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Cracker Island (Deluxe) (RSD24 EDITION)



    Gorillaz release a special Record Store Day 2024 Deluxe Edition of their chart-topping 2023 album Cracker Island. The one-off release features 6 additional tracks that havenít been available on physical formats before and exclusive new album artwork by Jamie Hewlett. Cracker Island (Deluxe Vinyl Edition) is a limited run, pressed on double coloured vinyl (1 x pink disc, 1 x magenta disc) as well as 4 bonus tracks (Side C) and 2 remixes (Side D), plus a double-sided art print by Jamie Hewlett.


    Cracker Island

      ‘Cracker Island’ is the eight studio album from Gorillaz, an energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection of 10 tracks featuring yet another stellar line-up of artist collaborators: Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Bootie Brown and Beck. Recorded in London and LA earlier this year, it is produced by Gorillaz, Remi Kabaka jr. and eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer / multi-instrumentalist / songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin.

      The virtual band exploded onto TikTok gaining over 2.1 m followers in the space of a few months where they continue to innovate, taking virtual characters where no character has been before…


      Barry says: Another neon synth-heavy outing from Albarn & Co. This time sees previous collaborators Beck & Bootie Brown return, while inviting new assistance in the form of Tame Impala, Stevie Nicks (!) and Thundercat! R&B-tinged electronica, disco and synth-pop grooves atop jazzy bass and huge percussion loops. Unmistakeable, classic Gorillaz.


      1. Cracker Island (feat. Thundercat)
      2. Oil (feat. Stevie Nicks)
      3. The Tired Influencer
      4. Tarantula
      5. Silent Running (feat. Adeleye Omotayo)
      6. New Gold (feat. Tame Impala And Bootie Brown)
      7. Baby Queen
      8. Tormenta (feat. Bad Bunny)
      9. Skinny Ape
      10. Possession Island (feat. Beck)


      Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez

        Gorillaz started the year with Episode 1 - ‘Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves’ - of Song Machine, a whole new concept from one of the most innovative bands around. Now, six episodes in, Noodle, 2D, Murdoc and Russel have visited Morocco and Paris, London and Lake Como, as well as travelling all the way to the moon, and Gorillaz is ready to bring you the full collection titled Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez, out on 23rd October 2020.

        Song Machine is the ongoing and ever-evolving process which has seen Gorillaz joined by an expanding roster of collaborators captured live in Kong Studios and beyond. The result is an expansive collection of tracks embracing a myriad of sounds, styles, genres and attitudes from a breath-taking line-up of guest artists including Beck, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Kano, Leee John, Octavian, Peter Hook, Robert Smith, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Slaves, Slowthai, St Vincent and 6LACK.
        To date the project has seen over 100million streams on all tracks already and the band’s biggest period of sustained growth across both listenership and fanbase growth. All this before the album has even been announced!

        Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.


        Barry says: You will have heard a few of these already, but it's nice to finally have all of the disparate releases compiled into one handy to pop-on collection. The deluxe CD has even more of these fruitful collaborations with some of the most recognisable names in modern music. It's a diverse and entertaining selection, and one that will have fans keen for a follow-up.


        1. Strange Timez (feat. Robert Smith)
        2. The Valley Of The Pagans (feat. Beck)
        3. The Lost Chord (feat. Leee John)
        4. Pac-Man (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
        5. Chalk Tablet Towers (feat. St Vincent)
        6. The Pink Phantom (feat. Elton John And 6LACK)
        7. Aries (feat. Peter Hook And Georgia)
        8. Friday 13th (feat. Octavian)
        9. Dead Butterflies (feat. Kano And Roxani Arias)
        10. Désolé (feat. Fatoumata Diawara) [Extended Version]
        11. Momentary Bliss (feat. Slowthai And Slaves)

        Deluxe CD And Deluxe Vinyl Box Set Tracklist:
        Disc 1
        1. Strange Timez (feat. Robert Smith)
        2. The Valley Of The Pagans (feat. Beck)
        3. The Lost Chord (feat. Leee John)
        4. Pac-Man (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
        5. Chalk Tablet Towers (feat. St Vincent)
        6. The Pink Phantom (feat. Elton John And 6LACK)
        7. Aries (feat. Peter Hook And Georgia)
        8. Friday 13th (feat. Octavian)
        9. Dead Butterflies (feat. Kano And Roxani Arias)
        10. Désolé (feat. Fatoumata Diawara) [Extended Version]
        11. Momentary Bliss (feat. Slowthai And Slaves)

        Disc 2
        12. Opium (feat. EARTHGANG)
        13. Simplicity (feat. Joan As Police Woman)
        14. Severed Head (feat. Goldlink And Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
        15. With Love To An Ex (feat Moonchild Sanelly)
        16. MLS (feat. JPEGMAFIA And CHAI)
        17. How Far? (feat. Tony Allen And Skepta)

        A brand new studio album from Gorillaz titled The Now Now will be released by Parlophone Records on 29th June.

        The Now Now is 11 all-new songs from the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act, produced by Gorillaz, with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, and recorded in London, in February this year.

        The album sessions for The Now Now saw the band largely eschewing guest stars, taking it back to the core creative crew: blue-haired, sweet-natured dreamer 2D on vocals; whip-smart Japanese badass Noodle on guitar; not forgetting Brooklyn-born philosopher and the meat–behind-the-beat Russel Hobbs on drums. And with Murdoc Niccals temporarily indisposed, bass duties on the new album have been taken up by erstwhile Gangreen Gang member Ace.


        1. Humility (feat. George Benson)
        2. Tranz
        3. Hollywood (feat. Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle)
        4. Kansas
        5. Sorcererz
        6. Idaho
        7. Lake Zurich
        8. Magic City
        9. Fire Flies
        10. One Percent
        11. Souk Eye

        The Gorillaz return for their newest offering since 2010's 'Plastic Beach'. Having amped up the guest-factor on this release, there is a whole host of influence from all over the musical spectrum. The Peven Everett number, 'Strobelite' for instance is a luminescent dancefloor house number, complete with soaring vocals and thumping bassy rolls, lots of filters and clanging sweeps, all topped with a smooth-as-silk string synth overlay. 

        Move along to 'Charger' though and we get the scary/alluring big baddie vox of disco-not-disco legend Grace Jones, before sweeping spookily into Albarn's dulcet Gorillaz voice. Backed by an industrious clanging synth sweep and charged percussives, it slowly segues into anthemic swirl of grooving disco before fading into the solemn follower, 'Andromeda'.

        By integrating a diverse selection of supplimentary talent, Gorillaz have managed to increase the scope of their already venerable musical palette, and absorb all sorts of influence along the way. 'Humanz' is littered with references to classic electronic music in all it's forms but still relies heavily upon that good old-fashioned songwriting we're all so keen on, providing their most diverse offering yet, whilst not sacrificing the cohesion and flow that has set them in such good stead so far. 


        1. Intro: I Switched My Robot Off
        2. Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
        3. Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
        4. Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)
        5. Momentz (feat. De La Soul)
        6. Interlude: The Non-conformist Oath
        7. Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
        8. Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
        9. Interlude: Elevator Going Up
        10. Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
        11. Busted And Blue
        12. Interlude: Talk Radio
        13. Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
        14. Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
        15. Interlude: Penthouse
        16. Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
        17. She's My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
        18. Interlude: The Elephant
        19. Halleujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
        20. We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)

        Bonus Tracks On Special Edition CD
        1. Interlude: New World
        2. The Apprentice (feat. Rag‘n’Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK)
        3. Halfway To The Halfway House (feat. Peven Everett)
        4. Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà)
        5. Ticker Tape (feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
        6. Circle Of Friendz (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)

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