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Trouble In Paradise (RSD24 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.


    For Record Store Day 2024, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of La Rouxís second album ëTrouble in Paradiseí will be a limited-edition remaster of the album on splatter colour 140g vinyl. The album was remastered at Abbey Road studios and features the singles ìUptight Downtownî and ìKiss and Not Tellî. ëTrouble in Paradiseí debuted at number six on the UK Albums Chart and at number 20 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, where it also became La Rouxís first album to top the Dance / Electronic Albums chart.

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    La Roux - 2022 Reissue

      Originally released in very limited quantities on vinyl in 2009, the album, La Roux, contains the UK No. 1 single Bulletproof as well as Top 3 smash In For The Kill. La Roux was shortlisted for the 2009 Mercury Prize and won Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2011.

      La Roux was a refreshing addition to the world of pop. Brixton-born Elly Jackson was inspired more by the music of Nick Drake and Neil Young than synth pop, and when Ben Langmaid first heard her, she was playing her songs on an acoustic guitar. Together, they updated the template for the synth duo, Langmaid resolutely in the background, while Jackson became the face and mouthpiece for the group.

      Their debut single, Quicksand, was released on Kitsune Records in December 2008, and soon after Polydor signed them, and amid a flurry of press attention, In For The Kill came out in March 2009, rising to No. 2 in the UK. In June that year, Bulletproof topped the charts, paving the way for the album, which was received warmly in the UK and made huge inroads into the US charts.

      Jackson’s androgyny and the duo’s musical style evoked the 80s, yet this was no mere pastiche. The songs had heart and soul and were delivered with matchless panache. “People don’t just want R&B girls thrusting their groins at them,” she told The Guardian. “It gave me hope. People bought the record even though it was fronted by this odd boy-looking ginger girl.”

      La Roux is presented with scrupulous attention to the detail of the original UK first pressing and available in audiophile 180gm vinyl. Whether replacing a much-loved original copy, or adding to a collection afresh, this is a superior way to enjoy such enduring and influential music.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. In For The Kill
      2. Tigerlily
      3. Quicksand
      4. Bulletproof
      5. Colourless Colour
      6. I'm Not Your Toy
      7. Cover My Eyes
      8. As If By Magic
      9. Fascination
      10. Reflections Are Protection
      11. Armour Love
      12. Growing Pains

      Grammy-winning and BRIT and Mercury-Prize-nominated artist La Roux returns with her first new album since 2014’s ‘Trouble In Paradise’ is released on her own label Supercolour Records. From the cover to the contents, this is unequivocally the album Elly Jackson always wanted to make, a claim that with some artists might ring alarm bells, but in this instance simply means that ‘Supervision’ sounds precisely, unmistakably, gloriously like La Roux. So, if you're looking for shimmering synths, bubblegum flavours, effortlessly cool vocals and exceptional pop songwriting, this is your new jam.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: Huge, bold synths and 80's tinged percussion lay the foundations for this, the latest outing from La Roux. The brilliantly written and confident pop aesthetic ensures that La Roux feels just as essential on your home stereo as it does in the club, and as a main constituent of a good Lasagne.

      TRACK LISTING

      21st Century
      Do You Feel
      Automatic Driver
      International Woman Of Leisure
      Everything I Live For
      Otherside
      He Rides
      Gullible Fool

      Love her or hate her, you can't deny that La Roux has come up with some super-catchy electro-pop tunes this year. "Quicksand" is another one that's sure to make a run up the charts. With snapping 80s electro-dance beats, a dirty bassline and a big hooky chorus, this has 'hit' written all over it.


      Part synth-pop classic, part future pop blueprint, the unforgettably catchy "I'm Not Your Toy" is set to be La Roux's next instant classic and is as sure to take up residence in your brain as its predecessors. With her own sci-fi disco ice queen style cut from the same iconic androgynous mould as Grace Jones and Annie Lennox and looking as otherworldly as Tilda Swinton in an electro remake of the Man Who Fell To Earth, La Roux has ripped up the 2009 pop star rule book, already becoming an accidental fashion heroine, a pop star as beloved of fashion journalists as much as radio DJs. Both 12" and CD single features remixes come from Data (big main room electrohouse smasher) and Jack Beats (another of their monster fidget jackers).


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