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The Durutti Column

Vini Reilly (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.



    35th anniversary edition of The Durutti Column’s 1989 album ‘Vini Reilly’ on limited black vinyl.

    Regarded as the seminal album from the Manchester post-punk legends, the album is presented in the famous (and as to now unseen) ‘rejected’ sleeve by 8vo, the influential London design studio of the late 80s & early 90s.

    ‘Vini Reilly’ was produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries, New Order).

    Record Store Day 2024 Exclusive

    Numbered, limited edition on black vinyl.

    Vinyl mastered by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works.

    Northside

    Chicken Rhythms (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.


      Record Store Day 2024 Exclusive.

      Numbered, limited edition on yellow vinyl.

      First time reissued on vinyl since its original release for Northside – key players in the ‘Madchester’ / baggy / indierave scene of the early 90s.

      Top 20 album produced by The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie (Echo & The Bunnymen, Shack, The Coral, Texas).

      Featuring the indie dancefloor fillers ‘Take 5’, ‘Shall We Take A Trip’ and ‘My Rising Star’.

      Vinyl cut from the original Factory Records masters.

      Restored artwork by Central Station Design.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Take 5
      A2. Weight Of Air
      A3. Funky Munky
      A4. A Change Is On Its Way
      A5. Yeah Man
      B1. Tour De World
      B2. Wishful Thinking
      B3. Shall We Take A Trip
      B4. Who’s To Blame
      B5. Practise Makes Perfect

      Orbital

      Orbital (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.



        Orbital

        Orbital - 2024 Reissue

          Originally released on September 30, 1991, ‘The Green Album’ contains landmark Orbital tracks including their breakthrough 1990 single ‘Chime’, and the evergreen comedown classic ‘Belfast’. 

          Following the success of ‘Chime’, Pete Tong signed Orbital to London/ffrr Records, and Tong allowed the Hartnolls the freedom to record the album they wanted to make. Where their contemporaries on the rave circuit would knock out ten formulaic 4/4 piano bangers with guest vocalists and call it an album, for their debut Orbital wanted to explore wider textures, different rhythms, stranger mind spaces. “Our heroes were always Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, the Severed Heads – people who made proper, satisfying, full albums,” explains Paul, “and we were like, yeah, that’s what we want to do.”

          It was this ambition that led to Orbital becoming giants of electronic music. The Hartnoll brothers would go on to redefine what dance music could do and the place it took within popular culture itself. Their music has influenced and inspired artists from Björk to Bicep and they have collaborated with minds as diverse as Madonna, Kraftwerk and Professor Brian Cox.

          Following The Green Album their second self-titled album – aka The Brown Album – cemented Orbital’s position as musical visionaries. A career of creative leaps quite unlike those usually seen in the fast turnover world of dance music followed, including creating soundtracks for Hollywood films including 1997’s Event Horizon, and most recently for Mike Myers Netflix series The Pentaverate.

          Alongside their boundary-pushing work in the recording studio, Orbital earned a reputation as one of the best live acts on the planet. This year marks the 30th anniversary of their legendary 1994 Glastonbury performance, often cited as converting the festival to dance music. 


          TRACK LISTING

          Double Vinyl Tracklisting:
          Disc 1
          A1. The Moebius
          A2. Speed Freak
          A3. Macrohead
          B1. Oolaa
          B2. Desert Storm
          Disc 2
          C1. Fahrenheit 303
          C2. Steel Cube Idolatry
          C3. High Rise
          D1. Chime (Live)
          D2. Midnight (Live)
          D3. Belfast

          4LP Vinyl Boxset Tracklisting:
          Disc 1
          A1. The Moebius
          A2. Speed Freak
          A3. Macrohead
          B1. Oolaa
          B2. Desert Storm
          Disc 2
          C1. Fahrenheit 303
          C2. Steel Cube Idolatry
          C3. High Rise
          D1. Chime (Live)
          D2. Midnight (Live)
          D3. Belfast
          Disc 3
          E1. Torpedo Town (PKA Untitled)
          E2. Satan
          F1. L.C.1
          F2. Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
          F3. Crime
          Disc 4
          G1. Fahrenheit 3D3
          G2. Open Mind Jam
          G3. The Other One
          H1. Satan (Rhyme And Reason Vocal Mix)
          H2. Midnight (Sasha Remix)

          2CD Tracklisting:

          CD 1
          1. The Moebius
          2. Speed Freak
          3. Oolaa
          4. Desert Storm
          5. Fahrenheit 303
          6. Steel Cube Idolatry
          7. High Rise
          8. Chime (Live)
          9. Midnight (Live)
          10. Belfast
          11. I Think Its Disgusting
          CD 2
          1. Torpedo Town (PKA Untitled)
          2. Macrohead
          3. Satan
          4. L.C.1
          5. Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
          6. Crime
          7. Fahrenheit 3D3
          8. Open Mind Jam
          9. The Other One
          10. Satan (Rhyme And Reason Vocal Mix)
          11. Midnight (Sasha Remix)

          4CD Boxset Tracklisting:
          CD 1
          1. The Moebius
          2. Speed Freak
          3. Oolaa
          4. Desert Storm
          5. Fahrenheit 303
          6. Steel Cube Idolatry
          7. High Rise
          8. Chime (Live)
          9. Midnight (Live)
          10. Belfast
          11. I Think Its Disgusting
          CD 2
          1. Torpedo Town (PKA Untitled)
          2. Macrohead
          3. Satan
          4. L.C.1
          5. Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
          6. Crime
          7. Fahrenheit 3D3
          8. Open Mind Jam
          9. The Other One
          10. Satan (Rhyme And Reason Vocal Mix)
          11. Midnight (Sasha Remix)
          CD 3
          1. Chime 12”
          2. Deeper 12”
          3. Omen - The Fool
          4. Omen - The Tower
          5. 2 Deep
          6. Open Mind
          7. Midnight
          8. Choice
          9. Analogue Test Feb '90
          10. Choice (I And Eye Mix)
          CD 4
          1. Synergy (Live):
          1.1. Satan
          1.2. LC1
          1.3. Chime
          1.4. Son Of Chime
          2. Mystery Gig 1991 (Live):
          2.1. Choice
          2.2. Fahrenheit 303
          2.3. Chime / Crime
          2.4. BIT
          2.5. Oolaa
          2.6. Speed Freak

          Flowered Up

          A Life With Brian - 2024 Reissue

            Iconic UK indie band Flowered Up, seen as London’s answer to Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, reissue their debut album ‘A Life With Brian’ (from 1991) via London Records. The reissue follows a BFI documentary on the video of ‘Weekender’ and it’s legendary status in UK club culture of the time. The album remastering was overseen by Flowered Up keyboard player Tim Dorney.

            TRACK LISTING

            LP Tracklist:

            A1. Sunshine
            A2. Take It
            A3. Crackerjack
            A4. Mr Happy Reveller
            A5. Hysterically Blue
            B1. It's On
            B2. Silver Pan
            B3. Phobia
            B4. Egg Rush
            B5. Doris... Is A Little Bit Partial
            C1. Weekender
            D2. Weekender - Weatherall’s Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit Partial Mix)

            CD Tracklist:

            CD1
            1. Sunshine
            2. Take It
            3. Crackerjack
            4. Mr Happy Reveller
            5. Hysterically Blue
            6. It’s On
            7. Silver Pan
            8. Phobia
            9. Egg Rush
            10. Doris…..Is A Little Bit Partial
            11. Weekender – Original Version
            12. Weatherall’s Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit Partial Mix)

            CD2
            1. Weekender (BTWS Re-Animation)
            2. It’s On (Feel Pain Mix)
            3. Phobia (Paranoid Mix)
            4. I’ll Be Your Dog
            5. Take It (Pure Sexy Dub)
            6. Flapping
            7. Crackerjack – Clive Langer Version
            8. Don’t Talk Just Kiss
            9. Better Life
            10. Take It (Edge Of The Box Mix)
            11. Weatherall’s Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit More Partial Mix)
            12. Crackerjack – Everyone You Know Naughty Remix

            The Durutti Column

            Vini Reilly - Expanded Edition

              35th Anniversary edition of the seminal 1989 album ‘Vini Reilly’, Produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries, New Order). Remastered and heavily expanded 5 disc version, featuring over 75 tracks.


              TRACK LISTING

              DISC 1 - Vini Reilly:
              1. Love No More
              2. Pol In G
              3. Opera I
              4. People’s Pleasure Park
              5. Red Square
              6. Finding The Sea
              7. Otis
              8. William B
              9. They Work Every Day
              10. Opera II
              11. Homage To Catalonea
              12. Requiem Again
              13. My Country
              14. Otis (No Samples)
              15. Dry
              16. My Country (Monarchy Mix)

              DISC 2 - The Sporadic Recordings:
              1. Buddhist Prayer
              2. Pathway
              3. Nile Opera
              4. Shirt No. 7
              5. Kind Of Love
              6. Rob Grey’s Elegy
              7. Misere
              8. For Steven Patrick
              9. We Stumble
              10. Sketch For A Manchester Summer 1989
              11. Arpeggiator II
              12. Diazepam 5 Mgs
              13. But Was I…?
              14. Pol In Ab
              15. Real Drums – Real Drummer
              16. Another Mirror – Another Wall
              17. 30 Oldham Street
              18. 4.10 AM
              19. For Lydia
              20. Detail For Heidi & Jodie
              21. Zinni’s Dance
              22. PPP Version
              23. For Lucy H
              24. 4.30 AM
              25. It’s A Bright Guilty World – Pt 1
              26. It’s A Bright Guilty World – Pt 2
              27. Nile Reprise
              28. Diazepam 5 Mgs

              DISC 3 - Womad Live EP + Demos:
              1. Otis (Womad Live)
              2. English Landscape Tradition (Womad Live)
              3. Finding The Sea (Womad Live)
              4. Bordeaux (Womad Live)
              5. Day Is Over (Live)
              6. Red Shoes (Live)
              7. Opera II
              8. Finding The Sea I
              9. PPP (demo)
              10. Juan Montero (Sketch 1)
              11. Sample Tune
              12. Finding The Sea (2)
              13. Juan Montero (Sketch 2)
              14. William B (demo)
              15. Sketches On Stratocaster
              16. Zinni And Vini Tune

              DISC 4 - Live In Porto 30/04/1988

              1. Mercy Theme
              2. Arpeggiator
              3. What It Is To Me (Woman)
              4. Jongleur Grey
              5. Pol In B
              6. Bordeaux Sequence
              7. Jacqueline
              8. Sketch For Dawn
              9. Tomorrow
              10. Requiem Again
              11. English Landscape Tradition
              12. When The World
              13. The Missing Boy
              14. Red Shoes
              15. The Beggar
              16. Sketch For Summer

              DISC 5 - I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong
              1. I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong

              Redskins

              These Furious Flames! Redskins Live! 1985-86

                In the mid ’80s, in the midst and direct aftermath of the era defining Miner’s Strike, the Redskins, as political activists, delivered their electrifying and radical Socialist Workers Party missives and broadsides through the ministry of their music - a unique post-punk rock/soul hybrid that gained their lead singer, Chris Dean, the sobriquet ‘Tamla Motormouth’.The Redskins were taking a stand for the working man and by standing up, they stood out - and never so forcefully as in the live arena! With their stellar musicianship and crack brass section honed through a never ending whorl of ‘fighting fund’ benefit gigs, they were the furious flames that kept the anti-Thatcher fires of dissent burning throughout those challenging years marked by her seeming unassailability.

                These Furious Flames!’ is a 25 track documentation of the energy, commitment and drive of the Redskins as that campaigning live act. Issued in 2xCD capacity wallet, double vinyl and digital editions, each format couples together a recording of the full set of the finale concert of their 1985 ‘Kick Over Apartheid!’ tour - including guest appearances from Jerry Dammers and Billy Bragg - with the BBC broadcast tracks from their 1986 concert at the Town And Country Club.

                The double CD edition comes with a 40 page booklet that compiles new and period quotes by band members Martin Hewes, Chris Dean, Paul Hookham and Kevin Robertson as well as thoughts by an array of associates and celebrity fans including poet Atilla The Stockbroker, Billy Bragg, Colin Revolting, their studio album producers Pat Foley & Chris Silagyi and DJ Gary Crowley. The booklet also contains gig reviews, photographs and a condensed digest of media quotes about the band.

                The double vinyl LP format has printed inner bags replete with evocative archive photographs and a written introduction by Redskins founding member Martin Hewes, with whose co-operation and input this celebratory release has been curated."

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Lean On Me
                2. Reds Strike The Blues!
                3. Hold On!
                4. Unionize!
                5. Kick Over The Statues!
                6. 99 And A Half (Won’t Do)
                7. It Can Be Done!
                8. Turnin’ Loose (These Furious Flames)
                9. Plateful Of Hateful
                10. Bring It Down!
                11. Don’t Talk To Me About Whether
                12. The Power Is Yours…

                The Redskins

                Neither Washington Nor Moscow - 2023 Repress

                  Repress of the 2021 reissue the 1986 debut album - and only studio album – by The Redskins, ‘Neither Washington Nor Moscow'.

                  The reissue comes complete with new sleeve notes by Redskins bassist Martin Hewes, and the CD boxset includes a 68-page booklet with liner notes from Hewes and Redskins drummer Paul Hookham (who replaced original drummer Nick King in 1985) and renowned contemporaries including Billy Bragg and Paul Morley. 


                  TRACK LISTING

                  LP Tracklist:
                  1.  The Power Is Yours
                  2.  Kick Over The Statues!
                  3.  Go Get Organized!
                  4.  It Can Be Done!
                  5.  Keep On Keepin’ On!
                  6.  (Burn It Up) Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing)
                  7. Hold On! 
                  8. Turnin’ Loose (This Furious Flames)
                  9. Take No Heroes!
                  10. The Crack
                  11. Let’s Make It Work!
                  12. Lean On Me! 
                  13. Lean On Me! (Reprise - ‘The Return Of The Modern Soul Classic’

                  CD Box Set Tracklist:

                  CD1

                  1.  The Power Is Yours
                  2.  Kick Over The Statues!
                  3.  Go Get Organized!
                  4.  It Can Be Done!
                  5.  Keep On Keepin’ On!
                  6.  (Burn It Up) Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing)
                  7.  Hold On! 
                  8.  Turnin’ Loose (This Furious Flames)
                  9.  Take No Heroes!
                  10.  The Crack
                  11.  Let’s Make It Work!
                  12.  Lean On Me! 
                  13.  Lean On Me! (Reprise - ‘The Return Of The Modern Soul Classic’
                  14.  16 Tons (Coal Not Dole) 
                  15.  Reds Strike The Blues (Take 4)
                  16.  99 And A Half Won’t Do (with Reprise)
                  17.  You Want It? They Got It!
                  18.  A Plateful Of Hateful
                  19.  Take Your Gods And Bury Them (‘Take No Heroes’ - Alternative Version)

                  CD2
                  1.  Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing)  - 12” Version
                  2.  Keep On Keepin’ On! (Die On Your Feet 12” Mix) Produced By Ted De Bono, Mixed By Redskins
                  3.  The Power Is  Yours (MGM Mix By Stephen Street)
                  4.  Keep On Keepin' On (Original March ’84 - 12” Mix)
                  5.  It Can Be Done! 7” Version (Additional Recording And Mix By Stephen Street Alternate Mix)
                  6.  You Want It? They Got It! (Alternate Jammin’ Magazine Mix)
                  7.  Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing) (7” More FX Mix)
                  8.  Keep On Keepin’ On! (Live In ’85 From The ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’)
                  9.  Let’s Make It Work! (Live In ’85 From The ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’)
                  10.  Bring It Down! (Live In ’85 From The ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’)
                  11.  Kick Over The Statues! (Live In ’85 From The ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’)
                  12.  Tracks Of My Tears (Live In ’85 From The ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’) With Billy Bragg 
                  13.  Back In The USSR (Live In ’85 From The ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’) With Billy Bragg & Jerry Dammers
                  14.  Skinhead Moonstomp (Live In ’85 From The ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’) With Jerry Dammers
                  15.  Keep On Keepin’ On! (Live In ’85 From The ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’) - Speech Version With Bruce George, South African Activist

                  CD3
                  1.  The Power Is Yours (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd Apr, 1986)
                  2.  Kick Over The Statues! (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
                  3.  Hold On! (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
                  4.  The Crack (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
                  5.  99 And A Half Won’t Do (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
                  6.  Let’s Make It Work! (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
                  7.  Unioinize / Pickin’ The Blues (Peel Session, 9th Oct, 1982)
                  8.  Reds Strike The Blues (Peel Session, 9th Oct, 1982)
                  9.  Kick Over The Statues! (Peel Session, 9th Oct ’82)
                  10.  The Peasant Army (Peel Session, 9th Oct ’82)
                  11.  Young And Proud (Peel Session, 8th Aug ’83)
                  12.  Hold On! (Peel Session, 8th Aug ’83)
                  13.  99 And A Half Won’t Do (Peel Session, 8th Aug ’83)
                  14.  Take No Heroes! (Peel Session, 8th Aug ’83)
                  15.  A Plateful Of Hateful (Kid Jensen Session, 16th Jan ’84)
                  16.  It Can Be Done! (Kid Jensen Session, 16th Jan ’84)
                  17.  Keep On Keepin’ On! (Kid Jensen Session, 16th Jan ’84)

                  CD4
                  1.  Lev Bronstein (CNT 7”, 1982)
                  2.  The Peasant Army (CNT 7”, 1982)
                  3.  Lean On Me (Original CNT 7” Single)
                  4.  Unionize (CNT 7”, 1983)
                  5.  Move / Let My Words Be Bullets (Live In Munich, 1986)
                  6.  Don’t Talk To Me About Whether (Live In Munster, 1986)
                  7.  Levi Stubbs Tears (Live In Munich, 1986)
                  8.  The Most Obvious Sensible Thing (Unissued Session, 1986)
                  9.  Lean On Me (Northern Mix, CNT 12”, 1983)
                  10.  Unionize (Break Mix, CNT 12”, 1983)
                  11.  Stickies (Demo, 1981) As ‘No Swastikas’
                  12.  Strike (Demo, 1981) As ‘No Swastikas’
                  13.  Unnamed (Demo, 1981) As ‘No Swastikas’
                  14.  Anglo-Irish Summit Tapes: Interview With Redskins, 1986
                  15.  I Can’t Stand The Boss (Live Bootleg, ICA, London, 1986) With Introduction From Martin Hewes
                  16.  Names Were Named (Live Bootleg, SWAPO Festival, Italy, 1986)

                  The Brand New Heavies

                  Never Stop... The Best Of

                    2023 marks 35 years since the first single by The Brand New Heavies and here we have twenty-one seminal tracks from Acid Jazz royalty, The Brand New Heavies, who transcended London’s local funk scene to become to enjoy global success across with hits such as ‘Sometimes’, ‘You Are The Universe’, ‘Dream on Dreamer’, ‘Midnight at The Oasis’ and more.

                    This new compilation brings together all the singles from the band’s time with London Records, featuring 15 Top 40, 5 Top 20, and 1 Top 10 UK hits.

                    All formats feature new liner notes from producer and long-time fan Mark Ronson. 


                    TRACK LISTING

                    CD1
                    1. Never Stop
                    2. Dream Come True
                    3. Got To Give
                    4. Don’t Let It Go To Your Head
                    5. Stay This Way
                    6. Dream On Dreamer
                    7. Back To Love
                    8. Midnight At The Oasis
                    9. Spend Some Time
                    10. Close To You
                    11. Sometimes
                    12. You Are The Universe
                    13. You’ve Got A Friend
                    14. Shelter
                    15. Saturday Nite
                    16. Apparently Nothing
                    17. People Get Ready
                    18. Bonafied Funk
                    19. Brother Sister
                    20. Mind Trips
                    21. You Can Do It

                    CD 2
                    1. Stay This Way (Bob Sinclar Remix)
                    2. Dream Come True (Heavies Mix)
                    3. Never Stop (Heavies Mix)
                    4. Back To Love (GP Club Mix)
                    5. Midnight At The Oasis (Roger S Underground Network Mix)
                    6. Spend Some Time (Brothers In Rhythm Club Mix)
                    7. Close To You (Masters At Work Remix)
                    8. Sometimes (Monsieur D’s Underground Behaviour Mix)
                    9. You Are The Universe (Tuff Jam’s 2 In 1 Remix)
                    10. Saturday Nite (Full Intention Club Mix)

                    The Durutti Column

                    Time Was GIGANTIC... When We Were Kids - 2023 Reissue

                      Celebrating 25 years since the release of the seminal 1998 album by The Durutti Column for the first time on double heavyweight vinyl. Re-mastered with 5 bonus tracks: It’s Your Life, Babe (Bonus Track) Kiss of Def (Bonus Track) In the City (Bonus Track) New Order Tribute (Bonus Track) Drinking Song (version) (Bonus Track)

                      ‘Time Was GIGANTIC…’ was the final Factory Records release for The Durutti Column and the last release for the label before it closed. The edition features extensive liner notes by Factory Records and band expert James Nice. The original artwork has been revisited by the original designers 8VO (Mark Holt and Hamish Muir) 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Organ Donor
                      2. Pigeon
                      3. I B Yours
                      4. Twenty Trees
                      5. Abuse
                      6. Drinking Song
                      7. Sing To Me
                      8. My Last Kiss
                      9. For Rachel
                      10. Highfield Choir
                      11. Epilogue
                      12. It’s Your Life, Babe (Bonus Track)
                      13. Kiss Of Def (Bonus Track)
                      14. In The City (Bonus Track)
                      15. New Order Tribute (Bonus Track)
                      16. Drinking Song (version) (Bonus Track)

                      Echo & The Bunnymen

                      Peel Session 1997 (RSD23 EDITION)

                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.
                         Echo & The Bunnymen's classic 1997 John Peel session available for the first time on vinyl, featuring 2 songs from 1997's 'Evergreen' plus the Bunnymen classics "Villiers Terrace" and "Altamont". Black vinyl, no download code. 

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Don't Let It Get You Down
                        A2. Villiers Terrace
                        B1. Altamont
                        B2. Rescue

                        The Mike Flowers Pops

                        Wonderwall (RSD23 EDITION)

                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                          For the first time on 12", The Mike Flowers Popsí easy-listening smash "Wonderwall" is joined by covers of classic songs by BjOrk, The Doors and Prince. Black Vinyl, no download code.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1. Wonderwall
                          A2. Light My Fire
                          B1. Venus As A Boy
                          B2. 1999

                          Orbital

                          Optical Delusion

                            Legendary electronic music duo Orbital return in Spring 2023 with new album Optical Delusion, the Hartnoll brothers first studio album since 2018’s Monster’s Exist. Recorded in Orbital’s Brighton studio, Optical Delusion includes contributions from Sleaford Mods, Penelope Isles, Anna B Savage, The Little Pest, Dina Ipavic, Coppe, and perhaps most surprisingly, The Medieval Baebes.

                            For the first single Orbital have joined forces with Sleaford Mods on their fabulous, furious new single “Dirty Rat” Featuring a searing vocal from Jason Williamson over kinetic, driving beats, “Dirty Rat” is Orbital at their most vital, still utterly relevant and pushing forward over 30 years since they broke through with their landmark single “Chime”. Think KLF or Underworld 'Born Slippy’ - ‘Dirty Rat’ is a primal scream which crosses genres and generations.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Martin says: Having been a driving force of Electronic music since the 90's, it's always exciting to hear a new LP from rave auteurs Orbital. 'Optical Delusion' sees the duo joined by a host of collaborators (inc. Jason Williams of Sleaford Mods) and ends up being a development of their established sound, but renewed with a fierce political vigour and hearty resolve.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Ringa Ringa (The Old Pandemic Folk Song) (feat. The Mediaeval Baebes)
                            Day One (feat. Dina Ipavic)
                            Are You Alive? (feat. Penelope Isles)
                            You Are The Frequency (feat. The Little Pest)
                            The New Abnormal
                            Home (feat. Anna B Savage)
                            Dirty Rat – With Sleaford Mods
                            Requiem For The Pre Apocalypse
                            What A Surprise (feat. The Little Pest)
                            Moon Princess (feat. Coppe)

                            Echo & The Bunnymen

                            Evergreen - 2022 Reissue

                              Originally released in 1997, Evergreen marked a critical and commercial renaissance for the band after more than half a decade’s hiatus; an album that rightfully returned them to the Top 10 that sported three UK hits including the seminal ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’.

                              When Echo & The Bunnymen imploded at the end of the 1980s, the decade lost one of its greatest bands in the messiest of circumstances. Until then, theirs had been a magical rise: since 1979 they’d outgrown the Liverpool punk scene, outshone their alternative pop rivals of the mid-80s, and looked set to step into the big league. But by the end of the decade the magic that had kept them together was slowly unthreading. The die was cast in 1988 when Ian McCulloch quit after a tour of Japan. It should have marked the end for the band, but the remaining Bunnymen decided to persevere and seek a replacement. Unthinkable tragedy struck in 1989 when drummer Pete de Freitas was killed in a motorbike accident.

                              The finality – as it then seemed – of the Bunnymen was all the worse for the nagging sense that they hadn’t so much faded away as burned out before their time.

                              After a half-decade wilderness years of side projects and solo outings, in January 1997 Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Ian McCulloch decided to come back together in a recording studio for the first time in ten years. The reborn Bunnymen entered Doghouse studios in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, as fate would have it at the same time as Oasis, then gliding on a post-Knebworth high as the biggest band in Britain. In a pivotal generational passing of the baton, the two legends of their eras merged on the killer ace nestling up McCulloch’s sleeve, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, featuring a 24-year-old Liam Gallagher on backing “yeah, yeah, yeah!”s and tambourine shakes.

                              Any doubts among fans that the Bunnymen might have been making a terrible mistake by regrouping were obliterated by the song’s first chorus, crashing the UK Top Ten at number 8 in June 1997, the first taster of the album, the highest new entry in the band’s career and equalling their best ever chart position for ‘The Cutter’.

                              The self-produced sessions at Doghouse were further embellished with strings, horns and vocal arrangements at the more imperious sounding Abbey Road and the resultant album achieved the almost impossible; commercial, conceptual and critical acclaim on a par with their past achievements. NME called it “impossibly good. The first comeback in history not to be dogged by a nauseous sense of distress, the first one to actually sound important”, the Melody Maker declared “the new songs are as good as the old songs, and probably better than almost anything you’ll hear this year”.

                              Former manager (and later KLF pop maverick Bill Drummond) spoke of their return at the time: “Within the soul of Echo & The Bunnymen there was a pure aspiration that transcended all those would-be dragged up memories. It’s as if The Bunnymen were going for some ultimate and indefinable glory.”

                              Ten years since they last graced the Top Ten Album Chart, Evergreen returned them there in July 1997. The Bunnymen had proved themselves not only deserving of a second wind but effortlessly welcomed by the musical landscape of the late-90s. Arriving in the season of Oasis’s Be Here Now and The Verve’s Urban Hymns, Evergreen was both of and beyond its time.

                              At the time, McCulloch proudly spoke of the album as the best he’d believed they’d ever made. Through the sepia lens of hindsight, today he understates its value as containing “at least three great songs, which is three more than most bands have in their entire catalogue.” By name, the ballads ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, ‘Forgiven’ and ‘Just A Touch Away’. Beyond McCulloch’s holy trinity, Evergreen was just as notable for its snake-charming title track and the similarly serpentine ‘Empire State Halo’, both, like the best Bunnymen songs of yore, reaching our ears somewhere from Norris Green via Marrakesh. Elsewhere the Mersey shuffle of singles ‘Don’t Let it Get You Down’ and ‘I Want To Be There (When You Come)’ sees the brighter side of the band, as open and as relevant as their contemporaries past and present.

                              “Someone asked me the other day why I reunited the Bunnymen,” McCulloch commented that summer. “Well, I haven’t. I’ve re-ignited the Bunnymen. Having said that, they never stopped glowing somewhere in my heart.”

                              That glow made music, Evergreen still blinds.


                              TRACK LISTING

                              EVERGREEN (25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION) LP
                              A1 Don’t Let It Get You Down
                              A2 In My Time
                              A3 I Want To Be There (When You Come)
                              A4 Evergreen
                              A5 I’ll Fly Tonight
                              A6 Nothing Lasts Forever 3:55
                              B1 Baseball Bill
                              B2 Altamont
                              B3 Just A Touch Away
                              B4 Empire State Halo
                              B5 Too Young To Kneel
                              B6 Forgiven

                              EVERGREEN (25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION 2 X CD)
                              CD1
                              01 Don’t Let It Get You Down
                              02 In My Time
                              03 I Want To Be There (When You Come)
                              04 Evergreen
                              05 I’ll Fly Tonight
                              06 Nothing Lasts Forever
                              07 Baseball Bill
                              08 Altamont
                              09 Just A Touch Away
                              10 Empire State Halo
                              11 Too Young To Kneel
                              12 Forgiven
                              13 Watchtower
                              14 Polly
                              15 Hurracaine
                              16 Colour Me In
                              17 Antelope
                              18 Jonny
                              CD2
                              01 I Want To Be There (When You Come)
                              (Live At The Improv Theatre, 1999)
                              02 Rescue (Live At The Improv Theatre, 1999)
                              03 Lips Like Sugar (Live At The Improv Theatre, 1999)
                              04 Bedbugs And Ballyhoo (Live At The Improv Theatre, 1999)
                              05 Nothing Lasts Forever (Radio One Jo Whiley Session, 1997)
                              06 The Killing Moon (Radio One Jo Whiley Session, 1997)
                              07 Baseball Bill (Live At The Kilburn National, 1997)+
                              08 Just A Touch Away (Live At The Kilburn National, 1997)+
                              09 I’ll Fly Tonight (Live At The Kilburn National, 1997)+
                              10 Altamont (Live At The Kilburn National, 1997)+
                              11 Lips Like Sugar (Whyt Radio Acoustic Version, 1997)
                              12 I Want To Be There (When You Come) (Whyt Radio Acoustic Version, 1997)
                              13 The Killing Moon (Whyt Radio Acoustic Version, 1997)
                              14 Forgiven (GLR Robert Elms Acoustic Session, 1997)
                              15 Nothing Lasts Forever (Radio One Live Lounge Session, 1999)+
                              +Previously Unreleased

                              Sugababes

                              Anniversary Remixes

                                To honour twenty years since the release of Sugababes iconic debut album One Touch, the band release a series of brand-new remixes. The reworks from Majestic, Metronomy, Blood Orange and MNEK offer a fresh take on classic singles Overload, Same Old Story and Run For Cover.



                                TRACK LISTING

                                Run For Cover (MNEK Remix)
                                Same Old Story (Blood Orange Remix)
                                Overload (Metronomy Vs Tatyana Remix)
                                Overload (Majestic Remix)

                                The Communards

                                Communards - 35th Anniversary Edition

                                  The Communards are releasing a 35 year anniversary edition of their debut album ‘Communards' featuring their huge hit single ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’. Upon the album’s original release in 1986 ‘Don’t leave Me This Way’ had a four-week run at number one, the album itself reached a chart peak of number seven, going on to spend a total of 45 weeks in the UK Albums Chart.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  LP:

                                  A Side
                                  1. Don't Leave Me This Way 6:26
                                  2. La Dolarosa 2:43
                                  3. Disenchanted 6:14
                                  4. Reprise 5:22
                                  B Side
                                  1. So Cold The Night 6:48
                                  2. You Are My World 8:01
                                  3. Lover Man 3:52
                                  4. Don't Slip Away 2:58
                                  C Side
                                  1. Heavens Above 3:59
                                  2. Forbidden Love 4:57
                                  3. Breadline Britain 2:31
                                  4. Sanctified 2:35
                                  D Side
                                  1. Never No More 3:01
                                  2. Sentimental Journey 3:34
                                  3. When The Walls Come Tumbling Down 4:22
                                  4. Judgement Day 5:10

                                  CD:

                                  Disc 1:
                                  01 Don't Leave Me This Way 06:26 
                                  02 La Dolarosa 02:43
                                  03 Disenchanted 06:14 
                                  04 Reprise 05:22
                                  05 So Cold The Night 06:48 
                                  06 You Are My World 08:04
                                  07 Lover Man 03:52
                                  08 Don't Slip Away 02:58
                                  09 Heavens Above 03:59
                                  10 Forbidden Love 04:57
                                  11 Don't Leave Me This Way (Gotham City Mix Part Two) 11:30
                                  12 Disenchanted (Dance) 08:42
                                  13 So Cold The Night (Remix)   08:34

                                  Disc 2:
                                  01 So Cold The Night (Janice Long 13th October 1985) 03:43 
                                  02 Don't Slip Away (Janice Long 13th October 1985) 02:30 
                                  03 America (Janice Long 13th October 1985) 04:15 
                                  04 Forbidden Love (Janice Long 13th October 1985) 02:47
                                  05 La Dolorosa (Janice Long 13th October 1985) 02:34 
                                  06 You Are My World (12” Version) 09:52 
                                  07 Don´t Leave Me This Way (Ruff Mix) 08:27 
                                  08 Heavens Above (Ruff Mix) 03:19 
                                  09 Summertime 03:17
                                  10 Lover Man (Alternative Mix) 04:04
                                  11 Forbidden Love (Alternative Mix) 04:59
                                  12 Breadline Britain 02:32 
                                  13 Never No More 03:01
                                  14 Sentimental Journey 03:43
                                  15 When The Walls Come Tumbling Down 04:22
                                  16 Judgement Day 05:15
                                  17 Don't Leave Me This Way (7th Heaven Club Mix) 08:22

                                  To celebrate twenty years since the release of Sugababes’ iconic debut album “One Touch”, the band release a special anniversary edition of the album including rarities, demos and new remixes.

                                  Made up of Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhán Donaghy, the Sugababes represented a fiercely independent and creative UK scene at the turn of the millennium. Different from much of what was out at the time, “One Touch” crossed over from the purely pop world and became an oddball curveball across clubland and it’s after hours scenes with its clubber-friendly, downbeat hooks, flurries into UKG and hip-hip informed production. One Dave Walker who used to work here was a big proponent of the Sugababes when he and Huw Morgan (of Electriks fame) used to do a night at Harter Street Lounge here in Manchester. It's a bona fide classic of UK pop music which recalls a proud time for the industry. 

                                  Download card includes 35 (!!!) extra tracks including new remixes by MNEK, Metronomy, Blood Orange and Majestic. Featuring the hit singles ‘Overload’, ‘Run For Cover’ and ‘Same Old Story'.

                                  Remastered and expanded editions including unheard demos, rarities and classic/new remixes.


                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Vinyl Tracklist:
                                  Side A:
                                  One Foot In
                                  Same Old Story
                                  Just
                                  Let It Go Look At Me
                                  Soul Sound

                                  Side B:
                                  One Touch
                                  Lush Life
                                  Real Thing
                                  New Year
                                  Promises
                                  Run For Cover

                                  CD1 One Touch: Remastered                          
                                  1. Overload                    
                                  2. One Foot In                                          
                                  3. Same Old Story                                    
                                  4. Just Let It Go                                    
                                  5. Look At Me                                        
                                  6. Soul Sound                                      
                                  7. One Touch
                                  8. Lush Life
                                  9. Real Thing                                  
                                  10. New Year                                        
                                  11. Promises
                                  12. Run For Cover                                    
                                  +  Bonus Tracks
                                  13. Don’t Wanna Wait                                  
                                  14. Sugababes On The Run                            
                                  15. Forever                      
                                  16. Little Lady Love [Original Mix]                
                                  17. Sometimes                  
                                  18. This Is What You Need [Demo]                  
                                  19. Girls' Nite Out [Demo]

                                  CD2  Remixes And Alternative Versions                     
                                  1. Always Be The One [Demo]                            
                                  2. Run For Cover [MNEK Remix]      
                                  3. Overload [Majestic Remix]                    
                                  4. Same Old Story [Blood Orange Remix]
                                  5. Overload [Metronomy Vs Tatyana Remix]                  
                                  6. Just Let It Go [2001 Version]                              
                                  7. Look At Me [Alternative Mix]                              
                                  8. Real Thing [Original Mix]                        
                                  9. Soul Sound [Alternative Version]                  
                                  10. One Touch [C.R.E.A.M. Remix]                    
                                  11. New Year [Non Christmas Version] [a.k.a. 2001 Edit]         
                                  12. Promises [Acoustic Mix]
                                  13. Little Lady Love [About 2 Remix]                
                                  14. Overload [Ed Case Remix]                          
                                  15. Run For Cover [G4orce All Things Nice Dub]        
                                  16. Real Thing [2-Step Radio Mix]

                                  Goldie

                                  Timeless (25 Year Anniversary Edition)

                                  Goldie's critically acclaimed drum & bass opus from 1995, remastered and expanded with rareties and new remixes!

                                  25 years old, this complex debut album founded a new chapter in the history of the electronic genre originally reaching no. 7 in the charts and has since been celebrated for its unique blend of sublime strings, beautiful atmospheres and sophisticated vocals. Inarguably an ambitious blueprint at the time; Goldie’s production fashioned the edgy rhythms and bass of jungle into a newly futuristic model, now globally admired as drum & bass.

                                  Thsi special edition feature rarities and remixes unearthed from Goldie’s personal archive. Remastered with Goldie overseeing the process himself. 


                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Disc 1

                                  A Side:
                                  1-1a Inner City Life
                                  1-1b Pressure
                                  1-1c Jah

                                  B Side:
                                  B1 Saint Angel
                                  B2 State Of Mind
                                  B3 This Is A Bad



                                  Disc 2

                                  C Side:
                                  C1 Sea Of Tears
                                  C2 Jah The Seventh Seal
                                  D Side:
                                  D1 A Sense Of Rage (Sensual V.I.P. Mix)
                                  D2 Still Life
                                  D3 Angel


                                  Disc 3

                                  E Side:
                                  E1 Adrift
                                  E2 Kemistry
                                  E3 You & Me
                                  F Side:
                                  F1 Sensual
                                  F2 Kemistry

                                  Happy Mondays

                                  Bummed

                                    Like many an influential album in rock history, the cultural significance of Happy Monday’ Bummed was apparent to precious few listeners upon its first release on 5 November 1988. Within a decade or two, Bummed would be hailed as one of the best records of the ’80s, often by the self-same publications that had slated it back in the day – a harbinger of the seismic shift about to take place in British popular music, away from the squeaky-clean, corporately ordained pop-radio fodder which had increasingly dominated the charts since punk, and back towards the more aggressive, unruly and experience-hungry urges which had always pulsed through rock ‘n’ roll.

                                    With artwork lovingly replicated by original Manchester designers Central Station Design, this album is on vinyl for the first time since it’s original release.

                                    Featured the singles “Wrote For Luck” and “Lazyitis - One Armed Boxer”

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Andy says: The Martin Hannett produced "Bummed" was a huge step up (and on!) from their debut record. Cavernous and rambling, heavy and churning, the tunes here were much more direct whilst the grooves were (can we say it?) BAGGY as fuck! One of Factory Records' greatest ever releases.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Country Song 
                                    Moving In With 
                                    Mad Cyril 
                                    Fat Lady Wrestlers 
                                    Performance
                                    Brain Dead 
                                    Wrote For Luck 
                                    Bring A Friend 
                                    Do It Better 
                                    Lazy Itis

                                    Happy Mondays

                                    Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches

                                      Happy Mondays formed in 1980 and were signed by Tony Wilson to Factory Records. While their first album 'Squirrel And G-Man' had been all ramshackle ramblings and jarring grooves, by their second album 'Bummed' they were already showing signs of what was to come on 'Pills and Thrills' with off kilter funky grooves carrying Sean's sneering nonsensicle lyrics. 

                                      By 1990, 'Madchester' was in full swing, this was the time of the indie-dance crossover. Previously there had been a very distinct line drawn between these two genre's which was rarely (if ever) crossed, but rave culture and Ecstacy had erased such rigid barriers and with DJ Paul Oakenfold more dancefloor orientated production, the Mondays embraced this change and added loose (ok, yes, baggy) psychedelic grooves to their uncompromising lyrics and shady tales. This album (along with Primal Scream's 'Screamadelica') came to defined this indie-funk-psych-rave melding of genres and hedonistic scene perfectly. 

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Andy says: The Mondays first "pop" (but not really) LP was produced by superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold and featured their biggest hit, the superb "Kinky Afro". This was their time,and they didn't fail to deliver.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Kinky Afro
                                      God's Cop
                                      Donovan
                                      Grandbag's Funeral
                                      Loose Fit
                                      Dennis And Lois
                                      Bob's Yer Uncle
                                      Step On
                                      Holiday
                                      Harmony


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