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Slowdive

Outside Your Room EP

    Outside Your Room is the fourth EP by English shoegazing band Slowdive, released in 1993, two weeks prior to the release of their successful album Souvlaki. The title is taken from the lyrics of the song “Alison”, which reached No. 69 in the UK Singles Chart. Side A also features the lazy lurcher “So Tired”. The flip side features the hypnotic, smouldering near-instrumental dub of “Souvlaki Space Station” and closes with “Moussaka Chaos”.

    This rare and sought-after EP is now finally available as a limited edition of 4000 individually numbered copies on red & gold swirled vinyl. The jacket has a special deluxe “alubrush” finish. The package includes an insert with the Slowdive catalogue.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured 12" Info: Limited edition of 4000 individually numbered copies on red & gold swirled vinyl.

    Chapterhouse

    Blood Music - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

      British shoegazing/alternative rock band Chapterhouse released two albums during their existence, Whirlpool (1991) and Blood Music (1993). The second and final album has a more pronounced electronic sound than its predecessor. But they also managed to keep many elements of shoegaze in their music. This thrilling record defines their music in singles like "She's a Vision" and "We Are the Beautiful". The album ends with the awesome "Picnic," a 15-minute ambient/rock piece that arguably was their best-ever number.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: Limited edition 180g transparent red vinyl.

      Various Artists

      The Turning: Kate's Diary OST (Featuring David Bowie & Courtney Love)

        This album Includes a brand new, unreleased song by David Bowie, "American Landfill" feat.Kristeen Young, and unreleased acoustic version of Mother by Courtney Love.

        These tracks all feature in the movie The Turning, but are NOT not featured on the Original Soundtrack CD. These songs are all exclusive to the vinyl release, and will not be released again, (with the exception of the Bowie song which will be released digitally at some point).

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xColoured LP Info: 180g red & black marble LP.

        Ryuichi Sakamoto

        Black Mirror Smithereens OST

          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE OCTOBER 24TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
          LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          Smithereens" is the second episode of the fifth series of the anthology series Black Mirror.The score is composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto—composer, electro-pop pioneer, buddy to David Bowie, and synthesizer legend.His work since the late 1970s has taken him from the top of the charts.Sakamoto's music has consistently exuded a profound empathy.Whether leading Yellow Magic Orchestra's cheeky pop, collaborating with cranial ambient artists, or, more recently, confronting his own mortality, Sakamoto's music expresses in a few elegant gestures the haunting richness of life.Sakamoto's music plays a central role in the episode as it is at the core of the zen music playlist listened by the main protagonist.

          1LP on coloured vinyl in deluxe PVC sleeve.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Coloured LP Info: 180 gram coloured (black & white marble) vinyl in 3mm sleeve with deluxe PVC sleeve.

          I Am Kloot

          I Am Kloot - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

            I am Kloot is the second album of the band by the same name. Their music is haunting, melodic, and smooth. This second piece yielded five singles, including the hits "Life in a Day" and "3 Feet Tall". It's much more than just a standard rock album. Songs like “From Your Favourite Sky” and “Proof” are just brilliant and show their development after their first release from two years earlier. It's all a bit more streamlined than before but that's the strength of the band. John Bramwell is a fine songwriter who created this beautiful marvel. 

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Coloured LP Info: Limited to 1000 individually numbered copies on 'smokey' coloured vinyl.

            Various Artists

            Behind The Dykes - Beat, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1964 - 1972 (2Lp)

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE SEPTEMBER 26TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
              LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


              Behind The Dykes is a 2LP compilation presenting the best bands and artists the Dutch had to offer in the period 1964-1972.The Netherlands were the first non-English speaking country to storm the Billboard Hot 100 with a string of hit singles from bands such as Shocking Blue, Focus, George Baker Selection, Golden Earring and Tee-Set.This 2LP presents the bands that followed closely behind, with singles and albums that internationally have become highly sought-after records.Some bands with a rich discography, others with no more than one or two singles under their belt.Original singles of many of these tracks are currently offered and/or sold for hundreds of Euros on Discogs, and many original pressing were so limited at the original time of release that they are impossible to find.The album is released under the Decca brand with the classic logos and labels.The album was especially compiled/designed for RSD 2020.The psychedelic artwork looks fabulous.The full color printed inner sleeves contain liner notes about each individual band with the original single artwork, while the inside of the gatefold sleeve contains photos of the artists featured on this album.Limited edition of individually numbered copies on coloured vinyl.

              Slowdive

              Slowdive (RSD20 EDITION)

                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                30th anniversary edition for RSD 2020 of their self-titled EP.Slowdive was actually the band's original demo; the band preferred these original recordings after feeling disillusioned with the results of their studio recordings of the same songs.NME staff member Simon Williams wrote "Slowdive have banished the barrier restricting creativity...When they really relax, Slowdive can make Cocteau Twins sound like Mudhoney".Melody Maker awarded the EP its "Single of the Week" award.Featuring the songs Avalyn I & Avalyn II + the track Slowdive.This special RSD 12" is presented on coloured (blue & green mixed) vinyl.The sleeve is finished with special deluxe alubrush coating, it shimmers, just like the music it contains! 45rpm

                Todd Rundgren

                A Wizard, A True Star

                  Todd Rundgren’s masterpiece "A Wizard, A True Star" has everything to offer from the American multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. The studio genius recorded an album which was a significant departure from his previous album "Something / Anything?" With the money from the hit singles of this previous record he had built his own studio in New York, Secret Sound, and began recording "A Wizard, A True Star". It’s pure greatness packed in 19 tracks, which just sporadically clocks above 2 minutes each. Psychedelic drugs had a big influence on the recording process. The beauty and hysteria of the music fits the bill perfectly. Humour and superior recording techniques going together in optima forma. Yes, this is one of those rare recordings which goes into history, and it still stand the test of time.

                  Todd Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is known for his stage outfits, experimental music and adopting computer technologies to describe his musical ideas.


                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  says: Todd's undisputed masterpiece, blends psych, soul and beautiful melody, in an explosive, mind bending manner.

                  Tin Machine

                  Tin Machine II

                    Originally released by Victory Music in 1991, Tin Machine II is the second and final studio album by Tin Machine. After this album and the supporting tour, frontman David Bowie resumed his solo career.

                    Tin Machine II’s reputation has only increased over the years. Uncut magazine placed the album on their list of 50 Great Lost Albums (their list of great albums not currently available for purchase), calling the album “extraordinary”.

                    As with all Bowie albums, there are plenty of strong tracks here to make this a must have. Opening track “Baby Universal” is pure Bowie. He re-recorded this track in 1996 for his 1997 album Earthling, but the track was not released on the album. It was eventually released in 2020 on the Bowie EP Is it Any Wonder?. The first single “You Belong in Rock n’ Roll” was released ahead of the album and peaked at No. 33 in the UK. The second single “Baby Universal” achieved success on the Modern Rock chart in the USA, where it reached No. 21, and the third and last single “One Shot” became an even bigger hit, reaching No. 3.

                    The album’s cover (which was censored for its original USA release!) was created by Edward Bell, who had previously worked with Bowie in making artwork for Scary Monsters. The MOV cover features a spot varnish finish.

                    Music On Vinyl gives Tin Machine II its first vinyl re-release since the 1991 original, and it’s pressed on coloured vinyl for the very first time. The initial pressing is a limited edition of 10000 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl.

                    Reload (Mark Pritchard And Tom Middleton)

                    A Collection Of Short Stories - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                      Collection of Short Stories is an ambient electronic masterpiece produced by Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton (collectively also known as Global Communication). This first full-length by the duo, released as Reload, charted the dark side of the ambient-techno, long before it became popular. This incredibly atmospheric early 90s collection is one of the best from the genre and a must have for every electronic music fan.

                      Available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on translucent yellow vinyl. The package includes 24-page booklet with introduction and short stories written by Dominic Fripp.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      2xColoured LP Info: 2000 individually numbered copies on translucent yellow vinyl.

                      The Wannadies

                      Be A Girl

                        Swedish rockers The Wannadies reached internationally stardom by releasing their third album Be A Girl. Single “You and Me Song” became the group’s biggest hit, peaking at number eighteen in the United Kingdom. The song featured on the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s film Romeo + Juliet (starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio). But the magic of the album goes further, “Might Be Stars” became another UK hit, and sounds exactly like the Britpop from that time. The sound of summer is what makes this record so wonderful, from the start to the end.


                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        LP Info: 180 gram audiophile vinyl with insert
                        Includes the massive pop single "You And Me Song"

                        Boo Radleys

                        Wake Up!

                          The Boo Radleys’ third album Wake Up! reached the number one spot in the UK album charts. Although their previous albums received critical acclaim, this was the album which opened the doors to a much bigger audience. One of the factors was the release of the sunny Britpop Top 10 single “Wake Up Boo!”. It became their biggest hit internationally and it was the most-played song on the UK radio in 1995. The second an third single, “Find The Answer Within” and “It’s Lulu”, also charted in the UK Top 40. Different styles of British pop can be found in their music, but most of the darkness of their previous records are replaced by the grand pop with big choruses and bright melodies. 

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Coloured LP Info: Wake Up! is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on 180 gram, audiophile, turquoise vinyl.

                          Todd Rungdren

                          Something/Anything?

                            Music On Vinyl presents Todd Rundgren the The A Wizard, A True Star series. The third album by the American musician is one of his all time highlights. Something / Anything? showcased how he managed to play all instruments on three sides of the record and produces the whole record as well. The album peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 and the single “Hello It’s Me” was a top-five hit in the US. What he created is a journey through time, with each side exploring other musical ideas. The first side is filled with catchy pop melodies, while side two is a more complex approach. During the third part it gets kind of heavy, and the last part is an operetta with a full band. The feature-length masterpiece remains the definitive showcase of all the talents he was born with.

                            Todd Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is known for his stage outfits, experimental music and adopting computer technologies to describe his musical ideas. 

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Coloured LP 2 Info: Something / Anything? is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on coloured (purple & solid red mixed) vinyl, and includes an 8 page folded insert.

                            Todd Rungdren

                            Runt

                              Reluctant to start a full-fledged solo career after leaving the Nazz, Todd Rundgren formed Runt, a band that was a front for what was in effect a solo project. Such isolationism lends Runt its unique atmosphere -- it is the insular work of a fiercely talented artist finally given the opportunity to pursue his off-kilter musical vision.

                              From the moment the slow, bluesy psychedelic grind of "Broke Down and Busted" starts the album, it's apparent that Rundgren could never have made Runt with the Nazz -- and that's before the introspective ballads or the willfully strange stuff kicks in. Throughout the record, Rundgren reveals himself as a gifted synthesist, blending all manners of musical styles and quirks into a distinctive signature sound. He's as interested in sound as he is in song and while he would later pursue these tendencies to extremes, Runt finds him learning how to create an effective sound with the studio, which may be the reason why the album runs the gamut from hard rockers like "Who's That Man?" to ballads like "Once Burned."

                              Although these songs are instantly appealing, the album really gets interesting when he reaches between those two extremes, whether it's in the classic pop medley "Baby Let's Swing," the bizarrely tongue-in-cheek "I'm in the Clique," or the equally impish "We Gotta Get You a Woman," which gave Rundgren his first hit. All the details buried within these songs -- not only in the deceptively direct productions, but within the writing itself -- confirm Rundgren's exceptional skill at songcraft. He occasionally slips on Runt, delivering tracks that rely on production instead of a blend of studiocraft and songcraft, but it remains a thoroughly impressive debut and one of his finest pop records--All Music

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              Coloured LP Info: 180 gramaudiophile vinyl
                              Includes insert
                              First release of Music On Vinyl/ Utopia series
                              Limited edition of 1,000 individually numbered copies on gold vinyl.

                              Various Artists

                              Breaking Bad OST

                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                180 gram audiophile vinyl PVC protective sleeve Gatefold sleeve with UV-spot Varnish (TBC) A selection of defining songs, featured in the five seasons of Breaking Bad Exclusive Breaking Bad postcard (TBC) Exclusive Breaking Bad sticker-sheet with logo’s (TBC) 4-page booklet with exclusive pictures and credits (TBC) 2 printed innersleeves with pictures (TBC) Secret inscriptions in run-out groove Essential Breaking Bad songs by Gnarls Barkley, Bob James, J.J. Cale, The Monkees, Beastie Boys, Badfinger, Fever Ray, Whitey, The Bambi Molesters and others Limited edition of 3000 individually numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl. 600 in UK Breaking Bad is one of the most critically acclaimed television shows of all time. Following its premiere in 2008, the show's five-season run won 16 Emmy Awards and earned 58 nominations and continues to appeal to new fans every day in over 170 territories worldwide. The series follows the story of Walter White, a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family's financial future, and is supported by an impressive soundtrack. Music from a variety of styles and decades can be heard throughout the 5 seasons of the series. Music On Vinyl releases a special Record Store Day 2LP soundtrack, containing a selection of defining songs from the series. The soundtrack includes tracks by Dave Porter, Gnarls Barkley, J.J. Cale, Los Cuates de Sinaloa, The Beastie Boys, Badfinger, Nat King Cole and The Monkees. The Breaking Bad release is housed in a gatefold sleeve with UV-spot varnish. The package includes an Breaking Bad postcard and sticker-sheet with logo’s. To understand the story behind the songs we including a 4-page booklet with exclusive pictures and extensive liner notes by Thomas Golubic, Breaking Bad's music supervisor

                                Ian Brown

                                Unfinished Monkey Business

                                  Ian Brown was left high and dry when the Roses split in April '96 and rumours spread that he'd left the music industry for good. Truth is: he almost had! Ian had considered gardening or even selling Roses bootlegs, he felt so disenchanted with  what he'd described as the filthiest business in the world. Apparently it was the will of the people, fans he'd bump into on the street, that constantly encouraged him to get back to it. So it was that 18 months later, around Christmas of 97, his first single as a solo artist was riding our airwaves. It did not disappoint!

                                  The new tunes were superb, but the sound was a refreshing if not puzzling surprise:warm, fuzzy, ocassionally distorted, analogue even lo-fi sounds; clanking drum machines and bashed on acoustic guitars. This was the kind of groovy curio you'd be more likely to find on (Beastie Boys' cool as fuck) Grand Royale than on Ian's new major label. Apparently they begged him for a "name" producer or remixer, but ever his own man, Ian refused.

                                  Mani from The Roses played over a classic Reni shuffle on Can't See Me, which along with My Star (the previously mentioned debut single) and the glorious  Corpses In Their Mouths , smashed into the Uk Top 20, in the days when these things mattered! Elsewhere, the wah-wah laden What Happened To Ya (pure Roses, apparently about the Roses) and epic Ice Cold Cube (one of his greatest ever songs: heavy, dark and mega-melodic) nicely completed the Massive Tune Quota whilst the bluesy and bonkers Lions and squelchy and sleezy Deep Pile Dreams offered texture and variety to an already varied palette. Sunshine sounds like Syd, smashing a song out on an acoustic guitar, one to one in a bedroom. The title track recalls Lee Perry in its cute'n' wonky catchiness.

                                  All in all: a triumph, then. Not shouting from the rooftops, like in his "first band on the moon" pomp, but a small and very satisfying step in what would turn out to be a very succeesful and much loved solo career.

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  says: Hilariously (and aptly) christened King Monkey by the drummer of Dodgy, of all people, this was the first installment of Ian Brown solo music. Independent and original, it's still one of his best records, after all these years.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  Ltd LP Info: 180 gram audiophile edition.
                                  Printed inner sleeve.

                                  Matthew Sweet

                                  Altered Beast

                                    Matthew Sweet is an American singer-songwriter and rock musician. He was part of the burgeoning music scene in Georgia during the ‘80s, before gaining commercial success in the ‘90s. His fourth album Altered Beast was recorded together with some famous musicians, like Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Jody Stephens (Big Star) and Richard Lloyd (Television). It covers all sides of his musical personality, going from country-rock to punk. It’s a quite dark album, presenting Sweet’s pain in different aspects of life. “I don’t like knowing people. I don’t like people knowing about me” he sings. The best part is just to see this album grow after a few listens and that’s when it all falls together.

                                    Altered Beast is available as a first pressing of 1.000 individually numbered copies on transparent blue coloured vinyl.

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    Coloured LP Info: Limited numbered copies on transparent blue coloured vinyl.

                                    Hawkwind

                                    Hawkwind

                                      Hawkwind’s debut album is an extensive mix of psychedelic and progressive rock, resulting in the so called space-rock. As one of the pioneers in this genre they recorded a bunch of deep soundscapes, combining the best of different genres. The sound of the band is original and the approach is naive in a good sense. This debut can be seen as the highlight of their career, capturing the true spirit of this raw and communal musical movement. The Pretty Things guitarist Dick Taylor produced the debut album by Hawkwind, after he had left his former group.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      LP Info: 180 gramaudiophile vinyl
                                      Gatefold sleeve

                                      Bernard Hermann

                                      Taxi Driver

                                        You talkin’ to ME?’; undeniably one of the most famous quotes from movie history and from one of its most memorable characters. Travis Bickle, the frustrated Vietnam veteran in Taxi Driver; the lonely nut obsessed with sex and violence who takes a job as a cabbie to battle his insomnia. Robert De Niro’s legendary performance ensured that this Scorcese classic ended up on many a ‘best movie of all time’ lists.

                                        Bernard Hermann’s score is comprised primarily of a brass section mixing with a saxophone theme. The music swings back and forth, to amplify Travis’ deteriorating mental state. Layered atop the two key components are harps, woodwinds, and even noises of the city, like a nearby drum kit or the music of a theater. It was also Bernard Hermann’s last ever soundtrack. He died just a few hours after completing the score. Like no other he composed a dark and threatening atmosphere that drags you into Bickle’s twisted mind.

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        Coloured LP Info: Limited yellow coloured LP, only 600 copies in UK

                                        Spirit

                                        Spirit

                                          Spirit’s eponymous debut album shows their versatility, proving to be a blueprint for subsequent releases such as The Family That Plays Together and Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus. With fuzz guitar leads, sitars, clavinets, intricate string arrangements, blaring horn sections and excellent songwriting, Spirit has it all. The album includes the track “Taurus”, of which Led Zeppelin (who once opened up for Spirit) allegedly ‘borrowed’ the riff of “Stairway To Heaven”, which was released three years later. The signature sound of the band is the combination of heavy tones, versatile drumming and unusual themes.

                                          Under guidance of Randy California (a moniker which was given to him by the one and only Jimi Hendrix himself with whom Randy - born Randy Craig Wolfe - used to jam with in his pre-experience group The Blue Flames), Spirit was a freeform musical oddity that enjoyed huge success in the hippie Sixties and beyond. Combining Jazz, Rock, Prog, Folk and Indian influences, Spirit were unarguably the most interesting band under the Californian sun.

                                          Spirit is available as a limited edition of 1.000 copies on transparent vinyl.

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          Coloured LP Info: Transparent vinyl.

                                          Cranes

                                          Self-Non-Self

                                            After releasing their first EP Fuse, Cranes expanded to a four-piece band and recorded Self-Non-Self. The increased textures and drum slams showing their improvements. The dark sounds are a combination of industrial and post-punk music. “One From The Slum” is an instrumental piece and one of the highlights of this versatile record. Alison Shaw’s lonely voice is setting the tone on this breathtaking album. She’s singing with deeper tones on a track like the industrial “Focus Breathe”. The re-release bonus tracks include the live song “Reach” and the rough and doomy “Nothing In The Middle, Nothing At The End”.

                                            Siblings Alison and Jim Shaw formed the band Cranes back in 1989. They recorded several successful albums, including 1991s Wings of Joy and 1994s Loved.

                                            Self-Non-Self limited 30th anniversary edition of 1.000 individually numbered copies is pressed on coloured (black & pink mixed) vinyl.

                                            Aphrodite's Child

                                            666

                                              Aphrodite’s Child last album 666 is a masterpiece and their most critically acclaimed album. It took more than a year to finish, and by the time it was released, in 1972, the band had already split up. The psychedelic atmosphere of their early work in combination with their search through new music territories are done well. This true classic became recognized as one of the most important efforts in early progressive rock. The three band members showing their variety and the little twists they putted in the songs. Greek influences playing an important role in the long jams and greater use of electronic keyboards, studio experimentation and expanded instrumentation.

                                              666 is an odyssey through the realms of progressive music and one where all their talents ultimately blended together.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              2xColoured LP Info: Red coloured vinyl

                                              Various Artists

                                              OST - Breaking Bad (Music From The Original Series)

                                                First time on vinyl the10th Anniversary of the Breaking Bad TV Series

                                                5 x 10” vinyl in 5 different jackets, 1 relating to each season

                                                Each 10” is the same colour, Strictly Limited Edition Albuquerque Crystal

                                                Coloured (transparent with a hint of turquoise) Vinyl!

                                                Lift off box-set with Breaking Bad logo on front with special drip-off varnish

                                                Exclusive Breaking Bad Poster & Pollos Hermanos plastic ID badge

                                                Booklet with exclusive pictures and extensive liner notes by Thomas, the musical supervisor of Breaking Bad

                                                All the essential Breaking Bad songs by Badfinger, Calexico, Far East Movement, America, Fever Ray, Apparat, Whitey, Knife Party, The Peddlers and others Various dialogies by Walter, Jesse, Skyler, Mike, Gus, Saul and many more. This release will be heavily promoted on social media, including the social media accounts of Breaking Bad (facebook, over 11 million followers!!!).


                                                So far only the score music has been released on vinyl and now finally, for the very very first time, the original soundtrack music is released on vinyl! Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time and celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018.The legion of fans have been waiting for this to be released for a long time. There will be a huge demand for this exclusive BOX-SET!This release was never released in any other format (CD, vinyl, digital) before and will only be available on vinyl!

                                                OST Breaking Bad (Music From The Orginal Series) is presented in a beautiful Lift off box-set with Breaking Bad logo on front with special drip-off varnish. The box-set includes a selection of defining songs, devided in five 10” records on coloured vinyl, each representing a season with accessory artwork. The numbered box-set also includes a booklet, poster and Pollos Hermanos plastic ID Badge. Next to all essential Breaking Bad songs by Badfinger, Calexico, Far East Movement, America, Fever Ray, Apparat, Whitey, Knife Party, The Peddlers and others, the 10” records also include various dialogies by Walter, Jesse, Skyler, Mike, Gus, Saul and many more. 

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                5x10" Info: 5x10" limited boxset .

                                                FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                                                Placebo’s eponymous third album is glossy, elaborate Benelux Jazz-Rock which could be labelled Library music as well - having themes that could easily accompany a cult 70’s detective series. Its seductive rhythms, combined with tasteful arrangements, make this LP difficult to walk away from. The grooves go deeper compared to their earlier works and the solos are intense and unique.

                                                Marc Moulin (1942 - 2008) was a Belgian musician and journalist. In the early Seventies he was the leader of the Jazz-Rock group Placebo. Moulin was one of Belgium’s jazz legends, making jazz-influenced records for over 30 years. Marc Moulin’s three Placebo albums are the ‘Holy Grail’ for the rare groove crowd, a sector of music fans who love that unique 70s style of cool.

                                                In memory of the death of Marc Moulin 10 years ago Placebo is now available as a limited edition of 1.000 Individually numbered copies on white coloured vinyl.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Coloured LP Info: 180 gram on limited edition white vinyl

                                                Swervedriver

                                                Raise

                                                  The Oxford based alternative rock band Swervedriver continued to develop themselves by implementing different music into their alternative rock and shoegaze sound. Their first album Raise can be categorized as an album with a heavy sound, but also some melodic parts. Their direct approach of the shoegaze sound can be heard by listening to a song like “Rave Down”. But they’re mainly focusing on the noisy and distortion guitar lines. While listening to the classic “Son of Mustang Ford” you feel the roaring engine run and are drifting back into the American landscape. It’s one out of the fascinating 9 tracks, with solid hooks and shiny guitar riffs. Twisted relationships get’s their punchline on the epic “Deep Seat”. The great debut album meant the start of a great career which haven’t been finished to this date.

                                                  Swervedriver’s heavy days have not yet been gone. Since their reformation in 2008 they’re touring all around the world and in 2018 they hit the stage again. There latest release “I Wasn’t Born to Lose You” dated from 2015 and meant their return in the shoegaze revival

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  says: Incredible debut album from 1991 finally gets a reissue. This lot were so untypical of the Creation "sound", and all the better for it!

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  Coloured LP Info: 180 gram audiophile vinyl, including insert.
                                                  First pressing of 2,500 individually numbered
                                                  copies on transparent red vinyl.


                                                  The album was the first (and only) The Art of Noise album to spawn two UK top 20 hit singles; “Peter Gunn” and “Paranoimia”.

                                                  The original album is remastered and this reissue features 17 extra tracks above the very original vinyl LP edition of In Visible Silence. The second LP features some previously unreleased tracks.

                                                  All tracks are taken from the original master tapes and the remastering sessions were overseen by Anne Dudley, JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan.

                                                  It’s beautiful packed and we went full out for this one: gatefold, coloured, numbered, 4 page insert, 

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  2xColoured LP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed innersleeves, 4 page booklet. Remastered and expanded edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl.

                                                  Mohawks

                                                  The Champ

                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                    50 years ago, The Mohawks, a group of session musicians assembled by Alan Hawkshaw, released The Champ. This Hammond infused dance groove went on to be one of THE essential Hip-Hop samples of all time. Originally released in 1968, the legend of The Champ has continued to grow, there is a Wikipedia page dedicated to the track, and WhoSampled lists 641  tracks that have used it’s groove – an A list of Hip-Hop and Rap royalty including Eric B & Rakim, Mantronix, Afrika Bambaataa, Onyx, Nas, DJ Shadow, Method Man, Ice Cube, Easy E… and many more!  If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for you! Grab a slice of Hip Hop history for RSD 2018

                                                    Roy Harper

                                                    Return Of The Sophisticated Beggar

                                                      Roy Harper’s first solo album was originally released in 1966, The Sophisticated Beggar, and by 1970 he had met up with Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner and re-released his debut as Return Of The Sophisticated Beggar.

                                                      Roy Harper’s music can be best defined as progressive folk, but as his work is so varied there are many instances where his music transgressed these genre confinements.

                                                      He worked alongside greats like Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, The Nice, Kate Bush and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Roy Harper is also recognized for his vocal contribution on “Have A Cigar”, the third track on Pink Floyd’s 1975 album Wish You Were Here.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      LP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl re-issue of his debut folk rock album.

                                                      Tindersticks

                                                      Simple Pleasures - Expanded Vinyl Edition

                                                        Tindersticks is an English alternative rock band formed in 1991 by Stuart Staples, Dave Boulter, Neil Fraser, Dickon Hinchliffe, Al Macaulay and John Thompson. In 1993 they released their first self-titled album, and the following years they recorded several albums, documentaries and film soundtracks. During the 90s Tindersticks stood apart with their dark, literary lyrics and melancholy orchestrations and were a different breed as both the British indie scene and the Brit-Pop sound dominated the UK charts.

                                                        Their fourth album Simple Pleasures steered the group into snappier and lighter songs, however the liner notes proved that the recording process was a painstaking experience. The respectful cover of Odyssey’s “If You’re Looking For A Way Out” is a perfect example of their new influences by soul, gospel and jazz music.

                                                        This Music On Vinyl Expanded Edition features the original album (9 Tracks) and no less than 12 bonus tracks, including “Twisted Wheel” (which is the demo version of “Can We Start Again”) and the Adrian Sherwood remix of “I Know That Loving”. 

                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                        2xLP Info: 180 Gram vinyl and 12 bonus tracks

                                                        Catherine Wheel

                                                        Chrome

                                                          Long before groups like Oasis and Blur provoked cross-Atlantic media hype, Catherine Wheel were evolving the Britpop style that typifies the genre’s distinction. With the release of Chrome in 1993, they advanced their dreamy pop to the rock sound.

                                                          It’s not like Catherine Wheel established their sound with Chrome, either. Ferment [MOVLP1880] was considered their supposed magnum opus, with the extremely successful lead-single “Black Metallic”. Chrome is more appropriately described as a perfection of their established sound, as the band’s metallic shoegaze is refined in terms of both intensity and melodic-content. Every element that made Ferment so memorable and enjoyable is amplified in this release. Rob Dickenson sings with perfect tenor appeal on tracks like “Kill Rhythm” and “Crank,” highlighting the personal temperaments which shape the album.

                                                          There are quite a few album covers out there that flawlessly encapsulate the atmosphere and/or mood of the music contained. Chrome has one of those covers. It’s design came from the collective Hipgnosis, who gained international prestige for the cover of Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd.

                                                          Sit back, listen and experience this album. You might feel emotions you didn’t even know you had.

                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          Coloured LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                          INCLUDES INSERT
                                                          COVER DESIGN BY HIPGNOSIS
                                                          FIRST PRESSING OF 1500 NUMBERED
                                                          COPIES ON SILVER VINYL

                                                          Ltd LP Info: Black vinyl edition.

                                                          Comus

                                                          First Utterance

                                                            First Utterance is the debut album of the progressive folk band Comus. It was released in 1971, with the opening song “Diana” being released as a single.

                                                            The album was notable for its unique blend of progressive rock, folk, psychedelia, and elements of paganism and the macabre. The overall thematic tone of the album is of vulnerable innocence facing abusive power, the songs dealing with violence (“Drip Drip”), rape (“Diana”, “Song to Comus”), and insulin shock therapy (“The Prisoner”). These themes contrast starkly with the acoustic sound of the record, featuring acoustic guitar, violin, flute, and lyrical, almost Arcadian, female harmonies.

                                                            References to Comus by other bands and artists include Opeth, citing its lyrics in album and song titles and tattoos. Experimental outfit Current 93 also covered “Diana” as the opening song on their 1997 LP Horsey.

                                                            The cover artwork was drawn in ball point pen by Roger Wootton, lead singer and songwriter of the band. The centrefold artwork was painted by guitarist Glenn Goring.

                                                            Reviews were favourable, such as the NME praised the album’s “highly unusual but fascinating sound” and Time Out said “the overall effect is unique”.

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            Coloured LP Info: UK silver coloured vinyl. Limited to only 150 copies.

                                                            There is funk, and there is Funk. This here is of course the latter. Struttin’ is the third studio album by the funk group The Meters, originally released in 1970. The first single was the song “Chicken Strut”. It reached #11 on the U.S. R&B Singles chart. It may not appear to be drastically different than its predecessors, at least not on the surface. After all, the title of the lead single “Chicken Strut” intentionally recalls their previous biggest “Cissy Strut,”and it has the same basic Meters groove. And if the essential sound remains unchanged, that’s because that organic, earthy funk is The Meters’ signature. Other groups have tried to replicate it, but nobody ever played it better. It was on this album The Meters introduced vocals to their style as well, with Art Neville’s leads on covers of Ty Hunter’s soulful uptown shuffle “Darling, Darling, Darling,” Jimmy Webb’s groovy ballad “Wichita Lineman,” and Lee Dorsey’s “Ride Your Pony” (the Meters provided support on the original recording).

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            LP Info: 180 Gram Vinyl

                                                            Captain Beefheart

                                                            Safe As Milk

                                                              Captain Beefheart's 1967 debut album Safe As Milk introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind visionary whose unique output had no precedent in contemporary music. Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, filtered the raw influence of the blues and R&B through his own singular musical sensibility and left-field lyrical wordplay, and surrounded himself with some of the most talented and inventive young musicians around. The result was an album that, even in the heady year in which it was released, sounded like nothing else, and the stage for one of rock's most iconoclastic and idiosyncratic careers.

                                                              With backup from the first, and perhaps finest, incarnation of Beefheart's legendary Magic Band (including future solo star Ry Cooder on guitar and teenage drum prodigy John "Drumbo" French), and production from future studio superstar Richard Perry, Beefheart unveils his fully-formed sound and vision on such landmark tracks as "Zig Zag Wanderer," "Abba Zaba," "Dropout Boogie," "I'm Glad" and "Electricity".

                                                              This Music On Vinyl edition includes a whole extra album featuring 7 bonus tracks.

                                                              Despite garnering favourable reviews and even though the artist performed doggedly as an opening act for a number of established artists, Judee Sill's eponymous 1971 debut album sold poorly and failed to propel the Californian musician to stardom. Undeterred, she returned with 1973's 'Heart Food' backed by engineer Henry Lewy and a band of stellar musicians and vocalists for a record altogether livelier and more confident than her debut. 'Heart Food' is similar to its predecessor in that it features Sill's multi-tracked vocals prominently, and that guitar and piano are prevalent, but other than that it's a forward step. Sill's songs have a gospel purity to them at times, as on the solo piano piece "When the Bridegroom Comes," written with then-boyfriend David Bearden. The best of these hymnal songs is surely "The Kiss," a timeless and beautiful celebration of romantic union with painstaking orchestration. It has an eerie, ethereal quality, and is renowned as one of Sill's finest compositions. The arrangements and orchestrations, done by Sill herself, complement the songs and the music and if there were any doubts about her abilities she certainly proves herself an expert songwriter and visionary with this album. Listen out, for example, for the ebullient backing vocals on "Down Where the Valleys Are Low," her most gospel-inspired song replete with organ licks and vocalists evoking a gospel choir.

                                                              Elsewhere, the themes of the first album are recalled on "The Vigilante" and "The Pearl," although they're less fragile and more forthright. The opening "There's A Rugged Road" is possessing of a memorable melody and strong structure, which is the case with every song here. The delicacy of the first album is replaced by something beefier (the rollicking "Soldier of the Heart," which should have been a major hit, which rocks harder than Sill's previous pop attempt, the glorious "Jesus Was A Cross Maker") but the subtle intricacies remain: on the surface, this sounds simple and effortless, and that's testament to Sill's amazing abilities.

                                                              The album's defining moment, however, must be the epic "The Donor," which displays the majority of Sill's many talents. The first four minutes or so are devoted to choral chanting and haunting piano lines, and the song becomes a beautiful, grand choral requiem. The chorus of "Kyrie Eleison" is stunning, but the dynamics of the song make it more like a suite and one of the defining moments on any record by any singer-songwriter. It's hard to imagine anybody else even daring to attempt something as grand and opulent as this and having the audacity and skills to pull it off.

                                                              Jim O'Rourke (Sonic Youth) describes her music on the sleeve, 'take a listen to Judee Sill now, some 30 years after she was captured on two timeless masterpieces: Her overwhelming songs of love and loss, both earthly and divine; a voice which alone could melt all defenses and when in harmony, could create heaven, right here on earth.'

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              says: Very similar sound but even better songs than on her debut. Includes "The Kiss", which is absolutely gorgeous and for some, her best ever composition. If you don't already know Judee Sill well you won't believe how amazing her music is!

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                              GATEFOLD SLEEVE
                                                              INCLUDING 4 PAGE LYRICS INSERT

                                                              Cowboy Junkies

                                                              The Trinity Session

                                                                The multi-platinum album The Trinity Session by Cowboy Junkies is the prove it’s possible to create a fantastic album overnight; it was recorded in the night of 27th November 1987 using just one microphone, a DAT recorder and the wonderful acoustics of the Holy Trinity in Toronto.

                                                                The album includes a mixture of original material by the band and covers of classic folk, rock and country songs, including the band’s most famous single, a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane”.

                                                                The Trinity Session is completely remastered and includes 2 tracks that were previously not included on the album; “Blue Moon Revisited” and “Working On A Building”. The records are packed in a newly designed gatefold with additional photos and features new liner notes written by author and music editor Jason Schneider.

                                                                The first pressing is an exclusive limited edition of 1.000 numbered copies on transparent red vinyl.

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                2xColoured LP Info: EXPANDED AND REMASTERED WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOS
                                                                AND 2 BONUS TRACKS,
                                                                LIMITED EDITION OF 1.000 COPIES ON
                                                                TRANSPARENT RED VINYL. JUST 300 IN UK!!

                                                                Official Queensbridge murderers, Mobb Deep kept heads nodding and bass bins shaking throughout the nineties and noughties with their dark beats and hardcore rhyming style. Their fourth album, "Murda Muzik" dropped in 1999 and went on to become their most successful release, selling over a million copies and charting high all over the globe. The platinum certified LP finds Prodigy and Havoc expertly weaving a variety of samples around their tough beats, even incorporating snippets of a speech by Ronald Reagan. “Quiet Storm” dexterously fuses Liquid Liquid's "Cavern" and “A Quiet Storm” by soul crooner Smokey Robinson while Prodigy spits fire - e.g. "Fuck rhymes, I write prescriptions." Raekwon, Big Noyd and Lil' Kim all bring it on a feature tip, while Nas and Kool G go hard as hell on "It's Mine" and "The Realest" respectively. Gangsta shit 4 lyf.

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                2xLP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                INCLUDES “QUIET STORM (REMIX)” FEATURING LIL’ KIM, “IT’S MINE” FEATURING NAS AND “U.S.A.”

                                                                Culture Club

                                                                Kissing To Be Clever

                                                                  'Kissing To Be Clever' is the debut album by Culture Club. Originally released in 1982, it immediately put the band on the musical map. Turning the flamboyant Boy George into a star, the soulful outing incorporated elements of pop, rock, new wave, dance and Caribbean rhythms and sprouted several international hit songs.

                                                                  “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” hit the #1 spot in several countries and turned out to be a song that resonates to this day with its universal feel of heartache. All in all, this set is a highlight of 80s pop music, that set the stage for one of the decade’s most loved and oft-remembered bands.

                                                                  In 2001 Queensbridge rap duo Mobb Deep returned with their fifth album, moving away from the stripped-down violence-heavy gangsta rap of previous release "Murda Muzik".  At the time of "Infamy's" release, all eyes were on the beef between Jay-Z and Prodigy following Hov's diss track “The Takeover”, and Mobb Deep duly responded with the track “Crawlin”. Tracks like “The Learning (Burn)” featuring Noyd, “Kill That Nigga” and productions from Scott Storch (Dr. Dre/Nas/50 Cent) for “Live Foul” still display the dark beats and straight-up street rhymes Mobb Deep is known for. The first single of the album was the track “Hey Luv” featuring R&B group 112. Infamy sold over 800.000 copies in the USA alone, reached #26 in the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  2xLP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL.

                                                                  Ruth Brown

                                                                  Rock And Roll - Music On Vinyl Edition

                                                                    Ruth Brown was an American singer-songwriter and actress, sometimes known as the “Queen of R&B”. She was noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic Records in the 50s, such as “So Long”, “Teardrops from My Eyes” and “(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean”. For these contributions, Atlantic became known as “The house that Ruth built” (alluding to the popular nickname for Old Yankee Stadium).

                                                                    In Brown’s first audition, in 1949, she sang “So Long,” which ended up becoming a hit. This was followed by “Teardrops from My Eyes” in 1950. Written by Rudy Toombs, it was the first upbeat major hit for Brown. It was Billboard’s R&B number one for 11 weeks. The hit earned her the nickname “Miss Rhythm” and within a few months Brown became the acknowledged queen of R&B.

                                                                    Ruth Brown Rock & Roll is an album featuring tracks recorded between 1949 and 1956.

                                                                    Culture Club

                                                                    Kissing To Be Clever

                                                                      'Kissing To Be Clever' is the debut album by Culture Club. Originally released in 1982, it immediately put the band on the musical map. Turning the flamboyant Boy George into a star, the soulful outing incorporated elements of pop, rock, new wave, dance and Caribbean rhythms and sprouted several international hit songs.

                                                                      “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” hit the #1 spot in several countries and turned out to be a song that resonates to this day with its universal feel of heartache. All in all, this set is a highlight of 80s pop music, that set the stage for one of the decade’s most loved and oft-remembered bands.


                                                                      Bob Dylan

                                                                      World Gone Wrong - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                        'World Gone Wrong' is the 29th Bob Dylan studio album, released in 1993. It was Dylan’s second consecutive collection of only traditional folk songs, performed acoustically with guitar and harmonica. The songs tend to deal with darker and more tragic themes than the previous outing, 'Good As I Been To You'.

                                                                        'World Gone Wrong' is an exceptional album, boasting a strong set of songs given performances so fully realized that they seemed like modern protest songs. Much of this record is fairly obscure to anyone outside of dedicated folk fans; “Delia” (covered by Johnny Cash the following year) and “Stack-A-Lee” are the most familiar items, yet they’re given traditional readings, meaning that the latter doesn’t quite seem like “Stagger Lee.”

                                                                        But even if these are traditionalist, they’re spirited and lively renditions, and Dylan seems more connected to the music than he has in years. That sense of connection, plus the terrific choice of songs, makes this one of his best, strongest albums of the second half of his career.

                                                                        Janis Joplin

                                                                        Pearl - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                        "Janis Joplin's second masterpiece (after 'Cheap Thrills'), 'Pearl' was designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals, stripping down the arrangements that had often previously cluttered her music or threatened to drown her out. Thanks also to a more consistent set of songs, the results are magnificent - given room to breathe, Joplin's trademark rasp conveys an aching, desperate passion on funked-up, bluesy rockers, ballads both dramatic and tender, and her signature song, the posthumous number one hit "Me and Bobby McGee". The unfinished "Buried Alive in the Blues" features no Joplin vocals - she was scheduled to record them on the day after she was found dead. Its incompleteness mirrors Joplin's career: 'Pearl''s power leaves the listener to wonder what else Joplin could have accomplished, but few artists could ask for a better final statement." - All Music

                                                                        Yellow Magic Orchestra

                                                                        Service - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                          'Service' was the sixth and, at the time, final studio album by Yellow Magic Orchestra. The band dissolved the following year after a world tour, but would later reform in 1993 for a one-off reunion album, 'Technodon'. Each member would continue their already established solo careers, while Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi also formed the band Sketch Show (with Ryuichi Sakamoto assisting), which later turned into YMO.

                                                                          Like '×-Multiplies', it contains a mixture of YMO songs and comedy sketches performed by Super Eccentric Theater, or SET Service features “You’ve Got to Help Yourself”, which was previously featured in instrumental form on the previous album, 'Naughty Boys Instrumental'.

                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                          LP Info: 180g clear audiophile vinyl edition. 1000 numbered copies only. Includes 4-Page Insert and PVC protective sleeve.

                                                                          Sly And The Family Stone

                                                                          Life - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                          Originally released in late 1968, Sly And The Family Stone's third album, "Life", is the forgotten jewel of the band's illustrious catalogue. If the first two albums can be seen as Sly Stone's fine-tuning, "Life" was fully realised music, alive and vibrant. While "Life" got lost in the tidal wave intensity of the band's breakthrough a year later with "Stand!", now nearly four decades later, we can listen without distraction, savor the richness of its musical tapestry, and marvel.

                                                                          Many of its songs, including “M’Lady”, “Fun”, “Love City”, as well as the title track, became popular staples in the Family Stone’s live show. A middle ground between the fiery A Whole New Thing and the more commercial Dance To The Music, Life features very little use of studio effects, and is instead more driven by frontman Sly Stone’s compositions.

                                                                          Bush

                                                                          Sixteen Stone - Copper Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                            Sixteen Stone is the debut album of British rock band Bush, released in 1994. Widely regarded as the band’s most popular album, it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and boasted numerous successful singles. “Comedown” and “Glycerine” remain two of the band’s biggest hits to date, each reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Both tracks also entered the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 30 and No. 28, respectively.

                                                                            Sixteen Stone received mostly positive feedback from music critics, calling their sound impressive, not unlike their Seattle Grunge counterparts. In later years Bush would distance themselves from the familiar Grunge sounds with experimental releases such as Deconstructed and The Science Of Things.

                                                                            In April 2014 Rolling Stone placed the album at No. 39 on its “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year” list. A month later, Loudwire placed Sixteen Stone at number eight on its “10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1994” list. In July 2014, Guitar World placed the album on its “Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994” list.

                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                            LP Info: 20th anniversary edition with remastered audio. 180g audiophile vinyl pressing. first pressing of 1000 numbered copies on copper coloured vinyl. Gatefold sleeve + insert.

                                                                            Third Eye Blind

                                                                            Third Eye Blind - Yellow Vinyl Edition

                                                                              Third Eye Blind is the eponymous debut for the American alternative rock band Third Eye Blind, originally released in 1997. It spawned several singles, including top 10 charting “Semi-Charmed Life”, “Jumper”, and “How’s It Going to Be”. While Third Eye Blind peaked at #25 on the Billboard 200, it spent 104 weeks on the charts. It is the group’s bestselling album, having been certified 6x Platinum.

                                                                              Third Eye Blind is catchier than the average post-grunge album, and that fact alone reveals a lot about the band. Instead of relying on standard, plodding grunge influences, Third Eye Blind draw heavily from the simple hook-laden traditions of classic Arena Rock, which makes the album more immediate. Third Eye Blind is easy on the ears, and its straight-ahead professionalism makes it a pleasurable listen for post-grungers.

                                                                              Mr. Bungle

                                                                              Mr. Bungle - Purple Vinyl Edition

                                                                                Mr. Bungle is the eponymous debut studio album album by American band Mr. Bungle, released in 1991. The album contains many genre shifts which are typical of the band, and helped increase the band’s popularity, gaining them a reasonable following and fanbase.

                                                                                Critics deem the album a ‘dizzying, disconcerting, schizophrenic tour through just about any rock style the group can think of, hopping from genre to genre without any apparent rhyme or reason, and sometimes doing so several times in the same song.’ Mike Patton’s lyrics are even more bizarrely humorous than those he used in Faith No More, and they’re also less self-censored, as titles like “Squeeze Me Macaroni,” “My Ass Is on Fire,” and “The Girls of Porn” indicate. This is a difficult, not very accessible record, and the band wouldn’t have it any other way.

                                                                                Incredibly, the original vinyl version of Mr. Bungle was pressed on a single LP, which – with an album duration of 75 minutes – had a rather dull dynamic sound as a result. For the Music On Vinyl version, we’ve added another LP side to give the music more space to breathe. To top it off, it boasts a unique etch on the D-side.


                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                2xLP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl pressing. First pressing of 2000 numbered copies on purple vinyl. Etched on side D. Includes insert.

                                                                                Herbie Hancock

                                                                                Secrets - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                'Secrets' (1976) is a Jazz-Funk fusion album by acclaimed keyboard player Herbie Hancock. Following up on his previous album 'Man-Child', the album again features Paul Jackson on bass, and reedist Bennie Maupin continued to provide most of the solos alongside Hancock. 'Man-Child' had seen the addition of electric guitar to Hancock's sound, and 'Secrets' saw the guitar's place in the arrangements rise to crucial importance throughout. The flamboyant rhythm guitar contributions of top Motown session musician Wah Wah Watson are a particularly notable feature of the album.

                                                                                Where 'Man-Child' was evenly divided between up-tempo and laid-back tracks, 'Secrets' emphasised the more mellow, softly rounded mood. Even the more up-tempo tracks, "Doin' It" and "Cantaloupe Island", are suffused with a relaxed Caribbean influence, and overall the album tends towards restrained, rolling grooves rather than overtly high-energy funk. Appropriately, Hancock spent much of his time using the mellow tones of the Rhodes piano, and took advantage of the new polyphonic synthesizers to contribute thick pads, foreshadowing ambient music.

                                                                                Fernando Velázquez

                                                                                Hercules OST - Blue Vinyl Edition

                                                                                  Hercules (2014) is a riveting adventure blockbuster directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock), Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt and more. It is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

                                                                                  The film was a pleasant surprise to critics. The chief film critic for Variety wrote: “it’s a grandly staged, solidly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure movie that does something no other Hercules movie has quite done before: it cuts the mythical son of Zeus down to human size (or as human as you can get while still being played by Dwayne Johnson)” and further added that “[Hercules’s] strongest asset is surely Johnson, who continues to foster one of the most affable, guileless screen personas in movies today.”

                                                                                  The music epic, driving, classic and cool. All of these adjectives were used to describe the music desired by the creative team making Hercules. Composer Fernando Velázquez rose to the occasion and delivered a fantastic score. The recording sessions took place at Air Studios and Abbey Road Studios in London, with Fernando conducting the tremendous London Philharmonic Orchestra.

                                                                                  Elvis Presley

                                                                                  Bossa Nova Baby - Green Vinyl Edition

                                                                                    Originally featured in the Elvis movie (& soundtrack) Fun In Acapulco and released as a single in 1963, “Bossa Nova Baby” was recorded by Elvis with a legendary vocal group backing him up; The Jordanaires.

                                                                                    Fast forward 47 years. In 2010, the third official posthumous album of Elvis Presley created from scratch was released: the Viva Elvis album [MOVLP233]. This highly energetic remix album of famous Elvis soundtrack songs was specially produced for the Cirque du Soleil show Viva Elvis, complete with dance, acrobatics, live music, and video clips.

                                                                                    Another four years down the line, a large global beer company decided to feature the Viva Elvis remix for “Bossa Nova Baby” in one of their epic commercials.

                                                                                    This calls for an exclusive Elvis Presley 45 on beer bottle green vinyl, featuring both the original and remix of “Bossa Nova Baby”! Strictly limited to 1500 numbered copies. Party on!

                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                    7" Info: 45 RPM 7” single with large dinked jukebox hole. Includes original and new remix. 1500 numbered copies on beer bottle green vinyl. Just 250 for the UK

                                                                                    Korn

                                                                                    Korn - 180g Red Vinyl Edition

                                                                                      Korn is the eponymous debut studio album by the American Nu-Metal band Korn. It was released in 1994, right after the band toured with Biohazard and House of Pain. The album’s themes mainly consisted of both drug and child abuse. Korn was well received by music critics. The band stormed the alternative scene virtually overnight, and is said to have established Nu-Metal.

                                                                                      Bands like Coal Chamber and Limp Bizkit were inspired by the album’s rage, emphasising similar grooves and song structures, including some Hip Hop elements. Slipknot, Machine Head, and Sepultura were also inspired by the album. The album launched the career of record producer Ross Robinson, who later produced albums such as Three Dollar Bill, Yall by Limp Bizkit and Slipknot’s first two albums.

                                                                                      A little more than a year after release, the album went Gold in the United States. The album spawned 4 singles; “Blind”, followed by “Need To”, “Shoots and Ladders” and “Clown”. The album has now sold over 10 million copies worldwide and was never before issued on vinyl.


                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      LP Info: 180 gram audiophile vinyl with 6-page insert. First pressing of 2500 numbered copies on red/black transparent vinyl. Available on vinyl for the first time!

                                                                                      Alanis Morissette

                                                                                      Under Rug Swept - Blue Vinyl Edition

                                                                                        180 gram audiophile vinyl with Insert
                                                                                        First pressing of 2000 numbered copies on blue transparent vinyl
                                                                                        Available on vinyl for the first time!

                                                                                        The fifth album by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, Under Rug Swept, was originally released in 2002. It was the first album Morissette had written and produced all on her own, debuting at number one on charts in 12 countries, including the United States and Canada. The album produced the singles “Hands Clean” and “Precious Illusions”.

                                                                                        Following up on the massively successful Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie [MOVLP1140], it was time for a cool change in making her next record. With Under Rug Swept, Morissette brought back the sound of Jagged Little Pill, a lush, dense layering of loops, guitars, keyboards, and vocals that makes her songs incredibly catchy. While sounding really good, the music flows, the production shines in its subtleties, it’s pleasingly melodic, tempering the extremities of Jagged Little Pill while retaining character.

                                                                                        Alexandre Desplat

                                                                                        Godzilla OST - Blood Red Vinyl Edition

                                                                                          ln Summer 2014, the world's most revered monster is reborn when the epic action adventure Godzilla is released. From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenceless.

                                                                                          Film composer Alexandre Desplat was hired to compose an original soundtrack for Godzilla. Desplat had not composed previously for a monster film, having worked on movies such as The King's Speech, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the final two Harry Potter films. Desplat accepted the contract after being impressed with Edwards' Monsters. Desplat describes the soundtrack for Godzilla as "non-stop fortissimo, with lots of brass, Japanese drums, and electric violin." The score is also conducted by Desplat.


                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          2xLP Info: Double 180g audiophile blood red vinyl edition with 60X60cm poster

                                                                                          The Mars Volta

                                                                                          De-Loused In The Comatorium - Gold Vinyl Edition

                                                                                            • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                                                            • Printed innersleeves
                                                                                            • 60 x60 cm poster
                                                                                            • First pressing of 3500 numbered copies on gold coloured vinyl

                                                                                            De-Loused in the Comatorium is the debut full-length studio album by American progressive rock band The Mars Volta and was originally released in 2003. Based on a short story written by lead singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala and sound manipulation artist Jeremy Michael Ward, the concept album is an hour-long tale of Cerpin Taxt, a man who enters a week-long coma after overdosing on a mixture of morphine and rat poison.

                                                                                            The title of the album is taken from the lyrics of the song “Eunuch Provocateur”, which is included on the band’s debut EP, Tremulant. The cover artwork is by Storm Thorgerson, who also designed the artwork for the album Frances the Mute. The album is co-produced by Rick Rubin and The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. As Eva Gardner, the original bassist, parted ways with the band, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is featured at bass guitar player on the album.

                                                                                            The vinyl edition of the album was only released in the US in limited quantities and is a much wanted vinyl piece. Music On Vinyl is proud to reissue the album and to celebrate its release the first 3.500 copies are individually numbered and pressed on gold vinyl.

                                                                                            Aerosmith

                                                                                            Rocks

                                                                                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                              Aerosmith’s 1976 classic Rocks captures Aerosmith at the band’s most raw and rocking, featuring “Back in the Saddle” and “Last Child.”


                                                                                              Temple Of The Dog

                                                                                              Temple Of The Dog - 180g Pink / Purple Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                After Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood died in 1990 of a heroin overdose, his former roommate and Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell was devastated and needed a musical outlet for his grief. Cornell assembled a group of (soon-to-be famous) musicians, with Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and Mother Love Bone members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. Gossard and Ament called in Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, who were members of their new project Pearl Jam. Temple Of The Dog was essentially a side project without pressure from a record label, which resulted in simply a beautiful, incredibly honest album.

                                                                                                Official vinyl releases of Temple Of The Dog have been in short supply – to celebrate its official reissue we’re giving it a 2LP treatment for best audio, with an etch on the D-side. First pressing is a limited run on pink/purple vinyl. Get it while they last


                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                2xLP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl pressing. Etched on D side. First 5000 copies are hand-numbered and pressed on pink / purple vinyl. ONE COPY ONLY!

                                                                                                Marco Beltrami

                                                                                                Carrie OST - Blood Red Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                Carrie is the 2013 remake of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl who is outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother. Carrie unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

                                                                                                Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with top actresses Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore signing for the lead roles.

                                                                                                The haunting classical score by Marco Beltrami vividly accompanies the eerie and terrifying scenes of the film. The dynamic soundtrack is wonderfully suited for a vinyl issue, making this without a doubt an audiophile collectible.

                                                                                                • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                                                                • insert
                                                                                                • gatefold sleeve
                                                                                                • first 1000 copies numbered and pressed on bloody red vinyl!



                                                                                                Alanis Morissette

                                                                                                MTV Unplugged - Gold / Red Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                  Alanis Morissette defined the alternative female Pop sound in the ‘90s, with a string of hits under her belt from the million-seller albums Jagged Little Pill (1995) and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998). In 1999 she performed a selection of personal favourites live at MTV Unplugged, with an emphasis on the non-hit material from the Supposed album. Morissette wanted to prove she’s more than ‘just’ the hits she produced, resulting in her daring step to not perform some of her contemporary hits including “Thank U” and “So Pure”. MTV Unplugged shows a multi-faceted artist, fully grown into her own and strong as ever.

                                                                                                  Original vinyl copies are extremely hard to find. To celebrate MTV Unplugged’s reissue, we’re pressing this record in a limited first edition of 1000 gold/red marbled copies. Be quick to snag one of these!

                                                                                                  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                                                                  • insert
                                                                                                  • first 1000 numbered copies are pressed on gold / red marbled vinyl




                                                                                                  Sly & The Family Stone

                                                                                                  Sexy Situation / Your Mother Is A Hippie

                                                                                                    Numbered limited edition for Black Friday. Previously unissued early versions of these tracks.



                                                                                                    Johnny Cash

                                                                                                    16 Biggest Hits

                                                                                                      'I Walk The Line', 'Ring Of Fire', 'A Boy Named Sue', '(Ghost) Riders In The Sky'... and 12 other big country hits from the Man in Black.


                                                                                                      Elvis Presley

                                                                                                      Elvis At Stax - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                      Riding high on the success of 'Aloha From Hawaii', Elvis did something remarkable. He decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf - Memphis, TN. The most desirable studio in town was the red-hot STAX - the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes. Elvis assembled the very best musicians in town - members of Booker T. and The MGs, The Memphis Boys and his own TCB band to create the ultimate band and he searched for fresh new material that would reflect his new path. Such songs as “I Got A Feelin’ In My Body” and “Loving Arms” demonstrate an artist looking to broaden his palette and his reach.

                                                                                                      The Stax material has never been positioned as a whole body of work - but is an amazing chapter of Elvis’ career. With the 'Elvis At Stax' release, all of this material is collected for the first time. Along with some of the funky outtakes, it creates a fresh new package that, while it doesn’t have the known hits, tells a great story.


                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      West Of Memphis - Voices For Justice

                                                                                                      In 1993 the world was startled by the horror story of the murder of three 8-year old boys near Memphis, Tennessee. Three local teenagers were arrested and given life sentences, one of them was to be executed. Then in 2011, after a tireless campaign involving rock stars, movie actors and supporters from the public the three were released. These famous people all contributed to create awareness and prove the innocence of the three convicted men. Famed movie director Peter Jackson decided to shoot a documentary on the subject, called West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice. Amongst others, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Patti Smith used their songs for various benefit activities for the case. Johnny Depp’s version of Little Lion Man, as well as all the other songs on the soundtrack, played an important role in the life of prime suspect Damien Echols whose innocence was proven in 2011. After eighteen years in prison he declared: “Music has always played a huge role in my life. In my early years it allowed me to escape the crushing poverty I was born into. Then, when I was put on trial, it was music they used against me. My love of heavy metal was considered ‘proof’ that I was evil and a satanic murderer. And then, ultimately, it was music that helped to free me” said Damien Echols.

                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      2xLP Info: Limited 180g pressing in gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                      Roy Ayers

                                                                                                      Virgo Vibes - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                      Vibraphonist Roy Ayers made his international breakthrough as bandleader of Roy Ayers Ubiquity, a highly influential jazz-funk outfit counted Billy Cobham and Alphonse Mouzon among its members. But even before ‘Ubiquity’, Ayers had already proven his music chops playing with the likes of Herbie Mann, Gary Bartz, Hubert Laws and Herbie Hancock. Hancock joins Ayers under his pseudonym Ronnie Clark on 1967’s 'Virgo Vibes', a jazzy hard-bop album that seems miles away from Ayers distinctive jazz-R&B fusion he would become famous for. However, there’s a typical ‘Ayers vibe’ on 'Virgo Vibes', a relaxed and sunny record that any Jazz collector should own!

                                                                                                      Sly And The Family Stone

                                                                                                      Fresh - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                      When bassman Larry Graham and drummer Greg Errico split before the 1973 "Fresh" sessions, Sly and the Family Stone kept the pedal on cruise-control as though nothing had happened. Refrying the old Doris Day chestnut, "Que Sera, Sera", helped brighten the mood considerably from the almost scary sound of "Riot". Recorded in 1973 it’s steeped in the narcotic haze of political and social protest, but it is also an undeniably funky album. Elastic basslines, foot-stomping beats, eccentricity lurking around every note; Fresh is cool demonstration of why Sly And The Family Stone were one of the most influential bands in ‘black’ music, and Fresh is one of the best Funk albums of its era. But even though "If You Want Me to Stay" stormed the charts, Sly's increasingly erratic behavior was a bellwether that the glory days of Sly and the Family Stone seemed numbered.

                                                                                                      Dennis Wilson

                                                                                                      Pacific Ocean Blue - Music On Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                        Much is made of his older brother Brian's tortured genius, but Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson had his own deeply artistic statement to make - one he made with moody, heartrending beauty and fathomless, soulful introspection on his 1977 masterpiece, "Pacific Ocean Blue". Besides being the first solo album by a member of the Beach Boys, "Pacific Ocean Blue" is a lost classic of 70s West Coast rock, a richly orchestrated opus that swaths the singer-songwriter's delicate and profoundly personal observations in epic, wide-screen arrangements that easily match the drama of the celluloid blockbusters made in his Hollywood back yard. Awash in studio strings and layered, breathy melodies, the piano-sprinkled balladry of tracks like "Thoughts of You" and "End Of The Show" offer glimpses of a more tender, wounded, and never-before-seen side of this most famously free-spirited Beach Boys member; while such ecology-themed meditations as "River Song" (which boasts flashes of hard rock) and the title cut reflect other topics close to the drummer's heart. But despite the album's more serious subject matter, the Beach Boys' good-time pop is still firmly on deck with the horn-pumping R&B of "What's Wrong" and the sunshine lilt of "Rainbows". No wonder Brian Wilson himself is one of "Pacific Ocean Blue"'s biggest fans.

                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        LP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl pressing in a gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                        Aretha Franklin

                                                                                                        Soul Sister - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                        A year after Aretha Franklin had been crowned the Queen Of Soul, she decided to leave Columbia in 1966 for her famous time at Atlantic.

                                                                                                        Just before she recorded her first album with Atlantic, Columbia released "Soul Sister"; a collection of recordings from the Columbia vaults. Aretha may not have yet reached the heights she would in her later career, this collection shows an artist in the making, her raw talent budding with hope, grace and fire.

                                                                                                        "Soul Sister" is not only made available again for the first time since 1966, Music On Vinyl is also releasing it with completely re-mastered audio for optimal listening pleasure!

                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        LP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl pressing with remastered audio.

                                                                                                        Michael Jackson

                                                                                                        Off The Wall

                                                                                                        'Off The Wall' is very much Jackson's coming of age LP. After massive success as part of the Jackson 5, syrupy solo ballads like 'Ben' and 'Got To Be There' and more monster hits as the Philly-disco-inspired Jacksons ('Blame It On the Boogie', 'Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)'), Jackson hooked up with Quincy Jones and Heatwave's Rod Temperton to create solo album 'Off The Wall'. Packed full of hits, the album features no less than four US Top 10 singles - 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough', 'Rock With You', 'Off The Wall' and 'She's Out Of My Life', the first two being chart toppers. Pre-plastic surgery, pre-million Dollar videos, pre-home zoo, 'Off The Wall' captures Jackson at his pop best.


                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        LP Info: Limited 180g pressing.

                                                                                                        Miles Davis

                                                                                                        Sketches Of Spain - Mono Edition

                                                                                                        ''Sketches of Spain'' is part of Miles' late 50s / early 60s 'blue' era. This is one of the four albums Miles and Gil Evans (arranger and conductor) made together with a small orchestra of horns and percussion, and it was fueled by Spanish melodies - "El Concierto de Arajuez" by Joaquí­n Rodrigo and "El Amor Brujo" by Manuel de Falla - that fascinated Davis to the point he needed to get into them and go beyond. Imagine "Kind Of Blue" but with a Spanish influence and you'd not be far wrong. Davis and Evans put something together that every single music lover should possess, a sketch of some place he'd never been to. As Miles said, 'It's music, and I like it'.

                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        Ltd LP Info: Limited 180g audiophile pressing.

                                                                                                        Recorded in New York in 1967, 'Silk & Soul' is Nina Simone's second album for RCA. Despite arrangements that don't always best suit her voice, this album does contain classics "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", which would become a Civil Rights anthem and "It Be's That Way Sometimes", written by her brother Sam Waymon. "The Turning Point"' is a song that seems to be about a child making a new friend, but turns out to question the origins of racism.

                                                                                                        Ms Simone also takes on Dusty Springfield by covering "The Look Of Love", which was originally featured in the 1966 James Bond spoof Casino Royale. She's greatly inspired by Mozart in the fugue-like "Consummation".

                                                                                                        As the sleeve notes on this 1967 LP say, 'Simone is neither all jazz nor all pop; neither all soul or all R&B. She is neither all folk nor all folk protest; neither poetess or balladeer. She is simply Nina Simone, a voice in this wilderness of modernity and industrialized society which cries out to be heard'.


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