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Misfits

Famous Monsters

    The Misfits are often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre. Their fifth studio album Famous Monsters is the second one without singer and founder Glenn Danzig. As the follow-up of American Psycho they’re focusing on the some aspects from the punk and metal music. The vocal parts are in the hands of Michale Graves and the songs are all well written. Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein brings out some of his famous guitar riffs, while Dr. Chud is hitting his drums. You can hear their punk roots, but also the heavier sounds of their bass and guitar melodies. The album has aged very well and is now available again on vinyl.

    The Misfits are founded in 1997 by Glenn Danzig. They were hitting the stages the first couple of years with their hardcore punk. Later on they changed their style to the heavy metal and punk rock. Consistent during the years is the influences from horror and sci-fi films, which can be seen by the clothing they wear, the visuals in the live shows and in the lyric they write.

    The package of Famous Monsters includes a collectable sticker sheet and a 4 page booklet. The release is available as a limited edition of 2.500 individually numbered copies on transparent green & yellow mixed coloured vinyl.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Transparent Green & Yellow numbered vinyl.

    Various Artists

    Fear And Loathing - Original Soundtrack

      Hunter S. Thompson’s weird and hallucinatory book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was in 1998 translated to the screen by director Terry Gilliam, and stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo. The film details the duo’s journey through Las Vegas as their initial journalistic intentions devolve into an exploration of the city under the influence of psychoactive substances. The music is perfectly fitting in the psychedelic story of the movie. It contains songs used in the film with sound bites of the film before each song. The psychedelic and classic rock songs on the soundtrack includes songs from Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, and the Dead Kennedys. The movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was a financial failure, but later gained a cult following and was eventually included in many “best of” movie lists. 

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      LP 2 Info: The 21st anniversary Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas edition is available for the first time on vinyl, as a limited individually numbered edition of 2500 copies pressed on “Bat Country” black vinyl. This release got a laser etched D-side and secret inscriptions in the run-out grooves. Besides it contains an exclusive fold-out movie poster.

      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

          Music On Vinyl presents Todd Rundgren the The A Wizard, A True Star series.  His debut album was released in 1970 as a trio, consisting of Todd Rundgren (guitars, keyboards, vocals), Hunt Sales (drums), and Tony Fox Sales (bass). Directly after Todd left the band Nazz he showed the world what he was capable of. He didn’t pull back on combining different kinds of genres in his music, which became his signature sound. The album features the single “We Gotta Get You a Woman”, which reached number 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1971. It still remains an impressive debut, and one of his finest records. 

          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.

          Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers

          Back In Your Life

            Back in Your Life was released in 1979 under the Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers moniker. Half of the album features Jonathan playing solo and the other half The Modern Lovers are supporting him as a backup band. It’s a very pleasant album where Jonathan brings his melancholy mood to the quiet and reflective songs. He’s a very talented and creative musician and that’s exactly what he’s bringing to the rock ‘n roll rhythms and pop. The music will remind you of the late ‘50s, early ‘60s, but still it has stood the test of time very well.

            The Modern Lovers were formed in 1970 by teenage singer, songwriter, guitarist Jonathan Richman, augmented with Jerry Harrison (keyboards), Ernie Brooks (bass) and David Robinson (drums), with Richman’s friend and original band member John Felice joining them occasionally.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Coloured LP Info: Back in Your Life is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on silver coloured 180 gram vinyl.

            Melvins

            Stag

              The popular and influential American rock band The Melvins recorded their eight studio album Stag in 1996. It doesn’t sound like anything they recorded before, because they exploring new fields of music. The first notes of opener “The Bit” make it clear that they’re experimenting by bringing together the drone sounds of the sitar with the greatness of King Buzzo’s guitar riffs. The schizophrenia can be heard in the introductions of noise and ambience. The album even includes prog based music, like in the epic “Buck Owens”. It’s one hell of a ride, from sludge metal and experimental grunge to blues rock and pop. Another classic tune is “Bar-X and The Rocking M”, which explores the power of the trombone.

              Starting at the early days of The Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover created some influential pieces and are releasing records nowadays on a yearly basis. The variety of different musical styles they explored during their career made them popular in different fanbases. 

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Coloured LP Info: 180g audiophile silver coloured vinyl, limited to 1000 numbered copies.

              Melvins

              Houdini

                The iconic fifth album Houdini by the Melvins captures the band’s power, vision, and musical strangeness. It’s an essential ‘90s release, combining elements of grunge with hard rock and sludge metal. Their biggest commercially success and first major label release is an album where they displaying the full width of their musical abilities. Buzz Osbourne’s guitar sound is deep and heavy and combined with Dale Crover’s powerful drum rolls and fills it sounds really impressive. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) added his guitar skills to the track “Sky Pup” and plays the part of percussionist on “Spread Eagle Beagle”. It’s one of the most accessible Melvins albums and the gateway to explore more records by the band. Houdini is the ultimate Melvins classic and a must have for every grunge and music fan in general. 

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: 180g audiophile silver coloured vinyl, limited to 1500 copies.

                The Cramps

                Flamejob

                  The garage punk band The Cramps returned in 1994 with their sixth studio album Flamejob. Wild vocals from Lux Interior and the creepy guitar work from Poison Ivy marks one of their most energetic performances in quite a long time. The whole album centres on the subjects sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. Most of the tracks clocking just beneath the 3 minutes and the album contains multiple covers. The most famous one of them is “Route 66”, which is infused with the famous Cramps sound. 

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Coloured LP Info: Flamejob is available as a limited 25th anniversary edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on flaming (orange & yellow swirled) vinyl. The package includes an insert.

                  Shuggie Otis

                  Inspiration Information -

                  This beautiful Shuggie Otis album went largely overlooked at the time of its release in 1974. Which is a shame, because it’s one of those albums that you hear new things in every time it’s on the platter. Shuggie played every instrument here himself, giving us a look into his psyche: soothing, subtle, harmonious and elegantly funky. Some say the album is ahead of its time - so much so it would fit into the Trip Hop genre with ease. We’ll let you decide, all we know is we can’t stop playing it!

                  Inspiration Information 45th anniversary limited edition is available as 1500 individually numbered copies on flaming (yellow & orange marbled) vinyl.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Andy says: All you need to know about this beautiful record is that it was a massive influence on none other than Prince, and in a normal world would have propelled Shuggie Otis onto world super stardom ! Think a gentler, subtler Sly Stone. Stunning.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  LP Info: LIMITED 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF 1500 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON FLAMING (YELLOW & ORANGE MARBLED) VINYL

                  Melvins

                  Stoner Witch

                    The true gods of the stoner underground music, the Melvins, released their album Stoner Witch in 1994. The album is one of their most successful releases and one where their musical capacities can be felt in the depth, powerful and experimental sounds. It melds the sound of their earlier records with some ambient and hardcore melodies. The monster anthem “Revolve” is a true masterpiece that breathes the southern rock and brings a handful of well crafted riffs. Another epic track and one of the best recordings by the Melvins is “At the Stake”. “Queen” is a much more radio friendly approach, but even in this song you’ll feel their traditional sound.

                    The Melvins can be classified as one of the most versatile bands. They recorded albums which mixed influences from blues, pop, metal, rock, grunge and doom music. Even now they’re still performing and recording music like there’s no time to waste.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    Coloured LP Info: 180g audiophile silver coloured vinyl, limited to 1000 numbered copies.

                    The Modern Lovers

                    Rock 'N' Roll With The Modern Lovers

                      Rock ‘n Roll with the Modern Lovers is the second album released as Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers. The band, which is build around singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Richman, almost totally focuses on the sound from the ‘50s. The lo-fi record breathes folky roots music and rock ‘n roll as it would sound ages ago. “Ice Cream Man”, “Egyptian Reggae” (earning them a UK Top 5 hit) and “Roller Coaster by the Sea” are all superb songs, uncomplicated and wonderful. This is one of the most remarkable projects recorded by Jonathan.

                      The Modern Lovers were formed in 1970 by teenage singer, songwriter, guitarist Jonathan Richman, augmented with Jerry Harrison (keyboards), Ernie Brooks (bass) and David Robinson (drums), with Richman’s friend and original band member John Felice joining them occasionally.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Coloured LP Info: 180 gram audiophile.
                      Limited edition of 1500 audiophile turquoise coloured vinyl.

                      Aswad

                      Live And Direct

                        Aswad’s 1983 album Live and Direct was recorded at the Notting Hill Carnival. Accompanied by a powerful horn section they created an energetic show, in which they let the listener hear the depth of their music. It’s an amazing journey with highlights like “Drum & Bass Line”, “Soca Rumba”, and the fantastic “Rocker’s Medley”. This British Reggae classic is fully packed with their unique rhythm and funky grooves. Amazing beats and wobbly bass lines marks this as one of the greatest live albums from the Reggae scene.

                        The long-lasting British reggae group Aswad recorded over 20 albums, released several charting hit songs, and are still performing live. 

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Andy says: Early 80's UK reggae, classic live album, recorded at the Nottinghill Carnival, no less. Aswad I'm talking about!

                        The Dandy Warhols

                        The Dandy Warhols Come Down

                          The Dandy Warhols released their second album ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down in 1997. The album spawned three singles “Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth”, “Every Day Should Be a Holiday” and “Boys Better”. The final album featuring drummer Eric Hedford consists of excellent chord progressions and brilliantly produced tracks. It’s modern indie rock in which they blend different layers of music. In 2001, the band rose to new levels of fame after their song “Bohemian Like You” was included in a Vodafone advertisement.

                          The Modern Lovers

                          The Modern Lovers - Coloured Vinyl Version

                            This is the eponymous debut studio album by the American Rock band The Modern Lovers, originally released in 1976. Six tracks (“Roadrunner”, “Astral Plane”, “Old World”, “Pablo Picasso”, “She Cracked” and “Someone I Care About”) were produced by John Cale. They influenced numerous aspiring punk rock musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Sex Pistols, whose early cover of “Roadrunner” was placed on The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle. The album was included in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2003, the album was listed on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

                            The Modern Lovers were formed in 1970 by teenage singer, songwriter, guitarist Jonathan Richman, augmented with Jerry Harrison (keyboards), Ernie Brooks (bass) and David Robinson (drums), with Richman’s friend and original band member John Felice joining them occasionally.

                            The Modern Lovers is available as a limited edition of 3500 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Andy says: Sounding like a chunkier Velvet Underground, blasted into the Seventies, this is crammed full of classic songs and incredible words. One of the best albums ever!

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                            LIMITED EDITION OF 3500 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON SILVER COLOURED VINYL

                            Richard Hawley

                            Lowedges - Clear Vinyl Edition

                              More gorgeous, late night, storytelling songs by the erstwhile Pulp and Longpigs guitarist. Hawley croons lovelorn words which evoke the late 50s in their charm and sweetness. Musically it's pretty and melodic, acoustic guitar ballads, lushly fleshed out with lapsteel, vibes, Mellotron and shimmery, echoey electric (guitar). Warm, poetic and inviting, this is a beautiful record and a balm for aching hearts everywhere!

                              To celebrate his new album "Further" our good friends at Music On Vinyl have presented to us the three Setanta albums from their back catalogue. A super limited one off pressing with just 275 of each available on clear wax - gotta move quick on these pop pickers!

                              Richard Hawley

                              Late Night Final - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                "Late Night Final" was Richard Hawley's first full length album, released in 2002. It follows on from where the previous years self titled mini album left off: his rich baritone, delivering his timeless, heartfelt songs over gorgeous guitar melodies. The album has a noir-ish cinematic feel to it - imagine the soundtrack to Blue Velvet written in Sheffield.

                                To celebrate his new album "Further" our good friends at Music On Vinyl have presented to us the three Setanta albums from their back catalogue. A super limited one off pressing with just 275 of each available on clear wax - gotta move quick on these pop pickers!

                                Richard Hawley

                                Richard Hawley - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                  Before the release of this 7 track mini album in 2001, Richard Hawley was solely know as a guitarist, having been a member of The Longpigs and touring guitarist for Pulp. With this album though, he demonstrated his knack for writing a killer tune and it was our first introduction to THAT VOICE.

                                  Both this and the following full length album, "Late Night Final" are absolutely timeless albums that draw on a rich musical history and could have as easily been written in the middle of the 20th century as the start of the 21st: His rich baritone vocals crooning over gorgeous guitar melodies and hushed drums.

                                  To celebrate his new album "Further" our good friends at Music On Vinyl have presented to us the three Setanta albums from their back catalogue. A super limited one off pressing with just 275 of each available on clear wax - gotta move quick on these pop pickers!

                                  Morphine was an American alternative rock group formed by Mark Sandman, Dana Colley, and Jerome Deupree in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989. The band combined blues and jazz elements with more traditional rock arrangements, giving the band an unusual sound. The band enjoyed positive critical appraisal. In the United States the band was embraced and promoted by the indie rock community, including public and college radio stations and MTV’s 120 Minutes. Internationally the band enjoyed high-profile success, especially in Belgium, Portugal, France and Australia.

                                  Cure for Pain is the second album by Morphine, originally released in 1993. The tracks “Sheila” and “In Spite of Me” were prominently featured on the soundtrack of the 1994 independent film Spanking the Monkey. The video for “Thursday” appeared on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head and the track “Buena” appears in the first season of The Sopranos.

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Laura says: Guitars replaced by tenor sax and two string bass, sounds like an unlikely recipe for rock success, but on their second album, Cure For Pain, Morphine delivered on the promise that their debut had hinted at. Merging upbeat, jazz-infused blasts and gloomy slo-mo bluesy Americana, the unconventional instruments work perfectly to create a unique sound and atmosphere. At the time of it's release - at the height of grunge, this album stayed largely under the mainstream radar, but it still stands up today as a great alternative rock album.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  Coloured LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE COLOURED VINYL
                                  4 PAGE INSERT

                                  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

                                      Andy 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.

                                        Terry Riley

                                        A Rainbow In Curved Air

                                          Keyboard virtuoso Terry Riley started experimenting with different instruments in the ‘50s. One of his electronic music landmarks is his third album A Rainbow in Curved Air. Through the use of overdubbing, he recorded all the instruments to feature on the title track. The composition consists of three movements, each representing another part of his musical influences. As the song progresses, its structure goes through frequent changes. It’s an colorful, psychedelic, atmospheric and revolutionary song. The second track consists of a loop of saxophones and is the dreamy and calm opposite of the title track. Fans of electronic music, such as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, would love this record. Taking inspiration from Hindustani classical music and jazz techniques, Riley’s masterpiece influenced many musicians, from the likes of Brian Eno to Emeralds.

                                          A Rainbow in Curved Air 50th anniversary limited edition is available as 500 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl.

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          Coloured LP Info: Transparent 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

                                              Family That Plays Together

                                                The Family That Plays Together is Spirit’s second album released in 1968, on which the group combined Jazz, Rock and even Classical elements. The A side’s six songs are strung together into a seamless 20-minute suite, starting with the catchy hit song “I Got A Line On You”. Clever harmonies, a multitude of instruments and intricate vocal arrangements result in an absolute landmark Sixties rock album. For those who have not given this legendary band a chance, it is worthwhile to do so.

                                                This ground-breaking band from Los Angeles had Led Zeppelin open up for them when Led Zep went out on their first U.S. tour, where they struck up a mutual friendship. And Spirit’s guitarist and main songwriter, Randy California, played in a band with Jimi Hendrix in ‘66. For those of you who were wondering, Spirit is the band that Led Zeppelin allegedly ‘borrowed’ the riff of “Stairway To Heaven” from (check out the Spirit song “Taurus” from their eponymous first album and decide for yourself).

                                                The Family That Plays Together is available as a limited edition of 1.000 copies on silver vinyl.


                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Coloured LP Info: Silver coloured vinyl

                                                Pentangle

                                                Basket Of Light

                                                  Basket of Light is the most progressive and complex release by the British folk-rock group Pentangle. Traditional English folk songs are reinterpreted with a mix of jazz, pop and rock influences. Everything their previous works promised is fulfilled here. The album opener “Light Flight” has become their signature song. If there is a prog folk masterpiece then it is Basket Of Light. Pentangle proved they could release a progressive, ground-breaking work without keyboards, much studio trickery or even electric instruments.

                                                  The original Pentangle was active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The original line-up includes Bert Jansch (vocals & guitar) and John Renbourn (vocals & guitar).


                                                  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

                                                    Wings Of Joy

                                                      Cranes’ first full-length album Wings of Joy was released back in 1991. The strange combination between gothic sounds on one side and the dream pop on the other side marked a new decennia of music.

                                                      It’s one of those debut releases which throws you straight into the deep end. The varied tracks alternated between the heavier and lighter songs. It is gloomy, haunting and almost sinister in its atmosphere despite being made up almost entirely of piano and synth melodies.

                                                      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.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      Coloured LP Info: First pressing of 1,500 individually numbered copies on 180 gram audiophile vinyl!

                                                      Spirit

                                                      12 Dreams Of Dr.Sardonicus

                                                        After releasing their first three albums Spirit started working on what is widely considered to be their best LP: Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus. By recommendation of Neil Young the band chose David Briggs as the producer, known for his work with Young. Like The Who’s Tommy and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus is critically regarded as a landmark of art rock. It offers some of their most melodic tunes and incredibly tight songwriting. An outstanding forty minutes of psychedelic infected music, essential for every music collection.

                                                        Between 1968 and 1977 Spirit was a highly regarded rock band achieving modest commercial success by charting no less than 11 albums in the U.S. The music of the Los Angeles based band consisted of a mixture of pop, rock, folk, blues, classical and jazz backgrounds. The band members ranged in age from 16 to 44 years old. Spirit’s youngest member, Randy California, used to play alongside Jimi Hendrix (in 1966 known as Jimmy James) in Jimmy James and the Blue Flames.

                                                        Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus is available as a limited edition of 1.000 copies on white vinyl.

                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                        Coloured LP Info: White coloured vinyl

                                                        I Am Kloot

                                                        I Am Kloot

                                                          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 as it’s expanse their dark and fractured sound. Songs like “From Your Favourite Sky” and “Proof” are just brilliant and shows how they developed 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.

                                                          I am Kloot was as one of the most interesting bands of its time. Formed from the ashes of The Mouth they stood up and released some very successful releases

                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          Coloured LP Info: 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
                                                          Gatefold sleeve including insert.
                                                          Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies
                                                          on 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

                                                              Death In Vegas

                                                              The Contino Sessions

                                                                Scorpio Rising is the third album by British electronica band Death in Vegas, which features guest vocalists Liam Gallagher, Hope Sandoval, Nicola Kuperus, and Paul Weller. Death in Vegas’ Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes created one of their finest records by combining synths with guitar rock and psychedelia. A taste of “My Bloody Valentine” and some electro pulses are thrillingly constructed in the different parts of the album. They’re using different samples in their sounds, so you can hear classics like “Rock Around the Clock” (Bill Haley & His Comets) and “Goin’ Back” (The Byrds). Several songs on the album have appeared on film soundtracks, “Girls” is featured on the soundtrack to the 2003 film Lost in Translation and “Hands Around My Throat” is featured on the Animatrix soundtrack.

                                                                Richard Fearless is the only active member of the original Death in Vegas line-up. Their sound is influenced by rock, dub and industrial music.

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                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Andy says: Iggy Pop, the Mary Chain's Jim Read and Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie all feature on this classic genre-busting album.

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                2xColoured LP Info: The first pressing of Scorpio Rising is available as 2.500 individually numbered copies on red vinyl.


                                                                Death In Vegas

                                                                Scorpio Rising

                                                                  Scorpio Rising is the third album by British electronica band Death in Vegas, which features guest vocalists Liam Gallagher, Hope Sandoval, Nicola Kuperus, and Paul Weller.

                                                                  Death in Vegas’ Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes created one of their finest records by combining synths with guitar rock and psychedelia. A taste of “My Bloody Valentine” and some electro pulses are thrillingly constructed in the different parts of the album. They’re using different samples in their sounds, so you can hear classics like “Rock Around the Clock” (Bill Haley & His Comets) and “Goin’ Back” (The Byrds).

                                                                  Several songs on the album have appeared on film soundtracks, “Girls” is featured on the soundtrack to the 2003 film Lost in Translation and “Hands Around My Throat” is featured on the Animatrix soundtrack. Richard Fearless is the only active member of the original Death in Vegas line-up. Their sound is influenced by rock, dub and industrial music

                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  Coloured LP 2 Info: 180 gram audiophile double vinyl.
                                                                  Gatefold sleeve.
                                                                  Printed innersleeve.
                                                                  Featuring Liam Gallagher an Paul Weller.
                                                                  First pressing of 2,500 individually numbered copies.
                                                                  Red 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!

                                                                    The Soundtrack Of Our Lives

                                                                    Behind The Music

                                                                      The Swedish rock band The Soundtrack Of Our Lives released their third album Behind The Music in 2001. It’s the band’s breakthrough record and it was nominated for the Best Alternative Album award at the 2003 Grammy Awards. The album is influenced by the music from the greatest bands of the ‘60s and ‘70s. You’ll hear the melodies of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd in the different songs. But it’s their most rocking effort, with psychedelic tunes and even some prog. They’re constantly shifting between tones and mood, making it feels like a journey through the range of rock emotion.

                                                                      Behind The Music is available as a limited edition of 1.500 individually numbered copies on solid gold coloured vinyl.

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Andy says: Massive classic rock/pop album from the early noughties much beloved by Mr Noel Gallagher as it did exactly what Oasis used to do but possibly even better! A brilliant record!

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      2xLP Info: Individually numbered copies on solid gold coloured vinyl

                                                                      The Meters

                                                                      The Meters

                                                                        The Meters is the debut studio album by the band of the same name. It’s an essential album in the funk scene and one that contains a lot of energy and soul. Organist Art Neville led the quartet which consisted of guitarist Leo Nocentelli, the rhythm section of bassist George Porter and drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste. New Orleans funk in their beauty of simplicity, it’s what makes this album so remarkable. Each and every songs is brimming with hooks, melody and variety. Deep grooves on the single hit “Cissy Strut” and guitar riffs echoing throughout “Ease Back”.

                                                                        The Meters are considered the true originators of funk along with artists like James Brown. Their work is influential on many other artists. They have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame four times, the last time in 2017. 

                                                                        The 1973 album continues in the same vein as Ball of Eyes, though it’s definitely more funky and head boppin’ than the debut. The real ear grabber is the superb Moog soloing by Moulin. Placebo is grooving your socks off in the first half of the album and a more concentrated jazzy swing can be found on the second half. Original copies of 1973 are in short supply and overwhelming demand, making this official reissue a much needed one!

                                                                        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 1973 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

                                                                        Placebo’s debut LP Ball Of Eyes is a remarkably focused Soul Jazz record, without the experimentation or Free Jazz moments which were still in vogue during the first half of the ‘70s. Excellent covers of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and Sam & Dave’s “You Got Me Hummin’” as well as his own compositions make Ball Of Eyes a perfect example of the genius of Marc Moulin and his incredible band.

                                                                        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 Ball Of Eyes 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

                                                                        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

                                                                        Ejector Seat Reservation

                                                                          The Oxford based alternative rock band Swervedriver released their third studio album Ejector Seat Reservation in 1995. Despite the little promotion and disappointing sales the album is widely considered as one of their strongest records. While listening to this record you’ll hear the true quality of this hidden gem. Besides the alternative rock the shoegaze and even bluesy influences are woven into their music. The fusion and variety of the songs which they recorded for this album are a little less on the shoegaze side compared to their previous two albums Raise and Mezcal Head. Ejector Seat Reservation is the band’s most complete record, best experienced as a whole.

                                                                          The Ejector Seat Reservation package includes a 4-page booklet and is available as a first pressing of 2.500 individually numbered copies on coloured (silver & black mixed) vinyl. 

                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                          Coloured LP Info: Silver & Black mixed-colour vinyl, also includes a 4-page booklet.

                                                                          Tindersticks

                                                                          Curtains

                                                                            Tindersticks are an English alternative rock band led by the singer Stuart A. Staples. They recorded several albums which became popular years after their release. One of them is the slightly bright but still dark coloured Curtains. The songs on the album develops themselves into intimidate and destructive pearls. Stuart and Co created some melancholic melodies questioning on privacy issues and the feelings of lost. The warmer tones can be found in the vocal parts and putting away some of the depressive moods from their first albums.

                                                                            Tindersticks recorded eleven albums to date and recorded songs for which Stuart A. Staples wrote lyrics based on his own life and that of people surrounding him.

                                                                            This expanded edition contains the 15 original album songs plus 9 bonus tracks with, among others, “Paco’s Theme”, “A Marriage Made In Heaven” (duet with Isabella Rossellini) and “Rented Rooms”.

                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                            2xLP Info: Expanded Edition on double 180 gram audiophile 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

                                                                              Andy 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.

                                                                              Q'65

                                                                              Kjoe Blues

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

                                                                                Kjoe Blues is a four track single with “Nederbeat” style songs all recorded in MONO by Q’65 in 1967. Q’65 was formed in The Hague in 1965 and is often considered one of the more prominent bands associated with the Nederbeat sound that took place in the 60s. To promote one of their singles the band travelled to London. Unfortunately they were denied a work permit and returned (according to their bio but highly-doubted) to The Netherlands in a rubber lifeboat, taking 12 hours to cross the Channel! This collectable four track 7” is newly remastered for MONO playback and is available for Record Store Day in a limited run of 750 copies on yellow 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.

                                                                                    Tasty, seven tune set from jazz maestro and be-bop pioneer Thelonious Monk. Joined by Larry Gales on bass, Ben Riley on drums and Charlie Rouse on tenor sax it features tracks from Monk's songbook throughout the 40s and 50s and is produced by Teo Macero. It finds the group in proficient and accessible form, with melodic solos and easy to absorb arrangements; yet exciting, energetic and inventive enough to garner praise from more avant stars like John Coltraine. A great glimpse into this monolith of jazz... 



                                                                                    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

                                                                                      The Ting Tings

                                                                                      We Started Nothing

                                                                                        We Started Nothing is the debut studio album by English indie pop duo The Ting Tings. Jules & Katie’s combination of dance, indie pop and new wave proved to be one of the hottest things in 2008. The result being the album peaking at number one in the UK Albums Chart.

                                                                                        We Started Nothing spawned no less than six hit-singles, including “That’s Not My Name”, which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

                                                                                        Eventually, the band, the album and several singles and videos were nominated for a variety of NME, MTV, Grammy and Brit awards. The Ting Tings won the MTV Award for best UK act and “Shut Up and Let Me Go” won the award for best UK video.

                                                                                        For the first time since its original release, both international and UK front covers are brought together in one package. The latter being the innersleeve. This package also contains a 6-panel insert, including pics, credits and lyrics.

                                                                                        To top it off, the first pressing is a strictly limited 10th Anniversary edition. 1.000 individually numbered copies are pressed on silver & blue mixed vinyl. A very cool combination for one of the coolest albums of the last decade. We ain’t fakin’ this!

                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                        LP Info: Limited edition coloured vinyl, blue and silver mixed

                                                                                        Idris Muhammad

                                                                                        Power Of Soul

                                                                                          Idris Muhammad was an American jazz drummer who recorded extensively with many musicians, including Bob James, Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, Pharoah Sanders, John Scofield, George Benson, Lonnie Smith and Tete Montoliu.

                                                                                          Power of Soul is his best known album and is one of the reasons that Idris Muhammad is regarded as the drumming king of groove. Featuring the arrangements and keyboards of Bob James, the saxophone punch of Grover Washington, Jr., guitarist Joe Beck, trumpeter Randy Brecker, percussionist Ralph MacDonald, and the knife-edge slick production of Creed Taylor, this 1974 album is a burning piece of deep, jazzy soul and grooved-out bliss.

                                                                                          The album includes the tune “Loran’s Dance”, which received considerable airplay on jazz radio stations and was sampled by Beastie Boys (“To All The Girls” and “B-Boy Bouillabaisse”) and Fatboy Slim (“The Weekend Starts Here”). “Power Of Soul” was sampled by Notorious BIG (“Ready To Die”) and The Game featuring Anderson.Paak (“80s and Cocaine”).

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          LP Info: 180 gram vinyl

                                                                                          Dorothy Ashby was an American jazz harpist, one of the very few who used her instrument to play credible jazz and bebop. First studying as a pianist at Wayne State University and later, in 1952, switching to harp. She recorded eleven albums for different jazz labels, like Savoy and Prestige. Dorothy also guested as a studio player on albums with Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder and many more. In 1969 the studio album Dorothy’s Harp was released on Cadet Records. On the album she covered songs from Jimmy Webb (“By The Time I Get To Phoenix”), Burt Bacharach & Hal David (“This Girl’s In Love With You”), John Lennon & Paul McCartney (“Fool On The Hill”), and others. The record also includes the two Brazilian styled compositions “Reza” and “Canto de Ossanha” and two songs written by Dorothy Ashby herself, displaying her craft on the harp with some great bongo work.

                                                                                          In the 90s and beyond, the album started to be sought after by hip hop artists. Pete Rock (from Pete Rock & CL Smooth), Rahzel (from The Roots) and Ugly Duckling were notable for sampling music from "Dorothy’s Harp".

                                                                                          Re-released here via Music On Vinyl, on limited blue vinyl and sounding as good as ever!




                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          LP Info: 180 Gram on limited blue vinyl

                                                                                          The Coral

                                                                                          Magic And Medicine

                                                                                            The Coral are an English rock band, formed in 1996 by Ian Skelly, Paul Duffy, James Skelly, Lee Southall and Bill Ryder-Jones. The band first emerged during the early 2000s and found success with their debut album The Coral [MOVLP338]. Their self-titled debut album was nominated for the 2002 Mercury Music Prize and later voted the fourth best album of the year by NME Magazine.

                                                                                            Magic and Medicine is the second album by The Coral, released in 2003 in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at number 1 in the charts. The singles “Don’t Think You’re the First” and “Pass It On” entered the top ten in the UK.

                                                                                            The album title originates from a lyric in Time Travel, the hidden track on the band’s debut album: “Well there’s a war going on, ain’t the obvious one. It’s between magic and medicine”.

                                                                                            This is The Coral’s last album with Bill Ryder-Jones, who departed in 2008 to start a very successful solo-career.



                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                            Coloured LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                            PRINTED INNERSLEEVE
                                                                                            INCLUDES 4 PAGE BOOKLET
                                                                                            FEATURING THE SINGLES “PASS IT ON”,
                                                                                            “DON’T THINK YOU’RE THE FIRST” AND“SECRET KISS”
                                                                                            FIRST PRESSING OF 1.500 NUMBERED
                                                                                            COPIES ON ‘FLAMING’ VINYL

                                                                                            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

                                                                                                Swervedriver

                                                                                                Mezcal Head

                                                                                                  Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge.

                                                                                                  Mezcal Head is their second album, originally released in 1993. The album includes their most successful single “Duel”, which was awarded NME’s Single of the Week. The album turned out to be one of the hottest albums in 1993 and was recognized a masterpiece from start to finish of vintage dream-pop/shoe gaze on AllMusic with a 9/10 rating.

                                                                                                  Mezcal Head was ranked at number 265 on Spin’s “The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014)” list. Alternative Press also ranked it #39 and #90 on their “90 Greatest Albums of the 90s” and “Top 99 Albums of ‘85 to ‘95” lists respectively. Pitchfork Media ranked the album #10 in their list of the top 50 shoegaze albums in 2016.

                                                                                                  Finally, for the first time since its original release in 1993, Mezcal Head is available on European soil. 

                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Andy says: Incendiary combination of power, rhythm and melody made this one of the best albums of 1993. Superb stuff.

                                                                                                  Catherine Wheel

                                                                                                  Ferment

                                                                                                    The heavily sought after debut album Ferment by Catherine Wheel is finally pressed on vinyl again!

                                                                                                    In 2016, Pitchfork ranked the album at number 23 in their list of “The 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time,” with Ben Cardew of the website commenting that “a good half of the songs on Ferment, their debut, are enduring shoegaze-disco classics, while “Black Metallic”, in its full seven-minute glory, makes a strong claim to being the genre’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’.”

                                                                                                    Ferment is the band’s most unique record; it serves as a fitting lens through which to view the group’s work throughout the 1990s. The album displays Catherine Wheel’s early attempts to meld drone-drenched shoegaze with heavy rock.

                                                                                                    After all these years, it is the record’s twin epics, “Black Metallic” and “Salt”, that immediately illustrate why Catherine Wheel was so meaningful to so many of the bands that came after them. “Black Metallic”, perhaps the group’s most famous single, is absolutely otherworldly.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Andy says: Superb LP from the early nineties which was cruelly overlooked in the fallout from shoegaze. This is actually one of the greatest albums from that whole era, and time has born that out as it's gone on to garner massive cult status. If you're a fan of that genre (loved by the peeps, derided by the press) then you need this record.

                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                    LP Info: 180 gram audiophile vinyl with insert.
                                                                                                    25th year anniversary edition of the debut album.
                                                                                                    Includes “Black Metallic”, “Salt” and “I Want To Touch You”.

                                                                                                    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!!

                                                                                                      2xLP Info: EXPANDED AND REMASTERED WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOS
                                                                                                      AND 2 BONUS TRACKS

                                                                                                      The Coral

                                                                                                      Roots And Echoes

                                                                                                        The Coral are an English rock band, formed in 1996.
                                                                                                        The band first emerged during the early 2000s and found success with their debut album The Coral  and follow up Magic and Medicine . Their selftitled debut album was nominated for the 2002 Mercury Music Prize and later voted the fourth best album of the year by NME Magazine.

                                                                                                        Roots & Echoes is their fourth full-length studio album. It was originally released on 6 August 2007, and debuted in the UK Albums Chart at No. 8. The album spawned three hit singles; “Who’s Gonna Find Me”, “Jacqueline” and “Put the Sun Back”.

                                                                                                        This is The Coral’s last album with Bill Ryder-Jones, who
                                                                                                        departed in 2008 to start a very successful solo-career.

                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: The first (limited) run of this tenth anniversary edition is pressed on 180 gram transparent red vinyl. Only 1,500 copies are available. ONLY 500 IN UK!!!

                                                                                                        This classic album from 1973 saw its creator, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry exploring synths and starting to develop his Black Ark sound - the enigmatic producer was at the time in the process of building his famous studio and honing his ideas about dub as a musical form. The LP opens with the eerie “Kentucky Skank”, Perry’s ode to KFC, complete with frying chicken sounds, spliced between winding tapes, a ghostly trumpet, and futuristic moog synthesizer, overdubbed at London’s Chalk Farm studios. U Roy’s “Double Six” and I Roy’s “High Fashion” and “Hail Stones” illustrate just how strong The Upsetter’s deejay material had become, while versions of the Chi-Lites’ “We Are Neighbours”, Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man” and a re-working of Al Green’s “Love and Happiness” (retitled “Jungle Lion”) all betray the funky soul influence that was increasingly shaping his work.

                                                                                                        The backing tracks illustrate the producer at his best; the audio spectrum is fully differentiated while spatial placement an important component - something it would take years for him to achieve at the Black Ark.

                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                        FIRST PRESSING OF 750 NUMBERED COPIES PRESSED
                                                                                                        ON ORANGE VINYL

                                                                                                        808 State

                                                                                                        Gorgeous

                                                                                                          808 State are an English electronic music group, formed in 1987 in Manchester, taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. 808 State’s style has been labelled as techno and house, and the band are regarded as pioneers of the acid house sound.

                                                                                                          Martin Price was the owner of a record store, Eastern Bloc, and was also the founder of the independent record label, Creed. Customers Graham Massey and Gerald Simpson joined Price to form a hip hop group called Hit Squad Manchester. Soon after, the band shifted to acid house, using the name 808 State for the first time.

                                                                                                          Gorgeous is their fourth studio album. The album has some new wave influences; sampling Joy Division’s track “She’s Lost Control” in “Contrique”, Ian McCulloch as guest vocalist on “Moses” and “10 X 10” a gospel-house track built on the foundation of The Jam’s “Start!”.
                                                                                                          You will also find a reworking of UB40’s “One in Ten”. Furthermore the album features guest vocalists Barrington Stuart, Rachel McFarlane and Caroline Seaman.

                                                                                                          The Music On Vinyl expanded edition is now available as a limited edition of 750 copies on Purple Vinyl. 

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          2xColoured LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                          GATEFOLD SLEEVE
                                                                                                          INCLUDES INSERT WITH TEXT WRITTEN BY IAN PEEL
                                                                                                          PRINTED INNERSLEEVES
                                                                                                          EXPANDED EDITION INCLUDES “CONTRIQUE”,
                                                                                                          “10 X 10” PLUS 7 BONUS TRACKS
                                                                                                          FIRST PRESSING OF 750 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED
                                                                                                          COPIES ON PURPLE VINYL

                                                                                                          Could you think of any other film producer that picks better soundtracks than the widely revered Quentin Tarantino? Inventing a genre on his own, his string of best-selling nouvelle violence movies started out in 1992 with the low budget cult classic Reservoir Dogs.
                                                                                                          The film follows a band of criminals preparing for a diamond heist and follows the characters in the crime’s aftermath. Its cast consists of sublime actors such as Harvey Keitel (whose comeback was a direct result of this film), Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn (Sean’s brother) and Steve Buscemi as the legendary character of Mr. Pink. The film’s sparkling dialog catapulted Reservoir Dogs to eternal cult status and remains a favourite among movie fans all over the world, a fame to which its soundtrack contributed a great deal.
                                                                                                          Music On Vinyl is proud to release these so called ‘Super Sounds Of The Seventies’, a selection of unusual and sometimes wacky hits by artists such as Stealers Wheel, Harry Nilsson (“Coconut” is included on Nilsson Schmilsson [MOVLP279]) and Joe Tex. The movie also raised public interest in the Dutch band George Baker Selection, due to the use of his “Little Green Bag” in the film’s opening titles. Keep On Truckin’!
                                                                                                          Exactly 25 years ago this cult film was released in theatre. To celebrate this classic soundtrack a 25th year anniversary limited edition of the album is released on mixed Red and Clear Vinyl.

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          Coloured LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                          25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
                                                                                                          LIMITED PRESSING OF 2.000 NUMBERED COPIES ON
                                                                                                          MIXED RED AND CLEAR VINYL

                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                          Andy 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

                                                                                                          Slowdive

                                                                                                          Pygmalion - 180g Audiophile Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                          You'll know them as 'shoegazers' but as the title suggests, their third and final LP was about change. Where the band attempted to put more song structures in place on "Souvlaki", they began to incorporate more elements of ambient electronica on "Pygmalion". Which resulted in a more complete album than the two previous albums. Tracks like "Blue Skied An' Clear" and "Crazy For You" demonstrate that the songs are still there, somewhere - they're just buried under more abstract sounds than before. It's still super-atmospheric, echoey and Cocteau's-ish, but this time things have really drifted and unravelled. Influenced by techno and built on loops it is a stark, haunted record, ambient and experimental. They ditched songs in favour of sounds, and this is a desolate yet strikingly beautiful record. If you like Sigur Ros then you'll love this.



                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: 180g audiophile pressing.

                                                                                                          Slowdive

                                                                                                          Just For A Day - 180g Audiophile Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                            Slowdive were, in one way, a reaction to the fist-aloft bravado of the arse-end of baggy. Yet their gorgeous swathes of disorientating, hypnotic sound actually perfectly fitted in with early morning comedowns; we're talking about 1991 here! They aimed for a womb-like cosy dreaminess and with their three pre-album EPs looked like they were going to take over. "Slowdive", "Morningrise" and "Just For A Day" are all included here. Their main influence was The Cocteau Twins, but along with My Bloody Valentine, early Boo Radleys and others, the press christened them 'shoe-gazers'. A lot was written and there were just as many detractors as fans, but this fan, along with many others, was a little dissapointed by this, their debut LP. Yes it flows, drifts then envelops, but the songs weren't quite as good as expected. But, y'know: tell that to Babyshambles! With the inclusion of those lovely three EPs and a three-song Peel Session, this is now a very lush (though occasionally meandering) and beautiful disc. Recommended.

                                                                                                            Slowdive

                                                                                                            Blue Day - 180g Audiophile Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                              Originally released on CD in Japan circa 1992 "Blue Day" is a seven track collection of the the best tracks from the first three Slowdive EPs; "Slowdive", "Morningrise" and "Holding Our Breath". This shoegaze nugget features some of the band's best-loved tracks on the run up to their classic "Souvlaki" album.

                                                                                                              Slowdive

                                                                                                              Souvlaki - 180g Audiophile Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                1993 and Slowdive, kings and queens of the shoegazers, release their masterpiece. Nobody was listening. They'd had all the hype and (inevitable) backlash around their debut, but now when they totally and convincingly deliver the goods, in a world consumed by Suede (at home) and Nirvana (abroad), apart from a few diehards, it was shrugs all round. How wrong they were! This is a stunningly beautiful album with a direct pop nous that's more Mary Chain than Cocteaus. It's full of yearning and dreams but also in "Souvlaki Space Station" a proper ambient/dub arse-quaker. Not one bad song: it's all brilliant. It's the ultimate in dreampop!

                                                                                                                Aside from the swaggering percussive synth-pop opus of opener, 'Never Give Up', this is a very meditative affair. O'Halloran of all-the-soundtracks fame curates a meditative suite of triumphant and uplifting modern classical masterpieces with prepared pianist and all-round neo-classical boundary-pusher, Hauschka. 

                                                                                                                After the aformentioned swinging percussive opener, we slide straight into a gracious and melancholic combination of plucking piano arpeggios and breathy strings, bringing to mind the more cinematic moments of Max Richter or indeed O'Halloran's work with Adam Wiltzie as A Winged Victory For The Sullen, mixing subtle field electronics and fractured drines with heavenly reverbed piano and terse bass swells. Later on, the clattering haunted-house chatter of 'Escape The Station' overflows with ambience but tends toward a more claustrophobic iteration, rather than the minimalist solar-flare beauty of the earlier theme. 

                                                                                                                There are pensive thought pieces like 'Falling Downward', tending towards atmospheric pressure and crushing instrumetal heft, which give the higher-pitched astral dreamers like 'Layers Expanding Theme' a solid foundation to bring the listener to the stars. It's a brilliant film, with a beautiful soundtrack and it works just as well on it's own.  

                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Barry says: Stunning modern-classical stargazing, brittle droning and clicking field recordings presented gracefully and with a cohesive thread, by two of the greatest songwriters working today. What more could you want?

                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                Coloured LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                                INCLUDES 4 PAGE BOOKLET PVC PROTECTIVE SLEEVE FIRST PRESSING OF 750 NUMBERED COPIES ON BLUE VINYL

                                                                                                                The Illusionist is an American romantic mystery film written and directed by Neil Burger and starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel. It is based loosely on Steven Millhauser’s short story, “Eisenheim the Illusionist”. The film tells the story of Eisenheim, a magician in fin de siècle Vienna, who reunites with his childhood love, a woman far above his social standing. The film also depicts a fictionalized version of the Mayerling Incident. The film was a commercial and critical success.

                                                                                                                The Illusionist features an original score by acclaimed modern minimalist composer Philip Glass. Glass’ renowned restrained, yet elegant style has captivated audiences around the world for years. “The soundtrack to The Illusionist is a driving force to the movie,” comments director Neil Burger.

                                                                                                                Philip Glass, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, chooses a sweeping simplicity and proves the age-old statement that less is more. His score for the film The Illusionist was widely acclaimed upon its release in 2006. The music for the film evokes the feeling of mystery and wonder that surrounds the famous magician Eisenheim and it is performed brilliantly by the Czech Film Orchestra under the baton of Michael Riesman.

                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                                PVC PROTECTIVE SLEEVE
                                                                                                                INCLUDES INSERT
                                                                                                                FIRST TIME ON VINYL!

                                                                                                                After the success of Nas' superlative third album "I Am", the Queensbridge rapper had a slew of high impact rhymes and hard hitting beats left over in the can, ready to reload for a quickfire follow up. The stars had something different in mind and some unscrupulous engineer leaked the tracks to the bootleggers, leaving Nas back at square one with a release date rapidly approaching. All of which makes the flawless rap, high octane delivery and coherent message of "Nastradamus" all the more impressive. Musically the LP rolls through a succession of louche and low slung pimp-funk beats, while Nas spits that pure NY shit, doing it nice with the hooks and nasty with the take-no-prisoners gangsta flow. The album also includes one of the earliest shots fired in the soon-to-be epic Jay-Z/Nas feud. On Nastradamus’ title track, Nas raps “You wanna ball till you fall? / I can help you with that / You want beef? / I could let a slug melt in your hat”. Shit was poppin off all over the shop in '99, and this bad boy was right at the heart of it all.


                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL.
                                                                                                                4 PAGE INSERT.

                                                                                                                Arrested Development

                                                                                                                3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of...

                                                                                                                  3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... is the debut album by American Hip Hop group Arrested Development, released in 1992. The album's chart success was the beginning of the popularization of Southern Hip Hop. The album stood in stark contrast to the gangsta rap that ruled the Hip Hop charts in 1992, in its focus on spirituality, peace and love. It was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. The album's title refers to the length of time it took Arrested Development to get a record contract. The album charted at #3 in the UK Charts, and #7 in the Billboard 200. Charting singles that came off the album are "People Everyday", "Mr. Wendal" and "Tennessee". The latter song is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  Coloured LP Info: 180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                                                                                  Includes insert with song lyrics
                                                                                                                  Limited 25th Year Anniversary Edition in numbered sleeves
                                                                                                                  Includes the hits "People Everyday", "Mr. Wendal" and "Tennessee"
                                                                                                                  First pressing of 2.000 copies on white vinyl


                                                                                                                  Judee Sill was an American singer and songwriter. She released two albums and partially completed a third album before her death in 1979. Sill encountered Graham Nash and David Crosby and toured with them for a time as their opening act, a year before the release of her debut album. She was hired by the Turtles to write songs, on which a few of them appeared on her debut album, such as “Lady-O”. Two of Sill’s biggest influences were Bach and Ray Charles.

                                                                                                                  Judee Sill’s eponymous debut album of the same name was originally released in late 1971. Backing musicians include John Beck and Jim Pons from the Leaves. The majority of the album was produced by Henry Lewy, noted for his work with Joni Mitchell throughout the 70s. Graham Nash handled the duties for the single “Jesus Was a Cross Maker” with his production designed to aim for radio airplay before the release of the album. Judee Sill featured Sill’s voice in multiple overdubs, often in a four-part chorale or fugue. The songs are delivered in an acoustic style on guitar and, for “Jesus was a Cross Maker” and “Enchanted Sky Machines,” on piano. The songs on the album feature elements of folk, country, and gospel, but also strong classical influences.

                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                  Andy says: Gorgeous, often multi-tracked vocals, gently cosmic singer/songwriter, country and folk vibes coupled with brilliant songs make this a genuine Lost Classic from early 70's LA. Incredible.

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                                  GATEFOLD SLEEVE

                                                                                                                  Matthew Sweet is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. He was part of the burgeoning music scene in Georgia during the 80s before gaining commercial success in the 90s.

                                                                                                                  In 1991 Matthew Sweet released Girlfriend, the pop-rock album which was widely considered an artistic breakthrough. It quickly garnered impressive sales, spawning a top 10 single with the title track. The music video for “Girlfriend” featured clips from the anime film Space Adventure Cobra and was heavily aired on MTV, MuchMusic and Night Tracks.

                                                                                                                  Girlfriend is Sweet’s most commercially and critically successful album to date. Both the title track and “Divine Intervention” did well on the charts. The album was included as number 61 on Paste’s list of “The 90 Best Albums of the 1990s”.

                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                  Andy says: "A power-pop classic" according to esteemed die-hard regular and wonderful friend of the shop, John Key. No doubt it is then!

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                                  6 PAGE INSERT WITH LYRICS AND PICTURES
                                                                                                                  ONE OF THE MOST CRITICALLY
                                                                                                                  ACCLAIMED ALBUMS OF THE 90S

                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                    Amid all the tales of Rock'n'Roll excess, bankruptcy and larger-than-life lunacy, it's easy to lose sight of Sly's music. As frontman of the Family Stone, Sly played a crucial role in the development of soul, funk, rock an psychedelia throughout the sixties and seventies. A proficient keyboardist by the age of 7, multi-instrumentalist by 11 and electrifying guitarist by his teens, Sly Stone was made of different stuff to the rest of us air-breathing Earth folk. Taking a break from his duties with the Fam, Stone stepped out alone with this debut solo-stormer in 1975. Doing it for himself, Sly performed most of the instrumentation on the LP with some heavy duty multitracking, enlisting vocalist Rudy Love to lend his pipes to some of the bigger numbers. Singles "I Get High On You", "Le Lo Li" and "Crossword Puzzle" pack that trunk with a whole load of funk, but in truth any one of this fine tracklisting could have lit up the airwaves. This fresh reissue comes remastered and officially licensed, so you know all the mulah's going to the main man.

                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL

                                                                                                                    The acoustic MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 double album from Lauryn Hill came nearly 4 years after the first solo album and gives an insight in her deeper thoughts and emotions about her life, artist, the judicial system (in “Mystery Of Iniquity”) and spiritual side. Lengthy intros, conversations and deeply personal songs like “Conquering Lion” accompanied with her acoustic guitar, with the audience add to the intimate performance in her typical raspy voice.


                                                                                                                    The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and her song “Mystery Of Iniquity” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance and used as an interpolation by Kanye West for his single “All Falls Down”. Great acoustic songs like “Adam Lives In Theory”, “Oh Jerulasem” and “I Gotta Find Peace Of Mind” complete the album.


                                                                                                                    MTV Unplugged No 2.0 was her last album and pressed in limited quantities. This reissue comes just in time for its 15th year anniversary in 2017.

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Barry says: Lauryn Hill of The Fugees and solo fame presents a heartfelt and intimate acoustic performance for MTV unplugged. Hushed guitar and Hill's imitable vocal delivery segue into charged and determined soul anthems.

                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    2xLP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                                    4 PAGE INSERTFEATURING “MYSTERY OF INIQUITY”,
                                                                                                                    “OH JERUSALEM” AND “THE CONQUERING LION

                                                                                                                    Miles Davis

                                                                                                                    Black Beauty - Miles Davis At Fillmore West

                                                                                                                    "Black Beauty, Miles Davis At Fillmore West", was recorded on April 10, 1970 at Fillmore West, San Francisco, when Davis performed as the opening act for the Grateful Dead. The recording took place shortly after the release of Miles’ classic album Bitches Brew. The album was released in 1973, originally in Japan only. "Black Beauty", a true jazz-rock album, captured one of Davis’ first performances at a rock venue during the early stages of his electric period. At the concert, he led his band (saxophonist Steve Grossman, bassist Dave Holland, keyboardist Chick Corea, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and percussionist Airto Moreira) through one continuously performed set list.
                                                                                                                    The songs in the band’s set list were as followed: “Directions”, “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down”, “Willie Nelson”, “I Fall In Love Too Easily”, “Sanctuary”, “It’s About That Time”, “Bitches Brew”, “Masqualero”, “Spanish Key”, and “The Theme”. They were performed as one continuous and uninterrupted piece of music, a practice Davis had begun in 1967. He later explained in his autobiography that performing these kinds of long musical suites without breaks allowed more space for improvisations in concert.

                                                                                                                    The original Japanese booklet is included in this vinyl package.


                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    2xLP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl.

                                                                                                                    Blind Willie McTell

                                                                                                                    Atlanta 12-String

                                                                                                                      Blind Willie McTell (May 5, 1898 - August 19, 1959) was a Piedmont blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues. Unlike his contemporaries, he came to use twelve-string guitars exclusively. McTell was also an adept slide guitarist, unusual among ragtime bluesmen. His vocal style, a smooth and often laid-back tenor, differed greatly from many of the harsher voices of Delta bluesmen such as Charley Patton.

                                                                                                                      McTell’s influence extended over a wide variety of artists, including the Allman Brothers Band, who covered his “Statesboro Blues,” and Bob Dylan, who paid tribute to him in his 1983 song “Blind Willie McTell,” the refrain of which is “And I know no one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell.” Other artists influenced by McTell include Taj Mahal, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Ralph McTell, Chris Smither and the White Stripes

                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                      LP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl pressing.

                                                                                                                      Pentangle

                                                                                                                      The Pentangle

                                                                                                                        The Pentangle was the 1968 debut album of the band Pentangle: Terry Cox, Bert Jansch, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn and Danny Thompson. It brought together their separate influences of folk, jazz, blues, early music and contemporary song-writing. One of the band’s most commercially successful albums, it reached number 21 in the British charts.

                                                                                                                        By the time that the album was produced, the members of Pentangle were already accomplished musicians, in their own fields, and had played together in various combinations. Jansch and Renbourn were recognised as solo artists and played together regularly, including their recording of the Bert And John album. McShee had sung folk and blues in pubs and clubs, and had recorded with Renbourn on Another Monday. Cox and Thompson were experienced session musicians and had played together in Alexis Korner’s band.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Andy says: The debut album by what would become one of the most revered British folk (and psych, and jazz!) bands of all time. Essential.

                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                        LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL

                                                                                                                        Stankonia is the fourth studio album by André 3000 and Big Boi, known together as OutKast. While OutKast’s previous albums were considered to be laid-back, mellow efforts, Stankonia contains faster, more high-energy tempos, partially to reflect the “chaotic times” and drug-related incidents at the turn of the 21st century.

                                                                                                                        “B.O.B”, “So Fresh, So Clean” and “Ms. Jackson” were huge hit singles. “Ms. Jackson” became the group’s first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. At the 2002 Grammy Awards, OutKast won Best Rap Album for Stankonia and Best Rap Performance by a duo or group for “Ms. Jackson”.

                                                                                                                        Throughout the years, Stankonia has been regarded by many to be one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time and went certified platinum throughout the globe.


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                                                                                                                        2xLP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                                        INCLUDES INSERT

                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                        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.


                                                                                                                            Miles Davis

                                                                                                                            Bitches Brew LIVE

                                                                                                                              180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                                                                                              Contains 3 previously unreleased live tracks
                                                                                                                              Includes 12-page booklet
                                                                                                                              Etched D-Side

                                                                                                                              It has been said that jazz stopped evolving when Davis wasn't there to push it forward. Even if that isn't true, Miles Davis certainly was one of the greatest music innovators of the 20th century, pioneering cool jazz (with the 1949 recording of 'Birth Of The Cool'), modal jazz (with 1959's 'Kind Of Blue') and Fusion with 1970's 'Bitches Brew'.

                                                                                                                              'Bitches Brew Live' contains recordings from two performances: the first three songs were recorded at his Newport Jazz performance in July 1969 - a couple of weeks before the Bitches Brew sessions in August of that year - and have remained unissued till this day.

                                                                                                                              Miles performs with Chick Corea on electric piano, Dave Holland on acoustic bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums; musicians who all went on to become leaders of the Fusion movement. (Wayne Shorter unfortunately missed this date because he was stuck in traffic.)

                                                                                                                              The A1 track "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" is the first professionally live recorded version of this song. The other six songs were recorded at the Isle Of Wight festival in 1970,and contain "Directions" and "It's About That Time" from the In A Silent Way sessions.

                                                                                                                              Included in this exclusive release is a 12 page booklet with a liner note essay by renowned music journalist Michael Azerrad, and a special etch on the D side. Music On Vinyl is proud to bring you this -never before- released double vinyl edition.

                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                Olive

                                                                                                                                Extra Virgin - Blue Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                  'Extra Virgin' was the first release for trip hop outfit Olive, released in 1996. This album defined Olive’s style, spawning three singles, “You’re Not Alone”, “Outlaw”, and “Miracle”. The influences of Massive Attack and Portishead, while in small quantities, are evident, mixed in with synth-based electronic dance.

                                                                                                                                  A year after its initial release, Olive’s debut album Extra Virgin produced a number one British hit with “You’re Not Alone,” a low-key Trip-Hop number with a graceful melody. It’s a strong single, and there are similarly strong moments on 'Extra Virgin'.

                                                                                                                                  The band created some samples by recording live sounds, edited and subsequently filtered. Synthesizers used on the album were a Roland Juno-60, an E-mu Systems Vintage Keys, and an Akai S3000XL sampler. All in all this makes for an organic, trippy experience.

                                                                                                                                  Wally Badarou

                                                                                                                                  Echoes - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                  Badarou was one of the Compass Point All Stars (with Sly and Robbie, Barry Reynolds, Mikey Chung and Uziah “Sticky” Thompson), the in-house recording team of Compass Point Studios responsible for a long series of albums of the 1980s recorded by Grace Jones, Tom Tom Club, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Black Uhuru, Gwen Guthrie, Jimmy Cliff and Gregory Isaacs. His keyboard playing can also be heard on albums by Robert Palmer, Marianne Faithfull, Herbie Hancock, Talking Heads, Foreigner, Melissa Etheridge, Manu Dibango and Miriam Makeba.

                                                                                                                                  Limited 180g vinyl reissue of synth maestro Wally Badarou’s classic futuristic instrumental album ‘Echoes’ from 1983. Superb from start to finish, this electronic tour de force spawned several monster tracks including the wonderful Joe Claussell and Larry Levan favourite ‘Chief Inspector’, a bumping bouncing Korg and Moog-laden bomb which made its mark in the charts as well as on the dancefloor, showcasing the strong jazz-funk sensibility you’d expect from long-term Level 42 collaborator Badarou. Also features the hauntingly beautiful ‘Mambo’, a mesmerizing slo-mo epic instantly recognisable for its enormous contribution to Massive Attack’s hit ‘Daydreaming’ as well as hitting big for DJs such as Kevorkian at the time. Other gems on this amazing instrumental-only album include the sophisticated funk of big Baldelli play ‘Endless Race’, quirky afro-funky delight ‘Hi-Life’ and the cool and elegantly mellow ‘Waltz’ amongst others. Not to be missed!

                                                                                                                                  MGMT

                                                                                                                                  Congratulations

                                                                                                                                    2010 sophomore release from the alt-rock / pop outfit. 'Congratulations' is a collection of nine individual musical tours de force sequenced to flow with sonic and thematic coherence. Produced by MGMT and Sonic Boom, the album was recorded throughout 2009 in Upstate New York, Malibu and Brooklyn and features the band's core duo (Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) performing with Matt Asti, Will Berman and James Richardson, their live band.

                                                                                                                                    Newly remastered from the original analog tapes, this 2LP edition of MGMT’s psychedelic rock masterpiece from 2010 is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and features the paradoxical “Flash Delirium.”


                                                                                                                                    Miles Davis

                                                                                                                                    Live Evil - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                    The first in a continuing series of double-LP extravaganzas released only in Japan in the early '70s, 'Live Evil' mixes four studio tracks from 1970 with four live ones taken from a Washington, DC performance in December of that year. Amidst heavy competition, the live tracks - including "What I Say," "Sivad" and "Gemini Double Image" - are the highlights, featuring some of Miles' best playing of the decade, plus aggressive work on extended solo spots by John McLaughlin on guitar, Keith Jarrett on keyboards, and Jack DeJohnette on drums.




                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                    2xLP Info: 180 gram audiophile vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                    MGMT

                                                                                                                                    Oracular Spectacular - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                      Newly remastered from the original analog tapes, this edition of MGMT’s million-selling major label debut album from 2007 includes the generational anthems “Kids,” “Time To Pretend” and “Electric Feel.”

                                                                                                                                      It's a sign of true quality that something that displays it's influences so very obviously on it's sleeve, and steals so shamelessly from it's references still manages to sound fresh and inventive. Perhaps it's in their eccentric combination, perhaps also in the irreverence and humour with which these post-apocalypse beach bums treat icons they obviously still love. Their starting point is, of course, the 70s, and off-kilter visionaries such as T-Rex and David Bowie, fused with the very much kilter pop rock of Fleetwood Mac, all gleefully forced into a blender with Vangelis, Sparks, the primitive new wave electronics of early OMD and Human League, and a good fistful of Suicide's darker preoccupations. The result? It's hard to say (which is always a good thing) but it works beautifully. What they do have beyond any doubt, what pulls "Oracular Spectacular" so exuberantly, is an ear for an insanely catchy tune; and, for all their playful irony, a genuine and engaging warmth.

                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                        Yellow Magic Orchestra

                                                                                                                                        BGM - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                        180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                                                                                                        4-page insert
                                                                                                                                        PVC protective sleeve
                                                                                                                                        First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl

                                                                                                                                        On their fourth album 'BGM' (1981), YMO continued where they left off with 'X∞ Multiplies', by venturing further into synthesizers, drum computers and experimentation with rhythm, sequences and speeds.

                                                                                                                                        This album is more focused on atmosphere and mood, some even say this album is a turning point for YMO and the international pop music scene. They successfully merged lyrics, sound bites and their signature electriconically programmed music on 'BGM'.

                                                                                                                                        "1000 Knives" and "Cue" are the most famous; the hand clap on "1000 Knives" is probably one of the most used samples in the 80s, early 90s.

                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                        Lauryn Hill

                                                                                                                                        The Miseducation Of...

                                                                                                                                        "Though the Fugees had been wildly successful, and Lauryn Hill had been widely recognized as a key to their popularity, few were prepared for her stunning debut. The social heart of the group and its most talented performer, she tailored 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' not as a crossover record but as a collection of overtly personal and political statements; nevertheless, it rocketed to the top of the album charts and made her a superstar.

                                                                                                                                        She found a hit single with "Doo Wop (That Thing)," an intelligent dissection of the sex game that saw it from both angles. "Superstar" took to task musicians with more emphasis on the bottom line than making great music, while her collaborations with a pair of sympathetic R&B superstars (D'Angelo and Mary J. Blige) also paid major dividends. And if her performing talents, vocal range, and songwriting smarts weren't enough, Hill also produced much of the record, ranging from stun-gun hip-hop to smoother R&B with little trouble." - All Music

                                                                                                                                        Magazine

                                                                                                                                        Secondhand Daylight - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                        After leaving the Buzzcocks in 1977, vocalist Howard Devoto formed Magazine with guitarist John McGeoch, bassist Barry Adamson, keyboardist Bob Dickinson, and drummer Martin Jackson. Acknowledged by Radiohead as an important influence, Magazine wilfully ignored the prevailing musical orthodoxy of the punk era - which is what makes these albums timeless. "Secondhand Daylight" was released in March 1979. Magazine's ambitious second album was produced by Colin Thurston, the engineer on two era-defining albums: David Bowie's "Heroes" and Iggy Pop's "The Idiot". Reviewing "Secondhand Daylight", Nick Kent said that 'there is now an austere sense of authority to the music. Magazine are a force to be reckoned with'. The chilly majesty of "Back To Nature" and "Permafrost" attest to that.

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Philippa says: Again, not something I bought at the time, but an album that got played a huge amount on the shop record player when I started working here. A dark and menacing record that side-stepped punk's three chord orthodoxy in favour of pre-punk inspirations.

                                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                        LP Info: 180g vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve with insert.

                                                                                                                                        Yellow Magic Orchestra

                                                                                                                                        Public Pressure - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                        • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                                                                                                        • PVC protective sleeve
                                                                                                                                        • Insert
                                                                                                                                        • Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl

                                                                                                                                        This is YMO’s first live recorded album and their second number 1 album in Japan. Several concerts were recorded for 'Public Pressure', all in 1979 (at the Venue in London, Greek Theater in LA, Bottom Line in NYC, Sun Plaza in Nakano). The best of each of these live shows was collected together for this release.

                                                                                                                                        This album contains first class recordings, clear and sparkling; YMO is arguably at its best with an audience. Akiko Yano is a welcomed addition to YMO, as she completes the band with sublime vocals.

                                                                                                                                        This live album has a much more relaxed approach to the music, as it feels like they’re jamming on stage and clearly enjoying themselves!

                                                                                                                                        Yellow Magic Orchestra

                                                                                                                                        Solid State Survivor

                                                                                                                                        • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                                                                                                        • Insert
                                                                                                                                        • PVC protective sleeve

                                                                                                                                        'Solid State Survivor' was the second album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1979. Featuring Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals), the trio hit their stride with this second long player, a brisk and confident set of synth-disco pop tracks that continues along the line drawn five years before by Kraftwerk. Fun-loving and breezy where Kraftwerk had been ponderous and statuesque, the album sets out YMO's template for electronic pop with less minimalism and a more varying use of synthesizer lines. The English lyrics, written by Chris Mosdell but sung by YMO themselves, make for hilarious listening especially on a cover of the Beatles' "Day Tripper".


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