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Guru

Jazzamatazz Volume 1 - 180g Vinyl Edition

Guru's 'Jazzmatazz Volume 1', originally released in 1993, is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip hop production and rapping. Guru had a vision and brought together a diverse group of jazz cats both old and new school; Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan (check out his solo on the track "No Time To Play"), Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers and vocalists like Carleen Anderson, N'Dea Davenport (of the Brand New Heavies) and French rapper MC Solaar have cooperated on this classic album. 'Jazzmatazz' proved to be a highly influential album and a huge commercial success.


FORMAT INFORMATION

Coloured LP Info: • 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
GROUNDBREAKING ALBUM COMBINING HIP-HOP AND JAZZ LIMITED PRESSING OF 5.000 NUMBERED COPIES ON BLUE VINYL

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: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
    RE-ISSUE OF HIS DEBUT FOLK ROCK ALBUM

    Art Of Noise

    In Visible Silence

      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: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
      GATEFOLD SLEEVE
      PRINTED INNERSLEEVES
      REMASTERED
      4 PAGE BOOKLET
      EXPANDED EDITION
      1500 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON TRANSPARENT BLUE VINYL

      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 Muhammed

          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.

                  Captain Beefheart

                  Safe As Milk

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

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

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

                    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

                          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

                              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!

                                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.

                                    Mew

                                    Frengers

                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                      · Exclusive pressing of 1500 numbered copies on transparent vinyl
                                      · includes 4 page booklet

                                      Frengers is the third album by Danish band Mew, originally released in 2003. The title is a portmanteau of the words friend and stranger. A frenger is a person who is "not quite a friend but not quite a stranger" according to the album's accompanying information.

                                      Gene Page

                                      Blacula OST

                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                        Blacula is a 1972 American blaxploitation horror film and was directed by William Crain. The movie stars William Marshall in the title role about an 18th-century African prince named Mamuwalde, who is turned into a vampire (and later locked in a coffin) by Count Dracula in the Count's castle in Transylvania The music for Blacula is unlike that of most horror films as it uses rhythm and blues as opposed to haunting classical music. The film's soundtrack features a score by Gene Page, who worked closely with Whitney Houston, Jefferson Starship, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Buffalo Springfield and many more. The soundtrack includes contributions by the Hues Corporation, famous for their hit “Rock The Boat” and 21st Century Ltd. We celebrate 45 years of Blacula-terror by releasing a limited run of 1.500 numbered copies on transparent, bloody, red vinyl.

                                        Residents

                                        Diskomo Goosebump EP (Expanded)

                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                          This year’s traditional MOV/Residents RSD release is the expanded edition of the Diskomo / Goosebump E.P. ! This “new” version has no less than 3 bonus tracks: “Diskomo 1992”, “Diskomo 2000” & “Twinkle 2000” All sounds heard on the “Goosebump” tracks were originated on toy instruments. The Drawing on the back sleeve was done by Jad Fair of Half Japanese. Limited to 1000 numbered copies on Beautiful Transparent Red.

                                          Batmobile

                                          BatmoManiacs

                                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                            After 20 years Psychobilly legends Batmobile recently released their much anticipated new album Brand New Blisters. As a nice follow up, the band decided to try something new and go full on naked for this Record Store Day release. An acoustic version of “BatmoManiacs” was the result; going acoustic is something the trio has never done before. The B-side contains instrumental version of “Rock ‘n Roll & Alcohol” , and a live version of “Rolling Dynamite”. This one is a limited edition of 750 gold numbered copies , ….to the store!

                                            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

                                              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.

                                                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

                                                LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                4 PAGE INSERT

                                                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.

                                                  Fugees

                                                  Blunted On Reality

                                                    Blunted On Reality is the 1994  album by Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, collectively known as The Fugees. The album contains less political lyrics than their second album The Score, but there definitively were political intentions.

                                                    As Wyclef Jean described the meaning of the title in an interview: “When the cop is messing around with somebody for something that the person didn’t do and they try to set ‘em up, that makes me blunted on reality. When the government is taking money on arms…and that money could be going back to the community it makes me blunted on reality. It’s just awareness of what’s going on…that’s what blunted on reality means…”

                                                    The album spawned 3 singles; “Nappy Heads”, “Vocab” and “Boof Baf” and started selling big quantities, eventually reaching gold and platinum status, after the release of their critically acclaimed album The Score in 1996

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    David says: Here Wyclef Jean and co. laid the foundations, based solely in rap, for what would later become their template-exploding magnum opus "The Score".

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL

                                                    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.


                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      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.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      2xLP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL.

                                                      In the admittedly limited world of hip hop cinema, there are two stand out movies; Wildstyle and Beat Street. The former won out with its storyline, script and acting, but in terms of a soundtrack, "Beat Street" just about edges it. Alongside explorations of New York's early hip hop culture, breakdancing, DJing and graffiti, the film features several performances, notably from established early hip hop groups, Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five, Doug E. Fresh, Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force and the Treacherous Three. As a member of the Treacherous Three, Kool Moe Dee also appeared in the film. Beat Street’s impact was felt internationally as well as throughout the United States. In Germany, for example, Beat Street is credited with introducing the hip hop movement to the country - and as Kool Savas will tell you, that's a big deal.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      Ltd LP 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.

                                                                In 1977 Marlena Shaw released 'Sweet Beginnings' which contained on of the soul-jazz singer’s finest moments, “Yu Ma” and “Go Away Little Boy”, a medley containing the old Goffin and Carole King standard, originally recorded by Nancy Wilson. The album also contains the track “Look At Me, Look At You”, popular on the UK rare groove scene.

                                                                'Sweet Beginnings' finds her challenged, taking on many styles and in amazing voice. Again she teamed with producer Bert DeCoteaux. The album is one of those efforts that picked up momentum as it went along. The title track is effortless. In the middle of R&B and disco, it more than shows off her assured and sensual vocals. Perhaps the best part of 'Sweet Beginnings' is how Shaw’s charisma takes over and the lyrics were almost secondary. This is one of Shaw’s most enduring albums.


                                                                Paul Simon

                                                                Graceland - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                  With 'Graceland', Paul Simon hit on the idea of combining his always perceptive songwriting with the little-heard mbaqanga music of South Africa, creating a fascinating hybrid that re-enchanted his old audience and earned him a new one. It is true that the South African angle (including its controversial aspect during the apartheid days) was a powerful marketing tool and that the catchy music succeeded in presenting listeners with that magical combination: something they'd never heard before that nevertheless sounded familiar. As eclectic as any record Simon had made, it also delved into zydeco and conjunto-flavored rock & roll while marking a surprising new lyrical approach (presaged on some songs on 'Hearts And Bones'); for the most part, Simon abandoned a linear, narrative approach to his words, instead drawing highly poetic, abstract, and satiric portraits of modern life, often charged by striking images and turns of phrase torn from the headlines or overheard in contemporary speech. An enormously successful record, 'Graceland' became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured and continues to provide rewards to its listeners and remains a pivotal listening experience for writers, artists and fans. 


                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  LP Info: 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Printed inner sleeve. Remastered audio.

                                                                  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.”


                                                                    808 State

                                                                    Pacific

                                                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                      • 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
                                                                      • 45 Rpm 12”
                                                                      • Exclusive Record Store Day Release
                                                                      • Limited Edition Of 2000 Copies On Blue
                                                                      & Black Mixed Vinyl

                                                                      The “Pacific State” single was released by Electronic Acid House group 808 State in 1989. The song charted for 9 weeks in the United Kingdom peaking at #10 on the UK Singles Chart. There are several versions of the song, of which 3 remixes and the original are featured on this limited edition 45RPM 12”.

                                                                      Gerhard Heinz

                                                                      Schamlos

                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                        • Exclusive Record Store Day Release
                                                                        • Pvc Protective Sleeve
                                                                        • Limited Edition Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl

                                                                        Gerhard Heinz is an Austrian composer, lyricist and pianist, who composed many scores for B- and C-grade comedies and sleazy soft-core action thrillers since the early ‘60s. He was also highly-sought after for porn soundtracks. His music can be typified as infectious Soul Jazz with Mod, Funk and Disco flavors.

                                                                        Heinz composed over 130 scores for a wide variety of films, including the obscure Seventies soft porn flicks Schamlos, Geissel Des Fleisches and Lolita Am Scheideweg, of which a selection of its ridiculously cool music is included in this limited edition RSD 7”. Groovy!


                                                                        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.

                                                                            Lloyd Cole And The Commotions

                                                                            Rattlesnakes - Bonus Tracks Edition

                                                                            'Rattlesnakes' (1984) is the debut album by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, featuring their debut single “Perfect Skin”, “Forest Fire” and “Rattlesnakes”. The album reached number 13 in the UK Album Charts.

                                                                            The album was recorded during the British summer of 1984 in The Garden studio in Shoreditch in east London (built and owned by former Ultravox frontman John Foxx), with Paul Hardiman producing. The album cover is a picture by renowned photographer Robert Farber which was chosen by design company Da Gama from a selection of stock photographs.

                                                                            Cole described the songs on 'Rattlesnakes' as “about the things people do when they are in love. People get in all sorts of weird scenarios and I quite like the idea of that. I write about that more than anything. Sometimes it is comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes funny and tragic at the same time."

                                                                            Hailed as one of the finest debuts of the ‘80s, 'Rattlesnakes' is without a doubt a college rock masterpiece of smart, ironic lyrics and sympathetic, jangly folk-rock-based melodies.


                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Andy says: An absolutely perfect jangly folk-pop, student bohemian (cringe, I know, but it doesn't matter a jot 'cause it's so flippin' good) record that doesn't have one single bad song. It's young and naive whilst actually trying so hard to be cool and sophisticated, but in 1984 I just LOVED THE SONGS and I still do today! Beautiful.

                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                            LP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl with insert. Includes 4 bonus tracks.

                                                                            Raekwon

                                                                            Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

                                                                            Released in 1995 two years after "Enter The Wu-Tang", Chef Raekwon's first album is a truly a product of its time. "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..." is perhaps the quintessential Wu-Tang solo LP. Largely backed by Ghostface Killah, produced by the RZA and featuring an appearance by a youthful Nas on "Verbal Intercourse", it is fed by an obsession with John Woo movies and the gangster lifestyle.

                                                                            The album has received acclaim from music critics over the years, with many lauding it as one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time. With its emphasis on American Mafia insinuations and organized crime, the album is widely regarded as a pioneer of the mafioso rap subgenre. Along with GZA’s "Liquid Swords", "Cuban Linx..." is widely classified as the best solo Wu-Tang material.

                                                                            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.

                                                                            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.

                                                                            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

                                                                            Deodato

                                                                            Knights Of Fantasy

                                                                            On 'Knights Of Fantasy' (1979), Eumir Deodato once again concocted his own ineffable brew of jazz-fusion and funky disco. Four-to-the-floor beats, funky percussion and heavy synths make for an album that seemingly has an endless groove going. As ever, our maestro heads deep into the long-form cosmos on the A-side with two tracks of spiralling, sprawling magic ripe for a full on freak out. Fans of the Brazilian's arrangement of Strauss tone poem "Also Sprach Zarathustra", should rejoice at the top of the B-side, as Eumir delivers a 3-part piece called "Bachmania", which includes an adaptation of Bach's "Jesu, Jay Of Man's Desiring" - in a very funky way of course. Hitting us with the classic "Whistle Bump" and the infectious title track before we arrive at the run-out, this is a definite must-have for any serious disco, funk or fusion collectors. 

                                                                            Fun fact: the list of used synths include a slew of analogue classic machines like a Fender Rhodes Suitcase 88 Piano, Mini-Moog, ARP Pro-Soloist, ARP Omni, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Maxi-Korg, Hohner Clavinet and a Polymoog. Essential jazz-funk from the disco era.

                                                                            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".

                                                                            Ella Fitzgerald

                                                                            Lullabies Of Birdland - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                            Ella Fitzgerald is widely heralded for her clean phrasing, scat-singing and a confident sense of swing. Viewed as one of the world's most popular jazz singers, she performed alongside Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. Her outstanding performances on record and live yielded both critical and popular success during her lifetime.

                                                                            'Lullabies Of Birdland' consists of recordings from 1945 to 1955. It offers a wonderful set of Swing-era standards, impossible to listen to without imagining yourself sipping cognac in a smoky jazz club on Broadway!

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Millie says: I can’t resist some lively jazz, especially the fabulous Ella Fitzgerald. Oh what a voice! I first discovered the music of Ella Fitzgerald in a small bookshop and had to know what was playing – It was ‘Under a Blanket of Blue’ with Louis Armstrong; it’s been a favourite of mine ever since. This incredible and powerful album is a treat to the ears.

                                                                            Around the time Tricky emerged as a solo artist, independent of the Massive Attack collective, he was asked to describe his music. “If you want to dance to it, go ahead. If you want to sit in a darkened room and let it fill your head with strange thoughts, that’s fine too”.

                                                                            ‘Trip Hop’, a term Tricky soon grew to despise, has become so omnipresent over the years, that it’s easy to forget how outside the mainstream it once was. Tricky’s 1995 debut 'Maxinquaye' is one of those albums that brought the music to the forefront, entering the UK charts at #2 on its release despite a shocking lack of airplay, and ending up topping many, many year-end lists.

                                                                            But despite its being a harbinger of one of the most prevalent music styles of the 90s, it exists outside of trends and time and still stands as a powerhouse of musical innovation almost 20 years on. Featuring vocalists Martina Topley-Bird and Alison Goldfrapp.



                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Sara says: A pensive listen, this has stood the test of time while many albums in a similar vein released around the same time seem pretty dated, with his rambunctious re-work of 'Black Steel' Tricky manages to totally eclipse the original by Public Enemy.

                                                                            Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

                                                                            Mirror Man Sessions

                                                                              When Captain Beefheart went into the studio in late 1967 to record the follow-up to their debut album 'Safe As Milk' which had been released earlier that year, it was with the intention of producing a double album. Three of the tracks they recorded were long, psychedelic blues jams. These were intended to fill one of the set's two LPs.

                                                                              This concept, however, was at some point abandoned, and many of the tracks from the sessions were left unfinished and without any vocals. A number of the abandoned tracks were re-recorded in 1968, and released as 'Strictly Personal'.

                                                                              The original session tapes, however, remained the property of Buddha Records, who released them under the title 'Mirror Man' in 1971. In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled 'The Mirror Man Sessions', which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes.

                                                                              Music On Vinyl is proud to pay homage to the late Don Van Vliet by re-releasing these 'Mirror Man Sessions' as a double album on 180g audiophile vinyl.

                                                                              Nina Simone

                                                                              Nuff Said! - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                              'Nuff Said!' Is an album by jazz, blues and gospel singer / pianist / songwriter Nina Simone. It was recorded in front of a capacity crowd at the Westbury Music Fair in April 7, 1968, just a day after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. The track 'Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)' was written by Simone's bass player Gene Taylor especially for the occasion, and the whole program that night was dedicated in his memory. Elsewhere the set includes classics like 'I Loves You Porgy' and 'Ain't Got No; I Got Life', while 'The Backlash Blues' was penned for Simone by the great Langston Hughes. 

                                                                               In 1969, the album was placed on peak 44 in R&B Albums Chart. The album received an Emmy nomination.




                                                                              Lamb

                                                                              Transfatty Acid (Pure Filth 2014 Mix)

                                                                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                Containing two previously unreleased tracks on vinyl, this very special limited Lamb RSD 10" also contains an etched B-side.

                                                                                Limited Record Store Day edition
                                                                                Two unreleased tracks
                                                                                Insert
                                                                                1500 copies on red vinyl
                                                                                Etched B-side

                                                                                Simon & Garfunkel

                                                                                Homeward Bound / Leaves That Are Green

                                                                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                  Originally released in 1966, the "Homeward Bound" / "Leaves That Are Green" single was released in several different picture sleeves. We've chosen the German cover photo for this limited RSD reissue.

                                                                                  Limited Record Store Day edition
                                                                                  1000 numbered copies

                                                                                  Slowdive

                                                                                  Blue Day - Blue Vinyl Edition

                                                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                    Blue Day is a compilation album by English shoegaze band Slowdive. It was originally released in 1992 and compiles the first three Slowdive EPs: Slowdive (missing the track "Avalyn II"), Morningrise (in its entirety), and Holding Our Breath (missing the Syd Barrett cover "Golden Hair" as well as "Catch the Breeze", which appeared on their first full-length Just for a Day [MOVLP354]).

                                                                                    180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                                                                    Limited Record Store Day edition
                                                                                    2000 numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl

                                                                                    Primal Scream

                                                                                    Give Out But Don't Give Up - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                    'Give Out But Don't Give Up' (1994) is the fourth studio album by Primal Scream. It is the follow-up to their breakthrough album 'Screamadelica'. Whereas 'Screamadelica' was primarily a blissed-out psychedelic album, 'Give Out But Don't Give Up' is influenced by southern rock, blues and southern soul, and 'Sticky Fingers' era Rolling Stones.

                                                                                    Produced by southern soul legend Tom Dowd and Black Crowes co-conspiritor George Drakoulias, with Funkadelic's George Clinton coming along for the ride, the set includes classics such as 'Rocks', '(I'm Gonna) Cry Myself Blind' and the Denise Johnson-sung 'Free'




                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Andy says: Hip shakers 'n' heart breakers!

                                                                                    Love

                                                                                    Four Sail - Expanded Vinyl Edition

                                                                                    'Four Sail' is the fourth album by the American rock band Love, released in 1969. By mid-1968, Arthur Lee was the only remaining member of the 'Forever Changes' line-up of Love. Three LPs worth of material were recorded in a makeshift studio in a Los Angeles warehouse, released as 'Four Sail' and the Blue Thumb LP 'Out Here'.

                                                                                    Guitarist Jay Donnellan plays a heavy lead guitar and gets lots of solo space in the arrangements. The rhythm section favors a leaden sound, particularly drummer George Suranovich, who soaks the barbecue with Keith Moon and Mitch Mitchell licks. The tracks are deep in feeling and performed with an emotional fervor that sometimes approaches anguish.

                                                                                    Lee’s lyrics and performances have been compared to Jimi Hendrix, certainly a compliment. This album is such a good example of these strengths that it rises above the garage band sound to communicate a sense of time and place as well as some truly sincere feelings.

                                                                                    “Always See Your Face” was featured in the 2000 film High Fidelity and was included on the official soundtrack. This expanded edition of 'Four Sail' includes three bonus tracks.

                                                                                    Nina Simone

                                                                                    To Love Somebody - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                    No slouch as a songwriter herself, Nina Simone ably picked a variety of compositional classics from the new Rock era for her 1969 LP To Love Somebody. Opening with a beautiful, introspective version of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne”, Simone shows an obvious affinity for social statements with the Byrds’ “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)” and a trio of Dylan standards: “I Shall Be Released”, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, plus a dramatic, meditative “The Times They Are A-Changin’”.

                                                                                    The album title is taken from the Bee Gees song “To Love Somebody”. Her cover of the song became her second British hit single after “Ain’t Got No-I Got Life”. Also “I Can’t See Nobody” is a song by the Bee Gees. “Revolution” (parts 1 & 2) was Simone’s third subsequent single released in the UK, after “Ain’t Got No-I Got Life” and “To Love Somebody” both became hits. The song was released around the time of the same titled song by The Beatles and, although it has a similar hook (“Don’t you know it’s gonna be - all right”) and structure, most of the lyrics differ.

                                                                                    Bush

                                                                                    Sixteen Stone - Copper Coloured Vinyl Edition

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

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

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

                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                                                      Third Eye Blind

                                                                                      Third Eye Blind - Yellow Vinyl Edition

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

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

                                                                                        Mr. Bungle

                                                                                        Mr. Bungle - Purple Vinyl Edition

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

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

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


                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                                                          Herbie Hancock

                                                                                          Secrets - 180g Vinyl Edition

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

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

                                                                                          Fernando Velázquez

                                                                                          Hercules OST - Blue Vinyl Edition

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

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

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

                                                                                            Elvis Presley

                                                                                            Bossa Nova Baby - Green Vinyl Edition

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

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

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

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

                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                                                              Korn

                                                                                              Korn - 180g Red Vinyl Edition

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

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

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


                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                                                                Alanis Morissette

                                                                                                Under Rug Swept - Blue Vinyl Edition

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

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

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

                                                                                                  Alexandre Desplat

                                                                                                  Godzilla OST - Blood Red Vinyl Edition

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

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


                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                                                                    The Mars Volta

                                                                                                    De-Loused In The Comatorium - Gold Vinyl Edition

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                      Beverley Martyn

                                                                                                      The Phoenix And The Turtle - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                        Beverley Martyn recorded her first single “Babe I’m Leaving You” in 1965, and was chosen to launch Deram Records one year later with the Randy Newman penned single “Happy New Year”. She contributed to the Simon & Garfunkel album Bookends and appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival on 16 June 1967. In 1969 she met John Martyn, whom she later married, and as a duo they issued two albums, Stormbringer! and The Road To Ruin. At various times, Martyn has worked with Levon Helm, Jimmy Page, Richard Thompson, Davy Graham and Sandy Denny. In December 2013, Beverley appeared at the Royal Festival Hall as part of a celebration of Bert Jansch, alongside friends and contemporaries such as Donovan and Robert Plant.

                                                                                                        April 2014 sees the release of her new album entitled 'The Phoenix And The Turtle'. Described by Beverley as a very personal album, it features songs written throughout her entire career, from her very first song, “Sweet Joy”, to the previously unrecorded Nick Drake & Beverley Martyn song “Reckless Jane”. The Phoenix and the Turtle is Beverley’s first album in fourteen years and features contributions from ex-Counting Crows bass player Matt Malley, and ex-Los Lobos drummer Victor Bisetti.

                                                                                                        Aerosmith

                                                                                                        Rocks

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

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


                                                                                                          Temple Of The Dog

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

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

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


                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                                                                            Bill Withers

                                                                                                            +'Justments - 180g Edition

                                                                                                            Back in March 2004 music magazine Mojo included Withers' fourth album on a list of "67 Lost Albums You Must Own." Maybe it doesn't quite deserve such billing, but there are still plenty of melancholy reflections to be had here from a genuine soulman who came across more as a West coast singer / songwriter.

                                                                                                            Replacing the hired hands of his debut with former employees of Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band proved equally important in shaping Withers' identity. Not only had they been instrumental in creating a landmark with his second album Still Bill, follow-up Live at Carnegie Hall showed how easily they could replicate their unrestrained approach on-stage, performing quite a few tunes which hadn't yet appeared on a studio album. This experience further tightening a natural combination, the band was set for Withers' third studio album.

                                                                                                            The spine-tingling string sections for "You" and "Ruby Lee" invoke the memory of Still Bill's intriguing "Who Is He and What Is He to You." The former would be released as a single and crack the Top 15 R&B chart, as would "Heartbreak Road" and "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh."

                                                                                                            The demise of Sussex led to both the labels' catalogue and Withers himself being transferred to Columbia. Though some of its feel would always shine through his releases for his new employer, 'Justments stands out for being the last album where the artist's unique character takes the foreground rather than being mostly left to drown in a glossy production.

                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                            LP Info: 180g vinyl pressing with insert.

                                                                                                            Faith No More

                                                                                                            Album Of The Year - 180g Gold Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                              The last album of Faith No More was a worthy goodbye to millions of fans worldwide. Having a new guitarist in their ranks, the band recorded 12 fresh songs in the comfort of bassist Billy Gould’s home studio. These sessions produced two hits: “Ashes To Ashes” and “Last Cup Of Sorrow”. Straightforward and concise, the album sequence takes no prisoners and delivers an outstanding Faith No More experience. At its release in 1997 Album Of The Year was pressed on LP in small quantities, making original vinyl copies very hard to find.

                                                                                                              With the reissue of Music On Vinyl, thousands of fans can again enjoy this album the way it should be heard - on wax! To stir up some attention we’ve thrown in a special first run of 2000 copies on GOLD vinyl – must be seen to be believed. Don’t sleep on this one.

                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              LP Info: Limited 180g vinyl pressing. First 2000 on gold COLOURED vinyl.

                                                                                                              Robert Johnson

                                                                                                              King Of The Delta Blues

                                                                                                              If one would ever have to start assembling a serious Blues collection, Robert Johnson’s King Of The Delta Blues Singers vol. 1 would be the best purchase. The mythical figure that inspired the worldwide Blues revival in the Sixties will forever be credited with inspiring guitar greats like Clapton and Hendrix to pick up a guitar.

                                                                                                              Johnson lived a short but impactful musical tenure in the Thirties. After apparently ‘selling his soul at the crossroads’, Johnson quickly became the best Country Blues singer in his time, however a tormented one. The devil eventually took his soul at a too young age of 27. The remastered audio of this original 1961 collection of material is simply stunning – Robert Johnson never sounded so alive.


                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              LP Info: 180g remastered vinyl pressing with insert.

                                                                                                              Marco Beltrami

                                                                                                              Carrie OST - Blood Red Vinyl Edition

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

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

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

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



                                                                                                              Alanis Morissette

                                                                                                              MTV Unplugged - Gold / Red Vinyl Edition

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

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

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




                                                                                                                Sly & The Family Stone

                                                                                                                Sexy Situation / Your Mother Is A Hippie

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



                                                                                                                  Faith No More

                                                                                                                  The Real Thing - Green Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                    The Real Thing (1989) turned out to be Faith No More’s most aptly named record as it presents the band’s most revered line-up. Mike Patton on vocals proved a massive improvement on their previous singer. Added at the last moment to complement a set of strong, funky songs, he joined Roddy Bottum on keys, Jim Martin on guitars, bassist Bill Gould and Mike Bordin on drums. The hit single “Epic” proved to be just that, and is one of the most recognizable Faith No More songs in their repertoire.

                                                                                                                    • 180g audiophile vinyl
                                                                                                                    • Insert
                                                                                                                    • First 2500 numbered copies pressed on green / yellow marbled vinyl




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