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Midori Takada

You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana - Half Speed Remastered

Recorded at The Premises Studio (London) and in Tokyo in 2019, "You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana" is a majestic work combining a suite of six Buddhist liturgical chants and a musical creation by Midori Takada. The Buddhist chants come from three types of repertoires: shomyo ("Teisan", "Unga-Bai", "Sange", "Taiyo"), but also goeika ("Kannon-Daiji") and mantra ("Hannya-Singyo").

After supervising the recording of the Buddhist chants, Midori Takada added her own compositions, with subtle layers of percussion and the melodies of her beloved marimba, giving full life to the sacred texts.

Reverend Syuukoh Ikawa explains: ‘Shomyo is a form of declamation of sacred esoteric texts, inherited over many generations. The power of words goes far beyond their mere pronunciation. I think there is something that words alone cannot really convey. If I recite prayers in a musical way, the feeling transmitted will be even stronger than if I say it normally, in everyday language. I think that the musicality of a work carries a hidden power that cannot be expressed in words alone. The setting of the music has an additional power for you and for those around you who listen to it. The words of a song are not just words set to music. They carry an additional hidden power that cannot be expressed in any other way. Listening to Midori Takada's musical performance, the words truly seem to come alive.’

Original recordings of the Buddhist chants are held in the International Archives of Folk Music (IAFM) at the MEG Museum in Geneva.

The album sleeve features an artwork by famed Japanese sculptor Katsura Funakoshi selected by Midori Takada.

The album comes with in-depth liner notes that include an interview with Midori Takada, a point of view by Zimbabwean scholar, musician and activist Forward Mazuruse, and background information on the project by Isabel Garcia Gomez and Madeleine Leclair from MEG Museum.

The sleeve features an artwork by celebrated Zimbabwean painter Portia Zvavahera.



TRACK LISTING

Side 1
1. Teisan (0:58)
2. Gyatei Gyatei (Drumming) (6:21)
3. Unga-bai (4:49)
4. Sange (4:50)
Side 2
1. Taiyo (11:10)
2. Hannya-Singyo (3:46)
3. Kannon-Daiji (5:50)

Nirvana

Nevermind - 30th Anniversary Edition

All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release this reissue is spread over four formats:

5CD + BLU-RAY SUPER DELUXE
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind Super Deluxe contains 5 CDs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts from the Nevermind tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Del Mar, California; Melbourne, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, a Blu-ray of the complete and newly remastered in HD Live in Amsterdam concert video is included along with a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos.

2CD DELUXE
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind 2CD Deluxe Edition contains the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes and selections from 4 concerts on the Nevermind tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Del Mar, California; Melbourne, Australia and Tokyo, Japan.

1LP + 7 inch
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release, Nevermind has been newly remastered from the original analog tapes. The 1LP version has been expanded to a premium tip-on gatefold jacket for the first time and includes a brand new 7-inch vinyl.

8LP SUPER DELUXE
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind 8LP Super Deluxe contains 8 180-gram LPs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes and 4 concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Del Mar, California; Melbourne, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for “Endless, Nameless” with B-sides “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm,” and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos.

TRACK LISTING

Super Deluxe Edition 5CD (* Denotes Previously Unreleased)
CD 1 - Nevermind (Original Album Remastered)
Smells Like Teen Spirit
In Bloom
Come As You Are
Breed
Lithium
Polly
Territorial Pissings
Drain You
Lounge Act
Stay Away
On A Plain
Something In The Way
CD 2 - Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991)
Drain You*
Aneurysm*
School
Floyd The Barber*
Smells Like Teen Spirit*
About A Girl*
Polly*
Lithium
Sliver*
Breed*
Come As You Are*
Been A Son
Negative Creep*
On A Plain*
Blew
Love Buzz*
Territorial Pissings*
CD 3 - Live In Del Mar, California (Pat O'Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds, December 28, 1991)
Drain You
Aneurysm
School*
Floyd The Barber*
Smells Like Teen Spirit
About A Girl*
Polly
Sliver
Breed*
Come As You Are*
Lithium*
Territorial Pissings*
CD 4 - Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J (The Palace, St. Kilda, February 1, 1992)*
Aneurysm
Drain You
School
Sliver
About A Girl
Come As You Are
Lithium
Breed
Polly
Lounge Act
In Bloom
Love Buzz
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Feedback Jam
Negative Creep
On A Plain
Blew
CD 5 - Live In Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992)*
Negative Creep
Been A Son
On A Plain
Blew
Come As You Are
Lithium
Breed
Sliver
Drain You
About A Girl
School
Aneurysm
Love Buzz
Polly
Territorial Pissings
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Blu-ray - Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991)*
Drain You
Aneurysm
School
Floyd The Barber
Smells Like Teen Spirit
About A Girl
Polly
Lithium
Sliver
Breed
Come As You Are
Been A Son
Negative Creep
On A Plain
Blew
Love Buzz
Territorial Pissings

Super Deluxe 8LP (* Denotes Previously Unreleased)

LP 1 - Nevermind (Original Album Remastered)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side A)
In Bloom (Side A)
Come As You Are (Side A)
Breed (Side A)
Lithium (Side A)
Polly (Side A)
Territorial Pissings (Side B)
Drain You (Side B)
Lounge Act (Side B)
Stay Away (Side B)
On A Plain (Side B)
Something In The Way (Side B)
LP 2 - Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991)
Drain You* (Side A)
Aneurysm* (Side A)
School (Side A)
Floyd The Barber* (Side A)
Smells Like Teen Spirit* (Side B)
About A Girl* (Side B)
Polly* (Side B)
Lithium (Side B)
LP 3 - Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991) (continued)
Sliver* (Side A)
Breed (Side A)
Come As You Are* (Side A)
Been A Son (Side A)
Negative Creep* (Side A)
On A Plain* (Side B)
Blew (Side B)
Love Buzz* (Side B)
Territorial Pissings* (Side B)
LP 4 - Live In Del Mar, California (Pat O'Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds, December 28, 1991)
Drain You (Side A)
Aneurysm (Side A)
School* (Side A)
Floyd The Barber* (Side A)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side A)
About A Girl* (Side A)
Polly (Side B)
Sliver (Side B)
Breed* (Side B)
Come As You Are* (Side B)
Lithium* (Side B)
Territorial Pissings* (Side B)
LP 5 - Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J (The Palace, St. Kilda, February 1, 1992)*
Aneurysm (Side A)
Drain You (Side A)
School (Side A)
Sliver (Side A)
About A Girl (Side B)
Come As You Are (Side B)
Lithium (Side B)
Breed (Side B)
Polly (Side B)
LP 6 - Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J (The Palace, St. Kilda, February 1, 1992)* (continued)
Lounge Act (Side A)
In Bloom (Side A)
Love Buzz (Side A)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side A)
Feedback Jam (Side B)
Negative Creep (Side B)
On A Plain (Side B)
Blew (Side B)
LP 7 - Live In Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992)*
Negative Creep (Side A)
Been A Son (Side A)
On A Plain (Side A)
Blew (Side A)
Come As You Are (Side A)
Lithium (Side B)
Breed (Side B)
Sliver (Side B)
Drain You (Side B)
LP 8 - Live In Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992)* (continued)
About A Girl (Side A)
School (Side A)
Aneurysm (Side A)
Love Buzz (Side A)
Polly (Side B)
Territorial Pissings (Side B)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side B)
7"
Endless, Nameless (Side A)
Even In His Youth (Side B)
Aneurysm (Side B)

Deluxe Edition 2CD (* Denotes Previously Unreleased)
CD 1 - Nevermind (Original Album Remastered)
Smells Like Teen Spirit
In Bloom
Come As You Are
Breed
Lithium
Polly
Territorial Pissings
Drain You
Lounge Act
Stay Away
On A Plain
Something In The Way
CD 2 - Live On Nevermind Tour
Negative Creep (Live In Tokyo, Japan 1992)*
Been A Son (Live In Tokyo, Japan 1992) *
On A Plain (Live In Tokyo, Japan 1992) *
Blew (Live In Tokyo, Japan 1992) *
Aneurysm (Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J 1992) *
Drain You (Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J 1992) *
School (Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J 1992) *
Lounge Act (Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J 1992) *
Sliver (Live In Del Mar, California 1991)
Breed (Live In Del Mar, California 1991) *
Come As You Are (Live In Del Mar, California 1991) *
Lithium (Live In Del Mar, California 1991) *
Floyd The Barber (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam 1991) *
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam 1991) *
About A Girl (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam 1991) *
Territorial Pissings (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam 1991) *

1LP + 7"
LP 1
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side A)
In Bloom (Side A)
Come As You Are (Side A)
Breed (Side A)
Lithium (Side A)
Polly (Side A)
Territorial Pissings (Side B)
Drain You (Side B)
Lounge Act (Side B)
Stay Away (Side B)
On A Plain (Side B)
Something In The Way (Side B)
7"
Endless, Nameless (Side A)
Even In His Youth (Side B)
Aneurysm (Side B)

Sam Smith

Nirvana (RSD22 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    Available exclusively for Record Store Day 2022 on smokey green vinyl, is Sam Smith's Nirvana EP. Originally released in 2013, the EP features some of Sam's earliest releases, including an acoustic version of their hit single "Latch". 

    TRACK LISTING

    Side A
    1. Safe With Me
    2. Nirvana
    Side B
    1. I've Told You Now (Live)
    2. Latch (Acoustic)

    Wives

    Waving Past Nirvana

      Wide-eyed and hyper-aware, Wives' sound pulses with urgency. The quartet are the latest fit in a long lineage of New York's gritty, melodic-tinged punk-hook-driven, grungy dark-wave that's tethered to daily anxiety without resorting to cynicism. Both the noisy dissonance of Sonic Youth and the clever, cerebral sneering of The Fall simmer as touchstones within the band's music.

      'Waving Past Nirvana' trudges forward, a sort of thesis for Wives' sound. It delves unabashedly into feeling removed, its narrator rejecting spiritual enlightenment, literally 'waving past nirvana'. The swaggering cut pulls from the swaying beat of '80s rap, while the chorus jumps forward a decade into a grunge-tinged, anthemic roar.

      The band's vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter, Jay Beach offers: "'Waving Past Nirvana' is a literal interpretation of the bodhisattva—one who has achieved the release, the awakened eye, and yet wants to trade it back for the painful life of desire because she/he/they predominantly feels compassion. This "entering back into the world" to fight a fool's battle is the essence of 'Waving Past Nirvana', and the video depicts one young woman's journey along these lines."

      Said video comes directed by Milah Libin (Beach Fossils, Princess Nokia), who adds, "When I listened to 'Waving Past Nirvana' it evoked the beauty and the mundane in a never-ending routine. The closeness to finding some sort of fulfillment, or "nirvana," that keeps bringing one back. It happens to all types of people, but particularly in New York where the beat is so fast and so many come here searching. It's not quite sad; there's something admirable in that search – a sort of dedication.”


      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Waving Past Nirvana
      B1. Kinda Like You

      Nirvana

      Bleach

        Originally recorded over three sessions with producer Jack Endino at Seattle’s Reciprocal Recording Studios in December 1988 and January 1989, ‘Bleach’ was released in June 1989 and remains unequivocally / unsurprisingly Sub Pop’s very favourite Nirvana full length. The album initially sold 40,000 copies but was brought into the international spotlight following the release and worldwide success of their 1991 sophomore effort, ‘Nevermind’. Subsequently ‘Bleach’ went on to sell 1.7 million copies in the US alone.

        Nirvana

        Nirvana

          "You Know You're Right" was the last song Nirvana recorded and whilst it's far from their best (see: other 13 tracks) it shows just how great they really were. How so? Because it's simply got IT, the 'X' factor, the magic, secret ingredient. All those ensuing years of imitators, all slain in three minutes of glory.You simply believe him, and believe in him.  Yep: 4 Real! Tight but loose, raw and powerful, you know the script. You need to own that song and this is the only place to get it. If you are young or they passed you by before - here's 14 catchy, noisy, perfect songs by one of the greatest bands ever.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. You Know You're Right
          2. About A Girl
          3. Been A Son
          4. Sliver
          5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
          6. Come As You Are
          7. Lithium
          8. In Bloom
          9. Heart - Shaped Box
          10. Pennyroyal Tea
          11. Rape Me
          12. Dumb
          13. All Apologies
          14. The Man Who Sold The World

          Nirvana

          In Utero - Back To Black Edition

            To say that Nirvana's third and ultimately final studio album In Utero was 1993's most polarizing record would be the understatement of a decade. The unadorned sonic rawness of Steve Albini's recording laid bare every primal nuance of the most confrontational yet vulnerable material Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would ever record. And with its 1991 predecessor Nevermind having sold some 30 million copies, singlehandedly returning honest rock ’n’ roll to the top of the pop charts, In Utero was essentially the first record Nirvana would make with any expectations from the public. 

            So from the opening quasi-shamble melodics of "Serve The Servants" through the bittersweet closing strains of "All Apologies," In Utero was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted rock ‘n’ roll band of the era at the peak of its powers coming to terms with a generational spokes-band mantle they'd never seen coming—and ultimately surmounting these struggles to make the record they needed to make. 

            As Rolling Stone's David Fricke said in his review at the time, "In Utero is a lot of things—brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it's a triumph of the will." 

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Serve The Servants
            2. Scentless Apprentice
            3. Heart-Shaped Box
            4. Rape Me
            5. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
            6. Dumb
            7. Very Ape
            8. Milk It
            9. Pennyroyal Tea
            10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
            11. Tourette's
            12. All Apologies

            Nirvana

            The Story Of Simon Simopath

              The classic 60s group Nirvana get the remastered treatment with bonus material and enhanced packaging.

              Nirvana

              To Markos III

                First time on CD, this classic 60s group's rare third album is remastered with enhanced packaging.


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