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Lemonheads

The Collection: Being Around

    American alternative rockers The Lemonheads formed in 1986 and reached their peak of success in the early nineties with their hit albums ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ and ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ both of which were certified Gold in the US and the UK. This budget compilation contains their biggest chart hits ‘Mrs. Robinson’ ‘Into Your Arms’ and ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ as well as a host of other brilliant tracks.

    Various Artists

    Factory Communications: 1978-92

      Originally released as a limited edition four CD collection in 2009, Factory Communications: 1978-92 is a tribute to the label as well as a dedication to the founder, the late Tony Wilson.

      Making its debut on vinyl, the project celebrates arguably the most important label in UK pop history, collating rare and obscure tracks from a diverse range of acts. It features 63 tracks including cuts from New Order, Joy Division, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Electronic, A Certain Ratio, Section 25 and many others and includes sleeve notes written by Paul Morley.

      Factory records was founded in 1978 when former Granada TV presenter Tony Wilson teamed up with Alan Erasmus, soon to be joined by maverick producer Martin Hannett. The Factory name was first used for a club featuring local bands including The Durutti Column, Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division. The founding members of the label decided to release an EP of music by the acts who had performed there; “A Factory Sample” - and Factory Records was born.

      Factory was however much more than just it’s headline acts. “Factory Communications: 1978-92” celebrates the label from the first release through an extremely diverse roster of acts from the cutting edge post punk of A Certain Ratio, Cabaret Voltaire, The Railway Children, OMD, James and Joy Division to obscurities such as Section 25, Biting Tongues, Crispy Ambulance, Miaow and Swamp Children via early dance culture - ESG and 52nd Street, to the full flowering of the ‘Madchester scene’, ending fittingly with the last Factory release, “Sunshine and Love” by Happy Mondays. Sleeve notes written by Paul Morley.


      FORMAT INFORMATION

      LP Box Set Info: 8 LP box set.

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      Fleetwood Mac

      Fleetwood Mac (75) - Coloured Vinyl Edition

        A new incarnation of Fleetwood Mac debuted in the summer of 1975 that included Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, along with new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

        The new lineup released five back-to-back multi-platinum albums between 1975 and 1987, an astonishing feat that drove them to become one of the best-selling bands in the world.

        Those classic albums will be reissued individually on limited edition coloured vinyl on November 29. The albums include Fleetwood Mac (1975) on white vinyl; Rumours (1977) on clear vinyl; Tusk (1979) on a silver vinyl 2-LP set; Mirage (1982) on violet vinyl; and Tango In The Night (1987) on green vinyl.



        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Coloured LP Info: 140gram White Vinyl.

        Fleetwood Mac

        Rumours - Coloured Vinyl Edition

          A new incarnation of Fleetwood Mac debuted in the summer of 1975 that included Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, along with new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

          The new lineup released five back-to-back multi-platinum albums between 1975 and 1987, an astonishing feat that drove them to become one of the best-selling bands in the world.

          Those classic albums will be reissued individually on limited edition coloured vinyl on November 29. The albums include Fleetwood Mac (1975) on white vinyl; Rumours (1977) on clear vinyl; Tusk (1979) on a silver vinyl 2-LP set; Mirage (1982) on violet vinyl; and Tango In The Night (1987) on green vinyl. 


          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Coloured LP Info: 140g Clear Vinyl.

          Fleetwood Mac

          Tusk - Coloured Vinyl Edition

            A new incarnation of Fleetwood Mac debuted in the summer of 1975 that included Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, along with new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

            The new lineup released five back-to-back multi-platinum albums between 1975 and 1987, an astonishing feat that drove them to become one of the best-selling bands in the world.

            Those classic albums will be reissued individually on limited edition coloured vinyl on November 29. The albums include Fleetwood Mac (1975) on white vinyl; Rumours (1977) on clear vinyl; Tusk (1979) on a silver vinyl 2-LP set; Mirage (1982) on violet vinyl; and Tango In The Night (1987) on green vinyl. 


            FORMAT INFORMATION

            2xColoured LP Info: Double 140g Silver Vinyl.

            Fleetwood Mac

            Mirage - Coloured Vinyl Edition

              A new incarnation of Fleetwood Mac debuted in the summer of 1975 that included Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, along with new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

              The new lineup released five back-to-back multi-platinum albums between 1975 and 1987, an astonishing feat that drove them to become one of the best-selling bands in the world.

              Those classic albums will be reissued individually on limited edition coloured vinyl on November 29. The albums include Fleetwood Mac (1975) on white vinyl; Rumours (1977) on clear vinyl; Tusk (1979) on a silver vinyl 2-LP set; Mirage (1982) on violet vinyl; and Tango In The Night (1987) on green vinyl. 


              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Coloured LP Info: 140g Violet Vinyl.

              Fleetwood Mac

              Tango In The Night - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                A new incarnation of Fleetwood Mac debuted in the summer of 1975 that included Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, along with new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

                The new lineup released five back-to-back multi-platinum albums between 1975 and 1987, an astonishing feat that drove them to become one of the best-selling bands in the world.

                Those classic albums will be reissued individually on limited edition coloured vinyl on November 29. The albums include Fleetwood Mac (1975) on white vinyl; Rumours (1977) on clear vinyl; Tusk (1979) on a silver vinyl 2-LP set; Mirage (1982) on violet vinyl; and Tango In The Night (1987) on green vinyl.



                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: 140g Green Vinyl.

                Like A Virgin, originally released in 1984, was Madonna’s second studio album and with this, she quashed any theories about the ‘difficult second album’. It was her first number one album on the Billboard 200 and was later certified diamond, as well as setting the record as the first female album in history to sell over five million copies in the US. Like A Virgin remains one of the best-selling albums of all time with over 20 million worldwide sales. Q Magazine stated that Like A Virgin was the album that ‘propelled Madonna into the stratosphere – and rightly so’ and received a grading of A from Entertainment weekly. 


                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: 180g crystal clear vinyl.

                Originally released in 1983, Madonna is the self-titled album by the Queen of Pop herself. With almost every track on the album composed by Madonna, candidly covering the topics of love and relationships, it sold over 10 million copies worldwide, clearly demonstrating Madonna’s ability as a songwriter and global success. The album includes globally renowned hits such as ‘Holiday’, ‘Lucky Star’ and Borderline. The album received five stars from AllMusic and was described as ‘cleverly incorporating great pop songs with stylish, state-of-the-art beats’ and it was a ‘showcase for a dynamic lead singer’, whilst Entertainment Weekly graded the album with an A. The album is pressed on Crystal Clear vinyl so is not one to miss, both for Madonna fans and pop music genre fans alike.


                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: 180g crystal clear vinyl.

                Originally released in 1986, the eclectic and influential True Blue is the third studio album by Madonna. Incorporating a wider array of musical styles and inspiration whilst directly addressing current social issues, this album shifted the public perspective of Madonna from pop-star to cultural icon. The album received widespread critical acclaim, with Slant Magazine declaring the album as ‘the supreme archetype for late 80’s and early 90’s music, as well as AllMusic describing it as ‘one of the great dance-pop albums’ showcasing Madonna’s ‘true skills as a songwriter, provocateur and entertainer’. The album includes the iconic tracks ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, ‘La Isla Bonita’ and ‘Live To Tell’, amongst others, making it a staple in any pop music fans collection. The album is pressed on Crystal Clear vinyl so is not one to miss, both for Madonna fans and pop music genre fans alike.


                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: 180g crystal clear vinyl.

                Who’s That Girl is the iconic soundtrack, from Madonna, to the original motion picture of the same name. Originally released in 1987, it was the first soundtrack album by Madonna and accomplished great commercial success selling six million copies worldwide. The title track reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in its first week and the album reached the number 7 spot shortly after, remaining there for 28 weeks. Noah Robischon from Entertainment Weekly stated that ‘Madonna had pushed synergy over the borderline’ with this release, while Madonna’s biographer, Taraborelli, stated that the soundtrack was ‘once again the reminder of Madonna’s power and status as one of the most important singers of the 80s’. The album is pressed on Crystal Clear vinyl so is not one to miss, both for Madonna fans and pop music genre fans alike.


                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: 180g crystal clear vinyl.

                The Replacements

                Dead Man's Pop

                  Minneapolis rock and roll renegades The Replacements, are proud to announce the release of their first boxset. The quartet radically reimagined Don’t Tell A Soul to create a 4CD/1LP set that features the album mixed as it was originally intended (Don’t Tell A Soul Redux), along with a collection of previously unheard tracks (We Know The Night: Rare & Unreleased), and a classic concert from 1989 (The Complete Inconcerated Live).

                  The box features a newly completed mix of the album by Don’t Tell A Soul producer Matt Wallace (based on his 1988 Paisley Park mix); a disc of unreleased recordings (including a session with Tom Waits); plus the band’s entire June 2, 1989 show at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In total, the box includes 60 tracks–58 of which have never been heard before. 

                  The Replacements

                  All Shook Down - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                    The seventh and final studio album by the alternative rock band. There are contributions from the likes of John Cale (Velvet Underground) as well as Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde). This album received 4.5 stars out of 5 from AllMusic and received a Grammy nomination. It also placed number 3 on Rolling Stone’s Albums of The Year (1990). 

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    Coloured LP Info: 140 gram Magenta Pink Vinyl.

                    The Replacements

                    Tim - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                      The fourth studio album from the alternative rock band. Placing 136th of Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, in 2003, this album is revered amongst rock fans. It also received 5 stars out of 5 from AllMusic.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Coloured LP Info: 140 gram Translucent Vinyl.

                      Miles Davis shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording the album Rubberband in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios with producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a radical departure, with the inclusion of funk and soul grooves; with plans to feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu, leaving the Rubberband songs unheard and untouched for over 30 years.

                      Davis’ fans finally got a taste of the iconic trumpeter’s long-lost album last year with the release of a four-song Rubberband EP for Record Store Day. Now the entire 11-song Rubberband album makes its debut for all the heads. It was finished by the original producers Hall and Giles; with Davis’ nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original sessions for the album in 1985-86. The cover art for the album is a Davis original painting from the time.

                      “Uncle Miles would be proud. Randy, Zane and I, and everyone involved, put our heart and soul into ‘The Rubberband Of Life,’” says Wilburn, Jr.

                      In 2017 – 32 years after Davis started recording Rubberband– Hall, Giles, and – and Davis’ nephew, Wilburn, Jr., began work to finish the album. The final version includes several guest artists including singers Ledisi (a 12-time Grammy nominee) and Lalah Hathaway (daughter of soul legend Donny Hathaway).

                      Davis – who plays both trumpet and keyboards on the album – was joined in the studio by keyboardists Adam Holzman, Neil Larsen and Wayne Linsey; percussionist Steve Reid; saxophonist Glen Burris; and Wilburn, Jr. on drums. The sessions were engineered by Grammy®-winner Reggie Dozier, whose brother Lamont Dozier was part of the legendary Motown song writing team Holland-Dozier-Holland.


                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Patrick says: Miles' controversial and uber funky fusion LP "Rubberband" finally sees the light of day after 30-odd years, finished by original producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles as well as Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., who played drums on the original sessions. Davis' trumpet and wild keyboard are out of this world as per, but it's the Prince styled e-funk grooves which are gonna make you cut up the living room.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      2xLtd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

                      Buffalo Springfield

                      Buffalo Springfield - Stereo Edition

                        Buffalo Springfield are pleased to announce the re-issue of their debut self-titled album. The 1LP heavy-weight title will be released on the 16th of July and features hits from the supergroup, such as the iconic protest song ‘For What It's Worth’ and also ‘Sit Down I Think I Love You’ and ‘Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing’. This is the first stereo breakout from the Buffalo Springfield boxset.

                        Crosby, Stills & Nash

                        Crosby, Stills & Nash

                          The Summer of ’69 campaign are proud to announce the release of Crosby ,Stills and Nash’s debut album on a Burgundy vinyl for this year’s campaign. The album established the supergroup as the most exciting new act of the year, with the group winning best new artist at the 1970 Grammy Awards for their efforts.
                          The self-titled album first album features the classic ‘couch cover’ and also Includes the hit singles ‘Marrakesh Express’ and ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes’


                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Coloured LP Info: Burgundy Vinyl - Special Stoughton Gatefold / LP Insert on textured paper

                          Van Morrison

                          Moondance

                            Van Morrison and the Summer of ’69 campaign are proud to release Van Morrison’s universally critically acclaimed third album ‘Moondance’ on a orange vinyl disc. The album spans Blues, rock, jazz and folk and has gone on to be a quintessential album in redefining and adding to these genres.

                            Receiving rave 5 star reviews from Rolling Stone and the Independent, the album has come to be regarded as a culturally significant release, also helping Morrison establish himself as a major artist in popular music, while several of its songs became staples on FM radio in the early 1970s. The title includes classic tracks such title ‘Moondance’, ‘Into the Mystic’, and ‘Crazy Love’.


                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Coloured LP Info: 140 gram Orange Vinyl.

                            Prince will forever be remembered as a commanding live performer, chart-topping recording artist, and music business revolutionary. Yet for all the time he spent in the spotlight over his four-decade-long career, Prince also worked tirelessly behind the scenes to nurture talent and pen songs for the rising artists he respected.

                            Sourced directly from Prince’s vast archive of Vault recordings, "Originals" is a brand new 15-track album featuring 14 previously unreleased recordings that illuminates the vital, behind-the-scenes role Prince played in other artists’ careers. These are more than just demos, the production quality has been kept high and the recordings resemble a pristine quality similar to that of "Nothing Compares 2 U", which was released last year.

                            By the mid-1980s, Prince was dominating the charts even as a writer/producer with songs he’d composed and recorded for others. In addition to releasing nine of his most commercially successful full-length albums, he also wrote and recorded endless reels of material for proteges The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E., Apollonia 6, Jill Jones, the Family, and Mazarati. Several of the iconic songs found on "Originals" were considerable hits for the artists who recorded them. 


                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            2xLP Info: Standard 2xLP.

                            Buffalo Springfield

                            Buffalo Springfield Again - Stereo Edition

                              Buffalo Springfield are proud to announce the re-release of their second album on 1 black heavy-weight vinyl disk, and features the biographical single ‘Mr Soul’ which addresses Neil Young’s own disillusionment with fame and stardom.

                              The album was universally critically acclaimed, receiving a 5 star review from AllMusic and also featuring within the top 200 of Rolling Stone’s best 500 Albums list. This is another stereo breakout from the Buffalo Springfield boxset.


                              Buffalo Springfield

                              Last Time Round Last Time Around - Stereo Edition

                                Buffalo Springfield are proud to announce the re-release of the third and final album from the band which was originally released in 1968. The title come on one heavyweight black vinyl disk and includes ‘On the Way Home’ and ‘The Hour of Not Quite Rain’.

                                Chic

                                C'est Chic - Signature Edition Remaster

                                Disco lovers rejoice! Chic's first three albums are back on wax in wonderful remastered form. These versions of Chic, C’est Chic and Risqué feature the Nile Rodgers’ Signature Edition Remasters, which debuted last year as part of The Chic Organization 1977-1979 boxed set.

                                Each album was remastered from the original Atlantic stereo tapes by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Rodgers served as executive producer and supervised the remastering with the approval of Bernard Edwards’ estate. To ensure exceptional sound quality, the albums were mastered at half-speed and pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

                                Hot on the heels of their 1977 debut, "C'est Chic" continued Nile and Bernard's assault on the disco, and DJs and dancers can delight at "Chic Cheer" (Big up Fatman Scoop), "Le Freak" and "Savoir Faire".

                                Released in September 2008, "Everything Is Borrowed" became the bands fourth consecutive Top 10 album. The Title was described by Mike Skinner as 'all about peaceful, positive vibes' and in the six years from when "Original Pirate Material" was released, The Streets and Skinner undoubtedly became the voice of a generation. Now reissued on heavyweight vinyl, it completes the series of essential Streets album reissues.

                                The album formed a prominent part of the band's 2018 and 2019 Greatest Hits Tour. "The Escapist", the first single from the album, become an instant classic when it originally dropped as a free download to an unexpecting audience ahead of the album release. It was the first new music from the band for over two years and has stood the test of time and is one of the most eagerly anticipated tracks of the recent live shows. Likewise, the albums other two singles, "Everything Is Borrowed" and "Heaven For the Weather", have also become a bedrocks of the tour.


                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Matt says: Reissue of this crowd-pleasing Streets album. Anyone that's caught Mike on his recent tour should know most of this by now!

                                Chic

                                Le Freak (Oliver Helden Remix)

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

                                  Le Freak was Chic’s third single and their first single to hit #1 on the Billboard Top 100 in the US. It went on to become Atlantic Records' biggest selling single. It also garnered international success charting at #1 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand & South Africa. And in the top #10 in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. To celebrate the 40th anniversary year we will release a 12” featuring the 2018 Oliver Helden Remix (on vinyl for the first time) and the 1978 original 12” vocal mix. On standard 12” black vinyl, in an Atlantic sleeve.

                                  CSNY

                                  4 Way Street (Expanded Edition)

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

                                    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s second album (as CSNY – or third as CSN) and first live album. Featuring live recordings from their 1970 US tour, including legendary shows recorded at the Fillmore East (New York), The Forum (LA) and the Auditorium Theatre (Chicago). Plus four bonus tracks; “King Midas In Reverse” (Nash, Clarke, Hicks), “Laughing” (Crosby), “Black Queen” (Stills), “Medley: The Loner / Cinnamon Girl / Down by the River” (Young). Bonus tracks, will appear here on vinyl for the very first time (previously released on CD in 1993), newly cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman’s LA mastering studio.

                                    Madonna

                                    La Isla Bonita (Super Mix)

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

                                      Replica of the Japan-only EP release of “La Isla Bonita: Super Mix EP”, originally released on May 1987 by Warner-Pioneer Japan. Includes “La Isla Bonita” (Extended remix), “Open Your Heart” (Extended Version), “Gambler”, “Crazy for You” and “La Isla Bonita” (Instrumental). This version appears on green colour vinyl.

                                      Prince

                                      His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club

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

                                        Replica of 1985 Japanese Limited Edition Prince release “His Majesty’s Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club” originally limited to a run of 500, released in Japan only!  Tracklisting:Side A: Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix), America (Album Version). Side B: Raspberry Beret (New Mix), Paisley Park (Remix). Side C: Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix), Little Red Corvette (Dance Mix), 1999 (Album Version). Side D: I Would Die 4 U (Extended Version), Erotic City ("Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive") (Long Version), When Doves Cry (Album Version).

                                        Ramones

                                        Live At The Palladium, New York, NY (12/31/79)

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

                                          Double LP of Ramones - Live At The Palladium, New York, NY (12/31/79) which first appeared on CD only as part of the 40th Anniversary Deluxe set of “Road To Ruin”. This then previously unreleased recording of the band’s entire 1979 New Year’s Eve concert, was mixed live by Stasium, and broadcast on WNEW-FM. Recorded in New York City at The Palladium, with audio sourced from Tommy Ramone’s original cassette of the console recording, it features blistering performances of “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Rockaway Beach,” and “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker,” along with several songs from Road To Ruin: “I Don’t Want You,” “I Wanna Be Sedated,” and “I Wanted Everything”. This will be its first release on vinyl.

                                          Lou Reed

                                          Ecstasy

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

                                            Heavyweight Double LP reissue of Lou Reed’s 18th and final (non-collaborative) solo rock album “Ecstasy”, released in 2000.

                                            The Streets

                                            Remixes & B Sides Too

                                              Remixes and B Sides from the first four albums, Original Pirate Material, A Grand Don't Come for Free,The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living  and Everything Is Borrowed

                                              New Order

                                              Movement - Definitive Edition

                                                Out of the ashes of Joy Division, the remaining members decided to carry on recording under the name of New Order. The band’s debut album Movement recorded between 24th April to the 4th May 1981 at Strawberry in Stockport and featuring all new material, produced by Martin Hannett was released in 11th November 1981 on Factory Records.

                                                The Movement boxed set will include the vinyl LP with its original iconic sleeve designed by Peter Saville, original album CD in replica mini album sleeve, a bonus CD of previously unreleased tracks, DVD of live shows and TV appearances plus hard backed book all housed in a lift off lid box.

                                                The vinyl LP of the original album is cut on 180g and features the 2015 remastered audio, presented in a replica of the original sleeve.

                                                The second CD includes 18 completely unreleased tracks made from Demos, Sessions, Rehearsal Recordings and an Alternative 7” version of Temptation

                                                Accompanying the set is a 48page hard back book which features photos and an essay.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                                                New Order

                                                Temptation - Remastered Edition

                                                  Featuring the full versions of both tracks this 12” was first release in May 1982 and were the first self-produced released recordings. With ‘Temptation’ being a cast iron New Order classic, this is an essential part of any New Order collection. This 12” features remastered audio on heavyweight vinyl.

                                                  New Order

                                                  Everything's Gone Green - Remastered Edition

                                                    Originally released on Factory Benelux in December 1981, this 12” featured Everythings Gone Green, which had previously been on the reverse of the band’s second 7” single ‘Procession’ in September 1981,and ‘Cries And Whispers’ and ‘Mesh’ whose titles were flipped on the cover causing confusion amongst fans and compilers ever since. This 12” features remastered audio and is pressed on heavyweight vinyl.

                                                    New Order

                                                    Ceremony : Version 1 - Remastered Edition

                                                      Recorded at Eastern Artists Recordings in East Orange, New Jersey, during the US visit the previous September, New Order’s first single might, in an alternative universe, have been Joy Division’s next. The 12” single, originally released in March 1981 (the 7” having been released in January) including the original version of ‘Ceremony’, will feature remastered audio on heavyweight vinyl.

                                                      New Order

                                                      Ceremony : Version 2 - Remastered Edition

                                                        The alternative, re-recorded version of ‘Ceremony’ now also featuring Gillian Gilbert in the band was released later in 1981 and will feature the later alternative ‘cream’ sleeve rather than the original green and copper. This 12” will feature remastered audio on heavyweight vinyl.

                                                        The Streets is pleased to announce the reissue of his 2006 album which will be its first re-pressing since 2006 on 2 heavy weight vinyl disks. This is The Streets third album following his early critical reception and features hit tracks such as “War of the Sexes” and “Never Went To Church”. The artist continues to explore his own narrative and experiences through tracks such as Fake Streets Hats", whilst his lyricism and poetic timing is acclaimed. 

                                                        The Specials

                                                        The Best Of The Specials

                                                          The Specials are one of the defining bands of the late 70’s/early 80’s along with Jerry Dammers iconic label Two Tone Records. Originally formed in 1977, as The Coventry Automatics, The Specials combined Jamaican ska and Rocksteady, mixed with the energy of punk they launched a whole Ska Revival. They also helped fellow likeminded bands such as Madness, The Beat, The Selecter to release their first singles. The Specials released ‘Gangsters’ as their first single in the summer of ’79, quickly releasing the classic singles A Message To You Rudy, Do Nothing and Rat Race. They released their debut album ‘Specials’ in 1979, followed by ‘More Specials’ in 1980. During this time, the band has two UK Number One singles, a live version of ‘Too Much Too Young’ from ‘The Special AKA Live EP’ and the unforgettable ‘Ghost Town’ in the summer of 1981. Jerry Dammers continued as The Special AKA following the departure of band members in late 1981, releasing their third album ‘In The Studio’ which included the iconic single ‘Nelson Mandela’. 

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Laura says: Along with Madness, The Selecter and The Beat, The Specials were at the forefront of the ska revival which injected a much needed energy into the bleakness of the late 70s / early 80s. They wrote about growing up in a city with all that entailed at the time. Listening to this compilation some 30-odd years on, and the songs still stand up, both musically and lyrically: much of the subject matter is as relevant now is it was back then.

                                                          Grateful Dead

                                                          Skeletons From The Closet: The Best Of The Grateful Dead

                                                            Grateful Dead are proud to announce the limited release of their famed skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead, which is their first compilation album. It was originally released in February 1974 and includes hits such as Truckin’, Sugar Magnolia, and Mexicali Blues.The album is the best-selling compilation to date by the band. The title will be released on a white 1 LP and will be limited to 6,500 copies. 

                                                            Gram Parsons

                                                            GP (45th Anniversary Edition)

                                                              Gram Parsons debut solo album, originally released in 1973.

                                                              Fresh from stints with the International Submarine Band, the Flying Burrito Bros and the Byrds and after hipping the Stones to country music, the godfather of Cosmic Americana picked up Emmylou Harris and Elvis's backing band and cut his solo debut. With more of an emphasis of ballads than on previous records, "GP" inspired countless teary-eyed troubadours with classics like "She" and the gorgeous "A Song For You".

                                                              Contains the additional 7" vinyl with the tracks:
                                                              a) She
                                                              b) That's all it took.

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              Ltd LP Info: 180 gram Black Vinyl +7".

                                                              The Monkees

                                                              Greatest Hits

                                                                The 1976 Greatest Hits compilation, featuring The Monkees Theme song, Last Train To Clarksville, I’m A Believer and Daydream Believer. 

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                Coloured LP Info: 140 gram Orange Vinyl.

                                                                Television

                                                                Adventure - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                  As with so many other sophomore albums released under the shadow of such an epochal debut (witness The Stone Roses, Clash etc), "Adventure" is an unfairly maligned gem ripe for 'lost classic' status. Many of the longer instrumental passages are gone, replaced by a slightly more polished production and keyboards. Nonetheless there are some amazing songs present here, the catchy "Glory", live favourite "Foxhole" which almost swaggers, and probably their most undervalued song, "Carried Away", a gorgeous ballad led by tremelo guitar and organ with loads of those truly heartstopping chord changes.



                                                                  Television

                                                                  Marquee Moon (Deluxe Audio)

                                                                    Television are pleased to announce ‘Marquee Moon (Deluxe Audio)’. The legendary band Television were part of the ’70s New York City underground rock scene, where they were among the first bands to play the punk rock and new wave venue CBGB. Richard Hell left the band in 1975 before the recording of Marquee Moon to be replaced by Fred Smith.

                                                                    Marquee Moon was released to widespread critical acclaim in February 1977 and has since been viewed as one of the greatest albums of all time and continues to open eyes to the ways the Verlaine and Lloyd utilised electric guitar creatively within punk rock.

                                                                    Marquee Moon 2LP deluxe vinyl will be released on 5th October on blue vinyl with the original album plus an additional LP of bonus tracks that featured on the 2003 remastered CD.

                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                    2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition double blue coloured vinyl.

                                                                    The Flaming Lips

                                                                    Death Trippin’ At Sunrise: Rarities, B-Sides & Flexi-Discs 1986-1990

                                                                      Death Trippin’ At Sunrise: Rarities, B-Sides & Flexi-discs is a new rarities collection, packed with the music originally released on singles, flexis and various compilations. It includes their Sub Pop single “Drug Machine In Heaven”, “Stychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding” and a cover of “After The Gold Rush” from a 1989 Neil Young tribute album. A number of the tracks on the rarities compilation are making their first appearance on vinyl.

                                                                      All of the music on vinyl has been remastered from original sources by the band’s longtime musical foil and producer, David Fridmann, with help from the Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins, with lacquers cut at Sterling Sound. Additionally, the studio albums – which have been out of print for years – have been restored to their original cover art.

                                                                      Led Zeppelin

                                                                      The Song Remains The Same

                                                                        Led Zeppelin was at the peak of its powers on July 27-29 1973 when the band’s performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden were recorded for the concert film, The Song Remains The Same. The soundtrack to the film, produced by Jimmy Page, was originally released on Swan Song in 1976.

                                                                        On the 4-LP set, Page made a change to the track sequence, allowing the epic, 29-minute version of “Dazed And Confused” to be featuring in its entirety on one side of vinyl for the first time. 

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                                                                        The Flaming Lips

                                                                        Telepathic Surgery

                                                                          The Flaming Lips are on a roll in 2018. Their campaign continues with the releases of the Restless-era studio albums on vinyl, as well as a double-LP of rarities. All of the music on vinyl has been remastered from original sources by the band’s longtime musical foil and producer, David Fridmann, with help from the Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins, with lacquers cut at Sterling Sound. Additionally, the studio albums – which have been out of print for years – have been restored to their original cover art.

                                                                          Telepathic Surgery from 1989 includes the Sub Pop single “Drug Machine In Heaven” which was the band’s first official single.

                                                                          Richard Hell & The Voivoids

                                                                          Blank Generation

                                                                            Consistently heralded as one of the most influential punk albums of all time, Richard Hell & The Voidoid’s “Blank Generation” is now available on coloured vinyl.

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                                                                            Coloured LP Info: 140g Solid Orange Vinyl.

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Not Good For Your Health: Punk Nuggets 1974-1982

                                                                              New punk compilation that features the era's definitive punk songs, including Blank Generation, Blitzkrieg Bop, and more!

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                                                                              2xColoured LP Info: 2LP 140g Coloured Vinyl.

                                                                              Crosby, Stills & Nash

                                                                              CSN

                                                                                In 1968 rock super-group Crosby, Stills, Nash was formed by ex-Buffalo Springfield guitarist Stephen Stills, founding member of the Byrds David Crosby, and key songwriter of the Hollies . The band went on to become one of America’s most influential and enduring acts, releasing 8 albums across the next 30 years.

                                                                                In 1977, CSN became Crosby, Stills & Nash’s third studio album, and the first album without Neil Young since their self-titled debut album. It included the singles Just A Song Before I Go and Fair Game, and is currently the trio’s bestselling record.


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                                                                                LP Info: 180g LP Deluxe jacket that includes emboss and a tip-on image of the band.

                                                                                The Jesus And Mary Chain

                                                                                21 Singles

                                                                                  21 Singles will be available on vinyl for the very first time!!!

                                                                                  The Jesus And Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed by brothers Jim and William Reid in their hometown of East Kilbride. Jim and William’s legendary song-writing partnership was first recognised in 1983 by Alan McGee’s highly influential Creation Records, where they released their debut single ‘Upside Down’ in 1984. The Jesus And Mary Chain went on to enjoy an illustrious career signed to Warner Music label Blanco Y Negro, releasing several critically acclaimed albums and cult singles such as ‘Just Like Honey’, ‘April Skies’, ‘Darklands’ and ‘Happy When It Rains’.

                                                                                  Originally released on CD in 2002, ‘21 Singles’ is a career spanning compilation featuring all the band’s singles in chronological order. Beginning with their Creation debut, the album takes us through fifteen years of The Jesus And Mary Chain’s indie and major label discography, travelling through their Blanco Y Negro heyday of the 80s and 90s, to their 1998 return to Creation. The album also includes their late appearance on Seattle’s legendary Sub Pop Records in the States. Many of the versions on ‘21 Singles’ are unique and alternative to their album counterparts.

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                                                                                  2xLtd LP Info: Available on vinyl for the very first time, on double 180g heavyweight vinyl.

                                                                                  The Flaming Lips

                                                                                  Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990

                                                                                    The Flaming Lips have pushed the envelope and bent boundaries for more than two decades with the band’s Grammy®-winning music and ground-breaking concerts.

                                                                                    Seeing The Unseeable brings back into print (physically – they are available digitally) all four studio albums that the band released on Restless Records between 1984 and 1990: Hear It Is (1986), Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips (1987), Telepathic Surgery (1989) and In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) (1990). Among the set’s many sonic treasures are: “Godzilla Flick,” “Unconsciously Screaming,” “One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning” and their cover of the classic “(What A) Wonderful World.”

                                                                                    The set is also packed with rare recordings originally released as b-sides, flexi discs, and on various compilations like, the Sub Pop single “Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding” and a cover of “After The Gold Rush” from a 1989 Neil Young tribute album Also included is The Mushroom Tapes, the series of demos for the band’s final Restless album, In A Priest Driven Ambulance, only previously issued on the Rykodisc compilation CD, The Day They Shot A Hole In the Jesus Egg.

                                                                                    All of the music on Seeing The Unseeable has been remastered from original sources by the band’s longtime musical foil and producer, David Fridmann with help from the Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Barry says: It's hard to believe quite how many of these tracks have shaped my (and possibly your) teenage years, and continue to influence bands around today. This is all of the records released during the bands' time on Restless Records, one of the most fruitful times of their career. An epic collection, and great chronological document of the bands progression.

                                                                                    Andy says: Our favourite space cadets' early years in one neat treasure box. Open with caution!!

                                                                                    Damien Rice

                                                                                    O

                                                                                      O, originally released in the summer of 2002, was one of the last albums to build a true word-of-mouth following before widespread streaming. Peaking at #8 in the UK, the seminal “O” will be available on vinyl for the very first time on June 1st.

                                                                                      This version is extended to 16 tracks, and includes four additional recordings:

                                                                                      ‘The Professor & La Fille Danse’ and ‘Moody Mooday’ were both originally B-sides to ‘The Blower’s Daughter’ – ‘Moody Mooday’ also appeared alongside ‘Lonelily’ as a limited edition 7” single release in 2004. ‘Woman Like A Man’ was recorded live in session at Galway Bay FM and was the lead track for the song’s single release. ‘Prague’ and ‘Silent Night’ (featuring Lisa Hannigan), which were hidden bonus tracks after the album’s closing song ‘Eskimo’, are also included.

                                                                                      All three of the singles from the album went on to chart upon release, with ‘The Blowers Daughter’, ‘Cannonball’ and ‘Volcano’ peaking at #27, #9 and #29 respectively. Along with being gold certified, ‘Cannonball’ has been subject to multiple cover versions, most notably by Little Mix after they won The X Factor in 2011.

                                                                                      “O” will comprise of 2 x 180g vinyl housed in a gatefold with lyrics and album artwork, including 4 additional tracks not on the original album.


                                                                                      The Flaming Lips

                                                                                      Greatest Hits Vol. 1

                                                                                        The Flaming Lips have pushed the envelope and bent boundaries for more than two decades with the band’s Grammy®-winning music and ground-breaking concerts.

                                                                                        Greatest Hits Vol. 1 compiles eleven WBR-era singles and album tracks on a single black vinyl pressing.

                                                                                        The Deluxe 3-CD Edition of Greatest Hits Vol. 1 significantly expands the concept of their “hits” and gathers some of their best-loved album tracks from the aforementioned albums plus deep cuts from their WBR album debut, Hit To Death In The Future Head (1992), along with music from, Zaireeka (1997), The Flaming Lips And Heady Friends (2012) and The Terror (2013). The Deluxe Edition will also compile a generous hatful of International single B-sides, studio outtakes and several previously unreleased tracks to present an essential view into the extraordinary body of work from one of the most influential and enduring rock bands of all-time.

                                                                                        Some the aural treasures found on disc 3 are among the rarest recorded curios in The Lips musical medicine chest including the previously unreleased demo track “Zero To A Million” which features The Lips short-lived line-up that included Jonathan Donahue on guitar (Mercury Rev) and Nathan Roberts on drums. This track was on the original cassette tape which led to The Lips Warner Bros. Records signing. Another early obscurity “Jets (Cupid’s Kiss Vs. the Psyche of Death)” is one of the three tracks from The Lips first-ever WBR CD EP, Yeah, I Know It's A Drag...Wastin' Pigs Is Still Radical.

                                                                                        Various tracks included here that have never been available on CD until now include the epic, fan favorite “The Captain” which was left off The Soft Bulletin and a welcome addition to this set. “We Can’t Predict The Future” is taken from a June 2000 John Peel BBC Session. “Your Face Can Tell The Future”, and “You Gotta Hold On” are outtakes from At War With The Mystics sessions. Another rare gem, “Noodling Theme”, is from the 2001 Lips soundtrack to director Bradley Beesley’s indie-film "Okie Noodling" about bare-handed fishing in Oklahoma. Those lucky enough to attend early screenings were handed a copy of this now ultra-rare 3-song CD upon entry. “Spiderman Vs Muhammed Ali”, originally recorded for 2007’s Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 3 soundtrack has never released in any form. Prior to this collection, “Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2” existed on a USB drive -- along with two other tracks -- buried within the edible Gummy Fetus sold on tour in 2011. Closing out the collection is “Silent Lord” which is comprised of The Lips mash-up of “Silent Night” with Spacemen 3’s “Lord, Can You Hear Me” from a Christmas 2008 limited edition 7” picture disc.


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                                                                                        LP Info: 140 gram vinyl.

                                                                                        Prince

                                                                                        Nothing Compares 2 U

                                                                                        Working in conjunction with Warners, The Prince Estate bestow us with some brilliance from the genius mind of the purple one, releasing the original version of the classic "Nothing Compares 2 U" on a limited 7" single. This previously unreleased version was recorded in 1984, six years before 1990’s classic reimagining by Sinéad O'Connor and 15 years before the rest of world adopted Prince's syntactic lead with the release of the 3210. The track was recorded at the Flying Cloud Drive 'Warehouse' in Eden Prairie by Prince’s long-time engineer Susan Rogers, and originally composed, arranged and performed in its entirety by Prince, aside from the backing vocals by Susannah Melvoin and Paul "St. Paul" Peterson and Eric Leeds' stunning saxophone work. In case you're one of the 14 people in the world who doesn't know this track, it's Prince in full funk ballad pomp, pouring his heart and soul into utterly impactful, everyday lyricism about a fading love, while riffing, synthing and grooving his way through a slow soul backing. 


                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Patrick says: The best ballad ever written, by the best musician ever.

                                                                                        “Dock Of The Bay Sessions” was compiled with input from Roger Armstrong of Ace Records and Otis biographer Jonathan Gould and has the Redding family’s full endorsement. Although the individual tracks have been previously released across a smattering of posthumous albums and compilations, this marks the first time they have been assembled to resemble what this album could possibly have been.

                                                                                        This year marks the 50th anniversary of the album’s opening track “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay,” one of the last songs Redding ever recorded. Released in January 1968, it soon topped the charts in March 16th in the US becoming the first posthumous #1 single in the history of the U.S. music charts. It also reached number 3 in the UK, and went on to sell more than four million copies worldwide.


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                                                                                        Ltd LP Info: 180 gram black vinyl, direct to board jacket.

                                                                                        The Flaming Lips

                                                                                        Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming Lips

                                                                                        The Flaming Lips have pushed the envelope and bent boundaries for more than two decades with the band’s Grammy®-winning music and ground-breaking concerts.

                                                                                        Scratching The Door highlights tracks recorded by The Flaming Lips’ original line-up, which featured Wayne Coyne’s brother Mark on vocals. The album includes the band’s first and second cassette demos, in addition to The Flaming Lips first self-released EP, and marks the first time all of these recordings have been collected together on a single release. Among the other featured tracks are covers of The Who’s “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown” and the theme song from the 1960’s Batman television series, which previously appeared on Rykodisc’s 2002 compilation, Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid.

                                                                                        All of the music on Scratching The Door has been remastered from original sources by the band’s longtime musical foil and producer, David Fridmann with help from the Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins.

                                                                                        When faced with the unenviable task of following up the instant classic that was his genre defining debut, Mike Skinner decided to channel his observational lyricism and home made beats into a concept album about a geezer on holiday, on the prowl, on the con and out of luck. Whereas 'Original Pirate Material' was a record that garnered acclaim from the electronic / dance fraternity and the forward-thinking wings of the rock / mainstream press, 'A Grand Don’t Come For Free' swept the board in prompting critical praise. This was the album that saw Skinner compared to the likes of Ray Davies and Paul Weller in evoking the glorious mess of everyday life. A striking concept album set to an inventive sonic backdrop, the seemingly prosaic tale of a young man unlucky in love (and, so it seems, money) is brought brilliantly to life in a barrage of astute lyrics, lurid tales and memorable hooks. Deservedly awarded a 9.1 review from Pitchfork, the record sees Skinner reveal his most vulnerable self: 'Dry Your Eyes' and 'Blinded By The Lights', in particular, manage to articulate painfully familiar feelings that appeal to music fans of every hue. This record marked Skinner’s creative peak, received international acclaim and, thanks to its distinctiveness, propelled its maker to the top of the musical tree.


                                                                                        Big Brother, Dom Jolly, Playstation 2, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo, weak pills and cheap skunk, 3310s, foot and mouth, Soham and Pual Burrell - that was the world when "Original Pirate Material" first dropped in 2002 - blowing up Kazaa and Audiogalaxy and finding its way to your mate's CD player on an iffy CDr. To say it was a breath of fresh air is an understatement, this groundbreaking album filled the air with a green fug, challenged the yanks for the MCing crown and twisted the polished sheen of UKG into a laptop-crafted fusion of skanking bass and housey beats. While breakthough hit "Has It Come To This?", "Turn The Page" and "Let's Push Things Forward" remain era-defining anthems, every single track here is the tits. "Sharp Darts" sounds like an utterly wrong Wu Tang joint, "Same Old Thing" and "Geezer's Need Excitement" are rough, tough and proper grimey and "It's Too Late" is bloke-poetry on a heartbreaking anthem tip. Elsewhere "Don't Mug Yourself" royally takes the piss out of you on the back of the bus and "The Irony Of It All" offers a hilarious review of boozed up townies and stoned students. And then there's "Weak Become Heroes", the e'd up ravers anthem that's still the best track of that decade. 

                                                                                        Led Zeppelin

                                                                                        How The West Was Won (Remastered)

                                                                                          HOW THE WEST WAS WON highlights the best performances from Led Zeppelin’s legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972. Melded together and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end, the four-LP collection capture the band at the height of its formidable powers.

                                                                                          Standouts include a 25-plus minute version of “Dazed And Confused” and a 21-minute medley based around “Whole Lotta Love.” The performances also capture the band introducing songs from its then-unreleased album Houses of the Holy, which would be released nine months later.

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                                                                                          4xDeluxe LP Info: Remastered audio on four 180-gram vinyl LPs.

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                                                                                          Ramones

                                                                                          Leave Home - Remastered Vinyl Edition

                                                                                            Following the Ramones 40th anniversary reissues campaign; the first three albums by Ramones will be reissued on vinyl with the remastered audio from the 40th anniversary releases. 1977 saw Ramones release two great albums in the same year, and Leave Home was the first to be released in January of that year, as the follow-up to their eponymous debut album. This 30-minute opus of buzzsaw rock introduced fans to classics like “Pinhead” “California Sun,” and “Swallow My Pride.” This release will feature the 2017 audio from the Leave Home 40th Anniversary Edition – remastered by original Leave Home album engineer/mixer Ed Stasium.

                                                                                            Ramones

                                                                                            Rocket To Russia - Remastered Vinyl Edition

                                                                                              Following the Ramones 40th anniversary reissues campaign; the first three albums by Ramones will be reissued on vinyl with the remastered audio from the 40th anniversary releases. Ramones released its second album of the calendar year (and third overall) on November 4, 1977, capping off one of the biggest years in the history of punk with Rocket To Russia. Among the band’s best-loved albums, it features classics like “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” and “Rockaway Beach” along with their signature covers of “Do You Wanna Dance?” and “Surfin’ Bird.” It’s also the last album ever recorded by all four founding members, as drummer Tommy Ramone left soon after to focus on writing and producing. This will feature the 2017 audio from the 40th Anniversary Edition of Rocket To Russia - remastered by original Rocket To Russia album engineer/mixer Ed Stasium.

                                                                                              Ramones

                                                                                              Ramones - Remastered Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                Following the Ramones 40th anniversary reissues campaign; the first three albums by Ramones will be reissued on vinyl with the remastered audio from the 40th anniversary releases. Ramones – Ramones is one of the most important and influential albums of all time, with Rolling Stone naming it the Greatest Punk Album Of All Time. The album was a pioneer of the punk rock movement, with the band inspiring punk legends such as Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks and The Clash. It features one of the most famous rock songs in history with Blitzkrieg Bop - which constantly appears in many greatest songs of all time lists. This will feature the 2016 remastered audio from the 40th Anniversary Edition of Ramones. 

                                                                                                The Doors

                                                                                                Strange Days (50th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                  "Strange Days" (50th Anniversary Edition) was produced by the album’s original engineer Bruce Botnick. Accompanying the set are liner notes by music journalist David Fricke, as well as a selection of rare and previously unseen photographs.

                                                                                                  Having a larger budget for Strange Days allowed the band to spend more time experimenting in the studio. They used an eight-track recorder for the first time, which resulted in some memorable overdubs like Krieger’s double-tracked guitar on “When The Music’s Over.” Surprisingly, the trippy keyboard sound heard on the album’s title track is actually one of the earliest appearances of a Moog synthesizer in a rock song.

                                                                                                  Strange Days mixed new songs written on the road with some written before the band’s 1967 debut. In fact, the band performed “Strange Days” during its 1966 residency at the London Fog in L.A., while “My Eyes Have Seen You” dates back to 1965. Another early track is “Moonlight Drive,” which was one of the very first songs that the band practiced together, and where the band heard Krieger’s haunting bottleneck guitar playing for the first time. It’s also the song Morrison sang to Manzarek at Venice Beach in 1965 when the two former UCLA film students reconnected and decided to start the Doors.


                                                                                                  The Doors

                                                                                                  The Doors - 180 Gram Stereo Version

                                                                                                    Originally released in January 1967, and one of the most impressive debuts in rock history. 

                                                                                                    "A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band's fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz, and poetry with a knockout punch. The lean, spidery guitar and organ riffs interweave with a hypnotic menace, providing a seductive backdrop for Jim Morrison's captivating vocals and probing prose. "Light My Fire" was the cut that topped the charts and established the group as stars, but most of the rest of the album is just as impressive, including some of their best songs: the propulsive "Break on Through" (their first single), the beguiling mystery of "The Crystal Ship," the mysterious "End of the Night," "Take It as It Comes" (one of several tunes besides "Light My Fire" that also had hit potential), and the stomping rock of "Soul Kitchen" and "Twentieth Century Fox." The 11-minute Oedipal drama "The End" was the group at its most daring and, some would contend, overambitious. It was nonetheless a haunting cap to an album whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered." - AllMusic.

                                                                                                    Faces

                                                                                                    Ooh La La

                                                                                                      The Faces' 1973 valedictory effort was initially received in critical communities as something of a disappointment – a kind of hangover record following the vaulting heights of Long Player and A Nod Is As Good As A Wink … To A Blind Horse. Over the course of time, it has become the band's defining work. Blues-inspired workouts like "Cindy Incidentally" and "Glad And Sorry" demonstrate that the Faces have lost nothing off their considerable fastball, while the caution to the wind fuck-around "Borstal Boys" almost dares punk rock to happen. Finally we have Lane's ruminative title track at the album's conclusion – a gorgeous and wry concession to youth as a kind of slow gathering death. "I wish I knew what I know now / When I was younger" may qualify as the greatest and most knowing final salvo line ever authored by a truly legendary band.

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                                                                                                      LP Info: Limited red vinyl.

                                                                                                      Widely considered to be both The Smiths’ finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, ‘The Queen Is Dead’ has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986.

                                                                                                      This reissue represents the first time that The Smiths’ back catalogue has been revisited in such a way. The album features several of the band’s finest moments including the title track and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, as well as the iconic singles ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ and ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’.

                                                                                                      ‘The Queen Is Dead’ will be released on digital and streaming formats as well as the following physical formats – all of which feature the 2017 master of the original album:

                                                                                                      5LP box – featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the ‘Live In Boston’ recording. Housed in lift-off box with 2 double gatefolds and 1 single sleeve pressed on 180g heavy weight vinyl.

                                                                                                      Deluxe 3CD / 1 DVD box set – features the 2017 master of the album; additional recordings featuring demos, b-sides and alternative versions; the ‘Live In Boston’ album recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on 5th August 1986; and a DVD featuring the 2017 master of album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo and ‘The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman’.

                                                                                                      2CD – features the 2017 master of the album; additional recordings featuring demos, b-sides and alternative versions.


                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      2xCD Info: 2CD Digi-Pack.

                                                                                                      5xLP Box Set Info: 5LP 180g in Lift-off Box.

                                                                                                      4xCD Box Set Info: 3CD/1DVD Lift-top Box & 12 page Booklet.

                                                                                                      The Replacements

                                                                                                      For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986

                                                                                                        In February 1986, The Replacements performed a classic live show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ. Until now, that pristine recording of the legendary performance has only been available in low-quality bootleg form. Even so, Pitchfork has called the show “a fiery, focused set that would make a true believer out of any skeptic.” On 6th October, For Sale: Live At Maxwell’S 1986 will finally make its commercial debut as a double-LP. This marks the first live album by the band to see an official release on this format.

                                                                                                        The show at Maxwell’s would prove to be one of the last great performances by the four original members of the Replacements, a much beloved line-up including Bob Stinson on guitar, before his departure from the band in 1986. The songs they played spanned the band’s entire history while giving prominence to new material from Tim, including “Bastards Of Young,” “Left Of The Dial” and “Kiss Me On The Bus.” Mixed in were favorites like “I Will Dare” from Let It Be (1984) and “Color Me Impressed” from Hootenanny (1983).

                                                                                                        The original 24-track master tapes of the show sat in the Warner Music vaults until being given a proper mix in 2007, but it would still be another decade before the concert would get its official release. Mehr writes in the album’s liner notes: “Now, a decade later, and more than 30 years after the original concert, Replacements For Sale finally offers high-fidelity proof of the peculiar alchemy and unadulterated majesty of one of rock and roll’s greatest bands.”


                                                                                                        The Velvet Underground

                                                                                                        Loaded

                                                                                                          "After The Velvet Underground cut three albums for the jazz-oriented Verve label that earned them lots of notoriety but negligible sales, the group signed with industry powerhouse Atlantic Records in 1970; label head Ahmet Ertegun supposedly asked Lou Reed to avoid sex and drugs in his songs, and instead focus on making an album "loaded with hits." Loaded was the result, and with appropriate irony it turned out to be the first VU album that made any noticeable impact on commercial radio -- and also their swan song, with Reed leaving the group shortly before its release. With John Cale long gone from the band, Doug Yule highly prominent (he sings lead on four of the ten tracks), and Maureen Tucker absent on maternity leave, this is hardly a purist's Velvet Underground album. But while Lou Reed always wrote great rock & roll songs with killer hooks, on Loaded his tunes were at last given a polished but intelligent production that made them sound like the hits they should have been, and there's no arguing that "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll" are as joyously anthemic as anything he's ever recorded. And if this release generally maintains a tight focus on the sunny side of the VU's personality (or would that be Reed's personality?), "New Age" and "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" prove he had hardly abandoned his contemplative side, and "Train Around the Bend" is a subtle but revealing metaphor for his weariness with the music business. " - All Music.

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          Coloured LP Info: Limited gold vinyl.

                                                                                                          The Doors

                                                                                                          The Singles

                                                                                                            The Doors’ 50th anniversary celebration continues this summer with a new Singles collections that spotlight every single and B-side the band released in the U.S., all gathered together for the first time.

                                                                                                            THE SINGLES shows the creative chemistry shared by drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and vocalist Jim Morrison; four brilliant artists who made The Doors one of America’s most iconic and influential rock bands.

                                                                                                            The collection includes the single versions from all six of the landmark studio albums the quartet released between 1967 and 1971, including classics like “People Are Strange,” “Love Her Madly” and “Riders On The Storm.” Also included on the CD versions are four mono radio versions of some of the band’s biggest hits, such as “Hello, I Love You” and “Touch Me,” which have never been made available anywhere after being sent to radio around their original release. The B-sides – many of which are making their CD debut – add another dimension to the band’s legacy with such stellar tracks as “Who Scared You,” which appeared in March 1969 as the flipside to “Wishful Sinful,” and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further,” which was paired with the 1971 smash “Love Her Madly.”

                                                                                                            THE SINGLES also features several songs released after Morrison’s passing in 1971. Among those recordings are tracks the surviving trio recorded together (“Tightrope Ride” and “The Mosquito”), as well as live selections from posthumous releases (“Roadhouse Blues” and “Gloria.”)

                                                                                                            The Blu-ray disc that accompanies the expanded version of THE SINGLES features a high-resolution Quadraphonic mix of The Best Of The Doors. This 11-song compilation, available on Blu-ray for the first time, was remixed specifically for Quad in 1973 and offers a unique sonic experience on songs like “Soul Kitchen,” “Moonlight Drive” and “Love Me Two Times.”

                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                            2xDeluxe CD Info: 2CD + Blu Ray.

                                                                                                            The Ramones

                                                                                                            Leave Home - 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition

                                                                                                            Ramones second album, Leave Home, is to be reissued to mark its 40th anniversary.

                                                                                                            Rhino will release two versions of the album on July 21. The 3CD /1LP version contains two different mixes of the album, a remastered version of the original and a new 40th anniversary mix by original engineer/mixer Ed Stasium, along with a second disc of unheard recordings and a third comprising an unreleased live show recorded in 1977 at CBGBs. The newly remastered original version will also be released as a single CD. Both titles will be available via digital download and streaming as well.Originally released in January 1977, this 30-minute opus of buzzsaw rock introduced fans to classics like “Pinhead” “California Sun,” and “Swallow My Pride.”

                                                                                                            This 1CD version features a remastered version of the original stereo mix.

                                                                                                            Prince

                                                                                                            When Doves Cry - 2017 Reissue

                                                                                                              The last of this batch of "Purple Rain" single reissues treats us to Prince's all-conquering power pop smasher "When Doves Cry" backed with the equally essential non-album track "17 Days". I'm going to assume you're aware of the magnificent A-side (you do live on this planet after all...) and keep my gushing to a minimum, BUT, this is one of the finest pop songs ever written - synth funk to the power of rock riffage squared and he doesn't even bother with a bassline. Not only was "When Doves Cry" the best selling US single of 1984, it was also the first time since the Beatles that anyone had a number one movie, album and single all at the same time! If you don't know "17 Days", then allow me to make the introductions. "Snapping percussion, outrageous bass riff and killer hook, this is a Piccadilly customer...Piccadilly customer, this is the best Prince B-side!"

                                                                                                              Prince & The Revolution

                                                                                                              Purple Rain (Remastered)

                                                                                                              The DNA of Purple Rain can be felt throughout pop culture at large. It is a timeless body of work with an immortal resonance exemplified by smashes such as “Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” “Darling Nikki,” the title track “Purple Rain” and more. Minted Diamond by the RIAA for sales exceeding 13 million, the record stands out as the sixth best-selling soundtrack album in history, moving more than 22 million copies. Hailed by Vanity Fair as “the best soundtrack of all time,” Time Magazine placed it as the 15th greatest album ever.
                                                                                                              The album won two 1985 GRAMMY Awards® in the categories of “Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” and “Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special.” Posthumously, it was honored as “Favorite Soundtrack” at the 2016 American Music Awards. It was also recently nominated for a 2017 Billboard Music Award in the category of “Top Soundtrack/Cast Album.”

                                                                                                              2015 Paisley Park Remaster of the original tapes from the soundtrack, presenting an unheard vision of the album overseen by Prince himself before his untimely 2016 passing.


                                                                                                              John Coltrane & Don Cherry

                                                                                                              The Avant-Garde (Mono Edition)

                                                                                                                Coltrane gets together with Ornette Coleman's band members for this 1960 session (recorded just after "Giant Steps") which features three Coleman compositions, Monk's "Bemsha Swing" and Don Cherry's "Cherryco". As the title suggests, this is a meeting of the minds between some of the greatest innovators of 60s jazz - ace record!

                                                                                                                John Coltrane

                                                                                                                Giant Steps (Mono Edition)

                                                                                                                John Coltrane’s landmark Atlantic album in glorious mono.

                                                                                                                Saying farewell to bebop, "Giant Steps" was Coltrane's second album to be recorded for the Atlantic label, and marked the first time that all of the pieces on a recording had been composed by him. The recording exemplifies Coltrane's melodic phrasing that came to be known as 'sheets of sound', and features the use of a new harmonic concept later to be known as 'Coltrane changes'. The set features early versionss of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute".

                                                                                                                John Coltrane

                                                                                                                Coltrane Plays The Blues (Mono Edition)

                                                                                                                The sessions Coltrane recorded for Atlantic in late October 1960 were prolific to say the least, yielding "My Favourite Things", "Coltrane's Sound" and this, "Coltrane Plays The Blues". It includes "Blues To Elvin", "Blues To Bechet", "Blues To You", "Mr Day", "Mr Sims" and "Mr Knight". Beautiful music by one of the grooviest cats out there...

                                                                                                                John Coltrane

                                                                                                                Trane: The Atlantic Collection

                                                                                                                To coincide with the release of the John Coltrane documentary Chasing Trane, this 1 LP & 1 CD compilation with unique artwork, remastered for the release, is designed as an introduction to John Coltrane’s revered Atlantic recordings. Trane: The Atlantic Collection includes the hit single ‘My Favorite Things,’ the iconic ‘Giant Steps, ‘Naima’ and more, from one of the legends of the jazz world. The album features a new liner notes essay by Ben Ratliff, former NY Times jazz critic, & author of the 2007 biography ‘Coltrane: The Story of a Sound.’

                                                                                                                Fleetwood Mac

                                                                                                                Tango In The Night

                                                                                                                  During the summer of 1982, Fleetwood Mac released ‘Mirage’ which topped the album chart and added to the band’s already impressive canon of hits with “Hold Me,” “Love In Store” and “Gypsy.” They followed this album up in 1987 and released the second-best selling record of their career with ‘Tango in the Night,’ an album that’s sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. It topped the album charts in the UK and scored major hits everywhere with “Big Love” and “Little Lies.”

                                                                                                                  Latest in the series of Fleetwood Mac remastered edition.

                                                                                                                  The Stooges

                                                                                                                  Music From The Motion Picture Gimme Danger - The Story Of The Stooges

                                                                                                                    The documentary ‘Gimme Danger’ on Detroit’s legendary rockers The Stooges, directed by noted filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival in May of this year. Following a media blitz of press articles & great notices, it began a theatrical run in the US Oct 28, with some European markets opening during November, with more slated into 2017. The film is produced by Amazon Studios, who have already executed an aggressive online marketing campaign behind it. Other release formats for the documentary are due in early 2017and the soundtrack release dates are aligned as much as possible to match with those. Rhino is lucky enough to be releasing the soundtrack album, which has been compiled by the film’s producers, with active involvement from both Jim Jarmusch & Iggy Pop himself.


                                                                                                                    Peter Schilling

                                                                                                                    Major Tom

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                                                                                                                      Theme Song from the “Deutschland 83” TV Series.

                                                                                                                      The Stooges

                                                                                                                      Fun House - Orange / Black Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                        ‘Fun House’ is the second album from Iggy Pop’s The Stooges, released on Elektra Records in 1970. The producer, former keyboard player with the Kingsmen Don Gallucci, understood that the Stooges were a powerhouse live band, and tried to recreate the band’s live sets on record, resulting in a smeary and low-tech sound that delivers the energy and immediacy of a concert.

                                                                                                                        ‘Fun House’ developed a strong cult following and, being set in hard rock and improvisation, is generally considered as one of the fundamental records for the development of punk rock.


                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        David says: If you're tired of Funhouse then you're tired of life. It's what guitars were made for and is famous in the shop for once being described as 'not very relaxing' by an ex member of staff.

                                                                                                                        Mine says: Dave said it best: "If you're tired of Funhouse then you're tired of life." I've got nothing to add to that.

                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: One copy found!!

                                                                                                                        Orange / Black Colour Vinyl.

                                                                                                                        Grateful Dead

                                                                                                                        The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

                                                                                                                        To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s debut album, the Grateful Dead are releasing a 2CD deluxe set and a limited edition vinyl picture disc, a first for the Grateful Dead. The band recorded and mixed “The Grateful Dead” in five days before releasing it in March 1967. It captures the group’s early sound with a mix of electrified jug band stomps (“Sitting On Top of the World”), Chicago blues (“Good Morning Little School Girl”), crazed modal improv (“Viola Lee Blues”), and Dylan-y put-downs (“Cream Puff War”).

                                                                                                                        The vinyl picture disc features the newly remastered audio from the original tapes by David Glasser.

                                                                                                                        The 2CD version features new remastered audio from the original tapes by David Glasser - along with a bonus disc that features unreleased concert recordings from July 29 and 30, 1966 at the P.N.E. Garden Auditorium in British Columbia, mastered by Jeffrey Norman. This bonus disc unearths unreleased recordings from the band’s performances at the Vancouver Trips Festival in 1966. Only a few recordings from the Dead’s first two years exist, but each one reveals corners of the band’s repertoire not captured anywhere else. That’s especially true here, with three songs making their last appearance on any surviving Dead recording: “Standing On The Corner,” “You Don’t Have To Ask Me,” and “Cardboard Cowboy.”


                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: Picture disc vinyl.

                                                                                                                        David Bowie

                                                                                                                        Legacy (The Very Best Of David Bowie)

                                                                                                                          Music, art and fashion would not be in the place it is today without the seminal influence of David Bowie. A titan of popular music and pioneer of changing culture, it is not surprising that his death in January was met with such shock and sadness across the globe.

                                                                                                                          Throughout his life, David Bowie has amassed such an influential and varied musical back catalogue, that he leaves behind him a body of work that can be unrivalled – a true legacy.

                                                                                                                          In this must-have Bowie collection, you can experience Bowie’s genius from start to finish. From his early days as the iconic Ziggy Stardust, to his final days before his sudden passing, ‘Legacy’ brings you the best material from Bowie’s star-studded career.

                                                                                                                          Not only is ‘Legacy’ the ultimate Bowie collection to own, but it also features a previously unreleased mix of his renowned song ‘Life On Mars ?’. With a more orchestrated and cleaner mix, this unreleased version was mixed by Ken Scott the original producer of the track.

                                                                                                                          This special vinyl edition of the album comes as a gatefold with 2 limited edition 12” art prints of the 2 images used on the sleeve.

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                          2xDeluxe LP Info: The vinyl is 180g audiophile.

                                                                                                                          David Bowie

                                                                                                                          Legacy (The Very Best Of David Bowie) - 2CD Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                          Music, art and fashion would not be in the place it is today without the seminal influence of David Bowie. A titan of popular music and pioneer of changing culture, it is not surprising that his death in January was met with such shock and sadness across the globe.

                                                                                                                          Throughout his life, David Bowie has amassed such an influential and varied musical back catalogue, that he leaves behind him a body of work that can be unrivalled – a true legacy.

                                                                                                                          In this must-have Bowie collection, you can experience Bowie’s genius from start to finish. From his early days as the iconic Ziggy Stardust, to the final days of Blackstar, ‘Legacy’ brings you the best material from Bowie’s star-studded career.

                                                                                                                          Not only is ‘Legacy’ the ultimate Bowie collection to own, but it also features a previously unreleased mix of his renowned song ‘Life On Mars ?’. With a more orchestrated and cleaner mix, this unreleased version was mixed by Ken Scott the original producer of the track.

                                                                                                                          This 2 disc deluxe version of the album features not only more hits but also fans favorites such as This Is Not America, Fashion and I Can’t Give Everything Away from the mighty Blackstar.

                                                                                                                          Packaging takes the form of a deluxe digipack with additional photos.


                                                                                                                          The Stooges

                                                                                                                          The Stooges - Gold/Brown Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                            An absolute classic! The Stooges debut album sounded like nothing else when it was released in 1969. With a kind of Stones-ey swagger and a heavy dose of garage rock they also embraced the more experimental scene that was flourishing in NYC at the time, led by The Velvet Underground. 
                                                                                                                            They had an energy and attitude that epitomised punk 7 years before punk was invented! Including "1969", "No Fun", "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "Real Cool Time", it's an album that still sounds as exciting and dynamic today.


                                                                                                                            Faces

                                                                                                                            First Step - Orange Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                              When Steve Marriott left The Small Faces, Ronnie Lane and Ian McLagan recruited Ron Wood and charismatic frontman Rod Stewart and changed their name to The Faces. First Step, which was released in 1970, was their first LP. Gone was the smart, tight Mod sound (and style) of their previous incarnation, and in came a looser, bluesy rock’n’roll. As its name implies, this is the sound of a band finding its feet, and although it’s slightly shambolic, it’s all the better for it.

                                                                                                                              Ramones

                                                                                                                              Ramones - 40th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                              The Ramones (Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy) sounded like nothing else when their self-titled debut came roaring onto the scene in 1976. Even so, original drummer Tommy Ramone did do a pretty good job describing the band’s primal sound when he penned the quartet’s press bio that same year. “The Ramones all originate from Forest Hills and kids who grew up there either became musicians, degenerates or dentists. The Ramones are a little of each,” he observed. “Their sound is not unlike a fast drill on a rear molar.” This year marks the 40th anniversary of Ramones, recently named the “Greatest Punk Album Of All Time” by Rolling Stone, and certainly one of the most important and influential albums of all time. This 29-minute masterpiece helped launch the punk rock scenes in both America and Britain, and also went on to inspire countless other artists for generations to come. To celebrate the Ramones’ lasting impact, Rhino has created the ultimate tribute to the band’s landmark debut 

                                                                                                                              Love

                                                                                                                              Forever Changes

                                                                                                                                'Forever Changes' is Love's all-time classic album from the so called ‘Summer of Love’ of 1967. Neil Young was originally planned to produce the album but when he dropped out at the last minute it fell to Elektra in-house producer Bruce Botnik. Rumoured drug problems and band fall-outs created a tense atmosphere but one which resulted in an album of intricately arranged acoustic guitar, swelling strings and Spanish horns combined with morbid and foreboding lyrics which prophesized an end to the golden age. 

                                                                                                                                'Forever Changes' is inarguably Love's masterpiece and an album of enduring beauty, but it's also one of the few major works of its era that saw the dark clouds looming on the cultural horizon, and the result was music that was as prescient as it was compelling – Mark Deming. 

                                                                                                                                Air have been one of the most iconic French acts of the last two decades, with worldwide hits that have shaped the forefront of modern electronica, calling on various styles and constantly crossing genre barriers, re-shaping the rules as they go. Boasting eight incredible studio albums and live shows that few can match in technical ability, this new compilation album will feature all the greatest hits of the past twenty years, as well as 14 rarities tracks.

                                                                                                                                Featuring hits such as ‘All I Need’, ‘Sexy Boy’ and ‘Kelly Watch The Stars’ this album is the perfect showcase to the incredible downtempo and psychedelic Zen that is Air, and with rare recordings that includes live sessions to truly encapsulate the prowess of their on stage presence.


                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                Andy says: I have included this Best Of, not for the peerless poise and majesty of Air's well known top songs, but for the magic within the collected b-sides and unreleased stuff on the second disc. It's like having a brand new Air album!

                                                                                                                                Dexys

                                                                                                                                Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul

                                                                                                                                Dexys need little introduction, under their previous guise as Dexys Midnight Runners with Kevin Rowland at the helm they sold millions of records and had 2 number ones in Geno and of course Come On Eileen. First forward 30 odd years and Dexys Midnight Runners are now Dexys and have been since their first new album in 27 years 2012’s One Day I’m Gonna Soar. Release to massive critical and public acclaim the album charted at number 13 and received a rapturous response both live and on record.

                                                                                                                                June 3rd sees the long awaited new album from Dexys, Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul, an album that Kevin Rowland has been wanting to do since 1985. Kevin says “It’s in the title-Dexys DO Irish and Country Soul, Dexys DO it, not BECOME it, we’re not trying to be Irish, we haven’t used too many Celtic instruments on there, It’s OUR sound.” Kevin has always followed his intuition, from the bold, poetic soul stylings of Searching For The Young Soul Rebels through the fervent folk of Too-Rye-Ay to the once misunderstood, now revered drama of Don’t Stand Me Down. Let The Record Show displays a mature confidence without sacrificing any of the charism that makes Dexys special.

                                                                                                                                The album is a collection of “re-interpretations“ of songs that Kevin holds dear for a number of reasons. Including covers of Bee Gees’ ‘To Love Somebody’, Rod Stewart’s ‘You Wear It well’ and Johnny Cash’s ‘40 Shades Of Green’. In addition to these there are the first two singles, ‘Both Sides Now’ written and performed by Joni Mitchell and also recorded by Judy Collins and the lesser known ‘Grazing In the Grass’ originally by The Friends Of Distinction. 


                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                3xDeluxe CD Info: Deluxe 2CD & DVD version.

                                                                                                                                Captain Beefheart

                                                                                                                                Clear Spot - 180 Gram Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                  Three 180g vinyl reissues  – originally released in the “Sun, Zoom, Spark” box set, they are now released separately.

                                                                                                                                  One of Captain Beefhearts more accessible albums, but it's not to the detriment of the 'Beefheart' sound. Includes classics such as "Big Eyed Beans From Venus".

                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                  LP Info: “Clear Spot” is in a clear plastic sleeve, as per the original.

                                                                                                                                  Captain Beefheart

                                                                                                                                  The Spotlight Kid - 180 Gram Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                    Three 180g vinyl reissues – originally released in the “Sun, Zoom, Spark” box set, they are now released separately. 

                                                                                                                                    The Spotlight Kid is a slower blusier classic from 1972 similar in style to "Clear Spot". Includes classic such as "I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby" and "Grow Fins".

                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                    Son Volt

                                                                                                                                    Live At The Bottom Line 02/12/96

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                                                                                                                                      'Live' content from the recent Trace Deluxe reissue, Live from the Bottom Line/February 12, 1996.

                                                                                                                                      Mystery Artists

                                                                                                                                      SXS - Mystery

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                                                                                                                                        Hawkwind

                                                                                                                                        Space Ritual - 180g Vinyl

                                                                                                                                          Featuring Hawkwind's classic line-up, which included vocalist/guitarist (and band constant) Dave Brock and bassist/occasional vocalist Lemmy (soon to depart and form Motorhead), 1973's "Space Ritual" is monolithic in stature and stands as the group's most impressive live (if not overall) recording. Although the ensemble often garnered comparisons to Pink Floyd, Hawkwind was far more aggressive than Waters, Gilmour, and company, charging through a potent, freeform set of cosmic freakouts (the trippy "Earth Calling") and rumbling metal ("Lord of Light" sounds like Black Sabbath in lunar orbit). 

                                                                                                                                          While the entire outing is stellar, the British space-rock group really hits a stride during the epic "Orgone Accumulator", which settles into a deep, acid groove. Although the spoken-word segments (most notably a recitation of sci-fi/fantasy author Michael Moorcock's "Black Corridor" by vocalist/poet Bob Calvert) might not suit everyone, "Space Ritual" endures as both a document of its era and one of Hawkwind's finest releases.

                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                          2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                          Morrissey

                                                                                                                                          Bona Drag - 180g Vinyl

                                                                                                                                            Originally released in October 1990, "Bona Drag" brings together his first seven singles, four of which went Top 10: his Top 5 debut, "Suedehead"; the anthemic "Everyday Is Like Sunday"; "Interesting Drug", and "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys". Completing the album come the Top 20 hits "Ouija Board, Ouija Board", "November Spawned A Monster" and "Piccadilly Palare" alongside a selection of high quality B-sides from all the singles.

                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            2xLtd LP Info: Includes poster.

                                                                                                                                            Otis Redding

                                                                                                                                            Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul

                                                                                                                                            One of the most influential soul singers of the 1960s, Otis Redding exemplified to many listeners the power of Southern "deep soul" – hoarse, gritty vocals, brassy arrangements, and an emotional way with both party tunes and aching ballads. At the time of his tragic death at the age of 26, Redding was on the verge of breaking through to a wide pop audience (which he would indeed do with his posthumous number one single "[Sittin' On] The Dock of the Bay"). He was also tremendously respected by many white groups, particularly the Rolling Stones, who covered Redding's "Pain in My Heart." (via Allmusic.com)





                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            Ltd LP Info: Limited blue vinyl pressing.

                                                                                                                                            Velvet Underground

                                                                                                                                            Live At Max's Kansas City - Remastered

                                                                                                                                            2015 expanded remaster of the legendary live recording from Max’s Kansas City; includes: “Sweet Jane”, "New Age”, “White Light/White Heat” & “Femme Fatale”.

                                                                                                                                            On August 23, 1970, Brigid Polk captured one of the Velvet Underground’s sets on her portable cassette recorder. The original record is that: raw and as it was played that night. This release of the seminal live album includes remastered audio, new sequencing and 5 extra tracks.

                                                                                                                                            “The Velvet Underground is known for being groundbreaking, and they prove it with their simplicity. You don’t have to be complicated to shake up the status quo. We know that very well now, but it is thanks to them that we have that creative knowledge. As time goes, the influence of this band will only continue to unroll, and with this album we have the opportunity to peer into their lives and music as it was then.”
                                                                                                                                            Consequence of Sound

                                                                                                                                            Joni Mitchell

                                                                                                                                            The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

                                                                                                                                              For many, the soft and crystal-clear voice of Joni Mitchell at the beginning of her career will remain indelible in their memory. The innovative style of her peaceful, folk guitar music caught the attention of David Crosby, member of the highly popular band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and in 1968 he produced her very first album. Only three years later she became inspired by the cool flow of modern jazz and set off on new musical paths. "The Hissing Of Summer Lawns" represents a great leap away from the folk scene. Even the very first number, "In France They Kiss On Main Street", stands out thanks to its surprisingly unconventional melodic writing which is answered by powerful bass lines in a Jaco Pastorius-like style. Experiments with sound follow, such as the use of warrior drums of the Burundi and the growling sinus tones of the Moog synthesiser ("The Jungle Line") and then there is a whole line-up of minor-key songs behind whose jet-set foreground one finds a sophisticated jazz spirit. Even the final gospel-like singing ("Shadows And Light") contains little touches of the poignant melancholy which is found throughout the album. With her highly versatile, uniquely textured voice, which has often been compared favourably to that of Kate Bush, and her song texts whose lyrical depths are similar to Patti Smith's, Joni Mitchell has created a masterwork of the Seventies.

                                                                                                                                              New Order

                                                                                                                                              Republic - 2015 Remastered Version

                                                                                                                                                If you aren't familiar with this album's first single, then you must not have been listening to the radio in the summer of 1993, because "Regret" was virtually everywhere at the time, hitting #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock and Hot Dance Music / Club Play charts, #7 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart, and even provided the band with a top-30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Other key tracks on the album included "Ruined in a Day," "World," and "Spooky," each of which made it into the top 30 of at least one Billboard chart. Given that it was New Order's first album in four years at the time of its release, it's probably fair to call it a comeback, and a successful one at that.

                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                LP Info: 180 gram vinyl, includes MP3 download code.

                                                                                                                                                Gang Of Four

                                                                                                                                                Solid Gold

                                                                                                                                                  Formed in 1977 by Leeds University students, Gang of Four produced some of the most exhilarating and lasting music of the early English post-punk era. They play a stripped-down mix of punk rock, funk and dub, with an emphasis on the social and political ills of society. They have released nine studio albums over their lengthy career as well as an array of compilations and live albums.

                                                                                                                                                  Solid Gold is the second album by Gang of Four, released in 1981. Described by AllMusic as a “politically charged, more Teutonic take on funk”, it was listed as one of Pitchfork Media’s best albums of the 1980s.

                                                                                                                                                  Primal Scream

                                                                                                                                                  Sonic Flower Groove

                                                                                                                                                    On this debut album from Primal Scream they wore their musical heart on their sleeve. Chiming guitars and pretty melodies that hark back to a by gone Byrdsian era.


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