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Wilco

Summerteeth - Deluxe Edition

    Wilco’s third album, Summerteeth, arrived in March 1999 to glowing reviews for its daring arrangements, lush harmonies and revealing lyrics. More than 20 years later, the Chicago-based band is expanding one of its best with multiple collections packed with hours of unreleased studio and live recordings.

    Summerteeth introduced many fan-favourite classic tracks that the band continues to play live today, including I’m Always In Love, A Shot In The Arm and Via Chicago. The 24 previously unreleased recordings that debut on the deluxe edition explore the making of the critically acclaimed album with demos No Hurry and I’ll Sing It, outtakes I’m Always In Love (Early Run Through) and Viking Dan, and alternate versions Summer Teeth (Slow Rhodes Version) and Pieholden Suite (Alternate).

    Limited to 6,000 copies, the five-LP set features the remastered studio album as well as the unreleased demos, alternates and outtake recordings pressed on 180-gram vinyl. However, instead of the Colorado concert included in the CD package, the LP version contains a special, exclusive performance from early 1999 titled, An Unmitigated Disaster, a previously unreleased live in-store performance at Tower Records on March 11, 1999, just two days after the album was released. The 10-song set, which was broadcast on Chicago radio station WXRT-FM, highlights several tracks from Summerteeth (“We’re Just Friends,” “How To Fight Loneliness” and “Can’t Stand It”). This show will only be available in the LP collection.

    The four-CD starts with a Bob Ludwig 2020 remastered version of the original album (making its CD debut), along with an entire disc of unreleased studio outtakes, alternate versions and demos that chart the making of the album from songwriting demos to alternate studio arrangements to finished masters.

    The two remaining discs in the CD version of Summerteeth (Deluxe Edition) feature a previously unissued live show. The concert took place late in the Summerteeth tour, on November 1, 1999 in Colorado at The Boulder Theatre, when the new songs had been road-tested and the band was in top form. Sourced from an uncirculated soundboard recording, it features band members Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Ken Coomer and Jay Bennett. Most of the songs on Summerteeth were performed during the show, along with several tracks from the band’s two previous records, Being There (1996) and A.M. (1995), as well as Mermaid Avenue (1999). The latter was the first in a series of albums that Wilco recorded with Billy Bragg where the group wrote music for and sang previously unheard lyrics penned by folk icon Woody Guthrie.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Deluxe CD Info: 4 CD set.

    The Replacements

    Pleased To Meet Me (Deluxe Box Set Edition)

      Originally released in 1987, “Pleased To Meet Me” is the fifth studio album from American rock band, The Replacements. Formed in Minneapolis in 1979, The Replacements initially started out as a punk rock band but grew to be one of the pioneers of alternative rock. Pleased To Meet Me is the only album from the band recorded as a trio after guitarist Bob Stinson’s exit after the release of their fourth studio album “Tim”, and before the addition of guitarist Bob ‘Slim’ Dunlap.

      The album is available here as a 3CD/1LP box set with The music presented in a 12 x 12 hardcover book with rare photos and a new historical liner note by Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements.

      The album received widespread critical acclaim with Rolling Stone describing it as “an album alive with the crackle of conflicting emotions and kamikaze rock & roll fire”, as well as Pitchfork rating it 9.3 out of 10. The album is often considered as one of the greatest albums of the 1980’s.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Box set Info: 3CD / 1LP (180 gram) Box Set.

      New Order

      Power, Corruption & Lies - Definitive Edition

        Following last year’s inaugural box set, Power Corruption & Lies is the next Definitive Edition to chronical the history of one of the UK’s most enduring and influential groups.

        The box which includes an LP, two CDs, two DVDs and a book, features the album remastered for the first time from the original analogue tape masters on LP, and CD. The Extras CD contains previously unreleased writing sessions from New Order’s Manchester rehearsal rooms and the 1982 John Peel Session for the BBC. The DVDs capture New Order live during 1982 & 83 at The Hacienda and Kilkenny, the 1984 Play at Home Channel 4 TV documentary and other rare live & TV performances. Finally a beautiful 48 page hardback book of rare photos and brand new essay from Dave Simpson completes the Peter Saville designed box.

        Power, Corruption & Lies was recorded in 1982 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington and produced by New Order.

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        New Order

        Blue Monday - Remastered Edition

          The biggest selling 12” single of all time in the UK, reissued and remastered from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. Originally released on Factory Records in March 1983, the single has become the band’s most recognisable track

          New Order

          Confusion - Remastered Edition

            The band’s sixth single and their first collaboration with DJ Arthur Baker. Originally released in August 1983, this new reissue remastered from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios.

            New Order

            Thieves Like Us - Remastered Edition

              Originally released on Factory in April 1984, the title is taken from the Robert Altman movie "Thieves Like Us". The cover design by Peter Saville is based on a painting by Giorgio de Chirico.

              New Order

              Murder - Remastered Edition

                Released in May 1984, ‘Murder’ was originally recorded in Winter 1982 during the sessions for the Power, Corruption & Lies album. Peter Saville's cover art is a "night-time" version of the "Thieves Like Us" sleeve. 

                Prince

                Sign O' The Times - Super Deluxe Edition

                  Overflowing with musical ideas and topical lyrics that sound just as relevant today as they did when they were initially released, Prince’s iconic double album Sign O’ The Times captured the artist in a period of complete reinvention. The final 16-track album included just some of the countless songs Prince recorded in the prolific period of 1985-1987, which saw the dissolution of his band The Revolution, the construction of his innovative recording complex, Paisley Park, and the creation (and ultimate abandonment) of the albums Dream Factory, Camille, and Crystal Ball.

                  The Super Deluxe Edition will feature the classic album remastered for the very first time, 63 previously unreleased tracks, and a previously unreleased 2+ hour video concert performance from Prince’s legendary vault that illuminates his wide-ranging and prolific creativity in this era. Following the successful release of the 1999 Super Deluxe Edition in the fall of 2019, the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition represents the deepest dive to date into Prince’s vault and includes a total of 92 audio tracks across thirteen LPs in the vinyl box set or 8 CD's in the CD box set.


                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  LP Box Set Info: 13LP + DVD 180g Black Vinyl.

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                  CD Box Set Info: 8CD + DVD.

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                  Prince

                  Sign O' The Times - Deluxe Edition

                    Overflowing with musical ideas and topical lyrics that sound just as relevant today as they did when they were initially released, Prince’s iconic double album Sign O’ The Times captured the artist in a period of complete reinvention. The final 16-track album included just some of the countless songs Prince recorded in the prolific period of 1985-1987, which saw the dissolution of his band The Revolution, the construction of his innovative recording complex, Paisley Park, and the creation (and ultimate abandonment) of the albums Dream Factory, Camille, and Crystal Ball.

                    This September 25, The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Records/Rhino UK, will reissue Sign O’ The Times. This 3CD and 4LP Deluxe Editions will feature the classic album remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman, along with single mixes and edits released in the period the album was released.


                    Prince

                    Sign O' The Times - Remastered

                      Overflowing with musical ideas and topical lyrics that sound just as relevant today as they did when they were initially released, Prince’s iconic double album Sign O’ The Times captured the artist in a period of complete reinvention. The final 16-track album included just some of the countless songs Prince recorded in the prolific period of 1985-1987, which saw the dissolution of his band The Revolution, the construction of his innovative recording complex, Paisley Park, and the creation (and ultimate abandonment) of the albums Dream Factory, Camille, and Crystal Ball.

                      This September 25, The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Records/Rhino UK, will reissue Sign O’ The Times. This limited edition 2LP peach vinyl set and 2CD set will feature the classic album remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman.


                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      2xColoured LP Info: 2xLP 180g Peach Coloured Vinyl on the initial run only.

                      Hawkwind

                      At The BBC 1972

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                        Recorded live by the BBC on 28th September 1972 at the BBC's famed Paris Theatre in London, this is the classic "Space Ritual" era Hawkwind featuring Dave Brock, Nik Turner, Lemmy Kilmister & Stacia Blake.This 11 track, hour long show of the stereo version features Hawkwind classics "Born To Go", "Seven By Seven" & "Master of the Universe".The release also includes two bonus tracks recorded for Johnny Walker's BBC Radio 1 show the same year; "Brainstorm" & "Silver Machine"

                        Jethro Tull

                        Stormwatch 2

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                          Stormwatch 2, will comprise of the additional tracks from the Stormwatch 40TH ANNIVERSARY FORCE 10 EDITION which were not on the original vinyl album.

                          New Order

                          The John Peel Session 1982

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                            NEW ORDER Peel sessions is this 4 track 12"single remastered in a newly created Peter Saville sleeve.From the PC&L project

                            The Pogues

                            At The BBC 1984

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                              THE POGUES AT THE BBC 1984/5 Side 1: Broadcast 17/4/84 (as Pogue Mahone) The John Peel Show; 1-Streams Of Whiskey, 2-Greenland Whale Fisheries, 3-The Boys From The County Hell, 4-The Auld Triangle; Recorded 10/4/84 Maida Vale Studio 5 MRD TdB, Broadcast 9th July 1984 David 'Kid' Jensen - 5-Dingle Regatta/Holly Johnsons, 6-Poor Paddy On The Raiway, 7-The Boys From The County Hell, 8-Connemara Let's Go Side 2: Broadcast 12th December 1984 John Peel Show; 1-Whiskey You're The Devil, 2-The Navigator, 3-Sally McLannan, 4-Danny Boy, Recorded 4/12/84 Maida Vale Studio 5 MRD MR, Broadcast 11th July 1985 Janice Long Show; 5-Wildcats Of Kilkenny, 6-Billy's Bones, 7-The Old Main Drag, 8-Dirty Old Town, Recorded 3/7/85 Maida Vale Studio 5 BYA MPK

                              Joy Division

                              Closer: 40th Anniversary Edition

                                Limited edition 40th anniversary version of the band’s second and final studio album, pressed on 180g crystal clear vinyl.

                                Originally released in July 1980 on Factory Records, the album reached number 6 in the UK Charts. In the same year, the album was voted number 1 in NME’s 1980 Albums of the Year poll.

                                Closer was recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios in Islington, London. It was produced by the highly praised Martin Hannett whose distinctive production style utilised unorthodox sound recording and technology.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                Coloured LP Info: 180g 12” 1LP on Crystal Clear Vinyl.

                                Joy Division

                                Transmission

                                  Joy Division’s debut single, FAC 13, Transmission kicked off the group’s trend for releasing singles that didn’t appear on their albums. This 40th anniversary 12” features remastered audio on 180g vinyl, and the original artwork on heavyweight board with an embossed sleeve.

                                  Joy Division

                                  Love Will Tear Us Apart

                                    Joy Division’s most enduring classic, Love Will Tear Us Apart, was released in June 1980 not long after Ian Curtis’ untimely passing; and become the group’s highest charting single. Named NME Single of the Year 1980, this 40th anniversary 12” has been remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl and features Peter Saville’s iconic original artwork.

                                    Joy Division

                                    Atmosphere

                                      The second of the group’s three singles, Atmosphere, was originally released as “Licht und Blindheit” in France only with a different B-side, before being released on Factory in May 1980 as FACUS 2. This 40th anniversary 12” single has been remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl and features the original artwork.

                                      Jim Morrison & The Doors

                                      An American Prayer

                                        An American Prayer was The Doors’ 9th and final studio album and posthumously features Jim Morrison. The band reunited 7 years after Morrison’s death and 5 years after the remaining members broke up. They recorded backing tracks over Morrison’s poetry, originally recorded between 1969-1970. Other pieces of music and audio include dialogue from Morrison’s film HWY: An American Pastoral and snippets from jam sessions

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        LP Info: 180g Black Vinyl 1LP Gatefold with Booklet

                                        David Bowie

                                        Alabama Song - 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

                                          Originally released in the UK on 15th February, 1980 ‘ALABAMA SONG’ was initially written as a poem by Bertolt Brecht in 1925 and was put to music by Kurt Weill for the 1927 play Little Mahogany. David Bowie was a longstanding Brecht fan and included the song in the setlist for his 1978 Isolar II tour.

                                          The studio version of ‘ALABAMA SONG’ on the A-side of this release was recorded on July 2nd 1978, the day after the final show of the European leg of the tour, at Tony Visconti’s Good Earth Studios in Soho, London.

                                          The AA-Side features two previously unreleased tracks; A rendition of “Heroes” track ‘JOE THE LION’ recorded at the soundcheck of the tour’s final Earls Court show on the 1st July 1978. Though rehearsed for the Isolar II tour ‘JOE THE LION’ would not make its live debut until the Serious Moonlight tour of 1983.

                                          The second track on the AA-side is a live version of ‘ALABAMA SONG’ also recorded July 1st 1978—a different performance than the one featured on the live album Welcome To The Blackout.

                                          Ramones

                                          It's Alive - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                            This is the first live album from the American punk rock band, Ramones. Originally released in 1979, the album was recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London on New Year’s Eve 1977 and is often considered to be one of the band’s best live performances. The album received 5 stars out of 5 from Record Collector and was ranked at 279 in Rock Hard Magazine’s book, The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of all Time.

                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                            2xColoured LP Info: Double 140 gram coloured vinyl.

                                            The Replacements

                                            Don't Tell A Soul - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                              Originally released in 1989, this is the sixth studio album from the Replacements, but the first with Bob ‘Slim’ Dunlap on guitar, replacing Bob Stinson in 1987. Featuring their hit single ‘I’ll Be You’, this album received high praise across the board, with Rolling Stone stating that the album was full of Westerberg’s ‘sharp-tongued wordplay and idiosyncratic musical structures’.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Coloured LP Info: RSD store exclusive 140 gram clear vinyl.

                                              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.


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                                                LP Box Set Info: 8 LP black vinyl box set.

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                                                Fleetwood Mac

                                                Tusk - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                  ‘Tusk’ was originally released in October 1979 and quickly climbed to Number One on the UK album chart. The album spawned the huge hit singles ‘Tusk’ and ‘Sara’.

                                                  More than any other Fleetwood Mac album, 'Tusk' is born of a particular time and place - it could only have been created in the aftermath of 'Rumours', which shattered sales records, which in turn gave the group a blank check for its next album. But if they were falling apart during the making of 'Rumours', they were officially broken and shattered during the making of 'Tusk', and that disconnect between bandmembers resulted in a sprawling, incoherent, and utterly brilliant 20-track double album.

                                                  Unavailable on vinyl for many years, ‘Tusk’ is now released as a 140gm double vinyl LP.

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                                                  2xColoured LP Info: Double 140g Silver Vinyl.

                                                  Fleetwood Mac

                                                  Mirage - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                    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.” 

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                                                    Coloured LP Info: 140g Violet Vinyl.

                                                    Lou Reed

                                                    The Raven

                                                      Lou Reed's 2003 album, and 19th solo album "The Raven", is a concept album, recounting the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe. The album which features guest vocals from Laurie Anderson and David Bowie (amongst others) This is the first time "The Raven" will appear on vinyl.

                                                      Fleetwood Mac

                                                      Fleetwood Mac (75) - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                        The eponymous title signified a new begining for the erstwhile blues outfit from England, as two Californians - Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham- climbed on board and chartered the band into poppier territory. Recorded in just 10 days (in 1975) and lyrically dealing with doubt, suicide, witches, mountains and magic this record waved bye-bye to sweaty blues and gave a big warm hug to slick, summery, catchy soft rock. Don't be put off: it's full of soul and emotion. This is music from a time when even radio-rock wanted to have substance, wanted to reach for somethin' other...

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                                                        Coloured LP Info: 140gram White 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.

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                                                              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.

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                                                              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.

                                                                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’.

                                                                    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)

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                                                                        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)

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                                                                          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

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                                                                            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)

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                                                                              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

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

                                                                                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.

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                                                                                  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.

                                                                                        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. 

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                            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. 

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                                                                                              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.



                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                        “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.

                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                    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 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.”

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                                                                                                                        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 & 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

                                                                                                                          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

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

                                                                                                                                Theme Song from the “Deutschland 83” TV Series.

                                                                                                                                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.


                                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                                      Son Volt

                                                                                                                                      Live At The Bottom Line 02/12/96

                                                                                                                                        'Live' content from the recent Trace Deluxe reissue, Live from the Bottom Line/February 12, 1996. Released as part of Record Store Day 2016.

                                                                                                                                        After the breakup of Uncle Tupelo in 1994, Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy parted company. While Tweedy created the more pop-orientated Wilco, Farrar produced Son Volt’s ‘Trace’ a year later. The album was an alternative-country masterpiece and a roots-rock journey through America. 


                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                  Led Zeppelin

                                                                                                                                                  Coda - Standard Remastered Edition

                                                                                                                                                  The appropriately titled Coda was Led Zeppelin’s final album of studio recordings. Released in 1982, it was comprised of eight unreleased tracks recorded between 1970 and 1978. It peaked at #6 on the album charts and has been certified platinum in the U.S. 

                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                  Andy says: Something old, something new, and then there's "Bonzo's Montreaux" which is a John Bonham drum piece (with extra electronics by Jimmy Page) that is the only drum solo ever worth hearing!

                                                                                                                                                  Joy Division

                                                                                                                                                  Still - 2007 Remaster Edition

                                                                                                                                                    'Still', first released in October ‘81 through Factory Records is a compilation consisting of Joy Division’s unreleased studio and live recordings. 'Still' includes a live recording of Joy Division’s last concert at Birmingham University, plus the only live performance of “Ceremony” which later become New Order’s debut single, and a cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Sister Ray’ recorded at the moonlight club in London April 1980. This new heavyweight double vinyl edition features audio from the 2007 remaster available on vinyl for the first time. 

                                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                    2xLP Info: 2xLP 180 Gram Heavy Weight 12” Vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                    2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                    Led Zeppelin

                                                                                                                                                    Presence - Deluxe Remastered Edition

                                                                                                                                                    Originally released in 1976, Presence was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany. The album—which peaked at #1 in both the U.S. and UK and was certified triple platinum—crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” and “Achilles Last Stand” and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best.

                                                                                                                                                    This deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin’s Presence newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page is accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page. The companion audio disc that accompanies Presence has five unreleased reference mixes from the sessions, which reveal works in progress. Along with alternate incarnations of “For Your Life” “Achilles Last Stand” and “Royal Orleans,” there is also the previously unheard instrumental curiously titled “10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod).” 

                                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                    Andy says: A previously unreleased instrumental is the draw for Zep completists on this deluxe version of their last truly great LP.

                                                                                                                                                    Joy Division

                                                                                                                                                    Substance - 2010 Remaster Edition

                                                                                                                                                    Joy Division compilation ‘Substance’, first released in 1988 fills in the missing pieces of the band’s history with four non-album singles (‘Transmission’, ‘Komakino’, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and ‘Atmosphere’), plus their B-sides.

                                                                                                                                                    LP Edition
                                                                                                                                                    This new heavyweight double vinyl edition features audio remastered in 2010 for the +- singles box and for the first time on vinyl, the expanded tracklist from the original CD release, plus two additional songs: “As You Said” and the Pennine version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” 

                                                                                                                                                    CD Edition
                                                                                                                                                    This new CD edition features audio remastered in 2010 for the +- singles box. The tracklist matches the expanded original CD release, plus two additional songs: “As You Said” and the Pennine version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” 


                                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                    2xLP Info: 2xLP 180 gram heavyweight 12” vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                    Joy Division

                                                                                                                                                    Unknown Pleasures - 2007 Remaster Edition

                                                                                                                                                    It's difficult to describe the jaw-dropping astonishment that came with the release of this, Joy Division's debut album, in 1979. That four Mancunian punks could create a work of such power, splendour and originality that would change pop music forever, well, a whole new genre had to be invented for them. This had the honesty and passion of punk, but this was arty, angular, literary and unique; this was definitely post-punk, but the massive impact of this record saw Joy Division quickly transcend any pigeon-holing. With singer Ian Curtis documenting fear and alienation, and the band conjuring powerful, brooding rock that featured bass as a lead instrument, dischordant guitar and churning drums and percussion, an emotive group was turned into one of the greatest of all time by Martin Hannett's beautiful production. This is bleak, heavy music, but it's also incredibly exhilarating. In Curtis's words and monotone vocals there's doom and drama, but you could never say this was an act; this is pure, naked emotion captured on tape. There's an intensity here that still shocks.

                                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                    LP Info: 180g vinyl edition.

                                                                                                                                                    Joy Division

                                                                                                                                                    Closer - 2007 Remaster Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                      Joy Division's second album came out a year after their debut, and many consider it an even greater achievement. Whilst still messed-up, depressed and turbulent, there's a less violent and more resigned vibe here. A majestic gloom prevails and whilst the old side one would feature their trademark, twisted, scariness, a glacial, detached beauty sees the last four songs take Joy Division into the realm of the gods. These are brooding soundscapes with keyboards to the fore (the whole album has less guitars) and heartbreaking melodies. In this seamless run of four unbelievable tracks, the sorrow and emptiness is so real, so powerful, that nothing in popular music has since surpassed it. They were growing as writers and their sound had evolved. Two of the most stunning albums in the history of pop and only a year apart. A whole slew of imitators were waiting in the wings, and Joy Division were set to take on the world. We all know what happened next.

                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                      LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                      Air's Nicolas Godin and Jean Benoit Dunckel were a couple of cerebral keyboard geeks from Versailles, France, where they obviously don't get out of the studio much. Their space-pop debut, "Moon Safari", was a truly obsessive hommage to easy listening, a sublime Eurocheese omelet. They built their music out of classic 60s French schlock: bongos, castanets, vintage electric piano, dream-weaver synths and shag-carpet organ straight from the soundtracks of movies like Un Homme et Une Femme. The music is full of hidden jokes, as when "Remember" replicates the distorted drum intro from the Beach Boys hit "Do It Again"; Air's Brian Wilson allusion isn't some "Smile"-era obscurity - it's a beach-party blowout. Loads of American bands tried to emulate the fab tackiness of 1960s French pop. But Moon Safari proves that the French really do it better themselves.

                                                                                                                                                      To coincide with the deluxe reissue of “The Virgin Suicides”, Warner / Parlophone will also release remastered versions of Air’s five album discography on 180-gram vinyl with original artwork – their first EP 'Premiers Symptômes' (1997), 'Moon Safari' (1998), '10,000 Hz Legend' (2001), 'Talkie Walkie' (2004), and 'Pocket Symphony' (2007). 



                                                                                                                                                      The Pogues

                                                                                                                                                      Rum Sodomy And The Lash

                                                                                                                                                      Combining the spirit of punk with traditional Irish folk music, The Pogues were one of the most radical bands of the 1980’s. Their instantly recognizable and politically tinged music helped them achieve 5 consecutive top 20 albums in the UK as well as producing the hit single ‘Fairytale of New York’ which is widely regarded as the greatest Christmas song of all time. 

                                                                                                                                                      To celebrate over 30 Years of the Pogues, Rhino is reissuing the band’s first 5 classic albums along with the 1986 Elvis Costello produced EP ‘Poguetry In Motion’. 

                                                                                                                                                      Features the original audio mastered to vinyl at Abbey Road for the highest quality. Includes original artwork and printed inner bag.

                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: 180g vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                      Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                      The Eagles

                                                                                                                                                      Hotel California

                                                                                                                                                        Following on from the “Eagles - The Studio Albums 1972 – 1979” vinyl box set released last October, the six albums are now being released individually. Each LP is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and replicates the original album packaging (which means that “Eagles” is reissued as the band originally intended. “Hotel California” includes a replica of the poster from the original issue with band photos by Norman Seeff in full colour.


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