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Bruce Springsteen

Letter To You

    Letter To You is Bruce Springsteen’s new studio album with the E Street Band, and is a rock album fuelled by the band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound. Recorded at his home studio in New Jersey, Letter To You is Springsteen’s 20th studio album, and is his first album including the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes and their first performances together since 2016’s The River Tour.

    “I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” says Springsteen. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xColoured LP Info: Retail exclusive grey vinyl

    Jimi Hendrix

    Band Of Gypsys - 50th Anniversary Edition

      Band of Gypsys was originally released in March 1970, at a time when Hendrix was at the peak of his powers. Featuring a new line up consisting of drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox, it was recorded across two performances at the Fillmore East on New Year’s Day 1970. The resulting live album captured an incendiary mix of blues, rock, and funk.

      The 50th anniversary edition of Band of Gypsys features an 8 page book featuring rare archival photos and an essay by Hendrix archivist John McDermott, and has been remastered from the original analogue stereo tapes by Eddie Kramer, long time engineer to Jimi Hendrix. 

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: 180 gram audiophile pressing on dark red marble effect vinyl.

      Simon & Garfunkel

      Bridge Over Troubled Water

        This is the 50th anniversary release of this iconic Simon & Garfunkel album, regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time! The final album they recorded was less folk & more Rock, Gospel, R&B, Pop. The album sales were certified x10 Platinum in the UK & won several Grammy's in America. Includes the title track, alongside "The Boxer", "Cecilia" & more... 

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Coloured LP Info: This new version is pressed on 180gm, heavyweight Gold LP Vinyl, with a bespoke insert containing a download code.

        Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

        Bandana Beats

        Instrumental version of the amazing "Bandana" album from 2019. You know the score by now... Madlib's beats are just sooo juicy and nice, he normally releases them separately to the artist's vocal album.

        Such was the case with "Pinata" and now "Bandana", the unofficial follow-up, continues the trend. One of hip-hop's most respected beat makers shows no signs of losing his edge in his forties - he's still one of the best in the business!

        Unlike "Pinata"'s glamourising, flamboyant celebration of the drug game (albeit with some rather cutting lyrics), "Bandana"'s beats highlight the claustrophobic, tense and unbridled darkness that also comes with it. Smothered in a foreboding, dready weight, the perfect canvas for Gibbs' black hearted lyrics. 


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Matt says: Madlib's killer beats always deserve a seperate album to themselves and no more so is this apparant than the claustophobic and edgy tension of "Bandana".

        Arcade Fire

        Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)

          Numbered, limited edition recreation of a 7" released in advance of the band's debut album "Funeral."


          Jeff Buckley

          Live On KCRW : Morning Becomes Eclectic

            One of the most magical, as-yet unreleased live performances by Jeff Buckley debuts on vinyl as part of the continuing celebration of the 25th anniversary of his debut studio album Grace. Buckley’s captivating appearance on KCRW-FM’s long-running Morning Becomes Eclectic was accompanied by the core band with which he recorded Grace, and features favorites from that record, including “Mojo Pin,” “So Real,” and “Lover, You Should Have Come Over.”

            Kings Of Leon

            Day Old Belgian Blues

              Recorded on a European tour to promote their sophomore album, 2004’s Aha Shake Heartbreak, Day Old Belgian Blues captures Kings of Leon’s raw, urgent rock sound as it swept over fans and critics alike. This live EP, featuring versions of “The Bucket,” “Four Kicks,” “Molly’s Chambers” and more, makes its vinyl debut for Record Store Day Black Friday

              Fleetwood Mac

              Before The Beginning - 1968-1970 Rare Live & Demo

                Two recently discovered live recordings from 1968 and 1970 from Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and will be released as a 3CD Boxset on 7 June 2019. The set will include rare band images and a brand new essay. Vinyl formats are on triple heavyweight discs, Volume One, the 1968 recording, contains early incarnations of some of the bands most loved and famous songs including ‘Madison Blues’ and ‘I Need Your Love So Bad’ from the blues era and ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘Willie And The Hand Jive’ from the Rock ‘n’ Roll College of Music. Volume Two will feature the 1970 recording and will also feature demos and rarities of classic tracks including ‘Oh Well’, ‘Green Manalishi’ and the bands first UK number one ‘Albatross’.

                Bob Dylan

                Travelin' Thru' 1967-96 The Bootleg Series Vol. 15

                  The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series revisits Dylan's pivotal musical journeys to Nashville, from 1967 to 1969, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash & unreleased tracks from the John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, & Self Portrait sessions. Disc One of Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 finds Dylan in Columbia's Studio A in Nashville recording alternate versions of compositions written for John Wesley Harding (October 17 and November 6, 1967) & Nashville Skyline (February 13-14, 1969) while introducing a new song "Western Road" (a Nashville Skylineouttake). Discs Two and Three of Travelin' Thru are centered around Dylan's collaborations with American music icon Johnny Cash including the much sought-after Columbia Studio A sessions & on-stage performances at the Ryman Auditorium (May 1, 1969) for the recording of the premiere episode of The Johnny Cash Show (originally broadcast on ABC-TV on June 7, 1969). Disc Three closes with tracks recorded on May 17, 1970 with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for the PBS television special, "Earl Scruggs: His Family & Friends" (originally aired January 1971). 

                  Prefab Sprout

                  Steve McQueen - Half Speed Master Edition

                    Off the back of the incredible latest album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, and following last month’s first hit of remastered vinyl, Prefab Sprout have announced an exciting next batch, featuring four of the band’s classic albums - out October 25th - all overseen by Paddy and Martin McAloon. The releases include Prefab Sprout’s renowned hit album ‘Steve McQueen’ - this time arriving as a ½ speed remaster from the original tapes and follows its 2007 ‘legacy edition’ release. An album that frequently graces critics’ “all time best” lists, it’s a record that is highly-revered. The BBC labelled it as “one of the greats. What really matters is the music. Really. If you have never listened to this album then I urge, no, demand that you do.” The releases include Prefab Sprout’s fourth studio album ‘Protest Songs’ - an essential release for the band that secured them a UK Top 20 record, as well as their sixth album ‘Andromeda Heights’, that spawned singles ‘A Prisoner Of The Past’ & ‘Electric Guitars’ and comes on 180g black vinyl for the very first time. Finally, the fourth part in the latest batch is the band’s newly mastered and remastered release of 2009’s ‘Let’s Change The World With Music’ - seen widely as the band’s comeback album, which received critical acclaim. Promo & marketing activity.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                    Prefab Sprout

                    Protest Songs

                      Off the back of the incredible latest album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, and following last month’s first hit of remastered vinyl, Prefab Sprout have announced an exciting next batch, featuring four of the band’s classic albums - out October 25th - all overseen by Paddy and Martin McAloon. The releases include Prefab Sprout’s renowned hit album ‘Steve McQueen’ - this time arriving as a ½ speed remaster from the original tapes and follows its 2007 ‘legacy edition’ release. An album that frequently graces critics’ “all time best” lists, it’s a record that is highly-revered. The BBC labelled it as “one of the greats. What really matters is the music. Really. If you have never listened to this album then I urge, no, demand that you do.” The releases include Prefab Sprout’s fourth studio album ‘Protest Songs’ - an essential release for the band that secured them a UK Top 20 record, as well as their sixth album ‘Andromeda Heights’, that spawned singles ‘A Prisoner Of The Past’ & ‘Electric Guitars’ and comes on 180g black vinyl for the very first time. Finally, the fourth part in the latest batch is the band’s newly mastered and remastered release of 2009’s ‘Let’s Change The World With Music’ - seen widely as the band’s comeback album, which received critical acclaim. Promo & marketing activity.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                      A Tribe Called Quest

                      Midnight Marauders - Vinyl Reissue

                      The third and last of the 'classic' Tribe records (preceding the addition of Jay Dee and the formation of the Ummah production team), "Midnight Marauders" sees the group at their most musically sophisticated, marrying the distinctive Tribe sound with groundbreaking sampling and adventurous rhymes. The logical evolution of the bop-influenced hooks which characterized "Low End Theory", "...Marauders" seemlessly balances jazz, soul and reggae influences with pure golden age hip hop, graduating from a cool school aesthetic to an electric jazz sound (reminiscent of fusion-era Miles Davis). Lyrically "Midnight Marauders" finds the group's abstract poetics in excellent form as usual, and Phife is miles ahead of the 'mayor-flavor' rhymes of "Can I Kick It." As per the title, the album develops the introspection of "After Hours" into a nocturnal feel which winds its way through "Midnight," the party-rock of "We Can Get Down," "Clap Your Hands" and the complex layers of "God Lives Through." No review of this LP would be complete without a moment in tribute to the majesty of the Ronnie Foster sampling "Electric Relaxation", a flawless cut which sees Q-Tip and Phife Dawg trading killer bars with effortless flow. All in all, a true classic from back in the day, which no home should be without.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                      Prefab Sprout

                      Swoon

                        Off the back of the incredible recent album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, Prefab Sprout have announced exciting release plans for remastered vinyl versions of three of the band’s classic albums along with their incredible greatest hits collection ‘A Life of Surprises: The Best Of’. From the remastering and artwork, to sourcing new images, the project has been fully orchestrated by both Paddy and Martin McAloon.

                        The releases include Prefab Sprout’s debut album ‘Swoon’ - a complex collection of songs that announced the band’s idiosyncratic style in an explosive way.

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        LP Info: 1LP on 180g black vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

                        LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                        Prefab Sprout

                        From Langley Park To Memphis

                          Off the back of the incredible recent album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, Prefab Sprout have announced exciting release plans for remastered vinyl versions of three of the band’s classic albums along with their incredible greatest hits collection ‘A Life of Surprises: The Best Of’. From the remastering and artwork, to sourcing new images, the project has been fully orchestrated by both Paddy and Martin McAloon.

                          The releases include their third album ‘From Langley Park To Memphis’, containing their biggest hit “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” along with one of the best pop anthems of the 1980s – “Cars And Girls”. The album also features contributions from Stevie Wonder and Pete Townsend. 

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          LP Info: 1LP on 180g black vinyl in standard sleeve with printed inner.

                          LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                          Prefab Sprout

                          A Life Of Surprises : The Best Of

                            Off the back of the incredible recent album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, Prefab Sprout have announced exciting release plans for remastered vinyl versions of three of the band’s classic albums along with their incredible greatest hits collection ‘A Life of Surprises: The Best Of’. From the remastering and artwork, to sourcing new images, the project has been fully orchestrated by both Paddy and Martin McAloon.

                            The releases include the band’s hit collection, ‘A Life of Surprises: The Best Of’ which is available as a double LP for the first time.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            2xLP Info: 2LP on 180g black vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

                            Prefab Sprout

                            Jordan : The Comeback

                              Off the back of the incredible recent album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, Prefab Sprout have announced exciting release plans for remastered vinyl versions of three of the band’s classic albums along with their incredible greatest hits collection ‘A Life of Surprises: The Best Of’. From the remastering and artwork, to sourcing new images, the project has been fully orchestrated by both Paddy and Martin McAloon.

                              The releases include ‘Jordan: The Comeback’ from 1990 as a double LP for the first time internationally. This is an expansive album that draws on a huge breadth of influences and includes “Wild Horses”, which was not a single, but has grown to become one of the band’s best loved tracks. 

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              2xLP Info: 2LP on 180g black vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

                              2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                              Rage Against The Machine

                              Live & Rare (Black Friday 2018)

                                Released only in Japan in 1997, this collection of live and demo tracks—available for the first time on vinyl—is a must for Rage Against The Machine fans! Includes fiery versions of “Take The Power Back” and “Bombtrack,” covers of N.W.A.’s “Fuck Tha Police” and Public Enemy’s “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos” (with Chuck D on lead vocals) and tracks from the band’s original 1991 demo tape.

                                Elvis Presley

                                30 No. 1 Hits

                                  It does what it says on the tin! 30 number ones covering his entire career, from Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog through to Suspicious Minds and Way Down.




                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  2xColoured LP Info: "Solid gold" coloured vinyl.

                                  2xColoured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                  Teenage Fanclub

                                  Bandwagonesque - Remastered Edition

                                    Originally released on Creation Records, this long out of print classic has been re-mastered for the first time from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, Norman Blake, Gerard Love, and Raymond McGinley. Packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180g single vinyl.

                                    This is one of a series of five releases, and for each the band have also selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include on a 7” with each album. These 7” singles each feature two tracks and are only available with the initial pressing of each album.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Andy says: The Fannies' masterpiece (actually their second album, proper) exploded onto the scene in 1991, blowing away the cobwebs of bogus Baggy and insipid Shoegaze with a devil-may-care attitude and a hearty lifting of classic 70's rock riffing and tuneage. It's still amazing, and timeless today!

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    Ltd LP Info: Limited edition includes bonus 7".

                                    Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                    Teenage Fanclub

                                    Howdy! - Remastered Edition

                                      Originally released on Creation Records, this long out of print classic has been re-mastered for the first time from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, Norman Blake, Gerard Love, and Raymond McGinley. Packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180g single vinyl. 

                                      This is one of a series of five releases, and for each the band have also selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include on a 7” with each album. These 7” singles each feature two tracks and are only available with the initial pressing of each album.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Andy says: Teenage Fanclub finally slow up with this year 2,000 record. It's still sweet, supremely well crafted, and in Raymond's "My Uptight Life" in particular, extraordinary, but it was no surprise that this release closed a particular chapter for this much-loved band.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Ltd LP Info: Limited edition includes bonus 7".

                                      Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                      Teenage Fanclub

                                      Thirteen - Remastered Edition

                                        Originally released on Creation Records, this long out of print classic has been re-mastered for the first time from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, Norman Blake, Gerard Love, and Raymond McGinley. Packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180g single vinyl.

                                        This is one of a series of five releases, and for each the band have also selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include on a 7” with each album. These 7” singles each feature two tracks and are only available with the initial pressing of each album.

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        Ltd LP Info: Limited edition includes bonus 7".

                                        Teenage Fanclub

                                        Songs From Northern Britain - Remastered Edition

                                          Originally released on Creation Records, this long out of print classic has been re-mastered for the first time from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, Norman Blake, Gerard Love, and Raymond McGinley. Packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180g single vinyl. 

                                          This is one of a series of five releases, and for each the band have also selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include on a 7” with each album. These 7” singles each feature two tracks and are only available with the initial pressing of each album.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Andy says: Following their masterpiece with a more mature and restrained instalment, the once fun-loving and flippant Fannies got all thoughtful and mellowin 1997. The songs are still absolutely 18 carat, and none less than Norman's puzzlingly under the radar, scarf-waving classic "Winter".

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          Ltd LP Info: Limited edition includes bonus 7".

                                          Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                          Teenage Fanclub

                                          Grand Prix - Remastered Edition

                                            Originally released on Creation Records, this long out of print classic has been re-mastered for the first time from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, Norman Blake, Gerard Love, and Raymond McGinley. Packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180g single vinyl. 

                                            This is one of a series of five releases, and for each the band have also selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include on a 7” with each album. These 7” singles each feature two tracks and are only available with the initial pressing of each album.

                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Andy says: Probably Teenage Fanclub's best ever album. Released in 1995 and spurred on by label mates Oasis ( doing something pretty similar, to be honest) igniting the scene, this record has classic song after classic song and still rings true to this day.

                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                            Ltd LP Info: Limited edition includes bonus 7".

                                            Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                            Various Artists

                                            Stranger Things : Music From The Netflix Series

                                              After furnishing us with three volumes of excellent mood-setting synth-dread from S U R V I V E's Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, the time has come for the real retroist deal, a double LP of the perfectly selected and precisely arranged period jams from the magnificent Stranger Things. A cursory scan of the tracklist reveals hits from The Police, The Clash and The Bangles, alternative anthems from Echo & The Bunnymen, Fad Gadget and Joy Division and pop smashes from Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran and Corey Heart. Stitched together with choice bits of dialogue from the show, this mixtape is an immersive trip into glorious nostalgia.

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Patrick says: While Dixon & Stein have deservedly picked up the plaudits for their Carpenter-esque synthery, the music supervision of Stranger Things was every bit as important in setting the scene. This double vinyl set serves up winners from series 1 & 2 pieced together with dialogue from the show. Contains Joy Division, Cyndi Lauper and Devo - mint!

                                              Twenty years ago Cypress Hill was on top of the world, with two chart topping albums and several number one singles. Upon its release on Halloween, "Temples of Boom" might have illustrated their total disregard for the commercial success they’d enjoyed up until that point. This album was darker. The beats were spookier. The lyrics were grim. Even the album cover had a gloomier look, which is saying a lot when looking back at Black Sunday’s cover. It seemed that instead of riding the success of their previous two platinum albums they were heading in the opposite direction, pop culture be damned. Then something strange happened: "Temples of Boom" went platinum. B-Real, Sen Dog, and Muggs had put out an album that was all about them, not the mainstream or Columbia Records, and it worked. The fans remained steadfastly open to something new. 

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                              2 LPs, yellow 180 Gram, in gatefold jacket with audio and Lemonade film download inserts.

                                              '"Lemonade" is the sixth studio album by American singer Beyoncé. Released via Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records, it is Beyoncé's second 'visual album' following her previous eponymous 2013 album, as well as a concept album, accompanied upon its release by a one-hour film aired on HBO. Primarily an R&B album, "Lemonade" encompasses a variety of genres, including pop, reggae, blues, rock, hip hop, soul, funk, Americana, country, gospel, electronic, and trap music. The album features guest vocals from James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and Jack White. The album contains samples and interpolations of a number of hip-hop and rock songs.' - Wiki


                                              Jimi Hendrix

                                              Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix

                                                This is a 20 track, double (140gm), vinyl format which includes a download code insert.

                                                All the biggest & best hits are on here, including:- "All Along The Watchtower", "Crosstown Traffic", "Purple Haze", "Foxey Lady", "Hey Joe", "Voodoo Child", "Stone Free" & many more...

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                Legend of the Wu-Tang is a compilation album by the Wu-Tang Clan, released in 2004. It is notable for including the rare unedited version of "Protect Ya Neck", a remix of the song "Method Man" with alternate verses, as well as "Shaolin Worldwide", "Sucker M.C.'s" (a Run D.M.C. cover) and "Diesel", three tracks the Wu-Tang produced for soundtracks and compilations. The inside booklet can be unfolded to form a mini-poster of the group. Of course, it features Wu-Tang staples like "Shame On A Nigga", "It's Yourz", "Proect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" and "Sucker M.C's". Wu-Tang's legacy continues to live on, often cited as one of the most influential hip-hop acts of all time. Pressed and presented beautifully, this is a wonderful chance to own clean copies of Wu-Tang's best joints, but also makes a perfect introduction to the newcomers who may be overwhelmed by their excessive catalogue. Cop a load of this and learn the code of the streets...

                                                Kings Of Leon

                                                Youth & Young Manhood

                                                  Kings of Leon burst onto the music scene in 2003 and were (bizarrely, from this vantage point) lazily compared to TheStrokes. Something to do with youthful exhuberance, perhaps, but the similarities end there. Here was a preacher raised band of (literal!) brothers, hell bent on bringing Southern, good-time rock'n'roll back onto the radio and into our hearts. They had the bar-band groove, a cool as you like attitude, but most importantly some massive pop songs to help them stake their claim. It was thrilling debut.


                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Andy says: Superb debut which brought country-rockin, Southrn-frazzled booginess right back into the mainstream.

                                                  Leonard Cohen

                                                  I'm Your Man

                                                    180g vinyl repress of Leonard Cohen’s 1998 album which Includes “First We Take Manhattan” and “Everybody Knows”. His eighth LP, and one that marked the move to a more modern sound, encompassing synthesizer in many of the compositions. It reached no. 1 in many European countries, catapulting Cohen into a best-selling artist. A highly acclaimed album, right across the board, it was voted 495 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s ‘All Time Top 1000 Albums’ in 2000.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Info: 180g vinyl.

                                                    Johnny Cash

                                                    The Essential Collection

                                                      Double LP pressing featuring essential cuts from Johnny Cash''s back catalogue, including: Ring Of Fire, Hey Porter, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue and many more!

                                                      Jimi Hendrix

                                                      Smash Hits

                                                        A 'Legacy Vinyl' release, painstakingly restored to its original 1969 format,

                                                        "Smash Hits" features 12 classic tracks, including "Purple Haze", "Hey" Joe", "Stone Free" and "Manic Depression".

                                                        Features a recreation of the poster included in the original LP release with Jimi, Mitch, and Noel dressed as cowboys from the Warner Brothers’ film studios in early 1969.

                                                        Carole King

                                                        Tapestry - 180 Gram Legacy Edition

                                                          A classic soul-pop album originally released in 1971 by singer-songwriter Carole King. The album held the top spot in the US charts for 15 weeks - the longest time of any female vocalist. Includes the original and best version of "(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman', later a massive hit for Aretha Franklin, plus "It's Too Late" and "I Feel The Earth Move". 

                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          Ltd LP Info: 180 gram superior audio quality.

                                                          Manic Street Preachers

                                                          The Holy Bible

                                                            The third album from The Manics isn’t the easiest of listens. It’s a tense and at times harrowing collection of songs, recorded shortly before Richey James hospitalisation for depression, and subsequent disappearance. The lyrics, whether personal or political, are graphic and unflinchingly bleak. And even their usually buoyant glam hooks are tighter and more intense. It’s a powerful statement and still remains one of The Manics’ finest moments.

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Transformers The Movie OST - 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition

                                                              Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Transformers The Movie comes this collector's edition, double vinyl package including two etched, coloured vinyl LPs in a Transforming gatefold sleeve. LP1 is pressed on red vinyl and etched with the Autobot logo, while LP2 is pressed on purple vinyl and etched with the Decepticon logo. The gatefold sleeve completely "transforms" all four sides from an Autobot themed jacket to a Decepticon themed jacket. This original 1986 cult classic, remastered and re-imagined, has never sounded or looked better! Transformers, There's More Than Meets The Eye!

                                                              Primal Scream

                                                              Screamadelica

                                                                Primal Scream had been fragile, 60s obsessed  dreamers, influenced by Love and (particularly) The Byrds (85-87) but in 1989 they were NY Dolls leather-clad rockers with the odd Big Star slowie or Stonesy ballad thrown in for good measure. Then BANG acid house and ecstasy hit  and in the spirit of the day, Andy Weatherall took one of those Stones style heartbreakers and made the hit single "Loaded" . Indie-Dance was born, anyone remember?!But this LP is much, much bigger than that. It goes up, it comes down, and covers all the magic in between. There's blues, soul, gospel, house, dub and yes a beautiful Stonesy ballad ("Damaged"). No songs are fillers, it's a perfectly realised musical statement. With the Orb, Andy Weatherall and even the Stones'Jimmy Miller to help them, they created one of the best albums of the 90s that still resonates today. Higher than the sun.

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Martin says: Classic album, perfectly presented.

                                                                Patrick says: Not only do you get a defining moment in musical history, you get all the remixes, live versions and backstory to put the whole thing in context. Raver, do yourself a favour!

                                                                Andy says: First time on a cd-only box set for every single Screamadelica affiliated track. Lovely new booklet and a storming live set (which better illustrates the band's fusion of rock'n'roll and dance grooves) make this a brilliant collection.

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                4xLtd CD Info: Packaged in a hardback book cover with booklet, liner notes and pictures.

                                                                Jimi Hendrix

                                                                Are You Experienced

                                                                Jimi Hendrix's debut recording was an instant classic, and is as startling today as when it first hit the streets in 1967. "Are You Experienced?" is probably the most rock-oriented of Hendrix's official studio releases, but its influences are incredibly diverse. "Third Stone From The Sun" recalls the supple octaves of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery; the churning Afro-Cuban polyrhythms of "Manic Depression" evoke John Coltrane and Elvin Jones; "I Don't Live Today" employs ritualistic Native American drum beats; and the title tune borrows the Eastern airs of sitarist Ravi Shankar.

                                                                Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding blast away with a barely controlled fury, and there's a distorted metallic edge to Hendrix's guitar timbre that has made "Are You Experienced?" a particular favourite among rock and heavy-metal guitarists. "Purple Haze" and "Foxy Lady" helped define the power-trio format, thanks to Hendrix's full-bodied rhythm guitar and his soaring solos. "Are You Experienced?" also established Hendrix as a singer-songwriter. His Dylanesque vocals and spacey imagery make each tune a little gem, especially on gentle outings such as the ballad "The Wind Cries Mary".

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                LP Info: "Legacy vinyl" edition.

                                                                Jimi Hendrix

                                                                Electric Ladyland

                                                                On "Electric Ladyland" Jimi Hendrix stretched and experimented in the studio, going beyond the power-trio format on what would be his last studio album with the Experience. "Electric Ladyland" was revolutionary in its scope and execution. Using New York City's Record Plant as a gateway to free expression, Hendrix traversed an abstract landscape containing compositions as weird and wonderful as "...And The Gods Made Love" and "1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)".  Simultaneously looking forwards and backwards, Hendrix mixed in a song reminiscent of his time on the chitlin' circuit (Earl King's "Come On [Part 1]"), a Bob Dylan favourite ("All Along The Watchtower"), and one of his snappiest singles ("CrosstownTraffic"). Although Hendrix produced and wrote most of this masterpiece, others weighed in with their own contributions. Noel Redding penned "Little Miss Strange", and other guests such as Al Kooper and Buddy Miles showed up to play. Traffic's Steve Winwood and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane also made cameos, appearing on this classic album's spiritual centre, "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)".

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                2xLP Info: "Legacy vinyl" edition.

                                                                Jimi Hendrix

                                                                Axis: Bold As Love

                                                                "Axis: Bold As Love" was the follow-up to "Are You Experienced?", and represented a much more conscious use of the recording studio's possibilities. Where his live shows continued to showcase the raw rocking power of the Experience, the recording studio gave Hendrix the composer/arranger a broader palette. There are still plenty of powerful blues/rock-inflected songs, such as the menacing "If 6 Was 9", the rolling "Spanish Castle Magic" and the spatial title tune. But "Up From The Skies" is a jazzy trio romp, featuring Hendrix's bluesy, vocalised wah-wah pedal. And on the ballads "Little Wing"and "Castles Made Of Sand", Hendrix shifts the focus from the band to the silvery chord/melody accompaniments he often employed to complement his vocals. They are an orchestral effect unto themselves.

                                                                Jimi Hendrix

                                                                Atlanta Pop Festival (Live)

                                                                  This is a 16 track 'live' performance from 4th July 1970, featuring all his classic hits & live favourites, recorded in a field just outside the town of Byron, with an estimated audience of 300k-400k!!!

                                                                  The 'Atlanta Pop Festival' was hailed as 'The Southern Woodstock' & is viewed as the last great US Rock Festival. Recorded just 10 weeks before his death, this is seen as one of Hendrix's greatest live recordings. 

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Andy says: Famous gig just ten weeks before Jimi's death. Like the Southern version of Woodstock .This gig includes the incredible "Straight Ahead" which was due to be on his next LP.

                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  CD Info: Includes 24 page booklet filled with never before seen photos and detailed liner notes.

                                                                  Johnny Cash

                                                                  At Folsom Prison

                                                                    "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison" fully captures Cash's gritty intensity and hard-headed humanity, capturing a high-energy set performed for an equally spirited audience. With a set list tailored for the occasion, Cash focuses on songs dealing with crime and imprisonment, balancing dark subject matter with wry, playful humor. The album opens, appropriately enough, with the venerable "Folsom Prison Blues," and continues with such outlaw anthems as "Cocaine Blues," "25 Minutes to Go, "The Wall" and "I Got Stripes," alongside such Cash classics as "I Still Miss Someone," "Orange Blossom Special" and "Jackson," with the latter track featuring Cash's wife and frequent duet partner June Carter. The album closes on an inspirational note with "Greystone Chapel," a song written by convict Glen Shirley, which Cash and his band learned especially for this show.

                                                                    Johnny Cash

                                                                    At San Quentin - 180 Gram Legacy Vinyl Edition

                                                                      Perhaps even more so than its predecessor, "Johnny Cash At San Quentin" captures Cash at his most raw and uninhibited. The artist's raucous rapport with his captive audience is obvious on an inspired mix of Cash classics ("I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues"), jailhouse ballads ("Starkville City Jail," "San Quentin"), traditional tunes ("Wreck of the Old 97," "There'll Be Peace in the Valley") and well-chosen covers (Bob Dylan's "Wanted Man," the Lovin' Spoonful's "Darling Companion"). The album's most popular track, though, remains the Shel Silverstein-penned novelty number "A Boy Named Sue," which became the biggest hit single of Cash's career.

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      LP Info: 180 gram audio quality "legacy vinyl".

                                                                      Patti Smith

                                                                      Easter

                                                                        Patti Smith's third album was her most commercial sounding album to date, and due to the inclusion of the Bruce Springsteen penned (with lyrical amendments from Smith) "Because The Night" it also became her biggest seller. This isn't a 'sell out' slbum though, she still stick to her defiant, poetic lyrics but here she  manages to create a balance between her art and commercial success.

                                                                        Rage Against The Machine

                                                                        Rage Against The Machine

                                                                          The uncompromising debut from American quartet, Rage Against the Machine, opens with the fast-paced “Bombtrack” and continues its intensity through the remaining nine tracks, including the huge hits "Bullet In The Head" and "Killing In The Name Of". The self-titled album combines metal riffs with hip-hop which has been employed by plenty of bands with varying degrees of success. What really set RATM apart though was the political conviction and sheer intensity and venom of frontman Zach De La Rocha's vocal delivery.

                                                                          Manic Street Preachers

                                                                          Futurology - Deluxe Edition

                                                                            Following on from last years Top 5 album "Rewind The Film", the new album "Futurology" finds Welsh rock icons 'Manic Street Preachers' in a more aggressive, propulsive, furious & expansive form, whilst retaining all the usual MSP finesse!

                                                                            Produced by MSP, Loz Williams & Alex Silva (Holy Bible) with mixing from Craig Silvey. Guest artists include Green Gartside, Nina Hoss, Georgia Ruth, Cian Ciaran, Cate Le Bon & H. Hawkline.

                                                                            This nicely packaged deluxe CD format includes a 16 track bonus disc of demos and exclusive tracks. 

                                                                            The Stone Roses

                                                                            The Stone Roses - Vinyl Edition

                                                                              Surely this album needs no introduction or explanation?! But just in case you don’t know, this is arguably one of the best debut albums of all time, from one of the most influential bands of their generation! And if that’s not enough to tempt you, then I don’t know what is.

                                                                              25th anniversary replica featuring original artwork and 180gm heavyweight vinyl.

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Andy says: The Stone Roses' debut album from 1989 is that rare thing: a perfect record. The quality of these songs is actually hard to comprehend; absolute classics, every single one! Uprooting the established guitar pop format in favour of a loose-limbed groove the baggy icons somehow incorporated Byrdsian jangle, hippie-inclusivity, funk swagger and searing solos into a new type of rock music, single-handedly soundtracking the second Summer of Love and defining a moment in time. It ignited and united a whole generation and will be passed on forever. Beautiful.

                                                                              Hurts

                                                                              Exile - Deluxe CD/DVD Edition

                                                                              Hurts return with the follow up to 2010's debut "Happiness". Their second album 'Exile' sees the band ditch their electro-pop and instead head towards anthemic ballads and theatrical beauty.

                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                              2xLtd CD/DVD Info: A nicely packaged deluxe format which includes two extra tracks on the CD and a bonus DVD, covering three pieces of film.

                                                                              The accompanying soundtrack to the much-anticipated and talked about directorial debut from Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl. This is a documentary, recording the highs, lows & ultimate demise of the legendary U.S. Recording studio 'Sound City'.

                                                                              Featured artists include Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Corey Taylor, Joshua Homme, Sir Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor & more...

                                                                              This is the 15 track 'Very Best Of' which was originally released in 2002. 

                                                                              All tracks have been remastered by original producer John Leckie.

                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                              2xLtd LP Info: Double gatefold, 180gm heavyweight black vinyl. Comes in printed inner bag, plus lyrics & interviews.

                                                                              Paul Simon

                                                                              Graceland

                                                                                2012 commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Paul Simon's groundbreaking, multi million selling album "Graceland".

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



                                                                                Originally released in 1997 (on the same day as Radiohead's "OK Computer"), "Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space" is the 3rd album from Jason Pierce's post-Spacemen 3 project, and his most brilliant work to date. A hypnotic, narcotic, psychedelic gospel album full of confessional songs about heartbreak and drug abuse. This record is a flat out masterpiece that received a 10.0 rating from Pitchfork.


                                                                                An impressively assured debut album from Hope Of The States and one that has already seen them compared to prime time Radiohead, this is an album full of epic masterpieces that could well see HOTS catapulted to another level. There is an obvious influence from more avant acts such as Godspeed You Black Emperor! and Sigur Ros on show here, and indeed the production duties are taken up by Sigur Ros' Ken Thomas. Having survived and moved on from the tragic suicide of their guitarist Jimmi Lawrence which would have seen the break up of lesser bands, this is an epic fully formed triumph!!!

                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                Ltd CD Info: The limited CD comes in an elaborate package, which is basically a sealed envelope, with extra bits and pieces inside.

                                                                                Roger Waters

                                                                                In The Flesh

                                                                                  Here it is at last the long awaited DVD from Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters. Waters toured the US for the first time in 12 years in 1999 / 2000 with his highly acclaimed "In The Flesh" that presented, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of Waters' music including early Pink Floyd material, classic compositions from the Floyd masterpieces "The Wall" and "Dark Side Of The Moon", less well known songs from "Animals", "Wish You Were Here" and "The Final Cut", songs from his solo works "Amused To Death" and "The Pros and Cons Of Hitch Hiking" and the debut of a new song "Each Small Candle".

                                                                                  Rage Against The Machine

                                                                                  Renegades

                                                                                  Covers album, including versions of tracks by everyone from Dylan and the Rolling Stones to Devo and Africa Bambaataa. This special edition also includes 2 live hidden bouns tracks.


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