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Wonderland - 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

    Not since it first appeared on vinyl in 2001 has The Charlatans’ 7th studio album ‘Wonderland’ been readily available, now almost after an 18 year absence ‘Wonderland’ has been re-pressed on 2 x 180g vinyl featuring original artwork and indie classics ‘Love Is The Key’ and ‘A Man Needs To Be Told’. With SoV download code.

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    Up At The Lake - 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

      Up At The Lake is the eighth studio album from Indie pioneers The Charlatans - which pretty much went under the radar upon its release in 2004 and is, still today, one of the more undiscovered and rewarding albums by The Charlatans.

      Pressed onto 180g vinyl for the first time since its original release and with the correct vinyl side splits of Side A 6-songs and Side B 6-songs (as confirmed by Tim Burgees himself) along with the original artwork and download code, makes this an essential purchase for any Charlatans fan.

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      Different Days: Special Edition

        This special edition features the 4 extra tracks which make up the "Total Eclipsing" EP.

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        Totally Eclipsing

          The four track release was recorded earlier this year, with lead track ‘Totally Eclipsing’ produced and mixed by David Wrench in London. Wrench has previously worked with the likes of The xx, Frank Ocean, Jamie xx and many more. ‘Standing Alone’, ‘Indefinitely In Your Debt’ and ‘Hopelessly Hoping’ were recorded by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer at Big Mushroom in Cheshire and mixed by Oliver Wright (Hot Chip, Dream Wife) in London.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Ltd 12" Info: Limited edition green vinyl.

          The Charlatans

          Over Again

            ‘Over Again’ is taken from The Charlatans’ latest album, ‘Different Days’. Self-produced at the band’s studio in Crewe, the album features the core quartet of vocalist Tim Burgess, bassist Martin Blunt, guitarist Mark Collins and keyboard player Tony Rogers, along with contributions from an enviable cast of friends including former Verve drummer Pete Salisbury, Anton Newcombe from Brian Jonestown Massacre, Johnny Marr, Stephen Morris of New Order, Kurt Wagner, Paul Weller, crime writer Ian Rankin and writer / actress Sharon Horgan.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Ltd 7" Info: Limited to 500 copies on green vinyl

            The Charlatans

            Different Days

              Tim Burgess's favourite off the new LP . I know this  because he told me on the day of the signing session in our shop! Having said that, he did keep contradicting himself as each track whizzed by, No THIS is my favourite, hang on...THIS is my favourite!!!
              Different Days has a glorious melody with a slyly West Coast vibe (the Neil Young wannabe's America, anyone?) and a sumptuos, tidy groove, designed like most of the album, to make the world a much happier place! Job done!


              STAFF COMMENTS

              Andy says: Perfect pop with a blissful, warm, summer feel.

              Yes! A brand new Charlatans album. Needless to say we're dead excited about this.

              Includes loads of guest, inc. Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, Gillian and Stephen from New Order, Kurt Wagner from Lambchop, Ian Rankin, Nic from Factory Floor... 

              More info soon.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Coloured LP Info: Clear vinyl edition.

              7" Box Set Info: 5 x 7" box set.

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              Melting Pot

                ‘Melting Pot’ is a greatest hits album by The Charlatans, featuring tracks from their time at Beggars Banquet Records between 1990 and 1997.

                This compilation shows what a great band they were around that time (and still are!) There's not a bad track on here.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                2xLP Info: The album is reissued for the first time on vinyl since 1998.

                The Charlatans

                Modern Nature

                  Following the death of drummer Jon Brookes last year, The Charlatans regrouped and set to work on their 12th album. As always, they’ve drawn on the past as well as the present to create their musical melting pot. “Talking In Tones” and “In The Tall Grass” have an early morning post-rave melancholy, there’s Mayfield-esque soul in “Keep Enough”, “Emilie” and “Come Home Baby” are pure pop, and “So Oh” with its sun dappled West Coast vibes is an absolute gem. The anthemic “Let The Good Times Be Never Ending” is prime Charlatans with wah-wah guitars and swirling Hammond keys over driving bass lines and skittering drums. And throughout it all, Tim’s vocals are sublime. Yes, there is melancholy here, but this is by no means a maudlin elegy to a lost friend, instead there’s love and real warmth. It’s an optimistic, forward looking album and their best in a decade.

                  Q have already described the album as “ one the finest of their career”, whilst the Guardian have called it “a triumph”

                  The album comes after a difficult year for the band following the death from brain cancer of their old friend and drummer Jon Brookes last year. Rogers says that they were determined to carry on to honour Brookes' memory.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Andy says: One of the best records of the year just got even better!

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xDeluxe CD Info: The deluxe CD edition includes 4 bonus tracks.

                  Released in 1997, when it went straight to the top of the album charts, this year marks the 15th anniversary of ‘Tellin’ Stories’.

                  Building on the sound of their eponymous, previous release (‘The Charlatans’ - also a No.1), the band’s performance has the feel of a classic British rock band (the type which also contain ‘roll’ in the music), combined with the more focussed songwriting of Britpop.

                  The package contains the original album, re-mastered and cut from the analogue studio tapes, in addition to a collection of the single B sides, plus an unreleased, early version of ‘Don’t Need A Gun’, originally entitled ‘Rainbow Chasing’. Of the eight B sides only half were re-issued on the anthology ‘Songs From The Other Side’.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xLP Info: The double vinyl format is limited to 1000 copies pressed
                  on heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

                  2xCD Info: The CD is a limited edition (2000 copies) in double jewel case with slipcase.


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