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The Soft Bulletin - Live At Red Rocks

    On 26th May 2016, The Flaming Lips performed their universally acclaimed 1999 album The Soft Bulletin in its entirety with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. This particular event has been regarded by those in attendance as one of the most awe-inspiring, moving and magical moments of a lifetime. For the Lips and their fans, perhaps the apex of a magnificent interpretation that will remain as rewarding and emotionally-charged as it was that night in 2016. The Flaming Lips performed the 12-track album in its original sequence with new arrangements accompanied by a 69-piece orchestra and 56-strong chorus. The performance was conducted by the internationally celebrated conductor Andre De Ridder.

    Now, the resulting live recording is being released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Soft Bulletin. The album was the band’s breakthrough moment and featured the hit singles “Race for the Prize” and “Waitin’ for a Superman.”

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    King's Mouth

      ‘King’s Mouth’ sees the iconoclastic outfit once again tread uncharted territory. These 12 new originals are threaded together by cinematic narration courtesy of The Clash’s Mick Jones. Additionally, the music parallels front man Wayne Coyne’s immersive art installation of the same name. Introduced in 2015, the installation has showcased its psychedelic visuals and soundscapes through North America in museums such as Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, the Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland, OR and Wayne’s own creative space, The Womb, in Oklahoma City, OK. A true handcrafted marvel, it consists of a giant metallic head that welcomes spectators inside. Once inside of the foam mouth, an LED lightshow begins in tandem with music from the album. Now, the record doubles as the sonic companion to the exhibit and allows fans to experience the aural side at any time.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: The Flaming Lips are always riding the peripheries of the psychedelic indie wave, and here is no different. Beautifully psychedelic moments mix with weirdo off-piste melodies and woozy saturated pads, before culminating into huge, stadium choruses. It's a heady mixture, and one that continues to make The Flaming Lips one of the most thrilling bands around. Another classic Lips outing.

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      LP includes MP3 Download Code.

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      King's Mouth

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

        180g gold vinyl. Artwork by George Salisbury. King’s Mouth contains twelve new original Flaming Lips compositions as well as album narration by Mick Jones (The Clash).  The record is based on Wayne Coyne’s immersive art installation of the same name - which has seen its psychedelic visuals and soundscapes exhibited in museums all around the U.S. including:  The WOMB (Oklahoma City, OK), Meow Wolf (Santa Fe, NM), the American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore, MD) and the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR).  In addition, the companion book King’s Mouth: Immersive Heap Trip Fantasy Experience tells the story of the King’s Mouth through words and visuals by Coyne. As Coyne writes, “The King’s Mouth immersive/child-like qualities are born from the same spark and womb as Flaming Lips live performances.  The King’s Mouth adventure was made for humans of all sizes, ages, cultures, and religions.”

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        Coloured LP Info: *** ONE COPY FOUND ***

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        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.

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

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

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

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

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

            STAFF COMMENTS

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

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

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            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.

            THE FLAMING LIPS are pleased to announce the release of their long-awaited new studio album, entitled OCZY MLODY via Bella Union. Produced by the band and their long-time producer Dave Fridmann, the highly-anticipated LP is the follow-up to their globally acclaimed 2013 album, “The Terror”.

            Three-time Grammy-Award winners, THE FLAMING LIPS are one of the most enduring, influential, unpredictable, and universally respected bands of their generation or any other. Led by Wayne Coyne, they have been cited as the ultimate live attraction and life-affirming festival band who continue to dazzle audiences with their over-the-top, maximalist, high-energy onslaught on the senses. On OCZY MLODY, The Lips return to form with an album no less experimental in nature, but perhaps more melodically song-oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums THE SOFT BULLETIN and the gold-certified YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Andy says: Like a more drawn out and melancholic "Yoshimi", this record sees the good ship Lips return to more considered , calmer waters. Good tunes too!

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition 2LP version – one purple / one orange plus bonus 7” with the 2LP is red vinyl.

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            Bad Days EP

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the critically worshiped Clouds Taste Metallic, The Flaming Lips 7th studio album originally released in 1995. THE LIPS love RSD and to celebrate, they offer a series three Limited Edition 10” EPs on different colored vinyl that contain tracks previously released on only CD overseas…until now. These rarities will now become available for the first time EVER in any format in the US. Later in the year the band will be releasing expanded anniversary editions of Clouds Taste Metallic with previously unreleased recordings from the sessions including demos, outtakes, radio sessions, live performances and more. Further details to be announced soon.



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              7 Skies H3

                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                In 2011 The Flaming Lips released a 24-hour song called “7 Skies H3” which came inside a real human skull for $5,000 and was only made available to stream on a dedicated website.

                Now available for the first time on vinyl is a 50 minute distillation of this epic song, condensed and remastered.

                Limited to 500 copies for UK and Ireland.
                Produced by The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann and Scott Booker.

                140g clear vinyl, printed inner sleeve, 3mm spined outer sleeve 350 gsm silver mirri board.

                Includes free download.

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                Peace Sword

                  The title track ‘Peace Sword (Open Your Heart)’ was written exclusively for Orson Scott Card’s new movie adaptation of ‘Enders Game’, and features Thomas Fec of Black Moth Super Rainbow. The Flaming Lips then went on to make five new tracks all inspired by the book upon which the film is based.




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                  LP Info: 1 copy found.

                  Bella Union are truly thrilled to announce the signing of one of our all-time favourite bands The Flaming Lips.

                  The Flaming Lips' first release for the label will be a project that’s shaping up to be one of the most talked-about releases of the year: "The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwneds".

                  In between one-off shows scattered around the world over the past several months The Flaming Lips still found time to record a series of unique and experimental sessions for an album featuring a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos. One of the most anticipated albums of the year, "The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwneds" sold out instantly at retail outlets around the world when it was released in limited edition vinyl in honour of Record Store Day this past April 21st, though unfortunately the record was not available in the UK. Now, due to overwhelming demand, Bella Union Records have made the album available on physical CD and vinyl!

                  "The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwneds" just may be the Lips' most adventurous recorded experience to date. The album see the Lips embracing vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Erykah Badu, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more.

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                  Hit To Death In The Future Head - Vinyl Edition

                  1992's 'Hit To Death In The Future Head' is The Flaming Lips' fifth full-length and first for Warner Bros. Bridging the gap between the band's noisier indie fare and the atmospheric cosmic pop explored on subsequent releases, the 10-song set is masterfully indulgent in both camps while standing on its own as an imaginative and unique work worth its weight in The Flaming Lips ever evolving catalogue. While awaiting a nearly year long release delay for clearance to use a sample from Michael Kamen's score for the film Brazil on the track "You Have to Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil's Brain)," the band underwent further transition as Nathan Roberts and Jonathan Donahue left the band and were replaced by Steven Drozd and Ronald Jones.

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                  Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

                  Oh joy. It's just as inventive, creative, unpredictable, refreshing and downright beautiful as "The Soft Bulletin". But! Hooray, it's poppier. It loses nothing but gains everything! (Also including a chunkier, tastier bottom end). It's so hard to review - it's just absolutely BRILLIANT. To put on your headphones and play and play and play again. All summer! Forever!!


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