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Roxy Music

Stranded

    "Without Brian Eno, Roxy Music immediately became less experimental, yet it remained adventurous, as Stranded illustrates. Under the direction of Bryan Ferry, Roxy moved toward relatively straightforward territory, adding greater layers of piano and heavy guitars. Even without the washes of Eno's synthesizers, Roxy's music remains unsettling on occasion, yet in this new incarnation, they favor more measured material, whether it's the reflective "A Song for Europe" or the shifting textures of "Psalm." Even the rockers, such as the surging "Street Life" and the segmented "Mother of Pearl," are distinguished by subtle songwriting that emphasizes both Ferry's tortured glamour and Roxy's increasingly impressive grasp of sonic detail." - All Music.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Deluxe LP Info: Half speed re-masters on 180g vinyl with a download code.

    Fionn Regan

    The Bunkhouse Vol. 1: Anchor Black Tattoo

      Self-recorded in his Bunkhouse studio with a 4-track and single microphone, “The Bunkhouse Vol.I: Anchor Black Tattoo” is Regan’s most stripped back album yet and shows the artist bursting with imagination and humour. Regan’s singularity on full display; it covers themes ranging from conversations with the Irish Sea (Mizen to Malin) to the hallucinatory (St. Anthony’s Fire) The results echo classic singer-songwriter recordings, from those of the enigmatic Jackson C. Frank to early Elliott Smith. Fionn Regan has returned to his roots, with an album that shines a clear light on the strengths of the artist at work. “The Bunkhouse Vol.I: Anchor Black Tattoo” is Regan’s fourth studio album and is the latest addition to a family of highly acclaimed previous work including the Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album “The End of History”, the barn-storming “The Shadow of an Empire” and the orchestral steeped epic that was “100 Acres of Sycamore”.

      Placebo

      Without You I'm Nothing - Yellow Vinyl Edition

        The band's self-titled debut album helped pave the way for a strong shift in British music, acting as an anthithesis to Britpop and inspiring a generations of bands to follow them. Universal Music are proud to annouce this re-release of Without You Im Nothing on limited edition coloured vinyl.

        James Brown

        Say It Live And Loud (Expanded Edition)

          Say It Live and Loud: On August 26, 1968, two weeks after releasing his civil rights anthem, “Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud,” James Brown recorded his concert at Dallas, Texas’ Memorial Auditorium. First released on CD in 1998, Brown’s Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68 album makes its vinyl debut in an expanded 2LP 50thAnniversary Edition.

          Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68 captures James Brown and his band laying it down onstage in the heat of a tumultuous summer, just months after the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and on the same night the turbulent Democratic National Convention opened in Chicago. The album features the first-ever live recordings of “Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud,” which Brown performed twice.

          The new 2LP vinyl edition add two previously unreleased recordings, “That’s Life” and “The Popcorn,” as well as an updated essay by James Brown’s former tour manager, Alan Leeds. An essay by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, written for the album’s 1998 CD package, is also included. Recorded August 7, 1968 and rush released on August 14, James Brown’s “Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud” rose to the top of Billboard’s R&B chart, reaching No. 1 on October 5, 1968 and holding the top spot for six weeks. The single also peaked in the Top 10 of the BillboardHot 100 singles chart.

          The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, release “Encore”, their first new music for 37 years.

          2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

          The 10-song “Encore” was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician/producer Torp Larsen and indeed is the first time Hall, Golding & Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town.



          James Brown

          Motherlode 

            '‘Motherlode’ is a classic James Brown compilation album, primarily focusing on his funk recordings of the late 1960s and early 1970s, & including live performances and remixes as well as studio recordings. This is the first vinyl edition of the 2003 expanded version of ‘Motherlode’, a 2-LP on 180g in a gatefold jacket, featuring a number of tracks never before available on LP. Highlights include a live “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”, “I Got Ants in My Pants (and I Want to Dance)”, the chart hit “She’s the One”, and more.

            James Brown

            Black Caesar - OST

              Black Caesar is James Brown’s original soundtrack album for the 1973 blaxploitation film classic by the same name - reissued on 180-gram vinyl LPs by Polydor/UMC, with faithfully replicated artwork. Released in February 1973, Black Caesar is a gangster drama set in Harlem, written and directed by Larry Cohen and starring Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, D’Urville Martin, and Julius Harris. Pieces of Brown’s soundtrack, which also features the J.B.’s and Lyn Collins, have since been notably sampled in tracks by top rap artists, including “The Boss,” sampled by Ice-T in “You Played Yourself,” by Trick Daddy in “Take It To Da House,” and by Nas in “Get Down,” among others. Black Caesar’s soundtrack also features the Bodie Chandler and Barry De Vorzon-written single arranged by J.B.’s band director Fred Wesley, “Down And Out In New York City,” which peaked at No. 13 on Billboard’s R&B chart and at No. 50 on the Pop chart. 

              Keane

              Disconnected / Sovereign Light Café

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

                This release is a double A side 7” single, comprising of previously unreleased versions by Dave Fridmann of the singles ‘Sovereign Light Café’ and ‘Disconnected’ from Keane’s fourth studio album ‘Strangeland’. It will be released on limited edition green vinyl, has brand new artwork exclusive for Record Store Day and comes with a digital download card.

                The Rolling Stones

                Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol.2)

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

                  Reissue of the long out of print UK edition of the Rolling Stones’ second ‘best of’ LP, reissued for RSD exclusive and the 50th anniversary. Originally released in 1969, it included four top-10 singles and two number ones! Includes original 12-track album on heavyweight orange-coloured vinyl. Features unique octagonal artwork in a stunning gatefold sleeve!_Stereo edition cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios, London. Includes Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Street Fighting Man, Honky Tonk Women, She’s A Rainbow (recently used in the Dior TV advert) & many other classic hits.

                  Nirvana

                  Live At The Paramount

                    Geffen/UMe release Nirvana’s LIVE AT THE PARAMOUNT on vinyl for the first time ever. This will also be the first time as a stand-alone audio release outside of its inclusion as bonus material on the NEVERMIND 20th Super Deluxe Edition.

                    Includes a 12×24” poster insert and a sticky cloth VIP pass replica of the original pass used that very night of the concert as the vinyl download card insert. The download instructions will be on the paper backing, not on the pass itself.

                    Live At The Paramount was the only Nirvana show ever to be shot on 16mm film, and was recorded at the Paramount Theatre (obviously) in Seattle on October 31, 1991.

                    “Fresh off the release of what was soon becoming the seminal album of a generation, Nirvana took to the stage of Seattle’s famed Paramount Theatre to an unwavering homecoming crowd while on the road in support of Nevermind. Launching the nineteen song set with a brilliant cover of the Vaselines “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam,” the band cranks out their soon-to-be iconic songs “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Lithium” and “Breed,” while delivering earlier fan favorites “School,” “Love Buzz” and “About A Girl.”

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: 'Live At The Paramount' shows a band at the absolute peak of their powers, perfectly smashing out a run of absolute classics with pitch-perfect efficiency and the incendiary snarl we've come to expect. You already know Nirvana, you already know what they sound like, and this is a PERFECT example of their sheer power and reason for their lasting relevance.

                    Cocteau Twins

                    Four Calendar Café

                      UMC are proud to announce two vinyl reissues from Scottish rock band, Cocteau Twins. The original members were singer Elizabeth Fraser, guitarist Robin Guthrie, and bassist Will Heggie, who was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde in 1983. The group has earned much critical praise for its innovative, ethereal sound and the distinctive soprano vocals of Fraser.

                      Four-Calendar Café is the seventh album by Scottish band Cocteau Twins. It was originally released on 18 October 1993 on Fontana. The album distinguished itself from the rest of the Twins’ catalogue in two major areas: The sound was much more pop-oriented and less ambient than previous works, and Liz Fraser’s lyrics were much more intelligible than usual.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      LP Info: 180 gram heavyweight vinyl reissues complete with download codes.

                      Cocteau Twins

                      Milk & Kisses

                        UMC are proud to announce two vinyl reissues from Scottish rock band, Cocteau Twins. The original members were singer Elizabeth Fraser, guitarist Robin Guthrie, and bassist Will Heggie, who was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde in 1983. The group has earned much critical praise for its innovative, ethereal sound and the distinctive soprano vocals of Fraser.

                        Milk & Kisses is the eighth and final studio album by Cocteau Twins, issued by Fontana Records in March 1996. The song “”Rilkean Heart”” was a homage to Jeff Buckley, who was a lifelong lover of the work of poet Rainer Maria Rilke. 

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        LP Info: 180 gram heavyweight vinyl reissues complete with download codes.

                        Rain Tree Crow

                        Rain Tree Crow

                          Following the deluxe vinyl release of David Sylvian’s solo albums, Brilliant Trees, Alchemy – An Index of Possibilities, Gone To Earth and Secrets of the Beehive this February, 29th March will see the release of the cult classic, 1991 album, Rain Tree Crow. Featuring David Sylvian, Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn, Rain Tree Crow also features contributions from Bill Nelson, Phil Palmer and Michael Brook. The majority of the material on the album grew out of group improvisations. There were no pre-rehearsals; the improvisation took place in the recording studio and much of the finished work contains original elements of those initial performances. 

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          LP Info: Rain Tree Crow is pressed on 180gram vinyl and contains a download card.

                          'You’re The Man" is the first-ever planned “lost” Tamla/Motown album from Marvin Gaye. Fifteen of the album’s 17 tracks are on vinyl for the first time and three tracks are newly mixed by Salaam Remi.
                          The album also includes the rare long LP version of Marvin Gaye’s cancelled Christmas single from ’72, as well as an unreleased vault mix of its instrumental B-side, and new essay by Marvin’s biographer, David Ritz. The release concides with the 60th anniversary of Motown as a label and also Marvin Gaye’s 80th Birthday (April 2).
                          While the tracks have been issued on various collections and deluxe editions, this is the first time they have been placed in their proper context. In addition to context, "You’re The Man" was the album that was proposed to follow-up the monumental "What’s Going On", and it contains all of Marvin’s solo and non-soundtrack recordings from 1972 (his next two albums in quick succession: "Trouble Man" and "Let’s Get It On").

                          My Krazy Life is the debut studio album from West Coast rapper YG.

                          It was released on March 18, 2014, by CTE World, Def Jam Recordings and Pushaz Ink. The album features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign, Schoolboy Q, Meek Mill, Jay Rock, Jeezy, TeeFlii and RJ, while the production was primarily handled by frequent collaborator DJ Mustard, along with production from Ty Dolla $ign and Terrace Martin.

                          Urban Legends/UMC reissue the vinyl of My Krazy Life in 2LP standard black vinyl, featuring the additional track “459.”

                          David Sylvian

                          Alchemy: An Index Of Possibilities

                            David Sylvian’s intermediary album, made up of two entirely separate projects from 1985, is now available for the first time on 180gram vinyl. Featuring brand new artwork, the album includes rare photographs by Yuka Fujii, design by Chris Bigg, and a download card. David is joined on ‘Alchemy’ by Holger Czukay, Robert Fripp, Jon Hassell, Steve Jansen, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Kenny Wheeler.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Deluxe LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                            David Sylvian

                            Gone To Earth

                              David Sylvian’s second solo album proper, a 2LP set from 1986, is now available for the first time on 180gram vinyl. Featuring the singles “Silver Moon” and “Taking The Veil”, the 2LP set is housed in a gatefold sleeve with brand new artwork, including rare photographs by Yuka Fujii, design by Chris Bigg, and printed inner bags plus a download card. David is joined on his second solo album by Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Phil Palmer, B.J. Cole, Mel Collins, Steve Jansen, and Steve Nye.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              2xDeluxe LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                              David Sylvian

                              Secrets Of The Beehive

                                David Sylvian’s third solo album from 1987 is now available for the first time on 180gram vinyl. Including the singles “Orpheus” and “Let The Happiness In”, the album features new artwork based on Nigel Grierson’s original photographs, redesigned by Chris Bigg, housed in a gatefold sleeve with a printed inner bag and download card. David is joined on his 3rd solo album by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mark Isham, Steve Jansen, Danny Thompson, and David Torn.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                Deluxe LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                The Ruts

                                The Crack

                                  40th anniversary reissue to tie in with the band’s ‘40 Years of The Crack’ tour – 2019.

                                  The band’s debut album, released in 1979, The Crack contains the UK hit singles: Babylon’s Burning and Something That I Said.

                                  Very much fitting the era’s protest atmosphere – the white-reggae of Jah War, which was written in the aftermath of the Southall unrest and the over-use of force by the Metropolitan Police’s Special Patrol Group in the ‘70s, was also released as a single. Hard-hitting song S.U.S also deals with similar issues – a withering comment on the notorious stop and search laws.

                                  The album is both anthemic, with simmering roots reggae and dub, but seared by classic rock guitar leads, totally redefining the genre and combining to create an ominous atmosphere of paranoia and dread reflective of the times in which it was made.

                                  Re-mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio.
                                  Cut to vinyl at Abbey Road Studios.

                                  Debut 1998 album from UNKLE, back then a production duo of Mo' Wax head honcho James Lavelle and beat builder extraordinaire DJ Shadow. The soundscape of sampled breaks and ominous soundscapes is pretty similar to "Endtroducing", but with one big difference; "Psyence Fiction" has a line-up of guest vocalists. These included Badly Drawn Boy, Richard Ashcroft and Thom Yorke for the indie kids and Kool G Rap, Latyrx and Beastie's Mike D for the hip hop heads, all adding their own unique edge to the tracks they appear on. Dark, moody and brooding, the album is a 90s essential. After the recent Man From Mo'Wax generated a pre-Bros buzz, this one's been on everyone's wantlist.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                  Siouxsie & The Banshees

                                  The Scream - 40th Anniversary Blue Vinyl Edition

                                    Siouxsie And The Banshees – The Scream debuted in November 1978 born out of part sweet suburbia and part grey Orwellian uber state. The Scream was unlike anything else released that year. 

                                    Siouxsie And The Banshees

                                    The Rapture - 2018 Vinyl Reissue

                                      UMC are proud to announce the final batch of Siouxsie and the Banshees vinyl reissues. Remastered from the original ¼” tapes and cut at half speed at Abbey Road studios, London. Both artwork and audio have personally been overseen and orchestrated by Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin.

                                      The 11th and final studio album from Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Rapture was also as fresh and innovative as the first. How the Banshees are able to remain vital and celebrated after almost two decades is down to their ever evolving and metamorphic spirit. Only ever released on gatefold 2xLP vinyl outside of the UK, The Rapture’s artwork has been reimagined and designed to rightly reflect this final Banshees offering.

                                      Siouxsie And The Banshees

                                      Kaleidoscope - 2018 Vinyl Reissue

                                        UMC are proud to announce the final batch of Siouxsie and the Banshees vinyl reissues. Remastered from the original ¼” tapes and cut at half speed at Abbey Road studios, London. Both artwork and audio have personally been overseen and orchestrated by Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin.

                                        The Banshees’ third studio album landed in summer 1980 and introduced two new members ‘Budgie’ on drums and ‘McGeoch’ on guitar. Kaleidoscope would give the group their first hit album peaking at No’5 in the charts. Hits such as ‘Happy House’ and ‘Christine’ are atmospheric and dripping with sarcasm, the album swirls with synths and programmed drum loops for the first time. 

                                        Siouxsie And The Banshees

                                        Peepshow - 2018 Vinyl Reissue

                                          UMC are proud to announce the final batch of Siouxsie and the Banshees vinyl reissues. Remastered from the original ¼” tapes and cut at half speed at Abbey Road studios, London. Both artwork and audio have personally been overseen and orchestrated by Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin.

                                          Peepshow was seen as both a critical and commercial success, Siouxsie Sioux’s voice trickling with fresh nuances, orchestration and perfected unpredictability. The Banshees for the first time were now a quintet, Klein and McCarrick joining the ranks alongside Budgie and the ever present and impervious Severin. Peepshow proved their best album in years! Singles ‘Peek-a-Boo’, ‘The Killing Jar’ and ‘The Last Beat of my Heart’ have often been cited as influencing factors in the modern pop era.

                                          Siouxsie And The Banshees

                                          Hyæna - 2018 Vinyl Reissue

                                            UMC are proud to announce the final batch of Siouxsie and the Banshees vinyl reissues. Remastered from the original ¼” tapes and cut at half speed at Abbey Road studios, London. Both artwork and audio have personally been overseen and orchestrated by Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin.

                                            Hyaena is a fabulously textured and psychedelic offering born out of experimentation – Sioux and Severin’s lyrics contrastingly bleak. The departure of McGeoch sees Robert Smith cement his roots in Banshees history with his only studio offering. Single releases ‘Swimming Horses’, ‘Dazzle’ and ‘Overground’ ably demonstrate the darker underbelly of pop at a time where the charts are brimming with sugar coated hits. 

                                            ‘Undun’ is the 10th studio album from legendary hip-hop band The Roots originally released on 2nd December, 2011. The Grammy® nominated album (best rap album) incorporates neo soul and indie music elements. It is an existential concept album about the short, tragic life of fictional character Redford Stevens, set in urban poverty, and is told through a reverse-chronological narrative. Undun received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its existential subject matter, production quality, and the band’s musicianship. It was included on several critics’ year-end lists of best albums. Previously released as a 2LP set, this version has now been converted to 1LP.

                                            Rolling Stones

                                            Beggars Banquet - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                              UMC release the Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition).

                                              Recorded between March and July of 1968 at Olympic Sound Studios in London, mixed at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Beggars Banquet was the first Stones album produced by Jimmy Miller, and marks the start of what is considered their most prolific album era. Beggars Banquet has a special place in the history of the band, as it is the final album completed with the original lineup of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.

                                              The limited edition vinyl package will come in gatefold jacket, with a bonus 12” of their hit single “Sympathy For the Devil” in Mono cut at 45rpm, backed with an etching of the original ‘toilet’ cover. Also included is a replica of the rare Japanese bonus flexi disc containing a phone interview with Mick Jagger from 1968, and a download code for the album plus interview. The landmark album has been newly mastered by Grammy Award® winning engineer Bob Ludwig, lacquers cut at Abbey Road and pressed on 180g vinyl (download code included). 

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              2xDeluxe LP Info: Includes bonus 12", and flexi disc.

                                              Brian Eno

                                              Music For Films

                                                UMC / Virgin EMI present vinyl editions of the seminal Brian Eno albums ‘Discreet Music, ‘Music For Films, ‘Music For Airports’ and ‘On Land’.

                                                Although originally released interspersed with other albums and thus not fully sequential, these landmark records chart 4 key points in a fascinating journey that saw Eno explore generative music, found-sound ‘non instruments’, studio experimentation, ‘figurative music’ and–most notably–building upon Erik Satie’s concept of ‘furniture music’, eventually coining the now vernacular-standard term ‘ambient’.


                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                2xDeluxe LP Info: Deluxe, limited edition 2LP heavyweight vinyl, remastered at half-speed for 45RPM, in gatefold sleeve with Obi spine strip, Abbey Road Certificate of authenticity and download voucher.

                                                LP Info: Standard 1 LP vinyl, remastered at normal speed for 33 RPM.

                                                Chris Cornell

                                                Chris Cornell

                                                  On November 16, fans can celebrate the recorded legacy of musical icon and singer/songwriter Chris Cornell, with the 17-track self-titled album, Chris Cornell. The first release since his passing in 2017, the album will be released by Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell on behalf of The Chris Cornell Estate through UMC. Chris Cornell commemorates his life and legacy not only as a singer, but as a poet and one of the most prolific writers and greatest voices of the modern rock era. Vicky, worked extensively with Chris’ bandmates and friends to compile a collection of material from the late artist’s expansive career, showcasing his contribution to music history with selections culled from the deep catalogs of his three influential bands— Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave— as well as songs from his solo career. She turned to producer Brendan O’Brien, who was a trusted partner to Cornell over the years and Jeff Ament who created the packaging for Chris Cornell. 

                                                  The 180g 2LP edition (download codes included) comes in a gatefold jacket with limited-edition slipcase graphics, a 12-page booklet, and liner notes from bandmates and colleagues Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Tom Morello, Mike McCready, and Brendan O’Brien.

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  2xLtd LP Info: Double 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Limited edition die-cut slipcase.

                                                  2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                  Brian Eno

                                                  Ambient 4: On Land

                                                    UMC / Virgin EMI present vinyl editions of the seminal Brian Eno albums ‘Discreet Music, ‘Music For Films, ‘Music For Airports’ and ‘On Land’. 

                                                    Although originally released interspersed with other albums and thus not fully sequential, these landmark records chart 4 key points in a fascinating journey that saw Eno explore generative music, found-sound ‘non instruments’, studio experimentation, ‘figurative music’ and–most notably–building upon Erik Satie’s concept of ‘furniture music’, eventually coining the now vernacular-standard term ‘ambient’. 

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    2xDeluxe LP Info: Deluxe, limited edition 2LP heavyweight vinyl, remastered at half-speed for 45RPM, in gatefold sleeve with Obi spine strip, Abbey Road Certificate of authenticity and download voucher.

                                                    LP Info: Standard 1 LP vinyl, remastered at normal speed for 33 RPM.

                                                    Brian Eno

                                                    Ambient 1: Music For Airports

                                                      UMC / Virgin EMI present vinyl editions of the seminal Brian Eno albums ‘Discreet Music, ‘Music For Films, ‘Music For Airports’ and ‘On Land’. 

                                                      Although originally released interspersed with other albums and thus not fully sequential, these landmark records chart 4 key points in a fascinating journey that saw Eno explore generative music, found-sound ‘non instruments’, studio experimentation, ‘figurative music’ and–most notably–building upon Erik Satie’s concept of ‘furniture music’, eventually coining the now vernacular-standard term ‘ambient’. 

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      2xDeluxe LP Info: Deluxe, limited edition 2LP heavyweight vinyl, remastered at half-speed for 45RPM, in gatefold sleeve with Obi spine strip, Abbey Road Certificate of authenticity and download voucher.

                                                      LP Info: Standard 1 LP vinyl, remastered at normal speed for 33 RPM.

                                                      The Beatles

                                                      White Album (Stereo 50th Anniversary Reissue)

                                                      In November 1968, millions of double LPs were shipped to record stores worldwide ahead of that tumultuous year’s most anticipated music event: the November 22nd release of The BEATLES (soon to be better known as ‘The White Album’). With their ninth studio album, The Beatles took the world on a whole new trip, side one blasting off with the exhilarating rush of a screaming jet escorting Paul McCartney’s punchy, exuberant vocals on “Back In The U.S.S.R.” “Dear Prudence” came next, John Lennon warmly beckoning his friend and all of us to “look around.” George Harrison imparted timeless wisdom in “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” singing, “With every mistake we must surely be learning.” Ringo Starr’s “Don’t Pass Me By” marked his first solo songwriting credit on a Beatles album. For 50 years, ‘The White Album’ has invited its listeners to venture forth and explore the breadth and ambition of its music, delighting and inspiring each new generation in turn.

                                                      For it’s 50th anniversary, The Beatles release a suite of lavishly presented ‘White Album’ packages. The album’s 30 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio, joined by 27 early acoustic demos and 50 session takes, most of which are previously unreleased in any form.

                                                      “We had left Sgt. Pepper’s band to play in his sunny Elysian Fields and were now striding out in new directions without a map,” says Paul McCartney in his written introduction for the new ‘White Album’ releases.

                                                      This is the first time The BEATLES (‘White Album’) has been remixed and presented with additional demos and session recordings. The album’s sweeping new edition follows 2017’s universally acclaimed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition releases. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes for ‘The White Album,’ Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. All the new ‘White Album’ releases include Martin’s new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original four-track and eight-track session tapes. Martin’s new mix is guided by the album’s original stereo mix produced by his father, George Martin.

                                                      “In remixing ‘The White Album,’ we’ve tried to bring you as close as possible to The Beatles in the studio,” explains Giles Martin in his written introduction for the new edition. “We’ve peeled back the layers of the ‘Glass Onion’ with the hope of immersing old and new listeners into one of the most diverse and inspiring albums ever made.”

                                                      The minimalist artwork for ‘The White Album’ was created by artist Richard Hamilton, one of Britain’s leading figures in the creation and rise of pop art. The top-loading gatefold sleeve’s stark white exterior had ‘The BEATLES’ embossed on the front and printed on the spine with the album’s catalogue number. Early copies of ‘The White Album’ were also individually numbered on the front, which has also been done for the new edition’s Super Deluxe package. The set’s six CDs and Blu-ray disc are housed in a slipsleeved 164-page hardbound book, with pull-out reproductions of the original album’s four glossy color portrait photographs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, as well as the album’s large fold-out poster with a photo collage on one side and lyrics on the other. The beautiful book is illustrated with rare photographs, reproductions of handwritten and notated lyrics, previously unpublished photos of recording sheets and tape boxes, and reproduced original ‘White Album’ print ads. The book’s comprehensive written pieces include new introductions by Paul McCartney and Giles Martin, and in-depth chapters covering track-by-track details and session notes reflecting The Beatles’ year between the release of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ and recording sessions for ‘The White Album,’ the band’s July 28 1968 “Mad Day Out” photo shoot in locations around London, the album artwork, the lead-up and execution of the album’s blockbuster release, and its far-ranging influence, written by Beatles historian, author and radio producer Kevin Howlett; journalist and author John Harris; and Tate Britain’s Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Andrew Wilson.

                                                      The Deluxe 3CD is presented in an embossed digipak with the fold-out poster and portrait photos, plus a 24-page booklet abridged from the Super Deluxe book. Presented in a lift-top box with a four-page booklet, the limited edition Deluxe 4LP vinyl set presents the 2LP album in a faithful, embossed reproduction of its original gatefold sleeve with the fold-out poster and portrait photos, paired with the 2LP Esher Demos in an embossed gatefold sleeve.

                                                      Much of the initial songwriting for ‘The White Album’ was done in Rishikesh, India between February and April 1968, when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr joined a course at the Maharishi’s Academy of Transcendental Meditation. In a postcard to Ringo, who had returned to England before the others, John wrote, “we’ve got about two L.P.s worth of songs now so get your drums out.”

                                                      During the last week of May, The Beatles gathered at George’s house in Esher, Surrey, where they recorded acoustic demos for 27 songs. Known as the Esher Demos, all 27 recordings are included in the new edition’s Deluxe and Super Deluxe packages, sourced from the original four-track tapes. Twenty-one of the demoed songs were recorded during the subsequent studio sessions, and 19 were ultimately finished and included on ‘The White Album.’

                                                      The Beatles’ studio sessions for The BEATLES (‘White Album’) began on May 30, 1968 at Abbey Road Studios. In the 20 weeks that followed, The Beatles devoted most of their time to sessions there for the new album, with some recording also done at Trident Studios. The final session for the album took place at Abbey Road on October 16, a 24-hour marathon with producer George Martin to sequence the double album’s four sides and to complete edits and cross-fades between its songs. The Beatles’ approach to recording for ‘The White Album’ was quite different from what they had done for ‘Sgt. Pepper.’ Rather than layering individually overdubbed parts on a multi-track tape, many of the ‘White Album’ session takes were recorded to four-track and eight-track tape as group performances with a live lead vocal. The Beatles often recorded take after take for a song, as evidenced by the Super Deluxe set’s Take 102 for “Not Guilty,” a song that was not included on the album. This live-take recording style resulted in a less intricately structured, more unbridled album that would shift the course of rock music and cut a path for punk and indie rock.

                                                      The Beatles’ newly adopted method of recording all through the night was time consuming and exhausting for their producer, George Martin. Martin had other duties, including his management of AIR (Associated Independent Recording), and he had also composed the orchestral score for The Beatles’ animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, released in July 1968. After the first three months of ‘White Album’ sessions, Martin took a three-week holiday from the studio, entrusting the control room to his young assistant Chris Thomas and balance engineer Ken Scott. Scott had taken the place of engineer Geoff Emerick, who left the sessions in mid-July. On August 22, Ringo Starr also left the sessions, returning 11 days later to find his drum kit adorned with flowers from his bandmates. While the sessions’ four and a half months of long hours and many takes did spark occasional friction in the studio, the session recordings reveal the closeness, camaraderie, and collaborative strengths within the band, as well as with George Martin.

                                                      The BEATLES (‘White Album’) was the first Beatles album to be released on the group’s own Apple Records label. Issued in both stereo and mono for the U.K. and in stereo for the U.S., the double album was an immediate bestseller, entering the British chart at number one and remaining there for eight of the 22 weeks it was listed. ‘The White Album’ also debuted at number one on the U.S. chart, holding the top spot for nine weeks of its initial 65-week chart run. In his glowing ‘White Album’ review for Rolling Stone, the magazine’s co-founder Jann Wenner declared: “It is the best album they have ever released, and only The Beatles are capable of making a better one.” In the U.S., ‘The White Album’ is 19-times platinum-certified by the RIAA and in 2000, it was inducted into the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, recognizing “recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.”


                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      2xLP Info: 2018 stereo mix.
                                                      180-gram 2LP vinyl in gatefold sleeve with faithfully replicated original artwork.

                                                      3xDeluxe CD Info: 2018 stereo album mix + Esher Demos
                                                      The 3CD pairs the 2018 stereo album mix with the 27 Esher Demos.

                                                      Box set Info: Super Deluxe: The comprehensive, individually numbered 7-disc and digital audio collections feature:
                                                      CDs 1 & 2: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo album mix
                                                      CD3: Esher Demos
                                                      - Esher Demo tracks 1 through 19 sequenced in order of the finished song’s placement on ‘The White Album.’ Tracks 20-27 were not included on the album.
                                                      CDs 4, 5 & 6: Sessions
                                                      - 50 additional recordings, most previously unreleased, from ‘White Album’ studio sessions; all newly mixed from the four-track

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                                                      Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark

                                                      Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark

                                                        To kick off the start of a year-long 40th anniversary campaign, we are reissuing four of OMD's albums on 180g vinyl. They will all be half speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and housed in original packaging.

                                                        The self-titled album, Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark, features hit singles 'Electricity' and 'Messages'. 


                                                        Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark

                                                        Organisation

                                                          To kick off the start of a year-long 40th anniversary campaign, we are reissuing four of OMD's albums on 180g vinyl. They will all be half speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and housed in original packaging.

                                                          Organisation is the band's second studio album which reached #6 in the UK chart and features top 10 single 'Enola Gay'. 

                                                          Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark

                                                          Architecture & Morality

                                                            To kick off the start of a year-long 40th anniversary campaign, we are reissuing four of OMD's albums on 180g vinyl. They will all be half speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and housed in original packaging.

                                                            Architecture & Morality is the band's third studio album which reached #3 in the UK chart and features top 5 singles 'Souvenir', 'Joan of Arc' and 'Maid of Orleans'. 

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Andy says: Beautiful album which includes three stunning singles in Joan Of Arc, Maid of Orleans and of course,Souvenir.

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                            Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark

                                                            Dazzle Ships

                                                              To kick off the start of a year-long 40th anniversary campaign, we are reissuing four of OMD's albums on 180g vinyl. They will all be half speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and housed in original packaging.

                                                              Released in 1983, Dazzle Ships is the band's third studio album which reached #5 in the UK chart and features singles 'Genetic Engineering' and 'Telegraph'.

                                                              The Charlatans

                                                              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.

                                                                The Charlatans

                                                                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.

                                                                  R.E.M

                                                                  Best Of R.E.M. At The BBC

                                                                    R.E.M. grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers.



                                                                    Six years after his groundbreaking debut LP "Entroducing", Josh Davis (AKA DJ Shadow) came back with a follow up, "The Private Press". Containing everything you'd want from a DJ Shadow LP, the fifteen track LP zips through crazy B-boy breaks, audacious cut ups, sublime hip hop instrumentals, oddball samples, quirky downbeat and leftfield rock weirdness. It was released on June 4, 2002, by MCA Records to widespread acclaim from critics. This double LP reissue has been printed on 180gm heavyweight vinyl, in a triple gatefold package. It also comes complete with a download code.


                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                    2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                    John Lennon

                                                                    Imagine - The Ultimate Collection

                                                                      John Lennon's second solo album was also his masterpiece. Produced by Phil Spector and with an apperarance by fellow ex-Beatle George, it has two world classics in the title track and "Jealous Guy" but that's only half the story. The whole LP is brilliant. Not one duffer. And the out-takes on this special edition show just what a glorious band Lennon had for the sessions. It;s a classic.

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Andy says: John Lennon's timeless classic gets beautifully remastered with an extra LP providing a time capsule back to 1970/71 and the whole recording process. It;s incredible.

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      2xLP Info: 2LP 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl edition.

                                                                      Soft Cell

                                                                      Northern Lights / Guilty (Cos I Say You Are)

                                                                        Soft Cell have released their first new song in 15 years, Northern Lights!
                                                                        The catchy synthpop track – described by the band’s singer, Marc Almond, as “a celebration of our roots in northern soul” – comes as the duo get ready for a farewell concert at the O2 Arena, London, on 30 September.

                                                                        'Paying tribute to the Northern Soul scene which had such a pivotal influence on British electronica’s most influential and fascinating band, ‘Northern Lights’ is the brand-new single from Soft Cell – their first since 2002. Available as a limited edition 7" single with their second new release 'Guilty (Cos I Say You Are).

                                                                        Siouxsie & The Banshees

                                                                        Superstition - 2018 Reissue

                                                                          The tenth studio album from the Banshees only reinforced the belief that nothing outside of their world was of real concern. Produced by Stephen Hague, one might say an odd choice, given that grunge was soon to be thrust into the mainstream. Forever evolving and experimenting - Superstition would become yet another offering of unique songs to treasure.

                                                                          Remastered from the original ¼” tapes and cut at half speed at Abbey Road studios, London. Superstition has been expanded and cut over three sides for the first time with a special Vinyl etching on Side Four. Both artwork and audio have personally been overseen and orchestrated by Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin.




                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                          2xLtd LP Info: Double LP with etched side D.

                                                                          Siouxsie & The Banshees

                                                                          A Kiss In The Dreamhouse - 2018 Reissue

                                                                            A Kiss in the Dreamhouse brought with it a new musical direction, with the addition of strings and rampant guitarist John McGeoch the Banshees were able to exploit the potential of the studio to full effect.

                                                                            Remastered from the original ¼” tapes and cut at half speed at Abbey Road studios, London. Both artwork and audio have personally been overseen and orchestrated by Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin.

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Grease - The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture

                                                                              “GREASE” - THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM THE MOTION PICTURE celebrates its 40th anniversary with a very special vinyl release over two 180g LPs.

                                                                              Mastered from the original tapes and cut at Half-Speed for a superior sound - tracks such as the Academy Award Nominated ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ and All Time Top 20 Best Selling Singles ‘You’re The One That I Want’ and ‘Summer Nights’ will once again be available in vinyl format along with the original artwork not fully replicated since released 40 years ago.

                                                                              Comes with a download voucher.

                                                                              Japan

                                                                              Gentlemen Take Polaroids - Remastered

                                                                                The last album with Rob Dean, Gentlemen Take Polaroids was also unquestionably the album in which Japan truly found its own unique voice and aesthetic approach. The glam influences still hung heavy, particularly from Roxy Music, but now the band found itself starting to affect others in turn. Even the back cover photo says as much -- looking cool in glossy, elegant nightwear, the quintet had a clear impact on Duran Duran, to the point where Nick Rhodes obviously was trying to be Sylvian in appearance. Musically, meanwhile, the swooning, hyper elegant Euro-disco sheen of Quiet Life was polished to an even finer edge throughout, the title track and the obvious descendant of "Quiet Life" itself, "Methods of Dance," in particular sheer standouts. Sylvian's sighing, luscious croon is in full effect on both, and the arrangements are astonishing, Karn's fretless purring between Jansen's crisp, inventive, and varied drumming, Barbieri's icy keyboards filling out the corners. What makes Gentlemen Take Polaroids even more of a success is how the group, having reached such a polished peak, kept driving behind it, transforming their exquisite pop into something even more artistic and unique. "Swing," in particular, is an astounding showcase for the Karn/Jansen team; snaky funk at once dramatic and precisely chilled, brass section blasts adding just enough wry, precise sleaze, Sylvian delivering with focus and intensity while not raising his voice at all. "Nightporter," meanwhile, is a hyper ballad and then some; a slow-paced semi-waltz with Barbieri's piano taking the lead throughout with wonderful results. Further hints of the future come with the album closing "Taking Islands In Africa," which Sylvian co-wrote with future regular collaborator Ryuchi Sakamato, and which wraps up the whole experience with a gliding, supple grace. - AllMusic.

                                                                                A Half Speed Mastered edition of Japan's fourth album from 1980. Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road. Features the single "Gentlemen Take Polaroids". This record was cut using a specialist technique known as half-speed mastering. This artisan process results in cuts that have superior high frequency response (treble) and solid and stable stereo images. In short, a very high quality master that helps to create a very high quality record. In addition to this, we will release this album as a double 45 RPM half-speed mastered edition. This is the ultimate for high quality reproduction as the faster the replay speed of the record, the higher the potential quality. Also, the shorter side times allow the level recorded to the master lacquer discs to be increased thereby improving the signal to noise ratio.

                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                2xLtd LP Info: Half speed mastered edition. 2LP sets on 180gram vinyl, which play at 45rpm for enhanced fidelity.

                                                                                LP Info: Standard 180gram 1LP.

                                                                                Japan

                                                                                Tin Drum - Remastered

                                                                                  Partially growing out of their success in the country they were named after, as well as growing friendship and affiliation with such bands as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Japan, on Tin Drum, made its most unique, challenging, and striking album. It was also the final full studio effort from the group, and what a way to bow out -- there was practically no resemblance to the trash glam flailers on Adolescent Sex anymore. Rather than repeat the sheer restraint on Gentlemen Take Polaroids, Tin Drum is an album of energy, Sylvian's singing still the decadently joyful thing it is, but the arrangements and performances tight, full, and active. The fusion of exquisite funk courtesy of Karn and Jansen's joined-at-the-hip rhythm section and a range of Asian music influences, from instrumentation to subject matter, combined with an even wider use of technological approaches to create the dramatic, sly songs on offer. Only the Talking Heads showed the same attempt at reach and variety at the time, at least in the Western rock world, but Japan arguably outstripped the New York band with its sheer sense of theatrical style. To top it all off, the band was more popular than ever, with "Ghosts," an appropriately haunting ballad notable for its utterly minimal arrangement, almost entirely eschewing beats for Barbieri's textures and Jansen's work on marimba, becoming a Top Ten hit in the U.K. The wound-up dancefloor art grooves of "The Art of Parties" and especially "Visions of China," the latter featuring what has to be Karnand Jansen's eternal highlight performance (check out Jansen's jaw-dropping drum break) were also notable efforts. Meanwhile, the evocation of Chinese culture in general continued with such songs as "Canton," a slightly martial, stately march with clear inspiration from the country's classical music tradition, and the concluding "Cantonese Boy." - Allmusic.

                                                                                  A Half Speed Mastered edition of Japan's 5th studio album from 1981. Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road studios. Features the singles "The Art Of Parties" and "Ghosts". This record was cut using a specialist technique known as half-speed mastering. This artisan process results in cuts that have superior high frequency response (treble) and solid and stable stereo images. In short, a very high quality master that helps to create a very high quality record. In addition to this, we will release this album as a double 45 RPM half-speed mastered edition. This is the ultimate for high quality reproduction as the faster the replay speed of the record, the higher the potential quality. Also, the shorter side times allow the level recorded to the master lacquer discs to be increased thereby improving the signal to noise ratio.

                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                  LP Info: Standard 180gram 1LP.

                                                                                  On August 24, The Marley Family, Island Records, and UMC celebrate 40 years of "Kaya", Bob Marley & The Wailers’ historic March 1978 release. This most special anniversary edition to date will feature Stephen 'Ragga' Marley’s exciting and vibrant new "Kaya 40" mixes of all ten tracks from the original album alongside its original mixes in 2CD and 180-gram 2LP configurations.

                                                                                  Bob Marley’s artistic legacy forever endures, and the 40th anniversary edition of "Kaya" only serves to reinforce just how much we all share the shelter of this special music.

                                                                                  Siouxsie & The Banshees

                                                                                  Through The Looking Glass

                                                                                    This covers collection was originally released in 1987 and is one of four albums released by UMC, from the Siouxsie And The Banshees extensive studio catalog, each album appearing as it should on glorious 180-gram black vinyl.

                                                                                    The major label massive come through with something for the heads here, hooking us up with f-f-f-fresh reissues of Eric B & Rakim's four iconic studio albums. A year after the Long Island duo made their debut with the iconoclastic "Paid In Full", they returned with another full length "Follow The Leader". Eric B's beats are tougher, tighter and more developed, still break driven but bearing the same aggressive sample style as contemporaries Public Enemy. Rather than a study in biting, Eric makes the style his own, and throws down the gauntlet to any beatmakers with the diverse and dope instrumental cuts on offer. Fearless on the mic, Rakim put down a major marker for his future GOAT credentials with a frankly flawless lyric sheet. Dark and heavy shit from the heart of NYC!

                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                    2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                    The major label massive come through with something for the heads here, hooking us up with f-f-f-fresh reissues of Eric B & Rakim's four iconic studio albums. Their 1992 swansong "Don't Sweat The Technique" came out to diminished fanfare back in the day, overshadowed by the creative differences which would quickly put pay to any further collaborations. The beautiful gift of hindsight has righted that wrong though, and "Don't Sweat The Technique" is now widely regarded by the hip hop heads as the duo's finest. Hard hitting and jazzy, the beats are more refined, defined and developed while Rakim's lyricism is off the fucking hook. I could wax lyrical about his hot lyricism all day, but just check out "The Punisher", "Casualties Of War" or "Know The Ledge" and have you lid flipped. A total masterpiece.

                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                    2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                    The major label massive come through with something for the heads here, hooking us up with f-f-f-fresh reissues of Eric B & Rakim's four iconic studio albums. First in the series is the NYC duo's game-changing debut "Paid In Full", a perfect example of Eric B's break-fuelled, lo-fi beats and scratch prowess and Rakim's revolutionary flow. Though the mighty and mega title track may be the stand out track here (crossover classics don't come much better), the boombox fire of "I Ain't No Joke", slow and sludgy "My Melody" and neck-snapping groove of "I Know You Got Soul" would be standouts on any other record.



                                                                                    Double LP gold here, The Beastie Boys finest fifteen tracks throughout their incredible career. This record features some of the best tunes such as ‘Fight For Your Right’ and ‘An Open Letter to NYC’ but is filled to the brim with all the best of beasties. The Beasties consistent 'triple trouble' MC style is the thread that runs through each track here, creating cohesion to this whole LP, which presents us with a great overview of their career so far.

                                                                                    Wilko Johnson

                                                                                    Blow Your Mind

                                                                                      "There are moments when you could be forgiven for thinking you're listening to excerpts from a great lost Dr Feelgood album from their mid-70s peak. The tales of good love, bad love, uppers and downers are all there, yet there's an energy to them which surely comes from the man and his band being back from the brink, enjoying what they do best."

                                                                                      Wilko's first album of new material in over 30 years. Recorded at Rockfield Studios, where famously Wilko and the Feelgoods parted company back in '77. Guests are Mick Talbot on keyboards and Steve Weston on harmonica, both of whom featured on the last record with Roger Daltrey. Produced by Dave Eringa who also produced Going Back Home (Manic Street Preachers, The Who). Photography by Lawrence Watson (Liam Gallagher, Grace Jones).


                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      CD Info: Digi-pack sleeve.

                                                                                      Liz Phair

                                                                                      Whip-Smart

                                                                                        On the 8th June, for the first time since their original release, three of Liz Phair’s definitive albums will be available on 180 gram vinyl. Whitechocolatespaceegg and Whip-Smart will be reissued in their original formats, along with Liz Phair self-titled making it’s vinyl debut. 

                                                                                        Known for her smart, candid, and often overtly provocative lyrics, the American singer-songwriter broke through as an indie rock icon in the 1990s with the release of her first studio album, Exile In Guyville.

                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                        LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                        Liz Phair

                                                                                        Liz Phair

                                                                                          On the 8th June, for the first time since their original release, three of Liz Phair’s definitive albums will be available on 180 gram vinyl. Whitechocolatespaceegg and Whip-Smart will be reissued in their original formats, along with Liz Phair self-titled making it’s vinyl debut.

                                                                                          Known for her smart, candid, and often overtly provocative lyrics, the American singer-songwriter broke through as an indie rock icon in the 1990s with the release of her first studio album, Exile In Guyville.

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                          Noah And The Whale

                                                                                          Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                            To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Noah and the Whale's debut album 'Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down', UMC are releasing the album on vinyl for the first time, alongside the second album 'The First Days Of Spring'.
                                                                                            Much anticipated by fans, these vinyl releases will be pressed on 180gm vinyl and will contain digital download cards.

                                                                                            Gomez

                                                                                            Bring It On (20th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                              To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Gomez’s Mercury Music Prize winning debut album, Bring It On will be re-mastered and reissued (20.4.18) as a super-deluxe 4CD with an accompanying remastered double LP release (180 gram with download codes).

                                                                                              The 4CD 20th Anniversary edition of Bring It On contains the original, classic album remastered by Frank Arkwright @ Abbey Road studios and 35 previously unreleased tracks including 25 demos (recorded between January 1996 and August 1997) - 13 of which are appearing on an official Gomez release for the first time. The Super Deluxe box set contains 35 previously unreleased tracks. The collection features 25 demos & 13 songs never released in any form by Gomez, including covers of Neil Young’s “Unknown Legend” and “T-Bone Walker’s Mean Old World” plus the band’s 1998 Glastonbury performance and BBC sessions. The package includes a 10,000-word essay by music writer Paul Stokes, with new interviews with the band and those close to them.

                                                                                              Julian Cope

                                                                                              My Nation Underground - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                My Nation Underground is the fourth solo album by Julian Cope. It produced three singles including ""Charlotte Anne"" (which reached number 35 in the UK charts in September 1988).

                                                                                                The album's music is an extension of the more commercial side of Cope's songwriting, following on from the relative commercial and organisational success of its predecessor Saint Julian. 

                                                                                                Julian Cope

                                                                                                Peggy Suicide - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                  Peggy Suicide is the seventh album by Julian Cope. It is generally seen as the beginning of Cope's trademark sound and approach, and as a turning-point for Cope as a maturing artist. 

                                                                                                  Julian Cope

                                                                                                  Saint Julian - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                    Saint Julian is the third solo album by Julian Cope. It has a very strong pop sound, compared to other Cope releases, and spawned several of his best known tracks (including "World Shut Your Mouth" and "Trampolene", which were both hit singles).

                                                                                                    Metallica

                                                                                                    The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited

                                                                                                      The Wait is over…Actually, it’s back! Nearly three decades after going out of print, Metallica will release a remastered version of ‘The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited’ on April 13th 2018 as part of their ongoing remasters series via their own Blackened Recordings label.

                                                                                                      Originally released over 30 years ago on August 21st 1987, the collection features the band covering songs by early Metallica influencers such as Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie, and The Misfits. The five songs from the EP were later included as a part of the 1998 multi-platinum release Garage, Inc., but the band felt it was time to bring it back in the original formats.

                                                                                                      The Velvet Underground

                                                                                                      1969

                                                                                                        This vinyl reissue of The Velvet Underground's 1969 (not to be confused with 1969 Live) compiles 1969-era Velvet Underground classics, including some rare mixes, instrumentals and alternate takes on official vinyl for the first time.

                                                                                                        Several original 1969 mixes from this era are featured here including “Foggy Notion,” “I’m Sticking with You,” “Andy’s Chest,” “I’m Gonna Move Right In,” and “Ocean,” as well as 2014 mixes of “One of These Days,” “Lisa Says,” and more.

                                                                                                        180 gram vinyl with digital download code.

                                                                                                        Nico

                                                                                                        Chelsea Girl

                                                                                                          Back To Black vinyl reissue of Nico's debut full solo album Chelsea Girl, originally released in 1967.

                                                                                                          The album famously features the then-unknown singer/songwriter Jackson Browne (guitar), Lou Reed (guitar), Sterling Morrison (guitar/bass), and John Cale (piano/bass/viola).

                                                                                                          Pressed on 180gram vinyl with digital download code.

                                                                                                          Released back in 1971 as the follow up to the global smash "Shaft", the double LP "Black Moses" is a personal favourite of the late great Isaac Hayes, and for good reason. Hayes covers hits from the likes of the Jackson 5, Carpenters and Dionne Warwick here, and as per usual, makes them all his own. Cinematic, psychedlic and oh so spiritual, Hayes arrangements ooze with musicality and soul, transforming the easy listening style of some of these originals into something utterly transcendental. Adding in a handful of effortlessly funky originals, Hayes fully delivers on this LP, with short interludes like "Ike's Rap II" threatening to steal the show. Not only did this form the basis of Portishead's "Glory Box" and Tricky's "Hell Is Round The Corner" (trip hop classics both), but I heard Moodymann play it at peak time in Sankeys once, reducing the world's worst crowd into a room of slow-dancing sweethearts. Any tune with the power to pull off that transformation deserves a place in any record collection.

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          2xLtd LP Info: 180-gram double vinyl, includes a download card.

                                                                                                          Isaac Hayes

                                                                                                          Shaft - 2018 Remastered Edition

                                                                                                          Even from the very first 'wikka', anyone on the planet can spot the classic theme from Shaft. Creative juices in full flow, the mighty Isaac Hayes penned a Blaxploitation theme so funky, fresh and orchestrally superior that it seized control of the collective pop consciousness with a vice-like grip. But if you look and listen beyond the ubiquitous title, Hayes delivers four sides of melodic and conscious mood music, only rivaled by Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly" for the genre's top spot. The contemplative groove of "Bumpy's Lament" found favour with Mobb Deep and Dr Dre, "Ellie's Love Theme" did the trick for Biggie Smalls while "Do Your Thing" prompted Big Daddy Kane to get super smooth. Each and every track is worth a mention, especially the breezy soul jazz sway of "Cafe Regio's", but rather than hear me wax lyrical, you should just cop a load of this wax - Black Moses in full effect!

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          2xLtd LP Info: 180-gram double vinyl, includes a download card.

                                                                                                          Isaac Hayes

                                                                                                          Hot Buttered Soul - 2018 Remastered Edition

                                                                                                          Originally released at the end of the 1960s, "Hot Buttered Soul" set the precedent for how soul would evolve in the 70s - simultaneously establishing Isaac Hayes as a major music force. Includes the totally awesome 18 minute-long version of "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". 

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: 180-gram vinyl, includes a download card.

                                                                                                          Yeah Yeah Yeahs

                                                                                                          Fever To Tell - 15th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                            Vinyl reissue of their seminal, ground-breaking debut, Fever To Tell. The release will be the original album newly remastered by Stephen Marcussen on black 180g audiophile vinyl for the first time ever and five newspaper lyric posters with exclusive photos by Nick Zinner, Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs, Julian Gross, Patrick Daughters and Cintamani Calise.

                                                                                                            The Killers

                                                                                                            Day & Age - 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                              Island is celebrating the best alt-rock kingpins The Killers have to offer with four stunning LP releases culled from their rich studio catalog, each album appearing as they should on glorious 180-gram black vinyl.. 

                                                                                                              For starters, The Killers’ only existing greatest hits album Direct Hits targets a well-deserved release for the first time on 12-inch 180-gram double black vinyl. In addition to Direct Hits, The Killers’ second studio album, October 2006’s Sam’s Town, is also marking its 180-gram black vinyl debut. The Killers’ third album of studio-bred material, November 2007’s Sawdust, returns to 180-gram double black vinyl. Last, and certainly not least, the band’s fourth studio album, November 2008’s Day & Age, makes its own return to 180-gram black vinyl.

                                                                                                              Future Sound Of London

                                                                                                              Lifeforms

                                                                                                              Remastered re-issue of the 1994 double album by experimental electronica group The Future Sound of London. Although slightly lost in the hyped-up murk of the mid 90s, with time, it has become their best-known album and is considered to be an important and influential classic of avant-garde electronic music. It sounds timeless, and could well have been released this week. Using unique and enthralling keyboard sounds, pad presets or ambient washes FSOL create an exotic and otherworldly collage; existing somewhere between the stars and a deserted tropical island. Sprawling, languid, and unhurried, I'm sure this made a brilliant companion to the permo-comedown from all those high end gary's available at the time.

                                                                                                              180 gram with DL codes.


                                                                                                              The Pharcyde

                                                                                                              Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde - 25th Anniversary Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                              Bizarre Ride II is the debut album from The Pharcyde. Released in late 1992 by Delicious Vinyl, the album was hailed by critics and alternative rap fans and appeared in "best albums" lists in several publications. Produced entirerly by J-Swift with easily some of the tightest and most inventive beats of the era, Bizarre Ride features only one guest appearance, provided by little known Los Angeles rapper Buckwheat (who would become known as "Bucwheed" from The Wascals). Released during the dominant Gangsta Rap era of the West Coast, the music was described as "refreshing" due to its playful, light-hearted humor and lush, jazzy production. Along with albums like To Whom it May Concern by Freestyle Fellowship, and I Wish My Brother George Was Here by Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Bizarre Ride helped establish a new alternative scene on the West Coast followed by artists such as Hieroglyphics, The Coup and Jurassic 5. The album featured four singles, all of which were accompanied by music videos. The group's debut single, "Ya Mama", originally released in 1991, was the song that landed the group their record deal, but it failed to reach any Billboard singles chart. Their first major exposure came with the release of the album's second single, "Passing Me By". The song became the group's biggest crossover hit and is now considered a classic Hip Hop single. The album's third single, "4 Better or 4 Worse", was released in mid-1993 and featured the stoner song "Pack the Pipe" and the throwback track "Return of the B-Boy" as its B-Side. The final single, the SlimKid solo track "Otha Fish", was released in late 1993.

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              David says: Golden Era hip hop doesn't come any more golden this. You can't listen to this without a smile on your face. Essential.

                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              2xColoured LP Info: 25th anniversary pressing on translucent blue and yellow vinyl!

                                                                                                              James

                                                                                                              Whiplash - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                Double Vinyl re-press with download code.
                                                                                                                180g black vinyl.
                                                                                                                Double LP of the original album.

                                                                                                                James

                                                                                                                Millionaires - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                  Double Vinyl with download code.
                                                                                                                  180g black vinyl.
                                                                                                                  First time available on vinyl. 

                                                                                                                  James

                                                                                                                  Gold Mother - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                    Double Vinyl re-press with download code.
                                                                                                                    180g black vinyl.
                                                                                                                    First time available on vinyl with this specific track-list.


                                                                                                                    James

                                                                                                                    Pleased To Meet You - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                      Double Vinyl with download.
                                                                                                                      180g black vinyl.
                                                                                                                      First time available on vinyl. 

                                                                                                                      James

                                                                                                                      Seven - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                        Double Vinyl with download code.
                                                                                                                        180g black vinyl.
                                                                                                                        First time available on vinyl with this specific tracklist.

                                                                                                                        The Beatles

                                                                                                                        Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 2017 Stereo Mix

                                                                                                                          Produced by Giles Martin for this year’s universally heralded ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition releases, the album’s new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by Giles’ father, George Martin. Praised by fans and music critics around the world, The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition is 2017’s most celebrated historical music release and an ideal gift for Beatle People here, there, and everywhere.

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                          LP Info: 180 gram black vinyl edition.

                                                                                                                          Beastie Boys

                                                                                                                          Hot Sauce Committee Part Two - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                          "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two" is the eighth and final studio album by the the one and only Beastie Boys, originally released on April 27, 2011. Where 2004's "To The 5 Boroughs" utilised stripped back production and powerful lyricism in a post 9/11 love letter to NYC, Hot Sauce Committee mixes live instrumentation and samples into the kind of soupy production first unleashed on the world with "Pass the Mic" and furthered with songs like "So What'cha Want" and "Sure Shot". These songs are dense with sound effects and heavy on the bottom end, and the vocals are processed with a mixture of distortion and EQ that obscures the details of their rapping and the content of their lyrics but also gives the music a bit of snarl.The release was supported by four singles – "Lee Majors Come Again", "Too Many Rappers" featuring Nas, "Make Some Noise", and "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" featuring Santigold.

                                                                                                                          Six years after "Hello Nasty", an older, wiser and entirely essential Beastie Boys re-emerged with "To The 5 Boroughs", a passionate love letter to NYC written in the wake of 9/11. As usual they deliver their irrepressible tag team rhymes, mixing up celebrations of their home city with witty put downs of George W and his policies, and of course their usual stoopid bragging, but this time dropping them over stripped down backing tracks, that give a nod to the past (check "Triple Trouble" with its Sugarhill Gang samples), while obviously being influenced by hip hop and R'n'B's more recent electronic styles.  Four singles were released from the album, "Ch-Check It Out", "Triple Trouble", "An Open Letter to NYC", and "Right Right Now Now", but it's very difficult to choose a favourite on this career highpoint.

                                                                                                                          Beastie Boys

                                                                                                                          The In Sound From Way Out - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                          American bands have never gotten in the habit of their British counterparts, who tend to release lots of extended singles filled out with not-meant-for-prime-time experimentations. If the Beasties had gotten into that habit, this would be their B-side compendium. Originally released through the Beastie Boys' French fan club, The In Sound From Way Out! is a collection of the group's funky instrumentals from Check Your Head and Ill Communication, with a couple of new tracks thrown in. The Beasties have a flair for loose, gritty funk and soul-jazz, and the stuttering, greasy keyboards of Money Mark give the music an extra edge - he helps make the music sound as authentic as anything from the early '70s.

                                                                                                                          Sex Pistols

                                                                                                                          Never Mind The Bollocks - 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                            It’s almost 40 years to the date since Never Mind The Bollocks was released and to mark this significant anniversary we’re proud to revisit the out-of-print super deluxe edition of the album originally issued in 2012. Released in limited quantities at the time its widely considered the definitive version. Unlike its 12” by 12” predecessor this new, smaller sized edition still boasts 3CDs which include the original studio album with 1977 B-sides, a disc of outtakes and a disc of live. Plus, a DVD featuring 1977 footage of the band playing live from the boat party held on the River Thames, London, the Winter Gardens, Penzance in Cornwall and the Happy House, Stockholm, Sweden. To accompany this there is a 48-page hardback book with narrative from Pat Gilbert which includes rare photos from John Tiberi, Bob Gruen, Dave Wainwright and Barry Plummer.

                                                                                                                            R.E.M

                                                                                                                            Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                              Widely considered to be one of the best albums of the 90s, 1992’s Automatic For The People features R.E.M.’s iconic hit singles “Nightswimming,” “Man on the Moon” and “Everybody Hurts.”. Commemorating the album’s 25th Anniversary, this remastered Deluxe edition boxset features previously unreleased material, including 20 never-before-heard demos, and the previously unreleased tracks “Mike’s Pop Song” and “Devil Rides Backwards.” A Blu-ray disc offers the full album (with bonus track “Photograph” featuring Natalie Merchant) mixed in Dolby Atmos, plus a high-resolution master of the album, music videos, and the original 1992 EPK. Also included is Live At The 40 Watt Club 11/19/92 – a live set performed in R.E.M.’s hometown of Athens, GA. This will also be released on a 2CD format which includes the remastered album and the band’s 1992 show at The 40 Watt Club in Athens as well as a 180 gram vinyl edition featuring the full original album, remastered from the original analog tapes. Includes digital download card. 

                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                              LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

                                                                                                                              LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                              Roni Size / Reprazent

                                                                                                                              New Forms - 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                              A 2xLP reissue of Roni Size’s Mercury Music Prize winning and platinum selling "New Forms" album, released to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Alongside albums by the likes of Fatboy Slim, Orbital, The Chemical Brothers and Underworld, "New Forms" is one of the definitive dance albums of the 90s and this will be the first time it has received the deluxe treatment. It saw Roni Size build upon his live drum and bass blueprint, which incorporated a whole host of players, mc's and musicians. It, of course, contains the phenomenally massive "Brown Paper Bag", one of the era's biggest tunes to crossover from the DnB camp.

                                                                                                                              The 2LP contains the biggest cuts from the original 2CD album. The 4,000 word sleeve note booklet comes from respected dance music writer Joe Muggs.


                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                              2xLP Info: Includes a download code for all the tracks from the CD version.

                                                                                                                              2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                              Beck

                                                                                                                              Mutations

                                                                                                                                Reissue of Beck's 1998 album Mutations. Whereas his previous album, Odelay had been a found-sounds and sample heavy mish mash of folk, blues, grunge, old-school hip hop and electro, Mutations harks back to the more stripped back style of his One Foot In The Grave album. It’s a laid back, mostly acoustic affair, taking in psychedelic-folk, country and blues. It may not have the commercial punch of Odelay but it’s a fantastic album that still stands up today, and shows what a great songwriter Beck is. 180 gram vinyl and includes download code.

                                                                                                                                Vinyl reissue of The Orb's debut album. The Orb's debut album was released in April 1991 and defined the genre known as ambient house. Features the singles "Little Fluffy Clouds", "Perpetual Dawn" and "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain The Rules From The Centre of The Ultraworld". Looking back, The Orb's influence can be felt all across dance music. From rave, prog and techno, to downbeat, goa and trance; this trend-setting and iconic debut has it all. Backagain with full artwork, insert and pressed on 180gram vinyl. Includes down. 

                                                                                                                                Vinyl reissue of The Orb's 2nd album. "U.F.Orb" is the second studio album by the English electronica pioneers. It was released in July 1992 and reached number one on the UK Album Chart. It featured an edited version of The Orb's single "Blue Room" which reached no. 8 in the singles chart.. Noted graphic design group The Designers Republic designed the cover art. The title hints at the space-orientated theme which quickly became synonymous with the band, often with live imagery and projections to boot - making them a formidable force in live arena and at the many festivals that they would headline during this golden time.

                                                                                                                                Scott Walker

                                                                                                                                Scott 2 - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                  Originally released in 1968, "Scott 2" made it all the way to number one on the UK pop charts, perhaps the strangest number one hit in pop history. Continuing with his orchestral obsession, "Scott 2" features over-the-top string and horn arrangements, occasionally veering into dangerously schmaltzy territory. This production style is in drastic contrast to the lyrical content, songs of despair, prostitution, homosexuality, and brutal honesty, indicting the same glamorous and glitzy lifestyle that his baroque pop style emblemizes. Along with many originals "Scott 2" features songs by Jacques Brel, Tim Hardin, and Bacharach/David.

                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                  Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                  Scott Walker

                                                                                                                                  Scott 3 - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                    "Scott 3", originally released in 1969, marked a big change in Walker's approach to albums as, for the first time, the record is dominated by his original compositions. In fact, the only other songwriter that makes it onto the album is Walker's idol, Belgium's legendary singer/songwriter Jacques Brel.

                                                                                                                                    "Scott 3" again features string heavy production courtesy of Wally Scott, though it occasionally moves out of pop ballad territory into a more cinematic feel influenced by Ennio Morricone among others. An huge influence on folks like David Bowie and Nick Cave, as well as just about anybody on the 4AD label.

                                                                                                                                    The Rolling Stones

                                                                                                                                    Beggars Banquet - Reissue

                                                                                                                                      Beggars Banquet is the seventh British studio album by the legendary English rock band, The Rolling Stones. This album is generally acknowledged as the moment when the Rolling Stones came of age. After three albums that found Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and group indulging in every kind of studio trickery, this 1968 masterpiece found the Stones returning to the band dynamic. Playing it straight, fast and loose, they emerged with iconic tracks like ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and ‘Street Fighting Man,’ launching what became their most iconic period.

                                                                                                                                      No download code.

                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                      The Stax Vinyl 7s Box

                                                                                                                                        The legendary Stax label discovered world-class vocalists, innovative producers and musicians that excelled in the world of R&B throughout the 1960s and 70s.
                                                                                                                                        To celebrate the label’s 60th anniversary and its influence on dancefloors around the world comes The Stax 7s Vinyl Box, which presents seven 45s featuring 14 in-demand rare grooves from both the famous and less famous artists who cut amazing music for the Stax group of labels. This highly desirable set comes complete with liner notes by set compiler and legendary Northern Soul DJ and BBC presenter, Richard Searling. A digital download card is also included.

                                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                        7" Box Set includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                        The Verve

                                                                                                                                        Urban Hymns (20th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                                          Every now and again, the world of music throws up a record that is out of the ordinary, something in its timing, quality and spirit that just feels right. The Verve’s 1997 album Urban Hymns, released on September 29th 1997, was one such record. The album spawned three highly successful singles. The first was the epoch-making worldwide smash Bitter Sweet Symphony, which trailered the album and became the sound of the summer. It was followed in the UK by The Drugs Don’t Work (No. 1) and Lucky Man (No. 7).

                                                                                                                                          20 years on, the strength of the writing, the quality of the ensemble playing and sensitive production ensure the album sounds as riveting as ever and to mark this anniversary, Virgin/UMC are releasing a remastered version of the album with a bounty of bonus material - all of the accompanying b-sides (and The Verve’s b-sides were genuinely something special) plus three hours of powerful, previously unreleased live material, including the full triumphant May 1998 hometown show in front of around 35,000 fans at Haigh Hall, Wigan.

                                                                                                                                          The deluxe packages also feature new interviews with all the band and all physical releases draw on a vast array of previously unseen photography by Chris Floyd, who first travelled with The Verve on their US tour of 1994 and was granted unprecedented access during the making of Urban Hymns and beyond - up to and including the Haigh Hall show. His work brilliantly captured the band in the studio, on stage, backstage, during down time, on their video sets and tour bus. 

                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          Andy says: Incredible album which has mega melodies alongside deeper, darker cuts, gets remastered for its 20th anniversary. Energized melancholia, passion distilled, this is quite simply a beautiful record.

                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                          5xDeluxe CD Info: The Super-deluxe 5 CD and DVD includes a lavish 56-page hard cover book plus poster and 5 postcards.

                                                                                                                                          Underworld

                                                                                                                                          Beaucoup Fish

                                                                                                                                            "Beaucoup Fish" is the fifth album by Underworld, released in 1999. Following the huge success of the single "Born Slippy" from its use in the film Trainspotting, Beaucoup Fish was Underworld's most anticipated release. It spawned several successful singles, including "Push Upstairs", "Jumbo" and "Moaner", which was previously used in the film Batman & Robin. "Beaucoup Fish" was well-received critically (one review calling it 'electronica's "The Dark Side of the Moon"') and remains Underworld's most successful album, with over one million copies sold. It is the last studio album to feature Darren Emerson who departed in 2001 and third album by the techno / house orientated version of Underworld which became active in about 1991/1992 (tracks were being released around this time under the names Lemon Interupt and Underworld). I personally remember this being a particularly arresting album in 1999, with a rollercoaster of dynamics which took you to the dizzying heights of techno stompers "Push Upstairs" & "King Of Snake" and down to the come-down frazzled lullabies of "Skym" and "Winjer" via the Portishead-esque introspection of "Push Downstairs" and the baggy breakbeats of "Bruce Lee". A classic.

                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            4xDeluxe CD Info: The bespoke remastered super deluxe format features 40 tracks across 4CDs with a 60 page booklet. It includes the original albums classic singles remastered for 2016 as well as unreleased tracks, alternative versions & B-sides.

                                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                                            Guardians Of The Galaxy - Awesome Mix Vol. 2

                                                                                                                                              A brilliantly effervescent and instantly recognisable collection of tracks from the second Guardians Of The Galaxy film. Featuring such diverse and familiar rock greats as 'The Chain' by Fleetwood Mac, Parliament's brilliant 'Flash Light' and family favourite 'Mr Blue Sky' by ELO, it is the perfect companion to the film, or a perfect listen for someone who just likes good, classic songwriting. 

                                                                                                                                              Crank it up, and sit down in your favourite chair whilst someone else saves the galaxy (again). It's their job, after all. 

                                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                                              Guardians Of The Galaxy - Vol. 2

                                                                                                                                                Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage - featuring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel , Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper. The 14-track mix features songs by David Bowie (The Prettiest Star), The Rolling Stones (Gimme Shelter), and Paul Simon (The Obvious Child), among others.

                                                                                                                                                This Deluxe edition features the entire soundtrack plus the 16-piece original score by Tyler Bates, filling (most) of the second LP. The true compendium of music from this highly regarded and immensely enjoyable duology. 

                                                                                                                                                The album showcases the band’s first new material in 20 years and is sure to reinstate them as one of the most influential bands of all time. Album opener and teaser track ‘Everything You Know Is Wrong - Intro’ sees the band launching into a statement of intent and the return of Shaun Ryder’s lyrical wit, which this time sees him taking sharp aim at Donald Trump. The forthcoming album is testament to Ryder’s reigning social and political commentary.

                                                                                                                                                Ryder and Kermit have teamed up with producer Youth (Martin Glover) on this album, who has previously worked with the likes of The Verve, U2, Primal Scream, Guns N’ Roses, Pink Floyd and Depeche Mode to name but a few.Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and iconic bands of the last twenty years, Black Grape have had 4 Top 10 singles and their debut album ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah’ shot straight to No.1 in the UK charts upon its release in 1995 and went Platinum. Follow up album ‘Stupid Stupid Stupid’ went Gold in 1997. Released on 1CD and a 180g Gatefold Black 1LP including 2 inserts with lyrics on and a download voucher.

                                                                                                                                                The Cure

                                                                                                                                                Greatest Hits

                                                                                                                                                  First time on vinyl for the 2001 compilation. Mastered by Robert Smith and housed in a die-cut gatefold sleeve. Artwork by the original design team at Stylo Rouge and features out-takes from the original photo shoot for the front cover. Features 4 Top 10 hit singles plus 4 Top 20s.



                                                                                                                                                  The Cure

                                                                                                                                                  Acoustic Hits

                                                                                                                                                    First time on vinyl for the Cure's acoustic rendition of their Greatest Hits. This was a limited edition CD which accompanied the 2001 Greatest Hits compilation and has never appeared on vinyl. 2LP set housed in a die-cut gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                                                                    Big Star

                                                                                                                                                    The Best Of Big Star

                                                                                                                                                    Best of Big Star is part of a wide-ranging, year-long initiative celebrating Stax Records’ 60th anniversary. Formed in 1971 by singer/songwriters Alex Chilton (1950-2010) and Chris Bell (1951-1978), drummer Jody Stephens (b. 1952) and bassist Andy Hummel (1951-2010), the Memphis-based group is now considered to be one of the most influential bands in modern music, having inspired some of the biggest alt-rock artists of the ’80s, ’90s and beyond. An underground core of fanatical enthusiasts kept the fire burning. The Replacements famously released “Alex Chilton,” a song that paid tribute to Big Star’s songwriting genius. R.E.M.’s Peter Buck said, “Big Star served as a Rosetta Stone for a whole generation of musicians.” 

                                                                                                                                                    Iggy Pop

                                                                                                                                                    The Idiot - Back To Black Edition

                                                                                                                                                      Two years on from the end of The Stooges, Iggy returned, older, wiser and perhaps a little more world weary. The Idiot is his debut solo album and the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Style-wise the album sits nicely alongside Bowie’s Berlin period albums, gone is the raw proto-punk of The Stooges, instead we have fractured guitar sounds and discordant keyboards, and whereas previously his vocals were delivered with a defiant snarly, he instead adopts his now trademark baritone drawl.

                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.


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