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Richard Thompson

Henry The Human Fly - 2023 Reissue

    The debut solo album from the influential British folk-rock pioneer Richard Thompson - Originally released on Island in 1972, the album showcases Thompson's remarkable, singular talent.

    Feted as their lead writer, Richard Thompson left Fairport Convention, the group he founded in 1967, in early 1971. Recorded at Joe Boyd's legendary Sound Techniques studio in Chelsea in February 1972, Henry The Human Fly was a 37-minute collection of everything that makes Thompson so cherished today – well-written vignettes with an emphasis on shadow, a cast of curious characters, all wrapped in his warm folk-based musical drone.

    Backed with some of the biggest names in field (Sandy Denny, Barry Dransfield, Ashley Hutchings), Henry The Human Fly showcases Thompson at an early peak. Among its 12 tracks, Nobody's Wedding borrows heavily from the traditional Irish air, Marie's Wedding; The Angels Took My Race Horse Away features Thompson's distinctive guitar playing, part- Django Reinhardt, part- Lou Reed. There is the delightful harp melody of The Old Changing Way; the eerie Salvation Army band nativity of Mary & Joseph – there is much to savour.

    This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1972 Island Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

    The Courteeners

    St. Jude - 15th Anniversary Edition

      To celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album, ‘St. Jude’, Courteeners release the 15th Anniversary Edition of the iconic album.

      The album originally peaked in the UK album chart at #4 in April 2008, so the aim is to surpass the previous peak position.


      LP1 Side A
      Bide Your Time
      What Took You So Long
      Please Don't
      If It Wasn't For Me
      LP1 Side B
      No You Didn't, No You Don't
      How Come
      Kings Of The New Road
      Not Nineteen Forever
      Fallowfield Hillbilly
      Yesterday, Today & Probably Tomorrow

      LP2 Side A
      Cavorting (Original Recording)
      No You Didn't, No You Don't (Original Recording)
      An Ex Is An Ex For A Reason
      LP2 Side B
      Bide Your Time (Acoustic)
      Acrylic (Acoustic)
      What Took You So Long? (Acoustic)
      Not Nineteen Forever (Acoustic)
      No You Didn’t, No You Don’t (Acoustic)
      That Kiss (Acoustic)

      Bide Your Time
      What Took You So Long
      Please Don't
      If It Wasn't For Me
      No You Didn't, No You Don't
      How Come
      Kings Of The New Road
      Not Nineteen Forever
      Fallowfield Hillbilly
      Yesterday, Today & Probably Tomorrow
      That Kiss
      It’ll Take More Than A Weekend Away To Fix This Mess
      Smith’s Disco
      Trying Too Hard To Score
      Slow Down
      Not One Could I Give

      Saw This And Fort Of You
      Car 31
      I’m Sticking With You
      About You Now
      Dream A Little Dream Of Me
      New Romantic
      Out To Get You
      Cavorting (Original Recording)
      No You Didn't, No You Don't (Original Recording)
      An Ex Is An Ex For A Reason
      Bide Your Time (Acoustic)
      Acrylic (Acoustic)
      What Took You So Long? (Acoustic)
      Not Nineteen Forever (Acoustic)
      No You Didn’t, No You Don’t (Acoustic)
      That Kiss (Acoustic)

      The Cure

      Wish - 30th Anniversary Edition (Black Friday 22 Edition)




        From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
        Wendy Time
        Doing The Unstuck
        Friday I’m In Love
        A Letter To Elise
        To Wish Impossible Things

        Kendrick Lamar

        Good Kid M.A.A.d City - 10th Anniversary Edition

          10th anniversary re issue - 'Good Kid, M.A.A.d City' is the second studio album by Kendrick Lamar. It was released on 22nd October, 2012, through Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album features guest appearances from Drake, Dr. Dre, Jay Rock, Anna Wise, and MC Eiht. It is Lamar’s major label debut, after his independently released first album Section.80 in 2011 and his signing to Aftermath and Interscope the following year.

          Good Kid, M.A.A.D City features production by Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Scoop DeVille, Jack Splash, and T-Minus, among others, contributing to the album. Billed as a “short film by Kendrick Lamar” on the album cover, the concept album follows the story of Lamar’s teenage experiences in the drug-infested streets and gang lifestyle of his native Compton. The album earned Lamar four Grammy Award nominations at the 2014 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.


          Sherane A.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter
          Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
          Backseat Freestyle
          The Art Of Peer Pressure
          Money Trees
          Poetic Justice
          Good Kid
          M.a.a.d City
          Swimming Pools (drank) (extended Version)
          Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst

          David Sylvian

          Blemish - 2022 Reissue

            ‘Blemish’ was David Sylvian’s first solo album to be released on his own Samadhisound label following his departure from Virgin Records in 2003. This is the first official release on 180gram vinyl.

            Working primarily as a solo artist, Sylvian created an impromptu suite of songs for guitar, electronics and voice. The compositions were crafted from improvisational sessions by Sylvian and the acclaimed free-jazz guitarist, Derek Bailey on 3 tracks.

            “A Fire In A Forest” features the haunting electronic arrangements by Austrian guitarist / producer Christian Fennesz.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side A
            Blemish (13:42)
            The Good Son (5:25)
            The Only Daughter (5:28)
            Side B
            The Heart Knows Better (7:52)
            She Is Not (0:45)
            Late Night Shopping (2:54)
            How Little We Need To Be Happy (3:22)
            A Fire In The Forrest (4:14)
            Trauma (5:42) 


            Good Feeling - National Album Day 2022 Edition

              Travis’s 1997 debut Good Feeling returns to vinyl with a special ‘Fan Thank You’ sleeve. Originally produced by Steve Lillywhite, who teased out the anthemic hooks of the group’s debut single, All I Want To Do Is Rock, and helped them craft their Top 20 breakthrough hit, More Than Us, the LP also includes the singles Happy and Tied To The 90s.


              Word Gets Around - National Album Day 2022 Edition

                National Album Day GOLD vinyl release for this Stereophonics album. Word Gets Around is the debut studio album by Welsh rock band, Stereophonics. It was released on August 25, 1997 through V2 Records and reached number six in the UK Albums Chart. Word Gets Around features Looks Like Chaplin, Local Boy in the Photograph, More Life in a Tramps Vest, A Thousand Trees and Traffic.

                David Sylvian

                Manafon - 2022 Reissue

                  David Sylvian describes his 2nd solo album for his own Samadhisound label as being: “A modern kind of chamber music. Intimate, dynamic, emotive, democratic, economical”.

                  Recorded in London, Vienna and Tokyo, the 8 songs and 1 instrumental on ‘Manafon’ bring together “the world’s leading improvisors, and innovators, artists who explore free improvisation, space-specific performance and live electronics” including Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, Christian Fennesz, Sachiko M, Otomo Yoshihide, John Tilbury and members of Polwechsel.

                  This is the first time on 180gram vinyl for this 2LP set.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A
                  Small Gods (5:49)
                  The Rabbit Skinner (4:42)
                  Random Acts If Senseless Violence (7:06)
                  Side B
                  The Greatest Living Englishman (10:55)
                  125 Spheres (0:29)
                  Side C
                  Snow White In Appalachia (6:36)
                  Emily Dickinson (6:25)
                  The Department Of Dead Letters (2:26)
                  Side D
                  Manafon (5:23)
                  Random Acts Of Senseless Violence – Dai Fujikura Remix (6:24) 

                  Beastie Boys

                  Check Your Head - 30th Anniversary

                    NOT FOR SALE ONLINE - PRICE IS £117.99 - See Instore for ordering details...

                    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ multi-platinum album Check Your Head, UMC release a limited-edition reissue of the rare 4LP deluxe version of the album, originally released in 2009 as an artist store exclusive. The long out-of-print and much sought-after box set features the 2009 remaster of the original double album, plus two extra LPs of bonus content including remixes, live versions, and B-sides. All four LPs are pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a fabric wrapped, stamped, hardcover case.

                    Originally released in April 1992, Check Your Head was a milestone for Beastie Boys on multiple levels: It was their first album to be produced, in its entirety, by Beastie Boys with Mario Caldato Jr. and to feature keyboard player Keyboard Money Mark, as well as the first to be recorded at the band’s own G-Son studios in Atwater Village, CA. Most significantly, however, Check Your Head marked the return of live instrumentation to the forefront and backbone of the Beastie Boys sound, with the bulk of the album featuring Mike D on drums, Adrock on guitar and MCA on bass for the first time since the band’s early 1980s hardcore punk recordings.

                    Sex Pistols

                    The Original Recordings

                      For the first time in over a decade, 20 of the Sex Pistol’s recordings from 1976 to 1978 are collected together to tell the story of one of the world’s most influential and extraordinary bands.

                      The tracks here cover the entire initial period of the band’s recording career – from Anarchy in The UK, through Never Mind The Bollocks to the post John Lydon Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle soundtrack featuring early demos, cover versions and more.

                      The compilation is completed by some essential B- sides – I Wanna Be Me (the flipside of Anarchy…), ‘Satellite’ (the b-side of ‘Holidays In The Sun’) and Did You No Wrong (from ‘God Save The Queen’).

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Pretty Vacant
                      God Save The Queen
                      No Feelings
                      I Wanna Be Me
                      Anarchy In The UK
                      No Fun
                      (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone
                      Holidays In The Sun
                      New York
                      Lonely Boy
                      Silly Thing
                      Something Else
                      C’Mon Everybody
                      Did You No Wrong
                      My Way

                      Beastie Boys

                      Aglio E Olio - 2022 Repress

                        Vinyl reissue with two newly added bonus tracks, “Soba Violence,” and a rare cover of “Light My Fire.” Previously released on clear vinyl for Record Store Day 2021, this is the standard black 180g vinyl format.

                        Van Der Graaf Generator

                        Pawn Hearts - 2022 Reissue

                          A facsimile LP edition of the classic 1971 album from Van der Graaf Generator heralded as one of the groundbreaking albums of the progressive era. Newly remastered from the original first-generation master tapes.

                          'Pawn Hearts' is the 4th album from Peter Hammill's legendary prog group, Van Der Graaf Generator. Featuring some of their finest playing and most well known songs, Pawn Hearts is an absolute classic of British progressive and cosmic space rock.

                          Erykah Badu

                          Worldwide Underground - 2022 Reissue

                            UMC are proud to present this 180gm deep purple coloured vinyl reissue of Erykah Badu's 'Worldwide Underground'. Worldwide Underground is the third studio album by American singer Erykah Badu, released September 16, 2003 by Motown Records and feautured the singles "Love of My Life", "Danger" and "Back In The Day"

                            Frank Zappa

                            200 Motels - Original Soundtrack

                              Frank Zappa’s “200 Motels” turns 50! In celebration of FZ’s famous 1971 “Surrealistic Documentary,” Zappa Records, UMe and MGM are pleased to present the original soundtrack, a double-album set featuring all original packaging including the booklet & poster and a brand new remaster by legend Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Pressed on 180g black vinyl by Optimal Media in Germany. 

                              TRACK LISTING

                              LP 1 – SIDE 1
                              Semi-Fraudulent / Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
                              Mystery Roach
                              Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers
                              This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue)
                              Tuna Fish Promenade
                              Dance Of The Just Plain Folks
                              This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Reprise)
                              The Sealed Tuna Bolero
                              Lonesome Cowboy Burt
                              LP 1 – SIDE 2
                              Touring Can Make You Crazy
                              Would You Like A Snack?
                              Redneck Eats
                              She Painted Up Her Face
                              Janet’s Big Dance Number
                              Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
                              Shove It Right In
                              Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude
                              LP 2 – SIDE 3
                              I’m Stealing The Towels
                              Dental Hygiene Dilemma
                              Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?
                              Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
                              Penis Dimension
                              What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning
                              LP 2 – SIDE 4
                              A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes
                              Magic Fingers
                              Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch
                              Dew On The Newts We Got
                              The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
                              The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
                              The Girl’s Dream
                              Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
                              Strictly Genteel (The Finale)


                              Gloria - Black Friday Edition

                                AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U2 single ‘Gloria’, originally released as a single in October 1981, the second single to be taken from U2’s second studio album October. It remains a staple in U2’s live set ever since.This 40th anniversary limited edition EP includes the studio version of ‘Gloria’ plus three live versions from three different decades.The 1990s are represented by the Point Depot show on the band’s home turf of northside Dublin (track A2). Although ticketed as 31st December 1989, the show started at midnight on 1st January 1990 and was broadcast across Europe at the time.Side B contains two previously unreleased live recordings of ‘Gloria’ – recorded at the Fleet Center in Boston during the Vertigo tour in 2005, and at London’s O2 Arena during the third night of their run of shows in the English capital as part of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour in 2015.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side A
                                1. Gloria (Studio Version)
                                2. Gloria (Live From The LoveTown Tour, The Point Depot, Dublin, 31st December 1989) – Currently Unavailable
                                Side B
                                1. Gloria (Live From The Vertigo Tour, Boston, 26th May 2005) – Previously Unreleased
                                2. Gloria (Live From The INNOCENCE + EXPERIENCE Tour, London, 29th October 2015) – Previously Unreleased

                                Various Artists

                                You Got The Power: Cameo Parkway Northern Soul 1964-1967 - Black Friday Edition

                                  AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                  LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                  An exceptional 20-track collection compiling some of the most sought-after soul and R&B records from Philadelphia’s Cameo, Parkway and Fairmount labels, which were popular during the late 1960s/early 1970s Northern Soul club scene. Includes rare tracks that sell in the thousands at record fairs and on eBay when found in their original 45 RPM vinyl single format, some of which were only released as white label promotional copies. Features soul and R&B recordings by label mainstays Chubby Checker, The Orlons, Bunny Sigler, Eddie Holman, Lonnie Youngblood and Evie Sands as well as seminal recordings by Yvonne Baker, Christine Cooper, Bobby Paris, Jerry Jackson, Vickie Baines and future R&B hitmaker Frankie Beverly. These recordings feature some of the great Philly Soul and New York production teams of the mid-1960s: Gamble & Huff; Thom Bell; Jerry Ross & Kenny Gamble; Chip Taylor & Al Gorgoni; Sal Trimachi & Ritchie Cordell; John Madara, Dave White & Leon Huff; Weldon McDougal III, Luther Randolph & Johnny Stiles; Stuart Weiner & Mike Lewis plus arrangers Jimmy Wisner, Joe Renzetti and Artie Butler/ Features an essay by soul and R&B historian Ady Croasdell/ Mastered from the original master sources from ABKCO’s Cameo Parkway archive/ Bespoke printed inner bags including extensive liner notes and period photos.

                                  The Velvet Underground

                                  White Light / White Heat - 2021 Half Speed Mastered Edition

                                    The Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat is one of the most confrontational and inspirational second albums ever made by a rock band. Recorded in a matter of days at the end of the summer of 1967, a season in which everything seemed possible in rock and much of it happened at now-mythic speed, White Light/White Heat is an album that reeks of the gritty NY street life and could only have been made in New York, by one band. And that group is the classic-quartet lineup of The Velvet Underground – singer-guitarist Lou Reed; bassist-organist and viola player John Cale; guitarist-bassist Sterling Morrison; and drummer Maureen Tucker.

                                    "No one listened to it. But there it is, forever – the quintessence of articulated punk. And no one goes near it." - Lou Reed, August 2013

                                    “Cited by nearly every group in punk's long lineage and by more than a few arty types, the Velvets defined New York rock, poised between street-level grit and literary irony, rock simplicity and minimalistic drones, clarity and noise.”– The New York Times.

                                    Sex Pistols


                                      If at first you don’t succeed, try again…

                                      Sex Pistols 76/77, features no less than 80 alternate versions of tracks recorded between May 1976 and Sept 1977 that would help form the legendary album NMTB’s. This set includes 8 previously unreleased versions and 30 tracks available for the first time digitally.


                                      The Sex Pistols as we know them, John, Paul, Steve and Glen, got together in the summer of 1975. It would be some 10 months before they first ventured into a recording studio with Chris Spedding, on May 15th 1976 at Majestic in London. Later that July they’d record first at Decibel and then at Riverside with Dave Goodman and subsequently at Landsdown and Wessex later that October. All these early recording sessions are included here, giving listeners the opportunity to hear just how the songs and the band’s sound evolved from the start.

                                      During this period the band signed to EMI and also undertook sessions at their Manchester Square studio. Again these recordings are included on this set.

                                      After issuing Anarchy In The UK, the adverse publicity around it and the band’s TV appearance (in place of Queen) on Bill Grundy’s ITV show on Dec 1st 1976, EMI would drop them on Jan 6th1977. The band kept the record company advance of £40K and promptly got together again with Dave Goodman at Eden and Gooseberry studios and carried on recording. Glen would depart in February and be replaced by Sid Vicious.

                                      They then signed to A&M on March 9th (£150K), re-staging the signing outside Buckingham Palace the following day for the press. A&M quickly began pressing the single God Save The Queen for a March 25th release. 25K units were created but on release day A&M announced they’d pulled the single and dropped the band and would destroy the records. Meanwhile the band kept £75K in compensation and recording sessions continued.

                                      Friday the 13th…..lucky for some? On Friday May 13 they signed to Virgin records and would continue recording right up until Sept 1977, with NMTB’s being released the following month.

                                      76/77 shows just how NMTB’s came to be. There was no luck, instead inspiration, creativity and hard graft.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Pretty Vacant
                                      No Feelings (Take 1)
                                      No Feelings (Unreleased Take 2)
                                      No Feelings (Unreleased Take 3)
                                      I Wanna Be Me
                                      Pretty Vacant
                                      Arnarch In The UK
                                      No Feelings
                                      Anarchy Un The UK
                                      (Don't Gove Me) No Lip
                                      (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
                                      Johnny B Goode
                                      Road Runner
                                      Watcha Gonna Do About It?
                                      Through My Eyes
                                      No Fun (Full 7 Minute Version)

                                      Anarchy In The UK (Instrumental (Manchester Square Backing Track)) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1976]
                                      No Future (aka GSTQ) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1977]
                                      Liar [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1978]
                                      Problems (Manchester Square Demos)) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1979]
                                      God Save The Queen (Instrumental) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1980]
                                      Pretty Vacant (Instrumental) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1981]
                                      No Feelings (Instrumental (EMI Backing Tracks For TV)) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1982]
                                      New York [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                                      Unlimited Edition (aka EMI) [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                                      Liar [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                                      Pretty Vacant [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                                      Problems [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                                      No Future (aka GSTQ) [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                                      God Save The Queen (Unreleased Instrumental ) [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                                      Pretty Vacant [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                                      Seventeen [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                                      Satellite [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                                      No Feelings [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                                      I Wanna Be Me [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                                      Submission [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                                      Anarchy In The UK [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]

                                      Anarchy In The UK (Wessex Studios Rejected Version Oct. 1976) [Wessex Studio]
                                      Did You Know Wrong (Alternative Vocal March 3rd 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      17 (Alternative Vocal March April 21st 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      Satellite (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      Submission (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      Holidays In The Sun (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      EMI (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      17 (Rough Mix May 16 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      Holidays In The Sun (Alterntive Mix June 11 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      Body (Demo & The Banter June 11 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      Submission (Alternative Mix August 12 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                                      EMI (Outtake - March 3rd 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1977]
                                      God Save The Queen (Outtake - March 3rd 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1978]
                                      Bodies (Outtake - Instrumental June 18th 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1979]
                                      EMI (Outtake - August 12th 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1980]
                                      Satellite (Outtake - August 12th 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1981]
                                      Submission (Version 1 - Alternative Mix - August 12th 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1982]
                                      EMI (Alternative Mix - April 22nd 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1983]
                                      Seventeen (Alternative Mix - April 21st 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1984]
                                      No Feelings (Alternative Mix - April 14th 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1985]
                                      Submission (Version 2 - Alternative Mix - August 12th 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1986]
                                      Belson Was A Gas (Demo) [John Boogie Tiberi Denmark Street Rehearsal Room, London, Sept 20th 1977]
                                      Belson Was A Gas (Demo 2) [John Boogie Tiberi Denmark Street Rehearsal Room, London, Sept 20th 1978]

                                      Seventeen (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Satellite (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Feelings (aka No Feelings) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Just Me (aka I Wanna Be Me) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Submission (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Nookie (aka Anarchy In The UK (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      No Future (aka God Save The Queen) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Problems (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Lots Of Fun (aka Pretty Vacant) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Liar (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Who Was It (aka EMI) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      New York (aka Looking For A Kiss) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Anarchy In The UK (Denmark Street Demo July 76) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      Pretty Vacant (Denmark Street Demo July 76) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                                      No Fun (Unedited Version) (Spunk Version [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]

                                      Elvis Costello & The Attractions

                                      Spanish Model

                                        Spanish Model tells the story of what happens to a seminal album (This Year’s Model) recorded 42 years ago when it is reinterpreted with new voices in another language. This is a story of transformation, adaptation, reflection; a mash-up of language, geography, culture, and passion. How past/present and time/ space can partner with music/talent to reimagine a completely new work – Spanish Model. Elvis Costello’s “This Year’s Model” will be reinterpreted all in Spanish with 19 of today’s top Latin artists (Luis Fonsi, Sebastian Yatra, Juanes, and many more) representing a total of 9 countries. The lyrics have been precisely translated to have the featured Latin artists sing to the original multis.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A
                                        No Action - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Nina Diaz
                                        (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Raquel Sofía, Fuego
                                        The Beat - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Draco Rosa
                                        Pump It Up - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Juanes, Guitar: Mick Jones
                                        Little Triggers - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, La Marisoul
                                        You Belong To Me - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Luis Fonsi
                                        Hand In Hand - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Francisca Valenzuela, Luis Humberto Navejas
                                        This Year's Girl - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Cami

                                        Side B
                                        Lip Service - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Pablo López
                                        Living In Paradise - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Jesse & Joy
                                        Lipstick Vogue - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Morat
                                        Night Rally - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Jorge Drexler
                                        Big Tears - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Sebastian Yatra, Guitar: Mick Jones
                                        Radio Radio - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Fito Paez
                                        Crawling To The U.S.A. - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Gian Marco, Nicole Zignago
                                        Running Out Of Angels - Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Vega

                                        Rory Gallagher

                                        Rory Gallagher - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                          This triple vinyl edition is released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s eponymous debut solo album from 1971. Includes the original album along with studio sessions, alternate takes and BBC session recordings. A classic blues rock album!

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side A
                                          Laundromat - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          Just The Smile - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          I Fall Apart - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          Wave Myself Goodbye - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          Hands Up - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          Side B
                                          Sinner Boy - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          For The Last Time - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          It's You - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          I'm Not Surprised - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          Can't Believe It's True - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                          Side C
                                          Gypsy Woman - Tangerine Studio Session
                                          It Takes Time - Tangerine Studio Session
                                          I Fall Apart - Tangerine Studio Session
                                          At The Bottom - Alternate Take 3
                                          At The Bottom - Alternate Take 4
                                          Advision Jam
                                          Side D
                                          Laundromat - Alternate Take 1
                                          Just The Smile - Alternate Take 1
                                          Wave Myself Goodbye - Alternate Take 2
                                          Hands Up - Alternate Take 2
                                          Side E
                                          Sinner Boy - Alternate Take 3
                                          For The Last Time - Alternate Take 1
                                          It's You - Alternate Take 2
                                          I'm Not Surprised - Alternate Take 1
                                          Side F
                                          For The Last Time - Live On BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" / 1971
                                          Laundromat - Live On BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" / 1971
                                          It Takes Time - Live On BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" / 1971
                                          I Fall Apart - Live On BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" / 1971

                                          The Beach Boys

                                          Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971

                                            In honor of 50 years of The Beach Boys’ timeless and often underappreciated albums, Capitol/UMC will release an expansive 5CD box set titled Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 on Aug 27 that chronicles and explores in depth this metamorphic and highly influential 1969-1971 period of the band’s legendary career. Assembled by Mark Linett and Alan Boyd, the team behind 2013’s GRAMMY® Award-winning SMiLE Sessions, the expansive collection features newly remastered versions of Sunflower and Surf’s Up and boasts 135 tracks, including 108 previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, radio promos, alternate versions, alternate mixes, isolated backing tracks and a capella versions, culled from the album sessions.

                                            Housed in a book style package, the set is rounded out with a 48-page book loaded with unreleased and rare photos, lyric sheets, tape box images, recording artifacts, insightful new liner notes by noted radio veteran and Beach Boys afficionado Howie Edelson, and new and archival interviews from Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, and others. Feel Flows will also be released in abbreviated versions including 4LP on black vinyl, 2LP black vinyl and 2CD editions.


                                            Solar Power

                                              “The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. In times of heartache, grief, deep love, or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers. I’ve learnt to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through.”

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Barry says: There's something inherently intoxicating about Lorde's easy-going, sun-dappled sound. Having been hotly tipped by none other than David Bowie, it's no surprise that she's going from strength to strength, and this sweltering set of sunny ballads does little to prove the great man wrong. Lovely stuff.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. The Path
                                              2. Solar Power
                                              3. California
                                              4. Stoned In The Nail Salon
                                              5. Fallen Fruit
                                              6. Secrets From A Girl (Who's Seen It All)
                                              7. The Man With An Axe
                                              8. Dominoes
                                              9. Big Star
                                              10. Leader Of A New Regime
                                              11. Mood Ring
                                              12. Oceanic Feeling


                                              My Boy Lollipop (RSD21 EDITION)



                                                Millie Small was a Jamaican singer and songwriter, best known for this 1964 recording of My Boy Lollipop, which reached number two in both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. The Caribbeanís first international recording star, and its most successful female performer, she sadly passed away in May 2020 My Boy Lollipop has sold over 7m copies worldwide and is here reissued as a replica of the original UK picture sleeve but with altered colour palette and original pink Island label. 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. My Boy Lollipop 2. Something's Gotta Be Done 3. Don't You Know It 4. Until You're Mine

                                                Ben Howard

                                                Collections From The Whiteout

                                                  Produced alongside Aaron Dessner (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Taylor Swift), Collections From The Whiteout heralds the first time Ben has opened the door to production outside of he and his bands closer confines. The foreboding darkness that coated Ben’s second record I Forget Where We Were and thinly veiled its follow up Noonday Dream, isn’t so evident on Collections.. These are songs written from headlines scanned, or news stories scrolled past. Ben has taken those snippets and let his curiosity take control, creating an aural scrapbook that reverberates with tape loops and guitar FXs.

                                                  There are sounds akin to Brian Eno, Durutti Column and Steve Reich in there, but also Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt. It’s a million miles away from Ben’s multi-platinum selling debut, but a path plotted from Ben’s then to his now isn’t so far removed. The door was also left open to some new players too. Yussef Dayes, one of the UK’s most innovative young drummer/producer’ especially in the field of jazz features, as does Kate Stables from This Is The Kit, James Krivchenia from Big Thief, Kyle Keegan from Hiss Golden Messenger, and the aforementioned Aaron Dessner lent his hand too where needed. Long-term guitarist to Ben’s band, Mickey Smith, remains a reassuring presence. Rob Moose, a long-standing arranger of strings for Bon Iver and a collaborator to Laura Marling, Blake Mills, and Phoebe Bridgers is also present, peppering the mix.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: Ben Howard gives us his latest LP, full of brittle folky guitars and subtle percussive drive, all topped with his unmistakeable vocal drawl. More of a pensive affair than 2018's 'Noonday Dream', this is a beautifully composed and perfectly balanced juxtaposition of gloom and hope.

                                                  The Band

                                                  Stage Fright (50th Anniversary)

                                                    Stage Fright is the third studio album by Canadian American group the Band, released on August 17, 1970. Engineered by Todd Rundgren and Glyn Johns, it features two of the group’s best-known songs, “The Shape I’m In” and “Stage Fright”, both of which showcased inspired lead vocal performances (by Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, respectively) and became staples in the group’s live shows.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
                                                    2. The Shape I’m In
                                                    3. Daniel And The Sacred Harp
                                                    4. Stage Fright
                                                    5. The Rumor
                                                    6. Time To Kill
                                                    7. Just Another Whistle Stop
                                                    8. All La Glory
                                                    9. Strawberry Wine
                                                    10. Sleeping

                                                    Frankie Goes To Hollywood


                                                      The follow up to Welcome to the Pleasuredome, Liverpool was released in 1986, produced by Trevor Horn and Steve Lipson the album was top ten all over the world

                                                      The album features the singles Rage Hard, Warriors of the Wasteland and Watching the Wildlife.

                                                      Frankie Goes To Hollywood

                                                      Welcome To The Pleasuredome

                                                        The debut album by Frankie Goes to Hollywood was released in 1984 after the runaway success of the singles Relax and Two Tribes. It had orders of over a million copies and went straight in at number one in the UK album chart.

                                                        Produced by Trevor Horn, it was seen as a ground-breaking release and helped define pop music production in the eighties.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Side One

                                                        The World Is My Oyster
                                                        Snatch Of Fury (Stay)
                                                        Welcome To The Pleasuredome

                                                        Side Two

                                                        Relax (Come Fighting)
                                                        War (And Hide)
                                                        Two Tribes (For The Victims Of Ravishment)

                                                        Side Three

                                                        Ferry (Go)
                                                        Born To Run
                                                        Happy Hi
                                                        Wish (The Lads Were Here)
                                                        Including The Ballad Of 32

                                                        Side 4

                                                        Krisco Kisses
                                                        Black Night White Light
                                                        The Only Star In Heaven
                                                        The Power Of Love

                                                        Frankie Goes To Hollywood

                                                        Bang! - The Best Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood

                                                          Bang!… The Greatest Hits of Frankie Goes to Hollywood
                                                          The first compilation of tracks album by the band and was released in 1993 during a spate of reissuing and remixing of the bands well known tracks.

                                                          The vinyl version is now a double as opposed to a single for sound quality purposes.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Side One

                                                          Two Tribes
                                                          Ferry Cross The Mersey

                                                          Side Two

                                                          Warriors Of The Wasteland
                                                          For Heaven's Sake
                                                          The World Is My Oyster

                                                          Side Three

                                                          Welcome To The Pleasuredome

                                                          Side Four

                                                          Watching The Wildlife
                                                          Born To Run
                                                          Rage Hard
                                                          The Power Of Love

                                                          Brian Eno

                                                          Film Music 1976 - 2020

                                                            This long-awaited album brings together 17 tracks from Eno’s most recognisable film and television work spanning 5 decades.

                                                            Eno’s music has been used in hundreds of films and he has composed more than 20 soundtracks for some of the best known directors in the world including David Lynch, Danny Boyle, Peter Jackson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Derek Jarman and Michael Mann.

                                                            Compositions such as “Ship in a Bottle” in “The Lovely Bones”, “Prophecy Theme” from “Dune”, “Deep Blue Day” in “Trainspotting”, “Late Evening in Jersey” in “Heat”, “Beach Sequence” in Antonioni’s last film “Beyond The Clouds” and “An Ending (Ascent)” from Al Reinert’s ground-breaking “For All Mankind” have contributed significantly to memorably iconic scenes.

                                                            Eno has also scored extensively for television, including all 3 series of the gritty UK crime drama, “Top Boy” for which he received a Bafta, and Danny Boyle’s “Mr Wroe’s Virgins” which earned him and his brother Roger a Bafta nomination.

                                                            This release features over an hour of classic Eno compositions and includes several previously unreleased tracks.

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Barry says: What is there to say about Brian Eno that hasn't already been said? Very little I'd wager. What I can tell you is that this new compilation of his work for films and TV from 1976 is absolutely essential. It's some of the best work he's ever done (really!) and sits comfortably alongside his legendary album output.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            CD & Digital
                                                            ‘Top Boy (Theme)’ From ‘Top Boy’ - Series 1, Directed By Yann Demange, 2011
                                                            ‘Ship In A Bottle’ From ‘The Lovely Bones’, Directed By Peter Jackson, 2009
                                                            ‘Blood Red’ From ‘Francis Bacon’s Arena’, Directed By Adam Low, 2005
                                                            ‘Under’ From ‘Cool World’, Directed By Ralph Bakshi, 1992
                                                            ‘Decline And Fall’ From ‘O Nome Da Morte’, Directed By Henrique Goldman, 2017
                                                            ‘Prophecy Theme’ From ‘Dune’, Directed By David Lynch, 1984
                                                            ‘Reasonable Question’ From ‘We Are As Gods’, Directed By David Alvarado / Jason Sussberg, 2020
                                                            ‘Late Evening In Jersey’ From ‘Heat’, Directed By Michael Mann, 1995
                                                            ‘Beach Sequence’ From ‘Beyond The Clouds’, Directed By Michelangelo Antonioni, 1995
                                                            ‘You Don’t Miss Your Water’ From ‘Married To The Mob’, Directed By Jonathan Demme, 1988
                                                            ‘Deep Blue Day’ From ‘Trainspotting’, Directed By Danny Boyle, 1996
                                                            ‘The Sombre’ From ‘Top Boy’ - Series 2, Directed By Jonathan Van Tulleken, 2013
                                                            ‘Dover Beach’ From ‘Jubilee’, Directed By Derek Jarman, 1978
                                                            ‘Design As Reduction’ From ‘Rams’, Directed By Gary Hustwit, 2018
                                                            ‘Undersea Steps’ From ‘Hammerhead’, Directed By George Chan, 2004
                                                            ‘Final Sunset’ From ‘Sebastiane’, Directed By Derek Jarman, 1976
                                                            ‘An Ending (Ascent)’, From ‘For All Mankind’, Directed By Al Reinert, 1989

                                                            Side A
                                                            ‘Top Boy (Theme)’ From ‘Top Boy’ - Series 1, Directed By Yann Demange, 2011
                                                            ‘Ship In A Bottle’ From ‘The Lovely Bones’, Directed By Peter Jackson, 2009
                                                            ‘Blood Red’ From ‘Francis Bacon’s Arena’, Directed By Adam Low, 2005
                                                            ‘Under’ From ‘Cool World’, Directed By Ralph Bakshi, 1992
                                                            ‘Decline And Fall’ From ‘O Nome Da Morte’, Directed By Henrique Goldman, 2017
                                                            Side B
                                                            ‘Prophecy Theme’ From ‘Dune’, Directed By David Lynch, 1984
                                                            ‘Reasonable Question’ From ‘We Are As Gods’, Directed By David Alvarado / Jason Sussberg, 2020
                                                            ‘Late Evening In Jersey’ From ‘Heat’, Directed By Michael Mann, 1995
                                                            ‘Beach Sequence’ From ‘Beyond The Clouds’, Directed By Michelangelo Antonioni, 1995
                                                            Side C
                                                            ‘You Don’t Miss Your Water’ From ‘Married To The Mob’, Directed By Jonathan Demme, 1988
                                                            ‘Deep Blue Day’ From ‘Trainspotting’, Directed By Danny Boyle, 1996
                                                            'The Sombre’ From ‘Top Boy’ - Series 2, Directed By Jonathan Van Tulleken, 2013
                                                            ‘Dover Beach’ From ‘Jubilee’, Directed By Derek Jarman, 1978
                                                            Side D
                                                            ‘Design As Reduction’ From ‘Rams’, Directed By Gary Hustwit, 2018
                                                            ‘Undersea Steps’ From ‘Hammerhead’, Directed By George Chan, 2004
                                                            ‘Final Sunset’ From ‘Sebastiane’, Directed By Derek Jarman, 1976
                                                            ‘An Ending (Ascent)’, From ‘For All Mankind’, Directed By Al Reinert, 1989

                                                            Aimed in tandem with Spike Jonze's critically acclaimed documentary 'Beastie Boys Story' (5 Emmy nominations yo!) and the group’s best seller Beastie Boys Book (available here folks!) comes "Beastie Boys Music", a 20 track collection of their very finest moments. 

                                                            Just check that tracklist!!! All killer, no filler - all hitter, no shitter brilliance spanning the band’s 30+ year career. Sequenced chronologically, the LP works from the in-yer-face excellence of “Fight For Your Right,” “Brass Monkey,” “Paul Revere” and “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” from their Diamond-certified 1986 No. 1 debut Licensed To Ill, through a couple of killers from their 1989 reinvention Paul’s Boutique and “So What’Cha Want” and “Pass The Mic” from 1992’s multi-platinum Check Your Head, which hit Top Ten on the Billboard 200 chart.

                                                            If it finished there, I'd be fully buzzed; but the hits keep on coming as we work our way through the 90s, feeling the force of “Sure Shot” and “Sabotage” from 1994’s Ill Communication, and “Body Movin’” and the universal smash hit “Intergalactic” from their GRAMMY®-winning 1998 No. 1 album Hello Nasty. The New York trio kept things bumping in the new millenium and the set says sayonara with “Ch-Check It Out” from 2004’s To The 5 Boroughs, which marked the band’s third consecutive Billboard No. 1 debut, as well as “Make Some Noise” and “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” from 2011’s critically acclaimed Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. Frankly, it's as good a greatest hits as you're gonna get.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. So What’cha Want
                                                            2. Paul Revere
                                                            3. Shake Your Rump
                                                            4. Make Some Noise
                                                            5. Sure Shot
                                                            6. Intergalactic
                                                            7. Ch-Check It Out
                                                            8. FFYR
                                                            9. Pass The Mic
                                                            10. Don’t Play No Game
                                                            11. Body Movin
                                                            12. Sabotage
                                                            13. Hold It Now, Hit It
                                                            14. Shadrach
                                                            15. Root Down
                                                            16. Brass Monkey
                                                            17. Get It Together
                                                            18. Jimmy James
                                                            19. Hey Ladies
                                                            20. No Sleep

                                                            Vinyl LP
                                                            1. Fight For Your Right
                                                            2. Brass Monkey
                                                            3. No Sleep Till Brooklyn
                                                            4. Paul Revere
                                                            5. Hold It Now, Hit It
                                                            6. Shake Your Rump
                                                            7. Shadrach
                                                            8. Hey Ladies
                                                            9. Pass The Mic
                                                            10. So What’Cha Want
                                                            11. Jimmy James
                                                            12. Sure Shot
                                                            13. Root Down
                                                            14. Sabotage
                                                            15. Get It Together
                                                            16. Body Movin’
                                                            17. Intergalactic
                                                            18. Ch-Check It Out
                                                            19. Make Some Noise
                                                            20. Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win

                                                            Elliott Smith

                                                            Elliott Smith - Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                              The impact of Elliott Smith ’s music holds no bounds. He has been championed, covered, and sampled by artists from Billie Eilish to Pearl Jam to Frank Ocean and his distinct, solemn sound reverberates in the work of the National, Phoebe Bridgers and Bon Iver. To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elliott Smith’s self-titled second solo album, Kill Rock Stars/UMGI is set to release the Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition on the 28th August, 2020.

                                                              The package includes a revelatory new remastering of the original Elliott Smith record and a bonus disc of the earliest known recording of Smith performing as a solo act, from September 17, 1994 at Portland’s café and “art salon” Umbra Penumbra. The albums come encased within a 52-page coffee table book with handwritten lyrics, reminiscences from Smith’s friends and colleagues about his life at the time he was writing and recording this album, and two dozen previously unseen photographs from the era by JJ Gonson, who shot the image on the album’s cover (the original photo that became the cover is also seen here for the first time).

                                                              When Elliott Smith was released in July 1995, it was so dramatically out-of-step with the later stages of grunge—and with the indie rock and Riot Grrl sounds associated with the Kill Rock Stars label—that it was completely ignored by the press but championed by artists from the Beastie Boys to Fugazi. “I’ve always felt like this record is underappreciated,” says Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon. “A lot of people overlook Elliott’s first two records—they think of them as a prelude to the bigger albums that followed—but when you go back, you discover they’re really great. This is Elliott’s most fragile and delicate music, and we wanted to honor that with a special and beautiful package.”

                                                              For this release, producer/engineer Larry Crane, the official archivist for the Smith family, dug through files, reels, cassettes, and DAT tapes to find the closest sources to the original Elliott Smith first-generation mix downs and spent days to carefully transfer and clean up the audio from the Umbra Penumbra high-quality cassette provided by Casey Crynes. “There are fan-traded MP3s out there of this show, but when people hear what I was able to extract from this original tape, they’ll be shocked,” says Crane.

                                                              The Umbra Penumbra show gives a sense of the contrast between Smith’s live and studio approaches. “He was goofier on stage, making jokes and messing with his own words,” says Gonson. “He worked the words very carefully—he was very admiring of Joni Mitchell and how she wrote. So it was fun, you’d hear a song and then it would change.” What emerged from this challenging creative evolution was a set of songs with the intimacy and intensity of an acoustic-based singer-songwriter and the gut-punch power of a rocker.

                                                              Smith’s joy and connection to the creative community in Portland, his home at the time, is beautifully documented by the photos and reminiscences in this new package. A few years after Elliott Smith was released, the singer himself looked back on the album that in many ways laid the groundwork for his image and his triumphant, ultimately tragic career. “I think that record gave me a reputation for being a really dark, depressed person,” he said, “but I think I’m just about as happy as all the other people I know. Which is occasionally.

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Barry says: Another hugely important album turns 25 years old, and we finally get a repress to go with it! Elliott Smith’s self titled 1995 outing was a perfect distillation of solemn acoustic balladry and taut, folky melodicsm always teetering on the edge of breakdown, but beautifully balanced and performed.

                                                              Paul McCartney

                                                              Flaming Pie - Half-Speed Master Edition

                                                                Flaming Pie is the tenth solo studio album by Paul McCartney, first released in 1997.

                                                                Having been heavily involved in The Beatles’ Anthology project, Paul had time to reflect on the standards he and his bandmates had set during their career, and applied these to what would become his first album in four years. Made in a much more spontaneous style, with songs recorded here and there, mostly on holiday, it’s an album that luxuriates in its own sense of fun.

                                                                Featuring producers George Martin and Jeff Lynne, as well as musicians including Steve Miller, Ringo Starr and his own son, James McCartney, Flaming Pie would go on to become one of Paul’s most acclaimed albums. Sales were brisk, with the album only kept from the Number 1 slot on both sides of the Atlantic by the cultural phenomenon that was the Spice Girls’ Spice album.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A - Remastered Album
                                                                The Song We Were Singing
                                                                The World Tonight
                                                                If You Wanna
                                                                Side B - Remastered Album
                                                                Young Boy
                                                                Calico Skies
                                                                Flaming Pie

                                                                Side A - Remastered Album
                                                                Heaven On A Sunday
                                                                Used To Be Bad
                                                                Side B - Remastered Album
                                                                Little Willow
                                                                Really Love You
                                                                Beautiful Night
                                                                Great Day

                                                                LP3 Side A - Home Recordings
                                                                The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
                                                                The World Tonight [Home Recording]
                                                                If You Wanna [Home Recording]
                                                                Somedays [Home Recording]
                                                                Young Boy [Home Recording]
                                                                LP3 Side B - Home Recordings
                                                                Calico Skies [Home Recording]
                                                                Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
                                                                Souvenir [Home Recording]
                                                                Little Willow [Home Recording]
                                                                Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
                                                                Great Day [Home Recording

                                                                Marvin Gaye

                                                                Every Great Motown Hit - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                  Is there a better voice in soul? While you desperately struggle to think of someone, I'll wax lyrical about my main man Marvin. Not only did his incredible vocals, charisma (sex appeal) and all round dreaminess help Motown become the soul juggernaut we know and love (though perhaps despite ourselves), he used his position and talent to pursue peace, harmony, love and equality to all people. While also loving drugs and hating taxes. So here we get those 60's soul gems, "What's Going On" masterpieces and more funky moments. A great place to start for the casual fan.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Side One
                                                                  How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
                                                                  Your Precious Love W/ Tammi Terrell
                                                                  If I Could Build My Whole World Around You W/ Tammi Terrell
                                                                  That's The Way Love Is
                                                                  You're All I Need To Get By W/ Tammi Terrell
                                                                  I Heard It Through The Grapevine
                                                                  Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
                                                                  What's Going On

                                                                  Side Two
                                                                  Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing W/ Tammi Terrell
                                                                  Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
                                                                  Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
                                                                  Trouble Man
                                                                  Let's Get It On
                                                                  Distant Lover
                                                                  Got To Give It Up (Part 1)

                                                                  Kanye West

                                                                  808s & Heartbreak - Reissue

                                                                    808s & Heartbreak is the fourth studio album by Kanye West. It was released on 24th November 2008 through Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records, re-issued in 2016 for the US, and is now being made available ex-US. Conceived in the wake of several distressing personal events, 808s & Heartbreak marked a major musical departure from West’s previous rap records, instead featuring a sparse, electronic sound and West singing through an Auto-Tune vocal processor. His lyrics explore themes of loss, alienated fame, and heartache, while the album’s production abandons conventional hip hop sounds in favor of a minimalist sonic palette, which includes prominent use of the titular Roland TR-808 drum machine.

                                                                    Despite varying responses from listeners, the album received positive reviews from most music critics, who generally commented on West’s experimentation, and was named one of 2008’s best records in several year-end lists. Four singles were released in promotion, including the hit singles “Love Lockdown” and “Heartless”. 808s & Heartbreak has since been cited as a prominent influence on subsequent hip hop, pop, and R&B music. This was due to a new wave of rappers, singers, and producers coming to adopt aspects of its style and thematic content.

                                                                    Thin Lizzy


                                                                      Regarded as one of the bands all time classic albums, Jailbreak released in 1976 was a hit both sides of the Atlantic and contains the ultimate Thin Lizzy anthem in The Boys are Back in Town.’

                                                                      This vinyl reissue is on 180gm vinyl (with download code) with replica artwork.

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Andy says: An incredible band who were heavy as heck (and funky, and poppy) and in Phil Lynott had one of the best songwriters of his generation.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Side A
                                                                      Angel From The Coast
                                                                      Running Back
                                                                      Romeo And The Lonely Girl

                                                                      Side B
                                                                      The Boys Are Back In Town
                                                                      Fight Or Fall
                                                                      Cowboy Song

                                                                      Rolling Stones

                                                                      Let It Bleed - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                        'The Rolling Stones’ groundbreaking multi-platinum selling album Let It Bleed was originally issued in late 1969, charting at #1 in the UK and #3 in the US. In celebration of the album’s original release a half-century ago, UMC/ABKCO Records is offering Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition).

                                                                        1LP:The Rolling Stones' groundbreaking multi-platinum selling album 'Let It Bleed' was originally issued in late 1969, charting at #1 in the UK and #3 in the US. The album has been remastered here in stereo by GRAMMY-winning engineer Bob Ludwig to mark the 50th anniversary of its original release. Features three of the band’s greatest songs – Gimmie Shelter, Midnight Rambler & the anthemic You Can’t Always Get What You Want

                                                                        1CD: This version of Let It Bleed was remastered and released in 2006 but still features the artwork of previous versions. Features three of the band’s greatest songs – Gimmie Shelter, Midnight Rambler & the anthemic You Can’t Always Get What You Want

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Peaky Blinders OST Series 1-5

                                                                          Peaky Blinders is a British crime drama television series primarily set in Birmingham, England following aftermath of World War I. Starring Cillian Murphy as ‘Tommy Shelby’ – the gang’s leader, the show follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family. The fictional gang is loosely based on the Peaky Blinders, a real urban youth gang who were active in the city from the 1890’s and early twentieth century. The show is known for its dark and dramatic soundtrack. The soundtrack is a window into the mind of Tommy – a tortured ex-soldier with a sensitive side who appears to be suffering from PTSD after fighting in the trenches during World War One.

                                                                          This 3LP set will feature music and key clips of dialogue from all 5 series the show, the 5th series aired late 2019 to critical acclaim. The album will feature Nick Cave’s title opening track Red Right Hand and PJ Harvey’s cover recorded exclusively for the show. Other artist’s music featured on the show and set to appear on this release are The White Stripes, Laura Marling, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, Radiohead, The Last Shadow Puppets, Queens of the Stone Age, David Bowie, Foals, Black Sabbath, Idles, Joy Division and Richard Hawley who has covered Bob Dylan’s “Ballad Of A Thin Man”.

                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Mine says: A soundtrack that features not one but three Nick Cave songs can only be a winner if you ask me. This sometimes pensive but often raucous collection of songs perfectly soundtracked the many dramatic scenes in Peaky Blinders, or, as Cillian Murphy better describes it: 'The sound has this “peakiness” to it.'
                                                                          Includes the iconic 'Red Right Hand', the one Bad Seeds song even Barry admits he likes!

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          LP1 - Side A

                                                                          *Tommy: 'It’s Not A Good Idea…'
                                                                          Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
                                                                          The White Stripes - St James Infirmary Blues
                                                                          Truce - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 1 (Score)
                                                                          *Tommy: 'Right I Have Bought You Hear Today…'
                                                                          Dan Auerbach - The Prowl
                                                                          *Polly: 'There’s Only One Thing…'
                                                                          Jack White - Love Is Blindness
                                                                          PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

                                                                          LP1 - Side B

                                                                          Alfie: 'I’ve Heard Very Bad, Bad, Bad Things…'
                                                                          Black Rebel Motorcycle - River Styx
                                                                          Post Irish Meeting - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 2 (Score)
                                                                          PJ Harvey - Red Right Hand
                                                                          Laura Marling - What He Wrote
                                                                          Arthur: 'Do You Wanna Tell ‘Em…'
                                                                          Royal Blood - Come On Over
                                                                          Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

                                                                          LP2 - Side A

                                                                          Tommy: 'I Love You…'
                                                                          Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Breathless
                                                                          Radiohead - You And Whose Army?
                                                                          Polly: 'A Woman Of Substance…'
                                                                          PJ Harvey - This Is Love
                                                                          Sons - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 3 (Score)
                                                                          Tommy: 'You Can Change What You Do…'
                                                                          Queens Of The Stone Age - Burn The Witch
                                                                          The Last Shadow Puppets - Bad Habits
                                                                          David Bowie - Lazarus

                                                                          LP2 - Side B
                                                                          Tommy: 'Sex, Freedom, Whiskey Sours…'
                                                                          Savages - Adore
                                                                          Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat (Live From KCRW)
                                                                          Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - I Wish
                                                                          Ballad Of Polly Gray - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 4 (Score)
                                                                          Tommy: 'I’m Not A Traitor To My Class…'
                                                                          Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes - Devil Inside Me

                                                                          LP3 - Side A
                                                                          Foals - Snake Oil
                                                                          Polly: 'It's In Our Gypsy Blood…'
                                                                          Radiohead - Pyramid Song
                                                                          Laura Marling - A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
                                                                          Ada: 'So, Tommy Shelby, MP…'
                                                                          Black Sabbath - The Wizard
                                                                          Anna Calvi - Papi Pacify

                                                                          LP3 - Side B
                                                                          Joy Division - Atmosphere
                                                                          Tommy: 'You Need To Understand…'
                                                                          You’re Not God - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 5 (Score)
                                                                          Arthur: 'There’s A Bentley Outside…'
                                                                          Jehnny Beth - I'm The Man
                                                                          Idles - Never Fight A Man With A Perm
                                                                          Tommy: 'I Will Continue…'
                                                                          Richard Hawley - Ballad Of A Thin Man

                                                                          The Beatles

                                                                          Abbey Road - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                            London – August 8, 2019 – It was 50 years ago today, on August 8, 1969, that the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located. Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe.

                                                                            This is the first time Abbey Road has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos. The album’s sweeping new edition follows the universally acclaimed remixed and expanded anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The BEATLES (‘White Album’) released in 2017 and 2018, respectively. To create Abbey Road’s new stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios. All the new Abbey Road releases feature the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes. To produce the mix, Giles was guided by the album’s original stereo mix supervised by his father, George Martin.

                                                                            “The magic comes from the hands playing the instruments, the blend of The Beatles’ voices, the beauty of the arrangements,” Giles Martin explains in his written introduction for the new edition. “Our quest is simply to ensure everything sounds as fresh and hits you as hard as it would have on the day it was recorded.”

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Andy says: Their final album, and it's a beauty! This is a gorgeous, opulent, warm rock record that set the tone for FM seventies music. And for its 50th Anniversary, ‘Abbey Road’ gets remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos across six different formats.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            DELUXE 2CD

                                                                            CD ONE: 2019 Stereo Mix
                                                                            1. Come Together
                                                                            2. Something
                                                                            3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
                                                                            4. Oh! Darling
                                                                            5. Octopus’s Garden
                                                                            6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
                                                                            7. Here Comes The Sun
                                                                            8. Because
                                                                            9. You Never Give Me Your Money
                                                                            10. Sun King
                                                                            11. Mean Mr Mustard
                                                                            12. Polythene Pam
                                                                            13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
                                                                            14. Golden Slumbers
                                                                            15. Carry That Weight
                                                                            16. The End
                                                                            17. Her Majesty

                                                                            CD TWO: Sessions
                                                                            1. Come Together (Take 5)
                                                                            2. Something (Studio Demo)
                                                                            3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Take 12)
                                                                            4. Oh! Darling (Take 4)
                                                                            5. Octopus’s Garden (Take 9)
                                                                            6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session & Reduction Mix)
                                                                            7. Here Comes The Sun (Take 9)
                                                                            8. Because (Take 1 Instrumental)
                                                                            9. You Never Give Me Your Money (Take 36)
                                                                            10. Sun King (Take 20)
                                                                            11. Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)
                                                                            12. Polythene Pam (Take 27)
                                                                            13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Take 27)
                                                                            14. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Takes 1–3 / Medley)
                                                                            15. The End (Take 3)
                                                                            16. Her Majesty (Takes 1–3)

                                                                            STANDARD [1CD; Digital; 1LP Vinyl
                                                                            2019 Stereo Mix
                                                                            1. Come Together
                                                                            2. Something
                                                                            3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
                                                                            4. Oh! Darling
                                                                            5. Octopus’s Garden
                                                                            6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
                                                                            7. Here Comes The Sun
                                                                            8. Because
                                                                            9. You Never Give Me Your Money
                                                                            10. Sun King
                                                                            11. Mean Mr Mustard
                                                                            12. Polythene Pam
                                                                            13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
                                                                            14. Golden Slumbers
                                                                            15. Carry That Weight
                                                                            16. The End
                                                                            17. Her Majesty

                                                                            Frank Zappa

                                                                            Orchestral Favorites - 40th Anniversary

                                                                              When Frank Zappa’s Orchestral Favorites was eventually released in 1979 as part of fulfilling his contract with his contentious former label, the album was dumped into the world along with several other titles without the legendary musician’s permission or quality control. It did not include liner notes or credits and the artwork and audio wasn’t approved by Zappa who publicly criticized it as not being up to his standards. As a result of not receiving any promotion, it was quickly relegated to the bargain bin shortly after its release.

                                                                              Four decades later, in celebration of the long-beleaguered album’s 40th anniversary, the Zappa Family Trust is righting this wrong and presenting Orchestral Favorites with the audiophile detail and respect it deserves to commemorate the historical event that took place at UCLA’s Royce Hall in September 1975 where the compositions were recorded. 


                                                                              Live And Loud - Vinyl Edition

                                                                                First-time stand-alone audio release of the Nirvana concert video LIVE AND LOUD from the MTV-shot performance in Seattle on 13th December, 1993 that was previously only available in the IN UTERO 20th anniversary Super Deluxe box from 2013.

                                                                                There will be the 180-gram black audiophile 2LP vinyl edition in a gatefold jacket with replica backstage pass audio download card.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter”
                                                                                “Drain You“
                                                                                “Serve The Servants”
                                                                                “Rape Me“
                                                                                “Pennyroyal Tea“
                                                                                “Scentless Apprentice“
                                                                                “All Apologies“
                                                                                “Heart-Shaped Box“
                                                                                “The Man Who Sold The World” (David Bowie)
                                                                                “Come As You Are“
                                                                                “About A Girl“
                                                                                “Endless, Nameless”

                                                                                Brian Eno

                                                                                Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks - Extended Edition

                                                                                A whole disc of new music, plus Eno’s seminal original album re-mastered.

                                                                                "Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks" was written, produced and performed by Brian Eno together with his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois. The music was originally recorded in 1983 for the landmark feature-length documentary ‘For All Mankind’, which was directed by American journalist, film director and screenwriter Al Reinert. The film features 35mm footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing with real-time commentary, as well as the Apollo astronauts sharing their recollections of the momentous events surrounding it. An extended edition of the album will be released on July 19th in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. This very special anniversary release features the original album remastered by Abbey Road's Miles Showell, as well as an accompanying album of 11 new instrumental compositions that reimagine the soundtrack to ‘For All Mankind’.

                                                                                The music from the original album is highly recognizable, and tracks from it have been streamed in excess of 300 million times. Since its release, many of the songs from "Apollo" have found a life of their own, featuring in any number of films, television shows and commercials – most notably ‘Trainspotting’, ‘Traffic’, ‘28 Days Later, ‘Drive’ and ‘Love’. ‘An Ending (Ascent)’ was also used in the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. The 11 new tracks on "Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks" find Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno working collectively for the first time since the original album in 1983. Lanois contributed 3 compositions; "Capsule", "Last Step From The Surface" and "Fine-grained", while Roger Eno’s are "Waking Up", "Under The Moon" and "Strange Quiet".

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Barry says: There aren't many things in this world that can compete with me for “The Best Things To Have Come Out On The 30th Of June 1983”, but 'Apollo...' is one of them. In classic Eno fashion, this is a well balanced juxtaposition of plaintive piano, expertly crafted walls of tectonic synth (both monolithic and near-weightless) and Eno's legendary skill at balancing the two. This extended edition is without a doubt, an essential item for fans or ambient explorers alike. Stunning.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                CD/LP 1

                                                                                01. Under Stars ( 4:29 )
                                                                                02. The Secret Place ( 3:31 )
                                                                                03. Matta ( 4:20 )
                                                                                04. Signals ( 2:47 )
                                                                                05. An Ending (Ascent) ( 4:24 )
                                                                                06. Under Stars II ( 3:23 )
                                                                                07. Drift ( 3:05 )
                                                                                08. Silver Morning ( 2:40 )
                                                                                09. Deep Blue Day ( 3:58 )
                                                                                10. Weightless ( 4:35 )
                                                                                11. Always Returning ( 4:04 )
                                                                                12. Stars ( 8:02 )

                                                                                CD/LP 2

                                                                                01. The End Of A Thin Cord ( 4:08 )
                                                                                02. Capsule ( 3:13 )
                                                                                03. At The Foot Of A Ladder ( 3:35 )
                                                                                04. Waking Up ( 2:29 )
                                                                                05. Clear Desert Night ( 3:11 )
                                                                                06. Over The Canaries ( 4:41 )
                                                                                07. Last Step From The Surface ( 3:58 )
                                                                                08. Fine-grained ( 3:34 )
                                                                                09. Under The Moon ( 3:10 )
                                                                                10. Strange Quiet ( 4:09 )
                                                                                11. Like I Was A Spectator ( 4:23 )


                                                                                News Of The World

                                                                                  "If Day at the Races was a sleek, streamlined album, its 1977 successor, News of the World, was its polar opposite, an explosion of styles that didn't seem to hold to any particular center. It's front-loaded with two of Queen's biggest anthems -- the stomping, stadium-filling chant "We Will Rock You" and its triumphant companion, "We Are the Champions" -- which are quickly followed by the ferocious "Sheer Heart Attack," a frenzied rocker that hits harder than anything on the album that shares its name (a remarkable achievement in itself). Three songs, three quick shifts in mood, but that's hardly the end of it. As the News rolls on, you're treated to the arch, campy crooning of "My Melancholy Blues," a shticky blues shuffle in "Sleeping on the Sidewalk," and breezy Latin rhythms on "Who Needs You." Then there's the neo-disco of "Fight from the Inside," which is eclipsed by the mechanical funk of "Get Down, Make Love," a dirty grind that's stripped of sensuality. That cold streak on "Get Down, Make Love" runs through the album as a whole. Despite the explosion of sounds and rhythms, this album doesn't add up to party thanks to that slightly distancing chilly vibe that hangs over the album. Nevertheless, many of these songs work well on their own as entities, so there is plenty to savor here, especially from Brian May. Whether he's doing the strangely subdued eccentric English pop "All Dead, All Dead" or especially the majestic yet nimble rocker "It's Late," he turns in work that gives this album some lightness, which it needs. And that's the reason News of the World was a monster hit despite its coldness -- when it works, it's massive, earth-shaking rock & roll, the sound of a band beginning to revel in its superstardom." - Allmusic.


                                                                                  A Night At The Opera

                                                                                    "Queen were straining at the boundaries of hard rock and heavy metal on Sheer Heart Attack, but they broke down all the barricades on A Night at the Opera, a self-consciously ridiculous and overblown hard rock masterpiece. Using the multi-layered guitars of its predecessor as a foundation, A Night at the Opera encompasses metal ("Death on Two Legs," "Sweet Lady"), pop (the lovely, shimmering "You're My Best Friend"), campy British music hall ("Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon," "Seaside Rendezvous"), and mystical prog rock ("'39," "The Prophet's Song"), eventually bringing it all together on the pseudo-operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody." In short, it's a lot like Queen's own version of Led Zeppelin IV, but where Zep find dark menace in bombast, Queen celebrate their own pomposity. No one in the band takes anything too seriously, otherwise the arrangements wouldn't be as ludicrously exaggerated as they are. But the appeal -- and the influence -- of A Night at the Opera is in its detailed, meticulous productions. It's prog rock with a sense of humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else." Allmusic.


                                                                                    Greatest Hits

                                                                                      The first Greatest Hits album by the legendary Queen. Originally released in 1981, this compilation album contains all of Queens best selling singles since their first chart appearance in 1974.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. Bohemian Rhapsody
                                                                                      2. Another One Bites The Dust
                                                                                      3. Killer Queen
                                                                                      4. Fat Bottomed Girls
                                                                                      5. Bicycle Race
                                                                                      6. You're My Best Friend
                                                                                      7. Don't Stop Me Now
                                                                                      8. Save Me
                                                                                      9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
                                                                                      10. Somebody To Love
                                                                                      11. Now I'm Here
                                                                                      12. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
                                                                                      13. Play The Game
                                                                                      14. Flash
                                                                                      15. Seven Seas Of Rhye
                                                                                      16. We Will Rock You
                                                                                      17. We Are The Champions

                                                                                      The B-52's

                                                                                      The B-52's - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                        Even in the weird, quirky world of new wave and post-punk in the late 70s, the B-52's' eponymous debut stood out as an original. Unabashed kitsch mavens at a time when their peers were either vulgar or stylish, the Athens, Georgia quintet celebrated all the silliest aspects of pre-Beatles pop culture - bad hairdos, sci-fi nightmares, dance crazes, pastels, and anything else that sprung into their minds - to a skewed fusion of pop, surf, avant-garde, amateurish punk, and white funk. On paper, it sounds like a cerebral exercise, but it played like a party. The jerky, angular funk was irresistibly danceable, winning over listeners dubious of Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson's high-pitched, close harmonies and Fred Schneider's campy, flamboyant vocalizing, pitched halfway between singing and speaking. It's all great fun, but it wouldn't have resonated throughout the years if the group hadn't written such incredibly infectious, memorable tunes as "Planet Claire," "Dance This Mess Around," and, of course, their signature tune, "Rock Lobster."

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Martin says: Classic 1979 new wave album from the US quintet, who channeled rock & roll, surf, girl group pop and B-movie kitsch and transplanted the 50s / 60s into the post-punk era. 'Planet Claire', 'Dance This Mess Around', 'Rock Lobster'...


                                                                                        The Works

                                                                                          "Following the disappointing commercial performance of the dance-oriented Hot Space in 1982, Queen took 1983 off to get refocused and work on a follow-up that would put the band back on track. While the songwriting had definitely improved on the resulting The Works in 1984, the album sonically lacked the punch of such earlier releases as News of the World and The Game (strangely, Hot Space even had a better overall sound). Although the album only peaked at number 23 on the U.S. album charts, it was a Top Ten hit in just about every other area of the world, producing the huge single "Radio Ga Ga." Three other tracks were hits in Queen's native England -- the uplifting "I Want to Break Free," the love song "It's a Hard Life," and the politically conscious rocker "Hammer to Fall," which dealt with the danger of nuclear weapons. Other highlights included the '50s-sounding "Man on the Prowl," the electronic experiment "Machines," the thunderous "Tear It Up," and a touching acoustic ballad, "Is This the World We Created...?"" - Allmusic.



                                                                                            "Famously tagged as "fascist" in a Rolling Stone review printed at the time of its 1978 release, Jazz does indeed showcase a band that does thrive upon its power, thrilling upon the hold that it has on its audience. That confidence, that self-intoxication, was hinted at on News of the World but it takes full flower here, and that assurance acts as a cohesive device, turning this into one of Queen's sleekest albums. Like its patchwork predecessor, Jazz also dabbles in a bunch of different sounds -- that's a perennial problem with Queen, where the four songwriters were often pulling in different directions -- but it sounds bigger, heavier than News, thanks to the mountains of guitars Brian May has layered all over this record. If May has indulged himself, Freddie Mercury runs riot all over this album, infusing it with an absurdity that's hard to resist. This goofiness is apparent from the galloping overture "Mustapha," and things only get a lot sillier from that point out, as the group sings the praises of "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Bicycle Races." May and Mercury have an unspoken competition on who can overdub the most onto a particular track, while Roger Taylor steers them toward their first disco song in the gloriously dumb "Fun It." But since over-the-top campiness has always been an attribute in Queen, this kind of grand-scale exaggeration gives Jazz a sense of ridiculousness that makes it more fun than many of their other albums." - Allmusic.

                                                                                            Tears For Fears

                                                                                            The Hurting

                                                                                              Tears for Fears debut album The Hurting was released on 7 March 1983, and peaked at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart in its second week of release. The album reached Platinum status in January 1985 and contains Tears for Fears’ first three hit singles – “Mad World”, “Change”, and “Pale Shelter” – all of which reached the top five in the UK. 


                                                                                              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 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.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
                                                                                                Vote For Me
                                                                                                The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
                                                                                                Breaking Point
                                                                                                Blam Blam Fever
                                                                                                The Ten Commandments
                                                                                                Embarrassed By You
                                                                                                The Life And Times Of A Man Called Depression
                                                                                                We Sell Hope

                                                                                                The Best Of The Specials Live – Tracklisting TBC

                                                                                                LP Tracklisting
                                                                                                Side One
                                                                                                Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
                                                                                                Vote For Me
                                                                                                The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
                                                                                                Breaking Point

                                                                                                Side Two
                                                                                                Blam Blam Fever
                                                                                                The Ten Commandments
                                                                                                Embarrassed By You
                                                                                                The Life And Times Of A Man Called Depression
                                                                                                We Sell Hope

                                                                                                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. 

                                                                                                  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.”

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Super Deluxe [6CD+1Blu-ray Set / Digital Audio Collection]
                                                                                                  CD 1: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix
                                                                                                  Back In The U.S.S.R.
                                                                                                  Dear Prudence
                                                                                                  Glass Onion
                                                                                                  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
                                                                                                  Wild Honey Pie
                                                                                                  The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
                                                                                                  While My Guitar Gently Weeps
                                                                                                  Happiness Is A Warm Gun
                                                                                                  Martha My Dear
                                                                                                  I’m So Tired
                                                                                                  Rocky Raccoon
                                                                                                  Don’t Pass Me By
                                                                                                  Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?
                                                                                                  I Will

                                                                                                  CD 2: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix
                                                                                                  Yer Blues
                                                                                                  Mother Nature’s Son
                                                                                                  Everybody’s Got Something To Hide
                                                                                                  Except Me And My Monkey
                                                                                                  Sexy Sadie
                                                                                                  Helter Skelter
                                                                                                  Long, Long, Long
                                                                                                  Revolution I
                                                                                                  Honey Pie
                                                                                                  Savoy Truffle
                                                                                                  Cry Baby Cry
                                                                                                  Revolution 9
                                                                                                  Good Night

                                                                                                  CD 3: Esher Demos
                                                                                                  Back In The U.S.S.R.
                                                                                                  Dear Prudence
                                                                                                  Glass Onion
                                                                                                  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
                                                                                                  The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
                                                                                                  While My Guitar Gently Weeps
                                                                                                  Happiness Is A Warm Gun
                                                                                                  I’m So Tired
                                                                                                  Rocky Raccoon
                                                                                                  Yer Blues
                                                                                                  Mother Nature’s Son
                                                                                                  Everybody’s Got Something To Hide
                                                                                                  Except Me And My Monkey
                                                                                                  Sexy Sadie
                                                                                                  Honey Pie
                                                                                                  Cry Baby Cry
                                                                                                  Sour Milk Sea
                                                                                                  Child Of Nature
                                                                                                  Mean Mr. Mustard
                                                                                                  Polythene Pam
                                                                                                  Not Guilty
                                                                                                  What’s The New Mary Jane

                                                                                                  CD 4: Sessions
                                                                                                  Revolution I (Take 18)
                                                                                                  A Beginning (Take 4) / Don’t Pass Me By (Take 7)
                                                                                                  Blackbird (Take 28)
                                                                                                  Everybody’s Got Something To Hide
                                                                                                  Except Me And My Monkey (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
                                                                                                  Good Night (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
                                                                                                  Good Night (Take 10 With A Guitar Part From Take 5)
                                                                                                  Good Night (Take 22)
                                                                                                  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 3)
                                                                                                  Revolution (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
                                                                                                  Revolution (Take 14 – Instrumental Backing Track)
                                                                                                  Cry Baby Cry (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
                                                                                                  Helter Skelter (First Version – Take 2)

                                                                                                  CD 5: Sessions
                                                                                                  Sexy Sadie (Take 3)
                                                                                                  While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic Version – Take 2)
                                                                                                  Hey Jude (Take 1)
                                                                                                  St. Louis Blues (Studio Jam)
                                                                                                  Not Guilty (Take 102)
                                                                                                  Mother Nature’s Son (Take 15)
                                                                                                  Yer Blues (Take 5 With Guide Vocal)
                                                                                                  What’s The New Mary Jane (Take 1)
                                                                                                  Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)
                                                                                                  Back In The U.S.S.R. (Take 5 – Instrumental Backing Track)
                                                                                                  Dear Prudence (Vocal, Guitar & Drums)
                                                                                                  Let It Be (Unnumbered Rehearsal)
                                                                                                  While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Third Version – Take 27)
                                                                                                  (You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care (Studio Jam)
                                                                                                  Helter Skelter (Second Version – Take 17)
                                                                                                  Glass Onion (Take 10)

                                                                                                  CD 6: Sessions
                                                                                                  I Will (Take 13)
                                                                                                  Blue Moon (Studio Jam)
                                                                                                  I Will (Take 29)
                                                                                                  Step Inside Love (Studio Jam)
                                                                                                  Los Paranoias (Studio Jam)
                                                                                                  Can You Take Me Back? (Take 1)
                                                                                                  Birthday (Take 2 – Instrumental Backing Track)
                                                                                                  Piggies (Take 12 – Instrumental Backing Track)
                                                                                                  Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Take 19)
                                                                                                  Honey Pie (Instrumental Backing Track)
                                                                                                  Savoy Truffle (Instrumental Backing Track)
                                                                                                  Martha My Dear (Without Brass And Strings)
                                                                                                  Long, Long, Long (Take 44)
                                                                                                  I’m So Tired (Take 7)
                                                                                                  I’m So Tired (Take 14)
                                                                                                  The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (Take 2)
                                                                                                  Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? (Take 5)
                                                                                                  Julia (Two Rehearsals)
                                                                                                  The Inner Light (Take 6 – Instrumental Backing Track)
                                                                                                  Lady Madonna (Take 2 – Piano And Drums)
                                                                                                  Lady Madonna (Backing Vocals From Take 3)
                                                                                                  Across The Universe (Take 6)

                                                                                                  Blu-ray: The BEATLES (‘White Album’)
                                                                                                  Audio Features:
                                                                                                  : PCM Stereo (2018 Stereo Mix)
                                                                                                  : DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (2018)
                                                                                                  : Dolby True HD 5.1 (2018)
                                                                                                  : Mono (2018 Direct Transfer Of ‘The White Album’ Original Mono Mix)

                                                                                                   Deluxe [3CD Digipak / 180-gram 4LP Vinyl Box Set (limited Edition)
                                                                                                  The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix
                                                                                                  Esher Demos

                                                                                                  Standard 2LP Vinyl [180-gram]
                                                                                                  The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    SIDE ONE
                                                                                                    1. Cascade
                                                                                                    2. Green Fingers
                                                                                                    3. Obsession
                                                                                                    4. She’s A Carnival
                                                                                                    5. Circle

                                                                                                    SIDE TWO
                                                                                                    1. Melt!
                                                                                                    2. Painted Bird
                                                                                                    3. Cocoon
                                                                                                    4. Slowdive

                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Disc 1
                                                                                                    Easy Skanking
                                                                                                    Is This Love
                                                                                                    Sun Is Shining
                                                                                                    Satisfy My Soul
                                                                                                    She's Gone
                                                                                                    Misty Morning
                                                                                                    Running Away
                                                                                                    Time Will Tell

                                                                                                    Disc 2
                                                                                                    Easy Skanking
                                                                                                    Kaya (Kaya 40 Mix)
                                                                                                    Is This Love (Kaya 40 Mix)
                                                                                                    Sun Is Shining (Kaya 40 Mix)
                                                                                                    Satisfy My Soul (Kaya 40 Mix)
                                                                                                    She's Gone (Kaya 40 Mix)
                                                                                                    Misty Morning (Kaya 40 Mix)
                                                                                                    Crisis (Kaya 40 Mix)
                                                                                                    Running Away (Kaya 40 Mix)
                                                                                                    Time Will Tell (Kaya 40 Mix)

                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                      Siouxsie & The Banshees


                                                                                                        An absolute classic from 1981. Budgie’s tribal drums and John McGeoch’s swirling guitars provide the perfect backdrop for Siouxsie’s distinctive vocals.

                                                                                                        This is one of four albums released by taken 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. 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.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        I Aint No Joke
                                                                                                        Eric B In On The Cut
                                                                                                        My Melody
                                                                                                        I Know You Got Soul
                                                                                                        Move The Crowd
                                                                                                        Paid In Full
                                                                                                        As The Rhyme Goes On
                                                                                                        Chinese Arithmetic
                                                                                                        Eric B Is President
                                                                                                        Extended Beat

                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1. So What'Cha Want
                                                                                                        A2. Brass Monkey
                                                                                                        A3. Ch-Check It Out
                                                                                                        A4. No Sleep Till Brooklyn
                                                                                                        B1. Hey Ladies
                                                                                                        B2. Pass The Mic
                                                                                                        B3. An Open Letter To NYC
                                                                                                        C1. Root DowN
                                                                                                        C2. Shake Your Rump
                                                                                                        C3. Intergalactic
                                                                                                        C4. Sure Shot
                                                                                                        D1. Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)
                                                                                                        D2. Triple Trouble
                                                                                                        D3. Sabotage
                                                                                                        D4. Fight For Your Right

                                                                                                        Future Sound Of London


                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1 Cascade
                                                                                                        A2 Ill Flower
                                                                                                        A3 Flak
                                                                                                        A4 Bird Wings
                                                                                                        A5 Dead Skin Cells
                                                                                                        B1 Lifeforms
                                                                                                        B2 Eggshell
                                                                                                        B3 Among Myselves
                                                                                                        C1 Domain
                                                                                                        C2 Spineless Jelly
                                                                                                        C3 Interstat
                                                                                                        C4 Vertical Pig
                                                                                                        C5 Cerebral
                                                                                                        C6 Life Form Ends
                                                                                                        D1 Vit
                                                                                                        D2 Omnipresence
                                                                                                        D3 Room 208
                                                                                                        D4 Elaborate Burn
                                                                                                        D5 Little Brother


                                                                                                        Whiplash - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Tomorrow
                                                                                                          2. Los A Friend
                                                                                                          3. Waltzing Along
                                                                                                          4. She's A Star
                                                                                                          5. Greenpeace
                                                                                                          6. Go To The Bank
                                                                                                          7. Play Dead
                                                                                                          8. Avalanche
                                                                                                          9. Homeboy
                                                                                                          10. Watering Hole
                                                                                                          11. Blue Pastures

                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Ch-Check It Out
                                                                                                            Right Right Now Now
                                                                                                            3 The Hard Way
                                                                                                            It Takes Time To Build
                                                                                                            Rhyme The Rhyme Well
                                                                                                            Triple Trouble
                                                                                                            Hey F*?# You
                                                                                                            Oh Word?
                                                                                                            That's It That's All
                                                                                                            All Lifestyles
                                                                                                            An Open Letter To NYC
                                                                                                            The Brouhaha
                                                                                                            We Got The

                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1. Ricky's Theme
                                                                                                              A2. Groove Holmes
                                                                                                              A3. Pow
                                                                                                              B1. Son Of Neckbone
                                                                                                              B2. Bobo On The Corner
                                                                                                              B3. In 3's
                                                                                                              B4. Eugene's Lament
                                                                                                              C1. Futterman's Rule
                                                                                                              C2. Shambala
                                                                                                              C3. Transitions
                                                                                                              C4. Sabrosa
                                                                                                              D1. Drinkin' Wine
                                                                                                              D2. Namaste
                                                                                                              D3. Lighten Up



                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                Scott Walker

                                                                                                                Scott - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                  One of the most enigmatic figures in pop music history Scott Walker (nee Scott Engel) first saw massive success in England with his band The Walker Brothers in 1965. Not really brothers, nor were they British, the trio left Hollywood seeking fame in England, and they found it here for a time with their particular brand of orchestrated pop.

                                                                                                                  Following the groups demise in 1967 Walker set our to pursue solo stardom in perhaps the most peculiar way possible, with over-the-top baroque pop songs owing more to his idol Jacques Brel, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra than they did to the Beatles or the Stones.

                                                                                                                  This is his first solo LP from 1967 and features three of his own compositions along with covers of songs by Brel, Tim Hardin, and the Brill Building team of Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. A true original.

                                                                                                                  Scott Walker

                                                                                                                  Scott 4 - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                    Despite being the first of his solo albums not to reach the British Top 10, "Scott 4" was perhaps his best, and most ambitious album to date. Originally released in 1969 it is the first record to feature only Scott Walker originals. It is also the first to back off a bit from the heavily string laden production of past releases, allowing other sonic influences to shine through, from country to folk to soul. The lyrical content remains intense as Walker tackles everything from War to Stalinism to heartbreak with equal success. A classic.

                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                      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. 

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING


                                                                                                                        1. Mr. Blue Sky- Electric Light Orchestra
                                                                                                                        2. Fox On The Run- Sweet
                                                                                                                        3. Lake Shore Drive - Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
                                                                                                                        4. The Chain- Fleetwood Mac
                                                                                                                        5. Bring It On Home To Me- Sam Cooke
                                                                                                                        6. Southern Nights- Glen Campbell

                                                                                                                        1. My Sweet Lord- George Harrison
                                                                                                                        2. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)- Looking Glass
                                                                                                                        3. Come A Little Bit Closer- Jay And The Americans
                                                                                                                        4. Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang- Silver
                                                                                                                        5. Surrender- Cheap Trick
                                                                                                                        6. Father And Son- Yusef / Cat Stevens


                                                                                                                        1. Flash Light- Parliament
                                                                                                                        2. Guardians Inferno- The Sneepers (Featuring - David Hasselhoff
                                                                                                                        3. Showtime, A-holes- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        4. Vs. The Abilisk- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        5. Space Chase- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        6. Family History- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        7. Groot Expectations- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        8. Mammalian Bodies- Tyler Bates

                                                                                                                        1. Two- Time- Galaxy Savers- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        2. I Know Who You Are- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        3. Ego- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        4. Kraglin And Drax- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        5. The Expansion- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        6. Mary Poppins And The Rat- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        7. Gods- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        8. Dad- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        9. A Total Hasselhoff- Tyler Bates
                                                                                                                        10. Guardians Of The Fricken' Galaxy

                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                            Iggy Pop

                                                                                                                            Lust For Life - Back To Black Edition

                                                                                                                              Released less than a year after "The Idiot", "Lust For Life" is a return to the sloppy, sleazy, blues-y, swagger of the Stooges. Though the record is, again produced by David Bowie, he takes much more of a backseat musically, allowing for Iggy Pop to take center stage in his return to form. An absolute classic from this total legend.

                                                                                                                              Elliott Smith


                                                                                                                                After his inclusion on the "Good Will Hunting" soundtrack (with "Miss Misery") and appearance at the Oscars, Elliott Smith signed to the Dreamworks label for his fourth album. While his trademark rapid acoustic guitar picking and tremulous whispered vocals honed on the earlier indie recordings remain, he takes the opportunity to indulge his Beatles infatuation on a greater budget. Strings, horns and woodwind ornament these fourteen nuggets of melody, introspection and desolation. Includes the single "Independence Day".

                                                                                                                                Elliott Smith

                                                                                                                                Figure 8

                                                                                                                                  The fifth - and second for a major label - album from Elliott Smith is a much more kaleidoscopic affair than before. Partly recorded in Abbey Road studios, this album can be looked on as Smith's "White Album", such is the variety. Quality and quantity abounds here; "Son Of Sam" is his poppiest moment while there is also material here familiar to fans of "Either/Or" etc. In between we are treated to baroque chamber pop, honky-tonk whimsy, rockier tracks and much more. Oft-overlooked in favour of "XO", this is a modern classic.

                                                                                                                                  Paul Weller

                                                                                                                                  Wild Wood

                                                                                                                                    Repress of Wild Wood, Paul Weller's second solo record. Released in September 1993, it made it to number 2 in the UK charts, and contained three UK hits: "Wild Wood", "Sunflower", and "Hung Up”.

                                                                                                                                    As with his solo debut, there’s more than a nod to classic British mod rock here, but there’s also a heavy dose of pastoral folk that combined with the introspective lyrics makes this a wonderfully timeless album.

                                                                                                                                    • Gatefold LP sleeve with colour sticker
                                                                                                                                    • 20 x 30” single sided poster
                                                                                                                                    • Colour inner sleeve with photos and lyrics

                                                                                                                                    Dusty Springfield

                                                                                                                                    Dusty In Memphis

                                                                                                                                      Hoping to reinvigorate her flagging late 60s career, Dusty Springfield was signed to Atlantic and sent to record an album in Memphis, Tennessee with the Memphis Cats studio band, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin, all of whom had worked with her hero Aretha Franklin. Including tracks like "Son Of A Preacher Man", "Just A Little Lovin'", "Don't Forget About Me", "Breakfast In Bed" and "Windmills Of Your Mind" amongst other deep soul numbers, the album was Released in 1969 but didn't take off as hoped and had disappointing sales. However, since that time it has come to be seen as Springfield's definitive work and regularly appears in 'best ever records' charts. It's a perfect soul / pop moment from one of the UK's finest singers.

                                                                                                                                      Massive Attack

                                                                                                                                      Blue Lines - 180g Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                      Recorded in Neneh Cherry's nursery by a group of self-proclaimed "lazy Bristol Twats", 'Blue Lines" took the hip hop rulebook, ripped it up and used it for roaches. Generally considered the first trip hop album, though the term wasn't coined until several years later, "Blue Lines" was a runaway in the United Kingdom, though sales were limited elsewhere. A fusion of electronic music, hip hop, dub, '70s soul and reggae, the album established Massive Attack as one of the innovative British bands of the 1990s and the founder of trip hop's Bristol Sound. Shifting the 'dance-music' focus from the feet to the head, "Blue Lines" saw hip hop beats collide head on with lilting dub grooves, while dusty samples were dexterously chopped and scratched into fresh rhythms. While tracks like "Blue Lines", "Five Man Army" and "Daydreaming" feature free-flowing rhymes from Daddy G, 3D and Tricky in ATCQ style, Massive Attack approached the American-born hip hop movement from an underground British perspective, packing their innovative beats with elements of jazz-funk and dub. Elsewhere, reggae legend Horace Andy lent his unique voice to the revolutionary grooves of "One Love" and "Hymn Of The Big Wheel" (also featuring Neneh Cherry), while Shara Nelson's soulful vocal capped off album standout "Unfinished Sympathy" perfectly. Now back in press on pristine black wax, "Blue Lines" sounds every bit as good today as it did on its release 25 years ago - timeless.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      A1. Safe From Harm
                                                                                                                                      A2. One Love
                                                                                                                                      A3. Blue Lines
                                                                                                                                      A4. Be Thankful For What You've Got
                                                                                                                                      A5. Five Man Army
                                                                                                                                      B1. Unfinished Sympathy
                                                                                                                                      B2. Daydreaming
                                                                                                                                      B3. Lately
                                                                                                                                      B4. Hymn Of The Big Wheel

                                                                                                                                      Massive Attack


                                                                                                                                        Three years after changing the musical landscape with the stoned and soulful majesty of "Blue Lines", Massive Attack returned to the airwaves and turntables with the afterhours cool of "Protection". A natural successor to their stratospheric debut (even down to the sleeve design), "Protection" finds the group in confident mode, continuing to fuse hip hop, reggae and soul, but adding elements of R&B and chilled out electronica. The LP opens in emotive fashion with Tracey Thorn collaboration "Protection", before the thumping bass and relaxed rhymes of "Karmacoma" begin to test your speakers. The infectious, undulating groove of "Weather Storm" is one of the finest sample flips ever, while the menacing piano and robust breakbeats of "Heat Miser" rival the introspective quality of anything on DJ Shadow's "Endtroducing". Peppered with irresistible melodies and irrepressible rhythms throughout, all the while maintaining a subtle melancholy, "Protection" is the perfect soundtrack to those lonely moments very late in the night.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        A1. Protection
                                                                                                                                        A2. Karmacoma
                                                                                                                                        A3. Three
                                                                                                                                        A4. Weather Storm
                                                                                                                                        A5. Spying Glass
                                                                                                                                        B1. Better Things
                                                                                                                                        B2. Euro Child
                                                                                                                                        B3. Sly
                                                                                                                                        B4. Heat Miser
                                                                                                                                        B5. Light My Fire (Live)

                                                                                                                                        Massive Attack

                                                                                                                                        No Protection - 180g Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                          Always in tune with soundsystem culture, Massive Attack followed their 1994 "Protection" LP with this brainmulching dub version, produced by the one and only Mad Professor. The project started when the group contacted Mad Professor to deliver a B-side remix for a forthcoming single. After the track was remixed, the band asked Mad Professor to listen to more of the album to explore the possibility of further remixes, the project soon becoming a track by track remix of almost the entire album. Mad Professor heavily edited the original material to form a slow, pulsating mix in which the beat is emphasized, reverb is extensively used and the occasional vocals (many of the tracks are almost entirely instrumental) fade in-and-out in typical dub fashion to create a hypnotic mix. "No Protection" was the most hyped album during dub music's revival in the mid 1990s, bewitching fans with its deep textures and unconventional fx. 

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Protection (Radiation Ruling The Nation)
                                                                                                                                          Karmacoma (Bumper Ball Dub)
                                                                                                                                          Three (Trinity Dub)
                                                                                                                                          Weather Storm (Cool Monsoon)
                                                                                                                                          Sly (Eternal Feedback)
                                                                                                                                          Better Things (Moving Dub)
                                                                                                                                          Spying Glass (I Spy)
                                                                                                                                          Heat Miser (Backward Sucking)

                                                                                                                                          The Traveling Wilburys

                                                                                                                                          The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1

                                                                                                                                            The albums Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 and Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 feature music's greatest singer-songwriters - George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan - as the legendary band The Traveling Wilburys. 

                                                                                                                                            The Verve

                                                                                                                                            A Storm In Heaven

                                                                                                                                              3 popular studio albums by The Verve are being made available again as deluxe formats and on vinyl. A Storm In Heaven, the bands debut album from 1993, gets a thorough overhaul with this wonderful 4-disc boxed Super Deluxe Edition.

                                                                                                                                              Remastered by Chris Potter (co-producer of the band’s ‘Urban Hymns’) the original album comes amply augmented by all of the legendary pre-album EP tracks, associated acoustic versions, as well as two previously unreleased BBC radio sessions and two excellent previously unreleased studio albums – ‘South Pacific’ and ‘Shoeshine Girl’.

                                                                                                                                              The album will also be available on vinyl.

                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                              Andy says: There was a lot of excitement around the release of (the)Verve's debut album. This was because they were a completely unique proposition back at the dawn of the nineties. There were elements of Shoegaze, but mainly this was drifting, blissed-out psyche rock. A classic band was born!

                                                                                                                                              The Cure

                                                                                                                                              Three Imaginary Boys

                                                                                                                                                The Cure's debut album came out in the summer of 1979 and unlike their subsequent doom and darkness period, it is a fine, catchy piece of clipped, new wave pop. There's a youthful exhuberance here that would slowly dissipate as the band developed.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1 10:15 Saturday Night
                                                                                                                                                2 Accuracy
                                                                                                                                                3 Grinding Halt
                                                                                                                                                4 Another Day
                                                                                                                                                5 Object
                                                                                                                                                6 Subway Song
                                                                                                                                                7 Foxy Lady
                                                                                                                                                8 Meat Hook
                                                                                                                                                9 So What
                                                                                                                                                10 Fire In Cairo
                                                                                                                                                11 It's Not You
                                                                                                                                                12 Three Imaginary Boys
                                                                                                                                                13 The Weedy Burton

                                                                                                                                                The Cure


                                                                                                                                                  Released in September 1981 The Cure's 3rd album is seen by aficianados as probably their finest hour. It is a moody, melancholy, sleek and glacial affair that was clearly influenced by Joy Division but in a very good way indeed! Basically it's more than a tad gloomy, but that's why we love it!

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. The Holy Hour
                                                                                                                                                  2. Primary
                                                                                                                                                  3. Other Voices
                                                                                                                                                  4. All Cats Are Grey
                                                                                                                                                  5. The Funeral Party
                                                                                                                                                  6. Doubt
                                                                                                                                                  7. The Drowning Man
                                                                                                                                                  8. Faith

                                                                                                                                                  The Cure

                                                                                                                                                  Seventeen Seconds

                                                                                                                                                    Released in May 1980, this record is the place where The Cure really started to develop their unique early 80's sound. It's sparse, precise and rhythmic, with those gorgeous melodies always on top. This album features 'A Forest' which is still regarded as one of The Cure's greatest ever songs.

                                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                    Andy says: 'A Forest'. 'Nuff said!

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    1. A Reflection
                                                                                                                                                    2. Play For Today
                                                                                                                                                    3. Secrets
                                                                                                                                                    4. In Your House
                                                                                                                                                    5. Three
                                                                                                                                                    6. The Final Sound
                                                                                                                                                    7. A Forest
                                                                                                                                                    8. M
                                                                                                                                                    9. At Night
                                                                                                                                                    10. Seventeen Seconds

                                                                                                                                                    The Cure


                                                                                                                                                      This is a heavy, dark, churning, spiralling (whisper it) Goth Rock record that is unremittingly doomy but always melodic. Released in 1982, this is The Cure at their most dramatic.

                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      Andy says: The sound of one man having a break down. His pain is our pleasure. Sort of!

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1 One Hundred Years
                                                                                                                                                      2 A Short Term Effect
                                                                                                                                                      3 The Hanging Garden
                                                                                                                                                      4 Siamese Twins
                                                                                                                                                      5 The Figurehead
                                                                                                                                                      6 A Strange Day
                                                                                                                                                      7 Cold
                                                                                                                                                      8 Pornography

                                                                                                                                                      The Beach Boys

                                                                                                                                                      Pet Sounds - 50th Anniversary Stereo Edition

                                                                                                                                                        The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound. Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever heard on a rock record. "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Caroline No," and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are such cuts as "You Still Believe in Me," "Don't Talk," "I Know There's an Answer," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
                                                                                                                                                        2. You Still Believe In Me
                                                                                                                                                        3. That's Not Me
                                                                                                                                                        4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
                                                                                                                                                        5. I'm Waiting For The Day
                                                                                                                                                        6. Let's Go Away For Awhile
                                                                                                                                                        7. Sloop John B
                                                                                                                                                        8. God Only Knows
                                                                                                                                                        9. I Know There's An Answer
                                                                                                                                                        10. Here Today
                                                                                                                                                        11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
                                                                                                                                                        12. Pet Sounds
                                                                                                                                                        13. Caroline, No

                                                                                                                                                        The Beach Boys

                                                                                                                                                        Pet Sounds - 50th Anniversary Mono Edition

                                                                                                                                                          The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound. Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever heard on a rock record. "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Caroline No," and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are such cuts as "You Still Believe in Me," "Don't Talk," "I Know There's an Answer," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
                                                                                                                                                          2. You Still Believe In Me
                                                                                                                                                          3. That's Not Me
                                                                                                                                                          4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
                                                                                                                                                          5. I'm Waiting For The Day
                                                                                                                                                          6. Let's Go Away For Awhile
                                                                                                                                                          7. Sloop John B
                                                                                                                                                          8. God Only Knows
                                                                                                                                                          9. I Know There's An Answer
                                                                                                                                                          10. Here Today
                                                                                                                                                          11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
                                                                                                                                                          12. Pet Sounds
                                                                                                                                                          13. Caroline, No

                                                                                                                                                          Sonic Youth

                                                                                                                                                          Goo - Back To Black Edition

                                                                                                                                                            Forming in New York in 1981, "Goo" was Sonic Youth's major label debut when it was released by DGC in June 1990. An important stepping stone in bringing underground 'alternative' rock to mainstream America, the band were also instrumental in Nirvana signing to Geffen the following year. Probably best known for the single "Kool Thing", sung by bass guitarist Kim Gordon, a 4 star review in Rolling Stone hailed the record as 'a brilliant, extended essay in refined primitivism.' The album's other key tracks are "Tunic (Song For Karen)", a tribute to the late Karen Carpenter, and "Dirty Boots".

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Dirty Boots
                                                                                                                                                            2. Tunic (Song For Karen)
                                                                                                                                                            3. Mary-Christ
                                                                                                                                                            4. Kool Thing
                                                                                                                                                            5. Mote
                                                                                                                                                            6. My Friend Goo
                                                                                                                                                            7. Disappear
                                                                                                                                                            8. Mildred Pierce
                                                                                                                                                            9. Cinderella's Big Score
                                                                                                                                                            10. Scooter + Jinx
                                                                                                                                                            11. Titanium Exposé

                                                                                                                                                            Sonic Youth

                                                                                                                                                            Washing Machine - Back To Black Edition

                                                                                                                                                              Sonic Youth's eleventh album "Washing Machine" is the first record to almost exclusively feature Kim on guitar rather than bass, and contains some of their lengthiest material since "Goo" and "Daydream Nation", including the epic "Diamond Sea" which drifts onward for an unprecedented 20 minutes, still the longest track on any SY album (excluding the SYR releases).

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              1. Becuz
                                                                                                                                                              2. Junkie's Promise
                                                                                                                                                              3. Saucer-Like
                                                                                                                                                              4. Washing Machine
                                                                                                                                                              5. Unwind
                                                                                                                                                              6. Little Trouble Girl
                                                                                                                                                              7. No Queen Blues
                                                                                                                                                              8. Panty Lies
                                                                                                                                                              9. Skip Tracer
                                                                                                                                                              10. The Diamond Sea


                                                                                                                                                              Brown Sugar - Back To Black Edition

                                                                                                                                                              D'Angelo's debut album breathed new life into the mid-90s soul / R&B scene, taking inspiration from 70s soul classics, but reinvigorating the sound with hip hop swagger. Recorded using vintage instruments the album ushered in the more organic neo-soul sound, moving away from the crisp electronics of the late 80s / early 90s new jack swing era. Includes the smash hit "Brown Sugar" (has there been a better love song to Mary J?), a cover of Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'", or the bluesy "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker". A perfect after hours soul seduction album.

                                                                                                                                                              This is the first time 'Brown Sugar' has been reissued since 2006!

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              A1. Brown Sugar 4:22
                                                                                                                                                              A2. Alright 5:15
                                                                                                                                                              A3. Jonz In My Bonz 5:56
                                                                                                                                                              B1. Me And Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine 4:46
                                                                                                                                                              B2. Shit, Damn, Motherfucker 5:14
                                                                                                                                                              B3. Smooth 4:18
                                                                                                                                                              C1. Crusin' 6:28
                                                                                                                                                              C2. When We Get By 5:48
                                                                                                                                                              D1. Lady 5:47
                                                                                                                                                              D2. Higher 5:27

                                                                                                                                                              The Band

                                                                                                                                                              The Band

                                                                                                                                                                "The Band's first album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to come out of nowhere, with its ramshackle musical blend and songs of rural tragedy. The Band, the group's second album, was a more deliberate and even more accomplished effort, partially because the players had become a more cohesive unit, and partially because guitarist Robbie Robertson had taken over the songwriting, writing or co-writing all 12 songs. Though a Canadian, Robertson focused on a series of American archetypes from the union worker in "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" and the retired sailor in "Rockin' Chair" to, most famously, the Confederate Civil War observer Virgil Cane in "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." The album effectively mixed the kind of mournful songs that had dominated Music from Big Pink, here including "Whispering Pines" and "When You Awake" (both co-written by Richard Manuel), with rollicking uptempo numbers like "Rag Mama Rag" and "Up on Cripple Creek" (both sung by Levon Helm and released as singles, with "Up on Cripple Creek" making the Top 40). As had been true of the first album, it was The Band's sound that stood out the most, from Helm's (and occasionally Manuel's) propulsive drumming to Robertson's distinctive guitar fills and the endlessly inventive keyboard textures of Garth Hudson, all topped by the rough, expressive singing of Manuel, Helm, and Rick Danko that mixed leads with harmonies. The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal, while the lyrics continued to paint portraits of 19th century rural life (especially Southern life, as references to Tennessee and Virginia made clear), its sometimes less savory aspects treated with warmth and humor." - All Music.

                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                Andy says: Just as good as the first, maybe without the same impact. Includes the world-classic "The Night They Drove Old Whiskey Down".

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Across The Great Divide
                                                                                                                                                                2. Rag Mama Rag
                                                                                                                                                                3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
                                                                                                                                                                4. When You Awake
                                                                                                                                                                5. Up On Cripple Creek
                                                                                                                                                                6. Whispering Pines
                                                                                                                                                                7. Jemima Surrender
                                                                                                                                                                8. Rockin' Chair
                                                                                                                                                                9. Look Out Cleveland
                                                                                                                                                                10. Jawbone
                                                                                                                                                                11. The Unfaithful Servant
                                                                                                                                                                12. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

                                                                                                                                                                Lynyrd Skynyrd

                                                                                                                                                                Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd

                                                                                                                                                                  Lynyrd Skynyrd is best known for popularizing the southern hard-rock genre during the 1970s. The band rose to worldwide recognition on the basis of its driving live performances and signature tunes "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird".

                                                                                                                                                                  Following on from the vinyl box set released in January; the six albums are now available individually with exact reproductions of original artwork to retain authenticity pressed on 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl with download card included.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  1. I Ain't The One
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Tuesday's Gone
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Gimme Three Steps
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Simple Man
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Things Goin' On
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Mississippi Kid
                                                                                                                                                                  7. Poison Whiskey
                                                                                                                                                                  8. Free Bird
                                                                                                                                                                  9. Mr. Banker
                                                                                                                                                                  10. Down South Jukin'
                                                                                                                                                                  11. Tuesday's Gone
                                                                                                                                                                  12. Gimme Three Steps
                                                                                                                                                                  13. Free Bird

                                                                                                                                                                  Roxy Music


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

                                                                                                                                                                    A 10” taster from the forthcoming Super Deluxe Edition of their debut long player. 


                                                                                                                                                                    Letting Go / You Gave Me The Answer

                                                                                                                                                                      Vinyl re-pressing of classic mid 70s period Wings release.

                                                                                                                                                                      Shirley Collins / Davy Graham

                                                                                                                                                                      Folk Roots, New Roots

                                                                                                                                                                        Reissue of previously deleted classic Folk album - Back to Black.

                                                                                                                                                                        The Who

                                                                                                                                                                        Be Lucky

                                                                                                                                                                          7” single, heavyweight vinyl with ‘etched’ b-side featuring ‘Who Hits 50’ logo.
                                                                                                                                                                          All stock numbered.


                                                                                                                                                                          In Utero - Back To Black Edition

                                                                                                                                                                            To say that Nirvana's third and ultimately final studio album In Utero was 1993's most polarizing record would be the understatement of a decade. The unadorned sonic rawness of Steve Albini's recording laid bare every primal nuance of the most confrontational yet vulnerable material Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would ever record. And with its 1991 predecessor Nevermind having sold some 30 million copies, singlehandedly returning honest rock ’n’ roll to the top of the pop charts, In Utero was essentially the first record Nirvana would make with any expectations from the public. 

                                                                                                                                                                            So from the opening quasi-shamble melodics of "Serve The Servants" through the bittersweet closing strains of "All Apologies," In Utero was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted rock ‘n’ roll band of the era at the peak of its powers coming to terms with a generational spokes-band mantle they'd never seen coming—and ultimately surmounting these struggles to make the record they needed to make. 

                                                                                                                                                                            As Rolling Stone's David Fricke said in his review at the time, "In Utero is a lot of things—brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it's a triumph of the will." 

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Serve The Servants
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Scentless Apprentice
                                                                                                                                                                            3. Heart-Shaped Box
                                                                                                                                                                            4. Rape Me
                                                                                                                                                                            5. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
                                                                                                                                                                            6. Dumb
                                                                                                                                                                            7. Very Ape
                                                                                                                                                                            8. Milk It
                                                                                                                                                                            9. Pennyroyal Tea
                                                                                                                                                                            10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
                                                                                                                                                                            11. Tourette's
                                                                                                                                                                            12. All Apologies

                                                                                                                                                                            The Beatles


                                                                                                                                                                              The Beatles 'Red Album' is a compilation of songs from 1962-1966, including all the A-sides of the singles from that period. Re-mastered at Abbey Road and pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                              Disc: 1
                                                                                                                                                                              1. Love Me Do
                                                                                                                                                                              2. Please Please Me
                                                                                                                                                                              3. From Me To You
                                                                                                                                                                              4. She Loves You
                                                                                                                                                                              5. I Want To Hold Your Hand
                                                                                                                                                                              6. All My Loving
                                                                                                                                                                              7. Can't Buy Me Love
                                                                                                                                                                              8. A Hard Day's Night
                                                                                                                                                                              9. And I Love Her
                                                                                                                                                                              10. Eight Days A Week
                                                                                                                                                                              11. I Feel Fine
                                                                                                                                                                              12. Ticket To Ride
                                                                                                                                                                              13. Yesterday

                                                                                                                                                                              Disc: 2
                                                                                                                                                                              1. Help!
                                                                                                                                                                              2. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
                                                                                                                                                                              3. We Can Work It Out
                                                                                                                                                                              4. Day Tripper
                                                                                                                                                                              5. Drive My Car
                                                                                                                                                                              6. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
                                                                                                                                                                              7. Nowhere Man
                                                                                                                                                                              8. Michelle
                                                                                                                                                                              9. In My Life
                                                                                                                                                                              10. Girl
                                                                                                                                                                              11. Paperback Writer
                                                                                                                                                                              12. Eleanor Rigby
                                                                                                                                                                              13. Yellow Submarine

                                                                                                                                                                              Dire Straits

                                                                                                                                                                              Love Over Gold

                                                                                                                                                                                Universal Music are proud to make available the Dire Straits studio album selection as limited edition individual LPs, beatifully presented and repressed on 180 gram heavwight vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                "Adding a new rhythm guitarist, Dire Straits expands its sounds and ambitions on the sprawling Love Over Gold. In a sense, the album is their prog rock effort, containing only five songs, including the 14-minute opener "Telegraph Road." - AllMusic.

                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                Martin says: Featuring one of the most unusual radio hits ever- "Private Investigations" seemed to vanish completely during it's ultra quiet bits (in those medium-wave radio days!) this record also has Knopfler's most epic song in his canon: "Telegraph Road" rolled between massively melodic guitar passages and doomy/ beautiful verses to wondrous effect.

                                                                                                                                                                                Public Image Limited

                                                                                                                                                                                Death Disco / Warrior

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  Includes the rare Monitor Mix of Death Disco and the Extended Dorrell Mix of Warrior.

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