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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.

    Loretta Lynn

    Coal Miners Daughter

      Celebrating 50 years of Loretta Lynn’s album “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The title song from this release remains as one of Lynn’s signature songs. A reissue of the book, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is coming in February 2021 as well. Pressed on 180gm heavyweight black vinyl

      Creedence Clearwater Revival

      Mardi Gras (Half Speed Master)

        50th anniversary pressing of two iconic studio albums from America’s greatest rock and roll band at the peak of Creedence’s prolific career. Both albums were mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, benefiting from an exacting process that allows for an exceptional level of sonic clarity and punch. This 180-gram vinyl comes housed in a tip-on jacket replicating the original pressing packaging. 

        MARDI GRAS - THE FINAL STUDIO ALBUM FROM AMERICA’S ALL-TIME GREATEST ROCK BAND•Celebrating Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary•Includes the classics “Sweet Hitch-Hiker” and “Someday Never Comes,” plus a cover of “Hello Mary Lou”•Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using an exacting half-speed technique for superior sound quality•Pressed on 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl, housed in a replica tip-on jacket

        Creedence Clearwater Revival

        Pendulum (Half Speed Master)

          50th anniversary pressing of two iconic studio albums from America’s greatest rock and roll band at the peak of Creedence’s prolific career. Both albums were mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, benefiting from an exacting process that allows for an exceptional level of sonic clarity and punch. This 180-gram vinyl comes housed in a tip-on jacket replicating the original pressing packaging.

          PENDULUM - First released in 1970, marking the band’s second release that year (following Cosmo’s Factory); their final with the original lineup •Includes the timeless hits “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” “Hey Tonight” and more

          •Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using an exacting half-speed technique for superior sound quality

          •Pressed on 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl, housed in a replica tip-on jacket 

          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.

            Frankie Goes To Hollywood

            Liverpool

              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

              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.

                U2

                Boy - 40th Anniversary Edition

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                  Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the debut album Boy by U2. Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin and produced by Steve Lillywhite, it was originally released on 20th October 1980. Features the singles ‘A Day Without Me’ and ‘I Will Follow’ as well as live favourites ‘Out Of Control’ and ‘The Electric Co.’. Limited edition white vinyl pressing includes an additional double-sided poster plus a lyrics/credits insert. Exclusive to independent retailers for Black Friday 2020.

                  John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey

                  Dance Hall At Louse Point

                    Reissue on vinyl of the first collaboration album between PJ Harvey and John Parish – Dance Hall At Louse Point. Produced by Parish and Harvey, and originally released in September 1996, Dance Hall At Louse Point features the single ‘That Was My Veil’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording with vinyl cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, overseen by John Parish.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    Ltd LP Info: 1LP, 180gsm black vinyl.
                    Full colour outer sleeve printed on brown board, with printed inner sleeve.
                    Download card.

                    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

                      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.

                      The Style Council

                      Long Hot Summers: The Story Of The Style Council

                        When Paul Weller announced The Style Council’s arrival in March 1983, he’d come a very long way.

                        In fact, at the age of just 24, he was already a musical veteran with six albums and nine Top 10 singles under his belt with The Jam. As their leader he had become a deity-like figure and for his fans, The Jam’s split was unimaginable. But creatively restless and of inquisitive mind, Paul jettisoned them at their height to form a collective with an eventual core line-up of Paul with Mick Talbot, Dee C Lee and Steve White. In a quest for new sounds, the group travelled to realms previously unchartered for a pop group incorporating musical influences as wide ranging as Blue Note jazz and Chicago soul, Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, Chicago House and Jacques Brel.At the same time, as battle lines were drawn in a decade under Margaret Thatcher culminating in the miner’s strike of 1984-85, Paul’s lyrics spoke with the language of the activist and his state of the nation addresses were both fierce and eloquent. Over four albums and 17 singles, The Style Council made a stand and became the standard bearers of progressive soulful pop and social comment.

                        The Style Council was emblematic of its creator. Paul Weller, smart, fearless, audacious, with a social conscience and totally unafraid to push the possibilities of pop.

                        This is their story…

                        Daft Punk

                        Tron Legacy Reconfigured

                          Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Tron Legacy movie UMC/Disney are proud to announce an exclusive Record Store Day green 2LP vinyl release of its remix album – Tron Legacy Reconfigured.

                          This is the first time Tron Legacy Reconfigured – Remixes of selections for the original motion picture soundtrack music by Daft Punk has been released on vinyl .

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          2xColoured LP Info: Translucent Green 2LP.

                          J.J Johnson & Kai Winding

                          J&K: Stonebone

                            1970’s J&K: Stonebone, by the trombonists J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, is the rarest of all A&M/CTI releases. Recorded in 1969 and only ever released in Japan, this album has not been available since its initial release in 1970 and has never been available on CD or for streaming. Long sought after by collectors, an original copy of this LP can sell for upwards of $1,000 USD. In addition to the two leaders, it features an all-star group that includes Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Bob James, Ron Carter, Grady Tate and Ross Tompkins. 

                            Frank Zappa

                            You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore

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                              To promote his installment project, ‘You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore’, Frank Zappa created this sampler, consisting of hand-picked live performances, ranging from 1969 to 1984, from his legendary vault. This 2020 Collector’s Edition double LP was mastered by Bernie Grundman. Pressed on 180-gram individual red & yellow transparent vinyl discs.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              2xColoured LP Info: Pressed on 180-gram individual red & yellow transparent vinyl discs.

                              Johnny Cash

                              Classic Cash: Early Mixes

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                                In 1986, after almost 30 years on Columbia Records, Johnny Cash signed to Mercury Records. Two years later, in 1988, he released Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series, which featured 20 new re-recordings of classic Johnny Cash material. Including renowned tracks such as “Ring Of Fire”, “Get Rhythm”, “Long Black Veil”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, and “I Walk The Line”, Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series captured one of Country music’s greatest sons singing the songs that made him a legend.For the very first time on vinyl, and exclusive for Record Store Day 2020, UMe / Mercury Records is proud to present Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series (Early Mixes) - Johnny Cash’s early mix of his 1988 album, mastered from newly discovered master tapes in the Mercury vault. Presented in a 2LP format, and pressed on 180g vinyl for the highest quality audio fidelity, Classic Cash: Early Mixes is a must-have for Cash fans and collectors and will not be available on vinyl anywhere else ever again.

                                Rory Gallagher

                                Cleveland Calling

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                                  Recovered from the depths of the Rory Gallagher archive comes ‘Cleveland Calling’ a previously unreleased acoustic radio session by Rory Gallagher, recorded at WNCR in Cleveland on August 7th 1972. This intimate 45 minute, 8 song acoustic session and interview with DJ Carolyn Thomas and was found on a small 7” reel and is released for the first time specially for Record Store Day 2020. 

                                  The Rolling Stones

                                  Metamorphosis

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                                    The first official Rolling Stones’ rarities collection originally released in June 1975 to try and outwit the bootleggers. The release combines some legendary out-takes and rarities as well as focusing on the wealth of demos that Jagger & Richards composed for other artists (produced by Andrew Loog Oldham or Jimmy Miller). Some of these tracks were subsequently re-recorded by the Stones themselves, as these versions largely featured session musicians like Big Jim Sullivan on guitar, Clem Cattini on drums, and Jimmy Page on guitar. The collection starts with an orchestrated version of “Out of Time”, featuring Jagger singing over the same backing track used for Chris Farlowe's 1966 version that would later give Chris Farlowe a U.K. number one hit. “Out of Time” was released by The Rolling Stones as a single in 1975, and most recently was featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

                                    Metamorphosis features a terrific version of “Memo From Turner,” a 1964 Chess studio out-take “Don't Lie to Me” is a stellar Chuck Berry cover, while “Family”, the rocking “Jiving Sister Fanny”, Bill Wyman's “Downtown Suzie” and a version of Stevie Wonder's “I Don't Know Why” are out-takes from two of the Stones' finest-ever albums, Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed. Also included – “Each and Every Day of the Year” (covered by Bobby Jameson), “I'd Much Rather Be With the Boys” (by obscure British beat group The Toggery Five), “Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind” (Vashti Bunyan), “(Walkin’ Through The) Sleepy City” (the Mighty Avengers), and “We're Wastin’ Time” (Jimmy Tarbuck). Remastered by Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering) and Lacquer cutting by Sean Magee (Abbey Road Studios)

                                    Released exclusively on 180g HUNTER GREEN vinyl. Includes exclusive iron-on t-shirt transfer of the sleeve design, which alludes to Franz Kafka's ‘The Metamorphosis’ (the story of a man who wakes up one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect!). This release replicates the U.K. version, with two extra songs, “Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind” and “We're Wastin' Time” that were not on the original U.S. release.

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    Coloured LP Info: Green coloured vinyl.

                                    Thin Lizzy

                                    Chinatown - RSD Edition

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                                      40th Anniversary newly re-mastered edition of Chinatown which comes with a second LP of previously unheard demos housed in an embossed sleeve.

                                      Various Artists

                                      Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery

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                                        Mike Myers' ultra-mod '60s spy spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery skillfully wrings humor from the differences and the similarities between the '60s and '90s, so it isn't surprising that the soundtrack balances '60s pop hits with '90s songs that wryly rework those swinging styles. Naturally, the original Burt Bacharach songs sound the best, yet there a number of retro-style gems, ranging from the funky acid jazz of the James Taylor Quartet and the straight-ahead pop/rock of Edwyn Collins and Susanna Hoffs to the Lightning Seeds' trip-hop reworking of the Turtles' "You Showed Me" and the Wondermints' ringing title theme. In other words, it's nearly fab.

                                        Never been released on vinyl - Disc 1 is purple vinyl -Disc 2 is red vinyl 


                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        2xColoured LP Info: Purple and red coloured double vinyl.

                                        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.


                                        Black Crows

                                        Jealous Again

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                                          Repress of the original Jealous Again 12î originally released in 1990. Tracklisting Side One: Jealous AgainSide - Two: Waitiní Guilty & Thick Ní Thin

                                          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

                                            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.

                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                            2xDeluxe LP Info: 52 page hard cover photo book with black fabric wrap with black and white foil stamping + 2 x 180g black vinyl.

                                            2xDeluxe CD Info: 52 page hard cover photo book with black fabric wrap with black and white foil stamping + 2CD's.

                                            Amy Winehouse

                                            Frank - Half-Speed Master Edition

                                              Frank is the debut album by Amy Winehouse, first released on October 20th 2003. The album has sold over 1 million copies and is certified triple platinum in the UK. It features the single ‘Stronger Than Me’, for which Amy won an Ivor Novello Award, as well as the singles Take The Box, In My Bed and F**k Me Pumps.

                                              Half Speed Mastering is an artisan technique offered by Abbey Road Studios, that results in the very highest quality sound reproduction. UMC have created a range of bespoke vinyl pressings of iconic albums utilising this process and have carefully selected Frank to be a part of the series.

                                              Heavyweight vinyl and the highest specification packaging come as standard to create a thoroughly bespoke vinyl experience that, most importantly, provides a sound quality superior to anything else currently available. The package includes a certificate of authenticity from Abbey Road and a branded obi strip.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              2xDeluxe LP Info: 2LP Half Speed.

                                              Bob Marley

                                              Redemption Song

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                                                40th Anniversary of 'Redemption Song' - Recreation of the original Limited Edition U.K.12".To be released outside the U.K.for the first time - B-side features the rare "Band Version" of the song, and a live "Sheriff" from the 1977 Rainbow Theatre concert, both unavailable on vinyl since 1980 - Clear colour vinyl

                                                U2

                                                11 O'Clock Tick Tock

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                                                  11 O'Clock Tick Tock' was recorded with producer Martin Hannett in Dublin's Windmill Lane Studios in 1980.Originally released in May that year, the song was U2's first single on Island Records.This 40th anniversary edition includes the full length version of '11 O'Clock Tick Tock' and the original 7" b-side 'Touch', plus two previously unreleased live recordings from the band's show at the Marquee in London in September 1980 ñ 'Touch' and 'Twilight'. 12" Info -4 track 12" EP, cut at 45 rpm, Pressed on 180gsm transparent blue vinyl, Full colour gatefold outer sleeve,Photo gallery on inner gatefold

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  Ltd 12" Info: *** ONE COPY FOUND ***

                                                  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.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    3xLtd LP Info: Half-speed master of the remastered main album tracks cut over 2LPs for the first time.
                                                    Plus 1LP of the Demos and Home Recordings.

                                                    2xLP Info: Half-speed master of the remastered main album tracks cut over 2LPs for the first time.

                                                    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.


                                                      Marvin Gaye

                                                      More Trouble

                                                        More Trouble is a collection of bonus tracks and alternate takes from Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man sessions taken from the Trouble Man: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition. These track will be on vinyl for the first time. 


                                                        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.

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          The Sound Of The Suburbs

                                                            'Exclusively on vinyl, come 17 hugely influential artists and tracks that exploded from the punk phenomenon of the late 1970’s. Essential punk classics from Siouxsie & The Banshees, Iggy Pop, The Ruts and The Members (whose anthem gives this compilation its title) are here alongside legendary new-wave tracks from The Buzzcocks, Blondie, The Skids and The Only Ones as well as the #1 ‘Rat Trap’ from The Boomtown Rats. This period produced many amazing songwriters and interpreters which are included, namely Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Squeeze and Patti Smith’s performance of the Bruce Springsteen penned ‘Because The Night’. As the ‘70s ended, The Jam and The Clash produced some of their most seminal work and the next wave of new wave artists emerged with both Adam & The Ants and The Cure completing this journey through a selection of bone-fide essential tracks that every vinyl collection should contain.

                                                            'Picture London, thirty years ago, as Neneh Cherry gears up to release her debut album Raw Like Sushi - a thrumming, restless, vibrant city that in 1989, much like today, pulsed defiantly against a backdrop of increasing political doom, rocking to the joyful noise of culture leaping across boundaries, radically reordering itself. Rents are low. Soho hums to the chatter of poets, vagabonds and petty sex tourists drinking in the same elixir of possibility. The divisions between the queens of Old Compton and mods and punks of Carnaby Streets look huge but feel slight. A spirit of multiracial unity permeates the air. New York hip hop and Chicago house continue their euphoric colonisation of nightclub culture. Amid this maelstrom, Neneh Cherry emerges, capturing the entire, giddy rumble of this rolling community street culture in one record, Raw Like Sushi. With no interest in genre, Raw Like Sushi upsets and inverts everything you thought you knew about how pop can work, at its brightest and most effective. One of the greatest debut albums of all time, born halfway between Never Mind The Bollocks and Boy In Da Corner, Raw Like Sushi was ready to escort you right to the centre of its dancefloor, dripping hot sweat under a mirrorball at 3am - and its particular magic remains just as potent today.

                                                            Since the release of Raw Like Sushi 30 years ago, Neneh Cherry has continued to define and redefine culture, style and music releasing five studio albums, including 2018’s Broken Politics, produced by Four Tet, which was met with critical acclaim by the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Times, Q and Pitchfork. Neneh went on to tour the album throughout 2019 including her largest ever headline show at London’s Roundhouse, and festival performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Primavera, Pitchfork and more proving her music and message more relevant than ever.


                                                            Thin Lizzy

                                                            Jailbreak

                                                              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

                                                              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.

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              Ltd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

                                                              Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                              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

                                                                The Band

                                                                The Band (50th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                  Released on the 22nd September, 1969, the eponymous second studio effort by The Band is a concept album, with the songs focusing on people, places and traditions associated with an older version of Americana. It was recorded in the pool house of a home rented by the group in the Hollywood Hills which was once owned by Judy Garland, Wally Cox and, at the time the group worked there, Sammy Davis, Jr. According to Robbie Robertson, the location was chosen to give the songs a Basement Tapes–like feel in what was termed “a clubhouse concept.”

                                                                  The album includes many of The Band’s best-known and critically acclaimed songs, including “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” which Rolling Stone named the 249th greatest song of all time. The magazine also ranked the album number 45 in their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Time magazine included it in their unranked 2006 list of the 100 greatest albums.

                                                                  Robert Christgau, who spent 37 years as the chief music critic and senior editor for The Village Voice, declared it better than Abbey Road, which had been released four days following, writing that The Band’s LP is an “A-plus record if I’ve ever rated one.”

                                                                  The album is preserved in the National Recording Registry and is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

                                                                  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

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Caravan

                                                                    For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night

                                                                      'Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s. To celebrate Decca’s 90th anniversary, these Caravan classics will be reissued on 180gm vinyl with DL codes.

                                                                       For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night - 1LP vinyl repress of the fifth album by progressive rock stalwarts Caravan, one of the UK’s most acclaimed UK progressive rock outfits. Active since the late 1960s, this album is considered one of their best with Allmusic claiming: “it is several steps ahead in terms of fresh musical ideas that wholly incorporate the band’s trademark humour within the otherwise serious and challenging sonic structures”

                                                                      Caravan

                                                                      If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You

                                                                        'Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s. To celebrate Decca’s 90th anniversary, these Caravan classics will be reissued on 180gm vinyl with DL codes. 

                                                                        If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You - 1LP vinyl repress of this progressive rock classic from Caravan, one of the UK’s most acclaimed UK progressive rock bands. Their sophomore disc, it saw the band advance their sound, moving easily between acoustic folk and electric progressive rock on both complicated, psychedelic medleys and accessible ‘pop’ songs such as the title track which gained significant radio airplay and resulted in a guest appearance on BBC TV’s Top of the Pops. Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s and this album is considered a high-point of the band’s career.

                                                                        Caravan

                                                                        In The Land Of Grey And Pink

                                                                          'Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s. To celebrate Decca’s 90th anniversary, these Caravan classics will be reissued on 180gm vinyl with DL codes. 

                                                                          In The Land Of Grey And Pink - 1LP vinyl repress of this progressive rock classic from Caravan described by Mojo magazine as “the quintessential Canterbury album”.Caravan are one of the UK’s most acclaimed UK progressive rock bands, active since the late 1960s. This is their third studio album released in 1971 when they were signed to the Decca/Deram label and is considered a high-point of the band’s career. Rolling Stone listed the album as No. 34 on their list of “50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time” saying it evoked “a Middle Earth sunset, with the music wavering between medieval folk melodies and jazz-savvy musos”. According to AllMusic, the album is “one of the most beloved, and eccentric prog albums of them all” and “probably Caravan’s finest hour”.

                                                                          Scott Walker

                                                                          'Til The Band Comes In

                                                                            Following on from a quartet of critically acclaimed solo LPs, ‘Scott’, ‘Scott 2’, Scott 3’ and ‘Scott 4’, and the compilation LP, ‘Scott Walker Sings Songs from His TV Series’, ‘ Til The Band Comes In’ was his sixth studio album. Originally released in 1970, the LP is a loose concept album about the inhabitants of a tenement building. Produced by Johnny Franz, it features the singles “Jean The Machine” and ‘Til The Band Comes In”. “Long About Now’ features the Israeli born singer Esther Ofarim of “Cinderella Rockefella” fame. 

                                                                            Scott Walker

                                                                            Climate Of Hunter

                                                                              ‘Climate of Hunter’ was considered by many as Scott’s ‘comeback’ solo album due to a self-imposed 10 year hiatus following the release of his 7th studio album, ‘We Had It All’ in 1974. Originally released in March 1984, it contains the single “Track Three”, which was accompanied by a stunning promo video which was first aired on the Old Grey Whistle Test. The album features a stellar cast including Billy Ocean, Mark Isham, Evan Parker and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits playing guitar on a cover of the Tennessee Williams classic, “Blanket Roll Blues”. Among the album’s many fans was Bono of U2 who is on record as saying: “Scott Walker’s Climate of Hunter was a great influence on The Joshua Tree – just listen to “With Or Without You” – March 1987.

                                                                              Scott Walker

                                                                              Tilt

                                                                                Scott Walker’s twelfth studio album from 1995 is now presented over 2LPs for an improved audio experience. Originally released in May of 1995 the album was Scott’s first album in 11 years and remarkably reached Number 27 in the UK Albums chart. No singles were released from ‘Tilt’. Scott explained his 11 year hiatus to journalist Richard Cook saying that he had become “the Orson Welles of the record industry……People take me to lunch, but nobody wants to finance the picture”. Tim Finn from Crowded House is a huge fan of ‘Tilt’: “I was very impressed with ‘Tilt’, good on car journeys through unfamiliar landscapes. It’s very brave, very bold, very unconcerned with trends: Scott’s out there on his own path, albeit a very twisted one”. 

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                  2xDeluxe CD Info: The Deluxe 2CD set pairs the new stereo mix with versions taken from the session takes and demo recordings of its 17 songs, sequenced to match the album’s running order. The two discs are presented in a digipak with a 40-page booklet abridged from the Super Deluxe book.

                                                                                  Ocean Colour Scene

                                                                                  Moseley Shoals

                                                                                    Following a successful reissue for Record Store Day, on red vinyl, we present the black vinyl edition of this classic album. Originally released in 1996, at the height of ‘Britpop’, the album reached no. 2 in the UK, and amassed 92 weeks on the charts and sold a million copies world-wide!

                                                                                    ‘Moseley’ takes its name from an area in Birmingham, ‘Moseley Shoals’ is a tribute to Muscle Shoals, the legendary soul recording studios in Alabama. A low-key start to their career was boosted by two things – the endorsement of two of Britain’s biggest pop stars – Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher, and the exposure given to the first single, The Riverboat Song, by Chris Evans on his hit TV show ‘TFI Friday’.

                                                                                    The album was produced by Weller’s producer at the time – Brendan Lynch, giving it a strong, organic R&B feel (influenced by the Small Faces and Weller’s solo recordings) with a pronounced 60s flourish, mixing in traces of Beatles and Stones, as well as elements of prog-rock and psychedelia, adding an even more eclectic flavour to their sound.

                                                                                    Contains three other top-10 singles – The Day We Caught the Train (no. 4), You’ve Got It Bad (no. 7) and The Circle (no. 6).

                                                                                    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. 





                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      3xCD Info: 40th anniversary 3CD deluxe edition featuring brand new proper hi-fi transfers of the original tapes, a newly created cover, and extensive liner notes from Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers and former Zappa bandmate Terry Bozzio who recounts performing at the concerts and provides some unique illustrations for the collection. The beautiful packaging includes proper musician credits for the first time and a wealth of stunning rare and never-before-seen photos of the event from the estate’s archive

                                                                                      The Teardrop Explodes

                                                                                      Kilimanjaro - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                        Kilimanjaro the debut album by the neo-psychedelic Liverpool band The Teardrop Explodes, which featured Julian Cope as its lead singer was released on 10 October 1980. It contains versions of the band’s early singles including ‘Sleeping Gas’, ‘Bouncing Babies’, ‘Treason’ their biggest hit, ‘Reward’. This new 180gm vinyl edition has been cut at Abbey Road and features the Kilimanjaro cover which was used when ‘Reward’ was added to the album.

                                                                                        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

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                        2xDeluxe CD Info: Limited edition deluxe 2CD format including a 24-page full-colour hardcover book.

                                                                                        Queen

                                                                                        The Game

                                                                                          "Queen had long been one of the biggest bands in the world by 1980's The Game, but this album was the first time they made a glossy, unabashed pop album, one that was designed to sound exactly like its time. They might be posed in leather jackets on the cover, but they hardly sound tough or menacing -- they rarely rock, at least not in the gonzo fashion that's long been their trademark. Gone are the bombastic orchestras of guitars and with them the charging, relentless rhythms that kept Queen grounded even at their grandest moments. Now, when they rock, they'll haul out a clever rockabilly pastiche, as they do on the tremendous "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," a sly revival of old-time rock & roll that never sounds moldy, thanks in large part to Freddie Mercury's panache. But even that is an exception to the rule on The Game. Usually, when they want to rock here, they wind up sounding like Boston, as they do on John Deacon's "Need Your Loving Tonight," or they sound a bit like a new wave-conscious rocker like Billy Squier, as they do on the propulsive "Coming Soon." But even those are exceptions to the overall rule on The Game, since most of the album is devoted to disco-rock blends -- best heard on the globe-conquering "Another One Bites the Dust," but also present in the unintentionally kitschy positivity anthem "Don't Try Suicide" -- and the majestic power ballads that became their calling card in the '80s, as they reworked the surging "Save Me" and the elegant "Play the Game" numerous times, often with lesser results. So, The Game winds up as a mixed bag, as many Queen albums often do, but again the striking difference with this album is that it finds Queen turning decidedly, decisively pop, and it's a grand, state-of-the-art circa 1980 pop album that still stands as one of the band's most enjoyable records. But the very fact that it does showcase a band that's turned away from rock and toward pop means that for some Queen fans, it marks the end of the road, and despite the album's charms, it's easy to see why." - Allmusic.

                                                                                          Queen

                                                                                          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.

                                                                                            Queen

                                                                                            A Day At The Races

                                                                                              "In every sense, A Day at the Races is an unapologetic sequel to A Night at the Opera, the 1975 breakthrough that established Queen as rock & roll royalty. The band never attempts to hide that the record is a sequel -- the two albums boast the same variation on the same cover art, the titles are both taken from old Marx Brothers films and serve as counterpoints to each other. But even though the two albums look the same, they don't quite sound the same, A Day at the Races is a bit tighter than its predecessor, yet tighter doesn't necessarily mean better for a band as extravagant as Queen. One of the great things about A Night at the Opera is that the lingering elements of early Queen -- the pastoral folk of "39," the metallic menace of "Death on Two Legs" -- dovetailed with an indulgence of camp and a truly, well, operatic scale. Here, the eccentricities are trimmed back somewhat -- they still bubble up on "The Millionaire Waltz," an example of the music hall pop that dominated Night, the pro-Native American saga "White Man" is undercut somewhat by the cowboys 'n' indians rhythms -- in favor of a driving, purposeful hard rock that still could have some slyly hidden perversities (or in the case of the opening "Tie Your Mother Down," some not-so-hidden perversity) but this is exquisitely detailed hard rock, dense with minutiae but never lush or fussy. In a sense, it could even function as the bridge between Sheer Heart Attack and Night at the Opera -- it's every bit as hard as the former and nearly as florid as the latter -- but its sleek, streamlined finish is the biggest indication that Queen has entered a new phase, where they're globe-conquering titans instead of underdogs on the make." - Allmusic.


                                                                                              Queen

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                Queen

                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                  The hardest working man in showbiz, godfather of soul, funk and possibly fuck, James Mu'Fuckin' Brown dropped this masterpiece back in 1972 and it's slapped suckers silly ever since. Now we get a f-f-f-fresh double vinyl reissue of "Get On The Good Foot" with new and improved sound quality for 2019. The album's title track was issued as a two part single on its release and predictably topped the Billboard's R&B chart at the time. Elsewhere "The Whole World Needs Liberation" takes a conscious direction while "Cold Sweat" just gets down and dirty for the dancers.

                                                                                                  The LA's

                                                                                                  BBC In Session (Transparent Green Coloured Vinyl)

                                                                                                    The La’s – ‘BBC In Session’ was originally released in 2006 and until now hasn’t been available on vinyl.

                                                                                                    This limited edition, numbered, coloured 1LP vinyl release contains the band’s session appearances on radio shows hosted by Janice Long, Liz Kershaw, Bob Harris, and Nicky Campbell.

                                                                                                    Housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes performances of "There She Goes", "Way Out", "Feelin'" and B-sides such as "Come In Come Out".

                                                                                                    Keane

                                                                                                    Disconnected / Sovereign Light Café

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

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

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

                                                                                                      Scott Walker

                                                                                                      No Regrets - The Best Of Scott Walker And The Walker Brothers

                                                                                                        First time on vinyl since 1992 for this stunning ‘Best of’ from singer-songwriter Scott Walker. It’s now a 2LP set on 180gram vinyl. Features all the hits including “Make It Easy On Yourself” (#1 in August 1965), “My Ship Is Coming In” (#3 in December 1965), “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine” (#1 in March 1966), “Joanna” (#7 in May 1968) and “No Regrets” (#7 in January 1976).

                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                        David Sylvian

                                                                                                        Alchemy: An Index Of Possibilities

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

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          Deluxe LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                          David Sylvian

                                                                                                          Gone To Earth

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

                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                            2xDeluxe LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                            David Sylvian

                                                                                                            Secrets Of The Beehive

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

                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              Deluxe LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                              The 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.



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

                                                                                                              The Beatles

                                                                                                              White Album (Stereo 50th Anniversary Reissue)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

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

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                                                                                                              Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark

                                                                                                              Organisation

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

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

                                                                                                                Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark

                                                                                                                Dazzle Ships

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

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

                                                                                                                  The Charlatans

                                                                                                                  Up At The Lake - 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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

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

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


                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                    Siouxsie & The Banshees

                                                                                                                    The Scream - 2018 Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                      Grease - The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture

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

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

                                                                                                                        Comes with a download voucher.

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

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

                                                                                                                        Siouxsie & The Banshees

                                                                                                                        Join Hands

                                                                                                                          This is one of four releases by UMC of classic Siouxsie And The Banshees LPs, each album appearing as it should on glorious 180-gram black vinyl. Join Hands was their second LP, originally release in 1979. Includes Playground Twist.

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

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                          2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                          Eric B & Rakim

                                                                                                                          Don't Sweat The Technique

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

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

                                                                                                                          Wilko Johnson

                                                                                                                          Blow Your Mind

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

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


                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                            CD Info: Digi-pack sleeve.

                                                                                                                            Gomez

                                                                                                                            Bring It On (20th Anniversary Edition)

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

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

                                                                                                                              Julian Cope

                                                                                                                              My Nation Underground - Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                The Velvet Underground

                                                                                                                                1969

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

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

                                                                                                                                  180 gram vinyl with digital download code.

                                                                                                                                  Nico

                                                                                                                                  Chelsea Girl

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

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

                                                                                                                                    Pressed on 180gram vinyl with digital download code.

                                                                                                                                    Future Sound Of London

                                                                                                                                    Lifeforms

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

                                                                                                                                    180 gram with DL codes.


                                                                                                                                    James

                                                                                                                                    Whiplash - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                      James

                                                                                                                                      Millionaires - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                        The Beatles

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

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

                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                          LP Info: 180 gram black vinyl edition.

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

                                                                                                                                          Beastie Boys

                                                                                                                                          The In Sound From Way Out - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                              Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                              Scott Walker

                                                                                                                                              Scott 2 - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                Scott Walker

                                                                                                                                                Scott 3 - Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                  The Rolling Stones

                                                                                                                                                  Beggars Banquet - Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                    No download code.

                                                                                                                                                    Underworld

                                                                                                                                                    Beaucoup Fish

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

                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                      Big Star

                                                                                                                                                      The Best Of Big Star

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

                                                                                                                                                        Iggy Pop

                                                                                                                                                        The Idiot - Back To Black Edition

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

                                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.

                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                            Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.

                                                                                                                                                            Nirvana

                                                                                                                                                            Incesticide

                                                                                                                                                              Vinyl reissue on a Gatefold 180g 2LP of Nirvana’s 1992 rarities collection. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. Incesticide was originally released in December 1992, collecting unreleased and non-album tracks to follow up on the success of 1991’s Nevermind. 

                                                                                                                                                              Elliott Smith

                                                                                                                                                              Either/Or - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                              To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Elliott Smith’s best-selling and greatly beloved album, Either/Or, UMC are set to release Either/Or: Expanded Edition, with a 2LP following on May 19, 2017.

                                                                                                                                                              Either/Or: Expanded Edition features the original tracks carefully remastered from original tapes under the supervision of Larry Crane. The second disc features five live multi-track recordings from the Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia WA in 1997, as well as three previously unreleased studio recordings and one b-side gem. This gorgeous collection is an essential listen for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                Ltd LP Info: Released in enhanced packaging, re-mastered at Abbey Road and pressed on heavyweight vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                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. 

                                                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                  Ltd LP Info: 180gram heavyweight vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                  Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                                  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. 

                                                                                                                                                                    Sex Pistols

                                                                                                                                                                    Live '76

                                                                                                                                                                      This collection comprises of four revolutionary live recordings– all officially sanctioned by the Sex Pistols and professionally mastered at Abbey Rd Studios and released in full for the first time on CD and LP format. Disc one features the truly legendary Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester concert, which took place on 4th June, 1976, arguably one of the most important music concerts ever. The second disc comprises the ‘Midnight Special’ concert, which was recorded on 29th August, 1976 at Screen on the Green, Islington - More widely known for its cult cinema screenings. This famous gig saw the Pistols supported by The Clash and Buzzcocks. Disc three is the live show that took place at Chelmsford Maximum Security Prison on 17th September 1976. Of the four recordings that make up this collection, this was the only one ‘officially’ recorded on 4 track ¼ inch tape, by the band’s live soundman Dave Goodman. The collection is completed with a concert that originally made its way around as a fans bootleg, recorded on 25th September – 1976: 76 Club, Burton on Trent, officially released in full for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                      says: The Pistols' live BOMB, putting to bed, if it was ever needed, the Malcom McClaren generated myth that the band couldn't actually play. Tell that to Steve Jones, pal! Forty years on and you have an historical document of one of the most influential and important bands of all time.


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