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Frank Zappa

200 Motels - Original Soundtrack

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


    TRACK LISTING

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

    U2

    Gloria - Black Friday Edition

      AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

      LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

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


      TRACK LISTING

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

      Various Artists

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

        AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

        LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


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

        Various Artists

        You Can't Sit Down: Cameo Parkway Dance Crazes - Black Friday Edition

          AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

          LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


          A crazy 22-track collection containing some of the biggest dance craze hits from the Philadelphia label that got the world dancing in the early 1960sIncludes tracks by Cameo Parkway’s biggest stars: Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons and The Dovells as well as R&B greats Don Covay and The Turbans. Twelve Top 40 hits including three number 1 chart toppers!Chubby Checker’s original hit version of “The Twist,” which has the distinction of being the only single of the rock era to reach number 1 twice in two consecutive years, is included. Features an essay by acclaimed rock & roll and R&B historian John Broven. Mastered from the original master tapes from ABKCO’s Cameo Parkway archive
          Bespoke printed inner bags including extensive liner notes and period photos.

          The Velvet Underground

          White Light / White Heat - 2021 Half Speed Mastered Edition

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

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

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

            R.E.M.

            New Adventures In Hi-Fi - 25th Anniversary Edition

              25th-anniversary edition of R.E.M.’s tenth studio album, New Adventures in Hi-Fi. First released in 1996, the album was R.E.M.’s last studio recording with founding member Bill Berry who left amicably the following year. As the band’s fifth collaboration with long-time producer Scott Litt (Green, Out of Time, Automatic for the People and Monster), the album experiments with new sonic textures, filled with cinematic imagery, dissonant notes and haunting effects. The platinum-selling title includes the singles “Electrolite,” “E-Bow the Letter” (featuring Patti Smith) and “Bittersweet Me,” and represents R.E.M.’s longest studio release with a total run time of 65 minutes. New Adventures in Hi-Fi grew to cult status years after its release, with several press retrospectives—and band members themselves—ranking it among the top albums in R.E.M.’s recorded catalogue.

              Marianne Faithfull

              Broken English - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                Broken English is the seventh studio album by English singer Marianne Faithfull. It was released on 2 November 1979 by Island Records. The album marked a major comeback for Faithfull after years of drug abuse, homelessness, and suffering from anorexia. It is often regarded as her "definitive recording" and Faithfull herself described it as her "masterpiece". featuring the singles "Broken English", "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" & a cover of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero". Faithfull was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for this album. The album was included on NME magazine's list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The version for NAD is pressed on 180g Heavyweight pink vinyl. 

                Amy Winehouse

                Back To Black - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                  This is a reissue of Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' on picture disc vinyl. 

                  Three years on from her debut "Frank" and all the acclaim she got back then, 2006 sees Amy Winehouse back at the centre of media attention with its follow up, and especially inspirational new single "Rehab" which kicks things off here too. Bracketed in with the nu-soul singers back then, Amy always had more of a jazz edge to her songs, and especially her voice which sounded like it should be coming from a 50-year-old black American singer, not a skinny white Londoner. With "Back To Black" she takes a trawl through the sound of 60s soul, girl group pop and the kind of laid back torch song crooning favoured by the mafioso of old, all given a totally modern twist by her smart confessional lyrics. This all comes backed by The Dap-Kings and features lush orchestration too, with production by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi. ESSENTIAL!!!

                  Sex Pistols

                  76-77

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

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

                    Background:

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

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

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

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

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

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

                    TRACK LISTING

                    CD1
                    Problems
                    Pretty Vacant
                    No Feelings (Take 1)
                    No Feelings (Unreleased Take 2)
                    No Feelings (Unreleased Take 3)
                    Submission
                    Seventeen
                    Satellite
                    I Wanna Be Me
                    Pretty Vacant
                    Arnarch In The UK
                    No Feelings
                    Anarchy Un The UK
                    Substitue
                    (Don't Gove Me) No Lip
                    (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
                    Johnny B Goode
                    Road Runner
                    Watcha Gonna Do About It?
                    Through My Eyes
                    No Fun (Full 7 Minute Version)

                    CD2
                    Anarchy In The UK (Instrumental (Manchester Square Backing Track)) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1976]
                    No Future (aka GSTQ) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1977]
                    Liar [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1978]
                    Problems (Manchester Square Demos)) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1979]
                    God Save The Queen (Instrumental) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1980]
                    Pretty Vacant (Instrumental) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1981]
                    No Feelings (Instrumental (EMI Backing Tracks For TV)) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1982]
                    New York [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                    Unlimited Edition (aka EMI) [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                    Liar [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                    Pretty Vacant [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                    Problems [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                    No Future (aka GSTQ) [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                    God Save The Queen (Unreleased Instrumental ) [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded At Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
                    Pretty Vacant [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                    Seventeen [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                    Satellite [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                    No Feelings [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                    I Wanna Be Me [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                    Submission [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]
                    Anarchy In The UK [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded At Denmark Street July 1976 But Mixed 1977)]

                    CD3
                    Anarchy In The UK (Wessex Studios Rejected Version Oct. 1976) [Wessex Studio]
                    Did You Know Wrong (Alternative Vocal March 3rd 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    17 (Alternative Vocal March April 21st 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    Satellite (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    Submission (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    Holidays In The Sun (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    EMI (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    17 (Rough Mix May 16 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    Holidays In The Sun (Alterntive Mix June 11 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    Body (Demo & The Banter June 11 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    Submission (Alternative Mix August 12 1977) [Wessex Studio]
                    EMI (Outtake - March 3rd 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1977]
                    God Save The Queen (Outtake - March 3rd 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1978]
                    Bodies (Outtake - Instrumental June 18th 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1979]
                    EMI (Outtake - August 12th 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1980]
                    Satellite (Outtake - August 12th 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1981]
                    Submission (Version 1 - Alternative Mix - August 12th 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1982]
                    EMI (Alternative Mix - April 22nd 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1983]
                    Seventeen (Alternative Mix - April 21st 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1984]
                    No Feelings (Alternative Mix - April 14th 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1985]
                    Submission (Version 2 - Alternative Mix - August 12th 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1986]
                    Belson Was A Gas (Demo) [John Boogie Tiberi Denmark Street Rehearsal Room, London, Sept 20th 1977]
                    Belson Was A Gas (Demo 2) [John Boogie Tiberi Denmark Street Rehearsal Room, London, Sept 20th 1978]

                    CD4
                    Seventeen (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Satellite (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Feelings (aka No Feelings) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Just Me (aka I Wanna Be Me) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Submission (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Nookie (aka Anarchy In The UK (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    No Future (aka God Save The Queen) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Problems (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Lots Of Fun (aka Pretty Vacant) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Liar (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Who Was It (aka EMI) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    New York (aka Looking For A Kiss) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Anarchy In The UK (Denmark Street Demo July 76) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    Pretty Vacant (Denmark Street Demo July 76) (Spunk Version) [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]
                    No Fun (Unedited Version) (Spunk Version [Spunk - Bootleg - Bonus Disc]

                    Elvis Costello & The Attractions

                    Spanish Model

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

                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

                      Elvis Costello & The Attractions

                      This Year's Model - 2021 Reissue

                        This Year’s Model, which has been newly remastered, will also be released concurrently on CD and 180-gram black vinyl with the addition of “Big Tears” and “Radio Radio.”

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        No Action
                        This Year's Girl
                        The Beat
                        Pump It Up
                        Little Triggers
                        You Belong To Me

                        Side B
                        Hand In Hand
                        (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
                        Lip Service
                        Living In Paradise
                        Lipstick Vogue
                        Night Rally
                        Big Tears
                        Radio, Radio

                        Rory Gallagher

                        Rory Gallagher - 50th Anniversary Edition

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

                          TRACK LISTING


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

                          The Beach Boys

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

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

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

                            Lorde

                            Solar Power

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

                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                              TRACK LISTING

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

                              Art Of Noise

                              Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise? / Who's Afraid Of Goodbye? (RSD21 EDITION)

                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


                                A reissue of ëWhoís Afraid ofÖ?í, the debut album from pioneering British synth-pop act The Art of Noise, featuring Oscar and Grammy Award winning composer Anne Dudley and hugely successful producer Trevor Horn. ëWhoís Afraid of..?í was one of the first releases on the fledgling ZTT label in 1984 and has been unavailable on vinyl since it was repressed and repackaged in 1985. UMC will make it available on 180gm vinyl for Record Store Day 2021, as a new limited edition release featuring a second LP of rare Art of Noise recordings, presented as ëWhoís Afraid ofÖ Goodbye?í These are making their first appearance on vinyl and were previously only available as part of the now deleted 2006 box set, ëWhat Have You Done With My Body, God?í For aficionados of the brilliant ZTT catalogue ìthis has been number 34 in Zang Tuum Tumbís Incomplete Incidental Series, number 17 in the Complete Element Series, and now number 24 in the Definitive Definition Series.î

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise?

                                A1 A Time For Fear (Who's Afraid) 4:45
                                A2 Beat Box (Diversion One) 8:33
                                A3 Snapshot 1:02
                                A4 Close (To The Edit) 5:37
                                B1 Who's Afraid (Of The Art Of Noise) 4:21
                                B2 Moments In Love 10:17
                                B3 Memento 2:12
                                B4 How To Kill 2:43
                                B5 Realisation 1:46

                                Who's Afraid Of Goodbye?

                                C1 War (Demo 4) 4:39
                                C2 The Focus Of Satisfaction 11:01
                                C3 Moments In Love (7" Master Rejected) 3:44
                                C4 It Stopped! 4:27
                                D1 The Uncertainty Of Syrup 1:21
                                D2 The Long Hello 4:34
                                D3 The Vacuum Divine 0:47
                                D4 The Ambassador Reel: Beat Box 3:54
                                D5 The Ambassador Reel: Another Time To Hear 10:56
                                D6 The Ambassador Reel: Oobly 1:20
                                D7 Goodbye Art Of Noise 0:37
                                D8 Moments In Love (Incomplete) 1:06

                                Millie

                                My Boy Lollipop (RSD21 EDITION)

                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                  IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


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

                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                  The Rolling Stones

                                  Hot Rocks (1971) (RSD21 EDITION)

                                    "Exclusive limited edition reissue for Record Store Day - celebrating the 50th anniversary of this landmark release. This Iconic Rock collection is a must-have release by the world's greatest rock and roll band.

                                    Originally released in 1971, this indispensable 21-track, collection features five UK number one singles - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Jumpin Jack Flash, Get Off Of My Cloud, Honky Tonk Women, and Paint It, Black.

                                    Hot Rocks offers a thrilling overview of seven tumultuous, trailblazing and innovative years of Stones' hits and also their developing musical styles and their public image. Alongside the singles are key album tracks and B-sides that would become Fan Favourites to this day - Play With Fire, Under My Thumb, Street Fighting Man, Gimme Shelter and more.

                                    This unique new package features: Original gatefold art , Printed inner bags, A set of embossed lithographs featuring photographs by Michael Joseph, Pressed on 180 gram, yellow vinyl, Remastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, Lacquer cutting by Sean Magee, Abbey Road Studios"

                                    Beastie Boys

                                    Aglio E Olio (RSD21 EDITION)

                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


                                      Vinyl reissue with two newly added bonus tracks, Soba Violence, and a rare cover of Light My Fire.

                                      Cat Stevens

                                      Harold & Maude (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                        This release is being offered in 2 different coloured vinyl, Orange & Yellow, the quantities for all territories will be split 50/50 The Paramount movie Harold and Maude was in December 1971 and in the almost fifty years since its release, has become a cult classic. Part of the reason for its success is undoubtedly its soundtrack, which is comprised exclusively of songs by Cat Stevens. The majority of tracks are taken from the two 1970 Island/A&M albums, Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman, but Cat Stevens also composed two original songs for the film, ìDonít Be Shyî and ìIf You Want to Sing Out, Sing Outî The Harold and Maude soundtrack was first reissued in super limited quantities on multiple coloured LP versions in 2007 via Cameron Croweís Vinyl Films label. Finally presented in its first Island/A&M release, this new 50th anniversary Record Store Day pressing, on coloured 180g vinyl, will boast some key differences: ï Brand new front cover design, exclusively available for this Record Store Day release. ï Newly remastered audio, courtesy of Abbey Road Studios.A1 Don't Be Shy A2 On The Road To Find Out A3 I Wish, I Wish A4 Miles From Nowhere B1 Tea For The Tillerman B2 I Think I See The Light B3 Where Do The Children Play? B4 If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out B5 Trouble

                                        The Cure

                                        Wild Mood Swings (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                          First time on Picture Disc for this 25th Anniversary  Record Store Day 2021 Exclusive. Features the singles, The 13th, Mint Car, Gone & Strange Attraction. The 2LP Picture Disc is housed in a die-cut Gatefold Sleeve and comes with a Download Card.

                                          Bill Fay

                                          Time Of The Last Persecution - Decca/Deram 1971 (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                            Often labelled as enigmatic, Bill Fay's loyal cult following has grown significantly over the years. Signed to Decca, the singer-songwriter and pianist released two albums in 1970 and 1971; their haunting, darkly shadowed songs were never meant to appeal to the masses, even at the height of the psychedelia-streaked introspection sparked by the soul-searching and ravaging events of the day. The title track, Time of the Last Persecution, was written in an immediate and visceral response to the killings of four students at Kent State. However, Fayís records fell into obscurity, and he virtually vanished from music for more than two decades. Producer Joshua Henry, who had grown up listening to Fay's early albums from his fatherís record collection, tracked down and finally persuaded the reclusive songwriter to record again and hired Matt Deighton to assemble a studio band. The end result, Life Is People, appeared in August of 2012. Fay played live shows, but maintained his privacy. He released a follow-up, Who Is the Sender? in 2015, and a third album, Countless Branches in 2020. Among his fans are musicians including Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and The War On Drugs. All three albums received universal critical acclaim. 

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Side 1 1. Omega Day 2. Don't Let My Marigolds Die 3. I Hear You Calling 4. Dust Filled Room 5. 'Til The Christ Come Back 6. Release Is In The Eye 7. Laughing Man
                                            Side 2 1. Inside The Keepers Pantry 2. Tell It Like It Is 3. Plan D 4. Pictures Of Adolf Again 5. Time Of The Last Persecution 6. Come A Day 7. Let All The Other Teddies Know

                                            The Roots

                                            Do You Want More?!!!??!

                                              It’s been 26 years since Do You Want More?!!!??!, the groundbreaking second studio album and major label-debut by The Roots. Originally released on January 17, 1995 via DGC Records, Do You Want More?!!!??!, brought The Roots’ neo-soul bohemian zest to life and established them as leading figures of hip-hop-jazz. The album which peaked at #22 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, features their singles “Distortion To Static,” “Proceed” (considered one of their most signature recordings), and the rap ballad “Silent Treatment.”

                                              Led by MC Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the Philadelphia rap crew are going back to where it began with a 3LP deluxe collection of Do You Want More?!!!??! to be released via Geffen/UMC. Going back to the vault, this deluxe edition is drawn from the original recordings and features eighteen bonus tracks curated by Questlove; some of which have never been released and others that have never previously been available digitally.

                                              The 3LP deluxe vinyl edition features five bonus tracks — “Proceed II Feat. Roy Ayers”, “Proceed III”, “Proceed IV (AJ Shine Mix)”, “Proceed V (Beatminerz Mix),” along with five remixes of “Silent Treatment” — plus a 24-page booklet featuring images taken by Mpozi Tolbert, essays by Questlove and Black Thought as well as track-by-track commentary. 

                                              The Cure

                                              Faith (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                First time on Picture Disc for this 40th Anniversary - Record Store Day 2021 Exclusive Features the single, Primary.

                                                The Picture Disc is housed in a die-cut sleeve and comes with a Download Card.

                                                U2

                                                Fire (40th Anniversary Edition) (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                  Fire was originally released as the first single from U2s second album October in July 1981, with J Swallow as the b-side. This 40th anniversary picture disc edition includes both tracks on side A, plus two live recordings of Fire on side B - from Werchter in Belgium in July 1982 and from a BBC recording at the Hammersmith Palais in London in December 1982. All tracks have been newly remastered.

                                                  Picture Disc Info 4 track 12 EP, cut at 45 rpm Picture disc pressing, with fire imagery on Side A and a full colour band photo from the early 80s by Martyn Goddard on Side B Transparent heavyweight PVC outer sleeve Sticker with credits

                                                  Tears For Fears

                                                  Live At Massey Hall (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                    Taken from the bands Songs from The Big Chair tour, this double album and single CD captures the band live in Canada in 1985. The album has been mixed from newly found multi tracks and is first time the band has had a live album in this format and CD. 

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    SIDE ONE 1. Mothers Talk 2. Broken 3. Head Over Heels / Broken 4. Pale Shelter
                                                    SIDE TWO 1. Memories Fade 2. Start Of The Breakdown 3. The Prisoner
                                                    SIDE THREE 1. I Believe 2. The Working Hour 3. Mad World
                                                    SIDE FOUR 1.Everybody Wants To Rule The World 2.The Hurting 3.Shout

                                                    Amy Winehouse

                                                    Remixes (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                      Limited edition coloured vinyl edition of a collection of Amy Winehouse remixes from Frank and Back To Black, for Record Store Day 2021. This 2LP set is pressed on 180 gram coloured vinyl - one LP blue, one yellow - and includes a digital download card. 

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Side A 1. Stronger Than Me (Harmonic 33 Remix) 2. Take The Box (Seijis Buggin' Mix) 3. Fuck Me Pumps (MJ Cole Remix) 4. In My Bed (CJ Mix)
                                                      Side B 1. Rehab (Hot Chip Remix) 2. Back To Black (Mushtaq Vocal Remix) 3. You Know I'm No Good (Ghostface UK Version) 4. Tears Dry On Their Own (Al Usher Remix)
                                                      Side C 1. Love Is A Losing Game (Kardinal Beats Remix) 2. Rehab (Remix Featuring Jay-Z) 3. You Know I'm No Good (Skeewiff Mix)
                                                      Side D 1. Tears Dry On Their Own (Alix Alvarez Sole Channel Mix) 2. Fuck Me Pumps (Mylo Remix) 3. Back To Black (The Rumple Strips Remix) 4. Love Is A Losing Game (Truth & Soul Remix)

                                                      The Who

                                                      Face Dances - Coloured Vinyl (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                        Face Dances celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2021 with this 2-LP expanded coloured (LP1 is Yellow and LP2 is Blue) vinyl version, both discs have been mastered by Jon Astley and cut at Half Speed by Miles Showell at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. Disc One contains the newly re-mastered version of the album while Disc Two has a side of studio out-takes and four tracks from the bands Rockpalast show in 1981 which appear for the first time on vinyl. 

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        SIDE ONE 1. You Better You Bet 2. Don't Let Go The Coat 3. Cache Cache 4. The Quiet One 5. Did You Steal My Money? SIDE TWO 1. How Can You Do It Alone 2. Daily Records 3. You 4. Another Tricky Day SIDE THREE: Session Rough Mixes 1. I Like Nightmares 2. It's In You 3. Somebody Save Me 4. Dance It Away 5. Donít Let Go The Coat (Pete Vocal) SIDE FOUR: Live At Rockpalast 1. Donít Let Go The Coat 2. You Better You Bet 3. The Quiet One 4. Another Tricky Day 

                                                        Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

                                                        Enola Gay Remixes (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                          Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, electronic music pioneers and one of Britainís best-loved pop groups, release an RSD exclusive 12" single on coloured vinyl this year, to celebrate an incredible 40 years of their signature song Enola Gay. The single features a remix from Mercury Prize nominated band Hot Chip and acclaimed DJ/producer Theo Kottis.


                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Side A: 1. Enola Gay - Hot Chip Remix
                                                          Side B: 1. Enola Gay - Theo Kottis Remix

                                                          Frank Zappa

                                                          ZAPPA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

                                                            With unfettered access to the Zappa Trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s (Bill & Ted’s movie franchises, The Lost Boys) assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.

                                                            The soundtrack is a perfect complement to the film available as a limited edition 5-LP 180-gram vinyl set for the Zappa completist. Showcasing 69 total songs, there are 12 previously unreleased recordings from the Zappa archive along with his 1978 Saturday Night Live performance; 24 additional Zappa songs from his extensive catalog spanning four decades; songs from Zappa’s labels Straight / Bizarre Records like “No Longer Umpire” by Alice Cooper and “The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes” by The GTO’s; 2 classical compositions by Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky; and 26 Original Score cues newly composed by John Frizzell for the documentary – all of which give the universe a sonic exploration into the musical brilliance of Frank Zappa.

                                                            A 2LP edition on 180-gram clear vinyl will also be available, collecting together eight of the unreleased recordings from the Zappa archive, the SNL performance and 13 recordings from Zappa’s extensive recording career.

                                                            Ben Howard

                                                            Collections From The Whiteout

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

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

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                              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 

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1 Pagan Baby 
                                                                  A2 Sailor's Lament 
                                                                  A3 Chameleon 
                                                                  A4 Have You Ever Seen The Rain 
                                                                  A5 (Wish I Could) Hideaway 
                                                                  B1 Born To Move 
                                                                  B2 Hey Tonight 
                                                                  B3 It's Just A Thought 
                                                                  B4 Molina 
                                                                  B5 Rude Awakening Number Two

                                                                  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

                                                                    Welcome To The Pleasuredome

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

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

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Side One

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

                                                                      Side Two

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

                                                                      Side Three

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

                                                                      Side 4

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

                                                                      Frankie Goes To Hollywood

                                                                      Bang! - The Best Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood

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

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

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side One

                                                                        Relax
                                                                        Two Tribes
                                                                        War
                                                                        Ferry Cross The Mersey

                                                                        Side Two

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

                                                                        Side Three

                                                                        Welcome To The Pleasuredome

                                                                        Side Four

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

                                                                        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.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Side A
                                                                          GIRL
                                                                          ROPE BRIDGE CROSSING
                                                                          CITY OF NO SUN
                                                                          THAT WAS MY VEIL
                                                                          URN WITH DEAD FLOWERS IN A DRAINED POOL
                                                                          CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENT

                                                                          Side B
                                                                          TAUT
                                                                          UN CERCLE AUTOUR DU SOLEIL
                                                                          HEELA
                                                                          IS THAT ALL THERE IS?*
                                                                          DANCE HALL AT LOUSE POINT
                                                                          LOST FUN ZONE

                                                                          Brian Eno

                                                                          Film Music 1976 - 2020

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                            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…

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              3x LP Set
                                                                              Side A
                                                                              1. Headstart For Happiness
                                                                              2. Long Hot Summer
                                                                              3. My Ever-Changing Moods
                                                                              4. Walls Come Tumbling Down!
                                                                              5. Party Chambers
                                                                              Side B
                                                                              1. Wanted (or Waiter, There's…)
                                                                              2. Shout To The Top!
                                                                              3. It Just Came To Pieces In My Hands
                                                                              4. Come To Milton Keynes
                                                                              5. Why I Went Missing
                                                                              6. Waiting
                                                                              Side C
                                                                              1. Ghosts Of Dachau
                                                                              2. Down In The Seine
                                                                              3. The Paris Match
                                                                              4. Life At A Top People's Health Farm
                                                                              5. Dropping Bombs On The Whitehouse (Extended Version)
                                                                              Side D
                                                                              1. Speak Like A Child
                                                                              2. The Lodgers (Or She Was Only…)
                                                                              3. Money Go Round
                                                                              4. You're The Best Thing
                                                                              5. How She Threw It All Away
                                                                              Side E
                                                                              1. A Man Of Great Promise
                                                                              2. The Piccadilly Trail
                                                                              3. A Solid Bond In Your Heart
                                                                              4. Sweet Loving Ways
                                                                              5. Promised Land
                                                                              6. It Didn't Matter
                                                                              Side F
                                                                              1. Have You Ever Had It Blue
                                                                              2. Spin' Drifting
                                                                              3. Here's One That Got Away
                                                                              4. Changing Of The Guard
                                                                              5. My Ever-Changing Moods (Demo)

                                                                              2CD / Digital
                                                                              Disc 1
                                                                              1. Headstart For Happiness
                                                                              2. Long Hot Summer
                                                                              3. My Ever-Changing Moods
                                                                              4. Walls Come Tumbling Down!
                                                                              5. Party Chambers
                                                                              6. Wanted (or Waiter, There's…)
                                                                              7. Shout To The Top!
                                                                              8. It Just Came To Pieces In My Hands
                                                                              9. Come To Milton Keynes
                                                                              10. Why I Went Missing
                                                                              11. Waiting
                                                                              12. Ghosts Of Dachau
                                                                              13. Down In The Seine
                                                                              14. The Paris Match
                                                                              15. Boy Who Cried Wolf
                                                                              16. Life At A Top People's Health Farm
                                                                              17. Homebreakers
                                                                              18. Dropping Bombs On The Whitehouse (Extended Version)
                                                                              Disc 2
                                                                              1. Speak Like A Child
                                                                              2. The Lodgers (Or She Was Only…)
                                                                              3. Money Go Round
                                                                              4. You're The Best Thing
                                                                              5. How She Threw It All Away
                                                                              6. A Man Of Great Promise
                                                                              7. The Piccadilly Trail
                                                                              8. A Solid Bond In Your Heart
                                                                              9. All Gone Away
                                                                              10. Sweet Loving Ways
                                                                              11. Promised Land
                                                                              12. Have You Ever Had It Blue
                                                                              13. It Didn't Matter
                                                                              14. Spin' Drifting
                                                                              15. Here's One That Got Away
                                                                              16. A Woman's Song
                                                                              17. Changing Of The Guard
                                                                              18. My Ever-Changing Moods (Demo)
                                                                              19. Shout To The Top (Instrumental)

                                                                              Elliott Smith

                                                                              Elliott Smith - Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                Paul McCartney

                                                                                Flaming Pie - Half-Speed Master Edition

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

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

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

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  LP1
                                                                                  Side A - Remastered Album
                                                                                  The Song We Were Singing
                                                                                  The World Tonight
                                                                                  If You Wanna
                                                                                  Side B - Remastered Album
                                                                                  Somedays
                                                                                  Young Boy
                                                                                  Calico Skies
                                                                                  Flaming Pie

                                                                                  LP2
                                                                                  Side A - Remastered Album
                                                                                  Heaven On A Sunday
                                                                                  Used To Be Bad
                                                                                  Souvenir
                                                                                  Side B - Remastered Album
                                                                                  Little Willow
                                                                                  Really Love You
                                                                                  Beautiful Night
                                                                                  Great Day

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

                                                                                  Marvin Gaye

                                                                                  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. 


                                                                                    Embrace

                                                                                    The Good Will Out - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                      Following in the footsteps of Oasis and the Verve, Embrace became a pop sensation in post-Brit-pop Britain, breaking through in the late ‘90s. The group—hailing from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England—had a knack for big, anthemic hooks, which they transform into sweeping, sprawling, lugubrious rockers. This synthesis earned them a strong fanbase with their first singles in 1997, and their debut album, The Good Will Out.

                                                                                      Originally released on Virgin's Hut subsidiary in 1998, The Good Will Out became one of the fastest selling debut albums by a British artist, going on to sell over 500,000 copies domestically. Certified gold on the first day of release, the album hit the number one spot and spent 24 weeks in the Top 100, spawning three Top 10 singles, “All You Good Good People” “Come Back To What You Know” and “My Weakness Is None Of Your Business” together with two further Top 40 hits, “One Big Family” and “Fireworks.” Critically acclaimed across the board, NME hailed the album as the “one of the great debut albums of the past decade”.

                                                                                      Pressed on heavyweight 180gm vinyl, include DL codes.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. "Intro" 0:46
                                                                                      2. "All You Good Good People" 6:06
                                                                                      3. "My Weakness Is None Of Your Business" 3:17
                                                                                      4. "Come Back To What You Know" 4:10
                                                                                      5. "One Big Family" (Lead Vocals: Richard McNamara) 4:05
                                                                                      6. "Higher Sights" 3:44
                                                                                      7. "Retread" 3:39
                                                                                      8. "I Want The World" (Lead Vocals: Richard McNamara) 5:44
                                                                                      9. "You've Got To Say Yes" 3:42
                                                                                      10. "Fireworks" 3:58
                                                                                      11. "The Last Gas" 3:44
                                                                                      12. "That's All Changed Forever" 4:13
                                                                                      13. "Now You're Nobody" 4:23
                                                                                      14. "The Good Will Out" 7:00

                                                                                      '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.


                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      A1. Buffalo Stance
                                                                                      A2. Manchild
                                                                                      A3. Kisses On The Wind
                                                                                      A4. Inna City Mamma
                                                                                      A5. The Next Generation
                                                                                      B1. Love Ghetto
                                                                                      B2. Heart
                                                                                      B3. Phoney Ladies
                                                                                      B4. Outre Risque Locamotive
                                                                                      B5. So Here I Come

                                                                                      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 Beatles

                                                                                        Abbey Road - 50th Anniversary Edition

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

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

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


                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          DELUXE 2CD

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

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

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

                                                                                          Frank Zappa

                                                                                          Orchestral Favorites - 40th Anniversary

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

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





                                                                                            Brian Eno

                                                                                            Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks - Extended Edition

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

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

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


                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            CD/LP 1

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

                                                                                            CD/LP 2

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

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                              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").

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                You're The Man
                                                                                                The World Is Rated X
                                                                                                Piece Of Clay
                                                                                                Where Are We Going?
                                                                                                I'm Gonna Give You Respect
                                                                                                Try It You'll Like It
                                                                                                You Are That Special One
                                                                                                We Can Make It Baby
                                                                                                My Last Chance
                                                                                                Symphony
                                                                                                I'd Give My Life For You
                                                                                                Woman Of The World
                                                                                                Christmas In The City (instrumental)
                                                                                                You're The Man (version 2)
                                                                                                I Wan't To Come Home For Chistmas
                                                                                                I Going Home (Move)
                                                                                                Checking Out (Double Clutch)

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

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

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



                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                CD1
                                                                                                Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
                                                                                                B.L.M.
                                                                                                Vote For Me
                                                                                                The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
                                                                                                Breaking Point
                                                                                                Blam Blam Fever
                                                                                                The Ten Commandments
                                                                                                Embarrassed By You
                                                                                                The Life And Times Of A Man Called Depression
                                                                                                We Sell Hope

                                                                                                CD2
                                                                                                The Best Of The Specials Live – Tracklisting TBC

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

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

                                                                                                The Beatles

                                                                                                White Album (Stereo 50th Anniversary Reissue)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                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'. 

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. "Enola Gay" Andy McCluskey 3:33
                                                                                                  2. "2nd Thought" McCluskey 4:15
                                                                                                  3. "VCL XI" Paul Humphreys, McCluskey 3:50
                                                                                                  4. "Motion And Heart" Humphreys, McCluskey 3:16
                                                                                                  5. "Statues" McCluskey 4:30
                                                                                                  6. "The Misunderstanding" Humphreys, McCluskey 4:55
                                                                                                  7. "The More I See You" Harry Warren, Mack Gordon 4:11
                                                                                                  8. "Promise" Humphreys 4:51
                                                                                                  9. "Stanlow" Humphreys, McCluskey 6:30

                                                                                                  Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark

                                                                                                  Architecture & Morality

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

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

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. "The New Stone Age" (writer: McCluskey) 3:22
                                                                                                    2. "She's Leaving" 3:28
                                                                                                    3. "Souvenir" (writers: Humphreys, Martin Cooper) 3:39
                                                                                                    4. "Sealand" 7:47
                                                                                                    5. "Joan Of Arc" (writer: McCluskey) 3:48
                                                                                                    6. "Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)" (writer: McCluskey) 4:12
                                                                                                    7. "Architecture And Morality" 3:43
                                                                                                    8. "Georgia" 3:24
                                                                                                    9. "The Beginning And The End" 3:48

                                                                                                    The Charlatans

                                                                                                    Wonderland - 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. You're So Pretty - We're So Pretty
                                                                                                      2. Judas
                                                                                                      3. Love Is The Key
                                                                                                      4. A Man Needs To Be Told
                                                                                                      5. I Just Can't Get Over Losing You
                                                                                                      6. The Bell And The Butterfly
                                                                                                      7. And If I Fall
                                                                                                      8. Wake Up
                                                                                                      9. Is It In You?
                                                                                                      10. Ballad Of The Band
                                                                                                      11. Right On
                                                                                                      12. Love To You

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        SIDE ONE
                                                                                                        1. Pure
                                                                                                        2. Jigsaw Feeling
                                                                                                        3. Overground
                                                                                                        4. Carcass
                                                                                                        5. Helter Skelter

                                                                                                        SIDE TWO
                                                                                                        1. Mirage
                                                                                                        2. Metal Postcard
                                                                                                        3. Nicotine Stain
                                                                                                        4. Suburban Relapse
                                                                                                        5. Switch

                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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


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

                                                                                                          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!

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Follow The Leader
                                                                                                          Microphone Fiend
                                                                                                          Lyrics Of Fury
                                                                                                          Eric B Never Scared
                                                                                                          Just A Beat
                                                                                                          Put Your Hands Together
                                                                                                          To The Listeners
                                                                                                          No Competition
                                                                                                          The R
                                                                                                          Musical Massacre
                                                                                                          Beats For The Listeners

                                                                                                          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).


                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                LP1
                                                                                                                1. Foggy Notion
                                                                                                                2. One Of These Days
                                                                                                                3. Lisa Says
                                                                                                                4. I'm Sticking With You
                                                                                                                5. Andy's Chest
                                                                                                                6. I Can't Stand It
                                                                                                                7. She's My Best Friend
                                                                                                                8. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
                                                                                                                9. I'm Gonna Move Right In
                                                                                                                10. Ferryboat Bill

                                                                                                                LP2
                                                                                                                1. Coney Island Steeplechase
                                                                                                                2. Ocean
                                                                                                                3. Rock And Roll
                                                                                                                4. Ride Into The Sun
                                                                                                                5. Hey Mr. Rain
                                                                                                                6. Guess I'm Falling In Love
                                                                                                                7. Temptation Inside Your Heart
                                                                                                                8. Stephanie Says
                                                                                                                9. Hey Mr. Rain
                                                                                                                10. Beginning To See The Light

                                                                                                                Beastie Boys

                                                                                                                Hot Sauce Committee Part Two - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A1. Make Some Noise
                                                                                                                A2. Nonstop Disco Powerpack
                                                                                                                A3. Ok
                                                                                                                B1. Too Many Rappers (feat Nas - New Reactionaries Version)
                                                                                                                B2. Say It
                                                                                                                B3. The Bill Harper Collection
                                                                                                                B4. Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (feat Santigold)
                                                                                                                C1. Long Burn The Fire
                                                                                                                C2. Funky Donkey
                                                                                                                C3. The Larry Routine
                                                                                                                C4. Tadlock's Glasses
                                                                                                                C5. Lee Majors Come Again
                                                                                                                D1. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
                                                                                                                D2. Here's A Little Something For Ya
                                                                                                                D3. Crazy A** S**T
                                                                                                                D4. The Lisa Lisa/Full Force Routine

                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  2LP / 2CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                  Cups
                                                                                                                  Push Upstairs
                                                                                                                  Jumbo
                                                                                                                  Shudder/King Of Snake
                                                                                                                  Winjer
                                                                                                                  Skym
                                                                                                                  Bruce Lee
                                                                                                                  Kittens
                                                                                                                  Something Like A Mama
                                                                                                                  Moaner

                                                                                                                  Deluxe CD Edition Tracklisting
                                                                                                                  Disc One

                                                                                                                  1. Cups
                                                                                                                  2. Push Upstairs
                                                                                                                  3. Jumbo
                                                                                                                  4. Shudder / King Of Snake
                                                                                                                  5. Winjer
                                                                                                                  6. Skym
                                                                                                                  7. Bruce Lee
                                                                                                                  8. Kittens
                                                                                                                  9. Push Downstairs
                                                                                                                  10. Something Like A Mama
                                                                                                                  11. Moaner

                                                                                                                  Disc Two
                                                                                                                  1. Nifter – 5 A1317 Nov 97
                                                                                                                  2. Bruce Lee – Ricks 1st Dobro Mix
                                                                                                                  3. UW Orange Bed – Sept97
                                                                                                                  4. Skym – A A1317 Nov 97
                                                                                                                  5. Jumbo – Diff Bass 2 A1317 Nov 97
                                                                                                                  6. Push Upstairs – Alt 1 A1336 July 98
                                                                                                                  7. King Of Snake – Garage Mix A1313 Set 97b
                                                                                                                  8. Something Like A Mama – Alt Mix A1340 July 98 A Upstairs)
                                                                                                                  9. Please Help Me
                                                                                                                  10. Yeah Plan – From A1385
                                                                                                                  11. Ramajama

                                                                                                                  Disc Three
                                                                                                                  1. Cups – Salt City Orchestra Remix
                                                                                                                  2. Jumbo – Jedi’s Sugar Hit Mix
                                                                                                                  3. Jumbo – Futureshock Vocal Mix
                                                                                                                  4. Push Upstairs – Darren Price Remix
                                                                                                                  5. King Of Snake – Slam Remix
                                                                                                                  6. King Of Snake – Fatboy Slim Remix
                                                                                                                  7. King Of Snake – Dave Clarke Remix
                                                                                                                  8. Bruce Lee – Micronauts Remix
                                                                                                                  9. Bruce Lee – Buffalo Daughter Remix

                                                                                                                  Disc Four
                                                                                                                  1. Bruce Lee – DJ Hype & DJ Zinc Vocal Mix
                                                                                                                  2. Bruce Lee – DJ Hype & DJ Zinc Instrumental Mix
                                                                                                                  3. Bruce Lee – Futureshock Remix
                                                                                                                  4. King Of Snake – Claudio Coccoluto Remix
                                                                                                                  5. King Of Snake – Martinez Remix
                                                                                                                  6. King Of Snake – Dave Angel Remix
                                                                                                                  7. Jumbo – Rob Rives & Francois Kevorkian Dub
                                                                                                                  8. Push Upstairs – Roger S Narcotic Haze Dub
                                                                                                                  9. Push Upstairs – Adam Beyer Rmx 2

                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Everything You Know Is Wrong - Intro
                                                                                                                  2. Nine Lives
                                                                                                                  3. Set The Grass On Fire
                                                                                                                  4. Whiskey, Wine And Ham
                                                                                                                  5. Money Burns
                                                                                                                  6. String Theory
                                                                                                                  7. Pop Voodoo
                                                                                                                  8. I Wanna Be Like You
                                                                                                                  9. Sugar Money
                                                                                                                  10. Shame
                                                                                                                  11. Losing Sleep
                                                                                                                  12. Young And Dumb

                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                          Andy 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.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Disc: 1
                                                                                                                          1. Did You No Wrong
                                                                                                                          2. No Lip
                                                                                                                          3. Seventeen
                                                                                                                          4. Stepping Stone
                                                                                                                          5. New York
                                                                                                                          6. Whatcha Gonna Do About It
                                                                                                                          7. Submission
                                                                                                                          8. Satellite
                                                                                                                          9. No Feelings
                                                                                                                          10. No Fun
                                                                                                                          11. Substitute
                                                                                                                          12. Pretty Vacant
                                                                                                                          13. Problems

                                                                                                                          Disc: 2
                                                                                                                          1. Anarchy In The UK
                                                                                                                          2. I Wanna Be Me
                                                                                                                          3. Seventeen
                                                                                                                          4. New York
                                                                                                                          5. No Lip
                                                                                                                          6. Stepping Stone
                                                                                                                          7. Satellite
                                                                                                                          8. Submission
                                                                                                                          9. Liar
                                                                                                                          10. No Feelings
                                                                                                                          11. Substitute
                                                                                                                          12. Pretty Vacant
                                                                                                                          13. Problems
                                                                                                                          14. Did You No Wrong
                                                                                                                          15. No Fun

                                                                                                                          Disc: 3
                                                                                                                          1. Anarchy In The UK (incomplete)
                                                                                                                          2. I Wanna Be Me
                                                                                                                          3. Seventeen
                                                                                                                          4. New York
                                                                                                                          5. No Lip
                                                                                                                          6. Stepping Stone
                                                                                                                          7. Satellite
                                                                                                                          8. Submission
                                                                                                                          9. Liar
                                                                                                                          10. No Feelings (incomplete)
                                                                                                                          11. Substitute
                                                                                                                          12. No Fun
                                                                                                                          13. Pretty Vacant
                                                                                                                          14. Problems
                                                                                                                          15. Anarchy In The UK (encore)
                                                                                                                          16. Did You Know Wrong

                                                                                                                          Disc: 4
                                                                                                                          1. Anarchy In The UK
                                                                                                                          2. I Wanna Be Me
                                                                                                                          3. Seventeen
                                                                                                                          4. New York
                                                                                                                          5. No Lip
                                                                                                                          6. Stepping Stone
                                                                                                                          7. Satellite
                                                                                                                          8. Submission
                                                                                                                          9. Liar
                                                                                                                          10. Substitute
                                                                                                                          11. No Feelings
                                                                                                                          12. No Fun
                                                                                                                          13. Pretty Vacant
                                                                                                                          14. Problems

                                                                                                                          The Cure

                                                                                                                          Seventeen Seconds

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

                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                            Eminem

                                                                                                                            The Marshall Mathers LP

                                                                                                                              "Eminem's masterful second record, 'The Marshall Mathers LP' is all about blurring the distinction between reality and fiction, humor and horror, satire and documentary, so it makes perfect sense that the LP is no more or no less "real" than 'The Slim Shady' LP. It is, however, a fairly brilliant expansion of his debut, turning his spare, menacing hip-hop into a hyper-surreal, wittily disturbing thrill ride. It's both funnier and darker than his debut, and Eminem's writing is so sharp and clever that the jokes cut as deeply as the explorations of his ruptured psyche. The production is nearly as evocative as the raps, with liquid basslines, stuttering rhythms, slight sound effects, and spacious soundscapes. There may not be overpowering hooks on every track, but the album works as a whole, always drawing the listener in." All Music

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Public Service Announcement 2000
                                                                                                                              2. Kill You
                                                                                                                              3. Stan
                                                                                                                              4. Paul (Skit)
                                                                                                                              5. Who Knew
                                                                                                                              6. Steve Berman
                                                                                                                              7. The Way I Am
                                                                                                                              8. The Real Slim Shady
                                                                                                                              9. Remember Me? - RBX
                                                                                                                              10. I'm Back
                                                                                                                              11. Marshall Mathers
                                                                                                                              12. Ken Kaniff (Skit)
                                                                                                                              13. Drug Ballad
                                                                                                                              14. Amityville - Bizarre
                                                                                                                              15. B***** Please II - Nate Dogg
                                                                                                                              16. Kim
                                                                                                                              17. Under The Influence - D-12
                                                                                                                              18. Criminal

                                                                                                                              Sonic Youth

                                                                                                                              Rather Ripped - Back To Black Edition

                                                                                                                                "Rather Ripped", was recorded through the waning hours of 2005 into the dawn sunshine of 2006 at the venerable Sear Sound Studios in NYC's fading theater district. Mixed at Sear Sound and at Hoboken, NJ's Water Music by the golden ear of John Agnello, the album exhibits SY in positive vibration mode. "Rather Ripped" features twelve songs of forward motion and harmonic / melodic surprise with vocals shared by the frontline of Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo with Steve Shelley gluing the rhythms to the floorboards. The band bursts out of the barn with "Incinerate", contemplates holy war mind games on "Do You Believe In Rapture?" and keeps cruising strong through track after track of risk-laden rock, finally floating away with the curious "Or". This is a straight-up Sonic Youth field on fire, with a compact potency of rock'n'roll enlightenment. Rather ripped, indeed.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Reena
                                                                                                                                2. Incinerate
                                                                                                                                3. Do You Believe In Rapture?
                                                                                                                                4. Sleepin' Around
                                                                                                                                5. What A Waste
                                                                                                                                6. Jams Runs Free
                                                                                                                                7. Rats
                                                                                                                                8. Turquoise Boy
                                                                                                                                9. Lights Out
                                                                                                                                10. The Neutral
                                                                                                                                11. Pink Steam
                                                                                                                                12. Or

                                                                                                                                Eminem

                                                                                                                                The Slim Shady LP

                                                                                                                                  'The Slim Shady LP' is the second studio album and first commercial release from the American rapper Eminem. It was released on February 23, 1999, under Interscope Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. Recorded in Ferndale, Michigan following Eminem's recruitment by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the album features production from Dr. Dre, the Bass Brothers, and Eminem himself. The majority of the record's lyrical content is written from the perspective of the rapper's alter ego Slim Shady, whom the rapper created on 'Slim Shady EP' (1997).

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1 Public Service Announcement
                                                                                                                                  2 My Name Is 
                                                                                                                                  3 Guilty Conscience [feat. Dr. Dre] 
                                                                                                                                  4 Brain Damage 
                                                                                                                                  5 Paul (Skit)
                                                                                                                                  6 If I Had
                                                                                                                                  7 '97 Bonnie & Clyde
                                                                                                                                  8 Bitch (Skit)
                                                                                                                                  9 Role Model 
                                                                                                                                  10 Lounge (Skit)
                                                                                                                                  11 My Fault 
                                                                                                                                  12 Ken Kaniff (Skit) 
                                                                                                                                  13 Cum On Everybody 
                                                                                                                                  14 Rock Bottom 
                                                                                                                                  15 Just Don't Give A Fuck 
                                                                                                                                  16 Soap (Skit)
                                                                                                                                  17 As The World Turns 
                                                                                                                                  18 I'm Shady
                                                                                                                                  19 Bad Meets Evil [feat. Royce Da 5'9'']
                                                                                                                                  20 Still Don't Give A Fuck

                                                                                                                                  John Lennon

                                                                                                                                  Imagine

                                                                                                                                     Remastered from the original analogue masters in 2010, by Yoko Ono and a team of engineers led by Allan Rouse at Abbey Road Studios in London and by George Marino at Avatar Studios in New York. This LP has been newly cut to vinyl from those 96k digital files. Comes as an authentic reproduction of its UK original, in its sound and visual presentation.

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Andy says: Superb second solo album, produced by Phil Spector.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Imagine
                                                                                                                                    2. Crippled Inside
                                                                                                                                    3. Jealous Guy - John Lennon, The Plastic Ono Band, The Flux Fiddlers
                                                                                                                                    4. It's So Hard
                                                                                                                                    5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama
                                                                                                                                    6. Gimme Some Truth
                                                                                                                                    7. Oh My Love
                                                                                                                                    8. How Do You Sleep?
                                                                                                                                    9. How?
                                                                                                                                    10. Oh Yoko!

                                                                                                                                    Lynyrd Skynyrd

                                                                                                                                    Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd

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

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

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                      Roxy Music

                                                                                                                                      Ladytron

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


                                                                                                                                        Wings

                                                                                                                                        Letting Go / You Gave Me The Answer

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

                                                                                                                                          Shirley Collins / Davy Graham

                                                                                                                                          Folk Roots, New Roots

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

                                                                                                                                            The Who

                                                                                                                                            Be Lucky

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

                                                                                                                                              Nirvana

                                                                                                                                              In Utero - Back To Black Edition

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                The Beatles

                                                                                                                                                1962-1966

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

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                  Public Image Limited

                                                                                                                                                  Death Disco / Warrior

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

                                                                                                                                                    Diana Dors

                                                                                                                                                    So Little Time

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                                                                                                                                                      "50 years ago, Britain’s pre-eminent blonde bombshell cut one single for Fontana that has become highly sought after by 60s beat and mod collectors and more recently by acolytes of Morrissey. Many of the latter first came across So Little Time on Morrissey’s Under The Influence compilation (2003) and were genuinely surprised that sex symbol DD had recorded what was almost universally regarded as the highlight of the piece. Both sides were co-written by Les Reed and Barry Mason, the team behind such 60s whoppers as Delilah (Tom Jones) and The Last Waltz (Engelbert Humperdinck)."

                                                                                                                                                      Deep Purple

                                                                                                                                                      Black Night / Woman From Tokyo

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                                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                        The Muppet Movie

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                                                                                                                                                          Grace Jones

                                                                                                                                                          Me! I Disconnect

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                                                                                                                                                            Gary Numan Cover.

                                                                                                                                                            The Jam

                                                                                                                                                            Setting Sons

                                                                                                                                                              Originally intended as a concept album, only a few of the finished tracks on their brilliant 1979 LP related to the proposed theme of three close friends growing apart. The ferocious, blunt Thick As Thieves perhaps best captures that painful drift apart. Elsewhere Weller emerges the vitriolic political commentator on the anti war polemic, Little Boy Soldiers and the class war cry of hit single The Eton Rifles.

                                                                                                                                                              The Jam exploded onto the punk scene in 1977. Led by guitarist/singer Paul Weller, a young, sharp suited mod, who was inspired by Otis Redding, Dr Feelgood, The Who and the Sex Pistols in equal measure, with bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler they delivered their ferocious mission statement – In The City. The song hit the Top 40 and fanfared the arrival of a three piece that would over the next five years produce six studio albums and 18 singles including four Number 1s. While their punk contemporaries faded away - The Jam went out with a bang, at the very, very top. Such was the enormity of their split that it even made the TV news. 

                                                                                                                                                              And their influence is still as strong today, 30 years after that thrilling debut. After spawning the mod revival with bands like The Chords and The Purple Hearts, they laid the foundations for Britpop (bands like Blur and Oasis crowned Weller the Modfather) and their music can now be heard in the sounds of Arctic Monkeys, Graham Coxon, Dirty Pretty Things, Babyshambles, The Ordinary Boys and Hard Fi. Even hip hop producer Mark Ronson has just covered Pretty Green (from Sound Affects). 

                                                                                                                                                              Now, to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary, Universal Music present the classic albums in exact replicas of the original vinyl editions. 

                                                                                                                                                              Strictly limited edition – one print run only.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Girl On The Phone
                                                                                                                                                              Thick As Thieves
                                                                                                                                                              Private Hell
                                                                                                                                                              Little Boy Soldiers
                                                                                                                                                              Wasteland
                                                                                                                                                              Burning Sky
                                                                                                                                                              Smithers-Jones
                                                                                                                                                              Saturday's Kids
                                                                                                                                                              The Eton Rifles
                                                                                                                                                              Heatwave

                                                                                                                                                              Supertramp

                                                                                                                                                              Breakfast In America - Back To Black Picture Disc

                                                                                                                                                                The double Grammy winning album “Breakfast In America” was released by Supertramp in March 1979 and featured the hit singles: "The Logical Song" , "Goodbye Stranger" , "Breakfast in America", and "Take the Long Way Home".

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                Gone Hollywood
                                                                                                                                                                The Logical Song
                                                                                                                                                                Goodbye Stranger
                                                                                                                                                                Breakfast In America
                                                                                                                                                                Oh Darling
                                                                                                                                                                Take The Long Way Home
                                                                                                                                                                Lord Is It Mine
                                                                                                                                                                Just Another Nervous Wreck
                                                                                                                                                                Casual Conversations
                                                                                                                                                                Child Of Vision

                                                                                                                                                                Public Image Limited

                                                                                                                                                                Album - Back To Black Picture Disc

                                                                                                                                                                  The Sex Pistols front man John Lydon was joined by several big named musicians including Steve Vai, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tony Williams and Ginger Baker to record Public Image Ltd fifth studio album which was released in February 1986. “Album” or “Cassette” or even “Compact Disc”, the album had many names depending on what format you bought it included the hit single “Rise” also known as “Single”.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Side 1
                                                                                                                                                                  1. F.F.F. - 2011 Remaster
                                                                                                                                                                  2.Rise - 2011 Remaster
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Fishing - 2011 Remaster
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Round - 2011 Remaster

                                                                                                                                                                  Side 2
                                                                                                                                                                  1. Bags - 2011 Remaster
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Home - 2011Remaster
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Ease

                                                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                  Reservoir Dogs OST - 20th Anniversary Edition

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                                                                                                                                                                    Random Coloured + Numbered

                                                                                                                                                                    Frank Zappa

                                                                                                                                                                    Weasels Ripped My Flesh

                                                                                                                                                                      "A fascinating collection of mostly instrumental live and studio material recorded by the original Mothers of Invention, complete with horn section, from 1967-1969, Weasels Ripped My Flesh segues unpredictably between arty experimentation and traditional song structures. Highlights of the former category include the classical avant-garde elements of "Didja Get Any Onya," which blends odd rhythmic accents and time signatures with dissonance and wordless vocal noises; these pop up again in "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask" and "Toads of the Short Forest." The latter and "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue" also show Frank Zappa's willingness to embrace the avant-garde jazz of the period. Yet, interspersed are straightforward tunes like a cover of Little Richard's "Directly From My Heart to You," with great violin from Don "Sugarcane" Harris; the stinging Zappa-sung rocker "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama," and "Oh No," a familiar Broadway-esque Zappa melody (it turned up on Lumpy Gravy) fitted with lyrics and sung by Ray Collins. Thus, Weasels can make for difficult, incoherent listening, especially at first. But there is a certain logic behind the band's accomplished genre-bending and Zappa's gleefully abrupt veering between musical extremes; without pretension, Zappa blurs the normally sharp line between intellectual concept music and the visceral immediacy of rock and R&B. Zappa's anything-goes approach and the distance between his extremes are what make Weasels Ripped My Flesh ultimately invigorating; they also even make the closing title track -- a minute and a half of squalling feedback, followed by applause -- perfectly logical in the album's context." - All Music.

                                                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                      1991: The Year Punk Broke

                                                                                                                                                                        2011 marks the 20th Anniversary of '1991: The Year Punk Broke', a pivotal film centred around the lives and experiences of avant-garde music pioneers Sonic Youth during their 1991 European club and festival tour. The film documents their headline tour as they introduced a new breed of bands who were all on the verge of taking on the world and forever changing the course of music.

                                                                                                                                                                        Featuring Nirvana, The Ramones, Dinosaur Jr., Babes In Toyland and Gumball. It was filmed just prior to the release of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' in 1991 - includes the last footage of Nirvana before the band's meteoric success. Including them performing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit','Polly', 'Negative Creep' and a very rare and unseen performance of 'In Bloom'.

                                                                                                                                                                        Packed with 65 minutes of unseen bonus material.

                                                                                                                                                                        All footage has been fully restored with audio re-synced and re-mastered in uncompressed PCM stereo.

                                                                                                                                                                        Elliott Smith

                                                                                                                                                                        Either/Or

                                                                                                                                                                          Elliott's third solo album from 1997 is looked upon by many as his masterpiece. The stripped down sound and vaguely lo-fi production belies the fact it took a year to record and contains some of his most subtle and introspective songs. To pick out one track above the rest is unfair as the whole album is uniformly fantastic; suffice to say "Between The Bars" is one of his most affecting and popular ballads, ending up on the "Good Will Hunting" soundtrack (in a re-recorded form). The whole album heralded the coming of age of a breathtaking talent and instantly became a downbeat indie classic.

                                                                                                                                                                          Acclaimed 1975 album that represents a major turning point in Eno's career, entering the studio with nothing prepared and using 'Oblique Strategies' instructional cards for inspiration. It was here that Eno first began to experiment with abstract soundscapes, to employ a greater spatial element and the ethereal synthesizer effects that presaged an entire movement of ambient music. While most of the tracks are instrumental, the numbers that feature Eno's peculiar, affectless voice and free-associative lyrics seem to blend into the fabric of the album. Superior guest musicians include John Cale, Robert Fripp and Phil Collins. From the brain-bending riff of "Sky-Saw", through the elemental creeping of "Sombre Reptiles", from Robert Fripp's looping solos in "St. Elmo's Fire" to the dark swirl of "Spirits Drifting", "Another Green World" creates a superb series of sonic atmospheres that are rhythmic, expansive, strange and beautiful.


                                                                                                                                                                          "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)", Brian Eno's sophomore solo outing, is a grab bag of freaky, science-fiction-dipped confections. Filled with a battery of innovative, unsettling effects, the album is darker and more complex than "Here Come The Warm Jets". The artist shows an increasing willingness to experiment with texture, as on "The Great Pretender," whose whirling, oozing keyboard line and synthesized vocals approximate delirium tremens or a hatching hive of maggots, or on "Put A Straw Under Baby," which features the Portsmouth Sinfonia, whose members have no knowledge of their instruments.

                                                                                                                                                                          Yet Eno's grasp of melody and songcraft is everywhere: on the bouncing, absurdist / philosophical "Burning Airlines (Give You So Much More)," and on straight-out rockers, like the deliciously intense "Third Uncle" (which is propelled by the churning guitar of Roxy Music's Phil Manzenera, and is, arguably, the album's highlight). Concurrent with David Bowie's "Aladdin Sane"-era alien aesthetic, Eno's tunes are even more otherwordly and warped than his glam cohort, making use of the full palette of bizarro synthesizer effects and creepy-cheeky postures. The songs, however, are as inventive and appealing as their treatments, and make for Eno's most solid - and experimental - pop album. "Taking Tiger Mountain" holds up magnificently, even years on in the artist's brilliant career.


                                                                                                                                                                          Awesome 1997 debut album from Philadelphia's neo soul queen Erykah Badu. After several years of mainstream pop R&B the main output from the soul scene, her more organic boho soul-jazz vibes and Billie Holidayesque vocals came as a breath of fresh air. Includes such classic tracks such as "On & On", "Certainly (Flipped It)" and "Next Lifetime". Essential!

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                                                                                                                                                                          A1 Rimshot (Intro) 1:56
                                                                                                                                                                          A2 On & On 3:45
                                                                                                                                                                          A3 Appletree 4:25
                                                                                                                                                                          A4 Sometimes (Mix #9) 0:44
                                                                                                                                                                          A5 Next Lifetime (Radio Edit) 4:44
                                                                                                                                                                          B1 4 Leaf Clover 4:34
                                                                                                                                                                          B2 No Love 5:08
                                                                                                                                                                          B3 Sometimes 4:10
                                                                                                                                                                          B4 Certainly (Flipped It) 5:26
                                                                                                                                                                          C1. 4 Leaf Clover
                                                                                                                                                                          C2. No Love
                                                                                                                                                                          C3. Drama
                                                                                                                                                                          D1. Sometimes
                                                                                                                                                                          D2. Certainly (Flipped It)
                                                                                                                                                                          D3. Rimshot (Outro)


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