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Roxy Music

Stranded

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

    FORMAT INFORMATION

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

    Elbow

    Cast Of Thousands - Abbey Road Half Speed Remaster

      So everyone's saying Elbow are happier now? Don't worry this is still heavy and atmospheric, but it's somehow more liberating, less cloying, than their debut album. Sure, there's the creepily sinister "I've Got Your Number" and they still have a proggy bent, like Radiohead but with ace songs. But there's jazzy vibes, lovely electronica and in "Switching Off" they have another mega slowie. There's mad percussion, gospel choirs, beautiful poetry: all so introspective yet somehow anthemic. Sadness that makes you feel 10 foot tall? Now that's wonderful. And weird! Best of all is "Grace Under Pressure", so awe inspiring it sounds like a hymn. It ends with the crowd at Glastonbury chanting 'we still believe in love so fuck you!'. It's the best thing they've ever done. And the album's at least matched its incredible predecessor. Perhaps even surpassed. There's plenty of unravelling and bewitching to be getting on with here.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      3xLtd LP Info: 180g vinyl, with replica first-pressing packaging and stunning half-speed remastering, undertaken at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.

      Fionn Regan

      The Bunkhouse Vol. 1: Anchor Black Tattoo

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

        Placebo

        Without You I'm Nothing - Yellow Vinyl Edition

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

          Brian Eno

          Music For Installations

            Musician, producer, visual artist, thinker and activist Brian Eno first came to international prominence in the early '70s as a founding member of Roxy Music, and immediately followed with a series of critically-praised and influential solo albums. His visionary production includes albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Devo, Laurie Anderson and Coldplay, whilst his long list of collaborations includes recordings with John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones and James Blake. Less widely discussed although equally notable and arguably even more prolific are his visual experiments with light and video. These are the fertile ground from which so much of his other work has grown, they cover an even longer span of time than his recordings, and have in recent decades paralleled his musical output. These highly-acclaimed works have been exhibited all over the globe - from the Venice Biennale and the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg to Beijing’s Ritan Park and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. ‘Music For Installations’ is a collection of new, rare and previously unreleased tracks, all of which will be available on vinyl for the first time. All of the material was recorded by Eno for use in his installations covering the period from 1986 until the present (and beyond). Over this time he has emerged as the leading exponent of generative music worldwide and is recognised as one of the foremost audio-visual installation artists of his time. Designed by Brian and long-time collaborator Nick Robertson, this beautifully bound package comes with a 64-page booklet featuring rare and unseen exhibition photographs and a new essay written by Eno. 

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            FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

            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.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

              Julian Cope

              Jehovahkill - Vinyl Reissue

                Jehovahkill is the eighth album by Julian Cope, released in 1992. Its original version was titled Julian H. Cope.

                The album cover depicts the Callanish Stones, a site with a cruciform layout that predates Christ by at least 2,000 years 

                Julian Cope

                My Nation Underground - Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                  Julian Cope

                  Peggy Suicide - Vinyl Reissue

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

                    Julian Cope

                    Saint Julian - Vinyl Reissue

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

                      Metallica

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

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

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

                        The Velvet Underground

                        1969

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

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

                          180 gram vinyl with digital download code.

                          Nico

                          Chelsea Girl

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

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

                            Pressed on 180gram vinyl with digital download code.

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

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                            Isaac Hayes

                            Shaft - 2018 Remastered Edition

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

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                            Isaac Hayes

                            Hot Buttered Soul - 2018 Remastered Edition

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

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                            UMC will celebrate the forthcoming 60th anniversary of Waters’ first album by reissuing "The Best of Muddy Waters" on vinyl in original mono for the first time in 30 years. An assemblage of Waters 78 RPM recording made between 1948 and 1954 for Chess Records, "The Best of Muddy Waters" captured Waters’ growth from acoustic artist to archetypical electrified band leader and charted the exciting evolution of blues. Rolling Stone awarded the timeless greatest hits collection a rare five-star review, hailing the 12 songs as 'one masterpiece after another', and exclaiming, 'Throughout, Waters embodies a persona that simmers with lust, loss and menace. His voice intimates threat, never more so than when he unleashes his gripping repertoire of moans, howls, hollers, hums, groans and growls.' Continuing, 'The tension-wire whine of his slide guitar and the hypnotic drone of Little Walter's harmonica often mimic the cadences of Waters' voice, creating the claustrophobic impression that the singer's pain, desperation and explosive urges are the only emotions that exist. Charms, spells and erotic magic suffuse these songs.'

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            LP Info: 180 gram vinyl with download code.

                            Yeah Yeah Yeahs

                            Fever To Tell - 15th Anniversary Edition

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

                              The Killers

                              Direct Hits - 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                The Killers

                                Sawdust - 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                  The Killers

                                  Day & Age - 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                    Future Sound Of London

                                    Lifeforms

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

                                    180 gram with DL codes.


                                    The Killers

                                    Sam's Town - 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                      The Pharcyde

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

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

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                      The Beatles

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

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

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        Coloured LP Info: Picture disc edition.

                                        LP Info: 180 gram black vinyl edition.

                                        James

                                        Whiplash - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                          James

                                          Millionaires - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                            James

                                            Gold Mother - Vinyl Reissue

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


                                              James

                                              Pleased To Meet You - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                James

                                                Seven - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                  The Beatles

                                                  The Christmas Records

                                                    By 1963 The Beatles had more fans than they could possibly hope to play to in concert and the numbers were growing every year.  To keep in touch with these fans – Beatle People as they became known – a fan club was launched with the first edition coming in 1963.  For Christmas that year, it was decided that The Beatles would record a special Christmas message to these fans and that it would be sent out for free as a flexi single with the Christmas newsletter.

                                                    • From then on right through to Christmas 1969, The Beatles would continue to record a special message every year, sometimes taking a day of studio time during recording sessions and each was sent out as a flexi disc.•This was not a hi-fi listening experience, but to the fans it was an unforgettable moment of fun and insight into the character of their four favourite band members who they felt had never forgotten them no matter how big and globally successful they became. They were never officially released commercially although in 1970 they were compiled onto one disc to be sent to the fan club members in the USA that year.

                                                    •This box brings together all these messages as a collection of INDIVIDUALLY COLOURED  7 x 7” singles, remastered from the best possible source in the archive (often the original master tape) and presented here on a range of individual coloured vinyl.  The 16 page book contains the newsletters from each edition as well as an introductory essay from Beatles historian, Kevin Howlett.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    Box set Info: Limited coloured 7x7" Box Set,

                                                    [Hollywood Executive Meeting 1996]

                                                    Soon to be bewildered production bigwig: "Hello David, we're excited to hear about your latest movie idea, could you tell us more?"

                                                    David Lynch: "It's called 'Lost Highway'. It's a French-American neo-noir-horror mystery about a man who's given the death sentence for murdering his wife but inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic before he can be sent to the chair. It's got a mysterious pale old guy, loads of video tapes and makes little to no sense."

                                                    Bewildered production bigwig: "Sounds Great. Who's doing the soundtrack?"

                                                    The film’s score was composed by Angelo Badalamenti with additional music by Barry Adamson, however Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails was responsible for assembling the soundtrack. David Bowie’s “I’m Deranged”, Rammstein’s “Heirate Mich”, Lou Reed’s “This Magic Moment”, Marilyn Manson’s “Apple Of Sodom” plus more tracks from Trent Reznor, The Smashing Pumpkins all appear on the double album to accompany the Angelo Badalamenti and Barry Adamson theme music. All in all, it's every bit as weird and creepy as you'd imagine, and the perfect audio accompaniment to one of the stranger movies out there. 


                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    2xColoured LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                    INCLUDES INSERT WITH TRACKLISTING AND CREDITS
                                                    GATEFOLD SLEEVE / PVC PROTECTIVE SLEEVE
                                                    FEAT “I’M DERANGED” BY DAVID BOWIE, “HEIRATE MICH” BY RAMMSTEIN, “THE PERFECT DRUG” BY NINE INCH NAILS, “I PUT A SPELL ON YOU” BY MARILYN MANSON A.O.
                                                    SCORE BY ANGELO BADALAMENTI (TWIN PEAKS)
                                                    20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
                                                    2.000 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON BLINDING BLUE VINYL

                                                    Beastie Boys

                                                    Hot Sauce Committee Part Two - Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                                    Beastie Boys

                                                    The In Sound From Way Out - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                    Sex Pistols

                                                    Never Mind The Bollocks - 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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

                                                      Frank Zappa

                                                      Absolutely Free

                                                        This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention’s 1967 album ABSOLUTELY FREE. To celebrate this occasion the Zappa Family Trust will release an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition of ABSOLUTELY FREE on September 29.

                                                        This double 180 gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman & cut directly from the original analog master tapes, plus a laser-etched additional disc including 20 minutes of bonus material from the Vault. The package features Frank Zappa’s original layout & libretto.


                                                        R.E.M

                                                        Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Edition)

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

                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

                                                          LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                          Roni Size / Reprazent

                                                          New Forms - 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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

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


                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                          2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                          Beck

                                                          Mutations

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

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                            Fairport Convention

                                                            Unhalfbricking

                                                              On this fourth album from Fairport Convention they began to move away from the American folk-rock influences of their previous releases and towards a more traditional British folk sound.

                                                              Released in 1969, it features the singles "Si Tu Dois Partir" and "Genesis Hall".

                                                              Limited edition release containing a Download Voucher.

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

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

                                                              Scott Walker

                                                              Scott - Vinyl Reissue

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

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

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

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                                                                Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                Scott Walker

                                                                Scott 4 - Vinyl Reissue

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

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                                                                  Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                  Scott Walker

                                                                  Scott 2 - Vinyl Reissue

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

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                                                                    Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                    Scott Walker

                                                                    Scott 3 - Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                      The Rolling Stones

                                                                      Beggars Banquet - Reissue

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

                                                                        No download code.

                                                                        Universal Music continue their journey through the discography of soul legend Stevie Wonder with a remastered reissue of "Original Musiquarium I" on 180gm double LP. This classic 1982 compilation brought together 12 of Stevie's biggest hits (including "Superstition", "Master Blaster (Jammin')", "Higher Ground", "Isn't She Lovely", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", "I Wish", "Sir Duke", "Living for the City" and more) alongside the new – at the time – tracks "Ribbon in the Sky", "Front Line", "That Girl" as well as the full version of “Do I Do” (clocking in a funk workout of over 10 minutes long!). If the flawless string of classic Stevie hits wasn't enough, then that ten minute version of "Do I Do", featuring a trumpet solo from Dizzy Gillespie, should have you snapping a copy up sharpish. Ace!

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        The Stax Vinyl 7s Box

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

                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                          7" Box Set includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                          The Verve

                                                                          Urban Hymns (20th Anniversary Edition)

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

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

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

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

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

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                                                                            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.

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

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                                                                              ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

                                                                              Source Tags & Codes

                                                                                Source Tags & Codes is the third album (and first for Interscope) from the American Rock band, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. It is often cited as the band’s finest work, yielding a sound texture that teeters on implosion and seeing the band yank the melody back at the last second.

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                                                                                2xLtd LP Info: Pressed on 2LP’s, featuring 3 bonus tracks, and an etching on side 4. 2 x 180g black LP with Download voucher.

                                                                                Interpol

                                                                                Our Love To Admire - Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Our Love To Admire, Capitol/UMe will release three special expanded-edition reissues of this beloved classic: a double LP (180g black vinyl), a limited double LP (180g black vinyl) with bonus DVD, and a CD + DVD set on August 18, 2017.

                                                                                The LP and CD will debut a sparkling new edition of the original album, remastered for this release by Gavin Lurssen with all of its original packaging intact. The bonus DVD captures the band's 12-song performance at the London Astoria on July 2, 2007. The DVD includes live versions of several songs from Our Love To Admire, along with such earlier Interpol favourites as "Narc," "Obstacle 1," "Public Pervert," "Evil" and NYC.”

                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                2xDeluxe LP Info: Remastered double LP + Live London Astoria DVD.

                                                                                John Williams, London Symphony Orchestra

                                                                                Raiders Of The Lost Ark

                                                                                  Concord & USM are excited to announce the multi-format vinyl reissue of one of the greatest soundtracks in cinematic history, the score to Raiders of the Lost Ark, coming on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl August 11th 2017.

                                                                                  Composed by John Williams, the score for Raiders of the Lost Ark was the only score in the series performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, the same orchestra that performed the scores for the Star Wars saga. The score is most notable for its inclusion of the iconic and now ubiquitous "Raiders March,” which came to symbolize Indiana Jones and was later used in the scores for all subsequent films.

                                                                                  Housed in a two-pocket gatefold jacket, this updated two-LP vinyl edition of the Grammy-nominated Raiders of the Lost Ark soundtrack faithfully mirrors the 2008 expanded edition and includes original stills and artwork from the film. Pressed on 2 x 180-gram Black Vinyl LPs.

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Guardians Of The Galaxy - Awesome Mix Vol. 2

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

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

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Guardians Of The Galaxy - Vol. 2

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

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

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

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

                                                                                      Brian Eno

                                                                                      Another Green World - Half-Speed Master Edition

                                                                                        Ambient/electronic pioneer Brian Eno returns with deluxe half-speed remastered reissues of Here Come The Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World & Before And After Science.

                                                                                        Each album has been lovingly mastered in the highest resolution from the best known sources, cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, unearthing revelatory detail for the first time.

                                                                                        The original albums are split over two 180-gram LPs which play at 45rpm housed within expanded gatefold sleeve packaging also including Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

                                                                                        Brian Eno

                                                                                        Before And After Science - Half-Speed Master Edition

                                                                                          Ambient/electronic pioneer Brian Eno returns with deluxe half-speed remastered reissues of Here Come The Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World & Before And After Science.

                                                                                          Each album has been lovingly mastered in the highest resolution from the best known sources, cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, unearthing revelatory detail for the first time.

                                                                                          The original albums are split over two 180-gram LPs which play at 45rpm housed within expanded gatefold sleeve packaging also including Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

                                                                                          Brian Eno

                                                                                          Here Come The Warm Jets - Half-Speed Master Edition

                                                                                            Ambient/electronic pioneer Brian Eno returns with deluxe half-speed remastered reissues of Here Come The Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World & Before And After Science.

                                                                                            Each album has been lovingly mastered in the highest resolution from the best known sources, cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, unearthing revelatory detail for the first time.

                                                                                            The original albums are split over two 180-gram LPs which play at 45rpm housed within expanded gatefold sleeve packaging also including Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

                                                                                            Brian Eno

                                                                                            Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) - Half-Speed Master Edition

                                                                                              Ambient/electronic pioneer Brian Eno returns with deluxe half-speed remastered reissues of Here Come The Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World & Before And After Science.

                                                                                              Each album has been lovingly mastered in the highest resolution from the best known sources, cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, unearthing revelatory detail for the first time.

                                                                                              The original albums are split over two 180-gram LPs which play at 45rpm housed within expanded gatefold sleeve packaging also including Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

                                                                                              Roxy Music

                                                                                              For Your Pleasure

                                                                                                Originally released in 1973, this is the second album from Roxy Music.

                                                                                                "On Roxy Music's debut, the tensions between Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry propelled their music to great, unexpected heights, and for most of the group's second album, For Your Pleasure, the band equals, if not surpasses, those expectations. However, there are a handful of moments where those tensions become unbearable, as when Eno wants to move toward texture and Ferry wants to stay in more conventional rock territory; the nine-minute "The Bogus Man" captures such creative tensions perfectly, and it's easy to see why Eno left the group after the album was completed. Still, those differences result in yet another extraordinary record from Roxy Music, one that demonstrates even more clearly than the debut how avant-garde ideas can flourish in a pop setting. This is especially evident in the driving singles "Do the Strand" and "Editions of You," which pulsate with raw energy and jarring melodic structures. Roxy also illuminate the slower numbers, such as the eerie "In Every Dream Home a Heartache," with atonal, shimmering synthesizers, textures that were unexpected and innovative at the time of its release. Similarly, all of For Your Pleasure walks the tightrope between the experimental and the accessible, creating a new vocabulary for rock bands, and one that was exploited heavily in the ensuing decade." - All Music.

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

                                                                                                Big Star

                                                                                                The Best Of Big Star

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

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                                                                                                2xLtd LP Info: 2LP gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                The Cure

                                                                                                Greatest Hits

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



                                                                                                  The Cure

                                                                                                  Acoustic Hits

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

                                                                                                    Suzanne Vega

                                                                                                    Solitude Standing

                                                                                                      Solitude Standing is the critically acclaimed sophomore album from Suzanne Vega. Released in 1987, it was a story of songs in which some of them had been written as far back as 1978. Singles like 'Tom’s Diner' and 'Luka' were major hits for the artist and her development as a singer shone through. The album reached #11 on the US Billboard Top 200, with 'Luka' reaching #3 on the Hot 100.

                                                                                                      Iggy Pop

                                                                                                      The Idiot - Back To Black Edition

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

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                                                                                                        Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.

                                                                                                        Iggy Pop

                                                                                                        TV Eye: 1977 - Back To Black Edition

                                                                                                          TV Eye Live 1977 is a live album by Iggy Pop originally released in 1978. The album features recordings from multiple concerts as well as featuring David Bowie on keyboards and backing vocals on some tracks.
                                                                                                          • Cut from analog tapes
                                                                                                          • Mastered by Robert Vosges at Capitol Mastering.

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                                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.

                                                                                                          Iggy Pop

                                                                                                          Lust For Life - Back To Black Edition

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

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                                                                                                            Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.

                                                                                                            The Beatles

                                                                                                            Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Super Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition

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                                                                                                              ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Presented with New Mixes in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio; Expanded with Previously Unreleased Session Recordings, Video Features & Special Packaging

                                                                                                              Previously Unreleased 1992 Documentary Film, ‘The Making of Sgt. Pepper,’ Restored for Anniversary Edition’s Super Deluxe Boxed Set


                                                                                                              London – April 5, 2017 – It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition packages on May 26 (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/USM). The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including no fewer than 34 previously unreleased recordings.

                                                                                                              “It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art,” says Paul McCartney in his newly-penned introduction for the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition.

                                                                                                              “‘Sgt. Pepper’ seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it,” Ringo Starr recalls in the Anniversary Edition’s book.


                                                                                                              This is the first time Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings, and it is the first Beatles album to be remixed and expanded since the 2003 release of Let It Be… Naked. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes for ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. All of the Anniversary Edition releases include Martin’s new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.

                                                                                                              The comprehensive six-disc boxed set features:
                                                                                                              CD 1: New stereo album mix 
                                                                                                              CDs 2 & 3: 
                                                                                                              - 33 additional recordings from the studio sessions, most previously unreleased and mixed for the first time from the four-track session tapes, sequenced in chronological order of their recording dates
                                                                                                              - A new stereo mix of “Penny Lane” and the 2015 stereo mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever” 
                                                                                                              CD 4: 
                                                                                                              - Direct transfers of the album’s original mono mix and the “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” singles
                                                                                                              - Capitol Records’ U.S. promotional mono single mix of “Penny Lane” 
                                                                                                              - Previously unreleased early mono mixes of “She’s Leaving Home,” “A Day In The Life,” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (a mix thought to have been erased from a tape in 1967, but discovered during archive research for the anniversary edition)
                                                                                                              Discs 5 & 6 (Blu-ray and DVD):
                                                                                                              - New 5.1 surround audio mixes of the album and “Penny Lane” by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, plus their 2015 5.1 surround mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever” 
                                                                                                              - High resolution audio versions of the new stereo mixes of the album and “Penny Lane” and of the 2015 stereo mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever” 
                                                                                                              - Video features: 4K restored original promotional films for “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” and “A Day In The Life;” plus The Making of Sgt. Pepper, a restored, previously unreleased documentary film (broadcast in 1992), featuring insightful interviews with McCartney, Harrison, and Starr, and in-studio footage introduced by George Martin. 


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                                                                                                              London – April 5, 2017 – It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles release a suite of lavishly presented ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition packages. The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including no fewer than 34 previously unreleased recordings.

                                                                                                              “It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art,” says Paul McCartney in his newly-penned introduction for the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition.

                                                                                                              “‘Sgt. Pepper’ seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it,” Ringo Starr recalls in the Anniversary Edition’s book.

                                                                                                              This is the first time Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings, and it is the first Beatles album to be remixed and expanded since the 2003 release of Let It Be… Naked. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes for ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. All of the Anniversary Edition releases include Martin’s new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.


                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Andy says: The album that changed Pop into Rock and many people still consider to be the greatest of all time. What's interesting here is George Martin's son, Giles' new remix, which combines the authenticity of the original mono mix (the Beatles themselves all but ignored stereo) with the magic and separation of the stereo. You really do get the best of both and any scepticism is instantly sidelined. You're left feeling that this really needed doing!

                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              2xDeluxe CD Info: Expanded 2CD and digital package features the new stereo album mix on the first CD and adds a second CD of 18 tracks, including previously unreleased complete takes of the album’s 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album. The second CD also includes a new stereo mix and a previously unreleased instrumental take of “Penny Lane” and the 2015 stereo mix and two previously unreleased complete takes of “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

                                                                                                              CD Info: Standard CD featuring the new ‘Sgt. Pepper’ stereo mix, complete with the original U.K. album’s “Edit for LP End” run-out groove.

                                                                                                              "An Introduction To Elliott Smith" is, as the title suggests, intended as an introduction to one of the greatest songwriters of our era.

                                                                                                              This is the first time that Elliott Smith’s music has been compiled, covering music from all his studio albums.

                                                                                                              Both formats feature an essay from Elliott’s friend and archivist Larry Crane.


                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Andy says: Honesty and beauty, captured on tape. Oh yeah, and top tunes too! One of the TRULY GREATS.

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                                                                                                              Ltd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl with download code.

                                                                                                              It's nearly a year, to the day, since Elliott killed himself and this is the record he was working on. Well he must have nearly finished it because this is one of the best albums I've ever heard. It's stunning. The songs are simply breathtaking. As ever, it's melodically very "White Album" but it differs from his other work in that there's a number of rumbling, heavy, towering rock songs. They're still super-tuneful, but incredibly exciting with their fractured, 'Sister Lovers', teetering out of control dynamic. This whole record has a more organic, live feel than his last two major label albums, and the ballads for which we've loved him are all present and correct: probably his prettiest collection of slowies, which nicely offset the gothic, heavy tumblers. With his tremulous voice, beautiful words, faintly trippy backwards burbling squiggles and finger-picking dexterity, he's created some of the best 'singer/songwriter' music ever. It makes his death even sadder because I think this may well be the best record Elliott's ever made. Album of the year. No contest.

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                                                                                                              2xLtd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl with download code.

                                                                                                              Elliott Smith

                                                                                                              Either/Or - 20th Anniversary Edition

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

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

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Andy says: Perceived by many to be his best album, this features the stunning Between The Bars, Rose Parade and Punch And Judy. One of the truly greats.

                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              2xLtd LP Info: The double LP is packaged in a gatefold jacket that includes an insert of the original liner notes, a postcard of the original master tapes, and several never-before seen photos. Released on 180g vinyl and comes with download codes.

                                                                                                              New York Dolls

                                                                                                              Too Much Too Soon

                                                                                                                Too Much Too Soon is the second studio album by American hard rock band the New York Dolls. The group was dissatisfied with the recording of their 1973 self-titled debut album, leading the band's frontman David Johansen to enlist veteran producer Shadow Morton for Too Much Too Soon. Morton had become disenchanted by the music industry, but felt motivated by the band's energy and agreed to work with them as a challenge. They recorded the album in 1974 at A&R Studios in New York City. 180g with DL codes" 

                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  Ltd LP Info: 180g reissue with download codes. Single LP sleeves with printed inner bags.

                                                                                                                  The Jam

                                                                                                                  Sound Affects

                                                                                                                    Tellingly, when Weller came to record 2010’s Wake Up The Nation, it was Sound Affects that his collaborator and producer Simon Dine held up as a model. “He referenced it right at the start,” says Weller. “That was the sort of sound he imagined we should be going for: hard, metallic, quite stripped-down… jagged.”

                                                                                                                    Sound Affects was originally released in November 1980 at a time when The Jam was considered the biggest band in Britain. The album followed the band’s first number one single – Going Underground and features the group’s second UK number one single, Start! – a track built around almost exact copies of the bass-line and guitar solos from The Beatles’ Taxman (at the time Weller considered the album a cross between Off the Wall and Revolver!).

                                                                                                                    It includes many of the band’s classic songs - That’s Entertainment (written in a caravan in Selsey, after the pub), never released as a single in UK, the German import was a UK hit (subsequently covered by Morrissey), the political Man in the Corner Shop, Pretty Green (now inspiration for Liam Gallagher’s clothing range!), the pure-pop of Boy About Town and Dream Time.

                                                                                                                    It’s regarded by critics and fans (as well as Weller) as their most adventurous and experimental collection of material, drawing musical influences from the ‘post-punk’ groups of the late-70s - Wire, Gang Of Four and Joy Division as well as neopsychedelic touches from The Beatles and The Zombies etc.

                                                                                                                    The distinctive cover art is a pastiche of the artwork used on various BBC sound effects records of the 1970s, incorporating ‘pop-art’ imagery.

                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                    “I still feel it was our best record. There are loads of other things I like, but as an overall body work, I thought it was great. To me, it still sounds fresh.”

                                                                                                                    Paul Weller – August 2010

                                                                                                                    Nirvana

                                                                                                                    Incesticide

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

                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                      2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                      George Harrison

                                                                                                                      All Things Must Pass - Numbered Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                        George Harrisson's debut solo LP was released in November 1970, the year of The Beatles' split. He'd grown up completely (and understandably) in John and Pauls' shadow with odd singing cameos on early albums and then occasional actual songs here and there. But by the time of the White Album and Abbey Road he was contributing the standout tracks (While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Something respectively) and had stockpiled even more. With tensions developing towards the end of  The Beatles' career, it made sense that George should keep these tunes for himself, hence this opulent, mystical, melodic, groovy beast of a triple album!

                                                                                                                        Produced by Phil Spector with his trademark whistles'n'bells wall of sound plus added fog for mystery and magic, the record just oozes class with song after song straight from the heart, and melodies to die for. My Sweet Lord, Wah Wah, Isn't it A Pity and the title track are just some of the beauties you'll find within, but this isn't pop music, this is heavy, heady, deep and lush rock.

                                                                                                                        There are about twenty brilliant tracks across this triple album, but things tail off slightly as  it ends in druggy, funky(ish) jams so typical of the era, but not really resonating over time like the rest of the record has. There's some good stoned moments in these grooves, and they feature the crack, cool as you like musicians that would go on to form Eric Clapton's band, but they feel like a bit of fun, George cutting loose after the intense beauty of the proper songs, and as such less important. I'm sure that was the original intention, so this is a minor quibble. All Things Must Pass is a wonderful, incredible record.


                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Andy says: Basically the best solo album BY A MILE of all of the ex Beatles. Who'd have thought it, hey?!Absolutely beautiful.

                                                                                                                        Paul Weller

                                                                                                                        Paul Weller

                                                                                                                          Repress of Paul Weller’s first solo album, Paul Weller, originally released in 1992 after disbanding The Style Council and leaving label Polydor in 1989. Weller then formed The Paul Weller Movement in 1990, releasing a single, Into Tomorrow, on his own Freedom High record label, in October 1991. Its success - reaching #36 in the UK chart - led to Weller being offered a new record deal with Go! Discs, and the resulting album was released on 1 September 1992, reaching #8 on the UK album chart.

                                                                                                                          •Gatefold LP sleeve. 
                                                                                                                          • 8-page 11.5 x 11.5” stapled colour booklet with photos and lyrics. 

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                                                                                          Dusty Springfield

                                                                                                                          Dusty In Memphis

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

                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                            Ltd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl reissue.

                                                                                                                            LP Info: 180g vinyl pressing, comes in original gatefold sleeve artwork.

                                                                                                                            Paul Weller

                                                                                                                            Wild Wood

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

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

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

                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                                                                                              Public Image Limited

                                                                                                                              Metal Box - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                                Super Deluxe 4CD and 4LP versions of ‘Metal Box’ & ‘Album’; seminal records from the John Lydon led post-punk outfit Public Image Ltd (PiL). The editions include rare and previously unreleased material along with a live disc.

                                                                                                                                ‘Metal Box’ will be issued in a square metal tin (CD & LP) (the 1979 original was issued in a round metal film canister) with an embossed PiL logo. Both super-deluxe editions will include a 72 page booklet together with an exclusive poster, art-prints (LP version) and postcards (CD version).

                                                                                                                                The CD version's feature additional tracks to the vinyl editions due to running time restrictions, however, the vinyl edition will include a download card for all tracks on the CD version's.

                                                                                                                                With all lyrics written by John Lydon ‘Metal Box’ was recorded with original PiL members Keith Levene and Jah Wobble. Original drummer Jim Walker had left, to be replaced by a succession of drummers. ‘Metal Box’ came out less than a year after PiL’s debut ‘Public Image: First Issue’ yet it was nothing like its predecessor. Things had changed, and so had PiL. 

While outside pressures mounted PiL channeled their energies (negative and positive) into a record that would set them apart back in 1979, and indeed today in 2016. Whether it be John’s powerful and passionate vocals; Keith’s wailing guitar and melodic synths; Wobble’s sub-disco reggae basslines; or the crashing rhythm that holds it all together, ‘Metal Box’ has many strengths. The album was originally released as 3 x 45rpm 12” singles, housed in a metal ‘film’ canister. As made by ‘The Metal Box Company’ in London’s East End; hence the name. The deluxe edition includes rare and unreleased mixes from the recording sessions, along with B-sides and BBC sessions, plus a live recording from a now legendary unplanned show at Factory Records Russell Club in Manchester arranged on the day of a Granada TV appearance.

                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                                                                                                                                Frank Zappa

                                                                                                                                Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

                                                                                                                                  "Frank Zappa loved '50s doo wop music. He grew up with it, collected it, and it was the first kind of pop music he wrote (like "Memories of El Monte," recorded by the Penguins in 1962). Cruising With Ruben & the Jets, the Mothers of Invention's fourth LP, is a collection of such music, all Zappa originals (some co-written with MOI singer Ray Collins). To the unexperienced, songs like "Cheap Thrills," "Deseri," and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop" can sound like an average doo wop song. A closer look reveals unusual chord sequences, Stravinsky quotes, and hilariously moronic lyrics -- all that wrapped in four-way harmony vocals and linear piano triplets. A handful of songs from the group's 1966 debut, Freak Out, were rearranged ("How Could I Be Such a Fool" and "Anyway the Wind Blows" give the weirdest results), old material predating the Mothers was recycled ("Fountain of Love"), "Love of My Life," and "You Didn't Try to Call Me" became live staples." - All Music.

                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                  LP Info: Repressed on 180g vinyl.

                                                                                                                                  LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                  Public Image Limited

                                                                                                                                  Album - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                                    Super Deluxe 4CD and 4LP versions of ‘Metal Box’ & ‘Album’; seminal records from the John Lydon led post-punk outfit Public Image Ltd (PiL). The editions include rare and previously unreleased material along with a live disc.

                                                                                                                                    ‘Album’ will be issued in a square card box with de-bossed artwork. Both super-deluxe editions will include a 72 page booklet together with an exclusive poster, art-prints (LP version) and postcards (CD version).

                                                                                                                                    The CD version's feature additional tracks to the vinyl editions due to running time restrictions, however, the vinyl edition will include a download card for all tracks on the CD version's.
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    With its striking minimalist generic style artwork, ‘Album’ arrived in February 1986. Written by John Lydon and produced with Bill Laswell (with music for some tracks co-written with Jebin Bruni and Mark Schulz from the 1984-85 PiL live band) the album was recorded in Autumn 1985 in New York with prolific session players such as Steve Vai, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tony Williams and the legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker. The album only took three weeks to record, followed by a week of mixing. John Lydon later remarked that ‘Album’ was, "almost like a solo album" as he was working on his own with several hired musicians. Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman came into the studio while the album was being recorded and commented that Lydon sang like he played the saxophone. Lydon said it was, "still the best thing anyone's ever said to me." ‘Album’ peaked at No.14 in the UK charts and features perhaps the most famous PiL track 'Rise', which peaked at No.11. As well as rare and unreleased mixes from the album and single’s the deluxe edition includes the original demos recorded pre-Laswell with the 1984-85 PiL live band all of which are previously unheard. Two 12” mixes of John Lydon’s groundbreaking collaboration with hip hop pioneer Afrika Bamabaataa are also included as bonus tracks.

                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                    FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                                                                                                                                    Sandy Denny

                                                                                                                                    I've Always Kept A Unicorn - The Acoustic Sandy Denny

                                                                                                                                      Selected highlights from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2CD set of the same name. Pressed on 180gram vinyl and containing a Download Voucher. Compiled by Andrew Batt with sleevenotes by Mick Houghton.

                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                      2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                      Frank Sinatra

                                                                                                                                      White Christmas / The Christmas Waltz

                                                                                                                                        Here's a seasonal smasher left over from RSD's festive Black Friday. Tastier than turkey and far less fattening, this sumptuous white 7" invites the needle to walk in its winter wonderland as two of Frankie's finest moments snuggle up back to back. You don't need me to review either track, but you do need to buy this and hold your loved ones close. Merry Christmas everyone.

                                                                                                                                        Massive Attack

                                                                                                                                        Blue Lines - 180g Vinyl Reissue

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


                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Patrick says: "Blue Lines" ranks up there with "Moon Safari" in my most listened to records of all time. Fearlessly flitting through hip hop, dub and soul, while sounding entirely unique, "Blue Lines" is a total masterpiece. Every home should have one.

                                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                        Ltd LP Info: 180gram heavyweight vinyl.

                                                                                                                                        Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                        Massive Attack

                                                                                                                                        No Protection - 180g Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: 180gram heavyweight vinyl.

                                                                                                                                          Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                          Massive Attack

                                                                                                                                          Protection - 180g Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            Ltd LP Info: 180gram heavyweight vinyl.

                                                                                                                                            Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                            Black Grape

                                                                                                                                            It's Great When You're Straight - Reissue

                                                                                                                                              Just over 20 years on Black Grape's debut, It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah, is a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humour. Working with a band that is looser and grittier than the Mondays, Shaun Ryder sounds reinvigorated, creating bizarre rhymes that tie together junk culture, drug lingo, literary references, and utter nonsense. Ryder's lyrics have always been freewheelingly impenetrable, but this is now working with Kermit, a rapper that is the equal of his skills. Even better, the music has deep grooves and catchy pop hooks that come straight out of left field.

                                                                                                                                              From the blaring harmonica of the triumphant "Reverend Black Grape" and the trippy sitars of "In the Name of the Father" to the seedy, rolling "Shake Your Money" and the stinging guitars of "Tramazi Parti," It's Great is filled with music that goes in unconventional directions without ever sounding forced. Not only is It's Great When You're Straight a triumphant return for Ryder and his sidekick Bez, it is the first album they have ever recorded that justifies all of the hype.

                                                                                                                                              DJ Shadow

                                                                                                                                              Midnight In A Perfect World

                                                                                                                                                A very limited run of 12" Promo whites.

                                                                                                                                                Midnight In A Perfect World – Hudson Mohawke Remix

                                                                                                                                                DJ Shadow

                                                                                                                                                Stem / Long Stem

                                                                                                                                                  A very limited run of 12" Promo whites.

                                                                                                                                                  “Stem / Long Stem” (Clams Casino Remix)

                                                                                                                                                  Sonic Youth

                                                                                                                                                  Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star - Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                    Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star was originally released on May 3, 1994 and features a more low-key approach and references the band's earlier work on the independent record label SST Records. The album contains quieter and more relaxed songs that deal with personal and political topics.

                                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                    The Jam

                                                                                                                                                    About The Young Idea: The Very Best Of The Jam

                                                                                                                                                      Vinyl version of the anthology, to tie in with the exhibition at Somerset House, includes hits, album tracks and rarities, remastered at Abbey Rd. Featuring Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Strange Town, Going Underground, Town Called Malice, Start! and many others.



                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      Martin says: Perhaps the definitive Jam collection, which benefits, unlike many other compilations, from including standout album tracks; so, alongside such edgy, eloquent brilliance as "Strange Town", "Eton Rifles" and "Going Underground" lie lesser known, but equally indispensable gems such as the caustic, spine tingling genius of "Man In The Corner Shop" and the misty sentimentality of "English Rose".

                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                      3xLP Info: Pressed onto 180g vinyl with download card included.

                                                                                                                                                      DJ Shadow

                                                                                                                                                      Entroducing - 20th Anniversary Endtrospective Edition

                                                                                                                                                      A seminal, incredibly influential hip hop release (also regarded as pretty much the last word in instrumental ‘trip hop’, a term used a lot at the time), Endtroducing is simply one of the defining albums of the 90s. It is famously also the first record ever made entirely from samples of other people's records – with a particularly broad array of sources used, many mined from the catacomb-like basement under the artist’s favourite record store in Sacramento, which has long-since closed its doors. This is the store pictured by photographer B+ on the album cover and in many other shots included in the package.

                                                                                                                                                      Endtroducing is 20 years old and to celebrate this milestone DJ Shadow has re-opened the sessions to personally curate a further bonus album of remixes by a carefully selected roll call of electronic music luminaries, which he has christened Endtroducing Re-Emagined.

                                                                                                                                                      This will be added to the successful 2005 2CD Deluxe Edition, along with expanded notes from a new interview conducted by Eliot Wilder (author of the lauded 33 1/3 book on the album) and some never-before-published photographs by B+ and Phil Knott to create the 20th anniversary release as Deluxe 3CD and 6LP (3 x double LPs) sets. 


                                                                                                                                                      The Traveling Wilburys

                                                                                                                                                      The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1

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

                                                                                                                                                        The Verve

                                                                                                                                                        A Storm In Heaven

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

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

                                                                                                                                                          The album will also be available on vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                          Box set Info: 4-disc (3CD/1DVD) boxed Super Deluxe Edition.


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