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Marvin Gaye

What's Going On - 50th Anniversary Edition

    Motown’s “Prince Of Soul,” Marvin Gaye, was already a hit artist for nearly a decade when, in 1971, he reached new heights with his album What's Going On. An immediate landmark recording, it was the first of Gaye's albums to break the top ten of Billboard’s Top LPs, and quickly became Motown's best-selling record. To this day, What's Going On is hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time, earning the number one spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2020 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.”

    In celebration of this groundbreaking album while also marking the 50th anniversary of the title song’s release as a single, UMe will be issuing collections that honor the depth of Gaye's album.

    First, Motown/UMe has consolidated several What’s Going On-related releases into one new digital collection, What’s Going On: Deluxe Edition/50th Anniversary This includes the original album, plus 12 bonus tracks featuring each of the LP’s original mono single versions and their B-sides, two of which are different takes – “God Is Love” and “Sad Tomorrows,” an earlier version of “Flying High (in the Friendly Sky)” – while the pre-album single version of “What’s Going On” has no “party” intro and a false fade. Also included is the title song’s earliest mix, initially made as a reference for Motown’s in-house quality control department before horns and strings were added; a dramatic instrumental mix; a “Coffeehouse Mix” by Grammy-winning engineer Russ Elevado that emphasizes the track’s previously buried acoustic guitar, originally available on a Record Store Day exclusive 10” EP for the album’s 45th anniversary in 2016. Also included from that same 2016 release is a “What’s Going On” duet with Motown artist B.J. the Chicago Kid. Other tracks are an early working version of “Symphony,” written by Marvin with Smokey Robinson, in which Marvin sings over and over, “what’s going on?” while the song of the same name sat unreleased; and the instrumental “I Love the Ground You Walk On,” recorded during the same waiting period.

    Fifty years later, the influence and meaning behind this legendary record continues to ring true. The single “What’s Going On” originated as a response to police brutality at a protest in Berkeley, CA and coincided with personal tragedy in Gaye's life as well as Gaye’s brother's time fighting in Vietnam. The compounding experiences sparked the poignant plea that became the full-length LP What's Going On. Calling out to a broken country, Gaye searched for reason and hope in a world that felt desperate and senseless; a sentiment that many share now more than ever.

    Marvin Gaye continues to hold his place as one of the greatest singers, composers and producers of all time, and in this half a century What's Going On has proven itself to be one of the world's most unforgettable records. 


    TRACK LISTING

    LP 1:
    SIDE 1
    What’s Going On 3:53
    What’s Happening Brother 2:44
    Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky) 3:50
    Save The Children 4:03
    God Is Love 1:42
    Mercy Mercy Me 3:13
    SIDE 2
    Right On 7:32
    Wholy Holy 3:08
    Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5:27

    LP 2:
    SIDE 3
    What’s Going On Stripped Version * 3:57
    What’s Going On 3:54 Mix 1/no Strings Or Horns
    What’s Going On Rhythm & Strings Instrumental Mix 3:50
    Symphony Demo Version 2:49
    SIDE 4 – Original Mono Single Mixes
    What’s Going On 3:54
    God Is Love 2:51
    Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 2:30
    Sad Tomorrows 2:22
    Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 2:58
    Wholy Holy 3:09

    Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra

      Bob Marley With The Chineke! Orchestra reimagines some of Bob Marley's greatest songs with contemporary classical orchestration from the globally esteemed Chineke! Orchestra. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios and produced by Nick Patrick (If I Can Dream, Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, True Love Ways, Buddy Holly and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), reimagined tracks include Satisfy My Soul, Exodus, Is This Love, Redemption Song, Get Up, Stand Up, and One Love/People Get Ready, scheduled for release as a lead track on 25th March.

      The genesis of the idea for Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra came via the acclaimed cellist and 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku Kenneh-Mason OBE. Although now a full-time solo artist and no longer an active Chineke! member, it was Kenneh-Mason's pioneering and original arrangements of Marley's No Woman, No Cry and Redemption Song that initially captured the attention and appreciation of Tuff Gong and the Bob Marley estate. So the Chineke! musical journey, via Abbey Road Studios, had begun.

      Chineke! founder Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE explains, "As a purely trained classical musician, the idea of being involved in a musical collaboration with the legendary Bob Marley was truly mind-blowing. I ardently believe that all genres of music should be open to absolutely everyone, so it was wonderful for Chineke! to be able to bring new orchestrations to these iconic tracks."


      TRACK LISTING

      1. Exodus
      2. Stir It Up
      3. One Love/People Get Ready
      4. Get Up, Stand Up
      5. Is This Love
      6. Redemption Song
      7. Top Rankin'
      8. Satisfy My Soul
      9. I Shot The Sheriff
      10. Turn Your Lights Down Low

      Amy Winehouse

      Live At Glastonbury

        In celebration of the return of Glastonbury Festival in 2022 and the 15th anniversary of the performance, we are pleased to announce the release of Amy Winehouse’s 2007 Pyramid Stage set for the first time.

        This performance on the Pyramid Stage was the first of two on the 22nd June 2007, Amy later went on to perform on the Jazz World Stage too.

        The artwork includes a foreword by Emily Eavis.

        TRACK LISTING

        Side A
        Addicted
        Just Friends
        Tears Dry On Their Own
        He Can Only Hold Her
        Side B
        Cherry
        Back To Black
        Wake Up Alone
        Love Is A Losing Game
        Side C
        Fuck Me Pumps
        Cupid
        Hey Little Rich Girl
        Monkey Man
        Side D
        You Know I'm No Good
        Rehab
        Me & Mr Jones
        Valerie

        The Cranberries

        Stars (The Best Of 1992-2002)

          Following on from the reissues of ‘Everybody Else is Doing it… ‘ and ‘No Need to Argue’ – and 30 years after their debut release – UMC are proud to issue the band’s greatest-hits collection ‘Stars: The Best of 1992–2002’ on vinyl.

          The Cranberries rose to international fame in the 1990s with global smashes such as ‘Zombie’, ‘Dreams’ and ‘Linger’ – collected here alongside tracks from their five albums for Island – plus two tracks unavailable on other albums, ‘New New York’ and ‘Stars’

          TRACK LISTING

          Side A
          Dreams
          Linger
          Zombie
          Ode To My Family
          I Can't Be With You
          Side B
          Ridiculous Thoughts
          Salvation
          Free To Decide
          When You're Gone
          Hollywood
          Side C
          Promises
          Animal Instinct
          Just My Imagination
          You & Me
          Analyse
          Side D
          Time Is Ticking Out
          This Is The Day
          Daffodil Lament
          New New York
          Stars

          PJ Harvey

          The Hope Six Demolition Project - Demos

            Collection of ten unreleased demos written for the ninth PJ Harvey studio album The Hope Six Demolition Project, including demos of ‘The Wheel’ and ‘The Community Of Hope’. Features brand new artwork with cover art based on a drawing by Polly Jean Harvey, plus previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz and Seamus Murphy. Artwork is overseen by Michelle Henning with Rob Crane. Mastering by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, under the guidance of long time PJ Harvey producer John Parish.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side A
            The Community Of Hope
            The Ministry Of Defence
            A Line In The Sand
            Chain Of Keys
            River Anacostia
            Side B
            The Orange Monkey
            Medicinals
            The Ministry Of Social Affairs
            The Wheel
            Dollar, Dollar

            PJ Harvey

            The Hope Six Demolition Project - 2022 Reissue

              Repress on vinyl of the ninth PJ Harvey studio album The Hope Six Demolition Project. Originally released in 2016, it features the singles ‘The Wheel’, and ‘The Community Of Hope’.

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A
              The Community Of Hope
              The Ministry Of Defence
              A Line In The Sand
              Chain Of Keys
              River Anacostia
              Side B
              Near The Memorials To Vietnam And Lincoln
              The Orange Monkey
              Medicinals
              The Ministry Of Social Affairs
              The Wheel
              Dollar, Dollar

              PJ Harvey

              Let England Shake - 2022 Reissue

                Reissue on vinyl of the eighth PJ Harvey studio album Let England Shake. The album was produced by PJ Harvey, Flood and John Parish and originally released in February 2011. Let England Shake features the singles ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’ and ‘The Glorious Land’ and was the second album in the catalogue to win the UK’s Mercury Music Prize. Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of original co-producer John Parish.

                PJ Harvey

                Let England Shake - Demos

                  Collection of unreleased demos of tracks written for the eighth PJ Harvey studio album Let England Shake, including demos of ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’, ‘The Glorious Land’ and ‘The Last Living Rose’. Features brand new artwork – the cover is a drawing by Polly, and the package also includes previously unseen photos by Seamus Murphy. Mastering by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer John Parish.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1LP
                  Side 1
                  Let England Shake - Demo
                  The Last Living Rose - Demo
                  The Glorious Land - Demo
                  The Words That Maketh Murder - Demo
                  All And Everyone - Demo
                  On Battleship Hill – Demo
                  Side 2
                  England - Demo
                  In The Dark Places - Demo
                  Bitter Branches - Demo
                  Hanging In The Wire - Demo
                  Written On The Forehead - Demo
                  The Colour Of The Earth - Demo

                  1CD
                  Let England Shake - Demo
                  The Last Living Rose - Demo
                  The Glorious Land - Demo
                  The Words That Maketh Murder - Demo
                  All And Everyone - Demo
                  On Battleship Hill – Demo
                  England - Demo
                  In The Dark Places - Demo
                  Bitter Branches - Demo
                  Hanging In The Wire - Demo
                  Written On The Forehead - Demo
                  The Colour Of The Earth - Demo

                  All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

                  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.

                  To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album UMC are proud to present this Abbey Road Half Speed Mastered edition. ‘Half-Speed Mastering’ is an elaborate process whereby the source is played back at half its’ normal speed and the turntable on the disc cutting lathe is running at 16 2/3 R.P.M. Because both the source and the cut were running at half their “normal” speeds everything plays back at the right speed when the record is played at home.


                  TRACK LISTING

                  2LP
                  Side A
                  Best Foot Forward
                  Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
                  The Number Song
                  Changeling / Transmission

                  Side B
                  What Does Your Soul Look Like (Pt. 4)
                  Untitled
                  Stem / Long Stem / Transmission 2

                  Side C
                  Mutual Slump
                  Organ Donor
                  Why Hip-Hop Sucks In '96
                  Midnight In A Perfect World

                  Side D
                  Napalm Brain / Scatter Brain
                  What Does Your Soul Look Like Pt. 1 / Blue Sky Revisit / Transmission 3

                  PJ Harvey & John Parish

                  A Woman A Man Walked By - Reissue

                    Reissue on vinyl of the second collaboration album between PJ Harvey and John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By.

                    Produced by Parish and Harvey, and originally released in March 2009, A Woman A Man Walked By features the single ‘Black Hearted Love’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording with vinyl cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, overseen by John Parish.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A
                    Black Hearted Love
                    Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen
                    Leaving California
                    The Chair
                    April

                    Side B
                    A Woman A Man Walked By / The Crow Knows Where All The Little Children Go
                    The Soldier
                    Pig Will Not
                    Passionless, Pointless
                    Cracks In The Canvas

                    PJ Harvey

                    White Chalk - Demos

                      Collection of unreleased demos written for the seventh PJ Harvey studio album White Chalk, including demos of ‘When Under Ether’, ‘The Piano’ and ‘The Devil’. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz. Artwork is overseen by Maria with Rob Crane. Mastering by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, under the guidance of long time PJ Harvey producer John Parish.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1LP
                      Side A
                      The Devil - Demo
                      Dear Darkness - Demo
                      Grow Grow Grow - Demo
                      When Under Ether - Demo
                      White Chalk - Demo
                      Side B
                      Broken Harp - Demo
                      Silence - Demo
                      To Talk To You - Demo
                      The Piano - Demo
                      Before Departure - Demo
                      The Mountain - Demo

                      CD
                      The Devil - Demo
                      Dear Darkness - Grow Grow Grow - Demo
                      When Under Ether - Demo
                      White Chalk - Demo
                      Broken Harp - Demo
                      Silence - Demo
                      To Talk To You - Demo
                      The Piano - Demo
                      Before Departure - Demo
                      The Mountain – Demo

                      PJ Harvey

                      Uh Huh Her - Demos

                        Collection of unreleased demos of written for the sixth PJ Harvey studio album Uh Huh Her, including demos of ‘The Letter’ and ‘Shame’. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz. Artwork is overseen by Maria with Rob Crane. Mastering by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer Head.



                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side One
                        The Life And Death Of Mr. Badmouth - Demo
                        Shame - Demo
                        Who The Fuck? - Demo
                        The Pocket Knife - Demo
                        The Letter - Demo

                        Side Two

                        The Slow Drug - Demo
                        It’s You - Demo
                        The Desperate Kingdom Of Love - Demo
                        The Darker Days Of Me & Him - Demo

                        PJ Harvey

                        Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos

                          Collection of unreleased demos of every track written for the fifth PJ Harvey studio album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea, including demos of ‘Good Fortune’, ‘A Place Called Home’ and ‘This Is Love’. Audio has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey collaborator Head. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          Big Exit - Demo
                          Good Fortune - Demo
                          A Place Called Home - Demo
                          One Line - Demo
                          Beautiful Feeling - Demo
                          The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore - Demo

                          Side B
                          This Mess We’re In - Demo
                          You Said Something - Demo
                          Kamikaze - Demo
                          This Is Love - Demo
                          Horses In My Dreams - Demo
                          We Float - Demo

                          PJ Harvey

                          Is This Desire?

                            Reissue on vinyl of the fourth PJ Harvey studio album Is This Desire?. Produced by PJ Harvey with Flood and Head, and originally released in September 1998, Is This Desire? features the singles ‘A Perfect Day Elise’ and ‘The Wind’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer Head.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Side A

                            Angelene
                            The Sky Lit Up
                            The Wind
                            My Beautiful Leah
                            A Perfect Day Elise
                            Catherine

                            Side B


                            Electric Light
                            The Garden
                            Joy
                            The River
                            No Girl So Sweet
                            Is This Desire?

                            PJ Harvey

                            Is This Desire? - Demos

                              Collection of unreleased demos of every track written for the fourth PJ Harvey studio album Is This Desire?, including demos of ‘A Perfect Day Elise’, ‘The Wind’ and ‘Angelene’. Audio has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Angelene - Demo
                              The Sky Lit Up - Demo
                              The Wind - Demo
                              My Beautiful Leah - Demo
                              A Perfect Day Elise - Demo
                              Catherine - Demo
                              Electric Light - Demo
                              The Garden - Demo
                              Joy - Demo
                              The River - Demo
                              No Girl So Sweet - Demo
                              Is This Desire? - Demo


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