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Prince

Around The World In A Day - Vinyl Edition

    'Purple Rain' made Prince sound like he could do anything, but it still didn't prepare even his most fervent fans for the insular psychedelia of 'Around The World In A Day'. Prince had made his interior world sound fascinating and utopian on 'Purple Rain', but 'Around The World In A Day' is filled with cryptic religious imagery, bizarre mysticism, and confounding metaphors which were drenched in heavily processed guitars, shimmering keyboards, grandiose strings, and layers of vocals.

    Prince

    Parade (Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon)

      Prince's eighth studio album and the last to feature his backing band The Revolution, Parade was, essentially, the soundtrack to his second film 'Under The Cherry Moon' and was viewed at the time as a creative comeback after what many people perceived as it's disapponting predecessor 'Around The World In A Day'.

      Containing probably his biggest hit and scourge of every dj the world over 'Kiss' and a couple of lesser known, but absolute MONSTERS in 'Girls And Boys' and 'Sometimes It Snows In April' , 'Parade' is the sound of an artist at his creative peak.




      TRACK LISTING

      1 Christopher Tracy's Parade 2:12
      2 New Position 2:20
      3 I Wonder U 1:40
      4 Under The Cherry Moon 2:57
      5 Girls & Boys 5:30
      6 Life Can Be So Nice 3:14
      7 Venus De Milo 1:55
      8 Mountains 3:58
      9 Do U Lie? 2:44
      10 Kiss 3:38
      11 Anotherloverholenyohead 4:01
      12 Sometimes It Snows In April 6:49

      Released in 1979 and written, arranged, composed, produced and performed entirely by Prince, his self titled second album was recorded in a matter of weeks and provided the commercial and critical success he craved after the lukewarm reaction to his debut ‘For You’. He would go on to reinvent and define a decade with each subsequent release but everything you could want from a Prince album is here and, nearly forty years later, ‘Sexy Dancer’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ can still bring a discerning dance floor to its knees.



      TRACK LISTING

      I Wanna Be Your Lover 5:47
      Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? 3:49
      Sexy Dancer 4:18
      When We're Dancing Close And Slow 5:18
      With You 3:59
      Bambi 4:22
      Still Waiting 4:24
      I Feel For You 3:24
      It's Gonna Be Lonely 5:30

      After three critically acclaimed Top 10 albums, a succession of major awards and a growing list of festival headline sets, Foals will be propelled to bold new heights with the August 28th release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘What Went Down’. Produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine), ‘What Went Down’ is an album that grapples with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenised pop: permanence and impermanence; life and death; solitude; vulnerability; intimacy; passion; rage; humanity – weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too.

      Sonically, it’s an album that precariously seesaws between primal aggression and naked vulnerability. It’s an approach that delivers a contrast of muscular shocks with the fiery central riff of ‘Snake Oil’ and the menacing percussive march of ‘Albatross’ set against some of the band’s most openly experimentally moments to date such as cocktail of afrobeat and drum machines that underpins ‘Night Swimmers’ and the stripped-back, vocal-led ‘Give It All’. 

      TRACK LISTING

      1. What Went Down
      2. Mountain At My Gates
      3. Birch Tree
      4. Give It All
      5. Albatross
      6. Snake Oil
      7. Night Swimmers
      8. London Thunder
      9. Lonely Hunter
      10. A Knife In The Ocean

      Muse

      Drones

        Muse return with their new album “Drones”. Co-produced by Muse and Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the album contains 12 tracks.

        Matt Bellamy said "To me, 'Drones' are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behaviour with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. This album explores the journey of a human, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a human drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors." 

        Twin Shadow aka George Lewis Jr. announces that he will release his new album 'Eclipse' via Warner Bros. Records.

        Twin Shadow will play an exclusive and intimate show at London’s Electrowerkz on February 23rd. The show is co-presented by Beat Magazine and Eat Your Own Ears for London Fashion Week. Lewis and his band will return to the UK in Spring for a bigger headline show in support of the album.

        Twin Shadow has released two previous albums on indie labels Terrible and 4AD, 2010's 'Forget' and 2012's 'Confess.' Live performances opening for Florence & the Machine and The Strokes, appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo, plus his own headlining shows have earned George a reputation as a charismatic and compelling frontman. He has also performed on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' and 'Conan'. His track 'Old Love, New Love' featured in 'Grand Theft Auto V' was named one of the best songs of 2013 by Rolling Stone.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Flatliners
        2. When The Lights Turn Out
        3. To The Top
        4. Alone Feat. Lily Elise
        5. Eclipse
        6. Turn Me Up
        7. I'm Ready
        8. Old Love/New Love Feat. D'Angelo Lacy
        9. Half Life
        10. Watch Me Go
        11. Locked & Loaded

        Tori Amos

        Under The Pink - 180g Vinyl Edition

          After sharing personal and emotional accounts on her stunning debut, 'Little Earthquakes', Tori Amos stirs those sensations up for an eclectic yet beautiful account of female security on Under the Pink. Being a woman, she's always in question of her actions, calling out and interrogating the opposite sex for her own pleasure. But it's not necessarily with a scolding tone. She's playful with her signature piano accompaniment, but allows for a twisted mess of guitars, violins, and bass loops, which are quite enigmatic like Kate Bush as well. "Baker Baker" and "Bells for Her" are aching with ballad-esque beauty, but the seething "The Waitress" sparks Amos' inner devil. She's quaint at first, but rages into a scalding vocal queen. It makes her even more a pioneer for female originality and independence. Singles such as "God" and "Cornflake Girl" are sultry and provocative, depicting that she's everything but shy. Under the Pink is typically melodic, but it contains a heavy desire. Amos is still breaking into something more definitive as both a woman and a singer/songwriter. The lyrical imagery is much more wide open, something that will become Amos' ever-changing swan song.


          Tori Amos

          Little Earthquakes - 180g Vinyl Edition

            Emotionally and musically intense, 'Little Earthquakes' shows that the piano is as much a rock & roll instrument as the guitar. Tori Amos's debut (if one disregards 'Y Kant Tori Read', as one would be well advised to do) is at once listenable and challenging; she takes on every topic, from sex to gender to religion, in an uncompromising manner. Her music appears gentle at first, but this appearance is deceiving, as one quickly learns upon listening to the wrenching "Crucify" or the almost violent "Precious Things." By the time the album gets around to "Me and a Gun," sung hauntingly by Amos without accompaniment from her piano, the juxtaposition of Amos' sweet voice and the emotional complexity of her lyrics is both familiar and shocking.

            Neil Young

            Who's Gonna Stand Up

              ‘Who’s Gonna Stand Up?’ was originally performed at Crazy Horse shows in the UK this summer and more recently, as part of Young’s solo acoustic set at Farm Aid. The track makes a resounding plea to end dependence of fossil fuels in hopes of protecting the Earth’s fragile eco-systems for future generations.

              Neil Young took a different approach with this record, first recording the songs on his own in a solo-setting, then creating compelling versions of the songs in a new light with an orchestra and big band, resulting in a deeply-personal emotional listening experience throughout the new record.

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A: Who’s Gonna Stand Up - Solo Version + Orchestra Version
              Side B: Who’s Gonna Stand Up - Live Version (feat. Crazy Horse) + Children’s Version

              Green Day

              Demolicious

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

                This special edition release features 18 unreleased demo recordings from Green Day’s ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! sessions at Jingletown Studios in Oakland. Demolicious includes one previously unreleased song, “State of Shock,” and an acoustic version of “Stay The Night”.

                Skaters

                Deadbolt

                After the release of their debut single ‘I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)’ and sets at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, New York City’s Skaters release new single ‘Deadbolt’.

                Red Hot Chili Peppers

                I'm Beside You

                  The limited-edition vinyl double LP features 17 tracks recorded during the I'm With You Sessions, previously released as 7" singles. Artwork Kelsey Brooks.



                  Joy Formidable

                  A Minute's Silence

                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2013 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                    Strictly Ltd Ed 12” release from Joy Formidable for Record Store Day.

                    Featuring 2 brand new exclusive non-album tracks ‘A Minute’s Silence’ and a live cover version of the Bruce Springsteen track ‘Badlands’.

                    Limited in the UK to 500 copies only.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A) A Minute's Silence Side
                    B) Badlands (Live From Sirius)

                    Foals

                    Holy Fire

                    With two top 10 albums already under their belt, Oxford five-piece Foals return with their third and most exhilarating album yet.

                    ‘Holy Fire’ has been recorded by prestigious production duo Flood & Moulder at Assault and Battery studios in London. Their previous work includes Smashing Pumpkins, PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails, and The Killers.

                    The first track to be showcased is ‘Inhaler’ - an electrifying, shamanistic tune set to purge the soul and raise the dead. Heavier than anything Foals have written before it nevertheless shines with their inimitable groove and funk.

                    Foals were nominated for a Mercury nomination with ‘Total Life Forever’. At the 2011 NME awards in they won ‘Best Single’ for ‘Spanish Sahara’ and were nominated for four other awards. They were also nominated for ‘Best Song’ for ‘Spanish Sahara’ at the 2011 Ivor Novello awards.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1 Prelude
                    2 Inhaler
                    3 My Number
                    4 Bad Habit
                    5 Everytime
                    6 Late Night
                    7 Out Of The Woods
                    8 Milk & Black Spiders
                    9 Providence
                    10 Stepson
                    11 Moon

                    Foals

                    Total Life Forever

                      2008 saw the Oxford quintet rise to prominence with their debut album "Antidotes" entering the UK charts at number three. From these early days playing house parties, to selling-out incendiary tours across the UK and the world, stand-out TV performances, and exhilarating festival appearances, they set the stage perfectly for their much-anticipated sophomore effort "Total Life Forever", including the single "This Orient".



                      "Far" continues to reveal new layers in Spektor's songwriting as she pursues the next level in her inimitable musical style. With her uninhibited imagination and her hands on approach in the studio, "Far" not only succeeds with thirteen impressive and accessible tracks, but it spotlights Spektor's remarkable gift to craft intelligent and refreshingly honest odes to life. Four exceptional producers collaborated with Spektor on this album: Jeff Lynne (ELO, The Traveling Wilburys), Mike Elizondo (Dr Dre, Eminem), David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes) and Jacknife Lee (Weezer, REM).

                      The Subways

                      All Or Nothing

                        Recorded in Los Angeles, the twelve-track "All Or Nothing" marks a tremendous progression for the band since the "Young For Eternity" debut. Freshly inspired by bands including Death Cab For Cutie and Refused, the result is an album that recalls the exuberance of "Young For Eternity" while embarking upon an adventurous sonic progression. The vehement opening riff of single "Girls And Boys" is a bold reintroduction to the band and is followed by the dynamic "Kalifornia" that contrasts the band's most vitriolic moment to date with an infectious, summery hook. Other highlights of "All Or Nothing" include the breezy, retro-pop of the title-track, the raw power of live favourite "Shake Shake" and the sun-kissed vocal harmonies of "Alright".

                        The Enemy

                        We'll Live And Die In These Towns

                          Coventry's The Enemy round of an amazing year for them with the release of the title track of their debut album "We'll Live And Die In These Towns".

                          Gilberto Gil

                          As Cancoes De Eu,Tu,Eles (Music From The Motion Picture "Me You Them")

                            Gilberto Gil with the lush sounds of modern Brazil as featured in the new film "Me, You, Them".


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