Hope all is well enough… Little piece of bad news to start off with tonight… The JACK O’ROURKE in-store this Friday has to be postponed i’m afraid for a date down the road.. Really sorry for disappointing here but we will have Jack in the siopa playing a few tunes soon enough hopefully.. Sorry, Friday not happening though.. New CD ‘Wild Place’ is out Friday and it is a beautiful listen.. Here is ‘Sea Swimming’ from the album
Right so here is what else is out this Friday Nov 5th.. This Friday has releases from ABBA, NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS, JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN / TONY ALLEN / DAVE OKUMU, ROSS FROM FRIENDS, SNAIL MAIL, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, PARCELS, DIANA ROSS, a ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS lost recordings album from 1961, a BILLY JOEL Vinyl Box Set, a GREGORY PORTER ‘Greatest Hits’ vinyl, and THE CHARLATANS ‘Head Full Of Dreams’ best of compilations. There are reissues from RADIOHEAD, THE BLACK KEYS , STEVE EARLE, A CERTAIN RATIO, FELA KUTI, a couple of JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ reissues of ‘Venner’, ‘Vestiges & Claws’ and ‘In Our Nature Dirty, all on ‘Dirty Pink Vinyl’. On the CD front there is a JETHRO TULL 4CD/2DVD deluxe release of ‘Benefit’, 3CD Deluxe reissues from PRETENDERS, and a new release from AIMEE MANN on CD only for now.
Moving onto releases for next Friday the 12th of November.. We have new releases from THE CHIEFTAINS, DAMON ALBARN, IDLES, JONI MITCHELL, COURTNEY BARNETT, ROD STEWART, KYLIE MINOGUE, ERIC CLAPTON, DAVE GAHAN & THE SOULSAVERS, ELVIS, THE CHICKS, GOV’T MULE and a 80s and 90s Vinyl compilation.. On the reissue front there is the NIRVANA ‘Nevermind : 30th Anniversary’ vinyl, 2cd and CD Boxset releases, CAT STEVENS / YUSUF’s ‘Teaser and The Firecat’ anniversary releases, as well as a reissue from PARAMORE on silver vinyl…
The amount of records that are out of stock (i’m like a broken record here I know) is so frustrating.. We do our special orders / catalogue orders every Monday and they can take the day and more sometimes.. Our conversion rate is maybe 30 to 40%.. The rest are out of stock.. Equally frustrating, actually more frustrating for the punter as there may be stock on the big beast in the sky and are trying to support us but we keep saying ‘sorry it’s out of stock’.. The industry is a bit wonky this year to be honest.. We will try and give as good info as we can from here to Mr. Claus.. Hi-Fi Hardware was another problematic area all year but we received a good supply of REGA (the best in the biz) stock there a week or two ago, so if anyone is interested in an upgrade or starting out, give us a shout on it..
Right so we will move onto releases for the 19th of November mail.. So let’s start with Warner who have the second outing from ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS.. Well if it comes close to the first outing it will be stunning.. ‘Raise The Roof’ is the title of the new record on Warner UK and is available as a CD, a Deluxe CD, a Double LP and an Indie Shop Only Yellow Double LP.. Just heard yesterday that the Yellow Indies version is now looking like it will be Dec 3rd before it will be with us.. The new record was produced by T Bone Burnett and has some quality musicians playing.. Bill Frisell, Buddy Miller, Russ Pahl AND Jay Bellerose to name a few.. The album is made up of obscure covers and one Plant / Burnett original, ‘High & Lonesome’, here tis :
It is one we are really looking forward to here in the siopa..I heard a story a few years back on the shop floor.. From a man, from a man, from a taxi man story so maybe a few grains of salt required.. Planty and Alison spent a few days in Timoleague here in the Rebel County a few years back, in Roy Harpers house i’m told, and local taxi man brought them back to the house and let’s just say from the account I was told they weren’t one bit worried about Covid in the back seat of the tax… More power to em!!! That’s any hope of an in-store gone I suppose Robert?? With me doubling as the showbiz reporter for the Sun…
Warner also have the vinyl release of the new TWENTY-ONE PILOTS latest record, the new JOOLS HOLLAND & FRIENDS release also out on 2LP or CD, a new score by JONSI on Krunk, a JAMES BLUNT greatest hits on 2CD, Deluxe 2CD or 2LP.. Warner also have a brand new EXODUS album as well as the first two INSPIRAL CARPETS albums reissued on indies coloured vinyl..
Lastly from Warner we will be getting copies of Meath outfit N.O.A.H’s EP ‘Echoes Of The Night’ in on vinyl very shortly.. The CDs landed a few weeks ago and the EP is making a bit of noise here and abroad, and rightfully so with some good tunes there.. Here is the single ‘Hands Up’ :
Oh re Black Friday releases.. You should see releases here on Record Store Day site.. If interested in anything shoot us back an email
I’m little disorganised and behind this week, with having been of last week and went to VILLAGERS last night in the Opera House.. Great it was btw.. First gig back pour moi.. Was lovely..
BRUCE is back also on the 19th of Nov with the ‘Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concert’ as a 2CD/DVD, 2CD/BluRay or 3LP Vinyl.. Here’s a trailer to the concert.. It looks only savage to be fair..
Speaking of legendary, the one and only CHRISTY MOORE has a new record out on the 19th of Nov also.. It’s title is ‘Flying Into Mystery‘.. Brand new studio album from Christy.. Poignant lead track considering the crisis we all face with climate change.. Here is ‘Clock Winds Down’ from the upcoming album.. Good on ya Christy.. Beautiful artwork actually also on the Lp and CD…
So Sony have 3 massive releases for the 19th.. The books are open folks.. Tá an leabhair ar oscailt duine go léir …
Integral for the 19th of Nov have a DAVID SYLVAIN Photography Book.. There is a DAWES 10th Anniversary reissue of ‘Nothing Is Wrong’, a couple of JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE reissues on coloured vinyl via New West, as well as reissues from THE NUDE PARTY and POKEY LA FARGE..
Integral for the 26th of Nov have the 10th Anniversary reissue of FIONN REGAN’s ‘100 Acres Of Sycamore‘… Beautiful album.. There was talk of cuts on this one but we hope to cover who asked for it.. The album is out via Heavenly… Rough Trade have a couple of ARTHUR RUSELLL LP reissues ‘Iowa Dream’ and ‘World Of Echo’.. Rough Trade also have JARV IS ‘Remixed’, a remix of ‘Beyond The Pale’ album.. New RICHARD DAWSON & CIRCLE album also..
The Orchard via Big Brother Recordings have the OASIS ‘Knebworth 1996’ physical formats.. 25 years ago.. I was working in GD on Patrick Street at the time and the two bucks strolled into the shop, had a quick look and left again.. Not the tallest lads in the world now to be far… Saw them over two nights down the Pairc back then as well.. Very enjoyable to be fair.. What a track list on this live album.. Plenty of Physical formats here
Cooking Vinyl have the brand new THE DARKNESS album ‘Motoheart’ on CD, Deluxe CD and LP.. They also have brand new DEAP VALLEY album out on the 19th of Nov ‘Marriage’.. Lastly from the Orchard for the 19th is Volume 5 in LUCINDA WILLIAMS Jukebox Series… ‘Have Yourself A Rockin Little Christmas’.. CD or Vinyl... Sorry sorry nearly forgot there is a PRIMAL SCREAM ‘Live At Levitation’ blue and yellow swirl vinyl releases also..
Will pass you over to the Bob Man now to run through a few down the road announcements..
Thanks Boss-Man, welcome back. Howdy folks.
Kicking us off this week on the down the road bits, we’ll have to start with the brilliant ‘101’ reissues by DEPECHE MODE. Cracking cracking live album. The updated versions due out are lovely. There is a expanded BluRay or 2DVD of the documentary with a few extra bits added in, and there is a lovely 2CD/2DVD/BluRay Box Set also. Have never seen the documentary myself, will have to give it a watch! This is due out on December 3rd.
Next up we’ll go with the next EDDIE PILLER release just announced, with ‘Eddie Piller Presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s’. A savage collection of tracks. 100 tracks on the boxsets, 34 tracks on the 2LP vinyl formats. So with this one, we will have a 4CD Boxset, an Indies Only 6LP Clear Vinyl Boxset, a really limited 6LP Black Vinyl with Signed Exclusive Print Boxset, the standard 2LP Vinyl, and an indies only red / blue 2LP vinyl. February 2022 for this one.
There is a nice new Irish release due into us in February 2022, with the new album from TELEFÍS, entitled ‘a hAon’. Telefis is a new project from the legends that are Cathal Coughlan and Jacknife Lee. Will no doubt be an interesting listen that we’re very excited for. It’s coming on CD or LP, and here is ‘Mister Imperator’ from the album
Gonna fly through the rest of these fairly quickly, ENYA has an anniversary picture disc release of ‘It May Be’, which was a track recorded for the Lord Of The Rings soundtrack 20 years ago now. There is a reissue on green vinyl coming of BLACK CROWES ‘Before The Frost… Until The Freeze’, and there is a coloured limited compilation vinyl record release due from FRANZ FERDINAND ‘Hits To The Head’, pressed on red vinyl.
Fastest fingers first jobs with these last two i’m afraid. SPIRITUALIZED have a new album just announced, ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ is the title. With this one the CD stock and standard LP stock are okay, but there is a Deluxe Indies Pink Vinyl, and a Japanese Edition vinyl which stock is very tight on both. There is also a nice reissue of SAINT ETIENNE’s classic ‘Foxbase Alpha’ pressed on green vinyl released for the 30th Anniversary. Again stock is very tight on this with allocations, so for both these releases safest bet is through the site as they may be sold out before we see an email.
That’s it from mise for this week folks, back to the boss-man!
Right so Universal for the 19th of November have a brand new studio album by ELBOW ‘Flying Dream 1’ as CD, Standard LP or Indies / HMV Exclusive green vinyl version.. Haven’t heard any of this one yet.. Looking forward to it..
There is a brand new studio album by STING on the 19th of Nov, ‘The Bridge’ on CD, Deluxe CD, LP, Limited 2LP, or as a Limited Deluxe CD Box Set.. FRANK ZAPPA ‘200 Motels’ OST is out on 2CD or 2LP or a limited 6CD Book.. UMC have the 45th Anniversary of KISS’ ‘Destroyer‘ album as a 2CD or 2LP.. There is a new ANDRE RIEU release, NOW 110 compilation and Decca have a nice BRIAN WILSON album, solo renditions of classic Beach Boys tracks on piano.. Just piano no vocals.. Lovely though.. Here is ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’.. LP of this not till December
LADY GAGA has a remix album ‘Dawn of Chromatica’ CD only.. A nice collection from THE WEEKND ‘The Highlights’ is out on limited vinyl release, there is a brand new RINGO 4 Track 10” EP, WELLER’s ‘Illumination’ LP reissue is out also on the 19th… Verve Acoustic Sounds have a reissue of CHARLES MINGUS ‘The Black Saint & Sinner Lady’ and lastly there are four nice Blue Note vinyl reissues from DONALD BYRD, BOBBI HUMPHREY, ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS and HORACE SILVER
Sin é really for this week folks,
Thanks as always for listneing
Ray, Bobby & Shane