Hope all is well.
I’m a little behind the 8 ball this morning due to a real messy day yesterday, through no fault of our own really, a story for another day though…so going jump straight in with releases for this Friday the 6th May…
3 Neil Young live reissues , SOFT CELL , HALESTORM , GO WEST , KYLIE , DONNY OSMOND , SIGRID , WARPAINT , THE WHO my generation” and “ a quick one” , DEF LEPPARD pyromania” “ retro – active” , EDDIE VEDDER , GERARD WILSONs “ moment of truth” and FREDDIE HUBBARDs “ breaking point” , ARCADE FIRE , ALEXIS FFRENCH , JAPANESE BREAKFAST “ SABLE” , KATE RUSBY , JESUS AND MARY CHAIN , ALT ,
And then releases for the 13th May are..
YE VAGABONDS “ nine waves” , ALBERT COLLINS , FLORENCE AND THE MACHINES “ dance fever” , THE ROLLING STONES , ROXY MUSIC reissue “ country life” and “ stranded” , JOHN COLTRANE/JOHNNY HARTMANN , DUKE ELLINGTON/COLEMAN HAWKINS , TRNA , KEB MO “ good to be…, JONIs “ blue” CD , KILLER MIKE , OPETH , MOLLY TUTTLE & THE GOLDEN HIGHWAY , SLIPKNOTs “ IOWA” , THE BLACK KEYS , FORREST GUMP soundtrack , OBONGJAYER , GENTLE SINNERS and KEVIN MORBY.
So the main week of focus on releases this week then is the 20th of May…first though good news, the Fontaines DC signed stuff landed so we will have the draw Friday all going well…will keep ye posted…another cracking Irish band who have an album out towards the end of the month are JUST MUSTARD and they have also sent us some lovely signed prints as well…preorder the album with us ( CD or LP) to be in with a very good chance of securing a JUST MUSTARD signed print…more on them over the next week or two.
Right so, the 20th May…Warner have some nice deluxe Jazz reissues on Rhino Atlantic including ART BLAKEYs JAZZ MESSENGERS with THELONIUS MONK as 2CD or 2LP versions, its the 60th anniversary of COLTRANEs “ my favourite things” and it is released as a 2LP or 2CD …both of these feature a remastered stereo mix and a new mono mix that was assumed lost but only recently turned up…here is part 1 of the title track
Big jazz flavour with Warner this week, i think it is Jazz appreciation month with Warner so will be more titles throughout the month.
World Circuit have a remastered reissue of TONY ALLENs “ secret agent” on 2LP.
New SEPTIC FLESH one on Nuclear Blast.
Atlantic have a new WEEZER EP “ spring” from their SZNZ project with an EP for every season…CD only with this one for now.
Lastly from Warner for the 20th May is WHITESNAKE greatest hits remixed…def on 2lp for the 20th May, cd/bluray due on the 3rd june.
Universal for the 20th May have the new VAN MORRISON album on Exile records, available on 3 physical formats, CD, STD LP and INDIES dove grey LP…here is “ pretending” from the new album
Mercury studios also for the 20th has THE POLICE “ around the world restored and expanded” on dvd/cd, bluray/cd and limited 2lp set. Its a document of their first world tour from 1979/1980 both on and off the stage, so a documentary as well as live shows.
Uni for the 20th also has new albums from ANDREW BIRD on Concord, MELODY GARDOT & PHILLIPE POWELL on Decca, debut album by M HUNCHO on Island, MOBY “reprise remixes” 2lp or cd on Deutsche Grammophon, Bluenote have the 4 lp super deluxe boxset of NORAH JONES “ come away with me” , there is the vinyl release of JOHN MELLENCAMPs latest album “ strictly a one eyed jack” and lastly on the new bluenote classic vinyl series are reissues by BROTHER JACK MCDUFF and RONNIE FOSTER…Oh also a deluxe JACK SAVORETTI “ europiana encore” 2 cd.
Sony for the 20th of May have a couple of nice releases, first up is the new HARRY STYLES album “ harry’s house” and it will be on CD, BLK VINYL and indie shop only yellow vinyl.
Sony also for the 20th have a deluxe reissue of THE CLASH album “ combat rock” ( peoples hall special edition) and will be available as a 2 cd or 3 lp version…to coincide with the album release there is a 7” single of THE CLASH and RANKING ROGER “ rock the casbah” .
Lastly Sony also has a reissue on LP of OZZY OSBOURNEs “ black rain” album.
The Orchard for the 20th of May have THE LEMONHEADS reissue of self titled album on two very limited ( im told anyway) coloured vinyl, there are 3 THERAPY! CD reissues “ disquiet – restless edition” , “ a brief crack of light” and “ we are here till the end”…lastly there is a STEVE VAI reissue of “ flex -able” on a few physical formats.
Right folks we have some cracking live music coming up this Saturday in store when ROWAN launch their equally cracking debut record “ does it make you happy” via LA label Beverly Martel…two physical formats available, lp and cd…get your copy signed by the band on the day…they are performing songs from the record @ 2pm this Sat the 7th May in the siopa. Really exciting week for the Cork band as they launch the debut…exciting times, we hope it all goes great for them, we and the lads would love yer support for this launch Sat @ 2pm if you are around. If you cant make it and want a copy signed , just email us and we will sort or ideally buy if from the site before saturday and we will get it signed for you…hopefully see ye on Saturday! Here is another belter from the album “ one of these days”
Proper for the 20th of May have the new JOHN MAYALL record on cd and lp, savage guests with him on this one including Mike Campbell, Marcus KING and BUDDY MILLER…and seeing as we are name dropping, recorded in Robbie Kriegers studio.
Black Crowes release first new music since 2010 with the cd version of 1972 where they cover 6 tracks from that year…lp later this year.
Lastly on ANTI via PROPER is the MAVIS STAPLES/LEVON HELM live album “ carry me home” from 2011…indies exclusive vinyl with that one.
Right so going to hand you to Shane now as he runs through down the line releases..
Hello everyone! Hope ye’re all doing well. Summer is upon us, enjoy it! Some of ye will be going to a few gigs over the coming months, I guess, happy days!
First one up today coming down the line is a nice one. Mr. BOWIE’s classic ‘Ziggy Stardust‘ is 50 and they’re bring out a picture disc version and a new half-speed mastered version. What an album, one of his best. That’s coming in mid June.
Next up is a recent release, KANYE WEST‘s latest album ‘Donda’ is getting a vinyl release. 4 LP set. Whatever you say about Kanye, he’s not boring. This album is pretty different from his earlier stuff but still high quality. That’s out the week after Bowie’s Ziggy in June.
On September 3rd, MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS will release their new album ‘Electra Heart’. We will have it on ‘limited magenta vinyl’!
Oh and two more oldies but goodies, The BEACH BOYS compilation album ‘Sounds of Summer’ is coming also in June (on a few formats including box set) and ELTON JOHN’s ‘Madman Across the Water’ is getting a 50th anniversary reissue too on a few formats, with extras and new liner notes.
Also, here is Adam and Ray’s latest video, featuring Adam’s cozy corner! https://youtu.be/WdOctbcjU8I
That’s all from me so I think, back to you Ray, sound!
Thanks a mil Shane.
INTEGRAL for the 27th of May and Partisan have the JUST MUSTARD album…‘Heart Under’, “Just Mustard’s second album and first for Partisan Records
(IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Laura Marling), is an album that asks you to forget
what you know. At every turn, this remarkable record reconfigures and
stretches the ideas and ambition of a rock band and turns a year of lockdown
and personal struggles into a breath-taking artistic statement. Across its 10 tracks, the album presents a coherent style and ethos – those
scything guitars, Katie’s magical vocals – but still incorporates a wide and
untethered vision. There are brooding, atmospheric rock songs (‘Still’, ‘In
Shade’) and others that apply a lighter, dreamier touch (‘Sore’, ‘Mirrors’), all
tied together with impeccable instrumentation and a united vision. On debut ‘Wednesday’, the band played with dreamier soundscapes and
production techniques, and ‘Heart Under’ serves as the next stage of this
development, with every instrument brilliantly pushed to its limit and every
boundary of the band stretched. After the band had finished recording and producing the album, ‘Heart Under’
was pushed even further into singular territory when the band worked with
mixer David Wrench, whose previous collaborators include Frank Ocean,
Let’s Eat Grandma, Jamie xx, FKA twigs and beyond. “We wanted someone
who had done pop and electronic records and didn’t just work within rock
music,” Katie says. “Ireland’s buzziest new band” – The FADER
“Their rapturous reception here at SXSW is a testament to their startling
evolution as well as the excitement that can only come from watching a band
just beginning to realise the full extent of their powers.” – NME
“They have well and truly mastered the art of atmospheric rock” – Loud And
Quiet (9/10) Supporting Fontaines D.C. on their European and US tours this year. They
were handpicked by Robert Smith to support The Cure in Dublin in 2019. Eire headline tour in June, UK headline tour in September, including Village
Underground, and EU headline tour in October. Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album Of The Year for their debut
album, ‘Wednesday’. CD housed in a cardboard wallet with lyric and photo insert. LP pressed on black vinyl and housed in a single sleeve jacket with lyric and
photo insert. Available to independent retailers pressed on transparent blue vinyl in a
single sleeve jacket with lyric and photo insert. Press – Reviews in Pitchfork, MOJO, DIY, Dork, Loud And Quiet, The Line Of Best Fit.
Here is “ still” for the new album…
Oh a Madonna compilation album just announced here also
Sin e really for this week folks
Thanks as always for listening,
Ray, Shane and Adam.