Hope all is well enough.. Back open.. One word.. Wonderful.. Hint of normality in the air.. Wonderful.. Shop OPEN now 7 days, 10-6 Monday to Saturday inclusive and 11-4 on Sundays.. Phone 021-4967119 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org .. We are back on the horse and the piper is being paid.. Nice atmosphere in the shop.. Cracking atmosphere at times.. Open mocking, Ger Buses doing card tricks and games of charades.. The lunatics are starting to take over the asylum again.. It’s great..
Right so, here are the releases for the 28th of May. There are new releases by BLACK MIDI, MOBY, BLACKBERRY SMOKE, MUSTAFA, KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD, TEXAS, DEL AMITRI, NINA SIMONE, ETTA JAMES, EASY LIFE, CLINT MANSELL, NILS LANDGREN FUNK UNIT, BURNING WITCHES, RELOADED and THE 60S ALBUM compilation records. There are reissues by PJ HARVEY, DAVID BOWIE, THE WEDDING PRESENT, EVA CASSIDY, CAN, GRATEFUL DEAD, GRAHAM NASH, WORLD PARTY, GREEN DAY, K.D. LANG, PARAMORE, KANSAS, and there is the TINA TURNER MUSICAL vinyl release…
Video for this week is now up again below.. our weekly vlog back with an audience!
I don’t have much more concrete info on RSD products since last week.. Sabbath’s RSD release has moved to Drop 2 now and not Drop 1… There are a few Brexit related supply issues.. I will email you directly if affected by one of these.. Things with Proper and Republic of Music are finally starting to iron out.. The one’s that are a constant problem now and are non-runners are the labels before Brexit that universal used to distribute for but Universal did not own the labels, so Brexit for Universal to cut those labels loose to find their own distro into Europe (here).. So labels (small, maybe one or two titles a month I might be buying) like Absolute, Dirty Hit, Cadiz, Fulfill, Genepool, Nova, Wrasse, Townsend, Right Track, and Active have no distro into Europe at the moment.. Republic of Music were the same but we have managed to get sorted with them.. Some of the others still unresolved and a problem.. Working hard here to sort the new Wolf Alice record on Dirty Hit, so fingers crossed on that.. I’ll update next week.. Due out on the 11th of June..
Right so releases for the 4th of June include new releases by MIKE COOLEY / PATTERSON HOOD / JASON ISBELL, CROWDED HOUSE, JAMES, RISE AGAINST, DANIEL AVERY, EINAUDI, THE ALARM, NEW MOON JELLY ROLL FREEDOM ROCKERS, and a ROD STEWART Vinyl Box Set.. There are Reissues by THE AVALANCHES, ART BLAKEY, SARAH JAROSZ, DECAPITATED, MESHUGGAH, ANTHRAX, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, and the 12” and 7” reissue of THE SPECIALS ‘Ghost Town’… On the CD front there is three HANK WILLIAMS collections out…
Moving on to releases for the 11th of June (those are the records i’m buying this week so nod if you see something interesting please).. We will start off with Universal I think.. There are quite a few releases for the 11th.. It’s a day before RSD so traditionally a lot of releases that day cause traditionally a lot of footfall that day.. So Uni for the 11th have a deluxe version of JESSIE WARE’s latest album on EMI ‘What’s Your Pleasure’, a brand new MAROON 5 CD ‘Jordi’ on Polydor on CD or Deluxe CD.. Uni have the next in the DEF LEPPARD Box Set series.. ‘Volume 3’ as a Limited 6CD Box, or a Limited 9LP Box.. Containing all recordings from the band in the 2000’s.. Separately there is vinyl releases (for the very first time) of ‘Songs From The Sparkle lounge’, ‘Yeah!’ and ‘X’..
Uni also have a reissue of QUINCY JONE’s ‘The Dude’ on UMC.. the 1981 studio album which received 12 Grammy Nominations that year.. Here’s ‘Just Once’ from the man who produced ‘Off The Wall’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’… The dude knew how to put a record together..
KISS have a live album out on the 11th through Uni, ‘Off The Soundboard : Tokyo Dome – Japan’ on 2CD or 3LP.. They also have the Disney OST to ‘Cruella’ on CD with Florence and the Machine amongst others.. There is a new LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL album on Fantasy Records ‘A Few Starts Apart’ will be out on the 11th on CD or LP.. There is the vinyl release of EINAUDI ‘Cinema’ release on 2LP and a debut release on Bluenote for JULIAN LAGE, prodigious jazz guitarist.. Lastly from Uni for the 11th of June via Deutsche Grammophon is DUSTIN O’HALLORAN compilation album ‘Silfur’ on CD or 2LP.. New arrangements with strings of his acclaimed solo piano works..
The Orchard for the 11th of June have the NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS ‘Back The Way We Came Vol. 1 – 2011-2021’ on 4 physical formats.. 2CD, 3CD Deluxe Edition, 2LP or 4LP/7”/2CD Book Deluxe boxset.. Noel’s solo output has been excellent in my opinion.. Chasing Yesterday is a great album in my opinion..
SPIRITUALIZED ‘Pure Phase’ reissue is also out on the 11th through The Orchard but the vinyl is now sold out as we were only allocated 10 copies.. Orchard also have the new album from JOANA SERRAT ‘Hardcore From The Heart’ on CD and LP and Dublin band THE MINUTES reissue of ‘Marcata’ on Rubyworks gets a 10th Anniversary Limited Vinyl Pink Coloured reissue.. Metal reissues also from CHILDREN OF BODOM, ANAAL NATHRAKH and UNANIMATED debut album remaster and reissue..
Warner for the 11th of June have the next in the reissue series of BLACK SABBATH boxsets.. This time up is the classic ‘Sabotage’ album as a 4CD box or a 4LP/7” box set.. There is a new BRAD MEHLDAU & ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CD ‘Variations On A Melancholy Theme’, DR. FEELGOOD’s compilation ‘Singles: The U.A. Years+’ 2LP on Parlophone, ASIA’s ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ CD set, a brand new album from GARBAGE ‘No Gods, No Masters’ on CD, Deluxe CD and Neon Green LP.. Warner also for the 11th of June have the reissue of SIGUR RÓS’ 2012 classic ‘Valtari’ on 2LP on their very own label KRUNK Records..
WEA also has a JOE BONAMASSA Live album ‘Now Serving Royal Tea – Live From The Ryman on CD/DVD, CD/BluRay and 2LP Clear Vinyl.. There is a brand new MARINA CD and a 25th Anniversary reissue on purple vinyl of MARK MORRISON’s ‘Return Of The Mack’.. What a tune the title track was.. One of the tunes of the decade..
Lastly on Nonesuch via Warner for the 11th of June is the release on vinyl of the new RHIANNON GIDDEN album ‘They’re Calling Me Home’..
Sony for the 11th of June have the RANDY EDELMAN ‘Ghostbusters 2’ OST on vinyl..
PIAS/Integral for the 11th of June have reissues by LANTERNS ON THE LAKE and THE SHINS, and new albums from ALESSANDRO CORTINI..
Proper for the 11th of June have the brand new SLEATER-KINNEY record on Mom&Pop Records, ‘Path Of Wellness’ is the title and it’s on CD, Standard Opaque Black Vinyl or Indies Opaque White Vinyl…
I’ll have ye over to the Bob-man now as he will run through other interesting bits in the pipeline and throw up the weekly playlist
Hope you are all keeping safe and well!
A good few up for pre-order today. We’ll get started this week with the two games of fastest fingers first with a couple allocated bits. Again with these, we’ll put our allocations up on the site so if interested safest way to go is to purchase direct from the site, an email might not be seen in time and there’s a good chance these could be gone by the time we see the email. First up there is a limited 7” reissue of R.E.M’s debut single ‘Radio Free Europe’ coming through Uni in July, only 4 copies of this one coming. The second for this week is a nice coloured 30th Anniversary Deluxe vinyl repress of MUDHONEY’s ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge’, with only 5 copies of the LP coming our way. There is a 2CD deluxe edition of this too, but quantity on that should be okay.
Right, with those out of the way i’ll rattle through some of the other nice new bits due to us over the coming weeks and months. There’s a class new TROJAN set being released in a couple of weeks through Warner to kick us off. ‘The Trojan Story’ is due to us June 18th and will be released as a 3LP Vinyl Set or a 3CD Set, both coming with a book telling the stories behind the 50 chosen tracks for the compilation. Always top quality stuff released by the Trojan label.
Other nice bits now up on the site for pre-order include a brand new DURAN DURAN record ‘Future Past’ due into the siopa in October, coming on CD, Deluxe CD, Standard White Vinyl or Indies Transparent Red Vinyl. The excellent ALMOST FAMOUS Soundtrack gets a nice limited 20th Anniversary reissue, released on 2CD, Deluxe 5CD, or Limited Black 2LP Vinyl (a first timer it’s officially released on vinyl). MR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST’s new album ‘Locket’ is due in early July, and the vinyl pressings of JUSTIN BIEBER and OLIVIA RODRIGO’s newest releases are now also on the site.
Last but definitely not least from myself for this week is the great new compilation album ‘SALVATION – Inspired By The Cranberries For Pieta’, released through Universal / RTE 2FM with all proceeds going to Pieta House. The album see’s some cracking Irish Artists covering tracks by The Cranberries, including Pillow Queens, Sinead O’Connor, Wyvern Lingo and many more. It’s released on CD or Yellow Vinyl, and is for a great cause. You can check out Pillow Queens performing ‘When You’re Gone’ on RTE here :
The Musiczone Spotify Playlist for the releases for June 11th is also up at the link below now. Be sure to give us a follow for our weekly release playlists, some nice bits in this one. Boss-man was right, it is a busy week for releases!
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASES JUNE 11TH SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
That’s it from myself this week, back to the boss-man!
Right so, PIAS/Integral for the 18th of June have CLINT MANSELL & CLINT WALSH ‘Berlin’ on coloured vinyl on Invada.. A reimagining of Reed’s classic as a tribute to Mansell’s late partner..
Integral also have ESBJORN SVENSSON TRIO (E.S.T) reissue on Act of ‘Seven Days Of Falling’ on Indies LP..
T’was nice to see so many of the older (more vulnerable) folk in the siopa over the weekend after coming from their jab.. Great to see it.. Got me own yesterday!!!
Sin é for this week folks,
Thanks for listening as always,
Ray, Bobby & Shane,