Let It Be 50th, Buena Vista, Dylan Bootleg 16 And Plenty Giveaways On The Muppet Show Tonight!

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well …kids back to school …not my own favourite time of year to be honest, i enjoy the freedom of the summer or i should say i enjoy them enjoying the freedom of the summer…but hey c’est la vie! 

Right so, the Bob man is on a well earned week off so the newsletter this week just won’t be as pretty as it normally is folks but ill do me best but just wont be as purdee.

Right releases for this Friday the 3rd of September we have brand new albums from  IRON MAIDEN, a TROJAN Box Set, IMAGINE DRAGONS, VIKINGUR OLAFSSON, a new live BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS release, TRNA, F.S. BLUMM & NILS FRAHM, RUDIMENTAL, and the release of the RORY GALLAGHER debut 50th Anniversary Deluxe formats… There are also reissues by SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, EMMYLOU HARRIS & THE NASH RAMBLERS, TAYLOR SWIFT, GRIZZLY BEAR, SILVERSTEIN, AMON TOBIN, SLADE, MARTIN GORE, and BEHEMOTH.. On the CD front we have deluxe WHIPPING BOY ‘Heartworm’ 2CD and a VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR 17CD Set..

Right so moving on to the 10th Sept and we have 2 releases very close to home with the JOHN BLEK and MICK FLANNERY/SUSAN O NEILL album releases, two good friends of the shop and it has to be said  two of Corks most talented also ( not forgetting the Clare ladys talent here either…Honorary Cork woman now!)…there is also new albums on the 10th of September from MANIC STREET PREACHERSFOY VANCEERIC BIBB, PAT METHENY live album, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT live album, JEAN MICHEL JARRE live oneANDREA BOCELLI live album reissueELVIS COSTELLOAMYL & THE SNIFFERS, CID RIM, MATTHEW E. WHITE, SAINT ETIENNE, POKEY LAFARGE and the LOW new one of course..the biggest reissue of the year maybe with METALLICAs the black album getting the deluxe reissue treatment, RYAN SHERIDAN’s ‘The Day You Live Forever’ limited gold vinyl reissue, the next in the series of DEPECHE MODE 12”  Boxsets, with ‘Ultra’CD from BELA FLECK, STEPS and lastly via ADA a deluxe reissue of UFO’s fourth album ‘Force It’ as 2CD, 2LP or Limited Indies Clear 2LP…and last few  HAYLEY WILLIAMS reissue of ‘Flowers For Vases / Descansos’ on coloured vinyl and the new ARETHA FRANKLIN compilation album called simply ‘Aretha’ .

Just a note here folks

There is a little delay with the Maiden new one on vinyl but it should be in by Friday.

Right so we will move on to releases for the 17th of September and we will start with Warner and an absolutely classic gets the deluxe remaster reissue treatment….its 25 years since the gem that is BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB was released and BMG are doing a job on it …well RY COODER done a job on it i should say…he went back to the original sessions and tapes from those 7 days in 1996 …remastered the album with extra unheard tracks from the session…a little piece of magic they made…available on the 17th as a 2cd casebook  , double gatefold vinyl or deluxe 2cd/2lp set.

Warner also for the 17th sept have a brand new LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM album on cd or lp…all brand new songs. There is a new EP by BILLY IDOL “ the roadside” on Dhani Harrisons label Dark Horse Records set up by his father in 1974.

For the metal fans there is a brand new CARCASS album “ torn arteries “ on Nuclear Blast, there is a STAIND live album on 2lp and last but not least from Warner for the 17th is a reissue of MR LUCK : A TRIBUTE TO JIMMY REED LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL from 2013 by THE RONNIE WOOD BAND….Ronnie and his band have special guests on the night of PAUL WELLER, MICK TAYLOR , MICK HUCKNALL and BOBBY WOMACK.

Sony for the 17th of Sept have some lovely stuff out….firstly there is the latest DYLAN bootleg series…volume 16 springtime in new york…covers the early 

80s period and the albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live

performances and more. Available as a 2 CD, 2LP or a deluxe 5 CD SET.

Sony also for the 17th have the 30th anniversary editions of PRIMAL SCREAMs “ screamadelica” as a beautiful double lp picture disc or as a deluxe 10 by 12” singles boxset….what an album …still sounds so good 30 years on…a bona fida classic to be fair.

Sony also have the new record by JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW “ grapefruit season” on cd, lp and indies lp,,,saw James and his band on “ the heart of saturday night” show over the weekend and they were excellent….we have some signed prints to giveaway with the album.

Lastly Sony have a reissue on double lp of OZZY OSBOURNES “ no more tears” from 1991.

Speaking of nice things …its like the late late show here tonight ( some would say its more like…its time to play the music, its time to light the lights) we have some things for ye…

Firstly, we will have a nice few Maiden tees to be given away to some of the folk who preorder the new Maiden album or buy it from us in the first week of release…. 3rd to 9th of september inclusive…really limited tees…really limited…they are savage looking to be fair… ….if you want to be in the draw stick in an order with us…i reckon  50/50 chance of getting a Tee….sizes maybe an issue but thats out of my hands and what we get is what we get…sound!

Right next nice thing is lovely if you are freeish on saturday afternoon…MICK FLANNERY and SUSAN O NEILL will be performing songs from their album “ in the game”  at Connollys of Leap at 1.30 pm this Saturday the 4th of September….if you want to go to it, preorder the album from us here…vinyl or cd….one album equals one entrant folks…1.30 in Leap this Saturday

Right the record companies have thumbs upped a few spot prizes for the JOHN BLEK album launch instores on Sat the 11th of sept …3.30, 4.30 and 5.30 shows( with support from Lewis Barfoot for the 3,30 and 4.30 shows) numbers are limited to 20 households so get on it folks…4 or 5 spot prizes for  each in store as well as refreshments and a coupon ( virtual , as in my head, in my head) for 20% off a record/cd from the shelf on the day…if you don’t want to use the event brite thingy, bounce me back an email to book a slot…Bob will do the science of the other thing next week again! 

Right lastly from the shop that keeps giving ( its time to play  the music, its time to light the lights) 

We have 2 tickets up for grabs for the WAR ON DRUGS gig next March for one lucky punter who preorders the new album from us!!

I’m going to drop the mic…what more do ye want from us.

The Orchard for the 17th of sept has the reissue of ROYSKOPPs lost tapes album as a limited numbered 2lp and they have a DREAM THEATER Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Master of Puppets – Live in Barcelona, 2002 / Gatefold Black Vinyl.

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC for the 17th sept have the new JOSE GONZALEZ album “ local valley” on city slang records…available as cd, lp or indies only lp…ROM also have 2 MOON DUO reissues ..of “ circles” and “ mazes” and lastly there is a live king gizzard 3lp from Melbourne this year 2021.

Integral for the 24th of sept have quite a few interesting releases….i don’t have any links done for these so if interested pop us a mail.

There is a covers ep by ANGEL OLSEN called Aisles, there is a brand new album by FLYING LOTUS on CD and indie shop only red vinyl via Warp records, there is a reissue on Beggars of GARY NUMANs 1983 album “ warriors “ again on indie record shop only orange vinyl…there are a couple of really rare ISIS reissues “ oceanic” and “ Panopticon” …the 30th anniversary of fool the world ( trompe le monde) by PIXIES is also out on the 24th sept….i think we are sold out but i am fighting hard to get extra so let me know and i will add your name to the list…

A couple of my own favs next, with the new PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING album “ bright magic” which is an album based on the city Berlin.

Inspired by the Rory McLean book ‘Berlin: Imagine A City’ and named after a

collection of short stories by Alfred Döblin, the record celebrates one of the

greatest cultural capitals of the world, Berlin.  Written and recorded entirely at Hansa Studios in Berlin, the album is split

into three parts – Building A City / Building A Myth / Bright Magic – and Side

B of the album is a homage to Side B of David Bowie’s ‘Low’. Side A of the

record includes the singles ‘People, Let’s Dance’ and ‘Blue Heaven’.

Hansa is world renowned as the studio responsible for classic albums

including ‘Low’ and ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie, ‘The Idiot‘ and ‘Lust For Life’ by

Iggy Pop and Depeche Mode’s third, fourth and fifth albums ‘Construction

Time Again’, ‘Some Great Reward’ and ‘Black Celebration’.

There is a deluxe boxset of the PSB album as well as cd. Lp and indies only lp….got me ticket for them in cypress avenue in jan, only 30 quid.

The last one of note from INTEGRAL for the 24th of sept is the SUFJAN STEVENS/Angelo De Augustine collab album …a beginners mind is their debut album and contains 14 songs loosely based on films….indies lp available here also as CD and std lp….ye knows my thoughts on Sufjan.

Uni for the 17th sept have a limited 4lp set by Genesis ( 80 quid) as well as a 2 cd job…” the last domino” collection type thing , UNI have THE LATHUMS album on cd and indies only lp, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is 50 years old and there is a reissue, there is a new CARLY PEARCE CD, a new EMPLOYED TO SERVE album on Spinefarm, there are a couple of tonepoet bluenote reissues Lee Konitz & Gerry Mulligan as well as WAYNE SHORTERs the  all seeing eye…lastly the SOUND OF MUSIC vinyl reissue and a well priced 28 CD CHOPIN BOXSET.

I would normally hand to Bob…there were announcements but i didnt get to a lot of them….a new DIVINE COMEDY album though…sweet… and the biggie which we did get to is the 50th anniversary edition of LET IT BE by some crowd called THE BEATLES ( its time to play the music, its time to light the lights) 

Sin e for me for sure for this week

It aint pretty but heh its here…

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Bobby and Shane

musiczone.ie

New Stones and Nick Cave Sets, Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill’s ‘In The Game’ Release, And Our John Blek In-Stores!

Hi everyone,

Hope all is well enough.. Well remind me to not to come to these pages if i’m looking for a kidney… Ticketless.. And then humbled.. Beat out the gate with our Cork cockiness in town… Some outfit Luimneach..  Brought us down to earth fair lively.. We were always up against it but there was a quiet optimism around Cork (isn’t there always!!) but we were well and truly put back in our box.. Class outfit Limerick..

Anyway (kidneys seem ok for now thankfully) moving on to releases for this Friday the 27th of August… We will have new releases BIG RED MACHINECHRVCHESGOATSTEVE GUNNMARISA ANDERSON / WILLIAM TYLERMAISIE PETERSHALSEY, the NEW ORDER ‘Be A Rebel’ Remixed release and the next releases of ‘The Montreux Years’ live series by MARIANNE FAITHFULL and MUDDY WATERS.. There are reissues from SUPERGRASSHEAVY STEREO, THE KOOKSJ COLEBILL EVANSSPICE GIRLS, and THE BEACH BOYS ‘Feel Flows : The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions’ release on various formats.. On the CD front there is the releases of the TEN YEARS AFTER ‘1967-1974’ 10CD setnew ONE REPUBLIC, and the SISTERS OF MERCY ‘BBC Sessions 1982-194’ CD release..



Video for last week up in the usual spot on the youtube page :
https://youtu.be/W7p5YrLb8_8

Right moving onto releases for the 3rd of September.. There are new releases by IRON MAIDENa TROJAN Box SetIMAGINE DRAGONSVIKINGUR OLAFSSON, a new live BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS releaseTRNAF.S. BLUMM & NILS FRAHMRUDIMENTAL, and the release of the RORY GALLAGHER debut 50th Anniversary Deluxe formats… There are also reissues by SUPER FURRY ANIMALSEMMYLOU HARRIS & THE NASH RAMBLERSTAYLOR SWIFTGRIZZLY BEARSILVERSTEINAMON TOBINSLADEMARTIN GORE, and BEHEMOTH.. On the CD front we have deluxe WHIPPING BOY ‘Heartworm’ 2CD and a VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR 17CD Set..

And we also have a huge release for the 3rd of September.. A collaboration album between MICK FLANNERY and Irish newcomer SUSAN O’NEILL (SON), entitled ‘In The Game’..  It’s available on CD and LP via the duo’s own label.. Self released original quality Irish album, I have had the pleasure of the album for the last week or so and it’s a beautiful record… The songs are based upon a couple meeting, falling in love, and then the demis of the relationship and all the hurt and pain that come with it.. The two artists play their parts excellently, it’s really well written (kind of expect no more when Mick’s involved to be fair).. Vocally it is just stunning and there is a lovely tone and texture to the whole album.. The pair go from spitting fire at one another in ‘Are We Free’ to the tenderness of Susan O Neill’s ‘Miss Me When I’m Gone’.. Here is ‘Trouble’ from the album.. More on it next week or maybe later.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f79T2WLQKoM



Ok so we will move onto releases for the 10th of September next.. So Warner via Rhino / Atlantic have the new ARETHA FRANKLIN compilation album called simply ‘Aretha’.. It comes as a CD, 2LP or a 4CD boxset.. Warner for the 10th also have BLACK STONE CHERRY’s ‘Kentucky’ on Transparent Vinyl via Provogue.. Provogue also have a new ERIC BIBB album on the 10th CD and 2LP.. ‘Dear America’ it is called.. Warner via East / West have the brand new FOY VANCE album ‘Signs of Life’ on CD or LP.. Here is the title track from the album by the songwriter from Northern Ireland 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXtvbncITSI

HAYLEY WILLIAMS reissue of ‘Flowers For Vases / Descansos’ on coloured vinyl out on the 10th on Warner via Atlantic Records.. There is a deluxe reissue / remix of MARILLION’s ‘Fugazi’ as a 3CD/BluRay or 4LP via PLG UK.. BMG have a live PAT METHENY album ‘Side-Eye NYC’ on CD or 2LP.. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT also has a new one.. Live album also ‘Unfollow The Tales’, just LP release.. There is a brand new SOILWORK EP and new albums on CD from BELA FLECK, STEPS and lastly via ADA a deluxe reissue of UFO’s fourth album ‘Force It’ as 2CD, 2LP or Limited Indies Clear 2LP

Oh come here to me (Corkism) got some good news in the last few days for some of ye… The 10 copies of WHIPPING BOY’s ‘Heartworm’ we were allocated has increased to 25 copies, so 15 more of ye are getting a copy on the 3rd of Sept.. We will email you.. Sin sin for now on that… More copies of it on Nov 26th if you want to leave your name..

Right so Son for the 10th of September have the new MANIC STREET PREACHERS album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’, and there is a CDDeluxe 2CD BookVinyl and a lovely Indies Only LP with bonus 7”.. Here is ‘The Secret He Had Missed’ from the new record, really looking forward to this one myself 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q3sDyp3mbo



Sony have a live JEAN-MICHEL JARRE album ‘Welcome To The Other Side (Concert From Notre-Damme VR).. It’s out as a CD/BluRay or Vinyl.. Lastly Sony for the 10th of September have the next in the series of DEPECHE MODE 12”  Boxsets, with ‘Ultra’ up next.. Have we done 8 of these Mods sets already??

Universal for the 10th of September have the deluxe reissue of METALLICA’s self titled album or ‘The Black Album’.. Remastered as a 1CDLimited 3CD Digipack ExpandedLimited 180gm 2LP and a really limited and numbered deluxe box set which we have been allocated a number on.. We have 4 box sets left as I write this.. Obviously one of the biggest and most successful albums of all time in music.. Not alone rock music.. 35 Million copies of this album sold already.. 35 Million.. The box set has class content.. We are doing a special price on it also if any left price will revert to €275.. The set includes the album remastered on 2LP 180gm Vinyl and CD, ‘Sad But True’ picture disc, three live LPs, 14CDs and 6DVDs featuring unreleased content (live shows, rough mixes, demos etc).. Downloads for all audio, four tour laminates, lanyard, three lithos, three guitar picks, lyric folder and sheets and a 120 page hardcover book.. Fine price I know but a fine set in fairness..



Uni also has some ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS reinterpreted LP with ‘Spanish Model’, ‘This Year’s Model’ entirely in Spanish.. This is out on CD or LP and Uni are also reissuing ‘This Year’s Model’ to coincide with with release.. Decca are doing a 10th Anniversary of ANDREA BOCELLI’s ‘One Night In Central Park’ as  CD, CD/DVD or first timer on vinyl as a 2LP.. UMC have a new 70s Compilation called ’70’s The Songs’..

JOHN BLEK released his second single from the new album ‘On Ether & Air’ in the last few days and what an uplifting beauty of a song it is, ‘Cormorant’… The opening verse or two sets up the story and as we leave the chorus a few piano keys and Davy’s drums increases the tempo of the song and we are off.. On that trawler with the main character we are.. Trawling the sea for fish.. All good songs do that.. Take you somewhere else.. This for me is as fine a song as John has created.. Here it is.. Well worth a listen (budget a bit tight on d’video i’d say, well well worth a listen) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2-8lW4g34c



John’s new album is out on Friday September 10th and we have 3 separate in-stores then on Saturday the 11th, with support from LEWIS BARFOOT for 2 of them.. Bob will show the science of getting in those album launch performances.. Limited numbers.. Offering 2 to 5 % discount on a purchase for the shows also.. or whatever I said 20% was it??? Depends on me mood on the day!! No no 20% it is.. A few beers and a few spot prizes.. Hopefully will be a lovely afternoon.. Book your spot.. Here are the booking details from Bob :

John Blek – Signing & 3 Limited Capacity In-store Performances.

John Blek releases his new album On Ether & Air on the 10th of September and we will have him for three very special in-store performances on Saturday 11th of September. Basically due to COVID restrictions we want to keep numbers in the shop down so we would ask you to book in for one (and only one) of the three performances by using the free ticket links below. Just click through and pick the time slot that works for you. Limited to 20 people per performance. All we ask for is that if you book it, be there. There’ll be a few celebratory beverages to be had on the day too.

John will be signing from 3pm and the performances will take place at 3.30pm,4.30pm and 5.30pm. We would ask that you leave the shop before the next performance begins in order to keep numbers in the shop down and to make sure we’re all safe and comfortable.3.30pm In-store FREE Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/on-ether-air-musiczone-in-store-330pm-tickets-167289225577

4.30pm In-store FREE Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/on-ether-air-musiczone-in-store-430pm-tickets-167290208517

5.30pm In-store FREE Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-ether-air-musiczone-in-store-530pm-tickets-167291781221

Right over to Bobby again now for some announcements.. Thick and fast they are this weather..

Hey folks, hope you are all keeping safe and well.
A serious amount of releases announced in the last week. Santa Season won’t be long coming around it feels. Only managed to get through half i’d say of the announcements so will be a busy few weeks with it! Few biggies there today nonetheless 

I suppose there is only one place to start.. THE ROLLING STONES 40th Anniversary reissue of ‘Tattoo You’. Really sad news yesterday of the death of the legend, icon and one of the best drummers to have graced this planet Mr. Charlie Watts. Like everyone, reading just excellent stories of the man since the news broke. One of my favourites, after a few gargles Jagger rang demanding ‘Where is my drummer?’. Watts late at night has a shave, gets fully dressed into a suit, walks to Jagger’s room, proceeds to give him a few punches and shouts ‘Don’t ever call me your drummer, you are MY singer.’ Excellent. Truly excellent. A sad sad day for rock music, and the overall music work. R.I.P Charlie Watts. 

With the reissue, there are a host of formats coming, all featuring a new 2021 Remaster of the cracking album. There is a 1CD reissuea 2CD featuring bonus rare material, a standard 1LP Vinyl reissuea Deluxe 2LP reissue featuring bonus rare material. The Super Deluxe formats come as a 4CD / 1LP Picture Disc (CDs here feature the remastered album, rare and bonus material and a live album from Wembley in 1982). There is also a Super Deluxe 5LP Limited Set with the same material.



Some other really nice releases announced in the last week include a 2CD or 2LP Vinyl release of NEIL YOUNG’s ‘Carnegie Hall’ 1970 show, with this show having never been released or heard before. There is a savage NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDs release with ‘B-Sides & Rarities’ being re-released and including a few new formats. The album has now been expanded to ‘Part 1 : 1988 – 2005’ and ‘Part 2 : 2006-2020’. Part 1 is reissued as a 3CD, and the new Part 2 will be released as a 2CDDeluxe 2CD, or standalone 2LP. There is also a lovely ‘Part 1 : 1988 – 2005’ & ‘Part 2 : 2006-2020’ Deluxe 7LP Set. This set will be the first time Part 1 has been pressed on vinyl.



There is a new MOTORHEAD compilation album announced, ‘Everything Louder Forever : The Very Best Of’. This is coming as a 2CD2LP or Deluxe 4LP Fold Out Cover Edition, and is the first best of that will contain Motorhead’s full career. EAGLES have announced that their live album ‘Live From The Forum 76’ will get pressed on vinyl for the first time, and finally on the future releases for this week is the announcement of ED SHEERAN’s brand new studio album ‘=’. This one is coming as a CDVinyl or Indies Exclusive White Vinyl. Quite a bit today, and more  to come for sure over the next few weeks!

Oh apologies folks, there is one more but we are not putting on the site as of now as we are not 100% sure if we will get the stock or not, but it is a nice one so we said we’d mention it. We have asked for 4 copies of a new BREAKING BAD (Music From The Original TV Series) 5 x 10” Coloured Vinyl Record Box Set coming via Music on Vinyl. The set will be 120EUR, and there is only 400 being pressed. Hence we don’t know if we will get them yet! So if you are interested, pop us a mail, and we will note the interest, and if we get lucky and manage to get a few copies we will let you know. We can’t guarantee but will communicate if we run into stock issues and do not get any. Here is a bit of info on the set :

• THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF SONGS FEATURED IN THE FIVE SEASONS OF BREAKING BAD
• 5X10” VINYL IN 5 DIFFERENT JACKETS, EACH 10” REPRESENTING ONE SEASON
• LIFT OFF BOX SET WITH BREAKING BAD LOGO ON FRONT WITH SPECIAL DRIP-OFF VARNISH
• EXCLUSIVE BREAKING BAD POSTER
• EXCLUSIVE “LOS POLLOS HERMANOS” PLASTIC ID BADGE
• BOOKLET WITH EXCLUSIVE PICTURES AND EXTENSIVE LINER NOTES BY THOMAS GOLUBIĆ, MUSICAL SUPERVISOR OF BREAKING BAD
• ALL THE ESSENTIAL BREAKING BAD SONGS BY BADFINGER, CALEXICO, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, AMERICA, FEVER RAY, APPARAT, WHITEY, KNIFE PARTY, THE
PEDDLERS AND OTHERS
• CHARACTER DIALOGUE SNIPPETS BY WALTER, JESSE, SKYLER, MIKE, GUS, SAUL AND MANY MORE
• EXCLUSIVE AND VERY LIMITED EDITION OF 400 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON GREEN (SIDE A/B), BLUE (SIDE C/D), YELLOW (SIDE E/F), PURPLE (SIDE G/H) & RED (SIDE I/J) VINYL


Right so that is it from me this time, back to the boss-man!
Thanks Bob!
The Orchard for the 10th of September have the SPIRITUALIZED reissue of ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’.. Great album.. We were only allocated 5 copies and were sold before we even had a chance to sell them.. Frustrating from a retailer’s point of view when you could sell 25/30 copies.. If anyone wants to go on the list for the repress let us know sher.. CD available alright.. Nice reissue on vinyl of RYAN SHERIDAN’s ‘The Day You Live Forever’ limited gold vinyl coming via Rubyworks on the 10th.. There is also a brand new STEVE HACKETT album on Inside Out ‘Surrender of Silence’ on CD, 2CD or 2LP/DC version also.. 

Lastly VAN & ERIC CLAPTON are together for a charity single.. The song is called ‘Mask / No Mask’ and Ian Brown plays harmonica on it… No he doesn’t! And that’s not the name of the song either… The proceeds of the song are going to Van’s charity for out of work musicians and you can’t argue with that no matter what your beliefs are..

Integral for the 10th of September have great new albums by AMYL & THE SNIFFERSCID RIMMATTHEW E. WHITE, SAINT ETIENNEPOKEY LAFARGE and the LOW new one of course..



Integral for the 17th of Sept have a reissue of AVEY TARE debut ‘Down There’ and a new MILE HIGH CLUB  album also..

Sin é for this week really folks,
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
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John Blek ‘On Ether & Air’ Album Launch In-Stores

Hi everyone,
Guess who’s back?? Yep Shady’s back.. Back again… Nice break.. Badly needed.. Massive thanks to Bobby and Shane for holding the fort and running the show while I didn’t answer an email for 9 days.. Yippee.. 9 days… Back on the Shady horse now.. All good.. The cranky man has disappeared for a while!! Right so, we will star with releases into the siopa for this Friday against the 20th.. The new releases for this week include VILLAGERSLORDEORLA GARTLANDCHRISSIE HYNDEJAKE BUGGMARTIN GOREMARTHA WAINWRIGHTJAMES MCMURTRYSEPULTURAALABAMA 3, and the new FEAR FACTORY album gets the vinyl treatment for the first time. There are reissues from JOHN COLTRANE, ERIC CLAPTONROYKSOPPTHE KNIFEOUTKASTGRANT GREEN, and KENNY BURRELL. On the CD front there are releases from STURGILL SIMPSON.




Right a few nice Irish releases due into us very soon… Recently released debut album by DANI LARKIN ‘Notes For A Maiden Warrior’ will be into us very soon.. Vinyl only for now.. Should be on the site next week.. Here is a tune from the Radio 1 Album of the Week :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52RHOdDOVek

Also we have a solo album due in from BOY ONE (aka Brian Foley.. bassist with The Blades).. The album is entitled ‘Calm Before The Storm‘ : 
The recording of the album ‘CALM BEFORE THE STORM’ was very much a stop start affair interspersed by lockdowns, restricted travel and social distancing. Strange times indeed. However most of the songs were written before Covid reared its ugly head and so a variety of topics are tackled; White collar crime, Regrets late in life, Loneliness, Domestic violence. On the whole though the album is an optimistic affair sprinkled with its share of love songs..glam rock, summer love songs.. piano ballads.. All in all a rich tapestry of pop gems.
Brian sent us a copy of the new single ‘Broken Skies’ but unfortunately we are struggling to get it to link to the newsletter… But it is a damn fine tune… We are looking forward to hearing the full album

Right so here are the releases for the 27th of August… We will have new releases BIG RED MACHINECHRVCHESGOATSTEVE GUNNMARISA ANDERSON / WILLIAM TYLERMAISIE PETERSHALSEY, the NEW ORDER ‘Be A Rebel’ Remixed release and the next releases of ‘The Montreux Years’ live series by MARIANNE FAITHFULL and MUDDY WATERS.. There are reissues from SUPERGRASSHEAVY STEREO, THE KOOKSJ COLEBILL EVANSSPICE GIRLS, and THE BEACH BOYS ‘Feel Flows : The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions’ release on various formats.. On the CD front there is the releases of the TEN YEARS AFTER ‘1967-1974’ 10CD setnew ONE REPUBLIC, and the SISTERS OF MERCY ‘BBC Sessions 1982-194’ CD release..



Video is back this week.. You can check out it below 
https://youtu.be/GdI5Q10Dj74

And moving onto releases for September 3rd.. We will start with Universal and a very limited edition release of TAYLOR SWIFT’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version) on 3LP Gold Vinyl.. We are allocated only a few of these..

It was a funny 5 or 6 weeks in the shop after RSD1.. It was mad busy for the first 6 weeks but things settling now… They were always going to settle.. August has been quiet… But September releases are ramping up and then twill be Santa talk.. Anyway.. Back to Uni for the 3rd of September and we have the Deluxe 50th Anniversary reissues of RORY GALLAGHER’s 1971 debut self titled album.. There is a 5 disc deluxe boxset which includes a brand new mic of the original album, thirty previously unreleased outtakes and alternate takes, a six song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Session.. Box also includes a 50 minute DVD of Rory’s first ever solo concert in Paris.. The box also has a 32 page hardback book with essays, hand written lyrics and an exclusive limited edition poster.. There are only 1500 copies of this boxset products and there are only 3500 copies of the 3LP version also.. word to the wise is all.. As well as the boxset and 3LP formats there is a deluxe 2cd..



Uni also for September 3rd have the 5th studio album by IMAGINE DRAGONS on Polydor entitled ‘Mercury : Act 1’ as a CD, Deluxe CD or LP.. Uni via UMC also for the 3rd of September have a 17CD/3BluRay boxset of VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR which has their entire work recorded for Charisma Records.. 8 Albums in the 70’s via Charisma all spruced up here for this box set.. UMC also have a reissue of SILVERSTEIN’s debut album ‘When Broken Is Easily Fixed’ on canary yellow vinyl… Being sold to us now but not released until November 6th is ELVIS COSTELLO’s ‘Armed Forces’ black vinyl box set.. This 9LP box set was personally curated by Elvis Costello… Brand new master from original master tapes and the sonic fidelity matches the original 1979 pressing.. Eagle via Uni have BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS ‘The Capital Session 73’ on DVD2LP Black Vinyl or 2LP Limited Coloured Vinyl.. Deutsche Grammophon have a VIKINGUR OLAFSSON release ‘Mozart & Contemporaries’ 2LP clear vinyl..  New one from TRNA on Candlelight also..

Onto Warner for 3rd of September and a heavy hitter or two here.. Not many hitting heavier than IRON MAIDEN and their brand new album ‘Senjutsu’ on a host of physical formats.. So there is a 2CD Digipack2CD Book FormatCD / BluRay Memorabilia Box SetStandard 3LP Vinyl, Red & Black Marble 3LP or Limited Silver Splatter 3LP out on the 3rd of Sept via PLG UK.. We are delighted to announce we’ll have a small amount of exclusive Iron Maiden T-Shirts to give away on day of release, more info on this coming in the next week or so!



Warner also has EMMYLOU HARRIS & THE NASH RAMBLERS ‘Ramble in Music City : The Lost Concert’ on CD or LP via Nonesuch.. 1990 Lost treasure here me thinks… It would be remiss of me not to mention Nanci Griffith’s passing in the last week.. What a voice! R.I.P.. Warner also have a brand new (posthumous) album by GERRY RAFFERTY nearly 10 years in the making… It is called ‘Rest in Blue’ and is CD only now.. One of my own favourite albums from 20 years ago gets the reissue treatment also.. SUPER FURRY ANIMAL’s ‘Rings Around The World’ is 20 years old.. A great little record.. Remastered as well.. So there’s a CD2LP and 3CD Deluxe out via BMG on 3rd Sept… Here is ‘Juxtaposed With You’ from the album..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmCZ4f8NhOk

Lastly from Warner for the 3rd of Sept via BMG is the 4th collaborative album between F.S. BLUMM and NILS FRAHM.. Sorry brand new RUDIMENTAL album also out on the 3rd..

I saw on Twitter that THE MURDER CAPITAL tweeted on Monday that it was 2 years since album 1, and 2 very soon.. Got me thinking.. TMC album launch was 15th of August 2019, with a lot of us in the Crane for it.. Special night (ask Young Adam.. We snuck him into the gig as ‘Music Zone Staff’ as he was underage and he was with us for the spine tingling sound check).. Great night altogether.. Will live long in the memory.. Had a few pints with friends in the Hi B after and a bit of  a sing song inside.. 15 days later and the shopping centre in Douglas was nearly burnt to the ground and our business evaporated with it.. (Small fry in the scheme of things and with hindsight, but at the time t’was stressful).. Life throws shit, that’s what it does.. A couple of sound sound members of our community have had shit thrown at them lately and have fights to face… Nothing but well wishes and love from us for them.. They have this.. As Knopfler and Emmylou said ‘there should be laughter after pain.. There should be sunshine after rain’… Chins in the air gents, ye have this xxx

Sony for the 3rd of September really (bar Pearl Jam which is sold out) have MARTIN GORE’s ‘Counterfeit EP’.. The Manic’s album which I am excited about (did I read Nicky Wire refer to it as the Manic’s ‘Pop’ album!) is moved to 10th Sept..

Oh another special Irish release I nearly forgot about.. PADDY CASEY has a new album.. I’d really like Paddy, seen him quite a few times.. Album 5 i think (maybe 6)… The album is called ‘Turn This Ship Around’ and here is the title track for your enjoyment.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mApBxC4y83s
There is 22 songs on the album.. Paddy is a seriously talented dude…



PIAS / Integral for the 3rd of Sept have a reissue of GRIZZLY BEAR’s ‘Yellow House’ 15th Anniversary Edition on Clear Vinyl. 

PIAS / Integral for the 10th of September have the new AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS record on Rough Trade ‘Comfort To Me’ on CD, LP and Indies Only LP.. New album also from CID RIM on LuckyOne Records.. A release I’m really looking forward to is the new LOW album on Sub Pop ‘HEY WHAT’ on CD, Cassette, Vinyl and Indies Only Vinyl.. 10 new songs from the maestros.. Here is ‘Days Like These’ from the new record..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8QiSZRX8dA

Domino via Integral have a brand new MATTHEW E. WHITE album on CD, 2LP or Indies 2LP.. ‘K Bay’ it is called after his home studio.. New West have a brand new POKEY LAFARGE album ‘In The Blossom of Their Shade’ on CD, LP and Indies Only LP (the indies version is orange and comes with a bonus 7” single).. Heavenly Records have the 10th studio release by SAINT ETIENNE ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’ CD, CD/DVD, Indies only crystal clear vinyl..

Right right folks, we have a lovely afternoon coming up on Saturday the 11th of September with the launch of JOHN BLEK’s new album ‘On Ether and Air‘.. (More on the record next week). There will be support from LEWIS BARFOOT for two of the slots.. Here is Bob with the science of it all.. 

John Blek – Signing & 3 Limited Capacity In-store Performances.

John Blek releases his new album On Ether & Air on the 10th of September and we will have him for three very special in-store performances on Saturday 11th of September. Basically due to COVID restrictions we want to keep numbers in the shop down so we would ask you to book in for one (and only one) of the three performances by using the free ticket links below. Just click through and pick the time slot that works for you. Limited to 20 people per performance. All we ask for is that if you book it, be there. There’ll be a few celebratory beverages to be had on the day too.

John will be signing from 3pm and the performances will take place at 3.30pm,4.30pm and 5.30pm. We would ask that you leave the shop before the next performance begins in order to keep numbers in the shop down and to make sure we’re all safe and comfortable.3.30pm In-store FREE Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/on-ether-air-musiczone-in-store-330pm-tickets-167289225577

4.30pm In-store FREE Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/on-ether-air-musiczone-in-store-430pm-tickets-167290208517

5.30pm In-store FREE Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-ether-air-musiczone-in-store-530pm-tickets-167291781221



Right be great to see ye at one of the slots… The last time we had John in for an album launch was a very special night as a lot of ye will remember.. I hope a lot of ye can come out and support again for an hour on the Saturday afternoon of the 11th of September… We hope to make it as special as we can on the day.. We hope to have some spot prizes on the day.. We will have some beverages and refreshments for the afternoon, beer, non-alcoholic beer, vino, soft drinks etc and for those of ye who get a ticket it comes with a 20% off any item in stock (once it’s not put away or a pre-order).. Now to feck what are waiting for.. That’s the craic.. More on the album next week.. Lewis will perform tracks from her album ‘Glenaphuca’ at 4PM and 5PM so looking forward to that also! John will sign copies of his new album before and after the performance..

Nearly forgot ya Bob!! Over to Bobby for any upcoming stuff..

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well this week!
Kicking us off this week for a few pre-order bits down the line is the announcement of the highly anticipated new record by ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS, entitled ‘Raise The Roof’. What an album is their debut ‘Raising Sand’ from back in 2007 I believe. Six Grammys. Didn’t really think that there would ever be a second outing in the pipeline but here we are. New single ‘Can’t Let Go’ picks up right where the last album ended. It’s great. Two great voices. Four formats on this one, two very expensive formats unfortunately. There is a CDDeluxe CDStandard Vinyl and Indies Exclusive Yellow Vinyl. Apologies on the vinyl prices.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-sPS9y7y5c



Two nice ones announced just today via PIAS. GARY NUMAN’s fifth studio album ‘Warriors’ has just been announced for a limited orange vinyl reissue due at the end of September, and they have also announced a brand new PARQUET COURTS record ‘Sympathy For Life’, which is coming as a CDVinylIndies Green Vinyl or a Limited Deluxe Vinyl. This one is due for release late October.

Proper via Demon Records have two ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN reissues due also in October. 2001’s ‘Flowers’ is reissued on white vinyl, and 2005’s ‘Siberia’ is pressed as a 2LP Clear Vinyl, both limited and both long out of print records.

That’s it from mise for this week
Back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!!

Right Orchard for the 3rd of September have the 2CD reissue of the incredible WHIPPING BOY album ‘Heartworm’.. The 10 x LPs we were allocated are long gone.. But we are taking names for the Nov 26th reissue now.. So throw us your name if you want a vinyl copy.. Orchard also have a reissue of BEHEMOTH’s ‘Sventevith’ on various formats..

One last note folks.. We are running a bit tight on mailers and waiting for an order to land in to us.. If anyone who happens to be calling into the shop in the next 3 or 4 days happened to have any spare vinyl shipping mailers lying around at home, we’d happily take them from you if they weren’t needed. Would get us out of jail for the weekend..

Right sin é sin é for this week.. Got a bit carried away.. I missed ye so much I reckon..
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane,
musiczone.ie
P.S… The aul tickets thing is still hoped for… Just saying… Hope.. I know.. Like our chances (hmm… do I mean that?)..
The horse is going full pelt already!

Oasis ‘Knebworth 1996’ Release, An Iconic Time For Music, And Villagers One Week Away

Hey everyone
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Last week of myself on newsletter duties, Boss-Man due back from his yachting adventure this Friday! 
May be another short and sweet newsletter this week. Half typing this up on Tuesday, and half typing it on Wednesday. Getting the second jab done on Wednesday morning (happy days!) and heading to see Mr. John Blek in the fine establishment that is Coughlan’s at 6:30PM after it. (First time attending a gig since February 2020, which also happened to be Mr. John Blek). May just have to leave all the giving out to the boss-man for next week. 

Right we’ll head straight into it. Releases for this Friday the 13th of August up first. We will have new releases by THE KILLERSSHERYL CROW, JUNGLE, and the new MODERN LOVE Bowie Covers release.. There are reissues by PEARL JAM, NINA SIMONESUEDETRAVIS, DAN FOGELBERGCORINNE BAILEY RAETHE WEATHER STATION, DAVE BRUBECKTELEVISION PERSONALITIESHOWLIN WOLF, and JOAN SHELLEY. A quiet enough week, it seems that most of August has been quiet enough on the release front. 



Right so onto release for August 20th. The new releases for the week include the new album ‘Fever Dreams’ by VILLAGERS on CDVinylIrish Exclusive Vinyl or Indies LP. There are also new releases from LORDE (we have a few copies more of the Indies Exclusive LP. If we have you down for the standard and would like to upgrade to the Indies, let us know and we will sort), ORLA GARTLANDCHRISSIE HYNDEJAKE BUGGMARTIN GOREMARTHA WAINWRIGHTJAMES MCMURTRYSEPULTURAALABAMA 3, and the new FEAR FACTORY album gets the vinyl treatment for the first time. There are reissues from JOHN COLTRANE, ERIC CLAPTONROYKSOPPTHE KNIFEOUTKASTGRANT GREEN, and KENNY BURRELL. On the CD front there are releases from STURGILL SIMPSON and DAVE. 




Moving on to releases for August 27th, and definitely the busiest release day of the month. We’ll start with Warner. The biggest from Warner for the 27th is the reissue of the excellent ‘In It For The Money’ by SUPERGRASS from back in 1997 (a great time for music, more on that later). This one is coming as a deluxe 3CD or as a Indies Only Turquoise Vinyl with a bonus 12”.  



WEA also have the new TEN YEARS AFTER 1967-1974 10CD Boxset which was originally due out in July for the 27th. MARIANNE FAITHFULL and MUDDY WATERS are the next releases in ‘The Montreux Years’ Series with Vinyl and CD releases for both. There is a silver vinyl pressing of PANIC! AT THE DISCO’s ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ on the Fueled By Ramen label for release on the 27th through WEA, as is MAISIE PETERS debut release, which is coming on CD or Limited White Vinyl. Finally Warner have the CD reissue of SISTERS OF MERCY’s ‘BBC Sessions 1982-1984’, which was released on vinyl for RSD this year.

Next up is Universal who also have a good few nice releases. First up is the new CHRVCHES album ‘Screen Violence’. Really like this Scottish groups last few outings. Great pop music and always enjoyed the happy synth sound mixed with sometimes quite dark lyrics, always a contradiction I like a lot in music. Latest single ‘How Not To Drown’ features Robert Smith of The Cure. Available on CDVinyl or Indies Red Vinyl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U_LhzgwJ4U



Uni also have the new HALSEY album ‘If I Can’t Have Love I Want Power’ on CDVinyl or Indies White Vinyl for August 27th. There is a reissue of SPICE GIRLS ‘Wannabe’ EP for the 25th Anniversary on Picture Disc vinyl or Cassette, both very limited. Uni also have the 15th Anniversary reissue of THE KOOK’s ‘Inside In, Inside Out’, featuring 13 previously unreleased tracks, coming as a 2LP vinyl or 2CD. There is a new BEACH BOYS collection due from Uni on the 27th, entitled ‘Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’, and is released as a 2CD2LP, 4LP Set and 5CD Set. The collection is based on the landmark 1970/1971 albums ‘Sunflower’ and ‘Surf’s Up’, and all formats feature a host of unreleased and rare material, as well as the 2019 remasters of each album.



Last couple from Uni for the 27th include the vinyl release of the latest J COLE album ‘The Off Season’, and a new ONE REPUBLIC album (CD only for now) called ‘Human’. Lastly from Uni there is a vinyl reissue of ‘Trio 64’ from BILL EVANS on the Verve Label. Only about 25-30 quid more expensive than when we last had this on vinyl a few years back. Did I say no giving out this week? …Sorry! 

PIAS for August 27 have the new BIG RED MACHINE album on CD (vinyl formats pushed back now), NEW ORDER’s ‘Be A Rebel Remixed’ CD or Clear Vinyl, as well as more new releases from STEVE GUNN, and MARISA ANDERSON & WILLIAM TYLER.

Cargo for the 27th have a non-album material compilation LP from the mighty GOAT entitled ‘Headsoup’, on clear green vinyl with a bonus 7”..

Moving on to The Orchard releases for August 27th. JORJA SMITH’s newest EP ‘Be Right Back’ get’s its vinyl release after coming out on CD earlier in the summer. There are two BORIS reissues coming via Third Man Records of ‘Flood’ and ‘NO’ standard or indies only vinyl. There is a new ENTER SHIKARI release, ‘Moratorium (Broadcasts From The Interruption)’, a home sessions / acoustic live album which was recorded on YouTube and other various platforms throughout 2020 and 2021. There is a new album from THE NEAL MORSE BAND, their fourth entitled ‘Innocence & Danger’ on a few different formats, and finally there is a couple of CHILDREN OF BODOM coloured vinyl reissues of ‘Hatebreeder’ and ‘Something Wild’. We don’t have these set up on the site yet so if looking for anything pop us a mail at shop@musiczone.ie and we can note in the order book for you!

Right, busy one August 27th to be fair!

Onto a few down the line bits announced in the last week. It’s not been too busy but a few good’uns!

We’ll start with the biggy. A 250,000 people biggy. The biggest gig in the UK up until that point (not sure would there be many bigger since either). 2 shows, quarter of a million people over two nights. Apparently there was enough demand to sell out 7 nights. I am of course talking about the legendary OASIS ‘Knebworth 1996’ gigs, getting their first ever official release for the 25th Anniversary on November 19th, to go with the release of the brand new documentary on the gigs which is in cinemas in September. As mentioned earlier, what a time for music. Support from the day includes The Manics, The Prodigy, The Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene, The Chemical Brothers and more. Wouldn’t get a line up like that today! And the headliners. A band, on their second album, 3 years into their career, having become that huge. Will it ever happen again on that scale? My guess, with t’internet and how accessible music has become is that it will be very very difficult for a band to ever do it that quickly, and get that big again. But an iconic moment. So get on with the release Bob! There are a few formats, there is a BluRaya 3DVD (both of these formats include both the Oasis gigs and the documentary), a 2CD of the gigsa deluxe 2CD / DVD (includes the documentary), and a 3LP Vinyl Record pressing. Looking forward to hearing this a lot, and seeing the documentary. A legendary gig. Here is the trailer for the documentary : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPVyla5Jz9M


 
Next up, one not too far down the line (and CD is out already). Now up on the site for vinyl release for August 20th is the new JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN album ‘I Would Not Live Always’, out via Proper / River Lea records. Great Irish folk music here from the debut album Dublin singer. John is a member of celebrated traditional group Skipper’s Alley and is joined here by bandmate Ultan O’Brien for the album. You can check out a live version of track ‘Lovely Joan’ below : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg3SdXTr9Vo

Final couple for down the line releases include a lovely 6CD or 11LP box set from MARK KNOPFLER ‘Studio Albums 1’, which has the first 5 solo album from the Dire Straits front-man and a B-Sides compilation for the same era. There is also the brand new, 10th studio outting from BILLY BRAGG, entitled ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’ due out in November on CDVinyl or Indies Exclusive Transparent Green & Blue VinylJAMES BLAKE returns with a brand new album ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’ out via Uni on CD or Vinyl on September 10th. There is also the announcement of a special Limited Edition CD version of the new COLDPLAY album ‘Music Of The Spheres’, to go with the exclusive splatter vinyl format and standard CD out October 15th.



Spotify playlist for August 27th now up at link below. Busy week of release so plenty of listening! 
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASE PLAYLIST AUGUST 27TH

Right quickly onto PIAS for September 3rd, who have the GRIZZLY BEAR Indies Clear vinyl reissue of second album ‘Yellow House’ for the 15th Anniversary. Standard vinyl also available on this one. They also have a reissue of AMON TOBIN’s ‘Out From Out Where’ on Opaque Gold Vinyl.

Right so, sin sin from me folks. Boss-Man back in the siopa on Friday, and back on newsletter duties next week. 
Thanks as always for listening, hope everyone has a good week.
Oh one last thing. Just got a call from the Boss-Man. Didn’t want to talk about the shop at all, only wanted to talk tickets! He is asking if there is anyone out there who would happen to have access to a ticket (or two!) to the All Ireland Final, if there was any chance at all you could pop him and email at shop@musiczone.ie it would be absolutely magic. No harm in asking, no shop talk until Friday he says though! 
Thanks everyone,
Bobby, Shane & The Boss-Man
musiczone.ie

Love Record Stores 2021 Lists Announced, New Primal Scream & Black Sabbath Box!

Hi everyone,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well this week.
Bobby here this week, boss-man is off on a well earned break, so myself and Shane will be holding the fort for the next week and a bit.

We’ll start today with a bit of house keeping before flying through the releases for the next few weeks (may be flying these next two weeks to fit everything in). First up we would like to say a massive thank you to NIAMH REGAN for her truly special in-store Friday 30th of July, and to all who came to support. It was lovely to have live music back in the siopa again, really enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing Niamh back in Cork for her show in Coughlan’s in November!




Some big news breaking this week with the announcement that LOVE RECORD STORES (LRS I will refer it to as from here on) is going ahead again this year. Again, releases will be very limited, and like RSD we can not hold or put away any stock. It will be sold on Saturday September 4th in-store from 9AM first come first served, and all remaining stock will be online from 6PM. (More info here in the coming weeks). So there is three companies involved this year, Integral, Cargo and Republic of Music. I will attach a full list of releases below from all three companies, but I only have pricing for Integral as we speak. Most of the releases are down for September 4th, but a few Integral releases are marked for later release. All the orders will still go up in the next week.

With Ray being away this week and the orders needing to go up, we will not be taking wish lists. We hope to order in enough stock to cover the titles, but there will be cuts and disappointments, with stock being so limited. We will do our best to cover everything people may be interested in, and will communicate any problems and cuts as we know more. So here is the list for the full LRS 2021 release :
https://musiczone.ie/love-record-stores-2021-release-list/

Right so, on to releases for this Friday the 6th of August. There is the release of the GEORGE HARRISON ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Boxsets on a few formats. We will have new releases by JACKSON BROWNEMR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST, STAINDBARBRA STREISANDWILLY MASON, WILL YOUNGDAVELIARS, TROPICAL FUCK STORM, and the DEMON’S SOULS OST on vinyl.. There are reissues due from LCD SOUNDSYSTEMBRIAN MAYO.M.D, SONNY CLARK, MCCOY TYRNERMAX RICHTER, THE ART OF NOISE, and NIGHTWISH..



Onto releases for the 13th of August. We will have new releases by THE KILLERSSHERYL CROW, JUNGLE, and the new MODERN LOVE Bowie Covers release.. There are reissues by PEARL JAM, NINA SIMONESUEDETRAVIS, DAN FOGELBERGCORINNE BAILEY RAETHE WEATHER STATION, DAVE BRUBECKTELEVISION PERSONALITIESHOWLIN WOLF, and JOAN SHELLEY.



There is no video this week with Ray being away, will be back to that in a week or two!

No giving out from me this week folks, will have to think of something over the next 7 days for next week! Will just fly through the releases today. If there is anything we didn’t manage to get a link up for today, pop us an email at shop@musiczone.ie and we will note it in the order book for you!  Starting us off for the 20th of August, Warner have CHRISSIE HYNDE’s ‘Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’ on CD or Vinyl, the vinyl release of FEAR FACTORY’s newest LP and the new SEPULTURA vinyl release, a reissue of EXODUS ‘Shovel Head Kill Machine’, and a reissue of GARBAGE’s self titled LP and ‘Garbage 2.0’ on Vinyl or 2CD.



Universal for the 20th of August have the brand new LORDE album ‘Solar Power’ on VinylLimited Indies Vinyl (indies sold out now, sorry) and a new disc-less limited format. Uni also have the vinyl release of the OLIVIA RODRIGO LP ‘Sour’, on standard black or indies exclusive coloured LP. There is an anniversary reissue of ERIC CLAPTON self titled debut on Vinyl or Deluxe 4CD, there is a 2LP Vinyl or CD reissue of JOHN COLTRANE’s ‘Another Side Of John Coltrane‘. On the CD front there is a Best Of 90s 3CD compilation and a reissue of BECKY HILL’s debut album. Blue Note have reissues by GRANT GREEN and KENNY BURRELL. And finally from Uni via Concord for the 20th there is a reissue of VINCE GUARALDI TRIO’s ‘A Boy Named Charlie Brown’ OST.

Sony for the 20th of August have the brand new LP by JAKE BUGG, and a reissue of OUTKAST’s ‘Atliens’.

PIAS for the 20th of August have my own personal most anticipated album of the year with ‘Fever Dreams’ by VILLAGERS. Really can’t wait for this one. Still a few copies of the Irish Exclusive Vinyl release available, as well as CD and Standard Vinyl. There are also new releases by MARTIN GOREJAMES MCMURTRY, and reissues by THE KNIFE, and ROYKSOPP.



Orchard for the 20th of August have the new debut album by Irish artist ORLA GARTLAND, entitled ‘Woman On The Internet’. Another really exciting Irish release for the 20th! Check out the new single ‘You’re Not Special, Babe’ below : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgAvGT28lqc

They also have a new MARTHA WAINWRIGHT album ‘Love Will Be Reborn’ on CD or vinyl, as well as a limited CD version of STURGILL SIMPSON’s new album (and third in 12 months!) ‘The Ballad Of Good & Juanita’. No vinyl as of yet on this one. December I think for the vinyl release. This indies CD comes with an exclusive print.

Republic of Music for the 20th have a few nice releases and represses. First up, one of the favourites of 2021 in the siopa so far, there is a much in demand repress of the new FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA album ‘Promises’. There is a repress of the standard vinyl and the exclusive vinyl pressed on 180gm vinyl. Here is Movement 1 from the LP, well worth checking the album out if you haven’t heard it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvlyttLEQlk



ROM also have a new ALABAMA 3 album entitled ‘Step 13’ for release on August 20th, out on CD or Orange Coloured Vinyl.

Right onto the part for a few bits down the line just announced! 
Starting us off here, Sony for September 17th have a nice 30th Anniversary reissue of the excellent ‘Screamadelica’ by PRIMAL SCREAM. This deluxe reissue is coming on two formats, a lovely 10 x 12” Vinyl Boxset, and a 2LP Picture Disc reissue of the classic LP.



The next in the Super Deluxe series by BLACK SABBATH has been announced, this time up the band’s 7th LP ‘Technical Ecstasy’, due for release October 1st. There will be a 5LP Vinyl set or a 4CD Set released, both featuring live and rare material, out-takes and a full new mix of the album done by Steven Wilson. 

Next up is the reissue of EVA CASSIDY’s 1996 live album ‘Live At Blues Alley’ for the albums 25th Anniversary. It will be reissued on CD and for first time on vinyl, pressed at 45RPM for enhanced audio quality, and is due to land in on October 15th. Finally on the future release front is the vinyl release of TWENTY ONE PILOT’s new album ‘Scaled And Icy’, which is due in in November on standard vinyl or indies exclusive clear vinyl. 

Our playlist is now live for new releases for August 20th at the following link : 
MUSIC ZONE PLAYLIST – NEW RELEASES AUGUST 20TH

Right so folks, finally from mise for this week is PIAS for August 27th. There is the release of BIG RED MACHINE’s new album ‘How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?’ on CD (vinyl now pushed back until October 15th). We are sold out of the indies vinyl, and i’m afraid have very limited stock only remaining on the standard vinyl, both formats were limited and allocated.



They also have the 12” Remix of NEW ORDERS’ ‘Be A Rebel Remixed‘ on CD or clear vinyl. STEVE GUNN returns with a brand new album ‘Other You’ available on CD or Indies Only Clear Vinyl. Guitarists MARISA ANDERSON & WILLIAM TYLER join together to release ‘Lost Futures’ via Thrill Jockey on August 27th. Some serious CVs these two have, have between played with artists such as Lambchop, Sharon Van Etten, Silver Jews and more. Finally from PIAS for the 27th is the release of YANN TIERSEN’s new album ‘Kerber’ on indies only white vinyl with a poster included.

That’s it from me for this week folks, 
Hope everyone has a good week!
Until next week,
Bobby, Shane & the Boss-Man,
musiczone.ie

Love Record Stores 2021 : Release List

INTEGRAL LIST

ArtistTitleFormatDescription/colourRelease/Stock Date123retail
Angel OlsenMy Woman1xLPMagenta Mix (Opaque) Vinyl9/4/2021€32.00
Arlo ParksCollapsed In Sunbeams12″Red vinyl, includes signed insert9/4/2021€30.00
BicepIslesPicture Disc + PrintBicep Logo Picture Disc + Print of Logo9/4/2021€50.00
Black Country, New RoadFor the first timeLPEco-wax special edition – 1x 140g eco wax vinyl, 350gsm cardboard colour sleeve with matte finish, White paper inner sleeves, 16 page lyric booklet, Sticker, Download code included9/4/2021€30.00
Black PumasS/T Clear editionClear vinyl, housed in clear PVC sleeveStock: 1st December€20.00
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubBeat The Devil’s Tattoo2LPMilky clear vinyl with black heavy splatterStock: 28th October€35.00
EditorsIn DreamClear LPrepress on clear vinylDue 3rd December€30.00
Flowered UpWeekender12”Pink vinyl9/4/2021€22.00
Flowered UpWeatheralls Weekender12”Yellow Vinyl9/4/2021€22.00
GhostpoetShedding SkinPurple LPrepress on purple vinylDue 3rd December€30.00
The Go! TeamThunder Lightning StrikeLP MAGENTA VINYL (+STICKER SHEET)9/4/2021€30.00
Greentea PengRising EPrepress on a new colour – transparent red Due 4th October€22.00
Hurray For The Riff Raff Small Town HeroesTBC Purple-clear vinylOpaque purple vinyl Stock: 25th October€26.00
Hurray For The Riff Raff The NavigatorTBC Eco WaxEco-waxStock: 18th November€30.00
Jackie MittooThe Keyboard King2LPOne-off pressing Very Limited Edition special 20th anniversary edition – Special blue transparent coloured double vinyl + gatefold sleeve + download release exclusively for Love Record Stores 9/4/2021€40.00
Julia JacklinDon’t Let The Kids Win12″Repress new colour – Red 74Due 5th April 2022€30.00
Julien BakerLittle OblivionsLPGold vinyl9/4/2021€26.00
Lord HuronLonesome DreamsMint LPrepress on mint vinylDue 10th December€30.00
LowOnes & Sixes1xLPWhite Vinyl 1xLP9/4/2021€32.00
Magnolia Electric CoFading Trails1xLPPatina Rust vinyl9/4/2021€32.00
MelvinsWorking With God1xLPOrange Vinyl9/4/2021€28.00
MogwaiAs The Love Continues2LPNew colour – Gold9/4/2021€35.00
MushLines RedactedLPLIMITED EDITION PURPLE SPLATTER LP9/4/2021€30.00
Nilufer YanyaMiss Universe 2LPTBC Galaxy coloured vinylStock: 18th November€35.00
Rozi PlainWhat A BoostLPLIMITED EDITION BOOST BLUE VINL (+ SIGNED POSTCARD): 9/4/2021€30.00
Sand BandAll Through the NightLPHeavyweight vinyl + stickerStock: 27th September€30.00
Savage Gary feat. Georgia/DEWEYQuarantine Sampler 312″Black 9/24/2021€20.00
ShameSong Of Praise1xLPGreen Tri-Color Striped Effect vinyl9/4/2021€32.00
Sharon Van Etten Are We There1xLPClear + Black & Blue vinyl9/4/2021€32.00
Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow1xLPCotton Candy Splash Vinyl9/4/2021€32.00
SilverfishFat AxlLP Red Splatter Vinyl9/4/2021€33.00
SlowdiveSlowdive1xLPOlive Opaque vinyl9/4/2021€32.00
SoulwaxMuch Against Everyones AdviceLPrepress on blue vinylDue 3rd December€30.00
SoundgardenScreaming Life/FOPP2xLPOpaque Orange/White Split 2xLP9/4/2021€32.00
Ulrich SchnaussNow Is A Timeless Present (Outtakes, Demos & Fragments) (Remixed – Re-recorded 2019)Clear 2LPdouble clear vinyl version of the unreleased CD that was contained in the CD box set we released Dec 2019.9/4/2021€30.00
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II1xLPClear with White Splatter vinyl9/4/2021€32.00
VA / Soul Jazz Records PresentsDeutsche Elektronische Musik 24LP BOXSETOne-off pressing Very Limited Edition Heavyweight Box Edition (includes 4 LP + Insert + 2 Art prints + individual inners + download) exclusively for Love Record StoresDue 20th September€115.00

CARGO LIST

ArtistTitleLabelGenreRelease Date
Dub Narcotic Sound SystemBoot PartyGlass ModernIndie04/09/2021
FootWhy Foot?Glass ModernDance & Electronic04/09/2021
Modern StudiesLife Flows In Endless Song / The Body Is A Tide (Double EP)Fire RecordsIndie04/09/2021
NanoclusterVol 1 Immersion with Tarwater, Laetitia Sadier, Ulrich Schnauss, Scanner.Swim RecordsDance & Electronic04/09/2021
PlutoRisingGlass ModernDance & Electronic04/09/2021
Sonic Youth & The Pastels Play The New York DollsSplitGlass ModernIndie04/09/2021
Various ArtistsHeaven On Fire (Compiled by Jane Weaver)Fire RecordsIndie04/09/2021
     

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC LIST

ArtistTitleFormat
HINDSI DON’T RUN (PICTURE DISC)LP PIC DISC
DREAM WIFEDREAM WIFE (PICTURE DISC)LP PIC DISC
AILBHE REDDYHOLLOWED OUT SEA EPCOLOUR EP
POLLY SCATTERGOOD IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT EPCOLOUR EP

Villagers ‘Fever Dreams’ Is Nearly Here, Our Niamh Regan In-Store On Friday 2

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well folks.. This is my last newsletter for a few weeks.. I have a little bit of time off.. So my last day in the shop is this Saturday the 31st of July.. We are open Sunday the 1st of August 11-4 as usual, but closed on the Bank Holiday Monday.. I’m working from home doing the orders that day but i’m off then from Tuesday the 2nd of August until Friday the 13th of August… So really looking forward to the time off… It’s been 12 months since I took some time and although I love what I do, I really feel I need a break from it… Bobby and Shane will take the reigns.. Thanks lads!!! Get them on email at shop@musiczone.ie or on the phone at 021-4967119.. They will cover all comms when i’m gone including the newsletter.. Communication is a busy part of our world and something we have to stay on top of every few hours.. A lot of it can be fruitless but we have to stay with it.. Cause it’s important to hopefully bring someone back a second time which may bare fruit… There are circa 200 communications on email a day… Glorified secretaries we are!! But crucial.. No emails no business.. So Bob will do newsletters for the next 2 weeks and may even turn into a ‘Grumpy Ray’ for that 10 days or so!! 

Just about our email… shop@musiczone.ie is a good one to use, or raymusiczone@gmail.com but not the old musiczone@eircom.net… That one is a gone.. Won’t get to us with eircom.net…

Right so few other bits of house keeping stuff.. We still have a handful of spots left for NIAMH REGAN‘s in-store with us this Friday the 30th at 4PM… We are so looking forward to this here in the shop.. Honoured to welcome Niamh to our humble abode.. ‘Hemet‘ is a super record and Niamh will be singing songs from it here on Friday at 4 and hopefully signing a few copies also.. If you can’t get in and want a signed copy please email and we will sort it.. 5 Spots / Households left for this socially distanced in-store… We would love to see ye.. Here is ‘Save the Day’ from the album 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTxYlV6CRnY



Another fierce interesting release (which I forgot about until now) is a debut release on Skinty Records.. It’s a Trad compilation called ‘Goitse A Thaisce : A Compilation Of Irish Music Volume 1’. The label was founded by Tom Coll (drummer with Fontaines D.C.).. These are a collection of Traditional Irish Songs that mean a lot to Tom.. Tom and his bandmates have always been friendly and kind to the siopa here.. There record is limited to 1000 copies and pressed on 180gm Vinyl.. Here is a few words from Tom on the record. It is out on the 6th of August.. Give us a nod please if you would like a copy..

The idea for this record came from an extended period of time living back in my family home in
the west of Ireland. Here, I found myself in the midst of a vast, mountainous landscape, a place
that vividly recalled my childhood memories of old Irish traditional music. This experience
sparked a need to immerse myself in the tradition once again. Trad was my first musical love
over any other, so it feels very gratifying to put together this compilation.
Every tune on this record holds a special place in my heart. Whether it’s by lifelong heroes such
as The Bothy Band or Planxty, family friends like Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh or Emer Mayock, or by
contemporary artists pushing the boundaries of the tradition like Lisa O’Neill or Ye Vagabonds,
these songs have soundtracked my life thus far.
If this record can introduce just one person to the world of Irish music, then it has served its
purpose. The tradition has so much depth and richness to it, and I urge you to please delve into
it with an open heart. The title of the record roughly translates to “come here my darling,” which
is the sentiment I feel when I hear these tunes. Hopefully they can bring about that same feeling
for you.
Tom Coll – Skinty Records / Fontaines DC




Right so releases for this Friday the 30th of July.. We have new releases by BILLIE EILISH, LUMP, PRINCELEON BRIDGESDURAND JONES & AND THE INDICATIONSSON VOLT, VADERPEACHESDEE SNIDER, YOLANATHANIEL RATELIFF, and the new ARETHA FRANKLIN compilation.. There are reissues by THIN LIZZY, THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRAMUDHONEY, ERASUREFELA KUTI, SCRITTI POLITTI, MARILLIONBRYAN FERRY, PANIC! AT THE DISCOSPACEMAN 3, PERE UBU, .. On the CD front there are a couple of GEEZER BUTLER releases and the new JACKSON BROWNE album on CD only for now..



Following on are the releases for the 6th of August. There is the release of the GEORGE HARRISON ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Boxsets on a few formats. We will have new releases by JACKSON BROWNEMR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST, STAINDBARBRA STREISANDWILLY MASON, WILL YOUNGDAVELIARS, TROPICAL FUCK STORM, and the DEMON’S SOULS OST on vinyl.. There are reissues due from LCD SOUNDSYSTEMBRIAN MAYO.M.D, SONNY CLARK, MCCOY TYRNERMAX RICHTER, THE ART OF NOISE, and NIGHTWISH..



Right so onto releases for the 13th of August.. EMI via Universal have the seventh studio album by THE KILLERS ‘Pressure Machine’.. Another record born out of the silence of the pandemic.. A record that may not have happened if COVID didn’t curse us.. The album is available as CDStandard LPCassette and as a limited Grey Slipcased Version of the black vinyl available only to selected accounts (we’d be one of them selected accounts!)..



Big Machine via Uni have a SHERYL CROW live album ‘Live From The Ryman’ as a 2CD or a 4LP which is out on Sept 3rd.. UMC have a reissue of TRAVIS ’12 Memories’ as an indie only shop and Direct 2 Consumer (D2C) limited release.. UMC also have a reissue (we it says a reissue, I would have thought it wasn’t pressed on vinyl before) of CORINNE BAILEY RAE’s self titled debut album..

Integral for the 13th of August have the record by DEVENDRA BANHART & NOAH GEORGESON ‘Refuge’ as well as the new JOSIENNE CLARK CD…

One that landed yesterday and is on the site now is the new POWER OF DREAMS CD ‘Ausländer’.. Looking forward to getting stuck into this one.. I believe the LP release isn’t until early 2022.. CD here now folks.. 

Sony for the 13th of August have the single standard black reissue of PEARL JAM’s ‘No Code‘…

Sony for the 20th of August have the new album by JAKE BUGG ‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ on CD, Vinyl or Indies Only Clear vinyl… I have always liked this dude.. A bit underrated I feel commercially underrated anyway.. Here is ‘Lost’ from the new record..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7iwY1oIwO8

OUTKAST have a anniversary reissue of second record ‘Atliens’ out through Sony on the 20th of August also…

Another one I meant to mention to ye loads of times is a local release by Cork band THE LOVE BUZZ.. 10 Track EP called ‘Here Comes The Scum’ and it’s bloody cracking in my opinion.. The lads are half mad if not 3/4 i’d say but a have a real rock n’ roll swagger to them, not put on.. A real dirty swagger.. It’s a fine E.P.. Here is ‘Harp’ from the EP.. Great stuff altogether..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AjysjWAUYQ

Warner for the 13th of August have a reissue of NINA SIMONE’s ‘Little Girl Blue’ via BMG.. CD, Standard LP and Indies Blue LP available.. Nuclear Blast on the 13th of August release ‘Sepulquatra’ by Sepultura which is a project borne out of a podcast during lockdown where the band some hits with musical friends across the globe.. Just available on CD for now, vinyl down the road..



The Orchard for the 13th of August have a reissue of THE WEATHER STATION’s second album ‘All Of It Was Mine’ on Fat Possum.. Indies Bone Colour vinyl available.. BBE Music via The Orchard are releasing ‘Modern Love’ a diverse compendium of specially commissioned cover versions of rarities and classics in tribute to David Bowie (the forgotten man of RSD)… The likes of Khruangbin, Kit Sebastian, and Helado Negro are doing covers.. They tell (The Orchard) that stock is limited so I won’t promise here but let me know if interested.. 2CD or 2LP are the formats..

Cargo for the 13th of August have a couple of JOAN SHELLY Reissues on Coloured Vinyl ‘Electric Ursa’ and ‘Ginko’ via No Quarter… Cargo also have a repress of HOWLIN’ WOLF ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Album’ on the Get on Down Label…

Proper for the 13th of August have the brand new JUNGLE album ‘Loving In Stereo’ on CD, Cassette or Indies Only Transparent Blue LP via Caiola Records.. 

I am going to hand over to Bobby now to run through announcements etc..

Hey folks,
Hope everyone is keeping safe and well.
Not a huge pile from myself this week so will try keep it short and sweet!
Kicking us off this week is a biggy. 50 years since one of our own legends released his first solo record following the break up of Taste. That is of course the excellent self titled album by Cork’s own RORY GALLAGHER. One of my own favourite records, and what I think is one of the best album covers ever. Just pure simple, but effective. There is a few formats for this 50th Anniversary Edition, including a 2CD3LP or Deluxe Limited 4CD/DVD set. Lots of unreleased takes, live material etc with the extras. 



We have a game of Fastest Fingers First unfortunately again this week. This time it’s a 5LP Coloured Vinyl Boxset release from the excellent SUFJAN STEVENS. ‘Convocations‘ is the title of the release, which was put out first in May 2021 (first time release on vinyl here). It’s an instrumental album made up of 5 different volumes, recorded during lockdown and it explores the the grief Stevens’ felt following his father’s death. Unfortunately folks we are only allocated one copy of this. So best way if interested is to buy over the website, as once it’s gone it’s gone for good i’m afraid.

Finally from me, two last nice ones for this week. The Orchard are doing a 10th Anniversary (first time on vinyl) pressing of RYAN SHERIDAN’s debut LP ‘The Day You Live Forever’ on gold vinyl. And finally there is a new SAINT ETIENNE record announced for September entitled ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’. This is coming on CDVinyl or Indies Only Clear Vinyl (only 4 copies of the indies allocated to us).

That’s it from mise for this week folks, back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!

Right so PIAS / Integral have a biggie / biggie on the 20th of August with the release of VILLAGERS fifth studio album ‘Fever Dreams’ on Domino… Ah great, really looking forward to it.. It’s available on CDStandard Vinyl, and a really limited Irish Only Indie Shop Press on Oxblood Coloured Vinyl into black poly lined inners into a die-cut sleeve with four interchangeable covers, with digital download cards.. Great to see downloads included.. If anyone up the food chain is listening.. Download codes should be a given,, We hear it daily on the shop floor.. Consumers want the codes folks.. Less and less download codes it seems to me.. Charging enough.. Stick the code in the record.. Consumers want the codes.. Is there anybody out there??? Just nod if you can hear me..
Right back to Mr. O’Brien.. 5th Villagers record out on the 20th of August with a really nice Irish Shops Only Vinyl.. Tickets for the Opera House still about maybe.. From what I have heard so far of ‘Fever Dreams’ it’s beautiful.. Here is ‘So Simpatico’ from the album.. Let this wash over you.. Beautiful song.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bguJJOGdAwU



Integral also for the 20th of August have a new JAMES MCMURTRY album on New West ‘The Horses and the Hounds’. There are some really limited reissues by THE KNIFE ‘Deep Cuts’ and ‘Silent Shout’ as well as ROYKSOPP’s class ‘Meoldy A.M’ and lastly via Mute is MARTIN GORE’s ‘The Third Chimpanzee Remixed’ on CD and coloured vinyl..

Sin more or less é for this week folks,
If I don’t see ye later in the week, see ye soon
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane,
musiczone.ie

New Bob Dylan, Pixies And War On Drugs Releases, Niamh Regan Live Performance Announcement 1

Hi folks,
Hope all is well enough with ye… Going to start this week with last week’s dinner.. Apologies once again to those of ye we let down.. Sorry I am talking about the Whipping Boy reissue on vinyl for 3rd of Sept.. To cut a long story short the late land distribution company got caught out by demand (the retailers knew).. I believe less than 80 copies are going to be in the country on vinyl for the 3rd of September now.. One shop could have sold them!! Anyway, we always want a firm number of records we can sell and in this case also we kept asking.. 100 Copies.. That was the hope.. Went on the site and on sale at 11AM.. 6 hours later, bad news a far far cry from 100… Pules apart.. Anyway let’s park Sept 3, vinyl 2nd press now for late November.. Guaranteed the 100 copies for then so the list is full open.. Email us if you want to get a copy from us.. Crucial going forward that shops are allocated quantities so they do not oversell and look like Trotter’s independent trading company New York – Paris – Caro – Cork… Anyway the winter will be here soon enough..

Right moving onto releases for this Friday 23rd of July.. We will have new releases by KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD (vinyl not till August), ANNE-MARIELEON BRIDGERSDREAM THEATER, DAVID CROSBY (CD only for now), HEAVY WATER, DARKSIDEPIROSHKACHRISTONE KINGFISH INGRAM (CD only for now)a 4AD Compilation  and the PAUL MCCARTNEY ‘III Imagined’ release.. There are reissues by THE UNDERTONESSTONE TEMPLE PILOTSPJ HARVEY / JOHN PARISHTHE SHINSR.E.M. ‘Radio Free Europe’ 7” (a few copies still remaining)EVA CASSIDY, MUDHONEYTHE LLOYD MCNEIL QUARTETTHE WEDDING PRESENT CD/DVDENIGMA2PACDEXTER GORDON, and GLEN CAMPBELL.



Video for last week’s releases now up on Youtube at the following link : 
https://youtu.be/jcLYOCYkb48


And out for release on the 30th of July are new records by BILLIE EILISHLUMPPRINCELEON BRIDGESDURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONSJACKSON BROWNE (CD Only until Aug 6 for Vinyl), VADERSON VOLTa PEACHES 7′‘, DEE SNIDERYOLANATHANIEL RATELIFF, and the new ARETHA FRANKLIN compilation.. There are reissues by THIN LIZZY, MUDHONEYGEEZER BUTLERTHE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRAMARILLIONPANIC! AT THE DISCO, BRIAN FERRYERASUREFELA KUTISPACEMEN 3, SCRITTI POLITTI, and the OLIVIA RODRIGO debut gets it’s vinyl release..

Right so moving onto releases for the 6th of August (Raymond is on hols that day / week or so).. UMC / Virgin have a deluxe reissue of BRIAN MAY’s debut album ‘Back To The Light’ remastered by bob Ludwig.. There is a limited edition Collectors Box which has a heavyweight coloured vinyl, the remastered CD plus a bonus disc of alternate versions and B-Sides, plus an exclusive pin badge.. Also available as a 1CD, 2CD or 1LP… Virgin have the rescheduled MR. JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST album also.. The biggie from Universal for the 6th of August is without a doubt the deluxe remix of GEORGE HARRISON’s ‘All Things Must Pass’.. The best ex-beatles record of the lot?? Dhani Harrison says the remix transforms the album by socially upgrading it.. Making it sound brighter and fuller.. The super deluxe 8LP collects 70 tracks, a 60 page scrapbook handwritten lyrics, diary entries, studio notes and a poster.. 5CD boxset contains more or less the same.. There is a 5LP3LPLimited 3CD, and 2CD version also…



UMC have 2 O.M.D reissues on vinyl of Liberator and Universal.. These LPs haven’t been available on vinyl since their original release in the 90s.. A couple of Bluenote Ton Poet Audiophile vinyl reissues through uni also for August 6th… SONNY CLARK ‘My Conception’ and MCCOY TYNRER ‘Expansions’... Those are all analogue releases from original master tapes.. Uni also have a MAX RICHTER ‘Exiles’ 2LP release

Warner for the 6th of August have LCD SOUNDSYSTEM ‘The Long Good Bye : Live At Madison Square Garden’ 10th Anniversary repress on 5LP Box Set or on 3CD Set for the first time.. The full four hour show from that staggering night in NYC…



Inside Recordings have the vinyl release of the new JACKSON BROWNE album ‘Downhill From Everywhere’… Nuclear Blast have a reissue of ‘Once’ by NIGHTWISH as a 2CD, 2LP or 4CD remastered reissue.. BMG have a new STAIND live album on CD or Double LP.. There is a CD version of THE FLAMING LIPS ‘The Soft Bulletin’ also through WEA for August 6th

Sony for the 6th of August have a new BARBRA STREISAND album ‘Release Me 2’ on CD and vinyl... Sony have the vinyl release of the MODEST MOUSE album ‘The Golden Casket’ on DLP black vinyl and lastly SHUNSUKE KIDE releases Demon’s Souls Soundtrack on vinyl..

Live music people yes live music in the siopa (most likely) or maybe outside the siopa (depends)… We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will have NIAMH REGAN in with us for a performance on Friday the 30th of July at 4PM… Take Note Friday The 30th of July at 4PM… Because of everything going on in the world an expression of interest in this would be huge help (to book your spot type of thing.. free performance).. So it would be great if you want to come in, email us to book a spot.. A little about Niamh.. A Galway native, her debut album ‘Hemet‘ was released just before Covid I think, early 2020 sometime, the record was nominated for the Choice Irish Music Album Of The Year 2020.. The album is in one word, super… Was one of the shop’s favourite albums from last year, we are all big fans.. Here is ‘Freeze Frame’ from the album performed on the Late Late Show a few months back..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl4eOIubHtg



Let us know if you want to pop into the performance.. Niamh will sign copies of ‘Hemet’ on LP and CD on the day and if you can’t make it in and want a copy signed, we can sort that also.. Sin sin.. Hope to see you on Friday the 30th at 4!

The Orchard for the 6th of August have new albums from WILLY MASONWILL YOUNG and HIPPO CAMPUS

Integral for the 6th of August have a reissue of DRIVE-BY-TRUCKERS ‘Plan 9 Records July 13’ on New West… The band played an in-store for the 25th Anniversary of their local shop… Available to Indies Shops like us on Spring Green coloured 3LP.. Originally was available as a very limited and long sold out vinyl only pressing (a few hardcore shop heads bought these vinyl off me back in the day but for more than 40 quid i’d say!!) now available on CD and coloured for first time on New West…

It has been tame enough for releases for last few weeks, and the next few weeks.. But boy oh boy does Bobby have some announcements for ye this week… Throw your wallet in the sea.. You could be better off.. There is a rake of biggies announced!! One release I have to pass comment on is the new WAR ON DRUGS album.. It concerns me to be honest. The pricing concerns me, it is bad for business. With a capital full stop. It is an awful lot of money for an album.. Indies Only at 48 or 50 euro… Single album.. 10 tracks… Sure folks are going to walk away for that.. It is simply too expensive.. We are very competitive here in Ireland as VAT and Import fees from UK make it way worse… Rough Trade are 40 and 45 sterling for standard and indies.. Would cost you 60-70 euro with VAT and fee plus postage to get it over here.. So €50 looks okay in that regard… I’m okay with brand new albums for the €30-40 bracket now in today’s world… If you use the inflation calculator from 40 years ago the price of a nice release vinyl record would correlate to between 35-40 euros in today’s money… It’s the extra 25% on top is the problem.. Billie Eilish new album is out on the 30th July.. If ye could retail at €35 we would sell 25 copies i’d say.. Revenue of €900 lets say… We have 9 names for it at €45.. €400 revenue… War on Drugs would be a 50 copies at €35 but how many copies at €50.. 10ish i’m going to say.. €500 revenue versus €1500 revenue.. For all parties involved, less ales.. The industry as a whole better watch itself as it’s taking it’s gun from it’s holster and taking aim at it’s own foot… It is what it is and I can’t control it… We need to be getting these albums back in price by 25% and stop trying to turn them into gourmet products which you can listen to for free… COLDPLAY have a new album in Bobs announcements and the RRP on the single LP is €28.. Nearly half… Surely royalties are the only cost difference here?? Or maybe I am naive to other stuff.. Anyway Im letting it go folks.. There it’s gone.. Over to Bob.

Hi folks, 
Hope all is safe and well.
As Ray said a few nice ones today to say the least.
Already mentioned we have the brand new WAR ON DRUGS album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’, due late October on CDLP or Indies Exclusive Blue LP. And also mentioned there is the announcement of the new COLDPLAY record ‘Music Of The Spheres’ on CD or Limited Splatter vinyl, this one landing with us October 15th.



So other nice bits. Where do I start? We’ll go with Mode. The next of the DEPECHE MODE 12” Singles Box Sets has been announced and is now up on the website. This time up is the 8 x 12” set for ‘Ultra’ which is due out late September.

Next the next of the BOB DYLAN ‘Bootleg’ Series of Box Sets is up. This time we have Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol.16 : 1980-1985 which documents the Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque era of Mr Dylan. It is coming as a 5CD Set, or as a highlights 2CD or 2LP Vinyl. Due out September 17th.



For all the metal heads out there, a seriously anticipated record has just been announced. Fresh from the press is the announcement of the brand new IRON MAIDEN studio record, ‘Senjutsu’. It’s coming on 2CDDeluxe 2CD Book, 3LP, Indies Coloured 3LP or as a deluxe set. Again a word on the price of the vinyl worth say. Indies LP is €66, just too expensive. Even as a 3LP. Too expensive.

There is another savage TROJAN Box Set released announced for September 3rd, this time up is ‘Reggae Business’, which is out as a 2LP / 2CD / 7” / Book / Memorabilia box.

We have 2 games of fastest fingers first for this week. Two allocated releases. First up, there is a limited green LP reissue of PIXIES ‘Trompe Le Monde’ released for the 30th Anniversary.. Only allocated 10 copies, and 2 people have asked already so only 8 copies for the site. Finally from myself and for the second game of F.F.F, there is a IDLES 7” limited single release for ‘Model Village’ (great track!). Only a few of these on the site as well folks.



That’s it from me for this week folks, back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!

Integral for the 13th of August have DEVENDRA BANHART and NOAH GEORGESON ‘Refuge’ on Dead Oceans, new JOSIENNE CLARKE ‘A Small Unknowable Thing’ on Corduroy Punk Records.. Vinyl in December folks..

Look sin é got this week folks.. Sorry for giving out!!
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
musiczone.ie

John Blek Returns With ‘On Ether And Air’, RSD Drop 2 This Saturday, and Unheard Prince Material

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well! This Saturday the 17th of July is RSD Drop 2… The shop will open at 8AM and website for RSD Drop 2 Stuff opens at 6PM… We will again have to watch numbers in the shop but numbers should be well down on Drop 1… But will still be busy from 8-10 i’d say.. Should be handy enough after that.. I listed a few tight stock lines last week (Fun Lovin Criminals, Matt Bellamy, Charlie Park, St Vincent, Bjork and Richmond Fontaine).. I could have missed a few also but I think the only other ones that wishlist exceed supply is the Pearl Jam ‘Alive’ 12” is if that one is on your wishlist you will need to set the alarm.. Email and i’ll try give you a quick update (will be quick though as it’s a busy week!).. I think the majority of releases should be ok but a few will have slipped through the cracks..

Anyways,

Here are releases for this Friday 16th of July. We have new releases by JOHN MAYERTEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND & TREY ANASTASIOMATT SWEENEY & BONNIE PRINCE BILLYBLONDIEPARADISE LOST, VOLBEAT, a new JOURNEYS IN MODERN JAZZ compilation, and the DARK NIGHTS – DEATH METAL Soundtrack on coloured vinyl… There are reissues by GRATEFUL DEAD, TORI AMOSFLEETWOOD MAC, THE WEATHER STATIONOPETHCHARLES MINGUSALICE COLTRANECLANNADTELEVISION PERSONALITIESTINA TURNER, 2PACRONNIE LANE, BEASTIE BOYSLEE MORGANTHE TIMEOLD 97s, DEEP PURPLELOU RAWLS, HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUENOTESO’JAYS, TEDDY PENDERGRASS, and a live BEATLES reissue… 


Followed closely by releases for 23rd of July.. We will have new releases by KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD (vinyl not till August), ANNE-MARIELEON BRIDGERSDREAM THEATER, DAVID CROSBY (CD only for now), HEAVY WATER, DARKSIDEPIROSHKACHRISTONE KINGFISH INGRAM (CD only for now)a 4AD Compilation  and the PAUL MCCARTNEY ‘III Imagined’ release.. There are reissues by THE UNDERTONESSTONE TEMPLE PILOTSPJ HARVEY / JOHN PARISHTHE SHINSR.E.M. ‘Radio Free Europe’ 7” (a few copies still remaining)EVA CASSIDY, MUDHONEYTHE LLOYD MCNEIL QUARTETTHE WEDDING PRESENT CD/DVDENIGMA2PACDEXTER GORDON, and GLEN CAMPBELL.



Video for last week’s releases now up on Youtube at the following link : 
https://youtu.be/IGGdhOZ5Mfc

It nearly went home folks but as Mr. Bonucci said it went to Rome… T’was like a night at the opera wasn’t it.. Not the greatest match ever but captivating wasn’t it… England got as good a goal as you would see but got afraid of it.. A night at the open… Exhilerating.. Events around the ground before, during and after the game disgusting though.. Physical and mental.. Disgusting, makes me feel the cup found it’s rightful home… Italy deserved it over the 120 mins anyway…

Anyway, moving on to releases for the 30th of July.. Warner via Rhino Atlantic have a career spanning ARETHA FRANKLIN boxset ‘Aretha’.. 4CD, or as a 2LP or single CD.. BMG have a GEEZER BUTLER ‘Manipulations Of The Mind : The Complete Collection’ 4CD of Sabbath founding member solo work as well as a separate ‘Very Best Of’ CD also.. PLG UK have a reissue and remixed version of MARILLION’s debut ‘Script For A Jester’s Tear’ on CD or LP... Fueled By Ramen have a silver vinyl reissue of PANIC! AT THE DISCO’s ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ and lastly Warner for the 30th of July have a reissue of VADER’s ‘De Profundis’ on CD and LP via Nuclear Blast…



The Orchard for the 30th of july have the brand new SON VOLT album ‘Electro Melodier’ on Transmit Sound Label.. First press to indie shops is Tan coloured vinyl… Jay Farrar 10th record now.. Since he left Uncle Tupelo… Here is ‘Reverie’ from the new record.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN6Y7YxUlRg
There is a limited 7” single by PEACHES also out through the Orchard on the 30th.. She’s back!! Napalm via Orchard have a brand new DEE SNIDER album ‘Leave A Scar’ album on CD or LP..

Integarl for the 30th of July have new records by DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS ‘Private Space’LUMP ‘Animal’ as well as reissues by THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA, ERASURE, FELA KUTI, and SCRITTI POLITTI 

Sony for the 30th of July have the first fully unreleased studio album of PRINCE ‘Welcome 2 America‘.. 55 minutes of new Prince music.. The album was recorded in 2010 and early 2011 but was abandoned at the time for unknown reasons… Deluxe edition includes a bluray of an April 2011 show in California… So it’s available on a good few formats.. CD2LP Black Vinyl, 2LP Clear Vinyl and 2LP/CD/BluRay Deluxe Set.. There is a recent price drop on the deluxe boxset.. Now best price of €130…



I am going to steal a small bit of Bobby’s thunder here if you don’t mind Bob as there are two down the road releases that have me personally really excited.. Both Irish Releases, one a reissue and one a brand new album..

So first the album that is 26 years old and is truly in my opinion one of the greatest Irish albums of all time.. WHIPPING BOY’s ‘Heartworm’ gets a deluxe reissue on the Needle Mythology label via The Orchard.. It is coming as a 2LP pressed on 180gram vinyl gatefold with printed inner sleeves featuring lyrics and new liner notes.. Bonus LP with additional 10 tracks, collection of b-sides and previously unreleased demos… The 2CD comes with the bonus disc also.. Really can’t wait for this, an album that had a huge impact on me as a 21 year old.. played and played it to death and still do.. A truly suburb album in my opinion.. ‘Babies, sex and flagons, shifting women, getting stoned’ ahhh When We Were Young!!! The 16 year olds of today need to be listening to this album.. Anyway enough on it for now.. UPDATE FROM WEDNESDAY 14TH JULY AT 4:53PM.. Disaster here, our order on the vinyl of Whipping Boy has been cut massively. Massively. Ray has just rang me (Bob here) to pop this message in. We are already sold out of the vinyl. We’ll work hard to try to get more over the next weeks and Ray will add a proper update in next week’s newsletter. Sorry all.

Second Irish album due, this one on 10th September is our very own JOHN BLEK’s new record ‘On Ether And Air’ and it’s available on LP or CD and where do I start… It’s stunning.. I’ve had the pleasure of it for a while now and it’s just stunning.. In my opinion the best work John  has done.. The sound is fuller with beautiful strings and piano.. A top notch release.. The tempo, the space the music has, it’s a stunning, beautiful listen… A real step forward in my opinion.. I hope and do believe this record will get the recognition it deserves.. Here is ‘Long Strand’ from the record.. We hope to have John for an in-store on Sat 11th Sept (mark it in the diaries folks!!)..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C90wmdnRCd8&ab_channel=JohnBlek

On Ether & Air is the final part of Blek’s Catharsis Project, a four album exploration into themes 

of the sea, the earth, the embers and the air. This new record is an examination of the simultaneous lightness and weight of the atmospheres surrounding us and the innate human longing for unbridled freedom.

This time around Blek enlisted the help of Kris Drever (Lau), Cheyenne Mize (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Maiden Radio) and pianist Kit Downes as well as regular collaborators Davie Ryan (Atlantic Arc, Notify) and Brian Casey to weave the ethereal scenes and soundscapes in which these songs now live.

Written over a period of 6 weeks and recorded throughout the second half of 2019. Collaboration was key to the creation of this record.

“Chance encounters and some fortunate timing lead to me being able to work with some of my favourite musicians. Getting people with such unique playing styles involved went a long way in defining the sound of On Ether & Air and creating an album of which I am immensely proud.”

The book is most definitely open here also folks.. Website or email..

Universal for the 30th of July have maybe the most anticipated album release of the year by arguably the biggest star in the world.. Interscope have the new BILLIE EILISH record ‘Happier Than Ever’ on CD Digipack, Black 2LP Vinyl, a grey indies only cassette… The album will not be in-stores until 30th of July for security reasons.. Here is ‘Your Power’ from the new record.. The last album was great..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeWc3zh01g



Uni also have a new CD album from DAVE.. Concord have a brand new album from YOLA ‘Stand For Myself’ on CD and first time purple vinyl press… This one is on Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Records and is produced by Auerbach also.. UMC for 30th of July have the THIN LIZZY ‘Greatest Hits’ on 2LP.. The opening line of the sales notes reads as this.. This opening line is questionable at best… If easily offended please look away now… ‘THIN LIZZY is unquestionably one of the true icons of British Rock’… Okay i’m ducking for cover.. That’s what it said.. 

UMC also have six BRYAN FERRY vinyl reissues of his first 6 solo albums from 1973-1985.. These are remastered from the original tapes… Ferry is unquestionably one of the true icons of Irish music… Huh.. Huh… A song from Frozen springs to mind Raymond.. Loma Vista for the 30th have a NATHANIEL RATELIFF ‘Live At Redrocks’ 2LP Version..

Right so over to Bobby and apologies for stealing some thunder earlier!! I didn’t forget anything did I?..

Hey folks,
Hope everyone is keeping well!
Few nice bits for today again,
Warner are releasing LCD SOUNDSYSTEM’s ‘The Long Goodbye : Live at Madison Square Garden’ as a 5LP or 3CD set of the legendary 2011 near 4 hour concert. This 10th Anniversary repress is due in on August 6th.



Warner also have a nice reissue of SUPERGRASS’ classic second LP ‘In It For The Money’. A few formats again on this one, with a 3CDStandard Vinyl, or a limited Turquoise Vinyl with Bonus 12”..

A few other nice bits announced this week include a 20th Anniversary reissue of SUPER FURRY ANIMALS ‘Rings Around The World’ as a VinylCD or Deluxe 3CD. There is new JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN album featuring DAVE OKUMU (The Invisible) and TONY ALLEN (Fela Kuti), this one is due into the siopa in November and will be available on CD or LP.

Finally from myself we have a couple of allocations this week of limited bits, so unfortunately here when stock is gone it’s gone. Kicking us off with these is a new ANGEL OLSEN 80’s covers EP called ‘Aisles’ coming on in to us vinyl. There is a reissue of THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS’ debut album ‘Mass Romantic’ reissued on red vinyl with a bonus 7”. And finally with the allocations is a reissue (first timer on vinyl) THE KNIFE / PLANNINGTOROCK / MOUNT SIMS 2009 LP ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’. Best chance if interested in any of these titles is fastest fingers first i’m afraid folks, emails may not be seen in time.

Our weekly playlist for new releases for July 30th now up at the following link if you’d like a listen!
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASE PLAYLIST JULY 30TH 2021

That’s it from me folks, back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob,
Right lastly we have Integral for the 6th of August, which really only have LIARS’ new album of note on Mute.. It’s called ‘Apple Drop’.. CD or first press coloured vinyl..

Sin é for this week folks,
Thanks for listening as always
Ray, Bobby & Shane
musiczone.ie

Signed Inhaler Vinyl And James Vincent McMorrow Prints, 2

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well enough…

Last day of June, half the year done already!! Firstly I would like to really thank those of ye who came out for the SAINT SISTER out-store last Saturday… I thought there was a lovely vibe around the place.. The band were sound as a bell and enjoyed it.. So thanks again to those of ye came out and kept egg off our faces.. No-one shows then they cease to exist and we don’t want that..



So moving on from one class original Irish act to another… INHALER.. I’m getting slightly obsessed with quite a few of their tunes.. Constant repeats the last week.. 7 and a half days ago I didn’t know what they sounded like.. Constant now… I can’t wait for the record.. We have a nice one as regards it folks.. There is an indies only green vinyl for the Irish Market only (sure to be sought after down the road), and we will have quite a few of these signed by the band (say no more!!).. Pre-order the green vinyl version with us and be in with a chance of a signed copy.. My guess 2 in ever 3 people will get a signed copy.. The INHALER album also available on Standard Black Vinyl and the CD now is going for €10… I can’t wait to hear it in full.. 9 Days count down on..



Here are the new releases for this Friday July 2nd including releases from THE GO! TEAMBOBBY GILLESPIE & JEHNNY BETHLAURA MVULAMR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMERAT THE GATESEMMA-JEAN THACKRAY and the soundtrack to ‘Annette’ by SPARKS.. There are reissues from BIG COUNTRY, and CHRISTINE PERFECT.. On the CD front there are releases from TOM PETTY, and a reissue of QUEEN’s ‘Greatest Hits’ on CD or Cassette



And moving onto releases for the 9th of July.. As mentioned INHALER’s debut album is out, and there are other new releases from TOM ODELLTHE WALLFLOWERSLUCINDA WILLIAMS and a ALDOUS HARDING new 7′‘.. There are reissues from MUSENEWDADTHE MONKEES, THE ALMOST FAMOUST OSTALAN PARSONSJETHRO TULL, YELLOMILEY CYRUSDEATHGROUPLOVEMILES DAVISTURIN BRAKES, and the few different formats of THE ROLLING STONES’ ‘A Bigger Bang : Live On Copacabana Beach’... There is a TEN YEARS AFTER 10CD Boxset, and new BTS release on CD also..

Video for this week also up now on Youtube :
https://youtu.be/R1xt11TkZxg

Right so moving onto releases for the 16th of July.. Universal have quite a few.. CLAIRO new album is out (CD only for now) via Republic / Polydor.. ‘Sling’ it is called.. Fantasy via Uni are putting out TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND & TREY ANASTASIO ‘Layla Revisited Live’, a complete live performance of the seminal masterwork.. Impulse are reissuing ALICE COLTRANE’s ‘Kirtan : Turiya Sings’ as a 2LP.. Mercury have a DEEP PURPLE ‘Live At Montreux 2011’ limited DVD/2CD.. UMC have a essential SMALL FACES 3CD collection as well as having some CLANNAD reissues on limited coloured vinyl.. 4th Album ‘Can Úll’ and 5th album ‘Fuaim’.. Loma Vista have the soundtrack to ‘DARK NIGHTS : Death Metal’.. Decca are putting out a nice Jazz compilation, ‘Journeys In Modern Jazz‘… EMI have the bonus album by VOLBEAT ‘Hokus Bonus’ and UMC have the vinyl release of 2PAC compilations ‘Best Of 2PAC – Part 1 : Thug’ and ‘Best of 2PAC – Part 2 : Life’.RONNIE LANE has a reissue of album ‘Anymore for Anymore’.. There is a BEASTIE BOYS reissue of ‘Some Old Bullshit’ encapsulating early EPs.. Lastly on Decca is a LEE MORGAN boxset, ‘Complete Live At The Lighthouse’ as a limited 8CD Set or as a limited 12LP set..



Warner for the 18th of July have quite a few releases also.. BMG have BLONDIE ‘Vivir En La Habana’ live 6 track mini album from Cuba on indies only blue vinyl… Rhino have a CHARLES MINGUS ‘At Carnegie Hall’ 3LP set, a standard reissue on vinyl of FLEETWOOD MAC’s ‘Tusk’.. Bad price in my opinion.. Hard to sell a standard DLP reissue at that money to be honest unless someone proves me wrong!! GRATEFUL DEAD have a reissue of live album known as (Skull and Roses) also out on the 16th.. Rhino also have a deluxe 3LP reissue of Alt / Country OLD 97’s ‘Fight Songs’ and Nuclear Blast have a live audio and visual recorded in a disused mill near PARADISE LOST’s home in Yorkshire UK.. CD/BluRay or Vinyl formats available… THE TIME self titled album reissued performed by Morris Day but album written by Prince.. PLG UK have a deluxe reissue of TINA TURNER’s ‘Foreign Affair’ as a 4CD/DVD or 2LP and lastly Rhino Atlantic have a remaster reissue of TORI AMOS’ second album ‘Under The Pink out on guess what, blue vinyl!! Nah only kidding.. Pink vinyl of course.. Forgive me… Humour me.. Put up with me..



MY BLOOD VALENTINE.. Yes, my bloody valentine.. We have secured 12 more copies across the 6 vinyl variants reissued about 2 months ago.. Sorry it’s only 12 (fought hard for them).. They are on the site now so it’s first to buy them off the site will get them (only 1 of each allowed).. The email won’t be manned again after 6PM until after the kids are in bed so best / safest way to secure these is via the website.. Fairest way also I feel..

Sony for the 16th of July have quite a few also including another really nice Irish release with the JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW album ‘Grapefruit Season’ on CD, LP and Indies only LP.. We have signed prints to go with these.. Here is ‘Gone’ from the new record… 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFtz6ytxhAw



Sony also have the new JOHN MAYER album ‘Sob Rock’ again on CD, Standard Vinyl or Indies Only vinyl… They also have a 20th Anniversary Edition of OPETH’s ‘Blackwater Park’ on CD or Limited White Vinyl.GARY KEMP has a new album and lastly Sony has a nice range of soul vinyl ‘Best Of’ reissues by LOU RAWLSO’JAYSTEDDY PENDERGRASS and HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUENOTES

The Orchard for the 16th of July have a repress of the excellent new album by THE WEATHER STATION ‘Ignorance’ on baby blue vinyl.. Here is ‘Robber’ from the record.. Give it a listen, it’s class.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ9SYLVaIUI

Cargo for the 16th of July have THE BEATLES ‘Houston 66’ Live album on Rhythm and Blues Records, and they also via Fire Records have a repress of the TELEVISION PERSONALITIES debut album ‘And Don’t The Kids Not Love It’, includes a download code..

Going to hand ye over now to the Bob-man there and he will run through announcements and further down the road releases..

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well, and enjoying the sunshine.
Not a huge amount today but a few very nice ones nonetheless.
We’ll kick off with a few more games of fastest fingers first, with a few bits we have been given allocations on.
Starting off, we now have up the brand new album from Dessner / Vernon (National / Bon Iver) supergroup BIG RED MACHINE, the band’s second outing, due out August 27th. ‘How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?’ it’s called, and it’s coming on CDCassette, Standard Black Vinyl and Indies Only Vinyl. BOTH the vinyl pressings are allocated numbers, not just the indies on this one, but we have a few now up for pre-order. Safest is to buy from the site, as Ray mentioned earlier there will be no one on emails for a few hours after this is sent out, and an email could be missed.



The second and last of this week of the fastest fingers first is the brand new studio album by the excellent LOW… ‘HEY WHAT’ is the title of the new album due out September 10th, and it is just the indies vinyl of this which we were allocated a number on.. Also available on CDCassette, and Standard Vinyl..

Other nice bits announced in the last week or so include the next in the JONI MITCHELL Archives Series via Warner. Due in October, we will have the new 5CD ‘Archives Vol 2 : The Reprise Years 1968-1971’, which spans the era around the release of ‘Blue’ and just before, to mark the album’s  50th Anniversary this year.. There will also be a ‘Live From Carnegie Hall 1969’ 3LP vinyl release to coincide with the release of the CD Set. Lovely stuff! 



There is a remix album coming of ‘Mordechai’ by KHRUANGBIN on vinyl due in October which is now up on the site. This was my album of the year last year so looking forward to hearing the remixes. If you haven’t heard these guys well worth checking out, class stuff altogether. We will also have a limited run of the excellent 4th, self titled album from THE CHARLATANS, which is repressed on vinyl now for the first time in 20 years. It’ll be out in October and is pressed on Marbled Yellow Vinyl. (Again allocated on this so when it’s gone it’s gone i’m afraid). The ‘ARETHA’ compilation from ARETHA FRANKLIN which was due in to us originally last year has also now been confirmed for release on CDVinyl or Limited 4CD Set for July 30th..

Lastly from mise for this week, and one we can’t wait for in the siopa. MICK FLANNERY & SUSAN O’NEILL are set to release their debut collaboration album ‘In The Game’ in September of this year.  ‘Baby Talk’ the single from last year has been a firm favourite of the shop, a great tune, so looking forward to hearing the 13-track full album a lot! It’ll be with us on Vinyl or CD. Check out the latest single ‘Chain Reaction’ here : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81cX2BcTxG4



Our new release Playlist for July 16th is also now up below! :
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASES JULY 16TH 2021

That’s it from me for this week folks,
Back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!
Right so onto Integral for the 23rd of July.. Second album by DARKSIDE (Nicholas Jaar and Dave Harrington) is released via Matador Records.. Integral also have MUDHONEY’s ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge’ deluxe reissue on Sub Pop.. 2CD or Deluxe 2LP.. The supergroup PIROSHKA return with their second album ‘Love Drips and Gathers’ on Bella Union on CD or First Press Indies Clear LP.. THE LLOYD MCNEILL QUARTET’s ‘Washington Suite’ gets a reissue on red vinyl and lastly from Integral for the 23rd of July is a compilation ‘Bills & Aches & Blues : 40 Years of 4AD, which has 18 artists from their current roster covering a song of their choosing from 4AD’s extensive 40 Year History.. Profits to the Harmony Project that helps under privileged communities and children access the arts and music..
Sin sin for this week folks,
Thanks for listening as always,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
musiczone.ie

A Big Week Of Releases, The Next Metallica Anniversary Release, And Saint Sister Live This Saturday

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well with everyone.
As mentioned last week we have live music and a record signing coming up this Saturday the 26th of June at 4PM.. Yep 4PM Saturday we have SAINT SISTER performing tracks from their beautiful new album ‘Where I Should End’.. We are really looking forward to it… There will be a little PA set up outside the shop and the band will perform some songs for us.. I hope some of ye can join us.. It should be class and hopefully some of the community will support it.. We will provide a refreshment or bring your own if you’d rather.. If you can’t make it in to us and would like a CD or LP signed bt the band just email us and we will sort that also.. Here is ‘The Place That I Work’ from the record.. Really hope yo see ye Saturday.. It will be class.. It’s outside but masks please folks..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfPVNBIcO9o



Right to releases for this Friday the 25th of June.. They include new releases by SAINT SISTERJOHN GRANTKOJAQUELUCY DACUSFAYE WEBSTERHIATUS KAIYOTESOUL JAZZ – COLD WAVE #2HISS GOLDEN MESSENGERSTYXCEDRIC BURNSIDEJACK SAVORETTIJOHN MURRY, DREAM THEATERDEVIN TOWNSEND, PSYCHEDELIC FURS ‘Best Of’, a BEATLES 7”, a STONES 7”. There are reissues by PJ HARVEY, MOTORHEADMADNESS, FLEETWOOD MACGYM CLASS HEROESHAMMERFALLQUEENSRYCHEMILES DAVIS, BILL EVANSTHE DRIFTERSKELLY LEE OWENSKILLING JOKEALAN PARSONS, MY MORNING JACKETSONNY CLARKWES MONTGOMERY, JIMMY SMITHBRIAN SETZER, MOUNT KIMBIE, and THE ROOTS. On the CD front we have new ones from MODEST MOUSE and PICTURE THIS.



Video for last week is up here to view now :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slj-e5iqoTc

Quite a few isn’t there… It is tamer the 2nd of July.. Here is what’s out.. There are new releases from THE GO! TEAMBOBBY GILLESPIE & JEHNNY BETHLAURA MVULAMR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMERAT THE GATESEMMA-JEAN THACKRAY and the soundtrack to ‘Annette’ by SPARKS.. There are reissues from BIG COUNTRY, and CHRISTINE PERFECT.. On the CD front there are releases from TOM PETTY, and a reissue of QUEEN’s ‘Greatest Hits’ on CD or Cassette



Right so moving onto the releases for the 9th of July and we have a big Irish debut record release by INHALER on Polydor, ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’.. It’s available to us on CDStandard Black Vinyl or an Exclusive Pressing for the Irish Market only on Green Vinyl.. It’s lovely when Irish acts / bands do an Irish only press I think.. Villagers have one for the release in August… Shame on me but I didn’t give Inhaler a chance / listen until an hour ago.. But I have them on since and I am really liking the songs and sound to be honest.. Very impressive.. Fine young Irish band to be fair.. Looking forward to the album and ticket also purchased for Cypress Avenue on the 16th of December now.. And the Franks the night after.. Happy days indeed…



Universal also for the 9th of July have the soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe movie ALMOST FAMOUS as a limited 5CD Super Deluxe Box with 47 Songs (some unreleased), or as a limited 2LP vinyl press and a 2CD release also.. UMC have some YELLO vinyl reissues of ‘Pocket Universe’ ‘Zebra’ and ‘Baby’ and they have first timer vinyl pressings of ‘Motion Picture’ and ‘The Eye’… Mercury present THE ROLLING STONES ‘A Bigger Bang’ Live On Copacabana Beach’ live show, biggest in history in front of 1.5 Million people (Free show).. It’s now available on DVD, BluRay, 2CD/DVD2CD/BluRay2CD/2DVD2CD/2BluRay or as a limited 3LP coloured vinyl edition..


Sony for the 9th of July have the new TOM ODELL record on CD, Standard LP or Indies Only Clear vinyl.. Here is ‘Numb’ from the new album entitled ‘Monsters’.. It is definitely edgier, darker stuff from Mr. Odell.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh6cqC0mWm8

Sony also have the vinyl release of the latest MILEY CYRUS album ‘Plastic Hearts’.. Now there is someone who knows a thing or two about getting edgier and darker… Supported to be a fine album you know.. Here is the title track from the album.. It’s been delayed again and again on vinyl, but due now on the 9th of July..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vStru2voDjY

Integral for the 9th of July have early KING GIZZARD as well as a brand new album by THE WALLFLOWERS, and a new JON HOPKINS’ EP ‘Piano Versions’…

The Orchard for the 9th of July has LUCINDA WILLIAMS ‘Lu’s Jukebox Vol. 2 : Southern Soul – From Memphis to Muscle Shoals’.. Some great tracks on this.. Proceeds (some) going to music venues to support them during a tough time for them.. Lucinda is recovering from a stroke (a fairly serious one) late last year and is now starting to play the guitar again.. 2nd in her series here of live full band covers albums… 
Orchard also have some DEATH vinyl reissues and lastly BTS have a new release also..

ROM for the 9th of July have the excellent NEWDAD EP ‘Waves’ on Fair Youth Records.. This Galway 4 Piece are definitely worth keeping an eye on.. Excellent opening offering from them.. Here is ‘I Don’t Recognise You’ from the EP… Cracking tune.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hgdGDPhbx4



Republic of Music also have a SHARON VAN ETTEN 7” single ‘Let’s Go / Somethings Lost’ on green vinyl, and there is a 20th Anniversary version of TURIN BRAKES ‘The Optimist LP’ on indies only vinyl.. Republic of Music also have a MILES DAVIS ‘Jazz Monuments’ 4LP remastered boxset..

Warner for the 9th of July have the 20th Anniversary Remix Vinyl reissue of MUSE’s ‘Origin Of Symmetry’.. Great Album.. Fine band, as talented a front man as you will find (thought the bass player how to play bass as wanted him in the band).. The shop was only born when this album was released so one of the first albums I spent money on (shop money!).. Sounded good then and sounds good now…



Warner also have a JETHRO TULL reissue of ‘A’, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS ”Tiny Music.. Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop” also on Rhino / Atlantic 3CD/LP, 2CD and CD versions available…The TEN YEARS AFTER 10CD Boxset and reissue of THE MONKEES debut LP also pushed back to July 9th now..

I’m going to hand ye over to Bobby now and I do believe he has a host of stuff to entice with so i’ll let him at it..

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping well
A fair few nice bits out alright this week! We’ll start off with the next in the series of the METALLICA Anniversary reissues and sets. This time up is 1991’s classic ‘The Black Album’, with a fair few formats for the 30th Anniversary of the LP. There will be a CD Remaster, Vinyl 2LP RemasterDeluxe 3CD with bonus content, and the Super Deluxe Set featuring 5LPs, a 10”, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-Page Hardcover book and a host of bits of memorabilia. Serious amount of unreleased demo, session and live bits throughout.



As well as this box set to celebrate the anniversary, there is also a new covers album being released entitled ‘Metallica : The Blacklist’. It is being released as a 7LP Vinyl Set or as a 4CD set, and will feature covers of tracks from the classic album by artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, Idles, St. Vincent, Biffy Clyro, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Jason Isbell and many more.

Moving on from Metallica! We also now have up on the site for pre-order the upcoming album from Blur / Gorrilaz front man DAMON ALBARN, ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’. There are a few formats again here, including CDCassetteVinylIndies White Vinyl, and a limited Deluxe Box Set (box set features the White Vinyl and a bonus 7” with extra tracks from the recording session). This is due out November 12th.



Also announced in the last week or so is the brand new album from LORDE. ‘Solar Power’ is the third album output from the New Zealand singer, and it is released as a Music Box Edition (a new format as far as I can see, and an interesting one. 100% biodegradable casing, which contains the Hi-Res Album Download with Bonus Tracks + Access to Exclusive Content, a Fold-Out Poster, and a 32 Page Booklet with a Limited 4 Card Set. No CD, no physical format really, but the download card with extra bits). There is also a standard Vinyl pressing and a limited Indies Vinyl. We were given allocations on the Indies Vinyl, so once they’re gone they’re gone. Fastest Fingers first on this one i’m afraid.

On the CD front, there a 2 upcoming releases from Sabbath bassist GEEZER BUTLER, one being a 1CD ‘Very Best Of’, and also a 4CD set ‘Manipulations of the Mind : The Complete Collection’. This features all 3 of Geezer’s solo albums, with a bonus CD of rare and unreleased material.

Last but no least, we have two savage Irish releases up on the site for this week. First up is the excellent debut EP release from Cork’s own THE LOVE BUZZ, ‘Here Comes The Scum’. We’ve been spinning this a lot in the shop since RSD when the lads dropped it in to us. Really catchy tunes, punky / 90s feel throughout but full of songs with great hooks. Really well record and produced, huge sounding. Well worth keeping an eye on these lads. It’s with us on CD or Limited Coloured Vinyl. Check out single ‘Harp’ here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AjysjWAUYQ

And finally from mise, another lovely Irish release which is due out July 2nd is ‘Love in These Times’, the debut solo record from Revelino frontman and writer BRENDAN TALLON. I’m really enjoying the lead single ‘American Strings’, so i’m really looking forward to hearing the rest of this release once it lands in with us. Really sounding great! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Edmqa_cyYg

That’s it from me for this week folks, plenty more again already for next week. Releases starting to ramp up.
Back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bobby!
Right so Integral for the 16th of July have the legendary partnership of BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY & MATT SWEENEY for the follow up to their 2005 classic ‘Superwolf’, with 2021’s ‘Supewolves’.. Here is ‘Make Worry For Me’ from the album out Via Domino.. CD, Vinyl and an Indies Only Ocean Blue Vinyl with download codes also… A newsletter on the codes… Another day though…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weF8pfFnCK8

Integral also have a new ALDOUS HARDING 7” ‘Old Peel’ out via 4AD..

Sin é this week really folks,
Hope to see a few of ye on Saturday..
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
P.S a young customer of ours AJ sent us a email to tell us that on the 26th June 2020 he picked up a guitar for the very first time.. This Saturday he releases his debut album (only on the streaming services) to mark the anniversary of picking up a guitar.. 14 songs written and recorded by himself.. Jaysus fair play AJ.. Here is ‘Hope Thats Never Lost’ from the album by AJ Whelan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2YAG3q3Sls

George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’, A Saint Sister Live Out-Store, And Joni’s ‘Reprise’ Box

Hi everyone,
Hope the form is good… Well thanks to all of ye who supported the shop over the weekend (Saturday for Record Store Day) it was a fabulous day… Thanks so much.. I think nearly everyone was in good form and nearly everyone got what they hoped they would get.. I appreciate it was more queuing than other years.. Again we can thank Covid for that.. Traditionally we flood the shop at 8AM and normal it is settled by 9AM or 9:15 but because we had to limited numbers in-store it created a bottle neck outside and delays.. Those folks that starting queuing around 8AM were probably worse effected with nearly 1 and 3/4 hours wait for some.. Having said that I found people’s form was good and felt there was a cracking atmosphere and in-store in was more serene.. Apologies to those we delayed we done our best.. I know there was a good few folks arrived between 8 and 9 and saw the queue and said f**k that but hopefully next year if you arrive at 8:15 then you just walk into a wedged shop… Look the weather was on our side, smiles were on most faces, and it is another big boat for me.. Or how much is Arsenal going for again?? (Don’t start me on that ye’d have to dig me out of here..)

Anyways, sincerely thanks for the support and laughs, we do it all again on Saturday July 17th albeit to a lesser extent… Two thirds of the releases were Drop 1 and about one third on Drop 2.. Anyways, thank you..

Right so releases for the 18th of June include new releases by NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLISFRANK ZAPPAMATT SWEENEY & BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, KINGS OF CONVENIENCE, HELLOWEENJOAN ARMATRADING, STYX, EMERSON LAKE & PALMERFISH GO DEEP, CLINT MANSELL & CLINT WALSH, KID CUDICZARFACE & MF DOOMGARY KEMPFEAR FACTORY, and THE TROJAN STORY Vinyl and CD box sets.. There are reissues by THE MONKEES, ARETHA FRANKLINDEACON BLUECHARLES MINGUSALAN PARSONS, E.S.T, PINK FLOYD.. On the CD front there is a TEN YEARS AFTER 10CD SetRICH ROBINSON Deluxe CD reissues, and CD/DVD packs from THE MOODY BLUES, PACO & JOHN and BODY COUNT & ICE T…



And moving onto releases for the 25th of June which includes the beautiful new SAINT SISTER album ‘Where I Should End’… Here is ‘Karaoke Song’ from the new record 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF4H-fAb70I
We have a treat in-store for ye folks!! Well actually out-store! Saturday June 26th at 4PM, mark it in ye’r diary please… Have ye got it done?? I’ll give ye a few seconds more.. Saturday June 26th at 4PM the Music Zone Community is invited to attend an out-store of live music by SAINT SISTER.. Yep a little gig in the carpark and a signing by the band of their new record afterwards.. Starved of live music?? Well here’s a lovely opportunity to catch a few beautiful tunes from a really talented homegrown act.. Personally looking forward to it.. We will provide a refreshment or two.. Really hope a few of ye can make it in.. Outside gig out-store.. First out-store really! Exciting!! Here’s a bit on the album 

Self-produced and self-released, every inch of Saint Sister’s sophomore record, Where I Should End, belongs to them. Written on and off the tour cycle of their 2018 debut LP Shape of Silence, the album seeks to find meaning in a world that doesn’t stand still. And although the stories behind the songs stem from the unravelling and rebuilding of relationships while on the road, Where I Should End finds harpist/arranger Gemma Doherty and vocalist/songwriter Morgana MacIntyre in a place of great certainty, and performing at their peak. The duo, feeling boxed-in by the descriptor “atmosfolk” (a term coined for Saint Sister around their 2015 Madrid EP), challenged themselves to create a distinctive shift in their sound with their new album. On Where I Should End, Doherty and MacIntyre built upon their already evocative, entwining vocals and rich, atmospheric melodies to craft varied and resonant soundscapes that radiate with a breathtaking new warmth.



Right the rest of the releases for the 25th include new releases by JOHN GRANTKOJAQUELUCY DACUSFAYE WEBSTERHIATUS KAIYOTESOUL JAZZ – COLD WAVE #2HISS GOLDEN MESSENGERSTYXCEDRIC BURNSIDE, JACK SAVORETTIJOHN MURRY, DREAM THEATER, DEVIN TOWNSENDPSYCHEDELIC FURS ‘Best Of’a BEATLES 7”a STONES 7”. There are reissues by PJ HARVEYMOTORHEAD, MADNESSFLEETWOOD MACGYM CLASS HEROES, HAMMERFALL, QUEENSRYCHEMILES DAVISBILL EVANS, THE DRIFTERSKELLY LEE OWENSKILLING JOKE, ALAN PARSONS, MY MORNING JACKETSONNY CLARKWES MONTGOMERYJIMMY SMITHBRIAN SETZERMOUNT KIMBIE, and THE ROOTS. On the CD front we have new ones from MODEST MOUSE and PICTURE THIS.

Right so releases for the 2nd of July.. Sony have the interesting release by BOBBY GILLESPIE & JEHNNY BETH ‘Utopian Ashes’ on CD, Vinyl or Indies Clear Vinyl also… Here is ‘Remember We Were Lovers’ from the collaboration from the Primal Scream and Savages front folk..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me_UI2l3b14



Sony also have the sound track to the movie ‘Annette’ .. Music done by SPARKS for the soundtrack and it’s on CD, Standard LP or Indies LP also..

Warner for the 2nd of July have one or two in fact for BIG COUNTRY fans.. A reissue of early nineties album ‘Buffalo Skinners’ on 2LP on ADA and I believe a first timer on vinyl for live album ‘Without the Aid Of A Safety Net’ mainly from the Barrowlands in Glasgow in 1994.. This got a 2CD release in the 00s but I don’t think was ever out on vinyl.. 3LP version release now on ADA..

Rhino / Warner have the JONI MITCHELL ‘Reprise Albums Box Set (1968-1971).. The great lady’s first four albums on Reprise.. ‘Song To A Seagull’, ‘Clouds’, ‘Ladies Of The Canyon’ and ‘Blue’… When I say that ‘great’ lady, I truly mean it.. Amazing, talented, brilliant, flawed, inspiring human-being.. Ah Joni I could write a whole newsletter.. The boxset is out on Blue’s 50th Birthday as a 4LP set or 4CD Set… Here is ‘Little Green’ from ‘Blue’.. I’m telling something most of ye know but this is for  the small few of ye that don’t know.. This is a song she wrote for her child that she had given up for adoption.. “There’ll be icicles and birthday clothes sometimes there’ll be sorrow”.. If this song doesn’t get yeah a little bit, very few will.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTxUrDtoPP0



East/West via Warner have the new LAURA MVULA album ‘Pink Noise’ on CD, Orange Indies Vinyl and standard Pink Vinyl.. Reissue on CD also of TOM PETTY’s ‘Angel Dream’

Orchard for the 2nd of July have the brand new AT THE GATES album ‘The Nightmare of Being’ on CD, Mediabook 2CD, Black Vinyl with Poster or a limited 2LP Coloured Vinyl / 3CD Box Set Art Book..

Integral for the 2nd of July have new ones from EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY and THE GO! TEAM as well as nice reissues by TREES SPEAK…

Uni for the 2nd of July have not sent out the releases properly yet as I do this, but I know there is a reissue of QUEEN’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Vol 1 on CD, jewel box with 12 page booklet and also released as a Cassette (I had it back in the day!!), clear cassette with 6 panel inlay.. Uni also have MR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST ‘The Lockett’ new album on CD or LP..

I’ll have ye over to Bobby now and he will run through announcements and further down road niceties.. I know this is some folks favourite bit of the newsletter but Paul you might want to close your eyes this week… It comes with a money health warning!!

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the good weather!
Few biggies being announced today. Ray has ye warned.
Kicking us off this week is my own personal favourite Solo-Beatle record getting a long awaited reissue for it’s 50th Anniversary. The excellent ‘All Things Must Pass’ by GEORGE HARRISON is due out in August on a fair few formats. There will be 2CD3CDDeluxe 5CD SetStandard 3LP VinylDeluxe 5LP Vinyl, and a Super Deluxe 8LP Vinyl Box Set. The deluxe formats feature a host of unreleased demos, session outtakes and jams. Due to be released on August 6th.



There is a vinyl print due of THIN LIZZY’s ‘Greatest Hits’ now announced for release via Universal at the end of July, a nice one which we never have had before. There is also a reissue coming (again long awaited) of PEARL JAM’s ‘No Code’. This was released when their catalogue was reissued in what must be around 2016, but it quickly sold out and for some reason was the only one that wasn’t repressed. Have struggled to get it ever since, but hopefully back for good this time! 



Some other nice reissues include a limited run of ROYKSÖPP’s ‘Melody AM’ (only get a small few of these in), a limited coloured vinyl reissue of CHRISTINE PERFECT’s 1970 self titled album (Christine Perfect, a.k.a Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac fame), and of HEAVY STEREO’s 1996 album ‘Deja Voodoo’ as a deluxe 2CD Book or Clear Vinyl. Heavy Stereo was Mr Gem Archer’s project on Creation in the mid-nineties, before going on the join Oasis, Beady Eye and Noely G’s High Flying Birds. Great guitar player, have never heard this myself so looking forward to it!

Warner have just announced the debut album by MAISIE PETERS’ which is coming on CD or White Coloured Vinyl, signed to Mr. Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records.

Lastly, on the Irish front we have two nice releases. THE ZEN ARCADE release their new EP ‘High Fidelity’ on limited edition hot pink coloured vinyl. 3 members of the band were in The Strypes before the band called it a day in 2019. I have met the lads plenty of times throughout the years at Strypes gigs, and not only are they incredibly talented, they really a lovely bunch of lads. Looking forward to hearing this new project, and hopefully getting to a gig of theirs in the future! Check out single ‘Don’t Say A Word’ here : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtY-Y-wL1U



Also from on the Irish front we have the new EP release from Dublin Post-Punk group SCATTERED ASHEScalled ‘Parallel Lines’, pressed on limited red vinyl and released through their own Fatal Vision label. Here is the title track from the EP :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFyzqDvH_iM

These two releases are due to be shipped to the shop on the 22nd of June, so should have stock shortly!

Our Playlist for new releases for July 2nd is also now live at the following link :
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASES JULY 2ND 2021

That’s it from me week for this week folks, back to the boss-man!

Integral for the 9th of July have the debut album by Australia’s THE GOOD SAX ‘Mirror II’ on indies vinyl and CD via Matador, early recordings from KING GIZZARD ‘Teenage Gizzard’ on ATO, they have a brand new album by THE WALLFLOWERS called ‘Exit Wounds’ on New West Records on CD, LP, Indies LP and lastly there is an interesting JON HOPKINS covers EP which he compiled reimaginings of some of his favourite songs…

Sin é for this week really folks,
Thanks as always for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
musiczone.ie

RSD Week Is Upon Us! New Saint Sister and Orla Gartland, and a Buena Vista Social Club 25th Anniversary

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well.. Big newsletter this evening.. RSD Newsletter… Where do I start?? Well it’s on this Saturday the 12th of June is as good a place as any to start.. Where Raymond?? Out in the good shuttle musiczone.ie in Deanrock in To(u)her and importantly from 6PM on the aul’ website.. Cén t-am Raymond?? The siopa will open at 8AM Saturday morning but we can only leave 4 or 5 in at a time (as we obviously can’t flood the shop).. (No pun intended there).. We would ask folk to try get in and out in 10/15 minutes as others are waiting outside… Myself, Bob & Shane are on site to help ye get sorted… We will try make it as smooth as possible… So Saturday at 8AM in the shop, and then online from 6PM..

What about the stock Raymond?? Here is the fun part.. Loads landed safe and good I reckon 80%… But delays a plenty.. I’ll try my best here to update but with 500 seasons in one day, Brexit, it is a bit all over the shop.. Here are some titles that are tight on stock to start with.. Amy Winehouse Remixes,, Haim 7”, Arianna Live, Def Leppard Live, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Robert Plant, Status Quo, Tears for Fears, War Child Help EP, Belle & Sebastian, Shame, Mogwai, Freddie Gibbs, Stooges, Toots, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene, Prince… (Ash is moved to Drop 2, as is Stones ‘Hot Rocks’ and numerous other small releases..

There are quite a few titles that have not shipped yet (Wednesday!!) that are still supposed to be here for Drop 1 like Amy Winehouse, Mark Lanegan, Rage Against The Machine, Prince, Belly, Elastica, Tune-Yards, Add N To X.. The Reps think / hope they will be here by Saturday..

The Orchard let us down for titles again this year and they don’t know how it happened.. They uploaded our order on the day I sent it to them (30th April) confirmed to me that they received the order but then it disappeared.. The Russians??.. MI5, CIA could all be involved.. Anyway was on it early enough to save some but we will be getting no stock of Tom Tom Club, Richard Hell or The Sword and a few small bits.. Motley Crue gone to July Drop 2…

Plastichead (a big problem pre-Brexit.. worse since) have let us down and every shop in the UK as well from what I can gather, so sorry to say but there will not be RSD releases with us for Elvis – Cafe, Elvis – Mad Prof, Howard Jones 12”, Iggy Pop – Channel Boston… Four nice titles but sorry not going to happen for us and believe me did we try… Painful stuff.. Sorry.. Forewarned is forearmed.. Great craic this isn’t it… That’s a lot of the bad / iffy news.. Plenty of good news… Sorry just got the news that these are now Drop 2 : Beastie Boys, Yusuf, Don Davis & John Martin..

On to the better news!! Done well on the Fontaines release and I think the Wolf Alice new album and RSD are landing sometime later this week..

So I suppose if an album isn’t mentioned in the iffy pages then it should be good… I suppose most folks support the shop for what it is on the day.. A celebration of local record shops (We are one of them)… Rest assured we have done what we can do to try and secure every record wish listed and succeeded in 80 to 90% of cases.. Hope to see Saturday either in person or online… If emailing me over the coming days I will try get you an answer and I apologise if my reply is brief!!

Right so, moving onto releases for this Friday the 11th of June (As said earlier we hope to have the new WOLF ALICE also)… Releases for 11th of June include new releases by NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDSRHIANNON GIDDENSSLEATER-KINNEYJOE BONAMASSALUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REALGARBAGEALESSANDRO CORTINIJESSIE WARE, JOANA SERRATMAROON 5, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, BRAD MEHLDAU & THE ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, JULIAN LAGEDUSTIN O’HALLORANMARINA, and the CRUELLA OST on CD.. There are Reissues by SIGUR ROS, DR. FEELGOOD, THE MINUTESTHE SHINS, SPIRITUALIZEDDEF LEPPARDKISSMARK MORRISONLANTERNS ON THE LAKE, GHOSTBUSTERS 2 OST, and the Super Deluxe BLACK SABBATH ‘Sabotage’ sets.. There is also a 5CD set release from ASIA..



Video from last week’s releases is up here now :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LSRrILkP7o&ab_channel=MusicZone

And releases for the 18th of June include new releases by NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLISFRANK ZAPPAMATT SWEENEY & BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, KINGS OF CONVENIENCE, HELLOWEENJOAN ARMATRADING, STYX, EMERSON LAKE & PALMERFISH GO DEEP, CLINT MANSELL & CLINT WALSH, KID CUDICZARFACE & MF DOOMGARY KEMPFEAR FACTORY, and THE TROJAN STORY Vinyl and CD box sets.. There are reissues by THE MONKEES, ARETHA FRANKLINDEACON BLUECHARLES MINGUSALAN PARSONS, E.S.T, PINK FLOYD.. On the CD front there is a TEN YEARS AFTER 10CD SetRICH ROBINSON Deluxe CD reissues, and CD/DVD packs from THE MOODY BLUES, PACO & JOHN and BODY COUNT & ICE T…



Right so moving onto the 25th of June… Via Proper we have the new SAINT SISTER album ‘Where I Should End’, which is the follow up to the excellent debut album ‘Shape Of Silence’.. Here is ‘Oh My God Oh Canada’ from the new record… Beautiful stuff again.. Really looking forward to this release..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dojrpWuhQrs



Universal for the 25th of June have the new CD (only for now) by PICTURE THIS ‘Life in Colour’ album number three out on Island.. They also have the brand new JACK SAVORETTI album ‘Europiana’ on CD or LP through E.M.I.. Uni via UMC have the next in the PJ HARVEY reissue series, this time with the 7th studio album ‘White Chalk’.. So there is the album reissue and as a separate LP or CD a collection of unreleased demos.. ‘The Demos’ and the LP reissue of the album both include a download..



UMC also have some QUEENSRYCHE reissues.. ‘Operation : Mindcrime’ and ‘Empire’.. These are reissued as limited CD/DVD Boxsets, Double LPs or as Double CDs… Debut album by DRUG STORE ROMEOS also out which could be an interesting also on Fiction… Polydor have the Original Cast Recording of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’s ‘Cinderella’ and Concord have a BILL EVANS 5CD box set as well as an uncovered album ‘On A Friday Evening’ on CD Or Vinyl... Spinefarm have a 3LP Green vinyl reissue of Killing Joke’s ‘Pylon’ and UMC have a deluxe reissue of the second album by THE ROOTS ‘Do You Want More?!!!’.. Lastly form Uni there are some Bluenote LP reissues by SONNY CLARK with ‘Cool Struttin’, and JIMMY SMITH’s ‘Back In The Chicken Shack’.. All under the Uni umbrella for the June 25th releases..

Republic of Music for the 25th have the new JOHN MURRY album ‘The Stars Are God’s Bullet Holes’ on CD and Indies Only Vinyl.. There is a repress of KELLY LEE OWEN’s self titled LP on coloured vinyl also... Lastly from ROM for the 25th of June is the 10th Anniversary Expanded Vinyl of MOUNT KIMBIE’s ‘Crooks & Lovers’ as a 3LP Edition..

Sony for the 25th of June have the MODEST MOUSE album on CD only for now ‘The Golden Casket’ it is called.. Here is ‘We Are Between’ from the new record.. Vinyl due out late August..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYI9cVpReJo

The Orchard for the 25th of June have a live DREAM THEATER ‘Lost, Not Forgotten : Live in Japan’ on CD or Indies Only 2LP/CD.. They also have a DEVIN TOWNSEND ‘Devolution Series #2 – Galatic Quarantine’ on CD/BluRay or Gatefold 2LP/CD..

Cargo for the 25th of June have the new HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER record ‘Quietly Blowing It’ on Merge and it’s out on CD, LP or Indies Only LP.. There is a new CEDRIC BURNSIDE also and a  BEATLES Live 7′‘ and a STONES Live 7” also...

PIAS for the 25th of June have the new JOHN GRANTFAYE WEBSTERHIATUS KAIYOTELUCY DACUSROSE CITY BAND as well as reissues by MY MORNING JACKET, PETER MURPHY, and the debut release by KOJAQUE also..



Warner for the 25th have a new album by HAMMERFALL as well as a host of reissues by BRIAN SETZER (Stray Cats), FLEETWOOD MAC ‘Live’, GYM CLASS HEROES ‘As Cruel As School Children’MADNESS ‘The Rise and Fall’ 4th Studio album (some say their best) on BMG, MILES DAVIS’ ‘Merci Miles : Live at Vienne’ on Rhino as a 2CD or 2LP.. Last live show 2 months before his death in September 1991.. MOTORHEAD’s ‘No Sleep Till Hammersmith’ is being reissued on the 25th of june also as a 2CD, 4CD Boxset or 3LP through BMG, there is a DRIFTER’s reissue ‘Golden Hits’ and TOTO’s ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ as a transparent vinyl or CD/BluRay..



Going to hand you over to Bobby now to see if he has much this week for ye..

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well!
Looking forward to this Saturday! 
A few nice bits again up this week now for pre-order. As Ray mentioned earlier, the new SAINT SISTER record is due in for release on the 25th, and we’re delighted that there is also a vinyl pressing of the excellent debut record ‘Shape of Silence’ also due into us in the coming weeks. A really nice listen and one we haven’t had on vinyl before so delighted to get a few copies!

Another cracking release from the Irish front is the debut album announced today by ORLA GARTLAND, titled ‘Woman On The Internet’. The album is due in in August in the good siopa and is released on CD or LP. Check out the single ‘Zombie!’ below, fierce catchy track! Really looking forward to hearing the rest of the album! : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpZv3BV1jxE



There is a cracking reissue of BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB’s self titled release due to us in September for the 25th Anniversary of the brilliant album. It is coming as an expanded 2CD, 2LP or a lovely 2CD/2LP/Book Box Set.



And finally from myself for this week, now up for pre-order on the site and due in to us in July is the brand new album ‘Sob Rock’ from JOHN MAYER. This one is being released on CDLP or Indies Only Clear LP. Serious 80s vibes from the lead single ‘Last Train Home’ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Ne5dVDfLM

Our weekly Spotify Playlist is now up for releases for June 25th, a long one this week with 35 tracks! Be sure to give us a follow to keep up with all our playlists! :
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASE PLAYLIST : JUNE 25TH 2021

That’s it from myself for this week, back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!
Lastly so, PIAS for the 2nd of July has EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY’s debut album ‘Yellow’ on Matador and the brand new album from THE GO! TEAM ‘Get Up Sequences : Part 1‘ via Memphis Industries.. Indies Only Coloured Vinyl available.. Lastly Soul Jazz Records have some TREES SPEAK coloured Vinyl reissues..

Sin é for this week folks,
Hope to see ye over the next week and bare with us as we have tried our best
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
musiczone.ie

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Return, Kojaque’s New LP, And RSD Drop 1 Opening Hours 2

Hi everyone,

Hope all is well enough.. Jays the 3rd of June… Record Store Day is just 9 days away… It kind of creeps up on you doesn’t it… The shop will be open at 8AM on Saturday the 12th of June.. So we will probably only leave 4/5 customers/households in at a go and unfortunately ask ye to be prompt enough as others are waiting… Not ideal I know but the 3 of us will be on site and there to help… The records had better start arriving as so far NADA has arrived… I’ll update properly on it all again next week,

Here’s the releases in the good siopa for this Friday the 4th of June. They include new releases by MIKE COOLEY / PATTERSON HOOD / JASON ISBELLCROWDED HOUSEJAMESRISE AGAINSTDANIEL AVERYEINAUDITHE ALARMNEW MOON JELLY ROLL FREEDOM ROCKERS, and a ROD STEWART Vinyl Box Set.. There are Reissues by THE AVALANCHESART BLAKEYSARAH JAROSZDECAPITATED, MESHUGGAHANTHRAXMICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, and the 12” and 7” reissue of THE SPECIALS ‘Ghost Town’… On the CD front there is three HANK WILLIAMS collections out



Video for the new releases last Friday is up here now :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkzU53_2AFE&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=MusicZone

Followed swiftly along by releases for the 11th of June… The day be for the ‘day’.. I really hope next year we can have a celebration like other years.. That makes the day extra special… The music, the couple of beers or not… Hopefully next year again.. Anyway the releases for the 11th of June include new releases by NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDSRHIANNON GIDDENSSLEATER-KINNEYJOE BONAMASSALUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REALGARBAGEALESSANDRO CORTINIJESSIE WARE, JOANA SERRATMAROON 5, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, BRAD MEHLDAU & THE ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, JULIAN LAGEDUSTIN O’HALLORANMARINA, and the CRUELLA OST on CD.. There are Reissues by SIGUR ROS, DR. FEELGOOD, THE MINUTESTHE SHINS, SPIRITUALIZEDDEF LEPPARDKISSMARK MORRISONLANTERNS ON THE LAKE, GHOSTBUSTERS 2 OST, and the Super Deluxe BLACK SABBATH ‘Sabotage’ sets.. There is also a 5CD set release from ASIA..



Right so releases for the 18th of June include via Universal the new KINGS OF CONVENIENCE album ‘Peace or Love’ on EMI Records.. Excellent songsmiths, unreal harmonies (as good as anyone).. I do have a soft spot for them.. This is their first record in ages.. Here is ‘Rocky Trail’ from the album 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdv5n_Qgiw4

Uni also have a new KID CUDI CD on Island Records.. ‘The Man On The Moon III : The Chosen’.. Could be a Star Trek film.. STYX also have a  new album on UMC ‘Cash Of The Crown’ on CD or Limited LP.. There is a FRANK ZAPPA live release ‘Zappa ’88 : The Last US Show’ on 2CD Jewel Case or Limited 4LP Set



PIAS/Integral for the 18th have the CLINT MANSELL / CLINT WALSH collaborated covers album of Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ as well as a E.S.T reissue on vinyl via ACT records..

Warner for the 18th of June have a nice few releases… There is a deluxe CD version of CHARLES MINGUS’ ‘Live at Carnegie Hall’ his 1974 live album for Atlantic, with over an hour of unheard music.. BMG/ADA have an absolutely gorgeous looking EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER ‘Fanfare 1970-1997’ box set which has 16 CDs, 3LPs, Audio BluRay , 2 x 7” Singles, Book, Poster, Tour Stadium Programmes and pin base… The 11 albums remastered on CD plus 5 unreleased CD albums (live stuff etc), triple LP ‘Live in Rome & Milan 1973’.. Warner also have a new album (CD Only for now) from FEAR FACTORY ‘Aggression Continuum’, their 10th studio album, this one on Nuclear Blast.. GRATEFUL DEAD’s ‘Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) live album gets remastered on 2LP or 2CD.. This is the band’s 2nd best selling album..

HELLOWEEN release their new 15th album on Nuclear Blast on the 18th on a host of formats… The album is self titled and features 3 lead singers for the first time.. There are a host of physical formats available!! BMG also have a new one from JOAN ARMATRADING on CD and LP ‘Consequences’.. There is a 10 CD Box Set of TEN YEARS AFTER ‘1967-1974’ on Chrysalis.. MONKEES have a reissue of their debut album (huge album back in ’66).. This is a deluxe 2LP Set with bonus tracks and the lacquers were cut from the analogue tape for the fist time since 1966..

Last but not least from Warner for the 18th of June is the TROJAN STORY Box Set on 3CD or 3LP.. This is a reissue of the 1971 same named album compilation which put Ska, Rock Steady and Reggae on an international stage… Class compilation it is..



Without a doubt the biggest release for the 18th of June comes via Proper Music with the release of the new NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS record (i don’t envy the poster maker) ‘Carnage’.. This is the first time the duo have recorded an album of songs together.. I have not heard any of it yet, I sometimes chose to wait.. So looking forward to hearing it… I wasn’t as gone on ‘Ghosteen’ as I was with the two previous ones ‘Skeleton Tree’ and ‘Push The Sky’ but the quality and out put is savage…



Proper have four solo CD reissues from Black Crowes’ RICH ROBINSON new deluxe editions of ‘Flux’, ‘Paper’, ‘Through A Crooked Sun’ and ‘Woodstock Sessions Vol. 3’.. There are a few nice live CD/DVD releases on Ear Music coming out from THE MOODY BLUES ‘Live at Montreux 1991‘, guitar masters PACO DE LUCIA / JOHN MCLAUGHLIN ‘Lie at Montreux 1987’, and BODY COUNT / ICE-T ‘From The Smoke Out Festival 2003’..

Sony Music for the 18th of June have a new solo record from GARY KEMP.. They have a fine vinyl best of from ARETHA FRANKLIN, and a 30th Anniversary LP reissue of DEACON BLUE’s ‘Fellow Hoodlums’..

Cargo for the 18th of June have the CZARFACE & MF DOOM ‘Super What?’ CD format release which includes a comic book, out on Silver Age… Cargo also have PINK FLOYD ‘Live at Montreux 1970’ double LP containing nine tracks originally broadcast by Swiss Radio on November 1970 in excellent quality…

Going to hand you over to Bobby now who will run through interesting bits and pieces down the road or announced lately..

Hey folks,
Hope everyone is keeping safe and well.
Starting us off this week, and only announced today, Integral have a brand new album coming from PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, entitled ‘Bright Magic’. It’s due to us in September, and will come on CDVinyl or limited Indies Orange / Black Marbled Vinyl.



Another nice one announced in the last week or so is the brand new MODEST MOUSE album ‘The Golden Casket’, due from Sony. The CD for this one is due shortly by the end of June, but the vinyl won’t be with us until August 29th.

Demon / Edsel via Proper have a new ‘Best Of’ by PSYCHEDELIC FURS. It is being released as a Deluxe 2CD, or as a standard 1LP Black Vinyl, or a limited Indies 1LP pressed on Clear Vinyl.



A few other nice bits for down the line include a vinyl reissue of FLEETWOOD MAC’s 1979 LP ‘Tusk’, and MOV have a nice limited, coloured vinyl reissue of ALAN PARSONS’ ‘Time Machine’. On the CD front, there is a new album due from blues guitarist CHRISTONE KINGFISH INGRAM, and also from PICTURE THIS. No vinyl announced for either of these yet.

Spotify Playlist for releases for the 18th of June is also now live here :
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASES JUNE 18TH PLAYLIST

That’s it from me this week folks, back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!
Ok so, last up for today is PIAS / Integral stuff for the 25th of June.. Before I go on about that… I have a growing concern some titles are not going to make RSD Drop 1… There have been quite a few moved to Drop 2 in the last week (nothing too major, bits and pieces here and there) but i’m becoming aware of titles since not in our suppliers warehouses from the pressing plant for Drop 1 releases.. That’s tight with really only 7 working days until the Drop.. I’m sure it will be fine but ROM have not shipped 4 titles as they haven’t arrived to them yet, and Plastichead said yesterday ‘Our RSD Stuff has not arrived to us yet!! quote, unquote… Fill you with confidence?? Yep me too!!

Anyway, Integral for the 25th of June have new albums by DANIEL AVERYFAYE WEBSTERHIATUS KAIYOTE, LUCY DACUS’s third album ‘Home Video’ via Matador on CD, LP or Indies LP... There are reissues by THE MELVINS, and 2 nice MY MORNING JACKET reissues on ATO ‘Evil Urges’ and ‘It Still Moves’.. There is the last of the PETER MURPHY reissues and an underground electronic compilation ‘Cold Wave #2’ by the masters themselves SOUL JAZZ Records.. Quite a few above but also three very interesting releases from PIAS / Integral for the 25th of June are by JOHN GRANT, his new album entitled ‘Boy From Michigan’ on CD, DLP and Deluxe 2LP version also.. The record is produced by Cate Le Bon.. Here is the title track.. Visually cracking video.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecBpAwovikg



Another fine release is the new ROSE CITY BAND album on Thrill Jockey ‘Earth Trip’, available on CD, LP and Indies Only LP.. Here is ‘Lonely Places’ from the record.. Rose City Band is the solo project of Ripley Johnson from Wooden Ships and Moon Duo..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZlid1_qb8A

Last but not least for sure on this newsletter is the release from Dublin’s own KOJAQUE on Different Recordings.. The debut album form the hip hop artist entitled ‘Town’s Dead’ and here is the title track from the record.. Social commentary is at the heart of all good hip-hop and it’s here in spades.. Available on CD or LP.. Kojaque is set to play Cypress Avenue down here at the end of November.. Could be a nice one to catch..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15pagtl5C2k



Jusr got word Uni, WEA and Proper RSD releases are on the way.. I’ll study them for any problems but looks good enough fills on first look…

Sin é for this week folks,
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane,
musiczone.ie

A Sigur Rós Reissue, A Trjoan Set, And Salvation : Inspired By The Cranberries For Pieta

Hi everyone,
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 shop@musiczone.ie .. 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, MOBYBLACKBERRY SMOKEMUSTAFAKING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARDTEXASDEL AMITRININA SIMONEETTA JAMESEASY LIFECLINT MANSELLNILS LANDGREN FUNK UNIT,  BURNING WITCHESRELOADED and THE 60S ALBUM compilation records. There are reissues by PJ HARVEYDAVID BOWIETHE WEDDING PRESENTEVA CASSIDYCANGRATEFUL DEADGRAHAM NASHWORLD PARTY, GREEN DAY, K.D. LANGPARAMORE, 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!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY3Qv2Mf-2U&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=MusicZone

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 ISBELLCROWDED HOUSEJAMESRISE AGAINSTDANIEL AVERYEINAUDITHE ALARMNEW MOON JELLY ROLL FREEDOM ROCKERS, and a ROD STEWART Vinyl Box Set.. There are Reissues by THE AVALANCHESART BLAKEYSARAH JAROSZDECAPITATED, MESHUGGAHANTHRAXMICHAEL 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.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQC-i6eEu7w

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.. 2CD3CD Deluxe Edition2LP 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 ParlophoneASIA’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

Hey everyone,
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 2CDDeluxe 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 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM5DbOdneUg



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!

Thanks Bob!
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!!!

Anyways,
Sin é for this week folks,
Thanks for listening as always,
Ray, Bobby & Shane,
musiczone.ie