Hope all is well party people. The routine like i never left it…yuck yuck a bit isnt it, rain and darkness but flipside there is some silence in the house at times…i think i am a bigger fan of noise though….the smallest girl started “ big” school last week as well…where did that 5 and a bit years go.
Right so releases for this friday the 9th of september and we have…
DAFT PUNK – alive 2007”“ daft club” “ human after all” , JULIAN LENNON “ jude” , SLADE “ all the worlds a stage” GLOBAL UNDERGROUND compilation , OZZY OSBOURNE album “ patient number 9” , MANIC STREET PREACHERS album “ know your enemy” , ROBBIE WILLIAMS album “ XXV” , YO YO MA / JOHN WILLIAMS “ a gathering of friends”
FIGHT LIKE APES debut , Bloodbath , I DRAW SLOW , PARKWAY DRIVE “ darker still” , Freedy Johnston , MADONNA , THE AMAZONS “ how will i know if heaven will find me?”
KT TUNSTALL , KISS “ off the soundboard: des moines nov 77” , TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND , IMAGINE DRAGONS , BITCHIN BAJAS , OLIVER SIM.
And then for the 16th of sept we have releases by…
PINK FLOYDS “ ANIMALS” , SUEDE “ autofiction” , BEHEMOTH “ opvs contra natvram” , SMITH/KOTZEN “ better days….and nights” , DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE “ asphalt meadows” , ASH reissue , THE KINKS reissue , JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS , SUPERGRASSs self titled album , MADNESS “ the dangermen sessions” , PRINCEs “ come” , MARILLION “ holidays in eden”
WILCOs “ yankee hotel foxtrot” , MICHELLE BRANCHs new album on Nonesuch “ the trouble with fever”
GEORGE MICHAEL “ older “ , MILES DAVIS bootleg seriesJOHN COLTRANE “ blue train” complete masters
VINCE GUARALDI TRIO “ a charlie brown christmas” , MARIANNE FAITHFULL compilation album “ songs of innocence and experience” , RINGO STARR , BLACKPINK , LANG LANG releases “ the disney book” , ELLA & LOUIS Again, JOE LOVANO “ IM ALL FOR YOU” , JULIAN LAGE
compilation albums, alternative pop one, country legends , CHICAGO BLUES compilation.Turin Brakes ninth studio album , The Proclaimers new TOM MORELLO , JESCA HOOP, BLACK ANGELS and WHITNEY as well as HORACE ANDY
THE STUNNING paradise in the picturehouse
REPUBLIC OF MUSIC ( one of my big brexit problem companies to be honest…works fine if i place decent orders but any order less than 5 albums seems to get lost coming across the irish sea…some sharks and pirates in those waters me thinks)…anyways this one will be fine…City Slang have the new LAMBCHOP album “ the bible” on cd and two vinyl formats… 2LP is pressed on 140g black double vinyl, Side 4 w/ Etching, comes in Gatefold w/ printed inner sleeves. The 2LPX format is pressed on translucent galaxy (marbled black & orange) coloured vinyl and is an indies exclusive format. The album is receiving rave reviews to be fair…9 out of 10s all over the shop…here is “ dog city blues’ ‘ from the album, quite a jazzy flavour to it…allocated 10 copies of the indies vinyl version.
Main point of attack from the “AD” this week is sept 23rd…first up is Warner so and they have loads of releases for the 23rd, most are run of the mill reissues to be honest..a few more interesting bits as well i suppose…ill start rattling them off i suppose…new 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER album on Bmg deluxe cd and indies brown lp, new BILLY IDOL EP on CD only for now again BMG, BLUR “ bustin & dronin” reissue on blk vinyl or cd via PLG UK ( Parlophone) there was a fancier version out for rsd you may recall, BRUCE DICKINSON “ accident of birth” 2lp red & yellow splatter reissue…interesting one next…CHICK COREA “ the montreaux years” on cd and lp again via BMG…Chicks best bits from down the years of the festival..new DANIEL LANOIS CD “ player, piano” …here is “ my all” from it…lovely tune
BMG have some DIO at Donington reissues as lenticular cd editions or 2lp versions…1983 and 1987 covered here..also “ killing the dragon” lp reissue, GRATEFUL DEAD live from Madison square garden in 1981 as a 3CD…Rhino /Elecktra has the next JONI MITCHELL boxsets…” the asylum years 1972 to 1975” as 4 cd set or a 5 lp set…i think Joni is my numero uno female solo recording artist of all time..pour moi anyway, each to their ownthough as my mam would say…it is a slight pity/big pity actually on the price of the lp set…it is expensive …shop not running out to buy yachts, its running just over 20% profit margin for the shop…there is a special vinyl version of the MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS album “ electra heart” as platinum blonde deluxe magenta version, new MARK OWEN album on cd or lp, MOTLEY CRUE reissues of “ shout at the devil” and “ theatre of pain” on cd or lp and MOTORHEAD reissue “ hammered” on gold and black splatter vinyl, BMG also have 40th anniversary reissues of MOTORHEADs “ iron fist” on 2cd, 3lp or indies only black & blue swirl vinyl…Neil young “ time fades away” cd reissue, new NILS FRAHM album “ music for animals” on 3cd or 4lp via BMG…heres a tune from it
Theres a STONE TEMPLE PILOTS boxset of “ core” and lastly a few VENOM reissues.
Had a few pints with the Bob man there recently as he was home (went to see the wonderful SHAKER HYMN in Coughlans…THE SHAKER HYMN will play an instore with us on Sat 15th October , more on that closer to the time…mark it in the diaries!)…i know loads of ye ask for Bob so i just gave him a general “everyone is asking for you kid” …he is in flying form to be fair, loves the job, seems to be getting on really well there..he is enjoying life, there is another couple of Cork lads working with Warner as well so that’s nice for him. He told me but i’m still not really sure what he does but he is kept busy with organizing anniversary reissues for ye amongst a host of other jobs…seeing as we have a BEATLES announcement today…the Bobs and his team went to Abbey road studios for a night out … he was in studio 2 where all the Beatles records were cut..they had a half speed vinyl cutting demo with Miles Showell!! How feckin bad like…should have gone for the job meself! …living the dream a bit id say and no better boy…he sends his love yer way as well
So folks, Shane and Adam also…just a quick note on the revolver announcement…best prices on the website are 195 for the vinyl box set and 142 for the cd boxset…if collecting from the siopa and we aren’t paying the shipping costs then best prices from the shop floor are 135 for the cd boxset and 188 for the vinyl box set…i was a little late getting on the beatles, i think i was 15 before i properly started listening to them and Revolver was my introduction…some introduction…hooked lined and sunk i was…Shane will have more on the formats etc later on..
Proper for the 23rd sept has two SANDY DENNY reissues on vinyl…long out of print debut solo album “ the north star grassman and the ravens” and second album “ sandy” via their own proper records label…the vinyl release for the new CASS MCCOMBS is the 23rd of sept also ( getting great reviews this is)…btw the latest KEVIN MORBY album is really good i think…there’s a new album by the CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO “ out here” on Mack Avenue records and last but certainly not least from Proper on the 23rd sept is the second album by SORCHA RICHARDSON “ smiling like an idiot” on cd and lp via Faction records..here is “ shark eyes” from the album
Sony for the 23rd of Sept have a big reissue with ALICE IN CHAINS second album “ dirt” being reissued on double black vinyl and bricks and mortar shops only double yellow vinyl
…fine record…has not been in the shop for 4 or 5 years id say when Music on Vinyl had a repress of it…Layne was a great singer but his life was cut way to short, where we once again unfortunately saw the needle and the damage done…himself and Mark Lanegan were great pals but they got in some situations due to their drug habit…if it wasn’t so serious it would nearly be funny…here is “ down in a hole” from the album
Sony also have THE WEDDING PRESENT “ hit parade” 2lp and a cd…2022 marks the 30th Anniversary of the original Hit Parade single releases, where The Wedding Present released a limited edition 7” single every month throughout 1992 with each making the UK Top 30, equalling the then record of Most UK Top 30 Hits in a year set by Elvis. An original Gedge composition on the a-side of each single was accompanied by a cover version on the b-side encompassing a wide range of artists from Neil Young and The Go-Betweens to Isaac Hayes and Elton John.
The band are releasing a 2LP vinyl set collecting together the A and B-Sides of all 12 of the 7” singles. The vinyl package also includes CDs of all 24 tracks.
THE Orchard for the 23rd of Sept have a new album by Beth Nielsen Chapman “ crazy town” on cd and lp via Cooking vinyl and there’s a new album also by Jessie Baylin.
Universal for the 23rd sept have quite a few worth a mention also…second album “ gulp” from SPORTS TEAM comes out via Island on 23rd, cd, lp and indies only lp…here is “ r entertainment” from the record
Decca has the second album by THE COMET IS COMING “ hyper dimensional expansion beam” on cd, lp or indies only orange lp…interesting tunes this gang make…here is “ code” from the new one
Both of the aforementioned bands debut albums were Mercury prize nominated.
Next one up on Because music and after 4 years is the third studio album by CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS “ REDCAR les adorables etoiles” on cd, 2lp blk or 2lp red. Brave in today’s world to release an album in your native tongue if not English, but CATQ has always done their own thing ..here is cracking new tune from the album “ je te vois enfin”
There is a brand new KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZZARD WIZZARD studio album “ omnium gatherum” and is on 2 lp or lucky dip colour 2lp…the colour ones fairly limited id say…there first album in 2022 and the first time the 6 band members got in a space together in over 2 years…they are calling it their jamming album…vinyl only im afraid, dont know why that is, dont agree with it, tis daft not releasing a CD, maybe twil be later in the year..tracks are long i wont link one!
UMC are doing represses of ABBA “ gold” as double gold vinyl or as a picture disc double…a bit on the pricey side again though, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are reimagining 25 years of BOND themes via Decca on cd or lp, there is a BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE b sides and rarities cd out on the 23rd Sept , a new CHARLES LLOYD on Bluenote ,,the second in his trios albums “ ocean” and there is a new KILLING JOKE EP with the original line up.
The PATRICK KAVANAGH release is also on the 23rd on CD and LP, Originally released on Claddagh Records in 1964, the double album also features the only recording of the revered Irish poet reading his most celebrated poems. Now remastered and reimagined this new two-part album features the original recordings and Kavanagh’s poetry read by Bono, Hozier, Imelda May, Liam Neeson, Jessie Buckley, Aidan Gillen, Lisa McGee, Lisa Hannigan, President Michael D. Higgins, Evanna Lynch, Sharon Corr, Kathleen Watkins, Christy Moore, Rachael Blackmore and Aisling Bea set to a truly wonderful music composition.
The physical formats of this album include a booklet containing all the poetry one will hear on the album. The vinyl format of this release contains two unique vinyl sleeves. The first hosts a printed collage of sketches of all the celebrated readers around Patrick Kavanagh, with Kavanagh himself visible through the gold-foil cut-out square on the cover itself. The second vinyl sleeve is an exact replica of the original 1964 release.
I hope the newsletters aren’t becoming too long-winded folks, I sense they might be..i suppose we be trying to get the info to ye, trying to sell to ye as ye know is the truth of it but dont want to bore ye either….anyways for now.
Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye down the abbey road…bit buoyant kid id say after being a bit of a laughing stock to do four good ones on the bounce…yer back!!Sound, Ray, yeah, we’re back !!
Hey everyone, hope all is well with ye.
Massive one to mention first, as Ray said, THE BEATLES – Revolver is getting the special edition reissue treatment. Here’s a bit about it:
“This Special Edition of The Beatles’ REVOLVER features a new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, the
original mono mix, a 4-track EP, 31 session takes and home demos, a 100-page book with a foreword
by Paul McCartney, an essay by Questlove, detailed track notes, photos and ephemera including
handwritten lyrics, tape boxes and extracts from Klaus Voormann’s graphic novel on the making of
the cover art. Half-speed-mastered 180g LPs + 7-inch vinyl EP in a 12.56” x 12.36” slipcase.
SUPER DELUXE VINYL [limited edition 4LP+7-inch EP + 100-page hardbound book in slipcase]
LP One: Revolver (New stereo mix)
LP Two: Sessions One
LP Three: Sessions Two
LP Four: Revolver (Original mono master)”
That’s for the 4 LP Super Deluxe version.
Classic album of course.It’s really hard to choose between their last 6 or 7 albums.I really like ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ even though it’s not technically an official album or wasn;t originally.
‘Revolver’ is top notch too though!
This will be out at the end of October. We will be getting it on 1 LP, 1 CD, 2 CD, 5 CD and the Super deluxe.
Next up is Irish legend JOHN SPILLANE’s latest release ‘In Another Light’. A live performance from Cork Opera House last November with Pauline Scanlon and the Concert Orchestra. With a range of his tracks spanning from the 80s to 2020.
John is an absolute top performer and songwriter and a sound fella too.
That’s coming in October. We have the CD for now but there will be vinyl too at a later date.
Also coming down the road, but a good way down it, is the new GORILLAZ album ‘Cracker Island’ out next February. Good band. I believe some of ye went to see them recently and they were great.
We’ll have the indies neon purple coloured vinyl of it.
Also coming out worth a mention, Irish post punky artist MERYL STREEK has a debut album ‘796’ coming out on November 4th. We’ll have it on green vinyl.
Here is ‘Death to the Landlord’ from it: https://youtu.be/GTkkT_rwXUo
There’s a Cliff Richard Christmas record coming, UK Eurovision lad SAM RYDER is releasing his debut album ‘There’s Nothing But Space, Man!’ and VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE are reissuing ‘Let It Bee’.
Back to you Raymondo! Sound.
Last one for this week folks is Integral for the 30th sept….One little independent records has the brand new BJORK album “ fossora” on a host of formats..CD, deluxe cd, 2lp, indies only burgundy 2 lp and cassette…the tenth album from such an astonishing creative mind, astonishing… here is “ atopos” from the album..
There is a new BLANCMANGE album on London records on cd. Std lp or orange lp, there is a new DROPKICK MURPHYS album “ this machine still kills facsists” via dummy luck music …lp formats not out till the 11th nov …there is a new SOUL JAZZ compilation “ disco reggae rockers” on 2 cd , 2lp or 2lp sun yellow vinyl…funk , soul and disco classics reggae style.
Lastly from Integral for the 30th of sept has the YEAH YEAH YEAHS album “ cool it down” on Secretly Canadian…their fifth and first album in nearly a decade and is available on cd, yellow vinyl, black vinyl and indies only blue & red splatter vinyl…here is “ spitting off the edge of the world” featuring Perfume Genius.
Sin e for this week folks.
Hope i didnt bore ye to death
Thanks for listening as always
Ray, Shane and the young Adam.