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 :

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..


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 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 :

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!

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 : 

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,

Love Record Stores 2021 : Release 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
Nilufer YanyaMiss Universe 2LPTBC Galaxy coloured vinylStock: 18th November€35.00
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


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



RSD Drop 2 List : September 26th 2020

New Release DateArtist TitleFormatFormat details/ Reason behind release
26th SeptemberAlarm, The Electric Folklore Live ’88LPA Limited Edition album release that expands the original Electric Folklore Album of 1988 into a double album.Featuring 10 previously unreleased tracks Celtic Folklore Live by The Alarm is housed in a sleeve that echoes the original 1988 release, so that when placed side by side, they form a double album.The first five tracks on Side One are from Hammersmith Odeon, London (Feb 9th 1988), and the tracks from Side 2 are from The `Cabaret, San Jose, California (March 17th 1988).
26th SeptemberAlfredo Linares Y Su SonoraYo Traigo BoogalooLP“Long sought after by collectors, DJs and lovers of hard salsa and boogaloo alike, ‘Yo Traigo Boogaloo’ is now lovingly reissued in replica form with the original cover art, remastered from the studio tapes, reproducing that magical MAG studio sound for today’s aficionados to enjoy like it was 1969 all over again.
Alfredo Linares is a globetrotting pianist, composer, bandleader and producer from Peru with a long, prolific career in latin music.His long sought after by DJs and collectors of hard salsa and boogaloo alike, ‘Yo Traigo Boogaloo’ is now lovingly reissued in replica form with the original cover art, remastered from the studio tapes, reproducing that magical MAG studio sound for today’s aficionados to enjoy like it was 1969 all over again.Exclusive RSD 2020 release.
DESCRIPTION : Alfredito “”Sabor”” Linares is a globetrotting pianist, composer, bandleader and producer from Lima, Peru with a long, prolific career in hot Latin music spanning more than half a century.Though Linares has come to recent international fame through his work with William “”Quantic”” Holland, he was already quite popular and famous in his adopted countries of Colombia and Venezuela in the 1970s and 80s during the salsa boom.However, his career began in Lima, backing timbalero Ñico Estrada at age 17 in 1961, and Alfredito’s first notable recording as a sideman was a few years later on the now legendary
‘El Combo de Pepe’ album for IEMPSA/Odeon.Subsequently Linares would advance his career by recording two fabulous records under his own capable leadership as Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora at the end of the decade for the MAG label.These releases capitalized on recent developments in New York Latin music, namely Latin jazz, boogaloo, descarga (jam session) and what would later be marketed as “”salsa”” with roots in the Cuban guaguancó and guaracha genres.One can hear direct inspiration coming from Joe Cuba, Ricardo Ray, and Eddie Palmieri, especially on the first album, ‘El Pito’, and yet
by the second record, there are plenty of original tunes as well.More importantly there is a ‘swing’ and assertiveness to the playing (and arrangements) that prove every bit as authentic, tough and danceable as their New York inspirations.As Linares himself recounts, “”In that era, we fought against a generation that was half-blind, because the people who understood what we were doing were few.We had to fight hard for our space in Perú, that’s where the swing comes from.”” That special ‘swing’ also emanated from Linares’ ace backing band, which happened to be a talented stable of MAG studio musicians who all understood Cuban and jazz music: percussionists Mario Allison and Coco Lagos, bassist Joey di Roma, Kiko Fuentes and Carlos Muñoz on lead vocals and Melcochita on coro (vocal chorus).According to Linares, the studio band was “”open-ended, some musicians came some days, others on other days…Nilo Espinoza on saxophone, Betico Salas and Tito Chicoma on trumpets.Otto de Rojas played piano, and so did Charlie Palomares, who played vibraphone.Another good musician was guitarist Carlos Hayre.”” Though the recordings were cut “”live in the studio”” and many were basically composed on the spot, the intrinsic strength and maturity of the performances on ‘Yo Traigo Boogaloo’ stand the test of time as one of Peru’s most important contributions to tropical music across
the decades, establishing Alfredito Linares as a master of the idiom and serving as a harbinger for great things to come for him in Colombia and Venezuela.Long sought after by collectors, DJs and lovers of hard salsa and boogaloo alike, ‘Yo Traigo Boogaloo’ is now lovingly reissued in replica form with the original cover art, remastered from the studio tapes, reproducing that magical MAG studio sound for today’s aficionados to enjoy like it was 1969 all over again.”
26th SeptemberBadflowerThe Jester (Acoustic) & Our Tears For Fears cover12″ pic discLA alternative outfit Badflower present the acoustic version of their latest single ‘The Jester’, off their debut album ‘OK, I’M SICK’. The single marks the band’s third number one on the US Active Rock charts
26th SeptemberBill EvansSome Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest2LPBack by overwhelming popular demand, the critically acclaimed 2016 Resonance release by jazz piano icon Bill Evans, Some Other Time: The Lost Session from the Black Forest, is available once again as a deluxe, exclusive Record Store Day limited-edition (of 6,000 copies worldwide) 180gram 2LP 2nd pressing newly remastered by renowned engineer Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio, cut at 33 1/3 RPM and pressed by RTI.This studio album features bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette and was recorded by legendary engineer/producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer at MPS Studios in Villingen, Germany on June 20, 1968, only five days after the trio’s tour de force live performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival.The extensive booklet includes essays by the acclaimed author Marc Myers and MPS studios engineer and studio manager Friedhelm Schulz; interviews with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette; plus previously unpublished photos by David Redfern, Giuseppe Pino, Jan Persson, and Hans Harzheim, including images taken at the actual June 20th session by German Hasenfratz.
26th SeptemberBlack CrowsJealous AgainBlack 12″Repress of the original Jealous Again 12” originally released in 1990. Tracklisting Side One: Jealous AgainSide – Two: Waitin’ Guilty & Thick N’ Thin
26th SeptemberBob MouldCircle Of Friends2LP x 180G Clear heavyweight vinylExclusive to RSD2020, Demon Records presents Bob Mould’s “Circle of Friends”, the audio of the concert film available on vinyl for the first time.
Recorded in 2006 at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C, the performance includes the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar singer / guitarist running through classic cuts from Bob’s extensive back catalogue.
Pressed on two double 180g heavyweight clear vinyl.
26th SeptemberBoys Next Door, The Door, Door1LP – RED VINYL“40th Anniversary reissue of the first album featuring Nick Cave, before the band’s name morphed into The Birthday Party and prior to the formation of his next band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.Includes the classic “Shivers,” which has recently been covered by the likes of Cat Power & Courtney Barnett, to name a few;
Tracklisting- The Nightwatchman
Brave Exhibitions
Friends Of My World 
The Voice 
Roman Roman
Somebody’s Watching
After A Fashion
Dive Position
I Mistake Myself
26th SeptemberBrandi CarlileBlack Hole Sun / Searching With My Good Eye Closed12″ etchedBrandi Carlile’s April 2020 Record Store Day release will be a Black Hole Sun coloured vinyl (black spot on yellow transparent) 12″ etched on the b-side featuring 2 Soundgarden covers


Black Hole Sun
Searching With My Good Eye Closed
26th SeptemberBritney SpearsOops! I Did It AgainLP Vinyl20th anniversary.Baby Blue Coloured LP Vinyl.Remixes, B sides & Rarities.Only a year after the success of her debut album …Baby One More Time, Britney Spears’ sophomore album was another offering of pop perfection for the TRL generation, setting a years-long record for the highest first week of sales by a female performer.Oops!…I Did It Againwas no accident –and to celebrate its 20thanniversary, this new collection features four rare remixes of the hits “Oops!…I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Stronger” and “Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know,” plus four rare songs from the album sessions only released outside the U.S., including a cover of The Jets’ classic ballad “You Got It All.”
26th SeptemberCharles MingusMingus Ah Um Redux2LPDebuts on RSD.Only released on CD, never fully on vinyl.3000 copies worldwide.Features 2nd LP of rarities from the Mingus Ah Um Sessions.Mingus Ah Um, the artist’s 1959 debut for Columbia is one of the most consequential albums in jazz or any other genre.The release is part of the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.”Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”, “Boogie Stomp Shuffle”, “Open Letter To The Duke”…the release is packed with classics and is a best-selling release to this day.For Record Store Day 2020 Get On Down presents Ah Um Redux, the full Ah Um record as you know and love it with a second LP featuring alternate takes from the session previously unreleased on vinyl.Tracklisting: A Side.1.Better Git It In Your Soul 2.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 3.Boogie Stomp Shuffle 4.Self-Portrait In Three Colors 5.Open Letter To Duke B Side.1.Bird Calls 2.Fables Of Faubus 3.Pussy Cat Dues 4.Jelly Roll C Side.1.Pedal Point Blues 2.GG Train 3.Girl Of My Dreams D Side.1.Bird Calls (Alternate Take) 2.Better Git It In Your Soul (Alternate Take) 3.Jelly Roll (Alternate Take)
26th SeptemberChris SmitherMore From The LeveeLPIn 2013, Chris Smither returned to his hometown of New Orleans to record a retrospective of his five decade career with an all star band including the legendary Allen Toussaint.The sessions were especially productive, resulting in the double CD release Still On The Levee in 2014.There were more than a dozen songs that couldn’t fit on the original release, and they are collected here on More From The Levee.This is Chris Smither’s first vinyl release since the 70’s.
26th SeptemberChuck MosleyFirst Hellos And Last GoodbyesLPPressed On Aqua Blue Vinyl.Exclusively For RSD 2020.Debuts on RSD.1100 copies worldwide.As Chuck Mosley (ex Faith No More & Bad Brains) embarked on the Reintroduce Yourself Tour, which saw him play around 160 shows during the last two years of his life, he had an idea about releasing a live collection of songs.Part of the point of the tour was to give Chuck a chance to revisit his past, in Cement, VUA, and even some stuff he wrote way back in the day.This release has a mix of those, along with one brand new song, Blue Heart, which he wrote a few months before passing.Quality recordings are scarce and others were sabotaged by off-time clapping, buzzing old amps, and endless stage banter.While we were never polished, never perfect, nor did we get all the lyrics correct, this record is 100% Chuck Mosley, and we think you’ll dig it.Track listing: A Side 1.Sophie (Live in Manchester) 2.Blue Heart (Live in Knoxville) 3.Come Around (Live in Huntsville) 4.Song #2 (Live in Huntsville).B Side: 1.Nameless (Live in Manchester) 2.Tractor (Live in London) 3.Bella Donna (Live in London) 4.Bob Forest (Live in London) 5.C to G (Douglas’ unapproved hidden track)
26th SeptemberClint Eastwood & General SaintStop That Train / Stop That Train b/w Talk About Run7 -Inch glow in the dark disc
Exclusive record store day coupling of two of Eastwood & Saint most popular slices of rub-a-dub
Pressed on glow in the dark vinyl and packed together with a unique Eastwood & Saint poster fold board game for 2-4 players
26th SeptemberCorb LundCover Your Tracks EP12″ EPReleased on vinyl for the first time and pressed on 12″ colored (TBD) vinyl.”When you come from generations of ranchers and rodeo people, you can’t help but be influenced by the West,” says award-winning roots country singer Corb Lund.Lund embraces his Western heritage through his music, touching on a range of cowboy themes past and present—from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch.
With his latest EP, Cover Your Tracks, Lund expands on his Western heritage by wearing his more popular and prominent influences on his sleeve.Covering songs from diverse artists such as Lee Hazlewood, Billy Joel, Marty Robbins and AC/DC, Lund expands on not only his favorite songs but on the range, sound and style in which those songs are delivered.Featuring the likes of Ian Tyson and Hayes Carll, Cover Your Tracks is a focused and deliberate collection of classic and unexpected songs, curated by Corb.
26th SeptemberCurren$yPilot TalkLPCurren$y, the New Orleans rapper – who has amassed a cult following, and who bounced around labels such as No Limit, Cash Money, DD172 in his early days to finally running his own imprint, Jet Life Recordings – has paved his own path, his own way. As the first release on Damon Dash’s new imprint, DD172, Pilot Talk paired him with producer Ski Beatz (best known as a producer on JAY Z’s seminal project, Unreasonable Doubt). While an unlikely pairing, the two artists’ styles complimented each other in an indescribable way which has lead to Curren$y’s long, and independently successful career. Now considered a cult classic, it sees it’s first vinyl release on coke bottle green vinyl

Key Selling:
Never before pressed on vinyl
Fan favorite album from Curren$y
Features Snoop Dogg, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Jay Electronica, Mikey Rocks, Trademark Devin the Dude, and more
Produced almost entirely by Ski Beatz
Pressed on coke bottle green vinyl

1. Example
2. Audio Dope II
3. King Kong
4. Seat Change (feat. Snoop Dogg)
5. Breakfast
6. Roasted (feat. Trademark & Young Roddy)
7. Skybourne (feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Smoke DZA)
8. The Hangover (feat Mikey Rocks)
9. The Day (fea.t Jay Electonica & Mos Def)
10. Prioritize (feat. Nesby Phips)
11. Chilled Coughphee (feat. Devin the Dude)
12. Address (feat. Stalley)
13. Life Under the Scope
26th SeptemberDaniel Pemberton & Samuel SimThe Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Vol. 1 (Ltd RSD 2020 LP)LPExclusive picture disc edition, exclusively made for RSD 2020. The groundbreaking world of Jim Henson’s film, The Dark Crystal, has returned with a new Netflix series. Two volumes of music as magical as the land of Thra itself, with large orchestras, old creaky medieval instruments and new otherworldly sounds from newly created devices. Daniel Pemberton is a multi-Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA Award-nominated composer.
26th SeptemberDatarockDatarock Datarock (Limited Orange Vinyl)LP“DATAROCK DATAROCK” will finally be available on vinyl as a limited edition, orange 12″ for Record Store Day.

The release will be backed by a 100 episode animated documentary covering the album’s wild history.

DATAROCK’s debut from 2005 was the start of one of Norway’s most bizarre international carriers.

The self-released album ended up as #36 on NME’s albums of the year. It was also nominated for a Norwegian Grammy. Lead single “Computer Camp Love” came in as #88 among Rolling Stone Magazine’s songs of the year. In Australia’s the same track came in as #12 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 (with more than 600.000 people voting). “I Used to Dance With My Daddy” ended up in EA-games such as Need For Speed, FIFA Street & UEFA Euro. “Sex Me Up” was picked up by Hollywood films like “Extreme Movie” featuring Michael Cera. “Princess” became the sound of campaigns for everything from Samsung to Ryanair, “Bulldozer” was in films such as “To Live & Ride in LA”, “Computer Camp Love” was in Argentina’s cult classic “UPA!” – and “Fa Fa Fa” was heard everywhere from series like Workaholics & Vampire Diaries to films like Ace Ventura, EA-games like FIFA, Sims, NHL & NBA Live, and in international campaigns for everything from Apple & Google to Coca Cola.

Norway’s weirdest ended up playing more than a 1000 shows in their red trademark tracksuits & wraparound sunglasses – traveling to 36 countries on 5 continents, performing at everything from Jimmy Kimmel Live (twice) to Coachella (CA), WMC (Miami), SXSW (Austin), CMJ (NYC), Download (San Francisco), Detour (LA), Culture Collide (LA), Virgin Festival (Toronto), Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal), MX Beat (Mexico City), Planet Terra (Sao Paolo, Brazil), Personal Fest (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Lollapalooza (Santiago, Chile), Summer Sonic (Japan), Falls (Australia), Sónar (Spain), Hurricane (Germany), Hultsfred (Sweden), Roskilde (Denmark), Reading & Leeds (UK).
26th SeptemberDeclan Mckenna Beautiful Faces / The Key To Life On Earth12″ Orange Vinyl 12″ Vinyl single featuring a Skream remix of “Beautiful Faces & a TSHA remix of “The Key To Life On Earth”.
26th SeptemberDermot KennedyWithout FearLP Pic DiscTo Celebrate Dermot Kennedy’s debut number one album ‘Without Fear’ we will be releasing a special limited editon picture disc.
26th SeptemberDestiny’s ChildSay My Name12″ Vinyl20th anniversary – Iconic hit single released as a 12″ picture disc Vinyl with clear sleeve, OB strip & backer card.Original classic track & remixes by Timbaland & Maurice Joshua.With their second chart-topping single, Destiny’s Child began reforming pop music to their own image, weaving in the influence of hip-hop and R&B and adding a healthy helping of ladies-to-the-front energy.Two decades after it topped the Billboard Hot 100,it’s being released as a collectible picture disc by Certified Classics, featuring remixes by Timbaland and Maurice Joshua.
26th SeptemberDinosaur JrSwedish Fist (Live In Stockholm)LPRecorded at Stockholm’s legendary Vattenfestival, or Water Festival, during a European tour, ‘Swedish Fist’ captures Dinosaur Jr on ear-bleeding form, months before the group disbanded and undertook an eight year hiatus.Performing material from across their career, including the classic ‘Freakscene’ and long-term live favourite ‘Sludgefeast’, this is a group doing what they do best – playing loud and hard in front of an enthusiastic audience.”Swedish Fist” will be available exclusively on Record Store Day 2020 and pressed in limited quantities on marbled chocolate coloured vinyl.
26th SeptemberDon CherryCherry Jam12″Never before released Don Cherry + Atli Bjørn jam session, recorded live in Copenhagen on October, 1965.Hand numbered limited edition. A true AAA pressing from the original tapes on 12″ black vinyl.45 rpm for optimised sound quality.
26th SeptemberDon ShinnDeparturesLP / HAND NUMBERED FLIPBACK SLEEVE / 7″ / 12 PAGE BOOKLET-Classic UK jazz-prog
-Originally issued in 1969
-Features three newly recorded bonus tracks
-12pp full colour booklet
-Detailed notes and rare photos
-Essential for Hammond organ lovers

Don Shinn’s second and final album was made in London’s Lansdowne Studios only a few months after his classic debut.Featuring a more jazzy and experimental side to his remarkable organ playing (a clear influence on the young Keith Emerson) and a band including jazz legend Stan Tracey, it has its first official reissue here, fifty years after its first release.It comes complete with detailed background notes, rare images and three newly recorded bonus tracks that make it clear that the maestro has lost none of his touch.

“Don Shinn got a fantastic sound from the L-100… He and Jimi Hendrix were controlling influences over the way I developed…” – Keith Emerson
26th SeptemberDon ShinnTemples with ProphetsLP / HAND NUMBERED FLIPBACK SLEEVE / 7″ / 12 PAGE BOOKLET-Classic UK proto-prog 
-Originally issued in 1969 
-Features both sides of his rare 1966 single as bonus tracks 
-12pp full colour booklet 
-Detailed notes and rare photos 
-Essential for Hammond organ lovers 

Having made several classic 45 with The Soul Agents (whose singer was briefly Rod Stewart), Don Shinn taped his remarkable debut album in London’s Lansdowne Studios in December 1967.Featuring his explosive organ (a clear influence on the young Keith Emerson) and outstanding guitar from Paul Hodgeson, it’s one of the first progressive albums ever recorded, and has its first official reissue here, fifty years after its first release.It comes complete with detailed background notes, rare images and two jaw-dropping bonus tracks from 1966.

“Don Shinn got a fantastic sound from the L-100… He and Jimi Hendrix were controlling influences over the way I developed…” – Keith Emerson
26th SeptemberDoors, The The Soft Parade: Doors Only Mix1 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.1-LP, 180-gram, numbered edition, of “The Soft Parade: Doors Only Mixes” pressed on vinyl for the first time, (previously only available on CD for the first time on The Soft Parade 50th Deluxe Edition)
Side One: 1.Tell All The People (Doors only mix), 2.Touch Me (Doors only mix), 3.Runnin’ Blue (Doors only mix), 4.Wishful Sinful (Doors only mix)
Side Two: 1.Touch Me (Doors only mix w/new Robby Krieger guitar overdub), 2.Runnin’ Blue (Doors only mix w/new Robby Krieger guitar overdub), 3.Wishful Sinful (Doors only mix w/new Robby Krieger guitar overdub), 4.Who Scared You (Doors only mix)
26th SeptemberDurutti Column, TheIdiot SavantsLP x 180g heavyweight White VinylAvailable exclusively to RSD2020, Demon Records is proud to present ‘Idiot Savants’ on vinyl for the very first time.
First released in 2007, the album is an overlooked gem in the Durutti Column’s back catalogue.Featuring guest vocals by Poppy Roberts and the captivating guitar sounds of Vini Reilly.
Pressed on 180g heavyweight white vinyl.
26th SeptemberEddie & the Hot RodsGet Your Rocks Off2xLPEddie & the Hot Rods live in France in May 1976, for the first time on vinyl and with bonus unreleased tracks featuring Lew Lewis – in a limited red and green vinyl 2xLP.Eddie & the Hot Rods are the missing link between high-energy pub rock and the punk explosion that followed in the next year.They were quickly branded as part of the punk movement, but their roots were American rock’n’roll, and also owed much to Dr Feelgood, who were from their hometown of Southend.Three bonus, previously unreleased live 1976 tracks on Side 4 which feature fabled harmonica player Lew Lewis – he left the band shortly after so fans will be pleased to find that these rare recordings exist.Vocalist Barry Masters died aged 63 in November 2019.
26th SeptemberEllie GouldingLights12″Ellie’s debut album, Lights, catapulted her to international fame 10 years ago, and includes the multimillion selling title track and Ellie’s cover of Your Song by Elton John.To celebrate its 10th anniversary, it has been expanded with the seven tracks that were added to the record in late 2019 to form the ‘Bright Lights’ package, as well as six judiciously selected remixes.Bright Lights and the remixes have never been on vinyl before and this record store day come pressed as a double LP on recycled vinyl in a sleeve made from recycled board.To further reduce its environmental impact, it comes without shrink wrap, the sleeve opening protected by the addition of a second sticker.The Brit-award winning artist has been a UN Environment Global Ambassador since 2017
26th SeptemberEmerald WebValley of the BirdsLPFirst time on vinyl / Black Vinyl 180gr
26th SeptemberErasureBlue Savannah12″ EP – blue vinyl8 track EP on 140g blue vinyl featuring a brand new remix by Vince Clarke, original B-sides, rare 1989 Shep Pettibone mixes and 1990 remixes from Mark Saunders and Gareth Jones with Fischerman’s friend.A1.Blue Savannah (Vince Clarke Remix)
A2.Runaround On The Underground
A3.Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders 12″ Mix)
A4.Blue Savannah (Blue Dub)

AA1.Blue Savannh (Out Of The Blue Mix)
AA2.No G.D.M
AA3.Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I)
AA4.Blue Savannah (Remix/Edit)
26th SeptemberFeminine Complex,TheLivin’ LoveCDThe lone 1969 album from Nashville’s first all-female rock band, complete with a second LP of demos and originally unissued rarities! Originally released on Athena Records in 1969.This release has been reissued previously on Teenbeat Records in 1996 (CD) and on Gear Fab Records in 2001 (limited LP).This new resissue contains bonus material that is previously unreleased.1.Hide And Seek 2.Now I Need You 3.Are You Lonesome Like Me? 4.I Won’t Run 5.Six O’Clock In The Morning 6.Run That Thru Your Mind 7.It’s Magic 8.I Don’t Want Another Man 9.Forgetting 10.I’ve Been Workin’ On You 11.Time Slips By 12.Hold My Hand 13.Love Love Love 14.I’ve Been Workin’ On You (Demo) 15.Hold Me 16.Now I Care 17.A Summer Morning 18.The Warmth Of Your Smile 19.Are You Lonesome Like Me? (Demo) 20.Time Slips By (Demo) 21.Is This A Dream? 22.Movin’
26th SeptemberFeminine Complex,TheLivin’ LoveLPThe lone 1969 album from Nashville’s first all-female rock band, complete with a second LP of demos and originally unissued rarities! Originally released on Athena Records in 1969.This release has been reissued previously on Teenbeat Records in 1996 (CD) and on Gear Fab Records in 2001 (limited LP).This new resissue contains bonus material that is previously unreleased.1.Hide And Seek 2.Now I Need You 3.Are You Lonesome Like Me? 4.I Won’t Run 5.Six O’Clock In The Morning 6.Run That Thru Your Mind 7.It’s Magic 8.I Don’t Want Another Man 9.Forgetting 10.I’ve Been Workin’ On You 11.Time Slips By 12.Hold My Hand 13.Love Love Love 14.I’ve Been Workin’ On You (Demo) 15.Hold Me 16.Now I Care 17.A Summer Morning 18.The Warmth Of Your Smile 19.Are You Lonesome Like Me? (Demo) 20.Time Slips By (Demo) 21.Is This A Dream? 22.Movin’
26th SeptemberFleetwood MacThe Alternate Rumours1 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.Following the format of previous Fleetwood Mac RSD releases (for Tusk, Mirage, Tango In The Night and Fleetwood Mac), this RSD we will release a 1LP album of alternate takes mirroring the original album, from the “Rumours” deluxe edition.Alternate takes include early versions and alternate versions for “Gold Dust Woman”, “The Chain”, “Don’t’ Stop”, “Dreams” and “Second Hand News”.On vinyl for the very first time.Strictly Limited Edition.
Track List 
Side 1 – 1.SECOND HAND NEWS (Alternate), 2.DREAMS (Alternate),3.NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN (Acoustic Duet), 4.DON’T STOP (Alternate), 5.GO YOUR OWN WAY (Alternate), 6.SONGBIRD (Alternate)
26th SeptemberGrayNever Gonna Leave New York City12″Unrealeased and super-rare tracks from the original NY scene, art-house band originally fronted by the legendary artists Jean-Michel Basquiat.A slice of the Lower East Side NY on wax with stunning full artwork.
26th SeptemberHank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys with Miss Audrey1951 March Of Dimes10″ red vinylHank William’s complete 1951 March Of Dimes performance on 10″ Red Vinyl.First time released on vinyl with new restoration and mastering of the 16″ radio transcription disc.Features 5 songs, including ‘Lovesick Blues’ and his then-current hit, ‘Moanin’ The Blues’.The disc also includes a solo track by Audrey Williams and a dual narrative on a Luke The Drifter track, plus a rare PSA read by Hank about Infantile Paralysis.Produced by Cheryl Pawelski with restoration and mastering by Michael Graves.Together, they earned a Best Historical Album Grammy award for their work on Hank Williams’, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 in 2015.
26th SeptemberHiss Golden MessengerLet the Light of the World Open Your Eyes (Alive at Spacebomb)7″Limited edition on black vinyl.North Carolina folk rockers Hiss Golden Messenger re-record two of their original songs, “Cat’s Eye Blue” (from their critically acclaimed 2019 album Terms of Surrender) & B-side “Standing in the Doorway” at Spacebomb Studios with contributions from their in-house orchestra.It’s the latest in the Alive at Spacebomb Studios series.
26th SeptemberHotrats, The Turn Ons – 10th Anniversary Edition2 x 10″ (Hot Pink Vinyl)Exclusive to RSD2020, Demon Records celebrates the 10th anniversary of ‘Turn Ons’.The Hotrats (aka Supergrass’s Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey) first released this collection of covers in 2010 and it has gone on to become a fan favourite.Produced by Nigel Godrich and re-issued for the first time, the album showcases the band’s classic rock influences with takes on David Bowie, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Beastie Boys and more.
Pressed on double 10″ hot pink vinyl, this new collection brings together the original studio album plus a selection of bonus tracks available on vinyl for the first time including “Mirror In the Bathroom” (The Beat), “West End Girls” (Pet Shop Boys” and The Beatles “Drive My Car”.It also includes a brand new track at the time of this still unrecorded, and exclusive to RSD2020.100 copies will randomly have inserted a signed print of Gaz and Danny.
26th SeptemberHuman RaceHuman Race / Grey Boy7″Fully remastered reissue with replica artwork of rare double header funk 45 by Miami band Human Race from 1971.Black 7″ dinked centre hole vinyl.
26th SeptemberImplosion20202LPUnreleased tracks from 1983 by this long sought after Italian group
26th SeptemberJazz Butcher, The FishcothequeLPBlack Vinyl.This was a rock ‘n’ roll thing, not some “eccentricity”.I had my shades and I had my fringed suede jacket and I had the Weather Prophets’ rhythm section,” recalled Pat.”That rare beast, an LP of cool, laid back pop,” said Record Mirror.
26th SeptemberJazz Butcher, The Big Planet Scarey PlanetLPBlack Vinyl.The Jazz Butcher is in the process of slowly whittling down to one, but Pat Fish here continues to consistently makes music that stops people in their tracks providing poignant social commentary for a bedraggled nation.The sound is bigger, symphonic – all swirling guitars behind the vitriol and conjecture; a post-Smithsian screenplay for Coronation Street.
26th SeptemberJazz Butcher, The Condition BlueLPBlack Vinyl.’Condition Blue’ (1991) sees The Jazz Butcher now solo but with a band playing “smart pop songs with cleverly twisted lyrics, ringing guitars, and sad sax solos; a poppy kind of music that’s slightly nostalgic and still hip,” quipped Option magazine.Pat is still “punning, clever displays of hurt and revulsion.” (©Select).
26th SeptemberJazz Butcher, The Cult Of The BasementLPBlack Vinyl.Cult Of The Basement (1990) sees them withdrawing very much into their own mad little world, something’s happening here.There’s still jangle but it’s wrestling with accordions.It’s “lean, jazz and cabaret-style pop gems” claimed All Music.
26th SeptemberJohnny Thunders & Wayne KramerGang War2xLPThe New York Dolls & MC5 guitarists collaboration! First time on vinyl; a limited edition in dark red & dark yellow coloured vinyl, on 2xLP with five bonus ‘Live at Max’s’ tracks only previously available on bootleg.JOHNNY THUNDERS & WAYNE KRAMER’S ‘GANG WAR’ In 1979, JOHNNY THUNDERS, renowned Heartbreakers and New York Dolls guitarist, teamed up with WAYNE KRAMER, also legendary guitarist of Detroit’s seminal MC5, to form ‘GANG WAR’, an alliance that lasted the best part of a year.Although Gang War released no records and without a label – at the time they were an underground act; in retrospect the collaboration is looked on as a ‘rock fantasy’ supergroup.These live recordings bear testimony to this unique partnership between two celebrated rock guitar icons.Gang War came about shortly after Johnny released his ‘So Alone’ album, and Wayne was not long out of jail after serving two years of a sentence of four for a coke bust.Arriving in Detroit with the Heartbreakers, Johnny met his teenage idol Wayne who jammed with them at the gig.Johnny stayed on, moving his family to Michigan and pledging his future to Gang War.They toured regularly and recorded a couple of demos with a view to getting a deal, but although there was great interest, after eight or nine months they split.On these recordings, both contribute lead vocals and guitars on Thunders and Dolls tracks such as London Boys, Endless Party and M.I.A.; songs familiar from Kramer and MC5 such as Ramblin’ Rose and Hey Thanks, and fascinating cover versions such as These Boots Are Made For Walking and The Harder They Come.Together with the between-track repartee they also demonstrate the difference between the two – as Wayne Kramer has said: “Music is important to me and I value the honor, the opportunity, to be an important musician.Johnny, on the other hand didn’t consider himself a musician.He considered himself an entertainer.”
26th SeptemberKing James Version, The He’s Forever (Amen)7″Fully remastered 7 inch reissue with replica artwork for the first time since its original release in 1971 – the sublime, raw and incredibly powerful gospel-soul song, ‘He’s Forever (Amen)’ by The King James Version alongside the Sam & Dave channeling high energy gospel number, ‘He’s Coming’. Original copies of this almost unattainable record trade hands for in excess of £375, so an official reissue will be welcome news to many that have been after this one for years. Black 7″ dinked centre hole in a full picture sleeve
26th SeptemberLee FieldsLet’s Get A Groove ONLPFreshly unleashed from the vaults of Desco Records and remastered for the first time since its 1998 release, it is an honor to announce the re-release of one of the finest and most satisfying needle drops of the last 40 years.An album that needs no introduction, yet one is required…we’re talking raw soul and heavy, heavy funk sung with aplomb by one of the best in the biz…Ladies and Gentlemen…Presenting!
the Lee Fields’ classic, “Let’s Get a Groove”.And groove you shall, for this is supernova of soulful superiority.There is no equal.

Side 1
1: Intro by Mr.Lee Fields
2: Let’s Get a Groove On
3: Watch That Man
4: Hey Sallie Mae (Get Off of My Feet)
5: Let a Man Do What He Wanna Do
6: All By Myself

Side 2
1: Put it on Me
2: Take it or Leave it
3: Steam Train
4: I;m a Millionaire
5: Bad, Bad, Bad
26th SeptemberLilac Time, TheHills Of Cinnamon12″The Lilac Time is Stephen Duffy, Claire Duffy and Nick Duffy, This exclusive coloured vinyl 12” single features the delightful and best track from the recent album, “Return To Us” plus two never before released cover versions of “There Comes A Time” (Bert Jansch) and “Pancho And Lefty (Townes Van Zandt). Limited edition for Record Store Day of 500.
26th SeptemberLive Band, TheA Chance For Hope7″Never released as a single before, this familiar soul/funk dancefloor wonder is now on a LTD edition 7″ for RSD.
26th SeptemberMeat Puppets, TheThe Meat Puppets10″ LPPink/Green swirl vinyl.Band recorded songs in 2019 specifically for RSD//Side One:Track One: I Don’t Track Two: Sugar Finger Side Two: Track One: Big Rock Candy Mountain Track Two: Multiply 

Track One: I Don’t

Track Two: Sugar Finger

Side Two:

Track One: Big Rock Candy Mountain

Track Two: Multiply
26th SeptemberMewAnd The Glass Handed Kites – 15Th Anniversary Expanded Edition (2Lp)2LPMOV celebrates the 15th anniversary of And the Glass Handed Kites by releasing a special limited and expanded edition on vinyl for RSD 2020.The 2LP-set contains 10 bonus tracks, including the Mogwai remix of “Why Are You Looking Grave”, “Dark Design (red version)”, “Animals Of Many Kinds”, the unreleased song “Wherefore Are You Not There”, and many more.Mew will be playing a series of live shows in 2020.First round of shows will be in London, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo & Tromsø.Limited 15th anniversary numbered edition of 2500 copies on black & white marbled vinyl.The 2LP gatefold package includes an extensive 12-page booklet with unseen pictures and liner notes.
26th SeptemberMickey & The Soul GenerationHow Good Is Good7″Fully remastered reissue with replica artwork of ultra-rare heavyweight Funk 45 by DJ Shadow’s favourite Funk band, Mickey & The Soul Generation – ‘How Good Is Good’.1972 originals of this 7 inch gem sell on the second hand market for £1000.Black 7″ dinked centre hole vinyl
26th SeptemberMike Watt & The SecondmenIn Quintessence7″Mike Watt, legendary bassist behind Minutemen, Dos, Firehose and so much more, is the latest (and one of the most surprising) to release a cover of a Squeeze song for Record Store Day.Mike teams up with his Secondmen for a cover of the lead-off track from Squeeze’s 1981 album East Side Story, “In Quintessence.” This is the fifth installment of the Swindles series and was engineered and mixed by Squeeze-aficionado Steve Mandel.This is the first time this cover has ever been made available and will be released as a 45 single with the cover on the A-side and the instrumental version of the cover on the B-side.
26th SeptemberMurs & 9th WonderBrighter DazeLPA project only ever released on Bandcamp in 2015, from two underground powerhouses, Murs & 9th Wonder, Brighter Daze saw its official retail release in 2019 in digital format. Catching fans off guard – with many thinking the 4 year old project was a brand new project – it only shows the timelessness of this pairs music. Produced entirely by 9th Wonder, and serving as the 6th project the duo have done together, Brighter Daze finally gets pressed on vinyl with beautiful Oceana mix. 

Key Selling:
Never before pressed on vinyl
6th project from Murs & 9th Wonder
Features Rapsody, Problem, Propaganda, Bad Lucc, Reuben Vincent
Produced entirely by 9th Wonder
Pressed on Oceana Vinyl

1. The Battle
2. God Black / Black God
3. How to Rob with Rob
4. Lover Murs
5. Get Naked (feat. Problem)
6. the Shutters (feat. Reuben Vincent & Bad Lucc)
7. Wait… Bak It Up
8. If This Should End
9. Walk Like a God (feat. Rapsody & Propoganda)
10. Otha Fish
11. Murs SuperStar
26th SeptemberNahko and Medicine For the PeopleTake Your Power Back (Live)10″LIMITED T0 2000/10′ PICTURE DISC/COMES WITH FOLDER 20X20 INCH POSTER/COMES WITH DOWNLOAD CARD/COMES WITH NOTE FROM ARTIST/COMES IN 10′ PVC POLY BAG.The first song is an unreleased live version of title track for the forthcoming album Take Your Power Back, this live version was recorded at Red Rocks in Denver on 6/21/2019, this was the first time this song was played live.The 2nd song is an unreleased track from the forthcoming album Take Your Power Back, this is the first chance the fans will have to listen to this new track.The artwork for this release was painted by legendary artist MEAR1 Includes a 20×20 inch poster featuring the MEAR1 art, includes a personal note from the artist.
26th SeptemberNasGod’s Son2LPColored Vinyl Pressing Exclusive For RSD 2020 (5000 copies worldwide).God’s Son was released in December of 2002, and like Stillmatic before it, was subject to major critical acclaim.On God’s Son, Nas effectively took the battle-hardened demeanor he had cultivated and tore it down across 14 tracks that were emotionally insular, though still dusted in urban grit.(And still finding time to shoot back at Jay-Z’s potshots on tracks like “Last Real Nigga Alive” and “Mastermind.”) Assisting Nas was a slew of top-tier producers like The Alchemist, Eminem, Ron Browz, and Salaam Remi, (Over samples of James Brown, the Incredible Bongo Band, Fela Kuti, and Beethoven) and guest vocals from Alicia Keys, Kelis, Claudette Ortiz of City High, and even a posthumous 2Pac.God’s Son has been out of print on vinyl since its initial 2002 release, but Get On Down is excited to bring you this deluxe LP package for Record Store Day 2020, remastered from its original audio and pressed on exclusive colored vinyl! Issued in 2002.CD, LP and digital.Vinyl out of print since original release.Track listing: 1.Get Down 2.The Cross 3.Made You Look B Side 1.Last Real Nigga Alive 2.Zone Out (feat.Bravehearts) 3.Hey Nas (feat.Claudette Ortiz & Kelis) 4.I Can.C Side 1.Book Of Rhymes 2.Thugz Mansion (N.Y.) (feat.2Pac & J.Phoenix) 3.Mastermind 4.Warrior Song (feat.Alicia Keys).D Side 1.Revolutionary Warfare (feat.Lake) 2.Dance 3.Heaven (feat.Jully Black)
26th SeptemberNatalie PrassNatalie PrassLP
Re-press of Natalie Prass’s 2015 critically acclaimed UK top 50 & US top 10 Billboard Heatseekers debut LP, on turquoise blue vinyl.
7″, black vinyl, included in the LP packaging with “Any Time Any Place” and “It Is You – Instrumental”.These bonus tracks have never been available before in physical format.
26th SeptemberNite PeopleP.M.LPTransparent Red Vinyl 180gr / Reissue of the rare french version cover
26th SeptemberNotorious B.I.G.It Was All A Dream9 Lp Set“9LP box set featuring Biggie’s four albums – Ready to Die (2LP), Born Again (3LP), Life After Death (2LP), & Junior Mafia’s Conspiracy (2LP) bundled together for this first time, pressed on clear vinyl and housed in a boxed set .
Life After Death – First time digitally remastered audio has been available on any physical release (2014 digital remasters)
Born Again – First time digitally remastered audio has been available on both physical and digital (2019 digital remasters)
Includes biographical liners from veteran hip hop journalist & author, Kathy Iondoli
Artwork done by Grammy winning artist Masaki Koike.Strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide.9LP Box Set – 180 gram, pressed on clear vinyl, housed foiled stamped slip case.”
26th SeptemberOl’ Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (25th Anniversary Edition)9 x 42g 7″ White, Blue & Yellow (alternating) vinyl singles box.RSD 2020.In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the debut album of Wu-Tang Clan founding member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, we’re releasing a 25th Anniversary 7″ Singles Box of the recently platinum-certified release (Originally released on March 28, 1995).Limited to only 1,995 individually numbered copies world-wide, this release will be pressed on blue, yellow and white 7″ vinyl.

Track Listing:
Disc 1: A: Intro / 4:47, B: “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” / 2:42
Disc 2: A: “Baby C’mon” / 3:26, B: “Brooklyn Zoo” / 3:38
Disc 3: A: “Hippa to da Hoppa” / 3:01, B: “Raw Hide” (featuring Raekwon & Method Man) / 4:03
Disc 4: A: “Damage” (featuring GZA) / 2:47, B: “Don’t U Know” (featuring Killah Priest) / 4:27
Disc 5: A: “The Stomp” / 2:23, B: “Goin’ Down” / 4:20
Disc 6: A: “Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)” / 4:21, B: “Snakes” (featuring Killah Priest, RZA, Masta Killa & Buddha Monk) / 5:26
Disc 7: A: “Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane)” Part 1 (featuring Ghostface Killah) / 4:45, B: “Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane)” Part 2 / 3:15
Disc 8: A: “Proteck Ya Neck II the Zoo” (featuring Brooklyn Zu, Prodigal Sunn, Killah Priest, & 60 Second Assassin) / 4:00, B: “Cuttin’ Headz” (featuring RZA) / 2:28 
Disc 9: A: “Dirty Dancin'” (featuring Method Man) / 2:43, B: “Harlem World” / 6:16
26th SeptemberOST: Mark SnowThe Truth And The Light (Music From The X-Files)1 x 140g 12″ Green vinyl album.RSD 2020 – One 12″ Glow In The Dark Green colored vinyl disc in plain white paper inner sleeve
26th SeptemberOST: Mikis TheodorakisSerpicoLimited Edition with Gatefold SleeveSPECIAL RECORD STORE DAY EDITION OF THE SERPICO
26th SeptemberParadise LostLive At Rockpalast2LPParadise Lost live show recorded at the Bizarre Festival, Germany, 19.08.1995.Never released on vinyl before and now released for RSD 2020.6mm sleeve with embossed Paradise Lost logo.Includes insert.Coloured Vinyl.The gothic metal band Paradise Lost are considered to be the pioneers of the death-doom genre, and as a big influencer for the gothic metal.They’re active for over thirty years.
26th SeptemberPaul McCartneyMcCartney 11LP Half-SpeedReleased in 1970, a month before The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, McCartney was Paul McCartney’s first solo album.Notable for the fact that he performed all instruments and vocals himself, aside from some backing vocals performed by Linda, it’s an album rich in experimentation, and the original home of hit single ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’.The album achieved the number 1 position in the US and hit number 2 on the UK charts.To mark the 50th anniversary of the album’s release, the album will be re-issued on 180 gram black vinyl as a half-speed master cut done at Abbey Road and includes a certificate indicating as such, plus an obi strip on the cover denoting the 50th anniversary.
26th SeptemberPeter ToshBuk-In-Hamm Palace12″Fully remastered reissue of the Mick Jagger produced single, Buk-In-Hamm Palace by Peter Tosh.Release also includes a previous unreleased studio version.12″ black with printed sleeve and shrinkwrapped
26th SeptemberRamonesIt’s Alive II2 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.Side 4 etched.Special Edition break-out from the Ramones “It’s Alive” 40th Anniversary release.Alive II includes one show recorded in the UK – Live at Victoria Hall, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, Dec, 29, 1977 – prior to the original New Years’ Eve live performance recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, Dec, 31, 1977.It’s Alive II has been mixed by original Ramones engineer and producer Ed Stasium.Exclusive for RSD 2020 on double heavyweight, numbered vinyl.
Side One: 1.Rockaway Beach, 2.Teenage Lobotomy 3.Blitzkrieg Bop, 4.I Wanna Be Well, 5.Glad To See You Go, 6.Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment, 7.You’re Gonna Kill That Girl.
Side Two: 1.I Don’t Care, 2.Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, 3.Havana Affair, 4.Commando, 5.Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, 6.Surfin’ Bird, 7.Cretin Hop 
Side Three: 1.Listen To My Heart, 2.California Sun, 3.I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You, 4.Pinhead, 5.Do You Wanna Dance, 6.Chainsaw, 7.Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World.
Side Four: 1.I Wanna Be A Good Boy 2.Suzy Is A Headbanger, 3.Let’s Dance, 4.Oh Oh I Love Her So, 5.Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, 6.We’re A Happy Family.
26th SeptemberReplacements, The The Complete Inconcerated Live3 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.3LP Breakout of Discs 3 and 4 of Dead Man’s Pop featuring complete live show recorded at University of Wisconsin in 1989.180-gram black vinyl.Features tracks: Alex Chilton, Bastards of Young, I’ll Be You, Can’t Hardly Wait, I Will Dare
Released to mark the turn of the new millennium in 2001, the “Icky Flix” DVD showcased The Residents award winning videos in glorious technicolour.To accompany those icky old films, the group also produced brand new recordings of each of the twenty songs, providing an alternate new soundtrack to some otherwise ancient visual material.
Inspired in places, plain ridiculous in others, “Icky Flix – The Original Soundtrack Recording” now brings together those Residential classics in their unedited entirety, as reworked by the group and singer Molly Harvey in the year 2000.
Familiar to fans, enticing to the curious and just too damn weird to everybody else, this is The Residents up to their old tricks again, reworking some of their favourite old tunes in their own style.Whether or not some members of the group ever realised they’d recorded the originals of those tunes in the first place is anybody’s guess.
Available exclusively for Record Store Day 2020, on coloured vinyl and in limited quantities worldwide.
26th SeptemberRobbie BashoSelection From The Songs Of AvatarsLPCompletely unreleased album.Robbie Basho (1940-1986) is widely regarded as one of the progenitors of what’s commonly known today as American Primitive guitar.Growing up in Maryland alongside neo-traditional guitar explorers John Fahey and Max Ochs, Basho’s path would take a decidedly different turn, bringing Hindi, Indian, Japanese and Native American musical traditions into his work.His albums for Takoma and Vanguard have left an indelible trail of influence across generations of musicians, from William Ackerman and Pete Townshend to Ben Chasny and William Tyler.Liam Barker first became aware of Basho having purchased Tompkins Square’s reissue of Venus in Cancer, released in 2006.This led him on an incredible fact-finding expedition, unraveling the many layers of mystery surrounding Basho’s life and death, all deftly compiled and depicted in his documentary film, Voice of the Eagle : The Enigma of Robbie Basho.During the research process, Barker came across a large cache of unheard Basho tapes recorded throughout his career, ranging roughly from 1965-1985.By arrangement with Basho’s Estate and the original custodians of the tapes, Tompkins Square is set to release Song of the Avatars : The Lost Master Tapes, a 5CD set of previously unreleased material.The label will release a single disc vinyl LP on Record Store Day 2020 as well.The set includes notes by Barker, Henry Kaiser, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Glenn Jones and Richard Osborn, as well as many unseen photographs.Side One 1/If I Had Possession 2/Gypsy Rosary 3/Come to Me Side Two 1/Golden Palomino 2/American Sunday 3/Bride of Thunder 4/Califia –all tracks unreleased.
26th SeptemberRoger WatersThe Wall – Live in Berlin2LPTo herald the 30th anniversary of one of the most symbolic concerts of all time, for RSD 2020, we are releasing a limited clear vinyl run of the landmark 1990 Berlin version of The Wall, Roger Waters’ landmark concept album.Recorded in the former ‘no-man’s land’ between the Brandeberg Gate and Potsdamer Platz in Berlin just eight months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the live spectacular was watched by over 500,000 people.A string of special guests make this a truly unique recording: few records can boast a range of stellar talent such as Van Morrison, The Band, Cyndi Lauper, The Scorpions, Jerry Hall, Sinead O’Connor and Joni Mitchell.Transferred at Abbey Road and offered in 180gm vinyl, it is an opportunity for many to reacquaint themselves with an absolutely unique reading of Pink Floyd’s towering 1979 concept album.
26th SeptemberSamantha JonesA Girl Named SamLPTransparent Green vinyl 180gr / 1st time on coloured vinyl /” Ford Leads The Way” as bonus track
26th SeptemberSammy Massamba1990 – Beni Soit Ton NomLPA remastered, reissue of the rare cult afro LP from Sammy Massamba ‎– 1990 – Beni Soit Ton Nom for RSD in full picture sleeve.Blending Congolese rumba, soukouss, boogie and funk, this killer album from the Congolese Massamba is an afro-disco essential and now available at a fraction of the £50 price it now commands on Discogs.
26th SeptemberSkyeKeeping SecretsLPLimited Edition LP Gatefold White vinyl of Skye’s 2009 release – Keeping Secrets.
26th SeptemberSnapped Ankles21 Metres to Hebden BridgeLP Leaf Green Transparent VinylBlistering live recordings from Snapped Ankles’ triumphant sold out tour of the UK, recorded at the legendary Trades Club in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire.The unique Snapped Ankles live experience in your own home.Stunning Luxury indeed.On leaf green transparent vinyl exclusive to RSD, with printed outer sleeve and download code.
26th SeptemberStephen Dale PetitThe Breakdown10″ EP•Stephen Dale Petit is not only one of the most written-about guitarists in today’s media but also a favourite of collaborators Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood, The Black Keys and Dr. John. see 
•The Breakdown is the limited edition, clear vinyl 10” EP which features original and previously unavailable-on-vinyl mixes of three songs from Petit’s sixth U.K. album release: 2020 Visions, including the hypnotic and epic radio edit of lead single The Fall Of America.
•Also on the 10”, the previously unreleased Shine in honour of one of Petit’s mentors and often time live band mate – the late Phil May of the Pretty Things.
•Also on the platter is the never-before-released Sticky Fingers Stones-esque Delicious (the clue’s in the title) and live set favourite – Petit’s reworking of the Memphis Slim/Clapton classic Steppin’ Out.
26th SeptemberT La Rock & Jazzy JayIt’s Yours7″The debut release on Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons now seminal Def Jam label that shook the world with its evil bass and percussion. Never released on 7″ before, this is a true Hip Hop collectors dream. Featuring the ground-breaking “Scratch Party Death Mix”. Complete with full iconic sleeve.
26th SeptemberTegan And SaraTonight We’re In The Dark Seeing Colors1 x 140g 12″ Violet & Black Splatter vinyl album.Recorded live from their “Hey, I’m Just Like You” Tour. Includes exclusive versions of Tegan and Sara favourites on limited edition purple splatter vinyl.
26th SeptemberTelevision PersonalitiesSome Kind of Happiness: Singles 1995-19992LPDouble Black Vinyl.A two-disc retrospective of every single track released by The Television Personalities between the tail end of 1994 and 1999.Featuring legendary songwriter Dan Treacy, a gifted storyteller who places the world in his own hazy shade of focus, heading deep into introspection.
26th SeptemberTLCWaterfalls12″ VinylClassic hit single available on a 12″ picture disc.Features rare edits & mixes from Dallas Austin & Organized Noise.More than a quarter-century from its initial release, TLC’s sophomore album CrazySexyCoolremains an undisputed classic, blending classic soul styles with modern R&B and cutting-edge hip-hop.It’s still the bestselling album by an American girl group, and the first to earn RIAA diamond certification for more than 10 million copies shipped.To commemorate this singular moment in music history, the album’s second chart-topping single “Waterfalls” makes its debut picture vinyl release courtesy of Certified Classics, featuring rare edits and remixes by Organized Noize and Dallas Austin.
26th SeptemberTommy McGeeNow That I Have You12″Indispensable 1981 cosmic funk business from Tommy McGee, remastered and reissued on black 12″ with replica artwork that has been calling out for an official reissue due to it’s eye watering £250+ price tag.
26th SeptemberUnrighteous Brothers, The Unchained Melody / You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling7″Masked breakthrough Country artisit, Orville Peck, joins Paul Cauthen for two jukebox classics.As The Unrighteous Brothers, the duo of hardcore troubadours make an updated classic that showcases both artists’ booming baritone.Produced by Butch Walker and Beau Bedford, the songs were cut in Nashville at the legendary RCA Studio A.Available for the first time on any physical format.
26th SeptemberVarious ArtistsDance CrazeLPThis is a new half-speed master exclusively for RSD and part of the Two Tone Records 40th Anniversary celebrations.This is a soundtrack to the live movie of the same name featuring exclusive live recordings by The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers.This is also first vinyl repress since it’s original release in 1981.
26th SeptemberVarious ArtistsNativity in Black2xLPHard to believe in this day and age, but this killer 1994 Black Sabbath comp was never released on vinyl.The record went gold, and features the one and only performance (“The Wizard”) by the Bullring Brummies, which takes the term “metal supergroup” to a whole new level: Rob Halford from Judas Priest, Scott “Wino” Weinrich from The Obsessed and Vitus; Fight guitarist Brian Tilse, and Geezer Butler and Bill Ward from Black Sabbath themselves (not to be undone, Ozzy sings with Therapy? on “Iron Man”)! Megadeth got a Grammy nom for its cover of “Paranoid,” too.Colored vinyl release limited to 2500 copies worldwide
26th SeptemberVarious ArtistsBehind The Dykes – Beat, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1964 – 1972 (2Lp)2LPBehind The Dykes is a 2LP compilation presenting the best bands and artists the Dutch had to offer in the period 1964-1972.The Netherlands were the first non-English speaking country to storm the Billboard Hot 100 with a string of hit singles from bands such as Shocking Blue, Focus, George Baker Selection, Golden Earring and Tee-Set.This 2LP presents the bands that followed closely behind, with singles and albums that internationally have become highly sought-after records.Some bands with a rich discography, others with no more than one or two singles under their belt.Original singles of many of these tracks are currently offered and/or sold for hundreds of Euros on Discogs, and many original pressing were so limited at the original time of release that they are impossible to find.The album is released under the Decca brand with the classic logos and labels.The album was especially compiled/designed for RSD 2020.The psychedelic artwork looks fabulous.The full color printed inner sleeves contain liner notes about each individual band with the original single artwork, while the inside of the gatefold sleeve contains photos of the artists featured on this album.Limited edition of individually numbered copies on coloured vinyl.
26th SeptemberVarious ArtistsHi Tide Groove12″Kickin presents Hi Tide Groove, DJ’s choice 1969 – 1981, selected by Daisuke Kuroda.A collection of Hi Records singles from the famous Al Green and Ann Peebles, to the obscure African and Jean Plum.180 gram color vinyl
26th SeptemberVarious Artists – A Mikey Dread Production His Imperial Majesty 10″Mikey Dread was a Jamaican singer who played an important role in the popularization of the reggae during the 1970s.He began recording in the early 70s and worked together with a lot of different artists from the reggae scene.The four track E.P.His Imperial Majesty consists of tracks produced by Mikey and one of his originals.All these tracks have that special Dread vibe, which make his music so great.Available for the first time on vinyl.Limited edition of individually numbered copies on red, green, and gold vinyl, delivered at random.The package includes an insert.Tracks: Side A: 1.Rod Taylor – His Imperial Majesty 2.Jah Grundy – Really Together Side B: 1.Mikey Dread – Armageddon Style 2.King Tubby – Dread All The Way
26th SeptemberWedding Present, The Shaun Keaveny Session No Panama don’t ask mecolour 7″This release brings to a (temporary) close the releases of BBC Sessions recorded by The Wedding Present /Cinerama since Summer 2006 for Marc Riley, Huw Stephens and now Shaun Keaveny.These tracks were recorded for Shaun 5th August 2019.The release comes on blue coloured vinyl with a download code.
26th SeptemberWillie TeeTeasing You Again / Your Love, My Love Together7″One of the most expensive records in the world.The only available copy on Discogs is a mere £4,000! This was Willie Tee returning to his ’60s anthem “Teasing You” but updating it with a beautiful 1972 New Orleans production turning it into a Modern Soul anthem.It’s a work of sublime genius and the fully remastered 7″ reissue will have replica artwork of the original Gatur label.You have just been spoilt, again.
26th SeptemberWishbone AshLive Dates II (Yellow Vinyl)DLPSecond WISHBONE ASH live album on double yellow vinyl, includes all 12 tracks from original pressing.Original pressings are sought-after collector’s item, strictly limited edition: 2,500 copies worldwide
26th SeptemberYardbirds, The Roger The Engineer – Expanded Edition2LP x 180g White heavyweight VinylAvailable exclusively to RSD2020, ‘Roger The Engineer’ is the 1966 studio album by the Yardbirds.Featured in both Rolling Stone’s list of the ‘500 greatest albums of all time’ and Robert Dimery’s book ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’.
Recorded by the classic era line up of Jeff Beck, Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith, the band began exploring new sonic territories, pushing their blues-rock sound into the realms of avant-garde, psychedelia and Indian music.
This newly expanded edition includes the classic studio album on LP1 and a collection of 1966 studio recordings on LP2, housed together in an alternate sleeve inspired by an ultra-rare 1966 EP cover.Among the highlights are the vocal track from ‘Ever Since The World Began’ and an earlier version of ‘Farewell’, both of which are previously unreleased..Pressed on 180g heavyweight White vinyl.
26th SeptemberVarious ArtistsThis Are Two ToneLPThis is a new half-speed master exclusively for RSD and part of the Two Tone Records 40th Anniversary celebrations. This was the first Two Tone compilation from 1983 and features singles by The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, The Bodysnatchers, Rhoda Daker and The Swinging Cats. This is the first vinyl repress since it’s original release in 1983.

Biffy Clyro Exclusive Virtual Zoom In-Store, More Exciting Fontaines News, And A Brand New Angel Olsen Album

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well… Exciting couple of weeks in the shop to be honest and with plenty of obair but that’s all good… We had MICK FLANNERY for a social distanced gig last Thursday night and it was smashing… My first taste of live music since the start of March.. One of the things missing in folk’s lives that read this newsletter (music)… Some of Mick’s crew were in and around the shop one the last week and it’s only when you hear their stories first hand and how their working lives have been completely turned upside down, you truly grasp the gravity of their situation… I know I am preaching to the converted here a bit as I know most of ye support record shops, labels, bands, artists, venues, gigs etc, but I for one have been making a conscious effort to try and support our sector… Songs From An Empty Room was another great event to help shine a light on the unsung heroes of the industry… Let’s do our best folks.. Mick’s ‘Alive‘ album will help support his own band and crew.. If you want a copy give us a nod… Even if you want a copy for someone for Christmas, give us a nod… Lecture over… Apologies!!!

We got some savage news yesterday with the announcement that the mighty BIFFY CLYRO are doing a virtual in-store with us on Tuesday August 18th 2020 at 6:30PM.. Pre-Order the new Biffy album ‘A Celebration Of Endings’ from us for access to a once off, private virtual Zoom in-store with them.. Numbers are limited on this, it’s a lovely thing for us as a shop to be involved with.. So thanks to Biffy, their management and Warner for putting the pieces together.. Bobby here is a huge fan of the band as I know a few of ye out there are also… This is remote intimacy at it’s most intimate… The lads will play a few songs and there will be a live chat with fans.. Ah sure if you are a fan of the band, it’s as sweet as a nut… If a music fan in general, it’s a lovely, bespoke thing to do… For the price of an album.. Sure where would you be going like.. Bob has the links to buy the album and to get your unique code for the in-store…

A little Bob note added in… I have gone to see Biffy over 10 times live,  one of the only bands I would travel abroad to see.. Hands down one of the best live bands around today, and this should be a treat. My first ever gig was seeing them in the Olympia in 2009, and the most recent was headlining Indiependence last year (great to have the boys back on our doorstep!). 10 years and i’ve never seen the lads put on anything less than an amazing show.. Truly an honour to be involved with this, hosting virtually my own favourite band! So again a massive thanks to the band, management and Warner for making this happen!

Back to the bossman!

Ah Ray boy… I’m reading for the last 3 minutes and wondering if there’s any releases for this Friday July 31st??… Is there what kid?!!!

It’s here… Really excited to hear this in it’s entirety… Can’t wait… Yes, FONTAINES D.C. ‘A Hero’s Death’ is finally here… It seems like July 31st was ages away… 3 Vinyl formats and one CD format... Last 24 hours to enter competition for the signed test pressing.. Draw is going to be Thursday Evening at 5:00PM, Bobby and Shane will do it live in the shop… Nine sweet runners up prizes also… Prizes of beautiful signed prints… So pre-order on site or drop us an aul’ email before 5:00PM Thursday… Best of luck… I’d be afraid to put a value on the signed test pressing to be honest, the band are on fire… Best of luck and I hope you are one of 10 winners!!! I do have a good few bespoke F.D.C. postcards to be given out on a first come purchase, first served basis also… No breaking my balls on this lads, first come first served… 10AM Friday morning, 31st July, TOUGHER TOWERS…. Sorry TOGHER TOWERS…. Don’t email and ask me to keep postcards… I have quite a few… Please don’t break my heart over them though.. Please… FONTAINES is here Friday!!! Thanks again to the band and the label for the fab prizes!!

And one more special bit of news on the Fontaines D.C. release. Anyone who has pre-ordered the album with us already will be sent a link to a very special album release show ‘A Night At Montrose’ on Monday 3rd of August at 8PM. We’ll get you out a link to the show if you have pre-ordered already, and anyone who pre-orders in the meantime will be sent a link also. All details on this has been added to the four formats of the album :

Or finally if you go to the Fontaines D.C. website and sign up for their mailing list, you’ll be sent a link. Deadline to sign up to the band’s mailing list to receive an invite is 12pm BST on the 3rd August.  

Right, also this Friday is the PAUL MCCARTNEY reissues, deluxe of ‘Flaming Pie’ on various formats… This Friday we also have BOBBIE GENTRY’s magical ‘Delta Sweete‘ with a bonus 10 tracks on both formats, and we have MAX RICHTER ‘Voices’, new ones from CREEPERTHE PSYCHEDELIC FURS, and ALANIS MORRISETTE.. Reissues this week also from BELLE AND SEBASTIANTHE BELOVED, and we should also have that great LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS vinyl boxset.. Sorry, THE CORONAS new album is due out also on Friday…

Right so moving on to the 7th of August so and on the new album front we we will have the brand new album by DEEP PURPLE ‘Whoosh!’PIXIES ‘Bossanova’ 30th Anniversary Red Vinyl Edition, JASON MOLINA’s ‘Eight Gates’, CEELO GREEN has a new album, there is a 4LP Ultimate Collection boxset by BLACK SABBATH, and a reissue of JOE BONAMASSA’s ‘A New Day Now’, with vocals redone.. Sony for next friday week the 7th of August have FLEETWOOD MAC’s ‘Before The Beginning Vol. 2 : Live and Demo Versions’ vinyl.. This is Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac really.. Peter Green rest in peace sir.. You had an incredibly creative yet somewhat tragic life in some ways… Immensely talented musician, some great Fleetwood Mac albums.. ‘Then Play On’ my own favourite.. I think he admitted himself that he just took too much drugs and it seriously affected his mental health, some might say that the young bands today aren’t taking enough drugs… Sorry did I say that out loud… Anyway, R.I.P Mr. Peter Green..

I missed a plug.. I know ye find that hard to believe… I nearly can’t believe it myself.. But a couple of nice ones, really nice ones, out on the 7th of August I may have failed to mention up to now… Planxty’s ‘After The Break’ and ‘The Woman I Loved So Well’, as well as BELL X1’s ‘Neither Am I’ are all getting reissued on vinyl.. There are some NEIL DIAMOND reissues on vinyl out for the 7th of August also..

The Orchard for the 7th have THE STOOGES ‘Live at Goose Lake’ Vinyl..

Proper have some reissues on vinyl by THE TURTLES and CARCASS..

Right some nice releases announced in the past week include a new ANGEL OLSEN albumdebut solo album from COREY TAYLOR of Slipknot / Stone Sour, a new FLEETWOOD MAC Boxset on 8CD or 4LP + 7”, a SLADE ‘Cum On Feel The Hitz’ 2LP or 2CD Best Ofa ROBERT PLANT 2CD Solo Career Collection, a new KYLIE album. ENO/CALE ‘Wrong Way Up’ LP or Deluxe CD, ENO/WOBBLE ‘Spinner‘ LP or Deluxe CD, and ERASURE’s ‘The Neon’.

Releases for August 14th include new albums by BIFFY CLYROJAMES DEAN BRADFIELD, ROBBY KRIEGER (which I for one will have to give it one listen at least.. Man is a Door for god sake..) RUMERFANTASTIC NEGROBRUCE HORNSBY, KATE RUSBY (CD only for now) and LEVELLERS... Which has four or five physical formats… PIAS have a release for the 14th of August by BILLY NOMATS.. She is only one the scene in the last 6 or 9 months i’d say… Could be like the LATE LATE SHOW.. Love or hate… She definitely has a few things to say and they may not all be exactly politically correct… I’ll let you make up your own minds on Billy Nomates.. Sleaford Mods are in her corner..

Also out on the 14th of August are some CHRISTY MOORE Vinyl reissues ‘Live in Dublin’ and ‘Iron Behind The Velvet’ and there are a couple of CLANNAD albums being repressed on vinyl ‘Crain Ull’ and ‘Fuaim‘, the only two Clannad albums that featured Enya… There is also a BILL FRISELL reissue on CD and LP of ‘Valentine’, JOHN WILLIAMS ‘Live in Vienna 2LP’, MAX RICHTER reissue of ‘Waltz With Bashir’a CREEDENCE Half Speed Master of ‘Cosmo’s Factory’ and the ENO BROTHER’s ‘Luminous’ on indies only vinyl... 14th of August also sees a print of BRITNEY SPEARS ‘Oops I Did It Again’..

It’s four weeks this Saturday too R.S.D (Record Store Day).. It has come around… 3rd time lucky this year I suppose… Well August 27th is 1 of 3 drop dates.. It obviously won’t be the same as other years… 2 Meters etc, so i’ll chew on it and give some better information over the next few weeks

And finally, with the Bank Holiday this weekend, we will be closed on bank holiday Monday.. So the hours for next week are 

Sunday Aug 2nd – Closed
Monday Aug 3rd – Closed
Tuesday Aug 4th – 10:30-6
Wednesday Aug 5th – 10-5:30
Thursday Aug 6th – 10-5:30
Friday Aug 7th – 10-6
Saturday Aug 8th – 10-5

Sin é for this week folks,
Thanks for listening
Ray, Bobby + Shane
Tougher Towers . Ie

The Gloaming 3 LP Has Finally Landed, An Uprising “Irish” Star?, and Reminiscing on an Old Cork Institution 

How d folks,

Welcome to the weekly “Ad” from your local adore, corporate free, independent record shop!

Releases in the good siopa today include THE GLOAMING 3 LP release, as well as brand new LPs and CDs by LAMBCHOP, PATTY GRIFFIN, LUTHER DICKINSON, JENNY LEWIS, SLEEPER, LIL YACHTY, STRAND OF OAKS, GOORGIO MORODER “Queen of the South” O.S.T, KAREN O + DANGERMOUSE.. Also there is a 3CD or 4LP set by MEGADETH, the next in the batch of NEW ORDER 12” singles with “Temptation”, a live LP set by TOTO, and reissues by JACO PATORIOUS (One of 2k on silver vinyl), and the O.S.T to TAXI DRIVER (two of 2.5k on yellow vinyl), DESMOND DEKKER’s “007 Shanty Town”, and last but not least is JOHN + YOKO’s “Wedding Album” as a nice white vinyl box-set release…

Video for last two weeks up here now!

Always a hint of squeaky bum time for me this time of year… Not much I can do about it folks except to be as transparent as possible.. What are you on about now boy???
RSD allocations starting to come in and there has been cuts so problems are so far (so in the cases the earlier the better if you can get in to us… with a chill pill in your packet mas é do thoill é.. Here so far is a list of titles that my wishlist exceeded what I am actually getting, in most cases only by one copy to be honest…. May the cards fall and all that… Here’s the problems so far..
Specials single, Queen stuff, Motorhead single, Elvis Costello, John Lennon, Broken Social Scene,  and Weezer (the B-Sides one)… Early bird blah blah blah… Sorry.. I suppose if everyone in every record shop in the UK and Ireland got everything they wanted every year.. The exclusivity would be washed off the event.. It could die off faster that the pricing might kill it… That’s it for RSD for this week.. Next week the music should be announced.. (Bit of a pain in the ring also if i’m to be honest!!)

Anyway, look on to the releases for the 29th of March and there is a few really interesting ones (to me anyway!) so i’m going to start wit PIAS (happy birthday Bonnie O’ Brien!!).. Domino present HENRYK GORECKI Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), performed by BETH GIBBON‘s and the POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by PENDERECKI. Available as a CD or LP, or an indies only CD/DVD or indies only coloured LP with DVD… Beth is supposed to have completely immersed herself in the project.. Obviously the language and the content also.. Could be a spine tingler me thinks.. Hardly nothing online yet with it…

STEVE EARLE and THE DUKES have tribute album called “Guy”, to Earle’s dear friend Guy Clarke. A covers album of Guy’s songs.. Indies only blue vinyl available on this one.. PIAS lastly have a live album by TY SEGALL..

Ok so, Universal for the 29th of March have the debut album by BILLIE EILISH.. Excuse my ignorance here but I thought she was a teeny bopper artist.. (And nothing wrong with that in my opinion, I like pop).. But sh*t was I wrong about her.. The couple of tunes I have heard are different, dark and interesting.. The debut album is called “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”.. Check out a tune here from the new album

This cailín only turned 17 in December gone, writes or co-writes these songs with her brother Finneas O’ Connell, who also produces her.. Billie Eilish O’ Connell.. Dad is one of our clan by the way.. Could be a huge huge star.. She definitely caught my attention.. Album is available as CD, Clasmshell CD with 3 lithos, posters, tattoos and sticker sheet.. Also available as an indies only pale yellow vinyl on initials… Maith an cailín I say anyway.. Interesting brood i’d say.. Home schooled the kids were.. Anyway, enough for me now.. One to watch…

Good bit more out from Universal on Bonnie’s birthday or Brexit Day.. Crikey this Brexit thing is a soap opera.. May’s a goner i’d say… It’s a joke if it wasn’t so serious.. Anyway, tunes tunes tunes.. Universal are reissuing the last two COCTEAU TWINS albums on LP “Four Calendar Cafe” and “Milk + Kisses”… There’s a FRANK ZAPPA release of “Zappa In New York” limited 5CD tin or 3LP set taken from the analogue tapes…

In 1976, Frank Zappa played four historic sold-out concerts at The Palladium in New York City the week between Christmas and New Year’s. These thrilling shows – described by band member Ruth Underwood as “theatrical, outrageous and raucously funny, but also filled with startling and gorgeous music, dating from Frank’s 1960s output to literally the moment the curtain went up”— served as the source material for the live double album Zappa In New York which was constructed from the best-played performances with overdubs later recorded in the studio.
In celebration of its eventual release in 1978, Zappa In New York will be released on March 29 via Zappa Records/UMC as a suite of expanded anniversary editions to commemorate the album’s recent 40th anniversary. Overseen by the Zappa Family Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Vaultmeister Joe Travers, the expanded versions will be available as a 5CD box set and 3LP 180-gram audiophile grade vinyl. The 5-disc collection, which will be housed in a limited-edition metal tin shaped like a NYC street manhole cover and includes a replica ticket from one of the shows, consists of the main album in its original mix, newly remastered by Bob Ludwig in 2018 and available for the first time since its debut. The four additional discs are loaded with relevant Vault nuggets and more than three hours of unreleased live performances from the NYC Palladium concerts, representing every composition played during the concerts and the best alternate performances of every tune Zappa picked for the original album, all newly mixed in 2018. To achieve the highest-level sound quality, the audio team went back to the original two-inch 24-track multi-track master tapes and transferred every reel at 96kHz 24-bit wavs.  The 3LP set, pressed at Pallas in Germany, features all-analog mastering of the original album mix, unavailable since first issued. Plus, an additional LP of select bonus content from The Vault. 

Uni also have, and i’m just gonna rattle them off now as it’s getting late.. LANG LANG new CD..  RAIN TREE CROW LP Release.. BARRY WHITE’s “Love Unlimited” LP reissues or 7CD box.. COLTRANE “58 – The Prestige Recordings” out as an 8LP Set (250 quid) or a 5CD set (80 quid).. KISS “Kissworld” 2LP Best Of..  JOURNEY “Live in Japan” as a DVD/2CD or Blu Ray / 2CD.. STEVEN WILSON 5LP Live Album from The Royal Albert Hall and lastly from Universal is MARVIN GAYE‘s lost album “You’re the Man”, never on LP before…

Sony for the 29th of March have the HANS ZIMMER “World of Hans” vinyl box-set..

Republic of Music for the 29th of March have the new album by EDWYN COLLINS… As ye probably know Edwyn had a couple of serious strokes some time back so now his spirit, recovery, creativity, attitude and resilience are nothing short of remarkable.. ROM also have the new WHITE DENIM out on the 29th of March…

Warner for the 29th have the reissue of KEITH RICHARD‘s 1988 debut solo album “Talk Is Cheap”.. Chalk it down Keith boy… I was talking to my kids the older two… Well the middle two really about the Lee Baths earlier tonight when they were going to bed.. They thought I was talking through my hat… The Lee Fields were mad really when you think back on them for those that remember.. It seemed like thousands of kids in freezing cold waters and a few toilets about.. Health and safety out the window back then.. It’s where the Kingsley is now, on the Straight Road. Do you remember the big diving boards.. Just stone slabs if memory serves right.. Wonder when did they close?? I was born in ’74 and remember being out there a few times… Not a parent in sight!!! Anyway, Keith Richards reissue is on CD, 2CD, Black LP or indies only and very very limited red vinyl.. Box available as well which was mentioned last week..

Warner also have MOTORHEAD live and reissued LPs… 7 titles in total.. Also a new STEVIE NICKS compilation on CD and a new album by YNGWIE MALMSTEEN “Blue Lightening”…

Just hearing now the the JEFF TWEEDY and GRATEFUL DEAD LPs are a problem for RSD… Brón orm…

The Orchard for the 29th of March have new albums from UNKLE called “The Road Part II” on 2CD or Deluxe 4CD or indies only 3LP set.. New ones also from C. DUNCAN AND SON VOLT both of these with indies only LPs. DEVIN TOWNSEND new album also on CD..

Proper for the 29th of March have MEKON’s new album “Desert”

Sin é for this week folks
Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt
Music Zone

Ray’s Ads, RSD Orders In and a nice new Lambchop.


Hi Everyone,


How’s the form this evening? Crikey I’m like a bad penny every week really I suppose…one lad said to me a few months back now (and I never really saw it as this, but of course that’s what this is…who am I codding like, not ye I’d say) ‘I read it in your ad’…so I may try and cloak it (I don’t do that really either…caps, yachts etc) but fundamentally as we all know this is a bloody ad…thanks for pointing it out though Terry as I may have been deluding myself it was someit different.

So this week’s Ad from Music Zone towers will commence with new releases in the shop today from DAVID BYRNE, STEPHEN MALKMUS, JACK SAVORETTI, DROPKICK MURPHYS, CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA and FAT WHITE FAMILY.

As well as reissues from THE FALL, ALPHAVILLE.


Right so, moving on to releases for the 22nd of March…just to note, THE GLOAMING 3 LP release date is now the 22nd, moved back from the 8th March.


WARNER for the 22nd of March have the next batch of IRON MAIDEN CD remasters which are Powerslave, 7th Son, No Prayer for the Dying, Somewhere in Time and also a deluxe ‘Somewhere in Time’ with a special ltd figurine.

WARNER also have a new JENNY LEWIS album, ‘On the Line’ on CD, LP or Indies Only blue LP.

WEA have the next in the series of NEW ORDER 12”s with ‘Temptation’ as well as brand new albums by ROBIN TROWER and THESE NEW PURITANS.

RECORD STORE DAY orders are all now placed as ye read this, and as with other years, they are in the hands of the record gods…take a bow folks…hopefully we will get a good fill as we have other years but there will be disappointments, as is par for the course with the thing.

If you are early, it is seldom you will be very disappointed…and I will try and flag problems with stock if and when they arise…try be cool if things go wrong…a couple of people last year had pops at us…Crikey we are doing our best and some things are out of our control…there are bigger disappointments in life.

Anyway, anyway it’s done now and thanks so much to all of ye who fired in a wish list to us…greatly appreciated here…Sound!


Wish lists were back about 10% on last year but there probably are a lot less “Big” titles this year…it definitely is more niche…that’s good says us. U2 was the most wished for release with THIN LIZZY, PREFAB SPROUT, WEEZER, MOZ all showing well and a late runner who came into the fray was THE CROW OST… Sin é for RSD for another week…hope to have news of the entertainment next week!


I think I may have forgot PIAS last week…if so, for today they have a new STEPHEN MALKMUS album, a new CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA album, a Best Of  HOTHOUSE FLOWERS CD and an LP reissue by THE FALL of ‘Bend Sinister/The Domesday Pay Off”


So PIAS for the 22nd of March have a reissue of ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION’s ‘Rafis Revenge’ 20th Anniversary job, a new album by AVEY TARE of ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, a new album by BILL MCKAY, an outtake and rarities album by CORDUROY and a new album by GIORGIO MORODER + RANEY SHOCKNE called ‘Queen of the South’, 2LP indies only silver vinyl available.

PIAS for the 22nd also have a reissue of IRON AND WINE’s ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’…a deluxe reissue with the original album plus 8 previously unreleased demos…indies only dark green vinyl available.

PIAS have for the 22nd of March, JOHN LENNON + YOKO ONO ‘The Wedding Album’…CD and Indies Only Coloured LP as well as a new album by LUTHER DICKINSON and The Sisters of the Strawberry Moon called ‘Solstice’.

Lastly PIAS have a new STRANDS OF OAKS album ‘Eraserland’ on CD, 2LP or 2LP Indies Only jobs.

UNIVERSAL for the 22nd of March have a new MEGADETH box set, the 35 tracks are hand-picked by Dave Mustaine…it is available as a 3CD or 4LP set.


UNI also have a new album by ANDREW BIRD ‘My Finest Work Yet’…his words, not mine and a new one from JOHN ILLSEY (DIRE STRAITS).

LIL STEVEN ‘Soul Fire Live’ gets a 2 Blu Ray release as well as a TOTO release on Eagle Rock, ‘40 Years Around the Sun’ available on 6 formats including Blu Ray + 2 CD, DVD/2CD, 3 Orange Indies Only LPs.


Lastly, UNI have a couple of LP reissues…N.E.R.D. ‘Seeing Sounds’ and LIL YACHTY ‘Nuthin’ 2 Prove’ 2LP release.


SONY for the 22nd of March have the deluxe 20th Anniversary edition of VAN MORRISON’S ‘Healing Game’  album…there is a 3 CD box with album as well as plenty rarities and live stuff from the sessions…as well as a vinyl repress of the long out of print.


THE ORCHARD for the 22nd sees the release of new albums by MAVERICK SABRE and AMERICAN FOOTBALL.

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC for the 22nd of March have the new LAMBCHOP record via City Slang ‘This is what I wanted to tell you’…looking forward to this one…it’s on CD, LP or Indies Only White Vinyl. ROM also have the new album by SLEEPER, 21 years in and not a day older, ‘the modern age’ on CD, LP or Indies Only LP.


PROPER for the 22nd of March have the second album by YE VAGABONDS, a reissue of ‘Six’ on CD, LP or indies only LP.

There is a NEDS ATOMIC DUSTBIN Live album on LP and GERRY CINNAMON gets an LP release. It’s been a long week…normal work…RSD orders also to sort and get up but sure all good…deliveries all delayed over the wind on the oceans but…


Sin é for this week

Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt



Music Zone.

Return of the Boy From Bray, Caps Back In Hand, And Some Analysis of How The Cookie May Crumble

Hi Everyone,
How’s it going out there??
Some nice new releases in the shop this week by SLEAFORD MODS, JULIA JACKLIN, BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTRE, OVER KILL,YOLA, GARY CLARK JR, and reissues by DAVID SYLVIAN, a CURTIS MAYFIELD 4LP Boxset, and some lovely Verve reissues by artists such as BILLIE HOLIDAY, STAN GETZ, BILL EVANS, and WES MONTGOMORY.

Also out is the new GLOAMING 3 album, but only on CD for now folks.. LP pushed back until March 8th i’m afraid..

Bobby back up for the video this week, check it out here.. Some nice bits out..
My new years resolution after week one 2019 of the newsletter was to go back to one finger typing the newsletter but alas that has gone by the wayside… Every week so far this year the lads have to try and decipher my scrawl.. I’m not messing.. I can hand write 5 pages of foolscap in less than an hour… T’was touching 2.5 hours the other way.. Sorry lads… Scrawl is here to stay for now.. Breaking it yo ye gently!!

Anyways, on of the most eagerly awaited albums of 2019 will hit the shelves next Friday the 1st of Mark… The boy from Bray, Andrew HOZIER Byrne returns with his second long player, “Wasteland, Baby” on CD or 2LP.. It has been 4 and a half years since the release of his first record.. Sept 19th 2014 to be exact. Lily O’ Brien joined us at 00:40 on the 20th of September 2014, hence my recollection.. Big album from the boy so I hope it does really well… We are doing a pre-order best price job of €13 for the CD and €25 for the DLP.. Best price job just on pre-orders… Form an orderly queue please.. The industry has changed so much even in the four years.. Not many in the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s world would get away with a four and a half year gap.. I hope it does really well.. He has some ridiculous amount of streams anyway I think… So all is okay

Universal also have a TOM PETTY “Best Of Everything : The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016”. It’s available as 2CD or 4LP sets spanning 38 tracks in total.. All newly mastered and features 2 brand new tracks.. We are doing a €75 best price pre-order job on the 4LP set which also contains a book.. Man we have our cap out a few times already tonight… As ye know these yachts don’t by themselves… Universal also have new albums by BRYAN ADAMS on Polydor, CD + LP with this, and Mr Sheeran helps out on a track I believe… MARK MORTON debut solo album (guitarist with Lamb Of God) which also features Chester Bennington out as well. His last recording before his terribly untimely death…

MARILLION have a few live CD jobs.. “Brave Live” and “Live In Glasgow”, and lastly a couple of vinyl reissues out through Universal.. They include the original Mary Poppins Soundtrack, and the debut album by KT TUNSTALL “Eye To The Telescope”…

Warner for the 1st of March have a new album by IN FLAMES called “1, The Mask” on Nuclear Blast, which is the bands 13th studio album.. It’s available as a standard CD, digi CD, or a gatefold DLP with a pop-up sleeve…

Warner also have a brand new album by WEEZER… Self titled.. Ah sure if it ain’t broke don’t fix it type of thing.. Thank god most bands do title their records or the record shops would be demented… Bob can you grab U2 “11” and Queen “13” and Zeppelin “Lilac” please… That’ll test us lads if that was the case!!.. So the new Weezer has now been nicknamed “The Black Album” with I presume a red cover just like Welsh Dave is actually Scottish… Raymond, cop on.. The Weezer album is on CD, LP or indies only LP… Opeth also have a live album out through Warner…

This Brexit thing is looming fairly close whichever way the cards may fall… If things don’t fall into a deal.. The shit could hit the fan a little bit with increased cost everywhere.. Not getting a whole lot of info from the record companies about it to be honest… No deal would mean (in my little world… Cos that’s all it is.. Every man and every door in the country has their own tales).. it would mean that records pressed on the continent or in Easter Europe would be charged excise and customs duty and VAT at point of entry to a Sony warhorse in London (as a hypothetical example)… Increases cost… Raymond then buys said records and “imports” them into Ireland he is eligible for these extra costs… Again increases costs… Loads or permutations around it but a no deal is a disaster.. Mostly for the UK but for us here also…
Look lets see where and when the cookie crumbles… Warner are now distributing 13 territories out of France (including Eire) so free movement from Czech Republic to France for records, but can they ferry stuff here then by passing over British seas or airspace?? A lot of is above my pay grade… Watching this space for the 11th hour deal by the British Parliament.. My guess anyway… They deserve no more… And if they crash, they crash… Granted we will suffer but…
Ok.. My in-depth political analysis is over for a few years… (I haven’t a clue how it will pan out).. So back to the tunes…

Proper for the 22nd have the POND record called “Tasmania” on CD or 2LP.. POND are made up of members of TAME IMPALA‘s live band.. Mixed and produced by Kevin Parker, Mr Impala himself, so should be a good listen… Proper have the LUCINDA WILLIAMS reissue of “Happy Woman Blues” on 2LP also..

Republic of Music have some nice LEVELLERS reissues on 2LP… These are the following.. Levellers “Headlights, White Lines, Black Tar Rivers (Midnight Blue Vinyl)”… Levellers “Hello Pig (Cerise Vinyl)…Levellers “Mouth To Mouth (Lime Green Vinyl).
They also have a new album by THE CONGOs as well as a nice reissue of SNOW PATROL’s second album “When It’s All Over, We Still Have To Clean Up”..

Sony for the 1st of March have the new album by TOM WALKER “What A Time To Be Alive” on CD, LP or Indies only LP…

The Orchard for the 1st of March have the new Queensryche album “The Verdict” on CD, Deluxe Box 2CD with bonus disc of live, rarities and acoustic tracks, a bottle opener, patch and fridge magnet.. Rock n’ roll.. As well as the LP version with the CD and a poster…

I’m away galavanting with 6 lifelong friends for the weekend.. I know it’s probably safe to say that I will have the F.E.A.R next week, so be gentle with me..
Sign up here for the forum please

Sin é for this week folks
Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt
Music Zone

U2’s ‘No Line On The Horizon’ Clear Vinyl, Return of The Gloaming, and The Mods Eaten Alive?

Hey Everyone,
Hope all is well.. Releases on the good yacht this week for the 15th of February are from PICTURE THIS, TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, CHAKA KHAN, the O.S.T to THE HURRICANE, as well as reissues by DAVID BOWIE, and 3 new BBC RADIO 2 : SOUNDS OF THE 80s Vinyl Compilations..

Bob-man back on video duties today, up to view here!

Ok so, moving on to releases for the 22nd of Feb and we have a nice little collection of records released.. We will start with PIAS who have the GLOAMING 3, the collaboration of Irish folk / trad with composter Thomas Bartlett.. Their third studio album is on Real World Records.. The first two were excellent… Same formula again I suppose or will they shake it up a little bit??..

PIAS have a few more interesting ones for the 22nd of Feb with the releases of BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTRE, where Conor Oberst has teamed up with Phoebe Bridges to bring us this new record on Dead Oceans.. Have a quick listen below.. It’s available on CD, LP or indies only orange LP..

PIAS also have the new JULIA JACKLIN record on Transgressive called ‘Crushing’.. Indies only green vinyl on this one, and lastly from PIAS is the new JAMES YORKSTON record on Domino.. Available as CD, LP or Indies Only green LP also… 4 star in Mojo for this one..

Cargo for the 22nd of Feb have the new SLEAFORD MODS album, their 5th studio album now, called ‘Eton Alive’, on their now one label Extreme Eating records… They didn’t last too long with Rough Trade Records which is a major label now let’s be honest about it.. I am only stirring and speculating here now a bit but the has the title of the record have anything to do with how they were treated??? Speculation is all folks.. If you have the inside track post it on the forum for us please.. My nose is at me… I’m sure Mr. Williamson would have no bother telling you how it was if you met him… I remember a few lads from the shop were going into the Crane one Sunday afternoon, could have been 4 or 5 years ago now to see the 2 boys..It was cracking by all accounts… They might float back our way again soon.. Anyway, the new album “Eton Alive” is on CD, black standard LP, or indies only blue LP, or cassette tape..

A Fella who should have copied himself on a while back is RYAN ADAM’s, who allegedly (legal dept advice) has been acting a langer for a while and he, I suppose, is a fairly unhinged character from his actions in the past.. Does not mean he can act the langer… No no no… I know I told ye the Ambassador Chinese Story in the past, but for newbies here tis again… A pal of mine and a big fan of Ryan from way back, was going to see him in the City Hall around 15 years ago or more now, and the night before he was in the Chinese with a pal and Ryan came in, sat down and ordered… My guy a big fan didn’t want to overly bother him so he asked the waiter (who didn’t know who he was) could he ask him for an autograph on a napkin on his behalf… Waiter was like “yeah grand”.. He asked.. And Ryan left… Cheerio.. Stick ye’r fried rice in the smelly river ye have.. Slightly unhinged i’d say.. Good musician but… Now a major but… Genuinely sorry his tweet sounded.. But not good enough man if true.. Just saying is all.. Easy to be sorry when it comes out and the evidence from the messages, especially those with the underage teenager don’t look at all good.. Flaunting and dangling success in front of peoples faces.. If Ryan Adams showed me a load of attention, i.e, “i’m going to do four insures a year and retweet everything ye post”.. I would be infatuated also.. Hard for an up and coming musician not to be infatuated by him is what i’m trying to say.. So it’s abuse of power really if it’s true… And simply said, real slime bag stuff..

So back to the tunes…

Universal for the 22nd of February have the next batch of DAVID SYLVIAN L.P. reissues.. Deluxe reissues they are and being sold to me as lads, so these four are “Brilliant Trees”, “Alchemy”, “Gone To Earth” and “Secrets of the Beehive”..
Universal have a SCOTT WALKER + THE WALKER BROTHERS reissue of “No Regrets” on L.P. and a new live album by REEF… CD only on that one.. Lastly Universal have nine classic Verve albums on vinyl featuring the likes of BILLIE HOLIDAY, BILL EVANS, STAN GETZ, WES MONTGOMERY and JIMMY SMITH… These classic albums are 180gm pressings with lacquering, mastered by the label from the original tapes…

Finally from Universal is the vinyl reissue on l*****d clear vinyl of U2‘s ‘No Line On The Horizon’… €38 best price on the clear vinyl for pre-orders.. Don’t shoot the messenger… Here’s the info..

10th anniversary reissue – Limited edition, ultra-clear vinyl format.
Recorded between Fez in Morocco, Dublin (HQ), New York (Platinum Sound Recording Studios) and London (Olympic Studios) and produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, No Line On The Horizon debuted at number 1 in 30 countries across the globe in 2009.  Lead single ‘Get On Your Boots’ was followed by ‘Magnificent’ and ‘I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight’.
The album has been fully remastered with two additional remixes added to celebrate its 10th Anniversary – ‘Magnificent (Wonderland Remix)’ by Pete Tong and Paul Rogers and ‘I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight’ (Redanka’s ‘Kick the Darkness’ Vocal Version).
2LP Info
• Album remastered and pressed on 180gsm black vinyl across 3 sides
• Side 4 includes two additional mixes
• Artwork faithfully reproduced from the original, including a gatefold sleeve, 16 page booklet, printed inner sleeves and heavyweight outer plastic sleeve
• Download card with access to all tracks digitally

The Orchard for the 22nd of Feb have new albums by DREAM THEATRE (across 6 different physical formats this one), CANDLEMASS, a live album by MAXIMO PARK on CD, LP or indies only LP, and a 4CD STIFF LITTLE FINGERS BOXSET…

Warner for the 22nd have a CURTIS MAYFIELD 4CD or 4LP boxset of his first four studio albums, as well as a new album by OVERKILL called “Wings of War” on Nuclear Blast.. CD or 2LP for this one… Last of major note from Warner for the 22nd is a debut album from Bristol based singer/songwriter YOLA… I Like the sounds on this one… This record is produced by DAN AUERBACH (one half of the Black Keys as ye know)… Have a little listen to see what ye thing.. Playing in Whelans in May..

Sony have nada of note really for the 22nd…

Proper for the 22nd of Feb have the new JOHN MAYALL “Nobody Told Me” on Forty Below Records… Savage list of musicians on it… Voice may rattle a little bit now from years of rattling I suppose.. Sounds good, authentic blues… SKIP JAMES “Best Of” LP out also…

Music On Vinyl have for the 22nd GERRY RAFFERTY and STEALER’S WHEEL + POLO also on the excellent “Collected” vinyl series.. Both of these are limited to 1.5k.. Yellow vinyl for Rafferty, and gold for Polo…

Well folks I suppose that’s about sin é for another week.
Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt.

John Blek “Thistle & Thorn” Album Launch In-Store, HMV Rumours + Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Vinyl Hits The Shelf

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well with ye. Releases in the shop this week include brand new albums by JOHN BLEK, ANDERSON. PAAKRUSTIN MAN, WHITE LIES, VANGELIS and reissues by PREFAB SPROUT, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD, RAMONES, PHIL COLLINS, snd LINDA RONSTADT

Video up again here for you all!

Right so, moving onto releases for the 8th of February … Sorry, before I do… I’m going to sidetrack… Rough spot at times… I’m hearing Amazon are in the market for the HMV shops in the UK along with a few other parties… Seems to be interest in the chain anyway which is a really good thing for the physical industry as a whole really.

Amazon taking them over would be a strange move wouldn’t it?? Most retailers are I’d imagine trying to move away from bricks and mortar to try and curtail costs… So a move towards bricks and mortar from the biggest onliner on the planet seems a little strange to me.
Amazon have some superstores in the states alright but are they for visibility or profit making… I know Amazon could probably throw dosh into the beautiful Lee for days on end and it wouldn’t dent their business… But they ain’t in that business of throwing money away so, an interesting one… One to watch… Is it 100 shops?

We use Amazon as a bit of a pricing barometer to be honest… I fight where I can to at least match them or try better them by a few quid because we are acutely aware that ye guys make a conscious effort to support us and have to make an effort to come in to us (to sometimes be told… Tomorrow, sorry) so you have to make that effort again!!!
So we are acutely of the effort made by ye as we are aware of the lack of effort the other way…
Interesting one, will try find out more.
Mike Ashley in the running also…

Anyways on to the 8th of Feb…. The second album by local lad TALOS will be with us via BMG rights… ’Far Out Dust’ is the name of the new record on CD and
LP. Playing some really good support slots recently..
WARNER also has new albums by BEAST IN BLACK, IMMORTAL, CASS MCCOMBS, ERIC GALES (with help from Provogue labelmaster, BETH HART + DOYLE BRAMHALL)
WARNER also have a live MAVIS STAPLES CD in London Town, the vinyl release of the new RITA ORA album, ROBIN TROWER “Live at the BBC 1973-75” as a 2CD release as well as a 10CD ROBIN TROWER studio albums box, and lastly some SOUL ASYLUM LP reissues on OMNIVORE.

PIAS for the 15th have new albums by METHYL ETHEL and YANN TIERSEN and a debut album by PIROSHKA… Who Raymond?…PIROSHKA,
PIROSHKA I said… Supergroup made up of members of LUSH, ELASTICA, MOOSE and MODERN ENGLISH.

I suppose the biggest release for us the weekend starting the 8th of Feb is the vinyl release of the soundtrack to BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY… 22 track, 2LP gatefold… Pricey is the only thing… €35… Market price as far as I can see but a bit dear I feel.
20 x €25’s is better than 10 x €35’s to everyone involved… That’s my thoughts on it but I don’t control it.

UNIVERSAL also have new albums by YAK, SAID THE WHALE, KARL JENKINS and ODETTE as well as LP reissues by RAZORLIGHT, MEAT LOAF, THE RUTS and METRONOMY (10th Anniversary).. Lastly, UNI have some Bluenote LP reissues by WAYNE SHORTER and CHICK COREA… But again pricey at €40 best price jobs..

I’m some plonker.. The PIAS releases aforementioned were actually for the 15th of February.. 8th of Feb from PIAS have the MERCURY REV’s revisit of the Bobbie Gentry album “The Delta Sweete” on Bella Union.. They have some cracking female artists helping them out on this.. Like LUCINDIA WILLIAMS, PHOEBE BRIDGES, HOPE SANDOVAL, MARGO PRICE, NORAH JONES, + SUSANNE SANDFORD to name a few.. I’d say this could be a lovely listen.. Speaking of lovely listens… I was a bit blown away by the PREFAB SPROUT “I Trawl The Megahertz”.. If it’s new to you like it was to me, then do yourself a twist here..

We have CD and LP copies to sell here… Isn’t it beautiful.. I felt like I was in MICKEY SPILLANE’S MIKE HAMMER if that makes sense to anyone??
PIAS als have PANDA BEAR’s 6th solo album “Buoys” on indies only red vinyl..

CARGO for the 8th of Feb have a few nice new releases (nice releases all round really for the 8th now that i’m going through them…) They have the new MICHAEL CHAPMAN album called “True North” on Paradise of Bachelors label.. On CD or LP or indies only red LP.. Record is produced by Steve Gunn who plays guitar on it also..
CARGO also have the new BOB MOULD (Husker Du.. As ye know) record on Merge.. It’s called “Sunshine Rock” on CD, LP or indies only yellow + red swirl.. LEMONHEADS cover album also out though Cargo next Friday..

R.O.M have the JOHN WILLIAMS Score to “Home Alone” on Mundo..

Sony for the 8th of have reissues on CD + LP of PRINCE’s “Musicology” and “Planet Earth”, as well as WARD THOMAS’ new album..

The Music Zone Corporation is going on it’s Christmas Party Friday night (tonight now) to see Mr. JOHN BLEK in Coughlan’s.. We have had it in April one year!! Reason for mention is the establishment is closing tonight, Friday 1st of Feb at 8PM..

Our Forum is nearly up and running.. We will be posting on it from next week on, so we are just sending out the link for you to register to our site, which will allow you to interact on the Forum.. So here is the link to register for the website!

I have to point out one soldier who has gone on a lone, dangerous, solo journey to get our bags mentions in unusual places… So go raibh maith agat Proinséas.. Our MZ bag has been found on a seat outside the Etihad in Manchester, as well as in McHale Park in Mayo (don’t ask)… If other soldiers want to join the crusade we’d be delighted.. Ask in-store under the counter for mála speisialta

Our good friends in Haywards Suit Shop shut their doors for the final time today.. Retail is tough… Sad day for them.. 20 months ago dreaming, planning, exciting.. Now.. Nothing but financial pain i’d say… Sad day..

Finally for tonight.. Delighted to have JOHN BLEK in with us tomorrow at 1PM for our first Saturday In-Store Session of 2019.. We’d love if ye could make it in.. John will be launching his fantastic new album “Thistle & Thorn”, singing, signing and smiling. We’re really looking forward to this again.. Always great having John in.. If you’re around.. Pop away in! Here’s a link again to two new songs from “Thistle & Thorn”, and two off his last album “Catharsis Vol. 1”..

Sin é for this week anyway..

Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt
Music Zone

The Summer That Keeps Giving, Now Now Now, and 2 Great Gigs For Cork!

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well out there..

The summer keeps giving and giving doesnt it in fairness.. The poor record shop owners and the poor farmers though… Spare a thought lads as ye justify and ye dignify yer spotify, over yer barbequed “horse meat”  burgers… Spare a thought for the farmers and the record shop owners.
Moz… You can use a bit of that kid if you want.. (Sing it in yer heads Moz style)

All tongues removed from cheeks at the end of the day… June was the second best month of the year so far after the headiness of April… So look rock on Rocco.

Was at RUFUS WAINWRIGHT there on Monday night gone in da’operaa house… Jays he was impressive, savage pianist and a hell of a singer, a hell of a live singer… Wow like…and I liked him, he was engaging and the 95 or so minutes slipped by nicely… Very enjoyable I must say… Songs I knew by him, songs I didn’t know, new songs and a couple of Cohen covers… Slipping from piano to guitar seamlessly all evening… For a solo gig it was up there  I thought… Very good.

Right so, time to start selling stuff to ye… The fleet isn’t solar powered you know like… In the shop today are new albums by THE JAYHAWKS, DRAKE, DEAFHEAVEN, RICK ASTLEY, ALFRED HITCHCOCK as well as reissues by JASON ISBELL, THE LIBERTINES, THE NATIONAL, THE ROLLING STONES, ERIC B & RAKIM, CSN, TOM WAITS, GORILLAZ.

The Gorillaz “Demon Days”, STONES Newest one from the “From the Vault” series, WAITS “Foreign Affair”, and the JASON ISBELL should go well… I have a feeling the Isbell LP is pushed back or delayed though.

Video up here for those who like to see the stuff we flog!

Right so releases for the 20th… I suppose I have to start with NOW 100… I suppose we all probably bought a Now in our lifetime, so it is a bit of a symbolic one… NOW started in late 1983 and was pressed on vinyl until Now 35 IN 1996… Our humble corporation sold it’s first Now in 2001, and that was NOW 48… So we have seen 51 or so Now’s come and go… Easter, Summer, Christmas each year for 17 years… It was a total no brainer until quite recently… Buy 100, sell 100 and probably easily 30 or 40 more… No brainer, no bother… NOW 99 was the weakest performing Now of the 51 previous… I think some fella at some point said the times they are a changin…. I do feel a strange affinity with it though….. It’s a chart compilation Raymond, get a grip boy… I did use the word strange to be fair at the end of the day.

DRAKE’s new album is moved forward to the 13th so I never mentioned last week… Fifth studio album called “Scorpion”.

NOW 1, speaking of Nows, gets a CD and LP reprint… Uni also have the new KANYE WEST album on CD and LP… Nice to see this released as I don’t think the last album ever had a physical birth… Not exactly good for my business when something doesn’t get a physical birth.

Theres is a limited edition P.I.L. Boxset coming out… 6LP or 5CD/DVD.

To coincide with the release of a career-spanning documentary film about Public Image Ltd titled The Public Image Is Rotten, we’re pleased to announce a career boxset coming in the form of 5CD/2DVD and 6LP. This box set ‘The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart)’ will feature the PiL Singles Collection, B-sides, Rarities and Radio Sessions, 12” Mixes, Unreleased Mixes and Tracks + a Live concert from New York Ritz in July 1989. The DVD will include PiL promo videos + some live footage from the BBC’s Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test. Just in case that wasn’t enough, we’ve also included two live concerts, the first Tallinn Rock Summer Festival in Estonia 1988 and the 2013’s Enmore Theatre in Australia.

LASTLY UNI have some nice reissues on vinyl including TONE LOC, FRANK ZAPPA and SAM COOKE.

One more week to pre-order the new TROJAN “50th Anniversary” box set out on the 27th folks.. Lovely set.. 4LP, 6CD, 2 x 7”, albums, covers book, patch and slip mat.. Best price of 100EUR on this one.. Will have a bag of goodies to go with any pre-order

Warner for the 20th have some LP reissues by ALICE COOPER, AMORPHIS, DEATH, JOHN FOGERTY and EPICA… They also have the vinyl version of the new debut by ANNE MARIE, who supported ED SHEERAN down Da Pairc and who bucked the trend a good bit this year by selling quite a lot of CD copies.

Pias for the 20th of July have the reissue of SWANS “Soundtracks for the Blind” the last album before the Sabbatical… Mid 90s i’d say it was out… available as a 3CD or 4LP job.. First timer on vinyl for this… TY SEGALL and WHITE FENCE have a new album called “Joy” as well as a new album by PRAM and some really nice JOANNA NEWSOM cassette reissues..

I was down at KRAFTWERK last night… Well two nights ago as ye read this.. I tiredly one finger tap this every thursday night… It started slowly I thought, but was excellent from about the half an hour mark on… 2 hours i’d say… Great show, the 3-D thing worked really well…n Now weather they were watching the match or peppa pig up on stage, I can’t say… But I really enjoyed it… No sound issue for me… Half full maybe a bit more… In comparison to Alanis…which was jammed….

As regards the match… Ta siad ag dul abhaile… I be honest, I thought they would get over the Croatians but not to be after a dream start… By all accounts the better team won. I have mentioned Croatia once or twice on these pages but I think France have probably grown to be the best team in the tournament…  But you never know… It’s a cup final.

Sony for the 20th have THE INTERNET album.

Proper for the 20th have a nice indie vinyl compilation called Anthems…

The Orchard for the 20th of July have the new POWERWOLF album.

ROM for the 20th have a 3LP GOLDIE compilation.

Sin é for this week folks from a tired Mz HQ..

Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt


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A Harrowing, Evil Valentine’s Day, The Bowie Break-Outs, and Details on the Wyvern Lingo Debut and In-Store

Hi Everyone,

Hope ye’r all doing alright..
Releases in the siopa for today include the debut album by Dublin hip-hop dont stop act REJJIE SNOW, the absolutely gorgeous sounding album by THE LOST BROTHERS on CD and LP, a WILD BEASTS Live ‘Best Of’ on DLP indies only job (on their farewell tour as we speak I think), the CD and LP Boxset release of the newest BELLE & SEBASTIAN EP Trilogy,  as well as the third EP release from the set, and a new album by THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT.

Video for last two weeks of releases is now up and can be viewed here

Moving on to releases for Feb 23rd Warner have the break outs from the latest BOWIE box set… So these breakouts include “Heroes” “Lodger” “Low” “Scary Monsters” “Stage 2017”… : “Low” would probably have been my own personal favourite Bowie album up until “Blackstar” which I love… Have been listening to “The Next Day” a bit recently also… “Valentine’s Day” is a great song… Bowie is excellent in the video… I really hope this shooting in Florida on Valentines Day had no sad or sick connection.

What do be going on like…19 year old kid murders 17 teenagers with their whole lives to live… Life is so precious and so fragile… How can this occur? Is there “evil” in people… Are they born “evil”… Mental health issues?… Or is there something or things in his 19 year story that will point us to the answer… Ah man it just makes no sense.
Some of you have probably seen the video to the SUFJAN STEVENS track “John Wayne Gacy” (incredible but harrowing song) where there is real footage of Gacy as a child and you wonder how that, granted somewhat needy, little boy turned into a serial killer….??
This would have happened some day with this “evil” kid… Could it have been stopped? Who knows..
Man, Bowie would be crying if he thought his song had any impact on this person’s actions… At most I think it was just a deluded soundtrack to that troubled “evil” persons disgusting carnage…

Valentine told me who’s to go
Feelings he’s treasured most of all
The teachers and the football star
It’s in his tiny face
It’s in his scrawny hand
Valentine told me so
He’s got something to say
It’s Valentine’s Day

Warner also on the 23rd have a new album by VANCE JOY “Nation of Two”  and some reissues by KREATOR and DIMMU BORGIR as well as a B-Sides CD by AIRBOURNE.

Sony for the 23rd have a JIMI HENDRIX 7” and not a whole lot more to the best of my knowledge.

PIAS for the 23rd have the second album by one half of THE KNIFE, yes the highly anticipated FEVER RAY album “Plunge” will be with us next Friday…. Eight years since debut… Available via Karins own label Rapid (I think its her label anyway) and available on CD, standard LP and DELUXE DOUBLE GATEFOLD LP with a red blood gel outer sleeve… Only problem is that version aint out till MARCH 30TH… Bit of a mebs I know… Sorry.

PIAS also have a new album by BON IVER band mate S.CAREY on CD and indies only coloured LP as well as a reissue of the debut record by FUTURE ISLANDS on copper coloured vinyl.

Lastly from PIAS is a Live LP by British beat poet MICHAEL HOROVITZ called “Bank Busted Nuclear Detergent Blues”…. The wha….. He is joined on this recording by Damon Albarn on keys, Graham Coxon on sax and guitar and Paul Weller on organ and guitar… Not a bad backing band…. I personally believe (far from a very positive starting point for me) that history will be very kind to Damon Albarn… Maybe, I said maybe, suspect musical beginnings but always pushing forward, innovative, inventive, interesting…. The three eyes… Write it down folks… Future of music marketing.. I do believe he will leave a fine musical legacy.

Universal have the excellent “CONCERT FOR GEORGE”  on LTD 4LP set, 2 CD/2 BLURAY , 2 CD/DVD or 2CD out on the 23rd of Feb…

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honour. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more. Available in a 2CD, 2CD/2DVD, 2CD/2Blu-Ray and 4LP format.
The 2-CD set offers a collection of stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (performed by Clapton, McCartney and Starr), “Taxman” (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and “The Inner Light” (covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar).
The new combo package comprises 2-CDs and 2-DVDs (Blu-Ray format also available). The DVDs contain the full concert, plus a theatrical cut which includes interviews, rehearsals and behind the scenes footage. Directed by David Leland (credits including the feature Wish You Were Here, and the Traveling Wilburys video “Handle With Care”), CONCERT FOR GEORGE has earned a Grammy® Award for Best Long Form Music Video. The Blu-Ray also includes the feature “Drummers.” (Not on DVD format). Also available for the first time on vinyl, this 180 gram 4-LP Box Set includes the complete sound recordings from CONCERT FOR GEORGE, featuring a special, etched mandala-design on side-8

UNIVERSAL also for the 23rd have via EAGLE ROCK, THE DOORS “Live at the Isle of Wight 1970” on DVD, BLURAY or CD/DVD…. This film/footage has historical importance I suppose as it was the very last filmed performance by the fantastic THE DOORS…. Is everybody in, is everybody in…

Universal also has new albums by MILESTONES and DAN GILLESPIE-SELLS (The Feeling), a new EP by ALICE COOPER and the vinyl releases of the POST MALONE “Stoney” on double orange coloured LP.

Not to bore ye with the details (not that boring really) but we have run into a short-term childcare problem so Raymond is going to be missing on thursdays for a month or two i’m afraid… Not ideal to be honest but sure ‘tis grand too in a very important way… Apologies in advance… Bob is moving hours around to do Thursday for me… I was talking to two wise men during the week in the shop and they passed on a worldly message or two… 1. Family and friends  should be numero uno (all the rest is fluff was one man’s message) and 2. One thing you wont regret when your 65 is that you didn’t work hard enough… So true… No basis on what’s going on with me, that’s just circumstance but it made me feel ok about the decision… Any of ye need ye’r kids minded on a thursday as well fire em over to me sure….

Proper for 23rd of Feb have new albums by GRANT LEE PHILLIPS and JOHN MAYALL as well as a live HAPPY MONDAYS LP from Barcelona.

THE ORCHARD have the debut record by Bray natives WYVERN LINGO on the 23rd on CD and LP via Rubyworks.
Nice price on the CD of 10 euro and 20 quid for the lovely LP…. Really excited and looking forward to this record as well as the In-Store on Monday the 26th of Feb at 5PM…
Want a signed copy and few good tunes….. You have been warned.

THE ORCHARD also have the first five FELT records reissued on VINYL.

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC have a 3LP set on mono of the Original Motion Picture  Soundtrack to MAGNOLIA… score by Jon Brion and songs by AIMEE MANN…. Pricey pricey though as a lot of the Mondo stuff is.

Sin e for this week i suppose folks,
Thanks for listening

Bleeding Heart Pigeons…the most interesting band to come out of Ireland for many a day….?

Hey Everyone,
Hope all is well…
Some of the releases in the shop for tomorrow include FIELD MUSIC, THE WEEKEND, JUNIOR BOYS, ELTON JOHN, TELEGRAM and BLOC PARTY.
Now going to mention what’s coming out Friday the 12th of February.
The most interesting record coming out Friday, in my opinion ( the opinion bit is to protect me from abuse) is from a three piece from up the road, down the road in Limerick.

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BLEEDING HEART PIGEONS release their debut long player next Friday via massive UK label, VIRGIN/EMI….I have a bit of faith in these boys that they will be around for the long haul….i would have mentioned their EP releases in the last year or two….and the big label seem to be showing a lot of fate in them also….LP only release…no CD….now thats not a call the label would have made….no way jose….so for a teenage Irish band to call that shot ( at least i imagine it was the band who called it) and be granted their wish, shows the esteem the record company holds the lads in… or the record company see’s dollar signs, that maybe fairly or unfairly more accurate.
I am sure there are guys and gals who work in record companies who want to find a band who will blow the worlds socks off, others just in for the dollars.
Here’s a tune


 BLEEDING HEART PIGEONS are somewhat traditional angst rock outfit i suppose with elements of prog and electronic throw in the pot, with a strong lyrical content also…something tells me there is a lot of creativity to follow….everything they have done so far smacks of forward thinking, boundary pushing music….here are a few words about the album from lyricist and singer Michael Keating ( pronounced as gaelige, i cant find da fada!!)….

Interesting lad, fair to say…
We are hoping to get the lads in for  an in-store….so will keep ye posted on that one….
I ain’t going to blow more smoke up their…….here’s another tune…


Universal also has a live DVD of ELVIS COSTELLO, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH LP reissues of “the way of the fist”, ” war is the answer” and ” american capitolist” , each reissue on a different colour…RIDE ” nowhere” gets a standard reissue release, Australian goth/synthpopers THE JEZABELS have a new record, RONAN KEATING has a new CD and there is a reissue of SUN RAs “space is the place”.


Lastly from Universal is a deluxe triple LP of JOHN COLTRANES “love supreme”….as usual we beat up the big forest in the sky with our prices….

Essential for next Friday have a new album by LISSIE and a reissue of THE BLUETONES ” excepting to fly” album…i remember really liking that album…wonder did it stand the tesat of time…20 years ago id say.


REPUBLIC OF MUSIC has new albums by BASIA BULAT on the secret city label with a lot of input by JIM JAMES of MY MORNING JACKET and a YOU SAY PARTY new album also.
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Warner have the soundtrack to the new HBO TV series by Martin Scorsese called VINYL….Jagger was a consultant on it, well for the bits he remembers anyway….its a TV SERIES about the record industry in the late 60s and 70s….it shows how hot a buzzword VINYL is at the moment….not that record shop owners are cribbing about that…we crib enough.
There is a  trendiness attached to the aul record buying at the moment….so look ye are all cool….HBO done the market research and its findings were that ye are all cool…seriously, to some this is just a passing fad, some were always lifers and some who may have being the passing fad, will fall in love and become lifers….thats my tuppence worth anyway….will Vinyl be here in 25 years…yes i would guess, to what degree, i haven’t got a clue…anyone got a good crystal ball

Warner also have new albums by Mali singer/songwriter ROKIA TRAORE, KULA SHAKER, WHITE BUFFALO ( the dude who done the sons of anarchy soundtracks) and the BRITS awards compilation.




SONY for next Friday have Vinyl records reissues by THEM…” the angry young them” and ” them again” as well as reissues by ICED EARTH.
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Oh, RIHANNA released an album today…no promo, jack shit, just landed….copycat…now who was the first to do that again… could argue Zeppelin but everyone knew there was an album coming, just no single…there was a flood of surprise albums since 2013…one fella started that flood around his birthday.

PROPER via EDSEL have a 20th anniversary edition of the FUN LOVING CRIMINALS debut “come find yourself” on 3 cd or a fancy box-set thingy.

One last tune from my new favourite band before i go and write dear landlord

check us here at VINYL RECORDS CORK for whats coming and going…
Sin e for this week and as ever