June 28th, ’23: Secret ELTON Glasto vinyl, Nice new Irish releases in the mix, a rake of Jazz reissues and a blackout in August

Hi Everyone

Hope yer all doing ok.

First up is releases in the shop for this friday the 30th of June:

.. .half the year in the bag already…flying.

Then on the 7th of July we have releases by …

Meant to flag it earlier and its no biggie really ,  but  sher ill tell ye anyway….a lot of our suppliers Universal, Sony. Integral and Cargo use the same distribution  company and warehouse in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire  but Utopia distribution services are  closing the current Aylesbury warehouse and moving their entire physical distribution to a brand new purpose built warehouse in Bicester. 

Boo hoo says you…main point is here…from Thursday the 10th of August through to Monday the 28th of August, there is a blackout while they get the new gaff up and running ( i presume with plenty teething problems after the 28th also!!) so we cant get Uni, Sony, Integral and Cargo stock during those 2 and a half weeks …new releases will be top heavy on either side of those dates as well as nothing will move between the 10th and 28th of August…not life changing for anyone but just letting ye know…our impeccable ( hah) service will be more interrupted than usual!! Ill remind ye closer to the time!

Right main week for this week is Friday the 14th of July and we will start with Warner…BMG has a 5 Seconds of Summer live album “ The Feeling of Falling Upwards” on 2LP, CD or Deluxe CD from the Royal albert hall in London..#
East West Records UK Ltd has Charli XCX “ Pop 2 5 Year Anniversary (Violet Coloured Vinyl LP), Warner themselves has a deluxe version of CHERs “ It’s a Man’s World” which is being reimagined as a special deluxe limited-edition vinyl box set ( first time ever on vinyl) that features a remastered version of the original 14-track UK album on 2 LPs, as well as a newly compiled double LP containing eleven rare remixes including “Walking In Memphis (Shut Up and Dance Vocal mix”…so its available as the aforementioned 4LP set or as a 2CD SET.

Maverick has DEFTONES “ Deftones (Limited Red Vinyl LP)” 20TH anniversary edition, BMG has the reissue of 1974 album by RAVI SHANKAR “ Shankar Family & Friends (Purple Orchid Vinyl LP) or CD.

BMG has the brand new RITA ORA album “ you and i” on cd or indies orange vinyl, lastly from warner , BMG has four more THE KINKS vinyl reissues with “ Preservation Act 1”, “ Preservation Act 2” , “ Schoolboys in Disgrace” and “ Soap Opera”.

Sony for the 14th of July has the game soundtrack Horizon Forbidden West OST as a 6 CD set or double LP…Sony also has the new COLTER WALL album “ little songs” on cd or blue vinyl.


There was a secret release ( out this week) of ELTON JOHNs “ diamonds” greatest hits album on coloured vinyl with exclusive print to celebrate his glasto performance…in stock in a day or two.

Sexy records via Cargo have a red vinyl version of RIGHT SAID FRED smash album “ up” on the 14th of July.


Strange Brew records ( fine irish label) has Limerick native ( i think)  Anna’s Anchor “The Merries” – LP release for towards the end of July i think…as far as we know for now, its LP only…ill check though….will def have LP copies anyway!

Here is a fine tune from the new record

(12) Anna’s Anchor – Hotel Dom Pancho (Music Video) – YouTube


Republic of Music has a big one and ideally we need orders asap if interested …not out till july 28th but need numbers in! Dexys are back! 11 years since the release of their last album of original music, the acclaimed One Day I’m Going to Soar, the band return with a stunning new record, The Feminine Divine, out July 28th on 100% records.

Heres a tune from it… 6 year old Bonnie here at home likes it very much…having a little boogie in the kitchen to it

(12) Dexys – Coming Home Official Music Video – YouTube

It should be available to us on these formats…CDj, STD LP, INDIES PURPLE LP and Cassette…email back if interested…ROM can sometimes be flaky to deal with so im trying to get numbers in early to avoid trouble ( it dont always work!)


Universal for the 14th of July has via EMI Brian May + Friends: Star Fleet Project is the third release in the ‘Brian May Gold Series’, originally released in 1983. Accompanied by top rock luminaries Edward Van Halen (guitar), Alan Gratzer (drums), Phil Chen (bass) and Fred Mandel (keyboards), the output of their legendary recording sessions was captured on a 3-track mini album.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Star Fleet Project has been given the full reissue treatment. Brian and his studio team (Queen sound engineers Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson) have created a completely new 2023 mix of the sessions from the original multitrack master tapes, and the artwork has been completely digitally recreated from the original 1983 source material, to give fans the very best experience at the highest possible quality. Available on CD, blk vinyl or Boxset 2CD + LP + 7” LIMITED EDITION.


UMR has BASTILLE “ Bad Blood X” on Gatefold 1LP + 7″.

Craft Recordings has a couple of later  REM reissues on vinyl with “ Around The Sun” and “ Collapse Into Now” as LP, 180g, black vinyl….we were allocated 10 of each on these….only a couple of each gone so a good few left but just giving you the heads up , these should be around forever.

Verve has a couple…PSYCHICEMOTUS (VERVE BY REQUEST) by YUSEF LATEEF on vinyl and PHAROAH SANDERS “ unity” reissue.

UMR has a couple of ROLLING STONES represses with “ flowers” and “ Metamorphasis (Repress)”.

Craft Recordings has four other Jazz reissues for the 14th July with Idris Muhammad “ Black Rhythm Revolution!” , Jack DeJohnette “ sorcery” , Leon Spencer “ Where I’m Coming From” and Ornette Coleman “ Something Else!!!!: The Music Of Ornette Coleman” …all of these on Black LP, 180g, tip-on jacket.

UMG has acquired AEROSMITHs physical catologue and all their studio albums are been reissued on cd mainly with some on LP…more lps to follow….holler if your interested….cds are 14 quid a pop.

EMI thankfully have a reissue of Jessie Ware “ That! Feels Good!” on vinyl…out of stock since about a week after release a few months back.

Mercury Studios has GEORGE BENSON “ Live At Montreux 1986” ON DVD/2CD also on 14th july.

The Orchard has a few for the 14th of July with 

Proper records for the 14th of July have a few vinyl reissues on their own label which they have licensed from island/universal…so there is Fairport Convention “ Liege & Lief” and “ Unhalfbricking” as well as John Martyn “ London Conversation” and class “ The Tumbler” .

CHRYSALIS RECORDS has a couple of world music vinyl remaster and reissues with Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate “ Kulanjan (2023 Remaster)” and Toumani Diabate with Ballake Sissoko “ New Ancient Strings (2023 Remaster)”.

LINUS ENTERTAINMENT has the late great GORDON LIGHTFOOT “ At Royal Albert Hall” on CD OR 2LP and lastly there is a brand new MICHAEL BOLTON album “ spark of light” on ANDROVER MUSIC.

This blackout in August is a first for me so will be a bit strange …programmed to work a certain way…that will slightly change for a bit…i see the new Hozier album is due on the 18th august , in the midst of the blackout…i presume it will get delivered before the 10th of august …time shall tell i suppose.

Integral for the 14th july has Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records Presents ‘Studio One 007…’ Expanded Edition 

And the James Yorkston Vinyl Reissues also.

Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye down the road with announcements etc…

How’s it going everyone? Cheers Ray! Adam, thanks as well for covering me last week, much appreciated, and good stuff!
I liked your random music link at the start so I’m going to rob that idea.
Here’s a class cover of ‘Paranoid Android’ by one of my favourites Brad Mehldau:


The album it’s from ‘Largo’ was released on vinyl recently. A brilliant album but the price of it is mental, nearly 50.

There’s quite a bit of down the line releases today to mention so I’m going to do a list for ye if ye don’t mind:

Phew!…oh we got another few last minute sell-ins as well…deep breath again…these will be coming soonish too:

Tis like the Irish weather!
Hopefully we get a few more weeks of sun in July, we’ll take that.

Anyway, back to you Ray so bud!

Thanks Shane!

Right last one for this week is INTEGRAL for the 21st July and LONDON records has GOLDIE Timeless (The Remixes) as a 3LP set or 2 cd set as well as Working Men’s Club *Rel date 14th July* “ Minsky Rock Megamix II” as a 12” via Heavenly Recordings.

Sin e really for this week folks

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Young Adam.