Hope all is well enough.. Well remind me to not to come to these pages if i’m looking for a kidney… Ticketless.. And then humbled.. Beat out the gate with our Cork cockiness in town… Some outfit Luimneach.. Brought us down to earth fair lively.. We were always up against it but there was a quiet optimism around Cork (isn’t there always!!) but we were well and truly put back in our box.. Class outfit Limerick..
Anyway (kidneys seem ok for now thankfully) moving on to releases for this Friday the 27th of August… We will have new releases BIG RED MACHINE, CHRVCHES, GOAT, STEVE GUNN, MARISA ANDERSON / WILLIAM TYLER, MAISIE PETERS, HALSEY, the NEW ORDER ‘Be A Rebel’ Remixed release and the next releases of ‘The Montreux Years’ live series by MARIANNE FAITHFULL and MUDDY WATERS.. There are reissues from SUPERGRASS, HEAVY STEREO, THE KOOKS, J COLE, BILL EVANS, SPICE GIRLS, and THE BEACH BOYS ‘Feel Flows : The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions’ release on various formats.. On the CD front there is the releases of the TEN YEARS AFTER ‘1967-1974’ 10CD set, new ONE REPUBLIC, and the SISTERS OF MERCY ‘BBC Sessions 1982-194’ CD release..
Video for last week up in the usual spot on the youtube page :
Right moving onto releases for the 3rd of September.. There are new releases by IRON MAIDEN, a TROJAN Box Set, IMAGINE DRAGONS, VIKINGUR OLAFSSON, a new live BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS release, TRNA, F.S. BLUMM & NILS FRAHM, RUDIMENTAL, and the release of the RORY GALLAGHER debut 50th Anniversary Deluxe formats… There are also reissues by SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, EMMYLOU HARRIS & THE NASH RAMBLERS, TAYLOR SWIFT, GRIZZLY BEAR, SILVERSTEIN, AMON TOBIN, SLADE, MARTIN GORE, and BEHEMOTH.. On the CD front we have deluxe WHIPPING BOY ‘Heartworm’ 2CD and a VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR 17CD Set..
And we also have a huge release for the 3rd of September.. A collaboration album between MICK FLANNERY and Irish newcomer SUSAN O’NEILL (SON), entitled ‘In The Game’.. It’s available on CD and LP via the duo’s own label.. Self released original quality Irish album, I have had the pleasure of the album for the last week or so and it’s a beautiful record… The songs are based upon a couple meeting, falling in love, and then the demis of the relationship and all the hurt and pain that come with it.. The two artists play their parts excellently, it’s really well written (kind of expect no more when Mick’s involved to be fair).. Vocally it is just stunning and there is a lovely tone and texture to the whole album.. The pair go from spitting fire at one another in ‘Are We Free’ to the tenderness of Susan O Neill’s ‘Miss Me When I’m Gone’.. Here is ‘Trouble’ from the album.. More on it next week or maybe later..
Ok so we will move onto releases for the 10th of September next.. So Warner via Rhino / Atlantic have the new ARETHA FRANKLIN compilation album called simply ‘Aretha’.. It comes as a CD, 2LP or a 4CD boxset.. Warner for the 10th also have BLACK STONE CHERRY’s ‘Kentucky’ on Transparent Vinyl via Provogue.. Provogue also have a new ERIC BIBB album on the 10th CD and 2LP.. ‘Dear America’ it is called.. Warner via East / West have the brand new FOY VANCE album ‘Signs of Life’ on CD or LP.. Here is the title track from the album by the songwriter from Northern Ireland
HAYLEY WILLIAMS reissue of ‘Flowers For Vases / Descansos’ on coloured vinyl out on the 10th on Warner via Atlantic Records.. There is a deluxe reissue / remix of MARILLION’s ‘Fugazi’ as a 3CD/BluRay or 4LP via PLG UK.. BMG have a live PAT METHENY album ‘Side-Eye NYC’ on CD or 2LP.. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT also has a new one.. Live album also ‘Unfollow The Tales’, just LP release.. There is a brand new SOILWORK EP and new albums on CD from BELA FLECK, STEPS and lastly via ADA a deluxe reissue of UFO’s fourth album ‘Force It’ as 2CD, 2LP or Limited Indies Clear 2LP…
Oh come here to me (Corkism) got some good news in the last few days for some of ye… The 10 copies of WHIPPING BOY’s ‘Heartworm’ we were allocated has increased to 25 copies, so 15 more of ye are getting a copy on the 3rd of Sept.. We will email you.. Sin sin for now on that… More copies of it on Nov 26th if you want to leave your name..
Right so Son for the 10th of September have the new MANIC STREET PREACHERS album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’, and there is a CD, Deluxe 2CD Book, Vinyl and a lovely Indies Only LP with bonus 7”.. Here is ‘The Secret He Had Missed’ from the new record, really looking forward to this one myself
Sony have a live JEAN-MICHEL JARRE album ‘Welcome To The Other Side (Concert From Notre-Damme VR).. It’s out as a CD/BluRay or Vinyl.. Lastly Sony for the 10th of September have the next in the series of DEPECHE MODE 12” Boxsets, with ‘Ultra’ up next.. Have we done 8 of these Mods sets already??
Universal for the 10th of September have the deluxe reissue of METALLICA’s self titled album or ‘The Black Album’.. Remastered as a 1CD, Limited 3CD Digipack Expanded, Limited 180gm 2LP and a really limited and numbered deluxe box set which we have been allocated a number on.. We have 4 box sets left as I write this.. Obviously one of the biggest and most successful albums of all time in music.. Not alone rock music.. 35 Million copies of this album sold already.. 35 Million.. The box set has class content.. We are doing a special price on it also if any left price will revert to €275.. The set includes the album remastered on 2LP 180gm Vinyl and CD, ‘Sad But True’ picture disc, three live LPs, 14CDs and 6DVDs featuring unreleased content (live shows, rough mixes, demos etc).. Downloads for all audio, four tour laminates, lanyard, three lithos, three guitar picks, lyric folder and sheets and a 120 page hardcover book.. Fine price I know but a fine set in fairness..
Uni also has some ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS reinterpreted LP with ‘Spanish Model’, ‘This Year’s Model’ entirely in Spanish.. This is out on CD or LP and Uni are also reissuing ‘This Year’s Model’ to coincide with with release.. Decca are doing a 10th Anniversary of ANDREA BOCELLI’s ‘One Night In Central Park’ as CD, CD/DVD or first timer on vinyl as a 2LP.. UMC have a new 70s Compilation called ’70’s The Songs’..
JOHN BLEK released his second single from the new album ‘On Ether & Air’ in the last few days and what an uplifting beauty of a song it is, ‘Cormorant’… The opening verse or two sets up the story and as we leave the chorus a few piano keys and Davy’s drums increases the tempo of the song and we are off.. On that trawler with the main character we are.. Trawling the sea for fish.. All good songs do that.. Take you somewhere else.. This for me is as fine a song as John has created.. Here it is.. Well worth a listen (budget a bit tight on d’video i’d say, well well worth a listen)
John’s new album is out on Friday September 10th and we have 3 separate in-stores then on Saturday the 11th, with support from LEWIS BARFOOT for 2 of them.. Bob will show the science of getting in those album launch performances.. Limited numbers.. Offering 2 to 5 % discount on a purchase for the shows also.. or whatever I said 20% was it??? Depends on me mood on the day!! No no 20% it is.. A few beers and a few spot prizes.. Hopefully will be a lovely afternoon.. Book your spot.. Here are the booking details from Bob :
John Blek – Signing & 3 Limited Capacity In-store Performances.
John Blek releases his new album On Ether & Air on the 10th of September and we will have him for three very special in-store performances on Saturday 11th of September. Basically due to COVID restrictions we want to keep numbers in the shop down so we would ask you to book in for one (and only one) of the three performances by using the free ticket links below. Just click through and pick the time slot that works for you. Limited to 20 people per performance. All we ask for is that if you book it, be there. There’ll be a few celebratory beverages to be had on the day too.
John will be signing from 3pm and the performances will take place at 3.30pm,4.30pm and 5.30pm. We would ask that you leave the shop before the next performance begins in order to keep numbers in the shop down and to make sure we’re all safe and comfortable.3.30pm In-store FREE Tickets
4.30pm In-store FREE Tickets
5.30pm In-store FREE Tickets
Right over to Bobby again now for some announcements.. Thick and fast they are this weather..
Hey folks, hope you are all keeping safe and well.
A serious amount of releases announced in the last week. Santa Season won’t be long coming around it feels. Only managed to get through half i’d say of the announcements so will be a busy few weeks with it! Few biggies there today nonetheless
I suppose there is only one place to start.. THE ROLLING STONES 40th Anniversary reissue of ‘Tattoo You’. Really sad news yesterday of the death of the legend, icon and one of the best drummers to have graced this planet Mr. Charlie Watts. Like everyone, reading just excellent stories of the man since the news broke. One of my favourites, after a few gargles Jagger rang demanding ‘Where is my drummer?’. Watts late at night has a shave, gets fully dressed into a suit, walks to Jagger’s room, proceeds to give him a few punches and shouts ‘Don’t ever call me your drummer, you are MY singer.’ Excellent. Truly excellent. A sad sad day for rock music, and the overall music work. R.I.P Charlie Watts.
With the reissue, there are a host of formats coming, all featuring a new 2021 Remaster of the cracking album. There is a 1CD reissue, a 2CD featuring bonus rare material, a standard 1LP Vinyl reissue, a Deluxe 2LP reissue featuring bonus rare material. The Super Deluxe formats come as a 4CD / 1LP Picture Disc (CDs here feature the remastered album, rare and bonus material and a live album from Wembley in 1982). There is also a Super Deluxe 5LP Limited Set with the same material.
Some other really nice releases announced in the last week include a 2CD or 2LP Vinyl release of NEIL YOUNG’s ‘Carnegie Hall’ 1970 show, with this show having never been released or heard before. There is a savage NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDs release with ‘B-Sides & Rarities’ being re-released and including a few new formats. The album has now been expanded to ‘Part 1 : 1988 – 2005’ and ‘Part 2 : 2006-2020’. Part 1 is reissued as a 3CD, and the new Part 2 will be released as a 2CD, Deluxe 2CD, or standalone 2LP. There is also a lovely ‘Part 1 : 1988 – 2005’ & ‘Part 2 : 2006-2020’ Deluxe 7LP Set. This set will be the first time Part 1 has been pressed on vinyl.
There is a new MOTORHEAD compilation album announced, ‘Everything Louder Forever : The Very Best Of’. This is coming as a 2CD, 2LP or Deluxe 4LP Fold Out Cover Edition, and is the first best of that will contain Motorhead’s full career. EAGLES have announced that their live album ‘Live From The Forum 76’ will get pressed on vinyl for the first time, and finally on the future releases for this week is the announcement of ED SHEERAN’s brand new studio album ‘=’. This one is coming as a CD, Vinyl or Indies Exclusive White Vinyl. Quite a bit today, and more to come for sure over the next few weeks!
Oh apologies folks, there is one more but we are not putting on the site as of now as we are not 100% sure if we will get the stock or not, but it is a nice one so we said we’d mention it. We have asked for 4 copies of a new BREAKING BAD (Music From The Original TV Series) 5 x 10” Coloured Vinyl Record Box Set coming via Music on Vinyl. The set will be 120EUR, and there is only 400 being pressed. Hence we don’t know if we will get them yet! So if you are interested, pop us a mail, and we will note the interest, and if we get lucky and manage to get a few copies we will let you know. We can’t guarantee but will communicate if we run into stock issues and do not get any. Here is a bit of info on the set :
• THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF SONGS FEATURED IN THE FIVE SEASONS OF BREAKING BAD
• 5X10” VINYL IN 5 DIFFERENT JACKETS, EACH 10” REPRESENTING ONE SEASON
• LIFT OFF BOX SET WITH BREAKING BAD LOGO ON FRONT WITH SPECIAL DRIP-OFF VARNISH
• EXCLUSIVE BREAKING BAD POSTER
• EXCLUSIVE “LOS POLLOS HERMANOS” PLASTIC ID BADGE
• BOOKLET WITH EXCLUSIVE PICTURES AND EXTENSIVE LINER NOTES BY THOMAS GOLUBIĆ, MUSICAL SUPERVISOR OF BREAKING BAD
• ALL THE ESSENTIAL BREAKING BAD SONGS BY BADFINGER, CALEXICO, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, AMERICA, FEVER RAY, APPARAT, WHITEY, KNIFE PARTY, THE
PEDDLERS AND OTHERS
• CHARACTER DIALOGUE SNIPPETS BY WALTER, JESSE, SKYLER, MIKE, GUS, SAUL AND MANY MORE
• EXCLUSIVE AND VERY LIMITED EDITION OF 400 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON GREEN (SIDE A/B), BLUE (SIDE C/D), YELLOW (SIDE E/F), PURPLE (SIDE G/H) & RED (SIDE I/J) VINYL
Right so that is it from me this time, back to the boss-man!
The Orchard for the 10th of September have the SPIRITUALIZED reissue of ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’.. Great album.. We were only allocated 5 copies and were sold before we even had a chance to sell them.. Frustrating from a retailer’s point of view when you could sell 25/30 copies.. If anyone wants to go on the list for the repress let us know sher.. CD available alright.. Nice reissue on vinyl of RYAN SHERIDAN’s ‘The Day You Live Forever’ limited gold vinyl coming via Rubyworks on the 10th.. There is also a brand new STEVE HACKETT album on Inside Out ‘Surrender of Silence’ on CD, 2CD or 2LP/DC version also..
Lastly VAN & ERIC CLAPTON are together for a charity single.. The song is called ‘Mask / No Mask’ and Ian Brown plays harmonica on it… No he doesn’t! And that’s not the name of the song either… The proceeds of the song are going to Van’s charity for out of work musicians and you can’t argue with that no matter what your beliefs are..
Integral for the 10th of September have great new albums by AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, CID RIM, MATTHEW E. WHITE, SAINT ETIENNE, POKEY LAFARGE and the LOW new one of course..
Integral for the 17th of Sept have a reissue of AVEY TARE debut ‘Down There’ and a new MILE HIGH CLUB album also..
Sin é for this week really folks,
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane