Hope all is well enough.
I was off the grid for the last while as we had a family bereavement, so I’d like to thank Bob and Shane for having my back once again… They know it would be reciprocated.
Yep Gina lost her dad, (devastating loss), my father in law, my old pal… We used to go for a drink 50 out of 52 Sunday nights a year i’d say if not 52 out of 52! For 15 or 16 years… Hundreds and hundreds of small nights out… Thousands of laughs… I could write a book…. Ahh he is an awful sore loss and will be… Liam was a fierce important person in my life and sher they dont grow on trees but no better man to tell you to face the puck out so face it, it is.
Again the lads have been gentlemen… Thanks.
Right so, apologies for a few bits I may have missed over the last week, i’m back at it now so will do my best to catch up.
Releases due into the shop for this Friday September 17th include new releases by BOB DYLAN, JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW (a few limited signed prints left with this), LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM, CARCASS, STAIND, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, JOSE GONZALEZ, THE LATHUMS, a new BILLY IDOL EP, and a live KING GIZZARD 3LP from Melbourne 2021. There are reissues by BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, PRIMAL SCREAM, OZZY OSBOURNE, THE RONNIE WOOD BAND, ROYKSOPP, MOON DUO, DREAM THEATER, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, a couple of BlueNote reissues from LEE KONITZ & GERRY MULIGAN, WAYNE SHORTER, and a limited 4LP GENESIS box set. There is also a new CD from CARLY PEARCE.
We have a gorgeous bespoke signed test pressing of the Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill new album ‘In The Game’ on vinyl.. signed by Mick Flannery to give away to someone who has pre ordered or bought the album from us, or critically buy it from us in the next 24 hours… So if you want to be in with a chance to win this beautiful item, then get your name in the hat by buying the album from us asap..
I think we will still have to pick winners from a hat for the IRON MAIDEN tee shirt competition.. Not sure if the tees landed yet though Bob.? (They haven’t yet!)
I think that’s it for comps Bob is it or am i forgetting something…? (I think that’s it!)
I thank ye and hope those of you that came to the shop last Saturday for the JOHN BLEK and LEWIS BARFOOT in-stores had an enjoyable afternoon… By all accounts it was lovely so again thanks to all involved.
Right so releases for the 24th of Sept include new releases from PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, THE ALTERED HOURS, SUFJAN STEVENS & ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE, SHARON CORR, TYLER THE CREATOR, ANGEL OLSEN EP, a METALLICA Remix 12”, DONALD FAGEN & STEELY DAN live albums, and the new VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO Tribute album ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’... There are reissues from DJ SHADOW, PIXIES (sold out sorry), & GARY NUMAN.
Moving on so to new releases in the good siopa for Friday Oct 1st… Warner have NEIL YOUNG ‘Carnegie Hall 1970’ on 2LP or 2CD… Solo acoustic performance from the 25 year old… 3 months after the release of ‘After the Goldrush’, and 8 months after CSNY release ‘Deja Vu’… Quality stuff… Young done 2 shows in Carnegie Hall and the first one has never been heard before as he says, the bootleggers only got show 2.
BMG have the next in the series of BLACK SABBATH deluxe boxsets on CD and LP... Thiis time up is “Technical Ecstasy “ and all the info on it is here on the link..
BRANDI CARLISLE has a brand new album on New Elektra on CD, LP and Indies only LP... There is a lovely 2 LP vinyl 25th Anniversary Edition of FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS ‘Come Find Yourself‘ on Chrysalis Records. BMG also have a 20th anniversary standard and deluxe reissue of GARBAGE’S third album “Beautiful Garbage” on quite a few formats.. There is a reissue of GRATEFUL DEAD’s ‘Fox Theatre Performance’ on 5LP or 3CD set, a brand new MINISTRY album on Nuclear blast, reissue of SIGUR ROS ‘Ágætis byrjun’ on Krunk , OLD 97s 3LP reissue of ‘Fight Songs’ on Rhino, and lastly the new MELISSA ETHERIDGE gets its LP release… All of the above due out on 1st October.
As regards release dates they are constantly moving and shaking to be honest… The plants are under enormous pressure to produce…. The amount of good albums out of stock is enormous with long delays… Apologies, these things are well out of our hands… The special orders every week are frustrating as at least 50% of requests are just not in stock.. It is what it is I suppose for now anyway… We always try our best…
Universal for Oct 1st have THE SPECIALS ‘Protest Songs : 1924 – 2012’ on CD Jewel, Deluxe CD (2 extra tracks), standard vinyl and limited trans yellow 180gm vinyl.. I think I only have 6 copies of this.. EMI Have a brand new solo album by ROGER TAYLOR of Queen and it’s called ‘Outsider’, available on CD, LP and 180gm coloured Indies / HMV exclusive.. Interscope via Uni have the new TONY BENNET & LADY GAGA ‘Love For Sale’ on CD, Deluxe 2CD, Vinyl or Limited Vinyl Gatefold with Alternative Cover... Tony is 95 now, some man.. UMC for Oct 1 have a MARK KNOPFLER ‘Studio Albums 1996 – 2007’ boxset as a limited 11 LP set or a limited 6 CD set featuring Knopfler’s first five solo albums and a bonus disc of B-Sides called ‘Gravy Train’.. Gem of albums like ‘Golden Heart’, ‘Sailing to Phili’, and ‘Gravy Train’ the B-Sides album are first timers on vinyl… Oct 1 via EMI sees THE METALLICA BLACKLIST release as a 7LP (limited) or 4CD set… Over 50 artists help cover the songs from ‘The Black Album’.. Should be an interesting listen..
HANS ZIMMER is up next with the soundtrack to the newest BOND movie ‘No Time To Die’ available on CD, 2LP Black and Indies Only Exclusive Picture Disc Vinyl.. Last couple from Uni for October 1st are GWEN STEFANI’s ‘Christmas Album’ LP Set, VINCE GUARALDI ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ and the vinyl release of the new ONEREPUBLIC album ‘Human…
The Orchard for the 1st of October have three nice releases.. They have a reissue of JOHN PRINE’s grammy winning album from 2005 ‘Fair & Square’ on black or indies exclusive green vinyl also.. There is a new album by YES called ‘The Quest’ on 4 physical formats.. (I probably told ye this story before.. Was on a stag in Swansea 20 year ago i’d say and saw Rick Wakeman in the hotel having lunch.. A pal of mine said ‘Look lads, Noel Edmunds is over there!’… Noel Edmunds!!!).. The Orchard also have a brand new studio album by STRAND OF OAKS.. Again there is an indies colour version available..
Sony for the 1st of October have THE SCRIPT ‘Tales From The Script’ Greatest Hits on CD and WHITE HOUSTON’S ‘One Wish : The Holiday Album’ vinyl reissue..
I’ll pop ye over to Bobby now for some nice down the line releases..
Hope you are all keeping well and safe.
Kicking us off this week is the announcement of the savage looking RADIOHEAD ‘KID A MNESIA’, a reissue of the classic 4th and 5th studio albums in one package, with a bonus disc entitled ‘Kid Amnesiae’ featuring unreleased material from the sessions of both albums. This one is out as a 3CD, 3LP Standard Vinyl or Indies Exclusive Red 3LP Vinyl on November 5th, and the vinyl is cut at half speed for superior sound quality. We have been given allocations on both of the vinyl releases so when they are gone they are gone.
Few other nice bits for down the line announced in the last week or so include a ‘Remixed and Updated’ version of PINK FLOYD’s ‘A Momentary Lapse Of Reason’, reissued using the newer 2019 Remaster from the ‘Later Years’ sets. This one is coming on CD, Vinyl and Deluxe CD/BluRay or CD/DVD sets with a host of bonus content.
R.E.M have a nice reissue of their tenth studio putting ‘New Adventures In Hi-Fi’ released for the 25th Anniversary of the album on October 29th. It’s coming on 2CD or 2CD/BluRay, both with unreleased material, or as a 2LP Vinyl reissue.
Final two for this week are two big new releases. LANA DEL REY has announced her brand new album ‘Blue Banisters’, her 8th album now and only released a few months after her previous album ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ (a cracking listen). This one is coming on CD or Vinyl on October 22nd, and the following week on October 29th sees the release of the highly highly anticipated 9th studio album, ‘Hushed & Grim’, by the legendary MASTODON. Few nice formats for this one, coming on 2CD, Standard 2LP or an Indies Exclusive White 2LP Vinyl.
Right so PIAS / Integral for the 8th of Oct have the brand new album by BADBADNOTGOOD ‘Talk Memory’ on XL Recordings.. It’s on CD, LP and Indies Only LP... Beggar’s Banquet have the reissue of the 4th album by THE CHARLATANS on marbled yellow vinyl (indies only) and there is also a 10th Anniversary edition of CLIFF MARTINEZ ‘Drive’ Original Sound Track on blue marbled and pink marbled vinyl..
Right sin é for this week folks,
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane,