RSD Wishlist Deadline, Three Cracking Irish Releases, And New Black Keys

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well enough and the form is good.. April 21st 2021 already! Noises about non-essential retail opening by middle of May now… Not sure but it may jump straight over click / call & collect to being open… If it does, how bad!! Just with the re-opening, be it call & collect or open, we do ask a favour of you kind folk.. It has been a messy 16 weeks now nearly and there’s a pile of this here and a pile of that there (stuff all over the shop… ‘shop’ used as a Corkism here).. So we would be so grateful if you could email what you are collecting, that would be a brilliant help (not exactly needle in a haystack, but will save us trolling though emails to find the few bits there for me… Not being smart, it would be a great help.. ‘Lads i’ll be in tomorrow for A, B and C”.. Perfect, sound job.. I should have got a job in NPHET… Speaking of rules… RSD 2021 Lists and Wishlists and the good soo-a’s orders for said product needs to be in by the end of the Month… Here is the full comprehensive list of what should be available to us : 
Music Zone – Full RSD List 2021!

Some of these (a small few) have Brexit complications / implications.. We will be in touch with you if you wishlist a problem.. So above is the comprehensive list of what can be wish listed…

Here is the pricing for a lot of that list.. We are still missing prices from a couple of companies.. So we will get these to ye as soon as we have them.. Universal’s list maybe later than the others so we will send that separately when we have it… We do need wish lists back by 6PM on the 28th of April.. Need my own wish lists to the record companies by Friday noon the 30th of April.. So only a week to go for most… I may have a little longer for Universal.. Personally I think it is a very good this year.. (It’s all subjective I know) but fine releases.. The Academic record has not been available since it’s release, Amy Winehouse remix album, Ani Defranco’s self titled debut, Ash’s ‘BBC Session’, Belle & Sebastian ‘Arab Strap’, Bert Jansch, Billy Nomates, Chemical Brothers ‘surprise release’, Conor Oberst, CSNY ‘Deja Vu : Alternatives’, The Cure, The Doors ‘Morrisson Hotel Sessions’, Echo & The Bunnymen Live, Fela Kuti ‘Open & Close’, Fontaines D.C. ‘Live in Kilmainham’, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Grateful Dead Live, Janis ‘Pearl’, John Prine Live CD and LP set, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed ‘Set the Twilight Reeling’, Love, Matt Bellamy, Miles Davis, Jack Johnson, Mogwai ‘Zero Zero Zero’, Biggie, Pearl Jame, Prince, Richmond Fontaine, Planty, Roisin Murphy, The Stones class compilation, Rory ‘Cleveland Part 2’, Shame Live, Sinead live, Sisters Of Mercy ‘BBC Sessions’, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Therapy – Nurse, The Thrills ‘So Much’, U2 ‘Fire’, Warpaint ‘The Fool : Andrew Weatherall Remixes’ are just a few (quite a few I know) that caught my own eye from the 541 titles listed this year… You know where are are if you would like us to wishlist something and we will try and obtain as many as possible..

Here are the individual companies pricing lists of what we have so far

Right anyway, releases for the 23rd of April are THE WHO ‘Sell Out’ deluxe set and reissues, new releases by DINOSAUR JRFIELD MUSICTOUMANI DIABATEPETER FRAMPTONMOTORHEAD, TOM JONES and ZARA LARSSON.. There are reissues by THE SELECTER, SPIRITUALIZEDFLOWERED UP, SOUL JAZZSKINDREDMORSE / PORTNOY / GEORGE.. There is also a 2CD version of EMMYLOU’s ‘Wrecking Ball’

Video from last week is now up on YouTube, including the draw for our DECLAN O’ROURKE ‘Arrivals’ competition! We will be in touch with the winners over the next few days!

Sorry one last RSD thing… Sony only giving Drop 1 (June 12th) releases for now, so only June 12th Drop 1 prices above for Sony… Will forward the July 17th Drop 2 Sony Prices around the ned of May when we get them.. All the others so far are for both drops.. Clear as mud… Good..


Moving on to the 7th of May.. Sony have the new RAG N’ BONE MAN album ‘Life By Misadventure’ on CD, LP or Indies Only Transparent Red Vinyl.. Sony also have a reissue of SILVERCHAIR’s 5th and final album ‘Young Modern’..

Uni for the 7th of May have AMY WINEHOUSE ‘At The BBC’ limited 3LP version and 3CD also.. They have a new Go-Go Penguin album also ‘RMX’ which includes an indies only vinyl on Bluenote.. Lastly Uni have the vinyl releases to the ZAPPA movie soundtrack.. There is a limited 5LP box set or an indies only clear 2LP Version

Orchard for the 7th of May have a new album by LISA GERRARD & JULES MAXWELL ‘Burn’ on CD or first press only white vinyl.. Here is the lead track from the album ‘Noyalain’

The Orchard for the 7th of May also have the debut album by DODIE ‘Build A Problem’ on indies only vinyl or CD

Warner for the 7th of May have the NEW ORDER Live At Alexandra Palace album called ‘Education, Entertainment & Recreation’ as a 2CD/BluRay, 2CD or 3LP.. Wea also have the black vinyl variant of TOM PETTY’s ‘Alternative Wildflowers’, the new VAN MORRISON album entitled ‘The Latest Record Project Vol. 1’ as a 2CD, 3CD or 3LP.. Lastly Warner have the newest / latest (only a few months after their last record) WEEZER album ‘Van Weezer’, which is an ode to metal.. Love letter to their metal hero.. It is on CD, LP and Indies Only LP..

PIAS for the 7th of May have the new SQUID album ‘Bright Green Field‘ on Warp Records.. CD, LP, Indies LP or Cassette.. PIAS rebranded a few weeks ago to Integral Music, so I may use PIAS / Integral Music for a while going forward before we say bye bye to Play It Again Sam… So PIAS / Integral also have for the 7th of May the next batch of PETER MURPHY reissues and also IRON & WINE’s lost first album..

I’ll hand you over to Bobby now and he will run through a few further down the road releases and announcements.. I hear there is a big Irish release in the pipeline Bob…

Hey everyone,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.. 
The bossman is right, there is a big Irish release announced. (A few nice Irish releases actually this week). But what a place to start off, with the brand new album due from VILLAGERS‘Fever Dreams’ is the title and it’s due out in August. It’s coming on CDVinylIndies Vinyl and there is also a coloured Irish Exclusive Vinyl release. I also see Mr. O’Brien has announced a show in November in The Opera House. An exceptional talent, and his band are incredible. Fingers crossed this one gets to go ahead because it would be a special gig. Here is the brand new single ‘The First Day’ from the album :

Another great Irish release announced is the upcoming album ‘Town’s Dead’ by KOJAQUE, the follow-up to the excellent ‘Deli Daydreams’ from 2018. This one is coming from the Different Recordings label via Integral / PIAS on CD or Vinyl. Great Irish rap / hip-hop, one i’m looking forward to giving spins to when it lands in June. Here is the lead single ‘Town’s Dead’ :

Finally on the Irish front for upcoming releases, JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW has announced his brand new 5th studio record, ‘Grapefruit Season’. Another class class Irish act. The album is due in in July, and is released on CDVinyl or Indies Only Rose Coloured Vinyl through Sony / Columbia. You can check out the latest single ‘Waiting’ below :

Some other nice upcoming releases now up on the site include a new reissue series Warner have announced called ‘The Montreux Years’ compilation records. These are coming by ETTA JAMES and NINA SIMONE, released as 2CDs or 2LP Vinyl. LUCY DACUS’ third studio album ‘Home Video’ is now announced on CDVinyl or very limited indies only clear vinyl. There is a 2CD release from DAVID BOWIE just announced called ‘The Width Of A Circle’, released to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ‘The Man Who Sold The World’. It features non-album singles, live material, music from a TV Play and plenty of other non-released material. TAYLOR SWIFT’s ‘Fearless : Taylor’s Version’ gets released on limited gold vinyl in August. Finally on the music side, there is a reissue Vinyl / CD Set reissue of THE WEDDING PRESENT’s ‘Seamonsters’.

We also have put up on the site a few new hardware bits that we have gotten into the shop, including Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 Bookshelf SpeakersKef Q150 Bookshelf Speakers, and finally Kef Q550 Standing Speakers.

That’s it from mise for this week, thanks as always.
Back to the boss-man!

Thanks for all that Bob! Right so a few to run through for the 14th of May.. Warner have the release of, or reissue of if I was to say it right, of a truly great album.. A deluxe reissue of CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG’s ‘Deja Vu’ on Rhino / Atlantic… It’s a 50th Anniversary 4CD/1LP version.. Absolutely cracking album.. There is also a 3LP Blue Vinyl reissue of FEAR FACTORY’s ‘Demanufacture’, and we are looking forward to the new album from THE BLACK KEYS on the 14th also.. ‘Delta Kream’ it is called and it’s on Nonesuch, available on CDLP and an indies exclusive LP also.. Here is a tune from the new album..

PIAS / Integral for the 14th of May have a reissue on Domino, a 10th Anniversary Coloured Vinyl edition of ANNA CALVI’s debut album with unseen photos, new artwork and a download code..  First reissue since release.. The PHOEBE BRIDGERS’ ‘Copycat Killer’ 12” 4 Track is due on the 14th also.. This was a limited release on both the coloured and black vinyl.. Coloured now sold out but a couple of black vinyl left

Sin sin really for this week folks
I’m sorry that the RSD info is a little all over the place.. Nearly all pricing is up here on the newsletter now, what isn’t we just have not received yet… Need wish lists by the 28th of April nb nb and if we get Uni in the next 7 days we will send a special newsletter…
So sin é for this week folks,
Thanks as always for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane