Hope all is well out there.
Its RSD wishlist week….sorry i was napping last week and we put out the american RSD list…here is the correct one for here/Europe and the UK with lots of info…
Tonight , we will ( well truth be told, Shane will,) send out some record company lists for the day RECORD STORE DAY Saturday April 23rd with prices to give you a better idea….tonight we will send Integral/Pias, Sony, Orchard, Proper, Shellshock, SRD and Cargo…we haven’t received pricing from Warner, Uni , LITTLE AMBER FISH, RoM yet as well as a few smaller companies as well…Warner is due so should make this newsletter.
Will hopefully send Universal and anyone else next week.
We are asking for your help here as regards the wishlist…most of ye know the drill but if this is new to anyone…this spiel is for ye… a wishlisted record is a record you would hope to get on the day…you are greatly helping us by sending back any wishlist you may have as it allows us to fight harder for stock we need and also if its a rather obscure record it makes sure it is ordered in …unfortunately we cant guarantee you will get your record but most people who wishlist us end up been happy ….so critically a wishlist is not a guarantee but we will do our best to secure enough stock to cover the wishlists…thats the hope anyway!
I need wishlists back by close of play weds the 9th of March…that is only 2 weeks away….some record companies need the orders back to them on the 10th of March …so the full list is above and here Shane will do some magic to get out some record companies RSD lists with pricing here:
WARNER RSD 2022 List with Pricing
CARGO RSD 2022 List with Pricing
SRD RSD 2022 List with Pricing
PROPER RSD 2022 List with Pricing
The Orchard RSD 2022 (Drop 1) List with Pricing
PIAS/Integral RSD 2022 List with Pricing
SONY RSD 2022 List with Pricing
A lot always gets said about Record Store Day, some positives, some negatives…its a game of opinions folks…there was an article by a record shop owner in England doing the rounds where he felt a year off from it would maybe allow the plants catch up and allow smaller labels and artists to get their records pressed, he also argues about the curation of the stock for the day …a bit more merit to his second point for me…re the first point though, big or small to my knowledge,( i have asked some local artists who do vinyl runs), you have to book your slot at the plant, it is 6 to 9 months lead time to get a record pressed at the moment..it used be 12 weeks….canceling RSD for the year won’t solve that problem…alleviate it slightly, fair enough, but that’s all ….there are probably 100 records a week sold to me if not more, we cherry pick what we stock or think we can sell…so its 4 weeks worth of records sold to us in one week…..its not clogging up the plants completely….increase capacity is the only thing that will properly alleviate the queues but that’s a risky venture and an expensive one also…but cancel RSD over the supply chain and queues at plants , i would think that’s very extreme…the day was set up to help record shops and we sell more records on that day than any other day in the year…probably times 2 or 3…i would regard it so highly and so important in our year…the man who wrote the article says the job of the record shop in its simplest terms is to sell records…so let us sell them i say…game of opinions folks.
Also there is a second smaller release day for RSD on the 18th June which are for the releases that won’t make the starting post for the main event on Saturday the 23rd April…wishlists appreciated folks!!
Terrible sad news overnight with the passing of MARK LANEGAN at just 57 years of age…an amazing life he led, packed more into it than most would in 10 lifetimes, what a legacy he left, what a voice, alas still too young to go…very sad…here is “ resurrection song” from him….rest in peace Mark
Right so here are the releases in the shop for Friday the 25th of Feb..
And releases for friday March 4th here…
BAND OF HORSES , JOHN MCLAUGHLIN “ the montreux years” , PINK FLOYD
RANDY NEWMANs 4th album “ good old boys” , MARIANNE FAITHFULL , brand new SABATON MIKE CAMPBELL AND THE DIRTY KNOBS “ external combustion”
KAWALA on EMI records called “ better with you”
Right so moving onto releases for the 11th March Warner have ( long overdue) the vinyl release of the latest GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS album “ all on the good times” on Acony records…here is a tune from the album..
BMG have a HANK WILLIAMS compilation album “ im going sing : the mothers best gospel recordings” as a 2 cd or 3lp.
There is a vinyl reissue of THE MARS VOLTA “ noctourniquet” on the Clouds hill label.
THE SHIRES have a new album also via BMG “ 10 year plan” on cd and lp and lastly from BMG is a brand new studio album from BRYAN ADAMS “ so happy it hurts” on cd, deluxe cd, std lp and indies only coloured lp.
UNIVERSAL for the 11th of March has the brand new GHOST album “ impera” via LOMA VISTA/CONCORD , available on cd, blk lp and indies only transparent lp…here is “ call me little sunshine “ from the new record…
The next and last in the PJ HARVEY reissues arrives with her most recent album “ the hope six demolition” on UMC…available as a reissue on vinyl, the demos are available on vinyl for the first time as well as the demos from the sessions on cd.
Heres “ the wheel” from the album
UMC also have Blink 182 “ greatest hits” 2 lp release , ERYKAH BADU reissues here third album “ worldwide underground” as a limited coloured purple vinyl and lastly from UNIVERSAL for the 11th March is KISS – off the soundboard : live in Virginia beach july 2004 as a 3LP or 2CD.
The Orchard for the 11th of March sees the release of Loop‘s long-anticipated fourth LP ‘Sonancy’, the London ‘post-psychedelic, pre-shoegaze figureheads’ released their last album in 1990.
Philadelphia indie-rock/post-punk band The Districts new album ‘Great American Painting’ confront the dark side of the American ideal.
BBE Music celebrates the work of Philadelphia soul icon Teddy Pendergrass with a remix collection by John Morales.
Proper music for the 11th of March have a vinyl reissue on Provogue of GARY MOORE live in London, recorded just 14 months before his untimely passing, there is a DANNY BRYANT compilation album of his earlier work,
Going to hand you over to Shane again now where he will run through further down the road niceties …
Hey all! Hope ye’re all keeping well. Sad news about Mark Lanegan, a huge loss. I saw him supporting Guns n Roses in Slane a few years back, he was quality.
A few bits of interest again this week:
First up, one biggie, well two, the latest Daft Punk reissues! ‘Homework‘ and ‘Alive 1997‘. They’ve been out of print for a while and sought after, so great to have them reissued now. They’re coming through Warner on April 15th.
Secondly, one of my favourites, IRON MAIDEN, will be releasing a commemorative cassette of their classic album ‘Number of the Beast‘. Yes, a cassette. They haven’t taken off at all like vinyl but definitely collectors will have an interest! Out March 18th.
Next, Seattle lads PEARL JAM will be releasing the two volumes of their greatest hits on vinyl!
On the Irish front, 2 very interesting releases. Firstly, alt/noise rock band, JUST MUSTARD will be releasing their second album at the end of May, here’s the new single, ‘Still’ from the album https://youtu.be/fibUUapxQt4
Also, Limerick-born, London-based, SINÉAD O BRIEN will be releasing a new album on June 10th. Here’s a song from it https://youtu.be/K4_vsiz1isc
I like the strong accent! She writes poetry as well and has been published in London.
Oh, before I go, here’s last week’s Youtube video from Ray and Adam: https://youtu.be/1wH9rWs14VE
Give a like and subscribe on there if you can!
Back to you Ray!
Right onto Integral for the 11th of March who have new albums by ALEX CAMERON, JENNY HVAL , a new ep by the excellent SPRINTS and a FRANZ FERDINAND compilation album across various formats including a red vinyl.
Integral for the 18th March have the brand new album from MIDLAKE via Bella union…” for the sake of bethal woods “ is the bands 5th studio album…here is the title track from it…
Warp have reissues on CD and LP from BROADCAST “ bbc maida vale sessions”, “ microtronics vol 1 & 2” and “ mother is the milky way” .
There is a nice sounding debut album from FERRIS & SYLVESTER “ superhuman” on ArchTop records..nice indies vinyl available here…here is the title track
Lastly from Integral is a reissue of SWANS final album “ soundtracks for the blind” on Mute,
Sin e for this week really folks
If interested in a record(s) for RSD,,,get your aul wish list into us
Thanks for listening as always
Ray, Shane and Young Adam