New Eels & Black Country, New Road, Silverbacks Return, and The Passing of an Irish Legend.

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well enough.. We are in holiday mode here at your local LP, CD & Cassette Emporium.. Shane is enjoying a few well earned days off, Bob’s off next week and i’m off the week after.. So with Shane off today, i’m in the siopa or about to leave it soon now.. So Bob is on newsletter duties from home.. Normally the newsletter is a tag team and the two of us work on it on Wednesday.. But Bob is mainly in charge of taking ye’r money this week.. Before I let him to it.. Paddy Moloney from The Chieftain’s passed away in the last few days.. Bit of a tribal leader in many ways, as The Cheiftain’s carried the Irish Traditional flag proudly for so many years.. I remember the Sony rep coming into the Golden Discs shop on 25 Patrick Street circa 94/95 i’d say and having a little pop quiz.. He played a CD and we were to tell who t’was… It ended up being Gordon Sumner ‘as gaeilge’ with the bould Chieftains.. Always finding new ways.. Respected the globe over.. R.I.P Paddy..

I’ll hand ye to the Bob man for now so..

Hey folks, 
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Right starting us off is the reeleases on the 15th of October. We have the THE BEATLES release of the 50th Anniversary sets for ‘Let It Be’.   Other new releases out for October 15th include releases from THE CHARLATANSDAVID KEENANCOLDPLAYJOHNNY MARRLUCINDA WILLIAMSFELA KUTI & GINGER BAKERPRIMAL SCREAMJUDAS PRIESTCHRISTONE KINGFISH INGRAMFRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, CHRISTY DIGNAM (CD only for now) and A.A. WILLIAMS. There are reissues by PAUL WELLER, DAVID CROSBYSAM COOKE, THE ALARM, NINA SIMONEPARAMORENICK LOWE, and LINTON KWESI JOHNSON… And finally there are National Album Day releases from EVA CASSIDYDIDOAMY WINEHOUSEMARIANNE FAITHFULL, GABRIELLEKIRSTY MACCOLL, MS. DYNAMITESOLANGEFIRST AID KIT, MARIAH CAREYBILLIE HOLIDAY, JOAN JETT, KATIE MELUAKYLIE MINOGUELYKKE LI, and OMARA PORTUONDO..



Releases for October 22nd include new releases from NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDSBIFFY CLYROLANA DEL REY, DURAN DURANPARQUET COURTS, ELTON JOHNMY MORNING JACKET, PISTOL ANNIESCRADLE OF FILTHHONNE, SEPULTURA, A CHRISTMAS ALBUM VINYL, DREAM THEATERTHE FRENCH DISPATCH OSTJARVIS COCKERGLASVEGAS, and an IDLES 7”.. There are reissues from THE ROLLING STONESECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, NINA SIMONEBOOKER ERVIN,  THE REPLACEMENTSTONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELASPIRITUALIZEDSLAYER, PINK FLOYD IN JAZZ and THE STOOGES.



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https://youtu.be/q8S9QUA4NVE

Onto releases for October 29th and it’s a busy week again. A big week of releases from Warner. They have new ED SHEERAN album ‘=’ out on CDVinyl or Indies Vinyl. Warner have a new EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Boxset ‘Anthology 1970 – 1998’ on 3CD or 4LP and there is also a live box set release from ELP, called ‘Out Of This World : Live (1970-1997)‘ on 7CD or 10LP sets. There is a BLACK VEIL BRIDES album ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’, a reissue of FALCO’s ‘Emotional’ on 3CD/DVD or Vinyl, a new JOE BONAMASSA release entitled ‘Time Clocks’ on Deluxe Box CD or indies exclusive gold vinyl. 

Warner for the 29th also have the highly anticipated new album from MASTODON, ‘Hushed And Grim’, their first since 2017. This one is coming on 2CDVinyl or indies only Clear vinyl. There is a new MOTORHEAD compilation album released via BMG for the 29th, ‘Everything Louder Forever – The Very Best Of’. It is released on 2CD2LP vinyl or deluxe 4LP foldout cover vinyl pressing. BMG via WEA also have a new OVERKILL boxset release ‘The Atlantic Years: 1986-1994’, on 6CD or 6LP.



Couple of big ones left with Warner. PINK FLOYD’s ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ is reissued on CD2LP Vinyl, CD/BluRay or CD/DVD with remixed and updated audio, done for the ‘Later Years’ project in 2019. All remixing done from the original tapes. RICHARD ASHCROFT’s ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’ is also out on the 29th. It is a collection of 12 newly recorded acoustic versions of hits from throughout his solo career and his time with The Verve. WHITESNAKE have a 25th Anniversary release of ‘Restless Heart’ out via Rhino on 2CD2LP Silver Vinyl4CD/DVD or Standard 1CD.

Last but definitely not least from Warner for the 29th is the release of the brand new WAR ON DRUGS album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’, one we are very excited for in the siopa. The last couple of records have been top class. It is coming on CD, standard vinyl, Indies Exclusive Blue vinyl or as a really limited red vinyl we are lucky to be getting a few copies of. We also have a pair of tickets up for grabs for anyone who pre-orders the album for the band’s show in the 3Arena in Dublin in April 2022. Here is the single ‘Living Proof’.. Lovely song. Great band.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3OEofsCur8


On to Universal for October 29th. Well first we need to mention a Uni release for November 6th. ABBA’s ‘Voyage’ lands in with us on Nov 6th, the band’s 9th studio album and first album in 40 years. The vinyl pressing, both the standard and exclusive blue vinyl are both very limited so we need to have numbers in for orders this week (a week earlier, hence plugging it with Oct 29th stock). So if interested give us a nudge or up on the website! Other formats for ABBA include CDCassette or Deluxe Eco Box CD..

Onto releases from Universal for October 29th. Uni’s biggest release is the R.E.M reissue of ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’, for the 25th Anniversary of the album.This release is coming as a 2LP2CD/BluRay set or as a 2CD. Uni also have a brand new album from TORI AMOS entitled ‘Ocean to Ocean’, her first since 2017’s ‘Native Invader’. This one is coming on CD or as a 2LP Vinyl. 



Universal have the release of NAT KING COLE’s ‘A SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS WITH NAT KING COLE AND FRIENDS: COLE CLASSICS REIMAGINED’, which sees reworked classic tracks with duets from artists such as John Legend, Calum Scott, Johnny Mathis and more. Final bits from Universal include a nice Island Records compilation LP entitled ‘The Vinyl Series Volume 3’, featuring a nice collection of folk / acoustic based material in which Island Records was founded upon. UMC also for the 29th have a vinyl reissue of BILLY PRESTON’s ‘Encouraging Words’ from 1970 on limited vinyl release. 

Sony for October 29th have a HANS ZIMMER live album ‘World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration’, on 2CD/BluRay or BluRay. There are vinyl reissues of WHITNEY HOUSTON’s ‘Greatest Hits’ and DAVE GAHAN’s ‘Paper Monsters’

Integral for October 29th have releases from KHRUANGBINALABAMA SHAKESMARISSA NADLERNIGHTMARES ON WAX, and a new SOUL JAZZ compilation.

The Orchard for the 29th of October have the release of the new BILLY BRAGG album ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’ on CD only for now, Vinyl formats pushed back to December 10th now. Rubyworks via The Orchard also have a 2CD/DVD reissue of RODRIGO Y GABRIELA’s ‘FOC / RE-FOC’ as a Hardback Book Set. This was originally released via mail order only and sold out gigs, and is the duos first collection of songs originally from 2002.

Proper for October 29th have a reissue of WORLD PARTY’s second album ‘Goodbye Jumbo’ on vinyl, and also two Porcupine Tree reissues, ‘Signify’ and ‘Stupid Dream’, both 2LP reissues on 140Gram Vinyl with a Gatefold Sleeve.

Right so, time for some down the line announcements.
Kicking us off on this front this week is the announcement of the second studio album from BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD, entitled ‘Ants From Up Here’. The debut is a firm shop favourite over the last 12 months, a cracking listen start to finish, so we’re looking forward to this landing in February. A good few formats on this one, and all the vinyl are allocated folks, so fastest fingers first, especially the vinyl formats. The two most limited formats are lovely. There is a 2LP Blue Marbled SIGNED Exclusive vinyl pressing, we are getting very very little of these so safest bet is to buy from site. An email could be missed and not seen until later tonight / early tomorrow and could be sold out by the time we see it. So if interested site is safest bet. There is also a lovely 4LP Vinyl Set with a bonus live album which the stock is tight on, so again site is safest best. The other formats include CDDeluxe 2CD with live CD bonus, standard 2LP Vinyl and the Indies Exclusive Blue Vinyl.



Dublin’s SILVERBACKS are back in January 2022 with their second studio output ‘Archive Material’, coming on The Orchard via Full Time Hobby on CD or Limited Blue Vinyl. Their first album ‘Fad’ was a great listen. Fine punk, alternative rock from our little island. Check out the new album titled lead single here : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMSsnDWcJIQ



We will have a lovely MOGWAI ‘EPX3’ coloured vinyl 3LP set due in to us for release in late November up on the site now. It’s a vinyl reissue of their 3 EPs from the 1990s, reissued on vinyl for the first time. We have been given allocations again here, so when they’re gone they’re gone. Fastest fingers first is the safest again. 

There is a 9LP Vinyl Box Set release from BILLY JOEL, ‘The Vinyl Collection Vol.1’. It contains all of Joel’s albums from the 1970s, including Cold Spring Harbor, Piano Man, Streetlife Serenade, Turnstiles, The Stranger, 52nd Street, and also Songs in the Attic, a live release from 1981. This is coming via Sony on November 5th.

Another nice announcement for early 2022 (which is shaping up to be strong on the release front) is the 14th studio album release from EELS. The album entitled ‘Extreme Witchcraft’ is out January 28th on the bands own E-Works label with PIAS. The album is produced with John Parish, marking the first time he has worked with Eels since 2001’s classic ‘Souljacker’ LP. It is coming on CD or as a Opaque Transparent Yellow Vinyl pressing. Again allocations given on the vinyl of this, when it’s gone it’s gone.



Right so, Integral for November 5th up next to finish off for today, and a few nice bits out. Integral’s big release for the week (and arguably the biggest overall) comes with the release of RADIOHEAD’s ‘KID A MNESIA’ via XL Recordings. It features the two classic albums ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesia’, as well as a new bonus material album ‘Kid Amnesiae’, featuring unearthed material from the recording sessions of both albums. The red 3LP format is fully sold out i’m afraid, but we do have the 3CD and standard black 3LP Vinyl left.
 


Integral also have a new A CERTAIN RATIO new remix 2LP on limited sparkle vinyl, with a bonus 12′‘ coming via Mute for November 5th. INVADA Records have the next in the series of CLINT MANSELL soundtrack releases, this time up with ‘In The Earth (Original Music)’ on vinyl, the film came out early 2021. There is a splatter coloured vinyl reissue of FELA KUTI’s ‘London Scene’ LP. PIAS have a new release from JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN, TONY ALLEN & DAVE OKUMU entitled ‘The Solution Is Restless’. The legendary Tony Allen was Fela Kuti’s drummer in the 70’s, and recorded this album shortly before passing away in 2020. It also features Damon Albarn on a track, who introduced Joan to Allen in 2019. Check out Take Me To Your Leader below, really enjoying this track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgJDMvqRQAg

MR. BUNGLE have a live stream album release from October 2020, ‘The Night They Came Home’ on Indies Orange Vinyl. ROSS FROM FRIENDS has a new studio album ‘Tread’ out via Brainfeeder on CD or Indies LP. ‘Valentine’ the sophomore album from SNAIL MAIL lands on November 5th via Matador on CD or Indies Gold Vinyl, and finally Integral also have a host of STEVE EARLE coloured reissues out also on Nov 5th.

That’s it for this week folks,
Thanks as always!
Bobby, Shane & The Boss-Man!
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A Classic White Stripes Reissue, Weller With The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Four Echo And The Bunnymen Classics

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well.. Where is the year gone?? They seem to zip by when you get to a certain age.. Right so, releases for this Friday the 8th of October.. Tame enough week to be honest but we will have new releases by BILLY BRAGG, SAM FENDERJAMES BLAKEBADBADNOTGOODJOHN COLTRANE, DMAS, EFTERKLANGTRIVIUM (CD only for now)NOAH GUNDERSEN (CD only for now) .. Reissues by JOHN PRINEVIOLENT FEMMESNOTORIOUS B.I.G.THE DRIVE OSTELLA FITZGERALD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, and the DAFT PUNK back catalogue gets reissued on CD only for now... 

Video for the week is up here :
https://youtu.be/c-jdWveHH0I

Releases on the 15th of October.. We have new releases by THE BEATLESTHE CHARLATANSDAVID KEENANCOLDPLAYJOHNNY MARRLUCINDA WILLIAMSFELA KUTI & GINGER BAKERPRIMAL SCREAMJUDAS PRIESTCHRISTONE KINGFISH INGRAMFRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, and A.A. WILLIAMS… Reissues by PAUL WELLER, DAVID CROSBYSAM COOKE, THE ALARM, NINA SIMONEPARAMORENICK LOWE, and LINTON KWESI JOHNSON… And National Album Day releases from EVA CASSIDYDIDOAMY WINEHOUSEMARIANNE FAITHFULL, GABRIELLEKIRSTY MACCOLL, MS. DYNAMITESOLANGEFIRST AID KIT, MARIAH CAREYBILLIE HOLIDAY, JOAN JETT, KATIE MELUAKYLIE MINOGUELYKKE LI, and OMARA PORTUONDO.. And one nice edition for the 15th of October is a legacy solo album by CHRISTY DIGNAM.. The great Christy Dignam is what I should have wrong.. 11 songs, some covers, some originals.. The title is ‘The Man Who Stayed Alive’.. CD is the 15th of October and LP is now not out until December 3rd… Great man Christy..




Right so i’ll move on to releases for the 22nd October.. Warner have reissues of the first four ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN records… So we have ‘Crocodiles, ‘Heaven Up Here’, ‘Porcupine’, and ‘Ocean Rain’… Some great music there.. BMG have a brand new DURAN DURAN album on the 22nd also with a CD format, deluxe CD with hardback book, standard LP and indies only red vinyl

Warner also has a brand new album by BIFFY CLYRO ‘The Myth of The Happily Ever After’ on CD or Red Vinyl / CD set, and also there is a limited 10” EP from Biffy, ‘Errors In The History Of God’.. The last Biffy album was excellent.. Really good.. If it passed you by, well worth spending a bit of time with it.. So really looking forward to this release.. Here is a video of the two lead singles from the new record ‘A Hunger In Your Haunt / Unknown Male 01’ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdX1uSwEEcQ

Provogue have a reissue of BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION’s ‘BCCIV’ on 2LP. BMG have a reissue of tenor sax BOOKER ERVIN’s debut album from 1961, ‘The Book Cooks’.. Influential album.. Nuclear Blast have a brand new studio album from CRADLE OF FILTH ‘Existence Is Futile’ on CD, Vinyl Gatefold, Deluxe CD, Picture Disc Vinyl or CD/LP Memorabilia Box.. East Records have 3 vinyl reissues from FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND on indies only exclusives ‘Casually Dressed and Deep In Conversation’, ‘Tales Don’t Tell Themselves’ and ‘Hours’.. There is brand new albums also from HONNE, MASSACRE, new remix album from SIMPLY RED on CD, some Christmas albums on CD and vinyl, brand new SEPULTURA boxsets ‘Sepulnation – The Studio Albums 1999-2009 on 5CD or 8LP.. BMG also have the collaboration album by TONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELA ons CD and LP.. TURNSTILE reissue out on vinyl also as first time reissues on Oct 22nd… Lastly from Warner via BMG is the reissue of NINA SIMONE’s debut ‘Little Girl Blue’ on CD, LP or indies only clear LP…



Do you know what are great i.m.o… BLACK COUTRY NEW ROAD’s album.. Here is ‘Sunglasses from it’.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAZhzi9cpkc
The newer PADDY CASEY is great also.. Just great well written tunes.. Here is ‘You Are The One’ from it.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRgRpf4PQJs

Sony for the 22nd of October have a reissue of WHITE STRIPES ‘White Blood Cells’ on black vinyl and coloured vinyl.. Whatever pinwheel colour is.. This one is not for the website we are told hence the will be no link going up for it.. Price on the black standard is €27 and the indies is €40… Let us know by email if you want a copy and will sort for you.. Thanks!!



Sony for the 22nd of October also have a festive album on CD by THE PISTOL ANNIES..

The Orchard for the 22nd of October have the 4th in the SPIRITUALIZED reissue series with ‘Let It Come Down’… Just waiting on an allocation on these but hope to have at least a handful again.. Inside Out Music via The Orchard have the 15th studio offering by DREAM THEATER.. Available physically on a host of formats.. CD, 2LP/CD version, 2CD/BluRay version and a 2LP/2CD/BluRay boxset also.. Metal Blade records are reissue some SLAYER albums.. There is not great info on the limited coloured ones but we do hope we will get a few.. These titles are available also on CD or Standard Vinyl… So being reissued are the debut ‘Show No Mercy’, first live album ‘Live Undead’, second studio album ‘Hell Awaits’ and lastly the ‘Haunting The Chapel’ EP.. The EP was released between debut and second albums.. I have emailed trying to get numbers on the Slayers…

Republic of Music for the 22nd of October have the brand new and 4th studio album by GLASVEGAS called ‘Godspeed’ on indies green vinyl.. It seems like a vinyl release only.. Madness in my opinion.. Why alienate physical CD buyers?? If it costs a label €2 to send a CD to a shop it costs them a lot.. Do a run of 500 CDs anyway.. Probably make 3k profit on 500 CDs.. So it alienates and makes no business sense Either.. I could be wrong and the maybe the CD is out further down the line.. I don’t get it if there is none produced though.. Same thing with a download code.. They seem to be becoming less and less.. More madness. It should be given if you buy a vinyl record… Give the bloody code… The LPs are dear enough.. The amount of folk who walk away form the vinyl because here is no code is a 3/4 people a week.. Listen to the frontline.. Codes are important.. More and more we need to see, not less and less.. Again it does not make sense to me.. Some of the 3/4 a week will buy CD.. Others will just leave it altogether… No good for us or for the record company..

ROM also have THE STOOGES ‘Live At Whiskey A Gogo‘ and PINK FLOYD in Jazz tribute album..

Integral for the 22nd of Oct have a 7” by IDLES, as well as brand new albums by MY MORNING JACKET and PARQUET COURTS..

Integral for the 29th of Oct has a new album by ADAM BALDYCH (jazz violinist) on ACT.. Rough Trade releases a deluxe edition of ‘Sound & Colour’, ALABAMA SHAKES ground breaking, sophomore, Grammy Winning 2015 album.. There are 7 bonus tracks.. CD or Coloured vinyl on this one.. Dead Oceans release KHRUANGBIN ‘Mordechai Remixes’.. We all love the studio album here in the shop so looking forward to this one.. Bella Union have the new MARISSA NADLER album ‘The Path Of The Clouds’ on CD, or 180GM White Vinyl with download code.. Yipee for Bella Union.. All together now.. Hip hip.. Hip hip… And there is a nice special version for indie shops.. 180gm silver and white vinyl, with a 12 x 12” print and the code! Here is ‘If I Could Breathe Underwater’ from the new album 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4WYnSSw34w&ab_channel=MarissaNadlerMusic



Warp have a brand new album by NIGHTMARES ON WAX for the 29th.. It’s on CD, standard vinyl and indies only blue vinyl… Here is ‘Own Me’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIswBvJv0wQ
I’m gonna mention it in future when I see a code with it so there is a cod with the N.O.W. album also.. There is a nice Act Jazz Compilation on CD also.. Nice list of great artists.. The Spirit of Jazz is the title.. Lastly from Integral, Soul Jazz Records Presents : CUBA – Music and Revolution : Culture Clash in Havana Experiments In Latin Music 1975-1985 Vol. 2.. Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker.. It is on 2CD or 3LPs..

I’ll hand you over to the Bob Man now who will run through up and coming releases 

Hey folks, 
Quieter from me this week, I’d say the week of OOct 22nd / Oct 29th which are linked for the site this week are the busiest of the year (definitely the busiest so far for the year anyway, we’ll see how November shapes up!), which eats into time at getting down the road releases programmed. A nice one none the less is the new PAUL WELLER release coming via Universal for December 3rd. It is ‘Paul Weller with Jules Buckley & the BBC Symphony Orchestra – An Orchestrated Songbook’, a live concert from Weller captured in May 2021, performing hits from The Jam, The Style Council and solo material with a full orchestra. No vinyl yet on this but it lands in December on standard CD or as a deluxe CD house in a hardback book.



Quick note also on THE WAR ON DRUGS new record ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore‘. There has been another vinyl added, with a nice red exclusive vinyl landing now with a few of the indie shops in the country. So now there is CDStandard Black Vinyl, Indies Blue Vinyl or this new Exclusive Red Vinyl. All formats enter you into the competition to win a pair of tickets to the April 2022 show in the 3Arena in Dublin

JOOLS HOLLAND has a new album out in November via Warner, entitled : PIANOLA : PIANO & FRIENDS. It’s a collection of piano tracks that have inspired Mr. Holland and features guests such as David Gilmour, Gregory Porter, Joe Bonamassa, Rick Wakeman and more. Coming on November 19th on CD or 2LP Vinyl. 

Finally from mise for this week, fresh from the press and only announced in the last hour or so is the next in the live series from CAN, this time ‘Live in Brighton 1975’. Extremely well remastered live albums all from original tapes by all accounts with this series. This one is coming on CD or as a limited gold 2LP Vinyl on Dec 3rd

 
That’s it from me folks, hopefully will have a few more next week for ye. Back to the bossman! 

Thanks Bob!
Universal for the 22nd of Oct have ELTON JOHN’s ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ on CD and LP.. THE ROLLING STONES have the deluxe versions of TATTOO YOU out.. Formats are CD minipack, 1LP Standard Black (Mick cover), 2LP 180gm double deluxe vinyl, 4CD Boxset and lastly the 5LP boxset.. LANA DEL REY has a brand new album ‘Blue Banisters’ on CD and LP.. Here is ‘Arcadia’ from the album 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mECX60FVJQ&ab_channel=LanaDelReyVEVO



Uni also have the OST to ‘The French Despatch’ movie and JARVIS COCKER ‘Chansons d’Ennui Tip Top’ which is a new album and a nod, tip of his hat to French pop music..

Sin é really for this week folks
Thanks for listening as always
Ray, Bobby & Shane
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New David Bowie Box Set Announced, Nirvana’s Nevermind 30th Anniversary Releases, and National Album Day Full Lists

Hi Everyone,
Hope all is well enough out there… Main weekend I will be rabbiting on about this week is releases for 15th of October.. This year’s National Album Day (NAD), so some nice releases for the day in question… Anyways before that we have some lovely releases in the shop for this week October 1st including the METALLICA ‘Blacklist’ boxsets, the BLACK SABBATH ‘Technical Ecstasy’ boxsets, MARK KNOPFLER’s ‘Studio Album 1’ boxsets, and new releases by NEIL YOUNGROGER TAYLOR, TONY BENNET & LADY GAGAHANS ZIMMER, TAYLOR SWIFT, DONALD FAGENSTEELY DANNILS LANDGREN, BRANDI CARLILEONE REPUBLIC, STRAND OF OAKSYESTHE SCRIPT, N.O.A.H, Primal Scream Boxset and the SALVATION : INSPIRED BY THE CRANBERRIES FOR PIETA HOUSE CD or Yellow Vinyl… There will be reissues this Friday by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALSGARBAGE, GRATEFUL DEADSIGUR ROSVINCE GUARALDI, JOHN PRINEWHITNEY HOUSTON and CARA DILLON..




The winner of the signed test pressing of MICK FLANNERY & SUSAN O’NEILL’s ‘In The Game’ (signed by Mick) album was drum roll please… Mr JERRY COONEY.. You can watch the draw ‘live’ ala the great Bill O’Herhily here with this week’s video!!
https://youtu.be/paglY215eZI

Hope to have the Maiden tees this week so will do another ‘live’ draw for them this week… Hays the excitement.. I can hardly bare it… Speaking of Mick / Susan… People really love the record.. Mick is selling to people who never bought / got Mick before (what do be wrong with ye like!!) and Susan’s talent has reached a fine audience.. They are getting a great reaction on the American tour.. Phoebe Bridgers loves the pair of them.. The stars seems to be aligned on this record.. Both voices are only beautiful to be fair.. Great stuff it is…

Right, sidetracked I was.. Sorry.. Releases for the 8th of October include new releases by BILLY BRAGG, SAM FENDERJAMES BLAKEBADBADNOTGOODJOHN COLTRANE, DMAS, EFTERKLANGTRIVIUM (CD only for now)NOAH GUNDERSEN (CD only for now) .. Reissues by JOHN PRINEVIOLENT FEMMESNOTORIOUS B.I.G.THE DRIVE OSTELLA FITZGERALD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, and the DAFT PUNK back catalogue gets reissued on CD only for now...



Right so moving on to releases for the 15th of October (National Album Day, which showcases some unreal talented female musicians this year)… So for NAD, WEA have releases by EVA CASSIDY ‘Live At Blues Alley’ on CD or LP... Her only solo album released while she was alive.. It was recorded in 1996 on the 3rd of Jan.. Her aunt helped our out with the cost of getting it recorded as she hadn’t a bean… Her purpose with the recording was to allow her the chance to sell a CD at her shows after.. It is an exquisite recording… Went far too early did Eva… BMG have a coloured vinyl version of KATIE MELUA’s ‘Ultimate Collection.. Warner have a coloured vinyl version of KYLIE’s ‘Fever’LYKKE LI’s ‘Wound Rhymes’ reissue, OMARA PORTUONDO self titled coloured reissue also with help from all her friends in the Buena Vista Social Club.. All these releases are through Warner for NAD…



Warner, separate from the NAD releases have the brand new album from COLDPLAY ‘Music Of The Spheres’ on CD and LP (price is good on this one when you consider ‘big artists’ release pricing of late… Anything 30 quid or under is a good buy nowadays).. PLG UK putting this out..

Rhino Atlantic have the 50th Anniversary edition of DAVID CROSBY’s solo debut album ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ as a 2CD or LP... Loads of class musicians play on the record… There is a new JOHNNY MARR E.P on BMG called ‘Fever Dreams Pt. 1’.. BMG also have a new SANATANA album on CD only for now, PARAMORE ‘All We Know Is Falling’ coloured vinyl reissue and lastly a fancy coloured vinyl reissue of TWENTY ONE PILOT’s ‘Blurryface’ on 2LP Limited Coloured vinyl through Fuelled By Ramen / Atlantic..

Few bits of housekeeping.. Richmond Fontaine’s ‘Freeway’ RSD 2021 vinyl landed in but Raymond deleted the list of people’s wish lists / who had asked for a copy… So if you want a copy.. Pop us an email.. Only have 3 copies now..

Anyone know someone hand who fixes hi-fi?? A sound head now like.. Local enough be better..

Last one, Shane here has 2 tickets for JAMES in the 3Arena in dec and he can’t go so face value €100 for the 2 if anyone is interested.. Sin sin.. Well i’d like to wish a happy birthday to Tommy T.C as allegedly he likes a lot of attention.. It’s like the Larry Gogan show today..

Anyway, The Orchard for the 15th of October have the second studio album by DAVID KEENAN ‘What Then?’ on CD and LP via Rubyworks… Here is ‘Philomena’ from the new record.. Very interesting artist..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_uLRNkIT7g



Orchard also have the next 2 volumes of LUCINDA WILLIAMS ‘Lu’s Jukebox Series’ with the release of Volume 3 and Volume 4 on the 15th of Oct… 3 is ‘Bob’s Back Pages : A Night Of Bob Dylan Songs’ and Vol. 4 is ‘A Night Of 60s Country Classics’.. Both on CD and LP..

Proper for the 15th of Oct have a brand new CARAVAN album ‘It’s None Of Your Business’ on CD only and the LP now is Nov 5th… New FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES also ‘Sticky’.. Indies only red & blue LP.. There are a couple of NICK LOWE reissues and lastly CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM’s new album ‘662’ get’s it’s vinyl release on the 15th Oct…

Republic of Music for the 15th Of Oct have a career spanning best of by THE CHARLATANS entitled ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’.. Good few versions out including a limited coloured triple LP version and a 2CD deluxe featuring the hits album plus a bonus live album.. Also a CD or standard vinyl of just the hits.. There is a really limited boxset but as I write this I don’t know will I be getting any.. It’s 6LP Set, signed exclusive poster, 12 page booklet and on limited transparent blue vinyl



Nevermind me for now, i’m going to hand ye over to the real Boss who has some lovely announcements made over the last week to help the easing opening of da aul wallets..

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Kicking us off this week is a big 30th Anniversary announcement. Last week saw the anniversary of NIRVANA’s stone-cold classic ‘Nevermind’, which is getting reissued on a nice few formats. There is a 2CD (including album remastered and a bonus live CD), a Vinyl & Bonus 7” reissue, a deluxe 5CD/BluRay set which has the album remastered, 4 full live concerts and the BluRay footage of the remastered Amsterdam gig. All these formats are due out in November, and there finally is a savage 8LP super deluxe boxset which also features the remastered album and 4 complete live shows, but this one isn’t due out now until 2022.



Busy week this week, as also just announced to us today is the release of the next in the series of DAVID BOWIE box sets. ‘Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)’ is due for release on November 26th, the fifth release in the Bowie career spanning box sets. This set captures a more experimental time for Bowie, and will contain albums Black Tie White Noise, ‘The Buddha Of Suburbia (first time on vinyl in nearly 30 years), ‘1.Outside’, ‘Earthling’, ‘hours’, as well as the expanded live album from BBC Radio Theatre, London 2000, the non-album / alternative version / b-sides compilation ‘Re:Call 5’, and legendary unreleased 2001 album ‘TOY’. As normal, this is coming as a 11CD Box Set, or as a 18LP Vinyl Box. 



Following from this but staying with Bowie releases. Parlophone are also releases a standalone, expanded version of ‘TOY: Box’ in January 2022. This expanded edition will feature the unreleased album, bonus alternative versions and alternative mixes, proposed B-Sides, and an ‘Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric’ mixes of thirteen TOY tracks. This set will be released as a 3CD or a 6 X 10” Vinyl Box Set.


Sony has the release of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND’s ‘Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’, coming as a 2LP Vinyl, CD/DVD or CD/BluRay on November 19th. The two classic performances have been compiled into a 90-minute show which was recorded as the Boss was recording ‘The River’, with the footage being edited from the original 16mm concert film. A rarely filmed era for Bruce, meant to be a cracker of a gig.

Last couple from mise for today, IDLES have announced a brand new studio album ‘Crawler’ due for release also in November. This is coming as a CDEco Mix Vinyl (all unique pressings varying in colour from one copy to the next), and a deluxe, DLP 45RPM format of the vinyl. There is also a standard vinyl pressing but this won’t be released until January 2022. Heavenly Recordings have a lovely 10th Anniversary reissue of ‘100 Acres Of Sycamore’ by Bray’s own FIONN REGAN. First timer on 180gm vinyl for this one, and unfortunately we are only getting a handful of copies so it’ll be fastest fingers first here folks, sorry. Lastly, WHITE LIES have announced their new studio album is due in February 2022, entitled ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’, being released on CDVinyl or Indies Only Coloured Vinyl. 

Back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob.. Did ya like what I did there?? Subtle out!!

Re the new WAR ON DRUGS album… We have 2 tickets for the show in the 3Arena next year up for grabs and as well as that, we have secured a price promotion on the new vinyl.. The Indies One and the standard black one.. So the prices of the vinyl are now €40 Best Price on the Indies Vinyl and €35 Best Price on the Standard vinyl.. Anyone who had bought it at the older price we will sort refunds out for you for the difference..

Intergral for the 15th of Oct have FELA KUTI’s ‘Live With Ginger Baker’ 50th Anniversary edition Red Coloured Vinyl, KIEFER ‘Kickinit Alone’ green vinyl.. For NAD Sub Pop have a coloured reissue of WEYES BLOOD ‘Titanic Rising’ on Gold Vinyl and YVES TUMOR has a new 12” ‘The Asymptotical World’ EP

Integral for the 22nd of Oct have a 7” vinyl single of IDLES ‘Model Village’.. There is a new self titled album release from MY MORNING JACKET.. First studio album in 6 years.. CD and first press only coloured vinyl released via ATO.. Integral also have the brand new PARQUET COURTS album for the 22nd on Vinyl, Deluxe Vinyl, CD or Indies Only Vinyl..

Sony for the 15th of Oct have a few nice NAD Releases including PATTI SMITH’s ‘Horses’DIDO ‘No Angel’FIRST AID KIT ‘Stay Gold’SOLANGE ‘Seat at the Table’BILLIE HOLIDAY ‘Lady In Satin’JOAN JETT ‘Bad Reputation’ and MARIAH CAREY ‘Emotions’, all on limited vinyl..

PRIMAL SCREAM release ‘Demodelica’ on the 15th of Oct also which are previously unreleased demoes and work in progress mixes of the classic ‘Screamadelica’.. Available on CD or DLP.. There is a JUDAS PRIEST new best of compilation ‘Reflections : 50 Heavy Metal Years’ on CD or DLP also…



Uni for the 15th of October next, last but not least.. Hold onto ye’r wallets.. THE BEATLES ‘Let It Be’ 50th Anniversary editions are with us.. There are a number of physical formats including 5LP Box Set best price €145, 5CD/BluRay Version Best Price €1301LP Reissue, 2CD and a 1CD version also... I’d like to think that the shop is very inclusive as regards to musical taste (with no looking down from the srón area).. So whether tis Cannibal Corpse or Celine Dion floats your boat.. Who are we to disagree with you! You enjoy it and are hurting no one.. Drive the feck on is our motto.. But I will say I do find it hard to understand when people dis The Beatles.. I’m like (in my head.. Politician of course) how can you not appreciate songs like ‘Get Back’, ‘Across The Universe’, ‘Let It Be’… Timeless, incredible songs.. Sounding better now then when I first heard them.. The best ever?? Hard to argue really.. Maybe The Doors shade it personally for me.. Anyway’s i’ll let it be.. Across the Universe is probably my own favourite Beatles song…



Uni also for the 15th have the debut release from FINNEAS (eight time grammy winner).. Makes some records with a Billie Eilish, co-writes and produces Billie Eilish, has a sister named Billie Eilish.. A talented dude.. Debut out on Polydor on 15th Oct.. CD and LP on this.. Here is ‘the 90s’ from the album.. Also ‘Break My Heart Again’ another fine tune.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGJ0b4-PFqs

UMC also have a couple of WELLER limited reissues.. ‘Days of Speed’ as a Limited 2LP (acoustic live album) and ‘Illumination’ limited 1LP.. First ever reissue on vinyl of the 6th solo album from 2002..



Onto the NAD releases from Universal for the 15th of Oct.. AMY WINEHOUSE’s ‘Back To Black’ picture disc is most likely sold out but i’ll try get a few more if anyone wants to go on a waiting list… MARIANNE FAITHFULL’s ‘Broken English’ only 2 copies left but will try get a few more also.. We will also have KIRSTY MACCOLLMS DYNAMITEGABRIELLE and KT TUNSTALL.. Also UMC for the 15th of Oct have reissues by SAM COOKE and LINTON KWESI JOHNSON..

Sin é for this week folks,
Went on a bit.. Sorry!!
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
musiczone.ie

New Elbow & A Black Keys Reissue, National Album Day 2021, And A Strange Industry

Hi Everyone
Hope ye’r all well enough.. We had a bit of a ropey week with deliveries.. Mick / Susan and Dylan Bootleg all delayed.. The Dylan delay was a bit of a saga.. It’s on the way.. It’s on the way was the message until Tuesday morning (yesterday) the boxes were missing and the order was to be rekeyed (for delivery next week!!).. Then 9 boxes of records landed at 4PM yesterday (phew) just when I was composing an email to the folks that pre-ordered… I am like a broken record here a bit but release dates / deliveries are wonky.. The Brexit thing is as tricky as the 4th of January.. So bare with us if possible when things go a bit astray!!

Right, Releases for this Friday the 24th of Sept include new releases from PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, THE ALTERED HOURSSUFJAN STEVENS & ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE, SHARON CORRTYLER THE CREATORANGEL OLSEN EPa 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 SHADOWPIXIES (sold out sorry), & GARY NUMAN. 



And releases for next Friday October 1st include the METALLICA ‘Blacklist’ boxsets, the BLACK SABBATH ‘Technical Ecstasy’ boxsets, MARK KNOPFLER’s ‘Studio Album 1’ boxsets, and new releases by NEIL YOUNGROGER TAYLOR, TONY BENNET & LADY GAGAHANS ZIMMER, TAYLOR SWIFT, DONALD FAGENSTEELY DANNILS LANDGREN, BRANDI CARLILEONE REPUBLIC, STRAND OF OAKSYESTHE SCRIPT, N.O.A.H, and the SALVATION : INSPIRED BY THE CRANBERRIES FOR PIETA HOUSE CD or Yellow Vinyl… There will be reissues by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALSGARBAGE, GRATEFUL DEADSIGUR ROSVINCE GUARALDI, JOHN PRINEWHITNEY HOUSTON and CARA DILLON.. (also the Primal Scream Boxset is now the 1st of Oct and while i’m at it SUFJAN / ANGELO vinyl is not out until Oct 22nd.. )


 
Also going to give a mention here to National Album Day 2021 (NAD 2021) which is the 15th of October.. There are limited releases out that day.. The theme this year are incredible female artists.. Bob will link below here some of what we have..  All these are quite limited presses, so if interested in any best route is direct through site as emails might be missed, and once they’re gone from the site i’m afraid they are gone for good. Sony and Uni’s lists Bob will link below and now up on the site to order : 

Sony : National Album Day 2021 Releases :
DIDO ‘No Angel’ Silver VinylSOLANGE ‘A Seat At The Table’ white vinylPATTI SMITH ‘Horses’ white vinylFIRST AID KIT ‘Stay Gold’ gold vinylMARIAH CAREY ‘Emotions’ baby pink vinyl, BILLIE HOLIDAY ‘Lady In Satin’ navy vinylJOAN JETT ‘Bad Reputation’ purple vinyl.

Universal : National Album Day 2021 Releases : 
AMY WINEHOUSE ‘Back to Black’ Picture DiscGabrielle ‘Rise’ vinylKIRSTY MACOLL ‘Tropical Brainstorm’ blue vinylMarianne Faithfull ‘Broken English’ pink vinylMS. DYNAMITE ‘A Little Deeper’ Purple Vinyl.

 



Video for the week is now up here :
https://youtu.be/hFHwE8-rXr8

Righty so, moving on to releases for October 8th.. Warner have a quiet enough week but do have the vinyl reissue of BIGGIE’s (Notorious B.I.G.) debut ‘Ready To Die’ as a standard or indies silver vinyl version via Bad Boy Records… Roadrunner have the brand new album from TRIVIUM ‘In The Court Of The Dragon’ on CD Only for now.. There is a new DMA’s Vinyl EP out via BMG and there are CD reissues of most of DAFT PUNK’s catalogue out via their own Daft Life Records Label.. No sign of the vinyl reissues yet though!!



Sony for the 8th of Oct have the new album by BLANKET ‘Modern Escapism’ on CD and LP

Republic of Music for the 8th of October have the new album by EFTERKLANG
 ‘Wild Flowers’ via City Slang and is available on CD, LP or LPX Indies Exclusive Version...

Orchard for the 8th of Oct have the brand new album from NOAH GUNDERSEN ‘A Pillar Of Salt’ via Cooking Vinyl.. The CD is the 8th but the vinyl is not out until Jan 2022… Here is ‘Sleepless In Seattle’.. Phoebe Bridgers sings a duet with Noah on the new album also.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho0dDpLbjKE


The world seems (well here in our little corner anyway) to be getting back to normal and with that the siopa is getting back to normal also.. This year we were closed from Jan 1 to May 17 and after that we had 10 mad weeks of biz (yacht brochures out and all) but really is back and no bad thing in some ways… Put some manners on us!! The industry for shops like ourselves have loads of challenges and always will.. Recent ones are deliveries, Brexit, pricing, stock levels and direct to consumer stuff where our suppliers sell the ‘best / most limited’ version from their own sits and the sites they own.. (A lot of big online music retail sites are actually owned by the record companies that supply us).. Don’t know a whole pile of industries where your suppliers also compete with you.. Strange industry in that regard.. The record companies are aware though what record shops have and they do.. They nurture a sense of community in an area of link minded people which makes record shops the length and breadth of the country special places.. Our customers want to support us, support the community but it’s tricky for them when they really want the ‘Blue’ Gallagher or the ‘Red’ Kylie.. It is what it is folks and we completely understand it from ye’r point of view.. Maybe not so much from the other side of the fence though.. But it is what it is.. The record companies could close us all down also.. (Would cause a stir that!!).. So all record shops are aware who the boss is also.. Anyways, not sure where I was going with it really.. It is what it is and we all have to play ball with it as best we can.. We win on other lovely indies / offers / tee’s as well, so win some / lose some.. Strange industry in the competition regard though..

Anyway!! Releases from Uni for the 8th of October include a brand new album from SAM FENDER ‘Seventeen Going Under’ on CD, Deluxe CD, Gatefold Black Vinyl, Cassette and an Indies Only Baby Blue Vinyl also, out via Polydor..

Republica / Polydor have the brand new JAMES BLAKE album ‘Friends Break Your Heart’ on CD and LP.. Impulse have a really nice release on 8th Oct with JOHN COLTRANE’s ‘A Love Supreme : Live in Seattle’ as a 1CD or 2LP.. Coltrane performed ‘A Love Supreme’ just twice in public in Paris and in Seattle.. The Seattle recording was never known to exist until very recently.. It was recorded by Coltrane’s friend and noted Seattle musician Joe Brazil.. Billboard calls it ‘a miracle discovery.. of extraordinary historical significance’..



UMC have a reissue also of VIOLENT FEMMES 5th Studio album ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ on 8th October and it is available to us as a 2CD which includes a complete 1991 live set from Norfolk.. The black vinyl version is out on Oct 8th also and stock is ok with it.. Indies version is not so good on stock.. We are only guaranteed 3 copies with a maybe for 2 more.. So fastest fingers here now for the 3 copies .. Email for the 2 maybes.. Sorry!!



Verve have ELLA FITZGERALD’s ‘Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas’ Double LP reissue on their high quality ‘Acoustic Series’ label..

Going to hand you over to Bobby now for the further down the line releases etc!

Hey everyone,

We’ll start off this week here with the announcement of the brand new album from ELBOW, ‘Flying Dream 1’, which is due out on November 19th on CDVinyl or Limited Indies Green Vinyl. 



There is a sweet 10th Anniversary reissue of THE BLACK KEYS’ classic LP ‘El Camino’ coming via Warner on November 5th on a few different formats. There is a standard 3LP reissue, which contains the remastered version of the album and an extra live LP, ‘Live in Portland, ME’. There then is a Deluxe 4CD or Super Deluxe 5LP which both contain the remastered album, ‘Live in Portland, ME’, and two bonus live sessions the ‘Electro Vox Session’ and ‘Zane Lowe BBC Session’.



Final few for this week include a new ELTON JOHN ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ covers album with a fair few artists chipping in with Elton, there is a brand new 7” single release from THE DELINES (excited for the new album early next year!), and STING has a brand new album ‘The Bridge’ coming on November 19th on CDDeluxe CD, or vinyl. Lastly, we are definitely approaching silly season when Bubbles makes an appearance. There is a new 10th Anniversary Edition of MICHAEL BUBLÉ’s ‘Christmas’ album, coming as a new 2CD edition with a bonus CD of festive cheer, or as a super deluxe boxset which even comes with 6 sheets of wrapping paper. Just magical.

Just a quick reminder also on our competition for the new THE WAR ON DRUGS album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’. Anyone who pre-orders the CDVinyl or Indies Vinyl will be entered into a draw for a pair of tickets for their upcoming show at the 3Arena on April 14th 2022. Savage stuff! The album is out October 29th. 



That’s it from me this week folks, back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!

Right, PIAS / Integral for the 8th of Oct have the new BADBADNOTGOOD albumthe DRIVE OST LP Coloured Reissue, and THE CHARLATAN’s Self Titled Yellow LP reissue

Integral for the 15th of Oct have via Bella Union a reworking album by A.A. WILLIAMS ‘Arco’, reworking her rock album into a softer listen with vocals and strings.. Signed print and download card included here… Knitting Factory have the 50th Anniversary Red vinyl edition of FELA KUTI ‘Live with Ginger Bark’, new ones from KIEFER, HAYDEN THORPE and KEATON HENSON EP also.. There is a 36 songs MELVIN’s Acoustic compilation on Ipecac and for NAD, Sub Pop have a gold vinyl version of WEYES BLOOD ‘Titanic Rising’  and there is also an YVES TUMOR ‘The Asymptotical World’ EP on 3 x 7” in rigid box or 12” also..

Sin é really for this week folks,
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bob & Shane
musiczone.ie

Radiohead’s ‘Kid A Mnesia’, New Lana Del Rey And Mastodon, And A Signed Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill Test Pressing Give Away!

Hi Everyone

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 DYLANJAMES 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 CLUBPRIMAL 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 HOURSSUFJAN STEVENS & ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE, SHARON CORRTYLER THE CREATORANGEL OLSEN EPa 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 SHADOWPIXIES (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..

Hey folks,
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 3CD3LP 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 CDVinyl 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 2CDStandard 2LP or an Indies Exclusive White 2LP Vinyl.



Thanks Bob!

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,
musiczone.ie

Oasis ‘Knebworth 1996’ Release, An Iconic Time For Music, And Villagers One Week Away

Hey everyone
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Last week of myself on newsletter duties, Boss-Man due back from his yachting adventure this Friday! 
May be another short and sweet newsletter this week. Half typing this up on Tuesday, and half typing it on Wednesday. Getting the second jab done on Wednesday morning (happy days!) and heading to see Mr. John Blek in the fine establishment that is Coughlan’s at 6:30PM after it. (First time attending a gig since February 2020, which also happened to be Mr. John Blek). May just have to leave all the giving out to the boss-man for next week. 

Right we’ll head straight into it. Releases for this Friday the 13th of August up first. We will have new releases by THE KILLERSSHERYL CROW, JUNGLE, and the new MODERN LOVE Bowie Covers release.. There are reissues by PEARL JAM, NINA SIMONESUEDETRAVIS, DAN FOGELBERGCORINNE BAILEY RAETHE WEATHER STATION, DAVE BRUBECKTELEVISION PERSONALITIESHOWLIN WOLF, and JOAN SHELLEY. A quiet enough week, it seems that most of August has been quiet enough on the release front. 



Right so onto release for August 20th. The new releases for the week include the new album ‘Fever Dreams’ by VILLAGERS on CDVinylIrish Exclusive Vinyl or Indies LP. There are also new releases from LORDE (we have a few copies more of the Indies Exclusive LP. If we have you down for the standard and would like to upgrade to the Indies, let us know and we will sort), ORLA GARTLANDCHRISSIE HYNDEJAKE BUGGMARTIN GOREMARTHA WAINWRIGHTJAMES MCMURTRYSEPULTURAALABAMA 3, and the new FEAR FACTORY album gets the vinyl treatment for the first time. There are reissues from JOHN COLTRANE, ERIC CLAPTONROYKSOPPTHE KNIFEOUTKASTGRANT GREEN, and KENNY BURRELL. On the CD front there are releases from STURGILL SIMPSON and DAVE. 




Moving on to releases for August 27th, and definitely the busiest release day of the month. We’ll start with Warner. The biggest from Warner for the 27th is the reissue of the excellent ‘In It For The Money’ by SUPERGRASS from back in 1997 (a great time for music, more on that later). This one is coming as a deluxe 3CD or as a Indies Only Turquoise Vinyl with a bonus 12”.  



WEA also have the new TEN YEARS AFTER 1967-1974 10CD Boxset which was originally due out in July for the 27th. MARIANNE FAITHFULL and MUDDY WATERS are the next releases in ‘The Montreux Years’ Series with Vinyl and CD releases for both. There is a silver vinyl pressing of PANIC! AT THE DISCO’s ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ on the Fueled By Ramen label for release on the 27th through WEA, as is MAISIE PETERS debut release, which is coming on CD or Limited White Vinyl. Finally Warner have the CD reissue of SISTERS OF MERCY’s ‘BBC Sessions 1982-1984’, which was released on vinyl for RSD this year.

Next up is Universal who also have a good few nice releases. First up is the new CHRVCHES album ‘Screen Violence’. Really like this Scottish groups last few outings. Great pop music and always enjoyed the happy synth sound mixed with sometimes quite dark lyrics, always a contradiction I like a lot in music. Latest single ‘How Not To Drown’ features Robert Smith of The Cure. Available on CDVinyl or Indies Red Vinyl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U_LhzgwJ4U



Uni also have the new HALSEY album ‘If I Can’t Have Love I Want Power’ on CDVinyl or Indies White Vinyl for August 27th. There is a reissue of SPICE GIRLS ‘Wannabe’ EP for the 25th Anniversary on Picture Disc vinyl or Cassette, both very limited. Uni also have the 15th Anniversary reissue of THE KOOK’s ‘Inside In, Inside Out’, featuring 13 previously unreleased tracks, coming as a 2LP vinyl or 2CD. There is a new BEACH BOYS collection due from Uni on the 27th, entitled ‘Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’, and is released as a 2CD2LP, 4LP Set and 5CD Set. The collection is based on the landmark 1970/1971 albums ‘Sunflower’ and ‘Surf’s Up’, and all formats feature a host of unreleased and rare material, as well as the 2019 remasters of each album.



Last couple from Uni for the 27th include the vinyl release of the latest J COLE album ‘The Off Season’, and a new ONE REPUBLIC album (CD only for now) called ‘Human’. Lastly from Uni there is a vinyl reissue of ‘Trio 64’ from BILL EVANS on the Verve Label. Only about 25-30 quid more expensive than when we last had this on vinyl a few years back. Did I say no giving out this week? …Sorry! 

PIAS for August 27 have the new BIG RED MACHINE album on CD (vinyl formats pushed back now), NEW ORDER’s ‘Be A Rebel Remixed’ CD or Clear Vinyl, as well as more new releases from STEVE GUNN, and MARISA ANDERSON & WILLIAM TYLER.

Cargo for the 27th have a non-album material compilation LP from the mighty GOAT entitled ‘Headsoup’, on clear green vinyl with a bonus 7”..

Moving on to The Orchard releases for August 27th. JORJA SMITH’s newest EP ‘Be Right Back’ get’s its vinyl release after coming out on CD earlier in the summer. There are two BORIS reissues coming via Third Man Records of ‘Flood’ and ‘NO’ standard or indies only vinyl. There is a new ENTER SHIKARI release, ‘Moratorium (Broadcasts From The Interruption)’, a home sessions / acoustic live album which was recorded on YouTube and other various platforms throughout 2020 and 2021. There is a new album from THE NEAL MORSE BAND, their fourth entitled ‘Innocence & Danger’ on a few different formats, and finally there is a couple of CHILDREN OF BODOM coloured vinyl reissues of ‘Hatebreeder’ and ‘Something Wild’. We don’t have these set up on the site yet so if looking for anything pop us a mail at shop@musiczone.ie and we can note in the order book for you!

Right, busy one August 27th to be fair!

Onto a few down the line bits announced in the last week. It’s not been too busy but a few good’uns!

We’ll start with the biggy. A 250,000 people biggy. The biggest gig in the UK up until that point (not sure would there be many bigger since either). 2 shows, quarter of a million people over two nights. Apparently there was enough demand to sell out 7 nights. I am of course talking about the legendary OASIS ‘Knebworth 1996’ gigs, getting their first ever official release for the 25th Anniversary on November 19th, to go with the release of the brand new documentary on the gigs which is in cinemas in September. As mentioned earlier, what a time for music. Support from the day includes The Manics, The Prodigy, The Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene, The Chemical Brothers and more. Wouldn’t get a line up like that today! And the headliners. A band, on their second album, 3 years into their career, having become that huge. Will it ever happen again on that scale? My guess, with t’internet and how accessible music has become is that it will be very very difficult for a band to ever do it that quickly, and get that big again. But an iconic moment. So get on with the release Bob! There are a few formats, there is a BluRaya 3DVD (both of these formats include both the Oasis gigs and the documentary), a 2CD of the gigsa deluxe 2CD / DVD (includes the documentary), and a 3LP Vinyl Record pressing. Looking forward to hearing this a lot, and seeing the documentary. A legendary gig. Here is the trailer for the documentary : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPVyla5Jz9M


 
Next up, one not too far down the line (and CD is out already). Now up on the site for vinyl release for August 20th is the new JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN album ‘I Would Not Live Always’, out via Proper / River Lea records. Great Irish folk music here from the debut album Dublin singer. John is a member of celebrated traditional group Skipper’s Alley and is joined here by bandmate Ultan O’Brien for the album. You can check out a live version of track ‘Lovely Joan’ below : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg3SdXTr9Vo

Final couple for down the line releases include a lovely 6CD or 11LP box set from MARK KNOPFLER ‘Studio Albums 1’, which has the first 5 solo album from the Dire Straits front-man and a B-Sides compilation for the same era. There is also the brand new, 10th studio outting from BILLY BRAGG, entitled ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’ due out in November on CDVinyl or Indies Exclusive Transparent Green & Blue VinylJAMES BLAKE returns with a brand new album ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’ out via Uni on CD or Vinyl on September 10th. There is also the announcement of a special Limited Edition CD version of the new COLDPLAY album ‘Music Of The Spheres’, to go with the exclusive splatter vinyl format and standard CD out October 15th.



Spotify playlist for August 27th now up at link below. Busy week of release so plenty of listening! 
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASE PLAYLIST AUGUST 27TH

Right quickly onto PIAS for September 3rd, who have the GRIZZLY BEAR Indies Clear vinyl reissue of second album ‘Yellow House’ for the 15th Anniversary. Standard vinyl also available on this one. They also have a reissue of AMON TOBIN’s ‘Out From Out Where’ on Opaque Gold Vinyl.

Right so, sin sin from me folks. Boss-Man back in the siopa on Friday, and back on newsletter duties next week. 
Thanks as always for listening, hope everyone has a good week.
Oh one last thing. Just got a call from the Boss-Man. Didn’t want to talk about the shop at all, only wanted to talk tickets! He is asking if there is anyone out there who would happen to have access to a ticket (or two!) to the All Ireland Final, if there was any chance at all you could pop him and email at shop@musiczone.ie it would be absolutely magic. No harm in asking, no shop talk until Friday he says though! 
Thanks everyone,
Bobby, Shane & The Boss-Man
musiczone.ie

Villagers ‘Fever Dreams’ Is Nearly Here, Our Niamh Regan In-Store On Friday 2

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well folks.. This is my last newsletter for a few weeks.. I have a little bit of time off.. So my last day in the shop is this Saturday the 31st of July.. We are open Sunday the 1st of August 11-4 as usual, but closed on the Bank Holiday Monday.. I’m working from home doing the orders that day but i’m off then from Tuesday the 2nd of August until Friday the 13th of August… So really looking forward to the time off… It’s been 12 months since I took some time and although I love what I do, I really feel I need a break from it… Bobby and Shane will take the reigns.. Thanks lads!!! Get them on email at shop@musiczone.ie or on the phone at 021-4967119.. They will cover all comms when i’m gone including the newsletter.. Communication is a busy part of our world and something we have to stay on top of every few hours.. A lot of it can be fruitless but we have to stay with it.. Cause it’s important to hopefully bring someone back a second time which may bare fruit… There are circa 200 communications on email a day… Glorified secretaries we are!! But crucial.. No emails no business.. So Bob will do newsletters for the next 2 weeks and may even turn into a ‘Grumpy Ray’ for that 10 days or so!! 

Just about our email… shop@musiczone.ie is a good one to use, or raymusiczone@gmail.com but not the old musiczone@eircom.net… That one is a gone.. Won’t get to us with eircom.net…

Right so few other bits of house keeping stuff.. We still have a handful of spots left for NIAMH REGAN‘s in-store with us this Friday the 30th at 4PM… We are so looking forward to this here in the shop.. Honoured to welcome Niamh to our humble abode.. ‘Hemet‘ is a super record and Niamh will be singing songs from it here on Friday at 4 and hopefully signing a few copies also.. If you can’t get in and want a signed copy please email and we will sort it.. 5 Spots / Households left for this socially distanced in-store… We would love to see ye.. Here is ‘Save the Day’ from the album 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTxYlV6CRnY



Another fierce interesting release (which I forgot about until now) is a debut release on Skinty Records.. It’s a Trad compilation called ‘Goitse A Thaisce : A Compilation Of Irish Music Volume 1’. The label was founded by Tom Coll (drummer with Fontaines D.C.).. These are a collection of Traditional Irish Songs that mean a lot to Tom.. Tom and his bandmates have always been friendly and kind to the siopa here.. There record is limited to 1000 copies and pressed on 180gm Vinyl.. Here is a few words from Tom on the record. It is out on the 6th of August.. Give us a nod please if you would like a copy..

The idea for this record came from an extended period of time living back in my family home in
the west of Ireland. Here, I found myself in the midst of a vast, mountainous landscape, a place
that vividly recalled my childhood memories of old Irish traditional music. This experience
sparked a need to immerse myself in the tradition once again. Trad was my first musical love
over any other, so it feels very gratifying to put together this compilation.
Every tune on this record holds a special place in my heart. Whether it’s by lifelong heroes such
as The Bothy Band or Planxty, family friends like Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh or Emer Mayock, or by
contemporary artists pushing the boundaries of the tradition like Lisa O’Neill or Ye Vagabonds,
these songs have soundtracked my life thus far.
If this record can introduce just one person to the world of Irish music, then it has served its
purpose. The tradition has so much depth and richness to it, and I urge you to please delve into
it with an open heart. The title of the record roughly translates to “come here my darling,” which
is the sentiment I feel when I hear these tunes. Hopefully they can bring about that same feeling
for you.
Tom Coll – Skinty Records / Fontaines DC




Right so releases for this Friday the 30th of July.. We have new releases by BILLIE EILISH, LUMP, PRINCELEON BRIDGESDURAND JONES & AND THE INDICATIONSSON VOLT, VADERPEACHESDEE SNIDER, YOLANATHANIEL RATELIFF, and the new ARETHA FRANKLIN compilation.. There are reissues by THIN LIZZY, THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRAMUDHONEY, ERASUREFELA KUTI, SCRITTI POLITTI, MARILLIONBRYAN FERRY, PANIC! AT THE DISCOSPACEMAN 3, PERE UBU, .. On the CD front there are a couple of GEEZER BUTLER releases and the new JACKSON BROWNE album on CD only for now..



Following on are the releases for the 6th of August. There is the release of the GEORGE HARRISON ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Boxsets on a few formats. We will have new releases by JACKSON BROWNEMR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST, STAINDBARBRA STREISANDWILLY MASON, WILL YOUNGDAVELIARS, TROPICAL FUCK STORM, and the DEMON’S SOULS OST on vinyl.. There are reissues due from LCD SOUNDSYSTEMBRIAN MAYO.M.D, SONNY CLARK, MCCOY TYRNERMAX RICHTER, THE ART OF NOISE, and NIGHTWISH..



Right so onto releases for the 13th of August.. EMI via Universal have the seventh studio album by THE KILLERS ‘Pressure Machine’.. Another record born out of the silence of the pandemic.. A record that may not have happened if COVID didn’t curse us.. The album is available as CDStandard LPCassette and as a limited Grey Slipcased Version of the black vinyl available only to selected accounts (we’d be one of them selected accounts!)..



Big Machine via Uni have a SHERYL CROW live album ‘Live From The Ryman’ as a 2CD or a 4LP which is out on Sept 3rd.. UMC have a reissue of TRAVIS ’12 Memories’ as an indie only shop and Direct 2 Consumer (D2C) limited release.. UMC also have a reissue (we it says a reissue, I would have thought it wasn’t pressed on vinyl before) of CORINNE BAILEY RAE’s self titled debut album..

Integral for the 13th of August have the record by DEVENDRA BANHART & NOAH GEORGESON ‘Refuge’ as well as the new JOSIENNE CLARK CD…

One that landed yesterday and is on the site now is the new POWER OF DREAMS CD ‘Ausländer’.. Looking forward to getting stuck into this one.. I believe the LP release isn’t until early 2022.. CD here now folks.. 

Sony for the 13th of August have the single standard black reissue of PEARL JAM’s ‘No Code‘…

Sony for the 20th of August have the new album by JAKE BUGG ‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ on CD, Vinyl or Indies Only Clear vinyl… I have always liked this dude.. A bit underrated I feel commercially underrated anyway.. Here is ‘Lost’ from the new record..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7iwY1oIwO8

OUTKAST have a anniversary reissue of second record ‘Atliens’ out through Sony on the 20th of August also…

Another one I meant to mention to ye loads of times is a local release by Cork band THE LOVE BUZZ.. 10 Track EP called ‘Here Comes The Scum’ and it’s bloody cracking in my opinion.. The lads are half mad if not 3/4 i’d say but a have a real rock n’ roll swagger to them, not put on.. A real dirty swagger.. It’s a fine E.P.. Here is ‘Harp’ from the EP.. Great stuff altogether..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AjysjWAUYQ

Warner for the 13th of August have a reissue of NINA SIMONE’s ‘Little Girl Blue’ via BMG.. CD, Standard LP and Indies Blue LP available.. Nuclear Blast on the 13th of August release ‘Sepulquatra’ by Sepultura which is a project borne out of a podcast during lockdown where the band some hits with musical friends across the globe.. Just available on CD for now, vinyl down the road..



The Orchard for the 13th of August have a reissue of THE WEATHER STATION’s second album ‘All Of It Was Mine’ on Fat Possum.. Indies Bone Colour vinyl available.. BBE Music via The Orchard are releasing ‘Modern Love’ a diverse compendium of specially commissioned cover versions of rarities and classics in tribute to David Bowie (the forgotten man of RSD)… The likes of Khruangbin, Kit Sebastian, and Helado Negro are doing covers.. They tell (The Orchard) that stock is limited so I won’t promise here but let me know if interested.. 2CD or 2LP are the formats..

Cargo for the 13th of August have a couple of JOAN SHELLY Reissues on Coloured Vinyl ‘Electric Ursa’ and ‘Ginko’ via No Quarter… Cargo also have a repress of HOWLIN’ WOLF ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Album’ on the Get on Down Label…

Proper for the 13th of August have the brand new JUNGLE album ‘Loving In Stereo’ on CD, Cassette or Indies Only Transparent Blue LP via Caiola Records.. 

I am going to hand over to Bobby now to run through announcements etc..

Hey folks,
Hope everyone is keeping safe and well.
Not a huge pile from myself this week so will try keep it short and sweet!
Kicking us off this week is a biggy. 50 years since one of our own legends released his first solo record following the break up of Taste. That is of course the excellent self titled album by Cork’s own RORY GALLAGHER. One of my own favourite records, and what I think is one of the best album covers ever. Just pure simple, but effective. There is a few formats for this 50th Anniversary Edition, including a 2CD3LP or Deluxe Limited 4CD/DVD set. Lots of unreleased takes, live material etc with the extras. 



We have a game of Fastest Fingers First unfortunately again this week. This time it’s a 5LP Coloured Vinyl Boxset release from the excellent SUFJAN STEVENS. ‘Convocations‘ is the title of the release, which was put out first in May 2021 (first time release on vinyl here). It’s an instrumental album made up of 5 different volumes, recorded during lockdown and it explores the the grief Stevens’ felt following his father’s death. Unfortunately folks we are only allocated one copy of this. So best way if interested is to buy over the website, as once it’s gone it’s gone for good i’m afraid.

Finally from me, two last nice ones for this week. The Orchard are doing a 10th Anniversary (first time on vinyl) pressing of RYAN SHERIDAN’s debut LP ‘The Day You Live Forever’ on gold vinyl. And finally there is a new SAINT ETIENNE record announced for September entitled ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’. This is coming on CDVinyl or Indies Only Clear Vinyl (only 4 copies of the indies allocated to us).

That’s it from mise for this week folks, back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!

Right so PIAS / Integral have a biggie / biggie on the 20th of August with the release of VILLAGERS fifth studio album ‘Fever Dreams’ on Domino… Ah great, really looking forward to it.. It’s available on CDStandard Vinyl, and a really limited Irish Only Indie Shop Press on Oxblood Coloured Vinyl into black poly lined inners into a die-cut sleeve with four interchangeable covers, with digital download cards.. Great to see downloads included.. If anyone up the food chain is listening.. Download codes should be a given,, We hear it daily on the shop floor.. Consumers want the codes folks.. Less and less download codes it seems to me.. Charging enough.. Stick the code in the record.. Consumers want the codes.. Is there anybody out there??? Just nod if you can hear me..
Right back to Mr. O’Brien.. 5th Villagers record out on the 20th of August with a really nice Irish Shops Only Vinyl.. Tickets for the Opera House still about maybe.. From what I have heard so far of ‘Fever Dreams’ it’s beautiful.. Here is ‘So Simpatico’ from the album.. Let this wash over you.. Beautiful song.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bguJJOGdAwU



Integral also for the 20th of August have a new JAMES MCMURTRY album on New West ‘The Horses and the Hounds’. There are some really limited reissues by THE KNIFE ‘Deep Cuts’ and ‘Silent Shout’ as well as ROYKSOPP’s class ‘Meoldy A.M’ and lastly via Mute is MARTIN GORE’s ‘The Third Chimpanzee Remixed’ on CD and coloured vinyl..

Sin more or less é for this week folks,
If I don’t see ye later in the week, see ye soon
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane,
musiczone.ie

New Bob Dylan, Pixies And War On Drugs Releases, Niamh Regan Live Performance Announcement 1

Hi folks,
Hope all is well enough with ye… Going to start this week with last week’s dinner.. Apologies once again to those of ye we let down.. Sorry I am talking about the Whipping Boy reissue on vinyl for 3rd of Sept.. To cut a long story short the late land distribution company got caught out by demand (the retailers knew).. I believe less than 80 copies are going to be in the country on vinyl for the 3rd of September now.. One shop could have sold them!! Anyway, we always want a firm number of records we can sell and in this case also we kept asking.. 100 Copies.. That was the hope.. Went on the site and on sale at 11AM.. 6 hours later, bad news a far far cry from 100… Pules apart.. Anyway let’s park Sept 3, vinyl 2nd press now for late November.. Guaranteed the 100 copies for then so the list is full open.. Email us if you want to get a copy from us.. Crucial going forward that shops are allocated quantities so they do not oversell and look like Trotter’s independent trading company New York – Paris – Caro – Cork… Anyway the winter will be here soon enough..

Right moving onto releases for this Friday 23rd of July.. We will have new releases by KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD (vinyl not till August), ANNE-MARIELEON BRIDGERSDREAM THEATER, DAVID CROSBY (CD only for now), HEAVY WATER, DARKSIDEPIROSHKACHRISTONE KINGFISH INGRAM (CD only for now)a 4AD Compilation  and the PAUL MCCARTNEY ‘III Imagined’ release.. There are reissues by THE UNDERTONESSTONE TEMPLE PILOTSPJ HARVEY / JOHN PARISHTHE SHINSR.E.M. ‘Radio Free Europe’ 7” (a few copies still remaining)EVA CASSIDY, MUDHONEYTHE LLOYD MCNEIL QUARTETTHE WEDDING PRESENT CD/DVDENIGMA2PACDEXTER GORDON, and GLEN CAMPBELL.



Video for last week’s releases now up on Youtube at the following link : 
https://youtu.be/jcLYOCYkb48


And out for release on the 30th of July are new records by BILLIE EILISHLUMPPRINCELEON BRIDGESDURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONSJACKSON BROWNE (CD Only until Aug 6 for Vinyl), VADERSON VOLTa PEACHES 7′‘, DEE SNIDERYOLANATHANIEL RATELIFF, and the new ARETHA FRANKLIN compilation.. There are reissues by THIN LIZZY, MUDHONEYGEEZER BUTLERTHE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRAMARILLIONPANIC! AT THE DISCO, BRIAN FERRYERASUREFELA KUTISPACEMEN 3, SCRITTI POLITTI, and the OLIVIA RODRIGO debut gets it’s vinyl release..

Right so moving onto releases for the 6th of August (Raymond is on hols that day / week or so).. UMC / Virgin have a deluxe reissue of BRIAN MAY’s debut album ‘Back To The Light’ remastered by bob Ludwig.. There is a limited edition Collectors Box which has a heavyweight coloured vinyl, the remastered CD plus a bonus disc of alternate versions and B-Sides, plus an exclusive pin badge.. Also available as a 1CD, 2CD or 1LP… Virgin have the rescheduled MR. JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST album also.. The biggie from Universal for the 6th of August is without a doubt the deluxe remix of GEORGE HARRISON’s ‘All Things Must Pass’.. The best ex-beatles record of the lot?? Dhani Harrison says the remix transforms the album by socially upgrading it.. Making it sound brighter and fuller.. The super deluxe 8LP collects 70 tracks, a 60 page scrapbook handwritten lyrics, diary entries, studio notes and a poster.. 5CD boxset contains more or less the same.. There is a 5LP3LPLimited 3CD, and 2CD version also…



UMC have 2 O.M.D reissues on vinyl of Liberator and Universal.. These LPs haven’t been available on vinyl since their original release in the 90s.. A couple of Bluenote Ton Poet Audiophile vinyl reissues through uni also for August 6th… SONNY CLARK ‘My Conception’ and MCCOY TYNRER ‘Expansions’... Those are all analogue releases from original master tapes.. Uni also have a MAX RICHTER ‘Exiles’ 2LP release

Warner for the 6th of August have LCD SOUNDSYSTEM ‘The Long Good Bye : Live At Madison Square Garden’ 10th Anniversary repress on 5LP Box Set or on 3CD Set for the first time.. The full four hour show from that staggering night in NYC…



Inside Recordings have the vinyl release of the new JACKSON BROWNE album ‘Downhill From Everywhere’… Nuclear Blast have a reissue of ‘Once’ by NIGHTWISH as a 2CD, 2LP or 4CD remastered reissue.. BMG have a new STAIND live album on CD or Double LP.. There is a CD version of THE FLAMING LIPS ‘The Soft Bulletin’ also through WEA for August 6th

Sony for the 6th of August have a new BARBRA STREISAND album ‘Release Me 2’ on CD and vinyl... Sony have the vinyl release of the MODEST MOUSE album ‘The Golden Casket’ on DLP black vinyl and lastly SHUNSUKE KIDE releases Demon’s Souls Soundtrack on vinyl..

Live music people yes live music in the siopa (most likely) or maybe outside the siopa (depends)… We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will have NIAMH REGAN in with us for a performance on Friday the 30th of July at 4PM… Take Note Friday The 30th of July at 4PM… Because of everything going on in the world an expression of interest in this would be huge help (to book your spot type of thing.. free performance).. So it would be great if you want to come in, email us to book a spot.. A little about Niamh.. A Galway native, her debut album ‘Hemet‘ was released just before Covid I think, early 2020 sometime, the record was nominated for the Choice Irish Music Album Of The Year 2020.. The album is in one word, super… Was one of the shop’s favourite albums from last year, we are all big fans.. Here is ‘Freeze Frame’ from the album performed on the Late Late Show a few months back..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl4eOIubHtg



Let us know if you want to pop into the performance.. Niamh will sign copies of ‘Hemet’ on LP and CD on the day and if you can’t make it in and want a copy signed, we can sort that also.. Sin sin.. Hope to see you on Friday the 30th at 4!

The Orchard for the 6th of August have new albums from WILLY MASONWILL YOUNG and HIPPO CAMPUS

Integral for the 6th of August have a reissue of DRIVE-BY-TRUCKERS ‘Plan 9 Records July 13’ on New West… The band played an in-store for the 25th Anniversary of their local shop… Available to Indies Shops like us on Spring Green coloured 3LP.. Originally was available as a very limited and long sold out vinyl only pressing (a few hardcore shop heads bought these vinyl off me back in the day but for more than 40 quid i’d say!!) now available on CD and coloured for first time on New West…

It has been tame enough for releases for last few weeks, and the next few weeks.. But boy oh boy does Bobby have some announcements for ye this week… Throw your wallet in the sea.. You could be better off.. There is a rake of biggies announced!! One release I have to pass comment on is the new WAR ON DRUGS album.. It concerns me to be honest. The pricing concerns me, it is bad for business. With a capital full stop. It is an awful lot of money for an album.. Indies Only at 48 or 50 euro… Single album.. 10 tracks… Sure folks are going to walk away for that.. It is simply too expensive.. We are very competitive here in Ireland as VAT and Import fees from UK make it way worse… Rough Trade are 40 and 45 sterling for standard and indies.. Would cost you 60-70 euro with VAT and fee plus postage to get it over here.. So €50 looks okay in that regard… I’m okay with brand new albums for the €30-40 bracket now in today’s world… If you use the inflation calculator from 40 years ago the price of a nice release vinyl record would correlate to between 35-40 euros in today’s money… It’s the extra 25% on top is the problem.. Billie Eilish new album is out on the 30th July.. If ye could retail at €35 we would sell 25 copies i’d say.. Revenue of €900 lets say… We have 9 names for it at €45.. €400 revenue… War on Drugs would be a 50 copies at €35 but how many copies at €50.. 10ish i’m going to say.. €500 revenue versus €1500 revenue.. For all parties involved, less ales.. The industry as a whole better watch itself as it’s taking it’s gun from it’s holster and taking aim at it’s own foot… It is what it is and I can’t control it… We need to be getting these albums back in price by 25% and stop trying to turn them into gourmet products which you can listen to for free… COLDPLAY have a new album in Bobs announcements and the RRP on the single LP is €28.. Nearly half… Surely royalties are the only cost difference here?? Or maybe I am naive to other stuff.. Anyway Im letting it go folks.. There it’s gone.. Over to Bob.

Hi folks, 
Hope all is safe and well.
As Ray said a few nice ones today to say the least.
Already mentioned we have the brand new WAR ON DRUGS album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’, due late October on CDLP or Indies Exclusive Blue LP. And also mentioned there is the announcement of the new COLDPLAY record ‘Music Of The Spheres’ on CD or Limited Splatter vinyl, this one landing with us October 15th.



So other nice bits. Where do I start? We’ll go with Mode. The next of the DEPECHE MODE 12” Singles Box Sets has been announced and is now up on the website. This time up is the 8 x 12” set for ‘Ultra’ which is due out late September.

Next the next of the BOB DYLAN ‘Bootleg’ Series of Box Sets is up. This time we have Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol.16 : 1980-1985 which documents the Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque era of Mr Dylan. It is coming as a 5CD Set, or as a highlights 2CD or 2LP Vinyl. Due out September 17th.



For all the metal heads out there, a seriously anticipated record has just been announced. Fresh from the press is the announcement of the brand new IRON MAIDEN studio record, ‘Senjutsu’. It’s coming on 2CDDeluxe 2CD Book, 3LP, Indies Coloured 3LP or as a deluxe set. Again a word on the price of the vinyl worth say. Indies LP is €66, just too expensive. Even as a 3LP. Too expensive.

There is another savage TROJAN Box Set released announced for September 3rd, this time up is ‘Reggae Business’, which is out as a 2LP / 2CD / 7” / Book / Memorabilia box.

We have 2 games of fastest fingers first for this week. Two allocated releases. First up, there is a limited green LP reissue of PIXIES ‘Trompe Le Monde’ released for the 30th Anniversary.. Only allocated 10 copies, and 2 people have asked already so only 8 copies for the site. Finally from myself and for the second game of F.F.F, there is a IDLES 7” limited single release for ‘Model Village’ (great track!). Only a few of these on the site as well folks.



That’s it from me for this week folks, back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!

Integral for the 13th of August have DEVENDRA BANHART and NOAH GEORGESON ‘Refuge’ on Dead Oceans, new JOSIENNE CLARKE ‘A Small Unknowable Thing’ on Corduroy Punk Records.. Vinyl in December folks..

Look sin é got this week folks.. Sorry for giving out!!
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
musiczone.ie

A Big Week Of Releases, The Next Metallica Anniversary Release, And Saint Sister Live This Saturday

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well with everyone.
As mentioned last week we have live music and a record signing coming up this Saturday the 26th of June at 4PM.. Yep 4PM Saturday we have SAINT SISTER performing tracks from their beautiful new album ‘Where I Should End’.. We are really looking forward to it… There will be a little PA set up outside the shop and the band will perform some songs for us.. I hope some of ye can join us.. It should be class and hopefully some of the community will support it.. We will provide a refreshment or bring your own if you’d rather.. If you can’t make it in to us and would like a CD or LP signed bt the band just email us and we will sort that also.. Here is ‘The Place That I Work’ from the record.. Really hope yo see ye Saturday.. It will be class.. It’s outside but masks please folks..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfPVNBIcO9o



Right to releases for this Friday the 25th of June.. They include new releases by SAINT SISTERJOHN GRANTKOJAQUELUCY DACUSFAYE WEBSTERHIATUS KAIYOTESOUL JAZZ – COLD WAVE #2HISS GOLDEN MESSENGERSTYXCEDRIC BURNSIDEJACK SAVORETTIJOHN MURRY, DREAM THEATERDEVIN TOWNSEND, PSYCHEDELIC FURS ‘Best Of’, a BEATLES 7”, a STONES 7”. There are reissues by PJ HARVEY, MOTORHEADMADNESS, FLEETWOOD MACGYM CLASS HEROESHAMMERFALLQUEENSRYCHEMILES DAVIS, BILL EVANSTHE DRIFTERSKELLY LEE OWENSKILLING JOKEALAN PARSONS, MY MORNING JACKETSONNY CLARKWES MONTGOMERY, JIMMY SMITHBRIAN SETZER, MOUNT KIMBIE, and THE ROOTS. On the CD front we have new ones from MODEST MOUSE and PICTURE THIS.



Video for last week is up here to view now :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slj-e5iqoTc

Quite a few isn’t there… It is tamer the 2nd of July.. Here is what’s out.. There are new releases from THE GO! TEAMBOBBY GILLESPIE & JEHNNY BETHLAURA MVULAMR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMERAT THE GATESEMMA-JEAN THACKRAY and the soundtrack to ‘Annette’ by SPARKS.. There are reissues from BIG COUNTRY, and CHRISTINE PERFECT.. On the CD front there are releases from TOM PETTY, and a reissue of QUEEN’s ‘Greatest Hits’ on CD or Cassette



Right so moving onto the releases for the 9th of July and we have a big Irish debut record release by INHALER on Polydor, ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’.. It’s available to us on CDStandard Black Vinyl or an Exclusive Pressing for the Irish Market only on Green Vinyl.. It’s lovely when Irish acts / bands do an Irish only press I think.. Villagers have one for the release in August… Shame on me but I didn’t give Inhaler a chance / listen until an hour ago.. But I have them on since and I am really liking the songs and sound to be honest.. Very impressive.. Fine young Irish band to be fair.. Looking forward to the album and ticket also purchased for Cypress Avenue on the 16th of December now.. And the Franks the night after.. Happy days indeed…



Universal also for the 9th of July have the soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe movie ALMOST FAMOUS as a limited 5CD Super Deluxe Box with 47 Songs (some unreleased), or as a limited 2LP vinyl press and a 2CD release also.. UMC have some YELLO vinyl reissues of ‘Pocket Universe’ ‘Zebra’ and ‘Baby’ and they have first timer vinyl pressings of ‘Motion Picture’ and ‘The Eye’… Mercury present THE ROLLING STONES ‘A Bigger Bang’ Live On Copacabana Beach’ live show, biggest in history in front of 1.5 Million people (Free show).. It’s now available on DVD, BluRay, 2CD/DVD2CD/BluRay2CD/2DVD2CD/2BluRay or as a limited 3LP coloured vinyl edition..


Sony for the 9th of July have the new TOM ODELL record on CD, Standard LP or Indies Only Clear vinyl.. Here is ‘Numb’ from the new album entitled ‘Monsters’.. It is definitely edgier, darker stuff from Mr. Odell.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh6cqC0mWm8

Sony also have the vinyl release of the latest MILEY CYRUS album ‘Plastic Hearts’.. Now there is someone who knows a thing or two about getting edgier and darker… Supported to be a fine album you know.. Here is the title track from the album.. It’s been delayed again and again on vinyl, but due now on the 9th of July..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vStru2voDjY

Integral for the 9th of July have early KING GIZZARD as well as a brand new album by THE WALLFLOWERS, and a new JON HOPKINS’ EP ‘Piano Versions’…

The Orchard for the 9th of July has LUCINDA WILLIAMS ‘Lu’s Jukebox Vol. 2 : Southern Soul – From Memphis to Muscle Shoals’.. Some great tracks on this.. Proceeds (some) going to music venues to support them during a tough time for them.. Lucinda is recovering from a stroke (a fairly serious one) late last year and is now starting to play the guitar again.. 2nd in her series here of live full band covers albums… 
Orchard also have some DEATH vinyl reissues and lastly BTS have a new release also..

ROM for the 9th of July have the excellent NEWDAD EP ‘Waves’ on Fair Youth Records.. This Galway 4 Piece are definitely worth keeping an eye on.. Excellent opening offering from them.. Here is ‘I Don’t Recognise You’ from the EP… Cracking tune.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hgdGDPhbx4



Republic of Music also have a SHARON VAN ETTEN 7” single ‘Let’s Go / Somethings Lost’ on green vinyl, and there is a 20th Anniversary version of TURIN BRAKES ‘The Optimist LP’ on indies only vinyl.. Republic of Music also have a MILES DAVIS ‘Jazz Monuments’ 4LP remastered boxset..

Warner for the 9th of July have the 20th Anniversary Remix Vinyl reissue of MUSE’s ‘Origin Of Symmetry’.. Great Album.. Fine band, as talented a front man as you will find (thought the bass player how to play bass as wanted him in the band).. The shop was only born when this album was released so one of the first albums I spent money on (shop money!).. Sounded good then and sounds good now…



Warner also have a JETHRO TULL reissue of ‘A’, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS ”Tiny Music.. Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop” also on Rhino / Atlantic 3CD/LP, 2CD and CD versions available…The TEN YEARS AFTER 10CD Boxset and reissue of THE MONKEES debut LP also pushed back to July 9th now..

I’m going to hand ye over to Bobby now and I do believe he has a host of stuff to entice with so i’ll let him at it..

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping well
A fair few nice bits out alright this week! We’ll start off with the next in the series of the METALLICA Anniversary reissues and sets. This time up is 1991’s classic ‘The Black Album’, with a fair few formats for the 30th Anniversary of the LP. There will be a CD Remaster, Vinyl 2LP RemasterDeluxe 3CD with bonus content, and the Super Deluxe Set featuring 5LPs, a 10”, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-Page Hardcover book and a host of bits of memorabilia. Serious amount of unreleased demo, session and live bits throughout.



As well as this box set to celebrate the anniversary, there is also a new covers album being released entitled ‘Metallica : The Blacklist’. It is being released as a 7LP Vinyl Set or as a 4CD set, and will feature covers of tracks from the classic album by artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, Idles, St. Vincent, Biffy Clyro, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Jason Isbell and many more.

Moving on from Metallica! We also now have up on the site for pre-order the upcoming album from Blur / Gorrilaz front man DAMON ALBARN, ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’. There are a few formats again here, including CDCassetteVinylIndies White Vinyl, and a limited Deluxe Box Set (box set features the White Vinyl and a bonus 7” with extra tracks from the recording session). This is due out November 12th.



Also announced in the last week or so is the brand new album from LORDE. ‘Solar Power’ is the third album output from the New Zealand singer, and it is released as a Music Box Edition (a new format as far as I can see, and an interesting one. 100% biodegradable casing, which contains the Hi-Res Album Download with Bonus Tracks + Access to Exclusive Content, a Fold-Out Poster, and a 32 Page Booklet with a Limited 4 Card Set. No CD, no physical format really, but the download card with extra bits). There is also a standard Vinyl pressing and a limited Indies Vinyl. We were given allocations on the Indies Vinyl, so once they’re gone they’re gone. Fastest Fingers first on this one i’m afraid.

On the CD front, there a 2 upcoming releases from Sabbath bassist GEEZER BUTLER, one being a 1CD ‘Very Best Of’, and also a 4CD set ‘Manipulations of the Mind : The Complete Collection’. This features all 3 of Geezer’s solo albums, with a bonus CD of rare and unreleased material.

Last but no least, we have two savage Irish releases up on the site for this week. First up is the excellent debut EP release from Cork’s own THE LOVE BUZZ, ‘Here Comes The Scum’. We’ve been spinning this a lot in the shop since RSD when the lads dropped it in to us. Really catchy tunes, punky / 90s feel throughout but full of songs with great hooks. Really well record and produced, huge sounding. Well worth keeping an eye on these lads. It’s with us on CD or Limited Coloured Vinyl. Check out single ‘Harp’ here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AjysjWAUYQ

And finally from mise, another lovely Irish release which is due out July 2nd is ‘Love in These Times’, the debut solo record from Revelino frontman and writer BRENDAN TALLON. I’m really enjoying the lead single ‘American Strings’, so i’m really looking forward to hearing the rest of this release once it lands in with us. Really sounding great! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Edmqa_cyYg

That’s it from me for this week folks, plenty more again already for next week. Releases starting to ramp up.
Back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bobby!
Right so Integral for the 16th of July have the legendary partnership of BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY & MATT SWEENEY for the follow up to their 2005 classic ‘Superwolf’, with 2021’s ‘Supewolves’.. Here is ‘Make Worry For Me’ from the album out Via Domino.. CD, Vinyl and an Indies Only Ocean Blue Vinyl with download codes also… A newsletter on the codes… Another day though…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weF8pfFnCK8

Integral also have a new ALDOUS HARDING 7” ‘Old Peel’ out via 4AD..

Sin é this week really folks,
Hope to see a few of ye on Saturday..
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
P.S a young customer of ours AJ sent us a email to tell us that on the 26th June 2020 he picked up a guitar for the very first time.. This Saturday he releases his debut album (only on the streaming services) to mark the anniversary of picking up a guitar.. 14 songs written and recorded by himself.. Jaysus fair play AJ.. Here is ‘Hope Thats Never Lost’ from the album by AJ Whelan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2YAG3q3Sls

George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’, A Saint Sister Live Out-Store, And Joni’s ‘Reprise’ Box

Hi everyone,
Hope the form is good… Well thanks to all of ye who supported the shop over the weekend (Saturday for Record Store Day) it was a fabulous day… Thanks so much.. I think nearly everyone was in good form and nearly everyone got what they hoped they would get.. I appreciate it was more queuing than other years.. Again we can thank Covid for that.. Traditionally we flood the shop at 8AM and normal it is settled by 9AM or 9:15 but because we had to limited numbers in-store it created a bottle neck outside and delays.. Those folks that starting queuing around 8AM were probably worse effected with nearly 1 and 3/4 hours wait for some.. Having said that I found people’s form was good and felt there was a cracking atmosphere and in-store in was more serene.. Apologies to those we delayed we done our best.. I know there was a good few folks arrived between 8 and 9 and saw the queue and said f**k that but hopefully next year if you arrive at 8:15 then you just walk into a wedged shop… Look the weather was on our side, smiles were on most faces, and it is another big boat for me.. Or how much is Arsenal going for again?? (Don’t start me on that ye’d have to dig me out of here..)

Anyways, sincerely thanks for the support and laughs, we do it all again on Saturday July 17th albeit to a lesser extent… Two thirds of the releases were Drop 1 and about one third on Drop 2.. Anyways, thank you..

Right so releases for the 18th of June include new releases by NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLISFRANK ZAPPAMATT SWEENEY & BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, KINGS OF CONVENIENCE, HELLOWEENJOAN ARMATRADING, STYX, EMERSON LAKE & PALMERFISH GO DEEP, CLINT MANSELL & CLINT WALSH, KID CUDICZARFACE & MF DOOMGARY KEMPFEAR FACTORY, and THE TROJAN STORY Vinyl and CD box sets.. There are reissues by THE MONKEES, ARETHA FRANKLINDEACON BLUECHARLES MINGUSALAN PARSONS, E.S.T, PINK FLOYD.. On the CD front there is a TEN YEARS AFTER 10CD SetRICH ROBINSON Deluxe CD reissues, and CD/DVD packs from THE MOODY BLUES, PACO & JOHN and BODY COUNT & ICE T…



And moving onto releases for the 25th of June which includes the beautiful new SAINT SISTER album ‘Where I Should End’… Here is ‘Karaoke Song’ from the new record 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF4H-fAb70I
We have a treat in-store for ye folks!! Well actually out-store! Saturday June 26th at 4PM, mark it in ye’r diary please… Have ye got it done?? I’ll give ye a few seconds more.. Saturday June 26th at 4PM the Music Zone Community is invited to attend an out-store of live music by SAINT SISTER.. Yep a little gig in the carpark and a signing by the band of their new record afterwards.. Starved of live music?? Well here’s a lovely opportunity to catch a few beautiful tunes from a really talented homegrown act.. Personally looking forward to it.. We will provide a refreshment or two.. Really hope a few of ye can make it in.. Outside gig out-store.. First out-store really! Exciting!! Here’s a bit on the album 

Self-produced and self-released, every inch of Saint Sister’s sophomore record, Where I Should End, belongs to them. Written on and off the tour cycle of their 2018 debut LP Shape of Silence, the album seeks to find meaning in a world that doesn’t stand still. And although the stories behind the songs stem from the unravelling and rebuilding of relationships while on the road, Where I Should End finds harpist/arranger Gemma Doherty and vocalist/songwriter Morgana MacIntyre in a place of great certainty, and performing at their peak. The duo, feeling boxed-in by the descriptor “atmosfolk” (a term coined for Saint Sister around their 2015 Madrid EP), challenged themselves to create a distinctive shift in their sound with their new album. On Where I Should End, Doherty and MacIntyre built upon their already evocative, entwining vocals and rich, atmospheric melodies to craft varied and resonant soundscapes that radiate with a breathtaking new warmth.



Right the rest of the releases for the 25th include new releases by JOHN GRANTKOJAQUELUCY DACUSFAYE WEBSTERHIATUS KAIYOTESOUL JAZZ – COLD WAVE #2HISS GOLDEN MESSENGERSTYXCEDRIC BURNSIDE, JACK SAVORETTIJOHN MURRY, DREAM THEATER, DEVIN TOWNSENDPSYCHEDELIC FURS ‘Best Of’a BEATLES 7”a STONES 7”. There are reissues by PJ HARVEYMOTORHEAD, MADNESSFLEETWOOD MACGYM CLASS HEROES, HAMMERFALL, QUEENSRYCHEMILES DAVISBILL EVANS, THE DRIFTERSKELLY LEE OWENSKILLING JOKE, ALAN PARSONS, MY MORNING JACKETSONNY CLARKWES MONTGOMERYJIMMY SMITHBRIAN SETZERMOUNT KIMBIE, and THE ROOTS. On the CD front we have new ones from MODEST MOUSE and PICTURE THIS.

Right so releases for the 2nd of July.. Sony have the interesting release by BOBBY GILLESPIE & JEHNNY BETH ‘Utopian Ashes’ on CD, Vinyl or Indies Clear Vinyl also… Here is ‘Remember We Were Lovers’ from the collaboration from the Primal Scream and Savages front folk..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me_UI2l3b14



Sony also have the sound track to the movie ‘Annette’ .. Music done by SPARKS for the soundtrack and it’s on CD, Standard LP or Indies LP also..

Warner for the 2nd of July have one or two in fact for BIG COUNTRY fans.. A reissue of early nineties album ‘Buffalo Skinners’ on 2LP on ADA and I believe a first timer on vinyl for live album ‘Without the Aid Of A Safety Net’ mainly from the Barrowlands in Glasgow in 1994.. This got a 2CD release in the 00s but I don’t think was ever out on vinyl.. 3LP version release now on ADA..

Rhino / Warner have the JONI MITCHELL ‘Reprise Albums Box Set (1968-1971).. The great lady’s first four albums on Reprise.. ‘Song To A Seagull’, ‘Clouds’, ‘Ladies Of The Canyon’ and ‘Blue’… When I say that ‘great’ lady, I truly mean it.. Amazing, talented, brilliant, flawed, inspiring human-being.. Ah Joni I could write a whole newsletter.. The boxset is out on Blue’s 50th Birthday as a 4LP set or 4CD Set… Here is ‘Little Green’ from ‘Blue’.. I’m telling something most of ye know but this is for  the small few of ye that don’t know.. This is a song she wrote for her child that she had given up for adoption.. “There’ll be icicles and birthday clothes sometimes there’ll be sorrow”.. If this song doesn’t get yeah a little bit, very few will.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTxUrDtoPP0



East/West via Warner have the new LAURA MVULA album ‘Pink Noise’ on CD, Orange Indies Vinyl and standard Pink Vinyl.. Reissue on CD also of TOM PETTY’s ‘Angel Dream’

Orchard for the 2nd of July have the brand new AT THE GATES album ‘The Nightmare of Being’ on CD, Mediabook 2CD, Black Vinyl with Poster or a limited 2LP Coloured Vinyl / 3CD Box Set Art Book..

Integral for the 2nd of July have new ones from EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY and THE GO! TEAM as well as nice reissues by TREES SPEAK…

Uni for the 2nd of July have not sent out the releases properly yet as I do this, but I know there is a reissue of QUEEN’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Vol 1 on CD, jewel box with 12 page booklet and also released as a Cassette (I had it back in the day!!), clear cassette with 6 panel inlay.. Uni also have MR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST ‘The Lockett’ new album on CD or LP..

I’ll have ye over to Bobby now and he will run through announcements and further down road niceties.. I know this is some folks favourite bit of the newsletter but Paul you might want to close your eyes this week… It comes with a money health warning!!

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the good weather!
Few biggies being announced today. Ray has ye warned.
Kicking us off this week is my own personal favourite Solo-Beatle record getting a long awaited reissue for it’s 50th Anniversary. The excellent ‘All Things Must Pass’ by GEORGE HARRISON is due out in August on a fair few formats. There will be 2CD3CDDeluxe 5CD SetStandard 3LP VinylDeluxe 5LP Vinyl, and a Super Deluxe 8LP Vinyl Box Set. The deluxe formats feature a host of unreleased demos, session outtakes and jams. Due to be released on August 6th.



There is a vinyl print due of THIN LIZZY’s ‘Greatest Hits’ now announced for release via Universal at the end of July, a nice one which we never have had before. There is also a reissue coming (again long awaited) of PEARL JAM’s ‘No Code’. This was released when their catalogue was reissued in what must be around 2016, but it quickly sold out and for some reason was the only one that wasn’t repressed. Have struggled to get it ever since, but hopefully back for good this time! 



Some other nice reissues include a limited run of ROYKSÖPP’s ‘Melody AM’ (only get a small few of these in), a limited coloured vinyl reissue of CHRISTINE PERFECT’s 1970 self titled album (Christine Perfect, a.k.a Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac fame), and of HEAVY STEREO’s 1996 album ‘Deja Voodoo’ as a deluxe 2CD Book or Clear Vinyl. Heavy Stereo was Mr Gem Archer’s project on Creation in the mid-nineties, before going on the join Oasis, Beady Eye and Noely G’s High Flying Birds. Great guitar player, have never heard this myself so looking forward to it!

Warner have just announced the debut album by MAISIE PETERS’ which is coming on CD or White Coloured Vinyl, signed to Mr. Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records.

Lastly, on the Irish front we have two nice releases. THE ZEN ARCADE release their new EP ‘High Fidelity’ on limited edition hot pink coloured vinyl. 3 members of the band were in The Strypes before the band called it a day in 2019. I have met the lads plenty of times throughout the years at Strypes gigs, and not only are they incredibly talented, they really a lovely bunch of lads. Looking forward to hearing this new project, and hopefully getting to a gig of theirs in the future! Check out single ‘Don’t Say A Word’ here : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtY-Y-wL1U



Also from on the Irish front we have the new EP release from Dublin Post-Punk group SCATTERED ASHEScalled ‘Parallel Lines’, pressed on limited red vinyl and released through their own Fatal Vision label. Here is the title track from the EP :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFyzqDvH_iM

These two releases are due to be shipped to the shop on the 22nd of June, so should have stock shortly!

Our Playlist for new releases for July 2nd is also now live at the following link :
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASES JULY 2ND 2021

That’s it from me week for this week folks, back to the boss-man!

Integral for the 9th of July have the debut album by Australia’s THE GOOD SAX ‘Mirror II’ on indies vinyl and CD via Matador, early recordings from KING GIZZARD ‘Teenage Gizzard’ on ATO, they have a brand new album by THE WALLFLOWERS called ‘Exit Wounds’ on New West Records on CD, LP, Indies LP and lastly there is an interesting JON HOPKINS covers EP which he compiled reimaginings of some of his favourite songs…

Sin é for this week really folks,
Thanks as always for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
musiczone.ie

RSD Week Is Upon Us! New Saint Sister and Orla Gartland, and a Buena Vista Social Club 25th Anniversary

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well.. Big newsletter this evening.. RSD Newsletter… Where do I start?? Well it’s on this Saturday the 12th of June is as good a place as any to start.. Where Raymond?? Out in the good shuttle musiczone.ie in Deanrock in To(u)her and importantly from 6PM on the aul’ website.. Cén t-am Raymond?? The siopa will open at 8AM Saturday morning but we can only leave 4 or 5 in at a time (as we obviously can’t flood the shop).. (No pun intended there).. We would ask folk to try get in and out in 10/15 minutes as others are waiting outside… Myself, Bob & Shane are on site to help ye get sorted… We will try make it as smooth as possible… So Saturday at 8AM in the shop, and then online from 6PM..

What about the stock Raymond?? Here is the fun part.. Loads landed safe and good I reckon 80%… But delays a plenty.. I’ll try my best here to update but with 500 seasons in one day, Brexit, it is a bit all over the shop.. Here are some titles that are tight on stock to start with.. Amy Winehouse Remixes,, Haim 7”, Arianna Live, Def Leppard Live, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Robert Plant, Status Quo, Tears for Fears, War Child Help EP, Belle & Sebastian, Shame, Mogwai, Freddie Gibbs, Stooges, Toots, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene, Prince… (Ash is moved to Drop 2, as is Stones ‘Hot Rocks’ and numerous other small releases..

There are quite a few titles that have not shipped yet (Wednesday!!) that are still supposed to be here for Drop 1 like Amy Winehouse, Mark Lanegan, Rage Against The Machine, Prince, Belly, Elastica, Tune-Yards, Add N To X.. The Reps think / hope they will be here by Saturday..

The Orchard let us down for titles again this year and they don’t know how it happened.. They uploaded our order on the day I sent it to them (30th April) confirmed to me that they received the order but then it disappeared.. The Russians??.. MI5, CIA could all be involved.. Anyway was on it early enough to save some but we will be getting no stock of Tom Tom Club, Richard Hell or The Sword and a few small bits.. Motley Crue gone to July Drop 2…

Plastichead (a big problem pre-Brexit.. worse since) have let us down and every shop in the UK as well from what I can gather, so sorry to say but there will not be RSD releases with us for Elvis – Cafe, Elvis – Mad Prof, Howard Jones 12”, Iggy Pop – Channel Boston… Four nice titles but sorry not going to happen for us and believe me did we try… Painful stuff.. Sorry.. Forewarned is forearmed.. Great craic this isn’t it… That’s a lot of the bad / iffy news.. Plenty of good news… Sorry just got the news that these are now Drop 2 : Beastie Boys, Yusuf, Don Davis & John Martin..

On to the better news!! Done well on the Fontaines release and I think the Wolf Alice new album and RSD are landing sometime later this week..

So I suppose if an album isn’t mentioned in the iffy pages then it should be good… I suppose most folks support the shop for what it is on the day.. A celebration of local record shops (We are one of them)… Rest assured we have done what we can do to try and secure every record wish listed and succeeded in 80 to 90% of cases.. Hope to see Saturday either in person or online… If emailing me over the coming days I will try get you an answer and I apologise if my reply is brief!!

Right so, moving onto releases for this Friday the 11th of June (As said earlier we hope to have the new WOLF ALICE also)… Releases for 11th of June include new releases by NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDSRHIANNON GIDDENSSLEATER-KINNEYJOE BONAMASSALUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REALGARBAGEALESSANDRO CORTINIJESSIE WARE, JOANA SERRATMAROON 5, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, BRAD MEHLDAU & THE ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, JULIAN LAGEDUSTIN O’HALLORANMARINA, and the CRUELLA OST on CD.. There are Reissues by SIGUR ROS, DR. FEELGOOD, THE MINUTESTHE SHINS, SPIRITUALIZEDDEF LEPPARDKISSMARK MORRISONLANTERNS ON THE LAKE, GHOSTBUSTERS 2 OST, and the Super Deluxe BLACK SABBATH ‘Sabotage’ sets.. There is also a 5CD set release from ASIA..



Video from last week’s releases is up here now :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LSRrILkP7o&ab_channel=MusicZone

And releases for the 18th of June include new releases by NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLISFRANK ZAPPAMATT SWEENEY & BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, KINGS OF CONVENIENCE, HELLOWEENJOAN ARMATRADING, STYX, EMERSON LAKE & PALMERFISH GO DEEP, CLINT MANSELL & CLINT WALSH, KID CUDICZARFACE & MF DOOMGARY KEMPFEAR FACTORY, and THE TROJAN STORY Vinyl and CD box sets.. There are reissues by THE MONKEES, ARETHA FRANKLINDEACON BLUECHARLES MINGUSALAN PARSONS, E.S.T, PINK FLOYD.. On the CD front there is a TEN YEARS AFTER 10CD SetRICH ROBINSON Deluxe CD reissues, and CD/DVD packs from THE MOODY BLUES, PACO & JOHN and BODY COUNT & ICE T…



Right so moving onto the 25th of June… Via Proper we have the new SAINT SISTER album ‘Where I Should End’, which is the follow up to the excellent debut album ‘Shape Of Silence’.. Here is ‘Oh My God Oh Canada’ from the new record… Beautiful stuff again.. Really looking forward to this release..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dojrpWuhQrs



Universal for the 25th of June have the new CD (only for now) by PICTURE THIS ‘Life in Colour’ album number three out on Island.. They also have the brand new JACK SAVORETTI album ‘Europiana’ on CD or LP through E.M.I.. Uni via UMC have the next in the PJ HARVEY reissue series, this time with the 7th studio album ‘White Chalk’.. So there is the album reissue and as a separate LP or CD a collection of unreleased demos.. ‘The Demos’ and the LP reissue of the album both include a download..



UMC also have some QUEENSRYCHE reissues.. ‘Operation : Mindcrime’ and ‘Empire’.. These are reissued as limited CD/DVD Boxsets, Double LPs or as Double CDs… Debut album by DRUG STORE ROMEOS also out which could be an interesting also on Fiction… Polydor have the Original Cast Recording of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’s ‘Cinderella’ and Concord have a BILL EVANS 5CD box set as well as an uncovered album ‘On A Friday Evening’ on CD Or Vinyl... Spinefarm have a 3LP Green vinyl reissue of Killing Joke’s ‘Pylon’ and UMC have a deluxe reissue of the second album by THE ROOTS ‘Do You Want More?!!!’.. Lastly form Uni there are some Bluenote LP reissues by SONNY CLARK with ‘Cool Struttin’, and JIMMY SMITH’s ‘Back In The Chicken Shack’.. All under the Uni umbrella for the June 25th releases..

Republic of Music for the 25th have the new JOHN MURRY album ‘The Stars Are God’s Bullet Holes’ on CD and Indies Only Vinyl.. There is a repress of KELLY LEE OWEN’s self titled LP on coloured vinyl also... Lastly from ROM for the 25th of June is the 10th Anniversary Expanded Vinyl of MOUNT KIMBIE’s ‘Crooks & Lovers’ as a 3LP Edition..

Sony for the 25th of June have the MODEST MOUSE album on CD only for now ‘The Golden Casket’ it is called.. Here is ‘We Are Between’ from the new record.. Vinyl due out late August..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYI9cVpReJo

The Orchard for the 25th of June have a live DREAM THEATER ‘Lost, Not Forgotten : Live in Japan’ on CD or Indies Only 2LP/CD.. They also have a DEVIN TOWNSEND ‘Devolution Series #2 – Galatic Quarantine’ on CD/BluRay or Gatefold 2LP/CD..

Cargo for the 25th of June have the new HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER record ‘Quietly Blowing It’ on Merge and it’s out on CD, LP or Indies Only LP.. There is a new CEDRIC BURNSIDE also and a  BEATLES Live 7′‘ and a STONES Live 7” also...

PIAS for the 25th of June have the new JOHN GRANTFAYE WEBSTERHIATUS KAIYOTELUCY DACUSROSE CITY BAND as well as reissues by MY MORNING JACKET, PETER MURPHY, and the debut release by KOJAQUE also..



Warner for the 25th have a new album by HAMMERFALL as well as a host of reissues by BRIAN SETZER (Stray Cats), FLEETWOOD MAC ‘Live’, GYM CLASS HEROES ‘As Cruel As School Children’MADNESS ‘The Rise and Fall’ 4th Studio album (some say their best) on BMG, MILES DAVIS’ ‘Merci Miles : Live at Vienne’ on Rhino as a 2CD or 2LP.. Last live show 2 months before his death in September 1991.. MOTORHEAD’s ‘No Sleep Till Hammersmith’ is being reissued on the 25th of june also as a 2CD, 4CD Boxset or 3LP through BMG, there is a DRIFTER’s reissue ‘Golden Hits’ and TOTO’s ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ as a transparent vinyl or CD/BluRay..



Going to hand you over to Bobby now to see if he has much this week for ye..

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well!
Looking forward to this Saturday! 
A few nice bits again up this week now for pre-order. As Ray mentioned earlier, the new SAINT SISTER record is due in for release on the 25th, and we’re delighted that there is also a vinyl pressing of the excellent debut record ‘Shape of Silence’ also due into us in the coming weeks. A really nice listen and one we haven’t had on vinyl before so delighted to get a few copies!

Another cracking release from the Irish front is the debut album announced today by ORLA GARTLAND, titled ‘Woman On The Internet’. The album is due in in August in the good siopa and is released on CD or LP. Check out the single ‘Zombie!’ below, fierce catchy track! Really looking forward to hearing the rest of the album! : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpZv3BV1jxE



There is a cracking reissue of BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB’s self titled release due to us in September for the 25th Anniversary of the brilliant album. It is coming as an expanded 2CD, 2LP or a lovely 2CD/2LP/Book Box Set.



And finally from myself for this week, now up for pre-order on the site and due in to us in July is the brand new album ‘Sob Rock’ from JOHN MAYER. This one is being released on CDLP or Indies Only Clear LP. Serious 80s vibes from the lead single ‘Last Train Home’ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Ne5dVDfLM

Our weekly Spotify Playlist is now up for releases for June 25th, a long one this week with 35 tracks! Be sure to give us a follow to keep up with all our playlists! :
MUSIC ZONE – NEW RELEASE PLAYLIST : JUNE 25TH 2021

That’s it from myself for this week, back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob!
Lastly so, PIAS for the 2nd of July has EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY’s debut album ‘Yellow’ on Matador and the brand new album from THE GO! TEAM ‘Get Up Sequences : Part 1‘ via Memphis Industries.. Indies Only Coloured Vinyl available.. Lastly Soul Jazz Records have some TREES SPEAK coloured Vinyl reissues..

Sin é for this week folks,
Hope to see ye over the next week and bare with us as we have tried our best
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
musiczone.ie

New Manics, Prince Reissue, A Few RSD Updates And It’s Lovely To Be Back

Hi Everyone
Hope everyone is doing ok.. It’s lovely to have the doors back open in the shop, more lovely than I would have thought.. It is a lot more relaxed this way.. Just more natural folks seem more relaxed… It’s great, trade has been good but not hectic, the weekend is coming though.. So the opening hours are 10-6 inclusive Monday to Saturday and I think it’s 11-4 on a Sunday Bob is it?? It is 11-4 indeed boss-man!
Phone is 021-4967119 and email is shop@musiczone.ie

Bits of info on RSD is starting to filter back to me so I will give it to ye folks as I get it.. Small Faces release is a UK only release so zero coming across the water.. I am in communication with a few companies that we have had Brexit issues with trying to iron out our RSD orders.. I will communicate with you if a wish listed record is caught up or in trouble.. I have attempted to get evert single wish listed record, so I will communicate ones that fail (it will only be a small percentage).. Pity there are no bands or party atmosphere this year.. Hopefully next year.. We are open which is the main thing.. I’ll update more as the weeks slip by.. It is 3 weeks on Saturday now..


Universal were in touch about allocations at the titles that are (slightly) problematic (whereas wish lists exceed or are more or less the same as what will be supplied) includes Amy Winehouse – Remixes, Arianna Live, Def Leppard Live, Elton John, Haim 7”, Lady Gaga, Robert Plant, Status Quo, Tears For Fears, War Child Help EP.. So if these are NB for you, set the alarm folks and make your way as early as possible to the good yacht musiczone.ie… I’m just giving the info!! Universal have 2 new additions to the RSD June 12th Drop.. I’m not taking wish lists.. There is a Rolling Stones ‘A Bigger Bang – Live’ 10” Picture Disc, 2 track live unreleased single.. We will only have 5 copies.. There is also a Arianna Grande Live Album on CD format.. We are just getting 2 copies!! Still no show for RSD from the forgotten man of music.. How quick people move on.. I really thought Ricky martin might have a release this year.. Livin’ La Vida Loca folks 12” remix or something..

Anyways, here are the releases for the good yacht for this Friday the 21st of May. There are new releases by GRUFF RHYSJOHN HIATT & THE JERRY DOUGLAS BANDMDOU MOCTARGARY NUMAN, COUNTING CROWS EP, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, LAMBCHOPLORD HURON as well as reissues by my bloody valentine, DESMOND DEKKER AND THE SPECIALS and a limited 7” remix of ‘Seven Nation Army’ by THE WHITE STRIPES



And here are the releases for the 28th of May.. I may have missed Proper last week so they have a GRAHAM NASH reissue of 2016’s ‘This Path Tonight’ on CD and LP, as well as another WORLD PARTY vinyl reissue of ‘Dumbing Up’ on Seaview Records.. The rest of the releases for the 28th include new releases by BLACK MIDI, MOBYBLACKBERRY SMOKEMUSTAFAKING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARDTEXASDEL AMITRININA SIMONEETTA JAMESEASY LIFECLINT MANSELLNILS LANDGREN FUNK UNIT,  BURNING WITCHESRELOADED and THE 60S ALBUM compilation records. There are reissues by PJ HARVEYDAVID BOWIETHE WEDDING PRESENTEVA CASSIDYCANGRATEFUL DEADGREEN DAY, K.D. LANGPARAMORE, KANSAS, and there is the TINA TURNER MUSICAL vinyl release




Right so moving onto releases for the 4th of June… Talking about June already… There are a few nice bits.. Southeastern Records present via The Orchard MIKE COOLEY, PATTERSON HOOD & JASON ISBELL ‘Live at the Shoals Theatre’ as a 2CD or 4LP set.. In June 2014 Isbell reunited with his form bandmates for an acoustic performance which includes Isbell-era Truckers gems, post Isbell Truckers tracks and Isbell solo stuff… Looking forward to it!! FRANK TURNER’s ‘England Keep My Bones’ 10th Anniversary Edition due out via Orchard also on the 4th..



Warner for the 4th of June have THE SPECIALS ‘Ghost Town’ 40th Anniversary Half Speed Masters on 12” and 7”.. They (WEA) also have a ROD STEWART ‘1975-1978’ 5LP boxset including a bonus LP or rare and unreleased tracks.. Warner also have DECAPITATED ‘The First Damned’ CD and LP reissue of the bands early demo work.. There are some HANK WILLIAMS remastered CD CompilationsMESHUGGAH reissue, and lastly MSG (Michael Shenker Group) ‘Immortal’ on indies only vinyl reissue of the new album..

Universal for the 4th of June have the new CROWDED HOUSE album on EMI ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’ it’s called and it’s on CD, standard blue vinyl and limited indies clear vinyl.. First album in over a decade and only their 7th long player (for a band who seem around forever).. Constant members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour make up the current line up with Neil’s two sons Liam and Elroy.. 

Universal also has the new album from English rock band JAMES ‘All The Colours Of You’ on the Virgin Music Label. It is on CD, Deluxe 2CD, LP and indies only deluxe 2 coloured vinyl.. Here is the title track from the album.. Fine tune again fro a fine fine band.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVuMLsQplCk



RISE AGAINST have a new album on Loma Visa ‘Nowhere Generation’ on CD, LP or Indies LP.. There is a new BILLY GIBBONS album ‘Hardware’ on the 4th of June via Concord Records on CD, LP and Indies Only LP.. Third solo album from the ZZ Man. Some nice vinyl reissues also out on the 4th of June by SARAH JAROSZ ‘Build Me Up From My Bones’ and ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS ‘The Witch Doctor’, and THE MARCUS KING BAND ‘Soul Inside’ on vinyl and CD via Concord also.. Lastly Uni have a EINAUDI ‘Cinema’ 2CD Release…

PIAS for the 4th of June have 2 nice releases with the 20th Anniversary release of THE AVALANCHES ‘Since I Left You’ on XL as a 2CD or 4LP job. ATO Records are putting out BLACK PUMAS ‘Capitol Cuts’ live album on Red Vinyl..



Here’s a test link.. A test how far has this country come in the last 100 years? Here’s a test.. Sony UK & Ireland are putting out a 7” single on June 4th of BADDIEL, SKINNER AND LIGHTNING SEEDS ‘Three Lions 96/98’.. Long pause.. Are we good with it.. Long pause… Right.. Altogether now.. It’s coming… I can see the headline on the Daily Digest, ‘man chokes on his Irish stew last Wednesday night whilst reading a music newsletter’…

Right Bob you better take over before I get meself in trouble with someone… Announcements etc… I know and am really excited to hear of a new FISH GO DEEP release due out around the middle of June.. Legendary down these parts are the two lads.. Many the Saturday night I spent in Sir Henrys in the early 90s with the two men (only boys then) wielding their magic (I wasn’t allowed on Thursdays by the mother.. school etc).. The lads are class.. Here is the title track from the new record ‘This Bit Of Earth’.. Class
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTJJR1NLfA8



Bob will put the link for the album here and has info on a few more releases also.. And also here is the link to this week’s playlist of new releases :
Music Zone – Spotify New Release Playlist June 4th 2021


Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well!
Not too many to update on you this week, chasing our tails a bit from being off last week but we’ll get back on track by next week all going well. Nonetheless, a few nice bits announced for today!

We’ll start of this week with the announcement of PRINCE’s ‘Welcome 2 America’ reissue from 2010, coming on CDVinyl, and Indies Exclusive Clear Vinyl. There is also a Vinyl/CD/BluRay limited, deluxe box set which also features a live show on BluRay from The Forum in 2011, along with plenty of memorabilia and a 32-page 12”x12” book! This is due out late July through Sony



Also announced through Sony is the upcoming, brand new album release from the brilliant MANIC STREET PREACHERS, ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’, due for release in early September. This release marks the Welsh groups 14th studio LP, and is being released on CDDeluxe 2CD BookVinyl or Exclusive Indies Vinyl with a bonus 7” single.



Lastly from mise for this week is the release of BOBBY GILLESPIE & JEHNNY BETH’s first album together, ‘Utopian Ashes’ due for release in July. The Primal Scream and Savage vocalists join together to explore country soul classics, one i’m looking forward to giving a few spins to on release! 

That’s it from myself folks, back to the boss-man!


Right, thanks a million Bob, and welcome back!
Lastly so PIAS / Integral for the 11th of June have a 10th Anniversary Edition of LANTERNS ON THE LAKE ‘Gracious Tide, Take Me Home’ as a 2LP Reissue on Bella Union.. ALESSANDRO CORTINI (Nine Inch Nails) has a brand new album on Mute and THE OAK RIDGE BOYS have a new album also, as well as THE SHINS reissue of ‘Oh Inverted World’ on Sub Pop..


Sin é I think from us for this week,
Thanks for listening as always,
Hope to see some of ye on the siopa floor over the next few weeks,
Thanks,
Ray, Bobby & Shane,
musiczone.ie

Wellers Out Friday, Back Open On The 17th And Thoughts On The Vinyl Pricing

Hi Everyone

Hope all is well with ye.  

Jays its nice to see things opening again!!

We took the decision not to do appointments this week for a number of reasons mainly it would be messy for us to organise it,  Bobs on a week’s holidays  ( happy birthday Bobby!) so we are a bit stretched also and we are trying to get organised to get open properly on the 17th as well.

So call and click there this week 021 4967119 and back open properly on the 17th of May.
im under pressure a bit saturday the 15th may…best case is 10 to 4 im on site , it maybe only 10 to 2.30…nightwalkers …ring me in the morning and ill know 021 4967119.

One week of call and collect was a bit mad anyway ( i felt it could have been done safely for the last month or so ) and i see on the news tonight that some of the biggest retailers in the country were doing appointments and they may as well have been open…queues at their doors etc but i won’t start grumbling again, we are nearly there now and it’s great to be getting back open on the 17th of May. It has been a really long 18 or 19 weeks so it will be great to get open properly again. It’s actually quite exciting to be opening, I feel like it’s a new shop opening excitement…I didn’t have that feeling after the last 2 lockdowns…i hope and feel that this will be the last time covid will close our doors. It will honestly be lovely to see yer warm friendly faces again….granted not the best looking bunch in general, but warm and friendly none the less.

The same rules will apply as before…5 or 6 folks in the shop at any one time ( or 5 or 6 from the same household)…20 mins inside kind of job, hand san at door and counter,  facemasks, be nice, be kind…yada yada yada… i’m sure ye know the deal with it at this stage.

Opening hours Monday the 17th through to saturday  the 22nd of May 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 23rd  I think is 11am to 4 pm but I can confirm that next week.

I’m in the good siopa  monday  and tuesday, sharing the day with Shane on weds, Bobby is on thursday, Bobby and myself are on Friday and myself and one of the lads are on Saturday…one of the lads will be on sunday….really looking forward to it to be honest. Sin sin on that.

Releases out this friday the 14th of May include the modfathers new album ( PAUL WELLER) , isn’t he some man for high quality prolific releases, as well as new albums by ST VINCENTSONS OF KEMET, DAVID GRAYTHE BLACK KEYS, MYLES KENNEDY,MORCHEEBA,  PHOEBE BRIDGERS EP, as well as reissues by ANNA CALVIKENNY ROGERS and last but certainly not least the CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG masterpiece “ deja vu”….some nice releases out this friday in fairness….i think i caught them all, my watchdog is sunning himself on a beach in Kerry.

Releases for the 21st of May include new albums by GRUFF RHYSJOHN HIATT & THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND ( i have been banging on about these both lovely listens) MDOU MOCTOR, GARY NUMAN, COUNTING CROWS EP, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, LAMBCHOPKING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD ( now the 28th i think) LORD HURON as well as reissues by my bloody valentine, DESMOND DEKKER AND THE SPECIALS and a limited 7” remix of seven nation army by THE WHITE STRIPES….not to bad a week either.

Ok so and the ones i am trying to sell to ye now…sher ye all know tis only an ad like…are the releases for the 28th of May so we have from Warner new albums by TEXAS and KD LANG well KDs album is a revamp job aptly named “ makeover” …KD gave us a retweet on the twitter machine a good few years now when we were only babies on the machine so aside from my fondness of her music there’s an added fondness due to the retweet of the siopa…this album is a collection of dance remixes of some of her best loved songs…Warner has a rake of reissues for the 28th of May also, starting with  the one the only Mr DAVID “ no show at rsd this year” BOWIETHE GRATEFUL DEAD , PARAMORE, GREEN DAY as well as an acoustic album by EVA CASSIDY, live albums by ETTA JAMES and NINA SIMONE and an original cast recording of TINA TURNER.

PIAS/INTEGRAL for the 28th of May have new albums by BLACK MIDIMUSTAFA and NILS LANDGREN FUNK UNIT as well as reissues by ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, live album by CAN in Stuttgart on one run coloured vinyl as well as CLINT MANSELLs score to “ Rebecca”.oh to break things up…heres the video from last friday!
subscribe isnt that what im to say!! ( we have a tab on who isnt …yep the naughty list)
https://youtu.be/izg84V9CNcM

Universal for the 28th of May , they have a debut record by EASY LIFE on Island, cd, std lp and indies only lp…here is “ nightmares” from Leicester’s finest up and coming band…nice laid back vibe.

Uni also has the release of the new MOBY record on Deutsche Grammophon, “ Reprise”  sees Moby revisiting and reimagining musical highlights from his 30-year career. Together with the Budapest Art Orchestra, he has re-envisioned some of his most recognizable rave classics and anthems with new arrangements for orchestra and acoustic instruments. Loads of class guests with him on the record including KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, JIM JAMES, GREGORY PORTER, MARK LANEGAN amongst them.

Cd, std vinyl and indies grey 2 lp set.

TRAVIS reissue 5th album “ the boy with no name” on the 28th also, as well as a reissue by PJ HARVEY of “ the peel sessions” .

UMC have 2 nice double vinyl compilations for the 28th of may also…RELOADED…a 90s indie comp with all the big names and also THE 60S album …what it says on the tin with that.

We are missing some links as my linkman is sunning himself on a beach in Barbados or was it Barna he said…apologies for that, normal service will resume next week.

Sony for the 28th of May have THE WEDDING PRESENT reissue of SEAMONSTERS, the bands third studio album , produced by STEVE ALBINI  its now in its 30th year.

This 30th anniversary 2LP package includes the studio album alongside the Dalliance, 3 Songs and Lovenest EPs. Rounding out the music on the release are a set of live BBC Peel Sessions recordings.

This 30th anniversary bundle also includes a CD comprising the studio album and EPs.

Nice product in fairness.

The Orchard for the 28th of May have a new album from BLACKBERRY SMOKE called “ you hear me georgia” on cd, lp or indies only coloured vinyl…here is the title track for the new album.

Orchard also have a brand new DEL AMITRI album via Cooking vinyl called “ fatal mistakes” cd and lp…here is “ its feelings” from the record.

Orchard also have KANSAS “ point of no return live and beyond” as 2 CD or 3lp/2cd boxset, new live album, there are some SATYRICON reissues and NITIN SAWHNEY live at ronnie scotts.

I don’t think i mentioned Proper for the 21st of May before now so they have 2 nice releases that day…VIOLENT FEMMES “ ADD IT UP” compilation album 1981 to 1993 on std or aqua blue indies only LP….also there is a new ROBERT FINLEY album “ Sharecropper’s Son” on CD or Vinyl on easy eye sound label.

Re the vinyl increases we have seen and will see with Universal, for a retailer it’s far from good news, i could be wrong but id say about 25 or 30% of their live catalogue has increased in price  in the last month and i believe about another 20 to 25% of the catalogue could increase soon.

Substantial increases also…not 10 or 15% …on average  somewhere about 35% id say.

Now that’s a savage increase in any industry.

If the other record companies follow suit , then we are in right trouble with it.

Put simply, because of it we are going to sell less, and in turn the record company will sell less.

Why do it then?

This is only my opinion,

There are off course increases in raw materials and increases in costs at the plants and maybe different royalty deals at play as well as stuff i aint privy to ( to the tune of 35% cost increase though, id say tune that guitar again)

We have seen the cost of cardboard increase ourselves, in fact  nearly double in the last few months…it used cost us 45 cent to send a mailer ( with a record in it) with the courir ( the courier costs 6 euro) to one of ye…now the same mailer is 73 cent .

The cost of the compound used in making records has increased also, and this time and truly this time with covid restrictions in the plants, these plants are at capacity, in fact cant cope id suggest.

We have heard plant capacity talk in the past…trust me, its real this time.

My opinion is that there are definitely cost increases at play here but a more telling reason could be that the record companies just can’t get stuff pressed and because of it are losing more money…case study……the debut Hozier record is a fine selling record…1 a week id say for me so how many for shops bigger than us….it will not be back on the shop floor until sept or oct…in fact 5 to 7 months it will be out of stock for, the retail price will be going from 25 euro to 37/38 euro when it does arrive back in.

The record company would have sold a lot of Hozier records in that 5/7 months if they had them..so would we, cause we are a partnership really….well i feel we are, but  that’s another debate, there is a train of thought out there that our suppliers are our competitors now with all the direct to consumer stuff ( D2C) going on, i’m not really sure what other industries operate like that to be honest …but who i work with on the ground are always trying to help us to be fair and i would say i have a very good relationship with the Irish based offices …UNI, WEA and SONY ( the price hikes and D2C are decisions made at a level i have zero say in or am interested either…truth be told, a simple life i like but you still have to do your job to your best)

Increase the cost of the record ( partially due to cost increase) but more importantly i feel is to help quench demand and allow the record company get its stock back on its shelf…i think they have been firefighting with inventory the last year, struggling to get stuff pressed  that they wanted to get pressed…one sure way of keeping stock on your shelves is increase the price….dampen demand, it eases the pressure and in this case when supply is not available as they want, is very profitable.

250 hozier records a week for the record company at a higher margin is way better than zero Hozier sold in 6/7 months…they will last longer on the shelf also easing the pressure to get them repressed.

Where will it go?

Not really sure, but I know what I hope for.

I hope the others ( record companies)  don’t follow suit for a start as then we are looking at a gourmet new release product only and it will alienate a lot of our good customers.

40 to 45 euro new release records is just a step too large and too far, when the same product ( loosely used term) is free to a lot of ears .

I think it will reset itself a bit in 2022…there are pressing plants been built in every continent on the globe as i write this ( now, that is a positive sign for the industry in general) so the supply issue needs to be and is the slow process of been addressed…once that occurs i  think things will revert back a little but not a lot…that’s my hope for now….33 to 40 euro new release records could well be the future one way or another….but its imperative the record companies revert/keep quality back catalogue at reasonable money and nb also that there is value in the marketplace…17.18 euro offers….they are the extra sale a lot of the time…spot the cranberries debut album at 17 quid, throw that in as well Ray ( followed by a expletive usually)

I suppose it will all play out the way it plays out and i cant influence it, just hurl from the ditch is all…good at that down here in Rebel land…although are our young fellas rising…time will tell.

20 years ago cds were 21.57 euro for a new release…30 euro for a new release lp would be a good price i feel and it is still there with a lot of companies ….hopefully it can stay like that.
Weller is 30 quid with Uni Friday for the indies only yellow one.

Anyway thats my opinion on that…lifes like a box of chocolates…Bueller…BUELLER …ye still awake!!?

PIAS/INTEGRAL for the 4th of June have the BLACK PUMAS live album on ATO record and on XL is the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of THE AVALANCHES class debut album “ since i left you”.

A lot of links and pics probably missing today…apologies…email if interested in anything!

Can’t wait to get open…let the coppers ring in the greasy till, the coppers in the greasy till!

Sin e for this week folks

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Bobby and Shane.musiczone.ie

Final Call For RSD Wishlists, New Billie Eilish Announced, And Weller Is Back

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well enough.. Hoping for a bounce of the ball with the announcements.. Hoping call & collect is back by next Tuesday and maybe a plan for reopening the shop by the end of May.. Let’s see what tomorrow brings… The phone number for us is 021-4967119 and we are inside everyday really 10:30-5 you will nearly always catch us.. Our email is shop@musiczone.ie .. Also I have organised most of the records put away so things are a bit more organised.. Hopefully see some of your purdy faces next week (ala Nanci Griffith though)..

Right just with the RSD so first… Today was the dead line for all record company wish lists except Universal..

Here is the full list of the records available for RSD… All 541 of them : 
RECORD STORE DAY 2021 – FULL LIST

And here is the company lists with prices that we have easy enough access to (including now added the Republic of Music list)..
WARNER RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
SONY RECORD STORE DAY DROP 1 (JUNE) LIST WITH PRICES
PIAS RECORD STORE DAY LIST WITH PRICES
REPUBLIC OF MUSIC RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
PROPER RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
THE ORCHARD RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
CARGO RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
SRD RECORD STORE DAY LIST WITH PRICES
SHELLSHOCK RECORD STORE DAY LIST WITH PRICES

Uni (which as said we will follow on within you will have a week if interested)…  The record companies (Except Uni) need my orders by noon Friday April 30th.. NB Here Now for BOTH DROPS… So ala Neil Young, ‘tonight’s the night’.

I will communicate problems with stock and allocations with ye over the next few weeks so ye know the state of play.. Some of the companies / labels do not have distort and paperwork sorted since Brexit and we can not get maybe 10% of the list… We will communicate if there is a problem… Just two issues so far I am aware of, the SMALL FACES release is a big problem, the rep isn’t sure any copies are going to come across the water but he and I are fighting our corners, we will do our best both of us… We are on the case and the other one is simply demand is far exceeding supply, and even though we will have a nice number, demand is huge and maybe 3 times what I will be supplied.. Sorry folks, it’s the FONTAINES D.C. release.. There are only 2500 of them and demand in the UK is massive… There are nearly 400 shops fishing for the 2500 records.. We are fighting our corner 1% of them be our outcome i’d say but that won’t quench the demand… Alarm clocks at the ready if you want FDC on RSD… Sin sin for now on RSD… Pity no bands or parties this year… Being allowed to let ye in will be a party in itself.. Let’s see how that plays out…

Right so, releases in the shop for this Friday the 30th of April include new releases by ROYAL BLOODBIRDYTEENAGE FANCLUBGARY MOOREMICK FLEETWOODMANCHESTER ORCHESTRAYELLOTHE CORALGOJIRADROPKICK MURPHYS, MARIANNE FAITHFULLJULIA STONEADRIAN CROWLEYLEON VYNEHALL, and MAGIC CASTLES.. There are reissues by PINK FLOYDPJ HARVEYCANA. SMYTH, METRONOMY, FALL OUT BOY, and SERJ TANKIAN..



Video for last week’s releases is now up on YouTube here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnzN_Vx7JY4

Right and releases for next Friday the 7th of May include new releases by NEW ORDERSQUIDAMY WINEHOUSEWEEZERRAG N’ BONE MANVAN MORRISONGO-GO PENGUINFEARSDODIELISA GERRARD & JULES MAXWELL, and the vinyl pressings of ZAPPA’s OST... There are reissues from PETER MURPHYSILVERCHAIRFEAR FACTORY, and THE BEATLES..



Moving onto May the 14th so folks and Universal have a couple of sweet releases… The new WELLER album ‘Fat Pop’ is out via Polydor.. 5 Physical formats.. CD Digi, 3CD DeluxeBlack Vinyl, Indies Only Yellow Vinyl and Indies Only Yellow Cassette version.. 16th solo studio album now… Some man really.. Here’s a cracking tune from the record :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXmyWcOw7E



Uni via Loma Vista have the new ST VINCENT album also for the 14th of May called ‘Daddy’s Home’ on LP, CD or Indies Only LP.. Here is a tune from it.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUTu65AXrJw

Another sweet release on the Impulse! label via Uni is the new SONS OF KEMET album ‘Black Is The Future’ and here is single ‘To Never Forget The Source’.. It’s available on CD, 2LP or Indies only 2lp orange vinyl..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZUbNXhnSm4

Universal for the 14th of May have an ENINEM 4LP Set of ‘Music To Be Murdered By – Side B’.. I don’t have any details on it yet.. There is a new ALAN JACKSON CD, a new KENNY ROGERS Double Vinyl ‘Best Of’, an IMPULSE! RECORDS 4LP Boxset.. There are some TRAFFIC vinyl reissues as well as R+R=NOW’s Live Album getting it’s vinyl release via Bluenote..

PIAS for the 14th of May have the PHOEBE ‘Copycat Killer’ 12”, and the ANNA CALVI reissue..

The Orchard for the 14th of May have a new 8-Track mini album by Mercury nominated JORJA SMITH called ‘Be Right Back’, as well as a brand new solo album from MYLES KENNEDY.. Here is the title track ‘The Ides Of March’ from the album : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAD_82BD7k4

The Orchard also for the 14th of May have a brand new ANI DIFRANCO album ‘Revolutionary Love’ as a 2LP release only.. Here is ‘Do Or Die’ from the record.. Ani’s 22nd record now!! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quSvEOzZqhI

Warner for the 14th of May have the class CSNY Deluxe Reissue of ‘Deja Vu’ as a 4CD/1LP set on Rhino/Atlantic… Stock is now sold out with the record company and won’t be back until October or November.. We still have 6 or 7 copies in stock.. Warner also have the new BLACK KEYS ‘Delta Kream’.. Here is a cover of ‘Crawling King Snake’ from the album : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVMa9TpRxk4



Republic of Music for the 14th of May have some JOHN CARPENTER ‘Lost Themes’ 1 and 2 reissued on coloured vinyl, and Strut also have SUN RA ‘Lanquidity’ Deluxe Edition on 2CD or 4LP Set..

Going to hand ye over to the Bob man now as he runs through upcoming releases and announcements.. The biggest pop star / artist on the planet has a new record.. Bob will update..

Hey everyone,
Hope you are keeping safe and well.
Boss-man is right, one of the biggest names in music has announced the release of her second album. Speaking of course of BILLIE EILISH. The new record ‘Happier Than Ever’ is coming July 30th on Interscope / Darkroom via Universal. 16 new tracks, with the lead single due to drop tomorrow evening. It is being released on CDVinyl or Indies Only Opaque Brown Vinyl.



Other nice bits announced over the previous few days include the new, second album by supergroup PIROSHKA, called ‘Love Drips & Gathers’. The band is made up of members of Lush, Elastica, Moose and Modern English. If their debut was classic Britpop, they are calling this their Shoegaze outting. 

There is a new, deluxe reissue of MOTORHEAD’s classic ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith’ coming as a Deluxe 2CDLimited 4CD Set or Deluxe 3LP Vinyl. All formats feature a previously unreleased show from Newcastle amongst other unreleased bits. The classic show from 1980 is also remastered from the original tapes.



There is a couple of MF DOOM vinyl reissues due back in stock with us in June, including 3 different versions of ‘Operation: Doomsday’, and a reissue of MF DOOM / CZARFACE album ‘Czarface Meets Metalface’. DANIEL AVERY has a new vinyl release announced entitled ‘Together In Static’, a project created exclusively for sold-out, socially distanced show that is due to happen in London in May. Will be an interesting listen! There is also a DR. FEELGOOD compilation vinyl reissue of ‘Singles : The U.A. Years+’, a coloured vinyl reissue announced of ALAN PARSONS ‘On Air’, and finally on the release front just announced is 2 limited coloured vinyl reissues from MY MORNING JACKET for ‘Evil Urges’ and ‘It Still Moves’.

Lastly from mise, we have decided to set up a Spotify (are we allowed mention that name here?!!) account for the good siopa, and each week we are going to put up a public playlist of some of the releases we find interesting coming. Only set up since 5PM so we only have one playlist so far done up (for releases May 7th), but will add more to it by next week and keep updating it. So the account is Musiczone.ie, give us a follow to keep up to date with the playlists, and here is the link to the first one :
MUSIC ZONE – SPOTIFY PLAYLIST : NEW RELEASES MAY 7TH

Cheers everyone, back to the boss-man!

Thanks a mil Bob.. Right so PIAS/Integral have some tasty releases for the 21st of May.. GRUFF RHYS (Super Furry) has a new ‘Seeking New Gods’ album via Rough Trade.. The 7th solo album Furries man, first press only on indies green vinyl.. Some seriously good reviews about the place.. I got a link form the Record company and 2 full listens.. Really good it is.. Here is ‘Can’t Carry On’ from it..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGCOztNcB3w



PIAS / Integral also have the new album from JOHN HIATT with the JERRY DOUGLAS BAND ‘Leftover Feelings’ it’s called and it’s on New West.. Indies only blue marbled vinyl available.. Here is ‘All the Lilacs in Ohio’ and I can’t stop playing it.. It’s class.. The band are just class and Douglas on that Dobro is just above class.. List to the intro here!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEBVevAr1cQ

MY BLOODY VALENTINE reissues are also out on the 21st of May via Domino.. The vinyl are long sold out (a great pity for shop & customers.. makes no sense to me.. anyway).. But the CDs are still available for ‘EP’s 1988-1991 & Rare Tracks’ and double CDs available for ‘Isn’t Anything’ and ‘Loveless‘, and standard CD version of ‘MBV‘ available.. There is a new SOUL JAZZ Records release also of ‘Cold Wave #1’ on orange vinyl, and lastly from Integral is the new MDOU MOCTAR album ‘Afrique Victime‘ through Matador on Indies Only Purple vinyl or CD… Here is the title track from the album.. Really good isn’t it :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6CUSa_laj4

RSD again!!! Universal pricing for Drop 1 (June) has just landed… Bobby will link it below.. I need the Uni RSD Drop 1 wish lists back to me by TUESDAY 11TH MAY.. As said a few weeks.. Uni vinyl has moved considerably north and you can see the effect on both the RSD pricing and the new Billie Eilish release (nearly double the retail on her previous album).. I have a bit to say on it all but next week for that now.. Anyway here is the Universal Drop 1 Pricing :
UNIVERSAL – RECORD STORE DAY DROP 1 2021 LIST WITH PRICE

Sin é really for this week,
Thanks for listening as always
Ray, Bobby & Shane,
musiczone.ie

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
WARNER RSD21 LIST WITH PRICING
PIAS / INTEGRAL RSD21 LIST WITH PRICING
SONY DROP 1 (JUNE 12TH) RSD21 LIST WITH PRICING
PROPER RSD21 LIST WITH PRICING
CARGO RSD21 LIST WITH PRICING
THE ORCHARD RSD21 LIST WITH PRICING
SRD RSD21 LIST WITH PRICING
SHELLSHOCK RSD21 LIST WITH PRICING

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!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3wwWDoyPEU&ab_channel=MusicZone

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..

Onto releases for the 30th of April.. New releases coming from TEENAGE FANCLUBPINK FLOYDMICK FLEETWOOD & FRIENDS, MANCHESTER ORCHESTRAROYAL BLOOD, BIRDYGARY MOOREGOJIRADROPKICK MURPHYS, YELLOTHE CORALMARIANNE FAITHFULL, JULIA STONEADRIAN CROWLEY, MAGIC CASTLES, and WOLLNY / PARISIEN / LEFEBVRE / LILLINGER.. There are reissues by PJ HARVEYCANLEON VYNEHALLMETRONOMYA. SMYTH, FALL OUT BOY, and SERJ TANKIAN.. 



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’ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13HWFBUOIWU

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 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRbKAsBOamY



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’ :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwozsNK-Q9s

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 : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmRXq1NB28o

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..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVMa9TpRxk4



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
musiczone.ie