RSD Drop 2 – Last Chance For UNI Wishlists, Limited PAUL BUCHANAN, PRINCE And AMY Live, ASH Splatter, New NUTINI And HUDSON TAYLOR

 How d EveryoneHope all is well !Couple of points of note to start with…addition ( well i think its an addition) to RSD DROP 2 is Ray Charles-  Genius loves company vinyl @ 33 quid…wishlist by tomorrow please!…RSD drop 2 is Saturday the 18th June.I forgot to mention it to Shane, but there’s a lovely reissue of PAUL BUCHANAN “ mid air” 10th anniversary 2 lp reissue on Newsroom records..2 x 12″ release on 180 gram heavyweight Vinyl plus 20 page lyric booklet….there are only 1000 copies of these available to retail so you know the drill if interested.Don’t forget the JUST MUSTARD competition also…be in with a chance of a signed print or tickets for the show in Cypress Avenue by asking/ordering the album from us. Right so releases in the siopa for this Friday the 20th of May include…( apologies for all the release date changes as well by the way, we have no control over them, i know it can be frustrating…Mic Christopher live at the lobby now June 24th, got word a few days back…sorry)

Next up is releases for the 27th May which include …LIAM GALLAGHER + live companion album “down by the river thames” 
ARETHA FRANKLINs “ amazing grace” , DECAPITATED “ cancer culture” , SLADE cd reissues,  SPARKS , Michael Schenker Group , STEELEYE SPAN “good times of old England 1972 to 1983” ,  SEX PISTOLS “ original recordings” , DEF LEPPARD “ diamond star halos”  , KANYE WEST , NIRVANA “ nevermind” 8lp boxset , ABBA , DAFT PUNK TRON reissues “ legacy” and “ reconfigured” ,  THE CRANBERRIES “ stars ( the best of 92 to 2002) , WALLIS BIRD ,  WILL YOUNG , DOJA CAT “ planet her” ,  The Jesus and Mary Chain ‘Live At Barrowland’  , Bruce Hornsby , DOLLY PARTON ,SUN RA reissue “ ra to the rescue” , THE FALL compilation “ the classical” , SOUL JAZZ presents “ studio women volume 2”.
Main part of this week’s newsletter is for releases on the 3rd June which is calm enough, , Warner for the 3rd June have the next in the SLIPKNOT reissue series with “ vol 3 – the subliminal verses” double lp pressed on violet coloured vinyl via Roadrunner,  Rick Rubin produced. (I remember buying this on CD from you Ray the week it came out in Carrigaline 2004! – Shane)BMG have the 30th anniversary 12” single reissue of dancefloor favourite SNAP “ rhythm is a dancer” ( those of us of a certain age have just had a flashback…go on admit it) …its on yellow coloured vinyl…dont take my word for that, it doesnt say its yellow but it looks yellow, but im colour blind so don’t take my word for it.

WHITESNAKE release the cd/bluray version of their greatest hits remixed also on the 3rd June during Rhino ( pure).Sony for the 3rd June have the PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION 1985 SYRACUSE LIVE album as a 2cd/bluray or as a triple lp.Universal for the 3rd june have AMY WINEHOUSE live at glastonbury as a limited 3lp set…first time on vinyl, there is a YOU ME AT SIX 10th anniversary edition of “ sinners never sleep” as a ltd 3 lp, Craft recordings have Don Davis THE MATRIX complete edition as a limited 3lp set, UMC have a jazz compilation entitled THE JAZZ ALBUM, Island have the new POST MALONE CD  ( lp later in the year)its called twelve carat toothache, TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND have a new CD “ i am the fantasy : i, crescent” …four cds due from the them in the next few months…vinyl versions to follow later in the year…and lastly from Universal for the 3rd of June is a kind of lost recording from FRANK SINATRA “ watertown” …will be available on CD and LP…LP is fierce expensive and i’m not sure why ( i didn’t look hugely into it either like!)  The Orchard for the 3rd june has the brand new album from talented duo HUDSON TAYLOR “searching for the answers” on CD and LP via Rubyworks.There is a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE live album at the Palladium on a host of formats and colours and there is a brand new Mary Gauthier album also.Proper for the 3rd June has a new CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE album on Alligator records “ mississippi son” on CD or Blue indies vinyl, new album also from FANTASTIC NEGRITO on storefront records “ white jesus, black problems” on CD or indies only tan coloured vinyl…a few reissues on Peaceville also with CANDLEMASS “ epicus, doomicus, metallicus” on 3 LP anniversary edition , MY DYING BRIDE live album “ for darkest eyes” as a cd/dvd or on vinyl for the very first time and lastly on Peaceville is the lp reissue of ANATHEMA “ the silent enigma”, first timer also on vinyl i think. I ambled in to see PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCAST last night in CYPRESS AVENUE…really enjoyable gig ( bit to much chatter going on at times but sher what can you do) …the band were excellent though, savage good musicians…9 of them on stage at various points, playing all sorts of instruments and making all kinds of sounds.…excellent stuff it was. SILVERBACKS were support and i was mad to get in to see them but they were just finishing when i arrived ( work and family and time sometimes don’t allow things to happen) INTEGRAL for the 3rd June have brand new albums by ANGEL OLSENDRIVE BY TRUCKERS and JONNY GREENWOOD as well as a reissue by THE KILLS .Going to hand you over to Shane now who will take you through further down the road releases and announcements…

Cheers Ray! How’s it going everyone, hope ye’re all well. Lots of releases once again this week to get through. It’s great to have so much choice and things to look forward to in music, keeps us all going!
Can be a bit mean on the wallet though!

First up is the 40th anniversary edition of MJ’s ‘Thriller’. Out in November on 2 CD and 2 LP. Biggest selling album of all time? He was some talent. Sad about the other stuff though.

Second is definitely one to look forward to, Paolo Nutini is releasing a brand new album in July, called ‘Last Night in the Bittersweet’. We like him in the shop. Interesting artist and this one sounds interesting:

“‘Last Night In The Bittersweet’ is a 70-minute epic that spans the distance from classic rock to post-punk to hypnotic Krautrock, in the process proving its value as his deepest, most varied, most accomplished, and ultimately most rewarding set so far. The insistent Motorik rhythms of new single ‘Lose It’ brings shades of early ‘70s German bands like Can and Neu!, and are a product of Paolo writing increasingly on bass guitar. At the other end of the spectrum, ‘Through The Echoes’ is a timeless classic in the lineage of Ben E. King and Otis Redding, with Nutini’s vocal delivery reminding us why he got snapped up by Atlantic in the first place.”

Third is another favourite of the shop’s ASH. They are reissuing their debut 1977 on cool splattered vinyl (see above), also in July. Great band!

And in September, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE have a brand new one, ‘Asphalt Meadows’, we will have the indies pink version of that!

Also coming around the corner YUNGBLUD‘s new album, a new one from THE DREAM SYNDICATE, YARD ACT are reissuing their ‘Dark Days EP’ on limited silver vinyl and even more limited cassette,
a MADNESS reissue, anniversary reissue from SHAKESPEARS SISTER and finally a new release from FAYE WEBSTER coming in October.

Adam and Ray are back with another vidjo!

That’s all from me this week.. Back to you Ray, sound!

Thanks Shane!! Right so Integral then for the 10th June have (and unfortunately this one is sold out on vinyl) DAVID SYVLAIN “ sleepwalkers” revised and remastered version on Groenland records…we were only allocated a few vinyl and lads had asked for it before i even knew about it…vinyl gone for everyone else sorry…but there is a CD version also …which includes an unreleased track.Here is “ world citizen…” with Ryuichi Sakamoto(301) David Sylvian ~ World Citizen (I won’t be dissapointed) – YouTube

Invada records have the NICK CAVE/WARREN ELLIS score to “ la panthere des nalges” on CD, picture disc vinyl and white vinyl version…vinyl include download codes.I keep asking why the download codes seem to be becoming less of a thing, but i can’t really say why that is because i simply don’t know…ill keep asking folks!New YANN TIERSEN album out via Mute on 10th June…well cd is june 10..lp is sept 30th… Nearly all the record companies took our orders for RSD 2 on June 18th back along in March except Universal so we have to place our order for uni rsd 2 titles by close of business tomorrow…if you wishlisted already for these than all good, they would have been noted but if you want to wishlist for any of these then please do it by tomorrow…here is a quick run through the titles for uni rsd 2 on june 18th. Brian TylerThe Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift – Original ScoreConcord2xLPCollective SoulDisciplined BreakdownConcordLPCrassBig A Little A / You’re Already DeadVirgin12″Creedence Clearwater RevivalLive At The Albert HallConcord7″Flash & The DynamicsThe New York SoundConcordLPHuman League Unlimited OrchestraLove and DancingUMCLPJamie TKeying LamborghinisPolydor10″John WilliamsThe Cowboys – Original SoundtrackConcord2xLPMaccabeesColour It InUMCLPMarco BeltramiMimic – Original SoundtrackConcordLPPaul McCartneyWomen and WivesEMI12″Peter GabrielLive BloodVirgin3LPSandie ShawHand In Glove (w/The Smiths)UMC12″The WhoIts Hard – 40th Anniversary EditionUMC2LP colouredVarious ArtistsGo Ahead Punk…Make My DayConcordLP A bit more info on these titles can be found on the site…sound!! Sin e really for this week folksThanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Young Adam

JUST MUSTARD Tickets And Signed Print Comp, New YE VAGABONDS, LIAM GALLAGHER, WALLIS BIRD, Lots Of Limited Stuff, And News Re The Bob Man!

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well out there.

We would like to thank Rowan for a really special instore last Saturday, they were just super.

Other news is d’video is worth a gawk this evening as we have the draw for the Fontaines DC test press and signed prints “ live” in d’video. For non Cork folk, gawk may have one meaning, if it has a meaning at all? Gawk is to look at something or maybe look too long at something “ what are you gawking at boy? But in Cork it also means…well… to vomit…only Cork i know…I have no idea where that came from…do I delete?…maybe i should have just said “have a sconsee at the video”  Anyways, the video is worth a look tonight” live “.

Other news , i mentioned quickly last week that the new JUST MUSTARD record is out via Partisan on the 27th May “ hearts under” and we have 18 signed prints to give away with any pre orders or orders week one of the release…they are lovely…fine Irish band also …here is “ still” from the new record

So as well as the signed prints , our friends in Cypress avenue are throwing in 2 tickets for one lucky person for the JUST MUSTARD show in Cypress on the 8th of June… to enter preorder the album with us or buy it the  week of release…print hopefully and chance of two tickets for the show also.

Right so lets move onto releases in the siopa for this friday the 13th May…just before, ROLLING BLACKOUTS album is now May 20th, and we were short shipped on the new Arcade Fire CD so these have not landed yet…should be by Friday though…right back to this friday the 13th anyway with new ones from ….


Also then the releases for the 20th May and there are a nice few… JUST MUSTARD , ART BLAKEYs JAZZ MESSENGERS with THELONIUS MONK , COLTRANEs “ my favourite things” , TONY ALLEN , SEPTIC FLESH ,  WEEZER EP , WHITESNAKE greatest hits ,  VAN MORRISON , THE POLICE , ANDREW BIRD , MELODY GARDOT & PHILLIPE POWELL , MOBY , NORAH JONES “ come away with me” , JOHN MELLENCAMP , BROTHER JACK MCDUFF , RONNIE FOSTER , JACK SAVORETTI , HARRY STYLES album “ harry’s house” ,  THE CLASH album “ combat rock” ( peoples hall special edition)(green version there too now) , THE CLASH and RANKING ROGER “ rock the casbah” ,  OZZY OSBOURNEs “ black rain” ,  THE LEMONHEADS , THERAPY , STEVE VAI , JOHN MAYALL , Black Crowes ,  MAVIS STAPLES/LEVON HELM , SOAKPORRIDGE RADIO and BEACH HOUSE.

Main week for us this week is the 27th May…Warner first up and they have the new LIAM GALLAGHER album , “ c’mon you know” via Warner music UK, available as CD, deluxe cd with bonus tracks, std lp and indies only coloured lp…here is “ better days” off the album

A really nice live companion album coming out on the same day as the new studio album is the “ down by the river thames” live album from lockdown…dec 5th 2020 i think…meant to be a really good show, fine track listing also…lovely orange vinyl 2lp and a really nice price on the CD…the boys are at it nearly 30 years now, 94 for the debut album wasnt it. Young Adam is a big fan of the Liam boy, I was telling him Mark Lanegan wasn’t as big a fan!

Warner via Rhino Atlantic have a reissue on white vinyl of ARETHA FRANKLINs “ amazing grace” , Nuclear Blast have the brand new album from Polish metallers DECAPITATED “ cancer culture” on cd, lp and indies only LP, there are some SLADE cd reissues, some more SPARKS vinyl reissues “ the seduction of ingrid bergmann” and “ exotic creatures of the deep”.

ATOMIC FIRE are putting out the new MSG (Michael Schenker Group) album “ universal” on CD, deluxe CD and three different coloured vinyl variants also…lastly via Warner is a lovely looking CD boxset of STEELEYE SPAN “good times of old England 1972 to 1983” across 12 CDs.

UNIVERSAL for the 27th May have SEX PISTOLS “ original recordings” via umc on cd, std lp and ltd yellow lp…For the first time in over 20 years, 20 of the Sex Pistol’s recordings from 1976 to 1978 are collected together to tell the story of one of the world’s most influential and extraordinary bands. The tracks here cover the entire initial period of the band’s recording career – from Anarchy in The UK, through Never Mind The Bollocks to the post John Lydon Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle soundtrack featuring early demos, cover versions and more. The compilation is completed by some essential B- sides – I Wanna Be Me (the flipside of Anarchy…), ‘Satellite’ (the b-side of  ‘Holidays In The Sun’) and Did You No Wrong (from ‘God Save The Queen’).  The 1CD features a black and white photo of the band with colour logo, packaged in a jewel case. The 2LP black vinyl edition features a black and white photo of the band with colour logo, packaged in gatefold sleeve. The limited edition 2LP transparent yellow coloured vinyl is an online + Indies exclusive, with a black sleeve and colour logo, and packaged in a gatefold sleeve.  

Universal again via UMC have the brand new 12th studio album from DEF LEPPARD “ diamond star halos” on CD, LTD 2LP CLEAR VINYL. LTD 1 CD DELUXE.

KANYE WESTs new vinyl release “ donda” is out on the 24th of June, but the rep needs numbers this week to manage allocations…anyone interested out there?

The NIRVANA “ nevermind” 8lp boxset is finally to land on the 27th May also …30 years, well 31now!! 

the Nevermind 8LP Super Deluxe contains 8 180-gram LPs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes and 4 concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Del Mar, California; Melbourne, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for “Endless, Nameless” with B-sides “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm,” and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. 

Among the previously unreleased material are remastered recordings four of complete live shows that document Nirvana’s historic ascension on the concert stage – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (recorded and filmed on November 25, 1991 at the famed club Paradiso); Live in Del Mar, California (recorded on December 28, 1991 at the Pat O’Brien Pavilion at the Del Mar Fairgrounds); Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (recorded February 1, 1992 at The Palace in St. Kilda); and Live in Tokyo, Japan (recorded at the Nakano Sunplaza on February 19, 1992).

There is ABBA studio album boxsets on both CD and LP ..10 in each box…DAFT PUNK have the TRON reissues “ legacy” and “ reconfigured” as well as a release of the soundtrack by Various artists.

UMC also reissue THE CRANBERRIES “ stars ( the best of 92 to 2002) .

Lastly but not leastly Irish musician WALLIS BIRD releases her new album “ hands” via Mount Silver records on CD and 2LP…here is a cracking little song from the new record…” whats wrong with changing?”

Sony so for the 27th of May have a WILL YOUNG best of deluxe CD and vinyl as well as DOJA CAT “ planet her” vinyl release.

The Orchard this week  for the 27th of May  sees the release of The Jesus and Mary Chain ‘Live At Barrowland’ album with Very Limited Vinyl, Dehd on Fat Possum with a Ltd. Lipstick Vinyl and Bruce Hornsby‘s new album ‘Flicted’ with Duckie Yellow Vinyl.   the  Moving Hearts ‘Live In Dublin’ / Yellow & Red Vinyl / 2LP has been moved to 10th June, it was supposed to be the 27th May also.

Bit of news for ye re the Bob Man…he got himself a nice job in London town working for Warner Music based in Kensington ….the boy done really really well…200 applications for the job , an assessment interview knocked it down to 50 folks…then 20, then 10, then 4, then 2…then Bobby…well done kid!! Speaks for itself really doesn’t it…his role is in Global Catalog i believe and he will be involved heavily involved with anniversary reissues…so your favourite album via Warner needs a reissue, Bobs your man! Well you know, big team there, he is loving it so far anyway, no better buachill…i think he will also be honing his skills of the dark arts in his role,  streaming, playlists, placements and all that stuff i know nathing about. He might give us an update someday himself anyways but for now i’m sure you will all join me in saying Well done Bobs.

Proper for the 27th of May finally have the vinyl release of the new DOLLY PARTON album “ run rose run” , there are some GOV’T MULE reissues via Provogue on the 27th may also…live tribute/cover of the ROLLING STONES by the MULE …” stoned side of the mule” coloured vinyl reissue and actually out for the first time on CD! Also the MULE do PINK FLOYD in “ dark side of the mule” this lp only but a glow in the dark LP…both are great.

Proper also has a SUN RA reissue “ ra to the rescue” on translucent green vinyl and lastly via Proper is a reissue on red vinyl this time of THE FALL compilation “ the classical”.

Going to hand you over to the Shane boy fresh back ( or maybe not so fresh !) from the TOOL gig in Dublin at the weekend as he will take you through further down the road announcements etc…

Sound Ray! How’s it going everyone? Hope the week is going well for ye.
Yep, back from Dublin and the Tool concert in the Point. Was class. Last time they were in Ireland was 2006. Every member was in great form and they played for over 2 hours. Great to see them!

Also, Ray, Adam and I echo what you said about Bob, well done buddy!

For the upcoming releases this week, there’s a good few.

First up, a sweet one to have, QUEEN’s ‘Platinum Collection’ is coming out as a 6 LP coloured vinyl box set. I remember my Dad had this on CD and I used to borrow it a fair bit years ago. All 3 of their ‘best of’ collections in one set. It’s out on June 17th. Numbers are limited on it, so be quick if interested.

Secondly, there is an even more limited Suggs and Weller 7 Inch with motown inspired tunes on it. Fastest finger first on it so best to order here at the link if interested.

One of Bobby’s favourites JULIA JACKLIN is releasing a brand new album ‘Pre Pleasure’ in August. Her third I think. Should be good. We’ll have a few formats (white and red coloured vinyl)!

Also, one of my favourites, black midi are releasing their third album ‘Hellfire’ in July. There will be a free collectable Flexi disc with the first 10 pre-orders we get for that and we will have the limited clear red vinyl of it. Great band, a bit bizarre but exciting in my opinion.
Here’s the quality first single from it:

Another few of interest coming around the corner: a Sex Pistols 7 inch, a DIRE STRAITS reissue set, a new BTS release, a new AFGHAN WHIGS album, new Drive-by Truckers and a rake of formats for ERIC CLAPTON’s ‘Nothing But the Blues’.

That’s all I think from me this week, back to you now Ray, cheers!

Thanks Shane!

INTEGRAL for the 27th May have the aforementioned JUST MUSTARD album with signed print ( most likely) and a chance of tickets for the show in Cypress Avenue ( less likely) as well as SOUL JAZZ presents “ studio women volume 2”.

Integral for the 3rd June have a few nice ones…first up is the new Angel Olsen album “ big time” on Jagjaguwar…we were allocated 10 copies of the pink vinyl…5 sold. 5 left, also available on blk vinyl and cd. A hugely personal album from Angel with themes of loss and grief and love throughout. Angel  outed to her parents at the age of 34 about her sexuality and harrowingly 3 days later her father passed away, and some weeks later her mother passed away also…harrowing once but so quickly twice is completely devastating…here is “ all the good times” from the new record

(293) Angel Olsen – All The Good Times (Official Video) – YouTube

ATO records release the 14th studio album from DRIVE BY TRUCKERS (as Shane mentioned) on the 3rd June also “ welcome 2 the xiii” on CD and blk vinyl…here is the title track from the southern rockers

(293) Drive-By Truckers – Welcome 2 Club XIII (Official Video) – YouTube

INVADA records puts out the newest JONNY GREENWOOD score to “ the power of the dog” on cd and lp…check it out, its beautiful

(293) The Power of the Dog Movie Score Suite – Jonny Greenwood (2021) – YouTube

Domino have a 15th anniversary of THE KILLS “ no wow – remixed” and its on CD and indies only shops gold vinyl and lastly there is a new LUCY DACUS 7” single “ kissing lessons/thimbs again” .

Sin e really for this week folks

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and getting less young everyday Adam.

Live Music In-Store This Saturday! New JUST MUSTARD, WEEZER, KANYE Vinyl And A Class New BOWIE Picture Disc!

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well.

I’m a little behind the 8 ball this morning due to a real messy day yesterday, through no fault of our own really, a story for another day though…so going jump straight in with releases for this Friday the 6th May…

3 Neil Young live reissues , SOFT CELL , HALESTORM  , GO WEST , KYLIE , DONNY OSMOND , SIGRID  , WARPAINT , THE WHO  my generation” and “ a quick one” , DEF LEPPARD  pyromania” “ retro – active” , EDDIE VEDDER , GERARD WILSONs “ moment of truth” and FREDDIE HUBBARDs “ breaking point” ,  ARCADE FIRE ,  ALEXIS FFRENCH JAPANESE BREAKFAST “ SABLE” , KATE RUSBY ,  JESUS AND MARY CHAIN  ,  ALT ,

RYAN SHERIDAN and Leesides very own ROWAN 

And then releases for the 13th May are..


So the main week of focus on releases this week then is the 20th of May…first though good news, the Fontaines DC signed stuff landed so we will have the draw Friday all going well…will keep ye posted…another cracking Irish band who have an album out towards the end of the month are JUST MUSTARD and they have also sent us some lovely signed prints as well…preorder the album with us ( CD or LP) to be in with a very good chance of securing a JUST MUSTARD signed print…more on them over the next week or two.

Right so, the 20th May…Warner have some nice deluxe Jazz reissues on Rhino Atlantic including ART BLAKEYs JAZZ MESSENGERS with THELONIUS MONK as 2CD or 2LP versions, its the 60th anniversary of COLTRANEs “ my favourite things” and it is released as a 2LP or 2CD …both of these feature a remastered stereo mix and a new mono mix that was assumed lost but only recently turned up…here is part 1 of the title track

(287) John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1/2) – YouTube

Big jazz flavour with Warner this week, i think it is Jazz appreciation month with Warner so will be more titles throughout the month.

World Circuit have a remastered reissue of TONY ALLENs “ secret agent” on 2LP.

New SEPTIC FLESH one on Nuclear Blast.

Atlantic have a new WEEZER EP “ spring” from their SZNZ project with an EP for every season…CD only with this one for now.

Lastly from Warner for the 20th May is WHITESNAKE greatest hits remixed…def on 2lp for the 20th May, cd/bluray due on the 3rd june.

Universal for the 20th May have the new VAN MORRISON album on Exile records, available on 3 physical formats, CD, STD LP and INDIES dove grey LP…here is “ pretending” from the new album

(287) Van Morrison – Pretending (Visualiser) – YouTube

Mercury studios also for the 20th has THE POLICE “ around the world restored and expanded” on dvd/cd, bluray/cd and limited 2lp set. Its a document of their first world tour from 1979/1980 both on and off the stage, so a documentary as well as  live shows.

Uni for the 20th also has new albums from ANDREW BIRD on Concord, MELODY GARDOT & PHILLIPE POWELL on Decca, debut album by M HUNCHO on Island, MOBY “reprise remixes” 2lp or cd on Deutsche Grammophon, Bluenote have the 4 lp super deluxe boxset of NORAH JONES “ come away with me” , there is the vinyl release of JOHN MELLENCAMPs latest album “ strictly a one eyed jack” and lastly on the new bluenote classic vinyl series are reissues by BROTHER JACK MCDUFF and RONNIE FOSTER…Oh also a deluxe JACK SAVORETTI “ europiana encore” 2 cd.

Sony for the 20th of May have a couple of nice releases, first up is the new HARRY STYLES album “ harry’s house” and it will be on CD, BLK VINYL and indie shop only yellow vinyl.

Sony also for the 20th have a deluxe reissue of THE CLASH album “ combat rock” ( peoples hall special edition) and will be available as a 2 cd or 3 lp version…to coincide with the album release there is a 7” single of THE CLASH and RANKING ROGER “ rock the casbah” .

Lastly Sony also has a reissue on LP of OZZY OSBOURNEs “ black rain” album.

The Orchard for the 20th of May have THE LEMONHEADS reissue of self titled album on two very limited ( im told anyway) coloured vinyl, there are 3 THERAPY! CD reissues “ disquiet – restless edition” , “ a brief crack of light” and “ we are here till the end”…lastly there is a STEVE VAI reissue of “ flex -able” on a few physical formats.

Right folks we have some cracking live music coming up this Saturday in store when ROWAN launch their equally cracking debut record “ does it make you happy” via LA label Beverly Martel…two physical formats available, lp and cd…get your copy signed by the band on the day…they are performing songs from the record @ 2pm this Sat the 7th May in the siopa. Really exciting week for the Cork band as they launch the debut…exciting times, we hope it all goes great for them, we and the lads would love yer support for this launch Sat @ 2pm if you are around. If you cant make it and want a copy signed , just email us and we will sort or ideally buy if from the site before saturday and we will get it signed for you…hopefully see ye on Saturday! Here is another belter from the album “ one of these days”

(287) Rowan // One Of These Days (Official Video) – YouTube

Proper for the 20th of May have the new JOHN MAYALL record on cd and lp, savage guests with him on this one including Mike Campbell, Marcus KING and BUDDY MILLER…and seeing as we are name dropping, recorded in Robbie Kriegers studio.

Black Crowes release first new music since 2010 with the cd version of 1972 where they cover 6 tracks from that year…lp later this year.

Lastly on ANTI via PROPER is the MAVIS STAPLES/LEVON HELM live album “ carry me home” from 2011…indies exclusive vinyl with that one.

Right so going to hand you to Shane now as he runs through down the line releases..

Cheers Ray!
Hello everyone! Hope ye’re all doing well. Summer is upon us, enjoy it! Some of ye will be going to a few gigs over the coming months, I guess, happy days!

First one up today coming down the line is a nice one. Mr. BOWIE’s classic ‘Ziggy Stardust‘ is 50 and they’re bring out a picture disc version and a new half-speed mastered version. What an album, one of his best. That’s coming in mid June.

Next up is a recent release, KANYE WEST‘s latest album ‘Donda’ is getting a vinyl release. 4 LP set. Whatever you say about Kanye, he’s not boring. This album is pretty different  from his earlier stuff but still high quality. That’s out the week after Bowie’s Ziggy in June.

On September 3rd, MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS will release their new album ‘Electra Heart’. We will have it on ‘limited magenta vinyl’!

Also coming in the next few months of interest: friend of the shop GAVIN JAMES’ new album, a new Nick Cave and Warren Ellis record and a YO LA TENGO 25th Anniversary Reissue.

Oh and two more oldies but goodies, The BEACH BOYS compilation album ‘Sounds of Summer’ is coming also in June (on a few formats including box set) and ELTON JOHN’s ‘Madman Across the Water’ is getting a 50th anniversary reissue too on a few formats, with extras and new liner notes.

Also, here is Adam and Ray’s latest video, featuring Adam’s cozy corner!

That’s all from me so I think, back to you Ray, sound!

Thanks a mil Shane.

Right Integral for the 20th May has the new ones from SOAKPORRIDGE RADIO and BEACH HOUSE.

INTEGRAL for the 27th of May and Partisan have the JUST MUSTARD album…‘Heart Under’, “Just Mustard’s second album and first for Partisan Records

(IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Laura Marling), is an album that asks you to forget

what you know. At every turn, this remarkable record reconfigures and

stretches the ideas and ambition of a rock band and turns a year of lockdown

and personal struggles into a breath-taking artistic statement.  Across its 10 tracks, the album presents a coherent style and ethos – those

scything guitars, Katie’s magical vocals – but still incorporates a wide and

untethered vision. There are brooding, atmospheric rock songs (‘Still’, ‘In

Shade’) and others that apply a lighter, dreamier touch (‘Sore’, ‘Mirrors’), all

tied together with impeccable instrumentation and a united vision.  On debut ‘Wednesday’, the band played with dreamier soundscapes and

production techniques, and ‘Heart Under’ serves as the next stage of this

development, with every instrument brilliantly pushed to its limit and every

boundary of the band stretched.  After the band had finished recording and producing the album, ‘Heart Under’

was pushed even further into singular territory when the band worked with

mixer David Wrench, whose previous collaborators include Frank Ocean,

Let’s Eat Grandma, Jamie xx, FKA twigs and beyond. “We wanted someone

who had done pop and electronic records and didn’t just work within rock

music,” Katie says.  “Ireland’s buzziest new band” – The FADER

“Their rapturous reception here at SXSW is a testament to their startling

evolution as well as the excitement that can only come from watching a band

just beginning to realise the full extent of their powers.” – NME

“They have well and truly mastered the art of atmospheric rock” – Loud And

Quiet (9/10)  Supporting Fontaines D.C. on their European and US tours this year. They

were handpicked by Robert Smith to support The Cure in Dublin in 2019.  Eire headline tour in June, UK headline tour in September, including Village

Underground, and EU headline tour in October.  Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album Of The Year for their debut

album, ‘Wednesday’.  CD housed in a cardboard wallet with lyric and photo insert.  LP pressed on black vinyl and housed in a single sleeve jacket with lyric and

photo insert.  Available to independent retailers pressed on transparent blue vinyl in a

single sleeve jacket with lyric and photo insert.  Press – Reviews in Pitchfork, MOJO, DIY, Dork, Loud And Quiet, The Line Of Best Fit.

Here is “ still” for the new album…

Oh a Madonna compilation album just announced here also

Sin e really for this week folks
Thanks as always for listening,
Ray, Shane and Adam.

RSD Thanks! ROWAN Album Launch In-Store, New YE VAGABONDS, KILLER MIKE, SOAK, Another Limited SLIPKNOT Reissue And Fontaines DC Customs Hold-Up

Hi Everyone

Hope all is well.

Thanks to all of ye who made last Saturday so special…its hard to enjoy it at the time as the auld brain do be racing but once the exhaustion passes, and you reflect it was a special day again.

Thanks to all the musicians, THE BURMA, LEWIS BARFOOT , RUA RI and JOHN NEVILLE all of whom were fantastic…Tim will have a bit of a video at some point so will share it here as usual….thanks to Tim also for d;video,Martin, Vince and others for the refreshments, Stephen for the big undercharge own up…all the little acts of kindness shown by the community…thanks… thanks to all of ye who made the effort to come in on the day, for supporting the shop and the quality original Irish ( ish for Lewis) musicians who played for us…big big thanks to Shane and young Adam also for going the extra mile over the week and  never saying No….lesser affair on June 18th but RSD parked for now!

Right so releases due out ( we are trying to catch up and also trying to catch our breaths . so lots of catching going on) for this Friday the 29th April include…


Releases for the 6th of May include

3 Neil Young live reissues , SOFT CELL , HALESTORM  , GO WEST , KYLIE , DONNY OSMOND , SIGRID  , WARPAINT , THE WHO  my generation” and “ a quick one” , DEF LEPPARD  pyromania” “ retro – active” , EDDIE VEDDER , GERARD WILSONs “ moment of truth” and FREDDIE HUBBARDs “ breaking point” ,  ARCADE FIRE ,  ALEXIS FFRENCH JAPANESE BREAKFAST “ SABLE” , KATE RUSBY ,  JESUS AND MARY CHAIN  ,  ALT ,

RYAN SHERIDAN and Leesides very own ROWAN 


Will be a bit of a shorter newsletter this week as catching up but main week is the 13th May…gonna start with Proper and one we are really looking forward to here and that is the new album from YE VAGABONDS “ nine waves”  their second album ( third in total)  for Rough Trade’s River Lea label on May 13th.

“Nine Waves was recorded in the Dublin Mountains at Hellfire Studios, produced by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (whose previous work includes records by black midi, Lankum and caroline). The album features 11 tracks of both traditional and original songs and tunes. Nine Waves follows the duo’s standalone single I’m A Rover, which won them an RTE Radio One Folk Award for Best Traditional Folk Track. Ye Vagabonds were also named Best Folk Group for the second time at the 2021 ceremony, where they hold the record for most awarded artists.

The brotherly harmonies and multi-instrumental abilities of Diarmuid and Brían Mac Gloinn were joined on Nine Waves by Kate Ellis (cello) and Caimin Gilmore (double bass), both members of the Irish contemporary classical group Crash Ensemble, and Ryan Hargadon (Anna Mieke, Rachael Lavelle, Kojaque) on piano and saxophone.

The record also features concertina from Cormac Begley and harmonium from regular touring member of Ye Vagabonds, Alain McFadden.”

Here is “ go away and come back hither” from the new record

Proper also have ALBERT COLLINS “ ice picking” on Alligator records.

Universal for the 13th of May have the brand new album by FLORENCE AND THE MACHINES “ dance fever” on Polydor…is available to us on CD, deluxe hardbook CD version and gatefold double vinyl also. Here is “ free” from the new record

(282) Florence + The Machine – Free – YouTube

Polydor also via Uni have THE ROLLING STONES “ live at the el mocambo” on 2CD. 4LP set…this release is the first full show from the two secret gigs at the 300 capacity music club in Toronto, a bit like the Ed Sheeran thing in our shop this week but we would only have 100 capacity. ROXY MUSIC reissue “ country life” and “ stranded” as half speed masters also on the 13th. Verve acoustic series finally have the JOHN COLTRANE/JOHNNY HARTMANN reissue as well as DUKE ELLINGTON/COLEMAN HAWKINS reissue. The TRNA “ istok” album finally gets its vinyl release , there is a new Mandy Moore and also new KEB MO “ good to be…” on Rounder records.

Warner for the 13th May have a nice few bits and pieces, JONIs “ blue” gets a CD remaster…obviously incredible piece of work that will be listened to long after all of us are gone, KILLER MIKE ( run the jewels) has a reissue of his 2012 ( out of print since then) R.A.P MUSIC album on Adult swim/watertower label…there is an indies green vinyl available here. There is a deluxe CD version of the newest OPETH album “ in cauda venenum”MOLLY TUTTLE & THE GOLDEN HIGHWAY release their new album on vinyl on Nonesuch “ crooked tree” …bluegrass album ,nice listen if thats a bit of your thing, Jerry Douglas produced …talented musician she is…here is “ she’ll change” from the record

(282) Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – She’ll Change (Official Video) – YouTube

Couple of biggies to finish up with from Warner for the 13th May, Roadrunner have a coke bottle clear vinyl reissue of SLIPKNOTs second album “ IOWA” and Nonesuch once again have the 11th studio album by the mighty THE BLACK KEYS on CD and LP….there was to be an indies lp but it got pulled , i messaged those affected already…sorry about that folks, out of our control. CD and LP available, really good price on the LP…great to see that for a new album…makes you wonder though how some releases can go on the shelf at 23 retail and others are 38 retail…different royalty rates going on maybe but other than that same costs no? I’m not going there lads, nah im not f**king going there, lifes too short. Heres a track from the new THE BLACK KEYS album “wild child” …mad video

(282) The Black Keys – Wild Child (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Sony for the 13th of May have a vinyl reissue of the classic FORREST GUMP soundtrack.

THE ORCHARD for the 13th May have the debut album by OBONGJAYER “ some nights i dream of doors” on cd , lp and indies lp.

Right so next instore is coming up on Saturday 7th of May with ROWAN @ 2pm…really looking forward to this…their debut album “ does it make you happy”  is only released on the 6th of May so it’s an album launch instore….i really hope the community can come out and support this one…fierce talented musicians…vinyl and cd copies to be signed on the day …if you can’t make it in and want a signed copy email us or preorder from the site also…here is “ irish to the bones” from the debut record

(282) Rowan – Irish To My Bones (Official Video) – YouTube

Going to hand ye over to the Shane lad now as he runs though the usual down the road announcements in the last week…

Sound, Ray! Well done yourself for putting the RSD party on, lots of work, and it was a great day!
I thought I was being good picking up only a few things from it but ended up with a load as usual! Like a lot of ye!

The releases keep coming though and I’ve another few to mention this week.

Ray mentioned ‘Iowa’ earlier but fans will be delighted to know that SLIPKNOT’s 3rd album, ‘Volume 3: The Subliminal Verses’ is going to be reissued soon too, on purple vinyl! Long overdue, as these, like Iowa, would be priced at upwards of 200 quid online due to their rareness.
Their sound changed a bit on Volume 3. Produced by Rick Rubin. Great album.
Again though, it will be limited…

Secondly, another one of my favourites, PRINCE will be releasing ‘Live from Syracuse 1985’ on two formats. The year after Purple Rain came out so right in his prime. That’s coming on June 3rd.

Then the week after, George Ezra will be releasing his brand new album ‘Goldrush Kid’. He’s a good summery pop songwriter. Here’s ‘Green Green Grass’ from it:

Also that week, DEPECHE MODE will release the next in their 12 inch singles box sets, ‘Exciter‘.

Another few interesting ones coming down the road are a new one from punky band VIAGRA BOYS, a 30th anniversary splatter coloured vinyl of PAVEMENT ‘Slanted and Enchanted’, new LAURA VEIRS (limited numbers), a live BLACK STONE CHERRY one, CHRISTINE MCVIE and YO LA TENGO.

That’s all I think from me this week. Back to you Ray! Cheers!

Thanks Shane!!

Right Integral for the 13th May has new ones by GENTLE SINNERS and KEVIN MORBY.

INTEGRAL THEN FOR THE 20th of MAY have finally the new BEACH HOUSE record “ once twice melody”….the vinyl is more or less sold out ( we were allocated 14 units in total im afraid) but have 2 of the boxset and 1 ‘Silver Edition’ (it’s actually on black vinyl) left to sell until the repress…new FLUME and PORRIDGE RADIO also on the 20th May

Also and more on this one next week as time is agin me ,Rough Trade have the new SOAK record on cd. Lp and indies lp…

Sin e for this week really folks

Oh not great news but we will get there hopefully…the signed fontaines stuff was posted to us 2 weeks ago but is stuck in Customs…hopefully will flush out in the next week.

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Adam

New Project Between RADIOHEAD And SONS OF KEMET Members, ‘The Smile’, 3 More Sleeps Til RSD, New WARPAINT And An Exciting Album Launch In-Store!

Hi Everyone

Hope all is well.

Record shop day week ( this Saturday the 23rd of April) this week, so lots going on.

Shop will be open at 8 AM on Saturday…plenty of records here now for it!. Plenty!

Music starts at 1 PM with THE BURMA, hot off their number 6 slot in the Irish singles chart.

Lewis Barfoot is on at 2pm, RUA RI is 3 PM and John Neville is 4 PM.

Good few spots on the day, few beers etc hanging about the place, nice atmosphere around the siopa hopefully on the day, a celebration of record shops…really hope ye folks can pop in on the day. Please make sure to ask on the day if you are chasing a record and we will help, RSD goes online then on Sunday the 24th of April at 7 pm. That’s it for now, hope to see ye Saturday.

Busy weekend ahead also with non-RSD releases, i suppose the record companies know there is a lot of footfall in the shops so stack up the releases…last week to enter our fab FONTAINES DC competition, new record out this Friday, really looking forward to it.

Other releases out this Friday the 22nd April include…


Releases for the 29th April include …

Right so onto releases for friday the 6th of May ( just got more news re RSD….Ireland got no stock of THE STREETS title for rsd, so really sorry about that, out of our hands, sorry…also the RAMONES title is moved to drop 2 on 18TH June….the SIMPLE MINDS release for RSD has run into a problem….we were badly cut and only got 5 copies of it….8 lads had wishlisted it so early birds will get them folks….out of my control, simple minds fans set yer alarms….ohh the pressure …how many in front of me in the queue? How many simple minds heads in front of me in the queue?? Ohh the pressure, i’m not being flippant here…nervous for us as well, we want folks to be happy but lots of uncontrollables….hopefully the shutter will open, the credit card machine doesn’t crash!  That does happen a few times a year for 15/20 mins…hopefully not sat at 8.25!!)…the who its hard is now also drop 2!)

Repeat,,,right so onto the 6th May, Warner have the 3 Neil Young live reissues on CD and LP ON REPRISE Citizen Kane Jr. Blues 1974 (The Bottom Line), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971, Royce Hall 1971 all on CD and LP, the new SOFT CELL album “ happiness not included” lands on the 6th May also on BMG, brand new album from HALESTORM “ BACK FROM THE DEAD” also that day via ATLANTIC on cd, lp and indies only LP. CHRYSALIS have a reissue of GO WESTs debut album on LP or as a CD boxset , there is a new KYLIE “ infinite disco” LP on BMG…a live album from during lockdowns and there is a new DONNY OSMOND vinyl.

Universal for the 6th of May have via Island the new SIGRID album “ how to let go” on cd, lp or indies only galaxy pink.


Uni also have the brand new WARPAINT album “ radiate like this” on Virgin/Heirloom records….its the bands first album in 6 years and is available on CD, LP or INDIES YELLOW LP…here is “ champion” from the new record…lush

(275) Warpaint – Champion (Official Video) – YouTube

UMC have two half speed masters by THE WHO with “ my generation” and “ a quick one” .

UMC also reissue two DEF LEPPARD albums on vinyl…smash hit “ pyromania” as well as compilation album “ retro – active” 

A nice one on UMC also for the 6th May with the vinyl reissue of EDDIE VEDDERs “ ukulele songs “…here is “ sleeping by myself” from the record…atdaboyEddie

(275) Eddie Vedder – Sleeping By Myself – YouTube

Lastly universal have two more on the Bluenote tome poet series with GERARD WILSONs “ moment of truth” and FREDDIE HUBBARDs “ breaking point”.

Fontaines DC album sounds great, had a few sneaky listens this past week…magic, it will be massive.

Sony for the 6th May have the brand new ARCADE FIRE album “ we” on deluxe cd, std lp or indies only white LP, here is “the lightning 1 & 2” from the new album

(275) Arcade Fire – The Lightning I, II (Official Video) – YouTube

Sony has a brand new ALEXIS FFRENCH album “ truth” and JAPANESE BREAKFAST “ SABLE” video game OST.

Proper have a new KATE RUSBY on cd only for now, deluxe or std.

THE ORCHARD for the 6th MAY have the JESUS AND MARY CHAIN “ damage and joy” reissued on ultra clear vinyl….THE WATERBOYS new album “ all souls hill” was due on the 6th of May ( but i think it is delayed and pushed back now to later in the year, the rep still needs numbers this week) it is available on CD and LP…here is the title track from the new album

(275) The Waterboys – All Souls Hill (Official Video) – YouTube

Needle mythology reissue ALT,  “ altitude” the collaborative 1995 album by Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers), Andy White and Tim Finn (Split Enz/Finn/Crowded House). It is on CD and LP.

Here is Tim Finn unboxing the record…

(275) Tim Finn unboxing ALT’s ‘Altitude’ reissue – YouTube

RYAN SHERIDAN has a new album on Rubyworks for the 6th May called “ americana” on CD and LP.

Last one and the most important one for us from THE ORCHARD via the Beverly Martel label in Los Angeles is the debut album from Ireland and Leesides very own ROWAN. Here is a bit more about the 3 piece…Debut album from Irish rock band ROWAN. Born in Cork, Ireland out of the early pandemic last year, when the three accomplished musicians were forced into a hiatus from session work, Rowan are fast becoming one of the most exciting new Irish acts around. Signed to Beverly Martel with last year’s EP ‘Everybody Talks’ their first imprint with the LA label. Instant earworms such as ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change’ and ‘One Of These Days’ put the band on the map in Ireland and beyond. Playing at the Prestigious Other voices festival in Ireland and getting play and support from tastemakers like Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne at 6 Music as well as Ed Smith and Jessica. Fast forward to 2022, the stage is well and truly set for Rowan, who teamed up with producer Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, James) for their superb debut album Does It Make You Happy?.

Really looking forward to this release here in the shop, the lads have played in various bands in the siopa down through the years ( and in various bands in Cork through the last few years) and its great to see them get a record deal and a bit of push behind them, hope this record will do really well for them and push them further up the ladder. I saw them live before Christmas and was really impressed with them, i had seen them in different bands before but never as ROWAN and it was a treat.

Here is “ everybody talks “ from the new record..cracking tune

(275) Rowan // Everybody Talks (Official Video) – YouTube

Album will be available on vinyl and i think CD could be coming soon also…LP is the 6th May folks for sure.

Great news great news….ROWAN will launch the album in the siopa with us on Saturday the 7th of May at 2pm…i hope ye can come out and support the band, this should be a great instore folks, delighted to be involved we are. The band will play songs from the record on the day and sign copies of their debut album….more great news there will be cd copies here also now for the 6th May. reserve a copy by emailing us or purchase from the website also….more in the next few weeks.

Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye through nice announcements made in the last week…RADIOHEAD fans hold onto yer hats is all i say ( maybe not yer wallets like!) 

Cheers Ray!
How’s it going everyone? Hope all is good with ye.
Yeah, Ray’s right, first up is a very interesting release coming on June 17th, two of the RADIOHEAD boys JONNY GREENWOOD and THOM YORKE team up with drummer TOM SKINNER of SONS OF KEMET. They’re calling the group THE SMILE.
Jonny has created some absolutely brilliant music over the last decade or so for films. Went to see the movie SPENCER a few months back and his music in it was class. And of course, Thom is great too.
Also, the modern jazz/afro-beat band SONS OF KEMET are class as well, so this should be good. 
Here’s a track from it, not what I expected:
The yellow vinyl is limited so be quick if interested.

Secondly, WILCO are releasing a load of formats of the 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of their excellent album ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’. There will be a Super Deluxe 11 LP set with loads of extras, an indies coloured vinyl, CD box set and more. That’s due out in September.

Andy Bell’s RIDE are reissuing their early albums and EPs on coloured vinyl.

Also down the line, an ORBITAL  4 LP box set, a brand new one by HOT CHIP — limited quantities of the indies coloured vinyl of that!–  DRIVE BY TRUCKERS and new LIZZO.

Think that’s all from me this week. Hope to see ye for a bit on Saturday!

Thanks Shane!

Integral for the 6th of May have three nice new studio albums  from BELLE & SEBASTIANROLLING BLACKOUT COASTAL FEVER  and SHARON VAN ETTEN…3 nice ones!

Integral then for the 13th of May have a real interesting one with the debut release from GENTLE SINNERS ( a project from James Graham of THE TWILIGHT SAD and Aidan Moffet of ARAB STRAP) it is coming out via Rock Action records and the cd is out on the 13th of May but LP FORMATS aint out till the 26th September…it will be available to indie retailers as an indies red vinyl with bonus 7” and DL code…here is a tune from the magical duo..” killing this time”

(275) Gentle Sinners – Killing This Time – YouTube

Integral also has the KEVIN MORBY “ this is a photograph” on dead oceans…available as a gold nugget indies coloured vinyl…here is an interesting human side to the record…

The story begins with Kevin Morby absentmindedly flipping through a

box of old family photos in the basement of his childhood home in

Kansas City. Just hours before, at a family dinner, his father had

collapsed in front of him and had to be rushed to the hospital. That night

Morby still felt the shock and fear lodged in his bones. So he gazed at

the images until one of the pictures jumped out at him: his father as a

young man, proud and strong and filled with confidence, posing on a

lawn with his shirt off.  This was in January of 2020. As the months went on and the world

dramatically changed around him, Morby felt an eerie similarity between

his feelings of that night and the atmosphere of those spring days. Fear,

anxiety, hope and resilience all churning together. The themes began

twisting in his mind. History, trauma and the grand fight against time.

Having the courage to dream, even while knowing the tragedy that often

awaits those who dare to dream.  While his father regained his strength, Morby meditated on these ideas.

And then, he headed to Memphis. He moved into the Peabody Hotel and

spent his days paying tribute and genuflecting to the dreamers he

admired. In the evening, he would return to his room and document his

ideas on a makeshift recording set-up, with just his guitar and a

microphone. The songs, elegiac in nature, befitting all he had seen,

poured out of him.  

Here is the title track…more resonance after you read above it doesnt it

(275) Kevin Morby – This is a Photograph (Official Video) – YouTube

Right so Sin e for this week really

Hope to see ye Saturday, when all is said and done it is an important day for us…we are a community siopa really, not 2 a penny those anymore in the world we live in, i was chatting to a wife of  a  good friend of mine and customer in the shop and she was saying shops don’t “ keep things” anymore , that that is a thing of the past, i hadn’t thought about it really but tis true i suppose , we have a fine record shop behind us  “ kept” for lads not to mind what’s on the shop floor to buy…but sure we are a business also, have to pay the bills ( someone has to pay for the wax ( for the yacht) )) but pride ourselves much more on the former if truth be told…i always tell myself enjoy the day Ray, but can be hard to relax as a lot going on and you want everyone to be happy and relaxed also….impossible really, but sher lets do our best…hope to see ye on the day…spots, beers, live music, loads of records and a few laughs hopefully.

Sin e

Thanks for listening

Ray, Shane and young(ish) Adam


Hi Everyone

Hope the form is good and all is well.

My weekly update on RSD to start with, the day is just 10 days out now, at this point I haven’t been made aware of any more major cuts other than the ones I mentioned last week…hard to manage them to be honest as release dates keep moving…..right here’s the latest

All of these titles are now gone to the June drop…

BILLY BRAGG, THE SWEET, BE BOP DELUXE, GONG,  LINDA HOOVER, THE RATIONALS, CHET BAKER and IGGY POP…Jefferson AIRPLANE title  gone to black friday release on nov 25th!

We are trying our best to keep an eye on everything, but with over 400 titles it can be tricky!

Probably more on RSD as the newsletter progresses!

Just got news there now at 11am on weds that both BETH ORTONS and the DEACON BLUE RSD releases are now moved to the 18th June drop…all i can do is give the info folks.

Right, we are delighted to have got some CD copies of the new Niamh Regan EP “ IN THE MEANTIME” …four brand new tracks, excellent they are…Niamh is a special talent.

Here is “ late nights” from the new EP

Nine days left to enter our FONTAINES DC competition also …be in with a chance to win a signed print or a fab signed test pressing!…links to the various formats here to enter ( no purchase necessary either to enter).

Here is a nice little video from Conor Curley guitarist with the band about pre ordering the album….nice one Curley!Video

Right so, this Friday the 15th we have new albums in the siopa by

THE POLICE ,  The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film  , KURT VILE



And then releases for the 22nd April here also!!….i dunno where we are going to put all the stuff on the weekend in question!! BRIAN MAY , ROGER ENO , ALMOST FAMOUS , THE TEA PARTY , THE YARD ACT , TAJ MAHAL & RY COODER  , SLIPKNOT , FRIGHTENED RABBIT , PRETENDERS , THE STREETS , CHARLES MINGUS “ MINGUS THREE” ,  Bonnie Raitt  , JASON ALDEAN ,  WARDRUNA , NOTHING BUT THIEVES ,  Painted Shield , MT. JOY , JOE BONAMASSA , FONTAINES DC “ skinty fia”

Right so the main focus is the 29th of April this week….RSD hangover but no let up for ye!!…As I said to a lad yesterday, sher tis my job to hawk! Open or closed ears it falls upon is in the lap of the record gods then….so here we go again!

Warner have a nice few out on the 29th of April so lets start with the new BLOC PARTY album , their 6th now via INFECTIOUS/BMG, it is called “ alpha games” and will be available as a cd , std lp or indies only coloured lp….here is “ traps” from the new record

British rockers THUNDER have a brand new album on BMG also “ dopamine” is available as a 2CD or 2LP.

NEIL YOUNG brings us his Official Release Series volume 4 on Reprise records, discs 13, 14 , 20 and 21…available as a 4 CD or 4LP sets which include 80s album” hawks and doves” “ re-ac-tor” “ this notes for you” and ep “ eldorado” which was only ever previously released in Japan and Australia ( there’s always a ( dirty) carrot folks!) 

MONO reissue of “ saucerful of secrets” by the mighty FLOYDMADNESS reissue of “ wonderful” now out to the 29th of April, ANN WILSON ( HEART) has a new covers album “ fierce bliss” , there are a bunch of SPARKS LP and CD reissues ( the show in Dublin a few nights back was meant to be super) , so they reissue  “ lil beethoven”, “ balls” and “ hello young lovers” and there is a RICHARD MARX greatest hits ( and more) on 2lp if you want more or 1 lp if not!

Last few from Warner then for the 29th April is a BILL BRUFORD ( drummer with Yes, Crimson and Genesis) complete career collection on 6 CDs, there are new albums from OUMOA SANGARE and lastly black metal magic by WATAIN as they unleash their 7th studio album on the world via nuclear blast.

UNIVERSAL for the 29th April have a nice few releases also….EMI have the brand new ( 4th ) studio album by BLOSSOMS “ ribbon around the bomb” available as CD, DELUXE CD which has a full live album as a bonus disc, std vinyl and indies only gold vinyl….heres the title track

(268) Blossoms – Ribbon Around The Bomb (Official Video) – YouTube

Island release the vinyl of the new THE WEEKND album “ dawn fm” , UMC have a half speed abbey road master by Mike Showell of T-REXs 1971 classic “ electric warrior” , Bluenote reissue the classic debut album ( i think Rolling Stone said at the time that it was one of the greatest debut records ever) by NORAH JONES “ come away with me”, the siopa was only a baby when it was released and man we sold some copies of it…its reissued on CD, DELUXE 3CD and LP.

Spinefarm via UNI have the brand new RAMMSTEIN album , their 8th, “ zeit” on 2LP 180g gatefold, cd digi or cd/bluray formats…here is the title track from the album

There is a lovely release on DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON of JOHN WILLIAMS 90th birthday concert in Berlin…its a 2LP GOLD VINYL version, 90,  some man, some tunes down the years.

Real World are reissuing as half speed masters two PETER GABRIELS “ passion” and “ birdy” and lastly the score by MAX RICHTER “ INVASION” gets a release.

Sony firstly has a rush release of the newest TYLER THE CREATOR “ call me if you get lost” on vinyl…hopefully will be here by 22nd april.

Sony then for the 29th April finally have the vinyl release of the new CHRISTY DIGNAM solo album “ the man who stayed alive” , there is a brand new WIILIE NELSON album “ a beautiful life” on CD and VINYL and a new MIRANDA LAMBERT on CD.

Proper for the 29th of April have the new ROBIN TROWER album on Provogue on cd and lp “ no more worlds to conquer” and the TRASHCAN SINATRAS reissue of “ weightlifting” has now gone to the 29th April also.

Repeat begging letters sent to the record companies again today to try and bum some spots for the day ….we hope to do a few spots with the queue and then a few during each artist /bands performance, beers around the place or bring a few of your own….heres the line up of music


Absolutely cracking new single released last friday from the band “ dont believe your dreams” …they were number 1 on ITUNES with the track over the weekend and are battling it out with HARRY STYLES at the moment at the top of the singles chart…you can buy it on Bandcamp, ITUNES or listen on spotify…heres a link to purchase it….hopefully might hear a live version of it Saturday week…

The lads will be set up as a three piece , acoustic, electric and small drum kit.

Next up 


With music to soothe our souls …cant wait…

Here is “ sweet dreams” from new album which will be available on the day

(268) Sweet Dreams – Lewis Barfoot | Official Music Video – YouTube

Next up

3pm RUA RI

A young  lad who has savage potential in our opinion…really looking forward to this

Here is “ shepherds delight” from the young man

(268) Rua Rí – Shepherd’s Delight – YouTube

Next up


Looking forward immensely to this performance also…John has a new record out in May/June and will be playing some songs for us from his repertoire.

Heres is a taster with a tune for Bobby, Frank and John…” blue moon rising”

(268) John Neville – Blue Moon Rising – YouTube

Right so thats our music for the afternoon of RSD Saturday 23rd of April…really hope you can join us for a while on the day.

On the day we are open at 8am and we will close at 5 pm….online is open then from 7pm on Sunday the 24th april for Irish indie shops….7pm Sunday 24th April our RSD TITLES will be on the website.

Just another little bit of housekeeping about opening hours over the Easter…10 am to 6 pm thursday, friday and saturday as normal…CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY and Adam is in Monday 11 to 4 and back to normal then the rest of the week.

Going to hand over to the Shane man now as he runs through the further down the line bits!

Cheers Ray!

Hey everyone, hope all is good with ye. Starting to get summery outside now. Wahey!

First up this week is a huge metal reissue. The long out of print ‘Iowa’ by SLIPKNOT. It’s getting pressed on limited ‘coke bottle’ clear vinyl. One of the best metal albums ever in my opinion. I remember I had to smuggle it into my house on blank CD in 2001 as my parents weren’t too fond of how they would get sick and fight each other on stage and swear a lot. It’s coming in May.
A customer fan was doing detective work on it last week and spotted it online before we even got word. Definitely coming out now, so happy days.

Second up is the brand new album by INTERPOL ‘The Other Side of Make Believe’. That will be out on July 15th on a few formats. We will have the limited indies red version.

On June 3rd, Amy Winehouse ‘Live in Glastonbury 2007’. What a voice, really unique and she wrote some great songs too.

Also coming down the road BLACK CROWES ‘1972’, a new STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES and the DAFT PUNK ‘Tron Legacy Soundtrack’

There will be a nice expanded version of ‘Combat Rock’ by THE CLASH and a 7 inch of ‘Rock the Casbah‘.

Hip-hop duo Run the Jewels are reissuing two of their earlier albums in May.

And finally, there’ll be releases from DAVID SYLVIAN, CSNY ‘Live 69-70’ and a NORTHERN SOUL ANTHEMS  compilation!

If interested in anything you can order through the links but if no link, pop us an email and we can put your name down.

Oh, also, we will be getting a couple limited edition RSD 22 Rega Planar 1 turntables!

Before I go, here’s Adam and Ray’s video for this week:
Enjoy the sun! Back to you Ray!

Thanks Shane!!

Right so Integral for the 29th of April has new ones by ANORAK PATCH and BALTHAZAR.

INTEGRAL FOR THE 6th of May has ( great news for me as i really like this band a lot) a brand new BELLE & SEBASTIAN record called “ a bit of previous” on Matador, available as CD, STD LP and indies only LP with a bonus 7”…here is “ unnecessary drama” …( i had some of that yesterday in the shop but that’s for another day folks…unnecessary as f**k it was) 

(270) Belle and Sebastian- “Unnecessary Drama” (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Really like this band, cant wait for this.

New !!! album out on warp also on the 6th May.

BILL FAY “ STILL SOME LIGHT PART 2” makes its way on record shop sleeves on the 6th May also.

Brand new EMELIE SANDE album out on that day also…

Two more beauts out on the 6th are SHARON VAN ETTENS new one on JAGJAGUWAR “ we have been going about this all wrong” which includes an allocated indies only vinyl version among its formats…

Heres a trailer for the album

(270) WBGATAW (Trailer) – YouTube

Lastly is the third album from wonderful ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER “ endless rooms” on Sub Pop…indies lp sold out on preorders but ill try for more ( very unlikely) cd and std lp available as well as cassette….here is “ my echo” from the new record…fine band.

(270) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – My Echo (Official Video) – YouTube

Right sin e folks for this week ( under pressure there at the end!…got there though)

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and young Adam.


Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well enough….lots of news this week…good news , not so good news , bad news , great news and news that we cant tell just yet.

Going to start with the bad news…FOO FIGHTERS RSD title won’t be in this shop ( before i go on about this inconsequential bit , the really bad news which i forgot to mention last week was the terrible sad news of the passing of FOOs drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS, ahh just fierce sad, fine drummer, good character and gone way too soon really, thoughts with family and band members, horrendous time) anyways the inconsequential bit, i f**ked up on the FOOs RSD release…mea totally culpa…to bore ye with the details, the foos was a late addition and was on a newer Sony RSD sheet…i used the older sheet less the foos title …thought of it after and emailed the rep to tell him id ring him about the foos ( why i didn’t say stick 10 foos on as well please, i don’t know,  but i didn’t, nah Donie Donut here said ill ring ya about the FOOs , which i didn’t cos i forgot …he was on hols then, all copies of it got allocated…zip for us here, mea culpa…sorry.

Right so re the not so good news ( again RSD STUFF) ….the kris krisstofferson/lou reed release is seriously cut…we are just getting one copy from a hope of 7 copies….there was 4 of ye asked about this, best to set yer alarms early…sorry. BLUE VELVET soundtrack another one where wishlist demand beats supply , HUMAN LEAGUE unlimited another one where demand exceeds what will be supplied…so those 3 are early birds job…cuts on a few more also namely BLONDIE, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, OFFSPRING, and THE CURE but if you make an effort it should be ok….they are the problemos for now, im sure ill add a few next week!!

We are going to kick onto the great news and delighted to announce something really special, as well as having 20 signed prints to go with 20 of the preorders of the new FONTAINES album , we also will have a signed TEST PRESSING of the new album….sweet as a bloody nut that will be for someone…preorder the album to be in with a chance to win a signed print or the fab signed TEST PRESSING…btw its a no purchase necessary comp, so email us if interested that way…you know what way we, the label and the band would prefer you to enter but can enter comp without purchase also…Shane i think has a video we can share here of the lads signing the prints and the TP….sound job lads and all at Partisan also!!

Some good news, Dave from Cork won the war on drugs tickets , ( if he doesn’t want them or cant use them , we will move to next on the list)…last week also to enter for the Kae TEMPEST tickets in Cypress also…and we have music back for RSD also this year…all good news…more on the RSD music later.

Some more good news, even great news id say….new YENKEE record is in store now “ YEN” its called…all happened very quick and i wasn’t aware it was even coming out…bada bing, a few days and a few emails later, the record is here on the shelves…ah lads and lassies this dude is super talented……he is not around for RSD this year but we will catch him another day for an instore in the shop all going well….7 completely new tracks on this record,  white coloured vinyl im told…

Here is “ soft satellite” from the album

Ah class, what’s there not to like like, the boy born and reared on the banks of the Lee as well…( doesn’t sound like it i know!)

Better sell some records!…in the shop for this friday are releases by


Next Friday the 15th sees releases by

THE POLICEs “ greatest hits” ,  The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film  , KURT VILE



Main week for this week is the 22nd of April,

Universal has a deluxe reissue of BRIAN MAYs second solo album, “ another world” via EMI,

Reissued on cd, deluxe3 cd, lp and boxset which includes Lift Lid Box – Fitment for 2CDs (in wallets) and enamel Badge, 180g 1LP sky blue colour vinyl with printed inner & single LP outer sleeve, CD1: Album remastered, CD2: Bonus tracks, 24 Page 12 x 12 Book.

ROGER ENO has a brand new studio album on DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON “ the turning year” on CD and LP,  the super GRAMMY awarded soundtrack ALMOST FAMOUS finally gets a release date after months of been pushed back, tis out now UMC on the 22nd April, THE TEA PARTYs self titled debut lp gets a reissue also on UMC, it hardly saw the light of day back in 1991 as was self released, only 3000 copies back then. Island has a repress of THE YARD ACT debut on green indies vinyl for the 13th may .

WARNER have some really nice stuff for the 22nd April , there is the new record by TAJ MAHAL & RY COODER “ get on board – the songs of Sonny Terry and Brownie Mcghee” on Nonesuch records,,,the first time the two legends have made an album together since 1965 really when they made the RISING SONS demos…this should be a real treat…here is “ hooray hooray” from the new recordings

(268) Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder – Hooray Hooray (Official Video) – YouTube

As Shane mentioned last week Warner have the reissue of the debut LP by SLIPKNOT on Lemon coloured indies vinyl via Roadrunner.

A much looked forward to reissue also is FRIGHTENED RABBITs “ pedestrian verse” on the 22nd april also via East/West…Scott had such an emotive voice, beautiful…here is “ backyard skulls” from the record…great band if new to you….the two EPs are out the next day for RSD then.

(268) Frightened Rabbit – Backyard Skulls [Official Video] – YouTube

Some more nice reissues by Warner for the 22nd April include the first two PRETENDERS albums 1& 2…these reissues are from the 2018 CD remasters so these remasters on Vinyl for the very first time….THE STREETS reissue fab debut “ original pirate material” on locked on records…here is “ weak become heroes”…tune tune it is

(268) Weak Become Heroes – YouTube

On his birthday there is a reissue of CHARLES MINGUS “ MINGUS THREE” on Rhino featuring 8 unreleased tracks ..available on 2CD, 2LP.

Lastly from Warner for the 22nd April is a brand new studio album from Bonnie Raitt ( lovely name btw) “ just like that…” is her 21st studio album….here is “ made up mind” from new album, available on cd, std lp or indies only teal lp

(268) Bonnie Raitt – Made Up Mind (Official Lyric Video) – YouTube

Oh and a brand new JASON ALDEAN CD also on Broken Bow records.

Sony for the 22nd April have the brand new WARDRUNA album “ first flight of the white raven” on CD or double LP as well as NOTHING BUT THIEVES “ moral panic 2” on transparent plum vinyl.

THE ORCHARD for the 22nd April have the second album from Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard’s Painted Shield project on an indies only and a new CD also from JEWEL.

PROPER for the 22nd April have some nice reissues on Dualtone …indies vinyl jobs on first two MT. JOY albums , also 3 more JOE BONAMASSA reissues via Provogue and the new RZA album on Wienerworld “ BOBBY DIGITAL VS RZA” …LP only.

Going to pass the baton to Shane there now for a little bit as he runs though some down the road announcements 

Sound Ray! Hey everyone, hope ye’re all doing alright! 
A good few ones to mention this week so will be quick. 

First up is a brand new album by Sharon Van Etten out at the start of May called ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’. Her last one was good and was popular in the shop. We will be getting limited numbers of the indies marble vinyl, so if interested, best to buy from the link there asap.

Next, and also in May is a nice compilation of SEX PISTOLS tracks that spanned their career. Indies yellow vinyl of it.

FRANK BLACK of the Pixies has a box set coming with his other band The Catholics in July. It’s a 7lp set on clear vinyl.

Forgot to mention last week, as well as the NEIL YOUNG bootleg records, there’s also a 4 LP box set coming on April 29th featuring his 80s albums. Can’t keep up with Neil!

There’s a new album coming from DEF LEPPARD ‘Diamond Star’ too.

Finally, for the coming months, ABBA are releasing  box sets on CD and vinyl of 8 of their albums, GILBERT O SULLIVAN has a new oneSNAP reissue their dance classic ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’ on yellow 10″. MADNESS reissue ‘Wonderful’, a new album from SPORTS TEAM, THE ASSOCIATES reissue ‘Sulk’ and MAGGIE ROGERS has a new one.

That’s all from me this week I think, slán.

Oh and here’s this week’s video with Ray and Adam:

Thanks Shane!

Right INTEGRAL for the 22nd of APRIL have the hugely anticipated new album from FONTAINES DC “ skinty fia” on red vinyl, blk vinyl , deluxe 2lp vinyl and CD….as ye know we have 20 signed prints and one signed TEST PRESSING up for grabs for some people who preorder from us ( as also said no purchase necessary to enter this comp also) …really looking forward to this record here in the shop…

Here is title track from the new record

(268) Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia (Official Video) – YouTube

Integral also have a reissue of MY BLOODY VALENTINE “ LOVELESS” vinyl, and brand new albums from OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW and S. CAREY also.

Integral for the 29th April have BALTHAZAR “ SAND CASTLE” recordings from during lockdown, a new NIGHTMARES ON WAX remix ep, CHARLES MINGUS “ LOST ALBUM FROM RONNIE SCOTTS” and lastly a band that caught my ear ANORAK PATCH…only kids aged 15 to 18 just…but i really like there sound…debut EP out on Nice Swan records “ by cousin Sam” …here is a tune

(268) Cousin Sam – YouTube

Right so RSD 2022 …Yipee…a bit wrote negatively about it every year…our first was 2011. I really enjoy the day, albeit there can be a few problems….but overall we honestly see the day as a celebration of our existence, every year i say to myself when its done, another year at it, another year here…how bad…we have sent the begging letters to the record companies looking for free stuff to giveaway on the day…hopefully they will come up trumps, they usually do to an extent anyway….got some LIVE MUSIC lined up for the afternoon of RSD,  SATURDAY THE 23RD April..thats the party part….we missed out on one or two bands/artists we were hoping to get for RSD as they are away but we think we have a nice lineup for the day…time slots will be confirmed ,,,sorry to recap first doors open @ 8 am, few spots given out,,,,live music starts around 1 …will confirm next week…right the line up…we have THE BURMA in with us on the day, we really like this band here in the shop, i think they have played 3 or 4 times for us now…debut album to be released later in the year, so we are really looking forward to that here…fine band, here’s the lads doing their thing up in Windmill Lane …class

(268) The Burma – Live at Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Dublin – YouTube

We are delighted to also welcome back LEWIS BARFOOT to play a few tunes in the shop..Lewis is great, such fun, so positive and she makes beautiful music… RTE radio 1 DJ Lillian Smith called her music balm for the soul and its hard to find a better description…Lewis released an album “ glenphuca” last year and its a lovely listen….heres “ white dress” from it …she will be singing, selling and signing on the day.

Young Adam said to me a few weeks back had i heard of RUA RI ..i said no and he said he heard him play down in Ballycotton Church and he was fierce impressed…id say he is just starting his journey…i was fierce impressed also…he is coming in to play a few songs on the day for us also…

Heres a tune or 4  from RUA RI

(268) Thanks for Stopping by…Rua Rí – YouTube

Last but not least in with us on the day will be Mr. JOHN NEVILLE…John is a veteran of the music scene in Ireland and has a new album coming out in May or June…Johns lead single from the new album is “ old honey bee” and it was playlisted on RTE Radio 1 amongst others…

Here it is…Johns a lovely tone to his voice, a lovely guitar player and a lovely man to finish the package.

(268) Old Honey Bee – John Neville – YouTube

I hope ye can get in and support the shop and these local original musicians on RSD Saturday the 23rd April….a lovely selection of music i feel.

Bring beer if ye want, we will supply the same also!!

One last one hot of the press is a lovely boxset of GEORGE MICHAELs “ older” album due for release on JULY 8TH with Sony, 3 lp/5cd boxset…brilliant album it was/is also…its 185 quid best price on pre orders. We will also have a standard black 2 lp and an indies green coloured 2 lp vinyl of it, all there in the above link.

Heres more info







Written, arranged and produced by George Michael, ‘Older’ saw George exploring new music, as he reflected on life, loss and pain with, ultimately, the redemptive power of love triumphing over everything.

Originally released in the UK on 13 May 1996 through Virgin Records, ‘Older’, George Michael’s iconic album, reached the pinnacle of chart success, where it remained for three consecutive weeks, spending 35 weeks in the top 10 overall. The album produced six singles, two of which – ‘Fastlove’ and the haunting ‘Jesus To A Child’ – reached No.1, with the other four peaking in the top three. The album was a huge global commercial success, going 6x platinum in the UK, as well as verified platinum in another 22 countries – an achievement which is unparalleled to this day.

‘Older’ was George’s third album as a solo artist and would see him experimenting with new musical styles and expanding his artistic horizons. Hailed by critics as a triumph, it told the story of an extraordinary period in the life of the man who wrote, recorded and produced it, as he journeyed through one of the most turbulent periods of his professional and personal life. George channeled all his painful life experiences into one of the most personal, heart-felt albums he had ever written.

“I think I composed the best, most healing piece of music that I’ve written in my life with this album … Older is my greatest moment” – George Michael




1. Jesus to a Child – 06:49

2. Fastlove, Pt. 1 – 05:27

3. Older – 05:32


4. Spinning the Wheel – 06:09

5. It Doesn’t Really Matter – 04:49

6. The Strangest Thing – 06:00


7. To Be Forgiven – 05:21

8. Move On – 04:45

9. Star People – 05:15


10. You Have Been Loved – 05:27

11. Free – 02:59



1. Fastlove, Pt. 2 – 04:54

2. Spinning The Wheel (Forthright Edit) – 04:41

3. Star People ‘97 (Radio Version) – 05:42


4. The Strangest Thing ’97 (Radio Version) – 04:41

5. You Know That I Want To – 04:37

6. Safe – 4:27


1. Jesus to a Child – 06:49

2. Fastlove, Pt. 1 – 05:27

3. Older – 05:32

4. Spinning the Wheel – 06:09

5. It Doesn’t Really Matter – 04:49

6. The Strangest Thing – 06:00

7. To Be Forgiven – 05:21

8. Move On – 04:45

9. Star People – 05:15

10. You Have Been Loved – 05:27

11. Free – 02:59


1. Fastlove, Pt. 2 – 04:54

2. Spinning The Wheel (Forthright Edit) – 04:41

3. Star People ‘97 (Radio Version) – 05:42

4. The Strangest Thing ’97 (Radio Version) – 04:41

5. You Know That I Want To – 04:37

6. Safe – 4:27


1. Fastlove (A/C Summer Mix) – 04:55

2. Star People ‘97 (Radio Edit) – 04:39 *

3. Freedom ’94 (Live Version) – 06:06

4. One More Try (Live Gospel Version) – 5:26

5. Star People (Unplugged) – 06:04

6. Spinning The Wheel (Radio Edit) – 05:00

7. Fastlove (Promo Edit) – 04:43 *

8. Jesus To A Child (Special Radio Edit) – 04:20 *

9. Spinning The Wheel (Forthright Dub Mix) – 06:48 *

10. Star People (Forthright Club Mix) – 09:17


1. Fastlove (Forthright Extended 12″ Mix) – 09:23

2. Star People (Forthright Dub Mix) – 07:40

3. I’m Your Man (The Jon Douglas Remix) – 04:04

4. Fastlove Part II (Fully Extended Mix) – 09:36

5. Spinning The Wheel (Forthright Extended 12″ Club Mix) – 08:36 *

6. Star People (Galaxy Dub Mix) – 07:11

7. Fastlove (Forthright Remix 7” Version) – 04:25 *

8. I Can’t Make You Love Me (Studio Version) – 05:20


1. Desafinado – George Michael with Astrud Gilberto – 03:19

2. The Strangest Thing (Live) – 06:00

3. Star People (Forthright Radio Edit) – 04:33 *

4. The Strangest Thing ‘97 (Loop Ratz Mix) – 08:49

5. Fastlove (Forthright Dub Remix) – 08:32 *

6. Jesus to a Child (Radio Edit) – 06:07 *

7. Spinning The Wheel (The Jon Douglas Remix) – 06:38 **

8. Star People (Galaxy Mix) – 08:09

9. Older (Instrumental Version) – 05.29

This beautiful new box-set is a treasure for fans and includes ‘Older’, newly mastered from original tapes and pressed on 180gsm vinyl across 2LPs for superior audio quality with expanded artwork. The set also includes ‘Upper’ for the first time ever on vinyl, as well as ‘Older’ and ‘Upper’ on CD. Presented in a rigid double slipcase, this package contains 5 CDs and 3 LPs. Also included is a 12” x 12” 48-page book, The Story of Older, featuring a brand-new essay by Dan Davies recounting the stories behind the album with contributions from key people who helped make the record, plus rare and previously unseen photos. The set also includes 3 12” x 12” art prints of George.

Sin e for this week ( finally says ye) folks

Thanks for listening

Ray, Shane and young Adam


Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well!

Few bits of housekeeping first…re RSD,  HALESTORM and PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND, THE RAMONES “ the sire years” 7lp  releases are moved from the april 23rd date to the date in June. The Ramones one will be available in the states in the April rsd but not til the RSD in June for us.

We will have live music all afternoon on Record Store Day ( like the old days) . will have more information next week with times extra, but we are  gonna make it , the day, what it was set up to do, celebrate record shops, so Live Music, spot prizes, beer hard or soft…a celebration of record shops trading in their communities…..try pencil in an hour on the day if possible, regulars require sick notes if not in attendance.

We have a pair of tickets up for grabs for the KAE TEMPEST gig in CYPRESS AVENUE  on the 1st of May, purchase the album from us or simply email us back to express an interest in attending the show and we will stick your name in the hat…i think ye know which one we would prefer, Kae also, but either way is fine!

Right so, here are releases for the shop on friday 1st April…

Red Hot Chili Peppers , Mike Campbell ,  MESHUGGAH , Linda Ronstadt , PILLOW QUEENS ROXY MUSIC for your pleasure ,  MAMMA MIA 2 ,  HANNAH PEEL & PARAORCHESTRA

Rush moving pictures gets its 40th anniversary reissues ,  CERAMIC ANIMAL

JACKIE MCLEAN “ TIPPIN THE SCALES”  , SONNY RED “ out of the blue”  , HANK MOBLEY “ curtain call” 


TOM MORELLO ,  CAN reissues

As well as releases for the 8th of April…


Main week this week is the 15th April, first up we have Universal as they release THE POLICEs “ greatest hits” on double vinyl, its an Abbey road half speed master for improved sound quality, it has been 30 years since this compilation hit the record shop selves.

UMC also has The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes – Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack on double vinyl.

Fiction/Verve present KURT VILE’S new album “ watch my moves” , his major label debut and it is available on CD, std vinyl, and a limited indies only shop emerald green vinyl…here is “ like exploding stones” from the new record

Bluenote have a reissue of CASSANDRA WILSONs 1993 album “ blue light till dawn” on double LP, Bluenote also reissue GERI ALLEN s “ twenty one” album on Double lp.

The Orchard see the release of a reissue of The Weather Station’s 2014 EP ‘What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know’, with limited stock for the 15th April….not much else for that date…Sony dont have anything of note really either for the 15th…its a week before the big one ( hopefully) the tide is going way out to sea and the place seems eerily quiet, Tom Waits on the stereo…

Warner for the 15th April have the MIKE CAMPBELL & THE DIRTY KNOBS vinyl release of the second album “ external combustion” on BMG…this was to be out this weekend but moved to the 15th now…good sounding record by TOM PETTYs long standing side kick.

Here is “ electric gypsy” from the new rocker…big Petty feel to it ( understandable so)

(264) Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs – Electric Gypsy (Official Music Video) – YouTube


PLG UK ( Parlophone) have the vinyl release of the posthumous GERRY RAFFERTY album “ rest in blue” . Gerry had a half finished album when he passed away in 2011 and his daughter got the record finished with the help of heavyweights ( the aforementioned) TOM PETTY and MARK KNOPFLER…the album has a number of new originals as well as some covers. CD came out last year…here is “ slow down” from the album

(264) Slow Down – YouTube

Few more Warner have for the 15th April include LEDISI SINGS NINA on BMG, MONKEES – MORE OF THE MONKEESSUZI QUATRO 7CD/1DVD BOXSET – “ the rock box”, some INSPIRAL CARPETS LP reissues via BMG “ DEVIL HOPPING” and “revenge of the goldfish” and a GLOBAL UNDERGROUND CD.

Proper for the 15th of April have a reissue on vinyl of Etienne De Crecy “ super discount” and they also have a brand new album from REEF called “ shoot me your ace” on cd, indies only blue marbled vinyl

Going to hand ye over to Shane now for a bit as he runs through nice announcements over the last week…

Sound Ray!
Hey everyone! Hope all is well with ye. Nice bit of sun this week, signs of summer which is nice.

4 things caught my eye this week that are worth a mention.
First up, the NEIL YOUNG release list keeps going (fair play to him)! He’s releasing 3 Official Live bootleg titles from the early 70s golden years. Live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971, Live from Royce Hall 1971 and ‘Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (Live from New York City 1974). I think I’ve bought my Dad a new Neil Young CD for Christmas/Birthday etc every year since I’ve been in the shop! These are available on CD and Vinyl. The ‘Young Shakespeare’ live one from last year (I think) was great and was from around that time.

Secondly, one of my favourite bands SLIPKNOT are finally reissuing their debut album on April 22nd. It will be on limited yellow vinyl. A phenomenal album, it’s been out of print for years. Bits of drum n’ bass and rap mixed with metal. One for the maggots!

Third up, ANGEL OLSEN is releasing a brand new album called ‘Big Time‘ at the start of June. She’s always quality. Here’s the single/video for ‘All the Good Times‘ from it. We will have the limited pink vinyl here

Finally, a great, fairly new band from Australia AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS are reissuing their album from last year ‘Comfort to Me’ on limited clear ‘smoke’ vinyl. Class modern punk rock. The singer is full of beans. This reissue is an expanded version with a Live album included. Here’s ‘Maggot’ from the live disc.
Limited copies of that, like with Slipknot and Angel.

I think that’s all from me for this week, back to you Ray bud.

Thanks Shane!

Right so Integral for the 15th of April has the new KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD album “ made in timeland” as well as the new JON SPENCER & THE HIT MAKERS album.

Integral for the 22nd of April ( the day before RSD) have one of the biggest of the year with the third album from our very own and one of our favourite bands FONTAINES D.C…” SKINTY FIA” sees the light of day on the 22nd and is hugely anticipated here…available on

 CD housed in a cardboard wallet. Includes a 20-page lyric booklet.

Deluxe double LP on 45rpm 180gm black vinyl, housed in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves, alternate cover artwork and 20-page lyric book.

Available to independent retailers on yellow vinyl.

Red coloured vinyl, housed in a single sleeve jacket and printed inner sleeve.

Standard LP in a single sleeve jacket and printed inner sleeve.

I sent a begging email on the yellows folks but I’m afraid they are goners…sold out…sorry….lucky ducks, early birds who got em!!

Still stock of the deluxe lps and red ones and always the std when they are gone…we will have 20 signed prints to draw out of a hat for those who preorder any format from us and we hope to have even more exciting news re the FONTAINES album to share with ye next weds …top stuff all round!

Here is “ i love you” from the new record…real Peter Hook vibe going here..class

(264) Fontaines D.C. – I Love You (Official Video) – YouTube

Im going to move seamlessly from one Irish world class band to another…MY BLOODY VALENTINE reissue “ loveless” again thankfully on Domino records. Available to independent retailers on heavyweight 180 gram black vinyl from the fully analogue cut with colour labels in a gatefold sleeve, includes a set of six art prints and a download code.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW have a new album “ paint this town” on ATO records on CD and LP.

S.CAREY releases a deeply personal album on Jagjaguwar “ break me open “ on cd, lp and indies only LP. 

Heres what he says about the record:

These past couple years have been the

hardest of my life: full of grief, loss, and change. I feel like I had

two choices. I could run from life, turn away, grow cold, resort to

drugs, run and keep running.

“Or, I could give myself a deep look within. I could dig deep

where the pain lives, where fear is festering, to try shed a new

skin and come back a better person. Everyone is so far from

perfect. This is not a ‘divorce’ album. And while going through

that has shook me to my core, leaving me at times, wondering

who I am, and where to go, this record is bigger.

“It’s about love – past, present, and future. It’s about fatherhood

– the overwhelming feeling of deep love for my kids and the

melancholy of watching them grow up right before my eyes. It’s

about accepting my faults and wrongdoings, exposing myself,

and trying to know myself better than I did the day before. But

above the darkness, it’s a message of hope, honesty, and

growth. It’s a call to be vulnerable: Break Me Open.”

Heres the title track 

(264) S. Carey – Break Me Open (Official Video) – YouTube

Sin e really for this week folks

Thanks for listening

Ray, Shane and young Adam.

New JACK WHITE, CHILIS, KAE TEMPEST A Shout To The Major Labels And More

Hey Everyone,

Hope all is well enough.

Back again we are, the RSD orders are well in and in the lap of those great RSD gods……ah sucking up will probably get me nowhere!!

 We will as with every other year be in touch with problems/cuts/movers and sometimes even shakers….there was about 15/20 titles from the list of over 400 titles that are either now USA only releases, pulled completely from the schedule or is a brexit problem…overall not to bad though as 95 or more per cent of wishlists were orderable…a few of ye got an email last night letting ye know of probs…sin sin for now on it really…will update on the live music in the shop on the day saturday april 23rd ( we do need a sick cert from your doc if you are not here on the day) in the next few weeks here on the “ AD”.

FONTAINES D.C released their debut album  ( i think on the 17th April 2019) the day before record shop day ( i asked Fin and Cal to collect some of it for me from the courier…sound again lads!) and they are releasing the third album again the day before RSD on the 22nd April this year….third single released from the record “ skinty fia” yesterday, self titled single and its another belter…3 in a row, this record could move them to another level around the world,  to mega like…here is the latest single …feckin cracking again

Right so releases in the siopa for this Friday the 25th of March….

SEA GIRLS , ORNETTE COLEMAN 2CD , RICHARD THOMPSON ,  help! A day in the life ,  1 love  , heroes  and hope `


 DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES , SOILWORK “ predators portrait” , GOLDFRAPP 


Michael Buble , THE WHITE STRIPES self titled album and de stilj ,  KOFFEE , MAREN MORRIS ,  PLACEBO





And releases for the shop on friday 1st April…

Red Hot Chili Peppers , Mike Campbell ,  MESHUGGAH , Linda Ronstadt , PILLOW QUEENS ROXY MUSIC for your pleasure ,  MAMMA MIA 2 ,  HANNAH PEEL & PARAORCHESTRA

Rush moving pictures gets its 40th anniversary reissues ,  CERAMIC ANIMAL

JACKIE MCLEAN “ TIPPIN THE SCALES”  , SONNY RED “ out of the blue”  , HANK MOBLEY “ curtain call” 


TOM MORELLO ,  CAN reissues

Main point of attack this week though is the 8th April, 

Universal for the 8th of May have the new album from Kae Tempest ( i think she may have dropped the T from her name, ill not sure but tis Kae everywhere now as far as i can see…anyways…new album out via Fiction records called “ the line is a curve” , available on CD, deluxe CD, STD LP and indies only orange LP…sure to be an interesting listen im sure…here is a tune from it “

Kae is in Cypress Avenue here at the start of May…would be worth checking out.

Virgin have a boxset of TAME IMPALA s last album “ the slow rush” , the soundtrack to ENCANTO gets a vinyl release on UMC/DISNEY, Bluenote reissue GREGORY PORTERS debut album “ water “ from 2010 on LP and CD.

UMC have some VAN DER GRAF GENERATOR LP reissues , theres the 50th ann edition of “ the least we can do is wave to each other”  as well as “ he to he who am the only one” “ pawns heart” and “ godbluff”.

Lastly Mercury K have the latest film score from JONNY GREENWOOD “ Spencer” OST on cd and lp.

Warner for the 8th April has one of the quietest weeks i’ve seen from them in many a year ( RSD around the corner for all of us anyway. We  must get our wallets out, mise included) BMG have the remastered SUICIDE compilation album “ surrender – a collection” as a limited edition 2 LP 140g blood red vinyl housed in an embossed and mirror board gatefold sleeve….Warner also have the new PAPA ROACH album.

Sony for the 8th of April have a new CD by CAMILLA CABELLO “ famila”, and there is a deluxe vinyl format from FOSTER THE PEOPLE “ torches x” and lastly but sold out now ( unless we get lucky and get a copy or two more) is the TOOL “ Fear Inoculum” 5 lp set.

The Orchard for this week sees the release of the fourth studio album from Jack White “Fear Of The Dawn” including an Astronomical Blue Vinyl. 

It is also available on cd and std lp.

I read recently where Jack was imploring the major record companies to act in the industry as regards the problems/queues/shortages on the record plants.

Jack feels the majors should get involved and build some plants to help alleviate the pressure and I think he feels it would be a good business move also….from a retailers point of view the prices/delays/cuts/allocations/out of stocks are a constant in our world now. Ill paint a quick picture…we probably there or abouts anyway receive 100 requests a week that go in to our special order book…we check each and everyone of them as thoroughly as we can…if we succeed in securing 30 of them a week we have done well…70 folks receive an email saying sorry this record is not in stock at the moment but we can keep you on file type of thing…in most cases we cant find out whether it is planned to be repressed or not…thats 70 emails to the reps asking can you find out when Boards of Canada “ music has the right to children” will be repressed please…they cant or wont respond…the volumes of emails some of them get is frightening…4 a minute the integral rep told me, he has 300 shops to look after, balls are gonna be dropped, the industry , physical part of it, needs to try and improve communication with the retailers…concrete info is key…anyways , all industries have challenges, these are ours at the moment…the majors getting involved would help, for sure your right there Jack kid.

His own new record is out on the 8th April.

Check out the video for Jack White’s “Fear Of The Dawn” HERE.

Proper for the ( sorry just got word Sony from April 1 are increasing the price of their vinyl cat and new releases by anywhere from between 15 to 40% depending….not great again, but in fairness they were the last to move still no great consolation in it for any of us…bottom line, ye guys will buy less and we will sell less….invest  the depths of their pockets in a sustainable future as Jack suggested or increase the price…anyways, i must watch me blood pressure)

Proper for the 8th have a couple of NICK LOWE vinyl reissues of “ dig my mood” and “ the impossible bird” …both of these remastered also.

Going to hand ye over the Shane man now as he will take ye through further down the line releases and announcements…

Sound Ray, cheers!

Howdy everyone, hope yere all well and had a nice Paddy’s Day break. Some biggish ones to tell ye about this week.
First up is a nice reissue of Pink Floyd’s second album ‘Saucerful of Secrets‘ coming at the end of April. It’s a Mono master of the album, similar to the last one ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’. This is the first album to feature David Gilmour and the last with Syd Barrett. It’s a good price as well at €22 which is always good!

Then at the start of May, ARCADE FIRE will be releasing their brand new album ‘WE’ on a few formats. Good few years since their last one I think. Good band. The cover is cool on this one. We will have the limited white vinyl of it! Here is the single ‘The Lightning 1,2’ from it

On the 15th of July, indie-electronic band WORKING MEN’S CLUB will be releasing a new album. Their second I think, called ‘Fear Fear’..I like their sound, their first one was good and there was a fair bit of interest in the shop in it. We will have very limited quantities of the pink vinyl of this, so definitely a ‘fastest finger first’ one at the above link.

Finally, a good bit away on August 26th, MUSE will release their new album ‘The Will of the People’. We like them in the shop. Matt Bellamy is a seriously talented dude! Available on a few formats with us.

Think that’s all this week from me. 
Back to you Ray, cheers!

Thanks Shane!!

Right so onto Integral for the 8th of April and they have a good week of releases in fairness…the WET LEG album should do really well and looks like its a cracking debut, they have the new FATHER JOHN MISTY also as well as new ones from DANIEL ROSSEN and HORACE ANDY and deluxe reissues from PAVEMENT and soundtrack to STAR TREK DISCOVERY 3 by JEFF RUSSO.

I get asked all the time about the BOB man and we were chatting last week and he is in flying form, enjoying life in the big city ( expensive though) he had a couple of nice interviews last week with a few record companies in London town so hopefully he will catch a start with one of them…he would be a perfect fit, they just need to realize it, he would be a great asset….when Bob becomes the bossman of one of those companies in a few years…he’ll drop the prices in the rebel county i’m sure!!

Right last bit of the “ ad” tonight is INTEGRAL for the 15th April which has the new KING GIZZARD album “ made in timeland” as limited coloured vinyl and std vinyl on KGLW records…no CD of this one im afraid, this album interestingly enough will not appear on any digital platforms anywhere. LPs housed in a brown paper bag , coloured vinyl edition is an eco mix of recycled coloured vinyl.

Integral also has a new album by JON SPENCER ( AND THE HITMAKERS) “ spencer gets it lit” on CD, coloured lp and std vinyl on Bronzerat records.

Sin e really for this week folks

Thanks as always for listening

Ray, Shane and young Adam.

Cool Zappa Sets, RSD Pricing Lists Follow Up, New Feeder And Limited Editions

Hi everyone .

Hope all is well out there.

Quick update on RSD lists…we still don’t have the Universal list with pricing so will be next week im afraid before we can send that out…sorry….there will be an extra week to get wishlists back to us for the universal stuff but i do need most of the others  by midnight next weds the 9th of March please.

Shane will send them all here again…including a few extra ones from Little Amber Fish, SRD and Shellshock…so would appreciate any wish lists from these in the next week…sound out!!

Here are last week’s ones and Shane will have the extra ones down further:

WARNER RSD 2022 List with Pricing

CARGO RSD 2022 List with Pricing

SRD RSD 2022 List with Pricing

PROPER RSD 2022 List with Pricing

The Orchard RSD 2022 (Drop 1) List with Pricing

PIAS/Integral RSD 2022 List with Pricing

SONY RSD 2022 List with Pricing

And releases for friday March 4th here…

And out on the 11th of March we have in the good siopa GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS HANK WILLIAMSTHE MARS VOLTA , THE SHIRES , BRYAN ADAMS “ so happy it hurts” GHOST album “ impera” , PJ HARVEY , Blink 182 “ greatest hits” , ERYKAH BADU , KISS – off the soundboard : live
The Districts , Teddy Pendergrass , GARY MOORE live in London and DANNY BRYANT

Main focus of attack this week is the 18th March…so UNIVERSAL for the 18th March, releases flaky enough lately to be honest, but sher drive on…UNI anyway have the brand new album by SAM TOMPKINS on Island and is on CD or theres an indies only yellow vinyl also, there is 50th anniversary of FRANK ZAPPA “ the mothers 1971”.  “
The Zappa Trust has compiled a massive box set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mothers Of Invention’s 1971 line-ups. Featured are the complete Fillmore East tapes, showcasing every note played over 2 nights in 4 shows during the closing of the famous venue in NYC, including the John Lennon and Yoko Ono encore, unedited with majority of the tracks being newly mixed from scratch by Craig Parker Adams and mastered by John Polito. Also included is the complete concert from the final show at the Rainbow Theatre in London, England where FZ was infamously pushed off the stage, resulting in injuries, the cancellation of the rest of the tour and ultimately the band. This historical Rainbow show is newly mixed by legend Eddie Kramer and mastered by Bernie Grundman. The box also features a bonus hybrid concert from Harrisburg and Scranton, PA 1971; original singles, album ads, a 68-page booklet showcasing an interview with Ian Underwood by Ahmet Zappa and liner notes from Eddie Kramer, Jim Pons (FZ’s then bass player) and Vaultmeister Joe Travers. VERY LIMITED EDITION. 

UMC also doing both live shows on 3lp vinyl sets…live at the fillmore east and live at the rainbow theatre.

There are bluenote vinyl reissues also for the 18th March,
“Vibraphonist Milt Jackson was a frequent presence on Blue Note sessions in the bebop era. As part of the fabled 1500 Series begun in 1956, the label issued the 12” compilation Milt Jackson and The Thelonious Monk Quintet which expanded Jackson’s 10” LP Wizard of the Vibes with tracks from 1948 and 1951 dates led by Monk. The album cover was the first designed by Reid Miles.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

Bluenote also reissue The 4th volume of The Amazing Bud Powell series recorded in 1958 found the brilliant bebop piano master in particularly fine form on an ebullient set of his original tunes including “Buster Rides Again,” “Monopoly,” and “John’s Abbey.” Powell’s inventive solo flights shine in a trio setting with Sam Jones on bass and ‘Philly’ Joe Jones on drums.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

Warner for the 18th March have a brand new BRAD MEHLDAU CD “ jacob’s ladder” on Nonesuch, there is a brand new CYPRESS HILL album on BMG called “ back in black” on CD and LP, East/West have the brand new album from CHARLI XCX “ crash” on cd, lp or indies only coloured lp, 

Warner via parlophone have a 40th anniversary of IRON MAIDENs 1982 album ( first with Bruce Dickinson) “ number of the beast” as a limited cassette release…yes cassette only folks…

There is a reissue joby of KEITH RICHARDS “ MAIN OFFENDER” album on cd, lp, 2cd, indies lp and a deluxe boxset also on BMG, there is a brand new release also from SANTANA “ BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES”  again on BMG, he teams up with ROB THOMAS again on this new record with new single “ move” here!

Re the mask thing…masks are up to yourself now and thats where we sit with it…if you want to wear a mask, wear a mask, if you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t wear a mask…if you don’t want to wear socks , don’t wear socks or wear a hat if you want….we may or may not wear masks and we don’t care what you choose either…we will have 15/20% on either end saying in different tones “ rays not wearing a mask” “ or “ rays wearing a f**king mask” …..truth be told, its up to you and i dont give a siucra.

Sony for the 18th of March have the PEARL JAM “ rearview mirror greatest hits” across 2 separate double lps…volume one and volume two….there is a TOOL “ opiate” bluray which i have very little info on…there is a note next to it saying “ extremely limited” , so i’m not going to promise on this but if interested let us know and we will do our best.

Lastly from Sony for the 18th March is a BONEY M compilation double lp on coloured called “ the magic of”.

PROPER for the 18th of March have the brand new FEEDER album “ torpedo” and CD, CASSETTE or picture disc vinyl and they also have an album on ALLIGATOR records by ELVIN BISHOP and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE “ 100 years of blues” on CD or LP.

Going to hand you over to Shane again here now who will run through some interesting down the road releases…

Sound Ray! 
Hey everyone! Hope ye’re all good.
As Ray mentioned earlier, here are the extra RSD lists with pricing that we didn’t have last week:

LITTLE AMBER FISH RSD 2022 List with Pricing

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC RSD 2022 List with pricing

SHELLSHOCK RSD 2022 List with pricing

SRD RSD 2022 List with Pricing

Also, there was a price change on the John Murry RSD release that is out through The Orchard, it’s now €37.

A few very limited and interesting ones to mention this week.
First up are two indie groups that started in the mid 2000s. BLOC PARTY have a brand new album coming called ‘Alpha Games’. It will be out at the end of April. Theirfirst e the indies red vinyl of that.
The month after that then, FOALS will be releasing their new one. It’s called ‘Life is Yours’, a nice positive title. Here’s the funky single ‘Wake Me Up’ from it :

Then there are two from the classic rock vault. Prog legends RUSH will release a deluxe 40th anniversary set of the class ‘Moving Pictures’

And a very special T.Rex coloured vinyl box set of ‘1972’ signed by producer Tony Visconti

Also, there are two 7 inch singles by Bill Fay.One with Julia Jacklin and the other with Mary Lattimore.
And the album ‘Still Some Light Part 2’. Fastest fingers first on these if interested, very limited.

Oh,and for the Bowie heads, there’s a nice reissue of Tin Machine 2 on coloured vinyl!

That’s it from me I think, back to Raymondo!

Thanks Shane!

Right so integral for the 18th March have the brand new album by MIDLAKE, some BROADCAST reissues, FERRIS & SYLVESTER debut album and the reissue of SWANS “ SOUNDTRACK FOR THE BLIND” 4LP SET.

INTEGRAL for the 25th March have the brand new ALDOUS HARDING album “ warm chris” on 4AD…available on cd and lp….im really looking forward to this one, she has a super voice, very interesting artist…here is a song from the new album “ lawn” 

Aldous Harding – Lawn (Official Video) – YouTube

There is a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue of BON IVERs self titled second album also on 4AD..available on cd and exclusive coloured vinyl version.

“This edition features five additional songs from Bon Iver’s beautiful AIR Studios session, which captures the grand spirit of ‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver’ and distils it into sharper focus, as Justin Vernon and Sean Carey perform the songs as a duo, on grand pianos and vocals only.”

‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver (10th Anniversary Edition)’ features a blind embossed version of the original cover art and an intimate personal essay from long-time fan Phoebe Bridgers.

INTEGRAL also for the 25th of March have the new album by DESTROYER “ labyrinthitis” via Bella Union on CD and indies cream vinyl.

The FOLLY GROUP EP is out via Ninja Tune imprint Technicolour and there are some TINARIWEN reissues of “ amassakoul” and “ the radio tisdas sessions”.

Sin e really for this week…

Just got word from Little amber fish that they need their RSD LISTS by the 4th march so if you are mad keen for something from them please wishlist it asap please.

Sin e so.

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and young Adam.

RSD Lists With Pricing, RIP Mark Lanegan, New Ghost, Bryan Adams, Midlake And More

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well out there.

Its RSD wishlist week….sorry i was napping last week and we put out the american RSD list…here is the correct one for here/Europe and the UK with lots of info…

Tonight , we will ( well truth be told,  Shane will,) send out some record company lists for the day RECORD STORE DAY Saturday April 23rd with prices to give you a better idea….tonight we will send Integral/Pias, Sony, Orchard, Proper, Shellshock, SRD and Cargo…we haven’t received pricing from Warner, Uni , LITTLE AMBER FISH, RoM yet as well as a few smaller companies as well…Warner is due so should make this newsletter.

Will hopefully send Universal and anyone else next week.

We are asking for your help here as regards the wishlist…most of ye know the drill but if this is new to anyone…this spiel  is for ye… a wishlisted record  is a record you would hope to get on the day…you are greatly helping us by sending back any wishlist you may have as it allows us to fight harder for stock we need and also if its a rather obscure record it makes sure it is ordered in …unfortunately we cant guarantee you will get your record  but most people who wishlist us end up been happy ….so critically a wishlist is not a guarantee but we will do our best to secure enough stock to cover the wishlists…thats the hope anyway! 

I need wishlists back by close of play weds the 9th of March…that is only 2 weeks away….some record companies need the orders back to them on the 10th of March …so the full list is above and here Shane will do some magic to get out  some record companies RSD lists with pricing here:

WARNER RSD 2022 List with Pricing

CARGO RSD 2022 List with Pricing

SRD RSD 2022 List with Pricing

PROPER RSD 2022 List with Pricing

The Orchard RSD 2022 (Drop 1) List with Pricing

PIAS/Integral RSD 2022 List with Pricing

SONY RSD 2022 List with Pricing

A lot always gets said about Record Store Day, some positives, some negatives…its a game of opinions folks…there was an article by a record shop owner in England doing the rounds where he felt a year off from it would maybe allow the plants catch up and allow smaller labels and artists to get their records pressed, he also argues about the curation of the stock for the day …a bit more merit to his second point for me…re the first point though, big or small to my knowledge,( i have asked some local artists who do vinyl runs), you have to book your slot at the plant, it is 6 to 9 months lead time to get a record pressed at the used be 12 weeks….canceling RSD for the year won’t solve that problem…alleviate it slightly, fair enough,  but that’s all ….there are probably 100 records a week sold to me if not more, we cherry pick what we stock or think we can sell…so its 4 weeks worth of  records sold to us in one week…..its not clogging up the plants completely….increase capacity is the only thing that will properly alleviate the queues  but that’s a risky venture and an expensive one also…but cancel RSD over the supply chain and queues at plants , i would think that’s very extreme…the day was set up to help record shops and we sell more records on that day than any other day in the year…probably times 2 or 3…i would regard it so highly and so important in our year…the man who wrote the article says the job of the record shop in its simplest terms is to sell records…so let us sell them i say…game of opinions folks.

Also there is a second smaller release day for RSD on the 18th June which are for the releases that won’t make the starting post for the main event on Saturday the 23rd April…wishlists appreciated folks!!

Terrible sad news overnight with the passing of MARK LANEGAN at just 57 years of age…an amazing life he led, packed more into it than most would in 10 lifetimes, what a legacy he left, what a voice,  alas still too young to go…very sad…here is “ resurrection song” from him….rest in peace Mark

Mark Lanegan – Resurrection Song (RTE Other Voices) – YouTube

Right so here are the releases in the shop for Friday the 25th of Feb..



And releases for friday March 4th here…

RANDY NEWMANs 4th album “ good old boys” ,  MARIANNE FAITHFULL , brand new SABATON MIKE CAMPBELL AND THE DIRTY KNOBS “ external combustion”

 KAWALA on EMI records called “ better with you”

 SONNY REDs “ out of the blue” and GRANT GREENs “ the latin bit


  STEREOPHONICS brand new album ‘Oochya!’,

The Weather Station,  Dolly Parton,  CMAT

and  Andy Irvine/Paul Brady  

 BRONSKI BEATPorches,  SOUL JAZZ records “ studio one dub” and The Winstons ‘Color Him Father’ .

Right so moving onto releases for the 11th March Warner have ( long overdue) the vinyl release of the latest GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS album “ all on the good times” on Acony records…here is  a tune from the album..

BMG have a HANK WILLIAMS compilation album “ im going sing : the mothers best gospel recordings”  as a 2 cd or 3lp.

There is a vinyl reissue of THE MARS VOLTA “ noctourniquet” on the Clouds hill label.

THE SHIRES have a new album also via BMG “ 10 year plan” on cd and lp and lastly from BMG is a brand new studio album from BRYAN ADAMS “ so happy it hurts” on cd, deluxe cd, std lp and indies only coloured lp.

UNIVERSAL for the 11th of March has the brand new GHOST album “ impera” via LOMA VISTA/CONCORD , available on cd, blk lp and indies only transparent lp…here is “ call me little sunshine “ from the new record…

The next and last in the PJ HARVEY reissues arrives with her most recent album “ the hope six demolition” on UMC…available as a reissue on vinyl, the demos are available on vinyl for the first time as well as the demos from the sessions on cd.

Heres “ the wheel” from the album

UMC also have Blink 182 “ greatest hits” 2 lp release , ERYKAH BADU reissues here third album “ worldwide underground” as a limited coloured purple vinyl and lastly from UNIVERSAL for the 11th March is KISS – off the soundboard : live in Virginia beach july 2004 as a 3LP or 2CD.

Sony for the 11th March have a 50th anniversary vinyl reissue of LEONARD COHENs “ songs of love and hate” as well as a double lp reissue on Orange vinyl of KESHAs “ high road” album.

The Orchard for the 11th of March sees the release of  Loop‘s long-anticipated fourth LP ‘Sonancy’, the London ‘post-psychedelic, pre-shoegaze figureheads’ released their last album in 1990.

Philadelphia indie-rock/post-punk band The Districts new album ‘Great American Painting’ confront the dark side of the American ideal. 

BBE Music celebrates the work of Philadelphia soul icon Teddy Pendergrass  with a remix collection by John Morales.

Proper music for the 11th of March have a vinyl reissue on Provogue of GARY MOORE live in London, recorded just 14 months before his untimely passing, there is a DANNY BRYANT compilation album of his earlier work,

Going to hand you over to Shane again now where he will run through further down the road niceties …

Sound Ray!
Hey all! Hope ye’re all keeping well. Sad news about Mark Lanegan, a huge loss. I saw him supporting Guns n Roses in Slane a few years back, he was quality.

A few bits of interest again this week:

First up, one biggie, well two, the latest Daft Punk reissues! ‘Homework‘ and ‘Alive 1997‘. They’ve been out of print for a while and sought after, so great to have them reissued now. They’re coming through Warner on April 15th.

Secondly, one of my favourites, IRON MAIDEN, will be releasing a commemorative cassette of their classic album ‘Number of the Beast‘. Yes, a cassette. They haven’t taken off at all like vinyl but definitely collectors will have an interest! Out March 18th.

Next, Seattle lads PEARL JAM will be releasing the two volumes of their greatest hits on vinyl!

On the Irish front, 2 very interesting releases. Firstly, alt/noise rock band, JUST MUSTARD will be releasing their second album at the end of May, here’s the new single, ‘Still’ from the album
Sounds class!

Also, Limerick-born, London-based, SINÉAD O BRIEN will be releasing a new album on June 10th. Here’s a song from it
I like the strong accent! She writes poetry as well and has been published in London.

Oh, before I go, here’s last week’s Youtube video from Ray and Adam:
Give a like and subscribe on there if you can!

Back to you Ray!

Thanks Shane!

Right onto Integral for the 11th of March who have new albums by ALEX CAMERONJENNY HVAL , a new ep by the excellent SPRINTS and a FRANZ FERDINAND compilation album across various formats including a red vinyl.

Integral for the 18th March have the brand new album from MIDLAKE via Bella union…” for the sake of bethal woods “ is the bands 5th studio album…here is the title track from it…

Midlake – “Bethel Woods” (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Cracking tune!

Warp have reissues on CD and LP from BROADCAST “ bbc maida vale sessions”, “ microtronics vol 1 & 2” and “ mother is the milky way” .

There is a nice sounding debut album from FERRIS & SYLVESTER “ superhuman” on ArchTop records..nice indies vinyl available here…here is the title track

Ferris & Sylvester – Superhuman (Official Video) – YouTube

Lastly from Integral is a reissue of SWANS final album “ soundtracks for the blind” on Mute,

Sin e for this week really folks

If interested in a record(s) for RSD,,,get your aul wish list into us 

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Young Adam

New Band Of Horses, Some Cracking Irish Releases, RSD First Look And Out Galavanting After Today’s Ad

Hi Everyone

Hope all is well….i’m as excited as a little baby puppy…i am…A LAZARUS SOUL are playing Coughlans Live tonight with support from ARRIVALISTS  and i am as excited as a little puppy…this is the one, ohh this is the one…pure magic are the only words for it…what should be a great night of class music….when all the gigs were been canceled march/april/may 2020 and the shite was hitting the fan i think i had about 7 tickets bought for various gigs, but this was the one i was most looking forward to and most disappointed when it was canceled …here we are now though!! Pure magic…..great band  by the way in case they are new to you

Here is “ funeral sessions” from A LAZARUS SOUL

Right enough about me…here are the releases in the siopa for this Friday the 18th of Feb…



Khruangbin & Leon BridgesWHITE LIES , SPIRITUALIZED


And now we have the releases for the 25th of feb…the new JOHNNY MARR album, SOFT CELL TANKARD boxset, AVRIL LAVIGNE  and a new RICHARD CLAYDERMAN comp.


The main point of attack of this weeks ad is friday March 4th …ah Terry harsh kid…Terry is a pushing on geezer from the east end of London town who one day 5 or 6  years ago said to me…” you know it was in your ad” and i was looking at him as if he had 3 heads and was from London town…he repeated it a bit more floury in a thick London accent “ it was in your fuckin AD” …Ad…is he talking about my weekly masterpiece…fucking Ad he is calling it…i never thought of it like that and off course he was right, would;nt tell him that though….should;nt have said he was pushing on either i suppose! Rumour has it he pushed Adam Ant off the stage they shared when playing a gig together back in the day in London town…be careful out there Bob! …anyway the 4th of March…sorry first….RSD will jump upon us very soon and i know theres a few leaks and slippages out there already…we will as ever, like every other year, send out the full lists when we are allowed to and we shall ask for wishlists as usual and will keep the lines of communication as open as we can…so more on that over the weeks…critical point …a wishlisted record is not a guarantee..anyway more on that over the weeks but back to the AD.

 We were caught a bit by surprise with the RSD 2022 List of Releases. It’s just been announced, here is a link to the list: RSD 2022 Releases

We will have more in-depth info next week with prices but will start the wishlist in the shop now so the book is open now for any requests!

Right so, the 4th of March, Warner have the brand new BAND OF HORSES album on BMG entitled “ things are great” …6th album now from Ben Bridwell’s alt country rockers from Seattle…there has been a lineup change and Ben says he is back with renewed vigor…this is available on CD, std lp and indie shop only coloured vinyl…i like their sound…here is “ in need of repair” from the new record

BMG also have JOHN MCLAUGHLIN “ the montreux years” on CD and LP, PINK FLOYD MUSIC LTD reissue debut “ piper at the gates of dawn” on mono, yep remastered from the original mono tapes…remaster was 2017 and a very limited release in 2018 so released again now.

Rhino have a reissue of RANDY NEWMANs 4th album “ good old boys” as a 2lp, there is a new MARIANNE FAITHFULL album “ vagabond ways” on cd and lp, mainly covers i think, produced by Daniel Lanois…. brand new SABATON album also out on the 4th March via nuclear blast “ the war to end all wars “ …well hopefully not!…cd, deluxe cd and lp on this one.

Last one from Warner for the 4th of March is the second album from MIKE CAMPBELL AND THE DIRTY KNOBS “ external combustion” on BMG…Mike was TOM PETTYs sidekick in the heartbreakers for years and this is now his second album since his life changed forever in 2017…CD only for now on this one, lp later in the year…here is “ wicked man” from the new album…good ole fashioned rock n roll

UNIVERSAL for the 4th March have the debut album by KAWALA on EMI records called “ better with you” …here is im good like this from the album

Bluenotes Tone Poet series returns with 2 more titles on the 4th March …with SONNY REDs “ out of the blue” and GRANT GREENs “ the latin bit” getting the high quality represses out of Record Technology Incorporated ( RTI)

Because music has a reissue of the CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS debut album “ Chaleur Humaine” on vinyl.

Lovely, interesting Irish release ( half cork like) out on the 4th of march via Dimple discs is the debut album by Jackknife Lee and Cathal Couglan TELEFIS … the record is called A HAON… it  is an exploration of Irish nostalgia and modern global hierarchies,

strange characters and caricatures springing from Coughlan’s fertile imagination,

while Jacknife Lee creates irresistible electro-funk backdrops full of melodic,

squelchy synths and thunderous basslines.

Here is one of  the tracks from it “ mister imperator”

The Orchard for the 4th of March  sees the release of STEREOPHONICS brand new album ‘Oochya!’, their 12th studio album featuring the new single ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’. 

The veteran Welsh rock band were formed 30 years ago, in 1992, and 2022 also marks 25 years since the release of their debut album. 

We also have Canadian folk band The Weather Station – ‘How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars‘, self-described as “a quiet, strange album of ballads” – please note stock limited so cuts may have to be made….at the moment we are allocated for 10 copies of the indies vinyl version but with the orchard trust me that can change….just warning ye…last years album was really good…here is “ endless time” from the new one

We hope to get a few copies of THE CORAL self titled lp reissue via ROM on white vinyl …it is expensive at 44 euro…due around the 4th march also.

Proper have a nice few for the 4th of March…Highlights  include the brand new studio album from Dolly Parton…available on cd and lp,  the debut release from the brilliant CMAT….here is “ lonely” from the debut album

CMAT is the stage name of Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, from Dublin Ireland, one to watch out for me thinks…she says  “I realised the thing I was best at in music was toplining – coming up with melodies, lyrics, hooks, arrangements, structure; the skeletal form of everything is what I know I can do.”

Well thats some start! Available on cd, std lp, indies lp and cassette i think also.

 Proper also have a  beautifully repackaged reissue from Mulligan Records of the landmark Andy Irvine/Paul Brady album on indies coloured lp and cd….beautiful album.

Going to hand ye over to Shane now who will run through a few interesting but further down the line releases with ye..

Cheers Ray! Hey everyone, hope ye’re good and the week is going smoothly enough. Nothing massive this week compared to last but some interesting ones coming up nonetheless that we thought were worth a mention.

First up is a reissue of the excellent debut record by Goldfrapp, ‘Felt Mountain’. It’s going to be available on limited gold vinyl which is nice. That will be out on March 25th through Warner. Here’s one of the singles from it, ‘Utopia’

 Second up is a very limited ‘fastest finger first’ 12″ EP release from up and coming London band FOLLY GROUP, they’ve a post-punky sound, the singer of IDLES is a fan and has been giving them rave reviews. Lots of interesting stuff coming out of London. You picked a good spot Bob! Here’s a track from the new EP

Thirdly is the brand new album by CYPRESS HILL called ‘Back in Black’ (sounds familiar!) which will also be out on March 25th. Their last one ‘Elephants on Acid’ was quality, so looking forward to it.

Also, just a quick note, there are a few other interesting ones coming. A first timer on vinyl live album by QUEENSRYCHE, an interesting hidden gem 70s compilation from David Hepworth and a HALL AND OATES reissue of ‘Marigold Sky’

Anyway those are the main ones that are coming down the line, but not too far away either.

Back to you Ray! Enjoy the gig tonight!

Thanks Shane!

Right INTEGRAL for the 4th march have the reissue of BRONSKI BEATs debut, a brand new Porches album, a lovely couple of reissues from SOUL JAZZ records “ studio one dub” and The Winstons ‘Color Him Father’ .

Lastly for this weeks ad so is Integral for the 11th March, there is a brand new album by ALEX CAMERON “ oxy music” on Secretly Canadian , a fine FRANZ FERDINAND best of compilation on Domino on loads of different formats, there is a brand new album also from JENNY HVAL and last but not least is another Irish release ( really nice sprinkling of Irish releases across this week’s newsletter…great to see) this one is a brand new EP from Dublin band SPRINTS …ep is called “ a modern job” …here is a cracking tune from it “ how does the story go”

…its out via nice swan records…i be honest the 3 tunes i have heard from this band are cracking…really cracking.

Sin e for this week really

Im off out galavanting

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Young Adam

Johnny Marr Is Back, New Chilis Album With J.F., Beth Hart Does Zeppelin And CD Love

Hi folks

Hope all is well.

Few nice little interesting bits landed into the shop in the last week which I may not have mentioned before now. We are delighted to get some copies of the new ARRIVALISTS album on CD …beautifully packaged CD to be fair, full of beautiful songs…” last of the written words “ it is called.

We have got copies of JOHN BLEK’S “ on ether and air” on cassette!!

And local metal band SOOTHSAYER have a brand new cd out “ echoes of the earth”…the new BIG THIEF album is sounding only lush to me also.

Right firstly we have releases in the siopa for this Friday the 11th Feb …the new ALT J record “ the dream “ , SLASH album featuring MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS 
 AMORPHIS “ halo” ,BRUNO MARSSEPULTURA,  John Prine tribute album, new EMPATH STOCKTON’S WING,  FRANK TURNER,  KANYE WEST and EDDIE VEDDER‘s new solo album 



Khruangbin & Leon BridgesWHITE LIES , SPIRITUALIZED

.i think i may have forgot to plug the Cargo releases for the 18th last week with all my excitement in giving out about spotify…i won’t go there again for fear of more abuse..( im serious !) so Cargo for the 18th Feb have the new album by ANDY BELL “ flicker” as CD or limited clear vinyl, there is a ROLLING STONES “live in london and detroit 1969” tv and radio broadcasts on Rhythm and blues records and there are 2 JOHN FRUSCIANTE LP reissues of “ the empyrean “ and “ curtains” …Shane will have more on Frusciante later…oh yes indeedy…KANYE’s – my dark twisted lp is finally going to be back in stock thursday if anyone interested.

Right so , moving onto the releases for the 25th of Feb…Warner have the new JOHNNY MARR album on BMG/ADA called “ fever dreams pts 1 to 4” …it comprises a few eps released last year…i really like Johnny’s three solo albums to be honest, all good …this one is available as CD, std black vinyl as well as a limited turquoise vinyl…we were allocated 16 copies of this version so fine for now but wont last long either…here is “ lightning people” from the new record

Warner also for the 25th Feb have a brand new SOFT CELL album on BMG also…” happiness not included” …good title…MARC ALMOND and DAVE BALL return with their 5th studio album and first album in 20 years! This one is available on CD and indies only yellow vinyl version…here is “ heart like chernobyl” from the new album.

Warner also has a TANKARD boxset, brand new AVRIL LAVIGNE on CD and a new RICHARD CLAYDERMAN comp.

UNIVERSAL for the 25th of Feb have a brand new album from TEARS FOR FEARS on Concord…” tipping point” is the title and it is available on a few formats, CD, deluxe CD, std vinyl and a limited indies only green vinyl…fine band in their day and this is their first studio album in nearly 20 years also…here is the title track for the album

Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Another interesting release from Concord on the 25th of Feb is the new ROBERT GLASPER album “ black radio 3” …CD and LP available on this one from the four time grammy winner..a mish mash of hip hop, R&B and Jazz …quality stuff…here is black superhero from the new album

Robert Glasper – Black Superhero (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Brand new Rock album from SCORPIONS on Spinefarm records also out via Uni.

“ rock believer” is the title and is available as a CD, 2CD deluxe, LP and limited 2LP gatefold ..the deluxe versions have the full 16 tracks…just 11 tracks on the one disc versions.

Impulse reissue two Jazz classics with self titled releases of DUKE & COLTRANE and also COLTRANE & JOHNNY HARTMANN.

UMC have a reissue of YUSEF/CAT STEVENS “ teaser & the firecat” and there is a CURTIS STIGERS release on cd and lp..compilation type of thing.

Sony for the 25th of Feb has a debut album by Londoner BAKAR on black butter records…its available on cd. Lp and an indies only white version also…could be hearing a lot more from him i think in years to come…here is the 1st time from the debut record

Bakar – 1st Time (Official Video) – YouTube

Lots of talk/articles online about “the cd revival”…it never needed to be revived from where we sit, granted we do more vinyl but we do sell nice levels on cd as well…generally on the new releases to be fair…back catalogue is slow to be fair ( our customers have the back catologue already!!) …in the uk in 2021 physical music was up 7.3% on 2020…the first growth in physical music in nearly 20 years…see the cd was in decline year after year…CD sales increased by nearly 2% last year for again the first time in 20 years…vinyl grew once more by over 20% in the uk to 135 million pounds…is there a stabilization of the physical formats? We hope so obviously!…streaming has the bulk of the revenue with 85% of the market and downloads fell again by 27% …back to the CD…if you are an up and coming band /artist ( in my opinion) you have to produce a cd..ideally vinyl also..tee shirts, mugs, lyric books, hats, sandals..anything else you can sell from your merch table after a small show…you will sell them…bands that don’t produce a CD are nuts in my opinion…why not ? cost of making them is low and they will sell…why not make them…it makes no sense …and we saw it in the last few years that some bands/artists were not releasing their albums on CD…mistake in my opinion, you should be….CD sales were probably helped along last year by the trouble with stocking vinyl and also  the price difference between the two formats…sometimes a CD is a third of the price of the lp…thats mad as well…look from where things were for the physical record shops 10/12 years ago…its great to see growth again…there was a cull of record shops back then when probably only 20% of shops survived…over 200 here in 2005 and down to 40 by 2013..UK similar…over 2000 down to less than 300 shops in 2012…last shop standing was really a thing…fingernails stuff i remember it well, running on fumes..not enjoyable…so look hopefully a period of stability ahead for us record shops with lots of cds and lps selling and a few cassettes throw in !!

Going to hand over to Shane now as he tells ye about some interesting further down the line releases …

Sound Ray, cheers!

Hey everyone! Hope ye’re all getting on ok! Definitely some interesting ones to mention this week. Biggies as well.
First up is the third album by Australian band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. They’ve a really good summery indie sound. We all enjoyed their last two in the shop. Lots of good stuff coming from Australia in recent years. This one is called ‘Endless Rooms’ and it’s out on the 6th of May. We were only allocated a small amount of the indies yellow coloured vinyl… so as Bob and Ray say, ‘fastest fingers first’ for them here 
Best to order straight from the link there if interested as emails might be missed over night/until morning.

Second up is the brand new album by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS called ‘Unlimited Love’. It’s going to be released on April 1st. First album back with legendary guitar player John Frusciante since ‘Stadium Arcadium’ I think in the 06/07 season. They released the first single from it a few days ago and John’s playing/sound is recognizable straight away…here tis
He’s a lucky boy to be alive, like a lot of musicians down the years.
Great to see him back. We will have the indies coloured version plus other formats!

Thirdly, and another biggie, LIAM GALLAGHER‘s new solo record is coming on May 27th. ‘C’mon You Know’ it’s called. Liam has been doing well in the last few years. 

and finally, two quick mentions. There’s a nice Hip-Hop compilation coming on March 18th, not too far away, with loads of big names included. It’s on limited coloured vinyl from Music on Vinyl.

And we will have vinyl copies of the debut album by Cork band ROWAN, they’ve a good sound, here’s ‘Everybody Talks’

Back to the gaffer!

Thanks Shane!

We have a few videos to share as well…Young Adam makes his debut!!

here’s last week’s:

and this weeks vid:

Right Integral for the 25th feb were to have the new SPIRITUALIZED album but its now moved to April…it turned into a dogs dinner for us as we thought we were allocated 4 copies of deluxe vers and 4 of jap vers …only to be told this week just 1 copy of each now…had to disappoint 6 people…not finding a record when someone buys it off the site and overselling are two parts of the job that bug the hell out of me…the missing record is one of those things, human error somewhere, it will happen, apologise and move on…its an error….but the overselling does my head in…give us a firm allocation, be it 1 but dont say 10 and then its 2…it leaves us exposed and you cant blame folk for being pissed off…anyway spiritualized was a dogs dinner as was slash cd boxset..sorry again to those affected.

PROPER for the 25th feb have a brand new BETH HART release on Provogue “ a tribute to Led Zeppelin” on cd, std 2lp and indies only orange 2lp…some undertaking!!

Here is “ good times, bad times” from the album…they make a fine fist of it in fairness

Beth Hart – Good Times Bad Times (A Tribute To Led Zeppelin) – YouTube

Proper also have a brand new TANGERINE DREAM album as well as the new HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT CD.

INTEGRAL for the 4th March have a reissue on London records of BRONSKI BEATS “ age of consent” , there is a brand new album from PORCHES on Domino called “ all day gentle hold!” and SOUL JAZZ records have a couple of nice releases…STUDIO ONE DUB gets reissued for the first time in 18 years ..available as an orange coloured CD and as a strictly one press only on 2lp orange vinyl with download code…lastly SOUL JAZZ reissue THE WINSTONS “ color him father” on LP and a one sided 12”…” amen brother” a track on the album is the most sampled drum break of all time..over 5000 samples…THE WINSTONS were made up from the backing bands of Otis Redding and Curtis Mayfield ( say no more nearly Raymond) and only released this one album before splitting up ( citing difficulties in america with touring due to their inter racial line up)….this lp has not been out for over 50 years and now soul jazz are putting it out…one press only again…here is “ amen brother” from THE WINSTONS

The Winstons – Amen Brother – YouTube

Sin e for this week really folks

Thanks for listening as always!

Ray, Shane and Young Adam.

Planty And Krauss Return (With A Pinch Of Salt), Mode’s 101 Release, And Black Friday Releases

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well enough… Little piece of bad news to start off with tonight… The JACK O’ROURKE in-store this Friday has to be postponed i’m afraid for a date down the road.. Really sorry for disappointing here but we will have Jack in the siopa playing a few tunes soon enough hopefully.. Sorry, Friday not happening though.. New CD ‘Wild Place’ is out Friday and it is a beautiful listen.. Here is ‘Sea Swimming’ from the album

Right so here is what else is out this Friday Nov 5th.. This Friday has releases from ABBANATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATSJOAN AS POLICE WOMAN / TONY ALLEN / DAVE OKUMUROSS FROM FRIENDSSNAIL MAIL, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, PARCELS, DIANA ROSS, a ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS lost recordings album from 1961, a BILLY JOEL Vinyl Box Set, a GREGORY PORTER ‘Greatest Hits’ vinyl, and THE CHARLATANS ‘Head Full Of Dreams’ best of compilations. There are reissues from RADIOHEADTHE BLACK KEYS , STEVE EARLEA CERTAIN RATIOFELA KUTI, a couple of JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ reissues of ‘Venner’, ‘Vestiges & Claws’ and ‘In Our Nature Dirty, all on ‘Dirty Pink Vinyl’. On the CD front there is a JETHRO TULL 4CD/2DVD deluxe release of ‘Benefit’, 3CD Deluxe reissues from PRETENDERS, and a new release from AIMEE MANN on CD only for now.

 Moving onto releases for next Friday the 12th of November.. We have new releases from THE CHIEFTAINS, DAMON ALBARNIDLESJONI MITCHELLCOURTNEY BARNETT, ROD STEWARTKYLIE MINOGUEERIC CLAPTONDAVE GAHAN & THE SOULSAVERSELVISTHE CHICKSGOV’T MULE and a 80s and 90s Vinyl compilation.. On the reissue front there is the NIRVANA ‘Nevermind : 30th Anniversary’ vinyl, 2cd and CD Boxset releases, CAT STEVENS / YUSUF’s ‘Teaser and The Firecat’ anniversary releases, as well as a reissue from PARAMORE on silver vinyl…

The amount of records that are out of stock (i’m like a broken record here I know) is so frustrating.. We do our special orders / catalogue orders every Monday and they can take the day and more sometimes.. Our conversion rate is maybe 30 to 40%.. The rest are out of stock.. Equally frustrating, actually more frustrating for the punter as there may be stock on the big beast in the sky and are trying to support us but we keep saying ‘sorry it’s out of stock’.. The industry is a bit wonky this year to be honest.. We will try and give as good info as we can from here to Mr. Claus.. Hi-Fi Hardware was another problematic area all year but we received a good supply of REGA (the best in the biz) stock there a week or two ago, so if anyone is interested in an upgrade or starting out, give us a shout on it..

Right so we will move onto releases for the 19th of November mail.. So let’s start with Warner who have the second outing from ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS.. Well if it comes close to the first outing it will be stunning.. ‘Raise The Roof’ is the title of the new record on Warner UK and is available as a CD, a Deluxe CD, a Double LP and an Indie Shop Only Yellow Double LP.. Just heard yesterday that the Yellow Indies version is now looking like it will be Dec 3rd before it will be with us.. The new record was produced by T Bone Burnett and has some quality musicians playing.. Bill Frisell, Buddy Miller, Russ Pahl AND Jay Bellerose to name a few.. The album is made up of obscure covers and one Plant / Burnett original, ‘High & Lonesome’, here tis :

It is one we are really looking forward to here in the siopa..I heard a story a few years back on the shop floor.. From a man, from a man, from a taxi man story so maybe a few grains of salt required.. Planty and Alison spent a few days in Timoleague here in the Rebel County a few years back, in Roy Harpers house i’m told, and local taxi man brought them back to the house and let’s just say from the account I was told they weren’t one bit worried about Covid in the back seat of the tax… More power to em!!! That’s any hope of an in-store gone I suppose Robert?? With me doubling as the showbiz reporter for the Sun…

Warner also have the vinyl release of the new TWENTY-ONE PILOTS latest record, the new JOOLS HOLLAND & FRIENDS release also out on 2LP or CD, a new score by JONSI on Krunk, a JAMES BLUNT greatest hits on 2CD, Deluxe 2CD or 2LP.. Warner also have a brand new EXODUS album as well as the first two INSPIRAL CARPETS albums reissued on indies coloured vinyl..

Lastly from Warner we will be getting copies of Meath outfit N.O.A.H’s EP ‘Echoes Of The Night’ in on vinyl very shortly.. The CDs landed a few weeks ago and the EP is making a bit of noise here and abroad, and rightfully so with some good tunes there.. Here is the single ‘Hands Up’ :

Oh re Black Friday releases.. You should see releases here on Record Store Day site.. If interested in anything shoot us back an email

I’m little disorganised and behind this week, with having been of last week and went to VILLAGERS last night in the Opera House.. Great it was btw.. First gig back pour moi.. Was lovely..

Sony for the 19th of Nov have a big big week with the release of our saviour ADELE’s new album ’30’ on CDBlack Vinyl or fairly fairly limited clear vinyl indie shop only version..

BRUCE is back also on the 19th of Nov with the ‘Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concert’ as a 2CD/DVD, 2CD/BluRay or 3LP Vinyl.. Here’s a trailer to the concert.. It looks only savage to be fair..

Speaking of legendary, the one and only CHRISTY MOORE has a new record out on the 19th of Nov also.. It’s title is ‘Flying Into Mystery‘.. Brand new studio album from Christy.. Poignant lead track considering the crisis we all face with climate change.. Here is ‘Clock Winds Down’ from the upcoming album.. Good on ya Christy.. Beautiful artwork actually also on the Lp and CD…

So Sony have 3 massive releases for the 19th.. The books are open folks.. Tá an leabhair ar oscailt duine go léir …

Integral for the 19th of Nov have a DAVID SYLVAIN Photography Book.. There is a DAWES 10th Anniversary reissue of ‘Nothing Is Wrong’, a couple of JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE reissues on coloured vinyl via New West, as well as reissues from THE NUDE PARTY and POKEY LA FARGE..

Integral for the 26th of Nov have the 10th Anniversary reissue of FIONN REGAN’s ‘100 Acres Of Sycamore‘… Beautiful album.. There was talk of cuts on this one but we hope to cover who asked for it.. The album is out via Heavenly… Rough Trade have a couple of ARTHUR RUSELLL LP reissues ‘Iowa Dream’ and ‘World Of Echo’.. Rough Trade also have JARV IS ‘Remixed’, a remix of ‘Beyond The Pale’ album.. New RICHARD DAWSON & CIRCLE album also..

The Orchard via Big Brother Recordings have the OASIS ‘Knebworth 1996’ physical formats.. 25 years ago.. I was working in GD on Patrick Street at the time and the two bucks strolled into the shop, had a quick look and left again.. Not the tallest lads in the world now to be far… Saw them over two nights down the Pairc back then as well.. Very enjoyable to be fair.. What a track list on this live album.. Plenty of Physical formats here

Cooking Vinyl have the brand new THE DARKNESS album ‘Motoheart’ on CD, Deluxe CD and LP.. They also have brand new DEAP VALLEY album out on the 19th of Nov ‘Marriage’.. Lastly from the Orchard for the 19th is Volume 5 in LUCINDA WILLIAMS Jukebox Series… ‘Have Yourself A Rockin Little Christmas’.. CD or Vinyl... Sorry sorry nearly forgot there is a PRIMAL SCREAM ‘Live At Levitation’ blue and yellow swirl vinyl releases also..

Will pass you over to the Bob Man now to run through a few down the road announcements..

Thanks Boss-Man, welcome back. Howdy folks.
Kicking us off this week on the down the road bits, we’ll have to start with the brilliant ‘101’ reissues by DEPECHE MODE. Cracking cracking live album. The updated versions due out are lovely. There is a expanded BluRay or 2DVD of the documentary with a few extra bits added in, and there is a lovely 2CD/2DVD/BluRay Box Set also. Have never seen the documentary myself, will have to give it a watch! This is due out on December 3rd.

Next up we’ll go with the next EDDIE PILLER release just announced, with ‘Eddie Piller Presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s’. A savage collection of tracks. 100 tracks on the boxsets, 34 tracks on the 2LP vinyl formats. So with this one, we will have a 4CD Boxset, an Indies Only 6LP Clear Vinyl Boxset, a really limited 6LP Black Vinyl with Signed Exclusive Print Boxset, the standard 2LP Vinyl, and an indies only red / blue 2LP vinyl. February 2022 for this one.

There is a nice new Irish release due into us in February 2022, with the new album from TELEFÍS, entitled ‘a hAon’. Telefis is a new project from the legends that are Cathal Coughlan and Jacknife Lee. Will no doubt be an interesting listen that we’re very excited for. It’s coming on CD or LP, and here is ‘Mister Imperator’ from the album

Gonna fly through the rest of these fairly quickly, ENYA has an anniversary picture disc release of ‘It May Be’, which was a track recorded for the Lord Of The Rings soundtrack 20 years ago now. There is a reissue on green vinyl coming of BLACK CROWES ‘Before The Frost… Until The Freeze’, and there is a coloured limited compilation vinyl record release due from FRANZ FERDINAND ‘Hits To The Head’, pressed on red vinyl.

Fastest fingers first jobs with these last two i’m afraid. SPIRITUALIZED have a new album just announced, ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ is the title. With this one the CD stock and standard LP stock are okay, but there is a Deluxe Indies Pink Vinyl, and a Japanese Edition vinyl which stock is very tight on both. There is also a nice reissue of SAINT ETIENNE’s classic ‘Foxbase Alpha’ pressed on green vinyl released for the 30th Anniversary. Again stock is very tight on this with allocations, so for both these releases safest bet is through the site as they may be sold out before we see an email.

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

Thanks Bob!
Right so Universal for the 19th of November have a brand new studio album by ELBOW ‘Flying Dream 1’ as CD, Standard LP or Indies / HMV Exclusive green vinyl version.. Haven’t heard any of this one yet.. Looking forward to it..

There is a brand new studio album by STING on the 19th of Nov, ‘The Bridge’ on CD, Deluxe CD, LP, Limited 2LP, or as a Limited Deluxe CD Box Set.. FRANK ZAPPA ‘200 Motels’ OST is out on 2CD or 2LP or a limited 6CD Book.. UMC have the 45th Anniversary of KISS’ ‘Destroyer‘ album as a 2CD or 2LP.. There is a new ANDRE RIEU release, NOW 110 compilation and Decca have a nice BRIAN WILSON album, solo renditions of classic Beach Boys tracks on piano.. Just piano no vocals.. Lovely though.. Here is ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’.. LP of this not till December

LADY GAGA has a remix album ‘Dawn of Chromatica’ CD only.. A nice collection from THE WEEKND ‘The Highlights’ is out on limited vinyl release, there is a brand new RINGO 4 Track 10” EP, WELLER’s ‘Illumination’ LP reissue is out also on the 19th… Verve Acoustic Sounds have a reissue of CHARLES MINGUS ‘The Black Saint & Sinner Lady’ and lastly there are four nice Blue Note vinyl reissues from DONALD BYRDBOBBI HUMPHREYART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS and HORACE SILVER

Sin é really for this week folks,
Thanks as always for listneing
Ray, Bobby & Shane

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 :

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’

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’..
The newer PADDY CASEY is great also.. Just great well written tunes.. Here is ‘You Are The One’ from it..

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

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’
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

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