|Artist||Title||Format||Format details/ Reason behind release||retail price euro|
|Alice In Chains||We Die Young||12″ Maxi Vinyl Single||Originally released in 1990 as a promotional only vinyl, Alice In Chains’ first studio EPWe Die Youngwill see a limited edition release on Record Store Day.With remastered audio by Bob Ludwig, the three track EP includes 2 tracks which later ended up on the band’s debut albumFaceliftalong with the track “Killing Yourself,” exclusive to this EP.||€ 24.00|
|Beth Orton||Central Reservation||x2 Pillar Box Red Colour LP Vinyl||Central Reservation makes a welcome return to vinyl having not been available outside the US since its release in 1999.|
The album which saw Beth win a BRIT Award and a Mercury Prize nomination is presented as a limited edition pillar box red colour.
|Beth Orton||Trailer Park||x2 American Diner Blue Colour LP Vinyl||Trailer Park makes a welcome return to vinyl and has been pressed across 2LPs for the first time to ensure a superior audio quality. The track Whenever has been re-instated having been left off the original 1LP release. This BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominated album is presented as a limited edition vinyl in a blue colour you might find on a formica table top in a diner out in the wilds between San Fran and LA.||€ 42.00|
|Cypress Hill||The 420 Remixes||10″ Vinyl||Cypress Hill’s debut album has always been an instant classic. For the 30thAnniversary in 2021, two brand new remixes were released digitally of your favorite tracks and now they are ready to take the turntables. The 420 Remixespressed on Black 10” Vinyl.||€ 24.00|
|Deacon Blue||Raintown (35th anniversary)||LP Vinyl||New 25th anniversary edition of Deacon Blue’s classic debut, featuring an additional insert with new liner notes by front man Ricky Ross and foil embellished sleeve. Each copy is individually numbered. £1 from every sale will be donated to War Child.||€ 39.00|
|Future||DS2||x2 Teal Colour LP Vinyl||DS2, Future’s Third studio album is now on teal colored vinyl! Listen to the classic album full of thumping trap beats with this RSD special.||€ 42.00|
|Joan Jett & The Blackhearts||Acoustics||LP Vinyl||Acousticsis the first-ever acoustic vinyl release from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. This 8 songcollection includes 5 newly recorded acoustic tracks from upcoming double-LP ‘Changeup’ plus 3 previously unreleased acoustics exclusive to this Record Store Day piece only, including hits “I Hate Myself For Loving You” and “Bad Reputation (Live In Los Angeles)”.||€ 32.00|
|Lou Reed||I’m So Free: 1971 RCA Demos||LP Vinyl||On October 27th, 1971, Lou Reed walked into the first recording session of his solo career.I’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demosis a collection of those rare recordings.This is Reed as few have ever heard him: the songwriter at work, pure and alone, before the noise, swagger and legend. Released on vinyl for the first time, the 13 tracks on this LP are an unprecedented addition to Reed’s rock & roll life on record. His next four decades –more than 30 studio and concert albums of lyric challenge, incendiary guitar and iron-willed vision until his death in October, 2013 –start here.he final iteration of these demos can be found across Reed’s discography including S/T, Transformer, Berlin, and Sally Can’t Dance.||€ 32.00|
|Mariah Carey||#1’s||x2 Black LP Vinyl||#1’sis a collection of Mariah Carey’s first 13 chart topping singles. Originally released in 1998, this greatest hitsalbum includes the classics “Always Be My Baby,” “Fantasy” and “One Sweet Day,” along with 4 bonus tracks included on the original vinyl pressing.||€ 38.00|
|Patti Smith||Curated by Record Store Day||x2 Black LP Vinyl||New 2-LP compilation of classic Patti Smith tracks from 1974 –1996, curated by Record Store Day. Includes “Gloria,” “Because The Night,” “Dancing Barefoot” and “People Have The Power.”||€ 38.00|
|Primal Scream||Shine Like Stars (Weatherall mix)||12″ Maxi Vinyl Single||Previously released as part of the Screamadelica 30th Anniversary 12” Singles Box, this recently discovered remix (and accompanying instrumental) of ‘Shine Like Stars’ by the album’s late and beloved producer Andrew Weatherall is now exclusively released for Record Store Day 2022.||€ 24.00|
|Santana||Splendiferous Santana||x2 Black LP Vinyl||‘Splendiferous Santana” is a new2-LP compilation, personally curated by Carlos Santana,showcasing highlights drawn from Santana’s musical output spanning 2003-2019. It focuses on the too-often-underappreciated, yet creatively fertile period following Santana’s 1998 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the massive success of 1999’s‘Supernatural’. In the wake of ’Supernatural’, Santanareleased a series of remarkable recordings, among them 2003’s‘Shaman’, 2005’s‘All That I Am‘and 2014’s ‘Corazón’, that stand with the best that Carlos, or his band, have ever made. Many of these songs and performances were overlooked at the time of theirreleaseand are being presented anew on‘SplendiferousSantana’as essential musical elements in the Santana canon.||€ 38.00|
|The Jimi Hendix Experience||Angel / Message To Love||7″ White Vinyl||Recorded at Hendrix’s newly created recording facility, Electric Lady Studios in 1970, “Angel (Take 7),” makes up Side A of this exclusive 7″ single white vinyl release. The track was recently released for the first time as part of theElectric Lady Studios: A Jimi Hendrix Visionalbum. Side B includes previously unreleased “Message to Love” was recorded in 1970 at New York Pop Festival at Downing Stadium on New York’s Randall’s Island. Both tracks are among the last recorded, just before the legendary musician’s untimely death.||€ 24.00|
|Miles Davis||Live In Montreal, July 7, 1983||x2 Black LP Vinyl||This double LP release includes one of Miles Davis’ final great bands including John Scofield on guitar, Bill“The Other Bill Evans” Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Miles was back in amazing form (“incandescent and iridescent as ever” as Greg Tate noted), when he mounted the stage at the Theatre St-Denis during theFestival International De Jazz De Montrealin July 1983 and this release is the first time this revelatory performance will be released. It has been lovingly mixed and mastered and will be included on CD and digitally in the next edition of the Miles Davis Bootleg series that focuses on the 1981-1985 period, coming later in the year, but the Record Store Day release would be it’s exclusive release on vinyl.What It Isincludes tracks from that year’s releaseStar People, the Marcus Miller tune “Hopscotch” and the song “Jean-Pierre” that appeared on 1982’sWe Want Miles. The recordings of “What It Is” and “That’s What Happened” were so well thought of by Miles that he utilized them for his 1984 releaseDecoy, but in heavily edited form and this release would include the first release of them in complete form. Packaged in beautiful gatefold packaging, the album features liner notes penned by the incomparable music journalist Greg Tate and represent some of his final writing.||€ 38.00|
|Pearl Jam||Live On Two Legs||x2 translucent Colour LP Vinyl||Originally released in 1998, ‘Live OnTwo Legs’ documents the band’s US Summer tour that year in support of the ‘Yield’ album. 16 tracks, 2-LP gatefold packaging.||€ 42.00|
|Prince||The Gold Experience Deluxe||x2 translucent Gold coloured LP Vinyl||The Gold Experiencewas the first full-length Prince album to be credited to his unpronounceable symbol, (SYMBOL ICON), and was released at the most public, heated stage of his battle with the major label industrial complex. With the word “SLAVE” written on one cheek, Prince shined on the opulent ballads “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and “Gold” and the defiant single “Eye Hate U,” and the album earned widespread critical acclaim. The Record Store Day re-release ofThe Gold Experienceis an homage to the rare US-only promo version of the album that was released in 1995. The two-LP set is pressed onto translucent gold vinyl with a bonus suite of “Eye Hate U” remixes on Side D.||€ 42.00|
Hope all is well enough folks and ye are keeping safe and well… I believe the RSD 2021 Lists are being announced / let loose tonight so we hope to send you a list this evening also and next week we will send ye a more detailed lists with record companies and prices etc, and will ask ye for your wish lists.. I’ll explain in more detail next week..
Anyway, Releases for this Friday April 9th include the fabulous new record by DECLAN O’ROURKE.. Great songs through out and we have a lovely competition around the release of the album.. Bobby has the details here :
We are delighted to team up with the excellent Declan O’Rourke for the launch of his brand new album ‘Arrivals’, released on April 9th through Warner and East West Records.
We have three great prizes up for grabs to anyone who pre-orders the new album with us at Musiczone.ie!
Prize #3 – A Signed CD copy of the album
Prize #2 – A Signed Vinyl copy of the album
Prize #1 – A Private Virtual Meet & Greet with Declan, for a quick chat and a performance of a new track from the album for one lucky winner / winners household.
Also out this Friday the 9th is ARIANA GRANDE, a new WILCO Covers album, FLYTE, LYNYRD SKYNRD, CHEAP TRICK, BILL MACKAY & NATHAN BOWLES, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, THE ORB, RZA, and a new BLACK MIDI 12”… There will be Reissues by PETER MURPHY, FLEETWOOD MAC, NICO, LAURIE ANDERSON, IBRAHIM FERRER, THE BLACK CROWES, STEVE REID, SARAH JAROSZ, TONY JOE WHITE, ART BLAKEY, PHILIP GLASS, THE PIANIST OST, GUIDED BY VOICES, and CZARFACE… On the CD front we will releases by RHIANNON GIDDENS, TAYLOR SWIFT and EUGENE ORMANDY..
Right so moving on to releases for the 16th of April we will have, new releases from LONDON GRAMMAR, GRETA VAN FLEET, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, TOM PETTY, AVISHAI COHEN, THE NETWORK, MARTY FRIEDMAN, AJ TRACEY, SAINT RAYMOND, CANNIBAL CORPSE, TEENAGE FANCLUB, DREAM WIFE, THE OFFSPRING, NORAH JONES, ERIC CHURCH, SPORTS TEAM and the ONE NIGHT MIAMI OST. There are reissues by THERAPY?, ALEX SOMERS, GOLDIE, WILLIE NELSON, THE NIGHTINGALES, FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON, EVE, ANNE BRIGGS, BERT JANSCH, and finally there will be CD releases from EMPEROR OF ICECREAM, JETHRO TULL, and MELODY GARDOT..
I suppose we are all hoping to be coming to an end of the really restrictive Covid guidelines soon… This has been the hardest lockdown (most severe) of the lot for the good siopa.. We are in week 15 of website / post only, during the very first lockdown we were back to call & collect after 6 or 7 weeks and back open to the public on June 11th after closing on 14th March.. So this one is going on.. But hopefully nearly there and the carpark in the sunshine looks glorious!! Ye’r faces will even look glorious and that is saying something!!
Anyway onto releases for the 23rd of April and Uni have the 50th Anniversary of LENNON’s ‘Plastic Ono Band : The Ultimate Mixes on 4 physical formats.. There is 6CD / 2 BluRay audio discs in the super deluxe boxset.. Everything in the box is newly mixed from brand new 192KHz / 24 Bit Hi-Res transfers.. The set is made up of 159 tracks, of which 87 have not been heard before.. There is a 132 page hard back book plus more like poster, photos etc… There is also an expanded 2CD or 2LP version that adds a bonus disc of outtakes of each song.. Standard 1CD also…
THE WHO also release a boxset of ‘The Who Sell Out’... Some would argue The Who’s greatest achievement.. There is a super deluxe box with 116 tracks, 46 unreleased.. 80 page hard back full colour book and also contains 9 posters, an 8 page programme amongst other stuff.. There is a 2LP deluxe vinyl with album and extra highlights from the boxset and a 2CD edition also..
Uni also have new albums by TOM JONES and PETER FRAMPTON, and there is a reissue of MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA’s ‘A Black Mile To The Surface’ on Loma Vista, pressed on limited transparent red 2LP vinyl.. Here’s ‘Gold’ from the album’. Good band these are.. New album coming later this year.. Good album this reissue..
Warner for the 23rd of April have the deluxe reissues of THE SELECTER’s ‘Too Much Pressure’ as 2LP, 3CD or limited 2LP / 7” on clear vinyl though ADA.. Warner also have a new collaboration between TOUMANI DIABATE & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA called ‘Korolen’. Here is ‘Hainamady Town’ from the album released through World Circuit Records
There is a savage MARS VOLTA 18LP Boxset released on the 23rd of April on Cloud Hill Records.. A vinyl only format.. No other way to hear it (no better way a lot would argue).. It’s on no other formats or platform.. 5000 in the world.. We will have a couple.. Warner are also releasing MOTORHEAD’s ‘Louder Than Noise : Live In Berlin’ from 2012 on 2LP or CD/DVD... Warner also have SIA’s ‘Music’ OST on vinyl release, JOSH GROBAN’s ‘Harmony’ vinyl release and last but certainly not least a 2CD reissue on Nonesuch of EMMYLOU HARRIS’ ‘Wrecking Ball’.
PIAS for the 23rd of April have the new DINOSAUR JR. album on Jagjaguwar, new FIELD MUSIC album, SOUL JAZZ PRESENTS : STUDIO ONE ROOTS coloured vinyl reissue as well as FLOWERED UP ‘Weekender’ 12” releases..
Sony for the 23rd of April have the vinyl release of the ZARA LARSSON album ‘Poster Girl’.
The Orchard for the 23rd of April ave the first of the SPIRITUALIZED reissue series with the debut ‘Laser Guided Missiles’ on Fat Possum.. These are 180gm doubles mastered from a half speed lacquer cuts from original sources.. There is a limited white vinyl version we were told 4/5 weeks ago that we were being allocated 15 copies of this one.. Only yesterday we were told that quantity could be in doubt.. it is a bit wishy washy.. I am trying to find out the definite number.. Definite number is crucial for me so we don’t oversell and look like plonkers.. Allocations are a part of the game with limited stuff, it’s important it is then fulfilled or we look like amateur hour.. They are frustrating for everyone involved also.. We were allocated 44 copies of the My Bloody Valentine vinyl last Tuesday across the 6 vinyl variants.. We would have sold 244 i’d say which is frustrating for us as a siopa and obviously very frustrating for loyal, good customers to not get copies either… Part of the game i’m afraid.. Bobby has a allocated one for later for PHOEBE BRIDGERS again so we will pop them up on the site and if you want it, buy it there i’d suggest… (Pick Up In-Store option if you like for us to hold one).. It’s the easiest and fairest way for the uber limited where the is demand… Sorry!!
The Orchard for the 23rd of April have a reissue of SKINDRED’s ‘Roots, Rock, Riot’ coloured LP / 7” as well as prog rockers NEAL MORSE / MIKE PORTNOY / RANDY GEORGE’s 2 different cover albums...
I think I captured most of the releases for the 23rd Bob, if I missed any you might add them in please sir.. I’ll hand it over to you now to help these good people release some dollars if you can run through any announcements over the last 7 days..
Hope all is well with you all.
Some really nice bits up on the site since last week. We’ll start off this week with the announcement of the debut record from INHALER, some Dublin band, singer may have a famous parent, not too sure. ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ is the title, and it is released on CD, Vinyl or a nice Irish Exclusive Green vinyl with an alternative cover. Got to see the lads in Cypress Avenue a few years ago, cracking gig to be fair. Some very catchy tracks. I see that they are back in December 2021 again, so fingers crossed that will get to go ahead!
As mentioned earlier there is a new PHOEBE BRIDGERS release coming in May in which we have been only allocated a small amount. ‘Copycat Killer’ is the title and it’s a new 12” EP on standard black vinyl or Indies Only coloured vinyl. It contains 4 new versions of tracks from the excellent ‘Punisher’ record. Unfortunately it’s fastest fingers first again, up on the site now.
Another we have been given an allocation for is the reimagined version of PAUL MCCARTNEY’s ‘McCartney III : Imagined’, some serious guests on this release. Beck, St Vincent, Khruangbin, Damon Albarn, Josh Homme, Phoebe Bridgers and more. There is a CD, standard vinyl, and the limited gold indies only vinyl, which has been allocated. Unfortunately also a pricey release.
A few other nice bits now up on the site for pre-order include a 3LP or 3CD release of AMY WINEHOUSE’s ‘Live At The BBC’, and new MOBY record (including a indies only vinyl), an Abbey Road Half Speed reissue on 12” and 7” of THE SPECIAL’s ‘Ghost Town’ released for the 40th Anniversary of the track, and finally MICK FLEETWOOD & FRIEND’s concert of ‘Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green & Early Fleetwood Mac‘ on a host of formats including a deluxe box set.
That’s it from myself for this week,
Back to the boss-man!
Thanks a mil Bob. Right PIAS for the 30th of April have the new ADRIAN CROWLEY album on Chemical Underground on CD or LP.. It is called ‘The Watchful Eye of the Stars’.. I think it is the Galway native’s 9th album now.. A fine catalogue of work he has built up.. John Parish produces this latest offering.. Here is ‘Northbound Stowaway’ from the record.. Fine song isn’t it..
PIAS alos have some CAN vinyl reissues on coloured vinyl via Mute Records.. ‘Delay 1968’ and ‘Future Days’ get the vinyl reissue treatment here… PIAS also have the new DROPKICK MURPHY’s album ‘Turn Up That Dial’ on CD, Deluxe Pink / Green Swirl Vinyl with 7” and Flexi and also a more standard vinyl.. 10th Studio album by the Boston rockers and the theme of the record is the importance of music in all our lives.. Here here… Here is ‘Middle Finger’ from the album..
Cracking isn’t it.. Heavy Pogues vibes going on there.. PIAS also have new ones from LEON VYNEHALL on Ninja Tune and new Wollny & Parisien & Lefebvre & Lillinger release on Act Records..
If we get the RSD UK List.. Critical that part.. 2 Different Lists.. The USA list has stuff on it that won’t be available to us so NB it’s the UK list.. I think Brexit could / will cause me problems with RSD this year but that’s a battle for another day!! I’ll definitely keep ye updated..
Sin é for this week folks,
Sorry add on!!
Just got the RSD Lists so Bobby will share at 6PM below (it’s 13:57 now) and I was just going to send him the newsletter to make it pretty and the list came in… Feel free to email us a wishlist if you want but no immediate rush if you want to wait for the prices which we will be sending out in the next week or two.. NB NB WISH LIST.. It is not a guarantee.. NB not a guarantee by any means but it does allow us to do our best and fight for enough of the titles you have wish listed.. NB NB though it is not a guarantee and NB we can’t put anything away..
Rather than coming back to us now with the wish lists, if you want to wait until we send out the lists with prices over the next week or two, it would suit us a bit better as ye will know the prices.. there’ll be no disadvantage in waiting for the prices, we will let you know when we have to have them in.. More on it next week…
RSD 2021 – MUSIC ZONE FULL RELEASE LIST!!
Also just got an email that I should be getting some / all I think of the SAULT records and cds soon enough so will get links up on site for next week.. They are a tad expensive…
Anyways, look sin é for sure this time
Ray, Bobby & Shane,
Hope all is well… Crikey it’s been a strange week… Lots going on ad kind of not going on.. The RSD Lists at last.. More on that later…. Firstly releases in the shop today and we have to start with our boy RORY with the new live album ‘Check Shirt Wizard : Live in 77’… Thanks to Vincent Zara, the artist who painted the cover of the album.. We have had savage demand and interest in the bespoke signed prints… Bare with us as we try to work our way through them… Some CD stock was delayed also but should today I hope!! Should be enough vinyl to do the rounds… A great honour to have the painting displayed on our shop floor.. The painting is now property of the Gallagher Family so we are truly honoured to have it on display until close of play on Saturday 7th… I hope none of ye get Martin Cahill style ambitions… Such a lovely thing to have…
Also in the good siopa Musiczone today are new ones by PAUL HEATON / JACQUI ABBOT, DEACON BLUE, MAC MILLER, NOEL GALLAGHER, JONATHAN WILSON, US GIRLS, STEPHEN MALKMUS as well as live albums by CREAM, MARILLION and reissues by THE WHO, EMBRACE, 2PAC, STATUS QUO, SIMPLE MINDS, HUMAN LEAGUE and a best of vinyl by THE CRANBERRIES…
Video is up for this week with the Bob Man back, and this week there was a lovely suprice act of (recyclable) kindness to the shop in the video! Thank you to our mystery parcel sender!
Before I move on to next week Friday the 13th of March…. A little on RSD..
I suppose most of ye know the drill with it by now… Record Store Day is a celebration of Record Shops one day a year (normally third Saturday in April unless Easter gets in the way)… Artists, bands and labels release bespoke, limited albums to support the shop and drive customers to the shops… It has flaws but above is the premise… It’s based on a strictly first come first served on Saturday morning of the 18th of April this year… The official RSD20 list is attached here but hopefully by early next week we will send out lists again but crucially with prices for each of the record companies.. So if ye can hold fire until then that would be great… Then email (is best) us back with your wish or wishes from the list ideally for me with the record company next to it… Over 500 titles so no company makes my life a lot harder in the process.. So please company name if possible… Send us back your ‘wish lists’ does not guarantee anything i’m afraid.. No promises… But it allows me to order your record (especially if it’s obscure and I may not have taken a chance on it otherwise)… There are over 500 records released so I suppose i’m asking for help with it.. Ok some are no brainers.. But others are crystal ball jobs.. So help.. Without any guarantees.. You’re some boy Raymond!!
The wish lists also allow me to fight harder when I know 10 or 12 folk are chasing The Cure releases.. I hope you have an idea of it now if RSD is new to you… For the old hands.. Same o same o… And please everyone take it in the spirit it was set up for.. To celebrate Independent Record Shops… We will get the lists out with prices and record companies early next week.. Let the fun commence… Here is the full RSD2020 list with no pricing
Right so right so…. Moving on to releases for the 13th of March… Warner have a deluxe reissue of ‘In A Lifetime’ by CLANNAD which has 2 brand new tracks…. There is a few physical formats with 4CDs, 3LPs + 7” Single, there is a 2CD Mediabook, a 2CD or a 2LP smoky coloured vinyl… Staying with classic Irish bands, Warner via BMG have the new BOOMTOWN RATS album ‘Citizens of Boomtown’ on standard black black LP, CD, or indies only gold vinyl… The Rats are back!! Warner also has new albums by CODE ORANGE, GROUPLOVE and THE SHIRES…
PIAS for the 13th has new albums by ULTRAISTA (consisting of Nigel Godrick), PORCHES and CIRCA WAVES..
Universal for the 13th of march have a TEARS FOR FEARS reissue of ‘Songs From The Big Chair’ as a vinyl picture disc or a 4CD/2DVD set, a new NIALL HORAN CD, a new WESTLIFE DVD, ABBA ‘Live At Wembley’ 3LP Half Speed Master at Abbey Road, STAR WARS ‘Rise of Skywalker’ vinyl by JOHN WILLIAMS, some Bluenote reissues by ELVIN JONES and ART TAYLOR, and the JUSTIN BIEBER new album on coloured vinyl also….
Sony for the 13th of March has MILES DAVIS ‘Music From and Inspired By The Birth Of Cool’, as well as the Trolls 2 OST on CD….
Republic of Music for the 13th of March have the new HILARY WOODS album on Sacred Bones ‘Birthmarks’,
Cargo for the 13th have a new MARIA MCKEE album…
The Orchard for the 13th have the DEAP LIPS collaboration album on CD or vinyl or indies only vinyl… Wayne and Stephen from the Flaming Lips and Julie and Lindsey from Deep Valley… They have a new one also from THE DISTRICTS and a 10LP Devin Townsend boxset…
Proper for the 13th have the THERAPY ‘Best Of’ on 2CD or vinyl..
To coincide with the bands ‘So Much for the 30 Year Plan Tour’, Therapy? re-recorded their 12 UK Top 40 hits, many of which have become standout anthems, in Abbey
Look, sin é for this week…
Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt
Music Zone HQ