RSD 2021 List Is Here! Inhaler’s Debut And Allocation, Allocation, Allocation.

Hi everyone,
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 GRANDEa new WILCO Covers albumFLYTELYNYRD SKYNRDCHEAP TRICKBILL MACKAY & NATHAN BOWLES, JEAN-MICHEL JARRETHE ORBRZA, and a new BLACK MIDI 12”… There will be Reissues by PETER MURPHYFLEETWOOD MACNICOLAURIE ANDERSONIBRAHIM FERRERTHE BLACK CROWES, STEVE REID, SARAH JAROSZTONY JOE WHITEART BLAKEYPHILIP GLASSTHE PIANIST OSTGUIDED 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 GRAMMARGRETA VAN FLEET, LUCINDA WILLIAMSTOM PETTYAVISHAI COHENTHE NETWORKMARTY FRIEDMANAJ TRACEY, SAINT RAYMONDCANNIBAL CORPSETEENAGE FANCLUBDREAM WIFETHE OFFSPRINGNORAH JONESERIC CHURCHSPORTS TEAM and the ONE NIGHT MIAMI OST. There are reissues by THERAPY?ALEX SOMERSGOLDIEWILLIE NELSON, THE NIGHTINGALESFUTURE SOUND OF LONDONEVEANNE BRIGGSBERT JANSCH, and finally there will be CD releases from EMPEROR OF ICECREAMJETHRO 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..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaeWss85_vg


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

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 releaseJOSH 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 albumSOUL 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..

Hey folks,
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 CDVinyl 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..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3uPhJ2Dtvg

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.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_0v8bnpnP8
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..

Anyway,
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
Slán,
Ray, Bobby & Shane,
musiczone.ie

The RSD 20 List Is Here, Rory on Display, and A Lovely Act Of (Recyclable) Kindness

Hi everyone,
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 GALLAGHERJONATHAN WILSONUS 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!
https://musiczone.ie/videos/

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

https://musiczone.ie/record-store-day-2020-full-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 Road to bring the tracks into the present. The band worked with producer Chris Sheldon, who produced  the  original ‘Troublegum’ album, as well as working on ‘Semi-Detached’, ‘High Anxiety’ and the band’s latest record ‘CLEAVE’, to record the 12-track album that includes all their UK hits including ‘Screamager’ and a reworking of their classic Hüsker Dü cover ‘Diane’. Featuring JamesDean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers on ‘Die Laughing’, the band reflect on their great time touring and growing as a band over the past thirty years.Exclusive to the CD edition on release is ‘Official Bootleg (1990-2020)’, a 15-track compilation made from the bands personal archive of live recordings, comprised of 1 song fromeach studio album.

Look, sin é for this week…
Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt
Ray
Music Zone HQ