Hope all is well …kids back to school …not my own favourite time of year to be honest, i enjoy the freedom of the summer or i should say i enjoy them enjoying the freedom of the summer…but hey c’est la vie!
Right so, the Bob man is on a well earned week off so the newsletter this week just won’t be as pretty as it normally is folks but ill do me best but just wont be as purdee.
Right releases for this Friday the 3rd of September we have brand new albums from IRON MAIDEN, a TROJAN Box Set, IMAGINE DRAGONS, VIKINGUR OLAFSSON, a new live BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS release, TRNA, F.S. BLUMM & NILS FRAHM, RUDIMENTAL, and the release of the RORY GALLAGHER debut 50th Anniversary Deluxe formats… There are also reissues by SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, EMMYLOU HARRIS & THE NASH RAMBLERS, TAYLOR SWIFT, GRIZZLY BEAR, SILVERSTEIN, AMON TOBIN, SLADE, MARTIN GORE, and BEHEMOTH.. On the CD front we have deluxe WHIPPING BOY ‘Heartworm’ 2CD and a VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR 17CD Set..
Right so moving on to the 10th Sept and we have 2 releases very close to home with the JOHN BLEK and MICK FLANNERY/SUSAN O NEILL album releases, two good friends of the shop and it has to be said two of Corks most talented also ( not forgetting the Clare ladys talent here either…Honorary Cork woman now!)…there is also new albums on the 10th of September from MANIC STREET PREACHERS, FOY VANCE, ERIC BIBB, PAT METHENY live album, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT live album, JEAN MICHEL JARRE live one, ANDREA BOCELLI live album reissue, ELVIS COSTELLO, AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, CID RIM, MATTHEW E. WHITE, SAINT ETIENNE, POKEY LAFARGE and the LOW new one of course..the biggest reissue of the year maybe with METALLICAs the black album getting the deluxe reissue treatment, RYAN SHERIDAN’s ‘The Day You Live Forever’ limited gold vinyl reissue, the next in the series of DEPECHE MODE 12” Boxsets, with ‘Ultra’, CD from BELA FLECK, STEPS and lastly via ADA a deluxe reissue of UFO’s fourth album ‘Force It’ as 2CD, 2LP or Limited Indies Clear 2LP…and last few HAYLEY WILLIAMS reissue of ‘Flowers For Vases / Descansos’ on coloured vinyl and the new ARETHA FRANKLIN compilation album called simply ‘Aretha’ .
Just a note here folks
There is a little delay with the Maiden new one on vinyl but it should be in by Friday.
Right so we will move on to releases for the 17th of September and we will start with Warner and an absolutely classic gets the deluxe remaster reissue treatment….its 25 years since the gem that is BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB was released and BMG are doing a job on it …well RY COODER done a job on it i should say…he went back to the original sessions and tapes from those 7 days in 1996 …remastered the album with extra unheard tracks from the session…a little piece of magic they made…available on the 17th as a 2cd casebook , double gatefold vinyl or deluxe 2cd/2lp set.
Warner also for the 17th sept have a brand new LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM album on cd or lp…all brand new songs. There is a new EP by BILLY IDOL “ the roadside” on Dhani Harrisons label Dark Horse Records set up by his father in 1974.
For the metal fans there is a brand new CARCASS album “ torn arteries “ on Nuclear Blast, there is a STAIND live album on 2lp and last but not least from Warner for the 17th is a reissue of MR LUCK : A TRIBUTE TO JIMMY REED LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL from 2013 by THE RONNIE WOOD BAND….Ronnie and his band have special guests on the night of PAUL WELLER, MICK TAYLOR , MICK HUCKNALL and BOBBY WOMACK.
Sony for the 17th of Sept have some lovely stuff out….firstly there is the latest DYLAN bootleg series…volume 16 springtime in new york…covers the early
80s period and the albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live
performances and more. Available as a 2 CD, 2LP or a deluxe 5 CD SET.
Sony also for the 17th have the 30th anniversary editions of PRIMAL SCREAMs “ screamadelica” as a beautiful double lp picture disc or as a deluxe 10 by 12” singles boxset….what an album …still sounds so good 30 years on…a bona fida classic to be fair.
Sony also have the new record by JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW “ grapefruit season” on cd, lp and indies lp,,,saw James and his band on “ the heart of saturday night” show over the weekend and they were excellent….we have some signed prints to giveaway with the album.
Lastly Sony have a reissue on double lp of OZZY OSBOURNES “ no more tears” from 1991.
Speaking of nice things …its like the late late show here tonight ( some would say its more like…its time to play the music, its time to light the lights) we have some things for ye…
Firstly, we will have a nice few Maiden tees to be given away to some of the folk who preorder the new Maiden album or buy it from us in the first week of release…. 3rd to 9th of september inclusive…really limited tees…really limited…they are savage looking to be fair… ….if you want to be in the draw stick in an order with us…i reckon 50/50 chance of getting a Tee….sizes maybe an issue but thats out of my hands and what we get is what we get…sound!
Right next nice thing is lovely if you are freeish on saturday afternoon…MICK FLANNERY and SUSAN O NEILL will be performing songs from their album “ in the game” at Connollys of Leap at 1.30 pm this Saturday the 4th of September….if you want to go to it, preorder the album from us here…vinyl or cd….one album equals one entrant folks…1.30 in Leap this Saturday
Right the record companies have thumbs upped a few spot prizes for the JOHN BLEK album launch instores on Sat the 11th of sept …3.30, 4.30 and 5.30 shows( with support from Lewis Barfoot for the 3,30 and 4.30 shows) numbers are limited to 20 households so get on it folks…4 or 5 spot prizes for each in store as well as refreshments and a coupon ( virtual , as in my head, in my head) for 20% off a record/cd from the shelf on the day…if you don’t want to use the event brite thingy, bounce me back an email to book a slot…Bob will do the science of the other thing next week again!
Right lastly from the shop that keeps giving ( its time to play the music, its time to light the lights)
We have 2 tickets up for grabs for the WAR ON DRUGS gig next March for one lucky punter who preorders the new album from us!!
I’m going to drop the mic…what more do ye want from us.
The Orchard for the 17th of sept has the reissue of ROYSKOPPs lost tapes album as a limited numbered 2lp and they have a DREAM THEATER Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Master of Puppets – Live in Barcelona, 2002 / Gatefold Black Vinyl.
REPUBLIC OF MUSIC for the 17th sept have the new JOSE GONZALEZ album “ local valley” on city slang records…available as cd, lp or indies only lp…ROM also have 2 MOON DUO reissues ..of “ circles” and “ mazes” and lastly there is a live king gizzard 3lp from Melbourne this year 2021.
Integral for the 24th of sept have quite a few interesting releases….i don’t have any links done for these so if interested pop us a mail.
There is a covers ep by ANGEL OLSEN called Aisles, there is a brand new album by FLYING LOTUS on CD and indie shop only red vinyl via Warp records, there is a reissue on Beggars of GARY NUMANs 1983 album “ warriors “ again on indie record shop only orange vinyl…there are a couple of really rare ISIS reissues “ oceanic” and “ Panopticon” …the 30th anniversary of fool the world ( trompe le monde) by PIXIES is also out on the 24th sept….i think we are sold out but i am fighting hard to get extra so let me know and i will add your name to the list…
A couple of my own favs next, with the new PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING album “ bright magic” which is an album based on the city Berlin.
Inspired by the Rory McLean book ‘Berlin: Imagine A City’ and named after a
collection of short stories by Alfred Döblin, the record celebrates one of the
greatest cultural capitals of the world, Berlin. Written and recorded entirely at Hansa Studios in Berlin, the album is split
into three parts – Building A City / Building A Myth / Bright Magic – and Side
B of the album is a homage to Side B of David Bowie’s ‘Low’. Side A of the
record includes the singles ‘People, Let’s Dance’ and ‘Blue Heaven’.
Hansa is world renowned as the studio responsible for classic albums
including ‘Low’ and ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie, ‘The Idiot‘ and ‘Lust For Life’ by
Iggy Pop and Depeche Mode’s third, fourth and fifth albums ‘Construction
Time Again’, ‘Some Great Reward’ and ‘Black Celebration’.
There is a deluxe boxset of the PSB album as well as cd. Lp and indies only lp….got me ticket for them in cypress avenue in jan, only 30 quid.
The last one of note from INTEGRAL for the 24th of sept is the SUFJAN STEVENS/Angelo De Augustine collab album …a beginners mind is their debut album and contains 14 songs loosely based on films….indies lp available here also as CD and std lp….ye knows my thoughts on Sufjan.
Uni for the 17th sept have a limited 4lp set by Genesis ( 80 quid) as well as a 2 cd job…” the last domino” collection type thing , UNI have THE LATHUMS album on cd and indies only lp, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is 50 years old and there is a reissue, there is a new CARLY PEARCE CD, a new EMPLOYED TO SERVE album on Spinefarm, there are a couple of tonepoet bluenote reissues Lee Konitz & Gerry Mulligan as well as WAYNE SHORTERs the all seeing eye…lastly the SOUND OF MUSIC vinyl reissue and a well priced 28 CD CHOPIN BOXSET.
I would normally hand to Bob…there were announcements but i didnt get to a lot of them….a new DIVINE COMEDY album though…sweet… and the biggie which we did get to is the 50th anniversary edition of LET IT BE by some crowd called THE BEATLES ( its time to play the music, its time to light the lights)
Sin e for me for sure for this week
It aint pretty but heh its here…
Thanks for listening as always
Ray, Bobby and Shane