Hope yer all well and minding yerselfs…..kids well back to school now for those of us in that position, a bit more normality ( maybe) but all the time conscious of Covid, so far from normal really…it is what it is though, keep on truckin for the winter and hopefully it will be the brightest spring of them all.
On to the tunes….i have been some man for hawking stuff over the last few months, trying to keep it going….today/tonight is no different!! …Today’s newsletter may not be as pretty or have as many links as usual, as the Bob man is on a well deserved week off…so tis roll back to the old days or the not so good days ( re after the fire) when Raymond one figure types this baby.
Speaking of my two boys who work with me, the Shane boy had a few poems published in a poetry book “ beautiful ways to say” ….a few copies available in the shop if anyone wants to support it…proceeds are going to charity…well done Shane kid.
The tunes Raymond, the tunes….right out this friday the 11th Sept we have the next in the PJ HARVEY reissue series “ to bring you my love” is out as are the demos from those sessions on a separate record.
Uni have the brand new album by DOVES “ the universal want” on CD,LTD INDIES ONLY WHITE VINYL and a lovely box set also.
Uni also have a brand new album from MARILYN MANSON on indies white vinyl or cd also…kevins buddy from the wonder years, is that true is it..??
We also got in from universal some lovely RICHARD AND LINDA THOMPSON vinyl reissues.
THE ORCHARD for friday have a SUZANNE VEGA live album on vinyl , a new album also by NEAL MORSE and lastly AMORPHOUS ANDROGYNOUS ( FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON) have the CD release ( an RSD release i think that may have got delayed) of “ cascade 2020” if anyone is interested.
Sophie Hungers new album is also with us and we got one of the signed vinyl copies btw…yay!!
PROPER for the 11th of sept have the new album by EVERYTHING EVERYTHING on a nice indies only vinyl.
On the local scene, the debut CD by DAVID O DONOVAN “ say no more” is out this friday also…there will be plenty of rotations of this album by this extremely talented Cork musician over the weekend.
Right so …on to the 18th we go Raymond…PIAS have a new album by ED HARCOURT “ monochrome to colour” on vinyl and CD.
WARNER for the 18th have some nice stuff….the new NEIL YOUNG CD release “ the times” both acoustic versions of some of his classics or some cover versions.
The new RUN THE JEWELS album is out on the 18th sept also RTJ4 it is called and and its on CD, 2LP or Deluxe 4lp…..i would have listened to a bit of hip hop back in the day, but the current crop dont enthuse me to be honest…but this gang are meant to be the real deal so will give them a listen…a BTW…there’s a WU TANG “ an american saga” documentary doing the rounds on netflix at the moment…i’m four episodes in and it has been very good…very good…mad story. If it’s your thing, i think its worth checking out…also coming highly recommend to me is the THE BAND documentary “ ONCE WERE BROTHERS” …have not seen it yet myself but it comes highly recommended…dvd and bluray available to me if anyone is interested…just out on those formats me thinks.
I’m some man for getting sidetracked…yabber, yabber, yabber.
WARNER also for the 18th of Sept have DAVID BOWIE’S “ YOUNG AMERICANS ” limited gold vinyl …in store job only, cant go on our website even…if you interested pop us a mail.
Warner also for the 18th have new albums by CHARLI XCX, BRAD MEHLDAU, FLYING COLOURS live in london, FLEETWOOD MAC deluxe reissue of classic “ then play on”…only one with green and kirwan if i’m not mistaken…and lastly new pop sensation AVA MAX releases her debut cd…billions of streams this artist has i believe.
Universal for the 18th has the reworking of the CAT STEVENS/YUSUFs masterpiece “ tea for the tillerman” volume 2 …50 years on for this record and yusef was chatting to his son a while back and wondered should he do something for the anniversary ( a bit of a milestone to be fair) and one thing led to another and a reworking of the songs became “ tea” part 2…
Universal do a reworking of THE CRANBERRIES second album “ no need to argue”…i think about Dolores every now and again, very tragic, conquered the musical world at a tender age, she was the one age to me and she was a global rock star…i struggle to manage a small shop…can’t even imagine the highs and lows of what her life was.
First ever 2 lp pressing of this huge album with b sides and a live track from mtv unplugged…19 bonus tracks on the 2cd version…release date maybe moving but for now i still have it for the 18th Sept.
Uni has the THELONIUS MONK “ PALO ALTO” LP…palo alto is a town in ( predominantly white college town in the 60s) California. Soon after the MLK assanination a college boy by the name of Danny Scher tried to bring about some racial unity in his town by organising a concert in his college. The artist he somehow managed to persuade was Mr. Monk….problem was, no one believed him…if Danny lived in Cork he would have been greeted with “ go way ou dat boy” at the mention of his gig…no one hardly bought tickets but hundreds hung around the car park the night the supposed gig was to happen…and sure enough Mr. Monk turned up….what transpired lived long in both mens memories…this record is a document of that night…that’s what records are, a document of something created, that’s why they will always exist…but that’s for another night.
UNI also for the 18th have a JOHANN JOHANNSSON 8cd/dvd boxset ( another gone to soon) and a LUDOVICO EINAUDI 2LP or 2 CD compilation called “ undiscovered” which are tracks important to him and some of his favourite tunes which he felt may have been slightly overlooked.
Sony for the 18th have the NICK MASON “ saucerful of secrets” live at the roundhouse on cd/dvd or on 2lp.
Right so the 25th sept…hold on to yer hats.. but not yer wallets…alright alright.. lame, i know lame…there is a lot going on though…the day after the 26th is RSD DROP 2…and the day before there is a host of releases either new or reissues…..where to begin…one that was to be out but pushed back a week to Oct 2 is SUFJAN STEVENS new album “ the ascension” so we will park that one till next week. PIAS have the new IDLES album “ ultra mono” …3rd album on Partisan…big band now, great live band by all accounts. 5 physical formats available…deluxe vinyl version, black and white indies only vortex vinyl, std blk vinyl, cd and cassette tape.
A CERTAIN RATIO are releasing a new album on Mute on the 25th, first album in 12 years…first pressing will be available in one of four colours with no external clue what colour it is…white is so so so rare at 300 copies, blue so so rare at 600 copies, red so rare at 900 copies and turquoise rare at 1200…ye get my drift !
Wasn’t there a thing with one of the bowie eps from blackstar and a flashlight held the secret to the colour puzzle…do ye remember that?
The light will shine through if it’s transparent , won’t if its black…we banned all light that week…torches on phones… wouldn’t put the lights on in the shop even..saved a few bob on the bill anyway.
PIAS also have a reissue of TWILIGHT SAD “ no one can ever know” what colour the record is…there 3rd album as a coloured 2 lp.
Wea for the 25th of sept probably have one of the boxsets of the year in the PRINCE sign of the times boxsets and reissues…6 physical formats available i do believe…2 cd, 3cd, 4lp blk, 2 lp peach, 8cd/dvd and 13 lp/dvd…savage boxes, savage looking boxes …on these formats the peach 2lp and the 2 big boxsets won’t be around for long…small runs on those 3 formats…so you know where we are if you’d like one.
Wea also on the 25th have a LOU REED boxset for his album “ new york” ..3cd, dvd , 2lp and a 44 page booklet in the box…68 quid best price job.
Warner also has new albums by DEFTONES with an indies only gold vinyl version and new ROISIN MURPHY also with an indies only vinyl on the go as well….we have an exclusive print available with preorders also…so again ye know where we are…sound!!
SLADE best of job out also via Warner for the 25th sept.-9
UNIVERSAL for the 25thof SEPT have a host of releases also….ELLIOT SMITHS self titled second album gets the deluxe reissue treatment , remastered album and live bonus disc also…2lp or 2cd.
New albums also out from SYLVAN ESSO ,MACHINE GUN KELLY and DIANA KRALL.
We had a band we liked HAPPY ABANDON from Chapel Hill North Carolina play a gig in Coughlans and a good few of you folks went into it…fine album it is 2, the one they were touring that night…still copies in the shop…get to your little point Raymond…Sylvan Esso are from the same town and the lads that night done a S.E cover and it was great…an interest in SYLVAN ESSO was born that night sd looking forward to the new album.
Uni have the release of the GUNS N ROSES greatest hits on vinyl for the 25th sept also…the splattered one is gone now i think…there is a first press and maybe a few from an even smaller second press….second press people not guaranteed yet…the DLP black vinyl is available though if anyone wants one…ill try get more concrete info on the splattered ones but if your name aint down already…then its game over im afraid…sorry…even some of those waiting on 2nd press maynot get it…sorry…ill get more info.
ELBOW are doing a blast of reissues on vinyl…sought after first 3 albums…asleep in the back, cast of thousands and leaders of the free world as well as b sides album “ dead in the boot” …download codes with them all…all of ELBOWS CATALOGUE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL.
Rolling Stones – steel wheels live is released on Eagle rock on a host of formats…dvd, bluray, dvd/2cd, sdbr/2cd, 4lp blk version, 4lp blue/orange coloured version and deluxe SDBR/2DVD/3CD boxset…
CREEDENCE CHRONICLES is reissued on 2lp and there is a LITTLE RICHARD greatest hits coming out on vinyl also.
ORCHARD for the 25th have finally the release on vinyl of the late great JOHN PRINEs – souvenirs album , they have THE HIVES live from third man and a STEVE HACKETT live album also.
I did warn ye there were a few out on the 25th of sept…the books are open if anything takes your fancy.
Big announcement today as well from the U2 camp…with the release of the ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND BOXSET…well not just a boxset…but lets start there…11lp vinyl set feat remastered album, live, rare and unreleased recordings…preorder only best price job of 200 euro…also there is a super deluxe 5 cd boxset …100 BUCKS PRE ORDER BEST PRICE JOB..as well as a 2cd version , a 1cd version and a 2lp version….only announced at 3 pm today.
I went on a bit today didnt i…apologies folks….ye’ll be glad to hear the bell ring.
Lads, ladies its not stopping…i think im out but they keep pulling back in…a BIGGIE though …its 11.15 on thursday morning…got a call from Sony rep…new BRUCE & THE E STREET BAND album…i forgot to ask what its called!!…ill find out….3 formats though…there is an indies only gray coloured vinyl double vinyl with booklet …only 7 thousand of these in the uk and ireland…about 600 copies due for here….36 euro best price on that one…not sure how many im getting yet but i should be good for a few….STARTING THE LIST as soon as newsletter goes out…..std double lp version best price 30 euro…cd best price 15 euro…we will copy in links with the newsletter…Bobby, Bobby…where are you..??? ( only playin kid)
Sin e for this weeks folks,
Thanks for listening
Ray, Bobby and Shane.