New Eels & Black Country, New Road, Silverbacks Return, and The Passing of an Irish Legend.

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well enough.. We are in holiday mode here at your local LP, CD & Cassette Emporium.. Shane is enjoying a few well earned days off, Bob’s off next week and i’m off the week after.. So with Shane off today, i’m in the siopa or about to leave it soon now.. So Bob is on newsletter duties from home.. Normally the newsletter is a tag team and the two of us work on it on Wednesday.. But Bob is mainly in charge of taking ye’r money this week.. Before I let him to it.. Paddy Moloney from The Chieftain’s passed away in the last few days.. Bit of a tribal leader in many ways, as The Cheiftain’s carried the Irish Traditional flag proudly for so many years.. I remember the Sony rep coming into the Golden Discs shop on 25 Patrick Street circa 94/95 i’d say and having a little pop quiz.. He played a CD and we were to tell who t’was… It ended up being Gordon Sumner ‘as gaeilge’ with the bould Chieftains.. Always finding new ways.. Respected the globe over.. R.I.P Paddy..

I’ll hand ye to the Bob man for now so..

Hey folks, 
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Right starting us off is the reeleases on the 15th of October. We have the THE BEATLES release of the 50th Anniversary sets for ‘Let It Be’.   Other new releases out for October 15th include releases from THE CHARLATANSDAVID KEENANCOLDPLAYJOHNNY MARRLUCINDA WILLIAMSFELA KUTI & GINGER BAKERPRIMAL SCREAMJUDAS PRIESTCHRISTONE KINGFISH INGRAMFRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, CHRISTY DIGNAM (CD only for now) and A.A. WILLIAMS. There are reissues by PAUL WELLER, DAVID CROSBYSAM COOKE, THE ALARM, NINA SIMONEPARAMORENICK LOWE, and LINTON KWESI JOHNSON… And finally there are 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..



Releases for October 22nd include new releases from NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDSBIFFY CLYROLANA DEL REY, DURAN DURANPARQUET COURTS, ELTON JOHNMY MORNING JACKET, PISTOL ANNIESCRADLE OF FILTHHONNE, SEPULTURA, A CHRISTMAS ALBUM VINYL, DREAM THEATERTHE FRENCH DISPATCH OSTJARVIS COCKERGLASVEGAS, and an IDLES 7”.. There are reissues from THE ROLLING STONESECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, NINA SIMONEBOOKER ERVIN,  THE REPLACEMENTSTONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELASPIRITUALIZEDSLAYER, PINK FLOYD IN JAZZ and THE STOOGES.



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https://youtu.be/q8S9QUA4NVE

Onto releases for October 29th and it’s a busy week again. A big week of releases from Warner. They have new ED SHEERAN album ‘=’ out on CDVinyl or Indies Vinyl. Warner have a new EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Boxset ‘Anthology 1970 – 1998’ on 3CD or 4LP and there is also a live box set release from ELP, called ‘Out Of This World : Live (1970-1997)‘ on 7CD or 10LP sets. There is a BLACK VEIL BRIDES album ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’, a reissue of FALCO’s ‘Emotional’ on 3CD/DVD or Vinyl, a new JOE BONAMASSA release entitled ‘Time Clocks’ on Deluxe Box CD or indies exclusive gold vinyl. 

Warner for the 29th also have the highly anticipated new album from MASTODON, ‘Hushed And Grim’, their first since 2017. This one is coming on 2CDVinyl or indies only Clear vinyl. There is a new MOTORHEAD compilation album released via BMG for the 29th, ‘Everything Louder Forever – The Very Best Of’. It is released on 2CD2LP vinyl or deluxe 4LP foldout cover vinyl pressing. BMG via WEA also have a new OVERKILL boxset release ‘The Atlantic Years: 1986-1994’, on 6CD or 6LP.



Couple of big ones left with Warner. PINK FLOYD’s ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ is reissued on CD2LP Vinyl, CD/BluRay or CD/DVD with remixed and updated audio, done for the ‘Later Years’ project in 2019. All remixing done from the original tapes. RICHARD ASHCROFT’s ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’ is also out on the 29th. It is a collection of 12 newly recorded acoustic versions of hits from throughout his solo career and his time with The Verve. WHITESNAKE have a 25th Anniversary release of ‘Restless Heart’ out via Rhino on 2CD2LP Silver Vinyl4CD/DVD or Standard 1CD.

Last but definitely not least from Warner for the 29th is the release of the brand new WAR ON DRUGS album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’, one we are very excited for in the siopa. The last couple of records have been top class. It is coming on CD, standard vinyl, Indies Exclusive Blue vinyl or as a really limited red vinyl we are lucky to be getting a few copies of. We also have a pair of tickets up for grabs for anyone who pre-orders the album for the band’s show in the 3Arena in Dublin in April 2022. Here is the single ‘Living Proof’.. Lovely song. Great band.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3OEofsCur8


On to Universal for October 29th. Well first we need to mention a Uni release for November 6th. ABBA’s ‘Voyage’ lands in with us on Nov 6th, the band’s 9th studio album and first album in 40 years. The vinyl pressing, both the standard and exclusive blue vinyl are both very limited so we need to have numbers in for orders this week (a week earlier, hence plugging it with Oct 29th stock). So if interested give us a nudge or up on the website! Other formats for ABBA include CDCassette or Deluxe Eco Box CD..

Onto releases from Universal for October 29th. Uni’s biggest release is the R.E.M reissue of ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’, for the 25th Anniversary of the album.This release is coming as a 2LP2CD/BluRay set or as a 2CD. Uni also have a brand new album from TORI AMOS entitled ‘Ocean to Ocean’, her first since 2017’s ‘Native Invader’. This one is coming on CD or as a 2LP Vinyl. 



Universal have the release of NAT KING COLE’s ‘A SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS WITH NAT KING COLE AND FRIENDS: COLE CLASSICS REIMAGINED’, which sees reworked classic tracks with duets from artists such as John Legend, Calum Scott, Johnny Mathis and more. Final bits from Universal include a nice Island Records compilation LP entitled ‘The Vinyl Series Volume 3’, featuring a nice collection of folk / acoustic based material in which Island Records was founded upon. UMC also for the 29th have a vinyl reissue of BILLY PRESTON’s ‘Encouraging Words’ from 1970 on limited vinyl release. 

Sony for October 29th have a HANS ZIMMER live album ‘World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration’, on 2CD/BluRay or BluRay. There are vinyl reissues of WHITNEY HOUSTON’s ‘Greatest Hits’ and DAVE GAHAN’s ‘Paper Monsters’

Integral for October 29th have releases from KHRUANGBINALABAMA SHAKESMARISSA NADLERNIGHTMARES ON WAX, and a new SOUL JAZZ compilation.

The Orchard for the 29th of October have the release of the new BILLY BRAGG album ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’ on CD only for now, Vinyl formats pushed back to December 10th now. Rubyworks via The Orchard also have a 2CD/DVD reissue of RODRIGO Y GABRIELA’s ‘FOC / RE-FOC’ as a Hardback Book Set. This was originally released via mail order only and sold out gigs, and is the duos first collection of songs originally from 2002.

Proper for October 29th have a reissue of WORLD PARTY’s second album ‘Goodbye Jumbo’ on vinyl, and also two Porcupine Tree reissues, ‘Signify’ and ‘Stupid Dream’, both 2LP reissues on 140Gram Vinyl with a Gatefold Sleeve.

Right so, time for some down the line announcements.
Kicking us off on this front this week is the announcement of the second studio album from BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD, entitled ‘Ants From Up Here’. The debut is a firm shop favourite over the last 12 months, a cracking listen start to finish, so we’re looking forward to this landing in February. A good few formats on this one, and all the vinyl are allocated folks, so fastest fingers first, especially the vinyl formats. The two most limited formats are lovely. There is a 2LP Blue Marbled SIGNED Exclusive vinyl pressing, we are getting very very little of these so safest bet is to buy from site. An email could be missed and not seen until later tonight / early tomorrow and could be sold out by the time we see it. So if interested site is safest bet. There is also a lovely 4LP Vinyl Set with a bonus live album which the stock is tight on, so again site is safest best. The other formats include CDDeluxe 2CD with live CD bonus, standard 2LP Vinyl and the Indies Exclusive Blue Vinyl.



Dublin’s SILVERBACKS are back in January 2022 with their second studio output ‘Archive Material’, coming on The Orchard via Full Time Hobby on CD or Limited Blue Vinyl. Their first album ‘Fad’ was a great listen. Fine punk, alternative rock from our little island. Check out the new album titled lead single here : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMSsnDWcJIQ



We will have a lovely MOGWAI ‘EPX3’ coloured vinyl 3LP set due in to us for release in late November up on the site now. It’s a vinyl reissue of their 3 EPs from the 1990s, reissued on vinyl for the first time. We have been given allocations again here, so when they’re gone they’re gone. Fastest fingers first is the safest again. 

There is a 9LP Vinyl Box Set release from BILLY JOEL, ‘The Vinyl Collection Vol.1’. It contains all of Joel’s albums from the 1970s, including Cold Spring Harbor, Piano Man, Streetlife Serenade, Turnstiles, The Stranger, 52nd Street, and also Songs in the Attic, a live release from 1981. This is coming via Sony on November 5th.

Another nice announcement for early 2022 (which is shaping up to be strong on the release front) is the 14th studio album release from EELS. The album entitled ‘Extreme Witchcraft’ is out January 28th on the bands own E-Works label with PIAS. The album is produced with John Parish, marking the first time he has worked with Eels since 2001’s classic ‘Souljacker’ LP. It is coming on CD or as a Opaque Transparent Yellow Vinyl pressing. Again allocations given on the vinyl of this, when it’s gone it’s gone.



Right so, Integral for November 5th up next to finish off for today, and a few nice bits out. Integral’s big release for the week (and arguably the biggest overall) comes with the release of RADIOHEAD’s ‘KID A MNESIA’ via XL Recordings. It features the two classic albums ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesia’, as well as a new bonus material album ‘Kid Amnesiae’, featuring unearthed material from the recording sessions of both albums. The red 3LP format is fully sold out i’m afraid, but we do have the 3CD and standard black 3LP Vinyl left.
 


Integral also have a new A CERTAIN RATIO new remix 2LP on limited sparkle vinyl, with a bonus 12′‘ coming via Mute for November 5th. INVADA Records have the next in the series of CLINT MANSELL soundtrack releases, this time up with ‘In The Earth (Original Music)’ on vinyl, the film came out early 2021. There is a splatter coloured vinyl reissue of FELA KUTI’s ‘London Scene’ LP. PIAS have a new release from JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN, TONY ALLEN & DAVE OKUMU entitled ‘The Solution Is Restless’. The legendary Tony Allen was Fela Kuti’s drummer in the 70’s, and recorded this album shortly before passing away in 2020. It also features Damon Albarn on a track, who introduced Joan to Allen in 2019. Check out Take Me To Your Leader below, really enjoying this track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgJDMvqRQAg

MR. BUNGLE have a live stream album release from October 2020, ‘The Night They Came Home’ on Indies Orange Vinyl. ROSS FROM FRIENDS has a new studio album ‘Tread’ out via Brainfeeder on CD or Indies LP. ‘Valentine’ the sophomore album from SNAIL MAIL lands on November 5th via Matador on CD or Indies Gold Vinyl, and finally Integral also have a host of STEVE EARLE coloured reissues out also on Nov 5th.

That’s it for this week folks,
Thanks as always!
Bobby, Shane & The Boss-Man!
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New David Bowie Box Set Announced, Nirvana’s Nevermind 30th Anniversary Releases, and National Album Day Full Lists

Hi Everyone,
Hope all is well enough out there… Main weekend I will be rabbiting on about this week is releases for 15th of October.. This year’s National Album Day (NAD), so some nice releases for the day in question… Anyways before that we have some lovely releases in the shop for this week October 1st including the METALLICA ‘Blacklist’ boxsets, the BLACK SABBATH ‘Technical Ecstasy’ boxsets, MARK KNOPFLER’s ‘Studio Album 1’ boxsets, and new releases by NEIL YOUNGROGER TAYLOR, TONY BENNET & LADY GAGAHANS ZIMMER, TAYLOR SWIFT, DONALD FAGENSTEELY DANNILS LANDGREN, BRANDI CARLILEONE REPUBLIC, STRAND OF OAKSYESTHE SCRIPT, N.O.A.H, Primal Scream Boxset and the SALVATION : INSPIRED BY THE CRANBERRIES FOR PIETA HOUSE CD or Yellow Vinyl… There will be reissues this Friday by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALSGARBAGE, GRATEFUL DEADSIGUR ROSVINCE GUARALDI, JOHN PRINEWHITNEY HOUSTON and CARA DILLON..




The winner of the signed test pressing of MICK FLANNERY & SUSAN O’NEILL’s ‘In The Game’ (signed by Mick) album was drum roll please… Mr JERRY COONEY.. You can watch the draw ‘live’ ala the great Bill O’Herhily here with this week’s video!!
https://youtu.be/paglY215eZI

Hope to have the Maiden tees this week so will do another ‘live’ draw for them this week… Hays the excitement.. I can hardly bare it… Speaking of Mick / Susan… People really love the record.. Mick is selling to people who never bought / got Mick before (what do be wrong with ye like!!) and Susan’s talent has reached a fine audience.. They are getting a great reaction on the American tour.. Phoebe Bridgers loves the pair of them.. The stars seems to be aligned on this record.. Both voices are only beautiful to be fair.. Great stuff it is…

Right, sidetracked I was.. Sorry.. Releases for the 8th of October include 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...



Right so moving on to releases for the 15th of October (National Album Day, which showcases some unreal talented female musicians this year)… So for NAD, WEA have releases by EVA CASSIDY ‘Live At Blues Alley’ on CD or LP... Her only solo album released while she was alive.. It was recorded in 1996 on the 3rd of Jan.. Her aunt helped our out with the cost of getting it recorded as she hadn’t a bean… Her purpose with the recording was to allow her the chance to sell a CD at her shows after.. It is an exquisite recording… Went far too early did Eva… BMG have a coloured vinyl version of KATIE MELUA’s ‘Ultimate Collection.. Warner have a coloured vinyl version of KYLIE’s ‘Fever’LYKKE LI’s ‘Wound Rhymes’ reissue, OMARA PORTUONDO self titled coloured reissue also with help from all her friends in the Buena Vista Social Club.. All these releases are through Warner for NAD…



Warner, separate from the NAD releases have the brand new album from COLDPLAY ‘Music Of The Spheres’ on CD and LP (price is good on this one when you consider ‘big artists’ release pricing of late… Anything 30 quid or under is a good buy nowadays).. PLG UK putting this out..

Rhino Atlantic have the 50th Anniversary edition of DAVID CROSBY’s solo debut album ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ as a 2CD or LP... Loads of class musicians play on the record… There is a new JOHNNY MARR E.P on BMG called ‘Fever Dreams Pt. 1’.. BMG also have a new SANATANA album on CD only for now, PARAMORE ‘All We Know Is Falling’ coloured vinyl reissue and lastly a fancy coloured vinyl reissue of TWENTY ONE PILOT’s ‘Blurryface’ on 2LP Limited Coloured vinyl through Fuelled By Ramen / Atlantic..

Few bits of housekeeping.. Richmond Fontaine’s ‘Freeway’ RSD 2021 vinyl landed in but Raymond deleted the list of people’s wish lists / who had asked for a copy… So if you want a copy.. Pop us an email.. Only have 3 copies now..

Anyone know someone hand who fixes hi-fi?? A sound head now like.. Local enough be better..

Last one, Shane here has 2 tickets for JAMES in the 3Arena in dec and he can’t go so face value €100 for the 2 if anyone is interested.. Sin sin.. Well i’d like to wish a happy birthday to Tommy T.C as allegedly he likes a lot of attention.. It’s like the Larry Gogan show today..

Anyway, The Orchard for the 15th of October have the second studio album by DAVID KEENAN ‘What Then?’ on CD and LP via Rubyworks… Here is ‘Philomena’ from the new record.. Very interesting artist..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_uLRNkIT7g



Orchard also have the next 2 volumes of LUCINDA WILLIAMS ‘Lu’s Jukebox Series’ with the release of Volume 3 and Volume 4 on the 15th of Oct… 3 is ‘Bob’s Back Pages : A Night Of Bob Dylan Songs’ and Vol. 4 is ‘A Night Of 60s Country Classics’.. Both on CD and LP..

Proper for the 15th of Oct have a brand new CARAVAN album ‘It’s None Of Your Business’ on CD only and the LP now is Nov 5th… New FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES also ‘Sticky’.. Indies only red & blue LP.. There are a couple of NICK LOWE reissues and lastly CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM’s new album ‘662’ get’s it’s vinyl release on the 15th Oct…

Republic of Music for the 15th Of Oct have a career spanning best of by THE CHARLATANS entitled ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’.. Good few versions out including a limited coloured triple LP version and a 2CD deluxe featuring the hits album plus a bonus live album.. Also a CD or standard vinyl of just the hits.. There is a really limited boxset but as I write this I don’t know will I be getting any.. It’s 6LP Set, signed exclusive poster, 12 page booklet and on limited transparent blue vinyl



Nevermind me for now, i’m going to hand ye over to the real Boss who has some lovely announcements made over the last week to help the easing opening of da aul wallets..

Hey folks,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Kicking us off this week is a big 30th Anniversary announcement. Last week saw the anniversary of NIRVANA’s stone-cold classic ‘Nevermind’, which is getting reissued on a nice few formats. There is a 2CD (including album remastered and a bonus live CD), a Vinyl & Bonus 7” reissue, a deluxe 5CD/BluRay set which has the album remastered, 4 full live concerts and the BluRay footage of the remastered Amsterdam gig. All these formats are due out in November, and there finally is a savage 8LP super deluxe boxset which also features the remastered album and 4 complete live shows, but this one isn’t due out now until 2022.



Busy week this week, as also just announced to us today is the release of the next in the series of DAVID BOWIE box sets. ‘Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)’ is due for release on November 26th, the fifth release in the Bowie career spanning box sets. This set captures a more experimental time for Bowie, and will contain albums Black Tie White Noise, ‘The Buddha Of Suburbia (first time on vinyl in nearly 30 years), ‘1.Outside’, ‘Earthling’, ‘hours’, as well as the expanded live album from BBC Radio Theatre, London 2000, the non-album / alternative version / b-sides compilation ‘Re:Call 5’, and legendary unreleased 2001 album ‘TOY’. As normal, this is coming as a 11CD Box Set, or as a 18LP Vinyl Box. 



Following from this but staying with Bowie releases. Parlophone are also releases a standalone, expanded version of ‘TOY: Box’ in January 2022. This expanded edition will feature the unreleased album, bonus alternative versions and alternative mixes, proposed B-Sides, and an ‘Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric’ mixes of thirteen TOY tracks. This set will be released as a 3CD or a 6 X 10” Vinyl Box Set.


Sony has the release of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND’s ‘Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’, coming as a 2LP Vinyl, CD/DVD or CD/BluRay on November 19th. The two classic performances have been compiled into a 90-minute show which was recorded as the Boss was recording ‘The River’, with the footage being edited from the original 16mm concert film. A rarely filmed era for Bruce, meant to be a cracker of a gig.

Last couple from mise for today, IDLES have announced a brand new studio album ‘Crawler’ due for release also in November. This is coming as a CDEco Mix Vinyl (all unique pressings varying in colour from one copy to the next), and a deluxe, DLP 45RPM format of the vinyl. There is also a standard vinyl pressing but this won’t be released until January 2022. Heavenly Recordings have a lovely 10th Anniversary reissue of ‘100 Acres Of Sycamore’ by Bray’s own FIONN REGAN. First timer on 180gm vinyl for this one, and unfortunately we are only getting a handful of copies so it’ll be fastest fingers first here folks, sorry. Lastly, WHITE LIES have announced their new studio album is due in February 2022, entitled ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’, being released on CDVinyl or Indies Only Coloured Vinyl. 

Back to the boss-man!

Thanks Bob.. Did ya like what I did there?? Subtle out!!

Re the new WAR ON DRUGS album… We have 2 tickets for the show in the 3Arena next year up for grabs and as well as that, we have secured a price promotion on the new vinyl.. The Indies One and the standard black one.. So the prices of the vinyl are now €40 Best Price on the Indies Vinyl and €35 Best Price on the Standard vinyl.. Anyone who had bought it at the older price we will sort refunds out for you for the difference..

Intergral for the 15th of Oct have FELA KUTI’s ‘Live With Ginger Baker’ 50th Anniversary edition Red Coloured Vinyl, KIEFER ‘Kickinit Alone’ green vinyl.. For NAD Sub Pop have a coloured reissue of WEYES BLOOD ‘Titanic Rising’ on Gold Vinyl and YVES TUMOR has a new 12” ‘The Asymptotical World’ EP

Integral for the 22nd of Oct have a 7” vinyl single of IDLES ‘Model Village’.. There is a new self titled album release from MY MORNING JACKET.. First studio album in 6 years.. CD and first press only coloured vinyl released via ATO.. Integral also have the brand new PARQUET COURTS album for the 22nd on Vinyl, Deluxe Vinyl, CD or Indies Only Vinyl..

Sony for the 15th of Oct have a few nice NAD Releases including PATTI SMITH’s ‘Horses’DIDO ‘No Angel’FIRST AID KIT ‘Stay Gold’SOLANGE ‘Seat at the Table’BILLIE HOLIDAY ‘Lady In Satin’JOAN JETT ‘Bad Reputation’ and MARIAH CAREY ‘Emotions’, all on limited vinyl..

PRIMAL SCREAM release ‘Demodelica’ on the 15th of Oct also which are previously unreleased demoes and work in progress mixes of the classic ‘Screamadelica’.. Available on CD or DLP.. There is a JUDAS PRIEST new best of compilation ‘Reflections : 50 Heavy Metal Years’ on CD or DLP also…



Uni for the 15th of October next, last but not least.. Hold onto ye’r wallets.. THE BEATLES ‘Let It Be’ 50th Anniversary editions are with us.. There are a number of physical formats including 5LP Box Set best price €145, 5CD/BluRay Version Best Price €1301LP Reissue, 2CD and a 1CD version also... I’d like to think that the shop is very inclusive as regards to musical taste (with no looking down from the srón area).. So whether tis Cannibal Corpse or Celine Dion floats your boat.. Who are we to disagree with you! You enjoy it and are hurting no one.. Drive the feck on is our motto.. But I will say I do find it hard to understand when people dis The Beatles.. I’m like (in my head.. Politician of course) how can you not appreciate songs like ‘Get Back’, ‘Across The Universe’, ‘Let It Be’… Timeless, incredible songs.. Sounding better now then when I first heard them.. The best ever?? Hard to argue really.. Maybe The Doors shade it personally for me.. Anyway’s i’ll let it be.. Across the Universe is probably my own favourite Beatles song…



Uni also for the 15th have the debut release from FINNEAS (eight time grammy winner).. Makes some records with a Billie Eilish, co-writes and produces Billie Eilish, has a sister named Billie Eilish.. A talented dude.. Debut out on Polydor on 15th Oct.. CD and LP on this.. Here is ‘the 90s’ from the album.. Also ‘Break My Heart Again’ another fine tune.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGJ0b4-PFqs

UMC also have a couple of WELLER limited reissues.. ‘Days of Speed’ as a Limited 2LP (acoustic live album) and ‘Illumination’ limited 1LP.. First ever reissue on vinyl of the 6th solo album from 2002..



Onto the NAD releases from Universal for the 15th of Oct.. AMY WINEHOUSE’s ‘Back To Black’ picture disc is most likely sold out but i’ll try get a few more if anyone wants to go on a waiting list… MARIANNE FAITHFULL’s ‘Broken English’ only 2 copies left but will try get a few more also.. We will also have KIRSTY MACCOLLMS DYNAMITEGABRIELLE and KT TUNSTALL.. Also UMC for the 15th of Oct have reissues by SAM COOKE and LINTON KWESI JOHNSON..

Sin é for this week folks,
Went on a bit.. Sorry!!
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
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Shop Back Open, A Tame Impala Box Set, and The Final Releases Of The Year

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well.. So back open last week… It was nice to get back open… Last few laps of this marathon really we hope… Three weeks trade to go so hopefully it will be good, in a safe environment.. The guidelines are on the table as you enter the shop as have been since June 11th… We hope to see ye!!

Myself, Bobby and Shane will be in the shop a lot over the next 3 weeks… Open 10-6 everyday, but 12-6 on Sundays until Christmas anyway… May knock off about 4 on Christmas Eve…

It has been a tricky 15/16 months.. Ferocious changes in a short period in a short period… I don’t think I have ever worked harder than in that period, and I think the 2 lads would tell you they haven’t either i’d say… I’m haunted to have had them throughout this.. Constant upheaval, goalposts changing all the time.. Every small business i’m sure will tell you the same… And we were one of the lucky ones, having a website allowed us to function to a good level especially recently in lockdown 2… Also folks are definitely trying to support Irish businesses which is a great thing and hopefully will last.. We would like to think we give a good service.. Well we definitely try our best anyway… Sometimes we make a mistake and drop a ball but we always try to fix it where possible… Pressing plants are really creaking this year so out of stocks are a problem.. They also have had their COVID challenges.. It is what it is folks.. Light down the road though.. Hopefully we can all have a nice Christmas.. Anyway, look i’m heading to the shop now so Bobby is going to take the reigns for the rest of the newsletter and take ye through releases for this Friday, the 11th and the 18th, and if there is anything nice in the new year.. I’ll be back next week.. Maybe the last of the year… Shops open, websites open, telephones sales open 021-4967119, email open raymusiczone@gmail.com or shop@musiczone.ie … Vouchers, turntables, records galore, cds… Anyway, sin é from me this week, thanks for listening!!

Hey folks,
Bobby here for the remainder of the newsletter. I’ll start off with releases for this Friday, December 4th, and where better to start than with the new ARCTIC MONKEYS ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ release on indies clear vinylstandard vinyl or CD, out through PIAS / Domino. Two tracks released today online, it’s sounding great, looking forward to giving the whole album a blast on Friday! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJTncbC8xZs



PIAS also have the coloured, deluxe vinyl reissue of PORRIDGE RADIO’s ‘Every Bad’.

Universal have a good bit for this week, including the CAT STEVENS ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ and ‘Tea For The Tillerman’ reissues, BON JOVI ‘2020’ Vinyl releaseTHE WHO ‘WHO’ 7” Vinyl SetABBA’s ‘Happy New Year’ coloured 7”YUNGBLUD’s new albumnew SHAWN MENDESnew NICK CAVE & NICHOLAS LENSMARGO PRICE live CDBOB MARLEY’s ‘The Complete Island Recordings’ CD Set, RAMMSTEIN reissue, Bluenote reissues by MCCOY TYNER and LEE MORGAN, a deluxe CD of the most recent PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOT album, and the ROLLING STONES SHM-CD reissues.

Warner for this week have the COLDPLAY ‘Christmas Lights’ 7”SIGUR ROS ‘Odins Raven Magic’ reissue, a BLIND GUARDIAN reissue, and the new live KELLY JONES of Stereophonics album. 

Sony for Friday have the PARADISE LOST ‘Draconian Times’ reissue on indies exclusive blue vinyl, and the new BEYONCE live 4LP set ‘The Homecoming’. ROM for this week have the KHRUANGBIN ‘Late Night Tales’ release, and CALEXICO’s ‘Seasonal Shift’ on indies vinyl or CD. Cargo for Friday have a live release from THE BEATLES ‘Liverpool Empire 7th December 1963’ on vinyl, and WILDHEARTS ‘Thirty Year Itch’ yellow vinyl.

Moving on so for releases for December 11th, and again some nice bits out.. Universal will have the new PAUL MCCARTNEY album ‘III’ on CD or indies white vinyl, the new AVALANCHES album, a FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD compilation record, a BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB new live release, and nice limited, coloured vinyl releases by KISS, ‘Hits Vegas’, and KILLING JOKE’s ‘The Singles Collection’ 4LP, also coloured. Also landing through Uni is the vinyl release of THE KILLER’s new album ‘Imploding The Mirage’.



PIAS have a host of stuff out on the 11th. BELLE & SEBASTIAN’s new live album ‘What To Look For In Summer’ drops, one that will be getting plenty of rotations in the lead up to Christmas in the siopa! KAMASI WASHINGTON’s new soundtrack to ‘Becoming’ is out, as well as the new SINEAD O’ CONNOR 7” of ‘Trouble of the World’, the FIELDS OF NEPHILIM ‘Elizium’ reissue on green vinyl, coloured vinyl reissues of INTERPOL’s ‘Antics’ and ‘Our Love To Admire’, lottery-style lucky dip coloured vinyl reissue of JAMIE XX’s solo record ‘In Colour’, a lovely reissue of FRIGHTENED RABBIT’s ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ released for the albums 10th Anniversary, the new album by LATE NIGHT FINAL, and finally the F.Y.C reissues.

Warner for the 11th of December have NEIL YOUNG’s masterpiece ‘After The Gold Rush’ 50th Anniversary CD reissue, a ROXETTE 3CD or 4LP rarities compilation, the DEFTONES ‘White Pony’ 2CD Deluxe release (vinyl for this release pushed back to Spring 2021 now), and last but definitely not least from Warner is THE KINKS ‘Lola Versus Powerman…’ reissues on a few different formats.

Proper have the release of the JOHN PRINE ‘Live’ LP, on limited yellow vinyl for this one! They also have a PORCUPINE TREE CD Box SetSTURGILL SIMPSON’s new ‘Cuttin Grass : Volume 1’ release on CD or Indies Coloured Vinyl, and finally a nice deluxe format of GERRY CINNAMON’s most recent album ‘The Bonny’. White Vinyl and Etched Black Vinyl, with a few extra tracks included.



Sony for the 11th of December have the 3LP / BluRay Set release of THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE ‘Live in Maui’, and a coloured limited vinyl reissue of BRITNEY SPEAR’s ‘Glory’ LP.

A few nice bits announced for release in 2021 in the last week, and now up on the site for pre-order, or the order book is open so if interested pop us an email back.

There is a lovely 4LP expanded vinyl box set release of TAME IMPALA’s excellent debut album ‘Innerspeaker’, released for the 10th Anniversary of the album. What a band. How they’ve developed their sound over the past ten years is exceptional, a great song writer. Personally I love the sound of ‘Innerspeaker’, very 60’s / psych-rock feel to it. Well worth a listen if you haven’t heard the album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jekYAm3fkA



Also announced for release next year there are two FRANK BLACK reissues that have been out of print for some time. ‘Oddballs’ compilation and ‘The Cult Of Ray’ get pressed through Demon on limited coloured vinyl. There is also SLOWTHAI’s new album ‘TYRON’ just announced, and finally a BARRY GIBB & FRIENDS new album, featuring songs of BeeGees performed by Barry and a host of friends.

Back to the releases for December. Luckily i’ve just reminded myself. There has also been announced for December a coloured vinyl reissue of FRANK BLACK’s ‘Christmass’ album on Cactus Green Vinyl. Acoustic show, featuring solo material and Pixies tracks.

Moving on to December 18th, and not too much happening 7 days before Christmas on the release front for the final few releases of the year. (May be a small few the week after Christmas, but that week is normally quiet enough as well). Warner for the 18th have the new white 12” vinyl or limited 7” single release from LIAM GALLAGHER with ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’, nice Christmas-y sounding release from Mr. Gallagher. They also have a reissue of BRUNO MARS’ debut LP ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’. 



Universal for December 18th have a limited, cream white vinyl reissue of TAME IMPALA’s newest record ‘The Slow Rush’, as well as the new Score to new Disney Jazz film ‘Soul’ by TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS, and the ‘Music Inspired By “Soul”‘ arrangement and composition vinyl by jazz / R&B musician JON BATISTE.

Sony for the 18th of December have a coloured vinyl pressing of ALICIA KEYS LP ‘Alicia’.

And finally for 18th of December, PIAS have a THUNDERCAT / FLOATING POINTS 12” Remix Vinyl, a new 12” EP from LANTERNS ON THE LAKE, and the new DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS’ album ‘The New Ok’. CD only for this one at the moment, vinyl now pushed back until January 29th 2021.

That’s it from the MZ HQ this week folks,
In the words of the bossman, thank you as always for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
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Power, Corruption & Lies, Pink Floyd New Set Announced, and Involved In A Bit Of A Dance

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well with ye.

Releases in the siopa for friday the 2nd of October include the NEW ORDER “Power, Corruption & Lies” boxset and the four singles from the album are released separately also.

New ENSLAVED album also from Warner. UNI have the QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT release on various formats, BON JOVI New CD, LANA DEL REY new Poetry album,  AILBHE REDDY debut album is out, PILLOW QUEENS debut record also out (vinyl only for that one for now), SUFJAN STEVENS new one “The Ascension” is due out for Friday but we got an email from the label saying the stock was delayed and would not be in the shops until Thursday or maybe Friday… From my experience, it will be unlikely if it lands to us this week… An email like that is always worth a day or two longer delay from my experience.

So that was the bad news.. Slightly delayed but if ships tonight could well still land for Friday but the email brought good news also… I am getting 10 more of the indies vinyl version… Myself and the rep done a bit of a dance over this title… He maybe has 2k or 3k of the indies one for the UK and Ireland… So that would mean as few as 2 or 3 hundred for here…. He sends out an email looking for forecasts from us (how many we think we will sell) and then we do a dance… He steps out and I step in again type of thing… Here’s what was said… 

REP : 
Hi, How many of the limited LP will you need?

ME : 
could i get 75 copies do you think? if not …let me know the number so i dont oversell it…( thats very important) let me know sir..im at 13 copies already…if i was braver id ask for 100
let me know
thanks,
ray

REP :
Oh dear
I wish I could do that many
I’m thinking 30 for now
Such a headache this record

ME
ah sur…i understand…30 for sure for now…?
and i might do a waiting list maybe…?
or 30 full stop…
thanks
Ray

REP
Sorry lets say 25
Really don’t have enough to go round

ME 
ok…its getting worse…ill say no more!
25 for sure so…just to confirm
thanks
ray

REP:
Sorry this is getting a bit like the scene in life Brian
Gonna have to say 20 final offer. Tryig to juggling qties and make fair across all Irish accounts


So you can see it was a bit of a dance… To make a short story long anyway, getting 10 more copies… The things you do for love… Sin sin


Also in this weekend is the ROISIN MURPHY new record “ RÓISÍN MACHINE” and we have some exclusive 12 by 12” prints with the LP, and we have some signed CDs also. Roisin is the berries and like Neil Hannon is an unsung hero of Irish music… Great supporter of records and record shops also hence the trés cool prints and signed stuff… Really hope the album does great, will be plenty of plays in our little shop anyway…. Róisín on Graham Norton at the weekend I think.

We/ye are spoiled with signed stuff this week as COREY TAYLOR from Slipknot releases a solo album “CMFT” on CD and LP… Signed copies available of these also (not for long i’d say).. Warner have new ones also from GROOVE ARMADA, JONSI, ROBERT PLANT CD Anthology, SIGUR ROS () VINYL reissue.

Sony for friday have the ROGER WATERS “Us and Them” release, a MARIAH CAREY reissue and DEANO Christmas album. The Orchard for this Friday have the 25th Anniversary of the “(Whats the Story?) Morning Glory” album by OASIS on Silver Vinyl.

Crikey we are busy boys lately with releases.

Moving on to the 9th so…

Before that, just to let ye know i’m missing Friday as its son number 2s Communion, only found out Monday about it.. Was to be a few weeks later than that… Originally May… Small fry, Covid fry again though…. So the lads will cover me Friday, i’m in Saturday morning for most of the day then.

I work from home on Mondays, in the shop Tuesday all day, in and out of the shop a bit Weds and Thurs, in the shop Friday all day and Sat morning are my general movements.

Anyway the 9th, National album day… I wont get too caught up in it as i probably am preaching the converted anyway but I can’t see how albums won’t be around for a very long time. It’s an ARTefact, a creation from a period in your life (that can be passed on to your great grandchildren… He made that… Feck off).. It is a body of work to compare and compete with your peers… I think every band worth its salt sets out to make the greatest record they can make… It’s ultimately how they will be judged… On the songs… Perform them well live then they will be judged on that also but it starts with the song… Without that there is nothing… Folks are always going to put a bunch of songs together I feel… It’s organic… I know Mr. ELK thinks different to me and his comments a few months back now about how some musicians are working in the dark ages as regards making and releasing music… He believes as a musician you need to be staying engaged with your fans very frequently… New song every 2 or 3 weeks type of thing… Suits his business model that… Albums suit my business model!! Erra there is an argument and a place for both of them I think… Albums are there for a while now though… Watch out for the next shark in the digital waters though Daniel… Right so anyone for the last few iTunes vouchers there now folks…

The 9th sees a rack if stuff…time agin me so im going to just rattle them…NATIONAL ALBUM DAY stuff and normal releases all horsed in here together folks…i do apologise.

The 9th, BLACK SABBATHD “Paranoid” BoxsetsULTRAVOX “Vienna” Box and Vinyl, KRAFTWERK limited reissuesFOALS “Collected Works”GARY MOORE limited live LPIRON MAIDEN Self Titled Limited, LINKIN PARK “Hybrid Theory” Various Formats, THE DOORS “Morrison Hotel” Deluxe reissue, THE REPLACEMENTS Deluxe reissueTRAVIS new albumPHIL COLLINS “No Jacket Required” limited vinyl, INHALER 7” SingleBILLIE EILISH 7” SingleMARILLION Live, JOHN LENNON “Gimme Some Truth” various formats, TEARS FOR FEARS “Seeds of Love” Various FormatsRORY GALLAGHER “Best Of”DIRE STRAITS Studio Albums BoxsetsDIVINE COMEDY Boxset and vinyl reissues, FUTURE ISLANDS new albumBUFFALO TOM reissue of “Birdbrain”, and METZ have a new album..

Bobby will give ye all a quick rundown on the announcements in the past week..

Hi again everyone,

Few nice bits announced this week for release over the coming months, now up for pre-order.
Starting us off, PINK FLOYD are set to release a new, “Re-Stored, Re-Edited and Remixed” version of live album “Delicate Sound Of Thunder” in November. Lots of different formats, a 2CD/BluRay/DVD set, 3LP Vinyl version2CD and DVD. Some of the formats feature tracks not released on the original release of the album, nice one! 



There is a new KURT VILE E.P set to be released, 5 tracks. “Speed, Sound, and Lonely KV” is the title, and it will feature a duet with the late JOHN PRINE..

FLEET FOXES have released a new album “Shore”, have heard a few bits and sounding very good again. Their last album is one I still listen to quite a lot, great memories of seeing them and working for the gigs in the Opera House a few years back now. Anyway, physical formats not out until February, but available now to pre-order on CDVinyl or Exclusive Clear Vinyl.

Other bits announced include NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE “Return To Greendale” gets released as a 2CD2LP or Deluxe BoxTHE STRANGLER’s “Peaches : The Very Best Of” gets it’s first ever vinyl release, BRITISH SEA POWER have a 15th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue of ‘Open Season’ (the bonus LP on zoetrope vinyl looks great!), KODALINE’s new album gets released on CD or LP, there are three different HEAVEN 17 reissues on clear vinyl announced, and finally RYUICHI SAKAMOTO’s ‘Hidari Ude No Yume‘ gets reissued as a CD, Vinyl or Deluxe 2LP.

Back to the boss-man!

Oh delighted to announce we will have copies of the reissue of the REVELINO debut album with us for the 9th of October also… 25 bucks!

Some Kila records landed in also this week.

Right so the 16th of October… MATT BERNINGER, of the you know who i’m sure, has a solo album “Serpentine Poison” on IndiesNormal or CD. Also out is the new VAMPS album, a nice TANGERINE DREAM 10CD setPETER GABRIEL “Live in Athens” vinyl reissue, and DEF LEPPARD “Hits Vegas” on various formats.. All of these out via Universal.

ROM have new albums by NIK KERSHAW and our own PADDY HANNA also out on Galway’s Strange Brew record label.

WARNER have THE EAGLES ‘Live From The Forum’ out on Rhino for the 16th of Oct… Four formats on this one.. IAN DURY ‘Hit Me : Best Of’ Compilation on BMG, and a stone wall classic gets reissued on Nonesuch for the 16th : Emmylou’s “Wrecking Ball”.. €22 best price pre-order job… Nonesuch normally about 40 quid retail on vinyl so I is hoping this ain’t a mistake…



KATIE MELUA has a new album out on the 16th also, there is a MASTODON Limited Pink Vinyl ‘Medium Rarities’ releasea PIXIES Single out, and last but not least from Warner is the TOM PETTY “Wildflowers & All The Rest” reissues…


PROPER has SUN RA’s “A Fireside Chat with Lucifer”.

PIAS has a deluxe version of BLACK PUMAS‘ album with bonus new songs and a brand new KEVIN MORBY for the 16th also.

PIAS for 23rd has new ADRIANNE LENKER (Big Thief) Solo Album, DRIVE BY TRUCKERS “Live At Austin City Limits” album vinyl only on indies coloured vinylTHE FALL “Franz Ferd Experiment” Expanded EditionSONGHOY BLUES “Optimistic” new album, and THIS IS THE KIT’s new album.

As always the email and website are open for biz… As is the siopa.

As my dear mam used to say to me when I was a small boy…. Stay in by the wall.

Stay in by the wall.
Sin é for this week folks
Ray, Bobby and Shane
musiczone.ie

MASSIVE ANNOUCEMENT DAY…NEW BRUCE…NEW U2 BOXSET…say no more…bit of reading !!

Hi Everyone,

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.

PROPER for the 18th sept have some GARY MOORE vinyl reissues, RAINBOW live in munich…these are on limited and numbered vinyl.

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.

CARGO for the 25th sept have the new BOB MOULD indies only LP on this one.

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.

musiczone.ie

Metallica Return With ‘S&M2’, An Exciting Release From Dublin’s Ailbhe Reddy, and Less Than A Week Until Our Biffy Virtual In-Store!

Hi Folks,

Hope everyone is keeping well. 

The bossman is on his well deserved week off, so will be a short and sweet newsletter this week, but back to normal from next week! The sun is shining for him on the week off, but the yacht had to be parked up yesterday for a short trip to the shop. Our 20 year old till decided to pack it in on us. Ray leaves the shop very well prepared for us while he’s away, but unfortunately this is one we didn’t see coming. So I suppose today is really the first day of his holidays, enjoy Ray, hopefully there’ll be no more call-ins needed! 

Releases in the shop this Friday, August 14th include the new BIFFY CLYRO album ‘A Celebration Of Endings’, available on Indies LP, Standard LP, or CD. Last few days to Pre-Order the album with us to get access to our Irish Exclusive Virtual In-Store on Zoom, where the band will perform and chat with fans. It is happening next Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30PM and I for one can’t wait! 

Other few nice bits out this Friday include JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD of the Manic’s new solo album, new releases from RUMERFANTASTIC NEGRITOLEVELLERSKATE RUSBY (CD only for now), and BRUCE HORNSBY. There is a live JOHN WILLIAMS ‘Live in Vienna’ LP set, RAINBOW’s Black Masquerade’ 3LP Live Show, as well as reissues by CLANNADCHRISTY MOORE, a Half Speed Master of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL’s classic ‘Cosmo’s Factory’, a reissue of MAX RICHTER’s ‘Waltz with Bashir‘, and a coloured vinyl pressing of ROGER / BRIAN ENO’s ‘Luminous’. So a few nice bits there! 

Releases for next Friday, August 21st include the brand new album from THE WATERBOYS ‘Good Luck, Seeker’, new ones from ERASURE, LEMON TWIGS, and BRIGHT EYES, the next in the series of PJ HARVEY reissues with ‘Rid Of Me’ and ‘4-Track Demos’, a new CD from THE KILLERSa BUDDY HOLLY STORY O.S.T on vinyl, a new DERMOT KENNEDY 7”new DECLAN MCKENNA LP, Picture Disc or CD, reissues of ENO / WOBBLE and ENO / CALE on LP or Deluxe CD. There is also WISHBONE ASH ‘Live at Rockpalast’ vinyl, ANTHRAX ‘Persistence Of Time’ 30th Anniversary Editions of the album on CD or LP sets, a new CHUCK PROPHET album, new BLUES PILLS album and a MACHINE HEAD reissue on vinyl of ‘Burn My Eyes’.



A few nice bits announced again over the last week. There is a JOHN COLTRANE ‘Giant Steps’ 60th Anniversary Edition to be released in September on 2LP or 2CD. And also announced for October is Dublin alt-folk singer AILBHE REDDY’s upcoming album ‘Personal History’ on indies only springtime green vinyl or CD. New single ‘Between Your Teeth’ is a lovely listen, worth checking out! Really looking forward to hearing the rest of this LP.

Right so, moving onto releases for the 28th of August. Hawk hawk hawk, we’re trained well in this HQ! Uni have the big release of the week with METALLICA’s new live album ‘S&M 2’ with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Good few formats on this, limited edition boxset4LP coloured vinyl2CD/BluRay2CD/DVD or 2CD.



There is also a reissue of PETER GABRIEL’s ‘Plays Live’ on Vinyl, GREGORY PORTER’s new album ‘All Rise’ will be released on Vinyl or CD, and there are new releases from DISCLOSURE (Indies Only or CD), and KATY PERRY (White Vinyl Gatefold or CD).
Uni also for the 28th have the new YELLO LP ‘Point’, a new SOPHIE HUNGER album on Indies Only Smokey Vinyl or CD, a new BETTYE LAVETTE LP or CD, and finally some nice Blue Note : Tone Poet Series vinyl reissues by STANLEY TURRENTINEJOE HENDERSON, and BOBBY HUTCHERSON



Warner for the 28th of August have a 20th Anniversary reissue of IN FLAMES ‘Clayman’, a vinyl reissue of MADNESS’ ‘Full House’, MERCRUY REV’s ‘All Is Dream’ Coloured 2LP, and a new JASON MRAZ LP or CD. They also have a TOOTS & THE MAYTALS ‘Got To Be Tough’ vinyl reissue.

Proper for the 28th of August have a new album by RICK WAKEMAN ‘The Red Planet’, as well as coloured live vinyl releases from HEART ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall : With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ on pink vinyl, and THE MOODY BLUES’ ‘Live at the Isle of Wight 1970’ on violet 2LP vinyl

Orchard for the 28th have a blast of DEATH Vinyl reissues, all on limited coloured vinyl.

PIAS for the 28th of August have the new ANGEL OLSEN, ‘Whole New Mess’, her first solo album in quite a few years with no backing band! This will be getting plenty of spins in the shop over the next few weeks. PIAS will also have some MUDHONEY coloured vinyl reissues ‘Every Boy Deserves Fudge’, ‘Mudhoney’ and ‘Superfuzz Bigmuff’ and a new MY MORNING JACKET album ‘The Waterfall II’,

For the 4th of September PIAS have the new BILL CALLAHAN album ‘Gold Record’, a reissue of YO LA TENGO’s 1995 LP ‘Electr-o-pura’, the new SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE & PATTI SMITH release ‘Peradam’, which features Anoushka Shankar & Tenzin Choegyal & Charlotte Gainsbourg, and finally from PIAS is a reissue of MOUNTAIN GOAT’s ‘Tallahassee’ record from 2002.



So there’s the new releases for next few weeks. Order book open so if after anything pop us a mail back and we will make sure it’s noted. Till-less in the siopa for a few days but still open to sell and smile! Might just take a bit longer manually but we’ll get there!

Thanks as always for listening!
Bobby and Shane (and the Bossman!)
Musiczone.ie

Bob Dylan’s Here On Vinyl Next Week, A Few More Biggies Announced, And Another Cracking Tune From Fontaines D.C.

Hi everyone,
Hope everyone is keeping well.. I forgot toe mention the RSD thing last week… I will be placing my orders over the next week so if any wish lists… Fire it over.. So it’s time for this week’s ad… Releases hitting the shop floor this Friday the 10th of July are new albums by LAURA MARLINGTHE STREETSMARGO PRICETHE JAYHAWKSGLASS ANIMALS, PRVIS, THE DMA’S, and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT… Reissues also out by REO SPEEDWAGON and THE GRATEFUL DEAD…. Not a bad week release wise, the summer is normally very quiet on the release front but this year has probably been the most bizarre year most of us have seen.. Full summer release schedule…

Shop is open now Monday to Saturday.. So just closed on Sundays.. It should be on a platforms folks… ‘Platforms’… That’s the word for it isn’t it?? ‘Platforms’…

Bob’s here on vinyl next week, on Friday the 17th of July.. Great demand for the record.. Great to report that demand also.. Indies only olive green vinyl (just 7k of these).. Ye might think i’m like the boy that cried wolf.. But passing on the information.. 7k of the indies one pressed.. 300 copies of the Prince ‘Sign O The Times’ peach vinyl coming into Ireland.. Less of the sets.. And Sufjan indies vinyl is sold out 3 months before release… Dylan’s Dylan like, end of story.. Have not immersed myself in it yet.. I’m hearing great things from the folks who say they are not normally into Dylan, but the fans / diehards are quieter about the record.. Each for our own judgement I suppose… ‘Murder Most Foul’ is class in my opinion…

Sony for the 17th aside from the Dylan vinyl release have the new DIXIE CHICKS album and DEPECHE MODE’s ‘Violator’ 12” Singles Boxset.. FIONA APPLE’s ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ is moved to July 24th now..

Warner for the 17th of July have the beautiful reissue / 40th Anniversary Remastered also of JOY DIVISION’s ‘Closer’ album on Crystal Clear vinyl.. As well as that Warner are reissuing 3 classic 12” singles, ‘Transmission‘, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, and ‘Atmosphere‘. Only 1k of each of the singles…

Warner also have a new album from PRETENDERS ‘Hate For Sale’ on CD or LP as well as LIANNA LA HAVAS’ new album also.. We have a few indies only coloured vinyl due in…

PIAS have the new albums by PROTOMARTYR and JARV IS out on the 17th of July…

Cargo have the debut record by Dublin 5-piece SILVERBACKS… I like this… Also out on the 17th of July..

Uni for the 17th have the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS soundtrackELLIE GOULDING’s new album, new SAMANTHA CRAINthe QUEEN big coloured vinyl boxa FALL OUT BOY ‘Best Of’, and MARVIN GAYE vinyl reissues…

One I forgot and meant to mention last week is the LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS ‘Collected Recordings 1983-1989 6LP Vinyl Boxset with a book, limited to 1000 copies worldwide.. Lloyd wrote a nice few words about the release… Here tis… €190 is out best price

In 2014 Universal Music Group approached me with the idea of producing a ‘Complete Lloyd Cole and the Commotions’ box set. It was eventually released in 2015, in CD format only. I asked, I strongly suggested that a vinyl version be released but UMG were not interested. Enter Tapete Records. It’s taken a while, but it’s here.

6 LPs and a book, in a box.

All three studio albums are included, all three are re-mastered, Abbey Road studios creating the masters for UMG, and Skyline Tonfabrik fine tuning for vinyl. Many thanks to Kai Blankenberg for his patience. It took a while for me to be satisfied, but I’m very happy now. We did very little to Mainstream other than adjust level. Bob Ludwig’s original work was near perfect and still sounds great almost 30 years later. The original ½” mixdowns of Easy Pieces could not be used as the tape had disintegrated and baking, etc could not save it. We worked from the ¼” back up (made the same day as the ½” for  this very reason) and to my ears the album is significantly improved. The big news, to my ears, is Rattlesnakes. We were able to use the original ½” tapes and upon hearing a ‘flat transfer’ I was shocked at how far we had strayed from the original recordings over the years. I sent the files to the band to listen to to be sure I wasn’t imagining things. Is this as great as I think it is? They agreed. We decided to make the new version as close as possible to the original tapes. I hope you enjoy it.

The first bonus LP is all our collected b-sides, no live recordings or re-mixes.
LP 5 is demo recordings, many of which had never been heard, outside of our circle, until 2015.
The final LP is rarities, from the unreleased 1983 single Down At The Mission, the 1985 Paul Hardiman recordings, the live cover versions from our 1986 New York show, the 1986 Paris recordings with Chris Thomas, and one re-mix – our own extended version of My Bag, which we all pretty much agreed was the only decent dance mix we ever made. Pretty much everything we recorded which wasn’t a complete disaster is here.

The book contains an extensive essay by Pete Paphides, who spent way more time and wrote many more words than was originally the plan. He spoke to all the protagonists. It’s a lovely story, if a little sad, at times.

Also some ‘biggies’ announced in the last week from the EAGLES ‘Live From The Forum MMXVIII’ on 4LP2CD2CD/DVD or 2CD/BluRaylocal band DAGENHAM YANKS have a new album on vinyl out, NUN ATTAX / FIVE GO DOWN TO THE SEA? / BEETHOVEN Record with CD and Fanzine in the shop now.. It’s a great product.. MY MORNING JACKET have a new album announced on Limited Clear LPIndies Only Deluxe Coloured LP, or CD, and RICK WAKEMAN announced a new album ‘The Red Planet’...

And we lost the great ENNIO, the best in his field in my opinion.. Incredible talent and ear.. Unbelievable.. Never saw him and probably could have in recent years but didn’t move on it and it’s a regret…

Releases for the 24th of July we have the excellent MICK FLANNERY live album ‘Alive : Cork Opera House 2019’ oc CD or Double Vinyl.. Proceeds going to help Mick’s crew and band, during for them, more than most of us, an never ending quest to try to return to work.. We have the gorgeous signed test pressing up for raffle for one lucky purchaser of the aforementioned record (CD or LP), and we may even have more exciting news with Mick Flannery very soon.. Will keep ye posted…

Sorry I forgot a nice one for the 17th of July… ‘Dion and Friends’ gets it’s vinyl release.. Actually the album is called ‘Blues With Friends’, where Dion duets with some list of friends.. Bruce, Paul Simon, Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, Van The Man to name just a few of the medium hitters there…

Universal for the 24th of July have the one press only Picture Disc vinyl of iconic million / zillion selling BOB MARLEY compilation ‘Legend’... Looks sweet…

Universal for July 24th  also has the PJ HARVEY ‘Dry Demos’ on 180gm vinyl with Download… NOW 106 is out on the 24th, DIANA ROSS ‘Supertonic : The Remixes’ is out on CD and coloured vinyl, new remixes of 9 classic tracks, and lastly for the 24th Universal have a new album by ROGER O’ DONNELL (Keys player with the Cure)

PIAS for the 24th has the PJ HARVEY ‘Dry’ reissue, first time it’s out on vinyl in 20 years.. Fine debut… The original label Too Pure are putting out the reissue as well, whereas UMC have the demos release.. Don’t ask me to try to explain the ‘murky’ world of record deals.. PIAS for the 24th also have new albums by KAMAAL WILLIAMS (indies only available on vinyl) and also SHIRLEY COLLINS.. Indies only as well..

Warner for the 24th sees the release of SEASICK STEVE’s new album ‘Love and Peace’ again on indies only coloured vinyl available.. Warner also have a new albums by PRIMAL FEAR and BRANDY CLARK

Proper for the 24th of July have a new album by THE NAKED AND FAMOUS…

The Orchard for the 24th of July have the new album by COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS on Loose Records… It’s called ‘Old Flowers’ and it’s on CD or LP… The Orchard also have a new album by LORI MCKENNA…

Music on Vinyl for the 24th of July have TIN MACHINE 2 coloured vinyl and CD, NINA SIMONE ‘And Piano’, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘Wiseblood’, INCUBUS ‘Make Yourself’, SLOWDIVE ‘Just For A Day’, G3 ‘Live In Tokyo’ also so a nice few due… I think a lot will be the limited coloured ones…

Right so, the 31st of July sees the new FONTAINES D.C. Record ‘A Hero’s Death‘… Deluxe Gatefold Double LP on 45RPM 180gm vinyl cut at Abbey Road with a 12” by 12” photo / lyric book.. Also available on Stormy Blue vinyl with a printed inner sleeve, standard black vinyl with a printed inner sleeve, or as a two pocket wallet CD… I love the new tune to be honest… Cracking tune altogether.. Really excited and thrilled to have a signed pressing of the record for one of ye lucky folks as well as gorgeous signed prints for some runners up.. Get on the album on some format.. Get into the competition / raffle… Probably the nicest / most sought after price we have ever had…

Sin é for this week really folks..
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Shane and Bobby
musiczone.ie

Prince “Sign O’ The Times” Deluxe And Remastered Formats, A Brand New Sufjan Stevens Solo Record, and Another Bumper Week

Hi Everyone,
Hope all is going okay with ye.. Lots going on in your local tape and record emporium over the last while.. Being honest we had two great week’s business but back to reality and normality this week for sure.. Weird how good it was, I suppose people showing support, pent up demand, and our searing good looks must all be factors in it.. Anyway, back to reality..

Nice few releases in the siopa for this Friday the 3rd of July, the biggest being the new album from PAUL WELLER ‘On Sunset’.. We will have a Deluxe CD and Gatefold Double LP also.. All the indies purple vinyl are spoken for i’m afraid.. Sorry..

As regards to allocations.. Certain titles or products are genuinely limited and will not last.. There are two in the distance that I will mention on this weeks newsletter… The PRINCE ‘Sign O’ The Times’ reissues (masterpiece and all that it is), particularly the 13LP/DVD version, the 8CD/DVD version and the 2LP Indies Only Peach version… We are doing best price jobs on these 3 of €300, €150 and €36… There is only one run of each of these and they won’t be around for very long.. So if you would like one, then drop us an email or buy it from the website… Just 10 of each up there as I don’t know how many I will get..

Similar story with the new SUFJAN STEVEN’s album ‘The Ascension’... Yippee yippeee yipeeee. One of my own personal favourite artists… I thought his last album ‘Carrie and Lowell’ was a work of genius.. Understated but yet so layered, thought provoking lyrics.. Still is my favourite record of the last 4 or 5 years, so i’m super excited for this release.. (I know Sufjan has done collaborations etc over the last number of years… But a new solo album.. Yes boi!!!) Again there is a independent shop only vinyl release with this and these are going to be allocated as there aren’t enough to go around… Guaranteed.. Similar to Weller, I will not have it for sale on release day, they will be gone, same as above.. Email in or buy it from the site if interested..
PAUL MCCARTNEY ‘Flaming Pie’ 3LP version is a very limited one also, as is the big boxset.. Sin é an scéal with them anyway..

Bobby and Shane (The IT Department) have done loads of work getting pre-orders up here… Loads more additions this week.. I see JOHN PRINE ‘Souvenirs’ makes it’s debut on vinyl.. Great loss to music… SPOON reissues up for pre-order, as well new records by BILL CALLAHANFLAMING LIPSDANEIL AVERYGREGORY PORTERDISCLOSURECAT STEVENS, and reissues by THELONIOUS MONKMERCURY REVCLANNADPLANXTYCHRISTY MOOREBELL X1.. Loads been added, and all up at
https://musiczone.ie/product-category/pre-order/

Right so, on with what’s out next week, the 10th of July.. Sorry getting ahead of myself, it’s not just ‘Welllllerrrr’ (ye heard that story once to many I think)… Out on the 3rd also.. THE CHARLATAN’s reissue of ’10th and 11th’SPARKS new album on Deluxe CD2LP Vinyl or 2LP Picture Disc, VANGELIS reissue, new WILLIE NELSON, new RAY LAMONTAGNE, new BURY TOMORROW album also…

So the 10th of July we have the new LAURA MARLING album ‘Song For Our Daughter’.. Lovely marbled indies only vinyl available for it.THE STREETS have a new album out also with an indies only blue vinylGLASS ANIMALS have a new album as does MARGO PRICE, again with an indies only coloured vinyl.. Her debut was really good from a few years back

Warner for the 10th of July have the DMA’s new album, GRATEFUL DEAD ‘Workingman’s Dead’ 50th Anniversary 3CD or 3LP, new album by PVRIS as well as RUFUS WAINWRIGHT’s brand new album..

Sony have the REO SPEEDWAGON ‘The Hits’ reissue on vinyl

THE ORCHARD have the JAYHAWKS’ new record ‘XOXO’ on indies only vinyl available also..

Right so, moving on to releases for the 17th of July and as with every other week the order book is open for new stuff or old stuff, and it promises to be a bumper week… The BOB DYLAN vinyl is out… It’s a  good album, have been playing the CD in the shop over recent weeks.. Watching No Direction Home also at the moment.. Speaking of music docs, The Beastie Boys one is just excellent.. Well worth a watch.. Anyway, DYLAN Vinyl, still some (not many) of the Olive coloured indies LP left.. I honestly doubt if I will have any / many on release date.. Standard black vinyl available also..

Sony also for the 17th have the new FIONA APPLE album ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ on CD, standard LP or indies only coloured LP.. Ten out of ten on Pitchfork.. Best rating in nearly 10 years I believe.. I’m not a great believer in reviews… On man’s meat kind of the.. I was banging on about Sufjan earlier and some of you may get it but a lot of ye may not… It’s not a right or wrong thing, music.. I feel anyway, if you get something positive out of whatever, then it’s a good thing, we all like different things.. So reviews I take with a pinch of salt.. But 10 out of 10 is as good as it gets I suppose.. I have not heard any of the album, just making a point, an I.M.O point… I am looking forward to hearing it … Wrapped meself in knots a little there… Sony for the 17th of July also have the new album by DIXIE CHICK’s ‘Gaslighter’ out for release, and lastly but not lastly for sure Sony have the DEPECHE MODE ‘Violator’ 12” Singles Boxset.. €160 best price job on this..

Warner for the 17th of July have the 40th Anniversary Coloured Vinyl Reissue of JOY DIVISION’s ‘Closer’, as well as the 12” Singles ‘Atmosphere‘, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart‘, and ‘Trasmission‘… Little positive price error on this one.. Not from this corporation but the other corporation involved. Price is now €25 and not €28.. Anyone who bought on the site, we will issue refunds.. So I don’t have to say much about the record, do I?? And 3 quality 12”s also..

Warner also have the new PRETENDERS album on CD and Vinyl ‘Hate For Sale’, as well as the LIANNA LA HAVAS new album also..

Also out on the 17th of July is Dublin band SILVERBACK’s debut album ‘Fad’, very good again I.M.O…

PIAS for the 17th of July have the new PROTOMARTYR album that was due out a few months back, as well as the new JARV IS music and a BLACK MIDI 12” also...

PIAS for the 24th of July have P.J. HARVEY’s ‘Dry’ vinyl reissueKAMAAL WILLIAMs has a new album as does SHIRLEY COLLINS.. 

Universal for the 17th of July have the BOB MARLEY ‘Legend’ Picture Disc vinyl.. For retailers we are allowed just one order only on it, one bit of the cherry… Universal are also re-releasing the soundtrack to ‘Absolute Beginners’ on vinyl and CDPAUL MCCARTNEY’s ‘Flaming Pie’ reissue is released on the 31st of July but I need to put orders up this week so if interested please let us know.. Here’s the info
Flaming Pie is the tenth solo studio album by Paul McCartney, first released in 1997. Having been heavily involved in The Beatles’ Anthology project, Paul had time to reflect on the standards he and his bandmates had set during their career, and applied these to what would become his first album in four years. Made in a much more spontaneous style, with songs recorded here and there, mostly on holiday, it’s an album that luxuriates in its own sense of fun.
Featuring producers George Martin and Jeff Lynne, as well as musicians including Steve Miller, Ringo Starr and his own son, James McCartney, Flaming Pie would go on to become one of Paul’s most acclaimed albums. Sales were brisk, with the album only kept from the Number 1 slot on both sides of the Atlantic by the cultural phenomenon that was the Spice Girls’ Spice album. Released on 31st July and available as
3LP: Half-speed master of the remastered main album tracks cut over 2LPs for the first time, 1LP of the Demos and Home Recordings.
2LP: Half-speed master of the remastered main album tracks cut over 2LPs for the first time.
2CD: CD1: Remastered album CD2: Demos and Home Recordings
DLX (5CD/2DVD): Package includes: 32pg booklet, memorabilia, lyric sheets, letters, photos, John Hammel book, the Club Sandwich booklet and promotion newspaper CD1: Remastered album CD2: Demos and Home Recordings CD3: In The Studio Bonus Tracks CD4: Flaming Pies (B-Sides) CD5: Flaming Pie At The Mill (spoken word) DVD1: In The World Tonight (documentary) DVD2:  Music Videos + EPKs + Flaming Pie Album Artwork Meeting + TFI Friday Performances + David Frost interview

Universal for the 17th also have new albums by ELLIE GOULDING and SAMANTHA CRAIN… Universal are also doing a rerun of the complete QUEEN studio albums, again on coloured vinyl.. The initial ran 4/5 years ago, and the coloured vinyl did not las long, and was repressed on black vinyl, then the coloured ones are back again now.. Best price job… Sit down now… €430…

Lastly Universal have reissues by MARVIN GAYE ‘Every Great Motown Hit’ vinyl, and ‘His Classic Duets’ vinyl as well as a FALL OUT BOY greatest hits vinyl called ‘Believers Never Die’…

Don;t forget we have our two competitions running for the singed test pressing of MICK FLANNERY’s ‘Alive’ album out on 24th of July… Draw on 24th of July… I have heart it all and it’s a great live album.. And the following week the 31st of July is the release of FONTAINES D.C.’s sophomore album and we have a signed test pressing and some signed prints with that one.. Their new tune is great once again.. You can pre-order both records here : 
https://musiczone.ie/?s=Mick+Flannery+-+Alive+
https://musiczone.ie/?s=Fontaines+D.C.+-+A+Hero%27s+Death

Sin é for this week folks
Mind yourselves, this yoke ain’t gone.
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby and Shane,
musiczone.ie

Return of the Modfather, RSD Drop One Update, and A Signed Mick Flannery Test Pressing Competition

Hi everyone,

Hope all is well.. Back open two weeks tomorrow now already so settling back in.. Closed on Sundays but there or here every other day.. 10:30-6 mostly except Monday, gone at 4:30… Opening hours should be on our site, Google, Facebook etc also..

Releases in the shop for Friday by NADINE SHAH, DEPECHE MODE new live albums, new KHRUANGBIN, new SQUID 10”, RAY LAMONTAGNE, DOLLY PARTON ‘Best Of’ Vinyl, we have a blast of ROLLING STONES Half Speed Masters as well, JESSIE WARE new LP, INXS Live CD/DVD Set, JOHNNY CASH ‘Mercury Years’ Boxset, POST MALONE’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleedin’ Vinyl release, indies pink one.. BEE GEEs vinyl reissues also..

MICK FLANNERY’S superb live album ‘Alive : Cork Opera House 2019’ is coming out on July 17th on vinyl and CD and we have a signed test pressing to give away to one lucky person who pre-orders the album from us on either format… The proceeds from the record sales are to be share out amongst Mick’s band and crew… Mick is putting the record out himself this time (fully independent) and it’s a cracking live album.. Here’s a little promo video about the video :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJWxvJxjSj0
So it’s all good.. Great music, great songs, benefiting some of those most affected by this pandemic (the arts and hospitality sectors both seriously impacted), and a chance to win a signed Test Pressing (only 5 test pressings), so get in touch if interested or order from the site… Go raibh maith agaibh..

Releases for 3rd of July include the Modfather’s new album ‘On Sunset’.. Yep, Paul Weller is back and in fairness he has been making consistently fine albums.. It’s available on CDDeluxe CD, Double Gatefold LP Vinyl... (Indies Purple Vinyl are sold out but slim chance of more… But as I send this we have no more I’m afraid)… Sorry….

Universal for the 3rd also have a limited coloured vinyl of ABBA’s ‘Studio Albums’ boxset, and they also have a reissue of VANGELIS ‘Nocturne’.

Warner for the 3rd of July have a new album by SPARKS, the two brothers who have bobbed and weaved through the music business for the past 50 years or more, always inventing and reinventing their music and staying fresh… New album next Friday week the 3rd of July.. ‘A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip’, and it’s on CDDeluxe CD2LP Vinyl or 2LP Picture Disc Vinyl...

PIAS for the 3rd of July have the CHARLATANS album ‘Between 10th and 11th’on Beggar’s Banquet.. Expanded Double LP and Double CD... An album that divides people.. Some love, some not so much.. Also on Acid Jazz for the 3rd of July is the second instalment of MARTIN FREEMAN + EDDIE PILLAR present ‘Jazz On The Corner’ compilation album..

The first Record Store Day (RSD) Drop as it is now called will be on August 29th (Where 70% of the releases nearly will be available).. If you have given us your wish list back along in Feb or Early March then you need to do no more if you are not changing it… Remember please folks, it is just a wishlist and not by any means a promise, RSD Stock is limited and sold on a first come, first served basis but if you do wishlist in to us, it means that your record will be ordered and I can try my best to get what’s required… One promise though.. There are no promises!!!

So if you are changing your wishlist please let us know by Sat 4th of July (no promises day), that would be great as we need to have the orders into the record companies the week after that… It’s going to be a strange one and we will have to see where we are by then but I think the records are going to drop on that date one way or another… Here are the lists again for each company with pricing

WARNER RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
UNIVERSAL RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
SONY RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
PIAS RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
PROPER RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
CARGO RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
REPUBLIC OF MUSIC RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
THE ORCHARD RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
SRD RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
PLASTICHEAD RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
PROPER AMERICAN IMPORT RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING
SHELLSHOCK RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING 
FORTE RECORD STORE DAY 2020 LIST WITH PRICING

And here is the link to the RSD Official Website, who have provided a full list on which date each release will drop :
https://recordstoreday.com/PromotionalEvent/572

Right so, releases for the 10th of July (and I’ll gladly take requests as always)… Sorry forgot the 3rd of July sees the release of the new BURY TOMORROW album standard vinyl and picture disc vinyl as well as the new WILLIE NELSON album ‘First Rose Of Spring’.. Some man is Wille.. I’m not sure which recent album it was and there’s a picture of Willie at the desk of the studio with a big bag of weed in front of him.. He is 87 years young now and believe it or not this is his 70th solo studio album.. He seems to like the studio eh hem, eh hem…

Right July 10th… One I am personally looking forward to is the new LAURA MARLING record, ‘Song For Our Daughter’. CDVinyl or Indies Only Vinyl… Her last record was one of my favourite albums of 2017, ‘Semper Femina’, so I am looking forward to it. The Indies Only vinyl is either D2C or Indies Only Shops…

Warner for the 10th of July have the new release from DMA’s ‘The Glow’, which has an indies only vinyl… They also have a GRATEFUL DEAD 50th Anniversary reissue of ‘Workingman’s Dead’, new album by PVRIS and a brand new album by RUFUS WAINWRIGHT ‘Unfollow The Rules’ on CD, deluxe CD or 2LP…

The Orchard for the 10th of July have the new album by THE JAYHAWKS ‘XOXO‘ CD, Standard LP or Indies only white vinyl…

Universal for the 10th of July has the new album by THE STREETS ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Alive’ on CDStandard LP or indies only blue LP… 

Universal also has the new albums by GLASS ANIMALS and MARGO PRICE ‘Thats How Rumours Get Started’ on Loma Vista Recordings.. CDLP or Indies LP available..

Sony have a REO SPEEDWAGON vinyl reissue of ‘The Hits’..

PIAS for the 17th of July have the new PROTOMARTYR album ‘Ultimate Success Today’ on CD, Lp, or Indies Only LP... I was banging on about this a for a few months.. New music also from Jarvis Cocker out on Rough Trade Records on the 17th.. JARV IS… ‘Beyond The Pale’ on Indies Orange Vinyl or Standard Vinyl.. New BLACK MIDI 12” EP also out and a nice SOUL JAZZ Compilation ‘Presents : KALEIDOSCOPE’ also out as indies exclusive 3LP with bonus 7”

A couple of nice bits gone up for pre-order for a little later down the line, including PIXIES ‘Bossanova’ 30th Anniversary Red Vinyl (Aug 7th), new BIFFY CLYRO LP ‘A Celebration of Endings’ (Aug 14th), and  new BRIGHT EYES album on a few different formats (Aug 21st), and new PINEAPPLE THIEF album (Sept 4th).. All pre-orders are up on the site to browse at the following link :
https://musiczone.ie/product-category/pre-order/

Dublin band Silverbacks debut album is out via Cargo on 17th July also, the record is called ‘Fad’ and is on CD, LP or indies LP… I don’t know if you have heard this 5 piece or not?? Excellent tunes in my opinion.. I am really looking forward to this one… Check ’em out…. Here is a tune or two from them :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trMhSw5xcp4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHKiEgBx20s

On the Irish scene and I nearly forgot to mention the R.S.A.G Vinyl ‘Chroma’ is due to us this week or latest next week, and I have one word for it… Brilliant!!

Sin é for this week folks,
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby and Shane,
musiczone.ie

A Truly Huge ‘Lost Treasure’ Release, Big Releases From Joy Division and Bowie, and Rolling Blackouts C.F. Return

Hi Everyone,
Hope you and yours are doing alright…. Keep at it… We all have to truck on with our new reality don’t we… A pain in the liathroidí I know but it is what it is.. Nearly 1600 lives lost.. It probably could have been way worse at this point… Still sobering figure isn’t it, 1574 I think… Christy Dignam’s dad one of them.. I don’t know if ye saw the RTÉ documentary on Christy a few years back (well worth a watch, may even still be on the RTÉ player) but his dad had a part in the doc.. Salt from the very earth.. A lovely man… Horrible disease…

Right onto the tunes.. Due into the emptyvessel.ie this week are new albums by STEVE EARLETHE 1975 (CD only for now)BADLY DRAWN BOY and TIM BURGESS.. The shop had a little bit of interaction with Tim on Twitter lately and he gave us a lovely shout out yesterday… He has been a legend with his Twitter Listening Parties in the last few months, and people have revolved their days around these listening events, very inclusive and helping give people a tangibly purposeful participation every day, crucially without any motive.. The passion for music, records and helping people are all clearly visible to see… Top quality everywhere.. Tim’s new record is out Friday and you can buy it here if you like..

Next week the 29th we have new release by CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENSIGGY POP ‘The Bowie Years’ CD setPRINCE latest batch of reissues including ‘Up All Nite With Prince : The One Nite Alone Collection’ 4CD/DVD‘One Nite Alone… Live!’ 4LP, ‘One Nite Alone… The Aftershow : It Ain’t Over’ 2LP,  ‘Rainbow Children’ vinyl, and ‘One Night Alone’ vinyl, and the new TEDDY THOMPSON album..

I think there are a few things there and in fairness I do think the releases are improving a bit for June and July.. So that’s a positive.. We all need a way to find to do our business safely if we can… I think I may have got my phases mixed up.. I thought it was 20KM from the 18th of May but I think it was only 5KM so if in the radius with work or home… Remote collection firmly available.. 021-4967119, stock it in yer phone… One of us here more or less Monday to Friday 10-6, more less except until 4:30 on Monday… The Shane boy is starting back today also which is great… We are back to a three piece.. A remote three piece… But pieced back together again… Order book always open folks… Email or phone… Website always open also..

Right so before I drive on with releases for the 5th of June and maybe the 12th of June (Pssttt psssttt… Pre-Orders for these a great help as they make my crystal ball less foggy), there was a couple of beauts announced again in the last few days.. I suppose the biggest announcement in the last week is the release of the unreleased NEIL YOUNG album ‘Homegrown’. The album recorded after ‘Harvest’ and before ‘Comes A Time’… Eeh not bad those two albums you could say… Reviews are very strong on it.. It was to be a Record Store Day release but it’s broken ranks (I for one not complaining about that.. Record Shops need things to sell if we are going to hang around), and it’s now out on the 19th of June.. CDstandard LP and RSD Stores Exclusive LP with a lithograph of the album artwork.. This really is a ‘lost’ treasure I feel.. ‘Lost’ albums are branded about all the time but this one seriously has my juices flowing.. 7 completely unreleased Young tracks from the 70s… 7th Heaven!! Email back if interested or buy it from the website..

Neil Young puts it best: “This album is the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time”. Recorded between June 1974 and January 1975, Homegrown was intended to come out in 1975 before Neil cancelled the release. The album has remained unreleased until now, achieving a legendary status among Neil Young fans in the process. The album is made up of twelve Neil Young songs, of which seven are previously unreleased – “Separate Ways,” “Try,” “Mexico,” “Kansas,” We Don’t Smoke It No More,” “Vacancy” and “Florida” (a spoken word narration). Also included are the first recordings of “Love Is A Rose,” “Homegrown,” “White Line, “Little Wing,” and “Star Of Bethlehem” – different versions of which would all later appear on other Neil Young albums. Neil plays solo on some tracks (guitar, piano and harmonica), and is joined by a band of friends on other tracks, including Levon Helm, Ben Keith, Karl T Himmel, Tim Drummond, Emmylou Harris and Robbie Robertson. Recorded in analog, and mastered from the original master tapes, this long-lost album is a wonderful addition to Neil’s incomparable catalogue.

Best prices are €14 on CD, €24 on standard LP and €26 on indies LP… Not sure how many of the RSD one I’ll get but will do my very best to get as many as I can…

Confetti records for the 5th of June have the reissue and remastered version of ‘High’ by THE BLUE NILE… A first timer on vinyl so a nice one for all the Blue Nile fans especially…

I see a nice version of ‘Closer’ by JOY DIVISION is coming out on the 17th of July as well as 3 classic singles… First the album gets a reissue on vinyl and is released as a crystal clear 40th Anniversary version, as well as the release of 3 non album singles on 12” with remastered audio.. ‘Transmission’, ‘Atmosphere’, and ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.. These 12”s have not been around for a while, lovely pressings they are.. Also 40 years since the passing of Ian.. I was only six so no I don’t remember it but by 1990 I loved the two records (like so many others)… Again email us if interested or buy from the site if interested… €15 for each of the singles and €28 for the album reissue..

Also a nice one for 19th of June is BOWIE’s ‘Space Oddity’ Limited Edition 1972 Picture Disc.. €36 best price job on that..

Finally on the pre-orders on site for now, THE ACADEMIC are back with a brand new 6-Track EP due to be released on 26th of June, called ‘Acting My Age’. It will be out on orange vinylcd or cassette.. And lastly the 4th RUN THE JEWELS album ‘RTJ4’, due out September 18th is also now up on the site, which will be released on CDStandard 2LP, or deluxe 4LP…

Released on the 5th of June is the ROLLING BLACKOUTS COSTAL FEVER (R.B.C.F) album on Sub Pop on CD, Standard LP, Indies Only LP, and Audio Cassette… Australian band’s second album, really liked the first album from a few years ago… Jingly jangly pop-rock, quality though… Looking forward to this one…

Now BIBIO’s record out on 12/6 also on Warp label, as well as a little one Raymond likes the sound of (big time) which is the debut album by DRAB CITY.. Out via Bella Union… I know jack sh*t about them to be honest.. Google I suppose Raymond… But instantly I liked the sound of them… Love their sound to be honest… Here’s a few tunes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGpSMthyXkg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNyrFw79Hg
Also nice for the 12/6 is the SAMMY BRUE debut alum on New West Records…

LIAM GALLAGHER’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ is also out on the 12th on CD and LP but more on that next week…

Sony for the 5th of June have a coloured vinyl reissue of JIMI HENDRIX’s ‘Band Of Gypsies’, and Sony for the 12th of June have the reissue and remaster of MANIC STREET PREACHERs ‘Gold Against The Soul’ as a CD/Book or a Vinyl remaster.. €60 best price on the CD/Book and €27 best price on the vinyl..

New album out by HAKEN via The Orchard on the 5th of June…

Republic of Music for the 5th of June has the new album by HINDS ‘The Prettiest Curse’ on CD, LP and LPX Indies Only Version… ROM also has a 25th Anniversary Edition of SLEEPER’s ‘Smart’ on Gorsky Records… The vinyl is pressed on clear vinyl and there are only ever going to be 1500 copies in the world…

Universal for the 5th of June have the new Jessie Ware album on CD or LP from Virgin / EMI, ‘What’s Your Pressure’.. Eagle Rock via Uni also have some lovely coloured versions / reissues out by HANS ZIMMER “Live in Prague” 4LP set, and THE WHO “Live in Hyde Park” 3LP set also all on coloured vinyl.. June 12th from Universal has the new PAUL WELLER album via Polydor.. “On Sunset” is the title of the record and there is a CDDeluxe CD or LP Set.. More on it next week but we is taking the aul ainms as always!!! NORAH JONES has a new album out for the 12th June but sure that’s enough hawking for one night I think!!!

Keep at it folks
Sin é for this week,
Thanks as always
Ray
The Emptyvessell . 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

Rory Gallagher ‘Check Shirt Wizard 1977’ Lands Next Week, A Note on RSD, and Some Psychedelic Country

Hey Everyone,
Hope all is well… Could be short and sweet today as the week kind of ran away with me for a few reasons… I won’t go there fully or properly but had first confession tonight… 8 year old confessing their sins.. A couple of F’s and S’s spring to mind.. I won’t go there.. We signed up for it I suppose… Sin scéal eile also….

Right so, releases today include the lively and interesting listen by CARIBOU, as well as JIM MORRISON AND THE DOORS ‘An American Prayer’THE UNDERTONES ‘West Bank Songs’, ROBERT PLANT ‘Singles Box’REAL ESTATES’ new album, reissue by IBRAHIM FERNER, SOCCER MOMMY’s new one, THE CURE’s ‘Disintegration’ and ‘Faith’ CD Deluxe reissues, JAMES TAYLOR new album, and new FOX JAW on CD for now, vinyl to follow…

Video of all this week’s new releases up here in the usual spot… Give it a watch for us and be sure to subscribe
https://musiczone.ie/videos/

Okay so moving on to Friday the 6th of March (today’s alright release wise to be fair isn’t it?).. The biggest one for us is the RORY GALLAGHER release (obviously enough… Rory being the biggest legend this city has ever produced… I’d say that across all fields… So yes exciting one for us… Even nicer to have Vincent Zara the artist who painted the brilliant cover of the album ‘Check Shirt Wizard 1977’ involved with us…. An honour for us really…) We hope to have the original waiting to display a little bit around the launch and ye know the story with the signed prints… €25 they are… Cost and charity is where that money is going.. Not too many left… Here’s an image..

Really looking forward to the release here, best price job on the LP is €35 and €18 on the CD… I may have mentioned lower price on CD a week or two ago, but I got it wrong… Sorry.. Sorry… So that’s the Rory release…. Atdaboy.. (Corkonian’s may only decode it)… The record is on 3LPs or 2CDs via Chess / UMC…

Following on from the highly successful ‘BLUES’ album, Chess/UMC are proud to be releasing ‘Check Shirt Wizard- Live In ‘77’.  This 20-song, previously unreleased, set is culled from four shows (London, Brighton, Sheffield and Newcastle) during an early 1977 tour across the UK in support of Rory’s then latest album ‘Calling Card’. Featuring fantastic live versions of tracks from that album as well as songs from the 1975 ‘Against The Grain’ album and other live favourites.
This new album has been mixed from the original multi track tapes from the Rory archive, which were recorded by the Rolling Stones and Jethro Tull’s mobile studios and mastered at Abbey Road.
Rory Gallagher’s most popular albums have always been his live ones, such as ‘Live! In Europe’, ‘Irish Tour ’74’ and Stage Struck. He was an artist that came alive when onstage and this album covers a previously undocumented live period. “The whole concert was taped on the Jethro Tull Maison Rouge mobile by the way, and from where I was standing that concert on record would surpass the classic “Live in Europe” album. And that’s saying a lot.” Brian Harrigan Melody Maker – 1977, Hammersmith Odeon, London.

Universal also for the 6th of March have the new PAUL HEATON AND JACQUI ABBOTT album ‘Manchester’s Calling’ on CD or 2LP… Underated dude is Heaton I feel person… Some man for a melody and even better turn of phrase… That’s my tuppence worth anyway.. Will be giving this a few listens also next week… Universal for the 6th of March also have the SIMPLE MINDS‘ reissue of ‘Street Fighting Years’ on CD, 2CD or 4CD/DVD Box Thingy..

On 6th March, UMC will release a box set of Simple Minds’ 1989 album, Street Fighting Years. Produced by Trevor Horn (and Stephen Lipson), Street Fighting Years was the band’s fourth number one album in the UK and featured their first UK number one single, Belfast Child.  An artistically ambitious and elegant album, it arrived at a time of personnel changes. It saw the band reduced to a trio of Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill and Mick MacNeil with session musicians playing the bass and most of the drum roles (notably Manu Katché from Peter Gabriel’s band and former Police drummer, Stewart Copeland).
Recorded in Scotland between 1988 and 1989, it was also a stylistic departure from the sound of Simple Minds’ previous album, Once Upon a Time. After 10 years of recording and releasing music, the band had learnt their craft, becoming skilled musicians and songwriters.  This resulted in an album with a sense of drama and cinematic in quality. Having recently turned 30 years of age, and at the end of an incredibly divisive decade in British politics – not to mention global tensions – an outward-looking maturity emerged in frontman Jim Kerr’s lyric writing, which found him confronting major themes of the times.
Street Fighting Years will be released in multiple formats which are all fully endorsed by the band. The album was remastered at Abbey Road studios by Andrew Walters and contains the album as well as a bonus disc of B-sides, edits and 12 remixes and a previously unissued Verona show from 1989 round the set off. The booklet was designed by long time contributor Stuart Crouch and contains sleeve notes by Daryl Easlea who interviewed the band and producer Trevor Horn extensively for the set. They provide a fantastic insight into how the album was recorded and produced.

Also with us from Universal is CREAM ‘Final Tour 1968’ 4CD set as well as STATUS QUO Deluxe CDs of ‘Perfect Remedy’, ‘Rock Till You Drop’, and ‘Thirsty Work’…

I could be still going tomorrow with all the releases… DEACON BLUE have a new album, 11 new songs… Album is called ‘City Of Love’, it’s on CD and LP… Vinyl reissues plenty also from Uni.. THE WHO ‘Kids Are Alright’, and ‘Quadrophenia’ on 2LPs.. 2PAC’s excellent ‘Me Against The World’ vinyl and EMBRACE ‘The Good Will Out’, GLEN CAMPELL’s sweet greatest his ‘Gentle On My Mind’, speaking of underrated.. THE CRANBERRIES Best Of ‘In Dreams’ sees a vinyl release and MARILLION ‘Less Is More’ vinyl, and Uni could have a KATE TEMPEST 7” Single tucked in the also…

Republic of Music have a ARMIN VAN BURREN 4CD set ‘A State Of Trance Classics Volume 14’

The Orchard for the 6th of March have the new BODYCOUNT album ‘Carnivore’ on CD, Deluxe CD and vinyl…

Sony have the TURNING O.S.T. on vinyl for the 6th of March…

Music on Vinyl have a TEDESCHI TRUCKS reissue of ‘Everybodys Talkin’.. Limited numbered and coloured…

Warner for the 6th of March have a new NOEL GALLAGHER EP ‘Blue Moon Rising’ on his own Sour Mash Records… 5 Track E.P… 3 new tracks and 2 remixes… Also out is THE HUMAN LEAGUE reissue of ‘Octopus’ via Rhino, LP is limited 140gm and 2CD special edition.. There is a brand new MY DYING BRIDE album ‘Ghost of Orion’ on Nuclear Blast…. CD, GF LP or GF Picture Disc LP….

Warner have new albums also by BRANDY CLARK, BURNING WITCHES, and MAC MILLER’s final album on CD only for now entitled ‘Circles’ via Parlophone.. Lastly WEA has some SAMMY HAGAR CD reissues…

So much for a short one… Crikey… There’s a load of releases.. PIAS have the new JONATHAN WILSON album ‘Dixie Blur’ via Bella Union… DLP format on Indies Only Mint Green with DL codes…

ANNA CALVI reworks the wonderful ‘Hunter’ with ‘Hunted’… Gets help from a few friends… Courtney Barnett, Julia Holter, and Joe Talbot (Idles).. There is an indies only red vinyl with printed inner sleeve and DL codes… Stephen Malkmus (Ex Pavement) has a new album again ‘Traditional Technique’ Via Domino.. CD and indies only LP on this one..U.S. Girls release their 7th album, via 4AD on CD, LP and Indies Only LP..

One that caught my ear more than most (could have been my mood now too!!) was debut by HONEY HARPER ‘Starmaker’ is the name of the album… It’s kind of spaced out country if that’s a genre… Psychedelic Country Music.. There you go.. Here’s a tune..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqt4RPOVs8A

Few words on RSD for this year folks… It’s that time of year again!! Lists due out next week so will have them out to ye as soon as possible with pricing and etc as always.. Should be a special newsletter soon with what’s coming, and information on dates that wish lists will be needed in by… Again folks, with wish lists.. We can not make any promises for RSD and we can not hold anything.. If you let us know that you are after something we will make sure to have it ordered and hopefully have it on the shelf the morning of RSD on Saturday April 18th 2020..

Sin é for this week folks
Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt…
Ray
Music Zone HQ

A Special One For Rory Gallagher Fans, Bruce Reissues, and A Huge Thank You.

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well…. Happy St Valentine’s Day!!

Firstly I must thank everyone involved in the John Blek launch / shop party last Saturday evening. In the cold light of day I think it was a great success… It was a crappy night and yet 83 souls ventured out to an industrial unit (which we proudly and fondly call home (for now anyway) ) in Togher to show their support for us, for quality original Irish music in Marlene Enright and John Blek and for the community we are… Cos fundamentally that’s what we are now…folk are saying hello to the folk next to them and talking about needles for 20 minutes… Heaven help us!!

Nice spot prizes given out to folks courtesy of the record companies so a big thanks to them also… Test pressings of BOYGENIUS, KIM GORDON, JOHN BLEK, CAR SEAT HEADREST, INTERPOL, SPOON… Plenty of vinyl and CDs given out also… Over 25 spot prizes i’d say… Sorry not enough for everyone…. Lovely vibe in the shop I thought… I may have suffered a hint of verbal diarrhoea (I go one way or the other when i’m nervous, and i couldn’t exactly say nothing when im MC) 

So thank you to Shane, Bobby and Karolina (pro bono employee for the night!), John and Marlene and trusty Tim of course as well as the 83 other souls in the room… As Tupac might say, nothin’ but love for ya.

I think it will go down as a special night in the history of the siopa…. Lows and highs good people, highs and lows…

Right so releases in the Good Siopa Musiczone.ie today when they finally got there bums in to us include the new TAME IMPALA album, GARY MOORE “Live from London”, reissue of DAVID GRAY’s “White Ladder”, BTS new album, TINDERSTICKS EPSIMON & GARFUNKEL 50TH Anniversary edition of Bridge Over Troubled Water” on gold vinyl, CELINE DION newest one on vinyl,NATHANIEL RATECLIFF new album, ASH Best Of, BOWIE’s “Alabama Song” 40th ann 7” picture disc single.

Video is up for this week here! Give it a watch, share and thumbs up for us!
https://musiczone.ie/videos/

Next week is probably the best week so far this year for releases and with a random start we will start with Play It Again Sam who have the new GRIMES album on 4AD… It is called “Miss Anthropocene” and is on CD, LP and indies only coloured LP.

PIAS also have the new KING KRULE record for the 21st of Feb called “Man Alive” and that one is on XL records… So format wise there is a CD, an LP and an indies only coloured LP which also includes a flexi disc single. Lastly Pias for the 21st Feb have a repress of the last KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD album.

Cargo has the JOHN FRUSCIANTE “Curtains” reissue on vinyl… Moved one week.

RORY fans , RORY fans… Here’s something that might interest ye… Well I think it’s a lovely thing anyway… The cover of the new RORY GALLAGHER release “Check Shirt Wizard” is a  sensational painting by young Cork artist VINCENT ZARA…  And we shall have some signed prints of the album cover (signed by the artist Vincent) to sell to a few of ye… I’m not sure how many I will have (maybe as few as 5) and i’m not sure how much they are yet (next week I should)… But it is a lovely bespoke piece of Rory Merch to have your hands on.. Vincent is trying to help the shop by offering us this bespoke signed print and shining a light on us  (only shop in the country with this )…  So we appreciate that very much… We won’t be taking any profit from the prints… Just giving some Rory fans an opportunity to get a really nice item… So ye know the drill by now… Hit us back if you are interested in buying the album which entails you have a chance for a print also if interested… Some companion piece you have to admit… I will know more info next week… It may have to be a draw if it’s just 5 prints… I’ll know more next week (we at the good siopa are always at something!!)

Secondly Rory fans… The original painting is going to the Gallagher’s soon after the album launch but I think there is a strong possibility we will have it displayed in our shop the day of the album release… Which is sweet as a feckin’ nut also… Again more on that next week!!

Nearly makes a fella wanna throw another party… Nearly I said.

Right so plenty of good quality releases for the 21st of Feb so let’s look in SONY’s bag next… They have the new OZZY album… It’s called “Ordinary Man” and hopefully its not his last… Its available on 5 physical formats.. Which are CD, DELUXE CD, STD BLK VINYL, PICTURE DISC VINYL and bricks and mortar only coloured vinyl (that be us like) …. Here’s the lead single with SLASH on guitar… Sounds alright to be fair imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oZqKtuvDx4

SONY also has a lovely bag full of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN reissues on vinyl… 5 in total… Stock on a few going to be split across Feb 21 and March 1st dates due to some issue.. But I will get what i ordered… So the 5 releases are “Devils and Dust” “18 Tracks” “The Rising” “Live in New York City” a triple LP and “Live in Dublin” which is also a Triple LP and is ” The Seeger Sessions Live in the Point”.

If interested I can do best price jobs of 36 Euro each on the live albums and 24 Euro each on the 3 studio albums… Well 2 studio and outtakes album but you knew what i meant!!
UNIVERSAL for the 21st of Feb have the new AGNES OBEL record on DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON… It’s called “Myopia” and its her first album on the label.. It’s available on CD, LP and indies only blue vinyl… Strictly for indie shops and indie shop websites…. Not for any other market place…. Fair play to you Agnes girl  as we’d say in Cork… I could go into one here about D2C (direct to consumer) but it’s for another day… Agnes doing a bit of both but allowing the record shops more than a fair crack of the whip while keeping the biggest dogs in the sky in their kennels and locked out of the party.

STEPHEN FRY & DEBBIE WISEMAN have a CD called “The Mythos Suite” out next week also.

THE STAPLE SISTERS have a 7LP vinyl boxset which includes all the groups studio albums… All cut from the original analogue masters… Can do 175 Euro best price job if anyone is interested.

Lastly from Universal we have the last batch of THIN LIZZY vinyl reissues…this time up it’s “Johnny The Fox” “Bad Reputation” and of course of course “Live and Dangerous”.. Can do best price jobs again of 21 Euro each on the studio albums, and 27 Euro on one of the greatest live albums ever.

JOHNNY THE FOX

Thin Lizzy’s seventh studio album, released in 1976 and was the last to feature Brian Robertson, it contains the crowd favourite ‘Don’t Believe a Word’. This vinyl reissue is on 180gm vinyl (with download code) with replica artwork.

BAD REPUTATION

Recorded mainly as a three-piece following the departure of Robertson, this 1977 album reached no 4 in the UK album charts, its standout track is Dancing in the Moonlight. This vinyl reissue is on 180gm vinyl (with download code) with replica artwork.

LIVE AND DANGEROUS

Regularly voted as the greatest live album of all time, Live and Dangerous captures the band at their explosive best – recorded between ’76 and ’77 this double album showcases the best the band can offer. This vinyl reissue is on 180gm vinyl (with download code) with replica artwork.

THE ORCHARD for the 21st have the new BTS album.

WARNER for the 21st have a solo album from THE AFGHAN WHIG’s frontman GREG DULLI on BMG records… They have a new PAT METHANY album on CD and LP via nonesuch , BIFF BYFORD (Saxon) has a new solo album and STORMZY “Heavy Is The Hand” gets a vinyl release on Ltd Gold Vinyl.

Lastly from Warner is the new SONNY LANDRETH album on Provogue… LP, CD and Indies Gold lp also.

Massive congratulations to our friends at Coughlan’s Live for winning the IMRO Irish Venue of the year… Savage achievement, and fully deserved.. They work fierce hard on supporting organic Irish music… Absolutely delighted..

Sin e for this week really folks,

Go raibh maith agat
Ray
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John Blek Album Launch Party, Tame Impala’s Valentine Release, and The Next Bowie Picture Disc.

Hi Everyone,
Hope all is well… This election would have you half demented wouldn’t it.

Anyway.. Housekeeping..

Opening hours
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday 10.30 to 6
Weds 2 to 6
Thursday 10 to 6
Friday 10 to 6
Saturday 10 to 5.

Deanrock Cottages on Google will put you right outside the Business Park we are in and we are right next door to Rock Bingo then.

Ok so our little or (maybe not so little) shindig is on tomorrow night… Here’s the sceal

20% off one item on the shop floor… (Not 10 items like… Don’t make me grumpy by saying after you hand up 4 records “I thought it was 20% off”… Well it is, off 1 item.. Just one!!)

Shop open for that from 6 bells on… So doors open from 6 (never closing really the truth be told from when we open at 10.10 that morning)
Bar shall be open for soft, medium and hard liquor from 6 also.. Raffle tickets given to ye folks as ye enter for spot prizes… So grab a drink and a ticket… Say hello to the folk around you… They like the same thing.

Spot prizes will commence at 6.50…some nice ones..
One of Corks finest will play a few tunes at 7 for a little while.
More spot prizes.
JOHN BLEK performance at 7.30.
More spot prizes while John is doing a signing.
Should all be done by 9 or half past …

Dun da bheal when the music is on please but talk away like mad when it’s not on…

That’s the sceal anyway

Bring the better half if you want or the kids.. Reuse the same plastic glass please if using a plastic glass…. Help yourself away at the bar.. Put your empties alcoholic or nonalcoholic into the boxes underneath the bar.. Toilets out back.. Cleaned and with new seats!!!

As I said dun da bheal during music please and be nice to one another and all should go well!!!

Ye have the info now as I said before and cead mile failte…. I have not said it to people directly as I don’t want to put anyone under pressure, so NO PRESSURE but cead mile failte. It should be a smashing night’s entertainment…. John and our special guest are both terrific local artists… Sin sin an sceal anyway.

Ok so bits and pieces out in the shop today include new albums by GREEN DAY, JOHN BLEKSEPULTURASTONE TEMPLE PILOTSTHE LOST BROTHERS, ISOBEL CAMPELL, NADA SURF, ROBERT GLASPER, THE IRISHMEN OSTOH WONDER and ASGEIR as well as reissues by BLACK PUMAS, GIL- SCOTT HERON, BILLY OCEAN, T-REX, BRYAN FERRY and ROD STEWART.

Video up for this week in the usual spot… Give it a watch, subscribe and give it a thumbs up for us!
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Right so moving on to releases for friday the 14th of Feb (is Valentine’s day still a thing??…  If it is there are vouchers available from musiczone.ie… Unashamed plug I know… I try so hard to be so subtle most of the time (or do I??…)  And then I do a bull in a chinashop job on it.

I suppose the biggest new release of the year so far hits the shelves on Friday the 14th of feb..

Yep thats the new TAME IMPALA record… It’s on 3 vinyl formats.. Std black, a limited Forest Green coloured vinyl and an indies and HMV only Blue Vinyl.. It’s the fourth album from Kevin Parker and co and its called “The Slow Rush” and its on Fiction records… I quite like there stuff and there is a lotta love out there for them…A tad expensive maybe but we can do best price jobs of €28 on either of the Limited Edition versions… And the numbers are low enough on them…

Heres a tune from the album…

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

UNIVERSAL also for the 14th Feb have the new NATHANIEL RATCLIFFE album “And It’s Still Alright” on CD, LP and indies only ocean coloured green vinyl. There is a nice Bluenote release on the 14th also by CHARLES lLLYOD of his 80th birthday celebration show in his hometown .. “8 Kindred Spirits Live from Lobero”. INSAHN have a new EP out as well as some more SAM COOKE vinyl reissues and the original cast recording reissue on vinyl of CATS.

Warner for the 14th of Feb have the next one in the BOWIE 40TH anniversary picture disc singles… This time “Alabama Song” is up again via Parlophone.. Warner also for the 14th have a new ASH compilation (fine band, consistently fine band imo)… It’s called “25 Years” and there is a nice vinyl version coming out. Warner lastly have a new HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD album as well as KREATOR “Live at the Roundhouse”.

I heard on the rumour mill today of one humdinger of a Record Store Day release… Soon folks for lists… 3 or 4 weeks i’d say..

Sony for the 14th of Feb have a 50th Anniversary limited gold vinyl version of SIMON & GARFUNKEL‘s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as well as the vinyl release of the newest CELINE DION album “Courage” on double red vinyl…. Can do a best price job of €25 on the Simon & Garfunkel.

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC for the 14th of FEB have a new EP by TINDERSTICKS “See My Girl” again on City Slang … It’s a companion piece to the excellent album last year “No Treasure But Hope”.. 4 tracks and only 2K only ever gonna be pressed.

PROPER for the 14th of Feb have DAVID GRAY’s “ White Ladder” 20th anniversary editions… Sometimes an album just hits the spot for some reason… And this is a case in point… A fine fine album of course but it sold zillions here in Ireland 20 years ago before finally doing a bit further afield… I remember seeing him in Nancy Spains I dunno maybe 25 years ago when his early stuff was out on Hut… But man “White Ladder” went berserk…. 20 years on now… It’s remastered which is nice and there is a second CD of demos rarities and b-sides. There is a 2LP white (what other colour could it be like!) vinyl version of the remastered album with printed inners in a gatefold sleeve with download code… Or there is a 4LP Box Set with the 2 mentioned enough LPs Plus all the demos and bonus tracks..

Cargo for the 14th of Feb has JOHN FRUSCIANTE’s solo album “Curtains” reissued on vinyl.

The Orchard for the 14th of Feb have a new album by MOSES BOYD as well as TOWNES VAN ZANDT self titled reissue on vinyl.

Sin e for this week i suppose,

Might see ya tomorrow night sure… The 3 boys are back in town also..

Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt..
Ray
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John Blek, Lost Brothers, Green Days new records and 9 more sleeps till the parteeee

Hi Folks,

Hope all is well enough out there and your giving any politician that passes your door a bit of stick.

Right so,  even though im getting a bit blue in the face from this but here we go with housekeeping opening hours and all that…

Sunday closed

Monday closed ( i do my orders from home)

Tuesday 10.30 to 6

Weds 2 to 6 ***

Thursday 10 to 6

Friday 10 to 6

Sat 10 to 5.

News on the Douglas thing …looks like August time the powers that be are saying now…I will keep you posted when i hear more…thats 12 months more or less…i have my own canoe to paddle here now anyway ( I certainly didn’t think that would be the case on that Saturday night the 31st of Aug last year…but so much has happened since)…i suppose it could have been way worse on loads of levels and we are still here thanks to yer support.

Releases in the good canoe musiczone.ie for today include the new DRIVE BY TRUCKERS album, ELVIS reissue of “ 50 million elvis fans can’t be wrong”, GARY MOORE live from london ( pushed back till the 7th feb now im afraid) , HAPPY MONDAYS reissues , Blossoms new album, NENEH CHERRY reissue of “ raw like sushi “, BILL WHELANs RIVERDANCE and a new MARC ALMOND album.

Right so moving on to the 7th of Feb and we have to start with our own boy…the release of Corks own JOHN BLEKnew album on vinyl and cd…” the embers” hits the shelves next weekend and the boy is in with us for his album launch/ customer and (critically)  staff party night! on saturday the 8th of FEB …doors half 6…shows start at 7…we have a sweet sweet support act also…and some sweet spot prizes also…trust me a couple of sweet spot prizes…plus the carrot of 20% off one item in the store/ship/gluaistean/canoe/yacht on the night…terms and conditions on that one…nothing you have put away already ( must be picked off the shelf) and not really on stuff reduced already ( well i’ll see on the night!!…depends what it is like) and it can’t be something released or re released since jan 1 2020…them’s the rules but sure they are made to be broken sometimes!

Here are Johns first two singles from the new record “ the embers” so I shall let them speak for themselves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga8oYkHDRE4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S6vXJYCv04

If you can’t make the instore/party and want a signed copy of the new cd or vinyl…email us and we shall sort it!

Looking forward to the night to be honest, a tad nervous about it but looking forward to it…a few bottles i’ll be grand!

Another class independent release for the 7th of Feb is the new LOST BROTHERS record again on CD or LP…( remember we do like em both!)

After The Fire After The Rain” is the sixth studio album from duo Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland. As ever the vocals are haunting and evocative, the playing is soulful and the songs resonate. The album was produced in Brooklyn, New York, by Daniel Schlett and Tony Garnier- Bob Dylan’s bassist and musical director of the last thirty years. It features an all-star cast of special guests including M Ward, Howe Gelb, Jolie Holland and Steve Wickham.”

“Elemental and emotionally direct channelling Leonard Cohen and Roy Orbison”   8/10 – UNCUT 

“Pure magic- evocative of Richard Hawley who is a firm admirer of the brothers.” -Rolling Stone Magazine 

MOJO -ALBUMS OF THE MONTH ⅘

This record is like Johns record completely independently released so i buy the records direct from the lads…its quality again to be fair…some heads playing on the record as well to be fair.

Heres a tune from it…hit us back if you want a copy of it ( i don’t think they wrote this song about us anyway…embers and fires seems to be the theme tonight)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2hVnD5hM6o

So from the record companies, Warner have the aforementioned Gary MOORE, they have a new album by GREEN DAY “ Father of all motherf***ers” its called …i wonder which American Idiot they are referring to there..( sorry I couldn’t resist)…its on CD, LP and exclusive indies only red and white vinyl…i think i can do that for 22 euro if anyone is interested…cracking price for an indie only vinyl copy of a new studio album by a big band…credit due to everyone involved.

Heres the title track…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXv00PJ9IQM

Warner have the vinyl release of the ROD STEWART recent one with THE R.P.O on 2 LPs as well as a  new album by SEPULTURA , this one on 2 cd or 2lp picture disc gatefold, its called “ quadra” .

Warner also have the new album by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS which is an acoustic album …its on CD and LP, they have THE BIRDS OF PREY soundtrack on CD only for now as well as a vinyl reissue of AVENGED SEVENFOLD “ DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH” 2 LP clear vinyl edition.

Lastly from Warner is a live BRYAN FERRY reissue from the Royal Albert Hall 1974 on CD or LP on BMG and the soundtrack to HONEY BOY which has music of ALEX SOMERS on LP.

Proper for the 7th of FEB have the T- REX albums reissued on clear vinyl so we will have “ slider” “ tanx” “ zinc alley” “ bolans zip gun” “ futuristic dragon” and “ dandy in the underground” .

THE ORCHARD for the 7th have the new ISOBEL CAMPELL “ there is no other” …i love the ex BELLE AND SEB singers voice.

Heres a tune from it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv3vXIUumvc

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC for the 7th of feb have the new NADA SURF album via city slang records…its called 

“ never not together” …theres an INDIES ONLY pink vinyl of it.

Sony for the 7th of Feb have the very best of BILLY OCEAN on Vinyl and the original motion picture soundtrack to THE IRISHMAN which has some original songs by ROBBIE ROBERTSON.

Cargo for the 7th of Feb have some live vinyl from FLEETWOOD MAC from  Finland in 1969 and THE WHO live in AMsterdam from 1969 also as well as some T-REX LIMITED 7” SINGLES ON COLOURED OR PIC DISC…” TELEGRAM SAM “  or “ ride a white swan” 

Universal for the 7th of FEB have new albums by OH WONDER, ROBERT GLASPER , ASGEIR, SETH LAKEMAN and CADILLAC THREE  as well as a vinyl press of LUDOVICO EINAUDIs “ seven days walking on white vinyl” 

Pias for the 7th of FEB have a deluxe reissue of the BLACK PUMAS album …available now as cd with clear splattered vinyl together or a deluxe 2 cd which has a live session as the bonus disc.

Pias have a 10th anniversary expanded edition of GIL SCOTT HERONs “ im new here” on DLP COLOURED as well as KHRUANGBIN & LEON BRIDGES EP  called texas sun on cd and one press only orange vinyl.

Pias have a new album by STEVE SPACEK and a nice ACID JAZZ label compilation on Vinyl.

As you may have noticed the release schedule is starting to hot up a little bit, like the year, and i have a few for late feb early march id like to run by ye,,so if any catch your radar and you want one please message back…it also helps to unfog the crystal ball a little bit…

Some i dont have prices for yet…ill update on that…heres a few anyway

Theres a ROBERT PLANT 7” SINGLES BOXSET called “ digging deep”, new albums by AGNES OBEL, CARIBOU,THIN LIZZY live & dangerous vinyl reissue, new SERGIO MENDES, theres an ALLMAN BROTHERS boxset on CD and LP …cd is ok money but the best i can do on the vinyl set is 425 euro…yikes i know, let me know…there is a 3 CD deluxe version of Disintegration by THE CURE coming up…i think i can do 10 euro best price job on it if interested…the GALLAGHER “ CHECK SHIRT WIZARD 77” live album is early march on 3lps or 2 CD…i can do for 17 quid on the cds and 35 euro best price job on the lps…again email back if you want the pre order prices…new MOBY and new DEACON BLUE albums on the horizion as well as SIMPLE MINDS street fighting years boxset.

There is loads more but just a taste of some there…

I think i have tried to hawk ye enough wares for one night…do i ever stop ..oh RECORD STORE DAY is only around the corner!!

Speaking of hawking like!

Sin e for this week

Go raibh maith agaibh as do chluis a thabairt

Ray

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