Undertones ‘West Bank Songs’, A Plant Boxset, New Caribou and Marlene Enright, and The Ceremony Is About To Begin!

Hi Everyone,
Hope all is well out there.

Doesn’t the year start to tip away… Feb 21st now… I’ll be talking RSD very soon…. Lists out on the 5th of March… Should be nice… The big day on Sat 18th April… Bit of thinking to do on that Raymond boy….

Nice, but again delayed releases out today… New one from OZZY OSBOURNE, the BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN vinyl reissues… Although the order I placed has been split into two shipments… One that landed today with half my order and the other that will land Tuesday week from now with the other half… Point Raymond, what’s the bloody point… Well the point been that most of what I got is spoken for but i’ll have them again in 10 days… So if you want.. Bounce us back and we shall keep.

Also with us today are new albums by COURTNEY BARNETT,  PAT METHANYSTORMZY, BIFF BYFORD, GREG DULLI, KING KRULEGRIMESBTS and of course AGNES OBEL as well as the next 3 THIN LIZZY vinyl reissues including “Live & Dangerous”“Bad Reputation” and “Johnny The Fox”..

Video is now up for viewing of all the new bits in the siopa… Check it out here :

Right so moving on to releases for the 28th of Feb… Firstly just a reminder on the opening hours…  Or closing hours more to point really…. Closed Sundays and Mondays, and only open 2 to 6 on Weds… The rest of the week normal kind of hours… Hope yer getting used to it!

So releases for the 28th of Feb and again they aint bad in my opinion…Warner have a few sweet bits starting with THE UNDERTONES “West Bank Songs” 1978 to 1983… 30 tracks.. Well say it right Raymond if your going to say it… 30 great tracks… On Salvo records… Just available as a limited gatefold double purple & white swirl vinyl… We can do a 30 euro best price job on it … You know where we are!

A classic from em..


Warner also for the 28th have a nice ROBERT PLANT singles boxset called “Digging Deep” .. There are 8×7” singles in the set…
Following on from the huge success of The Robert Plant Podcast series that digs Deep into his catalogue, RP is releasing a special Limited Edition 7” singles boxset to accompany his hugely successful podcast. The boxset is to be released on his own label, Es Paranza and features hit singles and rare b-sides spanning three decades. Digging Deep evenly represents each era, highlighting two songs from each solo album. This is the first time the remastered versions have been available on vinyl and will be packaged in a bespoke, stylish hardback book format that also includes restored original 7” artwork. 

Warner also have the reissue on vinyl (and one I hold dear to my heart for a number of unsaid reasons) of JIM MORRISON & THE DOORS “An American Prayer”  (well the record company are calling it the 9th Doors album.. I think a lot of Doors fans would argue there was only 6 Doors albums really but me as a fan hold this recording in really high regard… I love it and I think it’s a must for Doors fans… Is everybody in..? Is everybody in…? THE CEREMONY IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!

I’m some man for hawking shit aren’t I?… “A must for”…

Warner lastly has the reissue of IBRAHIM FERRER’s Grammy winning second album “Buenos Hermanos” with four new and unheard tracks.

PIAS for the 28th of FEB have the new REAL ESTATE album on Domino “The Main Thing” on CD, 2LP or Deluxe 2LP with tip on gatefold sleeve printed inners and a download code… Fine tune here, quirky video also


PIAS also have the new SECRET SISTERS album.

Sony for the 28th has LABRINTH’s “Imagination Of The Misfits Kid” on vinyl.

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC for the 28th of Feb has the new record by CARIBOU on City Slang records called “Suddenly”… It’s on CD and LP… The vinyl has a high gloss cover sleeve printed inner sleeve and a download code… The 7th album by Snaith .. The album is getting savage reviews about the place…here’s a tune


ROM also has a repress of Grizzly Bears debut album “Horn of Plenty” on clear vinyl.

PROPER for the 28th of Feb has a reworking of their classics/hits by TANGERINE DREAM called “Recurring Dreams”.

THE ORCHARD for the 28th of Feb have the new album by HUDSON -TAYLOR called “Lovin Everywhere I Go” and its available physically on CD, LP, CASSETTE and Indies Only LP.

Orchard also has the new album by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “F8” on CD, 2LP, or 2 LP picture disc….. Lastly also a BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE “Live at Third Man Records” vinyl release.

UNIVERSAL for the 28th of Feb have a bit.. So first up is the new SOCCER MOMMY album “Colour Theory”, its on Loma Vista records and it comes as CD, LP or indie exclusive LPs with grey, blue or yellow colour variants (keeping the aul colour scheme theme going I suppose).

There is a fine ALLMAN BROTHERS box set “Trouble No More” a 50th anniversary box on 10 LP @  BEST BEST PRICE 430 BUCKS… Don’t shoot the ferryman…. There is a 5 cd box also for nearly a tenth of the price! Now to be fair, the vinyl box is sweet as a nut, bloody gorgeous but nearly 10 times the price… Come on like 43 euro a piece of vinyl in a fancy (granted sweet as a nut)  box.. Packaging consists of a wood veneer wrapped slipcase with gold graphics, 5 gatefold jackets and a 56-page book, includes an 8,900+ word essay on the 50-year history of the band by John Lynskey, unreleased band photos along with newly shot photos of memorabilia from the Big House Museum in Macon, GA… Its a big ask though isn’t it… I’ll go back to my age old formula of 5 boxes (not a fancy box) sold at 200 Euro is a fair bit better than none or maybe maybe 1 @ 430.. Big maybe.

Also again it begs the CD question… Fine boxset for 50 quid or less maybe I think.

Speaking of value then on the flip side of the coin….

The CURE “Disintegration” and “Faith” are getting are getting deluxe CD reissues… Here’s the info… The Deluxe Edition of ‘Disintegration’ has now moved from a digi-pack to a ‘brilliant box’ / Jewel Case. 3CD Set Compiled by Robert Smith. Digitally Remastered from the original master tapes in 2010 by Robert. Disc One is the Original Album Remastered. Disc Two contains 3 Home Demos, 3 Band Rehearsals, 6 Band Demos and 8 Studio Rough mixes. Disc Three contains the ‘Entreat Plus’ Live album expanded from 8 to 12 songs. The 24-Page booklet contains sleeve notes, lyrics and rare photographs. 

I can def do it for 12 Euro… Maybe even 10… Sure you cant go wrong with that like!

Universal have a ZZ TOP documentary on dvd or bluray , they have a new JAMES TAYLOR album… It’s a covers album called “American Standard”… Meant to be good and a new SERGIO MENDES album on cd 2CD or LP… GRANT GREEN and CHET BAKER reissues on Bluenote and DEEP purple “Infinite” 2LP release.

Right so just a bit more info on the signed RORY prints by artist Vincent Zara… I’m still not fully sure how many I will have as Vincent has only ordered 24 in total… Sin é… So, they are in mounts, signed and bagged, 12 by 12” inch mount… Record size, with an 8 by 8 “ image.. I’d say they will be sweet … Could be 20 to 25 euro… Naught in it for Musiczone (just putting a smile on some faces hopefully!!) naught in it for Vincent either, he wants to cover the cost and cut in a small charity donation per print whilst shining a little light on our siopa… So all good folks everywhere… There is a good few of ye with names down for the record… Email back if you are interested in the above…over and out.

The photos from our John Blek ‘The Embers’ Album Launch / Party are now up on our Facebook page, so take a look at the following link! Thanks again to Tim for the photos!!


And last but definitely not least, the excellent new EP from Marlene Enright ‘Petrichor’ is now in the siopa on CD. We were treated to a few tracks from it live when Marlene was special guest at the party in the shop, and the tracks really are fantastic. Anyone heading in to see her tonight in Coughlan’s for Right Here Right Now is in for a great gig!

Sin e really for this week folks…
Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt
Music Zone

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