Hope the form is well… Winter’s here…. It came up in conservation with Mr. River during the week… My love for September that is… So as we did then we will kinda borrow a line or two from Mr. Waits..
“September will tie me
To an old dead tree
Get word to April
To rescue me”
Oh kids back… Rushing and racing in the morning… Grumpy kids.. Rushing and racing… Homework.. Ahh yuck yuck yuck… Lunches, homework, traffic yuck yuck yuck.
Anyways… Releases in MZ Towers and Record Emporium Extraordinaire today include DEPECHE MODE first Two 12” singles boxes… A BROKEN FRAME and SPEAK AND SPELL… Make an orderly queue Modies… We also have new records from IDLES,
ANNA CALVI, MOGWAI, IRON & WINE, BIG RED MACHINE, a new STAR WARS vinyl, and we have reissues by SUFJAN STEVENS (I have been getting a few mmmms on my recommendation of CARRIE AND LOWELL… Give it 10 full listens, if you still think its ok, maybe a trip to the GP is called for… No no no of course only kidding, it obviously will not be everyone’s cup of tea.. Hence the nature of music… But it connected with me, I think its a beauty… Not a weak song in the 11 for me…. I don’t even have it to sell at the moment on LP so that’s some salesmanship, marketing and upselling rolled into one… Write a book on that retail gurus… Upsell me liathroidi… That’s what that Tayto Park crowd were at… There in now squeeze it out of em every which way we can… Tis everywhere… Probably the world’s biggest online retailer (aside from us) are claiming on their homepage that they are ‘Earth’s Most Customer Centric Company… They have no phone number or email on the same homepage, or anywhere for that matter.. Give me a break, I think I have to lie down).
Video up here for this week again
Releases for the 7th of Sept include LED ZEPPELIN’S “Song Remains The Same” on four formats. 2CD, 4LP, Bluray Audio, and Super Douper Deluxy Boxset thingy… 225 Best Price and we will give you free stuff as well with it if interested let us know… Out via Swansong / Atlantic / Warner.
Also via Warner for next week is a BOWIE 7” picture disc of “Zeroes / Beat Of Your Drum”, CARDI B gets a CD physical release of her album (moved to 28/9 now I think) one of the debut or even albums of the year they are saying.. Warner also have a new LENNY KRAVITZ album across 6 formats, and for the very first time on Vinyl… Drum roll.. Ok it’s a compilation but still a class compilation… Its PINK FLOYD‘S “Foot In The Door” Best Of comp on 2LP Gatefold… Remastered also to pique more interest maybe baby.
I see I mentioned Bowie above… The boy behind “Blackstar”, DONNY MCCLASIN is playing the Everyman for the Jazz Festival this year…. Only playing above so no death threats please… Play with fire Raymond thu.
UNIVERSAL for the 7th of Sept have a new record by SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY called “Egypt Station” on CD and Limited Deluxe LP next week and a little later in October but a lot cheaper is the Std LP version.
Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals “Station I” and “Station II,” each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (“Happy With You”), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (“People Want Peace”), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (“Despite Repeated Warnings”). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now–with Paul’s singular unmistakable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide. Released 7th September on a CD and a Deluxe 2LP set (2 x heavyweight black vinyl, triple fold sleeve, printed inner bags) and then a Standard 2LP released on the 5th October.
Uni for next week also have YES “Live at the Apollo” on Eaglerock, a debut album from MNEK, first timer on Vinyl for SECRET GARDEN’S “Songs From the Secret Garden” and lastly a good few DEEP PURPLE l*****d LP reissues on guess what… Orange vinyl… Sorry typo… Purple vinyl.
Proper for the 7th have a new PAUL CARRACK album called “These Days” on CD and LP.
Sony for the 7th of sept have a kinda newish PAUL SIMON album… Some would say not new at all Raymond boy… “In The Blue Light” it’s called and it is reworkings of 10 songs previously recorded and 4 other songs that were completely overlooked in the past.
Sony also have a new album by ST PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES on CD and LP as well as LP reissues of “Battle Of LA”, “Evil Empire”, “Live” and “Renegades” by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and an LP repress of “Sweet Oblivion” by SCREAMING TREES.
When there’s a nice few releases I have no real time for waffle… Good for everyone!
REPUBLIC OF MUSIC have new CLUTCH album for the 7th of Sept also…. “Book of Bad Decisions” its called on CD, CD & BOOK, 2LP, indies only Coke Coloured 2LP or 2 LP picture disc.
ROM also have a new CHILLY GONZALES album called “Solo Piano 3” on CD, l*****d CD and LP
PIAS for the 7th of Sept have a new SPIRITUALIZED album “And Nothing Hurt” on CD, Deluxe LP Boxset, and indies only coloured vinyl.
MOV for the 7th of Sept have a reissue of THE CULT’s “ Born Into This”.. 2k only numbered and on Pink vinyl…. The Music On Vinyl stuff is sweet to be fair. They (MOV) also have DREAM THEATER “When Dream and Day Unite” 3 and half K numbered copies on red vinyl this time.
The ORCHARD for the 7th of Sept have ALTERBRIDGE’s ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall” with Orchestra on 2CD, 2CD/Blu/DVD or 3LP as well as a repress of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES “Still Cyco Punk After All These Years” .
On the kind of local scene we got some copies of the new BITCH FALCON EP on vinyl.. On our radar a while but first time we got anything into the shop… Fine listen… You should check them out… 15 squid is the record if it appeals to you.
Sin é for this week folks,
Go raibh maith agat do chluas a thabhairt…