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New Releases 07.09.18.

by Adrian Walshe on Sep 09, 2018

New Releases 07.09.18.

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DAVID BOWIE - Zeroes/Beat Of Your Drum - 7" picture disc € (Parlophone)

This special limited edition David Bowie picture disc, is a double A-side of the radio edits of 2018 versions of Zeroes and Beat Of Your Drum. Both tracks are from Never Let Me Down (2018), a new version of the 1987 album featured in the forthcoming boxset Loving The Alien (1983-1988) which is released on 12th October.


LED ZEPPELIN - The Song Remains The Same - 4 x LP, 2 x CD, 3 DVD - Deluxe Boxset €276.99 (Rhino)

LED ZEPPELIN - The Song Remains The Same - 4 x LP - Boxset €138.99 (Rhino)

Led Zeppelin was at the peak of its powers on July 27-29 1973 when the band’s performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden were recorded for the concert film, The Song Remains The Same. The soundtrack to the film, produced by Jimmy Page, was originally released on Swan Song in 1976.

The performances in the film were recorded July 27-29, 1973 at Madison Square Garden during the band’s tour for its then-current studio album, Houses Of The Holy. The release features electrifying live versions of Zep classics like 'Rock and Roll', 'Stairway To Heaven', 'No Quarter', 'Moby Dick', 'Dazed And Confused' and 'Celebration Day'. On the 4-LP set, Page made a change to the track sequence, allowing the epic, 29-minute version of 'Dazed And Confused' to be featuring in its entirety on one side of vinyl for the first time.


SPIRITUALIZED - And Nothing Hurt - Deluxe LP boxset €42.99 (Bella Union)

SPIRITUALIZED - And Nothing Hurt - LP €23.99 (Bella Union)

‘And Nothing Hurt’ is Spiritualized’s eighth album, the follow up to 2012’s ‘Sweet Heart, Sweet Light’. From the opening lullaby of ‘A Perfect Miracle’ through to the fading Morse Code at the close of ‘Sail On Through’, it painstakingly wraps layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create a mesmerizing and cinematic collection of songs.

Deluxe vinyl box set includes ‘And Nothing Hurt’ on orange vinyl with 24 page book (saddle stitched, 250gsm cover / 150gsm pages) and download code. Single LP is on coloured vinyl limited to independent retailers.


MARIBOU STATE - Kingdoms In Colour - LP €21.99 (Counter)

‘Kingdoms In Colour’ is Maribou State’s hotly anticipated new album and the follow-up to 2015’s breakthrough debut album ‘Portraits’ on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint. A warm and highly textured collage of breakbeats, guitar licks and found sounds from their worldwide travels, the record features Khruangbin (‘Feel Good’), long standing collaborator Holly Walker (‘Nervous Tics’ and ‘Slow Heat’) and ‘Turnmills’. For fans of The xx, Caribou, Bonobo and Mount Kimbie.

Limited edition coloured vinyl.


VARIOUS ARTISTS - Greg Wilson: Credit To The Edit Volume 3 - 2 x LP €20.99 (Tirk)

A groundbreaking DJ, Greg Wilson has played a key role in introducing black electronic dance music to the UK via his early 1980s residencies at Wigan Pier, Manchester’s Legend and The Haçienda, as well as over the airwaves on the city’s Piccadilly Radio. Working with Technics turntables, a Revox reel to reel tape machine and a razor blade, Greg carved out his reputation as a UK pioneer and champion of electro funk. More recently, he’s gained international renown at the vanguard of a now global re-edits movement. Features cuts from T-Coy, Chaz Jankel, Escort, Chakachas and more.


VARIOUS ARTISTS - Future Sound Of Jazz: Volume 14 - 4 x LP €29.99 (Compost)

Fantastic compilation of house, electronica and jazz hybrids featuring: Aubrey, The Abstract Eye, Matt O'Brien, Move D, Vanishing Twin, Roman Flugel, Luke Abbott, New Jackson, Slowdive, Isolee and many more.


DAVID AXELROD - Songs Of Experience - 2 x LP 29.99 (Now Again)

'Songs of Experience' is visionary composer/arranger/producer David Axelrod’s second album; Experience is an ominous affair, an album concerned with mortality and spirituality –the solitary, pastoral musings of William Blake set to the urban bombast of a full Los Angeles orchestra, with Wrecking Crew vets grounding the proceedings with dark funk. Essential!

Audiophile reissue, lacquered directly from Axelrod’s original EQ’ed master tapes at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster, housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket. Also comes with a 28 page booklet.


VARIOUS ARTISTS - Underground Belgian Wave: Volume 2 - LP € (Walhalla)

'Underground Belgian Wave Volume 2' sold out quickly after its original release in2010 and is since then a much sought after and highly collectible gem. The second volume is part of an in the meantime legendary set of releases. More reprints from Walhalla’s back catalogue will follow in 2018. Walhalla Records is an independent record label from Belgium founded in 2010. The main purpose of the label is bringing back to life the famous cassette scene of the 80's by releasing mainly Belgian minimal synth, cold wave, electro… for the first time on vinyl.


YES - 50th Anniversary Yes 'Live At The Apolo' -3xLP - €31.99 (Eagle Records)

The recording took place during the group's sold-out show in Manchester, England, during last year's tour and features classics from Yes' seminal early '70s albums -- The Yes Album, Fragile and Close to the Edge -- as well as songs from 1983's 90125, when Trevor Rabin joined the group and helped steer them to their only No. 1 hit, "Owner of a Lonely Heart."

THE GRATEFUL DEAD - Portland Memorial Coliseum 5/19/1974 - 6LP Limiited Edition Boxset - €110.99 (Rhino)

During the Grateful Dead’s legendary 30-year run, the band often visited its northern neighbours in Portland, Seattle, and less-than-often Vancouver. Even so, official live recordings from those cities are something of a rarity. Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: Believe It If You Need It highlights some of the best performances from Grateful Dead’s time in the northwest. The concerts in the set include: P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C. (6/22/73); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (6/24/73); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (5/17/74); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (5/19/74); and Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (5/21/74).

During the period when the shows were recorded, the Grateful Dead included: Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. The recordings of the 1973 shows were made just a few months before the band released its sixth studio album, Wake of the Flood, which was its first without founding member Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who died in March 1973, and the first on their new Grateful Dead Records label. The 1974 shows were recorded just a few weeks before the band released its seventh studio album, From The Mars Hotel. Each show was mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. The transfers from the masters were transferred and restored by Plangent Processes, further ensuring that this is the best, most authentic that these shows have ever sounded.


METAL ALLEGIANCE - Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty - 2LP €25.99 (Nuclear Blast)

An adrenaline-soaked, thrash-worshipping, groove-driven, diverse, yet more sharply focused effort than its no-less-impressive predecessor, the mere existence and urgent brilliance of VOLUME II: POWER DRUNK MAJESTY silences any doubt as to the band’s earnest intention, purposeful resolve, and resilient dedication to all things heavy metal.

VOLUME II: POWER DRUNK MAJESTY presents a cohesive vision, a straight-ahead almost throwback thrash attack that’s still grooving and modern. “With both albums we got together to see what would happen and in both situations, we surprised ourselves,” says guitarist/cofounder ALEX SKOLNICK. “On the first album, we were like kids in a candy store. It’s a diverse record, which is great. On this one, we went for a more unified sound, and with fewer guests

On VOLUME II: POWER DRUNK MAJESTY, the core membership is once again strengthened by a small army of friends, an eclectic mix of metal legends, visionaries, and firebrands. Vocalists include: TREVOR STRNAD (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), JOHN BUSH (ARMORED SAINT), BOBBY “BLITZ” ELLSWORTH (OVERKILL), MARK TORNILLO (ACCEPT), JOHAN HEGG (AMON AMARTH), MAX CAVALERA (SOULFLY), and FLOOR JANSEN (NIGHTWISH). VOLUME II: POWER DRUNK MAJESTY also marks the return of unofficial “fifth Beatle” MARK OSEGUEDA (DEATH ANGEL) and TROY SANDERS (MASTODON).


DEEP PURPLE - LIMITED EDITION - PURPLE VINYL REISSUES

Deep Purple, one of the world’s greatest heavy rock bands who still tour today, have released a batch of their classic albums on Purple Vinyl. These versions are limited edition and replicate the original vinyl versions (with all inserts). They have been mastered by Sean McGee at Abbey Road from the original tapes for the highest audio quality.

DEEP PURPLE - Burn - LP 22.99 - LTD. EDIT. Purple Vinyl ( Purple Records)

DEEP PURPLE - Come Taste The Band -LP 22.99 - LTD. EDIT. Purple Vinyl ( Purple Records)

DEEP PURPLE - Stormbringer - LP 22.99 - LTD. EDIT. Purple Vinyl ( Purple Records)

DEEP PURPLE - Who Do We Think We are - LP 22.99 - LTD. EDIT. Purple Vinyl ( Purple Records)

DEEP PURPLE - Made In Japan - LP 22.99 - LTD. EDIT. Purple Vinyl ( Purple Records)

DEEP PURPLE - Last Concert In Japan - LP 22.99 - LTD. EDIT. Purple Vinyl ( Purple Records)

DEEP PURPLE - Made In Europe - LP 22.99 - LTD. EDIT. Purple Vinyl ( Purple Records)

DEEP PURPLE - Machine Head - LP 22.99 - LTD. EDIT. Purple Vinyl ( Purple Records)


NAS - Nastradamus - 2lp €23.99 -(Sony)

Fourth studio album by American rapper Nas, released on November 23, 1999. It was originally scheduled to be released as a follow-up composed of material from sessions for his previous album I Am..., also released in 1999. Due to bootlegging of the material, Nas recorded separate songs for Nastradamus. Pressed on standard black vinyl.


SCREAMING TREES - Sweet Oblivion - LP €22.99 (EPIC)

Founded in 1985, the band had to wait till 1992 for their biggest success, the release of their 6th album Sweet Oblivion. The song "Nearly Lost You" became the Screaming Trees' biggest hit after being featured on the soundtrack of the movie Singles.


KORN - Follow The Leader - 2LP €23.99 (SONY)

Follow the Leader is the third studio album by the American nu metal band Korn. Originally released in 1998, the album was produced by Steve Thompson and Toby Wright. The album includes the hit singles "Got the Life" and "Freak on a Leash


PAUL McCARTNEY - Egypt Station - Deluxe 2 x LP € (Virgin/EMI)

Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, 'Egypt Station' is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s chart-topping 'New'. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides--plaintive ballad 'I Don’t Know' and raucous stomper 'Come On To Me'—Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters). 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. 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.

Deluxe 2 x heavyweight black vinyl LP, triple fold sleeve with printed inner bags.


CHRIS LIEBING - Burn Slow - 2 x LP €27.99 (Mute)

‘Burn Slow’ is a 10-track album from Chris Liebing with vocal contributions from a diverse range of artists: Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron / Family), Mute labelmate Polly Scattergood, Cold Cave, Aleen and, of course, Gary Numan. ‘Burn Slow’ is a minimalist electronic epic and the start of a new chapter for one of techno’s leading authorities. While retaining the framework of the techno beats that Chris Liebing has dedicated his life to for the past 25 years, here he also seeks out new harmonic territories, taking aim at the heart rather than the feet.


MATT BERRY - Witchazel - LP €22.99 (Acid Jazz)

Matt Berry’s 2011 debut album for Acid Jazz gets a special vinyl release. Featuring ‘Take My Hand’, the theme from his BAFTA Award winning TV show ‘Toast Of London’, ‘Witchazel’ is his biggest selling album to date and has been out of print on vinyl for several years. “Psych-folk genius” - The Times.

Coloured vinyl.


PIG DESTROYER - Head Cage - LP € (Relapse)

After six long, harsh years of absence, the mighty PIG DESTROYER have reassembled to eradicate eardrums and split skulls with their highly anticipated sixth full-length opus, entitled Head Cage (named after a grisly medieval torture device). A visceral vortex of animalistic rage and extreme sonic brilliance, Head Cage is a true work of extreme metal art, that with the addition of a bass player, is hands down their most dynamic and heaviest recording to date.

Extremely limited grey vinyl edition exclusive to UK and Irish stores.


DEATH - The Sound Of Perseverance - 2 x LP + bonus LP €56.99 (Relapse)

Death's classic final album featuring expanded packaging and a bonus 3rd LP of bonus songs.


FACTORY FLOOR - Transform/Wonder - 12" € (Heart Of Data)

Transform and Wonder will be the second 12" release on Factory Floor's own imprint H/O/D Records. Transform, Inspired by the Fritz Lang sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis and specifically Maria's transformation from human into the robot, reveals itself in a haze of accumulating ambience and scattered percussion that evolves into the heavy repetitive bass groove reassuringly stabilizes Maria's journey into metamorphosis. The slow tempo and atmospheric wash of synths and electronics on side B 'Wonder' offering a hesitant hush contrast.


BEAK> - Brean Down - 7" €9.99 (Invada)

Beak> release ‘Brean Down’ on 7” vinyl and digital download single with the B-side ‘WAWPSY’. Showcasing the lyrical side of Beak>, ‘Brean Down’ sounds as though Nirvana are gatecrashing a Bronx B-Boy convention. From their forthcoming album '>>>'.


PRESSURE SOUNDS:

DIGGORY KENRICK & THE PROPHET ALLSTARS - Oppression - 10" €10.99 (Pressure Sounds)

3 tough cuts loosely based on the Rockfort Rock rhythm.


DAVID ISSACS / FREDDIE McKAY - Jah Love I / It De Hay - 10" €10.99 (Pressure Sounds)

2 Phil Pratt things on Pressure Sounds.


LEE PERRY & DIGGORY KENDRICK - The Antisnake - 10" €10.99 (Pressure Sounds)

4 cuts to the Junior Byles/Scratch rhythm 'The Long Way'


RONNIE DAVIS - Strange Things/Black Cinderella - 10" €10.99 (Pressure Sounds)


DIGGORY KENDRICK / LEE PERRY / ADDIS PA/BLO - Chim Cherie - 10" €10.99 (Pressure Sounds)

4 cuts to the archetypal Chim Cherie/Billy Jean rhythm!


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