THE GATHERING: Transcending Records To Release Limited Vinyl And Cassette Editions Of Mandylion And Nighttime Birds; Preorders Available Now
― dow, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 03:13 (four months ago) link
Transcending Records is pleased to issue the only North American vinyl pressings of Mandylion and Nighttime Birds from legendary Dutch metal/rock unit THE GATHERING. Initially released via Century Media Records in 1995, Mandylion is THE GATHERING's third studio offering and first to feature the now-iconic vocals of Anneke van Giersbergen. The album was recorded and mixed at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany under the guidance of Siggi Bemm and Waldemar Sorychta and has since become a cult classic. Transcending's initial pressing of the record in March of 2020 sold out before it even arrived from the manufacturing plant. Don't miss out on the second pressing featuring two new color variants -- white with red/black splatter and gold marble -- limited to 200 copies each, as well as traditional black, limited to 100 copies. This release is exclusive to North America and will not be distributed in Europe. The band will have copies available for sale when the release is available. Mandylion will also get its first official cassette pressing in over two decades (limited to 100 copies)! Additionally, Transcending will release a CD edition of Mandylion, limited to 300 copies, and shipping now. 100% of the profits of the CD will go directly to THE GATHERING. Mandylion will be released on February 19th, 2021. ighttime Birds is THE GATHERING's fourth full-length first released by Century Media Records in 1997. The album was again recorded at Woodhouse Studios with producer Siggi Bemm. Nighttime Birds was a logical follow up to Mandylion, breathing the same atmosphere. Wrote All Music Guide, "Anneke van Giersbergen's voice often recalls Björk and may range from a powerful, throaty wail to a sweetly tuneful caress that belies her deliberate, crunching musical accompaniment. As with Mandylion, THE GATHERING no longer really sounds like a traditional death metal band; the music is mostly melodic (yet tinged with sorrow), slow to mid-tempo progressive metal, with van Giersbergen's distinctive voice soaring above the band's nicely varied textures." Transcending's limited vinyl edition of Nighttime Birds will be available in white with green/black splatter (200), white and green color-in-color (200), and traditional black (100). Like Mandylion, it will also receive the cassette treatment (limited to 100 copies). Nighttime Birds will be released on February 19th, 2021. Starting as a raw, death metal influenced band, and creating what later could be called gothic metal, THE GATHERING has been an extraordinary group since the early '90s. On their early more obscure albums, Always (1992) and Almost A Dance (1993), THE GATHERING were among the first acts to combine male grunts with female voices. As innovators of this unique style, they became a role model for the likes of Within Temptation, Evanescence, and Nightwish. Vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen, who joined the band in 1994, proved to be an unstoppable growing vocal talent with an infectious, emotional, and heart-warming voice. From their rough metal roots, to the atmospheric sounds of Mandylion and dreamy, profound songs on Nighttime Birds, to their later musical endeavors within the progressive/triprock field, the Dutch collective has always remained true to themselves while building up a continuously increasing fan base.https://files.constantcontact.com/28b23da7301/8f542963-46f8-4110-ae3b-28c842d03d6d.jpg
Links to pre-order etc.: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1114457189250&ca=317e79bc-550e-4dc4-b94f-e4412cdc7b81
― dow, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 03:20 (four months ago) link
Strut store lists a bunch of upcoming releases, with track lists, but no notes, will post any more info as it becomes available---meanwhile, you can pre-order these:
El Hal / The FeelingElectric JalabaSTRUT226DMarch 12, 2021More info, audio: https://strut.k7store.com/release/200975-electric-jalaba-el-hal-the-feeling
― dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:23 (four months ago) link
KologoAlostmenSTRUT234DJanuary 29, 2021More info, audio:https://strut.k7store.com/release/200161-alostmen-kologo
Several more here, but some may not be reissues:https://strut.k7store.com/
― dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:30 (four months ago) link
Also, from Strut's picks for Best of 2020, some reissues I missed:
LÉVE LÉVE Sao Tomé & Principe sounds 70s-80s
he two Portuguese-speaking African islands of Sao Tomé & Principe, located in the Gulf of Guinea, created an unique music called Puxa : a refined mixture of various musical components from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A blend of Semba, Merengue, Kompas, Soukouss, Coladeira patterns, often pushing forward with a voodoo-like energy, solid bass lines, delicate melodies and backing harmonies of the rich Sao Tomean melodic traditions. Very first compilation focusing on the golden age of these island’s sounds, the 16 tracks selected will surely set fire on all dance floors !
Léve-Léve is the first ever compilation devoted to music from São Tome and Principe, two small islands situated off the coast of Gabon in central Africa. The album unravels a story of liberation where the music of Africa, Europe and the Americas unify with a carefree spirit personified by a phrase the islanders use all the time: “léve, léve” (“take it easy”). With echoes of Angolan semba and merengue, of Brazilian afoxê, of coladeira from Cape Verde and dance music from the Caribbean, it is a sound fiercely proud of its island heritage, sung in local dialects and using distinctive local rhythms.
On this record you can hear the cultural and social history of São Tome and Principe, and how live music represented its beating heart. Once known as the “Chocolate Islands” (remarkably, these two tiny islands were the largest cocoa producers in the world, though now this title acts as a reminder of its colonial past), through the years leading up to independence from Portugal, music would be a fundamental voice of liberation and conviviality. Os Úntués were one of the first groups to make an impression, releasing a couple of 7 inches in Angola – the litmus test of success for any of the islands’ groups. They united unique rhythms and dances like socopé, puita and dança-congo – borne from the islands’ largely slave-descendant population – with the sound of pop music beamed in on the radio from Europe, even adding in a little bit of soukous and Brazilian instrumentation. Their main rivals were Conjunto Mindelo, who fused São Toméan rhythms with rebita, an Angolan style, to create high energy puxa, a truly original island rhythm.
From the mid-1970s, coinciding with independence from Portugal in 1975, the islands’ groups featured an even stronger African influence and nowhere was that more apparent than with Africa Negra. They would listen to the latest records from Gabon, Zaire and Cameroon, taking inspiration and trying out phrasing from the greats of Central African guitar playing, developing a devoted fan base off the islands, as well as on. A score of other bands would follow a similar musical path, with a few getting their dues overseas in Angola, Cape Verde, Portugal and across Africa.
Os Leonenses (led by the iconic Pedro Lima), Conjunto Sangazuza, Sum Alvarinho and Conjunto Ecuador were just some of the other bands that formed a lively home-grown music scene that lit up the islands’ bars and open-air shows from the 1950s through to the mid-90s. Regardless of class or age, they were responsible for keeping the population entertained come the weekend, with Sunday matinee shows the highlight of the week, the music not stopping from midday until midnight.
As a Portuguese island colony that was for many years populated with slaves brought from Africa, São Tome and Principe has much in common with other Lusophone countries and boasts a richly complex and idiosyncratic musical DNA. Whilst the musical tapestries of Angola and Cape Verde are well known, São Tome and Principe’s secrets were assigned to the islanders themselves. Until now. https://lesdisquesbongojoe.bandcamp.com/album/l-ve-l-ve-sao-tom-principe-sounds-70s-80s
― dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:40 (four months ago) link
Long Time Agoby Azumah
Originally released in 1989, these original compositions are steeped in South African musical traditions yet infused with the singular visionary craft of Smiles Makama, the innovator and wizard from eSwatini (Swaziland). Mbiras, marimbas, percussions, musical bows and bewitching vocal harmonies sustain political and spiritual mantras for an ecstatic trip reminiscing of the best work of Nana Vasconcelos, Don Cherry, Malombo and Soweto based band BCUC.
Azumah was the coming together of a group of talented young dancer-musicians from Soweto (South Africa) with musician and instrument-maker Smiles Mandla Makama of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). ‘Long Time Ago’ is the surprising and enticing, resultant album from 1985, recorded in the house of theatre stalwarts Des and Dawn Lindberg in Johannesburg.Produced by David Marks (3rd Ear Music, Hidden Years Music Archive Project), Des Lindberg and Smiles Makama, this album takes us back to a priceless musical moment in the dark and wild eighties of apartheid South Africa. Smiles Makama is a gifted and visionary music-maker. He was born in South Africa but grew up in eSwatini, the small kingdom enveloped by South Africa and Mozambique on each side. He tells the story of the process leading to the... more:https://nyaminyamirecords.bandcamp.com/album/long-time-ago-2
― dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:47 (four months ago) link
Aichaby Maalem Mahmoud Gania
...The resulting album, after the dizzying intensity of the opening song, offers more relaxed, laid back interpretations of the Gnawa ritual repertoire, and a deeper, more gentle sound than our previous Gania release, Colours of the Night. The album shines a light on Mahmoud's virtuoso guimbri playing and mastery of Gnawa songcraft, and is a standout amongst his many cassette releases.
The album comes with extensive sleeve notes written by Tim Abdellah Fuson, Berkeley scholar and curator of the excellent Moroccan Tape Stash blog.https://maalemmahmoudgania.bandcamp.com/album/aicha
― dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:54 (four months ago) link
Several more reissues (along w a few new releases, incl. Beatrice Dillon's v. excellent Workaround) are linked from this playlist:https://www.buymusic.club/list/strut-records-struts-bandcamp-favourites-2020
― dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:57 (four months ago) link
Just pre-ordered these from Cherry Red. They come out February 26, so I'll have long since forgotten about them by the time they arrive, something I always enjoy.
Georgia Satellites, Ultimate Georgia Satellites 3CD set (all three of their Elektra albums, plus 18 B-sides and bonus tracks)
Toe Fat, Bad Side Of The Moon – An Anthology 1970-1972 (2CD set with both of their albums plus a non-LP single)
― but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 19 December 2020 00:52 (four months ago) link
Philadelphia pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali was legendary for only appearing on one album, ever, despite being beloved among jazz musicians and some fans. That album, The Max Roach Trio Featuring the Legendary Hasaan, came out in 1965, and it's killer. A few months later, he recorded a session of his own for Atlantic featuring Odean Pope on sax, Art Davis on bass, and Kalil Madi on drums. It was shelved because Hasaan got arrested, and the tapes went up in the Atlantic warehouse fire of 1978, but now an acetate has been discovered, and Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album will be released on LP and CD in March 2021. Pre-order it here.
― but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 20 December 2020 13:52 (four months ago) link
Yeah I love that album, nice!
― brimstead, Sunday, 20 December 2020 22:21 (four months ago) link
(the og one with max roach)
On-U Sound present comprehensive New Age Steppers reissue campaignThe seminal group fronted by Ari Up of The Slits (RIP) Four studio LPs reissued alongside album of unreleased music, plus anthology boxset, all released 19th March 2021 A loose studio collective centred around the musical partnership of Adrian Sherwood and Ari Up from The Slits, New Age Steppers existed on-and-off from 1980 to 2012. Notable for bringing musicians from the post-punk and reggae scenes together, their records feature contributions from members of The Pop Group, The Raincoats, Flying Lizards, Roots Radics, Aswad and Creation Rebel. This reissue campaign features:Their first 3 classic studio albums back on vinyl for the first time since original release in the early 80s: New Age Steppers, Action Battlefield and Foundation Steppers A first time vinyl pressing of the posthumous 2012 Love Forever album, with sleeve by Vaughan Oliver collaborator Chris Bigg of v23 A new LP of outtakes and rarities, Avant Gardening (in the On-U tradition of albums such as Return Of The Crocodile, Displaced Masters and Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi) New sleevenotes for all LPs by Oli Warwick featuring interviews with Adrian Sherwood and other key players A 5CD + 32 page book boxset anthology of all their work for the On-U Sound label, Stepping Into A New AgeNew Age Steppers launched On-U as the first act to release both a single and album on the label, and it's fitting to have these brilliant records back out in the world, as the label celebrates its 40th anniversary in 20
― but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 7 January 2021 15:21 (four months ago) link
The Misunderstood: Children Of The Sun, The Complete Recordings 1965-1966Misunderstood (The)
£11.99Released February 26, 2021.
CHILDREN OF THE SUN finally assembles The Misunderstood’s entire known output from 1965-1966 onto one package, suitably re-mastered by Alec Palao. With incisive sleeve-notes from Mike Stax (Ugly Things) and involvement with various original band members, and a handsome design from Andy Morten (Shindig!), this is truly the definitive document of a legendary underground band, assembled by those who love their music.
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The Misunderstood: Children Of The Sun, The Complete Recordings 1965-1966 quantitySKU: CRSEG086DCategories: Grapefruit, PhysicalTags:60s,psychedelia,the misunderstood
• The Misunderstood must rank as one of the greatest cult bands of the sixties psychedelia era. The band began forging their innovative sound in Riverside, California, where they were discovered by DJ John Peel (then working in the US as John Ravenscroft). Having cut a few recordings locally, the band relocated to the UK on Peel’s recommendation.
• In London, The Misunderstood signed to Fontana Records to cut what are consider six landmark tracks. Issued that December, ‘I Can Take You To The Sun’ remains a high watermark of the original psychedelia era and was backed by an explosive version of Bo Diddley’s ‘Who Do You Love’, but the band broke up soon afterwards when singer Rick Brown was drafted. A second single, the blistering psych rock of ‘Children Of The Sun’ (backed by the anti-war gem ‘I Unseen’) was belatedly issued in February 1969 when a new line-up of the band re-signed to the label.
• In 1982, Cherry Red released the landmark compilation LP, Before The Dream Faded, which not only unveiled two further Fontana recordings, the high octane ‘Find The Hidden Door’ and ‘My Mind’ but also collated seven archive tracks from the band’s Riverside days. Since then, additional recordings have surfaced on various retrospectives.
• CHILDREN OF THE SUN finally assembles The Misunderstood’s entire known output from 1965-1966 onto one package, suitably re-mastered by Alec Palao. With incisive sleeve-notes from Mike Stax (Ugly Things) and involvement with various original band members, and a handsome design from Andy Morten (Shindig!), this is truly the definitive document of a legendary underground band, assembled by those who love their music.
DISC ONE1. CHILDREN OF THE SUN2. MY MIND3. WHO DO YOU LOVE4. I UNSEEN5. FIND THE HIDDEN DOOR6. I CAN TAKE YOU TO THE SUN7. I’M NOT TALKING (Unedited UK Vsn) *8. I UNSEEN (IBC acetate)9. MY MIND (IBC acetate)10. FIND THE HIDDEN DOOR (IBC Acetate)11. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (IBC Acetate 1)12. WHO’S BEEN TALKING13. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO14. I’M NOT TALKING (Gold Star Version)15. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (IBC Acetate 2) *
Tracks 12, 13 first released as single, 1966Tracks 2, 5 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982)Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984Tracks 8-11 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004Track 7: unedited version of 1966 recording first released onBefore The Dream Faded.
* previously unissued
DISC TWO1. SHE GOT ME (Version 1)2. I NEED YOUR LOVE3. I CRIED MY EYES OUT4. CRYIN’ OVER LUV5. END OF TIME6. LIKE I DO7. SHE GOT ME (Version 2)8. WHY9. BURY MY BODY10. DON’T BREAK ME DOWN11. GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT12. THUNDER ‘N LIGHTNIN’13. I UNSEEN (Riverside version)14. SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER15. I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU16. YOU GOT ME DIZZY17. GOIN’ TO NEW YORK18. BLUES WITH A FEELING
Tracks 2-4, 6 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984Tracks 15-18 first released on The Legendary Gold Star Album/Golden Glass, 1997Tracks 1, 5, 7-13 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004
― Stevolende, Thursday, 7 January 2021 20:18 (four months ago) link
Great to get pretty much everything in one place. I think what isn't there is outside the timeline.Have loved the band since I got the e.p. then the Before tHe Dream Faded lp when i was like 14 and they were just coming out.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 7 January 2021 20:20 (four months ago) link
Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules are being deluxe-ified on March 5 with tons of live stuff as bonus material.
HEAVEN AND HELL: DELUXE EDITION2-CD Track ListingDisc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)1. “Neon Knights”2. “Children Of The Sea”3. “Lady Evil”4. “Heaven And Hell”5. “Wishing Well”6. “Die Young”7. “Walk Away”8. “Lonely Is The Word” Disc Two: Bonus Tracks1. “Children Of The Sea” – Live B-Side Of “Neon Knights” *2. “Heaven And Hell” – Live B-Side Of “Die Young” *3. “Lady Evil” – 7” Mono Edit (unreleased on CD)Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980)4. “Neon Knights” *5. “Children Of The Sea” *6. “Heaven And Hell” *7. “Die Young” *Hammersmith Odeon, London (Dec 31, 1981- Jan 2, 1982)8. “E5150”9. “Neon Knights”10. “Children Of The Sea”11. “Heaven And Hell”
MOB RULES: DELUXE EDITION2-CD Track ListingDisc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)1. “Turn Up The Night”2. “Voodoo”3. “The Sign Of The Southern Cross”4. “E5150”5. “The Mob Rules”6. “Country Girl”7. “Slipping Away”8. “Falling Off The Edge Of The World”9. “Over And Over”
Bonus Tracks10. “The Mob Rules” – Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version11. “Die Young” – Live B-Side Of “Mob Rules” 7” *12. “The Mob Rules” – New 2021 Mix **Live At The Hammersmith Odeon London (31/12/81 - 2/1/82)13. “Country Girl”14. “Slipping Away” 15. “The Mob Rules”16. “Voodoo”Live At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 1982 17. Intro **18. “Neon Knights” ** Disc Two: Bonus TracksLive At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 19821. “N.I.B.” **2. “Children Of The Sea” **3. “Voodoo” **4. “Black Sabbath” **5. “War Pigs” **6. Drum Solo **7. “Iron Man” **8. “The Mob Rules” **9. “Heaven And Hell” **10. Guitar Solo **11. “Sign Of The Southern Cross/Heaven And Hell” – Reprise **12. “Paranoid” **13. “Children Of The Grave” **
― but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 15:21 (three months ago) link
Currently on Night Flight Plus TV streaming, maybe later otherwise:A Night with Lou Reed is an intimate visual record of Reed's legendary 1983 sold-out engagement at The Bottom Line in New York City. Fronting the most musically articulate band he had ever assembled--Reed and Robert Quine on guitar, Fernando Saunders on bass and Fred Maher on drums--Reed performs a treasure trove of his best hits. The energy and interplay on stage is so intense that it grabs the raw nerve of rock 'n' roll urgency.https://www.nightflightplus.com/videos/a-night-with-lou-reed/60022440a8ccbe0001b9304e
The legendary and infamous New York Dolls at their best! Amazing rare live clips and interviews filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck in the 70s. Footage from early shows in NYC all the way to the TV studios, clubs and swimming pools of Los Angeles. Black and white film was never so colorful! Includes ripping versions of "Personality Crisis," "Who Are the Mystery Girls'" "Babylon" and more.https://www.nightflightplus.com/videos/new-york-dolls-lookin-fine-on-television/589c30d3fef27c104501c2e0
― dow, Saturday, 16 January 2021 17:51 (three months ago) link
SOUL JAZZ RECORDSSee All EpisodesSOUL JAZZ RECORDS (09/01/2021)Rachael Bird • January 9, 2021
Hear Stuart every Saturday morning with two hours of soul, jazz and world music. This show features tracks from The Clark Sisters, Groove Assassin and Saint Paul.All shows stashed here:https://sohoradiolondon.com/?s=soul+jazz
― dow, Saturday, 16 January 2021 17:55 (three months ago) link
From The Allen Ginsberg Project:Big news announced this week, the upcoming (April 2021) CD release by Omnivore Recordings of Howl at Reed College (from February, 1956, the first recorded reading).Variety in its announcement notes the background:
“The tape went forgotten until 2007, when author John Suiter found it in a box at Reed’s Hauser Memorial Library while doing research on another poet who read at the college that day, Gary Snyder. Its discovery made the news after being verified the following year. But it was to still go unheard to the general public until a Hollywood-Oregon connection made its release inevitable.
Reed named Dr. Audrey Bilger its president in 2019. Bilger happens to be married to Cheryl Pawelski, the Grammy-winning co-founder of Omnivore Recordings, who had moved to Oregon herself upon Bilger’s appointment. Omnivore already had history with Ginsberg, having released The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience in 2017 and The Last Word on First Blues in 2016. Using her existing connections with the Ginsberg estate, Pawelski sent the tape to Grammy Award-winning engineer Michael Graves to have it transferred, restored and mastered.”
Chris Lydgate in Reed Magazine tells more:
Its first public reading took place at San Francisco’s famous Six Gallery in October, 1955. Along with Ginsberg, the evening included readings by Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Philip Lamantia, and Michael McClure. Poet Kenneth Rexroth was the emcee; Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Neal Cassady were in the audience. Unfortunately, no one thought to record this historic moment. Ginsberg was recorded reading the poem at Berkeley a few months later in March, 1956, and for many years literary historians thought that recording was the first. But they were wrong. Earlier in 1956, Ginsberg and Snyder went hitchhiking through the Pacific Northwest, and arrived at Reed, where they decided to hold a poetry reading in the common room of the Anna Mann dormitory. On February 14, Ginsberg read the first section of “Howl,” still very much a work in progress. And this time, someone brought a tape recorder.”links: https://allenginsberg.org/2021/01/f-j-15-2/
― dow, Saturday, 16 January 2021 17:59 (three months ago) link
I like Byard Lancaster, esp. his album incl. Sonny Sharrock, It's Not Up To Us, released in 1968, on Vortex, baby. Much later w Ronald Shannon Jackson, Laswell, Arcana--he did a lot of other stuff too, certainly Philly-wise, like it says here:
"From A Love Supreme to The Sex Machine!" The personal musicalmantra of the late Philadelphia reedman Byard Lancaster informed anopen-minded and varied lifetime in jazz.Strut presents one of Lancaster’s lesser known classics, ‘My Pure Joy’, recorded in 1992 for Black Fire. Lancaster had initially cut his musical teeth with the avant-garde on New York’s Lower East Side in the 1960s (famously on sessions with pianist Dave Burrell and drummer Sunny Murray) and in Paris during the ‘70s after an appearance at the Actuel festival but, throughout his career, his path was built around community engagement, positivity and “the Philly jazz sound, Germantown style.” He became an ambassador for the music of the City Of Brotherly Love, starting his own Dogtown label, helping launch the Philly Jazz imprint and campaigning tirelessly to improve the circumstances of the city’s street musicians. Lancaster’s sessions for Black Fire were planned following a gig at Caverns Jazz Club in Washington DC. “Jimmy Gray of Black Fire and I originally met during the ‘riotous blisters’ of the late Sixties there,”explained Lancaster. “We became the best of friends.” Backed by a bandof Philly musicians including percussionist Keno Speller and Baba RobertCrowder (drummer for Olatunji and Art Blakey), the album also featured the Drummers From Ibadan led by Tunde Kuboye, another influential figurededicated to community jazz with whom Lancaster had bonded whileteaching in Lagos. The result was a free-flowing set of spirituality andpositivity, built around full band groove workouts, solo pieces and heavyAfrican roots. “We had big fun documenting this music,” rememberedLancaster. The message of the album remains as relevant today as ever, “Idedicate this album to all African Americans in the USA. To the youth, I ask ‘What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?’”Originally delayed by three years because of cashflow issues within BlackFire, ‘My Pure Joy’ eventually surfaced as one of the label’s final CDreleases in 1995 and has never before appeared on vinyl. creditsreleases February 26, 2021Will be available in mp3/wav, as stand-alone or incl. with Vinyl, CDhttps://strut.k7store.com/release/213107-byard-lancaster-my-pure-joy
― dow, Monday, 18 January 2021 00:31 (three months ago) link
Beyond their highly sought after 1978 album Festa Para Um Novo Rei - home to the mystical jazz-funk classic ‘Vidigal’ and released on Philips’ iconic Musica Popular Brasileira Contemporanea series (MPBC) - little is known about Marcos Resende & Index, even to aficionados of obscure Brazilian music. Far Out Recordings issue their previously unreleased self-titled debut album from 1976, contributing a crucial missing work from the glory days of progressive Brazilian instrumental music.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/marcos-
― dow, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 23:30 (three months ago) link
Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba.
The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.
The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, published in November, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.
The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.
The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.
Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.
*Please note the vinyl sticker of this album says "+download code" but it's a mistake! There is no download with this particular album. Sorry for this error!3-LP, 2-CD. More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/cuba-music-and-revolution
― dow, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:43 (three months ago) link
Here's the book, looks great: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/original-album-cover-art-of-cuban-music-
― dow, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:44 (three months ago) link
This press sheet says the album is Out Today, may mean UK---Amazon US says Feb. 12 (they'll have both the vinyl and CD sets, supposedly).
― dow, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:49 (three months ago) link
Catching up w this: Where to Begin with Touch and Go Records on Bandcamphttps://daily.bandcamp.com/lists/touch-and-go-list
― dow, Thursday, 21 January 2021 23:37 (three months ago) link
Continuing the 50th celebrations and following December’s special multi-format release of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, The Kinks return again with the unveiling of The Moneygoround one-man show live stream - available to watch as a one time broadcast HERE at The Kinks’ YouTube channel on January 29th at 8PM (GMT). Subscribe to the channel now to set a reminder.
Ray commented: “The Moneygoround' is a one-man show documenting a character facing the challenging circumstances of making an album under extreme pressure. This play, similar to a psychodrama, follows the ups and downs of the character as he plays out events in his life. He confronts the dark forces surrounding him after falling into an emotional and financial "hole" eventually he is saved by a song after confiding in his friend, Lola." The 45-minute play is co-written by Ray and Paul Sirett, who worked with him on "Come Dancing" and the BBC Radio 4 play "Arthur." This unique audio-visual production has been intimately filmed with the Actor Ben Norris as the leading Character - https://bennorris.net. The presentation will also feature video content inserts of archive footage. The whole show will also include the "Any Time 2020" lyric video, the "Lola" Unboxing Video, and the "Lola" lyric video.
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, commonly abbreviated to Lola Versus Powerman, or just Lola, is the eighth studio album by The Kinks, recorded and released in 1970. A concept album ahead of its time, it’s a satirical appraisal of the music industry, including song publishers, unions, the press, accountants, business managers, and life on the road. One of the all-time classic Kinks albums.
Although it appeared during a transitional period for The Kinks, Lola Versus Powerman was a success both critically and commercially for the group, charting in the Top 40 in America and helping restore them in the public eye, making it a "comeback" album. It contained two hit singles: "Lola," which reached the #9 US, #2 UK, and Germany - becoming the Kinks' biggest success since "Sunny Afternoon" in 1966 - and "Apeman," which peaked at #5 in the UK and Germany.
The special multi-format release of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One is out now as a lovingly produced Deluxe Box Set, 1LP, Deluxe 2CD, 1CD, and digitally - order here.
The Moneygoround is a show not to be missed!https://thekinks.info/
― dow, Friday, 22 January 2021 01:27 (three months ago) link
LIMITED EDITION PURPLE VINYL
CLASSIC and rare Brazilian album from 1973 including the KILLER bossa dance cut Ain't No Sunshine plus tunes by Edu Lobo, Jobim and Sivuca himself. One of the best Brazil/bossa/jazz dance albums ever! Post- Sergio Mendes, Tropicalia, seriously uplifting and beautiful stuff!More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/sivuca-sivuca
― dow, Friday, 22 January 2021 21:31 (three months ago) link
T2: It’ll All Work Out In Boomland, 3CD DigipakT2
£17.99Released March 26, 2021.
• NEW RE-MASTERED & EXPANDED 3CD DIGIPACK EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1970 ALBUM BY T2• EXPANDED TO INCLUDE TWO ADDITIONAL CDs OF ARCHIVE RECORDINGS FROM 1970 & 1971-1972• NEWLY RE-MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL DECCA MASTER TAPES• WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET & ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a re-mastered and expanded 3CD digipack edition of the cult 1970 album by Progressive Rock power trio T2. Formed in 1970 by PETER DUNTON, a former drummer with GUN, and former members of BULLDOG BREED, guitarist and backing vocalist KEITH CROSS and BERNARD JINKS (bass, backing vocals), T2 officially released one classic studio album during their short career, It’ll All Work Out in Boomland, issued by Decca Records in July 1970. Taking the template established by acts such as THE WHO, CREAM and JEFF BECK GROUP, the maturity of the music belies the young age of the band. Featuring only four tracks, the album’s highlights included No More White Horses, perhaps the piece-de-resistance of the album, an amazingly powerful song with a wonderful horn arrangement, building to a powerful feedback-laden climax and the twenty-minute long Morning.
The album earned much praise upon its release and the band’s live performances hailed the teenager KEITH CROSS as “the new Eric Clapton”, much against his wishes. Despite this, issues with their record company, combined with a general dissatisfaction led to Cross departing the band after the trio had recorded a series of excellent tracks for a potential second album that failed to materialise after the band were dropped by Decca. By 1971 Bernard Jinks had also departed and Peter Dunton formed a new line-up of the band featuring guitarist ANDREW BOWN and bassist JOHN WEIR. This new line-up performed on the UK concert circuit and also recorded a series of fine tracks in the search of a new recording contract. Alas, by the end of 1972 T2 disbanded.
By the new millennium It’ll All Work Out in Boomland had been re-appraised and had attracted a cult following among aficionados of Progressive and Underground rock of the early 1970s, even leading to several tracks being sampled by DJs on Dance tracks. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered from the original Decca master tapes and has been expanded by a further two CDs featuring their later recordings made in 1970 and 1971-1972. T2’s sole Decca album is presented here as a recognised classic of the era. Open your ears to Boomland!
DISC ONE:IT’LL ALL WORK OUT IN BOOMLANDTHE ORIGINAL ALBUM RE-MASTERED
1. IN CIRCLES2. J.L.T.3. NO MORE WHITE HORSES4. MORNING
DISC TWO:T2 – 1970 SESSIONS
1. HIGHWAY2. CAREFUL SAM3. TIMOTHY MONDAY4. CD5. THE MINSTREL6. FANTASY7. T2
DISC THREE:1971 – 1972
1. AND TIME2. LOOKING BACK3. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS4. SEVENTY-TWO5. THE CLOWN6. THE GAMBLER7. CLOSING YOUR EYES8. INTO THE RED9. PDQ
― Stevolende, Saturday, 23 January 2021 11:09 (three months ago) link
― brimstead, Saturday, 23 January 2021 18:17 (three months ago) link
Sacred Reich's The American Way, Surf Nicaragua, and Ignorance are all being reissued by Metal Blade on CD and LP on February 12.
― but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 25 January 2021 18:32 (three months ago) link
LPReissue of 'Spring', the classic 1968 debut album by pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab!
This edition of Shihab’s stunning debut is the first time it has been properly available in over forty years, and the first time it has ever been available outside South Africa. Restored and presented with new liner notes by Valmont Layne, Spring can now be seen for what it is: a peerless masterwork of Cape Jazz, blessed by the presence of the great Mankunku, but truly animated by the subtle vision and original musical spirit of its creator, Ibrahim Khalil Shihab.More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/_36
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 00:55 (three months ago) link
LPKirk Lightsey and Rudolph Johnson with the All StarsHabiba
Never released outside South Africa, and out of print even there since its original release in 1974, Outernational Sounds reissue one of the most sought-after international jazz exclusives ever to appear on South Africa’s famous Gallo imprint – the funky, spiritual and outward bound Habiba. Features Black Jazz records legend, Rudolph Johnson!More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/habiba
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 01:00 (three months ago) link
2xLPbeingBroxburn FunkFIRECRACKER RECORDINGS
Firecracker release this archive material from cult UK techno producer, being, who released some sought-after releases on Andrew Weatherall's Emissions Audio Output sub-label, Special Emissions and also collaborated with Detroit's Claude Young.More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/broxburn-funk
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 01:07 (three months ago) link
LP in stock, CD out of stockNahawa DoumbiaKanawaAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
Awesome Tapes From Africa release 'Kanawa' by Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia, recorded in Bamako with a full ensemble produced by longtime collaborator N'gou Bagayoko.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/kanawa
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 01:14 (three months ago) link
Andrew Weatherall: A Jockey Slut TributeJOCKEY SLUT
BookDON'T MISS OUT on this ESSENTIAL book! An extensive, informative book on main man Andy Weatherall from those who knew him best including ... Bobby Gillespie, Danny Rampling, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Terry Farley and many more!
Andrew Weatherall was the acid house generation’s most inspiring DJ and producer, renowned for his work on Primal Scream’s epoch-defining ‘Screamadelica’ and his own bands Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. As a DJ he was peerless and unpredictable, helming club nights that played techno, rockabilly or music that “never knowingly exceeded 122 bpm.”
Weatherall featured in seminal dance music magazine Jockey Slut many times during its lifetime. All his interviews from the publication are included within this tribute to The Guv’nor. Further articles cover the tenure of his professional life from the mid-80s to 2020. They include his beginnings at the influential Boy’s Own fanzine, his DJ sets at landmark nights Shoom and Sabresonic, and the plethora of ventures he still had running including the Woodleigh Research Project, A Love From Outer Space and festival Convenanza.
Jockey Slut magazine ran from 1993 - 2004. The influential club culture publication was started by John Burgess and Paul Benney as a self published Manchester based fanzine. It became a monthly when it moved to London in 1999. Jockey Slut was notable for being more music-centric, left-field and irreverent than other dance music magazines. It also bagged some real exclusives during its tenure giving first ever interviews to The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and The Avalanches.
Included in the 160 page, perfect bound book edited by founding Jockey Slut editor John Burgess is:
- All Andrew Weatherall's Jockey Slut interviews collated (1993-2004) including Weatherall Gets His Tats Out, I’m A Classic Underachiever, Two Lone Swordsmen and An Audience With... and more.- Further new features and classic articles from Luke Una, Richard Norris, Kris Needs, Joe Muggs, Jim Butler, Mandi James, Lee Brackstone and more.- Brand new 10,000+ word oral history of Andrew Weatherall’s early years from Shoom & Screamadelica to Sabres of Paradise featuring interviews with Bobby Gillespie, Ed Simons, Danny Rampling, Justin Robertson, Andrew Innes, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Anna Haigh, Terry Farley and more.- Retrospective of Andrew Weatherall’s club nights Sabresonic, Bloodsugar, Double Gone Chapel, Wrong Meeting, A Love From Outer Space by John Burgess.All proceeds from the book will go to the charities that were important to Andrew Weatherall: Amnesty International, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Thrombosis UK, Crisis.
More info: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/andrew-weatherall-a-jockey-slut-tribute
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 01:19 (three months ago) link
CDCLASSIC Wolfgang Voigt production from 1997 reissued via Kompakt! 'Zauberberg' laid the foundations for the GAS sound - a noxious blend of dragging orchestral arrangement with the weight of dread-heavy dub.
More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/gas-zauberberg
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:31 (three months ago) link
Following the 1997 release of ZAUBERBERG, Wolfgang Voigt’s ambient GAS project returned with KÖNIGSFORST, a full length that has stood the test of time as a template for introducing fundamentals of 90’s techno into the principles of contemporary electronic music.
KÖNIGSFORST brings glimmers of light into Voigt’s dark, magnificent forest. Melodic strings and brass are added to his signature layers of ominous intensity. The forest path is laid out by distant, muffled kick drums as deeply detuned classical music loops incessantly swirl with no direction.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/gas-knigsforst
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:36 (three months ago) link
Classic material from Wolfgang Voigt's GAS project that originally surfaced on the cult Mille Plateaux label in 2000. An opiated haze that nods to Wagner with ambient techno and drone touches - one to get utterly lost in!
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/gas-pop
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:41 (three months ago) link
New LP Limited red vinyl editionOut of stock
RZAGhost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (Music From The Motion Picture)36 CHAMBERS
Classic RZA score to Jim Jarmusch's meditative tale of honour and code of conduct starring Forest Whitaker and the great Henry Silva. Features appearances by Wu Tang Clan.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/rza-ghost-dog-the-way-of-the-samurai-music-from-the-motion-picture
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:47 (three months ago) link
2×LP In stockCD In stockMP3 In stock100% Dynamite (New Edition)Ska, Soul, Rocksteady & Funk in JamaicaSOUL JAZZ RECORDS
This is the new digitally remastered expanded edition of Soul Jazz Records’ biggest ever selling reggae release, 100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica.
If you didn't get it the first time now's your chance to find out where it all began - all killer no filler!. If you did and wore it out get it now with bonus tracks and free download code!
Since the album’s original release nearly twenty years ago, 100% Dynamite has become a cornerstone of funky reggae music: Eighteen killer tracks that show the influence that American Jazz, Funk and Soul music had on Jamaican Reggae.
100% Dynamite features come serious Jamaican funk by Jackie Mittoo, The Upsetters and Toots & The Maytals, the cream of Jamaica's jazz musicians such as Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks and Lennie Hibbert. Also included here are heavyweight Reggae versions to Soul classics by Marlena Shaw’s ‘Woman of the Ghetto’, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Rocksteady’, Syl Johnson’s ‘Is It Because I’m Black’, William DeVaughan’s seminal ‘Be Thankful’ and more.
100% Dynamite also features revolutionary tunes such as Johnny Osbourne’s ‘We Need Love, Sound Dimension’s ‘Drum Song’ and Lloyd Robinson’s ‘Cuss Cuss’, songs that helped define a unique sound for Jamaican music in the sixties and seventies.
These influences went both ways – check Brentford All Stars massive ‘Greedy G’, the basis for Boogie Down Productions’ ‘Jack of Spades’, or Willie Williams’ ‘Armagideon Time’ later covered by The Clash.
This new expanded edition features seminal tracks from the greatest Jamaican producers – Clement Dodd, Lee Perry, Winston Riley (Techniques) and many more.
The album is available as CD, heavyweight double vinyl (+download), plus digital.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/100-dynamite-2015-edition-ska-soul-rocksteady-funk-in-jamaica
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:55 (three months ago) link
No idear about this, except the hype shouts up my alley,*and* album gets extra points for ugly cover:
LPAmerican GypsyAngel Eyes (1974)MUSIC ON VINYL
This record is so heavy! An absolute bomb! 'Inside Out' is an AWESOME tune! - one of the heaviest bass lines of all-time, super tough Fender Rhodes keys and vocalist Steve Clisby sounds more like Gil Scott-Heron than well Gil Scott-Heron!
'Golden Ring' is like Jon Lucien meets Terry Callier before dropping in and out of wild jazz dance sections. 'Stuck on You' is an UNBELIEVABLY uplifting soulful tune!
This album is one of the most in-demand rare groove releases ever from a group that most people have never heard off.
Pre-order special limited edition GOLD coloured vinylMore info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/american-gypsy-angel-eyes
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 19:13 (three months ago) link
The Original Sound Of Mali (Ltd. Blue Vinyl Edition)Various ArtistsMR BONGO
Killer comp showcasing the rich history of musical innovation from Mali - arguably the most sophiscated form of African music. Vik Sohonie & Dave Buttle have put together a collection of tracks from across the country steeped in Malian culture, and, in particular, the immense hypnotic beauty of Malian music. Featuring Malian musical legends such as Sory Bamba, Rail Band, Mory Kante and Salif Keita, as well as lesser known gems from Idrissa Soumaoro et L’Eclipse de L’Ija.
More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/the-original-sound-of-mali
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 20:07 (three months ago) link
LP out of stockCD in stockAntoinette KonanAntoinette KonanAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
Reissue of Antoinette Konan's self-titled, electro-Baoulé blaster from 1986! This eponymous album features nothing more than her ahoko on the cover. The deceptively simple traditional percussion instrument transformed Ivory Coast’s Baoulé music scene when Konan deployed it against a roaring electrified backdrop of synth, bass guitar and drum machines. This album is a veritable UFO of instrumental force and contemporary pop sensibility landing in a boiling pot of diverse, creative characters inhabiting Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire).
More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/_19[url
― dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 20:17 (three months ago) link
‘Let’s Take It To The Stage’ is basically an album of offcuts but it always sounded really coherent to me...probably my favourite
― X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Friday, 29 January 2021 21:59 (three months ago) link
^^ sorry wrong thread
― X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Friday, 29 January 2021 22:00 (three months ago) link
I agree, though!
― dow, Saturday, 30 January 2021 01:31 (three months ago) link
Mr Bongo has a tracklisting for a cd of that Original Sound of Mali but I couldn't find a cd copy on their site.Has that come and gone already or something?
― Stevolende, Saturday, 30 January 2021 07:22 (three months ago) link
I just now checked that soundoftheuniverse store link in the post: CD still in stock.
― dow, Saturday, 30 January 2021 17:14 (three months ago) link
couldn't find it there when I looked. Looks like it is actually an older release getting a special coloured vinyl release. looks like it actually came out in 2017 from discogs. Looked ion there and they had cd copies but didn't see them on either MR Bongo the release label's page or that Sounds of the universe. maybe search engine needed another specific cos I just got taken to the 2 different vinyl versions
― Stevolende, Saturday, 30 January 2021 17:36 (three months ago) link
I'm still seeing it here: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/_19
― dow, Saturday, 30 January 2021 17:40 (three months ago) link
Klaus SchulzeNext of KinTHE ROUNDTABLE
LPSoundtrack to the 'ozploitation' classic 'Next of Kin' from '82 - a highly stylised psychological thriller scored by none other than ex-Tangerine Dream / Ash Ra Tempel drummer and German electronic music pioneer, Klaus Schulze. The music featured in the film is a unique hybrid of pulsing Giallo-moods and hypnotic 'Berlin-School' electronica.
This is the first time time these recordings have been made available. Remastered from the original master tapes
More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/next-of-kin
― dow, Saturday, 6 February 2021 19:22 (three months ago) link
Vis-A-VisOdo Gu AhorowWE ARE BUSY BODIESAFRICAN
LP Reissue of the second, 1976 album by Ghanian group, Vis-A-Vis! Led by vocalist Isaac 'Superstar' Yeboah and featuring Sammy Cropper on guitar, Slim Manu on bass and Gybson 'Shaolin Kung-Fu' Papra on drums, Vis-A-Vis helped propel K. Frimpong to fame as one of Ghana's most popular stars of the 1970s. On some of Frimpong's albums, they also overlapped as part of his other recording band, the Cubano Fiestas.
More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/odo-gu-ahorow
― dow, Saturday, 6 February 2021 19:31 (three months ago) link
*Steve Reid* w Brandon Ross, whom I know from his work w Henry Threadrill and Harriet Tubman (jazz-rock-hip-hop power trio):
New Life TrioVisions Of The Third EyeEARLY FUTURE RECORDS
LP+Download CodeOfficial super limited-edition bespoke independent press release of this SEMINAL and iconic, 1979, spiritual jazz classic!
Super-rare, spiritual jazz masterpeice from the legendary drummer Steve Reid with Brandon Ross on guitar and David Wertman on bass.
This stunning release includes a 20 page fanzine featuring an in-depth testimonial and interview with Brandon Ross, and an essay by Finders Keepers' Andy Votel, as well as archival photos, scores and reviews. ESSENTIAL!
This album was originally released on Steve Reid's own Mustevic Sound label in New York.
The hypnotic 'Empty Streets' featured on Soul Jazz Records' early Universal Sounds of America release. You may also recognise the cover art as the basis for our book/album project Freedom, Rhythm and Sound made with Gilles Peterson back in 2009.
More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/visions-of-the-third-eye
― dow, Saturday, 6 February 2021 19:40 (three months ago) link
Back in stock:
Trojan---The Story of Trojan RecordsBy Laurence Cane-HoneysettTROJAN
BookMASSIVE new book (300+ pages!)
A lavish, fully illustrated deluxe book, an official history, from the label’s archivist, historian Laurence Cane-Honeysett
Includes hundreds of photographs, record sleeves, labels and archive material, much of it not seen for many years.
― dow, Saturday, 6 February 2021 19:46 (three months ago) link
Coming in April, supposedly. No tracklist yet. Dunno the source of the hyper-capitalized notes below.Following Recent Super-Deluxe Editions And Multi-Format Releases Of Classic Who Albums – ‘My Generation’, ‘Tommy’ And ‘Quadrophenia’, And The Success Of ‘Live At Fillmore’, We Follow With The Who Sell Out – This Set Shaping Up To Be The Most Superlative Of All…!!Released In December 1967 – The Album Reflected A Remarkable Year In Popular Culture. As Well As Being Forever Immortalised As The Moment When The Counterculture And The ‘Love Generation’ Went Global, 1967 Produced Tremendous Musical Upheavals As “Pop” Metamorphosed To “Rock”.Originally Planned By Pete Townshend And The Band’s Managers, As A Loose Concept Album Including Jingles And Commercials Linking The Songs Styled As A Radio London Broadcast – Born Out Of Necessity As The Band’s Managers Wanted A New Album And There Weren’t Enough Songs.The Original Plan Was To Sell Advertising Space On The Album – Jaguar Cars, Coca-Cola Etc. The Jingles Pay Tribute To The Pirate Radio Stations And Expose The Myths Of ‘Pop-Culture’ And Mock Consumer Society – Way Ahead Of Their Time…The Homage To Pop-Art Is Evident In Both The Advertising Jingles And The Iconic Sleeve Design – Created By David King (Art Director At The Sunday Times) And Roger Law (Who Invented Spitting Image) Producing Four Giant Images For Each Band Member – Odorono Deodorant, Medac Spot Cream, Charles Atlas And Heinz Baked Beans (Roger Apparently Caught Pneumonia From Sitting In The Cold Beans For Too Long).Photography By Renowned Portrait Photographer David Montgomery (Rare Out-Takes Included)The Album Is A Bold Depiction Of The Period In Which It Was Made – The Tail-End Of The ‘Swinging-60s’ Meets Pop-Art Mixed With Psychedelia And Straight-Ahead Pop Craft. It’s Glorious Blend Of Classic Powerful Who Instrumentation, Melodic Harmonies, Satirical Lyrical Imagery Crystallised For What Was Only The Group’s Third Album – The Ambition And Scope Is Unrivalled By The Who, Or Any Others From That Period.Within The Bold Concept, Were A Batch Of Fabulous And Diverse Songs – I Can See For Miles (A Top Ten Hit) Is A Who Classic, Rael, A Townshend ‘Mini-Opera’ With Musical Motifs That Reappeared In Tommy And The Psychedelic Blast Of Armenia City In The Sky And Relax Are Among The Very Best Material Of The 1960s.One Of The Most Extraordinary Albums Of Any Era – It’s The Who’s Last ‘Pop’ Album. Two Years Later Came Tommy – A Double Concept Album About A Deaf, Dumb And Blind Kid…“We Were Hoping To Get Free Jaguars. We Got Fifty Tins Of Free Baked Beans”Pete TownshendSuper-Deluxe EditionDisc 1 – Original Mono Mix, Mono As & Bs And Unreleased Mono MixesDisc 2 – Original Stereo Mix And Stereo Bonus TracksDisc 3 – Studio Out-Takes, ‘Fly-On-The-Wall’ Versions Of Early Takes Of Songs From The Album Sessions, ‘Studio Chat’ Etc. – Previously UnreleasedDisc 4 – ‘The Road To Tommy’ Will Contain Stereo Mixes Of The Studio Tracks Recorded In 1968 – Some Previously Unreleased – Plus 1968 As And Bs Mono Mixes (All Tracks Remixed From Original 4 And 8-Track Session Tapes In The Who Vault)Disc 5 – 14 Of Pete Townshend’s Original Demos – Previously Unreleased & Exclusive To This Set…Bonus 7” Discs:Track UK 45 Repro:Decca USA 45 Repro:112 Tracks – Many Unreleased!80-Page, Hard-Back Full-Colour Book, Including Rare Period Photos, Memorabilia &Track Annotation And New Liner Notes By Pete TownshendComments From From Pete Drummond (Radio Caroline DJ), Chris Huston (Talentmasters Studio), Richard Evans (Designer), Roy Flynn (Speakeasy Club Manager), Arnold Schwartzman (Designer) & Andy Neill (Who Biographer)Nine Posters & Inserts, Including Replicas Of…20” X 30” Original Adrian George PosterGig Poster – City Hall, Newcastle: The Who, Traffic, Tremeloes Etc.Saville Theatre 8-Page Programme.Business Card For The Bag O’ Nails Club, Kingly Street.Fan Club Photo Of Group.Flyer For Bath Pavilion Concerts Including The Who.Crack-Back Bumper Sticker For Wonderful Radio London.Keith Moon’s Speakeasy Club Membership CardWho Fan Club Newsletter.https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0130/8714/6043/products/The-Who-Sell-Out-SDE-3D-PACKSHOT-Revised-April-2020-1.jpg
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 6 February 2021 21:42 (three months ago) link
Doctor my eyes!
― The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 February 2021 21:47 (three months ago) link
once again, would love to just have the CDs without all that other crap
― brimstead, Sunday, 7 February 2021 00:24 (three months ago) link
bag o nails business card aside
― brimstead, Sunday, 7 February 2021 00:25 (three months ago) link
Appealing description: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/nancy-sinatra-start-walkin-1965-1976 Also talks about her earliest singles, way before Lee, and I'm intrigued by this passing mention: In fact, the most substantial retrospective, 2011’s Cherry Smiles: The Rare Singles, was released on her own Boots label.
US release: March 12https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Q3oMgDurL._SY355_.jpg
― dow, Monday, 8 February 2021 19:37 (three months ago) link
Cherry Smiles digital-only on Amazon, but nice price. Incl. "Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone?"!
― dow, Monday, 8 February 2021 19:40 (three months ago) link
xgau sez:As Rob Sheffield and I discussed on the Auriculum podcast that went up yesterday, Oh-OK’s miniscule catalogue is commercially available again—though also going fast and also, to be sure, streamable—The Complete Reissue. It comprises 17 songs where the long out-of-print 2002 CD dubbed The Complete Recordings somehow comprises 23. The CD was sequenced so the Athens band’s two legendary EPs occupy the first 10 tracks that lead into 13 live tracks; on the vinyl, four EP tracks are followed by five of the same live tracks before six EP tracks are followed by another two. There’s a sense in which this is a good idea, because the EPs are so legendary that the CD’s live stuff is experienced as a dropoff that’s less pronounced on the vinyl, in part because the material the compilers single out tends more finished and a closer match sonically—no male voices, for one thing. As a result the vinyl homes in more on the distinctly girlish voices of Lynda Stipe and Linda Hopper, who were in fact 19 and 22 when they convened in Athens G-A in 1981 but, crucially, sounded much younger. For further elucidation, I recommend the CD’s liner notes, written by Robert Christgau and Carola Dibbell, our most auspicious collaboration primarily on the strength of Carola’s insights. Details get misty 20 years on, but figure I provide the biz context, which does the job, and Carola most of the many aesthetic apercus, which both sparkle and giggle. Here those liner notes are.Also w links in original text of the above: https://robertchristgau.substack.com/p/oh-ok-then?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMTI4NTEwMSwicG9zdF9pZCI6MzIzMzQxMzMsIl8iOiJEUHFHZSIsImlhdCI6MTYxMzI0ODk2MiwiZXhwIjoxNjEzMjUyNTYyLCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMTcxNjciLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.4zp9GlqhKE9kvmkAGQEMG13S8W1iizvqkIz6h7L9d1E
― dow, Saturday, 13 February 2021 20:50 (two months ago) link
MOTÖRHEAD and Germany… it was always a love affair.
Throughout the Grammy-Award winning band’s illustrious 40-year career, Germany never wavered in its loyal and fanatical support of MOTÖRHEAD’s untouchably loud rock ‘n’ roll, with the band regularly selling out tour after tour. And on December 5, 2012, at the Berlin Velodrom, MOTÖRHEAD played one of their biggest-ever German gigs to 12,000 delirious, delighted and demented MOTÖRHEAD fans during the Kings of The Road Tour.
The event was thankfully recorded, and on April 23rd, Silver Lining Music will proudly present Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin on CD with bonus DVD, double vinyl and via your favored streaming platforms.
Featuring Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is a crowning, definitive statement as to the power the trio had long held. Theirs was a line-up which had spent decades cracking sound barriers, bending ears and decimating lawns worldwide, consistently delivering the Motörgospel to hundreds of thousands of fans, and this line-up was MOTÖRHEAD’s longest serving by a considerable distance (Phil joined in 1984, Mikkey in 1992, and the band played as a trio from 1995 until the band’s final show in 2015).
Throughout Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin their powerful synergy boots its way through the speakers with the boisterous charm and dirty, dangerous, sweaty gusto that was the Kilmister/Campbell/Dee trademark. From the unapologetically furious “I Know How to Die” to a deliciously raucous “Going to Brazil,” Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is all about the thick, raw and liberating power of MOTÖRHEAD live, with longtime producer Cameron Webb bringing his mixing skills to the party as well as doing a 5.1 mix of the DVD. Further highlights include a favorably feral “Rock It,” a rudely raunchy “You Better Run” and a classic one-two haymaker of “Ace of Spades” and “Overkill.” The leading track from the album will be a cranium-cracking “Over the Top,” a song which must be as close to definitive of this band as you’ll ever find.
The whole night was captured by Herwig Meyszner, who has also produced concert films for the likes of Saxon, Exodus and Kreator, with a multi-camera no-shot-missed shoot that captures not just the energy onstage but the energy on the floor. In so many ways, Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is a joyous celebration of Lemmy, Phil, Mikkey and this special night in Germany, and whether a collector completist or newbie to MOTÖRHEAD’s music, Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is a welcome reminder of what real rock ‘n’ roll is truly about.
CD Album with Bonus DVD in Digipak [Worldwide]Double Black Vinyl Album, 180 gm, in Gatefold [Available at Retail World Ex. US & CA and Worldwide via D2C]Boxset [GSA Retail Exclusive and via D2C Worldwide Ex GSA], containing:CD Album with Bonus DVD in DigipakDouble Black Vinyl Album, 180 gm, in GatefoldMotörhead Branded Passport CoverDigital Album & Streaming [Worldwide]
Track Listing:I Know How to Die - Live in Berlin 2012Damage Case - Live in Berlin 2012Stay Clean - Live in Berlin 2012Metropolis - Live in Berlin 2012Over the Top - Live in Berlin 2012Doctor Rock - Live in Berlin 2012String Theory - Live in Berlin 2012The Chase Is Better Than the Catch - Live in Berlin 2012Rock It - Live in Berlin 2012You Better Run - Live in Berlin 2012The One to Sing the Blues - Live in Berlin 2012Going to Brazil - Live in Berlin 2012Killed by Death - Live in Berlin 2012Ace of Spades - Live in Berlin 2012Overkill - Live in Berlin 2012
MOTÖRHEAD:Lemmy Kilmister – Vocals/BassPhil Campbell – GuitarsMikkey Dee – Drums
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― dow, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 21:40 (two months ago) link
The Scissor Girlsby The Scissor Girls
A vinyl pressing of their handmade, self-released demo tape from 1992. From 1991 – 1996, the Scissor Girls reigned as the most jarring, intense, and unpredictable band, the centerpiece of the “Chicago no wave” scene. Their recorded legacy (two LPs, a 10”, and a handful of 7”s) is all highlights, but nothing else sounds quite as friendless and focused as these very first recordings. Seven pin-sharp, searing, precise songs. Limited to 500 copies. Full color old-fashioned "tip-on" sleeve with spot varnish and printed innersleeve.https://thescissorgirls.bandcamp.com/album/the-scissor-girls
― bulb after bulb, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 22:23 (two months ago) link
i'm excited for this:
Belong To The Wind marks Forager Records’ debut release: A lovingly curated collection of crooning psychedelic folk and soul songs gathered from American 45s of the 1970s. The compilation features 10 songs from 10 different acts, each with an indelible story of love, loss, loneliness, and an unrelenting desire to shake the confines of routine existence. This LP aims to shed light on the more opaque cuts of these brooding artists. Many of these songs were recorded at the early stages of a career, at a time when experimenting and searching are pursued with reckless abandon. As a result, these songs are aggressively honest and uncompromising. Many have a distinct sense of the lo-fi DIY variety. Others are polished in production. Some are minimal, tentative and vulnerable. What all of these songs share, is a transportive quality. An uncanny ability to take a captive listener on a search for the soul, and a journey into the bellowing fields of easy reflection.Sit back and enjoy a soft trip through the hazy milieu of a loner’s mind.
This LP aims to shed light on the more opaque cuts of these brooding artists. Many of these songs were recorded at the early stages of a career, at a time when experimenting and searching are pursued with reckless abandon. As a result, these songs are aggressively honest and uncompromising. Many have a distinct sense of the lo-fi DIY variety. Others are polished in production. Some are minimal, tentative and vulnerable. What all of these songs share, is a transportive quality. An uncanny ability to take a captive listener on a search for the soul, and a journey into the bellowing fields of easy reflection.
Sit back and enjoy a soft trip through the hazy milieu of a loner’s mind.
― Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 18:13 (two months ago) link
Within A Few Degrees (W/DVD)Artist: Bob Frank
Folksinger Bob Frank was born and raised in East Memphis. After serving a tour in Vietnam, Frank got his start in the music business as a contract writer for a Nashville publishing house, with a mandate to churn out commercial ditties for the country marketplace. He didn't find success in publishing but he did find a record deal and made his debut release in 1972 for legendary folk/blues/roots label Vanguard. Though he wouldn't have another release for 30 years, his songwriting output was unabated, and he created a huge library of home recordings. While he had all but disappeared from the music business, his songs were recorded by Jim Dickinson, Chris Ledoux, Gary McMahan, Jerry McGill and others. In the early 2000s, he formed his own label and began releasing a string of well-reviewed albums (A Little Gest of Robin Hood, Keep On Burning, World Without End, and more), and at the same time discovered that he had become a cult artist whose work and whereabouts were discussed by many a music connoisseur on the internet. Copies of his Vanguard album had become rare-an eBay treasure that might run you $100. In 2014, Light In The Attic teamed with Vanguard Records and re-released Frank's storied debut. This current release, Bob Frank - Within A Few Degrees, examines the story of that debut and the life of the songwriter afterward and includes never-before-released songs from the eras preceding and proceeding the cult Vanguard album. Bob died in 2019 at his home in El Sobrante, California, but not before sharing his thoughts on the titular film in this set: "I come off as just one more ordinary, fucked up mind!" He loved it.
― dow, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:34 (two months ago) link
From Don Giovanni:Boston No-Wave Progenitors VITAMIN DiscographyRecordings 1981To Be Released April 16thThis release is the first time the collection has been made officially available.
"Vitamin was imbued with the type of self-belief that allows one to ignore all walls. I was a total fan the first time I saw them."-Roger Miller, Mission of Burma (producer of the Vitamin studio session)
“Vitamin refused to ‘act like a band.' (Their performance was) a spontaneous demonstration. They fooled around, had fun on stage, stopped in the middle of songs, made things up [...] They’ve blown off firecrackers and shot hot dogs from canons. We decided to come to the interview prepared for insanity.” - Boston Rock Magazine, 1980.
For Immediate Release: Don Giovanni Records has announced the first official release of the discography from VITAMIN, the inspiring but poorly-documented band from the early 1980s Boston punk scene. Titled Recordings 1981, the collection is available for pre-order now, and will be released April 16th, 2021.
The track "Black Sheep" from the Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma) produced studio recording is available on all streaming platforms and Bandcamp now.https://vitamin1981.bandcamp.com/"> https://vitamin1981.bandcamp.com/
“We’re called VITAMIN, in case you didn’t know,” snarls vocalist / violinist / keyboardist Margie Politzer before the band rips into a set at The Rat, the recording of which is captured in this collection. It was 1979 when Boston teenagers Jason Shapiro and Mike McGlinchey saw the open door of punk as it turned to art-punk and no wave, and scurried straight in. Shapiro was 14. McGlinchey was only a few years older. Neither had played an instrument for long when Vitamin formed. Wide-eyed, the two took-in bands at Boston loft spaces and factory basements, hugely influenced by Pere Ubu label-mates The Girls, the absurdist band of art-school drop-outs. In time, they convinced The Girls ex-violinist, Margie Politzer, to join the band. Margie’s John Cale-inspired violin, her NYC origins and first-hand CBGBs experiences imbued the band with a new spirit. They finally added experienced drummer Chris Gill to complete the line-up.
Inspired by the no-wave impulse to tear rock apart and build something new from the blistering pieces, Vitamin’s sound was raucous and careening but playful, with a dash of conceptualism for good measure. Truly joyful noise. While they existed in Boston at an inspired time for the underground, Vitamin didn’t last long. Margie left the band in the fall of 1981. Jason and Mike became increasingly influenced by the Boston hardcore scene. By 1983 they were no more. But their brief life stands as a difficult-to-top example of art-making for its own sake, and a document of youthful collective creation.
Jason went on to join glam band Celebrity Skin and is now a member of Redd Kross.
Including the band's studio recordings, as well as archival live recordings from several different performances, Recordings 1981 marks the first time the puzzle piece of Vitamin has properly been placed in the larger scope of the evolution of punk and art-rock. Extensive liner notes from Pitchfork contributing writer Jenn Pelly are included in the packaging, which give the brief but impactful history of the band the context it deserves. Pre-order Recordings 1981 out April 16th 2021trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ZJo-Bl8wM
― dow, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 23:17 (two months ago) link
xpanded Digital Editions of The Jacksons Studio Albums--Triumph, Victory, and 2300 Jackson Street - Out Friday, April 30 Martin Luther King & Barack Obama’s Speeches Featured on the “Can You Feel It” Remix Released Today 2LP Vinyl Reissue of The Jacksons Live! Coming Friday, March 26
New York, NY - March 19, 2021 - Epic Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announce the second wave of titles in The Jacksons definitive album project. Expanded digital editions (featuring bonus tracks) of the group's last three Epic studio albums--Triumph (1980), Victory (1984) and 2300 Jackson Street (1989) --will be released Friday, April 30 and available for pre-order starting today. Each album comes with three ‘instant grat’ tracks when preordered.
As part of the project, an exciting new remix of “Can You Feel It” was created by producer/composer Greg Curtis (engineered by Jon Nettlesbey) and executive produced by John McClain:
Can You Feel It: The Jacksons X MLK Remix: Greg Curtis kicks off his production with a roaring drum line and bookends the mix with recordings from the late Martin Luther King’s acclaimed 1968 The Drum Major Instinct speech at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Midway, excerpts from the great Barack Obama’s first inauguration speech inspire. The production is capped with King’s words, “Free at last, Free at last; Thank God Almighty, Free at last.” Listen here. The Jackson’s definitive album project:The expanded digital releases of Triumph, Victory and 2300 Jackson Street are available alongside The Jacksons (1976), Goin' Places (1977) and Destiny (1978), released February 12. The six studio albums recorded by The Jacksons for Epic Records trace the group's spectacular leap from their Jackson 5 boy band roots to their role as avatars of an R&B/pop revolution (1976-1989). Each title includes the original album in its entirety, bundled with additional bonus tracks and may be ordered here:
More details about these reissues:https://www.legacyrecordings.com/the-jacksons-triumph-victory-2300-jackson-street-expanded-digital-editions/
― dow, Saturday, 20 March 2021 01:55 (one month ago) link
Really enjoying Pierre Barouh's Le Pollen! Moody chanson stuff over 1982 production/contributions from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Yasuaki Shimizu, etc
― You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Sunday, 21 March 2021 18:08 (one month ago) link
Oh man---this announcement makes me think of those mega mega Stooges boxes----here's one for John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, and a link for the Ultimate Mix of "Mother" awaits you (admit I'm curious about the raw elements offered up on disc)https://www.umgcatalog.com/news/john-lennons-transformational-and-influential-masterpiece-john-lennonplastic-ono-band-explored
― dow, Thursday, 25 March 2021 00:52 (one month ago) link
Amy Winehouse At The BBC, a 3LP/3CD collection chronicling many remarkable performances, will be released on May 7. Listen to the first 6 tracks now, including "Rehab" and "Take The Box" & be sure to pre-order the album digitally, on 3CD, or on 3LP.https://amywinehouse.lnk.to/AtTheBBCPR?utm_source=dotmailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=99029_UMe%20Newsletter%20%284%2F2%2F2021%29_231803_US&dm_i=4YUZ,24ET,9J3W9,9QRD,1
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 00:24 (one month ago) link
Yall heard this? I haven't.
A Psychedelic Brazilian Holy Grail: José Mauro 'A Viagem Das Hora'
Recorded in 1970 at Odeon studios in Rio de Janeiro: the same time and place as all the music he ever recorded, José Mauro's A Viagem Das Horas wasn't released until six years later, when label owner and producer Roberto Quartin licensed the tracks to fellow Brazilian label Tapecar, who curiously released the album with several tracks already released on Obnoxius. Finally, over half a century on, A Viagem Das Horas will be released with three never before heard tracks, "Rua Dois", "Moenda'' and "Variação Sobre Um Antigo Tema", as Mauro and Quartin had originally intended.More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/a-viagem-das-hora
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 00:35 (one month ago) link
A Spitboy complete discography reissue, my mind can't take it.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 15:14 (one month ago) link
Seefeel reissues! vinyl package of EP tracks and a comp (multiple formats) of Warp and Rephlex albums and EPs titled Rupt and Flex 1994-96
― You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:00 (one month ago) link
oh, and an expanded Succour AND (Ch-Vox) (which I don't really know enough about to know whether I should be excited) and a live 12". Warp going all out with one of their less appreciated treasures; one loves to see it
― You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:05 (one month ago) link
Duke Reid International Disco SeriesThe Complete CollectionDoctor BirdReggae, Ska and rocksteady, DJ, Dancehall, Essential classics
Everything (1 items)Duke Reid International Disco SeriesThe Complete CollectionDoctor BirdDuke Reid International Disco SeriesThe Complete CollectionDoctor BirdReggae, Ska and rocksteady, DJ, Dancehall, Essential classics!
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2. DISC 1: Alton Ellis – If I Could Rule The World 3. The Techniques & Ranking Trevor – You Don't Care * 4. The Paragons & Jah Stone – My Best Girl * 5. Phyllis Dillon – Get On The Right Track * 6. Alton Ellis – I Can't Stop Now 7. The Techniques & Jah Walton – Queen Majesty * 8. Joya Landis – Kansas City * 9. Alton Ellis – Ooo Wee Baby 10. Ken Parker – True True * 11. The Paragons & Jah Stone – Riding High / GT.195 * 12. John Holt – Ali Baba + 14. DISC 2: The Techniques & Ranking Trevor – Love Is Not A Gamble * 15. Alton Ellis – I Can't Stand It 16. The Sensations – Those Guys * 17. The Techniques – Travelling Man * 18. The Jamaicans – Peace And Love * 19. The Paragons & Jah Stone – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy * 20. Joya Landis – Moonlight Lover * 21. Alton Ellis & Ranking Trevor – You Make Me Very Happy 22. The Techniques – It's You I Love * 23. Phyllis Dillon – Don't Touch My Tomato * 24. Nora Dean – Barbwire + 25. Alton Ellis & Papa Ritchie – Breaking Up / Phantom In The Jungle 26. The Supersonics – Breaking Up Dub 28. DISC 3: The Sensations & Jah Stone – Baby Love / Westmoreland Flood * 29. The Techniques – You Don't Care (2nd Mix) * 30. Alton Ellis – Chatty Chatty People * 31. The Paragons – The Same Song * 32. Ken Parker – I Should Have Known * 33. Alton Ellis – Cry Tough 34. The Techniques & Jah Walton – I Wish It Would Rain * 35. The Melodians – You Have Caught Me * 36. John Holt – Stealing + 37. Alton Ellis – Remember That Sunday 38. Carl Bryan & The Supersonics – Red Ash + 39. The Jamaicans – Baba Boom Boom * 40. Jah Thomas & The Supersonics – Musical Best *
The first ever comprehensive collection of Treasure Isle discomixes, comprising virtually every 12” single issued, plus 4 previously unissued recordings from the vaults.
The dancehall phenomenon of the late Seventies resulted in renewed interest in the sounds and rhythms of rock steady and early reggae; a development that prompted noted producer Sonia Pottinger to revisit many of the classic recordings in Duke Reid’s legendary Treasure Isle catalogue that she now owned.
The Duke had been a dominant force on the Jamaican music scene during the Sixties and early Seventies, when he had produced an array of hugely popular sides from his famed Treasure Isle studio on Bond Street, Kingston. Upon his premature demise in 1976, Pottinger inherited the business, although it was not until the close of the decade that that the true value of Reid’s work began to be appreciated once more.DVDsStuffGift Voucher
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The Duke had been a dominant force on the Jamaican music scene during the Sixties and early Seventies, when he had produced an array of hugely popular sides from his famed Treasure Isle studio on Bond Street, Kingston. Upon his premature demise in 1976, Pottinger inherited the business, although it was not until the close of the decade that that the true value of Reid’s work began to be appreciated once more.
Aside from re-releasing numerous classic Treasure Isle sides on 7” and a trio of “Hottest Hits” long players, Pottinger also had Treasure Isle sound engineer, Errol Brown, remix many of Reid’s most significant sides, updating the sound to fit the new dancehall style. The result was a series of 12” singles that saw issue in Jamaica on either the Treasure Isle or her own High Note label.
Virtually all of these recordings, along with four previously unreleased sides, feature on this essential collection. And with all but a few of the tracks making their CD debut, this 3CD set is a must for all fans of rock steady, dub and dancehall, as well as admirers of Duke Reid’s inimitable Treasure Isle sound.
* Tracks New To CD
+ Previously Unreleased Trackshttps://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/the-complete-collection
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:12 (one month ago) link
Oops, sorry for multiple pastes of same text!
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:14 (one month ago) link
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/img/NGQ3QVhhTHVZdUFRYldyZEdBVVFkUT09/a0591788251-10.jpgMandalaMandalaMad About RecordsLP Deluxe reissue in thick carton cover w/ OBI strip & insert
**Deluxe reissue of this extremely rare, privately-pressed Brazilian jazz/psych album!**
Mandala made only one eponymous album, recorded in 1971 but released only in 1976. A very rare and influential album, featuring future members of Grupo Um (Nazario and Zeca Assumpcao who also played with Hermeto and Egberto Gismonti) and Pau Brasil (Nelson Ayres) - two seminal bands from the Brazilian instrumental scene of the 80s. The sound is a mix of Jazz Fusion with a Brazilian footprint - with a dash of psychedelic atmosphere and the spiced influence of oriental music.More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/mandala-22-mandala
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:21 (one month ago) link
Joe Gallardo & SolSolMad About RecordsLPReissue of this mega rare latin funk/psych monster inc. a killer version of Ray Barretto's Latin-jazz classic 'El Que Se Fue'!More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/joe-gallardo-sol
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:26 (one month ago) link
Cosmic Discotheque Vol. 4: 12 Junkshop Disco Funk Gems from the 70sVarious ArtistsNaughty Rhythm Records LP
Pulsating, electronic euro-funk, groovy space-disco, acid afro funk and more on this killer, oddball selection of tunes from the more eccentric end of the "disco" spectrum!More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/cosmic-discotheque-vol-4-12-junkshop-disco-funk-gems-from-the-70s
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:30 (one month ago) link
Persian Underground: Garage Rock Beat & Psychedelic Sounds From The Iranian 60s & 70s SceneVarious ArtistsGot It!Amazing collection that gathers some of the rarest Persian 45s. Such an eclectic mix of styles, from garage rock to cool Persian beat, exotic rock&roll and astonishing prog/psych numbers. Featuring female drummer & singer Zangoleah with some killer garage / rockin' tracks, obscure bands like Takkhalha doing a fab cover of the Stones 'Play With Fire' and an amazing take on the Persian traditional song 'Mastom, Mastom', Golden Ring-styled beat by Big Boys, exotic Persian beat by Saeed and Tigers, terrific garage-beat by Ojubeha and the two sides of the Kambiz 45, probably the major discovery from Iran in the recent years and one of the few, if not the only truly Persian prog/psych 45s ever recorded. 1. Zangoleah - Uncle Chainmaker 2. Saeed - Avenue Of Love 3. Big Boys - I Was Thinking About You 4. Zangoleah - Springs 5. Takkhalha - Mastom, Mastom 6. Kambiz - Love Knowledge 7. Kambiz - Way To Life 8. Takkhalha - Rain & Rain 9. Ojubeha - Shirley 10. Takkhalha - Play With Fire 11. Tigers - Take Leila Away 12. Big Boys - Bartender 13. Zangoleah - Wish Map 14. Tigers - Koori Shin BabaMore info:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/persian-underground
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:36 (one month ago) link
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/img/L3NjQS9uZEMzdHEwNGFXYml3TjVkUT09/a0012555631-10.jpgEmanative & Liz ElenskyThe Volume Of The LightHome Planet Recordings LP
Spiritual jazz drummer Nick Woodmansey aka Emanative and singer Liz Elensky find the point where jazz and soul cross electronic music on this stunning, debut album release for Emanative's own Home Planet Recordings. Features guest production and musical accompaniment from the likes of Rocketnumbernine, The Maghreban & Tamar Collocutor, DJ Khalab and the awesome Jessica Lauren! More info, audioLhttps://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/the-volume-of-the-light
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:40 (one month ago) link
Roger WebbAu Pair Girls (Original Unreleased Soundtrack)Trunk Records
Superb unreleased soundtrack from British 1972 sex comedy starring Gabrielle Drake (Nick Drake’s sister) and Rchard O’Sullivan (Gilbert O’Sullivan’s brother!). Brilliant music on many levels, 17 sexy tracks of swinging jet-set jazz, groovy scatty vocals - hell it must be good because it’s on Trunk Records!More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/au-pair-girls-original-unreleased-soundtrack
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:46 (one month ago) link
Don LeisureSteel ZakuskiGroup Bracil
limited orange vinyl edition
Darkhouse Family's Don Leisure whips up instrumental hip-hop led journey through psychedelic USSR prog rock, disco and Soviet-era rare groove!More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/steel-zakuski
― dow, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:53 (one month ago) link
Omnivore Recordings has combined all three volumes of their Buck Owens Complete Capitol Singles (1957-66, 1967-70, 1971-75) into a 6CD box. Gonna buy one later this week, once my Paypal account is topped up.
DISC 1:COME BACKI KNOW WHAT IT MEANSSWEET THINGI ONLY KNOW THAT I LOVE YOUI’LL TAKE A CHANCE ON LOVING YOUWALK THE FLOORSECOND FIDDLEEVERLASTING LOVEUNDER YOUR SPELL AGAINTIRED OF LIVIN’ABOVE AND BEYOND’TIL THESE DREAMS COME TRUEEXCUSE ME (I THINK I’VE GOT A HEARTACHE)I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO KNOWFOOLIN’ AROUNDHIGH AS THE MOUNTAINSMENTAL CRUELTY – Buck Owens & Rose MaddoxLOOSE TALK – Buck Owens & Rose MaddoxUNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LOVEBAD BAD DREAMNOBODY’S FOOL BUT YOURSMIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALLSAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR MEKING OF FOOLSKICKIN’ OUR HEARTS AROUNDI CAN’T STOP (MY LOVIN’ YOU)YOU’RE FOR METHE HOUSE DOWN THE BLOCK
DISC 2:ACT NATURALLYOVER AND OVER AGAINWE’RE THE TALK OF THE TOWN – Buck Owens & Rose MaddoxSWEETHEARTS IN HEAVEN – Buck Owens & Rose MaddoxLOVE’S GONNA LIVE HEREGETTING USED TO LOSING YOUMY HEART SKIPS A BEATTOGETHER AGAINI DON’T CARE (JUST AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME)DON’T LET HER KNOWI’VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAILCRYIN’ TIMEBEFORE YOU GO(I WANT) NO ONE BUT YOUONLY YOU (CAN BREAK MY HEART)GONNA HAVE LOVEBUCKAROOIF YOU WANT A LOVESANTA LOOKED A LOT LIKE DADDYALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS DEAR IS YOUWAITIN’ IN YOUR WELFARE LINEIN THE PALM OF YOUR HANDTHINK OF MEHEART OF GLASSOPEN UP YOUR HEARTNO MORE ME AND YOUWHERE DOES THE GOOD TIMES GOTHE WAY THAT I LOVE YOU
DISC 3:SAM’S PLACEDON’T EVER TELL ME GOODBYEYOUR TENDER LOVING CAREWHAT A LIAR I AMIT TAKES PEOPLE LIKE YOU (TO MAKE PEOPLE LIKE ME)YOU LEFT HER LONELY TOO LONGHOW LONG WILL MY BABY BE GONEEVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODYSWEET ROSIE JONESHAPPY TIMES ARE HERE AGAINLET THE WORLD KEEP ON A TURNIN’ Buck Owens and Buddy AlanI’LL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER Buck Owens and Buddy AlanI’VE GOT YOU ON MY MIND AGAINTHAT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME (IF IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH YOU)CHRISTMAS SHOPPINGONE OF EVERYTHING YOU GOTTHINGS I SAW HAPPENING AT THE FOUNTAIN ON THE PLAZA WHEN I WAS VISITING ROME OR AMORETURKISH HOLIDAY
DISC 4:WHO’S GONNA MOW YOUR GRASSTHERE’S GOTTA BE SOME CHANGES MADEJOHNNY B. GOODEMAYBE IF I CLOSE MY EYES (IT’LL GO AWAY)TALL DARK STRANGERSING THAT KIND OF SONGBIG IN VEGASWHITE SATIN BEDWE’RE GONNA GET TOGETHER Buck Owens & Susan RayeEVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY Buck Owens & Susan RayeTOGETHERNESS Buck Owens & Susan RayeFALLIN’ FOR YOU Buck Owens & Susan RayeTHE KANSAS CITY SONGI’D LOVE TO BE YOUR MANTHE GREAT WHITE HORSE Buck Owens & Susan RayeYOUR TENDER LOVING CARE Buck Owens & Susan RayeI WOULDN’T LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY (IF THEY GAVE ME THE WHOLE DANG TOWN)NO MILK AND HONEY IN BALTIMORE
DISC 5:BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER(I’M GOIN’) HOMERUBY (ARE YOU MAD)HEARTBREAK MOUNTAINROLLIN’ IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMSCORN LIKKERTOO OLD TO CUT THE MUSTARD Buck & BuddyWHAM BAM Buck & BuddySANTA’S GONNA COME IN A STAGECOACH Buck Owens & Susan RayeONE OF EVERYTHING YOU GOT Buck Owens & Susan RayeI’LL STILL BE WAITING FOR YOUFULL TIME DADDYMADE IN JAPANBLACK TEXAS DIRTLOOKING BACK TO SEE Buck Owens & Susan RayeCRYIN’ TIME Buck Owens & Susan RayeYOU AIN’T GONNA HAVE OL’ BUCK TO KICK AROUND NO MOREI LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTSIN THE PALM OF YOUR HANDGET OUT OF TOWN BEFORE SUNDOWNAIN’T IT AMAZING, GRACIETHE GOOD OLD DAYS (ARE HERE AGAIN)
DISC 6:THE GOOD OLD DAYS (ARE HERE AGAIN) Buck Owens & Susan RayeWHEN YOU GET TO HEAVEN (I’LL BE THERE) Buck Owens & Susan RayeARMS FULL OF EMPTYSONGWRITER’S LAMENTBIG GAME HUNTERTHAT LOVING FEELINGON THE COVER OF THE MUSIC CITY NEWSSTONY MOUNTAIN WEST VIRGINIA(IT’S A) MONSTER’S HOLIDAYGREAT EXPECTATIONS (B-Side Version)GREAT EXPECTATIONS (A-Side Version)LET THE FUN BEGIN41ST STREET LONELY HEARTS’ CLUBWEEKEND DADDYLOVE IS STRANGE Buck Owens & Susan RayeSWEETHEARTS IN HEAVEN Buck Owens & Susan RayeTHE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANSRUN HIM TO THE ROUND HOUSE NELLIE (YOU MIGHT CORNER HIM THERE)COUNTRY SINGER’S PRAYERMEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH
― but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 16:43 (three weeks ago) link
I thought there was a drop in quality during Vol. 3, but it's worth streaming/cherrypicking.
― dow, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 16:59 (three weeks ago) link
71-75, that is, the digital promo, but looks like they've added tracks, so maybe an improvement; a lot of the earlier stuff is remarkable for sure.
― dow, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:02 (three weeks ago) link
I have the first volume and it's amazing. And I'm listening to the second volume now and will consider it worthwhile just for "I Wouldn't Live in New York City (If They Gave Me the Whole Dang Town)":
― but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:05 (three weeks ago) link
Ha-ha, yeah, that's a keeper for sure, so bitter.
― dow, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:18 (three weeks ago) link
It gets better — the B-side is all about how much he hates Baltimore:
― but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:20 (three weeks ago) link
― dow, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:40 (three weeks ago) link
dashed good guitar across most of it too I would assume
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:57 (three weeks ago) link
Oh yeah, you can def hear that Beatles, Byrds etc. were listening
― dow, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:58 (three weeks ago) link
This looks inflated to me, but haven't heard a lot of the bonus stuff:
David Bowie 1970 rarities collected on new comp ‘The Width of a Circle’Bill PearisPublished: April 14, 2021
A new compilation of rare David Bowie material the artist recorded in 1970 is on the way. Named for The Man Who Sold the World's opening cut, The Width of a Circle is being billed as a companion piece to that album's 2020 "Metrobolist" reissue, featuring non-LP singles, alternate versions, and BBC sessions, including 21 never-before-released recordings.
More specifically, the two-CD set includes David Bowie and The Hype live performances from early 1970 -- The Sunday Show where he's introduced by John Peel and Sounds Of The 70’s -- as well as five songs by Bowie from The Looking Glass Murders (aka Pierrot In Turquoise) and 2020 Tony Visconti mixes of five tracks including "The Prettiest Star." There's also a 48-page book.
There's also a 10" vinyl The Width of a Circle EP being released, featuring 2020 Visconti mixes of "The Prettiest Star," "London Bye, Ta-Ta," "Memory of a Free Festival," and "Holy Holy."
Additionally, Rhino is releasing a picture disc version of The Man Who Sold the World that comes with a Bowie poster.
The Width of a Circle set and the two vinyl releases will be out May 26 via Rhino and are available for pre-order now. Check out the full tracklist for the two-CD set, as well as the artwork for the vinyl releases, below.https://www.brooklynvegan.com/david-bowie-1970-rarities-collected-on-new-comp-the-width-of-a-circle/
― dow, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 23:57 (three weeks ago) link
Another archival Swell Maps release, Mayday Signals, is out June 4 from Easy Action. Looks like a lot of it precedes the first LP. This is one of those bands where you would think the barrel would be empty, but apparently not? A comprehensive box set would be useful but maybe not cutup/random enough in spirit.
― eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 15 April 2021 01:17 (three weeks ago) link
Thanks! Keep getting these UMG enewsletters w vinyl bloat, but here's a couple of relative rarities that may be fanworthy:
Off the Soundboard
Recorded in Japan in 2001, this marks the first in a series of upcoming live releases by the band, and will be pressed on exclusive 3LP crystal clear vinyl with bone swirl, plus 3LP black vinyl, 2CD & digital. Out 6/11
Frank Zappa - Zappa '88:
The Last US Show
The last show Frank Zappa ever played in the U.S. has been newly remixed from the digital master tapes, and features the first official release of “The Beatles Medley,” plus 25 unreleased tracks. Available on digital, 2CD, or 4LP black or purple vinyl. Zappa Store says "this item will ship on or around June 18", same for 2-CD edition, and adds,The live concert material is taken from Long Island, NY; Providence, RI & Towson, MD and newly remixed from the 48 track digital master tapes. It features the first official release of “The Beatles Medley” along with over 25 unreleased performances and liner notes by FZ’s drummer, Chad Wackerman and Vaultmeister, Joe Travers. track list:
1. “WE ARE DOING VOTER REGISTRATION HERE” 2. THE BLACK PAGE (NEW AGE VERSION) 3 .I AIN’T GOT NO HEART 4. LOVE OF MY LIFE
RECORD ONE: SIDE 2
1. INCA ROADS 2. SHARLEENA 3. WHO NEEDS THE PEACE CORPS? 4. LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO (CORY/CROSS)
RECORD TWO: SIDE 3
1. DICKIE’S SUCH AN ASSHOLE 2. WHEN THE LIE’S SO BIG 3. JESUS THINKS YOU’RE A JERK 4. SOFA #1 5. ONE MAN, ONE VOTE
RECORD TWO: SIDE 4
1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHAD! 2. PACKARD GOOSE PT. I 3. ROYAL MARCH FROM “L’HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT” (STRAVINSKY) 4. THEME FROM THE BARTOK PIANO CONCERTO #3 (BARTOK) 5. PACKARD GOOSE PT. II 6. THE TORTURE NEVER STOPS PT. I 7. THEME FROM “BONANZA” (LEVANS/LIVINGSTON) 8. LONESOME COWBOY BURT
RECORD THREE: SIDE 5
1. THE TORTURE NEVER STOPS PT. II 2. CITY OF TINY LITES 3. POUND FOR A BROWN PT. I
RECORD THREE: SIDE 6
1. POUND FOR A BROWN PT. II 2. CITY OF TINY LITES 3. POUND FOR A BROWN PT. I
1. POUND FOR A BROWN PT. II 2. THE BEATLES MEDLEY (LENNON/MCCARTNEY) 3. PEACHES EN REGALIA
RECORD FOUR: SIDE 7
1. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN (PAGE/PLANT) 2. I AM THE WALRUS (LENNON/MCCARTNEY)
RECORD FOUR: SIDE 8
1. WHIPPING POST (ALLMAN) 2. BOLERO (RAVEL) 3. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (BATES/WARD)
― dow, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 15:59 (one week ago) link
Think this was out on the 23rd:
MOTÖRHEAD’s Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin, a previously unreleased recording from the 2012 Kings of The Road Tour, is available today via Silver Lining Music.
Recorded December 5, 2012, Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin captures Germany’s love affair with the Grammy award winning band as they play in front of 12,000 delirious, delighted and demented MOTÖRHEAD fans at the Berlin Velodrom.
Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is available on CD with a bonus live DVD, as a double vinyl set, box set (GSA Retail Exclusive and via D2C Worldwide Ex GSA, containing CD with bonus DVD in Digipak, double black vinyl gatefold album in 180 gm and MOTÖRHEAD branded passport cover) and via digital platforms.
Throughout Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin, MOTÖRHEAD’s powerful synergy boots its way through the speakers with the boisterous charm and dirty, dangerous, sweaty gusto that was the Lemmy Kilmister/Phil Campbell/Mikkey Dee trademark. From the unapologetically furious “I Know How to Die” to a deliciously raucous “Going to Brazil,” Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is all about the thick, raw and liberating power of MOTÖRHEAD live, with longtime producer Cameron Webb bringing his mixing skills to the party as well as doing a 5.1 mix of the DVD. Further highlights include a favorably feral “Rock It,” a rudely raunchy “You Better Run” and a classic one-two haymaker of “Ace of Spades” and “Overkill.” The leading track from the album will be a cranium cracking “Over the Top,” a song which must be as close to definitive of this band as you’ll ever find.
A longtime favorite of heavy metal, punk rock and rock ‘n’ roll fans alike, MOTÖRHEAD also became unlikely media darlings around the globe. Early reviews of Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin have proven that five years after leader Lemmy Kilmister’s death, listeners are still ravenous for “new” MOTÖRHEAD music.
“…there's something about live MOTÖRHEAD recordings that make listeners feel as though they're in the crowd. The act's many years of experience lent to a robust and confident performance. MOTÖRHEAD's passion was simply undeniable, clearly displayed here.” – Blabbermouth
“‘Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin’ is a superb live album and DVD. It doesn’t get too much better than this.” - New Noise
“This live performance shows MOTÖRHEAD at the top of their game, as they have been performing as a trio for over a decade at this point.” – Classic Rock
“‘Louder Than Noise...Live in Berlin’ is a live album which shows everything for what MOTÖRHEAD stands. If you hear it, you'll get a lot of fun and some real Rock'n'Roll feeling. It's an honorable last release.” – Whiskey-Soda.com
“MOTÖRHEAD’s collective energy is as strong as it ever was and this is testament to the strength, depth and breadth of material they recorded throughout 40 illustrious years, across 22 studio albums. ‘Louder Than Noise …. Live In Berlin’ captures the very essence of this.” – Metal Planet
“‘Louder than Noise…Live in Berlin’ (is) a presentation about which MOTÖRHEAD’s most devoted fans will make plenty of noise.” - Phil’s Picks
“You’d think Germans are the biggest fans of MOTÖRHEAD based on the reactions of the crowd at the band’s 2012 Berlin stop on the ‘Kings Of The Road’ tour. It’s beautifully captured on the new album ‘Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin,’ with 12,000 screaming fans and big hits displayed in all their glory.” – Riff Magazine
“As another statement of how good MOTÖRHEAD is live, ‘Louder Than Noise…Live In Berlin’ is titled perfectly because in truth, only MOTÖRHEAD could be louder than noise.” – Cryptic Rock
― dow, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:20 (one week ago) link
DAIS RECORDS ANNOUNCES GETTING THE FEAR COLLECTION LPDEATH IS BIGGER: 1984-1985OUT JUNE 18, 2021WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "AGAINST THE WIND" HEREhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On1fpTja8b4It's testament to how fertile England's mid-80's musical landscape was that the splintering of short-lived post-punk pioneers Southern Death Cult seeded so many memorable but divergent groups – from widescreen rock legends The Cult to romantic pop duo Into A Circle to “the Asian Public Enemy,” Fun-Da-Mental. But the band's most potent subsequent cross-pollination was undoubtedly Getting The Fear, formed by The SDC's rhythm section of Barry Jepson, David 'Buzz' Burrows, and Aki Haq Nawaz Qureshi, joined by Temple Ov Psychic Youth associate Paul ‘Bee’ Hampshire on vocals.
Galvanized by Margaret Thatcher's “iron fist” austerity policies and the cultural liberation of punk, the group blazed to creative fruition, quickly landing a lucrative deal with RCA. But immediately after recording their 1984 debut single, Last Salute, a shake-up at the label left them stranded and without support. Rather than stall in music industry purgatory they chose to dissolve, escaping their restrictive contract. Bee's lyrics on “Last Salute” are fitting final words: “If this must end let it pass me by / I’ll remain your friend, only flowers die.”
But this is of course only part of the story. Death Is Bigger: 1984-1985 rectifies history's error, collecting the group's entire vault of demos and unreleased songs alongside liner notes and a photo gallery capturing Getting The Fear in all their high libertine glory. The compilation's 10 tracks are alternately brooding, spiky, and sneering, fixated on dreams, sex, and Charles Manson (the sleeve of Last Salute famously features a detail from Manson's embroidered waistcoat, unbeknownst to label execs). Razor wire guitars slice across tense rhythms, veering between minimal and melodic, occasionally flowering into psychedelic poetry, revealing Bee's deep affinity with Psychic TV.
Taken as a whole, the album showcases the breadth of forking paths facing UK post-punk in 1984: pop eating itself, new wave while still new, transgression as alternative not affectation. Getting The Fear's music feels eclectic and unfettered, following whim, lust, and impulse, glinting with darkness against the fires of youth: “The earth is still beneath my feet, I start to sink to lose myself / Friends and lovers stand around unconcerned, their eyes in flames.”
Listen & Watch: Getting the Fear - "Against The Wind" (Official Video, dir. Jacqueline Castel)YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On1fpTja8b4
― dow, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:23 (one week ago) link
Sorry, didn't realize they linked the same video twice.
― dow, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:25 (one week ago) link
Now that's a reissue long overdue. I found my (exceptionally battered) cassette of the demos while clearing some stuff out the other month.
― Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:32 (one week ago) link
Just as well I got in there, it's close to selling out already.
― Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:37 (one week ago) link