MORRISSEY – Low In High School – LP €25.99, (Etienne/BMG)
Morrissey returns with his 11th solo album and his first studio album since 2014. It was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey’s usual talent for combining political statements and great melodies is present as ever.
The LP is green vinyl and is housed in a gatefold sleeve and comes with a limited edition print.
THE DOORS – Strange Days – LP €18.99, 2xCD €15.99 (Elektra)
The Doors’ ‘Strange Days’ is remastered in mono for its 50th anniversary. The LP was produced by the album’s original engineer Bruce Botnick from the original 1957 mono master tapes.
The CD contains both the stereo and mono remasters. Accompanying the set are liner notes by music journalist David Fricke, as well as a selection of rare and previously unseen photographs.
Includes the songs ‘People Are Strange’, ‘Love Me Two Times’ and ‘When The Music’s Over’.
ELASTICA – Elastica – LP €28.99 (Rough Trade)
Re-issue of the debut number 1 album from Elastica. Originally released at the height of Britpop in 1995. The LP includes a fanzine flexi-disc of the song ‘In The City’.
CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG – Rest – 2xLP €22.99 (Because Music)
Produced by Ed Bangers’ SebastiAn (Frank Ocean, Kavinsky) and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Lorde, David Bowie), the album features collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney, Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Connan Mockasin and Owen Pallett.
The album’s major production lynchpin would be French DJ, remixer and producer Sebastian Akchoté-Bozovic, aka SebastiAn, best known for his releases on French house label Ed Banger and for his production work for Frank Ocean. His background in electronic music accorded with Charlotte’s desire for a sound with a disquieting, mechanistic edge, inspired by Giorgio Moroder and, perhaps unsurprisingly for a revered, award-winning film actress, movie soundtracks.
Double LP includes a CD of the album.
MAVIS STAPLES – If All I Was Was Black – LP €22.99, CD €14.99 (Anti)
Soul legend Mavis Staples returns with a record very much for the 21st century. The record is produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy who co-wrote and performs on the record too.
Heavyweight vinyl includes download code.
MADNESS – Full House – The Very Best Of Madness – 4xLP €58.99 (BMG)
4 LP collection of the best of Madness. Special edition LP is housed in a pop-up, gatefold sleeve. The compilation features songs from their debut album right up to their current record ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’.
PINK FLOYD – A Collection Of Great Dance Songs – LP €22.99 (Pink Floyd Records)
PINK FLOYD – Delicate Sound Of Thunder – 2xLP €32.99 (Pink Floyd Records)
Continuing the remastered series of the entire catalogue, Pink Floyd re-issue the ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ (1988) live album and ‘A Collection Of Great Dance Songs’ (1981) compilation on 180g heavyweight vinyl.
IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter – 3xLP €36.99 (Parlophone)
Iron Maiden’s massive world tour in support of ‘The Book Of Souls’ covered thirty-nine countries across six continents, and was witnessed by over two million fans. On this record the band document the tour with the release of ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’.
Produced by Tony Newton with Iron Maiden founder member Steve Harris, the 16-track album is a faithful record of the epic show. It includes six songs from the band’s most recent studio album ‘The Book Of Souls’ along with many other classics and fan favourites.
PHIL COLLINS – Take A Look At Me Now – 8xCD boxset €19.99 (Warner)
The 8 CD boxset includes all eight studio albums from 1981’s ‘Face Value’ to 2010’s ‘Going Back’ – five of which were UK #1. This great value clamshell box features individual card wallets and the remastered music from last year’s re-issues.
G.B.H. – Momentum – LP €22.99 (Hellcat)
Momentum is the 11th studio album from these punk rock heroes.
Recent releases and re-stocks:
JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS – The Animal Spirits – 2xLP €27.99, CD €12.99 (Border Community)
JOHN CARPENTER – Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 – LP €29.99 (Sacred Bones)
SHABAZZ PALACES – Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines – LP €24.99, CD €10.99 (Sub Pop)
KELELA – Take Me Apart – LP €27.99, CD €12.99 (Warp)
SERGE GAINSBOURG / JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER – Les Chemins De Kathmondou – LP €23.99 (Finders Keepers)
THE DURUTTI COLUMN – A Paean To Wilson – LP €22.99 (Kooky)
MOGWAI – Every Country’s Sun – LP €24.99 (Rock Action)
AUTUMNS – Dyslexia Tracks EP – 12″ €11.99 (Touch Sensitive)
COSEY FANNI TUTTI – Time To Tell – LP €22.99 (Conspiracy International)
THE NATIONAL – Sleep Well Beast – 2xLP €24.99, CD €12.99 (4AD)
GOLDEN TEACHER – No Luscious Life – CD €12.99 (Golden Teacher Records)
NEU! – Neu! – LP €18.99 (Gronland)
GIL SCOTT-HERON with JAMIE xx – We’re New Hear – LP €19.99 (Young Turks)
GIL SCOTT-HERON – Small Talk At 125th And Lennox – LP €17.99 (Flying Dutchman)
LEE GAMBLE – Mnestic Pressure – LP €13.99 (Hyperdub)
SLINT – Spiderland – LP €19.99 (Touch & Go)
FELA KUTI AND THE AFRICA ’70 – Sorrow, Tears and Blood – LP €20.99 (Knitting Factory)
BOARDS OF CANADA – Music Has the Right to Children – LP €25.99, CD €12.99 (Warp)
SEAMUS FOGARTY – The Curious Hand – LP €26.99 (Domino)
AUTOBAHN – The Moral Crossing – LP €19.99 (Tough Love)
CAN – Ege Bamyasi – LP €21.99 (Mute/Spoon)
CAN – Tago Mago – LP €21.99 (Mute/Spoon)
COCTEAU TWINS – Heaven Or Las Vegas – LP €19.99 (4AD)
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – …Like Clockwork – 2xLP €24.99 (Matador)
SILVER APPLES – Contact – LP €25.99 (Jackpot Records)
THE WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream – 2xLP €22.99 (Secretly Canadian)
RADIOHEAD – Pablo Honey – LP €19.99 (XL)
MASTADON – Cold Dark Place – Picture disc EP €17.99 (Reprise)
IGGY POP – Lust For Life – LP €21.99 (Virgin)
IGGY POP – The Idiot – LP €21.99 (Virgin)
MARVIN GAYE – What’s Going On – LP €22.99 (Tamla)
JOHN COLTRANE QUARTET – Ballads – LP €18.99 (Impulse!)
ALICE COLTRANE – Journey In Satchidananda – LP €18.99 (Impulse!)
ALICE COLTRANE WITH STRINGS – World Galaxy – LP €22.99 (Impulse!)
JOHN MARTYN – Solid Air – LP €21.99 (Island)
THIN LIZZY – Vagabonds Of The Western World – LP €22.99 (Decca)
THIN LIZZY – Black Rose – LP €22.99 (Vertigo)
SUGARAY RAYFORD – The World That We Live In – LP €21.99 (Blind Faith)
MEGADETH – Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? – LP €18.99 (Capitol)
MEGADETH – Rust In Peace – LP €18.99 (Capitol)
CHRONIXX – Chronology – LP €24.99 (Soul Circle)