Vinyl LP pressing, exclusive indie 2018 release. The Breeders announce their return to 4AD with the infectious album All Nerve, the first music to be released by the classic lineup behind the iconic album, Last Splash. “A blurt of jolting joy” – NPR. “A classic Breeders bruiser, packed with punchy drums, sugar-rush power chords and lead riffs” – Rolling Stone “Wait in the Car” runs through all the hallmarks of a classic Breeders song: layered harmonies that manage to sound both euphoric and weary, vacillating between power chords, and a sneering Kim mandate. Though it has been 24 years since these last four recorded together, “Wait in the Car” effortlessly brushes away time.
Vinyl LP pressing. As ever, the personal has often been political in Tracey Thorn’s work. Across 4 decades, her songs and writing have offered up a clear-eyed woman’s view of the immediate world around her, from the acerbic teen love songs of her first early ’80s band Marine Girls through sixteen years as one-half of articulate multimillion-selling duo Everything But The Girl, to her recent acclaimed memoirs and journalism. “I think I’ve always written songs which chronicle the milestones of a woman’s life,” she says. “Different ages and stages, different realities not often discussed in pop lyrics. If 2010’s Love and It’s Opposite was my mid-life album – full of divorce and hormones – then this album represents that sense of liberation that comes in the aftermath, from embarking on a whole new ‘no f***s given’ phase of life.”
Vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2018 release from the folk icon. Produced by Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Allen Toussaint and many others) Whistle Down The Wind features songs by Tom Waits, Josh Ritter, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eliza Gilkyson and others. Joan Baez remains one of the most celebrated and influential artists of her generation. Her impact on successive generations of singer/songwriters and female artists in particular is wide-reaching and crosses all genres and boundaries. Fellow artists from Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt to Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls cite her as a primary influence on their own careers. A new studio album from Baez is an event that will be celebrated by the media.
Fred Eaglesmith is an Alternative Country icon. Starting in the early 1980’s, Eaglesmith is known for his songs about hard working folks and his endless touring. Country superstars Miranda Lambert ‘Time To Get A Gun’, Alan Jackson ‘Freight Train’, and others have had hits recording Fred’s songs. 42 years on the road, 21 studio albums, 5 different band configurations, 11 buses, countless stories, 1 man.
One of soul music’s great female voices, Millie Jackson’s reputation was made by the release of “Caught Up” and “Still Caught Up”, released in 1974 and 1975 respectively. Here we reissue “Caught Up” on vinyl. Both albums deal with infidelity – and see it from both the wife’s and the lover’s point of view. The combination of spoken word raps and forceful, risqué lyrics was to become Millie’s trademark for several years to come. Side One belongs to the lover and gives us an eleven-minute plus version of ‘If Loving You Is Wrong’. Superb backing from the classic Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section line-up of Beckett, Johnson, Hood and Hawkins features throughout, with long-time Millie Jackson producer Brad Shapiro at the controls.
Vinyl LP pressing. Since debuting in 2008, Titus Andronicus has been conditioning faithful listeners to always expect only the unexpected, consistently zigging where others would zag and maintaining a steadfast dedication to fearless ambition. With the release of the new studio album A Productive Cough, the group has executed the most shocking departure yet – but only if, as ever mercurial singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles insists, “you haven’t been paying attention.” In a move that may infuriate the black-denim-and-PBR set, A Productive Cough finds Titus Andronicus setting aside the leadfooted punk anthems of yesteryear in favor of a subtler, more spacious approach that pushes Stickles’ soul-baring songwriting to the fore, creating a conversational intimacy between artist and audience with which previous Titus Andronicus efforts had only flirted.
Vinyl LP pressing. Jonathan Wilson had a busy 2017, producing Father John Misty’s Grammy- nominated Pure Comedy and touring arenas around the globe as a guitarist and vocalist for Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters (for whom he also contributed to the lauded Is This The Life We Really Want? album.) Wilson also saw widespread acclaim heaped on Karen Elson’s sophomore LP Double Roses, which he recorded with her in Los Angeles in 2016. But it’s not looking like Wilson is going to get much of a rest in 2018 either, as he’ll be continuing on with the worldwide Waters tour and will release his new solo album Rare Birds. The highly anticipated LP features backing vocals from Lana Del Rey, Father John Misty, fellow Roger Waters bandmates Lucius and an extraordinary musical gift from otherworldly Brian Eno collaborator Laraaji.
Limited edition clear colored vinyl LP pressing. Ry Cooder’s soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ 1984 film Paris Texas is one of the most acclaimed and beloved works of his sparkling career. Seldom has any artist captured that ineffable “high, lonesome sound” quite as beautifully as Ry Cooder did on his landmark soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ film Paris, Texas. Not quite blues, not quite bluegrass, not quite ambient, Cooder’s haunting, evocative score mirrors the existential journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis Henderson as he wanders through the empty Texas prairie landscape in pursuit of his irretrievable past. With the able help of multi-instrumentalists David Lindley and Jim Dickinson, Cooder crafts a soundscape (much of it based on Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground”) that is profoundly sad yet leavened with bits of humor and whimsy.
Vinyl LP pressing. Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt is a glowing tapestry exploring spirituality, individuality and the brokenness of humanity and finds Moby returning to his orchestral, soul, trip-hop and gospel roots. Featuring LA-based soulstress Raquel Rodriguez, lead single “Like a Motherless Child” is a re-work of the well-known spiritual with origins in the slavery of the American South. The track describes the void left when one feels separated from a parent, higher power or similar guiding force. Over the years this powerful song has been reinterpreted by the likes of Odetta, Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson and Van Morrison. Moby also curated a playlist of artists that influenced the recording of his fifteenth studio album which includes Baby Huey, Marianne Faithfull, Grace Jones, Soul Makossa, Mulatu Astatke, Liquid Liquid, Fresh Four, Sly And Robbie, Simple Minds, James Brown, Talking Heads and Gil Scott-Heron.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release from this band made up of former members of pioneering female rock band Fanny. The groundbreaking band Fanny, called “the most masterful all-female band of the classic rock era” (NPR) and “one of the most important female bands in American rock” (David Bowie), has reunited as Fanny Walked the Earth – a name that reflects all that they’ve accomplished in their lives; all they’ve seen, done and lived through – for their first album in decades Fanny landed a deal in 1969 with Reprise Records, becoming the first-ever all-female rock band to sign a record deal for a full-length album, and would pave the way for women musicians such as The Runaways, The Bangles and the Go-Go’s for decades to come. Drawing influence from Motown bands to the Beach Boys to Jimi Hendrix, Fanny released their first five albums between 1970 and 1974 with various iterations of members, working with producers including Richard Perry (Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson), Todd Rundgren and Vini Poncia. They recorded at the Beatles’ Apple Studios, backed Barbra Streisand on her first “rock” album, Stoney End, and toured as the opening act for legends like Slade, Jethro Tull and Humble Pie, winning over new fans with their mix of full-throttle, rockin’-funk vocals, unapologetically heavy rock guitars, and hard, punchy beats. The band was also shattering expectations. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, to say that rock was male-dominated would be a gross understatement; rock was almost completely male. But the girls of Fanny never backed down from the challenge. “I just wanted to have fun, and I wanted to show off, and I wanted to do what I loved doing,” says drummer Brie Darling. “If anyone was ever a little snide, I thought, ‘You just wait.'”
Vinyl LP pressing. Medusa is the second solo album by the Scottish singer Annie Lennox, released in March 1995, and consists entirely of cover songs. It entered the UK Albums Chart at #1 and peaked in the United States at #11, spending 60 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. It has since achieved double platinum status in both the United Kingdom and the United States and sold more than six million copies worldwide. Annie Lennox, OBE is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician David A. Stewart went on to achieve major international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics.
Digitally remastered edition. Please was the debut album by Pet Shop Boys and produced by Stephen Hague. Released in March 1986, the record hit #3 and spent 82 weeks in the UK Official Album Charts, went into the Top Ten in the USA where it was certified platinum, and to date has sold over three million copies worldwide. Comprising ten tracks in it’s original release, the album’s track-listing includes the duo’s debut single ‘West End Girls’ – PSB’s first #1, certified Gold single. In 1987, it was awarded Best Single at the BRIT Awards, Best International Hit at th Ivor Novello Awards and later was awarded the Song Of The Decade Ivor Novello Award in 2005, chosen by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. It also reached #1 in the USA. Singles ‘Love Comes Quickly’, ‘Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)’ and ‘Suburbia’ also feature on Please, all of which went on to earn Top 20 status in the UK Singles Chart.
Vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Digitally remastered reissue of this 1982 album from British cult outfit Felt. This vinyl record, unavailable for many years, has been remastered and revisited by Lawrence, and he has fashioned the ultimate definitive collection. Before the Stone Roses and after Be-Bop Deluxe and Plastic Ono Band, John Leckie worked with Felt. Booked into a metal/reggae studio in Birmingham’s industrial wasteland he sculpted a Michelangelo slice of new rock – exquisite and beautiful guitar odysseys – quite unlike anything the city had experienced before. Merging pop with a classical nuance Felt stood alone as the forerunners of a brand-new style. And Gary Ainge was finally allowed to use his high-hat!
Double vinyl LP pressing. The Very Best is a greatest hits album released by Australian band INXS in 2011. The Very Best became the first INXS best of album to reach #1 in Australia. INXS was an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. Mainstays were main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarists Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly, bassist Garry Gary Beers and main lyricist and vocalist Michael Hutchence. For twenty years, INXS was fronted by Hutchence, whose “sultry good looks” and magnetic stage presence made him the focal point of the band. Initially known for their new wave/pop style, the band later developed a harder pub rock style that included funk and dance elements.
A vintage psychedelic gem! The Strawberry Alarm Clock’s smash single “Incense and Peppermints” is one of the landmarks of the psychedelic era. But this classic debut album demonstrates that the band was more than an one-hit wonder, combining trippy soundscapes, sunny harmonies and raw garage rock on such tunes as “The World’s on Fire”, “Birds in My Tree” and “Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow”. Now this vintage classic is back on vibrant vinyl from Sundazed! Mastered from the original stereo UNI reels.
Vinyl LP pressing. Original soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture. The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.