24 September 2022
Stoner rock junks QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
will re-release three of their albums.
Eponymous debut album – 1998
The vinyl release is set for October 21.
It will be available on standard black
and limited edition opaque orange vinyl.
…LIKE CLOCKWORK (2013)
A limited opaque aqua vinyl pressing is available from December 9.
VILLAINS – 2017
Reissue in a special 5th Anniversary package featuring etching, obi-strip,
and a brand new poster by Boneface, and as on limited edition leaf-green
ALL DETAILS HERE
21 September 2022
On 4 November PJ HARVEY‘s record label launches a giant
boxset of B-SIDES, DEMOS & RARITIES containing 6LPs/3CDs
This 59-track collection spans decades, with most of the songs previously
unavailable physically or digitally, and 14 tracks either previously unreleased
or in previously unreleased versions. It’s the final release in her reissue program.
Pre-order info here.
Hear 3 tracks from the upcoming release here.
PJ HARVEY: Bio – Discography
8 June 2022
Inconic prog-rockers from Toronto, Canada
Active: 1968-2018 / 19 studio LPs
Anniversary Reissue: MOVING PICTURES
It was their eighth LP and was released in February 1981. A reissue in honor of its
40th anniversary in a sumptuous multidisc/multi-LP set—mastered concision is out
now. Order info here.
Pitchfork : “In 1981, Rush fully transformed from a prog-rock trio to a mainstay of
classic rock. A 40th-anniversary reissue of Moving Pictures captures the band at their
absolute peak… Thanks to its tautness, conceptual integrity, and the fortuitous manner
in which their career ambitions and radio programmer taste intersected, Moving Pictures functioned as much a harbinger of a new artistic era as David Bowie’s Young Americans.
It peaked at No. 3 in America, their best chart position to date; the RIAA would certify it
five-times platinum.” Full review here. Score: 9/10.
Singles/clips: Limelight / Tom Sawyer
– LIMELIGHT –
– TOM SAWYER –
Full reisssue streaming on Spotify
Original cover artwork 1981
RUSH: Website – All Albums
8 April 2022
Manchester rave experts Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, better known as
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS released their 2nd LP DIG YOUR OWN HOLE
25 years ago, on 7 April 1997. Their first number one album in the UK.
And lead single Block Rockin’ Beats was their first #1 single in G-B…
Two strictly limited-edition formats of the album, and a unique line of
merchandise are planned for release on 29 July. Those limited editions
each containing 5 previously unreleased tracks. More info here.
First of those 5 rare tracks is a demo (demos suck!) of the album’s track Elektrobank…
Full original album…
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS: Facebook – Instagram
5 December 2021
Polly Jean Harvey aka PJ HARVEY celebrated the 10th anniversary of her eighth,
gilt-edged album LET ENGLAND SHAKE last February. An uncommon one as
the massive devastation of World War I – the Great War – was the central theme
of this monumental longplayer. Not an obvious event to write songs about, let
alone a full album. Yet PJ did it and she did it pre-eminently confirming once
more again that she’s an artist par excellence. The critics went wild.
The Guardian (British newspaper) said: “It’s a curious idea, but it’s a masterstroke. Rock songwriters don’t write much about the first world war, but, perhaps understandably, when they do, they have a tendency to lay it on a bit thick… Harvey clearly understands that the horror doesn’t really need embellishing: her way sounds infinitely more shocking and affecting than all the machine-gun sound effects in the world… You’re left with a richly inventive album that’s unlike anything else in Harvey’s back catalogue. ‘Let England Shake’ sounds suspiciously like the work of a woman at her creative peak. ”
Demo of the title track
28 January 2022 sees the reissue of the vinyl of the LP, alongside
a collection of unreleased demos which will be available on CD, vinyl
and digital through UMC/ Island. Order info here
PJ: “I never felt that I had reached the place with my writing that I could talk about these things well, in a language that would work. I think if you’re going to talk about giant subject matter, you’ve got to do it well and I didn’t think I had the skill as a writer to do that, up until this point.”
Original full album here…
PJ HARVEY: Facebook
10 November 2021
Lats week RADIOHEAD reissued their two experimental electro LPs – Kid A
and Amnesiac (originally released respectively on 2 October 2000 and 30 May
2001). They decided two put the twin records together in a Deluxe Edition,
titled KID A MNESIA.
Content: A 3LP vinyl set or a triple-CD package, both of which offer a third disc titled
Kid A Mnesia, containing unearthed material from the Kid A/Amnesiac sessions along with alternate versions and elements of album tracks and B-sides. This bonus disc features the never-before-heard If You Say The Word and a previously unreleased studio version of Follow Me Around.
Order info (all formats) here.
You can stream the full reissue below on Spotify
18 October 2021
Forty years ago, on 8 October 1981 (more than a year after Ian Curtis‘
death), iconic post-punks JOY DIVISION released double album STILL.
A great sonic memory, raw and rugged, consisting of previously released
and unreleased studio material and a live recording of Joy Division‘s final
concert, performed at Birmingham University.
To celebrate the 40th-anniversary a limited reissue with a ruby red sleeve
and pressed on crystal clear vinyl is planned to be released next year, on
11 February 2022. Only available via the website of New Order right here.
The full original release…
JOY DIVISION: Facebook
29 September 2021
Band: PINK FLOYD
Active: 1964–1995, 2005, 2012–2014 / 15 studio albums
with The Endless River (2014) as the most recent one
Reissue: A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON
First LP without Roger Waters, originally released
this day in 1987
The re-worked version will feature a Remixed and Updated edition on
vinyl, CD and DVD. And also available in 360 Reality Audio: “a new immersive
music experience that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of live
musical performance for the listener using Sony’s object-based 360 Spatial
Sound technologies.” (no clue what they’re talking about here, do you?)
Release date: 29th October 2021 – order info here
Guitarist David Gilmour is the man behind it all.
He shared a demo version of the album’s track
Yet Another Movie ahead of the reissue.
Gilmour: “Pat Leonard and I met up at Astoria in September 1986
a couple of days after I had played on a Bryan Ferry track that he was
producing. We had a glass or two of wine and jammed for hours. For
some reason that I can no longer remember I had chosen the fretless
bass as my instrument of the day. It turned into a beautiful song.”
Stream original LP…
PINK FLOYD: Facebook
28 July 2021
Jason Pierce’s longtime musical spaceship
Active: Since 1990 / 8 studio albums (so far)
Reissue: LADIES AND GENTELMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE
Third longplayer released on 16 June 1997
Format: Neptune Blue and Black Vinyl / CD
(reworked artwork by Mark Farrow)
Jason Pierce about late legend Dr. John playing on closing track ‘Cop Shoot Cop‘:
“I just wrote a letter, sent the track and his response was immediate. He said “absolutely, absolutely, love it”. It was where he wanted to be. I was completely in awe of him and his
playing and everything he put to it. I could hardly speak, to be honest. Not that I needed
to speak much. It didn’t add anything little or less to the proceedings. It was an amazing
session, amazing to do.”
Pitchfork about the album: “That’s what ranks ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating
in Space’ alongside the best art: Jason Pierce and a big band that included his ex-girlfriend
and a whole slew of people that soon became his ex-bandmates faithfully render the cycle
of loving anything– the innocent exuberance, the bitter rejection, the episodic denial, in 70 perfect minutes.” Full review here. Score: 10/10.
Stream full original
(Spiritualized – Amsterdam 2015 – pic by Turn Up The Volume – a flabbergasting experience)
10 January 2021
Classic Americana blues-rockers THE BLACK CROWES re-release their 1990 debut
LP Shake Your Money Maker next month. The 4LP and 3CD super deluxe version
features never-before-heard studio recordings, unreleased demos, B-sides, live
tracks, and more.
One of the rarities is CHARMING MESS, a cracker originally planned
as the first single but, didn’t even end up on the LP after all.
In an interview with Rolling Stone the Crowes ringmaster Chris Robinson says:
“The beginning of that song really sounds like ‘Hot Legs.’ Thank goodness Mr. Rod
Stewart has given us his blessing to release it after all these years.”
Rod The Mod‘s hot legs…
THE BLACK CROWES: Facebook