Daedelus End of Empire The triple LP boxset edition of the triolgy of albums from Daedelus, Righteous Fists of Harmony and The Light Brigade and The Bittereinders. LPs are on black vinyl and include download codes. Brainfeeder LP Pre-Order
Spearhead 100 Various Artists Spearhead 100 marks the official 100th release for Spearhead Records. Just one glance at the tracklist and you know that this promises to be something special. Packed full of 24 brand new tracks & remixes from a whole host of absolute legends and sprinkled with some of the hottest newcomers around right now, Spearhead 100 does not disappoint. On the remix front the mighty Calibre takes on The Vanguard Projects ‘Stitches’ working Jemimah Read’s vocals into a deep soul wrenching anthem. Nu:Tone takes Jonny L’s ‘Bass Break’ and creates one of the deadliest DJ weapons of the year that is guaranteed to get the crowd reaction. Pola & Bryson totally rework Utah Jazz & DRS’s ‘Handle This’ with some of their best work to date. As if that’s not enough to sink your teeth into we haven’t even touched on the BCee reworks but we don’t want too many spoilers. Original tracks here don’t come with any less weight either, Technimatic & LSB team up to remind us just how liquid should be done in 2019. Villem goes solo and shows us his soulful side with the subtle vocals of Jevon Ives on ‘Reflections’, Seba effortlessly rolls out another understated peak time anthem, John B shows he’s still got the skills to make pretty much any style he wants with absolute class. This entire LP is packed with class, all killer, no filler, A game material. Long story short, you need this in your life. Spearhead Records CD | LP
Underworld DRIFT Series 1 Please note: the tracklisting is detailing the CD / Double LP editions. The new album DRIFT SONGS marks the conclusion of their hugely ambitious 52-week DRIFT Series. During that period, music, film and text pieces are created and published every Thursday as part of the band’s on-going, very public recording process; a unique and visionary space Smith and Hyde have created for themselves to exist within. By the end of the DRIFT series, more new music and film will have been released by Underworld in its one-year duration than in the last fifteen years. DRIFT SONGS expands and enhances a selection of the recordings the duo have released since they began their audio/visual experiment in November 2018. The album will be released as a single CD, double vinyl and crucially an all-encompassing box-set featuring the music, visuals and text pieces released throughout the entire 52-week DRIFT. Caroline / Smith & Hyde Productions CD | LP Pre-Order
Tangerine Dream In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 1979 Tangerine Dream were one of the true pioneers of electronic and ambient music and the albums they recorded for Virgin Records between 1973 and 1979 remain classics of the genre. ‘In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 – 1979’ is the definitive statement of this period in Tangerine Dream’s history, featuring newly remastered versions of the albums ‘Phaedra’, ‘Rubycon’, ‘Ricochet’, ‘Stratosfear’, ‘Encore’, ‘Cyclone’ and ‘Force Majeure’ all drawn from the original first generation master tapes, and new Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of ‘Phaedra’ and ‘Ricochet’ by Steven Wilson. ‘In Search of Hades’ includes 8 CDs of previously unreleased material; 3 London concerts in full (Victoria Palace Theatre in 1974, The Rainbow Theatre in 1974 and Royal Albert Hall in 1975) along with the previously unreleased full soundtrack to ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’, recorded in July 1974 and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo by Steven Wilson. Also includes 2 CDs of previously unreleased outtakes from the Phaedra sessions at The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire in November 1973 and the surviving 35-minute live recording from Coventry Cathedral in October 1975. The box set features 2 Blu-Ray discs featuring the 5.1 mixes of ‘Phaedra’, ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’ and ‘Ricochet’, along with a 1976 German TV performance and BBC Old Grey Whistle Test broadcast of Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral. In Search of Hades is lavishly packaged with a hardback book featuring new liner notes and rare photographs and memorabilia. CD Out of Stock
Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin’s biggest-selling album and the best-selling live gospel album of all time – is enjoying a revival nearly 50 years after it was recorded. It follows the debut late last year of the long-awaited documentary about the making of that legendary double live album, which opened to rave reviews. Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings is released on vinyl for the first time ever. Available on March 22, just three days before Franklin’s birthday, the set includes four, 180-gram LPs that contain both of Aretha’s transcendent performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, which were recorded in Los Angeles on January 13 and 14, 1972. Among the many signature moments that make up Franklin’s remarkable career, these performances clearly stand out as some of her finest work. They were recorded over two nights as the singer performed church standards like “Precious Memories,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and “How I Got Over,” the latter written by gospel legend Clara Ward, who was listening in the audience. Released on June 1, 1972, Amazing Grace would go on to sell more than two million copies in the in U.S. alone. It was not only the best-selling album of Franklin’s career, but it still also holds the record as the best-selling live gospel album of all time. In addition, the album also earnedFranklin a Grammy award, her first for Best Soul Gospel Performance. Rhino LP
Curtis Mayfield Keep On Keeping On: Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 - 1974 In honour of the legendary Curtis Mayfield, his first four studio albums are to be released in the new boxset Keep on Keeping on: Curtis Mayfield Studio albums 1970-1974 over 4CDs all newly remastered, marking the 50 years since Mayfield’s Prolific Solo Career came to Start. CD | LP
Sick Music 2019 Various Artists Hospital Records proudly present the next chapter in their massive compilation series, ‘Sick Music 2019’. It’s packed with 25 brand new and exclusive tracks from Hospital and Med School surgeons alongside some very special guest features, all carefully selected as the future drum & bass anthems of 2019. This diverse selection of 174 beats comes from the likes of London Elektricity, Fred V, S.P.Y, Metrik, Grafix, Logistics, Whiney, Unglued, Benny L, Flava D, Bou, Pete Cannon, Gridlok and many more. After the announcement of the dynamic duo’s decision to focus on individual projects, Fred V and Grafix present their first solo releases in almost a decade. Renowned for synth-driven symphonies and soothing songwriting, Fred V brings a high dose of octane electronica in the down tempo fix, ‘Burning Me’. Grafix has taken a fresh direction with ‘Frozen’ travelling down the rough and rugged techy route, ready to shatter dancefloors worldwide. Plus it’s about to be a big year for Hospital Records’ commander-in-chief London Elektricity as he returns from the studio a the dynamic funk-laden D+B spectacular, ‘Funkopolis’. Other highlights include Benny L’s re-rub of John Holt’s reggae hit ‘Police In Helicopter’, with a rugged bass to make the rave shake. The first lady of Bassline and UKG royalty Flava D also joins the fold for an exclusive first flex into the realms of D+B, the silky slick selection ‘Return 2 Me’. The latest rendition of our ‘Sick Music’ series also sees a string of all-star remixes with Whiney’s robust rework of Degs’ summer anthem ‘Poveglia’, Bop’s long awaited glitch-riddled remix of Anile’s ‘Allergens’ and S.P.Y’s ‘Dusty Fingers’ getting a special Metrik rework. Hospital Records CD | LP
Depeche Mode Some Great Reward (The 12" Singles) Depeche Mode embraced the power of 12" vinyl and the avenues of innovation it opened up. The 12" single allowed the band to explore new sonic possibilities while the physical beauty of the packaging gave Depeche Mode room to develop a sophisticated and commanding visual aesthetic. Depeche Mode used their singles discography as a means of offering left field remixes and other delights for their fans. Each box set in the series will contain the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12" vinyl, with audio mastered from the original tapes at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The artwork for the exterior of each of the new box sets draws on street art iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original single artwork. The Some Great Reward | The 12" Singles box includes select live recordings from the Liverpool Empire Theatre, recorded September 29, 1984.
Depeche Mode Construction Time Again (The 12" Singles) Depeche Mode embraced the power of 12" vinyl and the avenues of innovation it opened up. The 12" single allowed the band to explore new sonic possibilities while the physical beauty of the packaging gave Depeche Mode room to develop a sophisticated and commanding visual aesthetic. Depeche Mode used their singles discography as a means of offering left field remixes and other delights for their fans. Each box set in the series will contain the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12" vinyl, with audio mastered from the original tapes at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The artwork for the exterior of each of the new box sets draws on street art iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original single artwork. The Construction Time Again | The 12" Singles box includes three reproductions of limited singles which each feature four bonus live performances recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon on October 25, 1982.