Travis The Man Who (20th Anniversary Edition) The Man Who: The Man Who sounds as fresh today as it did then. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the timeless singles, “Writing to Reach You,” “Driftwood,” “Turn,” and possibly the band’s most iconic song, “Why Does It Always Rain on Me?” Produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, U2, Pavement), The Man Who spent an astonishing 11 weeks at Number One in the UK, going on to sell 3.5 million copies worldwide. Critical recognition quickly followed including Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter and Best Contemporary Song for “Why Does It Always Rain on Me?” and BRIT Awards for Best British Band and Best British Album. Travis would spend the next 18 months on a 237-date world tour. The deluxe box set features 2-LPs, 2-CDs and a 58-page commemorative photobook, and includes 19 B-sides hand selected by the band themselves. UMC CD | LP Pre-Order
Def Leppard The CD Box Set: Volume Two On June 21, 2019, legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® inductees Def Leppard will release Def Leppard – Volume Two, a new limited edition box set on UMC. This is the second of four volumes of the complete recorded output of Def Leppard. Available as both a 10-LP 180gm vinyl box and a 7CD box, the collection features all the recordings from the band in the 1990’s with their original packaging. The albums were re-mastered by Ronan McHugh at Joe’s Garage and cut by Greg Moore. Housed in rigid boxes, Def Leppard – Volume Two also contains a 40-page hardbound book packed with rare photos by Ross Halfin and introductions written by the entire band. Def Leppard – Volume Two features 1992’s Adrenalize, which topped the charts in 23 countries, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on the UK chart, and features songs such as “Let’s Get Rocked,” “Make Love Like A Man,” and “Have you ever Needed Someone So Bad,” 1993’s Top 10 release Retro Active, the bands first compilation featuring B-sides and previously unreleased recording sessions from 1984 to 1993, Def Leppard’s sixth studio album Slang, released in 1996 and the first full album to feature guitarist Vivian Campbell, and, making its vinyl debut, 1999’s Euphoria, which also went Top 10 on the US and UK charts and marked the bands return to their signature sound and features the hit “Promises.” UMC CD | LP Pre-Order
Underworld Drift Songs Tracklisting to follow. 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
Ronnie Lane Just For A Moment (Music 1973-1997) Please note: the tracklisting is detailing the Double LP edition. Just For A Moment includes Ronnie’s 4 solo albums – Anymore For Anymore (+ singles), Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance, One For The Road and the cruelly underrated See Me. In addition, it features tracks from Ronnie’s Mahoney’s Last Stand soundtrack album with Ron Wood and Rough Mix with Pete Townshend. The final disc of the set focuses on Ronnie’s time in the US with live highlights and studio tracks never previously released. The set also featured lots of rare and unreleased material – be prepared to hear fantastic cover versions of The Wanderer, Rocket’ 69 and The Joint Is Jumpin’ - as well as unheard Ronnie compositions plus live recordings, tracks for the BBC and highlights from a legendary Rockpalast concert. The set is curated by long time musical associate of Ronnie’s, Slim Chancer musician Charlie Hart. Comprehensive sleevenotes focus on Ronnie the musician, the songwriter, the collaborator and split the post ’73 period into three distinct parts. Writers are Paolo Hewitt, Kris Needs and Kent Benjamin covering Ronnie’s Austin years, whilst The Who’s Pete Townshend contributes a foreword on his former best friend and collaborator. Packaging – 6 discs housed in a hard-back book with outer slipcase. The package also includes a book of Ronnie’s lyrics and an A2 fold out poster. UMC CD | LP Pre-Order
Elton John Diamonds The ultimate greatest hits compilation from the legendary Elton John. ‘Diamonds’ coincides with the 50th anniversary of Elton’s phenomenal songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. Meeting in 1967 through a music magazine advert seeking songwriters, Elton and Bernie went on to become one of the most enduring songwriting duos of all time, achieving a sustained level of success that puts them head and shoulders above the competition. Catapulted into the limelight as a songwriting force in 1971 with ‘Your Song’, the duo never stood still creatively, defining an era with their run of back-to-back classic 1970’s albums. While ‘Candle In The Wind’ topped the charts in three different decades and 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘The Diving Board’ was a top three hit in the UK, their legacy is one that is unrivalled in terms of longevity, creativity and commercial success. --- The 2CD version of ‘Diamonds’ contains 34 songs, a 10-page booklet with contemporary illustrations of iconic Elton looks, while the 2LP version is pressed onto heavy-duty 180 gram vinyl and contains gatefold artwork. Housed in an attractive lidded box, the 3CD limited edition boxset version of ‘Diamonds’ also contains a 72-page hardback book containing annotations for the stories behind each track plus a set of five postcards of illustrations of Elton. As well as a collection of some of the best loved songs of all time, all illustrations in these three formats are by contemporary artist Richard Kilroy. --- A new 3CD version of Elton John's Diamonds, the Greatest Hits package celebrating 50 years of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s sensational songwriting partnership. 51-tracks, slipcase with new colour cover, containing a triple jewel case + 10 page roll-fold booklet. This new format will align with the release of the highly anticipated film, Rocketman, the music and magic of Elton John’s incredible life brought to the big screen. UMC / Mercury CD | LP
Rega Limited Edition Rega P1-Plus Turntable Rega bring us a brand new player for Record Store Day 2019, with a unique 2019 RSD design. 125 of the 500 turntables made for made for RSD'19 are to include secret prizes. These prizes include... - 2 x tickets to the 2019 Mercury Music Prize - Record Tokens worth £25 - Signed posters by Ian Brown, Fun Lovin Criminals, Orbital, Brett Anderson, Hank Marvin, Chris Difford, Bill Wyman and more - Signed records by, Tom Walker, Sundara Karma, KT Tunstall Based on the award winning Rega P1+ Turntable with built-in Phono Stage. Phenolic Black Platter and Exclusive RSD Custom Design Mat. Limited Edition - Only 500 manufactured. Key Features: Based on the award winning Rega Planar 1 Plus turntable Built in high quality phono stage (pre-amplifier) Premium tinted dustcover Custom RSD printed mat RSD lid badge White gloss finish plinth Gloss black RSD silk screen on plinth 500 units only / limited edition. Built-in Phono Stage: The built-in phono stage is a high specification pre-amplifier. It is designed to amplify the signal from a moving magnet cartridge to a suitable level for all line level inputs of an appropriate system or audio amplifier. This allows simple connection to a wide variety of products using either the standard twin phono to phono lead (supplied) or phono to 3.5 mm plug (not supplied). Tonearm: Brand new RB110 tonearm built with the new Rega designed, bespoke, zero play bearings with ultra-low friction performance (Patent Pending). New bias assembly and integrated arm clip. Includes automatic bias adjustment negating the need for the user to set bias, making this the most 'Plug & Play' turntable we have ever manufactured. New ergonomically, re-designed and stiffer headshell for improved usability and appearance. Cartridge: Rega Carbon moving magnet cartridge supplied fitted as standard. Motor: 24v, synchronous AC motor with a new motor PCB and aluminium pulley offering low noise and better speed stability. Plinth: Brand new Thermoset, gloss laminated plinth with vastly improved appearance and new ergonomically positioned on/off switch located on the underside. Two stunning plinth finishes available, gloss black and gloss white. Central Bearing Housing: Re-designed brass main bearing, offering improved fit and removing stress on the bearing itself while minimising the transfer of potential energy. (Patent pending) Platter: 23mm, high mass, phenolic platter with improved flywheel effect for improved speed stability. Re-Designed Feet: New improved feet to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer. Motor Cover Tray: New motor cover tray with integrated cooling. Balance Weight: New 111g 'Plug and Play' balance weight.
Alphaville Forever Young Tracklisting is detailing the LP. In 1984, German band Alphaville released their iconic debut album Forever Young that enjoys international popularity to this day. The album contains some of their biggest 80’s classics such as the first single Big In Japan, which went to number one in several territories, and the timeless 80s-anthem Forever Young! Even before the album was released, the band unveiled their second single Sounds Like a Melody that topped the charts in Sweden yet again and reached the Top 10 in several European countries. The title track Forever Young was released along with the album on September 27th, 1984. Since then the track has become one of the greatest pop anthems of all time. Forever Young the album hit the Top 20 in six European countries, went triple Gold in Germany and was awarded a Swedish Rockbjörnen as “best foreign album”. The iconic album from 1984 has been remastered for the first time ever including additional bonus material. LP+ - Deluxe Version. LP, DVD and 3CD Set. LP and CD are remastered versions of the album. CD two features Original Singles, B-Sides, 12“ Versions and CD three features 16 Demo versions. The DVD features a new 60 min documentary Never grow up - The story of Forever Young including new interviews with Marian Gold and Bernhard Llyod (both Alphaville), Wolfgang Loos and Colin Pearson (both original album producers) and the original artwork designer plus Original music videos: Forever Young, Big In Japan and Sounds Like A Melody. Rhino CD | LP