GPO Ambassador The GPO Ambassador is a portable 'briefcase style' record player with a rechargeable battery so you can use it anywhere and everywhere! It takes 2 hours to charge and that gives you 2.5 hours of battery life. It features a Bluetooth connector so you can stream music from your phone through the built in speakers and even add any external Bluetooth speaker to boost the sound! This player also includes a USB socket from which you can record your vinyl audio straight into the USB stick that comes with the turntable!!
Doves The Universal Want Indies and High Street Retailers exclusive LP is on 'white' coloured vinyk. Both LPs are packaged in a gatefold sleeve and include a download code. LP Set is packaged in a box with a lenticular cover of the album art. Includes an exclusive picture disc LP, a cassette tape, a 12" remix vinyl, 12" x 12" art prints, postcards and a download code. Numbered, limited edition. The highly anticipated fifth full length from Doves, their first record in over eleven years. Buoyed by refreshed chemistry, restless studio creativity and public reaction to their return. Only the second track and first single proper to be revealed, Prisoners forces attention upon itself, not least with the poignancy of Goodwin’s repeated greeting to ‘old friends’, but as an unstoppable, driving tale of caution in a world of unending desire. Produced by Doves with Dan Austin and recorded at the band’s own Frank Bough Sound III studios in North West England, the high heat of its Northern Soul beat is fanned by wiry guitar breaks and cuts of ethereal noise contorting beneath layers of stacked vocals. A statuesque musical statement, Prisoners guides Doves’ second chapter to a peak now within touching distance, the lyrics contrasting to express unease with modern ills. Virgin / EMI CD | LP
Gorillaz Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez Indies exclusive LP is on 'neon orange' coloured vinyl. Deluxe Double LP includes the bonus tracks, a CD, a 20-page hardcover artbook, download code, 3x 12" art prints, 1x 12" label copy sheet. Deluxe CD + Deluxe LPs are packaged in alternative art. Gorillaz started the year with Episode 1 - ‘Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves’ - of Song Machine, a whole new concept from one of the most innovative bands around. Now, six episodes in, Noodle, 2D, Murdoc and Russel have visited Morocco and Paris, London and Lake Como, as well as travelling all the way to the moon, and Gorillaz is ready to bring you the full collection titled Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez, out on 23 rd October 2020. Song Machine is the ongoing and ever-evolving process which has seen Gorillaz joined by an expanding roster of collaborators captured live in Kong Studios and beyond. The result is an expansive collection of tracks embracing a myriad of sounds, styles, genres and attitudes from a breath-taking line-up of guest artists including Beck, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Kano, Leee John, Octavian, Peter Hook, Robert Smith, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Slaves, Slowthai, St Vincent and 6LACK. Parlophone CD | LP Pre-Order
Queen Complete Studio Collection Universal Music are proud to release all hit Queen studio albums sourced from the original master tapes mastered by Bob Ludwig. This 18 vinyl LP box set comes with a lavishly illustrated 12 x 12 inch 108 page hardback book which features introductions to each album, quotes from Queen themselves, hand-written lyrics, rare photograhs, memorabilia, and information on singles and videos. UMC LP
John Lennon Gimme Some Truth. Please note: the tracklisting is detailing the 4 LP edition. John Winston Ono Lennon would have been 80 on October 9th 2020. In celebration of his life and the incredible pleasure his music has brought to millions in his lifetime, a new Best Of will be released. A multi-format collection, entitled GIMME SOME TRUTH., this set has been personally curated by the Lennon estate and mixes the biggest hits like the classic and timeless “Imagine” with campaigning songs such as “Give Peace A Chance” and the evergreen classics like “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” and is culled from all of his solo albums including the posthumous “Milk And Honey”. John Lennon is simply one of the most recognised and respected musicians of the modern era. As one half of perhaps the most successful songwriting partnerships of all time he deserves his place in history. That this partnership was with Paul McCartney in The Beatles means that he is also one of the most successful recording artists in history. With every succeeding generation falling for their genius, their legend continues to grow and they dominate the pop landscape. Their split in 1970 allowed each of the band members, by now literally some of the most famous people on the planet, to find their own voice as solo artists and to grow beyond the confines of the band. For John Lennon, this meant throwing himself headlong into life with his new wife, Yoko Ono and eventually a new life in New York City. Being a solo artist meant that he could delve deep within himself and realise music that was both deeply personal and challenging and which sometimes required a commitment from the audience too. His songs during his solo career mixed accessible pop melodies with sometimes stark and heart-rending simplicity and all points inbetween. His lyrics ranged from deep introspection and self-analysis to subjects that were more concerned with politics (of self, of relationships, of the campaign for peace, of the place of mankind as well as global politics). After a first rush of creativity, he took a step back from the limelight to care for his son, Sean, at home in New York, but when he was ready he returned to recording with one of his most successful and impactful albums. Double Fantasy, preceded by the single (Just Like) Starting Over had been released the month before his life was tragically cut short on 8th December 1980. But this album joins the rest of his solo canon as testament to one of the truly great and truly iconoclastic musicians and personalities of the era. UMC CD | LP Pre-Order
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 2020 Please note: the tracklisting is detailing the LP editions. Another prized jewel in the Rolling Stones' unmatched catalogue is to be restored to its full glory and more, with the September 4 multi-format release of their 1973 classic Goats Head Soup. The album will be available in multiple configurations, including four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions, with a treasure trove of unreleased studio and live material. The reissue follows the huge success and acclaim for the Stones' “Living In A Ghost Town” single and their universally-admired lockdown performance of “You Can't Always Get What You Want” in Global Citizen's April special One World: Together at Home. The box set and deluxe CD and vinyl editions of Goats Head Soup will all feature ten bonus tracks, which include alternate versions, outtakes and no fewer than three previously unheard tracks. The first of these to be unveiled, “Criss Cross”, is available as an instant grat track today with pre-orders of the album, and on all streaming and download services. The official “Criss Cross” video is out now, watch here. Stones devotees worldwide will be thrilled by the inclusion, on the box set and deluxe editions, of the previously unheard “Scarlet”, featuring guitar by Jimmy Page, and a third newly unveiled song, “All The Rage”. The layered guitar textures of “Scarlet” make for a track that's as infectious and raunchy as anything the band cut in this hallowed era. As well as Jimmy Page guesting alongside Mick & Keith on the track it also features on bass Rick Grech of Blind Faith fame. Poydor CD | LP
PARADISE LOST Obsidian Obsidian… dark, reflective and black: it’s a pretty decent description of the music that PARADISE LOST have been making over the last 32 years, even though this most resilient of British metal bands have stoically refused to be pinned down to one easily defined formula. Powered by a lust for creativity and a stout devotion to haunting heaviness, PARADISE LOST have defied the odds by coming back stronger than ever over the past decade. “We’re doing really well right now,” says guitarist and co-founder Greg Mackintosh. “The last few albums have gone down well and we’ve gradually moved back up the festival bills. But for me, I think about it more in terms of being relaxed and content. It’s a good time to be in PARADISE LOST.” Nuclear Blast CD | LP
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds - 50th Anniversary Edition Expected 10th June The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound. Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever heard on a rock record. "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Caroline No," and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are such cuts as "You Still Believe in Me," "Don't Talk," "I Know There's an Answer," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times." CD Boxset - 4 CD/Blu-ray Audio collectors edition presented in a hardbound book, features the remastered original album in stereo and mono, plus hi res stereo, mono, instrumental and 5.1 surround mixes, session outtakes, alternate mixes and previously unreleased live recordings. UMC CD | LP Pre-Order