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Madness Full House - The Very Best Of 4 LP on 180g vinyl, comes in a pop-up gatefold sleeve. A new compilation featuring a range of Madness' incredible and adored tunes that span across their lengthy career of nearly 40 years. ‘Full House’ is a best-of and then some, featuring 42 of the band’s very best songs, including the hit singles from all of their records (including the above), plus a few of the band’s favourite album tracks. It is a joy to listen to; in mostly chronological order, the 2CD set and download charts the highlights of their career, from 1979’s ‘The Prince’ to 2017’s ‘Another Version Of Me’, with smash hit singles like ‘Our House’ and ‘It Must Be Love’ nestling in between. BMG CD | LP
Lights The Listening (Import) An import of the tenth anniversary edition of the excellent and charming debut full length from electro-popper LIGHTS. LP
Plan B The Defamation Of Strickland Banks (10th Anniversary) Double LP is on 'ox blood' coloured vinyl. The 10th anniversary edition of the classic record from Plan B, released on National Album Day on 'ox-blood' coloured vinyl. A truly defiant figure in the world of music, Plan B’s diverse creativity is inexhaustible. His raw, incendiary debut album, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words broke new ground for UK hip hop in 2006, a loud, proud, obscenity-riddled scream of anger and pride from the streets of East London. But a part of Ben always stayed faithful to the soul he’d first heard as a child, and his sophomore album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks saw him marry the two together with astounding success, achieving quadruple-platinum status, hitting the #1 album spot and selling over 1.4 million copies in the UK alone, plus seeing him win both a BRIT and three Ivor Novello’s. His 2012 directorial debut (and accompanying album) iLLManors saw him smashing boundaries with his creative style of overlapping stories and interweaving rap-narrative, boldly addressing socio-political issues with his often brutal cultural commentary, seeing Ben nominated for his fifth BRIT Award, being nominated for his first Mercury Music prize, and once again hitting #1 in the UK album chart. Atlantic LP Pre-Order
Sigur Ros ( ) ( ) - Sigur Rós’s celebrated third album, and for many people - especially in US where it remains their biggest selling work - the most quintessentially “Sigur Rós” record of their career to date. It is the only album where Jónsi sings entirely in the wordless lyrics of Hopelandic. A desire to elide meaning and allow the listener to bring their own interpretation to the music, extends to the eight songs, all of which are nameless. The music is broadly divided into two halves, divided by a critical 36 seconds of silence. The first half of the album being lighter and more optimistic, and the second half bleaker and more melancholic, culminating in the thundering climax of Untitled #8, the closing song of every Sigur Rós show since the song was written in 2000. ( ) was recorded at the band’s own studio Sundlaugin, in Mosfellsbær outside Reykjavik, in 2002, co-produced by the band with Ken Thomas, who also helmed their break through second album, Agætis Byrjun. Completely out of print, the vinyl album now comes in its full Grammy-nominated artwork, including die-cut sleeve and spot UV varnish inner bags. Krunk LP Pre-Order
Depeche Mode Black Celebration Sony Music's Depeche Mode limited 12" vinyl singles collector's box set project continues with the release of "Black Celebration: The 12" Singles" and "Music For The Masses: The 12" Singles". Each of these definitive box sets contains 12" vinyl singles contemporaneous to either "Black Celebration" (1986) or "Music For The Masses" (1987). Both pivotal releases in the Depeche Mode canon, these albums advanced the band's musical mission, moving the DM sound from industrial pop into darker atmospheric emotional territory. "Black Celebration: The 12" Singles" contains the four original 12" releases from the album plus a 12" vinyl version of the limited edition "A Question Of Lust" cassette release, available for the first time internationally in this collection. "Music For The Masses: The 12" Singles" includes the seven original and special edition 12" vinyl singles from the album. LP
Tears For Fears Rule The World - The Greatest Hits Rule The World feature classics such as “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Shout,” “Mad World,” “Head Over Heels,” “Woman In Chains,” and more, but it also boasts the first original music from the duo since 2004. This year, they recorded two new tracks—“I Love You But I’m Lost” and “Stay”—for inclusion on the collection. The single “I Love You But I’m Lost” bristles with the enigmatic energy of classic Tears For Fears, while the subtle acoustic “Stay” ranks among their most emotional fare. Both fit comfortably alongside the anthems that have defined three generations. UMOD CD | LP
Cocteau Twins Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years There was perhaps a sense, after a while, that the world was taking The Cocteau Twins for granted. Late Eighties reviews had routinely described them as The Voice of God, yet 4AD, concerned that we’d get tired of appreciating the rarefied genius which shimmered in front of our noses, would keep reminding us that they were truly special. The irony was that The Cocteaus were themselves evolving, morphing, reconstituting and taking on new shapes. This wasn’t widely registered at the time. It can be now, as The Fontana Years demonstrates a musical marvel which still makes your ears feel like they’re sucking citrus fruits after years of licking ashtrays, while the rings of Saturn crash-land in your front room. This 4-CD set brings together the two albums the band recorded for Fontana along with B-Sides, EP’s, Radio One sessions and the odd rarity. The set was mastered at Abbey Road from the original tapes and approved by Robin Guthrie. Housed in a study box designed by James Issacs – the booklet contains photos a discography from the era as well as a sleeve note by noted author Chris Roberts. UMC / Mercury CD
Factory Communications 1978 - 1992 Various Artists Originally released as a limited edition four CD collection in 2009, Factory Communications: 1978-92 is a tribute to the label as well as a dedication to the founder, the late Tony Wilson. Making its debut on vinyl, the project celebrates arguably the most important label in UK pop history, collating rare and obscure tracks from a diverse range of acts. It features 63 tracks including cuts from New Order, Joy Division, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Electronic, A Certain Ratio, Section 25 and many others and includes sleeve notes written by Paul Morley. Factory records was founded in 1978 when former Granada TV presenter Tony Wilson teamed up with Alan Erasmus, soon to be joined by maverick producer Martin Hannett. The Factory name was first used for a club featuring local bands including The Durutti Column, Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division. The founding members of the label decided to release an EP of music by the acts who had performed there; “A Factory Sample” - and Factory Records was born. Factory was however much more than just it’s headline acts. “Factory Communications: 1978-92” celebrates the label from the first release through an extremely diverse roster of acts from the cutting edge post punk of A Certain Ratio, Cabaret Voltaire, The Railway Children, OMD, James and Joy Division to obscurities such as Section 25, Biting Tongues, Crispy Ambulance, Miaow and Swamp Children via early dance culture - ESG and 52nd Street, to the full flowering of the ‘Madchester scene’, ending fittingly with the last Factory release, “Sunshine and Love” by Happy Mondays. Sleeve notes written by Paul Morley. Factory Records / Rhino LP
Saint Etienne Good Humor Reissue of the 1998 album from synth-pop / indie-dance group Saint Etienne, the album takes on more acoustic sounds than their previous, electronic driven sound. Heavenly Recordings LP
Saint Etienne Tiger Bay Reissue of the third studio album from synth-poppers Saint Etienne, originally released in 1994. Heavenly Recordings LP
Saint Etienne So Tough Reissue of the second studio album from Saint Ettiene, originally released in 1993. Heavenly Recordings LP
The Human League Secrets Following a greatest hits compilation in the late 90s the Human League signed to the Papillon label. The line-up of Philip Oakey, Susan Sulley and Joanne Catherall recorded the “Secrets” album, with keyboard player Neil Sutton, who co-wrote most of the songs with Oakey, and programmer David Beevers providing the trademark Human League sound. The album’s release in 2001 was preceded by the single “All I Ever Wanted”, but both the single and album lost promotion and sales when Papillon ran into financial difficulties and was closed shortly after the album’s release. This 2LP edition features the original album over the first three sides, while the newly-added fourth side features a non-album B-side, along with one rare remix each of “All I Ever Wanted”, “You’ll Be Sorry” and “Love Me Madly?”. Demon LP
Imogen Heap Speak For Yourself LP on 180g vinyl. Imogen Heap’s second album Speak for Yourself fuses her strong voice with electronic soundscapes and alternative rock movements. Frou Frou’s vocalist created this vulnerable atmosphere by searching for different ways to explore her emotions. On the hit single “Hide & Seek” she takes the minimalism to the extreme. The songs begins to drive as her mood becomes very upbeat and happy about the loss and getting over a relationship. While listening to “Goodnight and Go” you’ll hear an impressive guitar solo provided by the legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. It’s an all in one package where the music speaks for itself. Imogen Heap is known for her being part of the short-lived project Frou Frou. Afterwards she started a successful solo career. Music On Vinyl LP
Metronomy Nights Out (10th Anniversary) The tenth anniversary edition of Metronomy's big breakthrough album Nights Out. Included with a second disc that features a range of unreleased demos, rarities and b-sides. "An album that, unquestionably, marks him out as one of the UK's most promising new producers" - The Guardian (2008) "What started out sounding like a simple little home-grown electro record has uncoiled itself over a summer of listens into a multi-layered party playlist that gurgles out anthems without pause." 9/10 – NME (2008) Because Music LP
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip Angles Reissue of the debut album from Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, originally released back in 2008! Fans of everyone from Metronomy to Sage Francis will love this. Sunday Best CD | LP
The Streets Original Pirate Material A long awaited vinyl re-press of the 2002 album that changed everything... the debut from The Streets. CD | LP
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell The original album from New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs, now newly remastered and reissued on 180g black vinyl for the first time ever. They've got groove, swagger and plenty of stunning tunes with anthemic qualities. From the high-frequency opening riff of ‘Rich’ to the fuzzy hump of ‘Cold Light’, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase track Karen O’s moods with often freakish empathy. It’s a stark, uncluttered album, with plenty of room for those pinballing guitar lines and weird rhythm clusters. - NME Dress Up / Polydor LP
The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free (vinyl) Re-press of Mike Skinner's highly praised second album as The Streets, a massive and influential album in the UK hip-hop / garage scene with isightful and observational lyrics about the everyday life. This was the album that saw Skinner compared to the likes of Ray Davies and Paul Weller in evoking the glorious mess of everyday life. A striking concept album set to an inventive sonic backdrop, the seemingly prosaic tale of a young man unlucky in love (and, so it seems, money) is brought brilliantly to life in a barrage of astute lyrics, lurid tales and memorable hooks. Deservedly awarded a 9.1 review from Pitchfork, the record sees Skinner reveal his most vulnerable self: Dry Your Eyes and Blinded By The Lights, in particular, manage to articulate painfully familiar feelings that appeal to music fans of every hue. This record marked Skinner’s creative peak, received international acclaim and, thanks to its distinctiveness, propelled its maker to the top of the musical tree. LP
Depeche Mode A Broken Frame (The 12" Singles) Depeche Mode realized the format's potential and 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 remastered from the original tapes and cut 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 vinyl single artwork. A Broken Frame | The 12" Singles contains See You 12": "See You (Extended Version)" b/w "Now This Is Fun (Extended Version)"; The Meaning of Love 12": "The Meaning of Love (Fairly Odd Mix)" b/w "Oberkorn (It’s a Small Town) (Development Mix)"; Leave In Silence 12": "Leave In Silence (Longer)" b/w "Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden" and "Leave In Silence (Quieter)"; original single poster reproduction; download card.
Depeche Mode Speak & Spell (The 12" Singles) Depeche Mode realized the format's potential and 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 remastered from the original tapes and cut 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 vinyl single artwork. Speak & Spell | The 12" Singles contains a facsimile reproduction of the rare Flexi Disc "Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead" b/w "King of the Flies" (the Fad Gadget track as on the original release); Dreaming Of Me 12": "Dreaming of Me" b/w "Ice Machine"; New Life 12": "New Life (Remix)" b/w "Shout! (Rio Mix)"; Just Can’t Get Enough 12": "Just Can’t Get Enough (Schizo Mix)" b/w "Any Second Now (Altered)"; original single poster reproduction; download card.
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.