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'The Very Best Of' 3CD Release Date 11/05/2009

Brand new, career spanning 3CD set, with over 3½ hours of hits, b-sides, classic album tracks, rarities and live favourites [1989-2008] from the dynamic and prolific British hard rock band, formed in 1989. Produced in association with Thunder and includes material from their classic albums: 'Backstreet Symphony', 'Laughing On Judgement Day', 'Behind Closed Doors', 'Shooting At The Sun', 'The Magnificent Seventh!', 'Robert Johnson's Tombstone', 'Bang!', 'The Magnificent Five Do Xmas!', 'Live At Rock City, Nottingham'. Contains the anthemic hits 'Dirty Love', 'Backstreet Symphony' and 'Love Walked In' among many others. Also features the complete legendary 1990 'Donington Monsters Of Rock' performance, which cemented their place in the hearts of British rock fans. 20 years since forming, and after twenty top-50 singles and 9 studio albums, Thunder have recently announced they are calling it a day, due to other commitments and embark on an emotional farewell UK tour this July.



'The Mighty Avengers' DVD OUT NOW!!

With their critical and commercial acclaim increasing all the time, Nickelback can now be counted as one of the world's most popular bands. And with an ever-growing army of fans hungry for new material and live shows, one who are set for huge further successes for years to come. Using rare footage and interviews, and contributions from the people who have come to know Nickelback best over the years, this extraordinary band's story is told here in its entirety. And with the aid of news clips, location shoots and further input from the world's top music journalists, this DVD opens the lid on Nickelback's phenomenal rise to the top.



'Love Bomb Live 1967 – 1969' 2CD OUT NOW!!

* Vintage British psychedelia * Deluxe 2-disc set * Detailed booklet with rare photos and an introduction from the band's leader, Brian Godding * Previously unreleased material * Guest appearance from Frank Zappa * Mastered from the original tapes Blossom Toes are well established as one of the UK's best-loved 60s psych bands, and this double CD set captures them at the height of their powers. Disc One was recorded live in Stockholm's Filip Club on August 26th 1967, just after they'd completed their classic debut, 'We Are Ever So Clean'. It finds the band poised between that album's cheery popsike and the dense progressive psychedelia of its follow-up, 1969's 'If Only For A Moment'. Previously available only as an incomplete bootleg, it is mastered from original tapes supplied by the engineer who recorded it, Anders Lind. Disc Two kicks off with two rare tracks from 1967 radio sessions, then continues with two cuts apiece from the band's appearances at 1969's Amougies and Bilzen festivals – the latter boasting a guest appearance from none other han Frank Zappa. The set comes complete with a full booklet (including rare photos and an introduction from the band's leader, Brian Godding), making it essential for all fans of British psychedelia.



'Dark Side Of The Moon' DVD (+Book) OUT NOW!!

'Dark Side of The Moon stands' amongst Pink Floyds greatest works, as well as being the biggest commercial success. This comprehensive DVD and Book set analyses what must rank as one of Floyds best albums, through rare archive footage, in the company of band insiders and members of the original team. Including: Clare Torry, the artist responsible for the magnificent vocals on the majestic track 'The Great Gig In The Sky'. George Hardie, the genius behind for the classic refracting prism artwork who worked closely with Floyd. Pip Williams, session musician and production legend who has worked closely with major bands including Status Quo, the Moody Blues and many more! Classic live performance footage!



'Runnin' Down A Dream' 3DVD+1CD OUT NOW!!

A 4 disc box set – 3 DVDs with over 5 hours of video, 1 CD of rare and unreleased tracks. Peter Bogdanovich's epic 4 hour film, about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Runnin' Down A Dream. The 4-hour documentary chronicles the history of the band, from its inception as Mudcrutch, right up to the 30th anniversary concert in Petty's home town of Gainesville, Florida. The movie features interviews with George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Jeff Lynne, Rick Rubin, Johnny Depp, Jackson Browne and more, plus music from the storied rock band's entire career. Petty's solo career is also touched on, as is his time with The Traveling Wilburys. Third disc is the celebrated hometown 30th anniversary concert, The fourth disc includes rare and unreleased material from the film. There's a 1977 rehearsal of 'Breakdown', a version of John Sebastian's, 'Stories We Could Tell' from rehearsal for French television, 'Honey Bee' from Saturday Night Live with Dave Grohl on drums, a first-take, first-time recording of Hank Williams' classic 'Lost Highway', and more. It's a striking collection that offers its own striking vantage point on thirty years of Heartbreaker history.



'Know Your Enemy' C5  Release Date 27/04/2009

Reprise Records will release Green Day's long-awaited eighth studio album, entitled '21st Century Breakdown', on Friday, May 15th, 2009. The album is the best-selling trio's first studio album since 2004's two-time Grammy Award-winning punk-rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide. 21st Century Breakdown is divided into three acts: "Heroes and Cons", "Charlatans and Saints", and "Horseshoes and Handgrenades", and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far. Songs include 'Know Your Enemy', '21 Guns', 'East Jesus Nowhere', 'Before the Lobotomy', and 'Restless Heart Syndrome'. In a recent feature, Rolling Stone called the album "even more ambitious than 'American Idiot'" and "a record of die-hard punk ideals…tightly scripted, continually ascending classic-rock excitement". Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool have been at work writing, arranging, and recording '21st Century Breakdown' since early 2006 and are currently making finishing touches with producer Butch Vig, who is known for his work with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, and many others.



'The Essential' 3CD Release Date 11/05/2009

Brand new 3CD set featuring classic recordings 1952-1981 from the legendary and prolific Slim Whitman, whose unique high-baritone voice has charmed audiences through records and concerts for more than half a century. Though he was once known as "America's Favorite Folksinger", Slim Whitman was, for the majority of his career, more famous in Europe than in the United States although he enjoyed a big US revival in the early 1980s. This complete collection contains all of Slim's eight UK hits (the biggest being 'Rose Marie', 'Indian Love Call', 'I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen' and 'Serenade'), popular country / easy listening standards, rarities and fans concert favourites. Many tracks previously unreleased or unavailable on CD. Contains tracks digitally remastered from original tapes at Capitol Studios in L.A. Compilation mastered at Abbey Road Studios. This is the definitive Slim Whitman Collection, containing over 3½ hours of beautiful vocals from this sensational performer.



'White Lies For Dark Times' CD Release Date 27/04/2009

Grammy Award winner Ben Harper has enjoyed a long and successful musical career around the world since the release of his debut album in 1992. In fact, he has established himself as one of the world's most versatile and hard-working musicians plus he along with his previous band The Innocent Criminals is one of the top concert draws around the globe. Ben Harper has sold an impressive 7.1 million albums worldwide outside of the U.S. Relentless 7, Ben's killer new band is sure to cause a big reaction all over the world with their soaring new album 'White Lies For Dark Times'. We will introduce this new band with key club shows in France, the UK and Australia in the early spring. They will also be playing key festival dates all over the world.



'Heaven On Earth [Special Edition]' 2D Release Date 04/05/2009

From punk-rocker to pop singer, Belinda Carlisle's hugely successful career spans many genres and has earned her 7 solo UK Top 10 singles and 5 solo UK Top 10 albums. The height of her commercial success came in 1987 with the seismic 'Heaven On Earth', the multi-platinum selling album spawning 5 of her Top 10 hits including the No 1 smash title track 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth'. The original album has now been lovingly remastered, comes complete with 5 bonus tracks of contemporary b-side remixes and is accompanied by a DVD of a 1988 live show [previously only available on VHS] with Belinda performing all her hits and Go-Gos covers. The two discs come packaged in a 6-panel digipack featuring photos and visuals not included in the original release as well as liner notes including an interview from Belinda herself.



'80s Rewind' 2CD Release Date 11/05/2009

The 80s are back! 40 classic pop songs from the decade that brought us great hits from Wham, Blondie, Duran Duran, Adam and the Ants, Human League, Heaven 17 and Haircut 100. Plus Ultravox, Spandau Ballet and The Specials who are all touring this year. Kim Wilde, Brother Beyond, Paul Young, Belinda Carlisle feature on the annual 80s Here and Now tour which will be playing 25 gigs this year.



'Something Is Squeezing My Skull' 2S / 7" Release Date 27/04/2009

These will be made available once the stock comes in!

'Something Is Squeezing My Skull' Bundle Set  Release Date 27/04/2009

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Morrissey is set to release a new single from his spectacular 'Years of Refusal' LP. 'Something Is Squeezing My Skull' will be released on 2 x CD and 7" vinyl on 27th April, backed with live recordings of the never before performed 'This Charming Man', 'Best Friend on The Payroll' (from 'Southpaw Grammar') and 'I Keep Mine Hidden' (the last song recorded by The Smiths) recorded at Radio 2's special Live With Morrissey concert at BBC Radio Theatre in London on 11th February.



'Maladjusted [Expanded Edition]' CD Release Date 27/04/2009

Maladjusted is ripe for re-appraisal – it contains some of Morrissey's most underrated and superb songs. This new version of the 1997 album is now re-presented by Morrissey to include b-sides in a completely new sequence with a new sleeve, a typically captivating new essay, by Morrissey himself, and rare photos. From the opening title track, with its intimidating, swirling sonic attack, to the beautiful torch songs – 'Ambitious Outsiders', 'Trouble Loves Me' and 'Wide To Receive', this is one of his most diverse and interesting records. This version now includes the controversial track 'Sorrow Will Come In The End', withdrawn from the British album, it featured Morrissey intoning, rather than singing, over a backing of manic strings and the beat of a judge's gavel – the song clearly about the bitter royalties dispute! The original album was produced by the legendary Steve Lillywhite, it contains the hit singles 'Satan Rejected My Soul', a blistering return to the glam-rock of earlier and the upbeat 'Alma Matters'.



'Doll Domination [The Mini Collection]' CD Release Date 27/04/2009

The Pussycat Dolls continue their reign as the biggest girl group on the planet – this time in miniature form! 'Doll Domination – The Mini Collection' is a 6 track mini album that includes the 3 massive hits from the original and also exclusively features the new single 'Jai Ho!' and 2 other brand new tracks – 'Hush Hush; Hush Hush' & 'Painted Windows'.



'Magnificent' Ltd 7" Release Date 04/05/2009

Magnificent, the second single taken from U2's No Line On The Horizon, will be released on May 4th by Mercury Records. The track is 'a stunning slow-building anthem with the ambience of The Unforgettable Fire' according to Q magazine, and has just been added to the Radio 2 B-List. With an astounding video in the pipeline, and an excellent remix package to boot, Magnificent is shaping up to be much bigger than first single Get On Your Boots. No Line On The Horizon was released on March 2nd and has since topped charts in 30 major territories around the world, including holding the number 1 spot in the UK for 2 weeks. Indeed, the album recorded the biggest week one sales of the year so far. The band will play Europe and North America this year, and the U2 360° Tour is set to open in Barcelona on June 30th, ahead of UK dates at Wembley Stadium in London, Don Valley in Sheffield, Hampden Park in Glasgow and Millennium Stadium Cardiff in August.


One of the most successful, prolific, thrilling and influential bands of all time release 14 re-mastered classic albums throughout 2009. Now fans will get a chance to rediscover many of their past favourites and unearth some forgotten gems along the way too …all re-mastered and sounding better than ever. The seventies was the decade when the Rolling Stones became known as the world's greatest rock'n'roll band, a tag they thoroughly deserved and have yet to lose. They performed groundbreaking concerts in arenas and moved effortlessly into open-air stadiums. They stuck their collective tongue out at the British establishment and became citizens of the world. They made front page news wherever they went, from the French Riviera to Switzerland via the US and Canada. They set up their own label and made the most of their new-found artistic freedom. And, most importantly, they issued a series of definitive studio albums, on a par with the best work they had produced at the end of the sixties.

* The Rolling Stones Boxset

 Start collecting all 14 studio albums with this unique, limited edition collectors' box set that comes with the first 4 titles – 'Sticky Fingers', 'Goats Head Soup', 'It's Only Rock'N Roll' and 'Black And Blue' and has space for the remaining titles – to be reissued through 2009.

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Recorded at Muscle Shoals in Alabama, with the Rolling Stones mobile and at Olympic Studios in London, 'Sticky Fingers' is an acknowledged masterpiece and rightly features on the list of Rolling Stone Magazine's Greatest Albums Of All Time. It came housed in a controversial 'zipper' sleeve conceived by Andy Warhol – and topped the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The US number one single 'Brown Sugar' has become the ultimate rock anthem but the riffy 'Bitch' is just as intoxicating while the ballads 'Sister Morphine' and 'Moonlight Mile' are timeless classics. 'Sticky Fingers' also provided rock fans with 'Can't You Hear Me Knocking' and 'Sway'. The much-covered 'Wild Horses' and 'Dead Flowers' inaugurated a rich run of country-tinged material for the band. Keith Richards & Mick Jagger's songwriting partnership had reached another level as this album was unveiled in 1971.

* Goats Head Soup

 Originally issued in 1973, 'Goats Head Soup' was another Transatlantic chart-topper. Recording started at Byron Lee's Dynamic Sound Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, in late 1972 and was completed in London and Los Angeles the following year. Packaged in another iconic sleeve shot by photographer David Bailey, it's fondly remembered for the ballad 'Angie', a US number one, and the swear words on the raunchy closer 'Star Star'. The ominous opener 'Dancing With Mr. D', the funky 'Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)' and the gorgeous 'Winter' have been a tad overshadowed by the rest of the group's mighty canon and are well worth rediscovering.

* It's Only Rock'n'Roll

 Produced by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards under their Glimmer Twins guise, 'It's Only Rock'n'Roll' was another number one album in the US in 1974, and contains two hit singles, the title track and a great reworking of an old Motown favourite, The Temptations' 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg'. Guy Peellaert's fin de siècle sleeve beautifully captures the mood of the times. Mick Taylor ended his tenure with some wonderful guitar work on 'Time Waits For No One' while his eventual replacement Ronnie Wood hosted the sessions for 'It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It)', a concert favourite to this day.

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The Rolling Stones went through the process of auditioning several guitarists, including Wayne Perkins and Harvey Mandel, who both guest on 'Black And Blue', the album which debuted at number one in the US in 1976. But Wood was always the favourite and duly joined Charlie Watts on the back of the gatefold sleeve. Recorded in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the US, 'Black And Blue' features the wonderful ballads 'Fool To Cry' and 'Memory Motel' and some top notch riffing on 'Hand Of Fate' and 'Crazy Mama'. The irresistibly funky 'Hot Stuff' became a club hit, a sign of things to come for a formidable band equally at ease with blues, rock, country, reggae or dance.



'If U Seek Amy' C5 Release Date 04/05/2009

**The 3rd single taken from the 'Circus' album**

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