Wednesday’s Forthcoming Releases [Part I]


DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 'Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King': [Release Date 01/06/2009]


On June 1st, Warner will release Dave Matthews Band's 'Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King', the group's seventh studio album and their first since 2005's 'Stand Up'. With its celebratory spirit and lyrical ruminations on fragile mortality, 'Big Whiskey' pays tribute to the band's saxophonist, LeRoi Moore, and features some of his last recordings. Moore passed away in the summer of 2008, halfway through the making of the album. New York Magazine praised lead single 'Funny the Way It Is' as "pure muscle – it's got a bulletproof groove and the type of bounce that has marked the band all along" while Rolling Stone hailed 'Big Whiskey' as the group's "heaviest album yet, both musically and emotionally".


CROSBY STILLS & NASH 'Demos': [Release Date 01/06/2009]


Rhino presents a collection of solo and group rarities from one of the worlds first super-groups including tracks such as 'Marrakesh Express', 'Déjà Vu' and a guest appearance from Neil Young on 'Music Is Love'. As members of one of rock's first super-groups, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, & Graham Nash helped define the Woodstock generation through their peerless harmonies, resonant songwriting and deep commitment to political and social causes. The trio will tour this summer with UK shows including Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. Crosby, Stills & Nash will also be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 18th 2009 in New York City. Pre-tour and in time to celebrate the Hall Of Fame, Rhino will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the group's early days with a collection of 12 previously unreleased demos recorded between 1968 and 1971.

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WOODSTOCK REISSUES: [Release Date 01/06/2009]

Woodstock 2CD:

Woodstock [2] 2CD:

The 40th Anniversary, 2CD reissue of the soundtrack (originally released in 1970). Remastered from the original analogue soundboard tapes recorded at the historic 1969 concert. The Audio companion to Michael Wadleigh's Oscar winning documentary feature 'Woodstock'. These Re-issues preserves the running order featured on original LP sets. Deluxe booklet features rare photos and new liner notes by Gene Sculatti.

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UFO 'The Visitor': [Release Date 01/06/2009]


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The current UFO line-up continues to consist of the three original members, Phil Mogg [vocals], Paul Raymond [guitar, keyboards], and Andy Parker [drums], as well as American world-class guitarist Vinnie Moore. Bass legend and original member Pete Way is currently suffering from a liver disease and was unfortunately not available for the studio production. "All those who have been into UFO for a long time will find all our characteristic trademarks on 'The Visitor', and anybody new to the band will be impressed by our enthusiasm and dynamism" front man Phil Mogg enthuses on the subject of the new songs. 'The Visitor' sees the band benefiting especially from their collaboration with Vinnie Moore, who joined UFO in autumn 2003 and has made an excellent impression on the albums, 'You Are Here' [2004] and 'The Monkey Puzzle' [2006], and on the band's tours. Mogg: "Without running down previous UFO line-ups – it's been a long time since we had a team as strong as this one. Vinnie contributes his youthful energy and amazing guitar technique, and in Andy's return we've seen the reappearance of a musician who has always been very important to the band's original sound".


KLAUS SCHULZE featuring LISA GERRARD 'Dziekuje Bardzo': [Release Date 01/06/2009]



In the successful history of the cooperation between Klaus Schulze and Lisa Gerrard, a new chapter is written. Klaus Schulze is an institution, a living legend – he was member of electronic pop icons such as Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel and since 1972 he has released a plethora of solo albums. He has provided remixes for a variety of interesting bands and he has collaborated with a variety of other thrilling and innovative artists. The Moog specialist and confessed Wagner fan has been a flickering will-o-the-wisp within the music scene for nearly four decades. Lisa Gerrard was once a member of the unique duo Dead Can Dance and has since contributed to a host of movie scores such as Gladiator, Ali and Whale Rider. She owns one of the most remarkable and expressive voices of modern times. After the extremely successful studio album 'Farscape' and the Live DVD/CD 'Rheingold'. The 'Dziekuje Bardzo' Set [Polish for 'many thanks'] will be released to reveal more highlights. The 3CD Set not only contains the concert in Warsaw from 13th November 2008, you will also find a complete concert which was recorded the day before in the Schiller's Theatre in Berlin. The Warsaw concert was a big emotional moment and a triumphant return for Klaus Schulze: 25 years after his last concerts in Poland he returned to the place where he can count on his most loyal fans. As always with Klaus Schulze, exclusive new pieces were played in both concerts, Lisa Gerrard is to be heard on the tracks 'Bazylika NSJ', 'Godspell', 'Ocean Of Innocence' and 'Spanish Ballerina' as a singer, 'Shoreless One' and 'Shoreless Two' are two long Klaus Schulze-solo pieces with breathtaking solos on the Mini-Moog. Both concerts differ in atmosphere, intensity and character and present again a huge number of new facets. The DVD is published in an elegant slipcase and contains the 30-minute documentatary 'In The Moog For Love' with a detailed interview with Lisa Gerrard in addition to the concert, directed by James L. Frachon.


HANK WILLIAMS 'The Unreleased Recordings: Gospel Keepsakes': [Release Date 01/06/2009]


From the critically acclaimed 'Unreleased Recordings' series, come the songs that Hank Williams, born Hiram King Williams in Mount Olive, West Alabama, wanted to play and sing when he was with his people. The songs on 'The Unreleased Recordings: Gospel Keepsakes' capture the country music legend at his most inspired. Commercial pressures meant that Williams rarely recorded gospel music for his releases; however, when he made these recordings for the 'Mother's Best Flour' radio shows in 1951, Hank made sure that religious music was well represented. He performed old time jubilees, formal hymns, gospel songs and southern quartet music, and we've gathered them for this very special Hank Williams treasure. The Unreleased Recordings: Gospel Keepsakes includes a never-before-released version of one of the most popular hymns of the twentieth century, Williams classic 'I Saw The Light', as well as a previously unreleased version of the southern gospel standard 'Thirty Pieces of Silver'. The ultimate single CD collection featuring gospel and religious performances captured when Hank was in his prime. A very rich assortment of spiritual songs that captures the father of country music at his most impassioned.


DEEP PURPLE 'History, Hits & Highlights '68 – '76': [Release Date 01/06/2009]


Deep Purple are one of the most successful and revered British rock bands of all time. This new two disc set covers the initial phase of the band's existence through four different line-ups from 1968 to 1976. This era produced the classic Deep Purple albums such as 'In Rock', 'Fireball', 'Burn' and 'Machine Head' that created their legend and still provide the backbone of their live sets today despite the ongoing commercial success of the band post their 1984 reunion. Combining full performances and a small number of archive interviews featuring much rare and previously unreleased live, studio and TV footage this superb set is the definitive collection of the early years of Deep Purple. The DVD includes fantastic full length performances from all four line-ups of the original Deep Purple. Packaged as a double amaray case inside a slipcase with lavishly illustrated booklet of memorabilia. The ultimate collectors' package for early Deep Purple. Features the classics: 'Smoke On The Water', 'Hush', 'Speed King', 'Black Night', 'Child In Time', 'Strange Kind Of Woman', 'Burn', 'Mistreated' and many more.


TOM JONES 'This Is Tom Jones: What's New Pussycat': [Release Date 01/06/2009]


Network television needed a healthy dose of youthful sex appeal and swagger in the late 60's, and Tom Jones fit the bill perfectly: he oozed charisma thanks to his powerhouse voice and slick stage moves. At the age of 28, he hosted his own weekly musical variety show, 'This is Tom Jones', a hip, high-energy hour of entertainment that ran on ABC from 1969 to 1971. 'This is Tom Jones: What's New Pussycat?' features some of the greatest moments from his iconic show including performances by the Bee Gees and John Denver. Tom also turns up the heat with show-stopping renditions of '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' and 'All Right Now', plus delivers his sexy hit 'What's New Pussycat'. For laughs, George Carlin and Tim Conway deliver classic comic routines in addition to more musical performances by Mama Cass Elliot, Sergio Mendes and Lynn Redgrave. He'd won a Grammy, sold millions of records & appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as at the top venues worldwide. But unlike most TV hosts, Jones belonged to the rock 'n' roll generation – his show was hip and cool. Tom invited his peers to perform on his show – all live. 'This Is Tom Jones' is a trend-setting TV series – these episodes have never before been out on video! Re-mixed and re-mastered for pristine sound.


ENTER SHIKARI 'Juggernauts': [Release Date 01/06/2009]


In Enter Shikari's short time on this planet since forming in St Albans, Hertfordshire in 2003, the band have made some impressive achievements. Should you need reminding, by November 2006 – while still yet to release their debut single – they became only the second unsigned band ever to sell out London's legendary Astoria venue. A top five debut album ['Take To The Skies'], Kerrang and NME Awards, and sold out Brixton Academy shows soon followed. But that's ancient history, we're far more concerned with the future… June 1st bestows upon the universe the first single release from Enter Shikari's highly-anticipated second album 'Common Dreads'. Produced by writer / remixer / producer Andy Gray [Korn, U2] at Arreton Manor on the Isle Of White, 'Juggernauts' takes the band's hardcore and metallic roots and injects them with a 1000x amplified take on the melodic rock and atmospheric pop that was hinted at on the debut album, then it splashes a punishing hyperactive synth sequence all over it and sets it loose to cause trouble in the park. All the other songs on the radio will be afraid of 'Juggernauts'… it'll take their lunch money and send them back to the Brits school with their haircuts between their legs. This is the sound of Enter Shikari matured, focused and at the peak of their powers, and it heralds an album that features a sprawling collection of genre-abusing/fusing/decimating tracks from a band brave enough to stand on their own and away from the pack.


MASTODON 'Crack The Skye': [Release Date 01/06/2009]

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Prog metal behemoths Mastodon, release the vinyl LP edition of their 4th album, 'Crack The Skye' on June 1st on Reprise Records. Recorded in their hometown of Atlanta, GA with producer Brendan O Brien (AC/DC, Pearl Jam), 'Crack The Skye' takes you on an epic journey from start to finish. One that involves astral travel, wormholes, and even Rasputin.


ROSE TATTOO 'Blood Brothers': [Release Date 01/06/2009]

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Rose Tattoo are the Australian hard rock band, led by Angry Anderson. Their sound is mixed with blues rock influences. Among their best known songs are 'We Can't Be Beaten', 'Scarred For Life', 'Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw' and 'Bad Boy For Love'. Their first four albums were produced by Harry Vanda and George Young who also worked with AC/DC.


MOONSPELL 'Night Eternal': [Release Date 01/06/2009]

Ltd 2LP:

One of the biggest bands in the gothic metal genre. Produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio (Sick of It All, Halford, The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn). The first time on LP. Deluxe Gatefold Edition + 3 Bonus Tracks.

1 Comment

  1. I’d like to order WOODSTOCK REISSUES (both cd’s)…but I’m not sure if you’re taking orders from Croatia…so I just thought of asking that hear..hope someone can help me out by letting me know!

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