4 x SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES REISSUES: Release Date 06/04/2009
A Kiss In The Dreamhouse –
The classic Banshees album from 1982 has been digitally remastered and now boasts 4 Bonus Tracks including the epic 12" versions of Fireworks (#22 in May '82) and Slowdive (#41 in October '82) and the Previously Unreleased Demo versions of Painted Bird and Cascade.
* Hyaena – http://991.com/buy/productinformation.aspx?StockNumber=465453
The classic Banshees album from 1984 has been digitally remastered and now boasts 4 Bonus Tracks including 'Dear Prudence', the Glamour Mix of 'Dazzle' and the Previously Unreleased songs 'Baby Piano – Part One" and "Baby Piano – Part Two" featuring Robert Smith of The Cure.
* Nocturne http://991.com/buy/productinformation.aspx?StockNumber=465455
The classic Live Banshees album from 1986 has been digitally remastered and now comes in a digi-pak with sleevenotes by Paul Morley * Tinderbox -
The classic Banshees album from 1986 has been digitally remastered and now boasts 4 Bonus Tracks including the extended version of 'Cities In Dust' and 3 previously unreleased tracks, the Chris Kimsey version of Sweetest Chill and the JVC versions of 'Starcrossed Lovers' and 'Song From The Edge of the World'.
MOTOWN LABEL 'Motown 4 Kids' CD – Release Date 06/04/2009
Motown for Kids is the first in a series of planned Universal FUN releases aimed at Children but with songs and artists their parents will love Songs have been chosen to encourage discussion, singing along and dancing! And features artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Contours, Four Tops, The Temptations, and more. Highlights include the Jackson 5 singing 'ABC', The Marvelettes – 'Please Mr Postman' and the Miracles performing 'Mickey's Monkey'. This is the perfect way to introduce a younger audience to the joy and timeless creativity of the Motown sound.
JEFF HEALEY BAND 'Legacy: Volume One' 3D – Release Date 06/04/2009
This extensive 3 disc package of singles, unreleased live recordings, unreleased live video, interviews and candid shots documenting the amazing career and accomplishments of the Jeff Healey Band, is a tribute to Jeff Healey's astounding talent and incredible musical accomplishments. CD1 – Singles with a new mix of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' [cover of The Beatles] featuring guest appearances by: George Harrison [The Beatles], Paul Shaffer [David Letterman], Jeff Lynne [ELO, Traveling Wilburys] & Ed Stasium [The Ramones, Living Color] and a new mix of 'I Think I Love You Too Much' featuring Mark Knopfler [Dire Straits]. CD2 – A collection of unreleased live tracks recorded around the world. The DVD: Stevie Ray Vaughan predicted that Jeff Healey would "revolutionize the way the guitar can be played" – and the rest was history! A collective 'Rock-umentary' of rare footage, interviews, intimate behind the scenes moments, unseen live performances from around the World spanning the 18 year career of the Jeff Healey Band, including collaborations and jams with the likes of: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Keith Richards, Sheila E, Clarence Clemons [Bruce Springsteen], Paul Shaffer, Dave Edmonds and select music videos including the never before released video 'I Tried' which was also the last music video ever shot.
FOR MY PAIN… 'Fallen' CD – Release Date 06/04/2009
Featuring Nightwish mainman Tuomas Holopainen on keyboards along with members of Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, Embraze & Reflexion, this is essentially a high-profile Finnish project put together by like-minded musicians. Taking the opportunity granted by natural breaks in all of their respective schedules, the band entered Tico Tico studios in 2002 to lay down 10 tracks of gothic/ atmospheric metal, and now – six years down the line – this excellent first outing is finally being granted an official UK release complete with bonus material.
FAMILY 'Bandstand' / 'It's Only A Movie': 2CD – Release Date 06/04/2009
* Final part of BGO's re-issue programme of Family albums; these two were the last from the band before they broke up. Both albums made UK Top 30 entries * 'Bandstand' features 'Burlesque' and 'My Friend The Sun'
DEKE LEONARD 'Before Your Very Eyes' CD – Release Date 06/04/2009
* Third solo abum from ex-Man guitarist Leonard * The album dates from 1971 and was originally issued on the United Artists record label. We have added bonus tracks in the form of the single 'Map Of India' and its B-side, which were not included on the original release.
MELANIE 'The Four Sides Of Melanie' 2CD – Release Date 06/04/2009
Originally a double LP from the Buddah record label in the 1970s * This album features all her hits and best known songs such as 'Ruby Tuesday', 'Lay Down' and 'What Have They Done To My Song, Ma'
EDDIE COCHRAN 'Singin' To My Baby' / 'The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album': 2-on-1 CD – Release Date 06/04/2009
* Eddie's first album from 1959 and featuring 'Sittin' In The Balcony' and 'Twenty Flight Rock' * 'The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album' was issued after his tragic and untimely death in 1960, and features hits such as 'Three Steps To Heaven' and 'C'mon Everybody'.
ROBIN TROWER 'RT @ RO 08' 2CD – Release Date 06/04/2009
A live two CD set recorded in 2008 from one of the truly great classic rock guitarists Robin Trower * Following on from the successful 'Seven Moons' (a collaboration with Cream's Jack Bruce) we are delighted to present this two CD set capturing Robin in action last year in America * The two CD set contains four video performances presented as an Enhanced Format – just stick CD 2 into any PC * Backing Robin is his regular touring band. Robin is currently playing a number of special shows with Jack Bruce and then plans to return to Europe later in the year
TWISTED WHEEL 'Twisted Wheel' CD – / 2D / LP Release Date 13/04/2009
"Irresistible whip-crack punky guitar riffs." Q. "A punky Damned / Jam hybrid with bucketloads of Northern attitude – like Oasis in their prime. Front man Jonny Brown's lyrics mix real life with great wit and writes in a style that Ray Davies might be proud to have his name associated with." Classic Rock. Twisted Wheel have quickly earned themselves a reputation as one of the hardest working young touring bands around and also as the band of choice for today's acts to play with. Since signing to Columbia the band have been winning over the UK in the old fashioned sense, playing well in excess of 100 live shows including support tours as special guests to Oasis, Ian Brown, The View, Pigeon Detectives, The Courteeners, Reverend & The Makers and shows with Kasabian, The Rascals, The Coral & The Happy Mondays.
THE BEATLES / VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Abbey Road: A Tribute To' CD – OUT NOW!!
The biggest Beatles tribute to come along in YEARS with an all-star line up of classic rock icons performing the some of the Fab Four's most well known songs! Features performances by members of Toto, Asia, Yes, The Doors, Deep Purple, and MC5 PLUS Sweet, Molly Hatchet, Jackson Browne and lots more! Includes EXCLUSIVE cover versions of 'Get Back', 'Let It Be', 'Yesterday', 'Here Comes The Sun', 'Strawberry Fields Forever', 'Hey Jude', 'Tomorrow Never Knows' and many, many more!
HAWKWIND 'Text Of A Festival' 2LP – OUT NOW!!
The exact source of these recordings is a mystery; like some ancient space debris found floating in the cosmos; nobody is quite sure how they came to be. The best assumption is that they were somehow gleaned from a radio using the most primitive of recording devices. This is testament to their originator as the sound quality, though not up to BBC standards, is certainly very good. This LP really shows Hawkwind at a formative stage, some of tracks recorded before they were fully one year old. It was only in August 1969 when Group-X as they were first called, had subjected an unsuspecting audience at the All Saints Hall in Ladbroke Grove to what was to become their trademark charged throbbing outbursts. This is reflected in a tendency to have long jamming passages in the tracks; a technique they perfected during their Space Ritual phase. Essentially the album is in two parts; the first seven tracks coming from their first ever BBC sessions recorded between 1970 and 1971. The second half comprises of part of a recorded gig at Colchester Technical College in February 1971.
THE CURE 'After The Rain' Book (with CD) – OUT NOW!!
A comprehensive biography of one of the most beloved, emotionally affecting rock bands of all-time, The Cure, told through the eyes of longtime fan.3 Packaged with a stellar tribute CD featuring well-known artists such as Apoptygma Berzerk, Godhead and even Robert Smith himself! The book contains rare and unpublished photos, interviews with Robert Smith that appear here for the first time in English and personal observations from the author who has followed the band for over 20 years!
AIR SUPPLY 'All Out Of Love Live' 2D – OUT NOW!!
* Recorded at a very special reunion concert in 2004 * CD/DVD package includes the band's most loved songs such as 'All Out Of Love', 'Lost In Love', 'Here I Am', 'Making Love Out Of Nothing At All' and more!
COLDPLAY 'The Document' 2D – OUT NOW!!
Amongst the most popular and acclaimed bands in the world, Coldplay have earned their place in the higher echelons of music history and legacy in the space of less than a decade. DISC 01 THE CD Over an hour of audio biography and interviews with band members, during which the full story of this remarkable collective is revealed. Includes numerous previously undisclosed revelations. DISC 02 THE DVD A fascinating hour-long documentary film which charts Coldplay's incredible rise to the top. Featuring interviews with band members and those who know them best, rare footage of the group, exclusive contributions from the finest music journalists, seldom seen photos [many from private collections] and a host of other features as well as numerous 'extras' designed to delight Coldplay fans everywhere.
THE SYN 'Big Sky' CD – Release Date 13/04/2009
Before Yes there was The Syn. While their new album features a new line-up & something of a new vision, the tradition is continued with the presence of core member Steve Nardelli & ex-It Bites Francis Dunnery, on this album joined by Tom Brislin [keyboards, vocals], Paul Ramsey [drums] Brett Kull [guitars] & Dorie Jackson [backing vocals].
CATHERINE PORTER 'Gems For Ruby' CD – Release Date 30/03/2009
Catherine Porter's album is a beautiful collection of classic songs, created with top UK producers Danny Saxon [Celine Dion] and Mark Jaimes [Simply Red]. Each track is a lush reworking of the original and the result is a stylish, laid back and genuinely well-made record – superb vocals backed by excellent musicians. Tracks include Tears for Fears' 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World', The Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows' and the stand-out 'Somebody to Love' featuring Queen's Brian May.
NEIL YOUNG 'Archives Vol.1 1963-1972'
10-DISC DVD SET – / 10-DISC BLU-RAY SET – / 8-DISC CD SET – RELEASE DATE 01/06/2009
Neil Young's long-in-the-works and much-anticipated 'Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972' finally has a release date: June 1st. The set features 128 tracks, 43 unreleased recordings, three live concerts, a 236-page full-color hardcover book and Young's debut feature film 'Journey Through The Past', which is being released for the first time since its 1973 theatrical run. The set charts Young's career from the Squires to Buffalo Springfield to his early solo works and finally his 1972 album 'Harvest'.
PAUL WELLER 'Just A Dream: 22 Dreams – Live' DVD/CD – RELEASE DATE 08/06/2009
'Just A Dream' is released through Island Records on 8th June. The DVD/CD set is very much a bookend of an incredible year that saw Weller deliver a critcally acclaimed Number 1 album '22 Dreams', a Brit Award for Best Male Solo Artist and 3 sold out UK tours. The main DVD feature is the full 90min live session recorded by Paul for the BBC, first televised in December 2008, 21 tracks in all and includes 6 previously unseen performances. Other features include a 5-track session recorded for Channel 4, the videos for 'Have You Made Up Your Mind' and 'Echoes Round The Sun' and an exclusive and candid end-of-2008 interview with Paul and his band. The CD features 13 blistering live tracks recorded from the Brixton Academy, London in November 2008, including tour exclusive versions of 'Shout To The Top' and 'Eton Rifles'. The set is packaged in a hardback bookcase and includes a 32-page booklet of previously unseen photos taken during the course of the year.
PET SHOP BOYS 'Yes' STRICTLY LIMITED LP – RELEASE DATE 27/04/2009
**Strictly Limited to 1000 Copies in the UK so Out Requests ONLY**
JOKE OF THE DAY:
Q: What did the baby digital watch say to the mommy analog watch?
A: "Look Ma, no hands!" 🙂