Wednesday’s Forthcoming Releases [Part II]

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MIKE OLDFIELD 'Tubular Bells' [Release Date 08/06/2009]

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Mike Oldfield is an artist like no other. Over the last 37 years he has produced timeless, unique and inspirational music that has enthralled listeners the world over. Fans old and new can celebrate the great man's work with a special release of his classic, multiplatinum selling album 'Tubular Bells', out on 8th June through the Mercury Music Group/Universal Music Catalogue. This is the first classic album to be released from Oldfield's back catalogue, which was transferred from Virgin to Mercury/Universal in 2008. It is 35 years since the opening passage was used in the film 'The Exorcist', making the album a global phenomenon. This exciting new version of his 1973 groundbreaking album will not only be repackaged, but Mike himself has also remastered the tracks from his home in the Bahamas. There will be FOUR physical editions of the album, as well as TWO digital versions. All versions will carry a new 2009 stereo mix of the album. The DELUXE EDITION has a 5.1 mix, while the boxed ULTIMATE EDITION, complete with 60 page hardback book with a foreword by Mike Oldfield, poster, plectrums and all manner of Tubular delights, contains all of this as well as previously unheard demo and rough mixes of this epochal recording. For those who like things old school, there is a vinyl version being released as part of the acclaimed Back To Black series. Complete with 60-page hardback book, plectrums, poster, facsimile of Manor Studios recording brochure, gig ticket, postcard, recording information.

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MIKE OLDFIELD 'The Collection': [Release Date 08/06/2009]

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This exciting new version of his 1973 groundbreaking album will not only be repackaged, but Mike himself has also remastered the tracks from his home in the Bahamas. This version, which will be known as MIKE OLDFIELD/THE COLLECTION has the new edition of Tubular Bells alongside a personally selected compilation of his hits and well-known album tracks between 1974 and 1983. It includes such classics as Moonlight Shadow and In Dulci Jubilo.

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THE JONAS BROTHERS 'Paranoid' [Release Date 08/06/2009]

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Jonas Brothers' highly anticipated new album 'Lines, Vines and Trying Times' is set for UK release on June 15th. Fans will be able to get the first taste of the band's new material with the release of the first single from the album, 'Paranoid' on June 8th. 'Paranoid', is a guitar driven, riff-laden hit that offers just a taste of the pop rock gems the album has to offer.

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LEONA NAESS 'Leave Your Boyfriend Behind' [Release Date 08/06/2009]

7P: http://991.com/buy/productinformation.aspx?StockNumber=471935 'Leave Your Boyfriends Behind' is the first single from Leona's new album, a version featuring the vocal talents of Mr Ryan Adams is on the b-side of the single.

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BLACK EYED PEAS 'The E.N.D.': [Release Date 08/06/2009]

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After a four-year break, the three-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling Black Eyed Peas are back with their new album 'The E.N.D'.

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CHICKENFOOT 'Chickenfoot': [Release Date 08/06/2009]

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The Band: The Rock supergroup of the year! The most rumoured name for months in magazines and music websites in the world! * Sammy Hagar: Montrose founder, solo artist and singer in Van Halen who enjoyed more Top 10 albums and singles than original singer David Lee Roth. * Michael Anthony: Founding member of Van Halen. Bass player and backing vocalist (of unique high pitch style). He played on all the Van Halen studio albums so far. * Joe Satriani: One of the biggest guitar heroes of all time. * Chad Smith: A real thunder on the drums and a member of one of the biggest rock groups of the last 20 years with loyal, dedicated fans: Red Hot Chili Peppers. Together, they sound like the perfect hard rock band of the new millennium. Van Halen fans will find in Chickenfoot's debut album, the music they were waiting for, for far too long after Hagar's departure from the band. 'Chickenfoot' is a big American rock album with a rich and powerful sound. The album tracks are definitive hard rock masterpieces from four musicians who generate a huge amount of interest as individuals, but together… they are simply the best rock band of the year. Simply named Chickenfoot, this instant classic album combines all the best elements of the individual members forming this supergroup. Sammy Hagar's voice is clearer and warmer than ever. Joe Satriani's guitar style is showing a rockier side, a heavy sound with great solos in the best guitar hero rock tradition. Michael Anthony delivers his loud and groovy bass line, while his backing vocals, combined with Hagar's lead voice, bring back that great sound of Van Halen's albums. Chad Smith shows all his love for hard hock music with thunderous drumming – a real pleasure throughout the whole album. The album features instant classics, like the first single 'Oh Yeah' or the second single 'My Kinda Girl' [for which a big production video clip is about to be filmed]. From the opening track 'Avenida Revolution' through heavy rock and roll gems like 'Get it On' and 'Soap on a Rope' to the ballad 'Learning To Fall', an hour blast without one filler track.

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PAUL WELLER 'Just A Dream: 22 Dreams – Live': [Release Date 08/06/2009]

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'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 90-min 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.

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2 x DEF LEPPARD DELUXE EDITION 2CD REISSUES: [Release Date 08/06/2009]

Def Leppard, Britain's greatest arena rock band, are set to release deluxe editions of the classic albums 'Pyromania' and 'Adrenalize' on the 8th June 2009. The band also headline Dublin's O2 Arena on Friday the 12th June and headline the UK's Download festival on Sunday 14th June 2009. Having sold over 65 million albums worldwide since their debut release in 1980 and proved themselves one of rock music's hardest working and consistently powerful live bands (playing to over 50 million fans in the last 15 years alone), these timely deluxe expanded editions are a must for any discerning music fan. Def Leppard remain one of only five rock groups who can claim two separate original 10 million plus selling albums in the US ('Pyromania' being one of them). The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen. Both Deluxe Editions will feature deluxe digi-pack gatefold packaging with expanded booklets containing rare and previously unseen photographs, comprehensive sleeve-notes telling the story behind each album and include images of rare single covers and memorabilia from the period. Liner notes come from Rolling Stone's David Fricke.

* Adrenalize: http://991.com/buy/productinformation.aspx?StockNumber=471997

'Adrenalize', Def Leppards fifth studio album from 1992, followed the enormous 'Hysteria' (released in 1987) and cemented the band as the dominant Arena rock band. The album was recorded following the tragic death of guitarist Steve Clark [with Phil Collen recording all guitar parts] and dedicated to his memory. The album featured huge singles such as 'Let's Get Rocked' and 'Make Love Like A Man' and debuted at No 1 in both the UK and USA (and went on to sell over 7 million copies). The album was produced by Def Leppard and Mike Shipley with Robert 'Mutt' Lange as executive producer. The Deluxe Edition features a re-mastered version of the original album with a bonus disc of rare, live, acoustic and demo versions.

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'Pyromania', Def Leppard's third album originally released in 1983, was the album that took the band to the global stage. Produced by Robert 'Mutt' Lang, the album sold over 10 million copies in the USA alone and spawned the huge singles 'Photograph', 'Rock Of Ages' and 'Foolin''. The Deluxe Edition features a re-mastered version of the original album and a bonus disc of a previously unreleased 15 track show from the LA Forum in 1983.

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THE HOUSEMARTINS 'London 0 Hull 4': [Release Date 08/06/2009] Deluxe

2CD: http://991.com/buy/productinformation.aspx?StockNumber=472003 Self proclaimed "4th best band in Hull", The Housemartins, originally released 'London 0 Hull 4' in October 1986 on Go-Discs and it surged to number 3 in the charts. It features the perennial favourite 'Happy Hour' alongside other singles 'Flag Day', 'Sheep' and 'Think For A Minute'. The classic album has now been expanded 2 discs with the second disc featuring various B-sides, outtakes and radio sessions, including 8 previously unreleased tracks. The album is packaged in the sumptuous Deluxe Edition packaging and the booklet features liner notes from Phill Jupitus, who got his break supporting the band during his Porky The Poet days.

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THE NEXT 4 ROLLING STONES REISSUES [TO GO IN THE BOX]: [Release Date 08/06/2009]

* Emotional Rescue: http://991.com/buy/productinformation.aspx?StockNumber=472023

By the late seventies, The Rolling Stones were unquestionably the world's greatest rock'n'roll band, a tag they thoroughly deserved and have yet to lose. They had moved effortlessly into open-air stadiums but also began a tradition of performing more intimate shows in theatres and clubs alongside their groundbreaking concerts in arenas. To the delight of their millions of fans, they have continued with this policy to the present. The world really was The Rolling Stones' oyster in the late seventies, as their Canadian escapades made headlines around the world. They partied at Studio 54, came up with dancefloor favourites Miss You and Emotional Rescue, and recorded in Paris, Nassau and New York. The eighties saw the band stretch the envelope further still, working with jazz great Sonny Rollins, film directors Julien Temple and Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and producers Chris Kimsey and Steve Lillywhite. Amazingly, the Rolling Stones topped these achievements with ever-more ambitious tours in the nineties and noughties, and recorded three more classic studio albums with acclaimed producer Don Was, in Dublin, Los Angeles, France and the Caribbean. First issued in 1980, 'Emotional Rescue' was a transatlantic chart-topper and its infectious title track made the best-sellers list too. Recorded in Nassau in the Bahamas, in Paris and in New York, and produced by Jagger and Richards under their Glimmer Twins guise, it also contains the classic rocker 'She's So Cold', which went Top 40 in both the UK and the US, and 'Dance (Pt 1)', another groove-oriented track, which was a club hit in the States. The bittersweet ballad 'All About You' features one of Richards' most affecting vocal performances as well as Bobby Keys' distinctive saxophone. Corriston used a thermo camera to create the album's unusual cover, and drew on the same technique for the 'Emotional Rescue' video.

* Some Girls: http://991.com/buy/productinformation.aspx?StockNumber=472024

By the late seventies, The Rolling Stones were unquestionably the world's greatest rock'n'roll band, a tag they thoroughly deserved and have yet to lose. They had moved effortlessly into open-air stadiums but also began a tradition of performing more intimate shows in theatres and clubs alongside their groundbreaking concerts in arenas. To the delight of their millions of fans, they have continued with this policy to the present. The world really was The Rolling Stones' oyster in the late seventies, as their Canadian escapades made headlines around the world. They partied at Studio 54, came up with dancefloor favourites Miss You and Emotional Rescue, and recorded in Paris, Nassau and New York. The eighties saw the band stretch the envelope further still, working with jazz great Sonny Rollins, film directors Julien Temple and Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and producers Chris Kimsey and Steve Lillywhite. Amazingly, the Rolling Stones topped these achievements with ever-more ambitious tours in the nineties and noughties, and recorded three more classic studio albums with acclaimed producer Don Was, in Dublin, Los Angeles, France and the Caribbean. 'Some Girls' introduced a whole new generation to the music of the Stones. The infectious dance groove of 'Miss You' topped the US charts, as did the album in 1978. Both releases also made the Top 3 in the UK, where the country-flavoured 'Far Away Eyes', featuring Ronnie Wood on pedal steel guitar, enjoyed substantial airplay. 'Respectable', the follow-up single in Britain, proved that they could match the punks they had influenced so much. The US market preferred the mid-tempo 'Beast of Burden' which went Top Ten there. A cover of The Temptations' 'Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)', the driving 'When The Whip Comes Down', Keith Richards' vocal turn on 'Before They Make Me Run' and the urgent 'Shattered' [a US Top 30 single] make this a must-have album, which has already sold over 6 million copies worldwide, and still provides the group with concert highlights 30 years on. Peter Corriston's striking cover design, controversial at the time, remains a classic.

* Tattoo You: http://991.com/buy/productinformation.aspx?StockNumber=472025

By the late seventies, The Rolling Stones were unquestionably the world's greatest rock'n'roll band, a tag they thoroughly deserved and have yet to lose. They had moved effortlessly into open-air stadiums but also began a tradition of performing more intimate shows in theatres and clubs alongside their groundbreaking concerts in arenas. To the delight of their millions of fans, they have continued with this policy to the present. The world really was The Rolling Stones' oyster in the late seventies, as their Canadian escapades made headlines around the world. They partied at Studio 54, came up with dancefloor favourites Miss You and Emotional Rescue, and recorded in Paris, Nassau and New York. The eighties saw the band stretch the envelope further still, working with jazz great Sonny Rollins, film directors Julien Temple and Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and producers Chris Kimsey and Steve Lillywhite. Amazingly, the Rolling Stones topped these achievements with ever-more ambitious tours in the nineties and noughties, and recorded three more classic studio albums with acclaimed producer Don Was, in Dublin, Los Angeles, France and the Caribbean. 'Tattoo You' is another undisputed classic and rightly topped the US charts for nine weeks on its original release in 1981. Its opening track and first single, 'Start Me Up', remains one of the band's best loved songs and a mainstay of their live set. The cleverly sequenced album comprises six rock tracks, including the US Top 20 hit 'Hang Fire', the fast blues of 'Black Limousine', Richards' lead vocal on 'Little T&A', and the sneering 'Neighbours', but the five ballads which follow really lift it into another league. The sweet soul of 'Worried About You', 'Tops' and the sublime 'Waiting On A Friend', featuring jazz great Sonny Rollins on saxophone, in particular show what a fine singer Jagger is. Corriston's cover design won a Grammy Award for best album package.

* Undercover: http://991.com/buy/productinformation.aspx?StockNumber=472026

By the late seventies, The Rolling Stones were unquestionably the world's greatest rock'n'roll band, a tag they thoroughly deserved and have yet to lose. They had moved effortlessly into open-air stadiums but also began a tradition of performing more intimate shows in theatres and clubs alongside their groundbreaking concerts in arenas. To the delight of their millions of fans, they have continued with this policy to the present. The world really was The Rolling Stones' oyster in the late seventies, as their Canadian escapades made headlines around the world. They partied at Studio 54, came up with dancefloor favourites Miss You and Emotional Rescue, and recorded in Paris, Nassau and New York. The eighties saw the band stretch the envelope further still, working with jazz great Sonny Rollins, film directors Julien Temple and Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and producers Chris Kimsey and Steve Lillywhite. Amazingly, the Rolling Stones topped these achievements with ever-more ambitious tours in the nineties and noughties, and recorded three more classic studio albums with acclaimed producer Don Was, in Dublin, Los Angeles, France and the Caribbean. Produced by the Glimmer Twins and Chris Kimsey, and recorded in Paris and New York, 'Undercover' made the Top 5 on both sides of the Atlantic in 1983. Its lead-off single, the stunning 'Undercover [Of The Night]', incorporated elements of reggae, dub and dance and proved that the group kept their finger on the pulse of popular music. Jagger has never been in better form than when delivering its politically-charged lyrics. He also raps about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre on the nasty 'Too Much Blood'. The Top 50 single 'She Was Hot' has rightly been revived by the band in recent years, as has the Richards-sung rocker 'I Wanna Hold You'. Corriston's cover originally came with strategically-placed stickers.

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