Thursday’s Forthcoming Releases [Part II]

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PETER ANDRE 'Revelation' [Release Date 14/09/2009]

CD: Yes, he's back! And with a genuinely great new pop album, the culmination of more than a year's hard work and only recently completed during Peter's three month stay in Los Angeles. Peter has worked with some of the best writers & producers in the US and has come up with what may well prove to be one of the biggest albums of the year.

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BODIES WITHOUT ORGANS 'Big Science' [Release Date 05/10/2009]

CD: The kings – queens ? – of tongue-in-cheek Euro-pop are back with a great new album packed full of the band's trademark toe-tapping, super-catchy tunes. The band have had more European hit singles than any other artist in the 21st century, and 'Right Here, Right Now' from this album looks set for similar success!

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PLACEBO 'The Never-Ending Why' [Release Date 14/09/2009]

7P: Placebo have been in resurgent form of late, with their latest album going Top 5 in 20 countries and confirming their status as one of the world's biggest bands. 'The Never-Ending Why' is the second single taken from their Top 10 album, 'Battle For The Sun'.

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MICHAEL JACKSON 'Mega Box' [Release Date 12/10/2009]

4DVD: Michael Jackson Mega Box contains 4 DVDs featuring over 10 hours of film material showing numerous in depth interviews, press conferences, private fan's camera action and other private moments in the life of Michael Jackson's whose rise to fame lead to him becoming the world biggest superstar. Presented together here for the very first time.

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THE MARS VOLTA 'Octahedron' [Release Date 28/09/2009]

2LP: Touted as their "unplugged" album, Mars Volta's fifth album 'Octahedron' is a quieter and more subdued affair, proving that, for a band that's perpetually lived on a knife's edge of tension, they haven't succeeded simply on energy and volume, but because of real talent. Recorded in less than a month, 'Octahedron' is by no means a really unplugged album – it's not acoustic, it's not confined to ballads, and it includes several hard rockers – but it charts a different direction for The Mars Volta. Omar Rodriguez-Lopez adopted a new strategy – instead of feverishly adulterating the tapes with the mosaic of overdubs and FX, he chose instead to hold back on every bell and every whistle. Pulling back from the full-tilt experimentation of previous releases, 'Octahedron' invests its energies in Omar's gift for song craft, for swooning guitar runs of high tension and emotive power with nagging hooks and choked melodies, allowing a greater role for John Frusciante and Cedric Bixler-Zavala's vocals. The result is an album that distils all of the energy and furious invention that characterizes their music with a clarity they've never before achieved, the newfound simplicity and focus delivering some of the most immediate and powerful songs in their discography.

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OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ 'Xenophanes' [Release Date 28/09/2009]

CD I LP: Recorded in Mexico, 'Xenophanes' is the first album which finds Omar at the helm vocally and lyrically, as well as musically. Sung entirely in Spanish, 'Xenophanes' showcases a side of Omar rarely seen before, truly distinguishing this album from its myriad predecessors. Equal parts Mars Volta bombast, El Grupo Nuevo technicality, and a textural richness unequaled on prior solo releases, 'Xenophanes' is a concept album, that tells a story about a character's journey through life, death and re-birth. In order to execute the emotionally-charged compositions on 'Xenophanes', Rodriguez Lopez again enlists his veteran co-conspirators: bassist Juan Alderete de la Peña, drummer Thomas Pridgen and keyboardist/percussionist Marcel Rodriguez Lopez. Also the album includes contributions from Mark Aanderud (keyboards), as well as the notable voice of Ximena Sariñana.

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MUM 'Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

CD I 2LP: Their fifth studio album

MUM 'Prophecies & Reversed Memories' [Release Date 05/10/2009]

Ltd 10": Strictly Limited to 1000 Copies. In conjunction with Múm's fifth album, Morr Music releases 'Prophecies & Reversed Memories': A 10inch, that contains one album track and two songs exclusive to this release. These 3 songs pefectly show the variety of Múm's music. 'Prophecies…' has a naive and overly sweet chorus, that gets more and more euphoric in its repetition, while 'Amen Flutes' turns out as an eccentric and strange popsong once it has built up from a glorious mess of sounds and 'Krippling' shows the band's adult side. A heartwarming ballad: careful and fragile.

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