Tuesday’s Forthcoming Releases [Part I]

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DEPECHE MODE 'Peace' [Release Date 31/08/2009]

12": Limited edition release pressed on Marble Effect Vinyl. Includes Hervé's 'Warehouse Frequencies' Remix, Sander Van Doorn Remix, The Exploding Plastic Inevitable JK Disco Dub, Ben Klock Remix.

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THE CHIEFTAINS 'Live At Montreux 1997' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

DVD: Founded by Paddy Maloney in 1962, The Chieftains were one of the first bands to popularise Irish traditional music around the world and today their status as one of the finest Irish bands of all time remains unchallenged. They have received awards from around the world including 6 Grammys and an Emmy and worked alongside some of the greatest names in pop, classical and folk music. This superb concert from Montreux features the classic line-up in a blend of song, music and dance that draws from the Irish tradition but encompasses influences as disparate as Galicia and the Rolling Stones.

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FLO RIDA featuring NELLY FURTADO 'Jump' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

C5: Flo's new single 'Jump' ft. Nelly Furtado is featured in Jerry Bruckheimer's new movie 'G-Force'! – Starring Nicholas Cage, Penelope Cruz – The Film comes out in the UK July 31st. 3 videos have been shot, with and without film footage and a Disney version. Jump is taken from the album 'R.O.O.T.S'.

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MUNICIPAL WASTE 'Massive Aggressive' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

CD I Ltd CD I LP: Massive Aggressive is the much anticipated new studio album from crossover thrash kings Municipal Waste. 13 new songs produced by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall). Limited edition 'fan box' version contains the full album plus exclusive sweatband, patch and 3 button badges in a sturdy deluxe clam box. The band have built up a large following and widespread media acclaim over the last few years for their infectious brand of metal and their notorious live shows. The band have toured heavily globally and have just completed a successful US arena tour with Lamb of God. This summer the band will be in Europe at major festivals, followed by headlining shows across the continent. A top priority Earache release.

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SEETHER 'Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

CD: Seether's 'Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces' is now available with their hit cover of the Wham! classic 'Careless Whisper.' When originally released, the South African émigrés were coming off three consecutive gold certified studio albums and 'Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces' has continued to win them fans worldwide. Few artists over the past five years have performed as many dates across the world in support of their releases, a tradition continued with the last album.

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BLACK UHURU 'Love Crisis' / 'Black Sounds Of Freedom' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

2CD: Formed in Waterhouse it was only right and proper that Black Uhuru would lay their foundations at Jammys. 'Love Crisis' originally released in 1977 in the UK on Count Shelley's Third World imprint was remixed by Jammy in 1981 as 'Black Sounds Of Freedom' at the height of Black Uhuru's popularity. Both versions are included on this deluxe edition along with the crucial Prince Jammy dub mix along with three crucial DJ cuts from legendary Kingston 11 mic man U Black. Years ahead of its time 'Love Crisis' / 'Black Sounds Of Freedom' represents the first major step of one of the most talented and influential vocal groups to ever come out of Jamaica.

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VERA LYNN 'We'll Meet Again – The Very Best Of' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

CD: To celebrate seventy years after the end of World War II, this is the very best of Dame Vera Lynn. Twenty beautiful tracks from the original forces sweetheart, including the nations favourite war time songs 'We'll Meet Again', '(There'll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover' and 'As Time Goes By'. Also in conjunction with this album release comes the autobiography 'Some Sunny Day' published by Harper Collins. The book charts Dame Vera's journey through the war years to becoming 'the voice that won the war'. The book will be on sale on 20th August.

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DIAMOND HEAD 'The MCA Years' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

3CD: As the title suggests, the content of this 3-Disc set collates the output of the NWOBHM pioneers during their years as major label recording artists. Diamond Head's first album for MCA, 1982's 'Borrowed Time' set out to strengthen their fast-rising status and as such, showcased much of what was finest about the band – past and present. While the likes of 'Am I Evil?' and 'Lightning To The Nations' were still powerhouses of multi-riff mania, nonetheless what captured the attention were the subtler 'In The Heat Of The Night' (a haunting, blues-rock excursion that did suggest this was a world-class band who refused to be bound to metal conventions – this was Zeppelin-esque in its breadth) and the arcane 'Don't You Ever Leave Me' (a melodic and emotional maelstrom). The follow-up album 'Canterbury' was released in September 1983, preceded by the single 'Makin' Music', the album's opening cut. A fine rocker in the mould of earlier Diamond Head material, it didn't take long however, for a shift in the band's over-all sound to become even more apparent. 'Out Of Phase', much like 'One More Night' and 'I Need Your Love', was drifting into pop rock territory. Elsewhere, the sound was sweeping, grandiose and epic a fulfilment of the band's early musical pretensions. Best of these are 'Knight Of Swords' – the album's intended title – 'To The Devil His Due' and 'The Kingmaker'. And both the Eastern themed 'Ishmael' and the Queen-inspired title track remain hugely enjoyable listens to this day. Completing the set is a rare collection of the band's live work from the period recorded by the BBC and showcases classic performances from the 22nd Reading Rock Festival in '82 and tracks from the BBC In-Concert series from the same year.

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BOYZ II MEN 'Cooleyhighharmony – Expanded Edition' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

2CD: For the first time, a 2-CD edition of the classic acclaimed album inits original 1991 sequence along with rare remixes not heard since their original release and features two unreleased tracks, all in a beautifully designed package. 'Cooleyhighharmony' would eventually produce five hit singles and gather several awards with smash hits such as 'Motownphilly,' and the acappella version of the ballad 'It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday,'. But the album's life was hardly finished, as in its wake Boyz II Men released the soundtrack songs 'End Of The Road' and 'In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember),' a cover of a doo-wop perennial. Those cuts were added to a 1993 reissue of the album, along with other cuts, and the album was re-sequenced and given new artwork. "In R&B there may be nothing more enduring than the male vocal group," writes Amy Linden in the liner notes to this exciting new package. "In the nineties no group kept that legacy alive better, or more successfully, than Boyz II Men … With a pulsating sound what they called 'Hip-Hop Doo Wop' seamless smoothed out harmonies, and collaborations with pop/R&B's preeminent songwriters and producers,including Babyface, Daryl Simmons and L.A. Reid, Boyz II Men revived urban music. And it all kicked off with Cooleyhighharmony."

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VENOM 'Black Metal' [Release Date 31/08/2009]

CD/DVD: * Includes 11 bonus tracks with 12" single versions, a Radio 1 Session, outtakes and the 7" single 'Bloodlust'. * Also, for the first time available on DVD of The 7th Date Of Hell live show filmed at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1984. * Also adds first time to DVD Promo Videos: 'Bloodlust', 'Nightmare' & 'Witching Hour'. * Deluxe gatefold packaging with 16 page booklet containing previously unseen photos and images of rare memorabilia. As Venom's most important release, 'Black Metal' [originally released in 1982] scores in flaming pitch the commandment by which the genre still lives under to this day. This was the album that gained the band recognition and tilted the Heavy Metal world off its axis, inspiring countless of disciples to pick-up the gauntlet and blaze their own trail down the brightly lit pathway scorched by the grooves of this masterpiece. Both Metallica and Slayer were two such bands. This edition for the new millennium serves to enhance the original with a plethora of mouth watering additions. Following the original album are 11 bonus tracks consisting of a Radio One Session, outtakes, 12" remixes and the 7" single, 'Bloodlust'. However, the piece-de-resistance comes with a complete second DVD disc of the monumental live show, 'The 7th Date Of Hell' filmed at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1984. This breathtaking period performance puts the viewer on the stage with the original line-up as they burn through a set of demonically charged barbs, reducing the stage to matchwood in an eruption of flame-throwing pyrotechnical ecstasy!

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SUGARLAND 'Live On The Inside' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

CD/DVD: Sugarland exploded onto the music scene 6 years ago, fans fell in love with their quirky personality and down to earth lyrics. Since then they have racked up more than 8 million album sales & won their second consecutive CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Award. They have collaborated with pop icons Beyonce and Bon Jovi and recently performed with Adele at the 2009 Grammys, winning 2 Grammy's The CD/DVD set consists of live tracks and performance footage from their 'Live On The Inside' Tour. Filmed in high-definition with 20 cameras, the duo's artistic and innovative live show comes to life on the DVD with 16 songs and over an hour of live performance footage. Fans will find all five of their #1 hits ['Want To', 'Settlin'', 'Stay', 'All I Want To Do' and 'It Happens'], on the Best of DVD. The 10-track CD includes many of the covers that Sugarland have become reknowned for, performed 'live' including covers of Beyonce, B-52's, Pearl Jam, Edie Brickell, Kings of Leon and R.E.M.

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FRIENDLY FIRES Friendly Fires [Release Date 31/08/2009]

CD/DualDisc: The deluxe package includes the original 'Friendly Fires' album on Disc 1, while Disc 2 is a DualDisc split between audio and DVD footage, featuring new track 'Kiss Of Life', single versions, remixes and videos of previous singles 'Paris', 'Jump In The Pool' and 'Skeleton Boy', plus a film of Friendly Fires' entire live set from their recent sold out headline show at London's Forum.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Mr & Mrs Smith: In Bed With…' [Release Date 31/08/2009]

CD: This is a fundraising CD in support of the homeless charity Shelter in joint venture with leading boutique hotel website and travel guide company www.mrandmrssmith.com. This album features tracks that have been handpicked by leading taste makers from the world of art, fashion, music and media, with a percentage of all sales is going to Shelter. Popular figures such as Lauren Laverne, VV Brown, Dylan Jones, Jo Wood, Howard Marks are supporting the album, with the booklet of the CD featuring some information on why they choose the tracks featured.

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DUB PISTOLS 'I'm In Love' [Release Date 31/08/2009]

7": Recalling the classic sounds of Beats Internationals' 'Dub Be Good To Me', Dub Pistols have enrolled vocalist Lindy Layton for a summer smash hit single. The second single from The Dub Pistols' finest album to date, 'Rum & Coke', 'I'm In Love' is an outstanding remake of the Evelyn "Champagne" King classic of the same name. Lindy Layton's sultry lead vocals, UK Rap legend Rodney P's toasting over the top and some sublime production from Dub Pistols make this single appealing to fans of contemporary pop, classic disco, dub and hip hop alike, it's a sure-fire radio hit.

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FRANZ FERDINAND 'What She Came For: Remixes' [Release Date 31/08/2009]

12": A collection of three remixes of 'What She Came For', from the album 'Tonight'. First up is the spooky danse macabre of Drums Of Death. Fresh off his production work on the 'I Feel Cream' album and touring, as part of the celebrated Greco-Roman stable he is about to launch himself big time into the mainstream. Here he bangs 'What She Came For' with a big noisy hammer and squelches and squawks into a rhythmic cacophony that those kids can't get enough of. Next is fellow Glaswegians Tigerstyle. Innovators of the highest order for years, fusing Bhangra with differing dancefloor styles like dancehall, reggaeton and drum & bass. Paul from the band had been wanting a Tigerstyle mix for ages and this is the tune that seems to click. An awesome Bhangra mix, quite unlike anything you've heard from Franz before. Finally is Lee Mortimer, the celebrated house DJ and producer. He DJs across the country with his own brand of jittery jump up house. He can be found DJing at Ministry Of Sound, Back To Basic and Custard Factory. Currently he is working on an EP for Switch's Dubsided label. His mix is a no f**king about killer. Using the shouted chorus refrain he takes no prisoners socking it to the crowd.

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SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES 'Communion' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

2CD: In the run up to this, their sixth studio album, The Soundtrack of our Lives made one single a month available via their website www.tsool.net. Each single was released on the third Sunday of every month and was available for free for 3 weeks. Sunday 17th May: 'Ra88' – Turn your hymn books to ROCK! The most radioactive of tracks with a half life of sixteen centuries; it's elemental and it's the heaviest of metals. Ra88: It's radium. Sunday 21st June: 'Babel On' – The opening track to the whopping forthcoming double album 'Babel On' is the portent of things to come on the record. Full of trademark psychedelia, signature thunder and classic TSOOL riffery. Sunday 19th July: 'Flipside' – Aptly illustrating the flipside to TSOOL. This is a perfect mellow summer sing along. Showcasing why the Swedes do pop best.

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MICHAEL JACKSON / VARIOUS 'My Baby Loves…Michael Jackson' [Release Date 24/08/2009]

CD: My Baby Loves… Michael Jackson is the first in a brand new series of lullaby renditions of material made famous by some of the biggest stars Mom and Dad grew up on. Increasingly the trend is towards parents and children listening to music as a shared experience. This series will serve as a touchstone towards parents and their children enjoying their favorites together. My Baby Loves… Michael Jackson features ten of The King Of Pop's biggest hits, including smashes from Thriller, Bad, the Jackson 5 days and more guaranteed to make you wanna be startin' something at bed time. All selections are full length and orchestrated as gentle lullaby versions that are satisfying for the little ones while being easy on adult ears.

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