SNOW PATROL / VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Late Night Tales' [Release Date 28/09/2009]
CD: The 'Late Night Tales' series was launched in 2001, Often called "The Rolls Royce Of Compilations" The idea: pick an internationally known artist with great musical knowledge and depth, offer them the chance to choose and mix all their favourite "home listening" and musically inspiring acts, together with an exclusive cover recording of an al time favourite song. 22 albums later and over 1 million combined sales, Late Night Tales are proud to bring you the mighty Snow Patrol… Snow Patrol are the biggest selling act to be added to the series, with more sales than previous compilers The Arctic Monkeys, Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada & Jamiroquai. Snow Patrol's Late Night Tales features a totally exclusive new recording from Snow Patrol, a beautiful cover version of INXS finest 'New Sensation'. This will only ever be available on this release The CD is not just a collection of 19 tracks, but a stunning mix, blending, re editing and remixing many of the tracks featured, The CD booklet also features "in depth" track by track comments by the band themselves discussing why each track was picked and what it means to them. As with all Late Night Tales releases we feature a bonus late night tale, this time with the one and only Will Self, better known for appearances on 'Shooting Stars' and 'Have I Got News For You', Self is one of Britain's leading satirical writers.
BRAND NEW HEAVIES 'Live In London' [Release Date 28/09/2009]
2CD: The Brand New Heavies have enjoyed a 20 year career to date, and have sold over 3 million albums and had many hit records, including 'Midnight At The Oasis', 'Never Stop', 'Dream on Dreamer' and 'Dream Come True'. They are one of the few British bands who have genuine global appeal and a sales and touring base in the US market. The band consistently perform 40 to 50 live shows per year, encompassing the UK, Europe, USA, South East Asia and Japan. In 2006 the band re-united with N'Dea Davenport for a comeback album, 'Get Used To It', and have been touring consistently as a unit ever since, gaining an ever expanding reputation for their energetic and unique live shows. This live album is the first from the band in their lengthy career, and contains all their hits. It was recorded at Indigo2 in London in October 2008, in front of a sell out crowd. At the time you could purchase the CD on the night and it was available at the end of the night to take home. Following extraordinary fan response to the limited edition package, the band have decided to make it commercially available to all. This package presents a new mix done by the band and a tighter edit. It contains 21 tracks and is 1.5 hours of music, across 2 CDs.
HANK MARVIN 'Into The Light' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
CD: Hank Marvin plays his way through some of his own compositions and some genuine classics * He is joined by special guests on 2 tracks, Brian May ('We Are The Champions') and Duane Eddy ('Pipeline')
RICHARD HAWLEY 'Truelove's Gutter' [Release Date 21/09/2009]
CD I 2LP [+CD]: Richard Hawley's sixth studio album, 'Truelove's Gutter', is released on Mute on 21st September. Recorded in Hawley's hometown of Sheffield at Yellow Arch studios, Truelove's Gutter' is a testament to his intoxicating song writing talents with eight new classic compositions. The lush but minimal production provides a haunting backdrop to Hawley's unique voice and allows him plenty of space for some outstandingly beautiful guitar solos. "I wanted it to be a listening experience from start to finish, where you couldn't just pause it and go off and watch Coronation Street or whatever," explains Hawley. "Sonically, it flows. It's not jumping all over the place. It just has a mood that goes through the whole thing." Thematically his darkest work to date, 'Truelove's Gutter' explores the idea of people or things that are broken in some way, and the fractured and damaged times in which we live, to which Hawley's lyrics give profound attestation. The Deluxe Vinyl Edition of the album contains 'Truelove's Gutter' on double heavyweight vinyl, plus the album on CD and an exclusive, signed artwork print.
ROSANNE CASH 'The List' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
CD: Rosanne Cash has successfully stepped out from her father, Johnny Cash's, limelight and established herself as an extremely successful songwriter and performer. 'The List' is her 12th studio album and features contemporary interpretations of her legendary father's 'favourite' songs. When she was 18, her father, alarmed at her apparent lack of understanding of country music [having been obsessed with The Beatles and steeped in Southern California rock and pop music], gave her a list of the "100 Essential Songs" and told her that it was her education and she should learn them all. Now 26 years later, and joined by a list of stellar guests including Bruce Springsteen, Rufus Wainwright and Elvis Costello, Rosanne has recorded her own versions of several of those classic tracks from legendary songwriters like Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and The Carter Family. "'The list' was far-ranging and thorough, it was assembled from my father's intuitive understanding of each critical juncture in the evolution of country music. There were old Appalachian folk ballads, and the songs of Jimmie Rodgers and Woody Guthrie. The influence of gospel and Southern blues were crucial. Then he segued into rockabilly and the birth of modern country music by way of Hank Williams, and up to the present, which was then 1973. He also included a couple of his own songs. I endeavoured to learn them all and it was an education." Rosanne Cash
NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS 'White Lunar' [Release Date 21/09/2009]
2CD: "'White Lunar' is a selection of pieces taken from various motion pictures and documentaries that we have been involved in, namely 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford', 'The Proposition', 'The Road', 'The English Surgeon', 'The Girls Of Phnom Penh' and a variety of of pieces selected from our vaults. The first CD has the big themes, the orchestra and the songs and the second CD is fractured, haunting and sometimes badly behaved." – Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Accompanying the soundtracks on the second disc are four pieces drawn from the Cave & Ellis archives, all named after craters: 'Magma' is constructed from a chorus of Warrens singing a pitch-shifted riff, 'Zanstra' swarms like a storm of hornets besieging a submarine, 'Halo' finds pastoral calm in the eager teeth of defeat and 'Daedalus' rises sure as the sun, with dewy flute and fluttering piano motes, before a sudden fade. The sequence is conceived as a suite. "Listen to it as you might listen to an instrumental album" recommends Ellis, as "some kind of trip".
BLONDIE 'Blondie Singles Collection: 1977 – 1982' [Release Date 19/10/2009]
2CD: A Collection of Blondie's 7" & 12" singles Chrysalis singles in chronological order * Including five UK No 1s, nine UK Top 10s, singles plus B-sides. * Packed full with re-mastered versions of classic cuts and unreleased B-sides, as well as previously unavailable remixes. * Includes extended version of 'Call Me,' which appeared on the soundtrack for 1980's American Gigolo. * Standard version on 2CD, including 8 page booklet.
DURAN DURAN 'The Singles 81-85' [Release Date 19/10/2009]
3CD: This collection spans the height of the 80s icons career between 1981-1985. * Includes 13 Duran Duran's 7" & 12" singles in chronological order from first single 'Planet Earth, to their James Bond tune 'A View To Kill' * Also includes all the original B'Sides. * This is the standard version of the 13 disc box set released in 2003
SPANDAU BALLET 'Gold – The Best Of' [Release Date 19/10/2009]
CD/DVD: Spandau Ballet's adventure began with club culture, white boys high on soul and funk making electronic dance music and frequenting the legendary underground clubs like Billys and The Blitz, but that and quickly evolved into a band who signed a major record deal with a handful of brilliantly catchy pop/dance tunes which instantly propelled them out of their trendy confines to Top Of The Pops. By the time they released Chant Number 1 they were about to became a huge world-wide success moving from warehouse parties to stadium gigs with all the trappings of 80's pop success.