Tuesday’s Forthcoming Releases [Part I]

MADNESS ‘Forever Young’ [Release Date 11/01/2010]
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Madness' incredible 30th year continues with 'Forever Young', the third single from their Gold-selling album 'The Liberty Of Norton Folgate'.

The album received rave reviews across the music press and 'Forever Young', a tale of growing old whilst stil feeling young, was picked out as one of the stand-out tracks by many publications. Included in this release are two remixes from UK reggae supremo JStar, a rework from FutureCut (best known for their work on Lily Allen's 'Smile'), a live version recorded at Later With Jools Holland, a radio edit courtesy of Melt Music and a brilliant cover of Billy Ocean's 'Love Really Hurts'.

 

GOOD SHOES ‘Under Control’ [Release Date 11/01/2010]

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GOOD SHOES ‘No Hope, No Future’ [Release Date 11/01/2010]

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'No Hope, No Future' features the single  'Under Control' which sees Good Shoes at their 'danceable' best with this bouncing, rocking indie dancefloor filler about the number 1 suburban pastime – sex. As usual, the track is super melodic and catchy, but heavier than past offerings. Still with the trademark Good Shoes sound that makes them one of the most exciting and unique bands in Britain.

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND ‘Contra’ [Release Date 11/01/2010]

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Some bands stay in a holding pattern their whole careers. Others jerk the steering wheel hard and fly off the road. On their second album, Vampire Weekend do neither. Or maybe they do both. "I think we sound more like Vampire Weekend than we did on the first record," says drummer Christopher Tomson.

'Contra' pulls off a series of impressive feats: It's bustling with fresh ideas and yet it sounds immediately familiar; it's heavily layered but taut and kinetic; it chews ravenously through sound palettes and rhythms, and yet it's nimble and assured; it's still breezy, and yet it smolders with a new found emotional heft. "It's sadder than the first one, a bit more sentimental," says singer Ezra Koenig. The songs are catchy, fast, twinkling, clattering – the darker themes of loss, doubt and regret accumulate almost imperceptibly, but they land a powerful blow.

Ideas for this record had been bubbling since before the release of their debut. The band started recording in January 2009, only two weeks after finishing an 18-month world tour supporting their first record. They had initially planned to work in California, feeling that the new record's spiritual home was the West Coast. The decision to work in New York, however, ultimately provided the freedom and perspective to properly realize their vision.

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KEVIN COYNE RELEASES [Release Date 11/01/2010]

Both 'I Want My Crown' and the deluxe, two-disc version of 'Marjory Razorblade', are littered with rarities and unreleased material: b-sides, outtakes, live performances and BBC session tracks, combining to make them the definitive examination of Kevin Coyne's career on Virgin during the 70s.

Compiled by Coyne's sons, Eugene and Robert Coyne and featuring quotes from their father, friends and fellow musicians, these releases chronicle a vital period in Kevin Coyne's career, one of the most fascinating and forthright artists of his time.

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Features selections from all Coyne's Virgin albums, including two Benelux only collections, plus singles like 'Lorna' / 'Let's Have A Party', presented for the first time on CD, unreleased sessions, a BBC In Concert from 1974, the Hyde Park show from the same year, unreleased performances for Rockpalast in Cologne, and more.

‘I Want My Crown: The Anthology 1973-1980’ 4CD:   http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=492335

Features selections from all Coyne's Virgin albums, including two Benelux only collections, plus singles like 'Lorna' / 'Let's Have A Party', presented for the first time on CD, unreleased sessions, a BBC In Concert from 1974, the Hyde Park show from the same year, unreleased performances for Rockpalast in Cologne, and more.

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MEGADETH ‘Endgame’ [OUT NOW!]

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It's a rare thing when a musician comes face to face with what made them great to begin with. 'Endgame' is that moment for Dave Mustaine and Megadeth. "After the smoke had cleared from personnel and label changes, I knew that regaining respect for me and for Megadeth was going to be a huge undertaking" says Mustaine of the process re-tooling Megadeth after what is considered the 'classic' line-up. Mission accomplished on 'Endgame', which is as extreme as anything Megadeth have ever recorded. The album's signature track 'Head Crusher' should not merely serve as a wake-up for old fans but also a new generation ready to keep Mustaine & Co's brand of shredding guitar and bellicose songsmanship at the forefront of today's metal scene.

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