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Kylie back with BANG!

KYLIE MINOGUE 'Aphrodite' [Release Date 05/07/2010] CD  I CD/DVD  **Further details on the album, including the tracklisting and DVD content, will be announced shortly** Kylie Minogue returns to the charts at the end of June when her highly anticipated brand new single 'All The Lovers' is released on Parlophone. The single, set […read more…]

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Sales On The Up

The sales tracking system Nielsen SoundScan announce that Record Store Day 2010 was the biggest day of sales for vinyl in Soundscan’s history. Stats can be viewed on the Billboard website. Elsewhere in the news, The BBC report that according to the BPI, general music sales have grown for the […read more…]

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Inverted Rays, Man

Simple but effective. A design for life. No, not The Manics. Definitely not Medicine Head, who might've faired better with their own Dark Side Of The Moon, had they thought of such a design. But the madcap nature of a genius idea. A dispersive triangular prism refracting a ray of […read more…]

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Mono vs. Stereo

For some years now, the debate has raged as to the respective merits of mono and stereo mixes. Personally I prefer mono for a number of reasons: generally speaking, mono mixes are more likely to have had more time spent on them, and crucially some kind of band involvement [even […read more…]

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Richard Hawley rarity

Heads up indie pop lovers (especially those from Spain!). We've just pulled another copy of the ultra rare Swimming In The Heart Of Jane EP out from storage after our first one flew out the door in a matter of seconds. We're pleased to offer up this little gem again, […read more…]

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Macca Says Bye-Bye To EMI

EMI face another heavy blow this week [news from The Guardian], as Sir Paul McCartney announces he is leaving the major label. Distribution rights for his post-Beatles output will be transferred to the Concord Music independent. Expect any number of Wings and solo albums to be given the full re-mastered […read more…]

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Seven inches of pure joy!

Sundazed Records have been producing high quality reissues and compilations of super-rare 50s, 60s and 70s music for over 20 years now, with an emphasis on manufacturing audiophile quality vinyl. In September last year, they produced this fantastic Velvet Underground Singles box set, which reissued the legendary group's ultra-rare Verve/MGM […read more…]

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$1m Dollar Fingers

Having recently fallen prey to the old slicing the tip of your finger off routine during meal time, the legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck has taken the wise move of upping his insurance to $1million per finger, The Mirror claims…

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Cool White Stripes USB set!

Check out this neato limited edition USB Flash Drive 2-figure set – these Jack 'n' Meg figures have removable hats that reveal a USB port. Each USB 2.0 Flash Drive has a 512-megabyte capacity and are Windows and Mac compatible, containing the complete 'Icky Thump' album in the Apple Lossless format; the […read more…]

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Speedy Gonsalves

It was the night Paul Gonsalves astounded an unsuspecting Newport audience with a sensational 27-chorus tenor solo, making headline news the following morning and putting Duke Ellington back in the spotlight and selling records like hotcakes again. Another '50 Great Moments In Jazz', delivered by The Guardian….

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Bloody Amateurs

Post-punk legends Gang Of Four take the unusual step of selling vials of their own blood to fund a new album, The BBC report. Guitarist Andy Gill talks of the lengths he must go to, health and safety first of course…

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New Celine Dion DVD coming soon

CELINE DION 'Celine: Through The Eyes Of The World' DVD I Blu-Ray [Release Date 10/05/2010] Deluxe 2DVD [Release Date 17/05/2010] Celine Dion's Sold Out Taking Chances World Tour, which took place between February 2008 and February 2009, played concerts on 5-continent, in 25-country, 93-city – Celine's first in nine years […read more…]

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Icelandic Cool

From the huge shimmering tones of the opening Svefn-G-Englar, with elfin vocals bordering on the religious, and a guitar track like hot molten lava boiling beneath a cold glacier surface, to the fetus cover art of an extraterrestrial angel in blissful womb, all spelled out something magical was brewing in […read more…]

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Amazing Joy Division DVD!

Only the Japanese could produce a package like this beauty! This is a limited edition version of the 2006 Grant Gee-directed DVD documentary, so not only do you get an excellent [if not definitive] expose on this legendary group, the packaging includes a unique photographic slide [1 of 4 designs, […read more…]

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Record Store Day

Now celebrating its third year, dozens of exclusive rarities by everyone from the Rolling Stones to LCD Sound System will be made available on April 17th in record shops only. The Guardian spread the communal joy…