It has been announced that Brian Wilson is to return with a brand new album in collaboration with the Gershwin estate, 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin': Brian has re-recorded and re-imagined twelve classic songs from the Gershwin Brothers and collaborated on two new Wilson / Gershwin compositions: 'The Like In I […read more…]
The past month has seen some great discoveries here at headquarters. A stash of posters was unearthed which revealed a cracking Led Zepplin Physical Rocket, an interesting Beatles' Playboy Magazine Cover as well as Bowie, Soft Cell and The Sex Pistols getting in on the action! There are still more to be sorted so watch this space!
For those that are old enough to remember… Musician Plastic Bertrand has apparently admitted he did not sing on hit single Ca Plane Pour Moi – which is the subject of a court case in Belgium. The star was quoted in Belgian newspaper Le Soir saying producer Lou Deprijck performed […read more…]
October 10th sees the mighty Cliff Richard return to the album charts. Featuring an array of swing tracks (including re-recordings of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee classics), 'BOLD AS BRASS' will be his first of all-new recordings in six years.
For the last couple of weeks, I've been regularly been digging around in the vaults, and have found a plethora of old singles, that have all been out of stock for a while.. Including: * MICHAEL JACKSON featuring WILL.I.AM 'The Girl Is Mine 2008' CD single * MICK JAGGER 'Visions […read more…]
Those old rockers have had a (musical) facelift with their new 2010 re-masters! Mick and the gang have never sounded better and we have the perfect way to ‘rock out’ to them with the Limited Edition Japanese SHM-CD collection. SHM stands for Super High Material and these beauties will satisfy […read more…]
It was during my weekend in Suffolk, that the news of Robbie Williams reuniting with Take That was confirmed in the press. It wasn't until I was on the train reading the paper that I found out, and like millions of girls who were in love with the boys during […read more…]
Looking back at my summer so far, the Summer of 2010 will go down in my books as a good one.. At the beginning of June, I went to THREE gigs in TWO nights, seeing the incredible Villagers at the beautiful Bush Hall on the Tuesday, followed the next night […read more…]
In auction news this week, all manner of curious collectables go under the hammer, ranging from a battered upright Challen piano famously played by The Beatles at Abbey Road, to the more ghoulish rubber gloves, forceps, hanger and other such ‘instruments’ used on Elvis Presley’s autopsy. Hmm, nice!
Calling all Oasis r’kids. Limited to just 510 copies and distributed exclusively to radio & media for Christmas 1993, we’ve unleashed from hibernation a small handful of genuinely MINT and UNPLAYED copies of the very first vinyl release ever to bear the Oasis moniker. This is the original Creation Records […read more…]
It's that time of year again, and this year's shortlist, announced today, looks gloomier than ever. Biffy Clyro's latest is an office favourite with my colleagues, but the same can not be said for the others. Assuming Kit Downes Trio is the jazz entry, I'm off to investigate… but whether […read more…]
Rightly or wrongly, depending on your preference for flashy rock guitarists, but for those that like that kind of thing, this is the title of Dweezil Zappa’s forthcoming solo record. Planet Rock announce the album's star cast, including Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Angus and Malcolm […read more…]
Fingers at the ready for booking your ticket. "The two goliaths of electronic music", as XFM put it, have announced joint arena dates. "Both bands are touting critical and commercially successful albums in the shape of LCD’s ‘This Is Happening’ and Hot Chip’s ‘One Life Stand’." Alexandra here we come! […read more…]
R.E.M. have completed the recording of their 15th studio album. Produced by Jacknife Lee, the new record has been cut at the legendary Hansa Tonstudio in the famous Kreuzberg district of former West Berlin, which played host to many classic works by David Bowie, Iggy Pop and U2. A tentative […read more…]
With legal wranglings delaying the release of this record by a year, and the untimely passing of both Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous and collaborator Vic Chesnutt in between, something strange and slightly sinister lurks in the mist of its making. Now finally out, a remarkable roll call of big indie names […read more…]
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The BBC report that Mr Suave himself, Bryan Ferry, is back in the studio for the first time since 1973 with old Roxy Music band-mates. This is on top of an already star cast that includes Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Scissor Sisters and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. Gig-wise, there are only […read more…]
In an evening that raised £350,000 for the Hoping Foundation (Hope and Optimism for Palestinians In the Next Generation), Saturday saw an unexpected reunion between David Gilmour and Roger Waters on stage (Gigwise and XFM news).
We’re proud to offer this week, in a fitting reminder of Frank’s last studio recordings, an original pair of official RIAA Certified US Platinum Awards for the 1993-94 albums, Duets I & II. Issued to commemorate sales in excess of 4,000,000 copies combined, this is the first we have ever […read more…]
(picture taken by myself) Last night, I was very lucky to be in attendance at Arcade Fire's intimate one-off performance at London's beautiful Hackney Empire. I had not long returned from Glastonbury last Monday, when I was getting up to date with things, checking my emails etc, when I first […read more…]
Plugging the book of the same name and with free entry, Oxo Tower Wharf open their doors tomorrow [until the 25th] for an exhibition of classic album art by the prog-sleeve legends Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis.
Symphonic, emotive, complex, dark and mysterious in equal measure, hitting the same progressive highs as your Van der Graaf Generators, Jethro Tulls and Gentle Giants but somehow criminally overlooked, Gnidrolog’s second album defines ‘lost classic’. Even the cover art blows a Roger Dean design out of the water! This original […read more…]
I'd always quite fancied going to Glastonbury, but never really had anybody to go with (mainly because my some of my friends aren't really into music and into the idea of festivals), and I wasn't brave enough to go it alone; but purely through the mutual love for a band, […read more…]