Compact discs don’t have the romance of vinyl – but as a generation of tastemakers reconnect with their youth, that could be about to change A substantial CD collection was once the mark of the true muso, with the format hailed for its superior sound quality and , of course, […read more…]
Text by Phil Ashdown. Released on April 11th 1988 Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is the seventh studio album by British heavy rock band Iron Maiden which really confirmed their place in rock’s hierarchy. Arguably their finest hour with some calling it their Dark Side Of The Moon or Led […read more…]
Here at 991.com we realise not everyone’s pockets are sooo deep they can stump up the readies for that uber-collectable slab of vinyl, CD boxset, vintage memorabilia etc etc….with that in mind we’ve put together this new weekly ‘Top 3’ of some of the more affordable collectables that pass through the […read more…]
A rite of passage for any pop-hungry UK teen. The ultimate pop music companion and stocking filler for a generation, Now That’s What I Call Music! has chronicled chart’s biggest hits (and misses) for 34 years. They’re so ubiquitous that chances are every second person in the UK has offloaded a […read more…]
Coming in February is the positively humungous 18LP set ‘The Vinyl Collection’ that collects the solo work of George Harrison Including the early experimental albums ‘Wonderwall Music’ (1968) ‘Electronic Sound’ (1969) which featured some pioneering moog synth work (Harrison was the first person in the U.K. to own […read more…]
From the Guardian Former members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie return with their duet album in May, which will feature John McVie and Mick Fleetwood Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are set to record a duet album together under the name Buckingham McVie. The moniker harks back to […read more…]
We recently acquired a small but important collection of rare boxed sets from the Allman Brothers Band. Originally mail order only and near instantly out of print. Here’s a very chance to snap them up if you missed them at the time. 45th Anniversary 2014 Complete Set – Rare 2014 US […read more…]
"We aimed for the top slot and we were not going to be satisfied with anything less." – Freddie Mercury March 2011 sees the re-release of Queens first five albums – one of the most exciting and influential back catalogues of all time. Recorded in the maelstrom of the early […read more…]
JEFF BECK 'Rock N Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul' [Release Date 21/02/2011] CD I DVD I BLU-RAY Jeff Beck paid fitting Tribute to Les Paul last summer, celebrating what would have been the pioneering guitarist's 95th birthday by playing his friend and mentor's music, along with classic tunes from the […read more…]
CROWDED HOUSE 'The Very, Very Best Of' [Release Date 18/10/2010] CD I CD/DVD Crowded House's top hits and fan favourites have been gathered for a new CD and CD/DVD collection. Celebrating the Australian band's 25th anniversary, 'The Very, Very Best Of Crowded House' features the hits 'Don't Dream It's […read more…]
PET SHOP BOYS 'Ultimate' [Release Date 01/11/2010] CD I CD/DVD The Pet Shop Boys are one of the most commercially and critically acclaimed bands of the past 25 years. They have achieved 8 platinum, 2 gold and 4 silver albums in the UK alone. Their career has spanned […read more…]
The Union Square Musics 30th Anniversary Madness reissue campaign continues… Absolutely The bands second album, and the one which features the classic schooldays anthem 'Baggy Trousers'. It also contains the lighthearted instrumental 'The Return Of The Los Palmas 7' and the bands first real foray in to the realms of […read more…]
VISAGE 'The Face: The Very Best Of' [Release Date 08/03/2010] CD: Who could have imagined that a few kids in the '70s, fed up with punk, would open a nightclub; The Blitz, in Covent Garden, that would pioneer a style of music that would become one of the most resilient and successful […read more…]
BRUCE FORSYTH 'Didn't He Do Well?: The Collection' [Release Date 08/03/2010] CD: Bruce Forsyth is a UK entertainment institution. With over 70 years in show business, Brucie graced our screens on everything from 'Saturday Night At The London Palladium' and 'The Generation Game' to the current reality TV phenomenon 'Strictly Come […read more…]
One of the most successful and enduring groups of the New Romantics era, Spandau Ballet have shown they can still draw the fans with 2009's sold out UK tour and their latest album 'Once More' going straight in at No. 7 last October. Their first two albums, 'Journeys To […read more…]
SHARLEEN SPITERI 'The Movie Songbook' [Release Date 01/03/2010] CD: http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=499092 Deluxe 2CD: http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=499094 Multi-million selling singer-songwriter Sharleen Spiteri releases her brand new album 'The Movie Songbook' through Mercury Records on March 1st 2010. The follow up to her top three debut solo album 'Melody', 'The Movie Songbook' is the […read more…]
GORILLAZ 'Plastic Beach' [Release Date 08/03/2010] CD: http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=497311 CD/DVD/ONLINE: http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=497316 Gorillaz Are Back!!! The new album Plastic Beach is lead by a single 'Stylo' (featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack) which will be available for download from January 26th. The song leaked online which was confirmed by Murdoc Niccals: "A leak! A […read more…]
QUEEN ‘The Complete Review’ [Release Date 09/11/2009]
Its close to 20 years since the tragic death of Freddie Mercury, meaning that Queen [at least the version that mattered] have been absent longer than they ever existed as the quite extraordinary group who made so much incredible music between 1973 and 1991. Featuring contributions from friends and close colleagues of Queen, and with comment and critique from some of the finest rock journalists in the world, plus much rare and classic footage – including seldom seen performances of their finest tracks – news reports, location shoots, photographs from private collections, a host of other features, and a multitude of extras, this package will prove a delight to the millions of fans who to this day worship one of the very few rock group to have earned the accolade of truly great band.
Unforgettable Fire’ [Release Date 26/10/2009]
"this ain't mere genius, this is rock 'n'
roll" – Kerrang, October 1984
U2's fourth album, 'The
Unforgettable Fire' has been remastered and will be released by Mercury Records
on 26th October.
This special edition marks 25 years
since the album's original release in October 1984. Recorded at Slane Castle,
Ireland, 'The Unforgettable Fire' was the first U2 album to be produced by Brian
Eno and Danny Lanois, and spawned two top 10 UK singles – 'Pride (In The Name Of
Love)' and 'The Unforgettable Fire'.
Special formats of The Unforgettable
Fire will also feature bonus audio material, including two previously unheard
tracks from the Slane Castle sessions: “Yoshino Blossom”, and “Disappearing Act”
(a track which the band recently completed), and a DVD including music videos, a
documentary and unreleased live footage from the Amnesty International
Conspiracy of Hope Tour in 1986. The Unforgettable Fire has been remastered from
the original audio tapes, with direction from The
‘Swords’ [Release Date 26/10/2009]
It draws b-sides from many of the
singles taken from 'You are the Quarry', 'Ringleader of the Tormentors',
'Greatest Hits' and 'Years Of Refusal'.
Although these tracks were
originally released as b-sides, heard together and alongside each other on this
CD they sound superb as a collection in their own right, and is a wonderful
journey through some of Morrissey's lesser heard tracks recorded over the last 5
There is a limited edition format
for initial orders that comes superbly packaged with an extra disc recorded live
contains 8 tracks never before released, recorded during his current 2009 world
tour and captures Morrissey on awesome form.
THOM YORKE / THE KILLERS / MUSE / EDITORS / VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ [Release Date 19/10/2009] CD Atlantic Records is set to release 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' on October 19th. The first single taken from the album is […read more…]
MOYET ‘The Best Of’ [Release Date 19/10/2009]
Acclaimed singer Alison Moyet will
mark her incredible three-decade spanning career on 19 October 2009 with the
release of 'The Best Of Alison Moyet' through Sony Music. A deluxe 2CD version
of the album entitled 'The Best Of: 25 Years Revisited' will contain 11 brand
new interpretations of Alison's favourite songs from her back catalogue recorded
with her current live band.
'The Best Of Alison Moyet' is a true
reflection of the extraordinary music produced by Alison Moyet over the last 25
years and a testament to the diversity of her talents. The songs included on the
album form a definitive representation of her stunning and vivacious vocal style
and range, from subtle blues and bombastic soul to big pop chart hits.
The Top 10 singles 'All Cried Out',
'Love Resurrection', 'Invisible' and 'Is This Love' are all included on this 20
track anthology, as are the heartbreakingly honest ballad 'This House' and the
modern soul of 'Hoodoo'. Timeless cover versions of 'That Ole Devil Called Love'
and 'Love Letters', which both cracked the Top 5 upon release in 1985 and 1987
respectively, and 'Windmills Of Your Mind' and 'Almost Blue' from 2004's 'Voice'
album, perfectly demonstrate the smoky range of Alison's blues vocals, are all
included on this comprehensive collection of solo
YES 'Introducing Yes' [Release Date 12/10/2009]
All over the world YES are considered along with the renowned Genesis, King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer as the pre-eminent big four of progressive rock.
YES turned the existing rules of pop music upside down: extended song lengths, topmost abstract lyrics, extraordinary instrumentation and far-ranging influences of Classical, Jazz and Rock.
The founding members Jon Anderson [Vocals / Guitar], Chris Squire [Vocals / Bass] and Steve Howe [Guitar] are part of YES for more than 40 years now and there is no famous Prog-band of the present day that does not look up to these reputable legends.
'Introducing… YES' provides established fans as well as YES-beginners with an exquisite assortment of their most recent recordings of the current millennium. Ageless Artrock that gives proof of YES' unchallenged musical mastership bundled on one disc.
ROBBIE WILLIAMS 'Bodies' [Release Date 12/10/2009] C5 Robbie Williams releases his new album 'Reality Killed The Video Star' on EMI's Virgin Records on November 9. The single 'Bodies' will precede the album on October 12. It was produced by Trevor Horn and includes a special extended mix of single by […read more…]
RICK WAKEMAN 'The Six Wives Of Henry VIII: Live At Hampton Court' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
Rick Wakeman's 'The Six Wives Of Henry VIII' is one of the landmark albums of the seventies, a critical and commercial success that has sold in excess of 15 million copies worldwide. In May 2009, Rick Wakeman finally achieved his long held dream of performing the entire album live at Hampton Court Palace. It was the first time the whole album had ever been performed in concert & included the Henry VIII track 'Defender Of The Faith', that had to be cut from the original album for space reasons, plus new opening and closing pieces. The two spectacular sell out concerts were a never to be repeated event and this set shows why they will live long in the memory of all those fortunate enough to attend.
Extended live performances of Rick Wakeman's most popular album with the English Rock Ensemble accompanied by the Orchestra Europa and the English Chamber Choir with Brian Blessed as narrator. Features additional new tracks premiered at the concert. DVD & Blu-Ray packaged in a deluxe slipcase with a reproduction of the concert programme.
VARIOUS ARTISTS '12" Dance: The Definitive Collection 1978 – 1995'
[Release Date 05/10/2009]
The creatives behind the enormous success of Ministry of Sound's
'Anthems' series, and Universal's '12" 80's', come together on Rhino to
present a megalithic album of the biggest, best and most iconic dance
anthems of all time in the form of '12" Dance'.
Straddling 3 decades of Dance and Club culture, CD1 focuses on the
explosion of the iconic 12" single mix onto the embryonic club-scene of
New York and Chicago in the 70's and its eventual take over of the
world's dance-floors with timeless, powerhouse disco anthems from Chic
'Good Times', Sugarhill Gang 'Rappers Delight', Sister Sledge 'He's The
Greatest Dancer', The Trammps 'Disco Inferno' and Earth Wind And Fire
'Boogie Wonderland' and tipping us into the next great dance movement
with Blondie 'Rapture' and Donna Summer 'I Feel Love'.
CD2 leads us into the 80's, evoking neon blooded rebellion and the rise
of Pop, Rap and Techno/House featuring classic mixes of Miami Sound
Machine 'Dr Beat', Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 'White Lines',
S' Express 'The Theme… ', Inner City 'Big Fun', Womack and Womack
'Teardrops', Marshall Jefferson 'Move Your Body', Farley Jackmaster Funk
'Love Can't Turn Around' and of course the biggest selling 12" single of
all time New Order's seminal 'Blue Monday'.
Pushing on into the hedonistic electro-dance fuelled 90's with a
momentum that will leave you breathless for the next installation, CD3
features club classics from Adamski 'Killer', Beats International 'Dub
Be Good To Me', Jamiroquai 'Space Cowboy', Deee-lite 'Groove Is In The
Heart', C&C Music Factory 'Everybody Dance Now', Snap! 'Rhythm Is A
Dancer', Crystal Waters 'Gypsy Woman', Utah Saints 'Something Good',
Happy Mondays 'Step On', Jamiroquai 'Space Cowboy', and that all time
favourite No 1, Everything But The Girl 'Missing'.
KISS Sonic Boom' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
After a 9-year wait, Rock superstars Kiss release a brand new studio in
'Sonic Boom'. Featuring 11 brand new Kiss anthems, 'Sonic Boom' is an
emphatic statement from one of rock's most iconic bands. Says
guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley: "The purpose of this album isn't to let
people know that we're still around – it's to let people know we can
still knock out anybody who's out there!".
Since Paul Stanley and bassist / vocalist Gene Simmons founded Kiss in
New York City in 1972, the band has sold over 80 million albums
worldwide. 'Sonic Boom', the 19th original studio album of their 35-year
recording career, marks a new chapter for the band: it is the first Kiss
studio album to feature guitarist Tommy Thayer alongside Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and drummer Eric Singer. But as Paul states: "This isn't
'new Kiss' – this is classic Kiss!".
GIRLS ALOUD 'Out Of Control Tour 2009 – Live From The O2 Arena' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
DVD: Girls Aloud are set to release their 'Out Of Control' Live DVD on October 5th, giving fans a chance to enjoy this spectacular tour in their own homes. The UK's greatest girl group filmed the show in May this year at The O2 arena in London. During the 32-date tour Girls Aloud played to approximately half a million people. The live extravaganza was dubbed their best live tour to date by the fans whilst the press raved about it. The Londonpaper said it was their best live tour to date whilst The Times gave the show 4 stars. As well as the full live show, the DVD includes several amazing bonus features, including a Girl-cam that allows the viewer to follow their favourite Girl Aloud as she performs a song on tour. Also included are full music videos for the hit singles 'The Promise', 'The Loving Kind' and 'Untouchable', as well as the tour screen visuals.
THE SATURDAYS 'Forever Is Over' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
C5: The Saturdays strike back with a brand new single and album for autumn. First up is the power-pop anthem-in-the-making, Forever Is Over, released on October 5th through Fascination Records. Forever Is Over is the lead single from The Saturdays' as-yet-untitled second album. The single, written by James Bourne [ex-Busted] and Sam Watters and Louis Biancanielle, is a change in direction for the girls and its sophisticated sound signals a definite progression, while still showing off the girls' voices to the maximum.
QUEEN 'Absolute Greatest' [Release Date 16/11/2009] CD I 2-CD I Limited 2-CD I Limited 3-LP: Queen. Someone ought to erect a monument to them. Think about it: they've ruled their game longer than many of our most famous leaders, their words can be repeated by many more than can recite our most […read more…]
ASH 'True Love 1980' [Release Date 12/10/2009]
Ltd 7": Crisscrossing the nation from A to Z, evergreen rock stars Ash promote their mould breaking A-Z Singles Collection with a 26-date UK tour. Visiting some of the country's live music back waters… Working alphabetically through the towns and cities of the British Isles from Aldershot to Zennor, Ash will be dropping in on the UK's lesser-visited concert venues. Exotic locations like Ventnor (that's on the Isle of Wight), The Havana Club (in Jersey), Upper Norwood (South London of course…) and the Devonshire seaside town of 'eXmouth', will be among those experiencing a rare visit from a major touring act; and who better to "bring the rock" than the acclaimed live act and hit factory that is Ash? The tour provides the launch pad for the bands unique A-Z Series, kicking off with the electro-ballad 'True Love 1980' on October 12th. The A-Z series will see a collection of 26 limited edition 7" singles, released fortnightly over the coming year. Rising to the challenge of the creative Everest that is a 26 single campaign, with 'True Love 1980', Tim Wheeler has delivered a typically monumental piece of pop; tapping into Ash's trademark hooks and three piece dynamism, while reveling in the possibilities of their groundbreaking studio project. 'True Love 1980' follows the critically acclaimed 'Return Of White Rabbit' dropped earlier this summer. Where 'Return of White Rabbit' showcased angular guitars and growling basslines, 'True Love 1980' delivers a perfect slice of Back-To-The-Future synth pop balladry from Ash's hit writing engine room.