From the Guardian ‘We were extremely arrogant and a bit too prog rock. We wanted to sound like Elgar and Grieg’ Midge Ure, singer First and foremost, we weren’t trying to create a hit song, just an interesting piece of music. Ultravox had been dropped by their label, our management […read more…]
With the release of Ultravox’s ‘Rage In Eden’ LP from 1981 released this week now’s the time to explore their extensive back catalogue or find something for the Ultravox collector in your life! Here’s a few to whet the appetite, for the full list click here
BOB DYLAN Bringing It All Back Home 1965 UK 11-track MONO LP, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. Both sleeve & vinyl show few signs of age, the sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl has just a few spindle marks on the label, indicating very little play – a wonderful […read more…]
ULTRAVOX Rage In Eden Rare 1981 13-track vinyl LP album that has been clearly FULLY AUTOGRAPHED by Chris Cross, Midge Ure, Warren Cann & Billy Currie in blue and black ballpoint pen across the front of the sleeve, complete with lyric inner and a great fold-out poster! Some light foxing […read more…]
PREFAB SPROUT 'Let's Change The World With Music' [Release Date 31/08/2009]
CD: Prefab Sprout were formed in 1978 as four piece band based in Co. Durham and went on to be arguably one of the most beloved British pop bands of the 80s and 90s. Prefab Sprout signed to Kitchenware Records in Newcastle in 1985 and since then they have released seven studio albums and two Best Ofs through Sony Music. Their biggest top ten album, 'From Langley Park To Memphis' featured Pete Townsend and Stevie Wonder and included their biggest hit, 'The King Of Rock'n' Roll'. They followed this album with 'Jordan: The Comeback' which was hugely acclaimed and Brit nominated. After various line up changes, the rest of the band released one album for EMI in 2001. Paddy released a solo album, 'Trawl The Megahertz' for EMI in 2003. Singer-songwriter Paddy McAloon is regularly hailed one of the greatest songwriters of his era. 'Let's Change The World With Music' was written and produced by Paddy McAloon at Andromeda Heights and mixed in Scotland by Calum Malcolm. The record kicks off with the hip-hop influenced hook-laden piano led 'Let There Be Music', which sets the tone for the rest of the record. Paddy began work on 'Let's Change The World With Music' in 1992, as the follow-up to 'Jordan: The Comeback'. 17 years later, Paddy returns to these songs, some of his personal favourite compositions. The 11 tracks are rejoiceful and uplifting, striking an endearingly familiar chord, all the while sounding fresh and timeless. Highlights are aplenty and include the celestial 'Ride', the jazzy sway of 'I Love Music' and the melancholic 'Sweet Gospel Music'.