NEW RELEASE NEWS
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London Grammar "Truth is a Beautiful Thing"
London Grammar's first album "If you wait" was an unexpected top seller at Quality Records, but when you listened to the soaring, glorious vocals of Hannah Reed backed with an almost grungy instrumentation - amazingly so given the labels dance heritage - this was not suprising, This first album is still available at Quality as a 2 x 45 RPM album. "Truth is a Beautiful thing" offers much of the same, thank goodness - I am even prepared to forgive a song called "Rooting for you" - gee guys, buy a Thesaurus. Available on a single album or as a deluxe double album edition with 7 bonus tracks.
Kate Bush "Before the Dawn"
In March 2014 Kate Bush announced plans to perform 15 shows in London in August and September that year, her first live shows since 1979. The shows sold out so quickly that a further 7 were immediately added, with all shows selling out in 15 minutes. Kate's own website crashed with the demand.
The first night of the shows prompted a complete media frenzy with the Evening Standard declaring that the show was "an extraordinary mix of magical ideas, stunning visuals, attention to detail and remarkable music – she was so obviously, so unambiguously brilliant, it made last night something to tell the grandchildren about."
A 4 Record, Box Set selling for $70 plus on ebay and more overseas can be purchased here for the mere $49.00.
George Harrison Box Set and individual titles
Most George Harrison albums have been out of print on vinyl for decades, and some had very limited releases on record. You can now choose to take the lot in a sumptuous box set, or just the favourites, which may (or may not) inlcude such gems as "Wonderwall Music", 33/1/3, "Live in Japan", and of course "All things must Pass" which is available as a 3 LP box set.
Beatles "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band"
50 Years have flown by, and according to Rolling Stone, this is the No. 1 album of all time. Do I hear dissent? How about one of the most important albums of all time! Giles Martin's remix (note not remaster) has opened up the sound (the CD is so good it sounds as spacious as an LP) and places the voices centre stage. As any one who was silly enough to ask will know, I loved the last stereo remaster, and I still do, but this is a strong and viable alternative and can be highly recommended (along with the 2012 stereo of course - just get both).
A recent outbreak of movie soundtracks have found their way to our racks and these include Disney blockbusters such as"Trolls" (missed that), "Moama" (hated that), and "
Beauty and the Beast" (such a great story that even singing candelabra didn't quite destroy the film - came close though). The mega blockbuster "La La Land" is another new release. Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and succesful film composers of the day and his "Batman vs Superman" and "Inception" have been released on record. His older "Dark Knight" is a sonorous and gloriously massive audiophile mega blockbuster that is his among his finest work. James Newton Howard's soundtrack "Fantastic Beast (and how to find them)" is a rich orchestral feast - every cliche of movie soundtrackdom is in evidence - but delivered by the hand of a master - most enjoyable.
Alison Krauss "Windy City"
A perfectionist, Alison Krauss offered us her latest carefully crafted album "Windy City". While I miss the twangy instrumentation of her band, Union Station, her beautiful voice is to the fore.
Barry Gibb "In the Now"
Barry is the last remaining Bee Gee and running out of hair, but with the aid of two of his children, he has given us one of the most satisfying of all Bee Gees albums. It rocks a little (quite a bit in fact) and all tracks are strong - most enjoyable, and I never thought I would say that about a Bee Gee album.
Radiohead "Moon Shaped Pool" and "OK Computer"
If anyone was silly enough to ask me, they would have been given a rant that "Moon Shaped Pool" was the greatest album released for... well ages!!! "O.K. Computer OKNOTOK" is just a reminder from the band that this latest was not a one off - quite a number of their albums are legendary in my mind, although "King of Limb's" is a bit weak and why Thom Yorke wastes his time putting out solos.... but I digress!!!
'OKNOTOK' features the original 'OK Computer' twelve track album, eight B-sides, and the Radioheadcompletist's dream: "I Promise," "Lift," and "Man Of War." The original studio recordings of these three previously unreleased and long sought after 'OK Computer' era tracks finally receive their first official issue on 'OKNOTOK.' All material is newly remastered from the original analogue tapes.