18 October 2021
Forty years ago, on 8 October 1981 (more than a year after Ian Curtis‘
death), iconic post-punks JOY DIVISION released double album STILL.
A great sonic memory, raw and rugged, consisting of previously released
and unreleased studio material and a live recording of Joy Division‘s final
concert, performed at Birmingham University.
To celebrate the 40th-anniversary a limited reissue with a ruby red sleeve
and pressed on crystal clear vinyl is planned to be released next year, on
11 February 2022. Only available via the website of New Order right here.
The full original release…
JOY DIVISION: Facebook
29 September 2021
Band: PINK FLOYD
Active: 1964–1995, 2005, 2012–2014 / 15 studio albums
with The Endless River (2014) as the most recent one
Reissue: A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON
First LP without Roger Waters, originally released
this day in 1987
The re-worked version will feature a Remixed and Updated edition on
vinyl, CD and DVD. And also available in 360 Reality Audio: “a new immersive
music experience that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of live
musical performance for the listener using Sony’s object-based 360 Spatial
Sound technologies.” (no clue what they’re talking about here, do you?)
Release date: 29th October 2021 – order info here
Guitarist David Gilmour is the man behind it all.
He shared a demo version of the album’s track
Yet Another Movie ahead of the reissue.
Gilmour: “Pat Leonard and I met up at Astoria in September 1986
a couple of days after I had played on a Bryan Ferry track that he was
producing. We had a glass or two of wine and jammed for hours. For
some reason that I can no longer remember I had chosen the fretless
bass as my instrument of the day. It turned into a beautiful song.”
Stream original LP…
PINK FLOYD: Facebook
28 July 2021
Jason Pierce’s longtime musical spaceship
Active: Since 1990 / 8 studio albums (so far)
Reissue: LADIES AND GENTELMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE
Third longplayer released on 16 June 1997
Format: Neptune Blue and Black Vinyl / CD
(reworked artwork by Mark Farrow)
Jason Pierce about late legend Dr. John playing on closing track ‘Cop Shoot Cop‘:
“I just wrote a letter, sent the track and his response was immediate. He said “absolutely, absolutely, love it”. It was where he wanted to be. I was completely in awe of him and his
playing and everything he put to it. I could hardly speak, to be honest. Not that I needed
to speak much. It didn’t add anything little or less to the proceedings. It was an amazing
session, amazing to do.”
Pitchfork about the album: “That’s what ranks ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating
in Space’ alongside the best art: Jason Pierce and a big band that included his ex-girlfriend
and a whole slew of people that soon became his ex-bandmates faithfully render the cycle
of loving anything– the innocent exuberance, the bitter rejection, the episodic denial, in 70 perfect minutes.” Full review here. Score: 10/10.
Stream full original
(Spiritualized – Amsterdam 2015 – pic by Turn Up The Volume – a flabbergasting experience)
10 January 2021
Classic Americana blues-rockers THE BLACK CROWES re-release their 1990 debut
LP Shake Your Money Maker next month. The 4LP and 3CD super deluxe version
features never-before-heard studio recordings, unreleased demos, B-sides, live
tracks, and more.
One of the rarities is CHARMING MESS, a cracker originally planned
as the first single but, didn’t even end up on the LP after all.
In an interview with Rolling Stone the Crowes ringmaster Chris Robinson says:
“The beginning of that song really sounds like ‘Hot Legs.’ Thank goodness Mr. Rod
Stewart has given us his blessing to release it after all these years.”
Rod The Mod‘s hot legs…
THE BLACK CROWES: Facebook
7 January 2021
On 26th February, UMC/ Island will reissue another PJ HARVEY album
on vinyl, alongside a collection of unreleased demos available on CD,
vinyl and digital.
This time it’ll be her fifth LP Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
which turned 20 last October.
Ahead of it comes a stripped-down version of This Mess We’re In which
she did in duet with Thom Yorke for the final album version.
The album version with Thom Yorke…
PJ HARVEY: Facebook
7 November 2020
From today on two remastered editions of early 90s longplayers by New Zealand
indie heroes THE CHILLS, led by singer/songwriter and musical maestro Martin
Phillipps, are available again on vinyl, after nearly three decades.
The two albums in question are SUBMARINE BELLS from 1990
and SOFT BOMB from 1992. More info here and order facilities here.
Stream original SUBMARINE BELLS album…
Stream original SOFT BOMB album…
THE CHILLS: Facebook
Meeting the master a few years back in my hometown Ghent, Belgium …
American singer-songwriter EVAN DANDO best know as troubled frontman of THE LEMONHEADS will reissue his 2003 solo album BABY I’M BORED. It will be released in June as 2CD/2LP and Limited Edition 2LP/2CD set. The extra disc will feature unheard
and unreleased tracks, singles, b-sides and rarities.
“Mature and autobiographical, ‘Baby I’m Bored’ is a stellar record that stripped Dando of his grunge label. At the time of recording, he was without the band which saw him lean more towards an achingly melodic alt-country rock sound. Self-deprecating, these are songs of
decline and coming back from that.” – FIRE RECORDS
You can already enjoy here now the alternative versions of
SHOTS IS FIRED featuring Liv Tyler and RANCHO SANTA FE…
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