released 15 DECEMBER 2017
>CDs + Vinyl:

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Erol Alkan – Reworks Vol. 1 2xCD (PIAS America)
A throbbing 20-track collection of Alkans remixes of Tame Impala, New Order, Justice, MGMT, Hot Chip, Daft Punk, Connan Mockasin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and others.

>Asking Alexandria
– Asking Alexandria CD (Sumerian)
Recorded producer Matt Good, Asking Alexandria’s self-titled fifth album is an unbridled celebration of acceptance, of the strength of diversity and the freedom of “leaning into the crazy” (as vocalist Danny Worsnop puts it), instead of struggling for conformity.

>Atom
TM & Lisokot – Walzerzyklus CD (Raster Music)
Walzerzyklus’ seven tracks, created in collaboration with Russian singer Lisokot, are subdivided into three pieces of two-minutes each and four pieces of three-minutes each, intentionally reflecting the 3/4 time of a classic waltz. Throughout the release, Lisokot's delicate vocals are put into different relations to AtomTM's rather cool machine music, either complementing or contrasting each other. In the same line, the three shorter "leitmotifs" provide the main theme that is taken up repeatedly in the course of the release. [Vinyl edition due January 26.]
>Biosphere
– Shenzhou [Reissue/2002] 2xCD/3xLP (Biophon)
This expanded reissue of the Norwegian electronic composer’s 2002 album includes a bonus album
The Samphire Tower.
>Boosie BadAzz
– BooPac 2xCD (Atlantic)
New double-disc album from the rapper. The 25-track collection features four guests: B. Will, Yung Bleu, London Jae, and Lee Banks.

>John Butcher and Keiji Haino
– Light Never Bright Enough CD/LP (Otoruoku)
Keiji Haino, one of the foremost exponents of the Japanese avant-garde, always provides a masterclass in constantly shifting improvisation. John Butcher is a saxophonist of rare grace and power, who has expanded the vocabulary of the saxophone far beyond the conventions of jazz and other musics, to encompass a staggering range of multi-phonics, overtones, percussive sounds, and electronic feedback.

>Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
– Stranger Things 2 CD (Lakeshore)
This installment continues to wander through the ‘80s world of
Stranger Things, floating between the sweeter moments which temporarily blossom amidst the danger and decay as the season comes to an end. The music is instantly reminiscent of works by John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis, whilst also delving into the ambience of Aphex Twin and more modern composers such as Cliff Martinez. [Vinyl edition due December 22.]
>Doctor Ross
– Memphis Breakdown CD/LP (ORG Music)
Drawing comparisons to the likes of John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson, Doctor Ross aka "The Harmonica Boss" made his reputation as a bluesman in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Detroit, Michigan in the mid-1950s. Earlier in the decade, Ross recorded his first sides, including signatures "Chicago Breakdown" and "The Boogie Disease," with the legendary Sam Phillips at the esteemed Sun Records.
Memphis Breakdown gathers the best of those early Memphis sessions.
>dvsn
– Morning After CD (OVO Sounds)
Morning After is a reminiscent album, a testament to the instrumental glories of yesteryear. Callbacks to the R&B staples of dvsn’s youththe duo’s Paul Jefferies, who calls the group’s instrumental shots, was born in 1985, around when the sound of Morning After began to take over the airwavesact as this album’s driving force. The glorious wash of Casio keys throughout penultimate track ‘Body Smile,’ by far the most obvious turning back of the clock, is glassy and emotive, a perfect accompaniment to the stripped-bare ballad backbone beneath.” – The Princeton LP
>Eminem
– Revival CD (Aftermath/Interscope)
Eminem’s ninth album features guest contributions from Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey, Kehlani, P!nk, and Phresher. Vinyl edition TBA.

>Ethiopian & His All Stars
– The Return Of Jack Sparrow CD (Omivore)
A previously unissued album by reggae legend, Ethiopian, backed by an all-star band reuniting for this recording. Includes previously unissued recording of “Train To Skaville.”

>Burnt Friedman
– Anthology 1980-2017 CD (Nonplace)
This compilation surveys Friedman's music from 1980 to 2017 and covers a broad spectrum of played and programmed rhythmic styles that traverse club music from techno, electro, and dub, but, above all, it traces Friedman's own artistic development; A trajectory that owes a lot to his long-standing collaboration with Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit, who died at the age of 79 in 2017. Like Liebezeit, Friedman already explored even and uneven rhythms back in the late 1980s.This selection of 17 tracks documents this pursuit while bringing rough or discarded tracks to light, which did not fit onto any album or were intended for the Nonplace label.

>G-Eazy
– The Beautiful & Damned CD (RCA)
The third album from the Oakland-based rapper. Includes the single “No Limit” featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B.
The Beautiful & Damned also includes collaborations with Halsey, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of The North and others.
>Stan Getz
– Bossa Nova Years 5xCD/5xLP (Verve)
Released last week on vinyl – now available on CD. A collection of Getz’s best-loved albums in sleeves featuring their original artwork. Stan Getz was an American jazz saxophonist. Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim, he popularized bossa nova in America with the hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964).

>Gladiators
– Full Time [Reissue/1992] CD (Omnivore)
Remastered edition of the roots reggae band’s 1992 album featuring Albert Griffiths.

>Herbie Hancock
– River: The Joni Letters [Reissue/2007] 2xCD (Verve)
Digitally remastered and expanded double-CD edition. The multifaceted talent of Joni Mitchell has always been deeply rooted in jazz, and Herbie dug into that with stunning, Grammy-nominated results on this 2007 album featuring his spellbinding piano passages and vocals by Tina Turner ("Edith And The Kingpin"), Norah Jones ("Court And Spark"), Corinne Bailey Rae ("River"), Leonard Cohen ("The Jungle Line") and Joni herself ("The Tea Leaf Prophecy"). This 10
th anniversary reissue adds a second CD of Joni songs exquisitely interpreted: "A Case Of You," "All I Want" (featuring Sonya Kitchell), "Harlem In Havana," "I Had A King" and more.
>Jason Hill
– Mindhunter: A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack CD (Milan)
Scoring duties for this crime drama fell to multi-instrumentalist Jason Hill (
Gone Girl). For Mindhunter, he created an awesome sonic landscape of moaning stings and breathing woodwinds punctuated with the soft clatter of chimes.
>Billie Holiday
– Classic Lady Day 5xCD/5xLP (Verve)
A collection of Holiday’s best-loved albums in sleeves featuring original artwork.

>Ihsahn
– The Adversary [Reissue/2006] CD/2xLP (Spinefarm)
Ihsahn – angL [Reissue/2008] CD (Spinefarm)
Ihsahn – After [Reissue/2010] CD/2xLP (Spinefarm)

Ihsahn – Eremita [Reissue/2012] CD/2xLP (Spinefarm)

Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen [Reissue/2013] CD/2xLP (Spinefarm)
Ihsahn's prodigious and prolific talents have been at the forefront of heavy music for the past three decades. He began his career as frontman of Emperor who would both define and refine metal, pushing the boundaries of what was considered possible within the most arcane of art forms. [Deluxe colored vinyl pressings of all but
angL also available. angL due January 12.]
>Jeezy
– Pressure CD (Def Jam)
Eighth album from the notorious ‘Snowman’ rapper. Guests include J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Tory Lanez & more.

>Albert King/B.B. King/Bobby Blue Bland
– Memphis Blues Festival 1975 2xCD (Klondike)
The full original FM broadcast professionally remastered, with background liners and rare archival photographs.

>Kramer/Bill Frisell
– Brill Building Book Two CD (Tzadik)
Everyone’s favorite guitarist and American Song aficionado Bill Frisell joins forces with producer/arranger Kramer for a brilliant and soulful exploration of the legendary song writing teams that were born and flourished in the legendary Brill Building at 1619 Broadway in New York City. Some of the world’s most important songwriters worked here in the early 1960s, and this collection includes imaginative and creative arrangements of songs by Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond, Doc Pomus, Al Kooper, Carole King and more.

>L.A. Law
– Law & Order CD/LP (Burger)
L.A. Law is the new collaborative project from Gabe Fulvimar of Gap Dream and Bell System and Jessie Jones of Feeding People. Their Burger Records
debut Law & Order is ushered in by killer lead cut "Happy Alteration," which L.A. Record calls, "as ominous as pop gets – the kind of slow-burn synthesizer track they'd play in the cafe from Mad Max."
>Linkin Park
– One More Night Live CD (WB)
This 16-track live album collects performances from Linkin Park's summer 2017 shows in support of their then-new album
One More Light, which were the band's last shows prior to singer Chester Bennington’s July 20th death.
>Lucifer’s Hammer
– Victory Is Mine CD (Shadow Kingdom)
New mini-album from the Chilean heavy metal band. Still well within the realm of classic, post-NWOBHM heavy metal, here Lucifer's Hammer deliver four winding epics that alternately pulse with steely passion and drift like lingering fog. [Vinyl edition due January 12.]

>Majid Jordan
– Space Between CD (WB)
New release from the critically acclaimed Toronto duo. Includes the singles “Body Talk” and “My Imagination” (featuring dvsn).
The Space Between also includes the buzzing hit “One I Want” (featuring Partynextdoor), and “Phrases.” [Vinyl edition due February 16.]
>Nav and Metro Boomin
– Perfect Timing CD (XO)
Nav, named one of Rolling Stone's '10 New Artists You Need To Know,' and Metro Boomin, one of the industry's most famous producers, release their new mixtape,
Perfect Timing. The project includes guest features from: Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Offset, Playboi Carti & Belly.
>N.E.R.D.
– No_One Ever Really Dies CD (Sony)
The new album from N.E.R.D - their first since 2010 - includes the hit single “Lemon” (featuring Rihanna). Other guest artists include Kendrick Lamar, Future, Andre' 3000, M.I.A., Gucci Mane, and Ed Sheeran.

>New Order
– NOMC15 CD/3xLP (Mute)
New live album recorded at Brixton Academy in 2015 following the release of their most recent studio LP
Music Complete. It features a set consisting of tracks from the new album, as well as cuts from their back catalog and songs by Joy Division.
>Penguin Café
– Union Café [Reissue/1993] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Erased Tapes)
A reissue of Penguin Café Orchestra's last studio album (which coincides with the 20th Anniversary of founder Simon Jeffes' passing in 1997). 1993's
Union Café is a sprawling, diverse collection that could be the band’s White Album. [Limited edition colored vinyl pressing also available.]
>Saukrates
– Season 2 CD/LP (The Ils Group/Culvert Music)
New album from the Canadian underground rap veteran.

>Scarface
– Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files CD (BMG Rights Management)
The Houston-based rap legend releases his new 10-track album, a continuation of his 2015 LP,
Deeply Rooted.
>Sir Rosevelt
– Sir Rosevelt CD (Elektra)
Sir Rosevelt - Zac Brown, Niko Moon and Ben Simonetti - create a thoroughly original new sound marrying pop, dance, acoustic instrumentation, and a distinctive Southern sensibility.

>Thor & Friends
- Subversive Nature of Kindness CD/LP (Lm Dupli-Cation)
Sophomore effort from the avant-chamber ensemble formed polymath percussionist Thor Harris. The three primary members of the band are Peggy Ghorbani on marimba, Sarah "Goat" Gautier on marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, organ, voice, Mellotron and piano, and Harris on sundry percussion and wind instruments, including some of his own devising.

>Various Artists
– Bright: The Album CD (Atlantic)
Soundtrack to the Netflix original series featuring original music music from: A$AP Rocky, alt-J, Bastille, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, DRAM, Future, Grey, Kiiara, Lil Uzi Vert, Logic, Machine Gun Kelly, Marshmello, Meek Mill, Migos, Neil Young, Portugal. The Man, Rag'n'Bone Man, Sam Hunt, Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Tom Morello, Ty Dolla $ign, X Ambassadors and YG.

>Various Artists [DVS1]
– Fabric 96 CD (Fabric)
DVS1 provides the 96th installment of the world's leading house and techno mix series from London's renowned Fabric nightclub. Brandishing the animated persona he is known for in the booth, DVS1 intuitively layers, blends, and chops his way through 29 tracks over 80 minutes, drawing on the tangible properties of massive sound systems to convey his expansive vision. Motifs are weaved together with a playful flair, reflecting an artist who not only welcomes his impulses, but possesses the technical skill to convey them.

>Various Artists
- Duomo Sounds Ltd: Nigerian '80s Disco Music CD/2xLP (Livingstone Studio)
Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint that cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the ‘80s. The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most numbers here are stripped-down and raw, really more in a clubbier take on the more famous Nigerian funk of a few years before.

>Various Artists
– Tokyo Nights: Female J Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 CD/2xLP (Cultures Of Soul)
Compiled by Eli Cohen (Alliance Upholstery) and Deano Sounds (Cultures Of Soul),
Tokyo Nights includes tracks by Hitomi Tohyama, Junko Ohashi, Mizuki Koyama, Kaoru Akimoto, Aru Takamura, Mariko Tone, Rie Murakami, RA MU, Kikuchi Momoko and Yumi Seino. Each selection celebrates the unique traits and meticulous production that define the sound. Think sandy beaches and metropolitan skylines; illumination and romance. Embrace the feeling of movement, from a coastal highway stretching towards the horizon or the city sprawling into the future.
>Various Artists
– Soul Jazz Presents: Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 - Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-81 2xCD/3xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
A selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La
Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes
Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others. The music on
Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical
identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the cultural imperialism of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield including Turkey, India, Brazil as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.

>Dinah Washington
– The Divine Miss Dinah Washington 5xCD/5xLP (Verve)
Released last week on vinyl – now available on CD. A collection of Washington’s best-loved albums in sleeves featuring original artwork. Dinah Washington was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s".

>Dale Watson
– Blackjack CD (Red River Entertainment)
20 of Dale Watson's re-recorded greatest hits and one new track.

>John Williams
– Star Wars: The Last Jedi [OST] CD (Walt Disney)
Original soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture composed by John Williams.

>Young RJ
– Blaq Royalty CD (Ne’astra Music Group)
Slum Village affiliate Young RJ drops debut album Pete Rock, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guilty Simpson and more.


This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
– Jazz Is Back In Grand Rapids 2xLP (ORG Music)
This 1956 concert is a historical gem which is finally getting its vinyl debut with this double LP release. Recorded on March 26, 1956, at the Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids, MI, it affords jazz fans a chance to hear what the barnstorming Armstrong's shows were like in heartland America. Armstrong's affable presence is pervasive, but not always center stage, as each member of the All-Stars gets his turn in the course of the revue.

>Azonic
– Prospect Of The Deep Volume One LP (Indivisible Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Azonic is Blind Idiot God founder Andy Hawkins on guitars and Tim Wyskida (Khanate, BIG) on timpani, concert bass drum and gong. It was recorded with Bill Laswell at BC Studio which was selected for its enormous tracking rooms, which are ideal for the high volume, long tone qualities of this music.

>Baroness
– Morningstar 12” (Abraxan Hymns)
Baroness – Try To Disappear 20” (Abraxan Hymns)
The stoner metal band concludes their four-part “Purple” picture disc series.

>The Beatles
– The Christmas Records 7x7” (Capitol)
Never released beyond the fan club until now, The Beatles’ seven holiday messages have been newly pressed on a rainbow of seven-inch colored vinyl singles for
The Christmas Records box set. The limited edition collection presents each vinyl single with its original flexi disc sleeve artwork, accompanied by a 16-page booklet with recording notes and reproductions of the fan club’s National Newsletters.
>The Beatles
– Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Reissue/1967] LP (Capitol)
New vinyl LP pressing of the 2017 remix of The Beatles'
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Produced by Giles Martin, the album's new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes. Available in two editions: 180gm black vinyl and limited edition picture disc featuring a bonus track.
>The Bug
– Bad b/w Get Out The Way 12” (Ninja Tune)
Kevin Martin (The Bug, King Midas Sound) is one of the most consistent and versatile producers in electronic music. This new Bug 12” features his signature hard hitting style including vocal features from frequent collaborator and Roll Deep member Flowdan and Killa P and Irah.

>Bugg
– Bugg LP (Pop Wig)
The Bloomington band takes influence from artists like Pavement, Veruca Salt and the Breeders.

>The Chain Gang Of 1974
– Daydream Forever [2014] LP (SRCvinyl)
Limited edition first-time colored vinyl pressing.Kamtin Mohager is the creative force behind the Los Angeles, California based electro-alt band The Chain Gang of 1974. The group's 2014 album,
Daydream Forever is an intoxicating blend of eleven radio-worthy synth anthems. Mohager's vocals are at their most versatile, trading between cascading falsetto arpeggios, punk rock throat thrashing, and minimal shoe-gaze crooning.
>Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
– Motel Shot 2xLP (Run Out Groove)
Motel Shot is the fourth studio album by Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, released in 1971. The album, their third for Atco/Atlantic) and fifth overall, is a mostly acoustic set. The album's title refers to the impromptu, sometimes late-night, jam sessions pursued by touring musicians when on the road. This digitally remastered and expanded edition includes an LP of bonus tracks.

>Deströyer 666
– Phoenix Rising [Reissue/2000] LP (Season Of Mist)
Deströyer 666 – Cold Steel…For An Iron Age [Reissue/2002] LP (Season Of Mist)
Limited edition colored vinyl reissues of the Australian death/black/thrash metal band’s second and third albums.

>DJ Q-Bert
– Dirt Style 25th Anniversary 2xLP (Thud Rumble)
In celebration of Dirt Style’s 25
th anniversary (battle record label of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz collective), DJ Q-Bert took to the lab to compile what he calls a “master library of all the greatest skratch sounds from 1992-2017”. This double LP is comprised of over 1300 classic and new Dirtstyle sounds. Limited gray and orange vinyl.
>El Búho
– Balance LP (Wonderwheel)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from producer Robin Perkins, aka El Búho.
Balance represents a fascination with the rhythms, traditions and sounds of Latin America and modern electronic music and production. The album contains cumbia, Son Jarocho, Andean instrumentation and Afro-Colombian rhythms.
>Duke Ellington
- The Duke Plays Ellington [Reissue/1954] LP (Capitol)
Trio sessions recorded for the Capitol label in 1953. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.

>Duke Ellington
– Volume 1: 1943 LP (ORG Music)
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra recorded multiple albums worth of material for this World Broadcasting Series between 1943 and 1945. The songs on this compilation include the best of two volumes which were originally released by Circle Records in 1985. All of the material was recorded on November 8 - 9 of 1943. [Limited edition blue and white swirl colored vinyl pressing also available.]

>Enslaved
– Frost [Reissue/1994] LP (Osmose Productions)
Enslaved – Eld [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Osmose Productions)
Enslaved – Blodhemn [Reissue/1998] LP (Osmose Productions)
Enslaved – Mardraum [Reissue/2000] LP (Osmose Productions)
Limited edition colored vinyl reissues. Norway's iconic Enslaved reign supreme as one of the most dependable components in extreme metals indestructible backbone. 1994’s
Frost marked where the band started to incorporate Viking metal influences into their sound while the black metal sections capture Enslaved at their fastest and most violent.
>Fireburn
– Don’t Stop The Youth 12”+MP3 (Closed Casket)
Featuring Israel Joseph I (formerly of Bad Brains), Nick Townsend (currently/formerly of Deadbeat, Knife Fight), Todd Jones (currently/formerly of Nails, Terror), and Todd Youth (currently/formerly of Bloodclot, Warzone, Danzig, Murphy’s Law) Fireburn’s debut EP displays five songs of punk influenced hardcore recorded at NGR Studio in North Hollywood.

>Flying Saucer Attack
– In Searcyh Of Spaces 2xLP (VHF)
First ever reissue and first time on vinyl for this unique Flying Saucer Attack live album, expanded with additional material and a new side four mix from Jim O’Rourke.

>Tennessee Ernie Ford
– Sixteen Tons [Reissue/1960] LP (Capitol)
Ernest Jennings Ford began his career singing country music on the radio later adopting the name “Tennessee Ernie”. “Sixteen Tons” was his biggest hit featured on this album, selling over one million recordings and holding the #1 position on the Billboard Country Music charts for ten weeks.” Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.

>Ace Frehley
– Anomaly Deluxe 2xLP (E1)
Limited blue and white marble double-vinyl pressing of the Kiss frontman’s 2009 solo album.

>Justin Furstenfeld
– Open Book Winter Album LP (Up Down)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the Blue October vocalist. Features acoustic versions of 19 songs from one of Justin Furstenfeld's legendary one man shows.

>Guided By Voices
– Space Gun b/w Kingdom Of Cars 7” (GBV Inc.)
Title track from GBV’s masterful 2018 opus
Space Gun. The new GBV line-up (Pollard/Gillard/March/Bare Jr./Shue) is blazing hot, and recently wowed audiences at Growlers Fest and Coachella. B-side “Kingdom Of Cars”, not available elsewhere, is a rare bird - a Pollard composition, sung by guitarist Doug Gillard.
>Illenium
– Awake 2xLP+MP3 (Seeking Blue)
Denver based electronic musician and producer Illenium releases his sophomore full-length LP. Featuring a variety of uplifting and extroverted pop-crossover electronic songs, Illenium also ventures toward a sweeter and more characteristically introspective side.

>INXS
– Kick [Reissue/1987] 2xLP (Rhino)
Supreme fidelity half-speed mastered 45rpm vinyl edition. “The 30th-anniversary edition of
Kick affirms its status as a jewel of ’80s pop-rock. It’s a showcase of the band’s opulent production, slithery grooves, and the allure of Michael Hutchence’s simplicity.” (Best New Reissue) – Pitchfork
>Freddie Jackson
– Rock Me Tonight [Reissue/1985] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissue of the platinum selling 1985 debut album from the American R&B/soul singer.
Rock Me Tonight yielded four top–10 singles on the US R&B chart, with the first two, "You Are My Lady" and "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)", reaching #1.
>Fumio Itabashi
– Watarase [Reissue/1982] LP (Mule Musiq)
French-born English DJ, record label, owner, and music collector Gilles Peterson once called
Watarase the best jazz record from Japan.
>Khan Jamal
– Drum Dance To The Motherland [Reissue/1973] LP (Eremite)
Definitive vinyl edition of the most legendary private press underground jazz album of the 1970s.

>Basil Kirchin
– Worlds Within Worlds [Reissue/1974] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Basil Kirchin was a pioneering British composer who blurred the lines between musical genres. While his career began in the ‘40s as a professional jazz drummer, in the ‘60s he started to make field-recordings, painstakingly splicing tapes and slowing-down sounds until the source material would be virtually unrecognizable. Originally released on Island Records in 1974,
Worlds Within Worlds juxtaposes Kirchin’s various tape manipulations—amplified insects, animals, engines, glossolalia of children—with traditional musical instruments to form an organic totality that has the overall effect of otherworldly, ambient soundscapes.
>Cody Jinks
– Adobe Sessions [2015] 2xLP (Cody Jinks Music)
First-time on vinyl. "In 2015 a great crop of fresh faces in country and Americana arose on many people's radars," writes Country Perspective. "Hands down one of the best artists to emerge amongst this group was Cody Jinks...[His] 2015 album
Adobe Sessions felt like the awaited breaking out of the next big star in the independent country scene. The album is full of traditional country, plenty of steel guitar and ballads on life and love."
>The Killers
– Sam’s Town [Reissue/2006] LP (Island)
The Killers – Sawdust [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Island)
The Killers – Day & Age [2008] LP (Island)
The Killers – Direct Hits [2013] 2xLP (Island)
Vinyl reissues now available. Very much a 20th century band, The Killers have turned their initial obsession with British alternative pop, indie rock and lo-fi into a huge, stadium-filling sound that manages to retain integrity while appealing to the mainstream.

>Fela Kuti
– Vinyl Box Set 4 – Compiled By Erykah Badu 7xLP (Knitting Factory)
The next installment of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. The inimitable Erykah Badu personally selected the seven albums featured in this fourth box set, which have been remastered from their original vinyl pressings. Includes:
Yellow Fever (1976), No Agreement (1977), JJD (1977), VIP (1979), Coffin For Head Of State (1980), Army Arrangement (1984), and Underground System (1992).
>Lightmen Plus One
– Free As You Wanna Be [Reissue/1970] 2xLP (Now-Again)
Revolutionary, spiritual jazz from the unlikely city of Houston, Texas.
Free As You Wanna Be predates the deep-set, maverick jazz issued by the likes of Tribe and Strata East and is a harbinger of best of the 1970s jazz underground, a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo. This is the first time that Free As You Wanna Be has seen reissue, and it is presented in both the issued stereo and previously unissued mono mixes as a double LP.
>Looming
– Seed LP (No Sleep)
Rising Illinois indie rockers Looming follow-up their 2015 debut
Nailbiter with a new album.
>Louden Swain
– No Time Like The Present LP (3 Car Wreckords/Omnivore)
Louden Swain – Saturday Night Special 2xLP (3 Car Wreckords)
Over the course of nearly two decades, the world-class D.I.Y. rock quartet known as Louden Swain has quietly built a powerful body of recordings, earning a fervent grassroots fan base and an impressive backlog of critical acclaim. Their upbeat energy and irresistible melodic sensibility is on display on their latest album,
No Time Like The Present. The band’s new live album, Saturday Night Special, features 14 tracks culled from their tenure as the house band on CW’s long-running television show, Supernatural, between November 2015 and December 2016.
>Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard
– Siberia LP (Bang)
For the first time on vinyl,
Siberia is an astonishing performance from 1993 where Lydia Lunch and Rowland S. Howard exposed the intensity and most extreme sound as well as their perfect harmony and fraternity. The band includes Jim Sclavunos (from Sonic Youth, The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Harry Howard (from These Immortal Souls).
>Demi Lovato
– Tell Me You Love Me LP (Island)
Sixth studio album by singer Demi Lovato. She joined forces with hitmakers Oak (Alessia Cara, Kehlani), DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Tinashe), Sean Douglas (Dua Lipa, Fifth Harmony) and others.

>Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
- Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly [Reissue/1977] LP (Capitol)
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly is the debut album by Bay Area-based R&B group Maze. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.
>M.E.S.H.
– Hesaitix LP (Pan)
Further departing from both the cinematic abstraction of 2015’s
Piteous Gate and the hectic drums of 2016’s Damaged Merc, Berlin producer M.E.S.H.'s new full-length, Hesaitix, is marked by its hyper-ornamented rhythms and a sense of pensive, moonlit spaces.
>Kan Mikami/John Edwards/Alex Nielson
– Live At Café Oto LP (Otoroku)
Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami is nothing less than an unalloyed force of nature; a skin-shredding blast of frozen wind from the poor, rural north of Japan that he calls home. In the late 1960s, like thousands of other Japanese young people Mikami made his way to Tokyo in search of a life different from that of his parents. Since then he has forcefully carved out a space for himself in the culture as a modernist poet, a raging folk singer, an author, an actor, an engaging TV personality, and one of Japan's most uniquely powerful performers. His set at Café Oto features John Edwards on bass and Alex Nielson on drums.

>Thelonious Monk
– The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection 5x10” (Craft Recordings)
Celebrating Thelonious Monk on the centennial of his birth, this limited-edition, five-disc vinyl box set features all of the 10” LPs which the innovative pianist recorded for Prestige Records, between 1952-‘54. Each album has been faithfully reproduced on 10” vinyl, with the original cover artwork and session notes.

>Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane
– At Carnegie Hall 2xLP (Blue Note)
Taken from the notable Thanksgiving Jazz benefit concert in 1957 (which also featured the likes of Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie), Blue Note reissues this classic Thelonious Monk Quartet recording on double vinyl to commemorate the album’s 60th anniversary. Covering two separate sets from the evening, the recording documents the blossoming relationship between Monk and John Coltrane.

>Nico
– Chelsea Girl [Reissue/1967] LP (Polydor)
Vinyl reissue of the debut solo album and second studio album by Nico. The name of the album is a reference to Andy Warhol's 1966 film Chelsea Girls, in which Nico starred. Many of the songs on the album have instrumental work from The Velvet Underground, whom Nico had previously collaborated with the year before on The Velvet Underground & Nico, as well as songwriting credits from members of the band.

>The Nomads
– Showdown! (1981-1993) 3xLP (Bang)
This record, full of the Swedish rock ‘n’ roll band’s singles and rarities from 1981-1993, was originally released in 1994 as a double-CD, and now finally sees the light of day as remastered deluxe triple-LP edition. Here you'll find their own tracks as well as amazing covers from such a wide range of artists. It even includes the track Jeffrey Lee Pierce (The Gun Club) wrote for The Nomads and material recorded with Johnny Thunders.

>The OCS
– Memory Of A Cut Off Head 2xLP (Castleface)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. OCS, aka Orinoka Crash Suite, is one of the lesser-used musical incarnations fronted by voraciously hard-working Californian John Dwyer. While retaining his love of the fantastical, imaginary and otherworldly, Dwyer's 20
th album Memories Of A Cut Off Head is in stark musical contrast to the frenetic garage-rock output of his usual formation Thee Oh Sees. Working with long-term friend and bandmate Brigid Dawson, he's crafted a surprisingly tranquil and reflective record of strange folk-psychedelia, made stranger still by Dwyer's broad use of instrumentation, ranging from lush string arrangements, through harpsichord and musical saw, to Radiophonic Workshop style synthesis.
>The Offspring
– Ixnay On The Hombre LP (Round Hill Music)
20
th anniversary vinyl reissue of the fourth studio album by punk rock band
>Roy Orbison
- A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra LP (Sony Legacy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Elegant and spirited arrangements of Roy's best original vocal performances with the emotion and world-class musicianship of London's most beloved orchestra.

>Ovlov
– Greatest Hits Vol. II LP (Exploding In Sound)
Slow burning shoegaze songs blend with blistering fuzz punk for a dynamic experience that’s serene, stunning, and crushingly chaotic.

>The Pharcyde
– Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde [25th Anniversary Edition] 2xLP+3x12” (Craft Recordings)
Deluxe vinyl edition includes double-vinyl LP pressing of the original album plus three 12” vinyl singles. Listening to 1992’s
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25 years after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. Every song on the album inverts a hoary hip-hop cliché. With classics like “Oh Sh*t,” “Otha Fish,” “Ya' Mama,” and the now-ubiquitous “Passin' Me By,” Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde remains essential and enduringly unique - a rite of passage for any serious hip-hop fan.
>Prurient
– Rainbow Mirror 6xLP (Hospital Productions)
On
Rainbow Mirror, the latest work from renowned noise-music artist Prurient, fifteen new time-stretching tracks explore the more glacial and meditative side of Dominick Fernow's noise and power electronics with a total running time of almost three-and-a-half hours. Not necessarily the direct follow-up to the Frozen Niagara Falls album, this second conspiracy between the label and the band stands as another singular landmark among the vast repertoire Fernow has amassed. While familiar moments from that recent album can be found within, this ambient noise marathon also conjures the atmosphere of Fernow's old-school noise histrionics, while bringing in introspective new observations. This intense, unforgiving, trance-inducing aura is presented through waves of time-stretching electronics, layered counterpoint feedback, loops, and extended droning pulsating synth passages. [Four-CD edition due December 22.]
>Otis Redding
– The Definitive Studio Album Collection 7xLP (Atlantic)
This seven-LP collection features the original mono mixes for all of the singer’s studio albums. Each replicates the original packaging, from the sleeve artwork down to small details like the original record labels (Volt and Stax) and catalog numbers, all housed together in a side-loading slipcase. Several of these albums are long out-of-print and back on vinyl in mono for the first time in years.

>Roadcase Royale
– First Thing’s First LP (Loud & Proud)
Released in September on CD – now available on vinyl. Fronted by Nancy Wilson, co-founder of Heart, and former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield of New Power Generation, Roadcase Royale has a rich background in rock and R&B.

>Sia
– Everyday Christmas LP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Australian pop singer’s first-ever Christmas album includes 10 original festive songs, including “Santa’s Coming For Us,” “Puppies Are Forever” and “Ho Ho Ho.”

>Maurice Smith
– Can’t Fight The Feeling 7” (ORG Music)
Mississippi born, Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Maurice Smith has a feel for classic soul, and he fed that love through his work with artists like Sy Smith, Tony Toni Tone, Seal and Beyoncé. While Maurice claims artists like Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye as influences, one can hear an awful lot of Curtis Mayfield meets James Brown in his music. And that goes for his brand new single, the hot, horn-filled “Can’t Fight The Feeling.”

>Sólstafir
- Svartir Sandar [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Season Of Mist)
Solstafir have come a long way from an obscure black metal band out of Reykjavik, Iceland to a musically mind-boggling and unique mixture of dark metal, psychedelic passions and an eerily rocking groove – beloved and praised by critics and fans alike. Their 2011 album, Svartir Sandar, has been repressed on blood-red and milky clear mixed colored vinyl.

>Soundtrack
– Crazy Heart [OST/2009] 2xLP (New West)
A 180gm first-time vinyl edition of the 2009 Academy Award, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning soundtrack. Features the Academy Award winner for Best Original Song, "The Weary Kind" as well as a list of other hits performed by Buck Owens, Townes Van Zandt, Waylon Jennings, and Lightnin' Hopkins.

>Soundtrack
– Oklahoma! [OST/Reissue/1955] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissue the original soundtrack album of the 1955 film Oklahoma!, an adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical play of the same name.

>Spook The Horses
– People Used To Live Here LP (Pelagic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. An atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling: the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.

>Taylor Swift
– Reputation LP (Big Machine)
Limited double picture disc vinyl LP pressing. “
Reputation builds on the synth-pop of 1989 – ingenious hooks blown out for maximum sonic bombast, with production split between the team of Max Martin and Shellback ("2 Swedes and a Swift") and Jack Antonoff. It is Swift’s most intimate album – a song cycle about how it feels when you stop chasing romance and start letting your life happen. As one of the all-time great pop masterminds, she's trying something new, as she always does. But because she's Taylor Swift, she can't stop being her own turbulent, excessive, exhausting and gloriously extra self. Make no mistake, this girl's love affair with drama is alive and well. The songs explore a timely question: What happens to your identity when you step back and stop defining yourself by how strangers see you? An album full of one-on-one adult love songs Reputation is a daring swerve from a songwriter who's scored so many brilliant hits about pursuing the next romantic high. Taylor might love the players, but nowhere near as much as she loves the game.” – Rolling Stone 
>Tavares
– In The City [Reissue/1975] LP (Capitol)
In The City is the third studio album by American soul/R&B group Tavares, released in 1975 on the Capitol label. The album features the singles "It Only Takes A Minute", which peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart and “The Love I Never Had”. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary.
>Temptations
– Masterpiece [Reissue/1973] LP (Elemental Music)
1973's
Masterpiece was the last Temptations album recorded for Gordy (Motown) Records in Detroit's Hitsville U.S.A. studio before the label moved to Hollywood, CA. Written and produced by Norman Whitfield, the title track reached #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart and "Plastic Man" and "Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)" were Top 40 hits. Mastered by Bernie Grundman, this 180g, black vinyl LP features original album artwork and is the first vinyl reissue of the album in 20 years.
>Chris Thile
– Thanks For Listening LP (Nonesuch)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. New studio recordings of ten songs originally written as Songs Of The Week for
A Prairie Home Companion. Thile manned almost all of the stringed instruments on Thanks For Listening and is joined by guest singers Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno, and Aoife O'Donovan. "Right now, with how easy it is to be the talker on social media, how hard it is to maintain focus or give something enough attention to appreciate it, we're in a place where listening is a precious commodity," says Thile. "Thanks For Listening is a celebration of people who haven't switched off, despite being given every reason to do so."
>Unified Right
- If I Can't Listen To Unified Right In Heaven Then Send Me Straight To Hell LP (Triple B)
Debut LP from the energetic Florida hardcore band. For fans of classic era hardcore like Agnostic Front, Warzone and Straight Ahead.

>Various Artists
- Peruvian Chicha From The Horóscopo Vaults, 1978-1988 LP (Pharaway Sounds)
The first compilation dedicated to groundbreaking Peruvian label Discos Horóscopo. Founded by Juan Campos in 1977, the Discos Horóscopo label was the major outlet for the real Peruvian chicha sound: a surreal and irresistible blend of psychedelic fuzz-tone guitars, infectious echo-drenched vocals, electronic keyboards, and tropical/Andean rhythms.

>Velvet Underground
– 1969 2xLP (Polydor)
This definitive vinyl edition of VU's 'lost' fourth album presents one cohesive collection on two LPs, with many tracks and mixes making their vinyl debut. You'll hear the original 1969 mixes of "Foggy Notion," "I'm Sticking With You," "Andy's Chest," "She's My Best Friend," "I'm Gonna
Move Right In," "Ferryboat Bill," "Ocean," "Rock & Roll," 2014 mixes of "One Of These Days," "Lisa Says," "Ride into the Sun," "Coney Island Steeplechase" and more.

>Kim Wilson
– Blues & Boogie 1 LP (Severn)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Legendary singer and harmonica player Kim Wilson, from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, performs 14 blues classics and two originals on his brand new solo album.

>Nancy Wilson
- How Glad I Am [Reissue/1964] LP (Capitol)
Nancy Wilson’s hit album containing the single in the summer of 1964 ‘(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am’ which received the Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording is now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records ‘75th anniversary.

>Wu-Tang Clan
– Tearz b/w 7th Chamber Part II 7” (Get On Down)
Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man b/w Protect Ya Neck 7” (Get On Down)
Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums of all Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, etc. Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single. Here are the latest two.

Holiday:
>The Beatles
– The Christmas Records 7x7” (Capitol)
Never released beyond the fan club until now, The Beatles’ seven holiday messages have been newly pressed on a rainbow of seven-inch colored vinyl singles for
The Christmas Records box set. The limited edition collection presents each vinyl single with its original flexi disc sleeve artwork, accompanied by a 16-page booklet with recording notes and reproductions of the fan club’s National Newsletters.
>Sia
– Everyday Christmas LP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Australian pop singer’s first-ever Christmas album includes 10 original festive songs, including “Santa’s Coming For Us,” “Puppies Are Forever” and “Ho Ho Ho.”

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