Pillows & Prayers - Various. 3 CD + DVD Set. Pillows & Prayers": an all-embracing collection of records that are achingly hip, lovably gauche, and bizarrely enduring. This extended 4-disc box set - 25th Anniversary special edition - (‘81-’84 25th Anniversary 3CD / 1dvd Box Set)offers a fantastic snapshot of the surge of creativity that surrounded Cherry Red at the start of the 80s and features early recordings from many pioneering and distinguished artists, including Everything But The Girl, Eyeless In Gaza, the Monochrome Set, Ben Watt, Tracey Thorn, Felt and many others… The Legendary compilation album that attained one whole year in the UK Indie charts, with 19 weeks at No.1!
(Label: Cherry Red, Cat.No: CRCDBOX3)
Totally Wired & Illicit Grooves - The Birth Of A Scene 1987 - 1990 - Various Artists. CD. This CD looks through the Acid Jazz label’s early singles, classic old cuts that filled dancefloors, and essential album tracks. This is the original sound of Acid Jazz as defined by Gilles Peterson and Edward Piller. Its aim is to sum up one of the most vibrant club scenes of the late 80s -the one true alternative to the march of house music. · As well as early singles by Galliano, the Brand New Heavies and A Man Called Adam, it also features the CD debut for the genre's rarest track: "Like A Gun" by King Truman, a pseudonym for The Style Council. Only 300 copies wre produced of this rare single before it was pulled by Weller's record label of the time. Fourteen tracks in total.
(Label: BGP, Cat.No: CDBGPD 189)
Mother Of All Morris - Various. CD. The most recent album to present a musical picture of the evolving English Morris Dance tradition. Producers Ashley Hutchings and Simon Care have called in a fine list of acts to contribute, a fine mix of young and old who bring their experience and outstanding musicianship to the project. Featuring tracks by: Eliza Carthy, Show of Hands, John Kirkpatrik, Jim Causley, Jim Moray Chris Leslie and Ric Sanders (Fairport Convention), Ken Nicol (Steeleye Span) and many more.
(Label: Talking Elephant, Cat.No: TECD118)
Cult - Born Into This. CD. Eighth studio album by the legendary alternative rock band. Produced by Youth, the album sees the band returning to their rock roots while embracing several modern sonic elements in many of the songs. Groove-laden guitar riffs, searing leads, giant choruses, soaring vocals and a whole load of attitude
(Label: ROADRUNNER / ADA / CINRAM, Cat.No: RR79712)
Cult - Born Into This (Limited Edition Digi Pack). Dble CD. Eighth studio album by the legendary alternative rock band. Produced by Youth, the album sees the band returning to their rock roots while embracing several modern sonic elements in many of the songs. Groove-laden guitar riffs, searing leads, giant choruses, soaring vocals and a whole load of attitude. Limited edition digi pack release features a five track bonus CD and a sticker.
(Label: ROADRUNNER / ADA / CINRAM, Cat.No: RR79715)
Rocket From The Crypt - The Name Of The Band Is Rocket From The Crypt. CD. A compilation of tracks spanning the short career of San Diego RnR band Rocket From The Crypt’s releases from the American record label Sympathy for the record industry. Thirteen tracks in total, including: "Masculine Intuition", "Come On", "A Plus in Arson Class" and "Ratsize."
(Label: Castle, Cat.No: CMQCD1561)
Watch The Ride: Tom Findley - Various. CD. Fifteen track DJ mix set by Tom Findlay of Groove Armada and Sugardaddy. Featuring the best up and coming and established DJtalent the UK, Europe and the rest of the World, these tracks Focus on Hip-hop, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, House and Techno. Includes tracks by Lindstrom, Greenskeepers, Andy Caldwell, Nick Holder, Sugardaddy, The Aliens and many more. Striking triple gatefold artwork.
(Label: Harmless, Cat.No: HURTCD072)
Watch The Ride: Zinc - Various. CD. Since 1995 Zinc has dominated the Drum & Bass scene, his production genius has seen him DJ all over the World and his influence is felt all of the genre. Here he picks the twenty five tracks of current and up-front and very exclusive dance floor numbers. Striking triple gatefold artwork. Includes tracks by Makoto, High Contrast, Logistics, Total Science, Upbeats, Silver and many more.
(Label: Harmless, Cat.No: HURTCD073)
Thai Pop Spectacular: 1960s-1980s - Various. CD. This superb collection features modern Thai music styles combining with elements of surf, rock, funk, disco and comedy, revealing the use of clever instrumentation, brilliant vocals, great arrangements, twisted breaks, and resourceful production techniques. Discover the Queen of Luk Thung, the 1960s "Shadow Music" sound, classic tracks from Thai films, blazing examples of Bangkok disco from the 1970s, legendary Thai comedy pop and much more.
(Label: Sublime Frequencies, Cat.No: SF032CD)
Tom Middleton Presents Crazy Covers 2 - Various. Dble CD. DJ extraordinaire Tom Middleton's quest for the ultimate collection of quirky cover versions began after he was offered a warm up set by permanently teary eyed indie popsters Snow Patrol. Playing only covers sent the crowd into a frothy mouthed frenzy and Middleton's journey began: to create the best covers compilation known to man. Already onto it's second volume, this series looks set to take off. Split over two discs subtitled Party and Beautiful (you can hopefully guess why), this aims to have a greater diversity than it's predecessor. Highlights include "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Ella Fitzgerald, "Unfinished Symphony" by Tina Turner, Ian Brown's version of "Thriller", Hayseed Dixie's version of "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" and Paul Anka's version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
(Label: , Cat.No: 5301446)
Cavern - The Most Famous Club In The World - Various. 3-CD Set. 50 extraordinary years, 50 fantastic artists, 50 amazing tracks from The Cavern - to this day The Cavern in Liverpool remains 'The Most Famous Club In The World'. From its birth in 1957 as a jazz club inspired by the Parisienne clubs on the West Bank, to its heyday as the spiritual home of The Beatles, to its rocky path through the 70's and 80's encountering closure and re-opening, to its resurgence as the essential venue for new and up and coming bands to play in Liverpool, The Cavern holds a special place in the hearts of music lovers the world over. The unrivalled status of the club is matched by the unrivalled list of bands that have played the club - included on the fantastic 3CD collection! For the first time on one album, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones are together and they are joined by other notable rock royalty in Queen, The Who, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, Rod Stewart and many more. Artists that defined The Cavern at its peak such as The Kinks, The Animals, The Hollies, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Hermans Hermits, and The Yardbirds are all included in the set. Bringing The Cavern right up to date, and highlighting how important the venue remains, are tracks by Arctic Monkeys (a previously unheard live version of 'The View From The Afternoon)' Travis, KT Tunstall, The Coral and Embrace.
(Label: EMI, Cat.No: 397 3372)
Bearded Ladies - Various. CD. 15 homegrown selections of forlorn and freakish female songsmithery from the previous four decades. This collection of globe-trotting decade spanning, femme-folk that's laden with finger picked meandering melodies, ethereal harmonies and wistful psychedelic leanings is a must. Features tracks by Selda, Susan Christie, Wendy & Bonnie, Bonnie Dobson, Brigitte Fontaine and many more.
(Label: Bird, Cat.No: 4EGGSCD)
Bearded Ladies - Various. LP. 15 homegrown selections of forlorn and freakish female songsmithery from the previous four decades. This collection of globe-trotting decade spanning, femme-folk that's laden with finger picked meandering melodies, ethereal harmonies and wistful psychedelic leanings is a must. Features tracks by Selda, Susan Christie, Wendy & Bonnie, Bonnie Dobson, Brigitte Fontaine and many more.
(Label: Bird, Cat.No: 4EGGSLP)
Psychedelica Volume:1 - Various. Dble CD. EXCLUSIVE and RARE tracks from Electric Prunes (Last Night At the Rendezvous), Silver Apples,(Purple Egg) The Hiss, The High Dials, Floorian, Lovetones, Pioneer 4, The Telescopes, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Fuzztones, Snowdonnas, Stevenson Ranch Davidians, The Electric Mainline, Snowdonnas, The Black Angels and many, many more.
(Label: Northern Star, Cat.No: NS01)