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New Releases 9th September


Albums Friday 9th September



DIMMU BORGIR – Stormblåst
Originally released in 1996, ‘Stormblåst’ (“Stormblown”) is the second album by Dimmu Borgir, following the underground success of their debut ‘For All Tid’ on No Colours Records.  It was the first album to feature Shagrath as main vocalist, though the last with lyrics sung entirely in the band’s native Norwegian, and portrays a much more atmospheric and melancholy tone than their later releases.  Dark, sweeping orchestral pieces vie with extravagant, melodic riffs and harsh, rasping vocals that spit the words with an almost vitriolic intensity, creating a masterpiece of symphonic Black Metal.

ZZ TOP – Live: Greatest Hits From Around The World

After over 45 years together, the Texan trio are finally set to release their first official live album ‘Greatest Hits Live’ on Suretone.  ‘Greatest Hits Live’ picks the greatest moments from ZZ Top’s illustrious back catalogue captured with the phenomenal energy of their renowned live performances.  It covers the breakthrough hit ‘La Grange’ plus three snappy blues-rock classics from the 1973 album ‘Tres Hombres’, through to their huge crossover hits – ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’’, ‘Sharp Dressed Man’, ‘Legs’ – and then to the present day with their recent collaboration with Jeff Beck on the Tennessee Ernie Ford / Merle Travis  ‘Sixteen Tons’.

FAITH NO MORE – King For A Day…Fool For A Lifetime

Last summer, Faith No More treated fans to “Sol Invictus,” the group’s first new studio release in almost 20 years.  This year, the band will revisit two classic albums with Deluxe Editions of “King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime” and “Album of The Year.”  Following its Grammy nominated album “Angel Dust,” Faith No More returned in 1995 with “King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime.”  Recorded at Bearsville Studios near Woodstock, New York, it was the first without longtime guitarist Jim Martin, whose departure had an influence on the direction of the album.

FAITH NO MORE – Album of the Year

This album, from 1997, references the bands musical roots and features darker tones, much like those heard on “Angel Dust.”  This release will be available as a 2CD set that includes the original release accompanied by a second disc filled with rarities related to the album.  These eight bonus tracks include live versions of the album track “Collision” and the Burt Bacharach and Hal David classic, “This Guy’s In Love with You,” plus rare mixes of “Last Cup of Sorrow,” “Pristina” and more.  These bonus tracks also appear on LP2 of the vinyl format.

RAMONES – Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The Ramones (Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy) sounded like nothing else when their self-titled debut came roaring onto the scene in 1976. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Ramones, recently named the “Greatest Punk Album Of All Time” by Rolling Stone, and certainly one of the most important and influential albums of all time.  This 29-minute masterpiece helped launch the punk rock scenes in both America and Britain, and also went on to inspire countless other artists for generations to come.

NEIL YOUNG 140g LP Reissues: Time Fades Away/On The Beach/Tonight’s The Night/Zuma

Four Neil Young titles reissued on 140g vinyl – “Tonight’s The Night” comes in a gatefold sleeve with lyric insert, while “Time Fades Away” and “Zuma” also both contain a lyric insert.




WILCO – Schmilco

Wilco’s Schmilco is a mostly acoustic record, but that doesn’t mean it’s a tame one.  It bears neither the vicious, fuzz-glam guitars of 2015’s Star Wars, nor the dazzling, baroque-ish arrangements that fans have come to expect.  But in their place is a spaciousness and chaos that might feel welcome after twenty-some years of enjoyed but now-familiar Wilco releases. Schmilco is loose, and that’s a good thing.  Schmilco is Grammy-award winning Wilco’s tenth studio album and its follow up to last year’s Star Wars.

NEW ORDER – Singles 2CD/4LP

One of the most celebrated back catalogues in British music history is set to be rediscovered when New Order’s ‘Singles’ compilation is released in remastered and updated form.  ‘Singles’ charts New Order’s finest moments, ranging from their 1981 debut ‘Ceremony’ through to the influential classic ‘Blue Monday’ and other career highlights including ‘Confusion’, ‘True Faith’, ‘Regret’ and ‘Crystal’ plus the chart-topping football anthem ‘World in Motion’.  A decade after its initial release, ‘Singles’ has been refined to become a greatly improved representation of the band’s history.  The renowned Frank Arkwright (The Smiths’ ‘Complete’) at Abbey Road has remastered the collection with all audio sourced from high quality transfers.

Bastille – Wild World

Bastille will release their long-awaited second album ‘Wild World’. It’s been three and a half years since their last album and in that gap, the boys have mastered a whopping deluxe version of their debut ‘Bad Blood’, released a ‘mind-melting’ mixtape and toured the world extensively. Recent months has seen them working on a slate of brand new material and in September we’ll finally get to hear it.

The Beatles – The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl is a new album that captures the joyous exuberance of the band’s three sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. The CD will be packaged in a ‘digisleeve’ and accompanied by a 24 page booklet with new liner notes by David Fricke. While The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl references the long out of print 1977 album, it is an entirely new release, directly sourced from the original three track tapes of the concerts.

The Verve – A Storm In Heaven/A Northern Soul/Urban Hymns

3 popular studio albums by The Verve are being made available again as deluxe formats and on vinyl. A Storm In Heaven, the bands debut album from 1993, gets a thorough overhaul with this 4-disc boxed Super Deluxe Edition. A Northern Soul comes augmented by all of the associated B-sides, two previously unreleased BBC radio sessions and seven unreleased studio tracks, including early versions of ‘The Rolling People’ and ‘Come On’. The package comes in a lift-off-lid box covered in silver mirrorboard as with the original LP release and contains four postcards, a poster and a 36-page book with new interviews and previously unseen photos. The album will also be available on vinyl, along with Urban Hymns.

Teenage Fanclub – Here

One of the UK’s most celebrated bands, Teenage Fanclub, make their their long-awaited return with the release of tenth album, Here, on 9th September. Here is a collection of twelve songs about the only things that truly matter – life and love.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

Skeleton Tree began its journey in late 2014 at Retreat Studios, Brighton, with further sessions at La Frette Studios, France in autumn 2015. The album was mixed at AIR Studios, London in early 2016.
The first opportunity anyone will have to hear any of the songs from the album will be to watch One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly). The film will screen in more than 650 cinemas across the world on 8th September 2016, immediately prior to the release of Skeleton Tree the following day.

Drugdealer – The End Of Comedy

‘The End Of Comedy’ is the debut album by Drugdealer, a new project conceived and conducted by Los Angeles artist Michael Collins (formerly of Run DMT, Salvia Plath), who guides a group of Angelenos – including Ariel Pink and Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood) – through a whimsical world informed by Jean Baudrillard, social media perception, Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western vistas and Collins’s endless travels.

Jack White – Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

XL Recordings present ‘Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016’, a 26 track double CD / double LP featuring alternate versions, mixes and previously unreleased recordings from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and solo material all completely remastered. This is the essential Jack White songwriting collection.





M.I.A. will release a new studio album, AIM, on 9th September the record features collaborations with the likes of Skrillex, Zayn Malik, Diplo and Blaqstarr and is the fifth in a line of critically-acclaimed albums from the London-based artist (following Arular, Kala, /\/\ /\ Y /\ and Matangi). Featuring ‘Borders’, ‘Go Off’ and ‘Bird Song’, AIM is a thrilling kaleidoscope of global sounds at once forward-thinking, fun, provocative and totally unique – much like MIA herself.




Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Soul Fever

Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Nigeria Soul Fever’ is the label’s first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes with introductory sleevenotes by Bill Brewster (author of ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’). Packed with Afro-Funk, disco and boogie all from Nigeria, this album brings together a stunning collection of diverse West African sounds.




Various Artists – The Man Who Fell To Earth

To celebrate Studiocanal’s 40th Anniversary release of Nic Roeg’s cult classic ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’, starring David Bowie, we will be releasing the original soundtrack, available for the very first time, containing seminal pieces from the film by John Phillips and Stomu Yamash’ta. The film itself reached cult status due to Bowie’s outstanding performance, and confirmed the film’s director Nic Roeg, and book’s author Walter Tevis, as champions of their respective fields. The music, highly celebrated but until now unavailable as a body of work, can now finally be acknowledged in its own light.

Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks

Available for the first time in 25 years Death Waltz Recording Company are immensely proud to be reissuing the score to Twin Peaks an era defining TV show and Soundtrack. Freshly re-mastered for this re-release and approved by both director David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti.

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