13-09-2013

Built to last

3 Rory Gallagher albums, the vinyl premier of Natalie Merchant's Motherland, sixties Rock 'n Soul by the lovely Miss Sandie Shaw, Bob James' first solo masterpiece... These records are built to last a lifetime and beyond!

NATALIE MERCHANT - MOTHERLAND

Natalie Merchant - MotherlandMotherland (2001) was produced by T. Bone Burnett, positioning Merchants songs in one coherent, excellent album.

Her voice has deepened and her lyrics are socially conscious and intelligent, as always. Musically, each song stands on its own and fits seamlessly into the collection of tracks that make up Motherland.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Available on vinyl for the first time!

 

Find out here what the press said about Motherland!

 

SANDIE SHAW - REVIEWING THE SITUATION

Sandie Shaw - Reviewing the SituationSandie Shaw would be forever famous for winning the Euro Vision Song Contest in 1967 with "Puppet On A String".

She ventured into a more seriously groovy direction on Reviewing The Situation (1969), covering songs by contemporary chartbusting artists like The Beatles, Rufus Thomas, Lovin' Spoonful, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold
  • Available on vinyl for the first time since 1969!

 

BOB JAMES - ONE

Bob James - OneFor his first solo album Bob James enlisted a string of experienced Jazz players including Steve Gadd and Idris Muhammad on drums, Grover Washington on sax and Gary King on bass.

This resulted in a lush, experimental Jazz Funk record, produced by Creed Taylor and recorded at the famous Van Gelder Studios. Classic stuff, including the B-Boy anthem "Nautilus".

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve

 

RORY GALLAGHER - STAGE STRUCK

Rory Gallagher - Stage StruckThis album captures Gallagher on a grinding world tour in 1979 and 1980, pumping out blues-rockers with requisite aggression in cities all around the world as San Francisco, Melbourne, Paris and Los Angeles.

The material on this release is from his classic albums Calling Card [MOVLP623], Photo-Finish [MOVLP624] and Top Priority [MOVLP625].

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeve
  • Includes bonus track "Bad Penny"

 

RORY GALLAGHER - DEFENDER

Rory Gallagher - DefenderFive years after Jinx [MOVLP626], seemingly an eternity, Defender was released.

Album opener "Kickback City" could be a song from hairy rockers Bad Company with heavy pounding guitars, but also "Failsafe Day" as well as "Road To Hell" are by-the-book-crunch-rockers.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeve

 

 

RORY GALLAGHER - FRESH EVIDENCE

Rory Gallagher - Fresh EvidenceThe songs on Fresh Evidence show Gallagher's love for blues artists such as Robert Johnson and Son House and for other genres as well (King Of Zydeco is a song about the legendary Clifton Chenier).

The album explores themes of ill health, mortality, and fighting back against overwhelming odds. It shows the toll that Gallagher's health problems were starting to take on him.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeve

13-09-2013