BOB DYLAN – LOVE AND THEFT (2LP) – MOVLP506
Bob Dylan's 'Love & Theft' was a true return to form, his 30th studio album, with the unfortunate release date of September 11, 2001.
His voice is shot, but he sounds warmer, more relaxed, and old
Mr. Grumpy is as good humoured as on
'The Basement Tapes' (MOVLP429). Bob is in a wistful, elegiac, yet playful mood. He has recovered the humanity he lost on 'Time Out Of Mind', and is looking on life with loving eyes. With beautiful printed inner sleeves, this is the first vinyl re-issue since 2001!
SAM COOKE – TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY (1LP) – MOVLP499
'Twistin' the Night Away' was one of Cooke's more successful LP's, only his second ever to chart, and from here on, all of his albums would sell in serious numbers. It remains one of Cooke's most accessible records and the singer is at his most soulful, exciting, and passionate, on the bluesy "Somebody Have Mercy", the romantic lament "Somebody's Gonna Miss Me", the achingly beautiful, yearning "A Whole Lot of Woman", and the soaring "Soothe Me" (with Lou Rawls).
One of the great dance albums of its period, but a brilliant Soul album as well, which is why it still holds up 50 years later.
We are proud to release this record because this is its first vinyl re-issue since 1962!
WEATHER REPORT – SWEETNIGHTER (1LP) – MOVLP515
Weather Report was one of the most influential jazz-fusion groups of its era, and outlasted many of its contemporaries such as Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Despite many personnel changes over its 16-year lifespan, they continued to create groundbreaking music under the guiding light of Joe Zawinul. 'Sweetnighter' from 1973 marked a new, more groove-driven approach to the music, and marks the end of the first phase of Weather Report. Zawinul was exploring the boundaries of funk, leaning more heavily on his Rhodes than ever before, while Shorter created a more concentrated sound.
This is the first vinyl re-issue since 1983.