A nice batch of classic titles are welcomed to the Music On Vinyl catalogue!
His 'n' Hers is the fourth studio album by Pulp and was the first to be released on a major label. It was originally released in 1994 and together with its follow-up Different Class it is considered to be one of the highlights of 90's Britpop. The album contains their first top 40 hit on the UK Singles Chart, "Do You Remember The First Time?", a classic example of singer Jarvis Cocker's songwriting skills.
Who's Next is the fifth studio album by The Who, originally released in 1971. The album has its roots in the Lifehouse project, a science fiction rock opera intended as a follow-up to Tommy. The ambitious, complex project did not come to fruition at the time and instead, many of the songs written for the project were compiled onto Who's Next. The album features the singles "Baba O'Riley", "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" making it one of The Who's most critical as well as commercial successful records.
Steve Wilson, frontman of Porcupine Tree and producer of the Opeth album Damnation [MOVLP609] delivered brand new remixes of the classic Emerson, Lake & Palmer albums E.L.P. [MOVLP590, releasedate TBC] and Tarkus. These exclusive Music On Vinyl releases contain the original albums and several alternate mixes and unreleased studio tracks on a second LP. The exploration of the early period of this genre-defining Prog Rock band has never been more fun!
Live On Lansdowne is the second live album of Celtic Punk band, Dropkick Murphys. They made a name for themselves through constant touring and yearly St. Patrick's Day week shows, held in and around their hometown Boston. This album was recorded at the 2009 edition and originally released in 2010. Special guests on the album are The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
With classics such as "If You Want Me To Stay" and "Que Sera Sera", Fresh is one of Sly & The Family Stone's masterpieces. Recorded in 1973 it's steeped in the narcotic haze of political and social protest, but it is also an undeniably funky album. Elastic basslines, foot-stomping beats, eccentricity lurking around every note; Fresh is cool demonstration of why Sly &The Family Stone were one of the most influential bands in 'black' music, and Fresh is one of the best Funk albums of its era.
Nantucket Sleighride is the second album by American rock band Mountain, formed in New York in 1969. Mountain is one of the bands that influenced the development of heavy metal music in the 1970s. This album was originally released in 1971. Following the success of their debut album and appearances at Woodstock and other outdoor festivals Mountain continued their signature style Rock on this album.
The legend of Blue Note lives on in the second volume of the Blue Note Trip-series, lovingly compiled by Holland's most trusted Jazz DJ Maestro. And again he makes a selection based on the principle of 'the night before' and 'the morning after'. On Sunset (MOVLP671) you can rock the dancefloor to tracks by artists such as Hank Mobley, Buscemi, Elza Soares and a magnificent Kiss cover by the Bob Belden Project & Jimi Tunnell.
The legend of Blue Note lives on in the second volume of the Blue Note Trip-series, lovingly compiled by Holland's most trusted Jazz DJ Maestro. And again he makes a selection based on the principle of 'the night before' and 'the morning after'. You can listen to the sweet sounds of Horace Silver, Nancy Wilson, Chico Hamilton and Marlena Shaw on Sunrise (MOVLP672).
Billy Joel proved with his previous album Piano Man [MOVLP521] that he could be a lyrical bard and a commercial hit. He didn't want to compromise or sell out, something he made absolutely clear on the follow up Streetlife Serenade, where in "The Entertainer" he sang 'It was a beautiful song but it ran too long./If you're gonna have a hit, you gotta make it fit./So they cut it down to 3:05.' (His label had cut the running time of "Piano Man" for the single version). And thus started his beef with the entertainment industry. This is the first vinyl re-issue since 1975!