25-10-2013

Vinyl's alive & kicking!

7 beautiful releases this week: classic albums by The Meters, Bread, John Mellencamp, The Ramones and a coloured first pressing of Temple Of The Dog. New albums by Dutch singer-songwriter Michael Prins and a brand new Rory Gallagher album...with a comic novel included!

RORY GALLAGHER - KICKBACK CITY

Rory Gallagher - Kickback CityThroughout his life Rory Gallagher was a great fan of the crime noir genre and much of his work was inspired by the characters and themes found in the cult detective novels of authors such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.

Examples of Rory's best crime inspired material are central to the Kickback City album, providing the soundtrack to Ian Rankin's newly created novella 'The Lie Factory'. Rory's lyrics and song titles are cleverly woven in to the story.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes 44-page comic book
  • 1 Studio LP: a compilation of Rory Gallagher's film noir influenced songs
  • 1 Bonus LP: Kickback City Live
  • 4 Crime Scene postcards
  • Includes audio book CD "The Lie Factory", narrated by Aidan Quinn

Check out a teaser here.

Rory Gallagher - Kickback City


THE RAMONES - IT'S ALIVE

Ramones - It's AliveClocking in at just under 54 minutes, It's Alive by The Ramones is jam-packed with classic Ramones material, 28 songs in total. The band recorded this set on New Year's Eve in 1977 at the Rainbow Theater in London, in front of an ecstatic crowd.

In 2005, It's Alive was ranked number 279 in Rock Hard magazine's book The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. Check out some live footage here.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve

 

MICHAEL PRINS - RIVERTOWN FAIRYTALES

Michael Prins - Rivertown FairytalesMichael Prins is the winner of the Best Dutch Singer Songwriter TV contest that has been breadcasted in The Netherlands this summer.

His debut album Rivertown Fairytales is released today. Prins wrote 20 new songs, among which a new version of his hit "Close To You". He's touring sold out shows in the Netherlands from October 23rd onward.

Check out his live version of "Close To You" here.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeves
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Download code

 

THE METERS - CABBAGE ALLEY

Meters - Cabbage AlleyHailing from the soggy streets of New Orleans, the Meters essentially invented the second line groove, influencing Funk music like no other artist.

The 4th Meters album marked their departure from Josie Records and was released on the Reprise label in 1972. Cabbage Alley once again proved that The Meters were one of the finest, rawest Funk groups around.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes bonus tracks "Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push And Shove)" Part I & II

 

Still available: The Meters – "People Say" limited 7 inch teaser single [MOV7018]

 

JOHN MELLENCAMP - LONESOME JUBILEE

John Mellencamp - Lonesome JubileeThe follow-up to Scarecrow [MOVLP508], The Lonesome Jubilee (1987) expanded on John Mellencamp's musical and lyrical vision on life in the US heartland. Musically, Mellencamp adds more Country and Folk influences than on its predecessor, including fiddles and accordeons. These rich textures are the basis for Mellencamp's lyrics dealing with America's working class life.

This is a must have album for fans of Steve Earle, CCR, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Gatefold sleeve

 

BREAD - BABY I'M A WANT YOU

Bread - I'm A Want YouBread's 4th album Baby I'm A Want You (1972) was a massive hit, peaking at #3 on the US charts. The heavier material is cleverly alternated with softer numbers such as the title track.

This is the first reissue of this classic Rock album since 1973!

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert

 

Also available: Bread [MOVLP824]

 

TEMPLE OF THE DOG - TEMPLE OF THE DOG

Temple Of The DogTemple Of The Dog was essentially a side project of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell & Matt Cameron, Mother Love Bone's Stone Gossard & Jeff Ament and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Without pressure from a record label, the collaboration resulted in a beautiful album dedicated to the memory of Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood.

Official vinyl releases of Temple Of The Dog have been in short supply. To celebrate its official reissue we're giving it a 2LP treatment for best audio, with an etch on the D-side. First pressing is a limited run on purple vinyl. Get it while they last!

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Etch on D-side
  • First 5000 copies are hand numbered and pressed on purple vinyl

25-10-2013