Aretha Franklin, King's X, Interstellar, The End Of The Affair amongst others.
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and would like to wish you all the very best for 2022. We're kicking off the new year with the following vinyl series:
The Original Soundtrack of 'The End Of The Affair' is available as a limited edition of 1000 copies on flaming coloured vinyl.King's X Faith Hope Love is available as a limited edition of 1500 copies on gold coloured vinyl.The Original Soundtrack of 'Interstellar' is available as a limited edition of 15000 copies on crystal clear vinyl.In addition, Hooverphonic 'The Night Before', Corrosion Of Conformity 'Wiseblood', 'Anatomy Of A Murder' by Duke Ellington, Accept 'Russian Roulette', 'Glory Boys' by Secret Affair, Elvis Presley 'Elvis Now' and Lee 'Scratch' Perry 'Jamaican E.T.' are all available on black vinyl.
To round up, we have two more reissues in stores now by the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Her fifth studio album 'Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington' was originally released in 1964, only few months after Washington's passing. This reissue is available as a limited edition of 2000 copies on crystal clear vinyl. Aretha's seventh studio album 'Yeah!!!' was recorded at New York's Columbia Studios and produced by Clyde Otis. It is now available as a limited edition of 2000 copies on purple coloured vinyl. Did you know:
The movie hit of 2014, Interstellar, chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. While the film is directed by acclaimed Christopher Nolan (Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), the epic soundtrack score was composed by Nolan's longtime collaborator, Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer.
The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin released her seventh studio album Yeah!!! in 1965. The album was recorded live at New York's Columbia Studios and produced by Clyde Otis. Yeah!!! features “Misty”, “If I Had a Hammer” and “There Is No Greater Love” amongst others.
Dinah Washington has been cited as “the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s”. The jazz vocalist passed away in December 1963 at the age of 39. Just a few months after, in February 1964, Aretha Franklin released her fifth studio album Unforgettable - A Tribute to Dinah Washington.
The End Of The Affair is a 1999 romantic drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan. The screenplay stars Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore and Stephen Rea. It was based on the 1951 homonymous novel by British author Graham Green. The score was composed and conducted by Michael Nyman, one of Britain's most innovative and celebrated composers who is best known for his efforts for The Piano (1993) and Gattaca (1997). Dominated by the 24 violin players in the Michael Nyman Orchestra, his compositions perfectly reflect the full emotional range of Jordan's film.
The legend Elvis Presley recorded his sixteenth album Elvis Now during different sessions between 1969 and 1971. The single "Until It's Time for You to Go" / "We Can Make The Morning" reached the charts in the US and UK, while "Sylvia" became a hit for Elvis in Brazil.
The mod revival band Secret Affair recorded several promising singles and albums between 1978 and 1982. Their 1979 debut album Glory Boys features hits like “Time For Action” and "Let Your Heart Dance". The UK was in the grip of the mod revival, and Secret Affair brought a very unique style.
Russian Roulette is the seventh studio album by German heavy metal band Accept. The album was originally released in 1986 and the last album to feature Udo Dirkschneider as lead vocalist until his return in 1992. The recordings are darker and heaver in sound than the commercial-sounding predecessor Metal Heart. The band stated that with this album they were going back to their unpolished sound and therefore produced the album themselves.
Wiseblood is one of the most well-known Corrosion of Conformity albums and was released in 1996 as the fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band. The album charted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and peaked at #104. The history of Corrosion of Conformity in modern heavy music is highly significant, not least due to guitarist Pepper Keenan's formation of all-star project Down, along with Pantera's Philip Anselmo and members of Crowbar.
American rock band King's X combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues and British Invasion rock groups. In 1990 they released their third studio album Faith Hope Love, which charted #85 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The featured single “It's Love” peaked on the Billboard Singles Chart at #6.
The seventh album, The Night Before, by the Belgian band Hooverphonic marks a new period in their existence. Singer Geike Arnaert is replaced by Noémie Wolfs, the vulnerability of the pureness of her voice can be felt all over the record. The pop rock songs are a little bit more handmade for the mass, but still in a good way.
The 1959 courtroom crime drama classic Anatomy of a Murder, directed by Otto Preminger, is based on the best-selling homonymous novel written by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker under the pen name Robert Traver. Its score is composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. It won three Grammy Awards - Best Performance by a Dance Band, Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1959, and Best Sound Track Album.
Lee 'Scratch' Perry's return to his most spaced-out work, that marks his 2002 comeback album Jamaican E.T. The extra-terrestrial is back with some groovy reggae which creates a bridge between dub, roots and hip hop. But in the end, it never ventures too far away from the traditional reggae.
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