30-08-2019

Battle Of The Imperfect Harmonies

Joe Cocker, Moloko, Serj Tankian, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, The Pioneers, and Desmond Dekker 

After Joe Cocker released his twenty-second, and eventually final, album Fire It Up he went on to perform the title track and many of his famous songs live during the European tour. His first live recording in 20 years contains the timeless magic of hits like "With a Little Help of my Friends", "You Can Leave Your Hat On", "Unchain My Heart", "Up Where We Belong" and "You Are So Beautiful". This title is available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on “flaming” (red & orange mixed) vinyl, and the package contains a 4-page booklet. The English-Irish electronica/dance duo Moloko released their first album Do You Like My Tight Sweater? in 1995. It's one of their most experimental records before they moved on to a more mainstream approach. Róisin Murphy is carrying the album with her versatile vocals, both in range and style, while Mark Brydon created the breakbeats, sound effects, and groovy disco lines. The release is available as a limited edition of 3000 numbered copies on turquoise vinyl. Serj Tankian's second solo record Imperfect Harmonies is a beautiful blend of rock and orchestral music, together with influences from jazz and electronica. Imperfect Harmonies is available as a limited edition of 2500 individually numbered copies on silver marbled (USA) and gold marbled (EU) coloured vinyl.

The million-selling self-titled duet album by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway was the breakthrough record for Flack. Donny already enjoyed some commercial success, but their hit singles "You've Got a Friend" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" put Roberta on the radar too. The sensitive and emotional masterpiece can be seen as one of the best duet albums of all time. One trio that not only succeeded but blossomed following the onset of reggae, are The Pioneers. Their third album Battle Of The Giants is a little bit softer compared to their previous records, and it even features a soul ballad. The album is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl. Desmond Dekker recorded some of his best-known songs together with his backing group the Aces. The Leslie Kong produced Double Dekker was first issued in 1973 and consists of the best material Desmond recorded during his early years, including songs like “Israelites” and “007 (Shanty Town)”. This release is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl.

MOLOKO - DO YOU LIKE MY TIGHT SWEATER?

The English-Irish electronica/dance duo Moloko released their first album Do You Like My Tight Sweater? in 1995. It's one of their most experimental records, before moving on to a more mainstream approach. Róisin Murphy is carrying the album with her versatile vocals, both in range and style, while Mark Brydon created the breakbeats, sound effects, and groovy disco lines.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Moloko's debut album
  • First release of the Music On Vinyl Moloko series
ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY - ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY

The million-selling self-titled duet album by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway was the breakthrough record for Flack. Donny already enjoyed some commercial success, but their hit singles "You've Got a Friend" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" put Roberta on the radar.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold Sleeve
THE PIONEERS - BATTLE OF THE GIANTS

One trio that not only succeeded but blossomed following the onset of reggae, is The Pioneers, who in 1969 became one of the first Jamaican acts to achieve international success with their UK hit, “Long Shot Kick The Bucket”. Their third album Battle Of The Giants is a little bit softer compared to their previous records, and it even features a soul ballad.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl
JOE COCKER - FIRE IT UP (LIVE)

After Joe Cocker released his twenty-second, and eventually final, album Fire It Up he went on to perform the title track and many of his famous songs live during the European tour. His first live recording in 20 years contains the timeless magic of hits like "With a Little Help of my Friends", "You Can Leave Your Hat On", "Unchain My Heart", "Up Where We Belong" and "You Are So Beautiful".

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 3-fold gatefold sleeve
  • 4-page booklet
  • Recorded live at the Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, April 2013
  • Featuring "Up Where We Belong", "Summer In The City", "N'oubliez Jamais", "With A Little Help From My Friends", "You Are So Beautiful", "Unchain My Heart", "When The Night Comes", "Come Together" & "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
DESMOND DEKKER - DOUBLE DEKKER

Desmond Dekker recorded some of his best known songs together with his backing group the Aces. Their track “Israelites” from 1968 became one of the earliest international reggae hits. Dekker's other hits include “007 (Shanty Town)”, “It Mek” and “You Can Get It”, which are all featured on the 1973 compilation album Double Dekker.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes “007 Shanty Town”, “Israelites”, “You Can Get It” and many more songs
  • Black vinyl
SERJ TANKIAN - IMPERFECT HARMONIES

During their hiatus, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian released several records as a solo musician. His second studio album Imperfect Harmonies was released in 2010 through Reprise Records and his own label Serjical Strike. Tankian on the sound of his album: “I have been calling the music 'electro-orchestral-jazz-rock' because it has all of those aspects in prominence within the songs”.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes 8-page booklet
  • Second studio album by System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian
  • Includes the singles “Left Of Center” and “Reconstructive Demonstrations”
  • Black vinyl

30-08-2019