Alter Bridge, Magnum, Ministry, Corrosion of Conformity, The Wannadies, Etta James, Terry Riley, Edson Fredrico, Ian Brown , Status Quo and the soundtracks How To Train Your Dragon and Valley of the Boom
The American rock/metal band Alter Bridge released their third album AB III in 2009, a new venture in which they combined progressive metal and hard rock. The title is available as a limited edition of 3500 individually numbered copies on gold coloured vinyl and packed in a special “leather look“ gatefold sleeve. Magnum's Chase The Dragon is a cult classic, which reached the Top 20 in the UK charts. It was their breakthrough album and is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on coloured (solid white & solid red mixed) vinyl and contains no less than 3 bonus tracks!. Originally released in 1986, Ministry's second album Twitch stepped away from the pop-oriented form of their debut album With Sympathy and moved toward a darker, more aggressive sound. This release is available as a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies on orange vinyl. Corrosion of Conformity 5th full length release Wiseblood is available as a limited edition of 1000 copies on silver & black swirled vinyl. After an absence of three years the Swedish rockers The Wannadies returned with their album Yeah in 2009. Available on vinyl for the first time as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on pink vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet.
Love's Been Rough on Me is a 1997 album by the Matriarch of R&B, Etta James. Her versatility and powerful voice bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. This title is available on vinyl for the first time. Keyboard virtuoso Terry Riley started experimenting with different instruments in the '50s. One of his electronic music landmarks is his third album A Rainbow in Curved Air. The 50th anniversary limited edition is available as 750 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl. Edson Frederico E A Transa is one of the only albums ever released by Edson Frederico. This mid-70s Brazilian gem is widely considered a true cult-classic and features the breakbeat classic “Bobeira”. E A Transa is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl. After The Stone Roses disbanded in 1996, frontman Ian Brown started recording music under his own name. In 1998 he released his debut solo album Unfinished Monkey Business, a great low-fi album with a lot of funky rhythms. The 2LP Collected compilation is an era spanning selection of Status Quo and includes the hits + 4 original mono recordings by The Spectres and Traffic Jam. Status Quo Collected is available as a limited pressing of 2000 individually numbered copies on white vinyl.
This week, we have two fantastic soundtracks, released on our sublabel At The Movies. The Hidden World is the third and final installment in the successful How To Train Your Dragon series. The score is written & composed by Academy Award-nominated composer John Powell and available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on dragon-green colored vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet + exclusive postcard. Valley of the Boom explores the dot-com era during Silicon Valley's unprecedented tech boom of the 1990's. The soundtrack is composed by 'Stanger Things' producers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein and is available as a limited edition of 500 numbered copies on blue vinyl. The package contains a free download-coupon with the complete album + 5 bonus tracks and an insert with pics and credits.
In 1968 the first hit record of Status Quo "Pictures of Matchstick Men" was released and the debut album soon followed. The subsequent years Status Quo, or simply Quo, enjoyed a multitude of hits; "Mean Girl", "Down Down", "Rockin' All Over The World", "The Wanderer", "In The Army Now", "Roll Over Lay Down (Live)", all climbed the charts in different countries.
Magnum emerged from the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement to a band where hard rock is mixed with prog influences. Their third album Chase The Dragon is a cult classic, which reached the Top 20 in the UK charts.
Swedish rockers The Wannadies returned in 1999 after an absence of three years with their album Yeah. It expanded the band's sound by leaning towards electronica music and including some groovy melodies in their sound. The energy they've gathered the last couple of years before this release proved to be more than enough to make another great record.
Wiseblood is one of the most well-known Corrosion of Conformity albums. Their 5th full length release, peaked at #104 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart in the US in 1996. The history of Corrosion of Conformity in modern heavy music is highly significant, not least due to Pepper Keenan's formation of Down along with Pantera's Philip Anselmo, leaders of the New Orleans NOLA scene.
Sweet and breezy, light and jazzy, with plenty of warm touches - and one of the only albums ever releases by Edson Fredrico. Edson Frederico E A Transa features Frederico working with arrangements by Luiz Eca and Durval Ferreira, done with light percussion touches, plenty of keyboards, and some of the warm fusion phrasing of the mid 70s Brazilian scene.
Before Ministry created their influential breakthrough album, The Land of Rape and Honey, there was Twitch. Originally released in 1986, their second album Twitch stepped away from the Pop-oriented form of their debut album With Sympathy and moved toward a darker, more aggressive sound in the form of the EBM genre.
Valley of the Boom explores the dot-com era during Silicon Valley's unprecedented tech boom of the 1990s. The soundtrack features selections of the show's original music composed by Emmy Award winners Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Stranger Things, Native Son). They are both known for being part of the electronic band Survive.
After The Stone Roses disbanded in 1996, frontman Ian Brown started recording music under his own name. In 1998 he released his debut solo album Unfinished Monkey Business.
The Hidden World is the third and final installment in the successful How To Train Your Dragon series. The score features the film's original written by the Academy Award-nominated composer John Powell, who has previously scored the first two installments in the How to Train Your Dragon series.