Including Elvis Costello, Ghostface Killah, Eastern Rebellion, The Outfield and Golden Earring amongst others.
This week's list of releases include several iconic, unique albums that are, in our opinion, indispensable from the ultimate vinyl collection. Whether you're into rock, soundtracks, reggae, hip hop or jazz, we have something for everyone:
Elvis Costello Spike is available as a limited edition of 2500 copies on light green coloured vinyl.The fourth studio album by Static-X is available on vinyl for the first time as a limited edition of 1500 copies on translucent blue, solid white & black marbled vinyl.We celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ghostface Killah's Ironman with a limited edition of 4000 copies on translucent blue (LP1) and translucent red (LP2) coloured vinyl.The first release (1976) on the jazz label Timeless Records, the self-titled album by Eastern Rebellion is available as a limited edition of 1000 copies on silver coloured vinyl and is part of the Timeless Records 45th Anniversary Jazz Series.We Are The Others by Delain is available as a limited edition of 666 copies on crystal clear vinyl.Golden Earring Moontan includes their biggest hit to date “Radar Love” and is available as an expanded and remastered edition of 5000 copies on crystal clear vinyl.The legendary debut album Play Deep by The Outfield, which includes “Say It Isn't So”, is available as a limited edition of 1500 copies on translucent blue coloured vinyl.
Finally, Chuck E. Weiss Extremely Cool, John Williams Music From The Star Wars Saga, Krokus Hoodoo, Lee Perry Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread, The Church Afternoon Fix and The Virgins eponymous album are in stores on black vinyl.
In 2005 the Californian heavy metal band Static-X released their fourth studio album, titled Start A War. The album delivers guttural guitars, unrelenting roars and refreshing live drumming. Several tracks of the album were featured in video games, such as WWE SmackDown! Vs. Raw 2006, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
Originally released in 1973, Moontan is the album that gained Golden Earring an enormous amount of international popularity, primarily on the strength of the hit single and enduring radio favourite “Radar Love”. To this day, their ninth album Moontan is their most successful album internationally - being the only Golden Earring album to be certified Gold by the RIAA - and paved the way for these Dutch rockers in the US. “Radar Love” reached #13 on the Billboard Single Charts and has been covered over 500 times ever since, including by U2, R.E.M. and Def Leppard.
Play Deep is the debut studio album by the English rock band The Outfield, originally released in 1985. Play Deep received widespread popularity with the success of their debut single, “Say It Isn't So” and the follow-up single, “Your Love”, which reached the top 10 in several countries and even #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Ironman is the debut solo album by Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah, released in 1996. Produced by Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA, the album's music and lyrics draw prominently on Blaxploitation films and soul samples. Many music critics have praised the album for Ghostface Killah's imaginative lyricism and RZA's production style, with some revering it as one of the greatest Wu-Tang solo albums of all time.
Music From The Star Wars Saga - The Essential Collection is an orchestral music compilation including tracks from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace until Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi. All songs are re-recorded by Robert Ziegler, alongside the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and members of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir. These includes the iconic Main Title composition, Duel Of The Fates, Yoda's Theme and The Imperial March.
Spike is the twelfth studio album by Elvis Costello, which appeared after a two-year layoff. For this album he worked together with greats such as Paul McCartney, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. This collaboration resulted in an album chock-full of variety; soul, Broadway, rockabilly, pop. Its lead single and most notable hit “Veronica” peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and even #1 on the US Modern Rock charts.
Hoodoo is the sixteenth studio album by Swiss hardrock/heavy metal band Krokus. The album was successful across Europe, charting in Switzerland, Germany Greece and France.
Dutch symphonic metal band Delain released their third studio album We Are the Others in 2012 to positive reviews from music critics. The album spawned two single releases: “Get The Devil Out of Me” and the title track, for which the band shot a music video that included many well-known people from the metal scene, including George Oosthoek, Sharon den Adel, Robert Westerholt and Rob van der Loo.
Gold Afternoon Fix is the sixth album by the Australian alternative rock band The Church, originally released in April 1990. The single “Metropolis” reached the top of the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Eastern Rebellion released in 1976 is a classic set which features four jazz giants: Billy Higgins on drums, Sam Jones on bass, George Coleman on the tenor saxophone and led by Cedar Walton on the piano. This record features Walton's most famous composition “Bolivia”, Coleman's “5/4 Thing” and Jones' boppish “Bittersweet”.
Chuck E. Weiss is an American singer-songwriter known for mixing blues, beat poetry and rock and roll. Extremely Cool is his first full-length album, released In 1999. It features a collaboration with Tony Gilkyson and Tom Waits, who co-produced the album.
Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread is a studio album by Jamaican reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry, released in 1978. Although Perry had been in the Jamaican music business for a long time by 1978, this album, produced by himself at his Black Ark Studio, was the first album he released that only included songs sung by himself.
American indie rock band The Virgins released their self-titled debut full-length album in 2008 through Atlantic Records. A couple of songs were taken from their previously released EP, The Virgins '07, including breakthrough hit “Rich Girls”. A lot of songs from this album were used in prominent tv shows, films and commercials.
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