12-10-2018

Fresh From the Can: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Within Temptation, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Paw, Mudhoney, TNT, Mike Westbrook, Unifony, Gare du Nord, Beth Hart and the soundtrack Come Back, Charleston Blue.
Fresh From the Can: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

From the doom and goth metal in their early years to their later symphonic music, Dutch band Within Temptation is widely considered as an important music act. We're releasing their first EPs Enter and The Dance. The Dance is available as a limited edition of 3.000 individually numbered copies on transparent red coloured vinyl. Enter's  first pressing is available as a limited edition of 5.000 individually numbered copies on coloured (transparent green, solid white & black mixed) vinyl. The Soundtrack of Our Lives a.k.a T.S.O.O.L.  breakthrough record Behind The Music was nominated for a Best Alternative Album award at the 2003 Grammy Awards. Their sound is heavily influenced by the music from the great bands of the '60s and '70s. Behind The Music is available as a limited edition of 1.500 individually numbered copies on solid gold coloured vinyl.

The American alternative rock band Paw released their debut studio album Dragline in 1993. It is widely considered among fans and critics as their best album. Another successful '90s artist and one of the originators of the so-called grunge sound is the band Mudhoney. On the album Tomorrow Hit Today their sound leaned more toward the blues and garage rock. The album is available as a limited edition of 1.500 Individually numbered copies on coloured (solid blue, black & solid white) vinyl. The Norwegian heavy metal band TNT released their fifth studio album Realized Fantasies in 1992. The record is available as a limited edition of 1.000 Individually numbered copies on coloured (blue & gold Mixed) vinyl.

Mike Westbrook's 9-movement album Metropolis shows the best of the London jazz scene with it's big-band jazz sounds and funk-rock rhythms. The wonderful arrangements and chord progressions together creating Westbrook's best recordings. It is an absolute classic and a must for any serious jazz listener. Minco Eggersman and Theodoor Borger started collaborating years ago. They invited Norwegian trumpet player Mathias Eick for their first album Unifony. Together, they wander off the beaten track and rediscover purity by experimenting. Fresh From the Can contains an exclusive selection from the "French" period of Gare du Nord, for which the original tracks were specially remastered for vinyl. The release is available as a first pressing of 1.000 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl and includes a printed innersleeve.

Three years after her debut Immortal (1996), Beth Hart released Screamin' For My Supper to great critical acclaim. With her raw and fragile voice she sings some fantastic up-tempo songs and ballads. The re-issue of Screamin' For My Supper is now available as a limited edition of 1.500 Individually numbered copies on coloured (gold & solid red) vinyl. Our last release this week is the music the American jazz, soul and blues artist Donny Hathaway recorded to the movie Come Back, Charleston Blue, supervised by Quincy Jones. Most impressive is the album as a whole, while he is switching between ragtime, Latin American music and jazz. A must have for every '70s jazz and funk enthusiast.
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THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES - BEHIND THE MUSIC
The Swedish rock band The Soundtrack of Our Lives released their third album Behind The Music in 2001. It's the band's breakthrough record and it was nominated for the Best Alternative Album award at the 2003 Grammy Awards.                                   
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Including insert
  • Limited edition of 1.500 Individually numbered copies on solid gold coloured vinyl
MIKE WESTBROOK - MIKE WESTBROOK’S METROPOLIS
The English jazz pianist Mike Westbrook released his album Metropolis in 1971. In the height of the British-jazz's golden age this concept album was recorded over three days in the famous Lansdowne studios.                              
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Hidden gem of British-jazz's golden age
PAW - DRAGLINE
Paw was an American alternative rock band from the United States who released their debut studio album Dragline in 1993. While the album wasn't a commercial success it is widely considered among fans and critics as their best album.                       
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • includes "Jessie", "Gasoline", "Hardpig" a.o.
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WITHIN TEMPTATION - ENTER
Before receiving mainstream airplay with the successful singles "Ice Queen" and "Mother Earth" the symphonic metal band Within Temptation released their debut EP Enter. The EP is rooted within the gothic and doom metal, with harsh grunts from Robert Westerholt and Sharon den Adel's beautiful voice.     
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including 4 page booklet with pictures and lyrics
  • Debut EP available on vinyl for the first time
  • Feat. "Restless", "Candles" and "Deep Within"
  • First pressing of 5.000 individually numbered copies on coloured (Transparent green, solid white & black mixed) vinyl
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TNT - REALIZED FANTASIES
The Norwegian heavy metal band TNT released their fifth studio album Realized Fantasies in 1992. Guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø is the only consistent member and he determines the musical direction of the band.                       
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
  • Limited edition of 1.000 Individually numbered copies on coloured (Transparent Blue & White) vinyl
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BETH HART - SCREAMIN' FOR MY SUPPER
Three years after her debut Immortal (1996), Beth Hart released Screamin' For My Supper to great critical acclaim. Beth produced the album herself with help from longtime collaborator and bass player Tal Herzberg, resulting in a mature, fully formed record.                            
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Including insert
  • Etched D-side
  • Limited edition of 1.500 Individually numbered copies on coloured (Gold & Solid Red) vinyl
EGGERSMAN, MINCO & THEODOOR BORGER & MATHIAS EICK - UNIFONY
Minco Eggersman and Theodoor Borger started collaborating years ago. For this project they're inviting guest musicians to find the pure essence of music with them. They invited Norwegian trumpet player Mathias Eick for their first album UNIFONY.           
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Includes Insert
  • New project by Minco Eggersman & Theodoor Borger
At The Movies
DONNY HATHAWAY - COME BACK CHARLESTON BLUE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)
The American jazz, soul and blues artist Donny Hathaway recorded the music to the movie Come Back, Charleston Blue back in 1972. The film, which was shot in Harlem, is perfectly fine in the hands of Hathaway.                             
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • Music composed and conducted by Donny Hathaway
  • Supervised by Quincy Jones
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MUDHONEY - TOMORROW HIT TODAY
After their successful period in the early days of the grunge Mudhoney spread their wings to the blues and garage rock on their album Tomorrow Hit Today. Referring to the song "When Tomorrow Hits" of their self-titled debut album.               
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
  • Limited edition of 1.500 Individually numbered copies on coloured (Solid blue, black & solid white mixed) vinyl
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GARE DU NORD - FRESH FROM THE CAN
In the period before their breakthrough with Sex 'n' Jazz, three international albums by Gare du Nord appeared to be cherished by the many fans of the first hour. The debut album (in search of) Excellounge with the European hit Pablo's Blues appeared in the slipstream of St Germain's Tourist and became a classic in the genre.           
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Brand new compilation, containing a selection of their best songs and (new) mixes
  • Includes a printed innersleeve
  • Feat. "Pablo's Blues" (with Robert Johnson) & "You're My Medicine" (with Marvin Gaye)
  • First pressing of 1.000 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl

12-10-2018