11-03-2022

Iconic Debut Releases

Including Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Nightcrawlers, Crimson Glory, Magma and Methods of Mayhem amongst others. 

This week's releases are packed with iconic artists that made spectacular first impressions with their debut album.

Metal band Crimson Glory's self-titled debut album is available as a limited edition on silver coloured vinyl. Tommy Lee released Methods of Mayhem's eponymous debut album the same year as he left Mötley Crue. The album features many guest performances including Snoop Dogg, Fred Durst and Lil' Kim, and is in stores now. The shock rock pioneer Screamin' Jay Hawkins is best known for his rock 'n roll cult classic “I Put A Spell On You”, which is featured on his first album At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins and is now in stores on coloured vinyl. From shock rock to EDM with Nightcrawlers' Let's Push It. This debut album features the smash hit “Push The Feeling On (MK Dub Revisited Edit)” and is available on vinyl for the first time on green coloured vinyl. Available on coloured vinyl for the first time is the 1983 self-titled debut album by 220 Volt. This Swedish rock band gained traction already after their first single “Prisoner Of War”. In addition, one of France's most influential bands Magma originally released their third studio album Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh in 1973 and is now available on coloured vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with copper foil finish on the front.

Finally, Rival Schools Pedals, Wipers Follow Blind, Doe Maar Doris Day En Andere Stukken and the soundtracks to The Crown Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 are available on black vinyl.

Below you'll find more detailed information on the aforementioned releases.

NIGHTCRAWLERS - LETS PUSH IT

Nightcrawlers is a Scottish house music project, assembled by producer, DJ and vocalist John Reid. In 1992, John Reid formed the act following his local success as a DJ and vocalist. It was 1995 when he released his debut album, which was titled after its lead single. Two singles of the album reached the UK Top 10: “Push The Feeling On” and “Surrender Your Love”, plus three singles that reached the UK Top 40: “Don't Let The Feeling Go”, “Should I Ever (Fall In Love)” and the lead single “Let's Push It”.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • “The 1995 party album of the year!” - Music Week
  • First time on vinyl
  • Including the dance smash hits “Push The Feeling On (MK Dub Revisited Edit)”, “Surrender Your Love” and “Don't Let The Feeling Go”
  • Featuring the three original album bonus tracks
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on solid green coloured vinyl
220 VOLT - 220 VOLT

220 Volt were formed in 1979 in Östersund, Sweden by guitar players Thomas Drevin and Mats Karlsson, but gained traction after releasing their first single “Prisoner Of War” in 1982. In 1983 their debut album was released, selling over 10.000 copies in Sweden alone.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 1983 debut album by Swedish metal band
  • Hard-to-find collector's item
  • First time on coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on yellow & orange marbled vinyl
SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS - AT HOME WITH SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS

Screamin' Jay Hawkins' most famous “I Put A Spell On You” was supposed to be a blues ballad. But when he and his musicians got drunk in the studio, they churned out one of the most gut-wrenching, utterly visceral songs in the history of pop. But it became a hit, which gave him license to record more of his slightly oddball operatic music, resulting in his first album At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins in 1958.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • The 1958 debut album from the pioneer of shock rock
  • Including his rock 'n roll cult classic “I Put A Spell On You”, which was in later years covered by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nina Simone, Bryan Ferry, Joe Cocker, Nick Cave, Marilyn Manson, Joss Stone, Annie Lennox a.o.
  • First time on coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on solid red coloured vinyl
RIVAL SCHOOLS - PEDALS

Pedals is the second studio album from post-hardcore band Rival Schools, released 10 years after their debut record United by Fate was first released. Where United by Fate was an album often ready to burst at the seams with energy, Pedals shows a more matured and controlled feel, even somewhat experimental at moments with bass tones and frequent use of acoustic guitars and distortion effects.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes an insert
  • Black vinyl
OST - THE CROWN SEASON 4 =MUSIC BY MARTIN PHIPPS=

The Crown is a drama television series, created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix Original. The show tells the biographical story about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Martin Phipps once again composed the haunting minimalistic soundtrack for this Golden Globe Award winning drama series.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • Includes 4-page booklet
  • Soundtrack by Martin Phipps
  • Golden Globe Awards winning Netflix drama series starring Olivia Colman, Emma Corin, Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter & Tobias Menzies a.o.
  • Black vinyl
WIPERS - FOLLOW BLIND

In the late '70s Greg Sage formed his punk rock band Wipers. In 1987 their fifth studio album came out, Follow Blind. It was released on Restless Records and went on to become a cult classic.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Black vinyl
MAGMA - MËKANÏK DËSTRUKTÏẀ KÖMMANDÖH

Magma is one of the most influential bands from France. Their music defies any of the standard and convenient classifications of rock, instead they operate in a realm of their own creation. Their third studio album Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh was originally released in 1973 and showcased in particular the range of singer Klaus Blasquiz and introduced the ground-moving work of bassist Jannick Top.

 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Copper foil finish on the front of the sleeve
  • Limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on coloured vinyl

 

 

OST - THE CROWN THE CROWN SEASON 1 (HANS ZIMMER & RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS)

The Crown is a drama television series, created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix Original. The show is a biographical story about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer & Rupert Gregson-Williams
  • TV series starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby and Eileen Atkins a.o.
  • Black vinyl
METHODS OF MAYHEM =TOMMY LEE & TILO= - METHODS OF MAYHEM

Methods of Mayhem was Tommy Lee's first project after leaving Mötley Crue in 1999. He was joined by rapper Tilo and released their self-titled album that same year. The album features two singles, “Get Naked” and “New Skin”, and is full with guest appearances - Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Snoop Dogg, George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic), Lil' Kim, Mix Master Mike (resident DJ of Beastie Boys), Kid Rock, U-God (Wu-Tang Clan), Scott Kirkland (The Crystal Method) and Filthee Immigrants.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert with song lyrics and illustrations by designer Derek Hess
  • The debut album by Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe) & Tilo
  • Featuring guest performances by Snoop Dogg, Fred Durst, George Clinton, Lil' Kim, Mix Master Mike, Kid Rock, U-God (Wu-Tang Clan), Scott Kirkland, a.o.

 

OST - THE CROWN SEASON 3 =MUSIC BY MARTIN PHIPPS=

There's a new queen in town. The Crown Season 3 will feature an entirely new cast of acclaimed actors taking over the very famous royal roles. The music for season three is composed by Martin Phipps, who has previously composed soundtracks for Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders. This neo-minimalistic score makes use of different tempos, string-based undertones and brass chorus lines.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • Includes 4-page booklet
  • Soundtrack by Martin Phipps
  • Golden Globe Awards winning Netflix drama series starring Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter & Tobias Menzies o.a.
  • Black vinyl
OST - THE CROWN SEASON 2 =MUSIC BY RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS=

The Crown is a drama television series, created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix Original. The show is a biographical story about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • Includes insert
  • Soundtrack by Rupert Gregson-Williams
  • Golden Globe Awards winning Netflix drama series starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby a.o.
  • Black vinyl
DOE MAAR - DORIS DAY EN ANDERE STUKKEN

De reggae groove overheerst op het album Doris Day En Andere Stukken, het derde werk van de Nederlandse band Doe Maar. Nummers als “Doris Day”, “Is Dit Alles” en “Belle Hélène” hebben inmiddels een vaste plek weten te bemachtigen in het Nederlandse muzieklandschap.               

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Met de hits “Doris Day”, “Is Dit Alles”, “Belle Hélène” en meer liedjes
  • Zwart vinyl
CRIMSON GLORY - CRIMSON GLORY

The progressive metal band Crimson Glory formed in Florida in 1982 and consisted of vocalist Midnight, guitarists Jeff Drenning and Ben Jackson, bassist Jeff Lords and drummer Dana Burnell. They played together for four years before recording their debut album Crimson Glory in 1986. Tight harmonies and soaring vocals are featured prominently on this release.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert
  • Features the track “Queen Of The Masquerade”
  • Limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl

11-03-2022