27-11-2020

Imagine All The Vinyl

Top 2000, Trijntje Oosterhuis & Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw, Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, Modern Talking, Toploader, Amber Run, Billy Talent, Été 85

People in the Netherlands know it's almost Christmas time when the NPO Radio 2 Top 2000 pops up in conversations again. The nation's most popular radio media event traditionally starts on Christmas Day. This year, in collaboration with Universal Music NL, we're releasing 6 double albums containing a selection of the best songs that charted in the Top 2000. Definitely also interesting for international music lovers. This week sees the release of the first 3, with music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Expect to hear work from the likes of Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Queen. All records are pressed on different colours, each in a limited edition of 2000 copies. Sticking to the Christmas theme, we're also releasing Trijntje Oosterhuis & Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw's collaborative effort Wonderful Christmastime. It is available as a limited edition on gold vinyl.

Fellow Dutch act Herman Brood & His Wild Romance also have a new vinyl release coming out. Ciao Monkey is available as a limited edition on gold vinyl. The romance doesn't end there: Ready For Romance by Modern Talking is now available on transparent red vinyl. The package includes an insert and contains gold-spot varnish on the Modern Talking logo on the front cover. And what's more romantic than dancing in the moonlight on Toploader's brand new orange swirled vinyl version of Onka's Big Moka? This wonderful LP is out today as well.

British indie rock outfit Amber Run have reissued their renowned debut album 5am; it is available now on gold & amber swirled vinyl. Meanwhile, Canadian punk rockers Billy Talent release their second eponymous album Billy Talent II as a limited edition on white vinyl, with a booklet, exclusive prints by Henry Fong and a sleeve with a high quality leather feel.

There's also good news for movie junkies: the soundtrack to Été 85 (Summer of 85) is now available as a limited edition on solid orange vinyl. Fun fact: the film was originally called “Eté 84”, but was renamed because otherwise The Cure singer Robert Smith wouldn't grant director François Ozon permission to use “In Between Days”, a The Cure song that was originally released in 1985.

TOPLOADER - ONKA’S BIG MOKA

Onka's Big Moka is the debut studio album by English band Toploader, reaching #4 in the UK Album Chart. The song “Dancing in the Moonlight”, a cover of the King Harvest song, became a worldwide hit. Most of the music is similar to “Dancing” - with a modern, '70s-retro flair, sure to get you in the mood to either sing along or jump up and dance around.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 8-Page booklet with lyrics and pictures
  • Featuring the hit singles “Dancing In The Moonlight”, “Achilles Heel” & “Just Hold On”
  • Multi-platinum album produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers)
  • Black vinyl

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS - TOP 2000 THE 80’S

Top 2000 - The 80's focuses on all the music from he list which saw the light in this fantastic decade. The 1980s saw the emergence of dance music and new wave, but also glam metal, thrash metal, hip-hop, and R&B. This album includes classics by Queen, Simple Minds, The Clash, Run-D.M.C., Level 42, Rush, and Elton John.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • The hits from Dutch Radio 2 Top 2000 list, this 80's edition features songs by Soft Cell, Black, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Simple Minds, The Jam, Clannad & Bono, Level 42, The Human League, RUN-D.M.C. & Aerosmith, UB40 & Chrissie Hynde, Tears For Fears and many more songs
  • Radio 2 Top 2000 series of six double albums covering the musical decades from the 60's till the 10's
AMBER RUN - 5AM

Amber Run is a British indie rock band from Nottingham, who released three albums and four EPs. They recorded their debut album throughout January and February 2014 with Sam Winfield and Brit Award-winning record producer Mike Crossey, who previously produced albums for Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon, Foals, Keane, Jake Bugg and Yungblud.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • 2015 debut album including the singles “I Found”, “5am”, “Spark”, “Just My Soul Responding” and “Noah”
  • 5th anniversary edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on gold & amber swirled vinyl
VARIOUS ARTISTS - TOP 2000 THE 60’S

Top 2000 - The 60's contains the best hits from the century in which the music industry saw its biggest change. It were the years some of the biggest bands in the history of music rose to fame, like The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Who, and Fleetwood Mac. Rock, pop, funk, soul and psychedelia all stand side by side on this release, with artists like James Brown, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Etta James, Elvis Presley, and Dusty Springfield.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • The hits from Dutch Radio 2 Top 2000 list, this 60's edition features songs by Elvis Presley, George Baker Selection, Tom Jones, The Kinks, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, The Moody Blues, Bob Dylan, The Who, Marvin Gaye, Fleetwood Mac, James Brown and many more
  • Radio 2 Top 2000 series of six double albums covering the musical decades from the 60's till the 10's

 

MODERN TALKING - READY FOR ROMANCE (THE 3RD ALBUM)

Ready for Romance is the third studio album by German duo Modern Talking. The album spent five consecutive weeks atop the German chart and also topped the charts in Austria and Switzerland, while reaching the top 10 in Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. The album spawned two successful singles, “Brother Louie” and “Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)”.

 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Sleeve with gold-spot varnish on Modern Talking logo on the front cover
  • Includes insert
  • The third studio album by the German duo Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen
  • Featuring the hit singles “Brother Louie” and “Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love)”
  • Black vinyl
HERMAN BROOD & HIS WILD ROMANCE - CIAO MONKEY

From the day he was born, Herman Brood knew that he was born to rock the world with his fascinating personality and musical abilities. With his band The Wild Romance he brought rock 'n' roll to a higher level and performed with all the energy he possessed. His last official studio album Ciao Monkey is now exclusively available as an expanded edition. It´s the first time this Herman Brood record is pressed on vinyl.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert with pictures, credits and handwritten lyrics by Herman Brood
  • His last official studio album with the Wild Romance, available on vinyl for the first time
  • Remastered by Ivo Severijns
  • 20th anniversary expanded edition incl. two previously unreleased bonus tracks “When I Get Home” ft. Holly Mae & “She Came To Win” ft. Frédérique Spigt
  • 1000 individually numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl
VARIOUS ARTISTS - TOP 2000 THE 70’S

Top 2000 - The 70's is an excellent collection of the best songs from the list coming from this century. Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, Hard Rock, and Disco all carved out their place in the music world in the 1970s. Some of the most famous musicians included on this 2LP are Queen, Blondie, John Lennon, The Clash, Dolly Parton, Toto, and Paul McCartney.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • The hits from Dutch Radio 2 Top 2000 list, this 70's edition features songs by Queen, Lou Reed, Blondie, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Toto, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, The Police, The Clash, J.J. Cale, Earth, Wind & Fire and many more
  • Radio 2 Top 2000 series of six double albums covering the musical decades from the 60's till the 10's
TRIJNTJE OOSTERHUIS & JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF THE CONCERTGEBOUW - WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME

Trijntje Oosterhuis works on this album, also her return to the Blue Note label, together with the Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw. Together they have provided a number of Christmas classics with completely new arrangements.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert with credits and photo's
  • Trijntje's Christmas album with Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw, includes “Wonderful Christmastime” ft. Candy Dulfer on sax, “Someday At Christmas” duet with Jeangu Macrooy ft. Glen Faria, “This Christmas” duet with Steffen Morrison, “Baby's It's Cold Outside” duet with Alain Clark and more classic festive songs
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on gold vinyl
OST -  ÉTÉ 85 (SUMMER OF 85) =MUSIC BY JB DUNCKEL FROM AIR=

Été 85 is the gay summer-of-love story to end them all and boasts a killer soundtrack including The Cure and is scored by non-other than Air's JB Dunckel. The movie is already considered the French answer to the tremendous success movie “Call Me By Your Name”.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Deluxe jacket with leather laminate finish
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • Critically acclaimed 2020 LGBTQ French movie by François Ozon, based on the novel “Dance On My Grave” by Aidan Chambers
  • Shown during 2020 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Score by JB Dunckel from the French band Air
  • Including the songs “In Between Days” by The Cure & “Stars De La Pub” by Movie Music
  • Été 85 is considered the French answer to Call Me By Your Name
  • Includes XL movie poster and insert with pictures from the movie
  • Secret inscriptions in the run-out groove

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