John Norum, Magnum, Ice-T, Focus, Paul Rodgers, Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band, Toots & The Maytals, House of Flying Daggers and Ennio Morricone
It's Friday, and you know what that means. New vinyl releases! Check out this week's list below.
Europe guitarist John Norum's third solo album Another Destination is finally available on vinyl for the very first time. And it gets even better: it's a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl.
The Eleventh Hour is the fourth studio album by English rock band Magnum. Our limited edition vinyl release, pressed on purple vinyl, even includes two bonus tracks.
If you prefer some hard hitting rap, Ice-T is your man. His third album The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say! is released as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on transparent red coloured vinyl.
Focus released their second album Moving Waves in 1971, and it helped the band become one of the most influential Dutch rock bands in history. The album is out now as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on purple vinyl.
Blues rock fans, pay attention: today we release Paul Rodgers' Muddy Water Blues as a limited edition of 2000 copies on translucent yellow vinyl, and we're doing a black vinyl release of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band's Doc At The Radar Station. Don't miss out!
The legendary Toots & The Maytals continuously put out great albums, like Just Like That! This black vinyl release is part of our reggae series with the SELECTED REGGAE CLASSICS sticker on the seal.
And of course this week sees more releases from our At The Movies catalogue. The soundtrack to the 2004 wuxia romance film House of Flying Daggers is released as a limited edition of 2000 numbered copies on green marbled vinyl. And then there's not one, but two Ennio Morricone classics: Cosa avete fatto a Solange? is released as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on flaming coloured vinyl, while L'istruttoria è chiusa, dimentichi is available in the same limited supply on orange marbled vinyl.
Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters is the second solo album by Paul Rodgers, best known as the vocalist of Free and Bad Company. This album features collaborations with many other artists, including Brian May, Buddy Guy, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Richie Sambora, Slash, and Steve Miller. He took these classic blues tunes and arranged them a little more toward rock.
Magnum are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1972. The Eleventh Hour is their fourth studio album. It includes two bonus tracks: “The Word (Alternative Orchestral Version)” and “True Fine Live (Outtake)”.
The legendary reggae artist Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert and his band The Maytals continuously put out great albums. Their classic sound will be familiar with reggae fans. The songs range from stone reggae groove to rocksteady. Sadly Toots passed away in Kingston, Jamaica, on September 11th, 2020 but his legacy lives on through classic records such as Just Like That.
L'istruttoria E'Chiusa Dimentichi (internationally released as The Case Is Closed, Forget It) is a 1971 Italian crime drama film directed by Damiano Damiani. Renowned composer Ennio Morricone created an obscure, yet globally beloved, score to the thriller.
Focus are a progressive rock band hailing from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Formed by Thijs van Leer, Hans Cleuver, Martijn Dresden and Jan Akkerman. The band became one of the most influential Dutch rock bands. Moving Waves, also known as Focus II, is their second full-length record, and includes the group's most successful single “Hocus Pocus”. The album was an international hit upon release in 1971.
Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (in English; What Have You Done to Solange?) is a 1972 Giallo film directed by Massimo Dallamano. The plot follows a series of violent murders occurring at a Catholic girls' school in England where a young student has gone missing. Ennio Morricone's haunting soundtrack is one of his premiere Giallo scores.
Aside from being one of the founding members of legendary rock band Europe, Swedish guitarist John Norum also maintains an impressive career as a solo artist. Another Destination was released in 1995 as his third solo album. The album was received well, with Allmusic giving the record four stars out of five.
House of Flying Daggers is a multiple Satellite, LA Film Critcs & Boston Film Critics award winning 2004 wuxia romance film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro. The soundtrack is produced and created by legendary Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi and features vocals by Zhang Ziyi and Kathleen Battle.
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say!(1989) is the third studio album by infamous rapper Ice-T. The album has an uncharacteristically gritty sound, featuring some of the darkest musical tracks that Ice-T ever released.
Doc at the Radar Station is the eleventh album by American blues rock band Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. Released in 1980, this album resulted in a resurgence of Beefheart's (also known as Don Van Vliet) popularity.