10-05-2019

Midnight Cafés are Changing All The Time

Smokie, Michael Nesmith & the First National Band, Metal Church, Earth, Wind & Fire, Static-X and the soundtrack Notting Hill 

The English rock band Smokie released their second album Changing All The Time in 1975. Hitmakers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman wrote the two first Smokie hits "Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me" and "If You Think You Know How to Love Me", both reaching a top 10 spot in the UK charts. Only half a year after this successful record Smokie released their follow-up Midnight Café. Both records contain bonus tracks and are available as limited editions of 1500 numbered copies on smoke-colored (Changing All The Time) and transparent blue (Midnight Café) vinyl. Changing All The Time contains an edged D-side. Michael Nesmith is best known as a member of the successful American pop and rock band The Monkees. After their break-up, he started performing with the seminal country-rock group the First National Band, and later as a solo artist. His second album Loose Salute is still country dominated, but also offers some of his funky and up-tempo songs. Loose Salute is available as a first pressing of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent coloured vinyl.

Metal Church's self-titled debut album was originally released independently in 1984. Based on the success of the album, the band signed a recording contract with Elektra, who reissued Metal Church in 1985. Some of their most notable songs are the opener "Beyond The Black", their title track, the instrumental "Merciless Onslaught", "Gods Of Wrath" and the Deep Purple cover "Highway Star". Metal Church is available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on silver colored vinyl. I Am, originally released in 1979, features Earth, Wind & Fire's "Boogie Wonderland" (featuring the vocals of The Emotions), which became one of the most popular disco and cross-over hits of that time. I Am is a good testimony to the solid combination of the band's vocal strength and instrumental backup! This title is available as a limited 40th-anniversary edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on flaming (yellow & orange marbled) vinyl. Wisconsin Death Trip is the debut studio album by industrial metal band Static-X, hailing from the Midwest of the United States. "Push It", the first single from the album is one of the band's most recognizable and popular songs. In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Wisconsin Death Trip is available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on flame coloured (orange & yellow mixed) vinyl.

The soundtrack to the Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant movie Notting Hill is a classic formula. It offers everything a romantic movie needs, from Elvis Costello and Al Green to Shania Twain and Bill Withers. Notting Hill is available as a limited pressing of 1500 individually numbered copies on “orange juice” colored vinyl.

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EARTH, WIND & FIRE - I AM

I Am, originally released in 1979, features "Boogie Wonderland" (with vocals of The Emotions). It became one of the most popular Disco and cross-over hits of that time and the hit ballad "After the Love Has Gone" did well too.I Amis a good testimony to the solid combination of the band's vocal strength and instrumental backup!

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeve
  • Includes the hit-singles "Boogie Wonderland", "After the Love Has Gone", "In The Stone" and "Star"
  • Limited 40th anniversary edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on flaming (yellow & orange marbled) coloured vinyl
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METAL CHURCH - METAL CHURCH

Metal Church is the self-titled debut album of the heavy metal band of the same name. The album was originally released independently in 1984. Based on the success of the album, the band was signed to a recording contract by Elektra, who reissued Metal Church in 1985.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl
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STATIC-X - WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP

Wisconsin Death Trip is the debut studio album by Industrial Metal band Static-X, hailing from the Midwest of the United States."Push It" is the first single off the album, one of the band's most recognizable and popular songs, followed by the second single "I'm with Stupid". In August 2001 the RIAA certified the album as Platinum.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Insert
  • 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on flame coloured (orange & yellow mixed) vinyl
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MICHAEL NESMITH & THE FIRST NATIONAL BAND - LOOSE SALUTE

Michael Nesmith is best known as a member of the successful American pop and rock band The Monkees. After their break-up, he started performing with the seminal country-rock group the First National Band, and later as a solo artist. His second album Loose Salute is still country dominated, but also offers some of his funky R&B and up-tempo songs.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Founding member of the American band The Monkees
  • First pressing of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent coloured vinyl
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SMOKIE - MIDNIGHT CAFÉ (EXPANDED EDITION)

Only a half year after their successful release Changing All the Time Smokie released their follow-up record Midnight Café. "Something's Been Making Me Blue" and "I'll Meet You at Midnight" charted in the UK and some other European countries, while the excellent "Wild Wild Angels" only made its entry in the German charts.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • 2 printed innersleeves
  • Liner notes in gatefold
  • 7 bonus tracks, incl. “Living Next Door To Alice”, “Train Song” and “Miss You”
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl

 

At The Movies
OST - NOTTING HILL

Notting Hill is the 1999 romantic comedy classic which was well received by critics and became he highest grossing British film released in that year. It offers everything a romantic soundtrack needs, a mix from oldies and some new songs, from Elvis Costello and Al Green to Shania Twain and Bill Withers. The original music was composed by Trevor Jones.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve with Hugh Grant in spot varnish on front
  • First time on vinyl, inscriptions in mirror
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • 20th anniversary edition of hit movie starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts
  • Includes songs from Ronan Keating, Elvis Costello, Texas, Pulp, Al Green, Shania Twain, Spencer Davis Group, Bill Withers plus 3 bonus tracks not included in the film
  • BAFTA Awards 2000 Audience Award, British Comedy Awards 1999 for Best Comedy Film
  • IMDB score 7,1
  • Brit Awards 2000 for Best Soundtrack
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on “orange juice” colored vinyl
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SMOKIE - CHANGING ALL THE TIME (EXPANDED EDITION)

Smokie, the band which found worldwide success, released their second album Changing All The Time in 1975. The record charted in both Germany (16) as the UK (18) and helped the group in becoming a well-known European band.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • 2 printed innersleeves
  • Liner notes in gatefold
  • 4 bonus tracks, incl. “Tis Me” and “Talking Her 'Round”
  • Smokie etching on D-side
  • Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on smoke-colored (transparent & black swirled) vinyl

10-05-2019