Including Angel Witch, H-Blockx, The Upsetters, Benny Golson, Bear McCreary and Lavinia Meijer amongst others.
It's our last release day until the new year kicks off and we're going out with some great new titles:
Angel Witch' classic debut album Angel Witch features their biggest hit to date “Angel Witch” and is available on “Black Clouds” coloured vinyl. For the first time on vinyl is Get In the Ring by H-Blockx, pressed on red coloured vinyl. Also available are two reggae titles on orange coloured vinyl: Tommy McCook Reggay At Its Best and The Upsetters Scratch The Super Ape.
For fans of jazz, Benny Golson This Is For You, John features none less than Pharoah Sanders and Cedar Walton amongst others and is pressed on green coloured vinyl.
In the category Soundtracks, we present Bear McCreary's God Of War on purple & pink marbled vinyl.
And lastly, three titles from Dutch origin: the 2022 Edison Award winning classical album Are You Still Somewhere? by Lavinia Meijer, which features a collaboration with Iggy Pop, André Hazes Innamorato and Boudewijn De Groot Collected.
The multiple award-winning action-adventure game God of War was first released in 2005, but became such an instant hit, that Santa Monica Studio created seven more versions of the game. The most recent one, released in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, focusses on main character Kratos' journey in the Greek world together with his son Atreus, following a path of vengeance as a result of being tricked into killing his family by Olympian gods. The official soundtrack won a BAFTA Award and is composed by Bear McCreary. It is set up around themes he created around primary characters in the game. Inspired by Viking folk music, McCreary used exotic instrumentation and languages from various Northern European folk traditions. It resulted in a score featuring deep choirs, pounding drums, shrieking brass and features Faroese singer-songwriter Eivør (Pálsdóttir). The American composer Bear McCreary is best known for his work on TV shows like Battlestar Galactica, Outlander, The Walking Dead and won an Emmy Award for the main title of Da Vinci's Demons.
The Jamaican saxophonist Tommy McCook was a founding member of The Skatalites, but also directed The Supersonics and backed many sessions for Bunny Lee or The Revolutionaries. As a producer, McCook also released several album on his own name, including Reggay At It's Best. The album's selection of top Reggae tunes perfectly suit Jamaica's unchallenged top saxophonist and is recorded at Duke Reid's Treasure Isle Studios in Kingston.
This Is For You, John is an album by saxophonist/composer Benny Golson, recorded at Vanguard Studio, New York City in 1983 and released the year after. For the recordings, Golson was accompanied by Pharoah Sanders on tenor sax, Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. The album features tunes associated with, or inspired by the famous American Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, including “Times Past (This Is For You, John)”. “Origin” is an original, composed by Pharoah Sanders.
Onze Boudewijn de Groot exclusieve Collected release bevat al zijn klassiekers, de fan favorieten en de onbekendere pareltjes. Ruim 50 jaar muziekgeschiedenis komt voorbij in deze unieke selectie aan nummers.
The British heavy metal band Angel Witch formed in London, 1976 as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement (also known as the NWOBHM). Their self-titled debut album was originally released in 1980 and features the painting The Fallen Angels Entering Pandemonium by John Martin on the cover. The album features their most successful track to date “Angel Witch”.
Scratch The Super Ape is the 1976 studio album by Lee Perry's studio band The Upsetters. The lineup consisted of Boris Gardener on bass, Mikey Benbow on drums, Earl Smith on guitar, Keith Sterling on keys and the horn quartet Bobby Ellis, Dirty Harry, Herman Marquis, and Vin Gordon.
De Nederlandse volkszanger André Hazes was razend populair met zijn eigentijdse vorm van het levenslied. aast Nederlandstalige nummers, maakte André ook uitstapjes naar het buitenland. In 1986 bracht hij het album Innamorato uit met daarop Italiaanse klassiekers zoals “Piove” en “Volare”.
H-Blockx is a German rock band that received a nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards after the release of their successful debut album Time to Move. Get In The Ring is the fourth album of H-Blockx and contains cover versions of “The Power” featuring rapper Turbo B. Turbo B. also performs the original version with the Eurodance group Snap!
Lavinia Meijer is a pioneering and exciting musician and composer, and one of the most important harpists of her generation. Four years in the making, Are You Still Somewhere? sees Meijer combine original compositions with her long stated dream of interpreting modern composers and musicians for harp. Works by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ólafur Arnalds, and Alexandra Streliski all feature, as do collaborations with Dutch pianist Pieter de Graaf and punk legend Iggy Pop.