Including Chapterhouse, America, Guano Apes and Willy DeVille amongst others.
It's Friday! And Friday means... That's right! New releases in store:
This week we kick off with the sixth studio album of the American folk trio America, Hideaway. This album is produced by longtime Beatles producer George Martin and is available on white coloured vinyl. Next up is Freefall, the 1990 debut EP by Chapterhouse, featuring the popular track "Falling Down" and three rarities. The EP is available on red & white marbled vinyl. Also available is Miracle, the first solo album by Willy DeVille, frontman of Mink DeVille. The album is produced by Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits).
Let's get bluesy with one of the oldest active blues bands from The Netherlands, The Bintangs. Today we release their first two albums Blues On The Ceiling, on gold coloured vinyl, and Travelling In The U.S.A., on white coloured vinyl.Not long after the compilation album Planet Of The Apes was released, Guano Apes released Rareapes. This second compilation album features lesser known gems, Guano Apes rarities and several remixes of their hits like "Open Your Eyes" and "Big In Japan". Rareapes is available on vinyl for the first time as a limited edition of 1000 copies on silver & black marbled coloured vinyl.
We finish with two classic artists, Aretha Franklin and Meat Loaf. Aretha's tribute to Dinah Washington Unforgettable and Meat Loaf's fifth studio album Blind Before I Stop are now available in your favourite record store on black vinyl.
Freefall was their 1990 debut EP and includes the popular track “Falling Down”, which was also included in their debut full-length album Whirlpool. The other three tracks, “Need (Somebody)”, “Inside Of Me” and “Sixteen Years”, were never included on their albums on vinyl and only appeared on this EP.
Willy Deville was an American vocalist and became known as frontman of Mink DeVille, a rock band that was founded around 1974 in New York and performed as the house band at the famous music club CBGB. In 1987 he released his debut solo album Miracle, which was produced by Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler, who also co-wrote the song “Spanish Jack” with DeVille. Dire Straits keyboardist Guy Fletcher, like Knopfler, played on all songs. Two highly regarded session musicians, guitarist Chet Atkins and drummer Jeff Porcaro, also played on the album.
Dinah Washington has been cited as “the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s”. The jazz vocalist passed away in December 1963 at the age of 39. Just a few months after, in February 1964, Aretha Franklin released her fifth studio album Unforgettable - A Tribute to Dinah Washington.
The album Travelling in the U.S.A., the follow up to Blues On The Ceiling, saw the Bintangs continue their sound. The album includes the three singles "Ridin' On The L&N", "Travelling In The U.S.A" and "He Didn't Wanna Go Home", which all achieved success in the Dutch Single Top 100.
In 1969 the Bintangs released Blues On The Ceiling, their first full-length album. The album featured 11 cover songs of classic blues tracks, including Muddy Waters “Louisiana (Blues)”, Howlin' Wolf “Smokestack Lightning”, Willie Dixon “Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy” and Little Walter “Blues With A Feeling”.
American folk rock trio America released their sixth studio album Hideaway in 1976. The album was produced by longtime Beatles producer George Martin, who also provided piano on the tracks “She's Beside You” and “Hideaway Part II”.
German alt-rock band Guano Apes was founded in 1994. Its band members include vocalist Sandra Nasić, guitarist Henning Rümenapp, bassist Stefan Ude and drummer Dennis Poschwatta. Guano Apes' sound is a fusion of metal, pop and rap. Their first single, the 1997 “Open Your Eyes”, became a hit already, after which several others have followed. In 2004, the compilation Planet Of The Apes came out, which included their biggest hits. Not long after, Rareapes was released, another compilation album but featuring lesser known gems and Guano Apes rarities.
It was the 1986 album Blind Before I Stop on which Meat Loaf fully embraced the Eighties sound. The album included four singles - “Rock 'n Roll Mercenaries” (with John Parr), “Blind Before I Stop”, “Getting Away With Murder” and “Special Girl”.
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