Including Terry Callier, Chet Baker, Heatwave, Beth Hart, The Cramps & Bow Wow Wow amongst others.
This week we're happy to expand our catalog with several firsts: the brand-new compilation album Reggae Collected; Central Heating (Expanded Edition) by Heatwave, which is available as a 2LP-set for the first time; the first reissue of Terry Callier's Timepeace since its original release in 1998.
Also new at MOV are Cool Cat by “the prince of cool” Chet Baker, and the compilation album I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow featuring their biggest hit “I Want Candy”.
Available as a reissue on coloured vinyl is Beth Hart Screamin' For My Supper, Colosseum Those Who Are About To Die Salute You, and The Cramps Flamejob.
Standard black pressings of the following titles have arrived at the stores today: Beck, Bogert & Appice Beck, Bogert & Appice, Boingo Boingo, and three titles by Warrant Dog Eat Dog, Cherry Pie, and Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich.
After the success of their debut album Too Hot To Handle, the funk/disco band Heatwave followed up with Central Heating in 1977. The album was produced by Barry Blue and was the final performance of Rod Temperton as an official member of Heatwave, who later wrote several hit singles for Michael Jackson. Central Heating features the tracks “The Groove Line”, “Mind Blowing Decisions” and “The Star Of A Story”, which remain popular tracks to this day. The latter was also sampled by A Tribe Called Quest amongst others.
The rock supergroup Beck, Bogert & Appice was formed in 1972 by Jeff Beck, evolving from the Jeff Beck Group. They only released one studio album, Beck, Bogert & Appice, which came out in 1973 and features a mix of (hard) rock, blues and funk and contains Beck's version of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". It was produced by Don Nix, who is one of the more obscure figures in Southern soul and rock and has worked with Freddie King and Furry Lewis amongst others
The American new wave band Oingo Boingo was formed by Danny Elfman in 1979 and were known for their experimental music, which can be described as a mix of rock, ska, pop and world music. The band's body of work spanned 17 years, with various genre- and line-up changes.
I Want Candy is a compilation album by Bow Wow Wow featuring their biggest hit "I Want Candy". The album consists of all four tracks from their EP The Last of the Mohicans, four tracks from their debut album See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!
Three years after her debut Immortal (1996), Beth Hart released Screamin' For My Supper to great critical acclaim. . Beth produced the album herself with help from longtime collaborator and bass player Tal Herzberg, resulting in a mature, fully formed record.
Those Who Are About to Die Salute You(1969) is the debut album by progressive Jazz rockers Colosseum. It is one of the pioneering albums of jazz fusion. The title is a translation of the Latin phrase 'morituri te salutant' that according to popular belief gladiators addressed to the emperor before the beginning of a gladiatorial match.
The American glam metal band Warrant came into the national spotlight with their double Platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. It featured several hit singles, including “Heaven”, which reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album contained three more singles, “Down Boys”, “Big Talk” and “Sometimes She Cries”.
American glam metal band Warrant released their third studio album Dog Eat Dog in 1992. The album spawned four singles, “Machine Gun”, “The Bitter Pill”, “The Hole In My Wall” and “Inside Out”. The album explored a darker world than their previous material.
Reggae Collected is compiled from the broad world of Jamaican artists, groups and its diaspora. This brand new compilation contains early reggae by Jimmy Cliff, classics from Third World, Peter Tosh, Toots & The Maytals, Steel Pulse, Black Uhuru, lovers-rock from Dennis Brown, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Gregory Isaacs, Yellowman and the #1 hit from Althea & Donna “Uptown Top Ranking” which was championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. Reggae Collected is part of the Collected compilation series, which is a collaboration between Universal Music and Music On Vinyl.
Chet Baker was an American jazz trumpeter, actor and vocalist and a major innovator in cool jazz, leading him to be nicknamed “the Prince of Cool”. The 1989 album Cool Cat contains six tracks, split into 3 instrumentals; "Swift Swifting ", "'Round Midnight", "Caravelle" and the 3 vocal tunes "For All We Know", "Blue Moon" and "My Foolish Heart". For the recordings of Cool Cat, Chet is accompanied by pianist Harold Danko, bassist Jon Burr and drummer Ben Riley.
American glam metal band Warrant released their second studio album Cherry Pie in 1990, which became their best-known and highest-selling release. It peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200 and featured two hit singles, “Cherry Pie” and “I Saw Red”.
Timepeace was recorded in 1998 after a 15 year long career break and won the United Nations's Time For Peace award for outstanding artistic achievement contributing to world peace. The album features “People Get Ready/Brotherly Love” composed by Curtis Mayfield, the title song “Timepeace” featuring Pharoah Sanders on tenor-saxophone and 7 more tracks.
The garage punk band The Cramps returned in 1994 with their sixth studio album Flamejob. Wild vocals from Lux Interior and the creepy guitar work from Poison Ivy marks one of their most energetic performances in quite a long time. The whole album centers on sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Most of the tracks clocking just beneath the 3 minutes and the album contains multiple covers.