Including Kim Wilde, Mudhoney, Us3, Magma and Karma To Burn amongst others.
This week, in addition to the big new releases, we also have a big announcement to share with you. Be the very first to read all about it here. But first, the titles that are in stores now:
Come Out And Play by pop icon Kim Wilde is available on vinyl for the first time as a limited edition on gold coloured vinyl, and features Nik Kershaw and Glenn Gregory. The jazz/hip hop collective Us3 sampled a series of Blue Note classics for their debut album Hand On The Torch, which includes the major hit “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”. Another jazz album is Billy Higgins his second album The Soldier, which is available on translucent green coloured vinyl and is part of the Timeless Records 45th Anniversary Jazz Series. Going from jazz on to a bit heavier music with the stoner rock combo Karma To Burn and their self-titled debut album on crystal clear & black marbled vinyl. Also available is Piece Of Cake by grunge band Mudhoney, which includes songs like “Acetone” and “Suck You Dry”. And last, Magma's Köhntarkösz honors the great John Coltrane and is available on yellow & red marbled vinyl.
Available on black vinyl are Annihilator Never, Neverland, Life, Sex & Death The Silent Majority, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Vol. 3 - A Child's Guide To Good And Evil, and also the compilation albums Sixties, Seventies and Eighties Collected.
Kim Wilde's 11th studio album, Come Out And Play, was originally released in 2010. Wilde's pop rock efforts on the album resulted in multiple chart successes, with both the album and the featured track “Lights Down Low” reaching the Top 40 in Germany.
American jazz drummer Billy Higgins recorded his second album The Soldier in 1979. Featured on this album are Monty Waters on alto saxophone, Cedar Walton on the piano, Walter Brooker on bass and vocalist Roberta Davis. The track “Peace” features guest performer Horace Silver and on “Sonny Moon For Two”, Higgins is accompanied by Sonny Rollins.
Magma released their fifth studio album Köhntarkösz in 1974, which set them off in a completely new musical direction. The band used a more restrained approach, which resulted in every hit seeming to weight twenty tons by contrast. The result is a mysterious atmosphere which holds the listener in awe. For this recording, and in particular the track “Coltrane Sundia”, the band used John Coltrane as the main inspiration, creating a vibrant tribute.
The stoner rock combo Karma To Burn, also known as K2B, are noted for their uncompromising, mostly instrumental sound. Their riff-driven, heavily grooving instrumental songs blend almost the entire history of rock music, with the example of the featured cover of Joy Division's “Twenty Four Hours”.
Piece Of Cake is the third studio album by the grunge band Mudhoney. It was their major label debut, being the first album to be released on Reprise Records. Songs like “No End In Sight” and “Suck You Dry” made it clear these guys were a punk band at heart. Several songs of the album, including “Suck You Dry”, “Blinding Sun” and “Acetone” are still consistently featured in Mudhoney's live setlist.
The British jazz/hip hop fusion collective Us3 founded in 1992 in London and its notable members included producers Mel Simpson and Geoff Wilkinson. The group scored a major hit in 1994 with “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”, a track that displayed the group's fondness for sampling classic recordings from the Blue Note label (in this case, Herbie Hancock's “Cantaloupe Island'). The track was included on their debut album Hand On The Torch.