It's a week packed with an eclectic mix of releases, starting with the American jazz/soul/folk guitarist Terry Callier, who released his fifth studio album Fire On Ice in 1978. The album contains nine passionate songs. Callier recorded the album with a number of well-known artists, including Minnie Riperton, Cynthia Wright, Eddie Harris and Larry Wade.
We take a step further back in time to the Woodstock festival which was held in 1969. The energetic blues-rock giant Johnny Winter performed 8 covers by blues heroes Chuck Berry, BB King and Bo Diddley. The Woodstock Experience Live package includes an insert with liner notes and is available on vinyl for hte first time.
The new wave of British heavy metal started back in the late 70's. One of the bands who is significant with that sound is the band Saracen. Their debut album Heroes, Saints & Fools is not only an effort to control metal, but also shows their progressive side. The album is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on red vinyl.
During the early days of Belgian rock band Arid, led by Jasper Steverlinck, changed their heavy metal sound to a more pop/rock-based approach on debut album Little Things of Venom. The album was originally released in 1999 and is now available on vinyl for the first time, including bonus track "Soiree". The first pressing of 500 individually numbered copies is available on transparent red vinyl.
The Ghanaian Afrobeat band Osibisa released their sixth studio album Welcome Home in 1975. The African and Caribbean musicians recorded a catchy fusion of jazz, funk, rock, Latin and music from their own continents. The album is available as a first pressing of 750 individually numbered copies on coloured vinyl.
Dutch jazz duo Gare Du Nord released their seventh studio album Rendezvous 8:02 in 2012. It has become a famed record in which urban jazz effortlessly meets with ancient blues while they still keeps on swinging. Just pick one of the 1.000 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl.
Another Dutch classic is the album $uga(r) by rock and roll band Claw Boys Claw, originally released in 1992. The first single from the album, "Rosie", made it to the charts and is still their best known track. The album is available as a limited first pressing of 750 individually numbered copies on white vinyl.
And last but not least from the Dutch lowlands is a limited 40th anniversary edition of Herman Brood & His Wild Romance's Shpritz, available as 750 individually numbered copies on transparent green vinyl.
The soundtrack of the week is the Spielberg classic The Adventures of Tintin with a score by John Williams, available on vinyl for the first time. The 2 LP-set includes printed inner sleeves, 3 post cards and an exclusive litho. The gatefold jacket contains a unique rainbow laminate effect. The limited edition of 2.000 copies is available on transparent blue and gold mixed vinyl.
Shpritsz is the second studio album by the Dutch rock and roll group Herman Brood & His Wild Romance. The Dutch true rock 'n' roll star recorded the album during the most successful period of his career.