Chapterhouse, Behind the Dykes 2, Magma, Blue Feather, Vaya Con Dios, Herman van Veen, Naakt Over de Schutting
Happy Record Store Day again! July 17th is RSD Drop 2 of 2021. And again we have some very exciting limited edition releases ready to become part of your vinyl collection.
Go visit your local record store today and you might just find these titles below, all on limited edition black or coloured vinyl of course.
Get your favorite record(s) at a participating store nearby this Saturday.
Chapterhouse was a British shoegaze band of the early 1990s, originally from Reading, England. The Rownderbowt compilation, a highly-coveted 4-LP set features their biggest hits, rare tracks, various B-sides, demos and a remix of “We Are Beautiful” by Spooky. Rownderbowt turns 25 in 2021. This year on Record Store Day on vinyl for the first time as a limited 25th anniversary edition.
RSD 2021 release
Behind The Dykes 2 - More Beat, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1966 - 1971 is the follow-up to the hugely successful first edition that was released on RSD2020. The concept is the same: Much sought after Dutch beat and psych rarities on 2LP colored vinyl, with amazing artwork, track-by-track liner notes and band photos. All songs on volume 2 have been newly transferred and remastered from the original master tapes, some in their original mono versions, including 2 newly unearthed and previously unreleased gems.
Magma is one of the most influential of all French bands. They have left a legacy of music that defies any of the standard and convenient classifications of rock, operating instead in a realm of their own creation. This 10inch release of Simples combines some highly sought after older 7inches.
RSD 2021 release
Dutch soul and funk band Blue Feather was founded by brothers Ed and Ronald Brouwer in 1976. Soon Jan Willem Weeda, Dirk Nusink and Rob Hoelen joined and together they developed a mix of quality 80's funk/disco, a unique sound for a Dutch band. The first single “It's Love” came out in 1980 but it was the 1981 released double a-sided 12-inch with the long versions of “Call Me Up” and “Let's Funk Tonight” that gave the band success. “Call Me Up” is a light playful vocal song while “Let's Funk Tonight” contains a tight funk/disco groove with a long instrumental bass and drum break.
Naakt Over De Schutting (Naked Over The Fence), the 1973 movie was loosely based on a book written by Rinus Ferdinandusse. Described as a “sriller” (sarcastic thriller) this obscure B-movie was directed by Frans Weisz. It features a silly plot, a comic karate fight and a not-so spectacular tram chase all the way to Artis Zoo, Amsterdam. The soundtrack is fantastic, it features 16 tracks in a blend of jazz-funk, easy-listening, soul-jazz and vocal pop-rock. It was composed by Ruud Bos, one of the best Dutch composers for soundtracks. He wrote, arranged and composed stunning tracks for this very sought-after album. Standout tracks “Get It Now”, “Model Session”, and especially “Naked Plus”, with tight drumming, piano-chords & walking bass, are great examples of the sexploitation, jazz-funk and breaks style, and are sampled and used by many hip hop artists.
Vaya Con Dios was a Belgian band led by singer-songwriter Dani Klein. They are known for their mixing of styles including jazz, blues, soul and Latin pop, as well as for Klein's distinctive voice. What's A Woman - The Blue Sides of Vaya Con Dios is the band's second compilation album, and it was named after their 1990 number one single “What's A Woman?”, which is also featured on this album.
RSD 2021 release
Herman van Veen heeft, voorafgaand aan de release van zijn nieuwe album, met zijn band recentelijk vier nummers direct-to-disc opgenomen in de Artone Studio te Haarlem. Deze unieke opnames worden nu uitgebracht als EP, getiteld Herman van Veen - Dat Kun Je Wel Zien Dat Is Hij.