Hooverphonic, Republica, Status Quo, The First International Sex Opera Band, Supersister, Focus, Golden Earring, Batmobile, Krezip
Happy Record Store Day! Drop 1 of 2021 is here and we couldn't be more excited.
Go visit your local recordstore on Saturday June 12 and check out our exclusive RSD releases, available on Record Store Day as limited editions on coloured vinyl. You can find more info on each of the releases below.
Get your favorite record(s) at a participating store nearby this Saturday.
Dutch rock group Focus - founded in late 1969 - was the first continental European rock group to reach a worldwide audience and to tour extensively in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Japan. This Singles, Deep Cuts & BBC Live double album combines original single versions, some deep cuts from their albums and recordings off their 1973 BBC In Concert performance at the London Paris Theatre.
This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hooverphonic's debut album A New Stereophonic Sound. Music On Vinyl in cooperation with Sony Music and Hooverphonic frontman Alex Callier are releasing 4 Hooverphonic remix EPs. Each EP represents a Hooverphonic album; A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular, Blue Wonder Power Milk, The Magnificent Tree and Presents Jackie Cane. Alex Callier selected the best remixes of their songs for each remix EP. All 4 remix EP's are scheduled for release in 2021 and are cut on 45 RPM and pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. “A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular remixes” is available on Record Store Day.
RSD 2021 release
Republica is the debut studio album by English band Republica. It was released in 1996. Three singles were released from the album: "Bloke", "Ready to Go" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous", with the last two being huge hits. Upon its release, Republica received generally positive reviews from music critics and the album was a commercial success.
Krezip is a Dutch band from Tilburg, formed in 1997 and consisting of Jacqueline Govaert on vocals, Anne Govaert and Annelies Kuijsters on guitar, Joost van Haaren on bass guitar and Thijs Romeijn on drums. The band had several successful albums and singles in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Seventeen & You Are Not Alone are 2 brand new songs. The 7” is pressed on white vinyl and exclusively available on Record Store Day.
Anita by The First International Sex Opera Band is hands-down one of the most curious records ever to emerge from the Dutch psychedelic scene. The group of musicians, based around Sandy Coast members Ron Westerbeek and Onno Bevoort, created this psychedelic space rock nugget during some midnight downtime in a studio in 1969. Both sides contain one continues track, simply called “Anita's First Appearance Part 1 and Part 2”.
This is good early Status Quo material, compiled in the late 1960s when the band was with Pye. Quo-mania was in full effect. Bandmember Alan Lancaster said at the time: "I don't think there's a rock band quite like us in the sense that we put everything into it. That hard work and energy is there in abundance on this album. Try the track “Something's Going On In My Head”, or “Nanana”. No, better still —try all of them.
Supersister was a Dutch progressive rock band and featured Robert Jan Stips (vocals/electric piano), Sacha van Geest (flute), Marco Vrolijk (drums) and Ron van Eck (bass). When Supersister first came out in 1970 they were quickly seen as one of Holland's most creative and unique bands, both amongst their fans and peers. Their original first five albums were inspired by the likes of Soft Machine, Caravan and Frank Zappa. This brand new 2LP compilation, features songs from the original five albums plus the 2019 album. It was compiled especially for Record Store Day by the band's leader Robert Jan Stips. The artwork was also created especially for this RSD release.
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