Tougher Than Tough - Trojan Rude Boy Sounds, Right On Time - Trojan Rock Steady, Pugh's Place, Rainman, Armin van Buuren, Modern Talking, Anti-Flag, War Horse and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
It's Friday, but not just any Friday. Today we've got fresh new vinyl releases for you, including two very special new series to introduce you to. Find out more below!
Tougher Than Tough - Trojan Rude Boy Sounds and Right On Time - Trojan Rock Steady are two exclusive releases from Music On Vinyl's Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. They are now available as limited editions of 1000 individually numbered copies on respectively translucent red and translucent green coloured vinyl.
We're also celebrating the release of Behind The Dykes Presents, which comprises rare and internationally sought after Dutch beat, blues and psychedelic albums. Two albums, each celebrating their 50th anniversary, are released on this brand as limited editions of 1000 numbered copies: Pugh's Place - West One on gold vinyl and Rainman's self-titled album on transparent green vinyl.
There's one more Dutch gem coming out this week, but in a completely different genre. Trance legend Armin van Buuren's Embrace is now available in stores as a limited edition of 2500 individually numbered copies on black & white marbled vinyl. It comes with an insert as well as secret inscriptions in the run-out groove.
Synthpop sensation Modern Talking's fifth album Romantic Warriors is released on transparent blue vinyl. This limited edition of 2500 individually numbered could be a perfect belated Valentine's Day gift.
It's a good day for punk fans: Anti-Flag's amazing album For Blood And Empire is getting the coloured vinyl treatment. This 15th anniversary edition of 1500 copies on white marbled vinyl includes an 8-page booklet with lyrics, liner notes and pictures and is available for purchase right now.
This week sees the release of two fantastic soundtrack albums. We've got War Horse, composed by John Williams for Steven Spielberg's 2011 war film of the same name. The 10th anniversary edition of this album is released as a limited edition of 500 numbered copies on silver bullet coloured vinyl. And then there's Yo-Yo Ma's soundtrack to the multi-award winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This soundtrack celebrates its 20th anniversary 20th anniversary by being released as a limited edition of 750 numbered copies on translucent red coloured vinyl.
For Blood and Empire is the fifth studio album by American Punk band Anti-Flag, released in 2006. The albumis boiling over with vehement anti-Bush attacks and confrontational lyrics that overwhelmingly target the war in Iraq.
War Horse is a 2011 American war film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. Its soundtrack was composed by Spielbergs frequent collaborator John Williams, the legendary composer known for his works for films like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws, E.T. and Jurassic Park.
Right On Time - Trojan Rock Steady is the 2nd part of the exclusive Music On Vinyl's Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes.
Embrace is the sixth studio album by Dutch trance DJ and producer Armin van Buuren. The album features hits like “Another You (ft. Mr. Probz)”, “Off The Hook (ft. Hardwell)”, “Looking For Your Name (ft. Gavin DeGraw)” & “Heading Up High (ft. Kensington)”.
Frank Nuyens, alias Rainman, was the guitarist for bands like Circus and a founding member of Q65. His solo debut album from 1971 is a slice of psychedelic folk & rock sounds and features fellow Q65 member Jay Baar, Dick Beekman and Eelco Gelling (Cuby & The Blizzards).
Romantic Warriors is the fifth studio album by German pop duo Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen, better known together as Modern Talking. It continued Modern Talking's reign as one of the most popular synthpop acts of their time.
Tougher Than Tough - Trojan Rude Boy Sounds is an exclusive release from Music On Vinyl's Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the Original Soundtrack album composed by Tan Dun of the 2000 Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning film starring Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang and Chen Chang. The soundtrack was awarded at the Academy Awards, Grammy's and BAFTA Awards. The score was also nominated for a Golden Globe.
Pugh's Place was a Dutch progressive rock band formed in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. They recorded their debut album West One in 1971 and since then it has been a collector's item for fans of the Dutch progressive-rock sound.