The Men They Couldn't Hang, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Prince Far I, Willie Nelson and Earth and Fire
Time to spin some new vinyl. Find this week's Music On Vinyl releases below!
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers released Spinning Coin in 1995, almost 40 years after “grandfather of British blues” Mayall began his storied career. We're releasing it again today - as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl, with an insert included.
Fellow countrymen The Men They Couldn't Hang are a well-known band in the UK punk scene, sharing a strong connection with world famous musicians like The Pogues and David Bowie. Their fourth album Silver Town is now available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on flaming coloured vinyl.
Band Of Brothers is the 63rd(!) studio album by country singer songwriter Willie Nelson, and it features mostly newly written compositions by Nelson as well as some covers. Get this 2014 gem now as a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl.
Prince Far I's album Jamaican Heroes is a must have for everyone who is interested in reggae music and Rastafarian culture. It's available as a very limited edition of 750 copies on orange vinyl.
And last but certainly not least: Song Of The Marching Children, by the legendary Dutch progressive rock band Earth and Fire, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on gold vinyl.
The Men They Couldn't Hang are a British folk punk group formed in 1984. The band were well known in the UK punk scene. Silver Town is their fourth studio album. Several singles were released from the album, including “A Place in the Sun” and “Rain Steam & Speed”.
The legendary Dutch progressive rock band Earth And Fire, with foxy singer Jerney Kaagman and studio wizards Chris and Gerard Koerts, rose to fame in the early 1970's with a non-stop string of top 10 singles including “Seasons”, “Memories“ and “Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight“.
Band Of Brothers is the 63rd studio album by country music singer songwriter Willie Nelson. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album was recorded by Nelson in October 2013 and March 2014. Nine of the fourteen tracks of the album consist of newly written compositions by Nelson, the most included in one of his album releases since 1996's Spirit.
Spinning Coin is a worthy successor to the Bluesbreakers' previous album Wake Up Call. The album is peppered with some great work, certainly on a par with Wake Up Call. “Ain't No Brakeman”, “Long Story Short”, “Voodoo Music”, “Fan The Flames” and of course the longest and last track of the album “Remember This” are all very much worth a listen.
Prince Far I was a Jamaican reggae DJ and producer, and a well-known member of the Rastafarian movement. Known for his distinctive voice. On his ninth album Jamaican Heroes, he collaborated with musicians like Roots Radics and The Flying Lizards. The album was mixed by Anthony “Crucial Bunny” Graham at Channel One in Jamaica.