15-02-2019

The Night Before the Nuclear War

Peter Tosh, Cranes, Pentangle, Hooverphonic, Testament, Spirit and the Notting Hill soundtrack

Pick your favourite title(s) from our wonderful weekly release-update. No Nuclear War is the final album by the Jamaican musician Peter Tosh, known for being one of the core members of the Bob Marley backing band The Wailers. He was murdered during a home invasion only a few days after the release of this record. The album received a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1988. Cranes' first full-length album Wings of Joy was released back in 1991. It's one of those debut releases where you directly feel attracted to the gloomy and haunting atmosphere. The album is available as a first pressing of 1500 individually numbered copies on blue colored vinyl. Basket of Light is the most progressive and complex release by the British folk-rock group Pentangle. The album opener “Light Flight” has become their signature song. If there is a prog-folk masterpiece, then it is definitely Basket Of Light.

The Night Before marks a new period in Hooverphonic's existence. The Belgian band released multiple successful singles, like the title track, which reached number 3 in the Belgian charts, and “Anger Never Dies”, hitting the 5th spot in the Belgian charts. The Night Before is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl. Notting Hill is a 1999 romantic comedy classic , which was well received by critics and became he highest grossing British film released during the year. It offers everything a Romantic movie needs, from Elvis Costello and Al Green to Shania Twain and Bill Withers. The album is available as a limited pressing of 1500 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl. Souls Of Black is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Testament. It can be seen as an influential guitar album, being ranked number nine on Guitar World magazine's top ten list of guitar albums of 1990.

Spirit was a freeform musical oddity that enjoyed huge success in the hippie Sixties and beyond. Their eponymous debut album shows their versatility, proving to be a blueprint for subsequent releases such as The Family That Plays Together and Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus. The Family That Plays Together is an absolute landmark Sixties rock album, on which the group combined jazz, rock and even classical elements. After releasing their first three albums Spirit started working on what is widely considered to be their best LP: Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus. All three release are available as limited editions of 1000 copies on coloured vinyl.

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TESTAMENT - SOULS OF BLACK

Souls Of Black is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Testament. The album was released in 1990. It preceded several changes in style to rather diverse styles of metal, including the traditional heavy metal sound heard in its succeeding album, The Ritual.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
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SPIRIT - SPIRIT

Spirit's eponymous debut album shows their versatility, proving to be a blueprint for subsequent releases such as The Family That Plays Together and Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus. With fuzz guitar leads, sitars, clavinets, intricate string arrangements, blaring horn sections and excellent songwriting, Spirit has it all. The signature sound of the band is the combination of heavy tones, versatile drumming and unusual themes. 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Limited edition of 1.000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl
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SPIRIT - TWELVE DREAMS OF DR.SARDONICUS

After releasing their first three albums Spirit started working on what is widely considered to be their best LP: Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus. It offers some of their most melodic tunes and incredibly tight songwriting. Like The Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus is critically regarded as a landmark of art rock.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Limited edition of 1.000 numbered copies on white vinyl
THE PENTANGLE - BASKET OF LIGHT

Basket of Light is the most progressive and complex release by the British folk-rock group Pentangle. Traditional English folk songs are reinterpreted with a mix of jazz, pop and rock influences. Everything their previous works promised is fulfilled here. The album opener “Light Flight” has become their signature song.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
At The Movies
OST - NOTTING HILL

Notting Hill is the 1999 romantic comedy classic which was well received by critics and became he highest grossing British film released in that year. It offers everything a romantic soundtrack needs, a mix from oldies and some new songs, from Elvis Costello and Al Green to Shania Twain and Bill Withers. The original music was composed by Trevor Jones.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve with Hugh Grant in spot varnish on front
  • First time on vinyl, inscriptions in mirror
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • 20th anniversary edition of hit movie starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts
  • Includes songs from Ronan Keating, Elvis Costello, Texas, Pulp, Al Green, Shania Twain, Spencer Davis Group, Bill Withers plus 3 bonus tracks not included in the film
  • BAFTA Awards 2000 Audience Award, British Comedy Awards 1999 for Best Comedy Film
  • IMDB score 7,1
  • Brit Awards 2000 for Best Soundtrack
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on “orange juice” colored vinyl
PETER TOSH - NO NUCLEAR WAR

No Nuclear War is the final album by the Jamaican musician Peter Tosh, known for being one of the core members of the Bob Marley backing band The Wailers. He combines elements of reggae with roots and the popular dancehall music from that period. It received a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1988.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Remastered audio
  • Printed innersleeve
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CRANES - WINGS OF JOY

Cranes' first full-length album Wings of Joy was released back in 1991. The strange combination between gothic sounds on one side and the dream pop on marked a new decennia of music. It is gloomy, haunting and almost sinister in its atmosphere despite being made up almost entirely of piano and synth melodies.             

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
  • Includes the tracks “Adoration” and “Starblood”
  • First pressing of 1.500 individually numbered copies on blue coloured vinyl
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SPIRIT - THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER

The Family That Plays Together is Spirit's second album released in 1968, on which the group combined Jazz, Rock and even Classical elements. Clever harmonies, a multitude of instruments and intricate vocal arrangements result in an absolute landmark Sixties rock album. For those who have not given this legendary band a chance, it is worthwhile to do so.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Limited edition of 1.000 numbered copies on silver vinyl
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HOOVERPHONIC - THE NIGHT BEFORE

The seventh album, The Night Before, by the Belgian band Hooverphonic marks a new period in their existence. Singer Geike Arnaert is replaced by Noémie Wolfs, the vulnerability of the pureness of her voice can be felt all over the record. The pop rock songs are a little bit more handmade for the mass, but still in a good way.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert
  • the singles “Anger Never Dies” and "Heartbroken"
  • Limited edition of 1.000 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl

15-02-2019