Toots and the Maytals, The Viceroys, B.J. Ward, Slowdive, The Might Be Giants, Yo-Yo Ma
“Things will be better if we stick together all of our life” - Frederick “Toots” Hibbert
The legendary reggae artist Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert sadly passed away on September 11th, but his legacy lives on! In our Selected Reggae Classics series we proudly present the “Knock Out” album, with backing from his lifetime band The Maytals, featuring songs like “I Know We Can Make It”, “Careless Ethiopians” and more classics. More reggae comes from The Viceroys with their debut album “We Must Unite” which is available as a limited edition of 1000 copies on shiny orange vinyl.
BJ Ward's rare debut album “Vocal Ease” is definitely a hidden gem. Her jazz-rock-soft songs like “The Loner” (written by Neil Young) and “I Just Wasn't Made For These Times” are a pleasure to listen to and set the tone for the rest of the album. This 50th Year Anniversary Edition is available as a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies on silver vinyl, for the first time on coloured vinyl. Slowdive's “Holding Our Breath” is the legendary 1991 EP with the songs "Catch The Breeze", "Golden Hair" and more. This limited edition of 4000 individually numbered copies is pressed on flaming vinyl, and packed in a special deluxe alubrush sleeve. “Flood”, featuring “Birdhouse In Your Soul” and more classic songs, is the third and most succesful studio album by rock duo They Might Be Giants. The album is now available as a limited edition of 2500 individually numbered copies on icy mint coloured vinyl. Yo-Yo Ma's classical cello performance on the complete “J.S. Bach - Unaccompanied Cello Suites” won him a Grammy Award in 1985. The six Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012, are suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach. They are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. The triple album features liner notes and comes in a deluxe tri-fold sleeve.
Flood is the third studio album by Brooklyn-based Alternative Rock duo They Might Be Giants. Originally released in 1990, the album is generally considered to be the band's definitive release, as it is their best-selling and most recognizable album.
The Jamaican musical group The Maytals can be considered as one of the best known and most important ska and rocksteady groups of all time. Frontman Toots Hibbert created an enjoyable piece of crossover reggae by releasing their album Knock Out!
The Viceroys (also known as The Voiceroys, The Interns, The Inturns, The Brothers, and The Hot Tops) are a reggae vocal group founded in 1966. Their first album released as the Viceroys was the Linval Thompson production We Must Unite, released in 1982 by Trojan Records.
B.J. Ward is best known for her work as an actress in tv series and films. Besides her work with the band Inner Dialogue, she recorded one solo album, named Vocal Ease. It is hailed as some sort of long lost holy grail for crate-diggers and now finally pressed on vinyl again.
The six Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012, are suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach. They are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Bach most likely composed them during the period 1717-23, when he served as Kapellmeister in Köthen. The title given on the cover of the Anna Magdalena Bach manuscript was Suites à Violoncello Solo senza Basso (Suites for cello solo without bass).
Holding Our Breath is undoubtedly Slowdive's best EP, featuring some of their best pre-Souvlaki recordings including “Catch The Breeze”, “Shine” and their cover of Syd Barrett's “Golden Hair”.