Gene Clark, America, Song Education 2, Synthesizer Greatest, Sugar Ray, West Side Story and many more.
It's already December, which might be the last month of 2021, but definitely not the least. We've got many new titles to add to your holiday wish list. If you can't wait until Christmas, you're in luck, because the following titles are now in stores:
America's Hat Trick is available as a limited edition of 1500 copies on orange & black coloured vinyl;
Best Of Synthesizer Greatest is available as a limited edition of 1000 copies on translucent blue coloured vinyl;
Sugar Ray's Lemonade & Brownies is available as a limited edition of 2000 copies on translucent green coloured vinyl;
Dance of the Sun by Eddie Marshall is part of the Timeless Records 45th Anniversary Jazz Series and available as a limited edition of 1000 copies on gold coloured vinyl;
Song Education 2 is available on solid yellow coloured vinyl;
The Best Of 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor is available as a 30th anniversary limited edition of 2000 copies on gold coloured vinyl;
West Side Story by The Original Broadway Cast is available as a limited edition of 1000 copies on pink & purple marbled vinyl.
In addition, Formica Blues by Mono, Sore by Buzzoven, Velvett Fogg by Velvett Fogg are all available on black vinyl.
To get in the Christmas mood, A Very Cool Christmas 3, a compilation album featuring the best rockin' & groovin' Christmas songs, is available as a limited edition of 1500 copies on crystal clear (LP 1) and translucent blue (LP 2) coloured vinyl.
Finally, we'd like to highlight the new title in our Collected series: Gene Clark. The album is available as a limited 3LP edition of 3000 copies. In addition to the regular 2LP, this limited edition includes a third bonus LP which features features “So You Say You Lost Your Baby (Acoustic Demo)”, “I Pity The Poor Immigrant” and alternative versions a.o. When the limited edition is sold out, this title will be made available as a regular 2LP. Some background info about this new compilation album:
Sugar Ray became widely known through their infectious pop single “Fly”, and a consequent lighter musical direction displayed by songs like “Every Morning”, “Someday”, and “When It's Over”. This debut album titled Lemonade and Brownies was originally released in 1995 and showcases Sugar Ray in their most youthful and idealistic phase. It's a competent set of alternative funk and metal, with a few punk anthems to boot.
Synthesizer Greatest was a series of compilations containing digitally synthesized tracks by Dutch composer Ed Starink, released on the ARCADE label. Most tracks were based on originals by well-known artists, but the compilations also included some of Ed Starink's own compositions.
Gene Clark was an American singer-songwriter and responsible for The Byrds' greatest hits, including “I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better”, “She Don't Care About Time”, “Eight Miles High” and “Set You Free This Time”. After making music in several group formations furthermore with The Gosdin Brothers, Doug Dillard, Carla Olson and recording several albums with members of The Byrds over the years, Clark embarked on a solo career that encompassed heavily orchestrated treasures like “No Other” and folk-focused “White Light”. Through it all and in every setting, Clark's clear and true vocals, his poetic turns of phrase, and his skill at weaving melancholy melodies never wavered. His body of work is impressive and, long after his passing in 1991, has remained influential to each new generation of pop artists who followed in his wake.
To honour his legacy and the impressive repertoire he left behind, Music On Vinyl proudly presents the new Collected compilation album in collaboration with Universal Music. Collected is a compilation featuring Gene Clark's greatest songs and is a career-spanning 2LP including tracks by The Byrds and with The Gosdin Brothers, Carla Olson and other collaborations.
Mono was an English trip hop duo that scored a hit in 1996 with their first single “Life In Mono”. Three singles followed before releasing their debut album Formica Blues. The sound of the album is described as to wallow in the sound of television and film theme tunes of the Sixties and Seventies, but both to embellish and underpin it with jazzy breakbeats and Massive Attack synthy atmospheres.
West Side Story is the recording of the 1957 Broadway production of the same-titled musical. All music is composed by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim. The musical premiered in 1957 and was performed 732 times before the cast went on tour. West Side Story was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 1958. In 1961, the film West Side Story was released, which was based on the same-titled musical. The success of the movie (winning multiple Grammy Awards) bolstered the popularity of the musical even more.
A Very Cool Christmas 3 is a compilation album of the very best Christmas songs to get you in the holiday spirit. This album features warm and soulful Christmas tracks from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Anthony, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lowell Fulson. In addition, modern rockin' and groovin' Christmas tunes from The Offspring, Amy Winehouse, The Teskey Brothers and Pearl Jam are also included on this 2LP record.
Music has always played an important role in TV shows. It can create a vibe, tension, a romantic atmosphere or a certain setting in time. With the wide range of shows currently being offered by the growing number of streaming services, their audiences are discovering bands and artists, old and new, more than ever before and keeping all adults, kids and everyone in between alike in rhythm.
Song Education brings together some of the pivotal songs from these series, showcasing great music from the Sixties until the Nineties resurrecting through trending series like Sex Education, Stranger Things and The Queen's Gambit. And how better to re-discover old gems then on a classic vinyl record.
Eddie Marshall's debut album Dance Of The Sun. The album was originally released in 1977 by Timeless Muse, a partnership between Timeless Records and Muse Records. Eddie Marshall was an American jazz drummer who developed his percussion style under the influence of Max Roach and Art Blakey. Dance Of The Sun features Manny Boyd, Bobby Hutcherson, George Cables and James Leary.
Hat Trick is the third studio album by American folk rock band America. It was originally released in 1973 and peaked at #28 on the Billboard album chart. It was the first album on which America employed string arrangements with the help of multi-platinum record producer and musician Jim Ed Norman. Hat Trick features the single “Muskrat Love”, which reached #67 on the Billboard singles chart.
The Dutch eurodance group 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor was founded in 1990 when the two brothers Bobby and Martin Boer started experimenting with music in a small bedroom in their parental apartment on the 4th floor. Together with rapper Da Smooth Baron MC and singer Peggy “The Duchess” they released their first single “Can't Help Myself” that same year, which became in international hit in 1991. After that it was quiet for a while, but in 1993 the brothers were back and delivered several international hits throughout the following years: “Never Alone” with D-Rock (René Philips) and Des'Ray (Desirée Manders), “Dreams” and “Let Me Be Free”.