Hooverphonic, Flamin' Groovies, Toxik, Marc Moulin, Laura Jansen and 300: Rise of an Empire
This week we have another great set of vinyl albums ready to become part of your record collection.
Let's start with two amazing releases from Belgium. It's Hooverphonic with their 1996 debut album A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular, coming out on limited edition transparent blue vinyl. Only 1500 copies are made, and the package includes an insert with our Hooverphonic catalogue. And then we have Placebo Years, a compilation of songs made by composer Marc Moulin during his time in the jazz-rock group Placebo. The album is released as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on turquoise coloured vinyl.
Need something to rock out to? No worries, we've got you covered. Today is the release date for Jumpin' in the Night by American rock band Flamin' Groovies. Their sixth album is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent green coloured vinyl, and contains an insert. If you prefer something a bit heavier, we can recommend World Circus by the American thrash metal band Toxik. Get this progressive thrash metal classic as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on light green coloured vinyl. This record also comes with an insert!
Also available today: Dutch singer Laura Jansen's new album We Saw A Light. This impressive body of work, which is released on black vinyl, discusses the singer's experiences working at a refugee camp on Lesbos, Greece.
There's one addition to our At The Movies catalogue this week. It's the soundtrack to the 2014 epic action film 300: Rise of an Empire. Composed by Dutch DJ Junkie XL, the score is now available on vinyl for the first time. It's a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on translucent red vinyl and contains an insert.
Toxik is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1985 Peekskill, New York. They released two studio albums before breaking up in 1992, and reforming in 2013. Their first album, World Circus, was released in 1987 through Roadrunner Records. It was one of the first albums to introduce progressive thrash metal, and ended up on College Music Journal's “Best New Metal Album of the Year” list.
When A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular with singer Liesje Sardonius was originally released in 1996, the album was a critical and commercial success. The hit single “2Wicky” has appeared in numerous movies, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Stealing Beauty and The Interview and during an episode of CSI, giving the band a lot of international exposure.
Met het imposante We Saw A Light maakt Laura Jansen zeven jaar na haar album Elba haar rentree in de muziekwereld. De tien nummers op het door Ed Harcourt geproduceerde We Saw A Light voelen dan ook als een emotionele achtbaan, waarin de luisteraars worden meegevoerd van de vluchtelingenkampen op Lesbos tot de desolate straten van een winters Berlijn.
American rock band The Flamin' Groovies were established in 1965, and are still active today: that marks an impressive career spanning over six decades. Jumpin' In The Night is their sixth studio album, released in 1979. Although it initially didn't fare well commercially and eventually led to a change in personnel, the album was a critical success and still is received well among music critics and fans.
300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American epic action film written and produced by Zack Snyder and directed by Noam Murro. Its score was created by Dutch DJ and composer Junkie XL. The score to 300: Rise of an Empire was performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony, led by Nick-Glennie Smith. The vocals were provided by Hilda Örvarsdóttir and MC Rai. Junkie XL himself added the guitar, bass, drums, piano and synthesizer parts and mixed the full soundtrack at the Computer Hell Cabin studio.
Culled from the three albums that made Placebo a much sought- after name in Soul & Jazz music history, Marc Moulin - The Placebo Years combines 7 tracks that belong in any vinyl collection.