Ruby, Golden Earring, Anouk and Yo-Yo Ma
Another Friday, another batch of vinyl releases! On this day before Record Store Day you can add four albums on limited edition coloured vinyl to your collection. From British trip hop to Dutch rock and a world famous cello player - it's all here.
After our very successful release of Ruby's incredible debut Salt Peter on snowy white vinyl earlier this year, we just couldn't wait to press it on a new colour. Today we're releasing this trip hop/industrial gem, featuring the hits “Paraffin” and “Tiny Meat”, on “Tiny Meat” transparent & black mixed vinyl. Only 500 copies are available, including an insert with lyrics.
In case you didn't know: the Dutch city of The Hague has a pretty legendary rock scene. Both Golden Earring and Anouk hail from the “city behind the dunes”, and Earring-frontman Barry Hay even helped kickstart Anouk's career. It sure seems fitting that we're releasing albums by both artists today. It's Anouk's Fake It Till We Die as a limited edition of 1000 copies on pink vinyl (released on coloured vinyl for the first time!), and Golden Earring's Contraband as a limited pressing of 1500 individually numbered copies on orange & black mixed vinyl including a 4-page booklet.
Sing Me Home is a collaborative album by renowned American cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. Bringing together the cultural backgrounds of the musicians, Sing Me Home is a culturally conscious album, reflecting on modern globalisation and collaboration. You can now listen to it on a beautiful translucent red vinyl record. This Grammy-winning release is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies.
Dutch rock band Golden Earring released their twelfth studio album Contraband in 1976. It was the first full album to feature Eelco Gelling as the band's guitarist. With seven rocking tracks, this album is dominated by guitars - as demonstrated by lead single “Bombay” and by the long guitar solos on “Con Man” and “Mad Love's Comin'”.
Fake It Till We Die is the eleventh studio album by Dutch singer Anouk. It was released only seven months after its predecessor Queen for a Day. Although Anouk is primarily known for her rock songs, this album features mostly soul and funk oriented tracks. The preceding singles “Down Daddy Down” and “Burn” are a great example of Anouk's expansion to these genres.
Lesley Rankine (Silverfish) and Mark Walk (Skinny Puppy) formed Ruby in 1995. Ruby's first album, Salt Peter, was released in 1995. The album would produce three singles, all of which would chart in the UK. It was made almost entirely using computers and without a band. Salt Peter's first single was “Paraffin”, released in November 1995.
On Sing Me Home the renowned cello player Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble join forces again to explore the ever-changing idea of home through original and traditional folk tunes. Joining them is a remarkable cast of international performers consisting of Gregory Porter, Bill Frisell, Abigail Washburn, Rhiannon Giddens, Martin Hayes, Sarah Jarosz, and many more.