News Catch-up 12 February 2021
Author: Alex White Date Posted:11 February 2021
February is in full-swing. We're still hard at work processing your online orders and prepping our store front for our eventual re-opening. And through it all, we are keeping an eye on all the upcoming releases - a lot of which are getting us super excited.
This February finally sees the release of the Foo Fighters' 10th studio album, Medicine At Midnight. This was originally scheduled for 2020, but delayed to this year due to the COVID pandemic. Medicine At Midnight is a nine-song tracklist packed into what the Foo Fighters themselves describe as a "tight-ass 37 minutes". Included in the tracklist are three recently released singles, Shame Shame, No Son Of Mine and Waiting On A War. Recorded in a supposedly haunted 1940's Los Angeles house and containing a vibe that frontman Dave Grohl likens to David Bowie's Let's Dance album, Medicine At Midnight is the first full Foo Fighters album since 2017 and is sure to please those patient fans.
Order your copy of Medicine At Midnight here.
Also arriving this February sees the release of a brand new limited edition version of the original Broadway recording of Hair. Created by Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot, this 1968 musical put a spotlight on hippie countercultre and the sexual revolution, whilst creating and defining the genre of 'rock musical'. Now, the first time ever, Music On Vinyl are releasing a deluxe and expanded 2 LP edition. Featuring the hit songs Aquarius, Let The Sunshine In and Hair, the album features appearances by Diane Keaton and Idris Muhammad. This version is limited to 2000 numbered copies, with disc 1 pressed on green & yellow swirl and disc 2 pressed on orange & yellow swirl. It also contains a 8-page booklet.
Hair is available to order here.
February has also seen our shelves be hit with a triple LP Iron Maiden live album. Nights Of The Dead - Legacy Of The Beast, Live In Mexico City was recorded over three nights back in September 2019 during Iron Maiden's Legacy Of The Beast World Tour. Originally, Maiden were scheduled to continue their world tour through 2020, but were forced to cancel due to COVID. Although dissapointed, the band opted to release a live album to sooth their dissapointed fans. The album includes tracks that have never made it to any of their live albums in the past, including Where Eagles Dare, Flight Of The Icarus and Sign Of The Cross. Three discs of Iron Maiden goodness, plus cover artwork that depicts band mascot Eddie in a Mariachi outfit - fans are sure to be pleased (I know I am!).
Iron Maiden Nights Of The Dead - Legacy Of The Beast, Live In Mexico City is available here.
March sees the final release of Lana Del Rey's 7th studio album. Chemtrails Over The Country Club was originally scheduled for the latter half of 2020, but like the Foo Fighters' Medicine At Midnight, was postponed due to COVID. Two singles from the album, Let Me Love You Like A Woman and Chemtrails Over The Country Club, were released before the end of 2020 and both are included in the album's tracklist, including Yosemite, a track that was originally intended to be included on Del Rey's Lust For Life album. Also on the album is a cover of Joni Mitchell's 1970 track For Free.
Chemtrails Over The Country Club is due out in late March and is available to pre-order here.
That's all we have for the time being, but don't worry: we are already putting together news for upcoming releases. Tune in next week - same Discrepancy time, same Discrepancy channel......
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