News Catch-up 27 November 2020
Author: Alex White Date Posted:27 November 2020
Hello once again. November has been keeping us on our toes with even more vinyl announcements and new releases dropping into our laps (quite literally in some cases. Our desks are getting full!). We're heading into the final stretch of the year, which means that it's time to start (if you haven't already) thinking about vinyl gifts for the ones you love. Or just simply treat yourselves. A good place to start looking is...
David's Bowie's Metrobolist. This is essentially the 50th anniversary of the 1970 album The Man Who Sold The World. Just like last year's 50th anniversary of Spacy Oddity, this album has been completely remixed (bar one song) by original producer and Bowie's lifelong colloborator Tony Visconti. The one song excluded from the remix treatment is the dark ballad After All, with Visconti claiming that the 2015 remaster version is far better than any remix version he can create. Also, like the 50th Space Oddity's, Metrobolist will also be available in randomly coloured vinyl, with 1970 copies in white, 50 copies in gold, and the rest on black. With no indication as to which version is within the sleeve, the selection process is once more akin to the Willy Wonka golden tickets. However, whether your version contains a rare variant or the "plain old" black, it shouldn't take away from the fact that this record is Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World as you've never heard it before. Order David Bowie's Metrobolist here.
70's artists are clearly just as popular as ever, as this month we also see the release of PWR/UP, the new explosive rock from none other than AC/DC. This is the first AC/DC album since 2014's Rock Or Bust, and as ever, it maintains the band's signature all-dials-turned-up heavy rock. The lineup is Angus Young on lead, Brian Johnson on vocals, Cliff Williams on bass, Phil Rudd on drums, and Stevie Young on rhythm. Also returning is Producer Brendan O'Brien, who helmed Rock Or Bust, as well as 2008's Black Ice. Buy AC/DC's PWR/UP album here.
Another rock legend to drop down on our turntables this month is none other than the King himself, Elvis Presley. From Elvis In Nashville is a double LP collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of Elvis' legendary three day recording session at RCA's Studio B in Nashville. The material that was originalyl recorded here formed the core of three of his albums, That's The Way It Is, Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old), and Love Letters From Elvis. The versions on From Elvis In Nashville are all from original (and in most cases unheard / unreleased) takes, though all are brilliantly mixed by engineer Matt Ross-Spang. From Elvis In Nashville is not only sure to be a favourite amongst Elvis fans, but also a curio for music fans to hear a true great in his prime, and in his element, doing what he does best: creating darn good music.
From Elvis In Nashville is available here.
Recently arrived in our warehouse is something that is sure to please both soundtracks fans and horror film fans unlike: Bram Stoker's Dracula original soundtrack. With music by composer Wojciech Kilar and the track Love Song For a Vampire performed by Annie Lennox, Bram Stoker's Dracula is the soundtrack to Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 classic. Published by Music On Vinyl, this version is released on 180gm transclucent red vinyl and is limited to 2000 individually numbered copies. It is available to order here.
I don't really want to be the one to remind you, but it's less than a month until Christmas, and who doesn't love to get into the mood with some classic Christmas tunes? Either as a gift, or to help set the mood whilst you string up lights, we have a large selection of Christmas albums ready to spin with festive cheer on your turntable. Titles amongst our stock include Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas, A Very Spidey Christmas, Aretha Franklin's This Christmas, and Michael Buble's Christmas. Click through on the links in the titles of simply head on over to our Christmas LPs page here to browse for yourself.
Well, with all three drops of Record Store Day behind us, we have plently of RSD titles being added to stock every day. We'll be back next week to let you know what is available. It's not long til this year is over, but there are still so many more music releases to come. See you soon!