For Record Store Day 2020, Demon Records presents the first release of the soundtrack to Bob Mould’s Circle of Friends concert film. Recorded in 2006 at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C, the performance includes the Hüsker Dü singer / guitarist running through classic cuts from Sugar and Hüsker Dü as well a number of solo tracks. Pressed on two heavyweight 180g clear vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.
Broken Bones' classic 1984 debut album 'Dem Bones' is reissued limited in black & white QUAD (quartered) vinyl. Broken Bones are the seminal UK hardcore punks who influenced an army of thrash-metal bands. They formed in 1983 from the ashes of leading hard-core band, Discharge, in the 'Potteries' area, Stoke-On-Trent. The Discharge twin brothers of Bones (guitar) and Tezz (bass) were joined by Baz (drums) and Nobby (vocals). They first produced two singles, Decapitated and Crucifix, both fast and furious anthems achieving UK indie chart Top 10 entries at around the same time as Metallica's debut. The album 'Dem Bones' was released in 1984, produced by Clay Records' Mike Stone who had also produced Discharge. Along the way, band membership evolved, but always featuring the distinctive guitar of Bones. Tezz later went to the USA, where he played with UK Subs, Ministry, and many others.
With his latest EP, Cover Your Tracks, Lund expands on his Western heritage by wearing his more popular and prominent influences on his sleeve. Covering songs from diverse artists such as Lee Hazlewood, Billy Joel, Marty Robbins and AC/DC, Lund expands on not only his favorite songs but on the range, sound and style in which those songs are delivered. Featuring the likes of Ian Tyson and Hayes Carll, Cover Your Tracks is a focused and deliberate collection of classic and unexpected songs, curated by Corb. Released and pressed on 45 RPM 12” opaque blue vinyl.
A truly special two-sided picture disc featuring imagery unavailable elsewhere - one side features the cover art and the other, the floor of the Dark Crystal's chamber: a circle of 18 arcane symbols, one for each of the urSkeks that came to Thra during the first Great Conjunction.
Composer Daniel Pemberton reveals: “I wanted the music to be as magical as Thra itself – organic, imperfect, strange, mystical, otherworldly and wonderful. I wanted to create new sounds that felt like they came from the world itself, as well as using thematic large scale orchestral elements to bring an emotion to the journey of the characters.
There are two Dark Crystal picture discs being released for Record Store Day, with completely different track listings.
The 10 episode prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal stars Taron Egerton, Star Wars’ Mark Hamill, Harry Potter’s Helena Bonham-Carter, Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander and Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe.
Second only to Kind of Blue by Miles and Jazz Samba by Stan Getz, as the most commercially successful jazz record of all time (it even contained a single for the pop charts, paul desmond's magnificent 'take five'), brubeck brilliantly popularised jazz and offered it as a palatable alternative to bobby vee. this album sold by the trunkload and made brubeck a popular star. those jazz critics who shunned him for becoming too commercial must eattheir words, as this is a monumental album of the finest modern jazz. 'blue rondo a la turk' and 'kathy's waltz' demonstrate this man's graceful, nonchalant class.
'American Utopia' is the first solo record in 14 years from iconic polymath David Byrne. The album comes as part of a larger project entitled 'Reasons To Be Cheerful' - a series of works that strives to antidote pervasive social and political anxieties. In keeping with this, 'American Utopia' questions realities of contemporary culture with playful writing that shifts perspectives and favours optimism over despairing pessimism.
Being the product of working with 25 collaborators, 'American Utopia' feels like something of a sonic patchwork, but doesn't ever feel sprawling, neatly tied together by Byrne's inimitable sense of melody and harmony. 'American Utopia' doesn't offer any transcendental conclusions on how to save the world, but advocates positive and unusual ways of looking at the world around us, and with a career underpinned by a singular and indescribable quirkiness, Byrne is the ideal candidate the job.
Crosby's 1971 masterpiece. In the company of Joni, most of the Dead, most of Jefferson Airplane as well as Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, Crosby fashioned a beautiful set of wasted west coast rock, stunning harmony vocals, smoked out laziness, laurel canyon coke genius in epics like Cowboy Movie, the beautiful Traction in the Rain, accapella voice tracks giving Starsailor Tim Buckley a run for his money. A record rooted in 70's California but still sounding mighty fine all these years later. 180 gm vinyl pressing.