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Pale Communion (cd/blu-ray / double vinyl pre-orders)

Produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson, Pale Communion once again finds Opeth challenging the boundaries of extreme music.

In a recent interview Åkerfeldt stated, "I wanted to do something more melodic with this album...there's stronger vocal melodies and more melodies overall...I was pretty consistent with that frame of mind throughout the writing process.”

Another Opeth classic in the making.

Available as a double vinyl edition and a cd/blu-ray version featuring 5.1 mix and extras.

Pre-order for 25th August release.

Judy Dyble

Live At The WM Jazz Club (cd / signed cd pre-orders)

Judy Dyble and band (curated and directed by The Curator, Alistair Murphy) captured live at the WM Jazz club in 2014.

Airing intimate versions of material mainly taken from her recent, acclaimed albums, Talking With Strangers and Flow And Change, the album provides ample evidence of Dyble's 21st Century creative renaissance.

'Beautiful and needed now more than ever.'  - Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror

Signed editions of the CD are available.

Pre-order now for 21st July shipping.

The Prog Awards 2014

(various artists, various formats)

A number of artists whose music Burning Shed sells have been nominated for this year’s Prog Awards.

Best Emerging Band - Thieves Kitchen 

Breakthrough Artist - Syd Arthur, Matt Stevens, John Wesley 

Best Live Event -  Ian Anderson, Steve Hackett 

Best Anthem / Song - Se Delan, IQ, Tim Bowness, Big Big Train, Knifeworld, Anathema, Bigelf 

Best Album - Knifeworld, Transatlantic, Bigelf, Anathema, IQ, Syd Arthur, Yes 

Band Of The Year - Transatlantic, Anathema, Yes , Bigelf , Ian Anderson 

Artwork Of The Year - King Crimson, ELP, Rush, Pink Floyd, Ian Anderson, Transatlantic

You can place your votes here. We wish all the artists luck.

The Dream Academy

The Morning Lasted All Day (double cd pre-order)

Coming to prominence in the mid-1980s courtesy of the glorious Life In A Northern Town, The Dream Academy's inventive Art Pop possessed a distinctively bittersweet quality. 

Selected by Nick Laird-Cowes, this remastered double CD compilation contains five previously unreleased recordings, including a brand new song. 

The booklet includes track-by-track annotation from Laird-Clowes, along with an essay on the band. 

Many of the songs were co-produced with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, who also plays guitar on several tracks. 

Pre-order for 28th July release.

Tim Bowness

Abandoned Dancehall Dreams (cd)

Currently #18 in the official UK Rock charts and #1 in the Prog magazine charts, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams is shipping now

'Abandoned Dancehall Dreams is Bowness's masterpiece and a contender as the triumph of 2014.' - Prog 

'Bowness's music has never sounded this magnificent. Drawing on sources ranging from Peter Gabriel to Talk Talk and King Crimson, the end result sounds like nobody but Tim Bowness.' - All About Jazz

Tim Bowness with Henry Fool plus Nosound and Matt Stevens

Live (e-tickets)

Tim Bowness with Henry Fool (featuring Colin Edwin) perform music by No-Man and Henry Fool, plus songs from Tim's new album Abandoned Dancehall Dreams. 

Special Guests - Nosound (acoustic) and Matt Stevens. 

Friday 11th July 2014 at The Borderline, Orange Yard, W1D 4JB, London.
Saturday 12th July 2014 at The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham, Yorkshire. 

Doors: 7pm. Please note these are e-tickets. You should print out your confirmation email and present it at the door with relevant ID.

Djivan Gaspayan

I Will Not Be Sad In The World / Moon Shines At Night (double cd pre-order)

Djivan Gasparyan is Armenia's greatest living musician and the acknowledged master of the duduk and his work can be heard on numerous film soundtracks, including The Crow, Russia House and Gladiator.  

This is a double cd reissue of Djivan’s debut solo album I Will Not Be Sad In This World (1983) and Moon Shines At Night from 1993 (recorded with 'infinite guitarist' Michael Brook).  

"Without doubt one of the most beautiful and soulful recordings I have ever heard" - Brian Eno  

Pre-order for 14th July release.

June Raffle Winner

As a thank you to all of our customers, each month we pick a random name from the month's orders and send the winner a special prize based on their tastes. 

The winner of the monthly raffle draw for June is Alf from Norway who wins one of our new Burning Shed t-shirts and a selection of items based on his past order history.

We'll announce the winner and the prize on the first newsletter of each month. Good luck and thanks for ordering from Burning Shed.