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XTC

Skylarking (corrected polarity) / English Settlement (deluxe double vinyl pre-orders)


Beautifully presented deluxe double vinyl editions of two 1980s XTC classics.

Including:

* 2 x 33rpm, 200g heavyweight vinyl (ES) / 2 x 45rpm, 200g heavyweight vinyl (Skylarking)
* 12" 16 page booklets with song notes by band members
* Lyric sheets
* All contents packaged in a sturdy slipcase

English Settlement derives from a 2016 cut from original half-inch master sources and contains a CD mastered from the same sources. Skylarking is cut from the corrected polarity master and contains a corrected polarity master CD. Both Skylarking album sleeves - sleeve as released and original proposed design - are included.

Pre-order for 15th July release.


Emerson Lake And Palmer

ELP/Tarkus/Pictures At An Exhibition (double cd/vinyl pre-orders)


2016 reissues of ELP's first three genre-defining recordings.

Available as double CD and replica vinyl editions, the CDs of the band's debut and Tarkus feature the 2012 Steven Wilson stereo mixes and Pictures At An Exhibition additionally contains an alternate version of the album. Both CD and vinyl editions contain 24 bit / High Density remasters of the original album mixes.

All CD releases feature copious extras plus booklets with sleeve notes by the legendary Chris Welch based on interviews with Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.

Pre-order for 29th July release.


Ghost Medicine

Discontinuance (cd pre-order)


Driven by a need to communicate the indescribable, and drawing on influences ranging from Vaughan Williams to Sigur Ros and Nick Drake, to Meshuggah, Discontinuance is the debut album from Ghost Medicine (the working name of virtuoso Georgia based guitarist and composer Jared Leach).

Demonstrating a deep knowledge of alternate tunings and guitar effects, Leach's expressive guitar work alternates between sensitive layered finger picked acoustic guitars and fiery electric solos.

Featuring drummer Scott Prian, bass player extraordinaire Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree/ORk/Tim Bowness) and additional vocals from Sarah Hoefer, Discontinuance is a superb introduction to a potentially major talent.

Pre-order for 24th June release.


It's Immaterial

Life's Hard And Then You Die - Deluxe Edition (double cd pre-order)


A deluxe double cd edition of It's Immaterial's deliciously quirky 1986 debut - a distinctive and melancholy hybrid of post-punk, folk and understated Art Pop.

Remastered from the original master tapes, this 2016 version includes a 16 page booklet featuring interviews with the band, producer Dave Bascombe (Tears For Fears) and others.

CD 1 contains the album, plus nine bonus tracks (b-sides, single versions). CD 2 includes John Peel Sessions, plus remixes and the original 4 track demo of Driving Away From Home.

Pre-order for 1st July release.


Steve Hackett

Blues With A Feeling (cd pre-order)


A 2016 remastered and expanded edition of Steve Hackett's 1994 album, Blues With a Feeling.

The album showcased another side of the musical personality of the legendary guitarist and demonstrated Hackett's ability and affinity with the music form.

Includes two bonus tracks, especially recorded for this reissue.

Pre-order for 24th June release.


Gilli Smyth

Mother (cd pre-order)


A 2016 remastered edition of Gilli Smyth's 1978 endearing slice of Space Rock madness, Mother.

Comprised of recordings dating as far back as 1972 (some featuring Gong), Mother is arguably one of the finest albums in the wider Gong family and was mostly created in Mallorca by Gong visionary, Daevid Allen, who also played on the album.

Didier Malherbe, Christian Tristch, Pip Pyle and others also guest.

Includes a booklet with liner notes by Gong archivist Jonny Greene.

Pre-order for 24th June release.


Peter Baumann

Machines Of Desire (cd/vinyl pre-orders)


Peter Baumann's first solo album in 23 years, 2016's Machines Of Desire, is filled with many influences, not least Peter's groundbreaking work with Tangerine Dream.

Available as a CD in digipak and as a vinyl version with CD.

Pre-order for 17 June shipping.


Hard World

'Something For The Weekend' Sale (various cds)


The following titles on Colin Edwin's Hard World label are all reduced for this weekend only:

Ex-Wise Heads - No Grey Matter
Ex-Wise Heads - Holding up the Sky
Ex-Wise Heads - Liquid Assets
Ex- Wise Heads - Schemata
Colin Edwin - Third Vessel
Endless Tapes - Brilliant Waves
O.R.k. - Inflamed Rides

All titles are in stock and shipping now.