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Jethro Tull

The String Quartets (cd / double vinyl pre-orders)

The String Quartets is an album of classic Jethro Tull repertoire, imaginatively arranged by John O'Hara for the Carducci string quartet with the flute, guitar and vocals of songwriter and producer Ian Anderson.

Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath and Bungle In The Jungle are featured, along with other classic Tull songs (under more cryptic titles to differentiate them from the original recordings and arrangements).

Available as a CD in digipak and as a Double heavyweight vinyl edition in gatefold with print on the fourth side.

Pre-order for 24th March release.

Richard Barbieri

Planets + Persona (cd / double vinyl pre-orders)

Planets + Persona, the 2017 studio album from Richard Barbieri, is the most sonically expansive work to date from the former Japan and Porcupine Tree keyboard maestro.

The album combines vintage analogue synthesisers with acoustic instrumentation, and incorporates Jazz elements, pitching Barbieri's unique sound designs against improvisations from a personally hand-picked group of guest musicians that includes Percy Jones, Luca Calabrese and Lisen Rylander Love. As on Stranger Inside, manipulated voices (mainly courtesy of Rylander Love's real time experiments) are present.

Highlighting the album's central theme of duality, the artwork features photographic scenes of dramatic Icelandic landscapes.

Available as a CD in digipak with 16 page booklet and a double heavyweight vinyl in gatefold cover edition.

Pre-order for 3rd March 2017 release.

Mike Oldfield

Return To Ommadawn (cd/dvd / vinyl with poster pre-orders)

Return To Ommadawn marks a delightful return to the music that made Mike Oldfield's name in the early 1970s.

Written, played, recorded, mixed and produced by Mike Oldfield in his home studio in Nassau, Return To Ommadawn is a beautiful, mostly acoustic string instrument-based album consisting of two pieces of music. Oldfield describes it as 'handmade' as each instrument (22 in total including mandolin, guitars, acoustic bass, bodhran, African drums and tin whistle) is hand played by Oldfield

Return To Ommadawn additionally features Celtic chanting and prominently features Oldfield?s trademark searing electric guitar.

Available as a CD / DVD edition including 5.1 mix and 12 page booklet and a 180g vinyl version including 24" by 24" poster (half-speed mastered at Abbey Road).

Pre-order for 20th January release.

Pink Floyd

The Final Cut / A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (vinyl pre-orders)

Vinyl reissues of Pink Floyd's haunting 1983 conceptual work and 1987 Waters-less comeback.

Heavyweight LPs packaged in replicas of the original covers.

Mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman and pressed on 180g vinyl for optimum sound quality.

Pre-order for 20th January release.

Pink Floyd

The Early Years 1965-1972 (27 disc box set)

The extraordinary 27 disc box set chronicling the early years of the mighty Pink Floyd containing 11 plus hours audio (130 plus tracks) and 14 plus hours audio-visual material is back in stock and shipping now.

A limited number of copies are available.


A Moon Shaped Pool (box set)

The special box set edition of Radiohead's remarkable A Moon Shaped Pool.

- Case bound album inspired by the 78rpm shellac records in the library of La Fabrique, France
- 32 pages of artwork
- The 11 track album on two heavyweight 12" vinyl records
- Two compact discs: one with the album and one with two extra tracks
- Recording tape belly band applied *

* This is a piece of a Radiohead half inch master tape from an actual recording session. The tape degrades over time and becomes unplayable. Each loop contains about a quarter of a second of audio - which could be from any era in the band's recording past going back to Kid A. You may have silence, you may have coloured leader tape, you may have a chorus.

Shipping now. Limited to one per customer.

Anthony Reynolds

Japan - A Foreign Place (The Biography 1974-1984) (soft back pre-order)

An ideal Christmas gift, the beautifully designed paperback edition of Reynolds' acclaimed account of the career of innovative 1980s Art Pop band Japan is in stock and shipping now

Burning Shed

Christmas Shipping Dates

These are our last recommended ordering dates (N.B. Not the last official Royal Mail posting dates, which are later):

21/11/2016 - South/Central America and Caribbean
28/11/2016 - Far and Middle East, Asia, Russia
05/12/2016 - Eastern Europe
05/12/2016 - USA
12/12/2016 - Western Europe
21/12/2016 - UK

We cannot guarantee delivery times especially over the holiday period, so please order as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The dates given are only a guide based on customer experiences of delivery times in previous years. If you would like to track a package, please remember to choose shipping insurance in the checkout otherwise no tracking is available.

As usual the Burning Shed team will be getting some well-earned R&R over the holidays. We will be closed for shipping from the evening of Wednesday 21st December until Wednesday 4th January 2017.

During our break we will only be answering emails sporadically. Orders will be shipped when we return, but please allow extra time while we catch up and remember, downloads are always available 365/24/7.