LOADS to tell you all about this week. First up...
The 45th Anniversary Edition of David Bowie's 1975 album Young Americans is out Friday 18th September as a Limited Edition in store exclusive on Gold Heavyweight vinyl. See instore or contact the shop for more details.
Some New Arrivals from this week's releases including the welcome return of Manchester favourites Doves - The Universal Want, PJ Harvey To Bring you My Love Demos and the To Bring You My Love reissue, Marilyn Manson We Are Chaos includes a poster of Manson's cover art painting with both the CD & White Vinyl versions and last but not least an 8CD box set from Richard & Linda Thompson - Hard Luck Stories (1972-1982) which is a rather lovely thing!
Friday 18th September New Releases include...
The Times is another lockdown home recording, this time from Neil Young, it's part of the raw and personal, Fireside Sessions series and includes his updated Lookin' For A Leader - 2020, Alabama from the seminal Harvest album, the Young penned CSN&Y classic Ohio, the brilliant Southern Man from the After The Gold Rush album, and Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin closing with Little Wing from the latest Reprise release, Homegrown.
Young Knives' fifth album, Barbarians. The album was written, recorded and mixed by Young Knives (brothers Henry Dartnall and The House of Lords/Thomas Dartnall) in their studio near Oxford, UK. The album is inspired by John Gray’s book Straw Dogs. Barbarians is a leap into sonic experimentation by a band who love to confuse and entertain in equal measure. We have copies on CD and of the pink splatter vinyl limited to 200 copies.
Run The Jewels, aka El-P and Killer Mike, release their feverishly anticipated new album, Run The Jewels 4. This eleven song, 40 minute powerhouse is their more ferocious and focused effort to date, and sports a lineup of all-star guests including Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, DJ Premier and Greg Nice. Available on Ltd magenta vinyl or CD.
Brit nominated solo pop artist Charli XCX releases her new album How I'm Feeling Now. Get it on Ltd neon orange vinyl or CD
During lockdown Dutch Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau 'tried to portray on the piano some experiences and feelings that are both new and common to many of us'. The result is his new release Suite: April 2020
The 60th Anniversary Edition of John Coltrane's Giant Steps is released this week as a double LP or CD with bonus disc of alternate takes.
One of our favourites the 1970 album Tea For The Tillerman has been rerecorded by Yusuf/Cat Stevens for its 50th Anniversary. Tea For The Tillerman 2 looks fantastic and is also sealed in a compostable wrapper.
Fragments is a collaboration album between Bear's Den and award winning composer Paul Frith, stemming from some live shows in 2018. Available on Ltd White vinyl or CD.
Anna Meredith's new album - Fibs was shortlisted for this year's Mercury Music Prize and is available on Ltd edition 'Winter Wind' coloured vinyl.
In Store Only...
Multi-instrumentalist Sally Anne Morgan's debut solo album Thread on ltd yolk yellow vinyl, Now That's What I Call Music 100 Dance Hits 5CD set and A Cellarful of Motown Vol 5 2CD set.
There will be another RSD Drop coming very soon on Sat 26th September at 6pm. It will again be an ONLINE ONLY event for us at Off The Beaten Tracks just as the August Drop was. This time it's a smaller range of around 80 great releases on offer for you including an Alternate Rumours by Fleetwood Mac with early takes and alternate versions of the tracks, a live The Replacements album, The Doors The Soft Parade and Mark Snow's music from The X Files. Browse the stock (which is still being updated with pictures & prices!) HERE.
Good news - if you missed out on the RSD Ltd grey vinyl single Giorgio Moroder's remix of Right Here Right Now feat. Kylie Minogue it is being re-released on yellow vinyl 13 November. Available to pre-order now HERE.
Which new releases have been keeping you going during 2020 so far? We'd love to hear about your top recommendations.
Have a great weekend, look forward to seeing you, Mark
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