December Opening Times. Love Record Stores. Lost Christmas Compilation, Arctic Monkeys...

Posted by Mark Merrifield on

Big thanks to everyone for your RSD Black Friday orders. We've had a busy week getting orders packed up and sent out as well as re-opening the shop. We do have some great RSD Black Friday items still in stock so do take a look.

It's very good to be back open again. In the run up to Christmas we will be open on Mondays.

December Opening Times:
Mon - Sat 10.00am to 5.30pm (6pm Fridays)

Christmas Eve 9.00am to 3.00pm

LOVE RECORD STORES Is Back with Independent Albums of the Year!

Love Record Stores is a campaign that started this year to support independent record shops during the pandemic. 100 2020 albums have been selected by independent record shops and include releases by Fontaines DC, Laura MarlingPhoebe Bridgers, Rolling Blackouts, Thundercat and Perfume Genius. We have a selection of exclusive vinyl versions going on sale online only from 6pm on Saturday 5th December.

They are being uploaded to our website tomorrow.

Find out more here:



Arctic Monkeys' new album Live At The Royal Albert Hall is released  on double clear vinyl or double CD. Recorded at the start of the band’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ tour in 2018 the album features 20 of the band’s finest moments to date. All proceeds from the album will go to War Child.

Various Artists - Lost Christmas: A Memphis Industries Selection Box Red LP 

A Christmas box of holiday musical treats from the likes of Field Music, The Go! Team, Jesca Hoop, Haley, The Phoenix Foundation, Stats, Francis Lung, Warm Digits, Rachael Dadd (with Rozi Plain & Kate Stables from This Is The Kit) and The Cornshed Sisters.

In aid of Crisis’ Home for All Campaign, £2 from every LP purchase goes to help their work.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the critically-acclaimed Black Sands, Bonobo’s celebrated breakthrough record, the album is released by Ninja Tune on limited-edition double red vinyl featuring a new version of the iconic cover image taken by Bonobo (aka Simon Green)

There's plenty to celebrate with a plethora of Anniversary Editions this week.

Coldplay are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Christmas Lights by releasing it as a blue vinyl 7" single. Limited to 2,900 copies. The B side is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas recorded at a Jo Whiley BBC1 Radio Session.

Brighton based lo-fi indie band Porridge Radio release Every Bad is in stock as a limited deluxe version on purple & blue vinyl with bonus tracks.

Milan Records release a stunning vinyl edition of Seatbelts' soundtrack to the award winning anime series Cowboy Bepop. Originally aired in 1998. Red/Purple Marbled double Vinyl.

Following on from his hit 2020 album I Love The Blue Sky Tim Burgess has released a 6 track EP on orange vinyl. It includes two superb new tracks, “Yours. To Be”, and “The Ascent Of The Ascended”, recorded soon after the album was finished, as well as four tracks recorded in New York City back in March as a live session for Paste magazine.

Sticking with a Charlatans theme...80s mod rock band Makin' Time included Charlatans' Martin Blunt. Their 1985 album Rhythm and Soul gets a reissue on limited milky white vinyl.

Half Japanese have a new psych-tinged album Crazy Hearts is their 19th studio album and is out on transparent turquoise LP or CD.

Preludio by Fabiano Do Nascimento is one of our customer's Albums of 2020.  It is in stock on vinyl.

It's great to see Laura Groves back and now signed to Bella Union. Her new 6 track EP A Private Road is released on Friday 4th December. Vinyl comes with a download code and fanzine.

Young Marble Giants' 40th Anniversary edition of Colossal Youth is out as a 3 disc set. The original album plus a bonus disc and a DVD featuring their legendary performance at Hurrah in New York in 1980.

The William Loveday Intention is Billy Childish's latest band. Will There Ever Be A Day That You're Hung Like A Thief? is the 2nd in a new series of 4 new studio albums.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York is Resina’s (aka Polish cellist and composer Karolina Rec) soundtrack to the latest release from the cult videogame, one of the most popular and respected tabletop RPG games in history. Out on purple vinyl.

Wojciech Kilar's soundtrack to Bram Stoker's Dracula the 1992 film by Francis Ford Coppola starring Gary Oldman & Winona Ryder is out on Ltd edition red vinyl.

This week British metal legends Paradise Lost release Draconian Times 25th Anniversary Edition on transparent electric blue double vinyl.

Sonic Youth's 1990 album Goo has been remastered as a 4LP Box Set with bonus tracks, remixed and remastered 8 track demos, outtakes, B Sides & 16 page booklet & previously unpublished photos. 31 tracks in total.

Sun Racket is the new album from legendary Boston trio Throwing Muses, consisting of Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo and Bernard Georges. This 'Monochrome' Limited edition is on white vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies. 'A stunning return to form' The Quietus

Newcastle rock band The Wildhearts release 30 Year Itch this week, a 17 track live album recorded on tour in 2019.

Private Meaning First is the second album from French rock/post-punk band The Psychotic Monks formed in 2015.

Here We Come A-Caroling is a new Christmas EP from Blackmore's Night featuring 4 classic Christmas songs arranged by Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night. This 10" on green vinyl is limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

The Sensible Gray Cells - Get Back Into The World - New LP featuring Captain Sensible and Paul Gray from The Damned, with Johnny Moped drummer Marty Love. On vinyl or CD.

Paul Weller has released a limited edition 12" of 5 remixes from his 2020 hit album On Sunset. Features Senegalese drummer Seckou Keita, Jane Weaver and Skeleton Key.

90s German hard rock band Rammstein release a remastered 25th Anniversary limited edition of their debut album Herzeleid. It comes as a double album on heavyweight blue splatter vinyl in a card slipcase.

Yungblud (aka Doncaster's Dominic Harrison) releases a new album Weird! this week.  'True to Yungblud’s fierce refusal to box himself in, Weird! embodies a wildly eclectic collage of sound: Queen-inspired harmonies, Beatles-esque chord progressions, elements of dance-punk and glam-rock and hip-hop and metal. Weird! is like an episode of Skins in album form.'

Motley Crue - The End Live in Los Angeles  is a new 2LP with DVD. Recorded 31st December 2015.

S. Carey (Bon Ivor) releases a 10th Anniversary edition of his electronic alt. rock album All We Grow. It is a limited edition coloured vinyl release with a bonus track and double sided insert. 

Southend art rock band These New Puritans release a 10th Anniversary edition of their album Hidden. This double LP features 6 bonus tracks.

Erasure Fallen Angel is a limited edition 12" of 6 remixes on neon orange vinyl.

San Francisco Rock/Metal trailblazers Deafheaven release 10 Years Gone. We have limited double green vinyl in stock. 

Thanks to those of you that have pre ordered the new Paul McCartney III album. The release date has been put back from 11th to 18th December.

Customer Favourite Top 3 Albums of 2020

This week we hear from

Paul (Regular from Louth)

1. Loma - Don't Shy Away. It's a gorgeous, otherworldly record that takes a while to reveal it's beauty with textured electronic landscapes that float by, unhuried but mesmerizing - AND Eno added some rather lovely ambient drones on the final track, 'Homing.'

2. Bdrmm - Bedroom. It's like a lost 'shoegaze' classic from 20 years ago, with added Cure vibes. (I put this on straight after Slowdive's Just for a Day and it flowed together beautifully)

3. Working Men's Club - Working Men's Club. It's a pulsating, electronic beast of an album, replacing their early guitar sound with euphoric synths, rhythms and boundless energy.

Bubbling under... This is the Kit (obviously), Baxter Dury, Nadine Shah, Angel Olsen and Laura Marling who all reliably delivered wonderful albums.

Drop us a line via the website with your Top 3 Albums of the Year and the reason why, we'd love to hear about them and we'l be sharing ours too very soon.

To raise funds the much loved music venue Hull Adelphi are selling a special edition A2 print featuring 101 gig posters from their archive for £10.00. Order by 14th December or Xmas delivery.

Save The Date!

Record Store Day have announced that the next RSD 2021 will take place on Saturday 12th June. We very much hope it will be a return to a proper celebration in the shop with live music.

Louth musician Jake Newby is doing great things in music with a new album coming next year and a charity Christmas single called 'Christmas Angel' to raise money for local foodbanks. Please support this single, it's a cracking track.

Cheers, Mark


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