Record Store Day Black Friday: 27 November at 6pm! Re-Opening. New Releases from Smashing Pumpkins, Toploader, Four Tet, Ozric Tentacles

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We are looking forward to the RSD Black Friday releases which go live for sale from 6pm Friday 27th November on our website. BROWSE all the titles HERE

We have 40+ exclusive vinyl LPs & singles for you including...

U2's Boy 40th Anniversary Edition on white vinyl, Dave Gilmour's 7" single Yes I have Ghosts featuring his daughter Romany on vocals and harp, Motorhead's Ace of Spades 12" single with Christmas ornament, The Weeknd After Hours (Remixes), George Harrison, Mick Fleetwood, Beastie Boys, Alanis Morissette, The Comet Is Coming, Editors, Soulwax and many more!


Toploader's 2000 album Onka's Big Moka is released on Friday as a limited numbered 20th Anniversary Edition on orange swirl vinyl £21.99, first time on vinyl since 2000. Limited to 1000 copies.

Smashing Pumpkins return with a new 20 track album Cyr recorded in the band’s native Chicago with Billy Corgan also producing the album. We have limited edition baby pink double vinyl, limited to 1000 copies or CD in stock.

A Jonathan Richman classic has had a reissue. Richman's 1992 fourth studio album I, Jonathan is a lo-fi masterpiece is out for the first time on vinyl. Includes I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar, That Summer Feeling, Parties In The USA.

Folk heavyweights Bellowhead have just released a Limited Edition John Leckie-produced, Abbey Road-recorded 10th anniversary red / black marble effect vinyl edition of Hedonism with new liner notes from each member of the band.

Various - Bruton BrutoffThe Ambient, Electronic and Pastoral Side of the Bruton Library Catalogue - The ambient, electronic and pastoral sounds of the Bruton library catalogue on black vinyl.

NHS400 is a 12" EP on blue vinyl. A 6-track compilation which brings together 12 artists from the London drum & bass Hospital Records label.

New studio album Space for the Earth from Ozric Tentacles was released in October and features guest appearances from former members Joie Hinton, Nick van Gelder, Champignon and Paul Hankin. 'This is space music for people from Earth to enjoy' Ed Wynne 

Former Belle and Sebastian member Isobel Campbell's third solo album Amorino was originally released on 7th October 2003. It's reissued on ltd edition vinyl in a gatefold sleeve or CD. 'Instrumental touches by Portishead's Adrian Utley and a duet with former Vaselines (and Kurt Cobain Favourite) Eugene Kelly.' 

Isobel Campbell's 2006 album Milkwhite Sheets, which interweaves traditional songs from Appalachia and The British Isles alongside songs written & produced by Campbell has been released on CD and on 4th December as Limited edition vinyl reissue in a gatefold sleeve. Available to Pre -Order now.


We have new limited edition remastered reissues of 2 of the pioneering Funk/Soul artist Betty Davis' albums in stock. Her self titled album from 1973 and They Say I'm Different from 1974. Betty married Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock. He said of her 'If Betty were singing today she would be something like Madonna something like Prince. She was the beginning of all of that.'

Four Tet's There Is Love In You has been reissued on vinyl as a deluxe, limited edition 3xLP set that includes remixes by Caribou, Jon Hopkins, Floating Points, Joy Orbison, and Roska. 

Green Day's frontman Billie Joe Armstrong releases No Fun Mondays a collection of covers feat. I Think We're Alone Now and Manic Monday. Available on limited edition baby blue vinyl or CD.

Sophie Ellis Bextor's Songs From The Kitchen Disco. During lockdown thousands have been tuning in to Sophie's Kitchen Discos filmed live with her family. 20 tracks on double blue vinyl including a selection of her top 10 singles. CD coming very soon!


Enclosures is a new ambient mini album by the secretive Yorkshire outfit Craven Faults. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.

Loudon Wainwright III's new album was released October 2020. It is a collaboration with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks - I'd Rather Lead A Band. 'This album showcases a fresh side of LW3 with big band sounds and timeless songs from Irving Berlin, Cliff Friend, Lew Brown and others' Out on vinyl & CD.

Tunng Presents Dead Club is a new album, podcast series and conversation on death and grief composed and produced by experimental London band Tunng. Out on vinyl & CD.

A Decade of Destruction Vol. 2 completes the impressive list of hits Five Finger Death Punch have accumulated their career.

Amy Winehouse - The Collection is a 5CD box set featuring the albums Frank, Back To Black and Lioness: Hidden Treasures and Live In London, a concert recorded at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London in 2007 and a collection of remixes from Frank and Back To Black, such as a Hot Chip remix of Rehab, and a Kardinal Beats remix of Love Is A Losing Game.

Les Disques du Crepuscule present a deluxe reissue edition of iconic compilation From Brussels With Love which was the label's first release back in November 1980, and is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. It was originally released on cassette - the reissue is on black/white double vinyl. The featured artists include A Certain Ratio, Gavin Bryars, Harold Budd, Thomas Dolby, Dome, The Durutti Column, John Foxx, Martin Hannett, Richard Jobson, The Names, Bill Nelson, Kevin Hewick + New Order, Michael Nyman and Der Plan.

Mercury Music Prize shortlisted album Rice, Pasta and other Fillers by Porridge Radio has had limited reissue. We have the CD in stock.

Double whammy from the Swedish post punk band this week. Viagra Boys' new EP Common Sense is released this week on vinyl and their 2019 album Street Worms is back in stock on 2CD.

Peaches (The Very Best Of) is a 2LP collection of The Stranglers' most famous celebrated songs for the first two decades of their illustrious career including iconic tracks such as Peaches, Golden Brown, No More Heroes and Hanging Around.

Spandau Ballet 40 years The Greatest Hits is out Friday on red double vinyl and 3CD as is a 12" 40th Anniversary reissue of their first ever single To Cut A Long Story Short on limited black vinyl. Limited to 2,000 copies.

Originally released in 2000 Bert Jansch’s Crimson Moon is some of his finest work and sees the musician at the top of his game, with appearances from Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and many more. Re-issued earlier this year on vinyl for its 20th Anniversary it now gets a release on CD.

Shakin' Stevens Singled Out The Definitive Singles Collection is out as a double vinyl or 3CD set.

Gary Barlow - Music Played By Humans - New Ltd Deluxe Red 2LP or CD

New CDS released this week

10th Anniversary Edition of the the 2010 Mercury Music Prize nominated album Wake Up The Nation by Paul Weller remixed by Jan 'Stan' Kybert.

Marathon is the brand new progressive project by Marillion's Mark Kelly. CD and CD+DVD versions available.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Straight To You Live CD/DVD

The latest Now That's What I Call Music 107 and Now 100 Hits 60s No.1s

Steps What The Future Holds & Daniel O Donnell Daniel


Shop bestseller The Beths - Future Me Hates Me released last month is back in stock on limited neon yellow splatter vinyl.

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges Present - Texas Sun - New 12" EP

England Is A Garden by Cornershop was dubbed one of BBC6 Music's albums of the year this week. It's one of ours too. It is in stock on limited coloured vinyl or CD.

Rival Consoles' (aka Ryan Lee West) new album Articulation was released in August. On clear vinyl with postcard. For experimental electronic fans.

Colombian musician Ela Minus' debut electronic/techno/rock album, Acts of Rebellion, in stock on Ltd silver vinyl.

The Waterboys' 14th studio album Good Luck, Seeker released this summer is in stock on standard or deluxe CD. Inspiration for the album came 'from The Stones, Kate Bush, Sly and the Family Stone, Kendrick and stellar Waterboys history to produce the sonics and tones for the release. The album is best described as part song diary, part epic and a spoken word recording.' XSNoise

We have Goat Girl's limited 2018 7" single The Man and their 2018 self titled debut album in stock.


Tangerine Dream The Sessions II

IQ - Frequency

Martin Simpson's New album Home Recordings is just that - recorded during the 2020 lockdown. Includes sublime takes on songs by Bob Dylan, John Prine, Lyle Lovett and Robin Williamson.


A Certain Ratio ACR LOCO is back in stock on spearmint green vinyl.

Favourites of the year... Khruangbin's 2020 album Mordechai & Ghostpoet's I Grow Tired But Dare Not fall Asleep both on black vinyl

Thanks to those of you who have pre-ordered The White Stripes - The White Stripes Greatest Hits. NB. This release was due 4th December but has been put back to 12th February 2021. 

Off The Beaten Tracks Customers' Album Of The Year 2020...So Far!

You are a lovely lot! More votes have been coming in for your fave albums of this year - thank you, we've been missing your feedback and we are really enjoying these insights. 

To kick us off here's the top choices from this super bunch...

Holly's Top Albums

Peace Levellers - another smasher from our favourite socialists ...still relevant 30 years on.

Also Self Surgery Mrs Piss redolent of 90s grunge... babes in toylandesquue with in-your-face album artwork. My shortest ever album 🙂

Aimie's Top Albums

My favourites of 2020: Thurston Moore By The Fire. I love this album it's pure Thurston genius and We Are Sent Here By History Shabaka and the Ancestors It totally lived up to all expectations of experimental and emotional jazz. 

John's Top Albums

1) Telemetric Sounds Heliocentrics Seamless blend of funk, jazz and pychedelic excursions in space from this London based group which includes drummer Malcolm Catto. Would please the ears of both beat heads as well as psych rock fans.
2) Hearts Ease Shirley Collins Luckily we did not have to wait long for another solid album from the folk stalwart Shirley Collins. Great mix of traditional as well as new(ish) songs such as the gorgeous 'Sweet Greens and Blues' which are framed by spot on production.
3) The Ascension Sufjan Stevens. Another fantastic long player from Sufjan- trading the guitar for lush synths and electronics this time along with more introspective lyrics has resulted in another solid album. A artist you can always rely upon!


Les' Top Albums

1) Freier Ghest Sofia Portanet. My most listened to album to come out in 2020. The best voice I've heard in a long time. Absolutely stunning. With some great hooks. I've had a lot of these German pop tracks on repeat over and over and over.

2) We Are Sent Here By History Shabaka and the Ancestors Fabulous Jazz album.

3) Preludio Fabiano Do Nascimento. This is a really good Latin acoustic album. The vocals are nice and understated letting the lovely guitar playing be really enjoyed. This is easily my favourite 'easy evening' album of the year.

Nick's Top Allbums

In a normal year I might have been more adventurous! But in a year of uncertainty and insecurity I have found great listening to albums from bands that I’ve grown with. In some cases these albums have been released a considerable time after their last release.
1) ACR Loco  A Certain Ratio - I love this band and this is an amazing return to their funky best. I kind of missed them as I was a lad as I was too young/not cool enough. The musicianship on it is ace and it’s also made me explore their vibrant back catalogue again. So... a definite North West flavour for this year’s top 3 but I’m happy with my choice. ACR Loco is just immense and I’m gonna do my utmost to catch them live next Autumn when hopefully this episode is behind us!
2) The Universal Want  Doves. I love these lads and pretty much all they’ve done. This is up there with their best stuff and was definitely worth the wait.
3) I Love the New Sky Tim Burgess
It has a lovely sound, a mixture of styles, intelligent and gentle lyrics...special mention too for his Listening Parties that gave us something to cling to and come together around during Lockdown #1... the boy’s getting on for National Treasure status.
Special mentions must also go to Field Music for their amazing concept album Making a New World. It was special to hear it played in its entirety live in February. On the pop front I have also loved Hazel English’s Wake Up! It’s packed with sun-drenched California cool.
THANKS to all these customers for their favourites so far!
Drop us a line with your top 3 albums of 2020 and the reason why. We'll be sharing ours too and sharing the albums with the most votes at the close of the year.
The good news is that we can open our doors again on Wednesday 2nd December 10.00am. We will resume normal opening hours. 10-5.30pm Tues-Sat (late opening til 6pm on Fridays). We look forward to seeing you again, from a safe distance ofcourse!
The less good news is that Lincolnshire is in Tier 3 until 16th December so we really appreciate your patience whilst we have to limit numbers of customers in our small shop and take care with social distancing. Staff will be wearing a mask at all times, we have a screen across the counter, we recommend card payments where possible and we have access to hand sanitizer at the door.
Remember you can order online and pick up at the shop at your convenience for no extra charge. Or we can still deliver free of charge to Louth.
Thank you for your continued support, it means a lot to a family business.
See you soon, Mark

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