Welcome to 2022! New 2nd Hand Arrivals & Shop's Best of 21

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Welcome to 2022 at Off The Beaten Tracks.

NEW releases in: 

Fu Manchu - A Look Back: Dogtown & Z-Boys This limited edition double LP run is pressed on one purple and one green vinyl and features an etching from legendary skater, Lance Mountain. 

On rock n roll singer/songwriter Dion's latest release Stomping Ground he has yet again enlisted the music world's most iconic and talented stars to bring his blues to life. Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Keb' Mo', Joe Bonamassa, Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen and more.

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - Georgia Blue (Black Friday 2021) double translucent blue vinyl version and CD version also in stock.

Katherine Priddy - The Eternal Rocks Beneath - CD

La Luz - La Luz, the self-titled fourth album from Seattle indie rock band. Eco recycled coloured vinyl.


As January looks like a quieter month for new releases we'll take the time to showcase more of our new 2nd hand items in the shop - here's a random selection of exciting new arrivals:

David Bowie ‎– ChangesOneBowie (UK, LP 1980) Black label VG+ condition with rare Lifetimes insert and printed inner £12

David Bowie – Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) (UK, 2LP RSD release) Vg+ Beautiful close to Near Mint condition £45

The Cure ‎– Boys Don't Cry (UK, LP 1983 reissue) SPELP 26 VG £15

The Doors ‎– Greatest Hits (Europe, LP 1982 reissue) Vinyl VG+ with full colour inner. Some light wear to sleeve £10

Faust ‎– The Faust Tapes (UK, LP 1973) Ex+ beautiful copy £12

Fleetwood Mac ‎– Tango In The Night (UK, LP 1987) VG+ with printed inner & hype sticker £10

Free – Heartbreaker (UK, LP 1972) VG+ £7

Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‎– Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Europe, 2LP Gatefold Reissue) Ex+ £7

Hawkwind – Silver Machine (UK, 12” 1978) VG+ Metallic Sleeve £5

Carole King ‎– Tapestry (UK, LP 1071) Ex+ £12

King Crimson ‎– In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (UK, LP 1970 Pink Island Rim Reissue Matrix ilps+9111+a3) Vinyl VG+ Wear to the back cover £15

Prince – Lovesexy (1988, LP Alsdoff Pressing) Ex+ with rare hype sticker on front £12

John Martyn – Sapphire (UK, LP 1984) Vg+ £6

Megadeth ‎– Hangar 18 (UK, 12” 1991) vg- playable copy, wear to picture sleeve £6

Queen ‎– Sheer Heart Attack (UK, LP Nov 1974) VG+ with printed inner £15

Bessie Smith ‎– Nobody's Blues But Mine (UK, 2LP 1972) EX+ £6

Taj Mahal ‎– The Real Thing (US, 2LP 1971) Vg+ £12

Tyrannosaurus Rex ‎– Prophets, Seers & Sages, The Angels Of The Ages / My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair... But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows (UK, 2LP 1972 2 album set) TOOFA3/4 VG+ £10

U2 – War (Europe, LP 1985 reissue) VG £7

We are back to normal opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm (6.00pm Fridays)


We are continuing to drool over and marvel at the best releases of 2021. Cheers to all of you who have sent in your Top Albums of last year. We have enjoyed looking over them.

Dave C:

Bright Green Field - Squid

Forest of Your Problems - Snapped Ankles

Butterfly 3000 - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Best Music DVD

American Utopia - David Byrne
Best re-released obscurity
Jolene - The Sisters of Mercy, from the RSD BBC Sessions 1982-1984
James Yorkston & the secondhand orchestra - the wide wide river
Max Richter - Voices 2
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage
Nightmares On Wax - Shout Out! To Freedom (Warp)
Park Hye Jin - Before I Die (Ninja Tune)
Leon Vynehall - Rare, Forever (Ninja Tune)
and so here's our favourite releases of the year, the usual baker's dozen, in no particular order - but honourable mentions must go to:
Jake Newby - Promises Kept & Broken
A fantastic record from Louth based artist, full of great songs, brilliantly arranged and produced. Have enjoyed it as much as any record this year :)
El Michels Affair - Yeti Season
Probably played this the most in the shop over the year - such a great upbeat record!!! 
Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams 
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises 
Joan As Police Woman and Tony Allen and Dave Okumu - The Solution is Restless
Alfa Mist - Bring Backs
Billie Nomates - Billy Nomates
Little Simz - Sometimes I might Be An Introvert
Mogwai - As The Love Continues
Neil Young - Barn 
Katherine Priddy - The Eternal Rocks Beneath 
Dinosaur Jr -  Sweep It Into Space
Lindsey Buckingham - Lindsey Buckingham

Look forward to seeing you in 2022 :)


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