·A legend in Jamaican music, Desmond Dekker was the island’s first ‘outernational’ star, scoring huge hits in the late 60s with the likes of ‘007’, ‘It Mek’ and ‘Israelites’.
·This 2-CD set boasts all of Desmond’s recordings for Stiff between 1980 and 1982, including two albums plus stray B-sides and a brace of exclusive tracks from the rare ‘Hot City’ 12”. This was a successful period for Dekker, who enjoyed renewed popularity on the back of the 2 Tone movement.
·The majority of these recordings are currently unavailable on CD. In fact, the two albums have only been issued before as rare Japanese imports!
·Black And Dekker was self-produced with help from Vic Keary and Stiff boss Dave Robinson and engineered by the likes of Sid Bucknor (like Keary, a Trojan Records veteran). The album boasted reworkings of several of his classic 1960s singles. Also included here is ‘Juliet’, which was omitted from the UK/European edition.
BLACK AND DEKKER (1980)
4.PLEASE DON'T BEND
5.MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
11.RUDE BOY TRAIN
14.WORKOUT (Groove Version)
COMPASS POINT (1981)
1.I'LL GET BY
3.WE CAN AND SHALL
4.HURTS SO BAD
6.COME BACK TO ME
8.I DO BELIEVE/MY DESTINY
10.THAT'S MY WOMAN
13.BOOK OF RULES
14.THAT'S MY WOMAN (Remix)
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Track listing as above
The Ups And Downs
Stephen Duffy s Platinum selling debut album from 1985, featuring the International hit singles Kiss Me and Icing On The Cake This long overdue expanded edition features newly created artwork, a brand new introduction by Stephen, a vintage interview from 1985, plus 9 additional tracks, consisting of rare b-sides and 4 previously unreleased tracks and alternative mixes including the much sought after original version of Kiss Me .
Stephen was a founder member and lead singer of Duran Duran along with Nick Rhodes and John Taylor. He left before Simon Le Bon joined and the ensuing international superstardom of the Duranies. Stephen went on to form the band Tin Tin with Mulligan and Dik Davies of Fashion, Andy "Stoker" Growcott of Dexys Midnight Runners and producer Bob Lamb. They released the first version of Kiss Me through Sire Records, topping the U.S. club charts in 1982 with the band headlining gigs in New York with support from fellow label artist Madonna. Stephen went solo in 1983, releasing this, his debut album in 1985 which was the first of a string of successful solo albums using his trademark smooth vocals and catchy melodies. Stephen later shunned the world of pop to form the critically acclaimed folk group The Lilac Time and the Brit-Pop friendly Duffy.
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Three Black Nights Of Little Black Bites DVD/CD
LIVE AT THE
DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE, 1983
awaited release of the video recording and CD of the legendary Marc And The
Mambas live performances given at The Duke Of York’s Theatre in London’s West
End in 1983.
restored from the original VHS tape recordings made by the late Peter
Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV), these remain the only recordings
that exist of Marc And The Mambas performing live.
This limited collector’s
edition is intended for Marc Almond’s dedicated fan-base as a souvenir of a
renowned and legendary run of concerts and is testament to pivotal moment in
the development of his artistry and the direction his post Soft Cell career
This DVD and
CD Digi-Pak comes with an eight page booklet containing an extensive
reminiscence by Marc Almond himself.
Release Date: 12/11/2012
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Everything’s Shining Bright, the Lazy Recordings 1985-87 2CD
*** WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE, PLEASE ORDER NOW TO GET YOUR COPY!! ***
(PLEASE NOTE ALL SIGNED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT!!)
Back in the mid-80s, The Primitives combined the fuzz
guitars of The Jesus & Mary Chain with the pop sensibilities of Blondie and
a nod to cult heroes The Velvet Underground. They swiftly rose
from being a popular Indie guitar outfit to charting worldwide with "Crash”,
kickstarting a craze in bands fronted by blonde female singers (Transvision
Vamp, The Darling Buds et al).
Between 1985 and 1987, the band issued five singles/EP’s
on independent label Lazy Records (also home to My Bloody Valentine and later
Birdland) before signing with RCA.
Everything’s Shining Bright is named after their
planned Lazy Records album, which was abandoned when the band left the label –
indeed, seven of the ten previously unissued tracks here stem from those
scotched LP sessions. Also unearthed is the band’s very first demo from 1985,
consisting of three tracks including a dry-run through their eventual hit
This 2-CD set also boasts their promo-only live album at the ICA; as
such, it offers their entire Lazy output from that period.
Those Lazy singles in full:
Thru The Flowers (May 1986) Indie
Really Stupid (October 1986) Indie No.3
Stop Killing Me (February 1987) Indie
Thru The Flowers (New Version - August
1987) Indie No.3
Ocean Blue (gig freebie 7”)
Compiled with guitarist PJ Court, this 2-CD compilation boasts
re-mastered music as well as a beautifully annotated booklet boasting rare
photos and personal memories from the band.
Release Date: 25/03/2013
|DISC ONE: THE LAZY
1. THRU THE FLOWERS
2. ACROSS MY SHOULDER
3. SHE DON'T NEED YOU
5. REALLY STUPID
6. WE FOUND A WAY TO THE SUN
7. WHERE THE WIND BLOWS
8. STOP KILLING ME
9. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ
10. LAUGHING UP MY SLEEVE
11. OCEAN BLUE
12. SHADOW (Guitar Version)
13. THRU THE FLOWERS (New Version)
14. EVERYTHING SHINING BRIGHT
15. NOTHING LEFT
16. REALLY STUPID
LIVE 1985 DEMOS
17. ACROSS MY
20. NOTHING LEFT (Sounds
DISC TWO: 1987 ALBUM
I'll Stick With You
Buzz Buzz Buzz
Out Of Reach
Carry Me Home
Don't Want Anything To Change
At The ICA 15/8/87:
Stick With You
Where The Wind Blows
Found A Way To The Sun
Want Anything To Change
Be Your Dog
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