Released in 2016, I’m A Freak Baby – Grapefruit’s 3-CD overview of the UK’s late Sixties/early Seventies nascent hard rock/proto-metal scene – received rapturous acclaim from pundits and punters alike, with The Guardian’s “grim, grey and glorious” summary succinctly capturing the general response to the set. Three years later, the woodwork squeaks and out come the freaks again. And, like all good follow-ups, I’m A Freak 2 Baby expands upon the original while simultaneously tightening the stylistic mesh
Whilst the nascent “New Wave Of British Heavy Metal” movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s was raging just across the English Channel, Belgium was fomenting its own highly influential rock and metal scene and at its forefront was Belgian heavy metal group Killer.
BIG GOLD DREAMS documents the vibrant independent music scene to emerge in Scotland across the late 70s and 80s. Initially ignited by punk, labels sprang up in Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere to give a voice to the explosion of new acts across the country.
60 tracks of the finest slices of JSG in its various guises, as established by collectors around the world over the past decade. Including tracks from the USA, New Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden, Iceland, Australia as well as homegrown UK. Some previously unreleased, many first time on CD.
**Produced in limited quantity and available for exclusive pre-order directly from us, this is one you won’t want to miss. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!**
For the very first time, Carter’s entire recorded output – all 128 songs of it - is gathered together in one place!
That’s all seven glorious hit albums plus two collections of singles, B-sides and cover versions (both now expanded into double LPs), all pressed on coloured vinyl and packaged into a deluxe, silver foiled box.
PLUS a 12 page book featuring unseen archive imagery and album by album interviews with Jim Bob and Fruitbat, and two exclusive art prints, including an outtake from the very first Carter USM photo call.
Come Join My Orchestra covers British baroque pop’s formative years and its integration into a wide variety of genres, ranging from Johnny McEvoy’s exquisitely sculpted take on traditional pop balladry and a clutch of dyed-in-the-wool folkies (Ian Campbell, Bert Jansch etc) to McCartney acolytes (Fickle Pickle, Mike Batt, the Gerry Rafferty-led Humblebums) and symphonic/art rock bands like Procol Harum and Barclay James Harvest.
Each concert demonstrates what an exciting live prospect Alcatrazz truly were, CDs One, Two & Three all feature concerts recorded in Texas in 1984. CDs Four and Five are yet another unique and useful insight into the working of this band’s early work ethic, with demos and instrumentals from the 1983 debut demonstrating many of the songs’ developments.
This edition presents the Missa Luba complete in a programme which also includes the delightful Christmas in the Congo album and a selection of both children's songs and songs from Luba folklore, all performed joyfully by Father Guido Haazen's remarkable youth choir.
The Deele’s first three Solar albums (released between 1983-1987) - presented as expanded editions on this 3-CD set showcase the kind of funky R&B-and-pop fusion that was at the very heart of the music of the ‘80s, which, some three decades later, is being afforded a new level of appreciation.
Cherry Red Records is both delighted and proud to announce the newly remastered and expanded release of Howard Jones debut album “Human’s Lib”.
With the full involvement of the artist, this prestigious album is being re-issued in four remastered formats and this version has the following features:
THE DELUXE EXPANDED 2CD+DVD SET
12” PICTURE DISC FEATURING THE STEG ORIGINAL ALBUM FRONT COVER ARTWORK
THE WHITE TAPE REPLICA PRE-CONTRACT DEMO CASSETTE CONTAINING REMASTERED VERSIONS OF FOUR ORIGINAL DEMO TRACKS
AN EXTRA BONUS CD CONTAINING FURTHER PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED STUDIO, LIVE AND BBC SESSION AND REMASTERED TRACKS
THE LONG DELETED LIVE IN JAPAN CONCERT RELEASED ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL HOWARD JONES FAN CLUB RISK MEMBERSHIP CARD