It’s just over 40 years since global music icon Dionne Warwick signed with Arista Records marking a defining fifteen-year chapter in the star-studded career of the Lifetime Achievement and multi-Grammy-winning songstress, celebrated here with this first-of-its-kind box set of her (159) recordings for the label. Included are (29) bonus tracks, with nine of the twelve albums as expanded editions of the original Arista LPs, with remastering by Nick Robbins. The deluxe 64-page booklet (with artwork by Roger Williams) includes detailed essays on each album by SoulMusic.com/SoulMusic Records’ founder David Nathan (who credits Dionne’s mid-60s hits as fuelling his passion for soul music), with quotes from Dionne, Clive Davis and producer Steve Buckingham.
A band slightly out of time, Girl formed in 1979, coming to prominence with their debut LP “Sheer Greed” in January 1980. Featuring singer Phil Lewis, guitarists Gerry Laffy and Phil Collen, and joined by Gerry's brother Simon on bass, they rocked hard enough to capitalise on the burgeoning New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement that was sweeping across the UK, a scene led by Iron Maiden, Saxon and Def Leppard. Though it’s fair to say that with their pretty boy good looks and make-up, their glam leaning roots would make them a big influence on the “hair-metal” bands of the mid-1980s, but not necessarily with the then more prevalent denim & leather brigade of the NWOBHM crowd.
PACKAGED IN A DIGIPACK WITH A FULLY ILLUSTRATED 16-PAGE BOOKLET CONTAINING RARE PHOTOS AND A BRAND NEW SLEEVENOTE AND TRACK BY TRACK ANNOTATION ABOUT “ONE TO ONE” BY HOWARD JONES AS TOLD TO ACCLAIMED WRITER ANIL PRASADFEATURING AN EXPANDED SELECTION OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED STUDIO AND LIVE VERSIONS PLUS NEWLY REMASTERED TRACKSINCLUDES A DVD (NTSC/REGION FREE) CONTAINING BBC TV APPEARANCES ON TOP OF THE POPS, SATURDAY SUPERSTORE, WOGAN AND THE ROLAND RAT SHOW AS WELL AS PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS
***LIMITED EDITION WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE ALSO AVAILABLE***This expanded edition of ALL IS DREAM is presented as a plush, hardback book containing original album lyrics, lots of visuals and new sleeve-notes by Mojo’s Keith Cameron with fresh quotes from Jonathan and Grasshopper
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1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September. This six-disc boxset brings together those two classic albums alongside a host of John Peel sessions, Kamera singles, live performances and the group’s live album “In A Hole”, recorded during their tour of New Zealand and originally released on Flying Nun Records.
Fast Buck were a popular classic rock band who made just one album – a self-titled effort for Jet Records in 1976. Amazingly, despite selling 40,000 copies at the time, the LP has never been reissued on CD, until now, and includes the LP’s sole single ‘Sometime Man’! The band revolved around the talents of guitarist and songwriter Ed Hamilton, who kept the band going long after they had parted company with Jet and founded their own recording studio.
In some respects, Riot’s story is one of what might have been, and to some degree, a band not quite at the right place at the right time. What this 6 CD collection of live recordings and demos does offer is a unique and raw insight into this influential and cult hard rock and heavy metal band, as they cemented their reputation as a live draw across America in the 1980s.
The highly influential Poco are, along with the likes of the Flying Burrito Brothers, best known for being early proponents of what would soon become recognised as country rock. This 5CD set kicks off with their fourth album, “A Good Feelin’ to Know” and runs through to 1974's Cantamos with the final disc (five) featuring Poco Live in 1976.
AN EXTENSIVE 4CD/BOOK SET FEATURING OVER A HUNDRED SELF-RELEASED MISSIVES, LO-FI MANIFESTOS, BOUTIQUE LABEL OFFERINGS AND EXPRESSIONS FROM THE EDGE OF PUNK AND THE POST-PUNK EXPLOSION.THIS IS THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED COMPANION TO 2017’S ‘TO THE OUTSIDE OF EVERYTHING’
• A NEW 4CD CLAMSHELL BOX SET GATHERING TOGETHER THE FOUR ALBUMS RELEASED BYTHE LEGENDARY CLIMAX BLUES BAND BETWEEN 1973 & 1976• FEATURING THE ALBUMS “FM LIVE”, “SENSE OF DIRECTION”, “STAMP ALBUM” & “GOLD PLATED”• ALBUMS PACKAGED IN REPLICA ALBUM SLEEVE WALLETS• ALSO INCLUDES A POSTER
SoulMusic Records is very proud to present “Sacred Kind Of Love: The Columbia Recordings,” a 5-disc deluxe box set of six stellar albums, spanning nine years (1987-1996) by legendary saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., justifiably considered an influential pioneer in fusing jazz, soul, R&B and pop and bringing his distinctive sound to mainstream audiences globally.
Housed in a clamshell box containing a 52-page booklet that’s crammed to bursting point with group bios and obscure photos/memorabilia, New Moon's In The Sky is a fascinating document of a febrile period. It’s also yet another essential Grapefruit package.
***ADDITIONAL SIGNED POSTCARDS AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST***“Earthworks Complete” is a Summerfold Records box set reissue of the entire back catalogue across the band’s 20-year career. 15 titles on 20 audio and 4 DVD discs include previously unreleased and little known material.
***SIGNED POSTCARDS AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST***A NEW 8 DISC BOXED SET FEATURING NEWLY RE-MASTERED EDITIONS OF ALL OF THE SOLO ROCK ALBUMS BY GENESIS FOUNDER & KEYBOARDIST TONY BANKS ISSUED BETWEEN 1979 - 1995