Record Store Day UK returns this Saturday (22nd April) and we have seven exclusive vinyl releases lined up to mark the occasion this year including 7″ singles from The Fall and Hawkwind along with Double LPs of some of our most popular box sets. Here’s what’s on the way from us this year…
Hawkwind – Kerb Crawler / Honky Dorky – Format: 7″
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS’ Atomhenge label is pleased to announce for Record Store Day 2017 the release of a 180 gram 45 rpm vinyl limited edition release of the classic 1976 single by HAWKWIND, ‘Kerb Crawler’ b/w ‘Honky Dorky’.
Featuring a line-up of Dave Brock, Robert Calvert, Simon House, Simon King, Alan Powell & Nik Turner, the single was originally issued on Charisma Records and was mixed by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. Featuring the rare B-side ‘Honky Dorky’ (a non-album track), this Atomhenge reissue is adorned in a new picture sleeve design exclusive to Record Store Day 2017.
Various Artists: Scared to Get Happy Format:Double LP
SCARED TO GET HAPPY (A Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989) was the first box set ever to document the explosion of Indie Pop in Britain across the 1980s. This Record Store Day release is a gatefold double vinyl of Cherry Red’s seminal 2013 box set, charting Indie Pop’s development from the post punk era and the dominance of Scottish bands through to its genre-defining C86 period and onto the end of the decade, with the arrival of Madchester and the shoegazing sound. Inspired by the Nuggets compilations, the vinyl edition boasts 28 tracks spanning the Eighties, drawn from many of the key labels of the period. The gatefold details the history of this unique compilation while the two printed inner sleeves reveal more about each featured band’s own story.
1. GETTING NOWHERE FAST – Girls at Our Best!
2. DON’T COME BACK – The Marine Girls
3. THE JET SET JUNTA – The Monochrome Set
4. PARAFFIN BRAIN – The Nightingales
5. SUMMERDAYS – Weekend
6. IF SHE DOESN’T SMILE (IT’LL RAIN) – Fantastic Something
7. FEELING DIZZY – Everything But The Girl
1. I THINK I NEED HELP – The Farmers Boys
2. THE SUN SHINES HERE – Hurrah!
3. EVERYBODY’S PROBLEM – Pulp
4. PLENTY – The Woodentops
5. UP THE HILL AND DOWN THE SLOPE – The Loft
6. THE CHOCOLATE ELEPHANT MAN – Biff Bang Pow!
7. SOMETHING HAPPENS – The Mighty Lemon Drops
1. THRU THE FLOWERS – The Primitives
2. SAD – The BMX Bandits
3. ALMOST PRAYED – The Weather Prophets
4. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE? – Mighty Mighty
5. RED SLEEPING BEAUTY – McCarthy
6. SHINE ON – House Of Love
7. SHIMMER – The Flatmates
1. DELILAH SANDS – The Brilliant Corners
2. IF I SAID – The Darling Buds
3. TOY – The Heart Throbs
4. KEEP THE CIRCLE AROUND – Inspiral Carpets
5. ONLY (A PRAWN IN WHITBY) – Cud
6. LANDSLIDE – The Popguns
7. SKIN STORM – Bradford
Various Artists: Close to the Noise Floor Format:Double LP
Following last year’s brilliantly received 4CD set exploring the origins of electronica in the UK, we present this 2LP edition featuring key tracks specifically selected for their suitability to vinyl listening. Enthralled by the mysterious electronics of Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Gong and German Kosmische artists, and inspired by the DIY ethos of punk, a quiet revolution took place across the UK in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The rise of the microchip and the advent of affordable synthesisers liberated countless artists for whom guitars, drums and bass had become old hat, and in grubby bedsits, unremarkable living rooms and art school halls across Britain, UK electronica was born. The underground, fuelled by cassette exchanges, co-operative vinyl compilations and a thriving mail order network, quickly began to stretch the boundaries of sonic experimentation. Close To The Noise Floor explores every corner of this fascinating and often overlooked chapter in UK musical history. Entirely free from safety pins and hair dye, but always experimental, explorative, unusual and thrilling, this is the story of a mild-mannered, post-punk revolution long under appreciated. And who better to tell this story than the artists themselves…. Close To The Noise Floor features artist written sleevenotes, extracts from Dave Henderson’s legendary 1983 Wild Planet overview of the entire scene and an introductory essay from Mr Henderson himself.
1. FIVE TIMES OF DUST – Computer Bank
2. O YUKI CONJUGATE – Disco Song
3. THE KLINGONS – R.A.M.
4. INSTANT AUTOMATONS – New Muzak
5. CULTURAL AMNESIA – Materialistic Man
1. BLAH BLAH BLAH – In The Army
2. 100% MANMADE FIBRE – Green For Go
3. WE BE ECHO – Sexuality
4. LEGENDARY PINK DOTS – God Speed
5. MUSLIMGAUZE – Muslin Gauze Muslim Prayer
1. STORM BUGS – Himeal (And She Blew)
2. COLIN POTTER – I Am Your Shadow
3. PORTION CONTROL – Go For The Throat
4. THOSE LITTLE ALIENS – Sentimental
5. JOHN FOXX – A New Kind Of Man (Alternative Version)
6. BOURBONESE QUALK – God With Us
1. BRITISH STANDARD UNIT – D’Ya Think I’m Sexy?
2. FINAL PROGRAM – Protect And Survive
3. SEA OF WIRES – Robot Dance
4. MALCOLM BROWN – Sedation Strokes
5. KONSTRUKTIVIST – Western Vein
6. ZORCH – Adrenalin (Return of the Elohim Pt 1)
The Fall Masquerade (Single Mix) / Masquerade (PWL Mix) Format 7″
A previously unreleased on 7″ – we have 2 mixes of Masquerade – a track that first appeared on the hard to find Levitate album in 1998. This single is a prelude to the re-issue of Levitate album on CD and Vinyl by Cherry Red. The versions of this single previously appeared on the rare 10″version (10 Artful 1).
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Format LP
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS are proud to announce for Record Store Day 2017 the release of a 180 gram vinyl LP limited edition release of “THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN”. The Psychedelic Rock classic burst forth in 1968, topping the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic and spawning the hit single ‘Fire’. The rock world discovered the delights of rock’s supreme showman ARTHUR BROWN and his influence would be felt the following decade when ALICE COOPER acknowledged his debt to Arthur’s genius. Produced by WHO manager KIT LAMBERT and WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND, this classic album has been remastered and includes a reproduction of a very rare 1968 Track Records promotional poster.
1. PRELUDE – NIGHTMARE
2. FANFARE – FIRE POEM
4. COME AND BUY
5. TIME – CONFUSION
1. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
2. SPONTANEOUS APPLE CREATION
3. REST CURE
4. I’VE GOT MONEY
5. CHILD OF MY KINGDOM#
Matata – Air Fiesta Format:LP
Long admired by fans of Afro Funk, Matata were contemporaries of Osibisa, Cymande, Assagai and other black groups from the early 1970s who fused African music with black American funk rhythms. Schooled in the nightclubs of Kenya, Matata came to the UK in the early 1970s and signed to President Records. Their debut album, Matata – Air Fiesta, was issued in 1972 and promoted by two infectious singles, the Rare Groove classic ‘Wanna Do My Thing’ and 1973’s ‘I Need Somebody’. Presented using the original front and back cover designs, boasting additional archive photos and pictures on the insert. The vinyl has been mastered from the original master tapes held in the President Records archive.
1. WILD RIVER
2. BEAUTIFUL BURRA
3. MAYO MAYO
4. JUNGLE WARRIOR
5. WOWO WOSWO
6. I NEED SOMEBODY
1. WANNA DO MY THING
2. VIJANA AFRICA
3. PICHA YAKO
4. MOSALA TOKOSLAKA
5. YOU’VE GOTTA FIND ME
6. MAENDELEO YA KENYA
Mortimer – On Our Way Home Format: LP
Mortimer, the harmony soft rock trio from New York State, were signed with Apple Records in 1968 on the strength of George Harrison’s say so. The second LP of their career was due for release in the summer of 1969 but was pulled at the last minute due to changes at Apple. The tapes have sat in the vaults ever since. Now RPM is pleased to present for the first time the LP that should have been the release straight after The Iveys LP in the Apple Records catalogue. Mastered from the original tapes, the recordings were originally produced by Peter Asher with additional arrangements by Richard Hewson. Bearing a photo taken by Peter Asher, this is from a previously unseen cache of photos stored by Apple. The LP title track is the song given to Mortimer by Paul McCartney which The Beatles later recorded as ‘Two Of Us.’
1. ON OUR WAY HOME
2. I DIDN’T KNOW
3. YOU DO TOO
5. PEOPLE WHO ARE DIFFERENT
1. YOU DON’T SAY YOU LOVE ME
2. MILES APART
3. DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU ANYMORE
4. NO BUSINESS BEING HERE
5. IN MEMORY OF HER
6. PICK UP YOUR HEART
To find out more about Record Store Day visit the offiicial website here: http://recordstoreday.co.uk/