Italians Do Better

Vinyl Releases

SHADOW (LTD WHITE & CLEAR VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 28.12.18
limitierte auflage der chromatics-ep shadow (2015) auf halb klarem, halb weißem vinyl. der titelsong, eine hommage an den twin peaks soundtrack und julee cruise, stammt aus dem mysteriösen, nie erschienenen chromatics-albums dear tommy.
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IN THE CITY (LTD CLEAR & BLUE VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 28.12.18
limitierte auflage der chromatics-ep/mini-lp in the city (2010) auf halb transparent / hal blauem vinyl.
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THE ONLY ONES (PINK VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 19.12.18
pressing on translucent misty pink vinyl.
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ESCAPE FROM BERLIN (LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 23.11.18
limited pressing on grey marbled 180 gram vinyl.
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THEMES FOR AN IMAGINARY FILM (RED 3LP)
coloured 3x12" Vinyl UK 23.11.18
repress of the 2011 symmetry album on red coloured triple vinyl.
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NITE (LTD IVORY LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 22.11.18
limited repress on ivory coloured 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve..
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LADY (PINK VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 06.11.18
repress on translucent pink vinyl.
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THEMES FOR TELEVISION (CHERRY PIE COLOURED 2LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl UK 12.07.18
inspiriert von seinen beiden beiträgen zum twin peaks the return score von 2017, legt chromatics-frontmann johnny jewel nun ein ganzes album voller soundtrack-kompositionen vor. unter den 21 tracks befinden sich auch neue variationen seiner beiden twin peaks beiträge windswept und shadow. die doppel-lp erscheint auf kirschkuchenfarbenem vinyl.
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WANT YOU BACK
12" Vinyl UK 20.06.18
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TICK OF THE CLOCK (CLEAR & BLUE VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 09.04.18
pressing on clear and translucent blue split-coloured vinyl.
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WINDSWEPT (BLUE COLOURED LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl lp UK 21.02.18
jetzt auch in europa erhältlich: das soloalbum windswept (2017) von johnny jewel, kopf der chromatics und glass candy, sowie betreiber des new yorker kultindies italians do it better. windswept- enthält musik aus den neuen twin peaks- staffeln 2017 und erscheint auf cd und limitiertem milchfarbenem vinyl.
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AFTER DARK 2 - ITALIANS DO IT BETTER (CLEAR 3X12 LP)
coloured 3x12" Vinyl lp UK 13.09.13
statt einer kollektion ungleicher kuenstler erscheint after dark 2 wie eine produktion >johnny jewel & friends present<..die den idib sound auf heutigen stand bringt, ohne dabei den energischen neon-charme einzubuessen, der weiterhin ein immens attraktiver modus dieses labels bleibt
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FISHERMANS BEND (AMO1 / DAN LISSVIK RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK 25.10.11
this 12 inch showcases the first original composition by tiedye, along with remixes from studios dan lissvik & a mountain of one. the dan lissvik version was the epic closer to our solid gold compilation last year. tiedye re-invented modern aor as we know it. sit back, relax, & enjoy the music.
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IF I CANT HOLD YOU TONIGHT
12" Vinyl US 13.01.10
sublime disco ep from italians do it betters own supergroup: johnny jewel of glass candy & chromatics, nat walker (chromatics) and vocalist megan louise. 2 mixes of the title track plus 2 mixes (instrumental and demo) of >i can dream about you<. all exclusive traxx. full picture sleeve.
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WANT YOU BACK
12" Vinyl UK 04.11.09
the title track is a dreamy balearic disco number with perky female vocals (comes with a beatless alternate version). all out of order is a quirky throwback to eclectic 80s pop ballads, think laurie anderson on autotune (comes with a version sung in spanish)
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UNDER YOUR SPELL (LTD ICE BLUE VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 28.12.18
limitierte auflage der desire-ep -under your spell- (2015) auf eisblauem vinyl mit auskopplungen und alternativ-versionen diverser tracks ihres albums ii (2009). die uskanadische electronic-band desire besteht aus sängerin megan louise sowie den chromatics-mitgliedern johnny jewel und nat walker.
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II (PINK LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 13.12.18
reissue on pink coloured vinyl.
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CAMERA (RED 180G LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 22.11.18
pressing on cherry red 180 gram vinyl, cut at 45rpm.
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GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN (CLEAR VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 12.10.18
superlimitierte vinyl-auflage des cyndi lauper-covers “girls just wanna have fun” der chromatics aus 2015, das für einen werbespot der modeforma mango mit den models kate moss und cara delevingue verwendet wurde und ansonsten nur digital erschien. klares 180g vinyl.
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BEACON (WHITE 180G LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 20.06.18
the beacon crowns ashurst hill in dalton, lancashire, looming over the verdant english countryside nearly six hundred feet above sea level. this spartan brick monolith was erected in 1798 as a watch tower to warn of french invasion during the napoleonic war — & there it silently remains, keeping infinite vigil. it stands in tess roby’s mind. the beacon calls to her. “throughout my life i have felt the pull to return to it,” she says. “i’m beckoned by father’s roots & by the sullen landscape of fields leading to the coast.”
pressing on solid white 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
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CABEL DAZED / WEIRD PAINS
12" Vinyl UK 19.06.18
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NIGHT DRIVE (PINK 2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 18.06.18
remastered pink double vinyl re-issue of this 2007 album by chromatics, including 5 never before released tracks. produced by johnny jewel, vocals by ruth radelet.
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NITE (LTD RED LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 21.02.18
reissue des ersten minialbums der chromatics von 2006, das noch vor deren legendärem debütalbum -night drive- und der gründung des italians do it better-labels auf troubleman unlimited erschien und zu gleichen teilen aus fuzz-gitarren-basiertem art-rock und muskulärem italo-disco-revivalismus besteht. limitierte neuauflage auf kirschrotem vinyl.
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DIGITAL RAIN (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 21.02.18
neues soloalbum von johnny jewel, kopf der chromatics und glass candy, sowie betreiber des new yorker kultindies italians do it better. nach intensiven kollaborationen mit filmemachern wie david lynch (-win peaks new season), nicolas winding refn (drive) und ryan gosling (lost river), veröffentlicht jewel nun mit digital rain ein album voller sinnlich-warmer, analoger electronica. aufgenommen in joshua tree, abgemischt in los angeles und geschnitten vom legendären mastering-engineer bernie grundman in hollywood.
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I ALWAYS SAY YES (LTD PINK LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 16.02.18
reissue der i always say yes ep von glass candy (aka johnny jewel & ida no), die 2006 auf troubleman unlimited erschien und ein definitives statement in richtung italo-disco und synth-pop war (und ist). limitierte neuauflage auf rosafarbenem vinyl.
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LONESOME TOWN (RED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK 18.10.17
pressing on translucent red vinyl, cut at 45 rpm.
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HOME O.S.T. (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 10.08.17
critically acclaimed flemish director fien troch’s fourth film. a-side features pop music from chromatics & symmetry with johnny jewel’s ambient score on the b-side.
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A BEAUTIFUL NOW O.S.T. (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 10.08.17
soundtrack to director & writer daniela amavia’s first feature film shot in los angeles spring of 2013. starring abigail spencer, cheyenne jackson, collette wolfe, elena satine, & sonja kinski.
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LOST RIVER O.S.T. (PURPLE 180G 3X12 LP)
coloured 3x12" Vinyl lp, 180 g vinyl UK 10.10.16
johnny jewel, seine band chromatics und das kultlabel italians do it better zählen zweifelslos zu den schillernsten kreativzellen der heutigen independent musikszene. die produktionen zwischen italo-disco und electro-dream-pop haben stets eine düstere note und erinnern nicht selten an soundtracks von john carpenter. nachdem die chromatics einen song zum soundtrack des kultfilms drive mit ryan gosling beisteuerten, zeigten sie sich bei goslings regiedebüt für die vollständige musikalische untermalung verantwortlich. der lost river soundtrack enthält musik aus dem score, sowie songs aus dem film der italians do it better-acts glass candy, chromatics, desire und symmetry, sowie der teilnehmenden schauspieler saoirse ronan und ben mendelsohn
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NIGHT DRIVE (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 30.11.12
remastered double vinyl re-issue of this 2007 album by chromatics, including 5 never before released tracks. produced by johnny jewel, vocals by ruth radelet.
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KILL FOR LOVE (2XLP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 11.09.12
kill for love, chromatics first album since night drive, finally gives this loosely associated, prematurely decayed musical aesthetic its magnum opus and brilliantly transcends it.
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WARM IN THE WINTER
12" Vinyl UK 26.10.11
hot off the presses. we just got these in last nite from portland. this is our first real peak at body work, glass candys much anticipated third album. johnny & ida have been destroying clubs with both of these tracks for almost two years now. forever pushing forward into new ground from where b/e/a/t/b/o/x & 2010s feeling without touching left off, they candy coated this slice of analog glamour & sprinkled it with some stardust on top. lazer driven melodies bounce off electro primitive drums that would make moe tucker proud. idas crazy like a monkey & happy like a new year as she sings a call & response to the crowd. >warm in the winter< continues to unfold for seven plus minutes of shimmering percussive synth. the proto boogie b side >beautiful object< is so grimey it makes us think of bbbb s production on the first madonna album. the rhythms keep turning while future & past collide. johnny gives us the usual dosage of heavy bass & crisp handclaps. written & recorded in the icey montreal winter. mixed for all seasons.
entire first pressing on delicious rasperry colored vinyl !
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THE YEARS
12" Vinyl UK 26.07.11
we met fred ventura in 2006 over emails sent to italians do it better headquarters. he was one of the first people from europe to start writing the label prior to after darks release. it took us a few months to realize that this was fred ventura, the cult italo legend from milan. like a true gentleman, he had never bothered to mention it. since the early 1980s fred ventura has released numerous singles in europe & toured the world extensively as a solo artist. last year, johnny was in bologna on tour with desire & fred came out to the show to drink champagne & bring us some copies of the reissued tapes of fred’s early post punk group state of art. the lightbulb lit up & we asked him if he had any home recordings of his solo work. months later, he sent us 83 tracks of cassette recordings between 1982 & 1987. they had been sitting upstairs in a dusty box at his parents house in italy for the last 25 years. these tracks have only been heard by a handful of his closest friends. we were completely floored & honored! finding a beautiful treasure completely untouched & preserved is so rare. the songs are raw & honest written by a romantic with a love for an anthemic chorus & a drum machine running through his veins. think early minimal depeche mode with an italian heart. ornew order covering madonna produced moroder. yes, its that good. here we have the first official italians do it better release of these songs on a 4 song 12inch ep. this vinyl only release is a teaser for the >dont give up< 18 track lp out in a couple of months. so in the meantime, slip on those gucci loafers, rev up the alfa romeo and head down to the discotheque because life is too short
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CAPRICORN RISING (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 26.07.11
comes with free mp3 download codes... italians do it better head honcho mike simonetti got his start in the new york city underground house scene in the late 1980s. as a teenager he promoted parties at the legendary dance club mars. twenty years, countless edits, mixes & dj gigs around the world later, italians do it better is pleased to present mikes first slice of original music. >capricorn rising< is songs for the dance floor & the party after the after party.
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IN THE CITY (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 16.11.10
after five years of experimenting with a string of different singers, chromatics introduced ruth radelet as the lead actress to star in their films in 2005. forever standing out from the crowd, chromatics imagined the soft rock focus of hall & oates stretched over a fleetwood mac beat. trading the dancefloor for gorgeous chords & melancholic strings. they lived where it was always late & neon lights glimmered across the wet streets. this record archives studio work between 2004 & 2006 leading up to the now infamous >night drive< album.
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FEELING WITHOUT TOUCHING
12" Vinyl US 23.06.10
glass candy return with a brand new 12-inch single – italians first record of 2010. includes the cuts >feeling without touching< (video mixx and instrumental mix), >sugar & whitebread< (regular and instrumental versions), >covered in bugs< and >shine like gold & diamonds<. features full-color two-sided insert and lyric sheet and full-color sleeve
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IN THE CITY
12" Vinyl UK 10.05.10
wicked & haunting 12inch, the latest in the italians do it better series. many will recognize from dixons >body language< mix cd, but now its released in its own right w/original, accapella, + >in the headlights< & their cover of bruce springsteenÆs >im on fire<. limited w/deluxe packaging.
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ONE NIGHT AT RAW DEAL
12" Vinyl US 29.04.09
a brooding, belligerent, open top, ocean drive, wind in your hair eighties disco theme. very 80s. a perfect storm of dark synths and disco beats... where every dance floor is a crime scene.
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WHAT DID HE SAY
12" Vinyl US 17.12.08
very limited pressing of 500 copies only. this is a spacial release. tiedye remix of the all girl indie group rubies. its an absolute balearic disco workout that is rather reminiscent of their fellow swedes studio...
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I FEEL ELECTRIC
12" Vinyl UK 13.06.08
very limited pressing of 500 copies only. this is a spacial one sided release. tiedye remix the all girl indie group rubies. guest vocals is fiest). its an absolute balearic disco workout that is rather reminiscent of their fellow swedes studio...
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Releases on CD / DVD

LOST RIVER (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK) (CD)
cd UK 12.10.16
der new yorker italo-disco-musiker johnny jewel und seine chromatics liefern den soundtrack zu ryan goslings bildgewaltigem regiedebüt lost rivers aus 2015. johnny jewels produktionen zwischen italo-disco und electro dream-pop haben stets eine düstere note und erinnern nicht selten an soundtracks von john carpenter. nachdem die chromatics einen song zum soundtrack des kultfilms drive mit ryan gosling beisteuerten, zeigten sie sich bei goslings regiedebüt für die vollständige musikalische untermalung verantwortlich. der lost river soundtrack enthält musik aus dem score, songs aus dem film der italians do it better-acts glass candy, chromatics, desire und symmetry, sowie der teilnehmenden schauspieler saoirse ronan und ben mendelsohn.
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KILL FOR LOVE (CD)
cd UK 25.07.12
kill for love, chromatics first album since night drive, finally gives this loosely associated, prematurely decayed musical aesthetic its magnum opus and brilliantly transcends it.
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SOLID GOLD - A COLLECTION OF SINGLES (CD)
cd UK 03.09.10
the singles conllection on cd !!!
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AFTER DARK 2: ITALIANS DO IT BETTER (CD)
cd UK 16.09.13
feat. tracks from several artists affiliated with johnny jewel: chromatics, symmetry, glass candy, desire, mirage, and more
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THEMES FOR AN IMAGINARY FILM (CD)
cd UK 13.03.12
three years in the making, symmetry - the project that began as a conceptual tangent between glass candy, chromatics, mirage, & desires more abstract sides - finally sees its release this month. themes for an imaginary film is two hours of claustrophobic cinematic bliss compiled for painters, writers, photographers, designers, cruisers, night walkers, & dreamers. adrenaline drips thick like syrup across a horizon where memories become blurred scenes behind the windshield & yesterday s faces fade as the road strobes to aggressive rhythms. romantic melodies linger in the rearview mirror as chimera bells saturate the electric fog that s slowly rolling in.
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BEATBOX (CD)
cd UK 11.02.11
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NIGHT DRIVE (CD)
cd UK 07.12.10
so much ink has been spilled all over the world about this album in the last three years. the crazy thing is, -night drive- as we know it was never meant to be officially released. originally intended only to be the cdr demo version of the incomplete album burned for a handfull of dates in california. that was the end of summer 2007. at that time, chromatics was mostly unknown throughout the world. with only a handfull of bootlegged demos floating through the ethernet, the music was far off the radar of the music industry. no one had any clue what was around the corner. soon the press would get ahold of it, & the album would spread like wildfire overnight. the rough mix was done in portland on a lunar eclipse the night before chromatics left for their first leg of performances with new singer ruth radelet.
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IN THE CITY (CD)
cd UK 16.11.10
after five years of experimenting with a string of different singers, chromatics introduced ruth radelet as the lead actress to star in their films in 2005. forever standing out from the crowd, chromatics imagined the soft rock focus of hall & oates stretched over a fleetwood mac beat. trading the dancefloor for gorgeous chords & melancholic strings. they lived where it was always late & neon lights glimmered across the wet streets. this record archives studio work between 2004 & 2006 leading up to the now infamous >night drive< album
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