digging 80s pop obscurities has long been part of emotional rescues mission statement and the unearthing of this cover of the talking heads classic by the little known, italian new wave band politrio for a limited 7inch press is a worthy addition.
celebrating 35 years of bronski beat with a limited edition pink vinyl reissue of “the age of consent”, remastered from the original analogue tapes. also includes 2 cds with the album and 20 bonus tracks - demos. bbc-session, unheard tracks and remixes.
TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW... THE COMPLETE ALBUMS BOX (180G 3LP BOX)
3x12" Vinyl lp box D03.12.18
all of phil collins’ studio albums newly remastered and issued on beautiful 180g audiophile vinyl. this limited edition box comes complete with the first 2 re-issues, “face value” (1981) and “both sides” (1993) with space for the other albums to complete your collection.
the 80s pop annual 2 is the latest exclusive to vinyl release on demon records, featuring 4 sides of vinyl containing 30 tracks of essential classic pop of the eighties, including cyndi lauper, belinda carlisle, the bangles, hall & oates, the jacksons, adam & the ants and many more. the double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with original artwork.
THE GRAVEYARD AND THE BALLROOM (LTD ORANGE LP + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK30.10.18
as part of the label’s 40th anti-versary celebration, mute brings back the 1980 debut album from acr in a limited edition of 1000 copies on orange coloured vinyl, housed (with sleeve) in a translucent orange puch. comes with download code included.
soundway records delivers a beautifully remastered reissue of brazilian duo grupo controle digital’s only album, “a festa É nossa”. first released in 1988, the album is now housed in a tip-on heavyweight sleeve with restored artwork.
kaum zu glauben: das legendäre »look sharp!« von roxette feiert 2018 seinen 30. geburtstag. anlässlich dieses jubiläums präsentieren die schwedischen pop-rock-ikonen eine 30th-anninversary-edition auf limitiertem rotem vinyl. »look sharp!« ist das zweite studioalbum von roxette. es erschien ursprünglich im oktober 1988 und brachte der band den internationalen durchbruch. es landete in schweden auf platz eins der charts. mit »the look« und »listen to your heart« enthält die platte zwei nummer-eins-hits (in den usa), außerdem weitere hits wie »dangerous« und »dressed for success«.
am 7. juni 2018 hätte er seinen 60. geburtstag gefeiert: prince. vor zwei jahren musste die musikwelt abschied von dem legendären sänger, komponisten, songwriter und multiinstrumentalisten nehmen. mit »piano & a microphone 1983« gibt es jetzt ein weiteres seltenes zeugnis seines kreativen schaffens, eine homestudio-aufnahme mit vielen spannenden frühen versionen und nie veröffentlichten tracks.
tel avivs hectik and asaf samuel come with a vicious edit of a drunk and rowdy wedding classic. mexicos mufti takes the maserati into overdrive with his rework of an 80s heater. international waters wont be muddied by this unity of lust and fury.
the man, the myth, the legend, back in the 80s jesse rae, along with roger troutman and bernie worrell, was part of the p-funk movement that was hugely influential to detroit’s early electronic experiments. lesser known is that the enigmatic scot-funk warrior later produced underground electronic tracks in the 90s. the inaugural release on glasgow label southside shufflers presents two of jesses shufflers on vinyl for the first time on the global 95 ep- a sampler from his pioneering 1995 album compression. ever the innovator, jesse recorded the album collaboratively using live isdn technology spanning three continents, with the resultant tracks fusing african, us electro-funk and old scots influences. 23 years later, jesse’s under the radar shufflers sound more relevant than ever. southside shufflers are a record label and sports collective based in glasgow with outposts in london and amsterdam. sss aint no half steppin!
special limited edition rsd 2018 album release. newly mastered from the original 1/4” tapes. overseen and approved by dave stewart & annie lennox. redesigned sleeve artwork, 180gram red coloured vinyl. includes download code.
crazy 12 track library music style album on this ace italian label. all based around bumping live rhythms triggering an obscure japanese drum synth module recorded in 2018. it was november 2017 when i received a call from an old friend, hi fabrizio, i found a rare japanese drum machine, you should come and see it before i put this on ebay. i went to check it out and immediately realized it had more potential than just drum sounds generation, it was able to produce quirky and creepy sounds if triggered by any sound source. so i bought it and brought in the studio, where me and alex were laying down new beats and ideas. it took just three days of jams to get the skeleton of this record done: i programmed the module to receive alex s drum hits and the device started creating synth lines, almost as it was speaking its own language.i ve found a soul in this machine, and i wanted to bring it to life in these tracks, a mix of arranged compositions and improvised jams. no root keys, no grids, no clicks, everything came out in an instinctive and natural way as far as we know it s the first time this synthesizer/drum machine is been used in this improper and new way.
speak & spell | the 12” singles contains a facsimile reproduction of the rare flexi disc “sometimes i wish i was dead” b/w “king of the flies” (the fad gadget track as on the original release), dreaming of me 12”: “dreaming of me” b/w “ice machine”, new life 12”: “new life (remix)” b/w “shout! (rio mix)”, just can’t get enough 12”: “just can’t get enough (schizo mix)” b/w “any second now (altered)”, original single poster reproduction, download card.
A BROKEN FRAME - THE SINGLES (3LP BOXSET + DL CARD)
3x12 lpbox D31.08.18
a broken frame | the 12” singles contains see you 12”: “see you (extended version)” b/w “now this is fun (extended version)”, the meaning of love 12”: “the meaning of love (fairly odd mix)” b/w “oberkorn (it’s a small town) (development mix)”, leave in silence 12”: “leave in silence (longer)” b/w “further excerpts from: my secret garden” and “leave in silence (quieter)”, original single poster reproduction, download card.
polaroid were an italian post-punk/new wave band, formed in turin in 1981. the original lineup of the band consisted of marcello zavatto (voice, guitar), massimo vagnarelli (bass, drum-machine), evandro fornasier (guitar), claudio vagnarelli (synthersizer) and marco farano (drums). polaroid made their debut with the cassette 6-track ep
el deux is the swiss electro-pop trio of gutze gautschi (guitar, vocals), steno onetz (bass), martin kraft (vocals, drum machine). formed circa 1981 in aarau by gutze and steno who played together in punk/new wave band fresh color aka frische farbe featuring a pre-yello dieter meier. gutze?s minimal electronic compositions did not fit the concept of fresh color, so they formed a new project with their live mixer, martin kraft, on vocals.
the final countdown is the third studio album by the swedish hard rock band europe, and one of the most glorious launches in history. released in 1986, the album was a huge commercial success selling over 3 million units in the united states alone, peaking at number 8 on the u.s. billboard 200 chart and reaching high positions in charts worldwide. pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
sextet (1982) will be released on clear orange vinyl (with download code included) in a textured sleeve replicating the original factory release. dark and brooding, yet bright and funky, sextet is a firm favourite amongst the critics and saw a certain ratio refine the experimentation of the first two albums and deliver a masterpiece that is as off-kilter and weird as it is commercial and pop.
limited edition 180 gram double vinyl reissue in gatefold sleeve, housed in a foil slipcase with robert williams original jacket art. remastered for the first time from original stereo analog tapes (192khz 24bit high resolution transfers). original single vinyl release expanded to a double vinyl with gnr logo hologroove hologram on side 4. includes a download code for cd quality digital edition of the album (expires december 31, 2020).