The year is winding down but there are still plenty of great new releases coming out on vinyl. This week we are featuring the latest from Bjork, Gord Downie and Tyler, the Creator plus, a vinyl release from our pal Brad Sucks. We also have a huge list of new vinyl restocks and additions to the selection here at Backbeat. With over 1100 new records and 4000 used records in stock you’ll be sure to find something to spin tonight!
On to the new releases!
Blade Runner 2049 – Soundtrack
The soundtrack highlights the entrancing, ethereal, and enigmatic original score composed by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer [Inception, The Dark Knight, Gladiator, The Lion King] and Golden Globe & Emmy nominee Benjamin Wallfisch [It, Hidden Figures, Annabelle: Creation]. Original and classic compositions round out this sci-fi noir masterpiece. Finally, the album concludes with an original song by a Grammy Award nominee. Over a backdrop of cyber-infused soul production, it delivers a hypnotic and haunting performance.
Together, Zimmer and Wallfisch sought to continue the incredible musical legacy of the original 1982 Blade Runner by Vangelis, while imparting a piece of themselves upon the score. In order to do so, they implemented vintage synths such as “the star of the score” a Yamaha CS80 from the late seventies as well as modern technological innovations, yielding a rich sonic palette wholly cognizant of this world and the vision of director Denis Villeneuve.
Gord Downie – Introduce Yerself
The music was recorded swiftly over two four-day sessions in January 2016 and February 2017, with the final album often reflecting first takes.
Introduce Yerself continues the collaborative relationship that last year brought the music of Downie’s historic Secret Path to life, with Drew producing the album and co-writing a number of the new songs.
Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy
Flower Boy is the fourth studio album by American rapper Tyler, the Creator. Although the album’s production was handled entirely by Tyler, the Creator himself, it features guest vocals from a range of artists, including Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Anna of the North, Lil Wayne, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Estelle, Jaden Smith and Rex Orange County.
The album was supported by four singles: “Who Dat Boy” / “911”, “Boredom”, “I Ain’t Got Time!” and “See You Again”. Flower Boy received widespread acclaim from critics and debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, selling 70,000 copies in its first week in the United States. The album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Björk – Utopia
Björk is a rare artist – a true original, a non-conformist with wide appeal, an extraordinary genre-busting musical individual who speaks to the heart, the head and the feet. She is the quintessential modern musician, ceaselessly innovating, and completely multi-dimensional in the way she uses performance, technology, fashion, video and art to complement her music.
Utopia is written by Björk with five of the 14 songs co-written by Arca and one of the songs co-written by Sarah Hopkins. Björk formed a twelve piece Icelandic female flute orchestra, which she arranged for and conducted. She also wrote an arrangement for Hamrahlíðarkórinn, a choir conducted by Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir.
Brad Sucks – Better Than Nothing
If you were at Backbeat during Record Store Day 2016 you would have seen Brad Sucks performing right here! Now, the first ever, limited run Brad Sucks vinyl hand-pressed on a stunning orange to red gradient coloured vinyl has arrived. It has 11 of the most popular Brad Sucks songs in one convenient package. Check out this Q&A with Brad done by OttawaLife then head down here to pick up the record: http://www.ottawalife.com/article/greatest-hits-or-better-than-nothing-q-a-with-brad-sucks
Big List of Restocks and Additions to Our New Record Selection
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Bahamas – Is Afie
Black Keys – El Camino
Booker T. And The MGs – Green Onions
Bowie, David – Changesonebowie
Bowie, David – Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
Brown, Clifford/Roach, Max – Study In Brown
Coldplay – Parachutes
Coleman, Ornette – Something Else!!!!
Coltrane, John – Blue Train
Del Rey, Lana – Born To Die
Eminem – Encore
Eminem – Show
Eno, Brian – Before And After Science
Eno, Brian – Taking Tiger Mountain
Evans, Bill – Waltz For Debby
Green Day – Greatest Hits: Gods Favorite Band
Guaraldi, Vince – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Guns N Roses – Appetite For Destruction
Hell, Richard & The Voidoids – Blank Generation (20TH Ann.)
Holiday, Billie – Lady In Satin
Iggy Pop – The Idiot
James, Etta – At Last
July Talk – Touch
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard & Mild High Club – Sketches Of Brunswick East
Lamar, Kendrick – Damn
Lamar, Kendrick – Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
London, Julie – Julie
Lumineers – Cleopatra
Marley, Bob – Rastaman Vibration
Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See
Metallica – And Justice For All
Metallica – Master Of Puppets
Metallica – Metallica
Mingus, Charles – Mingus Ah Hum
Morgan, Lee – Candy
National – High Violet
Nelson, Willie – Spirit (Gold Vinyl/Gatefold)
Nimoy, Leonard – Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space
Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
Oasis – Definitely Maybe
Peterson, Oscar Trio – Night Train
Petty, Tom – Greatest Hits
Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers – Into The Great Wide Open
Pink Floyd – Animals
Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Rancid – And Out Come The Wolves
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits
Redding, Otis – Live In Europe (50TH Ann.)
Replacements – Let It Be
Simone, Nina – Sings Ellington!
Sinatra, Frank – In The Wee Small Hours
Sinatra, Frank/Basie, Count – Sinatra-Basie
Soundtrack – Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2
Soundtrack – V1 Guardians Of The Galaxy
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon – Kill The Moonlight
Tragically Hip – Road Apples
Tragically Hip – Trouble At The Henhouse
Tragically Hip – Trouble At The Henhouse
Various Artists – A Very Special Christmas
Weezer – Weezer (BLUE Album)
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