Happy Friday. We usually get a delivery Fridays and today we got two so we’ve got lots to mention.
A little delay for the latest Pink Floyd – “Endless River” vinyl but it is here now, along with Hey Rosetta!, Foo Fighters and a Nirvana live album.
More details on these below.
We also received a big load of other new stock, including The Tragically Hip (on Monday, Fully Completely will also be available), Radiohead, Mazzy Star, Rheostatics, White Stripes, Guns N Roses, Blind Melon and more. Here’s the complete list:
Tragically Hip – Now For Plan A
Tragically Hip -We Are The Same
Tragically Hip -Road Apples
Tragically Hip -Up To Here
Mazzy Star – Seasons Of Your Day
Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly
Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See
Mazzy Star – Among My Swan
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Darklands
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy
Rheostatics – Whale Music
Adele – 19
Adele – 21
Guns N Roses – Appetite For Destruction
Blind Melon – Blind Melon
White Stripes – Elephant
Dead Can Dance – Into The Labyrinth
Foxygen – And Star Power
Radiohead – Kid A
Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas
Now on to the new releases this week.
Pink Floyd – The Endless River – 2LP
New studio album from Pink Floyd! The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the ‘Wish You Were Here’ sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band’s last studio album. In 2013 David Gilmour and Nick Mason revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music, using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River. The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, ‘Louder Than Words’, (with new lyrics by novelist Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.
Hey Rosetta! – Second Sight – 2LP
Second Sight , Hey Rosetta!’s first album in nearly four years represents the longest musical gestation in the band’s history. In part, the delay was due to the lengthy touring cycle following the success of their last album Seeds, which was short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize, and resulted in the band’s first JUNO nomination and a performance on the JUNO telecast. There was also the band’s determination to expand their sonic horizons and, as songwriter Tim Baker puts it, “let each song come on its own terms and become what it will, unencumbered by some predetermined structure or symbolism or thesis.”
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Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
One song was recorded in each city, every song featuring local legends sitting in, and every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.
Nirvana – Damage, Mon Amor
Italian import release featuring a selection of live radio session recordings from 1989 through 1994. We will likely only get this one copy so first come first served. Tracks on this include: Dumb, Dementia 7, Rauchola, White Lace and Strange, Anorexorcist, Heartbreaker, Floyd the Barber, Mrs. Butterworth, Downer, Help Me I’m Hungry, Endless, Nameless
Next week, there’s “new” Bowie, Fugazi, Brant Bjork and the previously mentioned Tragically Hip.
That’s all for now!