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Steven Wilson / new album The Future Bites

Steven Wilson / new album The Future Bites

Steven Wilson / The Future Bites CD, Vinyl, Box Set, Blu-ray

PJ Harvey / Is This Desire? reissue

PJ Harvey / Is This Desire? reissue CD, Vinyl

Bob Dylan / Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese Blu-ray, DVD

Criterion will issue a special edition blu-ray of Martin Scorsese’s documentary about Bob Dylan‘s Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975.

Curved Air / The Albums 1970-1973 CD

This is a new Curved Air four-CD box set called The Albums 1970-1973. It features remastered albums.



Kevin Godley / Muscle Memory (CD album)

Kevin Godley‘s ‘remote collaboration’ project was left floating in the wreckage of PledgeMusic until UK indie The state51 Conspiracy rescued it. The concept is that artists/musicians would contribute and instrumental and Godley would turn it into a finished track.

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Spare Snare / The Complete BBC Radio Sessions 1995-2018

Triple-CD set from the Scottish band which features three John Peel Sessions, two Marc Riley Sessions – and yes, an Aled Jones Session – along with sessions for Radio Scotland. Clamshell box packaging with a 36-page booklet.

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Albais

Also as well announced yesterday by surprise a new Weezer album, OK Human that came today before the upcoming Van Weezer.

And even with the title that could remind of another well known record this is more a Beach Boys one according to the band leader and recorded with a 32 pieces orchestra…

SimonP

Another SW piece to collect.

https://burningshed.com/store/headphonedust/electronic-sound_issue-73_magazine_7-inch

I saw a TV ad for the album last night, too.

Mr X

That Kevin Godley sleeve is shockingly bad. Hope the music is the opposite!

Albais

Also as well announced yesterday by surprise a new Weezer album, OK Human that came today before the upcoming Van Weezer.
And even with the title that could remind of another well known record this is more a Beach Boys one according to the band leader and recorded with a 32 pieces orchestra…

SimonP

Another SW piece to collect.
https://burningshed.com/store/headphonedust/electronic-sound_issue-73_magazine_7-inch
I saw a TV ad for the album last night, too.

Mr X

That Kevin Godley sleeve is shockingly bad. Hope the music is the opposite!

Larry Davis

Mojo is the man!! I found out it was coming back in 2019 when I saw & met Mojo on the 4th Outlaw Country Cruise…he does it every year cuz he has a show on the Outlaw Country channel #60 on Sirius XM & he informed me about it when I asked if there was some kind of collection available…doc movie made as well…so a year ago I went on the 5th OCC, he was there & sold copies early in the merch store, got my hands on this baby & he signed it…worth the $$$…

Ern

Larry,
Nice to find another Mojo enthusiast here. I found out about the documentary a couple of years ago, there was a trailer online but had not heard anything more about it. I must search it out again.
I’ve now got the collection and reading through the booklet while listening to the CDs. It filled in some gaps I always wandered about such as why he split from Skid Roper. The Don Henley story is funny.
Mojo Nixon isn’t well known in the UK but I first heard of him on Irish radio when DJ Dave Fanning played a couple of tracks one evening. I never heard anything like it before and his lyrics are funny so I picked up his albums when I moved to the UK . I’ll have to check out his show on channel #60 Sirius XM.

Larry Davis

Hey Ern, the Outlaw Country Cruise #6 is next year (February 25 – March 3, 2022) & booking is coming up…there will be around 50 acts (or more) and they announced the first 16…and one of them is Mojo the man…so if you want to go (and I HIGHLY recommend it), sign up for the pre-sale… http://www.outlawcountrycruise.com …the list so far is:
1 – 3: Emmylou Harris (and a reunion of her classic Hot Band with Rodney Crowell & Albert Lee, who will be doing their own sets)
4: Lucinda Williams
5: Steve Earle & the Dukes
6: Old 97’s
7: Elizabeth Cook
8: The Waco Brothers (with Welshman Jon Langford, originally from UK countrypunks The MEKONS)
9: Chuck Mead (formerly of rockabilly throwbacks BR549) & his current band the Grassy Knoll Boys
10: Dale Watson
11: Jesse Dayton
12: Supersuckers (self-proclaimed Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World)
13: Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee’s sister)
14: Los Straitjackets (with or without Nick Lowe, don’t know yet, they are his current backing band)
15: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
and 16: Mojo Nixon (with his band the Toadliquors)
and many more announcements to come, to make your head explode…reserve a cabin Ern, I know you want to…it will sell out quick…and free drink package too…can’t go wrong with free booze!! Open to prior bookers on Feb 2nd & the general public Feb 10th…Miami to Costa Maya, Mexico & Harvest Caye, Belize…the bestest time, guaranteed…

Ian Gair

I agree with you Caroline, It’s difficult to get a lot of people to see value in a CD now. Make a nice box of them at a decent price and you generate a bit of interest.
The Sandkings
Glenn Doddhas has reformed the band minus Jas. He’s been writing and demoing new songs. They have plans to do some gigs in the future. A compilation CD is in the works for release soon too,
Since they only managed 1 Album – Welcome to England, I hope they create something like the recent Menswe@r box set.

Larry Davis

Sorry to post this here, but I finally just completed my Best Of 2020 lists…and if I posted it on the old archived Best Of 2020 thread, it would not get read or appreciated now today, so here it is (it’s just best of new & best reissues/boxsets, not more or worst-of’s)
BEST RECORDS OF 2020 (TOP 100 + 25 RUNNERUPS)
125: EP’s of note:
Lickerish Quartet: “Threesome: Volume 1” (Label Logic)
Jesse Dayton: “Gulf Coast Sessions” (Blue Elan)
Jessi Alexander: “Decatur County Red” (Lost Creek Music)
124: Bon Jovi: “Bon Jovi 2020” (Island/UMG)
123: Caribou: “Suddenly” (Merge)
122: Joey Molland: “Be True To Yourself” (Omnivore)
121: Fontaines DC: “A Hero’s Death” (Partisan Records)
120: Hinds: “The Prettiest Curse” (Mom + Pop)
119: Little Mix: “Confetti” (Syco/Sony)
118: Lisa Loeb: “A Simple Trick To Happiness” (Furious Rose Productions)
117: Lennon Stella: “Three. Two. One.” (Records/Columbia/Sony)
116: Ellie Goulding: “Brightest Blue” (Polydor UK/Interscope/UMG)
115: Berlin: “Strings Attached” (August Day)
114: Norah Jones: “Pick Me Up Off The Floor” (Blue Note/UMG)
113: Hayes Carll: “Alone Together Sessions” (Dualtone)
112: Keith Urban: “The Speed Of Now, Vol. 1” (Hit Red-Capitol/UMG)
111: Kelly Lee Owens: “Inner Song” (Smalltown Supersound)
110: Jessie Reyez: “Before Love Came To Kill Us” (Island/UMG)
109: Thundercat: “It Is What It Is” (Brainfeeder)
108: Soccer Mommy: “Colour Theory” (Loma Vista/Concord/UMG)
107: The Sounds: “Things We Do For Love” (Arnioki)
106: Sasha Sloan: “Only Child” (RCA/Sony)
105: Watkins Family Hour: “Brother Sister” (Family Hour Records-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
104: Lana Del Rey: “Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass” (Polydor UK/ Interscope/UMG)
103: Chloe x Halle: “Ungodly Hour” (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia/Sony)
102: Deftones: “Ohms” (Reprise/Warner/WMG)
101: The Weeknd: “After Hours” (XO/Republic/UMG)
100: Laura Marling: “Song For Our Daughter” (Partisan-Chrysalis)
99: Shelby Lynne: “Shelby Lynne” (Everso-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
98: Charli XCX: “How I’m Feeling Now” (Asylum UK/Atlantic/WMG)
97: Grimes: “Miss Anthropocene” (4AD)
96: Sturgill Simpson: “Cuttin’ Grass, Vol 1: The Butcher Shoppe Sessions” (High Top Mountain Records-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
95: The Psychedelic Furs: “Made Of Rain” (Cooking Vinyl)
94: Adam Lambert: “Velvet” (More Is More LLC)
93: Mandy Moore: “Silver Landings” (Verve Forecast/UMG)
92: Sarah Harmer: “Are You Gone??” (Arts & Crafts)
91: Little Big Town: “Nightfall” (Capitol/UMG)
90: Maddie & Tae: “The Way It Feels” (Mercury/UMG)
89: The Mavericks: “En Espanol” (Mono Mundo Recordings-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
88: Caroline Rose: “Superstar” (New West)
87: Melanie C: “Melanie C” (Red Girl Media Ltd)
86: Carly Rae Jepsen: “Dedicated Side B” (School Boy/Interscope/UMG)
85: Jill Andrews: “Thirties” (Vulture Vulture)
84: Gorillaz: “Song Machine, Season One” (Parlophone/Warner/WMG)
83: Willie Nelson: “First Rose Of Spring” (Legacy/Sony)
82: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real: “Naked Garden” (Fantasy/ Concord/UMG)
81: Bully: “Sugaregg” (Sub Pop)
80: The Warner E Hodges Band: “Just Feels Right” (JCPL)
79: The Flaming Lips: “American Head” (Lovely Sorts Of Death-Warner/WMG)// Deap Lips: “Deap Lips” (w/ Deap Vally) (Cooking Vinyl)
78: Various: “Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan & T. Rex” (curated by Hal Willner) (BMG)
77: Ariana Grande: “Positions” (Republic/UMG)
76: Elvis Costello: “Hey Clockface!!” (Concord/UMG)
75: Hayley Williams: “Petals For Armour” (Atlantic/WMG)
74: Joan Osborne: “Trouble & Strife” (Womanly Hips Records-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
73: Working Men’s Club: “Working Men’s Club” (Heavenly-PIAS)
72: Car Seat Headrest: “Making A Door Less Open” (Matador)
71: Halsey: “Manic” (Capitol/UMG)
70: X: “Alphabetland” (Fat Possum)
69: Biffy Clyro: “A Celebration Of Endings” (14th Floor/Warner/WMG)
68: Bruce Hornsby: “Non-Secure Connection” (Zappo Productions-Thirty Tigers/ The Orchard)
67: Blackpink: “The Album” (YG Entertainment-Interscope/UMG)
66: Selena Gomez: “Rare” (Interscope/UMG)
65: Sparks: “A Steady Drip Drip Drip…” (BMG)
64: Ray Wylie Hubbard: “Co-Starring” (Big Machine/UMG)
63: Nicole Atkins: “Italian Ice” (Single Lock Records)
62: Maria McKee: “La Vita Nuova” (Fire)
61: Lianne La Havas: “Lianne La Havas” (Nonesuch/Warner/WMG)
60: James Dean Bradfield: “Even In Exile” (Delware Ltd-The Orchard)
59: The Lemon Twigs: “Songs For The General Public” (4AD)
58: Tame Impala: “The Slow Rush” (Interscope/UMG)
57: Kathleen Edwards: “Total Freedom” (Dualtone)
56: The (ex-Dixie) Chicks: “Gaslighter” (Columbia/Sony)
55: Jarv Is…: “Beyond The Pale” (Rough Trade)
54: Beabadoobee: “Fake It Flowers” (Dirty Hit)
53: Porridge Radio: “Every Bad” (Secretly Canadian)
52: The Danberrys: “Shine” (self-released)
51: Colter Wall: “Western Swing & Waltzes And Other Punchy Songs” (Black Hole Music-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
50: Beach Bunny: “Honeymoon” (Mom + Pop)
49: Della Mae: “Headlight” (Rounder/Concord/UMG)
48: Adrienne Lenker: “songs & instrumentals” (4AD)
47: Moses Sumney: “Grae” (Jagjaguwar)
46: The Avalanches: “We Will Always Love You” (Astralwerks/UMG)
45: (Tie of Covers Albums)
Billie Joe Armstrong: “No Fun Mondays” (Reprise/Warner/WMG)
Molly Tuttle: “…But I’d Rather Be With You” (Compass)
Rumer: “Nashville Tears: The Songs of Hugh Prestwood” (Cooking Vinyl)
Mandy Barnett: “A Nashville Songbook” (BMG)
Sara Evans: “Copy That” (Born To Fly)
Mike & The Moonpies: “Touch Of You: The Lost Songs Of Gary Stewart” (Prairie Rose Music)
44: Dream Wife: “So When You Gonna…” (Lucky Number)
43: Ava Max: “Heaven & Hell” (Atlantic/WMG)
42: Yello: “Point!!” (Polydor/Island/UMG Germany)
41: The 1975: “Notes On A Conditional Form” (Dirty Hit-Polydor UK/Interscope/ UMG)
40: Steve Earle: “Ghosts Of West Virginia” (New West)
39: Margo Price: “That’s How Rumours Get Started” (Loma Vista/Concord/UMG)
38: Drive-By Truckers: “The Unraveling”/”The New OK” (ATO)
37: The Dirty Knobs: “Wreckless Abandon” (BMG)
36: Alanis Morissette: “Such Pretty Forks In The Road” (Epiphany Music-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
35: Brandy Clark: “Your Life Is A Record” (Slate Creek-Warner/WMG)
34: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: “Reunions” (Southeastern-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
33: AC/DC: “Power Up” (Columbia/Sony)
32: Old 97’s: “Twelfth” (ATO)
31: Kylie Minogue: “Disco” (Kylie.com-BMG)
30: Miley Cyrus: “Plastic Hearts” (RCA/Sony)
29: Midnight Oil: “The Makarrata Project” (Sony Australia)
28: Paul McCartney: “McCartney III” (MPL-Capitol/UMG)
27: Bob Mould: “Blue Hearts” (Granary-Merge)
26: Pretenders: “Hate For Sale” (BMG)
25: Chris Stapleton: “Starting Over” (Mercury/UMG)
24: Supercrush: “SODO Pop” (Don Giovanni)
23: Rina Sawayama: “SAWAYAMA” (Dirty Hit)
22: Sault: “Untitled (Black Is/Rise)” (Forever Living Originals)
21: (3-Way Tie of Shooter Jennings productions)
Jaime Wyatt: “Neon Cross” (New West)
Marilyn Manson: “We Are Chaos” (Loma Vista/Concord/UMG)
The Mastersons: “No Time For Love Songs” (Red House)
20: Supersuckers: “Play That Rock N Roll!!” (Acetate)
19: Lucinda Williams: “Good Souls Better Angels” (Highway 20 Records-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
18: Pet Shop Boys: “Hotspot” (X2-Kobalt)
17: Bruce Springsteen: “Letter To You” (Columbia/Sony)
16: Bob Dylan: “Rough & Rowdy Ways” (Columbia/Sony)
15: Butch Walker: “American Love Story” (Ruby Red Recordings Inc)
14: Paul Weller: “On Sunset” (Polydor UK/Verve Forecast/UMG)
13: Lady Gaga: “Chromatica” (Interscope/UMG)
12: Elizabeth Cook: “Aftermath” (Agent Love Music-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
11: Paloma Faith: “Infinite Things” (RCA/Sony)
10: Jessie Ware: “What’s Your Pleasure?” (PMR/Virgin/Interscope/UMG)
9: Phoebe Bridgers: “Punisher” (Dead Oceans)
8: Roisin Murphy: “Roisin Machine” (Skint/BMG)
7: HAIM: “Women In Music Pt III” (Polydor UK/UMC//Columbia/Sony)
6: Dua Lipa: “Future Nostalgia” (Warner/WMG)
5: The Jayhawks: “XOXO” (Sham-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
4: The Beths: “Jump Rope Gazers” (Carpark Records)
3: Fiona Apple: “Fetch The Bolt Cutters” (Clean Slate-Epic/Sony)
2: Reckless Kelly: “American Jackpot/American Girls” (No Big Deal Records-Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)
#1 OF 2020: TAYLOR SWIFT: “evermore”/”folklore” (Republic/UMG)
BEST REISSUES/BOXSETS/DELUXES OF 2020 (TOP 50 + 15 RUNNERUPS)
65: Shania Twain: “The Woman In Me (Diamond Edition)” (3CD Bookbox) (Mercury/UMG)
64: Ian Dury: “Hit Me!! The Best Of Ian Dury” (3CD) (BMG)
63: Cradle: “The History” (Sundazed)
62: Mylene Farmer: “Histoire De” (3CD Bookbox) (Stuffed Monkey-Sony France)
61: Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks: “Orange Crate Art: 25th Anniversary” (2CD) (Omnivore)
60: Soundtrack: “Absolute Beginners” (2CD) (Virgin/UMC)
59: Pale Saints: “The Comforts Of Madness: 30th Anniversary” (2CD) (4AD)
58: The Rolling Stones: “Goats Head Soup” (3CD/Bluray Superdeluxe Boxset) (Rolling Stones-Polydor UK/Interscope/UMG)
57: Amy Winehouse: “The Collection” (5CD Boxset) & “12 x 7” (12 7” Boxset) (Island/UMC)
56: Bobbie Gentry: “The Delta Sweete” (2CD Deluxe Ed.) (Capitol/UMG)
55: Kiki Dee: “The Fontana And Motown Years” (3CD Bookbox) (Edsel/Demon)
54: Sister Sledge: “Thinking Of You: The Atco/Cotillion/Atlantic Recordings (1973-1985)” (6CD Boxset) (Soulmusic Records/Cherry Red)
53: Def Leppard: “The Early Years 79-81” (5CD Boxset) (Mercury/UMC)
52: Alabama 3: “Exile On Coldharbour Lane” (5CD Boxset) (One Little Indian-Caroline/UMG)
51: Sheila & B Devotion: “King Of The World (40th Anniversary Ultimate Edition)” (2CD/DVD/2LP Bookbox) (Warner Music France/Rhino/WMG)
50: Fleetwood Mac: “Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1974” (8CD Boxset) (Reprise/Warner/ Rhino/WMG)
49: Manic Street Preachers: “Gold Against The Soul” (2CD Bookbox) (Columbia/ Legacy/Sony)
48: The Beloved: “Happiness” (2CD Special Edition) (New State Entertainment)
47: Wilco: “Summerteeth” (4CD Box) (Reprise/Warner/Rhino/WMG)
46: Dire Straits: “Studio Albums 1978-1991” (6CD Boxset) (Vertigo/Mercury/UMC UK//Warner/Rhino/WMG US)
45: Supergrass/Hotrats: “The Strange Ones: 1994-2008” (13CD/6LP/DVD /etc Boxset) (Echo/BMG)//”Turn Ons (10th Anniversary)” (4CD Bookbox) (Edsel/Demon)
44: Tom Jones: “The Complete Decca Studio Albums Collection 1965-1975” (17CD Boxset) (Decca/UMC)
43: Wham: “Japanese Singles Collection” (Blu-Spec/DVD) (Epic/Sony Japan)
42: Frankie Goes To Hollywood: “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”/ “Liverpool”/”Bang: Greatest Hits” (ZTT/UMC)
41: The Style Council: “Long Hot Summers: The Story Of The Style Council” (2CD) (Polydor UK/UMC)
40: Spandau Ballet: “40 Years: The Greatest Hits” (3CD) (Parlophone/Warner/ Rhino/WMG)
39: Ultravox: “Vienna” (5CD/DVD Boxset) (Chrysalis)
38: Tasmin Archer: “Sweet Little Truths: The EMI Recordings 1992-1996” (3CD) (Cherry Pop)
37: Ash: “Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash” (3CD) (Infectious/BMG)
36: Elvis Costello & The Attractions: “Armed Forces” (Multi-Vinyl boxset) (UMC)
35: Joni Mitchell: “Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)” (5CD Boxset) (Rhino/WMG)
34: Shoes: “Elektrafied: The Elektra Albums 1979-1982” (4CD Boxset) (Cherry Red)
33: Suede: “Beautiful Ones 1992-2008” (4CD Bookbox) (Edsel/Demon)
32: Johnny Cash: “The Complete Mercury Albums (1986-1991)” (7CD Boxset) (Mercury/UMG)
31: The Catholic Girls: “Rock N’ Roll School For Girls” (2CD) (JSP Records)
30: The Kinks: “Lola Vs Powerman & The Moneygoround Part One” (3CD/2 7” Bookbox) (ABKCO-BMG)
29: Lou Reed: “New York” (3CD/DVD/2LP Bookbox) (Sire/Warner/Rhino/WMG)
28: Roxette: “Bag Of Trix: Music From The Roxette Vaults” (3CD) (Roxette Recordings/Elevator Entertainment-Parlophone/Warner/Rhino/WMG)
27: Chris Rea: “Era 1: 1978-1984” (3CD) (Magnet/Warner/Rhino/WMG)
26: Bob Marley & The Wailers: “The Complete Island Recordings” (11CD Boxset) (Tuff Gong/Island/UMG)
25: Aimee Mann: “Bachelor No. 2 (Or The Last Remains Of The Dodo)” (2LP RSD) (SuperEgo)
24: The Replacements: “Pleased To Meet Me” (3CD/1LP Bookbox) (Sire/Warner/ Rhino/WMG)
23: Little Steven: “Rock N Roll Rebel: Early Work” (10CD Box) (Wicked Cool-UMe)
22: Iggy Pop: “The Bowie Years” (7CD Boxset) (Virgin/UMC)
21: John Lennon: “Gimme Some Truth.” (2CD/BluRay) (Capitol/UMG)
20: Neil Young: “Archives II: 72-76” (10CD Boxset) (Reprise/Warner/Rhino/WMG)
19: New Order: “Power, Corruption & Lies” (2CD/2LP/DVD Definitive Edition Box) (Warner/Rhino/WMG)
18: Mansun: “Closed For Business: Ultimate Mansun Collection, 25th Anniversary Deluxe Boxset” (24CD/DVD Boxset) (Kscope)
17: Shakespears Sister: “Our History” (7CD/2DVD/4LP Boxset) (London/Because)
16: Paul Young: “The CBS Singles Collection 1982-1994” (19CD/DVD Boxset) (Edsel/Demon)
15: Depeche Mode: “Mode” (18CD Boxset) (Mute-Columbia/Sony UK//Warner/ Rhino/WMG US)
14: Andrew Gold: “Lonely Boy: The Asylum Years Anthology” (6CD/DVD Boxset) (Esoteric/Cherry Red) & “Something New: Unreleased Gold” (Omnivore)
13: M People: “Renaissance” (9CD/2DVD Boxset) (Edsel/Demon)
12: John Prine: “Crooked Piece Of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum Albums (1971-1980)” (7CD Boxset) (Atlantic & Asylum/Rhino/WMG)
11: Ace Of Base: “All That She Wants: The Classic Collection” (11CD/DVD Boxset) (Edsel/Demon)
10: Mojo Nixon: “The Mojo Manifesto: The Original Album Collection” (10CD/1DVD Boxset) (Manifesto)
9: Donna Summer: “Encore” (33CD Boxset) (Driven By The Music/Crimson/Demon)
8: Tom Petty: “Wildflowers & All The Rest” (Deluxe Edition, 4 or 5 CD Bookbox) (Warner/WMG)
7: Richard & Linda Thompson: “Hard Luck Stories 1972-1982” (8CD Boxset) (UMC)
6: Bob Mould: “Distortion: 1989-2019” (24CD boxset) (Granary-Edsel/Demon)
5: Elton John: “Jewel Box” (8CD Bookbox) (Rocket-EMI/UMC)
4: The Divine Comedy: “Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time” (24CD Boxset) (Divine Comedy Records)
3: Tears For Fears: “The Seeds Of Love” (4CD/BluRay Boxset) (Mercury/UMC)
2: Shakin’ Stevens: “Fire In The Blood” (19CD Bookbox) (BMG)
#1 OF 2020: Prince: “Sign ‘O’ The Times” (8CD/DVD Bookbox) (NPG-Warner/ Rhino/WMG)
Back to this week, I reordered the Curved Air box for $23.99…cancelled the old order because I don’t think it would get adjusted, even though it is their policy…

Martin Dudley

A genuine & serious question to Larry Davis – did you really buy 125 albums and 65 box sets in 2020?
Also, going back to the comments on the Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum post – Spare Snare has got to be another contender for the worst band name…

Ern


That is one hell of a list and thank you for sharing it. Especially so for what is at No 10, Mojo Nixon. I’m a huge Mojo fan but didn’t realise that he had released a collection. And it includes a DVD of his videos, which I am looking forward to watching.
An immediate purchase from me.

SimonH

How many times have played each one? :)
Just intrigued.

Steven Roberts

Wow. Out of 190 titles…. I have 4. And three of them are re-issues.
Meaning I bought precisely ONE new record last year (and even that only just sneaked in at 125!)

Different Time

Looking at the number of discs in some of those box sets, you must have dozens upon dozens of unplayed discs.

Paul E.

@ Larry Davis – I own a good number of titles in your excellent/exhaustive list and would like to send you a NEW 2021 recommendation for a release issued January 10th that I just ordered:
Pete Yorn “Pete Yorn Sings The Classics” [Limited Edition CD – BandCamp exclusive]:
1.) Here Comes Your Man (Pixies cover)
2.) Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan cover)
3.) Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) [Diana Ross cover]
4.) They Don’t Know (Kirsty MacColl cover)
5.) More Than This (Roxy Music cover)
6.) Surfer Girl (Beach Boys cover)
7.) Ten Storey Love Song (The Stone Roses cover)
8.) I Am A Rock (Simon And Garfunkel cover)
9.) New Age (Velvet Underground cover)
10) Moon River (Audrey Hepburn cover)
If you are a Pete Yorn fan don’t miss this one! My only complaint is the 32 minute run time.

Larry Davis

Played everything at least once…but some leave more of an impression than others…guaranteed, I won’t be buying nearly as much music in 2021 as 2020… that’s for damn sure!!

SimonH

How could you decide something should be in a best of list based on one play?
I’m just interested. I write for a music blog and often wonder how many times people play the music they review or list in favourite album lists.
Speaking purely from my perspective, I wouldn’t expect people to take my opinion seriously based on listening to a song once. They probably don’t take my opinion seriously anyway:)
Obviously everyone listens and collects differently so no criticism intended.

Larry Davis

Hey…I collect Pete Yorn & kinda know him from going to many of his gigs since 2000/2001…I heard/read about his upcoming covers album & will be buying…thanks for the reminder though…and glad you like my list..

Burt

Larry, I wish I had the amount of free time you have to have listened to all of that. & the cash to buy it all!

Larry Davis

It helped to receive all that stimulus money in 2020 plus not losing my job…so I didn’t have that much free time…still catching up with it all, I had become familiar with much of it from streaming before buying, so I heard enough of them to be able to make a proper list…this year, though, the music I will mostly concentrate on buying are by people who will be on the next Outlaw Country Cruise #6, which leaves end of February NEXT year, 2022…so I have time to catch up there…killer lineup so far…including Mojo Nixon who will be back doing his thing…

Quante

Like others, I paid for The Future Bites a year ago when the world felt normal. I’m thoroughly looking forward to receiving it this week. Other than the cd single, I’ve avoided listening to the various available tracks in order to enjoy the album as a new listening experience. I’m a little conflicted between not being mean spirited or bothered that the Steven Wilson shop bought LP, paid for a year ago, isn’t signed; whereas recent alternative shops editions are coming with a signed print. You’d think the early purchasers would benefit from the signed edition?
Talking of which, Birdy’s new album Young Heart is available as a signed yellow double album at Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3pj5uXc
I’m also looking forward to hearing Celeste’s album Not Your Muse, which is out this week.

SimonP

SW has already done an unboximg video and it definitely don’t look like 75 quids worth. Four discs, a cassette and some paper. Most of the tracks are on YouTube as well.

GTR

I hope the chap who paid for the £10k version of the Steve Wilson album gets to hear it this week (assuming he hasn’t already done so). Very much looking forward to hearing his thoughts on the whole thing.

Gisabun

@GTR
I would start laughing when that [so-called] never to be released again track is leaked on the Internet or turns out to be a real “turkey” of a track.

Steven Roberts

I think the chap that paid the 10k has actually stated that HE will post the track to the internet at some point – though could you blame him if he opted to keep it to himself?

Kauwgompie

Yay, can’t wait to receive the Steven Wilson box!! The few songs I heard from that album are brilliant. Box is full of valuable stuff, especially the 5.1 mix should be good.

Derek Langsford

The $56 for shipping to the US is making me wince. Increased postal charges is one legacy of the last President (forcing UPU changes) that is hitting US residents hard and one what likely won’t be reversed.
Question will be do I gamble that he will issue a CD+Blu-ray set later for those who miss the boxed set like he did for Hand.Cannot.Erase?

Gisabun

Langsford:
While I don’t like the Orange Buffoon, I don’t think he had anything to do with it. Shipping has gone up all over the place now. At one point a $20 order on Amazon US had a $19.98 shipping [and import duties]. I think the charges have eased up but still expensive.
Wanted to order a few items at Burning Shed on sale at 50% off and decided not to order after the shipping charges still didn’t make it worth it.

Derek Langsford

Gisabun:
My understanding is that the the US pressure on the Universal Postal Union was a major factor in the changes in postal rates. COVID has killed more than 400,000 people in the US, including postal workers which has affected delivery times.
I used to buy virtually all my new music from Amazon UK to send to California. Being an expat Brit I like to have UK/European pressings. Before COVID it was £3.08 per music item, during COVID it rose to over £8 but then settled down to £6.94. Then suddenly it shot up to £13.44. So shipping has quadrupled.
Added to the mailing cost is that Amazon succumbed to the US pressure on Jeff Bezos to charge state taxes on purchases from Amazon UK. So after subtraction of VAT, they add in CA sales tax at 8.5%. Not only is the state sales tax being added to the cost of the music item, but also the shipping (which it is not done in any state of the US). That effectively wipes out the VAT removal for a single item.
Net result is that a single £12 CD has effectively doubled in price from under £13 to over £24 delivered to CA from Amazon UK. I am looking elsewhere for my single CD purchases.

Steven Roberts

Looking forward to the Kevin Godley CD – impressive that they could all sing in 10CC, and for my money he had the best voice of the lot.

David B

Also out – CELEBRATION – THE COMPLETE ROULETTE RECORDINGS 1966-1973: 6CD CLAMSHELL BOXSET by Tommy James & the Shondells …
And anyone else notice how you can’t get artist’s back catalogue on cd unless it’s a boxset or anniversary re-issue? On vinyl or MP3 no prob, but cd ….

Caroline

Nature of the market. It’s difficult to get a lot of people to see value in a CD now. Make a nice box of them at a decent price and you generate a bit of interest. I’m not sure I’d have bought individual CD reissues of The Primatives or Kingmaker but I was more than happy with the 5 disc boxsets Cherry Red put together.

Lee Realgone

Absolutely agree, Caroline. In March, Cherry Red are putting out a 7CD box set of The Almighty’s later albums and associated extras. It’s only £25. At that kind of price, it makes the idea of individual CD reissues seem a little pointless.

MSG

And, for those of a more ‘metal’ persuasion, the new Accept & Michael Schenker Group cd’s are due on Friday.