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Out This Week / on 7 April 2017

Deep Purple / New album "Infinite"

Deep Purple / Infinite (new album) 

Deep Purple are certainly committed to physical releases, which is great. We’ve already had two CD singles from Infinite and the album itself is available in two different box sets (‘big’ and ‘mini’).  Read more


Mike and the Mechanics / Let Me Fly (new album)

Mike and the Mechanics return with their eighth studio album, Let Me Fly.


Arrested Development / 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of (vinyl reissue)

US Hip-Hoppers Arrested Development, see their 1992 debut reissued on 180g vinyl for its 25th anniversary. Early pressings are white vinyl.


Bryan May / Golden Days

This new album by the Queen guitarist and Kerry Ellis features five original compositions and covers of some of the duo’s favourite songs.


Mary Hopkin / Valentine

Valentine is a selection of unheard Mary Hopkin recordings from 1972-1980, from different songwriters, including Mary herself.


Iggy and the Stooges / Gimme Danger (vinyl)

Five weeks after the CD issue, the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger documentary is available on vinyl LP. Read more

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Galley

The artwork on the new Deep Purple releases is fantastic!

Steven Roberts

In response to John Barleycorn who picked up on the naffness of the May/Ellis album cover – that Mike & the Mechanics album cover is a howler as well.

Just AWFUL.

Makes me appreciate the Sparks album cover all the more :)

Julian H

And people complained about The Endless River!

Todd

Also, The New Pornographers “Whiteout Conditions” will be released Friday.

Phil Morris

Why no link to the Mechanics vinyl edition? There was quite a to-do about this album, with a bonus physical CD available to those who pre-ordered on the tour not being to those who had already done so – at a more expensive price – also via the official website.

Auntie Sabrina

https://www.amazon.com/Valentine-Mary-Hopkin/dp/B06WGZZ5JV

Lists this as 12 track album, originaly released in 2007 according to Mary’s website.

Stevie B

The Mary Hopkin Valentine album was first released in 2007. Do we know how this version differs, or is it just a straight re-issue?

Frank

Very curious about May/Ellis new collaborarion. And yeah, most of the album covers of this post are soo bad that they already look like bargain bin cds…

Auntie Sabrina

Mary Hopkins is lovely…

CJ Feeney

Looking at this article:

https://www.genesisfan.net/mike-and-the-mechanics/articles-2017/mike-and-the-mechanics-announce-new-album-let-me-fly

the current Mike and The Mechanics is quite a different beast to the Paul Carrack era. Roachford (of “Cuddly Toy” fame) is one of the vocalists, and the Mike Rutherford’s main songwriting partner for the album is Clark Datchler of Johnny Hates Jazz.

That’s quite an intersting mix. The demoing/recording process described in the article is quite novel, too.

SimonP

Andrew Roachford has done vocal duties for them before.

SimonP

Forgot to say; if Andrew is singing on all the tracks I’ll probably buy it. He’s one of my favourite live acts, tours virtually every year and it doesn’t cost a fortune for tickets.

Phil Morris

Tim Howar also sings lead – a la the Carrack/Young years.

John Barleycorn

Ye gods, Brian… what a terrible cover for “Golden Days” unless it’s a pastiche of bad covers of the 70s… real sixth form digital artwork

Stan Butler

Looking forward to the new Future Islands album, The Far Field, also out this week.

DaveM

@Stan, me too. Singles has had countless rotations in our house.