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Marc Bolan and T Rex live for Record Store Day 2017

A live Marc Bolan and T.Rex album was never released during Marc’s lifetime. He claimed that he felt it unfair to expect fans to buy the same material more than once, and a multitude of contractual problems also kept his hands tied. This has often been due to the quality of the source tapes , a problem that has been largely unavoidable.

For this first release on vinyl the sound has been cleaned up as far as is possible without altering what was recorded. The 1977 ‘Dandy In The Underworld’ tour, which featured The Damned as the support, was Marc Bolan’s most successful since 1972, receiving widespread acclaim from previously hostile critics, and earning Bolan a whole new credibility amongst the burgeoning punk audience. It is from this final tour that these recordings are taken.

Despite extensive research over many years, a tape of the final three songs from The Rainbow has remained elusive. In order to present as complete a document of the final T.Rex tour as is possible, we have used recordings of the three missing Rainbow songs from the last date of the “Dandy In The Underworld” tour, Portsmouth Locarno on 20th March 1977.

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A live Marc Bolan and T.Rex album was never released during Marc’s lifetime. He claimed that he felt it unfair to expect fans to buy the same material more than once, and a multitude of contractual problems also kept his hands tied. This has often been due to the quality of the source tapes – a problem that has been largely unavoidable. For this first release on vinyl the sound has been cleaned up as far as is possible without altering what was recorded.

The 1977 ‘Dandy In The Underworld’ tour, which featured The Damned as the support, was Marc Bolan’s most successful since 1972, receiving widespread acclaim from previously hostile critics, and earning Bolan a whole new credibility amongst the burgeoning punk audience. It is from this final tour that these recordings are taken. On 18th March 1977, Marc Bolan and the latest incarnation of T.Rex brought their successful Spring tour to the Rainbow Theatre in north London. As the band crashed out the opening bars to “Jeepster”, few in the packed auditorium could have known that Bolan’s wheel had come full circle. As a boy in the 1950s he had visited this same building – used then as a cinema, the Finsbury Park Astoria – in the company of his older brother Harry Feld to see the movie “Jailhouse Rock”.

Despite extensive research over many years, a tape of the final three songs from The Rainbow has remained elusive. In order to present as complete a document of the final T.Rex tour as is possible, we have used recordings of the three missing Rainbow songs from the last date of the “Dandy In The Underworld” tour, Portsmouth Locarno on 20th March 1977. Whilst the Locarno tape suffers several faults, the songs included here feature the historic final UK performance of “Get It On”, with T.Rex joined on stage by The Damned.
Limited to just 2000! units.

TRACK LISTING

LP 1: Jeepster / Visions Of Domino / New York City / Soul Of My Suit / Groove A Little / Telegram Sam / Hang Ups
LP 2: Debora / I Love To Boogie / Teen Riot Structure / Dandy In The Underworld / Hot Love / Get It On [with The Damned]

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“Copper Blue” is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Sugar. It was voted 1992 Album of the Year by the NME. All of the songs were written by guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, who also co-produced with Lou Giordano .  The song “The Slim” is about losing someone to AIDS. Musically, the band continues the thick punk guitar of Mould’s previous band, Husker Du, while slowing the tempo and emphasizing melody even more.

A limited edition initial run of the CD was released by Rykodisc in a front-and-back metal copper sleeve with each of the 2,500 copies containing a one-of-a-kind polaroid photo taken by one of the three band members and stamped on the back with “Sugar Copper Blue Summer ’92.”

Sugar – Copper Blue (25th Anniversary Edition).

This exclusive release brings together the band’s seminal debut album alongside their raucous live performance at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago on 22nd July 1992.

To mark the 25th anniversary of Copper Blue the recordings are spread across 3 x heavyweight coloured LPs in Silver, Gold & Blue complimenting the original album artwork and is limited to just 1500 (territory restrictions apply). Contains the singles “A Good Idea”, “Changes” and “If You Can’t Change Your Mind”. 

Track Listing:

LP 1 – COPPER BLUE
1: The Act We Act 2: A Good Idea 3: Changes 4: Helpless 5: Hoover Dam 6: The Slim 7: If I Can’t Change Your Mind8: Fortune Teller 9: Slick 10: Man On The Moon

LP 2 & 3 – LIVE FROM THE CABARET METRO, CHICAGO, 22ND JULY 1992
1: The Act We Act 2: A Good Idea 3: Changes 4: Running Out of Time 5: Helpless 6: If I Can’t Change Your Mind 7: Where Diamonds Are Halos 8: Hoover Dam 9: Beer Commercial 10: Slick 11: Anyone 12: Clownmaster 13: Tilted 14: Armenia City in the Sky 15: JC Auto 16: The Slim 17: Dum Dum Boys 18: Man on the Moon

Several tracks were recorded for this album, but were not included. Mould decided to release them separately as an EP entitled Beaster.

The Band

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‘Rich Kid Blues’ by Marianne Faithfull.

Produced by Mike Leander, who had produced and arranged much of Faithfull’s Decca material,
“Rich Kid Blues” is an intriguing album of spare, largely acoustic readings of folk / rock songs, including
several Bob Dylan covers, as well as songs by Phil Ochs, George Harrison, Cat Stevens, Tim Hardin,
James Taylor
and Sandy Denny.

Marianne Faithfull had this to say about the 1971 recordings: “The record itself is very strange and ghostly.
It’s the voice of somebody incredibly high, probably on the edge of death. They always sound like that. Johnny
Thunders sounds like that. Anybody who heard that record would have said, ‘Well that’s that. We’ll never hear
from her again’.”

Issued on vinyl for the first time since 1985, our Record Store Day 2017 edition is pressed on silver coloured
vinyl and limited to just 1000 copies worldwide.

Track Listing:

Side A
1. Rich Kid Blues
2. Long Black Veil
3. Sad Lisa
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Southern Butterfly
6. Chords Of Fame

Side B
1. Visions Of Johanna
2. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
3. Beware Of Darkness
4. Corrine, Corrina
5. Mud Slide Slim
6. Crazy Lady Blues

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The mid to late sixties was the era of the Peace & Love Generation, and 1967, fifty years ago was The Summer Of Love. Essentially a hippy movement in the USA the influence on the music of the era was huge across the world.
The ten specially selected double AA side 7” singles in this box pull together twenty of the most iconic tracks of the Peace & Love generation. Fifty years later it is inevitably impossible to find mint copies of these great songs on vinyl.
Housed in hard slipcase, the ten 7” singles are ‘dinked’ as juke-box singles and the box includes a ‘spider’ centre for play. Limited to just 750 copies in the UK & Eire.

Track Listing:

1A The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
1AA The Zombies – Time Of The Season

2A Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love
2AA Fleetwood Mac – Albatross

3A Scott McKenzie – San Francisco
3AA The Move – Flowers In The Rain

4A Chicken Shack – I’d Rather Go Blind
4AA Buffy Sainte-Marie – Universal Soldier

5A Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
5AA Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’

6A Janis Joplin – Summertime
6AA Melanie – Ruby Tuesday

7A Santana – Samba Pa Ti
7AA Blood Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel

8A The Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
8AA The Fifth Dimension – Aquarius /Let The Sunshine In

9A The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream
9AA The Youngbloods – Get Together

10A Joan Baez – I Shall Be Released
10AA Pete Seeger – We Shall Overcome

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Barrowlands Live Deluxe Edition + Signed Setlist

In May 2014, three decades after the Jesus and Mary Chain first appeared on the scene in an explosion of noise, leather and attitude, it was announced that the Mary Chain, one of the most turbulent groups in pop history, would be performing their classic debut album Psychocandy live in its entirety for the first time to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary. Psychocandy. Live. Barrowlands. Due to the increased demand, our manufacturers were not able to fulfil all the quantities on red vinyl. But there will be 340 copies available in red from selected stores in the UK only. The red copies will be stickered. Exclusive to the first 300 fans to preorder the boxset from the official Jesus & Mary Chain store , the boxset will come with a A4 setlist poster signed by the band. Strictly limited to first 300 orders worldwide.

By November 2014, the first Psychocandy shows were underway. They were both deafening and blinding, sound and light practically being used as weapons against the mesmerised crowd, and as the smoke unfurled and great tides of feedback rose and crashed everyone present surrendered to it all over again.

This Deluxe package is a true collector’s item chronicling the bands homecoming gig at Glasgow’s legendary Barrowlands Ballroom, celebrating the tour that has propelled the band across the globe and back into the hearts and minds of faithful worldwide.
Within the 40-page hardback book package you’ll find a strictly limited edition LP of the Pyschocandy performance cut to 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl by engineer Noel Summerville (MBV / Pistols) as well as the 7 track prelude set containing key singles and fan favourites including ‘April Skies’, ‘Head On’ and ‘the monstrous ‘Reverence’ cut to a bespoke 10” entirely exclusive to the package. Also included is a CD of the entire performance, a candid interview with Brothers Jim & William Reid as well as Alan McGee about the Anniversary Tour and the future, and pages of unseen photography from behind the scenes.

The Jesus and Mary Chains iconic Psychocandy celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. In its honor, the band embarked on a short run of UK shows at which they performed the album in full. The first of these dates took place last November at the Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow, and marked the band’s first live appearance since 2008. Now, the Jesus and Mary Chain continue their anniversary celebration with Live At Barrowlands, a 10” + LP + CD deluxe package featuring the concert in its entirety, along with a book, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and more. It arrives July 31 via Demon Records, with a CD-only version planned for later this year.

In addition to the live LP, Live at Barrowlands comes packaged with a 40-page hardback book, as well as a CD loaded with the JAMC’s set, plus extra content (interviews, behind-the-scenes photos). The 10”, meanwhile, features an assortment of tracks (“April Skies”, “Head On”, “Reverence” engineered by legendary engineer Noel Summerville (My Bloody Valentine, The White Stripes).

Find the setlist for the Barrowlands show below.

The Jesus and Mary Chains:

April Skies
Head On
Some Candy Talking
Psycho Candy
Up Too High
Reverence
Upside Down
Just Like Honey
The Living End
Taste The Floor
The Hardest Walk
Cut Dead
In A Hole
Taste Of Cindy
Never Understand
Inside Me
Sowing Seeds
My Little Underground
You Trip Me Up
Something’s Wrong
It’s So Hard

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Live At Barrowlands LP