Homecoming - Live From Ireland
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Project Mama Earth
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The all-star Mama Earth lineup of Joss Stone (vocals), Nitin Sawhney (guitar), Jonathan Joseph (drums), Étienne M'Bappé (bass/guitar) and Jonathan Shorten (keyboards) will release their debut EP "Mama Earth" on November 10, 2017 on Mascot/Provogue. The project started when British soul singer Joss Stone and her former musical director Jonathan Joseph hit on the Mama Earth concept of an album driven by the dynamic rhythms of Africa. A band was assembled from all corners of the music world. Jonathan's compadre Étienne M'Bappé, the dazzling Cameroon-born multi-instrumentalist whose résumé spans from John McLaughlin to Robben Ford; Jonathan Shorten, who had produced much of Stone's studio catalogue between penning some of the biggest hits for acts including Gabrielle and (again) Joss Stone. Finally, there was Nitin Sawhney: the genre-slipping wildcard and one-man musical tidal wave whose collaborations take in Sting, Paul McCartney and the London Symphony Orchestra. The 5 musicians convened at Stone's house, where the musical squad didn't take long to feel each other out. Music was spontaneously written on the spot, without any preparation. In the meantime, Stone purposefully kept her own creative process separate from the four musicians. "I left them to do their own thing with the music in the studio," she reflects, "while I was cooking dinner in the kitchen. I deliberately didn't have any input in the music, because I didn't want to affect it – or it'd all come out hip-hop and R&B! Then they'd come across into the house, give me the track and I'd sit in the kitchen writing lyrics and melodies with my mum. So it was, like, 'You guys do you, and I'll do me – then we'll put it together'. And that's the way it worked. I also went down to the river on my own with a pen and paper and write in the grass by the river. Which was a good way to do it, actually, The whole project is about Mother Nature. It's supposed to be from her perspective." Just ten days after they came together – and following a powerful co-production from all five band members – the Mama Earth sessions were over. And yet, you sense that the story of this fascinating band is only just beginning. Impulsive, dynamic and sometimes downright dangerous, this is an album unlike anything else in the five musicians' respective CVs, unprecedented in the clinical modern music scene – and sure to make waves upon its November 10th release. "I guess this album is essentially how I think of music," considers Sawhney. "It was all about being open to the moment. I think that's really what I loved about this project. To me, Mama Earth is what music should be about, really..."
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On November 10th, legendary Grateful Dead drummer, solo artist and world music aficionado Mickey Hart will release his 14th solo album - RAMU - on Verve Forecast. RAMU was co-produced by Michal Menert, formerly of Pretty Lights, and features Avey Tare from Animal Collective, Tank from Tank and the Bangas as guest vocalists. In addition to their contributions, RAMU features the incredible Zakir Hussain on tabla, bassist Oteil Burbridge, talking drum master Sikiru Adepoju, guitarist Steve Kimock, multi-instrumentalist Charles Lloyd, and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident. Recordings of the late Jerry Garcia, the late Babatunde Olatunji, and unreleased field recordings by Alan Lomax also appear on the album.
Love Yourself: Her (Random cover, incl. 100-page photobook, one random photocard, 20-page minibook and one sticker pack)
1 CD (Random) + 100P Photobook + 20p The Note of 'The Most Beautiful Moment In Life' + 1 Photocard (Random 1 out of 28 Photocard + 1 Special photocard in limited quantity) + Special Stickers // This is the official release and will be counted towards Billboard / Hanteo / Gaon Charts
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French Touch brings together a delightful trove of sentimental pop favorites; all reimagined in Carla Bruni's intimate and moving acoustic style and chosen for their personal significance in her own words, songs that inspire the French term for love at first sight a coup de foudre. Coup de foudre more or less also describes what happened when Bruni met Grammy award winning producer, composer, and musician David Foster after an L.A. performance in 2014. Foster volunteered to produce Carla's next record on the spot, and the two began a transatlantic sharing of songs, which was then shaped during twin recording sessions in Paris and L.A.
French Touch is warm and familiar, and inimitably Carla. Richly melodic, warm yet minimal, and often slyly playful - all the arrangements in this collection have been given that French Touch, and still have all the universal appeal as their originals, albeit with a sultry flavor all their own.
Amatssou [Limited Edition White LP]
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"Some people have commented that Tinariwen have always been a country band, albeit a North African take on that most North American of genres. That idea is magnified on new album Amatssou, which finds the Tuareg band’s trademark snaking guitar lines and hypnotic rhythms blending seamlessly with pedal steel, piano and strings from guest musicians including Daniel Lanois, the embellished arrangements lending the songs an epic, universal application.
Full of poetic allegory, the lyrics call for unity and freedom. There are songs of struggle and resistance with oblique references to the recent desperate political upheavals in Mali and the increasing power of the Salafists. “Dear brothers all rest, all leisure will always be far from reach unless your homeland is liberated and all the elders can live there in dignity,” Ibrahim Ag Alhabib sings on ‘Arajghiyine.’ The album’s title Amatssou is Tamashek for ‘Beyond The Fear’ and it fits - Tinariwen have always been characterised by their fearlessness - and as Bob Dylan once said, the power of rock’n’roll is that it makes us “oblivious to the fear” as the music gives us the strength and resilience to confront adversity.
In the two decades since Tinariwen emerged from their base in the African desert to tour the globe, they have got to know many renowned country, folk, and rock musicians from the USA including Kurt Vile, Stephen O'Malley, Jack White, and Wilco. Tuareg nomads and cowboy drifters. Camel trains and mustang horses. The timeless horizon of the endless Sahara and the wild frontier of the Old West - several thousand miles of ocean may divide the desert blues of Tinariwen and the authentic country music of rural America but the links are as palpable as they are romantic."
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Producer, arranger and musician Jake Savona (pka Mista Savona) brought together a stellar assortment of Cuban and Jamaican musicians to create this collection of re-interpreted classics and original songs as a soundtrack to an upcoming documentary of the same title. Havana Meets Kingston is a tour through these two historic island nations highlighting the common ground between the two, through rhythm and culture.
Kiss Cuddle & Torture: Vol. 1 [LP]
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Volume 1 is the debut album from London outfit The Hempolics. If variety is the spice of life then this album embodies it, taking a heavy reggae roots influence and mashing it with hip hop, electro, soul, rock and pop to provide an antidote to the attention-deficit generation. Some bands talk an 'all killer no filler' album, The Hempolics walk it. Over years of recording top international talent The Hempolics enigmatic leader, Grippa Laybourne, has been carefully honing his own masterpiece and selecting a gang armed and dangerous enough to execute it. Alongside mainstay vocalists Nubiya, Dandelion and Harry come other top talent including Maxi Jazz and Paolo Nutini. Singles off the album have already picked up massive support on BBC Radio. With a unique modern yet vintage sound and a serious punk DIY ethic this working class band is destined to have the rich kids and performance school drones dominating the industry quaking in their wake. This is the sound of the underdog coming to bite.
Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Zomba Prison Project
Lee 'scratch' Perry
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Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano
King Jammy Presents New Sounds Of Freedom
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Reggae Gold 2016 / Various
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Starting with their debut EP, the 5-member girl group NewJeans have taken the world by a storm & for the first time NewJeans’ 1st EP ‘New Jeans’ CD is available worldwide. The CD includes their global chart-topping songs “Attention” & “Hype Boy.” Available in 6 versions: NEWJEANS, MINJI, HANNI, DANIELLE, HAERIN & HYEIN. Contents include a CD, Outbox, Log Book (65 pgs), Pin-Up Book (76 pgs), 7 Phoning Manual Books, ID Card, 3 Sticker Packs, 5 Photo Cards, 6 Mini Posters. Dimensions: 304x234x30mm.
The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project
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KAROL G’s highly anticipated 4th studio album is finally here! It represents a difficult and intimate time in her life. The album’s name derives from a mantra she would tell herself when things weren’t going well, “MAŃANA SERÁ BONITO” (tomorrow will be beautiful). The production further asserts KAROL G’s versatility as she continues to collaborate with iconic artists. Beyond her streaming success, the superstar has the record for the highest-grossing North American tour by a Latin female artist.
Easy Star All-Stars
Ziggy Stardub [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red, Blue and Yellow Blended LP]
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Easy Star All-Stars return with their first new tribute album in over a decade! This is the first single from the upcoming April 2023 release of ZIGGY STARDUB, a reggae re-imagining of David Bowie's entire The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album. This first single features the legendary Maxi Priest on vocals. As usual, the All-Stars bring an unparalleled attention to detail and creativity to their version of this timeless Bowie classic.
BSS 1st Single Album ‘SECOND WIND’
BSS – the special sub-unit of SEVENTEEN – is officially releasing their first single album, SECOND WIND. BSS stands for BooSeokSoon and is comprised of three SEVENTEEN members: SEUNGKWAN, DK and HOSHI. This first release contains a CD, Outbox, Photo Book (88 pages), Lyric Book (8 pages), Photo Card (random 2 of 6), Sticker, Habit Tracker Mini Card (random 1 of 3), BSS Mini Card (random 1 of 3) and Folded Poster. NA Retail Exclusive: Postcard (random 1 of 3). Dimensions: 185 x 156 x 16 mm.
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The 1st solo album ‘Indigo’ by RM of BTS is officially available for the first time on vinyl. ‘Indigo’ includes different tracks in collaboration with various artists that portray RM's prevailing thoughts. Contents of the album include a 12-inch Vinyl, Outer Jacket, 3 Premium Photo Boards, Booklet, Folded Lyric Poster, Instant Photo and Photo Card.
The 4th Album Repackage 'Ay-Yo' [A Ver.]
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NCT 127's 4th full-length repackage "Ay-Yo" release news! NCT 127's 4th regular album repackage, "Ay-Yo," presents 3 new songs including the title song "Ay-Yo." These new songs make up, along with the 12 songs from the original fourth full-length album, a total of 15 songs. In addition, hit makers KENZIE, Dem Jointz, Andreas Öberg, and Simon Petrén joined again to set the music trend once again with the synergy created with NCT 127.
Meanwhile, NCT 127's fourth full-length repackage "Ay-Yo" will be released on various music platforms on January 30, and the album will be released on March 3 in the United States.
LE SSERAFIM will be releasing their Japan 1st single, FEARLESS. Along with the lead song “FEARLESS -Japanese ver.-,” the single will also feature the Japanese version of ‘Blue Flame’ and the band’s first Japanese original song. The Limited Edition A (CD + Photobook) includes a slipcase, a 32-page photo booklet, 1 selfie photocard (randomly enclosed out of 5) (WHITE BACCHARIS concept), and an 8-page Lyric Booklet.
Fania All Stars
Live at The Cheetah (Vol. 2) [LP]
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Sony Masterworks Broadway is proud to announce the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of KPOP. The musical stars, from the world renowned K-pop group f(x), super star Luna as MwE, Julia Abueva, BoHyung (from the K-pop group SPICA and half of the duo KEEMBO), Major Curda, Jinwoo Jung, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, James Kho, Marina Kondo, Eddy Lee, Joshua Lee, Jully Lee, Lina Rose Lee, Timothy H. Lee, Abraham Lim, Min (from the K-pop group Miss A), Kate Mina Lin, Aubie Merrylees, Patrick Park, Zachary Noah Piser, Kevin Woo (from the K-pop group U-KISS), and John Yi.
The exhilarating energy of a stadium concert meets the talent and passion of your favorite musical in KPOP! Packed with pulse-pounding new music and electrifying choreography, this original musical explores the relentless discipline, raw talent, and commercial ambition behind the international sensation. As global superstars put everything on the line for a special one-night-only concert, they face struggles both cultural and personal that threaten to dismantle one of the industry’s hottest labels. Featuring a cast of K-pop and musical theater stars, it's a multimedia experience unlike anything else on Broadway.
With music, lyrics, music production and arrangements by Drama Desk nominee Helen Park, and music and lyrics by Max Vernon, KPOP is directed byTeddy Bergman and features a book by Jason Kim with choreography by Jennifer Weber. Produced by Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes, KPOP is the first Broadway musical to celebrate Korean culture with Korean, Korean-American, and API representation on and off-stage.
The 1st solo album Indigo by RM of BTS is officially here. Indigo includes different tracks in collaboration with various artists that portray RM's prevailing thoughts. Contents of the album include a CD, CD Envelope, Outbox, Booklet, Postcard, Photocard (random 1 of 3), Fabric Card, Instant Photo and Poster. Dimensions: 258 x 176 x 26 mm.
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BTS member Jin Is releasing a brand-new single titled “The Astronaut.” As a follow up to his Billboard-charting song “Moon,” Jin partnered with Coldplay for the song production. This release will be available in two versions. Contents include a CD, Outcover, Booklet (84 pages), Lyric Card, Folded Poster, Postcard, Seal Sticker (random 2 of 8), Graphic Sticker, and Photo Card (random 1 of 2). Product Dimensions: 150 x 150 x 20 mm.
La Dolce Vita (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Remastered [2 LP]
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Nino Rota’s soundtrack to Federico Fellini’s masterpiece ‘La Dolce Vita’ has been fully restored and remastered from the original master tapes and will be released on CAM Sugar as part of the CAM SUGAR Heritage Series – the label’s collection dedicated to the scores synonymous with the history of Italian cinema.
PIOMBO – Italian Crime Soundtracks From The Years Of Lead (1973-1981) [Collector's Edition 2LP+7in]
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Introducing PIOMBO, a new CAM Sugar collection on Italian crime soundtracks. Fused with American jazz-funk, acid progressive rock, synth-infused disco and more, PIOMBO journeys into the scores that captured the sociopolitical turmoil of 1970s Italy. Restored and remastered from the original tapes, this release features previously unreleased music by Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Riz Ortolani, Franco Micalizzi and more. Collector's Edition 2 LP includes a bonus 7" single and original poster.
Quando l'amore e sensualita [2LP]
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Introducing QUANDO L'AMORE E SENSUALITA by Ennio Morricone, the fourth release in the MORRICONE SEGRETO series. The soundtrack is one of the undiscovered gems in Morricone's catalog. Newly remastered, this album features eleven previously unreleased tracks and marks the 50th-anniversary of the film's release. With its tonal experiments and compositional complexity, it shows the most obscure, dark-tinged, and psychedelic side of the Maestro and his unbridled creativity.
ANTIFRAGILE [FROZEN AQUAMARINE]
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Highly anticipated comeback by LE SSERAFIM has arrived! The five-member girl group is back with a brand new mini-album titled ANTIFRAGILE. This new release will be available in three versions: MIDNIGHT ONYX, IRIDESCENT OPAL and FROZEN AQUAMARINE. Contents of the mini-album include: CD, Outbox, Booklet (112 pgs), Postcard, Folding Poster, Photocard (random 1 of 15), Sticker, Antifragile Sticker. Box Dimensions: 194 x 260 x 18 mm.
Normal version. 2022 release. Includes 80-page photo book, lyrics card, photo card + sticker.
NMIXX is a South Korean girl groups formed by SQU4D, a sub-label of JYP Entertainment. Consisting of LILY, HAEWON, SULLYOON, JINNI, BAE, JIWOO and KYUJIN, NMIXX debuted in February 2022 with the single AD MARE that featured the title track "O.O". The name NMIXX combines the letter "N", which stands for "now", "new", "next" and the unknown "n", and the word "mix", which symbolizes combination and diversity, altogether meaning "the best combination for a new era". NMIXX’s debut single AD MARE introduces a new genre called MIXX POP, packed with the confidence and ambition of a new group ready to take on the world. It blends in two or more genres into one flavorful song and represents the unusual experiment of NMIXX. “O.O” is a reinterpretation of baile funk and the track leads the listeners to the world of MIXX POP. After the start of promotions the MV of "O.O" surpassed 20 million views in the first 24 hours of its release. The song entered the Billboard Global Chart (excluding U.S.) at No. 71, and also ranked No. 138 on Billboard Global 200. Meanwhile AD MARE sold over 220K copies in the first week, recorded the highest debut album sales by a girl group ever in K-pop history.
(G)I-DLE is back and ready to show their global audience that they are stronger and more passionate than ever with a brand-new 5th mini album, I love. This new release is available in three versions: Act, Born and X-File. Contents of the package include a CD, Photo Book, Lyric Paper, Selfie Card (random 2 of 30), Bookmark (random 1 of 5), Sticker, Mini Poster (random 1 of 5) and Postage Stamp Sticker. Box Dimensions: 190 x 258 x 11 (mm). Online orders ship via random selection.
Cry With Tears: Greek-Albanian Songs Of Many Voices [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Maroon LP]
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Isokratisses (Greek for "women who sing the "iso" or "drone") is a vocal ensemble comprised of eight women who carry the ancient tradition of polyphonic songs from Epirus: a region in northern Greece and southern Albania. Born and reared in the Greek speaking villages around Deropoli and Politsani in Albania, the women of Isokratisses have sung these songs since childhood. The group ranges in age from 19 to 56 with some sisters in the group as well as an aunt. They were nurtured by this archaic music, listening and singing it with their family and friends. The songs were passed down from generation to generation. The group started its artistic activity in 2015, after the singer Anna Katsi took the initiative to encourage the younger members to perform regularly. The communal nature of polyphonic singing is a way of revitalizing an art that has declined in recent years and to reassert the primacy of female voices in the southern Balkans. Singing these songs builds an invisible bridge that connects the present with the past, the memories of childhood travel with the immediacy of daily life. On Oct 14, 2022, Third Man Records will release a full album of these solo polyphonic songs, with Grammy-winning producer Christopher King. "It is social music, woven into the fabric of poor, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities. Many of the songs are variations of mirologia (songs of fate, songs of morning) that used to be sung throughout the southern Balkans but have largely disappeared on an informal cultural level except for Epirus. Structurally, the songs are pentatonic (five notes with no semitones) and are composed of three or four distinct melodic voices that weave together in an organic yet unexpected way. The remaining members of the group provide the iso or “drone” that is the low tonic note of the melody." - Chris King