Pre-sale of the week: Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point, out 25 February

Some forty years into one of music’s most impactful, sometimes tense and yet curiously enduring partnerships, Tears For Fears have finally arrived together at The Tipping Point – the group’s ambitious, accomplished and surprising first new studio album in nearly two decades. Note: The LP is available on green vinyl, exclusive to record shops. Click…

New releases for 15 October 2021

This week’s picks start with a classic: The Beatles’ iconic final studio album, Let It Be, is being reissued in a new stereo mix by Giles Martin to coincide with the worldwide release of Peter Jackson’s 3-part documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back’. In January 1969, The Beatles planned to return to live performance, setting up…

New releases for 8 October 2021

We kick off this week with the intoxicating Huffy, which ushers in a bold new chapter for beloved indie heroes We Are Scientists, who are holding nothing back and deliver a welcome shot in the arm for deprived indie disco dancers everywhere. The fresh music on the band’s first album in 3 years is accompanied…

Pre-sale of the week: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts, out 19 November

The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts were recorded by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at the September 1979 MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The set featured 13 songs performed over two nights, and they have been newly remixed and remastered for this…

New releases for 1 October 2021

Our super six this week kicks off with The The, who celebrated their comeback in 2018 after 20 years of absence with a glorious UK and US tour, topped by a sold-out performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the so-called Comeback Special. What started as an unforgettable live experience now turns into something…

Pre-sales of the week: The Waterboys – The Magnificent Seven (Fisherman’s Blues/Room To Roam Band, 1989-90) and Room To Roam (Half Speed Master), out 3 December

The Magnificent Seven (Fisherman’s Blues/Room To Roam Band, 1989-90) is a new 145-track 5-CD + DVD box set which tells the story of the seven-piece Waterboys line-up from the Fisherman’s Blues 1989 tour through to the release of the band’s fifth album, Room To Roam, in 1990. As well as the remastered Room To Roam…

New releases for 24 September 2021

This week’s ear-ticklers start with Public Service Broadcasting’s fourth album, Bright Magic, which is their most ambitious undertaking yet – an album in three parts (Building A City / Building A Myth / Bright Magic) that brings you to Europe’s heart and de facto capital, the cultural and political metropolis that is the ‘Haupstadt’ of…

New releases for 17 September 2021

This week’s super six opens with the latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series. Volume 16: Springtime In New York revisits an often-forgotten, rich vein in Dylan’s vast and complex catalogue, shining fresh light on the provocative new musical directions Dylan was taking as a songwriter and a recording artist between 1980…