New releases for 7 May 2021

This week’s six smashers start with Latest Record Project: Volume 1, a 28-track delve into Van Morrison’s ongoing love of blues, R&B, jazz and soul. It’s his 42nd record and his most dynamic and contemporary album in years, and it’s well worth your time. Musical pioneer Moby’s new album, Reprise, finds him revisiting and reimagining…

Pre-sale of the week: New Order – education entertainment recreation – Live From Alexandra Palace, out 7 May

Recorded live on 9 November 2018 – New Order’s only UK show of 2018 – education entertainment recreation is a brand-new live album from London’s Alexandra Palace. Sonically spectacular, spanning 2 hours 20 minutes, the show joyously mixed New Order classics, their latest acclaimed album Music Complete and Joy Division’s finest. Opening with ‘Singularity’ from…

New releases for 12 July 2019

This week’s summer smashers kick off with Sabaton’s ninth studio album, The Great War, which is the first concept album from the Swedish power-metallers. As bassist Per Sundstrom says: “This is the biggest album we have taken on so far; there is so much depth and story around the songs that we never had before.”…

Pre-sale of the week: New Order + Liam Gillick – So It Goes…, out 12 July

In June 2017, New Order returned to the stage at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios where Joy Division made their television debut on Tony Wilson’s ‘So It Goes’ programme in 1978. For the celebrated show Σ(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes…, the legendary band deconstructed, rethought and rebuilt a wealth of material from…

New releases for 1 December 2017

There are plenty of top releases coming up in December that we’re excited about. We start of with On Air, which showcases the early vibrancy of The Rolling Stones live, includes eight performances not released officially before and is arguably the Stones at their early, raw peak. U2 return with Songs Of Experience, a companion…

New releases for 25 September 2015

There’s a huge number of new releases for 25 September – reducing them to 8 was quite some task! To start with, there are massive box sets from David Bowie and Queen. The pre-sales for Queen’s Studio Collection have gone amazingly well so anyone thinking of an Christmas gift (sorry!) should get in early before…