21st September Mailout

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21st September Mailout

Tomorrow we have MG Boulter playing live in the shop (2pm, free entry). More info here.

Album of the week is the first release from Prince's famous vault, Piano & A Microphone 1983
. More info here.
September's shaping up to be be pretty great for new releases. Bristol malcontent's Beak, featuring Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Will Young (not that one. The one from Moon Gangs) release their new album, the snappily titled >>>. The great Lonnie Holley, the 7th of 27 children (who apparently was once traded for a bottle of whiskey when he was 4 years old) returns with his new record, MITH, an expansive political, largely improvised, album, which is available on limited edition smoke coloured vinyl. Indie survivors Suede return with with The Blue Hour, which is available on limited edition blue vinyl (best order quickly on this one if you want this version). We have the French version of the new Christine & The Queens album, Chris, in today too, perfect for those that like to practise their GCSE French by reading hype stickers on records. The second batch of the peerless Felt reissues are out today too, they're all essential listening. If you're not familiar, start anywhere, they're all great. And finally Terry Callier's classic 1968 debut The New Folk Sound Of gets a fancy double vinyl reissue, with a few previously unreleased tracks and a new essay.  

Pre-order recommendations this week are the debut from London's analogue post-punk crew Value Void, a long-overdue reissue of DJ Shadow's The Private Press, a new one from John Peel favourites The Nightingales and a compilation covering the past 40 years of punk label Damaged Goods. Use 'PREORDER' code at checkout for 10% off all pre-orders.

This week's used highlights are a Japan-only release from the great Yasuaki Shimizu and a limited edition blue vinyl reissue of Dorothy Ashby's classic jazz album Dorothy's Harp. You can see some of our other used bits here, and there's loads more in the shop not listed online

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