Elvis Presley…. The Boy From Tupelo Pre-release news.

On Friday 28th July Elvis Presley fans you are in for a real treat…..

“A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings is the definitive collection of Elvis’ Sun-era recordings. Available as a 3CD deluxe box set and a single LP Vinyl, this is the most comprehensive collection of early Elvis recordings ever assembled, with many tracks becoming available for the first time as part of this package and one performance–a newly discovered recording of “”I Forgot To Remember To Forget”” (from the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 29, 1955)- being officially released for the first time ever. This incredible package also includes a 120-page book formatted as an illustrated travelogue and datebook chronicling the genesis of Elvis’ early career via facts, anecdotes, memorabilia and many rare photos.

Available in store from Friday 28th July on both CD and Vinyl formats.

If you visit us then also check out the fantastic pencil art prints of Elvis by Chris Burns.

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Chris Burns Pencil Art now in store……

As per our earlier blog post we are now pleased to announce that the fantastic pencil art from Chris Burns is now in store and on our gallery wall.

The first thing that you will notice when you look at these fine art prints is Chris’s attention to detail which makes his pictures almost photographic.

All the prints have been hand signed by Chris and are available in A4 and A3 sizes. We are able so supply fully framed, just mounted or just a print on its own so you can get framed yourself.

With artists available such as Madonna, Elvis, Hendrix, Prince, Elton John, Bowie and many more these will make great gifts.

They really do look great on the wall. Do pass by and take a look.

 

 

 

 

 

July 21st New Releases

It’s that time of the week again when a whole raft of new vinyl and CD’s hit the shelves…….

Declan McKenna………… What Do You Think About The Car.

This is the much anticipated debut album the Glastonbury Festival (official) 2015 emerging artist award winner Declan McKenna.

We have this album available on CD, Vinyl with CD and indie shop exclusive picture disc with a bonus 7″ single of ‘The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home’.

Continuing with our theme of bringing Salisbury some less mainstream but great music which is going down a storm especially when our customers hear for the first time via our instore playlist we bring you new releases from…….

CHON…. already a good seller today, Stu Larsen, Laucan and Dan Croll.

Also out this week on coloured vinyl is Clint Mansell’s soundtrack to the ‘San Junipero’ episode of Black Mirror

Out on CD……. the latest from Dizzee Rascal! and Goldfinger amongst others.

We also have some great anniversary box sets….

Marillion’s ‘Misplaced Childhood’ both available as CD/DVD and Vinyl

We also see The Ramones 40th Anniversary ‘Leave Home’ issued as a hardbound lavish gatefold vinyl .

Universal continue with the next two reissues from Elton John…..1972’s Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player and 1974’s Caribou

We are open tomorrow from 9.00 am.

Radiohead OKNOTOK box set in store 21st July…..

Looking forward to having this out in the store Friday 21st July.

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Check out the unboxing ceremony via this official Radiohead tweet.

Fine pencil art by Chris Burns…….

We are pleased to confirm that we will be the exclusive sellers in the Salisbury area for Chris Burns fine pencil art prints.

You can see a small selection of Chris’s work below. .

Each print will be hand signed by Chris and will be available as either framed or just as a take away print for you to get framed yourself.

Prints will be available in A4 and A3 sizes and prices will start at £ 9.99

These will make great gifts.

A little bit more about Chris whose art hangs on walls around the world.

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He would draw in his spare time until in the late 1990’s when after seeing a number of artist producing and selling their own work on the streets of Europe and worldwide.

Having produced portraits and family pets for friends , neighbours etc he discovered that he thoroughly enjoyed producing these drawings and how good it would be to do it for a living.

It was then when he contacted various merchandising and licensing company’s with his drawings that he found himself producing film stars and football players for mass production that were then published throughout the UK in high street stores such as Clinton cards and various football clubs.

These drawings then went from strength to strength on various formats featuring on tv programs and trade magazines etc.

His pencil drawings are sketched entirely by hand, taking usually between two to three weeks to produce.
They are sold worldwide on prints and greeting cards to an ever growing public across Australia, the USA and Europe.

He has  focused his subjects on popular icons, legends and celebrities for a number of years now. Chris will also look at taking on commissions but with the quality of his work as you can imagine is booked up for a few years in advance.

Chris is also looking at  producing future works with exciting images of New York, Paris, Venice and the Human form with the  growing interest in his work he is  looking forward to these new challenges and bringing them to you wherever you are in the world.

We look forward to bringing  you Chris’s art to our gallery wall during July 2017.

New releases and reissues due 14th July…. Part 1

It’s nearly Friday again and that time of the week when we bring you the best of this week’s new releases and reissues.

We start with the new releases…..

Mr Jukes………… God First

Jack Steadman’s (frontman from Bombay Bicycle Club) next move is no mere reinvention: Mr Jukes is a passion-project which feels distinctly back-to-your roots in flavour, allowing Steadman to explore the crate-digging influences of soul, funk, hip-hop and jazz – from Bill Withers to John Coltrane, via Floating Points. God First’ features an eclectic, carefully-curated cast of guests including: BJ The Chicago Kid, Charles Bradley, Lianne La Havas, Horace Andy, Laleh Hathaway & Elli Ingram. With the first single already being  Mistajams ROTW on Radio 1 and NME ROTW it looks like this is going to be heading for a good chart position next week.

We will have both CD and Vinyl formats available.

Mura Masa……….Mura Masa

He is the most exciting British producer in the UK right now and this album comes off the back of huge streaming successes including Firefily, Lovesick and What If I Go which have racked up over 150million spotify streams combined to date. The new single ‘All Around The World’ (ft. Desiigner), which first aired as Radio 1’s Hottest Record in The World and is the next taste of Mura Masa’s much-anticipated, self-titled debut album, which also includes recent singles ‘Firefly’, ‘What If I Go?’, ‘Lovesick’ and ‘1 Night’ (ft. Charli XCX). ‘All Around the World’, is a thrilling highlight on an ever-surprising debut album, recorded alongside an extraordinarily diverse cast-list: ranging from Damon Albarn, Christine & The Queens and Charli XCX to ASAP Rocky, Jamie Lidell, A. K. Paul, and affiliates of Alex’s own Anchor Point family (like Nao, Bonzai and Tom Tripp). In and amongst all that, musically you’re as likely to find Prince-style wired funk sitting next to rap as you are tropical-inflected house and acoustic balladry. It’s singularly Mura Masa’s vision of what pop music (and modern British culture) should look like in 2017. Even the artwork rejects the idea of running to the page, or living in a box. Having been nominated for his first Ivor Novello Award and added to an extensive run of summer festivals, Mura Masa’s autumn headline tour featuring his biggest headline show to date at Brixton Academy.

The album is released as Limited Bespoke CD (WITH GRAPHICS PRINTED DIRECTLY ON THE CASE) , LP – 180g heavyweight single vinyl in a sleeve.

Oh Wonder………… Ultra Life

When we last heard from Londoners Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, they were capping an incredible year with a sold-out show at London’s Roundhouse. In the space of fourteen months, they went from tentatively playing a first live show at London’s ICA to touring the world, playing shows across Latin America, Australia, Russia and Asia, and repeat UK, Europe, US and Canada tours to ever increasing rooms. It culminated in 162 shows in 112 cities, with a mighty 83,000 tickets sold. This is the follow up to their debut album which is now fast approaching half a billion streams.

Released on 1 disc (black) heavy gatefold viny complete with a 12 x 12 Poster with band photo and lyrics insert and a download card and a CD mintpack with a folded down Poster with band photo and lyrics insert.

Kendrick Lamar………….. Damn

Featuring collaborations with Rihanna and U2 plus production credits including long-term collaborators Sounwave and DJ Dahi, as well as cuts with James Blake, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mike WiLL Made-It, Alchemist, Terrace Martin, Cardo and 9th Wonder, DAMN. is shaping up to be an album that will carry on Kendrick’s cultural and musical relevance alongside previous releases, which includes 2015’s #1 album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ and 2012’s ‘Good Kid. m.A.A.d City’. Released on 2LP Gatefold vinyl with 14 tracks.

Jonas Blue……….. Electronic Nature The Mix 2017

Jonas Blue, signed to Virgin EMI, is THE breakthrough artist of 2016. His rework of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ was last year’s summer anthem and new single ‘Mama’ is climbing up the airplay charts and sitting in the top 10 of the OCC chart with no signs of slowing down.

This album has two tracks never before heard from Jonas! 60 tracks on a 3CD digipack. Key Tracks include Jonas Blue, William Singe – Mama , Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee – Despacito – Major Lazer & MOSKA Remix, Jax Jones ft. RAYE – You Don’t Know Me , Martin Jensen – Solo Dance, Zedd, Alessia Cara – Stay – Jonas Blue Remix, DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You.

Baby Driver…….. OST

This is an excellent 29 song soundtrack to the highly anticipated Edgar Wright film, released across cinemas nationwide on 30th June. Film stars Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Lily James, John Hamm, Jamie Foxx & more… Featured artists include:- Dangermouse feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi, Beck, T Rex, Blur, The Beach Boys, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Damned, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Queen, The Commodores, Barry White, Simon & Garfunkel, Young MC, Sam & Dave, The Detroit Emeralds & more.

This week also sees releases from The Vamps…… Night and Day on CD and Paul Simon…… The Concert in Hyde Park on CD/DVD combo

This week also sees some great re-issues some of which are limited editions……

The Style Council…………. Introducing The Style and Cafe Blue. 

Both of these Style Council classics get re-issues on limited edition heavyweight coloured vinyl. Both albums have been remastered at Abbey Road and come in reproductions of original packaging with download codes. CAFÉ BLEU – The official debut album released in March 1984, reaching number 2 in the UK album chart. Features top-5 hits My Ever Changing Moods and You’re The Best Thing as well as perennial favourite – Headstart For Happiness – arguably three of Weller’s finest pop songs. Also includes 16-page ‘mini-magazine’, reproduced as the original. INTRODUCING: THE STYLE COUNCIL: An extraordinary, eclectic intro to the band – a round-up of the first few British singles and B-sides. Features the Jam-styled Speak Like a Child (UK no. 4 hit), the radical departure of Long Hot Summer (UK no. 3 hit) and the hard-hitting political Brit-funk of Money-Go-Round.

Pressed on magenta coloured heavyweight vinyl with download code.

Paradise Lost…………. One Second ( 20th Anniversary Re-issue) 

To celebrate it’s 20th anniversary, Music For Nations reissue Paradise Lost’s seminal album, ‘One Second’. Remastered by collaborator Jaime Gomez.

This 2 LP set is on 180gm black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

The Commodores………….. The Commodores 

The 1977 release, now with long versions on vinyl for the first time, includes such hits as “Brick House” and “Easy,” and has been sampled by many artists

Commodores, the 1977 self-titled fifth studio album by the pop-funk-soul band known as the “Black Beatles,” gets a vinyl LP release. The release was cut from the original, un-faded masters, delivering on vinyl for the first time longer versions of seven of the nine tracks.

Comes complete with autographed poster.

Look out for part 2 of this week’s new releases. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our dedicated Elton John Section ……

We probably have one of the most extensive Elton John vinyl and memorabilia sections in any record shop in the UK with our link up with www.eltonjohnstore.com

Some of the items we have date back to the the beginning of Elton’s career and are now extremely rare.

We have a major vinyl section which contains many first pressings of Elton’s classic early albums.

If you visit us and are a fan of The Rocket Man then please ask to see our own archive of Elton clippings which extends to thousands of items in four A3 size bound volumes.

Yes I am a bit of a fan myself which I think will probably be evident when you walk through the doors.

If you can’t make it to the shop then we will be making some items available via our dedicated online Elton John Store…… click here to see what we have available. We will ship worldwide on most items.