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NEW RELEASE INFORMATION Release Date: 08/03/2010 Artist

Title

Kris Drever

Mark The Hard Earth

Cat.No: NAVIGATOR30 Format: CD

Barcode: 5060169470866 Label: NAVIGATOR Genre: FOLK Much anticipated follow up to the Award winning debut album “Black Water” Reviews in Mojo, Word, Clash, Spiral Earth & BBC.co.uk

As one of folk music’s most in demand performers, finding enough time to record a follow-up to his debut album, ‘Black Water’ (Reveal 2006) was never going to be easy for KRIS DREVER. A critical and commercial success both here and abroad, ‘Black Water’ brought KRIS DREVER to the attention of the BBC Folk Awards who honored him with the Horizon Award for Best Newcomer in 2007 and sent Kris off on a stint of touring and recording that really hasn’t stopped since. Kris has been working with John McCusker and Roddy Woomble (Drever McCusker Woomble, ‘Before The Ruin’ Mojo’s Best Folk Albums of 2008) and most famously with Scots/English trio LAU, the inventive, folk tour-de-force featuring Kris (guitar and vocals), Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) and Martin Green (accordion, efx) – LAU are no strangers to the BBC Folk Award Winners either, picking up Best Group 2008 and 2009 and nominated again this year for Best Group and Best Live Act 2010. Thankfully Kris found the time to record ‘Mark The Hard Earth’ during Summer 2009 and was able to enlist a stellar array of guest musicians, as he did for ‘Black Water’. Produced again by John McCusker, ‘Mark The Hard Earth’ was recorded in two main sessions, one in North Berwick with legendary American roots musician Tim O’Brien and bass players Andy Seward, Ewen Vernal (Capercaille) and the second in Yorkshire with (uniquely talented guitarist) Ian Carr (Kate Rusby / Two Duo’s Quartet), Donald Shaw (Capercaile), Phil Cunningham, Roy Dodds (Fairground Attraction) plus two of the most popular female artists in folk, backing Kris on vocal duties, Heidi Talbot and Karine Polwart.


NEW RELEASE INFORMATION 2010 KRIS DREVER CONCERTS

January 2010 Fri 29th Jan Celtic Connections @ Glasgow, Old Fruit Market, "MARK THE HARD EARTH" Launch Concert April 2010 Thu 8th April Edinburgh, Venue tba Fri 9th April Thorne,Thornensians Folk Club Doncaster Sun 11th April Alderwasley, The Bear Inn,Derbyshire Thu 15th April Knaresborough,Henshaw's Arts Centre,North Yorkshire Sun 18th Topsham Folk Club@ The Globe,Topsham,Devon, Wed 21st The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, London, EC1 Thu 22nd The Slaughtered Lamb,34-35 Great Sutton Street,London,EC1 Fri 23rd April Sledmere,Moonbeams Acoustic @ The Sledmere Village Hall,Driffield,Yorkshire Sat 24th April Blackburn,Mellor Brook Centre Fri 30th April Shetland Folk Festival,Shetland May 2010 KRIS DREVER & TIM O'BRIEN (duo performances) Wed 19th May Stornoway,An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis Thu 20th May Glasgow,St Andrews In The Square Fri 21st May Shepley, Spring Festival Sat 22nd May Bury,The Met Sun 23rd May Stockton On Tees,The Georgian Theatre Mon 24th May Otley,The Courthouse Thu 27th May Orkney Folk Festival Fri 28th May Orkney Folk Festival Praise for KRIS DREVER’s debut album ‘Black Water’ : Q – A strong natural singer and top notch guitarist. The folk revival has a new standard bearer **** Telegraph – Maturity and flair flow from every track Mojo – KRIS DREVER is a serious talent **** The Sun – Further confirmation that folk music is kicking and screaming into the 21st Century…many moments of rare beauty **** Maverick – This is an album that will be as relevant twenty years hence as it is today ***** Sunday Times – Drever’s debut aligns ancient with modern. A poignant picture of modern Britain and makes the standard live anew. (Album of the Week)


NEW RELEASE INFORMATION Release Date: 15/03/2010 Artist

Title

Andy McKee

Joyland

Cat.No: PASS005 Format: CD + DVD

Barcode: 805520300056 Label: PROPER RECORDS Genre: FOLK Andy’s new album Joyland, includes 8 new original compositions, as well as an inspired take on Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. The package comes with a bonus 75 minute DVD with documentary, performances and instructional segments.

Hailing from Topeka Kansas, the self-taught McKee, first garnered international attention as one of the top finalists at the prestigious National Finger Style Guitar Championships in Windfield, Kansas. Since 2001, McKee has released five albums independently selling upwards of 40,000. McKee’s live shows are a true testament to his art of stringsmanship and engaging repartee. He manages to capture both the every day music fan and guitar aficionados with his expertise and down to earth wit and humour. McKee’s unique skill allows him to transform the guitar from a simple stringed instrument to a dynamic calliope of sound. Andy’s deft talents give his music life through altered tunings, syncopated rhythm guitar taps, and his textural use of polyphonic tones and drones. All of these are played on both standard sized acoustic guitars and a hand-built 12 string harp-guitar. His highly-developed two handed technique is reminiscent of some of Andy’s cherished guitar mentors and heroes: Preston Reed, Don Ross, Billy McLaughlin, and Michael Hedges. CD Tracks: Joyland / Blue Liquid / Away / Everybody Wants To Rule The World / Never Grow Old / Upward Mobility / Hunters' Moon / My Life As A CPA (Parallel Universe #43) / Layover / For Now.


NEW RELEASE INFORMATION Andy McKee UK and Irish Dates 2010 Date Mar 17, 8:00 PM Mar 18, 8:00 PM Mar 19, 8:00 PM Mar 20, 8:00 PM Mar 21, 8:00 PM Mar 22, 8:00 PM

Location Bristol, UK Winchester, UK Gloucester, UK London, Uk Jersey, UK Guernsey, UK

Mar 23, 8:00 PM Mar 24, 8:00 PM Mar 25, 8:00 PM Mar 26, 8:00 PM Mar 27, 8:00 PM Mar 28, 8:00 PM Mar 29, 8:00 PM Mar 30, 8:00 PM Mar 31, 8:00 PM Apr 1, 8:00 PM Apr 2, 8:00 PM

Milton Keynes, UK Poole, UK Exeter, UK Cardiff, Wales Liverpool, UK LEICESTER, UK Newcastle, UK Manchester, UK Wolverhampton, UK York, UK Sheffield, UK

Venue Colston Hall The Theatre Royal The Guildhall Union Chapel The Arts Centre St James Centre The Stables at Wavendon Mr Kyps The Phoenix The Globe The Zanzibar Club THE MUSICIAN The Cluny The Band on the Wall The Robin Fibbers The Boardwalk


NEW RELEASE INFORMATION Release Date: 15/03/2010 Artist

Title

Paul Brady

Hooba Dooba

Cat.No: PRPCD056 Format: CD

Barcode: 805520030564 Label: PROPER RECORDS Genre: FOLK Paul Brady's new album 'Hooba Dooba' is an eclectic collection of 12 songs in the distinctive Brady style with strong melodies, provocative lyrics, infectious rhythms…all led by a voice with a warmth, emotional intensity and 'realness' rare in today's contemporary music.

Recorded in his studio on the outskirts of Dublin, it features Paul in the company of his long time musical collaborators Liam Genockey (drums), Jennifer Maidman (bass), Bill Shanley & Anthony Drennan (electric guitars), Rod McVey (Hammond organ and accordeon), with inspiring contributions from Jerry Douglas on lap steel, Sarah Siskind on backing vocals and Colm Brady on harmonica. Fiachra Trench arranges and directs an ensemble from the Irish Film Orchestra. Paul plays acoustic 6 &12 string guitars, electric guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, piano and keyboards….all adding up to an album strong in substance, style and musical artistry. Featuring 12 songs, ‘Hooba Dooba’ is a strikingly varied record in mood, pace and colour, moving easily from the raw roots-rock of 'Cry It Out', 'Rainbow' and 'Follow That Star' through the classic groove-laden pop of 'Winners' Ball' and 'Price Of Fame' to the romantic power of 'One More Today’ and even on to an acoustic driven cover of Lennon/McCartney's 'You Won't See Me' finishing with the epic 'Over The Border' …all the while with the sure hand of Paul Brady at the centre of things. Tracks: Cry It Out / Rainbow / The Price Of Fame / One More Today / The Winners' Ball / Luck Of The Draw / Follow That Star / Mother And Son / Money To Burn / You Won't See Me / Over The Border / Living The Mystery.


NEW RELEASE INFORMATION Paul Brady UK and Irish Dates 2010 DATE: Date/Month/Year 03/04/2010 04/04/2010 06/04/2010 07/04/2010 9 and 10/04/2010 14/04/2010 15/04/2010 16/04/2010 18/04/2010 19/04/2010 20/04/2010 22/04/2010 24/04/2010 25/04/2010 28/04/2010 29/04/2010 30/04/2010 02/05/2010

CITY:

VENUE:

Derry Killarney Ennis Drogheda Dublin Newcastle Edinburgh Manchester Cardiff Bristol Birmingham Cambridge Liverpool London Wexford Limerick Cork Galway

Millennium Forum Killarney INEC Glor TLT Theatre Grand Canal Theatre Tyne Theatre The Queen's Hall Bridgewater Hall St David’s Hall Colston Hall Town Hall Corn Exchange Philharmonic O2 Empire Shepherds Bush Opera House UCH Opera House Radisson Hotel


NEW RELEASE INFORMATION Release Date: 08/03/2010 Artist

Title

Joan Armatrading

The Charming Life

Cat.No: HYP10272 Format: CD

Barcode: 4011586102725 Label: HYPERTENSION Genre: ROCK/POP New album from the three times Grammy nominated British singer songwriter

Three times Grammy nominated British singer songwriter Joan Armatrading is the first female UK artist to have debuted at number one in the Billboard Blues charts. She is also the first female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category. Joan Armatrading is one of the UK’s leading female singer songwriters who has stood the test of time with highly acclaimed songs such as 'Love And Affection', 'Willow', 'Drop The Pilot', 'Lovers Speak' and 'Into The Blues' and now she releases her finest work to date. A collection of eleven new compositions that will see Joan return to a more rock/pop format, both commercial yet also contemporary. From the anthemic opener and title track 'This Charming Life' that, has hit single written all over it, to the hard rocking 'Heading Back To New York City' and the “hands in the air” Best Dress On, Joan is back with an album that will appeal to fans old and new. A consummate performer, Joan Armatrading is indeed the whole package, an excellent song writer, a powerful vocalist and as a guitarist, she is certainly one of the best female players in the world. A thirty five date UK tour will be undertaken to support the new release starting on March 31st at the Plymouth Pavilions. Prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic and Buxton Opera House will resound to the sound of Joan Armatrading as she plays THIS CHARMING LIFE and material from her extensive back catalogue of recordings. Full tour dates and radio interview schedule attached Tracks; This Charming Life / Love Love Love / People Who Win / Two Tears / Heading Back To New York City / Goddess Of Change / Diamond / Promises / Virtual Reality / Best Dress On / Cry


NEW RELEASE INFORMATION Joan Armatrading Tour Dates 2010 31/3/2010 1/4/2010

Plymouth Pavilions Cheltenham Town Hall

Plymouth Cheltenham

2/4/2010 3/4/2010 7/4/2010 8/4/2010 9/4/2010 10/4/2010 12/4/2010

Cardiff St. David’s Hall St Albans Arena Assembly Rooms Norwich Theatre Royal Cambridge Corn Exchange Northampton Derngate Royal Albert Hall

Cardiff St Albans Derby Norwich Cambridge Northampton London

13/4/2010 14/4/2010 15/4/2010 17/4/2010 18/4/2010 19/4/2010 20/4/2010

Brighton Dome Southend Cliffs Pavilion Basingstoke Anvil Liverpool Philharmonic Leeds Grand Theatre Leicester De Montfort Hall Bristol Colston Hall

Brighton Southend Basingstoke Liverpool Leeds Leicester Bristol

22/4/2010

Llandudno Venue Cymru

Llandudno

23/4/2010

Dublin Vicar Street

Dublin

24/4/2010 26/4/2010 27/4/2010 28/4/2010 29/4/2010

Belfast Ulster Hall Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Aberdeen Music Hall Edinburgh Queens Hall Gateshead Sage

Belfast Glasgow Aberdeen Edinburgh Newcastle

1/5/2010 2/5/2010 3/5/2010 4/5/2010 6/5/2010 7/5/2010 8/5/2010

Symphony Hall Oxford New Theatre Dorking Halls Manchester Bridgewater Hall The Swan High Wycombe Tunbridge Assembly Hall Hastings White Rock Theatre

Birmingham Oxford Dorking Manchester High Wycombe Tunbridge wells Hastings

9/5/2010 11/5/2010 12/5/2010 13/5/2010 14/5/2010

Harrogate Int Centre Buxton Opera House Hull City Hall Fairfield (Croydon) Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone

Harrogate Buxton Hull Croydon Folkestone


NEW RELEASE INFORMATION Release Date: 08/03/2010 Artist

Title

Various Artists

Nigeria Special Volume 2: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blues Volume 2

Cat.No: SNDWCD020 Format: CD

Barcode: 893775001897 Label: SOUNDWAY Genre: WORLD The second part to Soundway’s best selling Nigeria Special album The CD is presented with a full colour 24-page booklet “An aural and design classic” MOJO “Among the contenders for reissue compilation of the year.” OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY “A deep selection that yields more with each listen, this is recommended for aficionados and passing fans alike” SONGLINES

Many of the tracks featured on Nigeria Special 2 have been forgotten or out of print for nearly 35 years but have since been tracked down and documented by Miles Cleret – the fruits of an arduous labour that has taken over ten years of dedication, research and travel to Nigeria culminating in the final part of Soundway’s extensive survey of Nigeria’s forgotten musical history. The range of styles vary from highlife to Juju and Nigerian blues in the languages of Yoruba, Igbo, Bini and Ijaw. With a peppering of ‘afro’ experimentation the same musical stew pervades volume 2 as it’s predecessor - some artists appear again alongside some new artists as the emphasis continues to focus on the laid back and mid tempo feel found on volume 1. It includes, the bluesy guitar band style of the Otarus & the Peacocks sits opposite the more uptempo sound of highlife legends Stephen Osita Osadebe (here bringing his Igbo version of the Cuban standard Peanut Vendor) and Paulson Kalu. Progressive outfits the Black Zenith, The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, Tunji Oyelana, The Nkengas Opotopo and Joy Nwoso remind us that these were indeed experimental times with their fusions of jazz, highlife and in the case of Nwoso - opera! Tracks: Fubura Sekibo - Psychedelic Baby / Black's' Zenith - Shango Oba Onina / Twins Seven - Seven and His Golden Cabretas - Totobiroko (Ogbele) / The Professional Seagulls Dance Band of Port Harcourt - Ibi Awo Iyi / The Otarus Omohupa / The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination - The Lords Prayer / James Etamobe & His All Weatther Band Agboyabakpa / The People Star – Onwu Dinjo / Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats - Jeka Dubu / Emperor Dele Ojo & His Africana Internationals - Jekoyewa / Commander in Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers - Onyebu Chi / Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25 - Ochea Special / Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of Darkness - Motako / Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown) - Agboho / Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - Iwo Ko La Dami / Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Isip 2 / The Peacocks International Guitar Band - Onye Aghala Nwanneya / The Nkengas - Anyi Bundi Igbo / Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch - Egwo Umu Agbogho


Folk NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 08/02/2010 Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell The North Farm Session RRM006

805520212991

CD

RABBLEROUSER MUSIC

FOLK

"Delicate, thoughtful and intimate" **** The Guardian "Their songwriting is heartbreaking and magical, entralling and unexpected" Rachel Unthank Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell mark the release of their debut mini-album with two special shows; home and away in Newcastle and London. The North Farm Sessions was recorded at the Northumberland home of Rachel Unthank and Adrian McNally from The Unthanks. Jonny Kearney is a young songwriter from Hexham way and Lucy Farrell is his Kentish accomplice. They met while studying in Newcastle and were soon spotted by The Unthanks, who invited Jonny and Lucy to open for them on their mammoth 40 date UK tour. "They completely outsold us on CDs every night!" says Adrian McNally, who took time out from The Unthanks to produce and release the The North Farm Sessions. "After each show, there were fresh attempts by our speechless band members to articulate the magic, bittersweet romance, wit and tragedy in Jonny and Lucy's music. We are all in love." Kitchen sink dramas and tales of the heart are played out by Jonny and Lucy with tender, quiet reserve on guitar, piano, fiddle, viola and saw, while Lucy's pure and graceful voice is the perfect foil to Jonny's melancholic tones. Similarly, the unlikely combination of Farrell's English folk upbringing and Kearney's American songbook background has resulted in a quality of songwriting that belongs to the Dylan/Thompson/Waits school, rather than the Myspace corridors of modern singer songwriting. "spare, delicate, dignified, soothing, agreeably old-fashioned.. stars are born" R2 Tracks: Hares On The Mountain / Songs For A Sweetheart / Benjamin Brown / To The Boy / Letters To Lenore / Lullaby

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Folk NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 08/03/2010 Ashley Hutchings And Ken Nicol Copper, Russet And Gold PRKCD109

769934010928

CD

PARK RECORDS

FOLK

The careers of British folk rock legends, Steeleye Span, have often been compared to a bus ride with members getting on and off along the way. If that is the case, then Ashley Hutchings and Ken Nicol have ridden at both ends of the journey. It was Ashley that helped form the band forty years ago, bringing together the duos of Maddy Prior & Tim Hart and Gay & Terry Woods to record the seminal Hark! The Village Wait album, a release that would come to define a musical genre. Comparatively, Ken is very much part of the band’s future. Ken joined the band in 2002 and is now playing in the band’s longest ever line-up. The pairs’ association goes beyond this one band however, with an affiliation lasting nearly twenty years; first in the Ashley Hutchings Dance Band and then when Ken joined the Albion Band. Despite this long partnership, there has never been a duo album until now. Copper, Russet and Gold will see the light of day in early 2010, compromising all original compositions that delve into the pairings’ rich musical history. The expected folk feel is certainly there, but also mixed with splashes of jazz, blues and rock. Lyrically too the record is a varied experience with tales of Old England, the misery of supporting a doomed football team, Sir Francis Drake, GIs in World War II Britain and the beauty of Paris. It may have taken them a while to produce, but Nicol and Hutchings have made a record that glows with warmth, genuine character and charm. The duo head out on an extensive UK tour in support of the album, kicking off at the end of January and running through to March. And then? Well we can only hope it doesn’t take them so long to do it all again. Tour Dates 2010: Saturday 30th January - Caperby Village Hall Institute / Saturday 6th February - Bridgewater Arts Centre / Wednesday 10th February Faversham Folk Club / Thursday 11th February - The Castle, Wellingborough / Friday 12th February - Mill Arts Centre, Banbury / Saturday 13th February Cheltenham Festival / Tuesday 16th February - The Brindley, Runcorn / Saturday 20th February - Preston Guild Halll Foyer Bar / Sunday 21st February - Square Chapel, Halifax / Thursday 25th February - High Barn / Friday 26th February Redgrave Theatre, Clifton College, Bristol Saturday 27th February - Central Studio, Basingstoke / Sunday 28th February - Quay Arts, Newport, IoW / Monday 1st March - Nettlebed Folk Club / Wednesday 3rd March - Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich / Thursday 18th March - Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club, Leek / Saturday 20th March - The Junction, Goole / Tuesday 9th November - Dartford Folk Club Tracks: I am Prologue / The Five-barred Gate / Busy Street / Wink Of An eye / Down, Down, Down / What God Am I? / Never The Same Again / Sleeveless Errands / Drake Went Bowling / Copper, Russet And Gold / Raggle-Taggle Lad / I Am Epilogue

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Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Dennis Locorriere PRPCD057

805520030571

CD

Post Cool PROPER RECORDS

ROCK/POP

As the lead singer of Dr Hook, one of the biggest internationally successful bands of the 70s and 80s, Dennis Locorriere was known the world over. And here he is with his new studio recorded album of 13 self-penned songs, it is truly the most personal and intimate work DL has ever done. Dennis and band will be embarking on a 30 date UK tour to promote the CD. Full press and and radio promotion accopmanies this release. As the lead singer of Dr Hook, one of the biggest internationally successful bands of the 70s and 80s, Dennis Locorriere was known the world over. His voice was the calling card of the group that produced over 60 platinum and gold albums. Dennis sang every major hit Dr Hook had and was the only member involved with all of their recordings. Since that time Dennis has carved out an enviable solo career. His voice, instantly recognisable, is as note perfect as it ever was and his energy on stage has to be seen to be believed. His contemporary achievements now feature more than the Dr Hook chapter. Tracks: This Guitar / Crashing Down / Dance On Daddy's Feet / She Don't Care / Call Me / Ask Her / Don't Seem Right / The Sound Of A Train / I'm Impressed With Myself / You, Yourself And I / Sinking Ship / Standing As Tall As I Can / Different Faces.

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Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Dennis Locorriere Tour Dates 2010 FEBRUARY 16

Wycombe Swan

01494 512000 - BOX OFFICE

18

Northampton Derngate

01604 624811

19

Bradford St Georges Hall

01274 432000

20

Liverpool Philharmonic

0151 709 3789 - BOX OFFICE

22

Aberdeen Music Hall

01224 641122 - BOX OFFICE

23

Edinburgh Playhouse

0844 277 4321

24

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

0141 353 8000 - BOX OFFICE

25

Dundee Caird Hall

01382 434 451 - BOX OFFICE

28 MARCH 1

York Opera House

0844 847 2322 - BOX OFFICE

Southport Theatre

0844 847 2380

2

Grimsby Auditorium

0844 847 2426

4

Barnstaple Queens Hall

01271 324242 - BOX OFFICE

6

St. Albans Arena

01727 844488 - BOX OFFICE

7

Skegness Embassy

0845 674 0505 - BOX OFFICE

9

Southend Cliffs Pavilion

01702 351135 - BOX OFFICE

10

Bournemouth Pavilion

0844 576 3000 - BOX OFFICE

13

Eastbourne Congress Theatre

01323 412000

14

Southsea Kings Theatre

0239 282 8282

15

Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall

0844 847 1776 - BOX OFFICE

17

Tunbridge Wells Assembly

01892 530613 - BOX OFFICE

19

Gateshead Sage

0191 443 4661

20

Croydon Fairfield Hall

0208 86889291 - BOX OFFICE

22

Salford Lowry

0870 787 5783 - BOX OFFICE

24

Basingstoke Anvil

01256 844244 - BOX OFFICE

25

Salisbury City Hall

01722 434434 - BOX OFFICE

26

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

0115 989 5555 - BOX OFFICE

27

Oxford Theatre

0870 606 3500 - BOX OFFICE

28

Weston Super Mare Playhouse

01934 645 544

30

Buxton Opera House

0845 127 2190 - BOX OFFICE

31 APRIL 2

Dartford Orchard

01322 220000 - BOX OFFICE

Norwich Theatre Royal

01603 630000

3

Worthing Pavilion

01903 206206 - BOX OFFICE

4

London, Cadogan Hall

020 7730 4500

6

Torquay Princess Theatre

0844 847 2315

7

Truro, The Hall For Cornwall

01872 262466

8

Cardiff St David’s Hall

029 2087 8444

9

Birmingham Symphony Hall

0121 780 3333 - Box Office

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Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Gallhammer CDVILEF278

Gloomy Lights

801056827821

CD

PEACEVILLE

ROCK/POP

THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM ACCLAIMED JAPANESE TRIO NOW AVAILABLE ON PEACEVILLE WITH TWO BONUS TRACKS. DIGI-BOOK EDITION FEATURING NEW SLEEVE NOTES BY VIVIAN SLAUGHTER Following the success of 2007’s Ill Innocence, Gallhammer are currently hard at work on their highly anticipated follow-up album, due in autumn 2010. Prior to this, the band’s much sought after but hard to find, debut Gloomy Lights is released on Peaceville. Presented in a deluxe digibook, this new, special edition contains 2 rare bonus recordings of 'Blossom in the Raven River' and 'Lust Satan Death', plus new packaging and liner notes written by main member Vivian Slaughter. "Morbid to the core, these girls thrive on creating dark, gloomy dirges that positively ooze the raw essence of desperation and despair" Rocksound. ‘Every now and then a band come along that are truly special…Such a band is Gallhammer. Gallhammer reign supreme!’ Zero Tolerance ‘…We’d say there’s a 66.6 per cent chance that Gallhammer are the greatest metal band of all time.’ Metal Hammer Tracks: Endless Nauseous Days / Crucifixion / Tomurai: (May Our Father Die) / Beyond The Hate Red / Lost My Self / State Of Gloom / Aloof and Proud Silence / Color Of Coma / Bonus tracks: Blossom In The Raven River / Lust Satan Death

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Country NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Merle Travis PRMCD6104

Hot Pickin' 805520091046

CD2B

PRIMO

COUNTRY

Merle Travis mastered a unique sound on the guitar, christened as “Travis-picking”. Mining a country/blues repertoire, he mixed traditional songs with his own compositions. CD1: Will The Circle Be Unbroken? / No Vacancy / Cincinnati Lou / What A Shame / Divorce Me C.O.D. / Nine Pound Hammer / Sixteen Tons / John Henry / I Am A Pilgrim / Sweet Temptation / So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed / I’m Sick And Tired Of You Little Darling / Steel Guitar Rag / Lawdy What A Gal / Sioux City Sue / I Like My Chicken Fryin’ Size / Merle’s Boogie Woogie / Kentucky Means Paradise / I’m A Natural Born Gamblin’ Man / Crazy Boogie CD2: T For Texas / Blues Stay Away From Me / Start Even / I Got A Mean Old Woman / Guitar Rag / Lost John Boogie / Deep South / Kinfolks In Carolina / Rainy Day Feeling / Cannonball Rag / Blue Smoke / Black Diamond Blues / Saturday Night Shuffle / Bugle Call Rag / Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old ‘Tucky Home / The Memphis Blues / Blue Bell / The Waltz You Saved For Me / Rockabye Rag / Walkin’ The Strings

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Folk NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 08/03/2010 Lynn Miles Black Flowers Volume 1-2 TND531

620638053126

CD2

TRUE NORTH RECORDS

FOLK

The newly recorded double disc album,'Black Flowers Vol.1 &2', a collection of acoustic versions including some of her most popular songs, value priced as a single disc. Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters with five albums to her credit including a Juno Award in 2003 for her critically acclaimed album'Unravel' She received Canadian Folk Music awards including Best English Songwriter and Best Contemporary Singer for'Love Sweet Love' and has been touring folk festivals extensively across North America Tracks; Disc 1. Black Flowers Volume 1. A Thousand Lovers / I Give Up / Map Of My Heart / Night Drive / You’re Not Coming Back / I’m The Moon / Surrender Dorothy / Over You / Try Not To Be So Sad / When My Ship Comes In Disc 2. Black Flowers Volume 2. All I Ever Wanted / Eight Hour Drive / Rust / Flames Of Love / Hide Your Heart / Last Night / When Did The World / I Always Told You The Truth / Black Flowers / The People You Love

The Bevvy Sisters SHOOGLE09012

St James Sessions

9771473968012

CD

SHOOGLE RECORDS

FOLK

The richly seasoned voices of Heather Macleod, Kaela Rowan and Lindsey Black join forces in a stunning collection of self-penned and traditional songs, stirring together swing, jazz, folk and Americana flavours. By turns sassy and soulful, sensuous and spiritual, their spellbinding vocal arrangements combine with superb musicianship in a truly intoxicating sonic cocktail. In June 2009, The Bevvy Sisters set up as if for a gig in St James Hall, Innerleithen, in the Scottish Borders. Over the next three days, they sang, played and recorded entirely live, laying down a selection of songs they’d been working on for over a year - plus some new ones for good measure. Featuring guitarist David Donnelly (ex-Salsa Celtica), percussionist James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty) and guest appearances from double bassist Emma Smith (Eliza Carthy Band) and percussionist Donald Hay (Macmaster/Hay), the resulting album vibrantly captures exactly who The Bevvy Sisters are, and just what they sound like live. If you listen closely enough, you'll even hear the birds singing, the traffic passing and the seats creaking. Three days, seven people and their music at that moment. "Some of the silkiest, sultriest harmonies ever likely to caress your ears.." Sue Wilson "Luscious, lovely, tuneful, able to make the best dirty martini around, and then sing about it." Eliza Carthy "Mixing up vintage jazz, gospel and folk with brio and flair." Scotsman "Stunningly beautiful, endlessly shifting patterns of harmonic colour and overlapping resonance, creating both a sound rarefied and sumptuous." Northings "Wonderful wild women with a witty gorgeous sound and a tremendous repertoire." Jan Fairley Tracks; Bevvy Belltone / Oh Mary Don’t You Weep / Cow Cow Yicky Ay Ae / Draw The Line / The Way You Know You Do / 1000 Miles / Donnelly / The Littlest Birds / Go Lively, Get Lucky / Man Of Many Valentines / Rock My Soul / Sugarfoot / Old Mother / Fine Lines / Apocalypse

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Folk NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 The Three City Four CFCD068

Smoke & Dust

5029424006820

CD

FUSE (LEON)

FOLK

Straight from vinyl heaven, sparkling songs from the folk and protest boom days of the early 60s; powerful performances from a group featuring Martin Carthy The Three City Four was formed in 1963 specifically to sing the new songs that were springing up out of the folk revival and the rebellious politics of the early 60s. Featuring Martin Carthy, Roy Bailey and Leon Rosselson before they established themselves as solo artists in their own right, Marion MacKenzie, and Ralph Trainer also feature The Three City Four made an immediate impact, described by one reviewer as ‘sweeping the country with their dazzling arrangements of contemporary material’. The group appeared numerous times on TV, performed in concerts at the Festival Hall, supported Paul Simon at the High Wycombe Town Hall and Carolyn Hester at the Central Hall Westminster. The songs on this CD are compiled from two LPs: ‘The Three City Four’ (Decca 1965) and ‘Smoke & Dust’ (CBS 1967) and are chosen from the cream of that era’s songwriters ( including Ewan MacColl, Leon Rosselson, Sydney Carter and Bob Dylan) as well as poets like Adrian Mitchell and Charles Causley. ‘The Three City Four gave a sparkling performance of contemporary songs with both charm and bite...’ Daily Telegraph October 15, 1966 Tracks; Travelling People / Keep Me Busy / Sally Free and Easy / Standing in the Rain / Tim McGuire / Liverpool Lullaby / Timothy Winters / The Apprentice’s Song / I Dreamed I Was Walking Alone /P-A-L / Go to the Wall / History Lesson / Oxford Town / Do You Remember? / Eileen Jameson’s Experience / The Shoals of Herring / Across the Hills / 15 Million Plastic Bags / Oh Had I a Golden Thread

Joy Kills Sorrow SIG2027

701237202730

Darkness Sure Becomes This City CD

SIGNATURE SOUNDS

FOLK

The kaleidoscopic string band sound of Joy Kills Sorrow does not so much shatter the boundaries of various styles as disregard them entirely. The result is liberated and liberating Music – something entirely unique fashioned from recognizable shards of bluegrass, jazz, indie rock, folk, R&B and Celtic traditions. Darkness Sure Becomes This City, Joy Kills Sorrow’s first national release, is a bold consolidation of all the ensemble has achieved thus far, and points towards a rich and rewarding future for this everevolving outfit. Darkness Sure Becomes This City features an astonishing spectrum of instrumental textures applied to poetic, evocative songs that echo the timeless yearning of traditional American string band Music in very modern lyrical, harmonic and rhythmic contexts. For fans of: Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek and Crooked Still. Tracks: Kill My Sorrow / Books / New Shoes / Send Me A Letter / Thining Of You And Such / Get Up And Go / We Will Have Our Day / All The Buildings / You Will Change Me / If It’s Rainin’ / You Make Me Feel Drunk

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Folk NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Jenny Whiteley BHMCD61

Forgive Or Forget

775020992122

CD

BLACK HEN MUSIC

FOLK

4 years after her last release, “Dear”, Jenny Whiteley returns with a collection of all new material. For “Forgive or Forget” Jenny enlisted the talents of a top-notch list of musicians to back her up, including John Raham (Be Good Tanyas) – drums, Darren Parris (Daniel Powter, Daniel Wesley) – bass, Steve Dawson – guitars, Chris Gestrin (K-OS, Randy Bachman) – keyboards, and bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien (Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler) – vocals. Jenny regularly performs solo and with her band across Canada, Europe and The U.S., appearing at major folk festivals and events. Jenny also won a Juno Award for her debut album in 2002. Tracks: Raining In My Heart / There Was Love / Day Without Words / Final Season / Truth And The Eyes Of The Dead / Ripple Effect / Kind Mirror / Cold Kisses / Slack / Hall Life

The Kingston Trio Essential Early Recordings PRMCD6103

805520091039

CD2B

PRIMO

FOLK

1958/59 were prolific years for the Kingston Trio as they released four albums and became the leaders of America’s folk revival, boosted by their huge pop hit with Tom Dooley. All tracks from that period are included here. CD1: Tom Dooley / Sloop John B / Bay Of Mexico / Fast Freight / Hard, Ain’t It Hard / Sara Jane / Santo Anno / Scotch And Soda / Coplas / Little Maggie / Tic Tic / Gue Gue / Dorie / South Coast / Zombie Jamboree / Wimoweh / New York Girls / They Call The Wind Maria / The Merry Minuet / Shady Grove / Lonesome Traveller CD2: San Miguel / A Worried Man / Molly Dee / Across The Wide Missouri / Haul Away / The Wanderer / Round About The Mountain / The Unfortunate Miss Bailey / A Rollin’ Stone / Goober Peas / M.T.A. / All My Sorrows / Blow Ye Winds / Corey Corey / The Seine / I Bawled / The Long Black Rifle / Early In The Mornin’ / Scarlet Ribbons / Remember The Alamo


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 08/03/2010 Sophie Milman Take Love Easy 270108

803057010820

CD

LINUS ENTERTAINMENT

JAZZ

Global Sales of over 150,000 #1 Jazz Album on iTunes USA/Canada Approaching 50,000 units of ‘Take Love Easy’ in North America & Japan Sold out performances at Blue Note & Massey Hall 'Take Love Easy' is a breathtaking portrait of an artist coming of age while breaking new musical boundaries.'Take Love Easy' features 13 sizzling interpretations of old favourites and new classics by songwriters from Duke Ellington and Cole Porter to Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, all executed in Sophie’s coolly inimitable style. Tracks; Beautiful Love / Take Love Easy / I Concentrate On You / Day In, Day Out / Be Cool / My One And Only Love / I Can’t Make You Love Me / That Is Love / Love For Sale / I’m On Fire / Triste / 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover / Where Do You Start?

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet RR016

775020996229

CD

Live At The Union 1966

REEL RECORDINGS

JAZZ

Newly discovered reel presents the classic Don Rendell-Ian Carr Quintet in concert. Includes their incendiary performance of Michael Garrick's 'Trane's Mood' in 1966. In benefit for Alzheimer's Research Trust U.K. Jazz in Britain during the 1960’s found many musical voices speaking uniquely beyond their American inspiration, but few spoke as eloquently as the Don Rendell - Ian Carr Quintet. Formed in 1964 by modernists Don Rendell (saxes/flutes) and the late Ian Carr (trumpet/flugelhorn), their quintet was perfected by the tremendous rhythm section of composer Michael Garrick (piano), Dave Green (double bass) and Trevor Tomkins (drums). While a handful of classic records made for EMI/Columbia U.K. between 1964 and 1969 remain among the most sought after missing discs in many a British Jazz record collection, it was on the bandstand where the Quintet’s music found its most exciting expression. What a revelation then to discover this lost private recording which captured six numbers from the stylistically varied book of compositions penned by Michael Garrick, Don Rendell and Ian Carr. Deputizing for bassist Dave Green, who left early due to a double booking at Ronnie Scott’s Old Place, was New Jazz Orchestra’s bassist Tony Reeves, who plays beautifully throughout. The Quintet’s concert took place in a room next to the bar of the Students’ Union at London’s University College on December 12, 1966 among an intimate and enthusiastic audience of fans and friends, and was recorded by student George Foster. After the rediscovery of the tape “lost” for 40 years, Reel Recordings is privileged to present the Don Rendell - Ian Carr Quintet, 'Live at the Union 1966'. From the exhilarating 'Trane’s Mood', through the lyrical 'Webster’s Mood', the quintet’s performance overflows with emotion and beauty. This release is in affiliation with the February 23rd 2010 Queen Elizabeth Hall concert, “Ian Carr: A Celebration of his Life and Music”. Proceeds from this CD to benefit Britain’s Alzheimer’s Research Trust. Tracks; On / Ursula / Trane's Mood / Webster's Mood / Carolling / Hot Rod


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Sarah Ellen Hughes Darning The Dream SEHSO01CD

5065001806001

CD

BOROUGH MUSIC

JAZZ

Vocal-led Jazz quartet featuring special guests Dave O'Higgins and Ian Shaw. Liner notes from Sebastian Scotney: DARNING THE DREAM. Dorothy Parker once made a joke about Katherine Hepburn, that she "ran the whole gamut of emotions from A to B." There are singers, there are albums like that which find the comfort of one groove and one mood. But this is not that kind of record. The twelve musically diverse songs on this, the debut CD of London singer Sarah Ellen Hughes, take on, without fear, a stunning range of emotional content. The very first words of the first song introduce the listener to Hughes's infectious straightforwardness and candour : "I can only give you love‌." In complete contrast try the drama and the happy sparring with Ian Shaw in Devil May Care. Then, a world away, Darning the Dream, the emotional heart of the album, an intense narrative about dealing with loss. And Love for Sale with its hefty and unexpected jolt in the middle. This is a great band. Drummer Darren Altman is an impressive lynch-pin throughout. Piano duties are from the ever-subtle Rick Simpson. Two bassists on different tracks Tom Farmer and Andy Hamill contrast nicely. And guests Dave O’Higgins, Jim Hart and Ian Shaw are all at their tip-top best here. There's another fine musician to introduce: Sarah Ellen Hughes has done all twelve arrangements, and they are full of unexpected and felicitous twists and turns. She absolutely belongs in the company of these fine musicians. Because she's one of them. - Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz


Reggae NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Don Carlos Changes HBECD20659

9713762206598

CD

HEARTBEAT

REGGAE

Don’s silky smooth voice and cool persona are what dreams are made of. His everlasting career has now led Don to release his exciting and impressionistic new album entitled “CHANGES”. After an amazing thirty-three album releases since 1981, and containing thirteen newly recorded tracks, the album reflects the love, hope and dreams of a “Master”. With songs crafted by Don, like the mainstream radio-stylee “I Don’t Know”, the rootsy “Rude Boy Go Easy”, lovers groove “Lady Luck” plus the exciting track “Hallelujah” with guest star Chaka Demus, Don Carlos has assembled an album that should be in every reggae fans’ collection. Tracks: Rude Boy (Go Easy) / Really And Truly / I Don't Know / I Love Jah Jah / Changes (Things In Life) / My Life (Remix) / Lady Luck / Favorite Cup / Hallelujah (feat.Chaka Demus) / When / Oh Lord / Young Girl (Remix) / My Life

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Rock ‘N’ Roll NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Fats Domino PRMCD6105

Essential Hits and Early Recordings

805520091053

CD2B

PRIMO

ROCK 'N' ROLL

Fats Domino’s infectious boogie piano style coupled with warm vocals epitomised the sound of New Orleans and brought him great popular success in the late 1950s, all collected here. CD1: Blueberry Hill / Be My Guest / I Want To Walk You Home / I’m Gonna Be A Wheel / Someday / I’m Ready / Whole Lotta Loving / I’m Walkin’ / Wait And See / Valley Of Tears / I’m In The Mood For Love / My Blue Heaven / I’m In Love Again / Blue Monday / Ain’t That A Shame / All By Myself / Helping Hand / Don’t You Know / Honey Chile / When My Dreamboat Comes Home / So Long CD2: The Fat Man / Little Bee / Hey! La Bas Boogie / Hey! Fat Man / Rockin’ Chair / No, No Baby / Goin’ Home / The Fat Man’s Hop / Trust In Me / Mardi Gras In New Orleans / Second Line Jump / Please Don’t Leave Me / Domino Stomp / Little School Girl / If You Need Me / You Done Me Wrong / Where Did You Stay? / You Can Pack Your Suitcase / I Know / Don’t You Hear Me Calling You?

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Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 08/03/2010 Gallhammer CDVILED287

Ill Innocence

80105728722

CDDV

PEACEVILLE

ROCK/POP

‘…WE’D SAY THERE’S A 66.6 PER CENT CHANCE THAT GALLHAMMER ARE THE GREATEST METAL BAND OF ALL TIME.’ METAL HAMMER 2 DISC SET (CD & DVD) – NOW AT MID-PRICE ‘The Dawn of Gallhammer’, is a CD & DVD set which when first released in 2007 brought this fantastic band to the music world’s attention. A collection of demo recordings plus a DVD of live shows in Japan, the set received numerous outstanding reviews. ‘Every now and then a band come along that are truly special…Such a band is Gallhammer. Gallhammer reign supreme!’ – Zero Tolerance DISC 1 - CD Speed of Blood / Crucifixion / May Our Father Die / Aloof and Proud Silence / Hallucination / Selfish Selfless / Insane Beautiful Sunnyday Slaughter / Beyond the Hate Red / Friction / At the Onset of the Age of Despair / Crucifixion - ‘rehearsal 2006’ / May Our Father Die - ‘rehearsal 2006’ / DISC 2 - DVD Okayama Pepper Land (29/07/05) Endless Nauseous Days / Blind My Eyes / May Our Father Die / Song Of Fall / Hallucination / Crucifixion / Tokyo Shinjuku Wall (14/04/06) Song Of Fall / Hallucination / Blind My Eyes / Crucifixion / Kawasaki Bottoms Up (02/05/06) At The Onset Of The Age Of Despair / Speed Of Blood / Lust Satan Death / Beyond The Hate Red / Osaka Namba Rockets (05/02/05) Crucifixion / Blossom In The Raven River / Beyond The Hate Red / May Our Father Die / Lust Satan Death / Tokyo Koiwa M7 (07/07/06) Endless Nauseous Days / Beyond The Hate Red / Tokyo Watts (14/05/05) Crucifixion / Speed Of Blood / Hallucination

Gallhammer CDVILED287

Ill Innocence

801056728722

CDDV PEACEVILLE

ROCK/POP

‘…WE’D SAY THERE’S A 66.6 PER CENT CHANCE THAT GALLHAMMER ARE THE GREATEST METAL BAND OF ALL TIME.’ METAL HAMMER 2 DISC SET (CD & DVD) – NOW AT MID-PRICE ‘The Dawn of Gallhammer’, is a CD & DVD set which when first released in 2007 brought this fantastic band to the music world’s attention. A collection of demo recordings plus a DVD of live shows in Japan, the set received numerous outstanding reviews. ‘Every now and then a band come along that are truly special…Such a band is Gallhammer. Gallhammer reign supreme!’ – Zero Tolerance DISC 1 - CD Speed Of Blood / Crucifixion / May Our Father Die / Aloof And Proud Silence / Hallucination / Selfish Selfless / Insane Beautiful Sunnyday Slaughter / Beyond The Hate Red / Friction / At The Onset Of The Age Of Despair / Crucifixion - ‘Rehearsal 2006’ / May Our Father Die ‘Rehearsal 2006’ / Disc 2 - DVD Okayama Pepper Land (29/07/05) Endless Nauseous Days / Blind My Eyes / May Our Father Die / Song Of Fall / Hallucination / Crucifixion / Tokyo Shinjuku Wall (14/04/06) Song Of Fall / Hallucination / Blind My Eyes / Crucifixion / Kawasaki Bottoms Up (02/05/06) At The Onset Of The Age Of Despair / Speed Of Blood / Lust Satan Death / Beyond The Hate Red / Osaka Namba Rockets (05/02/05) Crucifixion / Blossom In The Raven River / Beyond The Hate Red / May Our Father Die / Lust Satan Death / Tokyo Koiwa M7 (07/07/06) Endless Nauseous Days / Beyond The Hate Red / Tokyo Watts (14/05/05) Crucifixion / Speed Of Blood / Hallucination


Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 08/03/2010 The Fleshtones The I.R.S. Years 1980 - 198 It's Super Rock Time! RVCD311

612657031124

CD

RAVEN

ROCK/POP

A superb 25-track, 78-minute CD collection from one of America’s original and longest-running garage-rock bands, self-proclaimed Living Legends, THE FLESHTONES. Raven presents a superb 25-track, 78-minute CD collection from one of America’s original and longest-running garage-rock bands, self-proclaimed Living Legends, THE FLESHTONES. Formed in 1976 in Queens, New York by vocalist Peter Zaremba and guitarist Keith Streng, the Fleshtones combined fuzzed guitar and Farfisa organ with 50s rockabilly and 60s R&B into a potent retro stew they called “Super Rock”. Contemporaries of Suicide and the Cramps on the late-70s NY scene, the group became a huge influence on the early ‘80s garage-rock revival. They are still at it today, finally garnering respect for being as raucous as ever. The I.R.S. Years 1980-1985 – It’s Super Rock Time covers their key five year tenure with Miles Copeland’s record label. Culled from five classic albums and numerous EPs and singles, highlights include the frat-rockin’ ‘Girl from Baltimore’, the irresistible ‘Screamin’ Skull’ and one of their most memorable tunes, a tasty cover of Lee Dorsey’s ‘Ride Your Pony’. Many tracks are appearing on CD for the first time. “Energetic, freewheelin’ and street-smart, the Fleshtones are cool, smart, witty, they rock pretty hard and their music sounds great at a party” – All Music Guide. With superb quality audio, detailed notes and color booklet. Tracks; The Dreg (Fleshtone-77) / The World Has Changed / New Scene / Screamin’ Skull / I’ve Gotta Change My Life / Shadow Line / All Around The World / Cold, Cold Shoes / Right Side Of A Good Thing / Stop Fooling Around! / The Girl From Baltimore / Hexbreaker / What’s So New (About You)? / R-I-G-H-T-S / Roman Gods / Deep In My Heart / Hope Come Back / Let’s See The Sun / Ride Your Pony / The Theme From “The Vindicators” / American Beat ‘84/ Hide And Seek (Live) / Return To The Haunted House (Live) / Watch This (Live) / I’m Back (Live)


Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Abscess CDVILEF277

Dawn Of Inhumanity 801056827722

CD

PEACEVILLE

ROCK/POP

THE NEW ALBUM FROM CALIFORNIA’S DEATH METAL LEGENDS ABSCESS BURSTING THROUGH THE BOUNDARIES OF BRUTALITY, ABSCESS SURPASS ALL PREVIOUS EFFORTS AND PRESENT A DEATH METAL MASTERPIECE FILLED WITH INSANITY, VIOLENCE AND MIND BLOWING SAVAGERY... The legendary Abscess hail from Oakland California and started life in 1994 with their very own brand of Sickodelia. Chris Reifert and Danny Coralles were both previously in late 80’s/early 90’s top gore metal band ‘Autopsy’, and Chris started his career with the highly influential extreme metal band ‘Death’. In October 2009, Abscess descended upon the famous Fantasy Studios, CA, to record the follow-up to their 2007 Tyrant Syndicate album, ‘Horrorhammer’, with experienced engineer Adam Munoz helping to produce this latest spawn. ‘Dawn of Inhumanity’ is an unrivalled nightmare of raw experimental extremity. Including special guest vocal appearances by the Darkthrone duo, this is twisted, dirty punk death without limits! Cover artwork comes from top US artist Dennis Dread (Darkthrone, Autopsy), with booklet art courtesy of Chris Reifert himself. ‘Dawn of Inhumanity’ also marks the final release of Darkthrone’s Tyrant Syndicate Productions, a sub-label of Peaceville Records. “A DEEP TRIP INTO APOCALYPTIC SICKNESS AWAITS THOSE WHO THIRST FOR TOTAL MIND AND BODY ANNIHILATION OF THE HEAVIEST ORDER. SURRENDER TO YOUR HALLUCINATIONS. SKULLDOZING DOOM IS AT HAND. THE DAWN OF INHUMANITY HAS BEGUN...” CHRIS REIFERT Tracks: Goddess of Filth and Plague / Torn from Tomorrow / Never Sane Again / Dawn of Inhumanity / The Rotting Land / Dead Haze / What Have We Done to Ourselves? / Dark Side of a Broken Knife / Divine Architect of Disaster / Black Winds of Oblivion

Katatonia Longest Year CDVILES282

801056728227

CD

PEACEVILLE

ROCK/POP

NEW EP FEATURING UNRELEASED TRACKS PLUS 2 VIDEOS Swedish masters of melancholy Katatonia returned in November 2009 with their new masterpiece Night is the New Day. This EP features the track The Longest Year taken from the album plus 3 other tracks and the videos for both The Longest Year and Day & Then The Shade. ‘Possibly the greatest ‘heavy’ record I have heard in the last 10 years... it truly is a masterpiece!’ Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) ‘this record is a mind-bending odyssey of melodies, moods, colours and soundscapes... truly classic Katatonia and of unprecedented quality.’ 9/10 Rocksound ‘the standard never drops from truly masterful’ 5/5 Guitarist ON TOUR – MARCH 2010 March 9th Manchester Academy 3 Manchester / March 10th Rock City Basement Nottingham / March 11th Garage London / March 12 Hammerfest II Prestatyn, Wales / March 13 Barfly Cardiff / March 14 Little Civic Wolverhampton Tracks: The Longest Year / Sold Heart / Day & Then The Shade (Frank Default remix) / Idle Blood (acoustic) / Day & Then The Shade – video track / The Longest Year - video track

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SOUL NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 15/03/2010 Various Artists PRMCD6106

Soul Music - The First Generation

805520091060

CD2B

PRIMO

SOUL

This 40 track collection features many of the artists who influenced the birth of Soul music in the U.S, and includes early performances from those that picked up the reins and went on to international stardom. CD1: Johnny Ace - Pledging My Love / Little Anthony & The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow / Solomon Burke - This Is It / Aretha Franklin - You Grow Closer / Nina Simone - Love Me Or Leave Me / Ray Charles - I Got A Woman / James Brown - Please, Please, Please / Sam Cooke - You Send Me / Clyde McPhatter - A Lover’s Question / Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight - Up Above My Head / Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite / Jerry Butler & The Impressions - For Your Precious Love / Ruth Brown - Sweet Baby Of Mine / Art Neville - Back Home To Me / Ray Charles - Night Time Is The Right Time / Little Milton - If You Love Me Baby / James Brown - Try Me / Big Maybelle - Candy / Rufus Thomas - Tiger Man / Wynonie Harris - Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well CD2: Solomon Burke - No Man Walks Alone / Nina Simone - By Baby Just Cares For Me / LaVern Baker - Jim Dandy / Sam Cooke - I’ll Come Running Back To You / Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops / Little Anthony & The Imperials - Only Two People In This World / Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So / Ruth Brown - Oh What A Dream / Wynonie Harris - Drinking By Myself / Percy Mayfield - Please Send Someone To Love / Ann Cole - Easy, Easy Baby / The Four Tops - Could It Be You / The Drifters - Try, Try Baby / Ray Charles - A Fool For You / Sam Cooke - Win Your Love For Me / James Brown - Tell Me What Did I Do Wrong / Tommy Ridgely - Shrewsbury Blues / Art Neville - Ooh Wee Baby / Johnny Ace - Burly Cutie / Rufus Thomas - Bear Cat

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World NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 08/03/2010 Various Artists Nigeria Special: Volume 2 - Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blues SNDWLP020

893775001903

LP3

SOUNDWAY

WORLD

The second part to Soundway’s best selling Nigeria Special album Triple Gatefold LP Many of the tracks featured on Nigeria Special 2 have been forgotten or out of print for nearly 35 years but have since been tracked down and documented by Miles Cleret – the fruits of an arduous labour that has taken over ten years of dedication, research and travel to Nigeria culminating in the final part of Soundway’s extensive survey of Nigeria’s forgotten musical history. The range of styles vary from highlife to Juju and Nigerian blues in the languages of Yoruba, Igbo, Bini and Ijaw. With a peppering of ‘afro’ experimentation the same musical stew pervades volume 2 as it’s predecessor - some artists appear again alongside some new artists as the emphasis continues to focus on the laid back and mid tempo feel found on volume 1. It includes, the bluesy guitar band style of the Otarus & the Peacocks sits opposite the more uptempo sound of highlife legends Stephen Osita Osadebe (here bringing his Igbo version of the Cuban standard Peanut Vendor) and Paulson Kalu. Progressive outfits the Black Zenith, The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, Tunji Oyelana, The Nkengas Opotopo and Joy Nwoso remind us that these were indeed experimental times with their fusions of jazz, highlife and in the case of Nwoso - opera! “Among the contenders for reissue compilation of the year.” OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY “An aural and design classic” MOJO “A deep selection that yields more with each listen, this is recommended for aficionados and passing fans alike” SONGLINES Side 1: Fubura Sekibo - Psychedelic Baby / Black's' Zenith - Shango Oba Onina / Twins Seven - Seven and His Golden Cabretas - Totobiroko (Ogbele) / The Professional Seagulls Dance Band of Port Harcourt - Ibi Awo Iyi / The Otarus - Omohupa Side 2: The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination - The Lords Prayer / James Etamobe & His All Weatther Band Agboyabakpa / The People Star – Onwu Dinjo / Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats - Jeka Dubu Side 3: Emperor Dele Ojo & His Africana Internationals - Jekoyewa / Commander in Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers - Onyebu Chi / Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25 - Ochea Special / Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of Darkness - Motako Side 4: Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown) – Agboho / Eric Akaeze – Ajambene / Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Isip 2 Side 5: The Peacocks International Guitar Band - Onye Aghala Nwanneya / The Nkengas - Anyi Bundi Igbo / Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch - Egwo Umu Agbogho / Mary Afi Asuah - Ima Mma Nyem Side 6: Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - Iwo Ko La Dami / The Ikenga Super Stars - Aku Nke Uwa

The Mosaic Orchestra WMOS010

From Dawn to Dusk

5016700127324

CD

WORLD MOSAIC OF SOUND

WORLD

The Mosaic Orchestra engage with their travels through the world of music, with Irish, Latin, Russian, Cuban and English influences. The Mosaic Orchestra have been on a world tour without leaving England. This, their third CD, offers a sometimes upbeat, sometimes meditative and reflective, but always interesting collection of mostly original music. Many of these are studio versions of their live and versatile performances at their regular Barnet acoustic cafe nights. From the Cuban and latin sounds of “Dance till dawn” and “O passeio latino”, through the Irish flute of “Echo’s” calling , to the haunting Russian and Klezma influences of “Dark eyes” and Peridot, the listener is taken on an engaging musical travel experience. There are also stops on the way - to take in the magic of the scenery with the enigmatic and entrancing “Dragonfiles” and “Holding of Causes”, and the ice chill of “Winter to spring”. Sit back and enjoy – no need to fasten your safety belts. Tracks: Let Me At It / Dark Eyes / Riversmeet / Echo’s Calling / Each Moment New / Settlement / Dragonflies/ Winter To Spring / Holding Of Causes / Amsterdam / Dawn To Dusk / Dance Till Dawn / O Passeio Latino / Girl With The Look In Her Eye

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ADDITIONAL RELEASE INFORMATION AVAILABLE NOW Various

ROCK/POP

MWCD120

Wales Loves The Six Nations 5060031872170

CD

MUSIC WALES

Wales' favourite singers, entertainers and choirs celebrate the greatest rugby tournament in the world. The Soundtrack to the 6 Nations Rugby Championship in Wales, 'Wales Loves The 6 Nations' is the ultimate Welsh Rugby Fan's CD. Littered with Anthems old and new, this compilation captures the passion, the pride, and the humour of the Welsh and their love for their national sport. Tracks; We Love The 6 Nations – Owen Money & Lloyd Davies / Calon Lan – The Dragons Choir / Sospan Fach – Here Be Dragons / If I Could See The Rhondda – Paul Child / Delilah – The Blues Choir / The English And The Welsh – Owen Money & Lloyd Davies / Yma O Hyd – The Scarlets Choir / Let The Dragon Roar – Paul Child / The Porthcawl Train – Owen Money & Lloyd Davies / World In Union / Cymru – Bruce Anderson / Cwm Rhondda – The Ospreys Choir / My Wales (Please Send Me Daffodils) – Paul Child / Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau – The Dragons Choir

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