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August’s Vinyl Reissues

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with vinyl reissues from Pavement, Fela Kuti, Blondie and more, August is shaping up to be a great month for record collectors. here’s our picks for August.

Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted – Limited Edition Red & White Splatter Vinyl

release date: 12th August 2022


Debut studio album by the American indie rock band, originally released in 1992. Described by some critics as one of the most influential album of the 1990s, it includes the singles ‘Summer Babe’ and ‘Trigger Cut’. This limited edition red and white splatter vinyl commemorates the album’s 30th anniversary.

Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One – Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl

release date: 12th August 2022


On April 22nd 2022, Yo La Tengo’s undeniable classic 1997 album I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One is a quarter of a century old. The record will be made available in a limited 25th anniversary edition on translucent yellow vinyl on Aug 12th.



Space – Spiders – Limited Edition Translucent Purple Vinyl

Release Date: 19th August 2022


First released in September 1996, ‘Spiders’ is the debut album by the Liverpudlian alternative rock band Space. Upon release, the album reached #5 in the UK Albums Chart and received critical acclaim for its unique sound, humorous lyrics, and incorporation of varying musical styles. Highlights include the hit singles ‘Female of the Species’, ‘Neighbourhood’, ‘Me & You Vs the World’ and ‘Dark Clouds’.

Fela Kuti – Roforofo Fight: 50th Anniversary Edition Yellow & Green Vinyl

Release Date: 19th August 2022


The 50th-anniversary reissue of ‘Roforofo Fight’ is pressed on double yellow & green vinyl. Side D features singles ‘Shenshema’ and ‘Ariya’ on vinyl for the first time. The two tracks were originally released as a 7-inch single in 1972 and later featured in the CD reissue of ‘Roforofo Fight / The Fela Singles’.


The Oscar Peterson Trio – We Get Requests

Release Date : 19th August 2022


Nothing less than one of the great jazz piano trio albums of all time. First released in 1964, this album features all-time-classic versions of ‘The Girl From Ipanema’, ‘Quiet Nights’ and ‘The Days of Wine and Roses’.




Steve Reich – Reich/Richter

Release Date : 5th August 2022


Nonesuch Records releases the first recording of Steve Reich’s ‘Reich/Richter’, performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain and conducted by George Jackson. The composition was originally written to be performed with German visual artist Gerhard Richter and Corinna Belz’s film ‘Moving Picture (946-3)’.



Blondie – Against the Odds 1974-1982 – 4LP Deluxe Edition

Release Date : 26th August 2022


Blondie has transcended the realms of mere bands, evolving out of pop and punk to become a vital strand of American music’s core DNA. Let this box set serve as a map of the genome. This box set chronicles their first 6 albums, all 52 bonus tracks nestled against a 128-page hard cover book and tucked inside a foil-wrapped slipcase. Four black vinyl LPs.





Vince Guaraldi – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Music from the Soundtrack

Release Date : 26th August 2022


‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ features some of the most iconic tracks in pop culture, including the instantly recognizable ‘Linus and Lucy’, as well as the languid, lyrical ‘Great Pumpkin Waltz’. What you will hear on most tracks of this new and improved ‘best’ version of ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ are the musical cues as recorded by Vince and crew before they were edited for the television special, in show order, as well as a selection of alternate takes.



Oasis – Be Here Now – 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Silver Vinyl

Release Date : 19th August 2022


Released at midnight on Thursday 21 st August 1997, at a time when most albums were released on Monday, ‘Be Here Now’ sold a staggering 400,000 copies on the first day in the UK, with 663,400 sales in just 3 days. It was No.1 in fifteen countries and remained at the top of the UK Album Chart for 4 weeks. ‘Be Here Now’ stands as a unique album in the Oasis catalogue with its unrepentant excess and supersize swagger. 25 years on, it enjoys legendary status as the sound of a generation-defining band at their absolute peak.


The Groundhogs – Hogwash – 2Lp

Release: 19th August 2022


50-year anniversary vinyl release of the original power trio’s second incarnation, now expanded with BBC In Concert versions of the album’s key tracks. An epic milestone and key prog rock definer, fusing their blues rock roots and their finely honed electric sound of the early ‘70s. This limited release replicated the original 1971 packaging, with a tri-fold sleeve, an absolute essential for fans of this seminal act.






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