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February’s vinyl reissues

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With vinyl reissues from Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, and The Who, February is shaping up to be a great month for record collectors. Here’s our picks for February.

Paul McCartney and Wings – Band On the Run – 50th Anniversary Edition Half-speed Master


release date: 2nd february 2024 


In honour of the 50th anniversary of “Band on the Run”, this special vinyl edition has been meticulously crafted. The album is cut at half speed using a high-resolution transfer of the original 1973 master tapes by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London. The tracklist mirrors the US release, featuring the iconic “Helen Wheels”. This exclusive edition also includes a reproduction of Linda McCartney’s Polaroid poster, adding a nostalgic touch to the celebration of this timeless musical masterpiece.

Kylie Minogue – Body Language – 20th Anniversary Edition Red Blooded Vinyl


release date: 23rd february 2024 


To celebrate 20 years of Kylie Minogue’s ninth studio album “Body Language”, the album will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, on a special limited edition red blooded vinyl. “Body Language” includes the number one hit single “Slow” and massive hits “Chocolate” and “Red Blooded Woman” and is certified platinum in the UK. Originally released November 2003, ‘Body Language’ followed the release of 2000’s ‘Light Years’ and ‘Fever’ in 2001. It was these three albums which transformed Kylie into the singular-named, pop-icon that she is known and loved by today, giving her adopted British national treasure status.

Metallica – …And Justice for All Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl


release date: 2nd february 2024 


The fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band, originally released in 1988, showcases a blend of aggressive complexity, rapid tempos, and unconventional verse-chorus structures. Criticised on release for its dry and bass-light mix, the album delves into lyrical themes centered around political and legal injustice, exploring issues of censorship, war, and nuclear brinkmanship. The album includes iconic tracks such as “Blackened”, “…And Justice for All”, “Eye of the Beholder”, and “One”.

Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand


release date: 9th february 2024 


This black and orange vinyl pressing of Franz Ferdinand’s self-titled debut album is a collector’s dream. This incredible world-conquering release, winner of the 2004 Mercury Music Prize, catapulted the Glasgow four-piece to instant stardom. The album channelled throwback art-rock through an early noughties Britpop-revival prism
, becoming an instant hit, and solidifying Franz Ferdinand’s position as a trailblazing force in the music scene.

The Who – Quadrophenia – Half Speed Master


release date: 2nd february 2024 


“Quadrophenia” is the sixth studio album by The Who, released in October 1973. The band’s third rock opera, often regarded by many as The Who’s best album, features songs “The Real Me”, “5.15” and the epic “Love Reign O’er Me”. Announced on the 50th anniversary of the album’s original release date, ‘Quadrophenia’ is now available on double black LP from masters cut by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge and half-speed vinyl masters cut by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.

Amy Winehouse – Frank


release date: 2nd february 2024 


The critically acclaimed debut studio album by the late singer-songwriter is a testament to her raw talent and unique musical style. Released to widespread acclaim, the album features a powerful lineup of soulful tracks that showcase the artist’s exceptional vocal prowess and poignant lyricism. The singles “Stronger Than Me”, “Take the Box In My Bed”, “You Sent Me Flying”, and “Help Yourself” exemplify the emotional depth and bold honesty that characterize the entire album. 

Average White Band – AWB – Half-speed Master Edition – 50th Anniversary 2LP


release date: 2nd february 2024 


Widely and rightly regarded as one of the best ever soul and funk bands, the now legendary Average White Band tore-up the rule book and conquered the US, UK & International charts with a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. This 50th Anniversary celebratory half-speed master version has been newly mastered by Phil Kinrade, and expertly cut using transfers of the original audio tapes using precision half-speed mastering by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering, London and is pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl, with a 4-page insert.

Waterboys – This Is the Sea – Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


release date: 23rd february 2024 


The third studio album by the British-Irish folk-rock band stands out with its standout single, “The Whole of the Moon”. Mike Scott, the principal songwriter and leader of The Waterboys, refers to “This Is the Sea” as the culmination of his youthful musical ambitions. “It represents the final, fully realized expression of the early Waterboys sound”. Scott’s articulation accentuates the album’s profound significance, positioning it as a seminal milestone, where artistic aspirations find complete fruition, etching a pivotal marker in the band’s musical journey.

Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music? – 15th Anniversary Edition Orange / Picture Disc 2LP


release date: 9th february 2024 


To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the 3rd British Sea Power Album, Do You Like Rock Music?, we will releasing an expanded 2LP version. Bonus material includes Live Sessions and B-Sides. The Vinyl will come as the original Album on Sides A/B pressed on Orange Vinyl and sides C/D will be a Picture Disc, housed in a Gatefold sleeve with Glow In The Dark varnish to the front cover. The LP comes with new liner notes by Roy Wilkinson.

Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead


release date: 23rd february 2024 


This edition of “Original Sufferhead” is a major event. With the release of “Box Set #5”, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent album is presented in its full-length, 25 minutes 24 seconds glory. While preparing the master disc for the box set, our engineer Jedi, Colin Young, discovered four minutes of lost material on the B-side of the original pressing, including a superb keyboard solo by Fela. This had been omitted from subsequent reissues. The restored version used here starts and finishes with Fela’s keyboard work, a typically venturesome blend of futurism and visceralism. 

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