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October’s vinyl reissues

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With vinyl reissues from Nirvana, Pink Floyd, U2 and more, October is shaping up to be a great month for record collectors. Here’s our picks for October.

The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East – Limited Edition Red 2LP


release date: 13th october 2023


At Fillmore East is The Allman Brothers Band’s first live album. Released in July 1971 and recorded over three nights in March 1971 at New York City’s Fillmore East venue. Considered as one of the greatest live rock albums, it was the band’s artistic and commercial breakthrough, and ranks among the best overall albums by artists, continuing to be a top seller in the band’s arsenal. The album was their first to go platinum.In 2004, it was selected for preservation in the Library Of Congress, deemed to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important” by the National Recording Registry. This release comes as a limited edition 140-gram Bloody Mary Red Vinyl.

Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto – Limited Edition Blue Vinyl 2LP


release date: 13th october 2023


Described by critic Scott Yanow as “one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists”, Getz/Gilberto highlighted the graceful nature of Stan Getz, and the growing prominence of bossa nova worldwide. The hit single The Girl from Ipanema helped to grow this popularity, with the album selling over a million copies worldwide. One of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, this release comes as a limited edition 140-gram Blue Vinyl.

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon – 50th Anniversary Edition 2023 Remaster


release date: 13th october 2023


First released as part of The Dark Side Of The Moon 50 th Anniversary Box Set, this is the first time that the new mix of the classic album will be available on its own in physical formats. This LP comes with original stickers, stickers and a poster.
Originally released in 1973 and becoming one of the most iconic and influential albums ever, the album continues to find new audiences globally. The famous sleeve, which depicts a prism spectrum, was designed by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis and drawn by George Hardie. It has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV


release date: 27th october 2023


Described by critics and music enthusiasts alike as one of the most iconic and influential rock albums of all time, Led Zeppelin IV showcases the unparalleled musical prowess of Led Zeppelin.  The album is perhaps best known for its epic tracks, including Stairway to Heaven a song that has become synonymous with the very essence of classic rock.
Released in 1971, Led Zeppelin IV has continued to captivate audiences with its powerful riffs, intricate instrumentation, and Robert Plant’s unforgettable vocals. Its iconic album cover, featuring an enigmatic hermit in the wilderness, has become just as legendary as the music within. With over 37 million copies sold worldwide, Led Zeppelin IV ranks among the highest-selling albums in history.

U2 – Zooropa – 30th Anniversary Yellow Vinyl


release date: 27th october 2023


Celebrating the 30th anniversary of U2’s Zooropa, September 2023 sees the release of a limited edition coloured vinyl pressing of the Grammy-award winning album to coincide with the band’s performances at the Sphere in Las Vegas. Initially intended to be just an EP, ‘Zooropa’ became a fully-fledged album with 10 tracks recorded in six weeks in 1993, making it the fastest U2 album ever produced.
Produced by Flood, Brian Eno and The Edge, the album went to Number 1 in the UK, USA, Ireland, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Sweden, Austria, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland and featured the singles Numb, Lemon and Stay (Faraway, So Close!).

Jeff Buckley – Grace – Limited Edition Lilac Wine Vinyl


release date: 13th october 2023


Grace is the only studio album by American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, originally  released on August 23, 1994, by Columbia Records. Featuring Buckley’s definitive cover  of Hallelujah and frequently cited by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. The album is a masterful blend of rock, folk, and soul, and it stands as a testament to Buckley’s exceptional talent and hauntingly beautiful voice. It has sold over 2 million copies worldwide since its release in 1994. 

The Human League – Dare – Limited Edition Transparent Vinyl


release date: 13th october 2023


Dare (released as Dare! in the US) is the third studio album by English synth-pop band the Human League, first released in the UK on 16 October 1981. The album was recorded between March and September 1981 following the departure of founding members Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh, and saw the band shift direction from their prior avant-garde electronic style toward a more pop-friendly, commercial sound led by frontman Philip Oakey.

Avenged Sevenfold – Waking the Fallen – 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Gold Vinyl


release date: 20th october 2023


Originally released in 2003, Waking the Fallen, the breakout second full-length from Huntington Beach metal/hard rock legends, Avenged Sevenfold, is considered one of the best hard rock/metalcore albums of all time. Blending metal, punk, and hardcore with catchy melodies and face-shredding guitar solos, the band created an original sound all their own and built a cult-following that embraced the ‘deathbat’ – an emblem that would become synonymous with the band and their fanbase.

Nirvana – In Utero – 30th Anniversary Limited Edition 1LP + 10″ Vinyl


release date: 27th october 2023


Described by critics and music aficionados as a groundbreaking masterpiece, In Utero by Nirvana showcased the raw and uncompromising genius of Kurt Cobain and the band. Released in 1993, this album represented a significant departure from the commercial sound of their previous record, Nevermind and instead delved into darker, more introspective territory.
Celebrating In Utero’s 30th, the album pressed on 180-gram vinyl plus 5 b-sides and bonus tracks pressed on a 10-inch have been newly remastered from 96kHz 24-bit transfers of the original analog tapes by original album engineer Bob Weston. Original album artwork has been expanded to a premium tip-on gatefold jacket for the first time with new 10-inch jacket art.

Prince & The New Power Generation – Diamonds and Pearls


release date: 27th october 2023


The thirteenth studio album by Prince, and was the first with his new backing band, The New Power Generation. Featuring six massive international singles, including the hits ‘Gett Off’, ‘Cream’, and the iconic title track, the album was a worldwide smash reaching multi-platinum status in the USA and the UK, where it remains his best-selling album.


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