It’s that time of year again so I’ve had a sift through some of the RSD releases that I will be refusing to queue for yet secretly desire in 2018. Black vinyl unless I’ve mentioned a colour in the description, and I’ve tried to link to a release or purchase page for each to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay.
Here’s a Spotify playlist of stuff I could find on there, and original versions where the RSD might be a re-edit or rework (and the irony of using digital files to promote vinyl records isn’t lost on me, I’m holistic).
A re-release of the original 1985 10 inch, this time on light blue vinyl with a new cover. The Mysterons Theme is my jam on this one.
A1. Thunderbirds (Main Theme)
A2. Captain Scarlet Theme
A4. Aqua Marina
B2. The Mysterons Theme
B3. Joe 90
B4. “Parker, Well Done”
‘Strut presents an an 11-minute previously unreleased version of folk-soul gem Fishman from 1972 by legendary Caribbean funk band The Beginning Of The End.’
A reissue of a soul digger’s delight.
Creation Rebel – Dub From Creation clear LP (On-U Sound)
A 19 year old Adrian Sherwood’s first studio release, engineered by dub pioneer Dennis Bovell, originally released on Hitrun in 1978 – so it’s a 40th anniversary release.
These have seen reissue before, but this time it’s Mr Bongo and they’re mastered from the original tapes so I’ll probably buy them again!
Funky jazzy 1973 OST featuring the cream of LA musicians at the time, with a new cover by Oliver Barrett (known for his Waxwork and Mondo art). Sleeve notes by David Toop.
How could you not want to support Earl Simmons after his failed play of Slippin’ to the judge? This blood red release features Party Up (Up In Here) and the instro of the title track. I might consider queuing for this one. Wait… £17????
I make no apologies from being a Doctor Who nut since I was old enough to be up late enough on a Saturday night. The 1967 Patrick Troughton classic, lost in time until its rediscovery in Hong Kong in 1992, is presented here over two hours and two records. This is the cast soundtrack of the televised story, with linking narration to fill in the pictures from Jamie aka Frazer Hines. Limited to 3000 worldwide.
The full cast soundtrack of the 1979 story with linking narration by Romana, Lalla Ward.
A 50th anniversary re-release of the first ever UK single on Trojan.
1. Filó Machado – Quero Pouco, Quero Muito
A 1978 gothic horror mini series scored by the don Morricone.
The new arm of Arrow Films, Arrow Records, puts out a double 12″ of Macchie Solari (Autopsy), a 1975 giallo from Armando Crispino. Double translucent marbled orange 180 gram vinyl, with 350gsm gatefold sleeve. Newly mastered by James Plotkin with liner notes by Lovely Jon. Brand new to wax.
ESG – Come Away With Me orange LP (Fire Records)
40th anniversary reissue of the debut album from the criminally overlooked Bronx sisters.
Salsoul tracks remixed by the king of the disco build up.
A1. First Choice – Dr. Love (Late Nite Tuff Guy Hypnotizin’ Groove)
B1. Double Exposure – Everyman (Late Nite Tuff Guy Rework)
B2. First Choice – Love Having You Around (Late Nite Tuff Guy Rework)
The homies at Gondwana have remastered the second GoGo album, and added bonus tracks.
A. Goldie presents Rufige Kru – I Walk the Dog [Re-Mastered]
B. Goldie presents Rufige Kru – Hornet 127 [Re-Mastered]
C. Goldie presents Rob & Goldie – Shadow VIP [Re-Mastered]
D. Goldie presents Rufige Kru – Rider’s Aftermath [Re-Mastered]
E. Goldie presents Rufige Kru – Stormtroopa (Original Mix) [Re-Mastered]
F. Goldie presents Internal Affairs – Shinin’ Down on Me (J Majik Rmx) [Re-Mastered]
Caught these guys over the weekend at Band On The Wall with Don Letts and they were great.
Lalo Schifrin: Enter The Dragon 140g picture disc LP (Rhino Warner)
A landmark release by Schifrin where blaxploitation met martial arts, the soundtrack to Bruce Lee’s wider exposure to the Western world.
1. Ocean Flow Zither (Mia Doi Todd Remix)
2. Introspection (Dntel Remix)
3. Open The Gift (The Treasure Expands Remix by Diva)
4. Sun Gong 2 (Gong Sun Edit by Benjamin Tierney)
5. Laraajazzi (Natureboy Flako Remix)
6. Enthusiasm (Dexter Story Remix)
7. LRJ n DUB 2 (Lotus & Lion mix by Daniel Marcellus Givens)
8. Laraaji meets La Ras_ G LaraajiCollaji (Carlos Niño EDIT + Additions featuring Jamael Dean)
9. Change (Mizell Remix)
The concert with orchestral sheet music and a 24×36″ poster, on 180g wax.
A1. Minata Waraba – Sampha remix
A2. Yere Faga – Natureboy Flako remix
A3. KounKoun – PEDRO remix
B1. Fadjamou – St Germain Remix
B2. Kamelemba – Pouvoir Magique remix
B3. Fadjamou – TWOTEK remix
Roy Ayers cover, recorded live with no overdubs.
The box set included an etched (with Marvel artwork) 12″, a box including space for RTJ 1, 2 and 3 plus the upcoming 4 (I do love a good spine), a double-sided slipmat, poster and sticker set. I’m not sure I’m giving RTJ any more money since Mike’s NRA fuck up, though. We’ll see. This one’ll be around £44.
Music wise, the 12 includes:
Kill Your Masters
Kill Your Masters Instrumental
Stay Gold (remix) feat Gangsta Boo
Stay Gold (Remix) Instrumental
A live Red Bull LA studio recording of nine stongs, in a Peel Sessions style.
Floating Cube (Los Angeles, CA – 4-17-17)
Omniverse (Los Angeles, CA – 4-17-17)
Sorcerer (Los Angeles, CA – 4-17-17)
Cutthroat (Los Angeles, CA – 4-17-17)
Holographic Landscape (Los Angeles, CA – 4-17-17)
Black Mollies (Los Angeles, CA – 4-17-17)
Parousia (Los Angeles, CA – 4-17-17)
Wardenclyffe (Los Angeles, CA – 4-17-17)
Copter (Los Angeles, CA – 4-17-17)
There wil be no repress! 1800 worldwide. The Dap-ettes stepped to the front of the stage with their joyous 2014 album: here are the beats.
Alton & Cedric – Black People
Cedric Brooks – Soul Eye
The Officials – Distant Drums
Cedric Brooks – Power To The People
Soul Brothers – Skitting Day
Carey Johnson – Go Ahead
Alton & Zoot – Don’t Know What You’re Doing
Brentford All Stars – The World Is A Ghetto
Jacob Miller – Westbound Train (Alternate Version)
George Philip – One One (Alternate Version)
Rock-A-Mambo – Baila
Beguen Band – Yo Me Moera
Bantous De La Capitale – Watchiwara
African Fiesta – Mambo Hawaienne
O.K. Jazz – Sois Sage Amour
African Jazz – Merengue Fafa
African Fiesta Sukisa – I Got The Feelin’
O.K. Jazz – Kiwita Kumunani
Ryco Jazz – La Juventud
Trio Madjesi & Sosoliso- Matshatsha
The 2007 debut solo album from Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, recorded with The Aggrolites, sees a vinyl release.