Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Coloured Vinyl Bonanza

A selection of ABBA solo albums are released on vinyl on 28th July with initial pressings coming out on coloured vinyl. Agnetha's 1983 album 'Wrap Your Arms Around Me' is released on a rather fetching pink vinyl pressing...

While her 1985 follow up 'Eyes Of A Woman' is pressed on red vinyl, although I think navy blue would have suited it better!

Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson's pre-ABBA album 'Lycka' is issued on a rather fabulous yellow & blue splattered vinyl...

Frida's 1975 album 'Ensam' is issued in white vinyl....

Her 1984 album 'Shine' is released on light green vinyl...

While her Phil Collins produced 1982 album 'Something's Going On' is pressed on violet vinyl.

All of the albums are 180g vinyl copies and come with a download card. Only initial copies come in coloured vinyl, after which they revert to standard black vinyl pressings. As an ABBA fan and a bit of a vinyl junkie I will hopefully be picking up a couple of these (I can't afford them all!). I'll keep you posted!  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Play It Again Sam: The Fox Box

Following the deluxe 2CD reissues of her first four Jive studio albums, Cherry Pop releases a career spanning 2CD/2DVD Samantha Fox compilation entitled 'Play It Again Sam: The Fox Box' on 28th July. It brings together all of her Jive singles while the DVD compilation showcases all of Sam's promotional videos - many of them on DVD for the first time - including an additional disc of rare videos including the 1983 single (as a member of SFX) 'Rocking With My Radio'.

I've always liked Sam so this is going on my wish list! Full track listing is as follows:

Disc One

1. Touch Me
2. Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)
3. Hold On Tight (Radio Remix)
4. I'm All You Need (Single Remix)
5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
6. I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (7" Mix)
7. I Promise You (Get Ready)
8. True Devotion (New Mix)
9. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (Single Edit)
10. Love House (7" Edit)
11. I Only Wanna Be With You
12. I Wanna Have Some Fun (7" Edit)
13. (Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But The Pants Stay On (Radio Edit)
14. Another Woman (Harding/Curnow 7" Mix)
15. Go For The Heart
16. Let Me Be Free
17. The Reason Is You (Radio Edit)
18. Santa Maria - Samantha Fox with DJ Milano
19. Angel With An Attitude
20. Call Me - Samantha Fox & Sabrina
21. You've Got Me Believing In Make Believing

Disc Two

1, I Should Have Known Better
2. Confession
3. Lovin' Don't Grow On Trees
4. All I Wanna Do
5. Love To Love You Baby (Hip Hop Mix)
6. Even In The Darkest Hours (7" Edit)
7. Love House (7" Remix)
8. I Only Wanna Be With You (Special Single Edit)
9. Too Late To Say Goodbye (Original 12" Mix)
10. The Winner Takes It All
11. La Isla Bonita
12. A Question Of Honour
13. Midnight Lover
14. I Give Myself To You (Pete Hammond Remix)
15. Touch Me 2016 (Radio Edit)
16. It's You (Nick Harvey Club Mix)
17. Gimme Shelter - Samantha Fox with Hawkwind
18. The Best Is Yet To Come (7" Mix)

Disc Three - The Videos (DVD)

1. Touch Me
2. Do Ya Do Ya
3. Hold On Tight
4. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
5. I Surrender
6 I Promise You
7. True Devotion
8. Naughty Girls
9. Love House
10. I Only Wanna Be With You
11. I Wanna Have Some Fun
12. Hurt Me Hurt Me
13. Another Woman
14. Just One Night
15. Go For The Heart
16. Let Me Be Free
17. The Reason Is You
18. Santa Maria
19. Angel With An Attitude
20. Call Me - Samantha Fox & Sabrina

Disc Four - Bonus Video (DVD)

1. Rockin With My Radio - SFX
2. I Surrender (Unedited Version)
3. Naughty Girls (Club Version)
4. Love House (Dance Mix)
5. I Only Wanna Be With You (Alternate Version)
6. All I Wanna Do
7. Touch Me - Samantha Fox & Gunther
8. Rockin With My Radio - Behind The Scenes
9. 1987 Interview
10. 1989 Interview
11. 1991 Interview
12. Call Me - Behind The Scenes  

And I'm going to post this picture just one more time :) 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In This Moment follow up 'Black Widow' with their sixth studio album 'Ritual' on July 21st.

Produced by their long time collaborator Kevin Churko 'Ritual' sees the band taking their dark, powerful sound into new areas - including the tortured metallic blues of lead single 'Oh Lord' and 'Black Wedding' which features guest vocals from Judas Priest's Rob Halford.

The band embark on a tour across America this summer with Motionless In White, Vimic, Little Miss Nasty and Starset. Here's hoping the band come to the UK later this year.

Full track listing is:

1. Salvation
2. Oh Lord
3. Black Wedding
4. In The Air Tonight
5. Joan Of Arc
6. River Of Fire
7. Witching Hour
8. Twin Flames
9. Half God, Half Devil
10. No Me Importa
11. Roots
12. Lay Your Gun Down

The album can be pre ordered from the band's website here

Check out the video to 'Oh Lord'

And view the trailer for the album below...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Hysteria at 30

Amazingly it's been 30 years (!) since Def Leppard's seminal 'Hysteria' album and to mark the occasion the album is being reissued on 4th August in a range of formats including standard CD, vinyl double album, coloured vinyl double album, 3CD edition and a monster 5CD/2DVD edition.

There is actually surprisingly little that's 'new' about the 5CD/2DVD package though it is an undeniably sumptuous package and well worth investing in if you're new to all this or didn't hoover up all the CD/DVD releases first time around.

Full track listing is as follows:

Disc One - Hysteria Remastered album

1. Women
2. Rocket
3. Animal
4. Love Bites
5. Pour Some Sugar On Me
6. Armageddon It
7. Gods Of War
8. Don't Shoot Shotgun
9. Run Riot
10. Hysteria
11. Excitable
12. Love & Affection

Disc Two - Single Versions & Bonus tracks

1. Tear It Down (Original Version)
2. I Wanna Be Your Hero
3. Ride Into The Sun
4. Ring Of Fire
5. Women (Radio Edit)
6. Rocket (Lunar Mix Radio Edit)
7. Love Bites (Radio Edit)
8. Hysteria (Radio Edit)
9. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Radio Edit)
10 Armageddon It (Radio Edit)
11. Release Me (Stumpus Maximus)
12. Classic Album - Hysteria (BBC Radio Documentary)

Disc Three - Remixes and Live Versions

1. Rocket (Lunar Mix Extended Version)
2. Armageddon It (The Nuclear Mix)
3. Animal (Extended)
4. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Extended Version)
5. Excitable (The Orgasmic Mix)
6. Rocket (Lunar Mix)
7. Rock Of Ages (Live)
8. Love & Affection (Live)
9. Billy's Got A Gun (Live)

Disc Four  In The Round In Your Face (Live)

1. Stagefright
2. Rock Rock (Till You Drop)
3. Women
4. Too Late For Love
5. Hysteria
6. Gods Of War
7. Die Hard The Hunter

Disc Five - In The Round In Your Face (Live)

1. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
2. Foolin'
3. Armageddon It
4. Animal
5. Pour Some Sugar On Me
6. Phil Solo
7. Rock Of Ages
8. Photograph

Disc Six (DVD) - TV Appearances & Videos

1. Rocket (TOTP)
2. Pour Some Sugar On Me (TOTP)
3. Animal (TOTP)
4. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Brit Awards)
5. Women (Video)
6. Animal (Video)
7. Pour Some Sugar On Me (UK Video)
8. Pour Some Sugar On Me (US Video)
9. Hysteria (Video)
10. Love Bites (Video)
11. Rocket (Video)
12. Armageddon It (Video)

Disc Seven (DVD) - Classic Album Documentary

Classic Albums documentary plus bonus features

The package also contains four books (Story Of, a Ross Halfin tour book, a replica tour programme and a poster).

Monday, June 12, 2017

Recovery Is Learning

Former Touchstone singer Kim Seviour releases her debut solo album 'Recovery Is Learning' on July 28th.

The album is released via John Mitchell's White Star Records and the striking cover art is by Budapest based artist Roxanne Phoenix.

The full track listing is:

1. Chiasma
2. Call To Action
3. Connect
4. Faberge
5. Mother Wisdom
6. The Dive
7. Where She Sleeps
8. Recovery Is Learning
9. Morning Of The Soul

The album is available for pre-order via the White Star Records Site here. Further details can be found on Kim's website here.

The lead track is 'Chiasma'. Check out the video below.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The F-Z of Pop

Now officially going under the name 'The Fizz' (they're not legally allowed to call themselves Bucks Fizz), Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and Bobby McVay have announced details of a new album entitled 'The F-Z of Pop'.

The album is produced by Mike Stock with his son James and is scheduled for release in mid-September. No details on track listings yet but the press release states that The Fizz have 'Re-recorded three classic Bucks Fizz tracks, and a whole host of new songs, including some penned by the band themselves'. The sound is described as classic Bucks Fizz but with a modern twist.

Further details can be found on the band's revamped website here

And the album is available for pre-order via Pledge music here. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tell Me Something New: Sigrid

Sigrid Solbakk Raabe - known professionally as Sigrid - is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Alesund in Norway.

'Don't Kill My Vibe' is the title song of her debut EP for Island Records which she released earlier this month - and a damn fine pop song it is too! Have a look at the video below: