Brief news of vinyl releases from Demon & James Heather
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From Demon, a batch of rocking vinyl from Record Store Day, including Saxon’s Metalhead (1999). This is a picture disc in die-cut sleeve. Familiar metal signposts in a very presentable package.
As is The End’s Introspection/Retrospection pairing the quality British psychedelia 1969 original LP with a mid-90s outtakes collection into a 2LP gatefold. A rather good idea, done well on translucent vinyl.
Finally, Suede’s 2LP debut (1993) on silver vinyl featuring new silver gatefold artwork with the second LP featuring nine B-sides plus Suede’s cover of Pretenders’ Brass In Pocket. Great for fans.
Ninja Tune press bloke makes good with his debut, James Heather‘s Stories From Far Away on Piano (Ahead of Our Time). Moody piano LPs are definitely ‘in’ at the moment but this is one of the better outings as it features both complex melodies and polyphonic constructions that layer and build to often emotionally symphonic highs…and lows plus neat counterpoints. Where’s my hanky?
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