VINYL: The Doors, Dubstar & Tubby Hayes

22nd March 2019

Brief commentary of vinyl releases from The Doors, Dubstar & Tubby Hayes


I haven’t listened to Dubstar’s music since their 1995 Disgraceful album debut. This new release, One (Northern Writes;, retains Sarah Blackwood’s light, disaffected, singing while cleaning, vocal style plus the background music that resembles the packing you use in a parcel picked up by DHL. Bad then? No, not at all. Almost meditatively detached. Supremely nonchalant pop.


VINYL RELEASES: The Doors, Dubstar & Tubby Hayes

‘The 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Doors’ Waiting for the Sun (Elektra) appears in a book-type binding featuring the original 1968 stereo mix, remastered on vinyl and CD plus 14 rare studio and live cuts.


VINYL RELEASES: The Doors, Dubstar & Tubby Hayes

From the great jazz sax man, What is This Thing Called Love? (Acrobat; is a 1969 live cut from the Hopbine (a pub-jazz venue in North Wembley, London), previously unreleased performances, left over from a 1986 album, Live 1969 and including Members Only and the title track run at 45rpm. The words ‘nugget’ and ‘gold’ spring to mind.

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