This Just In: Swoon-Worthy Slabs

Kevin Shields/Various – Lost In Translation Picture Disc:
Easily one of the best film soundtracks ever made. This is the limited edition 15-track picture disc LP version, pressed on 220gram vinyl, boasting the likes of Air, MBV, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Squarepusher and Phoenix (their classic track “Too Young” is otherwise out of print). Not to mention, the swoon-worthy A-side image is of Scarlett Johansson’s derriere.

Brian Eno – Here Come the Warm Jets 180g LP:
“In 1973, fed up with Bryan Ferry’s domineering in Roxy Music, Eno leapt into a solo career that would find him championing the ‘art’ in ‘artifice.’ This record is a who’s who of the then-burgeoning English art-rock scene, featuring Robert Wyatt, Robert Fripp, and every member of Roxy Music except its leader (thus answering the musical question, ‘What if Eno had helmed the third Roxy record instead of Ferry?’). Warm Jets sports a lightheartedness that was a refreshing antidote to the pomposity of Yes and ELP on the dark side of art-rock’s spectrum, with nonsensical, sound-based couplets such as ‘Oh headless chicken / How can those teeth stand so much kicking?’ This debut is a milestone not just for Eno, but for all rocking music.” –Wax.fm

Portishead – Roseland NYC Live 2LP:
Recorded shortly after the release of their eponymous second album, PNYC is Portishead’s 1998 collaborative performance with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Despite the set being comprised of selections from only two albums, the versions provided eager fans with new depth and insight into the band’s songwriting. These stunning live recreations also served as proof to naysayers who at the time didn’t believe sample-based/sequenced music could fully transcend the studio.

MF Doom  – Operation: Doomsday Lunchbox:
The first complete & remastered version of OPERATION: DOOMSDAY, containing the original album, alternate versions, b-sides and instrumentals – 42 tracks total – with all new artwork, a 32-page lyric book and set of 10 cards with images of the Operation Doomsday MCs. This thing is freakin’ amazing and will sell out!

More, more, more:
5.6.7.8’s – Sho-Jo-Ji 7″
Can – Ege Bamyasi LP
Daedelus – Righteous Fists Of Harmony LP
Dead Can Dance – Into The Labyrinth 180g 2LP
Deee-Lite – World Clique LP
Jack White – Fly Farm Blues 7″
James Chance – Twist Your Soul: The Definitive Collection 2LP
Jesus And Mary Chain – Complete John Peel Sessions 2LP
Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun 180g LP
Madlib – Beat Konducta Vol. 4: India LP
Telex – Moskow Diskow 12″
White Stripes – Conquest 7″; Conquista 7″ (Rare UK Import)

1 thought on “This Just In: Swoon-Worthy Slabs

  1. Yes! Classic Eno, too. If surrealism has a musical equivalent, it’s the early Eno albums. He actually said “On Some Faraway Beach” (from Here Come the Warm Jets) was inspired from music he heard in a dream.

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