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The Smile (Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood Of Radiohead & Tom Skinner Of Sons Of Kemet) - A Light For Attracting Attention Yellow Vinyl Edition
Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak Are Silk Sonic - An Evening With Silk Sonic
Madonna - Finally Enough Love HHV GSA Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
Madonna
Finally Enough Love HHV GSA Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Warner)
41,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder shipping from 19.08.2022
Red vinyl edition, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with 1000 copies exclusive to HHV customers. Madonna is the first and only recording artist to have 50 #1 hits on any single Billboard chart. To celebrate this historic milestone, Madonna curated a new 50-track collection titled Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones which includes her favourite remixes of those chart-topping dance hits that have filled clubs worldwide for four decades as well as an abridged 16-track version, titled Finally Enough Love. This 140-gram 2LP gatefold jacket includes single covers and a track-by-track on all featured 16 number one singles.

This collection highlights You Can Dance, Madonna’s first ever remix collection. Celebrating 35 years this year, You Can Dance has sold more than five million copies worldwide and is still the second best-selling remix album of all time. The collection also pays homage to “Everybody,” Madonna’s first single. Each remix was newly remastered for the collection by Mike Dean, who produced Madonna’s two most-recent studio albums, Rebel Heart (2015) and Madame X (2019). Along with those rarities, this album also introduces the “Offer Nissim Promo Mix” of “Living For Love” as its first official release.
Harry Styles - Harry's House Transparent Yellow Vinyl Edition
Michael Jackson - Thriller Limited Edition Ultradisc One-Step LP Numbered Deluxe Box Set
Michael Jackson
Thriller Limited Edition Ultradisc One-Step LP Numbered Deluxe Box Set
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Mobile Fidelity)
149,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Preorder shipping from 18.11.2022
Putting into perspective the incalculable impact and pioneering significance of the best-selling album of all time – Michael Jackson's Thriller – has never been easy. Though Thriller lays claim to mind-boggling statistics that serve as reminders of how pervasive and indispensable it remains to music snobs and casual listeners alike, its essence always traces back to the greatness, power, and scope of the music. Now, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary, the record that reimagined pop; united audiences; made strides towards achieving racial equality; established the video as an artistic and commercial format; and taught the world how to dance sounds even more invigorating than it did during the advent of the Walkman. Mastered from the original analog master tapes, pressed at RTI, and limited to 40,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's UltraDisc One-Step 180g 33rpm LP set does for Thriller what Jackson's unforgettable appearance on the "Motown 25" TV special in 1983 did for his career: It makes the music personal, human, desirable, relatable, imaginative – the definition of cool. This extraordinary reissue does so by presenting the songs in lifelike fashion, zeroing in on the fundamentals with laser focus, and magnifying the brilliance of the production, arrangements, and vocals in ways that let everyone experience Thriller as if hearing the album for the first time.

Surpassing the sonics of earlier reissues and pressings, Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP set strips away prior limitations and provides a clear, dynamic view of a landmark that crashed through every conceivable barrier and permanently transformed music, culture, and society. The expanse and depth of the soundstage, range of detail, percussive textures, air around the vocals, and natural decay of notes come through with demonstration-grade realism.

The gorgeous packaging of the Thriller Ud1s pressing befits the album's select status. Housed in an open-ended slipcase, the set features a special foil-stamped jacket and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendor of the recording. Aurally and visually, this reissue exists as a curatorial artifact meant to be preserved and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality and production, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in everything involved with the album.

Given that no album released during the past four decades even approaches the magnitude of Thriller, everything about it remains important. Numbers – even the "40" tied to its anniversary – don't even tell half the story. The 1982 blockbuster has sold more than 34 million copies in the U.S.; globally, it has moved upwards of 70 million units. Thriller dominated the 1984 Grammy Awards, winning a record-breaking eight trophies and sweeping every major category. It repeated the feat at the American Music Awards. Seven of its nine songs were released as singles; each charted in the Top 10. Perhaps most astonishingly, Thriller topped the Top 200 Albums chart for 37 weeks during a 59-week stretch. Fast forward 24 years, and the album was the biggest-selling catalog title of 2008.

The record's unimpeachable accolades and archival standing help provide another frame of reference. Acclaimed upon arrival, Thriller topped The Village Voice's comprehensive Pazz & Jop poll in 1983. Included in both the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry and the Grammy Hall of Fame, Thriller was ranked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at No. 3 on its Definitive 200 Albums of All Time. Rolling Stone named it the 12th Greatest Album of All Time. Time deemed it "the greatest pop album of all time." The Independent called it "the most inspiring album of all time."

Thriller proved as influential as it did inspiring. Its unparalleled success, dazzling style, and sleek architecture changed every facet of culture and entertainment. The reverberations echoed throughout society. Thriller crossed over to mainstream channels and white audiences with a degree that no Black musician managed in decades (if ever); prompted MTV to give Black artists a widespread platform; elevated choreography and dance to higher-level artforms; shattered long-standing racial boundaries; and reconceptualized music via a genre- and color-blind blend of fleet pop, funk, disco, soul, and rock sent up with cinematic panache, oversized ambition, and dynamic energy.

Its effect on multitudes of subsequent artists cannot be overstated. Thriller opened up a new galaxy in which Prince soon strolled. It's the same universe that Usher, Maxwell, and Jamiroquai joined in the ‘90s and that contemporary headliners like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Bruno Mars orbit today. Their style-blurring identities, R&B-rooted foundations, and interdisciplinary approaches directly link to those on Thriller. Notably, the album's first single – "The Girl Is Mine," a duet and co-write with Beatles legend Paul McCartney – captured the record's unwillingness to cater to a specific race, generation, class, or style. Eddie Van Halen – at the time, the world's premier rock guitarist – performed a similar bridge role by supplying the electrifying solo on "Beat It."

Jackson, Quincy Jones, and company do the rest. Drop the needle on any track on Thriller and the insatiable desire to move takes hold. So do sensations of familiarity, pleasure, fun, and soulfulness. Be it the breathless, bass-laden swagger of the Moonwalking "Billie Jean"; horn-accented, post-disco slide of the gossip critique "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"; rousing tempo of the lush, sequin-adorned "P. Y. T. (Pretty Young Thing)"; gentle balladry and liquid vocal phrasing of "Human Nature"; vivid hybrid of funk-disco and horror-film drama of the title track; or streetwise strut and rhythmic fantasia of "Beat It," Thriller never lets up.

Sacd

Surpassing the sonics of earlier reissues and pressings, this hybrid Sacd strips away prior limitations and provides a clear, dynamic view of a landmark that crashed through every conceivable barrier and permanently transformed music, culture, and society. The expanse and depth of the soundstage, range of detail, percussive textures, air around the vocals, and natural decay of notes come through with demonstration-grade realism. Put simply, this reissue makes the phenomenon that is Thriller eternal.
Moderat (Apparat & Modeselektor) - More D4ta 180g Deluxe Vinyl Edition
Moderat (Apparat & Modeselektor)
More D4ta 180g Deluxe Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Monkeytown)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
Back in 2017, Moderat announced that they’d be taking an extended break following a final concert in front of 17.000 people in their hometown of Berlin. And now they return. MORE D4TA, the group’s fourth album, arrives more than six years after its predecessor (2016’s III).

Created largely during a time when touring (and most traveling) was off the table, MORE D4TA is an album that wrestles with feelings of isolation and information overload—issues that have become particularly pronounced over the past two years. The ten songs on MORE D4TA are rooted in collaboration, but long before any of its tracks were laid down, Moderat spent months hanging out and getting musically reacquainted, indulging in extended bouts of experimentation and slowly fleshing out ideas as they dove into modular composition, field recordings and other sonic oddities.

But no matter how far the band ventures into music’s outer realms, they always wind up back in their own unique soundworld, a place where emotive pop and fluttering electronic soundscapes walk hand in hand. Many of its lyrics are rooted in Ring’s frequent trips to Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie museum (often with his infant daughter in tow), where he’d seek refuge in the great paintings of the past while worrying about the future.

What they make isn’t necessarily dance music, but it is something that shines brightest in the dark of night, the group’s rich melodies and Ring’s ethereal vocals emitting a warm, almost bioluminescent glow. After spending the better part of two decades making music together, they’ve carved out a sound and aesthetic that are all their own, and MORE D4TA showcases a group that’s creatively recharged and fully dedicated to its craft.
Harry Styles - Fine Line Black & White Splattered Vinyl Edition
Peter Gabriel - Live Record Store Day 2022 Blood Red Vinyl Edition
Peter Gabriel
Live Record Store Day 2022 Blood Red Vinyl Edition
3LP | 2012 | Reissue (Real World)
37,99 €*
Release:2012 / Reissue
Genre:Pop
Recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, 23 & 24 March 2011 and originally released the following year, Live Blood is exactly what its name suggests – the live incarnation of Peter Gabriel’s New Blood project where he reworked a chunk of his back catalogue for a 46-piece orchestra.The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33rpm, across 3x heavyweight LPs, pressed on blood red vinyl.
Smile, The (Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood Of Radiohead & Tom Skinner Of Sons Of Kemet) - A Light For Attracting Attention Black Vinyl Edition
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence Deluxe Vinyl Edition
Lana Del Rey
Ultraviolence Deluxe Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2014 | EU | Reissue (Vertigo)
28,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, drums by Max Whitefield!

Deluxe Vinyl Edition includes 3 bonus tracks and download code for the complete album.
Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever Indie Exclusive Vinyl Edition
Harry Styles - Harry Styles
Dave - We're All Alone In This Together Colored Vinyl Edition
Lorde - Melodrama
Lorde
Melodrama
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Universal)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
"Melodrama" is the upcoming second studio album by New Zealand singer Lorde.
The Kings Of Dub Rock (Jacques Palminger, Viktor Marek, Rica Blunck) - Dubbies On Top HHV Exclusive Translucent Red Vinyl Edition
Tash Sultana - MTV Unplugged Pink Vinyl Edition
Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Rey A.K.A. Lizzy Grant Colored Vinyl Edition
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey A.K.A. Lizzy Grant Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2015 | UK
16,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK
Genre:Pop
Lana Del Rey announced 3 years ago that she was to re-release her first album, recorded under her birth name, Lizzie Grant. That hasn’t surfaced so far. The controversial torch-pop singer told the British BBC that she has bought the rights to her 2010 record, Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant, which was released on the independent label Five Points Records but shelved two months after its debut on iTunes. "I had signed to an independent label but they couldn't fund the release of it," said Del Rey. "People act like it's so shrouded in mystery, the 'forgotten terrible album.' But if you look on YouTube, all 13 tracks are available with millions of views, so it's not like no one's heard them. We were all proud of it. It's pretty good." Of her current infamy, she told the BBC that she feels the public's reception to her image and music has been unfair. "My publicists, in their long career, say they have never seen someone be more fictionalized," she griped.
Doja Cat - Planet Her Deluxe Edition
Danger Dan - Das Ist Alles Von Der Kunstfreiheit Gedeckt Limited Vinyl Edition
Nina Simone & Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Eunice Waymon
Nina Simone & Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation Of Eunice Waymon
2LP | 2019 | US | Original
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Pop
Latest mash up masterpiece from AMERIGO GAZAWAY, the man behind BIZARRE TRIBE, YASIIN GAYE, and FELA SOUL. On this new SOUL MATES project he brings to life an imagined studio session between the high priestess of soul NINA SIMONE and hip hop legend LAURYN HILL. 17 track two LP set in pic sleeve.
Portishead - Dummy
The Weeknd - Dawn FM
Rosalia - Motomami Red Vinyl Edition
Billy Bragg - Life's A Riot With Spy Vs Spy Record Store Day 2022 Orange Vinyl Edition
Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody Transparent Record Store Day 2022 Red Vinyl Edition
Rick Astley
Whenever You Need Somebody Transparent Record Store Day 2022 Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 1987 | US | Reissue (BMG)
29,99 €*
Release:1987 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Limited to 1800 copies.

Whenever You Need Somebody is the worldwide smash hit debut album from Rick Astley. 2022 marks the 35th Anniversary of the multi-platinum selling album that topped the album charts in the UK, Australia, Germany and Spain and Top 10 in many more. Remastered at Abbey and reissued for the first time on red vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day, it is the album that gifted the World one of the most instantly recognizable and best-loved singles of all time “Never Gonna Give You Up,” plus the hit singles “Together Forever,” title track “Whenever You Need Somebody” and Rick’s cover of the Nat King Cole classic “When I Fall In Love."
Jack Johnson - Meet The Moonlight Indie Exclusive Sea Blue Vinyl Edition
Moderat (Apparat & Modeselektor) - More D4ta Black Vinyl Edition
Moderat (Apparat & Modeselektor)
More D4ta Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Monkeytown)
19,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
Back in 2017, Moderat announced that they’d be taking an extended break following a final concert in front of 17.000 people in their hometown of Berlin. And now they return. MORE D4TA, the group’s fourth album, arrives more than six years after its predecessor (2016’s III).

Created largely during a time when touring (and most traveling) was off the table, MORE D4TA is an album that wrestles with feelings of isolation and information overload—issues that have become particularly pronounced over the past two years. The ten songs on MORE D4TA are rooted in collaboration, but long before any of its tracks were laid down, Moderat spent months hanging out and getting musically reacquainted, indulging in extended bouts of experimentation and slowly fleshing out ideas as they dove into modular composition, field recordings and other sonic oddities.

But no matter how far the band ventures into music’s outer realms, they always wind up back in their own unique soundworld, a place where emotive pop and fluttering electronic soundscapes walk hand in hand. Many of its lyrics are rooted in Ring’s frequent trips to Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie museum (often with his infant daughter in tow), where he’d seek refuge in the great paintings of the past while worrying about the future.

What they make isn’t necessarily dance music, but it is something that shines brightest in the dark of night, the group’s rich melodies and Ring’s ethereal vocals emitting a warm, almost bioluminescent glow. After spending the better part of two decades making music together, they’ve carved out a sound and aesthetic that are all their own, and MORE D4TA showcases a group that’s creatively recharged and fully dedicated to its craft.
Sweet, The - Platinum Rare Volume 2 Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Sweet, The
Platinum Rare Volume 2 Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Prudential)
45,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Limited to 2500 copies.

Platinum Rare VOL 2 captures the four founding members of the legendary glam/hard rock band The Sweet, and comes from the personal vault of lead guitarist Andy Scott. Many of these listed tracks never saw the light of day on any release, making this collection incredibly in demand for the starving classic collector looking for more rarities after VOL 1 sold out on Record Store Day 2021.

VOL 2 features rare/unreleased versions of more fan favorite songs such as “Fox On The Run”, “Action”, “Love Is Like Oxygen”, “Lies In Your Eyes”

Action (Rough Mix) Solid Gold Brass (Outtake) Breakdown (Outtake) Fox On The Run (Demo) Are You Coming To See Me (Outtake) Eye Games (Demo) Silverbird (Demo) Cover Girl (Demo) California Nights (Demo) Lettres D'amour (Demo) Turn It Down (Outtake) At Midnight (Rough Mix) Tall Girls (Rough Mix) Hey Mama (Monitor Mix) Fever of love (Rough Mix) Stairway to the Stars (Demo) Idenity Crisis (Outtake) Lies In Your Eyes (Rough Mix) Love Is The Cure (Demo) Strange Girl (Demo) Love Is Like Oxygen (Andy Vocal) Waters Edge (ev) Where D'ya Go (Demo) Lady Of The Lake (Rough Mix) Hold Me (Outtake)
Stereo Total - Dactylo Rock / Schön Von Hinten / Liebe Zu Dritt / Ich Bin Nackt
Stereo Total
Dactylo Rock / Schön Von Hinten / Liebe Zu Dritt / Ich Bin Nackt
7" | EU | Original (Verboten In Deutschland)
9,99 €*
Release:EU – Original
Genre:Pop
A kind of best of for most requested songs at the merch table. Released on Brezel Görings own label Verboten in Deutschland. New original stock.
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
V.A. - Colleen Cosmo Murphy Presents Balearic Breakfast Volume 1
George Michael - Older
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
Cocteau Twins
Heaven Or Las Vegas
LP | 1990 | UK | Reissue (4AD)
23,99 €*
Release:1990 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Heaven or Las Vegas followed in 1990 and is recognised as their most commercially successful release, reaching number seven in the UK album charts. Numerous publications have since declared it one of the best albums of the 90s, Pitchfork calling it “a core of ungodly gorgeous songs that is every bit as moving and relevant today as it ever was.” Label founder Ivo Watts-Russell goes further, candidly revealing in the recent 4AD biography, Facing The Other Way, that this album wasn’t just his favourite Cocteaus album but also his favourite all-time 4AD album, and “by a long shot”, calling it “the perfect record.”
Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat
Mr. Oizo
Flat Beat
12" | 1999 | EU | Reissue (F Communications)
12,99 €*
Release:1999 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
Monday Massacre / Sick Dog Try To Speak
Lana Del Rey - Blue Banisters
Lana Del Rey
Blue Banisters
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Urban)
34,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
First pressing is very limited due to lack of capacity at pressing plants. Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated eighth studio album, Blue Banisters, set for release on 22nd October and featuring the previously released songs 'Blue Banisters,' 'Wildflower Wildfire' and 'Text Book
Simone - Mabsouta
Simone
Mabsouta
12" | 1991 | EU | Reissue (Thank You)
13,99 €*
Release:1991 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Reissue from 1991, Killer Egyptian cover version of Suzanne Vega - Toms Diner by Simone, Egyptian singer and actress. Originally only released on CD, now remastered for vinyl and pressed on 12" maxi format. Including a bonus beat edit of "Rekka" by Castro.
FKJ - V I N C E N T
FKJ
V I N C E N T
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (FKJ)
32,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder shipping from 22.07.2022
„V I N C E N T“ ist FKJs zweites Album. Es markiert den Beginn eines neuen Kapitels für FKJ, der damit nach seinen Arbeiten als gefragter Produzent und zentrale Remix-Adresse für andere Künstler:innen wie PinkPantheress und Moses Sumney das nächste künstlerische Solo-Statement macht – nachdem er zuletzt schon ausverkaufte Konzerte in aller Welt mit seinen gefeierten „One-man-Shows“ verbuchen konnte. Kombiniert liegt auch die Zahl seiner Streams inzwischen im Milliardenbereich.

Das Konzept des „V I N C E N T“-Albums entstand während eines Soloabstechers nach Los Angeles, den er schon vor dem Jahr 2020 antrat. „Ich wohnte dort dann ganz allein in so einem Haus … und schaltete auch mein Telefon ab, um wirklich runterzukommen. Ich brauchte einfach etwas Abstand und Zeit für mich, weil ich herausfinden wollte, was ich eigentlich als nächstes machen wollte.“ Schon bald wurde ihm klar, dass er demjenigen Freiheitsgefühl nachspüren wollte, das man als Teenager hin und wieder spürt. „Damals habe ich einfach nur gespielt, es ging beim Musikmachen um nichts anderes. Ich hab über nichts nachgedacht“, so FKJ. Genau dieses Gefühl kommt schon im Eröffnungs- und dem Abschlusstitel der neuen LP durch: einerseits der Future Jazz von „Way Out“ – eigentlich ein verspielter Mini-Soundtrack: eine anmutige Pianomelodie, unterfüttert mit wilden Trap-Beats und ruhigen Streichern – und das fast wie ein Schlaflied wirkende „Stay A Child“. „Ich wollte einen Teil von dieser verlorenen Unschuld zurückholen … diesen Augenblick, wenn man einfach nur aus purem Vergnügen Musik macht.“

Wieder zurück im eigenen Home Studio auf den Philippinen angekommen, dort sogar ohne Wlan und zunehmend abgeriegelt durch internationale Lockdown-Maßnahmen, war FKJ nun tatsächlich abgeschnitten vom Rest der Welt. Was auch bedeutete: noch weniger Ablenkungen. Es war die ideale Gelegenheit, um ganz allein die endlosen Möglichkeiten der Musik zu erkunden. „Manchmal habe ich die ganze Nacht durch an den Songs gesessen und bin erst ins Bett gegangen, als schon wieder die Sonne aufging.“ Dieser unbefangene Ansatz war entscheidend: Basierend auf dieser Freiheit ist ein expressionistisches, wirklich berührendes Album entstanden, das man unmöglich einordnen kann. Auch versteckt sich FKJ nicht mehr hinter irgendwelchen grünen Zweigen, wie er es auf dem Cover seines Solodebüts getan hatte: Mit „V I N C E N T“ tritt FKJ heraus aus dem Schatten und zeigt sich, seine Stimme als Musiker, seinen Sound. Indem er Saxophon und Klavier aus Late Night Jazz-Sessions mit geerdetem Flüstergesang (à la Bon Ivers Frühwerk) und Gitarren à la Santana zusammenbringt, gibt er sogar dem schwierigen Begriff Chillout Music eine ganz neue Bedeutung.

Während weite Teile von „V I N C E N T“ vor allem romantisch klingen, geht’s ab und zu auch richtig sexy zu, dann wieder verträumt, den Kopf hoch oben in den Wolken – wie etwa bei „Us“, den er seiner Frau June widmet. „ihm“ kommt mit Nineties-Hip-Hop-Einschlag daher, wobei er jedoch immer weiter das Tempo drosselt und das Licht dimmt. Genau genommen doch nicht 100% solo eingespielt, hilft ((( O ))) schließlich beim Song „Brass Necklace“ aus – was ähnlich eindringlich klingt wie The Internet oder die Keys, wenn Stevie Wonder sie spielt. Zusammen mit Toro Y Moi setzt er für die Leadsingle „A Moment of Mystery“ auf astreine Space-Trip-Vibes, die tatsächlich aus nicht ganz nüchternen Parallelwelten stammen: Während der Arbeit in San Francisco tranken FKJ, Toro und dessen Keyboarder Tony eine Flüssigkeit, die Tony als „heiliges Wässerchen“ bezeichnete … „Wir teilten uns dann die ganze Flasche, was in einen ziemlichen Trip mündete“, erzählt FKJ und lacht. Zurück in der Realität, ist das Ergebnis dieses Trips eine sanfte Electro-Ode auf dauerhaftes Liebesglück. Vor allem ist es ein Track, der in Sachen Eingängigkeit und dezentem Prog-Faktor selbst Tame Impala in nichts nachsteht.

Auch Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon) ist am Mikrofon zu hören – auf dem umwerfenden „Can’t Stop“ –, und mit „Let’s Live“, einem treibenden Technopop-Song, in dem Handclaps, Klavier und Vocals perfekt miteinander verschmelzen, besinnt sich FKJ noch einmal auf seine Anfangstage zurück, als seine Produktionen noch größtenteils ins Dance-Genre passten. Obwohl er immer wieder Kategorien aufsprengt und seine Stücke kontinuierlich mit neuen Ideen erweitert, wirken die Tracks nie aufgeblasen, nie zu dick aufgetragen. Trotz der Vielschichtigkeit wird einem nie schwindelig.

Insgesamt ist „V I N C E N T“ ein kleines Wunder. Es ist der Beweis, welche Magie entstehen kann, wenn man nur tief genug gräbt, Inspirationen lange genug reifen lässt. „Das war schon eine echte Herausforderung, diese Platte aufzunehmen“, sagt er abschließend. „Ich bin nun mal eigentlich ein Perfektionist – und das kann man nicht einfach so abschalten. Als ich es dann jedoch geschafft hatte und die Musik selbst tonangebend war, fühlte ich mich mit einem Mal vollkommen frei.“
Harry Styles - Harry's House Black Vinyl Edition
Nancy Sinatra - Boots Blue Vinyl Edition
Nancy Sinatra
Boots Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1966 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
41,64 €* 48,99 € -15%
Release:1966 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Definitive reissue of Nancy’s debut album Includes the bonus tracks, “The City Never Sleeps At Night” and the previously unreleased “For Some”. Newly remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®–nominated engineer John Baldwin. Vinyl pressed at RTI Q&A with Nancy and GRAMMY®–nominated reissue co-producer Hunter Lea. Never–before–seen photos from Nancy’s personal archive Beautifully packaged and expanded gatefold LP featuring a 20–page booklet.

“Dumb stuff, as Lee used to call it. Dumb doesn’t mean stupid. It means human and understandable. It was the sound of three guitars, drums, and bass. It was simple, very, very simple. I can still see the room, the studio. With Carol Kaye, Glen Campbell, Donnie Owens… I can still see them all sitting there and chunking away. I guess simple was the best way to explain it, uncomplicated.” – Nancy Sinatra

The 1966 debut million-selling debut LP, introduced the sassy, blonde, go-go booted icon. Built around her Lee Hazlewood-penned hits, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” and “So Long, Babe,” the folk-rock era milestone album features songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Hazlewood and more. The catchy and jangly pop hooks performed by the famed Los Angeles session musicians, The Wrecking Crew and Billy Strange’s innovative arrangements provided the perfect sound to help Nancy capture the attention of the world. The new reissue includes two bonus tracks recorded during the album sessions, the non-album b-side “The City Never Sleeps At Night” and the previously unreleased “For Some.”
Taylor Swift - Lover Colored Vinyl Edition
Fun Boy Three - The Best Of Fun Boy Three Record Store Day 2022 Green Vinyl Edition
Fun Boy Three
The Best Of Fun Boy Three Record Store Day 2022 Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 1984 | UK | Reissue (Chrysalis)
31,99 €*
Release:1984 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Fun Boy Three was formed by Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Nevile Staples after leaving The Specials in the Summer of 1981. Taking on a more pop sensibility, the band went on to have 8 hit singles between 1981 and 1983. Tracks including: ‘It Ain’t What You do (It’s the Way That You Do It)’, ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’, a cover of the old Gershwin classic ‘Summertime’ and ‘The Lunatics (Has Taken Over The Asylum)’, which was recently re-recorded by The Specials on their 2019 album Encore. This RSD exclusive is a newly remastered version of their 1984 Best of release made available on green vinyl.
Wanda - Wanda Signed Purple Vinyl Edition
Die Sterne - Hallo Euphoria HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition w/ Signed Print
The Weeknd - Starboy
The Weeknd
Starboy
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Republic)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Starboy is the follow up to last year’s Grammy-Award winning, 3X-platinum Beauty Behind The Madness. Title track “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk was named “Most Added Record of All-Time in North America” at radio.
Jungle - Loving In Stereo Dark Navy Blue Vinyl Edition
Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams
Haddaway - What Is Love Black Viny Edition
The Cranberries - Stars (The Best Of 1992-20002)
Obongjayar - Some Nights I Dream Of Doors HHV Exclusive Vinyl Bundle Edition
Obongjayar
Some Nights I Dream Of Doors HHV Exclusive Vinyl Bundle Edition
LP+7" | 2022 | EU | Original (September)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Limited to 300 copies coming with an worldwide exclusive 7" Flexi-Disc. Only at HHV.

Produced by long-time collaborator Barney Lister (the pair recently won an Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for previous EP track "God's Own Children") "Try" is the opening track to Obongjayar's debut album "Some Nights I Dream of Doors" and its latest single. Steven Umoh grew up in Calabar, Nigeria. He was raised by his grandmother; his mother had moved to the UK to escape Umoh's father, who was abusive. Early in his life, he primarily listened to bootleg rap, particularly Eminem, Usher, Nelly, Snoop Dogg and Ciara. Umoh moved to live with his mother in England at the age of 17, but stayed active in the Nigerian music scene. He grew up a devoutly religious Christian, but became less so after he attended university in Norwich. In college he sang primarily in an American accent, influenced by his childhood spent listening to American hip hop music, but he transitioned to singing in his natural Nigerian-British accent before embarking on his professional career. Obongjayar's music has been called "hard to describe", incorporating elements of afrobeat, spoken word, soul, and electronic music. His lyrics incorporate spiritual overtones, although they are not readily identifiable with any specific religious tradition. A unifying feature of all of Obongjayar's music is his very deep voice, which slides between rapping, singing, and spoken word.
Purple Disco Machine - Exotica Deluxe Purple Vinyl Edition
Purple Disco Machine
Exotica Deluxe Purple Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | EU | Reissue (Sweat It Out)
33,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Deluxe Edition of Exotica includes full album Exotica plus 3 bonus tracks: “In The Dark” with Sophie and the Giants “Rise” featuring Tasita D’Mour “Twisted Mind” featuring Agnes. Deluxe Gatefold product . Double Vinyl in Purple Poster with original album artwork (front side). Poster with many, many career spanning images (back side)
Clairo - Sling Limited Green Indie Exclusive Vinyl Edition
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell! New Edition
Yaeji - EP 1+2 Opaque Jade Vinyl Edition
Yaeji
EP 1+2 Opaque Jade Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Yaeji)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
Preorder shipping from 08.07.2022
A lot has been said and repeated about the interiority of this club music - how the joyful tremor of the "Raingurl" refrain holds hands with such soft and doubtful verses. How special it is that house music so of New York can contain storytelling cultivated so far away. That repetition is born of people all over the world going out, and staying in, with this music as a compass; songs that define so many late night hangs for crews of friends, singalongs in DJ booths, contemplative 5am walks home from the club. What can get lost in that repetition, in the shifting canonization of these recordings as symbols of any one scene or moment, is what was behind the pair of round glasses reflecting so tirelessly outwards. Yaeji, an exceptional friend only at the very beginning of finding her path as a cross-disciplinary artist and collaborator. Yaeji wrote this music while going out nearly every night of the week to DJ and support her own NYC community of friends at their turns behind the decks. These tracks originated from explorations in dancefloor anonymity, growing from seeds planted by sharing her first musical experiments online.
Cranberries, The - Remembering Dolores Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Cranberries, The
Remembering Dolores Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | US | Reissue (Island)
37,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Limited to 5000 copies.

Following the release of the Remembering Dolores digital album in September 2021 -around what would have been the late vocalist’s 50th birthday -umg Recordings, Inc, in association with, and with the support of the remaining members of The Cranberries and the estate of Dolores O’Riordan will be releasing a special 2LP edition of Remembering Dolores featuring 3 bonus tracks for RSD 2022.
Adele - 21
Adele
21
LP | 2011 | UK | Reissue (XL Recordings)
23,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
produced by Rick Rubin & Paul Epworth
The Weeknd - After Hours Clear With Red Splatter Vinyl Edition
Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Taylor Swift - Reputation Picture Disc Edition
V.A. - Best Of Euro Dance 90s Part 1
Queen - Platinum Collection Limited Colored Package
A.G.F. - Loved By You
Suzanne Vega - Close-Up Extras Crystal Clear Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Stromae - Multitude Standard Black Vinyl Edition
Sophie - Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle EP
Sebastien Tellier
La Ritournelle EP
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Record Makers)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
'La Ritournelle' is undoubtedly Sebastien Tellier's biggest song. Since its first release in 2003, it kept growing and circulating throughout the world year after year like a virus.Considered by many as the ultimate love anthem of the 21st century, the song has now infected numerous hearts and lovers, and gained a classic status.
Nancy Sinatra - Start Walkin' 1965-1976 Velvet Morning Sunrise Yellow Vinyl Edition
Nancy Sinatra
Start Walkin' 1965-1976 Velvet Morning Sunrise Yellow Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | US | Original (Light In The Attic)
49,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Definitive compilation spans solo recordings, rarities and duets with Lee Hazlewood
Newly remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®–nominated engineer John Baldwin
New interviews with the legendary singer, actress, and activist, Nancy Sinatra
Extensive essay by Amanda Petrusich
Q&A interview with Nancy & GRAMMY®–nominated reissue co-producer, Hunter Lea
Never–before–seen photos from Nancy Sinatra’s personal archive
Beautifully packaged Double LP (pressed at RTI) featuring a 24–pg book
Images are mock-ups and subject to change

Light In The Attic Records is proud to present Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin’ 1965–1976. The definitive new collection surveys Sinatra’s most prolific period over 1965–1976, including her revered collaborations with Lee Hazlewood, over 23 tracks.

Remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®–nominated engineer John Baldwin, the collection is complemented by liner notes penned by Amanda Petrusich (author and music critic at The New Yorker), featuring insightful new interviews with Sinatra, as well as a Q&A with archivist and GRAMMY®–nominated reissue co-producer, Hunter Lea. The CD edition comes housed in a 7”x7” hardcover book (featuring 64–pages) and the two-disc vinyl set is presented in a gatefold jacket (featuring a 24–page booklet).

Nancy’s performance of the Lee Hazlewood–penned song “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” was a huge hit in 1966 and became her signature tune. The pair began a three year run of successful albums, duets, and singles including “Sugar Town,” “Some Velvet Morning,” “Summer Wine,” “Sand,” “Jackson,” and the title track to the 1967 James Bond film “You Only Live Twice.”

Start Walkin’ explores Nancy’s recordings with Lee, her inspired collaborations with songwriter Mac Davis (“Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham”), producer Lenny Waronker (“Hook and Ladder”), and the “should’ve been hit” song with arranger/producer Billy Strange (“How Are Things In California.”)

Over the years, she has been cited as an influence by countless artists, including Sonic Youth, Morrissey, Calexico, U2, and Lana Del Rey. Her haunting song “Bang, Bang” gained a new legion of fans when it appeared in the opening credits of Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film, Kill Bill Volume 1.
Nathalie Letertre - Reveur
Nathalie Letertre
Reveur
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Forest Jams)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder shipping from 20.01.2023
1986 classic for the first time on 12". The next 12″ that Forest Jams proudly presents is the official re-issue of Nathalie Letertre’s ‘Rêveur’. The lush beauty of this French electronic synth-pop single was recorded in 1986 at R.B.O. Studios of which Titan Records was a connected label. Although the vinyl recording eluded many DJ’s and collectors of today, Nathalie and ‘Rêveur’ did enjoy local success at the time of its release. The popularity of ‘Rêveur’ upon its 1986 arrival could have been attributed to it’s airing on the “Free Radios” of post-1981 France and Nathalie’s several appearances on the regional ‘fr3’ TV Station and at the forest-encircled, emblematic ‘Châlet’ nightclub (1962-2010) in Strasbourg. This re-issue includes the original and instrumental versions transferred from the original tape as well as two fresh edits from the likes of Flemming Dalum & Spaziale.
Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation
Go West - Bangs & Crashes Record Store Day 2022 Clear Vinyl Edition
Go West
Bangs & Crashes Record Store Day 2022 Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | UK | Reissue (Chyrsalis)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Pop
The follow up to their hugely successful UK 2x Platinum selling debut album 'Go West,' this collection of 12"" Remixes, B-sides and live tracks are taken from UK single releases. “Bangs & Crashes” was largely aimed the international audience who didn't get to hear all the tracks. This subsequently went on to be a UK Gold selling album and has become a firm fan favourite. This is issued to coincide with the recently released deluxe edition box set of their debut album. This Exclusive RSD version is pressed on 2 x 140gm clear vinyl.
Sportfreunde Stiller - I'm Alright! Limited Signed & Numbered Vinyl Edition
Hercules & Love Affair - In Amber
Michael Jackson - Thriller 40th Anniversary Edition
Marina - Electra Heart Platinum Blonde Edition
Perfume Genius - Ugly Season
Knarf Rellöm Arkestra - Kritik Der Leistungsgesellschaft
Hassan Ideddir - Atfalouna
Hassan Ideddir
Atfalouna
12" | 1989 | UK | Reissue (Dark Entries)
14,99 €*
Release:1989 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Hassan Ideddir’s 1989 single “Atfalouna” sees an expanded repress courtesy of Dark Entries. Born to Berber parents in Morocco, Ideddir began making music at the age of 10 after being discovered singing in the stairwell by his school’s headmaster. Encouraged by his peers, he began playing concerts, and his status grew. In 1987, he played a string of sold-out concerts in Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakesh, in support of a children’s charity. The success of these concerts secured him a record deal, and he went to Paris to record his debut single “Atfalouna” in 1988. Released in 1989 on WEA, “Atfalouna” is a dense slab of multi-genre pop. An opening wash of digital synths and reverberant vocals quickly falls away to a cascade of orchestra hits and pulsing electronic drums; the monotone chant-rap of a female chorus collides with Ideddir’s soaring melismatic vocals, pleading against the injustice and hunger in the world. While Hip-Hop and New Beat borrowed tropes from Arabic music, “Atfalouna” inverts the gesture, resituating orchestra hits and sampling techniques within a Moroccan music framework. A shorter instrumental version follows, which preserves the female vocals. Also included are two tracks not on the original 12”. “Ibina” is a moody, downtempo instrumental that sounds like a cult Italo B-side. The record closes with “Ydouchababe”, an electro number driven by funky guitars, electronic claps, huge horn riff. Here, Ideddir sings of a youth festival honoring Hassan II, former king of Morocco. All songs were remastered by George Horn. The sleeve is a replica of the original 12” cover art, featuring Ideddir set in a cheeky collage of clocks, columns, and camels. Also included is a postcard with a photo of Hassan, as well as lyrics in both Arabic and English. We will be donating 100% of proceeds from this release to Sphere who provide support to the young queer community across Ukraine and the Palestine Children's Relief Fund who help provide urgent humanitarian care for Gaza's children.
The Farm - Groovy Train Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
The Farm
Groovy Train Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
12" | 1990 | UK | Reissue (Farmsonds)
25,99 €*
Release:1990 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Originally released in 1990, ‘Groovy Train’ was the second single by The Farm. It was the first single to be released from their debut album ‘Spartacus’, which celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2021 and was produced by Madness frontman Suggs and Terry Farley. With its distinctive guitar intro ‘Groovy Train’ was the band’s second biggest single, charting at Number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. The single is being reissued for the first time on transparent orange vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day, and includes three remixes by Terry Farley and Mark Saunders.
Nina Kraviz - Skyscrapers Red Vinyl Edition
Nina Kraviz
Skyscrapers Red Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Nina Kraviz Music)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Nina Kraviz returns with a new EP inspired by 70-80s music she loves so much. On "Skyscrapers" she explores a new, more traditional approach to her songwriting. Uncovering her talent as a singer and performer, the song is a melancholic, pop-leaning anthem, showing a side of Nina Kraviz we didn't quite expect.
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Spice Girls - Spice 25th Anniversary Limited Ginger Rose Vinyl Edition
Dave - We're All Alone In This Together Black Vinyl Edition
Sarah Connor - Muttersprache Limited Yellow Vinyl Edition
Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox Dark Red Vinyl Edition
Bruno Mars
Unorthodox Jukebox Dark Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2012 | EU | Reissue (Atlantic)
25,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of “Unorthodox Jukebox”, a limited Dark Red Vinyl edition will be released on the 17th June, with the pre-order going live on the 19th May. “Unorthodox Jukebox” is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars. It debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200, The record also reached #1 in Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and the U.K.. It became Mars's fastest-selling album in the latter country in 2012, the third best-selling album in Australia in 2013, and the fifth best-selling in the United States in 2013. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) reported that Unorthodox Jukebox was globally the fourth best-selling album in 2013. “Unorthodox Jukebox” also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 56th Grammy Awards.

Bruno Mars is a 21-time GRAMMY Award nominee and multi-GRAMMY winner. The celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, musician has sold over 171 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His most recent critically acclaimed and RIAA certified platinum album, “24K Magic,” made an impressive debut atop the Top Digital Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Additionally, the album and its lead single, “24K Magic,” simultaneously hit No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs charts week of release. The single has since climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has also officially been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Amy Winehouse - Live At Glastonbury
Depeche Mode - Exciter The 12
E-Rotic - The Power Of Sex
Brezel Göring - Psychoanalyse (Volume 2)
Brezel Göring
Psychoanalyse (Volume 2)
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Flirt99)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Achtung: Das Cover wurde für den Shop zenisert. Das Original kommt unzensiert.

Aufrichtig, lustig, manchmal ironisch und vielleicht auch ein bisschen zynisch: Psychoanalyse (Volume 2), das erste Soloalbum von Brezel Göring nach Stereo Total liegt auf dem Plattenspieler wie auf dem Sofa des Psychoanalysten; ein in seiner Konsequenz ein folgerichtiges Album nach der letzten gemeinsamen Produktion mit seiner Arbeits-, Lebens- und Liebespartnerin, der viel zu früh verstorbenen Françoise Cactus Zehn intime Lieder, die von den Höhen und Tiefen des Alltags berichten, berührend und so spröde wie das Leben selbst. Songs über soziale Devianz, Drogen, sexuelle Psychopathologie und den "sanften Wahn". Genussvoll und voller Wortspiele, versammelt Brezel Göring eine Galerie mit Bildern komischer Figuren – und im „Spiegelkabinett“ einem Hauch Selbstironie.
Desireless - Voyage Voyage
V.A. - Bravo Hits 30 Jahre
Solange - A Seat At The Table National Album Day White Vinyl Edition
Solange
A Seat At The Table National Album Day White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2016 | EU | Reissue (Sony)
33,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Pop
Third studio album by American singer/songwriter/producer. Originally released on September 30th 2016. In a statement Solange described the album as "a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing." Features the iconic record 'Cranes In The Sky' which won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance. Exploring prejudice and blackness, the record is thankfully the journal we don't get the time to write, the conversations we don’t get to have and the exclamations we’re too tired to repeat. Pressed on a limited edition white vinyl LP exclusively for National Album Day 2021.
Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon Black Vinyl Edition
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Oliver Sim of The xx - Hideous Bastard HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Oliver Sim of The xx
Hideous Bastard HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (XL Recordings)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder shipping from 09.09.2022
Oliver Sim didn't actually have the desire to follow in the footsteps of his The xx bandmates Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith and start a solo project. Nor did he think he really had the courage to do so. However, when he was working with Jamie xx on a track called "Romance with a Memory," the latter said, "I think you should do a full record." And that was the beginning of the long and painful birth of "Hideous Bastard", Oliver Sim's solo debut album, which will be released on Young on 09.09.22. "For almost three years I asked myself questions and was searching for answers while writing," Sim describes the process of creating the album. The revelation of his HIV disease thematically haunts the record, as it has always overshadowed his life. In that first song, "Hideous," Sim wonders if his disarming honesty will set him free. The hope and tension are reflected in the musical environment he has created with his friend Jamie xx. Oliver began writing and recording songs at home in London, inspired by his fondness for horror films and his own life, tackling themes of fear and shame through the lens of a queer man in his thirties. A few months later, he returned to Jamie with a collection of demos, and the two began producing them together. He enlisted the help of his lifelong hero and current friend Jimmy Somerville, among others, to put the finishing touches on the album, and also spoke with Elton John about his music. Then it was up to French director Yann Gonzales to create a visual world with the short film "Hideous." The film will premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival. "Hideous Bastard" has become an audiovisual event that Oliver Sim would never have thought himself capable of in the beginning, but now the result is all the more impressive.
E-Rotic - Sexual Madness
Nick Waterhouse - Promenade Blue HHV Exclusive Bundle Edition
Nick Waterhouse
Promenade Blue HHV Exclusive Bundle Edition
LP+7" | 2021 | US | Original (Innovative Leisure)
20,24 €* 26,99 € -25%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Innovative Leisure and HHV team up to offer our customers a special Limited Bundle Edition including a Bonus 7" with a cover version of The Seeds "Pushing Too Hard" next to an album track.. Not available anywhere else in Europe. Only at HHV.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was a work so filled with ambition, yearning, and inner contradictions that it came to represent the condition of a nation itself. Yet, at its core, the slim novel tells a story about people and, more often than not, their inability to communicate and connect with one another — forever running on parallel tracks until tragedy finally twines them together. The color green (often in the form of the faded sodium lit dock of Daisy Buchanan) comes to represent longing and unrequited love in an era (the Roaring Twenties) of decadence and spiritual vacuousness. Green is Gatsby’s North Star, simultaneously pointing backward and forward through time toward some unattainable, impossibly balanced version of his own life.

Nick Waterhouse, a century later but once again in the ’20s, takes the color blue as his hue of choice on Promenade Blue. In Nick’s musical and lyrical world, blue is a refraction of his life and memories — shadowing a deep, spiritual San Francisco that fostered his musical vocabulary but has now been stamped out irrevocably; evoking the endless tours, marathon recording sessions, and highs and lows of success he’s experienced in his decade-long career; conjuring romances that were doomed, loves that lingered, and hope for future days of parity and partnership; summoning spirits of people who have gone but permeate his mind forever. That’s the world of Promenade Blue — one that is vivid and magnetic, buoyed by both light and density due to Nick’s newfound collaboration with producer Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Devendra Banhart). It’s not Gatsby’s New York in the 1920s, it’s Waterhouse’s California in the 2020s. Nick makes that crystal clear throughout the record but particularly on “Santa Ana (1986),” where he wryly sings, “Not from New York / And I never was / I’m from California.” With that, he answers all questions about place and setting…but as anyone who’s ever listened to a Waterhouse record knows: time, though clearly pegged to the dawn of this new decade, is a more malleable concept. Where he is is clear. When he is varies.

We can try as hard as we can to make sense of Promenade Blue, but in reality, context isn’t really needed because the music on the album is so damn magnificent. In no uncertain terms, it represents Waterhouse’s finest hour as a writer and bandleader — leveraging the musical partnerships he has built over many years to put something forth that is so fully realized and felt that it sparkles beatifically, reverberating with energy, heart, creativity, and vibe from start to finish. Nowhere is this more evident than on the album’s opening track, “Place Names,” perhaps the most remarkable song in the Waterhouse catalogue.

The tune is a pocket symphony, à la Spector and Wilson, with winding piano lines locking puzzle-like into a whining, weeping string arrangement courtesy of musical blood brother J.B. Flatt. A small cadre of women backing vocalists shout “Never!” and Nick replies “I never cry on cold days / I never mind a trip on the freeway / Because it’s what I know / Never really set for the big change / Learn to let things go / And say blow wind, blow.” The freeways between LA and San Francisco; the memory of spending a teenaged evening in the Vesuvio Café, which looms over the entrance of City Lights Books; the wind ripping through you on a foggy Bay Area morning, cutting into your bones; the pride one takes in his hometown; the distinct life that he has made (or that has made him) — it’s all here in “Place Names” and, honestly, if the album were to end with this one song, Waterhouse would’ve done his service to the 2020s in terms of musical creativity and vitality. Thankfully for listeners, it’s just the beginning.

The album twists and turns from the opening to the close — from swinging, sashaying jazz and blues (“Spanish Look”) to jittering, crystalline doo wop (“Very Blue”) and pure, loose, languid mood music with just a hint of Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian modal magic (“Promène Blue”). Most striking, perhaps, is the use of men’s voices as a backing texture, bringing an unexpected thematic unity to many of the songs. Lower-than-low gospel chants and refrains lend both energy and emotional weight to these pieces, conjuring a whole new mythic world for Nick’s compositions. This is a statement album, one to get lost in and rediscover over and over again.

In the Waterhouse catalogue, “Promenade Blue” represents rebirth and reinvigoration as well as a clarity of purpose that elevates it and may one day set it apart as something resembling a magnum opus. It’s his ‘Gatsby’ and it’s also his way of reintroducing himself to a fanbase that has grown by leaps and bounds over the last couple of years. On this record, he paints a mythic picture of his own life — lost in confusion, grating against time, overheated by false memories, being baptized by nostalgia and a vision of the future that is paradoxically both dark and apocalyptic and sparkling with promise. Sounds a lot like America in the 20s to me. Which 20s though? Which color — green or blue? Which author? Try to figure it out for yourself:

“You were smiling at me / Hanging languidly / On your car door window / Very blue / Very green / The ocean breeze / And shuffling trees / Pacific seas.”

“And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy's dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning——

So, we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Rüfüs Du Sol - Bloom White & Pink Vinyl Edition
Rüfüs Du Sol
Bloom White & Pink Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Sweat It Out)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
LTD Edition 2 x LP Pink & White, half & half vinyl version of Australian trio Rüfüs Du Sol's incredible sophomore album 'Bloom'. Featuring the singles 'You Were Right' and 'Like An Animal!' it's a journey through richly layered synths behind driving beats, atmospheric build ups and killer breakdowns - all married together with Tyrone Lindqvist's soulful vocals. From the heartfelt epic that is 'Innerbloom', to the uplifting melody of 'Say A Prayer For Me', 'Bloom' will have Rüfüs Du Sol fans falling in love all over again.
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