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Using a one-step lacquer process to offer increased “musical detail, clarity, and dynamics.” Yusef Lateef’s 1961 album Eastern Sounds is being reissued on vinyl, as part of Craft Recordings’ ‘Small Batch’ series this April. Recorded during 1961 at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the album features Lateef on tenor saxophone/oboe/flute/xun, Barry Harris on […]

Capturing her earliest BBC Radio sessions, music from her first TV performance, cover versions, and more. A collection of Amy Winehouse’s BBC performances, called Amy Winehouse At The BBC, is being released in a new expanded edition, via UMC/Island this May. The 3xLP box set include Jools Holland’s ‘A Tribute to Amy Winehouse’ — which features a selection […]

The UK’s top 40 fastest-selling albums of the century has been announced by Official Charts. Measured by vinyl sales during the first week of release, the number one record is Arctic Monkeys’ 2018 album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, which sold 24,500 records in its first week. The Sheffield band’s recent live album — Live at the Royal Albert Hall — […]

Sales surge as music fans indulge in classic LPs during coronavirus lockdown Record labels are on track to make more money this year from the sale of vinyl records than the once-mighty CD for the first time since the 1980s, as pandemic music buying habits accelerate the revival of the classic LP. UK record labels enjoyed a […]

Plus jazz and disco gems and rarities. A new compilation of Korean funk, soul, and rare groove tracks, called Funky Coup: Korean Soul, Funk & Rare Groove Nuggets 1973-1980, Vol. 1, is being released via Beat Ball Music this April. The compilation aims to shine a spotlight on both the hits and lesser-known tracks that took […]

Featuring Skepta, Sampa The Great, Lava La Rue, Danny Brown and more. Tony Allen’s final studio album, called There Is No End, is being released this April. For There Is No End, Allen set out to give a voice to younger artists, especially rappers, amidst a backdrop of global unrest. As he explained, “I want to […]

A multi-sensory exploration of light and sound. The Vinyl Factory and Fact, in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Contemporary, present a new Ryoji Ikeda exhibition in 180 Studios, 180 The Strand opening this May. The largest exhibition of the artist’s work ever staged, including numerous world premieres, RYOJI IKEDA invites viewers to immerse themselves in Ikeda’s dynamic digital […]

Daft Punk, the Parisian duo responsible for some of the most popular dance and pop songs ever made, have split. They broke the news with an 8-minute video titled “Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 film Electroma. Asked if Daft Punk were no more, their longtime publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the news to Pitchfork but gave no […]

With an accompanying book featuring archival photos, tour itineraries,and a history of the album. Fleetwood Mac’s first live album is being reissued in a new edition, via Rhino this April. The majority of the tracks on the original album were recorded live between 1979 and 1980, however the new edition captures performances from their 1979-80 […]

Featuring covers of early film music, and a ballad dedicated to his daughter. Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi’s final studio recordings are being released in a new album, Hanamichi, via Red Hook Records this April. Kikuchi was born during 1939, and is best known for his jazz and improvisational techniques, as well as his work with […]

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