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Paul McCartney’s McCartney

On April 18, 2020 one of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney’s McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.

Originally released in April 1970, one month before The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, McCartney saw Paul getting back to basics. Writing every song and playing every instrument (with backing vocals from Linda McCartney), the eponymous album represented a creative rebirth, bursting with new ideas, experiments, playfulness and freedom. Sonically, McCartney’s bare-bones home recording aesthetic imbued the album with an authentic lo-fi spirit, a much sought after sound that continues to retain a contemporary edge 50 years on.

In contrast to the professional difficulties that came with the demise of the world’s most iconic band, Paul was personally enjoying the contentment of family life as a newly married father. In a Q&A released at the time, Paul described the theme and feel of the album as, “Home, family, love.” This is obvious from the opening notes of Lovely Linda throughout the album, with tracks like Every Night and Man We Was Lonely musing on how much Paul’s life had improved—and nowhere more poignantly than on the tour de force Maybe I’m Amazed. Paul’s timeless tribute to Linda would be recognized as one of contemporary music’s great love songs, and remains a staple of Paul’s live set to this day, never failing to inspire tears of joy with its refrain of “Maybe I’m a man in the middle of something that he doesn’t really understand. Maybe I’m a man. Maybe you’re the only woman who can ever help me. Baby won’t you help me understand”.

Linda’s presence is also felt in the album’s iconic artwork: the front cover’s bowl of cherries photographed by her on holiday in Antigua, and the back cover’s portrait of Paul with daughter Mary as a baby, photographed on the family’s farm in Scotland where some of the album was also written.

50 years and counting, McCartney offers an incredible insight into the mind of one of the world’s greatest ever songwriters. The homespun spirit of the album and Paul’s taste for experimentation capture a unique moment in time: The very first steps of an unparalleled solo career that has seen Paul McCartney release decades worth of critically acclaimed commercial blockbuster albums including RAM, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, Flowers in the Dirt, Flaming Pie, Memory Almost Full, NEW and most recently 2018’s #1-charting Egypt Station.

The 50th anniversary Record Store Day limited edition of McCartney was pressed from a master cut by Miles Showell at half speed using the original 1970 master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. It was made as a vinyl specific transfer in high resolution and without digital peak limiting for the best possible reproduction.

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Best Flooring Options For Your Home And How To Choose The Perfect One

Perhaps the hardest and most painstaking challenge when decorating your home is the task of choosing the right flooring, and it can seem like a daunting task. To do so, you have to combine your taste with careful thinking about the aspect of practicality during the process. It is one of the main parts of your house, it is a place where you walk, sit, and stand, where your loved ones roam around, it is a place where your kids play, and it is a place where you watch your kids grow up. Thus it deserves all the extra attention and effort that it requires.

Choosing the right floor for your house is more than just the perfect aesthetics, there are several other factors that should influence your decision, including durability, required maintenance, and the potential value it can add to your house in case you decide to sell it. Flooring is not something you change every day, and when you are choosing the right flooring for your house, you should ideally be looking for something that will last you a lifetime. Fortunately, there are more flooring options available than ever. Let’s have a look at some of them along with their pros and cons so that it gets easier for you to choose.

Flooring options

Carpet

Carpet flooring offers warmth and softness that is unmatched by other types of flooring. It is also available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures, making it perhaps the most versatile style option of flooring. Due to new innovations in carpet flooring like the synthetic fiber carpets, the age-old problem of stains has also been solved as these modern carpets are resistant to them. The natural alternative with the desired resilience, durability, and comfort is the wool carpet.

Carpet flooring has many advantages. Firstly, no other option can beat the range of style, color, and pattern options that carpets offer. These options are virtually endless. Secondly, they have the ability to absorb sound and act as sound insulators. Thirdly, they are relatively easier to replace. Fourthly, they also insulate your feet from the concrete.

There are a few disadvantages related to carpet flooring too. Firstly, unlike other surfaces, carpets are stained more easily, and spills are harder to clean. Secondly, unless vacuumed regularly, they can store dust and allergen. Thirdly, they are prone to water and moisture damage.

Vinyl

Vinyl is a flooring material that has commercial applications and is usually seen in commercial places. It is preferred for commercial applications because it has the properties of being cleaned with ease, it is low-maintenance, and it is economical. It also offers a wide array of color choices and patterns. Many vinyl choices offer durability and texture choices by incorporating technology. Karndean is a luxury vinyl flooring brand and is an example of good quality vinyl flooring. Karndean is an excellent alternative to wood flooring as it can have the same look being made with a textured surface, and the expense of installing a Karndean floor is much smaller than that of installing a wooden floor.

Vinyl flooring offers many advantages. Firstly and most importantly it is affordable and offers excellent value for money. Secondly, its maintenance is easy and thus saves money, time, and effort. Thirdly, it can be laid in a seamless manner determined by the size and layout of the room.

There are a few disadvantages, too, that come along with vinyl flooring. Firstly, if you are an eco-friendly customer, the bad news for you is that vinyl flooring is not exactly as eco-friendly as you might want it to be when compared with other choices as it is not made from sustainable materials. Secondly, it is very easy for vinyl flooring to get tears and cuts when heavy objects are dragged on the floor. Thirdly, the heat tolerance of vinyl flooring is low, and it can get burnt.

Wood

Arguably the most beautiful, aesthetically pleasing, and desirable flooring option amongst them all is wood, as it has been for hundreds of years. It has stood the test of time because of its durability, character, and insulation. It is also a very versatile option as there are a plethora of options to choose from – Teak, Oak, Hickory, Maple, Jatoba, American Chestnut, and the list goes on. Within this category of flooring, you can choose between engineered wood and solid wood.

Wood flooring has numerous advantages which have made it an age-old preference for home flooring. Firstly, it is very durable and lasts a long time, given it is properly maintained. Secondly, it has the quality of being renewable. Thirdly, when you take into perspective its renewability, it becomes an economical choice in the long run. Fourthly, it offers diverse style choices.

Opting for wood can also have a few disadvantages. Firstly, wood flooring can develop creaks and squeaks over time. Secondly, liquid and moisture can cause damage to wood flooring. Thirdly, certain types of wood can be prone to damage by the sun.

Tile

Tile flooring is durable, lasts a long time, compatible with in-floor radiating systems, and practically offers an endless range of style and design options. Tile flooring comes with many advantages. Firstly, the choices you have for styles, colors, and textures are infinite. Secondly, it is a very long-lasting and durable option. Thirdly, it is very easy to maintain. Fourthly, it is cost-effective in the long run.

Along with the advantages, tile flooring also has its disadvantages. Firstly, it has less cushion and can break items dropped on it. Secondly, it can be a cold surface to stand on in the winter. Thirdly, glossy and smooth finishes in tile flooring can cause it to be slippery, especially when it is wet and thus can present a hazard.

What should you consider?

In order to choose the perfect flooring for your house, you need to take a few things into consideration. Firstly you need to determine whether the flooring will be in a high moisture area or not, and choose the material accordingly. Secondly, if the floor is to be used by children and pets, more durable material is needed. Thirdly, you need to determine your budget and choose accordingly. Fourthly, you need to take into account the maintenance you can provide and then choose a high or low maintenance floor accordingly.

Conclusion

Flooring is a very important part of your house so you need to put extra thought into what you’re choosing. Luckily for you, with so many options available, you’re bound to find something you like!

What flooring do you have at your house and why? Let us know in the comments below!

Gretel and Hansel: Soundtrack Release

On behalf of Orion Pictures, we are thrilled to announce Waxwork Records has launched

GRETEL & HANSEL Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by ROB. 

Inspired by the twisted tale, the Paris-based composer created “a haunting and hypnotic electronic” sound for the soundtrack released as a deluxe vinyl featuring the complete film music by ROB (Maniac, Revenge, Horns), 180 gram colored vinyl, new artwork by Sara Deck, old-style tip-on gatefold jackets with satin coating, and heavyweight printed inner sleeves. The soundtrack is also available on streaming platforms Apple Music Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify Spotify. Enjoy your listen and catch GRETEL & HANSEL starring Sophia Lillis in theaters this weekend!

Now Playing in Theaters Everywhere! A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl (Sophia Lillis, IT Chapter 2) leads her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

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Liam Payne – LP1

Today, Liam Payne has released his highly anticipated debut album LP1, listen HERE.
 
Available now in CD, vinyl and digital formats, the record features all of Liam’s global smash hit singles, as well as new original unheard material.
 
Hit singles featured on the album include Liam’s debut “Strip That Down” featuring Quavo, which has sold a huge 11.5 million copies worldwide and has been streamed over 1.8 billion times, and most recent singles “Stack It Up” featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie and “All I Want (For Christmas)” – his first ever solo festive track. The video for new single “Live Forever” will be released later today.
 
Other previous singles included are “Bedroom Floor”, “Get Low”, “Familiar” with J Balvin, which reached over 110 million streams on Spotify alone, and “For You”, his duet with Rita Ora which was featured on the Fifty Shades Freed official soundtrack.
 
Recorded in a variety of locations across the globe including London, New York and LA, the album has Liam’s signature urban pop sound throughout plus some more stripped back tracks. The record sees him collaborating with a host of A-list producers and writers including Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder, Zedd, Jonas Blue, Steve Mac, Joe London, and The Monsters and the Strangerz.
 
Platinum-selling Liam has sold more than 18 million singles in just two years as a solo artist since One Direction. He has been streamed a total of 3.7 billion times.

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The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Edition]

Aftermath/Interscope Records will release a triple-length edition of Eminem’s groundbreaking, Grammy Award-winning album The Slim Shady LP on vinyl, and a two-disc edition on CD. Pre-orders for The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Edition] are available now.

Pre-order The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Editions] by Eminem on vinyl & CD HERE

Comprised of 30 tracks, the three-LP/two-CD editions of The Slim Shady LP feature 10 bonus tracks, including rarities, a cappella versions, freestyles, and instrumentals. Earlier this year, Eminem celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Slim Shady LP with a digital release of the expanded edition, marking the digital-download and streaming debut of many of the album’s bonus tracks.

Arriving on February 23, 1999, The Slim Shady LP debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and later won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Eminem’s four-times-platinum major-label debut includes the double-platinum single “My Name Is” (winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance). In addition, the album features such iconic tracks as “Guilty Conscience” and “’97 Bonnie & Clyde.

Track listing for The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Editions]:

  1. Public Service Announcement
  2. My Name Is
  3. Guilty Conscience 
  4. Brain Damage 
  5. Paul
  6. If I Had
  7. ’97 Bonnie & Clyde
  8. B****
  9. Role Model
  10. Lounge
  11. My Fault
  12. Ken Kaniff
  13. Cum On Everybody
  14. Rock Bottom
  15. Just Don’t Give A F***
  16. Soap
  17. As The World Turns
  18. I’m Shady
  19. Bad Meets Evil
  20. Still Don’t Give A F***

BONUS TRACKS:

  1. Hazardous Youth (A Cappella Version)
  2. Get You Mad 
  3. Greg (A Cappella Version)
  4. Bad Guys Always Die (From The Wild Wild West Soundtrack)
  5. Guilty Conscience (Radio Version)
  6. Guilty Conscience (Instrumental)
  7. Guilty Conscience (A Cappella, Edited)
  8. My Name Is (Instrumental)
  9. Just Don’t Give A F*** (A Cappella)
  10. Just Don’t Give A F*** (Instrumental)

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Of Monsters and Men announce new album Fever Dream

On May 7th, 2019 multiplatinum Icelandic quintet Of Monsters and Men announced their new album FEVER DREAM to be released on July 26th.

Pre-order FEVER DREAM here and check out albums first single “Alligator” here.

Additionally, the band announced the album with a series of limited edition vinyl available on their online store. Fans can purchase the first edition at www.ofmonstersandmenofficialmerch.com

Released just last week, “Alligator” has turned heads with NME praising it as having a “bombastic and driving sound” and Line of Best Fit calling it “undeniably catchy.” In addition “Alligator” was the #1 greatest gainer in Alternative and #1 most added in Triple A Radio receiving strong support from those who have been waiting for the band’s return.

On “Alligator” co-vocalist Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdóttir has taken center stage on the song not only as the lead vocalist but also wrote the track as well. On the empowering anthem and what is coming next for the band, they noted, “We are so excited about Alligator, the first release from our upcoming album. The song very much speaks to the excitement and energy that we feel about being back. We can’t wait to share more music and see everyone again.”
FEVER DREAM was co-produced by Rich Costey (MUSE, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches) and is the band’s third studio album.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN went from the talk of Iceland to the top of the global conversation on their 2011 debut, My Head Is An Animal. Not only did the record go platinum, but it also produced an international smash in the form of “Little Talks. The breakthrough single earned a quintuple-platinum certification from the RIAA, made history as “the first song by an Icelandic band to cross 1 billion streams on Spotify, and landed the band performance on Saturday Night Live. The group appeared on official soundtracks for franchises such asThe Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, and Beat Bugs, to name a few. In addition to performing at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Firefly, and beyond, they supported Florence + the Machine on a high-profile arena tour. In the midst of this rapid rise, 2015’s Beneath The Skin bowed in the Top 3 of the Billboard Top 200 and the band starred in an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones in the same year.

Finally, in celebration of the new music, the band has confirmed the television debut performance of “Alligator” on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on (NBC) on May 15th.

CHEMICAL BROTHERS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “GOT TO KEEP ON”

The Chemical Brothers have released a stunning video for their euphoric new single, Got To Keep On, directed by genius auteurs Michel and Olivier Gondry. For the video, Michel and Olivier Gondry put a group of loose-limbed dancers into a darkened studio, turned up the music and created an ultra-trippy, surrealist version of Soul Train. Michel Gondry previously directed envelope pushing videos for The Chemical Brothers’ singles Let Forever Be Star Guitar and Go. View the video HERE.

The third track taken from The Chemical Brothers’ forthcoming album No Geography, which will be released on April 12 by Astralwerks, is an irresistible liquid disco number that’s sat at the heart of The Chemical Brothers’ globe-spanning, mind-bending live shows for the past year. Rolling Stone praised the song, calling it an ecstatic throwback.

The album pre-order is underway now at https://TheChemicalBrothers.lnk.to/NoGeography. Fans who pre-order No Geography in digital format will instantly receive Got To Keep On plus the previously released tracks MAH and Free Yourself. No Geography will also be available on vinyl. A limited edition 12 vinyl of Free Yourself MAH vinyl is now available for pre-order at the Astralwerks store.

The British duo will take their deeply psychedelic live show across the globe in a series of arena shows and festival headlines following the album’s release. In North America, they will headline the Corona Capital Guadalajara Festival on May 11 and play a sold-out May 12 concert at Pepsi Center WTC in Mexico City. Limited tickets remain for the two Los Angeles dates May 15 at Shrine Expo Hall and May 16 at the Greek Theatre and their May 17 show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The Black Madonna will join as special guest for the U.S. shows. See below for full itinerary and tickets, including international dates.

No Geography is The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album. It follows their GRAMMY nominated 2015 album, Born In the Echoes, which Pitchfork praised as some of the best pure pop songs Rowlands and Simons have ever made. The Chemical Brothers have sold more than 12 million albums and six million singles worldwide. They have had six No. 1 albums in the U.K. and were the first electronic act ever to receive a GRAMMY winning in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category for Block Rockin Beats the first of their four GRAMMY wins.

Jeremih “Late Nights: The Album” On Vinyl

Today Urban Legends/UMe and Def Jam Recordings have released Jeremih’s 2015 album Late Nights: The Album on 2LP standard black vinyl. There is also a limited edition, exclusive translucent blue vinyl only available through Urban Legends. Both can be purchased at: https://UrbanLegends.lnk.to/JeremihLateNights.

Originally released in December of 2015, Late Nights established Jeremih as one of contemporary R&B’s greatest. The album features guest appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, Migos, Juicy J, YG, Twista, Future, Big Sean, J. Cole, and Feather.

“I was traveling, up late nights, recording all the time,” he told XXL before the album release. “It just felt like every record was catering to… I imagined if it was a big bed in the club, everybody would be in one big ass orgy off of all the songs.”

Producers including London on da Track, The Mekanics, Soundz, DJ Mustard, Needlz, Vinylz and Frank Dukes contributed to the now Platinum certified album which includes the singles “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” “Planez” featuring J. Cole, and “Oui.”

Disc 1

Side A

1 “Planez” feat. J. Cole

2 “Pass Dat”

3 “Impatient” feat. Ty Dolla $ign

4 “oui”

Side B

1 “Drank”

2 “Giv No Fucks” feat. Migos

3 “Feel Like Phil”

4 “Royalty” feat. Future & Big Sean

Disc 2

Side C

1 “I Did” feat. Feather

2 “Actin’ Up”

3 “Remember Me”

4 “Don’t Tell ‘Em” feat. YG

Side D

1 “Woosah” feat. Juicy J & Twista

2 “Worthy” feat. Jhene Aiko

3 “Paradise”

Standard black vinyl and limited edition translucent blue color vinyl.

Hyper-Rare Pink Floyd Vinyl Sells For Nearly $14,000

Discogs confirms the Most Expensive Item Sold for August 2018 is a 2xLP Red Color Variant Japanese Promo of Pink Floyd‘s Ummagumma, which went for $13,953USD. The Ummagumma white label, red vinyl variant promo is ultra-rare amongst Pink Floyd releases, as the red variant was used only for promo while the black color variant was stock. This is contrary to typical releases at the time, where black vinyl was used for both promo and stock. Discogs’ Discography Specialist Brent Greissle adds, “Given that it’s Floyd, I’d assume not many promo copies were made, given the lack of actual effort needed to promote it. I’d also assume that radio stations would have played their copies to death, so good, clean copies would be hyper-rare.”

View The Entire Most Expensive List for August 2018 HERE

Other notable items, Davie Jones With The King Bees‘ 1964 UK 7″ Liza Jane sells for $3,947.00USD and a 1979 US 7″ from Opus entitled The Atrocity / Good Procedures sells for $3,947USD. Discogs users dropped over $67,000USD across 30 releases in August’s Most Expensive Items Sold.

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Certified Classics Releases New Big Pun Picture Disc

CERTIFIED CLASSICS RELEASES NEW PICTURE DISC TODAY IN CELEBRATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIG PUN’S CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

2-LP PICTURE DISC VINYL FEATURING ICONIC ALBUM ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE

CERTIFIED CLASSICS ALONG WITH THE THREAD SHOP & BIG PUN’S ESTATE RELEASED NEW MERCHANDISE WHICH IS AVAILABLE HERE

Sony Music’s Certified Classics, Legacy Recording’s division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, honors the legacy of the late great Bronx emcee Big Pun with the release of a special 20th Anniversary Picture Disc Vinyl edition of Capital Punishment which is available now. Click HERE to purchase.

The 2-LP picture disc vinyl features iconic album artwork (shot by photographer Danny Hastings) from Capital Punishment on each LP side. Capital Punishment, originally released on April 28th, 1998, celebrated its 20th Anniversary earlier this year.
In addition to the picture disc vinyl, Certified Classics, in conjunction with Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop as well as the Big Pun Estateworked hand-in-hand to create a new Big Pun Capital Punishment merch collection as part of the celebration. Click HERE to purchase.
About Certified Classics
Certified Classics is Legacy Recordings’ division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip-Hop and R&B catalog. With artists like The Fugees, Maxwell, Nas, A Tribe Quest, Xscape, Aaliyah and many more, Certified aims to pay homage to the legendary innovators of Hip-Hop and R&B by preserving, curating and reissuing repertoire from the 1980s through the early 2000s.
Launched in 2016, Certified creates opportunities to discuss, revisit, and renew interest in a genre that shaped an entire culture, making the leap from a grassroots form of expression to a mainstream juggernaut with staying power. Certified provides contemporary music fans access to rare and unreleased albums, singles, remixes, photos and video footage from iconic labels that have come through the Sony label system such as Jive, Ruffhouse, J Records, Arista, LaFace, So So Def, Profile, RCA Records, Epic, and Columbiaߞall in an effort to tell stories that help illustrate the impact R&B and Hip-Hop have made on music and the world.