Tag: Cherry Red

Reggae Strings

Reggae Strings: Reggae Strings And Reggae Strings Volume 2 (Doctor Bird)

Reggae label Trojan Records conceived a unique idea: release an album containing the divisive orchestral backing tracks and release them as an Easy Listening records. Thus was born Reggae Strings, a delightful record that stands on its own merits. This new collection offers a second disc that features the original songs, and turning the curiosity into an essential best-of for the first era of the beloved label.

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Mercury Rev: The Secret Migration (Deluxe Edition) (Cherry Red)

In 2005, Mercury Rev released its follow-up to the masterpiece All Is Dream. Unfortunately, The Secret Migration largely went ignored. This new deluxe edition offers a fresh and vital reconsideration of an album much better than the indifference at the time might have led you to believe.

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Song Of The Day: Immaculate Fools, “Below This Sun”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Friday, October 23 is “Below this Sun” by Immaculate Fools, taken from the forthcoming album Stardust And Water.

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Kevin Rowland: My Beauty (Cherry Red)

In 1999, Dexys Midnight Runners frontman Kevin Rowland released My Beauty, his second solo album. Unfortunately, the album was instantly overshadowed by its (un)controversial cover, amongst other problems. Twenty years later, the album finally gets the loving reissue and reevaluation it deserves.

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Tasmin Archer: Sweet Little Truths: The EMI Recordings 1992-1996 (Cherry Pop)

In 1992, British singer/songwriter Tasmin Archer released one of the year’s best albums, Great Expectations. But that album’s superb promise was never realized, as her label dropped the ball on her. Sweet Little Truths offers up her complete recordings for the label, and is easily one of the most essential reissues of 2020.

Anthony Phillips: The Living Room Concert (Esoteric Recordings)

In the mid 1990s, former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips was asked to record an at-home session for broadcast on NPR. The Living Room Concert documents that performance, and serves as a nice curio of an intimate home performance.

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All Is Lost And You Find All Is Dream: A Conversation With Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue.

On September 11th, 2001, Mercury Rev released All Is Dream, an album many consider to be the band’s magnum opus. Late last year, Cherry Red released a superb 4-CD expanded box set documenting the album’s creation and that era of the band. We sat down with the band’s visionary Jonathan Donahue to discuss the creation of the album, the mindset going into the day of its American release, and the album’s legacy.

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Martin Green Presents Super Sonics: 40 Junkyard Britpop Greats (RPM)

The mid-1990s Britpop scene produced a lot of great music, and this lovely compilation–compiled by a mover and shaker in the heart of the all–gives a nice glimpse at some of the lesser-known talents worthy of remembrance.

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Song Of The Day: Jim Bob, “Truce”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Wednesday, August 19th is “Truce” by Jim Bob, taken from the Cherry Red release Pop Up Jim Bob.

Sir Lord Baltimore: Complete Recordings 1970-2006 (HNE Recordings)

Brooklyn heavy metal trio Sir Lord Baltimore concocted a unique sound for its era, and became one of the founding fathers of the budding Heavy Metal genre. This three-disc collection rounds up their entire output in one handy collection that makes a case for their importance.