April 1, 2016

This Month's Vinyl Picks: April 2016
by James

by James Forryan

hmv London; 01/04/2016


"Like the legend of the Phoenix, I've just eaten a whole packet of chocolate HobNobs..." Editor, hmv.com

This Month's Vinyl Picks

The Last Shadow Puppets, The Bluetones and Carole King all feature in our April selection of vinyl records...


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Everything You've Come to Expect

New Release of the Month – The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything You've Come To Expect

Domino Records

The second album from the duo of Miles Kane and Alex Turner – and their first together in eight years - Everything You've Come To Expect is jammed with the towering, string-laden tunes of its predecessor and plenty more besides, but we've picked it as this month's new release because there's a limited edition vinyl available, as well as the regular version, complete with two extra bonus tracks and a special limited edition sleeve. You'll need to be quick for the latter though and we'd advise checking with your local hmv for stock to avoid disappointment...

(You can also find our full preview of the album here...)

Expecting to Fly

Reissue of the Month - The Bluetones: Expecting to Fly

3 Loop Music

For a time in the 1990s, The Bluetones were one of the most popular bands at the time of Britpop scoring a string of hits packed with blue-eyed melodies and jangling Rickenbacker guitars. Although the scored the odd hit later on, most of their best work is right here on their debut album, Expecting to Fly, and on April 8th the album is set to be reissued on vinyl, offering those with fond memories of the Britpop ere a chance to own a slice of the '90s on wax. Featuring the singles 'Slight Return', 'Bluetonic' and 'Cut Some Rug', the album knocked Oasis' (What's The Story) Morning Glory off the top of the charts and it remains one of the most melodic debuts of its era.


One from the Archives – Carole King: Tapestry

Sony Music CMG

With the recent announcement that Carole King is to perform her seminal album Tapestry live and in full for the first time at London's Somerset House on July 3rd, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this bona fide classic and it remains one of our best-selling vinyl records a full 45 years after its release. From its opener 'I Feel The Earth Move' to its closing salvo '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman', this is a record filled with indelible melodies and understated beauty. No wonder it has shifted some 25 million copies...



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