June 1, 2016

This Month's Vinyl Picks: June 2016
by James

by James Forryan

hmv London; 01/06/2016


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This Month's Vinyl Picks: June 2016

Public Service Broadcasting, John Williams and The Stones Roses are among our vinyl highlights for the month of June...


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The Race for Space (Remixes)

New Release of the Month: Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space (Remixes)

Test Card Recordings

Public Service Broadcasting took their unique blend of electronica and archival samples to new heights with their 2015 sophomore album The Race For Space, charting the battle for intergalactic supremacy between the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union through their music, but this month they'll be releasing a new version of the album containing remixes by the likes of Field Music, Copy Paste Soul and Dutch Uncles. The remix album is released on the band's own Test Card Recordings imprint and is available in stores and online from June 17.

Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope

Reissue of the Month: John Williams - Star Wars: Original Soundtrack (Gold Vinyl)

Sony Music CMG

George Lucas' legendary space opera needs no introduction, but the coming months will see John Williams' iconic soundtracks for each of the films in the original trilogy reissued on beautiful gold vinyl and the first of these arrives this month. Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope is available from June 3rd in a limited edition gatefold double LP on gold vinyl, so if you're a collector of all things Star Wars and a vinyl junkie, this will be an essential addition to your collection. There's more to come too: the gold vinyl editions of the soundtracks for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi are due to arrive in August this year.

The Stone Roses

One from the Archives: The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

Silvertone Records

Not that we need any excuse to dig up this classic from The Stone Roses, but with the Mancunians recently releasing their first new song in 21 years last month it seems like as good a time as any to give their eponymous debut album another spin. First released in 1989, the album includes iconic tracks like 'Waterfall', 'She Bangs The Drums' and 'I Am The Resurrection', so if you were a little too young to remember the band's emergence and wondered what all the fuss was about a couple of weeks ago, look no further than this for answers.



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