PARLOPHONE TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE 7” SERIES FOR RECORD STORE DAY
PLUS FURTHER VINYL RELEASES
ARTISTS INCLUDE JONSI, BEASTIE BOYS, TINIE TEMPAH, BECK & BAT FOR LASHES, GORILLAZ,
DANGER MOUSE & DANIELE LUPPI
Parlophone (and its imprint label, Regal) follow the success of last year’s Record Store Day with another series of limited vinyl releases showcasing both established and developing artists.
Last year saw The Beatles, Blur, Pet Shop Boys and Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse 7”s become among the most sought after items of the event, with fans queuing for hours outside their local shops.
Each release is strictly limited (maximum 500) and UK-only. They will come in a vintage-style paper Parlophone house bag with a jukebox-sized centre hole. The series is designed to celebrate the artistic talent at Parlophone, to support vinyl culture and to recognise the crucial role of independent record shops within UK music. This year’s event takes place on Saturday April 16th across over 120 independent record shops.
In addition to the 7” series, Parlophone will also be releasing the vinyl LP format for the Gorillaz album ‘The Fall’, a 7” AA single from Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi from the album ‘Rome’ (featuring both Jack White and Norah Jones) and a remix 12” from Jónsi, lead singer of Sigur Rós.
Miles Leonard, President of Parlophone: "Some of the most unique and sought-after records are found in our Indie Stores across the UK. I hope music lovers find the Parlophone collection for Record Store Day equally as exciting and collectable as we do."
Jónsi: "When we get a new record back from the plant it's always the vinyl we want to see first. It's just so much the best format in terms of smell, touch, checking the artwork and, of course, the sound. We love vinyl and we love independent stores; independent coffee shops, independent health food stores, vintage stores and, yes, record stores. Just don't ask me to play any more in-stores…"
Steve Sparrow, lead singer of Morning Parade: “More than ever we're living in a faceless age, where the majority of people are listening to music in the worst possible format. There is a unique experience about entering an independent store and looking through the wealth of music history it contains, and there's nothing like vinyl for sound quality. We've really enjoyed performing instores and we're really excited to be involved this year.”
PARLOPHONE 45 SERIES 2011:
All of the below will be 'dinked' (large centre-hole) 7"s in a custom Parlophone house bag. All are strictly limited and exclusive to Record Store Day.
Artist: Beastie Boys
Title: Make Some Noise
A: Make Some Noise
B: Make Some Noise (Passion Pit Remix)
Other Info: Lead single from forthcoming album ‘Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2’
Artist: Beck & Bat For Lashes
Title: Let's Get Lost
A: Let's Get Lost (Beck & Bat For Lashes)
B: Dark Time (Bat For Lashes – Unreleased Demo)
Other Info: Collaboration originally released on the Twilight soundtrack. B-side is an unreleased demo from 2005.
Artist: Baxter Dury
B: The Sun
Other Info: Previously unreleased first single from the forthcoming Regal album ‘Happy Soup’.
Artist: Morning Parade
Title: On Your Shoulders
A: On Your Shoulders
B: Under The Stars (Wilkinson Remix)
Other Info: Brand new unreleased song and remix of debut single.
Artist: Tinie Tempah
B: Simply Unstoppable
Other Info: Two popular album tracks given unique vinyl release.
OTHER PARLOPHONE RELEASES FOR RECORD STORE DAY:
Title: The Fall
A01. Phoner To Arizona
A02. Revolving Doors
A03. HillBilly Man
A06. Little Pink Plastic Bags
A07. The Joplin Spider
B01. The Parish of Space Dust
B02. The Snake In Dallas
B03. Amarillo – Gorillaz
B04. The Speak It Mountains
B05. Aspen Forest
B06. Bobby In Phoenix (feat. Bobby Womack)
B07. California And The Slipping Of The Sun
B08. Seattle Yodel
Other Info: Limited numbered vinyl
Artist: Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
Title: Two Against One/Black
A: Two Against One (feat. Jack White)
B: Black (feat. Norah Jones)
Other Info: Released through Third Man Records
Title: Go Out EP
A01. Go Do (klive Remix) – Jónsi
A02. Tornado (Fuck Buttons Remix)
B01. Around Us (WLD PTCH Remix)
B02. Go Do (Bogdan Raczynski Remix)
Other Info: 12" Single, 33rpm
Title: Things Change/Jesus (MINKS Remix)
A: Things Change
A: Jesus (MINKS Remix)
Other info: Interlocking Groove AA, 10” vinyl
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle