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Collective Soul
Collective Soul (Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition)

Collective Soul come from Stockbridge, Georgia. They formed in 1992 and back then fused sound de jour - grunge with southern rock and soul. Their self-titled album was their second, released in 1995, and was a real unit shifter, going triple platinum. Here we a 25th anniversary available on CD and  its first ever vinyl pressing. Includes the Singles December, The World I Know and Where The River Flows.
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Joni Mitchell
Shine

Shine is Joni Mitchell’s 19th and, to date, last album. It was originally released in 2007. We’re lucky to have had this album out of her as she had announced her retirement from the music business in 2002. It features an updated version of her 1970 hit Big Yellow Taxi and fellow singer / songwriter James Taylor guests, playing guitar on the title track. The opening track 'One Week Last Summer' won a Grammy, too.
  • Vinyl LP (7209019)
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Jonathan Richman
I, Jonathan

Incredibly, this is the first time that Jonathan Richman’s fourth solo album has ever been available on vinyl. Released back in 1992, I, Jonathan saw the influential former Modern Lovers frontman continue his trademark style of simple, stripped-down songs about everyday topics and situations. Culminating in a performance on Conan O’Brien’s chat show the following year, this was the album that finally saw Richman gain something like the kind of profile he had deserved. 
  • Vinyl LP (CR00283)
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R.E.M.
Monster (25th Anniversary Edition)

Originally released in 1994, at a time when the band decided to tour again after a live hiatus but had enjoyed their greatest commercial successes yet, Monster occupies an odd place in R.E.M.’s story. Often described as a “rock” album (ironic quote marks intended) and characterised by a rawer, scruffier guitar sound, this curious album gets a 25th anniversary re-issue courtesy of Craft. LP, 2xCD and 2xLP re-mastered versions are available, but the deluxe box-set version is the eye-catcher, featuring five CDs including demos, live shows and a special 2019 mix, on top of a Blu-Ray disc that includes the Road Movie film, plus music videos for all six of Monster’s singles. 
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Isaac Hayes
Hot Buttered Soul

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David Porter
Victim Of The Joke?...An Opera

It has to be said that cover art is pretty important to how a record is received. Imagine if Marvin Gaye's What's Going On looked like that? David Porter's 1971 solo album should not be underestimated though. He had already had a great career at Stax co-writing hits like Soul Man with Isaac Hayes. Here he infuses his pop soul moves into a concept album in which he adds in dialogue to tell the story of a love affair. It's been sampled all over the place with Wu-Tang Clan and Madlib amongst others finding loops within its grooves. 
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The Miles Davis Quintet
The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions

The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions by The Miles Davis Quintet was released on CD in 2006. It  has never been released on LP before, but this 6 x 180g LP box set has made sure that now it is available, it’s done properly. It features tracks that would make up the albums Miles, Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, Steamin’ and Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants along with some live TV and radio recordings. Miles’ band here was John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. All tied together with extensive liner notes by jazz historian, Bob Blumenthal.
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The Wrens
Silver

Will the Wrens ever make a new record? That is the question many people are still asking. While you wait you could do worse than check out again their debut Silver originally released in 2005. Its blend of shoegaze and indie-rock slowly but surely gave the band a large cult audience who lap up the slithers of music the band have unleashed since. Comes on coke bottle clear vinyl. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (CR00246)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Travis
Live at Glastonbury 1999

Double-LP live album of Travis’ momentous set on the Other Stage at Glastonbury 1999. With their star-making second album The Man Who released only a month before, their televised performance shot them to international recognition. Those who were there remember a gloriously sunny day being serendipitously interrupted by a downpour during ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ 
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Travis
The Man Who (20th Anniversary Edition)

20th anniversary re-issue of The Man Who, the multi-platinum, BRIT Award-winning album that briefly put Travis at the top table of British guitar acts in the aftermath of Britpop. Beyond gutted that noted Travis-fan and post-Britpop theorist Robin no longer works at Norman because his description would have been a lot better than this. 
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John Coltrane
Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings

Craft recordings celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Prestige Records label and the 60th of John Coltrane’s output as leader and co-leader in 1958. A massive 37 tracks represents his huge output from the time, working with such greats as Donald Byrd, Art Taylor, Red Garland, and many other incredible players. Comes with extensive liner notes, photos and an essay.
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R.E.M.
The Best Of R.E.M. At The BBC

You'll have to be a pretty big R.E.M fan to wade through the various sessions and live performances on the big bumper CD box set that accompanies this release. So how about this truncated version on both LP and CD  - a briefer flit through the best bits of the band's performances over the years at 'Auntie' as Wogan used to call it. 
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R.E.M
R.E.M. At The BBC

More audio than you could ever need of R.E.M performing at the BBC. This follows the band from their legendary 1985 performance at Rock City (the first time many UK fans got a proper taste of Stipe & co) all the way through to later live performances, session tracks and most excitingly perhaps, a DVD of all their television performances.    
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Isaac Hayes
Black Moses

On his massive 1971 double, Hayes puts his own stamp on hits by the Jackson 5,  Dionne Warwick and the Carpenters. Its enduring influence led to Ike's Rap II being sampled by both Tricky and Portishead. And as if the messianic and expansive vibes weren’t coming through strongly enough, the uncompromising title was represented by a cruciform fold-out sleeve, replicated in all its glory here.
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Isaac Hayes
Shaft

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Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings

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