Creation Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
My Bloody Valentine
Fully remastered version of My Bloody Valentine's 1991 classic, Loveless. Done by the man himself it is, as ever with MBV, difficult to work out where the myth ends and the truth begins. Kevin Shields claimed that listening to these new versions would "definitely" produce a different emotional effect from the originals. Listen through headphones on decent equipment and the subtle changes are apparent. But does 'different' mean its any better than the original?
Originally released in 1993 through A & M and Creation, now Swervedriver’s second album has been reissued through Music on Vinyl on numbered copies. Mezcal Head was lauded over by the music press at the time and is still seen as one of the best shoegaze albums today. Limited edition comes with booklet.
The Boo Radleys are an often overlooked band that managed to really capture the sound of the nineties perfectly. This album, their third, came out two years before their hit which sank them into obscurity, and was NME’s album of the year. It’s mixture of proper indie, psychedelia, jazz and always that big, bright sound that we remember fondly. Double vinyl.
A much needed reissue of Slowdive’s second album, Souvlaki from 1993. Hailed as their best album, it doesn’t take long to see why; the classics are on here and they’re ready to make your eyes glaze over, your shoulders slump and your whole body just sink under the bed covers as their blissed, reverbing hot air balloon of sound gently takes you away. Played early in the morning, in the dark, after some booze for best effects.
CD comes as a 2 disk pack with extra tunes and two remixes.
Slowdive have their debut reissued on wax by Music On Vinyl. When Creation released this in 1991 a sticker on the front read "like a mind altering substance, without the risk". Compare it to Souvlaki and Pygmalion and decide on your favourite. Lets this 180 gram press help you. (The CD version here is on Cherry Red features lots of extra material, Peel sessions, etc).
This is the Oasis album where the songs started getting uncontrollably long and slightly psychedelic; it's also the album one of the Gallagher brothers really hates, though I can't remember which one. In this Normanites opinion it might be their best work, a lush, nicely arranged record of ever-optimistic, wilfully meandering pop music. Sounds like they were trying to be Harrison but ended up on McCartney's wavelength instead. Reissue with a lot of "rare" Oasis trinkets.