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WEWANTSOUNDS Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

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Akiko Yano

WEWANTSOUNDS, they cry! Well now you’ve got them. Happy? Like every third record that has come out in 2018 this album is a reissue of an album that was made in Japan in the 1980s (1981, to be precise). Like all of those reissues, it’s pretty good. Akiko Yano ...view item »

Serge Gainsbourg
Le Pacha

Serge Gainsbourg’s classic score to La Pacha is being reissued for Record Store Day 2018. It was recorded at time when Gainsbourg was the zenith of cool, and shortly before he caused shockwaves with Je T’aime Moi Non Plus recorded with then girlfriend Brigitte Bardot. It features one of Gainsbourg's ...view item »

Don Cherry
Home Boy, Sister Out

Don Cherry set aside his free jazz, post bop and free improvisation characterised by his '70s period to make a record of afro-funk fusion in Paris, 1985; the result was Home Boy, Sister Out. Paris by the mid-80s was in the midst of its cool swing with jazz, funk and new wave all co-mingling with African, Jamaican and La...view item »

Dave Grusin
The Friends Of Eddie Coyle (Music From The Motion Picture)

If you are a big Dave Grusin fan you may well have heard of this album without ever having actually heard it properly presented, as Grusin’s soundtrack to The Friends Of Eddie Coyle has never (never!) been released outside of the film itself. Shame, because this is a high quality slice of cinemati...view item »
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Hiroshi Sato

This is a welcome reissue of Hiroshi Sato’s Orient, a record whose first edition was released in 1979 and still fetches three-figure prices on Discogs. This is its first vinyl pressing outside of Japan. Sato & pals are producing some dangerously funky, feel-good J-synthpop here. White noise faded gently to evo...view item »

Feeling Good

A compilation of damn fine rare funk and soul, all connected by the hand of legendary producer Bob Shad. Feeling Good includes happy-vibes material from acts including Alice Clark, Barry Miles and Blue Mitchell, all covered in Shad’s colourful pro...view item »
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Everyone knows a little bit about the sound of Bossanova music, but this compilation is so well informed about the genre that it comes with an essay of track-by-track analysis by Jacques Denis. The focus of Bossanova is the early days of the 50’s and 60&rsq...view item »