CDs + Vinyl:
James Arthur – Back From The Edge CD (Sony)
UK X Factor winner James Arthur returns with his second album, one that displays his versatile style taking inspiration from soul, rock and hip-hop.
Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage CD/2xLP (Capitol)
11 panoramic tracks inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme.
Avenged Sevenfold – The Best Of 2005-2013 2xCD (WB)
18 songs from Avenged Sevenfold’s best-selling Warner Bros. albums released between 2005 and 2013 including City Of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare and Hail To The King. The package also features a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”, originally on the tribute album Covered, A Revolution In Sound as well as two original songs that Avenged Sevenfold wrote for video games: “Carry On” (Call Of Duty II) and “Not Ready To Die” (Call Of The Dead).
Matt Bianco (Mark Reilly) Meets New Cool Collective – The Things You Love CD (earMUSIC)
After a series of inspiring meetings Matt Bianco (Mark Reilly) and New Cool Collective noticed that their style of music and work were a perfect match. They sent ideas back and forth between London and Amsterdam, which first resulted in an EP containing five tracks. Four brand new songs and one remake of the well-known Matt Bianco hit “Don’t Blame It On That Girl.” They went on The Things You Love tour shortly after and due to the great success and demand for more music New Cool Collective and Matt Bianco decided to record a complete album. Five new numbers appear on the disc alongside the EP tracks: including “Cry,” the superb combi with Clean Bandit singer Elisabeth Troy, and a Matt Bianco & New Cool Collective makeover of one of NCCs own songs: The result is a swinging version of the song “Bring It On.”
Johnny Bristol – Modern Soul Classics 1974-1981 CD (Playback)
A 19-track retrospective of ‘70s soul from the sensational Motown songwriter/producer.
Kane Brown – Kane Brown CD (Sony Music Nashville)
Debut album from the country music vocalist.
Kate Bush – Before The Dawn 3xCD/4xLP (Concord)
This three-act show contains many well-known Kate Bush songs along with two song suites: “The Ninth Wave” from Hounds Of Love and “A Sky of Honey,” from Aerial. The New York Times called the performance “Dense, cathartic and physical.” NME concluded: “It is no ordinary artist that can tackle life, death, synchronicity, identity, spiritual transformation, empathy and the chaos of relationships with idiosyncratic ease in the space of a few hours,” and the UK’s Independent gushed, “Undoubtedly the most ambitious, and genuinely moving piece of theatrical pop ever seen on a British stage.”