The Best of 2019 - New Releases, Archives, Box Sets, Various Artists, Books, Record Store Day

And so that was Christmas, another year done... and if you're looking back wondering what all the fuss is about, here's a little more than 70 reasons why 2019 really wasn't the wasteland that history may remember it as.
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And so that was Christmas, another year done... and if you're looking back wondering what all the fuss is about, here's a little more than 70 reasons why 2019 really wasn't the wasteland that history may remember it as.

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NEW RELEASES

A Year in the Country - The Quietened Journey (A Year in the Country)

Crystal Jacqueline - A Prayer for the Birds (Mega Dodo)

Current 93 - The Light is Leaving Us All (The Spheres)

Hawkwind - All Aboard the Skylark (Cherry Red)

Philip Jeays - Angelina Supercop(Ditton Pye)

Lloyd Cole - Guesswork (Ear Music)

Meadowsilver - Meadowsilver(Miller Sounds)

The Mortlake Bookclub - Requiem For Uriel (Bandcamp)

Alison O’Donnell - Exotic Masks and Sensible Shoes(Floating World)

Prana Crafter - Mind Stream Blessing (Eiderdown Records)

The Specials - Encore (Island)

Wreckless Eric - Transience(Southern Domestic)

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FROM THE ARCHIVE

Danny Adler/De Luxe Blues Band -Live at the Half Moon Putney: Alternates

(Roogalator)

The Bordellos -In the Kingdom of the Broken (Bandcamp)

Art Garfunkel -Breakaway (Dutton Vocalion - SACD)

Peter Hammill with the K Group -The K Box (Madfish)

Ian Lowery Group - King Blank To (30th Anniv Ed) ((Beggars Banquet)

Massive Attack - Mezzanine (EMI/Virgin)

Billy Paul -360 Degrees of Billy Paul/War of the Gods(Vocalion - 2 SACD)

Mick Ronson -Only After Dark: The Complete Mainman Recordings (Cherry Red)

Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed 50th Anniversary (ABKCo)

Sendelica -The Cosmonaut Years Volumes 1-3 (FRG Records)

Sparks - Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins (BMG)

Twinkle -Girl in a Million - The Complete Recordings(RPM - 2CDs)

VARIOUS ARTISTS

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1977 - The Year That Punk Broke (Cherry Red)

All the Young Droogs: 60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks (Cherry Red)

The Bakersfield Sound: Country Music Capital of the West 1940-1974 (Bear Family)

Big Gold Dreams: Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989 (Cherry Red)

Dreams to Fill the Vacuum - Sheffield 1977-1988 (Cherry Red)

Love Is All I Bring (Trojan)

Motown: The Complete Number Ones (Universal)

Soul Jazz Records Presents Fashion Records - Style & Fashion (Soul Jazz)

Sunny Spells (EP)(Fruits de Mer)

Velvet Goldmine soundtrack (MVD Audio),

BOX SETS

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Bay City Rollers -The Singles Collection (7T’s/Cherry Red)

Black Sabbath -The Black Sabbath Collection 1970-1978(Rhino)

David Bowie - Conversation Piece (Rhino)

Bob Dylan - Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Recordings (Legacy)

Jimi Hendrix -Songs for Groovy Children: Fillmore East Concerts (Experience Hendrix)

Henry Cow - Box Redux: The Complete (ReR Megacorp)

King Crimson - Audio Diary 2014-2018 (DGM)

Peter Laughner - Peter Laughner (Smog Veil)

Elvis Presley -Live 1969 (Legacy)

Rod Stewart -The Studio Albums 1975-2001 (Warner Brothers)

The Unthanks - Lines (Cadiz Music)

Frank Zappa - Hot Rats(Zappa/UM)

RECORD STORE DAY

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Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies Live in Houston (Rhino)

The Doors - Live at the Isle of Wight (Rhino)

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks acetate (Legacy)

Gong - Live Au Bataclan 73 (Mantra Records)

Gray - Shades ofGray (Ear Candy)

Hawkwind - The 1999 Party (Rhino)

Pink Floyd - Saucerful of Secrets (mono) (Universal)

Elvis Presley - American Sound 1969 (Legacy)

Pretenders - Singles Collection (Sire)

Lou Reed - The Raven (Sire)

SINGLES

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Audiobooks - Friends in the Bubble Bath remixes (Heavenly)

David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging (Rhino)

Crystal Jacqueline/Honey Pot - I Talk to the Wind (Fruits de Mer)

Sinead O'Brien - A Thing You Call Joy (Chess Club)

Soft Hearted Scientists - Please Read Me (Regal Crabomophone)

BOOKS
Tamsin Darke -I've Got Four Ears To Hear You: 2019 Price Guide to Quadraphonic Rock, Pop, Soul, R&B, Folk and Jazz-Rock on Record and Tape (lulu.com)

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Zoë Howe and Celeste Bell - Day-Glo: The Poly Styrene Story (Omnibus Press)

Tim Mohr - Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Algonquin)

Stephen Prince - Straying from the Pathways: Hidden Histories, Echoes of the Future’s Past and the Unsettled Landscape (ayearinthecountry.co.uk)

Amy Rigby -Girl to City: A Memoir ( (www.girltocity.com)

Jonathan Rosenberg - Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War(WW Norton & Company)

Todd Rundgren -The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams and Dissertations

(Cleopatra Books)

Tricky - Hell is Round the Corner (Blink)

Mary Wilson - Supreme Glamour (Thames & Hudson)

Steve Wright - Good Personality: The Ultimate Guide to Radio Stars (Steve Wright Books)

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