Ride - Original Album Series

Ride have released a 5CD boxset including their 4 studios and the 1994 Japanese compilation ‘Cosmic Carnival’ in card replica sleeves.

Although the tracklisting for each album does not include the additional EP tracks featured on the 2001 remasters, this is the first time ‘Cosmic Carnival’ has been released outside of Japan.

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The Telescopes

Audioscope have released a new album featuring 40 new and exclusive tracks from the likes of Four Tet, Wire, Ride, The Telescopes, Spectrum and Sennen alongside many other artists. The album is available for a minimum donation of £5 to Shelter (though you’re welcome to donate more if you like, of course!) from www.musicforagoodhome.com. You’ll also get an exclusive Beak> track ‘0898’ now, with a link to download the rest of the album. Continue reading

Going Blank Again 20th Anniversary
Talking about ‘Going Blank Again’ as an album that is twenty years old seems unbelievable. In 1992 it was the twentieth anniversary of Ziggy Stardust, Exile on Main Street and Harvest, all brilliant life changing albums but it was music made by dinosaurs. Music during much of the 1980’s had been so, so terrible and the dinosaurs hadn’t changed anything… Continue reading

BBC Four is to host a Creation Records night next Friday (28 October 2011). Alongside ‘Upside Down’ there will also be a ‘Creation at the BBC’ compilation featuring performances from many of the labels acts. There will also be a repeat of the 2009 documentary about Rough Trade.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

21:00 – Upside Down: The Creation Story Profile of the UK’s most inspired and dissolute independent record label, Creation. Repeated at 3am

22:40 – Creation at the BBC With My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Oasis, Ride, Boo Radleys and Teenage Fanclub. Repeated at 2am

00:30 – Do it Yourself: The Story of Rough Trade Documenting the history of Rough Trade, from small record shop to successful record label. (R)

You can view the full schedule for the evening on the BBC website by clicking here.

Ride

Ride’s debut album ‘Nowhere’ is to reissued on December 21st to mark the albums 20th anniversary.

According to Pitchfork the new edition includes a remastered version of the original album’s U.S. edition, as well as the 1991 EP Today Forever and an unreleased 1991 live show. It’ll come packaged as a hardback book, along with a 40-page booklet featuring photos and an essay by critic Jim DeRogatis.

I’m sure you all know the tracklisting for the album and the ‘Today Forever’ EP. The tracklisting for CD2 ‘Live at the Roxy, 1991′ is as follows:

01 Polar Bear
02 Seagull
03 Unfamiliar
04 Dreams Burn Down
05 Like a Daydream
06 Vapour Trail
07 In a Different Place
08 Perfect Time
09 Taste
10 Nowhere
11 Chelsea Girl
12 Drive Blind

Starting during the long hot summer of 1990 and ending in the spring of 1991, this chapter in Creation sees a massive drift in direction with dance explosion of the late 80’s now having a huge effect on the label. In the UK this was also a time of massive change with the Poll Tax Riot which eventually saw Thatcher get the boot, the beginning of the Gulf War and a general feeling of euphoria that the 80’s was over. Tucked away between the dance tracks are also some of the labels most famous singles by the likes of Primal Sceam, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver and Slowdive. Continue reading

Second mix featuring the singles in order of catalogue number, this chapter takes us from 1987 to 1990. This is where we first see the label dip its toes into the mainstream, firstly the House of Love and My Bloody Valentine grace the cover of the music papers in 1988 and then in 1990 Ride and Primal Scream give the label their first chart hits in the UK following the ‘Madchester’ explosion. Continue reading

Ulrich Schnauss - Missing Deadlines

Mark Gardener (Ride), Rachel Goswell and Mojave 3 (Slowdive) all feature on the long-awaited remix album by Ulrich Schnauss.

This is not one of your normal remix albums as he gives each track his own unqiue sound. Those of you who are unfamiliar with his work should definitely check this out. Currently playing keyboards for The Engineers, Ulrich is due to release his forth album later this year following 2007’s ‘Goodbye’ album.

Tracklisting is as follows:
1. Howling Bells – Setting Sun
2. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Ghost in the Graveyard
3. Katharina Franck – Faithful Friend
4. Madrid – Out to Sea
5. Asobi Seksu – Strawberries
6. Dragons – Remembrance
7. Aus – Halo
8. Mahogany – Supervitesse
9. Lunz (Roedelius & Tim Story) – Lunz
10. Rachel Goswell – Coastline
11. High Violets – Chinese Letter
12. Mark Gardener – Story of the Eye
13. I’m Not A Gun – Make Sense and Loose
14. Mojave 3 – Bluebird of Happiness

You can order the album by clicking here.