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Leon Bridges

Gold-Diggers Sound

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Single disc in standard Jewel Box, w/ 24 page insert booklet

Gold-Diggers Sound is the new album from Leon Bridges. This R&B collection is birthed from extended late nights at the Los Angeles, California studio of the same name. The album celebrates Leon’s immersive experience of creating music in the same East Hollywood room where he lived, worked and drank over the course of two years. The soulful collaboration between Leon as an artist and the space itself was so encompassing that he chose to name the album after the soon-to-be legendary complex.

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Nearly five decades since his debut LP, the songs on Jackson Browne’s new album Downhill From Everywhere sustain the soulful intimacy of his first release, combined with a power and wisdom gained from a life pursuing positive change.

Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere
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Erika de Casier


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Sensational expands the universe of de Casier's 2019 self-released debut album Essentials. Where Essentials dealt more with the infatuation stages of love, Sensational has more of an attitude, aiming to dismantle the stereotype of single women looking for love, tackling relationship dramas and the toxicity of dating. It was a chance to rewrite scenarios in ways that empowered her, fantasizing about what could've been. Sensational was co-produced by de Casier and is a breath of fresh air to anyone with a passion for music in all its genres, as much influenced by Aaliyah and Janet Jackson as house, garage and techno. With hushed, pillow-soft vocals and production that references turn-of-the-millenium sounds, de Casier's sound surveys the past while looking to the future.

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Rodney Crowell

Triage [Indie Exclusive Low Price CD]


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'Triage' offers a rare look inside of the songwriter. This album finds Rodney Crowell introspectively looking for answers and for healing, resulting in what he has called his most personal record yet.

This new collection of songs was written during the great political, environmental and economic upheaval that has marked recent years. The noise of that chaos encouraged Crowell to look inward for solace and answers. The result is this series of songs that contend with these themes, but approaches them from a place of healing, love and solution. That they are being released while we find ourselves walking through a global pandemic, is a gift of perfect timing.

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"Coming July 23: Spiral, the long awaited return of DARKSIDE. In the summer of 2018, DARKSIDE's Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar rented a small house on Lenni-Lenape territory, present-day Flemington NJ, where the group spent a week, making a song a day. While it would take another year and a half to complete their second album, six songs from the band's new record Spiral were written and recorded during this initial session. ""From the beginning, DARKSIDE has been our jam band. Something we did on days off. When we reconvened, it was because we really couldn't wait to jam together again,' says Jaar. Harrington echoes this, 'It felt like it was time again,' he said. ""We do things in this band that we would never do on our own. DARKSIDE is the third being in the room that just kind of occurs when we make music together.""

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The defining blues voice of his generation releases the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to his Grammy-nominated debut, 2019's Kingfish. 662 (the area code of his Clarksdale stomping grounds) is a powerful and personal album, a fiery coming-of-age record. The lyrics reflect Ingram's newfound maturity and how your roots inspire where you're heading. Musically, the record delivers a heaping helping of the deep, visceral Ingram guitar magic his fans love, fueling a combustible mix of molten blues rock, down home shuffles and soulful grooves.
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - 662
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2021 release. Wary + Strange marks the collision of two vastly different worlds: the iconoclastic alt-rock that first sparked her musical passion, and the roots music scene where she's found breakout success in recent years. Produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Amos Lee) and featuring musicians like Blake Mills, this album arrives as an immersive body of work, redefining the limits of roots music in it's inventive rhythms and textures.
Amythyst Kiah - Wary + Strange
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The name Yngwie Malmsteen has always stood for uncompromising excellence. In a career that now spans more than 40 years he has proven himself to be one of the greats. You can try to categorize him in any way you want, but the manner in which Malmsteen has continually developed his craft allows him to transcend any definition you attempt to impose. With a catalog of 21 solo studio albums, Malmsteen's artistry has always incorporated a healthy dose of virtuosity, but his talent goes well beyond a comprehensive control of the guitar. The man is a fine composer and, on recent releases, has also showcased a strong vocal presence. One aspect of his approach has always shone through, and that is an abidingly deep respect for the music he plays. Malmsteen has constantly done whatever it takes to bring out all of the colors, shades and hues embedded in each of his songs. This has never been more focused and informed than on his startling new album `Parabellum', available July 23rd through Music Theories Recordings.

"I always try to push myself on every album I do," offers Malmsteen. "But what has helped this time is that I wasn't able to tour because of the pandemic. It meant I could take much longer in the studio, both to write and record. I haven't had the luxury of spending a lot of time working on new music for more than 20 years so to suddenly have no pressure at all on that front benefited my creative process greatly." This time around, there are a lot of progressive rock moments on `Parabellum', which helps to take the music into new territory. "I love Emerson, Lake & Palmer," adds Malmsteen. "I had all their albums when I was growing up. I am still a huge fan of Keith Emerson. There are times on this record when you can definitely hear progressive influences."

`Parabellum' is the best example yet of Malmsteen's creative spark lighting a raging fire that is surely set to burn brightly for many years to come. Yet, despite the care and attention to detail which has gone into every aspect of the album, what truly makes it remarkable is the undoubted joy radiating through each of the songs here. "The bottom line for me is that the passion I feel for the music I make has to be obvious. I am the sort of person who lives in the moment. I wanted this album to have a joyous, spontaneous atmosphere, and I believe that's what we've created". This new album is a throwback in the best possible sense to a time when albums were to be treasured and cherished. It has depth, imagination and authority. "I hope people will put on this record at the start and listen right through to the end, from start to finish. I view this album as having a natural flow, and I want fans to experience the delight I had in making it."


  • Over 1 million albums sold.
  • Amongst the Top 10 Electric Guitarists of all time by TIME Magazine.
  • Released 21 solo studio albums in a career spanning 40+ years.
  • Over 1.3 million followers on social media.
  • 42 million+ streams on Spotify, with 383.5K monthly listeners.


Yngwie Malmsteen - Parabellum [Limited Edition Deluxe]
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Silver Talon

Decadence And Decay

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Silver Talon faced the challenges of 2020 by staying focused and productive. Their efforts culminated in the recording of Decadence and Decay. Lead single, "Deceiver, I Am," was released in December 2020, and showcased the evolution of the group's creative vision and dark power metal sound. All three guitarists are utilized to show off arrangements that are deeper and more three-dimensional than their previous work, integrating influences from classic acts such as King Diamond, Judas Priest, and Alice in Chains to underpin lyrical content that mixes a fascination with occult topics and demonology with a dystopian cyberpunk aesthetic. Produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, Exmortus, Machine Head) and Gabe Johnston (Idle Hands), the album features a guest appearance from guitarist Andy La Rocque (King Diamond, Death) on "Resistance 2029." Cover artwork by noted fantasy artist Gerald Brom (Doom, Diablo, Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft).
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Various Artists

Bills & Aches & Blues

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In 2020, 4AD turned 40. Never one to be on time for a party, the label is commemorating that landmark this year with the release of Bills & Aches & Blues. The compilation features 18 of its current artists covering a song of their choosing from 4AD's past: a creative experiment rooted in the spirit of collaboration and a snapshot of 4AD, 41 years after its inception.

Various Artists - Bills & Aches & Blues
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2021 release from the veteran singer, songwriter, and folk rocker. Includes musical assistance from Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen, Sarah Jarosz and his son James Raymond. Cover art by Joan Baez.
David Crosby - For Free
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9th & Walnut

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Formed in L.A.’s South Bay in 1978, DESCENDENTS began as a power trio featuring bassist Tony Lombardo, drummer Bill Stevenson, and guitarist Frank Navetta (d. 2008). The band recruited vocalist Milo Aukerman in 1980 and began establishing themselves as major players in the Southern California Punk movement. Over the years, the band has sustained a potent chemistry and shared vision, further cementing them as punk legends.

In 2002, the original four-piece lineup — Frank Navetta, Tony Lombardo, Bill Stevenson, and Milo Aukerman — got back into the studio to finally record their first-ever songs. The songs were written by the band from 1977 through 1980, before recording the Fat EP (1981) and the Milo Goes to College LP (1982). Put simply, this is the DESCENDENTS’ earliest material, representing a “lost” pre-MGTC album. Most of these songs have not been heard—until now.

Every element of DESCENDENTS’ genre-creating sound is here: Stevenson’s hyper-caffeinated surf-beats, Lombardo’s intrepid bass, Navetta’s crunching attack, Aukerman’s impassioned, infinitely relatable singing—and all those great melodies and harmonies.

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Dream Theater, the two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling legends of progressive music, are pleased to announce the Lost Not Forgotten Archives. This fresh collaboration between the band and record label InsideOutMusic will see the virtuosic quintet's long-standing Ytsejam Records catalogue reissued, alongside some brand-new additions to this special collector's series. Ytsejam Records previously played host to Dream Theater's official bootleg release collection comprising of live shows, demos & studio outtakes from throughout the band's prolific career. As part of Lost Not Forgotten Archives, the entirety of the collection will be reissued on CD, as well as for the very first time on vinyl, with brand new artwork and packaging.
Dream Theater - Lost Not Forgotten Archives: A Dramatic Tour of Events - Select Board Mixes [2CD]
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Two CDs. Archive release. This is the first official release from pianist Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell captured live in Hilversum and Amsterdam in 1969. The Hilversum recordings feature Evans' only version of Duke Ellington's "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" known to exist, plus two rare tracks of the trio backed by The Metropole Orchestra. Remastered from the original tape reels, this edition includes an extensive booklet with never-before-published photos, essays and new interviews.
Bill Evans - Behind The Dikes - The 1969 Netherlands Recordings [2 CD]
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Paul McCartney

McCartney III Imagined

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Hailed upon its release last year as "vital and comfortable taking new chances” (Rolling Stone) and “cheery, resilient, forever looking forward” (The New Yorker), Paul McCartney’s McCartney III, which topped album charts across the world, is now literally moving into the future in the form of McCartney III Imagined.  Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation of an album Rolling Stone accurately tagged “an inspiration to us all”—one that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved McCartney III while standing on its own as brilliant and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography.

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition. Conor Oberst's critically acclaimed 2016 solo album, Ruminations featuring five bonus tracks that were recorded during the Ruminations sessions; while full band versions of them were released on the 2017 companion album Salutations, these solo acoustic recordings are released for the first time. Ruminations was recorded in the winter of 2016, when Oberst found himself hibernating in his hometown of Omaha after living in New York City for more than a decade. He emerged with the unexpectedly raw, unadorned album, which NPR called one of his "most personal records... a collection of brave, dark songs... unmistakably moving and contain[ing] some of Oberst's best lyrics and imagery." The UK's Sunday Times further said it was his "rawest album yet... Political and very, very personal," calling Oberst "one of the best songwriters around."
Conor Oberst - Ruminations: Expanded Edition
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This newest CD of Zorn compositions performed by the remarkable all-star guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley is inspired by the ancient tradition of story telling as spiritual lesson. Drawing upon Sufic, Hebrew and secular traditions, Parables is a unique collection of compositional miniatures blending folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, world music and more. Featuring seductive moods, driving rhythms and thought provoking twists and turns, this is a charming and adventurous pro-gram of music performed by three of the most distinctive guitarists around.
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When asked to describe the circumstances that influenced her beautifully fraught new work, Berlin-based musician Annika Henderson - better known simply as Anika - quickly articulates a set of feelings and unpredictable circumstances that are familiar to anyone who tried to make art - or simply tried to live through - the recent global pandemic. “It’s a moment caught in time,” she says of Change, her much-anticipated new record. Given that it has been 11 years since the release of her last solo album, 2010 cult-favorite Anika, the artist suddenly found herself with a lot to say. “This album had been planned for a little while and the circumstances of its inception were quite different to what had been expected. This colored the album quite significantly. The lyrics were all written there on the spot. It’s a vomit of emotions, anxieties, empowerment, and of thoughts like—How can this go on? How can we go on?”


Recorded at a time when literally everyone in the world was being forced to take stock, rethink, and reimagine their own place in the cosmos of things, Anika provides the wisened perspective of an outsider. It’s a perspective that is not lost on the British ex-pat and former political journalist. “‘Sand Witches’ is about England. My old home,” she says. “I gave up my UK passport when I moved to Berlin 10 years ago. Now I am a foreigner in both lands, belonging to neither. Sometimes I find it hard to recognize the place I came from.” Despite the subject matter and the circumstances around its creation, Change itself is ultimately a treatise on optimism. The title track presents the album’s message writ large: I think we can change; we all have things to learn, about ourselves and about each other. To end the record on such a sanguine note might be one of Change’s most revolutionary gestures. “Another book that affected the brain of this album was Hannah Arendt’s The Banality of Evil,” explains Anika. ”In the context of the Trump era, it was interesting to see how ‘evil’ was put on trial after his downfall. When evil loses, how is it put on trial? How do those who actually held the hand of evil during the evil, sneak into the seat of judge and Jury during the trial, booing with the crowd as if they had no involvement and were not cashing in on the evil’s wild rampage. How are all the evils pinned on that one individual as a way to pardon a whole society that partook in that evil? I suppose this is what Change is about, setting out the hope that we can change, that even those who cheered on the evil can ultimately change their ways.”

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Anne-Marie’s second studio album, Therapy, is the official follow-up to her multi-platinum and four million-selling 2018 debut, Speak Your Mind [the UK’s biggest-selling debut release of that year]. An artist whose everywoman candour and knock-you-down vocal range has reverberated across the globe, Therapy is a collection of songs that embody A-M’s characterful artistry, self-effacing attitude and beautiful honesty; attributes that have not only catapulted Essex-born Anne-Marie to platinum status in the UK to the USA and everywhere in-between, but ones that have seen her reign supreme a fearless Gen Z role model. 

With the full tracklisting yet to be announced, Mind Charity ambassador Anne-Marie is delighted to confirm that ‘Therapy’ will feature her already-released UK Top 3 and Gold-selling ‘Don’t Play’ with KSI and Digital Farm Animals; recent feel-good Nathan Dawe and MoStack collaboration ‘Way Too Long’; as well as the single and Niall Horan collaboration, ‘Our Song’, which the pair wrote with Phil Plested and TMS (Lewis Capaldi), with the latter also on production. 
An album of candour and vivacity in equal measure, Anne-Marie wrote Therapy with Max Martin (Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift), Kamille (Little Mix, Headie One), MNEK, Raye, TMS, Blake Slatkin (The Kid Laroi, 24kGoldn), Ed Sheeran, Nathan Dawe and Plested (Lewis Capaldi) – production comes from Mojam (Aitch, Fredo), Fred Ball (Rihanna), TMS and Blake Slatkin.
Anne-Marie - Therapy
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Live archive release. Country legend Glen Campbell's last live recorded show at the iconic Troubadour venue in West Hollywood, CA. Recorded in August 2008.
Glen Campbell - Live From The Troubadour
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Two CDs. The first previously unissued recording of the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove since his passing in 2018. Recorded in 2006 at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in NYC and 2007 at the Williams Center at Lafayette College in Easton, PA with piano great Mulgrew Miller. This set includes an elaborate booklet with rare photos, essays, interviews and statements by Sonny Rollins, Christian McBride, Common, Ron Carter, Jon Batiste, Karriem Riggins, Keyon Harold, Chris Botti and more.
Roy Hargrove  / Miller,Mulgrew - In Harmony
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On July 23rd 2021, there's going to be a new rock 'n' roll sheriff in town, and as their name suggests, Heavy Water aren't for the light-hearted. Soaked in gritty, riff-baked blues, yet rich with the sound and meter of classic hard rock, Red Brick City's ten songs refuses to let you go. From the taut, elastic swing of the 'Solution' riff to the rich, layered balladic strains of 'Tree in the Wind', Red Brick City moves with the class and cadence of a cracking journey uniting vintage rock 'n' roll sensibilities with the crackle and excitement of a fresh, youthful perspective.
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"Live From The Apocalypse" is the fruit of an unprecedented time. Unlike previous live efforts the Italians, under the yoke of the pandemic, cleverly devised a way for their devoted fan base to hear and see them on stage by organizing a special livestream event performing their latest album, "Black Anima", in it's entirety, in September 2020. This very special show will now be released on vinyl and CD as well as a digital album. The physical album formats come with a bonus DVD featuring the footage of the original live stream.
Lacuna Coil - Live From The Apocalypse [CD/DVD]
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MADNESS Absolutely

2CD Expanded Edition features 42 tracks, including B-Sides and live versions including the singles "One Step Beyond" and "My Girl" H 1LP Format is on 180g black vinyl with exclusive liner notes by Stevie Chick, including interviews with Chris Foreman and Lee Thompson to celebrate the albums 40th Anniversary in 2020. H Original album includes the hits "Baggy Trousers," "Embarrassment" and "The Return Of The Los Palmas 7"

Following the success of their first album One Step Beyond, ABSOLUTELY is the second album from British ska legends MADNESS, originally released in September 1980. ABSOLUTELY spawned some of the band's biggest hits, most notably "Baggy Trousers." Features the singles "Baggy Trousers," "Embarrassment" and "The Return Of The Los Palmas 7."

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It all started with the release of With Friends From The Orchestra in 2019, when Marillion teamed up with "In Praise of Folly", a string quartet accompanied by French horn and flute, to record a stunning album full of re-arranged Marillion treasures. That same year, Marillion took these very special versions on tour and even added a few more songs like "Gaza" and "Zeparated Out" to the setlist, presenting them in a whole new light. With Friends At St David's is not only a visually and sonically remarkable live album, but also a dedication to crossing musical boundaries and making "friends" outside of one genre and musical universe. The DVD and Blu-ray of this release offer even more, as they come with the previously unreleased documentary "Making Friends", which shows Marillion in the studio during the making of With Friends From The Orchestra.
Marillion - With Friends At St David's
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Following the release of Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World: Volumes 1-10 (Centering Records) and his first book-length biography, Universal Tonality: The Life and Music of William Parker (Duke University Press) earlier this year, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, griot, improviser and community leader William Parker will present a pair of brand new trio albums which further expound on his vision. One of the iconic and enduring music leaders to emerge in the world over the last half century, William Parker continues to raise the bar higher. Mayan Space Station is his first electric guitar trio album, and features Ava Mendoza - electric guitar, Gerald Cleaver - drums, and Parker on bass. Cosmic multi-hued blues, perfect for space and time travel. The unparalleled rhythmic firmament created by Parker & Cleaver is matched by Mendoza in full flight. All of the promise imagined by a trio recording of these musicians with compositions by Parker is delivered to the fullest.  Regarding the album title, Parker offers: "Mayan Space Station is a conduit for peace and inspiration. It is an oasis where sound and silence navigators stop for sustenance to replenish their imaginations. It is a fictional reality that is important to the myth structure of the Tone World chronicle. In a way, musicians, and definitely these particular musicians, Ava Mendoza and Gerald Cleaver, belong to the blood line of sonic travelers who, as Sun Ra described it, 'travel the space ways.' Re-inventing the process, allowing music to flow through their instruments."
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CD digipak features liner notes by William Parker. Painters Winter features the trio of William Parker - bass, trombonium, shakuhachi; Daniel Carter - reeds, trumpet, flute; and Hamid Drake - drums. Carter & Parker have been perpetual space-ways traveling companions since first meeting & immediately beginning to channel music together in early 1970s NYC. Their work together in Other Dimensions In Music with Roy Campbell & Rashid Bakr for well over two decades manifest in bountiful music for the ages. They have recently been featured together in similar majestic open form on the album, Seraphic Light. Here, Carter again brings the full assembly of instruments he has for decades been a master of: trumpet, alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet and flute. Likewise, Hamid Drake is a musician's musician; one of the most in-demand drummers in the world. He is in command of a vast lexicon of drum languages, learned and absorbed directly. Drake & Parker launched their devoted "two-man big band" partnership in 2000 and haven't stopped since. In trio with Daniel Carter, they've created one previous album together, Painters Spring, released that same year. Regarding this album's title, Parker elucidates, "It speaks to those who paint with sound, in different landscapes, to celebrate the coming of the seasons: winter spring summer and autumn. Acknowledging the entire universe of world jazz music. Discovering the undiscovered." And from his liner notes, "The music on this album is a tribute to the flow of rhythm as melody and pulsation. Laced with the joy and the bounce, the dance and the heartbeat. Giving a nod to all the music that has ever passed through us. Sounds we both listened to while breezes and big green kites we called leaves sailed above the trees."
William Parker - Painters Winter [Digipak]
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In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the release of this album, in addition to the original album with the latest remastered sound source, it will be reborn as a 25th anniversary edition that compiles a number of unreleased sound sources! Similar to the 1st and 2nd 25th anniversary works that have been released, the Super Deluxe Edition, which is a luxurious box set that includes multiple CDs and vinyl records, the Deluxe Edition of the 2-CD set, and the latest remaster.

*DISC 1 -- TINY MUSIC ... (2021 REMASTER): Includes the latest remastered sound source of the third album "TINY MUSIC ... SONGS FROM THE VATICAN GIFT SHOP" released in 1996. Includes "Big Bang Baby," "Lady Picture Show," and "Trippin'On A Hole In A Paper Heart," which are number one on the US modern rock charts and are extremely popular among their many songs.

*DISC 2-EARLY VERSIONS, INSTRUMENTALS & ALTERNATE MIXES: This disc, which seems to give a glimpse of the creative process of this work, contains 15 unreleased sound sources. In addition to the initial version of the songs included in the album, which will be brushed up to the version that can be heard on the original albums such as "Tumble In The Rough", "Pop's Love Suicide", and "Seven Caged Tigers", the alternate version of "Big Bang Baby". Valuables such as take, percussion mix sound source of "Trippin'On A Hole In A Paper Heart", instrumental version "Ride The Cliche" and "Adhesive", and unreleased song "Kretz's Acoustic Song" A lot of various sound sources are recorded.

Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (Deluxe Edition)(2CD)

Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop: Remastered [Deluxe 2CD]

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