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The Bolshoi - 5 CD Box Set

The Arkive - 27 November


The Arkive is pleased to release a 5 CD Box-Set of the complete recordings of Beggars Banquet's The Bolshoi in December. The package will include a plethora of additional unreleased demos, rare B-Sides, and live recordings interwoven across: the debut EP Giants, THREE full-length albums: Friends, Lindy's Party, and the no-longer-lost, Country Life, and the 5th disc of various musical wonders, entitled, Voyage Of Peculiarities.

From Sacred to Secular: A Soul Awakening

The History of Soul - 27 November


In a comprehensive overview from 1927 to 1963, History of Soul Records’ 8CD anthology covers the genesis of soul music, tracing connections between R&B, jazz and blues, and gospel, the secular and the sacred. As popular black musical genres were adopted by white teenage audiences in the 1950s, black music reverted to more authentic, basic styles. By 1960, the sound of black popular music had turned away from a driving, largely uptempo rhythm and blues towards a more emotionally poignant style. The term ‘soul’ popped up here and there, but only became common parlance after the release of Ray Charles’s I Believe To My Soul at the end of 1959.

Ork Records: New York New York

Numero Group - 30 October


In August of 1975, the world’s first punk record label was born. Ork Records: New York, New York is a tale of Terry Ork, a film-obsessed fugitive of Warhol’s Factory set. Ork’s impresario ear would pull damaged, literate new rock music from the pregnant Bowery grime of CBGB, resulting in debut 45s by Television and Richard Hell, as well as landmark recordings by the Feelies and Lester Bangs. It’s a tale of Charles Ball, who’d steer Ork Records through solo exploits by Big Star’s Alex Chilton and the dBs’ Chris Stamey. And it’s a tale told across 4 LPs (or 2 CDs) in scorching sides by Richard Lloyd, Marbles, Prix, Mick Farren, Cheetah Chrome, the Idols, the Erasers, the Revelons, Student Teachers, and more. The deluxe 190-page hardback book features evocative, unseen imagery, a portal opened by on-the-scene photojournalists as crucial to documenting punk’s conception in the squalid Lower East Side as the walls of CBGB itself. Ork Records: New York, New York is a visionary glimpse of punk and new wave as invented, nurtured, feted, and forgotten by the street-level artisans who attended the genres’ arrival.



LP Reissues
The Arkive - 16 October 2015

Gary Numan is a pioneer, and his influence on so many artists is unmistakable and grand. Gary’s style connects him with fans of multiple genres... electronic, industrial, indie-rock, metal, etc. He remains an innovator, and his fan base continues to grow.
The LP versions of these albums have had scattered availability over the years, and we’re pleased to put them back in print widely again. All the albums are on standard black vinyl and have been cut from high-resolution digital files (96 khz / 24 bit transfers from the analog master tapes) by award-winning engineer John Dent at loud mastering. Replicas and The Pleasure Principle are single LPs and Telekon is a double LP.

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In addition to brand new releases from current artists, we also work across a number of album reissues for labels such as Beggars Arkive and others.

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