Kate Bush – Before The Dawn
As things ratchet up for Christmas, so the new music releases inevitably wind down. But fear not: here's a live set from one of British music's true originals. Those lucky enough to have attended Kate Bush's Hammersmith residency will know what to expect and I am happy to report that even without the stunning stage show the music stands up beautifully. The two parts of the performance were built around the Ninth Wave and A Sky of Honey suites, both of which build brilliantly, the latter in particular benefiting from subtle changes in arrangement. You can preview the Prologue here, or a get a glimpse of some of Before the Dawn here:
Kate Bush - Before the Dawn (I Put This Moment) live
Prophets of Rage – Prophets of Rage EP
It may not have escaped your attention that this week sees us lot from Yurp celebrating "Black Friday" and true to form one franchise begets another as Record Store Day have lined up a bunch of vinyl-only releases. One of the better offerings is this Public Enemy/Rage Against The Machine supergroup and represents great value when compared to The Stone Roses' Sally Cinnamon 12" which is selling for an eye-watering £26!
Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage
The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
Another Black Friday release is the first single from the upcoming Blue & Lonesome album, a cover of Eddie Taylor's Chicago blues tune. This covers album sounds like the best thing they've done in years and this single is being released as a limited one-track blue-vinyl 10-inch.
The Rolling Stones - Ride 'Em On Down (Live)
Prince – 4Ever
A new best of compilation offers a timely reminder of the Purple One's vast repertoire. The album includes previously unreleased song titled Moonbeam Levels which was recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions and later considered for the Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album.
Prince – Raspberry Beret (remix)
This week's selection is by Michael Moloney, aka llamalpaca from the vinyl-only record and design store, Chameleon, with additions by The Landlord.
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