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    • Warren Hampshire – Eve of the Deluge
    • Warren Hampshire – The Falling Rain
    • Warren Hampshire – Zep Tepi
    • Warren Hampshire – Then It Was Gone
    • Warren Hampshire – From Lonely Hours
    • Warren Hampshire – I Just Didn't Think You'd Care
    • Warren Hampshire – Autumn's Draw
    • Warren Hampshire – They Glide the Hills
    • Warren Hampshire – Only a Moment
    • Warren Hampshire – Wu Wei
    • 1. Eve of the Deluge
    • 2. The Falling Rain
    • 3. Zep Tepi
    • 4. Then It Was Gone
    • 5. From Lonely Hours
    • 6. I Just Didn't Think You'd Care
    • 7. Autumn's Draw
    • 8. They Glide the Hills
    • 9. Only a Moment
    • 10. Wu Wei

    Warren Hampshire's personal folk musings on 'Language Of The Birds' hint at 60s psychedelic folk and 70s ambient moods, provoking "memories of old children's books, fairy tales". Stunning, hypnotic release via Athens Of The North!

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    • – Confrontations
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    • – Top Going Down
    • – I Feel It Comin
    • – Sitting Alone
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    • – Moving On
    • – Mystery Lady
    • – Ooh Baby, I Love You
    • – If I Could Win Your Love
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    • – Be My Lady
    • – Come out Tonight
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    • – Get a Good Feeling
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    • – If I Had You
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    • – Our Love
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    • – Tell Me Baby
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    • – St. Elmos Fire
    • – St. Elmos Fire (Instrumental)
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    • – All In Your Mind
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    • – Lady Is Love
    • – Live Again
    • – Two Ladies
    • – I Hope She Don't Hurt You
    • – Wonderful to Be in Love
    • – Felt Her Fire
    • – I've Got to Go
    • – Birth Is Love
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    • – Tomorrow Is Your Own
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    • – You're So Fine
    • – Sweetest Thing On This Side Of Heaven
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    • – Primitive Substance
    • – Berlin
    • – Safari Western
    • – Somerset Hill
    • – Big Mouth
    • – Tarzan Meets Jane
    • – Feels Good
    • – Forgiveness
    • – Montezuma
    • – Journey To Ixtlan
    • – You Turn Me On
    • – Volcano Cathedral
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    Brief EncounterWhere Will I GoAthens Of The North

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    • – Where Will I Go
    • – Always
    Raw Soul ExpressLet GoAthens Of The North

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    • – Let Go
    • – Will You Be There
    NubiaThe Time Is RightAthens Of The North

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    • – The Time Is Right
    • – Feelin' Funky
    Hampshire & FoatGalaxies Like Grains of SandAthens Of The North

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    • – Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
    • – Lullaby
    • – The Solar Winds (& Cadenza)
    • – A Long Way Home
    • – End Song
    • – All Washed Up
    • – How the Nights Can Fly
    • – End Song (Reprise)
    Twinkie ClarkAwake O ZionAthens of the North

    Gospel disco dance-floor filler from one of The Clark Sisters! First time on a 7" - another essential one from AOTN!  

    • – Awake O Zion
    • – Power
    Earth, Wind & FireBrazilian RhymeAthens Of The North

    Another big one from The Athens Of The North Camp - The full vocal, never before released version of Brazilian Rhyme! The track is an uncredited cover of Toninho Horta's "Beijo Partido". One for the b-boys and disco heads alike!

    • – BRAZILIAN RHYME (Unreleased Extended Mix)
    • – My Love
    BABParty & Get on DownAthens Of The North

    One of the best mid-tempo disco rarities to come out the 'deep funk' scene. Reissued nice n loud on a 12" on Athens of the North! 

    • – Party & Get on Down (Full Length Mix)
    • – Party & Get on Down
    StrangeYouAthens Of The North

    Two previously unreleased tracks from the outsider disco outfit 'Strange- - A spaced out druggy disco band that had a hint of Rick James with a deeper trippier vibe that's truly unique! Essential!  

    • – You
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    • – Le Monocle Rit Jaune
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      • – Without You (feat. Avelino Pitts & Roni)
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      • 12"£11.00
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        • – Slap, Whack and Blow
        • – Duck Strut
        • – The Needle Nose
        • – Wiretap
        • – Wigged Out
        • – Nuclear Wind I
        • – Kaye Okay
        • – Siren's Sea
        • – Midnight Heist
        • – Nuclear Wind II
        • – Planet Nine
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        Ian CarrBelladonnaMr Bongo

        **Official half-speed mastered re-issue of British trumpeter and bandleader Ian Carr's iconic jazz-fusion-rock hybrid 'Belladonna' from 1972**

        Originally released on the Vertigo label, complete with collectable 'swirl' record centre design, this sought-after jazz-rock-fusion rarity features some of the cream of the UK jazz musicians of the 70's. Comprised from groups such as Nucleus, Brian Auger's band, Soft Machine, Stan Tracy group, the players included Brian Smith (tenor and soprano saxophones, alto and bamboo flutes), legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth, Dave MacRae (Fender electric piano), and bassist Roy Babbington, to name but a few.

        Seen as a benchmark point in Ian Carr's career, 'Belladonna' is awash with atmospheric excursions and ethereal qualities, as well as a darker fusion aesthetic and prog-rock sensibility from Holdsworth's exceptional guitar playing. The moody, yet funky, vibe of the album has echoes of Miles Davis' electronic era à la 'In A Silent Way'.

        • – Belladonna
        • – Summer Rain
        • – Remadione
        • – Mayday
        • – Suspension
        • – Hector's House
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        Arthur RussellThe World Of Arthur RussellSoul Jazz Records

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        Arthur Russell’s music effortlessly crossed musical boundaries making it timeless. His dance music credentials are faultless and this collection features mixes from Larry Levan, Françcois Kervorkian and Walter Gibbons. Similarly, his song-writing, musicality and performance skills are equally cherished as composer Philip Glass wrote, ‘this was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on earth has ever done before or will do again.’

        When Soul Jazz Records’ The World of Arthur Russell first came out in 2003, Russell’s music had slipped into near obscurity. Nearly 18 years later there are over a dozen releases of his music, reissues of his original albums and more. ‘The World of Arthur Russell’ is the classic first collection of his work available once more.

        • Dinosuar L – Go Bang (Francois K Mix)
        • Lola – Wax The Van
        • Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)
        • Arthur Russell – Keeping Up
        • Arthur Russell – In The Light Of The Miracle
        • Arthur Russell – A Little Lost
        • Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk
        • Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
        • Dinosuar L – In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)
        • Arthur Russell – Treehouse
        • Indian Ocean – Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons Mix)
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        Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + ORANGE VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + BLACK VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Dayglo CD + Slipcase + Booklet

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        Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

        This is the first release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview and a second volume will be released just four weeks later.

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        • Dissemblance – Capture
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        • Wang Inc – Approdo
        • Krikor Kouchian – Niños Matadores
        • Céline Gillain – Fight or Flight
        • Kreidler – Kannibal
        • Moisture – Gammut
        • Violent Quand On Aime – Of Course I'm A Liar
        The VV ExperienceNualitySola Terra

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        • – Prospectivv
        • – Shapeshift
        • – Vvillains
        • – Lostalgia
        • – Runnas
        EABSRepetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda)Astigmatic Records

        ** Amazing contemporary Polish Jazz!**

        Excellent debut from Polish septet - EABS! Together they blend traditional Polish Jazz with sounds from other genres, thus creating a new and personal interpretation of modern jazz. “Repetitions (Letters To Krzysztof Komeda)” is a dedication to Polish Jazz legend Krzysztof Komeda. EABS explores some of Komeda’s lesser-known compositions featured in ballet etudes, movies, short films, documentaries, animations and compositions illustrating Polish poems recited in German.

        Highly recommended - DJ support from Gilles Peterson, Jazz FM & Tenderlonious. Fans of Kamasi Washington, BadBadNotGood and GoGo Penguin should check!

        • – Perły i dukaty XIV Repetition
        Roy AyersEverybody Loves the SunshineDynamite Cuts

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        • – Everybody Loves the Sunshine
        • – Lonesome Cowboy
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