We’re continuing our Record Store Day 2020 spotlights with a look at what Demon Music Group has on offer for RSD in the U.K. (with many titles available worldwide)! The label’s 15 titles encompass classic rock and pop titles plus comedy, spoken-word, a lost Doctor Who series, and much more. Remember: releases are available while supplies last at your preferred brick-and-mortar record store on Saturday, April 18! The descriptions to follow have been provided by Demon.
Bob Mould – Circle of Friends (Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide)
Pressed on 180g clear heavyweight vinyl
Demon Records presents Bob Mould’s “Circle of Friends”, the audio of the concert film available on vinyl for the first time. Recorded in 2006 at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C, the performance includes the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar singer/guitarist running through classic cuts from Bob’s extensive back catalogue.
Doctor Who – The Massacre (Limited to 2,000 copies)
Pressed on 180g ‘Parisian Blaze’ heavyweight vinyl
For Record Store Day 2020, Demon Records presents a narrated full-cast TV soundtrack of the legendary historical adventure, The Massacre of Bartholomew’s Eve. The Massacre is the lost fourth serial of the third season of Doctor Who, which starred William Hartnell as the First Doctor in BBC series Doctor Who. In this 4-part serial, first shown on BBC-TV in February 1966, the TARDIS materialises in Paris in 1572, a time of great danger and religious strife. The Catholic Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, is hatching a plot to kill all French Protestants, and the Doctor and Steven are quickly caught up in events. While Steven is befriended by a group of Protestants, the Doctor has a perfect double in the shape of the hated dignitary, the Abbot of Amboise. One of them is about to lose his life! Presented across two heavyweight 180g pieces of vinyl, in a striking ‘Parisian Blaze’ splatter, this narrated TV soundtrack evokes a classic Doctor Who adventure in all its aural magnificence. The vivid sounds of 16th Century Paris in turmoil, and the encroaching terror of the massacre, are all accompanied by the eerie sonics of composer’s Ron Grainer & Delia Derbyshire’s theme tune. Written by John Lucarotti, this dramatic story now survives only as a sound recording. Linking narration is provided by Peter Purves (Steven) and the cast includes Eric Thompson as Gaston, André Morell as Tavannes, Leonard Sachs as de Coligny and Annette Robinson as Anne. The coloured vinyl LPs are presented in a gatefold sleeve with illustrated inner bags and full episode billings, cast and credits.
Gene – Rising For Sunset – 20th Anniversary Edition 2LP (Limited to 800 copies worldwide)
Pressed on 180g orange and yellow heavyweight vinyl with an etched fourth side
The much-loved and respected U.K. indie band Gene reissue the classic live album “Rising For Sunset” for the first time on vinyl. Recorded in 2000 at L.A.’s The Troubadour, the recording has the band in their prime performing stand out tracks “London, Can You Wait?”, “As Good As It Gets”, “For The Dead” and signature track “Olympian”.
Kirsty MacColl – Other People’s Hearts – B-Sides 1988-1989 (Limited to 750 copies worldwide)
Pressed on 180g clear heavyweight vinyl
Collected for the first time on vinyl for Record Store Day 2020, Other People’s Hearts pulls together the non-album B-sides from the singles taken from Kirsty McColl’s 1989 classic album Kite.
Produced by Steve Lillywhite (producer of U2/Rolling Stones) and featuring Johnny Marr of The Smiths on guitar, this collection pulls together 12 ‘lost’ tracks for fans into a new compilation showcasing Kirsty’s unique vocals, including the Morrissey/Marr penned “You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby” from the soundtrack of the John Hughes movie She’s Having a Baby.
Marc Bolan & T. Rex – Shadowhead (Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide except U.S./Canada/Japan)
Pressed on 180g purple heavyweight vinyl
Marc Bolan’s passions included the blues, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, hard rock and disco-soul, and his intent to explore these genres are all visited on this collection of classic album tracks and singles. His influences – Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton/Cream and Bob Dylan – are all apparent amongst the material on Shadowhead, but the music here is unique. Bolan’s creative fire produced a phenomenal catalogue of work: the material on this album was recorded over five years (1972-1976), in seven studios, in five countries.
This record provides insights into Bolan’s creative process whilst keeping the essence of the music in its classic form. Shadowhead showcases the development of tracks such as “Precious Star” and “Groove A Little,” and a track that made its public debut on the CD release, “Blues Jam (Dreamy Lady Session).”
Other tracks reveal many of the instruments and sounds from the master tapes to enable the working processes to be more clearly understood. This release marks the first time that this collection has been issued on vinyl.
Menswear – Nuisance – 25th Anniversary Edition (Limited to 900 copies worldwide)
Pressed on 180g orange heavyweight vinyl
Famously signed after only their fifth gig, and appearing on TOTP ahead of their first single “I’ll Manage Somehow” being released, Nuisance reached the top 20 in 1995 with four further top 30 hits – “Being Brave,” “Daydreamer,” “Stardust,” and “Sleeping In.” As a bonus this edition includes for the first time on vinyl non-album single “We Love You” plus hidden CD-only bonus track “Bones and Red Meat.” To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original release, this special edition release is presented on a bright orange vinyl.
Suede – See You in the Next Life (Limited to 3,000 copies in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia)
Pressed on 180g red heavyweight vinyl
After their huge success throughout the 90s, Suede disbanded in 2003. The Suede Information Service (SIS) compiled and issued this special collection of demos, acoustic versions and other curios in 2004. Only 2000 CDs were manufactured, and these were distributed free to the members of the SIS. Whilst some of the tracks have appeared on reissues, several tracks, including “Elaine Paige,” the Mick Jones remix of the band’s last single “Attitude,” and the live French version of “The Power” have not been reissued since 2004. This release marks the first time this collection has been issued on vinyl.
The Durutti Column – Idiot Savants (Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide)
Pressed on 180g white heavyweight vinyl
Demon Records is proud to present Idiot Savants on vinyl for the very first time. First released in 2007, the album is an overlooked gem in the Durutti Column’s back catalogue. Featuring guest vocals by Poppy Roberts and the captivating guitar sounds of Vini Reilly.
The Fall – Cerebral Caustic – 25th Anniversary Edition (Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide)
Pressed on 180g “Bonkers” splatter-effect heavyweight vinyl
Cerebral Caustic was the seventeenth studio album by British post-punk legends The Fall. First released in 1995, the album marked the return of former guitarist Brix Smith to the line-up. Often an overlooked release in The Fall’s catalogue, Cerebral Caustic finds Mark E. Smith and co embracing the ‘wonderful and frightening’ sound of their earlier, critically-acclaimed Brix-era albums The Frenz Experiment and I Am Kurious, Oranj. Demon Records marks the 25th anniversary of Cerebral Caustic with the first
reissue since its release in 1995.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Albums (Limited to 750 copies Worldwide)
Pressed on 180g heavyweight translucent Vogon Green, Magrathean Blue, and Pangalactic Purple
Don’t Panic! Reissued for the first time in 40 years, here are two unique recordings of Douglas Adams’s sci-fi comedy drama. When Earthman Arthur Dent learns that first his house and then his planet are about to be bulldozed, it’s the beginning of an interplanetary adventure for him and his friend, Ford Prefect. After fleeing Earth they hitch a lift with Zaphod Beeblebrox, who hurtles from one improbability to another – literally.
With Trillian and Marvin the Paranoid Android in tow, the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is soon revealed: 42. But what was the question…? Following the success of the BBC radio series, Douglas Adams adapted his scripts for these two full-cast albums, with incidental radiophonic music provided by Paddy Kingsland. First released by Original Records in 1980, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe star Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, and Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox.
Now, to celebrate 42 years since the very first radio series, these extraordinary recordings are
returning to vinyl for Record Store Day 2020. They’re presented on three heavyweight 180g coloured
discs, in a very hoopy, double-sided gatefold sleeve, featuring facsimile reproduction of the original
artwork. Produced by Geoffrey Perkins and Tim Souster, the cast also includes Cindy Oswin, Stephen Moore,
Richard Vernon, Valentine Dyall, David Tate, Jim Broadbent, Bill Wallis, Roy Hudd, Frank Middlemass,
Stephen Greif and others. Hang onto your towel – it’s going to be the ride of a lifetime.
The Hotrats – Turn Ons – 10th Anniversary Edition (Limited to 1,500 copies worldwide)
Pressed on double 10″ Hot Pink vinyl
The Hotrats (aka Supergrass’s Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey) first released this collection of covers in 2010 and it has gone on to become a fan favourite. Produced by Nigel Godrich and reissued for the first time, the album showcases the band’s classic rock influences with takes on David Bowie, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Beastie Boys and more. This new collection brings together the original studio album plus a selection of bonus tracks available on vinyl for the first time including “Mirror In the Bathroom” (The Beat), “West End Girls” (Pet Shop Boys), and The Beatles’ “Drive My Car”. It also includes a brand-new track.
The London Suede (Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide)
Pressed on 180g clear heavyweight vinyl
Available on vinyl for the first time as The London Suede for Record Store Day 2020, this album contains what Rolling Stone called “its triptych of instantly classic singles” – “The Drowners”, “Metal Mickey,” and “Animal Nitrate”. Originally released in March 1993, “Suede” was the fastest-selling debut album
ever in the U.K. At the time, the album’s release in the U.S. was hampered by an injunction from an existing U.S. act called Suede. As a result, the band’s subsequent album releases in the US were ‘branded’ as being by “The London Suede”, but the first album was never rebranded.
The Valentines – 1967-1970 (Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide)
Pressed on 180g “Peculiar” black & white heavyweight vinyl
Available exclusively to RSD2020, this new compilation of ’60s Australian psychedelic pop-rock band ‘The Valentines’, bringing together all of the group’s A- and B-sides as well as rare recordings such as the ‘Doin’ The Heavy’ radio ad. The Valentines famously kick-started the career of Bon Scott who went on to
become lead vocalist in AC/DC.
The Yardbirds – Roger The Engineer – Expanded Edition (Limited to 1,500 copies in Canada, U.S. &
Pressed on 180g white heavyweight Vinyl
Available exclusively to RSD2020, ‘Roger The Engineer’ is the 1966 studio album by The Yardbirds. Featured in both Rolling Stone‘s list of the ‘500 greatest albums of all time’ and Robert Dimery’s book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Recorded by the classic era line up of Jeff Beck, Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith, the band began exploring new sonic territories, pushing their blues-rock sound into the realms of avant-garde, psychedelia and Indian music. This newly expanded edition includes the classic studio album on LP1 and a collection of 1966 rare studio recordings on LP2, housed together in an alternate sleeve inspired by an ultra-rare 1966 EP cover. Among the highlights are the vocal track from “Ever Since The World Began” and an earlier version of “Farewell,” both of which are previously unreleased.
Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme (Limited to 550 copies worldwide)
Pressed on 180g fig-coloured heavyweight vinyl
Available to RSD2020, Demon Records presents Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme on vinyl for the very first time. After a critically acclaimed solo show and appearances in cult classic comedies Peep Show and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, the Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comic-poet Tim Key returned to BBC Radio 4 for a fourth series of his poetry programme. In each episode, Tim Key presents a selection of poems with musical accompaniment from Tom Basden. The cast also includes Sally Philips, Simon Armstrong and Katy Wix. The complete series is presented on double 180g heavyweight coloured vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with a signed poem.