Anniversary box set of Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ ‘Fever To Tell’ to be released in October

It’s hard to believe that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut album ‘Fever To Tell’ is almost fifteen years old. A hard and blistering garage rocker, the album has lost none of its fire over the passing years and numbers like ‘Tick’ and ‘Pin’ sound as vibrant and edgy as they ever did.

To mark almost a decade and a half of the much-loved album, the band are set to release a deluxe box set with extra goodies in a very limited quantity.

The press release below details everything you need to know…and more. We’re assuming the box hasn’t been spat on by Karen O, but it appears to cover most bases, including a cassette of demos for the first 200 customers.

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John Lee Hooker: Blues legend’s centenary year celebrated with 5CD box set

After Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker is arguably the world’s most influential blues icon. This year celebrates the legend’s 100th birthday and Craft Records are marking the occasion with an expansive 5CD box set which includes many of Hooker’s landmark recordings as well as unearthing previously heard material.

‘King of The Boogie’ is released on October 6th.  The full press release follows…

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THE JAM – Fire And Skill (Live 1977-1982)

the-jam-fire-and-skillAlthough only a recording unit for just under six years, The Jam left behind a musical legacy that influenced the generations to come; from the whole of the Britpop movement, through to The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs and so many others, The Jam had, in turn, become as influential as the bands which had influenced them.   The songs penned by the young Paul Weller – whether capturing heartfelt political statements, the anger of youth or an occasional melancholy ballad – set him on the road to being one of Britain’s finest songwriters, a man whose lyrics have really stood the test of time.

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DELUXE EDITION DREAMLAND: Great White – Boxed: 1983-1989

great whiteWith their brand of blues inflected hard rock, In the late 80s and early 90s, Great White gained strongly favourable press on a regular basis. On the back of albums like ‘Twice Shy’ and ‘Hooked’ (1989 and 1991 respectively) providing a more sophisticated slant on the big hair sounds that were popular at the time, supported by a tough live show, their fan base was more than solid. Over the years, however, the Great White legacy has been a little sullied.  An extremely unfortunate falling out between band members and a long drawn out legal battle over the band name meant that internal politics somewhat interfered with their music.  Furthermore, the market has been flooded with various budget compilation packages and a fair amount of recycling material with re-recorded and inferior versions of GW classics.

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