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Saturday, 13 October 2018

National Album Day



National Album Day

Hi everyone!

Today, Saturday 13th October marks the very first National Album Day in the UK when we will celebrate all aspects of the UK’s love of the album – new releases and classic recordings across all genres of music!

It's been 70 years since the release of Nathan Milstein’s recording of Mendelssohn’s Concerto In E Minor, the first ever 33RPM 12" LP record that marked the birth of the album as we now know it.

To mark this momentous day, I have pulled together some of my favourite albums in celebration!

Like the band or artist? Click on the album covers and be directed to the album and support the artist!

I hope you enjoy these just as much as I have over the years!


A Day To Remember – What Separates Me From You


https://open.spotify.com/album/2kllnMabPw1hYID0MhQRK0?si=I-sVF_DlQ9Wd_DMEL91Y3Q


The National – Trouble Will Find Me


https://open.spotify.com/album/2JhR4tjuc3MIKa8v2JaKze?si=vHwJtjEwSl2O0R0K54ALew


Citizen –  Youth
https://open.spotify.com/album/32CXj7kEZQPfneTxGrkRZ9?si=v4Nqu2kYTOihSVR9wcz-Yg


Turnover – Peripheral Vision


https://open.spotify.com/album/1v7hBIWUmfhggbxYd9HIW7?si=zZZHxBGjS6iFKOZVFJPD3w


UB40 – Labour Of Love III


https://open.spotify.com/album/4Rrk8377khXidoJPoNX0AH?si=fDh5dzYsSJSrOe1maM4P_Q


Chase & Status – More Than A Lot

https://open.spotify.com/album/2q0wnAh21oFg9I2sznnPSA?si=UA7bj5mkQyScqRSgszx0TQ


Professor Green – At Your Inconvenience


https://open.spotify.com/album/4wY7deZuLEfHshnntFCY8t?si=R2tiIxJHSKCkrnHklU9Cpg



Bring Me The Horizon - There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret


https://open.spotify.com/album/6PlQacVc09348OiGAHoEkt?si=y1_43RmhRkmc4ImTPlKCPw


Daughter – If You Leave


https://open.spotify.com/album/6E76aabodIl5DW5BTEZPHG?si=77BDzVsGSgKhx7riQir34g


London Grammar – If You Wait


https://open.spotify.com/album/3Ul1pIxqd931HTDifTam4l?si=TRU5YTbhS1OVvlNG0JbQVQ


Bon Iver – Bon Iver

https://open.spotify.com/album/7pTARJYCVO49nFXB1Mo5re?si=DZu1SIDlS_CkwGrjgg8mUw

UB40 – Cover Up


https://open.spotify.com/album/3IZIQtSfvmI7MggSex1JFR?si=jd69Lh3ARy6g16sWJzWkIA


The Ghost Inside – Returners


https://open.spotify.com/album/0oh5oBvyHOLYFoSxbJM7pg?si=1CVkH0ScSk2Qt11SNffdDw


The Ghost Inside – Dear Youth
https://open.spotify.com/album/75kQjmcR1YnIrBwVW1s4G1?si=LEB_xZF9Sy2LQ0h7BAyCAQ


 Being As An Ocean – Dear G-D…
 https://open.spotify.com/album/1nmmJQapUvzheSNaXRvx9k?si=XjTlYN0jSuepS5_YmYagIA


The Elijah – I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created


https://open.spotify.com/album/2MNzcwXdQU1HwZXf8BDmCh?si=-x6mCZ6VRcexpjcsMfTB7Q


Tom Odell – Long Way Down
https://open.spotify.com/album/0Gf1yE895FKK4YWVRuAeg8?si=sqNiVX2MTMyqOEEXH5_C9g

The Notorious B.I.G – Ready To Die

https://open.spotify.com/album/2HTbQ0RHwukKVXAlTmCZP2?si=2gIxNqDnRL6vMP3M8Fb-nA

Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War


https://open.spotify.com/album/4Wj1eRz1I5uHtDpTOmuDCh?si=WG0IFDoPQZaJSzlSKOfyvQ



Deaf Havana – Fools and Worthless Liars (Deluxe Edition)

https://open.spotify.com/album/6eZG4BkRFwYGanb97KrS5a?si=ViYDB_FZTqavz8I8b4j_WQ


The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
https://open.spotify.com/album/3et3fAEh76eTu4O99WTtfY?si=PVyr9neBRyuWFE8xgJvXqg



Architects – Lost Forever // Lost Together 
https://open.spotify.com/album/1j8JsxOsu9e0ChyFO5KOpc?si=r630Tv1ARsObzgZ45pGr9Q


From Indian Lakes – The Man With Wooden Legs 


https://open.spotify.com/album/6jLAYq5bf5nf3sZeOuaRvQ?si=bccS0mV4QvSQBZLed6wR1Q


Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You

https://open.spotify.com/album/6FIG1qaWuCW4SiY2EtLJE7?si=wl8ewJ5kSnqk5iXzeqaqyg

Nirvana – Nevermind
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Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory


https://open.spotify.com/album/0PTVq4kaAAuROnfvfA7bHG?si=fJ7LeTQTQhK1UXLQ4SdEaw


Eminem – Encore


https://open.spotify.com/album/4XD1NpIqn0UjuwWvgMG9fA?si=xtkltcn_R-q7DNo4oY2TPA


The Summer Set – Love Like This


https://open.spotify.com/album/50HlU1lxk0nLJlzAE4mtMa?si=1HdFpC-7Reqkh-ZWU6J7zQ


Ed Sheeran – No.5 Collaborations Project 

https://open.spotify.com/album/6DpIyaMgt5p9HlGd1c0LDM?si=OMWQWy5qQ5mGObZGul_TUw


While She Sleeps – This Is The Six

https://open.spotify.com/album/4dcxigJpCzLtVR8KySiWww?si=eQdvxEnuQWizTVN_7xsa4A

 
D12 – Devils Night
https://open.spotify.com/album/22CVoj4sxsAGO02OONbkQA?si=gMoKhtL6Qr6lqmDouvDRTg

Rihanna – Rated R
https://open.spotify.com/album/7uGmyYwDFJbSc1xs4hkEs2?si=gvg86lzUSWahzjmiI9k8mw


Green Day – American Idiot
https://open.spotify.com/album/5dN7F9DV0Qg1XRdIgW8rke?si=GCEIWLjER0iKlrUlj1dLqQ


Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown


https://open.spotify.com/album/5rkajANfhyRYTgaCYYWlOT?si=6y2FUqYNQ2CwNM7ozHmRUw


The Notorious B.I.G – Life After Death
 

https://open.spotify.com/album/7dRdaGSxgcBdJnrOviQRuB?si=tjXFCMxQRvq2M1lX_LOasw


  Damien Marley – Welcome To Jamrock


https://open.spotify.com/album/6tqa7pPWXrtdGVFqZx3b1j?si=PLxg2JMKRZaFUeL3GVHRmQ

Michael Jackson - Bad
https://open.spotify.com/album/3Us57CjssWnHjTUIXBuIeH?si=dvTCrAB4S1itm_9jhlLOpg

 
Placebo – Loud Like Love

https://open.spotify.com/album/4tpfFZJnnK1E6Vb2Be65PH?si=r5TCbmLaQUKrKLUbNIwnDA

 
The Fray  - How To Save A Life

https://open.spotify.com/album/1IM3GwptCGYjRkzCBolyFK?si=wtb1aYt0Qh2NeZJEhCz6hQ


Lower Than Atlantis – World Record



https://open.spotify.com/album/1yEDgNzUJbXPXBoPElhYFA?si=FfNe-3g5SsSbdher79nXFQ


Usher – Confessions 
 

https://open.spotify.com/album/07tyTIFyH9Z9Jnj4LBEWfx?si=tf9inJcfQo2kUE3e79gf_w


  Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory

https://open.spotify.com/album/6hPkbAV3ZXpGZBGUvL6jVM?si=ASq_-qZtSzeZ5SFteFQ-MA

  
Nickelback – The Long Road Home


https://open.spotify.com/album/4fygErqiNgFUic5hU42Z3E?si=-cA9QJ6xRQO00e9Fg36QhQ

    
D12 – D12 World

https://open.spotify.com/album/61EgDesQnFVyYf2UneM9PQ?si=wDquteKmQHKpnEiN9SjNsA


N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton

https://open.spotify.com/album/0Y7qkJVZ06tS2GUCDptzyW?si=p-PSEo9vRX2cpnsf_Zql4Q








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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony - Remastered

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/138635772/tomb-raider-the-dark-angel-symphony

Peter Connelly is a video game composer and sound designer, best known for the action-adventure Tomb Raider Series. Many of us know the game and have spent various hours from the 90’s exhausting a controller, kicking ass as Lara Croft. Not only do we love the legend of the series, we love the journey the score takes us throughout it.

Peter contacted me recently and asked me to invite you to his Kickstarter campaign; Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony - an epic remake of Connelly’s original Tomb Raider soundtrack. Not just one, but all three, The Last Revelation, Chronicles and The Angel of Darkness. Also, if that didn’t get you excited maybe news that the brand new arrangement will be featuring Tina Guo and Julie Elven!
 

“The core of Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony is a suite of two albums: one recorded by an 82-piece orchestra at the prestigious Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, and produced by a world-class professional team led by Dr. Richard Niles (an world-renowned orchestrator for Paul McCartney, the Pet Shop Boys, Trevor Horn and more), for the most beautiful and moving Tomb Raider sound you will ever hear. The second is for an album of Peter Connelly’s original Tomb Raider scores remastered for the highest-possible sound quality.” – Peter Connelly

  Many of you who are new to Kickstarter, I’ll give you a little heads up!

Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform for creative projects. People ask for investment towards their project (in your case, a studio album called Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony) by showing off what they want to do, how they plan to do it, and what the “funding goal” needs to be to make it all happen. Individuals across the world can then donate money towards the project by “backing” a certain amount, called a “pledge”. These pledges include special goodies called “pledge rewards” – the more you donate, the more/better/more expensive the pledge rewards will be.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/138635772/tomb-raider-the-dark-angel-symphonyAfter the funding period (usually 30 days) is finished, and assuming the funding goal has been reached, the project organisers can then get on and create the item/service that they wanted funding AND produce the pledge rewards for their backers. Kickstarter is not a shop: products are not immediately available at the end of the funding campaign. The project managers will state exactly when they expect to deliver both the pledge rewards and the final product on their project page. Money is only debited from backers if the funding goal is reached. In other words, it’s “all or nothing”.
 
Supporting a Kickstarter campaign can have ups and downs. If the funds for the project are not reached then yes, the project is ended and will not commence further unless there can be changes to make it more effective. However if you have a goal that’s core is personal, the likelihood of it succeeding is imminent.

A fan of Peter’s work asked him what would happen in the event of the project not get funded in time after he and his team have put in a lot of time, money and effort...

Peter replied;

“We had an amazing couple of years trying to bring something great for classic Tomb Raider fans and retrogamers. At the very least we'll have memories and experience.”

Regardless of the outcome, there will always be a home for this incredible composition.
 

Not only does your pledge help fund this campaign it also rewards you for your generosity! 
  
 

A simple start off pledge at £5.00 will gift you a personal email from Peter thanking you for your support. Any pledges from £10.00 or up will receive a download of specific soundtracks, thank you credit’s in the soundtrack booklets, signed posters, surround sound DVD’s (you can listen to “Dance of the Lux Veritatis”, “By Moonlight”, “The Accused” – and all the rest of your favourites – as they were meant to be heard!), special edition vinyl records and custom handmade memorabilia!  

You can also add additional items to your pledge level by simply increasing your pledge too!

 

Listed below are the various pledge rewards you will receive by backing this campaign!

 

The team behind this project, making every effort to ensure it is piloted are;


 
 Tina Guo

Guo is an internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, recording artist, and composer. She is a frequent musical collaborator with Hans Zimmer and has toured with him as part of the Hans Zimmer Live tour.

https://twitter.com/JulieElvenMusic

Julie Elven

Elven is an award-winning Soundtrack and Filmscore Vocalist based in Munich, Germany. She has featured alongside James Newton Howard and multiple orchestras. She is best known for her soloist vocal work on triple-A gaming titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, World of Warcraft: Legion (plus many other famous titles by Blizzard Entertainment), Riot Games’ League of Legends, and more.


Dr Richard Niles

Niles is a world-famous Orchestrator / Arranger / Musician. He has worked with a veritable who’s-who of pop, such as Paul McCartney, the Pet Shop Boys, and Trevor Horn CBE.
The team also includes Ben Fenner (Mastering Engineer), Isobel Griffiths (Orchestra Contractor), and Iain Mackenzie (Vocalist and Choir Master).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/138635772/tomb-raider-the-dark-angel-symphony

 Please click the following to access this Kickstarter campaign and make a pledge towards Peter Connelly’s magic…

Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony


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