A MAJOR 2-LP EXPLORATION OF TOKYO'S CUTTING EDGE 80S SYNTH POP AND FUNK SOUND THROUGH THE MUSIC OF CULT JAPANESE LABEL NIPPON COLUMBIA AND ITS BETTER DAYS IMPRINT, SELECTED BY DJ NICK LUSCOMBE. DESIGN BY OPTIGRAM
- 2LP/2CD LIMITED EDITION
2-LP LIMITED EDITION OF RYUICHI SAKAMOTO'S LANDMARK 1981 ALBUM FEATURING THE JAPANESE EDITION PLUS THE NEVER-RELEASED FULL INSTRUMENTAL MIX, ALL NEWLY REMASTERED BY BERNIE GRUNDMAN WITH NEW INTRODUCTION BY ANTON SPICE
- LP DELUXE EDITION
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO'S LANDMARK 1981 ALBUM REISSUED FOR THE 1st TIME IN DECADES, IN ITS RARE JAPANESE EDITION. NEWLY REMASTERED BY BERNIE GRUNDMAN WITH NEW INTRODUCTION BY ANTON SPICE
OUT 16 OCT / LP
SOUGHT-AFTER INSTRUMENTAL CULT CLASSIC BY LEGENDARY EGYPTIAN MUSICIAN AMMAR EL SHEREI, FIRST RELEASED ON SOUTELPHAN IN 1976, IS REISSUED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.
OUT 11 SEPT LP/CD/DIG
BILLY BROOKS CULT JAZZ-FUNK ALBUM OFFICIALLY REISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES. FEATURING THE ICONIC 'FOURTY DAYS' SAMPLED BY A TRIBE CALLED QUEST FOR THEIR CLASSIC 'LUCK OF LUCIEN'
1981 SYNTH CLASSIC BY JAPANESE KEYBOARD WIZARD AND YMO PROGRAMMER HIDEKI MATSUTAKE REISSUED OUTSIDE OF JAPAN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS. REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES WITH STRIKING ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY LEGENDARY ILLUSTRATOR PATER SATO INCLUDING ITS STUNNING FULLY ILLUSTRATED 8-PAGE BOOKLET
Classic album with Don Grusin and Nathan East brilliantly mixing Synth Funk, Ambient and Boogie with AOR predating Vaporwave by 30 years.
FAIRUZ'S ULTRA RARE 1987 CLASSIC COMPOSED AND ARRANGED BY ZIAD RAHBANI AND FEATURING THE CULT ARABIC GROOVE "OUVERTURE 83" IS REISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL, REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES.
Following the reissue last year of Fairuz's classic 1979 album "Wahdon", Wewantsounds pursue their exploration of great Lebanese music with the reissue of Fairuz's highly sought-after LP "Maarifti Feek," released in 1987. Recorded in Beirut around 1983-84.
GATEFOLD LP - RSD 20 RELEASE - OUT 26 SEPT
SPECIAL RECORD STORE DAY EDITION OF THE SERPICO CLASSIC SOUNDTRACK FROM 1973 COMPOSED BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS. REISSUED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES, IT FEATURES REMASTERED AUDIO, GATEFOLD SLEEVE, ARTWORK BY ERIC ADRIAN LEE AND SLEEVENOTES BY FILM CRITIC JASON WOOD INCLUDING A SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH ARRANGER BOB JAMES.
2LP SET - RSD 20 - OUT 29 AUGUST
ENNIO MORRICONE'S SUPERB 1975 SOUNDTRACK FOR FRENCH FILM "PEUR SUR LA VILLE," REISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DOUBLE VINYL INCLUDING A 2ND LP WORTH OF BONUSES WITH TWO COMPLETELY UNISSUED TRACKS. THIS EDITION APPROVED BY ENNIO MORRICONE IS REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES AND FEATURES LINER NOTES BY FELLOW MUSICIANS AND MORRICONE ADMIRERS AM AND JB DUNCKEL (AIR). GATEFOLD SLEEVE DESIGNED BY ERIC ADRIAN LEE.
THE HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER JAPANESE 'IMAGINERY' DISCO FUNK SOUNDTRACK FROM 1977 FEATURING THE CREAM OF THE TOKYO SCENE GETS OFFICIALLY REISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME OUTSIDE OF JAPAN.
The ‘imaginary’ soundtrack to the adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke, the cult detective book series by writer Seishi Yokomizo is arranged by Kentaro Haneda. Remastered audio, The LP comes with OBI strip and new intro by Anton Spice.
AKIKO YANO’S CLASSIC DOUBLE LP FROM 1980, RECORDED WITH THE FULL YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA LINE UP AND CO-PRODUCED BY AKIKO YANO AND RYUICHI SAKAMOTO. REMASTERED AUDIO BY MITSUO KOIKE
The album is pure Akiko Yano featuring her superb singing and piano playing, enhanced by touches of YMO’s synth-pop sound (check her cult version of YMO’s classic, “Tong-Poo”). It is the first time the album is released outside of Japan.
DONNA MCGHEE'S ULTRA RARE NEW YORK DISCO CLASSIC FROM 1978 PRODUCED BY GREG CARMICHAEL AND PATRICK ADAMS REISSUED WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND REMASTERED AUDIO.
The album features their quintessential Disco sound of the late 70s topped by Donna McGhee's superb vocals. Donna has also blessed recordings by The Fatback Band, Phreek, Bumblebee Unlimited and The Universal Robot Band around the same time.
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO'S FIRST SOLO ALBUM FROM 1978
RELEASED ON THE BETTER DAYS LABEL AND FEATURING THE SYNTH CLASSICS "PLASTIC BAMBOO," "END OF ASIA" & "THOUSAND KNIVES" IS REISSUED OUTSIDE OF JAPAN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES.
Ryuichi Sakamoto's first solo album originally released in 1978 on the sought-after Better Days label. Remastered from the original tapes, the LP edition comes with original artwork including OBI strip and four-page insert
YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI'S SUPERB CITY FUNK CLASSIC FROM 1978 CO-PRODUCED BY RYUICHI SAKAMOTO AND FEAT. HARUOMI HOSONO, MINAKO YOSHIDA AND TATSURO YAMASHITA.
A sophisticated mix of Disco Funk, synth Pop, Ambient, French Exotica and Bossa Nova, Saravah! is one of the most important albums of the Japanese music scene. Newly remastered, the LP features original artwork with photos by Masayoshi Sukita, a 4-page insert and a new Intro by Benjamin Barouh (Saravah Records)
ULTIMATE BREAKS & BEATS FROM MAINSTREAM RECORDS, THE SUPREME SOUND OF PRODUCER BOB SHAD
Wewantsounds continues its collaboration with Bob Shad's grandchildren, Mia and Judd Apatow, to present a selection of 13 turntable-friendly Mainstream tracks recorded between 1970 and 1973 and showcasing the label's superb blend of Funk, Soul and Jazz. Remastered from the original tapes. Liner notes by Paul Bowler
Following Wewantsounds' RSD yellow vinyl reissue of Ziad Rahbani's mythical
Lebanese Disco 12" "Abu Ali". we are now releasing a standard black vinyl edition of this cult classic. Originally issued in Lebanon in 1978, Abu Ali is a highly collectible album and this edition will come with original artwork and remastered sound.
Following the success of Wewantsounds’ Alice Clark RSD edition featuring an extra 20 page booklet, we are reissuing the standard version of Alice Clark's highly sought-after Soul Jazz classic produced by Mainstream Records' Bob Shad in 1972. Featuring original artwork and remastered audio.
THE HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER 1979 CLASSIC ALBUM BY LEBANESE DIVA FAIRUZ PRODUCED BY HER SON ZIAD RAHBANI AND FEATURING THE CULT ARABIC GROOVE "AL BOSTA."
Following the reissue of Ziad Rahbani's album, "Abu Ali", Wewantsounds pursue their exploration of great Lebanese music with the reissue of "Wahdon," by Fairuz. Audio remastered from the original tapes and original artwork
AKIKO YANO'S CULT SECOND STUDIO ALBUM FROM 1977 FEATURING THE CREAM OF TOKYO AND NEW YORK MUSICIANS IN FUNK MODE
"Iroha Ni Konpeitou" is another superb Akiko Yano album and one of her funkiest, featuring Haruomi Hosono, geru Suzuki, Tatsuo Hayashi, Rick Marotta and Will Lee.
Deluxe LP edition with remastered sound, OBI strip, dl card and 4p insert.
Akiko Yano's landmark debut album from 1976. Backed by Little Feat with Lowell George and by the cream of Japanese musicians including Haruomi Hosono, Keiichi Suzuki, Tatsuo Hayashi. The deluxe LP edition includes remastered sound, tip-on LP sleeve, download card plus the original 4-page insert with lyrics and full line-up!
Wewantsounds is delighted to announce the release of Jaye P. Morgan's ultra-rare private press originally released in 1976. This lost classic recorded in LA was produced by David Foster and features Harvey Mason, Ed Greene, Jay Graydon, Ray Parker Jr. Tower of Power, Ernie Watts. the deluxe LP comes with the original 4p insert with photos and credits.
Wewantsounds is proud to announce the release Akiko Yano's 1981 synth-pop masterpiece 'Tadaima.', co-produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and featuring YMO. The reissue includes original artwork by cult illustrator King Terry, a 2-page insert and OBI Strip (LP) plus a new introduction by renowned DJ and producer Joakim.
Jack Wilkins highly sought-after album recorded for Bob Shad's Mainstream Records in 1973 and featuring his cult rendition of Freddie Hubbard's classic "Red Clay," sampled by A Tribe Called Quest and Chance The Rapper
2-LP / CD / digital
Don Cherry's downtown Paris funk masterwork produced in 1985 by Ramuntcho Matta and originally released by Barclay in France only. The album features French post punk muse Elli Medeiros, avant garde poet Brion Gysin and cult Senegalese drummer Abdoulaye Prosper Niang. Deluxe 2-LP gatefold sleeve with new liner notes by French journalist Jacques Denis.
RECORD STORE DAY
Dave Grusin's superb funky ambient score for Peter Yates' 1973 cult crime movie was never released at the time. Remastered from the original tapes with one bonus alternate take. Featuring a new essay by David Toop and a beautiful gatefold sleeve designed by star illustrator Oliver Barrett
RECORD STORE DAY 2018 (not avail. for France)
Serge Gainsbourg's cult 1968 soundtrack for the French film "Le Pacha" featuring one of his most famous tracks, "Requiem Pour Un Con." Digitally remastered from the original tapes with bonus tracks, it is the first time the full soundtrack is released on vinyl in its entirety. Deluxe gatefold sleeve designed by French Alternative Movie Poster Maxime Pecourt.
Hiroshi Sato's ultra rare synth masterpiece, originally released in 1979 on Kitty Records in Japan only. Featuring Shigeru Suzuki, Haruomi Hosono and Pecker this highly sought-after album on the Balearic scene is released outside of Japan for the first time.
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A superb spiritual jazz album recorded by Buddy Terry in 1971, it features no less than Strata East co-founder Stanley Cowell, Cecil Bridgewater, Buster Williams and Mtume.
Also featuring many beautiful session photos, two bonus tracks and new liner notes by Jacques Denis (Liberation/Superfly)
CD/Gatefold LP Out Now
Recorded in 1971, this beautiful Harold Land record produced by Bob Shad, is nothing but a Harold Land – Bobby Hutcherson Quintet album. Featuring unissued session photos and a CD bonus track plus new liner notes by radio DJ and renowned digger Sam Barbatano (Sunday Jazz, KTRU Houston)
CD/Gatefold LP Out Now
THE SUPREME SOUND OF PRODUCER BOB SHAD
"Bob Shad's Master Sound" Okayplayer
WEWANTSOUNDS are back with a superb selection of Spiritual Jazz and Funk grooves from legendary Producer BOB SHAD’s Mainstream Records catalogue. Many sought-after tracks here have never been reissued and will delight all the crate diggers worldwide.
THE MASTER SOUND OF PRODUCER BOB SHAD
Rare Spiritual Jazz and funk grooves handpicked from legendary Producer BOB SHAD’s Mainstream Records. The compilation features insightful sleevenotes by JUDD APATOW, Bob Shad’s grandson and many treasures are uncovered here for the first time on compilation, all remastered from the original master tapes. CD/2LP/Dig
An impeccable selection of BOSSANOVA sounds from Rio featuring hip cult classics and rarities featuring Elza Soares, Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Johnny Alf, Tamba Trio with an essay by French journalist Jacques Denis (Liberation)
From Paris to Melbourne, Berlin or Athens, a new blend of 70s inspired disco sound is currently taking the dancefloors by storm with artists like Monika, No Zu, L’Impératrice or LeonxLeon, creating a stir on the international scene.