New Pre Orders at Orchard Records 3rd March 2024 Unveiling This Week's Must-Have Vinyl and CD's - backup

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Greetings, music enthusiasts and vinyl collectors! We're thrilled to invite you on a sonic adventure with Orchard Records, where the latest and greatest sounds are ready to be unveiled through our exclusive pre-order service


Bruce Springteen - Best Of

Due 19th April

"Best Of Bruce Springsteen" sounds like a fantastic compilation that offers a comprehensive overview of Bruce Springsteen's illustrious career. Spanning fifty years of recording, it promises to be a treat for both long-time fans and newcomers to his music. The inclusion of iconic tracks like "Born to Run" and "Hungry Heart" alongside lesser-known gems like "Growin' Up" and "Hello Sunshine" ensures a well-rounded listening experience. Moreover The addition of archival photos and a new essay adds an extra layer of depth, providing context and insight into Springsteen's evolution as an artist.

Def Leppard - Pyromania

Due 26th April

"Pyromania" stands as a pivotal moment in the history of rock music, catapulting Def Leppard into the stratosphere of rock legend status. Released in 1983, the album marked a significant transition for the band with the introduction of guitarist Phil Collen, who seamlessly integrated into the lineup following Pete Willis' departure. The album's standout tracks, including the chart-topping hits "Photograph" and "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)," solidified Def Leppard's place in the pantheon of rock music. These singles not only dominated the charts but also became anthems for a generation of rock fans worldwide.

Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen

Due 17th May

"Whatever and Ever Amen" stands as a defining moment for Ben Folds Five, showcasing the trio's distinctive blend of alternative rock and piano-driven melodies. Released in 1997 as their sophomore effort, the album quickly garnered acclaim for its raw emotion, sharp wit, and infectious hooks. Highlighted by fan-favorite tracks such as "Brick," "Kate," and "Song for the Dumped," the album captivated audiences with its honest lyricism and dynamic instrumentation. "Brick," in particular, struck a chord with listeners for its poignant portrayal of a difficult subject matter, earning widespread recognition and becoming a signature song for the band.

St. Vincent - All Born Screaming

Due 26th April

Annie Clark, known by her stage name St. Vincent, has consistently pushed the boundaries of modern music since her debut in 2007 with "Marry Me." Throughout her career, she has garnered critical acclaim and amassed a devoted fanbase for her innovative approach to songwriting and performance. With each release, St. Vincent continues to defy expectations and push creative boundaries, cementing her status as one of the most captivating and influential forces in modern music. "All Born Screaming" is sure to be another milestone in her illustrious career, further solidifying her legacy as a true innovator in the industry.

Cage the Elephant - Neon Pill

Due 17th May

"Neon Pill" marks the eagerly awaited return of Cage The Elephant, following their critically acclaimed album "Social Cues," which took home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2019. With anticipation running high among fans and music enthusiasts alike, "Neon Pill" promises to deliver another dose of the band's signature sound and captivating energy. With "Neon Pill," fans can expect a fresh exploration of the band's sonic palette, as they continue to push boundaries and evolve their sound. Drawing on influences ranging from rock and alternative to blues and punk, Cage The Elephant's music resonates with authenticity and emotion, captivating listeners with its raw energy and infectious melodies.

Carly Pearce - Hummingbird

Due 14th June

Carly Pearce's upcoming fourth studio album, "hummingbird," is poised to be a significant milestone in her career, marking her debut as a co-producer and showcasing her evolution as an artist.  Produced by Pearce herself, along with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, "hummingbird" promises to fully encapsulate Pearce's authentic country sound while delving into themes of growth, humility, understanding, playfulness, and optimism. The symbolism of the hummingbird serves as a fitting metaphor for the album's overarching themes, reflecting Pearce's journey of personal and artistic development.

TNT - Realized Fantasies

LP Turquoise Vinyl Due 12th April

TNT's fifth studio album, "Realized Fantasies," released in 1992, showcased the band's exceptional musicianship and unique blend of glam metal with progressive elements. Led by the stunning vocal range of lead singer Tony Harnell and the impressive guitar skills of Ronni Le Tekrø, TNT carved out their own niche in the heavy metal scene. One of the distinguishing features of TNT was their ability to infuse pop-metal with a progressive edge, creating a sound that set them apart from the typical glam metal bands of the era. Harnell's powerful vocals and Le Tekrø's intricate guitar work contributed to the band's distinctive sound, earning them a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim.

The Move - Message From The Country

LP White Vinyl Due 12th April

"Message From The Country" stands as a significant milestone in the career of The Move, a British rock band known for their innovative sound and dynamic performances. Released as their fourth and final studio album, "Message From The Country" showcased the talents of band members Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne, and Bev Bevan, who would go on to found Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). The album's sound is heavily influenced by The Beatles, with stylistic elements reminiscent of the iconic band's music. However, "Message From The Country" also retains the distinct sound that would later become characteristic of ELO, as it was recorded during the same recording sessions as the first ELO album.

Saxon - Dogs Of War

LP Gold Vinyl Due 12th April

"Dogs of War" stands as a pivotal album in Saxon's discography, marking a period of both musical evolution and lineup changes for the heavy metal band. Released in 1995 as their twelfth studio album, "Dogs of War" arrived after a three-year recording hiatus, during which the band underwent significant shifts in their sound and personnel. Following the success of albums like "Solid Ball of Rock" and "Forever Free" in the early '90s, Saxon managed to silence skeptics and reaffirm their status as heavy metal stalwarts. With "Dogs of War," the band returned to the forefront of the genre, delivering a thunderous and massive-sounding album that captivated audiences worldwide.

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble Soul To Soul

LP Translucent Red Vinyl Due 12th April

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble indeed had a knack for interpreting and infusing their own style into classic blues songs written by legendary artists like Hank Ballard, Doyle Bramhall, and Willie Dixon. Their ability to blend various influences while maintaining a modern blues sound solidified Vaughan's reputation as a masterful musician. In addition to their adeptness at covering blues standards, Stevie Ray Vaughan's original compositions showcased his growth as both a performer and a songwriter. Tracks like "Say What," "Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love," and "Life Without You" demonstrate Vaughan's deep connection to the blues tradition while also revealing his unique voice and musical sensibilities.

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