To celebrate UMC’s exclusive relationship with the most iconic British music TV show ever, we’ve kicked off a series of music releases with eight 3CD sets celebrating the best chart hits from the show’s lifespan, the period 1964 – 2006. Split neatly into 5-year eras – ‘1964-1969’, ‘1970 – 1974’, ‘1975-1979’, ‘1980-1984’, ‘1985-1989’, ‘1990-1994’, ‘1995-1999’ and ‘2000-2006’ – the sets come branded with the show’s original instantly recognisable logos and contain artists as diverse as The Beach Boys, ABBA, Barry White, Oasis, Soul II Soul, Girls Aloud, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Jam and Blondie. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve also released ‘Top Of The Pops Christmas’, a suitably festive 2-disc collection containing huge Christmas songs from John Lennon, Band Aid, Elton John and more plus a selection of Christmas Number 1’s from the likes of The Human League, Girls Aloud and The Flying Pickets.
Marvel Music, Hollywood Records and UMC release the long awaited Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 (songs only soundtrack), alongside the Tyler Bates composed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Original Score album. A sequel to the hugely successful Grammy® nominated soundtrack to the first film - certified platinum in the UK and the US and the first soundtrack album consisting of entirely previously released songs to go to #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart - Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 is a collection of 14 songs that play a pivotal role in telling the Guardians story.
It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition packages on May 26 (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/USM). The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including no fewer than 34 previously unreleased recordings.
This is the first time Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings, and it is the first Beatles album to be remixed and expanded since the 2003 release of Let It Be… Naked.
A special box set of Queen's landmark 1977 album News of the World is set for release towards the end of this year, marking the 40th anniversary of the original release.
Originally launched in October 1977, News of the World is one of Queen's biggest selling albums of all time. It opens with two of the band's most indestructible worldwide hits, the Brian May-penned We Will Rock You and Freddie Mercury's We Are The Champions.
The new package includes the original album on CD, plus two further CDs of recently unearthed out-takes and rarities from the band's archives, one of which is a newly created ‘alternative’ version of the whole album – Raw Sessions.
Diamonds, Elton John’s forthcoming ultimate greatest hits collection, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of his phenomenal songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin, is out now in a variety of different formats:
3 CD limited edition box set
2 LP gatefold album
Spanning the many decades of Elton’s unparalleled career, each collection features newly remastered audio and is illustrated by British artist Richard Kilroy with iconic Elton looks from each of the five decades of his career.
“We are at 50 years, and our relationship is healthier than it’s ever been. There have been times in our relationship when we’ve written with other people, but it still didn’t stop the love. I love Bernie more than I’ve ever done and I think he probably feels the same way about me, because we’ve both led separate lives; we both write in separate rooms. We have an amazing respect and love for each other that’s only grown.”
Def Leppard’s legendary catalogue is now available to stream and download via your favourite digital platforms.
“It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalogue finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially and more recently the reemergence of vinyl, we’re now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it’s as exciting as the original releases were.” - Joe Elliott “We felt we'd been left out of the digital party, but it's a thrill for us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say ‘Yeah, you can stream us, download us and hear us on all digital outlets’". - Phil Collen
You can now stream & download:
‘A Real Labour Of Love’ is the new album from UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, to be released March 2nd on UMC. Lead single ‘She Loves Me Now’ received its exclusive first play today on BBC Radio 2, and will be available tomorrow to stream and download as an instant grat with album pre-orders.
As founding members of Britain’s biggest reggae band UB40, singer Ali Campbell, second vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Now with ‘A Real Labour Of Love’ the trio give us a fresh take on the legendary series of albums, putting the focus primarily on reggae tracks from the 1980s.
The Beach Boys are pleased to announce a new album, The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, that spans decades of timeless Beach Boys hits and favourites across its 17 tracks.
Conducted by Steve Sidwell and Sally Herbert, who also wrote several of the album’s new symphonic arrangements, the orchestra dove into The Beach Boys classics, including the new album’s earliest hit, 1964’s “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and its most recent one, 1988’s “Kokomo.” The album also features the orchestra’s new turns on the signature classics “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,”
Guns N’ Roses release Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition box set. Commemorating the band’s highly influential album debut Appetite For Destruction, this lavish box set is the ultimate GnFnR fan’s dream fulfilled.
Appetite will also be released in concurrent multiple configurations, Appetite For Destruction will be made available in a 4CD/1Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition with a 96 page book featuring unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, a 2CD Deluxe Edition, 2LP 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition, 1 CD remaster, and digital download/streaming equivalents.
Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. They went on to captivate the entire world with the July 21, 1987 release of Appetite For Destruction, which remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, moving over 30 million copies globally. Appetite features such indelible tracks such as the No. 1 single “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Nightrain,” and “Paradise City.”
25th anniversary reissue of The Cranberries’ debut album that has sold over 5,000,000 in the US and over 600,000 in the UK. They were one of the biggest bands of the nineties and this album includes their global hits “Linger” and “Dreams”. The album has been remastered at Abbey Road (under the supervision of the band’s Noel Hogan).
The 4CD deluxe box set will be in a clamshell box and features 5 demos only available on a 300 issue limited release cassette and 30 unreleased tracks.
Expanded and Deluxe editions to feature previously unreleased material including demos, rough mixes, video, live albums, interviews, never before seen photos and more.
The re-release of …And Justice For All has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality, as overseen by Greg Fidelman, and will be available in multiple digital and physical configurations.
20th anniversary reissue of Massive Attack’s double platinum (UK) album featuring the original album re-mastered + an album of previously unreleased dub remixes by the Mad Professor (2CD and 3LP super deluxe only).
Widely hailed as their masterpiece, and voted 15 in Q Magazine’s 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2000), Mezzanine saw the band move away from the ‘trip-hop’ sound they had helped define to embrace rock and electronica.
Chris Cornell commemorates his life and legacy not only as a singer, but as a poet and one of the most prolific writers and greatest voices of the modern rock era. Vicky, worked extensively with Chris’ bandmates and friends to compile a collection of material from the late artist’s expansive career, showcasing his contribution to music history with selections culled from the deep catalogs of his three influential bands— Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave— as well as songs from his solo career.
The first unreleased track, “When Bad Does Good,” was produced, recorded, and mixed by Cornell and was found in his personal recordings archive. The track was a favourite of his and it wasn’t until friend Josh Brolin, reminded Vicky of the unreleased song, that she decided to share it with his fans.
Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl Version Includes Mono 12” Single “Sympathy For the Devil” & Flexi Disc of 1968 Jagger Interview wrapped in RSVP Cover Art
Beggars Banquet was the first Stones album produced by Jimmy Miller, and marks the start of what is considered their most prolific album era. Beggars Banquet has a special place in the history of the band, as it is the final album completed with the original lineup of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.
In the August 10, 1968 issue of Rolling Stone, magazine founder and editor Jann Wenner previewed the album for his readers noting, “The Rolling Stones have returned, and they are bringing back rock and roll with them. They have finished their next album — titled Beggars’ Banquet — and it is the best record they have yet done. In all aspects it is a great album; great Rolling Stones’ material and performance; a great rock and roll album, without pretense, an achievement of significance in both lyrics and music.” Wenner also put Mick on the cover of that issue, with a boastful headline, “The Stones Make the Great Comeback of Their Career.”
On October 5, Universal Music celebrates the apex of John Lennon’s solo career with a six-disc box set, Imagine – The Ultimate Collection.
A timeless record which stands the test of time with seminal songs such as ‘Imagine’, ‘Jealous Guy’, ‘Give Me Some Truth’ and ‘How Do You Sleep?’ amongst many more, the album also includes notable contributions from fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison.
This new edition takes us on incredibly personal journey through the entire songwriting and recording process – from the very first writing and demo sessions at John’s home studio at Tittenhurst Park through to the final co-production with Phil Spector – providing a remarkable testament of the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their own words.
The lost album from Glen Campbell, Sings For The King contains eighteen recently unearthed and restored studio recordings from 1965-1967 that cast new light on the influence that Campbell had on America’s greatest rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.
Before Glen Campbell’s breakthrough single, “Gentle On My Mind,” Campbell was recording songs for legendary songwriter, Ben Weisman, who wrote an unmatched 57 songs recorded by Elvis Presley. Campbell had an uncanny knack for singing in Elvis Presley’s key, and thirteen of these tracks went on to be recorded and released by Presley.
The collection highlights Campbell’s incredible musicianship and contains “We Call On Him,” a previously unreleased duet fused from the vocals of Presley and Campbell.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the multi-million selling band’s first album, Outlandos d’Amour, we present a limited edition 6-disc vinyl box set featuring all five studio albums.
Also includes an exclusive bonus 12-track LP – ‘Flexible Strategies’ comprised of non-album b-sides.
The collection features 14 U.K. Top 20 singles, including five U.K. single number ones, four U.K number one albums, that all went on to sell millions of copies around the world.
We are pleased to announce the release of two super deluxe reissues of Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Wild Life” and “Red Rose Speedway”
“Wild Life” is the eleventh release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, personally supervised by Paul McCartney. It is the edebut album by Wings and the third studio album by Paul McCartney since the breakup of the Beatles.
This 4 disc (3CD, 1DVD) numbered limited deluxe edition features:
Red Rose Speedway is the second studio album by Paul McCartney and Wings. The album was released in 1973. Red Rose Speedway reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and “My Love” was a No. 1 single in the US and the most popular track from the album.
This 6 disc (3CD, 2DVD + 1Blu-ray) numbered limited deluxe edition features:
Def Leppard, Britain’s greatest arena rock band, are set to release The Story So Far… an album of the bands greatest hits and songs from their illustrious career. This set includes the previously unreleased Personal Jesus available for the first time on CD.
Having sold over 65 million albums worldwide since their debut release in 1980 and proved themselves one of rock music’s hardest working and consistently powerful live bands (playing to over 50 million fans in the last 15 years alone).
The newly mastered set is available in 3 formats 2-CD/1-CD/2-LP which features a free 7” single with Personal Jesus and a brand-new song (only available physically on this format) We All Need Christmas.
The band are currently touring the United Sates before returning to the UK for a sold-out arena tour playing the classic album Hysteria live in the full and other classics.
Sing-along to all your favourite Disney songs with the brand new album Sing Your Heart Out Disney.
Featuring hits from Moana & Frozen alongside classics from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and more... Includes bonus sing-along tracks and lyric booklet!
Following on from the global success of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, Apple Corps and USM are proud to present the next multi-format Beatles album reissue of ‘The Beatles’ (otherwise known as the White Album) to celebrate the iconic albums 50th anniversary in 2018.
This is the first time The BEATLES (‘White Album’) has been remixed and presented with New Mixes in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio; Expanded with Previously Unreleased Demos and Session Recordings
Brian Eno is reissuing 4 seminal albums, ‘Discreet Music, ‘Music For Films, ‘Music For Airports’ and ‘On Land’.
These deluxe, limited edition, 2LP heavyweight vinyl have been remastered for 45rpm, in gatefold sleeve with Obi spine strip, Abbey Road Certificate of authenticity and a download voucher.