Absolute’s Exclusive Product Releases for Record Store Day 2017

Absolute is excited to announce eight exclusive product releases forthcoming from Crystal Fighters, BABYMETAL, Thunder, Marillion, Ocean Colour Scene, Joe Jackson, RAM Trilogy and Walk And Skank / On A Ragga Tip as part of Record Store Day on the 22nd April, 2017.

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Crystal Fighters – Star of Love

Label: Zirkulo / Format: White Label in a Plain Disco Bag

Selected Zirkulo Remixes’ is a special white label limited edition release for charity featuring selected remixes of Crystal Fighters tracks from over the last 8 years and spanning multiple dance genres, with Disclosure, TEED, Benga, Passion Pit, Charli XCX, dBridge and more included

Thunder – 29 Minutes Later

Label: earMUSIC / Format: 12″ Maxi Single

Recorded live at Gibson Showrooms in London in front of 120 passionate fans, this 6 track acoustic EP recorded for NSPCC/Childline is likely to be a hot item in the wake of the band’s recent top 3 album with “Rip It Up” 

BABYMETAL – Metal Resistance

Label: earMUSIC / Format: 2 x LP 12” in red (heavyweight) vinyl

The dance metal sensation’s second album charted at 15 becoming the biggest album of all time by a Japanese artist in the UK and  was released the week they became the 1st Japanese artist to headline Wembley Arena where they  broke the merchandise record. Includes the single “Karate”. 2x red 180g (heavyweight) vinyl.

RAM Trilogy – Chapters 1 to 6

Label:  RAM Records / Format: LP Box Set

A very special vinyl boxset that will see for the very first time, the iconic RAM Trilogy Chapters 1 to 6 (produced by Andy C, Shimon & Ant Miles) brought together in a bespke set. It will also include a custom, 1 off slip matt. The seminal 6 parts released from 1998 to 2002 by RAM Trilogy (Andy C, Shimon & Ant Miles) brought together for the very first time in this limited-edition boxset. In celebration of 10 years of RSD & 25 years of RAM Records.

Marillion – F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R)

Label: earMUSIC / Format: 2 LP 12” in golden coloured vinyl

Marillion’s UK top 5 album was their biggest in over 25 years and one of the most critically acclaimed of their career, with The Guardian rating it 5 out of 5. The band scooped accolades in Classic Rock Magazine and Prog Magazines’ Critics end of year polls and awards. The Record Store Day release will be on gold double vinyl.

Ocean Colour Scene – Moseley Shoals: Live From The Hydro

Label: Moseley Shoals Records / Format: 12″ picture disc + live show program + signed wallet

Seminal Britpop album performed in full, at The Hydro – package includes a program from the show and a signed insert. The show itself is on a 12″ picture disc featuring shows from the gig.

Joe Jackson – Fools In Love (Live) / Music To Watch Girls Buy (Live)

Label: earMUSIC / Format: 10″ Vinyl Single on White Coloured Vinyl

One of Britain’s greatest singer songwriters releases a very special white 10” vinyl release for RSD. 2 unreleased live songs ‘Fools in Love” his classic hit from his debut album  ‘Look Sharp’  and a cover of “Music to Watch Girls” the song Andy Williams made into a global smash. 

Walk And Skank / On A Ragga Tip – Jah Screechy & SL2

Label: Westbury Music / Format: 12” single

“For the first time on vinyl as a double A-side Jah Screechy – Walk & Skank / SL2 – On a Ragga tip. Originally released in 1984 on Blacker Dread Records, Walk and Skank, produced by Blacker Dread and Festus was one of the key tracks of the early UK dancehall scene. Introduced to mainstream culture when sampled by SL2 for ‘On a Ragga tip’ on XL Recordings which featured in the UK charts for 11 weeks and across Europe becoming a 90’s anthem!!”