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Xmas Gift Guide

December 13, 2018

Still short a few gifts? Don’t panic. We’ve got some great Xmas box set suggestions for you…

If you’re anything like The Clash’s famously anti-establishment Joe Strummer, you’re probably leaving all your Xmas shopping to the last minute despite that inevitable, panicky, Xmas Eve dash along a snow covered High Street (well known to be the inspiration for ‘White Riot’).

But even if you’re more of a forward planner, such as the famously conscientious Billie Holiday who always has all her gifts under the tree by December 3rd, there’s always someone we end up scratching our heads over.

Either way, we’ve got you covered with recommendations for all manner of tricky recipients.

THE CLASH – ‘SOUNDSYSTEM’

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Originally released in 2013 to critical acclaim and featuring all of the band’s studio albums (minus 1985’s ‘Cut The Crap’) remastered by Mick Jones himself plus there’re more extras than you can shake the remains of a stage-smashed Fender Precision bass at.

PERFECT FOR: Any young relative slowly transitioning away from autotune.

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GEORGE MICHAEL – ‘LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE / MTV UNPLUGGED’

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This limited edition deluxe set includes George Michael’s ground-breaking album ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1’, now remastered. CD 2 comprises his captivating MTV Unplugged live show from 1996, showcasing 10 songs from Wham!, Faith, Listen Without Prejudice and Older, available here for the very first time. One of our finest, and most terribly missed, artists at the height of his powers.

PERFECT FOR: Anyone you know who doubts that pop and genius can co-exist

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ‘THE ALBUMS COLLECTION VOL. 1 (1973-1984)’

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Remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984, a period that saw The Boss produce some of his darkest and yet also most commercially successful material. That’s ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ’, ‘The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle’, ‘Born To Run’, ‘Darkness On The Edge of Town’, ‘The River’, ‘Nebraska’ and ‘Born In The USA’.

PERFECT FOR: Anyone who thinks Springsteen begins and ends with ‘Born In The USA’ (although they get that too).

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BILLIE HOLIDAY _ ‘LADY DAY: THE COMPLETE BILLIE HOLIDAY ON COLUMBIA – 1933-1944’

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Release in 2000, ‘Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933–1944’ is a ten-CD box set of master recordings and alternate takes by the legendary Billie Holiday. The box is cut like a 78 LP and contains CD remasters of Holiday’s songs recorded for Columbia, rare photographs, a discography, and liner notes by Gary Giddins.

PERFECT FOR: People who think they’ve already heard every note Billie Holiday ever sang.

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EARTH, WIND AND FIRE – ‘THE COLUMBIA MASTERS’

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A rigid slipcase boxset containing each and every individual album packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that album’s original cover art with an extensive booklet. The full line up is; ‘Last Days and Time’, ‘Head to the Sky’, ‘Open Our Eyes’, ‘That’s the Way of the World’, ‘Gratitude’, ‘Spirit’, ‘All ‘N All’, ‘The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1’, ‘I Am’, ‘Faces’, ‘Raise’!, ‘Powerlight’, ‘Electric Universe’, ‘Touch the World’, ‘Heritage’ and ‘Constellations’ (a new compilation supervised by Maurice White.)

PERFECT FOR: Musical history buffs who also love to dance.

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ELVIS PRESLEY – THE PERFECT ELVIS PRESLEY SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION – BOXSET

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The King wasn’t just a monarch of music, let’s never forget that he was a towering presence on screen as well. This essential 20 CD collection marries both – as well as 17 original soundtracks this collection also features three new compilations of ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Follow That Dream’ (a compilation of Flaming Star, Follow That Dream and Kid Galahad) and ‘Viva Las Vegas’. Each and every CD is presented in individual replica LP covers and housed in a handy cube box.

PERFECT FOR: Anyone who watches Elvis movies with their eyes closed, and a tear rolling down one cheek.

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THE PERFECT ROOTS & BLUES COLLECTION

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Sometime after the Great War of 1914-1918 the American music business really started to get going. Much of what was recorded is now forgotten, with the most historically important work being done away from the mainstream with pioneering record producers and enthusiastic entrepreneurs recording the music that would become the building blocks for the greatest sounds of the latter part of the century. This collection on 20 CDs gives you an exceptional entry point into the heart and soul of roots and blues.

PERFECT FOR: Anyone who wants to know exactly where it all began.

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‘SIMON & GARFUNKEL’ – THE COMPLETE ALBUMS COLLECTION

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‘Simon & Garfunkel: The Complete Albums Collection’ is the fifth (count ’em) box set of Simon & Garfunkel recordings. This 12 CD set contains all the studio albums from 1964 to 1970, remastered, as well as the soundtrack for The Graduate, the 1972 Greatest Hits collection and four previously unreleased live concert recordings. A legendary set of material from a legendary duo.

PERFECT FOR: Your aunt who wishes they could just have worked it all out.

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LOU REED – ‘THE RCA & ARISTA VINYL COLLECTION, VOL.1’

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A specially collectible 6LP 12″ vinyl editions, ‘Lou Reed- The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection, Vol 1’ consists of six album titles pressed on high fidelity 150gram vinyl and housed in a meticulous reproduction of the original packaging including a 30 page softcover book featuring previously unseen photos and memorabilia from Lou’s personal archives and insightful liner notes. Those albums are: ‘Berlin’, ‘Transformer’, ‘Coney Island Baby’, ‘Rock N Roll Animal’, ‘The Blue Mask’ and ‘Street Hassle’.

PERFECT FOR: Your grandma who needs a walk on the wild side. Or at least a perfect day.

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P!NK – ‘THE ALBUMS…SO FAR!!!’

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A collection of the first six records from America’s pop/punk commanderess in chief. So that’s ‘Can’t Take Me Home’, ‘Missundaztood’, ‘Try This’, ‘I’m Not Dead’, ‘Funhouse’ and ‘The Truth About Love’. P!nk splits opinion like few other artists, but there’s no one with a better claim to having dragged pop and rock together, kicking and, often, screaming like a pair of distant cousins at a wedding.

PERFECT FOR: Anyone who just needs to damn well dance.

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DEPECHE MODE – 12″ SINGLES COLLECTION

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Depeche Mode’s formidable single discography is in the process of being remastered and reissued as 12″ box sets. One of the earliest adopters and most enthusiastic proponents of 12″ vinyl, Depeche Mode’s blend of pop, rock and electronica has always been a great fit for the format’s superior sound and deeper grooves. The first four box sets – ‘Speak & Spell’, ‘A Broken Frame’, ‘Construction Time Again’ and ‘Some Great Reward’ are out now.

PERFECT FOR: Your uncle with a Dave Gahan tattoo and a £2000 turntable.

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Depeche Mode – The 12″ Singles Part Three

Depeche Mode – The 12″ Singles Part Three

Great news – the latest set of luxurious Depeche Mode 12″ single box sets – ‘Black Celebration | The 12″ Singles’ and ‘Music For The Masses | The 12″ Singles’, will be released on May 31.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: DEPECHE MODE – ‘ENJOY THE SILENCE (LIVE IN BERLIN)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: DEPECHE MODE – ‘ENJOY THE SILENCE (LIVE IN BERLIN)’

This live video for 1990 hit ‘Enjoy The Silence’ brilliantly captures the atmosphere of the Basildon boys in action.

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Elvis –  ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’ – Out Now

Elvis – ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’ – Out Now

As a whole host of stars prepare to honour The King in the ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’, we’re proud to announce the companion album, ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’, out now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE CLASH – ‘I FOUGHT THE LAW’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE CLASH – ‘I FOUGHT THE LAW’

For the first Video Of The Week of 2019, it’s entirely apposite that we should turn our attention to what was The Clash’s first single release in the US.

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Merry Xmas From Elvis Presley & Apple Music

Merry Xmas From Elvis Presley & Apple Music

From ‘The First Noel’ to ‘Blue Christmas’, no-one does festive like Elvis…

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DEPECHE MODE 12″ SINGLES SERIES CONTINUES – OUT NOW

DEPECHE MODE 12″ SINGLES SERIES CONTINUES – OUT NOW

The Depeche Mode 12″ Single Series continues with the release of ‘Construction Time Again’ and ‘Some Great Reward’. Both box sets contain six 12″ singles and an exclusive 7″ vinyl and are packaged in deluxe numbered boxes with reproductions of rare original UK marketing posters and download cards, out now.

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Xmas Gift Guide

Xmas Gift Guide

Still short a few gifts? Don’t panic. We’ve got some great Xmas box set suggestions for you…

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Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)’ – OUT NOW

Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)’ – OUT NOW

On December 3rd, 1968 Elvis Presley performed live for the first time in seven years. Broadcast on NBC, it would become known as the ’68 Comeback Special’ and one of the most vital live performances of all time. Half a century later, we’re proud to present the ’50th Anniversary Edition’, available now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Clampdown’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Clampdown’

Today of all days we need something explosive, so let’s do it in style with the righteous fury of The Clash.

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Depeche Mode Singles, Remastered & Reissued on 12″ Vinyl – OUT NOW

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We’re excited to announce that Depeche Mode’s formidable single discography is to be remastered and reissued as 12″ box sets. The first pair of collector’s items – ‘Speak & Spell | The 12″ Singles’ and ‘A Broken Frame | The 12″ Singles’ – are out now.

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Elvis Presley – ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ – OUT NOW

Elvis Presley – ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ – OUT NOW

The new album, featuring a brand new duet with Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley, and 13 other inspirational performances from gospel legends who performed with the King, out now.

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special – Fifty Years On

Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special – Fifty Years On

It’s fifty years since the comeback to end them all – the Elvis Presley ’68 Comeback Special – and we’re celebrating with special film screenings across the UK and Ireland. Read on….

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Twin Depeche Mode 12″ Box Sets On The Way

Twin Depeche Mode 12″ Box Sets On The Way

The Depeche Mode 12″ singles collectors’ edition box set series is launching with the release of ‘Speak & Spell | The 12″ Singles’ and ‘A Broken Frame | The 12″ Singles’ on August 31

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ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER – SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW

ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER – SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW

Presenting the complete, unabridged story of Elvis Presley – ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ is a two-part three-hour film presentation airing on HBO, 8pm April 14. The superb soundtrack is available now.

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‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’

‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’

As Christmas approaches we’re proud to present the brand new album ‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’, as The King meets The Strings for the finest of festive fanfares.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame – 2018 Inductees

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame – 2018 Inductees

The 2018 shortlist for induction into Cleveland, OH’s legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame is out, and five Legacy artists are up for the honour. We need your vote!

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Tommy Gun’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Tommy Gun’

The first single from the criminally underrated ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ album, ‘Tommy Gun’ was aggressively political even by The Clash’s acerbic standards.

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ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

“What other name roars?”

Elvis Presley defined and redefined music and touched countless lives in the process.

Here are some of your stories of how The King helped you live.

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Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’

Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’

As the world celebrates the music & life of Elvis Aaron Presley, we’re proud to present an enduring, fan-favourite collection of his finest music – ‘Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’.

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Elvis For Everybody

Elvis For Everybody

Let’s celebrate The King – tell us what kind of Elvis fan you are and we’ll make a playlist just for you…

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ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

Elvis is – to so, so many – the most iconic artist of all time, defining genres, eras and even stardom itself. Forty years ago this month he tragically passed away, now we want your stories of how how Elvis Aaron Presley touched your life.

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Artist of the Month: Elvis Presley

Artist of the Month: Elvis Presley

This month, we join the world in celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley. The King is our Artist of the Month.

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Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

We’re proud to announce that on Friday July 28, Sony Legacy will be releasing the most comprehensive early Elvis library ever assembled.

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Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

We’re giving you the chance to win one of our CD Book Sets – take your pick from Bob Dylan’s The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-1991, Elvis Presley’s Platinum A Life In Music or AC/DC’s Black Tracks.

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: Depeche Mode – ‘Strangelove’

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: Depeche Mode – ‘Strangelove’

The first single from the game-changing ‘Music For The Masses’ (re-released on vinyl this month) ‘Strangelove’s brooding synth and dissonant vocals set the tone for much of Depeche Mode’s future output.

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The Clash: Top Tracks

The Clash: Top Tracks
Depeche Mode – ‘Spirit’ – March 17

Depeche Mode – ‘Spirit’ – March 17

The 14th Depeche Mode studio album, ‘Spirit’ is the band’s first new release for four years. It’s out on March 17 and the excitement is palpable…

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Depeche Mode – Reissued LPs

Depeche Mode – Reissued LPs

Today sees a whole host of classic 180 gsm vinyl from our Artist of the Month, the excitingly innovative Depeche Mode, reissued at a very special price.

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Artist of the Month: Depeche Mode

Artist of the Month: Depeche Mode

Many are the bands that make overblown boasts about straddling the planet but few make good on that promise in quite the way Depeche Mode’s ‘Music for the Masses’ did upon its release in 1987…

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Watch Kate Moss channel her own inner Elvis

Watch Kate Moss channel her own inner Elvis

Kate Moss channels her love of rock and roll (and her own inner Elvis) in a brand new music video for “The Wonder of You”!

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‘Depeche Mode – The Video Singles Collection’ – Out Now

‘Depeche Mode – The Video Singles Collection’ – Out Now

We’re proud to present ‘Depeche Mode – The Video Singles Collection’, out now.

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Top 10 Depeche Mode Videos

Top 10 Depeche Mode Videos

With ‘Depeche Mode – The Video Singles Collection’ out this week, we’re running down some of the legendary act’s best visual moments…

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WIN ‘DEPECHE MODE: VIDEO SINGLES COLLECTION’

WIN ‘DEPECHE MODE: VIDEO SINGLES COLLECTION’

Fancy getting your hands on Depeche Mode’s Video Singles Collection plus eight classic albums on vinyl?

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THE RETURN OF THE KING

THE RETURN OF THE KING

Elvis Presley has today become the most successful solo artist in UK chart history as he scores his 13th number one album with ‘The Wonder of You’.

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‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ – Out Now

‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ – Out Now

‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ is out now. Get more info, including tour dates, and watch some album previews here…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – ‘COMPLETE CONTROL’ – THE CLASH

LEGACY READER DIGEST

LEGACY READER DIGEST

A round up of the best from to read and watch on the web from September

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Depeche Mode announce Video Singles Collection!

Depeche Mode announce Video Singles Collection!

Read more about Depeche Mode’s latest collection!

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The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley: with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Out Now

The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley: with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Out Now

Read more about the follow up album to the #1 selling ‘If I Can Dream’, out now…

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Stranger Things: Soundtrack

Stranger Things: Soundtrack

Take a listen to the soundtrack playlist!

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NYC Legacy Locations

NYC Legacy Locations

Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!

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Depeche Mode: Top tracks

Depeche Mode: Top tracks
Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room

Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room

Read more about the definitive new 2CD collection of Elvis Presley’s last studio recordings…

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50 Legendary British Albums

50 Legendary British Albums

Legendary albums are available for a special price on iTunes…

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The Clash – Top tracks

The Clash – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. London Calling
    The Clash
  2. Train in vain
    The Clash
  3. White riot
    The Clash
  4. Should I stay or should I go
    The Clash
  5. I fought the law
    The Clash
  6. and lots more!
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Simon & Garfunkel – Top tracks

Simon & Garfunkel – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Bridge over troubled water
    Simon & Garfunkel
  2. The sound of silence
    Simon & Garfunkel
  3. America
    Simon & Garfunkel
  4. The boxer
    Simon & Garfunkel
  5. You can call me Al
    Simon & Garfunkel
  6. and lots more!
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Iconic photographs mapped around London

Iconic photographs mapped around London

Take a different look at classic album covers and iconic pix from the likes of Hendrix, Dylan, The Clash etc.

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Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day 2016

Here are this year’s much anticipated releases!

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Elvis – Top tracks

Elvis – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Heartbreak hotel
    Elvis Presley
  2. G.I. blues
    Elvis Presley
  3. Don't be cruel
    Elvis Presley
  4. Can't help falling in love
    Elvis Presley
  5. If I can dream
    Elvis Presley
  6. and lots more!!
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THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

In our new feature we look back at what was happening in the Official UK Albums Chart, just about 44 years ago

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Happy Birthday To The King

Happy Birthday To The King

Today we celebrate Elvis’ 81st Birthday!

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Elvis Presley – The Album Collection

Elvis Presley – The Album Collection

The definitive Elvis Presley Box Set collection featuring 60 CDs!

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Elvis at the O2: 50% Off Tickets For You!

Elvis at the O2: 50% Off Tickets For You!

You can go for a special price with Legacy…

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Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

‘If I Can Dream’ – Out now.

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IN 1977 I HOPE I GO TO HEAVEN

IN 1977 I HOPE I GO TO HEAVEN

THE CLASH, PUNK ROCK, AND BRITAIN IN THE 1970S

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Elvis If I Can Dream: Playback Event

Elvis If I Can Dream: Playback Event

Take a look at what happened at the UK’s first official playback of Elvis: If I Can Dream with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra…

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Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘If I Can Dream’

Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘If I Can Dream’

More info on  ‘If I Can Dream’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Mrs Robinson

Simon & Garfunkel

Vinyl Of The Week: The Clash

Vinyl Of The Week: The Clash

Our vinyl of the week is Black Market Clash by The Clash…

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Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

We’re celebrating the launch of our website with a very nice competition for you guys…

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We Are…No.1

We Are…No.1

…with Paul Simon: The Ultimate Collection

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London Calling

The Clash

If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures
Including Dirty Dancing, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, Bonnie Tyler, Rick Astley, a-ha, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M, Billy Ocean and more