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Re-releases, special editions and re-masters: how far is too far?

If you have an original copy of The Beatles ‘Please Please Me’ on vinyl – the earliest 1963 release – you could cash in at over £10,000. There simply weren’t many of them on first pressing, but in various formats almost one hundred versions of the debut have been printed

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My #RSD13: James Blake’s James Blake

With James Blake‘s self-titled debut album seeing a Record Store Day reissue this weekend, Seb Law and Alex Cull decided the time was nigh to revisit – and debate – what’s been one of the most divisive dubstep releases in recent years.

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My #RSD13: Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter

With Nick Drake’s self-titled record – a US-only compilation of tracks from the much-revered British folkie’s first two albums, Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter – getting a Record Store Day reissue this weekend, Alex Cull acknowledges the legacy of what could be Drake’s most influential release: 1970’s Bryter

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New Single: Jessie Ware – “Imagine it Was Us”

Jessie Ware exploded onto the UK music scene in June 2012 with her hit single “Wildest Moments.” She followed up that success with an August release of the critically-acclaimed album Devotion, which peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and garnered two BRIT nominations and …

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Preview – Herbert’s comprehensive collection “Herbert Complete”

Further to our piece on his celebrated album “Bodily Functions”, we at Notion are thrilled to have two more nuggets of delight to share with you in anticipation of the release of Matthew Herbert’s box set “Herbert Complete”. With a track listing in excess of 130 songs, spanning over …

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A Celebration of “Bodily Functions”

Matthew Herbert released “Bodily Functions” in 2001 and combined all of his ambitions as a house musician into one massively ambitious album. With sounds of teeth clacking and various other bodily noises, Hebert’s tracks hit some kind of strange euphoria that make it a classic.

In celebration of this classic …

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Album Review: Oh Minnows – For Shadows

Digitally released back in 2011, For Shadows has now been re-formatted and re-ordered to mark the physical release of Oh Minnows’ debut. I guess there’s two ways of answering why musicians decide to reissue a record – either it wasn’t as successful as they’d hoped the first time around, …

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