Burning Shed News (May 30, 2018)

Andy Partridge

Apples & Oranges / Humanoid Boogie (10” vinyl preorder)


Andy has always had a special affection for the music of the late 1960s and so when it came to making initial recordings in his newly upgraded studio he turned to favourites from that era, specifically, Syd Barrett’s “Apples & Oranges” and The Bonzo Dog Band’s “Humanoid Boogie”.

Exclusive to the APE store, here’s your chance to own those recordings on a very limited 10” vinyl EP with the songs in both stereo and mono housed in a groovy picture sleeve.

All orders come with a postcard signed by Mr Andy Partridge. Only 1396 copies are available.

Preorder now for when the moon’s in June (the 28th, to be precise)

 

David Gilmour

Screen Prints (various posters pre-order)


Classic ‘Animals’ era image of David Gilmour with a Battersea Power Station& Flying Pig background.

These limited 24×36” screen prints are designed by Carl Glover and screen printed in various colours plus a gold, silver or rainbow foil.

– 24″ x 36″ print
– Each colour is a strictly limited edition and prices vary
– The most expensive prints include a bonus set of five 9×12” mini prints

Preorder opens at 4pm UK time on Friday 25th May (shipping 22nd June)

 

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Burning Shed News (May 17, 2018)

 

Paul Draper

Sale (various items)


The first in a series of sales to celebrate 10 years of the Kscope label.

Many Paul Draper items – including the extremely limited limited cassette edition of Spooky Action – will be available at a reduced price until May 31st.

David Bowie

Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) (cd pre-order)


Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) captures Bowie live during the ISOLAR II tour at Earls Court, London on the 30th June and 1st July 1978.

The album was recorded by Tony Visconti and was mixed by David and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux in January 1979.

Initials copies of the CD are packaged in a six-panel digipak with rare photos from Sukita and Chris Walters

Double CD in digipak.

Pre-order for 29th June release.

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Burning Shed’s Latest (May 14, 2018)

King Crimson

Discipline (vinyl pre-order)


Discipline is the ninth in a series of audiophile King Crimson vinyl reissues.

Super-heavyweight – 200g – cut from the masters used for the 30th anniversary series and approved by Robert Fripp, this vinyl version echoes the 30th anniversary edition CD and contains two takes of the majestic Matte Kudasai (featuring Adrian Belew’s lead guitar on track 3 side A and Robert Fripp’s lead guitar as a bonus track at the end of side B – uncredited as per the CD).

Pre-order for 15th June release.

 

Nine Inch Nails

Bad Witch (cd / vinyl pre-orders)


The six track Bad Witch is Nine Inch Nails’ first full-length album since 2013 and completes a trilogy of story-telling/conceptual releases (that includes 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s Add Violence EPs ).

Available as CD and vinyl editions.

Pre-order for 22nd June release.

 

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention

Burnt Weeny Sandwich (vinyl pre-order)


A 180g audiophile vinyl version of Zappa and The Mothers enigmatic treat Burnt Weeny Sandwich. Supervised by the ZFT, the record was specially mastered for this release by Bernie Grundman with all analogue production and cut directly from the 1970 quarter inch stereo safety master tape in 2018.

Unavailable on vinyl for more than three decades.

Pre-order for 6th July release.

 

Jon Hassell

Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) (cd / vinyl pre-orders)


Continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of the studio, Listening To Pictures is the first new album in nine years from musical visionary, Jon Hassell.

Available as a CD in jewel case with printed outer slipcase and 10 page booklet, and as a single 140g vinyl LP in a full colour printed sleeve with printed inner and digital download card.

Pre-order for 8th June release.

 

Marillion

Smoke / Mirrors (cds)


Smoke and Mirrors are part of a limited edition series of releases that were previously only available via Marillion‘s own web store and features the band performing live at the Marillion Weekend in Minehead in 2005.

Taken from the Saturday performance, Smoke features Marillion’s most up-beat and high-energy songs. Taken from Sunday’s performance, Mirrors showcases the slower and more atmospheric side of the band’s output.

Shipping now.

 

Orbital

Monsters Exist (cd / vinyl pre-orders)


Britain’s giants of electronic music Orbital return with the bold Monsters Exist.

Available as a deluxe double CD with 7 extra tracks and as a double vinyl edition with full-colour insert and download card.

Pre-order for 14th September release.

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Why Burning Shed Matters

A great comment from Pete Morgan (founder of Burning Shed).  Very honored to have him post at progarchy.  [Lee, we love you, too; but, you already knew this!]

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Thanks for the comments about us versus Amazon.

Firstly, no we’ll never be able to compete with them. That’s partly due to scale but also because, unlike Amazon, we pay all of our taxes on top of trying to pay our staff a decent wage. In that regard it is not a level playing field.

Nevertheless, we are often cheaper than them on new releases because the ‘free’ delivery is built into the cost of the item or the Amazon Prime fee (there’s no such thing as a free lunch after all).

Packages shipped from one side of the Atlantic to the other will by post always take a week or so. Other than sending everything by courier (at great cost) there’s not much we can do about that, sorry, but we do try to ship as far ahead of release date as possible.

I don’t agree that our postage charges are a ‘bit of a rip off’. International postage is expensive and we charge £3.08 for a CD in a card mailer which is less than Royal Mail’s standard Airmail tariff (£3.30) as we pass on our volume discount to customers.

We’re always looking for cheaper ways to send things though and if we can do it we will.

I hope you’ll continue to give us a go on those occasions where we have something Amazon don’t.

Cheers

Pete

Burning Shed for Americans

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American progarchists, a few of you asked me how to order from Burning Shed from this side of the Atlantic.

For what it’s worth, I’ve been ordering from them for years, and I’ve never had a problem.  In fact, I’ve found Burning Shed nothing but utterly professional.

You can pay with credit card or, much more easily, Pay Pal.

Calculating the exchange rate from dollars to pounds and the other way around is pretty easy.

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Ok, so I’m not a genius when it comes to graphics.  The red line and circle indicates where to switch from pounds to dollars.

Now, spend some dollars!

 

[p.s. I’ve also had great service from America’s Laser’s Edge.  Always worth supporting them.]

 

New Big Big Train Releases Announced

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One of two new BBT releases coming July 27, 2018.

According to Louder (formerly Teamrock), Big Big Train will be releasing a single as well as a live album on July 27 of this year.  Interestingly, Tim Bowness will appear on one track as well.

Burning Shed and The Merch Desk are each offering pre-orders of the various BBT releases.

According to Burning Shed, the single (or EP), SWAN HUNTER, will feature the following songs:

  • Swan Hunter (radio edit)
  • Swan Hunter (2018 remix)
  • Swan Hunter (live at Cadogan Hall, London, October 2017)
  • Seen Better Days (the brass band’s final piece, featuring Tim Bowness)
  • Summer’s Lease (live at Real World Studios, April 2017)
Again, according to Burning Shed, the live album, MERCHANTS OF LIGHT, will including the following:
  • Folklore Overture
  • Folklore
  • Brave Captain
  • Last Train
  • London Plane
  • Meadowland
  • A Mead Hall in Winter
  • Experimental Gentlemen part two
  • Swan Hunter
  • Judas Unrepentant
  • The Transit of Venus Across the Sun
  • East Coast Racer
  • Telling the Bees
  • Victorian Brickwork
  • Drums and Brass
  • Wassail
MERCHANTS OF LIGHT will be available as 1) a cd boxset; or 2) vinyl box set (with high-res download).
Cheers!

Big Big Train’s FAR SKIES DEEP TIME Reissued

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To be re-released, March 16, 2018.

According to an email from Burning Shed this afternoon, Big Big Train has redesigned and remastered its 2010 maxi-ep release, FAR SKIES DEEP TIME.  Coming after 2009’s THE UNDERFALL YARD, FAR SKIES DEEP TIME was never seen by the band as a proper studio release, but rather as a compilation of disparate tracks.

Over the last eight years, two versions of the maxi-ep have appeared, one with a remake of Anthony Phillip’s “Master of Time,” and the other with a remake of a very early Big Big Train track, “Kingmaker.”

This 2018 version will be the first to incorporate both tracks onto one release.

Big Big Train is the premier European band of third-wave prog, and this latest release will only add to the group’s massively growing but already sterling reputation.

To preorder from Burning Shed, please click here.

To see our review of “Kingmaker,” please click here.