Plus, new album releases from Kate Tempest, Conor Oberst and Thumpers
‘Ghost Stories’ is Coldplay’s sixth album and their first since frontman Chris Martin’s “conscious uncoupling” from wife, Gwyneth Paltrow. The album includes the singles ‘Magic’ and ‘A Sky Full Of Stars.’
Coldplay have worked with producer Paul Epworth for the first time as well as spending time in the studio with regular collaborators Jon Hopkins, Rik Simpson & Dan Green. Epworth produced much of Adele’s hugely successful album ’21’ and has also worked with Paul McCartney, Friendly Fires, Bruno Mars and Florence + The Machine.
Meanwhile, Oasis‘s classic 1994 debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ is reissued today to mark its 20th anniversary. The release includes rare and unreleased recordings and is the first in the new Chasing The Sun series from Big Brother Recordings, with Oasis’s follow-up albums ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)?’ and ‘Be Here Now’ to also be reissued later this year.
The 20th anniversary edition of ‘Definitely Maybe’ is available as a standard CD and digital download with a three-disc Special Edition version including the rare recordings and demos, a 12-inch vinyl LP featuring all the bonus CD content as a free download, and a Deluxe Box Set which features the LP and the CDs.
Among the bonus content included in the reissue is a disc featuring the band’s stand-alone single ‘Whatever’, unheard acoustic versions of the tracks ‘Live Forever’ and ‘Shakermaker’ recorded in Paris, an early demo of ‘Half The World Away’ recorded in Noel Gallagher’s Tokyo hotel room, a demo of the extremely rare song ‘Strange Thing’ and a live recording of ‘Sad Song’ show at Manchester Academy.
Elsewhere, there are new albums from Afrojack, Archie Bronson Outfit, Cherry Ghost, Conor Oberst, The So So Glos and The Roots while award-winning poet Kate Tempest releases her debut hip-hop album ‘Everybody Down.’
This week’s new album and EP releases:
Afrojack – ‘Forget The World’
Archie Bronson Outfit – ‘Wild Crush’
Cherry Ghost – ‘Herd Runners’
Coldplay – ‘Ghost Stories’
Conor Oberst – ‘Upside Down Mountain’
Kate Tempest – ‘Everybody Down’
Matt Berry – ‘Music For Insomniacs’
Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe’ [Reissue]
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott – ‘What Have We Become’
Plaid – ‘Reachy Prints’
The Roots – ‘…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’
The So So Glos – ‘Blowout’
The Sunshine Underground – ‘The Sunshine Underground’
Thumpers – ‘Galore’
Yann Tiersen – ‘∞ (Infinity)’