Tag Archives: Cherry Red Records

Album review: THE VAPORS – Waiting For The Weekend (The United Artists & Liberty Records Recordings)

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Cherry Red Records The original recordings by The Vapors have been largely unavailable on CD for many years. Cherry Red / RT Industries address this perfectly with a comprehensive 4CD set, which not only rounds up both albums and all … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MERSEYBEATS and THE MERSEYS – I Stand Accused, The Complete Sixties Recordings

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  Grapefruit / Cherry Red [Release date 11.6.21] The output of The Merseybeats and The Merseys has been relatively poorly served on CD over the years. Cherry Red’s Grapefruit imprint now rectify this with a definitive 63 track collection. The … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ALMIGHTY – Welcome To Defiance (7 CD Boxset)

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HNE / Cherry Red Records [release date 26.03.21] Glasgow band, The Almighty, was formed in 1988 and revolved around Ricky Warwick on guitar and vocals. (He now does the same job for the Black Star Riders.) Such was the band’s … Continue reading

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Album review: SPIRIT – Son Of America (3CD reissue/remaster)

SPIRIT - Son Of America

Cherry Red Records [Release date 26.03.21] Californian band, Spirit, blossomed in the fertile fields of psychedelic rock. A year after forming in 1967, the year of “The Summer Of Love”, they released their self titled debut, on Ode Records (now … Continue reading

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Album review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Nothing Comes Easy

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Cherry Red Records (5CD Boxset) [Release date 26.02.21] Arguably, it’s only when your roots run as deep and as wide as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s that you achieve the kind of longevity that sees you still running hard today, 48 years, 15 … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Oh! You Pretty Things Glam Queens And Street Urchins

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Cherry Red [Release date 26.02.21] Oh! You Pretty Things is a 3 disc, 66 track Glam (and more) boxfest, which disappointingly, despite its title, doesn’t feature the late David Bowie song. And ironically, nothing from Hermans Hermits, who turned it … Continue reading

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Album review: HEAVY PETTIN – Best Of

HEAVY PETTIN - Best Of

Burnt Out Wreckords/Cherry Red Records (Release date 27/11/20) Heavy Pettin never quite made it to the inside of the glittering shop window of fame. Along with Scotland’s other great white melodic rock hopes, Strangeways, they had the talent, the ability, … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET – Solo Albums 1974-1992

GRAHAM BONNET - Solo Albums 1974-1992

In August 2017 Graham Bonnet chatted to David Randall about his career for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. This hour special includes several tracks featured in the latest box set. Cherry Red [Release date 27.11.20] Skegness born Graham Bonnet is … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLION DOLLAR BABIES – Battleaxe

BILLION DOLLAR BABIES – Battleaxe

Cherry Red {Release date 27.11.20] Expanded Reissue/3 CDs Alice Cooper, the band, acrimoniously separated into 1. Alice Cooper, and 2. The band, in 1974, after “Muscle Of Love”. (There’s a well documented story there, one that illustrates the cold, self … Continue reading

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Album review: BIG COUNTRY – Out Beyond The River, The Compulsion Years Anthology

BIG COUNTRY – Out Beyond The River, The Compulsion Years Anthology

Cherry Red [Release date 25.09.20] The late great Stuart Adamson and his band, Big Country, made an indelible musical mark on UK popular culture. Their history is well documented. This anthology focuses on a very narrow, but hugely fertile period … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – NWOBHM Thunder 1978-86

VARIOUS - NWOBHM Thunder 1978-86

Cherry Red Records [Release date 31.07.20] (3 CD set) 1978 to 1986. Those 9 years were the Golden Age of NWOBHM. They were the years that spanned the birth, working life and eventual demise of a significant sub genre in … Continue reading

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Album review: BUZZCOCKS – Sell You Everything 1991-2014

BUZZCOCKS – Sell You Everything 1991-2014

Cherry Red [Release date 29.05.20] The recent release of new single ‘Gotta Get Better’ marked the beginning of “Phase 3” of Buzzcocks, now solely fronted by Steve Diggle following the death of Pete Shelley in December 2018. With most “Phase … Continue reading

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Album review: LAURA BRANIGAN – Self Control

LAURA BRANIGAN - Self Control

Cherry Red Records [Release date 05.06.20] In other circumstances, it would have been reported that Branigan’s untimely death in 2004, aged 52, brought a sparkling, hit filled career to a tragic end. But in fact, while that was true, she’d … Continue reading

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Album review: METAL CHURCH – The Elektra Years 1984-1989

METAL CHURCH - The Elektra Years 1984-1989

Cherry Red Records [Release date 28.02.20] Before Kurdt Vanderhoof went off to invent a new genre with his band, Hall Aflame, in 1991, he released 3 albums with his startup venture, Metal Church. Cherry Red Records have bundled these into … Continue reading

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Album review: GLENN HUGHES – Justified Man

GLENN HUGHES - Justified Man

Cherry Red Records [Release date 31.01.20] Part One: Feel (CD1), Addicted (CD2), The Way It Is (CD3) : This clydebuilt boxset plugs into Glenn Hughes’ solo career in 1995, kicking off with his fourth solo album “Feel” (CD1). It’s the … Continue reading

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News: Christmas highlights on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio including Best of 2014

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Christmas week on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio gets all nostalgic as we look back on some of our favourites and features in 2014. On Tuesday 23 December we announce the results of our Popular Poll to select the Top … Continue reading

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News: Cherry Red Records showcase on 21 September – win featured albums

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Sunday 21 September, 21:00 GMT Tuesday 23 September, 16:00 and Thursday 25 September, 21:00 repeat Since 2012 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio have been showcasing the wide range of music from the Cherry Red group of labels, combining an hour-long … Continue reading

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News: Cherry Red showcase in July – win featured albums!

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The latest showcase for the Cherry Red group of record labels offers listeners a chance to win six of the featured albums! Listen in and then follow the link to our competition page.  Competition closes 23:59 BST (GMT+1) 27 July. … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – July 2014 highlights

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July 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Pete signposts upcoming and established artists who need your … Continue reading

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News: CHERRY RED label showcase in April – win featured albums!

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The latest showcase for the Cherry Red group of record labels offers listeners a chance to win six of the featured albums! Listen in and then follow the link (below) to our competition page.  Competition closes 23:59 BST (GMT+1) 19 … Continue reading

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News: Cherry Red label showcase on Sunday 30 March – win featured albums!

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Sunday 30 March, 13:00 GMT Get Ready to ROCK! Radio The latest showcase for the Cherry Red group of record labels offers listeners a chance to win six of the featured albums! The hour-long special features recent releases from the … Continue reading

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News: CHERRY PICKIN’: Win six albums in our Xmas competition

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Sunday 15 December, 18:00 (GMT) Tuesday 17 December, 16:00 (repeat) Thursday 19 December, 21:00 (repeat) Saturday 21 October, 17:00 (repeat) The latest of our Cherry Red Records showcases is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio This hour long sequence … Continue reading

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News: CHERRY PICKIN’ – Win six featured albums in our label showcase

Cherry Red Records

Sunday 20 October, 18:00 (GMT) Thursday 24 October, 21:00 Saturday 26 October, 17:00 The latest of our Cherry Red Records showcases is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio This hour long sequence signposts latest releases (August/September) from the Cherry … Continue reading

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Gig review: HAWKWIND, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 24 August 2013

A very full and enthusiastic crowd tonight, possibly larger than usual as the band are playing the whole of their classic ‘Warrior On The Edge Of Time’ album, in sequence and recently re-issued on Cherry Red Records. I have seen … Continue reading

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NEWS: Cherry Pickin’ – win six featured albums in our label showcase!

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Thursday 5 September, 21:00 (GMT) The latest of our Cherry Red Records showcases is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio This hour long sequence signposts latest releases (June/July) from the Cherry Red group of labels including Esoteric, Big Break … Continue reading

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