How do, everybody?!
Would like to say a huge thanks to all who came down for our Don McGlashan “Lucky Stars” instore here last Friday night. Those hardy souls who braved the cold were treated to a cockle-warming display of master-craftsman-like songwriting and performance from one of the finest our nation has produced, with a smattering of songs from the excellent new album rounded off by a performance of the classic “Anchor Me” that set the hairs on the back of your neck on edge, and reminded of just how special music can be. So, a big Slow Boat thankyou to Don, his manager Tom Dalton and to Soren from Border Music for making it happen – the show that evening at The Paramount was, by all accounts, every bit as enthralling, and if you don’t have the album yet, do yourself a favour and pick one up – as fine a selection of songs as The Don has yet managed, after a lifetime of writing great songs.
Well into the depths of Winter now, but, conversely, a particularly fertile time of year for new music – we have a swag of terrific remastered soundtrack LPs, with downloads – long out of print faves from films such as Jaws, The Godfather and The Big Lebowski, lovingly reproduced and sounding glorious. We have reissued LPs from The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, plus a host of 180gm audiophile pressings from Dutch label Music On Vinyl – stone cold classics from Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, The Clash, Leonard Cohen, Michael Jackson, Carol King and a heap more, besides; there are new releases from the reformed Faith No More, a new, improved 2LP remaster of soon-come tourist Ryan Adams’ first (best) solo album, “Heartbreaker”, and then there’s new albums from James Taylor, Sun Kil Moon, Sufjan Stevens, Florence & The Machine, Brandon Flowers… plus the brilliant third album from NZ-via-Portland slippery pop-funksters Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Multi Love” (already a candidate for album of the year, we reckon…)
See what I mean? HEAPS of goodness! Plus, we’ve got a big old swag of new posters, Slow Boat tee shirts, vouchers, DVDs – in short, everything you’ll be needing to make it back through to the heady days of Spring.
So – swing on by, or drop us a line – we’d love to help you out, and cheer you up!
Over and out, bless up
The Slow Boat Crew X