Hello! This week we have a pair of Distributed titles for your enjoyment. Both cult classics, both from the early '80s, and both essentials in our minds, but please read up on these as I think they are worth giving a chance to.
First, we have one of our favorite re-issues of 2019, an it's an honor to be a stockist: MEMORIES IN BEACH HOUSE by SEASIDE LOVERS from our friends at Ship to Shore PhonoCo. Second we have the soundtrack to the divisive, but cult favorite GREASE 2, from our friends at Rusted Wave Records.
As usual, new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at NOON (CT) via mondoshop.com.
Memories in Beach House by Seaside Lovers. Distributed by Ship to Shore PhonoCo. Pressed on Crystal Clear vinyl. Expected to Ship in 7-10 Business Days. Ships Worldwide. $36
Quite honestly one of our favorite re-issues of 2019. Ship to Shore PhonoCo has become our favorite label out there, for doing the lord's work and bringing classic '80s Japanese City Pop albums back from the (very expensive) corners of Discogs, and sharing the subgenre with the world. If the words "City Pop" mean nothing to you, allow this to be your gateway drug as it was for me last year.
Originally released in 1983 and never re-issued on vinyl, Ship to Shore PhonoCo is proud to present the jazz fusion masterpiece that is Memories in Beach House. With music by legends Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato and Masataka Matsutoya (performing under the name Seaside Lovers), the album weaves a tapestry of island beats and rhythms that will transport you to another place and another time. From the lush production of Lovers Paradise to the emotionally stirring strings of Blue Memories, if you close your eyes and listen very closely, we're sure you're bound to hear a wave or two in the background.
Re-issued for the first time since 1983, remastered and pressed on clear vinyl.
GREASE 2 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Distributed by Rusted Wave Records. Pressed on Black vinyl. Expected to Ship in 7-10 Business Days. Ships Worldwide. $30
Originally released by RSO Records in 1982, GREASE 2 is FINALLY getting the vinyl repress treatment by Rusted Wave!
Long out of print, this deluxe reissue will include a gatefold jacket and brand new, 12-page liner notes booklet featuring private and never shared before photos and essays from cast members, including Maxwell Caulfield, Pamela Adlon, Adrian Zmed, Christopher McDonald, Leif Green, Didi Conn, and more! The booklet also features an essay by freelance writer Louis Peitzman (BuzzFeed, New York Times), who explores the “coolness” of GREASE 2 compared to its original counterpart and how this cult-classic film is viewed today.
HIGH FIDELITY - A HULU Original Soundtrack LP. Featuring essentials by Ann Peebles, Darando, William Onyebor, Blondie plus original songs from the series. Webstore exclusive pressed on 180 Gram Orange Vinyl. Expected to Ship in March 2020. Ships Worldwide. $25
BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Featuring over two dozen vintage industrial show-tunes. Original score by Anthony DiLorenzo. Plus three original songs written for the film. Liner notes by Director Dava Whisenant, composer Anthony DiLorenzo and expert Steve Young. Expected to Ship in 7-10 Business Days. Ships Worldwide. $35