National Album Day organisers have revealed a list of vinyl reissues that will be released to coincide with the 2021 event, which includes classic albums by Kylie Minogue and Mariah Carey.
As previously announced, the fourth annual National Album Day taking place on Saturday October 16 will celebrate women in music, inviting conversation about classic albums by the world's greatest female artists.
Among the albums being re-released on vinyl include Kylie Minogue's Number 1 album Fever for its 20th anniversary on white wax. This sought-after reissue was previously only available exclusively in Sainsbury's in 2017, and on red vinyl in a Singaporean retailer in 2018.
(Kylie Minogue pictured with her Official Number 1 Award for DISCO)
Mariah Carey's Emotions will re-pressed to pink vinyl for the first time to mark its 30th birthday, while a silver LP of Dido's No Angel will be available. Ms Dynamite's Mercury Prize winning album A Little Deeper from 2002 will be reissued for the first time since its release, while Gabrielle's 1999 Number 1 record Rise will also be given the vinyl treatment for the first time in two decades.
Other artists part of the vinyl and CD reissues campaign include Amy Winehouse, Belinda Carlisle, Billie Holiday, Donna Summer, Lykke Li, Stevie Nicks and Solange. The full list can be seen below, with more releases and coloured vinyl descriptions to be announced in the future.
Also announced today are the four ambassadors for National Album Day 2021, who will champion the album art form in the run-up to the event: Ivor Novello winner Sharleen Spiteri, 3-time Mercury Prize nominee Laura Mvula, BBC Sound Of winner Ray BLK, and BRITs Rising Star nominee Joy Crookes.
National Album Day 2021 limited edition vinyl and CD releases
|BACK TO BLACK||AMY WINEHOUSE||LP||Picture disc|
|NODOBY OWNS ME||BELINDA CARLISLE||LP (180g White vinyl)||"Pressed on 180g white vinyl exclusively for National Album Day 2021, Belinda Carlisle has chosen a selection of her recordings for this special limited-edition bespoke compilation. Featuring a brand new 2021 recording, Belinda’s fabulous version of The Youngbloods’ 1966 appeal for unity, “Get Together”, recorded in Los Angeles in July 2021 with producer Gabe Lopez. Plus 8 further tracks taken from her albums “Heaven On Earth”, “Live Your Life Be Free” and “Real”. "|
|WOMAN TO WOMAN||BEVERLEY CRAVEN, JUDIE TZUKE, JULIA FORDHAM||LP||Picture disc|
|WOMAN TO WOMAN||BEVERLEY CRAVEN, JUDIE TZUKE, JULIA FORDHAM||CD|
|LADY IN SATIN||BILLIE HOLIDAY||LP (12" Navy Blue vinyl)||Lady in Satin was the penultimate album by jazz singer Billie Holiday, originally released in 1958 on Columbia Records. She wanted the album to be in the same contemporary vein of Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald; returning to the backdrop of full orchestral arrangements. One of the most raw, emotional and deeply personal musical recordings of all time, it still manages to leave listeners speechless over a half-century later. Now pressed on a limited edition blue vinyl exclusively for National Album Day.|
|MEDICINE SONGS||BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE||LP|
|HOPELESSLY IN LOVE (2021 REMASTER) (LIMITED EDITION)||CARROLL THOMPSON||LP||"LP - Limited 180g Colour Vinyl. New 2021 Remaster. Affectionately dubbed ‘Queen of Lovers Rock’, Carroll Thompson first took the UK’s music scene by storm in 1980 when her classic single, ‘Simply In Love’ propelled her into country’s reggae chart, where it remained in the Top 10 for over four months. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Trojan Records proudly make this seminal long-player available once more. Remastered and re-presented in its original sleeve, the vinyl version has been pressed on high quality 180g colour vinyl."|
|HOPELESSLY IN LOVE (2021 REMASTER) (EXPANDED EDITION)||CARROLL THOMPSON||CD||"Affectionately dubbed ‘Queen of Lovers Rock’, Carroll Thompson first took the UK’s music scene by storm in 1980 when her classic single, ‘Simply In Love’ propelled her into country’s reggae chart, where it remained in the Top 10 for over four months. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Trojan Records proudly make this seminal long-player available once more. Remastered and re-presented in its original sleeve, the CD and digital collections include 5 bonus tracks, all of which have been unavailable on any format since the early Eighties."|
|OUT OF THE BLUE||DEBBIE GIBSON||CD||Extensive 3CD reissue of Debbie's big selling Atlantic Records debut album from 1987|
|NO ANGEL||DIDO||LP (12" Silver vinyl)||No Angel was the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Dido. Originally released on 1 June 1999. No Angel’s success was slow burning but grew eventually to become the bestselling album of 2001 and went on to be one of the best selling albums of the 21st Century in the UK. No Angel is a sleepy response to the torture of lost love, its folky pop quietly accented with elements of electronica. Now pressed on a limited edition silver vinyl exclusively for National Album Day.|
|I'M A RAINBOW - RECOVERED & RECOLOURED||DONNA SUMMER||LP (180g Transparent Blue vinyl)||"Pressed on 180g Transparent Blue Vinyl exclusively for national Album Day 2021 ‘I’M A RAINBOW RECOVERED RECOLOURED’ has been slimmed down to a compact 10 track album and completely re-imagined by a host of international producers, from North AND South America, Europe and Scandinavia Junior Vasquez, Le Flex, Figo Sound, Jean Tonique, Ladies On Mars and Oliver Nelson who has recently signed to Atlantic Records have all added their touch The album now has a thread running through it, with a sequence that sees the album open with the beautiful title track and builds throughout the album through soul and dance, ending with the high octane ‘girl power’ statement track ‘Leave Me Alone [Ladies On Mars ‘ Remix]’"|
|I'M STILL HERE||EARTHA KITT||CD||Comprehensive 3CD set of Eartha's I'm Still Here and Live In London|
|THE JUKEBOX ALBUM||ELENA URIOSTE & TOM POSTER||LP||"In March 2020, Elena Urioste and Tom Poster decided to record and share one music video for every day spent in isolation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Little did they know that their imagined two-to-three weeks of lockdown would turn into 88 days of musical mini-adventures, one for each key of the piano. After winning the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 'Inspiration Award' for the project, the Jukebox has finally hit the studio for an album which will include a limited vinyl run to be released on National Album Day."|
|LADY IN WAITING||EURIELLE||CD|
|LIVE AT BLUES ALLEY (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION||EVA CASSIDY||LP||First Time on vinyl.|
|LIVE AT BLUES ALLEY (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION||EVA CASSIDY||CD||New mastering for this classic album that was released 25 years ago.|
|RACHMINOV PRELUDES||FANNY AZZURO||CD||"French pianist Fanny Azzuro's debut album is devoted to the complete Preludes of Rachmaninov. Azzuro has called these works 'The Landscapes of the Soul' so wide ranging are the emotions contained within this body of work. Like all Rachmaninov these works are hugely challenging to perform, with a great range of emotional expression, rhythmic and harmonic invention and inexhaustible keyboard invention. "|
|STAY GOLD||FIRST AID KIT||LP (12" Gold vinyl)||Stay Gold is the third studio album by Swedish indie folk duo First Aid Kit, released on 6 June 2014 and winning the Swedish Grammis award for "Album of the Year". Recorded with a 16-piece orchestra Stay Gold gives the band a fuller sound and deeper harmonies than previous releases while revelling in West End-worthy realms of drama. Themes came from Robert Frost's classic poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay. The record explores how "one has to learn appreciate what is and that all flows, that nothing stays." Now pressed on a limited edition gold vinyl exclusively for National Album Day.|
|GARBAGE||GARBAGE||2LP (Pink vinyl)||"Limited Pink Colour 140g Vinyl 2LP set in gatefold sleeve. Originally released in 1995, Garbage’s self-titled debut album was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Featuring the band’s most recognizable single “Stupid Girl”, the album has since sold over four million copies and achieving double platinum certification in the UK, US and Australia. Formed in 1993 comprising of members Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, Butch Vig and Shirley Manson, Garbage have gone onto sell over 17 million albums worldwide over a 28 year career."|
|SOMETHING TO TELL YOU||HAIM||2LP||Clear vinyl|
|BAD REPUTATION||JOAN JETT||LP (12" Purple vinyl)||Bad Reputation, originally released as a self-titled album in 1980, was the debut solo studio album by originator, innovator, and visionary, Joan Jett. Bad Reputation includes five different covers illustrating both the various strands of inspiration for Jett, but also her ability to take cuts seemingly divergent from her own gritty guitar punk and make them her own. Now pressed on a limited edition purple vinyl exclusively for National Album Day.|
|ULTIMATE COLLECTION||KATIE MELUA||2LP (Silver vinyl)||"Limited Edition Silver Colour Vinyl – 2LP Set. Compiled by Katie, the Ultimate Collection LP features 26 tracks from her studio albums as well as her cover of ‘Fields of Gold’ and two brand new recordings of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and Shirley Bassey’s ‘Diamonds Are Forever’. Singles on the album include her worldwide hit ‘Nine Million Bicycles’, ‘The Closest Thing to Crazy’, ‘If You Were A Sailboat’ amongst others The double LP also include liner notes written by Katie."|
|KITE||KIRSTY MACCOLL||LP (180g Magnolia vinyl)||"Available exclusively for National Album Day 2021, and pressed on 180g Magnolia vinyl. Kite was Kirsty MacColl’s breakthrough second album and her first released on Virgin Records. Originally released in 1989 the album peaked at number 34 in the UK charts. The album includes the Top 20 hit single ‘Days’ a cover of The Kinks song, and also includes two tracks written with Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr"|
|TROPICAL BRAINSTORM||KIRSTY MACCOLL||LP (Turquoise vinyl)|
|FEVER||KYLIE MINOGUE||LP (White vinyl)||On October 1st, Kylie Minogue celebrates the 20th anniversary of her chart-topping, dance-pop classic, Fever. The album was a global smash, picking up number 1s in places across the UK, Australia, Germany, Ireland as well as multiple top 10 finishes elsewhere. It featured massive singles such as Love At First Sight, In Your Eyes and one of the singles of the 00s, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head; which peaked at number one across 40 countries, including every European country apart from Finland. To celebrate 20 years of the pop classic, Fever will be released on white vinyl with a special 300gsm gloss print inserted in the gatefold|
|TRANSFORMATIONS||LEA BIRRINGER||CD||Lockdown, one violin, one woman violinist - 'Transformation' is Lea Birringer's first solo album. Lea explores the Partita from Bach through to Lera Auerbach one of today's leading female composers. A fascinatingly curated album which includes works by Reger, Ysaye and the little know Ernst Lothar von Knorr .|
|WOUNDED RHYMES||LYKKE LI||2LP||Lykke Li’s Second Studio album “Wounded Rhymes” reaches it’s 10 Year Anniversary this year & to celebrate we are releasing physical and digital expanded anniversary editions.|
|LET'S GET HAPPY TOGETHER||MARIA MULDAUR WITH TUBA SKINNY||LP|
|EMOTIONS||MARIAH CAREY||LP (12" Baby Pink vinyl)||Emotions is the second studio album by the best-selling female performer of all time, rising to superstardom on the strength of her stunning five-octave voice. Originally released on September 17, 1991, by Columbia Records. The 4 x Platinum record is a musical cocktail of gospel, R&B, soul and 1950s, 1960s and 1970s balladry infusion and hailed as a technically perfect example of mainstream R&B. Now pressed on a limited edition pink vinyl exclusively for National Album Day.|
|BROKEN ENGLISH||MARIANNE FAITHFUL||LP (Pink vinyl)|
|BERSTEIN: CANDIDE||MARIN ALSOP||CD||"American conductor Marin Alsop leads the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a new recording of Bernstein’s riotous satirical operetta 'Candide'. Made almost three decades after the composer's own iconic recording with the Orchestra, Alsop's new version was captured during celebratory concerts marking Bernstein's centenary year, and features an outstanding array of soloists, including Leonardo Capalbo (Candide), Jane Archibald (Cunégonde), Anne Sofie von Otter (The Old Lady) and Sir Thomas Allen (Dr Pangloss, Narrator)."|
|MAYFEILD SOUL||MAYFIELD RECORDS HOUSE BAND||LP||Mayfield Soul is a 12-track LP featuring 6 powerhouse female lead vocalists. All are new original soul tracks recorded at Mayfield Studios. The house band is a collective of singers and musicians. 'Mayfield Soul represents a collaboration of approximately 30 artists.|
|A LITTLE DEEPER||MS DYNAMITE||2LP (Purple vinyl)|
|NINA SIMONE: THE MONTREUX YEARS||NINA SIMONE||2LP (Turquoise, Yellow & White Splatter vinyl)||"Nina Simone’s story from the late sixties to the nineties can be told through her legendary performances in Montreux. Taking to the Montreux stage for the first time on 16 June 1968 for the festival’s second edition, Simone built a lasting relationship with Montreux Jazz Festival and its Creator and Founder Claude Nobs, which uniqueness, trust and electricity can be clearly felt on the recordings. Simone’s multi-faceted and radical story is laid bare on ‘Nina Simone: The Montreux Years’. From Nina’s glorious and emotional 1968 performance to her fiery and unpredictable concert in 1976, one of the festival’s most remarkable performances ever witnessed, the collection includes recordings from all of her five legendary Montreux concerts – 1968, 1976, 1981, 1987 and 1990. Featuring rare and previously unreleased material from Claude Nobs’ private collection, Nina Simone devotees worldwide will be thrilled by the inclusion of the powerful I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, poignant and fearless Four Women and Simone’s hauntingly beautiful performance of Ne Me Quitte Pas. A spine-tingling version of Janis Ian’s searing and potent Stars, which Simone covered for the very first time during her 1976 Montreux performance, sits alongside her bold and electrifying re-imagine of Bob Marley’s ballad No Women No Cry in 1990. The collection closes with the encore of Nina Simone’s final Montreux Jazz Festival concert and one of Simone’s most-loved and best-known recordings, the exuberant My Baby Just Cares For Me, showcasing the deep and multidimensional facets of Simone’s life and music."|
|BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS||OMARA PORTUONDO||LP (Purple Vinyl)||"Omara Portuondo, the leading lady of the Buena Vista Social Club, is one of Cuba’s most celebrated voices. The album ‘Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo’ was released in 2000 in the wake of the phenomenal reception of the original Buena Vista Social Club album, and was remastered from the analogue tapes for its 2019 LP reissue. Omara is backed by a dream band formed of many of the original Buena Vista Social Club members including Ibrahim Ferrer (vocals), Rubén González (piano), Compay Segundo (guitar) and Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez (bass). To celebrate the “Women In Music” theme of this year’s National Album Day, this classic album will be pressed on limited edition purple colour vinyl. "|
|HORSES||PATTI SMITH||LP (12" White vinyl)||Horses was the debut studio album by American musician Patti Smith. Originally released on November 10, 1975 by Arista Records. When she emerged Smith's music was hailed as the most exciting fusion of rock and poetry since Bob Dylan. An album by punk’s numero uno poet/priestess, produced by the coolest member of the Velvets (John Cale) with a Robert Mapplethorpe cover - the raw combination of poetry, shamanistic chant and rock ‘n’ roll thrills! Now pressed on a limited edition white vinyl exclusively for National Album Day.|
|ROISIN MACHINE||ROISIN MURPHY||2LP (Splatter vinyl)||"Re-press of 2020’s hugely successful and critically acclaimed LP “Róisín Machine” in limited edition 2LP gatefold splatter vinyl for National Album Day 2021 release by Skint Records. 2020’s Róisín Machine” was Murphy’s first full-length project since 2015’s Mercury Nominated “Hairless Toys” and 2016’s equally revered “Take Her Up To Monto” and perhaps her best yet, if the adulatory reviews are anything to go by. The likes of Guardian and the Independent garlanded the record with Album of the Week sobriquets, while Metro, The Arts Desk, Daily Star and NME gave it a full 5 stars and everyone from Uncut to Classic Pop to Evening Standard giving breathless 4 star reviews. “Roisin Machine” was universally recognised as one of the albums of the year, further cemented by 6 (SIX!) consecutive A-list records at BBC6 and slots at Sunday Brunch and – most hallowed of all – Graham Norton where she performed “Murphy’s Law” on the premiere episode of his 28th season."|
|SO FAR…THE BEST OF||SINEAD O'CONNOR||2LP (Clear vinyl)||"So Far...The Best Of brings together the highlights of Sinead O'Connor's four albums available via Chrysalis Records. Originally released in 1997, it features the Number 1 worldwide hit “Nothing Compares 2 U”, as well as her early singles “Troy” and “Mandinka”. This record showcases Sinead’s enormous talent and fearless uncompromising style. Available on vinyl for the first time. The album is presented in a 5mm sleeve and includes the tracks “Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home”, as well as “Heroine” and “Just Like U Said It Would B” which were previously only available on the US version. "|
|TINDERBOX||SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES||LP (Burgundy vinyl)|
|A SEAT AT THE TABLE||SOLANGE||2LP (12" White vinyl)||A Seat at the Table is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Solange. Released on September 30, 2016. In a statement, Solange described the album as "a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing." Features the iconic record "Cranes in the Sky" which won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance. Exploring prejudice and blackness, Solange's A Seat at the Table is thankfully the journal we don't get the time to write, the conversations we don’t get to have and the exclamations we’re too tired to repeat." Now pressed on a limited edition white vinyl exclusively for National Album Day.|
|LIVE IN CONCERT THE 24 KARAT GOLD TOUR||STEVIE NICKS||2LP (Blue & White Splatter vinyl)||"Recorded in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh in 2017 during the 67 city sold out tour, 24K Gold Live in Concert features her solo hits “Stop Dragging My Heart Around, “Stand Back”, & “Edge Of Seventeen”, as well as Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon” & “Gypsy”. It also includes the first ever live recording of “Crying In The Night”, and other live rarities."|
|DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES||VARIOUS ARTISTS||LP||Different Frequencies' is a compilation album, exclusive to 12" transparent blue vinyl and released on National Album Day 2021. With each track a standout record in its own right, this compilation album showcases a new generation of exciting artists at the start of their journeys. The album features Different Recordings artists such as Greentea Peng, p-rallel, NAYANA IZ, Kojaque and many more with genres ranging from UK Rap, R&B, Electronic. 'Different Frequencies' brings together some of the highlight releases over the last couple of years from the label, this being some artists first tracks cut to vinyl.|
|TITANIC RISING||WEYES BLOOD||LP (Gold vinyl)|
|UNA ROSA||XENIA RUBINOS||LP|
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