Monday, December 12, 2011

The Stone Roses Sign Two Record Deals

 The Stone Roses have signed two new record deals ahead of their planned reunion shows next year.

A spokesman confirmed: "The Stone Roses are pleased to announce that they have signed a record contract with Universal Music in London and with Columbia Records in New York."

The move is set to make the band millions, after Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni announced details of three homecoming shows at Manchester's Heaton Park in June, with further festivals appearances at V, T In The Park and Spain's Benicassim.

Fire Records To Reissue First Three Pulp Albums

As part of their Embers series, Fire Records will be reissuing the first three Pulp albums. Pulp's 1983 debut "It"; 1987's "Freaks" and 1992's "Seperations" will come newly re-mastered and beautifully repackaged with additional bonus material and brand new liner-notes by Everett True.

The version of It features includes a single version of 'My Lighthouse', an alternative mix of 'Blue Girls', as well as the previously unreleased 'Sink Or Swim' and 'Please Don't Worry' from Pulp's John Peel session in 1981. The second disc of Freaks comprises tracks from the two non-album singles from the same era, 'Little Girl (With Blue Eyes)' and 'Dogs are Everywhere'. Two further b-sides 'Tunnel' and 'Manon' complete the package. The bonuses on Separations are 'Death Goes To The Disco', 'Is This House', as well as an extended version of the single 'Countdown' and the previously unreleased 'Death Comes To Town'.

The reissues of each album are set for the 13th February 2012.