Chrysalis Records Acquires New Catalogue
Chrysalis Records has acquired the catalogue of 5 artists from the Warner Music Group divestment. This deal sees the catalogues of Lucinda Williams, Grant Lee Buffalo, Dario G, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Toumani Diabaté added to our already formidable roster. The full story has been covered over at Music Week & Billboard.
Chrysalis Records To Release Ten Years After 50th Anniversary Box Set
This November will mark the 50th Anniversary of Ten Years After’s eponymous debut album. To celebrate we will release a brand new limited edition 10 CD Box Set, including the first nine TYA albums from 1967 to 1974 plus a CD of unreleased material entitled ‘The Cap Ferrat Sessions’, which consists of never heard before recordings from 1972. Pre-order the Box Set now via Pledge Music.
Ultravox Reissues Now Available To Preorder On Pledge Music
We will reissue Ultravox’s ‘Lament’ and ‘Return To Eden’ on audiophile ready 180g vinyl in both limited and standard formats. CD versions of the definitive editions are also available in new expanded deluxe packaging. Single editions, vinyl bundles & test pressings are now available to pre-order through Pledge Music.
The Michael Schenker Group Album Reissues
Here at Chrysalis Records we are set to release four classic Michael Schenker Group albums cut from the original 1/4” production masters. ‘The Michael Schenker Group’, ‘MSG’, ‘Assault Attack’ & ‘Built To Destroy’ (using the original US LP mixes) will be available on limited 12” vinyl picture discs and on heavyweight 180g quality black vinyl, pre-orders via Pledge Music.
Chrysalis Records Partners With Everything But The Girl
At Chrysalis Records, we are very happy to announce our global partnership (excluding Japan) with Everything But The Girl. This entails a long-term licensing agreement, where we will distribute and promote the band’s albums, from ‘Eden‘ to ‘Amplified Heart’, the latter featuring record-breaking chart hit, ‘Missing’. In addition this partnership represents LPs: ‘Walking Wounded’ and ‘Temperamental’ for North America.
Chrysalis Records To Release ‘The Best Of Suzi Quatro: Legend’
Suzi Quatro has personally selected and curated a 20 track collection of her classic tracks for ‘The Best Of Suzi Quatro: Legend’. It features recently remastered versions of her biggest hits including ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash’, ‘Devil Gate Drive’ and ‘Stumblin’ In’. Our release is available on gold coloured double vinyl, including a limited number of signed copies, as well as on CD and via Download. Pre-order now from Pledge Music.
We are all desperately sad to have heard the news of Nigel Grainge’s passing. It had been a real joy to reconnect with Nigel in the past year since we became the effective custodians of his iconic label Ensign Records, discussing with him all the great signings he made, including of course Sinéad O’Connor and The Waterboys.
He unearthed from his vast collection a variety of demos, out-takes and alternative versions that were a joy to listen to. More than anything else it was such a pleasure, as in years past, to hear him talk with knowledge, passion and enthusiasm about the music he cared for. Those were the qualities that guided him through his career. He should be an example and inspiration for all people, young and old, who make their living working with this precious commodity that he loved so much. Nigel we will miss you.
Jeremy Lascelles and all at Chrysalis Records
Chrysalis Records Re-Release Albums from the Fun Lovin’ Criminal’s
Friends Of Jo Cox Charity Single Out Now
Last week we released our protest single honouring the legacy of Jo Cox. The single, a cover of The Rolling Stones, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ has seen overwhelming success and we are truly grateful for the support shown by everybody involved.
Gracious gestures have been shown by many, including Chancellor Phillip Hammond who waived VAT on the single as well as Sir Mick Jagger & Keith Richards have agreed to relinquish their mechanical royalty rights, meaning every penny of track sales will go towards the Jo Cox Foundation. Bookmakers such as Ladbrokes & William Hill had the single at odds as low as evens for the Christmas No.1 bet, whilst the latter have pledged to donate all money staked on the record to the Jo Cox Foundation. The Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn put aside their differences in the house of commons to show their support for the single.
‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ also reached the Top 10 in the iTunes Downloads Chart, No.2 in the Indie Breakers Chart for Christmas 2016, No.4 in the Physical Singles Chart and the Top Ten in the Christmas 2016 Independent Singles Chart. Overall the single has raised £40,000 from downloads, streams, physical CD’s and donations. The single is available to purchase here.
Chrysalis Records To Release ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ By Friends Of Jo Cox
Chrysalis Records first single, a cover of the Rolling Stones’ classic ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’, is a unique protest song set for release in tribute to the late MP Jo Cox for her outstanding public service.
Working under the name Friends of Jo Cox, featured artists include Steve Harley, Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall, David Gray, the cross-party parliamentary band MP4, members of the parliamentary choir and the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.
Track sales will raise funds for the launch of the Jo Cox Foundation, which was established after her death. The song was selected as it called for multiple singers and choirs, reflecting a message of togetherness and will be released on December 16th.