Megaphone UK

V/A - Sing And Theyll Sing Your Song

Megaphones 20th anniversary compilation, now on vinyl for the first time. The Megaphone record label was founded in 1997 in the wake of concert promoter Stéphane Bismuths matchmaking of Liverpool quartet Shack with west-coast legend Loves Arthur Lee, after a 15 year hiatus in the latters career. Stéphane went on to produce Michael Head & The Strandss classic 1997 album The Magical World of The Strands (MEGAUK 024CD/LP). In the late 90s he discovered, and released material by, the then little known late folk-blues singer Karen Dalton, now acknowledged by Bob Dylan as his favorite singer in the early 60s Greenwich Village scene, quoted by Adele as her favorite singer, and revered by a large following in the new centurys sprawling folk scene. Sing And Theyll Sing Your Song features the broad spectrum showcased on the labels releases over twenty years, including Bahamian Calypso" by Blind Blake, the singer who influenced the first million selling album by a single artist, Harry Belafontes Calypso, Iraqi Oud, Sicilian young art-rockers, and the first recording endeavor by Julien Barbagallo, a multi-instrumentalist discovered a good seven-hour drive into French countryside, soon bound for fame with Australian band Tame Impala. The title of the compilation is a quote from Alan Prices "Poor People" covered here quite possibly the first time ever. It reflects the number of covers that made their way to the compilation and the labels belief that covers have been discarded too hastily since the 60s, as Karen Daltons oblivion sadly exemplifies. This compilation comes with a 12-page booklet with unpublished photographs of every artist, including rare shots from the personal archives of Karen Dalton. Features Michael Head & The Strands, Karen Dalton, Simon Dalmais, Silvain Vanot, Lecube, Angil, Antarte, Teppaz & Naz, Blind Blake, and Omar Bashir. Includes a bonus track: a cover of Richard Hawleys "For Your Lover Give Some Time" by Sarah Zeppilli and Hans Ludemann." - Megaphone UK.

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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

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