ARMIN VAN BUUREN - INTENSE
We are proud to present the first cooperation between Armada Music and Music on Vinyl. The 2-LP release of the critically acclaimed fifth album of Armin Van Buuren, Intense, including the Grammy Award-nominated single “This Is What It Feels Like”. Through 15 sparkling songs, he intrigues, fascinates and moves the listeners. Including collaborations with Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari, Australian duo NERVO and singers by the likes of Trevor Guthrie, Emma Hewitt, Laura Jansen, Fiora, and many other gifted artists. In 2014, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for his single "This Is What It Feels Like" featuring Trevor Guthrie, which makes him the fourth trance artist ever to receive a Grammy Award nomination.
In the words of Armin: “Intense embraces more genres than any of my other albums, crossing over from progressive and trance to classic, even rock. Being a perfectionist, some of these tracks have taken me months to finish. Incorporating as many real instruments as possible, it includes a live orchestra, as well as the rock band of my brother Eller. It's been an honor to work with such talented artists, singers, and songwriters, they've really inspired me. It's been an intense 3 years in the making, but I'm very pleased with the result.”
Armin van Buuren is a born perfectionist, striving to stay on top of the scene he's helped build. As the flag-bearer of the trance movement, he's one of the most influential figures in EDM worldwide. Even though he lives an extraordinary life as one of the world's most popular DJs, he has always remained a down-to-earth guy. His five-time number one position in the critically acclaimed DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll has been the result of his loyalty to fans, his creativity in the studio, the perseverance with which he hosts his weekly radio show 'A State of Trance', and the energy he brings to the crowds in front of him. Despite the heavy pressure that comes along with being one of the world's most popular DJs, Armin has always kept his focus on the music. And that's exactly what keeps him going.
Intense is now finally available as a 2LP limited edition of 1500 copies on intense coloured (turquoise & white mixed) vinyl. The package includes an insert with lyrics.
CAMEO - COLLECTED
The American soul-influenced funk group Cameo released their first album in 1977, but it took almost 10 years before they finally hit the world stage by releasing Word Up! The single by the same name became a massive worldwide hit. During the years they released several successful albums and songs, now finally brought together on the Cameo Collected 2LP.
Cameo started out with 14 members as the New York City Players in 1974. The first years they were known for their deep funk sound, but soon their songs were played all over the dancefloor. Their first hits "I Just Want To Be" and "Find My Way" also made it to the dance charts. More than 10 years after their formation they reached the top of their popularity by releasing singles such as “Candy”, "Back and Forth", and their biggest hit “Word Up!”. They were always ahead of their time and influenced the younger generation of Hip-Hop and R&B acts. Their presence continued to be felt in the 2000s. In 2019 they returned to the stage by releasing their first single in 19 years, "El Passo".
Cameo Collected is available as a limited first pressing of 1000 individually numbered copies on “codpiece” red vinyl.
DR HOOK - COLLECTED
American rock band Dr. Hook enjoyed commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles like "Sylvia's Mother"(1972), "Only Sixteen" (1975), "Sharing the Night Together" (1978), and "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" (1979). The music they created spanned different genres, now all brought together on this wonderful Collected 2LP.
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (as they were previously named) formed in the late '60s, but it took some years before they achieved commercial success. Their 1971 album Doctor Hook became a million-seller and includes their biggest hit “Sylvia's Mother”. It was the start of a highly successful period with eight years of regular chart hits, including "A Little Bit More", "Better Love Next Time", and "Sexy Eyes". It took a while after their first record before they released another high seller, but A Little Bit More was another chart hitting record. The band was known for their country-flavored pop/rock music and crazy stage performances. During the early '80s, the success went downwards and after some prominent band members left and were replaced by others the band finally gave up the ghost in 1985.
Dr. Hook Collected is available as a limited first pressing of 1500 individually numbered copies on purple vinyl.
Magma's newest album Zëss is a 38-minute musical work by Christian Vander. Composed in 1970, Zëss had long been plagued by its incompleteness, its recording was deferred for years. Four decades after its first draft, the work has finally been recorded in an orchestral version that gives it both its true dreamlike dimension and its transcending power. The first public performance took place in Bourges in 1979. It is the last piece in a series of unfinished compositions from the 1970s. During the last 15 years, they finished and released all these different pieces. Zëss is described as a work that touches the philosophical domain by its treatment of the idea of nothingness and its evocation of the theme of time.
Magma turned fifty this year, catapulting into the very exclusive circle of bands who for five decades have never laid down their instruments, nor turned down their volume! The oldest French band still in existence has always played at full sail, never yielding to the siren song of passing trends. The fiercely original music has tirelessly adhered to the highest artistic standards while still reaching a wide audience of all ages.
Zëss is available as a limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on gold coloured vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet.
Live, originally released in 1977, is considered a milestone in the impressive career of one of Holland's finest rock bands: The Golden Earring. Recorded at The Rainbow Theatre in London, this is the band at their best. This double vinyl set captures their energetic live act, featuring extended and groovy versions of their songs. Including some of their biggest hits until then: "She Flies On Strange Wings" and of course a lengthy rendition of "Radar Love"!
The rock band Golden Earring is one of the world's best-known Dutch bands. During the 70's they even made it to the Billboard charts by releasing "Radar Love". Decades later they're still performing and bringing their big hits to large audiences.
Live is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on red coloured vinyl.