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“Un label d’esthètes” (Les Inrockuptibles).
RPM International is the home of French icons Jacques Dutronc, Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan, freak-folk, garage rock and trippiness from Sweden, Nigerian psychedelic funk, Brazilian freakiness, fuzz-filled Japanese Sixties’ rock, Finnish avant-rock, and Dutch Sixties’ legends The Outsiders and The Golden Earrings.
From Brazil to Sweden, RPM International is mapping a world of music.
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Módulo 1000 - Não Fale Com Paredes (Retro 884)
Brazil’s late ‘60s Tropicália movement was one of the most vital, exciting music scenes in the world. Modulo 1000 took it even
further. Collected here is their rare album, and all their non-album cuts. Raw and exotic, Modulo 1000 were like no one else.
The Floor - 1st Floor (Retro 918)
1st Floor was Denmark’s Sergeant Pepper. The Floor’s only album, 1967’s 1st Floor, evokes The
Hollies at their most whimsical and The Kinks at their most pastoral. The first official, band-
approved, reissue of this beautifully and baroquely orchestrated psychedelic pop rarity includes The
Floor's non album single as a bonus.
Young Flowers - Take Warning: The Complete Studio Recordings
Julian Cope praised Young Flowers’ “totally full on freakout style” and pointed to them as precursors of Krautrock. Take Warning: The
Complete Studio Recordings is Denmark 1967-1969 at its freakiest. The first Danish hippy band, the first home-grown rock band to sing in Danish and
the first to play the States, they were pioneers.
Various Artists - Love, From Finland: The Love Records Anthology, 1968-76 (Retro 872)
Founded in 1966, Love was Finland’s pioneering independent label. Prog outfits Wigwam and Tasavallan Presidentti were Love’s best-known bands,
but there was more to this revolutionary label. Love, From Finland tells the story for the first time outside Finland.
Jacques Dutronc - Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi (Retro 849)
The first-ever British collection of Jacques Dutronc’s ‘60s recordings. Françoise Hardy’s beau, he was impeccably dressed and a consummate musician.
Clubbers and collectors have known his ineffably French take on ‘60s pop for years. The secret is finally out.
Johnny Hallyday - Le Roi De France: Johnny Hallyday 1966-9 (Retro 871)
Le Roi De France pulls its cuts from when Johnny Hallyday, the King of French pop, was red hot and driving. He’s helped by a pre-Led Zeppelin
Jimmy Page and mod titans The Small Faces. It finally shows the rest of the world Hallyday at his most essential.
Sylvie Vartan – Irrésistiblement (Retro 848)
Sylvie Vartan was France’s queen of pop. Covering the golden years 1965 to 1968, Irrésistiblement is the first-ever collection of her
grooviest, most swinging and most danceable ‘60s cuts. Her songwriters included Mick Jones, later the lynchpin of hitmakers Foreigner.
France Gall - Made in France: France Gall’’s Baby Pop (Retro 909)
The definitive collection of France Gall’s upbeat, irresistible girl pop. She won 1965’s Eurovision with “Poupée De Cire Poupée De Son”, written
for her by Serge Gainsbourg. Made in France: France Gall’s Baby Pop brings the songs he composed for her together for the first time outside France.
Demis Roussos - On The Greek Side Of My Mind (Retro 915)
Before Greece’s progressive rock legends Aphrodite's Child bowed out in 1972 with the double concept album 666, their singer
Demis Roussos had already made his own, solo, concept album, 1971's psychedelic and atmospheric On The Greek Side Of My Mind.
Minimal Compact - Raging And Dancing: The Anthology (Retro 895)
Minimal Compact’s dance-inflected post punk revelled in the band’s Israeli origins. In 1981 Minimal Compact infused their music with the feel of their
home country, though they were based in Belgium. Still a dance floor filler, “Statik Dancin'” is a classic.
The Dynamites - Young Sound R&B (Retro 888)
The Dynamites' classic single “Tunnel To Heaven” – about dying – is one of the wildest, most fuzz-drenched, Japanese records from the ‘60s. The first-ever
official reissue of their Young Sound R&B album outside Japan is supplemented by all The Dynamites’ non-album JVC singles, including “Tunnel To Heaven”
The Golden Ear-rings - Just Earrings (Retro 852)
When Golden Earring scored a worldwide hit with “Radar Love”, few knew they already had an unbroken string of Dutch hits under the name The Golden Ear-rings.
Their 1965 debut album – supplemented here by the non-album singles – shows they were melodic, focused and immediate. They arrived on record fully formed. Just Earrings
is the foundation of that career that still thrives.
The Golden Ear-rings - Winter Harvest (Retro 853)
The Golden Ear-rings – Miracle Mirror (Retro 854)
The Golden Earrings 1968 album Miracle Mirror was consummate psychedelic pop, as good as anything coming from Britain, yet it escaped attention
beyond the Netherlands’ borders. Supplemented by the band’s contemporary singles, this reissue is very special. One listen and it’s obvious why.
The Outsiders – CQ (Retro 891)
The Outsiders’ 1968 album CQ was a benchmark, one of the greatest albums of the late ‘60s from anywhere. Supplemented by a professionally-recorded
1968 concert of CQ material, this definitive reissue includes an essay by Mike Stax, editor of Ugly Things that draws on interviews with band member
Blo - Chapters & Phases: The Complete Albums 1973-1975
Lagos-based trio Blo shook the Nigerian scene to its foundations with their Afro-rooted rock music. Formed from the ashes of Ginger Baker’s unrecorded band
Salt, Blo were described as Africa’s first rock band. Their first two albums, 1973’s Chapter One and 1975’s Phase II, are amazing fusions of traditional
rhythms and psychedelia.
Jabula Thunder And Happiness:The Complete Albums (Retro 914)
Formed in Britain in 1974 by exiled apartheid-era musicians who had left South Africa, Jabula
infused the sound of the townships with jazz, creating a compelling rhythmic stew. Their music was
accessible, compulsive and fresh. Lliner notes by founder member Julian Bahula are included.
Jack Downing - A Force That Cannot Be Named:
Although Jack Downing was American, he was Sweden’s pioneer of roots rock. In the ‘60s
and ‘70s, in his adopted country, he issued a string of singles and album compiled here for
the first time. This definitive statement includes a liner note by leading Swedish music writer
Tages - The Studio Album Plus
Tages released the benchmark Studio album in 1967. Sweden’s Sergeant Pepper drew on traditional Swedish music – this psychedelia is unique.
Never before released outside Sweden, RPM International’s reissue of Studio supplements the album with the non-album singles recorded in its wake.
Turid - Stjärnor Och Änglar, Stars And Angels: Songs,
1971-75 (Retro 870)
The magical records of Swedish singer-songwriter Turid have largely been a secret beyond the Scandinavian world. Stars and Angels: Songs, 1971-75 compiles
the best of the three bewitching, mysterious and fragile albums she made for the Swedish independent label Silence between 1971 and 1975.
Various Artists - A Real Cool Time Revisited
(Retro D 873)
In 1985 the compilation album A Real Cool Time: Distorted Sounds From The North brought Sweden’s garage rock revival to the world. Now expanded, that vital
period has the definitive statement it needed.
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