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2018 – what a year! Thanks to all our customers and friends for making it a really special year for us; you really did make it the best year for Reckless and we really appreciate you.
Top records for us in 2018….
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: “Talk Tight” EP, “The French Press” EP, “Hope Downs” LP
Richard Thompson: “13 Rivers” LP
Mary Halvorson: “Code Girl” LP
Warthog: “S/T” EP
Ex Terrestrial: “Urth Born” EP
Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet: :The Complete Lansdowne Recordings” Box Set
Fast Floor: “On A Quest For Intelligence” LP
Thomas Bush: “Old And Red” LP
Peter Broggs: “Jah Golden Throne”
Acayouman: “Funky Reggae” EP
Constant Mongrel: “Living In Excellence” LP
Uwalmassa: “Bumi Uthiri” EP
Puce Mary: “The Drought” LP
MT Rice: “S/T” EP
Amnesia Scanner: “Another Life”
Few oldies/reissues in theres because we literally sit at work all day listening to mostly old music!
Lots of great gigs, books, comics too this year but the best book I read was Viv Albertines’ “Clothes Music Boys” which I can honestly say completely blew me away.
I’m still off for Christmas (in a freezing house with a broken boiler on the Kent coast) so only know about a few things that have come in this week but here you go…
Another top notch Jungle/Drum & Bass collection. Sean said “Ed Rush, Source Direct, Alex Reece, Skanna, Photek and other stuff on Ram, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware etc”. Nice nice!!!! We can never have enough Drum & Bass if its the right stuff.
Nice original UK pressings from Nick Drake “Five Leaves Left”, The Doors, Love and Neil Young. Sean sent me some pics and these look beautiful.
Some pricey clean African LPs – mostly from Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
Signed Indie classic from Oasis, Stereolab and Teenage Fanclub!
I’m sure loads more has come in, but I’ll have to report back next week!
It really was a top year for us – check last weeks blog for a round down of some of the records and collections we bought. This year we hope to step up our game even more so watch this space!
Heres to 2019!