Record Label: Universal Republic
Now on sale to celebrate Mayer Hawthorne's summer 2013 tour. Tour dates available HERE.
The “retro soul” tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded before 1980, and Mayer Hawthorne is aware of how trends come and go.
On How Do You Do, his first major label effort for Universal Republic Records, Hawthorne proved that he is not part of a trend. The classic Motown sound that provided the blueprint for his self-produced independent debut, A Strange Arrangement, remains, but is joined on How Do You Do by music reminiscent of late 1960s California pop and the best work from the likes of Steely Dan and Chicago.
Universal Republic Records has teamed up with Fat Beats Records to reissue How Do You Do in a stunning 7” vinyl box set featuring the entire album and it’s previously unreleased instrumentals. Housed in a hard case “black on black” box set, this collection features12 pieces of 7” wax in 12 picture jackets, along with a custom plastic display sheet which holds each of the 12 sleeves in a 4x3 collective mosaic.
Snoop Dogg once heralded Hawthorne as his new favorite artist, praise shared via Twitter by other stars such as Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and John Mayer. With this re-release of How Do You Do, such sentiment is sure to grow, just as Hawthorne himself continues to grow as an artist and performer. It was soul music from which he came, and those roots will never be left behind. But there is more to this artist than just soul music.
Republic Records will release "Amy", the Original Soundtrack. The album features music from the universally acclaimed film, directed by BAFTA winning director Asif Kapadia, and now officially the highest grossing British documentary of all time at the UK box office. Indeed "Amy", in the few months since its release, is a true global box office phenomenon and, officially the second highest grossing documentary of all time globally behind Fahrenheit 9/11.
Amy Winehouse – The Collection is an 8 disc, limited edition vinyl box set comprising Amy Winehouse’s 3 studio albums, live recordings from Amy’s 2007 Shepherd's Bush shows, including tracks available for the first time on vinyl, and an album’s worth of 'Rarities' featuring live session tracks dating back to 2003. Lovingly assembled and beautifully packaged, each LP will be pressed onto 180-gram vinyl and the box will include a litho print and an exclusive set of photographs.
Abel Tesfaye has transitioned expertly from shadowy R&B trailblazer to full-blown pop presence. In the wake of his deeply influential trilogy of 2011 full-lengths and his addictive contributions to 2014’s Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack—“Earned it” and “Where You Belong”—the Weeknd mastermind unveils another gorgeous collection of electrifying melody and brooding atmosphere. Beauty Behind the Madness features the Michael Jackson-like vocal moves of ”Can't Feel My Face,” the hypnotic thump of “The Hills,” and the psychedelic serenading of “Often.”