Welcome to New Music Friday, our weekly round-up of the best album releases. We pull together our highlights from the UK album release calendar, featuring new music by the biggest, best and brightest. Best of all, we only select artists with new music who you can catch live over the coming months. Check back every week for more of our curated tips, from emerging talent to stadium veterans.
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours: 20 Years Collectors’ Edition
Welsh trio Manic Street Preachers celebrate two decades since the release of their fifth studio album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours.
This collectors’ edition includes a limited edition deluxe three CD box set and two LPs. The three CD box set includes the original album remastered by James Dean Bradfield, a disc of demos and live rehearsal recordings, and a disc of all remixes and b-sides from the album. The double LP includes the remastered album and a digital download code, as well as a limited-edition poster.
The album contained the singles The Everlasting, You Stole The Sun From My Heart, Tsunami and Guinness world record holding If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next.
Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone: 10th Anniversary Edition
Heavy metallers Slipknot have unleashed a special 10th anniversary edition of their fourth studio album All Hope Is Gone. It’s the final record to feature the band’s full original line-up before the departure of drummer Joey Jordison, and the untimely death of bassist Paul Gray.
The 10th anniversary reissue follows on from Corey Taylor’s reveal that the band will enter the studio in early 2019. In October 2018, the band released the single All Out Life from their upcoming sixth studio album.
Andre Rieu – Romantic Moments II
Over the course of his four decade career violinist and conductor Andre Rieu has released over 60 studio and live albums.
Romantic Moments II features several tracks from Fiddler on the Roof, including Sunrise Sunset and Evening Prayer as well as Morning Hymne from The Sound Of Music, and his take on Amazing Grace.
Kidz Bop Kids – Kidz Bop 2019
Following the recent announcement that Kidz Bop will be coming to the UK for the first time, they have released their fourth studio album Kidz Bop 2019.
The record features covers of chart-topping pop hits like Drake’s In My Feelings, Ariana Grande’s No Tears Left to Cry and Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris’ smash One Kiss.
The group also has a new member, Mia who will be joining them from her run in the London theatre production of Matilda.
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