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We are SUGARBUSH RECORDS, a mail order company based in the UK. We buy and sell rare vinyl records: LPs, EPs and 45s. We specialize in rare Psych, Blues, Progressive, 60s Pop, & 70s / 80s Rock and much much more. I also collect vinyl, so do understand what you - the collector - expects. We aso sell on Discogs (Discogs Store) where you will find 5000 LPs, 12", EPs & 45s with full descriptions and images. Oh, and we ship FREE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD if you buy 5 records or more.  That is some good deal. Furthermore, if you have vinyl records for sale or are interested finding out more about us please get in touch. If you want to SELL SOME RECORDS and are in the South of England please telephone 01892 541 746

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THE CAROUSELS - "LOVE CHANGES LIKE THE SEASONS" (SUGARBUSH SB012) new pressing on GREEN VINYL, only 125 pressed!


THE CAROUSELS - "LOVE CHANGES LIKE THE SEASONS" (SUGARBUSH SB012), this is the mega rare and limited repress on see through GREEN VINYL. We have only issued 125 copies of this LP as a 2nd pressing and with 20 copies going straight to the band only 100 or so are up for grabs. This is by far the most limited pressing we have ever done. The original pressing (400 on black vinyl and 100 on purple vinyl) ar enow completely sold out. If you have not heard this - our best ever selling album - then expect 60s sounding Byrds / Burritos type Folk Rock, albeit with a distinctive Scottish twang! £19.99 including postage anywhere.

CAROUSELS / Green vinyl LP (free postage)

GREEN PAJAMAS - "IF YOU KNEW WHAT I DREAMED" (SUGARBUSH SB022), limited to 300 copies only on translucent green vinyl. Buy it here!

GREEN PAJAMAS - "IF YOU KNEW WHAT I DREAMED" (SUGARBUSH SB022), limited to 300 copies only on translucent green vinyl.
An amazing album that is finally out on vinyl. This was previously released as a download only album with live-in-the-studio versions of songs from Kelly's solo albums as well as a few of the band's oldies and two new songs. The sound quality is incredible and this pressing sounds particularly dynamic. The stripped-down production, always incredibly powerful, emphasizes the power of Kelly's melodies, making this an album of understated beauty and an absolutely essential addition to our catalogue.

Green Pajamas - If You Knew etc LP (free postage)

THE JUNIPERS "RED BOUQUET FAIR" (SUGARBUSH SB024) is out now on vinyl -order here!

THE JUNIPERS "RED BOUQUET FAIR" (SUGARBUSH SB024), the amazing Junipers release their second album on Sugarbush Records. Limited to 250 copies on red vinyl and only 235 copies on black vinyl, this is one of the absolute highlights of 2016 for us. Their first incredible album for us "Paint The Ground" sold out its first pressing in about 1 month back in 2014 and the yellow vinyl 2nd pressing is also almost sold out.
In short, this is a highly collectable and much loved band and we have no reason to assume this very limited pressing will also sell out in a short time. Musically, it is brilliant, a fantastic slice of 60s-tinged English Psychedelic Pop. Although only just released it has "classic" written all over it and will in time be seen and heard as one of the finest British Guitar Psych/Pop albums of all time. Limited to 250 copies on red vinyl and 235 copies on black vinyl.
£18.99 each including postage anywhere!
Junipers "Red Bouquet Fair" inc. postage

SOME NEW REVIEWS from the wonderful PTOLEMAIC TERRASCOPE website! Duncan Maitland, Dowling Poole & Orgone Box

SOME NEW REVIEWS from the wonderful PTOLEMAIC TERRASCOPE website!



 As with so many releases on Sugarbush, The Dowling Pool have a sixties feel, jangly guitar, and plenty of melodic swagger, however on top of that the music on their latest album is very difficult to categorise, sure it is definitely psychedelic but there is also a seventies art rock bent and the song writing of Blur seems present as well especially on the opening salvo of “Rebecca Receiving” and the sprightly groove of “Fight, Fight, Fight”. Equally entertaining is “When She Knows, She Knows” a fine slice of UK pop with honky tonk piano and an arrangement that is more complex than it sounds, with the vocal harmonies reminding me of Queen in 1975, as does the following tune “Vox Pops” which could be an outtake from “A Night At The Opera” which is a good thing and illustrates the quality of the writing on the album. To end side one, “Willing To Change” is a delightful tune that you continue to sing as you flip the record over where you discover the delights of “Hope and Glory” which could be a brit-pop classic except it is better than that, a glorious musical romp with smart lyrics and plenty of musical changes reminding me of XTC at their finest. As the album moves on there is plenty to love and even a nod towards Prince on the lovely “Bring Back The Glow”. To end it all, the title track glows with warmth, a gentle way to leave an album that is overflowing with wonder and quality, an album that will be getting plenty of air time this summer.

Consisting of four track recording from the early nineties, “Lorne Park Tapes” chronicles the early musical development of Orgone Box through the songs of Rick Corcoran during a period where the main memories are “beach, pub,studio, train, rehearsals, gigging, ligging, someone's crash pad, repeat..”. To be fair the sleeves notes almost write the review themselves, a self confessed infatuation with The Beatles evident throughout the album, this obsession fighting with a love of melodic American Rock such as Tom Petty or Cheap Trick to produce song that could how the fab four would have sounded had they been American and famous in the seventies. This mix has resulted some excellent tunes that could define Power Pop, meaty guitar sweetened by melodic loveliness, with tunes such as “In The Right Hands” and “Hello Wonderland” making all the right moves and sounding very professional for four track recordings. Over eleven songs there is a definite personality and coherence to the tunes meaning they flow together to create a collection that all work together. Highlights include “Star” which has some great seventies guitar sounds and “Barbican” a tune with a darker lyrical content that reminds me of something by Cockney Rebel. Nice and noisy my favourite track is the excellent “Last Ride On The Jets”, guitar rocking out with abandon, plenty of jangle and shining with melodic sunshine, a perfect musical moment that makes me happy. To end, “Hard For Me” wears the Beatles influence proudly on its sleeve, a slightly muffled sound only adding to its charm.

With a twang of steel guitar and an easy strum, “Your Century” kicks off the latest release from Duncan Maitland with a laid back seventies vibe, bright production and plenty of hooks drawing you into the warm melodic charms of the track with the bit in the middle reminding me strongly of 10cc, the charms continued on “Terry The Toad” another delightful and very relaxed tune that is easy on the ear, beautifully arranged and filled with some great playing. As the side continues you realise just how good the song writing is, shades of The Lilac Time, XTC, Paul McCartney and (I might have to whisper this) Gilbert O'Sullivan to be heard in songs such as “Crash Position” or the lilting loveliness of “Handbirds”, side one finished in style with “Alien At Home”, a song so catchy you can sing along the first time you hear it. With no let up in quality on side two, listeners are guaranteed a good time as a sweet trumpet heralds in the slightly reggae groove of “Up To You” another catchy as hell tune, whilst the lazy messing about on the river feel of “Insect Under The Stone” is drenched in the scent of lilac and honeysuckle so languid is its intent, especially as the trumpet takes over the melody line, beautiful. Throughout this collection the harmonies are spot on, the playing immaculate and the flow of the album ensures a sunny and suitably mellow 40 minutes is to be enjoyed anytime. If you grew up listening to the radio in the seventies then the tunes will bring back memories, although this is no retro trip, just a collection of timeless and wonderful songs. So three album that are different in style yet all shine with the quality that you have come to expect from Sugarbush records. (Simon Lewis)

PUGWASH "ALMOND TEA" & 8x8 "AZALEA'S ROOM", out now on vinyl and a little backstory.


So here is the slight more detailed message about our two latest releases. First of all I should mention the wonderful 8x8 album "AZALEA'S ROOM" - this really came about due one of those odd little coincidences. I was playing an old 1990 USA Indie single by a band named WALL OF ORCHIDS and was reminded what a piece of unique and perfect slice of Pop this was. So I did a little research online and found the man behind this record: LANE STEINBERG. So I got in touch via email and after some exchanges we found out about this unreleased album (on vinyl anyway) by his current band 8x8 called "AZALEA'S ROOM" which turned out to be a beautiful Brian Wilson tinged album of sheer Pop genius. 
 It is now out on vinyl in a limited edition of only 300 copies  on red vinyl and  I really think you ought to check out this lovely record. It is hard to think a more well crafted record with shades of Beach Boys, McCartney, Jellyfish yet it really stands out as a great record all on its own. Every home should own one!

Then we come to the other album out this week: "ALMOND TEA" by PUGWASH. Pugwash, as some of you might know already, are a fantastic Irish band who have built up a massive following worldwide (and in particular in the USA) with fans in very high places too! So "ALMOND TEA" was their 1999 debut CD, never before released on vinyl, which has become legendary in Powerpop circles and even the original CD became so scarce that it has been fetching big money online. Why it took a little label like us to come along and release it on vinyl is a bit of a mystery. - I would have assumed the big boys would have lined up for this one years ago. But, there we go - the band asked us to release it and now it has found a home and is available in 2 colours, green & brown (250 of each). So please get involved, check out the bands on Youtube if you can. Or here are some links for you to pay the albums online. But get the vinyl if you're even half tempted, we'd appreciate it!

Pugwash on tour!

Well, as you all may know earlier on today (20th May 2016) the PUGWASH album ALMOND TEA finally arrived in a battered old white van dispatched from a brand new high-tech pressing plant from somewhere in the former Eastern Block. I feverishly played the record to test it and make sure it was grade A and good enough to unleash on the wider world. It was and I was mighty pleased. For some time now this has been the LP I have really looked forward to as I had pursued the lads for some years now in a valiant effort to publish something by them on vinyl. One day out of the blue, the call came from Thomas and we were given the go-ahead. Well, the months passed and the final product is here. I instantly phoned the boys and as fate would have it there were a mere 50 miles away travelling on the M25 to a gig. Screeching to a halt on the fast lane and turning on a penny the boys travelled about 10 miles in the wrong lane, weaving in and out of the oncoming traffic and only when it was convenient did they change onto the right side of the motorway to get to us here in Kent. Providence ensured it was a safe journey and only 4 hours it took them to travel the 50 miles back to us - it being a Friday afternoon in South East England. Tumbling out of the van, as they now only had 30 minutes to travel the next 150 miles to Somerset for this night's show, we adjourned to our cottage and after much hugging and chatting meeting the family and signing a few sleeves the lads took their Lps and headed off into the sunset. With cake to sustain them on their journey. So if you're in Frome tonight to see the band, remember what they had to go though to entertain you. Lovely lads they are and we hope we will see them again soon.
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8by8 "AZALEAS ROOM" (SUGARBUSH RECORDS SB020) is out now on vinyl - only 300 copies, red vinyl. Free worldwide postage

8x8 (Eight by Eight) - AZALEA'S ROOM (SUGARBUSH RECORDS SB 020), out now on vinyl and limited to only 300 copies worldwide on red vinyl. This masterpiece courtesy of USA's LANE STEINBERG and Ukraine's ALEXANDER KHODCHENKO is finally out on vinyl! A magical blend of Brian Wilson-esque melodies fused with Psychedelia this is a very special album crafted by two incredibly gifted musicians. Lane Stienberg has one of the most wonderful voices I have ever hear and the songs he writes are nothing short of genius. This is by no means a sixties-only influenced album, there are elements of 80s Pop too and fans of XTC should definately take note as well. Utitmately this record is a field of its own and is one of the most original works we have released in our time as a record label. Please do not miss out on this fantastic records. Postage is included in the price by the way, anywhere in the world!

On red vinyl.

PUGWASH the "ALMOND TEA" album is out now on vinyl, buy it here - free postage anywhere!

 PUGWASH - "ALMOND TEA" (SUGARBUSH SB021) finally this album is in stock. We have been waiting for this for some months now, fielding questions from worldwide fans of Pugwash, desperate to know when this 1999 album would finally be out on vinyl. Well folks, the wait is over: it is in stock and in fact as I write this I am just playing it on my deck. It sounds great of course not least because this IS one brilliant record that staggeringly has never before been released on vinyl! I was thrilled of course when the band aksed me to release it and I hope we have done this record justice.
Furthermore, available for the first time on vinyl we are incredibly please to offer you two colour versions of this classic 1999 album! As long time fans will know this is one heck of a great LP, with shades of ELO, BEATLES, THE MOVE and other luminaries. We offer free postage s the price you see below is what you pay. Each colour version is only £18.99 and that includes postage, whether you are in the UK, USA or anywhere else on planet earth. Each colour pressing is limited to only 250 copies and you can choose from either green vinyl or brown vinyl, or you can buy both!Below you will find a drop down menu with the various colours you can get.

Colours

NEW DOWLING POOLE album "ONE HYDE PARK" out now on vinyl, only 300 copies + JACKDAW4 2LP set offer.


DOWLING POOLE - ONE HYDE PARK (SUGARBUSH SB018), limited to only 300 copies on vinyl, the amazing DOWLING POOLE are back with their new album - out on vinyl on our label! Another masterpiece of intelligent, well crafted Pop by these masters of hook, line & melody! One for fans of THE CARDIACS, XTC, WINGS, 10cc, SUPERTRAMP, JELLYFISH and any classic British Pop band you care to think of! From the opening single "Rebecca Receiving", a brilliant slice of English Pop, to the title track the production, melodies and lyrics are incredible. Check out their 1st album too (also out on our label), but in the meanwhile enjoy this amazing new album.


Dowling Poole - 1 Hyde Park
JACKDAW4 "RETROSPECTACLES" 2LP SET, another record in our "Special Imports Series" (IMP016), yes it is a very limited copy of WILLIE DOWLING'S previous band's (before DOWLING POOLE) two albums repackaged as a deluxe 2lp set on vinyl. Two incredible records of stinging, intelligent British Power-Pop. Amazing songs and all the trimmings you'd expect a project led by the genius Willie Dowling. Absolutely an essential addition to our catalogue, only £19.99 for 2 Lps including postage!!

JACKDAW4 2LP

SUGARBUSH LABEL NEWS MARCH 2016, PUGWASH, THE JUNIPERS, 8by8


SUGARBUSH LABEL NEWS & VIEWS, 10TH MARCH 2016. 

I am very much looking forward to Willie Dowling of the amazing DOWLING POOLE coming to visit next week. The pressing on vinyl of the new DOWLING POOLE album should be arriving today and Willie is swinging by here in Kent on his way from France to London. He is a tremendous fellow, hugely talented as you all know, and an engaging talker and although our meetings are generally over far too soon it is always a blast to see him. The new album ONE HYDE PARK is on general release in the first week of April this year and my label SUGARBUSH is lucky enough to have been asked to release the vinyl edition once again. 
This is limited to only 300 copies, which seems insane as an album should, and in the past would have, be selling thousands of copies. But such is the new age of vinyl, while we hear of a vinyl revival in reality the numbers shifted these days are very low. This does not detract from the fact that some incredible music is being made all the time and around the globe. But, despite all the hype, vinyl is a tiny fraction of the overall numbers of albums sold. Maybe people these days don't, on the whole, have the time to sit and listen to an album. I find the physical aspect of placing the vinyl on the deck after removing from the sleeve an integral part of the listening process, but I and possibly you, are now in a minority. Personally I don't really mind selling 300-500 copies of any album I release but for the artists it would be nice if they could count on bigger sales and therefore more money and exposure. But it is as it is.

Another great find in recent time is LANE STEINBERG, whose 8by8 album "AZALEA'S ROOM" I am releasing in a few weeks. This was an entirely lucky find. I was digging around in my stash of 80s singles a while back and found one I could not remember ever playing. It was by a USA band -  WALL OF ORCHIDS -  from the late 80s. I played it and it turned out to be a Pop classic of the highest order. Reading the credits on the back cover,  the name LANE STEINBERG jumped out and it became clear that he alone was the talent behind this great 7" record. My idea at that moment was to find him via the internet and to ask him if he had any other music in the vaults. So, find him I did in minutes and within a hour or so had played a batch of WALL OF ORCHIDS songs. I had also emailed him and lo and behold he replied the same day! We hatched a plan to issue a retrospective of the WALL OF ORCHIDS recordings. However, he mentioned a current new project, 8by8, which at that point I had filed in mind as a "must listen to at some point" project and put it aside for a while. When  I did finally get to listen to the 8by8 albums online I was pretty impressed. So much so that the WALL OF ORCHIDS album was put on hold and we agreed to issue the 8by8 album first. Mainly, because it was so good but also it is where Lane's energies are at the moment. So in a few months you may be one of the lucky 300 or so people who have a chance of owning this great album. With its layers of harmonies and intricate songs it is almost like a BEACH BOYS album for the 21st Century. While retaining a strong 1960s as well as 1980s feel the ideas and music are very much in the now while all the time retaining the sense of melody and arrangement that I like so much and that my releases are geared towards.

5 weeks ago I bumped into THE JUNIPERS' Pete Gough at a London record Fair. it was there that he confirmed the new JUNIPERS album RED BOUQUET FAIR was finally finished and that I would be hearing the album within the week. The boys were true to their word and sent the album over and it is - inevitably - incredible, clever, deep, heartfelt and as good if not better than their legendary PAINT THE GROUND album (currently enjoying good sales on our 2nd pressing). I love this band and the lads who are THE JUNIPERS are a great bunch and very accomplished musicians and writers. The album should set the world on fire but of course it will be only those "in the know" who will get to hear about it while leaving the rest to wallow in the likes of Justin Bieber et al. But that's how it blows. In time, however, as the cream slowly rises to the top you will be the proud owner of what will be considered one of the best even English Psych/pop albums.

The Junipers connection also finally made the great PUGWASH come our way, with an offer to release the ALMOND TEA album on vinyl. I of course jumped at the chance and hopefully the record should be with us within  months now. The test pressing sounds amazing and the whole project is a pleasure to be involved with. Well, that is it for this time. Cheers Markus Holler