Cosmetic retail giants LUSH continue to push boundaries and break new ground with the nationwide release of their latest compilation album Instant Replay.
The vinyl-only triple album, previously available exclusively to LUSH Liverpool, is set for release Monday, April 29th on ECC100 Records.
The album, a passion project for Lush Co-founder Mark Constantine (who also personally curated the record), features 37 brand new versions of songs originally recorded between 1971 and 1981, including some of the finest funk, folk, pop and ballads of the time.
Tracks by artists as diverse as Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Sparks, The Clash and Vangelis have been reinterpreted and re-recorded by a galaxy of established and upcoming stars including Teddy Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Green Gartside, Jackie Oates, Marry Waterson, Stealing Sheep, Bash & Pop and Honeyfeet.
A magnificently eclectic, six-sided jewel of a record with a much loved song for every listener!
“There’s a trend to use the phrase ‘curated by’, but in this case it’s never been more appropriate.” Constantine says ahead of the albums release.
“For me, selecting outstanding tracks from that decade to be covered by such magnificent performers has been the ultimate luxury.”
“Some selections are obscure and overlooked greats; others are some of the most popular of the era. As you’ll see, once we started we couldn’t stop – and the digital album has even more tracks!”
“I hope you love it as much as I do.”