News Round-Up: The Selecter, The Prodigy and more

The Selecter Too Much Pressure

Our recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the past seven days includes a reissue for The Selecter and the first feature length doc on The Prodigy.

Chrysalis Records will continue its 2 Tone retrospective on April 23rd with the re-release of The Selecter’s debut album Too Much Pressure.

The remastered album, non-album singles and b-sides, a John Peel session, previously unreleased rarities and a 24-page book with sleevenotes by Daniel Rachel are all packed into the 3CD version, whilst both black and limited edition clear vinyl are being arranged on half-speed master, complete with a bonus 7” of the signature hit On My Radio.

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Kings Of Leon have shared more from their new album When You See Yourself in anticipation of its arrival on March 5th.

Echoing follows the double hit of The Bandit and 100,000 People, another coming out of sessions at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios with producer Markus Dravs.

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Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett’s soundtrack for Her is to get an official release on March 19th.

Digital, vinyl and cassette formats have been arranged, the score divided into 13 tracks eight years after it drove director Spike Jonze’s screenwriting debut.

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The Prodigy

Liam Howlett and Maxim are working with Pulse Films on their first ever feature-length documentary, which is provisionally titled The Prodigy.

“We are making a band documentary film…so fukin what?,” the duo continue.

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Another list of big names have made the shortlist for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, including Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Tina Turner.

Foo Fighters and Jay-Z are on the ballot in their first year of eligibility, whilst there’s a second appearance for Kate Bush, Devo, Carole King and the New York Dolls, and a third for Todd Rundgren, Rage Against The Machine and Chaka Khan.

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Mary Wilson, one of the co-founders of the leaders of the classic 60s Motown girl group era, The Supremes, has died.

The news was confirmed by her publicist Jay Schwartz, and the founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy, has left his own statement; “I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” he’s said, quoted by the BBC.

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