6 vinyl releases for August 2022

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Deluxe box sets, limited editions, reissues, new albums… Vinyl releases are more relevant than ever. Pop, rock, classical, funk, jazz, hip-hop and even electro, all musical genres are available in this timeless format. Collectors of wax and lovers of the warm sound of turntables, here is a selection of the latest unmissable records.

Madonna, Hot Chip, Silk Sonic, Steve Reich, Muse and Alicia Keys… Rediscover your favorite artists’ albums, add to your record collection and discover new musical horizons with our selection of audiophile records.

Madonna – Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones

In reference to the 50 tracks that reached #1 on the US Billboard charts, Madonna unveils Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones.

Released as a double LP on August 19, 2022, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones by Madonna is a compilation of the artist’s best tracks. These songs are not chosen at random, as this album refers to Madonna’s historic feats. She is the first singer/songwriter to reach #1 on the US Billboard charts with 50 of her songs, the latest of which is I Don’t Search I Find from the album Madame X. She expressed her appreciation in a statement to Billboard: “Dancing is my first love […] so every time one of my songs is celebrated in the clubs and recognized in the charts, I feel like I’m home.

From Everybody and I Don’t Search I Find to Deeper and Deeper and Girl Gone Wild, this new album looks back at the artist’s incredible musical journey. Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones includes a total of 16 remixed timeless tracks.

Hot Chip – Freakout/Release

Freakout/Release is the eighth studio album of the band Hot Chip. It combines the energy and creativity of the band members with dark and poignant lyrics.

Legendary electro-pop band Hot Chip reveals its eighth studio album entitled Freakout/Release. Composed of Owen Clarke, Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis Taylor, the band had unveiled the album in April 2022 with the song Down.

This brand new album was recorded in the new Relax & Enjoy studio in London. The album features incredible energy that is skillfully combined with dark and bold lyrics. Joe Goddard adds, “We were living in a time where it was very easy to feel that people were losing control of their lives in different ways. There’s a darkness that runs through a lot of these songs.”

Available on double vinyl with a 140 gram pressing since August 19th, 2022, Freakout/Release includes the tracks Down, Broken, Not Alone, Miss the Bliss or The Evil That Men Do in collaboration with Cadence Weapon.

Silk Sonic – An Evening with Silk Sonic

Silk Sonic’s debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic, features Funk, R&B, disco and Soul sounds.

One of the most iconic Pop/Rock duos unveils their first studio album called An Evening with Silk Sonic. This late August release is, of course, brought to us by the duo Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak, who make up the group Silk Sonic. The album goes through different musical styles with R&B, Soul, Funk and Disco. Comprising 9 tracks, it is now available as a single 33T vinyl disc. The duo named “best group” at the 2021 BET Awards focuses on soft melodies, a lot of energy and intoxicating lyrics… Enough to motivate you after your summer vacation!

As a reminder, Silk Sonic shot to fame in March 2021 during Bruno Mars’ European “24K Magic World” tour. It was an immediate success with the track Leave the Door Open which now has millions of streams. Quickly becoming a gold record in France and a Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper, “Silk Sonic” is a real hit. Moreover, this artistic success would take them to the stage of the Grammy Awards ceremony.

Ensemble intercontemporain – Steve Reich: Reich/Richter

The meeting of composer Steve Reich and painter Gerhard Richter resulted in the creation of the collection called Reich/Richter.

Composed between 2018 and 2019 at The Shed arts center in New York, the album Ensemble intercontemporain – Steve Reich: Reich/Richter was released this summer as a vinyl record. The combination of classical music and the unique sound of vinyl provides optimal conditions for an unparalleled listening experience. Reich/Richter is the result of the encounter between the minimalist music composer Steve Reich and the painter Gerhard Richter. Their different visions of art intermingle to deliver an incredible result. This previously unreleased work gracefully plunges us into the universe of these two great contemporary artists.

The Ensemble intercontemporain explores music from the 20th century to the present day. Note that together with the filmmaker Corinna Belz, the two artists also created the film Moving Picture 946-3, which will be associated with the music as a visual concert.

Muse – Will of the People

Muse is back with the album Will of the People composed of 10 unreleased tracks.

Ninth studio album for one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Will of the People is an explosive and emotional project. Inspired by the chaotic atmosphere of the moment, the members of Muse chose to call it “Will of the People “. The album was recorded in London and Los Angeles, where, as Matt Bellamy explains, they were “influenced by the growing uncertainty and instability in the world”. The pandemic, the return of war in Europe and environmental disasters are the subjects at the heart of this new album. He points out, “the world as we have known it for a long time is now under threat.”

As for The Resistance and The 2nd Law, this album was self-produced by the band, guided by the drummer Dom. He explains: “Every track on the album is the best version of a style that Muse has explored”. Fans can dive into the band’s greatest work with 37 minutes music.

Alicia Keys – Keys

The album Keys is available as a double vinyl record containing original and remixed songs.

To conclude this selection of August vinyl releases, what better than the eighth opus by the talented Alicia Keys, simply titled Keys. Released in 2021, the album is now available on double vinyl on Son-Vidéo.com. The first disc features original songs (Originals). The second features new mixes of the same music (Unlocked).

Produced and written by Alicia Keys herself, this album is very intimate and recalls certain important events of her personal life. For the elaboration of this album, she relied on the precious help of renowned producers Swizz Beatz, Fred Ball and AraabMuzik. (Re)discover on vinyl the tracks Skydive, Billions, Lala and Only You, but also collaborations with Khalid, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, Swae Lee, Brandi Carlile and Jacob Collier.

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See our other vinyl selections: Top 6 vinyl albums of June 2022 and Top 6 vinyl albums of May 2022.


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