Record Companies – Virgin Records

All of the major labels are big enough that they have, at times at least, been able to boast an impressive range of artists, but few are as interesting as Virgin Records. Formed in 1972 by Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and Tom Newman, they went on to become one of the most influential labels in the music business.

Famously, Mike Oldfield‘s Tubular Bells was the label’s first release, and in the early 1970s, they became well known for their prog rock releases, also becoming an early home to Tangerine Dream, but then in 1977, hit the mainstream by signing the Sex Pistols. Major releases from Culture Club, The Human League, Simple Minds, XTC, and others followed, making the label a household name throughout the 1980s.

That was essentially it – in 1992, Richard Branson sold Virgin to EMI, and while the list of signed artists continued to grow, including such huge names as The Future Sound of London, the Spice Girls, and Meat Loaf, its heyday as an influential brand really seems to have passed by this time.

You can read more about Virgin Records here:
https://www.virginrecords.com/

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Preview – The Future Sound of London

To see bands re-evaluating their back catalogue can be a little disconcerting, but The Future Sound of London have come out with some great re-explored material recently – so Yage 2019 should be very exciting indeed. To celebrate, here’s the original:

Chart for stowaways – 9 March 2019

Here’s the latest album chart:

  1. Ladytron – Ladytron
  2. Jean-Michel Jarre – Equinoxe Infinity
  3. Jean-Michel Jarre – Planet Jarre
  4. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom (Re-Imagined)
  5. The Radiophonic Workshop – Possum (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  6. The Prodigy – No Tourists
  7. Gary Numan – I Assassin
  8. Moby – Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.
  9. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  10. Inspiral Carpets – Devil Hopping

Chart for stowaways – 2 March 2019

Here are the week’s top singles:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Agenda EP
  2. Ladytron – Horrorscope
  3. The Beloved – It’s Alright Now
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre – Flying Totems
  5. The Radiophonic Workshop – Arrival Home
  6. Ladytron – Far from Home
  7. Ladytron – The Animals
  8. Gesaffelstein feat. The Weeknd – Lost In The Fire
  9. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  10. Dave Gahan – Saw Something / Deeper and Deeper

Chart for stowaways – 23 February 2019

This is the latest album chart for stowaways:

  1. Jean-Michel Jarre – Equinoxe Infinity
  2. Ladytron – Ladytron
  3. Jean-Michel Jarre – Planet Jarre
  4. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom (Re-Imagined)
  5. The Radiophonic Workshop – Possum (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  6. Moby – Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.
  7. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  8. LCD Soundsystem – Electric Lady Sessions
  9. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
  10. The Prodigy – No Tourists

Chart for stowaways – 16 February 2019

Here are the top singles for stowaways this week:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Agenda EP
  2. The Beloved – It’s Alright Now
  3. Ladytron – Horrorscope
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre – Flying Totems
  5. Ladytron – Far from Home
  6. The Radiophonic Workshop – Arrival Home
  7. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  8. Gesaffelstein feat. The Weeknd – Lost In The Fire
  9. Ladytron – The Animals
  10. David Bowie – Breaking Glass

Chart for stowaways – 9 February 2019

These are the week’s top albums:

  1. Jean-Michel Jarre – Equinoxe Infinity
  2. Jean-Michel Jarre – Planet Jarre
  3. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom (Re-Imagined)
  4. The Radiophonic Workshop – Possum (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  5. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  6. Moby – Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.
  7. The Prodigy – No Tourists
  8. The Grid – Electric Head
  9. Sébastien Tellier – Politics
  10. Madness – The Very Best Of