Remix single of Cali taken from the Weather Diaries, the track was made available for download/streaming on August 22nd 2017.
Fifth single from Weather Diaries, Cali was made available for download/streaming on July 11th 2017. Official video Commentary video where the band discuss the song
Fifth album released on 16th June 2017. The press release states: "Ride's first album in over twenty years, Weather Diaries, will be released June 16th via Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, and is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early ‘90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album that’s ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive. The album will be released through Wichita Recordings and sees the band reunited with label co-founders Mark Bowen and Dick Green, who worked with Ride during the band’s early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album ‘Nowhere’ and produced it’s follow up ‘Going Blank Again’." Lannoy Point Charm Assault All I Want Home Is A Feeling Weather Diaries Rocket Silver Symphony Lateral Alice Cali Integration Tape Impermanence White Sands Nightshift review London In Stereo review Some of you have seen this but... have a peek at the embossed Weather Diaries gatefold. Pre-orders are still open > https://t.co/M2dNnb9wdg pic.twitter.com/DhQo3rW7JX— RIDE (@rideox4) June 13, 2017
Fourth single from Weather Diaries, Lannoy Point is the opening track from the album and was made available for download/streaming on June 9th 2017.
All I Want remix by GLOK (Andy Bell) released as a single, originally appeared on US sites on 19th May. International release 25th May 2017. Download/streaming only.
All I Want single Download only release of third track from Weather Diaries. An alternative sleeve (see below) was added to download sites on 18th May 2017.
First new song released since 1996. Press statement states: ""Charm Assault" is taken from Ride's forthcoming album, due to be released Summer 2017 on Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by Erol Alkan and mixed by the band's longtime collaborator, Alan Moulder. Andy Bell says “Charm Assault is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and Charm Assault feels like a natural continuation from our peak. When we started writing together again we tried to imagine we'd kept on making music all this time, and this was just the latest one.” An alternative sleeve (see below) was added to download sites on 18th May 2017.
Reissue of debut album to celebrate the 25th anniversary. Released as limited edition (2000 copies) double splatter vinyl also featuring additional tracks from Fall EP and Today Forever EP not featured on original pressing. CD comes with an additional live DVD recorded at the Town & Country Club in March 1991. Tracklisting for CD and LP Seagull Kaleidoscope In A Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here And Now Nowhere Unfamiliar Sennen Beneath Today Tracklisting for Live at the Town & Country Club DVD Polar Bear Unfamiliar Like A Daydream Drive Blind Vapour Trail Beneath In A Different Place Perfect Time Sennen Taste Today Decay Dreams Burn Down Chelsea Girl Nowhere Seagull Promo video Nowhere live at the Town & Country Club 7th March 1991 Dreams Burn Down live at the Town & Country Club 7th March 1991
Soundcheck 1 Soundcheck 2 Performance CD single - no cat # design.tourist p + c 2002 Ride First new Ride material for 6 years Recorded 16/10/01 for the Channel 4 show 'Pioneers' (broadcast 5/12/01) 1000 copy only release, now sold out The band's 17/10/01 e-newsletter described the recording thus: "So yesterday at the John Henry rehearsal complex in North London, Andy, Mark, Steve and Loz all turned up, set-up, plugged-in and put together about an hour's worth of un-rehearsed sonic jamming to accompany the forthcoming series of Channel 4's Pioneers. The show is about the influence of Sonic Youth and is effectively "presented" by Andy and Mark. They talk about Sonic Youth's influence generally to 90's music and specifically the influence on the then-fledgling Ride. As part of the idea for the show, the producer had asked Mark and Andy to play 10-15 minutes of guitar-based feedback which they wanted to film and use as a backdrop to the programme. It was Andy's idea that if he and Mark were going to get together to talk about Sonic Youth's influence on Ride then any "performance" to accompany the programme should feature all 4 ex-Ride members. Mark flew in from France for the day, Andy delayed his return to Sweden after the Oasis tour for a day and both Loz and Steve managed to juggle their existing commitments to make way for the day's filming. Everyone arrived about 11 and everything was set-up and ready to roll about Midday. Once the TV people had sorted their sound and camera positions out, the band started to work on a loose jam that they'd put together on the spot. It was a simple recording - one stereo mic for the drums, one bass mic and one each for Andy's and Mark's guitars. No vocals. It was truly amazing how quickly the whole sound slotted into place, that old adage about riding a bicycle was never more appropriate. There was a break while the sound levels and the overall mix were checked: and also while the lighting team sorted out their part of the equation. After a spot of lunch the band started playing about 1:30 with the cameras and the tape rolling until it came to it's natural conclusion about 2:15. Mark and Andy then filmed the interview and they all packed up and went their separate ways - Mark and Andy off to Heathrow for their respective flights, Steve back to Oxford and Loz back across London. It was very strange to witnedd how natural the whole event was and also how enjoyable and inspirational it was too. They talked about whether to base the jam on perhaps Grasshopper or even the middle section of Drive Blind but in the end a completely new piece of music came out of the day. There will some snaps of the day and maybe some camcorder footage up on the Ride site in the next couple of weeks or so - don't touch that dial." The original CD sold out almost immediately. You can buy official downloads of the EP directly from Ride here Image above was originally posted on the old rideox4.net official site David from Biff Bang Pow was there on the day and shot a few pieces of video, which he has uploaded to his YouTube channel. You can watch them below.
Ignition Records CD - IGN CD13C (available as part of box set only) Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed Sennen Like A Daydream Twisterella Time Of Her Time Nowhere Vapour Trail Seagull Close My Eyes Mouse Trap All songs Ride Recorded live at Reading Festival 29.8.92 by Fleetwood Mobiles Mixed at Konk Studios, London by Alan Moulder and Mark Gardener Mastered at Abbey Road, London by Nick Webb Distributed by 3MV/Pinnacle Design & Art Direction by Tourist, London The initial intention was to release 'Reading' as a DVD rather than audio CD, as the entire gig was filmed by Fuji TV in Japan. However, the video tapes have subsequently been misplaced. 'Making Judy Smle' and 'I Don't Want To Be A Soldier' were also played and recorded, but were deemed not good enough for inclusion on this disc. '..Soldier' was released inittialy on the 'NME Mutha Of Creation' cassette and then appeared on the 'Just Say Roe' compilation CD. Both tracks have since been made available for download via ridemusic.net
Ignition Records CD - IGN CD13B (available as part of box set only) Something's Burning Chelsea Girl (4 track demo) Blue Dreams Burn Down Dub She's So Fine New Age Tongue Tied Everybody Knows I'm Fine Thanks Xmas Song King Bullshit Smile (4 track demo) Welcome To Paradise In A Different Place (differently) BarneyS All songs Ride except 1 Gardener, 5 Bell, 6 Reed, 13 words Gardener/Rieley. music: Gardener 1,2,4,5,9,10,12,13,14 & 15 produced by Ride. 3,7,8 & 11 produced by Alan Moulder. 6 produced by John Lecie 1 &5 recorded and mixed at Courtyard Studios, Oxfordshire. 2 & 12 recorded and mixed in Steve's bedroom. 3,7,8 & 11 recorded at Chipping Norton Studios by Alan Moulder and at Black Barn Studios, Ripley by Matt Oliver. Mixed at The Church Studios, London by Alan Moulder. 4 recorded and mixed at Blackwing Studois, London by Marc Waterman. 6 recorded and mixed at Abbey Road, London by John Leckie and Chris Brown. 9 recorded and mixed at Union Studios, Oxford. 10 & 15 recorded and mixed at Black Barn Studios, Ripley by Matt Oliver. 13 recorded at Matrix Stdios, London - engineered at Richard Digby Smith and Paul Motion. Mixed at Matrix Studios by Mark Freegard fo 140db. 14 recorded and mixed in London somewhere. Mastered at Abbey Road, London by Nick Webb Compiled by Steve Queralt Distributed by 3MV/Pinnacle Cover Photograph by Reza Estakhrian Band Photographs by Jayne Houghton & Joe Dillworth Photographs, Design & Art Direction by Tourist, London
Ignition Records CD - IGN CD13A (available as part of box set only) CD - IGN CD14 LP - IGN LP14 Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Like A Daydream Taste Dreams Burn Down Vapour Trail Unfamiliar Leave Them All Behind Twisterella OX4 Birdman From Time To Time How Does It Feel To Feel? I Don't Know Where It Comes From Black Nite Crash Mastered at Abbey Road, London by Nick Webb Distributed by 3MV/Pinnacle Cover Photograph by Reza Estakhrian Band Photographs by Jayne Houghton & Joe Dillworth Design & Art Direction by Tourist, London Jewel Case CD (IGN CD14) All tracks are original, full versions, except 'From Time To Time' (missing Sleeper Creeper II outro) and 'I Don't Know Where I Comes From', which is the single version. Liner Notes (the OX4) by Andy Perry CD Also available (in digi-pack version) as part of the Box Set (IGN CD13A)
Ignition Records 3 x CD (Box Set) (IGN CD13) CD1 OX4_The Best Of Ride (IGN CD13A) CD2 Firing Blanks_Unreleased Ride Recordings 1988-95 (IGN CD13B) CD3 Live_Reading Festival 1992 (IGN CD13C) Mastered at Abbey Road, London by Nick Webb. Distributed by 3MV/Pinnacle. Design & Art Direction by Tourist and Laurence Colbert 3 digi-pack CDs, with booklet, in cardboard slip case
Creation Records Vinyl LP - CRELP188 Cassette - C-CRE188 CD - CRECD188 Black Nite Crash Sunshine/Nowhere To Run Dead Man Walk On Water Deep Inside My Pocket Mary Anne Castle On The Hill Gonna Be Alright The Dawn Patrol Ride The Wind Burnin' Starlight Motel Recorded in London, 1995 Engineered by Richard 'Digby' Smith and Paul Motion Mixed by Mark Freegard for 140dB except 'Castle On The Hill' mixed by Andy Bell Designed at Negativespace Each format featured different sleeve colour: CD - turquoise (pictured), LP - orange, and cassette - green
Creation Records 12" single - CRE199T CD single - CRESCD199 Black Nite Crash Nothing Lasts Forever Slave A Trip Down Ronnie Lane Recorded in London, 1995 Engineered by Richard 'Digby' Smith and Paul Motion Mixed by Mark Freegard for 140dB Designed at Negativespace
Creation Records Promo 12" - No Cat # Black Nite Crash 12" is housed in black, die-cut sleeve Promo CD - CCD 199 Black Nite Crash Nothing Lasts Forever Slave A Trip Down Ronnie Lane CD sleeve is identical to commercial release, with CD printed black rather than cream
Vox Magazine – VOX RAD 9799 I Don't Know Where It Comes From (Radcliffe Session) Free cassette with VOX magazine Later released on Waves
Nice Records CD - Nyce 1/CD LP - Nyce 1/LP That Man (Small Faces) Recorded during the 'Tarantula' sessions A 2 track promo CD, featuring an early 'rough mix' of 'That Man' was also released
Focus Records CD Promo - FOCUSPCD12 That Man (Small Faces) (Rough Mix) Sleeve Notes: Thank you for purchasing "Small Faces - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story". We hope you have enjoyed the book and hope you feel as we do that it does justice to one of the most underrated bands of all time. This CD gives you your first chance to hear tracks from a tribute album of current artists recording Small Faces songs due for release in January. As we write artists already confirmed include P.P. Arnold, Dodgy, Gene, Kenney Jones, Primal Scream and Supergrass. With many more waiting in the wings. Watch press for further details CD promo distributed free with initial copies of Paolo Hewitt's 'Small Faces - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story' book. Ride's track is a rough mix of the version that eventually appeared on the Long Ago And Worlds Apart album
12VCD12 (A 2 x 12" vinyl version was also available) Only Now (US Remix) Remix by Jack Rieley Released 12/94, Volume magazine
Creation Records 2 X Vinyl LP - CRELP147 Cassette - C-CRE147 CD - CRECD147 Moonlight Medicine 1000 Miles From Time To Time Natural Grace Only Now Birdman Crown Of Creation How Does It Feel To Feel? Endless Road Magical Spring Rolling Thunder I Don't Know Where It Comes From The outro to 'from Time To Time' is an uncredited, unreleased track - 'Sleeper Creeper II'
Creation Records 12" single - CRE184T CD single - CRESCD184 How Does It Feel To Feel? Walkabout At The End Of The Universe 7" single - CRE184 CD single - CRECS184 How Does It Feel To Feel? Chelsea Girl Photo - Gered Mankowitz Design - Mark Bown Ride's first (and only) official 7" single release. 'Chelsea Gir'l is the original version, from the 'Ride' EP.
Creation Records CD - CCD 147 Magical Spring I Don't Know Where It Comes From Natural Grace Only Now How Does It Feel To Feel? Promotional CD, distributed prior to release of the 'Carnival Of Light' album. All tracks are full album versions No sleeve artwork
Creation Records 12" single - CRE155T CD single - CRESCD155 Clear Vinyl 12" single - CRE155TC (1,900 only) - released 25/04/94 Birdman Rolling Thunder #2 Let's Get Lost Don't Let It Die Produced and mixed by John Leckie Photo - Tom Sheehan Design - Mark Bown Clear vinyl 12" was released a week after the main release, through 'Chain With No Name' shops only
3 x Vinyl LP - NME40LP 3 x CD - NME40CD 2 x cassette - NME40MC The Model (Kraftwerk) NME 40th birthday compilation
MCEG Virgin Music Video Video Cassette - VVD 963 Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed Unfamiliar Like A Daydream OX4 Perfect Time Twisterella Drive Blind Making Judy Smile Nowhere Vapour Trail Chrome Waves Mouse Trap Dreams Burn Down Time Of Her Time Chelsea Girl Audio Recording by Andy Rose, Ian Bridges and James Brown on the fleetwood mobile. Mixed by Alan Moulder at Swanyard Studios Video directed by Marc Edward Over and produced by Jeremy Azis at Academy Brodcasting Productions. Many thanks to Douglas Hart The complete 27/03/92 Brixton Academy show Also available on Laser Disc in Japan, and as part of a box set with the Today Forever video Reissued on DVD as part of 'GBA 20' in 2012
Creation Records 12" single - CRE0150T CD single - CRESCD150 Cassette single - CRECS150 Twisterella Going Blank Again Howard Hughes Stampede Recorded at Chipping Norton recording studios by Alan Moulder, except Howard Hughes recorded at Black Barn studios, Ripley by Matt Oliver Mixed at Swanyard Studios, London by Alan Moulder except Twisterella mixed at The Church London by Alan Moulder Produced by Alan Moulder and Ride Cover photograph by Jock Sturges The single is actually untitled, but has become known as 'Twisterella' as this is the lead track. Apparently, Andy wanted to give the EP a name of it's own, but ran out of time before the artwork was completed Select magazine review
Creation Records/Select Magazine / C-RE 128 Time Of Her Time (Live At Hultsfred Festival, Sweden, 1991) Cassette free with April 1992 issue of Select Magazine
7" Promo - CRE 150P (Creation Records UK) Twisterella Going Blank Again Black, dye cut sleeve 12" Promo - 150TP (Creation Records UK) Twisterella Going Blank Again Howard Hughes Stampede Creation company sleeve Spanish Promo 7" (Warner Bros) 7" Single - 1576 Twisterella Twisterella (plays both sides) Lists Ride's 1992 Spanish Autumn tour dates - released to promote tour Record has no centre (juke box style)
Creation Records 2 X Vinyl LP - CRELP124 Cassette - C-CRE124 CD - CRECD124 Leave Them All Behind Twisterella Not Fazed Chrome Waves Mouse Trap Time Of Her Time Cool Your Boots Making Judy Smile Time Machine OX4 Produced by Alan Moulder and Ride Cover artwork © Christopher Gunson Recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios by Alan Moulder and at Black Barn studios, Ripley by Matt Oliver. Mixed at The Church, London by Alan Moulder, assisted by Dick Two uncredited tracks appear on the album - 'King Bullshit' is the intro to 'Time Machine', and 'Motorway Madness' segues into 'OX4'. -Three of the four sides of the double vinyl version have a message etched into the run-out groove: Side A - 'DIE WITH YOUR BOOTS ON', Side C- 'WIN OR LOSE, UP THE U'S' and Side D - 'IT'S NEVER FINAL 'TIL IT'S VINYL'. All formats feature an inner group photo by Jayne Houghton. All formats also include the album's full lyrics; for the vinyl version, this was printed on a pull out insert. Re-issued in 2001 A variation to the LP sleeve has been spotted, with different 'Ride' font to the common version:
Creation Records 12" single - CRE0123T CD single - CRESCD123 Cassette single - CRECS123 Leave Them All Behind Chrome Waves Grasshopper Leave Them All Behind and Chrome Waves recorded at Chipping Norton recording studios by Alan Moulder. Grasshopper recorded at Black Barn studios, Ripley by Matt. Mixed at Swanyard Studios, London by Alan Moulder. Produced by Alan Moulder and Ride Cover photograph by Jock Sturges This version of 'Chrome Waves' differs from the version on 'Going Blank Again'
Creation Records 7" Promo - CRE 123P Leave Them All Behind (Radio Edit) 7" is in a black, dye cut sleeve. 12" in a Creation company sleeve 12" Promo - 123TP Leave Them All Behind Chrome Waves Grasshopper 12" comes with press release (below) CD Promo - PCRESCD 123 Leave Them All Behind (Radio Edit) Leave Them All Behind Chrome Waves Grasshopper CD is in jewel case identical to commercial release, though may be stickered
Creation Records 12" Single - CRE100T CD Single - CRESCD100 Cassette Single - CRECS100 Unfamiliar Sennen Beneath Today made in england distributed by pinnacle recorded at black barn studios by matt mixed at swanyard studios, london by alan moulder A video release was also available, featuring all four tracks. The 12" release has the following etched into the vinyls' run-out grooves - Side A - 'MELLOW AS A FISH', Side B- 'POUNDIN' AWAY LIKE A GOOD'UN'
Creation Records 12" Promo - CRE 100TP Unfamiliar Sennen Beneath Today Distrbuted in die-cut Creaion Records sleeve Pressing identical to commercial Today Forever 12" EP, complete with writing in run-out grooves
Imaginary Records Vinyl LP – ILLUSION 023 CD – ILLCD 023 Eight Miles High (The Byrds) Compilation of covers of songs from 1966 by various contemporary bands including Levellers and Family Cat
Creation Records Vinyl LP - CRELP074 Cassette - C-CRE074 CD - CRECD074 Seagull Kaleidoscope In A Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste* Here and Now* Nowhere* (* = CD only track) made in england distributed by pinnacle recorded at blackwing studios, london by marc waterman mixed at swanyard studios, london by alan moulder wave by warren bolster Vinyl - Early pressings of the album sleeve featured the bands' name and the album title embossed over the wave design. This was omitted from later copies, leaving only the spine with the band name and album title. Original copies of the LP, Cassette and CD had a black 'Ride' sticker on the sleeve Promotions were run to coincide with the original release of the album - a free print was given away with all copies purchased in the 'Our Price' chain, and a free poster in any of the 'Chain With No Name' shops.
Creation Records Vinyl LP White Label - CRE LP074 Seagull Kaleidoscope In A Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Some copies were issued with a press release including tour dates, suggested selling price, etc (below)
Creation Records 7" single - CRE 087P Label Notes: Radio Play Track, from 'Fall' E.P. Distributed to radio stations Deadwax etching - 'Yo Peelie' Black, Dye-Cut sleeve See also 'Fall' EP 12" Promo
Creation Records 12" single - CRE075 CD single - CRESCD075 Like A Daydream Silver Furthest Sense Perfect Time made in england distributed by the cartel recorded at blackwing studios, london by ken like a daydream remixed at matrix studios by alan moulder daffodils by lou The run-out groove on side A of the 12" has the words 'Daffodils to Diana' etched into it. Side B has 'Steve for Emma' No major variations Test pressings of this EP are scarce, since sound quality was poor. As a result, finished copies were sent to press, some of which included press releases (below)
Creation Records 12" single - CRE072T CD single - CRESCD072 Chelsea Girl Drive Blind All I Can See Close My Eyes made in england distributed by the cartel recorded at union studios, oxford by calvin and alan remixed at arkantide studios, london by james and bill roses by debbie This version of 'Drive Blind' first appeared on the band's third demo tape Before the band signed to Creation, the Ride EP was to have been released on One Big Guitar records. The run-out groove on side A of the 12" has the words 'We Love Heavenly Amy' etched into it - a tribute to Amelia Fletcher Some copies of the 12" have black 'RIDE' type, rather than white 'Making Of...' Uncut Magazine article here Test pressing details here
Union City Blue Atomic 'Xmas 89' Given away free at 22/12/89 private party at the Jericho Tavern, Oxford, where Ride played a set of (mainly) Blondie covers with Alex Taylor of Motorcycle Boy. Alex also appears on the songs on this cassette. Re-issued in 1993 as a semi-official bootleg 7" by Fierce Records
12" Promo - CRE 72T Chelsea Girl Drive Blind All I Can See Close My Eyes Mayking Records white labels stamped 12th and 21st Dec 1989, presumably the pressing dates. accompanied by a Creation Records press release Ride EP details here