Following last year's hugely successful This Is Not A Safe Place album, Ride have released a reinterpretation of the album by Pêtr Aleksänder. (more…)
Sixth studio album by Ride, This Is Not A Safe Place was released on August 16th 2019. The press release states: Following the successful release and hectic touring schedule from ‘Weather Diaries’, the band gathered influences from sources such as the aforementioned Basquiat exhibition, and the post punk sound of The Fall and Sonic Youth, to make an album which contains echoes of their earliest days as a band, while bringing these elements into 2019. ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ came together in a matter of weeks at the end of 2018, and start of 2019, the sound of a band embracing their new found creativity and rejuvenated dynamic. Their sixth record also sees Ride reunite with sound engineer Alan Moulder, who is on mixing duties for his fourth Ride record, following ‘Weather Diaries’, ‘Going Blank Again’ and their 1990 debut album ‘Nowhere’ (an album whose artwork is wonderfully echoed on the newly revealed cover of ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’). One of the leading lights of the early 90’s shoegaze scene, Ride reformed in 2014, releasing their first album in over 20 years in 2017. ‘Weather Diaries’was greeted by a raft of critical and commercial acclaim, reaching number 11 in the UK album charts. It also saw Ride reunited with Wichita Records’ Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who worked with the band during their early years on Creation Records. Inside of the gatefol sleeve Ride guitarist Andy Bell discovered the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Barbican’s ‘Boom For Real’ exhibition in late 2017. In this episode (see video below) of Expert Voices, Andy and Ride bassist Steve Queralt talk about how Basquiat’s creative methods remind them of their own artistic process. Get a sneak preview of a track from the band’s new album as they explain how Basquiat’s use of symbols inspired song lyrics and led to the album title and art work. Tracklisting: R.I.D.E.Future LoveRepetitionKill SwitchClouds of Saint MarieEternal Recurrence15 MinutesJump JetDial UpEnd GameShadows Behind the SunIn This Room Long Live Vinyl review Q magazine review Press shot Chart positions The album made number 7 in the UK chart In the midweek chart is placed at number 4 In the UK vinyl chart it peaked at number 2 It peaked at number 3 in the UK physical album chart In the US it topped the Billboard Heatseaker chart In the UK it peaked at number 4 in the sales chart
Limited Edition 3,000 copies were released on 2x12" vinyl for Record Store Day 2018. The album included remixes of tracks from the 2017 Weather Diaries album. SIDE A 01. Lannoy Point (Bartosz Kruczyński Mix) 02. Charm Assault (Mogwai Remix) 03. All I Want (Glok Remix) SIDE B 01. Home Is A Feeling (Babe Terror - A Creamy Crambled Suite For A Ride) SIDE C 01. All I Want (Oren Ambarchi Remix) 02. Weather Diaries (Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Remix) 03. Rocket Silver Symphony (Barker & Baumecker Mix) SIDE D 01. Lateral Alice (Cavern of Anti-Matter Remix) 02. Cali (Luke Abbott Remix) 03. White Sands (Lamplighter Mix) The press release for the album states: "Exclusively for Record Store Day 2018, Ride release 'Waking Up In Another Town: Weather Diaries Remixed' through Wichita Recordings. Available 21st April in all great record shops, this limited edition (3000 copies worldwide) double LP is a collection of remixes of 'Weather Diaries' tracks. The double LP includes remixes from the likes of renowned Berlin techno duo Barker & Baumecker, Mogwai, Stereolab offshoot Cavern of Anti-Matter, Oren Ambarchi (Touch, Editions Mego, Black Truffle), beautiful ambient mixes from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (with additional vocals from Maria Linden of I Break Horses), Bartoz Kruczynski (aka Earthtrax) and a 25 minute opus from Babe Terror, amongst others."
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
Ride Music RIDEMSC03L Going Blank Again CD: Leave Them All Behind Twisterella Not Fazed Chrome Waves Mouse Trap Time Of Her Time Cool Your Boots Making Judy Smile Time Machine OX4 Going Blank Again* Howard Hughes* Stampede* Grasshopper~ (* from the 'Twisterella' EP, ~ from the 'Leave Them All Behind' EP) Produced by Alan Moulder and Ride Re-mastered by Nick Webb at Abbey Road 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 Live At Brixton DVD: 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 First DVD release of the full 1992 video Numbered Limited Edition of 2000 copies (this version). 20th Anniversary Edition of Ride's second album 'Going Blank Again' CD plus 'Live At Brixton Academy' DVD. Originally released in March 1992, Going Blank Again was remastered in 2001 at Abbey Road Studios and reissued with four additional tracks that had previously been released on the EPs that accompanied the album at the time. This expanded, remastered version of Going Blank Again has now been augmented in this special 20th Anniversary Edition with a bonus DVD of the Brixton Academy show from 27/03/92. This live concert was originally released only on VHS across the world (and Laserdisc in Japan) and has long been unavailable. The DVD has been mastered from the original digital version of the concert and the audio has been mixed afresh in 2012 at Alan Moulder's studio by Catherine Marks and John Catlin. The first 2000 copies of this 20th Anniversary Edition are numbered and 50 of these 2000 were randomly selected and signed by all four members of the band. Recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios by Alan Moulder and at Black Barn Studios, Ripley by Matt Olivier. Re-mastered at Abbey Road, London, by Nick Webb. Dialogue on Cool Your Boots from Withnail & I used by permission. © 1987 Handmade Films (1985) Partnership. ℗ 1992 Ride Music © 2012 Ride Music. Available to buy here
Ignition Records CD - IGN CD15 Like A Daydream Dreams Burn Down Perfect Time Sight of You (Pale Saints) All I Can See Decay Severance (Dead Can Dance) Time of Her Time Not Fazed Mousetrap Birdman Walk on Water Since Then Crown of Creation Let's Get Lost 1000 Miles I Don't Know Where It Comes From 1-4 - 1st Peel Session 5-7 - 2nd Peel Session 8-10 - 1st Goodier Session 11-14 - 2nd Goodier Session 15-17 - Radcliffe Session Due to CD time constraints, three tracks from the above sessions were omitted - 'Here and Now' (2nd Peel session), 'Making Judy Smile' (1st Goodier session) and 'Walk On Water' (Radcliffe session). These tracks have been restored for the download version available from ridemusic.net
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)
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 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 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.