Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Music Releases - August 25, 2009

Here is a comprehensive list of the new recordings being released today, August 25, 2009.

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16 Horsepower -Secret South (reissue with bonus DVD) (vinyl)
Adam & the Ants - Manners & Physique
Alan Singley & Pants Machine - Feelin' Citrus
Amy Grant - Legacy...Hymns & Faith
Arctic Monkeys – Humbug (vinyl)

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VINYL FORMAT. Humbug, the third album from Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys, finds the band brimming with vim, vigor and new ideas. They brought in a new production accomplice, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), for some of the recording. He generously hosted and produced tracks with them at his Joshua Tree studio. Then they rejoined forces with James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco), producer of the previous two Arctic Monkeys and Last Shadow Puppets albums, in Brooklyn, NY to complete the tracks that became Humbug. The album is a stunning set of songs both heavier and more lush than previous albums, but still full of the Monkeys usual punch and vitality

Asobi Seksu - Transparance (vinyl)
Awaken Demons - The Mirror
Beach Boys - Christmas Harmonies
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty (reissue)
Bela Fleck - Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto and Music for Trio
Biffy Clyro - That Golden Rule
Billy Ocean - Billy Ocean/City Limit (Remastered)
Black Moor - The Conquering
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer
Bloody Beetroots - Romborama (vinyl)
Bob Dylan - The Best of Bob Dylan (Limited Edition Collector's Crate) (CD & t-shirt)
Bob Dylan - The Essential Bob Dylan (3-CD set)
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Closer to It/Straight Ahead
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Live Oblivion
Brown Recluse - The Soft Skin EP
Casualties - We Are All We Have
Cate Brothers - Fire on The Tracks
Cate Brothers - In One Eye and Out the Other
Cate Brothers - The Cate Brothers
Cheap Trick - Sgt. Pepper Live
Colbie Caillat - Breakthrough
Collective Soul - Collective Soul
Collective Soul - Rabbit
Colosseum - Morituri Te Salutant
Cross Country - Cross Country
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks - It Happened One Bite
Datarock - Red (vinyl)
David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
David Guetta - One Love
David Mead - Almost and Always
Dolores O'Riordan - No Baggage
Eric Burdon - Mirage
Felix Da Housecat - He Was King
Fred Eaglesmith - Tinderbox
Fun - Aim and Ignite (vinyl)
George & Gwen McRae - Together
Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
Gospel Gossip - Dreamland (vinyl)
Graeme Edge Band - Kick Off Your Muddy Boots
Graeme Edge Band - Paradise Ballroom
Hank Williams - Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings (vinyl)
Imogen- Heap Ellipse
Ingrid Michealson - Everybody
Irma Thomas - 50th Anniversary Celebration
Jackie DeShannon - Me About You / To Be Free
Jeff Beck - Beck-Ola
Jeff Beck - Truth
Jeff Healey - Songs from the Road
Jet - Shaka Rock
John Denver - John Denver (5-CDs)
John Fogerty - The Blue Ridge Rangers Ride Again
Johnny Cash - Hayride Anthology
Kitty Daisy & Lewis - Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Liturgy - Renihilation
Mama Cass - Cass Elliot / The Road Is No Place For A Lady
Matisyahu - Light (vinyl)
Mellowdrone - Angry Bear
Merrimack - Grey Rigorism
Merzbow - 13 Japanese Birds, Vol. 8
Mew - No More Stories
Michael Jackson - Definitive Collection
Michael Jackson - Forever, Michael
Mississippi John Hurt - Stack O' Lee: The Very Best of
Mott the Hoople - Live (Expanded Deluxe Edition)
Municipal Waste - Massive Aggressive
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (remastered)
New Lost City Ramblers - 50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? (3 CDs)
New Seekers - Together Again/Anthem
Patton Oswalt - My Weakness Is Strong
Paul Revere & the Raiders - Hungry for Kicks Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69
Pilot - From the Album of the Same Name
Pilot - Morin Heights
Pilot - Second Flight
Pinx - Look What You Made Me Do
Postmarks - Memoirs at the End of the World
Radiohead – Amnesiac-Collectors Edition
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief- Collectors Edition
Radiohead - Kid A- Collectors Edition

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Radiohead's critically acclaimed Kid A, re-released in an expanded Collector's Edition! Includes the whole, original album plus a second CD of rarities, demos, sessions and live recordings.

"Instead of simply adding club beats or sonic collage techniques, Radiohead strives to incorporate the unsettling 'intelligent techno' sound of Autechre and Aphex Twin, characterized by its skittering beats and stylishly dark sonic surfaces, for Kid A. To their immense credit, Radiohead don't sound like carpetbaggers, because they share the same post-post-modern vantage point as their inspirations. As a result, Kid A is easily the most successful electronica album from a rock band - it doesn't even sound like a rock band, even if it does sound like Radiohead." - All Music Guide

Reigning Sound - Love and Curses (vinyl)
Rory Gallagher - Crest of a Wave: The Best of
Roy Hargrove - Big Band Emergence
Sally Shapiro - My Guilty Pleasure
Salt Water Taffy - Finders Keepers
Sandra Bernhard - Whatever It Takes
Science Fiction Corporation - Science Fiction Dance Party: Dance with Action (vinyl)
Shonen Knife - Super Group
Sic Alps - L Mansion
Smile Empty - Soul Consciousness
Smiths - Meat is Murder (Remastered)
Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (Remastered)
Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (Remastered)
Smiths - The Smiths (Remastered)
Smokey Robinson - Time Flies When You're Having Fun
Soulsavers - Broken
Spider Bags - Goodbye Cruel World, Hello Crueler World (vinyl)
Still Life Still - Girls Come Too (vinyl)
Strawbs - Dancing to the Devil's Beat
Subnoize - Souljaz Blast From The Past
Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1 (vinyl reissue)
Sweetwater - Sweetwater
Tamar Kaprelian - Delicate Soul
Tenet - Sovereign
Tim Buckley - Live at the Folklore Center, NYC: March 6th, 1967
Trey Songz - Ready
Vandaveer - Divide & Conquer
Various Artists - Karaoke Kings of Leon
Various Artists - Halloween 2 (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Megadeth String Tribute
Various Artists - Taking Woodstock Soundtrack
Various Artists Wayfaring Strangers - Lonesome Heroes
Victims Of Circumstance - Roll The Dice
Vladislav Delay - Tummaa
Wilco - A.M. (Vinyl)
Wilco - Being There (Vinyl)

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Special reissue on double 180 gram vinyl! Comes with a bonus CD of the complete album.

While Wilco's debut, A.M., spread its wings in an expectedly country-rock fashion, their sophomore effort, Being There, is the group's great leap forward, a masterful, wildly eclectic collection shot through with ambitions and ideas. Although a few songs remain rooted in their signature sound, here Jeff Tweedy and band are as fascinated by their music's possibilities as its origins, and they push the songs which make up this sprawling set down consistently surprising paths and byways.

Wilco - Summerteeth (Vinyl)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Snake
Will Hoge - The Wreckage (vinyl)
Willie Nelson - American Classic
Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson (3-CD set)
Woody Guthrie - My Dusty Road (4-CDs
Woody Guthrie - Woody the Agitator (vinyl)
Woody Guthrie - Woody, Cisco and Son (vinyl)
Woody Guthrie - Woody's Greatest Hits (vinyl)
Woody Guthrie - Woody's Roots (vinyl)
Woody Guthrie - My Dusty Road (4-CD box set)
YACHT - See Mystery Lights (vinyl)
Zechs Marquise - Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare

Rock/Pop Tidbits

Helen Reddy's husband, Jeff Wald, was also her manager. He was also the manager for Sylvester Stallone, George Foreman, James Brolin, George Carlin, Elliot Gould, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Flip Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Chicago and Crosby, Stills & Nash, to name only a few.

In 1959, Philadelpia's Overbrook Highschool boys basketball team won their league championship. Members of the team included future NBA stars, Walt Hazzard and Wally Jones, along with Len Borisoff, who would later change his name to Len Barry and become a member of The Dovells, who had a hit with "The Bristol Stomp" as well as having a solo hit with "1-2-3".

Chip Taylor is the stage name of American songwriter James Wesley Voight, brother of actor Jon Voight and uncle of actress Angelina Jolie. Besides writing The Troggs' hit "Wild Thing", he also penned "Angel of the Morning", by both Merrilee Rush and Juice Newton as well as "I Can Make It With You" by The Pozo Seco Singers and many other hit records.

When a poem called "Too Many Teardrops" was put to music, it was re-titled "69 Tears". Knowing that a song with such a name would never get any radio air play, it was re-named "96 Tears" and by October, 1966 became a number one hit for Question Mark and The Mysterians.

Vee Jay Records was the most successful Black owned and operated record company before Motown. The firm was founded in 1953 by Vivian Carter (the "Vee") and her husband, James Bracken (the "Jay").

The first 'live' television satellite program to air worldwide was a two-hour show called Our World, in which The Beatles performed "All You Need is Love" on June 25, 1967.

Brian Jones, the original lead guitarist of The Rolling Stones, is said to have fathered six illegitimate children before his untimely death on July 3rd, 1969.

Although Ernie K-Doe had a US number one smash with "Mother-in-law" in 1961, he failed to match that song's success with any other release. His career came to a halt in the 70s and 80s and he often wandered the streets singing for spare change. In the mid-90s he turned his fortunes around and opened a successful night club.

The husband and wife song-writing team of Felice and Boudleaux Byant have said that they wrote the Everly Brothers' 1958 number one hit "All I Have To Do Is Dream" in about 15 minutes.

According to legend, to add the authentic sound of a motorcycle engine to The Shangri-Las' "Leader Of The Pack", one was driven through the lobby of the hotel and up to the floor of the recording studio. However, in an interview four decades later, Shangri-Las lead singer Mary Weiss scoffed at this story and said that the motorcycle sound was simply taken from an effects record.

Bruce Springsteen was once the opening act for Canadian singer, Anne Murray, of "Snowbird" fame.

The Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian played harmonica on The Doors' recording of "Road House Blues". He is credited on the album as G. Puglese.

Although AM radio broadcasts were tested in 1906 and used for voice and music broadcasts up until WW1, it wasn't until 1916, when 8XK in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania began regularly scheduled broadcasts.

The Lovin' Spoonful's "Daydream" was included in John Lennon's personal jukebox along with "Do You Believe In Magic?". Paul McCartney later said that "Daydream" was a major influence on his composition "Good Day Sunshine".

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DEAR JERRY: When my family came to America from Denmark, they also brought along their small record collection, mostly by European jazz artists.

Since you recently wrote about Jutta Hipp, the German pianist with high values given for her LPs, I am wondering about two of ours, and if they are of interest to collectors.

One is by Bent Jadig, titled “Danish Jazzman” (Debut Records 1149), and the other is “Shihab Shihab,” “by the Danish Radio Jazz Group (Oktav 111). Neither of these names are the least bit familiar to me, or anyone I know.

Might their obscurity and overseas origin increase their values?
—Eva Hoglund, Solvang, Calif.

DEAR EVA: Ah, picturesque Solvang, the city whose motto is “Velkommen! No passport needed to visit our little Danish replica village.” A village in which its two most valuable record albums are likely to be yours.

Bent Jadig's “Danish Jazzman,” which he definitely is, came out in 1967. The label name is appropriate, since it is indeed his debut album.

The most recent sales of Debut 1149 have seen prices in the $2,000 to $3,000 range paid by eager collectors.

Even a Japanese reissue on CD (Debut/Think THCD-088) sells for around $100.

There is some understandable confusion on your Oktav LP. It is actually a self-titled item, “Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Group,” released in 1965, and only in Scandinavia.

Georgia-born Shihab (nee: Edmund Gregory), left the U.S. in 1959 taking up residence in Copenhagen.

Buyers of this recording have been paying in the $1,500 to $2,500 range.

Selling either of these two LPs would surely keep you in Danishes for quite awhile.

DEAR JERRY: I am looking for the name of the movie that contains the song “If You Were the Only Girl in the World.”

I saw this movie in 1951, about two teenagers who lived next door to each other and fell in love.

It seems to me the male star was Roddy McDowell, but that may be wrong. Can you fill in the blanks for me?
—Alfred Cloum, Evansville, Ind.

DEAR ALFRED: I'm not certain I can, only because I can't match your recollection to any information in my files.

What we do know is “If You Were the Only Girl in the World” is one side of a big hit single for Perry Como (RCA Victor 1857) in the summer of 1946. The reverse side, “They Say It's Wonderful,” was actually the more popular of the two.

The only film from the early '50s with “If You Were the Only Girl in the World” in its soundtrack is “By the Light of the Silvery Moon,” but co-stars Doris Day and Gordon MacRae do the singing. Plus, this is a 1953 (not '51) movie in which Roddy McDowell has no part, and the storyline bears no resemblance to your description.

Cross-checking McDowell's acting credits shows nearly all of his roles in the 1950s being for television, and none of those episodes include the song in question. It is likely they contain no singing at all.

In the 1957 biographical film, “The Helen Morgan Story,” star Ann Blyth lip-synchs “If You Were the Only Girl in the World” (vocal provided by Gogi “The Wayward Wind” Grant), but nothing about this movie corresponds to your memories.

Come to think of it, I don't believe I've ever heard Roddy sing, either on records or in films.

Write again if you come up any new clues.

IZ ZAT SO? There may never be a more appropriate opportunity to mention four other European jazz albums from the '60s, all sought-after by collectors and each selling in the $1,500 to $2,500 range. Two more are from Denmark, and two hail from Italy:

Both Danish albums are self-titled “Jazz Quintet 60,” one on Metronome (MLP-15124), the other Fontana (TL687.527). They are completely different collections.

From Italy comes “Franco Cerri International Jazz Meeting” (Columbia 33QPX 8018), and “Peter Pietra and His Orchestra” (Embassy ER8031).

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Music News & Notes

R.E.M. Release Date Set

R.E.M. and Warner Brothers Records have announced an October 27 release date for the new 2-CD release Live at the Olympia by R.E.M.

The new album chronicles the band's five night stand at Dublin's Olympia Theatre from July 2007 where they were doing "working rehearsals" prior to recording the Accelerate album. Crowd reaction was especially exuberant as the band was performing for fan-club members, family and friends along with fans from around the world.

The group called the stand and "experiment in terror" as they were trying out many new songs and older material that they hadn't performed in many years. Guitarist Peter Buck said, "We were just trying to do something we hadn't done before which meant there was no relaxing during the set. Every second we were playing something we didn't know all that well. Which was kind of good — there were all kinds of terror elements going on during that show."


Michael Jackson's 'Body Contained Lethal Levels Of Propofol'

Michael Jackson had lethal levels of the powerful anaesthetic propofol in his body when he died, it’s been reported.

The Los Angeles Coroners' findings were revealed in a search warrant affidavit, which was made public today in Houston. Furthermore, the Associated Press claims an unnamed police source has said the coroner ruled the star’s death as homicide.

The drug propofol is normally given to patients ahead of surgery, has come to be the focus of Jackson’s death.

The affidavit also revealed that Jackson’s personal physician, Dr Conrad Murray, told police he had been giving the singer the drug for six weeks to treat insomnia.

He said he left the singer to make phone calls and when he returned Jackson was not breathing.

The Jackson family released a statement Monday afternoon commending the authorities on their hard work. "The Jackson family has full confidence in the legal process, and commends the ongoing efforts of the L.A. County Coroner, the L.A. District Attorney and the L.A. Police Department," the statement said. "The family looks forward to the day that justice can be served."

I, along with the rest of the world, cannot figure why he was getting this for insomnia. When you can't sleep, take a sleeping pill, not inject a powerful sedative used in surgery into your body! I mean, who hasn't fallen asleep watching late night TV? I hope they prosecute whoever is responsible and get a handle on the Dr. Feelgood's that surround the LA area. In the end it's all about $$$$ and I guess if you have it, then you can hire the right doctor to get the drug of your choice.

Any thoughts?


Restocks at Vinyl Collective

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FLOGGING MOLLY ìWithin A Mile of Homeî LP green vinyl
FUGAZI “3 Songs” 7? reissue
FUGAZI “Red Medicine” LP w/ digital download
FUGAZI “Repeater” LP
MAKE UP “Destination Love” LP reissue
MINOR THREAT “First 2 7?s” LP
MINOR THREAT “Salad Days” 7?
Q AND NOT U “3 Songs” 7?
Q AND NOT U “Different Damage” LP reissue color vinyl
Q AND NOT U “No Kill No Beep Beep” LP clear gold vinyl
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM “The 59 Sound” LP black vinyl
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM ”The ‘59 Sound” 7”
WAX “Hangin’ On” 7? clear yellow vinyl


Beatles: Rock Band Creators Bring in Paul and Ringo to Get the Details Right

by Dan Reilly

On Sept. 9, The Beatles: Rock Band will hit shelves after more than two years in development. Josh Randall, the creative director and project leader at Rock Band developer Harmonix, has been at the heart of the game since its inception, and he recently spoke with Spinner about turning the concept into one of the most anticipated video games in recent memory. "It's a stressful thing, trying to re-create someone's loved one or an icon that's important to so many people," he says. Read on to hear how Randall and his colleagues painstakingly researched details about the band, overcame the difficult task of choosing which songs to include and won the approval of Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, Dhani Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

What was the process for selecting the songs used in the game?

We worked closely with [producer] Giles Martin, the son of [Beatles producer] Sir George Martin, and our main focus was trying to pick songs that would be fun to play in the game. That was our first criteria, and from there we wanted to get a balance of songs that would spread throughout their entire career. We wanted one of the modes in the game to have a linear campaign through the whole history of the Beatles starting at the Cavern Club [circa 1962] and going up to the Apple Corps rooftop [in 1969], so we wanted to evenly spread it out that way. Then we threw some of our favorite songs in there, as well.

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No Guitar Record

James Burton didn't set his record. The Elvis and Ricky Nelson guitarist was attempting to break the record for most guitarist simultaneously playing the same song at his International Guitar Festival this past weekend. Burton was able to assemble 877 guitarists to play That's All Right and Hound Dog. That's far short of the record of 1,802.

Beatles' music crosses generations

Reissues will introduce new generation to tunes


The upcoming and very welcome reissue of the Beatles' canon Sept. 9 in digitally remastered form is an inspiring event -- and, to borrow the words of President Obama, presents us with a "teachable moment" about one of the unspoken prejudices that still plague us. We have rightly refuted racism, sexism and ageism. But still rampant in society is the pointless notion that judges the value of a work by when it was created as distinct from its inherent value. I call this foolishness "dateism."

The entertainment industry's obsession with the youth market and its misperception that the young will only like things that are new can be mostly blamed -- this in the face of overwhelming evidence that what today's savvy kids are drawn to does not necessarily carry an expiration date. Try telling a teenager that he/she shouldn't be listening to Hendrix or Zeppelin. This especially applies to the Fab Four's music.

For the work of the Beatles -- like all great creations from Shakespeare's plays to Dickens' novels to Beethoven's symphonies -- should be appreciated for its intrinsic qualities and not whether it seems "old-fashioned" or mired in "nostalgia."

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