Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Jacksons A Family Dynasty DVD Contest

In association with A&E Home Entertainment, CollectingVinylRecords Blog is happy to introduce The Jacksons A Family Dynasty DVD set. Not in stores until March 30, you have a chance to get your own copy of this historic DVD. How? The first person to email me at fonzie1957@charter.net with the words "Michael Jackson DVD" in the subject line - will win their very own copy!

It chronicles the personal and professional lives of the Jackson brothers as they reunite in the aftermath of the passing of their beloved brother, Michael.

Primarily shot “in the moment,” The Jacksons A Family Dynasty also includes some documentary elements to illuminate key moments of the
Jacksons’ legendary history.

This six-hour docu-series provides an intimate behind-the-scenes peek into the daily real-life drama that the Jackson brothers experience due to the tabloids, documenting their relationships with one another, their children and their wives as they struggle to balance the demands of their professional commitments and celebrity.

Here’s the pre-order links:



Artist Daniel Edlen On Vinyl Record Talk This Tuesday 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Artist Daniel Edlen's unique creations have been growing in popularity since 2006. His work is featured in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, and he has had showings all over North America and Europe.

His portraits on vinyl records are each unique creations, and much of his work comes to him from customers looking for a special way to commemorate their favorite records.

Daniel Edlen joins us on Vinyl Record Talk this Tuesday at 7pm ET / 4pm PT on Radio Dentata. http://www.radiodentata.com/

Daniel Edlen's website is www.vinyart.info

Check it out today, should be an interesting conversation about art and vinyl!

New Music Releases-March 23, 2010

13th Floor Elevators - Complete Singles Collection
Absolute Ensemble - Absolute Zawinul
Airto Moreira - Im Fine How Are You
Amir ElSaffar / H Modirzadeh - Radif Suite
Andy McKee - Joyland
Archie Bronson Outfit - Coconut (vinyl)
Arctic Monkeys - My Propeller (vinyl)
Arthur Brown - Galactic Zoo Dossier
Autechre (Deluxe Edition) - Oversteps
Autechre - Oversteps (vinyl)
Balmorhea - Constellations (vinyl)
Beacon Street Union - Clown Died in Marvin Gardens
Beacon Street Union - Eyes of the Beacon Street Union
Bettie Serveert - Pharmacy of Love
Bill Callahan - Rough Travel for a Rare Thing (2-LP vinyl)
Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56
Bird and the Bee - Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (vinyl reissue)
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality (vinyl reissue)
Blue October - Approaching Normal
Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
Bonnie "Prince" Billy & The Cairo Gang - The Wonder Show of the World
Bonobo - Black Sands
Boston Spaceships - Camera Found the Ray Gun (vinyl)
Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider
Bright Eyes & Neva Dinova - One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels (reissue with four new songs) (vinyl)
Cam'ron - The U.N. - Gunz N' Butta
Carl Perkins - Whole Lotta Shakin / On Top
Cate Le Bon - Me Oh My
Chet Doxas - Big Sky
Chuck Berry - Have Mercy: His Comp Chess Recordings 1969-1974 (4 CDs)
Citizen Cope - Rainwater LP (vinyl)
Claude Luter With Humphrey Lyttelton - In England
Coco Montoya - I Want It All Back
Condo Fucks (Yo La Tengo) - Fuckbook
Cool Scene From Cafe Bizarre - Cool Scene From Cafe Bizarre
Courteeners - Falcon
Cyrus Chestnut - Plenty Swing, Plenty Soul
DJ Cam Quartet - Diggin
Dan Deacon - Bromst
Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks - Tangled Tales
Dave Holland - Pathways
Dead Meadow - Three Kings (CD & DVD) (vinyl & DVD)
Decemberists - Hazards Of Love
Deep Purple - Machine Head (Audio Fidelity)
Derek Smith - Beautiful Love
Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Disturbed - The Sickness (remastered with bonus tracks) (2-LP vinyl with CD)
Django's Spirit - Django's Spirit
Double Dagger - Masks (vinyl)
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band / Meets King Penett
Dr. Hook - Bankrupt / A Little Bit More
Dreamers - Vol. 14 - Ipos: The Book of Angels
Drink Up Buttercup - Born & Thrown on a Hook (vinyl)
Dunkelbunt - Morgenlandfahrt
Earth Wind & Fire - Raise / Powerlight (2 CDs)•Fabian - Hound Dog Man- Hit Albums Plus Singles Collection (3 CDs)
Eddie Higgins - Essential Standards Best
Edward Gordon Larry - Soul Jazz Records Presents Celestial
Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle - Our Love Is Here to Stay
Elvis Presley - On Stage: Legacy Edition
Eric Alexander - Lazy Afternoon:Gentle Ballads IV
F**ed Up - Daytrotter Session (vinyl)
Funkadelic - America Eats It Young (vinyl reissue)
Funkadelic - Standing on the Verge of Getting It on (vinyl reissue)
Galaxie 500 - On Fire (remastered with bonus disc) (vinyl)
Galaxie 500 - This Is Our Music (remastered with bonus disc) (vinyl)
Galaxie 500 - Today (remastered with bonus disc)
Gladys Knight & the Pips - Touch
Gladys Knight & the Pips - Visions
Gloria Gaynor - Experience
Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye
Goldfrapp - Head First
Hafez Modirzadeh - Radif Suite
Hank Jones - Live In Marciac 1993
Hank Williams, Jr. - Family Tradition
Hank Williams, Jr. - Habits Old & New
Hank Williams, Jr. - Pressure Is On
Hank Williams, Jr. - Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound (Remastered)
Health - Die Slow Remixes (vinyl)
High Places - High Places Vs Mankind (vinyl)
Impressions - Complete A- and B-Sides: 1961-1968
Indigo Girls - Poseidon And The Bitter Bug
Jane Krakowski - Live At Feinstein's At The Regency
Janis Ian - Miracle Row / Janis Ian II
Janis Ian - Night Rains / Restless Eyes / Uncle Wonderful
Jean-Michel Pilc - True Story
Jeff Sparks - Love.Life.Soul.
Joe Bonamassa - Black Rock
John Dreamers-Zorn - Dreamers-Zorn,John Vol. 14-Ipos: The Book Of Angels
John Lee Hooker - Live in Istanbul Turkey
John Rich - Son Of A Preacher Man
Joni James - Why Dont You Believe Me
Jonsi Birgisson [of Sigur Ros] - Go
Justin Bieber - My World Part 2
KMFDM - Blitz
Ken Colyer's Jazzmen - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Ken Hensley - Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf
Kenny Barron - Minor Blues
Kid 606 - Songs About F**king Steve Albini
Kleenex/LiLiPUT - Live Recordings, TC-Clip & Roadmovies (CD & DVD)
Laurel Aitken - Boogie in My Bones
Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen's Jukebox
Let's Wrestle - In the Court of the Wrestling Let's
Lita Ford - In Concert
London Street Jazz 1988-2009 - London Street Jazz 1988-2009
Look Mexico - To Bed to Battle (vinyl)
Lou Johnson - Incomparable Soul Vocalist
Lou Rhodes - One Good Thing
Love Is All - Two Thousand and Ten Injuries (vinyl)
Low Anthem - Charlie Darwin (vinyl)
Lula Galvao - Bossa Da Minha Terra
Madlib - Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta In Africa
Mahalia Jackson - Essence of Mahalia Jackson
Malachai - Ugly Side Of Love (vinyl)
Mandisa - Freedom
Manhattans - Manhattans / After Midnight
Martina McBride - Shine
Mastodon - Crack The Skye
Merzbow - 13 Japanese Birds Complete Set (14-CD box set)
Micah P. Hinson - All Dressed Up & Smelling of Strangers (2 CDs)
Michael Manring - Inner Smile
Michael Yonkers - Lovely Gold (vinyl)
Mickey Thomas - Bluesmasters Featuring Mickey Thomas
Modern Jazz Quartet - MJQ In The Movies
Monica - Still Standing
Mosaic Orchestra - From Dawn To Dusk
Mose Allison - The Way of the World
Mugstar - ...Broken, Sun…
Mux Mool - Skulltaste
Nat King Cole & His Trio - Rare Radio Transcriptions
Nebula / Quest for Fire - Split (vinyl)
Neil Young - Dreamin' Man Live '92 (vinyl)
Norbert Gottschalk - Duo 4 The Road
Owen Pallett - Heartland (2-LP vinyl)
Papa Roach - Metamorphosis
Paul Motian - At Village Vanguard
Paul Revere & the Raiders - The Complete Columbia Singles (3 CDs)
Pet Shop Boys - Pandemonium Live [CD/DVD]
Pet Shop Boys - Yes
Pete Doherty - Grace/Wastelands
Phil Moore - Fantasy For Leda
Quadron - self-titled
Quincy Jones - Q Digs Dancers
Radar Brothers - The Illustrated Garden
Rip Chords - Hey Little Cobra & Other Hot Rod Hits / Three Window Coupe
Roadside Graves - You Won't Be Happy With Me EP
Robedoor - Burners (vinyl)
Robin Trower - Twice Removed from Yesterday
Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug
Roy Ayers - Virgo Vibes
Royksopp - Junior
Rush - Time Stand Still: The Collection
Saliva - Moving Forward in Reverse: Greatest Hits
Scorpions - Sting in the Tail
Serena-Maneesh - S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor
Serge Gainsbourg - Soundtracks box set (12-disc vinyl box set)
She & Him - Volume Two (vinyl)
Shirley Bassey - Emi / Ua Years 1959-1979 (5 CDs)
Shorty Rogers - You Shorty Me Tarzan
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Rise & Shine
Slim Thug - The Boss Of All Bosses
Snoop Dogg - More Malice
Social Code - Rock 'N' Roll
Sonny Rollins - Prestige Albums: 8 CD Box Set
Sonya Kitchell - Convict of Conviction EP
Spandau Ballet - Diamond (2 CDs)
Spandau Ballet - Journeys To Glory (2 CDs)
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra - Space Is The Place
Swan Lake - Enemy Mine
The Rakes - Klang
The Unthanks - Here's The Tender Coming
The XX - Islands (vinyl)
Thom "The World Poet" - Golden Age Orchestra
Three Degrees - The Three Degrees
Thrushes - Night Falls
Thunderhawks - VI (vinyl & CD)
Tom Harrell - Roman Nights
Utada Hikaru - This Is The One
Various Artists - Bless You California: More Early Songs of Randy Newman
Various Artists - Early Country Rock From Nashville
Various Artists - Greenberg (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Live at Knebworth 1990
Various Artists - NOW 33
Various Artists - Rare Bluegrass From Nashville: 1960's
Various Artists - Repo Men: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - Ska Madness
Various Artists - The Birth of Surf, Vol. 2
Various Artists - The Runaways Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - The T.A.M.I. Show Collector's Edition (DVD)
Weakerthans - Live at the Burton Cummings Theater (vinyl)
Who - Greatest Hits Live (2 CDs)
Woodhands - Remorsecapade (vinyl)
X - Wild Gift (vinyl reissue)
Yeasayer - O.N.E.
Young Jeezy - That Hard White
Yukon Blonde - Yukon Blonde (vinyl)

Music News & Notes

Wilco Kicks Off Tour in Miami; "Kicking Television" Vinyl Box Set Due Out April 17

Wilco begins its 16-concert run of Eastern US cities at The Filmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater last tonight. The concerts are presented as An Evening with Wilco and will feature extended, varied sets exploring material from each of the sextet’s seven studio albums. The tour will run through April 11 and includes concerts in Clearwater, Savannah, Atlanta, Durham, Richmond, Bethesda, Montclair, Providence, Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, and features Wilco’s first concert appearances in the cities of Scranton, Pennsylvania; Concord, New Hampshire; and Hartford, Connecticut. Not long afterward, the band heads out for a two-week tour of Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.

With all of these live shows ahead, now is a fitting time to revisit Wilco's 2005 live album Kicking Television, which was recorded live at Chicago's Vic Theatre from May 4 to 7 of that year. Nonesuch will release a special LP box set of the album, pressed on four discs of audiophile-quality, 180-gram vinyl on April 17, just in time for national Record Store Day. The Kicking Television LP box set features the original album's 23 tracks plus eight previously unreleased bonus tracks, and a fold-out commemorative poster modeled after the Chicago skyline. Pre-order your copy now in the Nonesuch Store.http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/kicking-television-live-in-chicago-lp-box-set


Springsteen Joining In On Record Store Day

Bruce Springsteen is releasing a special vinyl 45 for Record Store Day on April 17. In this case, it will be a 10" (vs. a 7") vinyl single with Wrecking Ball (Live at Giants Stadium) and The Ghost of Tom Joad (Live Version featuring Tom Morello).


ATP Recordings Record Store Day EP

British independent label ATP Recordings are to release a new EP as part of 'Record Store Day'. Amongst the groups paying their respects to dingy vinyl dens this year are Canadian hardcore types Fucked Up, with British label ATP Recordings amongst the latest to confirm a special release.

A forthcoming EP will feature the best music released on the label, run by the organisers of All Tomorrows Parties. If you've been to Minehead you'll know what to expect - expertly put together, eclectic and often challenging the label's output matches the line up of the famed event.

The new EP will be limited to just 1000 copies, the ten inch vinyl release will feature a number of unreleased tracks. Amongst the artists confirmed for the EP are American group APSE, whose new album became a ClashMusic stereo staple.

Joining the psych-rockers on the compilation are the likes of Built To Spill, Sleepy Sun, Fursaxa and more.


Culture Club 30th Anniversary

Boy George is looking to reform Culture Club next year for the 30th anniversary of their first forming. While the group split in 1986, they've reformed on and off since, notably in 1998 to record some new music and in 2002 for the 20th anniversary of their first album.

Boy George said "I think we could do a one-off gig or maybe a small tour. It's our 30th anniversary next year so we may do something. Last time we re-formed, there was a point to it. We'll see. It's all about my mood at the time."


Linn Records To Release New William Orbit Electronic Album on 180 Gram Vinyl and HD Download

Known more for audiophile grade classical, jazz and world music, Linn Records just announced the release of their first Electronica album, 'My Oracle Lives Uptown', by the artist, producer and DJ, William Orbit. This release represents an exciting new partnership between Linn, the world's most lauded record player manufacturer, and William Orbit, a pioneer in the Electronica genre. When mastering 'My Oracle Lives Uptown' at Abbey Road, William was aware that his full vision for the record might never be heard by the listening public. The original Studio Masters would remain just that: archives in the vaults of the famous studios. His fans would have to be content with the standard CD quality version.

But why would anyone want to listen to it at studio levels of quality? "Many people don't feel the need, 'til they hear it!" tweeted prolific micro-blogger Orbit, eager to let the world hear the Studio Masters in all their glory, but with no sign of an outlet.

Serendipity would have it that Linn were listening, and dropped him a line offering their support. William, who happens to have one of Linn's LP12 turntables amongst his vast collection of audio equipment, was not only excited to have his record available at Studio Master quality, but also trusted Linn with it's release on high quality double 180g vinyl.

William Orbit has been in high demand as a producer and remixer for well over a decade, most famously working with Madonna on her 1998 album Ray Of Light, as well as U2, Blur, Britney Spears, Sugababes, Pink and scores of other artists.

The record and download are available from Linn Record's Website.


Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bret Michaels and .38 Special Summer Tour

Another big summer package tour was announced earlier yesterday featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bret Michaels and .38 Special. The tour starts off on June 10 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida with announced dates running through July 11 in Pittsburgh. Skynyrd is on the road promoting its God and Guns CD from last fall and Michael's has just released the single Nothing to Lose featuring Mylie Cyrus.

"The band and I have been friends with Bret for years and are looking forward to finally getting to tour with him," Johnny Van Zandt said. "It's going to be a kick-ass show complete with new music plus all the fan favorites. Skynyrd will definitely be pulling for Bret to become the next Celebrity Apprentice!"

Michaels added "There is no doubt that Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of my all time favorite rock and roll bands. I have been friends with them a long time, so I am honored that Skynyrd has asked me to join them on their tour this summer. I will have a chance to play all the Poison greatest hits, plus all the new solo hits including Nothing to Lose, songs from Rock of Love, Celebrity Apprentice and the new solo CD Custom Built.

The dates announced so far:

•6/10 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
•6/13 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
•6/17 - Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Music Center
•6/18 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
•6/19 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
•6/20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater
•6/24 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
•6/25 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (Skynyrd & Michaels ONLY)
•6/26 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
•6/27 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
•7/01 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
•7/02 - Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C Bank Arts Centre
•7/03 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
•7/08 - Cleveland - Blossom Music Center
•7/09 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
•7/10 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre
•7/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion


Music to their ears

A resurgent consumer interest in vinyl records and corporate demand for audio materials sound good to a former punk rocker-turned-entrepreneur

Washington Business Journal - by Timothy Burn Associate Editor

Eric Astor had mixed feelings when his customer base began to shift, as struggling punk rock bands were replaced with corporate clients and later Warner Bros. Records.

As a band member and fixture of the Arizona punk scene of the mid-1980s, Astor demonstrated the can-do spirit of entrepreneurs — and punk rockers — helping fledgling bands get their songs onto vinyl records, packaged and distributed to record stores.

Working with young, off-the-grid musicians to distribute their creative efforts was a labor of love. That work produced little in the way of profit but a great deal in valuable knowledge about the inner mechanics of music manufacturing and distribution.

“Indie musicians are very creative. They are very demanding, picky, and they don’t want to pay money,” Astor says. “Business clients are cut and dry. They need it by a certain date, and they are prepared to pay to get what they want.”

Read the rest here: http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2010/03/22/smallb1.html?b=1269230400