Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Notes, Did You Know?

Lots of Record Store Day info today:

OZZY OSBOURNE Named 'Record Store Day' Ambassador
Record Store Day is proud to announce the appointment of Ozzy Osbourne as the Record Store Day Ambassador 2011. He says, "I now have the power to command you to attend Record Store Day, April 16th. Be there!”

Go to http://www.recordstoreday.com/  right now for a special message from the Ambassador himself.

Read more at Blabbermouth.com


AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix Rarities Commemorate Record Store Day

Bryan Wawzenek

Rare releases by Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Derek and the Dominos, Franz Ferdinand, Pearl Jam and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are among the albums, EPs and singles that will be available on Record Store Day, April 16. Record Store Day’s U.K. site has announced some of the items that will be available exclusively at independent music retailers on that day.

Read more at Gibson.com


METALLICA: More 'Garage Inc.' Vinyl Reissue Details Revealed 

METALLICA's collection of covers, "Garage Inc." will be reissued on vinyl on March 1 via Warner Bros.. The album will be available in the official METALLICA store this Thursday, February 24. It hits the streets one month later, on March 28, throughout the rest of the world, but you can pre-order it now here:

* "Garage Inc." 3-LP Set

* "Garage Inc." 6-LP Set

Because "Garage Inc." was originally released as a double CD, the vinyl sets will include a three-disc gatefold package for the 33.3 version and a box set with six discs for the 180-gram, 45 rpm deluxe edition. All the music was half speed mastered from the original analog tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, California to bring you audiophile quality.

A limited-edition pressing of 100 copies of a white vinyl version of the deluxe box set will be available for MetClub.com members and on BecauseSoundMatters.com on February 24 at 1 p.m. PST.

Read more details at Blabbermouth


Capitol/EMI to Release Limited Edition Vinyl Titles for The Beach Boys and Syd Barrett Exclusively for Record Store Day: April 16

The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations' 78RPM Double Vinyl Single Set and 'An Introduction To Syd Barrett' 180-gram Double Vinyl LP Exclusively Available at Participating Indie Music Retailers

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To support Record Store Day on April 16, Capitol/EMI will release limited edition vinyl titles for The Beach Boys and Syd Barrett, to be sold exclusively by participating independent music retailers across the US.

The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations"/"Heroes and Villains" will be released as a limited edition double 78RPM vinyl single set with the songs' original single release mixes on one disc and alternate versions of both songs on the other disc.

An Introduction To Syd Barrett will be released as a limited edition, 180-gram double vinyl LP package with gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves. The collection, executive produced by David Gilmour, was released on CD and digitally in November 2010, bringing the tracks of Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett together for the first time on one compilation.


The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations/Heroes and Villains [ltd. edition 78RPM single set]

Disc 1
Side A
Good Vibrations
Side A
Good Vibrations (Early Take)

Disc 2
Side B
Heroes and Villains
Side B
Heroes and Villains (Alternate Take)

An Introduction To Syd Barrett [ltd. edition 180g 2LP with gatefold jacket]Disc 1
Disc 2

Side 1
Side 1

1. ARNOLD LAYNE Pink Floyd
1. HERE I GO Syd Barrett (2010 Remix)

2. SEE EMILY PLAY Pink Floyd
2. OCTOPUS Syd Barrett (2010 Mix)

3. APPLES AND ORANGES (Stereo) Pink Floyd
3. SHE TOOK A LONG COOL LOOK Syd Barrett (2010 Mix)

4. MATILDA MOTHER (2010 Mix) Pink Floyd
4. IF IT'S IN YOU Syd Barrett

Side 2
5. BABY LEMONADE Syd Barrett

1. CHAPTER 24 Pink Floyd
Side 2

2. BIKE Pink Floyd
1. DOMINOES Syd Barrett (2010 Mix)

3. TERRAPIN Syd Barrett
2. GIGOLO AUNT Syd Barrett

4. LOVE YOU Syd Barrett

5. DARK GLOBE Syd Barrett
4. BOB DYLAN BLUES Syd Barrett

Produced by (1) Joe Boyd, (2-6) Norman Smith, (7, 8, 10) Malcolm Jones, (9, 12, 13) David Gilmour & Roger Waters, (11) Syd Barrett & David Gilmour, (14-17) David Gilmour.



Morrissey Releases ‘80s Unheard Tracks

Two unheard songs recorded around the time of the Morrissey 1988 solo debut, 'Viva Hate' will be released April 18. 

“Safe, Warm Lancashire Home” and “Treat Me Like A Human Being,” will feature as B-sides for the re-release of Morrissey’s 1992 single “Glamorous Glue.”

On April 25 EMI are releasing 'The Very Best Of Morrissey', an eighteen-track compilation that includes a bonus DVD containing 11 music videos.

The album will be available on CD and vinyl formats.


1. “The Last of the Famous International Playboys”
2. “You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side”
3. “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get”
4. “Glamorous Glue”
5. “Girl Least Likely To”
6. “Suedehead”
7. “Tomorrow” (US remix radio edit)
8. “Boxers”
9. “My Love Life” (US mix)
10. “Break Up the Family”
11. “I've Changed My Plea to Guilty”
12. “Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference”
13. “Ouija Board, Ouija Board”
14. “Interesting Drug”
15. “November Spawned a Monster”
16. “Everyday us Like Sunday”
17. “Interlude” (Morrissey solo version)*
18. “Moonriver” (extended. 9:39 version)


Eagles Back On The Road For 2011

The Eagles are back at work, kicking off the 2011 ‘Last Road Out Of Eden’ tour in Bangkok, Thailand a couple of days ago. On this tour, the Eagles will perform for the very first time in both China and Korea.

The band will also perform in Shanghai on March 9 and Beijing on March 12 and then head to South Korea for two shows in Seoul on March 15 and 16.  The Asian leg of the current Eagles tour will conclude in Hong Kong and March 18 and recommence in Norway in June.

In the meantime we can expect solo albums from Joe Walsh and Don Henley during the break.  Joe will be releasing his first studio album in 18 years and Henley is working on an album of country songs with special guests.

Eagles Asian tour dates are:

February 20, Bangkok, Impact Arena
February 23, Singapore, Indoor Stadium
February 26 and 27, Taipeo, Linco Hall
March 1, Osaka, Osaka Dome
March 3, Nagoya, Nagoya
March 5 and 6, Tokyo, Tokyo Dome
March 9, Shanghai, Mercedes Benz Arena
March 15 and 16, Seoul, Olypmic Gym
March 18, Hong Kong, Exhibition Centre Hall


TV On The Radio Plan New Album

Indie rockers TV On The Radio have announced plans their fourth album 'Nine Types Of Light' and is slated for a release in this spring.  Guitarist Dave Sitek has been most active: producing, releasing a solo collaborative album under the name of Maximum Balloon and is filling on bass for Jane’s Addiction.

They will also play Radio City Music Hall on April 13, which is supposedly before the release of the album.


Did You Know?

more stuff everybody should know...

Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.

On 15 April 1912 the SS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people died. Fourteen years earlier a novel was published by Morgan Robertson which seemed to foretell the disaster. The book described a ship the same size as the Titanic which crashes into an iceberg on its maiden voyage on a misty April night. The name of Robertson's fictional ship was the Titan.

On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

On the new one hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.

Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)

and in music history today:

In 1956, Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with "Heartbreak Hotel."

Elvis Presley was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart in 1962 with “Rock-A- Hula Baby” / “Cant Help Falling In Love.” The tracks were from his latest film Blue Hawaii and became the singer’s tenth U.K. #1.

The Beatles formed their Northern Music Publishing Company in 1963. Michael Jackson eventually purchased it.

In 1968, Genesis released its first single, "The Silent Sun."

Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England in 1969. The support act was David Bowie performing a one-man mime act.

In 1986 - MTV aired 22 hours of the Monkees TV episodes in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a group.

In 1987, Andy Warhol, pop artist and producer died after a gall bladder operation. The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed The Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico banana album cover and The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album cover.

No Doubt went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart in 1997 with “Don't Speak.’” The third single from the band's second album Tragic Kingdom was written by Eric Stefani and his sister Gwen Stefani.

Winners at the 43rd Grammy Awards in 2001 included U2, record of the year and song of the year with “Beautiful Day.” Steely Dan won album of the year for Two Against Nature, Sting won Male pop vocal for “She Walks This Earth,” Johnny Cash won Best Male country performance for “Solitary Man," and Shelby Lynne won best new artist.

In 2004, The Sex Pistols' Anarchy in the UK was named the most influential record of the 1970s in poll compiled by Q magazine. Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody” was voted into second place and Donna Summer's “I Feel Love” was third. T Rex's “Get It On" was fourth and Special AKA's “Gangsters” came fifth.

Birthday wishes to Scott Phillips of Creed (1973) and English singer James Blunt (1977)

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