Monday, October 31, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Yes: Live DC/DVD package due next month

Prog-rockers Yes have a new live album on the way.

“In The Present—Live from Lyon” will be available on CD/DVD on November 29th in North America and December 2nd in Europe.

Recorded in Lyon, France, on December 1st 2009, “In The Present – Live from Lyon” is a collection of hidden gems and unforgettable classics, with new singer Benoit David breathing new life into each of the songs.

The package comes with a 55 minute DVD containing excerpts from the live performance, candid interviews and behind the scenes footage. The cover art features an original design by Roger Dean, author of most Yes album covers including classics “Fragile,” “Close To The Edge” and “Drama.”

Yes’ powerful compositions influenced a generation of musicians. They have a hugely successful and indelible catalogue of masterpieces; songs like “Roundabout,” a seminal hit which consistently appears on “the best songs of all-time” lists, and the group’s #1 hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” taken from the 1983 album “90125,” saw Yes top the UK and US album charts simultaneously.

Yes’ latest studio album, “Fly From Here” – the first in ten years – hit the Top 10 on the Rock Charts and was declared as their “best work since the ‘70s” (Paste Magazine)

“In the Present – Live From Lyon” will be released in a gloss digipak edition. The final tracklisting includes:

Disc One
1. Siberian Khatru
2. I’ve Seen All Good People
3. Tempus Fugit
4. Onward
5. Astral Traveller
6. And You And I
7. Corkscrew (Acoustic Solo)

Disc Two
1. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
2. Southside Of The Sky
3. Machine Messiah
4. Heart of the Sunrise
5. Roundabout
6. Starship Trooper

Interviews, Excerpts from the Live Show, Roundabout, Machine Messiah (running time approx 55 mins.)

A limited edition gatefold sleeve 3 LP vinyl release (only including the audio portion of the album) will be exclusively available in the European markets.


LAMB OF GOD: Reveal Album Title, Artwork and Track List

Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have decided to call their new LP 'Resolution' which is due on January 24, 2012 via Epic Records (one day earlier internationally through Roadrunner). The effort was produced by Josh Wilbur, who worked on the band's last effort, 2009's 'Wrath.'

'Resolution' will feature 14 songs and will come in a digipack with artwork by longtime art director Ken Adams.

1. Straight for the Sun
2. Desolation
3. Ghost Walking
4. Guilty
5. The Undertow
6. The Number Six
7. Barbarosa
8. Invictus
9. Cheated
10. Insurrection
11. Terminally Unique
12. To The End
13. Visitation
14. King Me


MÖTLEY CRÜE To Release Catalog On Vinyl-Replica CD and 180 Gram Vinyl

The following albums will be re-released on November 14 as vinyl-replica CDs with a 16-page booklet, a CD with a five-page booklet and on 180-gram vinyl in a four-color gatefold sleeve:

* Too Fast For Love
* Shout At The Devil
* Theatre of Pain
* Girls Girls Girls
* Dr. Feelgood

Also on that date, the rest of their catalogue — "Mötley Crüe", "Generation Swine", "New Tattoo" and "Live: Entertainment Or Death" — will be re-released in standard CD format only. This will be followed by "Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits" in CD, deluxe CD, 180-gram vinyl and DVD formats on December 5.


Suburban Home Halloween Sale

Suburban Home is hosting a Halloween Sale in their online store at Shop Radio Cast. All older LPs and CDs are marked down to $6.66 and 7″ vinyl are only $3.33. The sale is on from now until the end of this week! Get shopping the Suburban Home Halloween Sale here NOW.


Top 10 Albums – October 31, 2011

Here are the Top 10 Albums at Shop Radio Cast for the week of October 24 – October 31, 2011:

1. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
2. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods LP
3. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods LP (Blue/White)
4. Alkaline Trio – From Here To Infirmary LP
5. Saves The Day – Stay What You Are LP (Colored)
6. Trampled By Turtles / Motion City Soundtrack – Wait So Long/Disappear 7″
7. Foo Fighters – Color and Shape 2XLP
8. She & Him – A Very She & Him Christmas LP
9. City and Colour – Sometimes 2XLP
10. Deftones – White Pony (2XLP)


music history for october 31st:

In 1952, pianist Johnnie Johnson hired 26 year old Chuck Berry as a guitarist in his band. While playing evening gigs in the St. Louis area, Berry will keep his day job as a hairdresser for the next three years.

In 1959, the Quarry Men (with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison) changed their name to Johnny and the Moondogs.

In 1960, the Elvis Presley LP "G.I. Blues" enters the Billboard Hot 200, where it will rise to number one and stay there for six weeks. It will finally fall of the chart 111 weeks later, making it the longest charting album of Elvis' career.

In 1962, Elvis Presley's 11th film, Girls! Girls! Girls! premiered in Honolulu, Hawaii, where it was shot. The movie is a musical comedy about a penniless fisherman who loves his life on the sea and dreams of owning his own boat.

In 1963, the Beatles returned to London from Sweden and were greeted by hundreds of screaming fans and a mob of photographers and journalists. American television host Ed Sullivan was at Heathrow as The Beatles arrived, and was struck by the sight of Beatlemania in full swing; he decided to look into getting this group to appear on his U.S. television program.

In 1964, the Supremes achieve their second Billboard number one single with "Baby Love". Just four months earlier, other artists at Motown Records referred to them as "the no-hit Supremes."

In 1964, sitting at the top of the Cashbox Magazine Best Sellers Chart was New Zealand-born Canadian vocalist Gale Garnett with "We'll Sing In The Sunshine". It will also reach #4 on the Billboard chart and win a 1965 Grammy Award for Best Folk Recording. Garnett continued to record through the rest of the 1960s, but her follow-up, "Lovin' Place", was her only other single to chart in America.

In 1964, Ray Charles was arrested by Logan Airport customs officials in Boston and charged with possession of heroin. This was his third drug charge, following incidents in 1958 and 1961. Ray avoided prison time after kicking the habit in a clinic in Los Angeles, but spent a year on parole in 1966.

In 1964, for the first time since January, The Beatles do not have a song on the Billboard Hot 100. During that time, they placed fourteen records on the chart with five different labels.

In 1967, Iggy & the Stooges made their live debut at a Halloween party in Michigan.

In 1968, Malcolm Hale, guitarist for Spanky and Our Gang, died suddenly of pneumonia at the age of 27. The group placed five songs on the Billboard Top 40 between 1967 and 1968, including "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" and "Lazy Day".

In 1986, Roger Waters, who had left Pink Floyd, instigated a court injunction which disallowed remaining members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright from using the band's name. The ruling was over-turned in early 1987.

In 1989, the first MTV Unplugged show was tapped in New York with Squeeze.

In 1990, during a gig in Seattle, Washington, Billy Idol dumped 600 dead fish in Faith No More's dressing room. They responded by walking on stage, naked during Idol's set.

In 1995, Alice in Chains released "Alice in Chains" as a vinyl edition. It was not available on CD or cassette until November 7, 1995.

In 1996, Slash announced his departure from Guns N' Roses.

In 1997, over 200 counterfeit tickets were confiscated at a Jane's Addiction reunion concert in New York.

In 1998, KISS kicked off its Psycho-Circus tour with a Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles, CA. The Smashing Pumpkins were the opening act.

In 2002, Claude Johnson, known as "Juan" of Don and Juan, passed away at the age of 67. The duo reached number 7 in the US in 1962 with "What's Your Name".

In 2005, the white suit worn by John Lennon on the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album sold for $118,000 at an auction in Las Vegas. And an Austin Princess hearse driven by the late star in the documentary Imagine sold for $150,000. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the items went to Amnesty International.

In 2005, the iTunes Music Store reached 1 million videos sold.

In 2007, Forbes magazine announced its list of the top earning dead celebrities and once again Elvis Presley led the way. The King earned $49 million in the past year. In second place was John Lennon who jumped from #4 last year, earning $44 million. Other notables included George Harrison in fourth place with $22 million, James Brown was eleventh with $5 million and Bob Marley was twelfth with $4 million.

birthdays today include (among others): Tom Paxton (73), Bob Siebenberg (Supertramp) (62), Larry Mullen (U2) (50), Johnny Marr (born John Maher) (Smiths) (47), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) (30), Mikkey Dee (born Micael Delaoglou) (Motörhead) (47) and Russ Ballard (Argent) (66)

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