Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 11/05/2011

It's a Cure sandwich this week with a Cure acetate getting the #1 spot and a French 45 getting the #5. Inbetween are all LPs. "Please Please Me" is hardly a suprise anymore. The Captain Marryat record has shown up on the Top 5 twice before, once in '08 and again in '09, where each time it sold for around $4k. It's a rare Prog record out of Scotland from the early 70s.

1. 45 - The Cure "Killing An Arab" Acetate single-sided - $4,006.48

2. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone 3rd Stereo Pressing - $3,677.97

3. LP - Juta Hipp "self titled" Blue Note 1530 - $2,678.00

4. LP - Captain Marryat "self titled" Private Press - $2,267.68

5. 45 - The Cure "Foxy Lady" / "Saturday Night" Polydor French Pressing - $2,151.77

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 5:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.



New Vinyl Record, The Marshall Tucker Band: Greatest Hits, to be Released November 22

Contains Previously Unreleased Live Recordings; Includes Digital Download Card

Four decades ago, during the early days of The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB), the multi-platinum selling southern rock group never had the option of releasing their music on CD or digitally through online retailers. Those were the years when the MTB and every musical act on the planet depended on the trusty vinyl record as the vehicle for delivering music to the consumer. On November 22, 2011, in celebration of 40 years, the MTB comes full circle with the release of the vinyl edition of The Marshall Tucker Band: Greatest Hits (Shout Factory).

“As we continue to tour, more and more fans are showing up in the autograph lines with their original Marshall Tucker vinyl records, even more so than CDs,” says MTB lead singer and founding member, Doug Gray. “There’s just something cool about vinyl. It’s very retro and I think most people out there will agree that in today’s day and age, retro is ‘in.’ This is an appropriate release for us, especially since we’re celebrating 40 years.”

The 17-track album, a Gatefold Double-LP 180 gram vinyl record, contains some of the MTB’s most notable hits including “Can’t You See,” “Heard It In A Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “24 Hours At A Time” and “Take The Highway.” Three of the 17 tracks are previously unreleased live concert recordings from an earlier overseas tour.

In the fall of 1976, the MTB traveled to the UK and Europe for the band’s maiden voyage of those territories. The tour featured Bonnie Bramlett and Grinderswitch as supporting acts to the MTB. Then band was red hot in America and the time was right to spread the word to other countries. Doug Gray remembers, “We didn’t know what to expect but from the people at the hotel to the crew at Hammersmith Odeon and finally the sold out crowd all made us feel so welcome, we couldn’t believe it. It was the same in Scotland but with a different accent.” When the band decided to release Greatest Hits in vinyl form, there was extra space available to include live tracks, recorded during tour stops in Glasgow, Scotland and London.

Since turntable record players are no longer a mainstream commodity, the new Greatest Hits vinyl record will contain a digital download card, included to ensure consumer listening.

On coming full circle with the band’s first vinyl release since 1988, Doug Gray notes, “Hey, now for the first time in over 20 years we can say we’re releasing a new ‘record’ and really mean it!”

The vinyl edition of The Marshall Tucker Band: Greatest Hits will be available for purchase later this month in all vinyl record stores, online at Amazon and the MTB's official website, www.marshalltuckerband.com

1. Take The Highway
2. Blue Ridge Mountain Sky
3. In My Own Way
4. Fire On The Mountain
5. Heard It In A Love Song
6. Ramblin’
7. Searchin’ For A Rainbow
8. I Should Have Never Started Lovin’ You
9. 24 Hours At A Time
10. Long Hard Ride
11. Can’t You See
12. Too Stubborn
13. This Ol’ Cowboy
14. Desert Skies
15. Hillbilly Band (Live)
16. Every Day I Sing The Blues (Live)
17. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Live)


in the mood for a feel good story about vinyl? exceptional article at newsrecord.org

Vinyl Revolution

By Sidney Hilley

Just a few years ago, vinyl records were the floppy disks of the music world: outdated and sold off the walls of thrift stores for pocket change. Now music fans are turning into audiophiles, obsessing over the quality of sound and snatching up vinyl like candy. What’s behind the rebirth of vinyl, and will it last?

Janis Joplin’s raw, wailing voice screams “Take it / Take another little piece of my heart now, baby” through the speakers while avid music fans flip frantically through endless crates of vinyl records at Shake It Records.

It’s Record Store Day, the fourth annual national event created to “celebrate the art of music,” and people are putting their hands on any vinyl within their grasp, like kids scrounging for candy after a busted piñata. A myriad of 12-inch black varnished discs wrapped in trippy art and plastic are stuffed in wooden crates lining the two-story building in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood. Joplin may be crooning her manly blues, but one faint sound resonates through my ears: the crinkle and smack of plastic being fanatically pulled apart. Shoppers are flipping through LPs almost as fast as Hendrix could fingerpick the solo in “Voodoo Child.”

Read the rest at newsrecord.org


Ellie Goulding to Release Live Physical EP, Live at Amoeba San Francisco, Exclusively Through Indie Retailers on November 25th -- Record Store Day




SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cherrytree/Interscope recording artist ELLIE GOULDING will release a live physical EP, entitled LIVE AT AMOEBA, exclusively through independent retailers on November 25th, on Record Store Day, also known as Black Friday. The EP — which features live acoustic performances of the British singer and songwriter's hits "Starry Eyed" and "Lights" (currently climbing the Hot AC radio chart), plus a cover of Elton John's "Your Song" — was recorded at independent record store Amoeba Music in San Francisco on April 14th, 2011, while Ellie was on the road for her first sold-out U.S. tour supporting her debut album LIGHTS.

To celebrate the EP's release, Ellie will return to Amoeba Music in San Francisco to sign advance copies on November 20th. This in-store event begins at 5 p.m. Amoeba Music is located at 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco.

After wowing audiences with her sold-out "The Lights Tour" over the summer, Ellie will perform five arena concerts with Katy Perry this month, including shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City and The Staples Center in Los Angeles. Please see below for all dates.

And finally, Ellie will also perform at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert, along with Sugarland, David Gray, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, and Matthew Morrison, on December 11th in Oslo, Norway. The show will be broadcast live over the Internet in 130 countries. Please visit nobelpeaceprizeconcert.no for more details.

Having already conquered her native Britain with the best-selling debut album of 2010, Ellie has also won over American audiences and garnered rave reviews for Lights. The album is, as the New York Times put it, "a happy car crash of signifiers: part electro-pop, part soul, part blues, part indie rock, part folk that mixes heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics." The Los Angeles Times raved: "plenty of ethereal hooks, the album carries a dark overcast with a handful of emotionally raw tracks." Rolling Stone called Lights, "sweet, sexed-up folktronica" and Entertainment Weekly affirms "anthemic dance-pop confessional."

The track-listing for Live at Amoeba San Francisco is as follows:

"Guns and Horses"
"Starry Eyed"
"Your Song"


cool album cover of the day:

METSATÖLL New Release Due In December

METSATÖLL, the rocking quartet from Estonia, will release its fifth studio album, "Ulg", on December 5 via Spinefarm Records.

"Ulg", meaning "The Howl", was recorded from top to tail amongst the forests of southern Estonia, with legendary Finnish sound engineer Mikko Karmila


interesting list, job well done!

The 50 Greatest Heavy Metal Album Covers


and in music history for november 8th:

In 1952, the first record chart was printed in the UK by the New Musical Express.

On November 8, 1956, at the Bradley Film and Recording Studios, the immortal Patsy Cline recorded her one of her signature songs "Walkin' After Midnight."

"Walkin' After Midnight" is a song by written by Alan Block and Donn Hecht and originally recorded by American country music artist Patsy Cline. The song was originally given to pop singer Kay Starr; however, it was rejected by her record label. The song was left unused until Hecht rediscovered the song when writing for Four Star Records. Originally Cline was not fond of "Walkin' After Midnight", but after making a compromise with her label, she recorded it.

In January 1957, Cline performed the song on an episode of the CBS television program, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. It garnered a strong response from viewers, and was therefore rush-released as a single February 11, 1957. "Walkin' After Midnight" became Cline's first major hit single, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard country music chart, and No. 12 on its pop chart. Although the song was her only hit until 1961, the single version sold over one million copies and is often included on authoritative lists of the all-time greatest songs in country music.

In 1963, Dick Clark's traveling Caravan of Stars opens its Fall tour featuring Bobby Vee, The Ronettes, Brian Hyland, Little Eva and the Dovells.

In 1967, 'How I Won the War' with John Lennon opened in New York.

In 1968, after six years of marriage, Cynthia Powell Lennon is granted a divorce from her husband John. He is absent from the London court, staying with Yoko Ono in a hospital, where it is feared she might suffer a miscarriage (which she did on November 21).

In 1969, "Wedding Bell Blues" topped the Billboard Hot 100, giving The Fifth Dimension their second US number one record. The song was originally recorded as a private joke between group members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., who were engaged at the time.

Also in 1969, on the second date of their US tour, The Rolling Stones break the Los Angeles concert gross record held by The Beatles since 1966. They added an extra date to their L.A. Forum stand and a fourth date to their upcoming gig at New York's Madison Square Garden.

In 1970 - Jim Morrison recorded spoken-word poems that would eventually be turned into the album An American Prayer.

On this day in 1971, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV, it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased by Robert Plant from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire, England. The 20th century urban tower block on the back of the full gatefold LP cover is Butterfield Court in Eves Hill, Dudley, England.

No title is printed on the album because the band deliberately wanted it to be untitled, going as far as identifying themselves with four specially chosen symbols. Even so, it is generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, following the naming standard used by the band's first three studio albums, the symbols themselves having no verbal or written equivalent.

The two singles released from the album were Black Dog and Rock and Roll. Australia was the only country in the world to release Stairway To Heaven as a 7” vinyl EP with Black Dog and Rock and Roll on the other side.

The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire by Plant. The painting was then juxtaposed and affixed to the internal, papered wall of the partly demolished suburban house for the photograph to be taken.

Page has explained that the cover of the fourth album was intended to bring out a city/country dichotomy that had initially surfaced on Led Zeppelin III:

It represented the change in the balance which was going on. There was the old countryman and the blocks of flats being knocked down. It was just a way of saying that we should look after the earth, not rape and pillage it.

However, regarding the meaning of the album cover, he has also stated:

The cover was supposed to be something that was for other people to savour rather than for me to actually spell everything out, which would make the whole thing rather disappointing on that level of your own personal adventure into the music.

The album cover was among the ten chosen by the Royal Mail for a set of "Classic Album Cover" postage stamps issued in January 2010.

certainly one of the top albums from the seventies.....

In 1973, singer Ivory Joe Hunter died of lung cancer at the age of 60. Hunter was best known for his R&B hits, "Since I Lost You Baby", "I Almost Lost My Mind" and "I Need You So".

In 1974, after appearing at the Westbury Music Fair in New York, Connie Francis is assaulted at knifepoint in her hotel room. Although she would win a three million dollar lawsuit, Connie would not perform again until 1981.

In 1975, David Bowie made his US TV debut performing "Fame", on the Cher CBS-TV show.

In 1986, after "More Than A Feeling" reached number five (1976) and "Don't Look Back" made it to number four (1978), Boston finally scored their first and only number one single with "Amanda."

In 1994, former Palm Springs mayor Sonny Bono was elected to the US House of Representatives. Author Ronald Kessler later pointed out in his expose book Inside Congress that Bono was widely ridiculed and was called one of the "dimmest bulbs" in Congress by Progressive Magazine. how kind....

In 1995, Michael Jackson and Sony Corp. of America combined forces and created the world's third-largest music publishing company with more than 100,000 titles.

In 2002, Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

In 2006, proving that Classic Rock artists were alive and well, "The Greatest Songs of the Sixties" by Barry Manilow entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart at #2, The Who's "Endless Wire" sat at #7, while Meat Loaf was at #8 with "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose".

In 2009, a crowd of 8,000 was left hanging after Morrissey stopped a concert in Liverpool, England after the second song. He had been hit in the eye with a plastic beer bottle. puss....

birthdays today include (among others): Bonnie Bramlett (67), Roy Wood (Move, Electric Light Orchestra) (65), Paul Thompson (Cure) (54), Corey Taylor (Slipknot) (38) and Bonnie Raitt (62)

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