Monday, March 21, 2011

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - March 22, 2011

Acid House Kings - Music Sounds Better With You
Adam Lambert - Glam Nation Live
Adventure - Lesser Known
Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
Algodón Egipcio - La Lucha Constante
Aretha Franklin - Take a Look: Complete on Columbia (12 CDs)
Assasin - Breaking the Silence
Baby Dee - Regifted Light
Belong - Common Era
Bing Ji Ling - Shadow to Shine
Blodwyn Pig - Lost Broadcasts
Boat - Dress Like Your Idols
Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys - 1940-1947 Texas, Hollywood and Chicago (4 CDs)
Born Of Osiris - The Discovery
By A Thread - s/t
CKY - B-Sides & Rarities
Chicago - Chicago VI (vinyl)
Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
Communipaw - Big Blue
Crosby & Nash - Another Stoney Evening (reissue) (vinyl)
Curtis Mayfield - Got to Find a Way
Dangerous Ponies - Dangerous Ponies
Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (reissue) (vinyl)
Deep Dark Robot - 8 Songs About a Girl
Defeater - Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
Diplo - Riddimentary
Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now
Ed Askew - Imperfection (vinyl)
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
Egyptrixx - Bible Eyes
Eldridge Rodriguez - You Are Released
Eliza Doolittle - Eliza Doolittle
Ellen Allien - Dust Remixes
Emmylou Harris - Live in Germany 2000
Eulogies - Tear the Fences Down
Fairport Convention Featuring Sandy Denny - Ebbets Field 1974
Gary Higgins - Dream a While Back
Gay Beast - To Smithereens
Gord Downie - The Grand Bounce
Green Day - Awesome As F**k (Live CD/DVD)
Gucci Mane - The Return Of Mr. Zone 6
Harvey Mandel - Best of Harvey Mandel
Howlin' Wolf - The Howlin Wolf Album (reissue)
James Blake - James Blake
Janis Ian - Between the Lines
Jascha Heifetz - Jascha Heifetz (104-disc box set)
Jennifer Hudson - I Remember Me
Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
Josh Kelley - Georgia Clay
Ke$ha - I Am The Dance Commander + I Command You To Dance:The Remix Album
Keren Ann - 101
Kinks - Kinda Kinks (2 CDs)
Kinks - Kinks (2 CDs)
Kinks - Kinks Kontroversy (2 CDs)
Kirby Stone - Four Wow
Kirk Franklin - Hello Fear
Laura Jansen - Bells
Leverage Models - Interim Deliverable
Lonely Forest - Arrows
Maggie Bjorklund - Coming Home
Mike & Peggy Seeger - Fly Down Little Bird
Panic! At The Disco - Vices & Virtues
Parenthetical Girls - Privilege, Pt. III: Mend & Make Do
Peabo Bryson - Reaching for the Sky / Crosswinds (2 CDs)
Peace - My Face
Pet Shop Boys - The Most Incredible Thing: Original Score
Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R (We Are Renegades)
Pointer Sisters - Contact Import
Primal Scream - Screamadelica: 20th Anniversary Limited Collection (7-disc CD & vinyl box set)
Protest The Hero - Scurrilous
Queen - Day at the Races (3 CDs)
Queen - Deep Cuts 1973-1976
Queen - Night at the Opera (3 CDs)
Queen - Queen (3 CDs)
Queen - Queen II (3 CDs)
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (3 CDs)
Rainbow - Down to Earth (remastered with bonus CD)
Rainbow Rising - Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)
Richard Ashcroft - United Nations of Sound
Rick Nelson - Rockin at the Universal
Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip (vinyl)
Robin Zander - Countryside Blvd.
Saliva - Under Your Skin
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - The MGM Singles
Seu Jorge - Carolina (reissue) (vinyl)
Sir Douglas Quintet - The Mono Singles '68-72
Sky Ferreira - As If!
Solomon Burke & De Dijk - Hold On Tight
Soundgarden - Live on I-5 (2 LPs) (vinyl)
Soundgarden - Telephantasm: A Retrospective (3 LPs) (vinyl)
TesseracT - One Century
The Books - Lost and Safe
The Haunted - Unseen
The Lonely Forest - Arrows
The Sandwitches - Mrs. Jones' Cookies
The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Golden Greats No. 1
The Strokes - Angles
The Sway Machinery -The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol. 1
The Unthanks - Last
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From the Vaccines
The Wrong Words - The Wrong Words
Tommy Shaw - The Great Divide
Van Der Graff Generator - Grounding in Numbers Import
Various Artists - Essential Guide to Colombian Music
Various Artists - John Leguizamo: Ghetto Klown: Music From My Hood (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Piano Tribute to Queen
Various Artists - Sucker Punch (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans Tribute LP
Wadsworth Mansion - Sweet Mary
William Fitzsimmons - Gold in the Shadow
Yellowcard - When You're Through Thinking Say Yes

New Jazz Releases

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King of Limbs by Radiohead to Be Released On Vinyl

Radiohead, formed in 1985, has seen worldwide success since their debut studio album, "Pablo Honey," released in 1993 and their single "Creep" exploded across the airwaves. In 2005, they were even ranked at number 73 on the list of "The Greatest Artists of All Time" in Rolling Stone Magazine.

The online release of "The King of Limbs" on February 19 was given four stars by Rolling Stone and an eight out of ten by Spin Magazine. SoundStage Direct will be selling the 12-inch vinyl album when it becomes available on March 28th, and is currently reserving pre-orders. The CD will also hit stores the same day.

Radiohead will also be releasing a "newspaper" edition on May 9th. This edition will include both the CDs and two clear 10" vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve. It will include large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork, and a full-color piece of oxo-degradable plastic to hold it all together. The "newspaper" edition will also be released with a digital download of the album.

The new album, "The King of Limbs", is the first album since the band independently released "In Rainbows" in 2007. It was first released digitally and fans were able to set their own price for the download. When it was later released in physical form, it was praised by critics and topped the charts at Billboard and held a position there for 28 weeks.

The artwork on the album was designed by Stanley Donwood, and pays homage to Northern European fairy tales and their theme of symbiotic relationships with forests and woods. "It's very much about natural forms. I'd heard something about the northern European imagination, in the sense of all our fairy stories and mythical creatures, they all come from the woods," said Donwood. "Me and Thom (Yorke) were working on these ideas of strange, multi-limbed creatures that are neither malevolent or benevolent, they're simply there, part of the living spirit of the forest. That's come through into all of the work."

The name "The King of Limbs" is in reference to a 1,000 year-old oak tree in Wiltshire's Savernake Forest, three miles from Tottenham House where segments of 'In Rainbows" were recorded. Though the tree is not seen anywhere in regards to the album, it was an inspiration, and the phrase also appears in the 23rd chapter of the Qu'ran.

On February 18th, Radiohead released the track "Lotus Flower" and a music video for the song on their blog, and fans quickly began buzzing about the new eight track album. Los Angeles Times music blogger, Ann Powers said that it "can be heard from several different angles", and "Fans and critics have already been registering wildly divergent reactions: Some think it's one of the band's best efforts; others find it too low-key or similar to previous work; a few consider it awfully gloomy, and a few others wish it were less abstract." Nevertheless, Radiohead is a band that has always drawn in their fans and at SoundStage Direct, they expect no different.

About the Company:
SoundStage Direct, LLC is an online independent store based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, with the largest selection of new releases and vinyl reissues online. We have vinyl LPs in every genre and in a variety of formats available ready to be shipped right to your doorstep. We also have some amazing closeout deals available at our LP outlet that are worth checking out!

Seth Frank
SoundStage Direct, LLC
212 Decatur St Doylestown, PA 18901
1.877.WAX.TRAX (929.8729)

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Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Top 10 Records – March 21, 2011

 Here are the Top 10 Records For the Week of March 14 to March 21, 2011:

1.) The Menzingers – Chamberlain Waits LP
2.) Defeater – Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
3.) Glassjaw – Worship And Tribute LP
4.) Yellowcard – When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes LP (Exclusive)
5.) OFF – Compared to What / Rotten Apple 7″
6.) Less Than Jake – TV EP 7″
7.) Silverstein – Rescue
8.) Moving Mountains – Waves
9.) Coheed and Cambria – The Second Stage Turbine Blade
10.) The Creepshow – They All Fall Down (Picture Disc)


SPINEFARM RECORDS To Support 'Record Store Day' With 6 Limited-Edition 7" Singles

As regular manufacturers of vinyl, Spinefarm Records are delighted to be celebrating Record Store Day on April 16, 2011 with six seven-inch singles that feature tracks from some of the their key artists. All of the singles will be strictly limited to 300 copies and will come in a Spinefarm Records house bag specifically designed for the event.

Here is the full list of releases:

Single 1:

RAMMSTEIN - "Waidmann's Heil" / "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da". Both tracks are taken from the Berlin band's current "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da" album.

Single 2:

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - "Falling In Hate" / "Far From Home". Both tracks are taken from the U.S. band's current "War Is The Answer" album, now approaching gold status at home.

Single 3:

CHILDREN OF BODOM / KILLING JOKE - "Northpole Throwdown" / "Fresh Fever From The Skies". The COB track is taken from the Finnish band's just-released "Relentless, Reckless Forever" album, while the KILLING JOKE track comes from their latest "Absolute Dissent" release.

Single 4:

HELLYEAH / JETTBLACK - "Pole Rider" / "When It Comes To Lovin'". The HELLYEAH track is taken from the U.S. crew's second "Stampede" album, while the JETTBLACK track is taken from the U.K. band's "Get Your Hands Dirty" debut album.

JETTBLACK will be taking time out from the recording of the follow-up to "Get Your Hands Dirty" to sign copies of the seven-inch single and play an acoustic set at The Rock Box in Camberley (Surrey, England) at 1 p.m. on April 16.

Single 5:

HELLOWEEN / APOCALYPTICA - "The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner" / "Bring Them To Light". The HELLOWEEN track is taken from their latest "7 Sinners" album, while the APOCALYPTICA track (featuring GOJIRA's Joe Duplantier on guest vocals) comes from their most recent "7th Symphony" release.

Single 6:

THE ANSWER - "Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw" / "Fooled Me" (demo). Both tracks are exclusive to this release. "Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw" is a cover of the ROSE TATTOO classic (1978), while "Fooled Me" is a demo recording of a track at one point in contention for the Irish band's third studio album, currently being mixed.


Record Store Day Newswire: Limited Edition 7″ from the dB’s

The dB’s are releasing a limited edition 45rpm single of “Picture Sleeve” b/w “Write Back” on Record Store Day. The former is a co-written by Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple, and the flip is Will Rigby’s first song with The dB’s. They’re from the forthcoming album—their first with the original four guys in thirty years.

The db’s will be performing on Record Store Day at Criminal Records in Atlanta, with Fan Modine.

------------------------ has an indepth interview with all that is jack white, check it out, well worth reading!

Jack White Talks Third Man, White Stripes, More

Inside the Third Man Rolling Record Store, White chats about his label, music plans, collaborations with Jay-Z and Bob Dylan, and the breakup of the White Stripes

Like a new father showing off his newborn child, Jack White was all smiles as he lead me on a tour of the Third Man Rolling Record Store, his Third Man label's new vinyl-selling emporium on wheels. Making its public debut at SXSW, the Rolling Record Store was parked in a parking lot at the corner of 4th and Colorado in downtown Austin, with a line around the block to check it out.



that's some cool cover art!

ARTIZAN: Debut Album Artwork Unveiled

U.S. melodic metal act ARTIZAN has set April 29 as the release date for its full-length debut, "Curse Of The Artizan", via the German label Pure Steel Records. The effort was recorded with legendary producer Jim Morris, who has previously worked with ICED EARTH, DEATH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and JAG PANZER, among many others.



cool concept

Vinyl fans listen to record in silence

by Staff Reporter, South Wales Echo

THE world’s oldest record shop teamed up with a local music lover to hold a special silent event yesterday.

Spillers Records and Steve Shepherd teamed up to hold the first Real Record event in the city centre.

The event invited vinyl fans to the O’Neills pub, on Trinity Street, to listen to Captain Beefheart’s 1970 album Lick My Decals Off, Baby! and Frank Zappa’s 1969 album Hot Rats.

Mobile phones were switched off and conversation not allowed during the music.

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a great read with some great insights from record lovers!

Young people with old souls prefer records to CDs

By LEANNE ITALIE - Associated Press

NEW YORK -- In most ways, Sarah McCarthy is your average high schooler. She has a job, college plans, but also a peculiar passion for a 16-year-old: She's a vinyl junkie.

That's right, analog. And none of that hipster new stuff or a USB-ready turntable from Urban Outfitters.

To this senior from Centreville, Md., there's nothing like the raw crackle, the depth of sound, her delicate hand on diamond-tipped stylus to spin from the dusty stash of records she found in the basement of her grandfather - yes, grandfather.

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Music Charts - March 21, 2008


1. Adele : 21
2. Marsha Ambrosius : Late Nights & Early Mornings
3. Mumford and Sons : Sigh No More
4. Justin Bieber : Never Say Never The Remixes EP
5. Various : Now 37
6. Dropkick Murphys : Going Out In Style
7. Aaron Lewis : Twon Line (EP)
8. Justin Bieber : My World 2.0
9. Bruno Mars : Doo-Wops & Holligans
10. Pink : Greatest Hits ... So Far


1. Adele : 21
2. Jessie J. : Who You Are
3. Beady Eye : Different Gear, Still Speeding
4. Adele : 19
5. Rihanna : Loud
6. Bruno Mars : Doo Wops & Hooligans
7. Clare Maguire : Light After Dark
8. Mumford and Sons : Sigh No More
9. Alexis Jordan : Alexis Jordan
10. Cee Lo Green : The Lady Killer


1. Take That : Progress
2. Rihanna : Loud
3. Bruce Springsteen : The Promise
4. Shakira : Sale El Sol
5. Pink : Greatest Hits ... So Far
6. Bon Jovi : Greatest Hits
7. James Blunt : Some Kind Of Trouble
8. Susan Boyle : The Gift
9. Kings Of Leon : Come Around Sundown
10. JLS : Outta This World


and in music history for today:

"God Bless America" was recorded by Kate Smith in 1939.

In 1952, the Cleveland Arena was the site of what will become recognized as the world's first major Rock 'n' Roll concert. With over 10,000 people inside and another 20,000 waiting outside, Alan Freed was set to broadcast the event 'live' over WJW radio. Paul Williams and His Hucklebuckers were playing their first song when city officials decided to shut the proceedings down, citing fire code violations. Doors and windows were smashed, a few fights broke out, but no one asked for their $1.75 admission back.

In 1964, the Beatles replaced one Billboard chart topper with another when "She Loves You" took over from "I Want To Hold Your Hand".

In 1973, the BBC banned all teenybopper acts from appearing in person on Top of the Pops after a riot following a David Cassidy performance.

In 1976, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and several others are arrested in New York and charged with possession of marijuana. there's a surprise....

In 1981, Although they had been making records for ten years, REO Speedwagon enjoyed their first taste of success when "Keep On Loving You" became the top tune in the US. The band would go on to place twelve more songs in the Top 40.

In 1984, Yoko Ono opens Strawberry Fields, an area in New York's Central Park dedicated to the memory of her late husband, John Lennon.

In 1987, 35 year-old Dean Martin Jr. of Dino, Desi and Billy, died when his F-4 Phantom fighter-jet crashed into California's San Bernardino Mountains during a snowstorm about 100 kilometers east of Los Angeles. Dino was serving in the Air National Guard at the time. He was married and divorced from ice skater Dorothy Hamill and actress Olivia Hussey.

Madonna's album "Like A Prayer" was released in 1989.

Leo Fender, the inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, died from Parkinson’s disease in 1991. He started mass producing solid body electric guitars in the late 1940s and when he sold his guitar company in 1965, sales were in excess of $40 million a year.

In 2002, John "Speedy" Keene, vocalist and drummer for Thunderclap Newman died at the age of 56. The band's biggest hit came in 1969 with "Something In The Air".

In 2006, three South African women won a six-year court battle giving them 25% of all past and future royalties from the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” composed in 1939 by their father, Solomon Linda. A cleaner at a Johannesburg record company when he wrote it, Linda received virtually nothing for his work and died in 1962 with just $25 in his bank account. It is estimated that the song, recorded by Pete Seeger, The Karl Denver Trio (as “Wimoweh”), The Kingston Trio, The Tokens and R.E.M., had earned $15 million from its use in Disney’s The Lion King alone.

Birthday wishes to Eddie Money (1949), Roger Hodgson of Supertramp (1950) Andrew Copeland of Sister Hazel (1968)