Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 05/29/2011

Two Beatle acetates with Perry Cox authentication make the list this week, along with two 45's, a funk / deep soul record and an Eddie Cochran picture sleeve. The "Hello Goodbye" acetate has the working version of the song, "Hello Hello". #1 this week goes to a rare classical French LP of Bach Violin Sonatas.

1. LP - Michelle Auclair "Bach Violin Sonatas" Discophiles 209/210 French Pressing - $6,100.00

2. 45 - Rickey Andrews "Chances Are Your Dance Is Mine" / "You Are What My Heart Needs" Mars La Tour - $3,207.39

3. 10" - The Beatles "Hello Goodybye" EMI Acetate w/ Perry Cox Authentication - $2,772.22

4. 10" - The Beatles "I'll Follow The Sun" EMI Acetate w/ Perry Cox Authentication - $2,772.22

5. 45 - Eddie Cochran "Mean When I'm Mad" / "One Kiss" Liberty F-55070 - $2,282.00

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

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Earth Crisis Reveal Cover Art For "Neutralize The Threat"

Earth Crisis have scheduled their hardest hitting piece of work in recent memory, 'Neutralize the Threat' for a July 12th release date. The most controversial band in hardcore also teamed with artist Ryan Clark to create the artwork surrounding the latest album culminating in the cover.

Read more and get the tracklist at pluginmusic.com


Art Pop Legends The Feelies Reform, Release New Record, Announce Shows

The Feelies are celebrating the release of "Here Before," their first album of all new original material in 19 years with select East Coast dates. The new album touches on different styles from the Feelies' long history while adding new grooves and musical ideas to the mix. Electric and acoustic guitars melt together in archetypal Feelies fashion on songs like "Nobody Knows" and "Should be Gone. " Elsewhere there are slabs of driving garage rock like "When You Know" and "Time Is Right" and the down-tempo "Bluer Skies," and harmonically rich "Later On." The new album is being released on Bar/None Records.

Get all the details at pluginmusic.com


Consfearacy Posts Self-Titled Album's Cover Artwork

Consfearacy recently inked a deal with Massacre Records for the release of the band's self-titled album, which is due out on July 1st, 2011. The cover artwork was handled by graphic designer Dennis Sibeijn.

Read more at metalunderground.com


what a wonderful story, remembering the iconic group and their fans

The Rolling Stones 'live' in Middlesbrough, 1963

By Paul Delplanque

Love them or loath them, The Rolling Stones are still rolling and even now attract huge audiences around the world. Next to The Beatles they are without doubt the greatest band to come out of the 1960s, selling millions of records world-wide. Back in 1963 the new band had been going for about a year and were about to embark on their first tour of the United Kingdom. The place they chose to kick-off that tour was none other than Middlesbrough, it was the very first time the band had played outside the London area.

Read the rest at rememberwhen.gazettelive.co.uk


this from our vinyl friends at vinylcollective.com

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of May 23, 2011 – May 30, 2011:

1.) The Menzingers – A Lesson In The Abuse Of Information Technology LP
2.) Living With Lions – Holy Shit
3.) Fireworks – Gospel
4.) Dance Gavin Dance – People We Knew 7″
5.) Into It. Over It. / Koji Split LP
6.) The Creepshow – Run For Your Life LP (EXCLUSIVE Purple)
7.) Balance and Composure – Separation
8.) The Menzingers – Chamberlain Waits LP
9.) Against Me – Russian Spies 7″
10.) The Creepshow – They All Fall Down (Picture Disc)



1. Adele :21
2. Seether :Holding Onto Strings
3. Various :Now 38
4. Jason Aldean :My Kinda Party
5. Mumford and Sons :Sigh No More
6. Beastie Boys :Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
7. The Lonely Island :Turtleneck and Chain
8. Justin Bieber :Never Say Never The Remixes EP
9. Fleet Foxes :Helplessness Blues
10. Il Volo :Il Volo

1.Adele :Rolling In The Deep
2.Katy Perry feat. Kanye West :E.T.
3.Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer :Give Me Everything
4.Black Eyed Peas :Just Can't Get Enough
5.Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull :On The Floor
6.Bruno Mars :The Lazy Song
7.Britney Spears :Till The World Ends
8.LMFAO :Party Rock Anthem
9.Lupe Fiasco :The Show Goes On
10.Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes :Look At Me Now


1. Adele :21
2. Kate Bush :Director's Cut
3. Adele :19
4. Hugh Laurie :Let Them Talk
5. Bruno Mars :Doo-Wops & Holligans
6. Friendly Fires :Pala
7. Chase & Status :No More Idols
8. Jessie J. :Who You Are
9. Foo Fighters :Wasting Light
10. Caro Emerald :Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor

1. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer :Give Me Everything
2. Bruno Mars :The Lazy Song
3. Aloe Blacc :I Need A Dollar
4. LMFAO :Party Rock Anthem
5. Alexandra Stan :Mr Saxobeat
6. Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi :Beautiful People
7. Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta :Sweat
8. The Saturdays :Notorious
9. Lady Gaga :Judas
10. Swedish House Mafia :Save The World


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

1. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull :On The Floor
2. Rihanna :S&M
3. Adele :Rolling In the Deep
4. Lady Gaga :Born This Way
5. Black Eyed Peas :Just Can't Get Enough
6. Jessie J. feat. B.o.B. :Price Tag
7. Katy Perry :E.T.
8. Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta :Sweat
9. LMFAO :Party Rock Anthem
10. Bruno Mars :Grenade


Put Your Records on Your Wall with the Vertical Vinyl Record Player

they (ionaudio) claim it saves 'space', however, how much room does a turntable take up? they also say: A fun, new way to experience your records, VERTICAL VINYL will also impress your friends and guests by defying gravity when playing records sideways!

i guess, to each his or her own.....


and in music history for today:

In 1956, Buddy Holly sees the John Wayne movie The Searchers and gains some song writing inspiration when Wayne utters the line "that'll be the day."

Dick Dale performed Let's Go Trippin' for the first time in 1958, possibly signaling the start of surf music.

In 1964, The Dave Clark Five appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first of 11 appearances.

The Monkees began filming their TV series in 1966.

In 1968, working on what will become 'The White' album. The Beatles added overdubs of bass and vocals on “Revolution.” After numerous overdubs have been added, the final six minutes of the song evolved into chaotic, jamming, with Lennon repeatedly shouting "alright” and Yoko Ono speaking random phrases. The jam becomes the basis for “Revolution 9,” and this session was the first that Yoko attends.

In 1975, 17 weeks after entering the Billboard Pop chart, Freddy Fender's "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" made it all the way to number one. The song was written in the late 1960s and had already been recorded more than two dozen times. Fender would later recall "The recording only took a few minutes. I was glad to get it over with and I thought that would be the last of it."

Also in 1975, the Rolling Stones kicked off a New York City press conference on their next tour by playing on the streets in the back of a flatbed truck.

In 1976, the Who appear at the Charlton Athletic Grounds in England and put their name into the Guinness Book of World Records as the loudest rock band ever when their set measures at 120 decibels. That record has since been surpassed.

In 1977, Britain's BBC announced a ban on the Sex Pistols' anti-royalist song "God Save The Queen", saying it is 'in gross bad taste'. The cover of the single showed a picture of The Queen with a safety pin through her lip. Shops and pressing plant workers refused to handle the record, but it still managed to reach #2 on the UK chart.

In 1980, although the Disco craze was running out of steam, a group from Minneapolis, Minnesota called Lipps, Inc., that featured Cynthia Johnson on vocals, reached the top of the US charts with a tune called "Funkytown". It was a UK #2 hit. The record would be certified Platinum, but the group's only other Hot 100 entry would stall at number 64.

In 1999, Phil Kramer, who took Lee Dorman's place when Iron Butterfly re-formed in 1975, was found in a canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains, over four years after he called a police to say he was going to commit suicide. At the time of his death, he was 42.

In 2000, Johnnie Taylor, best remembered for 1968's "Who's Making Love" and 1976's "Disco Lady", died following a heart attack in a Texas hospital. He was 62 years old.

In 2010, Ali-Ollie Woodson, who led The Temptations in the 1980s and '90s and helped restore them to their hit-making glory with songs including "Treat Her Like A Lady", "Sail Away" and "Lady Soul", died of cancer at the age of 58.

celebrating birthdays today (among many others) are Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) (73) and Augie Meyers (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornadoes (71)

Columbia/Legacy Recordings Launches Paul Simon Catalog Project With Four Classic Titles From the 1970s

Definitive Editions of Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin', and Still Crazy After All These Years, Available Everywhere Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Columbia/Legacy Recordings announces the first round of releases in the Paul Simon catalog project with definitive editions of four of the artist's essential solo albums -- Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin' and Still Crazy After All These Years -- available everywhere Tuesday, June 7.

News of the Paul Simon catalog releases arrives as Simon, the quintessential American singer-songwriter-performer, tours the United States in May and Europe this summer with an eight-piece band in support of his recently-released critically-acclaimed new album, So Beautiful Or So What on Hear Music.

The new Columbia/Legacy editions of four classic Paul Simon catalog titles marks the first set of releases since last year's historic licensing agreement between the artist and Sony Music Entertainment brought Simon's entire catalog of recordings together under the one roof for the first time since the 1970s.

Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin' and Still Crazy After All These Years have returned to the Columbia imprint for the first time since their original vinyl releases.

While all the titles feature the remastered sound, bonus tracks and expanded packaging from their first CD incarnations, Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin', a Columbia Records release in 1974, has been newly remastered for this Columbia/Legacy edition. Recorded during Simon's groundbreaking tours with Urubamba and the Jessy Dixon Singers in 1973-74, Live Rhymin' includes two previously unavailable live tracks -- "Kodachrome" and "Something So Right" -- which have never appeared on the vinyl or CD editions of the album.

Originally released on Columbia Records in 1972, Paul Simon, the artist's first solo studio album without Art Garfunkel, peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 while generating the signature hits "Mother and Child Reunion" (#4 Hot 100) and "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" (#22) and other classic tracks. CD bonus cuts include demos of "Duncan" and "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" and an unreleased "Paranoia Blues."

There Goes Rhymin' Simon, a 1973 Columbia Records release, showcased a pair of timeless summer car radio anthems -- "Kodachrome" and "Loves Me Like a Rock" -- and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. The CD features non-album bonus tracks including work-in-progress "Let Me Live in Your City," acoustic demos of "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" and "Loves Me Like a Rock," topped off by an unfinished demo of "American Tune."

1975's Grammy-winning Album of the Year, Still Crazy After All These Years rocketed to #1 with a hit-packed tracklist that included "My Little Town" (a one-track "reunion" with Art Garfunkel) and the #1 smash "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." Bonus cuts on the CD include demos of "Slip Slidin' Away" and "Gone At Last" (with The Jessy Dixon Singers).

During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards A recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Simon has won 12 Grammys including three Albums of the Year: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1970), "Still Crazy After All These Years" (1976) and "Graceland" (1986). 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," a 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. Simon has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist.

About Legacy Recordings

The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment's catalog division, produces and maintains the world's foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally re-mastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy, and more.

SOURCE Columbia/Legacy Recordings

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - May 31, 2011

The week's vinyl reissue include two LPs from Ozzy Osbourne, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, the B-52's with Wild Planet, UFO with three stellar LPs from the past with Lights Out, No Heavy Petting and Obsession (all imports) and Elvis Costello's Get Happy, to name a few.

Other CVR Blog picks include Flogging Molly's Speed Of Darkness, Death Cab for Cutie with Codes and Keys, Kate Bush's Director's Cut, My Morning Jacket with Circuital and Fleetwood Mac with Black Magic: Best of the Early Years.

Alex Turner - Submarine
Alina Simone - Make Your Own Danger
Autopsy - Macabre Eternal
B-52's - Wild Planet (reissue)(vinyl)
Billy Vera - Billy Vera Story
Black Stone Cherry - Between the Devil & The Deep Blue Sea
Blasters - Live 1986
Blouse - Shadow
Cheer-Accident - No Ifs Ands Or Dogs
Cliff Richard - Anthology (3 CDs)
Cola Freaks - Cola Freaks
Curren$y - This Ain't No Mixtape (reissue)
Dave Brubeck - Dave Digs Disney: Legacy Edition (2 CDs)
Dave Edmunds - Rockpile
Dave Matthews Band - Live at Wrigley Field
David Sylvian - Died in the Wool
Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs
Egypt Central - White Rabbit
Elvis Costello - Get Happy (reissue) (vinyl)
Farewell Continental - Hey Hey Pioneers
Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic: Best of the Early Years
Flogging Molly - Speed Of Darkness
Frank Sinatra - Concert Sinatra (vinyl)
Gene Watson - Memories to Burn / Starting New Memories
Ginger Baker - Live in Milan 1981 (2 CDs)
Guess Who - Flavours
ISIS - ISIS Live I 9.23.03
J.D. Souther - Natural History
Jakszyk, Fripp & Collins - Scarcity of Miracles: A King Crimson Projekct
Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School of Medicine - Enhanced Methods of Questioning
Jordan Knight - Unfinished
Kate Bush - Director's Cut (2 LPs)(vinyl)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Kids on a Crime Spree - We Love You So Bad
Klaus Schulze - La Vie Electronique Vol. 9
Mando Diao - Give Me Fire
Marduk - Iron Dawn
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On (box set)
Matthew Good - Lights of Endangered Species
Melvins - Sugar Daddy Live
Miles Davis - Tutu (remastered with bonus live CD)
Miwa Gemini - Fantastic Lies of Grizzly Rose
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
O'Jays - Back Stabbers
Ocote Soul Sounds: Taurus
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Oz: Expanded Edition
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz (vinyl)
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman: Legacy Edition (2 CDs)
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman (vinyl)
Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstacy
Panther Style - Emergencia!
Papa John Creach - Long Branch Park 1983 (2 CDs)
Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia
Peter Hook & the Light - Unknown Pleasures: Live in Oz (vinyl)
Playing for Change - PFC 2: Songs Around The World
Processory - Change Is Gradual
Reatards - Teenage Hate/F**k Elvis Heres the Reatards (reissue)
Richard Pinhas & Merzbow - Rhizome
Rick Danko, Richard Manuel & Paul Butterfield - Live at the Lone Star 1984
Rick Danko - Tin Angel (2 CDs)
Robert Pollard - Lord of the Birdcage (vinyl)
Seapony - Go With Me
Seasick Steve - You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
SebastiAn - Total
Sennen - Age of Denial
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
Soema Montenegro - Passionaria
Son Lux - We Are Rising
Suede - Sueded (reissue)
The Black Swans - Don’t Blame The Stars
The Melvins - Sugar Daddy Live
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
Twisted Sister - Under the Blade (2 CDs)
U.S. Christmas - Valley Path
UFO - Lights Out (vinyl)(import)
UFO - No Heavy Petting (vinyl)(import)
UFO - Obsession (vinyl)(import)
USX - The Valley Path
Various Artists - All Blues'd Up: Songs of Eric Clapton
Various Artists - Ministry of Sound: Anthems Indie
Various Artists - PFC 2: Songs Around The World
Vast Aire - Ox 2010: A Street Odyssey
Vatsum - Carnal Law
Warren Haynes - Man in Motion (2 LPs)(vinyl)
Wharf Rats - 7"

New Jazz Releases

Remember, if you are a record company and have new releases or know of any I missed (especially vinyl), please email me and I will add your music to the list. I also do reviews of new vinyl, email me for more information.

Have new music for the list? Email me at rbenson30@wi.rr.com