Monday, June 13, 2011

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - June 14, 2011

Lots of new music this week, but several reissues caught my eye right away including Billy Squier's Don't Say No on vinyl, Paul McCartney's first (aptly called McCartney) and Paul McCartney's McCartney II (both on vinyl by the way!), Bob Marley's Soul Rebel on vinyl, Deftones' Adrenaline on vinyl and Neil Young's Harvest on vinyl.

Other CVR Blog picks include Robert Earl Keen's Gravitational Forces (vinyl), Ziggy Marley with Wild And Free, Deep Purple's Deep Purple in Rock on vinyl, Donovan - Sunshine Superman on CD, the self-titled vinyl from Holy Ghost!, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah self titled LP, Elvis Costello's Delivery Man on vinyl, Owl City with All Things Bright And Beautiful, The Antlers with Burst Apart
and The Dear Hunter's The Color Spectrum (nine EP box set).

Others I am interested in but can't afford include 13th Floor Elevator's Albums Collection (4 CDs), Black Country Communion's Black Country Communion 2 and Jonathan Edwards' My Love Will Keep.

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13 & God - Own Your Ghost
13th Floor Elevator - Albums Collection (4 CDs)
ABBA - Super Trouper (CD/DVD)
A Pale Horse Named Death - And Hell Will Follow Me
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Live as Troubador
Against Me! - Russian Spies / Occult Enemies
Alestorm - Back Through Time
Andy Grammer - Andy Grammer
Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel
Barry Manilow - 15 Minutes
Ben Sollee - Inclusions (vinyl)
Billy Squier - Don't Say No (reissue)(vinyl)
Black Country Communion - Black Country Communion 2
Black Veil Brides - Set The World On Fire
Blondie - Panic of Girls (Fan Pack)
Bob Marley - Soul Rebel (reissue)(vinyl)
Book of Knots - Garden of Fainting Stars
Botanical Bullets - We Bleed Fluorescent
Brenda Lee - Rocks
Brice Randall Bickford - Brice Randall Bickford
Brook Benton - The Silky Smooth Tones Of.....Brook Benton (2 CDs)
Burning Itch - Burning Itch
Cian Nugent - Doubles
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (reissue)(vinyl)
Controlled Bleeding - Odes to Blubber
CyHi Da Prynce - Royal Flush 2
Cynics - Don't Need Much
Dan Seals - Very Best of Dan Seals
Dark Mean - Dark Mean
Dave Clark Five - The Complete History, Vol. 1 (Glad All Over / Return! / American Tour)
DeLeon - Casata
Deep Purple - Deep Purple in Rock (vinyl)
Deftones - Adrenaline (reissue)(vinyl)
Diskjokke - Sagara
Dokken - Anthems
Don Williams - Traces / New Moves
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (2 CDs)
Duncan Townsend - Out Of The Red
Duran Duran - 10 Great Songs
Eddy Arnold - Tears Broke Out On Me
Elvis Costello - Delivery Man (2 LPs)(vinyl)
Elysian Fields - Last Night On Earth
Emily’s Army - Don’t Be A Dick
Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″ - Bad Meets Evil: The EP
Emmy the Great - Virtue
Erik Friedlander - Bonebridge
Fabulous Thunderbirds - Best of the Fabulous Thunderbirds: Early Birds
Fair To Midland - Arrow and Anchors
Fink - Perfect Darkness
Fonzi Thornton - Pumpin': Limited Edition
Freddie Gibbs - Cold Day in Hell
Freedom Call - Live In Hellvetia
Fuel Injected .45 - Past Demo-ns
Giants - Giants (EP) (reissue)
Glen Campbell - Gentle on My Mind/By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Go Sailor - Go Sailor (reissue)(vinyl)
Herbcraft - Ashram to the Stars (vinyl)
Hollies - Here I Go Again / Hear! Here!
Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost! (vinyl)
Howlin' Wolf - The Wolf Is At Your Door: The Singles As & Bs 1951-60 (2 CDs)
Iggy Pop & David Bowie - Iggy & Ziggy: Sister Midnight Live at the Agora (reissue)
Is Tropical - Native To
Isis - Live II: 03.19.03
Jackie Evancho - Dream With Me
Jerry Butler - No End Or Time - The Early Years
Jim Capaldi - Short Cut Draw Blood / The Contender
Jimmy Page - Playin Up a Storm
Joel Plaskett - Emergencys, False Alarms, Shipwrecks, Castaways, Fragile Creatures, Special Features, Demons and Demonstrations
John Shannon - Songs Of The Desert River
john gold - a flower in your head
Jon Anderson - Survival & Other Stories
Jonathan Edwards - My Love Will Keep
Joy Division & New Order - Total
Julianna Barwick & Ikue Mori - Frkwys Vol. 6
Junior Boys - It’s All True
Kansas - Drastic Measures
Kansas - Vinyl Confessions
Keith Richards - Vintage Vinos (vinyl)
King Crimson - Scarcity of Miracles-a King Crimson Projekct (vinyl)
King Post Kitsch - The Party's Over
Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (reissue)
Kinks - Face to Face (reissue)
Kinks - Something Else (reissue)
Laura Warshauer - The Pink Chariot Mixtape
Ledisi - Pieces Of Me
Life On Repeat - Struggle + Sleep
Light Asylum - In Tension (reissue)
Madeleine Peyroux - Standing On The Rooftop
Marc Broussard - Marc Broussard
Marcus Foster - Nameless Path
Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler
Matt Valentine - What I Became (vinyl)
Melba Moore - A Lot of Love
Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs - Instrumental
Monitors - Say You! The Motown Anthology 1963-1968
Muddy Waters - Natural Born Lover: The Singles As & Bs 1953-60 (2 CDs)
Nazareth - Move Me / Boogaloo
Neil Young - A Treasure (180 Gram Vinyl)(vinyl)
Neil Young - Harvest (reissue) [vinyl]
Nerina Pallot - Year Of The Wolf
New York Dolls - If It's Saturday This Must Be Paris
Niki and the Dove - The Fox (vinyl)
No Surrender - Medicine Babies
Nurse with Wound - Who Can I Turn To Stereo (remastered)
Ocean Groove - Another Place To Stay (EP)
Of Mice & Men - The Flood
Oh Land - Oh Land
Original Cast - Baby It's You
Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!! the Music of Ornette Coleman (remastered)
Owl City - All Things Bright And beautiful
Pat Boone - I'll Be Home: The Singles As & Bs 1953-60 (2 CDs)
Pat Metheny - What's It All About
Paul McCartney - McCartney (2 LPs)(vinyl)
Paul McCartney - McCartney II (2 LPs)(vinyl)
Paul Taylor - Prime Time
Peter Bradley Adams - Between Us
Peter Hook & The Light - Unknown Pleasures: Live in Oz
Planningtorock - W
Qualia - Memorial Gore
Radical Dads - Mega Rama
Ram John Holder - Black London Blues / Bootleg Blues
Rick Wakeman - Silent Nights
Robert Earl Keen - Gravitational Forces (vinyl)
Ronnie Hawkins - The Ballads of Ronnie Hawkins
Rory Gallagher - Notes From San Francisco (2 CDs)
Sander Kleinenberg - 5K
Sander van Doorn - Dusk Till Doorn 2011
Saxon - Call to Arms (2 CDs)
Seasick Steve - You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
Sebadoh - Bakesale (reissue)
Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light & Trees
Smokey Robinson - Solo Albums 5
Sons and Daughters - Mirror, Mirror
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Make A Scene
Southerly - Champion of the Noisy Negativists (EP)
Stan Rogers - Very Best of Stan Rogers
Stefan Grossman - Those Pleasant Days / Hot Dogs
Stuyvesant - Fret Sounds
Suede - Head Music (reissue)
Suede - Dog Man Star: Deluxe Edition (remastered with bonus CD & DVD)
Sunny Burns - A Real Cool Cat: The Starday Recordings
Take That - Progressed
Terakaft - Aratan N Azawad
The Antlers - Burst Apart
The Book Of Knots - Garden Of Fainting Stars
The Dear Hunter - The Color Spectrum (nine EP box set)
The Holy Mess - The Holy Mess
The Mattson 2 - Feeling Hands
The Revere - Ashia
The Swellers - Good For Me
The Trophy Fire - Armor (EP)
The Unthanks - Last
The Velvet Lounge - A Touch of Tabasco, Plus
The Wonder Years - Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing
Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania
Thelonious Monk - Alone in San Francisco (remastered)
Thomas Tantrum - Mad By Moonlight
Vakill - Armor Of God
Van Morrison - Midnight Special: The Bang Records Sessions
Various Artists - Cars 2 Soundtrack
Various Artists - Diddy Wah Diddy...Ain't A Town, Ain't A City (Rock 'n' Roll And Hot Country From Jackson, Mississippi)
Various Artists - Motowns Mowest Story (1971-73)
Various Artists - Stickbuddy Jamboree
Various Artists - Music from Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
Various Artists - Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Def Leppard
Various Artists - Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Soundtrack)
Vetiver - The Errant Charm
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
Woods - Sun & Shade
Ziggy Marley - Wild And Free

New Jazz Releases

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Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 06/11/2011

A rare Nirvana Australian tour record tops the list with week, followed by the ever-present Beatles first UK album. The #3 spot goes to a 78 RPM record from 1920, the only known voice recording of China's 1st President, Sun Yat Sen. A rare private press Psych LP and a rare funk 45 round out this week's Top 5.

1. LP - Nirvana "Hormoaning" Clear Marbled Blue Red Purple Press - $6666.66

2. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black Stereo 1st - $4,057.00

3. 78 - Sun Yat Sen "100 Years Of Revolution" Chinese Pressing - $3,999.00

4. LP - Peter Howell and John Ferdinando "Alice Through The Looking Glass" Private Press - $3,243.98

5. 45 - Carleen and the Groovers "Hot Pants" / "Can We Rap" CJB 221 - $3,050.00

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

Paul McCartney on Playing Yankee Stadium

Anne Erickson

Paul McCartney made a high-profile stop at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this week to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles show, Love. The appearance gave McCartney a chance to open up about his recent announcement that, for the first time ever, he will play Yankee Stadium on July 15.

“I love New York…

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E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Has Suffered a Stroke

His condition remains uncertain

By Andy Greene

Rolling Stone can confirm reports that Clarence Clemons has had a stroke. The news broke this evening at, which reported that Clemons is "seriously ill after a stroke at his home in Florida." We have no information on the severity of the stroke, but we have independently confirmed that the E Street Band saxophonist has suffered a stroke.

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Whitehorse Progression For America

At A Loss Recordings have announced the vinyl and digital North American release of Whitehorse's latest album, 'Progression.'

'Progression' was initially released early this year on CD by Sweat Lung Records, to coincide with Whitehorse's 2011 American tour. The brutal venture took the band through a massive amount of the country, including several performances at this year's SXSW as well as a full Southeast/East Coast tour alongside The Body, who they not only co-released a split 7" with but who are also now labelmates with via At A Loss Recordings.

At A Loss will release Progression digitally on July 5, 2011, and the deluxe LP vinyl format will be released later in the summer. The lacquers are currently being cut at Chicago Mastering Service by Jason Ward and a final release date will be announced very soon.


Coasters Frontman Carl Gardner Dead at 83Gardner's voice can be heard on 'Poison Ivy,' 'Yakety Yak' and 'Charlie Brown'

By Andy Greene

Carl Gardner, the lead singer of the 1950s vocal group the Coasters whose tenor voice powered such classics as "Poison Ivy," "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown," "Young Blood" and "Searchin'," has died of unknown causes. He was 83.

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Historic Beatles Photo Collection Up For Auction

US photographer Mike Mitchell is auctioning his Beatles photo collection at Christie's in July. According to a Reuters, Mitchell received a press pass to the Beatles' first US concert at the Washington Coliseum in 1964, fresh off their historic The Ed Sullivan Show appearance.

"Things were much different back then," he told Reuters. "There was no big security presence, the press wasn't corralled and I was free to sort of embrace my own ambition."

Mitchell was just eighteen when he shot the historic photographs. "You cannot forget 8,000 screaming girls," he said. "It was like the birth of my generation."


pitchfork has a wonderful review of one of my favorites:

Album Review

Mickey Newbury
An American Trilogy

Stephen M. Deusner, June 9, 2011

The years preceding the American Bicentennial were especially good ones in Nashville. Not only did country music graduate from a rather large niche market to the mainstream, but the talent on the city's periphery began to insinuate itself into the center, as songwriters like Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts, and Willie Nelson attracted so much attention that the scene became known as the "New Nashville." In practice, this group of musicians raised hell all over town and wrote aching songs with unpretentiously poetic lyrics, passing their compositions up the ranks for royalties and notoriety. A few became stars in their own right: Nelson's Red Headed Stranger was a critical and commercial hit, and Kristofferson became the scene's sex symbol. But some of the most talented songwriters simply faded into the background, with albums that were invariably praised by critics but largely ignored by listeners. Despite a robust voice and a thoughtful way with medleys, Larry Jon Wilson retreated to Augusta, Georgia, but managed a comeback just prior to his death last year. Mickey Newbury, disgusted with industry politics in Nashville, absconded to the mountains of Oregon, releasing albums on his own label until his death in 2002 (his final record, A Long Road Home, was recorded between oxygen treatments for emphysema).

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Ringo Deathstarr release new compilation album ‘Sparkler’

Following on from the success of their debut album “Colour Trip”, released earlier this year, Club AC30 Records release a compilation of vintage Ringo Deathstarr tracks, on vinyl LP “Sparkler”.

The Austin, Texas based band have fused their initial self-released five track EP with the follow up single “In Love” / “Summertime” and two extra tracks to make the “Sparkler” compilation. There will be three limited versions of vinyl available – transparent with silver glitter, transparent blue with silver glitter, and white & blue swirly vinyl.

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Vinyl record sales increase in Iowa City, nationwide


Greg Markus was bored at his friend’s cabin in Galena, Iowa. The lakeside house was dusty, cramped and almost completely devoid of electronic entertainment.

The 14-year-old’s opinion changed when he saw a weathered record player in the basement, flanked by a row of vinyl albums — also known as LPs — from the seventies. He found an album he often listened to on CD, Neil Young’s “Harvest,” and placed the needle on top. Young’s sonorous croon lit up the basement, delivered with a clarity Markus said he never heard on CD or MP3.

“I’ll never buy CDs again — stupid plastic cases, little discs,” said Markus, now 22.

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and in music history for the day:

In 1964, the Rolling Stones make a television appearance on Hollywood Palace, a show hosted by Dean Martin. Dino made some jokes at the Stones' expense -- after a trampolinist's act, Dean quipped, "that's the father of The Rolling Stones; he's been trying to kill himself ever since."

In 1970, the Beatles had their last original single, "The Long and Winding Road" hit number 1 in the US. Since then, they've reached the top of the charts with re-releases of "Got to Get You Into My Life" and "Back in the USSR" (1976), "The Beatles' Movie Medley" (1982), "Twist and Shout" (1986, included in the movies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Back to School), "Baby It's You" and "Free As a Bird" (both 1995) and "Real Love" (1996).

Also in 1970, Mungo Jerry, a British band with an unusual name and a unique sound, had the top tune in the UK with "In The Summertime". It went on to become the best selling UK single of the year, spending seven weeks at #1 and was a hit in 26 other countries including the US, where it would rise to #3 in mid-August.

In 1972, Clyde McPhatter died of a heart attack at the age of 39. He had been the original lead singer of The Drifters before having solo hits like "A Lover's Question" and "Lover Please".

In 1975, John Lennon made his last TV appearance to sing "Imagine."

In 1988, the biggest charity rock concert since Live Aid three years earlier took place at London's Wembley Stadium, to denounce South African apartheid. Among the performers were Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Whitney Houston and Dire Straits. Half of the more than $3 million US in proceeds from the event went towards anti-apartheid activities in Britain. The rest was donated to children's charities in southern Africa.

In 1992, law enforcement officials in Texas call for a ban on Ice-T's "Cop Killer" LP. Following the publicity, sales double on the West Coast and in Texas. In an ironic twist, Ice-T (real name: Tracy Morrow) would land a role on the TV police drama, Law and Order in 1999.

Alanis Morissette released the album "Jagged Little Pill" in 1995.

In 2007, widely hailed by critics as one of the best albums in Paul McCartney's solo career, "Memory Almost Full" sold 160,541 copies across all retail outlets in the US in its debut week, landing the record at #3 on Billboard Top 200 chart.

In 2010, Jimmy Dean, a Country-crossover artist most often remembered for his two US Top Ten hits, "Big Bad John" in 1960 and "P.T. 109" in 1962, died of natural causes at his home in Varina, Virginia. Along with placing eight songs on Billboard's Top 40 between 1958 and 1976, Dean was also elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in February, 2010.

birthday wishes to Dennis Locorriere from Dr. Hook (1949) and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer (1970)