Monday, September 26, 2011

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases ~ September 27, 2011

9th Wonder - The Wonder Years
Aaron Martin & Justin Wright - Light Poured Out Of Our Bones
Aaron Neville - Minit & Sansu Sessions (2 CDs)
Aerea Negrot - Arabxilla
Airbird - City Vs. Mountains
Alberta Cross - The Rolling Thunder (EP)
Alessi's Ark - Time Travel
Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare: International (Deluxe Edition)
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Rubber Orchestras (2xLP)
Anvil - Monument of Metal: The Very Best of Anvil
Apparat - The Devil's Walk
Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming (vinyl)
autoKratz - Self Help For Beginners
Ayshay - Warn-U
B.J. Thomas - Greatest & Latest
Balkansky - The Temple
Bangles - Sweetheart of the Sun
Barb Jungr - Man in the Long Black Coat - Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan
Barr Brothers - Barr Brothers
Bebe Buell - Hard Love
Beneath Oblivion - From Man To Dust
Bernie Worrell - All The Woo In The World
Big Troubles - Romantic Comedy (vinyl)
Bill Frisell - All We Are Saying... (John Lennon covers album)
Bill Orcutt - How The Thing Sings
Bjork - Biophilia
Black Belles - Honky Tonk Horror (7")
Blink 182 - Neighborhoods
Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy (reissue) (vinyl)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Mindeater EP
Boom Bip - Zig Zaj (vinyl)
Brian Grainger & Orick - Children Of The Hill (2x7")(vinyl)
Brutal Truth - End Time
Bullion - You Drive Me to Plastic (vinyl)
Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now (reissue)
Carolina Liar - Wild Blessed Freedom
Cem Karaca - Kardaslar & Apaslar
Change - Sharing Your Love
Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot III (vinyl)
Craft - Void
Craig Wedren - Wand
Cuttooth - Elements
DJ Shadow - The Less You Know the Better (vinyl)
Damian Valles - Skeleton Taxa
Dan Mangan - Oh Fortune (vinyl)
Dan Zanes & Friends - Little Nut Tree
Daryl Hall - Laughing Down Crying
Davy Jones - David Jones: The Deluxe Edition
Dead In The Dirt - Fear
Deleted Waveform Gatherings - Pretty Escape
Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again
Depeche Mode - Ultra
Derek Sherinian - Oceana
Djin Aquarian - Destiny Of Aquarius
Dominant Legs - Invitation (vinyl)
Duke Spirit - Bruiser
Dum Dum Girls - Only in Dreams (vinyl)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain (reissue) (vinyl)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Porcupine (reissue) (vinyl)
Egg Hunt - 2-Song Single
Ele - Floating Frequencies / Intuitive (3-CD box set)
Elliott Brood - Northern Air
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley: Legacy Edition (2 CDs)
Elvis Presley - Young Man With the Big Beat (5 CDs)
Evidence - Cats & Dogs
Extra Classic - Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like a Laser Beam (vinyl)
Extreme Noise Terror - Holocaust In My Head
Faith - Subject to Change + First Demo (Reissue)
Falloch - Where Distant Spirits Remain
Family of the Year - St. Croix (EP)
Far Out Fangtooth - Pure & Disinterested (vinyl)
Frank Black - Frank Black (reissue)
Frank Black - Teenager of the Year (reissue)
Gameday Regulars -...But it's Hell in the Hallway
Gem Club - Breakers (vinyl)
Gene Clark & Doug Dillard - Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark (vinyl)
Gene Clark - Roadmaster (vinyl)
Gene Clark - White Light (vinyl)
Gentle Giant - Octopus
Gentle Giant - Three Friends
Geoffrey O’Connor - Vanity Is Forever
George Jones - George Jones / I Wanta Sing
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman / Galveston / Where's the Playground Susie
Glorior Belli - The Great Southern Darkness
Great White - Essential Great White (2 CDs)
Harmonizer - World Complete (EP)
Hatesphere - The Great Bludgeoning
Hawkwind - Leave No Star Unturned: Cambridge January 1972
Heck - Avengers (CD boxset)
Homicidal - State of Mind!
Hot Water Music - Live in Chicago
Hundredth - Let Go
J-Live, "S.P.T.A." (Triple Threat Media) CD
J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
Jackie DeShannon - When You Walk in the Room
James Blackshaw - Holly EP (vinyl)
James D-Train Williams - In Your Eyes
James D-Train Williams - Miracles Of The Heart
Jan Driver - Amatilda
Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist
Jasmina Maschina - Alphabet Dream Noise (vinyl)
Jessie Colter - I'm Jess Colter/Jessi/Diamond in the Rough (2 CDs)
Jesus & Mary Chain - Darklands (3 CDs)
Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (3 CDs)
Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart: Don't Explain
John Cale - Extra Playful (EP)
John Zorn - At the Gates of Paradise
Johnny Winter - Roots (vinyl)
Joker - Here Come The Lights (12" vinyl)
Josh / Jules Und Jazper - Achtuntwintig (12" vinyl)
Juice Newton - Juice / Quiet Lies / Dirty Looks
KWJAZ - KWJAZ (vinyl)
Kaiserdisco - Zouk Ep (12" vinyl)
Kasabian - Velociraptor
Kathleen Edwards - Wapusk/Change the Sheets (7")
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - I Wake Up Screaming (2 LPs)(vinyl)
Kidstreet - Fuh Yeah
Kitchen's Floor - Look Forward to Nothing (vinyl)
Landmine Marathon - Gallows
LeAnn Rimes - Lady & Gentlemen
Lene Grenager - Affinis Suite
Lewis Black - Prophet
Life As A Ghost - Drifter
M83 - Midnight City Remixes (EP)
Machine Head - Unto The Locust
Madlib - Madlib Medicine Show #12
Malvoeaux - 12" EP
Man Made Machine - Become
Maria Muldaur - Steady Love
Mark McGuire - Get Lost (vinyl)
Mastodon - The Hunter
Mats Eilertsen - SkyDive (vinyl)
Matthew Sweet - Modern Art
Maurice Starr - Flaming Starr
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - Sons of Disaster: IV
Mekons - Ancient & Modern
Merle Haggard - Land of Many Churches
Mike Doughty - Yes and Also Yes (vinyl)
Miles Zuniga - These Ghosts Have Bones
Nadine Carina - Magic Box
Nazareth - Naz Box (4 CDs)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
Nickolas Mohanna - Reflectors
Nirvana - Nevermind (remastered) (2-CD deluxe edition) (4-LP vinyl box set) (4-CD & DVD box set)
Nothing Til Blood - Lambs Become Lions
Obake - Obake
Offthesky - Fluorescence
Oh, Manhattan - Spiritual Warfare
Oh, Sleeper - Children of Fire
Ohbijou - Metal Meets
PRE - Third Album
Pachanga Boys - Thanks For Nothing (12" vinyl)
Pallers - Sea of Memories
Pharaohs - 12" EP
Philipp Gorbachev - In The Delta (vinyl)
Phonte - Charity Starts at Home
Pieta Brown - Mercury
Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (remastered)
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets (remastered)
Pink Floyd - Animals (remastered)
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (remastered)
Pink Floyd - Meddle (remastered)
Pink Floyd - More (remastered)
Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds (remastered)
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon (remastered)
Pink Floyd - The Discovery Studio Album Box Set (16-CD box set)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (remastered)
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut (remastered)
Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (remastered)
Pink Floyd - The Wall (remastered)
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma (remastered)
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (remastered)
Pink Skull - Psychic Welfare
Plaid - Scintilli (vinyl)
Psychic Dancehall - Dreamers (vinyl)
Public Image Ltd - Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2011
Qucksilver Messenger Service - Live From the Summer of Love (2 CDs)
Quicksand - Home Is Where I Belong
Radiation City - The Hands That Take You
Rangers - Pan Am Stories (vinyl)
Ravi Shanker - That Which Colours The Mind
Red Stars Over Tokyo - Hits Of Sunshine (vinyl)
Redgrave - Mantis b/w Gone to Wither
Resoe - The Black Void Of Space (EP) (12" vinyl)
Ricky Skaggs - Skaggs Family Christmas 2 (2 CDs)
Robedoor - Down to Die (vinyl)
Roll The Dice - In Dust (2xLP)(vinyl)
Roots Manuva - 4everevolution (vinyl)
Rose Funeral - Gates of Punishment
Rwake - Rest
Sandy Denny - 19 Rupert Street
Sarah Slean - Land & Sea
Saxon - Call to Arms
Sebastian Bach - Kicking & Screaming
Sleep Over - Forever
Sleeper Agent - Celebrasian
Soft Pipes - Stay Pretty
Soley - We Sink (2xLP)(vinyl)
Southern Culture on the Skids - Zombified (reissue)
Spank Rock - Everything Is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Liar (vinyl)
St. Andrew - No Man’s Land
Steve Hackett - Beyond the Shrouded Horizon (2 CDs)
Steven Wilson - Grace of Drowning
Stevie Nicks - House of Blues
Sting - 25 Years (3 CDs/ DVD)
Strategy - The Fixer (12" vinyl)
Strawbs - Acoustic Gold
Suffokate - Return To Despair
Swiftumz - Don’t Trip (vinyl)
Syntaks - Nachtblende
Tanner Menard - Dark Pianos
Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer - In A Place Of Such Graceful Shapes (7")(vinyl)
Textures - Dualism
The Caseworker - Letters from the Coast
The City of Horses - We Will Never Be Discovered
The Embassy - Life in the Trenches (vinyl)
The Fairchilds - Our Revolution
The Free Spirits - Live At The Scene: February 22nd 1967
The Fucking Wrath - Valley of the Serpent's Soul
The Gift - Explode
The Humans - Sugar Rush
The Hush Now - Memos
The Janks - Hands of Time
The Knux - Eraser
The Rifles - Freedom Run
The Stepkids - The Stepkids
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (deluxe vinyl edition)
Throbbing Gristle - The Second Annual Report (deluxe vinyl edition)
Tobias Hellkvist - Kaskelot
Tobias Lilja - Delirium Portraits
Total Slacker - Thrashin'
Tropics - Parodia Flare (vinyl)
Tunabunny - Minima Moralia (vinyl)
Twin Sister - In Heaven
Tyler Ramsey - The Valley Wind
Uriah Heep - Live in Armenia (3 CDs)
VHS or Beta - Diamonds and Death
Van Hunt - What Were You Hoping For?
Various Artists - Golden Beirut: New Sounds From Lebanon
Various Artists - Japan 3/11/11: A Benefit Album (vinyl)
Various Artists - Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie
Various Artists - Footloose: Music From the Motion Picture
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Cafe
Various Artists - Titan: It's All Pop! (4-LP vinyl box set)
Walls - Coracle (vinyl)
Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder
Warm Digits - Keep Warm... with the Warm Digits (2xLP) (vinyl)
Warm Ghost - Narrows
Watery Love - Die With Dignity / Leave Me Alone (7")(vinyl)
We Were Promised Jet Packs - Medicine (single)
Wilco - The Whole Love (vinyl)
Will Hoge - Number Seven
Wintercoats - Sketches (EP)
Wizz Jones - Huldenberg Blues
Wolfgang Voigt - Endlich / Unendlich (12" vinyl)
Yelawolf - Radioactive
Yellow Dubmarine - Abbey Dub
Young Man - Ideas of Distance
Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
Zechs Marquise - Getting Paid

New Jazz Releases - September 27, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Pink Floyd Extensive Catalog Reissue Here

An inflatable pig floats above London's Battersea Power Station on Monday in a recreation of Pink Floyd's 1977 album cover for Animals

Residents living near London's Battersea Power Station were greeted with an unusual sight in the sky on Monday: a floating pink pig inspired by the cover of Pink Floyd's Animals.

The giant, inflatable pig — measuring nine metres by four-and-a-half metres — soared over the derelict facility on Monday.

The scene featured on the 1977 album cover was recreated Monday to mark the release of Why Pink Floyd...?, a new offering that provides remastered versions of the band's 14 studio albums, unreleased material and collector's editions.

Released under the banner "Why Pink Floyd?," the band will issue remastered editions of all 14 of its albums along with unreleased material from its archives for super-deluxe box sets. Fans can expect alternative takes, unreleased tracks, restored live concert screen films and live recordings, as well as new booklets and artwork for each of the discs.

The band is offering three types of reissues: remastered CDs called "Discovery," CD/DVD/Blu-ray/memorabilia box sets dubbed "Immersion" and "Experience," which couples one classic album with an additional disc of related content from that project.

“This is a unique collaboration between EMI and one of the most creative and influential bands in history. We have worked together for more than a year on this program, which incorporates all the elements that have made Pink Floyd one of the most inspiring forces in modern music," said Roger Faxon, CEO of EMI Group. "Why Pink Floyd? Because their music is without equal, and these exciting new releases will allow music fans to rediscover their incredible legacy and demonstrate that an appreciation for artistic quality never goes out of fashion.”

The first release from the campaign is the special editions of "The Dark Side of the Moon" on Tuesday: a six-disc "Immersion" box set and two-disc "Experience" version. All 14 digitally remastered studio albums will also be available on Tuesday, either separately or as a box set.


i read with anticipation, but the list is missing some of the icons. that said, it is a great read and we should and will be getting to know more about these artists in the future!

10 Album Cover Artists You Should Know

by Nicole Rallis

A good record cover will stop you dead in your tracks, and make you curious not only about the music it accompanies, but about the artist who created it. Album art is often our first introduction to a band’s latest collection of songs, giving a visual aspect to the sonic creations inside the sleeve. Some acts take on the daunting task themselves, many with fantastic results, while other musicians enlist painters, photographers, crafters, and illustrators for the project. Even in this time of digital downloads, we’re not immune to the effects of a great album cover, and we find it unfortunate that the people behind these pieces rarely get the credit they deserve — so we’ve rounded-up ten that you should know.

Read the list and see some great artwork at


the AP has a great read about this historic album:

Grohl, Novoselic, Vig reminisce about 'Nevermind'

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of "Nevermind," which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, Universal is re-issuing the remastered album Sept. 27 with various special editions. Bonus material includes obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, live recordings and video of the band's 1991 Halloween concert at Seattle's Paramount Theatre.

A limited super deluxe edition features rehearsal recordings captured on a boombox ("It was in the bottom of a box of stuff that was gonna get thrown out," Novoselic recalls) and the original unused "Nevermind" mixes that Vig hoarded until the group began planning for the album's anniversary last year.

AP talked to drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and producer Butch Vig

Grohl: Who knows? I know that if Krist and I went in that booth right now and recorded on that board, we could sound exactly the same. That's how simple the whole thing was.

Read it Here


what an amazing concept, i would hope that other stores can learn something from this and i hope that we see more!

Believe it: Former Believe in Music employees to stage record store reunion in Grand Rapids

By John Sinkevics | The Grand Rapids Press

Count me in as a onetime believer in Believe in Music.

During its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, the West Michigan-based independent record store chain had every conceivable album release music mavens might covet and a passel of well-informed employees to help track down rarities.

I still remember buying Elvis Costello's “My Aim Is True,” Bob Seger's “Stranger in Town” and Bruce Springsteen's “Darkness on the Edge of Town” from the Fulton Street store all on the same day, hauling these vinyl gems home and playing these classics repeatedly and oh so happily on my turntable.

Many of the true believers weren't just customers, but employees – as many as 500 of them – who worked at some point in two dozen stores across the region at the chain's peak.

“It felt like family” working at Believe in Music, noted former employee Kristi Surine Bast, who called it “a place where people liked to hang out.”

Owner Russ Stuut and his wife, Maggie McCracken, opened their first Grand Rapids store in 1973, ushering in the Believe in Music era.

Amid intense retail competition and dramatic changes in the record industry – which has undergone upheaval due to online music downloading – they closed their last shop 29 years later.

Read the rest at


JOB FOR A COWBOY Begins Recording New Album

Arizona metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY have entered Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida to begin recording their next album for an early 2012 release via Metal Blade Records. The band is once again working with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER), who helmed the group's latest EP, "Gloom".


DIO: 'The Last In Line' Deluxe Edition

Universal has scheduled a November 16th Japanese release date for the deluxe edition of DIO's classic 1984 sophomore album, 'The Last In Line.' The reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and cardboard sleeve jacket. It also includes a bonus disc with live tracks, B-sides and more.


Disc 1:
1. We Rock
2. Last in Line
3. Breathless
4. I Speed at Night
5. One Night in the City
6. Evil Eyes
7. Mystery
8. Eat Your Heart Out
9. Egypt (The Chains Are On)

Disc 2:
1. Stand Up And Shout (Live B-Side)
2. Straight Through The Heart (Live B-Side)
3. Eat Your Heart Out (Live)
4. Don’t Talk To Strangers (Live)
5. Holy Diver (Live B-Side)
6. Rainbow In The Dark (Live B-Side)
7. One Night In The City (Live Pinkpop Festival)
8. We Rock (Live Pinkpop Festival)
9. Holy Diver (Live Pinkpop Festival)
10. Stargazer (Live Pinkpop Festival)
11. Heaven And Hell (Live Pinkpop Festival)
12. Rainbow In The Dark (Live Pinkpop Festival)
13. Don't Talk To Strangers (Live Pinkpop Festival)

It can be pre-ordered HERE


Tom Waits Set To Release a 78rpm Record

Tom Waits is set to guest star on a very limited edition 78 rpm vinyl record, which will see him performing with New Orleans jazz legends the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

504 copies of "Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing" / "Corrine Died On The Battlefield" will be released on November 19. The two songs are Mardi Gras Indian chants and were originally recorded by Danny Barker in 1947, reports The End Of Being. The first 100 copies will be sold alongside a custom made Preservation Hall 78 rpm record player. Profits from the single sale will go to the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz & Heritage Brass Band.

Tom Waits wis scheduled to release his new album 'Bad As Me' on October 25.


a very interesting read, i try to present all the views about the sound of vinyl. clearly, this author became confused :O)

SCOTT COX: Vinyl is cool, but better than digital? I have the answer

The Bakersfield Californian

There seems to be a bit of a resurgence of music on vinyl records going on, and I recently got caught up in it. And by "caught up in it," I mean scary-mad-scientist obsessed to the point of driving my family out of the house and spending hours straining my ears to compare vinyl against digital, analyzing every hiss, pop and click for clues to whether vinyl is better -- or if it's just cooler to say that it is.

It started in March when my friend Ed Jurdi of the Band of Heathens called before their show at the Crystal Palace. When I told him how cool the new record was, he wanted to know if I had it on CD or vinyl. I told him that this was 2011, so of course I had the CD. He said that if I hadn't heard the album on vinyl, I hadn't heard it at all. I called him a crazy hippie and that was that.

Then, a week later, the UPS guy brought me a box from Austin, Texas. It was chock-full of Heathens merch, from bumper stickers to beer koozies (I still can't figure out why Texans love those stupid things), CDs, shirts and at the bottom was the new album, in all its 180-gram vinyl glory. One small problem: I hadn't owned a turntable since 1983, the year I bought my first CD player. I was so convinced that vinyl was over that I gave my Bang & Olufsen Beogram turntable to my dad and never looked back.

But that's where my analog-obsessed son came to the rescue: He had mooched the old B&O from my dad after the old man had "upgraded" to a new turntable........

Read the rest of this interesting article and opinion at


Debut Release by Seattle's Fuzzy Cloaks Now Available

Fuzzy Cloaks is the side-project of THE PHARMACY's Scott Yoder and is based in Seattle, Washington. This tape features 8 songs and is limited to 100 hand numbered copies (First 13 are the "Silver" Edition, rest are black). The tape, "Solar Hits" features 8 tracks of bedroom garage-pop perfection and comes with a digital download when purchased from Kind Turkey Records. It's limited to 100 hand numbered copies and features two-sided full color art.

Download included with purchase from the label! It will serve as a primer for the upcoming 4 track EP 7" by The Pharmacy coming on Kind Turkey Records in November.

You can hear an excellent cut, "Bongfire" from the tape here:

You can purchase the tape at


not a real religious man, however, i loved the music from jesus christ superstar and i listened to some of this and love the music!

Revelations Book II Double Vinyl Album

This recorded gem was recently mastered at Masterdisk New York City. Revelations Book II is soundtrack story about the second coming of Jesus Christ who arrives in the future of today as a rock-n-roll star. The album concept was conceived by Ron English who wrote all the lyrics and is a limited edition of 1000 copies

We believe for several artists and bands who particpated in recording of Revelations Book II, it represents the best of their respective discography. The album is a great work of collaboration in recorded music. Due to be released in late October 2011. Album to be released in vinyl and projected to be a musical play.

About Ron English:

One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters, including MC Supersized, the obese fast-food mascot featured in the hit movie “Supersize Me,” and Abraham Obama, the fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents, an image widely discussed in the media as directly impacting the 2008 election. Other characters carousing through English’s art, in paintings, billboards, and sculpture include three-eyed rabbits, udderly delicious cowgirls and grinning skulls, blending stunning visuals with the bitingly humorous undertones of America’s Premier Pop Iconoclast.

About Revelations Book II limited edition vinyl:

Concept and Lyrics by Ron English
Producer : Ron English
Executive Producer: Leonardo Z. Sotomayor

Songs and name of Bands

Side 1(18:50)
I. I AM HERE - Cloud Cover
II. GODWOMAN + - Phoebe Legere
III. TOMORROW’S CHILD - Daniel Johnston
IV. SEED OF GOD - The Reverend Vince Andersen
V. HOLY TERROR - Cloud Cover

Side 2 (16:28)
VI. GOOD NEWS - Railroad Jerk
VII. I AM THE ALL - Sara Hickman
VIII. I AM SHE - Kathy Geary
X. THIN ICE - Patti Rothberg

Side 3 (15:06)
XI. POPGOD - Illness
XIII. SUCKER BORN AGAIN EVERY MINUTE + - The Reverend Vince Andersen and his Love Choir
XIV. READ BETWEEN THE LIES - The David Ellis Group
XV. CRUCIFIED - Seamonster

Side 4(16:48)
XVIII. MAN OF LIGHT - The Tomorrowpeople


and in music history for today, september 26th:

In 1887, Emile Berliner, a 36 year-old German immigrant living in Washington DC, applies for a patent on his invention, the gramophone. The machine was the first to play flat discs as opposed to Thomas Edison's wax cylinder apparatus. The patent would be granted in November.

In 1937, American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song “Downhearted Blues” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

In 1956, Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" entered the US Pop chart, where it will reach number four.

In 1960, Connie Francis became the first female singer in the Rock and Roll era to have two consecutive number one singles when "My Heart Has a Mind Of Its Own" went to the top of the Billboard chart. It followed "Everybody's Somebody's Fool".

In 1961, Bob Dylan started as opening act for the Greenbriar Boys. He stayed two weeks.

The Kinks release their first US hit, "You Really Got Me" in 1964. The song will spend 10 weeks on the Billboard chart and rise to #7.

45 rpm SongFacts

Ray Davies wrote this with the help of his brother (and Kinks guitarist) Dave. Ray played it for Dave on piano, and Dave tried it on guitar. Their first version was 6-minutes long.

Dave Davies got the dirty guitar sound by slashing the speaker cone on his amp with a razor blade. The vibration of the fabric produced an effect known as "fuzz," which became common as various electronic devices were invented to distort the sound. At the time, none of these devices existed, so Davies would mistreat his amp to get the desired sound, often kicking it. The amp was a cheap unit called an Elpico.

Before they released this, The Kinks put out 2 singles that flopped. If this didn't do well, there was a good chance their record label would have dropped them.

When the Kinks heard the first version they recorded of this, they hated the results. It was produced by Shel Talmy, their manager at the time, and Ray Davies thought it came out clean and sterile, when he wanted it to capture the energy of their live shows. Dave Davies girlfriend backed them up, saying it didn't make her want to "drop her knickers." The Kinks' record company had no interest in letting them re-record this, but due to a technicality in their contract, The Kinks were able to withhold the song until they could do it again. At the second session, Dave Davies slashed his amp and Talmy produced it to get the desired live sound. This is the version that was released.

This was the first hit for The Kinks. It gave them a lot of publicity and led to TV appearances, magazine covers, and 2 gigs opening for The Beatles. They didn't have an album out yet, so they rushed one out to capitalize on the demand. This first album contained only 5 originals, with the rest being R&B covers.

Ray Davies recalled in an interview with NME how his brother Dave created the distortion effect on this song. Said Ray: "We stuck knitting needles in the speakers, or in Dave's case, he slit the speakers with a razor blade. In those days we played records on a radiogram so loudly that they all sounded fuzzy. We thought, 'That's a great sound,' without realizing the speakers were buggered. Everyone else was using really clean guitar sounds, so for 'You Really Got Me' we hooked a little speaker up to a clean amp and came up with thunderous, unaffected, pure power."

Ray Davies told The NME that the Van Halen version of this tune is his favorite Kinks cover. He explained: "It was a big hit for them and put them on a career of excess and sent them on the road. So I enjoyed that one."

Also in 1964, Roy Orbison started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Oh Pretty Woman.”

In 1967, Gladys Knight And The Pips' "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is released in the US, where it will top out at #2.

Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) was fined $150 for possession of marijuana in 1968.

Abbey Road was released was released by the Beatles on September 26th, 1969 in the United Kingdom and 1 October 1969 in the United States. The album cover, showing the band crossing the street, will become one of the most imitated in recording history. The zebra crossing itself has become so popular with Beatle fans, it has its own webcam.

Abbey Road is widely regarded as one of The Beatles' most tightly constructed albums, although the band was barely operating as a functioning unit at the time. Rolling Stone placed it at number 14 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2009, readers of the magazine also named Abbey Road the greatest Beatles album.

Abbey Road became one of the most successful Beatles albums ever. In the UK the album debuted straight at number 1. Abbey Road spent its first 11 weeks in the UK charts at number 1, before being displaced to number 2 for one week by the Rolling Stones debuting at the top with Let It Bleed. However, the following week—which was the week of Christmas—Abbey Road returned to the top for another 6 weeks, completing 17 weeks at the top. In all it spent 92 weeks inside the UK Top 75.

Reaction in the US was similar. The album debuted at number 178, then moved to number 4 and in its third week to number 1, spending 11 non-consecutive weeks at the top. Abbey Road spent a total of 129 weeks in the Billboard 200, re-entering the chart at number 69 on 14 November 1987 when it was released for the first time on CD. Abbey Road was certified 12x platinum by the RIAA in 2001. This was also the first Beatles' album to reach the 10-million mark in worldwide sales.

It was the final studio recordings from the group and featured two George Harrison songs “Something” and “Here Comes the Sun” plus “Come Together,” “Sun King'”and “Golden Slumbers.”

The Fillmore West opened in San Francisco, CA in 1969.

In 1970, Tamla-Motown Records announced that the Jackson 5 had sold 10 million singles world wide in nine months.

In 1974, 'Walls and Bridges' was released by John Lennon. He would not release any more new material for almost 6 years.

In 1975, the Rocky Horror Picture Show" opened in theaters.

In 1976, Boulder, Colorado's Firefall saw their song "You Are The Woman" enter the Billboard chart on its way to #9. They would place five more songs in the Top 40, including "Just Remember I Love You" (#11 in 1977) and "Strange Way" (#11 in 1978).

In 1979, the Clash released their first US single. It was their remake of Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law."

The Prince song "Purple Rain" was released in 1984.

In 1987, the Grateful Dead's "Touch Of Grey" peaks at #9 on the US singles chart, becoming their only Billboard chart hit.

In 1989, Paul McCartney opened his Get Back tour in Dramen, Norway. It is the first tour where he plays many of his and John Lennon's Beatles songs.

In 1992, Nirvana appeared at the Castaic Lake Amphitheatre, Castaic, California.

In 1997, the initial 300,000-unit shipment of Elton John's "Candle In The Wind 1997" sold out in Japan on its first day of release.

In 1998, MTV Russia premiered with the program Prodigy Live in Moscow.

In 2003, Robert Palmer, who reached number 14 in the US in 1979 with "Bad Case Of Loving You", died of a heart attack at the age of 54. He found success both in his solo career and in the supergroup Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the US and the UK.

birthdays today (among others) Bryan Ferry (66), Olivia Newton-John (63), Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos) (57), Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl) (49) and the late Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) was born in 1967 (died 1995)

Elvis Presley's 5-CD Super Deluxe Box Set

'Young Man With The Big Beat' Is Everything Any Elvis Fan Could Want

'Young man with the big beat', skillfully traces the steps of Elvis' transformation from rockabilly singer to The King of Rock and Roll. This 5-CD Super Deluxe Box Set also features studio and live recordings, an unreleased live concert, interviews and an illustrated timeline of Elvis in 1956 and it is released on September 26th via RCA/Sony CMG.

'Young Man with the Big Beat' puts the focus on Elvis' debut record shattering year with RCA in 1956. The deluxe box set includes his RCA studio master recordings and outtakes in New York, Nashville and Memphis, live perform¬ances, interviews, and much more. Taking its name from an RCA poster campaign for his debut album, the super deluxe 5-CD, 12-inch square box set (with an amazing 80-page book with timeline) is available now for pre-order at

Pre-order customers will also receive an exclusive replica vinyl 7' of Elvis' first 45rpm EP for RCA Records. Sharing the same striking cover art as Elvis' debut album, the EP ('extended play') features 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Tutti Frutti,' ' Got A Woman' and 'Just Because.' This vinyl single is only available through this special website offer, and it will ship with the box set.

The explosion of Elvis Presley's career on RCA Records during the 12 months of 1956 was a wondrous evolution. By the end of that fateful year, the rockabilly singer from Memphis, would be the most famous person in the world. How did it happen? In one word: music. '.My pelvis had nothin' to do with what I do,' Elvis said in 1956. ' just get kinda in rhythm with the music, I jump around to it because I enjoy what I'm doin', I'm not tryin' to be vulgar, I'm not tryin' to sell any sex, I'm not tryin' to look vulgar and nasty. I just enjoy what I'm doin' and tryin' to make the best of it' The rest, of course, is history. Ten million singles sold, three million EPs, and 800,000 LPs' worth, in just that first year. 1956.

The five CDs comprise the following, all material originating in 1956:

• CD One, Studio Recordings: 17 tracks recorded in New York, Nashville, and Hollywood, starting with the 12 songs on the debut LP, Elvis Presley ('1254'), followed by non-LP single A-sides and B-sides, and EP tracks

• CD Two, Studio Recordings: 22 tracks recorded in New York, Nashville, and Memphis, starting with the 12 songs on the second LP, Elvis ('1382'), followed by non-LP single A-sides and B-sides, and EP tracks

• CD Three, Live Recordings: Rare remasters of shows at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas (four songs); Little Rock, Arkansas (seven songs); and a recently discovered, previously unreleased concert in Shreveport, Louisiana, in December (ten songs)

• CD Four, The Outtakes: Four outtakes from the first historic RCA session in January (' Got A Woman,' 'Heartbreak Hotel,' ''m Counting On You,' ' Was The One'), segueing into the complete session of February 3rd (11 takes of 'Lawdy, Miss Clawdy' and 12 takes of 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'); plus the first of the interviews ' the complete Warwick Hotel (NYC) interview by Robert Brown in March

• CD Five, The Interviews: The Paul Wilder interview, plus his interviews with Colonel Parker and Oscar Davis; plus two segments of Elvis' rarely heard candid monologue, 'The Truth About Me,' and two advertisements for RCA Victrolas.

Over the course of CD One and Two, Young Man With the Big Beat compiles Elvis Presley's complete 1956 masters. The year was fueled by a run of hits that kept radio well-stocked: 'Heartbreak Hotel,' ' Was The One,' 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Money Honey,' ' Want You, I Need You, I Love You,' 'My Baby Left Me,' 'Don't Be Cruel,' 'Hound Dog,' and 'Love Me Tender' topping the list.

In addition to the master takes, outtakes, and live performances heard on CDs One through Four of Young Man with the Big Beat, there is also the most extensive collection of audio spoken word material ever included on an RCA release. These extended and rare interviews are previously unreleased by RCA Records. The first of these segments, at the end of CD Four, is the complete Elvis interview by Robert Brown that took place at the Warwick Hotel in New York City on March 24th.

CD Five then presents:

• The Complete TV Guide Presents Elvis interview (Elvis interviewed by Paul Wilder backstage at the Polk Theater, Lakeland, Florida, on August 10th)

• Colonel Parker and Oscar Davis (interviewed by Paul Wilder backstage at the Polk Theater, Lakeland, Florida, on August 10th)

• The Truth About Me (Original spoken word 45 rpm disc included in Teen Parade magazine. Recorded on the set of Love Me Tender, August 22nd)

• The Truth About Me Interview (Recorded on the set of Love Me Tender, August 22nd)

• RCA Victrola radio ad 1

• RCA Victrola radio ad 2 (both ads never before released commercially)

'Young Man with the Big Beat' will feature one of the most extraordinary books every created at Sony. The focal point of the book, spread across its 80 pages, will be a unique, meticulously-researched, day-by-day chronology of Elvis' iconic year, including every concert, every recording date, every television appearance, personal events in Elvis' life, and much more. A dazzling photo array of memorabilia will illustrate each day and entry. Concert ticket stubs, RCA memoranda, letters from fans, postcards from Elvis to his family, tour itineraries, magazine covers and articles, trade charts, fan club relics, RCA publicity photos, concert photos, candid photos, and more will be a feast for the eyes and the imagination as 1956 unfolds. The book was assembled by Elvis expert Roger Semon.

'Young Man with a Big Beat' will also include five rare 8x10 photographs (suitable for framing), five original-size poster replicas, and a replica concert ticket stub. Young Man with the Big Beat was produced for reissue by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen, the respected director of RCA's Elvis catalog for over two decades.

After nearly a year and a half of studio recording and singles releases on Sun Records of Memphis, Elvis Presley's recording contract was sold to RCA Records on November 21, 1955. Elvis arrived at RCA Studios in Nashville on January 10, 1956, with his band, guitarist Scotty Moore, bassist Bill Black, and D.J. Fontana on drums. It was the beginning of an odyssey that would not only transform the lives of Elvis and his buddies, but would also reshape the face of popular music, entertainment television, radio, concert promotion, movie production and more in America and around the world.
From the master takes recorded at those January 10th sessions, 'Heartbreak Hotel' (inducted into the Grammy® Hall Of Fame) and ' Was the One,' to the Million Dollar Quartet jam session back home in Memphis on December 4th, it was a year in music that will never be equalled.


CD One (1956 Studio Recordings, Part 1)
1. Blue Suede Shoes
2. I'm Counting On You
3. I Got A Woman
4. One-Sided Love Affair
5. I Love You Because
6. Just Because
7. Tutti Frutti
8. Trying To Get To You
9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
10. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
11. Blue Moon
12. Money Honey
13. Heartbreak Hotel
14. I Was The One
15. My Baby Left Me
16. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
17. Shake, Rattle And Roll.

CD Two (1956 Studio Recordings, Part 2)
1. Rip It Up
2. Love Me
3. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
4. Long Tall Sally
5. First In Line
6. Paralyzed
7. So Glad You're Mine
8. Old Shep
9. Ready Teddy
10. Anyplace Is Paradise
11. How's The World Treating You
12. How Do You Think I Feel
13. Hound Dog
14. Don't Be Cruel •
15. Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) •
16. Too Much •
17. Playing For Keeps
18. Love Me Tender
19. Let Me
20. Poor Boy
21. We're Gonna Move.

CD Three (Live, 1956)
1. Heartbreak Hotel (A)
2. Long Tall Sally (A)
3. Blue Suede Shoes (A)
4. Money Honey (A)
5. Heartbreak Hotel (B)
6. Long Tall Sally (B)
7. I Was The One (B)
8. Money Honey (B)
9. I Got A Woman (B)
10. Blue Suede Shoes (B)
11. Hound Dog (B)
12. Heartbreak Hotel (C)
13. Long Tall Sally (C)
14. I Was The One (C)
15. Love Me Tender (C)
16. Don't Be Cruel (C)
17. Love Me (C)
18. I Got A Woman (C)
19. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (C)
20. Paralyzed (C)
21. Hound Dog (C).

A ' Tracks 1-4 live at the Venus Room, Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, May 6, 1956
B ' Tracks 5-11 live at the Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16, 1956.
C ' Tracks 12-21 live at the Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15, 1956, previously unreleased.

CD Four (The Outtakes)
1. I Got A Woman - take unknown
2. Heartbreak Hotel - take 6
3. I'm Counting On You - take 13
4. I Was The One - take 2
5. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - take 1
6. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - take 3
7. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - take 4
8. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - take 5
9. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - take 6
10. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - takes 7, 8, 9
11. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - takes 10 (Master)
12. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - takes 11, 12
13. Shake, Rattle And Roll - takes 1, 2
14. Shake, Rattle And Roll - takes 3, 4, 5, 6
15. Shake, Rattle And Roll - take 8
16. Shake, Rattle And Roll - takes 9, 10, 11, 12, 12 (Undubbed Master)
17. The Complete Warwick Hotel Interview by Robert Brown, New York, N.Y., March 24th.
  Tracks 1-4: First RCA Session Outtakes, January 10-11, 1956.
  Tracks 5-16: The Complete February 3, 1956 Sessions.
  Track 17: Extended and rare interview previously unreleased by RCA Records.

CD Five (The Interviews)
1.The Complete TV Guide Presents Elvis interview (Elvis interviewed by Paul Wilder backstage at the Polk Theater, Lakeland, Florida, on August 10th)

2. Colonel Parker and Oscar Davis (interviewed by Paul Wilder backstage at the Polk Theater, Lakeland, Florida, on August 10th)

3. The Truth About Me (Original spoken word 45 rpm disc included in Teen Parade magazine. Recorded on the set of Love Me Tender, August 22nd)

4. The Truth About Me Interview (Recorded on the set of Love Me Tender, August 22nd)

5. Victrola Radio ad 1

6. Victrola Radio ad 2.

Tracks 1-4: Extended and rare interviews previously unreleased by RCA Records.
Tracks 5-6: Victrola Radio ads never before released commercially.

The Deluxe sets are available now for pre-order at  Advance orders through this website will also receive an exclusive replica vinyl 7' of Elvis' first 45rpm EP for RCA Records. Also coming, ELVIS PRESLEY: LEGACY EDITION special double-CD package, couples ELVIS PRESLEY and ELVIS albums with bonus tracks.

In tandem with the release of YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT, Sony CMG will also release (on the same date) ELVIS PRESLEY: LEGACY EDITION. This special double-CD package will couple, for the first time, the Elvis Presley and Elvis albums of 1956. They will be heard as they are on CD One and CD Two of the YOUNG MAN box set (with the same bonus tracks).

ELVIS PRESLEY: LEGACY EDITION (Sony CMG 88697 90795 2) has as its cover image the classic Elvis Presley debut LP design that has been paid homage by the Clash (London Calling), Big Audio Dynamite (F-Punk), k.d. lang (Reincarnation), and many others. The Legacy Edition booklet will contain new liner notes and rare archival photography as well.