Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! Limited Edition Box Set Released December 6


LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 6, 2011, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release the 3-disc (CD, DVD, 10" vinyl EP) live box set, Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! recorded over a 2-night stand at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on May 11 and 12, 2011. Limited to 1500 copies worldwide, each set is individually numbered with a special commemoration card personally signed by Elvis Costello.

The first disc is a CD recording culled from both nights' performances, shows which The Los Angeles Times said were "the kind of uniquely invigorating experience that warrants a buzzword all its own: inspiring."

The second disc is a DVD from Costello's show on May 12, 2011, including a special guest appearance by the Bangles. The DVD contains bonus footage including an alternate intro by Napoleon Dynamite (aka Elvis Costello), and behind-the-scenes moments captured with the Imposters—Steve Nieve, Davey Faragher and Pete Thomas—as well as extra performances not included in the main set of the show.

The third disc is a 10-inch vinyl EP with four songs only available in this set. The super deluxe package includes a 40-page hardcover book packed with candid and concert photos, a tour diary of Costello's musings from each tour stop, a 20" x 30" concert tour poster and a limited edition postcard. This collection is housed in a lavish box complete with a spinning replica of "The Spectacular Spinning Songbook" on the front cover.

"The Spectacular Spinning Songbook" made its first appearance in 1986 at the Beverly Theatre in Los Angeles during the "Costello Sings Again Tour." Earlier this year, Elvis Costello and the Imposters set out on The Revolver Tour and, for the first time in 25 years, Costello once again allowed his set-list to be chosen by "The Spectacular Spinning Songbook," a monumental game-show type wheel spun by select fans and featuring songs from his latest critically acclaimed release National Ransom, plus new renditions of hits, rarities and very unexpected covers. Expanded from its initial short run in the spring to encompass summer and fall dates, the tour was greeted by popular acclaim and rave notice across the country, with Rolling Stone reporting, "Costello worked the stage like a burlesque-club emcee, cracking wise at a mile a minute and spinning a dandy's walking stick."

Since the super deluxe Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! is a limited edition set, a single and double-disc version will be available next year.


•I Hope You're Happy Now
•Heart of the City (Nick Lowe)
•Mystery Dance
•Radio Radio
•Everyday I Write The Book
•God Give Me Strength
•Watching The Detectives
•Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution) featuring Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles
•Out Of Time (Mick Jagger-Keith Richards)
•I Want You
•Stella Hurt
•All Grown Up
•Lipstick Vogue
•Man out of Time
•National Ransom
•(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

Recorded Live at THE WILTERN, Los Angeles, CA, May 11 & 12, 2011


•I Hope You're Happy Now
•Heart Of The City (Nick Lowe)
•Mystery Dance
•Radio Radio
•God Give Me Strength
•Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution) featuring Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles
•Out Of Time (Mick Jagger-Keith Richards)
•I Want You
•Everyday I Write The Book
•Stella Hurt
•A Slow Drag With Josephine
•Jimmie Standing In The Rain
•(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

Bonus Tracks
•Watching The Detectives
•Monkey To Man
Filmed Live at THE WILTERN, Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 2011


Side A:
•Pump it Up (6/8)
•Busted (Harlan Howard)

Side B:
•Brilliant Mistake
•Strict time

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SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises


this is amazing, hope all rock stars take note!

Rock Star Bret Michaels to Donate Music Room at St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute

PHOENIX, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock star and former patient at St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix will announce plans Thursday for the donation of the Bret Michael's Hospitality and Music Room inside the hospital.

"I want to give something back to the hospital that helped save my life," said Michaels. "Phoenix is my home and I'm proud to be a part of this community."

In April 2010, Michaels was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center suffering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a life-threatening type of stroke that causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain. St. Joseph's is the home of Barrow Neurological Institute and Michaels was treated by Barrow neurosurgeons.

After being released from Barrow, Michaels made a rapid recovery and went on to win Celebrity Apprentice in 2010 and enjoy a successful national concert tour. The legendary rocker is currently on tour and will perform in Phoenix on Friday at the State Fair.

Michaels' new music room, located near patients' rooms, will be designed to include music listening stations and relaxation areas for patients' families. "It will be warm and hip," says Michaels.

"This room will be a very welcome addition for the families of our patients," said St. Joseph's President and CEO Linda Hunt. "Bret has demonstrated that he is a good friend to this hospital in several ways and we thank him."

Last spring, Michaels performed at the star-studded Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix and made a special auction donation for dinner at his home. The proceeds of that event largely go to support the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center which is also located at St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute.

SOURCE St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute


WAVELETS - Pre-Order Debut Album

'Athaletics,' the debut full-length from Florida's Wavelets is now available for pre-order from Tiny Engines. The 12" LP is scheduled for a November 29, 2011 release, while the digital version is out today via Bandcamp and iTunes. All vinyl pre-orders come with an instant mp3 download for the 9-song album.

Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, Athaletics is limited to 500 on three colorways (75 clear / 150 transparent red / 275 black) and includes a hand-screened insert and an mp3 download code. The first 50 pre-orders will receive a limited-edition, hand-screened print with exclusive artwork by Wavelets' drummer, Lee Kraft. Additionally, all pre-orders will be entered to win a test pressing of the record.


Vinyl Record Talk Show - Live - Today, Tuesday October 25th 8pm ET / 5pm PT on Radio Dentata

Back live again today for another VRT. We'll have a preview of what's coming up on Saturday when we co-host with Terry and Tiffany of Cult-Radio-A-Go-Go live from the Malibu Inn Halloween Party.

Plus, as appropriate for Radio Dentata, we'll have a story about John Lennon's tooth in the new. That plus the Top 5 and music scooped from the ocean of Rock & Roll and R&B history.

Vinyl Record Talk


KILL RITUAL: 'The Serpentine Ritual' Cover Art Unveiled

The cover artwork for "The Serpentine Ritual", the forthcoming debut album from KILL RITUAL, the new band featuring former members of IMAGIKA, DARK ANGEL and ELDRITCH, can be seen below. The piece was designed by Brazilian artist Jobert Mello's Sledgehammer Graphix (SABATON, BAD COMPANY).

Get more information at Blabbermouth


in music history for today, october 25th:

In 1960, former schoolmates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet on a train ride.

In 1963, Peter, Paul and Mary had the two best selling albums in the US with "In the Wind" and "Peter, Paul and Mary". Since then, they have put nine more L.P.s on Billboard's Top 25 album list, although their only number one single was the John Denver written "Leaving On A Jet Plane" in 1969.

In 1963, the Beatles kicked off their first tour of Sweden. The local pop reviewer was not impressed, saying The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group’s terrible performance.

In 1964, the Rolling Stones appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York. A riot broke out in the studio and Sullivan was quoted as saying, “I promise you they’ll never be back on our show again.”

Also in 1964, The British music industry honors The Beatles with five Ivor Novello Awards, including one for Most Outstanding Contribution To Music.

In 1968, The double album Electric Ladyland by the Jimi Hendrix Experience was released. It was also made available as two albums with changed artwork after complaints about the naked women who were pictured on the sleeve. The female models were each paid £5 for the photo shoot and another £5 if they posed completely naked.

Also in 1968, Led Zeppelin played for the first time since changing their name from the New Yardbirds at Surrey University in England.

In 1970, Led Zeppelin's third album, "Led Zeppelin III" reached the top of the US album chart. Their first L.P. had hit number 10 and their second had gone to number 7.

In 1974, English Folk singer Nick Drake died from an overdose of a prescribed antidepressant at the age of 26. Between 1969 and 1972 he had recorded three modestly selling albums which would find a new audience by the early 1980s and would be frequently cited by other artists as being a major influence.

In 1982, an audiophile version of "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released by Mobile Fidelity. 5000 albums are recorded in what is known as UHQR half speed. With a price tag of $50 apiece, they would sell out in two weeks.

In 1986, for the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner's "Typical Male" at #2 and Janet Jackson's "When I Think Of You" at #3.

In 1989, rhe newest members of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are announced as Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon And Garfunkel and The Who.

In 1991, Margo Sylvia of The Tune Weavers died following a heart attack at the age of 55. The group topped the Billboard chart in 1957 with "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby".

In 1992, Roger Miller died of died of lung and throat cancer in a hospital in Los Angeles. He scored the 1965 U.K. #1 and U.S. #4 single “King of the Road.” Miller won 11 Grammy Awards as a songwriter.

In 2002, Richard Harris, whose version of "MacArthur Park" rose to number two in the United States in 1968, died of cancer. The 72-year-old Irish-born actor had been undergoing chemotherapy at a private clinic in London. Though he charted three other times, Harris was better known for his acting roles on stage and film, most recently playing Albus Dumbledore in two Harry Potter films.

In 2003, the 17th edition of the Bridge School Benefit concert was held in Mountain View, CA with performances including Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Dashboard Confessional and Wilco

In 2004, John Peel died in Cuzco, Peru, of a heart attack, at age 65. He was BBC’s longest-serving radio DJ and the first DJ to introduce The Ramones, Roxy Music, The Smiths, The Fall, Rod Stewart, Blur, the Sex Pistols, T. Rex and others to the masses. He founded Dandelion Records in 1969, which released records by Kevin Coyne, Bridget St. John and Medicine Head. He was also known for his “Peel Sessions,” releases of live radio sessions. Peel was appointed an OBE in 1998.

In 2006, Forbes.com reported their sixth annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. The top money maker was Kurt Cobain, followed by Elvis Presley. John Lennon was number four, Ray Charles was number eight, Johnny Cash was tenth, George Harrison was twelfth and Bob Marley was thirteenth. To land on the list, a star needed to make at least $7 million in the past twelve months.

birthdays today (among others) include: Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) (41), Roy Lynes (Status Quo) (68), Glen Tipton (Judas Priest) (64), Matthias Jabs (Scorpions) (56), Robbie Macintosh (Pretenders) (54), Christina Amphlett (Divinyls) (52), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) (50) and Jon Anderson (Yes) (67)