Monday, October 31, 2011

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - November 1, 2011

Slim pickings this week, although there is quality music to be found especially the Beach Boys' 'The SMiLE Sessions,' which is available in 2-CD, 2-LP vinyl, and a 9-disc (5-CD, 2-LP, 2-7") box set editions. U2 does even more with options that are available for the remastered edition of the 'Achtung Baby' album, including single CD, "Deluxe" 2-CD, 4-LP vinyl box set, 10-disc (6-CD, 4-DVD) "Super Deluxe" box set, and the "Uber Deluxe" 15-disc (6-CD, 4-DVD,5 -7" vinyl) box set.  And for the really adventurous Queen is releasing Queen 40 Limited Edition Collector's Box Set Volume 3 (10 CDs).

The CVR Blog also recommends the vinyl edition of Ryan Adams' new album, 'Ashes & Fire,' Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' on vinyl, Indigo Girls with 'Beauty Queen Sister' on vinyl, Lou Reed & Metallica's 'Lulu,' Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung - 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition,' the Decemberists' 'Long Live the King' EP and a 4-CD box set from Gram Parsons.

Megadeth's 'Th1rt3en,' Queen with 'Queen 40 Limited Edition Collector's Box Set Volume 3' (10 CDs) and Panda Bear's 'Tom boy' (4-LP box set) also make my wish list.

As always, CVR Blog picks are bolded brown!

AM & Shawn Lee - Celestial Eclectic
Active Child - You Are All I See
Adaline - Modern Romantics
Association - Insight Out: Deluxe Expanded Mono Edition
Barry Manilow - His Greatest Hits: Live

Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions Box Set (5 CDs / 2 LPs / 2 45s)

The long awaited release of the Brian Wilson and Beach Boys masterpiece, Smile Sessions. With the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson, Capitol/EMI has, for the first time, collected and compiled the band's legendary 1966-'67 sessions for the never-completed SMiLE album. Rolling Stone magazine recently called SMiLE "the most famous unfinished album in rock & roll history."

In several sessions between the summer of 1966 and early 1967, The Beach Boys recorded a bounty of songs and drafts for an album, SMiLE, that was intended to follow the band's 1966 album, Pet Sounds. The master tapes were ultimately shelved, and The Beach Boys' SMiLE has never been released. Drawn from the original masters, SMiLE Sessions presents an in-depth overview of The Beach Boys' recording sessions for the enigmatic album, which has achieved legendary, mythical status for music fans around the world.

SMiLE Sessions' physical and digital configurations include an assembled collection of core session tracks, while the box set delves much deeper into the sessions, adding early song drafts, alternate takes, instrumental and vocals-only mixes, and studio chatter. SMiLE Sessions invites the listener into the studio to experience the album's creation, with producer, singer and bassist Brian Wilson's vision leading the way as he guides his fellow Beach Boys, singer Mike Love, drummer Dennis Wilson, lead guitarist Carl Wilson, rhythm guitarist Al Jardine, and newest member Bruce Johnston (who'd replaced Brian Wilson in the touring group during 1965), through the legendary sessions.

Artwork for all of the SMiLE Sessions' physical and digital configurations has been created with and inspired by Beat-Pop artist Frank Holmes' original 1967 LP sleeve art and booklet designs intended for the SMiLE album. With its three-dimensional shadowbox lid, The SMiLE Sessions box set offers a whimsical peek inside the storied SMiLE Shop.'

Benoît Pioulard - Benoît Honoré Pioulard Plays Thelma
Bob Dylan - Beyond Here Lies Nothin': The Best of Bob Dylan
Carole King - A Holiday Carole
Caroline Smith - Little Wind
Chris Isaak - Baja Sessions
Chris Isaak - Beyond the Sun (2 LPs) (vinyl)
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto (vinyl)
Decemberists - Long Live the King (EP)
Dreaming Dead - Midnightmares
Emmanuel Mieville - Four Wanderings in Tropic Lands
Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
Gary Numan - Dead Son Rising
Girl in a Coma - Exists & All the Rest
Gram Parsons - Gram Parsons: The Early Years (4-CD box set)
Helmet - Meantime (reissue) (vinyl)

Indigo Girls - Beauty Queen Sister (vinyl)

Isaac Hayes - Essential Albums (4 CDs)

Jethro Tull - Aqualung - 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition (2 CDs, DVD, Blu-Ray, LP)

Limited edition super deluxe edition includes two CDs, a bonus DVD, a vinyl LP pressing and more. Digitally remastered and expanded two commemorative Collector's Edition of the classic 1971 album, released to coincide with the classic LP's 40th Anniversary. Disc One features a NEW, previously unreleased stereo mix of the album. Disc Two contains additional recordings from 1970-71 and includes unheard stereo mixes. EMI. 2011

John Denver - The RCA Albums Collection (25 CDs)
Journey - Greatest Hits Volume 2 (2 LPs) (vinyl)
Jupe Jupe - Reduction in Drag
Justin Bieber - Under The Mistletoe
King Midas Sound - Without You
Krisiun - The Great Execution
Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu
Low Roar - Low Roar
Matt Pond - PA Emblems (reissue) (vinyl)
Megadeth - TH1RT3EN
Mike Patton - The Solitude of Prime Numbers (soundtrack)
Miranda Lambert - Four The Record
Nellie McKay - Obligatory Villagers (reissue)
New Ivory - Amygdala Circus
Panda Bear - Tom boy (4-LP box set) (vinyl)

Queen Queen 40 Limited Edition Collector's Box Set Volume 3 [ Exclusive] (10 CDs)

Rich Aucoin - We're All Dying To Live
Robin Bacior - Rest Our Wings
Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire (vinyl)
Sandy Denny & Thea Gilmore - Don't Stop Singing
Shelby Earl - Burn the Boats
Sick Of It All - Nonstop
Slipknot - Iowa (reissue)
Stalley - Lincoln Way Nights
Steel Panther - Balls Out
Sting - Best of 25 Years: Double Disc Edition (2 CDs)
Susan Boyle - Someone To Watch Over Me
Taake - Noregs Vaapen
Terror - Keepers Of The Faith/Defining The Faith

The Deer Hunter - The Color Spectrum (vinyl)

The Loom - Teeth
The Philistines Jr. - If A Lot Of Bands Play In The Woods…
The Soft Moon - Total Decay (EP)
They Might Be Giants - Album Raises New and Troubling Questions
Throne of Katarsis - Ved Graven
Torae - For The Record

U2 - Achtung Baby (Vinyl Box)

Recorded at Hansa Studio in Berlin and Windmill Lane in Dublin, Achtung Baby was U2's seventh studio album and went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance, becoming one of the most significant records of the 1990s.
Extremely limited four vinyl LP pressing includes the original album plus seven bonus remixes.

Various Artists - Garage Band Tribute to The Monkees
Various Artists - The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams
Various Artists - The Muppets: Green & Red Christmas (reissue with bonus tracks)
Wale - Ambition
Yelle - Safari Disco Club Remixes

New Jazz Releases - November 1, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Yes: Live DC/DVD package due next month

Prog-rockers Yes have a new live album on the way.

“In The Present—Live from Lyon” will be available on CD/DVD on November 29th in North America and December 2nd in Europe.

Recorded in Lyon, France, on December 1st 2009, “In The Present – Live from Lyon” is a collection of hidden gems and unforgettable classics, with new singer Benoit David breathing new life into each of the songs.

The package comes with a 55 minute DVD containing excerpts from the live performance, candid interviews and behind the scenes footage. The cover art features an original design by Roger Dean, author of most Yes album covers including classics “Fragile,” “Close To The Edge” and “Drama.”

Yes’ powerful compositions influenced a generation of musicians. They have a hugely successful and indelible catalogue of masterpieces; songs like “Roundabout,” a seminal hit which consistently appears on “the best songs of all-time” lists, and the group’s #1 hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” taken from the 1983 album “90125,” saw Yes top the UK and US album charts simultaneously.

Yes’ latest studio album, “Fly From Here” – the first in ten years – hit the Top 10 on the Rock Charts and was declared as their “best work since the ‘70s” (Paste Magazine)

“In the Present – Live From Lyon” will be released in a gloss digipak edition. The final tracklisting includes:

Disc One
1. Siberian Khatru
2. I’ve Seen All Good People
3. Tempus Fugit
4. Onward
5. Astral Traveller
6. And You And I
7. Corkscrew (Acoustic Solo)

Disc Two
1. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
2. Southside Of The Sky
3. Machine Messiah
4. Heart of the Sunrise
5. Roundabout
6. Starship Trooper

Interviews, Excerpts from the Live Show, Roundabout, Machine Messiah (running time approx 55 mins.)

A limited edition gatefold sleeve 3 LP vinyl release (only including the audio portion of the album) will be exclusively available in the European markets.


LAMB OF GOD: Reveal Album Title, Artwork and Track List

Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have decided to call their new LP 'Resolution' which is due on January 24, 2012 via Epic Records (one day earlier internationally through Roadrunner). The effort was produced by Josh Wilbur, who worked on the band's last effort, 2009's 'Wrath.'

'Resolution' will feature 14 songs and will come in a digipack with artwork by longtime art director Ken Adams.

1. Straight for the Sun
2. Desolation
3. Ghost Walking
4. Guilty
5. The Undertow
6. The Number Six
7. Barbarosa
8. Invictus
9. Cheated
10. Insurrection
11. Terminally Unique
12. To The End
13. Visitation
14. King Me


MÖTLEY CRÜE To Release Catalog On Vinyl-Replica CD and 180 Gram Vinyl

The following albums will be re-released on November 14 as vinyl-replica CDs with a 16-page booklet, a CD with a five-page booklet and on 180-gram vinyl in a four-color gatefold sleeve:

* Too Fast For Love
* Shout At The Devil
* Theatre of Pain
* Girls Girls Girls
* Dr. Feelgood

Also on that date, the rest of their catalogue — "Mötley Crüe", "Generation Swine", "New Tattoo" and "Live: Entertainment Or Death" — will be re-released in standard CD format only. This will be followed by "Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits" in CD, deluxe CD, 180-gram vinyl and DVD formats on December 5.


Suburban Home Halloween Sale

Suburban Home is hosting a Halloween Sale in their online store at Shop Radio Cast. All older LPs and CDs are marked down to $6.66 and 7″ vinyl are only $3.33. The sale is on from now until the end of this week! Get shopping the Suburban Home Halloween Sale here NOW.


Top 10 Albums – October 31, 2011

Here are the Top 10 Albums at Shop Radio Cast for the week of October 24 – October 31, 2011:

1. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
2. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods LP
3. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods LP (Blue/White)
4. Alkaline Trio – From Here To Infirmary LP
5. Saves The Day – Stay What You Are LP (Colored)
6. Trampled By Turtles / Motion City Soundtrack – Wait So Long/Disappear 7″
7. Foo Fighters – Color and Shape 2XLP
8. She & Him – A Very She & Him Christmas LP
9. City and Colour – Sometimes 2XLP
10. Deftones – White Pony (2XLP)


music history for october 31st:

In 1952, pianist Johnnie Johnson hired 26 year old Chuck Berry as a guitarist in his band. While playing evening gigs in the St. Louis area, Berry will keep his day job as a hairdresser for the next three years.

In 1959, the Quarry Men (with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison) changed their name to Johnny and the Moondogs.

In 1960, the Elvis Presley LP "G.I. Blues" enters the Billboard Hot 200, where it will rise to number one and stay there for six weeks. It will finally fall of the chart 111 weeks later, making it the longest charting album of Elvis' career.

In 1962, Elvis Presley's 11th film, Girls! Girls! Girls! premiered in Honolulu, Hawaii, where it was shot. The movie is a musical comedy about a penniless fisherman who loves his life on the sea and dreams of owning his own boat.

In 1963, the Beatles returned to London from Sweden and were greeted by hundreds of screaming fans and a mob of photographers and journalists. American television host Ed Sullivan was at Heathrow as The Beatles arrived, and was struck by the sight of Beatlemania in full swing; he decided to look into getting this group to appear on his U.S. television program.

In 1964, the Supremes achieve their second Billboard number one single with "Baby Love". Just four months earlier, other artists at Motown Records referred to them as "the no-hit Supremes."

In 1964, sitting at the top of the Cashbox Magazine Best Sellers Chart was New Zealand-born Canadian vocalist Gale Garnett with "We'll Sing In The Sunshine". It will also reach #4 on the Billboard chart and win a 1965 Grammy Award for Best Folk Recording. Garnett continued to record through the rest of the 1960s, but her follow-up, "Lovin' Place", was her only other single to chart in America.

In 1964, Ray Charles was arrested by Logan Airport customs officials in Boston and charged with possession of heroin. This was his third drug charge, following incidents in 1958 and 1961. Ray avoided prison time after kicking the habit in a clinic in Los Angeles, but spent a year on parole in 1966.

In 1964, for the first time since January, The Beatles do not have a song on the Billboard Hot 100. During that time, they placed fourteen records on the chart with five different labels.

In 1967, Iggy & the Stooges made their live debut at a Halloween party in Michigan.

In 1968, Malcolm Hale, guitarist for Spanky and Our Gang, died suddenly of pneumonia at the age of 27. The group placed five songs on the Billboard Top 40 between 1967 and 1968, including "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" and "Lazy Day".

In 1986, Roger Waters, who had left Pink Floyd, instigated a court injunction which disallowed remaining members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright from using the band's name. The ruling was over-turned in early 1987.

In 1989, the first MTV Unplugged show was tapped in New York with Squeeze.

In 1990, during a gig in Seattle, Washington, Billy Idol dumped 600 dead fish in Faith No More's dressing room. They responded by walking on stage, naked during Idol's set.

In 1995, Alice in Chains released "Alice in Chains" as a vinyl edition. It was not available on CD or cassette until November 7, 1995.

In 1996, Slash announced his departure from Guns N' Roses.

In 1997, over 200 counterfeit tickets were confiscated at a Jane's Addiction reunion concert in New York.

In 1998, KISS kicked off its Psycho-Circus tour with a Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles, CA. The Smashing Pumpkins were the opening act.

In 2002, Claude Johnson, known as "Juan" of Don and Juan, passed away at the age of 67. The duo reached number 7 in the US in 1962 with "What's Your Name".

In 2005, the white suit worn by John Lennon on the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album sold for $118,000 at an auction in Las Vegas. And an Austin Princess hearse driven by the late star in the documentary Imagine sold for $150,000. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the items went to Amnesty International.

In 2005, the iTunes Music Store reached 1 million videos sold.

In 2007, Forbes magazine announced its list of the top earning dead celebrities and once again Elvis Presley led the way. The King earned $49 million in the past year. In second place was John Lennon who jumped from #4 last year, earning $44 million. Other notables included George Harrison in fourth place with $22 million, James Brown was eleventh with $5 million and Bob Marley was twelfth with $4 million.

birthdays today include (among others): Tom Paxton (73), Bob Siebenberg (Supertramp) (62), Larry Mullen (U2) (50), Johnny Marr (born John Maher) (Smiths) (47), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) (30), Mikkey Dee (born Micael Delaoglou) (Motörhead) (47) and Russ Ballard (Argent) (66)