Monday, November 28, 2011

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - November 29, 2011

AA Bondy - Believers (vinyl)
Adele - Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD/CD)
Admiral Black - Phantasmagoric (vinyl)
Andrew Pekler - Sentimental Favourites (vinyl)

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2(12" vinyl)(Deluxe Edition)

Beatles - The Singles (7" Box Set)

Beau Brummels - Bradley's Barn

Beyonce - Beyoncé Live at Roseland: Elements of 4 (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)
Black Belles - Black Belles (vinyl)
Black Keys - Lonely Boy (12") (vinyl)
Blackface - I Want to Kill You (7") (vinyl)
Blind Willie McTell - Blind Willie McTell 1949: Trying To Get Home (vinyl)

Bon Iver - Bon Iver (deluxe edition)
Boris - New Album (vinyl)
Boyz Noize - The Remixes 2004-2011
Brand New - Your Favorite Weapon
Brendan Benson - Upstairs at United, Vol. 1
Byrds - Eight Miles High (7")
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station (vinyl)
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Ice Cream for Crow (vinyl)
Carlton Livingston - Rocking Steady Part 1 (vinyl)
Chadwick Stokes & Friends - Live At the Armory
Cloud Control - Bliss Release
Craig Finn - Honolulu Blues (vinyl)
Daniel Padden - Ship Chop (vinyl)
Das Racist - Relax (vinyl)
Dave Clarke - Fabric 60
deardarkhead - Oceanside, 1991-1993
Devin Townsend Project - Contain Us: Deluxe Box Set
Don Carlos & the Gladiators - Volume 3: Showdown (vinyl)
Eddy Arnold - Best of
Ensemble Economique - Crossing the Pass, By Torchlight (vinyl)
From Atlantis - Echoes & Answers InVogue Records
George Jones - Best of
Gorillaz - The Singles Collection: 2001-2011

Grateful Dead - Built to Last (reissue) (vinyl)

H20 - Don't Forget Your Roots (vinyl)
Hank Williams - Best of
Happy Refugees - Return To Last Chance Saloon
Hawks and Doves - Year One
Heart - Triple Feature (3 CDs)
Holy Shit - Stranded At Two Harbors
Hot Chelle Rae - Whatever
Imaginary Forces - Uppstigande
Incredible String Band - 5000 Spirits / The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Jacaszek - Glimmer (vinyl)

Jane's Addiction - Great Escape Artist (vinyl)

Jim Reeves - Best of
Jimmy Barnes - Hits
Jimmy Cliff - Sacred Fire (EP)
John Fahey - Transcendental Waterfall: Guitar Excursions 1963 - 1967 (6 LPs) (vinyl)

John Lennon - Imagine 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Joker - On My Mind
KC & the Sunshine Band - Do You Wanna Go Party
KC & the Sunshine Band - KC & The Sunshine Band
KC & the Sunshine Band - Part 3
KC & the Sunshine Band - Who Do Ya (Love)
Kings of Leon - Early Albums (box set)
Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite: Les Folies (2 CD + DVD)

Lemonheads - Hotel Sessions (vinyl)

Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness (vinyl)
Low - I Could Live in Hope (reissue) (vinyl)
Mannheim Steamroller - Mannheim Ultimate Christmas Collection [ Exclusive] (8 CDS)
Mark Fell - Periodic Orbits of a Dynamic System Related to a Knot
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine  (reissue) (vinyl)

Matt Elliott - Drinking Songs (2 LPs) (vinyl)

Miles Davis - Agharta (reissue) (vinyl)
Miles Davis - Dark Magus  (reissue) (vinyl)
Misfits - The Devil's Rain (12") (vinyl)
Moon Pool & Dead Band - Moon Pool & Dead Band (vinyl)
Mr. Oizo - Stade 2
Mungolian Jet Set - Schlungs
Nirvana - Nevermind - The Singles (10")(vinyl)
Nurse With Wound - Iron Soul of Nothing
Old Man Gloom - Christmas Eve I, II, and VI, + Live In NYC 12"
Oval - OvalDNA
Papir - Stundum (2 LPs) (vinyl)
Peepholes - Caligula (vinyl)
Peggy Lee - Best of
Pete TownshendThe Quadrophenia Demos(10") (vinyl)
Phish - Party Time (12") (vinyl)
Phish - The White Tape
Pinback - Information Retrieved, Pt. B (7")
Pink Floyd - Pink Floyd - The Wall (Singles Box Set) (7")
Pink Martini - A Retrospective
Pyramids/Horseback - A Throne Without A King Split (12") 
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (reissue) (vinyl)
Reverend Gary Davis - New Blues & Gospel (vinyl)
Richard Thompson - Strict Tempo
Roger Whittaker - Best of
Sacred Harp - Window's A Fall
Schecter - 13 Perspectives
Shazalakazoo - Karton City Boom
Should - A Folding Sleeve (vinyl)

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish (reissue) (vinyl)

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dreams (reissue) (vinyl)
Stranger Son - Luna Marseille
The American Scene / Daybreaker - split (7") (vinyl)
The Apples In Stereo - Funtrick Noisemaker (vinyl)
Tony Bennett - Best of
Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart in San Francisco (vinyl)
Trey Songz - Inevitable
Type O Negative - Type O Negative (box set)
Van Der Graff Generator - H to He Who Am the Only One (vinyl)
Van Der Graff Generator - Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other (vinyl)
Van Der Graff Generator - Pawn Hearts (vinyl)
Various Artists - Beat LA
Various Artists - Country Legends: Best of
Various Artists - Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4
Various Artists - The Inbetweeners Movie (soundtrack)
Vildhjarta - Masstaden
Warren Haynes - Rivers Gonna Rise
Wilco - Speak Into The Rose
William Fowler Collins - The Resurrections Unseen (vinyl)

Yes - In the Present-Live from Lyon (2 CDs, DVD)

Young Antiques - A Man, Not A Biography

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1. PJ20 (Pre-Order) by Pearl Jam

2011 collection containing 29 rare and unreleased tracks hand-picked by Cameron Crowe with his original liner notes and never-before-seen photos in a 36-page booklet. It is packaged in a hard bound book.. In honor of Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary, award-winning director and music journalist Cameron Crowe created a definitive portrait of the seminal band carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, plus 24 hours of recently shot concert and interview footage. Pearl Jam Twenty chronicles the years leading up to the band's formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after their rise to mega-stardom, their step back from center stage, and the creation of a work culture that would sustain them.

2. Songbook Limited Black Friday Release by Chris Cornell

3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

4. Type O Negative Box Set (Very Limited) by Type O Negative (Green Colored Vinyl)

The vinyl box includes all Roadrunner released Type O Negative material contained within one collector's box. Each album will be issued on double green vinyl, with the album art recreated, including the controversial, rarely seen original cover of The Origin of the Feces. Type O fans know all about that cover and the anatomy which it features. Each album will also have new, branded liner notes documenting the genesis and completion of each album. An exclusive sticker sheet with six mini bumper stickers will also be included in this "must own" set for Type O Negative diehards. It's an instant collector's item. This set includes the following releases: Slow, Deep and Hard, The Origin of the Feces, Bloody Kisses, October Rust, World Coming Down, Life Is Killing Me

5. Bad Company by Bad Company

6. The Time-Life Treasury Of Christmas by Various Artists

7. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd (180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed)

Pink Floyd's most successful and singularly defining album is here to stay. The Dark Side of the Moon has sold over 40 million copies worldwide since its release in 1973, and it shows no signs of letting up. With lush, immaculate production and sweeping instrumentals, The Dark Side of the Moon is unrivaled in sonic brilliance. The complex textures found within have captivated audiophiles for over thirty years.

With lyrics about seemingly mundane details set against dreamy, atmospheric backdrops, the songs on The Dark Side of the Moon achieve a truly emotional response. Performances are not virtuosic, but they are brilliant nonetheless and were likewise brilliantly recorded. Abbey Road Studios engineer Alan Parsons and Pink Floyd made use of some of the most advanced techniques available at the time to craft a sound that was innovative yet entirely classic, by any sense of the word. Swirling organs, mellow drums, and spacious guitars are signature sounds that have been inextricably linked with Pink Floyd's magnificent songwriting. The Dark Side of the Moon is a peerless entry in the annals of classic rock history. No record collection should be without this multi-platinum masterpiece. Remastered by James Guthrie, and artwork by Storm Thorgerson.

Track Listing:
1. Speak to Me
2. Breathe in the Air
3. On the Run
4. Time
5. The Great Gig in the Sky
6. Money
7. Us and Them
8. Any Colour You Like
9. Brain Damage
10. Eclipse

8. Abbey Road by The Beatles

9. Some Girls by the Rolling Stones (Stones' Classic Remastered on 180g LP)

Universal Music Group and The Rolling Stones present the remastered version of their groundbreaking 1978 album, Some Girls, which introduced the band to a whole new generation of fans. Justly considered one of the finest works by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Some Girls topped the US charts over three decades ago and remains the best selling album of their storied career.

Some Girls is the Rolling Stones' most direct and diverse collection of material from Mick Jagger's irresistible falsetto on the four-on-the-floor filler "Miss You," their eighth U.S. #1, to the country-flavored "Far Away Eyes" via the Chuck Berry meets punk snarl of "Respectable." And let's not forget the sensuous, "Beast of Burden," one of Keith Richards' finest tunes, which reached #8 on the U.S. singles chart, the garage rocker "Shattered," the albums' third U.S. Top 40 entry, and the soulful swagger of the group's version of The Temptations' "Just My Imagination," another timeless offering in their canon of classic Stones Motown covers.

Following the critical praise and commercial success afforded the re-mastered, expanded editions of Exile On Main Street, which matched the chart performance of the epochal 1972 album, and returned the Rolling Stones to their rightful place at the top of the British charts in 2010, the extensive reissue of Some Girls constitutes the next step in the band's ongoing relationship with Universal Music Group.

Some Girls holds a special place in the history of the Rolling Stones and demonstrates why they remain one of the most thrilling and influential bands of all time. The 1978 album features the Keith Richards' classic "Before They Make Me Run," a signature song he still performs defiantly to this day. Some Girls documented Mick Jagger's love of 1970's funk reflected in "Miss You," the dance track that wrong footed many people, made the club and black charts, and made it okay for other mainstream acts at the time to 'go disco'.

The 1978 album also courted controversy because of Jagger's tongue-in-cheek lyrics on the title track, on "Miss You" and on "Respectable," perceived as a retort to the punk and new wave groups who had borrowed so much attitude and copped so many anti-establishment moves from the Rolling Stones. Ironically, the furor around the elaborate Some Girls package, designed by Peter Corriston and featuring the band members in drag, a nod in the direction of the picture on the 1966 single "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?" and likenesses of Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe that hadn't been legally cleared, necessitating a swift withdrawal and rethink.

Some Girls demonstrated the distinctive and definitive riffing from Keith Richards, with its abundance of unstoppable licks and majestic power chords driving the band into its brand new musical direction. This album not only defined him and his playing, but also defined a new era for the Rolling Stones, with Richards since described as "a sense of renewal." Some Girls marks the only other time since recording "Satisfaction" where Richards used an effects pedal to 'elevate' the sound.

The album cemented the position of guitarist Ronnie Wood, who had joined in 1975, and added his trademark slide and pedal steel playing to several of the album's most memorable tracks, including "When the Whip Comes Down" and "Shattered." He also co-wrote the "Shattered" B-side "Everything Is Turning To Gold." Some Girls also marked a move to the Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris for the Glimmer Twins production team of Jagger and Richards. These factors helped what is arguably the group's most focused and dynamic album, driven by the sans pareil rhythm section of drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman.

Some Girls featured fewer guest musicians than any Rolling Stones album since 1971, but the contributions keyboard-player Ian McLagan, Wood's bandmate in The Faces, saxophone-player Mel Collins, and harmonica player Sugar Blue (discovered busking on the Paris metro), made "Miss You" in particular sound brighter than ever.

Thirty-three years on from its original release, the re-mastered vinyl edition of Some Girls shows exactly why the 1978 album has often been hailed as the equal of Exile On Main Street. The album stands as both a time capsule and a timeless listen and it features the band at their tightest and toughest, at their most vibrant and vital.

Track Listing:
1. Miss You
2. When the Whip Comes Down
3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
4. Some Girls
5. Lies
6. Far Away Eyes
7. Respectable
8. Before They Make Me Run
9. Beast of Burden
10. Shattered

10. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Reckless Road' Biography To Be Released In U.K. As CLASSIC ROCK 'Bookazine' 

The GUNS N' ROSES biography "Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses And The Making Of Appetite For Destruction", in which author Marc Canter tells of the making of the band's multimillion-selling debut, "Appetite for Destruction", will be released in the U.K. on December 1 as a Classic Rock bookazine called "Classic Rock Presents Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses And The Making Of Appetite For Destruction".

Get more information at our friends at Blabbermouth


Set List: Prince @ Air Canada Centre, Toronto (3+ Hours & 7 Encores)

Prince opened his Welcome 2 Canada tour on Friday night at Air Canada Centre in Toronto with a spectacular, hits and covers laden, three-plus hour show that included, depending on the report, six or seven encores.

Along with hitting the majority of his career highlights, he covered the Cars, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Wild Cherry, Sylvester and The Time, the latter of which he introed with "I wrote these songs, too!"

Read more at our friends at vintagevinylnews

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1. Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk At Cubist Castle - The Olivia Tremor Control
2. Camp PRE-ORDER - Childish Gambino
3. Your Favorite Weapon (Reissue) PRE-ORDER - Brand New
4. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83
5. Days - Real Estate
6. Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One - The Olivia Tremor Control
7. El Camino PRE-ORDER - The Black Keys
8. Tomboy (Deluxe Box Set) - Panda Bear
9. The SMiLE Sessions - The Beach Boys
10. Shlo-fi (Deluxe Edition) PRE-ORDER - Shlohmo

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music history for the 28th of november:

On this day in 1958, "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears, was the #1 song.

In 1960, "Are You Lonesome Tonight," a ballad that was written in 1926 and first recorded by Al Jolson, became Elvis Presley's 14th number one hit in the US. Billboard magazine reported that five answer records to "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" had been released. Four of them were different versions of the same song entitled "Yes, I'm Lonesome Tonight." The fifth was the standard "Oh How I Miss You Tonight."

CVR Blog 45rpm Singles Spotlight:

In 1964, the Shangri-Las' teen-trouble classic, "Leader Of The Pack" topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It made #11 in the UK. Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr said about the song:"Oh no, they're saying the leader of the pack's dead and all that. This record's a load of rubbish. Turn it off."

The tune was credited to producer George "Shadow" Morton with Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. According to Morton, he wrote the song for the Goodies (also known as the Bunnies), but instead it was needed as a follow-up to the Shangri-Las hit "Remember (Walking in the Sand)." Morton claimed he credited Barry and Greenwich as co-writers for business reasons; his recollection has been questioned by Ellie Greenwich.

In July 1964, Morton recorded the vocals for the song with the Shangri-Las at the Ultrasonic Sound studio on the second floor of a Manhattan hotel. These vocals were dubbed over the instrumental parts which had been previously recorded at the Ultrasonic Recording Studios in Hempstead, New York. Billy Joel, then a young session musician, claimed on November 16th, 2010 during an interview with Howard Stern that he played piano on one of the demos for "Leader of the Pack" and is not sure if any of his parts made the final recording. In fact, the piano part was played by Roger Rossi, a staff musician for Ultrasonic Recording Studios at the time. Rossi said, "I remember the date like it was yesterday, there were no written charts, so unfortunately, some musicians kept making mistakes. As I recall, it took 63 recording takes before Shadow Morton was satisfied." Rossi added, "By the end of the session, in take 62, I also messed up and Morton laughingly yelled out, Ohhhh, noooo. Not you, too!!"

According to legend, to add the authentic sound of a motorcycle engine, one was driven through the lobby of the hotel and up to the floor of the recording studio. No one was arrested, but a ticket was issued. However, in an interview four decades later, Shangri-Las lead singer Mary Weiss said the motorcycle sound was taken from an effects record. The Zombies' drummer Hugh Grundy recalls revving up a motorcycle backstage when the Shangri-Las performed on a U.S. tour.

In the United Kingdom, the song was refused airplay by the BBC, probably due to its death theme, although some have speculated that it was considered likely to encourage violence between mods and rockers. It charted three times: #11 in 1965; #3 in 1972 (by which time the BBC ban had been lifted); and once again at #7 in 1976 when its sales figures as a reissue on two different labels (Charly and Contempo) were combined to arrive at its chart position. The record also reached number 1 in Australia. In 1990, it featured in the soundtrack of the Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas.

In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song among the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, at #447.

In 1964, three years after he wrote "Crazy" for Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville when he opened for Roger Miller.

In 1966, the Four Tops released the single "Standing In The Shadows Of Love."

In 1968, John Lennon plead guilty to marijuana possession but is found not guilty of assaulting a police officer

In 1974, John Lennon made a surprise (to the audience) guest appearance at an Elton John concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, Lennon's last stage appearance. Elton John and his band had been featured on Lennon's recording of "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night." Lennon made this rare stage appearance to keep the promise he made that he would appear on stage with Elton if "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" became a #1 single. They sang duets of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" and "I Saw Her Standing There." Backstage after the concert, estranged wife Yoko Ono met and reconciled with John, ending his 18-month separation from her, known as the "Lost Weekend." Yoko revealed in 2010 that it was Paul McCartney who stepped in and, through several meetings with them individually during 1974, brought the couple back together.

In 1979, all of Ringo Starr's mementoes from his days with The Beatles are destroyed when his home in Hollywood Hills burns to the ground.

In 1984, Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" was released. It was the fourth single from his album 'Purple Rain.'

In 1987, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes combined their talents to take "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" to the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100. It was his third chart topper and her second. The song would go on to win the 1987 Grammy award for Best Vocal Performance by a Duo and an Oscar for Best Film Song.

In 1993, Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton was killed in a car crash, not far from his Santa Barbara, California home. He was 47.

Also in 1993, Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 where it will stay unchallenged until next March.

In 2000, more than nine million people watched a Madonna concert over the Internet. The 29-minute, six-song event was performed at London's Brixton Acedemy in front of about 2,800 people. According to the show set a record for such events.

In 2004, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, Metallica played the last show of their 137-date Madly in Anger with the World Tour, the fourth-highest grossing tour of 2004 with $60.5 million in ticket sales.

In 2005, Tony Meehan, drummer for The Shadows on their UK number one hit, "Apache", died in hospital from head injuries sustained in a fall. He was 62. "Apache" spent twenty-one weeks at the top of the British music charts in 1960.

In 2009, record producer (Sam Cooke, Ritchie Valens, Bobby Fuller, Johnny Crawford)/label owner (Del-Fi Records) Bob Keane died of renal failure at age 87.

In 2010, Michael Jackson's father re-filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray, charged in his son's death and added as a defendant a Las Vegas pharmacy that records show sold the physician a powerful anesthetic blamed for his death.

birthdays today (among many others) include: Berry Gordy (82), Clem Curtis (Foundations) (71), Bruce Channel (71), Randy Newman (68), R.B. Greaves (67), Paul Shaffer (62), Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) (49), Matt Cheslin (Ned's Atomic Dust Bin) (41) and (born Allan Lindo, Jr.) (Black Eyed Peas) (37)