Friday, November 30, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

We have a winner in the Steve Miller Contest (winner will be announced shortly!)  Thanks to all who entered and be sure to stop by for all your vinyl needs this shopping season!


long time readers of the blog know I love album cover art, here's a look at a few that caught my eye!

SUFFOCATION: 'Pinnacle Of Bedlam' Artwork Unveiled 

"Pinnacle Of Bedlam", the new album from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by Raymond Swanland and can be found below.

Read more at Blabbermouth


Portal Album Cover Art Revealed

Portal have recently revealed the album cover art for their fourth album 'Vexovoid,' which is slated for release on February 19th (vinyl to be released shortly afterwards) via Profound Lore Records.  The cover art was created by Rev. Kriss Hades.


Vreid Reveals Album Cover Art 

Vreid is scheduled to release their new album 'Welcome Farewell' on March 5th, 2013 in North America and February 26th in Europe.


Frost Despair Unveils New Album "Surreal" Artwork

Frost Despair has revealed the album cover art for their album 'Surreal.'  The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco.   Marcelo Vasco wrote his impressions about the cover artwork: "My intention creating the Frost Despair's cover art was to illustrate the concept of the album using elements of Surrealism, some chaotic stuff, bio-mechanic elements, nature and science in a bestial and psychological concept.


The 25 Highest Paid Musicians Of 2012

Forbes published their list of 2012's highest-paid musicians.

1 Dr. Dre – $110 million
2 Roger Waters – $88 million
3 Elton John – $80 million
4 U2 – $78 million
5 Take That – $69 million
6 Bon Jovi – $60 million
7 Britney Spears – $58 million
8 Paul McCartney – $57 million (tie)
8 Taylor Swift – $57 million (tie)
10 Justin Bieber – $55 million (tie)
10 Toby Keith – $55 million (tie)
12 Rihanna – $53 million
13 Lady GaGa – $52 million
14 Foo Fighters – $47 million
15 Diddy – $45 million (tie)
15 Katy Perry – $45 million (tie)
17 Kenny Chesney – $44 million
18 Beyoncé – $40 million
19 Red Hot Chili Peppers – $39 million
20 Jay-Z – $38 million
21 Coldplay – $37 million
22 Adele – $35 million (tie)
22 Kanye West – $35 million (tie)
24 Michael Bublé – $34 million
25 Sade – $33 million


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 11/19 - 11/25, 2012

Titles marked with an asterisk (*) are Black Friday titles from Record Store Day.

Vinyl Top 50:

1. The White Stripes - Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground 7"*
2. The Lumineers - Winter EP 10"*
3. My Morning Jacket w/ Brittany Howard - It Makes No Difference 10"*
4. The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba 7"*
5. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Live From Alabama LP
6. The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl 7"*
7. The Rolling Stones - You Better Move On EP 7"*
8. JEFF The Brotherhood - Dark Energy 7"*
9. Gaslight Anthem - Hold You Up 10"*
10. Soundtrack - Moonrise Kingdom 10"*
11. Soundtrack - Reservoir Dogs LP*
12. Lucero - Live At Sun Studios 7"*
13. Bob Dylan - Duquesne Whistle 7"*
14. The Avett Brothers - Four Thieves Gone LP
15. Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes - Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes*
16. Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah 7"*
17. Grateful Dead - Live At Winterland LP*
18. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Live At Acton LP*
19. David Bowie - Jean Genie 7"*
20. Captain Beefheart - Abba Zabba 7"*
21. Band Of Horses - Sonic Ranch Sessions 7"*
22. John Mayer - Complete 2012 Performances LP*
23. Love - Forever Changes w/ 7" LP*
24. Coheed & Cambria - Aftermath: Ascension Demos LP*
25. Donny Hathaway/Cee-Lo Green - This Christmas 7"*
26. Captain Beefheart - Upon The My-O-My 7"*
27. Captain Beefheart - Plastic Factory 7"*
28. Dr. Dog - Wild Race EP*
29. Various - Death Might Be Your Santa Claus LP*
30. Johnny Cash - Fabulous Johnny Cash LP*
31. Mothers Of Invention - Big Leg Emma 7*
32. The Shins - Robert Swift Sessions 7"*
33. Wanda Jackson - Capitol Rarities 10"*
34. Nirvana - Incesticide 45rpm LP*
35. Mogwai - A Wrenched Virile Love LP*
36. The Flaming Lips - Playing Hide & Seek With The Ghosts Of Dawn LP
37. Buck Owens - Bucks Sings Eagles 10"*
38. Merle Haggard - Capitol Rarities 10"*
39. Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts Remixes 10"*
40. M83 - Reunion Remixes LP*
41. Link Wray - Big City After Dark 7"*
42. Sleep - Dopesmoker purple vinyl LP
43. Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain LP*
44. GED Soul Presents - Super Soul Christmas 7"
45. The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari 10"*
46. Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - Buddy & Jim LP*
47. Miles Davis - Porgy & Bess LP*
48. Tomahawk - Stone Letter 7"*
49. Fat Boys - Fat Boys Pizza Box LP*
50. Joan Jett - Bad Reputation LP*


nice story from our neighbors to the north:

Vinyl Lives - L’Oblique Record Store Celebrates 25 Years in Business


Bruce Springsteen Announces 2013 European Tour


Coldplay Begin Work On New Album


Frank Ocean 'channel ORANGE' Vinyl Bootlegs Emerge as Official Release Stalls


Motorhead Asks Fans Not to Buy Their Record


AC/DC Sells 696,000 Singles During Inaugural iTunes Week


Man Attempts to Sell Slash’s Drivers License for $50,000 on ‘Pawn Stars’


Rolling Stones with Florence Welch, ‘Gimme Shelter’

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: My favorite year for pop music is 1961, partly because I lived in Los Angeles then, the home of many of the top record companies, and plenty of wonderful radio stations to play their new releases.

My favorite, KRLA 1110 (King Radio Los Angeles) took pride in always having some songs on their playlist that were NOT found in the national Top 100. Many stations would not play anything until it became an established hit.

On their printed Top 30 Tunedex surveys, they sometimes put an asterisk next to records "you won't hear anywhere else."

Any chance I could get a list of those? I would be so thankful!
—Marie McDonald, Indianapolis

DEAR MARIE: Okay, I get the Thanksgiving reference. Only a curmudgeon could deny your request.

As you correctly imply, there always have been leaders and followers in radio. KRLA was clearly willing to take a chance on an unknown song or artist.

You have, however, overstated the meaning of their asterisk. Used in this context, it indicated songs not being played at that time by station "Brand X," their primary Top 40 competitor, the more musically conservative KFWB.

Many of these selections were regional hits in other markets, but none had an impact nationwide.

Some are generally unknown today, even by oldies aficionados, while others are deeply ingrained in R&R or R&B culture.

Chronologically, here is part one of a year's worth of KRLA Top 30 singles, none of which ever reached Billboard's Top 100:

January: "You're the One" (Spiders); "You're Gonna Be Paid" (Vernon & Jewell); "Girl in the Window" (Bobby Hart); "Green Stamps" (T-Birds)

When originally issued, in January 1954, the ballad "You're the One," and the up-tempo side, "I Didn't Want to Do It" (Imperial 5265), both made the R&B Top 10 for the Spiders. The repackage, with "Tennessee Slim" on the reverse (Imperial 5714) did not fare nearly as well in the pop market.

Vernon & Jewell never charted nationally, but are somewhat known for their 1964 revival of "A Rockin' Good Way" (Kent 405), a 1960 hit for Dinah Washington & Brook Benton.

Speaking of duos, Bobby Hart & Tommy Boyce went big time in 1967, especially with "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite." Bobby's "Girl in the Window" (Era 3039) was just one of his pre-Boyce & Hart releases.

The T-Birds' "Green Stamps" (Chess 1778) was a very commercial tie-in with the 1960s trading stamp craze, and it deserved a better fate.

February: "Tonk Game" (Hank Marr); "Depend on Me" (Miracles); "A Night with Daddy 'G'" (Church Street Five) "Tonk Game" (Federal 12400) may have been hindered by sounding so much like "Honky Tonk" (Bill Doggett). Marr's follow-up was even a remake of Doggett's "Ram-Bunk-Shush."

How the beautiful "Depend on Me" (Tamla 54028) flopped is a mystery. It's one of Smokey Robinson's best ballads. Around the same time, "You Can Depend on Me," an entirely different song, hit the charts for Brenda Lee.

Three months later, Gary "U.S." Bonds" added words to the instrumental "A Night with Daddy 'G'" (Legrand 1004), renamed it "Quarter to Three" (Legrand 1008), and rode it to No. 1 nationally. This is why Gary gives a shout-out to "a band called the Church Street Five," and the "swingingest song there could ever be is A Night with Daddy 'G'."

March: "The Closer You Are" (Channels); "Be Sure (My Love)" (Dubs); "Sparkle and Shine" (Four Couquettes)

Here we have the third issue of "The Closer You Are" (Port 70014), and, as in 1956 and '59, it didn't catch on nationally.

Likewise was the fate of "Be Sure (My Love)," first released in 1958 (Gone 5034). Both are among the greatest R&B doo-wop records ever, and both did make KRLA's Top 20.

"Sparkle and Shine" (Capitol 4534) is a female doo-wopper that soared all the way to No. 6 in the Land of 1110. Immediately after "Sparkle and Shine," the quartet changed their name to the Four Cal-Quettes.

April: "So Sick" (Lucky Clark); "My Diary" (Carol Connors)

Lucky was unlucky in love and sales. "So Sick" (Chess 1782) had everything necessary to be a hit, that is except radio exposure beyond Southern California. After his gal moved on, he says "It made me sick, ooh so sick, I'd have to get a little better to die."

Carol Connors (nee, Annette Kleinbard), Phil Spector, and Marshall Leib were the Teddy Bears, whose "To Know Him Is to Love Him" hit No. 1 nationally. But going solo, neither "My Diary" (Columbia 41976) nor any of Carol's singles ranked in the Top 100.

May: "Lil' Ole Me" (Cornbread & Jerry); "Girl Machine" (Johnny Walsh); "Our Parents Talked It Over" (Kathy Young and the Innocents)

"Lil' Ole Me" (Liberty 55322) features pianist Jerry Smith, who in 1963 played on the Dixiebells' "[Down At] Papa Joe's" and "Southtown, U.S.A." Jerry then had his own hit in 1969 with "Truck Stop."

Inspired by a 1960 regional hit, "Robot Man," by Connie Francis and covered by Jamie Horton, "Girl Machine" (Warner Bros. 5196) finds Johnny Walsh also yearning for a mate of the artificial life form variety.

Sandwiched between two great recordings by Kathy Young, "Happy Birthday Blues" and "Magic Is the Night," is "Our Parents Talked It Over" (Indigo 121). It is on a par with her other tunes, and should have at least registered a blip nationally.

Next week: the rest of 1961


Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail:   Visit his Web site:  

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.

Copyright 2012 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Exclusive Permission


New Music Releases ~ December 2012

December 4

Blur - Parklive (CD/DVD) 
Brandon Michael Williams and Seth Andrew Hecox - All Folked Up
Can - The Lost Tapes
Chevelle - Stray Arrows: A Collection Of Favorities 
El Perro del Mar - Pale Fire
Grateful Dead - Dick’s Picks 26: 4/26/69 Electric Theater Chicago (2-CD)
Gringo Star - Going Way Out/Taller (7")   
Hinder - Welcome to the Freakshow’
Ian Brown - Ian Brown Collected 
KISS - The Casablanca Singles 1974-1982 (box set)
Ke$ha - Warrior
Kowloon Walled City - Container Ships
Majical Cloudz - Turns Turns Turns (EP)
Memory Tapes - Grace/Confusion
Mogwai - A Wrenched Virile Lore
My Heart To Fear - Lost Between Brilliance And Insanity 
Olly Murs - Right Place, Right Time
Red Hot Chili Peppers – TBA (7")
Ryan Francesconi & Mirabai Peart - Road to Palios 
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
Skrillex - Skrillex Triple Vinyl Box Set
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness (5-CD/DVD and 64 bonus tracks)
The Chariot - One Wing (vinyl) 
The National - The Virginia EP (vinyl) (reissue)
The Prodigy – The Fat of the Land (reissue)
Tomahawk - Stone Letter
VYGR / At Our Heels / Griever - split (12")
Who - The Studio Albums (vinyl box set with all 11 studio albums)
Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.
Wolves At The Gate - The King

December 11

Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
D’Angelo - Voodoo (vinyl) (reissue) 
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Live in California ’74'
Eric Clapton - Slowhand 35th Anniversary (remastered) (vinyl)
Green Day - ‘¡Tré!’
Gregg Allman - I’m No Angel (Live on Stage) (DVD)
Heathered Pearls - Loyal 
Jawbreaker - Bivouac (reissue)  
Jawbreaker - Chesterfield King (reissue)  
Metallica - Quebec Magnetic (DVD)
Peaking Lights - Lucifer in Dub
Superdrag - Regretfully Yours (reissue)
Tony Iommi - Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell with Black Sabbath
Various Artists - This is 40 
Young Fathers - Tape One (EP)

December 18

Angels and Airwaves - Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal
Big Sean - Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player
Chief Keef - Finally Rich 
Defeater - Live on BBC Radio 1
Frank Zappa - Ahead of Their Time/The Yellow Shark/The Lost Episodes (remastered)
Jay Reatard - Better Than Something (DVD)
Missy Elliott - Block Party
Motörhead - The Complete Early Years (box set)
Of Mice & Men - The Flood  (vinyl) 
Red Hot Chili Peppers - TBA (7")
Rush - 2112 (CD and audio DVD deluxe edition)
Sully Erna - Avalon  (limited edition box set)
Sun Glitters - Mouth 
Venom - Fallen Angels (limited edition)


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

back to the regular posts and I hope that everyone took advantage of the Deal Of The Day posts.  Stop by the site, there's lots of classic rock to be had on vinyl!!!   We are close to the end of the contest for the steve miller LP (on the left), enter today!

been on the net, lots of things going on, here's some great stuff!

very cool write up at about the guitar god, well worth the read....

Jimi Hendrix 70th Birthday: Rock Historian Raises New Questions About Iconic Guitarist's Untimely Death


Track-by-Track Preview: People, Hell and Angels - Jimi Hendrix


C.F.A. Unveil Superhero Alter Ego's in the Band's First Comic Book


Continuing along with the mindset that rock n’ roll can still be fun, C.F.A. (Cody Foster Army) and Ripple Music are proud to present:"Cody Foster Army and the Smelter's Curse", a full color, 42 page, independently released comic book chronicling the band's superhero alter ego and their exploits in the City of Destiny.

The book was written and illustrated by Tacoma artist and author, Potter, who has plans for another 2 stories to the series, and possibly even more.

The book is a fun, tongue-in-cheek story of destruction, bravery and overcoming selfishness in an unforgiving world. This comedic sci-fi superhero adventure is light-hearted entertainment the whole family can enjoy whether you have a familiarity of the band or not! 100 Limited Edition signed and hand numbered copies are being made available at select locations, while individual print copies can be ordered through the Indy Planet web site.

You can purchase a digital copy for Android & iPad from Indy Planet Digital.

Limited Edition, signed and numbered copies will be available through the band or at the following select locations:

Rocket Records
3843 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 756-5186

Poison Apple
907 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Soon to be available on Kindle and other formats!




2013 Marks the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame; 27 Recordings Added to Collection Residing at the GRAMMY Museum®

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2012) — Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy® announces the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® collection. This latest round of inducted recordings helps celebrate 40 years of highlighting diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. With 27 new titles, the list currently totals 933 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE.

"With the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history."

Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2013 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from AC/DC's Back In Black album to Frank Sinatra's recording of "Theme from 'New York, New York.'"

Also added to the highly regarded list are Billy Joel's "Piano Man," Paul McCartney & Wings' album Band On The Run, Ray Charles' "Hit The Road Jack," the Drifters' "On Broadway," Charles Mingus' album Mingus Ah Um, and self-titled albums from Elton John and Whitney Houston. Other inductees include the Broadway cast recording of "Lost In The Stars," and recordings by James Brown, Bob Dylan, Carlos Gardel, Buck Owens, Richard Pryor, and Little Richard, among others.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.
For more information about the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame or the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (to be broadcast live on Feb. 10, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network), please visit

For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook:, and

For a complete list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees, please go to:


interesting perspective....

The Subculture of Vinyl Record Fans


story of a local record store:

The return of the record — Johnny’s, a haven for vinyl lovers, still going strong


vinyl did well again this year!

Holiday sales spin at indie record stores  -  Third annual 'Back to Black Friday' fills coffers at 1,200 retailers


Britain's rarest record – yours for £200,000

The 2014 edition of the Rare Record Guide lists 100,000 UK vinyl releases, from mindbendingly obscure 60s psych to ultra-rare Beatles and Sex Pistols acetates. But who collects these gems?


The 50 worst record sleeves of 2012


Vinyl's growth brings need for turntables


Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Announce New Album, Push the Sky Away


Jimmy Page Talks About Upcoming Led Zeppelin Remasters


VOIVOD: Title Track Of New Album Available For Streaming


Pete Townshend’s Windmill Came from Keith Richards


Lynyrd Skynyrd "Homegrown" Video Released

Here's the newest video from the classic rockers, who by the way, still are kick ass in concert!


For shits and giggles, under the category of now I have seen everything.....I give you: "Guitar Pee!"

Billboard - Guitar Pee (ENG) from AlmapBBDO Internet on Vimeo.


and as a record collectors it pains me to see the way these records are stored.....

Vinyl Record Collectors Strike Gold in Corpus Christi South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases ~ November 27, 2012

ADULT. - Resuscitation (reissue)
Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire
Amenra - Mass V
Atlas Genius - Through the Glass (EP)
Big Dipper - Big Dipper Crashes on the Platinum Planet
Blood of the Sun - Burning on the Wings of Desire
Blow Monkeys - Animal Magic
Blow Monkeys - Limping for a Generation
Brian Eno - LUX (vinyl)
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Spacegirl and Other Favorites (reissue) (vinyl)
Challenger - The World Is Too Much for Me
Climax Blues Band - Blues From the Attic
Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps
Curved Air - AirWaves - Live At The BBC Remastered / Live At The Paris Theatre
Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II
Delegation - Delegation II
Delegation - Eau De Vie
Dependency - Love Not Wasted
Dexy's Midnight Runners - At the Royal Court
Dragonette - Fixin to Thrill (vinyl)
Frank Zappa - Yellow Shark
Fulfillingness - First Finale (vinyl)
George McCrae - George McCrae
Grateful Dead - Spring 1990-So Glad You Made It (vinyl)
Hot Chip - In Our Heads (deluxe edition)
I Am Abomination - Let The Future Tell The Truth
Ian Matthews - If  You Saw Thro' My Eyes
Joan of Arc - Joan of Arc (vinyl)
John Zorn - Concealed
Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm
Joshua James - From the Top of Willamette Mountain
Judy Collins - Judy Collins Live at the Metropolitan Museum of
Junkie XL - Synthesized
K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Part 3
k-os - Black on Blonde
Last Call - Dog Years
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (vinyl)
M83 - Steve McQueen
Mestis - Basal Ganglia
Mouse on Mars - Wow
My Education - A Drink For All My Friends
Nektar - A Spoonful Of Time
Nico - Reims Cathedral - December 13, 1974 (remastered)
Pac Div - G.M.B.
Panos - Panos
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton - Playlist: The Very Best of Wagoner & Parton
Radiators - Last Watusi
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine (20th Anniversary Edition)
Robin Guthrie - Fortune
Skyy - Skyy Line
Sleeping Bag - Women of Your Life
Solange Knowles - True
Soup Dragons - 20 Golden Greats
Star Slinger - Ladies in the Back (EP)
Stereolab - Dots and Loops (reissue) (vinyl)
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (reissue) (vinyl)
Steve Goodman - Steve Goodman/Somebody Else's Troubles
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness First Finale (vinyl)
Tea Party - Reformation Tour: Live in Australia (vinyl)
Teen Mom - Mean Tom
The Child of Lov - Heal (7")
The Jam - Classic Album Selection (6-CD box set)
The Pogues - The Pogues in Paris (4-disc box set)
The Sea and Cake - The Sea and Cake (reissue) (vinyl)
The Very End - Turn Off The World
The Winter Sounds - Runner
Therion - Les Fleurs Du Mal
Throbbing Gristle - Desertshore / The Final Report
Times New Viking - Over & Over (vinyl)
Various Artists - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From First Psychedelic
Various Artists - Glee: The Music - Season 4 Vol 1
Wanda Jackson - Rockin' With Wanda
Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block - Wu-Block

Monday, November 26, 2012 Deal Of The Day!

Our friend Mark at has come up with some exclusive deals for the faithful readers of the blog.  We have had a 'deal of the day' that has been posted everyday for the last 5 days and we end the promotion with an incredible deal on the Who's boxed set.

Here is today's deal, just add the code CRVVINYL at checkout and receive a 10% discount on your order!

The Who - The Studio Albums (Vinyl LP Box Set)

Audiophiles and Rock Fanatics, Rejoice: All 11 of The Who's Studio Albums Pressed on 14 x 180g LPs: 1965's My Generation through 2006's Endless Wire

Mastered by Jon Astely and Miles Showell at Close to the Edge and Metropolis Studios

Lavish Set Features Original LP Artwork with Posters, Inserts, and More!

The world's greatest rock band. The Who, stands alone in rock music. The most explosive live act ever to appear on stage, the most musically inventive and structurally innovative band of all time! Propelled by the most staggeringly brilliant rhythm section in all popular music, layered with deafening power chords and thunderous vocal fury, The Who transcended its original billing as "Maximum R&B." Together, the four divergent personalities of The Who produced a hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. Never before or since has spiritual and intellectual brilliance sounded so gloriously furious. Alone among the great bands, The Who has found itself at the center of every major rock event - Monterey, Woodstock, the Isle of Wight, the Concert for Kampuchea, Live Aid, the Concert for NYC. In any era, The Who is a touchstone for rock and roll greatness. They have sold more than 100 million albums and won every award including Grammys/Brit Awards/Lifetime Achievement. They have been inducted into both the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame. Their charitable work is legendary with millions of dollars raised over the years for a variety of causes.


My Generation (1965)

A Quick One (1966)

The Who Sell Out (1967)

Tommy (1969) (2LP)

Who's Next (1971)

Quadrophenia (1973) (2LP)

The Who By Numbers (1975)

Who Are You (1978)

Face Dances (1981)

It's Hard (1982)

Endless Wire (2006) (2LP)

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Sunday, November 25, 2012 Deal Of The Day!

Our friend Mark at has come up with some exclusive deals for the faithful readers of the blog.  We will have a 'deal of the day' being posted everyday for the next 2 days, so if you have a music lover on your Christmas list, look no further!

Here is today's deal, just add the code CRVVINYL at checkout and receive a 10% discount on your order!

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II (Vinyl 4-LP + CD) Import 2012 (White Vinyl)


If you love quality rock music, then you will certainly have heard Steve Hackett's work on some of the greatest songs of the past four decades. Whether with Genesis, GTR or on his solo output, the man has been a giant of the prog genre. The success he enjoyed with Genesis on six acclaimed studio albums allowed Hackett to subsequently become a consummate and powerful artist in his own right. All you have to do is check out the breadth and depth of the music on his solo records to appreciate that the man has grasped the opportunity to be in control of his own destiny. To create impassioned music that has never become rooted in clichés or stuck in a rut. His latest album basks in the title of 'Genesis Revisited II'. A follow-up to 1996's 'Genesis Revisited', as the title suggests, it sees the guitarist reinterpreting the golden era of the great band - one in which he was crucially involved - while also remaining true to the original spirit which produced such a remarkable string of timeless songs.

"This time around, I've tried to satisfy what everyone wants, including myself. Initially, I was thinking of just going for the best songs not featured on the first album. But then people thought I should do those tracks where the guitar was emphasized. So, I've done both. I've also included four songs, which have Genesis connections, where the song was written originally for the band, or rehearsed by them. For instance, there's 'Please Don't Touch', which I wrote for Genesis, but eventually ended up recording myself."

Go back to the seminal Golden Era with Steve Hackett and his guests as they honor a truly unforgettable music legend.


1. Chamber Of 32 Doors
2. Horizons
3. Supper's Ready
4. The Lamia
5. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
6. Fly On A Windshield
7. Broadway Melody Of 1974
8. The Musical Box
9. Can-Utility And The Coastliners
10. Please Don't Touch
1. Blood On The Rooftops
2. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
3. Entangled
4. Eleventh Earl Of Mar
5. Ripples
6. Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers...
7. ...In That Quiet Earth
8. Afterglow
9. A Tower Struck Down
10. Camino Royale
11. Shadow Of The Hierophant

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Saturday, November 24, 2012 Deal Of The Day!

Shop in the comfort of your own home today!

Our friend Mark at has come up with some exclusive deals for the faithful readers of the blog.  We will have a 'deal of the day' being posted everyday for the next 3 days, so if you have a music lover on your Christmas list, look no further!

Here are today's deals, just add the code CRVVINYL at checkout and receive a 10% discount on your order!

Rodriguez - Searching For Sugar Man (Vinyl LP) 2012 (White Vinyl + Poster)

The story remains one of the music world's most unusual tales of the 1970s: an obscure debut LP by a Detroit singer-songwriter becomes a source of hope and inspiration to the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. Now, the story of Rodriguez and his cult album Cold Fact is the basis for Searching For Sugar Man, a riveting new documentary by filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul. Light In The Attic Records in partnership with Sony Legacy are honored to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack, comprising tracks from Cold Fact and its 1971 follow-up Coming From Reality - both reissued in 2008 and 2009 by Light In The Attic. The soundtrack begins with the otherworldly "Sugar Man" and acts as a primer to this long-overlooked musician's fusion of gritty funk, political poetry and blissful psych-folk.


1. Sugar Man
2. Crucify Your Mind
3. Cause
4. I Wonder
5. Like Janis
6. This Is Not A Song, It's an Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues
7. Can't Get Away
8. I Think of You
9. Inner City Blues
10. Lifestyles - Sandrevan Lullaby
11. Street Boy
12. A Most Disgusting Song
13. I'll Slip Away
14. Jane S. Piddy

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First Official Reissue! Mastered from the original tapes Co-produced by Motown guitar god Dennis Coffey & Mike Theodore Featuring members of legendary Motown players The Funk Bros. Limited Edition Vinyl LP feat. 180 gram records Its one of the lost classics of the 60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in colour and inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion. The album is Cold Fact, and whats more intriguing is that its maker a shadowy figure known as Rodriguez was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was rediscovered working as a menial day laborer in Detroit, Michigan. He was unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult classic, but for the people of South Africa, a beacon of revolution. Rodriguez recorded Cold Fact his debut album in 1969, and released it in March 1970. Its crushingly good stuff, filled with tales of bad drugs, lost love, and itchy-footed songs about life in late 60s inner-city America. Gun sales are soaring/Housewives find life boring/Divorce the only answer/Smoking causes cancer, says the Dylan-esque Establishment Blues. But the album sank without trace, thanks, in part, to some of Rodriguezs more idiosyncratic behavior, like performing at an industry showcase with his back to the audience throughout. When the follow-up, 1972s Coming From Reality, also sold poorly, Rodriguez called an end to his recording career. Hed never even played a proper gig. And he got on with life. Over the years, he turned his hand to local politics, gaining a degree in philosophy, factory work and eventually, hard labour.

1. Sugar Man
2. Only Good For Conversation
3. Crucify Your Mind
4. This Is Not A Song, It's An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues
5. Hate Street Dialogue
6. Forget It
7. Inner City Blues
8. I Wonder
9. Jane S. Piddy
10. Gommorah (A Nursery Rhyme)
11. Rich Folks Hoax
12. Like Janis
13. I'll Slip Away
14. You'd Like To Admit It

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Friday, November 23, 2012 Deal Of The Day!

Don't fight the crowds today!

Our friend Mark at has come up with some exclusive deals for the faithful readers of the CVR blog. We will have a 'deal of the day' being posted everyday for the next 4 days, so if you have a music lover on your Christmas list, look no further!
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2012 three vinyl LP live release from the Australian Hard Rock legends, their first live album in 20 years. AC/DC Live At River Plate was recorded in Buenos Aires in December 2009 when nearly 200,000 fans (over three sold-out nights) thunderously welcomed AC/DC back after a 13-year absence from Argentina. This ultimate live recording chronicles one of the largest shows from their massively successful Black Ice World Tour (where they performed to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries). The 19 tracks on AC/DC Live At River Plate span AC/DC's extensive repertoire, including old and new classics like "Back In Black," "Thunderstruck," "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Rock N Roll Train".
Release date: 12/11/2012
1. Rock N Roll Train
2. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
3. Back In Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
6. Shot Down In Flames
7. Thunderstruck
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. T.N.T.
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 Deal Of The Day!

Our friend Mark at has come up with some exclusive deals for the faithful readers of the CVR blog.  We will have a 'deal of the day' being posted everyday for the next 5 days, so if you have a music lover on your Christmas list, look no further! 

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The Grateful Dead made the historic Winterland its home for many years until its closure in 1978. The confines of the former ice-skating rink always seemed to bring out something special in the band. This is certainly true of the group's May 30, 1971 performance which was recorded while the band were at their peak; an era immortalized on the 1971 live collection Skull and Rose. For the first time, a portion of the 1971 Winterland show (which is all that the band has in their vault), will be released on a limited edition 180g double LP set sourced from the original reels of ¼" tape. Artwork comes courtesy of Grammy winning graphic artist Masaki Koike who has created a cover that evokes that of the Skull and Roses album. It's over one hour of Grateful Dead classics packed with crowd pleasers like "Sugar Magnolia," "Truckin'" and "Deal." One entire LP side is dedicated exclusively to "Turn On Your Lovelight," a 15-minute-plus romp led by singer/organist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan. For its encore, the band - Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and McKernan - capped the evening off with a raucous cover of "Johnny B. Goode."

Release date: 11/26/2012





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Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: Last summer while driving down the California coast, in the area between San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria a radio station played what sounded very much like a Beach Boys song.

I thought I knew all of their music, but this one was new to me.

The beat and backing sounded a bit like "Little Deuce Coupe," but this is not a car song. Based on the lyrics the title might be "Can't Take That Away from Me."

Is this a recent recording, or a newly discovered track from the 1960s?
—Austin Willis, Racine, Wis.

DEAR AUSTIN: It is a fairly recent recording, issued just one year before your coastal adventure.

In 2009, Brian Wilson was asked by the family of George and Ira Gershwin to create an album of Gershwin compositions, but interpreted however he saw fit.

The completed album came out in August 2010, on vinyl and CD, titled "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin" (Disney/Pearl 637101).

The track that, at least musically, reminds you of "Little Deuce Coupe," and other folks of "Little Saint Nick," is "They Can't Take That Away from Me."

Surprising even Brian, the estate also entrusted him with over 100 unfinished works by the Gershwins to consider adding to the project. From this treasure trove, he chose "The Like in I Love You" and "Nothing But Love."

With his rare talent in overdrive, Brian weaved these two into 21st century gems, especially "Nothing But Love."

The other Gershwin chestnuts "reimagined" by Brian are: "Rhapsody in Blue"; "Summertime"; "I Loves You Porgy"; "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'"; "It Ain't Necessarily So"; "'S Wonderful"; "Our Love Is Here to Stay"; "I've Got a Crush on You"; "I Got Rhythm"; "Someone to Watch Over Me"; plus the downloadable bonus tune, "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off."

"Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin" reached the Top 30 on Billboard's mainstream albums chart, then astounded many people by climbing to No. 1 on their jazz albums chart.

Yes, the JAZZ chart!

DEAR JERRY: Regardless of whether or not they were successful as a musician or performer, who wrote the most No. 1 pop-rock hits?
—Della Stevenson, Jackson, Tenn.

DEAR DELLA: Following industry guidelines, we must treat co-composers and solo writers equally. This means it is how the writers in teams are credited rather the quality or quantity of each contributor. Results reflect Billboard and Cash Box surveys.

Sir James Paul McCartney has written 32 No. 1 hits, while his famous cohort, John Lennon, is the runner-up with 26. Both Paul and John receive credit for 20 chart-toppers by the Beatles: "I Want to Hold Your Hand"; "She Loves You"; "Can't Buy Me Love"; "Love Me Do"; "A Hard Day's Night"; "I Feel Fine"; "Eight Days a Week"; "Ticket to Ride"; "Help!"; "Yesterday"; "We Can Work It Out"; "Paperback Writer"; "Penny Lane"; "All You Need Is Love"; "Hello Goodbye"; "Get Back"; "Hey Jude"; "Come Together"; "Let It Be"; and "The Long and Winding Road." The only one they didn't write is "Twist and Shout."

They likewise share two No. 1 tunes waxed by other artists: "A World Without Love" (Peter and Gordon) and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (Elton John).

As for post-Beatles hits, Paul has 10 (the first seven are with Wings): "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"; "My Love"; "Band on the Run"; "Listen to What the Man Said"; "Silly Love Songs"; "Let 'Em In"; "With a Little Luck"; "Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)"; "Ebony and Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder); and "Say Say Say" (with Michael Jackson).

Lennon has three solos, "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night," "(Just Like) Starting Over," and "Woman," plus David Bowie's "Fame."

IZ ZAT SO? Only twice in the vinyl era did an artist get bumped from the No. 1 chart position by a different one of their own songs, then replace that one with yet another of their entries

Who they are comes as no surprise:

Elvis Presley (August 18 - December 8, 1956): "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," and "Love Me Tender" (16 total weeks). The Beatles (February 1 - May 9, 1964): "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," and "Can't Buy Me Love" (14 total weeks).

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail:   Visit his Web site:
All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.
Copyright 2012 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Deal Of The Day!

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A series of special limited edition IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc albums are due to be released by EMI starting in October 2012. Comprised of the first eight albums of Maiden's career, all released in the 1980's, each picture disc will be packaged in a gatefold sleeve with full colour printed inner bags and the heavyweight vinyl will be cut from the original album master tapes. The albums will be released chronologically between October and February, starting with 'Iron Maiden' and 'Killers' on 15 October 2012 followed by 'The Number Of The Beast' and 'Piece Of Mind' in November 2012. To open the new year 'Powerslave' and the double album 'Live After Death' will be released in January, with the final two titles, 'Somewhere In Time' and 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' coming out in February 2013. These vinyl picture discs are being released to commemorate IRON MAIDEN's current Maiden England tour which comprises largely 80's material, in particular focussing on the 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' album.



1. Where Eagles Dare
2. Revelations
3. Flight of Icarus
4. Die With Your Boots On

1. The Trooper
2. Still Life
3. Quest for Fire
4. Sun and Steel
5. To Tame a Land

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1. Invaders
2. Children of the Damned
3. The Prisoner
4. 22 Acacia Avenue

1. The Number of the Beast
2. Run to the Hills
3. Gangland
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name

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Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

first thing, the Steve Miller Contest is still open, so send in those emails!

Additionally, has some daily specials planned for this weekend, exclusively for readers of the CVR blog!  Watch for today's special in the next hour!


album cover art of the day:

Black Rose Release New Album Artwork

Swedish metallers Black Rose have recently revealed the album cover art for their new album 'Turn On The Night,' which is slated for a January 18th release via the Doolittle Group AB.  The cover was designed by Morgan Sundell.


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 11/12 - 11/18, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. The Beatles - Revolver
2. Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
4. Natural Child - Hard In Heaven
5. Mumford & Sons - Babel
6. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
7. The Beatles - Abbey Road
8. How To Destroy Angels - An Omen
9. Sonic Youth - Smart Bar Chicago 1985
10. Ranch Ghost - Nahla 7"
11. The Beatles - Stereo Vinyl Box Set
12. The Beatles - Hard Day's Night
13. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
14. Soundgarden - King Animal
15. Lana Del Rey - Paradise
16. Bad Brains - In The Future (bootleg edition)
17. The Beatles - With The Beatles
18. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
19. Kansas Bible Company - Hotel Chicamauga
20. Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
21. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
22. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
23. Harmonia & Brian Eno - Tracks & Traces
24. The Beatles - Let It Be
25. The Beatles - Please Please Me


Sons Of Anarchy Soundtrack Songs Of Anarchy: Volume 2 Announced


Blues Icon Buddy Guy To Release "Live At Legends" On December 18th


New Jimi Hendrix Album Planned for 2013


Fiona Apple cancels tour dates because of dying pet dog


Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce New Album


Bon Jovi Announces 2013 North American Tour


Aerosmith, Fighting? Guitarist Joe Perry Responds to Rumors


remember this?

Rock & Roll Jeopardy


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Charity Auction for Superstorm Sandy Relief, Package Deal for Both STONE AXE and MOS GENERATOR LP Test Pressings

this from John Rancik at  glad to see Ripple Music is getting involved and the CVR blog is 100% behind their efforts!


Continuing with the company tradition of giving back to the community, Ripple Music will auction a pair of extremely Rare Original Test Pressings in one package. Stone Axe: Captured Live! and Mos Generator Nomads vinyl are being made available with proceeds going to Superstorm Sandy Relief.

Only 5 copies of each test pressings exist, and these are the only one's being made available to the public!  You can jump into the auction, win a cool heavy rock collectible and benefit the agencies that commit money and manpower to lend a helping hand. To do so, just visit us at the Ripple Music Ebay Store!

The auction will start on Monday, November 19th and end on Monday, November 26th.

100% - of the final sale price will support American Red Cross

The Stone Axe and Mos Generator test press auction is the latest in a growing line of charity auctions that Ripple Music has created.  Previously, rare JPT Scare Band, Mos Generator, Stone Axe, and the Heavy Ripples test pressings were auctioned with proceeds going to Gulf Disaster, The Wounded Warrior Fund, Japan Tsunami and the Joplin Tornado disaster relief agencies.  With the sacrifices made by the men and women to assist their fellow Americans in need, Ripple founders John Rancik and Todd Severin thought the time was right to release another rare test pressing from their vault and raise money for a worthwhile effort.


Monday, November 19, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases ~ November 20, 2012

10 CC - Tenology
ABBA - ABBA: Deluxe Edition
AC/DC - Live at River Plate
Aeon - Aeons Black
Aluk Todolo - Descension
As I Lay Dying - Awakened (vinyl) 
Aspiga - Every Last Piece
Atoms For Peace - Default (12")
Azita - Year (vinyl)
Bad Brains - Into The Future
Beca - Born to Fly (EP) 
Big Brother & the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (reissue)
Bikini Kill - Bikini Kill (EP)
Björk - bastards 
Blue Nile - Hats
Blue Nile - Walk Across the Rooftops
Brad - Welcome to Discovery Park (reissue)
Calvin Harris - 18 Months (vinyl)
Code Orange Kids - Love is Love / Return to Dust
Coldplay - Coldplay Live 2012 (DVD/CD)
Crass - Yes Sir I Will (reissue) (vinyl)
Crown The Empire - The Fallout
Cryptopsy - The Best Of Us Bleed (2-CD)
Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie - Prince’ Billy  (7")
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage - Split 
Death - Spiritual Healing (reissue) 
Destinity - Resolve In Crimson
Deus Otiosus - Godless
Devolved - Reprisal
Devon Williams - Savor/Pendulum (7")
Dinosaur Jr - Chocomel Daze (vinyl)
Dissipate - Tectonics
Elbow - Dead in the Boot
Elvis Costello - In Motion Pictures
Eric Burdon & the Greenhornes - Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (reissue) (vinyl)
Flock of Dimes - Curtain/Apparition (7")
Frank Zappa - Have I Offended Someone (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Mothermania (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Mystery Disc (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Playground Psychotics (reissue)
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore 3 (reissue)
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore 4 (reissue)
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore 5 (reissue)
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore 6 (reissue)
Gamma Ray - Skeletons & Majesties Live
Ghostface Killah - Twelve Reasons To Die
Gospel Claws - Put Your Sunshine Away
Graham Parker & the Rumour - Three Chords Good
Grand Supreme Blood Court - Bow Down Before The Blood Court
Guess Who - American Woman (reissue) (vinyl)
H2O - Thicker Than Water (reissue) (vinyl)
Ian Matthews - If You Saw Thro My Eyes (reissue)
Ian Matthews - Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (reissue)
Ian Matthews - Tigers Will Survive (reissue)
Incite - All Out War
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (10th anniversary reissue)
Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast (vinyl)
Isis - Temporal (vinyl)
Jack Downing - Force That Cannot Be Named: Jack Downing Anthology
Jason Isbell - Live from Alabama
Jefferson Starship - Tales From the Mothership
Jet Life - Jet World Order
Joe Walsh - But Seriously Folks (reissue)
Kashif - Love Changes - Expanded Edition
Kate Earl - Stronger
Kate Nash - Death Proof (EP) 
Kelly Clarkson - Greatest Hits: Chapter One
Kid Rock - Rebel Soul
Killwhitneydead - Greatest Bloody Hits: A Decade Of Debauchery (2002-2012)
Kylesa - From The Vaults, Vol. 1
Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day (3 LP)
Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day (CD/DVD/Blu-ray)
Like Moths To Flames - When We Don't Exist (deluxe edition)
Linkin Park - Living Things (white vinyl)
Love & Death - Between Here And Lost
Marty Wilde - Very Best Of Marty Wilde
Massive Attack - Blue Lines (reissue)
Matt & Toby - Matt & Toby
Matthew's Southern Comfort - Kind of New (reissue)
Mean Creek - Youth Companion
Mestis - Basal Ganglia
Michael Jackson - Bad (remastered 3-LP vinyl box set)
Midway in Wake - We Will Remain Sedate
Mike & the Mechanics - Mike & Mechanics
Minus The Bear - Infinity Overhead (2 LP)
Monkees - Selections From The Headquarters Sessions (vinyl)
My Heart To Fear - Lost Between Brilliance And Insanity
Naked Eyes - Burning Bridges
Naomi Punk - The Feeling (reissue)
Neil Young - Psychedelic Pill (3 LPS)
Nico Muhly - Drones
O.A.R. - Live on Red Rocks
Otis Redding - Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding
P.O.D. - Murdered Love (vinyl)
Partridge Family - Partridge Family Album / Up to Date (reissue)
Peter Buck - Peter Buck (vinyl)
Phillip Phillips - The World From The Side Of The Moon
Pitbull - Global Warming
Poison The Well - The Opposite Of December/Tear From The Red (deluxe edition)
Porcupine Tree - Octane Twisted
Regents - Antietam After Party
Replacements - Color Me Obsessed (DVD)
Rihanna - Unapologetic
Rings of Saturn - Embryonic Anomaly
Robert Palmer - Heavy Nova Plus & Dont Explain Plus (reissue)
Robert Palmer - Ridin High & Honey Plus (reissue)
Roger Cook - Running With the Rat Pack: Albums Singles
Sambassadeur - Memories / Hours Away (vinyl)
Sienna Skies - The Constant Climb
Slash - Made in Stoke 24/7/11 (vinyl)
Solange - Losing You
Takka Takka - A.M. Landscapes
The 1975 - Sex (EP)
The Avett Brothers - Carolina Jubilee (reissue)
The Avett Brothers - Four Thieves Gone: Robbinsville Sessions (reissue)
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You (reissue)
The Devil - s/t
The Evens - The Odds
The Faint - Danse Macabre (reissue)
The Jam - The Gift [(deluxe box set) 
The Joy Formidable - Cholla
The Mynabirds - Body of Work (7")
The Pharmacy - Stoned & Alone
The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know - The Remixes
Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental Tourist
Trapt - Reborn
Travis Barker & Yelawolf - Psycho White (EP)
Umberto - Night Has a Thousand Screams
Various Artists - Feelin' Fine- Gems from the Columbia Vaults 1954- 1961
Various Artists - Man Chest Hair
Various Artists - Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa
Various Artists - Whirlwind- The Phillips International Story
Various Artists - Seven Psychopaths (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Songs of Anarchy: Volume 2
Various Artists - The Silver Linings Playbook (soundtrack)
Who - Studio Albums (vinyl)
Wild Yaks - Million Years
Woe, Is Me - Genesi[s]
Wye Oak - My Neighbor / My Creator (12") (reissue)
Zombie Zombie - Rituels d’un Nouveau Monde

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes


Celebration Day has arrived.  20 million fans applied for tickets.

18,000 were there.

Finally, Led Zeppelin's astonishing reunion concert from 2007 is now available worldwide on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download and Triple Vinyl.

I can't imagine the look on a music lover's face when they get this set for Christmas!!!

To order the Triple Vinyl please visit Celebration Day (3 LP Vinyl Package)


AC/DC Releases Entire Catalog On iTunes

Columbia Records and Apple announced today that AC/DC's music will be available at the iTunes Store worldwide. Sixteen studio albums will be released.  AC/DC was one of the few acts that would not release music through the digital outlet. The Beatles and Kid Rock were also against selling music on iTunes, but have since relented (maybe it has something to do with the money they can make!).   Four of AC/DC's live albums and three compilation records are also available. The statement said the songs have been mastered for iTunes "with increased audio fidelity."


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We are now in the final countdown to Black Friday Record Store Day and a very special release from M83! This Friday, November 23rd, the band will release an exclusive, limited edition “Reunion” 12” featuring remixes by Mylo, Sei A, The Naked and Famous and label-mate Polly Scattergood. Take a listen to the Polly Scattergood remix here and be sure to grab your  copy while they last!

“Reunion” 12” Record Store Day Tracklisting
Side A:
1.    Mylo Remix
2.    Sei A Remix

Side B:
1.    The Naked and Famous Remix
2.    Polly Scattergood Remix


An Old Dog with New Tricks, the Modern Day Turntable Renders Vinyl in Vogue


Engineer Sean Magee Talks About Restoring the Beatles for Vinyl Box Set


Wrong Abbey Road: Station draws lost Beatles fans


Pennsylvania merchant finds rare record of Mississippi blues legend Robert Johnson


Rush, 'Clockwork Angels' Tour: Anaheim Concert Review


Dengue Fever Launches New Record Label Tuk Tuk Records With Deluxe Editon Reissues


Influential Synth-punks The VSS Announce Deluxe 2xLP Reissue On Sargent House


Rage Against the Machine Share Unreleased Live Video, Demo, But No New Music in the Works


interesting read on a local label in the great state of ohio:

Cincinnati labels reissue blues, rock - Historical sounds of the city's past reborn


BLACK SABBATH Crowned Most Important British Metal Act Of All Time


Hear The National Cover Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving Song