Monday, January 9, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases ~ January 10, 2012

A Place to Bury Strangers - Onwards to the Wall (EP)
Alex Chilton - Free Again: The 1970 Sessions
Andy Gibb - Greatest Hits
Anthrax - Icon
Barbados! - Adagio For Bones
Cardinal - Hymns
Caspian - Live at Old South Church
Charlie Haden and Hank Jones - Come Sunday
Cinderella - Icon
David Crowder Band - Give Us Rest
Deep Purple - Icon
Giant Sand - Is All Over the Map (remastered with bonus track)
Goldmund - Two Point Discrimination
Gong - Magick Invocations (reissue)
Grand and Noble - Grand and Noble
Johnny Cash - Country Boy (reissue)
Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm (reissue)
Johnny Cash - Train of Love (reissue)
Joshua Bell - French Impressions
Keepaway - Black Flute
Kronos Quartet - The Music of Vladimir Martynov
Kurt Cobain - Collector's Box (3-CD box set)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Friends (2 CDs)
Lemonheads - Hotel Sessions (vinyl)
MUTEMATH - Odd Soul (vinyl)
Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral
Mark Lanegan - The Gravedigger's Song (vinyl)
Matt Wertz - Weight & Wings (vinyl)
Michael Giacchino - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Soundtrack
Morphine - Cure for Pain ((reissue) (vinyl)
Nightwish - Imaginaerum
O’Brother - Garden Window
Patti Smith - Live in Germany 1979
Raw Feels - Raw Feels
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (reissue) (vinyl)
Red Wanting Blue - From the Vanishing Point
Run Dan Run - Normal
Safetysuit - These Times
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Snow Patrol - Fallen Empires
The Babies - Cry Along With the Babies (12")
The Beautiful View - Life Is Beautiful
The Little Willies - For the Good Times
The Melismatics - Mania!
The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know
Uriah Heep - Icon
Van Morrison - Live On Air
Various Artists - Joyful Noise Soundtrack
Various Artists - We are the Works in Progress
Waylon Jennings - Burning (reissue)
Willie Nelson - Broken Promises (reissue)
Willie Nelson - The Last Letter (reissue)
Young London - Young London

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Black Sabbath released a statement on their official Facebook Page:

"With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan--the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.

"This comes as Black Sabbath--Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums)--are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the UK to continue to work with Tony. Further information will be released as it becomes available."

We should expect more news on Iommi's condition shortly.


The White Stripes Release Outtakes 45 RPM

The White Stripes are scheduled to release alternate versions of two classic tracks, neither of which have been available to fans before now. An earlier version of the band's 2003 single "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground," (tilted "Dead Leaves") and an early recording of "Let's Build A Home." The recordings will be sold as part of Jack White's Nashville based label Third Man Recordings' exclusive series of From The Vault releases..

The 1999 versions will be presented on 'White Stripes Outtakes,' a 7-inch record in Vault Package #11, a set which will also include the third and final triple-album volume of the White Stripes’ Singles

Compilation on black, white and yellow vinyl, as well as a fold-out poster integrating with the previous albums and a solar-reactive color-changing Third Man Records T-shirt. Pre-orders start on January 31.


found this very informative, well worth the read:

2012 Music Guide: 50 Most Anticipated Albums of The Year

50 reasons why 2012 is going to be unforgettable for music.

By Johnny Firecloud

We're all done reflecting on 2011 now, right? No more 'best of' lists and nostalgic reflections? Sure, the year kicked ass, but the past has been milked for all it's worth, and 2012 is absolutely packed with enough new releases to make last year look like a slacker's calendar.

Legendary reunions, promising newcomers and highly anticipated return albums abound, and 2012 is already shaping up to be a kickass year for music. Here's our list of the 50 or so most anticipated albums of 2012!

Read more about the Top 50 at



JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, DEEP PURPLE's Ian Gillan, Alice Cooper, Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Chris Jericho (FOZZY) and Dave Grohl (NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS) are among the artists who have signed on to be part of the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album which is being assembled by the singer's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio.

"I'm letting them pick what songs they wanna do in the way they wanna do it," Wendy told Artisan News at last month's Dimebash event in Hollywood, California.

Tentatively due before the end of the year, the Dio tribute album will see Grohl covering BLACK SABBATH's "The Mob Rules" and Halford contributing a version of RAINBOW's "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll".

Ronnie James Dio, best known for his work with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW and his own band DIO, died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67.

Read more at our friends at Blabbermouth


i'd buy it just for the cover...

ASPHYX 7" EP Released

Dutch doom death metallers ASPHYX have released a special edition seven-inch EP called 'Reign Of The Brute' on CM Distro.

Side A:
* Reign Of The Brute (album version) (2:59)
Side B:
* Der Landser (German version) (6:58)

A total of 500 hand-numbered (in respective color) copies are available in the following quantities/vinyl colors:

* 100 transparent red vinyl
* 100 transparent blue vinyl
* 300 black vinyl


album cover art of the day:

DESASTER To Release 'The Arts Of Destruction' In February

German black/thrash commando DESASTER has finished recording its new album, "The Arts Of Destruction", for a February 28 release (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records.

Read more at Blabbermouth

a side note, when i prepared today's post and now looking at it, i wonder if the artwork by both was done by the same artist,.....sure looks that way to me....will research it


oh, and this cover won't cause some trouble.....

GOATWHORE: New Album Details Revealed

"Blood For The Master", the new studio album from New Orleans, Louisiana's sons of American no-frills-black-metal-meets-death-'n'-roll GOATWHORE, will be released in North America on February 14 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was once again recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer with Erik Rutan.

The first single off the album, "Collapse In Eternal Worth", along with "In the Studio" video footage, is now available at Fans can stream or download the single as well as check out the lyric video for the track that incorporates the artwork from both the CD and vinyl versions of the release, each which features different artwork.

Read the rest at Blabbermouth


Paul McCartney New Album Details

Paul McCartney has explained why he has called his upcoming album of covers 'Kisses On The Bottom'. He has taken its name from the lyrics in jazz legend Fats Waller's 1935 hit 'I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter," which McCartney covers on the album. The lyric is:

I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter and make believe it came from you/I’m gonna write words oh so sweet/They’re gonna knock me off of my feet/A lot of kisses on the bottom/I’ll be glad I got ‘em.

The album was recorded with producer Tommy LiPuma, Diana Krall and her band and also features guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder. 'Kisses On The Bottom' is made up of songs McCartney listened to as a child as well as two new songs, ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Only Our Hearts’.

It is set for release on February 6th. The album artwork was taken by McCartney's daughter, Mary McCartney.

'I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter'
'Home (When Shadows Fall)'
'It’s Only A Paper Moon'
'More I Cannot Wish You'
'The Glory Of Love'
'We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)'
'Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive'
'My Valentine'
'My Very Good Friend The Milkman'
'Bye Bye Blackbird'
'Get Yourself Another Fool'
'The Inch Worm'
'Only Our Hearts'


33 Days Author Bill See On Vinyl Record Talk - Tuesday January 10th, 8pm ET / 5pm PT on Radio Dentata

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and in music history for the today, january 9th:

In 1956, a trio known as Buddy Holly and the Two-Tunes kick off a two week tour of the Southern United States as a supporting act for George Jones and Hank Thompson.

In 1959, Dion and The Belmonts perform their newest recording, "Teenager In Love," on American Bandstand. The song will reach #5 in the US and #28 in the UK.

In 1961, orchestra leader Bert Kaempfert knocked Elvis Presley out of the number one spot on the US charts after six weeks with a sleepy instrumental called "Wonderland By Night". Later in the year, Kaempfert would hire The Beatles to back Tony Sheridan on their first commercial recording, "My Bonnie."

Also in 1961, Bob Newhart's comedy LP "The Button Down Mind Strikes Back!" topped the Billboard album chart, just as "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" did the previous year.

In 1962, in Nashville, Roy Orbison recorded "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)."

In 1963, London jazz drummer Charlie Watts left Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated to join a new band called the Rolling Stones.

In 1965, the Beatles started a nine week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 200 album chart with "Beatles 65", the group's fourth US #1 LP. The record jumped from #98 the week before, making the biggest gain in chart history to that point. Also on this date in 65' Sid Bernstein approached Brian Epstein about the Beatles playing Shay Stadium.

In 1965, the UK music show Juke Box Jury, a program where four panelists review new Pop music, turns thumbs down on The Righteous Brothers' latest release, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling", calling it "a miss." It will prove to be one of the most talked about miscalculations in the show's history, as the tune would go on to top both the UK and US charts.

In 1973, Mick Jagger was refused a Japanese visa because of a 1969 drug bust. The event halted the Rolling Stones' plan to tour the Orient. Asked by a reporter about his personal drug use, Jagger replied, "I don't take drugs. I don't approve of drugs and I don't approve of people taking drugs...unless they're very careful."

In 1975, after years of delays, The Beatles & Company partnership was formally dissolved in a private hearing at London's High Court. It took effect on April 9.

In 1976, Graham Parker of Graham Parker & the Rumour signed his first recording contract.

In 1979, a benefit concert called A Gift of Song was held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The performers were Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Abba and Earth, Wind & Fire. The show raised about half a million dollars, but an album of the concert was a flop.

Van Halen's self titled sixth album was released on this date in 1984.

CVR Blog 45rpm Singles Spotlight:

"Nobody Told Me" by John Lennon (single) was released in the UK in 1984 (the 6th in the US)

Recorded (but uncompleted) shortly before his death in 1980, the song was later completed by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono in 1983 and released as the first single from Lennon and Ono's album Milk and Honey in 1984.

"Nobody Told Me" was Lennon's last new single to reach the UK Top 10, peaking at #6 (although a reissue of "Imagine reached #3 in December 1999). The single was also Lennon's last US Top 10 hit, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was his third single to enter the US Top 10 posthumouslyThe B-side features Yoko Ono's "O'Sanity", also from the Milk and Honey album.

The lyrics make reference to "a little yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu" which is similar to a line from J. Milton Hayes' poem entitled The Green Eye of the Yellow God. Hayes' line was "There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu".

Another line in the song is "There's UFO's over New York and I ain't too surprised", apparently a reference to a UFO sighting Lennon had back in 1974. He made reference to this in the liner notes to his 1974 album Walls and Bridges with the message: "On the 23rd August 1974 at 9 o'clock I saw a U.F.O. - J.L.".

The line "Nobody told me there'd be days like these..." is in contrast to the old adage "My mother told me there'd be days like this."

The promo video for the single was made up of clips of footage from Lennon's other videos, as are most posthumous Lennon videos.

In 1997, a day after his birthday, David Bowie held his 50th Birthday Bash concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Guest performers included Frank Black, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of the Cure, the Foo Fighters, and Lou Reed. Proceeds from the concert went to the Save The Children fund.

In 1988, Whitney Houston led the Billboard singles chart with "So Emotional", her sixth consecutive number one song. Up to that point, only The Beatles and The Bee Gees had scored six straight chart toppers.

In 1998, Cher gives an emotional eulogy at Sonny Bono's funeral in Palm Springs, California, where she praised the man who had been a husband, friend, partner, father figure and rival, calling him "the most unforgettable character I've ever met." The event was broadcast live to millions of people on CNN.

In 2003, a grand piano once owned by Elvis Presley was sold for $685,000. Music producer Robert Johnson and partner Larry Moss sold the piano to the chairman of the Blue Moon Group, Michael Muzio, who was planning to take the piano on a casino-sponsored promotional tour. He was then planning for the piano to be shown at the proposed rock museum at Walt Disney World.

In 2007, Britain's Royal Mail issued a series of Beatles postage stamps.

In 2009, Dave Dee, of the British Pop Rock group Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, died following a three year battle with cancer at the age of 67. In the late 60's the band spent more time on the UK charts than The Beatles, scoring a number one single in 1968 with "The Legend of Xanadu".

birthdays today include (among others): David Johansen (New York Dolls) (62), Crystal Gayle (61), Joan Baez (71), Dave Matthews (45), Steven Harwell (Smash Mouth) (45), Carl Bell (Fuel) (45) and the legendary Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) (68)