Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

this from the atlantic city area, vinyl lives!

Vinyl holds nostalgic value for area audiophiles

By ROB SPAHR Staff Writer

NORTHFIELD — Anthony Tedeschi used to be able to rattle off the competitors of the five Tunes music stores he owns with high school friend, Chip Heuisler.

But now the 43-year-old Marlton resident — who opened his first record store, Tunes on the Dunes in Ocean City in 1989 — has to think hard to name a competitor that can match his inventory.

“It’s tough,” said Tedeschi, while trying to think of the nearest competitor to his Route 9 location, besides the four other stores he owns in Marlton, Hoboken, Turnersville and Vorhees. “Princeton maybe?”

What used to be a rite of passage for youngsters — going to a record store for the latest release or exploring stacks of compact discs has been lost to the instant gratification of a few mouse clicks and express shipping.

Read the rest of the article at pressofatlanticcity.com


Jack White To Release Solo LP

Jack White has just released the details of his debut solo album. Despite recording with the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and Dead Weather and many other musicians, White has never released a solo record under his own name. The album, called 'Blunderbuss,' is set for release will on April 24th via White's own Third Man Records.

"Love Interruption" is the first taste of Jack White's debut album. You can pre-order your copy of the 7" single that also features the B-side "Machine Gun Silhouette" HERE

White says via a press release: "[Blunderbuss is] an album I couldn't have released until now. I've put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas."


Cult Releasing New LP

The Cult has wrapped up recording the group’s first studio album in five years. It's called ‘Choice of Weapon’ and will be released on May 21st on their new UK label Cooking Vinyl. The 10 tracks reveal the band at its rawest and most visceral, encapsulating cinematic visions and themes of love, revolt, and redemption.

The record was written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, recorded in New York City, Los Angeles, the California high desert, and the band’s Witch Mountain studios in the Hollywood Hills between July and December 2011. The new release features founding members Astbury on vocals and Duffy on guitars, with drummer John Tempesta and bassist Chris Wyse. “We have had the opportunity to work with two of the most influential and talented producers in the world today,” said Astbury. “They pushed us beyond our comfort zone, and helped us craft ‘Choice of Weapon.’”

The album is set to be released as a special edition fan pack on May 14th, followed by digital and double vinyl on May 21st and the CD and deluxe CD’s on June 4th.

1. Honey from a Knife
2. Elemental Light
3. The Wolf
4. Life > Death
5. For The Animals
6. Amnesia
7. Wilderness Now
8. Lucifer
9. A Pale Horse
10. This Night In The City Forever

Bonus CD tracks:
1. Every Man And Woman Is A Star
2. Embers
3. Until The Light Takes Us
4. Siberia


the folks at Vinyl Record Talk bring us this info:

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Records Sales - Week Ending 01/28/2012

The record that launched a million bands tops the list this week. It's said of the 1000 or so people who bought the first Velvet Underground record when it came out that every one of them went out and started a band. Well that is certainly true even up to today of just about everyone who bought a reissue. The copy that sold this week and topped the list actually came in a very low price, considering the seller described it as flawless. A near mint copy has sold for twice the price in better times. The vinyl market doesn't seem depressed as just all over the place. Some weeks prices break records, others, like this one, disappoint. The Combinations 45 is a killer Northern that has gone for $6k in the past.

The next three spots (including a tie for #3) are taken by German violin 78s, and a 60s private Psych LP out of Duluth MN finds it way onto the list.

1. LP - The Velvet Underground "The Velvet Underground And Nico" Verve Mono Banana Peel Cover - $3,144.37

2. 45 - The Combinations "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" / "The Goddess Of Love" Kimtone 1001 - $2,646.00

3. 78 - Professor Adolf Busch "Gavotte" / "Schero" Berlin DG 62470 - $2,500.00

3. 78 - Professor Adolf Busch "Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No.7" / "Tartini: Vartationen Uber Ein Thema Von Corelli" Berlin DG 65980

4. 78 - Freddie Keppard's Jazz Cardinals "Strut 1" / "Salty Dog" Paramount 12399 - $2,225.00

5. LP - The Sound Of The Reign "Reigned Out" Private Press - $2,000.00

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Records Sales - Week Ending 01/21/2012

Probably the second most sought after Stones vinyl collectible (after the pulled "Street Fighting Man" 45 pic sleeve) this UK promotional record that made the #1 spot was sent by Decca to the music press and other VIPs in the UK in 1969. In hindsight its hard to imagine, but after the death of Brian Jones, the future of the Rolling Stones was uncertain in terms of continued popularity, and up until "Exile On Main Street" the financial viability of the band was in question. Decca obviously thought they needed a boost.

Several original Blue Note LPs show up this week, and the return of Northern Soul continues.

1. LP - The Rolling Stones "promotional album" Decca UK Promo 1969 - $5,640.12

2. 45 - Nabay "Believe It Or Not" / "Believe It Or Not instr" Impact 1032 - $3,005.00

3. LP - Lee Morgan "Candy" Blue Note 1590 - $2,111.00

4. LP - Kenny Burrell "self-titled" Blue Note 1543 (Warhol Cover) - $2,025.00

5. 10" - Rose Batiste & San Remo Strings "Hit & Run" / "They're For You?" Acetate - $2,024.00

Vinyl Record Talk is Live Today at 8pm ET / 5pm PT at Radio Dentata

We'll be back live on Radio Dentata this Tuesday, and we're also going to have video on BlogTV. So join us for an experimental broadcast as a couple of old farts try and grasp a new and strange world.

But we'll be bringing along the comfort of warm vinyl, with some private press Prog from the bowels of the 1970s, and some sweet soul 45s.

We'll have the Top 5 for the past few weeks, plus Rolling Stones urinals in the news.


these types of collaborations sell by the millions....

'NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 41' to be Released February 7

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, will release NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 41 on February 7.

NOW 41 will be available on CD and for download purchase from all major digital service providers.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 41 features 16 current major chart hits from today's hottest artists, including LMFAO, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Adele, Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine, Coldplay, Toby Keith, and more, plus four free up-and-coming "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview tracks.

The "NOW What's Next" bonus track program featured on each numeric NOW release continues to preview hot new artists with tomorrow's biggest hits. NOW 41 showcases up and coming tracks from Sammy Adams, Hunter Hayes, Susan Justice, and The Wanted.

The NOW That's What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from EMI Music North America, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 41 will be distributed by EMI Music North America. NOW and NOW That's What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited.

The NOW That's What I Call Music! series debuted in the U.S. in 1998, after the brand had been a multi-platinum international success for 15 years. The series has generated sales exceeding 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 83 million copies in the U.S. Every album in the numeric U.S. series has reached Billboard's Top 10, and 15 NOW releases have reached #1, second only to The Beatles in chart history.


NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 41 [CD; digital]

1. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
2. Katy Perry - The One That Got Away
3. Lady Gaga - Marry The Night
4. Jessie J - Domino
5. Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine - Stereo Hearts
6. T-Pain featuring Lily Allen - 5 O'Clock
7. J. Cole - Work Out
8. Pitbull featuring Chris Brown - International Love
9. Breathe Carolina - Blackout
10. Selena Gomez and the Scene - Love You Like A Love Song
11. Gavin DeGraw - Not Over You
12. Coldplay - Paradise
13. Adele - Someone Like You
14. Nickelback - Lullaby
15. Luke Bryan - I Don't Want This Night To End
16. Toby Keith - Red Solo Cup

BONUS TRACKS: "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview

17. Sammy Adams - Blow Up
18. Hunter Hayes - Somebody's Heartbreak
19. Susan Justice - Eat Dirt
20. The Wanted - Glad You Came

SOURCE EMI Music / Sony Music Entertainment / Universal Music Group


i like the band, but this is a pretty bold leading line.....certainly could be debated...

"Best New Band in the Last Decade" to Release Live Double CD

Black Country Communion to Release Rip-Roaring Double Concert CD "Live Over Europe" on February 28, 2012

BCC to go back into the studio for third record this Summer

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Country Communion, the English-American rock band featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), will release their first concert CD Live Over Europe on February 28, 2012 on the J&R Adventures imprint. This 2-disc CD follows up the October 2011 release of the 2-disc DVD by the same name. The album is available for pre-order at: www.bccommunion.com. Get your free download of the single "Cold" from the live album at: http://bitly.com/BCCPRERORDER.

Recently named by Eddie Trunk and co-hosts as "Best New Band of the Last 10 Years" on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, BCC taped Live Over Europe during its debut tour in the summer of 2011. On the album, the band blazes through 17 tracks, recorded in surround over three nights, playing to packed venues in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin. The set list includes songs from both of BCC's albums – 2010's self-titled debut and 2011's sophomore release 2 - including "Black Country," "One Last Soul," "Save Me," "Man In The Middle," "Cold," and "Song of Yesterday." Also included in the mix is "The Ballad Of John Henry," from Bonamassa's 2009 solo album and the Deep Purple classic "Burn."

Producer Kevin Shirley explains, "We saw that this live act could be an awesome force of nature to behold; one that promised legendary performances like those of our heroes of Classic Rock. The plan was to get them out there for the entire world to hear. Records allow a certain musical finesse, but live performance promises so much in the very transient nature of a gig; chances are taken, boundaries are crossed and the most exciting performances explode. Two studio albums built a repertoire big enough for a full concert which allowed us to unleash the monster for all the world to see and feel."

Guitar World named BCC's 2 as #12 in their Top 50 Albums of 2011. In November, BCC scooped up the Breakthrough Award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. ClassicRockRevisited.com called BCC the "Great Last Hope for Classic Hard Rock."

BCC debut tour took the band around the world, playing to cities in North America and Europe. On June 10, at Anaheim, CA's Grove of Anaheim, The Orange County Register exclaimed, "The four members of BCC truly recast the heavy rock of the '60s and '70s and yank it into the 21st century as well as anyone in recent memory."

Disc 1
1. Revolution of the Machine
2. Black Country
3. One Last Soul
4. Crossfire
5. Save Me
6. The Battle For Hadrian's Wall
7. Beggarman
8. Faithless
9. Song of Yesterday
10. I Can See Your Spirit

Disc 2
11. Cold
12. The Ballad of John Henry
13. The Outsider
14. The Great Divide
15. Sista Jane
16. Man In The Middle
17. Burn


All Four Small Faces Albums Getting Multi-Disk Reissues

They are about to go into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and, on May 7, Universal Music will release deluxe edition of all four albums released by the Small Faces.

The albums in question: Small Faces (April 1966) From the Beginning (June 1967); Small Faces (June 1967) and Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (June 1968) will each be released as deluxe two-disc editions with the notable exception of Ogden's which has now been expanded to three discs.

All newly re-mastered, these definitive editions carry both the mono and stereo versions of the albums, plus related non-album singles and alternate versions many of which are previously unreleased or released for the first time on CD.

Read more at our friends at vintagevinylnews


in music history for january 31st:

In 1957, Decca Records announced that Bill Haley And His Comets' "Rock Around The Clock" had sold over a million copies in the UK, mostly on 10 inch 78's.

In 1959, Bob Dylan is said to have been in the audience as Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played Duluth, Minnesota less than three days before their fatal plane crash.

In 1961, at 24 years old, Bobby Darin becomes the youngest performer at that time to headline a TV special as Bobby Darin & Friends airs on NBC.

In 1963, the Beach Boys record "Surfin' USA", which will climb to number three in the US by mid-April. Although it was credited as being composed by Brian Wilson, the tune was a note-for-note cover of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen". Following a lawsuit, Berry was granted writing credit and royalties from the record.

In 1967, the Beatles spent a second day at Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, England to complete filming for the “Strawberry Fields Forever” promotional video. The film was shot in color for the benefit of the US market since UK television was still broadcasting only in black and white. Taking time out from filming, John Lennon bought an 1843 poster from an antiques shop in Surrey, which provided him with most of the lyrics for the song “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.”

In 1969, singer/songwriter/keyboardist Billy Preston signed with Apple Records.

Also in 1969, the Beatles recorded the master take of the song "Let It Be." Paul McCartney played piano, John Lennon played bass, newly signed Billy Preston played organ, with George Harrison on guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. Harrison overdubbed new guitar solos, one in late April 1969, another in early January 1970. The first overdub solo was used for the original single release, produced and mixed by George Martin, and the "more stinging" second overdub solo was used for the Phil Spector-mixed original album release.

Also in 1969, Crow recorded "Evil Woman Don't Play Your Games With Me."

In 1970, the Jackson 5 score the first of four straight Billboard number one hits with "I Want You Back". The song reached #2 in the UK.

In 1970, in New Orleans, members of the Grateful Dead were arrested for possession of LSD and barbiturates. Reportedly the band had clashed with mob interests in Texas who alerted the New Orleans Police Department. The incident is alleged to be the inspiration for their song "Truckin,'" with lines in the song such as "Houston, too close to New Orleans" and "set up like a bowling pin."

Creedence Clearwater Revial (CCR) filmed a television special in 1970.

In 1970, Slim Harpo, who had a US Top 40 hit with "Baby Scratch My Back", died of a heart attack while recording in London. He was 46.

In 1972, less than a day after an incident now known as "Bloody Sunday" in which British soldiers killed twelve Irish civil rights demonstrators, Paul McCartney writes and records "Give Ireland Back To The Irish". After some resistance from EMI, the song will finally be released on February 25th, but was immediately banned by the BBC, Radio Luxembourg and the Independent Television Authority. Despite the lack of air-play, the song would reach #1 on the singles charts in the Republic of Ireland and Spain, also climbing to #16 on the UK singles chart and #21 in the US.

In 1978, Blood Sweat & Tears saxophone player Greg Herbert died of an accidental drug overdose in Amsterdam during the band's European tour. He was just 30 years old.

In 1979, the Clash began their first US tour with Bo Diddley as their opening act.

In 1981, Jazz drummer Cozy Cole, who had a US #3 hit with "Topsy, Part II" in 1958, died of cancer at age 73.

Also in 1981, Blondie tops the Cashbox Best Sellers list and The Billboard Hot 100 with "The Tide Is High", a song written and recorded in 1967 by John Holt and his Kingston, Jamaica band, The Paragons.

In 1985, the mother of the group The Cowsills, Barbara Cowsill, passes away at the age of 56. She and her family were the real life inspiration for The Partridge Family TV show.

Also in 1985, at the Chaplin Stage in Hollywood, California, former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty gave his first live performance in 14 years.

On this day in 1985, "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner was the #1 song.

In 1987, Paul Simon's "Graceland" went to number 1 on the UK album chart. The LP would stay on the list for 101 weeks.

In 1997, David Bowie released part of his holdings in intellectual property for sale on the stock market, becoming the first Rock star to offer Wall Street stock options on his career.

In 1998, at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen, members of the E Street Band, Jon Bon Jovi, and Southside Johnny performed at the "Come Together" benefit concert for the family of Sgt. Patrick King, a New Jersey police officer who had been killed in the line of duty.

In 2001, it was announced that Peter Criss was leaving KISS and that he would be replaced by Eric Singer for the remainder of dates of the farewell tour. Criss' last show was on October 7, 2000.

In 2008, Natasha Bedingfield entered the U.S. charts at #3 for her album Pocketful of Sunshine, equaling the record set by soul singer Sade with the highest-ever U.S. chart debut for a U.K.-signed female. Bedingfield sold 50,000 copies of the record in its first week of release.

In 2009, Dewy Martin, drummer and backing vocalist for Buffalo Springfield on their 1967 hit "For What It's Worth", died from hardening of the arteries at the age of 68.

In 2010, Beyoncé set a Grammy record for females when she won six. The six awards were Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Contemporary R&B Album.

birthdays today include (among others): Marcus Mumford (Muford & Sons) (25), Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) (61), Henry Wayne Casey (K.C. & the Sunshine Band) (61), Curly Smith (Jo Jo Gunne) (60), Adrian Vandenberg (Whitesnake) (58), John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.) (56), Scott Ian (born Scott Rosenfeld) (Anthrax) (49), Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) (48), Chad Channing (Nirvana) (45) and Jason Cooper (Cure) (45)