Monday, April 2, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - April 3, 2012

AU - Both Lights
Adam Cohen - Like a Man
Al Jardine - A Postcard From California
All The Young - Welcome Home
Amadou & Marian - Folia
Beak - Eyrie
Bear In Heaven - I Love You, It’s Cool
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - Nadir
Black Mountain - Year Zero: The Original Soundtrack
Bobby Conn - Macaroni
Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream
Boys Noize -The Remixes 2004-2011
Breton - Other People's Problems
Bright Eyes - Every Day and Every Night (EP) (reissue) (vinyl)
Bright Eyes - Letting Off the Happiness (reissue) (vinyl)
Burial - Kindred EP (vinyl)
Caltrop - Ten Million Years and Eight Minutes
Candlebox - Love Stories and other Musings
Ceu - Caravana Sereia Bloom
Cheryl Lynn - In the Night Expand
Chris Clark - Iradelphic
City And Colour - Europe Live (2011)
Clarence Bucaro - Walls of the World
Clark - Iradelphic
Céu - Caravana Sereia Bloom
David Sylvian - Victim of Stars 1982 - 2012 (2 CDs)
De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 - First Serve
Demi Lovato - Unbroken
Denison Witmer - The Ones Who Wait
Doris Day - With a Smile And A Song (2 CDs)
Dr. John - Locked Down
Dragonette - Let It Go
East 17 - Dark Light
Elvis Costello - The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Wheel
Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Rolant Rat”/Brain Storm
Evans The Death - Evans The Death
Eye - Center Of The Sun
Failsafe - Routines
fIREHOSE - lowFLOWs: The Columbia Anthology ('91 - '93)
First Aid Kit - Big Black and the Blue (vinyl)
Graham Coxon - A+E
Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere
Greenpot Bluepot - Ascend at the Dead End
Havenside - Nemesis
High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
Hollis Brown - Nothing and the Famous No One
Hour Of Penance - Sedition
Imperial Leisure - Death To The One Trick Pony
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim (Gold CD)
Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson - Thick As A Brick 2
Joachim Cooder - Love on a Real Train
Johnny Cash - Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth (2 CDs)
Joshua McCormack - The Phantom King
Julia Holter - Tragedy
Killing Joke - 2012
King Tuff - Wild Desire (7")
LUFF - Maybe It’s Just Sleeping (EP)
Labrinth - Electronic Earth
Les Momies De Palerme - Brulez Ce Coeur
Lightships - Electric Cables
Linda Lewis - A Tear And A Smile
Lori Carson - Another Year
Lostprophets - Weapons
Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
Love On A Real Train - Love On A Real Train
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - Wasted
Lux - We Are Not The Same
Magic Bullets - Much Adu About (EP)
Marvin Sapp - I Win
Meli'sa Morgan - Do Me Baby
Midtown Dickens - Home
Mock Suns - Here Nor There
Morgan Page - In The Air
MxPx - Plans Within Plans
New Build - Yesterday Was Lived and Lost
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
O'Jays - We'll Never Forget You: Imperial Years 1963 - 1966
Obie Trice - Bottoms Up
Of Monsters & Men - My Head Is an Animal
Orbital - Wonky
Our Lady Peace - Curve
Outcast - Awaken the Reason
Over Kill - The Electric Age
Paul Van Dyk - Evolution
Photek - DJ-Kicks
Pointer Sisters - Energy
Quantic and Alice Russell - Look Around the Corner
Rachel Yamagata - Chesapeake
Rascal Flatts - Changed
Ravens and Chimes - Holiday Life
Rene & Angela - Rise
Ringo Starr - Ringo 2012
Robin Gibb & Royal Philharmonic - Gibb: The Titanic Requiem
Rocky Votolato - Television Of Saints
Roxette - Travelling
Roxy Music - Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982 (box set)
Ryan Power - I Don't Want To Die
Screaming Females - Ugly
Serge Devant - Rewind
Seth Lakeman - Tales From The Barrelhouse
Simon Felice - Simon Felice
Sondre Lerche - Duper Sessions (reissue) (vinyl)
Sondre Lerche - Phantom Punch (reissue) (vinyl)
Sondre Lerche - Two way Monologue (reissue) (vinyl)
Stephen Curtis Chapman - Number 1's Volume 1
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (Gold CD)
Swans - The Burning Wood
Tavares - Supercharged
The Futureheads - Rant
The Jealous Sound - Gentle Reminder (vinyl)
The Jezabels - Prisoner
The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow (reissue)
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs (reissue)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (reissue)
The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come (reissue)
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (reissue)
The Smiths - The Smiths (reissue)
The Smiths - The World Won't Listen (reissue)
The Vespers - The Fourth Wall
The Wave Pictures - Long Black Cars
Todd Rundgren & Utopia - Disco Jets
Tribal Tech - X
Turin Brakes - The Optimist Live
Tuxedomoon - Unearthed
Tycho - Dive (12")
UV Pop - No Songs Tomorrow
Venetian Snares - A Giant Alien Force More Violent and Sick Than Anything You Can Imagine
White Arrows - Fireworks of The Sea
White Fence - Family Perfume, Vol. 1
Whitejacket - Hollows and Rounds
Willis Earl Beal - Acousmatic Sourcery
Wilson Phillips - Dedicated
Wishbone Ash - Live Dates II
World Blanket - 2012
wzrd - wzrd (vinyl)
Yppah - Eighty One
Zammuto - Zammuto

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They’re reinventing the wheel (the one for vinyl records)

Lexington High grads win grant for turntable design

By Lisa Kocian / Globe Staff

Brookline roommates Bob Hertig and Peter Maltzan were in the market for a new turntable for their extensive vinyl record collection, but couldn’t find what they were looking for.

So, the two Lexington High School graduates, along with a third alum, Ben Carter, decided to make it themselves.

Hertig, a mechanical engineering major at Northeastern University, and Maltzan, a bass guitarist studying at the Berklee College of Music, wanted a turntable that produced great sound for a reasonable price, and they were willing to forgo a lot of the bells and whistles included on the models now being produced.

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Legacy Recordings Rolls Out All-star Line-up of Historic Collectibles for Record Store Day 2012

Legacy's Limited Edition Record Store Day Exclusives Include Releases From Ozzy Osbourne, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Janis Joplin, Uncle Tupelo, 311, Lou Reed, Miles Davis, The Clash, Patti Smith, Shuggie Otis, Iggy & the Stooges, and Tedeschi Trucks Band

NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce an all-star line-up of 7" and 12" vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day 2012, celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

For RSD 2012, Legacy is offering a range of releases appealing to a variety of tastes from classic artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Janis Joplin, Uncle Tupelo, 311, Lou Reed, Miles Davis, The Clash, Patti Smith, Shuggie Otis, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Iggy & the Stooges.

Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture taking place on the third Saturday in April. In January, RSD announced the appointment of Iggy Pop to the post of Record Store Day 2012 Ambassador.

Legacy Recordings releases for Record Store Day 2012 include:

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Live - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LPs (two disc set) - A limited, numbered collector's edition recorded live on the 1981 Blizzard of Ozz tour with mythic guitarist Randy Rhoads

Ozzy Believer Live - 7" single - A limited, numbered collector's edition on polka-dot vinyl featuring "Believer" (Live) + "Goodbye to Romance" (2010 guitar and vocal mix)

Willie Nelson

Just Breathe - CD single - Features Willie's cover of Pearl Jam's "Just Breathe," a key track from Heroes, his upcoming new album on Legacy, as well as a non-album cut, "Can I Sleep In Your Arms" (a new recording of a Hank Cochran tune Willie first recorded for Red-Headed Stranger in 1975). CD single includes "Come On Back Jesus" (also from Heroes) and a $2 coupon redeemable on purchases of Heroes (available May 15).

Paul Simon

Graceland - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP - The original Grammy Award-winning long-playing album on 25th anniversary of first release. Includes a collectible Graceland poster PLUS card for downloadable MP3s of full album and three bonus songs.

Janis Joplin

Pearl - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP - Joplin's farewell studio recordings sourced from the original masters with cover art meticulously recreated from the original.

Highlights From The Pearl Sessions - 10" vinyl EPs (two disc set) - Created exclusively for Record Store Day, this collection includes rare and unreleased studio outtakes of classic songs specifically culled from the recently discovered studio recordings used to create The Pearl Sessions. Highlights From The Pearl Sessions comes packaged in a gatefold jacket with extensive liner notes and rare photographs.

Uncle Tupelo

The Seven Inch Singles Box - 7" vinyl singles (four 45rpm disc set) - Numbered sets including a 14"x7" poster plus three original replica singles and one previously unreleased 7" disc. Singles are: "I Got Drunk" b/w "Sin City"; "Gun" b/w "I Wanna Destroy You"; "Sauget Wind" b/w "Looking For A Way Out" (acoustic)/"Take My Word"; "That Year" (1988 demo) b/w "Pickle River" (1987 demo).

No Depression - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP - Long out of print on vinyl, litho-wrapped

still feel gone. - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP - Long out of print on vinyl, litho-wrapped

March 16-20, 1992 - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP - Long out of print on vinyl, litho-wrapped


Music - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP - Numbered edition in gatefold jacket, newly mastered by Joe Gastwirt, this marks the first time 311's Music has ever been available on vinyl.

Lou Reed

Rock N Roll Animal - 12" 120-gram vinyl LP - The classic 1974 live album including "Sweet Jane" and more in a gatefold sleeve.

Transformer - 12" 120-gram vinyl LP - The definitive glam-rock masterpiece from 1972, produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, featuring "Walk On The Wild Side," "Perfect Day," "Satellite of Love," "Vicious" and others.

Miles Davis

Forever Miles - 12" LP - This collection, created especially for Record Store Day, makes five quintessential Miles Davis performances available for the first time on commercial vinyl. A cross-section of tracks from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Forever Miles includes "Dear Old Stockholm," an alternate take from the Miles and John Coltrane box set; "Blues For Pablo," Take 1 from the Miles and Gil Evans box set; "Hand Jive," an alternate take from the Miles Quintet box set; "Early Minor," a new mix from the In A Silent Way box set; and "Directions," an unreleased version from Live at the Fillmore East 1970.

The Clash

London Calling 2012 - 7" single - "London Calling" (2012 mix) and "London Calling" (2012 instrumental), two previously unreleased new mixes by Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Bill Price (engineer on the original "London Calling"). This Record Store Day exclusive features artwork images from Pennie Smith.

Patti Smith

Horses - 12" 120-gram vinyl LP - A pillar of the punk rock pantheon, this 1975 album from Patti Smith, her major label debut, helped her find a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Shuggie Otis

Inspiration Information c/w Magic - 7" single - This limited numbered edition on purple vinyl premieres "Magic," an unreleased diamond from Shuggie's personal archive.

Iggy and the Stooges

Raw Power - 12" 120-gram vinyl LPs (two disc set) - One of the most influential albums of all time, the 1973 cornerstone of punk on two discs: the original 1973 David Bowie mix on one, the 1997 Iggy Pop mix on the other. The gatefold set includes a 16-page booklet featuring rare photos and liner notes. Iggy Pop is serving as 2012 Record Store Day Ambassador.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Revelator- LIVE EP - CD single - Contains outstanding live versions of songs from Grammy-winning Revelator album handpicked from the band's triumphant 2011 tour. A first taste of TTB's upcoming live album, Everybody's Talkin', the Revelator LIVE EP includes an exclusive non-album performance and a $2 coupon redeemable on purchases of the album, coming May 22.

SOURCE Legacy Recordings


album cover art of the day:

Dawn Of Demise Reveals New Album Artwork

Dawn of Demise have recently revealed the Marco Hasmann created cover artwork for the band's new album 'Rejoice in Vengeance, which is due out on Unique Leader Records this summer.


Drive Vinyl Available For Pre-Order Now

Invada Records have revealed plans to release the soundtrack to Drive on vinyl this May, with copies available to pre-order now via their official site.

The records will be available on black heavyweight vinyl, pink vinyl or as a picture disk.


from our friends at VinylRecordTalk

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 03/31/2012

Ok, this is trippy. A Butcher cover, though sealed sells for over $5k, and a "Please Please Me" 1st sells for under $2.5k. I'll call it an anomaly. If I see it three or more times I'll think about it as maybe bad taste, five or more its a trend if I like it or not. The Sun Ra LP was the coolest thing on the list this week.

1. LP - The Beatles "Yesterday And Today" Mono 1st State Butcher Cover Sealed - $5,101.99

2. LP - Sun Ra "Supersonic Jazz" Saturn - $2,500.00

3. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Mono - $2,476.44

4. 45 - Scorpio and his People "The Unforgiven" / "Theme From The Movietown sound" - $2,300.00

5. 45 - Hopeton Lewis "Come Live It Up" / "She Is Gone" - $2,025.00

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and in music history for april 2nd:

In 1942, Glenn Miller & His Orchestra, featuring trumpeter Billy May, recorded "American Patrol," their swing band version of a march tune written in 1885. The Miller single peaked at #15 in the summer of '42.

In 1955, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Slim Whitman, Johnny Horton and Floyd Cramer all appeared on the Louisiana Hayride.

In 1956, in Memphis, Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two recorded "I Walk The Line." The single remained on the record charts for over 43 weeks, and sold over 2 million copies.

In 1957, Elvis Presley played before a combined audience of 23,000 people in two concerts at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The second of the concerts, for 15,000 fans, was the largest audience Elvis had faced to date. His opening acts included an Irish tenor, a tap dancer and a comedian who imitated a woman taking off a girdle. Presley performed formally outside the US only four times in his career - the two concerts in Toronto, one the following night in Ottawa, and one in Vancouver later in 1957.

In 1960, Lonnie Donegan becomes the first British artist to enter the UK chart at number one when "My Old Man's A Dustman" debuts at the top. The only previous artist to achieve this feat was Elvis Presley.

In 1964, Brian Wilson produced the instrumental track for the Beach Boys' "I Get Around." It was during this session that Brian Wilson dismissed his father Murry as the group's manager. The vocals were recorded during a session eight days later on April 10. The lead vocal features Mike Love on the verses and Brian Wilson on the choruses with backing vocals from Brian, Carl & Dennis Wilson, Mike Love and Alan Jardine (the soaring falsetto is Brian Wilson). It became the group's first #1 hit in the US.

In 1964, Elvis Presley released the "Kissin' Cousins" movie soundtrack album.

In 1965, Freddie And The Dreamers recorded "Do The Freddie," a song that was put together quickly after American audiences wanted to know more about the swaying motion that lead singer Fred Garrity seemed to do on stage. Although it reached #18 in the US, it was dismissed as "silly" in the UK and never released.

Also in 1965, the UK music show Ready Steady Go! takes on a temporary name change to Ready Steady Goes Live!. Acts would now perform their songs live instead of miming to their records. The series ran until December 23rd, 1966, with the last show being titled Ready Steady Goes!.

In 1966, Jan & Dean, Sonny & Cher, the Mamas & the Papas, the Turtles, Otis Redding, Donovan and Bob Lind put on a charity concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

In 1966, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass became the first act to have four entries simultaneously in the Top 10 of the Billboard album chart.

In 1967, eighteen year old Steve Winwood left The Spencer Davis Group to join Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood in Traffic. Winwood had been with Spencer Davis since he was 15.

In 1967, at a Rolling Stones concert in Austria, a person threw a smoke bomb on the stage leading to a riot. 154 fans were arrested.

In 1968, the Jimi Hendrix Experience performed at the Paul Sauvé Arena in Montréal.

In 1969, Frank Sinatra's version of "My Way" entered the Billboard Hot 100 where it would rise to #27. In the UK, the song would spend an amazing 75 weeks in the Top 40, peaking at #5.

In 1969, the group Child, which included a young Bruce Springsteen, made their live debut in Wanamassa, NJ.

In 1970, Phil Spector completed final editing and mixing for the Beatles' 'Let It Be' album, 16 months after the "Get Back" project began.

In 1970, at Lyle Tuttle's shop on Seventh Street in San Francisco, Janis Joplin got two (and her only) tattoos – a Florentine bracelet on the outer part of her left wrist, and a little heart on one of her breasts. She explained, "See, the one on my wrist is for everybody, the one on my tit is for me and my friends, just a little treat for the boys, like icing on the cake."

In 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a news conference in New York to discuss their appeal of the Immigration Department's decision to deport John.

On this day in 1973, "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence was the #1 song.

In 1974, the British pirate radio station Piccadilly Radio went on the air.

In 1977, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumors' album went to #1 on the Billboard chart where it stayed for 31 weeks. Worldwide, the LP would sell over 25 million copies.

In 1987, U2 kicked off their 29-date North American Joshua Tree tour at the Arizona State Activity Centre. During the concert, Bono introduced a version of "Helter Skelter" by announcing "This is a song Charles Manson stole from the Beatles. We're stealing it back."

In 1987, jazz drummer Buddy Rich died of complications caused by a brain tumor at the age of 69.

In 1990, Eric Clapton was fined and lost his drivers license for three months after being clocked at 105 MPH.

In 1998, model/dancer/singer Rob Pilatus, one half of pop duo Milli Vanilli, was found dead in a Frankfurt Hotel room after apparently taking a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol. He was 32.

In 1998, drummer (Venus) Cor van der Beek of the Shocking Blue died at the age of 49.

In 2001, Mariah Carey signed with Virgin for three albums in what was, at the time, the biggest recording deal in history.

In 2003, R&B singer Edwin Starr died following a heart attack at age 61.

In 2004, Paul Atkinson, guitarist for The Zombies, lost his battle with liver and kidney disease. He was 58. The band's biggest hits included "She's Not There", "Tell Her No" and "Time Of The Season."

In 2006, a John Lennon schoolbook containing the then-12-year-old's drawing of Lewis Carroll's poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter" sold at auction for £126,500, ($239,733). The poem inspired Lennon to write the Beatles' song "I Am the Walrus." A ship's log book written by Lennon during a stormy trip to Bermuda in 1980 sold for £12,000, ($22,741). A letter from Paul McCartney to his bandmates Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr failed to get its £50,000, ($94,742) minimum required bid.

birthdays today include (among others): Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5) (33), Leon Russell (70), Emmylou Harris (65), David Robinson (Cars) (59) and Greg Camp (Smash Mouth) (45)