Monday, April 16, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - April 17, 2012

ÆGES - The Bridge
10,000 Maniacs - Our Time in Eden (remastered) (vinyl)
A Censored Sunlight - The Origin
Absolute Monarchs - 1
Alan Jackson - The Essential Alan Jackson
Allo Darlin' - Europe
Anathema - Weather Systems
Ancestors - In Dreams and Time
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works II (reissue) (vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who?: Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)
Azealia Banks - 1991 EP
Battles - Dross Glop
Becoming The Archetype - Celestial Progression
Billy Bragg and Wilco - Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions
Björk - Crystalline/Solstice (12")
Black Francis - The Golem (vinyl)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl (reissue) (vinyl)
Blue Oyster Cult - Essential (2 CDs)
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Marley: Original Soundtrack (2 CDs)
Braid - Movie Music 1 (reissue)
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Their Satanic Majesties Second Request (reissue) (vinyl)
Burl Ives - Sweet, Sad & Salty
Butterfly Boucher - Butterfly Boucher
Cancer Bats - Dead Set on Living
Chicane - Thousand Mile Stare
Chris Botti - Impressions
Clock Opera - Ways to Forget
Code Orange Kids/Full Of Hell - Split
Coke Weed - Nice Dreams
Cowboy Copas - Complete Hit Singles A's & B's (2 CDs)
Dar Williams - In The Time Of Gods
Dave Alvin - Eleven Eleven Expanded
David Bowie - Starman (vinyl)
Demon Hunter - True Defiance
Deniece Williams - Hot On The Trail: Expanded Edition
Deniece Williams - I'm So Proud: Expanded Edition
Donovan - The Essential Donovan (2 CDs)
DragonForce - The Power Within
Dry the River - Shallow Bed
Ebo Taylor - Appia Kwa Bridge
Elan - See Us Spin
Emmure - Slave To The Game
Enthroned - Obsidium
Eric Hutchinson - Moving Up Living Down
Exumer - Fire & Damnation
Frank Black - Live at Melkweg (vinyl)
Future - Pluto
Gemma Hayes - Let It Break
Gemma Ray - Island Fire
Gordon Lightfoot - Massey Hall Moments: All Live
Graf Orlock - Los Angeles
Grateful Dead - The Very Best of Grateful Dead (reissue) (vinyl)
Grave Babies - Gothdammit (EP) (vinyl)
Grinderman - Grinderman 2 Rmx
Grouper - A l a
Hal - The Time The Hour
Hank Williams III - Long Gone Daddy
Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon
Hollow Earth - We Are Not Humanity
Horse Feathers - Cynic's New Year
In For The Kill - This Is The Sweetest Kind Of Lie…You Are The Deadliest Surprise
Inverloch - Dusk...Subside
JD McPherson - Signs and Signifiers
Jack Johnson - Jack Johnson & Friends: Best of Kokua Festival
Janis Joplin - The Pearl Sessions
Jason Mraz - Love Is A four Letter Word
Jeff Loomis - Plains of Oblivion
Jesus & Mary Chain - Stoned & Dethroned (reissue) (vinyl)
Job For A Cowboy - Demonocracy
Johnny Cash - Unseen Cash From William Speer's Studio
Johnny Kemp - Secrets Of Flying: Expanded Edition
Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
Julia Holter - Tragedy
Lee Hazlewood - The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides 1968-71 (remastered) (vinyl)
Lightships - Electric Cable
Lioness - The Golden Killer
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
Little Willie John - Complete Hit Singles A's & B's (2 CDs)
Loudon Wainwright III - Older Than My Old Man Now
Lurrie Bell - The Devil Ain't Got No Music
Lushlife - Plateau Vision
Luther Vandross - Hidden Gems
Madvillain - Madvillainy Remixes (vinyl)
Maps & Atlases - Beware And Be Grateful
Mariee Sious - Gift For the End
Marvin Etzioni - Marvin Country!
Mates of State - Our Constant Concern (reissue)
Maya Jane Coles - DJ Kicks
Mean Jeans - On Mars
Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living (reissue) (vinyl)
Medicine - The Buried Life (reissue) (vinyl)
Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
Mrs. Magician - Strange Heaven
Municipal Waste - The Fatal Feast
Neon Trees - Picture Show
New Build - Yesterday Was Lived and Lost
of Montreal - Jon Brion Remix EP (reissue)
Operation Ivy - Energy (reissue) (vinyl)
Our Lady Peace - Curve
Peasant - Bound for Glory
Pelican - Ataraxia/Taraxis
Pelican- Playing Enemy (vinyl)
Pete Seeger - The Complete Bowdoin College Concert 1960 (2 CDs)
Peter Hammill - Consequences
Portland Cello Project - Homage (vinyl)
Primal Rock Rebellion - Awoken Broken
Pugwash - The Olympus Sound
Radio Radio - Havre de Grâce
Rainer Maria - Anyone in Love With You (Already Knows)
Rebecca Pidgeon - Slingshot
Robbers on Hight Street - Anything Could Happen (EP)
Roxette - Travelling
SWV - I Miss Us
Sepalcure - Eternally Yrs (12")
Sheb Wooley - White Lightnin': Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Sidi Touré - Koïma
Sleeper Agent - Celebrasion (vinyl)
Soundgarden - Live To Rise (digital single)
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Stan Ridgeway - The Big Heat
Susurrus Station - Antinomie
Sébastien Tellier - My God is Blue
Taproot - Episodes
Terrible Feelings - Shadows
The Coathangers/Davila 666 - Smother
The Cowboy Junkies - The Nomad Series (5-disc box set)
The Forty Nineteens - No Expiration Date
The High Strung - ?Posible o' Imposible?
The Love Below - Every Tongue Shall Caress
The Safety Fire - Grind The Ocean
The Sheds - Self/Doubt
The Wave Pictures - Long Black Cars
Thousand Foot Krutch - The End Is Where We Begin
Train - California 37
Upon A Burning Body - Red. White. Green.
Various Artists - Philadelphia International: Tom Moulton Remixes (4 CDs)
Various Artists - Sun 60th Anniversary
Various Artists - Treme, Season 2: Music From the HBO Original Series
Wooden Wand - Briarwood (deluxe edition)
Woods/Amps For Christ - Woods/Amps For Christ
Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light
Yann Tiersen - Skyline
Zico Train - The Devil In Your Heart

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Sex Pistols To Reissue "God Save The Queen"

Punk legends the Sex Pistols have announced plans to reissue their controversial 1977 hit "God Save The Queen"on May 28th.

This marks the 35th Anniversary since the track first came out.  Originally released on May 27, 1977, during the Queen's Silver Jubilee, the cut made its mark in history. The BBC, among others, refused to play it and although it technically out-sold the Number One record of the week (Rod Stewart's 'I Don't Want To Talk About It'/'The First Cut Is The Deepest'), it peaked at Number Two in the singles chart.

The band have also announced that a limited edition 7" inch picture disc of their first ever single "Anarchy In The UK" will also be released on April 21 for Record Store Day.


Tom Petty Guitars Stolen During Tour Rehearsal

Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty were stolen from a soundstage in Culver City, CA where he and the Heartbreakers were rehearsing for an upcoming reunion. Petty is offering $7,500 for the return of the guitars and has promised it will be "no questions asked."
Stolen were:

•1967 Blonde Rickenbacker 360/12 (serial # GH 3747)
•1967 Epiphone Sheridan
•1965 Gibson SG TV Jr. (serial # 318533)
•Fender Broadcaster
•Dusenberg Mike Campbell Model

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony Delivers Thrills

by: Matt Wardlaw

The inductions of Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, and the Faces were hardly the only highlights from what was a memorable evening of celebration at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. ZZ Top, John Mellencamp and several other big stars also made a big impact with their induction speeches, and the evening’s traditional all-star jam once again proved to be a blast.

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Vertigo Music to host live music festivities on Record Store Day

Vertigo Music's Herm Baker on the upcoming Record Store Day event and the continued relevance of local record stores in our digital culture.

by Adam Kolkman

Vertigo Music's Herm Baker on the upcoming Record Store Day event and the continued relevance of local record stores in our digital culture.

With the advent of the MP3 and digital distribution, CD sales have plummeted and local stores have folded at an alarming rate. However, many local stores are now bouncing back after embracing the new demand for vinyl. Apart from brining customers into local stores, Record Store Day serves to highlight the growing rediscovery of vinyl records in contemporary culture. 

On April 21, Grand Rapids’ largest record distributor, Vertigo Music, celebrates the international Record Store Day with all-day music festivities. If the holiday sounds unfamiliar, it’s probably due to its recent advent. This year marks the 5th annual occurrence of the celebration, which was organized to observe the importance of the local record store in communities across the world. In the short time that the holiday has existed, it has become a centerpiece of music culture in cities throughout the US. In anticipation of the event, The Rapidian sat down with Vertigo Music’s general manager, Herm Baker, to discuss the changing face of music distribution, the continued relevance of independent music stores in contemporary culture, and the upcoming Record Store day celebrations at Vertigo Music.

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Furnace MFG Celebrates Another Successful Record Store Day

All Vinyl is Pressed, Packed and Shipped Ahead of Schedule

Furnace MFG (, the official vinyl pressing plant of Record Store Day (RSD), happily reports that all records for this year’s event were pressed, packed and shipped ahead of schedule.

“We KILLED that deadline!” said Eric Astor, President/CEO of Furnace MFG. “But, seriously, we are super excited about this year’s offerings and were honored to have worked with all of our great clients and their amazing projects. Judging from the year we’ve had so far, this Record Store Day looks to be the biggest one yet.”

Some of the highlights of this year’s pressing include:

The Black Keys “El Camino” - Deluxe 2 x 45rpm LP
Disturbed “The Collection” - 5 x LP Box Set
Mike Watt / Chuck Dukowski - Split 7”
Metallica “Beyond Magnetic” - 12”
Fleetwood Mac S/T – 33rpm and 2 x 45rpm LP Reissues
Tegan and Sara “Get Along” - Live LP
Phish “Junta” - 3 x LP Deluxe Reissue
Gary Clark Jr. “Presents HWU” - LP
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. “We Almost Lost Detroit” - 12”
Various Artists “Three Lobed Records: Eight Trails, One Path” - LP

“Not all vinyl is equal, in fact there is a huge difference between good and not so good quality vinyl pressings,” said Astor. “And our claim to fame is that we manufacture the finest quality vinyl records on the market – quickly, and at a fair price to the artist”

This is the second straight year Furnace MFG has been asked to be the official pressing plant of Record Store Day, an event which celebrates the unique music culture found in over 1400 independently owned record stores in the USA and around the world. This year’s event is Saturday, April 21st.

“We selected Furnace MFG as our official manufacturing partner again this year because of their reputation for high quality manufacturing and fast turnaround times,” said Michael Kurtz, co-founder of Record Store Day. “Store owners value high-quality product that is released on time because this promotes strong sales and minimizes costly returns. Furnace is a favorite amongst participating Record Store Day labels because they always deliver on both fronts.”

About Furnace MFG:
Furnace MFG (, in business since 1996, is a recognized leader in vinyl record manufacturing as well as CD and DVD duplication and and packaging. Furnace MFG has over 40 active vinyl record presses offering the most capacity of audiophile quality vinyl in the world. Furnace MFG is also the co-owner of Pallas USA, a partnership with the Pallas Group of Germany, widely known as the world’s finest vinyl pressing facility.

About Record Store Day:
Music Monitor Network manages Record Store Day ( in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Music Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS). Record Store Day celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the event takes place this year on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 04/14/2012

as always, a hearty thank you to norm and jane at vinylrecordtalk for this great weekly treat:

The rare Michele Auclair Bach LP set, a French Pressing, tops the list this week, getting about $300 more than it did in 2009.  For only the second time, the Warhol designed cover for another French LP, from Ultra Violet, sells for about $150 more than it did a few years ago.  The next three entries are all new to the list, a funk 45, a UK Proggy Psychy LP and a Jamaican untitled 45.

1. LP - Michele Auclair "Bach Sonates pour clavier et violin" Les Discophiles Francais - $5,844.09

2. LP - Ultra Violet "self titled" LP Warhol Cover - $5,266.00

3. 45 - Andrew Brown "You Made Me Suffer" / "Blue Monday" Brave 351 - $3,372.11

4. LP - The Norman Haines Band "Den Of Iniquity" Parlophone UK Pressing - $2,048.04

5. 45 - unknown reggae "Got To Be At The Party" / "Find Yourself" - $2,046.77

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