this great story out of the UK, they love their vinyl there!!!
King’s Lynn: Vinyl heaven defies the years to keep rocking
By KATH SANSOM
As the great footballing legend Bill Shankly once said about the beautiful game: “It’s not life or death. It’s more important than that.”
And so it is with music.
But the days when each town boosted numerous record shops have long gone. The onslaught of high street chains, supermarkets and then the internet have put paid to the vast majority – so much so that recently a Record Shop Day was held internationally to celebrate this endangered species.
Here in Lynn we have one of the region’s most established vinyl record shops where, for 16 years, Tony Winfield has been feeding the musical passion of his customers with just about every genre imaginable.
Maybe Elvis is your king crooner, or you crave the death-metal screaming of Sepultura.
Perhaps you are among the jilted generation that wants to dig out the dulcet tones of The Damned or Crass from the glory days of punk.
Whatever it is that rocks your world, taking a step inside The Record Shop in Lynn’s St James Street is like a candy shop for musical vinyl lovers.
Read the rest of the article at lynnnews.co.uk
more from the UK:
78 Project replicates original vinyl recording style
By Matt Wells/BBC News, New York
New York is buzzing with retro-chic products these days, but few can match the authenticity of a project that aims to bring alive the sound, touch, and even smells of recorded music's first golden period.
For the last few months the team behind the 78 Project have been travelling to diverse venues around New York, visiting artists such as Loudon Wainwright III, Roseanne Cash and Richard Thompson.
They are recording performances in exactly the same way that folk pioneer Alan Lomax recorded blues artists in the Mississippi Delta during the 1930s.
Read the rest at bbc.co.uk
Chad Gilbert To Release 7”
New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert is set to release a new 7” under his What’s Eating Gilbert project this comingJune 19 via Paper + Plastick Records. The two-song 7," called "The Nashville Session," is the fourth installment from What’s Eating Gilbert.
"The Nashville Session," will be released in digital and vinyl formats and was produced by Chad Gilbert & Jon Howard at The Anchor Room in Nashville, Tenn.
this from classicreissues.com
GENTLE GIANT - Acquiring The Taste
Gentle Giant's second album was released on July 16th. 1971 and finds British prog-rockers honing their signature sound under the guidance of legendary producer Tony Visconti who would later collaborate with David Bowie, Strawbs and others. It was a departure from the blues and soul styles found on their self-titled debut, more experimental and more discordant with more varied instrumentation.
As part of the album's original liner notes, the band made this (now) famous declaration: "It is our goal to expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of being very unpopular. We have recorded each composition with the one thought that it should be unique, adventurous and fascinating. It has taken every shred of our combined musical and technical knowledge to achieve this. From the outset we have abandoned all preconceived thoughts of blatant commercialism. Instead we hope to give you something far more substantial and fulfilling. All you need to do is sit back and acquire the taste."
"Acquiring The Taste" is a major advance over their first album without sacrificing the element of surprise and elements of hard rock and Gregorian chants mix freely throughout this album. While the ensemble justifiably garnered comparisons to contemporaries such as Yes and King Crimson, Gentle Giant often proved to be more whimsical than those acts as revealed on the lifting "Pantagruel's Nativity".
This exclusive reissue is available on deluxe 180 gram vinyl with lacquers cut from flat transfers 24bit/96kHz files made from the original UK masters and displays original graphics, Vertigo's classic "swirl" label etc.
IMPORTANT: Classic Reissues version includes 'correct start' (no unsweep) at the beginning of the album's title track i.e. first two synthesizer notes are usually heard at the wrong pitch before they finally stabilize which something Gentle Giant fans had been requesting for some time.
PERSONNEL: Kerry Minnear (electric piano, organ, mellotron, vibraphone, Moog, piano, celeste, clavichord, harpsichord, tympani, xylophone, maracas, lead vocals) - Derek Schulman (alto sax, clavichord, cowbell, lead vocals) - Phil Schulman (alto & tenor sax, clarinet, trumpet, piano, claves, maracas, lead vocals) - Ray Schulman (bass, violin, viola, electric violin, Spanish guitar, tambourine, 12 string guitar, organ bass pedals, skulls, vocals) - Gary Green (6 string guitar, 12 string guitar, 12 string wah-wah guitar, donkey's jawbone, cat calls, voice) - Martin Smith (drums, tambourine, gongs, side drum).
GUESTS: Paul Cosh (trumpet, organ) - Tony Visconti (recorder, bass drum, triangle) - Chris Thomas (Moog programmer)
TRACKS: Pantagruel's Nativity - Edge of Twilight – The House, The Street, The Room - Acquiring the Taste – Wreck – The Moon Is Down - Black Cat - Plain Truth
CAT: CRLP 014
LABEL: Classic Reissues
FORMAT: 180 gram vinyl
FILE UNDER: Rock
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LA's favorite record show comes to Sin City next week.
BEAT SWAP MEET LAS VEGAS
Records | & Everything inspired from it
Saturday Evening May 19th, 2012 6pm-12midnight
Literally Tons of Records for Sale & Trade + Streetwear & Art Vendors, Live Beats, Red Bull BC One Vegas B-boy Qualifier, Food Trucks, and sooo much more.
DJ's spin rare selections from their record collections..
AC THE PD | AURAJIN | DIEGO | EARLY WORM | EARWAXXX | JAWA | LU-MAN | RESIDENT | 671 and many others TBA.
Invited Record Collectors & Dealers, selling music from all over the world.
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul, & World - 12" & 45 Records.
Live Performance by d i r t R A I D (Inland Empire CA)
Outdoor Vendor Village featuring Artists & Designers + the brands that they've created.
BREAK STARZ | BTWN THE BRKS | THE DEUCE | EATER OF WORLDS | F STUDIOS | HIDDEN HIPPIES | HIP HOP PHILOSOPHY | IVIE STENCILS | STICKY RICK'S
+ many others TBA
Entrance is $5 w/ Canned Good
This is an All Ages event
Casual Drinking-BYOB for the 21+
For more info: www.facebook.com/BeatSwapMeet
and the things people will do with old records (and to get on youtube)