Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Soundgarden Unearth Demos, Vinyl, and DVD for 'King Animal' Box Set

The band's first album of new material in 16 years is due out on November 13, via Seven Four Entertainment/Republic Records, with prices for the basic music alone ranging from $12.99 for a standard CD to $24.99 for a double 180-gram vinyl edition, according to Soundgarden's website.

Box-set buyers get an instant download of ground-rattler "Been Away for Too Long," along with an instant album download on the release date. The whole thing is set to ship by January 31, 2013.

King Animal Box Set

•12x12 package
•13 track double 180 gram LP
•16 track deluxe CD including demos of Worse Dreams, Black Saturday, and By Crooked Steps
•Exclusive DVD of Hyde Park performance
•5 Lithos: one of each individual band member and the
 album cover
•Instant download of "Been Away Too Long"
•Full deluxe album download on release date (11/13)

Pre-Order HERE


Kiss Release The Casablanca Singles as a Limited Edition Box Set

The Casablanca Singles 29 7" Vinyl Collection

•Street Date: 12/4/12
•Limited Edition: 2,500
 Includes: •29 Singles on 45 RPM Records
•26 Collectable Picture Sleeves of Original Releases
•4 Color Vinyl Pieces of their '78 Solo Singles
•Housed in Custom KISS 45s Box
•36-page Booklet with Unreleased Photos and Track Annotations
•A mask for each member!

In 1973, KISS signed its first record deal with the newly-formed Casablanca Records. KISS was the first band signed to the upstart label, which helped launch the success of the hottest band in the world.

After seeing KISS play a showcase concert at Le Tang’s ballet studio, Casablanca founder Neil Bogart quickly offered KISS a record contract. From 1974 to 1982, Casablanca Records released 29 KISS singles on 45 RPM records. These singles were released for sale to the public, used for commercial radio airplay and to promote album sales. In many cases, as a bonus to the fans who already owned the record albums, many of these singles featured entirely different mixes, edits, and material that did not appear on any album. These musical snapshots of KISS’ formative years have never been released in a commemorative singles edition until now.

Out of the 29 singles featured in the boxset, there are 26 highly collectable picture sleeves from original single releases around the world and a 36 page booklet with unreleased photos plus track annotations by Keith Leroux, Captain of, and Jill Cataldo.

Gene, Paul, Ace & Peter each released solo albums in 1978 for Casablanca. Each of their 4 respective singles were released in the UK in color vinyl and with a mask for each member. These 4 singles are reissued here in this collection with the 4 masks and in the color vinyl, red, blue, green and purple like they were originally released in 1978.

Pre-Order HERE


Genesis - 1976-1982 (limited edition) (5 LP Box Set preorder)

An extremely limited edition heavyweight vinyl box set featuring the five Genesis studio albums recorded between 1976-1982.

All the albums are presented in artwork which faithfully replicates the original vinyl releases.

Contains A Trick Of The Tail (1976), Wind & Wuthering (1976), And Then There Were Three (1978), Duke (1980) and Abacab (1981).

Pre-order  now for 8th November 2012 release date.


album cover art of the day:

Dragged Into Sunlight Album Cover Art

The UK extreme metal act Dragged Into Sunlight recently revealed the cover art for their new effort called  "Widowmaker" which is set for a November 6th release on CD and MP3 through Prosthetic Records and a November 13th release on vinyl.


Original BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Members To Reunite For New York City Show

Original BLUE ÖYSTER CULT members Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitar), Albert Bouchard (drums, percussion), Joe Bouchard (bass), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar) and Eric Bloom (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) will reunite to perform on November 5 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.

Read the rest at  Blabbermouth


Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack Gets Vinyl Release 

Record Store Day has confirmed a special limited edition vinyl release of the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s 'Reservoir Dogs' will be made available.  Fitting with the film’s characters, the 20th Anniversary vinyl will be available in blonde, blue, brown, orange, white and pink.


cool write up about the sf bay area:

Record Labels: Cool as a Hobby, Not a Business


Fricke's Picks: R.E.M. Guitarist Peter Buck Makes His Solo Debut on Vinyl


Yes, Toto, Cream Members Featured on New Covers Album from Prog-Rockers Nektar


Songs offer messages of hope at Sandy benefit show


Lindsey Buckingham: 'I Would Love to Do' a New Fleetwood Mac Album


for shits and giggles on a saturday afternoon

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Tribute in LEGO


Led Zeppelin Release ‘Kashmir’ Video From ‘Celebration Day’

Led Zeppelin have been gearing up for the Nov. 19 release of ‘Celebration Day,’ and now the group have posted the video clip for an epic live version of ‘Kashmir’ online to give fans a teaser. ‘Celebration Day’ captures Zeppelin in their 2007 reunion performance at London’s 02 Arena, which paid tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Tickets for that event were among the most highly sought-after in music history, and with good reason — the band returned to form with a vengeance for a career-spanning 16-song set that comprised all of the best elements of their long career. Led Zeppelin Perform ‘Kashmir’ from ‘Celebration Day’