Friday, November 9, 2012

Razor and Tie Brad Contest

We have a winner (man, my email box is full) in the "Razor and Tie Brad Contest"

The lucky winner is Daniel F. from Greensboro, NC

The CVR blog says a special thank you to Bob at Razor and Tie for the opportunity to make a lucky vinyl record lover's day!

And a special thank you to all who entered, (you made my day!) maybe next time!

You can find some fantastic collectible vinyl records at the the Razor and Tie Website

Razor & Tie Brad Reissue Contest

From our friends at Razor and Tie we have one copy of the Brad LP 'Welcome To Discovery Park' resissue for a lucky winner.  We will take the tenth email to this email address with the words "Razor and Tie Brad Contest" in the subject line.  Limit one email entry per email address.  As always, good luck!


2012 marks the ten year anniversary of BRAD’s long out-of-print, third studio album, Welcome To Discovery Park.  To celebrate, Welcome To Discovery Park (originally released in August, 2002 on Redline Entertainment) will be reissued in several configurations, including for the very first time, limited-edition 2LP gatefold vinyl.  

In addition, the release will be made available as a digipak CD and also as a digital download through all digital service providers.  Each configuration will include 2 bonus tracks (previously unavailable in North America) – “It Ain’t Easy” and “Make Me Crazy.”  

New album artwork for Welcome To Discovery Park has been newly re-designed and created by BRAD drummer, Regan Hagar.

“Crazy how time flies!!  BRAD is very proud to be re-issuing our third record. One of my favorite BRAD tracks of all time is the stark and simple ‘Takin’ It Easy,’ the stunning melody and emotion in Shawn’s voice never fails to make me smile. We hope if some of you have been having a hard time finding …Discovery Park, this will brighten your day.  And if you haven’t heard about it, check it out,” says Stone Gossard. 

The reissue of Welcome To Discovery is the first in a series of Razor & Tie BRAD catalog re-issues. 
2013 will also see the release of additional BRAD titles in multiple formats.

The Welcome To Discovery Park pre-order bundles are as follows:

* TIER ONE: CD only
* TIER TWO: Vinyl only (2LP gatefold vinyl)
* TIER THREE: CD, Vinyl  (2LP gatefold vinyl) and T-Shirt 

Formed in 1992, BRAD originated as an official side-project that developed into something much deeper for fans and band alike. Anchored by Shawn Smith’s astonishing vocals, the band’s soulful rock sound has spawned four official studio albums. Over the years, Brad has toured off/on and also performed on both Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Welcome To Discovery Park – November 20th 2012

Track List:
1. Brothers and Sisters
2. Shinin’
3. Drop It Down
4. Never Let Each Other Down
5. If You Could Make It Good
6. Revolution
7. Takin’ It Easy
8.  Sheepish
9.  All Is One
10. Couch T-Bone
11.  La La La
12.  Yes, You Are
13.  Arrakis
14.  It Ain’t Easy (Bonus Track)
15.  Make Me Crazy (Bonus Track)

Pre-Order HERE 

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Death Cab for Cutie Set To Release Box Set

On January 7, 2013, Death Cab for Cutie are set to release a deluxe vinyl box set of material released during Death Cab's years as Barsuk signees, a period spanning from 1998 to 2003 via Artist in Residence

This collection will include the demo collection "You Can Play These Songs With Chords," "Something About Airplanes," "We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes," along with the 'Forbidden Love' EP, The 'Photo Album', The 'Stability' EP as well as 'Transatlanticism.' This will be the first time that "You Can Play these Songs With Chords," 'Forbidden Love' and 'Stability' will be available on vinyl. 

The release is limited to 1500 copies in a cloth-bound, autographed box.


Rush Releasing Super Deluxe Version of ’2112' Album

Rush is reissuing their 1976 album ’2112' on December 18, 2012.  Three separate versions of the project will be available and all three sets are available for pre-order.  According, Rush sound engineer Rich Chycki confirmed the 5.1 surround sound remix of ’2112.’    In addition to the CD plus audio DVD deluxe edition, fans can get a CD with audio BluRay deluxe version or CD plus audio BluRay super deluxe.


from our friends at

Animal Collective - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished 2XLP (Reissue)

Expected release date is 13th Nov 2012

Comes with a digital download code! Friends and musical partners since 1992, core members Avey Tare and Panda Bear came together in 2000 with the intention of moving pop music in a new direction that would emphasize sonic experience. Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished was the world's first exposure to a band who would soon become so ubiquitous in the indie lexicon that in 2012 it feels impossible to find corners of that musical landscape that have not been touched by their influence. When it was first released the album was only available on CD and not widely distributed until its double reissue with Danse Manatee on FatCat. Now Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished is FINALLY available for the first time in the US on vinyl! On the heels of their widely acclaimed new album Centipede Hz, this is a necessity for fans old and new and a testament to the longevity of their prowess.

Order HERE


Out of the UK, great story to read!

Record Collector Top Ten Most Valuable Records:

1. The Quarry Men - That'll Be The Day/In Spite Of All The Danger (1958, acetate) £200,000 ($300,000)

2. The Quarry Men - That'll Be The Day/In Spite Of All The Danger (1981, 7" 45rpm and 10" 78rpm replicas of 1958 acetate in reproduction die-cut Parlophone sleeve) £10,000 ($16,000)

3.  Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen/No Feelings (1977, acetate) £10,000 ($16,000)

4.  Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen/No Feelings (1977, A&M AMS 7284) £8,000 ($13,000)

5.  Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK/No Fun (1977, acetate) £7,000 ($11,000)

6.  The Beatles - The Beatles (1968, Apple PMC/PCS 7067/8) £7,000 ($11,000)

7.  The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963, Parlophone PCS 3042) £5,000 ($8,000)

8.  Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody/I'm In Love With My Car (1978, EMI 2375) £5,000 ($8,000)

9.  The Beatles - Love Me Do/PS I Love You (1962, Parlophone 45-R 4949) £5,000 ($8,000)

10.  Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK (1976, acetate) £5,000 ($8,000)


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Various Artists - Roots Of Psychobilly (2-LP) Import 2012

2-LP vinyl record set packed with rockin' tracks which influenced the birth of Psychobilly. Here is a wealth of fantastic music from the wilder side of Rock 'n' Roll - these are the songs that have been covered by or influenced Psychobilly bands in recent years. An incredible 50 track selection featuring wild rockin' classics from The Phantom, Link Wray, Dick Dale, Jackie Morningstar, Dwight Pullens, The Ramrods, Kip Tyler, The Riptides, Jett Powers, Bill Allen, Dale Hawkins, The Frantics, Johnny Burnette, The Rhythm Rockers, Mickey Hawks, Ronnie Dawson, Gene Summers, Carl Perkins, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Ray Harris, Junior Thompson and many others.

LP 1 Side 1
1. Love Me- The Phantom (1:33)
2. Rumble- Link Wray & His Raymen (2:17)
3. Switchblade- Ron Thompson (1:57)
4. Rockin' In The Graveyard- Jackie Morningstar (2:42)
5. Storm Warning- Mac Rebennack (3:18)
6. Strollin' After Dark- The Shades (2:09)
7. Stampede- The Scarlets (1:58)
8. Machine Gun- The Riptides (2:10)

LP 1 Side 2
1. Werewolf- The Frantics (2:02)
2. Moon Dawg- The Gamblers (2:15)
3. Nameless- The Rockin' R's (1:40)
4. The Train Kept A Rollin'- Johnny Burnette (2:16)
5. Ghost Riders In The Sky- The Ramrods (2:36)
6. Bip Bop Boom- Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders (1:39)
7. Jungle Fever- The Playboys (1:12)
8. Jessie Pearl- Dick Dale (2:14)

LP 2 Side 1
1. Rock Billy Boogie- Johnny Burnette (2:36)
2. Madness- The Rhythm Rockers (2:37)
3. Trapped Love- Keith Courvale (2:01)
4. Have Guitar, Will Travel- The Scotty Moore Trio (2:01)
5. Comanche- Link Wray & His Raymen (2:41)
6. Come On Little Mama- Ray Harris (2:19)
7. Boppin' High School Baby- Don Willis (2:31)
8. Mule Skinner Blues- The Fendermen (2:25)

LP 2 Side 2
1. I Put A Spell On You- Screamin' Jay Hawkins (2:26)
2. Rawhide- Link Wray & His Ray Men (2:14)
3. Weekend- The Kingsmen (2:22)
4. Rockin' Bones- Ronnie Dawson (1:57)
5. School Of Rock N' Roll- Gene Summers And His Rebels (2:06)
6. Warrior Sam- Don Willis (2:40) 7. Let's Have A Ball- Jim McDonald (2:02) 8. Unitar Rock- Willie Joe And His Unitar (2:22)

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