Monday, December 17, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases ~ December 18th, 2012

Alice In Chains - Hollow
Andrew Bird - Hands of Glory (vinyl)
Angels and Airwaves - Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal
Bell Gardens - Full Sundown Assembly
Big Sean - Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player
Blur - Parklive (4-CD and DVD box set)
Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy (reissue) (vinyl)
Buddy Guy - Live At Legends
Burial - One / Two (vinyl)
Capture The Crown - Til' Death
Chief Keef - Finally Rich
Defeater - Live on BBC Radio 1
Eric Clapton - Slowhand 35th Anniversary (vinyl)
Frank Zappa - Ahead of Their Time (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Jazz from Hell (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Lather (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Lost Episodes (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Mystery Disc (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Understanding America (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Yellow Shark (reissue)
In This Moment - Blood (deluxe edition) 
Jay Reatard - Better Than Something (DVD)
Jenni Rivera - La Misma Gran Senora
John Fahey - Transcendental Waterfall: Guitar Excursions 1963 - 1967 (6-LP box set) (vinyl)
Josh Ritter - Joy to You Baby (vinyl)
Mazzy Star - Flowers in December (EP)
Metric - Synthetica (deluxe edition)
Missy Elliott - Block Party
Motörhead - The Complete Early Years (box set)
Muddy Waters - You Shook Me: The Chess Masters, Vol. 3, 1958 To 1963
Of Mice & Men - The Flood  (vinyl)
Pogues - The Pogues In Paris - 30th Anniversary Concert At The Olympia
Red Hot Chili Peppers - TBA (7")
Rolling Stones - Grrr: Greatest Hits (5-LP box set) (vinyl)
Rush - 2112 (CD and audio DVD deluxe edition)
Slowdive - Pygmalion (reissue) (vinyl)
Sully Erna - Avalon  (limited edition box set)
Sun Glitters - Mouth
T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Hand
The-Dream - Terius Nash: 1977
The Washingtonians - Rare And Early Duke Ellington Sessions 1924-1928
Tiga - Non Stop
Tom Tom Club - Downtown Rockers
Toots & the Maytals - Live
Various Artists - Django Unchained Soundtrack
Various Artists - Les Miserables: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - Lullaby Versions of Songs Recorded By Fleetwood Mac
Various Artists - Lullaby Versions of Songs Recorded By Katy Perry
Venom - Fallen Angels (limited edition)
We Came As Romans - Let These Words Last Forever

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Back at it after a short break. 
The winner of the George Harrison contest was Dale M.  Thanks to all that entered!


Music History - December 17th:


don't have a ipad, blueberry or blackberry, but for those who do..

Vinyl is Back! Turnplay App Brings Classic Turntable to the iPad

App Allows Users to Play Their Music on Most Realistic Virtual Turntable Available

Las Vegas, NV, December 13, 2012 – With vinyl records experiencing a comeback, and music aficionados knowing that the sound off of a classic record produces the experience desired by many artists, Ramotion is proud today to launch Turnplay, the most realistic vinyl turntable for iPad.  The app, available now in the App Store, allows users to take control of their music with a full reproduction of all of the main turntable functions, combined with realistic design and style, bringing the turntable into the 21st century.

Turnplay gives full control of the music to the user, without having to spend money on expensive, and sometimes hard to find, equipment. The app can take any songs available in a users’ iTunes library and instantly create a virtual vinyl record of the song, so that they can slow down and speed up playback, control the record and perform any action as if using a real high-end turntable.  Turnplay is perfect for music fans from professional DJs to casual listeners.

Turnplay is available is the App Store for a limited time for 99 cents HERE.  Shortly after launch, the price of Turnplay will go to the normal price of $1.99.

Created by some of the best visual designers in the mobile industry, Turnplay recreates a real turntable on the iPad.  No other turntable app provides the level of design and realistic physics found on Turnplay.  Turnplay supports the Retina Display and can be used on either iPad or iPad Mini.  Users of Turnplay can play their “virtual records” at either 33 RPM or 45 RPM.

“The turntable available on Turnplay is so realistic that users will feel transported back to the golden age of vinyl,” said Denis Pakhaliuk, president of Ramotion.  “For anyone who loves music, Turnplay is a must-have app to experience music the way that many experts feel is the way it should be heard.”

About Ramotion:
Ramotion was founded to create a software environment where perfection is the norm.  The team at Ramotion has created numerous hit apps including Photo365 and Flashlight.  In addition, Ramotion is
known throughout the app industry as a top-level creator of app icons that create an image for the app.


Mighty John’s 12 Most Collectible Vinyl Christmas Records

#12. 1961 ATCO 45- Bobby Darin: “O Come All Ye Faithful” with picture sleeve — 125.00

#11. 1953 RCA LP- Jack Webb: “Dragnet- Christmas Story” — $125.00

#10. 1963 Phillies LP-Phil Spector: “A Christmas Gift For You (Ronettes/Crystals,etc) — $125.00

#9. 1974 Reprise EP- Jimi Hendrix: “Silent Night/Little Drummer Boy” — $200.00

#8. 1962 Tamla LP- Smokey Robinson & Miracles: “Christmas with the Miracles” — $200.00

#7. 1961 Colpix 45- The Marcels: “Merry Twist-mas” with picture sleeve — $225.00

#6. 1957 Decca 45- Bobby Helms: “Jingle Bell Rock” with picture sleeve — $225.00

#5. 1974 Apple 45- George Harrison: “Ding Dong Ding Dong” (blue tint photo label) — $250.00

#4. 1971 Apple LP- The Beatles: “The Beatles Christmas Album” — $500.00

#3. 1971 Apple 45- John Lennon: “Happy Christmas” (white label promo/black print) — $750.00

#2. 1957 RCA 45- Elvis Presley: “Blue Christmas” (white label promo) — $3,000.00

#1. 1957 RCA LP- Elvis Presley: “Elvis Christmas Album” (red vinyl) — $18,000.00

Read more HERE


Vintage Iron Maiden Christmas Card Sells For Hundreds Of Dollars


as with all lists, the titles are subjective, but I would put “Middle Of The Road” at the top

The Pretenders’ 10 Best Songs


The Worst Album Covers of 2012


 The return of vinyl - Despite the arrival of new, easier formats the traditional LP is turning the tables.


vinyl doing well in Boston

Spin the black circle, records on the rise


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 12/03 - 12/09, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Mumford & Sons - Babel
2. Gary Clark Jr - Blak & Blu
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
4. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
5. The Avett Brothers - Four Thieves Gone
6. Taylor Swift - Red
7. Grateful Dead - Live At Winterland 1971
8. The Lumineers - Winter EP
9. The Beatles - Abbey Road
10. Television - Marquee Moon
11. Soundtrack - Moonrise Kingdom 10"
12. Natural Child - Hard In Heaven
13. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
14. Atoms For Peace - Default 12"
15. Tame Impala - Lonerism
16. Jason Isbell & 400 Unit - Live From Alabama
17. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
18. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
19. Arcade Fire - Funeral
20. Dr. Dog - Wild Race EP
21. JEFF The Brotherhood - Dark Energy 7"
22. Tristen - Decks The Halls 7"
23. Phil Spector & Friends - A Christmas Gift For You
24. Sufjan Stevens - Silver & Gold box set
25. She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas