Friday, May 31, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Just a reminder, our friend in vinyl Gary from RockArtPictureShow has graciously given the CVR blog two framed Beatles soundtracks to give away to a lucky reader!! 

The contest is easy to enter, just send an email with the words "Rock Art Picture Show Contest" in the subject line, to this email address    Limit one entry per person.  The winner will be chosen in a random drawing on June 14, 2013.  Good Luck!

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new releases from our friends at

Sade - Promise

Promise, the follow-up album of their multi-million selling debut album Diamond Life (MOVLP602), was released in 1985 and includes typical Sade songs and hit singles like "The Sweetest Taboo", "Never As Good As The First Time", "Is It A Crime" and "Jezebel".

Promise became the band's first album to top the albums chart in both the United Kingdom and the United States, assisted by an appearance at the Live Aid charity concert and a cameo in the film Absolute Beginners. Over the years, it was certified double platinum in the UK and quadruple platinum in the US, with Sade herself returning again as the queen of cool.  180 gram audiophile vinyl & Gatefold sleeve Includes the hit singles "The Sweetest Taboo" and "Never As Good As The First Time"

Otis Redding - In Person At The Whiskey A Go Go

Recorded at the famous L.A. club Whisky A Go Go in 1966, this album captures the raw energy of a small Otis Redding gig. Playing with his own touring band (not Booker T & the MG's as per his Monterey gig and European performances), this is Otis in his tried & true form – with a kick-ass band that blew the chitlin circuit's roofs off. 180 gram audiophile vinyl 

Roaring versions of "Respect", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "These Arms Of Mine" and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" are the definitive Otis Redding live tracks anyone should own. 5/5 stars, Allmusic

Gary Moore Band - Grinding Stone 

Released in 1973, Grinding Stone was Gary Moore's solo debut. The music on this album could be described as experimental Boogie Rock, but on the album Moore explores a number of styles, from the title track's instrumental Boogie Rock to soulful vocals in "Sail Across the Mountain" and 17 minutes of guitar and keyboard excursions in the surprisingly funky "Spirit."

Often cited as an overlooked gem and totally ahead of its time, Grinding Stone showcases Moore at his most experimental, mixing up styles and a taste of the triumphs that followed with his work in Colosseum II & Thin Lizzy.

John Coltrane - Ole Coltrane

Once again John Coltrane proves his appreciable musical skills by ultimately advancing the entire Jazz-art-form with Olé. 

The title track is striking in resemblance to the Spanish influence heard on Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain (MOVLP029), although Olé takes this vibe a bit further; Coltrane's combo stretches out with inspired improvisations from Dolphy, Hubbard, Tyner, and of course Coltrane, respectively. The haunting beauty of "Aisha" stands as one of the finest collaborative efforts between Tyner - the song's author - and Coltrane. Another fine classic Jazz release by Music On Vinyl indeed.  180 gram audiophile vinyl


Burnin Red Ivanhoe is the finest export product out of Danmark, playing a special brand of psychedelic Prog Rock since 1967. Sharing the stage with Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep, these guys have seen it all, front row. Combining Jazz-Rock with R&B, Blues and psychedelia, the band stretched musical boundaries since their first album M144.

On BRI, they have returned to their original approach of singing in Danish, successfully combining poetry with Rock music. Must be heard to believe! 180 gram audiophile vinyl & Insert


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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 5/20 - 5/26, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
3. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
4. Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm/I Walk The Line 7"
5. She & Him - Volume 3
6. Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
7. The Lonely Wild - The Sun As It Comes
8. R.E.M. - Green
9. Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
10. Deerhunter - Monomania
11. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
12. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
13. Townes Van Zandt - High, Low & In Between
14. OM - Gethsemane Dubplate
15. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia Ultra
16. Jim James - Regions Of Light & Sound Of God
17. Shovels & Rope - Johnny 99 7"
18. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
19. The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
20. Rufus Thomas - Bear Cat 7"
21. The Prisonaires - Just Walkin' In The Rain 7"
22. The Replacements - Songs For Slim
23. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
24. Luella & The Sun - Luella & The Sun 10"
25. Justin Townes Earle - Yuma 10"

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