Friday, June 28, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records

1. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
2. Faith No More - Angel Dust (Pre-Order)
3. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
4. Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping 6. Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
7. Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
8. Tommy James And The Shondells - The Best Of 9. Bob Marley - Legend
10. Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971

New Releases & Featured Vinyl Records

4 by Foreigner
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 by Herbert Von Karajan
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine by VPI
Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
Hard Bop by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
In The Beginning... by Townes Van Zandt
Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
Archiv Produktion: Early Music Studio Of Deutsche Grammophon 1947-2013 by Various Artists
Rega RP1 Turntable w/ Performance Pack (Grey) by Rega


interesting site contacted me this week, take a look, very cool articles and features

EXCLUSIVE: My Time With Joey Ramone - By Annette Stark


new vinyl from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

Various Artists - The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver

Fifteen years after his death and 40 years after the release of his widely beloved song "Rocky Mountain High," John Denver's life and music is celebrated with The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver. 

The album features magical covers of Denver's most popular songs by a diverse group of established international artists like Dave Matthews, Amos Lee, Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and many more.

John Denver, the two-time Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter released 23 studio albums in his lifetime.  He is best known for the beloved songs "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine On My Shoulders, "Annie's Song" and "Rocky Mountain High". With over 33 million records sold, his catalogue continues to sell thousands of units per week.  Among his numerous awards and recognitions, Denver was instrumental in championing environmental causes and space exploration.  Music On Vinyl is proud to present The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver on a lavish 180 gram double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

 "As a songwriter, he wrote from the heart, frequently returning to the feelings that guided him, including love, the idea of home and family, hope, life on the road (loneliness), the outdoors and the beauty of nature, and a deep, broad appreciation of life's difficulties and frustrations." —Bill Danoff, Denver's friend and collaborator
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Featuring Denver covers by Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Brandi Carlile And Emmylou Harris, Train, Amos Lee, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter and more
Side 1
 1.Leaving On A Jet Plane (My Morning Jacket)
 2.Take Me To Tomorrow (Dave Matthews)
 3.All Of My Memories  (Kathleen Edwards)
 4.Prisoners (J. Mascis and Sharon Van Etten)
Side 2
 1.Sunshine On My Shoulders (Train)
 2.Back Home Again (Old Crow Medicine Show)
 3.This Old Guitar (Lucinda Williams)
 4.Some Days Are Diamonds (Amos Lee)
Side 3
 1.Rocky Mountain High (Allen Stone)
 2.Annie's Song (Brett Dennen and Milow)
 3.Looking For Space (Evan Dando)
 4.Take Me Home, Country Roads (Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris)
Side 4
 1.The Eagle And The Hawk (Blind Pilot)
 2.I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
 3.Darcy Farrow (Josh Ritter with Barnstar!)
 4.Wooden Indian (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros)


Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown

The vinyl reissue of Come Around Sundown marks the total discography of Kings Of Leon available on Music On Vinyl!

After touring relentlessly following the Only By The Night album, the Followill brothers released Come Around Sundown in 2010, building on their immensely successful formula of Alternative Rock. This album sounds immense, with big riffs, bellowing vocal excursions, thundering drums – imagine rocking out to this stuff with 50,000 KOL fans in a booming stadium.

Featuring the hit "Radioactive", Come Around Sundown was the 11th best-selling album in the UK in 2010, certified Gold in the US.  The album was nominated at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album.  Rolling Stone magazine placed Come Around Sundown at #18 on their list of the Best Albums of 2010.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeves
  • Gatefold sleeve

Tim Buckley - Greetings From L.A.

The first album in his 'sex-funk' era, Greetings From L.A. (1972) was a step into another direction for Buckley.  Ordinarily known for his signature Folk sound, on Greetings From L.A. he focused on Soul, Jazz and Funk for the first time in his career. 

Throughout the album, Buckley shifts effortlessly between honky-tonk sing-a-longs,  groovy organ grinders and laidback Soul.  His vocals at times resemble a cross between Mick Jagger & Jim Morrison. 

Just like the original, the front sleeve contains a unique punch-out postcard of a wonderful Los Angeles vista.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Special "postcard"sleeve

John Lee Hooker - Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive

The unparalleled John Lee Hooker recorded Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive within two days in 1971, working together with young Blues stars Van Morrison and Steve Miller, among others.
John takes centre stage delivering the hard edged Blues he's known for, whilst giving his fellow musicians enough space to jam along. Stellar performances by Charlie Musselwhite on blues harp and Miller & Elvin Bishop on guitar top off the album.

The title track is simply what Blues is all about: mournful, depressed and loose – epic stuff. Noteworthy is Hooker's laidback rendition of Van Morrison's "T.B. Sheets", of which the original is found on Morrison's debut album Blowin' Your Mind (180 gram audiophile vinyl)


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Third Eye Records Opens Ears with New Location


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Mind Cure Records in Polish Hill ready to spin at 45 rpm


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Legendary Soviet Record Label Goes Online


Fleetwood Mac Vinyl Reissues Scheduled for August


Home and Car Once Owned by John Lennon Up For Sale


Sign a Petition to Launch the Les Paul Stamp!


Bob Dylan, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake on soundtrack to Inside Llewyn Davis


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Vasaeleth Unveils New Album "All Uproarious Darkness" Artwork

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: Many years ago you compiled a list of mail-related songs for someone working for the postal service. I have a similar request.

I want to create a unique CD of motorcycle songs as a gift for my husband, and would be grateful for a list of such songs. Then I could pick ones I think he would like. He even has a CD player on his bike.

Can you help with this?
—Martina Kosmescher, Jupiter, Fla.

DEAR MARTINA: Help just rode in on two wheels.

Not knowing the type of music he prefers, I selected some tunes with "motorcycle" in the title, and ones from several genres and eras. All are easily available online for you to audition and download.

When more than one artist is shown with the same title, they are completely different songs.

Alphabetical by title, with the artist whose recording I verified, they are:

"Bad Motorcycle" (Storey Sisters)
"Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots" (Cheers)
"Chrome Plated Motorcycle Man" (Cyril May)
"Dream Motorcycle" (Marty Balin)
"Girl on a Motorcycle" (Basement Tape)
"Girl on a Motorcycle" (Crokodile Tears)
"Girl on a Motorcycle" (Lola Dutronic)
"Girl on a Motorcycle" (Mark Lucas and the Dead Setters)
"Motorcycle" (Iggy Pop)
"Motorcycle" (Love & Rockets)
"Motorcycle" (Paul Simon as Tico and the Triumphs)
"Motorcycle" (Vinyltones)
"Motorcycle Alligators" (Jimmy Hasser)
"Motorcycle Baby" (Rocket 3)
"Motorcycle Baby" (Rockin' Scoundrels)
"Motorcycle Blues" (Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry)
"Motorcycle Blues" (David James Vasquez)
"Motorcycle Blues" (Jesse Colin Young)
"Motorcycle Boy" (Gutterball)
"Motorcycle Day" (Frank Tribes)
"Motorcycle Daydream" (Bedroom Eyes)
"Motorcycle Dreamer" (Menudo)
"Motorcycle Drive By" (Third Eye Blind)
"Motorcycle Driver" (Joe Satriani)
"Motorcycle Girl" (Giants)
"Motorcycle Girl" (Cruzados)
"Motorcycle Irene" (Moby Grape)
"Motorcycle Journey" (Big Room)
"Motorcycle Loretta" (Crown of Thorns)
"Motorcycle Mama" (Allan Benoit)
"Motorcycle Mama" (Natchez)
"Motorcycle Mama" (Neil Young & Nicolette Larson)
"Motorcycle Mama" (Pocket)
"Motorcycle Mama" (Sailcat)
"Motorcycle Man" (Hot Sugar)
"Motorcycle Man" (Riptones)
"Motorcycle Man" (Townsend & Tucker)
"Motorcycle Michael" (Jo Ann Campbell)
"Motorcycle Millie" (William Garrett)
"Motorcycle Riding D.J." (James Maddox)
"Motorcycle Rose" (Heart Shapre')
"Motorcycle Song" (Arlo Guthrie)
"Motorcycle Song" (Billy Joel)
"Motorcycle Song" (Loaded Dice)
"Motorcycle Song" (Ron Overcash and Nu Blooz Band)
"Motorcycle Ways" (Arizona)
"Motorcycles" (Hank Vegas)
"Motorcycles and Music" (Red Herring and South Boston Popps Orchestra)
"My Motorcycle" (Larry Siegel)
"Poppity Pop Goes the Motorcycle" (Royal Crown Revue)
"Really Like My Motorcycle" (Wolf and Gypsy Band)
"Red Motorcycle and a Blue Tattoo" (Courtney Hogan)
"She's a Bad Motorcycle" (Surf Sluts)
"Silver Motorcycle" (Union)

There should be enough here to put together something for your Easy Rider.

DEAR JERRY: Some people ask you about songs because they remind them of an old flame or good friend.

My connection with a song is based on a very different memory, one not nearly as romantic or pleasant.

Due to an unfortunate series of events in the summer of 1968, I spent some time in the East Lansing Police Jail.

There I met a homeless guy who actually preferred jail to life on the streets, and I remember him referring to incarceration as providing "three squares and a cot."

Coincidentally, there was a hit song at the time about three squares.

I have not heard it since that summer, but sure would enjoy hearing it again. What was it?
—Steven Mendez, Royal Oak, Mich.

DEAR STEVEN: While you were a guest of Michigan's capital city, and the three squares and a cot at the E.L.P.J., radio WJIM (AM 1240) was spinning "Three Squares," by Jimmy Gilmer (Atco 6583).

It was in fact exactly 45 years ago this month when the WJIM Sound Power Survey listed "Three Squares" in Lansing's Top 10. Jimmy Gilmer had several hits in the '60s with the Fireballs, including the million-selling No. 1 hit, "Sugar Shack." But he recorded "Three Squares" solo, though he was still with the Fireballs. As a group, they had three chart hits in 1968, including the Top 10 entry, "Bottle of Wine."

Even so, "Three Squares" must have been a disappointment. Packed with potential, it deserved more than just regional hit status in a small market.

Unfortunately, what happened in Lansing stayed in Lansing. Not enough other stations jumped on it and it simply fizzled nationally.

At first, one might think the tune is about three not-so-hip people. That is not the case, as indicated by the complete title: "Three Squares (And a Place to Lay Your Head)."

It really is about three meals daily, plus a cot (of sorts), but does not involve being taken into custody.

Jimmy's song is an attempt to reason with his love interest. She apparently is involved with someone for no reasons other than food and shelter.

The first verse adequately summarizes the story:

"The memories of a tenement room
The desperate hours of perpetual gloom
It's all built up inside you, baby I know
That's why you think there's no place else you can go
Don't let him buy you, girl
No don't destroy your world for
Three squares and a place to lay your head
Three squares and a soft feather bed
Three squares can't be all you're livin' for
When love is so much more"

IZ ZAT SO? Bob Montgomery, a close friend and one-time singing partner of Buddy Holly's, wrote "Three Squares (And a Place to Lay Your Head)."

Montgomery is credited with over 100 songs, including "Love's Made a Fool of You"; "Heartbeat"; and "Wishing," all first recorded by Holly, then by others.

Montgomery also wrote "Misty Blue" (Dorothy Moore, Eddy Arnold, others) and "Back in Baby's Arms" (Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Sissy Spacek, others).

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail: t Visit his Web site:

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.

Copyright 2013 Osborne Enterprises - Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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7" Subscription Series Announced

Brutal Panda Records is proud to announce their first ever vinyl subscription series.  The label will be releasing four split 7"s throughout the remainder of 2013, with a new 7" being released every couple of months.  The series is kicking off with a repress of the long out of print Black Tusk / Fight Amp split featuring artwork from Baroness frontman John Baizley.  The remaining 7"s will feature brand new and exclusive tracks from:

Kowloon Walled City
Helms Alee
Ladder Devils

There will be a limit of 100 subscriptions available.  All subscribers will receive an exclusive vinyl color for each release in along with the chance at winning a test press of one of the titles.    The subscription is currently available for purchase at this location while the Black Tusk / Fight Amp split is available for order here with the Fight Amp side streaming here.


Devo to Release Rarities Album, 1981 Live Show


Jimi Hendrix ‘Live in Cologne’ Album Announced


Earth, Wind And Fire to Release Album On September 10


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 6/17 - 6/23, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Sigur Ros - Kveikur
2. Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork
3. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
4. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
5. Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
6. Camera Obscura - Desire Lines
7. Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
8. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
9. Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station
10. Deafheaven - Sunbather
11. The XX - The XX
12. The Mantles - Long Enough To Leave
13. Black Sabbath - 13
14. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
15. The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow
16. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
17. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
18. Beck - I Just Starting Hating People Today 7"
19. Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap
20. The Replacements - Songs For Slim
21. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
22. The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
23. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
24. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
25. My Morning Jacket - Z

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Music Releases - June 25, 2013

Abnormal Thought Patterns - Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Aerosmith - Rock for the Rising Sun (concert Blu-ray)
Alela Diane - About Farewell
Allman Brothers - Brothers and Sisters (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) 
Amon Amarth - Deceiver of the Gods
Attila - About That Life
August Burns Red - Rescue & Restore
Baby Alpaca - Baby Alpaca (EP)
Ballyhoo! - Pineapple Grenade
Bass Drum Of Death - Bass Drum Of Death
Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me (soundtrack)
Bird Nest Roys - Me Want Me Get Me Need Me Have Me Love
Bob Marley - Legend Remixed
Bobby Whitlock - Where There's a Will There's a Way: ABC-Dunhill
Bomb the Bass - In the Sun
Booker T - Sound the Alarm
Bosnian Rainbows - Bosnian Rainbows
Bronze Radio Return - Up, On & Over 
Candy Claws - Ceres and Calypso in the Deep Time
Cheyenne Mize - Among the Grey
Congo Natty - Jungle Revolution
Daniel Wohl - Corps Exquis 
David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights - Christopher Columbus (7")
David Yow - Tonight You Look Like a Spider
Death Valley High - Positive Euth 
Deeds Of Flesh - Portals To Canaan
Dessa - Parts of Speech
Dinky - Dimension D 
Elway - Leave Taking
Emi Meyer - Galaxy’s Skirt 
Extol - Extol
Femi Kuti - No Place For My Dream
Frank Lenz - Water Tiger
Hausu - Total
Havok - Unnatural Selection
Her Royal Harness - The Hunting Room
Hero & Leander - Tumble
India.Arie - SongVersation
J. Cole - Born Sinner
James Brown - Best of Live at the Apollo: 50th Anniversary
James Younger - Feelin’ American 
Jay Arner - Jay Arner
Jerry Garcia Band - August 5th 1990, Greek Theatre
Jimmy Cliff - The KCRW Sessions
John Legend - Love In The Future
L.A.M.P - Shades of Green
Larry And His Flask - By The Lamplight
Lesbian - Forestelevisonis
Light Heat - Light Heat
Lightning Dust - Fantasy
Little Lonely - Little Lonely
Locrian - Return To Annihilation
Mandolyn Mae - Once
Matias Aguayo - The Visitor
Mavis Staples - One True Vine
Middle Class Rut - Pick Up Your Head
Mixtapes - Ordinary Silence 
Mood Rings - VPI Harmony
Mouth of the Architect - Dawning
Mumakil - Flies Will Starve
Mylets - Retcon
Nate Young - Blinding Confusion
oOoOO - Without Your Love
Orphaned Land - All Is One
Palms - Palms
Pity Sex - Feast of Love 
Queensryche w/ Todd La Torre - Queensryche
Ramming Speed - Doomed to Destroy, Destined To Die
Robert Walter’s 20th Congress - Get Thy Bearings
Rose Windows - The Sun Dogs
Royal Canoe - Today We’re Believers
Royskopp - Late Night Tales
Ryan Power - Identity Picks
Scott Lucas and the Married Men - The Cruel Summer (EP)
Sebadoh - The Secret (EP) (vinyl)
Selebrities - Lovely Things
Serengeti - Kenny Dennis
Serj Tankian - Orca
Sigur Ros - Kveikur 
Sister Sin - Dance Of The Wicked (reissue)
Skillet - Rise
Smith Westerns - Soft Will
Statistics - Peninsula
Stephen Kellogg - Blunderstone Rockery
Steve Earle - The Warner Bros. Years ( 4-CDs/1-DVD)
Stone Gossard - Moonlander
Susan Werner - Hayseed 
Swimming Pool Q's - 1984 - 1986: The A & M Years (4-disc box set)
Sylvester Mighty Real - Greatest Dance Hits
Tech N9ne - Something Else
The Clean - Vehicle (reissue)
The Transplants - In a Warzone
The-Drum - Contact 
Transplants - In a Warzone
Treetop Flyers - The Mountain Moves
Various Artists - Let Us in Americana the Music of Paul McCartney
Various Artists - Sing Me The Songs: Celebrating The Works Of Kate McGarrigle
Wale - The Gifted
Watain - All That May Bleed
Weekend - Jinx
While She Sleeps - This Is The Six
White Wizzard - The Devils Cut
William Basinksi - Nocturnes 
Willie Nile - American Ride
Wise Blood - id
Yellowjackets - A Rise in the Road 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Cat Stevens - Majikat (180+ Virgin Vinyl)

All his classic songs are here.

A must for Cat Stevens fans and for anyone interested in the great pop musicians of the 70's.

In 1976, "Majikat" became Cat Stevens' final tour.  The release by Audio Fidelity of this classic album on our "Live on Vinyl" series is a great reminder of just how successful, talented, innovative and influential Cat Stevens is.  The album features 20 of his biggest hits, his best known and most loved creations

This 2-LP set is definitely an artist at the peak of his career.  “Majikat” is a testament to a classic artist whose music endures and influences even today.  Full of a mature yearning for spiritual truth and a deep compassion for humanity, as well as a strong sense of humor, all wrapped up in great melodies. This is the first time the music from this tour has ever been available on vinyl.

Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray. 

 1.Wild World
 2.The Wind
 4.Where Do The Children Play
 5.Another Saturday Night
 6.Hard Headed Women
 7.King Of Trees
 9.Lady D'Arbanville
 10.Banapple Gas
 11.Majik Of Majiks
 12.Tuesday's Dead
 13.Oh Very Young
 14.How Can I Tell You
 15.The Hurt
 16.Sad Lisa
 17.Two Fine People
 18.Fill My Eyes
 19.Father & Son
 20.Peace Train California Blues

Order at AudioFidelity

Cheap Trick - In Color (180+ Virgin Vinyl)

1977's, In Color is Cheap Trick's second album release and the songs and music are as impressive as the band's debut. Melodic, gritty, and just a rockin' good time, the record is one of rock's best ever sets of lip-smacking, hip-shaking, guitar-driven, harmony-coated super-songs.

The album contains the studio version of "I Want You To Want Me" that would go on to become one of their biggest hits a few years later when it was released on the "At Budakon" album, along with four other tracks from this record  ("Hello There," "Big Eyes," "Clock Strikes Ten" and "Come On, Come On") and these original versions have all the energy of that classic live set.

Producer Tom Werman understood the band's pop dynamic and brought out the best in the individual members - this is pop/rock written and performed by young adults and it's as close to perfection as pop-metal/power-pop gets. Aside from the craftsmanship, the album has genuine heart and a fun attitude. Cheap Trick is a band that never took itself too seriously as famously illustrated on the gatefold LP jacket with pretty-boys, singer Robin Zander and bassist Tom Petersson, looking cool in full color astride motorcycles on the front cover while the geek-squad, drummer Bun E. Carlos and guitarist Rick Nielsen, rest on motor bikes, in black and white and upside-down, on the back.

Mastered by Kevin Gray.

Side 1

1   Hello There 
2   Big Eyes 
3   Downed   
4   I Want You To Want Me  
5   You're All Talk   

Side 2
1   Oh Caroline 
2   Clock Strikes Ten 
3   Southern Girls  
4   Come On, Come On 
5   So Good To See You

Order at AudioFidelity


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801  - 801 Live (double vinyl preorder)

801 Live is regarded as one of the truly great 1970s live releases.

A supergroup comprising Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno, Francis Monkman (Sky, Curved Air), Bill MacCormick (Matching Mole), Lloyd Watson and drummer's drummer Simon Phillips, 801 produced an adventurous Art Rock music, mainly drawing on the catalogues of Manzanera, Eno and Quiet Sun.

The album includes the band's celebrated epic rendition of Tomorrow Never Knows.

This is the Vinyl 180 audiophile double vinyl version of the album, which has been remastered and pressed on 180gm vinyl with heavyweight gatefold sleeve and comes with newly designed inner bags and a different track order from previous editions.

Pre-order for July 8th shipping.

Quiet Sun - Mainstream (double vinyl preorder)

Quiet Sun was Phil Manzanera's pre-Roxy Music project, alongside Bill MacCormick (Matching Mole / Random Hold), Charles Hayward (This Heat) and Dave Jarrett.

A stunning, Psychedelically inclined Progressive Jazz Rock album, Mainstream was recorded 4 years after the band's break-up during the night-shift sessions for Manzanera's debut solo album, Diamond Head.

Occasionally echoing the styles of early Soft Machine, Pink Floyd and King Crimson, and hinting at the ambition of the 801 project to come, Mainstream is the only remaining legacy of this great 'lost' British band.

This is the Vinyl 180 audiophile double vinyl version of the album, which has been remastered and pressed on 180gm vinyl with heavyweight gatefold sleeve and comes with newly designed inner bags and the extra tracks included on the deluxe cd edition.

Pre-order HERE

Yes  - Tormato (vinyl)

A superb replica version of 1978's Tormato, including the vinyl insert.

Part of Friday Music's limited edition 'Yes 180gm Audiophile Vinyl Series', Tormato is one of Yes's most underrated releases.

Containing the ethereal ballads Madrigal and Onward, the endearingly daffy Circus Of Heaven and the Art Rock powerhouse, On The Silent Wings Of Freedom.

N.B. We have a very limited quantity. Buy HERE

King Crimson - Red (200 gram vinyl with bonus MP3 codes preorder)

Red is the fourth in a series of audiophile King Crimson vinyl reissues.
Newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp, this super-heavyweight 200gm vinyl re-issue is housed in a reprint of the original sleeve and contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1974 pressing (Robert Fripp's personal file copy).

One of the most powerful and influential albums in the band's remarkable career.

Order HERE


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David Bowie. Life On Mars? (Picture Disc) 7" Vinyl

40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION 7” PICTURE DISC SINGLE OF ‘LIFE ON MARS ’ Following the announcement of the Record Store Day release of a limited edition ‘Drive-In Saturday’ picture disc, EMI will release a 40th anniversary limited edition 7” picture disc of David Bowie’s iconic ‘Life On Mars ’ single. Originally appearing on the Hunky Dory album, ‘Life On Mars ’ was released as a single on 22nd June, 1973 on RCA – reaching #3 in the UK - when Bowie’s career had gone stratospheric following the huge success of his The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane albums and tours. This 40th anniversary release features the rare Ken Scott mix, mixed by the producer at Abbey Road Studios in 2003 (that created the Ziggy Stardust 5.1 mixes) of the single on the A-side and is b/w the AA-side ‘Life On Mars  (Live)’ taken from a recording at The Music Hall, Boston on 1st October, 1972’, previously only available on the 2 CD 30th Anniversary Edition of Aladdin Sane. Both sides feature photos from legendary photographer Mick Rock: the A-side, a photo from the era-defining ‘Life On Mars ’ promo film, which the photographer also directed; the AA-side a photo from the Music Hall, Boston concert. Packaging: 7” Picture Disc Vinyl housed in a poly-sleeve.

We expect this item to be in stock on July 9, 2013

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David Bowie. John, I'm Only Dancing. 7" Vinyl.

Following the Record Store Day release of the limited edition ‘Starman’ 7” picture disc, on 4rd September EMI will release a 40th anniversary limited edition 7” picture disc of David Bowie’s ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’.

Originally released September 1st 1972 and then re-recorded January 20, 1973 during the Aladdin Sane sessions, in a slightly different arrangement featuring Ken Fordham on Saxophone, this limited edition picture disc vinyl contains both versions!

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Happy 65th Birthday to the LP Vinyl Record


very well written article

Vinyl, an Untimely Tradition That's Making a Comeback


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Vinyl Records Make Comeback in Goshen, Nationwide


fantastic perspective from Colin Tappe, the owner of Standards Record Store in Vista, CA

The Rising Cost Of New Vinyl


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cool vinyl story from the Los Angeles Times

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Bruce Springsteen Working on 'Wrecking Ball' Follow-Up


album cover art of the day:

Green Death Reveals New Album "The Deathening" Artwork


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New Music Releases - July 2013

July 2

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves - You’re Always On My Mind
Autopsy - The Headless Ritual
Bell X1 - Chop Chop
Big Black Cloud - Black Friday
Ciara - Ciara
Darkane - The Sinister Supremacy
Editors - The Weight of Your Love
Huntress - Starbound Beast
I Can See Mountains - Life On A Houseboat
Juicy J - Stay Trippy
Look Alive - Mistakes & Milestones
Maya Jane Coles - Control
Never Shout Never - Sunflower
Owen - L’Ami du Peuple
Relient K - Collapsible Lung
The Leisure Society - Alone Aboard The Ark

July 9

Battlecross - War of Will
Ben Folds Five – Live
Butcher Babies - Goliath
Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (reissue)
Coffins - The Fleshland
Colette Carr - Skitszo
Daughn Gibson - Me Moan
Erimha - Reign Through Immortality
Freddie Gibbs - ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally)
Girl On Fire - Not Broken
Hebonix - Unreal
I Killed Everyone - Necrospire
Isis - Celestial (reissue)
letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful
Like Moths To Flames - An Eye For An Eye
Lord Dying - Summon the Faithless
Lycus - Tempest
Maps - Vicissitude
Monsters Scare You! - Die A Legend
Mount Eerie - Live in Bloomington, September 30th, 2011
My Heart To Fear - Algorithm
Nothnegal - Nothnegal
Octopus Project - Fever Forms
Pat Travers Band - Can Do
Pest - The Crowning Horror
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - That's It!
Robert Pollard - Honey Locust Honky Tonk
Scud Mountain Boys - Do You Love The Sun
Sirenia - Perils Of The Deep Blue
Skylar Grey - Don't Look Down
Smith Westerns - Soft Will
Speaking The Kings - Here To Stay
Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana
The Burial - In The Taking Of Flesh
The Octopus Project - Fever Forms
Thundercat - Apocalypse
Unkind - Pelon Juuret
Venemous Maximus - Beg Upon The Light
Whitesnake - Made in Britain / The World Record
Wilson - Full Blast Fuckery

July 16

Ace Hood - Trials & Tribulations
Andrew Cedermark - Home Life
Beach - In Us We Trust
Candice Glover - Music Speaks
Chris Brown - X
Court Yard Hounds - Amelita
Daft Punk - Get Lucky (12")
David Lynch - The Big Dream
Defeater - Letters Home
Desert Stars - Habit Shackles
Diana Ross - An Evening With Diana Ross (reissue)
Diana Ross - The Boss (reissue)
Doc Watson - The Definitive Doc Watson
Eric Copeland - Joke In the Hole
Evan Brewer - Your Itinerary
Gauntlet Hair - Stills
Gold Panda - Half Of Where You Live
Hypocrisy - Penetralia / Osculum (box set)
King Conquer - 1776
Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go
Nektar - Remember the Future (vinyl)
Patrick Sweany - Close To The Floor
Pepper - Pepper
Pet Shop Boys - Electric
Philip Anselmo & The Illegals - Walk Through Exits Only
Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest
Sarah Miles - One
Sick Puppies - Connect
Soft Metals - Lenses
Supremes - Cream Of The Crop (reissue)
Supremes - Join The Temptations (reissue)
Supremes - Love Child (reissue)
Supremes - Sing Holland Dozier Holland (reissue)
Supremes - Supremes A Go Go (reissue)
Tallhart - We Are The Same
Wet Willie - Wetter the Better / Left Coast Live

July 23

A. Tom Collins - Stick & Poke
Aerosmith - Rock for the Rising Sun (concert blu-ray)
All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature
Alpha & Omega - No Rest, No Peace
Armed For Apocalypse - The Road Will End
Baroness - Live at Maida Vale
Black Tusk - Tend No Wounds
Cathedral - The Garden Of Unearthly Delights (reissue)
Cathedral - The Guessing Game 
Counterparts - The Difference Between Hell And Home 
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Eric & Magill - Night Singers
Fight Or Flight - A Life By Design?
Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
Get Dead - Bad News
Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy
Grant Hart - The Argument
Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture Of You
Hands Like Houses - Unimagine
Harm's Way - Blinded (EP)
Hypocrisy - Penetralia + Osculum Obscenum (2-CD) (reissue)
Hypocrisy - The Guessing Game (reissue) 
Jackson Scott - Melbourne
Kyle Andrews - Brighter Than The Sun
Leftover Cuties - The Spark & The Fire
Legion of the Damned - Ravenous Plague
Mammoth Grinder - Underworlds
Mariah Carey - TBA
Misery Signals - Absent Light
Nadine Shah - Love Your Dum and Mad
Old Gods - Stylized Violence 
Otis Redding - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection
Phillip H. Anselmo & the Illegals - Walk Through Exits Only
Secrets - Fragile Figures
Selena Gomez - Stars Dance
Serj Tankian - Jazz-Iz Christ
Smashing Pumpkins - The Aeroplane Flies High (box set)
The Love Language - Ruby Red
The Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas
The Winery Dogs - The Winery Dogs
Transplants - In A Warzone
True Widow - Circumambulation
Van Dyke Parks, ‘Songs Cycled’
We Came As Romans - Tracing Back Roots
Weekend - Jinx
YMCMB - Rich Gang
Zorch - Zzoorrcchh

July 30

Ameila Lily - Be a Fighter
Ashanti - Braveheart
Backstreet Boys - In A World Like This
Billy Idol - Icon
Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (Aerosmith members guest star)
Chimaira - Crown of Phantoms
Dan Swano - The Inheritance
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell
Glen Campbell - See You There
James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance
Joan of Arc - Testimonium Songs
Legion - Woke
Mercenary - Through Our Darkest Days
Moreland & Arbuckle - 7 Cities
Nilsson - The RCA Albums Collection (box set)
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Steve Winwood - Icon
Swim Deep - Where the Heaven Are We
Tech N9ne - Something Else
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin - Bakersfield
Whitesnake - Icon

Friday, June 21, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

looks like the people buying vinyl from our friends at SoundStageDirect are also taking care of the records (observe the sleeves at #1) !
This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
2. Faith No More - Angel Dust (Pre-Order)
3. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (Purple Colored Vinyl) (Sold Out)
4. Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach
5. Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation
6. Black Sabbath - 13 (Pre-Order)
7. Frank Zappa - Freak Out!
8. Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
9. Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
10. Blind Faith - Blind Faith (Pre-Order)

Massive Vinyl Record Collection Up On eBay

Up on ebay right now are "69,592+ Dance Music Vinyl Records," along with "House / Trance / Techno / Drum & Bass" records with an opening bid of $10,000 (so far no takers)  The records are located near San Francisco, CA  (looks like a storage locker, they don't say if it was climate controlled).  The buyer will be responsible for paying to ship the records to their location. (which would be sizeable to anywhere in the US, probably ruling out an east coast buyer) The collection is estimated to weigh around 35,000 to 40,000 LBS.

Watch the auction on eBay HERE


new releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

Dream Theater - Images And Words 

Dream Theater's first album with new vocalist James LaBrie is an excellent mix of various progressive metal styles. Berklee music school alumni John Petrucci on the six strings, bassist John Myung and drummer Mike Portnoy show impressive ability on their instruments. Standout tracks include the complex "Metropolis, Pt. 1", "Pull Me Under" (also released as a single and video, an MTV favourite in 1992), "Take the Time" and the 11-minute "Learning to Live." Images And Words proves that Dream Theater's musicianship and songwriting are above the norm, and they proved to hold up this high standard for years to come.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert

Blind Faith - Blind Faith -Deluxe
Blind Faith were arguably one of the biggest and short lived super-groups of the late sixties, featuring former Cream members Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker and Traffic / Spencer Davis Group's organist Steve Winwood.  The anticipation for their collaboration after the demise of their previous bands was massive – their first and only album Blind Faith was hugely successful. It peaked at number #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in 1969. With sold out shows in Europe and the US, the band made an impression few newborn groups have ever achieved. 

The Music On Vinyl reissue boasts the original LP with its original artwork (that raised more than a few eyebrows across the globe...and not shown here) with the addition of a second LP. The bonus disc includes 5 bonus tracks that have never seen the light of day on vinyl previously!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 5 bonus tracks
  • 8 page booklet with extensive liner notes

 Faith No More - Angel Dust
In an era when numerous Funk Metal acts ruled the airwaves, one of the genre's forefathers Faith No More proved to be the undisputed masters of inventive songwriting with their album Angel Dust (1992). 
After gaining mainstream success with their previous album The Real Thing (off the back of global hit "Epic") in 1989, the band continued three years later with Angel Dust, a mind-bending masterpiece of musicianship. 

To celebrate the Music on Vinyl 180-gram reissue, we've pressed the first 2000 copies on transparent blue vinyl and included their impressive and popular Lionel Richie cover "Easy" as a hidden bonus
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes the hidden track : "Easy"
  • First 2000 copies on limited / numbered transparent blue vinyl

Wishbone Ash - Live Dates
A band like Wishbone Ash need to be experienced live.  On Live Dates (1973), the band exercise their repertoire with engaging quality – their exquisite performances drag you into the colourful world of these progressive Brit rockers. You just wish you were there to witness their greatness in person. Listening to the audiophile vinyl version of this classic live album is the next best thing.   
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
Tragically Hip - Road Apples
Recorded in New Orleans, Road Apples (1991) was the breakthrough release from Canada's best Tragically Hip.  Songs like "Little Bones", "Twist My Arm" and "Long Time Running" are some of the best songs the band of childhood friends have ever written.  Singer Gord Downie's voice pulls you right into the heart of the Hip – an energetic, emotional and poetic journey.  Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release.  180 gram audiophile vinyl

from bob at Relapse
BARONESS - 'Live at Maida Vale' - BBC
Release Dates
July 23, 2013 - N.America
July 19, 2013 - Germany/Benelux
July 22, 2013 - UK/World

An incredible recording of Baroness live on the BBC from the historic Maida Vale studios.  4 classic Baroness songs performed live and pressed on a one-time only, super limited edition 12”.  B-side complete with a gorgeous silkscreen of John Baizley’s iconic swan image.  Get it before it’s gone!

TRUE WIDOW - 'Circumambulation'
Release Dates
July 23, 2013 - N.America
July 19, 2013 - Germany/Benelux
July 22, 2013 - UK/World

On True Widow’s highly anticipated third album ‘Circumambulation’, the Dallas heavy ‘stonegaze’ trio hone in on their trademark syrupy simplicity with absolute perfection.  Equal parts drone, post-rock and shoegaze, ‘Circumambaulation’ is the band’s most, controlled, concise and realized effort yet.  Simultaneously True Widow’s darkest and poppiest record, ‘Circumambaulation’ is a moody triumph of a record perfect for both super late nights, and early Sunday mornings.  Rarely does a band capture the vibe of dreary haze together with sticky male/female harmonies so infectiously.  True Widow’s
‘Circumambulation’ is an easy top contender for record of the summer, if not all of 2013.

Pre-Order at Relapse

BLACK TUSK - 'Tend No Wounds'
Release Dates
July 23, 2013 - N.America
July 19, 2013 - Germany/Benelux
July 22, 2013 - UK/World

Savannah, Georgia’s heavy-rockin road dogs return to the fold with a stop-gap EP to hold us over between their raging last full length and their next.  ‘Tend No Wounds’ is a 6 song/20 minute blast of high octane raging Southern rock/metal that merges the classic original backwoods metallic hardcore Black Tusk sound with the newer more polished rock based tunes the band has honed after years on the road on the road with bands like Baroness, Skeletonwitch, Mastodon, Kvelertak and more.

Pre-Order at Relapse






Vinyl Top 25:
1. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
2. Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
3. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
4. Houndmouth - From The Hills Below The City
5. Jimmy Eat World - Damage
6. Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain
7. Patty Griffin - American Kid
8. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
9. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
10. Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
11. Rodan - Fifteen Quiet Years
12. Deerhunter - Monomania
13. Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
14. Blind Willie McTell - Complete Recorded Works Vol. 2
15. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
16. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
17. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
18. Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap
19. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
20. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
21. Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends
22. Dawes - Stories Don't End
23. She & Him - Volume 3
24. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
25. Metallica - Live At Grimey's  

and i don't usually salute actors, but R.I.P Mr. Gandolfini