Friday, August 30, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records Records

1. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
2. MFSL Record Brush
3. Allman Brothers - Eat A Peach
4. Weezer - Weezer (Green Album)
5. Fleetwood Mac - 1969-1972 (Box Set)
6. Billy Joel - 52nd Street
7. Billy Joel - Glass Houses
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall
9. Yes - Yesterdays
10. Elvis Presely - Blue Hawaii

New Releases & Featured Vinyl Records
Can't Get Enough by The Rides
King Of Rock by RUN DMC
Solid by Grant Green
Rega RP6 Turntable - Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge (Gloss Black) by Rega Turntables
The Traveler - Black (No Cartridge) (1st Generation) by VPI Traveler
Higher! (On Sale) by Sly & The Family Stone
Drumgasm by Zach Hill, Janet Weiss, Matt Cameron
Chocolate City by Parliament
Elephant by The White Stripes

from our friends at musiconvinyl

Broken Bells - Broken Bells

When James Mercer of the Shins got together with Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse, the result became more than the sum of its parts.

Plans for their collaboration were made since 2004 but first blossomed into their first single "The High Road" in 2009. An album had to follow, so in 2010 Broken Bells was released to great critical and popular acclaim.

The duo avoided sounding too much like their own individual styles: Danger Mouse laid off the samples, playing drums, organs and keys himself. Mercer stretched his vocal cords into falsetto range, at times. Their creative energies gel like no other contemporary collaboration.

This addictive record is built to last. We can only hope there's more magic in the works by these modern time geniuses.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • First 1000 copies  are numbered and pressed on transparent vinyl!

Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes

Often called 'one of the defining Glam platters', Mott The Hoople's All The Young Dudes (1972) was an influential record when it came out, and continues to impress listeners to this day.

Coproduced by David Bowie, the album contains a balanced selection of well written songs by Ian Hunter and the boys. The band is on a roll, and having Bowie on board to colour in the songs with his distinctive style makes this an essential record for '70s Rock fans all over the globe. 180 gram audiophile vinyl

Foreigner - 4 

Produced by Robert John 'Mutt' Lange (famous for recording AC/DCs' Back In Black), 4 meant the definitive mainstream breakthrough for New York based AOR band Foreigner.

Featuring the massive hit "Waiting For A Girl Like You", the album turned into a heavy seller. Other tracks, such as "Urgent", "Woman In Black", "Luanne" and "Juke Box Hero" showed the versatile nature of the group.  Combining heavy riffing with effective power balladry, Foreigner claimed their stake in Rock and will live on as a Rock staple for many decades to come. 180 gram audiophile vinyl Insert

Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo

Ted Nugents untameable energy is best transmitted live on stage; Double Live Gonzo! (1978) achieves this like no other. He shouts, grunts and squeals, while his guitar does the same. Pure pyrotechnics on 6 strings!

His hit "Cat Scratch Fever" gets the live treatment, as does "Great White Buffalo". "Just What The Doctor Ordered" is indeed exactly what the doctor ordered: if you ever find yourself in need of getting your Rawk & Roll fix quick, look no further than Double Live Gonzo! Play it loud.  180 gram audiophile vinyl


Otis Redding - Sings Soul Ballads

Released in 1965, Otis Redding's second album Sings Soul Ballads features a fine choice of sweet and tender songs.

Backed up by the STAX house band consisting of such soul greats as Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, and Al Jackson Jr., Redding delivers the goods with impressive style. His renditions of Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This Love" and Chuck Willis' "It's Too Late" can be seen as improved versions of the originals. Biggest hit on the album proved to be "Mr. Pitiful", a nickname given to Redding by a local Memphis radio DJ. 180 gram audiophile vinyl


from rhino

Win A Copy Of FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972

Revisit Fleetwood Mac’s early years when you enter to win a copy of FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972.

FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972 features four complete albums – THEN PLAY ON (1969), KILN HOUSE (1970), FUTURE GAMES (1971) and BARE TREES (1972) – each lovingly reproduced on 140-gram vinyl and housed in a striking black slipcase. As a bonus, the set comes with an exclusive replica of the original 1969 7-inch single of “Oh Well – Pt. 1” b/w “Oh Well – Pt. 2.”

Enter to win a copy HERE


from our friends at polyvinylrecords 

The Dodos Carrier LP Out Now

We're excited to finally say that The Dodos' new album Carrier is out now!

When it came time for The Dodos to begin writing their fifth LP, Carrier, singer/guitarist Meric Long wanted to start over.

The uncertainty of the band's trajectory as well as the passing of guitarist Chris Reimer brought about a reassessment of things within the band, and in particular Long's songwriting.

In need of a different vantage point, Long began writing words before music for the first time, enveloping himself in silence rather than sound.

When it came time to set these lyrics to music, Long started writing with only his electric guitar in hand -- another first. The focus on this instrument was due in large part to the time Long spent with Reimer. Also the guitarist for Women, Reimer joined Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber to become the third member of The Dodos throughout 2011 before unexpectedly passing away early the following year.

"Chris was a huge influence on the way I think about guitar, songwriting, and music in general," reveals Long. "Seeing how he could transform and shape sound with an electric guitar inspired me to explore more tones and use those tones to begin writing a song."

And so, when he began to formulate the tracks that would ultimately comprise Carrier, Long employed two principles he inherited from Reimer: patience to let a song develop and a judgment-free enthusiasm for sound.

To this end, Long and Kroeber decided to record in their hometown of San Francisco for the first time, allowing for less time constraints and a more pressure-free experience than past out-of-state sessions had afforded.

Praise for the record has been widespread, with Filter declaring "...the lyrics on Carrier stand as the most meaningful in their catalog, making their newest album stand once again as the band's best yet."

Paste also found much to like, remarking that "Carrier maintains the Dodos' signature style and is therefore refreshingly familiar: heartfelt and sincere, organic and smart, imaginative and exploratory."

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this is so sad, the man has been in the vinyl record collecting news for years, you would think that someone, somewhere would be interested enough to pay him what he is asking....


had one of these books (not signed) in the 70's, be damned if i know what happened to it....

Rare Signed First Edition of John Lennon’s ‘In His Own Write’ Sold For $5,600


 Legendary house label Trax Records explored on 16 CD retrospective TRAXBOX

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Released November 11th 2013
Tommy, The Who’s defining, breakthrough concept album – a full-blown rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy that launched the band to international superstardom is to be released in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions this Autumn.

Originally released in May 1969, The Who were at a career crossroads, known mainly as a singles band, but this project launched them as a serious ‘albums band’ and it has now sold over 20 million copies as well as regularly turning up in lists of the most influential albums of all time.

Coming after The Who Sell Out in 1967, it marked a complete change in style with Pete Townshend’s lengthy conceptual narrative bringing exciting new opportunities to rock music. Tommy was and remains to be an ambitious, complex and controversial work, which was initially banned by the BBC.

This new Deluxe and Super Deluxe version of the album comes with a wealth of previously unheard material in the form of 20 demos from Pete Townshend’s archive and also a full live performance of Tommy from 1969 taken from tapes that infamously Townshend asked the band’s sound engineer to burn!

18 of the previously unheard and thought to be long lost live tracks are taken from a live show at the Capital Theatre, Ottawa, Canada on October the 15th 1969. Three others, I’m Free, Tommy’s Holiday Camp and We’re Not Gonna Take It were lost due to tape reels being changed during the show  so are taken from later shows of the same era.

As discussed at length in Pete Townshend’s autobiography the tapes were all supposed to be destroyed but were kept by long time Who sound man Bob Pridden despite Pete’s instructions.

The Super Deluxe box also features a 5.1 mix featuring the complete album remixed in surround sound on new Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray format

As well as the music the limited edition Super Deluxe boxset comes with a hardback 80-page full-colour book featuring rare period photos, memorabilia, a 20,000-word essay by legendary Who aficionado Richard Barnes and a rare facsimile Tommy poster housed in a hard-back deluxe slip-case.


Deep Purple ’70s Albums Box Set Announced

Rhino Records is scheduled to release the box set ‘Deep Purple: The Complete Albums 1970 – 1976’ on October 8th.

The 10-CD set includes studio albums and live records, and one LP that was released in 1969.  The collection spans the Mark II, III and IV incarnations of the band and includes the landmark albums "Machine Head," "Burn," "Made in Japan" and more.

Deep Purple Mark II featured Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Roger Glover. Mark III featured Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale, Blackmore, Lord, Paice and Mark IV featured Lord, Paice, Hughes, Coverdale and Blackmore's replacement Tommy Bolin.

‘Deep Purple With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Concerto for Group and Orchestra’ (1969)
 ‘In Rock’ (1970)
 ‘Fireball’ (1971)
 ‘Machine Head’ (1972)
 ‘Made in Japan’ (1972)
 ‘Who Do We Think We Are?’ (1973)
 ‘Burn’ (1974)
 ‘Stormbringer’ (1974)
 ‘Come Taste the Band’ (1975)
 ‘Made in Europe’ (1975)


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Captain Beefheart's Debut Album Reissued By Sundazed

Captain Beefheart's 1967 debut album Safe As Milk introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind visionary whose unique output had no precedent in contemporary music. Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, filtered the raw influence of the blues and R&B through his own singular musical sensibility and left-field lyrical wordplay, and surrounded himself with some of the most talented and inventive young musicians around. The result was an album that, even in the heady year in which it was released, sounded like nothing else, and the stage for one of rock's most iconoclastic and idiosyncratic careers.

With backup from the first, and perhaps finest, incarnation of Beefheart's legendary Magic Band (including future solo star Ry Cooder on guitar and teenage drum prodigy John "Drumbo" French), and production from future studio superstar Richard Perry, Beefheart unveils his fully-formed sound and vision on such landmark tracks as "Zig Zag Wanderer," "Abba Zaba," "Dropout Boogie," "I'm Glad" and "Electricity" (covered two decades later by Sonic Youth).

Now released on LP and CD by Sundazed Music, this landmark album now sounds the way it was meant to sound, thanks to the restoration of Perry's rare original — and, to most fans, superior — mono mix, which was later altered by Beefheart's label without the artist's involvement. Both the LP and CD version of this definitive edition feature authoritative new liner notes by Rolling Stone editor and longtime Beefheart enthusiast David Fricke.

"In mono, Safe As Milk is a powerful, concentrated revelation," Fricke writes, further noting, "Safe As Milk promised comfort, exotic nourishment and rude health — and delivered. Created in a year rich in historic debuts and transformative statements about rock's dynamic and expressive possibilities, Safe As Milk was so far in it was out."

This title will be ready to ship by the street date of September 24, 2013.

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Garage Rockers Distortions Get Vinyl Reissue From Sundazed

Minneapolis was their home turf. But in the decades that followed, appreciation for Distortions swelled to tidal wave proportions among fans of amped-up, ramped-up, balls-to-the-wall rock'n'roll. Headlined by two red-hot, stone-cold killers, "Action Woman" and "Soul Searchin'"—both penned by producer Warren Kendrick—Distortions is arguably the greatest private-press garage band album of the era.

The Litter formed in 1966 as a merger between two popular Twin Cities combos, the Victors and the Tabs. They quickly established a reputation as the wildest, loudest band on the scene. Bill Strandlof was responsible for the incendiary, feedback-laced guitar work on "Action Woman"—a local hit for the band when released as a single in January 1967—but by the summer he'd been replaced by another fast-fingered guitar slinger, Zippy Caplan. Caplan's fiery leads helped ignite the remainder of Distortions, including smoking interpretations of the Who's "Substitute," the Small Faces' "Whatcha Gonna Do About It," an intense reading of "Codine," and a comprehensive reconstruction-destruction of "I'm A Man." Sundazed is thrilled to present the first-ever from-the-masters vinyl reissue of Distortions, housed in the dead-cool original artwork and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Pure, unfiltered '60s garage rock excitement is just a needle-drop away.

This title will be ready to ship by the street date of September 24, 2013.

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Avenged Sevenfold Vinyl Release

Avenged Sevenfold's new album "Hail to the King" is now available on vinyl. This exclusive 2-LP set in a gatefold jacket features an alternative cover artwork designed by artist Cam Rackam.

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Death Cab for Cutie to reissue Transatlanticism for 10th anniversary


Atoms for Peace’s 9×12″ AMOK box-set made available for general sale


Vinyl records trampled by Deadmau5 fans are transformed into sound art with Project Bootleg


Suede announce vinyl box set of albums and B-sides


The Scorpions: Crazy World deluxe reissue delayed to October


cool article from across the pond:

Radio Still Spins You Round, Round, Baby


Write On: Invada Records On Soundtrack Culture


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This Weeks Top 10 Albums – August 26th, 2013

Here are the Top 10 albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of August 20 – August 26, 2013:

1. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
2. Far – Water & Solutions LP
3. Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die 2XLP
4. Moving Mountains – Moving Mountains LP
5. Into It. Over It. – Intersections (White) LP
6. Silverchair – Frogstomp 2XLP
7. Faith No More – Album of the Year (IMPORT) LP
8. The Horrible Crowes – Live At The Troubadour 2XLP
9. The Get Up Kids – Eudora 2XLP
10. The Get Up Kids – On a Wire LP


album cover art of the day:

Details On New Album "Fire Eater" Revealed By Aska


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 8/19-8/25, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Diarrhea Planet - I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
2. Ty Segall - Sleeper
3. The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars
4. Superchunk - I Hate Music
5. The Wild Feathers - The Wild Feathers
6. Washed Out - Paracosm
7. Explosions In The Sky - Prince Avalanche OST
8. Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone
9. No Age - An Object
10. The Features - The Features
11. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
12. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
13. Amanda Shires - Down Fell The Doves
14. Crocodiles - Crimes Of Passion
15. Mac DeMarco - 2
16. True Widow - Circumambulation
17. Deafheaven - Sunbather
18. Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe
19. Luella & The Sun - Luella & The Sun 10"
20. D Watusi - Dark Party
21. Charley Patton - Complete Recorded Works Vol. II
22. White Hills - So You Are So You'll Be
23. John Mayer - Born & Raised
24. Radiohead - OK Computer
25. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne

DEAR JERRY: I have "The Latin World of Edmundo Ros" album (London SPA.119), with instrumental versions of 12 pop hits. Any idea what year this came out?

Track 4 on Side 2 is titled "I Talk to the Trees," and it sounds so familiar. Is it possible there is a vocal version from the early 1960s?

Or is it just that Edmundo's melody is similar to the other song and I've confused them?
—Lola Holman, Appleton, Wis.

DEAR LOLA: You are neither mistaken nor confused, at least not about conversing with bark-encased plants.

"I Talk to the Trees" was written in 1951 by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe for the Broadway show "Paint Your Wagon," and sung 18 years later by Clint Eastwood in the 1969 film of the same title.

However, the version you recall is probably by Bud Dashiell & the Kinsmen. Their folk-style rendition was a regional hit of sorts in 1961, as was their self-titled debut album for Warner Bros. that includes "I Talk to the Trees." That LP has recently been issued on CD.

For several years, Bud Dashiell teamed with Travis Edmondson as the folk duo Bud & Travis.

Call it kismet, but your copy of "The Latin World of Edmundo Ros" is a 1970 Canadian pressing, setting up a perfect segue to our next question.

DEAR JERRY: Living in Toronto from 1957 to 1960 is when I fell in love with Top 40 music, thanks in part to CHUM (AM 1050). I still have a few of the CHUM Charts from those days, and I'm looking at one now that raises a question.

In August of 1957, "So Young," by Clyde Stacy and the Nitecaps, was No. 6. I have since learned that it barely made a blip in the U.S.

Mr. Stacy followed "So Young" with other hits in Canada, but I doubt any of them were ever played on the radio, or made anyone's chart, in the States.

At first I thought he must be a Canadian, but not so. He's from Oklahoma.

How many other records back then reached the Toronto Top 10, yet were nowhere near as successful in the U.S.?
—Adrian Smith, Detroit

DEAR ADRIAN: By "back then," I assume you refer to your years in Toronto, thus my research will cover that period.

As for the other Canadian hits by rockabilly singer Clyde Stacy, they are: "Dream Boy" (1957), "Baby Shame" (1958), and "Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor" (1958). None made it quite as high as "So Young."

Here are a dozen Top 10 tunes, in chronological order (peak Canadian position noted). Each of these accomplished significantly less success in the USA (also indicated) than in our northerly neighbor.

1. Clyde Stacy and the Nitecaps, "So Young" No. 6
Billboard: No. 68
Cash Box: Never charted

2. Midnighters, "Oh So Happy" No. 5
Billboard: Never charted
Cash Box: Never charted

3. Jackie Wilson, "Reet Petite" No. 10
Billboard: No. 62
Cash Box: No. 35

4. Paul Anka, "Tell Me That You Love Me" No. 10
Billboard: Never charted
Cash Box: Never charted

5. Jimmy Edwards, "Love Bug Crawl" No. 10
Billboard: No. 78
Cash Box: No. 35

6. Otis Williams, "Oh Julie" No. 7
Billboard: Never charted
Cash Box: Never charted

7. Vanda King, "Randy" No. 10
Billboard: Never charted
Cash Box: Never charted

8. Kendall Sisters, "Yea, Yea" No. 10
Billboard: No. 73
Cash Box: Never charted

9. Terry Roberts, "Oh Lonesome Me" No. 6
Not issued in the U.S.

10. Tri-Lads, "Cherry Pie" No. 2
Billboard: Never charted
Cash Box: Never charted

11. Leigh Bell and the Chimes, "Terry" No. 3
Not issued in the U.S. until 1961

12. Ralph De Marco, "Old Shep" No. 10
Billboard: No. 91
Cash Box: No. 56

IZ ZAT SO? It is not unheard of for a recording artist's death, especially an unexpected one, to inspire fans of the decedent to rush out and buy their records.

The pattern has also been that surging posthumous sales are directly proportional to the status of the fallen star.

As most everyone knows, on February 3, 1959, the small plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper crashed, killing everyone on board.

Buddy Holly, and to a lesser extent the Big Bopper, had been in the spotlight for awhile, but Ritchie Valens was just a 17-year-old newcomer, who happened to have one of the hottest records in North America: "Donna" backed with "La Bamba."

In the most unusual of circumstances, on the day of the crash, both "Donna" and "La Bamba" shared the No. 1 position on the CHUM Chart. Having both sides of a single already at No. 1 when that person dies clearly negates any surge factor.

If there is another occurrence on record of that specific confluence of events, I can't think of it.

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

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

Copyright 2013 Osborne Enterprises - Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Monday, August 26, 2013

New Music Releases - August 27, 2013


Alabama - Alabama & Friends
Alessandro Cortini - Forse One (vinyl)
Alunageorge - Body Music
America - Holiday  (vinyl)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85 - 92 (vinyl)
Arthur Russell - World of Echo
ASAP Ferg - Trap Lord
Austin Lucas - Stay Reckless
Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King (2xLP)
Bad Company - Dangerous Age & Holy Water (2xCD)
Bad Manners - Rare & Fatty: Unreleased Recordings 1976 - 1997
Beach Boys - Made in California (6 CD box set)
Bear’s Den - Agape (EP)
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven on Earth (reissue)
Belinda Carlisle - Live Your Life Be Free (reissue)
Belinda Carlisle - Real (reissue)
Belinda Carlisle - Runaway Horses (reissue)
Belle and Sebastian - The Third Eye Centre (2xLP)
Big Sean - Hall Of Fame
Black Joe Lewis - Electric Slave (vinyl)
Blackfield - Blackfield IV (vinyl)
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Rough Guide To Blind Lemon Jefferson (vinyl)
Blind Willie Johnson - Rough Guide to Blind Willie Johnson (vinyl)
Blue Oyster Cult - Original Album Classics #2
Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (3xLP)
Bonedance - Snakecharmers (reissue)
Boz Scaggs - Original Album Classics
Brick - Waiting on You (expanded edition)
Calculator - These Roots Grow Deep (reissue)
Carly Ritter - Carly Ritter
Chic - 12" Singles Collection (vinyl)
Colette - When the Music’s Loud
Crash of Rhinos - Knots (2xLP)
Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell - Turn Turn Turn
Death Valley Rally - The Stars Shine Brighter After Midnight
Dent May - Warm Blanket (vinyl)
DevilDriver - Winter Kills
Disappears - Era (vinyl)
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days EP
Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii (reissue) (vinyl)
Etta James - Original Album Classics
Everlast - The Life Acoustic (vinyl)
Everything Went Black - Mosenthein
Flaamingos - Flaamingos (vinyl)
Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Ghost Wave - Ages
Gojira - From Mars To Sirius (reissue) (vinyl)
Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh (reissue) (vinyl)
Goodie Mobb - Age Against The Machine
Hackamore Brick - One Kiss Leads To Another (vinyl)
HBS - In Deep Owl (vinyl)
Isley Brothers - Original Album Classics
J Dilla - Diamonds / IceVinyl (12")
James Taylor - Original Album Classics
Janet Weiss, Matt Cameron and Zach Hill – Drumgasm (vinyl)
Jars Of Clay - Inland
Jefferson Airplane - Original Album Classics
Jefferson Starship - Original Album Classics
Jeffrey Lewis and the Rain - WWPRD
Jim Croce - The Lost Recordings
Jimmie Rodgers - Rough Guide To Jimmie Rodgers (reissue) (vinyl)
Joe Higgs - Unity Is Power (vinyl)
John Frusciante - Outsides (EP) 
Juicy J - Stay Trippy
King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (2xLP)
Little River Band - Cuts Like a Diamond
Lucy Schwartz - Timekeeper
Lumerians - The High Frontier (vinyl)
Mandisa - Overcome
Maps For Travelers - Change Your Name
Michael Monroe - Horns & Halos
Mike Keneally - You Must Be This Tall
Miles Davis - Original Album Classics
Ministry - Enjoy The Quiet - Live At Wacken 2012 (2xLP)
Montibus Communitas - Hacia Aquellos Bosques de Inmensidad (vinyl)
Naked Eyes - Fuel for the Fire
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (deluxe editon) (vinyl)
Nicki Bluhm And The Gramblers - Nicki Bluhm And The Gramblers
Puscifer - All Re-Mixed Up
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Messenger Service: Live at the Old Mill Tavern (vinyl)
Randy Newman - Original Album Series
RATT - Out of the Cellar (vinyl)
Reverse The Curse - Existent
Richie Blackmore's Rainbow - Black Masquerade
Rise 200 –- Rise 200 (5xLP)
Robbie Fulks - Gone Away Backward (vinyl)
Self Defense Family - The Corrections Officer In Me
Simply Red - Original Album Series
Sleepy Kitty - Projection Room
Sly and the Family Stone - Higher! (8xLP) (4xCD)
Snow Patrol - Greatest Hits
Spineriders - Hello Future Tinglies
Ted Nugent - Original Album Classics
The Daisy Chain - Straight or Lame (vinyl)
The Dodos - Carrier (vinyl)
The Leathercoated Minds - A Trip Down the Sunset Strip (vinyl)
The Love Exchange - The Love Exchange (reissue) (vinyl)
The Rides (Stephen Stills & Kenny Wayne Shepherd) - Can’t Get Enough
The Suburbs - Si Sauvage
The White Stripes - Elephant (reissue) (vinyl) 
Three Degrees - Standing Up for Love (expanded edition)
Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label (vinyl)
Various Artists - Shapes Circles (2xLP) 
Willie Nelson - Original Album Classics
Yoshiki (of X Japan) - Yoshiki Classica

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Golden Earring - Moontan - Vinyl Record (Import 2009)

This 1973 outing is the album that raised Golden Earring to an international level of popularity, primarily on the strength of the hit single and enduring radio favorite "Radar Love." However, there is much more to this album than just that hit. In many ways, Moontan is like a summation of everything the group had learned on their first three albums. It presents a similar combination of prog epics, heavy rockers, and songs that combine both elements, but everything is raised to a new level of inspiration and polish. It starts with a bang thanks to "Candy's Going Bad," a piece that starts off as a thunderous, pounding rocker but transforms midway into a bluesy instrumental mood piece. Other highlights include the hit single "Radar Love," a relentless rock tune with a left-field instrumental break in which tribal drums duel with a big band-style horn section, and "Just Like Vince Taylor," a guitar-slinging slice of boogie rock that pays tribute to the fallen rock idol of the title.

Label Music On Vinyl
180 Gram Vinyl Record - LP- New
Track Listing
LP 1
1. Candy's Going Bad
2. Are You Receiving Me
3. Suzy Lunacy (Mental Rock)
4. Radar Love
5. Just Like Vince Taylor
6. The Vanilla Queen

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Thin Lizzy - Live 2012 Vol 1 Vinyl 2-LP (Import 2013)

The live album is the last recorded of the band under the name "Thin Lizzy" before they changed their name to "Black Star Riders".

Label Rock Classics
180 Gram Vinyl Records - 2-LP - Sealed
Limited Edition - 1000
Color Vinyl - White

Track Listing

1. Are You Ready?
2. Jailbreak
3. Don't Believe A Word
4. Killer On The Loose
5. Chinatown
6. Dancing In The Moonlight

1. Massacre
2. Waiting For An Alibi
3. Angel Of Death
4. Still In Love With You

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RINGWORM - BLEED 10" Pre-Order Bundle

Limited edition, one time pressing (no digital or CD and mailorder/direct wholesale only). Comes housed in a heavy weight 10" jacket, with matte and high UV gloss varnishes! High definition / studio grade 24 bit mastered files for 45rpm vinyl pressing!

Pressing Info:

First Press
623 x Blood Red Standard Gram
300 x White Opaque Standard Gram *Mailorder Exclusive*
104 x Blood Red w/ Black Splatter *Tour Exclusive*
104 x Clear (do not request clear)

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Wolvserpent - Perigaea Antahkarana (Purple) 2XLP

Available 9/17/13

Boise, Idaho duo WOLVSERPENT summon a deeply lush and powerful amalgamation of doom, dark-folk, drone, chamber music and black metal on their Relapse debut ‘Perigaea Antahkarana’. Shimmering tribal drone dances with epic blackened metal to create a sound much much bigger than its two human parts.

Simultaneously dark and beautiful, WOLVSERPENT’s sprawling Relapse debut gracefully blends stringed amplified instruments with a 21st century approach to composition to create a 4 part masterwork that is dark, emotional, menacing, cinematic, atmospheric, and heartbreakingly lovely.

Pressing Info:

First Press
900 x Grimace Purple Standard Gram
100 x Clear (do not request clear)
***2XLP version comes housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket and Includes a Free Digital Download of the Album***

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Pre-Order Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Fly By Wire

The Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Fly By Wire split color vinyl just arrived and it looks...well...just take a peek for yourself because we're speechless!

As great as the record looks, we can happily say the music is even better.

Recorded in the same attic as SSLYBY's beloved debut Broom, Fly By Wire contains many similarities to that album's lo-fi aesthetic while still providing a healthy dose of the band's infectious pop hooks.

Stream "Nightwater Girlfriend," "Harrison Ford," and "Young Presidents" here.

The album is available for pre-order on all of the following formats:
Mailorder exclusive Split Red/White vinyl (limited to 800 copies)
Red tape (limited to 100 copies)
"Fly By Shire" T-Shirt+MP3 (printed on ultra-soft AA Tri-Blend Track shirts)

And as a special bonus, 100 orders will randomly receive a SSLYBY fanzine containing illustrations inspired by the band's songs.

Pre-orders ship Sept. 6. In stores Sept. 17.

Pre-Orders at PolyVinyl


from our friends at


White vinyl is limited to 71 copies. Exclusive shirt-pack is limited to 24 copies. Black version limited to 195 copies. No reprints.

Architect's sixth full length album Mine constitutes an appreciable shift in direction compared to his previous works by adding compositional and instrumental innovations brand new to this project. Supported by well-respected artists such as Ben Lukas Boysen a.k.a. Hecq, guitarist and cellist Felix Gerlach, Dejan Samardzic (dsx), legendary producer, engineer and remixer Paul Kendall (Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb, Erasure, Recoil), Canadian musician and sound designer Comaduster and Hungarian vocalist Emese Arvai-Illes (Black Nail Cabaret), Architect marches to no one's beat but his own, expanding ambitious electronica with comprehensive down-tempo song structures. Moderate yet decisive beats and precise keyboard and string arrangements build the foundation for Emese's exceptional voice, transmitting suspense, depth and sinister beauty with perfectly fitting lyrics.

Depending on how and when you listen, this atmospheric release can fill you with menace and sadness, or send you into a deep reverie. Uncompromising, muscular and powerful, the music of Mine is also full of subtle touches and a supple sense of rhythm. Highly recommended for devotees of Moderat, Recoil or House of Black Lanterns - this album will be 'yours' for sure.

Order at StormingTheBase


from our friends at

Zoltan - Psychomania - a tribute to John Cameron (vinyl)

Zoltan follow up their 2012 Cineploit album release First Stage Zoltan by honouring a classic British cult movie from the 1970's, 'Psychomania!'.

In their own special way, Zoltan have taken several melodic themes from the brilliant fuzzed-out score by John Cameron and created an epic 13 minute suite of astonishing 'Soundtrack Prog'.

Available as a 12" mini-LP - on green splatter vinyl and with innersleeves featuring movie stills - with one side of music and another side containing several locked grooves from the movie, this is strictly limited to 350 copies globally

Order at BurningShed


why not, they used to sell records at furniture stores, hail vinyl!

Whole Foods Markets Selling GMO-Free Vinyl Albums In Southern California


The Light at the End gets a vinyl edition, also horrifying lenticular


 album cover art of the day:

Horrifying Announces "Euphoric Existence" Vinyl Release


album cover art of the day, part two:

New Album Title And Artwork Revealed For New Darkology


Artist Ted Riederer Creates Skull Sculptures Out of Melted Vinyl Records


Friday, August 23, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Evanescence - Fallen: 10th Anniversary
2. Allman Brothers - Eat A Peach
3. MFSL Record Brush
4. Pink Floyd - The Wall
5. Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971
6. Yes - Yesterdays
7. Billy Joel - 52nd Street
8. Eagles - Hotel California
9. Electric Light Orchestra - Zoom
10. Man Of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The LARGEST Selection of New Releases & Vinyl Reissues Online!
New Releases & Featured Vinyl Records
Weezer (Green Album) by Weezer
Barton Hollow by Civil Wars
John Coltrane: The Complete Sun Ship Session by John Coltrane
Skid Row by Skid Row
Daddy Plays The Horn (Pure Pleasure) by Dexter Gordon
Elephant by The White Stripes
The Traveler - Black (No Cartridge) (1st Generation) by VPI Traveler
Fleetwood Mac 1969-1972 (Box Set) by Fleetwood Mac
Hermit Of Mink Hollow by Todd Rundgren


from Tim at Sundazed

"We don’t sell notebooks and we’re fresh out of #2 pencils, but boy, do we have damn great music... Get an A+ in music history with a little help from the SUNDAZED FALL SALE... Long after you’ve forgotten all those trigonometry factoids, you’ll still be enjoying these incredible albums, available right now at lunch money prices!"



new release from our friends at MusicOnVinyl (release dates are August 26th)

Sly & The Family Stone - Higher! 

Released in celebration of Sly Stone's 70th birthday, Higher! is the first career-spanning anthology to celebrate the musician whose funk has influenced everyone from Miles Davis and Michael Jackson to Public Enemy and the Roots. This 8LP collection offers the chance to experience the songs you know and love but often in alternate versions, including mono singles, demos, instrumental tracks, live concert and television recordings, and more. The box set features 77 tracks, 17 of them previously unreleased.

These tracks are supplemented by a painstakingly detailed 104-page book featuring a liner notes essay, a beautifully-illustrated timeline of Sly's career, track-by-track annotations, rare and uncirculated photography, 45 rpm label and picture sleeve repros, eye-popping vintage concert posters and ticket stubs from Sly & The Family Stone shows, and more. Compiled by Dutch authorities Edwin & Arno Konings, the track-by-track annotations contain excerpts from Thank You, the Koningses' own forthcoming biography of Sly & The Family Stone. (
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 104 page booklet

Faith No More - Album Of The Year

The last album of Faith No More was a worthy goodbye to millions of fans worldwide. Having a new guitarist in their ranks, the band recorded 12 fresh songs in the comfort of bassist Billy Gould's home studio. These sessions produced two hits:  "Ashes To Ashes" and "Last Cup Of Sorrow". Straightforward and concise, the album sequence takes no prisoners and delivers an outstanding Faith No More experience. 

At its release in 1997 Album Of The Year was pressed on LP in small quantities, making original vinyl copies very hard to find. With the reissue of Music On Vinyl, thousands of fans can again enjoy this album the way it should be heard - on wax! To stir up some attention we've thrown in a special first run of 2000 copies on GOLD vinyl – must be seen to be believed. Don't sleep on this one.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • First 2000 copies pressed on GOLD coloured vinyl and hand numbered. Afterwards available on black.

super article about vinyl, well worth the time to read:

Scratching the Surface Ralph Gardner Jr. Goes on Record With Questlove and John Varvatos


Tower Records celebrates 20 years of bringing music to Dublin


Butthole Surfers to re-press their first four albums on vinyl


Beatles ‘Live at the BBC, Vol. 2' Coming in October


man, how sad, if it's not about the money, donate to charity, but please get together for a show!

Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for a 50th Anniversary Byrds Reunion


Blink 182 confirm plans to reunite and release new album in 2014


John Lennon's Tooth Continues Odd Journey: Owner Seeks Beatle's DNA-Dentist who bought artifact at auction hopes to clone former Beatle

a while ago i told you about a John Lennon Nehru jacket, well it sold for about $10,900 at auction to a woman who wishes to remain anonymous. She said she and her husband are absolutely delighted with the purchase, and that it will be the latest addition to the already extensive collection of Beatles memorabilia at their home.

grew up listening to this band, would love to see them live...

UFO Announce North American Tour Dates


album cover art of the day:

RUNNING WILD: Complete 'Resilient' Album Details Revealed


our friends at are having a SUMMER BLOWOUT SALE HERE