Monday, August 12, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Beatles Pressing of the ‘White Album’ Sells For $35,000

One of the holy grails of record collecting, the Beatles first pressing ‘White Album’ with lowest-possible number A0000001 (Apple 101, 1968) has been sold at Heritage Auctions. Most thought a copy of this magnitude would belong to one of the Beatles. The opening bid was set at $10,000. 

Well, the auction ended and the price was more than I guessed, the rare White Album sold for an astounding $35,000.00!!

The Beatles White Album Poll shows that 47% of CVR blog readers got it correct (that it would sell for more than $30,000), so congrats to those who were right on target.!


Mike K. from the great state of Kentucky won the Creed Bratton vinyl contest, enjoy your LP!

Thanks to the folks from  for the wonderful prize!


OMG! Hoarding 250,000 Records

Canada’s Apollo Music recently shared a look into the vinyl record hoarder house, a collection of more than 250,000 records which the company purchased last year. “When we first go there we couldn’t even get through the doorways!” they remarked. “It took us 6 months to pack and remove all the records from the house!”

Check out more images at their website HERE


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Ozric Tentacles - Strangeitude (double vinyl preorder)

A fan favourite and one of the most highly regarded and consistently strong albums from the Ozric's prolific and illustrious career.

This heavyweight yellow vinyl version comes with a bonus 12" single including a Youth remix of the UK Indie No.1 single, Sploosh!. Both discs are packaged in a gatefold sleeve.

One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, the Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock in an open exploration of music and the spirit.

For over 25 years, the Ozrics have experienced the ups and downs of a rock and roll life lived to the full. The band has flourished through a number of line-up changes, spawned several side projects, created their own record label, put out close to 25 albums, scored a hit record and sold over a million albums world-wide. Throughout this, the basic motivation behind the band's existence has never wavered.

The Ozrics signature blend of hippy aesthetics and raver electronics with spiraling guitars, textured waves of keyboard and midi samplers, and supergroovy bass and drum rhythms continues to evolve and delight fans across the world to this day.

Pre-order for 9th September release.


Chic To Reissue 10 Singles In Vinyl Box Set

The Chic 12″ Singles Collection features 10 of the band’s most-loved hits, including "Le Freak," "Everybody Dance" and "I Want Your Love." They will be reproduced in their original extended versions at 45rpm and the singles are spread across five 12″s and come packed in retro disco sleeves. The collection comes out through Warner Music’s reissue label Rhino on August 26th.

Record 1
 A: ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’
 B: ‘Everybody Dance’

Record 2
 A: ‘Le Freak’
 B: ‘I Want Your Love’

Record 3
 A: ‘Chic Cheer’
 B: ‘Good Times’

Record 4
 A: ‘My Forbidden Lover’
 B: ‘My Feet Keep Dancing’

Record 5
 A: ‘Hangin’’
 B: ‘Chic Mystique’


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This Weeks Top Albums – August 12th, 2013
Here are the Top 10 Albums at Shop Radio Cast for the week of August 6 – 12, 2013:
1. Far – Water & Solutions LP
2. Far – Tin Cans With Strings To You 2XLP
3. Silverchair – Frogstomp 2XLP
4. Moving Mountains – Moving Mountains LP
5. Richie Ramone – Entitled LP
6. Catch 22 – Keasbey Nights LP
7. Weezer – Weezer (The Green Album Limited Edition) LP
8. Refused – Everlasting EP
9. The Get Up Kids – Eudora 2XLP
10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set)


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Top 10 Best Sellers

1. Sade - Diamond Life
2. Vangelis - Blade Runner (Red Vinyl)
3. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love (Marble Vinyl)
4. Bryan Adams - Waking Up The Neighbours
5. Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
6. Cat Stevens - MAJIKAT/Earth Tour 1976
7. Jethro Tull - Live at Montreux
8. Herbie Mann - at the Village Gate
9. Cheap Trick - In Color
10. Ten Years After - A Space In Time


Jimi Hendrix Expanded ‘Purple’ Box Set Announced


R.E.M. Could Release Rare Fan Club Singles

Justin Timberlake’s complete The 20/20 Experience to be released as lavish 4LP set

Get Up Kids Re-Issues Classic Albums on Vinyl

Kiss Autographed Gold Record Sells for Big Bucks


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