Thursday, September 26, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at ThrillJockey

Mountains - Mountains Mountains Mountains

Mountains Mountains Mountains was originally released in 2008 on the Catsup Plate label in a tiny edition of 500 copies that quickly sold out. Thrill Jockey is happy to re-issue the album in a limited edition of 1,000 copies with different artwork (an inverted color scheme from the original) pressed on high quality virgin vinyl with a download coupon for the first time.

Reflecting on Mountains Mountains Mountains’, Koen Holtkamp states:  “One thing that strikes me on listening back 5 or so years later is both how different and similar it sounds to what we are currently doing. While these pieces are clearly more minimal and intimate on some level and our technical approach has changed somewhat, the dynamics between the acoustic and electronic elements remain fairly consistent throughout our releases. Which is something we’ve been engaged with from the beginning and part of what defines us as a band.”

Get your copy at ThrillJockey


from our friends at AudioFidelity
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (Dual Speed Vinyl)

In the fall of 1957 "Jailhouse Rock" was first released in the US as a single backed with "Treat Me Nice" and was #1 for seven weeks. Early in 1958 it entered the British charts at number one, making it the first single ever to do so and remained there for three weeks. "Jailhouse Rock" also spent some time at the top of the Country and the R&B charts.  Jailhouse Rock was not  released as an LP although it contains some of Elvis's best songs.

Five of the six songs from the movie were released as part of an extended-play, seven-inch 45 RPM record that soon topped the Billboard EP charts, eventually selling an additional two million copies and earning another double-platinum RIAA certification.

The Jailhouse Rock tunes are unassailable - the writing and production team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller played prominent roles in the making of the soundtrack. The pair took over the recording sessions, serving as unofficial producers of "Jailhouse Rock," "Treat Me Nice," "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care," and other tunes. Their collaboration with Elvis and his musicians on "Jailhouse Rock" resulted in the singer's hardest-rocking movie song. As D.J. Fontana once noted about his drum playing on the record, "I tried to think of someone on a chain gang smashing rocks."

The performance in the film of the title song by the young and sensual, "dangerous" Elvis complete with chorus boys dressed as convicts is legendary. 

One of the best of Presley's films, Jailhouse Rock is a perfect balance of song and story - seldom would Elvis be so well showcased in the future.

Elvis Presley's songs have become an integral part of American culture. All were interpreted and recorded by one of the most successful performers American popular music has ever seen. The Jailhouse Rock EP soundtrack is a classic example of the "early" Elvis on the rise to super-stardom. Elvis at his best.

Side One / 33 1/3 rpm
1. Jailhouse Rock        
2. Young And Beautiful *   
3. I Want To Be Free *       
4. Don't Leave Me Now *    
5. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care *

Side Two / 45 rpm
1. Jailhouse Rock        
2. Young And Beautiful *   
3. I Want To Be Free *       
4. Don't Leave Me Now *    
5. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care *

* with The Jordanaires
Mastered by Kevin Gray

Get a copy at AudioFidelity


from our friends at SoundStageDirect

Top 10 Bestselling Vinyl Records At SoundStageDirect

1. Various Artists - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Soundtrack
2. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (Box Set)
3. Various Artists - The Big Lebowski (Pre-Order)
4. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Strung Out In Heaven
5. Nirvana - In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition
6. Brand New - The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me (Pre-Order) (Out Of Stock)
7. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
8. Who - Who's Next (Colored Vinyl) (On Sale)
9. Kings Of Leon - Mechanical Bull (On Sale)
10. Electric Wizard - Black Masses

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good news from the land down under:

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bad news from from the uk:

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i've said it time and time again, these stories never get old!:

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