Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friend bob at relapse

ZOMBI: Announce Deluxe Vinyl Reissues

On Tour 11/30 - 12/14 with Goblin

In celebration of their recently announced tour with Italian soundtrack kings Goblin, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Pittsburgh, PA's progressive wizards, ZOMBI. The groups now classic albums, Cosmos, Surface to Air, and Spirit Animal will each be available on deluxe vinyl on January 7, 2014 and can be pre-ordered from Relapse Mailorder HERE.

Their 2004 Relapse debut Cosmos will be reissued as a double LP for the first time in almost a decade, while 2006's Surface to Air will be reissued as a single LP for the first time in North America.  The last of these reissues, 2009's Spirit Animal will be released as a gatefold double LP and will include the bonus track "Infinity," not included on the first pressing.

These titles along with other ZOMBI releases are available for streaming via the duo's Bandcamp page HERE.

Their first US Tour in almost seven years, the 13 day trek kicks off on November 29th with a solo show in Chicago, IL and wraps up on December 14th in Carrboro, NC.  A complete listing of dates is included below.

ZOMBI US Tour Dates:

Nov 29 Chicago, IL/ The Empty Bottle*
Nov 30 Minneapolis, MN/ The Varsity Theater
Dec 1 Milwaukee, WI/ Turner Hall
Dec 3 St. Louis, MO/ 2720 Cherokee
Dec 4 Cincinnati, OH/ Taft Theatre
Dec 5 Cleveland, OH/ Beachland Ballroom
Dec 6 Pittsburgh, PA/ Carnegie Music Hall
Dec 8 Albany, NY/ Upstate Concert Hall
Dec 10 Boston, MA/ Sinclair
Dec 11 New Haven, CT/ Center Church on the Green
Dec 12 Philadelphia, PA/ Trocadero
Dec 13 Washington, DC/ 9:30 Club
Dec 14 Carrboro, NC/ Cats Cradle

*Not with Goblin - openers TBA

Pre-Order at Relapse


from our friends at


The Audio Fidelity Collection 1970-1973


Audio Fidelity announces our first box set release.  The Audio Fidelity Collection contains four classic Deep Purple 24K Gold CD titles from the Mark II line-up - the most celebrated line-up in the band's history recorded from 1970-1973:  "In Rock" <> "Machine Head" <> "Fireball" <> "Who Do We Think We Are" The box set includes the original booklets containing original album art work, historical photos and original 12" album labels.

The sturdy slip case container will be a silver design with the Deep Purple name and the heavy metal studs individually embossed. The limited edition collection boxes will be individually numbered and reserved to 5000 units guaranteeing this Deep Purple box set as a valued collector's item worth its weight in 24K Gold.

Each of the Deep Purple Classic Rock 24K gold CD albums contained in The Audio Fidelity Collection will be packaged in their original form. The back of the custom slip case will show full color images of the original Deep Purple album covers plus song titles.

Deep Purple brought together a world class lineup for their 1970-1973 body of work collected here for the first time by Audio Fidelity on a set of four remastered 24K Gold CDs. Each recording was produced by Deep Purple and features the band's legendary Mark II line-up - the most celebrated line-up in the band's history

Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Ian Gillan – lead vocals
Roger Glover – bass
Jon Lord – keyboards, organ
Ian Paice – drums, percussion

In Rock (1970): "Among the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever"  - Q Magazine 2000

In Rock is the fourth studio album by Deep Purple and the first with the classic Mk II lineup.

In Rock was their breakthrough album in Europe and would peak at #4 in the UK, remaining in the charts for months. The album was supported by the hugely successful In Rock World Tour which lasted 15 months. For the first time all tracks are credited to the five members of the band.  The 10-minute epic "Child in Time", perhaps the most famous song from this record, would be a concert staple for years.

FIREBALL (1971):  "..showcases the progressive rock and tightly meshed ensemble work that   characterizes Deep Purple at their best"

Fireball is the fifth album by Deep Purple  It would become the first of the band's three UK #1 albums.The album contains seven sizzling cuts. The boogie-inspired "Strange Kind of Woman" single reached #8 in the UK and became a live set fan-favorite up to the present day. The album ncludes such Deep Purple classics as "Anyone's Daughter," "The Mule,""No One Came" and the title track.

MACHINE HEAD (1972): "One of the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All essential hard rock album for any rock music collection."Machine Head is the sixth studio album released by Deep Purple.

Machine Head is often cited as a major influence in the early development of the heavy metal music genre. Commercially, it was Deep Purple's most successful album, topping the charts in several countries following its release. The album reached # 1 in the UK and stayed in the top 40 for 20 weeks. It reached # 7 in the US, remaining on the Billboard 200 for 118 weeks. Includes the Deep Purple classics, "Highway Star" and "Space Truckin'" and "Smoke on the Water" which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE (1973): "This is killer Rock 'N Roll...a must have for Deep Purple fans"
Who Do We Think We Are is the seventh studio album by Deep Purple and their last album with singer Ian Gillan until the reunited in 1984. The original album artwork has many quoted articles from newspapers.

One of them is from Melody Maker July 1972, where Ian Paice says:"Deep Purple get piles of passionate letters either violently against or pro the group. The angry ones generally start off "Who do Deep Purple think they are..." The album hit # 4 in the UK and # 15 in the US and Deep Purple became the best selling artist in the USA in 1973.


from our friends at musicrecordshop

Genesis - Selling England By The Pound

Originally released in February 1973, "Selling England By The Pound" was the bands biggest selling album so far. Still with singer Peter Gabriel it included the bands first encounter with the singles chart with "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe).  The album cover is a painting by Betty Swanwick called The Dream. The original painting did not feature a lawn mower; the band had Swanwick add it later as an allusion to the song "I Know What I Like."  In 2012, the album ranked seventh in Rolling Stone's "Readers' Poll: Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time."
  • Label Back To Black
  • Vinyl Record - LP - New
  • Picture Disc
  • Limited Edition
Track Listing
1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
3. Firth Of Fifth
4. More Fool Me
5. The Battle Of Epping Forest
6. After The Ordeal
7. The Cinema Show
8. Aisle Of Plenty 

Order at MusicRecordShop


Official Charts Company in the UK released the list of best selling vinyl in the past 20 years:

 1. Oasis – What’s the Story Morning Glory? (1995)
 2. Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)
 3. Portishead – Dummy (1994)
 4. Travis – The Invisible Band (2001)
 5. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs (2011)
 6. Leftfield – Leftism (1995)
 7. The Beatles – Live At The BBC (1994)
 8. Massive Atack vs. Mad Professor – Protection/No Protection (1995)
 9. Queen – Made In Heaven (1995)
 10. The Prodigy – Fat Of The Land (1997)
 11. Paul Weller – Stanley Road (1995)
 12. The Stone Roses – Second Coming (1994)
 13. Blur – Parklife (1994)
 14. Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
 15. The Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation (1994)
 16. Neil Young – Harvest (1972)
 17. Pulp – Different Class (1995)
 18. Oasis – Be Here Now (1997)
 19. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing (1999)
 20. The Beatles – Anthology 1 (1995)


great story about vinyl and its revival:

Independent Record Shops Come Roaring Back in Louisville


Merge Records celebrates 25th anniversary with singles series, hear Superchunk cover Misfits


cool vinyl art:

Adam Baumeister's conceptual vinyl art premieres at Fancy Tiger


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Necessary Evil: The Dark Greatness of Black Sabbath/


20 Good Albums With Awful Album Covers


10 Halloween Songs That Rock

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at mute

Deep Cuts and The Knife Available for the FIRST TIME EVER IN THE UNITED STATES on vinyl 10/29/13

For the first time ever The Knife’s self-titled debut album as well as their extraordinary Deep Cuts are now available on vinyl in the United States via Rabid/Brille Records (via Mute).

In 2001, Karin and Olof Dreijer made their musical debut with a self-titled album on their own label Rabid Records. Deep Cuts, their follow up to The Knife was released in 2003 but not released in the US until 2006. Both albums were only available on CD until now.

With tracks such as “Bird”, “A Lung” “Pass It On” “The Cop” and “Heartbeats” The Knife quickly cemented themselves as pioneers in the music community. Laying the groundwork for Silent Shout and this year’s Shaking the Habitual, The Knife and Deep Cuts are a welcome re-visit to Karin and Olof’s earliest innovations.

Order the LPs HERE

Yeasayer Announce ‘Fragrant World’ tour limited edition live album on double vinyl

Yeasayer have announced details of a limited edition live album, available on double vinyl with booklet and download from 25 November 2013.

Good Evening, Washington D.C. was recorded as part of the band’s worldwide Fragrant World tour, on their sold out two-night stand at Washington D.C.’s legendary 9:30 Club on 14 and 15 November 2012.

A booklet accompanies the package, with extensive sleevenotes written by the artist Christopher Kline, detailing the origins and inner-workings of each song from Fragrant World, the band’s acclaimed third studio album, out now on


from our friends at soundstagedirect

SoundStageDirect's Top Ten Best Selling Vinyl Records 

1.  Temple Of The Dog - Temple Of The Dog (Purple Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
2.  Jimmy Page And The Black Crowes - Live At The Greek
3.  Elvira - 2 Big Pumpkins / 13 Nights of Halloween (Pre-Order)
4.  Eagles - Eagles: The Studio Albums 1972-1979 Box Set
5.  The Band - The Band
6.  Various Artists - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Soundtrack)
7.  Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
8.  Neil Young - Live At The Cellar Door (Pre-Order)
9.  Bush, Weezer, Silverchair, Sponge, Wax, and Belly - Mallrats
10. Various Artists - The Big Lebowski (Soundtrack)


Amazon's Best Sellers in Music

1.  Reflektor ~ Arcade Fire
2.  Duck the Halls: a Robertson Family Christmas - ~ The Robertsons
3.  Wrapped in Red ~ Kelly Clarkson
4.  The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe EX) ~ Eminem
5.  PRISM (Deluxe) ~ Katy Perry
6.  ARTPOP ~ Lady Gaga
7.  Lightning Bolt ~ Pearl Jam
8.  New [Deluxe Edition] ~ Paul McCartney
9.  Reflektor ~ Arcade Fire (vinyl)
10.  On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2 ~ The Beatles


from the great state of north dakota:

Fargo Record Fair gives classic sounds a new spin


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The Road to Nostalgia Is Paved With Vinyl


Burger Records announce another charity compilation for another sick puppy


John Carpenter's 'Halloween' Soundtrack Gets Deluxe Vinyl Reissue via Mondo


Lynyrd Skynyrd to release live vinyl EP on Black Friday


U2 to release limited edition single 10-inch vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday


Testament Release ‘First Strike Still Deadly’ + ‘Live At Eindhoven ’87' Vinyl Versions


Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Gets Big Discount -  The ridiculously expensive $300 Bob-Dylan-every-album-he-ever released just got a $116 price drop on


12 Thrilling Facts About Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Video


The Best of the Rock Hall of Fame Nominees' Album Covers


The Beatles: White Album 45th anniversary featured on In The Studio


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 10/21 - 10/27, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:
1. J Roddy Walston & The Business - Essential Tremors
2. The Avett Brothers - Magpie & The Dandelion
3. Haim - Days Are Gone
4. Best Coast - Fade Away
5. Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
6. Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi
7. Amos Lee - Mountains Of Sorrow
8. Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe
9. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
10. The Head & The Heart - Let's Be Still
11. J Roddy Walston & The Business - J Roddy Walston & The Business
12. Kings Of Leon - Mechanical Bull
13. Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
14. Bonnie Prince Billy - Bonnie Prince Billy
15. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
16. Kevin Devine - Bulldozer
17. Diarrhea Planet - I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
19. Bully - Brainfreeze 7"
20. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
21. The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars
22. Cage The Elephant - Melophobia
23. Willie Nelson - To All The Girls
24. Polica - Shulamith
25. Big Star - Radio City

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Music Releases - October 29, 2013

65daysofstatic - Wild Light
A Lot Like Birds - No Place
ÆGES/Dust Moth - Bad Blood (7")
Alice Cooper - The Alice Cooper Show (vinyl)
Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy  (vinyl)
Andy Williams - Complete Christmas Recordings
Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2xLP)
Ásgeir - In The Silence (vinyl)
Audacity - Butter Knife (vinyl)
Autechre - L-Event (12")
Azari & III - Body Language 13
Bad Religion - Christmas Songs
Bardo Pond - Peace On Venus (vinyl)
Belfegore - Belfegore
Billy Bragg - Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (reissue) (vinyl)
Bobby Darin - 25th Day of December With Bobby Darin
Body Parts - Fire Dream (vinyl)
Boston Bun - Flasher (12")
Botany - Lava Diviner (vinyl)
Bottomless Pit - Shade Perennial
Boy and Bear - Harlequin Dream
Brad Laner - Nearest Suns (vinyl)
Bros - Push
Bryan and the Haggards feat. Dr. Eugene Chadbourne - Merles Just Want to Have Fun
Cheatahs - Cut the Grass / Kenworth (7")
Chris Forsyth - Solar Motel (vinyl)
Circuit Des Yeux - Overdue (vinyl)
Clara Hill - Walk the Distance (vinyl)
Close Your Eyes - Line In The Sand
Coppice - Big Wad Excisions
Correction House - Last City Zero
Cut Hands - Damballah 58 (12")
Cybotron - Enter
Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Repent Replenish Repeat
Daniel Avery - Drone Logic (2xLP)
Dave Van Ronk - Down on Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
David Kanaga - DYAD OGST (vinyl)
Dead Letter Circus - The Catalyst Fire
Dean Wareham - Emancipated Hearts (10")
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition)(2xLP)
Deserters - Try To Feel
Dethklok - Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera
Devin Townsend - Retinal Circus (DVD/CD)
Diane Coffee - My Friend Fish (vinyl)
DJ Rashad - Double Cup
DMA - Pheel Phree (vinyl)
DOA - Welcome to Chinatown: DOA Live (2xLP)
Doris Duke - I'm a Loser (vinyl)
Dot Wiggin Band - Ready! Get! Go! (vinyl)
Dovetail - Mount Karma
DVA - Mad Hatter EP (12")
Eagles - The Studio Albums 1972-1979 (vinyl)
East of the Wall - Redaction Artifacts
Ed Kowalczyk - The Flood And The Mercy
Eden & John's East River String Band - Take A Look At That Baby (vinyl)
Egyptrixx - Water (12")
Emmylou Harris - Original Album Series (5xCD)
Enbilulugugal - Noizemongers for Goatserpent (2xCD)
Entombed - Back To The Front
ERRA - Augment
Far-out Fangtooth - Borrowed Time (vinyl)
Fink - RCO (2xLP)
From Indian Lakes - Able Bodies (vinyl)
Gardland - Syndrome Syndrome (vinyl)
Giant Squid - Monsters in the Creek (CD+DVD)
Gladys Knight & the Pips - Life
Glaxo Babies - Put Me on the Guest List
Gross Ghost - Public Housing (vinyl)
Group Rhoda - 12th House (vinyl)
Gyptian - Sex, Love & Reggae
Hail of Bullets - III The Rommel Chronicles
Harm Wulf - There's Honey In The Soil So We Wait For The Till
Hellogoodbye - Everything Is Debatable
Humble Pie - Complete Performance - Rockin' The Fillmore (4xCD)
Inquisition - Obscure Verses for the Multiverse (2xLP)
Jake Bellows - New Ocean (vinyl)
Jam City - Club Constructions Vol. 6 (12")
James Ferraro - NYC, Hell 3:00 AM
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2xLP)
Jethro Tull - Benefit (2xCD+DVD)
John Davis - Spare Parts (2xLP)
John Fahey – Christmas Guitar Soli with John Fahey
John Talabot - DJ Kicks
John Tilbury and Oren Ambarchi - The Just Reproach (vinyl)
Jonwayne - Rap Album One
Juana Molina - Wed 21 (vinyl)
Julie Roberts - Good Wine And Bad Decisions
KaitO - Until the End of Time (2xLP)
Kataklysm - Waiting For The End To Come
Kelly Clarkson - Wrapped In Red
Khanate - Capture & Release (vinyl)
Kid606 - Happiness (2xLP)
Kill Devil Hill - Revolution Rise
Labradford - Prazision (vinyl)
Laraaji - Celestial Music (2xCD)
Laraaji - Essence/Universe (vinyl)
Laraaji - Two Sides of Laraaji (2xCD)
Laurel Halo - Chance Of Rain
Leslie West - Still Climbing
Letha Rodman-Melchior - Handbook for Mortals (vinyl)
Lily and Madeleine - Lily and Madeleine (vinyl)
Lingua Mortis Orchestra - LMO
Linkin Park - Recharged
Lisa Alma - Lisa Alma
Lonnie Holley - Just Before Music (2xLP)
Lonnie Holley - Keeping a Record of It (vinyl)
Lords of the New Church - Is Nothing Sacred?
Lords of the New Church - The Lords of the New Church
Lords of the New Church - The Methods to Our Madness
Los Campesinos! - No Blues
Los Lobos - Disconnected In New York City (2CDs + DVD)
Loves It - All We Are
Lower Plenty - Strange Beast (7")
M.A.N.D.Y. - Get Physical on Ibiza
Machinedrum - Gunshotta (12")
Maria Taylor - Something About Knowing (vinyl)
Meanest Man Contest - Everything Worth Mentioning (vinyl)
Mick Hucknall - American Soul
Minor Alps - Get There (vinyl)
Miracle - Mercury (vinyl)
Monster Rally - Return to Paradise (vinyl)
Moonface - Julia With Blue Jeans On (vinyl)
Mount Kimbie - CSFLY Remixes (12")
Mutation - Error 500
Natural Snow Buildings - Daughter of Darkness (6xCD)
Necrophobic - Womb of Lilithu (vinyl)
Necrowretch - Bestial Rites 2009-2012
Neurotic November - Anunnaki
New Alchemy - On the Other Side of Lights (vinyl)
New Christy Minstrels - Merry Christmas! the Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings
New Weather - New Weather (vinyl)
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (vinyl)
Nick Lowe - Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for the Whole Family (vinyl)
Nobunny - Secret Songs: Reflections from the Ear Mirror (vinyl)
Noctum - Final Sacrifice
Noctum - Temple Of The Living Dead
Otis Clay - Trying to Live My Life Without You (vinyl)
Our Solar System - Vart Solsystem (vinyl)
Painted Caves - Surveillance (vinyl)
Pampers - Pampers (vinyl)
Paradise Lost - Tragic Illusion 25
Patti Page - Christmas With Patti Page
Perma - Two of a Crime
Peter Broderick - Float 2013 (vinyl)
Pharaohs - Manhunter (12")
Philip Anselmo & The Illegals - 2-track EP
Phosphorescent - Muchacho De Lujo (Deluxe Edition)
Poco - Legend / Indian Summer
Protest the Hero - Violation (vinyl)
Purling Hiss - Paisley Montage (vinyl)
Pyrexia - Feast of Iniquity
Quasi - Mole City (2xLP)
Ramones - The Sire Years 1976-1981 (6xCD)
Richard Youngs - Calmont Breakdown
Rickolus - Troubadour (2xCD)
Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous (reissue) (vinyl)
Rilo Kiley - Take Offs and Landings (reissue) (2xLP)
Robert Crumb and Jerry Zolten - Chimpin' the Blues (vinyl)
Robert Glasper - Black Radio, Volume 2 (2xLP)
Rory Gallagher - Kickback City (Deluxe Edition) (2xLP+CD)
Roy Harper - Man and Myth (vinyl)
Russian Circles - Memorial
Schneider TM - Guitar Sounds (vinyl)
Secret Pyramid - Movements of Night (vinyl)
Seeker - Unloved
Sensible Gray Cells - Postcard From Britain (vinyl)
Septicflesh - Ophidian Wheel (vinyl)
Sepultura - The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart
Shook Ones | Death Is Not Glamorous - Split (7")
Sirens & Sailors - Skeletons
Skeletonwitch - Serpents Unleashed (vinyl)
Skin Town - The Room (vinyl)
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Son Volt - Lanterns (vinyl)
Stereolab - Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (2xLP)
Stereolab - Sound-Dust (2xLP)
Steve Goodman - Don't Blame Me (vinyl)
Stranger - Watching Dead Empires in Decay
Super Wild Horses - Crosswords (vinyl)
Survive This! - The Life That You’ve Chosen
Talulah Gosh - Was It Just A Dream? (2xLP)
Teeth of the Sea – Master (vinyl)
Testament - Dark Roots Of Thrash (DVD/CD)
The Book-Burners - People's Song (vinyl)
The Casualties - Die Hards (vinyl)
The Casualties - On the Front Line (vinyl)
The Casualties - Under Attack (vinyl)
The Chills - Somewhere Beautiful (3xLP)
The Devil Makes Three - I'm A Stranger Here
The Doomsayer - Fire.Everywhere.
The Fuzz - The Fuzz (vinyl)
The Grand Opening - Don't Look Back Into the Darkness (vinyl)
The Haxan Cloak - The Haxan Cloak (2xLP)
The Jealous Sound - Kill Them With Kindness (deluxe reissue) (2xLP)
The Knife - Deep Cuts (reissue) (2xLP)
The Knife - The Knife (reissue) (2xLP)
The Necks – Open
The So So Glos - Blowout
The Sounds - Weekend
The Spook School - Dress Up (vinyl)
The Swellers - The Light Under Closed Doors (vinyl)
The Weeknd - Kiss Land (vinyl)
Theo Parrish - Black Jazz Signature (2xLP)
This Will Destroy You - Live In Iceland (3xLP)
Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger! - Forever Young
Toby Keith - Drinks After Work
Todd Rundgren - Todd (vinyl)
Toe - For Long Tomorrow (vinyl)
Toe - The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety (vinyl)
Tompall & the Glaser Brothers - Lovin' Her Was Easier / After All These Years
Toxic Holocaust - Chemistry of Consciousness (vinyl)
Trace Adkins - King's Gift
Twin Peaks - Sunken
U.S. Girls - Free Dvice Column (vinyl)
Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters - Tomorrow Is Another Day (vinyl)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Blue Record (vinyl)
Upset - She's Gone (vinyl)
Various Artists - Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Through French Cosmic & Electronic Avantegarde (1970-1980) (2xLP)
Various Artists - Last Vegas OST
Various Artists - SMM: Opiate (vinyl)
Various Artists - The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute (2xLP)
Vatican Shadow - Remember Your Black Day (vinyl)
Vaura - Missing
Vildhjarta - Thousands Of Evils
Warbringer - IV: Empires Collapse
Waxeater - Baltimore Record (vinyl)
Weird Owl - Healing (2x10")
White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade (yellow vinyl)
Whores - Clean
Widowspeak - The Swamps (vinyl)
Wild Child - The Runaround (vinyl)
Wildcat! Wildcat! - Wildcat! Wildcat! (vinyl)
William Onyeabor - World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor (3xLP)
Winds of Plague - Resistance (vinyl)
Wu-Tang Clan - Essential Wu-Tang Clan
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan - Uzu (vinyl)
Yuna - Nocturnal
Zodiac - A Hiding Place (vinyl)
ZZ Hill - The Brand New (vinyl)

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes


Numbered, Limited Edition of Only 5,000 Copies!

180g LP Box Set, Housed in a Slipcase with a Gold Foil Stamp of the Band’s Logo!

Includes Hotel California - Ranked Among the 10 Best-Selling Albums Ever! Over 4 Hours of Music!

Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists - Rated 75/100! 

With five number one singles, fourteen Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of those albums -- Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) and Hotel California -- ranked among the ten best-selling albums ever. Though most of its members came from outside California, the group was closely identified with a country- and folk-tinged sound that initially found favor in Los Angeles during the late '60s, as championed by such bands as the Flying Burrito Brothers and Poco (both of which contributed members to the Eagles). But the band also drew upon traditional rock & roll styles and, in their later work, helped define the broadly popular rock sound that became known as classic rock. As a result, the Eagles achieved a perennial appeal among generations of music fans who continued to buy their records many years after they had split up, which helped inspire the Eagles' reunion in the mid-'90s.

In September 1971, Frey, Henley, Leadon, and Meisner signed with manager David Geffen, agreeing to record for his soon-to-be-launched label, Asylum Records; soon after, they adopted the name the Eagles. In February 1972, they flew to England and spent two weeks recording their debut album, Eagles, with producer Glyn Johns. It was released in June, reaching the Top 20 and going gold in a little over a year and a half on the strength of two Top Ten hits -- "Take It Easy" and "Witchy Woman" -- and one Top 20 hit, "Peaceful Easy Feeling."

The Eagles toured as an opening act throughout 1972 and into early 1973, when they returned to England to record their second LP, Desperado, a concept album about outlaws. Produced by Glyn Johns and released in April 1973, it reached the Top 40 and went gold in a little less than a year and a half, spawning the Top 40 single "Tequila Sunrise" in the process. The title track, though never released as a single, became one of the band's better-known songs and was included on the Eagles' first hits collection.

After touring to support Desperado's release, the Eagles again convened a recording session with Glyn Johns for their third album. Their desire to make harder rock music clashed with Johns' sense of them as a country-rock band, however, and they split from the producer after recording two tracks, "You Never Cry Like a Lover" and "The Best of My Love." After an early 1974 tour opened by singer/guitarist Joe Walsh, the band decided to hire Walsh's producer, Bill Szymczyk, who handled the rest of the sessions for On the Border. Szymczyk brought in a session guitarist, Don Felder (born in Gainesville, FL, on September 21, 1947), an old friend of Bernie Leadon's who so impressed the rest of the band that he was recruited to join the group.

On the Border was released in March 1974. It went gold and reached the Top Ten in June, the Eagles' fastest-selling album yet. The first single, "Already Gone," reached the Top 20 the same month. But the most successful song on the LP -- the one that broke them through to a much larger audience -- was "The Best of My Love," which was released as a single in November. It hit number one on the easy listening charts in February 1975 and topped the pop charts a month later.

The Eagles' fourth album, One of These Nights, was an out-of-the-box smash. Released in June 1975, it went gold the same month and hit number one in July. Moreover, it contains the chart-topping title song, "Lyin' Eyes," and "Take It to the Limit." "Lyin' Eyes" won the 1975 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus, and the Eagles also earned Grammy nominations for Album of the Year (One of These Nights) and Record of the Year ("Lyin' Eyes").

The group went on a headlining world tour, beginning with the U.S. and expanding into Europe. But on December 20, 1975, it was announced that Bernie Leadon had quit the band, and Joe Walsh (born in Wichita, KS, on November 20, 1947) was brought in as his replacement. He immediately joined the tour, which continued to the Far East in early 1976.

It took the Eagles 18 months to follow One of These Nights with their fifth album, Hotel California. Released in December 1976, the record was certified platinum in one week, hit number one in January 1977, and eventually sold over 10,000,000 copies. The singles "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California" hit number one, and "Life in the Fast Lane" made the Top 20. Meanwhile, "Hotel California" won the 1977 Grammy for Record of the Year and was nominated for Song of the Year; the album itself was nominated for Album of the Year and for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus.

The Eagles embarked on a world tour in March 1977 that began with a month in the U.S., followed by a month in Europe and the Far East, then returned to the U.S. in May for stadium dates. At the end of the tour in September, Randy Meisner left the band; he was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit (born in Sacramento, CA, November 20, 1947), formerly of Poco, in which he also had replaced Meisner.

The Eagles began working on a new album in March 1978 and took nearly a year and a half to complete it. The Long Run was released in September 1979. It hit number one and was certified platinum after four months, eventually earning multi-platinum certifications. "Heartache Tonight," its lead-off single, hit number one, and "I Can't Tell You Why" and "The Long Run" became Top Ten hits. "Heartache Tonight" won the 1979 Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

There's no denying the Eagles helped define the 1970s with insanely catchy tracks like "Hotel California," "Life In The Fast Lane," and "Take It To The Limit." Get back that peaceful, easy Southern California feeling with their 6-LP set, THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS, featuring EAGLES, DESPERADO, ON THE BORDER, ONE OF THESE NIGHTS, HOTEL CALIFORNIA, and THE LONG RUN.

The Self-Titled "Eagles" Album will include the Original Fold-Out Gatefold Design. "Hotel California" will include the poster that was included in the original release as a washed out black and white, but will now be in full vibrant color as the photographer intended!

 • Individually Numbered Slip Case
 • Limited to ONLY 5000 Numbered Copies!
 • 6 LP Box Set
 • Studio Albums from 1972-1979
 • Over 4 Hours of Music
 • Housed in a Slipcase with a Gold Foil Stamp of the Band’s Logo
 • Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

 1. Take It Easy
 2. Witchy Woman
 3. Chug All Night
 4. Most Of Us Are Sad
 5. Nightingale
 6. Train Leaves Here This Morning
 7. Take The Devil
 8. Earlybird
 9. Peaceful Easy Feeling
 10. Tryin'

 1. Doolin-Dalton
 2. Twenty-One
 3. Out Of Control
 4. Tequila Sunrise
 5. Desperado
 6. Certain Kind Of Fool
 7. Doolin-Dalton (Instrumental)
 8. Outlaw Man
 9. Saturday Night
 10. Bitter Creek
 11. Doolin-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise)

On The Border
 1. Already Gone
 2. You Never Cry Like A Lover
 3. Midnight Flyer
 4. My Man
 5. On The Border
 6. James Dean
 7. Ol' 55
 8. Is It True?
 9. Good Day In Hell
 10. The Best Of My Love

One Of These Nights
 1. One Of These Nights
 2. Too Many Hands
 3. Hollywood Waltz
 4. Journey Of The Sorcerer
 5. Lyin' Eyes
 6. Take It To The Limit
 7. Visions
 8. After The Thrill Is Gone
 9. I Wish You Peace

Hotel California
 1. Hotel California
 2. New Kid In Town
 3. Life In The Fast Lane
 4. Wasted Time
 5. Wasted Time (Reprise)
 6. Victim Of Love
 7. Pretty Maids All In A Row
 8. Try And Love Again
 9. The Last Resort

The Long Run
 1. The Long Run
 2. I Can't Tell You Why
 3. In The City
 4. The Disco Strangler
 5. King Of Hollywood
 6. Heartache Tonight
 7. Those Shoes
 8. Teenage Jail
 9. The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks
 10. The Sad Cafe

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The fourteenth album from modern rock's most acclaimed band - a 2007 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - is R.E.M.'s first live album. Presented here on three vinyl LPs are performances in February 2005 at The Point indoor venue in Dublin, Ireland, a city that has become a second home to the band. With a set list which spans the band's entire career, R.E.M. Live offers the "greatest hits" on stage.

 • 150g Vinyl
 • Triple LP 
 • Bonus DVD Video of the entire album - all 22 songs!

Selections: (LP & DVD)
 1. I Took Your Name
 2. So Fast, So Numb
 3. Boy in the Well
 4. Cuyahoga
 5. Everybody Hurts
 6. Electron Blue
 7. Bad Day
 8. The Ascent of Man
 9. The Great Beyond
 10. Leaving New York
 11. Orange Crush
 12. I Wanted to Be Wrong
 13. Final Straw
 14. Imitation of Life
 15. The One I Love
 16. Walk Unafraid
 17. Losing My Religion
 18. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
 19. Drive
 20. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
 21. I'm Gonna DJ
 22. Man on the Moon 

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180g Vinyl Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Mastering Lab! 

Although the tracks for "Coltrane's Sound" were recorded in 1960, the album was not actually released until 1964. Since the selections here came from the same series of sessions as "My Favorite Things" and "Coltrane Plays the Blues", it features the quartet including Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Steve Davis.

"This is one of the most highly underrated entries in Coltrane's voluminous catalog...these recordings remain among Trane's finest." - All Music Guide

 • Premium 180g Vinyl Pressing
 • Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Mastering Lab
 • Lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman
 • LPs cut from the original analog masters
 • Packages replicated to the finest detail manufactured with more care than ever

 1. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
 2. Central Park West
 3. Liberia
 4. Body and Soul
 5. Equinox
 6. Satellite

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About Elusive Disc, Inc.

We are a small, family owned company established in 1989 located in Anderson Indiana. When we first began, we basically specialized in out of print, hard to find (elusive) vinyl. Over the years, we have expanded to also include Audiophile CDs, XRCDs, DVDs, SACDs, In-Print Vinyl, Gear and Accessories. We continue to grow on a daily basis, adding the newest and most exciting music and Hi-Fi. We look forward to being your best Audiophile source for years to come.


Tout Croche - Super Silent 

Super Silent is the debut album from Tout Croche. Known for their loud and noisy live improvs, the duo has released this recording in collaboration with The Silent Howl label. The result is an 8 track LP collection of a series of eclectic pieces ranging from chanson française to power electronics, including a  remarkable interpretation of Neil Young's Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) in which the song is transformed into a dark, slow and heavy rock 'n' roll monster. With the track Dead or Fade Away, the duo mix punk anger with drum and bass rhythms in an energised frenzy that takes noise to a new level whilst The Silent Howl ventures into Hecker-esque ambient soundscapes  . Taken as a whole, the work is reminiscent of the playful sonic explorations of the legendary German band Faust, incorporating a musique concrète vocabulary and a noise/rock aesthetic that is provided by their gutsy  improvisation. Guest appearances from Nicolas Bernier and Rodrigo Constanzo increases the scale and sonic openess of the project. The release is available as a limited edition 180g vinyl and as a digital download.

Hear it and purchase it on The Silent Howl Bandcamp!

Tout Croche is Stephen Harvey and Dominic Thibault making electronic music. A haven of post-genre sonic experimentation, music making that marvels at noise from beautiful ambience to digital distortion. Coming from different musical backgrounds, they found commonality in improvisation and noise. Since October 2011, the duo have been actively developing a live set-up around the use and mis-use of the electric guitar and a rack of digital FXs routed together to create surprising sonic textures. Tout Croche enjoy playing live where their energy and intensity can be perceived by the audience.

Purchase a vinyl copy HERE


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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin 'Pershing' on 180-Gram Clear Gold Vinyl

'Pershing,' the sophomore release from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, has gone gold! Clear Gold that is.

While 'Broom' introduced SSLYBY as a promising young act on the rise, 'Pershing' acts as its mission statement, finding the band working out its adventurous streak by way of quirky chord changes amid massive hooks and addictive melodies.

Now available on 180-gram Clear Gold vinyl, Pershing features fan favorites such as "Modern Mystery" and "Think I Wanna Die" along with an 11" x 17" poster.

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record review from our friends at

Dexter Gordon – Daddy Plays the Horn – Bethlehem Records/ PurePleasure vinyl

Prime bop from Dexter Gordon…

Dexter Gordon – Daddy Plays the Horn – Bethlehem Records/PurePleasure BCP36 – mono audiophile vinyl reissue,  (1955)  ***½:

(Dexter Gordon – tenor sax; Kenny Drew – piano; Leroy Vinnegar – bass; Lawrence Marable – drums)

Before Dexter Gordon became more known as a mainstream tenor saxophonist with a strong blues influence, as well as a master balladeer; in the early ’50s he held his own with beboppers like Wardell Gray in bop sax duels.

For a 1955 Hollywood session, Gordon was recorded on Bethlehem Records with a rhythm section of pianist Kenny Drew, walking bassist extraordinaire Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Lawrence Marable. Song selection was a mixture of standard ballads and tunes written by Charlie Parker and Dexter himself.

This session has been re-released by the English audiophile LP label, PurePleasure, and remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering in London. It has also been put out on CD by Verse Records (not to be mistaken for Verve Records).

On the title track, a twelve-bar blues taken at a mid-tempo, Dexter sets a comfortable mood strongly supported by Drew, who gets an extended soulful solo. “Confirmation,” a Bird bop staple has Dex blowing a little less frenetic than the standard for that time period. Again Kenny Drew gets to have several full choruses, almost getting equal time with Gordon, making the tune as much his as the leader. I dug Leroy’s walking bass lines here. Dexter’s strongest work is on the ballads “Darn that Dream” as well as on “Autumn in New York.” Gordon has few tenor peers who could match him for the lyricism that these ballads deserve. Only Ben Webster comes to mind.

Other highlights can be found on “Number Four” and “You Can Depend on Me,” with the former a medium tempo tune, and the latter having a little more heat. Both show Dex fully in command and a true master of the tenor, which he would continue to demonstrate for another three decades. The time given to Kenny Drew for some extended solos is a nice bonus on this LP. The remastering is first rate as each musician is warmly presented in the sound mix.

 Side A: Daddy Plays the Horn, Confirmation, Darn That Dream
 Side B: Number Four, Autumn in New York, You Can Depend on Me
—Jeff Krow

I want to thank John over at for the exclusive rights to reprint this great review!

AUDIOPHILE AUDITION focuses on recordings of interest to audiophiles and collectors, with an accent on surround sound for music, and on all hi-res disc formats. Over 100SACD, DVD Video/Audio and standard CD reviews are published during each month, and our archives go back to January 2001.


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Donated Don Halm Collection is 90 Years of a Who's Who of Musical History


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35,000 records + caffeine: Carrboro's new Vinyl Perk


up north, canada pressing vinyl:

Vinyl revival | PLANT


'The Wicker Man' Soundtrack to Receive 40th Anniversary Vinyl Release


and finally, Lego's!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at Relapse

For Immediate Release

Legendary Stiff Records Releases "Ten Big Stiffs" - A Limited Edition Much Anticipated 7" Box Set  

Featuring Plastmatics, The Untouchables, Wreckless Eric, Tracey Ullman + more

Released on Razor & Tie Records November 29, 2013 

Founded in 1976, STIFF RECORDS was at the heart of the new wave, bringing the world artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Kirsty MacColl and Ian Dury and what is generally regarded as the first ever punk rock single, “New Rose” by The Damned. The label set the yardstick for music business marketing, with artwork by Barney Bubbles and an array of memorable slogans, not least "If It Ain't Stiff, It Ain't Worth A Fuck".  Stiff continues to this day, with the 2012 UK #1 single “Bom Bom” by Sam And The Womp and a back catalog comprising 150 singles and more than 50 albums of revered 70s and 80s pop, punk and rock.

This LIMITED EDITION 7” Box Set "Ten Big Stiffs" takes you on a tour of the Stiff catalog, and ) which includes ten 7-inch releases, all chosen by Stiff Records, featuring some of the most recognizable tracks from  the label throughout the years: Tenpole Tudor's “Swords of a Thousand Men” (as heard in Aardman Animations' Pirates! in 2012 and in TV ads for EA Games' FIFA 11 in 2011), Tracey Ullman's “They Don't Know” (#8 US hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983), Wreckless Eric's “Whole Wide World” (MacDonalds TV ads in 2012) and Desmond Dekker's “Israelites” (a classic hit featured in Drugstore Cowboy).

Set for release on November 29, as a Record Store Day exclusive in North America through indie stories via Razor & Tie Records  Ten Big Stiffs is an incredible collector's item, the original sleeve artwork is recreated on each, with the exception of Mint Juleps – Docklands. This is ‘the Stiff 7-inch that never was”.  Scheduled to  have been a 7-inch release back in the day, it originally got overlooked, so collectors are always asking for it. The set also includes Plasmatics, Wreckless Eric, The Untouchables and more. (Full track list below)

Experience the history of STIFF RECORDS, and all the artists featured on this release, through a series of videos produced by award-winning film-maker NIGEL DICK.  The videos will be rolled out over the next month at The British born Dick began his career at Stiff Records as a Press Officer.  He has since directed over 300 music videos and seventeen documentaries, won three MTV Awards, three MVPA awards, two Billboard Awards and a Brit Award.


Between The Lines / Spoiling For A Fight

A remnant of London’s psychedelic club scene, Pink Fairies had already been recording for five years prior to joining Stiff, where they recorded their one and only release “Between The Lines” with new guitarist Larry Wallis.  The band left Stiff after this single, but Wallis, after joining Lemmy in the first incarnation of Motorhead, became an in-house producer at Stiff.

Whole Wide World / Semaphore Signals

Produced by Nick Lowe, who also played bass on the track, “Whole Wide World” is probably the best known track of English rock / new wave singer Wreckess Eric.  More than two decades after its release, it was included on Mojo Magazine’s list of best punk rock singles of all time!  The song has since been covered by Lightning Seeds, The Monkees, The Proclaimers, and Paul Westerberg, among others.

You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen at Parties / Bureaucrats

Stiff spotted ingenious songwriter Jona Lewie as he experienced success as a member of Brett Marvin and The Thunderbolts and off-shoots Terry Dactyl and The Dinosaurs.  His career with Stiff spanned five years, and saw the release of 11 singles, the fourth of which was the synth-pop masterpiece “You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties”, which made it into the UK Top 20.

Israelites / Why Fight?

A legend in Jamaican music, Desmond Dekker had a successful touring business, but only sporadic hits through the 60’s and 70’s.  After joining Stiff, Dave Robinson quickly teamed up Dekker with The Rumour and other Jamaican artists who backed him on new recordings of various old hits to create the album Black & Dekker, which included the single “Israelites”, which reached number 10 in the UK.

Monkey Suit / Squirm (Live)

Led by the ‘Queen of Shock Rock’, Wendy O Williams, Plasmatics, with their porno sleeves, S&M styling, fusion of punk and heavy metal, were the most parent-frightening and gloriously perverted band a teenager could find in the 80s.  Released in 1980, “Butcher Baby” would have been far better suited for the year 2000.  A band definitely ahead of its’ time.

Swords of a Thousand Men / Love and Food

After appearing in the Sex Pistols’ film The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, Malcolm McLaren told Ed Tudor-Pole he could “either form a band or go into pornography”, hence Tenpole Tudor was formed.  On Stiff, the band delivered six singles, including the UK chart hit “Swords of a Thousand Men”, as well as two albums.

They Don’t Know / The B-Side

As part of the BBC comedy trio Three Of A Kind, Tracey Ullman was already a household name before joining Stiff in 1983 to record 60’s throwback, bubblegum-pop singles.  The first three, “Breakaway”, “They Don’t Know”, and “Move Over Darling”, all went Top 10 in the UK, with “They Don’t Know” also hitting number 8 in the U.S.

A New England / Patrick

Originally spotted by Stiff singing backing vocals for the punk band Drug Addix, Kirsty MacColl was signed to a solo deal and released her first single “They Don’t Know” in 1979.  After leaving Stiff for Polydor in 1981, singer-songwriter MacColl returned to the label to work with Tracey Ullman, who had a hit with a cover of “They Don’t Know”, on a cover of her own, Billy Bragg’s “A New England”, which reached number 7 on the UK charts.  This version includes two extra verses specially written for her by Bragg for the release.

(I Spy For The) FBI / Whiplash

Part of the early 80’s Silver Lake, Los Angeles, ska revival scene, The Untouchables cut their teeth playing covers of the Blue Magoos and the Small Faces.  Upon signing to Stiff, they recorded a few singles, including “(I Spy For The) FBI”, which charted at number 59 in the UK.

Docklands / Docklands 12” Version

The Stiff 7” That Never Was!

An all-female group centered around the four Picket sisters toured with everyone from Sister Sledge to Billy Bragg, as well as singing backup for Bob Geldof and Dr. Feelgood before joining Stiff.  Their soulful, a cappella style fused with earthenware pop songs set them apart from other similar acts.  The single “Docklands” has only previously been released as a 12” (BUY264), never before as a 7”.

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from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

Temple Of The Dog - Temple Of The Dog

Temple Of The Dog was essentially a side project of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell & Matt Cameron, Mother Love Bone's Stone Gossard & Jeff Ament and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Without pressure from a record label, the collaboration resulted in a beautiful album dedicated to the memory of Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood.

Official vinyl releases of Temple Of The Dog have been in short supply. To celebrate its official reissue we're giving it a 2LP treatment for best audio, with an etch on the D-side. First pressing is a limited run on purple vinyl. Get it while they last!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Insert
  • Etch on D-side
  • First 5000 copies are hand numbered and pressed on purple vinyl
Temple Of The Dog vinyl pressing

Rory Gallagher - Kickback City 

Throughout his life Rory Gallagher was a great fan of the crime noir genre and much of his work was inspired by the characters and themes found in the cult detective novels of authors such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.

Examples of Rory's best crime inspired material are central to the Kickback City album, providing the soundtrack to Ian Rankin's newly created novella 'The Lie Factory'. Rory's lyrics and song titles are cleverly woven in to the story.

The unique album Kickback City is completed by the stunning visuals created by illustrator Timothy Truman (DC Comics / First Comics). Also a life-long Rory Gallagher fan, the musician, writer and illustrator has been working in the graphic novel industry since the 80's and is internationally known for his art design for the Grateful Dead.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Includes 44-page comicbook 
  • 4 Crime Scene postcards
  • 1 Studio LP: a compilation of Rory Gallagher's film noir influenced songs
  • 1 Bonus LP: Kickback City Live 
  • Includes audiobook CD "The Lie Factory", narrated by Aidan Quinn

Ramones - It's Alive 

Clocking in at just under 54 minutes, It's Alive by The Ramones is jam-packed with classic Ramones material, 28 songs in total. The band recorded this set on New Year's Eve in 1977 at the Rainbow Theater in London, in front of an ecstatic crowd.

The story goes that during their UK tour 4 concerts were recorded, but the New Year's Eve performance was chosen for release as a live album because no less than 10 rows of seats were thrown at the stage after the concert and it was considered the best of the performances at the venue.

In 2005, It's Alive was ranked number 279 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. Check out some live footage here:
180 gram audiophile vinyl  Gatefold sleeve

The Meters - Cabbage Alley 

The 4th Meters album marked their departure from Josie Records and was released on the Reprise label in 1972. Cabbage Alley once again proved that The Meters were one of the finest, rawest Funk groups around.

Hailing from the soggy streets of New Orleans, the Meters essentially invented the second line groove, influencing Funk music like no other artist (OK, aside from a singer by the name of James Brown). These cats are essentially one unified rhythm section, with expertly timed drum breaks, bass driven grooves, bluesy chicken scratch guitars and Southern singalong choruses.
180 gram audiophile vinyl  Includes bonus tracks "Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push And Shove)" Part I & II

John Mellencamp - Lonesome Jubilee

The follow-up to Scarecrow [MOVLP508], The Lonesome Jubilee (1987) expanded on John Mellencamp's musical and lyrical vision on life in the US heartland. Musically, Mellencamp adds more Country and Folk influences than on its predecessor, including fiddles and accordeons. These rich textures are the basis for Mellencamp's lyrics dealing with America's working class life.

This is a must have album for fans of Steve Earle, CCR, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.  180 gram audiophile vinyl Insert and Gatefold sleeve

Bread - Baby Im A Want You

Bread's 4th album Baby I'm A Want You (1972) was a massive hit, peaking at #3 on the US charts. The core songwriters of Bread, David Gates and James Griffin, delivered a collection of Pop Rock songs that rank among the best that Bread's extensive discography has to offer.

Serious belters like "Mother Freedom" (which also proved a successful single) and "Down On My Knees" with its hard rocking rhythm easily stand the test of time and still sound fresh with every spin. The heavier material is cleverly alternated with softer numbers such as the title track.

This is the first reissue of this classic Rock album since 1973! 180 gram audiophile vinyl and Insert


from our friends at MusicRecordShop

Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism - Vinyl 2-LP 2013 (PRE-ORDER 10-29) 

As musical lunacy goes, things have gotten as crazy as it gets for Death Cab for Cutie since 2002's You Can Play These Songs with Chords compilation. A wildly successful tour with Dismemberment Plan, a collaboration for singer Ben Gibbard with emo-electronic guru Dntel under the Postal Service moniker, and a whole new legion of fans swooning to Gibbard's lyrics as if he were a modern day answer to Kiss Me-era Robert Smith have all amassed considerable hype around Transatlanticism. But the group proves themselves more than equal to the task, answering the call and proving the cynics wrong with their most focused and most mature work in their entire catalog. Transatlanticism wastes absolutely no time and dives in head first with "The New Year," one of the most melodramatic openings to an album since the Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight" from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The mellow, mixed-meter percussion and dense atmosphere of "Lightness" is a brilliant lead into the pop-happy "Expo '86" and "The Sound of Settling" before setting up the climatic and intensely dramatic title track. Unconsciously taking a page from Blur's "Sing," the hypnotic drumming and guitar call and responses through the eight-minute climax of the album are backed with a singalong finale that unquestionably will have every audience on the next tour singing along and holding up their lighters. - Rob Theakston (All Music Guide)

Release date: 10/29/2013 

Label Barsuk
180 Gram Vinyl Records - 2-LP - New

Track Listing
LP 1
1. The New Year
2. Lightness
3. Title And Registration
4. Expo '86
5. The Sound Of Settling
6. Tiny Vessels

LP 2
1. Transatlanticism
2. Passenger Seat
3. Death Of An Interior Decorator
4. We Looked Like Giants
5. A Lack Of Color

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Crosses - EP + (One) - Vinyl 10" 2013 (PRE-ORDER 11-25) 

Crosses (also stylized as †††) is the musical side project of Deftones singer Chino Moreno, Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Scott Chuck, based in Los Angeles, California, and formed in 2011. EP † is their debut EP.

Release date: 11/25/2013 

Label Sumerian
Vinyl Record - 10" - New
Colored Vinyl

Track Listing
1. This Is a Trick
2. Option
3. Bermuda Locket
4. Thholyghst
5. Cross 

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from our friends at Sundazed

The Best Of Crow

With a lowdown bass lick, uptown R&B horns and surging organ punctuating a catchy chorus, "Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)" hit the Top 20 like a comet in 1969 and propelled Crow from Midwest club band into national touring act overnight. Thanks in part to covers by Black Sabbath and Ike and Tina Turner, it's one of the most recognizable hits of the era and, inexplicably, one of the few to not make the transition into the digital age. Until now.

Out of print for four decades, Crow's finest recordings are now available again on CD and 180-gram vinyl editions meticulously mastered from the original tapes. Long-suffering Crow fans can at last savor the best of the band's gritty run from 1969-1971, including not only "Evil Woman," but their other charting singles "Cottage Cheese," "Slow Down" and "(Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the) King of Rock & Roll" -- not to mention deep album cuts like "Keeps Me Running." Both formats also feature a previously unreleased demo cover of the Beatles' "When I Get Home," and the CD edition adds a previously unreleased long version of "Cottage Cheese."

Each edition comes fully equipped with memorabilia, photos and detailed liners by Doug Sheppard of Ugly Things magazine.

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CLUTCH To Release 'Earth Rocker Live' Picture Disc In November


Massive Attack announce first official vinyl reissue of Mezzanine


a new music marketing fad:

Pop-Up Goes the Record Release - Buzz-seeking musicians from One Direction to Bob Dylan are opening temporary stores, selling everything from T-shirts to stickers.


Rolling Stones: Hyde Park Live DVD coming to theaters worldwide


Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon Highlight Upcoming Ronnie Montrose Concert Tribute DVD


The lost Pink Floyd album: the story of Household Objects


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 10/14 - 10/20, 2013

 Vinyl Top 25:
1. The Avett Brothers - Magpie & The Dandelion
2. The Head & The Heart - Let's Be Still
3. Cults - Static
4. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
5. John Paul Keith - Memphis Circa 3AM
6. Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
7. Those Darlins - Blur The Line
8. The Clash - Hits Back
9. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
10. Fuzz - Fuzz
11. Molly Drake - Molly Drake
12. Cage The Elephant - Melophobia
13. Pelican - Forever Becoming
14. Lucius - Wildewoman
15. Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago
16. Dr Dog - B-Room
17. Policia - Shulamith (bootleg edition)
18. Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe
19. Amos Lee - Mountains Of Sorrow
20. Tim Hecker - Virgins
21. Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow
22. Do Make Say Think - Do Make Say Think
24. Shovels & Rope - Johnny 99 7"
25. Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost


and for shits and giggles:

Sexiest Album Covers: From The '50s To Now, Sex Has Sold (NSFW)