Monday, November 18, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at Sundazed

The Maze - Armageddon  


The advent of ear-splitting, cortex-skewering bands like the Maze really did signal the end of the sixties. But just like that ultimate orgasmic blast during the finale of a great fireworks show, what a perfect way to go.

A true rarity among 60’s psych collectors, all of the cuts here appeared on the original Maze album. Recorded at various studio sessions from September 1967 to March 1968 at Leo Kulka’s Golden State Recorders in San Francisco, this glittering psychedelic diamond is presented here in it’s previously unheard original MONO mix!

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The Byrds - The Preflyte Sessions 


Before turning rock ‘n’ roll on its ear in the spring of ‘65, the Byrds spent countless hours creating and refining their unique sound at LA’s World Pacific Studios. Hear history literally in the making as McGuinn, Crosby, Clark, Hillman and Clarke record newborn, spine-tingling versions of classics-to-be like “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “You Won’t Have To Cry,” “I Knew I'd Want You” and “Here Without You” as well as lost gems such as “The Reason Why,” “Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away” and “You Showed Me” (later a smash for the Turtles).

This is the most comprehensive collection of the Byrds' pre-Columbia recordings ever assembled. The 2-CD (and double High-Definition Vinyl LP set) Preflyte Sessions set is filled with 40 World Pacific Studio recordings circa 1964 and '65; tracks include all cuts found on the original Together-label Preflyte album, plus unissued and alternate versions from both the acoustic and electric Byrds' sessions, early David Crosby demo recordings, and the rare pre-Byrds Jet Set recording of "The Only Girl I Adore."

The Preflyte Sessions features a historical essay by Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke – based on new interviews with Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, original Byrds' manager Jim Dickson and others present at the sessions – and is handsomely adorned with an absolute wealth of previously unpublished photos by Jim Dickson and legendary rock photographer Barry Feinstein. The Byrds' Preflyte Sessions captures the newly-kindled fire and enthusiasm of one of the most legendary and influential groups of all time.

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saving part of our vinyl history!

Smithsonian comes calling – Associate professor preserves black gospel music in exhibit


out of the uk, a record store is flourishing!

Edinburgh’s Avalanche Records celebrates 30 years


great news out of boston:

Vinyl albums are being rediscovered by a new generation


in the great state of montana, vinyl doing very well!

Music and memories: Kalispell store part of resurgence of records


Elvis Costello and The Roots to Release Remix EP on Record Store Day


Goat Treated to Double-Live Album


Vangelis albums to be remastered and reissued with bonus material


Comeback Kid & Straylight Run Vinyl Represses


Glenn Branca’s classic 1980 solo album Lesson No. 1 to get landmark vinyl reissue


Rough Trade Top 10 Albums of 2013 

Indie store reveals best albums of the year:

1. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
2. Savages - Silence Yourself
3. Matthew E White - Big Inner
4. Dan Avery - Drone Logic
5. Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
6. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
7. Valerie June - Pushin’ Against A Stone
8. Moderat - 2
9. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
10. Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt


from our friends at

Top 10 Albums – November 18, 2013

Here are the Top 10 Records sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of November 11 – November 18, 2013:

1. Saves The Day – Stay What You Are LP
2. Brand New – The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me 2XLP
3. Angels and Airwaves – Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal LP
4. Rival Schools – United By Fate 2XLP
5. Vince Guaraldi – A Charlie Brown Christmas LP
6. Handsome – Handsome LP + 7″
7. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
8. Far – Water & Solutions LP9.) Social Distortion – Prison Bound 25th Anniversary LP
10. Piebald – Accidental Gentleman LP


from our friends at SoundStageDirect

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records At SoundStageDirect

1. Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
2. Frank Sinatra - Come Dance With Me
3. Boston - Life, Love & Hope (Pre-Order)
4. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
5. Various Artists - Country Christmas
6. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (Box Set)
7. Nirvana - Nevermind (On Sale)
8. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
9. Jimi Hendrix - Miami Pop Festival (On Sale)
10. Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band


Top 10 Concert Tours  

The Top 10 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city for shows in North America. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

1. Taylor Swift; $1,857,574
2. Marc Anthony; $1,186,546
3. "Honda Civic Tour"/Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson; $925,471
4. Depeche Mode; $913,053
5. Bruno Mars; $907,101
6. Michael Buble; $881,383
7. Luke Bryan; $683,446
8. John Mayer; $674,118
9. Brad Paisley; $667,506
10. Jason Aldean; $660,743

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