Friday, April 19, 2013

Music Record Shop Weekly

Welcome to the new weekly feature (look for it every Friday) called MusicRecordShop Weekly.  Here we take a look at new releases and some hard to find vinyl that will easily satisfy even the most serious record collectors.  Here's three that we think you will enjoy!


Admittedly, the soundtrack to Yellow Submarine wasn't one of the highlights in the Beatles' catalog, so providing an official alternate version of it is no big deal. The soundtrack always felt cobbled together, because it was. It only contained four new songs -- two of which were written by Harrison, which indicates how seriously Lennon and McCartney took the project, if their enjoyable throwaways ("Hey Bulldog" and "All Together Now," respectively) didn't provide enough of a clue -- plus two previously released songs ("All You Need Is Love," "Yellow Submarine") and a side of George Martin instrumentals from the film's score. the Beatles never assembled a slighter album while they were active, so it wasn't a sacrilege when their organization decided to assemble a "songtrack" -- a soundtrack that featured only the songs in the film, not any of the instrumentals -- to coincide with the re-release of the film in 1999. In a way, the "songtrack" (which is what the Beatles' associates insisted on calling the new effort) is an improvement on the soundtrack since it eliminates dead weight and strengthens the original six songs with nine songs featured in the movie ("Eleanor Rigby," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," etc.). It's a little jarring not to hear the songs from the soundtrack in a different order on the songtrack, but ultimately the record is entertaining, if a bit familiar. That's not the case with the sound, though. the Beatles have decided to make this the first remixed CD in their catalog. The differences are slight but often notable and never really an improvement; as a matter of fact, it could likely be enough to irk, possibly anger, longtime Beatlemaniacs. It helps distinguish the Yellow Submarine "songtrack" as much as the new sequencing.

1. Yellow Submarine
2. Hey bulldog
3. Eleanor Rigby
4. Love You To
5. All Together Now
6. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
7. Think for yourself
8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
9. With A Little Help From My Friends

1. Baby you're a rich man
2. Only A Northern Song
3. All you need is love
4. When I'm sixty-four
5. Nowhere Man
6. It's all too much

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2. Elvis Presley - Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite Vinyl 4-LP Import 2013

180g audiophile vinyl - remastered & expanded edition - 20 page full colour booklet - 5 bonus tracks! - 3-panel gatefold sleeve Have we got something special for you! Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite / The Alternate Aloha is a 4-LP set consisting of the famed 1973 TV broadcast of Elvis' legendary performance on the tropical island. In keeping with the original 2LP issue, the concert recording is featured on the first two discs. Now here's the VIP part of the program: the two additional records contain the previously unreleased rehearsals for the show! The package in total contains no less than 51 all-time favourites including "Burning Love", "Steamroller Blues", "An American Trilogy". 5 bonus tracks were specially recorded for the Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite show. Accompanied by new liner notes, never seen before pictures and fully remastered audio, we guarantee you'll experience the 40th edition of this multi-Platinum live album as if you were sitting on the front row. Elvis forever!
  • Label Music On Vinyl
  • 180 Gram Vinyl Records - 4-LP - Sealed
Track Listing
1.Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001 A Space Odyssey) 2.See The Rider
3.Burning Love 4.Something
5.You Gave Me A Mountain 6.Steamroller Blues 7.My Way
8.Love Me 9.Johnny B.Goode 10.It's Over
11.Blue Suede Shoes 12.I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
13.I Can't Stop Loving You 14.Hound Dog

1.What Now My Love 2.Fever 3.Welcome To My World
4.Suspicious Minds 5.Introductions By Elvis
6.I'll Remember You 7.Medley: Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
8.American Trilogy 9.A Big Hunk O'Love
10.Can't Help Falling In Love

1.Also Sprach Zarathustra 2.See See Rider 3.Burning Love
4.Something 5.You Gave Me A Mountain 6.Steamroller Blues
7.My Way 8.Love Me 9.It's Over
10.Blue Suede Shoes 11.I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 12.Hound Dog
13.What Now My Love 14.Fever

1.Welcome To My World 2.Suspicious Minds 3.Introductions By Elvis
4.I'll Remember You 5.An American Trilogy Side 6.A Big Hunk O'Love
7.Can't Help Falling In Love 8.Closing riff 9.Blue Hawaii
10.Ku-U-I-Po 11.No More 12.Hawaiian Wedding Song
13.Early Morning Rain

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3. Tindersticks - Tindersticks (2nd Album) Vinyl 2-LP Import 2013

British band Tindersticks formed in 1991, renowned for their orchestral sound and their vocalist Stuart A. Staples' characteristic baritone. Essentially the group combined the dark romanticism of Leonard Cohen, Ian Curtis, and Scott Walker with the song craft of Lee Hazlewood and the aesthetics of indie rock. This is especially apparent on their first few records, such as Tindersticks (II) their second eponymous album. Music on Vinyl release this modern day classic on a 180 gram vinyl double LP accompanied with a 4-page booklet. First 1000 copies numbered and pressed on baby blue vinyl!
  • Label Music On Vinyl
  • 180 Gram Vinyl Records - 2-LP - Sealed
  • Limited Edition - 1000
  • Colored Vinyl
1. El Diablo En El Ojo
2. A Night In
3. My Sister
4. Tiny Tears
5. Snowy In F# Minor
6. Seaweed
7. Vertrauen II

1. Talk To Me
2. No More Affairs
3. Singing
4. Traveling Light
5. Cherry Blossoms
6. She's Gone Strings
7. Mistakes
8. Vertrauen III
9. Sleepy Song

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Musicology 101

Let's have a little fun, so here are some rock and roll nuggets so you can win at music trivia games and become a top musicologist!

In February 1949, after RCA Victor introduced the first 45 rpm phonograph, they put together a promo package of seven 45s that were sent to US disc jockeys and retailers. The records were color coded for classification of music. Popular - Black; Classical - Red; Popular Classical - Midnight blue; Children's - Yellow; Country and Western - Green; Rhythm And Blues - Cerise; International - Sky blue.

The Righteous Brothers' hit "Unchained Melody" was never intended to be a single. It was recorded as an album cut and later pressed on the "B" side of the 45 "Hung On You". When it was released, DJs flipped the disc over and "Unchained Melody" quickly rose to #4 in the US and #1 in the UK.

Before assembling AC/DC, Malcolm Young played with the Velvet Underground- not THE Velvet Underground; Young’s band mates were Australians who simply stole the name.

One of Motley Crue’s earliest stage gimmicks was to light their pants on fire. Brings new meaning to the term- ‘liar, liar-pants on fire.’

Lesley Gore's first album was called "I'll Cry If I Want To" which consisted of songs completely devoted to crying.

The most expensive guitar in the world is a Fender Stratocaster once owned by Eric Clapton. Nicknamed "Blackie", it sold at auction for $959,500. on June 25th, 2004.

Elvis Presley was a devoted animal lover. He owned dogs, mules, horses, peacocks, chickens, a turkey and had a silly mynah bird that said, “Elvis! Go to hell!”

We all know that Elvis loved his food. “I like it well-done,” the legendary icon stated. “I ain’t ordering a pet.”

In January, 2005, on what would have been Elvis Presley's 70th birthday, "Jailhouse Rock" was re-released in the UK where it went straight to #1. At over 47 years after its original release, it became the oldest recording ever to top the UK charts.

Songwriter Tommy Durden showed his partner Mae Axton a newspaper story about a suicide victim who had left a one-line note that said "I Walk A Lonely Street". The pair added "Heartbreak Hotel" to the line and in 22 minutes had written Elvis Presley's first million seller.


Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

for those who are not in tune with what tomorrow is, Record Store Day 2013 has finally arrived and with it, an abundance of news articles.  We at the CVR blog encourage you to visit your local record store tommorrow and make it a very happy vinyl day!  now onto the news (and VINYL is the news!)

Celebrate The Vinyl Comeback On The 6th Annual Record Store Day




Sales Of Vinyl Records And Turntables On The Rise


very interesting article on blog - is vinyl a safe investment?

Vinyl Turns the Table on the Music Industry


from the USA today, vinyl gets a mention!

Stones, Dylan, GZA, Mumford fill Record Store Day bins


here's an article from my home state!

Collectors and shops celebrate vinyl with Record Store Day


from indiana

Indiana record stores provide ‘musical therapy’ to growing vinyl-loving audience


and in milwaukee, vinyl doing just fine!

Record Store Day celebrates independence, vinyl


from the great state of illinois:

A guide to Record Store Day 2013 releases


Local independent vinyl shops prepare for Record Store Day


14% of Music Buyers in the U.K. Age 18 to 24 Buy Vinyl


and from the land down under:

Social media puts new spin on vinyl records


some very sad news:

Storm Thorgerson, Who Designed Album Covers For Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Dead at 69


"DJANGO UNCHAINED" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Vinyl Now Available

The best way to experience the "DJANGO UNCHAINED" ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK is on the special edition vinyl release available in stores now.

Coinciding with the Academy Award-winning film's DVD and Blu-Ray release, the vinyl is perfect for record aficionados, Quentin Tarantino diehards, and all music lovers alike. The 2-LP package includes 2 180-gram red splattered records in a double gatefold package and full-size artwork.

Recently, legendary writer and director Tarantino's latest epic was honored with two Academy Awards including "Best Original Screenplay" and "Best Supporting Actor" for Christoph Waltz. In addition, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington received NCAAP Image Awards for "Best Supporting Actor" and "Best Supporting Actress", respectively.

To date, the soundtrack has sold over 300K copies worldwide. Meanwhile, the film from Tarantino won the Golden Globe Award "Best Original Screenplay" and "Best Original Screenplay" and "Best Supporting Actor" for Christoph Waltz at the BAFTA Awards. It's nominated for a total of 5 Academy Awards including "Best Picture, "Best Original Screenplay", "Best Supporting Actor" [Waltz], "Best Cinematography", and "Best Sound Editing".

At the box office, the movie galloped right to the top. Upon its Christmas Day release, "DJANGO UNCHAINED" made $15 million dollars and debuted at #2--a record for an R-rated film. Since then, it's become Tarantino's highest grossing and most successful film to date.

The soundtrack matched the film's level of esteem and fervor. Entertainment Weekly featured it on the "Must List", and Rolling Stone wrote, "'DJANGO UNCHAINED' marks the first time Tarantino has collaborated with artists to create original music for his film and soundtrack. Four original songs from the film were also short-listed for "Best Original Song" at the Academy Awards.


Listen to Black Sabbath’s new song, “God Is Dead?”


Dropkick Murphys Raise $65K for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims


Tom Petty, John Fogerty and Jackson Browne Join Randy Newman at Hall of Fame Induction


Official RUSH Stamp Unveiled By Canada Post


Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh & Bob Weir take Furthur on a summer tour


Rush Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction – Photo Gallery


Heart Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


for shits and giggles on a rainy day:

Great Albums With Embarrassingly Bad Cover Art