Friday, May 10, 2013

Music Record Shop Weekly

Welcome to the 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.  Mark has put together a neat package of vinyl deals that will get any record collectors attention. 

Iron Maiden - Maiden England Vinyl 2-LP (Picture Disc) Import 2013

MAIDEN ENGLAND '88. Now available for the very first time on double LP, this live show was filmed across two sold-out nights at Birmingham N.E.C Arena, UK in November 1988 during the band's "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son World Tour."

Orig.  $47.99 ----------------- >>>>>>>>>  Sale  $39.99

Daft Punk's full-length debut is a funk-house hailstorm, giving real form to a style of straight-ahead dance music not attempted since the early fusion days of on-the-one funk and dance-party disco. Thick, rumbling bass, vocoders, choppy breaks and beats, and a certain brash naiveté permeate the record from start to finish, giving it the edge of an almost certain classic. While a few fall flat, the best tracks make this one essential.
Orig.  $39.99  ----------------->>>>>>>> Sale  $29.99    

First Album of All-New Material in 11 Years! Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) are back with the new Columbia Records album Music From Another Dimension. It marks Aerosmith's 15th studio album and their first studio album of all-new material in 11 years. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and at the band's studio in Massachusetts; it was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, with the exception of three tracks produced by Tyler and Marti Frederiksen. Music From Another Dimension presents Aerosmith in ferociously fine form and at the peak of their powers. They're the only band of their stature with all-original members and who are playing better than ever have before. In addition to the album's first two singles "What Could Have Been Love" and "Lover A Lot," Music From Another Dimension abounds with one highlight after another, including "Out Go The Lights," "Oh Yeah," "Luv XXX," "We All Fall Down," "Street Jesus" and "Can't Stop Loving You," on which Tyler duets with Carrie Underwood. The album also includes "Freedom Fighter" which features Johnny Depp on
Orig.  $36.99 ----------------- >>>>>>>>  Sale  $23.99    


"Neil Young And Crazy Horse have revealed that their second album of this year, 'Psychedelic Pill', will be released on October 29. The legendary rockers have also unveiled the tracklisting for the album, which follows the covers LP 'Americana', which came out in June. The album opens with a song called 'Driftin' Back', which almost 28 minutes long. 'Psychedelic Pill' is Young's first album of all new material with Crazy Horse since 2003 and will feature the full Crazy Horse line-up of Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank Sampedro. The Neil Young Times states that the album was recorded straight after the band finished their 'Americana' sessions at the Audio Casa Blanca studios. After playing a number of Stateside shows last month, Neil Young and Crazy Horse will head off on a full tour in the US and Canada in October and November, including an appearance at the Austin City Limits festival. As of yet, no plans for a UK or European tour have been announced."

Orig.  $79.99  ----------------- >>>>>>>>  Sale  $58.99

Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Vinyl 3-LP&CD Boxset Import 2013

In the two-and-half years since Volbeat's wildly successful Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, they've traveled some miles, both literally and figuratively. They toured not only Europe but the U.S. and Canada in support for nearly a year, and parted ways with lead guitarist Thomas Bredahl. A permanent replacement was found in Robert Caggiano, formerly of Anthrax, who was enlisted to produce Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies and play on select tracks. His addition has proved integral to the band's ever evolving sound. While the meld of various kinds of heavy metal, country, and rockabilly is still present here -- it is now undoubtedly the sound of Volbeat itself -- the lines between those styles are less pronounced. The sometimes jarring shift from rockabilly to thrash, from death metal to the Johnny Cash-country on previous albums, still happens, but here these sounds often coexist within the same song.

Orig.  $42.99  ----------------- >>>>>>>>  Sale  $34.99

Cream - Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2005 Vinyl 3-LP Import 2013

Cream reunited in the spring of 2005, setting aside nearly 40 years of acrimony for a series of gigs at the Royal Albert Hall in May, which was later followed by a few shows at Madison Square Garden about a month after souvenirs of the London shows.

Orig.  $129.99  -----------------  >>>>>>>> Sale  $109.99

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Music Record Shop Weekly Contest is still open to entries, so take a minute, you could win!

The CVR blog has a copy of Mad Season's 'Above' to give away to a lucky blog reader. The 33rd emailer with the words "Music Record Shop Mad Season Contest" in the subject line to this email address wins! Limit one entry per person please!

Mad Season - Above

This expanded double 12" vinyl edition includes the original album in its entirety as well as three songs from the band's unfinished second album with newly recorded vocals by Mark Lanegan, a previously unreleased instrumental, "Interlude," and a remixed version of Mad Season's cover of John Lennon 's "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier."

Above is the only studio album by the American rock band Mad Season, released on March 14, 1995 through Columbia Records. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA in the United States. The album's gloomy, black and white cover art was illustrated by Staley. The drawing was based upon a photograph of Staley and his then-girlfriend, Demri Lara Parrott.

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!

The album simply titled 'The Beatles,' which most fans call the 'White Album,' was originally slated to be named 'A Doll's House.'  That title was scrapped after the British progressive band Family released an album earlier in 1968, bearing a similar title.

Steely Dan founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker first got together in a band known as The Bad Rock Group and later as The Leather Canary. Future comedy star Chevy Chase was their drummer.

Producer Phil Spector played guitar on the Rolling Stones' "Play With Fire."

When the TV show Cops went on the air in 1989, they used the now familiar "Bad Boys" by the Jamaican reggae group Inner Circle as the theme song. The Big Beat label didn't issue the song as a single until 1993, but when they did, it sold over seven million copies and rose to #8 on the Billboard chart.

The epitaph on Sonny Bono's headstone reads: "And The Beat Goes On."

Although singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson placed eight songs on Billboard's Top 40 chart, including the Grammy Award winning, million seller "Everybody's Talkin,'" he disliked performing in public so much that he seldom appeared in concert and rarely made televised appearances.

The original version of "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen cost just $36 to record, but sold over 12 million copies.

Although he sang the lead vocal for "Sugar Sugar", a song that sold over 13 million copies and was named Billboard magazine's Record of The Year, Ron Dante did not earn any royalties for the hit. Just happy to be recording at all in 1969, he did the session for the musicians' union scale wage.

Artie Kornfeld, one of the main concert promoters of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, co-wrote Jan And Dean's "Dead Man's Curve" and The Cowsills' "The Rain, The Park And Other Thing."  At age 21, he became the youngest vice-president at Capitol Records and as a writer, producer, manager and promoter, he earned over 100 Gold and Platinum discs while writing over 75 Billboard charted songs.

Louden Wainwright III, who reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road" in 1973, was also an actor who appeared in three different episodes of M*A*S*H.


Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Music Record Shop Weekly (Contest)  is still open to entries, so take a minute, you could win!


from our friends at (look for more from them next week!)

Four Tet. Rounds (Re-issue).

To coincide with its ten year anniversary, Domino is to reissue Four Tet’s seminal album, Rounds, on 13th May 2013. The reissue will feature the album as well as a live set from Copenhagen recorded near the time of the original release. Rounds will be available on 2 x CD (REWIGCD88), 2 x heavyweight LP featuring download codes plus the bonus disc on CD

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UNKIND: Reveal New Album Details

Pelon Juuret coming July 9th via Relapse Records

Finnish hardcore heroes UNKIND have revealed the album details for their upcoming sixth full-length entitled Pelon Juuret (Translation:  Roots of Fear). The album was recorded with producer Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp studios in Turku, Finland at the end of 2012.  Pelon Juuret continues in the direction of the group’s previous work, offering up a furious fusion of d-beat hardcore crossed with a highly creative touch of atmospherics —as if Mogwai made a record of Tragedy covers or From Ashes Rise were influenced by Explosions In The Sky. 

The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records on July 9th in North America, July 8th in the UK / World, and July 5th in Germany, Benelux and Finland.  Pre-order packages are available via Relapse here.


By October 1969, things were radically different for The Monkees. Their NBC show had left prime time, Peter Tork had left the group, and Top 40 hits were no longer a sure thing. It was in this atmosphere that Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith exerted more creative control to record THE MONKEES PRESENT . The resulting album is one of the group's most varied, from the iconic single, "Listen To The Band," to Micky's anti-war anthem, "Mommy And Daddy," Davy's lush "French Song," and Michael's Nashville-tinged barn-burner, "Good Clean Fun."

Strictly limited to 5,000 individually numbered boxes, the newly re-mastered and expanded THE MONKEES PRESENT is the latest release in Rhino Handmade's lavish Monkees boxed sets. Packed with a whopping 85 tracks (60 previously unreleased!) over 3 CD's, Monkees historian and reissue producer Andrew Sandoval has raided the vault, pulling previously unheard songs, alternate versions and backing tracks from the original master tapes. THE MONKEES PRESENT also includes an exclusive bonus 7" vinyl single for "Good Clean Fun (Alternate Mix)" b/w "Mommy and Daddy (Mono Mix)" in a picture sleeve.

THE MONKEES PRESENT ships in late July, but is available now for pre-order exclusively at This box is not available from any store or other online retailer and is sure to sell out, so reserve your copy now HERE.

Please note: The release date 7/30/13 is not yet finalized and subject to change. You will be notified if there is a delay in the arrival date for your product. Cover art is not final and may change.


R.E.M. Reflect on 'Green' on the Album's 25th Anniversary


Jack White's Third Man Records to Release Gatsby Soundtrack on Gold and Platinum Discs


Popular Rolling Stones Bootleg Getting Box Set Release


U.K. College Offering Two-Year Course In Heavy Metal



GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 4/29 - 5/05, 2013

 Vinyl Top 25:

1. The Replacements - Songs For Slim
2. The Weeks - Dear Bo Jackson
3. Phoenix - Bankrupt!
4. Goat - World Music
5. James Wallace & The Naked Light - More Strange News From Another Star
6. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
7. Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
8. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
9. Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago
10. Songs: Ohia - Hecla & Griper
11. Mumford & Sons - Babel
12. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
13. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
14. The Black Keys - The Big Come Up
15. !!! - Thr!!!er
16. Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
17. Guided By Voices - English Little League
18. Akron/Family - Sub Verses
19. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
20. White Fence - Cyclops Reap
21. D Watusi - Dark Party
22. Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love
23. James Blake - Overgrown
24. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You
25. The Black Keys - Rubber Factory