Friday, July 5, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
2. Stone Temple Pilots - Core (Clear Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
3. Weezer - Pinkerton
4. Faith No More - Angel Dust
5. Foreigner - 4
6. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
7. Various Artists - The Big Lebowski
8. Record Jacket Sleeves
9. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
10. Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach

New Releases & Featured Vinyl Records
4 by Foreigner
Holst The Planets by Zubin Mehta
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 by Herbert Von Karajan
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine by VPI
Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
Hard Bop by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
In The Beginning... by Townes Van Zandt
Archiv Produktion: Early Music Studio Of Deutsche Grammophon 1947-2013 by Various Artists
Rega RP1 Turntable w/ Performance Pack (Grey) by Rega


from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

Tori Amos - Under The Pink

Released in 1994, Tori Amos' 2nd album Under The Pink was received with great popular acclaim. After her appealing debut Little Earthquakes, Under The Pink established Amos as a Pop force to be reckoned with.

She finds herself in the niche Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell originally carved out, but Amos forged her own style of songwriting, virtuoso piano playing perfectly complementing her sensitive and subtle voice. Emotional lyrics are strengthened by beautifully orchestrated strings and guitars, all adding to a wonderful experience. We've thrown in a first pressing of 1.000 pink coloured copies, each individually numbered for high collectability.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • First 1000 copies numbered  & limited on pink vinyl. Also available on black.


Uriah Heep - Salisbury (Expanded)

Perfectly combining Heavy Metal and Prog Rock, Uriah Heep proved on their second album Salisbury (1972) that they were the undisputed flag bearers of the British Prog Rock movement. The album's title track is a 16 minute long jam on the B side, which shows the diversity and musicianship of these guys.
Absolutely unique about the Music On Vinyl reissue is the bonus LP, which contains a wealth of previously unreleased tracks and single edits. It also contains "Simon The Bullet Freak", a track that was released in the US but was not included in the UK tracklisting. The gatefold sleeve sports the original UK artwork. Heep fans will undoubtedly love it!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Including  a bonus LP
  • Expanded edition never before on vinyl

 Bill Withers - Menagerie
Bill Withers has been making a comeback since the release of the documentary Still Bill, but there are many who would argue that, although he hasn't recorded an album since 1985, he never really left.

His musical legacy has found a place in our hearts and settled into our subconscious, none more so than Menagerie's opening track "Lovely Day".  Every song as smooth as the next, this upbeat album is perfect for the summer to come. There's a relaxed vibe running through every note – even  in the more up-tempo songs – and a consistency here that shows Bill at his best.

Now's the perfect time to add this certified gold record that hasn't been reissued on vinyl since 1978 to your ever-growing Bill Withers collection! On 180 gram audiophile vinyl!


from our friends at

The Grapes Of Wrath - High Road (Vinyl)

Platinum-selling Canadian folk-rock trio The Grapes of Wrath announce the release of High Road on March 19, 2013 via Toronto-based imprint Aporia Records. High Road is the first album in 22 years to feature all three of the band’s original members Kevin Kane, Tom Hooper and Chris Hooper. In 2010, the three founding members shared the stage for the first time since their final show in 1992. “We realized there was a special kind of chemistry between the three of us,” recalls Chris. “I guess because we’d grown up together.”

“It’s interesting how this has evolved from doing just a single reunion show to signing a new record deal – all on it’s own steam,” says Kevin. “It’s nice when things sort of come together of their own volition and don’t feel forced or contrived.

“In the spring of 2012 the trio gathered at co-producer Darryl Neudorf’s (Neko Case, Blue Rodeo) private studio to begin work on the album – the first time all three had been in a studio together since completing their final album, These Days, at London’s Abbey Road in 1991. The resulting twelve tracks, written by both Kevin and Tom, feature the signature harmonies, vivid melodies and heartfelt lyrics The Grapes are known for yet also explore new sounds that will surprise the average fan.

“This record is a continuation of where we last left off. This isn’t a nostalgia trip. It’s like our other records – the next step in our growth as songwriters and musicians. The only difference is it took us a little longer to make the step” says Tom.

We expect this item to be in stock on July 26, 2013

Order at StormingTheBase


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