Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Beatles Pressing of the ‘White Album’ with lowest-possible number A0000001 Up For Auction At Heritage Auctions

One of the holy grails of record collecting, the Beatles first pressing ‘White Album’ with lowest-possible number A0000001 (Apple 101, 1968) is on the auction block at Heritage Auctions.  Most thought a copy of this magnitude would belong to one of the Beatles.  The opening bid has been set at $10,000.  Internet bidding ends on August 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM CT; followed by a Live Signature Floor Session on Aug 10, 2013.

According to Heritage Auctions:

"Our December 2012 Auction #7064, Heritage sold the White Album #A0000023 for $13,750 (Lot 46242) after quite a battle between seven bidders. How much more important is this offering? A MT 10 album sleeve with the number you never thought you'd get to see is now available to some lucky bidder. Included is the original poster and four individual photos along with a set of two EX 7 records (not original to this album). Also included is a very informative handwritten Letter of Authenticity dated April 2, 1989, from Clifford J. Yamasaki of Let It Be Records in San Francisco."

Got an extra $20,000-30,000 grand?  That's what I think it may go for (if not more!)

Get more info at HeritageAuctions

Take The CVR Beatles White Album Poll in the left margin and guess what it will sell for! (Scroll down a bit, it's in the left margin)


Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Tsurumi Records Releases Long-Awaited Vinyl Version of Film Soundtrack For Indie Horror Flick The Revenant

500 Limited Edition Vinyl Copies Now

Fangoria To Issue Vinyl SuperFan Packages 

For Immediate Release - (Seattle, WA) – July 16, 2013 -The Revenant marks Seattle punk and garage rock imprint Tsurumi Record's first-ever soundtrack release. Staying true to the label's love for vinyl, Tsurumi Records will issue 500 limited edition vinyl copies of The Revenant on picture disc, with a subset specially packaged for horror fans through The vinyl package includes a picture disc (with main characters Bart and Joey on each side), CD in a sleeve, poster, and liner notes (retail $25). Witness the vinyl getting played here

“We are label focused on vinyl productions and this soundtrack is no different in that way,” enthuses label owner and Seattle resident Jeff Davis. “I've always been inspired by really good soundtracks, like Pulp Fiction and Clockwork Orange. We think fans of the movie will want these as collector items.”

In August Tsurumi Records will release a limited edition "Fangoria - The Revenant" box set.  It will feature a 1"x3" brass plate riveted to the lid of a classy black box numbered 1 through 50. The box will include the full vinyl package, a printed copy of the script signed by director Kerry Prior, an 8x10 movie still, a booklet with Fangoria's review of The Revenant and their 2 part interview with Kerry Prior, a T-Shirt and a few more surprises. The box set will be available for purchase exclusively tsurumirecords for $75.

The Revenant soundtrack features music from Tsurumi acts like garage punks The Beautiful Mothers and experimental rockers The Second Academy, international acts Aqualush and La Mala Rodriguez, classical music from two companies and even an appearance from seminal underground sensation The Shaggies.

Three years ago Davis' good friend and independent film maker Kerry Prior, approached him about collaborating on a soundtrack for The Revenant; a modern take on a classic horror story, which he wrote, directed and produced.

The childhood friends grew up together in Cleveland, OH listening to and playing punk rock.

The Revenant began its film festival run with a premier at the 2009 at Toronto's “After Dark” Fest, upon which they dubbed it one of the "10 Movies To See Before You Die." It later ran in theaters in 2012 and is now out on DVD. Reviews ranging from diverse sources such as The Newark Star-Ledger to declare it "sure to become a cult classic."

The film focuses on Second Lieutenant Bart Gregory (David Anders), who is killed under mysterious circumstances in Iraq only to find out that he didn't really die. Rather, he is undead: a zombie-vampire hybrid, known as the Revenant. Bart needs blood to hold back decomposition and he finds his way around his new state against the dark backdrop of downtown Los Angeles.

The Revenant appears to be moving towards that cult status with a solid underground and online fan base that is growing daily. Every cult classic needs a killer soundtrack and now fans of The Revenant won't have to wait any longer.

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in the CVR blog mailbox, a great kickstarter campaign!

A documentary about the best soul singer you’ve ever heard–even if you've never heard of him.

In the documentary Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows, we invite you into the world of a man who might be the best soul singer you’ve never heard of. But you have heard his music already, even though you might not realize it.

Syl Johnson’s songs have been sampled so many times in the last 25 years that he’s practically had more radio presence than Lil Wayne. When you hear artists like Run-DMC, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Boogie Down Productions, Kid Rock and Cypress Hill, you hear Syl. He’s got so much money from licensing his samples that he calls his home “The House That Wu-Tang Built.”

Please visit KickStarter for more info!


from our friends at burningshed

Travis & Fripp - Follow (double vinyl preorder)

Follow was Travis & Fripp's third collaboration.

Containing an entrancing collection of textures and ideas, the album also features So There which includes a guitar/saxophone call and response stomp featuring some of the most ferocious RF guitar soloing of the last decade.

Mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson, this is the Tonefloat label clear heavyweight vinyl edition presented in a numbered gatefold picture sleeve with innerbags.

Limited to 260 copies globally, this version has extra tracks and alternative mixes.

Pre-order for 12th August 2013

Travis & Fripp - Thread (double vinyl preorder)

Recorded at DGM Soundworld by David Singleton, with subsequent editing, mixing and mastering by Steven Wilson, Thread - from 2008 -comprises nine improvised pieces by Theo Travis and Robert Fripp .

This unique and almost inevitable collaboration yielded a beautiful sequence of recordings that artfully avoided the cliches routinely associated with ambient and improv, while wholly encompassing the core elements of both forms of music.

Mixed by Steven Wilson and mastered for vinyl by Peter van Vliet (The Use Of Ashes).

Limited to 200 copies globally, this white heavyweight vinyl version has extra tracks.

Pre-order HERE


well worth checking out, but i wonder why just 36?

36 Things Vinyl Collectors Love


Country Artists Take a New Spin on Vinyl


Bob Dylan Revisits 'Self Portrait' on Next Edition of Bootleg Series


David Bowie Announces 'Valentine's Day' Picture Disc Single


Cassette Store Day planned


Van Morrison announces deluxe reissue of Moondance - the five-disc set includes a newly remastered version of the original album, along with 50 unreleased tracks


album cover art of the day:

Scythe To Release 'Subterranean Steel' In September



GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 7/08 - 7/14, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
2. The Shins - Live At Third Man
3. Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork
4. OST/Various - The Great Gatsby
5. The Features - The Features
6. Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
7. Della Mae - This World Oft Can Be
8. The Civil Wars - Unplugged at VH-1
9. Overseas - Overseas
10. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
11. Weezer - Pinkerton
12. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
13. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
14. Jim James - Regions Of Light & Sound Of God
15. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
16. Mumford & Sons - Babel
17. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
18. Weezer - Weezer (blue album)
19. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
20. Radiohead - OK Computer
21. Radiohead - Kid A
22. Peter Buck - You Must Fight To Live On The Planet Of The Apes 7"
23. Blackfoot Gypsies - Wasting Time 7"
24. Thundercat - Apocalypse
25. Sigur Ros - Kveikur 


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