Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Creed Bratton Vinyl Contest Still Open For Entries

See the left margin or click HERE  for the details


Beatles Super Rare Album Cover Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Up For Auction

A cover shoot in which the faces of 40 Capitol Record executives are featured and produced for a record company party, is on the auction block at Heritage Auctions.

It's believed only 40-50 copies were ever produced and the UK's Record Collector magazine ranked it #1 on a list of the world's most expensive record covers. The 1967 cover is expected to bring $15,000+.

Here is the description that they give:

Internet Bidding Ends: Aug 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM CT - Followed By a Live Signature Floor Session on Aug 10, 2013

"Beatles Ultra Rare Album Cover Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Capitol SMAS 2653, 1967). Most collectors think of the censored "butcher cover" when the topic of rare Beatles album covers comes up. But this super-rare version featuring 40 Capitol Records executives' faces rather than the original collage of celebrities is much more scarce - it's believed only 40-50 copies were ever produced! They were distributed at a Capitol party, essentially one for each of the executives pictured! In a special poll conducted for the December, 2011 issue of the UK's Record Collector this cover was ranked #1 on a list of the world's most expensive record covers, valued at approximately £70,000 or more than $100,000. Noted Beatles expert Perry Cox describes it as "among the rarest and most interesting artifacts produced during the original era of the Beatles."

"The custom cover came out in late 1967 after the initial pressings earlier that year, and bears the "All Rights Reserved ..." print at the the bottom right back cover and "NEMS Ent ..." at the lower right back cover. "With a Little Help From My Friends" is printed correctly on the record, another marker of the later 1967 pressing."

"This particular copy belonged to Marvin Beisel, Capitol's national sales director, and one of the executives pictured on the cover. (Capitol SMAS 2653, 1967) Condition: EX 7 (cover)/ EX 7 (disc). LOA from Perry Cox. Estimate: $15,000 - up."

So empty your bank accounts, and do some bidding! Follow the auction HERE


a contest from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

NEWS - Win a coloured David Bowie LP!

We've got 5 coloured & numbered copies of David Bowie's Heathen [MOVLP470] available for 5 lucky winners.

Right now, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London are running a highly successful David Bowie exhibition. Last month we were asked to produce a limited run of 500 coloured Heathen LP's [MOVLP470] to celebrate the occasion. These sought-after items were sold out in an instant - all available copies were gone in just under 40 minutes.

In conjunction with V&A,, the Official David Bowie Facebook page and Sony Music we can make 5 David Bowie fans happy with a coloured V&A Heathen copy. There are only 5 copies available for this give away!

So, what to do: move over to our Facebook page and leave your e-mail address in the Sweepstakes tab. Sharing the contest increases your chance of winning, as for every friend that enters through your referral, you will earn an extra entry in the sweepstakes!

We welcome contestants from all over the world. Sweepstake ends August, 7, 9:00 AM CET. Find the competition rules here.

Thank you and good luck!



further proof that the vinyl revival is ON!

Indie Record Stores See 44% Growth In Album Sales

Here is a list of the twenty best selling albums via indie record stores so far this year.

1. David Bowie – The Next Day
2. Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
3. Stereophonics – Graffiti On The Train
4. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
5. Courteeners – Anna
6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
7. Atoms For Peace – Amok
8. Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork
9. Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart
10. National – Trouble Will Find Me
11. Emeli Sand̩ РOur Version Of Events
12. Savages – Silence Yourself
13. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
14. Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing
15. John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
16. Palma Violets – 180
17. Mumford & Sons – Babel
18. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
19. Texas – The Conversation
20. British Sea Power – Machineries Of Joy 


from the folks at WaxWorkRecords

Harrowing 'Rosemary's Baby' Score to Get Vinyl Reissue

"We are thrilled to announce our upcoming release of the score to the 1968 horror classic, Rosemary’s Baby, starring Mia Farrow and directed by Roman Polanski.  This special vinyl release features the original chilling score by composer Krzysztof Komeda (April 27, 1931 – April 23, 1969).   The LP package includes the original film score restored, mixed, and re-mastered directly from the original source master tapes.   This definitive version of the film score has never before been released on vinyl.   Audio mastering for vinyl will be undertaken by former White Zombie guitarist, J. Yuenger.   The LP package will include 180 gram vinyl housed in a printed inner sleeve, placed in a matte varnish heavyweight jacket with spot UV gloss finish.  Full album art will be created by Jay Shaw (Ironjaiden)."

A release date hasn't been announced yet, but i'll let you know when!


Tunnels - The Blackout

Tunnels is the solo moniker of Nicholas Bindeman from psychedelic wu¨nderband, Eternal Tapestry. The Blackout was originally released in the summer of 2011 and sold out almost immediately. We are  quite pleased to bring back The Blackout on limited white vinyl with download code.

On The Blackout Bindeman steps away from the heady guitar wizardry of Eternal Tapestry to craft a pulsing and dark record steeped in cold dread with a pop sheen.  Taking after synth pop pioneers such as Charles de Goal and Crash Course in Science, with a hint of Throbbing Gristle, The Blackout still manages to resonate with the new. Tunnels join the ranks of Silk Flowers, Gary War, and others that call labels like Not Not Fun and Sacred Bones home, all the while taking shards of the dark ‘80s pop sound reminiscent of Gary Numan and The Cure, and reconfiguring them for the underground.

Pick up a copy at ThrillJockey


i've been saying for years that vinyl is a great investment (especially beatles), now we have proof!

Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track


fantastic insight and interview at

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Austin City Limits 2013 schedule revealed


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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 7/15 - 7/21, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Patrick Sweany - Close To The Floor
2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
3. Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me
4. Daft Punk - Get Lucky 12"
5. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
6. Andy Kaufman - Andy & His Grandmother
7. Daughter - If You Leave
8. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
9. The xx - Fiction 7"
10. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
11. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
12. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
13. David Lynch - Big Dream
14. Pet Shop Boys - Electric
15. Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy "bootleg edition"
16. Baths - Obsidian
17. Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends
18. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
19. Jim James - Regions Of Light & Sound Of God
20. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
21. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
22. J Dilla - Donuts
23. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
24. David Bowie - Life On Mars pic-disc 7"
25. Sarah Siskind - Covered