Friday, August 2, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Eagles - Hotel California
2. Weezer - Weezer (Green Album)
3. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (On Sale)
4. Faith No More - Album Of The Year (Pre-Order)
5. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (Pre-Order)
6. Silverchair - Frogstomp (Pre-Order)
7. Various Artists - The Big Lebowski
8. Black Sabbath - 13
9. Discwasher D4 Refill
10. Pink Floyd - The Wall

New Releases & Featured Vinyl Records
Rega RP40 Turntable (Pre-Order) by Rega Turntables
The Great Divide by Von Freeman
Classic 3 - Piano Black (B-Stock) by VPI
Weezer (Green Album) by Weezer
Aeroplane Flies High (Deluxe Edition) by Smashing Pumpkins
Rockabilly Blues by Johnny Cash
Beethoven - Sonatas Nos 8 & 10 by Heifetz
Barton Hollow (Pre-Order) by Civil Wars
The Big Lebowski by Various Artists


from our friends at MusicOnVinyl
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
The debut album of Stone Temple Pilots (1992) built a heavy foundation for the subsequent career of this post-grunge Rock band. The hits "Creep" and "Plush" made heavy rotations on MTV, and pulled attention toward the album-making qualities of these San Diego based soon-to-be superstars.  Instead of purely focusing on grunge's Punk esthetic, Stone Temple Pilots excelled with coherent, quality songwriting. Guitarist Dean DeLeo's inventive and distinctive guitar playing made him a true guitar hero to many junior axe slingers of the day. Scott Weiland's adventurous personality (ultimately resulting in years of forced rehab programs) shows in his strong and melodic Rock growl.

Core ultimately reached third place on the Billboard 200, and "Plush" won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. The original LP contained all 12 songs on 2 sides; for best audio we've decided to give Core a double LP treatment, the 4th side containing a beautiful etch of the album's cover art.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 6mm sleeve
  • Etched D-side
  • First pressing available as numbered edition of 2500 copies on transparent vinyl.  Also available on black.

Elvis Presley - Elvis At Stax

Riding high on the success of Aloha From Hawaii [MOVLP739], Elvis did something remarkable. He decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf – Memphis, TN. The most desirable studio in town was the red-hot STAX – the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes.

Elvis assembled the very best musicians in town – members of Booker T. and The MGs, The Memphis Boys and his own TCB band to create the ultimate band and he searched for fresh new material that would reflect his new path. Such songs as "I Got A Feelin' In My Body" and "Loving Arms" demonstrate an artist looking to broaden his palette and his reach.

The Stax material has never been positioned as a whole body of work – but is an amazing chapter of Elvis' career. With the Elvis At Stax release, all of this material is collected for the first time. Along with some of the funky outtakes, it creates a fresh new package that, while it doesn't have the known hits, tells a great story.


Bread - Bread

Founded by David Gates and James Griffin, Bread was one of the most popular Pop groups of the early '70s.  The band proved on their eponymous debut album (1969) that they were excellent songwriters and craftsmen of their instruments (keys and guitar, respectively).

Although the album did not contain a hit single at the time of release ( "It Don't Matter To Me" later became a hit but only after their second album release On The Waters) it set the course for the group's fame and fortune. Ironic fact: the album's cover art would prove to be somewhat of an omen regarding the relationship of Gates & Griffin – they later split several times, citing 'artistic ownership' feuds. 180 gram audiophile vinyl


Mink Deville - Coup De Grace

Coup De Grace (1981) was the zenith of Mink DeVille's career. Working together with famed producer Jack Nitzsche proved to be a wise step: his influence on its sound made the album a timeless classic.

Nitzsche's CV includes work for Phil Spector (arranging hits for The Ronettes & The Crystals), recording and producing Tim Buckley, Marianne Faithfull, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and others. 

Willy DeVille's unique balladeering style is perfectly framed in a timeless Rock & Roll fashion, not unlike Springsteen but with a soulful twist. Combining Punk, Rock, New Wave, '50s R&B and Doo-Wop, Mink DeVille's unique sound has beautifully blossomed on Coup De Grace and will likely live on as their best album. 180 gram audiophile vinyl


from our friends at VinylCollective

New Vinyl Import Releases and Pre Orders
fantastic story, vinyl has captured another fan!:

For true music lovers, nothing beats vinyl

love this vinyl story out of the great state of montana:

Record rapture - Your guide to becoming a vinyl aficionado
cool story out of cleveland:
The Vinyl Frontier: Lakewood-Based Escapist Records Hosts Showcase at the Foundry


Rush to Release Remixed ‘Vapor Trails’ + Box Set of Atlantic Albums


'CBGB' Soundtrack Will Include Blondie, Talking Heads - Biopic on famous New York punk club is coming this fall
haven't heard any of the music, but they are the best selling vinyl act so far this year



Gregg Allman planning new solo album


for shits and giggles:




GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 7/22 - 7/28, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - S/T
2. Truth & Salvage Co - Pick Me Up
3. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
4. Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas
5. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
6. Divine Fits - Chained To Love 12"
7. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
8. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
9. Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture
10. True Widow - Circumambulation
11. Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
12. White Fence - White Fence (reissue)
13. The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
14. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
15. Superchunk - Me & You & Jackie Mittoo 7"   
16. Loop - Fade Out
17. Steve Gunn - Time Off
18. Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork
19. David Bowie - Life On Mars pic-disc 7"
20. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
21. Dawes - Stories Don't End
22. Weezer - Weezer (blue album)
23. The Black Keys - Brothers
24. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
25. The Lumineers - The Lumineers 


John Fogerty Releases ‘Almost Saturday Night’ Video