Friday, August 16, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Richard G. from the great state of texas was the winner in the "Vinyl Record Day Edison Picture Disc Contest."

Special thanks to Gary Freiberg at RockArtPictureShow for his generous gift and congratulations to Richard, we hope you cherish this great collectible!


from our friends at

This Week's Bestselling Records At SoundStageDirect

1. Nirvana - Nevermind
2. Stone Temple Pilots - Core (Black Vinyl)
3. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
4. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (On Sale)
5. Bob Dylan - Another Self-Portrait (1969-1971): Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Pre-Order) (On Sale)
6. Phish - Junta Deluxe Edition (Pre-Order)
7. Weezer - Weezer (Green Album)
8. Grateful Dead - Veneta, Oregon 8/27/72 (Pre-Order)
9. Allman Brothers - Eat A Peach
10. Rush - Vapor Trails (Pre-Order)

New Releases & Featured Vinyl Records
Weezer (Green Album) by Weezer


i know this is a CD, but give the band credit, an amazing collectible for music lovers!

CD 'Jewel Case' Made From Wood

Ireland’s second biggest rock band, Bell X1 have recently released their new album, 'Chop Chop,' encased in a wooden chopping board.  A CD case that can be used as a chopping board reinvents album art and is on the cutting edge of product design. This wooden album case is more than just a CD case, it's a super-limited collectible (sold out very quickly)  The innovative product design was brought to life by designer Alexis Deacon. 


new from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

Bob Dylan - Desire

Another great personal Dylan album, Desire (1976) captures Dylan at the beginning of his Rolling Thunder Revue era. Folk, Rock, Middle Eastern themes and epic narratives, the album is a Pop staple throughout. A wild collection of styles result in an album that ranks in the top of all Dylan efforts. It rambles, rocks and thunders – the sheer energy is just infectious. Its best known track and album opener "Hurricane", is quickly followed by the hypnotic "Isis" and breezy "Mozambique". A fascinating record, the 18th Dylan release on Music On Vinyl!  180 gram audiophile vinyl and Insert
Dave Brubeck - We're All Together Again For The First Time

During the late '60s and early '70s, Dave Brubeck used to jam with baritonist Gerry Mulligan, along with The Dave Bubeck Trio's regulars Jack Six on bass and drummer Alan Dawson. When Paul Desmond joined on alto sax, the newly formed quintet recorded several live dates which resulted in We're All Together Again For The First Time(1973). The album contains a definitive live version of Brubeck's classic "Take Five" which takes up half the B-side of the record, showcasing the prowess of every member. Other interesting tunes include "Rotterdam Blues" and "Koto Song", where Paul Desmond takes center stage.  180 gram audiophile vinyl

Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo

England had The Police, United States had Blondie... and Argentina had Soda Stereo, one of the greatest bands of the new wave explosion and without any doubt one of the most important in the history of Rock in Spanish.

Their debut was a refreshing breath of modernity and smart lyrics: produced by Federico Moura (leader of Virus), the album contained strong attacks against the lack of control of the consumer society, and it was sarcastically launched at a local fast food chain. Soon it was awarded Platinum in Argentina and Peru, and Double Platinum in Chile, making it an essential title to understand modern music in Latin America.

This Music On Vinyl release is the first vinyl reissue of the band worldwide since 1995. 180 gram audiophile vinyl and Insert

Joe Vitale - Roller Coaster Weekend

As a drummer, flutist and keyboardist, Joe Vitale's first album featured his own playing on multiple instruments. Augmented by guitar fireworks of former band mate Joe Walsh, Rick Derringer and Phil Keaggy, Vitale delivered an album filled to the brim with catchy rhythms and playful songwriting. Ron and Howard Albert produced the album, whom were also responsible for Derek and the Dominoes' Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, the Allman Brothers' Eat A Peach, and other legendary albums. After recording Rollercoaster Weekend, Vitale would join the Stills-Young band and tour with the classic Crosby, Stills & Nash line-up, as well as the Eagles. 180 gram audiophile vinyl


from our friends at MusicRecordShop

The Beatles - 1958 - 1962

Deluxe limited edition LP featuring a 20 page booklet with rare photos, liner notes, a 6 page historic "Parlophone" insert for the launching of their first single, "Love Me Do", and annotated track listing! 18 tracks of rare early Beatles material, including "In Spite Of All The Danger" (the only song ever co-written by Paul McCartney & George Harrison) recorded in Liverpool in 1958 when the Beatles (along with John Lowe on piano & Colin Hanton on drums) were still known as the Quarrymen; a 1960 home recording of McCartney's "Cayenne" (with Stuart Sutcliffe); "Ain't She Sweet" recorded in Hamburg in 1961; "Besame Mucho" featuring Pete Best on drums; "The One After 909", and "I Saw Her Standing There" recorded live at the Cavern Club in 1962, and much, much more!!
  • Label Doxy Records
  • Vinyl Record - LP Box Set - Sealed
  • Limited Edition - 1000
  • Vinyl Color - Clear
  • 20 Page Book
  • 6 Page Insert 
Track Listing
1. Love Me Do (single version, with Ringo Starr, 4 Sep 62)
2. How Do You Do It (4 Sep 62)
3. Please Please Me (Without Harmonica, 11 Sep 62)
4. Love Me Do (with Andy White, 11 Sep 62)
5. PS I Love You (Single Version, Nov 62)
6. Ask Me Why (Nov 62)
7. Please Please Me (Nov 62)
8. I Saw Her Standing There (Hamburg, 31 Dec 62)
9. Lend Me Your Comb (Hamburg, 31 Dec 62)
10. That'll Be The Day (with John Lowe & Colin Hanton, Liverpool, 1958)
11. In Spite Of All The Danger (with John Lowe & Colin Hanton, Liverpool, 1958)
12. Cayenne (with Stuart Sutcliffe, Liverpool, June 60)
13. Ain't She Sweet (Hamburg, 22 June 61)
14. The One After 909 (Liverpool, 1962)
15. I Saw Her Standing There (Liverpool, 1962)

Get your copy at MusicRecordShop

Elvis Presley - Elvis At Stax

Riding high on the success of Aloha From Hawaii, 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.

Track Listing
1. Promised Land
2. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
3. If You Talk In Your Sleep
4. Raised On Rock
5. Help Me
6. I Got A Feelin' In My Body
7. For Ol' Times Sake
8. Talk About The Good Times
9. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues

1. You Asked Me To
2. Loving Arms
3. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
4. Spanish Eyes
5. It's Midnight
6. Find Out What's Happening
7. Three Corn Patches
8. My Boy

Pre-Order your copy at MusicRecordShop


from our friends at StormingTheBase

The Legendary Pink Dots - The Curse Of Marie Antoinette

Deluxe Picture Disc Vinyl Limited to 299 copies. 45 minutes of Storytelling Touching on Reincarnation and lysergic tones. This is a concept album created exclusively for this Vinyl picture disc 180 gram release limited to 299 copies. It's unique atmosphere runs like a thread from the title track lullaby graced by Edwards voice to the psychedelia of "Hallucination 33", arriving then at the transformations of disturbing offerings like "Ghost of a Summer to Come."

Order at StormingTheBase

VNV Nation - Transnational (2LP)

VNV Nation have climbed to great heights, in recent years, earning themselves a place amount the top names in Alternative (Electronic) Music. Their last album 'Automatic' (2011) reached #8 in the official German Album Charts and was followed by sold out shows throughout Germany, Europe and Northern America. They now return with the new album 'Transnational', followed by a world tour that kicks off in Germany. Never content with fitting in any category, their sound ranges from melodic energetic beats to indie-electronic-anthems to emotive ballads and beyond. Their live shows are legendary, attracting fans from across the musical spectrum, to a performance that is pure energy and positive emotion! VNV Nation are and promise to continue to be real ‘Transnational’!  180 gram double vinyl -- for maximum sound quality! We expect this item to be in stock on October 4, 2013

Pre-Order at StormingTheBase


Phish to Release Second Vinyl Pressing of Junta 

Phish have recently announced that a second pressing of Junta vinyls will hit the bins on October 1st. Junta was first released by Phish as a self-released cassette tape on May 8, 1989.  The first vinyl pressing was released on Record Store Day last year, but sold out in no time.  The three LPs are pressed on 180g vinyl and includes a mp3 download.

The triple album set can be pre-ordered via the band’s Dry Goods store.


interesting article from the land down under and spot on, these articles never get old!:

Why is vinyl becoming popular?


well, if i'm ever there, i know where to go

Where to Buy Vinyl Records If You Are in Iceland


and from the uk:

It’s no joke now! Manchester duo launch Only Joking Records to release vinyl compilation of city’s fresh artists

more from the uk:

Retired bank worker sold counterfeit records from his garage


Krautrock pioneers Popol Vuh get first 5 LPs reissued in runs of 500


The Breeders Set to Release LSXX Deluxe Vinyl 9/2 on 4AD


Boards of Canada to reissue entire discography


Roadrunner Records Readies ‘XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records’ Box Set


neat write-up over at VH1 (and a couple i have never seen before):

Famous First Drafts: Rejected First Versions Of 15 Iconic Album Covers


album cover art of the day:

Skeletonwitch Detail New Album “Serpents Unleashed”, Show Off John Baizley’s Cover Art


Pollstar's Top 20 Concert Tours

Here are the top money makers.  Lots of country music acts (it must be summer fair time), but the Stones blew the competition away. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

1. The Rolling Stones; $7,772,849
2. Paul McCartney; $3,620,049
3. Taylor Swift; $3,021,717
4. Kenny Chesney; $2,246,701
5. Fleetwood Mac; $1,427,403
6. Phish; $1,391,413
7. Justin Bieber; $1,267,409
8. Dave Matthews Band; $1,134,333
9. Bruno Mars; $1,029,608
10. New Kids On The Block; $830,439
11. Blake Shelton; $672,657
12. Tim McGraw; $586,428
13. Brad Paisley; $569,683
14. Rascal Flatts; $567,025
15. Carrie Underwood; $527,808
16. Barry Manilow; $377,596
17. Widespread Panic; $376,122
18. Bad Company / Lynyrd Skynyrd; $311,304
19. The Postal Service; $249,253
20. Styx / REO Speedwagon / Ted Nugent; $225,939


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 8/05 - 8/11, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:
1. The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars
2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
3. Pond - Hobo Rocket
4. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
5. The Clean - Vehicle
6. Sufis - Inventions
7. Hunx & His Punx - Street Punk
8. Vince Gill & Paul Franklin - Bakersfield
9. Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork
10. Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
11. Explosions In The Sky - Prince Avalanche: Original Soundtrack
12. Polyphonic Spree - Yes It's True
13. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - S/T
14. Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go
15. OFF! - Live At 9:30 Club
16. Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas
17. Talking Heads - Fear Of Music
18. Daft Punk - Random Access Memory
19. The Shins - Live At Third Man
20. Sigur Ros - Kveikur
21. Desertshore - Drifting Your Majesty
22. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
23. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
24. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
25. Steve Gunn - Time Off