Friday, August 30, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records Records

1. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
2. MFSL Record Brush
3. Allman Brothers - Eat A Peach
4. Weezer - Weezer (Green Album)
5. Fleetwood Mac - 1969-1972 (Box Set)
6. Billy Joel - 52nd Street
7. Billy Joel - Glass Houses
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall
9. Yes - Yesterdays
10. Elvis Presely - Blue Hawaii

New Releases & Featured Vinyl Records
Can't Get Enough by The Rides
King Of Rock by RUN DMC
Solid by Grant Green
Rega RP6 Turntable - Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge (Gloss Black) by Rega Turntables
The Traveler - Black (No Cartridge) (1st Generation) by VPI Traveler
Higher! (On Sale) by Sly & The Family Stone
Drumgasm by Zach Hill, Janet Weiss, Matt Cameron
Chocolate City by Parliament
Elephant by The White Stripes

from our friends at musiconvinyl

Broken Bells - Broken Bells

When James Mercer of the Shins got together with Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse, the result became more than the sum of its parts.

Plans for their collaboration were made since 2004 but first blossomed into their first single "The High Road" in 2009. An album had to follow, so in 2010 Broken Bells was released to great critical and popular acclaim.

The duo avoided sounding too much like their own individual styles: Danger Mouse laid off the samples, playing drums, organs and keys himself. Mercer stretched his vocal cords into falsetto range, at times. Their creative energies gel like no other contemporary collaboration.

This addictive record is built to last. We can only hope there's more magic in the works by these modern time geniuses.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • First 1000 copies  are numbered and pressed on transparent vinyl!

Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes

Often called 'one of the defining Glam platters', Mott The Hoople's All The Young Dudes (1972) was an influential record when it came out, and continues to impress listeners to this day.

Coproduced by David Bowie, the album contains a balanced selection of well written songs by Ian Hunter and the boys. The band is on a roll, and having Bowie on board to colour in the songs with his distinctive style makes this an essential record for '70s Rock fans all over the globe. 180 gram audiophile vinyl

Foreigner - 4 

Produced by Robert John 'Mutt' Lange (famous for recording AC/DCs' Back In Black), 4 meant the definitive mainstream breakthrough for New York based AOR band Foreigner.

Featuring the massive hit "Waiting For A Girl Like You", the album turned into a heavy seller. Other tracks, such as "Urgent", "Woman In Black", "Luanne" and "Juke Box Hero" showed the versatile nature of the group.  Combining heavy riffing with effective power balladry, Foreigner claimed their stake in Rock and will live on as a Rock staple for many decades to come. 180 gram audiophile vinyl Insert

Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo

Ted Nugents untameable energy is best transmitted live on stage; Double Live Gonzo! (1978) achieves this like no other. He shouts, grunts and squeals, while his guitar does the same. Pure pyrotechnics on 6 strings!

His hit "Cat Scratch Fever" gets the live treatment, as does "Great White Buffalo". "Just What The Doctor Ordered" is indeed exactly what the doctor ordered: if you ever find yourself in need of getting your Rawk & Roll fix quick, look no further than Double Live Gonzo! Play it loud.  180 gram audiophile vinyl


Otis Redding - Sings Soul Ballads

Released in 1965, Otis Redding's second album Sings Soul Ballads features a fine choice of sweet and tender songs.

Backed up by the STAX house band consisting of such soul greats as Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, and Al Jackson Jr., Redding delivers the goods with impressive style. His renditions of Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This Love" and Chuck Willis' "It's Too Late" can be seen as improved versions of the originals. Biggest hit on the album proved to be "Mr. Pitiful", a nickname given to Redding by a local Memphis radio DJ. 180 gram audiophile vinyl


from rhino

Win A Copy Of FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972

Revisit Fleetwood Mac’s early years when you enter to win a copy of FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972.

FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972 features four complete albums – THEN PLAY ON (1969), KILN HOUSE (1970), FUTURE GAMES (1971) and BARE TREES (1972) – each lovingly reproduced on 140-gram vinyl and housed in a striking black slipcase. As a bonus, the set comes with an exclusive replica of the original 1969 7-inch single of “Oh Well – Pt. 1” b/w “Oh Well – Pt. 2.”

Enter to win a copy HERE


from our friends at polyvinylrecords 

The Dodos Carrier LP Out Now

We're excited to finally say that The Dodos' new album Carrier is out now!

When it came time for The Dodos to begin writing their fifth LP, Carrier, singer/guitarist Meric Long wanted to start over.

The uncertainty of the band's trajectory as well as the passing of guitarist Chris Reimer brought about a reassessment of things within the band, and in particular Long's songwriting.

In need of a different vantage point, Long began writing words before music for the first time, enveloping himself in silence rather than sound.

When it came time to set these lyrics to music, Long started writing with only his electric guitar in hand -- another first. The focus on this instrument was due in large part to the time Long spent with Reimer. Also the guitarist for Women, Reimer joined Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber to become the third member of The Dodos throughout 2011 before unexpectedly passing away early the following year.

"Chris was a huge influence on the way I think about guitar, songwriting, and music in general," reveals Long. "Seeing how he could transform and shape sound with an electric guitar inspired me to explore more tones and use those tones to begin writing a song."

And so, when he began to formulate the tracks that would ultimately comprise Carrier, Long employed two principles he inherited from Reimer: patience to let a song develop and a judgment-free enthusiasm for sound.

To this end, Long and Kroeber decided to record in their hometown of San Francisco for the first time, allowing for less time constraints and a more pressure-free experience than past out-of-state sessions had afforded.

Praise for the record has been widespread, with Filter declaring "...the lyrics on Carrier stand as the most meaningful in their catalog, making their newest album stand once again as the band's best yet."

Paste also found much to like, remarking that "Carrier maintains the Dodos' signature style and is therefore refreshingly familiar: heartfelt and sincere, organic and smart, imaginative and exploratory."

Order at PolyVinyl


this is so sad, the man has been in the vinyl record collecting news for years, you would think that someone, somewhere would be interested enough to pay him what he is asking....


had one of these books (not signed) in the 70's, be damned if i know what happened to it....

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