Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Grateful Dead - Sunshine Daydream Veneta

The Grateful Dead formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, jazz, psychedelia, and space rock and for live performances of long musical improvisation. "Their music," writes Lenny Kaye, "touches on ground that most other groups don't even know exists."

• Mixed by Jeffrey Norman at TRI Studios
• Mastered by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering
• Audio tapes transferred and restored by Plangent Processes
• Lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
• Four 180-gram LPs housed in a lavish 4-panel “M-pack” jacket featuring original artwork by Steve Vance and tie-dye by Courtenay Pollock
• Limited Edition of 5,000

"The rock music group Grateful Dead is scheduled to perform at a 'potluck picnic' Sunday, sponsored by the Springfield Creamery." Eugene Register-Guard

A "rock picnic." The Field Trip. Kesey's Creamery. August 27, 1972. The Springfield Creamery Benefit. Call it what you will, the sun was beating down hard and bright on that fateful day in Veneta, Oregon when the Grateful Dead heeded Ken Kesey's call to help save the family Creamery. The 100-degree and rising temperatures did not deter the band who were still riding high from their adventures across the pond. It did not discourage filmmakers John Norris, Phil DeGuere, and Sam Field who gained entry into the Dead's tight-knit world with their promise to capture the culture and integrity of the scene. And it certainly didn't inhibit the estimated 20,000 Dead Heads who could not believe their, well, pot...luck.

In fact, this blistering day turned out to be a near-perfect little piece of the Grateful Dead experience and it is with great pleasure, that 41 years later we can present Sunshine Daydream to you the way it was meant to be heard. Cut from the flawlessly preserved 16-track master, this 180-gram LP set of the "most requested" and "most revered" Dead show of all time promises to transport you back to the epic scene with definitive versions of the band's most beloved songs like "Bertha," "China>Rider," "Playing In The Band,""Greatest Story Ever Told,""Dark Star," and "Sing Me Back Home." Limited to just 5,000 copies, you can pre-order it now

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Bryan Adams - Waking Up the Neighbours

180+ Virgin Vinyl

Bryan Adams' sixth studio album, 1991's, Waking Up the Neighbours is filled with big rockers, solid rhythms, and unique songwriting. The nearly 75 minute two-record set is loaded with showstopping arena rockers and mid-tempo ballads including five hit singles. The most notable track is the Robin Hood Prince of Thieves theme "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" which spent seven weeks atop the US pop charts. The song was also a phenomenon in Europe, becoming Bryans' biggest hit ever topping the charts in 16 countries and selling about 10 million copies worldwide and is one of the biggest selling singles of all time. The song was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Grammy Award in 1992 for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television.

Other singles which followed included the rockin' "Can't Stop This Thing We Started," which
became a number two hit, the mid-tempo ballads "Do I Have to Say the Words" and "Thought
I'd Died and Gone to Heaven," and the fun, straight-ahead rocker "There Will Never Be Another Tonight." Adams co-produced the album with Robert "Mutt" Lange previously known for his work with AC/DC, Foreigner and Def Leppard.

Audio Fidelity is proud to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Waking Up the Neighbours and to honor Bryan Adams who has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, toured six
continents, garnered 21 top 10 hits, earned nominations for three Academy Awards and five
Golden Globes, received 18 Juno Awards, an American Music Award, and five ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture - his music has appeared on more than 40 movie soundtracks.
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The Shirelles - Baby It's You

180 gram vinyl


When Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie “Micki” Harris and Beverly Lee got together to sing for a high school talent show in 1957, they had no intentions of becoming professional musicians. However, fate stepped in when classmate Mary Jane Greenberg told her mother, Tiara Records owner Florence Greenberg, about the group. Greenberg signed them to her label, released a single and then sold the label, along with the fledgling group, to Decca Records. Decca soon dropped them, which left Greenberg free to sign them to her new label, Scepter Records. At Scepter, The Shirelles hit their stride, working with the cream of the Brill Building songwriters. One of these songwriters, Luther Dixon, was hired by Greenberg to write for and produce the group and together they developed the group’s signature sound. Under his guidance, the Shirelles enjoyed seven Top 20 hits and launched the girl group genre.

 Released as a single in 1961, “Baby It’s You” reached #8 on the pop charts and #3 on the R&B charts. Written by Burt Bacharach, Mack David and Luther Dixon (under the pseudonym Barney Williams), the song has become an enduring classic, covered by The Beatles, Smith and many other artists. It also served as the title track for The Shirelles’ first album of 1962. Baby Its You features 12 outstanding songs, including their single “Soldier Boy” which topped the Billboard Hot 100. Sourced from the original analog session tapes, this Sundazed reissue faithfully reproduces one of the most influential albums of the early ‘60s (certainly, Barry Gordy would agree). After one listen, you won’t want nobody, nobody but The Shirelles.

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The Prog Collective – Epilogue

Available 9/10/2013

The Prog Rock supergroup whose debut became the surprise hit of 2012 returns with a brand new album featuring an even more impressive lineup of stellar musicians and artists lending their talents to this incredible project!

Features performances by mindblowing musicians Billy Sherwood, Steve Stevens, Rick Wakeman, Alan Parsons, Steve Morse, Peter Banks (in his final appearance) as well as Captain Kirk himself William Shatner, PLUS members of Yes, Dream Theater, Nektar Asia, Gong and more!
Says Billy Sherwood, “It's an honor to have so many great artists involved with this record, each bringing their creativity and musicianship to the table and lifting the project to a higher place. As a long time fan of progressive rock music, making a record like this is indeed a dream come true! I'm always looking to expand the musical horizon, with so many gifted artists doing what they do best, I do believe we've pushed the envelope of creativity.”

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Alice Cooper: Hey Stoopid reissue due this month


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This Weeks Top 10 Albums – September 2, 2013


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 8/26 - 9/01, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. The White Stripes - Elephant
2. The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars
3. Yo La Tengo - OHM "shower curtain" 12" set
4. Diarrhea Planet - I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
5. Beck - Defriended 12"
6. Beck - I Won't Be Long 12"
7. King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
8. Dent May - Warm Blanket
9. Dodos - Carrier
10. Black Joe Lewis - Electric Slave
11. Various - You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold
12. King Tuff - Live At Third Man
13. Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders - Mutability
14. Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
15. Bob Dylan - Another Self Portrait: Bootleg Series Vol. 10
16. Zola Jesus - Versions
17. Superchunk - I Hate Music
18. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
19. Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork
20. D. Watusi - Dark Party
21. The Shins - Live At Third Man
22. The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
23. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
24. Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm b/w I Walk The Line 7"
25. Bon Iver - Bon Iver