Friday, September 13, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Amazon UK Top 20 Best Sellers (All Time)

Here are the all-time top twenty best-selling vinyl albums on Amazon UK:
1. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories'
2. Adele, '21'
3. Amy Winehouse, 'Back to Black'
4. David Bowie, 'The Next Day'
5. Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon'
6. David Bowie, 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars'
7. Arctic Monkeys, 'Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not'
8. Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon (30th Anniversary Edition)'
9. Arcade Fire, 'The Suburbs'
10. The Beatles, 'Love Me Do (50th Anniversary Limited Edition 7” Single)'
11. Radiohead, 'In Rainbows'
12. Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here'
13. Bon Iver, 'For Emma Forever Ago'
14. Radiohead, 'Ok Computer'
15. Micah P. Hinson, 'Micah P. Hinson & The Gospel of Progress…'
16. PJ Harvey, 'Let England Shake'
17. Kate Bush, '50 Words for Snow'
18. Alt-J, 'An Awesome Wave'
19. The White Stripes, 'Elephant'
20. The xx, 'xx'


from our friends at MusicRecordShop

Grateful Dead - Wake of the Flood 
For the Grateful Dead, Wake of the Flood ushered in an exciting new era of change and potential. The band elected to depart Warner Bros. and start its own record label. A new lineup emerged after keyboardist/vocalist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan passed away and the group landed jazz-schooled pianist Keith Godchaux and his wife, Donna, who gave the ensemble a new option in the form of a dedicated backing vocalist. Having road-tested a batch of new originals, the collective eagerly sought to expand its broad musical palette in the form of a large-scale studio LP that involves horn sections, violin, and choral figures. Diverse, unique, and mellow, 1973's Wake of the Flood overflows with the luminous vision, stellar songwriting, and ensemble reciprocity made possible by its historical circumstances and inspired creators. 
  • Label Mobile Fidelity
  • 180 Gram Vinyl Record - LP - New
  • Limited Edition
  • Numbered
Track Listing
1. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Hunter, Garcia) - 5:45
2. "Let Me Sing Your Blues Away" (Hunter, Godchaux) - 3:17
3. "Row Jimmy" (Hunter, Garcia) - 7:14
4. "Stella Blue" (Hunter, Garcia) - 6:26
5. "Here Comes Sunshine" (Hunter, Garcia) - 4:40
6. "Eyes of the World" (Hunter, Garcia) - 5:19
7. "Weather Report Suite" - 12:53
"Prelude" (Weir)
"Part I" (Weir, Anderson)
"Part II (Let It Grow)" (Barlow, Weir)

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available now from our friends at www.AudioFidelity

Cheap Trick - In Color

1977's, In Color is Cheap Trick's second album release and the songs and music are as impressive as the band's debut. Melodic, gritty, and just a rockin' good time, the record is one of rock's best ever sets of lip-smacking, hip-shaking, guitar-driven, harmony-coated super-songs.

The album contains the studio version of "I Want You To Want Me" that would go on to become one of their biggest hits a few years later when it was released on the "At Budakon" album, along with four other tracks from this record  ("Hello There," "Big Eyes," "Clock Strikes Ten" and "Come On, Come On") and these original versions have all the energy of that classic live set.

Producer Tom Werman understood the band's pop dynamic and brought out the best in the individual members - this is pop/rock written and performed by young adults and it's as close to perfection as pop-metal/power-pop gets. Aside from the craftsmanship, the album has genuine heart and a fun attitude. Cheap Trick is a band that never took itself too seriously as famously illustrated on the gatefold LP jacket with pretty-boys, singer Robin Zander and bassist Tom Petersson, looking cool in full color astride motorcycles on the front cover while the geek-squad, drummer Bun E. Carlos and guitarist Rick Nielsen, rest on motor bikes, in black and white and upside-down, on the back.
On 180 gram virgin vinyl

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Jethro Tull -  Live At Montreux

"A landmark release … of their most satisfying albums in years.”  Jethro Tull is one of the most successful bands of all time.  In 2003, Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull made a visit to the Montreux Festival.  The concert was a musical triumph combining semi-acoustic and full-on electric performances of some of their best known and loved recordings.The near-perfect set list has something for every kind of Tull fan for this live album shows Tull at all stages of their career, gentle melodic numbers, hard driving rock anthems and several tracks that mix these approaches along with a number of additional musical styles together. Noteworthy to the double-album package are Ian Anderson's witty and informative liner notes.

Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray   On 180 gram virgin vinyl

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This limited Vinyl release release (STRICTLY 299 copies only!) represents a true gem for all Merzbow fans. The tracks included on this lush 180 gram vinyl will take listeners by surprise, showcasing a new and eclectic side of sound artist Masami Akita. Tamayodo in fact presents unreleased works rife with unheard of rhythmic noise, power electronics and piercing feedback in a monolithic wall of sound born out of this Japanese artist's strange machines. No true fan of Merzbow, pure electronics or atonal noise will want to miss this gift to bestow upon our hifi sound systems and rested ears.

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from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

Natalie Merchant - Motherland

Natalie Merchant's Motherland album (2001) is dedicated to the victims of the 9-11 plane crashes, which occurred just days after recordings were finished.

Experienced producer and artist T. Bone Burnett brings his expertise to the table, which pays off in terms of its aural expression and positioning Merchants songs in one coherent, excellent album. Her voice has deepened and her lyrics are socially conscious and intelligent, as always. Musically, each song stands on its own and fits seamlessly into the collection of tracks that make up Motherland.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Available on vinyl for the first time!

Bob James - One

On Bob James' first solo album One, he enlisted a string of experienced Jazz players including Steve Gadd and Idris Muhammad on drums, Grover Washington on sax and Gary King on bass.
Led by the maestro himself on keyboards, One (1974) is a lush, experimental Jazz Funk record, excitingly hovering at the forefront of where music can take your soul.

Produced by Creed Taylor and recorded at the famous Van Gelder Studios, the record is a monument of progressive musical greatness. Liner notes are included inside the gatefold sleeve. Classic stuff, including the B-Boy anthem "Nautilus", One is a must have!  180 gram audiophile vinyl

Rory Gallagher - Stage Struck

Although this is the third live album of Rory Gallagher, Stage Struck proves that no live recording of Rory and his trio ever got boring and as they were simply never the same. This album captures him on a grinding world tour in 1979 and 1980, pumping out blues-rockers with requisite aggression in cities all around the world as San Francisco, Melbourne, Paris and Los Angeles. The material on this release is from his classic albums Calling Card, Photo-Finish  and Top Priority

Backed by his fierce as ever rhythm section of Gerry McAvoy on bass and Ted McKenna on drums there is no doubt that Rory & Co. we're ever trying to present a subtle set for music listeners. Opener "Shin Kicker" continued by Wayward Child set the mood for this high tempo album and as this release might sounds more rushed than the other two live albums, incendiary riffs, groovy organ hooks and intense vocals gives you the feeling of being one of the front row fans at a concert of this guitar legend.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeve
  • Includes bonus track "Bad Penny"

from MetalBlade

TÝR - Valkyrja

Valkyrja, the 7 full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives TÝR, is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Frontman and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; "the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women."

Double-LP on Clear Vinyl with Gatefold Jacket

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in the great state of florida, vinyl doing well with the college crowd!:

Now trending at USF: Opting for vinyl over MP3s


 Duluth record label spins vinyl forward


Eagles Vinyl Box Set Due in October


The Beatles’ ‘BBC Volume 2' Coming in November


Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock among 2013 Kennedy Center honorees


Ray Dolby, sound pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, dies at 80


album cover art of the day:

Perdition Temple Unveils New Album "The Tempter's Victorous" Artwork


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