Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day's Annual Back To Black Friday (November 29, 2013)

Numbered Limited Edition of Bob Dylan - Side Tracks Leads Legacy's RSD Back To Black Friday 2013 Vinyl Lineup, New Legacy Collectibles Include: 12" Releases by Cheap Trick, Miles Davis, Nas, Harry Nilsson, Paul Simon and Roy Orbison; 7" Singles by Jimi Hendrix

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is rolling out an incredible line-up of collectible 12" and 7" vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day's Back to Black Friday 2013, celebrated this year at the nation's independent record stores on Friday, November 29, 2013.

For RSD Back To Black Friday 2013, Legacy is offering a range of historic and classic releases catering to connoisseurs of timeless sounds, from rare Bob Dylan Side Tracks to the roots of contemporary hip-hop, from punk rock to cool jazz, from 12" box sets to 7" vinyl singles to CD replicas of LPs in the Clash catalog.

Legacy Recordings Back To Black Friday 2013 releases include:

Bob Dylan - Side Tracks - 3 x 12" 200 gram LPs - numbered limited edition An independent record store vinyl exclusive, Side Tracks (first made available as two CDs in the monumental Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One, released November 5, 2013) is a career-spanning collection of official Bob Dylan recordings--including previously released non-album singles, tracks from Biograph and other compilations, songs from films and more--that have never appeared on one of the artist's formal albums.

Cheap Trick - The Classic Albums 1977-1979 - 5 x 12" 180 gram LPs - numbered limited edition An independent record store vinyl exclusive, The Classic Albums 1977-1979 box collects the first five ground-breaking power-pop masterpieces from one of America's all-time great rock bands, Cheap Trick. First released within a breathtaking two-year creative peak period in the late 1970s, these classic titles--Cheap Trick, In Color, Heaven Tonight, Live Budokan and Dream Police--have been newly remastered in 2013 from the original analog tapes and come packaged in original album artwork, housed in a newly-designed, numbered limited edition LP box.

Harry Nilsson - Rarities Collection - 12" 180 gram LP - numbered limited edition An independent record store vinyl exclusive, these 12 rare Nilsson tracks have been especially selected for this release from The RCA Album Collection, a career-spanning 17 CD collection, and include demos, outtakes and other rarities.

Roy Orbison - The Monument Vinyl Box - 4 x 12" 180 gram LPs An independent record store vinyl exclusive, The Monument Vinyl Box brings together the first three landmark albums--Lonely and Blue (1961), Crying (1962) and In Dreams (1963)--from Orbison's groundbreaking tenure at Monument Records. These records are now joined by a newly-curated fourth LP, Oh! Pretty Woman - the "missing" Monument album masterpiece that could have, and should have been released as its title song, "Oh, Pretty Woman" was topping the charts in 1964.

Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Fire" b/w "Foxey Lady" - 7" single - Numbered Limited Edition An independent record store vinyl exclusive, these two live tracks were performed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the May 1968 Miami Pop Festival and have been previously unavailable.

Sly & The Family Stone - "Sexy Situation" b/w "Mother Is A Hippie" - 7" single - Numbered Limited Edition An independent record store vinyl exclusive, this funky 7" single celebrates the release of the deluxe Sly & The Family Stone box set HIGHER! with two previously unissued early versions of these tracks.

Uncle Tupelo - "I Wanna Be Your Dog" b/w "Commotion" - 7" vinyl single - Numbered Limited Edition An independent record store vinyl exclusive, this vinyl 7" includes "I Wanna Be Your Dog," a cover of the Stooges punk standard and outtake from No Depression, on the A Side with a B Side premiering a previously unreleased studio outtake showcasing Uncle Tupelo rocking Credence Clearwater Revival's "Commotion" in a preview of the forthcoming Legacy Edition of No Depression.

Nas - "Halftime" - 12" Vinyl reproduction of 1992 original Originally recorded for the Zebrahead soundtrack by an emerging American MC calling himself "Nasty Nas," this explosive debut, in the words of Vibe mgazine, "created a niche that only Illmatic could fill." The single also launched the career of one of the most durable, provocative and poetic rappers in hip-hop history. This facsimile reproduction of the original 12" vinyl includes the full "Halftime" A-side (1. radio edit, 2. LP version. 3. LP version instrumental) and B-side (1. Butcher Remix 2. Butcher Mix instrumental).  The Nas "Halftime" release provides a fitting overture for the upcoming 20th Anniversary of Illmatic in 2014 (#ILLMATIC20 /Coming 2014).

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue - 12" 180 gram LP - MONO - Numbered Edition The top-selling jazz album of all time, the modality of Kind of Blue found its way into classical, rock, and pop becoming one of the most influential cultural touchstones of the last half of the 20th century and one of the most transcendent pieces of music ever recorded. Davis played trumpet sublime with his ensemble sextet featuring pianist Bill Evans, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley with Wyton Kelly playing piano on "Freddy the Freeloader."

Miles Davis - Miles & Monk at Newport - 12" 180 gram LP - MONO - Numbered Edition Classic live recordings from jazz masters Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk on one LP. Side One is high energy bebop from the Miles Davis Sextet in 1958 and Side Two includes two full numbers from the Thelonious Monk Quartet with Pee Wee Russell from 1963.

Miles Davis - Jazz Track - 12" 180 gram LP - MONO - Numbered Edition A reissue of two underrated Miles Davis sessions on one mono LP; Side One is the Miles Davis Quintet's soundtrack for the French film L'Ascenseuer Pour l'Echafaud while highlights from the Miles Davis Sextet's session on May 26, 1958 (Davis' 32nd birthday).

Paul Simon - Paul Simon - 12" 180 gram LP - Numbered - includes download card Remastered reissue of the recording artist's 1972 solo album, his first post-Simon & Garfunkel, includes the hits "Mother and Child Reunion" (recorded in Kingston, Jamaica) and "Me and Julio Down By The School Yard."

Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon - 12" 180 gram LP - Numbered - includes download card Remastered reissue of Simon's 1973 album includes "Kodachrome" and "Loves Me Like A Rock."

Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years - 12" 180 gram LP - Numbered - includes download card Remastered reissue of iconic 1975 album, originally produced by Phil Ramone and Paul Simon, includes four US Top 40 hits: "Gone At Last," "My Little Town" "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" and "Still Crazy After All These Years."

The Clash - The Clash - 1 CD in LP replica sleeve The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope - 1 CD in LP replica sleeve The Clash - London Calling - 2 CDs in LP replica sleeve The Clash - Sandinista! - 3 CDs in LP replica sleeve The Clash - Combat Rock - 1 CD in LP replica sleeve

For RSD Back To Black Friday 2013, Legacy Recordings is also releasing--as CDs in LP replica sleeves--the essential five studio albums that form the core catalog of The Clash. These editions were newly remastered by Clash guitarist Mick Jones and were included in the monumental Clash box set, Sound System, released September 2013.

Now in its sixth year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture taking place on the third Saturday in April. This past January, RSD announced the appointment of Jack White to the post of Record Store Day 2013 Ambassador.

SOURCE Legacy Recordings 


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ANVIL - Hope In Hell (2LP Gatefold)

Anvil have paved their own path throughout their 3 decade long career, revered by the likes of Metallica, Motorhead and Guns N Roses, the legendary Canadian metallers have 14 studio albums under their belts, have gone on countless tours around the world, and even starred in their own award winning documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Never ones to sit around and rest on their laurels, they are proud to announce their 15th studio album “Hope In Hell” recorded with producer Bob Marlette in NRG studios coming out  May 28th on The End Records.

When asked what Anvil hopes to achieve in 2013, we get a very simple, honest answer “What we always hope for! Enough to continue!”

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THE ANIMALS: The Animals—the Mickie Most Years and More (5-CD Set)

Led by Eric Burdon, The Animals Remain Among the Most Popular Bands of the British Invasion and of '60s Rock 

Now, 50 Years After Their First Release, The Animals—the Mickie Most Years and More  Is the First-Ever Box Set Devoted to Their Work 

5-CD Set Includes Their First Four American Albums: The Animals, The Animals on Tour, Animal Tracks and Animalization 
• 16 Bonus Tracks Featuring Their Four-Song Debut EP, I Just Wanna Make Love to You, Plus Four Tracks Previously Unreleased in the U.S., Three Single Versions, Four Alternate Versions & One U.K.-Only Track Includes Such Classic Songs as "House of the Rising Sun," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "It's My Life" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" 

Newly Remastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering from the Original Mono Tapes

They were right among the first rank of British Invasion bands, with 11 American chart hits in their first two years of existence. They were responsible for some of the most enduring recordings of their era, songs like “The House of the Rising Sun” (which famously caused Bob Dylan to jump out of his car seat when he first heard it on the radio) and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” And their lead singer, Eric Burdon, had (and still has) one of the most distinctive voices in all of rock ‘n’ roll. Yet, unlike their famous peers, the Animals have never had a box set devoted to their work…till now, 50 years after their first release!  The Mickie Most Years and More offers for the first time ever on CD the group’s first four American albums (all of which charted, the first three produced by Mickie Most)—The Animals, The Animals on Tour, Animal Tracks and Animalization—in their original mono versions, all newly remastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering from the original tapes. And each album features a bevy of bonus tracks, 16 in all, including their first release ever, the I Just Wanna Make Love to You EP that came out on the Graphic Sound label in 1963 (later reissued by Decca in 1965 as In the Beginning There Was Early Animals), four tracks previously unreleased in the U.S., three single versions (including “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” and “It’s My Life”), four alternate versions (three in stereo) of such tracks as “Talkin’ ‘Bout You” and “Don’t Bring Me Down,” and one U.K.-only track (“Roadrunner).” Liner notes to each album are by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke and, to sweeten the pot even more, we’re including an Animals T-shirt (100% cotton; size extra large) exclusive to this set. No collection of British Invasion and, for that matter, ‘60s rock and roll is complete without these records…this collection brings it on home. Brought to you by ABKCO Music and Records and Real Gone Music!



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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 10/07 - 10/13, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:
1. Dr Dog - B-Room
2. Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
3. Kings Of Leon - Mechanical Bull
4. Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe
5. Amos Lee - Mountains Of Sorrow
6. Bonnie Prince Billy - Bonnie Prince Billy
7. Fuzz - Fuzz
8. Darkside - Psychic
9. Cage The Elephant - Melophobia
10. Alex Chilton - Electricity By Candlelight
11. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2
12. Washed Out - Paracosm
13. Patty Griffin - Silver Bell
14. Lee Ranaldo - Last Night On Earth
15. Parquet Courts - Tally All The Things That You Broke
16. Of Montreal - Lousy With Sylvianbriar
17. Red Fang - Whales & Leeches (bootleg edition)
18. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
19. Belle Adair - The Brave & The Blue
20. Moon Taxi - Mountains Beaches Cities
21. Melvins - Live At Third Man
22. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get...
23. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
24. Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork