Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friend bob at relapse

ZOMBI: Announce Deluxe Vinyl Reissues

On Tour 11/30 - 12/14 with Goblin

In celebration of their recently announced tour with Italian soundtrack kings Goblin, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Pittsburgh, PA's progressive wizards, ZOMBI. The groups now classic albums, Cosmos, Surface to Air, and Spirit Animal will each be available on deluxe vinyl on January 7, 2014 and can be pre-ordered from Relapse Mailorder HERE.

Their 2004 Relapse debut Cosmos will be reissued as a double LP for the first time in almost a decade, while 2006's Surface to Air will be reissued as a single LP for the first time in North America.  The last of these reissues, 2009's Spirit Animal will be released as a gatefold double LP and will include the bonus track "Infinity," not included on the first pressing.

These titles along with other ZOMBI releases are available for streaming via the duo's Bandcamp page HERE.

Their first US Tour in almost seven years, the 13 day trek kicks off on November 29th with a solo show in Chicago, IL and wraps up on December 14th in Carrboro, NC.  A complete listing of dates is included below.

ZOMBI US Tour Dates:

Nov 29 Chicago, IL/ The Empty Bottle*
Nov 30 Minneapolis, MN/ The Varsity Theater
Dec 1 Milwaukee, WI/ Turner Hall
Dec 3 St. Louis, MO/ 2720 Cherokee
Dec 4 Cincinnati, OH/ Taft Theatre
Dec 5 Cleveland, OH/ Beachland Ballroom
Dec 6 Pittsburgh, PA/ Carnegie Music Hall
Dec 8 Albany, NY/ Upstate Concert Hall
Dec 10 Boston, MA/ Sinclair
Dec 11 New Haven, CT/ Center Church on the Green
Dec 12 Philadelphia, PA/ Trocadero
Dec 13 Washington, DC/ 9:30 Club
Dec 14 Carrboro, NC/ Cats Cradle

*Not with Goblin - openers TBA

Pre-Order at Relapse


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The Audio Fidelity Collection 1970-1973


Audio Fidelity announces our first box set release.  The Audio Fidelity Collection contains four classic Deep Purple 24K Gold CD titles from the Mark II line-up - the most celebrated line-up in the band's history recorded from 1970-1973:  "In Rock" <> "Machine Head" <> "Fireball" <> "Who Do We Think We Are" The box set includes the original booklets containing original album art work, historical photos and original 12" album labels.

The sturdy slip case container will be a silver design with the Deep Purple name and the heavy metal studs individually embossed. The limited edition collection boxes will be individually numbered and reserved to 5000 units guaranteeing this Deep Purple box set as a valued collector's item worth its weight in 24K Gold.

Each of the Deep Purple Classic Rock 24K gold CD albums contained in The Audio Fidelity Collection will be packaged in their original form. The back of the custom slip case will show full color images of the original Deep Purple album covers plus song titles.

Deep Purple brought together a world class lineup for their 1970-1973 body of work collected here for the first time by Audio Fidelity on a set of four remastered 24K Gold CDs. Each recording was produced by Deep Purple and features the band's legendary Mark II line-up - the most celebrated line-up in the band's history

Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Ian Gillan – lead vocals
Roger Glover – bass
Jon Lord – keyboards, organ
Ian Paice – drums, percussion

In Rock (1970): "Among the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever"  - Q Magazine 2000

In Rock is the fourth studio album by Deep Purple and the first with the classic Mk II lineup.

In Rock was their breakthrough album in Europe and would peak at #4 in the UK, remaining in the charts for months. The album was supported by the hugely successful In Rock World Tour which lasted 15 months. For the first time all tracks are credited to the five members of the band.  The 10-minute epic "Child in Time", perhaps the most famous song from this record, would be a concert staple for years.

FIREBALL (1971):  "..showcases the progressive rock and tightly meshed ensemble work that   characterizes Deep Purple at their best"

Fireball is the fifth album by Deep Purple  It would become the first of the band's three UK #1 albums.The album contains seven sizzling cuts. The boogie-inspired "Strange Kind of Woman" single reached #8 in the UK and became a live set fan-favorite up to the present day. The album ncludes such Deep Purple classics as "Anyone's Daughter," "The Mule,""No One Came" and the title track.

MACHINE HEAD (1972): "One of the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All essential hard rock album for any rock music collection."Machine Head is the sixth studio album released by Deep Purple.

Machine Head is often cited as a major influence in the early development of the heavy metal music genre. Commercially, it was Deep Purple's most successful album, topping the charts in several countries following its release. The album reached # 1 in the UK and stayed in the top 40 for 20 weeks. It reached # 7 in the US, remaining on the Billboard 200 for 118 weeks. Includes the Deep Purple classics, "Highway Star" and "Space Truckin'" and "Smoke on the Water" which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE (1973): "This is killer Rock 'N Roll...a must have for Deep Purple fans"
Who Do We Think We Are is the seventh studio album by Deep Purple and their last album with singer Ian Gillan until the reunited in 1984. The original album artwork has many quoted articles from newspapers.

One of them is from Melody Maker July 1972, where Ian Paice says:"Deep Purple get piles of passionate letters either violently against or pro the group. The angry ones generally start off "Who do Deep Purple think they are..." The album hit # 4 in the UK and # 15 in the US and Deep Purple became the best selling artist in the USA in 1973.


from our friends at musicrecordshop

Genesis - Selling England By The Pound

Originally released in February 1973, "Selling England By The Pound" was the bands biggest selling album so far. Still with singer Peter Gabriel it included the bands first encounter with the singles chart with "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe).  The album cover is a painting by Betty Swanwick called The Dream. The original painting did not feature a lawn mower; the band had Swanwick add it later as an allusion to the song "I Know What I Like."  In 2012, the album ranked seventh in Rolling Stone's "Readers' Poll: Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time."
  • Label Back To Black
  • Vinyl Record - LP - New
  • Picture Disc
  • Limited Edition
Track Listing
1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
3. Firth Of Fifth
4. More Fool Me
5. The Battle Of Epping Forest
6. After The Ordeal
7. The Cinema Show
8. Aisle Of Plenty 

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Official Charts Company in the UK released the list of best selling vinyl in the past 20 years:

 1. Oasis – What’s the Story Morning Glory? (1995)
 2. Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)
 3. Portishead – Dummy (1994)
 4. Travis – The Invisible Band (2001)
 5. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs (2011)
 6. Leftfield – Leftism (1995)
 7. The Beatles – Live At The BBC (1994)
 8. Massive Atack vs. Mad Professor – Protection/No Protection (1995)
 9. Queen – Made In Heaven (1995)
 10. The Prodigy – Fat Of The Land (1997)
 11. Paul Weller – Stanley Road (1995)
 12. The Stone Roses – Second Coming (1994)
 13. Blur – Parklife (1994)
 14. Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
 15. The Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation (1994)
 16. Neil Young – Harvest (1972)
 17. Pulp – Different Class (1995)
 18. Oasis – Be Here Now (1997)
 19. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing (1999)
 20. The Beatles – Anthology 1 (1995)


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