Friday, December 13, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

our friends at Spin Clean have renewed their ad for next year, a gracious thank you to Tim for all his support!   


SpaceLab9 Breaking Bad Picture Disc Contest still taking entries, read more HERE


from our friends at

Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love

Kate Bush's self-written and produced Hounds Of Love album was released in 1985 - it was her fifth studio album and her most successful worldwide. Hounds of Love is actually a two-part album consisting of the suites "Hounds of Love" and "The Ninth Wave." She uses the studio as an instrument, Hounds of Love is a carefully crafted art-rock production filled with memorable melodies and arrangements and a range of influences and styles from Celtic to Middle Eastern music, and a mastery of rock and pop, from lavish ballads to hard rockers.

The album marked her breakthrough into the American charts with the Top 40 hit "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" as well as two other U.K. Top 20 singles, "Cloudbusting" and the title track. The album also yielded a set of videos, the most famous of which is "Cloudbusting" co-starring Donald Sutherland.

Side 1: "Hounds Of Love"
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)    
Hounds Of Love  
The Big Sky  
Mother Stands For Comfort  

Side 2: "The Ninth Wave"
And Dream Of Sheep  
Under Ice  
Waking The Witch  
Watching You Without Me  
Jig Of Life  
Hello Earth  
The Morning Fog

**Mastered by Steve Hoffman

Buy at AudioFidelity

Bryan Adams - Waking Up The Neighbours

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.

Side 1
Is Your Mama Gonna Miss Ya?
Hey Honey I'm Packin' You In!
Can't Stop This Thing We Started
Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven

Side 2
Not Guilty  
House Arrest
Do I Have to Say the Words?

Side 3
There Will Never Be Another Tonight
All I Want Is You
Depend on Me  
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You

Side 4
If You Wanna Leave Me (Can ICome Too?)
Touch the Hand
Don't Drop That Bomb on Me

**Mastered by Kevin Gray

Buy at AudioFidelity


Cynic - Kindly Bent to Free Us (Orange coloured vinyl LTD to 200 copies)

CYNIC finally return with their long awaited second full length since their 2007 reunion. ‘Kindly Bent to Free Us’ is at the same time a natural continuation of best-selling album ‘Traced in Air’ (2008) as well as a collection of new ideas incorporating new elements distilled from their musical experiments conducted on the two EPs ‘Re-Traced’ (2010) and ‘Carbon-Based Anatomy’ (2011).

Transparent orange coloured vinyl in printed innersleeves in gatefold. Limited to 200 copies!

Pre-order! This product will be available on February 14, 2014.

This item will either be shipped from France or from the USA, depending on your delivery address.

Order HERE


PSYCHIC TEENS: Premiere "Less" Music Video via PopMatters

COME available now via SRA Records

Philadelphia, PA's post-punk / goth-rock trio PSYCHIC TEENS have premiered their latest music video for the track "Less" via PopMatters.  The song comes off the band's critically acclaimed second full-length COME which can currently be streamed via Bandcamp and purchased on CD, LP, or Cassette via SRA Records HERE

“COME” is Philadelphia’s PSYCHIC TEENS’ second full length record. Recorded at Red Planet Recording and mastered by James Plotkin. The CD and cassette versions include remastered bonus tracks their first LP “TEEN”. Cover art from acclaimed Polish painter Aleksanda Waliszewska. While supplies last copies of the LP ordered directly from SRA Records will come with a limited “mask” of the face on the cover.

500 press of LPs with 250 being black, then the next 250 fading from black to oxblood red (about 100 mixed and spotted).




This product begins shipping on 1/11. Rhino Handmade retraces the first steps of Buckley’s uncompromising musical journey with a two-disc set that includes both the stereo and mono versions of his debut. The second disc contains nearly two dozen unreleased recordings Buckley made in 1965 with The Bohemians and in 1966 with frequent songwriting partner Larry Beckett. Buckley recorded the album’s 12 songs in Los Angeles with the team behind The Doors—producer Paul Rothchild and engineer Bruce Botnick. He was backed in the studio by guitarist and longtime collaborator Lee Underwood, bassist James Fielder, and Mothers Of Invention drummer Billy Mundi. Van Dyke Parks, who had spent much of that summer collaborating with Beach Boy Brian Wilson on the legendary Smile album, was brought in to overdub keyboards, and frequent Phil Spector sidekick Jack Nitzsche contributed string arrangements.The DELUXE EDITION features both the stereo and mono mixes of the album, which contains several of Buckley’s early classics, including the singles “Wings” and “Aren’t You The Girl.” The music on the second disc has remained unreleased until now and provides an unparalleled insight into Buckley’s early development. It opens with 12 songs he recorded in November 1965 with The Bohemians, a group he formed in high school with Fielder, Beckett, and guitarist Brian Hartzler. Recorded live in an Anaheim studio, the originals include early versions of “She Is” and “It Happens Every Time”—two tracks that later appeared on Buckley’s debut. The session also yielded rockers like “Put You Down” and “Come On Over” and the ballads “Call Me If You Do” and “No More.” The nine songs that make up the second half of the disc were recorded shortly before the sessions for Tim Buckley and feature Buckley singing and playing acoustic guitar with Beckett, who recites poetry to Buckley’s guitar on two tracks: “Found At The Scene Of A Rendezvous That Failed” and “Birth Day.” The home recording captures versions of the album tracks: “She Is,” “Aren’t You The Girl,” “Wings,” “Song Slowly Song,” and “I Can’t See You.” The two remaining songs are the Buckley original “My Love Is For You” and the Beckett/Buckley collaboration “Long Tide.”

•Includes weathered cardboard folio with rare photos[stop]
•Features nearly 2 dozen unreleased tracks on 2 CD's
•46 tracks re-mastered by original engineer Bruce Botnick

Pre-Order at Rhino


Nonesuch to Release Live Recording from One-Night-Only Town Hall Concert Celebrating Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Concert, SHOWTIME® documentary, and live album produced by Inside Llewyn Davis writer / director / producers Joel and Ethan Coen and soundtrack producer T Bone Burnett

Album features live performances by the film’s star, Oscar Isaac, as well as The Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Rhiannon Giddens, Colin Meloy, The Milk Carton Kids, Marcus Mumford, Punch Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, Willie Watson, Jack White

Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis," a one-night-only concert, was held at New York City’s Town Hall on September 29, 2013, to celebrate the music of the Golden Globe–nominated film Inside Llewyn Davis. The evening was filmed for a documentary that will be broadcast by SHOWTIME beginning this Friday, December 13, at 10 PM, and Nonesuch Records will release a live album from the concert in late winter/early spring 2014 (details to follow soon). The concert, documentary, and live album were produced by Inside Llewyn Davis writer/director/producers Joel and Ethan Coen and soundtrack producer T Bone Burnett. Huffington Post called the concert “one of those only-in-New-York events,” while Rolling Stone said it was “a bustling salute to the sounds and the idea of Sixties folk music,” and continued, “For all the formality of the night, which was exceedingly well-paced and organized, the concert recalled a time when one or two people, bearing one or two unplugged instruments, could be as enthralling as the greatest rock or EDM track.”

Nonesuch released the soundtrack to Inside Llewyn Davis on November 11, 2013. Produced by T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen, with Marcus Mumford as its associate producer, the album features 12 new recordings created especially for the film and soundtrack. Also included is a never-before-released recording of Bob Dylan performing his song “Farewell,” which was originally recorded during the sessions for his album The Times They Are A-Changin', and is available exclusively on this soundtrack. To pick up a copy of the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. Both are now 35% off the standard retail price (about 20% off the everyday low prices listed on the site) as part of the current Nonesuch Store anniversary sale.

Take 34% Off Nonesuch Store - CDs, LPs & DVDs


Turnable Kitchen’s Holiday Gift Guide: Music And Vinyl Records


The Beatles’ U.S. albums to be reissued in new box set


Soul Jazz Announces ’70s Punk Series Compilation Vol. 2


wonderful article out of the uk:

It's not easy being a vinyl junkie -  Vinyl record sales are at a 10-year high, but feeding the habit these days requires patience, research and stamina, says Joshua Burt


from the great state of ny:

Tiny indie record store a treasure trove - NeedleDrop 'definitely under the radar'


In Memoriam: The Musicians We Lost in 2013


for shits and giggles:

 The 50 ugliest and worst album covers of 2013 - They say that album artwork is dead - and judging by these examples, perhaps it should be


album cover art of the day:

Savage Messiah Unveils "The Fateful Dark" Album Artwork