Monday, December 16, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect  

a big thank you to seth (check out their revamped and improved website!) for renewing his ad on the CVR blog! We look forward to continuing our long lasting vinyl friendship for 2014!

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Diana Krall - The Very Best Of (On Sale)
2. Beatles - Abbey Road
3. Pink Floyd - The Wall
4. Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (Black Vinyl)
5. Led Zeppelin - Mothership (Very Best Of)
6. Bob Marley - Legend
7. Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. James Taylor - James Taylor Greatest Hits
9. Neil Young - Live At The Cellar Door
10. Beatles - The White Album

Santana - Santana

Originally released the same month as their incendiary set at Woodstock, this impressive debut for Columbia kick-started a Hall of Fame legacy that lasts still today. Establishing one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in rock; Carlos’ signature tone and phrasing coupled with Afro-Cuban percussion virtually launched Latin-Rock fusion. Both AM and FM airwaves were scorched in the ensuing months with their charted singles "Evil Ways" (#9) and Jingo (#93) plus "Soul Sacrifice", a favorite after it’s featured spot in the Woodstock movie and soundtrack.

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Led Zeppelin - Mothership (Very Best Of)

Mothership is a compilation album by English rock group Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records and Rhino Entertainment on 12 November 2007 in the United Kingdom, and 13 November 2007 in the United States. It was released on the same day that Led Zeppelin's entire catalog became available in digital stores, including the iTunes Store. The cover (designed by artist Shepard Fairey) is a graphical interpretation of the Beresford Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland.

The songs included were chosen by the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, and represent eight of the band's nine studio albums.

The album debuted at #4 in the UK Albums Chart, with 58,000 units sold, and debuted at #1 on the Official New Zealand Albums Chart and stayed there for several weeks. The album also debuted at #7 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling about 136,000 copies in its first week. The album has sold almost 1,7 million + copies in the U.S and 4 million + copies worldwide, it has been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA.

  • 4-180 Gram Vinyl LP Box Set
  • Remastered with band members' oversight
  • Half-Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker 
  • Pressed at RTI

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Their / They're / There Analog Weekend Out Now

Analog Weekend, the brand new EP from Chicago-based trio Their / They're / There is out now -- but that's not all! The band, made up of Mike Kinsella (Owen, American Football), Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It), and Matthew Frank (Loose Lips Sink Ships, Lifted Bells), have debuted their first music video and are playing a string of shows.  Analog Weekend, the band’s second EP, was recorded directly to tape at Ed Rose’s Black Lodge Recording over a single weekend and features piano by James Dewees (The Get Up Kids, Reggie and the Full Effect, Coalesce).

Analog Weekend was co-released with our friends at Topshelf Records, who have an exclusive color of the vinyl (Forest Green) for sale HERE

Pick up the Baby Blue 12", a t-shirt, or a bundle with both, from the Polyvinyl E-Store by clicking the link below.

Buy at PolyVinylRecords


from our friends at vinylcollective

Still Time To Give The Gift of Vinyl!

ShopRadioCast just sent out a newsletter with info on how you can still give the gift of vinyl which include shipping deadline info! You can still order from ShopRadioCast using Fedex Ground shipping in both Canada and the USA. As long as you get your order in by Tuesday December 17th at 11 am EST and use Fedex Ground you should receive your order in time for the holidays. As well SRC have posted an in stock suggestion list:

Alkaline Trio – Agony and Irony 2XLP (Deluxe Edition)
Angels and Airwaves – Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal LP
Angels and Airwaves – Love Part I & II 4XLP
Blink 182 – Buddha LP
Brand New – The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me 2XLP
Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
Gaslight Anthem – American Slang LP
Gaslight Anthem – Sink Or Swim LP
Gaslight Anthem – ’45 / You Got Lucky 7″
Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American 3XLP
Jimmy Eat World – Damage LP
Nirvana – Nevermind LP
Nirvana – In Utero (20th Anniversary Edition) 3XLP
Quicksand – Slip LP
Quicksand – Manic Compression LP
Rival Schools – Found LP
Rival Schools – United By Fate 2XLP
Saves The Day – Stay What You Are LP 
Saves the Day – Saves the Day LP
Soundtrack – Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! LP
The Starting Line – Based On A True Story 2XLP
Sum 41 – Does This Look Infected LP
The Early November – The Rooms Too Cold LP + CD
Weezer – Weezer (The Blue Album) LP
Weezer – Weezer (The Green Album Limited Edition) LP
Weezer – Pinkerton (Limited Edition) LP
Weezer – Make Believe (Limited Edition) LP
Weezer – Raditude LP
Weezer – The Lion And The Witch LP


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is there anything that these guys aren't marketing?

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for shits and giggles:

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