Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Pink Floyd London 1966/1967 (White Vinyl)

The classic Pink Floyd line-up featuring Syd Barrett captured by Peter Whitehead as part of his legendary Tonight Lets All Make Love In London film.

The classic Syd Barrett-era Floyd at their most adventurous and exploratory, 'London 1966/1967' features two rare performances, including an explosive 17 minute version of 'Interstellar Overdrive', recorded at the legendary Sound Techniques studio in early 1967.

These first ever studio recordings from the classic 1960s Pink Floyd line-up are now available on a limited edition 180 gram white vinyl version in a gatefold cover, with printed inner sleeve.

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The Rolling Stones From The Vault - L.A. Forum (Live In 1975) 

“From The Vault” is a new series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. “L.A. Forum – Live In 1975” is the second title in this series. The Rolling Stones’ “Tour Of The Americas ‘75” was the band’s first tour with new guitarist Ronnie Wood. Even before the dates started there were dramatic scenes in New York City at the official tour announcement when the band unexpectedly turned up on a flatbed truck to play “Brown Sugar”. After a couple of low key warm-up shows in Louisiana the tour took in 44 dates between the 3rd June and the 8th August 1975. They settled into the L.A. Forum for a five night stint from July 9th to 13th and this concert film features the show from July 12th. The footage has now been carefully restored and the sound has been newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show.

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Taylor Swift - 1989
2. Led Zeppelin IV (On Sale)
3. Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (200 Gram)
4. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
5. Beatles - Abbey Road
6. The Beatles 1967-1970 (On Sale)
7. Various Artists - The Big Lebowski (On Sale)
8. Led Zeppelin II

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Pre-Order of Montreal's New Album 'Aureate Gloom'

“A golden despondency” is how Kevin Barnes translates the meaning behind Aureate Gloom, the title he gave of Montreal’s thirteenth full-length album.

The oxymoron is one Barnes says best describes the overall state of his life and mental outlook while working on the record: first on a writing retreat in New York City, then while demoing tracks in Athens, before finally recording at Sonic Ranch, just across the border from Juarez, Mexico in the Texan desert.

If you’re wondering what exactly would lead Barnes to use this epithet to describe his reality at the time, look no further than the songs themselves.

While many bands rely on vague platitudes as an attempt to make their songs universally applicable, Barnes chooses to take the opposite tact — penning lyrics so personal they sound like entries ripped from a journal that should be permanently kept under lock and key.

180-Gram Clear Gold Early Bird Edition is limited to 1500 and includes 18x24 poster insert.

Pre-orders will ship on 02/20/2015

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Pre-Order Camper Van Beethoven Vinyl Reissue of 'New Roman Times'

Camper Van Beethoven’s 2004 reunion release expanded and reissued!

Camper Van Beethoven reunited in 2000 and even recorded and released a pair of records, but it was 2004’s New Roman Times that was the “official” document of the band’s reformation. The band’s David Lowery states in his liner notes, that it was “the one that got all the press and fanfare. And it was a good thing, because it was an extremely ambitious record.”

Omnivore Recordings is proud to celebrate New Roman Times by presenting an expanded reissue on CD, Digital and double LP (with download card). Released in conjunction with the band, and following in the footsteps of last year’s Omnivore reissues of Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart and Key Lime Pie (both still available on CD and LP), New Roman Times features new artwork, extensive notes from Lowery and four previously unissued tracks culled from the sessions.

This definitive edition of Camper Van Beethoven’s “sci-fi alternate-reality rock opera” not only brings the fan favorite to vinyl for the first time, but expands and presents all formats in a way that proves these are indeed New Roman Times!

Release date: 2/24/2015

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2014 In Vinyl: The Facts & Figures


from the great state of texas:

Vinyl record sales up 49% from 2013 - Hogwild Records in SA keeps shelves stocked


vinyl doing well in the great state of nebraska:

Vinyl revival: Returning to music-listening’s roots


from the great state of new york:

Take a spin around Stockade’s groove-oriented shops


more from new york:

Vinyl records making a trendy comeback - Sales of vintage format up, still available in Queens


Ty Segall Announces 'Mr. Face' EP


Waxwork Records preps 2015 subscription series with Nightbreed OST and more


12 MONTHS OF RUSH: 14 Albums from Mercury era for release in 2015 - All titles will be reissued on high-quality VINYL


Best of 2014: Vinyl Packaging/Sound Quality/Reissues


NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014


Amazon Best Sellers in CDs & Vinyl

1. That's Christmas To Me ~ Pentatonix
2. 1989 ~ Taylor Swift
3. Disney's Karaoke Series: Frozen ~ Disney Karaoke Series
4. Partners ~ Barbra Streisand
5. Greatest Hits: Decade #1 ~ Carrie Underwood
6. Rock or Bust ~ AC/DC
7. Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe) ~ Tony Bennett
8. Ptxmas ~ Pentatonix
9. Man Against Machine ~ Garth Brooks
10. It's The Girls ~ Bette Midler

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