Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

American Hustle Soundtrack (Pre-Order) by Various Artists

Like Goodfellas and Boogie Nights before it, American Hustle's music celebrates the epic feel of '70s pop, rock, and disco and uses it to give its story extra heft. David O. Russell's tale of con men, Feds, and the mob has a lighter touch than either of those two movies, however, and this is reflected in the soundtrack's song choices. More than a few of these tracks are by Electric Light Orchestra as well as Jeff Lynne on his own, and the whimsical yet driving sound of "10538 Orchestra," "Long Black Road," and "Stream of Stars" lends a tongue-in-cheek tone supported by Tom Jones' "Delilah" and Chris Stills' "Live to Live." The album touches on some of the decade's definitive songs (Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," Wings' "Live and Let Die," Donna Summer's "I Feel Love") but never sounds like a prepackaged hits-of-the-'70s collection, due in large part to unique choices like Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' gritty version of "Don't Leave Me This Way" and Mayssa Karaa's otherworldly Arabic interpretation of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," which is so striking that it's one of the finest songs on an album packed with big names. A nuanced and playful soundtrack, American Hustle works well as a companion piece to the movie that spawned it and on its own.  - Heather Phares (All Music Guide)


1. Jeep's Blues - Duke Ellington
2. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Album Version) - Elton John
3. White Rabbit (Arabic Version) - Mayssa Karaa
4. 10538 Overture - Jeff Lynne
5. Live and Let Die - Wings
6. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - Bee Gees
7. I Feel Love - Donna Summer
8. Don't Leave Me This Way - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
9. Delilah - Tom Jones
10. I've Got Your Number - Jack Jones
11. Long Black Road - Jeff Lynne
12. A Horse with No Name (Album Version) - America
13. Stream of Stars - Jeff Lynne
14. Live to Live - Chris Stills
15. Irving Montage - Danny Elfman

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Dark Side Of The Moon (40th Anniversary Edition)  

Pink Floyd's most successful and singularly defining album is here to stay. The Dark Side of the Moon has sold over 40 million copies worldwide since its release in 1973, and it shows no signs of letting up. With lush, immaculate production and sweeping instrumentals, The Dark Side of the Moon is unrivaled in sonic brilliance. The complex textures found within have captivated audiophiles for over thirty years.

With lyrics about seemingly mundane details set against dreamy, atmospheric backdrops, the songs on The Dark Side of the Moon achieve a truly emotional response. Performances are not virtuosic, but they are brilliant nonetheless and were likewise brilliantly recorded. Abbey Road Studios engineer Alan Parsons and Pink Floyd made use of some of the most advanced techniques available at the time to craft a sound that was innovative yet entirely classic, by any sense of the word. Swirling organs, mellow drums, and spacious guitars are signature sounds that have been inextricably linked with Pink Floyd's magnificent songwriting.

The Dark Side of the Moon is a peerless entry in the annals of classic rock history. No record collection should be without this multi-platinum masterpiece.

Remastered by James Guthrie, and artwork by Storm Thorgerson. Ranked 43/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
  • 40th Anniversary Edition 
  • Original Packaging Including Stickers & Posters 
  • Includes Exclusive New Poster
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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Rob Zombie - War Zone (On Sale)
2. Rush - Spirit of the Airwaves (Grey Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
3. The Who - Who's Next (Colored Vinyl) (On Sale)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
5. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (40th Anniversary Edition)
6. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
7. Bob Dylan - Desire
8. Carole King - Tapestry
9. Rush - Spirit of the Airwaves (Pre-Order)
10. Grateful Dead - New Years Eve 1987 (On Sale)


from our friends at VinylCollective

Band Of Horses “Acoustic At The Ryman” out Next Week! 

SRC have posted a last minute addition to next weeks release schedule! This one is an acoustic album from Band of Horses “Acoustic At The Ryman”. The album features 10 acoustic versions from various Band of Horses songs.

ACOUSTIC AT THE RYMAN, is a 10-song virtual greatest hits set of acoustic renditions of songs from across the Band Of Horses catalog, recorded at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium over two magical nights in April 2013. Having captured this two-night stands worth of singular performances that the Nashville Scene said -brought to mind the best efforts of Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash,- BOH set about translating the energy and electricity of the Ryman document into the closest possible experience to having been there. ACOUSTIC AT THE RYMAN is one of a mere handful of non-classical/jazz albums mixed and mastered in the DSD format, capturing the ragged magic of an unforgettable performance in dangerously pristine quality. The recording was mixed down to DSD through Mytek converters and mastered from DSD by Bob Ludwig at Gateway using the Mytek 8Z192 ADDA. It was then transferred from DSD to 180 gram vinyl by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab

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ah, crate diggers luck - what a cool story and wait til you see what it's worth!

Marvin Gaye’s 1964 passport found inside an album bought for 50 cents


nice article from the great state of ohio:

Vinyl records given fresh spin with sales increase


The Flaming Lips’ debut EP reissued on vinyl with “solid chocolate skull”


Third Man Records Faces Copyright Dispute over Paramount Records Box Set


Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Vinyl 

1. Morning Phase ~ Beck
2. Music For The Masses ~ Depeche Mode
3. Acoustic at the Ryman ~ Band of Horses
4. After the Disco ~ Broken Bells
5. Pure Heroine ~ Lorde
6. Violator ~ Depeche Mode
7. Warpaint ~ Warpaint
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7. After the Disco ~ Broken Bells
8. Pure Heroine ~ Lorde
9. The River & The Thread ~ Rosanne Cash
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from our friends at Relapse

Top 10 Best Sellers At Relapse

1. Death - Individual Thought Patterns (3CD Deluxe Reissue)
2. Baroness - Yellow & Green Deluxe Digi Book 2xCD
3. Death - Spiritual Healing (3CD Deluxe Reissue)
4. Baroness -Yellow & Green Deluxe Hardbound Book 2xLP (Yellow - Opaque)
5. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner Deluxe 2xCD Edition
6. Baroness -Yellow & Green Standard 2xLP (Yellow A/B Green D/C)
7. Baroness - Live At Maida Vale - BBC LP (Gold Translucent w/ Silk Screen)
8. Baroness - Yellow & Green 2xCD
9. Dying Fetus -Reign Supreme CD (Limited Deluxe)
10. Pig Destroyer -Book Burner Deluxe 2xLP Deluxe Edition (Deep Blue)


for shits and giggles:

Jimmy Fallon's Best 'Late Night' Music Sketches: David Bowie, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder