Monday, February 10, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from vinyl record collector Mighty John Marshall of

Top 10 Most Valuable Beatles’ Vinyl Records

1. 1964 Vee Jay 45 rpm - “Anna”/ “Ask Me Why”: $30,000.00
2. 1963 Vee JAY LP - “Introducing the Beatles” (stereo) black label with oval logo. Has “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You.” Back cover pictures 25 other Vee Jay albums: $20,000.00
3. 1966 Capitol LP- “Yesterday and Today” (stereo “Butcher” cover): $15,000.00
4. 1962 Decca 45 rpm -  “My Bonnie” (as Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers): $12,000.00
5. 1964 Vee Jay LP - “The Beatles and Frank Ifield” (cover pictures Beatles): $9,000.00
6. 1964 Vee Jay LP - “Beatles Vs. the Four Seasons ” (stereo): $7,500.00
7. 1964 Vee Jay LP - “Songs, Pictures, and Stories” (stereo) gatefold cover: $2,500.00
8. 1967 Capitol LP - “Magical Mystery Tour” (mono): $1,500.00
9. 1969 Capitol 45 rpm - “We Can Work it Out” (red and white “Starline” label): $1,200.00
10. 1964 Capitol 45 rpm - “Can’t Buy Me Love” (w/picture sleeve): $1,000


Rare piece of city, Beatles history up for grabs

Watch the auction HERE


just in case you missed it: PAUL & RINGO GRAMMYS BEATLES TRIBUTE



from our friends at

Audio Fidelity To Release Barry White 'Can't Get Enough' Limited Numbered Edition 180g Vinyl On February 18, 2014

Camarillo, CA – Much to the excitement of Barry White fans worldwide, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is releasing a limited numbered edition 180g vinyl LP of soul legend Barry White's critically acclaimed 1974 masterpiece 'Can't Get Enough' on February 18, 2014! 'Can't Get Enough' made Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time! This is the first time Barry White's music has been given the audiophile treatment! It's also the first time the lyrics to all the vocals on the record are included, listed on the inside of the attractive glossy coated gatefold jacket.

By the time he hit his stride in 1974 with 'Can't Get Enough', Barry White had firmly established his vocal persona on the contemporary music scene. This is the third in his stellar run of album successes. The album topped the Billboard 200 and R&B charts and peaked at #4 in the UK.

Barry White's allure lay in his ability to craft beautiful love songs and embellish them with luxurious strings, a great rhythm section, and a gospel-styled female chorus. The combination is never more evident than on the classic title track as well as the song “You're My First, My Last, My Everything”, an anthem that appealed to White's pop audience. Both of these uptempo #1 chart-topping tracks were early echoes of the danceable, orchestrated funk stylings that became the sound of the disco era.

In addition to the hits, “I Can't Believe You Love Me” and “Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It” qualify as two of White's most fetching slow burners. The album is bordered by “Mellow Mood (Pts. 1 & 2)”, two brief orchestral instrumentals that showcase White's knack for layered arrangements.

Side One  
1. Mellow Mood (Pt. I)
2. You're the First, the Last, My Everything
3. I Can't Believe You Love Me

Side Two  
1. Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe
2. Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It
3. I Love You More Than Anything (In This World Girl)
4. Mellow Mood (Pt. II)

Producer Barry White

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Purchase Barry White 'Can't Get Enough' Limited Numbered Edition HERE



Marc Almond is back with a brand new 4-track EP, featuring a plethora of excellent ‘friends’ including Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and Carl Barat (The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things). Following the successful experience with double A single ‘Burn Bright/The Dancing Marquis’, legendaryproducer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T-Rex, The Moody Blues, Morrissey) is also back working alongside Marc.

Next to producer Tris Penna, Visconti lends a helping hand on string arrangements and mixing duties for the opening track, ‘Tasmanian Tiger’, and ‘Death of a Dandy’, the latter inspired by the recent death of Soho’s tragic artist Sebastian Horsley and featuring special guest Danielz from T-Rex tribute ‘T.Rextasy’. Jarvis Cocker brings to the mix an infectious electro-pop number he wrote for the occasion, ‘Worship Me Now’, where he also features on backing vocals and takes care of production with Jason Buckle (All Seeing I). Completing the excellent recording, ‘Love Is Not On Trial’ sees Almond continuing his collaboration with Carl Barat, his co-star in the 2012 opera ‘Poppea’ at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Produced again by Tris Penna, the song was written especially for Marc by Carl, who also features on guitar and vocals.

The eclectic 4 track EP is available on a strictly limited edition turquoise coloured 7" vinyl in a beautifully designed gatefold sleeve, complete with a CD of the same four songs.

Get your copy HERE


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fantastic article about the preservation of vinyl:

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wonderful article from nbc news:

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album cover art of the day:

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