Friday, February 14, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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from EnjoyTheRideRecords

They've Shot Flanigan - The Outlaw 

Limited to 500 total copies, "The Outlaw" is a co-release with Collective Confusion Records and Enjoy The Ride Records. 

The ETR Variant is "California Gold and Texas Oil" variant (black center surrounded by translucent gold) Limited to 125 total copies

Since 2002, Indianapolis-based THEY’VE SHOT FLANIGAN have been tirelessly writing, recording and touring, establishing themselves as a strong and consistent presence in the Midwestern rock and roll scene. With a sound that is deeply rooted in classic rock and heavily influenced by contemporary independent and progressive artists, the band makes music that is simultaneously dark and catchy, heavy and melodic, intense and contemplative. “They are adept songwriters,” writes Louise Sinclair of Girl At The Show, “with the kind of mature, put-together sound you’d expect from a major artist.”

THEY’VE SHOT FLANIGAN have released two EPs and two full-length albums, the most recent a 10-song concept album about the life and death of a gunslinger, recorded with engineer Seth Henderson of Always Be Genius studios. The album was released on December 10, 2011.

Order at EnjoyTheRideRecords


available now from our friends at MusicRecordShop

The Clash - 5 Studio Album - Vinyl Record Box Set 

All Five of the bands seminal studio albums, remastered in their original formats collected together in a luxury box set designed by the band. Albums contained - "The Clash" "Give'Em Enough Rope" "London Calling" "Sandinista!" and  "Combat Rock"

• 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
• Flight Case Styled Box With Lift-Off Top
• D.I.Y. Stencil

Buy at MusicRecordShop


When Mumford & Sons entered the studio to commence work on their second album, Babel, in August of 2011, they never envisioned it would be to follow-up a debut record that had connected with so many music lovers from all different corners of the globe, and all the roads in-between. Their success is even something the four members struggle to trace. "It sort of just happened," Marcus Mumford has often mused to journalists. The earliest memories of the band performing together are within the close confines of a rehearsal room in Putney, and of last minute street-side jamming sessions on the pavement outside Bosun's Locker (a now defunct basement venue on Kings Road in London) ahead of a show. It was a scene already common to the band as musicians falling in and out of bands of each and every genre. Ben Lovett and Marcus were already working on songs together from their school days, but those songs didn't realise their full potential until Winston Marshall (armed with a banjo and dobro), and Ted Dwane (double bass, but with a penchant for being a multi-instrumental marvel) had learned and lived those songs, given them new arrangements, and injected them with a real 'band' dynamic.
1. Babel
2. Whispers In The Dark
3. I Will Wait
4. Holland Road
5. Ghosts That We Knew
6. Lover Of The Light
7. Lovers' Eyes
8. Reminder
9. Hopeless Wanderer
10. Broken Crown
11. Below My Feet
12. Not With Haste 

Buy at MusicRecordShop


The Owls New Album “Two” 

Pre Order Now On 180 Gram Blue Vinyl

It didn't come fast and it didn't come easy. It's been overtwo decades since Tim Kinsella, Mike Kinsella, Victor Villarreal, and Sam Zurick formed Cap'n Jazz as teenagers, and 13 years since they followed up that band with their debut self-titled album under the name owls. In the time that has passed since then, the members have kept active with a string of other endeavors (including owen, Joan of Arc, Make Believe, and ghosts and Vodka) that have never failed to showcase their vast, diverse, and ever-evolving musical aptitudes.

Track Listing: 
Four Works Of Art...
I'm Surprised...
The Lion...
Why Oh Why...
This Must Be How...
Ancient Stars Seed...
It Collects Itself...
I'll Never Be...
Oh No, Don't...
A Drop Of Blood...

Get a copy at ShopRadioCast


new releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl


Dream Theater is an experience you should undergo when the band plays their compositions live on stage. Especially when there is an entire orchestra behind them. Such a performance is recorded on this 4LP set, as part of the band's 20th Anniversary Tour.

Released in 2006, their live performance of Dream Theater classics is no less than thrilling; the first two LP's contain the band's exquisite renditions of classics like "The Root Of All Evil" or "Another Won". The second half of this 4LP serving consists of the band's performance with The Octavarium Orchestra. The classic "Six Degrees Of Innocence" is spread out over two sides and album closer "Metropolis" finishes the Dream Theater experience in due style.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Insert
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Available on vinyl for the first time!


Country-pop singer Ilse DeLange emerged as one of the most successful Dutch artists of her generation with her chart-topping 1998 debut, 'World Of Hurt.'

Recording several albums in the US (most notably Nashville) proved fruitful; both her debut as well as Clean Up (2003) and The Great Escape (2006) were highly successful in the Lowlands and beyond, earning her several awards and high album- and singles sales.

After The Hurricane & More is the definitive Ilse DeLange best of. A wonderful collection of tracks that present the best that Ilse has released in her impressive career.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Insert 
  • Gatefold sleeve


Miriam Makeba is internationally known for her 1967 hit "Pata Pata". She was the first artist from South Africa to become an international star, recording and touring with the likes of Paul Simon, her former husband Hugh Masekela and Harry Belafonte.  In 1966 she won a Grammy for her performances with the latter.

Makeba was nicknamed Mama Africa and was globally revered for her civil rights activism, fighting tirelessly against apartheid and an adversarial government as from the early stages of her career. Being exiled from her homeland ever since the early Sixties, she only returned in 1990, after the much-publicized liberation (and by request) of Nelson Mandela.

This essential 1967 Makeba record allowed her to conquer the world with her wonderful voice, containing her monster hit "Pata Pata", "Click Song" and more beautiful works.  On 180 gram audiophile vinyl !


Jan Akkerman's first solo album after his departure from Focus was self-titled for good reason – the musical compromises he apparently had to make in Focus are nonexistent here. This is Akkerman's soul laid bare; beautiful guitar arrangements and impressive soloing are met with an ace backing band, including the powerful Bruno Castelucci on drums (who's also appeared on several albums of German Jazz Funk hero Peter Herbolzheimer) and bassist Cees Van Der Laarse of Brainbox.

This is the first reissue of Jan Akkerman since its original release!  On 180 gram audiophile vinyl !


from our friends at SlyVinyl

Heavy Blanket – Live at Tym Guitars // Limited to 200 Purple Vinyl LP

Barren Womb – The Sun’s Not Yellow, It’s Chicken // Limited to 100 “Frog’s Eye” Vinyl LP


Death of Samantha To Release New LP

Underground-rock pioneers Death of Samantha will release their first new studio album in 24 years on March 3, 2014 via their revived St. Valentine Records label. 'If MemoryServes Us Well' is a18-song double-album of repertoire spanning their career  from their first 45RPM release onwards. The album was recorded live in the studio, the night before the reformed band played Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, on December 23, 2011 with all the members of their original line-up on deck: Doug Gillard, guitar-vocals; David James, bass-vocals; John Petkovic, vocals-guitar-clarinet; Steve-o, drums.

Limited edition of 50 copies available now — 80 minutes on double-vinyl, comes with insert poster and liner notes by Mark Lanegan, Thurston Moore and Robert Pollard. Note: First 50 orders come with super-limited edition poster.

Order HERE


Rare collection of Bob Dylan gospel covers set for vinyl reissue


Bachman-Turner Overdrive to release 40th Anniversary Edition Vinyl of Not Fragile


from the uk:

"Every Saturday should be Record Store Day!" The Twilight Sad look forward to this year's celebration of all things vinyl


cool article about a local record store:

YP Spotlight: Matt Storms spins up culture at record shop


out of the great state of california, "the kind of store you thought didn’t exist anymore.”

RETAIL: Groovers aims for record sales of vinyl


found this interesting:

Why Julian Lennon Skipped the Beatles Anniversary Celebrations - ‘Give me the originals any day’


Kiss slam the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame


ASCAP Celebrates 100 Years With Their Top 100 Songs

Here's the Top 10

1. Happy Birthday to You - Written by Mildred J. Hill, Patty Smith Hill
2. My Girl - Written by Smokey Robinson, Ronald A. White
3. White Christmas - Written by Irving Berlin
4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Written by Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
5. Wind Beneath My Wings - Written by Jeff Silbar
6. Dancing in the Street - Written by Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter
7. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
8. What's Love Got to Do With It - Written by Terence Ernest Britten
9. Can't Help Falling in Love - Written by Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti
10. I Can See Clearly Now - Written by Johnny Nash

See the rest of the list at our friends at VintageVinylNews


this is freaky:

Music Remains - A Recorded Music Rube Goldberg Machine