Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

VPI Nomad (Pre-Order) by VPI Industries

The Nomad is the latest turntable from VPI, and it's sure to be a game-changer. This feature-laden model includes both a built-in phonopreamp and an onboard headphone amp. Plug a pair of headphones into the Nomad and start listening immediately, or connect it directly to the auxiliary input of your amp and listen through your speakers. The choice is yours.

If that deal wasn't sweet enough, VPI includes the incredible Ortofon 2M Red cartridge factory installed, which is a perfect match for the Nomad's newly designed gimbaled tonearm. It includes a high-quality MDF plinth and platter, making the Nomad a prime example of all components working in harmony to produce the best possible sound.
  • The tracking force is factory set – the Nomad is ready to plug and play, right out of the box! 
  • First 30 Nomads Come With An In The Groove Record Cleaner & A Zerodust Stylus Tip Cleaner!
  • Includes Built-In Headphone Amplifier, Phonostage, and Ortofon 2M Red Factory-Installed 
  • Shipping End Of April 
Pre-Order SoundStageDirect

Time Out Of Mind (Pre-Order) by Bob Dylan

This is the 30th Bob Dylan album, released in 1997. Time Out of Mind is hailed as one of Dylan's best albums, and it went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1998.

The album features a particularly atmospheric sound, the work of producer (and past Dylan collaborator) Daniel Lanois, whose innovative work with carefully placed microphones and strategic mixing.

Sonically, the album is reminiscent of Oh Mercy, the last album Dylan recorded with producer Daniel Lanois, but Time Out of Mind has a grittier foundation - by and large, the songs are bitter and resigned, and Dylan gives them appropriately anguished performances.

Original vinyl copies of Time Out Of Mind were made in small numbers, making this official reissue a much needed one!

 1. Love Sick
 2. Dirt Road Blues
 3. Standing In The Doorway
 4. Million Miles
 5. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
 6. ‘Til I Fell In Love With You
 7. Not Dark Yet 

 1. Cold Irons Bound
 2. Make You Feel My Love
 3. Can’t Wait 
4. Highlands

Pre-Order at SoundStageDirect

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Pharrell Williams - Happy
2. Mothership (Very Best Of) (On Sale)
3. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
4. Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue
5. Led Zeppelin III (Pre-Order)
6. Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (Pre-Order)
7 .Stevie Ray Vaughan Box Set
8. Led Zeppelin II (Pre-Order)
9. Led Zeppelin I (Pre-Order)
10. Led Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition) (Pre-Order) (On Sale)


AMC’s The Walking Dead: Original Soundtrack Vol.1 LP  

Released on vinyl for the first time, SPACELAB9 is proud to present AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK VOL.1 LP. LP is packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket with printed inner pocket sleeve featuring images from the hit TV show. First pressing also includes a full color 18” x 24″ poster.

Limited editions of both “Black Smoke” and “Blood Red” colored vinyl will be available in stores while supplies last. For die-hard fans, a limited run of only 200 “Zombie Flesh Green” vinyl copies will be available exclusively from SPACELAB9.COM

Side A:
 1. Jamie N. Commons – Lead Me Home (1:57)
 2. Bear McCreary – Main Title Theme Song (UNKLE Remix) (5:17)
 3. Voxhaul Broadcast – You Are the Wilderness (4:57)
 4. Baby Bee – Love Bug (2:56)

Side B:
 5. Fink – Warm Shadow (Dactyl Remix) (5:32)
 6. Of MOnsters and Men – Sinking Man (2:56)
 7. Beth & Maggie Greene – The Parting Glass (2:57)
 8. Delta Spirit – Running (3:13)

You can get it SpaceLab9



New Found Glory's Kill It Live on yellow vinyl, limited to 300 copies, and is a double-LP housed in a gatefold jacket with printed dust sleeves.

New Found Glory's first official live album, Kill It Live features a full set recorded at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA, earlier this year. With plenty of crowd participation and sing-alongs, Kill It Live feels like a true live album while pulling songs from nearly every New Found Glory release to date.

Kill It Live also features three brand new studio tracks: "I Want to Believe", the soon-to-be-released single "Connect the Dots", and "First Bite". The band's first batch of new stuff since 2011's Radiosurgery should more than please long-time fans.

Order at BridgeNine


from our friends at SlyVinyl

Jack White – Lazaretto // Limited edition LP on blue and white vinyl with demos 7″ and companion book

Split Screens – The Sinner/Meeker Hollow // Limited to 150 on Splatter Vinyl 7″


John Coltrane 1966 Temple University Concert to Be Released in Full for First Time As Double LP


Vital Vinyl: Back on Black Label Founder Discusses Digital Downloading, Record Collecting + More


hope this isn't the way the vinyl business is heading, no one will be able to afford a record:

Wu-Tang Clan offered $5 million for one-of-a-kind album


from our friends at VinylCollective

Top 10 Albums – March 31, 2014

Here are the Top 10 albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of March 25 – 31, 2014:

New Release/ Pre Order

1. The Starting Line – Say It Like You Mean It 2XLP
2. Soundtrack – Dumb and Dumber 2XLP
3. The Ataris – End Is Forever LP
4. American Football – American Football (Deluxe Edition) 2XLP
5. Weatherbox – Flies In All Directions 2XLP
6. The Ataris – Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits LP
7. My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You 2XLP + DVD
8. Soundtrack – Breaking Bad 2XLP
9. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak 2XLP + CD
10. The Juliana Theory – Love 2XLP


Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Vinyl

1. Salad Days ~ Mac Demarco
2. Lost In The Dream ~ War on Drugs
3. Cope ~ Manchester Orchestra
4. Saudade ~ Thievery Corporation
5. Here & Nowhere Else ~ Cloud Nothings
6. St Vincent ~ St. Vincent
7. Violator (180 Gram Vinyl) ~ Depeche Mode
8. Wolf (2LP+CD) ~ The Creator Tyler
9. Singles ~ Future Islands
10. Happy ~ Pharrell Williams

Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Music

1. Frozen ~ Demi Lovato
2. Out Among The Stars ~ Johnny Cash
3. A Dotted Line ~ Nickel Creek
4. Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life ~ Ronnie James Dio
5. XSCAPE (Deluxe Edition CD\DVD) ~ Michael Jackson
6. Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne ~ Various
7. La Gargola ~ Chevelle
8. Head or Heart ~ Christina Perri
9. Morning Phase ~ Beck
10. Shakira. ~ Shakira


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 3/24 - 3/30, 2014

Vinyl Top 25:
1. Beck - Morning Phase
2. Johnny Cash - Out Among The Stars
3. Manchester Orchestra - Every Stone 7"
4. Future Islands - Singles
5. Real Estate - Atlas
6. St Paul & The Broken Bones - Half The City
7. The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams
8. Liars - Mess
9. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (ltd yellow vinyl)
10. Black Lips - Underneath The Rainbow
11. St Vincent - St Vincent
12. Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans
13. Nilsson - Aerial Ballet (mono edition)
14. Arctic Monkeys - AM
15. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
16. Dean Wareham - Dean Wareham
17. Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love
18. Elbow - The Take Off & Landing Of Everything
19. Nilsson - Pandemonium Shadow Show (mono edition)
20. Hurray For The Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes
21. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
22. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
23. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
24. Foster The People - Supermodel
25. Tycho - Awake


album cover art of the day:

ACCEPT To Release 'Blind Rage' In July; Cover Artwork Unveiled