Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

The Royal Sessions by Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers, longtime singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Bad Company, has partnered with 429 Records and is gearing up for the release of “The Royal Sessions”—a lovingly crafted collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the iconic rock singer recorded at Memphis’ Royal Studios, historic home of Willie Mitchell and Hi Records, with many of the musicians who played on the original tracks.

Truly a lifetime in the making, Rodgers has come full circle with “The Royal Sessions” as he pays homage to the legendary hits he collected on 45s released on Stax/Volt, Goldwax and Hi Records—recordings by Otis Redding, Albert King and Ann Peebles which made such an indelible impression on the young Rodgers inspiring him to pursue a career as a singer. Produced by Perry Margouleff, “The Royal Sessions” is an extraordinary recording which captures the music in its pure form—live band and vocal takes as performed together at Royal Studios by Rodgers and an all-star roster of legendary musicians.

"Sonically, what do you think results from live in the hallowed studio basic tracks and vocals recorded all analog, mixed to analog tape and cut from analog tape? It’s spectacular! Play this record and then the CD for your friends who think CD is transparent to the source. Let them compare the drum sound, the cymbal crashes, the space and the image three dimensionality. Let them consider Rodgers in the room and then on CD not quite in the room. A musical triumph and a sonic "in the studio" spectacular." - Michael Fremer (Analog Planet)

200-Gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. The Mars Volta - De-loused In The Comatorium (Black Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
2. Jerry Garcia And David Grisman
3. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Yellow Vinyl)
4. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
5. Arthur Fiedler - An American In Paris & Rhapsody In Blue
6. Led Zeppelin I (Deluxe Edition) (Pre-Order) (On Sale)
7. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (40th Anniversary Edition)
8. Led Zeppelin II (Pre-Order)
9. Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
10. Beatles - Abbey Road


from our friends at Relapse

The Drip - A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics LP  

Washington State’s THE DRIP roar onto the scene with a blasting EP of filthy, angry grind produced and engineered by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust.  An absolute must for fans of all of the ferocious forefathers of grind-Napalm Death, Nasum, Rotten Sound, etc.  This is a relentlessly skull crushing record of pissed off, high energy, barbaric grind.  This hate is timeless.  First press of the vinyl version comes with a totally sick etching on the b-side.

***Single sided LP on black vinyl w/ reverse side etching.  Includes free digital download of the entire album***

Pressing Info:
First Press
1000 x Black Standard Gram Single Sided w/ Reverse Etching
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

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from our friends at SlyVinyl (look for their feed in the left margin!)

Cavallo / Ghosts Of Sailors At Sea – Passages To Safety // Limited to 50 Pure White, 125 White w/ Sea Blue Splatter & 125 White w/ Golden Yellow Splatter Vinyl 10″ Split

TEEN – The Way and Color // Limited to 500 Burgundy Vinyl 2xLP


Record Store Day 2014: 15 releases that are sure to sell out, fast


8 interesting releases for Record Store Day 2014


Dolly Parton To Celebrate New Release & Record Store Day With Blue Vinyl


Alexisonfire Unveil Streamlined 2nd Edition of Vinyl Box Set


Stones Throw commemorate murdered rapper Charizma with 4xLP box set


Less Than Jake to release “Do The Math” 7-inch


A record lover's guide to Detroit


fantastic article out of the chicago land area

How do record stores get such great used vinyl?


from the great state of iowa:

Vinyl fever: Record Store Day celebrates the revival of vinyl


out of san diego, california:

Vinyl’s new spin - Record Store Day is all about LP love


more from california:

Smith: Record shop owner, former heroin addict, knows about comebacks


from the great state of oregon:

Vinyl profile: The Campbell Club’s collection is dazzlingly diverse and open to all residents


from the land down under:

Still in love with vinyl


more about the new book about collecting vinyl records:

Vinyl's Record Resurgence Fuels New Book


from the folks at EasyStreetOnline

EasyStreetOnline Top 10 Vinyl Best Sellers

1. Beck - Morning Phase
2. Off! - Wasted Years
3. Future Islands - Singles
4. Liars - Mess
5. Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork
6. Pearl Jam - Ten
7. Pearl Jam - Vs.
8. Tame Impala - Lonerism
9. Brown,Danny - Old
10. Daft Punk - Discovery


Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Vinyl

1. Wolf (2LP+CD) ~ The Creator Tyler
2. Illmatic XX ~ Nas
3. Lights Out ~ Ingrid Michaelson
4. Happy ~ Pharrell Williams
5. Atlas ~ Real Estate
6. Led Zeppelin II ~ Led Zeppelin
7. St Vincent ~ St. Vincent
8. Do to the Beast ~ Afghan Whigs
9. Singles ~ Future Islands
10. Led Zeppelin III ~ Led Zeppelin

Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Music

1. Frozen ~ Demi Lovato
2. Lights Out ~ Ingrid Michaelson
3. Disney's Karaoke Series: Frozen ~ Disney Karaoke Series
4. Duets ~ Linda Ronstadt
5. G I R L ~ Pharrell Williams
6. Rivers In The Wasteland ~ NEEDTOBREATHE
7. The Both ~ The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)
8. Out Among The Stars ~ Johnny Cash
9. Frozen
10. A Dotted Line ~ Nickel Creek


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 4/07 - 4/13, 2014

Vinyl Top 25:
1. Band Of Horses - Acoustic At The Ryman
2. Mac Demarco - Salad Days
3. Ave Tare's Slasher Flicks - Enter The Slasher House
4. Protomartyr - Under Color Of Official Right
5. Temples - Sun Structures
6. Future Islands - Singles
7. St Paul & The Broken Bones - Half The City
8. Johnny Cash - Out Among The Stars
9. Brothers & Sisters - Dylan's Gospel
10. Arctic Monkeys - AM
11. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
12. Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
13. The National - High Violet
14. The Shins - Oh Inverted World
15. The 1975 - The 1975
16. Martina McBride - Everlasting
17. EMA - Future's Void
18. Beth Orton - Central Reservation
19. Tycho - Awake
20. Band Of Skulls - Himalayan
21. Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe
22. St Vincent - St Vincent
23. Lorde - Pure Heroine
24. Various - World Psychedelic Classics 3: The Fuzzy Funky Sounds of West Africa
25. Coldplay - Parachutes