Friday, April 18, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Record Store Day is upon us (you will see a theme here) and I cannot think of a better day for vinyl collectors. But, although I fully support RSD, they do need to do something about the glut of releases that are done just for the money; not to mention that these 'special releases' - supposed to be only available at record stores around the world, are already showing up on eBay - a day BEFORE the big event.  A quick check of eBay shows 251 results for record store day 2014.  I am not going to ramble on about all the issues with RSD, it is great for vinyl and the record stores.  That said - please support your local record store!!

To see a complete list of the releases, head over to Record Store Day


Dozens of Record Store Day 2014 releases are already listed on eBay

The View From The Front: Record Store Day And Collecting, Not Hoarding

Is Record Store Day In Crisis? A Quietus Investigation


just a few of the record store day releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl


Draw the Line is the fifth album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released December 1, 1977. It was recorded in an abandoned convent near New York City, rented out for that purpose. The portrait of the band was drawn by the celebrity caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. Kerrang! magazine listed the album at #37 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time."
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Insert
  • Remastered audio
  • Limited RSD 2014 issue of 1500 numbered copies


Play All Night: Live At the Beacon Theatre consists of performances captured on March 10 & 11 in 1992. This album has been produced by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Warren Haynes from original recordings overseen by long-time Allmans producer, the late Tom Dowd.

The set list retains the uniformity espoused by the group's deceased founder, guitarist Duane Allman, allowing the group to move effortlessly from one familiar number ("Statesboro Blues") to another ("You Don't Love Me") and concentrate on improvisation to render the numbers fresh.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Limited RSD 2014 issue


Congratulations is the second major label studio album by American psychedelic rock band MGMT, released on April 13, 2010. The album is a departure from the Synth Pop style that first brought the band acclaim on their major label debut, Oracular Spectacular, and features a more progressive, guitar-driven sound.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Printed innersleeves
  • Limited RSD 2014 issue of 1000 numbered copies


King Kong is a classic pre-WW2 American fantasy monster/adventure starring Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong, and opened in New York City on March 2, 1933 to rave reviews. The film tells of a gigantic, island-dwelling ape called Kong who dies in an attempt to possess a beautiful young woman. Kong is distinguished for its stop-motion animation by Willis O'Brien and its musical score by Max Steiner. In 1991, it was deemed "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Limited RSD 2014 issue of 1000 numbered copies on blue vinyl


Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague, the Netherlands, formed in 1967. In 1969 and 1970, the group enjoyed a worldwide chart success with "Venus", followed by several other hit singles like "Send Me a Postcard" (released in 1968/69). This is psychedelic  Sixties Rock from the highest degree!  Limited RSD 2014 issue of 1000 numbered copies on orange vinyl


from our friends at PolyvinylRecords

Celebrate Record Store Day in style...Polyvinyl style, that is! 

This year we're very excited to be offering six incredible releases, including:

The Dodos Yours Truly Session 7" - Limited to 1000. Beautiful new arrangements of two tracks from Carrier featuring the acclaimed Magik*Magik Orchestra.

of Montreal Jigsaw Puzzle 7" - Limited to 1500. Rebecca Cash takes lead vocals on the title track (from the Lousy with Sylvianbriar recording sessions). B-side is an alternate version of "Triumph of Disintegration."

of Montreal Satanic Panic in the Attic Deluxe 10-Year Anniversary 2xLP - Limited to 2000 on 180-Gram blue and yellow vinyl. Includes second disc featuring seven bonus tracks recorded during the same era as the original album. Gatefold jacket restores interior artwork to original full-color brilliance.

Saturday Looks Good To Me Love Will Find You and Saturday Looks Good To Me LPs - Both titles are limited to 500 in screenprinted jackets with re-imagined artwork. First time on vinyl for Love Will Find You and the expanded 14-song version of Saturday Looks Good To Me.

Xiu Xiu Unclouded Sky LP - Limited to 1000 on cloud-colored vinyl. American and Caribbean spirituals recorded at Sigur Ros's studio in Iceland.


from my neck of the woods:

For Record Store Day, Die Kreuzen rereleasing 'Cows and Beer' on vinyl


from the great state of tennessee 

Go Buy Vinyl! - A guide to Record Store Day 2014.


De La Soul Announce Record Store Day "Easter Egg Hunt" for 'D.A.I.S.Y. Instrumentals'


SLIPKNOT: 'Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses' Double Clear Vinyl Reissue Set For 'Record Store Day'


R.E.M. Offering Never-Before-Released Unplugged Set for Record Store Day


Record Store Day 2014: 25 releases to buy


15 must-have Record Store Dayexclusives


The Top 25 Releases of Record Store Day 2014


Record Store Day 2014 – Everything You Need to Get Your Hands On


Exclaim!'s Top Releases to Hunt for This Record Store Day


Clutch Prep Record Store Day Split, ‘Earth Rocker’ Deluxe Version + ‘Robot Hive/Exodus’ Vinyl


8 Best Punk Record Store Day Releases of 2014


records should be referred to as VINYL (with no S)

Vinyl or vinyls? On eve of Record Store Day, collectors can't seem to agree


from the great state of wisconsin:

Musicians feel a connection to vinyl as they mark annual Record Store Day


from the great state of california:

Vinyl on the rise?; Local store owners say analog music market seeing turnaround


more from california:

Everything we do is pro-vinyl


from the great state of ohio:

Shoppers expected to take vinyl for a spin on Record Store Day


from the great state of oklahoma:

Record Store Day celebrates vinyl


from the great state of kentucky:

Local record store serves students


from the great state of connecticut: 

Record Store Day marked in Brookfield


album cover art of the day: 

IN FLAMES: 'Siren Charms' Cover Artwork Unveiled