Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts of Download by Blondie

2014 marks the 40th year since the inception of legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers BLONDIE! The band is kicking off the celebration with this very special release. GREATEST HITS: DELUXE REDUX / GHOSTS OF DOWNLOAD is a unique package containing 2 separate albums that salute both Blondie’s past and their present. Greatest Hits: Deluxe Redux is a collection of the very best of Blondie revisited and recorded anew by the band over the past couple of years* while they were recording GHOSTS OF DOWNLOAD, a collection of brand new music aided and abetted by the some of the world’s most unique artists headed up by BETH DITTO (The Gossip), MISS GUY, and the Columbian turntablists/hip hop collective SYSTEMA SOLAR. *Except for original 1999 recording of “Maria”

2-LP Color Vinyl Set Features: 

150 Gram Color Vinyl
Live CBGB ’77 DVD
2 Color 4-Page Inserts
Full Color Inner Sleeves
Vintage 1979 Gig Poster!

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Straight Shooter (Pre-Order) by Bad Company

Straight Shooter is the second studio album by British supergroup Bad Company. The original album was released in April 1975.

 One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, England's Bad Company has put its indelible stamp on rock 'n' roll with a straight-ahead, no-frills musical approach that has resulted in the creation of some of the most timeless rock anthems ever. Led by the incomparable singer and songwriter Paul Rodgers, arguably the finest singer in rock 'n ' roll and a huge songwriting talent.

Formed in 1973, Bad Company came to life when Rodgers was looking to start anew after the disintegration of his legendary band Free. His powerhouse vocals and songwriting were a main ingredient during Free's impressive five-year run; a period of time that saw the release of seven extremely influential albums that featured Free's minimalist blues-rock approach. Included among Free's dynamic body of work is the 1970 smash, "All Right Now," one of the most recognizable rock anthems ever recorded. Lyrics and melody by Rodgers. He was Free's main songwriter.

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale)
2. Led Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale)
3. Led Zeppelin I (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale) (Pre-Order - Awaiting Repress)
4. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle - Perils From The Sea (Pre-Order)
5. Jack White - Lazaretto
6. Led Zeppelin II
7. Led Zeppelin I
8. Led Zeppelin III
9. Godzilla - Japanese Original 60th Anniversary Edition (Pre-Order)
10. Blind Melon (Pre-Order)


BRILL BRUISERS -The New Pornographers

Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup, who have been called, “virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock” by NPR Music.

Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band’s music as, “...magnificent and clever…,” while Stereogum proclaims, “In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis.”

Of the album, lead-singer and main songwriter AC Newman comments, “This is a celebration record. After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down and the music reflects that. I’m grateful.” Produced by band-members John Collins (bass) with Newman, the 12-track album was recorded primarily at Little Blue in Woodstock, NY and at JC/DC Studios in Vancouver B.C. with additional recording in Austin, Brooklyn and Vermont.

Deluxe LP comes on multi-colored vinyl and includes 3D glasses and poster. Both LP versions include MP3 download coupon.

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available from our friends at Relapse

Tombs - Savage Gold 

TOMBS’ third album Savage Gold is the most anticipated underground metal album of 2014.  The band’s  sophomore LP Path Of Totality unanimously topped 2011 end of the year metal lists (everyone from Decibel to Pitchfork to NPR, and more, dubbed it their top album of that year).  Savage Gold focuses the awesome strength of Tombs’ previous works into one brilliantly dark post-punk and extreme black-metal masterpiece.  Recorded and produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore), Savage Gold both expands upon the moody post-punk foundations that Tombs’ prior albums explored while also bringing out the band’s most traditionally metal moments yet.  Once every few years a record comes along that sets a new benchmark for what can be done in heavy music.  This is that moment and this is that record.

Pressing Info: 
First Press
1500 x Black Standard Gram
500 x Gold Standard Gram *Mailorder Exclusive*
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

***Limited edition deluxe gold vinyl 2XLP with expanded 12 page booklet and etched ‘side-D’ featuring the graphic art of acclaimed artist and tattooer Thomas Hooper.  Includes a digital download of the entire album***

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Avenged Sevenfold - Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough Vinyl + DVD

On the 5 year anniversary of the Live in the LBC performance, we have produced a limited vinyl/DVD configuration, pressed on vinyl for the first time in a deluxe gatefold jacket and mastered by Bernie Grundman. This release contains both the first live concert film from Avenged Sevenfold "Live in the LBC" filmed live on April 10, 2008 as well as "Diamonds in the Rough", an offering of previously unreleased B-sides and more. The CD/DVD configuration was released September 16, 2008 and has since been certified Platinum.

With: First time on vinyl for “Diamonds in the Rough.” Single disc- Running time: 53:44, cut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman. Mastering especially for this release. Packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket with unique art. Includes the DVD version of Live in the LBC and contains alternate mixes of Afterlife and Almost Easy. Limited to 3,500 domestic.

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DISSECTION - The Somberlain (Diehard Split Color LP w/ Back Patch)

The End Records will re-release the back catalogue for the three studio albums from Swedish black metal masters Dissection.

The Somberlain, Storm of the Light’s Bane and Reinkaos are considered classics of the genre and defined the latter Swedish Black Metal sound, filled with Epic freezing cold guitar riffs, blasting drums & sinister vocal arrangements.

Exclusive to Omega Order super limited Blue/Black split vinyl edition! Comes with an exclusive embroidered back patch!

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Tom Petty New LP Up For Pre-Order

Tom Petty is taking orders for his new LP 'Hypnotic Eye' at his website.  The album will be released on July 29th.

Limited Edition Hypnotic Eye 180 gram 2-LP Vinyl
 - 180 gram 2-LP Vinyl
 - Sides 1, 2 and 3 contain album content. Side 4 is etched with artwork inspired by the album cover
 - Includes the extra track "Playing Dumb" recorded during the album sessions

 Digital Content:

 - Instant downloads of American Dream Plan B, U Get Me High, & Red River
 - Download of Single 4 on June 24th
 - Download of Single 5 on July 15th
 - Digital 320 MP3 Album on street date

Pre-Order HERE


from AudioTechnica


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from our friends at VinylCollective

Top 10 Albums – June 9, 2014

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of June 3 – June 9, 2014:

New Release / Pre Order

1. Chevelle – Wonder What’s Next 2XLP
2. Mew – Frengers 2XLP
3. Sum 41 – Chuck LP
4. Finch – Say Hello To Sunshine 2XLP
5. A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy 2XLP
6. Four Year Strong – Rise or Die Trying LP
7. The Mars Volta – Amputechture 2XLP
8. Soundgarden – Superunknown 2XLP
9. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence 2XLP
10.)Jack White – Lazaretto LP

Back Catalog

1. AFI – Black Sails In The Sunset LP
2. Silverchair – Frogstomp 2XLP
3. AFI – Answer That and Stay Fashionable LP
4. HUM – You’d Prefer An Astronaut LP
5. City and Colour – Bring Me Your Love 2XLP
6. Descendents – Everything Sucks LP (Colored)
7. Saosin – Saosin LP
8. The Starting Line – Direction LP
9. Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket LP & 3×7″
10. A Day To Remember – Homesick LP


from BecauseSoundMatters

Top Ten Best Sellers at BecauseSoundMatters

1. Mastodon - Once More ‘Round The Sun (Deluxe 2LP)
2. LP - Forever For Now (Vinyl + Poster Bundle)
3. The Orwells - Disgraceland (Clear Vinyl)
4. Mastodon - Once More ‘Round The Sun
5. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
6. Various Artists - Girls Volume 2
7. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.
8. Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends
9. The Orwells - Righteous One 12-inch Vinyl Single (RSD release)
10.Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist


Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Vinyl

1. Led Zeppelin I (Remastered Original Vinyl)
2. Led Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition Remastered)
3. Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe Edition Remastered)
4. Led Zeppelin II (Remastered Original Vinyl)
5. XSCAPE ~ Michael Jackson
6. Ghostbusters ~ Run D.M.C.
7. Stay Gold ~ First Aid Kit
8. In the Lonely Hour ~ Sam Smith
9. Led Zeppelin III (Remastered Original Vinyl)
10. Beyonce ~ Beyonce

Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Music

1. Lazaretto ~ Jack White (CD)
2. Lazaretto ~ Jack White (vinyl)
3. Led Zeppelin I (Deluxe CD Edition) ~ Led Zeppelin
4. Platinum ~ Miranda Lambert
5. Led Zeppelin II (Deluxe CD Edition) ~ Led Zeppelin
6. Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe CD Edition) ~ Led Zeppelin
7. Ghost Stories ~ Coldplay
8. Frozen 2 Disc Deluxe Edition Soundtrack ~ Demi Lovato
9. Turn Blue ~ The Black Keys
10. Simplicity ~ Tesla


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 6/02 - 6/08, 2014

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
3. The Black Keys - Turn Blue
4. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
5. Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours
6. Fucked Up - Glass Boys
7. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
8. Mew - Frengers
9. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
10. Coldplay - Ghost Stories
11. Beck - Morning Phase
12. Arctic Monkeys - AM
13. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain
14. Spanish Gold - South Of Nowhere
16. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
17. Ray Lamontagne - Supernova
18. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
19. Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin
20. Guided By Voices - Cool Planet
21. Morrissey - Vauxhall & I
22. Soundgarden - Superunknown
23. Swans - To Be Kind
24. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
25. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon