Monday, June 23, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

available from our friends at NewOnVinyl


Recess is the first studio album by American electronic music producer Skrillex.

The album was recorded whilst Skrillex was touring around the world, including countries such as the United States, South Korea, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The album received mixed reviews from critics, though it became his highest charting release to date, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200 and entering the UK Albums Chart at number thirteen.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the 1993 soundtrack to the film of the same name. Composed by Danny Elfman, the soundtrack was nominated for the 1993 Golden Globe for Best Original Score. The album peaked at #98 on the Billboard 200.[2] For the film's 2006 re-release in Disney Digital 3-D, a special edition of the soundtrack was released, a bonus disc which contained covers of five of the film's songs by Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple and She Wants Revenge. Four original demo tracks by Elfman were also included.

PLEASE NOTE: tracklist & Cover are not yet confirmed.

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Soundtrack of The Last of the Mohicans by Morgan Creek. Doubl LP. Release on 2014-07-25

Director Michael Mann initially asked Trevor Jones to provide an electronic score for the film, but late in the game, it was decided an orchestral score would be more appropriate for this historic epic. Jones hurried to re-fashion the score for orchestra in the limited time left, while the constant re-cutting of the film meant music cues sometimes had to be rewritten several times to keep up with the new timings. Finally, with the release date looming, composer Randy Edelman was called-in to score some minor scenes which Jones did not have time to do. Jones and Edelman received co-credit on the film

Composers: Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman
Conductor: Daniel A. Carlin and Randy Edelman

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The soundtrack album, featuring a song selection by KCRW’s own Mathieu Schreyer, perfectly mirrors the road trip. For each town, a sample of food and music: salsa-infused Miami to the sounds of Pete Rodriguez, the unmistakable brass band groove in New Orleans with the Rebirth Brass Band and the Hot 8 Brass Band, the gritty guitar sounds from Austin courtesy of Gary Clark Jr. and, in Los Angeles, a West Coast classic hip-hop tune by Ronnie Hudson & The Street People.

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The soundtrack to Ghostbusters was released on LP in 1984 by Arista Records. The film's theme song, "Ghostbusters," written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr., sparked the catchphrases "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!" and "I ain't afraid of no ghost." The song was a huge hit, staying number one for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and for two weeks on the Black Singles chart, and brought Parker an Academy Awardnomination for Best Original Song. According to Bruce A. Austin (in 1989), the theme "purportedly added $20 million to the box office take of the film".

PLEASE NOTE: album cover is not yet confirmed

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Live Atmosphere - Limited Edition Red Vinyl LP & 7" Single - Curved Air 

'Live Atmosphere' includes potent new versions of many of the band's classic early 1970's repertoire, including the hits ‘It Happened Today’ and ‘Backstreet Luv’.

The live recording also features fan favourites such as ‘Propositions’, ‘Phantasmagoria’ and ‘Stretch’.

The album features original lead singer Sonja Kristina and original drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa.

In a nod to the past, ‘Back Street Luv’ and ‘Everdance’ have been included in 7” format, the way they were originally released as a hit single.

The LP is pressed on clear red vinyl.

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The New America - LP Translucent Orange 

This European Import version is extremely limited to 1000 copies on orange vinyl. Already a collectors item! Outside of Into The Unknown & The BR Box Set, this album has never been released on colored vinyl! This pressing on colored vinyl is so limited, we had to go to Europe to get it!

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Nick Thune's FOLK HERO to be Released on Clear Vinyl

With help from his guitar, comedian Nick Thune regales the audience of Brooklyn’s Bell House with a collection of hilarious stories about his childhood, past romantic relationships, and an experience with a burning building in his second stand-up album.

The initial run of Folk Hero was pressed on clear vinyl and comes with a free download.

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UltraMantis Black Pre-Order Available At Relapse

Behold the debut EP of ULTRAMANTIS BLACK, the hardcore musical vessel of professional wrestling's own UltraMantis Black. Having spent over a decade dominating the independent pro wrestling scene, UltraMantis recruited a cadre of musicians from today's finest punk bands, including members of Pissed Jeans, to form a blistering sociopolitical hardcore band that is equal parts Vegan Reich, Deadguy and LARM. Envision the unapologetic politics and fury of 90's hardcore filtered through the over-the-top theatrics of lucha libre and you have ULTRAMANTIS BLACK!

Pressing Info: 
Release Date 7/8/14
First Press
1000 x Black Standard Gram w/ reverse side etching
300 x Green Standard Gram w/ reverse side etching
200 x Green/Blue Merge Standard Gram w/ reverse side etching *Mailorder Exclusive*
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

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***Mailorder exclusive single sided 12" on blue/green merge vinyl limited to 200 copies.  Includes a free digital download of the entire album***

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from our friends at VinylCollective

Top 10 Albums – June 23, 2014

Here are the Top 10 albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of June 17 – 23, 2014:

Pre Order / New Releases:

1. Sum 41 – Chuck LP
2. The Starting Line – Say It Like You Mean It 2XLP
3. RX Bandits – Gemini, Her Majesty 2×10″
4. Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good 7″
5. Chevelle – Wonder What’s Next 2XLP
6. Finch – Say Hello To Sunshine 2XLP
7. The Mars Volta – Amputechture 2XLP
8. Mew – Frengers 2XLP
9. Chiodos – Devil LP
10. Oasis – Definitely Maybe 2XLP

Back Catalog

1. Hank III – Lovesick, Broke & Driftin’ LP
2. The Mars Volta – De-loused In The Comatorium 2XLP
3. American Football – American Football (Deluxe Edition) 2XLP
4. Far – Water & Solutions LP
5. AFI – Very Proud Of Ya LP
6. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
7. Blink 182 – They Came To Conquer Uranus 7″
8. Balance and Composure – Separation LP
9. My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You 2XLP + DVD
10. Handsome – Handsome LP + 7″


this one is well worth the read and the comments are good reading too (kudos to the author (Amy Benfer) for a well written piece!)

Vinyl is cool again. That doesn't mean record collectors have to get all hipster - As someone working in an underpaid creative field and buying too many records, I'm happy to spend whatever I can afford


great insights!

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