Monday, June 30, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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The score by Brad Fiedel was commercially released as the Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) contained twenty tracks with a run time of 53 minutes. The score spent six weeks on the Billboard 200, reaching a peak of #70.

The Soundtrack of Terminator 2 by Silva Screen. Double LP. Limited edition of only 750 copies World Wide.  Release date 2014-08-17

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Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie is the fourth album by singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, originally released in 1998. After the massive success of Jagged Little Pill (1995), Morissette was considered one of the biggest music stars in the world, and many fans anxiously awaited a follow-up album. A dark and wandering album, the mystery of Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie began on its cover, with an image of Alanis’s mouth while laughing and a text printed over that image that refers to The Eight Precepts of Buddhism.

Reissue LP album On 180 gram vinyl by Music on Vinyl. Double LP. Limited edition on SILVER/TRANSPARANT Vinyl. Only 2000 copies Release Date: 2014-7-21

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The W is the third studio album by the world’s baddest Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Released in 2000, the album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, and instantly topped the R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart after release. Containing the hit “Gravel Pit”, the album was certified Platinum a few months later.

After their 1997 album Wu-Tang Forever and several solo projects, 'The W' has a more rugged, less polished sound than most Wu-Tang related albums from that era. Group mastermind RZA produced The W with roughed up Soul samples and tight, tough beats. Paranoid kung fu samples and bizarre sounds drive the fantastic nightmare. The back-to-basics approach (the group’s massive debut Enter The Wu-Tang comes to mind) works so well because it puts the focus back on some of the best rappers in the game.

The album also features guest appearances from Isaac Hayes, Redman, Nas, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg.

Reissue LP album 180 gram by Music On Vinyl. Double LP on clear vinyl and a wide spine sleeve. Limited edition with only 1500 numbered copies. Release on 2014-7-7

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Grand Declaration of War is the second full-length studio album by Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, released through Necropolis Records, on 16 May 2000.

The album's title and some of the lyrics are taken from the writings of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, particularly Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist. Nietzsche called Twilight of the Idols "a grand declaration of war"

Reissue LP album on vinyl by Back On Black. Deluxe vinyl edition on White w/red speckles. Release on 2014-08-25.

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Apollo 18 is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants. It was released in 1992 through Elektra Records and named after the Apollo missions, the last of which to be completed was Apollo 17. The album was also associated with International Space Year, for which They Might Be Giants were declared the official "musical ambassadors".

The album marked the first conscious effort by John Linnell and John Flansburgh to branch out of their early sound, opting for more traditional rock rhythms and fuller arrangements. The duo adopted a backing band with live drums during the supporting tour. It was their last album recorded as a duo, and the band expanded to include a regular rhythm guitarist, bass player, and saxophone player for their subsequent releases. The album generated three singles, "The Statue Got Me High", "The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)" and "I Palindrome I". Apollo 18 also includes the "Fingertips" suite, a series of twenty-one songs, each under thirty seconds long. This concept was later recycled for the band's sixteenth album, Nanobots, which contains twenty-five songs, nine of which run under one minute each.

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Barclay James Harvest - North

The album (featuring all new material) draws on the fine musical heritage of Barclay James Harvest whilst bringing the BJH legacy up to date with expansive compositions and thoughtful lyrics. The band’s roots in rural north-west England are explored on the album’s title track, along with another extended piece, ‘On Leave’. The album also includes the recent digital single ‘Unreservedly Yours’ and ‘Ancient Waves’, a song performed live in more recent times.

"North” continues the Barclay James Harvest story and is the strongest work to emerge from the band in many years, a true group effort by John Lees, Craig Fletcher, Jez Smith and Kevin Whitehead. The album release is supported by an extended UK tour by the band in November 2013.

The gatefold 180g vinyl edition is strictly limited.

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from our friends at SlyVinyl

Watch_Dogs Original Game Soundtrack by Brian Reitzell // Limited to 750 Blue/Black Splatter and 750 180g Black Vinyl LP

Project Carousel (feat. Volcano Choir, Mark Kozelek, Jason Molina and more // Limited Test Pressings and Colored Vinyl


inspiring story from the great state of delaware:

'Vinyl Lady:' Artist locked in race with paralysis


Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Turntable with pre-installed cartridge a safe bet


For the vinyl curious: A complete $380 hi-fi system for LPs & audio files


The Who Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Plot New Album


The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2014


album cover art of the day:

Straightline (melodic punk) stream new EP “Alteration of the Rules”