Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Magical Mystery Tour (Collector's Box) by The Beatles

Deluxe Box Set With, DVD, Blu-Ray, Book and Double 7" 45RPM Vinyl.

The Beatles Classic 1967 feature film has been restored for worldwide release.

This limited edition deluxe version comes in a 10" x 10" box, which contains the DVD & Blu-Ray, as well as a 60 page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the production and also a faithful reproduction of the mono double 7" vinyl EP of the films six new Beatles songs, originally issued in the UK to complement the films 1967 release.

  • Director's Commentary by Paul McCartney
  • The Making of Magical Mystery Tour (19m 05s) - Features interviews with Paul and Ringo, along with other cast members and crew. Includes unseen footage.
  • Ringo the actor (2m 30s) - Ringo reflecting on his role in the film.
  • Meet The Supporting Cast (11m 27s) - A feature on the background and careers of Nat Jackley, Jessie Robins, Ivor Cutler, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Victor Spinetti, George Claydon, and Derek Royle.
  • Your Mother Should Know(2m 35s) Blue Jay Way(3m 53s) The Fool On The Hill (3m 05s) - Three new edits of these performances all featuring footage not seen in the original film.
Blu-Ray features the original film restored.  DVD features the original film restored.

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Revolver (Mono) by The Beatles

The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. The Beatles’ nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork. Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album will be available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.
  • Ranked 3/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!
  • The Beatles’ Original Mono Studio Album Remastered At Abbey Road Directly From The Analogue Masters For Vinyl Release By Sean Magee and Steve Berkowitz
  • Lacquers Cut Using Neumann VMS-80 Lathe
  • Manufactured For The World At Optimal Media In Germany, The Beatles’ Albums Are Presented In Their Original Glory, Both Sonically And In Their Packaging.
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Love Me Do (Pink Heart Shaped) by The Beatles

A strictly limited edition run of 2000 pink heart shaped vinyl. Enclosed in a deluxe PVC with its own numbered certificate. An absolute must for all collectors / fans.

1. Love Me Do
2. P.S. I Love You

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. The Beatles Mono Box Set (On Sale)
2. Beatles - Rubber Soul (Mono)
3. Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Mono)
4. Beatles - Revolver (Mono)
5. Beatles - The White Album (Mono)
6. Robert Plant - lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar
7. Various Artists - Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack (On Sale) (Pre-Order)
8. Beatles For Sale (Mono)






September 9, 2014 – New York, NY - NOTHING HAS CHANGED released by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on November 18th collects together for the first time the definitive collection of Bowie’s music from 1964 to 2014.

Fifty years on from his first recordings, David Bowie continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, icon and a nonpareil to generations of writers, artists and fashionistas. He remains to be a unique presence in contemporary culture.

NOTHING HAS CHANGED (named after a lyric from the ‘Heathen’ album opener ‘Sunday’) compiles tracks from every period of Bowie’s career from his earliest incarnations with ‘Liza Jane’ and ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’ right up to James Murphy’s ‘Hello Steve Reich Mix’ of ‘Love Is Lost’ from last year.

The album features Bowie’s first new music since he stunned the world with the critically lauded ‘THE NEXT DAY’. The new single ‘SUE (or IN A SEASON OF CRIME)’ was especially recorded for NOTHING HAS CHANGED with long time collaborator Tony Visconti and will be released as a digital download the same day as the album and as a Record Store Day exclusive 10” single on November 28th.

Alongside the brand new track NOTHING HAS CHANGED features the previously unreleased ‘Let Me Sleep Beside You’ from the ‘TOY’ sessions, the download only ‘Your Turn To Drive’ making its debut on CD and the stunning 2001 re-recording of the 1971 outtake ‘Shadow Man’.

On September 23,David Bowie is, a film of the exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, is scheduled for exclusive screenings in 100 movie theatres across the U.S. Distributed by Omniverse Vision, the documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Hamish Hamilton, the BAFTA-winning Director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The screenings are in coordination with David Bowie Is, an exhibition opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in Chicago (September 23, 2014-January 4, 2015). David Bowie Is presents the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. More than 400 objects, most from the David Bowie Archive—including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades—are brought together for the first time.


Side 1:
Let's Dance (single version) (4.08)
Ashes To Ashes (single version) (3.35)
‘Heroes’’ (single version) (3.35)
Changes (3.33)
Life On Mars? (3.49)

Side 2:
Space Oddity (5.12)
Starman (original single mix) (4.10)
Ziggy Stardust (3.12)
The Jean Genie (original single mix) (4.05)
Rebel Rebel (4.28)

Side 3:
Golden Years (single version) (3.27)
Fame (4.14)
Sound And Vision (3.03)
Under Pressure (3.56)  Queen & David Bowie
Sue (or In A Season Of Crime) (7.40)

Side 4:
Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix) - with The Pet Shop Boys (4.23)
China Girl (single version) (4.15)
Modern Love (single version) (3.56)
Absolute Beginners (single version) (5.35)
Where Are We Now? (4.09)


Robert Plant's New Album 'lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar' Available On Vinyl From Nonesuch

Robert Plant’s new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, will be released September 9 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Plant, the album is his label debut and features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters—Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam “Skin” Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.

lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar is Plant’s first record since 2010’s Band of Joy, which followed 2007’s six-time Grammy Award–winning collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand. Justin Adams and John Baggott of The Sensational Space Shifters appeared on Plant’s 2002 release Dreamland, while all but Camara and Smith appeared on 2005’s Mighty Rearranger. The new-album line-up recently toured the world before recording lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Real World Studios in Bath, UK. The track “Rainbow” was recorded in Contino Rooms in London. Tchad Blake mixed all but three tracks on the album.

“It’s really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep,” Plant says. “The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music…I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what’s happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships,” Plant explains, “... and now I’m able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidoscope of sound, colour, and friendship.”

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Soundtrack - Forrest Gump (3XLP) (Pre-Order)

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the motion picture Forrest Gump, we're proud to announce the first ever North American vinyl pressing of the soundtrack. All 32-tracks have been placed across three vinyl LPs to ensure maximum audio-fidelity, in addition to vinyl mastering and lacquers by Kevin Gray, and platting at RTI. The album will be available on 180 Gram "All American" Red, White and Blue vinyl LPs, pressed at United Records in the USA. First pressings will be hand numbered and limited.

The 32-song soundtrack from the film was originally released on July 6, 1994. The soundtrack includes songs from Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Three Dog Night, The Byrds, The Doors, The Mamas & the Papas, The Doobie Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Seger, and Buffalo Springfield, among others. Music producer Joel Sill reflected on compiling the soundtrack: ''We wanted to have very recognizable material that would pinpoint time periods, yet we didn't want to interfere with what was happening cinematically.'' The two-disc album has a variety of music from the 1950s–1980s performed by American artists. According to Sill, this was due to Zemeckis' request, ''All the material in there is American. Bob (Zemeckis) felt strongly about it. He felt that Forrest wouldn't buy anything but American.''

Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack is one of the most successful movie soundtrack albums of all time. The album - like the film - instantly captured the heart of America, going into the top 10 of Billboard's Pop Album chart and shipping over 1 million units in its first few weeks of release. This timeless double album of American Classics has since been certified DIAMOND - selling over 6 million copies.

''The movie Forrest Gump is about time. A simple man's journey through complicated times. The coming-of-age of a generation and a country. And at the heart of the story is the music. Music that lives with us, always there to remind us of the people, the places, and the events of our time.'' - Robert Zemeckis & Eric Roth

Vinyl Details:

Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray then plated at RTI
First pressing is on an 'All American' limited Edition and Hand Numbered 3 180 Gram colored vinyl LPs - Red, White and Blue.
Vinyl made in America at United Records Pressing Plant
Triple Panel Gatefold jacket. Matte paper finish with Spot UV.
Three  matte 11 x 11 full color inserts

Vinyl Color: 180 Gram Red A/B Disc, White C/D Disc & Blue E/F Disc

A1 Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
A2 Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
A3 Clarence "Frogman" Henry - (I Don't Know Why) But I Do
A4 The Rooftop Singers - The Walk Right In
A5 Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1000 Dances
A6 Joan Baez - Blowin' In The Wind
A7 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son

B1 The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
B2 Aretha Franklin - Respect
B3 Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
B4 The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
B5 The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'
B6 Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth

C1 Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now Is Love
C2 The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side)
C3 Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
C4 Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
C5 The Youngbloods - Let's Get Together
C6 Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)

D1 The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
D2 The Fifth Dimension - Medley: Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
D3 Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
D4 Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
D5 The Supremes - Stoned Love

E1 B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
E2 Randy Newman - Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
E3 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
E4 The Doobie Brothers - The It Keeps You Runnin'
E5 Gladys Knight & The Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination

F1 Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
F2 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind
F3 Alan Silvestri - Forrest Gump Suite

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from our friends at Relaspe

Death - Symbolic (Pre-Order)

Like its predecessors, the album is progressive and technically advanced. It also has higher production values than previous albums, with considerably less static on its overall sound. It is notable that the average song length on this album is around five minutes, while it was around four minutes on Human and Individual Thought Patterns, perhaps due to slowed down song tempos closer to that of traditional death metal. It was also the first album to feature Kelly Conlon on bass. Chuck Schuldiner’s growl also became noticeably higher on this release, which continued with their next (and last) studio album The Sound of Perseverance and culminated with their cover of Judas Priest’s “Painkiller”.

***Limited to 1500 copies on 180 gram white vinyl***  Release Date 10/14/14

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The Monkees - THE MONKEES IN MONO (180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl/Limited Edition/5 LP Box Set)

In September 1966, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork debuted as The Monkees on NBC’s new Fall season lineup of shows. Overnight success would happen in the form of a smash TV show, a #1 debut album The Monkees and a #1 hit single Last Train To Clarksville. The Monkees were now the face of young people everywhere and they were here to stay.

Friday Music is no stranger to the amazing recording career of The Monkees. As a tribute to the band, the music and the memories, we are very honored to announce the colossal audiophile vinyl box set The Monkees In Mono. Mastered for the first time for audiophile vinyl from the original Colgems Records monophonic tapes by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees), this super limited edition deluxe box set features their first five mono albums: The Monkees, More Of The Monkees, Headquarters, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., and The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees, all in their restored individual stunning LP covers, housed in a beautiful full color sturdy box.

All your favorite hits are included like Last Train To Clarksville, I’m A Believer, Daydream Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Valleri, I Wanna Be Free, (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone, Randy Scouse Git and 53 more, 61 tracks total.

The Monkees & More of The Monkees were two of the most successful albums ever released in classic rock history. The mono mixes are terrific here as you will hear nuances and slightly different mixes than their stereo counterparts.

Headquarters will always be one of those “must haves in mono” and now you have it…. This album started the Summer Of Love in 1967 and was the last album before Sgt Pepper by the Beatles to be on the top of the charts, later The Monkees replaced the Beatles again in the top spot with Pieces, Aquarius…. Both Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. & The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees are two of the rarest mono albums from the band, as stereo was the format of choice by 1968 and mono albums were soon discontinued. We have now gone back to the Colgems mono tapes and have put these back in circulation on vinyl for the first time in 46 years!

A great way to celebrate the holidays this year for your favorite Monkees fans, The Monkees In Mono is in strictly limited edition and will become one of the most important overviews of this band ever released.

Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music!  This title will be released on October 7, 2014.

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from our friends at Sundazed

Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash Live At Town Hall Party 1958!

FIRST TIME ON VINYL—The birth of country cool! The Johnny Cash you hear on these two remarkable live per formances is not the venerable legend of today. This was the young, feral Cash, full of piss, vinegar and sly orneriness. Even to those who know every note, joke and guitar lick on Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison or San Quentin, hearing Cash in his prime, aided and abetted by the Tennessee Two, guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant, is a revelation. These historic documents, sourced directly from the 1958 and 1959 kinescope reels, capture Cash in his most revolutionary days, laying the bedrock of all that was to come and—despite age and infirmities—continues today.


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Eddie Cochran - Eddie Cochran Live At Town Hall Party 1959

Following in the footsteps of our ultra-cool Johnny Cash Town Hall Party LPs, we're back with three more live-in-the-studio sessions from '58-'59, featuring Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Merle Travis.

Taken from Tex Ritter's legendary Town Hall Party television series, our LPs capture rockabilly legends Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and guitar-picking icon Merle Travis at the absolute top of their games, each playing incredible live material—and never before released on vinyl. If you missed the TV coverage more than 45 years ago, here's your chance to breathe in the sweet magic of these historic sessions.


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nice story from the great state of ohio:

Journey Back to Vinyl Lps For Music Listening


this from the uk:

Getting back intothe vinyl groove


A Uniquely Nashville Pizza Promotion - How About A Record with Your Pizza?


if you are in the area:

10 Places to Buy Vinyl Records in New Orleans


Amazon Best Sellers in CDs & Vinyl 

1. lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar ~ Robert Plant
2. Melody Road (CD + LiveNation Early Ticket Promo) ~ Neil Diamond
3. Partners ~ Barbra Streisand
4. Ryan Adams ~ Ryan Adams
5. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol 1 ~ Soundtrack
6. Anomaly ~ Lecrae
7. Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze ~ Eric Clapton
8. V (Deluxe Explicit) ~ Maroon 5
9. Wallflower (Amazon Deluxe Exclusive) ~ Diana Krall
10. El Pintor ~ Interpol


album cover art of the day:

MONSTER MAGNET To Release 'Milking The Stars: A Reimagining Of Last Patrol' In November