Monday, September 22, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


Mr. Bungle is the eponymous debut studio album album by American band Mr. Bungle, released in 1991. The album contains many genre shifts which are typical of the band, and helped increase the band’s popularity, gaining them a reasonable following and fanbase.

Critics deem the album a ‘dizzying, disconcerting, schizophrenic tour through just about any rock style the group can think of, hopping from genre to genre without any apparent rhyme or reason, and sometimes doing so several times in the same song.’ Mike Patton’s lyrics are even more bizarrely humorous than those he used in Faith No More, and they’re also less self-censored, as titles like “Squeeze Me Macaroni,” “My Ass Is on Fire,” and “The Girls of Porn” indicate. This is a difficult, not very accessible record, and the band wouldn’t have it any other way.

Incredibly, the original vinyl version of Mr. Bungle was pressed on a single LP, which – with an album duration of 75 minutes – had a rather dull dynamic sound as a result. For the Music On Vinyl version, we’ve added another LP side to give the music more space to breathe. To top it off, it boasts a unique etch on the D-side!

Only 2000 on Colored vinyl. Including Insert

Buy at NewOnVinyl


David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev’s Peter And The Wolf (1978) is a classical music album containing David Bowie’s narration of Sergei Prokofiev’s 1936 composition Peter And The Wolf. The music is performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. The album reached number 136 on the US Pop Albums chart.

Side One contains the narration by David Bowie of public domain material originally written by Prokofiev. The second side of this LP features Eugene Ormandy conducting Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ormandy and the aforementioned musicians from Philly also back up Bowie on side one.

Critics lauded the album, saying Bowie ‘found his most charming guise since Hunky Dory.’ He tells the well-known fable with his usual eloquence and style, and gives instructions at the beginning for kids to understand how the music corresponds to characters in the story. The accompaniment from the Philadelphia Orchestra is first rate.

The Music On Vinyl re-release includes detailed liner notes on the project by Mary Campbell, specifically geared to “introduce children to the sounds of the individual instruments in the symphony orchestra.”

Both Prokofiev and Britten wrote their respective pieces with this aim in mind.

Only 1500 on Colored vinyl. Including Insert.

Buy at NewOnVinyl


Doctor Who: Ghost Light Original Score From The Television Series original music by Mark Ayres from critically-acclaimed television series Doctor Who. Ghost Light serves as a companion album to the original CD score released in 2013. Please note: Tracklist is not yet confirmed.

It's being reissued on 180 gram vinyl for the first time.

Buy at NewOnVinyl


Pink Floyd The Endless River Pre-Order Available NOW

The Endless River represents a return to the creative principles that informed the writing process that produced Pink Floyd classics like Echoes, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Animals.

In early 1993, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright set up their equipment in their own Britannia Row Studios in Islington and created more than hundred pieces of music by jamming together, interacting with each other's performances and recording the results.

They then honed the pieces at David's Astoria floating studio, played them live for 2 days at Olympic Studios in Barnes with an extended lineup (Guy Pratt on bass, Jon Carin on keyboards and Gary Wallis on percussion). After that, the core trio returned to Astoria, and worked further on the compositions, alongside co-producer Bob Ezrin, refining the structure, tempos and arrangements. The result, after lyrics and vocals were added, was the 12 million selling 'Division Bell' album.
  • Heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab, Ojai, California.
  • Packaging: Gatefold sleeve, full colour inner bags, download card
  • Full size, 11”x11” 16-page photo/credit booklet including previously unseen photographs from 1993 sessions
  • Creative Director: Aubrey Powell, Hipgnosis / Sleeve design by Stylorouge / Front cover concept by Ahmed Emad Eldin
  • Album produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth, Andy Jackson
Scheduled for release on November 10, 2014

Order The Endless River


from our friends at OmnivoreRecordings

Old 97′s 'Too Far To Care'

When the Old 97’s got together in Dallas, Texas, in 1993, bands like The Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, and Drive-By Truckers were already picking up their guitars and makin’ records. Once enough of these sorts of bands started gracing clubs across the country, the folks who pay attention to musical trends started citing them collectively as an emerging movement. Critics called their music “alt-country” and praised bands like the Old 97’s for their attention to songwriting craft and sweaty rockin’ shows. Since then, the Old 97’s have made their way through nine albums, a few compilations, and numerous legendary live shows, all while maintaining their original line-up.

This year, the Old 97’s are celebrating the 15th Anniversary of their major label debut, Too Far To Care, with an anniversary tour that begins in late August and runs through October. Each show will feature the album performed live, from start to finish, with a second set of more favorites.

 Omnivore Recordings will honor the 15th Anniversary of Too Far To Care with a series of special editions. Produced by Wally Gagel (Folk Implosion, Sebadoh, etc.) and featuring guest artists, Jon Rauhouse and Exene Cervenka, Too Far To Care has become a classic of the alt-country genre. The 2-CD set includes the remastered original album plus four session outtakes on disc one and a second disc of original pre-album demos featuring some never-before-heard Old 97’s songs! Additionally, a 2-LP set of the original album, makes its vinyl debut, with the four session outtakes, which are also on disc one of the CD. The first pressing of 1,500 will be released as a limited edition on translucent aqua-colored vinyl with an open-ended black vinyl pressing to follow.

A second single-LP and digital album, called They Made A Monster: The Too Far To Care Demos, carries all the demos from disc two of the CD. This album will have a first-run, limited-edition pressing of 1,500 on translucent yellow vinyl, with an open-ended black vinyl pressing to follow. The demos album is also available separately as a digital album.

Order at OmnivoreRecordings



Death Waltz Recording Company in association with director Peter Strickland and audio historian Andrew Liles are proud to present the world premiere release of a true classic of Italian cinema: the 1977 giallo THE EQUESTRIAN VORTEX. A tale of a coven of witches presiding under a riding academy, the film has been hailed by both critics and detractors as one of the most disturbing pictures ever made, with much of the credit going to the film’s soundtrack. Supervised by director Giancarlo Santini and created by sound engineer Gilderoy, THE EQUESTRIAN VORTEX is less a score and more a journey into the unconscious, where ghosts swirl with ethereal drones as screams echo into the night. Adding to this is the conspiratorial dialogue from actresses Silvia, Claudia, and Elisa, reading bizarre incantations that unleash the full horror of what lies beneath. We dare you to come out unscathed from the bloodcurdling terror that is THE EQUESTRIAN VORTEX.
  • Blue and Yellow swirl 10"
  • One off pressing
Get it at DeathWaltzRecordingCompany


Pre-Order Wampire Bazaar Ltd. Edition Vinyl

Early Bird Edition limited to 300 on 180-Gram Purple vinyl.

Well would you take a look at that -- Wampire's new album Bazaar was pressed on purple vinyl and looks incredible!

The music in the grooves is even better, offering listeners a variety of unexpected and alluring sonic flavors over the course of its nine tracks -- ranging from raucous riffs ("Bad Attitude") to seductive sax ("Wizard Staff") to charmingly catchy choruses ("The Amazing Heart Attack").

Following the release of their debut album Curiosity in 2013, Wampire went from a duo most accustomed to playing house parties around their hometown of Portland to a five-piece band performing in venues all over the world with groups such as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, and Smith Westerns.

That 12-month span saw Wampire play more shows in more cities, countries, and continents than in all their previous years together combined -- a nearly non-stop barrage of new and memorable experiences that, above all else, forced the band members to become more fully immersed in music than at any other time in their lives.

As a result, when founding members and primary songwriters Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps returned home at the tail end of the year, they immediately dove into the process of working on a new album in order to capitalize on the creative energy that had been steadily amassing during their days, weeks, and months on the road.

Recorded with trusted producer Jacob Portrait (of Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Bazaar is available on CD, tape, and limited to 300 on the beautiful purple wax!

Get it at PolyvinylRecords


Reissue of NO MERCY "Widespread Bloodshed....Love Runs Red" Announced

Celebrate Mike Clark's birthday with this long out of print classic.  Originally released in 1987, on vinyl and cassette, this Suicidal Records Thrash/Speed/ Cyco LP has been out of print around 26 years.
Remastered from the original 1/2 tapes.  Available for first time ever on CD and Picture Disc, as well as vinyl.

Coming October 28th!

Watch the CVR blog for more details!


really cool write up, well worth checking out!

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album cover art of the day:

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