Monday, October 6, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

available from our friends at NewOnVinyl


About the film: when Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. In cinemas worldwide Sep/Oct 2014.

The soundtrack for The Maze Runner features a score by John Paesano, an American film composer and conductor. Paesano studied classical music with composition at the Conservatoire de Paris. In 2012 he was honored with an Annie Award for Best Score for the award winning television series Dreamworks Dragons: Riders Of Berk, which is based off of the Academy Awarding winning film How To Train Your Dragon.

The 1 LP package is presented in a gatefold sleeve, housed in a sturdy PVC collector's bag.

On Green & Black Colored Vinyl.  Only 1000 copies in this color.

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Proud Like A God is the debut album of German Alternative Rock band Guano Apes. The album was released in 1997 and it includes the hit singles “Open Your Eyes”, “Rain” and “Lords Of The Boards”.

The album was certified Platinum in Germany and Switzerland. Sandra Nasić’s vocal range and calling the album a “well-blended mix of sweet Pop and bruising Rock, with a little bit of electronica- informed loops and ambience thrown in for good measure.

The album made them a popular European concert draw with its punk- and alternative-flavored Hard Rock, establishing them enough for RCA to issue the album in the U.S. in 1999.

The first pressing of this Nineties Euro alternative classic will come in transparent green/black vinyl, with every copy numbered.

Green & Black Mixed Colored Vinyl. Only 1000 copies in this color.

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A Long Time Comin' is the first album by American Rock band The Electric Flag, released in 1968. The meat of the album is Soul along with Blues and Rock with a horn section. It is widely seen as an ambitious debut album by music critics.

Ex- Paul Butterfield Band guitarist Mike Bloomfield, drummer Buddy Miles and others put this Soul-Rock band together in 1967. Their debut is a testament to their ability to catch fire and keep on burnin'. Electric Flag appeared at the Monterey International Pop Festival with the Blues Project, Paul Butterfield, and Janis Joplin, and all these groups had some musical connection to each other beyond that pivotal festival.

A Long Time Comin' was called the "New Soul" and tunes like "She Should Have Just" and "Over-Lovin' You" lean more towards the Soul side than the Pop so many radio listeners were attuned to back then. A song like "Groovin' Is Easy" is a classy production, containing intellectual ideas with lots of musical changes, a subdued version of what Janis Joplin herself would give us on I Got Dem Ole Kozmic Blues Again, Mama [MOVLP465] two years later.

A Long Time Comin' influenced bands who would go on to sell more records. The material is pretty much composed by Mike Bloomfield and Barry Goldberg, spiced up by a cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" and spoken-word news broadcasts.

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MONDO Brings Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the Best Soundtrack of the Year to Vinyl in a Stunning Collectible Package

MONDO, under license from Marvel Music and Hollywood Records, unleashes the cooler than cool 1970s soundtrack on vinyl from the blockbuster hit space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy." Pre-order for this deluxe vinyl package begins today and will be available for sale on

The cover artwork from artist Tyler Stout is an appropriately epic collage of misfits featuring the instantly iconic heroes and villains of the summer's most beloved film. Tyler Stout continues his stellar work for Marvel films that began with Marvel’s Iron Man and has continued throughout the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Available for pre-order beginning today, Mondo is pleased to present a deluxe vinyl release of the Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 1 soundtrack featuring original artwork by Tyler Stout. What makes this release deluxe, beyond Tyler's amazing artwork, is that every copy comes pressed on 180 Gram Purple Infinity Stone colored vinyl, and this is Mondo's very first screen-printed album packaging.

Printed by D&L Screenprinting, each jacket will have the look and feel of a Tyler Stout screen-printed poster. Also, as an additional bonus, each record comes with one of nine randomly inserted screen-printed handbills featuring various characters from the film.

Because of the hand-done nature of this project, both in the vinyl and packaging, we do not expect these to begin shipping until Early 2015. Please note that this is a pre-order before purchasing.

1. Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede 
2. Go All the Way - Raspberries 
3. Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum 
4. Moonage Daydream - David Bowie 
5. Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop 
6. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 
7. I'm Not in Love - 10cc 
8. Come and Get Your Love - Redbone 
9. Cherry Bomb - The Runaways 
10. Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes 
11. O-O-H Child - The Five Stairsteps 
12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

All screen-printing by D&L Screen-Printing of Seattle, WA. All artwork by Tyler Stout.

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from our friends at ThrillJockey

Then It All Came Down by Wrekmeister Harmonies 

Then It All Came Down features J.R. Robinson joined by members of Indian, Corrections House, Twilight, Yakuza, Anatomy of Habit, Come, Mind Over Mirrors, Bloodiest, as well as Wrest (Leviathan) and Ryley Walker.

The CD edition also includes 2013’s You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me (on CD for the first time), bringing the total running time to over 73 minutes. CD is packaged in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve.  First 666 copies pressed on limited green vinyl. LP packaged with artworked inner sleeve and free download card.

This is a pre-order for October 21st street date. Any orders containing Then It All Came Down will ship by the street date.

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from our friends at LightInTheAttic

Roland Barker - Shredder Orpheus (Original 1989 Soundtrack) 

Orpheus’ journey to the underworld is reworked as a post-apocalyptic skate rock-opera in this 1989 cult classic. The mortal world faces imminent destruction when Hades unleashes an evil television signal that sublimates and kills its viewers. These hypnotic broadcasts from the EUTHANASIA BROADCAST NETWORK are seducing the masses – except skateboard-guitarist Orpheus and his band of “SHREDDERS” who can see through this nefarious scheme. To save the world and his kidnapped wife Orpheus must penetrate the world of the dead and free the television airwaves. Armed with a futuristic guitar and a skateboard from hell, Orpheus storms onto the EBN stage to liberate the airwaves and rescue his wife.

Shredder Orpheus features many Seattle performance luminaries including Seattle poet/performance artist Steven Jesse Bernstein (Sub Pop), and Robert McGinley in the title role. The 17 music cues weave together a blend of Barker’s hypnotic synthesizer compositions with blistering skate rock tunes featuring virtuosic guitar work by Dennis Rea and precision percussion and bass by Rieflin and Amy Denio.

•Unreleased soundtrack – vinyl includes full length DVD of the original movie.
•Music by Roland Barker (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Blackouts) and Bill Rieflin (Ministry, King Crimson, Blackouts).
•Remastered from the original 24-track recordings.

Ships  11/10/14

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neat article from the uk:

How to show off your record collection -  If you’ve spent many years – and a lot of money – on your record collection, try Julian Mash’s tips to store it in a stylish way


more from the uk:

My passion: Happy memories are what make Derby collector's vast vinyl collection so precious to him


from the great state of texas:

Meet the Dallas man who owns a half-million records


North of America Treat 'Elements of an Incomplete Map' to Vinyl Reissue




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Soul Jazz celebrates the art of classic disco sleeves in 12″x12″ book


The Tragically Hip Treat 'Fully Completely' to Vinyl Deluxe Reissue


album cover art of the day:

Debut Album "The Enemy Within" Detailed By Mindwars