Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

With A Little Help From My Fwends by The Flaming Lips and Fwends

The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley Cyrus, Moby,My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis,Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara,Grace Potter,Electric W├╝rms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others.

All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (feat. My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost and J Mascis)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends (feat. The Flaming Lips, Black Pus and The Autumn Defense)
3. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds (feat. Miley Cyrus, Moby and The Flaming Lips)
4. Getting Better (feat. Dr. Dog and Chuck Inglish)
5. Fixing A Hole (feat. Electric Wurms)
6. She's Leaving Home (feat. Phantogram and Juliana Barwick)
7. Being For the Benefit of Mr Kite! (feat. The Flaming Lips, Maynard James Keenan and Sunbears)
8. Within You Without You (feat. Birdflower and Morgan Delt)
9. When I'm Sixty-Four (feat. The Flaming Lips and more)
10. Lovely Rita (feat. Tegan & Sara, Stardeath and White Dwarves)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (feat. Zorch, Grace Potter and more)
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - reprise (Feat. Foxygen and MGMT)
13. A Day In the Life (feat. The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus)

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Friday the 13th (1980 Original Score) by Harry Manfredini

Waxwork Records proudly presents the original motion picture score to the 1980 horror slasher film FRIDAY THE 13TH starring Kevin Bacon and Betsey Palmer, and directed by Sean Cunningham.

Working closely with the film’s composer, Harry Manfredini, Waxwork Records brings the remastered score to vinyl for the first time ever. The original master tapes were discovered in the Paramount Pictures vaults by Manfredini, and have been faithfully restored to create the ultimate LP release of one of the most iconic scores in the history of horror cinema.
  • Pressed On 180 Gram Crystal Lake Vinyl: Deep Murky Green
  • Housed In A Heavyweight Tip-on-old-style Gatefold Jacket Featuring Full Artwork By Jay Shaw
  • Includes A Printed 12”x12” Insert With Artwork By Jacqui Oakley.
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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Third Eye Blind (Pre-Order)
2. Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale)
3. Led Zeppelin IV (On Sale)
4. Houses Of The Holy (On Sale) (Awaiting Repress)
5. Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale) (Pre-Order)
6. Houses Of The Holy (Super Deluxe Edition Box) (On Sale) (Pre-Order)
7. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
8. Led Zeppelin IV (Super Deluxe Edition Box) (On Sale)


Polyvinyl Announces 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2

We're extremely excited to announce Vol. 2 of our 4-Track Singles Series!

Like the sold out 2014 series, the 2015 series centers around a traveling Tascam 4-track cassette recorder that was passed along from one musician to the next.

Among the artists to record on the device are of Montreal, David Bazan, Deerhoof, and Crooked Fingers, as well as Blikk Fang, a long-rumored collaboration between Kevin Barnes (of Montreal) and Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT). The full list of participating artists can be viewed below.

Each month, subscribers will receive a limited edition, two-song 7”, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a jacket featuring unique artwork by GRAMMY-nominated artist Jesse LeDoux. Only 1000 subscriptions are being made available.

4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2 Artists:

Blikk Fang (MGMT, of Montreal)
Crooked Fingers
David Bazan
The Dodos
Ducktails (Real Estate)
Jacco Gardner
Jonathan Rado (Foxygen)
Kishi Bashi
of Montreal
Saint Pepsi

Subscribe HERE


Joyful Noise Announces Deerhoof "La Isla Bonita" Flexi Book!

We're pleased to announce the new "Flexi Book" edition of Deerhoof's upcoming album La Isla Bonita. This spiral-bound book contains each song from the new album on transparent, single-sided square 7" Flexi Discs (aka flexible vinyl) plus a flexi-only bonus song. How does one play such a crazy format on a standard stereo, you ask? Well, we have designed it so that the whole derned book fits on your turntable!!

The Flexi Book is limited to a one-time pressing of 500 hand-numbered copies, and is now available at JoyfulNoiseRecordings


DEEP FANTASY by White Lung Available On Vinyl

Resilient and hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit, White Lung released their third album Deep Fantasy via Domino on June 16th/17th. The band is every bit as confrontational as before, but they’ve managed to open their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face.  In a very good way.

After a year plus of near constant touring behind Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William.  Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s The Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.

Order at DominoRecords


Dream Theater's 'Falling Into Infinity' and 'Awake' Pre-Order Via Enjoy The Ride Records

Enjoy The Ride Records in association with Brookvale Records proudly present 'Falling Into Infinity' and 'Awake' on vinyl for the first time in North America.

Web EXCLUSIVE color variant is limited to 1000 total with 500 being sold here and the other 500 via BR webstore.

Falling into Infinity web exclusive LP's are both pressed on Ocean Blue Swirl (To resemble the ocean waves) with white Splatter Vinyl.  Both "Awake" and "Falling Into Infinity" will be in hand on November 11, 2014 but we plan to begin shipping both titles 1 week before this street date.

Pre-Order Falling Into Infinity

Pre-Order Awake


R.E.M.'s I.R.S. Records Singles Gathered for New Vinyl Seven-Inch Collection, 7 IN - 83-88

7IN – 83-88 is a new boxed collection of eleven vinyl seven-inch singles to be released worldwide December 9 by Capitol/I.R.S. The singles feature replicated original picture sleeve art and labels, including two U.K. releases making their U.S. vinyl seven-inch debuts: “Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (live) and the double-pack single for “Wendell Gee” with “Crazy,” “Ages of You,” and “Burning Down.”

R.E.M.'s early storytelling was both epic and familiar, with themes of loss and alienation expressed in several songs, including "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)," "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville," and in their 1987 Top 10, "The One I Love." This new, transformative music emitted from the sleepy/sharp college town of Athens, Georgia, where R.E.M. and other bands forged a scene, which spawned a movement and ultimately led to a cultural sea change in music.

1987's "Its The End Of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was a tongue-twisting pop culture rally cry, beckoning to the tuned-out masses, listless casualties of 1980s economics, politics, and general 'Me Generation' malaise.

R.E.M. '7IN - 83-88'
 "Radio Free Europe" / "There She Goes Again"
 "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" / "King of the Road"
 "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" / "Catapult" (Live)
 "Can't Get There From Here" / "Bandwagon"
 "Driver 8" / "Crazy"
 "Wendell G" / "Crazy" + "Ages of You" / "Burning Down" [U.K. double-pack, previously unreleased on vinyl in U.S.]
 "Fall On Me" / "Rotary Ten"
 "Superman" / "White Tornado"
 "The One I Love" / "Maps and Legends" (Live)
 "Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" / "Last Date"
 "Finest Worksong" / "Time After Time" (Live) [U.K. single, previously unreleased on vinyl in U.S.]

Pre-Order HERE


Pre-Order 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone' by Yusuf/Cat Stevens on Vinyl

Tell 'Em I'm Gone is the first new Yusuf album to be released since 2009's acclaimed Roadsinger. Recorded all over the world, including Los Angeles, Dubai, Brussels, and London, the album features 10 brand-new studio recordings, including five originals and five carefully-chosen cover songs. Tell 'Em I'm Gone features musical contributions from Richard Thompson, blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite, singer-songwriter Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Tuareg group Tinariwen, and guitarist Matt Sweeney. The album was produced by Yusuf, with Rick Rubin also producing select tracks.

Each track on Tell 'Em I'm Gone revives the age-old themes of freedom and peace that have prevailed through more than four decades of Yusuf's musical career. On this album, Yusuf returns to the roots of his teenage musical inspiration: American blues and R&B, using these genres to explore humanity's climb to freedom with songs that recall the spirit of his earliest days as a nascent singer-songwriter in London.

Stunning originals like "I Was Raised In Babylon" and "Cat And The Dog Trap" plus covers of American standards ("Big Boss Man," "You Are My Sunshine") and a moving version of Edgar Winter's "Dying To Live" find Yusuf as strong of voice and as engaging a performer as ever before.

Pre-Order HERE


Phillip Glass Candyman Original 1992 Motion Picture Soundtrack Available On Vinyl

One Way Static Records is really proud to be bring you their latest release where we had the chance to work with two icons in their own respective fields! Today we present to you the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Clive Barker’s 1992 ‘CANDYMAN’ composed & performed by PHILIP GLASS.

Clive Barker who wrote the story for Candyman is a multi talented artist, painter, director & producer. The extent of his work is endless. Spawning Nightbreed, Hellraiser, Lord Of Illusions and the Books Of Blood just to name a few.

Philip Glass also needs no introduction. Considered one of the most influential composers of the last century his works are featured in a multitude of movies like Koyaanisqatsi, Hamburger Hill, The Truman Show, etc. Mr. Glass was nominated for and won several Golden Globes, Bafta & Academy Awards.

For the first time on vinyl and available on the following versions:

LIMITED COLOR VINYL : packaged in a deluxe gatefold old school tip-on jacket with printed insert. Comes on BEE STRIPED VINYL and SILVER MIRROR VINYL. These variants are inserted randomly and are limited to #500 copies each worldwide. They come sequentially foil numbered (2 series of /500).

CLIVE BARKER EXCLUSIVE : limited to 100 copies yellow vinyl only available on

BLACK VINYL : limited to 1400 copies worldwide. Packaged in a deluxe Tip-On Gatefold jacket. Comes with a printed insert and obi strip.

Order at LightInTheAttic


got an extra five grand laying around?

The Rolling Stones To Sell $5,000 Coffee-Table Book

Ladies and gentlemen...The Rolling Stones!

The definitive, authorized illustrated history of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band

The kind of fame and success The Rolling Stones have achieved in their 50-years and counting career is without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics are indelibly engraved in our collective memory. With their bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and mesmerizing off and onstage presence, the Stones redefined the music of the 1960s and 1970s and paved the way for rock as we know it today. They also set the standard for how a rock band should look and behave. Produced in close collaboration with the band, this book charts the Stones’ remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle in over 500 pages of photographs and illustrations, many previously unseen, and gathered from archives all over the world. Unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones’ own archives in New York and London adds an equally extraordinary, more private side to their story. For Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie this is their official photographic record.

  • Over 500 pages of incredible images from some of the world’s greatest photographers, including David Bailey, Peter Beard, Cecil Beaton, Bob Bonis, Anton Corbijn, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz, Helmut Newton, Bent Rej, and Norman Parkinson
  • A foreword written by President Bill Clinton
  • Three new essays from award-winning writers David Dalton, Waldemar Januszczak, and Luc Sante
  • Appendix including Stones in the media, a Stones timeline, a discography, and photographers’ biographies
  • Limited Collector's Edition of 1,150 copies. All copies numbered and signed by Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie!
You can buy it HERE


now if you thought the Stones' book was over the top....

Five Partridge Family Records Listed on Ebay… For $1,000,000


interesting interview from across the pond:



more from across the pond:

Spinning Around: The Comeback of Vinyl Records


even more from the uk:

Why vinyl records have become so popular in Norfolk


from the great state of california:

Soulific Records Brings Rare Funk, Jazz and Latin Vinyl to Long Beach


Bloodbath Re-Issuing Three Albums On Vinyl


M. Ward's 'Transistor Radio' Gets Expanded Reissue


and now, from the "i've thought i've heard of everything category...."(i checked, it's sold out)

Velocity of Sound release “the world’s first piss soaked vinyl”


Amazon Best Sellers in CDs & Vinyl

1. 1989 ~ Taylor Swift
2. Partners ~ Barbra Streisand
3. My Dream Duets ~ Barry Manilow
4. Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe CD Edition)
5. Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe CD Edition)
6. Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe) ~ Tony Bennett
7. Nostalgia (Deluxe Amazon Exclusive) ~ Annie Lennox
8. Melody Road ~ Neil Diamond
9. The Endless River (Deluxe CD\ Blu-ray) ~ Pink Floyd
10. NOW 52: That's What I Call Music ~ Now Music