Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Music Releases - September 16, 2014

50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (reissue) (2xLP)
Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll - Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll (10")
Aidan Baker - Triptychs: Variations on a Melody
Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You (reissue)
Allah-Las - Worship the Sun (colored vinyl)
American Hi-Fi - Blood & Lemonade (pre-order) (vinyl)
Andrew Bird - Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of...
Anjou - Anjou (vinyl)
Anthrax - Chile On Hell (DVD)
Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortes - City of God OST (vinyl)
AntropomorphiA - Rites Of Perversion
Apocalyptica - Cult (reissue)
Apocalyptica - Reflections (reissue)
Arkells - High Noon
Ballet School - The Dew Lasts an Hour
Barbra Streisand - Partners
Baths - Ocean Death (12")
Beach Boys - 20/20 (reissue) (vinyl)
Beach Boys - Friends (reissue) (vinyl)
Beach Boys - Love You (reissue) (vinyl)
Beach Boys - The Beach Boys In Concert (reissue) (vinyl)
Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker (vinyl)
Big Mess - You Are My Sunshine (colored vinyl)
Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
Black Rain - Dark Pool (vinyl)
Bleached - For the Feel (7")
Bloodbath - Bloodbath Over Bloodstock
Bloodtruth - Obedience
Bolt Thrower - Who Dares Wins (reissue) (vinyl)
Bostich and Fussible - Motel Baja (vinyl)
BRONCHO - Just Enough Hip to Be Woman
Brotherhood - Till Death...(vinyl)
Buddy Tate / Buddy Tate Quartet - The Texas Tenor (reissue)
Cancers - Fatten The Leeches (vinyl)
Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain
Cathedral - The Carnival Bizarre (reissue)
Cecil Taylor - Live at the Café Montmartre (reissue) (vinyl)
Charlie Haden / Keith Jarrett - Last Dance (vinyl)
Chris Brown - X
Cliff Martinez - The Knick OST
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas (vinyl)
Colossus - Badlands
Dark Horses - Hail Lucid State
David Lynch & Alan R. Splet - Eraserhead: Orignal Soundtrack Recording
Deacon Blue - New House
Death Penatly - Death Penatly (vinyl)
Dr. John - High Priest of Psychedelic Voodoo
Dream Boat - The Rose Explodes (vinyl)
Edwin Starr - Involved (expanded edition) (reissue)
Edwin Starr - Soul Master (expanded edition) (reissue)
Ellen Allien - Freak (12")
Engineers - Always Returning
English Dogs - The Thing With Two Heads
Flamin' Groovies - Jumpin' in the Night (reissue)
Flowers - Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do (vinyl)
Flyleaf - Between the Stars
Franz Ferdinand - Late Night Tales: Franz Ferdinand
Free Throw - Those Days Are Gone (vinyl)
Frightwig - War on Women (7")
Gazelle Twin - Unflesh (vinyl)
Generationals - Alix (vinyl)
George Shearing - It's Easy to Remember (reissue)
George Strait - Cowboy Rides Away: Live From At&T Stadium
Glass Ghost - LYFE (vinyl)
Grateful Dead - Live At the Cow Palace-New Years Eve 1976 (5xLP)
GRMLN - Soon Away (colored vinyl)
Gust - Gust (vinyl)
Hamish Kilgour - All Of It And Nothing
Harlan T. Bobo - Too Much Love (reissue)
Hate Eternal - Conquering the Throne
Hostage Calm - Die On Stage (vinyl)
Ides of Gemini - Old World New Wave
Iron Reagan - The Tyranny of Will (vinyl)
Isabel Rose - Trouble In Paradise
James - Le Petite Mort (2xLP)
Jason Feathers - De Oro
Jason Moran - All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller
Jesse Winchester - A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble
Jimi Hendrix - Cry of Love (reissue) (vinyl)
Jimi Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge (reissue) (vinyl)
John Mellencamp - Plain Spoken
Johnnyswim - Diamonds (vinyl)
Kenny Drew - Undercurrent (reissue) (vinyl)
Kilo Kish - Across (vinyl)
kim ki o - Bir, Iki…(vinyl)
Kinks - Best of the Kinks 1964-1971
Le Butcherettes - Cry Is for the Flies
Lee Gamble - Kuang EP (12")
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (reissue)
Lia Ices - Ices (vinyl)
Linkin Park - The Hunting Party (vinyl)
Lowell - We Loved Her Dearly (vinyl)
Malpractice - Turning Tides
Marble Sky - Marble Sky (2xLP)
Marco Benevento - Swift (vinyl)
Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood - Juice (2xLP)
Melted Toys - Melted Toys (vinyl)
Metallica - ...and Justice For All (reissue) (2xLP)
Metallica - Death Magnetic (reissue) (2xLP)
Metallica - Kill 'em All (reissue) (vinyl)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (reissue) (2xLP)
Mia Doi Todd - Floresta
Mike Doughty - Stellar Motel (vinyl)
Mikey Erg/Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers - Split (vinyl)
Ministry - Twelve Inch Singles: 1981-1984
Monica Heldal - Boy From the North (vinyl)
Moon Hooch - This Is Cave Music (vinyl)
Moonface - City Wrecker (vinyl)
Motionless In White - Reincarnate
Mumblr - Full Of Snakes (tape)
Musk - Musk (vinyl)
My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand (colored vinyl)
My Dying Bride - The Light at the End of the World
Myrkur - Myrkur (vinyl)
New Model Army - Between Wine and Blood
New Order - The New Order (reissue)
Nico & Vinz - Black Star Elephant
Nightfell - The Living Ever Mourn (vinyl)
Noctem - Exilium
Num Skull - Ritually Abused (deluxe reissue) (vinyl)
Obey The Brave - Salvation
Old Wounds - Death Projection EP
Ora Iso - Bathcat (vinyl)
Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love
Parquet Courts/Future Punx - LAMC Split (vinyl)
Paul Butterfield / The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Audio Fidelity SACD)
People Skills - Tricephalic Head (vinyl)
Peter, Paul and Mary - In the Wind (Audio Fidelity SACD)
PHILM - Fire From The Evening Sun
Phish - A Picture of Nectar (reissue) (2xLP)
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (reissue)
Pulp - Different Class (reissue)
Raekwon - F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art)
Rain City Rockers - Mayday
Robert Fripp / David Sylvian - Damage (reissue)
Robert Fripp / David Sylvian - The First Day (reissue)
Scruffy the Cat - The Good Goodbye: Unreleased Recordings
Sepultura - Sepultura With Les Tambours Du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio (DVD)
She Keeps Bees - Eight Houses
Shellac - Dude Incredible (vinyl)
Shintaro Sakamoto - Let's Dance Raw (vinyl)
Sir Sly - You Haunt Me
Slash - World On Fire (vinyl)
Sleepwave - Broken Compass (vinyl)
So Cow - The Long Con (vinyl)
Spencer Burton - Don't Let the World See Your Love
Stan Getz - Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (reissue)
Steelism - 615 to FAME (vinyl)
Texas In July - Bloodwork
The Contortionist - Language (vinyl)
The Fauntleroys - Below the Pink Pony (vinyl)
The Front Bottoms - Rose (12")
The Game - Blood Money La Familia
The Juan MacLean - In A Dream
The Lees of Memory - Sisyphus Says (2xLP)
The Madden Brothers - Greetings From California
The Mattson 2 - Agar
The Mojo Gurus - Who Asked Ya?
The Wilderness of Manitoba - Between Colours
Thelonious Monk - Straight No Chaser (reissue)
This Juan MacLean - In A Dream
This Will Destroy You - Another Language (2xLP)
Tides of Man - Dreamhouse (vinyl)
Tim McGraw - Sundown Heaven Town
Tops - Picture You Staring (vinyl)
Train - Bulletproof Picasso
Trevor Morris - Vikings (Volume 2) (blue vinyl)
Turtles - 45 RPM Singles Collection (8 x7")
Tweedy - Sukierae
TWOPOINTEIGHT - From Wires (vinyl)
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats - Mind Crawler (7")
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats - Runaway Girls (7")
Various Artists - Awesome 80s Hits: 15 Original Hits of the 80s
Various Artists - Breaking Bad (music from the original television series)
Various Artists - Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute to Born in the U.S.A. (vinyl)
Various Artists - Def Jam 30th Anniversary: Greatest Hits
Various Artists - Earth To Echo OST (blue vinyl)
Various Artists - Far Out 70s Hits
Various Artists - Guardians Of The Galaxy OST (vinyl)
Various Artists - Laughing Hyena's 25th Anniversary
Various Artists - Mass Appeal V1
Various Artists - My Little Pony OST (picture disc)
Various Artists - Piccadilly Sunshine, Vol. 19: British Pop Psych 1967-1971
Various Artists - Summer Forever: The Ultimate Party Album
Vessel - Punish, Honey (vinyl)
White Arrows - In Bardo
Xerath - III
Yob - Clearing the Path to Ascend (vinyl)
Zodiac - Sonic Child
Zoltan - Tombs Of The Blind Dead (vinyl)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present the return of one of horror's scariest boogeymen, as well as one of the genre's most iconic theme tunes with John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's score to HALLOWEEN II. Set directly after the events of the first film, Rick Rosenthal's sequel sets itself up as the slasher equivalent of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, making a family connection between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers while getting some good kills in at the same time. Carpenter and Howarth's score is beefier and more intense than before, using layers of electronics to drive the audience to madness.

As before, Myers aka “The Shape” is propelled by that theme, souped up with a new and more powerful arrangement from Carpenter and Howarth. HALLOWEEN II is more overtly synth and is perhaps less focused than the original score, although that certainly means it's nastier and more schizophrenic. The score also brings back the evocative 'Laurie's Theme', incorporating into a score full of harrowing musical effect, its synthesised howls and wails piercing your ears so that by the time 'Mr. Sandman' comes around, you'll feel just like the final girl, delirious at having survived the aural ordeal. And that's just when The Shape wakes up.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
Original art by Brandon Schaefer.
Include sleeve notes from Alan Howarth & Brandon Schaefer.

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Deluxe reissue includes 400gsm Gatefold sleeve and contains exclusive by Director Tommy Lee Wallace, artist Jay Shaw and film expert Kim Newman also includes an interview with John Carpenter by Joseph Burnett.

Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to return another previous release to its ranks a true classic of horror cinema scoring, with John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's score to HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH. Bravely dumping the character of Michael Myers, the film instead looked at the concept of Halloween itself as a subject, with a mystery involving an Irish toymaker, three gruesome masks,and a chunk of Stonehenge. Eviscerated on release, it's now been re-evaluated as an underrated picture, not least because of Carpenter and Howarth's score.

Whilst it left the original themes at home, HALLOWEEN III still has a plentiful array of musical delights to scare the living daylights out of you. The main title has a palpable sense of dread, with low droning synths providing a backdrop for high-pitched lines representing a television signal. Edged notes along with a foreboding rhythm provide high tension along with stabbing wild synths, while a certain piece of driving music gives a sense of fate dragging you to a very bloody and nasty death. And then there's the Silver Shamrock theme. Remember kids, it's almost time – don't miss HALLOWEEN III – and don't forget to wear your masks

Brand new remaster for 2014 taken from the original analog tape and including 11 never before released cues exclusive to this record.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
Original art by Jay Shaw

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Deluxe reissue includes an interview with John Carpenter by Luke Y.Thompson, sleeve notes from Alan Howarth & Gary Pullin & an article exploring the illuminati in They Live by Vigilant Citizen.

For the score to one of his most iconic films Carpenter and Howarth created what can only be described as electronic blues, The score is recognisable as Carpenter but has a dusty slow pulsating western feel that really does give it a life of it’s own.

Re-mastered by Alan Howarth
Exclusive artwork by Gary Pullin.
contains an 8 page booklet featuring liner notes by Alan Howarth & Gary Pullin and also includes an essay exploring the illuminati in They Live by Vigilant Citizen.

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Earth To Echo is a heartwarming 2014 summer family adventure movie, telling the story of a bunch of young teenage friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones.

Echo is one of the most adorable characters you’re going to see this year, with oodles of personality.   Only 1000 copies in this color!

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Pre-Order Big Star 'Live In Memphis' Vinyl Reissue Via OmnivoreRecordings

Only known, professionally filmed complete Big Star concert!

The gig poster read: “BIG STAR IN THEIR FAREWELL U.S. PERFORM-ANCE.” Luckily, this iconic Memphis band’s homecoming show was nothing of the kind. As Jody Stephens points out in his liner notes, “We played Los Angeles three days later and went on to play together for another 16 years. No one ever said anything about the poster.”

Omnivore Recordings is proud to present Big Star’s only known professionally filmed show in its entirety. Live In Memphis chronicles that October 29, 1994 performance on CD, 2-LP (with download card), Digital, and DVD.

Contains Big Star classics like “Thank You Friends,” “September Gurls,” and “The Ballad Of El Goodo,” Chris Bell’s “I Am The Cosmos,” and covers of T.Rex, The Kinks, Todd Rundgren and more, performed by Big Star: Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, and Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow from The Posies.

 Also included are notes from filmmaker Danny Graflund, Ardent Studios’ John Fry, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, and Ken Stringfellow in the CD, LP, and DVD packaging. Per Omnivore tradition, the first pressing of the LP will be 1,000 colored vinyl, with black to follow.

For the first time, you will not only be able to hear this legendary performance, but see it, as well. You will be in the New Daisy Theatre experiencing Big Star Live In Memphis!

Release date: 11/4/2014

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Angels and Airwaves 'We Don't Need to Whisper' Available From ShopRadioCast

We Don't Need to Whisper is the debut studio album by the American rock band Angels & Airwaves. Recorded at Neverpants Ranch in San Diego, California and produced by guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, the album was originally released on May 23, 2006 through Geffen Records.

Vinyl Details
- 180 Gram double LP witih D Side Etching
- Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker
- High Gloss Gatefold jacket, 11 x 22 Insert

180 Gram Translucent Purple (LTD 500) - SOLD OUT!!!
180 Gram Translucent Purple Disc A/B, 180 Gram Translucent Pink Disc C/D (LTD 1,000)

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Blink 182 'Take Off Your Pants' and 7" Available On Limited Pink Vinyl At ShopRadioCast

The Keep A Breast Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses art and educational programs to raise awareness of methods of prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Vinyl Info:
- Triple Panel Gatefold jacket with 7" Inserts
- Each 7" housed in a glue pocket jacket with a full color CMYK insert
- LP is housed in a full color Inner Sleeve
- First pressing ONLY, limited to 2,500 includes Mark Hoppus Foreword
- 13x13 3 Mil Premium Poly Sleeve

Vinyl Color: Pink LP with Black 7" (LTD 500 copies)

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Big Mess "You Are My Sunshine" Colored Vinyl Available Via Midnight Werewolf Records

Hailing from Lowell, MA, Big Mess presents their long awaited 12” titled “You Are My Sunshine” premiering on Midnight Werewolf Records. With the follow up to their S/T cassette, Big Mess busts out 6 new heavy tracks which brings a new twist to instrumental music. A heavy style of doom blues mixing along beautifully with their sludgey overtones will surely keep you nodding your head and asking for more.

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Tops 'Picture You Staring' Available On Vinyl

Tops are a four-piece band from Montreal, equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop. Their new record, Picture You Staring, is a lush array of timelessly crafted songs. Singer Jane Penny gives a new voice to the silent girl at the edge of the circle, disillusioned but honest and unpretentious, a tone complemented by David Carriere's seamless guitar playing and the measured drumming of Riley Fleck. Tops' subtle arrangements are delivered with a cool restraint that blend with the individuality and self-assured desire of their female lead. Picture You Staring gathers strength through intimacy. Self-written, recorded and produced at Arbutus Records' studio in Montreal over the course of a year, this album contains 12 impeccable examples of pop craftsmanship that will reward repeat listeners.

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Avi Buffalo 'At Best Cuckold' Available From SubPop

Embarking upon a sophomore effort can be a daunting task for any young upstart, and there’s no denying Avi Buffalo’s own bar was set quite high with 2010’s celebrated eponymous debut. Fear not, dear fans/family/friends/friends of friends/newcomers, there’s nothing in this tale about The Second Album—a.k.a.At Best Cuckold, out September 9th on Sub Pop—that even remotely resembles a slump; in fact, it would be entirely appropriate to say that this Long Beach, California, enterprise is getting better with age.

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from our friends at SlyVinyl

ÆGES – Above & Down Below // Limited to 100 Trans Green w/ Gold Splatter & 300 Trans Pilsner & Opaque Gold Swirl w/ Bronze Splatter Vinyl LP

Speedy Ortiz / Chris Weisman – LAMC #14 // Limited to 200 Purple & Milky Clear w/ Yellow Splatter / 300 Purple Vinyl 7″


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Mid-Hudson Valley record stores experiencing vinyl revival


from the great state of texas:

The great Beaumont vinyl hunt


amusing thoughts on the ritual of record playing:

Nostalgia For Vinyl Does Not Extend To Getting Up To Turn The Record Over


from across the globe:

Record label boss is helping musicians reach an audience


HIM To Release Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set Plus Four Deluxe Titles


Several New Releases for Record Store Day Black Friday Announced

the folks at www.recordstoreday.com have put together a very nice list for us:

Blue Note Authorized Dealers List

Friday, September 12, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at Insound

The Unicorns 'Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?' Remastered Pre-Order Available

WWCOHWWG? was the third and final full- length album by the Canadian indie rock act The Unicorns, and was originally released in 2003. The album gained wide and immediate praise, with broad critical and commercial acclaim from outlets as diverse at NME, Pitchfork and The Village Voice. This cult affection is probably best summarized in the album’s involvement as the premise for the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother? i.e., the basis for the lead character falling in love with said “mother” being their mutual love of the obscure Who Will Cut Our Hair…?.

The Unicorns disbanded shortly after the release of WWCOHWWG?, with founding member Nick Thorborn going on to create the band Islands, and perform in various projects. The Arcade Fire shows are the first time The Unicorns will be performing in over a decade.

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GRMLN 'Soon Away' (Colored Vinyl) PRE-ORDER

Comes on blue vinyl and includes a download code! With Soon Away, GRMLN veers from the pop-punk-rooted road the band started on with last year’s Empire. It’s an aggressive album, darker and heavier than what’s come before. While it carries these characteristics, there is also a certain peace to Soon Away, thanks to songwriter Yoodoo Park’s personal growth.

 The album grapples with letting go and getting used to goodbyes. “Find a way to be wanted and here for someone else/ Break away from the notion, the poison in my head,” Park sings on the cathartic “Faux.” The singer-guitarist sees the constant changes of life allowing people to embrace the true nature of living. The teachings of Krishna were an inspiration to Park while writing the record and it’s a force that helped define Park’s perspective in these songs. Still, there’s an intensity to these guitar-driven tracks. “Go, but you're breaking without me/ When days can crawl around/ To waste myself away,” Park sings on opener “Jaded,” which is built around one of GRMLN’s catchiest riffs.

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I Am King 'Code Orange Kids'

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Code Orange Kids remind us off our own embryonic days in the aggressive music scene. They do things their way, creatively cutting their own path through it all. Unconcerned with the direction of other artists, their brand of gritty hardcore/punk is simply refreshing. Merging cryptic melody, dirty hardcore power, and intense dirge into their own uniquely inspired sound.

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from our friends at BrutalPandaRecords

LADDER DEVILS: Announce New Album Via BrutalPanda

Philadelphia, PA noise rock quartet Ladder Devils make their long awaited return with Clean Hands, the first proper full-length for the band.  Featuring former members of hardcore heroes The Minor Times, the group previously released a series of EPs and splits with Helms Alee, Kowloon Walled City and Fight Amp, leading up to the recording of this album  With tighter songwriting and cleaner production, the band mix the punk urgency of Nirvana with the sonic experimentation of The Pixies to create a sound that is all their own.  Fans of post-hardcore, noise rock, grunge and loud indie rock will surely embrace the rattling sounds of Ladder Devils.

1st Pressing:
 -6 Test Presses
 -300 White

**A limited number of low priced packages with Ladder Devil’s previous full-length Nowhere Plans and split 7? with Helms Alee are available while supplies last**


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East River Pipe 'The Gasoline Age' Reissued On Vinyl

On October 7, we will celebrate our long relationship with East River Pipe by releasing their critically acclaimed fourth album The Gasoline Age on vinyl.

Saluted by Rolling Stone as “the most gifted of the new loners,” F.M. Cornog, aka East River Pipe, originally released The Gasoline Age in 1999. Named Album of the Year by both The New York Times and England’s The Independent, The Gasoline Age was inspired in large part by nighttime drives on New Jersey’s seedy Route 22. Automobile imagery appears throughout the album: cybercars, stolen cars, pimpmobiles. The cars all seem to carry with them a romanticism that emphasizes even further Cornog’s gift of creating a lyrical mood without tying his flights of fancy down to specifics.

The Gasoline Age explores the suburban landscape and turnpike stretches outside Cornog’s door and calmly runs down bleak facts over the gentle pulse and chorused strums Cornog has been perfecting since his early singles. Some of the songs are built on merely six concise lines of clear-eyed warning, though sometimes (“Hell Is an Open Door”) he sounds like he might actually be looking forward to the darkness on the horizon. On other tracks, like the ironically titled “Party Drive,” it sounds as though Cornog is barely going to make it to the curb. But for the character in the song, going on that drive is the only thing that makes it seem like “we’re gonna be OK.”

The disconnect between the unsettling dead ends Cornog sings about and the peaceful swells of the keyboards and the glimmering guitars is what brings emotional weight to the entire album. One doesn’t get the sense that a whole lot has changed in the last 15 years for the characters inhabiting this world.

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upcoming releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl


This first installment in the Diggin' Deeper: The Roots of Acid Jazz series, which collects Funk, Jazz, Soul, Fusion, and Disco sides from the deep Columbia/Epic/Sony catalog, includes such gems as "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Deodato, Ray Barreto – Pastime Paradise, Mongo Santamaria's "Cloud Nine", Bill Withers' "Kissing My Love" and many more.

Whatever it is or isn't, acid jazz is full of groove DNA and even when chilled, it makes the feet move. This set moves and grooves from end to end, and even listeners with little interest in the Acid Jazz movement that surfaced some two decades after most of these tracks were recorded will find a great little alternative dance album lurking here.

We're giving the first pressing of Diggin' Deeper: The Roots of Acid Jazz vol.1 a special run of 500 numbered copies on red/gold vinyl!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • First pressing of 500 numbered copies on solid red/gold vinyl


The second installment in the Diggin' Deeper: The Roots of Acid Jazz series, which collects Funk, Jazz, Soul, Fusion, and Disco sides from the deep Columbia/Epic/Sony catalog, includes such gems as "Use Me" by Esther Phillips, Ramsey Lewis' cover version of "Living For The City", Herbie Hancock's "Just Around The Corner" and "Sugar Loaf Mountain" by George Duke.

Whatever it is or isn't, acid jazz is full of groove DNA and even when chilled, it makes the feet move. This set moves and grooves from end to end, and even listeners with little interest in the Acid Jazz movement that surfaced some two decades after most of these tracks were recorded will find a great little alternative dance album lurking here.

We're giving the first pressing of Diggin' Deeper: The Roots of Acid Jazz vol.2 a special run of 500 numbered copies on flamed blue/black vinyl!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • First pressing of 500 numbered copies on flamed blue/black vinyl


Two funky forces of nature reunite on stage as Jazz guitar giant John Scofield joins the endlessly inventive organ trio Medeski, Martin & Wood for an incendiary evening of greasy grooves.

Keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Chris Wood and drummer Billy Martin came together in 1991 for gigs at New York's Village Gate and never looked back, touring relentlessly and issuing a succession of stimulating recordings that embraced Soul-Jazz, Bebop, Funk, R&B, DJ culture and the avantgarde, often at the same time.

A master improviser with a trademark distortion-tinged tone, Scofield cut his teeth with Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Charles Mingus and Gary Burton before his work with Miles Davis catapulted him into the limelight in the 1980s. Since then, he's become universally known as one of the greatest figures in Jazz guitar history.

The blueprint for their 2014 album Juice was found in a compilation of African-derived music put together by drummer Billy Martin and shared among the ensemble. "We all love music from Brazil, the Caribbean, and Latin America, and it has always been intertwined with jazz," explains Medeski. "We got together and started exploring that connection in our own way." "This is our version of different African-based forms," Scofield echoes. "Or, at least, that's what we started with…eventually we said, 'This is the outline, but we can do whatever the hell we want.'"
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Brand new album!
  • Highly anticipated return to the studio of these groove masters
  • European tour coming up in 2014


Caravanserai is the fourth studio album by Santana released in October 1972. It marked a major turning point in Carlos Santana's career as it was a sharp departure from his critically acclaimed first three albums. Caravanserai reached number eight in the Billboard 200 chart and number six in the R&B Albums chart.

The sound contrasted greatly with Santana's trademark fusion of Salsa, Rock, and Jazz, and concentrated mostly on jazz-like instrumental passages. All but three tracks were instrumentals, and consequently the album yielded no hit singles. The album is the first among a series of Santana albums that were known for their increasing musical complexity, marking a move away from the popular rock format of the early Santana albums towards a more contemplative and experimental jazz sound.

It was the last Santana album to feature Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, who went on to form Journey the following year.   180 gram audiophile vinyl


The wonderful Post-Bop album Miles Smiles (1967) was recorded by Davis's second great quintet, which featured saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams. The album showcases Davis' deeper exploration of modal performance with looser forms, tempos, and meters. Although it did not follow the conventions of Bop, the album did not follow the formlessness of Free Jazz.

Miles Smiles received critical acclaim upon its release, and was praised for its original compositions, the quintet's chemistry and playing, and Davis's phrasing. The album was a.o. called 'essential...one of the quintet's best albums' and cited "Footprints" and "Dolores" as 'all-time great jazz compositions'.

Miles Smiles is certain to remain an important part of the Davis discography, both for the trumpeter's persistent brilliance and for the lesson by Williams and Carter in how the functions — and the dynamic range — of the jazz rhythm section are being explored and changed.   180 gram audiophile vinyl




Arca has today revealed details of his highly anticipated debut album. Titled Xen, the album will be released on November 4th, 2014 on Mute, following a recently inked deal with the iconic label.

Xen will be available on CD, LP and download, and features stunning artwork from long time Arca visual collaborator Jesse Kanda. A limited edition vinyl format will also be available. Limited to just 500 copies, this special format will be hand-numbered and sealed in black PVC and will also include a bonus 10” record of exclusive Arca material, continuing Arca’s tradition of producing highly sought-after vinyl recordings (the recent vinyl version of his &&&&& mixtape sold out within days of going on sale).

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very useful guide:

How to Do Your Vinyl Record Collection Right


Vinyl record sales have jumped to 6 million


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cool read from the great state of michigan:

Local record store owner reflects on music trends among generations


The Beatles' complete mono catalog released on vinyl LPs


Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance


Lost James Brown / Bootsy Collins album surfaces for limited vinyl release this autumn


‘Wolfcop’ Soundtrack Coming To Digital, Vinyl, And Cassette


Grimeys BEST SELLERS 9/01-9/07, 2014

Vinyl Top 25

1. Jack White - Lazaretto
2. Tweedy - Summer Moon 7"
3. Spoon - They Want My Soul
4. Can - Tago Mago
5. Can - Ege Bamyasi
6. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
7. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
8. Code Orange Kids - I Am King
9. Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' Time
10. Sinoia Caves - Beyond The Black Rainbow
11. Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
12. The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
13. White Fence - For The Recently Found Innocent
14. Arctic Monkeys - AM
15. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
16. Can - Soundtracks
17. Spacemen 3 - Live At The New Morning
18. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
19. Lucero - Live In Atlanta
20. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
21. Widespread Panic - Widespread Panic
22. OST - The Great Gatsby
23. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
24. Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
25. The Beatles - Abbey Road


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: Many of the great lead singers of groups eventually left their groups to pursue a solo career.

Some, such as Linda Ronstadt of the Stone Poneys, achieved much greater success solo than as part of a group, but would she be in the Top 10? Others — Tony Williams of the Platters comes to mind — didn't do nearly as well on their own.

Finally, was there ever a song titled "Naomi"? My brother says there was.
— Naomi Willingham, Beaufort, S.C.

DEAR NAOMI: Let's deal with your namesake song first. Pianist extraordinaire Floyd Cramer's first single of 1964 was "Naomi" (RCA Victor 47-8325).

Primarily instrumental, Floyd throws in some occasional playful comments, including: "Naomi"; "where are you"; "there you are"; and "come on in."

Now on to our Top 10 singers whose solo adventures took them to heights far beyond their time in groups:

1. Michael Jackson
The Jackson 5 had eight Top 20 hits before Michael's first solo outing, "Got to Be There" (1971). After that there was a lot of overlapping of careers, but Michael was the biggest superstar of all the Jacksons, followed closely by sister Janet.

2. Rod Stewart
Rod recorded before and after Faces. "Maggie May" and "Reason to Believe," charted in 1971 a few months earlier than "(I Know) I'm Losing You," by Rod Stewart with Faces. With Stewart, Faces had two more hits: "Stay with Me" (1972) and "Cindy Incidentally" (1973). Meanwhile, his solo hits continued, about 60 of them, and most were big sellers.

3. George Michael
First couple of hits were by Wham!, then one as Wham! Featuring George Michael (1983-'84), but from 1985 to the end of the century it was one smash after another for George.

4. Kenny Rogers
After seven singles (1968-'69) as either the First Edition, or Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, he kicked off an enormously successful string of pop and country hits, but not always solo. He teamed with Dottie West; Kim Carnes; Sheena Easton; Dolly Parton; James Ingram; Allison Krauss; and Billy Dean.

5. Phil Collins
For Collins it was the best of both worlds. Genesis was hot from 1977 to '92, but Phil, whose solo hits ran from 1981 to '99, was even hotter. He didn't officially leave Genesis until 1996.

6. Linda Ronstadt
I'm pleased that the one example you picked is in the Top 10. The Stone Poneys had a huge hit in 1967 with "Different Drum," and a follow-up that didn't fare nearly as well. Linda then went solo with over 25 years of memorable hits, many remakes of 1950s and '60s classics: "You're No Good"; "When Will I Be Loved"; "Heat Wave"; Blue Bayou"; "It's So Easy"; "Ooh Baby Baby"; and "Hurt So Bad." All of these made the Top 10.

7. Dion DiMucci
As Dion and the Belmonts, this Bronx bunch had two great years (1958-'59), but when Dion left the trio in 1960 for a solo flight, his career really soared. From 1956 through 1965, there were only two years when Elvis was NOT the top male recording artist. One was 1959, when Elvis served in Germany all year, and Frankie Avalon moved to the top. The other was 1963, and No. 1 was Dion.

8. Lionel Richie
With Richie as their lead singer, the Commodores had a great run from 1974 to '82, with nearly all of their singles making both the pop and R&B charts. However, by going solo Lionel quickly outstripped what he accomplished with the Commodores — 12 consecutive Top 10s and five No. 1s.

9. Wilson Pickett
Pickett joined the Falcons in 1961, and the following year sang lead on their Top 10 R&B tune, "I Found a Love." As a soloist, he continually hit the pop and R&B charts for the next 11 years.

10. Eric Clapton
Along with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, Clapton formed Cream. As such, they had two very big hits in 1968, "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room," and two not so big ones, "Anyone for Tennis" and "Badge." In 1970, Eric's first solo hit, "After Midnight," began 20 years of memorable tunes, especially "I Shot the Sheriff"; "Lay Down Sally"; "Promises"; "I Can't Stand It"; "Tears in Heaven"; and "Change the World."

IZ ZAT SO? In order of overall success, these 15 groups saw one or more of their members go solo. But, unlike the above Top 10, none of these efforts equaled the accomplishments of their group. Not included are solo releases made while officially a member of the group, as with Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) and Frankie Valli (4 Seasons):

1. Chicago (Peter Cetera had over a dozen hits)
2. Temptations (Both Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin had numerous hits)
3. Supremes (Diana Ross had a spectacular solo career, ranking only slightly below the Supremes)
4. Miracles (Smokey Robinson's impressive solo sales were not too far behind those of the Miracles)
5. Platters (The quality of Tony Williams' solo recordings was on a par with his Platters period; however, the music scene in the early '60s had shifted from what was popular in the '50s.)
6. Earth, Wind & Fire (Maurice White had a couple of minor hits)
7. Eagles (Don Henley and Glenn Frey were the most successful, but several other ex-Eagles gave it a whirl)
8. Fleetwood Mac (Numerous members recorded solo, but Stevie Nicks, Bob Welch, and Lindsay Buckingham led the pack)
9. Drifters (Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King were both very successful as solo artists, each having many hits)
10. Impressions (Curtis Mayfield did very well solo in the '70s, including two million-sellers, "Freddie's Dead" and "Superfly")

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column.  Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368  E-mail: jpo@olympus.net   Visit his Web site: www.jerryosborne.com

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition. 

Copyright 2014 Osborne Enterprises - Reprinted By Exclusive Permission 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

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