Archive | May 2011

Johnny Cash fans…

Lost Highway Records has just re-issued Johnny Cash’s 2010 release called “American VI: Ain’t No Grave.” It is the last Johnny Cash LP on American Recordings and it now comes on an awesome CLEAR VINYL. The original issues for this title are still out there on 180 gram for a very good price. This ‘clear vinyl‘ version is a 10th Anniversary of Lost Highway records and retails for an incredible low cost of about $12.99.

Keep your eyes peeled for this one, as it is a limited edition.

Remember, if you order it; make sure you get 10th Anniversary Edition or you won’t get the cool CLEAR VINYL.

LostHighwayRecords.com has a vinyl schedule posted and you will see other very cool titles out on clear vinyl, with even more to come.

Off hand from memory, they are:

1) Drive-By Tuckers
2) Ryan Adams
3) Whiskeytown
4) Willie Nelson & Ray Price
5) Lucinda Williams
6) Soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou”? (2lp)
7) Timeless: A Hank Williams Tribute
and the CASH VI: Ain’t No Grave LP

Ciao for now

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Green Day, Foo Fighters, Silverstein, R.E.M. & The Cars…

all have brand new LP’s out and are recommended.

1) Green Day’s live album called “Awesome As F**K” comes on 2 PINK VINYL 180 gram LP’s and the deluxe version comes with an XL Tee-Shirt. It was recorded on the legendary ’21st Century Breakdown tour’ from 2009.

2) The new Foo Fighters LP is also a 2 LP 180 gram set but this one plays at 45 RPM’s on both records and is getting praised as their best since that 1st LP in 1995. It is titled “Wasting Light.”

3) Silverstein’s new LP called “Rescue” is pressed on a cool Clear Merlot
Wine color vinyl w/ White & Beige Marble
and is another very good record from them who just keep getting more and more popular.

4) The Cars return with a new album in like 25 years, and it’s a nice 180 gram vinyl LP with only 10 songs. Very cool and people are praising it, comparing it to that 1st album from 1978. With only 10 straight-to-the-point pop songs, how can they miss? BTW, the new LP is called “Move Like This.”

5) The new R.E.M. is last because it just isn’t as good as what they once were. I’d say it really started when they did “Monster” and except for the sold out concerts since then, the LP’s were a mish-mash of good and mediocre. No coincidence, it was right after they got RICH$. The new R.E.M. is called “Collapse Into Now” and is a fitting title for this band right now. I love you R.E.M. but….”Automatic For The People” seems so under-rated right now and compared to this…IT IS!

Ozzy Osbourne Picture Discs to be reissued June 1, 2011

YEP, the Ozzman ain’t dead yet, and he finally gets his first 2 LP’s with the legendary Randy Rhoads reissued as awesome PICTURE DISCS!!!

‘Bout time I must say!!!
For those who aren’t sure which ones they are, here is some info for you:

1) Blizzard Of Ozz~early 1981 w/ Crazy Train, Suicide Solution, Mr. Crowley & I Don’t Know.
2) Diary Of A Madman~late 1981 w/ Believer, Flying High Again & Over The Mountain
and the classic title track.

Save up for these, they should be out by June 1st, 2011?
BTW, there are also black vinyl 180 gram re-mastered versions of these already out for a list price of $24.99. These things were pressed at RTI in L.A., and should rip your walls apart with the awesome sound improvement. I can’t wait for the upcoming cool picture dics, but these 180 gram RTI’s will still sound THE BEST!!

Alice Cooper: New 'cool' Box Set out June 7, 2011

Alice Cooper Old School: 1964-1974 on Limited Edition 4CD + DVD + LP + 7″ Box Set

The Ultimate Alice Cooper Collection featuring Multi-Format Music, Videos, Photos and Artwork!

For Alice Cooper fans, school may be out for summer, but Old School is in for spring. Old School 1964–1974 is the Coop’s new box set that gives fans the ultimate listening, reminiscing and viewing experience. The journey begins as you open the wooden box, modeled after an old-fashioned school desk complete with graffiti, ink stains and scratch marks. Once inside, you’re ready to rock the Alice Cooper curriculum with exciting, rare content, much of which has never before been seen or heard.

Features:

4xCDs:
– Disc 1:  Demos, rarities, live and advertisements
– Disc 2:  Demos from “Muscle of Love,” a pre-production of songs from “Schools Out,” 1973 Madison Square Garden live track, and advertisements.
– Disc 3:  Spoken word
– Disc 4:  Live show of the 1971 “Killer” tour in St. Louis

DVD: Over 2 hours of footage including new and candid conversations with the band plus never-before-seen archival clips

12″ LP: Bootleg vinyl of the legendary 1971 Killer show live in St. Louis

7″ Single: Replica of the super-rare original vinyl by The Nazz (the band that became Alice Cooper) featuring “Wonder Who’s Loving Her Now?/”Lay Down and Die, Goodbye

Hardcover Yearbook: A unique look back at Alice Cooper from Arizona teenagers to world-dominating rock stars, written by Lonn Friend, in a deluxe 60-page book with a host of previously unreleased photos

Special Extras: Full reproductions of original ticket stubs, tour program and set list plus 5 art prints of rare poster designs and illustrations

5 Golden Tickets: Hidden in Old School Box Sets worldwide which awards a very special VIP concert experience including a meet-and-greet with Alice.

Hey vinyl.com customers:
I have one copy of Alice’s even rarer band called “The Spiders” 4-Track 7″ E.P. in stock…someone should grab this while  you still can…it’s only $5.99 and plays at 33 RPM’s.

By The Way ~ This list price for this box set I hear is $274.99…way overpriced. It will come down if we all just wait.

Recommended: The Catalinas "Fun, Fun, Fun…

on awesome COLORED VINYL in TRUE SUPER SONIC STEREO.
Here is a brief description:

The first wave of the surf music explosion spawned countless short-lived bands and one-shot studio projects. Many of those projects were quickly forgotten, but a handful have continued to inspire hushed reverence among surf aficionados. The latter category includes the Catalinas’ lone album, originally released in 1964 and out of print for more than four decades.

An all-star studio supergroup featuring legendary producer Terry Melcher, future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston and fabled Wrecking Crew members Hal Blaine, Jerry Cole, Steve Douglas, Leon Russell, Billy Strange and Tommy Tedesco, the Catalinas lived up to their impressive pedigree. In addition to rarely-heard tunes penned by Bobby Darin and a pre-Byrds Roger McGuinn, the album features potent versions of such surf and hot rod classics as “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Wipe Out,” “Banzai Washout,” “I Get Around” and “Summer Means Fun.”

Long a rare collector’s item, Fun Fun Fun is now back in its original vinyl format, remastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on high-definition vinyl, with complete original cover art.

TRACK LIST:
1. Surfin’ U.S.A.
2. Beach Ball
3. Surfer Boy
4. Wipe Out
5. Beach Walkin’
6. Banzai Washout
7. Hot Rod U.S.A.
8. Queen of the Hot Rods
9. I Get Around
10. Boss Barracuda
11. Run Little Rabbit
12. Summer Means Fun

Sundazed Titles now in stock May 1, 2011

1 Bob Dylan-Highway 61 Revisited (MONO)
2 Bob Dylan-Nashville Skyline (MONO)
3 Bob Dylan-Blonde On Blonde (MONO)
4 Sly & the Family Stone-Stand!
5 Sly & The Family Stone-There’s A Riot Goin’ On
6 Sly & The Family Stone-Dance To The Music
7 Sly & The Family Stone-Fresh
8 Sly & The Family Stone-Life
9 Dick Dale & The Deltones-Surfer’s Choice
10 Morly Grey-The Only Truth
11 Booker T. & The MG’s-Green Onions
12 Booker T. & The MG’s-Soul Dressing
13 13th Floor Elevators-1st LP (MONO)
14 Johnny Cash-At Folsom Prison
15 Yardbirds-Little Games (MONO)
16 The Mamas & The Papas-If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears (MONO)
17 MC5-Back In The U.S.A.
18 The Animals-Animalizim (MONO)
19 The Catalina’s-Fun, Fun, Fun (Colored Vinyl)
20 The Remains-A Session With The Remains (Colored Vinyl)
21 The Lovin’ Spoonful-Hums Of The Lovin’ Spoonful (Colored Vinyl)
22 Otis Redding-Otis Blue
23 Otis Redding-The Dock Of The Bay
24 The Hollies-Here I Go Again (MONO)
25 The Hollies-Hear! Here! (MONO)
26 The Hollies-Beat Group (MONO)
27 The Hollies-Bus Stop (MONO)
28 The Sir Douglas Quintet-The Best Of
29 The Sir Douglas Quintet-Is Back
30 The Fendermen-Mule Skinner Blues
31 Canned Heat-1st LP (MONO)