Because the few labels that remain continue to squeeze the few record buyers that remain for the few nickels left in their pockets...
― grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 24 January 2019 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink
WHITESNAKE: SLIDE IT IN ULTIMATE SPECIAL EDITION
6CD/DVD Collection Includes Newly Remastered Versions Of The Album's U.K. And U.S. Mixes, Unreleased Live And Studio Recordings, Music Videos And More
Four Different Versions Will Be Available From Rhino / Parlophone On March 8
LOS ANGELES - Whitesnake scored its first platinum-selling album in 1984 with Slide It In, a release that has sold more than six million copies worldwide thanks to hard-rocking songs like "Love Ain't No Stranger," "Slow An' Easy" and the title track. The classic album turns 35 this year and Rhino / Parlophone is celebrating with several new versions, including an enormous seven-disc boxed set.
SLIDE IT IN: THE ULTIMATE SPECIAL EDITION will be available on March 8 for $74.98 and is available for pre-order here. The 6CD/DVD collection includes newly remastered versions of both the U.K. and U.S. mixes of the album as well as the 35th Anniversary remixes from 2019, plus unreleased live and studio recordings, music videos, concert footage, and a new interview with Whitesnake founder and lead singer, David Coverdale.
Three other versions of Slide It In will also be available the same day. A double-CD Deluxe Edition includes the newly remastered U.K. and U.S. mixes expanded with a selection of bonus tracks ($24.98). The double-LP Deluxe Edition features the newly remastered U.K. and U.S. mixes ($31.98). And finally, a single-disc version includes the newly remastered brand-new mix of the complete album ($9.98). The music will be available digitally as well.
"Slide It In was always meant to be a structured, more electric modern take on the classic blues-based hard rock that Whitesnake were famous for, but our new Hook City Hooligan, Mixer Extraordinaire Christopher Collier, has hand-tooled this classic record for the 21st century," says Coverdale. "Hearing all the performances so fresh and so clear after 35 years was amazing. Mel, Cozy and Jon's playing on the record is as vital now as it was all those years ago. All the featured players shine. Not only did Christopher get the best out of the recording, but he gives the album a fresh coat of sonic paint bringing it right up to date. I'm personally thrilled with it."
After releasing Saints & Sinners in 1982, Whitesnake reconvened the following year in Germany to begin recording songs for what would become the band's sixth studio album, Slide It In. At the time, band members included Coverdale, guitarists Micky Moody and Mel Galley, bassist Colin Hodgkinson and keyboardist Jon Lord. The album was initially released in 1984 in the U.K., where it climbed into the Top 10.
Soon after, the band's line-up changed. Jon Lord left to rejoin Deep Purple and Moody and Hodgkinson were replaced by guitarist John Sykes, and Neil Murray, who was Whitesnake's original bassist. Prior to its U.S. release in 1985, Slide It In was remixed while newly recorded parts by Sykes, Murray and keyboardist Bill Cuomo were added, resulting in two distinct versions of the album, both of which are included in this set.
SLIDE IT IN: THE ULTIMATE SPECIAL EDITION features unreleased versions of every album track, including 35th Anniversary remixes made this year, as well as monitor mixes recorded in 1983. The set boasts more than a dozen unreleased live recordings from 1984 that feature an entire concert from Glasgow, Scotland, plus several songs from Jon Lord's final show with Whitesnake in Sweden. The collection's final disc unearths 30 tracks that cover original demos and early mixes for album tracks, as well as unfinished song ideas.
The DVD from SLIDE IT IN: THE ULTIMATE SPECIAL EDITION mixes music videos and live performances, all of which have been carefully restored and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound for the first time ever. A newly recorded interview with singer David Coverdale rounds out the DVD.
For more information about WHITESNAKE, please contact Jessica Giordano in the Rhino Media Relations Department at jess✧✧✧.giord✧✧✧@rh✧✧✧.c✧✧ or 818-238-6403.
SLIDE IT IN: THE ULTIMATE SPECIAL EDITION Track Listing:
Disc One: U.S. Mix (1985) 35th Anniversary Remaster1. "Gambler"2. "Slide It In"3. "Slow An' Easy"4. "Love Ain't No Stranger"5. "Give Me More Time"6. "Standing In The Shadow"7. "Hungry For Love"8. "All Or Nothing" 9. "Spit It Out"10. "Guilty Of Love"
Disc Two: U.K. Mix (1984) 35th Anniversary Remaster1. "Gambler"2. "Slide It In"3. "Slow An' Easy"4. "Love Ain't No Stranger"5. "Give Me More Time"6. "Standing In The Shadow"7. "Hungry For Love"8. "All Or Nothing"9. "Spit It Out"10. "Guilty Of Love"Bonus Tracks11. "Need Your Love So Bad" - Single B-Side12. "Gambler" - 7" Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)13. "Guilty Of Love" - 7" Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)
Disc Three: 35th Anniversary Remixes (2019)1. "Slide It In" *2. "Slow An' Easy" *3. "Love Ain't No Stranger" *4. "Give Me More Time" *5. "Guilty Of Love" *6. "All Or Nothing" *7. "Spit It Out" *8. "Standing In The Shadow" *9. "Hungry For Love" *10. "Gambler" *11. "Need Your Love So Bad" *
Disc Four: Monitor Mixes & Intros (September 1983)1. Intro to "Gambler" from David Coverdale2. "Gambler" *3. "Standing in the Shadow" * 4. Intro to "Slide It In" from David Coverdale5. "Slide It In" *6. "Give Me More Time" *7. Intro to "Love Ain't No Stranger" from David Coverdale8. "Love Ain't No Stranger" *9. "Hungry For Love" *10. Intro to "Guilty Of Love" from David Coverdale11. "Guilty Of Love" *12. "Spit It Out" *13. Intro to "Slow An' Easy" from David Coverdale14. "Slow An' Easy" *15. "All Or Nothing" *16. David Coverdale discusses the U.S. vs U.K. versions of Slide It InJon Lord's Last Whitesnake Show (Sweden, April 16, 1984) 17. "Gambler" 18. "Guilty Of Love"19. "Love Ain't No Stranger"20. "Reading An' Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)"
Disc Five: Live in Glasgow, Scotland (March 1, 1984)1. "Gambler" *2. "Guilty Of Love" *3. "Reading An' Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)" *4. "Love Ain't No Stranger" *5. "Here I Go Again" *6. "Slow An' Easy" *7. "Cryin' In The Rain" *8. Keyboard Solo9. "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" *10. "Fool For Your Loving" *11. "Need Your Love So Bad / Thank You Blues" *12. "Slide It In" * 13. "Don't Break My Heart Again" *
Disc Six: Early Ruff Mixes, Original Demos and ObscuritiesEarly Ruff Mixes with Unfinished Lyrics1. "All Or Nothing"2. "Hungry For Love"3. "Spit It Out"4. "Give Me More Time"5. "Slow An' Easy"6. "Love Ain't No Stranger"7. "Need Your Love So Bad" - Instrumental8. "All Or Nothing" - acapella excerpts remix9. "Slow An' Easy" - organ and drum excerpts remix10. Wheezy Interludes - various alcoholic studio antics, David and Mel "fighting a cold"Original Demos 11. "Slow An' Easy"12. "Slide It In"13. "Standing In The Shadow"14. "All Or Nothing"15. "Spit It Out"16. "Guilty Of Love"17. "Love Ain't No Stranger"18. Intro to "Need Your Love So Bad" from David Coverdale19. "Need Your Love So Bad"Unfinished Symphonies: Demo Ideas that Were Never Finished20. "Body Heat"21. "The Gypsy In You"22. "Lounge Lizards"23. "Great Riff In The Morning"24. "The River Song"25. "Can't Make A Deal With The Devil"26. "Prayer For The Dying"27. "Spend The Night With Me"28. "So Much To Live For"29. "Riff Raff Blues" 30. "Thanks You Blues"
DVD: Music Videos & Live Clips1. "Guilty Of Love" - Music Video2. "Slow An' Easy" - Music Video3. "Love Ain't No Stranger" - Music Video4. "Give Me More Time" - Top Of The Pops5. "Standing In The Shadow" - New Promo Video6. "Love Ain't No Stranger" - Live... In The Still of the Night7. "Slide It In" - Live at Donington (1990)Extra FeaturesJon Lord's Last Whitesnake Show (1984)8. "Gambler"9. "Guilty of Love"10. "Love Ain't No Stranger" 11. "Reading An' Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)"12. Whitesnake Chronicles: David Coverdale discusses the 35th anniversary of Slide It In
* previously unreleased
ACR:BOX was remastered by Martin Moscrop at Abbey Road studios. Featuring over 20 unreleased tracks, the box set will be available as a signed 7 x coloured vinyl set and limited to 1000 copies worldwide, 4 x CD set and digitally and its release will coincide with a series of dates.
Following on from 2018’s compilation, acr:set, the box showcases the diversity of the singles, B-sides and alternative versions of tracks that A Certain Ratio have released, but without repeating tracks recently made available. ACR:BOX collates everything that fans had been missing from the recent reissue campaign, and compliments that with a selection found after a deep delve into the archive to find all the hidden gems that had been talked about over the years, but never heard – even a few releases the band had forgotten about!
Looking to make the box set as comprehensive as possible, even the original tapes from the session they recorded for a collaboration with Grace Jones were uncovered and reworked. This session includes the cover version of Talking Heads’ ‘Houses In Motion’, using Jez Kerr’s guide vocals (pre to him becoming the band’s singer). Grace Jones never completed her vocal take, after attending one of the recording sessions with the band.
The box set, which marks the 40th anniversary of A Certain Ratio’s debut release, the Martin Hannett produced ‘All Night Party’ (Factory Records’ first single release) was described recently by Record Collector as “a statement of future intentions: to set funk off against nervous angst.” They went on to be hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of their second single, ‘Shack Up’, represented here via a radio edit from Electronic, featuring Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr.
Released on 3 May 2019 on vinyl, CD, download and streaming services
― Jeff W, Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:11 (three months ago) Permalink
Couple of Alex Chilton collections, most of it's been released before but there's enough unreleased material worth checking out:
February 8 will see the release of From Memphis to New Orleans and Songs From Robin Hood Lane, two looks at an often overlooked period of Alex Chilton’s career. The former leader of the ’60s band the Box Tops and the ’70s favorites Big Star was at the height of his cult star fame in the mid-1980s to mid 1990s when he made these recordings. All of these recordings have been out of print for decades.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:42 (three months ago) Permalink
5LP box of Finnish hardcore legends Terveet Kädet's entire 80s discography - TK Pop 1980-1989
― Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 23:30 (three months ago) Permalink
Not a reissue so much as a vault-scraping: one of Cleopatra's sub-labels is putting out a previously unreleased Humble Pie album from 1974.
Los Angeles, CA - In 1974, one of the biggest and best blues rock bands of all-time, the great Humble Pie, began recording an album at their own home-built studio called Clear Sounds. The result was a raw and fiery collection of originals and covers that was promptly and unceremoniously shelved by the band’s label, never to see the light of day…that is, until now! Joint Effort, a title given to the project early on that reflected the collaboration between Humble Pie founders Steve Marriott and Greg Ridley, is a reunion album of sorts in that Marriott had recently walked out of the group. But a near miss at taking Mick Taylor’s spot in The Rolling Stones plus renewed interest in the band Stateside coaxed Marriott back into the Pie alongside guitarist Dave Clempson and drummer Jerry Shirley.
With never before heard original compositions plus blazing covers of James Brown (“Think”), The Beatles (“Rain”) and soul icon Betty Wright (“Let Me Be Your Lovemaker”), Joint Effort is a must own for any self-respecting Humble Pie fan. The album comes packaged with full liner notes and rare photos on both CD as well as vinyl in your choice of purple or white! Available everywhere February 8.
Track List:1. Think2. This Ol' World3. Midnight Of My Life4. Let Me Be Your Lovemaker5. Rain6. Snakes & Ladders7. Good Thing8. A Minute Of Your Time9. Charlene10. Think 2
― grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 23:42 (three months ago) Permalink
Sounds cool... I am a self-respecting Humble Pie fan!
― i stan corrected (morrisp), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 23:49 (three months ago) Permalink
Joint Effort, a title given to the project early on that reflected the collaboration between Humble Pie founders Steve Marriott and Greg Ridley
...if it's also a pun (and I hope it is, how could it not be?!), then this album deserves to be retroactively featured on one of those "Corny LP Titles of the '70s" threads(!)
― i stan corrected (morrisp), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 23:50 (three months ago) Permalink
― i stan corrected (morrisp), Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:51 (three months ago) Permalink
Vinyl compilation of tracks from three previously digital only EPs (2015-2018) by Gabe Knox on the brilliant Polytechnic Youth label.
PY72 GABE KNOX “ABC” LP (250 pressing on yellow vinyl | hand numbered LPs)
A mighty record to kick off what promises to be another hugely productive, constantly busy year for the Crouch End based synth label.
PY often likes to quote the artist directly in it’s press releases, and this one is no exception. Gabe’s own words, more than adequately explaining the path leading to this killer set for 2019; “It feels a little ridiculous to pretend that the person introducing you to Gabe Knox is some kind of bigwig press agent and not just Gabe Knox himself, so let me, Gabe Knox, tell you a little about myself in that hopes that you’ll give my music a listen.
In 2014, after years of moderate success as a local musician and club DJ in Toronto, Canada, I looked at my collection of barely functioning analogue synths and drum machines and said to myself “Instead of trying to unsuccessfully make music you think other people will like, why don’t you make something that you’d actually want to listen to for once?” I wanted to make music that had the drive shaft of Neu!, the punishing low end of King Tubby, the interleaved melodic lines of Vince Clarke, the melancholic, otherworldly whimsy of Raymond Scott and Delia Derbyshire, the hypnotic drone of Spacemen 3, and the analogue intimacy of Le Car. I wanted to bring the euphoria and hypnosis of dance music to the rock kids, and the energy and excitement of rock music to the dance kids.
This was going to be a tough sell in the clique-y Toronto music scene, so I figured the best way to get the music out there would be by recording when I can and self-releasing a steady stream of EPs online. They would all be a series, a snapshot of the evolution of that initial idea. ABC represents a compilation of the best songs of the first three EPs, subtly remixed and remastered to best suit vinyl. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it.”
This really is a remarkable record. Displaying all the PY traits of icy cool blasts of minimal synth, motorik grooves, melodic pop via passing nods to early mute and sky records. Never before did label head Dom think he’d get the chance to namecheck 2 musical heroes from wildly differing poles - Vince Clarke and Spacemen 3 - into one LP PR sheet, so he’s understandably excited for this one’s release!
― Jeff W, Sunday, 3 February 2019 20:28 (three months ago) Permalink
It came out last fall, but I just found out that Caroline has done a Tygers of Pan Tang 'Complete MCA records' box set. It's 5 CDs and includes disc of BBC recordings. Some of those have been out of print and not easy to find. It is currently running $25-30 bucks online.
― earlnash, Monday, 4 February 2019 01:14 (three months ago) Permalink
Released April 26, 2019.
A RE-MASTERED SPECIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE 2CD, 1 x LP AND 1 X 7-INCH SINGLE LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET OF THE CLASSIC 1969 DEBUT ALBUM BY VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR… FEATURING: A CD OF RARE & PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS INCLUDING TWO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS FROM 1967, THE BBC TOP GEAR SESSION FROM 1968 (INCLUDING THE “LOST” PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED VERSION OF “OCTOPUS”) & THE SINGLE TRACKS ‘PEOPLE YOU WERE GOING TO’ & ‘FIREBRAND’ A FACSIMILE 180 GRAM VINYL LP OF “THE AEROSOL GREY MACHINE” HOUSED IN THE WITHDRAWN UK GATEFOLD SLEEVE DESIGN (CUT AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS) A 7-INCH SINGLE OF THE VERY RARE WITHDRAWN RELEASE “PEOPLE YOU WERE GOING TO” b/w ‘FIREBRAND” A BOOK WITH MANY PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS AND CUTTINGS AND AN ESSAY BY SID SMITH FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PETER HAMMILL A 1968 POSTER DESIGNED BY PETER HAMMILL
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Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered limited edition boxed set of the classic debut album by VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, THE AEROSOL GREY MACHINE.
Van Der Graaf Generator were true pioneers of so-called Progressive rock, and their impressive career spanning five decades features many ground-breaking works. Always progressing stylistically in the true sense of the word, Van Der Graaf Generator’s music remains inspirational. Formed in Manchester University in 1967, VDGG initially featured Peter Hammill (vocals, guitar), Chris Judge Smith (drums, vocals) and Nick Pearne (organ). The band signed to Mercury Records in May 1968 after the submission of a two-track demo tape. Nick Pearne departed the fold and Hammill and Smith relocated to London recruiting keyboard player Hugh Banton. By the Autumn of 1968 the band had signed a management contract with Tony Stratton-Smith and had recruited drummer Guy Evans and bassist Keith Ellis into the group. This line-up recorded the single ‘People You Were Going To’ & ‘Firebrand’ in 1968 and a session for BBC Radio One, before Chris Judge Smith departed. The ‘People You Were Going To’ single, issued in January 1969, was withdrawn just days after release due a contractual dispute with Mercury Records.
After several months of touring, including a support spot for the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Royal Albert Hall, the band broke up after the theft of their equipment and on-going contractual difficulties. THE AEROSOL GREY MACHINE sessions began life as an intended solo album for Peter Hammill, featuring Banton, Evans and Ellis as session players. However, the album appeared in September 1969 in USA only credited to VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR as part of a contractual settlement which enabled the band to sign to Tony Stratton-Smith’s newly formed Charisma label later that year (for whom they would record a series of classic albums). A planned UK release by Mercury of THE AEROSOL GREY MACHINE (which featured a different and lavish gatefold sleeve design) was shelved after a handful of test pressings were made.
This deluxe set celebrates the 50th anniversary of the very first VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR release and features the re-mastered album, an additional CD of rare & previously unreleased tracks including two previously unreleased demos from 1967, the complete BBC Radio Top Gear session from 1968 (including the “lost” previously unreleased version of ‘Octopus’) & the single tracks ‘People You Were Going To’ and ‘Firebrand’, a facsimile 180 gram vinyl LP of “The Aerosol Grey Machine” (cut at Abbey Road Studios) housed in the impossibly rare unreleased British gatefold sleeve design, a 7-inch single of the very rare withdrawn release ‘People You Were Going To’ b/w ‘Firebrand’, a lavish book with many previously unseen photos and cuttings and an essay by Sid Smith featuring an exclusive interview with Peter Hammill and a replica 1968 poster designed by Peter Hammill.
DISC ONE: CD
THE AEROSOL GREY MACHINE
AFTERWARDS ORTHENTIAN STREET (PARTS 1 & 2) RUNNING BACK INTO A GAME FERRET AND FEATHERBIRD AEROSOL GREY MACHINE BLACK SMOKE YEN AQUARIAN GIANT SQUID OCTOPUS NECROMANCER
DISC TWO: CD
SUNSHINE (1967 DEMO)
FIREBRAND (1967 DEMO)
PEOPLE YOU WERE GOING TO
(BBC SESSION – NOVEMBER 1968)
FIREBRAND (SINGLE VERSION)
DISC THREE: LP
180 GRAM GATEFOLD LP (UNISSUED UK SLEEVE)
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS ECLECLP 2661
AFTERWARDS ORTHENTHIAN STREET RUNNING BACK INTO A GAME
AEROSOL GREY MACHINE BLACK SMOKE YEN AQUARIAN NECROMANCER OCTOPUS
DISC FOUR: 7”
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS ECLECS 2661
PEOPLE YOU WERE GOING TO
not seen if there is a smaller related package yet. I think I wopuld be happy with just a 2cd of lp & rarities . Don't really have a set up for vinyl.
― Stevolende, Friday, 15 February 2019 21:17 (three months ago) Permalink
I might buy this.
Robin Trower - The Studio Albums 1973-1983CD1 TWICE REMOVED FROM YESTERDAY  I Can‘t Wait Much Longer/Daydream/Hannah/Man of The World/I Can‘t Stand It/Rock Me Baby/Twice Removed From Yesterday/Sinner‘s Song/BallerinaCD2 BRIDGE OF SIGHS  Day of The Eagle/Bridge of Sighs/In This Place/The Fool And Me/Too Rolling Stoned/About To Begin/Lady Love/Little Bit of SympathyCD3 FOR EARTH BELOW  Shame the Devil/It‘s Only Money/Confessin‘ Midnight/Fine Day/Alethea/A Tale Untold/Gonna Be More Suspicious/For Earth Below CD4 LONG MISTY DAYS  Same Rain Falls/Long Misty Days/Hold Me/Caledonia/Pride Sailing/S.M.O./I Can‘t Live Without You/Messin‘ the Blues CD5 IN CITY DREAMS  Somebody Calling/Sweet Wine of Love/Bluebird/Falling Star/Farther On Up The Road/Smile/Little Girl/Love‘s Gonna Bring You Round/In City Dreams CD6 CARAVAN TO MIDNIGHT  My Love (Burning Love)/Caravan To Midnight/I‘m Out To Get You/Lost In Love/Fool/It‘s For You/Birthday Boy/King of The Dance/Sail On CD7 VICTIMS OF THE FURY  Jack And Jill/Roads To Freedom/Victims of The Fury/The Ring Only Time/Into The Flame/The Shout/Mad House/Ready For The Taking/Fly Low CD8 B.L.T. (featuring Jack Bruce & Bill Lordan)  Into Money/What It Is/Won‘t Let You Down/No Island Lost/It‘s Too Late/Life On Earth/Once The Bird Has Flown/Carmen/Feel The Heat/End Game CD9 TRUCE (featuring Jack Bruce)  Gonna Shut You Down/Gone Too Far/Thin Ice/Last Train To The Stars/Take Good Care of Yourself/Fall In Love/Fat Gut/Shadows Touching/Little Boy Lost CD10 Back It Up  Back It Up/River/Black to Red/Benny Dancer/Time Is Short/Islands/None But The Brave/Captain Midnight/Settling the Score
― grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 22:08 (two months ago) Permalink
First 6 Trower albums are so great. Dunno anything after that first run except BLT (which should be better than it is given the personnel)
Of course, these records are in every dollar bin in America, so unless they are remastered or contain bonus material or something, I'm not sure I need this
― Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:18 (two months ago) Permalink
I'm seeing it for around $35, which is a reasonable price to me. Back It Up is really solid; despite being from 1983, Trower makes no concessions to New Wave or anything else. Eliminator it ain't.
― grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:27 (two months ago) Permalink
$35 is a good deal, definitely. I was always curious about the live album released in 85. Had a cool cover iirc. Title escapes me at the moment but I recall there being an 11+ minute Bridge of Sighs
He's still touring!
― Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:01 (two months ago) Permalink
ARETHA FRANKLINAMAZING GRACE: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGSTO BE RELEASED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIMEExpanded Version Of The Queen Of Soul’s Grammy®-WinningGospel Album Makes Its Vinyl Debut As A Four-LP Set;Available from Rhino On March 22Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin’s biggest-selling album and the best-selling live gospel album of all time – is enjoying a revival nearly 50 years after it was recorded. It follows the debut late last year of the long-awaited documentary about the making of that legendary double live album, which opened to rave reviews.CBS will also be honouring Franklin’s career on March 10 with Aretha: A Grammy® Tribute To The Queen Of Soul. Hosted by Tyler Perry, the two-hour special features performances by Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, and BeBe Winans, as well as recent Grammy nominees Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, and SZA.Rhino will continue to celebrate Franklin with the release of AMAZING GRACE: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS on vinyl for the first time ever. Available on March 22, just three days before Franklin’s birthday, the set includes four, 180-gram LPs that contain both of Aretha’s transcendent performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, which were recorded in Los Angeles on January 13 and 14, 1972. Among the many signature moments that make up Franklin’s remarkable career, these performances clearly stand out as some of her finest work. They were recorded over two nights as the singer performed church standards like “Precious Memories,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and “How I Got Over,” the latter written by gospel legend Clara Ward, who was listening in the audience. The performances were also attended by Franklin’s father, the famed Reverend C.L. Franklin; Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers; and Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, who were in town recording Exile On Main Street.Released on June 1, 1972, Amazing Grace would go on to sell more than two million copies in the in U.S. alone. It was not only the best-selling album of Franklin’s career but it still also holds the record as the best-selling live gospel album of all time. In addition, the album also earned Franklin a Grammy award, her first for Best Soul Gospel Performance. Originally, Amazing Grace included 13 songs, plus remarks by Reverend C.L. Franklin. In 1999, the album was remastered and expanded to include all the recordings from both nights. Initially, a documentary was planned to accompany the Amazing Grace album, but technical issues kept the film from being released for nearly 50 years. That changed last November when Amazing Grace, at long last, premiered at the 2018 DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival.AMAZING GRACE: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGSLP Track ListingThursday Night Show (1/13/72)Side OneOrgan Introduction (“On Our Way”) – Ken LupperOpening Remarks – Rev. James Cleveland“On Our Way” – Southern California Community ChoirAretha’s Introduction – Rev. James Cleveland“Wholy Holy”“You’ll Never Walk Alone”Side Two“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”“Precious Memories” – With Rev. James Cleveland“How I Got Over”Side Three“Precious Lord, Take My Hand / You’ve Got A Friend”“Climbing Higher Mountains”“Give Yourself To Jesus”Side Four“Amazing Grace”“My Sweet Lord” – InstrumentalFriday Night Show (1/14/72)Side FiveOrgan Introduction (“On Our Way”) and Opening Remarks – Ken Lupper & Rev. James Cleveland “On Our Way” – Southern California Community ChoirAretha’s Introduction – Rev. James Cleveland“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”“Wholy Holy”Side Six“Climbing Higher Mountains”“God Will Take Care Of You”“Old Landmark”Side Seven“Mary, Don’t You Weep”“Never Grow Old”Side EightRemarks By Reverend C.L. Franklin“Precious Memories” – With Rev. James Cleveland“My Sweet Lord” – Instrumental
AMAZING GRACE: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS
TO BE RELEASED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME
Expanded Version Of The Queen Of Soul’s Grammy®-Winning
Gospel Album Makes Its Vinyl Debut As A Four-LP Set;
Available from Rhino On March 22
Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin’s biggest-selling album and the best-selling live gospel album of all time – is enjoying a revival nearly 50 years after it was recorded. It follows the debut late last year of the long-awaited documentary about the making of that legendary double live album, which opened to rave reviews.
CBS will also be honouring Franklin’s career on March 10 with Aretha: A Grammy® Tribute To The Queen Of Soul. Hosted by Tyler Perry, the two-hour special features performances by Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, and BeBe Winans, as well as recent Grammy nominees Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, and SZA.
Rhino will continue to celebrate Franklin with the release of AMAZING GRACE: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS on vinyl for the first time ever. Available on March 22, just three days before Franklin’s birthday, the set includes four, 180-gram LPs that contain both of Aretha’s transcendent performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, which were recorded in Los Angeles on January 13 and 14, 1972.
Among the many signature moments that make up Franklin’s remarkable career, these performances clearly stand out as some of her finest work. They were recorded over two nights as the singer performed church standards like “Precious Memories,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and “How I Got Over,” the latter written by gospel legend Clara Ward, who was listening in the audience. The performances were also attended by Franklin’s father, the famed Reverend C.L. Franklin; Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers; and Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, who were in town recording Exile On Main Street.
Released on June 1, 1972, Amazing Grace would go on to sell more than two million copies in the in U.S. alone. It was not only the best-selling album of Franklin’s career but it still also holds the record as the best-selling live gospel album of all time. In addition, the album also earned Franklin a Grammy award, her first for Best Soul Gospel Performance.
Originally, Amazing Grace included 13 songs, plus remarks by Reverend C.L. Franklin. In 1999, the album was remastered and expanded to include all the recordings from both nights.
Initially, a documentary was planned to accompany the Amazing Grace album, but technical issues kept the film from being released for nearly 50 years. That changed last November when Amazing Grace, at long last, premiered at the 2018 DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival.
LP Track Listing
Thursday Night Show (1/13/72)
Organ Introduction (“On Our Way”) – Ken Lupper
Opening Remarks – Rev. James Cleveland
“On Our Way” – Southern California Community Choir
Aretha’s Introduction – Rev. James Cleveland
“You’ll Never Walk Alone”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“Precious Memories” – With Rev. James Cleveland
“How I Got Over”
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand / You’ve Got A Friend”
“Climbing Higher Mountains”
“Give Yourself To Jesus”
“My Sweet Lord” – Instrumental
Friday Night Show (1/14/72)
Organ Introduction (“On Our Way”) and Opening Remarks – Ken Lupper & Rev. James Cleveland
“God Will Take Care Of You”
“Mary, Don’t You Weep”
“Never Grow Old”
Remarks By Reverend C.L. Franklin
― the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 4 March 2019 08:56 (two months ago) Permalink
In April BMG reissue five 1970s albums as separate CDs and LP box set
A selection of German group Popol Vuh's 1970s albums are set for release in April. From the 12 albums put out during that decade, the chosen few include 1970 debut album Affenstunde, alongside their third album Hosianna Mantra (1972), the fifth Einsjäger & Siebenjäger (1974), their seventh Aguirre (1975) and eleventh Nosferatu (1978). They'll be released as both individual albums on CD and as a box set of six LPs called The Essential Album Collection Vol 1. Both CD and LP reissues are remastered by band members Guido Hieronymus and Frank Fiedler, and include bonus tracks, an illustrated booklet and linear notes.
Founded in 1970 in Munich, the German group parted ways in 2001 with the death of Popol Vuh's Florian Fricke. 2011 saw a revival however, with a tribute remix album featuring Âme, Stereolab, Mouse on Mars, Thomas Fehlmann and Peter Kruder.
The Essential Album Collection Vol 1 is out on 26 April for a little over £100 via BMG.
― grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 16:58 (two months ago) Permalink
Starting to catch up on email:
NUMERO GROUP ANNOUNCE COMPREHENSIVE DUSTER BOXSET CAPSULE LOSING CONTACT COMING MARCH 22
ENIGMATIC EARLY 2000's SLOWCORE ICONS' DISCOGRAPHY RESCUED FROM OBSCURITY BY NORTH AMERICA'S PREMIER ARCHIVAL LABEL
LISTEN TO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG "WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO ME" HERE:https://youtu.be/k8k96Ig2Em4
San Jose's sonic cure-all for the Y2K hangover that never materialized, Duster emerged from a cloud of lonely bong rips to take indie rock to the moon, and beyond. Scotch-taped guitars toggle between a chorus of brittle winter trees and a blanket of distorted fuzz. The low rumble of a cardboard box being kicked in a dead mall keeps pace in the background, as muffled, sung-spoken vocals ponder the great mysteries of modern mundanity. Three years of home recording accidents and blown-out 2AM studio experiments are spread across four LPs or three CDs, gathering the short-lived trio's Stratosphere and Contemporary Movement albums, 1975 EP, singles, demos, and other miscellaneous debris into one escape pod, now free to drift in the endless void of space.
In honor of the announcement, the band have shared one of the previously unreleased songs included in the set."'What You're Doing To Me' was recorded in Jason's basement in Seattle on 4-track during some lost time when we were isolated, distant stations just enduring the cold dark winds," the band state. "Recording songs and putting them in a bag to do something with them eventually is kinda how we've always done it."
Mastered from a mix of crusty cassettes, decaying DATs, and warbly analog tape, Capsule Losing Contact is housed in a moon dusted slipcase with all four albums secured in heavy weight tip-on jackets. An accompanying lyric book guides the listener through Duster's lo-fi worldview, adorned with the last gasps of an expired golden age as captured on Polaroid and disposable Kodak cameras.
PRE-ORDER CAPSULE LOSING CONTACT http://www.numerogroup.com/products/duster-capsule-losing-contact
WATCH A TEASER HEREhttps://youtu.be/IJjiKxopNrs
CAPSULE LOSING CONTACT TRACK LIST
Stratosphere LP1. Moon Age 1:062. Heading For The Door 3:083. Gold Dust 2:064. Topical Solution 5:015. Docking The Pod 1:516. The Landing 2:437. Echo, Bravo 4:348. Constellations 3:439. The Queen Of Hearts 4:2010. Two Way Radio 0:1911. Inside Out 2:2112. Stratosphere 6:5813. Reed To Hillsborough 4:0114. Shadows Of Planes 1:5115. Earth Moon Transit 4:2316. The Twins/Romantica 3:4317. Sideria 1:48
Contemporary Movement LP18. Get The Dutch 4:4719 Operations 3:3020. Diamond 3:2621. Me And The Birds 1:3522. Travelogue 4:3623. The Phantom Facing Me 2:5524. Cooking 4:3525. Unrecovery 3:3426. The Breakup Suite 3:2127. Everything You See (Is Your Own) 2:4028. Now It's Coming Back 2:4429. Auto-Mobile 2:07
Transmission, Flux 7"30. Orbitron 2:1831. Fuzz And Timbre 0:3732. My Friends Are Cosmonauts 1:4433. Closer To The Speed Of Sound 2:5934. Stars Will Fall 1:58
Apex, Trance-Like 7"35. Four Hours 3:4336. Light Years 3:39
Compilation Tracks37. Capsule Losing Contact 6:1838. East Reed 1:0339. And Things Are Mostly Ghosts (Version Over Dose Mix) 3:55
1975 EP40. Irato 4:1741. Memphis Sophisticate 4:1042. The Motion Picture 2:4343. And Things (Are Mostly Ghosts) 3:2044. August Relativity 3:1045. Want No Light To Shine 6:01
Unreleased Tracks46. Haunt My Sleep 2:4447. Peyote 1:3848. Something That I Need 1:4849. What You're Doing To Me 6:0850. Faint 3:1651. The Hours 2:12
― dow, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:44 (one month ago) Permalink
From Smog Veil today:
OK FRIENDS: as many of you have surmised and/or read, all of us at Smog Veil Records have been working for the last 10 years to create the definitive Peter Laughner retrospective. I am pleased to announce that the box set is now in production, and the wait is nearly over.
In cooperation with Peter's estate and his many collaborators, the box set will contain the definitive statement of Peter's musical talents and additionally showcase his writings and the many works he created with a variety of talented friends. Smog Veil's research team has looked in every basement, attic, and corner to uncover numerous gems and we are pleased to be able to place Peter's work on display.
Many of the 56 songs contained in the release are seeing the light of day for the very first time. All songs have been carefully mastered and sonically upgraded from the best possible sources by the Grammy-nominated team of Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering. The box set also contains a 100 page book of photos and writings. Two box set formats will be available: 5 LPs or 5 CDs, and both formats contain an identical box, book, and track listing.
Pre-sale for the box set will begin in May, and at that time, we'll reveal more details about the release. A special pre-order only bonus will be included and this bonus will not be sold separately or in stores.
I cannot thank enough the Smog Veil team and Peter's estate and collaborators for their diligence in creating this definitive work. The time and care they put into this release is without compare. Over the course of the last 10 years, the friendships we forged to make this release happen and the stories we collected reveal a history of Cleveland independent music that is the stuff of legends. I know our many fans will appreciate the release we are about to deliver and I thank each and every one of our fans for their patience.
As mentioned above, the box set is in production. Test pressings have been approved; all art and layouts have been completed by the team of Johnny Dromette and Ron Kretsch. We are awaiting the final book proofs and once those are approved, we'll be able to announce the release date.
We look forward to revealing more details, stay tuned here and at our Facebook and Twitter pages for more to come.
― by the light of the burning Citroën, Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink
Oh dear, may need to get that then. Take The Guitar Player For A ride was quite good. so interested in seeing what else he came out with.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:49 (one month ago) Permalink
Underground Jukebox@clevelandbeyondThere are some uncirculated, never before heard things (even on bootleg) on it. That much I can tell you. :-)
11:47 AM - 19 Apr 2019
― dow, Friday, 19 April 2019 17:01 (one month ago) Permalink
From ForceFieldPR---haven't yet seen a release date:
“Authentic yet often ineffable greatness that would define Silkworm’s next 11 years of activity, the reissue of In The West is a grand corrective gesture with no expiration date.”– Andrew Earles
This definitive reissue of Silkworm’s second album In the West (cmo038) marks its first appearance on vinyl.
It has been remixed from the original 2″ tape at Electrical Audio in Chicago with Steve Albini, who also engineered the original recording in 1993.
It was remastered with Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service.
The revamped cover art is courtesy of longtime fellow traveler Mike Hoffman, Jr. Mike repurposed some elements from the original art by Adrian VanEgmond and otherwise operated in the spirit of the original packaging.
Everything visual was put together as usual by the band and David Babbitt.
Limited to 1,500 copies worldwide.
In addition to the album In The West, supplemental material for this release includes:
-A full-color insert with new liner notes by Silkworm’s Tim Midyett.
-Single-only tracks “Incanduce California” and “In The Bleak Midwinter” plus a live version of The Dream Syndicate’s “Halloween” recorded at Chicago’s Lounge Ax in 1994 join the full album on the package’s enclosed compact disc.
-Six previously unheard renditions of songs from In The West recorded direct to DAT in 1991 at Avast! Recording Company in Seattle. Download only.
-Six previously unheard live recordings of songs from In The West provided by Tim Cook. Download only.
-A full Silkworm quartet set from March 1993, recorded at Lounge Ax and made up almost entirely of songs off In The West. Download only.
In all, that’s over 2.5 hours of music!
― dow, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:32 (four weeks ago) Permalink
Southern Lord announces the next CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER reissues in the ongoing series, continuing with Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore and Koksofen, now confirmed for release in July. Tracks from each of the two new reissues are now posted for streaming. The outfit will also be actively performing live this summer, including supporting Sunn O))) on tour in Europe. CASPAR BRÖTZMANN is one of the most unique and innovative guitarists of the last forty years. With his Berlin-based trio MASSAKER, he evolved a whole new autonomous approach to writing rock songs, starting from sounds that were widely considered ornamental if not detrimental "sonic waste," such as shrieking feedback and droning overtones. This plethora of sounds were arranged into tracks to sound like breaking concrete, grinding metal, or bursting glass, at once monumental and threatening, impenetrable, and hermetic, yet also archaically tender and loving. Even today, as the art of noise has reached a level of sophistication that no one could have imagined thirty years ago, CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER's music is resoundingly singular. Ultra-heavy riffs and beats, ominous tribal chants, and a raw physical force is conjured up by these three sinister and proud minds of their era. Their unhinged, unified stream of energy is captured on these remastered reissues and the results are thrilling. Stream CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER's "Bass Totem"from Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore HEREhttps://casparbrotzmannmassakersl.bandcamp.com/album/der-abend-der-schwarzen-folkloreand "Die Wiege" from Koksofen HERE.https://casparbrotzmannmassakersl.bandcamp.com/album/koksofen Both Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore and Koksofen will be reissued via Southern Lord on June 28th, with CD, LP, and digital formats made available. CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER will be performing live this summer supporting labelmates Sunn O))) on their upcoming European tour dates. See all confirmed performances below and watch for additional live actions to be posted. CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER w/ Sunn O))):7/30/2019 Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin, DE7/31/2019 Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin, DE10/07/2019 Backstage Werk - Munich, DE10/08/2019 ZKM - Karlsruhe, DE 10/09/2019 Rosstall - Basel Kaserne, CH10/10/2019 Felsenkeller - Leipzig, DE10/13/2019 Kablys - Vilnius, LT10/14/2019 Vene Theatre - Tallinn, EE10/15/2019 Kulttuuritalo - Helsinki, FI Originally released in 1992, Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore is the third MASSAKER album, released by Rough Trade Germany. According to BRÖTZMANN, the title track and "Bass Totem" are the band's most accomplished songs. It's certainly the most sonically refined of their albums, recorded during a residency over several weeks at the pastoral site of Conny Plank's studio near Cologne, and produced by Ingo Krauss and Bruno Gebhard, who had worked with the famed Krautrock producer until his death in 1987. Der Abend Der Schwarzen also features their new drummer Danny Lommen, whom BRÖTZMANN and bassist Eduardo Delgado had headhunted at a concert with Lommen's Dutch prog-core band Gore. Lommen shared their tastes in sheer volume and presence, and, "has a completely unique sound to his drumming, "as BRÖTZMANN marvels. "He plays ultrahard and clear, with authority and no compromise, nothing, not even the most turbulent and speedy beats, sound fuzzy - a statement." This, he adds with a smile, would sometimes lead to intense moods during rehearsals, when he overpowered - no small feat - competing with the sounds of BRÖTZMANN's guitar. The Tribe and Black Axis were still if very loosely rooted in some kind of heavy rock. Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore erases these residues from their genetic make-up, evolving into a free-form noise, strangely motionless like an earthquake rumble, that sounded like nothing else at the time. The opening title song gives the best example with its densely shifting chunk of howling and screaming guitar shreds and grimly determined rumbles from the bass, accented by heavy single beats or massively rattling, yet transparent outbursts from the drums. An impenetrable sense of threat fills the sound, interrupted only by breaks of skinny brooding, giving way to BRÖTZMANN's throaty growl evoking a lonely march through hostile wastelands under flaming sunsets. Culminating in an archaic choir chanting about black walls rising - a monstrous cloud of thick high-voltage tension. BRÖTZMANN speaks of the heavy nature of the lyrics, inspired by 19th century artist Caspar David Friedrich's painting "Das Eismeer," translated to "the sea of ice," which depicts a shipwreck the icy shores of Antarctica. It deals, of course, with ideas of the sublime in nature - but also "the end of hope," as the painting was known until the sixties. And indeed, BRÖTZMANN credits his dark and brooding sounds to the uneasy times. With the wall down, the Eastern Block broken, East and West Germany were politically united but emotionally didn't share much more than a certain angst and uneasiness with respect to the future, which erupted in ugly right-wing riots and violence. BRÖTZMANN felt the rise of a black folklore that he wanted to address, though he never admitted to it at the time because, he said, he didn't want to sound like, "some naive romantic," not underestimating the music's gothic values; a weird idea, once you've listened to Der Abend Der Schwarzen. Koksofen (which translates to "blast furnace"), originally released in 1993, has become one of MASSAKER's most popular albums. Like its predecessor, Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore, the album took shape in MASSAKER's rehearsal room below the Berlin subway station Schlesisches Tor, and was recorded at Conny Plank's studio near Cologne, with Plank's former associates Ingo Krauss and Bruno Gephard producing. There's a different kind of intensity to Koksofen. The features of MASSAKER's sound are in full bloom. Mountainous noises tower up and crash down, and tormented sounds rise from ominously seething grounds, haunting the entire songscape. The feel of doom and dread hangs heavily over the five songs, and the title song rumbles, shrieks and wails, plagued by BRÖTZMANN's guttural growls of war, suffering, and death. BRÖTZMANN recalls one anecdote from shortly after the original release whereby bassist Edu Delgado called him asking to turn on the TV, thus discovering that "Hymne" was being used as background music to a report about the death penalty in the US. A different kind of intensity indeed. Reflecting on the album to this day BRÖTZMANN remarks "Koksofen is still a mystery to me.'' He continues, "I can still feel the troubled times in these songs." The effects are certainly potent for the listener too. And the album undoubtedly affirms MASSAKER as the fiercely original and compellingly raw musicians that they are. Review copies of the Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore and Koksofen reissues will be made available in the coming days. For press inquiries in The Americas contact dave[at] earsplitcompound.com and elsewhere contact lauren[at]rarelyunable.com. http://www.southernlord.comhttp://southernlord.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/SLadminhttp://twitter.com/twatterlord
― dow, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:21 (one week ago) Permalink