New vinyl stock 18/10/17

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Ed O.G Featuring Pete Rock
My Own Worst Enemy
42 Very Good Plus (VG+) Very Good Plus (VG+) N
Ward & Johnson
Aweigh With Words
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Kraftwerk
Trans Europe Express
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Can Rite Time 35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Popol Vuh For You And Me 45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Cluster Grosses Wasser 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Cluster Zuckerzeit 45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Cluster & Brian Eno Cluster & Eno 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Neu! Neu! 2 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
P’cock In’cognito 35 Very Good Plus (VG+) Very Good Plus (VG+) N
Can Soundtracks 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Very Good Plus (VG+) N
Cluster Cluster II 45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Kraftwerk Computerwelt 45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Neu! Neu! ’86 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Neu! Neu! 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Amon Düül II
Made In Germany
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Amon Düül II Hijack 35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Can Out Of Reach 30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Portishead Third 50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Suso Sáiz Rainworks 52 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
All India Radio
The Inevitable Remixes
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Brian Eno + David Byrne
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
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Casino Versus Japan
Whole Numbers Play The Basics
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Brian Eno
Before And After Science
60 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Brian Eno
Here Come The Warm Jets
60 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Fripp & Eno
(No Pussyfooting)
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Jules Weir
Floridas (Parts I – X)
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Lodsb Aero 30 Very Good Plus (VG+) Very Good Plus (VG+) N
Brian Eno
Another Green World
58 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Portishead Dummy 47 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole
60 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Martin Cooper (2) + David Hughes (7)
C.H.U.D. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Carl Zittrer Black Christmas 55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Krzysztof Komeda
Rosemary’s Baby (Music From The Motion Picture)
58 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
New Goblin Tour 2013 EP 30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
John Corigliano
Altered States: Original Motion Picture Music
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Alessandro Blonksteiner
Cannibal Apocalypse (Apocalypse Domani)
35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Ennio Morricone
Gli Intoccabili (Colonna Sonora Originale)
25 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Fabio Frizzi Frizzi 2 Fulci 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pink Floyd Meddle 50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Steamhammer Mountains 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pink Floyd
The Dark Side Of The Moon
52 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Robert Wyatt
Nothing Can Stop Us
55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pink Floyd
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
54 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Marvin Gaye
The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye
40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Sven Libaek
To Ride A White Horse
35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Sven Libaek
Ron & Val Taylor’s Inner Space – Original Television Score
35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats
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Donnie & Joe Emerson Dreamin’ Wild 36 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Serge Gainsbourg
Histoire De Melody Nelson
38 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Last Poets This Is Madness 30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Brother Jack McDuff
Sophisticated Funk
35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Stray Cats Stray Cats 35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pere Ubu
Carnival Of Souls
45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Motörhead
What’s Words Worth? – Recorded Live
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pere Ubu
The Art Of Walking
45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Portishead Dummy 47 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Ween
Chocolate And Cheese
60 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Brother Jack McDuff
A Change Is Gonna Come
35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Labi Siffre
Crying Laughing Loving Lying
45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
King Tubby
Dub Mix Up – Rare Dubs 1975 – 1979
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Bob Marley & The Wailers Survival 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Dennis Brown
Visions Of Dennis Brown
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Tito Minott
Mon Keep It Crucial
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Augustus Pablo
Rockers International 2
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
King Tubby
Surrounded By The Dreads At The National Arena 26th. September 1975
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pat Kelly
Better Get Ready
25 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
U-Roy
Foundation Skank 1971-1975 Rare Sides By The DJ Originator
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
I-Roy
The Observer Book Of Roy Samuel Reid
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
King Jammy
Dubbing at King Tubby’s
45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Various
Black Solidarity Presents String Up The Sound System
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Augustus Pablo
Rockers International
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Tapper Zukie
The Man From Bozrah
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Labi Siffre
The Singer And The Song
40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Third World
Journey To Addis
45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Upsetters
Return of the Super Ape
30 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Augustus Pablo
Rockers At King Tubby’s
45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Labi Siffre Labi Siffre 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Various
Java Java Java Java
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The Skatalites
The Skatalites Play Ska
25 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Desmond Dekker The King Of Ska 60 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
X (10)
X-Citations: Best Of X And Rarities Vol 1
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Bad Brains Bad Brains 40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Black Flag Damaged 48 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Ramones
End Of The Century
35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Dead Kennedys
Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death
40 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Stooges The Stooges 45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Dead Kennedys
Bedtime For Democracy
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Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
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Ramones Road To Ruin 35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Dead Kennedys
In God We Trust, Inc.
45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Byrds
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
46 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! 35 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Byrds
Younger Than Yesterday
42 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Byrds
Mr. Tambourine Man
36 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Who
The Who Sell Out
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The Who My Generation 60 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Beach Boys
The Smile Sessions
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The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pink Floyd Animals 50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pink Floyd
Atom Heart Mother
50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here
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AC/DC Highway To Hell 55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
AC/DC Powerage 50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
AC/DC
Let There Be Rock
50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
AC/DC
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
AC/DC
If You Want Blood You’ve Got It
50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Michael Jackson Off The Wall 50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Michael Jackson Bad 47 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Michael Jackson Thriller 50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Neil Young Harvest 55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
52 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
David Bowie Hunky Dory 50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes 45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Velvet Underground
Live At Max’s Kansas City
55 Mint (M) Mint (M) N
David Bowie
ChangesOneBowie
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David Bowie
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
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David Bowie David Bowie 50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
David Bowie Pin Ups 50 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Pink Floyd The Wall 72 Mint (M) Mint (M) N
The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! – The Rolling Stones In Concert
55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Rolling Stones 12 X 5 55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
The Rolling Stones Some Girls 55 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Marcos Valle Marcos Valle 42 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
Bob Lind
Since There Were Circles
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Larry Maluma & Kalimba (8)
One Mans Poison
52 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N
James Brown
Say It Loud (I’m Black And I’m Proud)
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Throbbing Gristle
The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle
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Throbbing Gristle
Greatest Hits – Entertainment Through Pain
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Throbbing Gristle Heathen Earth 45 Near Mint (NM or M-) Near Mint (NM or M-) N

Blues CD’s in stock

 

Artist Title Label
Willie Nelson Across The Borderline Columbia
Buddy Miller Cruel Moon Hightone Records
Kevin Gordon Down To The Well Shanachie
Kevin Gordon Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son Shanachie
Ed Harcourt Here Be Monsters Heavenly
Whiskeytown Pneumonia Lost Highway
Tammy Rogers Tammy Rogers Dead Reckoning Records
Lisa Germano Slide 4AD
Lisa Germano Happiness 4AD, Play It Again Sam [PIAS]
Alison Krauss Now That I’ve Found You: A Collection Rounder Records
Jimmy Ryan Lost Diamond Angel CDFreedom.com, Ambitious Recordings
Wooden Leg Wooden Leg East Side Digital
Elmore James Let’s Cut It – The Very Best Of Elmore James Flair, Virgin Records America, Inc.
Bobby Charles Bobby Charles Bearsville, Stony Plain Records
Lightnin’ Hopkins Goin’ Away Original Blues Classics, Prestige Bluesville
Howlin’ Wolf Howlin’ At The Sun REDX Entertainment
Various Negro Blues And Hollers (The Library Of Congress Archive Of Folk Culture) Rounder Records
Al Green Greatest Hits The Right Stuff
Al Green Greatest Hits Hi Records, Hi Records
Jessie Mae Hemphill Feelin’ Good HMG, High Water Recording Company
Various Conmemorativo: A Tribute To Gram Parsons Rhino Entertainment Company
Clarence Brown San Antonio Ballbuster Charly Records
Various The Best Of Mountain Stage Live Volume One Blue Plate Music, This Way Up
Elmore James The Sky Is Crying: The History Of Elmore James Rhino Entertainment Company
Lowell Fulson Reconsider Baby Roots (6)
Rainer And Das Combo Barefoot Rock With Rainer And Das Combo Making Waves
Jimmy Rogers Walking By Myself Roots (6)
Various News & The Blues (Telling It Like It Is) CBS
Corey Harris Downhome Sophisticate Rounder Records
Alvin Youngblood Hart Big Mama’s Door Okeh, 550 Music
Alvin Youngblood Hart Start With The Soul Hannibal Records
Robbie Robertson Storyville Geffen Records
Albert King The Best Of Albert King
Stax, Festival Records Pty. Ltd., Festival Records (NZ) Ltd.
Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams Rough Trade
Lucinda Williams Essence Lost Highway, Lost Highway Records
Junior Kimbrough God Knows I Tried Fat Possum Records
Junior Kimbrough Most Things Haven’t Worked Out Fat Possum Records, Epitaph
Sleepy John Estes I Ain’t Gonna Be Worried No More 1929 – 1941 Yazoo
Clifton Chenier Bayou Blues Specialty
Various Masters Of The Delta Blues – The Friends Of Charlie Patton Yazoo
The Great Crusades Damaged Goods Checkered Past Records
Lonesome Bob Things Change Leaps Recordings
John Hiatt Hangin’ Around The Observatory Epic
Chris Cacavas & Junkyard Love Good Times Normal
Kieran Kane Shadows On The Ground Dead Reckoning Records
Beausoleil Bayou Cadillac Rounder Records
Terrance Simien There’s Room For Us All Black Top Records
Steve Earle Washington Square Serenade New West Records
The Del Lords Get Tough:The Best Of The Del-Lords Restless Records
Charles Jenkins Bungalow Parole Records (4)
Peter Bruntnell Normal For Bridgwater Slow River Records
Thin White Rope The Ruby Sea Frontier Records
Various Brazil Classics 1 – Beleza Tropical Luaka Bop
Davy Spillane Atlantic Bridge Tara
Carlos Gardel Tango Absolute Best Proper Records (2)
The Chieftains Tears Of Stone RCA Victor
Joyce & Banda Maluca Just A Little Bit Crazy Far Out Recordings, Far Out Recordings
Tom Russell Band Hurricane Season Sonet
Caetano Veloso A Foreign Sound Universal
Mark C. Halstead Before And After Love W. Minc
Bebel Gilberto Tanto Tempo Ziriguiboom, Crammed Discs
Susana Baca Espíritu Vivo Luaka Bop
Steeleye Span Spanning The Years EMI, Chrysalis
The Mendoza Line Lost In Revelry Misra
Various Cuba Hallmark Music & Entertainment
Various Music Rough Guides: Out Of This World World Music Network
Various Luaka Bop – Zero Accidents On The Job (10th Anniversary) Luaka Bop
Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club World Circuit, World Circuit
Kieran Kane Dead Rekoning Dead Reckoning Records
Sonny Landreth Outward Bound Volcano Entertainment, L.L.C.
Sonny Landreth Levee Town Sugar Hill Records (2)
Sonny Landreth South Of I-10 Zoo Entertainment, Praxis International
Steve Miller Band The Best Of 1968 – 1973 Capitol Records
Fila Brazillia Black Market Gardening Pork Recordings
Spring Heel Jack Busy Curious Thirsty Island Records, Trade 2
Jason Ringenberg All Over Creation Yep Roc Records
Suzy Bogguss & Chet Atkins Simpatico Liberty
Wylie & The Wild West Show Wylie & The Wild West Show Cross Three Records
Martyn Bennett Grit Real World Records, Virgin Music
Peter Elman Durango Saloon Acorn Music (2)
Gina Villalobos Rock’N’Roll Pony Laughing Outlaw Records
The Delgados The Great Eastern Mantra Recordings
The Blazers (3) East Side Soul Rounder Records
Zazie La Zizanie Mercury
Mylène Farmer Ainsi Soit Je… Polydor
Dave Alvin Museum Of Heart Hightone Records
Jackopierce Bringing On The Weather A&M Records
The Handsome Family Singing Bones Carrot Top Records
The Handsome Family Twilight Carrot Top Records
Lonesome Standard Time Lonesome As It Gets Sugar Hill Records (2)
Dave Alvin Every Night About This Time Demon Records
Chris Smither Small Revelations Hightone Records
Chris Smither Up On The Lowdown Hightone Records
Chris Smither Happier Blue Hightone Records
Keith Glass And The Tumblers Living Down My Past Virgin
Colin Linden Raised By Wolves Compass Records
Colin Linden Through The Storm Throught The Night True North Records
Hazeldine Double Back Okra-Tone Records
Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) Acony Records
Pinetop Seven Pinetop Seven Glitterhouse Records
Pinetop Seven Pinetop Seven Self-Help
Juliana Hatfield Gold Stars 1992-2002: The Juliana Hatfield Collection Zoë Records
Peter Case Torn Again Vanguard
David Wilcox What You Whispered Vanguard
Sue Foley Without A Warning Antone’s Records
Hot Tuna Pair A Dice Found Epic
Sonny Terry Featuring Johnny Winter, Willie Dixon, Styve Homnick I Think I Got The Blues Festival Records
Josh Rouse Home Slow River Records, Rykodisc
The Sonora Pine The Sonora Pine Quarterstick Records
The V-Roys Just Add Ice E-Squared
Ranch Romance Western Dream Sugar Hill Records (2)
David Olney Omar’s Blues Dead Reckoning Records
Lowlights Lowlights Darla Records
Garmarna Hildegard Von Bingen Northside
Hedningarna Trä Silence (3)
Acuff’s Rose Son Of The North Wind Last Call Records

Who likes fake news?  

Fake vinyl news is good news?

The Wall Street Journal Accused of Fabricating Info to Support Its Anti-Vinyl Articles

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil Shah allegedly twisted facts to fuel an anti-vinyl narrativevinyl records.

Despite growing consumer interest in vinyl, not everyone likes the format.  Take Wall Street Journal’s Neil Shah, for example.  He’s written two mostly negative pieces on the surge of vinyl.  However, according to Analog Planet, the notably cynical writer may have made up facts to support his position against the format.

In ‘The Biggest Music Comeback of 2014: Vinyl Records,’ Neil Shah wrote that the vinyl business ‘was on its last legs.’  He wrote,

The record-making business is stirring to life—but it’s still on its last legs.

Strong assertion.  Except the details seem suspect.  Enter Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer, who investigated Shah’s claims.  As Fremer points out, the facts contradict his statements.

Analyzing the article, Fremer discovered that Shah created a “phony narrative.” How did he manage to do that? By “selectively and cynically” using facts about vinyl records.Citing one example, the Wall Street Journal correspondent labeled Thai Plastic Chemicals as “a three-person shop in Long Beach, California.”  A quick Google search reveals that Thai Plastic Chemicals is a worldwide conglomerate based out of Thailand.

Unfazed by something called facts, Neil Shah doubled-down on his anti-vinyl narrative.  At one point, the WSJ correspondent said that despite music producers adding presses,

“there has yet to be a big move by entrepreneurs to inject capital and confidence into this largely artisanal industry.  Investors aren’t interested in sinking serious cash into an industry that represents 2% of total music sales.”

Several months prior to the article’s publication, the largest vinyl plant in the United States announced their expansion.  Nashville-based United Record Pressing said that they hoped to increase production by 30% in 2014.  In a statement to The Tennessean, Jay Millar, the company’s Director of Marketing, admitted that they couldn’t keep up with demand.  United Record Pressing already had six presses running 24 hours a day, six days a week.  This past June, Sony re-opened a vinyl pressing plant in Tokyo after thirty-years.  The push signals that major labels will once again revive vinyl sales.

But there’s more: just last week, Digital Music News pointed to a major investment in Innovative Technology Electronics Corp., maker of a revitalized Victrola turntable.  Kickstarter and crowdfunding initiatives have also pumped hundreds of thousands into newfangled vinyl ideas.

Continuing on his anti-vinyl tirade, Neil Shah recently published a new article on the Wall Street Journal.  Titled, ‘Why Vinyl’s Boom Is Over,’ the sub-header reads,

“As purists complain about low quality and high prices, vinyl sales taper off; Gillian Welch and David Rawlings cut their own records.”

Without giving any facts to back up his claims, The Wall Street Journal correspondent wrote,

Old LPs were cut from analog tapes—that’s why they sound so high quality.  But the majority of today’s new and re-issued vinyl albums—around 80% or more, several experts estimate—start from digital files, even lower-quality CDs.  These digital files are often loud and harsh-sounding, optimized for ear-buds, not living rooms.  So the new vinyl LP is sometimes inferior to what a consumer hears on a CD.

Michael Fremer called out Shah’s complete fabrication that 80% of new LPs are cut from CDs.

While probably a high percentage of new recordings released on vinyl are digitally sourced, the vast majority are cut using high resolution audio, usually 96/24 files, not CDs.

To feed his anti-vinyl narrative, the Wall Street Journal correspondent also incorrectly quoted Fremer.  Fremer says he never made this statement to the Journal:

“They’re re-issuing [old albums] and not using the original tapes” to save time and money, says Michael Fremer, editor of AnalogPlanet.com and one of America’s leading audio authorities.  “[They] have the tapes.  They could take them out and have it done right—by a good engineer. They don’t.”

Not content to incorrectly quote a fellow writer, Shah also spun Nielsen data to further his argument.

As more consumers discover this disconnect, vinyl sales are starting to slow. In the first half of 2015, sales of vinyl records jumped 38% compared to the same period the prior year, to 5.6 million units, Nielsen Music data show. A year later, growth slowed to 12%. This year, sales rose a modest 2%.

As Fremer points out, Neil Shah chose to omit key information. This includes that fact that American plans pressed well over twenty million records last year.  He also chose to use Nielsen/Soundscan’s post-Christmas rush sales chart, from January to June. Most retail sales occur during the Christmas rush, not after. Fremer explains,

What’s more, Shah’s assertion as to why sales were up only 2% in the first half of 2017 compared to the previous year are based on his fantasies not on facts.  He does not prove causality but blames it on prices and poor quality.

So, how accurate is Nielsen/Soundscan?  Can journalists and other writers depend on their reports?  Probably not.

Last week, contradicting Nielsen/Soundscan’s reports, Sony Music revealed that revenue from physical formats, namely CDs and vinyl, jumped to$304 million for Q1 2017.  It also reported increasing sales in prior financial quarters.

Neil Shah has yet to respond to the allegations that he fabricated quotes or used incorrect ‘facts’.   However, Fremer said that he will continue writing against Neil Shah’s false claims against vinyl.

Shah has published two absurd vinyl articles, one more dishonest and/or clueless than the other. He’s over. And if he’s not, I’ll still write that it is. And why not? He wrote that Vinyl’s boom is “over” and I promise you it is not.

New stock 21/7/17

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Phil Ochs – 1963 Demo Sessions (2LP)(Ltd.)
Various – That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz (2LP)(180g)
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (2LP)(180g)
King Tubby – Dub Mix Up: Rare Dubs (180g)
Various – Bob Dylan’s Greenwich Village Volume 2 (2LP)
Various – Living Is Hard: West African Music In Britain 1927-1929 (2LP)
Vince Guaraldi Trio, The – The Vince Guaraldi Trio
Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (180g)
Alton Ellis – Slummin
Labi Siffre – Crying Laughing Loving Lying (180g)(COLORED VINYL)
Various – The Rough Guide To Samba (LP+mp3)(180g)
Fela – He Miss Road (180g)
Fela – Roforofo Fight: Music Of Fela (180g)
Miltinho – Miltinho E’ Samba (180g)(LP+CD)
Labi Siffre – For The Children (180g)(COLORED VINYL)
Tappa Zukie – The Man From Bozrah (180g)
U Roy, Jah Stitich, Prince Jazzbo, I Roy, Etc. – The Deejays Meet Down Town 1975-198
Marvin Gaye – The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye (180g)
Isaac Hayes – Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack (2LP)(COLORED VINYL)
Labi Siffre – The Singer And The Song (180g)(COLORED VINYL)
Labi Siffre – Labi Siffre (180g)(COLORED VINYL)
Augustus Pablo, Impact All Stars – Java Java Java Java (Dub)
Tito Minott – Mon, Keep It Crucial
Barrington Levy – Reggae Anthology: Sweet Reggae Music
I Roy – The Observer Book Of I Roy
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (180g)(Tip-on)
Lee Perry – Return Of The Super Ape (Upsetters)
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (180g)
Abyssinians – Satta
King Jammy – Dubbing At King Tubby’s (180g)
U Roy – Foundation Skank: Rare Sides By The DJ Originator
King Tubby – Surrounded By The Dreads At The National Arena
Cramps, The – Live At The Keystone Club 1979: FM Broadcast (Ltd.)
Dennis Brown – Visions Of Dennis Brown
Congos – Heart Of The Congos
Rod Stewart – Gasoline Alley (180g)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II (180g)
Pat Kelly – Better Get Ready (180g)
Miles Davis – In A Silent Way (180g)
Culture – Two Sevens Clash
Augustus Pablo, Jacob Miller, Hugh Mundell, Etc. – Rockers International 2
Augustus Pablo – This Is Augustus Pablo
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames – Rhythm & Blues At The Camden Theatre (Record
Various – Hipsters 3: A Third Collection Of Contemporary Mod & Garage Bands
Zion Train, Violinbwoy, Numa Crew, Etc. – Steppin’ Forward Remixed
Augustus Pablo – King David’s Melody
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (180g)
Lee Perry – Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread
Rod Taylor, Triston Palmer, Ashanti Waugh, Etc. – String Up The Sound SystemAC / DC 74 Jailbreak (180 Gram)
AC / DC Back In Black (180 Gram Vinyl)
AC / DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC / DC High Voltage (180 Gram)
AC / DC Highway To Hell
AC / DC If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (180 Gram)
AC / DC Let There Be Rock
AC / DC Powerage (180 Gram)
AC / DC Stiff Upper Lip
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS The 13th Floor Elevators (180 Gram Vinyl)
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Easter Everywhere
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Easter Everywhere (180 Gram Vinyl)
Abyssinians Satta
AFRO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Soul Of A People
Al GREEN Explores Your Mind
AL GREEN Greatest Hits (180 Gram)
AL GREEN I’m Still In Love With You (180 Gram)
AL GREEN Let’s Stay Together (180 Gram)
ALBERT KING Live Wire / Blues Power
ALBERT KING With STEVIE RAY VAUGHN In Session
ALEXIS KORNER R&B From The Marquee
AMON DUUL II Hijack
AMON DUUL II Made In Germany
AMON DUUL II Hijack (180 Gram Vinyl)
AMON DUUL II Hijack (Colored Vinyl)
AMON DUUL II Made In Germany (180 Gram Vinyl)
AMY WINEHOUSE Back To Black
AMY WINEHOUSE Hidden Treasures (180 Gram – 2 LP’s 45 RPM)
ANN PEEBLES I Can’t Stand The Rain (MP3 Download)
ANN PEEBLES Part Time Love
ANN PEEBLES The Handwriting Is On The Wall (MP3 Download)
ANTHRAX I’m The Man
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE We Are The League (200 Gram Vinyl)
ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS There’s Gonna Be A Showdown
ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS I Can’t Stop Dancing
ARCHIE SHEPP Live In Antibes (Vol. 1) 180 Gram Vinyl
ARCHIE SHEPP Live In Antibes (Vol. 2) 180 Gram Vinyl
ARCHIE SHEPP Poem For Malcom (180 Gram Vinyl)
ARCHIE SHEPP Yasmina, A Black Woman (180 Gram Vinyl)
ARCHIE SHEPP Live At The Panafrican Festival (180 gram)
ART BLAKEY Free For All
ART BLAKEY Mosaic
ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS Kyoto
ART BLAKEY’S JAZZ MESSENGERS Hard Drive
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Reese And The Smooth Ones (180 Gram)
ART FARMER Baroque Sketches
ART FARMER QUINTET The Time And The Place
Augustus Pablo Rockers International
Augustus Pablo This is Augustus Pablo
BABY HUEY The Living Legend – The Baby Huey Story
BAD BRAINS Bad Brains – First Album (MP3)
BAR-KAYS Contagious
BEACH BOYS Pet Sounds (180 Gram)
BEACH BOYS The Smile Sessions (2 – 180 Gram LP’s)
BEASTIE BOYS Hello Nasty (2 180 Gram LP’s)
BEASTIE BOYS Solid Gold Hits (2 LP’s)
BEASTIE BOYS The Mix-Up
BIG BILL BROONZY An Evening With Big Bill Broonzy
BIG BILL BROONZY And Washboard Sam
BIG BILL BROONZY Do That Guitar Rag 1928 – 1935 (180 Gram)
BIG BILL BROONZY The Blues
BIG BILL BROONZY The Young Big Bill Broonzy (180 Gram)
BIG STAR Radio City
BLIND BOY FULLER (Crumb Cover) Truckin’ My Blues Away (180 Gram)
BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON His Story
BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON Praise God I’m Satisfied (180 Gram)
BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON Sweeter As The Years Go By (180 Gram)
BLIND WILLIE McTELL Atlanta Twelve String (180 Gram Vinyl)
BLIND WILLIE McTELL Atlanta Twelve String (Colored Vinyl)
BLIND WILLIE McTELL Blind Willie McTell 1927 – 1935 (180 Gram)
BLIND WILLIE McTELL The Early Years 1927 – 1933
BO CARTER (Crumb Cover) Banana In Your Fruit Basket – Red Hot Blues 1931 – 1936 (180 Gram)
BOB MARLEY Lee Scratch Perry Masters
BOB MARLEY Legend – The Best Of
BOB MARLEY Rasta Revolution
BOB MARLEY Soul Rebels
BOBBY WOMACK Across 110th Street
BOBBY WOMACK Communication
BOBBY WOMACK Facts Of Life
BOBBY WOMACK Lookin’ For A Love Again
BOBBY WOMACK Safety Zone
BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS Sex and Violence (2 LP’s)
BOOKER T. & THE M.G.’S McLemore Avenue
BROTHER JACK McDUFF A Change Is Gonna Come
BYRDS Mr. Tambourine Man
BYRDS Turn! Turn! Turn!
CAN Out Of Reach (180 Gram Pressing)
CAN Rite Time
CAN Soundtracks – Remastered Edition (includes digital download)
CHARLEY PATTON Founder Of The Delta Blues (180 Gram – 2 LP’s)
CHARLIE MINGUS / DIZZY GILLESPIE The Quintet – Jazz At Massey Hall
CHARLIE PARKER Bird At St. Nick’s
CHOCOLATE WATCH BAND One Step Beyond (180 Gram)
CHUCK WILLIS The King Of The Stroll
CHUCK WILLIS Wails The Blues
Congos Congo Ashanti
CRIMINAL MINDED Boogie Down Productions
CURTIS MAYFIELD Super Fly
CURTIS MAYFIELD Back To The World
CURTIS MAYFIELD Curtis (Colored Vinyl)
CURTIS MAYFIELD Roots (Colored Vinyl)
DAVID BOWIE Aladdin Sane (180 Gram)
DAVID BOWIE David Bowie aka Space Oddity (180 Gram)
DAVID BOWIE Hunky Dory (180 Gram)
DAVID BOWIE Pinups (180 Gram)
DAVID BOWIE The Man Who Sold The World (180 Gram)
DEAD KENNEDYS Bedtime For Democracy
DEAD KENNEDYS Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegatables (180 Gram)
DEAD KENNEDYS Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (180 Gram)
DEAD KENNEDYS In God We Trust
DEAD KENNEDYS Plastic Surgery Disasters
DESCENDENTS All
DESCENDENTS I Don’t Want To Grow Up
DESCENDENTS Liveage
DESCENDENTS Milo Goes To College
DESMOND DEKKER Rude Boy Ska (180 Gram Vinyl)
DESMOND DEKKER The King Of Ska (180 Gram)
DR. DRE The Chronic (2 LP’s)
DR. JOHN The Sun Moon & Herbs (180 Gram Pressing)
ELECTRIC PRUNES I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
ERIC DOLPHY Out There
ERIC DOLPHY Outward Bound
FELA RANSOME KUTI & THE AFRICA Confusion
FELA RANSOME KUTI & THE AFRICA Live with Ginger Baker (180 gram)
FELA RANSOME KUTI & THE AFRICA Shakara (180 gram)
FELA RANSOME KUTI & THE AFRICA 70 Gentleman
FUNKADELIC America Eats Its Young (2 LP’s)
FUNKADELIC Let’s Take It To The Stage
FUNKADELIC Cosmic Slop
G.G. ALLIN Hated In The Nation
GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION Graham Central Station (180 Gram Virgin Vinyl)
GRAM PARSONS The Early Years 1963 – 1965
GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE The Message
HERBIE HANCOCK Empyrean Isles
HERBIE HANCOCK Speak Like A Child
HERBIE HANCOCK Thrust (180 Gram Pressing)
HERBIE HANCOCK The Prisoner
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P.-The Quintet (2 LP’s)
HOWLIN’ WOLF Heart Like Railroad Steel
IGGY AND THE STOOGES More Power
IRON MAIDEN Iron Maiden (180 Gram)
IRON MAIDEN Killers (180 Gram)
IRON MAIDEN Live After Death (2 180 Gram LP’s)
IRON MAIDEN Piece Of Mind (180 Gram)
IRON MAIDEN Somewhere in Time (180 Gram)
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (180 Gram)
IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (180 Gram)
JIMI HENDRIX Axis: Bold As Love (180 Gram Pressing)
JIMI HENDRIX Band Of Gypsys (180 Gram)
JIMI HENDRIX Electric Ladyland (2 LP’s – 180 Gram Pressing)
JIMI HENDRIX Live At Berkeley (2 LP’s – 180 Gram Vinyl)
JIMI HENDRIX Miami Pop Festival (2 200 Gram LP’s & Booklet)
JIMI HENDRIX People, Hell And Angels (2 200 Gram LP’s)
JIMI HENDRIX Rainbow Bridge – Soundtrack (200 Gram Vinyl)
JIMI HENDRIX The Cry Of Love (200 Gram – Audiophile Pressing)
JIMI HENDRIX Valleys Of Neptune (2 LP’s – 180 Gram Pressing)
JIMI HENDRIX Hendrix In The West (2 LP’s – 180 Gram Audiophile Pressing)
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Axis: Bold As Love – Mono (200 Gram)
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Smash Hits (Includes poster)
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Live at Monterey (180 gram)
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Winterland (8 LP box set)
JIMMY SMITH Back At The Chicken Shack
JIMMY SMITH Midnight Special
JIMMY SMITH Paid In Full
JOHN COLTRANE Ballads (180 Gram Vinyl/Gatefold/Audiophile)
JOHN COLTRANE Blue Train
JOHN COLTRANE Coltrane
JOHN COLTRANE Coltrane Jazz (180 Gram)
JOHN COLTRANE Coltrane Jazz (HQ – 180 Gram Vinyl)
JOHN COLTRANE Coltrane Time
JOHN COLTRANE Creation
JOHN COLTRANE Crescent (180 Gram Vinyl/Gatefold/Audiophile)
JOHN COLTRANE Impassioned Tenor-Man
JOHN COLTRANE John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman (180 Gram Vinyl/Gatefold/Audiophile)
JOHN COLTRANE Live At The Village Vanguard Again! (180 Gram Vinyl/Gatefold/Audiophile)
JOHN COLTRANE Lush Life
JOHN COLTRANE Settin’ The Pace
JOHN COLTRANE Soultrane
JOHN COLTRANE Standard Coltrane
JOHN COLTRANE The Last Trane
JOHN COLTRANE Coltrane (Audiophile Remastering-180g Virgin Vinyl)
JOHN COLTRANE Sun Ship (180 Gram Vinyl/Gatefold/Audiophile)
JOHN COLTRANE Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane
JOHN COLTRANE Traneing In
JOHN FAHEY Blind Joe Death
JOHN LEE HOOKER I Feel Good
JOHN LEE HOOKER On The Waterfront
JOHN LEE HOOKER That’s My Story
JOHN LEE HOOKER The Cream Of John Lee Hooker (2 LP’s)
JOHN LEE HOOKER The Real Folk Blues
JUDAS PRIEST Screaming For Vengeance (Picture Disc)
JUDAS PRIEST Rocka Rolls (180 Gram Vinyl)
JUNIOR PARKER Honey-Drippin’ Blues
JUNIOR WELLS Blues Hit Big Town (Muddy Waters / Elmore James)
JUNIOR WELLS Hoodoo Man Blues
JUNIOR WELLS Southside Blues Jam (Otis Spann / Buddy Guy)
KING CURTIS Plays The Great Memphis Hits
KING OF COMEDY (Pretenders / Van Morrison) Original Soundtrack
KINKS Face To Face – 50th Anniversary (180 Gram)
KINKS Kinda Kinks (180 Gram Vinyl)
KINKS The Kinks – 50th Anniversary (180 Gram)
LAST POETS This Is Madness
LEADBELLY Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
LEE DORSEY Night People (Alan Toussaint)
LEE DORSEY Ride Your Pony – Get Out Of My Life
LEE DORSEY Working In A Coal Mine
LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Blue Lightnin’
LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Lightnin’ Hopkins In New York
LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS The Great Electric Show And Dance
LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Walkin’ This Road By Myself
LIGHTNING HOPKINS The Blues
LOU REED Rock N Roll Animal “Sweet Jane / Heroin”
LOU REED Transformer “Walk On The Wild Side”
MEGADEATH Peace Sells, But Who’s Buying?
MEGADEATH Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? (180 Gram)
MEGADEATH Rust In Peace (180 Gram)
MEGADEATH Rust In Peace (180 Gram)
MEGADEATH So Far, So Good, So What! (180 Gram)
MEMPHIS JUG BAND Memphis Jug Band (2 180 Gram LP’s)
MEMPHIS SLIM I Find Blues Everywhere (180 Gram / CD)
MEMPHIS SLIM Memphis Slim
METALLICA Kill ’em All
METALLICA Master of Puppets
METALLICA Metallica (2 LP’s)
METALLICA Ride The Lightning (180 gram)
METALLICA And Justice For All (2 LP’s)
METERS Look-Ka Py Py (180 Gram Vinyl)
METERS Struttin (180 Gram Vinyl)
METERS The Meters “Cissy Strut” (Colored Vinyl)
METERS The Meters (Cissy Strut) 180 Gram Vinyl
METERS Look-Ka Py Py (Colored Vinyl)
METERS Struttin’ (Colored Vinyl)
METERS Cabbage Alley
MICHAEL JACKSON Bad
MICHAEL JACKSON Thriller
MICHAEL JACKSON Off The Wall
MILES DAVIS At Carnegie Hall Volume 2
MILES DAVIS Bags Groove
MILES DAVIS Blue Haze
MILES DAVIS Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet
MILES DAVIS In A Silent Way (180 Gram)
MILES DAVIS Miles Smiles (180 Gram)
MILES DAVIS My Funny Valentine (180 Gram)
MILES DAVIS .
MILES DAVIS Porgy And Bess – Mono (HQ-180 RTI Pressing)
MILES DAVIS Quintet / Sextet
MILES DAVIS Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet
MILES DAVIS Round About MIdnight – Mono (HQ-180 RTI Pressing)
MILES DAVIS Someday My Prince Will Come – Mono (HQ-180 RTI Pressing)
MILES DAVIS The New Miles Davis Quintet
MILES DAVIS Volume 1
MILES DAVIS Volume 2
MILES DAVIS Walkin’
MILES DAVIS Kind Of Blue (HQ-180 RTI Pressing)
MILES DAVIS Sketches Of Spain (Mono – HQ180 RTI Vinyl)
MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT 1928 Sessions (Colored Vinyl)
MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS Complete Works In Chronological Order 3 (180 Gram)
MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS Volume 4 – Complete Recorded Works 1932 – 1934
MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS Volume 5 – Complete Recorded Works 1934 – 1936
MOTORHEAD Bomber
MOTORHEAD What’s Words Worth
MOTORHEAD Iron Fist
MOTORHEAD Rock ‘n’ Roll
MUDDY WATERS Mud In Your Ear
MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy
MULATU AND HIS ETHIOPIAN QUINTET Mulatu Of Ethiopia (Colored Vinyl)
MULATU AND HIS ETHIOPIAN QUINTET Afro-Latin Soul (180 Gram)
N.W.A. Greatest Hits (2 LP’s)
N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton (180 Gram / Download)
N.W.A. 100 Miles And Runnin’
NEIL YOUNG Zuma
NEW ORLEANS 1924-1925 Johnny DeDroit/Rhythm Kings/Crescent City Jazzers
NEW ORLEANS RHYTHM KINGS Feat. Jelly Roll Morton
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS From Her To Eternity (180 Gram / Download)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Let Love In (180 Gram / Download)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS No More Shall We Part (180 Gram / Download / 3 Sides)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Tender Pray (180 Gram / Download)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS The Firstborn Is Dead (180 Gram / Download)
NICK DRAKE Five Leaves Left (180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl / Download)
NICK DRAKE Pink Moon (180 Gram)
NICO All Tomorrow’s Parties
ORNETTE COLEMAN Free Jazz (180 Gram)
ORNETTE COLEMAN In All Languages (2 LP’s)
ORNETTE COLEMAN The Music Of Ornette Coleman: Something Else
ORNETTE COLEMAN Tomorrow Is The Question
OS MUTANTES E Seus Cometas No Pais Do Baurets (180 Gram)
OTIS SPANN Otis Spann Is The Blues
OTIS SPANN The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Fleetwood Mac)
PHAROAH SANDERS Journey To The One (2 LP’s)
PHAROAH SANDERS Live….Walter Booker – John Hicks – Idris Muhammad
PHAROAH SANDERS Rejoice (2 LP’s)
PIXIES Bossanova
PIXIES Come On Pilgrim
PIXIES Doolittle
PIXIES Indie Cindy (2 LP’s)
PIXIES Surfer Rosa
PUBLIC ENEMY It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (180 Gram / Download)
PUBLIC ENEMY Planet Earth The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Greatest Rap Hits (Picture Disc)
PUBLIC ENEMY Yo! Bum Rush The Show
PULP FICTION Original Soundtrack (180 Gram)
R.L. BURNSIDE A Bothered Mind (180 Gram Vinyl – MP3 Download)
R.L. BURNSIDE Burnside On Burnside
R.L. BURNSIDE Come On In (180 Gram Vinyl – MP3 Download)
R.L. BURNSIDE First Recordings (180 Gram)
R.L. BURNSIDE Too Bad Jim (180 Gram Vinyl – MP3 Download)
RAMONES End Of The Century (Colored Vinyl)
RAMONES Leave Home (Colored Vinyl)
RAMONES Road To Ruin (Colored Vinyl)
RAMONES Ramones (180 gram)
RESERVOIR DOGS Original Soundtrack
RESIDENTS Duck Stab (Download)
RESIDENTS Eskimo (Download Code)
RESIDENTS Fingerprince (Download Code)
RESIDENTS Mush-Room (Free Download Code)
RESIDENTS Not Available (Free Download)
RESIDENTS Sonidos De La Noche – Coochie Brake (Free Download)
RESIDENTS The Third Reich ‘N Roll (Download Code)
RESIDENTS Meet The Residents (Download Code)
RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES Soul Message
RICHARD HELL AND THE VOIDOIDS Blank Generation (Colored Vinyl)
ROBERT WYATT Nothing Can Stop Us (180 Gram / CD)
ROBERT WYATT Robert Wyatt ’68
ROBERT WYATT Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard (180 Gram / CD)
ROLLING STONES 12 X 5
ROLLING STONES Beggars Banquet (180 Gram Clear Vinyl LP’s)
ROLLING STONES Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out (Clear Vinyl)
ROLLING STONES Hot Rocks (2 180 Gram Clear Vinyl LP’s)
ROLLING STONES Let It Bleed (180 Gram Clear Vinyl LP’s)
ROLLING STONES Some Girls
ROLLING STONES Sticky Fingers
ROLLING STONES Exile On Main Street (2 LP’s)
ROY AYERS Daddy Bug
SAM COOKE Portrait Of A Legend 1951 – 1964 (2 180 Gram LP’s)
SEEDS Seeds – Deluxe Edition (2 LP’s)
SHUGGIE OTIS Freedom Flight (180 Gram)
SHUGGIE OTIS Here Comes Shuggie Otis (180 Gram)
SHUGGIE OTIS In Session (2 LP’s)
SHUGGIE OTIS Inspiration Information (180 Gram)
SKIP JAMES The Complete 1931 Session (180 Gram)
SLAYER Christ Illusion (180 Gram)
SLAYER Decade Of Agression Live (2 180 Gram LP’s)
SLAYER Diabolus In Musica (180 Gram)
SLAYER God Hates Us All (180 Gram)
SLAYER Hell Awaits (Picture Disc)
SLAYER Reign In Blood (180 Gram)
SLAYER Seasons In The Abyss (180 Gram)
SLAYER South Of Heaven (180 Gram)
SLAYER World Painted Blood (180 Gram)
SLIM HARPO Raining In My Heart
SMALL FACES The Autumn Stone (2 LP’s)
SON HOUSE The Real Delta Blues
SON HOUSE / J.D. SHORT Delta Blues
SONICS This Is The Sonics
SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON More Real Folk Blues
SONNY ROLLINS Plus 4 (Clifford Brown / Max Roach)
SONNY ROLLINS Saxophone Colossus
SONNY ROLLINS Saxophone Colossus
SONNY ROLLINS Tenor Madness
SONNY ROLLINS Volume 1
SONNY ROLLINS A Night At The Village Vanguard
STOOGES The Stooges (180 gram)
STOOGES (Iggy Pop) Fun House (180 Gram)
SYD BARRETT Barrett (180 Gram Vinyl)
SYD BARRETT Opel (180 Gram Vinyl)
TERRY HUFF AND SPECIAL DELIVERY The Lonely One (Original Pressing)
TERRY RILEY A Rainbow In Curved Air (180 Gram)
TERRY RILEY In C (180 Gram)
THELONIOUS MONK And Sonny Rollins
THELONIOUS MONK Genius Of Modern Music
THELONIOUS MONK Genius Of Modern Music
THELONIOUS MONK Misterioso
THELONIOUS MONK Monk. (180 Gram)
THELONIOUS MONK Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington
THELONIOUS MONK The Man I Love
THELONIOUS MONK The Unique Thelonious Monk
THELONIOUS MONK With John Coltrane
THELONIOUS MONK Brilliant Corners
THELONIOUS MONK It’s Monk Time (180 Gram)
THELONIOUS MONK Monk. (180 Gram)
THELONIOUS MONK Monk’s Blues (180 Gram)
THELONIOUS MONK Misterioso (180 gram)
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBEAKERS You’re Gonna Get It
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBEAKERS You’re Gonna Get It (colored vinyl)
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS Hard Promises
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS 1st LP (180 gram)
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS You’re Gonna Get It
TOWNES VAN ZANDT For The Sake Of The Song (MP3 Download)
TOWNES VAN ZANDT In The Beginning
TOWNES VAN ZANDT Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, TX (2 180 Gram LP’s)
TOWNES VAN ZANDT Our Mother The Mountain (180 Gram)
TRAFFIC Mr Fantasy
VINCE GUARALDI TRIO A Charlie Brown ChristmasIMG_20170715_112217

Still a Fad? Vinyl Records Return to 1991 Sales Levels

 

Sales of vinyl records refuse to stop exploding!  In 2016, LPs, EPs, and 45s returned to sales volumes not seen since 1991.  But does this party end?

It’s been a storied resurgence for vinyl records, which now include LP, EPs, and even 45s.  Once considered a short-lived fad, this comeback has been going for ten strong years.

And, counting.  According to the latest data, sales of vinyl records are now back to early-1990s volumes.  According to data shared by British industry group BPI, vinyl record sales gained 53% in the UK alone last year.  That brings the total to 3.2 million, exactly the same volumes recorded in 1991.

What the Vinyl Records Comeback Really Looks Like…

In the US, a similar surge is happening.  That makes sense, given the cultural similarities of the two countries.  According to data shared by BuzzAngle Music, vinyl record sales gained an impressive 25.9 percent last year, to 7.2 million units.

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/01/03/vinyl-records-sales-1991/

Interview with Oz mastering genius, Don Bartley

The Origin of The Rarest and Most Sought After Pressing of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” | Analog Planet

AnalogPlanet reader Bill Wright interviews Australian mastering engineer Don Bartley, who cut lacquers back in 1983 for what many consider to be the best sounding and certainly the rarest pressing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, produced by EMI Australia for the 1983 Sydney Audio Show. Fewer than five hundred copies were pressed.

Mr. Wright tells the story, followed by his interview with mastering engineer Bartley:

It began for all of us differently, and the result was usually the same. For me, it happened during a humid summer day in Tokyo, back in 1969.

To a young boy from San Francisco, Japan was a fantastic landscape. Western fashion had taken hold, but many residents still wore the traditional clothing. Women drifted by in kimonos, their fabric awash in bold graphic designs. Children in school uniforms safely walked the streets alone, cartoon art flourished on every newsstand, and cherry blossom trees lined the streets.

My father was an American advertising executive assigned to Japan Air Lines, and had been transferred to Yokohama. And my mother was a bit of a bohemian – born in Paris during the 1920’s, her parents were members of the Lost Generation. She was happy to be in Japan, but realized we still needed a connection to home. So one hot summer day, we rode a crowded train to a Tokyo theater specializing in American movies.

We arrived and took our seats, the aisles crowded with expatriates. The first film was “Marooned,” about astronauts stranded in space. The special effects were state of the art, with our friends the Russians saving the day at the end. But then the second feature started to roll – the movie was “Yellow Submarine.”

I was transfixed. The landscapes and characters were a radical departure from the usual Disney cartoons, and the vertical Japanese subtitles on the left side of the screen completed the surreal effect. A wide range of cinematic styles and techniques were used to create a strange, bold vision. But it was the music and sound that captivated me.

It was amazing to hear at that age. It evoked a haunting, hallucinogenic world. The soundtrack was a combination of elements – classical, Indian sitar, English vaudeville and psychedelic rock. And when I returned home, I begged my mother for a record player. Soon, a red and white plastic clamshell model arrived, along with a Japanese pressing of Yellow Submarine.

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Records: a musical timeline

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With vinyl records making a powerful comeback, we take the time to follow the journey of this media format, now seemingly reborn for younger generations. From Edison and RCA, right through to recently released figures, a musical timeline.

 

1877 – Thomas Edison creates first phonograph to record and play sound.

1881 – Charles Tainter makes first lateral-cut records.

1888 – Emile Berliner invents gramophone to play 7- inch discs.

1906 – The Victor Talking Machine Company introduces ‘Victrola’,an upright playing machine.

1921 – Popularity of radio causes a dip in record sales.

1921 – Independent record companies can now make their own lateral cut records.

1930 – Bing Crosby releases ‘I Remember Dear’.

1939 – Magnetic tape to record sound is invented.

1940 – Vinyl is now used to make records, not shellac.

1951 – The first jukebox playing 7-inch 45 rpm records.

1963 – The first compact audio cassette.

1975 – The scratch is invented.

1980s– 12- inch disco records contribute to the rise of House

1982- The first digital CD discs are marketed.

1988 – For the first time, CDs outsell records. CDs and cassettes become dominant musical formats.

2001 – The turntable is formally recognised as an instrument.

It is now 2016 The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) releases figures showing vinyl sales earned the record industry £2.4m in week 48 of 2016 with downloads only producing £2.1m.