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33⅓ series

Sales of vinyl records began plummeting in the last decades of the 20th century, and by 2004, they were virtually considered a dead medium. That’s the year David Barker began to publish a series of miniature books under the name 33 1/3.

Read the full LA times article here

‘A Cat In The Brain’ soundtrack coming to wax

Lucio Fulci’s A Cat In The Brain, the 1990 horror film where a serial killer stalks a director (and kills others based on scenes in his movies), is having its soundtrack released onto vinyl for the first time by Mondo. The news comes courtesy of Badass Digest, as do the pressing details.

  • Artwork by We Buy Your Kids
  • Liner Notes from Fabio Frizzi
  • 180-Gram Black
  • Randomly Inserted Brain Colored

 

‘Big Lebowski’ soundtrack coming back to vinyl?

According to an Amazon listing, we could get another pressing of the Big Lebowski soundtrack, set for release this November. There’s copies of the latest import version over at Sound Stage Direct, but it’s about $10 more expensive.

The new, American run is reportedly being released on November 25th. You can see the standard tracklisting (don’t know if this will be deluxe or anything), below.

Side 1
1. Bob Dylan – The Man In Me
2. Captain Beefheart – Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
3. Elvis Costello – My Mood Swings
4. Yma Sumac – Ataypura
5. Piero Piccioni – Traffic Boom
6. Nina Simone – I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
7. Moondog with Orchestra – Stamping Ground
8. Kenny Rogers & The First Edition – Just Dropped In (To See What
Condition My Condition Was In)
Side 2
1. Meredith Monk – Walking Song
2. Gluck Das Mir Verblieb – from the opera “Die Tote Stadt”
3. Henry Mancini – Lujon
4. Gipsy Kings – Hotel California
5. Carter Burwell – Wie Glauben
6. Townes Van Zandt – Dead Flowers

Source: Modern Vinyl

‘Batman’ TV OST up for pre-order

The Batman television soundtrack is coming back to vinyl, according to a listing at Amazon.

It’s scheduled to be released on October 7th. The whole series is being released on Blu-Ray and DVD in November.

Here’s details of the tracklist

1. Batman Theme – written by Neal Hefti
2. Batman Riddles the Riddler! – Or – (Hi Diddle Riddle)
3. Voice actor, The Riddler – Frank Gorshin
4. Batus! – A-Go! Go! – or (I Shouldn’t Wish to Attract Attention)
5. Two Perfectly Ordinary People – Or – (!!!)
6. Holy-Hole-In-The-Doughnut – Or – (Robin, You’ve Done It Again!)
7. Batman Pows The Penguin – Or – (Aha, My Fine-Feathered Finks!)
8. Voice Actor (The Penguin) – Burgess Meredith
9. To The Batmobile!
10. Batman Blues
11. Holy Flypaper
12. Batman Thaws Mr. Freeze – Or – (That’s The Way The Ice-Cube Crumbles!)
13. Voice Actor (Mr. Freeze) – George Sanders
14. Gotham City
15. Zelda Tempts Batman – Or (Must He Go It Alone???)
16. Voice Actor (Elvol Ekdol) – Jack Kruschen Voice Actor (Zelda) – Anne Baxter

‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ picture discs revealed

On October 7th, Hot Topic will begin selling a double picture disc pressing of the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack. They’ve now revealed the images (shown above).

Source: Modern Vinyl

Bruce Springsteen is adding a new vocation to his resume, children’s book author.

Springsteen and Frank Caruso will release their book, Outlaw Pete, on November 4 via Simon and Schuster.

Described by the publisher as a book “about a bank-robbing baby whose exploits become a meditation on sin, fate, and free will”, the story is based on the song of the same name from Springsteen’s album Working on a Dream which was, in turn, inspired by the 1950 children’s book Brave Cowboy Bill, also released by Simon and Schuster.

Frank Caruso is a writer and cartoonist who created the illustrations for the book “When Bruce wrote Outlaw Pete he didn’t just write a great song, he created a great character. The first time I heard the song this book played out in my head. Like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dorothy Gale and for me, even Popeye, Outlaw Pete cuts deep into the folklore of our country and weaves its way into the fabric of great American literary characters.”

Jonathan Karp, president of Simon and Schuster, added “This book will be treasured by anyone who appreciates Bruce Springsteen’s unique gifts as a storyteller. Frank Caruso’s illustrations vibrantly capture the spirit of Springsteen’s work.”

Source: VVN

AC/DC‘s drummer has confirmed that the next AC/DC album is finished and was done in just 10 days. Rudd says the album is “stunning”.

AC/DC have surrounded the album in secrecy to the point where Phil says he doesn’t know any of the song titles. “We don’t get the words, we just play the rhythm,” he said.

With founding member Malcolm Young out of the band because of illness, Phil Rudd has confirmed that Young’s nephew Stevie Young is the guitarist on the new album. “Absolutely. I enjoyed playing with Stevie. I won’t say it was easy but I was very comfortable in that situation. I don’t make hard work out of it. In 10 days it was done”.

AC/DC have a reputation as being one of the hardest working bands in the business. In the early days in Australia AC/DC recorded all day and played all night. Their first five albums were released in just 2 ½ years. “We are a hard working band,” Phil says. “There was eight years between the last two tours and rightly so. You need eight years off. We have always worked hard. It is a hard working band. You know you are going to work fucking hard or you are out. I love it. It is the best gig you could possibly have as a drummer”.

Meanwhile, while we await the next AC/DC album, Phil Rudd has released his first solo album Head Job. Head Job was recorded over the past 20 years in New Zealand with Phil’s friends, NZ musos Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin.

Source: Noise11

Dave-Davies-open-to-Kinks-reunion

Dave Davies has confirmed that he is finally interested in getting back together his brother Ray for a Kinks reunion.

‘I would love to do some form of a Kinks reunion with Ray,’ Dave posted on Facebook.

Dave has been the reluctant one to reform the band has have previously shot down reports of a reunion.

After a report surfaced about a Kinks reunion in June Dave dismissed the possibility telling fans on Facebook ‘I met and talked with Ray but nothing has been agreed on yet.’

The musical reunion of Dave and Ray Davies may not be a nostalgia trip. ‘We both agree we don’t want to do old stuff or tour with past hits. It’s got to be something new,’ Ray told the Sunday Times in June.

The Kinks came to prominence with their third single ‘You Really Got Me’ in 1964. The song was released 50 years this week in the USA.

Source: Noise11

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Following yesterday’s announcement detailing the revised September 29th UK release date for Mr. Big’s forthcoming studio album …The Stories We Could Tell (Sept 30th in North America), the band have today confirmed Matt Starr as drummer Pat Torpey’s replacement on their upcoming 2014 World Tour.

Starr, currently Ace Frehley’s drummer, will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease) throughout Mr. Big’s tour in support of the new album.

The album is available for pre-order via Amazon UK. Mr. Big kick off their European tour on Friday October 17th at London’s Koko. Visit the official Mr. Big website for full 2014 tour dates.

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A quick update to yesterday’s post. The Kettering fair I had listed for Saturday has been cancelled so the weekend’s fairs look like this….

Friday
29th CROMER – Community Centre, Garden Street – Sound And Vision Alan 07841922678
29th RUTHERGLEN – Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre, 212-218 Main St G73 2LS  – Allander Record Fairs

Saturday
30th BURY ST EDMUNDS – The Centre, St Johns Street – Bury St Edmunds Record & Music Memorabilia Fair
30th COVENTRY – Methodist Central Hall, Warwick Lane, City Centre, CV1 2HA – http://www.vinylbank.co.uk
30th CROMER – Community Centre, Garden Street – Sound And Vision Alan 07841922678
30th EDINBURGH – Cafe Camino, Little King Street – andmorerecords
30th EXETER – Corn Exchange, Market Street EX1 1BW – exeterrecordfair.com
30th FELIXSTOWE – Mannings Amusement Park, Sea Road – Stan 017974157788
30th INVERURIE – Inverurie Locos FC, Harlow Road AB414SG – maidinvinyl.co.uk
30th KETTERING – CANCELLED
30th LONDON – Dalston Jazz Bar, 4 Bradbury St, Dalston N16 8JN – Robert Beckford 07730789557
30th MANCHESTER – Sachas Hotel. Tib Street, Piccadilly M4 1SH – Premier Fairs
30th NORWICH – St Andrew’s Hall NR3 1AU – VIP Events
30th RUTHERGLEN – Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre, 212-218 Main St G73 2LS  – Allander Record Fairs
30th SOUTHAMPTON – Solent University Conference Centre, 157-187 Above Bar Street (High St) SO14 7NN.- USR Fairs

Sunday
31st CROMER – Community Centre, Garden Street – Sound And Vision Alan 07841922678
31st GALASHIELS – Abbotsford Hotel – G&S Duncan
31st INVERURIE – Inverurie Locos FC, Harlow Road AB414SG – maidinvinyl.co.uk
31st LEEDS – Corn Exchange. Call Lane LS1 7BR – Premier Fairs
31st LLANDUDNO – Llandudno Town Hall, Lloyd Street LL30 2UP – Tony 07434435122
31st STOKE-ON-TRENT – Cobridge T.A. Centre, Waterloo Road, Cobridge ST6 3HJ – cannonballrecords.co.uk

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