02-08-2013

Dig this

What's not to love about this week's releases? A brand new Elvis album, a Stone Temple Pilots record that's been long in the making, three seminal classic Pop albums...can you dig it?

ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS AT STAX

Elvis Presley - Elvis At StaxIn the mid-seventies, Elvis decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf – Memphis, TN. The most desirable studio in town was the red-hot STAX – the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes.

The Stax material has never been positioned as a whole body of work. With the Elvis At Stax release, all of this material is collected for the first time. Along with some of the funky outtakes, it creates a fresh new package that, while it doesn't have the known hits, tells a great story.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

 

Also available: Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite - The Alternate Aloha [MOVLP739]

 

BREAD - BREAD

Bread - BreadFounded by David Gates and James Griffin, Bread was one of the most popular Pop groups of the early '70s. The band proved on their eponymous debut album (1969) that they were excellent songwriters and craftsmen of their instruments.

Although the album did not contain a hit single at the time of release ("It Don't Matter To Me" later became a hit but only after their second album release On The Waters) it set the course for the group's fame and fortune.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

 

MINK DEVILLE - COUP DE GRACE

Coup De Grace (1981) was the zenith Mink DeVille - Coup De Graceof Mink DeVille's career. Working together with famed producer Jack Nitzsche proved to be a wise step: his influence on its sound made the album a timeless classic.

Willy DeVille's unique balladeering style is perfectly framed in a timeless Rock & Roll fashion, not unlike Springsteen but with a soulful twist. Combining Punk, Rock, New Wave, '50s R&B and Doo-Wop, Mink DeVille's unique sound has beautifully blossomed on Coup De Grace and will likely live on as their best album.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

 

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - CORE

Stone Temple Pilots - CoreThis one has been long in the making. The original Core LP contained all 12 songs on 2 sides; for best audio we've decided to give Core a double LP treatment, the 4th side containing a beautiful etch of the album's cover art.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Etched D-side
  • First pressing available as numbered edition of 2500 copies on transparent vinyl. Also available on black.

Also available: Purple [MOVLP816]

 

LOWELL GEORGE - THANKS I'LL EAT IT HERE

ThanLowell George - Thanks I'll Eat It Hereks I'll Eat It Here (1979) picked up where George left off his musical influence five years earlier on Little Feat's Dixie Chicken.

The album contains a variety of cover versions (by artists such as Allen Toussaint and Memphis Soul legend Ann Peebles) interspersed with his own original compositions. If only there were more of the latter, as sadly George did not live to see the '80s.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert

02-08-2013