15-11-2013

The vinyl frontier...

Two spaced-out BBC Radiophonic Workshop records, Nina Simone singing the Blues, another vinyl first by Dream Theater... Just a few pickings of this week's releases!

V/A - BBC RADIOPHONIC MUSIC

BBC Radiophonic MusicThe BBC Radiophonic Workshop, one of the sound effects units of the BBC, was created in 1958 to produce effects and new music for radio.

BBC Radiophonic Music was recorded in 1968, and has until this day never seen a vinyl release at all! The BBC Radiophonic Workshop would also create the soundtrack for Doctor Who in 1963 and later on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In 1997 the electronic dance music magazine Mixmag described the Workshop as "the unsung heroes of British electronica."

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

 

V/A - BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP

BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC Radiophonic Workshop was recorded in 1975, and has until this day never seen a vinyl release at all! The BBC Radiophonic Workshop would also create the soundtrack for Doctor Who in 1963 and later on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In 1997 the electronic dance music magazine Mixmag described the Workshop as "the unsung heroes of British electronica."

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

 

NINA SIMONE - SINGS THE BLUES

Nina Simone Sings The BluesNina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) can rightfully be called a true classic in both Soul and Blues genres. The album is a showcase for the intensity of Nina's soulful croon and demanding piano skills, accompanied by a marvelous backing band with Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson on guitar, Bob Bushnell on bass, drummer Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, Ernie Hayes on organ and Buddy Lucas on both harmonica and sax.

With a song selection that ranks among the best Blues tunes ever written, this record goes back to the essence of the Blues – raw and honest spine-shivering melodies.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

 

DREAM THEATER - LIVE AT BUDOKAN

Dream Theater - Live At BudokanThe 3rd live album of Dream Theater was recorded at the Budokan hall in Japan, in front of an ecstatic crowd. A lot of the material included on Live At Budokan comes from the Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence [MOVLP781] album.

Highlights on the album include "Instrumedley", where all members successfully showcase their prowess on each of the band's instruments.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl in a 4LP package
  • Insert
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Available on vinyl for the first time!

 

THE STROKES - FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF EARTH

Strokes - First Impressions Of EarthThe third album of The Strokes once again proved that their unique sound defined the '00s. A strong set of 14 tracks, each trimmed to the absolute core of The Strokes sound: staccato, Poppy, memorable hooks wrapped around Julian Casablancas's moaning voice.

The opener "You Only Live Once" and the following "Juicebox" have become modern classics overnight.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeve
  • 3-panel insert

 

ELVIS COSTELLO - MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE

Elvis Costello - Mighty Like A RoseJust like Spike [MOVLP904], Mighty Like A Rose (1991) is an album that twists and turns in its stylistic delivery. Costello hired producers Mitchell Froom and Kevin Killen to aurally shape the album's 14 songs into a well sequenced, intricately layered masterpiece.

Highlights of the album are the opening track "The Other Side Of Summer", that made it to a single that performed well on the Rock Charts. "All Grown Up" and "So Like Candy" are examples of the genius and wit of Elvis Costello's songwriting.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

15-11-2013