Some fairly interesting vinyl packages were released yesterday and they're worth taking note of. I'm personally excited to hear the Noisette's new record, Never Forget You, as Janelle Monae might finally have a counterpart in in the Noisette's Shingai Shoniwa. And there's a bunch of other cool reissues and new LPs on record store shelves this week. Vinyl columnist Jason Ferguson has the scoop on all of the fresh wax below.
The biggest news in new releases this week isn't all that new, but it's all Seattle. The official "bootleg" Jimi Hendrix label, Dagger Records, has put together Live 1968 Paris/Ottawa as an exclusive "fan pack" available through Amazon.com. The most deluxe package includes a CD, picture disc LP, t-shirt, poster, postcards and, Jesus Christ, even an iPod skin and "access card" that unlocks online content. It's about $100, but smaller, less stuffed packages - all of which have vinyl - are also available.
In other new release news, Sick, the new album by SW's own Duff McKagan gets a vinyl release this week, as does the perplexingly hyped Manners by Passion Pit. The monstrous new sludgy thrashcore disc by Austin's Iron Age, The Sleeping Eye, also comes out on vinyl this week.
More New Releases:
Bottle Rockets: Lean Forward
Death Before Dishonor: Better Ways to Die
Jets Overhead: No Nations
Willie Nelson: Lost Highway (2LP)
Noisettes: Never Forget You (red vinyl)
The Used: The Used
The Crosby Stills & Nash boys are getting their time in the 180g remastered sun, with a slew of reissues, including the recent CSN "Demos" album. From Crosby Stills & Nash, it's Crosby Stills & Nash and Demos, David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name, Stephen Stills' self-titled debut and Manassas, as well as Graham Nash's Songs For Beginners. All are out via Rhino, which means 180g pressings from RTI.
The Cowboy Junkies' hush-rock classic The Trinity Sessions gets the 180g 2-LP treatment from Classic Records; unsurprisingly, it's gonna be pressed on Quiex vinyl.
And, remember those pricey Smiths remastered vinyl imports I mentioned a few weeks back? Well, hope you didn't buy 'em yet, because The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead and Strangeways Here We Come are all out this week on domestic 180g vinyl from Rhino.
Albert Ayler: Spiritual Unity (ESP-Disk, 180g)
Dave Brubeck: Time Out (Classic Records/Columbia, 200g 45 rpm 4LP)
Christian Death: Six Six Sixth Communion
Lou Donaldson: Here 'Tis (Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 45 rpm 2LP)
Grant Green: Green Street (Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 45 rpm 2LP)
Joe Henderson: Page One (Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 45 rpm 2LP)
Pisces: A Lovely Sight (Numero Group)