Category Archives: Vinyl

Zappa’s Final U.S. Concert in 1988 Gets First-Ever Legit Release

Frank Zappa’s final U.S. concert from a March 25th, 1988 gig at New York’s Nassau Coliseum is the next archival release from the Zappa Trust and UMe. Due out June 18th, marks the first-ever posthumous release of a live album … Continue reading

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Great article on Charlie Gillett – Doyen Of World Music & UK Radio

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Peter Guralnick Is ‘Looking To Get Lost’ In The Stories Of American Music Icons

In his decades-long career, Peter Guralnick has written about some of the biggest icons in American music. He wrote what may be the definitive books on Elvis Presley, as well as biographies of singer Sam Cooke and Sun Records founder … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2020 – Shop Openings, Mail Order, What’s Available

For crate diggers used to queuing outside the UKs plethora of independent record stores searching for rare vinyl, CDs and other collectables on Record Store Day things will be different this year. The twice postponed Record Store Day 2020 will be … Continue reading

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C. P. Lee of legendary Manchester underground band Greasy Bear

Chris ‘C. P.’ Lee, leader of Greasy Bear, the legendary Manchester underground died suddenly on July 25th. Chris Lee, was born in Didsbury, Manchester in 1950 and as well as being a musician, he was a writer, broadcaster, performer and … Continue reading

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New Digital Gospel Reissue Series From Craft Records

Craft Recordings will be reissuing 25 digital releases from the Gospel Truth Records, (a subsidiary of Stax Records). Kicking off with The Rance Allen Group’s 1972 self-titled debut, new titles will be released every week in chronological order, leading up … Continue reading

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New Rory Gallagher Live Set Due In March

Following on from the highly successful ‘BLUES’ album, Chess/UMC are releasing a CD/LP set by Rory Gallagher ‘Check Shirt Wizard- Live In ‘77’. This 20-song, previously unreleased, set is culled from four shows (London, Brighton, Sheffield and Newcastle) during an … Continue reading

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Allman Brothers Band’s 50th Anniversary Collection

The Allman Brothers Band career retrospective, ‘Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection,’ will be released on February 28th via Island Mercury/UMe paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the pioneering Southern blues- rock legends and their massive body of work. … Continue reading

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Zappa’s Iconic ‘Hot Rats’ Album To Be Reissued As Six CD Box In December

 December 20thwill see the release of a 6 CD box set of Frank Zappa’s ‘Hot Rats’ to mark the  50th anniversary of the release of perhaps Zappa’s best known album. The Hot Rats Sessions, compiles every composition recorded during … Continue reading

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The Day The Music Burned – The 2008 Universal Fire

A New York Times investigation has revealed that decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008. By Niraj Chokshi From The New York Times. June 12th 2019 Eleven years ago this month, a fire ripped through a part of … Continue reading

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