It’s Anniversary Sale New Vinyl Thursday at The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven. Check out this week’s list of new vinyl arrivals:
5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOS5
Arthur Verocai – Arthur Verocai – 50 Years Edition (Gold, Black Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Limited Edition, Poster)
Anton Lavey – Satan Takes A Holiday
Beth Orton – Central Reservation (Red Colored Vinyl)
Beths – Expert In A Dying Field (Yellow Colored Vinyl, Digital Download Card)
Beyoncé – Homecoming: The Live Album (140 Gram Vinyl, With Booklet)
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Colored Vinyl)
Black Keys – Dropout Boogie
Comet Is Coming – Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
The Cranberries- Dreams: The Collection
Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables 2022 Mix (Gatefold LP Jacket, Poster)
Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future (Blue Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Smoke)
Dave Brubeck – Time Out (180 Gram Vinyl)
Danger Mouse & Black Thought – Cheat Codes (Colored Vinyl, Red, Indie Exclusive)
Foo Fighters – Colour and The Shape
Ghost – Impera
Hiroaki Tsutsumi – Jujutsu Kaisen (Original Soundtrack) (180 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl)
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years (Boxed Set)
John Fullbright – The Liar
Josie Cotton – Everything Is Oh Yeah (White Colored Vinyl)
Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott: Words And Sounds, Vol. 1 (Blue Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition)
John Coltrane – Coltrane
John Coltrane – Blue Train
When I was in Junior High (that’s what we oldies called middle school back in the day) I used to go to record stores and just look at the covers. Like a lot of kids at that age, my bursting hormones were a strong motivating factor in most of my choices and that included the music I listened to.
Weekly Review #2:
When saxophone legend John Coltrane walked into the studio to record his second record, he was best known as a sideman for Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. The album’s release, however, established Coltrane as a band leader and visionary soloist.
Blue Train also represents one of the few times when Coltrane worked beyond a quartet or quintet setting. A young Lee Morgan joined on trumpet, Curtis Fuller played trombone and Kenny Drew sat at the piano. Coltrane’s bandmembers the Miles Davis quintet, drummer Philly Joe Jones and bass player Paul Chambers complete the ensemble.
The larger band proves a warmth and depth of instrumentation that feels almost orchestral. The familiar opening chords on the title song are lush and evocative, setting the stage for Coltrane’s entrance like the title sequence of a classic Hollywood film. not found on other Coltrane albums. Morgan refuses to be intimidated and answers with an impressive solo of his own.
Blue Train is frequently contemplative and haunting, but Coltrane and his cohorts puncture that mood just once, on “Locomotion.” The result is an album that jazz purists, veterans and newcomers alike can enjoy repeatedly.
In observance of Blue Train’s upcoming 65th anniversary, the album has been reissued in two formats. A single-LP album contains the rare, original mono version of Blue Train. The Complete Masters collection adds a second platter of alternate takes to a stereo version. -Joel Francis
Katy Guillen & the Drive – Another One Gained
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Omnium Gatherum (Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Kiss – Monster (180 Gram Vinyl)
Kanye West – College Dropout
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin 2 (Deluxe Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)
Logic – Vinyl Days [Explicit Content]
My Chemical Romance – Black Parade
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue [Mono Vinyl]
Mammoth WVH- Mammoth WVH
MF Doom – Operation Doomsday (Original Cover, Poster)
Nas – Illmatic
Nirvana – Nirvana
Nirvana – Unplugged In N.Y.
Nikki Lane – Denim & Diamonds (Poster, Yellow Clear Vinyl, Sticker, Indie Exclusive)
It’s been a long five years since we last heard from Americana singer/songwriter Nikki Lane. Lane struggled with the endless treadmill of recording and touring, but instead decided to chronicle her uncertainty on Denim and Diamonds, her fourth album.
Producer Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age brings muscle to the arrangements and a toughness that matches Lane’s spirit. On “Born Tough,” Lane sings about filing for divorce at age 29 but never straying from her vision and what she knows to be true. A few songs later, on “Good Enough,” Lane second guesses herself, but concludes “as long as I can be good enough for you/that’s good enough for me.”
If the steel guitars on the ballad “Faded” reveal Lane’s tender soul, the (muscular) rock guitars on “Black Widow” let her show off some well-worn calluses. Lane’s vulnerability and Homme’s production let the listener ride shotgun through these 10 songs of defiance, nostalgia and, ultimately redemption. The result is the best album of Lane’s career. -Joel Francis
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (Pink Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Unfold
Melvins – Dale Crover
Moon Duo – Live At Levitation (Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Muse – The 2nd Law (180 Gram Vinyl)
Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz (Picture Disc Vinyl, Remastered)
Pixies – Doggerel (Limited Edition,Yellow Colored Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Indie Exclusive)
Psychic Ills – Live At Levitation (Yellow, Green Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Pink Floyd – Animals (2018 Remix) (180 Gram Vinyl, Booklet)
Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets (Limited Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered, Mono Sound)
Prince – Purple Rain (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)
The Reverend Horton Heat – Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em; The Full Custom Gospel Sounds Of…; Liquor in the Front
Rockabilly fans rejoice! For the first time in decades, the first three albums by the Reverend Horton Heat are finally back in print.
Jim Heath and his rhythm section of Jimbo Wallace and Scott Churilla unleashed their first album, Smoke ‘em if You Got ‘em, in 1990. The dozen originals draw on the hyperkinetic energy of the Cramps and old school vibes of the Stray Cats. The song titles are a road map to what’s in the grooves: “Eat Steak,” “Marijuana,” “Psychobilly Freakout.” Heath shreds on the opening instrumental “Bullet”, while “Love Whip” is a Chicago blues romp. More than 30 years later, a good number of songs from Smoke ‘em still number among the high points of Horton Heat show.
Two years later, the trio returned with The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds. Produced by Butthole Surfers frontman (and fellow Texan) Gibby Haynes, Full-Custom Gospel doesn’t deviate from the strengths of the first album and is almost as good. “Beer:30” is guaranteed to enliven any party or playlist, while lead track “Wiggle Stick” even generated some airplay. Heath is on point as a lyricist, penning “Lonesome Train Whistle” in the vein of Hank Williams and also the absurd story-song “Bales of Cocaine.”
A little more than a year later, the Rev were back with their sophomorically titled third album Liquor in the Front. Producer Al Jourgensen, best known as the brains behind the industrial/metal band Ministry, made the bad sound bigger and more muscular. “Five-o Ford” threatens to leap out of the speakers and roar across the room. “In Your Wildest Dreams” is surprisingly heartfelt. The album ends with a comical take on Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer.”
Grab one or grab ‘em all; you can’t go wrong with any of the Rev’s rockabilly offerings. -Joel Francis
Shemekia Copeland – Done Come Too Far – Clear (Colored Vinyl, Clear Vinyl, 140 Gram Vinyl)
Slipknot – The End, So Far (Yellow Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Starcrawler – She Said
Stone Temple Pilots – Core (Deluxe Edition)
Sudan Archives – Natural Brown Prom Queen (Orange Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Sudan Archives – Sudan Archives (Extended Play)
Sun Ra – The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra
Taylor Swift – Folklore (Beige Colored Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Timothy Leary & Ash Ra Tempel – Seven Up
Tyler Childers – Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven
Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double – March
Twenty One Pilots – Trench (Gatefold LP Jacket, Digital Download Card)
Velvet Underground & Nico- The Velvet Underground & Nico
Wet Leg – Wet Leg
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (11-LP + 1 CD Super Deluxe Edition, Boxed Set, With CD)
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2022 Remaster) (White Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Remastered)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cool It Down (Opaque Yellow Colored Vinyl)
Yola- Walk Through Fire
Zach Williams – Rescue Story (Deluxe Edition, White Colored Vinyl, 150 Gram Vinyl)
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