It’s John Coltrane New Vinyl Thursday at The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven. Check out this week’s list of new vinyl arrivals:
Aaliyah – I Care 4 U (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Aaliyah – Ultimate Aaliyah
Andrew Bird – Inside Problems (Red Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
The Afghan Whigs – How Do You Burn? (Colored Vinyl, Pink, 180 Gram Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Beyoncé – Homecoming: The Live Album (140 Gram Vinyl, With Booklet)
Bob Marley & the Wailers – Legend (180 Gram Vinyl, Special Edition)
The Black Angels – Wilderness Of Mirrors (Blue Clear Vinyl, Red Colored Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Clutch – Sunrise On Slaughter Beach (Magenta Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Charley Crockett – The Man From Waco (Indie Exclusive)
A year and a half ago, country singer Charley Crockett spotlighted the songs of James Hand on the album
Lil’ G.L. Presents: 10 for Slim. Three albums later, Crockett has crafted an album’s worth original songs
that honor Hand and build on his legacy.
Surprisingly, Crockett has released 11 albums since his 2015 debut, yet The Man from Waco is Crockett’s
first album to feature his road band The Blue Drifters and be recorded live to tape. The result is a warm,
relaxed sound that recalls the country singer/songwriter albums of the 1970s, such as Red-Headed
Stranger or Elite Hotel.
In one regard, the album’s 15-track, 45-minute song cycle is a travelogue, winding through Waco, Mesa
and Atlanta, with stops in Dodge City, Denver and Wichita. Along the way, we meet the murderous
housewife July Jackson, dream of luxury travel in a black sedan and wind up a “Name on a Billboard.”
The musical journey is just as ambitious. Crockett and the Blue Drifters incorporate the soulful Muscle
Shoals sound on “Odessa” and New Orleans jazz in “Trinity River,” the story of a dusty, forgotten
gambling town. Bob Dylan even shares a songwriting credit on “Tom Turkey,” a song that features some
lyrics from Dylan’s obscure soundtrack contribution “Billy 4.”
Crockett is so restless and prolific it won’t be long before he’s moved on to his next project. The Man
from Waco is so good, you have to hope he lingers on it a bit longer. -Joel Francis
Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly (50th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition, Brick & Mortar Exclusive, Anniversary Edition)
Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex
Death Cab for Cutie – Asphalt Meadows (180 Gram Vinyl, Pink Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition, Indie Exclusive)
Drive-By Truckers – This Weekend’s The Night: Highlights From It’s Great To Be Alive
Ghost – Prequelle
Guided by Voices – Bee Thousand
GA-20 – Crackdown (Purple Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
When we last heard from the blues trio GA-20, they were honoring Chicago bluesman Hound Dog
Taylor. One year later, GA-20 are back with nine original numbers that bring a modern sound to a love of
old school blues.
Album opener “Fairweather Friend” is the type of electric blues boogie that used to come so easily to
the Black Keys. “Dry Run” finds common ground between delta blues and Appalachian country. The
instrumental title song is a psychedelic freak-out that moonlights as a surf-rock homage. “By My
Lonesome” is both a Yardbirds rave-up and punk song.
At just 28 minutes, Crackdown doesn’t overstay its welcome. Instead, the album’s brevity tempts the
listener to flip the platter over at the end of side two and keep the party rolling back up at the top.
Named for an old Gibson guitar amplifier, GA-20’s love of vintage gear and studio techniques place them
in the company of Jack White and Jimbo Mathus from Squirrel Nut Zippers. While GA-20 will no doubt
be a hit with traditional blues fans, the fuzzed-out guitars and danceable rhythms should make GA-20 a
favorite of indie and garage rock fans as well. -Joel Francis
The Ghost – IMPERA (Limited Edition, Colored Vinyl, Booklet, Sticker, Indie Exclusive)
Heartbreakers – L.A.M.F. – The Found ’77 Masters (Pink, White Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Herbie Hancock – Takin Off (180 Gram Vinyl, Red Colored Vinyl, Bonus Tracks)
Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
Harlem Gospel Travelers – Look Up (Blue Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Jack Harlow – Come Home The Kids Miss You (Clear Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Jasper Blom Quartet – Dexterity
Jesca Hoop – Order Of Romance (Red Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Joe Lovano – I’m All For You (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)
John Coltrane – Blue Train (Mono Sound)
John Coltrane – Blue Train (Stereo Mono Sound)
Joshua Redman – Longgone
Julian Lage – View With A Room
Jimi Hendrix – Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix [150 gram Vinyl]
King’s X – Three Sides Of One (With CD, Deluxe Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket, Limited Edition, Colored Vinyl)
Kinks – Kinks
Lebanon Hanover – The World Is Getting Colder
Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned, (Limited Edition, Colored Vinyl)
London Suede – Autofiction (Gray Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Lizzo – Special (Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Marcus Mumford – (self-titled) (180 Gram Vinyl)
The Mars Volta – The Mars Volta
Miles Davis – The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: That’s What Happened 1982-1985 (White Colored Vinyl, 150 Gram Vinyl)
Miles Davis – You’re Under Arrest
MF Doom – Operation Doomsday (Original Cover, Poster)
Madonna – Finally Enough Love
My Chemical Romance- Life On The Murder Scene
Otomo Yoshihide – Out To Lunch
Pepper – Kona Town (Yellow Clear Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Pink Floyd – Animals (2018 Remix) (180 Gram Vinyl, Booklet)
Pop Smoke – Faith
Rhett Miller – The Misfit (Blue Colored Vinyl, Download Insert)
Rick Springfield – Working Class Dog (40th Anniversary Special Live Edition) (Colored Vinyl)
The Reverend Horton Heat – Liquor in the Front (Crystal Vellum Vinyl, Limited Edition)
The Reverend Horton Heat – Smoke ’em If You Got ’em (Clear Vinyl, Limited Edition)
The Reverend Horton Heat – The Full Custom Gospel Sounds Of… (Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl, Limited Edition)
Ramones – Rocket To Russia (Indie Exclusive)
Spoon – Lucifer On The Sofa
Spirit Adrift – 20 Centuries Gone (Limited Edition, Purple Colored Vinyl)
Starcrawler – She Said
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Sky Is Crying (180 Gram Vinyl)
Sturgill Simpson – Sailor’s Guide to Earth (180 Gram Vinyl)
Sam Cooke – Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
Sofi Tukker – Wet Tennis
Tame Impala – Currents
T. Rex- Electric Warrior
Tyler Childers – Purgatory
Tyler Childers – Live On Red Barn Radio I & II
The Velvet Underground – White Light / White Heat
Various – The Lost Boys (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Limited Edition, Blue Colored Vinyl)
Wet Leg – Wet Leg
White Zombie- La Sexorcisto: Devil Music
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