Larry Young New Vinyl Thursday

It’s Larry Young New Vinyl Thursday at The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven. Check out this week’s list of new vinyl arrivals:

American Aquarium – Chicamacomico (Green, Black Clear Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You (Red, Gold Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket)

Aaliyah – One In A Million

Arctic Monkeys- AM  (180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Card)

Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Jean Carne – Jazz is Dead 012

Weekly Review:

The brainchild of former A Tribe Called Quest turntablist Ali Shaheed Muhammad and R&B producer
Adrian Younge, the Jazz is Dead series has been boosting the signal of forgotten legends and generating
lots of great music for more than two prolific years.
Soul singer Jean Carne takes the spotlight for the latest installment of Jazz is Dead. Carne won’t be a
familiar name to many music fans. Aside from a 2007 live record with other artists, Carne hasn’t
released an album since the 1990s. During her heyday in the 1970s, Carne recorded with Philadelphia
International Records and scored several Top 40 R&B and dance hits. She’s also worked with other Jazz
is Dead alumni Doug Carn, Roy Ayers and Gary Bartz.
Carne co-wrote all seven songs on this collection with Younge and Muhammad. Her voice floats over the
Blaxploitation-meets-bachelor-pad vibe Muhammad and Younge have honed so well across this series.
Carne’s voice may no longer have the five-octave range advertised earlier in her career, but she
commands every minute of this album. At 25 minutes, this often feels slight, but since this is more than
Carne has given fans for a quarter century, it should be celebrated with crossed fingers that this is the
start of a rebirth. -Joel Francis

Beabadoobee – Beatopia (Green Colored Vinyl, 180 Gram Vinyl, Poster, Indie Exclusive)

Beastie Boys – Check Your Head (Deluxe Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

Berner – Gotti (Candy Apple & Cream Colored Vinyl)

Black Keys – El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Bonobo – Late Night Tales: Bonobo (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Black, Digital Download Card)

Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy (Pink, White Colored Vinyl)

Black Midi – Hellfire (Red Clear Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds

Bob Dylan – Greatest Hits (150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

Black Keys – Dropout Boogie

The Black Keys- Delta Kream

Calvin Keys – Blue Keys (180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition)

Cliff Richard – 21 Today (180 Gram Vinyl)

Cliff Richard – Cliff (Limited 180 Gram Audiophile Pressing, 180 Gram Vinyl)

Cloud One – Spaced Out: Very Best of

Cobra Starship – Hot Mess (FBR 25th Anniversary Silver Colored Vinyl)

Cressida – Asylum

Cressida – Cressida

Dire Straits- Brothers In Arms

Danzig – 6:66: Satan’s Child – ALTERNATE COVER (Green Colored Vinyl)

Ella Mai – Heart On My Sleeve

Elvis Presley – Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1 (Limited Edition, Boxed Set, 180 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl)

Fela Kuti – Roforofo Fight (Yellow Clear Vinyl)

Four Sounds – Jazz From District Six

George Russell – Jazz In The Space Age

Ghost Funk Orchestra – Night Walker / Death Waltz

Weekly Review:

Six years ago, before Ghost Funk Orchestra was a 10-piece live band blending all funk-adjacent genres, it
was a one-man project helmed by Seth Applebaum. Applebaum’s first two EPs, both released in 2016,
have been remastered and are now on one LP for the first time.
Night Walker was Applebaum and Ghost Funk Orchestra’s late summer debut and the subject of side
one. The atmosphere is drenched in so much echo and reverb that it sometimes feels as if the songs are
being played on a distant, deserted planet. The song titles reflect this aura as well: “Blood Moon,” “Dark
Passage,” “Night Walker.” The nine tracks all hover around the two-minute mark, with just one breaking
three minutes.
Released just four months later, Death Waltz shows a big leap in sonic maturity. The reverb and echo
are still very much present, but the arrangements are more sophisticated, incorporating jazzy horns and
organ. The performances linger a bit longer as well, with one approaching four minutes and another well
past the three-minute mark.
Ghost Funk Orchestra’s unique, enchanting sound has earned them a loyal following. This peek back at
the group’s earliest days displays a crucial part of Applebaum’s evolution that will fascinate longtime
fans and earn them some new ones as well. -Joel Francis

Hot Chip – Freakout / Release (Brown Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Digital Download Card)

The Jacka – Jack of All Trades

Kelsey Waldon – No Regular Dog

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Live in Milwaukee (Orange Colored Vinyl)

Kanye West – Donda (Boxed Set, Deluxe Edition)

Larry Young – Unity

Linda Lindas – Growing Up (Blue, Pink Clear Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

Madonna – Finally Enough Love (Indie Exclusive)

Miles Davis – His Ultimate Collection (180 Gram Vinyl)

Miles Davis – We Want Miles

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew [140 gram Vinyl]

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue [Mono Vinyl]

Mountain Goats – Bleed Out (Yellow Colored Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Digital Download Card)

MF Doom – Operation Doomsday (Original Cover, Poster)

Madvillain – Madvillainy Instrumentals

Michael Jackson – HIStory: Continues

Michael Jackson – Off The Wall (Picture Disc Vinyl LP)

My Chemical Romance- Life On The Murder Scene

Monta at Odds – Peak of Eternal Light

Monta at Odds – Argentum Dreams

Monta at Odds – Robots of Munich

New Musik – Warp (180 Gram Vinyl,Red Colored Vinyl, Expanded Version)

The Pyramids – Aomawa: The 1970s Recordings

Panic! At the Disco – Viva Las Vengeance (Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

Prefab Sprout – Steve Mcqueen (Remastered) (180-gram)

Prince – Prince and the Revolution Live

Prince – Purple Rain (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)

Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Radiohead – In Rainbows

R.E.M. – Chronic Town (Extended Play, Picture Disc Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Anniversary Edition)

Slipknot – Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses

Sturgill Simpson- High Top Mountain

Soccer Mommy – Sometimes, Forever (Pink, Black Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition, Indie Exclusive)

Sharon Van Etten – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong
Weekly Review:
The title of Sharon Van Etten’s sixth studio album,  We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong,  was taken from a line in the 1993 cult coming of age film The Sandlot. She has claimed to have watched the film nearly 100 times with her son.
At this point the idea of a pandemic record is nothing new but on “We’ve Been…” Van Etten uses it as a backdrop for her typically darkish song craft to create a piece of work filled with great longing and ultimately shades of hope.
Like some of the most powerful works of art,  themes of home, returning and relationships are prevalent throughout the album.
On the opening track “Darkness Fades” she appears to be searching for balance between a place that represents home and some inevitable existential dread. She somehow manages to find that balance within the darkness itself with the lines, “The nights are now, Better stay light,  I’m looking for a way, Darkness fades.”
“Home To Me” appears to be a direct message to her son, asking forgiveness for the time perhaps she spends away while at the same time expressing gratitude for the lessons offered through motherhood.
A palpable restraint up to this point is finally released on track three “…I’ll Try” exploding  into a classic new wave power ballad style reminiscent of 80’s acts like Simple Minds and Spandau Ballet.
“Anything” returns to the darkness while Van Etten poetically accounts the essence of a sleepless night due to depression with the lines “It could’ve been anythingI didn’t feel anything.”
“Darkish” is a moody solo acoustic track that reminds me of some of the cinematic aspects certain  Radiohead  while “Mistakes” is easily the album’s climactic pop hit. It’s bouncy synth line and redemptive chorus seems like the perfect Post post pandemic summer:
When I make a mistake
Turns out it’s great, it’s great, it’s great
I’m much better than that
I’ll admit that it took a while for this one to grow on me but as is the case with most things that require a bit more effort, I’m finding the pay off very satisfying .
Some artists have a knack for taking very personal experiences and blowing them to a cinematic level this making them relatable to the masses. I think this is Van Etten’s secret sauce. We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong  is a compelling snapshot of this stage on her journey. – Major Matt

Taylor Swift – Folklore (Beige Colored Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)

Tom Waits – Closing Time (180 Gram Vinyl)

Various Artists – Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label (Pink Colored Vinyl)

Various Artists – Detroit Jazz City

Wade Walton – Shake Em On Down

Wayne Shorter – Adam’s Apple

Wet Leg – Wet Leg


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