Morphine New Vinyl Thursday

It’s Morphine New Vinyl Thursday! That’s right a new Morphine release on vinyl! Read more below along with all of this week’s new vinyl arrivals at your neighborhood music store, The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven:

Acid Mothers Temple – Those Who Came Never Before

Angel Olsen – Phases (Indie only olive green colored vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

Band of Horses – Cease to Begin

Bela Fleck & Washburn, Abigail- Echo In The Valley

Ben Folds – Supersunnyspeedgraphic (180 Gram Vinyl, 2LP)

Black Pistol Fire – Don’t Wake The Riot (Gatefold LP Jacket)

Black Pistol Fire – Hush or Howl

Beck – Colors (Colored Vinyl, Red)

Bob Dylan- Trouble No More- The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 1979-1981 (4LP Box set)

Claptone – Charmer, (180 Gram Vinyl, 2LP)

Charlie Feathers – Best of the Sun Records Sessions

Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love” (single LP version AND box set edition)

The Cramps – Bad Music For Bad People (Limited Edition, 200 Gram Vinyl, Black, Reissue)

Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This

Dream Theater – Systematic Chaos (2LP)

Flamin Groovies – Fantastic Plastic

Gorillaz – Plastic Beach (2LP)

Husker Du – Savage Young Du (4LP, Box set)

Iggy Pop & Stooges Raw Power

Insane Clown Posse – Carnival Of Carnage (2LP)

Jackie Shane – Any Other Way (2LP)

John Carpenter – Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 – O.s.t. (Colored Vinyl, With Bonus 7″, Indie Exclusive, 2LP)

King’s X – Dogman (Limited Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl, 2LP)

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Remastered)

Lindsey Buckingham – Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie

Michael Jackson – Scream (2LP Glow in the dark vinyl)

Metallica – Master Of Puppets (With DVD, With CD, With Cassette, Deluxe Edition, Boxed Set)

Metallica – Master Of Puppets (Remastered)

Morphine – Live At The Warfield 1997 (180 Gram Vinyl, VERY Limited Edition, 2LP)

Motley Crue – Greatest Hits

Nina Simone – I Love To Love: EP Selection

Pharoah Sanders – Deaf, Dumb, Blind (Summun, Bukmun, Umyun) (Limited Edition)

Porcupine Tree – Stupid Dream (2LP)

Prince – 1999 (180 Gram Vinyl, 2LP)

Randall Bramblett – Devil Music (Digital Download Card)

Slothrust – Show Me How You Want It to Be

The Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nutgone Flake (180 Gram Vinyl)

The Stooges – Stooges (Colored Vinyl)

Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All (Special Edition)

Solomon Burke – If You Need Me + 2 Bonus Tracks (Bonus Tracks, 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition, Remastered)

Tame Impala – Currents

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From The Fox Oakland (180 Gram Vinyl, 3LP)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Made Up Mind (180 Gram Vinyl, 2LP)

Throbbing Gristle – Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits

The Velvet Underground – Collected (2LP)

Twenty One Pilots – Vessel (Clear Vinyl, Digital Download Card)

The Used- The Canyon

Weekly Review:

The Canyon is The Used’s most ambitious album to date.  Ambitious because this 80-minute, 17-track album is nearly twice as long as their six other studio albums. Ambitious because it is without founding guitarist Quinn Allman, a cornerstone of the band. Ambitious because it digs deeper than ever before into the personal lives and experiences of the band.The album explores dichotomy of a place being good and evil, life and death.  Lead singer Bert McCracken opens up about loss and tragedy in his childhood home, telling a tale of two Provo Canyons. One that was full of fond memories of childhood and love, and the other that is full of the loss of his pregnant ex-girlfriend to an overdose and the suicide of his childhood best friend Tregen Lewis.

The record starts out with a conversation, recorded during one of the studio sessions prior to the band recording.  It feels intimate, like you are somehow sitting in on a therapy session.  For you, the albums opening track is an acoustic tale of meeting and missing his childhood friend.  This is a departure from the bands previous hard-rocking first tracks that fans have come to expect on other albums. The tempo picks up with Cold War Telescreen and Broken Widows and the sound feels more real, more organic on this album than of albums past.  This is because of who they worked with, producer Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn, At the Drive-in) and how they worked with him, recording the entire album on tape, without the modern recording tools that often over-sterilize studio albums.

According to Burt, the first half of the record is finding his way through Tregen’s story. “The middle is the absence of God or anything divine. Right before that, Tregen takes his life, and after that, it goes deep into symbology and talismanic representations of systems of government and war — real-life death. It’s a kiss back and forth that makes the record so poisonous.” The Canyon is a difficult album to process as it contains many layers, but the deeper you go – the more meaningful it gets.

Notable tracks – For You, Broken Windows, Over and Over Again and the orchestral Moon-Dream- Brad Simmons

Various Artists – Devil Got My Woman – 16 Classic Blues Songs (colored vinyl)

Various Artists – Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label (2LP)

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Technodelic

Morphine New Vinyl Thursday brings the good stuff! Stop in today and get some new music. We are open until 9 pm.

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Enjoy the music and we will see you soon. Your loving Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven staff,

Sherman, Gordon, Daniel, Dylan, David, Jonathan and Dionna.

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