Samantha Fish New Vinyl Thursday

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

Amy Winehouse -Live At Glastonbury 2007

Altin Gun – Yol (Gold Colored Vinyl)

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

Aretha Franklin – Her Ultimate Collection (180 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Red)

Amyl & the Sniffers – Comfort To Me (Smoke Clear Vinyl, Expanded Version)

Billie Eilish- Happier Than Ever

Billy Strings- Renewal

Cibo Matto – Stereo Type A – 180-Gram Black Vinyl (180 Gram Vinyl, Blactk Vinyl)

Claypool Lennon Delirium – South Of Reality [Amethust Edition] (Colored Vinyl, Blue, Purple)

Childish Gambino – Awaken My Love (Black, 140 Gram Vinyl)

Charley Crockett – Lil G.l. Presents: Jukebox Charley

Daft Punk- Random Access Memories (180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Card)

Doja Cat – Planet Her (Deluxe Edition, 140 Gram Vinyl)

Durand Jones & The Indications- American Love Call

Dave Brubeck – Time Out (180 Gram Vinyl)

Emma Ruth Rundle – Eg2: Dowsing Voice (Clear Vinyl, Red, Digital Download Card)

East Coast – East Coast (Gatefold LP Jacket, Orange, Black Colored Vinyl)

Eminem – Encore

Elton John – Madman Across The Water (50th Anniversary)

Florence + the Machine – Lungs (Digital Download Card)

Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia (Red, Limited Edition)

Fantastic Negrito – White Jesus Black Problems

Weekly Review:

Oakland-based musician Fantastic Negrito has always been an ambitious artist. Several months into the
COVID-19 pandemic, he released an album titled Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?, which won a Grammy.
Negrito’s fourth album, White Jesus Black Problems, is his most elaborate project to date.
White Jesus Black Problems tackles the issues surrounding what it means to be Black in America today,
partially through the journey of Negrito’s ancestral grandmother, a white indentured servant who fell in
love (illegally) with a black slave in the 18th century.
While Negrito has racked up Grammys for Best Contemporary Blues Album, he’s always been more than
a blues musician. Even by his own eclectic standards, White Jesus is spectacularly diverse, drawing not
only Sly and the Family Stone, Funkadelic, Prince and James Brown, but Zappa, Black Sabbath and
Queen. These seemingly disparate influences can sometimes generate sonic whiplash, but long-view
kaleidoscopic nature of creates an always fascinating journey that packs in the most ideas per minute of
any endeavor this side of Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video.
Speaking of video, the music for White Jesus Black Problems is only half of Negrito’s vision. He’s also
created a 40-minute short film that accompanies and enhances these songs (and may be found in full,
for free on YouTube). -Joel Francis

Ghost – Prequelle

Ghostface Killah – Ironman (180 Gram Vinyl)

Iron Maiden – From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990-10 [Import]

Kevin Morby – This Is A Photograph (Gold Colored Vinyl)

Kiss – Kiss Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996

Laura Jane Grace – At War With The Silverfish (10-Inch Vinyl, Clear Vinyl, Extended Play, Digital Download Card)

MO3 – Shottaz 4Eva (Deluxe)

Marty Robbin – Sings Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs(Black Clear Vinyl)

Miles Davis- Bitches Brew

My Chemical Romance- Life On The Murder Scene

My Chemical Romance – Black Parade

My Morning Jacket – Z (Purple Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl, Reissue)

Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine: 2010 Remaster

Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (20th Anniversary)

Neil Young – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971; Royce Hall 1971

Weekly Review:

The excavation of Neil Young’s archives continues with two new concerts performed just days apart in
1971. The set-up is simple: Just Young, his acoustic guitar, harmonica and piano. The songs on each set
are nearly identical, if in slightly different order. Royce Hall show has one more song, “Down by the
River.” Flip a coin – you can’t go wrong with either.
One of the most interesting aspects of these recordings are the near-reverential audiences. Looking at
the set lists, filled with “Heart of Gold,” “The Needle and the Damage Done,” “A Man Needs a Maid” and
“Old Man,” you’d think these shows were in support of Young’s classic album Harvest. Shockingly, after
filing out the auditoriums, these audiences would have to wait another year to hear these songs, when
Harvest was finally released. This is why “Heart of Gold” isn’t greeted with applause and shouts of
recognition – the fans are experiencing it for the first time.

The stripped-down format works in Young’s favor, allowing him to joke with the crowd and share
stories. Hearing “A Man Needs a Maid” without the orchestra brings the loneliness and longing to the
fore. A stripped-down “Ohio” doesn’t suffer much from the absence of Crosby, Stills and Nash. The Kent
State shootings were less than a year old at the time of these performances (which do elicit cheers of
It’s curious why Young is so fixated on his 1971 performances – another ‘71 show was released last year
under the title Young Shakespeare – but it is a treat to hear these chestnuts in new ways, with unsullied
ears. -Joel Francis

The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death (25th Anniversary Edition, Deluxe Edition, Boxed Set)

Orville Peck- Show Pony

OutKast – Speakerboxxx: The Love Below

Ozric Tentacles – Arborescence 2020 – Ed Wynne Remaster (140 Gram Vinyl)

Prince – Prince and the Revolution Live

Weekly Review:

Let’s cut to the chase: Prince and the Revolution Live concludes with a 19-minute version of “Purple
Rain.” The song starts, with those beautiful, simple chords. This time, guitarist Wendy Melvoin lets the
crowd luxuriate in the melody, repeating them again and again. There is absolutely no hurry. Finally,
Prince steps in. His first, longer guitar solo is bluesy. After a bit he switches guitars and solos again,
showing a little flash, but holding back. The real pyrotechnics are yet to come.
“I never meant to cause you any sorrow.” More than six minutes into the performance, Prince finally
steps to the microphone. The song was little more than a year old at this point, but these lyrics already
feel eternal. A phrase seared in to the American psyche as indelible as “Four score and seven years” or
“We the people.”
On the record that shares its title, “Purple Rain” runs eight minutes and 45 seconds. At that point in the
live version, Prince is just hitting the third verse. It should be noted that “Purple Rain” never slides into a
medley or devolves into a jam session. This singular statement is about creating and sustaining a mood.
Just past the 13-minute mark, it seems like the song is wrapping up, but Prince pulls one of those great
Bruce Springsteen tricks where he holds out the chord on his guitar and just before everything crashes
to the ground, he counts the band back in.
We’re surfing the skies on Prince’s six silver strings for another three minutes before the man, finally
satisfied, brings his band back to the ground. Only the performance still isn’t over, resting quietly, gently
on those same mesmerizing chords. This time Melvoin gets help from her romantic and artistic partner
Lisa Coleman on keyboards. Only now, nearly 20 minutes after these notes first rang out, is it

You might ask yourself if it is worth plunking down more than $50 for a nearly two-hour, three-record
set for one song. This is a reasonable question. Would it make you feel better if I told you this concert
contained all but two songs from the Purple Rain soundtrack? Or that it contains both big hits (“1999,”
“Little Red Corvette”) and obscure b-sides (“Irresistible Bitch,” “God”)?
Prince has been gone for six years. The price of this concert, recorded in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1985, is far
less than the expense of building and testing a time machine and is the closest one can get to
experiencing this art as a fresh experience. If you buy one record this year, make it Prince and the
Revolution: Live. -Joel Francis

Paul Simon – Ultimate Collection

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps

Roxy Music – Siren (Half-Speed Mastering)

Samantha Fish – Black Wind Howlin

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Sky Is Crying (180 Gram Vinyl)

Stooges – Fun House

Stooges – Stooges (Remastered, Expanded Version)


Sea and Cake – One Bedroom (White Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

Sea and Cake – The Fawn (Blue Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition, Indie Exclusive, Digital Download Card)

S.G. Goodman – Teeth Marks

The Specials – The Specials

Weekly Review:

In the early days of the United Kingdom punk scene, before there were many punk records, punk clubs
would play reggae music when punk bands weren’t onstage. This fostered a mutual love between punk
rockers and reggae musicians, culminating with Bob Marley namechecking the Clash, Damned and Jam
in the song “Punky Reggae Party.”
It also led to the creation of a reggae scene in London, with young, mostly white musicians playing
Jamaican ska and reggae songs with punk energy. This combination of punk’s rebellious spirit with
reggae riddims and bouncing horns not only put the Specials at the front of a movement that grew to
encompass contemporaries The English Beat and Madness, but influenced future waves of ska bands,
including Fishbone, Operation Ivy, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and No Doubt.
Released in late 1979, the Specials’ self-titled, first album translated the band’s explosive live energy to
disc. The dozen songs joyfully blur past in 45 minutes that goes by much too quickly. High points include
a cover of Toots and the Maytall’s “Monkey Man” and Dandy Livingstone’s “A Message to You Rudy”
(quickly answered by the Clash on “Rudy Can’t Fail”).
Beyond a few moments of misogyny that haven’t aged well, The Specials debut is a timeless classic that
ricochets around the room with just as much joy now as it did more than 40 years ago. -Joel Francis

Sturgill Simpson- High Top Mountain

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

Tesla – Mechanical Resonance (Blue Colored Vinyl)

Tyler The Creator – Flower Boy [150 gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket]

Tom Petty – Wildflowers & All The Rest (Remastered)

Tortoise – Tortoise (Limited Edition, White, Black Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

Triptides – So Many Days

Van Morrison – Moondance

Vieux Toure Farka – Les Racines

The White Stripes – The White Stripes Greatest Hits

Wobbler – Hinterland

Waylon Jennings – Lost Nashville Sessions


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