It’s The Weeknd New Vinyl Thursday at The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven. Check out this week’s list of new vinyl arrivals:
Aretha Franklin- Young Gifted and Black
AC/DC – Let There Be Rock (Limited Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl)
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
Billy Strings- Renewal
Bob Marley- Legend
Bill Evans – Morning Glory: The 1973 Concert At The Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires (RSD Exclusive)
Bill Evans – At The Montreux Jazz Festival
Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That… (Teal Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time Take Time (Gatefold LP Jacket, Blue Colored Vinyl)
Charley Crockett – Lil G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley
Singer/songwriter Charley Crockett has been reliably – and rapidly – delivering they type of songs that
would be right at home on a honky tonk jukebox for nearly a decade. On his 10th album, Crockett brings
14 songs written by country legends including Willie Nelson, George Jones and Tom T. Hall.
Jukebox Charley, the fourth installment of Crockett’s Lil G.L. Presents covers series and his fourth album
in two years, eschews splashy, big-name covers in favor of songs that illuminate the genre’s depth. For
example, Roger Miller’s “Where Have All the Honest People Gone” starts with the story of a misfit too
country for the city and too urban for rural neighborhoods, but quickly shifts into something bigger
making larger points about wealth and perspective and the saint and sinner tucked close to our souls.
Nelson’s bluesy “Home Motel” is the lonely counterpoint of his hit “Night Life.”
Clocking in at just under 40 minutes, all of the performances are succinct, but some linger well after the
record is over. Crockett draws on his own experiences with addiction to give George Jones’ “Out of
Control” an extra bite. Crockett’s performance on Tom T. Hall’s “I Hope It Rains at My Funeral” is
perfectly balanced between dark humor and a broken spirit.
Crockett has been alternating albums of original material with Lil G.L. titles for the past several years. At
his current rate, we’ll probably have a platter of Crockett originals by the fall. In the meantime, Jukebox
Charley is a fine place to hang your hat. -Joel Francis
The Cranberries- Dreams: The Collection
The Cure – Seventeen Seconds (180 Gram Vinyl)
Childish Gambino – Awaken My Love
Cowboy Junkies -Songs Of The Recollection
Charles Mingus – Mingus Three (Feat. Hampton Hawes & Danny Richmond)
Jazz legend Charles Mingus usually performed with larger ensembles, so any opportunity to hear him in
a small setting is a welcome experience. In the summer of 1957, Mingus entered the studio with pianist
Hampton Hawes and drummer Danny Richmond. In a single day, the three laid down the seven tunes
that comprise Mingus Three.
More than half of the songs are standards, with Mingus chipping in two songs and a Hawes original
rounding out the set. Mingus and Hawes almost act as competing band leaders, creating a palpable
tension in these performances. Richmond is no bystander, as his solo on “Summertime” quickly shows.
In contrast, the Mingus original “Dizzy Moods” is straight-up playful. Hawes shows off his considerable
chops on “Yesterdays,” while a quiet, contemplative reading of Johnny Mercer’s “Laura” closes the
Released just a couple months after Mingus’ masterpiece The Clown, Mingus Three is often overlooked
in the bass player’s vast catalog. Long out of print and hard to find, this reissue finally makes Mingus
Three available and affordable to modest Mingus fans. As one of only three albums with Mingus in the
trio setting, it is worth seeking out. -Joel Francis
Duran Duran – Future Past
Decasia – An Endless Feast For Hyenas
Eminem – The Slim Shady (Expanded Edition)
Eddie Russ – Soul Jazz Records Presents Eddie Russ: Fresh Out (Red Colored Vinyl, Digital Download Card)
Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked For Death
Ella Fitzgerald – Hits (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Limited Edition, Remastered, Special Edition)
Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop
Father John Misty – Chloë and the Next 20th Century (Boxed Set, With Bonus 7″, With Book)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman – John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Jaco Pastorius – Invitation
Japanese Breakfast – Sable (Original Video Game Soundtrack)(Gold Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Karen Dalton – In My Own Time – 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition (180 Gram Vinyl, Bonus CD, Poster, With Booklet, Remastered)
Ken McIntyre – Year Of The Iron Sheep
Korn – Korn
Khruangbin – Mordechai Remixes (2 Discs)
The Kinks – Face To Face (180 Gram Purple Colored Vinyl, 2 Discs)
Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
King Gizzard & Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana (Blue and Gold Colored Vinyl, 2 Discs)
Live Tierra, El Chicano, Malo – Latin Legends (RSD Exclusive)
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)
Migos – Culture III (3 Discs)
Michael Jackson – Bad (Picture Disc Vinyl LP)
Morgan Wade – Reckless (150 Gram Vinyl)
Moon Duo – Circles – (Green Colored Vinyl)
My Chemical Romance – Life On The Murder Scene (2 Discs)
Maren Morris – Humble Quest
Melissa Aldana – 12 Stars
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition)
Ornette Coleman – Genesis Of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (Boxed Set)
Old Crow Medicine Show – Paint This Town
Bluegrass and old country revivalists Old Crow Medicine Show have been making music for a quarter
century, but the group has seemed to be in a holding pattern over the past several years. First came a
live reconstruction of Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, followed by an original studio release, then
another live album. On their new album, Paint This Town, the band has finally found direction.
The first half of the album contains the down-home, old-timey music the group has perfected, with song
titles including “Honey Chile” and “Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise.” The opening title song sounds
like an outtake from John Mellencamp’s album The Lonesome Jubilee.
It’s on the second side where Paint This Town gets interesting. “Painkiller” dives into the opioid
epidemic, while “Used to Be a Mountain” mourns an environment pillaged by “fat cats, race rats, big
pharma, tall stacks.” The gospel number “New Mississippi Flag” reimagines the Magnolia State’s banner
paying tribute to historical figures Elvis Presley, Charley Pride and Robert Johnson.
The upbeat music and arrangements on Paint This Town are the sugar that helps the larger somber and
reflective statements go down.
It would have been easy for Old Crow to play it safe and bank on nostalgia and their loyal fan base.
Instead, they’ve boldly opted to steer into the headwinds dividing America and try to find common
ground by combining the music of “real America” with the vision and ambition of progressives. -Joel Francis
Pink Floyd – Animals (180 Gram Vinyl, 2 Discs)
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (180 Gram Vinyl, 2 Discs)
Pretenders – Pretenders (2018 Remaster)
The 1980 debut album from The Pretenders combines the sneer and swagger of punk with the melody
and adventurousness of rock and roll.
The self-titled album kicks off with “Precious,” a song that could have fit on Never Mind the Bollocks.
Singer Chrissie Hynde hurls an f-bomb and taunts the listener with a delivery that smolders with
sexuality and denial. The sensuality gets dialed up another notch on “Up the Neck,” a confident account
of an amorous encounter with lyrics that are somehow both direct and oblique. “When my tongue lay
inside his lip/felt like the time in the womb,” Hynde sings in the first verse. Later, she intones
“blackmailed emotions confuse the demon and devotee.”
Hynde deservedly steals the spotlight throughout the album, but guitarist James Honeyman-Scott is the
band’s secret weapon. He provides the textures and moods that allow Hynde’s performances to shine.
Look no further than the chiming chords that provide the hook on the frenetic “Tattooed Love Boys” and
the succinct, stinging solos that punctuate the middle of the song.
Pretenders would be one of the great albums in rock history without its three singles. The presence of
“Brass in Pocket” alone is enough to make the album immortal. “Stop Your Sobbing” is a heartfelt Kinks
cover courtesy of Hynde’s then-boyfriend Ray Davies. The opening to “Kid” sounds like something John
Lennon would have played circa Help.
The band that delivered Pretenders should have been Hynde’s E Street Band or Heartbreakers. That
music fans only got one more album before half the group overdosed makes Pretenders feel even more
like lightning in a bottle. Hynde and drummer Martin Chambers have kept the flame alive for nearly 40
years with varying results. There’s still plenty of magic left in that musical relationship, but everything
they produce will inevitably be compared to this debut, their greatest moment. -Joel Francis
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love (Deluxe)
Robert Johnson – Best Of
The Residents – Third Reich N Roll (2 Discs)
Son House – Forever On My Mind (Black & White Fleck Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Sparks – Balls (2 Discs)
Sparks – Hello Young Lovers (2 Discs)
Suicidal Tendencies – How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile (Colored Blue Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Suicidal Tendencies – Suicidal Tendencies
S. Carey – Break Me Open (Clear Smoke Vinyl)
S. Carey – Hundred Acres
S. Carey – Range of Light (Digital Download Card)
Trombone Shorty – Lifted
Various Artist – The Lost Boys Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (180 Gram Red Colored Vinyl Anniversary Edition, 2 Discs)
Willie Nelson – A Beautiful Time (140 Gram Vinyl, 2 Discs)
Wet Leg – Wet Leg (Yellow Clear Vinyl, Limited Edition, Indie Exclusive, Digital Download Card)
The Who – Who’s Next (180 Gram Vinyl)
The Weeknd – Dawn FM
White Zombie- La Sexorcisto: Devil Music
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