Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Releasing Companion Vinyl Box Sets Of All Studio Albums

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will commemorate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album by releasing two companion vinyl box sets featuring their entire studio album repertoire via UMe and Reprise/Warner Bros. Records.

Several of these albums have been out of print on vinyl for years and all albums have been remastered for this release except where noted. All LPs in each of the limited-edition box sets will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl with replica artwork.

The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991) features nine vinyl albums and will be released on December 9th.

Volume 1 features:
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers*
You're Gonna Get It!*
Damn The Torpedoes*
Hard Promises
Long After Dark
Southern Accents
Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)
Full Moon Fever
Into The Great Wide Open

*Remastered since 2010

The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014) begins with Petty's first release for Warner Bros Records, Wildflowers (featuring the Grammy-winning single "You Don't Know How It Feels"), and includes his most recent album, 2014's Hypnotic Eye. It has seven albums on twelve pieces of vinyl and will be released on November 25th.

Volume 2 features:
Wildflowers (2-LP)
She's The One
Echo (2-LP)
The Last DJ (2-LP)
Highway Companion (2-LP)
Mojo (2-LP) (Original Master, 2010)
Hypnotic Eye (Original Master, 2014)

In other Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers news, Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday February 10th, 2017.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day Black Friday

Legacy Recordings has announced the label's lineup of vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day's Black Friday 2016, celebrated this year at the nation's independent record stores on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Connoisseurs of classic sounds delivered old school via these two highly collectible releases:

Bob Dylan - The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert - Double LP 12" Vinyl (Columbia Legacy)
Bob Dylan's performance at the Royal Albert Hall from May 26, 1966 (two days after the artist's 25 birthday) is being released as a 2LP album entitled The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert. For decades, Dylan's performance in Manchester was incorrectly labeled "The Royal Albert Hall Concert." Now, for the first time, the REAL Royal Albert Hall concert--originally recorded for a live album by CBS Records--is finally being released, mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Chris Shaw. (This show is also included in the monumental Columbia/Legacy Bob Dylan - 1966 Live Recordings box set.)

Jimi Hendrix - Morning Symphony Ideas - 10" Vinyl LP
Morning Symphony Ideas is an official 'bootleg' which places its focus on Jimi's songwriting and his unique approach toward developing new material in the recording studio. This collection presents Jimi's funk forays with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles, three shining examples of Jimi's work in progress from late 1969. "Jungle" was recorded at the Record Plant on November 14, 1969. Side Two features a September 1969 session with Hendrix again joined by Miles yielding a vigorous then-new interpretation of "Room Full Of Mirrors," a song Hendrix had attempted previously going as far back as August 1968 sessions at Electric Ladyland. During the same December 1969 Record Plant session which produced "Message To Love" and "Earth Blues," Jimi put forward the funky groove which fans and bootleggers alike have come to know as "Strato Strut," included as the third cut on Morning Symphony Ideas. This compilation was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, & John McDermott for Experience Hendrix, L.L.C.

Now in its ninth year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture held on the third Saturday in April. RSD has named Metallica as Record Store Day Ambassadors 2016.

To locate your nearest participating RSD 2016 retailer, please visit:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rhino's Gift Guide Offers Killer Classic Rock Collections

Looking for the perfect gift for the music lover on your Holiday list? Check out Rhino's selections below...

The Monkees - Classic Album Collection
Street Date: 1/19/2016
10-CD Boxed Set
10-LP Vinyl Boxed Set Also Available


The Cars - The Elektra Years 1978 - 1987
Street Date: 3/11/2016 & 6/7/2016
6-LP Boxed Set 
6-CD Boxed Set Also Available


Grateful Dead - July '78
Street Date: 5/13/2016
12-CD Boxed Set


John Coltrane - The Atlantic Years In Mono
Street Date: 6/10/2016
6-LP Boxset +7" Single
6-CD Boxed Set Also Available


Chicago - Quadio Box
Street Date: 6/17/2016
9 Disc Blu-ray Audio


The Monkees  - The Complete Series
Street Date: 7/8/2016
10 Blu-ray Disc Video + 7" Vinyl LP


Ramones - Ramones - 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Street Date: 9/9/2016
3-CD & 1-LP 


Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions - Super Deluxe Box
Street Date: 9/16/2016
5-LP & 3-CD


Ray Charles - The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono
Street Date: 9/23/2016
7-LP Boxed Set


David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 to 1976)
Street Date: 9/23/2016
12-CD & 13-LP


Fleetwood Mac - Mirage (Deluxe Edition)
Street Date: 9/23/2016
3-CD/ 1-LP Boxed Set


Dio - A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993
Street Date: 10/4/2016
6-LP Boxed Set + 7" Single
6-CD Boxed Set Also Available


Phil Collins - Singles
Street Date: 10/14/2016
4-LP Boxed Set
3-CD Set
2-CD Deluxe Versions Of All 8 Studio Albums Also Available


Black Sabbath - Paranoid (Super Deluxe Box)
Street Date: 11/11/2016
4-CD Boxed Set


The Band -The Last Waltz (40th Anniversary Collector's Edition)
Street Date: 11/11/2016
6-LP Boxed Set &4-CD/1 Blu-ray Edition Also Available


Jethro Tull - Stand Up (The Elevated Edition)
Street Date: 11/18/2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Paul McCartney Backs Campaign To Save Grassroots Music Venues In U.K.

As a teenager growing up in Liverpool he honed his live skills in the city’s small and sweaty pubs and music venues, most famously The Cavern Club. Now Sir Paul McCartney is backing a campaign to protect the dwindling number of grassroots music venues throughout the United Kingdom. 

"I've been lucky enough to play in venues of all different shapes and sizes, from tiny clubs to massive stadiums all over the world. Without the grassroots clubs, pubs and music venues my career could have been very different,” said McCartney, pledging his support to the Music Venue Trust’s #FIGHTBACK campaign.

“Artists need places to start out, develop and work on their craft and small venues have been the cornerstone for this. If we don't support live music at this level, then the future of music in general is in danger,” the former Beatle went on to say.

Yesterday, almost 500 delegates attended the third annual Venues Day conference at London’s Roundhouse venue, which saw executives from across the industry address some of the threats to Britain’s once-thriving live scene. In London the problem is particularly acute, with the U.K. capital having lost 35 percent of its small and grassroots music spaces since 2007 due to a combination of rising rents and licensing restrictions.

Numbered among the famous central London venues that have closed in that time is the Marquee, Astoria, 12 Bar Club and Madame Jojos, while The 100 Club, which played host to early gigs by The Rolling Stones and Sex Pistols and saw Paul McCartney play an intimate lunchtime gig in 2010, was only saved from extinction after signing a sponsorship deal with Converse in 2011.

More recently, legendary dance club Fabric had its license revoked by Islington council following the drug-related deaths of two 18-year-olds earlier this summer.

An appeal hearing to decide the fate of Fabric has been scheduled for Nov. 28 at Highbury Magistrates Court. The venue’s #saveourculture fund raising campaign has generated almost £300,000 ($368,000).

Further support for London’s world famous cultural heritage has come from London mayor Sadiq Khan, who last month pledged to introduce greater protection for venue owners by establishing the ‘Agent of Change’ principle, a regulation that puts the onus on property developers to mitigate against noise complaints from existing venues or businesses.

In 2014, world-renowned London nightclub Ministry of Sound successfully applied the Agent of Change principle after a long-running dispute with developers wanting to build of an apartment block opposite the club. In that instance, pursuing the legal case and protecting the venue's future took over four years and over £1 million ($1.5 million), costs that are prohibitive to the majority of venue operators.

“Too many venues have been lost in recent years and those that survive are under unprecedented pressure from unscrupulous developers, with little protection offered to them by the government, be it national or local,” said J Willgoose, Esq. of British indie band Public Service Broadcasting, who played at last night’s #FIGHTBACK concert at The Roundhouse.

“We are facing a genuine cultural crisis, as well as a serious threat to the music industry in the UK -- a huge British export,” added Everything Everything’s Jeremy Pritchard in a statement. “Already we hear the cry that there are too few festival headliners rising through the ranks. This is directly connected to the worrying trend of invaluable but highly vulnerable local gigs going for good.”

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Iggy Pop, Jeff Gold Launching Stooges Book In Detroit, NYC

To celebrate the publication of  Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop, Third Man Books is presenting Iggy Pop in conversation with author Jeff Gold at two locations: Detroit on October 25 at Third Man Records Cass Corridor, and November 4 in New York City at Rizzoli Bookstore. These events are free and open to the public, with admittance first come, first serve. 

Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop is the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop's own words, and features a cache of never-seen-before images. Pop's candid, bare-all account is the incredible tragic and triumphant story of a group who rose from youth, fell prey to drugs, alcohol, and music biz realities, collapsed and, nearly 30 years later reformed, recording and touring to great acclaim.

In 2010, the Stooges -- often credited with having invented punk rock -- were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop will be available from Third Man Books November 15, 2016.