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Monday, September 27, 2010

Myvinylreview's Top Five -- September 27, 2010

In honor of John Coltrane's recent birthday, this week's list has been increased to six. For previous weeks, you can always go to the Myvinylreview's Top Five page link, located in the right margin.
Here's what people have been clicking on this week. Click on any image  to go directly to the review or feature:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Coming Soon: Neil Young -- Le Noise 180 Gram Vinyl; Foreigner -- S/T Mofi 180 Gram Vinyl

Le Noise

This summer, as Neil Young took his Twisted Road solo tour across North America, his shows focused on new material. At the show I attended at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California, Mr. Young played six of the eight songs to be featured on his new album,  Le Noise. Recorded at the home of oft-U2 collaborator and producer, Daniel Lanois, Le Noise will be released on Sepetember 28, 2010. For the new songs he played live, Young used  his acoustic guitar on only a few--and on the remainder, he wielded one of his several electrics, played through a line of small tweed Fenders with a variety of delays and other effects.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Short Spin: Elvis Costello and The Attractions -- Armed Forces Mofi 180 Gram Vinyl

Armed Forces

Mofi's latest installment in their series of Elvis Costello's albums is his third effort, Armed Forces. Released in 1979, amidst a slew of releases from other new wave acts, such as the Police, Joe Jackson, the Cars, and the Talking Heads, Armed Forces moves beyond the caustic, borderline misogynistic messages of This Year's Model, toward more sophisticated themes, including politics and war.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Myvinylreview's Top Five

Today, debuts a new page, Myvinylreview's Top Five. This feature, to be updated regularly, will list Myvinylreview's hottest stories and reviews, based upon what you've been clicking on most.  Just click the  image to go directly to the review or feature. Following today's debut, the Top Five will be located at the top of the sidebar.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Short Spin: Frank Sinatra -- Sinatra at The Sands Mofi 180 Gram Vinyl

Live at the Sands

Mobile Fidelity continues their Sinatra reissue campaign with the 1966 time capsule, Sinatra at the Sands. Already on his new label, Reprise, for four years, Sands marked Sinatra's first-ever live release and would remain his most popular. Two other excellent live dates, Sinatra '57 and Sinatra in Paris, were released years later, but neither would ever reach the legendary status held by Sands.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Black Crowes: Croweology -- 180 gram 3 LP Vinyl (w/included digital download)


In conjunction with their Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys 2010 tour, the Black Crowes have just released Croweology, an expanded set of acoustic versions of many of their most loved songs. Pricing both the 2-cd release and the 3 LP vinyl set (reviewed here) like a single disc set, the album has been dubbed a thank you to fans for 20 years of support.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Coming Soon: Sinatra at the Sands Mofi Vinyl, Elvis Costello -- Armed Forces Mofi Vinyl, Black Crowes -- Croweology 3LP Vinyl

Live at the Sands

Mobile Fidelity's latest from Frank Sinatra is his 1966 time capsule, Sinatra at The Sands.  This two-record set, mastered by Rob Loverde, is more dynamic, carries a richer tonal palette, and removes a layer of grain from Sinatra's voice that can be heard on the first pressing original vinyl.