Brief commentary of vinyl releases from At The Movies, Vinyl Passion & Munster…
AT THE MOVIES
Three new LPs from the Music on Vinyl-imprint soundtrack specialists include Skyfall, via Thomas Newman. Numbered, limited edition gatefold on coloured vinyl with a poster and booklet included.
Adrift via Volker Bertelmann, includes coloured vinyl and an insert.
Finally Back to Titanic includes James Horner’s music, within a gatefold, numbered, limited-edition gold vinyl plus a booklet and a replica boarding pass and launch card.
Two from this reissue company includes twin album packs.
Bill Evans Trio’s Moon Beams/How My Heart Sings!, both from 1962, both excellent. The former, a suite of ballads, was the first release after the death of Scott LaFaro, Evans’ right hand man. The latter, from the same session, is more up tempo. Both are immensely lyrical.
Also look out for Mantovani’s Golden Treasures, 33 tracks over a two-disc gatefold.
Two from the Spanish audiophiles (www.munster-records.com) include Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana’s Mi Buenaventura (1967, on the Vampi imprint) that features curralao, abozao chocoano, porro, cumbia and agubajo musical genres from Cuba and Puerto Rico, introducing a modernising flavour to the folk rhythms.
The Gears’ Rockin’ At Ground Zero (1980) sees the Los Angeles punks mix rock and Sex Pistols influences.
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