Brief commentary of vinyl releases from Music on Vinyl and At the Movies
MUSIC ON VINYL
More releases from this busy company (www.musiconvinyl.com) begins with Jeff Beck’s Jeff Becks Guitar Shop (1989) with its brilliant sleeve art featuring classic Jeff Beck guitar and featuring Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas. Wonderful stuff.
For Bless Its Pointed Little Head (1969), Jefferson Airplane issued their first live album, offering densely arranged and harder versions of former album classics, adding new colours to the band’s output.
The Faces’ A Nod is as Good as a Wink (1971), featuring Stay With Me, is both honed to perfection while displaying superb song-writing skills and keeping the party going.
The Ethiopians made an impact on reggae’s first important infusion and their superb debut, Engine ’54: Let’s Ska and Rock Steady (1968) was part of that although it was rather more rocksteady in tone.
Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse (1971) from American soul artist Eugene McDaniels adds folk and funk plus jazz and remains a sampling favourite for contemporary hip hop acts.
First time on vinyl for Fear Factory’s outing, Obsolete (1998). Including a 4-page booklet, the album offered industrial metal – look out for a guest voice from Gary Numan!
Also look out for goth metal act, Within Temptation’s new LP, The Dance…
under-rated prog outfit Gravy Train and Staircase to the Day (1974)…
German power metal act, Sinner’s Dangerous Charm (1987) while…
The Glass Passenger (2008) was Jack’s Mannequin’s is a dark singer-songwriter excursion after a cancer scare.
AT THE MOVIES
Three contrasting soundtracks from the Music on Vinyl imprint include Donny Hathaway’s Come Back Charleston Blue. Shot in Harlem, it features jazz, soul and blues.
Limited to 500 copies on red vinyl with a booklet are two releases.
Firstly Gotti includes music from Pitbull and Jorge Gomez.
Chicago (1998), presented in a gatefold sleeve and on vinyl for the first time, is based upon the London cast recording (including Ute Lemper, Ruthie Henshell, Henry Goodman and Nigel Planer).
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