Brief news of vinyl releases from At The Movies, Peaceville, K-Scope & Music On Vinyl
AT THE MOVIES
Soundtracks a-plenty from this label (www.musiconvinyl.com) includes limited numbered pressings and coloured vinyl.
Netflix’s original series, The Crown from Rupert Greyson-Williams & Lorne Balfe spans two discs within a gatefold sleeve.
On just the single disc is Roman J. Isreal, Esq (a film starring starring Denzel Washington) and the music of James Newton Howard. Includes a 4-page booklet.
Finally, starring Robert Redford as a CIA agent, the suspense thriller, 3 Days of the Condor, via Sydney Pollack, arrives on gold vinyl with music composed by the prolific Dave Grusin.
Autopsy’s Puncturing the Grotesque (Peaceville; peaceville.com) marks the 30th anniversary of this death metal outfit. This is a seven-track mini-LP.
From Kscope is Gleb Kolyadin’s self-titled debut LP for the label. A pianist, he is joined by instrumentalists associated with King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Marillion and more. A keys-fronted piece of prog.
From Music on Vinyl is the New York Dolls’ reunion concert, Live from Festival Hall 2004! Despite the absence of Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan, the ‘band did good’ on the night. Bassist Arthur Kane would be dead only weeks after this recording.
From Dream Theater, A Change of Seasons (1995) is prog metal at its best with five tracks on one disc packed with drama and complexity.
Trivium’s metal/thrash 2008 outing, Shogun is more thrash than anything else, packed with riffs and outstanding Metallica-esque manoeuvres.
The Final Countdown anyone? Yes, that was Europe. Out of this World was the 1986 sequel to that album with an accessible, approachable entry into hard rock. Friendly, even.
Would you believe that most of the people behind the hard rocking Ram Jam derive from bubblegum pop? Listen to the magnificent Black Betty and try to reconcile that one! That’s the highlight to this reasonable album that too often has a me-too flavour to each song.
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