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Today I have published the final articles on live for vinyl. It has been an interesting two and a half years running the site but this weekend no more new posts will appear.

Lack of time is the main issue, especially when it’s interfering with my valuable listening time but i’m sorry to say that I have also lost my enthusiasm with the site – not with the music though!

Thank you to all readers and contributors during live for vinyls time. Best wishes to all the vinyl lovers out there.


‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’ coming to Death Waltz

Some recent social media activity has confirmed that Death Waltz Recording Company, and now in conjunction with Mondo, will release the soundtrack to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. The film, which I’ve yet to see, details an Iranian vampire, who loves “dance music and skateboarding” so I expect some crazy score/music choices. The trailer below also opens with a needle drop and a mix of pyschedelic rock and Western-influenced score work, so we’re off to a good start.

Source: Modern Vinyl

The Sonics will release their first album in 35 years, This is the Sonics, on March 31 via their own Revox label.

Formed in Tacoma, WA in 1960, the band never reached national prominence but their influence has been felt in punk, garage and hard rock over the decades.

Three of the original members remain in the group, Gerry Roslie, Larry Parypa and Rob Lind. They are joined by Freddie Dennis, ex-member of the Kingsmen, and Dusty Watson, who has played with Lita Ford, Dick Dale, the Queers and others.

The Sonics don’t stray far from their original primal sound on the first song released from the new album, Bad Betty.

Source: VVN/Soundcloud

Lulu has signed a new deal with Decca Records, the company to which she first signed at the tender age of 15.

The forthcoming album, Making Life Rhyme, is Lulu’s first ever complete collection of self penned songs and marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter, capturing the artist during a period of huge change.

The album was recorded in London and features lyrics which are at once highly confessional, questioning and ultimately redemptive, written by an artist who recognizes that, “I need a little peace but I never seem to find the space ‘ having trouble getting to sleep cos the party is always at my place”.

The legendary singer, who has worked with artists as disparate as David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Bobby Womack, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Take That, Jools Holland, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Barry Gibb will tour the UK this year. The tour opens on May 10 and includes a major London date at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on May 17.

Lulu said today “I’m really proud of this record. I’ve made a lot of records over the years but this one comes at a time in my life when I’m re evaluating everything. Life changes, people change, and this album sums up what I see as my place in the world at this time. For that reason it’s especially gratifying to me that the album will appear on Decca, my first ever label”.

President of Decca Records Group, Dickon Stainer, comments: “We are delighted to welcome such an iconic singer back to Decca, where she started her career”.

Lulu originally signed with Decca in 1963 and had her U.K. smash Shout! before leaving the label in 1966 to record for Columbia.

The tour dates:

  • 05/10 – Salford, UK – Lowry
  • 05/11 – Liverpool, UK – Philharmonic Hall
  • 05/12 – Glasgow, UK – Clyde Auditorium
  • 05/14 – York, UK – Barbican
  • 05/15 – Gateshead, UK – Sage
  • 05/17 – London, UK – Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • 05/18 – Cardiff, UK – St Davis Hall
  • 05/19 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
  • 05/21 – Southend, UK – Cliffs Pavilion
  • 05/22 – Nottingham, UK – Royal Concert Hall
  • 05/23 – Sheffield, UK – City Hall
  • 05/25 – Ipswich, UK – Regent
  • 05/26 – Bournemouth, UK – Pavilion Theatre



RSD 2015: Garbage to release new tracks?

Garbage will reportedly be taking part in Record Store Day this year, with 2 new songs on a 10″ record. The description offered up by Wax Poetic has a guest artist on one song and the music on orange vinyl. The band has participated in the past, releasing a cover of “Because The Night” on a 10″ in 2013.


Source: Modern Vinyl


RSD 2015: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ getting another release?

It looks like the Netflix television series, Orange Is The New Black, will be part of the Record Store Day celebrations again this year. According to a leaked portion of the RSD list, this release is featuring the score from the first two seasons of the show, on orange and black vinyl. Those contents aren’t confirmed yet, but it would be different from the previous release on vinyl, which was the music featured in it. Previously on Record Store Day, the theme for the show, Regina Spektor’s “You’ve Got Time,” was released on a 7″.

Record Store Day will be held on April 18th.


Source: Modern Vinyl


The David Bowie 40th anniversary seven-inch vinyl picture disc series continues, and next month sees the Young Americans single re-released.

The title track from his ninth studio album, Young Americans reached number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 (in its single edit guise) in early 1975, with the longer album version penetrating the UK top 20.

Both sides of this reissue are new to vinyl. The A-side features the 2007 Tony Visconti single mix of Young Americans while the AA-side contains It’s Gonna Be Me (with strings) which was first issued on the 2007 CD/DVD of the Young Americans album.


This picture disc will be issued (almost) 40 years to the day on 23 February 2015.





Source: SDE

The concert film chronicling the June 30, 1990 show at Knebworth has long been available on DVD but has never received a Blu-Ray release. That will change on March 17 when Eagle Rock Entertainment releases Live at Knebworth.

The release promises upgraded, uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio sound along with a picture that has been upscaled to accommodate Blu-Ray quality.

The show brought together some of Britain’s greatest artists of the day including a reunion between Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Cliff Richard, Phil Collins, Genesis, Dire Straits, Tears For Fears and Status Quo.

Track List:

  • Change – Tears For Fears
  • Badman’s Song – Tears For Fears
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears For Fears
  • On the Beach – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
  • Good Golly Miss Molly – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
  • We Don’t Talk Anymore – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
  • In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
  • Sussudio – Phil Collins
  • Coming Up – Paul McCartney
  • Birthday – Paul McCartney
  • Hey Jude – Paul McCartney
  • Can’t Buy Me Love – Paul McCartney
  • Whatever You Want – Status Quo
  • Rockin’ All Over the World – Status Quo
  • Dirty Water – Status Quo
  • In the Army Now – Status Quo
  • Before You Accuse Me – Eric Clapton
  • Tearin’ Us Apart – Eric Clapton
  • Solid Rock – Dire Straits
  • Think I Love You Too Much – Dire Straits
  • Money for Nothing – Dire Straits
  • Sacrifice – Elton John
  • Sad Songs (Say So Much) – Elton John
  • Hurting Kind – Robert Plant
  • Tall Cool One – Robert Plant
  • Wearing and Tearing (with Jimmy Page) – Robert Plant
  • Rock and Roll (with Jimmy Page) – Robert Plant
  • Mama – Genesis
  • Throwing It All Away – Genesis
  • Turn It On Again Medley: Turn It On Again / Somebody to Love / Reach Out, I’ll Be There / Pinball Wizard / In the Midnight Hour / Turn It On Again (reprise) – Genesis
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd
  • Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd

24th INVERNESS – Crown Court Hotel – Allander Record Fairs
24th LONDON – Catholic Centre, Dukes Avenue, Chiswick High Rd – Soundbite
24th OXFORD – St Aldates Parish Centre, 40 Pembroke Street OX1 1BP – USR Fairs
24th SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury United Reform Church, Coleham Head, SY3 7BJ –
24th WOLVERHAMPTON – Civic Halls, North Street WV1 1RQ –

25th CROYDON – Oasis Academy (School), Shirley Road CR9 7AL – Warren 0790 3935671
25th ELGIN – Bishopsmill Hall – Allander Record Fairs
25th LEEDS- Corn Exchange. Call Lane, City CentreLS1 7BR  – Premier Fairs
25th LEICESTER – Aylestone Leisure Centre LE2 6LU –
25th LONDON – 73a Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 OAS – 07930 756 874
25th STOKE-ON-TRENT – Cobridge T.A. Centre, Waterloo Road, Cobridge ST6 3HJ –

Rewind The 80’s Festival | Rewind Festival Scotland
Rewind Festival North | Rewind Festival South



Rewind The 80s Music Festival, the world’s first and biggest 80s music festival, returns with three UK festivals during summer 2015. Tickets for all three festivals go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd January from the official website

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Photo Credit: © Darren Coleman

REWIND SCOTLAND will return for its fourth consecutive year at Scone Palace, Perth on Saturday July 25th and Sunday 26th July with headline performances from Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey and OMD, plus performances from The Orchestra starring ELO former members, Bananarama, Jimmy Somerville, Kim Wilde, Nik Kershaw, Sister Sledge, Belinda Carlisle, Five Star, Howard Jones, Altered Images, Hue & Cry, Kid Creole, plus many more big names, including for the very first time, ex-Rainbow lead singer Joe Lynn Turner, plus From The Jam featuring the legendary bassist Bruce Foxton.

FRIDAY 24th JULY – SUNDAY 26th JULY 2015

REWIND NORTH returns for its second year at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire on Saturday 8th August and Sunday 9th August. Headline performances include Human League and OMD, plus a stellar line-up including The Boomtown Rats, Jimmy Somerville, Heather Small, Wang Chung, Bananarama, ABC, The Sugarhill Gang, Belinda Carlisle, Kim Wilde Soul II Soul, Dave Edmunds, Imagination ft. Leee John, Kid Creole, Howard Jones, The Selecter, John Parr, Dr & The Medics and many more, plus making his Rewind North debut – the one and only Chesney Hawkes!


REWIND SOUTH at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames will return for its seventh consecutive year on Saturday 22nd August and Sunday 23rd August with headliners OMD and Human League, plus star-studded performances from the likes of Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, ABC, Bananarama, Go West, Soul II Soul, Midge Ure, T’Pau, Nik Kershaw, Hot Chocolate, Belinda Carlisle,  and for the very first time, Black Box, Dave Edmunds, and Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats, plus British Electric Foundation featuring The Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa, Joy Division’s Peter Hook, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, Thomas Dolby, Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader and M’s Robin Scott (the latter best known for the worldwide smash hit single “Pop Muzik”), plus more big names!


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