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HIM To Release Limited Addition Boxset Plus Four Deluxe Titles, U.S. Tour Dates Announced!

HIM To Release Limited Addition Boxset Plus Four Deluxe Titles, U.S. Tour Dates Announced!

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Finnish platinum selling band HIM have been a cultural phenomenon in the alternative rock world for over two decades, now they are excited to announce the upcoming release of an exclusive limited edition boxset ‘Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust’: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96-’03 on November 25th via The End Records. The boxset includes the rare debut 1996 EP ’666 Ways To Love: Prologue” on 180gram heavy weight vinyl for the first time ever, along with an exclusive Heartagram logo slipmat and a USB drive with 37 bonus tracks, 80 tracks all together, all re-mastered. Also to be released on November 25th, four of their iconic albums, ‘Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666’, ‘Razorblade Romance’, ‘Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights’, and ‘Love Metal’ will be released in multiple configurations, all re-mastered with bonus tracks, exclusive liner notes, and special packaging.

“We feel truly blessed to have our sonic offspring of yore being given a new lease of life in the US by The End Records, the home for many of our aural idols, both old and new. For the past months, the infamous Love Metal archives have been extensively scoured by us for rare, exclusive and downright scary musical nuggets for an experience in Finnish melancholy like no other, so please consider yourself warned…” – Ville Valo, lead vocalist of HIM

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW! – Click Here!

In support of the deluxe re-mastered releases, HIM will be embarking on a National tour this December, all dates listed below:

12/9 Webster Hall New York, NY
12/10 House of Blues Boston, MA
12/11 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
12/12 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
12/16 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
12/17 The Marquee Tempe, AZ
12/18 House of Blues San Diego, CA
12/19 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV

All tickets on sale Friday, September 19, 2014.

‘LASHES TO ASHES, LUST TO DUST’: A VINYL RETROSPECTIVE ’96-’03 BOXSET

A collection of the four essential early HIM studio albums encompassing the group’s trailblazing early catalog, on heavy weight 180gram vinyl, as well as the band’s debut 1996 EP ’666 Ways To Love: Prologue” on 180gram heavy weight vinyl for the first time ever. Includes an exclusive Heartagram logo slipmat and a USB drive with 37 bonus tracks, 80 tracks all together, all re-mastered.

‘GREATEST LOVE SONGS VOL. 666’

2CD Deluxe Reissue 

HIM’s debut album Re-Mastered, featuring 8 unreleased bonus tracks, exclusive liner notes, packaged in a super limited edition crushed velvet case

Classic LP

Re-Mastered on Standard 140 Gram, first time release on vinyl

Deluxe Red Colored 2LP Reissue

HIM’s debut album Re-mastered, featuring 8 unreleased bonus tracks, packaged in limited edition Gatefold Jacket with 2 full artwork record sleeves and exclusive liner notes.  Includes Digital Download Card

‘RAZORBLADE ROMANCE’

2CD Deluxe Reissue

HIM’s hit record Re-Mastered, featuring 8 unreleased bonus tracks, exclusive liner notes, packaged in a super limited edition crushed velvet case

Classic LP

Re-Mastered on Standard 140 Gram, first time release on vinyl

Deluxe Magenta Colored 2LP Reissue

HIM’s hit record Re-Mastered, featuring 8 unreleased bonus tracks, packaged in limited edition Gatefold Jacket with 2 full artwork record sleeves and exclusive liner notes.  Includes Digital Download Card

‘DEEP SHADOWS AND BRILLIANT HIGHLIGHTS’

2CD Deluxe Reissue

HIM’s third album Re-Mastered, featuring 8 unreleased bonus tracks, exclusive liner notes, packaged in a super limited edition crushed velvet case

Classic LP

Re-Mastered on Standard 140 Gram, first time release on vinyl

Deluxe Purple Colored 2LP Reissue

HIM’s third album Re-Mastered, featuring 8 unreleased bonus tracks, packaged in limited edition Gatefold Jacket with 2 full artwork record sleeves and exclusive liner notes.  Includes Digital Download Card

‘LOVE METAL’

2CD Deluxe Reissue

HIM’s Classic album Re-Mastered, featuring 8 unreleased bonus tracks, exclusive liner notes, packaged in a super limited edition crushed velvet case

Classic LP

Re-Mastered on Standard 140 Gram, first time release on vinyl

Deluxe Gold Colored 2LP Reissue

HIM’s Classic album Re-Mastered, featuring 8 unreleased bonus tracks, packaged in limited edition Gatefold Jacket with 2 full artwork record sleeves and exclusive liner notes.  Includes Digital Download Card

Collect all 4 CDs to complete the Heartagram image!

 

 

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Annie Lennox To Release ‘Nostalgia’ Via Blue Note Records This Fall

Annie Lennox To Release ‘Nostalgia’ Via Blue Note Records This Fall

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Annie Lennox – ‘Nostalgia’

Blue Note Records will release Nostalgia, the seventh solo album from legendary singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, this fall. Produced by Lennox and frequent collaborator Mike Stevens, the 12-track collection features fresh and hauntingly beautiful takes on iconic American compositions that continue to resonate as we face the complexities of modern life – songs like “Memphis In June,” “Strange Fruit,” “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” and “God Bless The Child.” 

Nostalgia will be released on September 30 on VINYL– the format the album was intended to be heard in – allowing listeners to experience Lennox’s interpretations of these classic songs as they would have sounded when they were first introduced in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. (See below for track listing.) The packaging for Nostalgia, which was created by Lennox herself, is stunning. The vinyl will be contained in a gatefold jacket that will also include a 12-page book, which contains photos and lyrics.

The album will be available digitally, on CD and in a deluxe CD/DVD edition on October 21. The deluxe CD/DVD package, which will be available exclusively at Amazon, will include Nostalgia plus a 36-page book with photos and detailed notes on the songs and lyrics as well as a DVD that features Annie discussing the album and a video of Lennox performing “I Put A Spell On You” live. Nostalgia will be released internationally by Island Records on October 27.

Annie talks about the personal meaning she found in the songs of Nostalgia and offers fans a first listen to some of the tracks in the album trailer, which premieres today on the newly launched nostalgia.annielennox.com, an online companion to the album. The site features track-by-track song histories, beautiful photography and artwork, videos and expanded song descriptions by Lennox. New content will be added on a regular basis leading into the release of Nostalgia.

The pre-order for Nostalgia launched today on Amazon (exclusive deluxe CD/DVD)Google Play and iTunesAnnie’s revelatory take on Screaming Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You” is available at all digital stores and streaming services today and fans will receive the track immediately if they pre-order the full digital album at either iTunes or Amazon.

“Annie Lennox is one of popular music’s preeminent artists…a true visionary. Her body of work radiates a deep soulfulness and beauty…NOSTALGIA is the perfect complement to her already extraordinary canon,” observed Blue Note Records President Don Was. “All of us at Blue Note are honored and thrilled that she will now be an indelible component of our 75-year-old musical legacy.”

“To have been given the opportunity to record these classic, timeless songs on such a significant label as Blue Note, representing 75 years of legendary jazz history, is truly a privilege for me,” said Annie Lennox.

On Nostalgia, Annie pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – and interprets compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own.

“I went deeper because, for me, the origin of these songs is the blues. Blues comes from something beautiful and painful – and it’s the mixture of the two things. And that’s an area that I know very well,” Lennox explains. “I thought, if I’m going to try this, I’m going to get right to the nub of the song. You commune with the song and if the melody is speaking back to you, it guides you into where you need to go with it.”

Lennox’s nuanced takes on songs such as Side One’s “Strange Fruit,” “Summertime” and “I Cover The Waterfront” remind us how these songwriters took a stand on issues like poverty, bigotry and social inequalities in the years leading up to the U.S. Civil Rights movement. On Side Two, Annie savors some of the era’s most unabashedly tender and romantic songs, including “You Belong To Me,” “September In The Rain” and “The Nearness of You.”

Nostalgia – Track Listing
1. Memphis In June
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. I Put A Spell On You
4. Summertime
5. I Cover The Waterfront
6. Strange Fruit
7. God Bless The Child
8. You Belong To Me
9. September In The Rain
10. I Can Dream, Can’t I?
11. The Nearness Of You
12. Mood Indigo

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THE BEATLES IN MONO: Vinyl Box Set Available On September 9th!

THE BEATLES IN MONO: Vinyl Box Set Available On September 9th!

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The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. On September 8 (September 9 in North America), The Beatles’ nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork. Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album will be available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book. Click here to buy!

In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles’ acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY®-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz. While The Beatles In Mono CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records without using any digital technology. Instead, they employed the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and by detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers.

Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of The Beatles’ albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe.

Manufactured for the world at Optimal Media in Germany, The Beatles’ albums are presented in their original glory, both sonically and in their packaging. The boxed collection’s exclusive 12-inch by 12-inch hardbound book features new essays and a detailed history of the mastering process by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett. The book is illustrated with many rare studio photos of The Beatles, fascinating archive documents, and articles and advertisements sourced from 1960s publications.

Available now for preorder at www.thebeatles.com.

The Beatles In Mono
* Available individually and collected in a limited 14-LP boxed edition, accompanied by an exclusive 108-page hardbound book.

Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night
Beatles For Sale
Help!
Rubber Soul
Revolver
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles (2-LP)
Mono Masters (3-LP)

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‘Class of Nuke ‘Em High’ To Receive Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack Release

‘Class of Nuke ‘Em High’ To Receive Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack Release

'Class of Nuke 'Em High' Soundtrack

‘Class of Nuke ‘Em High’ Soundtrack

The Ship to Shore Phonograph Company announced today that the soundtrack to the Troma classic Class of Nuke ‘Em High will finally get an official release, something fans have been waiting for since 1986!  In conjunction with Troma, Ship To Shore have collated the glorious 80’s anthems that made the soundtrack such a highly demanded item, and will release it to the public – on gloriously thick 180g vinyl!

The LP is now available for pre-order at  shiptoshore.storenvy.com and will street on November 11, 2014.

Featuring artwork originally created for Skuzzles’ sold out Class of Nuke em High poster by Godmachine, the soundtrack will be limited to 1,000 copies. 700 copies will be on high quality 180 gram black vinyl, and 300 on special “Dewey’s Meltdown” splattered vinyl. Each song has been meticulously remastered for optimum stereophonic listening pleasure, so fans can now enjoy them the way they the artists intended them.

Track listing is as follows:

  1. Nuke ‘Em High – Ethan & the Coup
  2. Emotional Rufugee – David Behennah
  3. Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise – Stormbringer
  4. Angel – GMT
  5. Much Too Much – The Smithereens
  6. Run For Your Life – Stratus (feat. Clive Burr of Iron Maiden)
  7. We Are One – Ethan & the Coup (exclusive bonus track, never before released!)
  8. Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part 2 Theme

Inside the sleeve you can expect liner notes from director Lloyd Kaufman and theme song composer Ethan Hurt, along with never-before-seen production stills and behind-the-scenes production photos from the movie.    And because the portable record player was never invented – at least successfully – each LP will also include an MP3 download of the full album, featuring exclusive track-by-track commentary by Troma President and Class of Nuke ‘Em High co-director Lloyd Kaufman! For an exclusive sampler of the album, visit:

The album can only be ordered directly from the Ship To Shore Media webstore (shiptoshore.storenvy.com), and due to its limited run it is expected to sell out fast!

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