In rotation: 12/1/16

The Smiths Announce 7” With Two Previously Unreleased Tracks, It features a demo mix of “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side” and an unreleased version of “Rubber Ring”: The Smiths have announced the release of a new 7” single, Morrissey fansite True to You reports. It contains two previously unreleased tracks: a demo mix of “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side” and an unreleased version of “Rubber Ring.”…A release date for the single has not yet been announced. Recently, Morrissey postponed the remainder of his U.S. tour and Johnny Marr released his memoir Set the Boy Free.

Classic Sega soundtracks Revenge Of Shinobi and Panzer Dragoon get vinyl release: Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master will receive a repress as well. Data Discs has unveiled the latest Sega soundtracks to receive vinyl treatment and they’re a pair of classics. The ninja-filled Genesis sidescroller Revenge Of Shinobi was an early showcase of Yuzo Koshiro, shortly before he would become an icon in both electronic and video game music with the Streets Of Rage series. The pressing comes on bone & black vinyl and includes liner notes from Koshiro himself. The other vinyl debut is Yoshitaka Azuma’s soundtrack to beloved Sega Saturn railshooter Panzer Dragoon. Available in a pressing of grey, clear and “sky blue” vinyl, the release also includes bonus tracks of songs with alternate synthesizers.

Long Live Vinyl Magazine – Available In Shops Now! Long Live Vinyl is the fantastic new music magazine from the makers of Classic Pop, Country Music, Guitar & Bass and Vintage Rock. The first issue has an incredible line up of features including a run down of the top 40 most valuable vinyl, our in-depth collecting guide to David Bowie, and a feature on Stephen Shipperlee, a supreme Prince super-fan. Plus, you’ll find reviews of the latest vinyl music releases, a look at fantastical Prog artwork, and all the best turntables and accessories…Issue one hit the shops on Friday 18 November and is available in hmv, Sainsbury’s, WH Smiths and selected independent record shops.

This new Italian turntable has a valve pre-amp built-in, The G Pinto ON has a bit of everything: While not many people associate plug-and-play turntables with high-end audio, Italian deck maker G. Pinto has other ideas. Launched earlier this year, the new ON turntable boasts the full gamut of sound sources, from analogue and digital to wireless and bluetooth streaming. It claims to be the first plug-and-play deck of its kind of manage the lot, as well as USB compatibility for connecting to a computer. That said, the G Pinto ON also flirts with the higher end of the home audio spectrum, with a built-in, exposed valve pre-amplifier and dedicated power supply from 100 up to 500 Watts RMS.

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