In rotation: 6/22/17

Record fair at the Market Place proves a hit: Fans of all things vinyl scoured table tops and black boxes at a record fair in Bolton. The popular fair returned to the Market Place shopping centre on Saturday, once again proving a hit with shoppers. Organised by Premier Record and CD Fairs, traders were selling and buying all sorts of music from jazz to rock and soul to blues. Adrian Melling, of Premier Record and CD Fairs said: “It was a very successful day. “We had early visitors who were really enthusiastic and a steady stream of people all day. “The Market Place is always developing and there’s always loads going on so it’s a great venue to come to.

Cambridge record store rides vinyl wave to success: As the popularity of vinyl has surged over the last decade, smaller record shops have begun to pop up across the country. One of the newest shops in Cambridge, Blue Bag Records, is nearing its first birthday and owner and Brookline native Chris Guttmacher spoke about his first year in business. Although he grew up in Brookline, Guttmacher has spent the last 22 years in California. He moved back in early 2016 to be closer to his family. Back in California, Guttmacher owned and operated the first version of Blue Bag Records in Los Angeles. Customers of Blue Bag in L.A. have praised the store for its selection, low prices and massive reggae and ska section.

Brian Wilson Plots Career-Spanning Solo Anthology ‘Playback’: Brian Wilson will release a new anthology collection covering his nearly 30-year solo career, Playback, September 22nd via Rhino. The 18-track release features two previously unreleased songs: “Run James Run,” which was written for Playback, and “Some Sweet Day,” which Wilson wrote with Andy Paley in the early Nineties for an unfinished project…Playback will be available digitally as well as on CD and double LP vinyl. The physical releases will feature photographs from throughout Wilson’s solo career and pictures from the recent studio session that produced “Run James Run.” Rock journalist and Rolling Stone contributor David Wild wrote the liner notes while the cover photo is a previously unseen picture taken by acclaimed rock photographer Robert Matheu.

Big Crown Records Pop Up Record Fair: We would like to invite you to the second Big Crown Records Pop Up Record Fair Sunday July 9th at the newly opened Mad Tropical in Bushwick. Another heavy duty line up of some of the finest private record sellers and local record shops offering up used records and a Big Crown table with all our titles and merch at hand to hand prices. Music provided by an all star line up of DJs playing sets all day long, food by Donna Chiquita, and drink specials, the makings of a great Sunday in Brooklyn.

Cast Album of 2017 Tony-Winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen to Be Released on Vinyl: The Atlantic Records cast album of 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen will be released as a vinyl record on July 21. The album that was first released in February features a Tony-winning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dear Evan Hansen, playing the Music Box Theatre, is the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Book for Steven Levenson, Best Orchestrations for Alex Lacamoire, Leading Actor winner Ben Platt and Featured Actress winner Rachel Bay Jones. The musical’s cast album debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200, making it the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961.

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