In rotation: 10/18/18

Knoxville, TN | Sights & Sounds brings vinyl records back for checkout at Lawson McGhee Library: The saying ‘Everything old is new again’ appears to be right — especially when it comes to music. Vinyl records have seen a resurgence over the past decade, and recording studios have taken note and have started a trend of releasing LPs alongside digital downloads and Cds for many new releases. The Knox County Public Library has also taken note, announcing Tuesday it’s adding vinyl records to it’s collection. There are about 150 titles for circulation in the Sights and Sounds Department at Lawson McGhee Library downtown. Patrons can check out up to five records for three weeks. Due to the fragility of the albums, check out and return of records will be limited to the downtown library.

Aretha Franklin limited edition 6xLP box set announced: Featuring a rarities album with 11 stunning demos and outtakes on vinyl for the first time. A new 6xLP box set collecting Aretha Franklin’s studio albums and recordings during her “Atlantic Years” is being released this December via Rhino Records. The Atlantic 1960s Albums Collection includes Franklin’s first five studio albums with Atlantic – I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You – Mono, Aretha Arrives – Mono, Lady Soul – Stereo, Aretha Now – Stereo, Soul ’69 – Stereo, as well as a Rarities From the 1960s LP with 11 demos and outtakes. Though these demo and outtake recordings have been available digitally and on CD since 2007, as part of her Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul compilation, this is the first ever vinyl release, with highlights like her astonishing demo of ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Loved You’).

The Entire ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie Score is Being Released for the First Time Ever: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans have wanted a complete version of the score for the original 1990 film for nearly 30 years, and they’re about to have their dream come true. The score composed by John DuPrez is about to be released in its entirety for the first time ever thanks to a new vinyl release from Waxwork Records…Nerdist has the news on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vinyl soundtrack. Those who attended New York Comic-Con were lucky enough to get their hands on the Shredder variant ahead of the street date, but don’t worry, because there are eight total colored vinyl versions of the soundtrack for you to choose from.

Wilco announce limited edition vinyl ‘toolbox’ boxset: In an exclusive collaboration with outdoor lifestyle brand Best Made Company, Wilco presents an extremely limited Wilco Box Set containing all of their ten studio albums plus more, presented in an album crate inspired by Best Made’s Audubon toolbox. Made from fir ply and hand-finished with marine spar varnish, the box is laser-engraved and embossed with Best Made and Wilco’s logos. Complete with craftsman touches, it features a leather strap anchored by brass guitar strap buttons, painted birch dowel handle, and a hinged front plate for easy access to the albums. An additional compartment on the back hold the Wilco pennant and the Wilco bandana in two colors. The numbers 1 through 10 are engraved along the front, representing both the number of albums and the total number of limited edition sets in existence. Each of the band’s 10 studio albums are included in vinyl format, individually signed by frontman Jeff Tweedy.

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