In rotation: 10/24/18

Newburyport, MA | New owner plans to keep Dyno Records spinning: For more than 40 years whenever someone walked into Dyno Records on Middle Street, they would see owner Richard Osborne with a big smile and a music recommendation or two. But starting Nov. 1, there will be a new friendly face inside the iconic downtown Newburyport business when Summit Place resident Sally Delaney marks her first official day as the store’s new owner…But after decades in the business, Osborne made the decision to retire and put out the word that he was selling the store to someone else. Enter Delaney, a Dyno regular for years. “I was heartbroken thinking of this place closing and Rich going away,” Delaney said, adding that over the 20 years she had been coming to the record shop, Osborne has given her a deeper appreciation of music.

Columbus, OH | Spoonful Records’ Amy Kesting answers pressing questions about vinyl: Amy Kesting owns Spoonful Records, an inviting record store at 116 E. Long St. in downtown Columbus, with her husband, Brett Ruland. Originally Ruland’s record label, Spoonful Records recently celebrated its eighth anniversary and boasts a diverse collection of vinyl, cassettes and CDs. In The Record Store caught up with Kesting to ask her about the origins of the store…”I met Brett when I interned at the Columbus Museum of Art to train to be a museum registrar. Brett got laid off from the CMA when they started the renovations for the addition that is now complete (and gorgeous). … He was ready for a career change and kept throwing out ideas to me, about a coffee shop or a venue for local bands. He had the Spoonful record label and there were all these records in his house. Finally, I suggested to him that he open a record store.”

Marvel Hip-Hop Covers Coming to Vinyl: New editions of GZA, 50 Cent, and LL Cool J records featuring Marvel-designed artwork. Back in 2015, Marvel Comics debuted a ton of variant comic book covers that paid homage to classic hip-hop albums. Now, Marvel and Urban Legends have collaborated to put three of those covers on new vinyl LP reissues. On December 7, they’ll release new Marvel-inspired editions of 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’, LL Cool J’s Mama Said Knock You Out, and GZA’s Liquid Swords. Preview the new pressings above.

Nashville, TN | Third Man Records Opens a Old School Photo Lab In Nashville: Third Man Records in Nashville soft-launched the venture this summer. Like its Detroit vinyl records plant, Third Man Photo Studio is now open to the public. The professional photo and development lab features photo chemists that hand-process several different types of film. Color negative, black & white, and color positive films are processed using traditional techniques to create unique, high-quality prints. The photo lab combines both modern and traditional practices for photo development. The lab’s photo chemists can convert any digital image into a physical negative to use in the process. Digital negatives produced this way make it possible to create infinite fine art replicas of digital photos. The prints created are one-of-a-kind archival quality.

Leamington, UK | Razorlight to play free gig at Head record store in Leamington next week: Indie rock band Razorlight will play a free gig at Head in Leamington on Monday (October 29). Led by Johnny Borrell the band, known for hits in the mid-noughties such as America and In the Morning, will play live at the store in the lower mall of the Royal Priors shopping centre from 1pm. Their self-titled second album debuted at number one in the UK album chart. The band will be signing copies of their new album Olympus Sleeping which will be released on Friday (October 26). They are set to tour the UK in December. Johnny said: “We’ve been away for a long time and wanted to give more to the fans than just one single.

Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night’s Soundtrack Is Being Released On Vinyl: Mondo, the company that produces high-quality, limited edition posters, collectibles, apparels, and more, is bring the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night soundtrack to vinyl. The 2XLP will be available on October 24 and is being released in partnership with Castlevania developer and publisher Konami. “Originally released for the Playstation 2, Symphony of the Night is considered one of the most essential video games of all time, and one of the parents of the genre now known as the ‘Metroidvania,'” Mondo says. “The story follows Alucard, the son of Dracula, directly after the events of Rondo of Blood, and his attempt to stop his father’s castle’s sudden reappearance. “This double LP features 41 tracks from the game (including seven bonus tracks from the Sega Saturn version of the game) all remastered for vinyl, and featuring all new original artwork by Jasmin Darnell.”

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