In rotation: 6/11/19

Bingley, UK | New Five Rise Records shop in Bingley is a dream come true for vinyl lover Aidy: We are already conscious of the impact online retail is having on our high streets. The ease and convenience of buying online has prompted many to shop from the comfort of their own homes – prompting plenty of questions as to what will be the shape of our towns and cities in future? Shops are either closing or just about surviving – we have already lost some well-known brands from our high streets with the future of many well-known names, among them Boots, and some stores within the Arcadia Group, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Topshop and Topman, hanging in the balance. Even department stores such as House of Fraser and Debenhams have been feeling the pinch. So, how refreshing it is, to learn of a business that is actually launching – based within bricks and mortar – rather than run on a website in a virtual world. It’s somewhat ironic the birth of Five Rise Records, four years ago, was online.

IN | Odisha Civil Servant Collects 4000+ Vinyl Records, Uses YouTube to Preserve History: Around ten years ago, Vedabandhu Mishra, civil servant, was searching for an Odia song from the 1950s. Mishra searched with dedicated passion but soon realised that the song would remain alive only in his memory. There were no records of it. A little disappointed that a tiny piece of Odisha’s oral literature was lost to time, Mishra made a promise to himself. He was going to retrieve as many vinyl and shellac records as he could find, and keep them alive through the ever-changing waves of technology. Today, Mishra has a collection of over 4000 vinyl, and 500 shellac records, in addition to the ones has borrowed from friends, digitised and returned. While the earliest record he has, dates back to 1906, most of them are from the mid-1900s. The earliest phonograph disc records were made of a variety of materials including hard rubber. Around 1895, a shellac-based material was introduced and became standard.

‘Shrek (Music From The Original Motion Picture)’ Set To Make Vinyl Debut: On its initial release, the album was nominated for 2001’s Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture. 2001’s chart-topping, multi-platinum soundtrack album, Shrek (Music From The Original Motion Picture), is all set to make its debut vinyl release. On 2 August, Geffen/UMe will reissue the blockbuster soundtrack for the acclaimed, Academy Award-winning film in new black and limited edition dark green with lime-green starburst vinyl LP editions. The popular soundtrack’s highlights include Smash Mouth’s mega hit, ‘All Star,’ which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and the band’s cover of Neil Diamond’s ‘I’m A Believer;’ EELS’ ‘My Beloved Monster;’ ‘Hallelujah’ performed by Rufus Wainwright; The Proclaimers’ ‘I’m On My Way;’ Baha Men’s performance of ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’ and from the film’s original score composed by Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell, ‘True Love’s First Kiss (Original Score).’

Janet Jackson’s Iconic Back Catalog Is Getting Re-Issued On Vinyl: Janet Jackson is re-issuing her iconic back catalog on vinyl and it’s about time. The “When I Think Of You” hitmaker recently released her breakthrough album, Control, on wax for the first time since 1986, which Consequence of Sound reported. For its release, it was printed on a standard black vinyl as well as a limited red pressing. Now, Jackson is ready to pre-press some other legendary albums of hers. On Amazon and uDiscoverMusic, it appears that five other records of hers are already up for pre-order. Control: The Remixes is getting a funky, multicolored, eye-catching release. Like you can see on the uDiscoverMusic site, it is a two-LP vinyl. One disc is half red and blue and the other half pink and green. The compilation is listed to be released on July 25. Her follow-up studio release to Control, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, is being re-released on July 26. The chart-topping 1989 album will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this year and continues to make a huge impact on pop music today.

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