In rotation: 9/26/19

Vinyl records aren’t threatening the planet: Do not let anyone convince you that your vinyl record collection will kill the planet. Although recent headlines suggest vinyl production could threaten the environment, natural buying habits and new developments in manufacturing make this issue irrelevant. It makes sense some would be concerned about the amount of new LPs, given the medium’s meteoric rise in popularity over the last decade… Especially as vinyl grows more and more profitable, the young adults that are discovering records will most likely want to hang on to them for years and could eventually hand them down to future generations. And for those who do not have relatives or friends to pass their collections onto, the local record shop or online marketplace is a lot more appealing than the dump.

Kingston, ON | 15,000 CDs available at special symphony sale: In the Kingston Symphony’s warehouse off Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard, volunteers are busy sorting through several thousand compact discs from two donors, musical works that will be available to the public starting next week. The warehouse is usually jam-packed with vinyl records, but next Wednesday volunteers are throwing open the warehouse doors to CD enthusiasts for a special, first-time CD sale, with proceeds — as usual — supporting the Kingston Symphony. The sale offers up to as many as 15,000 titles, available to the public from Oct. 2 to 5. “Some people have mistaken this for the vinyl sale, and it’s not that at all,” Brian Weir, with the volunteer committee of the Kingston Symphony Association, said. “This is a special collection.” It all started with the donation of 8,000 CDs from a Toronto lawyer, musician and lifelong music appreciator.

Chattanooga, TN | City Beat: Is the record-shop culture coming back? Every so often, if you live long enough I suppose, you’ll have deja vu moments where what was old is new again. Kind of like when millennials invented fresh-grown fruits and vegetables all over again. Who knew a tomato picked right off the vine could taste good, and be kinda good for you? Anyway, I had coffee with Ben VanderHart last week. He told me his idea for a record store he is opening called Yellow Racket Records. One of my first jobs was working at the Record Bar in Eastgate. Some years later, my older brother, Bob, opened Courter Brothers Records, and later sold it to Chad Bledsoe, who changed it to Chad’s Records. I’ve always been a vinyl guy for all the same nerdy reasons that audiophile types have been espousing for decades. Talking to VanderHart reminded me just how cool it was to be able to spend hours in a record shop browsing through the bins.

Mark Hollis’ Lone, Self-Titled Solo Album Set For Vinyl Reissue: The record will be available with original artwork – a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits – and it has been remastered at Abbey Road. Mark Hollis’ lone, self-titled solo album, is set for reissue on heavyweight vinyl through UMC/Polydor, on 18 October. The record will be available with original artwork – a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits – and it has been remastered at Abbey Road. The only solo album by the late Talk Talk frontman, Mark Hollis was first released by Polydor Records in January 1998. Despite being released as a solo album by Hollis, it was originally intended to be credited to Talk Talk, under the name ‘Mountains of the Moon’. A beautiful and haunting work, Mark Hollis picks up where he left off with Talk Talk’s’ Laughing Stock seven years before, re-emerging with a suite of music that encompassed jazz, ambient, and folk.

‘Live From The Astroturf Alice Cooper’ Set for UK and USA Premieres: ‘Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper’ was made by superfan Chris Penn, who owns a record store in Dallas. He managed to get the original Alice Cooper band featuring Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith. (The original lead guitarist Glen Buxton died in 1997 of viral pneumonia). The UK premiere will take place at the iconic and intimate Castle Cinema in Hackney, London, on Wednesday 09th October between 21:00 and 22:30. This date has been specially selected as it coincides with Alice Cooper being in the capital (he performs at the O2 Arena, Greenwich, the following night). The event will be attended by super-fans, film crew and both past and present members of the Alice Cooper family.

Casting Complete for U.K. Premiere of High Fidelity at Turbine Theatre: Full casting has been announced for Turbine Theatre’s upcoming U.K.-debut staging of High Fidelity, the 2006 musical based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel. The previously announced production, directed and choreographed by Jackson Greaves, will begin previews on October 21 and open on November 1 for a limited engagement through December 7… Featuring a book by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Amanda Green, High Fidelity follows the adventures of Rob (Ormson), a record store owner who knows almost everything about pop music but almost nothing about how to hang onto a girl. Rob’s love life, already a broken record of heartache, falls off the charts completely when he gets dumped by Laura (Holmes). But that just sets him up for one of the top-five romantic comebacks ever.

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