In rotation: 11/1/19

Skegness, UK | ‘Iconic’ film and music shop in Skegness will close next month after 87 years on the coast: ‘It has been a pleasure to know and help you all.’ An ‘iconic’ film and music shop in Skegness is set to close after 87 years on the High Street. Herrick Watson Ltd has been serving customers on the coast since 1932, offering vinyl records and, later, CDs and DVDs to customers. The family-run business has now announced that it will close up shop on November 3 for the very last time. In a statement posted online, the company said: “Dear friends and customers. After 87 years of trading, the family firm of Herrick Watson Ltd. will be closing its doors for the last time on Sunday, November 3 when the owners retire. “Rob, Jan, Andy, and Lewis would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your custom and friendship throughout the years. It has been a pleasure to know and help you all… Whether it was your first television, your first record, your first single, or your first CD, we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for choosing us time and time again.”

Does Vinyl Really Sound Better? Is all the adulation for analog and its superiority over all things digital backed by science? Were the hipsters right all along? Qrius explores with some sound knowledge. Neil Young was a famous rock musician in the 1970s, specializing in live performance and weird acoustic spaces, like the echo-filled iron sawdust burner I once camped in as a kid. In a recent interview for The New York Times Magazine, he claimed that digital compression technology — CD, MP3, streaming — undermines human dignity. Of the thousands of comments in response, many readers denounced him as emotional, anti-scientific, a Luddite and even partly deaf. But might Young know something the rest of us don’t? Put another way, if a sensitive, world-acclaimed innovator denounces his industry and its technology for undermining human dignity and brain function, something big is up. Who could be more qualified than a world expert — with loads of experience and no incentive to fib — to call the alarm about widespread technological damage?

Multi-Format 25th Anniversary Reissue For Reba McEntire’s ‘Read My Mind.’ Produced by the star and longtime collaborator Tony Brown, it contained a slew of major hit singles and went triple platinum in the US. The 25th anniversary of Reba McEntire’s 1994 album Read My Mind will be marked by its first-ever appearance on vinyl by MCA Nashville/UMe on 6 December. The LP, the 18th studio release of her stellar career, went on to triple platinum status, reaching No. 2 on both the country and all-genre charts. The 25th anniversary of Reba McEntire’s 1994 album Read My Mind will be marked by its first-ever appearance on vinyl by MCA Nashville/UMe on 6 December. The LP, the 18th studio release of her stellar career, went on to triple platinum status, reaching No. 2 on both the country and all-genre charts… The anniversary edition of Read My Mind will come in several expanded anniversary configurations. They include the new bonus track, a live performance of ‘And Still,’ which features Reba’s humorous story about filming the video for the song in Guatemala. The album will be available on both standard black vinyl and as a limited edition white vinyl pressing, available exclusively at Reba.com.

New Box Set Release Date: December 13, 2019 ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years.’ On December 13, 2019 Pink Floyd Records will release ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’, a 16-disc set (5xCDs, 6xBlu-Rays, 5xDVDs) covering the material created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright from 1987 onwards. The period generated record sales of over 40 million worldwide and included three studio albums: ‘A Momentary Lapse Of Reason’, ‘The Division Bell’ and ‘The Endless River’ as well as two live albums: ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ and ‘Pulse’. With additional production from David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audiovisual material, including the sought-after 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts, ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ is a must for all fans. A multi-media, deluxe box set, ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ presents an expanded view of the Pink Floyd story from 1987 to the present and kicks off with ‘A Momentary Lapse Of Reason’, the album that confirmed Pink Floyd as one of the world’s biggest artists.

Borderlands 3’s Soundtrack is Coming to Vinyl, Entire Series’ Soundtracks Up for Streaming: After an extremely successful launch, the hits keep coming for Borderlands 3. Specifically, the hit beats. The soundtrack for Borderlands 3 will be getting a vinyl record release in January 2020 thanks to Laced Records. The soundtrack, which is currently up for pre-order, comes in two different versions. For $35 you can get the 17-track Deluxe Double LP, which comes with two vinyl records that are colored red and white. If you want to put up $80 then you can get the Special Edition. This version comes on four records—each one themed after one of the playable characters in the game—and contains 34 tracks. The Borderlands 3 soundtrack contains tracks by six different composers, including industry legends like Jesper Kyd, who did the soundtracks for the first two games along with hits like Assassin’s Creed II and Darksiders II. The soundtrack also includes tracks from composing duo Finishing Moves Inc, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided composer Michael McCann, Prey composer Raison Varner, and more. If you’re looking for some solid beats to enjoy Borderlands 3‘s Halloween event to, then this is it. Of course, those beats will also be in the game itself, so you don’t really need to buy the soundtrack for that.

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