In rotation: 7/29/19

Mississauga, ON | Trendy Store Moving from Toronto to Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga: Anyone who came of age in the 90s or early aughts probably remembers lining up at Sunrise Records—a long-standing fixture in Erin Mills Town Centre—to grab wristbands for an upcoming concert. The process was nightmarish and anxiety-provoking (especially for those who ended up with lawn seats for a 1998 Backstreet Boys concert despite arriving very early), but precious in its pre-technology innocence. And honestly, bots buying up prime seats online aren’t much better. All that reminiscing aside, it looks like Sunrise—the Canadian record store that made an incredible comeback in 2017 when it announced it was eyeing defunct HMV locations—is coming back to the newly renovated mall it once called home. Sunrise recently took to Twitter to announce that its current Dufferin Mall location in Toronto is moving to EMTC in Mississauga.

Newark, DE | New record store cafe set to open Aug. 6 in Newark: When Long Play Cafe opens the first week of August, it will have been because of a village. Hanging just inside the door is a poster designed by owner Brian Broad and headed by the African proverb “It takes a village,” giving thanks to the many people – including Broad’s wife, Brenda; his family; Allura Kitchens and Baths; his landlords; and his former colleagues in Amsterdam – who helped create the Long Play Cafe community. “This is a sign that I put together, you know how people put up their first dollar, they put up their first newspaper article,” he said, noting that he wanted to reflect on the opening in a different way. “It took so many people to do this, and I tried to put as many people on this as I could.” …Several shelves on wheels display the records that are for sale, representing the Billboard Top 200 from the 1950s to present. He also has music from independent labels and artists for sale.

Soho, UK | ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ to transport iconic Soho record store to 1969: Sony Pictures & Columbia Records have partnered with Soho music store Sounds Of The Universe to celebrate the release of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood – in UK cinemas from 14 August. Fans who visit the store at 7 Broadwick Street, (W1F 0DA) on Tuesday 30 July (opening hours 10am – 8pm) will be transported back to 1969 and the golden age of Hollywood, in a fully immersive experience inspired by the release of Quentin Tarantino’s 9th movie. Early bird visitors will be able to purchase an exclusive, limited-edition white label vinyl of the Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood soundtrack (RRP £45) in advance of the late-September street date for standard vinyl. In addition, the first 60 people through the door will receive a ticket to a special London screening of the movie on 6 August – eight days before it’s released in UK cinemas.

Lancaster, UK | Lancaster man’s vinyl collection – including rarities and John Peel favourites – set to fetch thousands at auction: A Lancaster man’s vinyl collection could make thousands when it goes to auction next month. A selection from more than 5,000 records – spanning the 1960s to the 2000s – will go up for auction at 1818 Auctioneers on Monday August 19. Bob Beckett, who shared a terraced house in Lancaster with his mum, was passionate about music and an avid collector who would despatch his sister out each week with a list of records to track down. Lancaster valuer and record label owner, Simon Norfolk, has the job of cataloguing the collection for 1818 Auctioneers, on behalf of Bob’s family. He estimates the collection is large enough to fill a 75 square feet container and it is being sold through a number of 1818 Auctioneers music sales this year and next. Simon said: “Bob was collecting right up until last year, when he sadly passed away.

Solano County, CA | Back in the Day: Eucalyptus Records and Tapes Part 1 – The Lambert brothers: The co-founders of the Fairfield-based Eucalyptus Records and Tapes chain, brothers Orville and Lewis Lambert, don’t remember exactly who came up with the name. Actually, in hindsight, Orville wished they’d brainstormed a little longer because it’s length cost them a fortune in signage costs. The name fits on different levels, however, because the brothers come from a family with deep roots in Solano County. The first Lamberts came to Suisun Valley in the 1840s, before the Gold Rush, and one of Orville and Lewis’ ancestors donated the land for Suisun Valley School that is still located on . . . Lambert Road. The brothers both graduated from the school before moving on to Armijo High. Their old family home is now the iconic Blue Victorian Winery on Suisun Valley Road. …“Basically, we were in the record-store-opening business. We had a shop on North Texas Street that manufactured the racks we used in the stores and it ran all the time because we were opening stores all the time,” Orville Lambert said.

New Replacements box set offers an alternate ‘Don’t Tell a Soul’ stripped of its gloss: The Replacements’ “Don’t Tell a Soul” – the Minneapolis band’s biggest selling and most divisive album – is getting the deluxe reissue treatment. Dubbed “Dead Man’s Pop,” the box set features a “radically reimagined” version of “Don’t Tell a Soul” that offers the band’s original intention for the album along with a host of demos and a full concert from 1989. The 4 CD/1 LP box will be released on Sept. 27. The first 500 fans to order it from get a bonus 14-track cassette (featuring the original, unused cover art for “Don’t Tell a Soul”) with highlights from the box and two additional unreleased tracks. This week, Rhino released a teaser track from the box, “Talent Show,” to streaming services and YouTube.

Ramones “It’s Alive” 40th anniversary deluxe edition detailed: The Ramones’ first live album celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a new version that’s been updated with remastered sound and expanded with with three unreleased concerts from the same tour. Originally recorded in London on New Year’s Eve 1977 and eventually released as a double album in 1979, It’s Alive delivered a blistering barrage of live takes on classic tracks from the band’s first three albums. It’s Alive: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be available from Rhino on September 20th. Produced in a limited and numbered edition of 8,000 copies, the 4 CD/2 LP 180-gram vinyl set comes packaged in a 12×12 hardcover book. It’s accompanied by new liner notes written by legendary record producer and musician Steve Albini and Ed Stasium, who produced and engineered It’s Alive and remastered all of the music included in this collection. This will be the first time that It’s Alive has been released on vinyl in the U.S. In addition, the set will be available through digital and streaming services.

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