In rotation: 9/12/19

Glasgow, UK | National album exhibition curated by Lewis Capaldi launches at Glasgow Central: The touring show, celebrating the sounds of Scotland, is part of events leading up to National Album Day in October. A touring art exhibition which celebrates the sounds of Scotland can be viewed at Glasgow Central Station from today. The public show is in the city until next Thursday (September 19), when it will head to Manchester Piccadilly and then on to Birmingham New Street from Monday, September 30 and London King’s Cross St Pancras on Wednesday, October 9. Scotland, the north of England, the Midlands and the south of England will be in the spotlight as part of the extravaganza leading up to National Album Day on Saturday, October 12. Anyone in Glasgow Central today will see the version created for the Scottish audience, which aims to present a “cross-cultural” view of Scotland’s musical landscape, past and present. National Album Day artist champions who represent each area have also been charged with selecting the six albums that inspire them, and the lists will sit alongside picks from local music critics and record stores.

San Francisco, CA | Viking’s Choice: What I Learned From Aquarius Records, A Record Store For Big Ears: …From 1970 until its closure in 2016, San Francisco’s Aquarius Records (often shortened to aQ) not only became an authority on psychedelic, metal and experimental music, but also a home for wayward record collectors with the biggest, weirdest ears in the world. Even across the country, I found community by discussing the latest weirdo jams found on the New Arrivals list with friends. Each record, cassette, magazine or artist-burned CD-R was reviewed with equal parts nerdy insight and outrageously ebullient language. Where else would you read about the “scuzz-drenched doomic plod” of Rusted Shut? Or Twink’s apocalyptic psych-rock masterpiece Think Pink from 1970, a record “packed with droning chant, druidic prophecy, spaced-out psych jams, weird, twisted pop and acid-folk ramble”? …Aquarius Records taught me that you can always dig deeper for weirder, louder music, but unlike the grumpy record store clerks portrayed in movies, you don’t have to be a creep about it. This music is for anybody drawn to the seemingly indigestible, or at least curious about the racket leaking from your headphones.

Atlanta, GA | This Vintage Vinyl Store In Georgia Will Make You Feel Like A Hippie In The 70s: Vinyl records seem to be a thing of the past, but they have been making a come back. There is something very aesthetically pleasing about them and Millenials have been going crazy for them. Surprisingly, there are still a few hidden record shops in Atlanta that are fun to explore and make you feel like you are in another decade. Criminal Records is located in Atlanta and it is massive. It’s a throwback record store that will take you back in time to the 70s and 80s. There are vinyl records, DVDs, comic books and so much more. They even have local bands come play on specific nights. Many famous people, like Raury and the owner of Rapzilla, have stopped by this location, too. When you walk into the store, the smell of old records will hit you in the face. It is like when you open an old book for the first time in a while. The store is filled with rows and rows of vinyl from all decades of music. This location also has a buy/sell/trade system so everything in this store has a story of where it has been…

Prince’s iconic ‘1999’ album reissue to contain 35 previously unreleased tracks: Unreleased concert footage is also included: Prince‘s classic album ‘1999’ is being reissued and will contain 35 previously unreleased tracks. See more details and the full tracklist below. The iconic record – featuring ‘1999’, ‘Little Red Corvette’, and ‘Automatic’ – will arrive on remastered, expanded formats on November 29. It’s being released via Warner Records in partnership with the late artist’s estate. Fans will be able to get their hands on a Super Deluxe Edition (comprised of 10 LPs and a DVD), a Deluxe Edition (2CD or 4LP 180g vinyl/download and streaming), or the standard remastered version (1CD or 2LP 180g Purple Vinyl/download and streaming). The Super Deluxe Edition’s DVD is a full, previously unreleased concert film shot at Prince’s Houston Summit show in 1982. Also included in the top-tier package are 23 previously unissued studio tracks (recorded between November 1981 and January 1983), and a complete live audio performance of the ‘1999’ tour.

Marty Stuart To Release ‘The Pilgrim- Deluxe Edition’ For The First Time Ever On Vinyl On October 18th Via MCA Nashville/UMG: Marty Stuart confirms the release of his celebrated record, The Pilgrim- Deluxe Edition, for the first time ever on vinyl on October 18th via MCA Nashville/UMG Nashville/UMe. This special 20th anniversary release will be issued on double vinyl and includes a bonus CD with ten never before released tracks, available only with the purchase of the Pilgrim vinyl. These newly unearthed songs include features by Country music legends including Ralph Stanley, Connie Smith, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, and more. The Pilgrim- Deluxe Edition is available for pre-order via UMG Nashville or via Marty Stuart’s website… “The Pilgrim is a record I dearly love. This recording changed the course of my musical life. Year after year, since its original release in 1999, I’ve heard stories from people all around the world about how The Pilgrim made its way into their lives and touched their hearts.

Soundgarden’s ‘Louder Than Love’ Celebrates Thirty Years With Coloured Vinyl Edition: The legendary Seattle quartet’s second album, ‘Louder Than Love’ was their A&M Records debut and their first Billboard 200 hit. Soundgarden’s much-acclaimed sophomore album, Louder Than Love, first released on 5 September 1989, is to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a new 180g translucent gold vinyl edition, released through IGA on 20 September. Produced by the band and Terry Date (Dream Theater, Mother Love Bone), Louder Than Love was the follow-up to Soundgarden’s debut, Ultramega OK (released via revered Californian indie imprint SST) and their major label debut for A&M Records. It was also the Seattle quartet’s last album to feature their original bassist, Hiro Yamamoto, who was replaced by Ben Shepherd prior to 1991’s Badmotorfinger. The album generated three singles, courtesy of ‘Loud Love’, ‘Hands All Over’ and the radio-only ‘Get on the Snake’, which also featured in the 1989 movie and soundtrack, Lost Angels. Another of the record’s key tracks, the glam-metal flavoured ‘Big Dumb Sex’ was later covered by Guns N’ Roses on their 1993 album, The Spaghetti Incident? as part of a medley with T. Rex’s ‘Buick MacKane.’

Rega unveils Planar 10 audiophile turntable: Promising its “highest level of performance yet.” Rega is releasing a new turntable called the Planar 10 this autumn. Like the Planar 8, the Planar 10 is inspired by the company’s limited edition Naiad model. It features a TANCAST 8 foam core with HPL skin skeletal plinth, new RB3000 tonearm, with a ceramic top brace that sits between the tonearm and central bearing, ceramic platter, reengineered low mass central hub bearing, with PSU housed in a custom case. The Planar 10 is available for £3599 without cartridge, or £4499 with Apheta 3 (a discounted price from Apheta 3’s rrp of £1250).

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