Fresh Wax: 7-17-09 (Seattle Weekly)

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Before we get to this week’s new releases and reissues, just a quick bit of housecleaning. Although many new vinyl releases hit stores on Tuesday release dates (just like CDs and everything else), there are often a handful of exciting vinyl releases (typically reissues) that wind up showing up in stores … well, whenever they’re ready. Since companies like Original Recordings and Music Matters expend considerable energy on their analog remastering processes, scheduling is often an issue, which means that usually we vinyl fans won’t have anything more specific than “sometime in July” when it comes to release dates.

Since it’s the middle of the month, I figured now would be as good a time as any to hip you to a handful of releases that are supposed to be out “sometime in July.” You may find them in your local vinyl shop, you may not; but they should be there soon.

Tony Allen – Lagos No Shaking
Black Crowes – Southern Harmony & Musical Companion (180g)
The Breeders – Last Splash, Pod (4AD, 180g) •
John Coltrane – Crescent (Impulse/Original Recordings, 180g 45 rpm 2LP)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman – John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (Impulse/Original Recordings, 180g 45rpm 2LP) •
Stan Getz & Chet Baker – Stan Meets Chet (Verve/Original Recordings, 180g 45rpm 2LP)
Dexter Gordon – Doin’ Allright (Blue Note/Music Matters, 180g 45rpm 2LP) •Johnny Hartman – I Just Dropped By To Say Hello (Impulse/Original Recordings – 180g 45rpm 2LP)
PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love, Rid of Me (180g)
Julie London – Julie Is Her Name (Liberty/Music Matters, 180g 45rpm 2LP) •Primus – Pork Soda (180g 2LP)

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Now, on to the things I’ve got a little more confidence in their immediate availability.

New Releases:
The Academy Is … -Fast Times at Barrington High
Arkaea – Years in the Darkness
Amanda Blank – I Love You (2LP)
August Burns Red – Constellations (LP+CD)
Builders & the Butchers – Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well
Building the State – Faces in the Architecture
Dandy Warhols – The Dandy Warhols Are Sound
The Dead Weather – Horehound (180g 2LP)
Fink – Sort of Revolution
The Juan Maclean – Future Will Come
The Most Serene Republic – And the Ever Expanding Universe
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro – Tradition in Transition (2LP)
Rotten Bastards – Year of the Bastard
The Steps – Take It All In
Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms
Various Artists – A String of Pearls: Jewels of the 78 RPM Era (Canary)

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The reissue front is super-stocked this week.


Amiina – Kurr
Amon Amarth – With Odin On Our Side, Fate of Norms
Amon Duul II – Yeti, Phallus Dei (Revisited, 180g 2LP)
Beastie Boys – Ill Communication (180g)
Between the Buried And Me – Alaska
Chick Corea – Return to Forever, Piano Improvisations Vol. 1 (ECM)
Chrome – Third From The Sun, Alien Soundtracks
John Coltrane – Blue Train (Analogue Productions/Blue Note, 45 rpm 2LP 180g)
Cowboy Junkies – Trinity Sessions (Classic Records, 200g Quiex)
Lou Donaldson – Blues Walk (Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 45 rpm 180g 2LP)
The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace
Fall Out Boy – Take This To Your Grave
First House – Erendira (ECM)
Green Day – Warning
Grant Green – Idle Moments (Analogue Productions/Blue Note, 45 rpm 2LP 180g)
Jimi Hendrix – Live at Woodstock (3LP)
Herbie Mann – Memphis Underground (Hi Horse, 180g)
Pat Metheny – Pat Metheny Group, American Garage, Watercolors, 80/81 (ECM)
Hank Mobley – A Caddy For Daddy (Analogue Productions/Blue Note, 45 rpm 2LP 180g)
Panic at the Disco – Pretty Odd
Gram Parsons – GP, Grievous Angel (Scorpio/Reprise, 180g)
Arvo Pärt – Trivium, Miserere (ECM)
Iggy & the Stooges – More Power (ltd edition)
Ike Quebec – Soul Samba Bossa Nova (Blue Note/Analogue Productions – 45 rpm 180g 2LP)
Santana – Shaman (Classic Records, 180g Quiex)
Sigur Ros – Von (180g ltd ed)
Horace Silver – Tokyo Blues (Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 45 rpm 2LP 180g)
Tom Waits – Romeo Bleeding (Vinyl Passion [UK], 180g DMM)
Kenny Wheeler – Gnu High, Music for Large & Small Ensembles (ECM)

First appeared at on July 17, 2009.


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