Bob Dylan Bootleg Series #11: Basement Tapes RAW Coming November 4th:
Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes - many found only recently - this three-LP set includes 38 highlights of Dylan's legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band.
Having transformed music and culture during the early 1960s, Dylan reached unparalleled heights across 1965 and 1966 through the release of three historic albums, the groundbreaking watershed single ''Like A Rolling Stone,'' a controversial and legendary 'electric' performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and wildly polarizing tours of the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. Dylan's mercurial rise and prodigious outpouring of work during that decade came to an abrupt halt in July 1966 when he was in a serious motorcycle accident in upstate New York.
Recovering from his injuries and away from the public eye for the first time in years, Dylan ensconced himself, along with Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and, later, Levon Helm, in the basement of a small house, dubbed ''Big Pink'' by the group, in West Saugerties, New York. This collective, which would come to be known as Bob Dylan and The Band, recorded more than a hundred songs over the next several months.
When rumors and rare acetates of some of these recordings began surfacing, it created a curiosity strong enough to fuel an entirely new segment of the music business: the bootleg record. In 1969, an album mysteriously titled Great White Wonder began showing up in record shops around the country. The actual recordings, however, remained commercially unavailable until 1975, when Columbia Records released a scant 16 of them on The Basement Tapes album.
Available as a 2CD Set / 6CD Set / 3LPs+2CDs+Book - Pre-Order Now
CASSETTE STORE DAY IS SEPTEMBER 27TH:
Alright now, cassette lovers...Cassette Store Day releases are available for pre-order, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests. You will find the list of releases HERE.
INDIE-EXCLUSIVE TWEEDY 7" AVAILABLE 9/2:
Tweedy, the new project from Jeff Tweedy (duh) arrives first with a 7" available for purchase beginning on September 2nd. Features "Summer Noon" and "Do the Minimum," the latter being an exclusive track not available elsewhere. The 7" is $4 and comes with a $4 coupon for the full length that streets on September 23rd.
APHEX TWIN SYRO 3LP & CD COMING SEPTEMBER 23:
You might have seen the blimp, or the mysterious graffiti in NYC, or the logo-in-jerk-sauce plate up for auction on eBay, or the oddly worded press release. All these things hinted at what many have waited over 14 years for now: a new album from the electronic music mastermind Aphex Twin, and we're here to tell you that it's true. On September 23, Syro will get a CD and vinyl release from Warp Records. The CD comes in a digipak with a foldout poster, and the vinyl will be three 140-gram LPs with a download card. To reserve your copy, call or stop in the store.
SAVE THE DATE - MONROE STREET SIDE WALK SALE/FESTIVAL:
SAVE THE DATE - the Monroe Street Side Walk Sale/Festival is September 13th.
NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK'S JUKEBOX - featuring selections from our New & Noteworthy Picks:
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR SELECTED & NOTABLE RELEASES FOR SEPTEMBER 2ND:
ADDED VALUES (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST):
UPCOMING NEW RELEASES & REISSUES OF NOTE - PREORDER NOW:
Blonde Redhead - Barragan CD
Laura Jean - Laura Jean CD/LP
Roman Flugel - Happiness is Happening CD/LP
Dark Sky - imagin CD/LP
Arve Henriksen - The Nature of Connections CD/LP
Deaf Center - Recount CD/LP
Aby Ngana Diop - Liital (Awesome Tapes From Africa) CD/LP
William Basinski - Disintegration Loops Volumes 1 through 4 CDs
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas LP
Daniel Bachman - Grey-Black-Green LP
Hercules and Love Affair - The Feast of the Broken Heart LP
Helado Negro - Double Youth CD/LP
Zammuto - Anchor CD/LP
Christopher Willits - Opening CD/LP
R.E.M. - MTV Unplugged 1991 and 2001 LPs
Nikki Sudden & Rowland S Howard - Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc LP
Can - Monster Movie, Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi and Soundtracks LP reissues
Destroy All Monsters - Hot Box 1974-1994 CD/LP box sets
Earth - Primitive & Deadly CD/LP
Anthony D'Amato - The Shipwreck From the Shore CD/LP
Mutual Benefit - Cowboy's Prayer CD/LP
Teenage Guitar (Robert Pollard) - More Lies from the Gooseberry Bush CD/LP
Tinariwen - Amassakoul and Radio Tisdas Sessions LP reissues
Johnny Winter - Step Back CD/LP
Ryan Adams - S/T CD/LP
Queen - Live at the Rainbow CD/LP/Box
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (Stereo) and 9 more Mono LP reissues
Delta Spirit - Into the Wild CD/LP
Karen O - Crush Songs CD/LP
Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers CD/LP
Interpol - El Pintor CD/LP
Robert Plant - Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar CD/LP
Andras Fox - Vibrate On Silent EP
Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers CD/LP
Tennis - Ritual In Repeat CD/LP
Pere Ubu - Carnival of Souls CD/LP
Kiss - Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley LP reissues
The Kooks - Listen CD/LP
Banks - Goddess CD/LP
Harold Budd - Jane 12-21 CD
Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold CD/LP
Death From Above 1979 - Physical World CD/LP
Grateful Dead - Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 3CD
Flowers - Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do CD/LP
No Seattle - Forgotten Sounds of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-97 CD / LP1 & 2
The Knife - Let's Talk About Gender Baby, Let's Talk About You and Me EP
Lambchop - Live at XX Merge LP
William Onyeabor - What?! CD
Sloan - Commonwealth CD/LP
Simian Mobile Disco - Whorl CD/LP
Tricky - Adrian Thaws CD/LP
Moreno Veloso - Coisa Boa CD/LP
Busdriver - Perfect Hair CD/LP
Ital - Endgame LP
Allah-Lahs - Worship The Sun CD/LP
Phish - A Picture of Nectar LP
Anjou - Anjou CD/LP
Andrew Bird - Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of... LP
Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Blackstar LP reissue
Talib Kweli - Beautiful Struggle, Quality and Reflection Eternal LP reissues
Dream Boat - Rose Explodes CD/LP
Melted Toys - S/T LP
Hamish Kilgour - All Of it and Nothing CD/LP
Lee Gamble - Kuang EP
Generationals - Alix CD/LP
Lia Ices - Ices CD/LP
Metallica - And Justice For All, Kill 'em All, Ride the Lightning LP reissues
Moonface - City Wrecker EP
My Brightest Diamond This is My Hand CD/LP
Shintaro Sakamoto - Let's Dance Raw CD/LP
Shellac - Dude Incredible CD/LP
So Cow - Long Con CD/LP
Temporary: Selections from Dunedin's Pop Underground LP
This Will Destroy You - Another Language CD/LP
Vessel - Punish, Honey CD/LP
NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA - SEPTEMBER 16TH:
Join us Tuesday, September 13th at the High Noon Saloon for MUSIC TRIVIA. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM. Two for one happy hour at the High Noon Saloon...JOIN US!
QUEEN Live at the Rainbow Double LP Indie-Only Exclusive:
2LP, gatefold package including the "lost" March 31, 1974 show and the November show from their Sheer Heart Attack tour. Remastered on 180Gram vinyl and limited to 3,000 copies. This title will be released on September 9th - pre-order now by stopping in or calling the shop at 608.259.1991
LED ZEPPELIN IV & HOUSES OF THE HOLY TO BE REISSUED OCTOBER 28TH:
Led Zeppelin prepares its next round of reissues with Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy.
Coming on October 28th, both albums will be available in 5 packages: 1CD, deluxe 2CD, 1LP, deluxe 2LP and a super deluxe boxset with 2CDs, 2LPs, a print and an 80 page book. As with the previous deluxe editions, both albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album. Pre-order now.
JIMI HENDRIX CRY OF LOVE & RAINBOW BRIDGE REISSUE LPS COMING 9/16:
Jimi Hendrix’s Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge have gotten the original analog remaster treatment and will be reissued on September 16th on 200Gram vinyl. The bulk of the tracks from these albums were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of a double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun. After Hendrix's death in September 1970, these two posthumous albums were instead released – pre-order now by phone or in the shop.
UPCOMING SUB POP LOSER EDITIONS:
Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold CD/LP
Goat - Commune CD/LP
King Tuff - Black Moon Spell CD/LP
Sarah Silverman - We Are Miracles CD/LP
PHISH - A PICTURE OF NECTAR ON VINYL SEPTEMBER 16TH:
Phish's third studio album, originally released in 1992, will be available September 16th on vinyl for the first time! Mastered from the original analog tapes, this limited edition 2LP set is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and comes with a digital download. Pre-order now by stopping in or calling the shop at 608.259.1991.
WIDESPREAD PANIC'S FIRST 4 ALBUMS AVAILABLE ON VINYL, INDIE-ONLY:
limited represses of Space Wrangler and the band's self titled LP are available in the shop now.
Everyday & Ain't Life Grand, the 3rd and 4th albums by the band get their first and limited vinyl pressings. These two titles have been DELAYED, NEW STREET DATE SEPTEMBER 23RD. Preorder in the shop or by phone (608.259.1991).
THE BEATLES IN MONO - COMING SEPTEMBER 8TH - PREORDER NOW:
THE BEATLES’ ORIGINAL MONO STUDIO ALBUMS REMASTERED AT ABBEY ROAD DIRECTLY FROM THE ANALOGUE MASTERS
Available individually and collected in a limited 14LP boxed edition, accompanied by an exclusive 108-page hardbound book:
Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
Beatles For Sale
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles (2LP)
Mono Masters (3LP)
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