Post By: Katherine.Eleanor
Vinyl lovers have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season – just look at this month's new vinyl releases! So instead of gorging yourself on turkey and pie today, indulge yourself in pure audiophile goodness.
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road, The Beatles (White Album), Revolver, Rubber Soul, Magical Mystery Tour, Let It Be, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, With the Beatles, Please Please Me, Yellow Submarine, Beatles for Sale, Past Masters (Capitol)
The long-awaited stereo vinyl debut of the Beatles' acclaimed original studio album remasters. All 14 albums have been pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl and feature original replica artwork. Meticulous attention was given to every detail – from the mastering method to the pressing plant – and the result is absolutely brilliant sounding records. All 14 albums are also available packaged together as a deluxe vinyl box set.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (Reprise)
The first album of original music from Neil Young and Crazy Horse in nearly a decade arrives at the same time as Young's long-awaited autobiography, Waging Heavy Peace; and it does not disappoint. Triple LP set pressed on 180-gram black vinyl.
Michael Jackson – Bad 25th Anniversary Edition (Sony Legacy)
Remastered and expanded triple 180-gram vinyl edition of this legendary 1987 album from the King of Pop. Includes the classic hits "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Smooth Criminal," and “Bad,” as well as previously unreleased recordings and remixes.
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (Warner Bros.)
Double 140-gram vinyl reissue of this adventurous 1979 album from the Mac.
The Doors – Live at the Bowl '68 (Rhino)
This double 180-gram vinyl puts you in the audience of the Doors' famous July 5, 1968 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Meticulous audio restoration allows the concert to be presented in its entirety here – including the previously unreleased tracks "Hello, I Love You," "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)," and "Spanish Caravan."
Elvis Presley – As Recorded at Madison Square Garden (Sony Legacy)
This 180-gram double vinyl reissue celebrates the 40th anniversary of Elvis' legendary run of sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in June 1972.
The Grateful Dead – Dick's Picks Vols. 1 & 2 (Brookvale Records)
The famous Grateful Dead live concert series named after the Dead's tape vault archivist Dick Latvala is now available for the first time on vinyl, painstakingly remastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Gary Moore – Blues for Jimi (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Double vinyl LP pressing of this incredible Jimi Hendrix tribute concert recorded at the London Hippodrome in Fall 2007. During the concert, Gary Moore and his band perform classic Hendrix tracks and are joined at the end of the night by Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Merle Haggard – Capitol Rarities (Caroline Records)
A 10-inch vinyl EP featuring six Capitol-era rarities from the country music legend. Includes never-before released tracks and alternate versions of well-known tunes, all recorded in 1966.
The Guess Who – American Woman (Friday Music)
180-gram vinyl reissue of the smash 1970 album by the Guess Who featuring that infamous title track.
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era (1965-1968) (Rhino)
Double 180-gram vinyl pressing of the legendary first Nuggets compilation, originally released in 1972.
Slash – Made in Stoke 24/7/11 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Live recording of Slash's July 24, 2011 show in Stoke on Trent, his hometown, presented as a triple vinyl LP. The set list spans Slash's career, from Guns N' Roses classics that he co-wrote to material off his solo debut and albums with Slash's Snakepit and Velvet Revolver.
Various Artists – Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
A tribute in honor of the 40th anniversary of Deep Purple's landmark album Machine Head. For the occasion, artists such as Carlos Santana, Steve Vai, Metallica, and the Flaming Lips have each contributed a version of their favorite track on the album.
Soundgarden – King Animal (Universal Republic)
The first studio album from the influential Seattle grunge band in 15 years! Double LP.
Bad Brains – Into the Future (Megaforce)
New album from the definitive D.C. hardcore punk band Bad Brains – the “holy grail of punk rock” – has been called a return to form.
Dinosaur Jr. – Chocomel Daze (Merge)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dinosaur Jr.'s groundbreaking album You're Living All Over Me, Merge Records presents Chocomel Daze featuring a rare 1987 live show recorded in the Netherlands and performed by the band's classic lineup. Limited edition pressed on 150-gram vinyl.
Green Day – ¡Dos! (Reprise)
The second album in Green Day's ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! trilogy.
Sonic Youth – Smart Bar Chicago 1985 (Goofin')
Double vinyl pressing of this archival live album recorded during Sonic Youth's 1985 tour in support of their Bad Moon Rising LP. The set list includes most tracks from that album plus early performances of "Secret Girl" and "Expressway to Yr Skull" as well as the never-before-released live rendition of "Kat 'n' Hat."
Gary Numan – Pure, Scarred, Live at Shepherds Bush Empire (EMI)
Vinyl reissues of three titles from the electronic rock pioneer. Pure (2000) is presented as a double 180-gram red vinyl LP; Scarred, Numan's 2003 live album, is presented as a double 180-gram clear vinyl LP; and Live at Shepherds Bush Empire, recorded during Numan's Exile Tour in 1997, is available as a double 180-gram LP.
The Faint – Danse Macabre (Saddle Creek)
This deluxe edition box set presents the dance-punk band's seminal 2001 album, Danse Macabre, as a remastered 180-gram double LP, double CD, and DVD. Also includes a bonus disc of covers and remixes.
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