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    Vinyl Roundup: December 12, 2012

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    Happy 12/12/12! If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that music lover, you’ll want to check out the latest vinyl releases to hit the shelves. From an incredible Who vinyl box set to a 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissue of Elvis’ Christmas Album, you’re sure to find something that strikes a chord.

    The WhoThe Studio Albums Vinyl Box Set (Geffen)
    An 11-album vinyl box set containing all of the legendary British band’s studio albums remastered and pressed onto virgin heavyweight vinyl with restored original artwork. The band’s extraordinary career is showcased here, from 1965’s My Generation through 2006’s Endless Wire. You’ll also find the original six-panel fold-out in the Tommy sleeve.

    The Monkees Changes, Pool It, The Monkees Present (Friday Music)
    In celebration of the Monkees’ 2012 reunion, Friday Music has released these key titles from the band on 180-gram colored vinyl.

    The MonkeesSelections from the Headquarters Sessions (Rhino)
    Selections from the Headquarters Sessions presents a mix of outtakes and alternate versions of songs from the Monkees’ celebrated 1967 album Headquarters on numbered red vinyl.

    Elvis Presley Elvis’ Christmas Album (Friday Music)
    To celebrate the 55th anniversary of this timeless Christmas classic, Friday Music has reissued the album on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with a rare gatefold cover and LP booklet.

    The Grateful Dead Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It (Friday Music)
    This 180-gram 4xLP box set is essential for any Dead Head. Features highlights from their legendary Spring 1990 tour including classic, rarities, and unreleased gems.

    The Rolling Stones – “Doom and Gloom” 10-inch (Abkco)
    A new single from the Rolling Stones in advance of their forthcoming greatest hits album, GRRR!. “Doom and Gloom” was recorded in Paris and produced by longtime Stones producer Don Was.

    Moody Blues Days of Future Passed (Friday Music)
    This limited-edition 180-gram audiophile vinyl release celebrates the 45th anniversary of the momentous concept album from the English rock band. Features the hits “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Nights in White Satin.”

    AC/DCLive at River Plate (Columbia)
    Limited-edition triple LP reissue on red vinyl! Recorded live in Buenos Aires in December 2009, in front of the Australian rock band’s legions of Argentinean fans, Live at River Plate spans the band’s catalog and includes classics like “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell,” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.”

    The Smashing PumpkinsMellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness (Virgin)
    Enjoy the stunning beauty of this 1995 epic from the Smashing Pumpkins as a remastered 4xLP vinyl set. A must-have for any Pumpkins fan.

    Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine (Sony Legacy)
    Remastered 20th anniversary edition of the breakout self-titled debut from Rage Against the Machine is presented as a 180-gram vinyl picture disc.

    Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Matador)
    This tenth anniversary edition includes the remastered album, a second LP of unreleased tracks, demos, and B-sides, AND a DVD featuring music videos and live footage.

    The ProdigyThe Fat of the Land, The Added Fat EP (XL Recordings)
    Vinyl reissue of this 1997 album the Prodigy. It helped the bombastic U.K. rave act infiltrate pop culture with the tracks “Firestarter,” “Breathe,” and “Smack My Bitch Up,” which are all remixed on the complementary The Added Fat EP.

    Brian EnoLux (Warp)
    The new solo album from ambient music pioneer Brian Eno is being heralded as one of his most ambitious works to date.

    Sade Promise (Audio Fidelity)
    Vinyl reissue of the hit 1985 album by Sade featuring the songs “The Sweetest Taboo” and “Never As Good As the First Time.”

    Television Marquee Moon (Rhino)
    Vinyl reissue of this 1977 classic from the influential New York punk band.

    Can – Lost Tapes vinyl box set (EMI Import)
    This limited-edition import includes five 180-gram LPs of unreleased studio, soundtrack, and live material from Can.

    Marilyn MonroeGolden Collection (Cleopatra)
    Stunning limited-edition 12-inch vinyl picture disc featuring everything from “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” to “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.”

    Love – Forever Changes (Elektra/Asylum)
    A 180-gram vinyl reissue of this stellar album by the L.A.-based psychedelic folk-rock band Love. Originally released in 1968, it ranked #40 in Rolling Stone‘s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list and includes the songs “Alone Again Or,” “Andmoreagain,” “The Red Telephone,” and “Live and Let Live.”

    Blood, Sweat & Tears – Greatest Hits (Friday Music)
    For the first time on 180-gram audiophile vinyl is this greatest hits collection from Blood, Sweat & Tears, originally released in 1972. Includes unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and album tracks.

    Scott Walker – Bish Bosch (4AD)
    The new album from the ’60s pop icon turned experimental artist completes the trilogy that began with Tilt (1995) and The Drift (2006). Double LP.

    Atoms for Peace – “Default” 12-inch (XL Recordings)
    The first single from Thom Yorke’s solo debut, The Eraser, as performed by Atoms for Peace, the supergroup featuring Yorke, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, percussionist Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.), and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers). Presented in a foil-stamped sleeve.

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