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    Vinyl Releases of the Week: July 6, 2011

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    New vinyl to “oooh” and “aaah” at just like Monday’s fireworks:

    Alison Krauss & Union StationPaper Airplane (Rounder)
    For her 14th album and follow-up to 2007’s collaboration with Robert Plant, Raising Sand, the 26-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss teamed up once again with her longtime bluegrass band, Union Station. Along with engineer Mike Shipley (Maroon 5, The Cars, Joni Mitchell), they recorded this immaculate 11-song collection of blood, sweat and tears.

    Brian EnoDrums Between the Bells (Warp Records)
    The collaborative project of ambient music pioneer Brian Eno and poet Rick Holland, Drums Between the Bells was written over the course of the last decade and features Holland’s poetry set to Eno’s textured soundscapes. Available now as a double LP.

    The Be Good TanyasBlue Horse (Nettwerk Records)
    Limited-edition 10th anniversary reissue of the Canadian alt-folk trio’s debut album. As bonus tracks, this 180-gram double LP includes two previously unreleased early recordings by the band featuring founding member Jolie Holland, as well as the song that inspired the band’s name, Obo Martin’s “Be Good Tanya,” in its original form. Also included is a 28-page songbook with sheet music.

    Chip Taylor Rock and Roll Joe (Train Wreck Records)
    The man who wrote “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning” has released a tribute album to the unsung heroes of rock and roll. This record is just the beginning of the Rock and Roll Joe project, which promotes and honors the underappreciated musicians, session players, songwriters, producers, and people behind the scenes that have been instrumental in shaping the music we know and love today.

    Magic Sam Blues BandWest Side Soul (Delmark)
    Cited as one of the greatest electric blues albums, this 1967 classic by Magic Sam and his blues band is available on vinyl once again.

    Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Illuminomi”/”There’s a War Going On” (A. Records)
    This limited-edition 10-inch is pressed on red vinyl and features two songs, both recorded in the old East German TV and Radio building. “Illuminomi” is a BJM original that is sung in French, while ”There’s a War Going On” is a cover of the Bobby Jameson song from the 1965 album Songs of Protest and Anti-Protest.

    DeerhoofMilk Man (Polyvinyl)
    Originally released in 2004, this classic album from the San Francisco art-rockers has been re-mastered and reissued on 180-gram strawberry vinyl, 180-gram banana vinyl, and 180-gram black vinyl to coincide with their performance of it in its entirety at the All Tomorrow’s Parties event in London last week.

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