Brave Faces Everyone - Spanish Love Songs.
Clear w/ Red & Black Smoke /400.
This is a serious AOTY contender here. I must have listened to it move than 5 times through in the first couple of days of it being out.
Video is “Routine Pain”.
Released on this day in 1980. "Too Much Pressure" is the 1st album from The Selecter. The band formed in 1979, and started working with producer Errol Ross. The Selecter recorded the album at Horizon Studios over 2 months. The album contains original material, mostly composed by band founder and guitarist Neol Davies, as well as numerous ska and reggae cover versions, in a similar fashion to the Specials' debut album. The album was commercially successful, charting at #5 in the UK. The album’s singles, "Three Minute Hero" and "Missing Words,” made the top 25 of the UK Singles Chart. The album was also critically successful, and has had lasting praise in the ensuing years. Although the band's accompanying “2 On 2 Tour” with several other 2 Tone acts was fraught with violence, it also helped achieve, in part, the album's commercial success. The band performed the album live for the 1st time as part of its 35th anniversary tour in 2014. Pictured here is a rare Portuguese pressing I was lucky to find. A great Ska album! #theselecter#ska#reggae#twotone#toomuchpressure
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On this day in 1979 Dire Straits launched their 1st tour in North America. They played 51 sold out concerts over a 38 day period. "Sultans of Swing" rose in the charts to #4 in the US. The song was one of Dire Straits' biggest hits and became a fixture in the band's live performances. Bob Dylan, who had seen the band play in Los Angeles, was so impressed that he invited Mark Knopfler and drummer Pick Withers to play on his next album, “Slow Train Coming.” "Dire Straits" is the debut studio album by Dire Straits and was released on October 7, 1978. The album has the hit single "Sultans of Swing." The album was certified double platinum in both the US and the UK. An excellent debut! From very humble beginnings, a friend of Mark Knopfler's helped give the group their name, a reference to their financial situation. After a few months of rehearsals, the band borrowed enough money to record a 5 song demo tape, which included the song "Sultans of Swing." They took the tape to disc jockey Charlie Gillett, who had a radio show called "Honky Tonk" on BBC Radio London. The band respected Gillett and sought out his advice. Gillett liked what he heard and started playing "Sultans of Swing" on his show. Two months later, Dire Straits signed a recording contract. #direstraits#sultansofswing#firstustour
The internet seems divided over exactly which day in February is the 21st #vinylbirthday of XTC’s “Apple Venus Volume 1”. And, that seems fitting for an album that was so ill-promoted by the label that many people I know who are XTC fans aren’t even aware it exists. I mean, they didn’t even release a single until over two months after the album release. And, it’s a shame, because it has become one of my favourite albums of theirs. It’s quiet, dignified and achingly beautiful in spirit. So, basically, it’s the diametric opposite of J. Edgar Cat, who paused long enough for me to take this picture and then did 3 victory laps around the living room and threw up his breakfast on the sofa. Thanks, dude. #xtc#applevenusvolume1#applevenus#catsandvinyl#vinylcat#mylisteningcorner#vinylcollectionpost#vinylgram#instavinyl#jedgarcat
On this day in 1978, The Police signed their 1st recording contract with A&M Records. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s and are generally regarded as one of the 1st new wave bands to achieve mainstream success. “Outlandos d'Amour” is the debut studio album from The Police, released in November of 1978 on A&M Records. The album had huge success with help from it’s lead single, "Roxanne.” It has since been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 1 million units in the US. The album spawned 2 additional hit singles: "Can't Stand Losing You" and "So Lonely.” Did you know that Stewart Copeland named the band The Police, and his father was in the CIA, his brother Miles founded IRS Records and their other brother, Ian Copeland founded FBI, (Frontier Booking International.) All govt agencies. Pretty cool, huh? #thepolice#outlandosdamour#roxanne#cantstandlosingyou
Il 23 febbraio del 2003 tocca invece a Norah Jones monopolizzare la serata dei Grammy Awards
Saranno ben 6 i premi che la cantautrice statunitense si porterà a casa
Come away with me risulterà essere infatti l'album dell'anno
In futuro il disco venderà oltre 25 milioni di copie in tutto il mondo
#vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #Vinylcommunity #vinylcollector #vinyloftheday #vinylporn #vynillovers #vinylgram #vinylclub #vinile #vinili #vinyladdiction #vinylcover #music #musica#picoftheday #photooftheday #norahjones#comeawaywithme#sunrise#grammyawards#grammys#grammyaward#2003#lp#album#records#jazz
Brrrrrrr... sure looks very cold and super icy! Will that do, Edgar and Malachi? I hope so, because I’ve landed on this classic 80s album as my pick for today’s #febvinylchallenge! I mean, any chance to listen to these guys is worth taking, so I won’t be mad if you say no, but that would be pretty darn cold of you.
FEB 22: COLD AS ICE
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - PORCUPINE (1983)
Saturday music - Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain. As much as I spin this record I love it more. You can’t go wrong with this one. Beautifully arranged compositions, fantastic performance and superb sonics with clean sound. Another great MFSL release of Miles Davis’s albums. Limited edition pressed on 180g vinyl.
I‘m trying to shorten the waiting time until the new album arrives with their previous one. It‘s hard to believe that Giver were able to outdo this masterpiece but hell ya, they did! Sculpture Of Violence is a banger and I‘m so excited to finally have it physically.
Giver - Where The Cycle Breaks | 12“ LP, 2018, clear, Powertrip Records. .
~ Are we never enough? Never strong enough, never fast enough? / Are we never enough? Never beautiful, never good enough? / 'Cause it seems like I am always a little less of everything this world wants me to be / And it seems like I am always one step away of accomplishing anything ~ [The Terror Of Perfection]
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Paper Mâché Dream Balloon
The Guardian described them as Psych-Soul-Surf-Fuzz-Garage-Space Rock-Jazz-DIY shamans. Pretty fitting!
Album: Master of Reality
Label Cat#: 6360 050
Release Date: 1971
Pressing: 1st Press?
Interesting Facts: This one is in a standard jacket, no real spine even though it’s not a flip back euro style. The middle back of the jacket does have a thumb notch to remove the record easier. According to Vertigo.com ‘It seems unlikely that there were any very early Vertigo swirl releases in Israel. The first Black Sabbath album was issued on Phonodor and we have not yet heard of any releases from that period. We did find, however some records of a later date on the label. These were all licensed to Litratone, a record label’ Both box cover and poster were not made with this release, and the regular artwork was also changed to have the outlined title vs embossing. Bottom right on the jacket says ‘Manufactured by Litraton - Haifa’. Litratone was an Israeli record label active from mid 60s to early 80s in the city of Haifa, that licensed albums to be released in Israel.
A side label was just the vertigo swirl, and B side appears to be an edited version of the 2nd Vertigo label variant with different typography. There is BIEM listed under the RPM on the B side. BIEM is the international organisation representing mechanical rights societies. They license the reproduction of songs. Their members are composers, authors and publishers and their clients are record companies and other users of recorded music. Every time a CD, audio cassette or LP containing protected musical works is made, the producers require a license from the owner of the works and they must pay royalties for each copy they manufacture and sell.
A side: AA 6360 050 1Y 1 670 04 12 (followed by what looks like LITand 12)
B side: AA 6360 050 2Y 1 670 04 12 (followed by what looks like LIT and 12)
AA = Potentially Columbia cut lacquer code
6360 050 = Cat#
1Y/2Y = 1/2 Side indicator and Y code for size so 12” indicator
1 = ?
670 = Netherlands country code - this was common for Vertigo releases in Israel to be from the Netherlands, don’t know why
04 12 = Maybe mother / stamper identifiers
LIT = Litratone mark?