Category: vinylreview

VJQC Score: 92% | Nick Drake – Pink Moon

VJQC Score: 92% | Nick Drake – Pink Moon:

Nick Drake – Pink Moon (1972)
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One of my favorite records to start off the day. I’m guessing I’m not alone in my belief that Pink Moon belongs in every record collection. Essential!
VJQC Score: 92%

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Nick Drake: Pink Moon (1972)

Thelonious Monk – Live In Paris 1961 | Vinyl J…

Thelonious Monk – Live In Paris 1961 | Vinyl Junkies Review:

VJQC Score : 96%
THELONIOUS MONK – LIVE IN PARIS 1961

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Ltd. 500 Numbered Copies

Affordable audiophile jazz, first time on vinyl!
This 1961 performance sounds GREAT, guaranteed to satisfy any Monk afficionado. The concert was sourced directly from analog tape, the vinyl itself is high grade, audiophile quality. We can’t recommend this title enough, both for the hardcore jazzbo or those looking to start their jazz stacks.

Backed by the dynamic lineup of Monk’s Dream and Criss-Cross, the inimitable Monk plays some of his most famous originals for a frenzied crowd at the Paris Olympia. 

 Avec l’énergique quatuor de Monk’s Dream et Criss-Cross, l’inimitable Monk joue quelques-unes de ses plus célèbres compositions devant une foule en délire à l’Olympia de Paris.

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Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner (1982)VJQC Score: 93%…

Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner (1982)
VJQC Score: 93%
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Paying tribute to Rutger Hauer, one of my favorite movie bad guys.  Might watch the movie later, but the soundtrack comes first.  The Blade Runner soundtrack is one of my “reference” records, that small pile that I use whenever I test out a new cartridge or other new gear.  Great sounding, very dynamic recording.

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Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3fz6CC45ok

NEW ARRIVAL96% VJQC ScoreGet It On Vinyl &ndas…

NEW ARRIVAL
96% VJQC Score
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Thelonious Monk ‎– 1961 Live In Paris
Ltd. 500 Numbered Copies

Affordable audiophile jazz, first time on vinyl!  This 1961 performance sounds GREAT, guaranteed to satisfy any Monk afficionado.  The concert was sourced directly from analog tape, the vinyl itself is high grade, audiophile quality.  I can’t recommend this title enough, both for the hardcore jazzbo or those looking to start their jazz stacks.

Backed by the dynamic lineup of Monk’s Dream and Criss-Cross, the inimitable Monk plays some of his most famous originals for a frenzied crowd at the Paris Olympia.

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Thelonious Monk – Hackensack (Live 1961)

https://youtu.be/7MvSav0KdPg

NEW ARRIVALVJ QC Score: 96%Get It On Vinyl

NEW ARRIVAL
VJ QC Score: 96%
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Eden – Eden
First ever vinyl reissue
2019 (Ltd. 500 Numbered Copies)

French weirdo synth prog! 
Originally released in 1978, French-language Québécois band Eden’s only album is a fine example of unusually synth-heavy symphonic prog rock featuring several ornate instrumentals, including a colourful cover of Fauré’s famous Pavane

Originalement paru en 1978, l’unique album de la formation québécoise Eden offre un rock progressif symphonique particulièrement riche en synthétiseurs avec plusieurs morceaux instrumentaux, dont une version audacieuse de la célèbre Pavane de Fauré

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Eden – Eden
https://soundcloud.com/user-488701052/eden-sample

NEW RELEASEVJQC Score: 94%

NEW RELEASE
VJQC Score: 94%

Genetic Control ‎– First Impressions
(Ltd. 500 Numbered Copies)
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Coffee, Smoke, Hardcore
Prior to this vinyl release, Genetic Control’s  recorded output was limited to a 7″ and a CD compilation of previously unreleased tracks. GREAT slab! If an audiophile-quality pressing of a hardcore record exists, this would be it.

First ever official reissue of the exceedingly rare and hard-to-find First Impressions EP by Montreal punk band Genetic Control released in 1984. This expanded 35th anniversary edition contains 9 previously unreleased tracks from the band’s archives for a total of 14 fast and snotty 80s hardcore tunes !

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Genetic Control

Neil Young ‎– Decade (1976)

Neil Young ‎– Decade (1976)

Coffee, Smoke, Neil

The morning sun has washed out the colors to this photo, I’ll take it.  I mostly subscribe to the idea that “Best Of” compilations don’t really count as albums per se.  That said, I can’t think of a better compilation than this 1976 3lp set. Like most Neil fans I have a whole bunch of his discography, but Decade is just about as perfect a way to soundtrack the day’ ahead.  National treasure, of the most crotchety variety.  

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Neil Young ‎– Decade (1976)

Stan Getz / João Gilberto Featuring Antonio Ca…

Stan Getz / João Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim ‎– Getz / Gilberto (1964)

Spinning my original mono copy in tribute to master João Gilberto, who passed away yesterday at age 88. 
My lady came down with some coffee, Sunday hangout.  Upon listening to the very first passages she remarked “OMG I’m seeing that entire period we were first dating, flashing right before me.” 
That was 2001. His guitar is permanent fabric to the most important and treasured of my life’s soundtrack.  
Obrigado, Sr. Gilberto

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Getz/Gilberto (1964)
https://open.spotify.com/album/2W6Hvrtg2Zpc9dW4aBDbdP?si=LBLdUeX3RiKCH3Y1lksCJw

VJ Radio: Numero Group, Warner and Montreal Ga…

VJ Radio: Numero Group, Warner and Montreal Garage Rock:

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Karen O, Danger Mouse ‎– Lux Prima2019, Lux Pr…

Karen O, Danger Mouse ‎– Lux Prima
2019, Lux Prima LLC
VJQC Score: 92%

Went record shopping for new releases last night, came home with 15 new titles.  Out of 5 NEW records played so far this morning, this Karen O/Dangermouse collab is the only one I’d consider stocking, in vinyljunkies.shop.  I don’t know who pressed it but it sounds great, the vinyl is cleanly pressed and the packaging is AAA. 
I’ll tell you which records didn’t make the cut, on next Tuesday’s live VJ Show.  I’ll play you the good ones and share stories, online record nerd style.

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Karen O, Danger Mouse ‎– Lux Prima