Tag Archives: Record Store Day

Video: Jack White Back with Funk Rocking ‘Lazaretto’; Watch White Record the Song on Record Store Day

Jack White and band record “Lazaretto.”

We get a preview of Jack White’s upcoming solo album, Lazaretto, with this studio recording of the title track.

This is a good one.

Plus watch White make history recording “Lazaretto” on Record Store Day.

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Audio: Listen to Previously Unreleased Garbage Songs, ‘Girls Talk’ & ‘Time Will Destroy Everything’

I’ve been a fan of Garbage since I heard a prerelease of their debut album, Garage, in 1995.

These two tracks — released on a single for Record Store Day — date back years.

“Girls Talk” is a duet with ex-Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle. (If you like Brody Dalle, listen to her new solo album, Diploid Love, here.)

According to Consequence of Sound, “‘Girls Talk’ dates back to 2007 and was originally written to be included on the band’s greatest hits album, Absolute Garbage. Meanwhile, “Time Will Destroy Everything” was first conceived during the recording sessions for Garbage’s fifth album 2010′s Not Your Kind of People.”

“Girls Talk”:

“Time Will Destroy Everything”:

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Audio: Listen to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘American Beauty’ EP — all four songs

Today, for Record Store Day, Bruce Springsteen released a four song EP.

If you were lucky, you could buy a copy of the vinyl American Beauty EP.

If you weren’t so lucky, it was gone by the time you got into the record store.

So a serious Springsteen fan posted the four tracks, which were taken off the vinyl.

Listen now, and buy once you can get it.

The title track is a total winner, and the other three aren’t bad.

The numbers are the start times of each track in case you want to listen to a particular song.

1. American Beauty – 0:00
2. Mary Mary – 4:06
3. Hurry Up Sundown – 6:56
4. Hey Blue Eyes – 10:12

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Video: Neil Young Releases ‘A Letter Home’ With No Pre-Release Hype

I first reported in mid-January of this year that Neil Young’s next album would consist of all covers and that he was “collaborating” with Jack White.

I speculated that songs on the album would likely include Phil Ochs’ “Changes,” Bert Jansch’s “Needle of Death,” Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain,” Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby” and Tim Hardin’s “Reason To Believe.”

Today the album, A Letter Home, was released with none of the usual pre-release hoopla, and it includes all of those songs, plus Bob Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country,” Bruce Springsteen’s “My Hometown,” a second song by Gordon Lightfoot, “If You Could Only Read My Mind,” plus songs by the Everly Brothers and Willie Nelson.

Jack White not only recorded the album on his 1947 Voice-o-Graph vinyl record recording booth at Third Man Records in Nashville, but he’s released the album on Third Man Records, is credited along with Young as the album’s co-producer (actually it says on the back cover “Reproduced by Jack White and Neil Young) and plays on two tracks.

“[It’s] a phone booth,” Young told Spin. “It’s all acoustic with a harmonica inside a closed space, with one mic to vinyl … It’s a funky old machine, it sounds like Jimmy Rogers or something.”

For Record Store Day tomorrow, the album will be available on vinyl in limited quantities at select record stores around the country.


01 “Changes” (Phil Ochs)
02 “Girl From The North Country” (Bob Dylan)
03 “Needle of Death” (Bert Jansch)
04 “Early Morning Rain” (Gordon Lightfoot)
05 “Reason To Believe” (Tim Hardin)
06 “On The Road Again” (Willie Nelson)
07 “If You Could Only Read My Mind” (Gordon Lightfoot)
08 “Since I Met You Baby” (Ivory Joe Hunter)
09 “My Hometown” (Bruce Springsteen)
10 “I Wonder If I Care As Much” (Everly Brothers)

Here are live performances of some of the songs.

“Reason To Believe” at Farm Aid 2013:

“Changes” at Carnegie Hall 2014:

“Early Morning Rain” at Farm Aid 2013:

“Since I Met You Baby” at Farm Aid 2013:

“Needle of Death” at Carnegie Hall 2014:

“If You Could Read My Mind” at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, 2014:

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Audio: Listen to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Hurry Up Sundown’ off ‘American Beauty EP’

For Record Store Day this Saturday April 19, 2014 Bruce Springsteen is releasing a four-song record, American Beauty EP.

The EP includes three unreleased tracks recorded during the High Hopes sessions — “American Beauty,” “Mary Mary” and “Hey Blue Eyes” — plus the single, “Hurry Up Sundown.”

Springsteen played all instruments on “Hurry Up Sundown” except drums, which are handled by Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Devo, Nine Inch Nails).

Listen to “Hurry Up Sundown” right now right here.

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Previously Unreleased Hank Williams’ Radio Broadcasts from 1950 Coming On Record Store Day – ‘Lovesick Blues,’ ‘Oh! Susanna’ & More

Ok, this I gotta hear!

Hank Williams live on-the-air performances that were broadcast back in 1950 but have never before been released on record or CD or any other format.

On Saturday, April 19, you know, Record Store Day, Omnivore Recordings is making available The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 — Extended Play.

10″ EP Track List:

Side 1:

Side 2:
1. FARTHER ALONG (Show 10)
3. FIDDLE TUNE (Show 4)

Then on May 20, 2014 comes The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, “featuring 24 performances,” according to Omnivore, “unheard for 64 years, from the one and only Hank Williams!”

Here’s what’s on the Omnivore website:

Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired over 6 decades ago, and The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 collects material from the four of them now known to exist.

From hits to standards to songs rarely (if ever) performed, this is pure Hank Williams, including playful, between song banter. Fully restored to incredible quality, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 is more like being in the studio when they were recorded than actually listening to them on the radio!

The CD packaging contains rare photos from the collection of set co-producer and Williams biographer, Colin Escott, as well as new liners. Also available on LP, the first pressing will be on limited-edition, translucent red vinyl (with black vinyl to follow), and contains Escott’s informative notes and a download card.

Any music from Hank Williams is worth celebrating. Discovering material that has been unheard for generations is monumental.

“It’s incredible to me that we’re still finding new recordings by my dad, Great ones, at that! No one even suspected that these recordings existed.

We partnered with Omnivore Recordings for this release, and I especially love it that they’re taking my dad back to vinyl.” — Jett Williams
Track Listing

• Unheard for 64 years

• Available on CD/LP/Digital

• First LP pressing on translucent red vinyl

• Rare photos and informative liner notes

1. The Garden Spot Jingle
2. Lovesick Blues
3. A Mansion On The Hill
4. Fiddle Tune
5. I’ve Just Told Mama Goodbye
6. Closing/Oh! Susanna
7. The Garden Spot Jingle
8. Mind Your Own Business
9. Lovesick Blues
10. Fiddle Tune
11. At The First Fall Of Snow
12. Closing/Oh! Susanna
13. The Garden Spot Jingle
14. I Can’t Get You Off Of My Mind
15. I Don’t Care (If TomorrowNever Comes)
16. Fiddle Tune
17. Farther Along
18. Closing/Oh! Susanna
19. The Garden Spot Jingle
20. I’ll Be A Bachelor ’Til I Die
21. Wedding Bells
22. Fiddle Tune
23. Jesus Remembered Me
24. Closing/Oh! Susanna



Tracks 13 – 18 taken from NAUGHTON FARMS GARDEN SPOT PROGRAM: SHOW #10

Tracks 19 – 24 taken from NAUGHTON FARMS GARDEN SPOT PROGRAM: SHOW #11

Watch: R.E.M. Do ‘ I Took Your Name’ — Dublin, 2005

Yesterday REMHQ brought to my attention this video of R.E.M. playing ‘I Know Your Name” at The Point Depot, Dublin, February 2005.

On Record Store Day a new live R.E.M. album, Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions, will be released.

Plus “Losing My Religion” from Unplugged in 2001.

Here’s the tracklist for the Unplugged album, which will first be released on vinyl:

1991 Unplugged

Side One

1.”Half A World Away”
2.”Disturbance at the Heron House”
3.”Radio Song”

Side Two

1.”Perfect Circle”
2.”Fall on Me”
4.”Love Is All Around”

Side Three

1.”Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
2.”Losing My Religion”
3.”Pop Song 89″

Side Four

2.”Swan Swan H”*
3.”Rotary 11″*
4.”Get Up”*
5.”World Leader Pretend”*

2001 Unplugged

Side Five

1.”All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star)”
3.”At My Most Beautiful”

Side Six

1.”So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”
2.”Losing My Religion”
3.”Country Feedback”

Side Seven

1.”Imitation of Life”
2.”Find the River”
3.”The One I Love”*

Side Eight

1.”Beat a Drum”*
2.”I’ve Been High”*
3.”I’ll Take the Rain”*
4.”Sad Professor”*

* Not included in original television broadcast

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Veruca Salt To Release Two New Brad Wood-Produced Songs on Record Store Day

The original Veruca Salt — Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack and Jim Shapiro — are back together, as I reported last December, and have recorded two new songs, “The Museum of Broken Relationships” and “It’s Holy,” with their original producer, Brad Wood.

“It’s been great working with VS again – literally 20 years after our first time in the studio,” Wood told me today. “The new songs are unabashed rockers and I think the fun they are having is evident in the mixes. Seriously good fun and cathartic, too.”

On his Facebook page Wood posted: “The return of VS… Start camping out at your favorite record store because this is happening on Record Store Day, April 19th. The Bitch is Back.”

The new songs will be on a three-song 10″ to be released by their original label, Minty Fresh, along with the group’s original hit, “Seether,” Pitchfork reports.

The band’s website is “under contruction.”

Watch the original video for “Seether” and remember how good Veruca Salt were:

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Audio: Neil Young To Reissue ‘Time Fades Away’ On Record Store Day

Neil Young greatly dislikes his 1973 live recording, Time Fades Away.

During a 1987 interview with Dave Ferrin Young said:

My least favorite record is Time Fades Away. I think it’s the worst record I ever made—but as a documentary of what was happening to me, it was a great record. I was onstage and I was playing all these songs that nobody had heard before, recording them, and I didn’t have the right band. It was just an uncomfortable tour. It was supposed to be this big deal—I just had Harvest out, and they booked me into ninety cities. I felt like a product, and I had this band of all-star musicians that couldn’t even look at each other. It was a total joke.

So when Young’s albums started being reissued on CD, there was one that just didn’t get released.

Yep, Time Fades Away.

The album was mostly cut at a number of venues while Young toured the U. S. following the huge success of Harvest.

I saw several of shows during that tour and I thought the music was incredible. And I’ve always liked the album.

Now, finally, it’s being reissued.

The reissue will be remastered from the original analog studio recordings and pressed on 180-gram black vinyl.Problem is, it won’t be available as a stand-alone release. It’s being packaged in the Official Release Series Discs 5-8 Vinyl Box Set, which also includes On the Beach, Tonight’s the Night, and Zuma. Only 3,500 boxes will be released.

A Warner Bros. publicist told Pitchfork that there won’t be a wider reissue of the album until the second volume of the Archives box sets are released—no word on when that will be.

Young toured with the Stray Gators when the album was recorded: Tim Drummond, Johnny Barbata, Jack Nitzsche, and Ben Keith.

Check it out:

“Time Fades Away”:

“Journey Through The Past”:

“Yonder Stands the Sinner”:


“Love In Mind”:

“Don’t Be Denied”:

“The Bridge”:

“Last Dance”:

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Audio: Live Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert from 1986 Coming to Vinyl for Record Store Day

For Record Store Day this year a live Neil Young and Crazy Horse show, Cow Palace 1986, will be released on vinyl, according to Music Times and exclaim.ca.

Record Store Day takes place April 19 this year.

The November 21, 1986 performance took place at the Cow Palace in Daily City, California, just south of San Francisco.

The show was recorded for radio broadcast by KLOS FM in LA, and has previously been released as a bootleg.

I don’t have a list of the songs being included on the Record Store Day release, but below is the track listing from one of the bootlegs.

Mr Soul (Live)

When You Dance, I Can Really Love (Live)

Down By The River (Live)

Too Lonely (Live)

Heart Of Gold (Live)

After The Goldrush (Live)

Inca Queen (Live)

Drive Back (Live)

Opera Star (Live)

Cortez The Killer (Live)

Sample And Hold (Live)

Computer Age (Live)

Violent Side (Live)

Mideast Vacation (Live)

Long Walk Home (Live)

The Needle And The Damage Done (Live)

When Your Lonely Heart Breaks (Live)

Around The World (Live)

Powderfinger (Live)

Like A Hurricane (Live)

Hey Hey, My My (Live)

Prisoners Of Rock ‘N’ Roll (Live)

Check it out.

Part One:

Part Two:

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