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The Boss is coming September 23

It must be fall because the new releases are coming faster than leaves from tree! First release of note this Friday:

springsteen-chapter-and-verseBruce Springsteen’s Chapter and Verse

A double LP with five (5!) unreleased tracks that were recorded before the Boss was signed to a label … meaning you haven’t likely heard these songs unless you’ve been buying up his bootleg recordings over the years. This album accompanies a new book titled Born to Run, to be released September 27. Being on friendly terms with the good people at Book Express, I am happy to say that copies of the book are now in their backroom ready for next Tuesday. Do the world a favour and buy your new books from local, independent booksellers such as Book Express.

Chapter and Verse features 18 tracks. Each song reflects the themes and sections of the book, starting with two tracks from Springsteen’s first band, The Castiles.  The final song is the title track from Bruce’s 2012’s disc,Wrecking Ball. 

Here’s the track listing (scroll down for audio samples):

“Baby I” — The Castiles (recorded May 2, 1966, at Mr. Music, Bricktown, NJ; written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss; previously unreleased)
“You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover” — The Castiles (recorded Sept. 16, 1967, at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ; written by Willie Dixon; previously unreleased)
“He’s Guilty (The Judge Song)” — Steel Mill (recorded Feb. 22, 1970, at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA; previously unreleased)
“Ballad of Jesse James” — The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ; previously unreleased)
“Henry Boy” (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY; previously unreleased)
“Growin’ Up” (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on Tracks)
“4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” (1973, The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
“Born to Run” (1975, Born to Run)
“Badlands” (1977, Darkness on the Edge of Town)
“The River” (1980, The River)
“My Father’s House” (1982, Nebraska)
“Born in the U.S.A.” (1984, Born in the U.S.A.)
“Brilliant Disguise” (1987, Tunnel of Love)
“Living Proof” (1992, Lucky Town)
“The Ghost of Tom Joad” (1995, The Ghost of Tom Joad)
“The Rising” (2002, The Rising)
“Long Time Comin’” (2005, Devils & Dust)
“Wrecking Ball” (2012, Wrecking Ball)

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We now have rockin’ shirts!

rock-t-shirtsReally excited to announce that we are now offering a breadth of great music t-shirts! Mostly of the rock variety, featuring many iconic artists like the Beatles, Metallica, Pink Floyd, and Nirvana. These are high-quality shirts on soft cotton. Check out the colour PDF catalogue below to have a look!

Contact us to order you shirts today! Super low price at only $20 each!

PDF: Rock t-shirts $20 each

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NEW RELEASES!

It’s September and the new releases are starting to roll in!

Third Man Records celebrates Detroit with two classics from The Detroit Cobras. Mink Rat or Rabbit and Life, Love and Leaving (sampled below).

 


Butch Walker Stay GoldButch Walker’s Stay Gold is classic, earnest rock ‘n’ roll. Walker’s roots in hair metal, power pop are clearly showing. I like Consequence of Sound‘s quote:

The man has many talents from producer, to multi-instrumentalist to producer, but more than anything the man knows his way around a hook.

Stay Gold sampled here.


Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being is getting strong ratings from Metacritic. Consequence of Sound also gives this album a good review.

True to form, Glass Animals pack just as Glass Animals How to Be a Human Beingmany sounds into How To Be a Human Beingas they did Zaba, this time going beyond background noise and bringing the strangeness to the foreground. Hyperactive flutes pipe along the core melody on ”Youth”, while clips of wayward conversations bookend several tracks. “[Premade Sandwiches]”, a 36-second a capella rap about the banality of contemporary consumption, is a testament to the band’s hesitance to pigeonhole themselves. Of course, the album still features plenty of indie electronic grooves (see “Cane Shuga” and “The Other Side of Paradise”), but these aren’t always its strongest points. The most enticing track, “Season 2 Episode 3”, owes its appeal to an undeniably clean hip-hop beat and smooth hi-hat taps reminiscent of early-2000s R&B.


Pearl Jam reissues are now available for both No Pearl Jam No CodeCode and Yield . Prior to these releases, you’d have to drop at least a C -note to get either album in used condition.

No Code replicates the original packaging including a set of 9 random replica Polaroids/lyric cards. This is the band’s fourth studio album, and was originally released on August 27, 1996.

Yield is the band’s fifth studio album originally released on February 3, 1998. The outer sleeve replicates the original release with a die-cut sleeve and a yield sticker inside. Plan on sticking it to your bedroom door? Original releases that still have the yield sticker cost $150 plus!

Both reissues are pressed on 150 gram vinyl.

New Books and Records
  • It must be fall because the new releases are coming faster than leaves from tree! First release of note this Friday: Bruce Springsteen’s Chapter and Verse A double LP with five (5!) […]

    The Boss is coming September 23

    It must be fall because the new releases are coming faster than leaves from tree! First release of note this Friday: Bruce Springsteen’s Chapter and Verse A double LP with five (5!) […]

  • It’s September and the new releases are starting to roll in! Third Man Records celebrates Detroit with two classics from The Detroit Cobras. Mink Rat or Rabbit and Life, Love […]

    NEW RELEASES!

    It’s September and the new releases are starting to roll in! Third Man Records celebrates Detroit with two classics from The Detroit Cobras. Mink Rat or Rabbit and Life, Love […]

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    Doing a little house cleaning and decided to discount some new records. Over 200 titles to choose from discounted 25 – 40% off.  First come first choice!