It’s Vinyl Tuesday! Record Exchange customers receive up to $5 in used vinyl* with every $25 in new vinyl purchased and have access to early and exclusive releases. This week’s releases:
Digitally remastered edition of this live album from the legendary British quartet. Recorded live at the National Ballroom, London, in October of 1986, roughly six months before they disbanded altogether, these 14 songs capture The Smiths performing in full-on rock-star mode. Here the band’s performance is suitably epic, hit-packed, and engrossing. Morrissey is in fine form providing plenty of banter and personality. Similarly, Marr’s distinctive manic jangle demands much attention, especially on his solo creation “The Draize Train.”
Digitally remastered 180-gram vinyl edition of the classic 1987 collection from the legendary quartet. Compiling singles, B-sides, album tracks, and BBC sessions, Louder Than Bombs boasts a wealth of brilliant material including “Ask,” “You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby” and “Unlovable.” Louder Than Bombs is a necessary purchase for any Smiths fan.
Digitally remastered edition of this 1987 compilation from the legendary British quartet. The World Won’t Listen was a collection of singles, B-sides, album tracks, and BBC sessions and was assembled for the UK market at the same time that the U.S. collection, Louder Than Bombs, was compiled (which contains many of the tracks featured on The World Won’t Listen). Includes Smiths favorites such as ‘Panic’, ‘Ask’, ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite’, ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ and many more.
The Elektra Years 1978-1987 includes six studio albums, each one presented in a replica sleeve with original artwork. Ric Ocasek oversaw digital remastering for the set, while drummer David Robinson – who helped create The Cars’ iconic album covers through the years – served as art director. Each 180-gram LP is pressed on a different color vinyl. The extensive set retraces the band’s musical journey in the studio and includes: The Cars (1978), Candy-O (1979), Panorama (1980), Shake It Up (1981), Heartbeat City (1984) and Door To Door (1987). Among the 60 tracks are the band’s biggest hits – “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Good Times Roll,” “You Are The Girl,” and “Drive.”