KORN FANS UNITE!
PICK UP THE NEW 2-LP SET FIRST TIME ON VINYL IN THE U.S.
COMING THIS RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY
FROM BROOKVALE RECORDS & ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS,
THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION OF
THE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM FROM NU-METAL FOUNDERS KORN.
“KoЯn was almost solely responsible for the tidal wave of change that subsequently swept the metal scene.”
– Joel McIver, Nu-Metal: The Next Generation of Rock & Punk
Originally released in October 1994, the eponymous debut album from nu-metal founders Korn now comes to vinyl for the first time in the United States. Since its original release in 1994, Korn has sold over ten million copies worldwide and is the album widely credited with establishing the nu-metal genre. Now it’s coming to an independent record store near you this Black Friday.
Arriving 11/28/14 as our 2014 RSD Black Friday indie exclusive, this very special 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition has been remastered for vinyl and comes in a spectacular gatefold jacket. The 2-LP set has been pressed from lacquers cut at Lucky Lacquers for optimal sound quality. Limited to 1500 copies on black vinyl, Side D features an incredible laser etching of the album’s iconic cover art.
This must-have ‘90s classic arrives November 28th, 2014 as a Record Store Day Black Friday indie exclusive. And as if this release couldn’t get any more exciting, a very small number of Clear Vinyl LPs have been randomly inserted into the black vinyl run.
Pre-order information coming soon.
Visit RecordStoreDay.com to find a participating independent retailer near you.
View the entire list of RSD Black Friday 2014 releases HERE.
For those of you who may have missed our Facebook update yesterday, here’s the very latest:
We’ll continue to update you on the progress on this exciting series right here and on our Facebook page as move along in the production process. But first, as promised, here’s a closer look at the beautiful jackets for these releases. Jacket samples courtesy our friends at Stoughton Printing Co.
BLUES TRAVELER VINYL SERIES
JACKET SAMPLES GALLERY
You’ve read the latest on our upcoming Blues Traveler Vinyl Series (see above and here)…
Now take a look at the beautiful jacket art for all four albums, previewed in the above gallery. All four titles will be individually foil-stamped in gold (multicolor variants) or silver (180-gram black).
Stay tuned for right here and on our Facebook page as we continue to move through the production process on our Blues Traveler Vinyl Series. As always, we’re here to help so please contact us directly with any questions you may have.
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BROOKVALE RECORDS AND ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS PRESENTS:
TWO MORE CLASSIC DREAM THEATER TITLES ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NORTH AMERICA.
PRE-ORDER AWAKE AND FALLING INTO INFINITY TODAY!
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DREAM THEATER DREAM THEATER AWAKE FALLING INTO INFINITY 2-LP SET ON MULTICOLOR VINYL 2-LP SET ON MULTICOLOR VINYL $35.99 $35.99
ALL PRE-ORDERS WILL SHIP ON OR AROUND THE STREET DATE OF 11/11/14. WE WILL BEGIN SHIPPING PRE-ORDERS APPROXIMATELY 1 WEEK BEFORE THE STREET DATE. SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE. PLEASE READ OUR FAQ FOR MORE INFORMATION ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.
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DREAM THEATER ALERT:
Due to overwhelming demand, the pre-order date for our upcoming Dream Theater releases has been moved up to October 3, 2014 at 12:00pm ET.
That’s tomorrow for those of you keeping score at home. You’ll be able to pre-order our exclusive multicolor variants for both Awake and Falling Into Infinity in our webstore and right here on our blog beginning tomorrow. Save on shipping costs by pre-ordering the Dream Theater Bundle and get both albums together. The street date for both Awake and Falling Into Infinity is still November 11, 2014. More details on these incredible releases can be found in the Dream Theater posts below.
AWAKE AND FALLING INTO INFINITY
GATEFOLD JACKET GALLERY
You’ve seen the three incredible vinyl variants for our upcoming Dream Theater releases…
Now take a look at the stunning gatefold jacket art for Awake and Falling Into Infinity, previewed in the above gallery. Both titles will be individually hand-numbered and include full lyrics on the inside gatefold.
Stay tuned for much more here and on our Facebook page as we continue to move through the production process on these exciting new Dream Theater titles.
PRE-ORDERS BEGIN OCTOBER 3, 2014 AT 12:00PM ET
IN THE BROOKVALE RECORDS WEBSTORE
Great news for all you Dream Theater fans… the test pressings for both Awake and Falling Into Infinity have officially been approved and we are in the final stages of production. We can’t think of a better way to follow the overwhelming response to our 2nd pressing of Scenes From A Memory than with two more incredible Dream Theater titles.
Brookvale Records and Enjoy The Ride Records proudly present Awake and Falling Into Infinity on vinyl for the first time in North America.
• Remastered For Vinyl
• Individually Hand-Numbered 2-LP Sets
• Stunning Gatefold Packaging
• Pre-Orders Begin 10/3/14 at 12:00pm ET
Both albums will be limited to 3000 copies total, divided equally between three amazing variants:
U.S. RETAIL: 1000 on Black Vinyl
EUROPEAN RETAIL: 1000 on White Vinyl
BROOKVALE RECORDS EXCLUSIVE: 1000 on Grey/Gold Swirl w/ Blue Splatter Vinyl
FALLING INTO INFINITY
U.S. RETAIL: 1000 on Black Vinyl
EUROPEAN RETAIL: 1000 on White Vinyl
BROOKVALE RECORDS EXCLUSIVE: 1000 on Aqua/Sea Blue Swirl w/ White Splatter Vinyl
Once again we are proud to be partnering with our good friends at Enjoy The Ride Records, as we have for our previous Dream Theater releases.
Both Awake and Falling Into Infinity hit shelves on November 11, 2014 but we plan to start shipping both titles ~1 week before this street date. Pre-orders will begin October 3, 2014 at 12:00pm ET.
Dream Theater Test Press Photo: http://instagram.com/p/rnMsfplObA/
ICYMI Brookvale Records is now on Instagram! Follow us at http://instagram.com/brookvalerecords
All of us here at Brookvale would first like to thank every single one of you who’ve pre-ordered from our upcoming Blues Traveler Vinyl Series. Whether you pre-ordered a single copy of Four or both Blues Traveler Bundles, we are thrilled at the overwhelming response to these titles! Like you, we can’t wait to get them in our hands. So, what’s the latest, you ask?
TEST PRESSING PROBLEMS…
As some of you may know, we approved the test pressing for Four the same day it arrived from our manufacturer. The sonics were amazing and the test pressings themselves were flat, quiet, and just about as perfect as can be. Unfortunately, the same could not be said of the other three albums.
We pride ourselves on incredible attention to detail and providing only the highest quality vinyl releases. Therefore, we cannot in good faith approve any test pressings that do not meet those standards. Even though we knew doing so would cause a significant delay in their release, we rejected the tests for Blues Traveler, Travelers & Thieves, and Save His Soul. The band’s label at UMG rejected them as well.
SO, WHAT NOW?
So where does that leave us? Rejecting test pressings is not uncommon — they’re intended to catch problems before the whole run is pressed — but given the overwhelming manufacturing demands these days rejection can result in a much longer delay than it might have a few years ago. So we started over. We addressed the audio issues and had new plates cut. Once we receive the second round of test pressings, which are expected here next week, we hope to approve them immediately and move quickly to the final pressing of these three titles.
If all goes smoothly, we hope these great albums will hit shelves before the end of the year. We sincerely apologize for the continued delay and for any inconvenience these delays have caused. Please understand, our number one priority is the quality of these releases, from the mastering to the vinyl to the jackets. We refuse to take any shortcuts, and we appreciate your patience as we make certain our Blues Traveler Vinyl Series will exceed your expectations. In the meantime, we will accept refund requests from anyone wishing to cancel a pre-order. Simply contact us by email or phone (631) 587-7722 and we’ll take care of you.
THEY’LL BE WORTH THE WAIT!
Please stay tuned right here and on our Facebook page for the new street date and much more as we finally get all four albums to press. Of course, while we continue production we urge you to get your pre-orders in ASAP, as these are extremely limited edition pressings. Visit our webstore for all the details or to pre-order now. We’ll have plenty of photos and video as we move along, but for now here’s a super cool behind-the-scenes clip of Four‘s jacket hot off the presses, from our good friends at Stoughton Printing Co.!
PRE-ORDER NOW: http://brookvalerecords.bigcartel.com/artist/blues-traveler
PRE-ORDER NOW: http://brookvalerecords.bigcartel.com/artist/blues-traveler
Just a heads up to everyone out there who placed an order for our SECOND pressing of Dream Theater’s “Scenes from a Memory” … THANK YOU! We were absolutely overwhelmed by the speed at which orders were placed for this record. Brookvale records is a small, independent operation and we are working diligently to get these orders out to all of you in a timely fashion.
With that being said, you will receive a tracking notification as soon as your items ship! If you have not received tracking information yet, don’t fret! Your package will be on it’s way to you shortly. We appreciate your concern and we will do our best to keep you updated on the status of this project. Check back for updates soon and get your ears ready for the BEAUTIFUL sound that is coming your way soon!
While we continue to work on our previously announced Dream Theater and Dick’s Picks Vinyl Series projects, we are thrilled to announce our next series of vinyl releases.
Coming this November to Brookvale Records… The early catalog from one of the progenitors of the jamband genre, the founders of the original H.O.R.D.E. Tour, and the architects of the biggest hits of the ’90s, BLUES TRAVELER.
The band’s first four albums will be given the premier Brookvale Records treatment as brand new 2-LP sets, including remastered audio, beautiful all-new jackets, and two color options including a multicolor variant and an audiophile-grade 180-gram black vinyl variant. Each colored variant will be limited to 750 individually-numbered copies, while the 180-gram variants will be limited to 250 individually-numbered copies. Each LP comes encased in a poly-lined sleeve.
The four 2-LP sets will be released simultaneously on
November 11th, 2014 (January 2015) and available separately for $34.99 each, or as a packaged bundle for $129.99 (either all colored vinyl or all 180-gram black). Pre-orders are now being accepted!
11/11/14… (JANUARY 2015)
Blues Traveler – "Blues Traveler" Blues Traveler – "Travelers & Thieves" Paint Splatter Vinyl (2-LP) Medieval Marble Vinyl (2-LP) Limited Edition of 750 Limited Edition of 750 -- ----
Blues Traveler – "Save His Soul" Blues Traveler – "Four" Celestial Marble Vinyl (2-LP) Psychedelic Swirl Vinyl (2-LP) Limited Edition of 750 Limited Edition of 750 -- ---
Blues Traveler – "Blues Traveler" Blues Traveler – "Travelers & Thieves" 180-gram Black Vinyl (2-LP) 180-gram Black Vinyl (2-LP) Limited Edition of 250 Limited Edition of 250
Blues Traveler – "Save His Soul" Blues Traveler – "Four" 180-gram Black Vinyl (2-LP) 180-gram Black Vinyl (2-LP) Limited Edition of 250 Limited Edition of 250 --For all the latest on Brookvale Records’ new Blues Traveler Vinyl Series, be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter and Instagram. To see video highlights of our recent work, please visit our new YouTube Channel!
The YELLOW/RED SPLIT VINYL variant of our RSD release is now available for purchase online from our retail outlet, Looney Tunes CDs! Only $22.99 for a limited time. Domestic and international shipping available.
Only 500 made, so grab one before they’re gone forever!
JORMA KAUKONEN - QUAH YELLOW/RED SPLIT VINYL LOONEY TUNES CDs EXCLUSIVE $22.99
Pick up Jorma Kaukonen’s “Quah” at your local independent record store on Record Store Day, Saturday April 19th, 2014. Or online beginning at 8:00am on Sunday April 20th, 2014.
Are you ready for Record Store Day? We’ve got a very special release this year and we couldn’t be more proud of it. Take a closer look at the stunningly awesome two color variants for our 40th Anniversary reissue of Jorma Kaukonen’s debut solo acoustic masterpiece from 1974, “Quah.”
Remastered from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman of Mockingbird Mastering, this blues-rock classic has never sounded better. You will literally hear notes you’ve never heard before. Pressed at the prestigious United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN. Custom gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing Co.
SUNSHINE YELLOW VINYL: Official Record Store Day 2014 release, available at independent retailers nationwide. Limited to 2500 hand-numbered copies.
YELLOW & RED SPLIT: Exclusively available at Looney Tunes CDs in West Babylon, NY. And online beginning at midnight on Sunday, Apr. 20th. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.
OUR RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE
IS FEATURED IN NEWSDAY!
Record Store Day 2014 is less than a week away, and we’re gearing up for a huge launch of this year’s Brookvale Records title, Jorma Kaukonen’s Quah. Naturally, we were delighted to discover our 40th Anniversary reissue of this classic album made the pages of Newsday, Long Island’s largest newspaper!
If you’re a Newsday or Optimum subscriber, see the excellent two-page spread on Record Store Day in the “Fanfare” section of today’s Sunday paper (4/13/14). Our Quah release is featured on page C9. If not, check out the photos below or head to the web version of the article here.
Last week we announced our official Record Store Day piece for 2014 — an acoustic masterpiece celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year — Jorma Kaukonen’s QUAH. Though the music itself is always the most vital and exciting component of any vinyl LP, today we’re showcasing another important part of every Brookvale Records release… the jacket!
This custom designed gatefold jacket is unlike anything we’ve ever done before, and there’s a lot to love about it. Watch this short video “tour” and see for yourself:
Thanks to the amazing Stoughton Printing Co. for working with us on every detail of this incredible jacket. As always, let us know what you think in the comments here or on our YouTube channel!
BROOKVALE RECORDS’ OFFICIAL RSD 2104 RELEASE IS…
U.S. RECORD STORE DAY LOONEY TUNES CDs EXCLUSIVE
SUNSHINE YELLOW VINYL YELLOW & RED SPLIT VINYL
HAND-NUMBERED EDITION OF 2500 HAND-NUMBERED EDITION OF 500 --
CUSTOM GATEFOLD JACKET
THE COUNTDOWN TO
RECORD STORE DAY IS ON!
CHECK OUT THE COUNTDOWN CLOCK IN THE SIDEBAR→
CAN YOU NAME OUR EXCLUSIVE
OFFICIAL RSD 2014 RELEASE?
Thanks to the good folks over at the Record Store Day organization, the short video we made (above) hinting at our official Record Store Day 2014 release is now featured on their home page and Facebook page!
Brookvale Records is proud to be singled out by the RSD organization as the epitome of the rare “RECORD STORE RECORD LABEL.” Visit recordstoreday.com or click the screenshot below to view the post and see if you can name our official RSD 2014 release!
“Without the four of us, there’s nothing.” -Gene Simmons, 1977
Today marks the 40th anniversary of KISS‘s self-titled debut album. Check out this article reflecting on the band’s entrance onto the scene and their tough first few years. The post also includes an 11-minute clip of an early Kiss TV performance from ‘ABC In Concert,’ aired on 3/29/74.
After some fond reminiscing, why not visit our online store and pick up a copy of our Ace Frehley Anomaly reissue on Limited Edition colored vinyl? We’re offering each color and the set of both colors for 10% OFF TODAY ONLY! Pressed on Opaque Blue and Green/Black Swirl colored vinyl, only a few dozen copies remain in stock from this fantastic 2013 release. So visit our store today, scroll down to Current Releases, and take advantage of this one-time discount!
WE HAVE OUR FACEBOOK CONTEST WINNERS!
For our first end-of-the-year contests ever, we offered up a very rare test pressing from two of our biggest releases of 2013: Life of Agony‘s River Runs Red and Grateful Dead‘s Dick’s Picks Vol. 5.
Thank you to everyone who posted an entry… We loved seeing your photos and videos and reading all the great comments. Some of you are truly insane for vinyl and we have much respect for that form of madness around here.
In a way… you’re all winners. But in a much more accurate way, Josh Dumford and Steve Armato are the winners!
CONGRATULATIONS JOSH AND STEVE!!! Your official Brookvale Records test pressing will be on its way as soon as we receive your contact information on Facebook. Thank you both for your great entries and all the wonderful feedback about our releases!
Once again, thank you to everyone who entered! Please keep the feedback coming! We want to see and hear all about your experiences with our releases, so feel free to head to our Facebook page to post more photos, videos, and comments telling us what you love about your new Brookvale Records LPs! If you haven’t seen the videos and photos posted for the contests, head to our Facebook page and scroll through Recent Posts By Others. Even though these contests are over, feel free to add your own photo or comment about your favorite Brookvale Records release!
And be sure to keep an eye out for future contests coming in 2014. The best way to stay up-to-date with all things Brookvale is to Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Congratulations again to our winners!!!
Greetings and Happy New Year, everyone!
It’s hard to believe, but another year is coming to a close! We’re proud to say 2013 was the most successful and exciting year in the history of Brookvale Records, and we owe it all to YOU.
So before we go any further, all of us here at Brookvale would like to offer a heartfelt THANK YOU for all the kind words, support, and feedback you’ve shared over the last year. We love what we do, and it’s always satisfying to see how many of you appreciate all the hard work we put into each and every release. We can’t wait for you to see everything Brookvale Records has in store for 2014!
But first, for those of you who may be new to Brookvale Records, here’s a quick recap of the year that was… 2013. It began with Dream Theater’s Images and Words flying off the shelves in both Black and Red/Gold vinyl. The demand for this release was just incredible and both colors quickly sold out. In April we proudly released the classic Porno For Pyros self-titled debut album on Tie-Dye and Blue vinyl, both of which have also completely sold out. Over the summer we brought Ace Frehley’s Anomaly back to vinyl in two incredible new colors, to the delight of KISS fans everywhere. In November we presented our fourth official Record Store Day release, Life of Agony’s River Runs Red, and have been overwhelmed by the response here in New York and from metal fans across the world. We also debuted the next three volumes of our Dick’s Picks Vinyl Series, bringing the classic Grateful Dead releases to vinyl for the very first time. Our most recent release, the 5-LP 180g Dick’s Picks Volume 5 box set out 12/10, is currently featured on the front page of the Grateful Dead’s official website Dead.net and is widely being heralded as our best-sounding release in the Dick’s Picks series to date.
More information on all our 2013 releases can be found here on our website! Simply use the search box in the right sidebar of our home page, or visit our archived posts!
We’ve got big plans for the next year, and today we’re excited to announce two incredible new releases coming to Brookvale Records in 2014! Just scroll down for more details. Thanks again to each and every one of you for all the support this past year… keep the feedback coming! If you haven’t already, be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ll return with the next Brookvale Bulletin in early January. In the meantime, why not give your vinyl-loving friend or family member an early present and forward them this newsletter? It sure beats the hell out of another t-shirt or some useless lottery tickets (send the lottery tickets to us instead). Thanks for reading… and on behalf of the entire Brookvale Records family, have a happy and safe holiday season!
All the best,
New Media/Product Manager
COMING SOON TO BROOKVALE RECORDS:
The 1974 album from Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame
A collaboration with vocalist Tom Hobson, Quah was Kaukonen’s first solo effort after the breakup of Jefferson Airplane. The album is a folk-blues masterpiece, and it may be one of the most underrated albums of the ’70s. Brookvale Records is proud to bring new life to this hard-to-find classic. The album is currently being remastered for vinyl from the original tapes by famed engineer Jeffrey Norman of Mockingbird Mastering. It is slated for an early 2014 release on black vinyl and limited edition numbered yellow vinyl.
The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions
The 1971 “super session” LP from blues legend Howlin’ Wolf
Recorded May 2-7, 1970 at Olympic Sound Studios in London, the London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions were an attempt at recording an original blues master alongside members of the “new” generation of blues players. Countless guest musicians appear on the record, most notably Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. The resulting LP set the standard for blues “super session” projects for years to come. After an exhaustive search, Brookvale Records painstakingly tracked down the album’s original master tapes in London. Engineer Jeffrey Norman is now hard at work remastering this blues classic for release in early 2014.
DICK’S PICKS VOLUME 5
5-LP SET ● 180 GRAM
LIMITED TO 1500 ● HAND-NUMBERED
DICK’S PICKS VOLUME 5 IS CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION AND WE’VE GOT A TON OF GREAT INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH YOU. ONCE AGAIN, LONGTIME BAY-AREA ENGINEER JEFFREY NORMAN FROM MOCKINGBIRD MASTERING HAS WORKED HIS MAGIC AND WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH THE RESULTS.
ONCE YOU HEAR THE REMASTERED VOLUME 5 ON 180 GRAM VINYL, YOU’LL AGREE IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NEVER SOUNDED BETTER. SCROLL DOWN TO READ MR. NORMAN’S COMMENTS ON MIXING THE NEXT VOLUME IN THIS CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED SERIES.
EACH VOLUME FEATURES ARTWORK, PACKAGING, AND MASTERING ALL APPROVED
BY THE BAND. THESE CLASSIC RECORDINGS HAVE BEEN REMASTERED EXCLUSIVELY
FOR BROOKVALE RECORDS FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES.
KEEP SCROLLING FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THIS INCREDIBLE NEW RELEASE…
PHOTOS OF THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES INCLUDED IN PACKAGING
NEW COMMENTS FROM ENGINEER JEFFREY NORMAN ON VOL. 5
- DETAILED SHIPPING INFORMATION–
ORDER VOL. 5:
VOL. 3 AND VOL. 4 ARE AVAILABLE HERE IN VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES.
IF YOU ARE A CURRENT DICK’S PICKS SUBSCRIBER, YOU DO NOT NEED TO ORDER VOLUME 5 — YOU ARE ALREADY IN OUR SYSTEM. ALL SUBSCRIBERS WILL GET A PAYPAL INVOICE IN ADVANCE OF THE STREET DATE. YOU WILL HAVE TWO (2) WEEKS AFTER RECEIVING YOUR INVOICE TO COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE. AFTER PAYMENT IS RECEIVED, YOUR ORDER WILL SHIP. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS RELEASE, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL US AT INFO@BROOKVALERECORDS.COM. WE ANSWER ALL EMAILS WITHIN 24 HOURS.
BECOME A DICK’S PICKS SUBSCRIBER.
GUARANTEE YOUR COPY OF FUTURE DICK’S PICKS RELEASES
AND BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNTS BY BECOMING A SUBSCRIBER!
AS A FRIENDLY REMINDER,
DICK’S PICKS VOL. 1 AND VOL. 2 ARE NOW BOTH SOLD OUT.
VOL. 3 & VOL. 4 ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES…
PICK UP A COPY TODAY BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!-
BECOME A SUBSCRIBER TODAY AND
NEVER MISS ANOTHER DICK’S PICKS VINYL RELEASE!
GRATEFUL DEAD CONTEST:
Listen up, Deadheads!
We’ve got a special holiday treat for Grateful Dead fans. Get your smartphones and cameras ready…
As you know, all Dick’s Picks Vol. 5 pre-orders have shipped and are on their way! Early reviews confirm what we’ve known for months: This is the best-sounding volume yet in our exclusive Dick’s Picks Vinyl Series.
Now we want to hear from YOU. Show the world what you like best about Vol. 5 arriving on vinyl for the first time by sharing a short video or photo on our Facebook page! The fan whose submission gets the most LIKES will win an official Dick’s Picks Vol. 5 TEST PRESSING! Only a handful of these rarities exist, and we’ve got one to give away… so get creative and you’ll be rewarded!
Talk about the packaging, the rare images, or the remastered audio. What sets Vol. 5 apart? The fact that it’s the first complete show in the series… or that it’s Brent’s first Dick’s Picks appearance? Maybe share with us your favorite track or moment from 12/26/79… It’s totally up to you!
Post your video or photo in the comments of the original contest post or directly on our Timeline, and tag it with #GDDP5. Just keep your video short and sweet (under 30 seconds). Then be sure to encourage your friends to LIKE it. All submissions must be posted by Friday, Dec. 27th, 2013.
We can’t wait to see what you have to say about this fantastic release! Whether you’re just a casual listener or a diehard audiophile, we want to hear what you think. Now get posting… the sooner you share, the better your chances!
Order Dick’s Picks Vol. 5 here: http://brookvalerecords.com/grateful-dead-dicks-picks-vol-5/
Join the growing family of Dick’s Picks Vinyl Series Subscribers here (it’s free!): http://brookvalerecords.com/dicks-picks-subscription/
LIFE OF AGONY CONTEST:
Show us how excited you are by sharing a short video or photo with us! Tell us what you like about the packaging, the artwork, the colored vinyl, or how awesome it sounds. It’s up to you! Just keep the video short and sweet (under 15 seconds). We want to know what YOU think about Brookvale Records’ first Record Store Day Black Friday release.
Share your video or photo on our Facebook page, and tag it with #LOARRR. You can post your photo directly to the comments section of the original contest post, or share a video directly on our Timeline. Then get your friends to Like the post.
The fan whose submission gets the most LIKES will win an official River Runs Red TEST PRESSING! Only a handful of these rarities exist, and we’ve got one to give away… so get creative and you’ll be rewarded! Remember to tag all video or photo posts with #LOARRR. All submissions must be posted by Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 2013.
If you haven’t ordered your copy of the Blood Red Swirl color yet, DO IT NOW before they’re gone. After the mayhem on Record Store Day Black Friday, there are only a couple hundred copies remaining of this limited edition color. It’s EXCLUSIVELY available at Looney Tunes CDs on Long Island, or at the link below.
Now go grab that smartphone or camera and show us some love!!!
Order River Runs Red here: http://brookvalerecords.com/life-of-agony/
BROOKVALE RECORDS’ OFFICIAL
RSD BLACK FRIDAY RELEASE
RED/BLACK BLOOD SWIRL VINYL
AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
THE ONLY PLACE YOU’LL FIND THIS STUNNING COLOR
IS RIGHT HERE… AND AT LOONEY TUNES CDs ON LONG ISLAND
SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILED INFORMATION
RED/BLACK BLOOD SWIRL LIMITED EDITION OF 500 EACH INDIVIDUALLY HAND-NUMBERED LOONEY TUNES CDs EXCLUSIVE
BROOKVALE RECORDS IS PROUD TO PRESENT
ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S.
THE ESSENTIAL ’90s ALBUM FROM
NEW YORK’S ALTERNATIVE METAL PIONEERS
LIFE OF AGONY – river runs red
RIVER RUNS RED IS AVAILABLE IN VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES IN
THREE INCREDIBLE COLORS. PRESSED AT THE PRESTIGIOUS GOTTA GROOVE RECORDS,
EACH 2-LP SET IS HAND-NUMBERED AND FEATURES ALL OF THE ALBUM’S ORIGINAL ARTWORK IN A STUNNING GATEFOLD PACKAGE.
“THIS BROOKLYN QUARTET TOOK THE HARDCORE BLUEPRINT AND ADDED A LAYER OF GROOVE METAL TO PUT OUT ONE OF THE MOST MATURE DEBUT ALBUMS OF THE ’90s”
– JASON ROCHE, VILLAGE VOICE
DECIBEL MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME CLASSIC ALBUM
RANKED #6 ON VILLAGE VOICE’S TOP 20 NYC HARDCORE/METAL ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
RATED 4.0/5.0 ON ALLMUSIC
RATED 4.1/5.0 ON SPUTNIKMUSIC
INCREDIBLE GATEFOLD PACKAGING WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK:
SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY
DOUBLE-LP SET AT 45RPM
SIDE A SIDE C this time bad seed underground my eyes monday respect river runs red SIDE B SIDE D through and through method of groove words and music the stain remains thursday friday
RED/BLACK BLOOD SWIRL LIMITED EDITION OF 500 EACH INDIVIDUALLY HAND-NUMBERED LOONEY TUNES CDs EXCLUSIVE THIS RARE COLOR IS LIMITED TO ONLY 500 COPIES WORLDWIDE. IT IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVELY AT THE LINK BELOW AND AT LOONEY TUNES CDs RETAIL LOCATION ON LONG ISLAND. VISIT LTCDs.COM FOR STORE INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS. PLEASE NOTE: THE #/500 YOU RECEIVE IS BASED ON WHEN YOUR ORDER IS RECEIVED. PRE-ORDER NOW TO SECURE YOUR LOW-NUMBERED COPY! $27.99
SOLID RED LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 EACH INDIVIDUALLY HAND-NUMBERED U.S. INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES ONLY AVAILABLE ON BLACK FRIDAY ONLY AT PARTICIPATING RECORD STORE DAY RETAILERS ACROSS THE U.S. CLICK HERE TO FIND A PARTICIPATING RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY RETAILER NEAR YOU.
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A FEW WORDS ON river runs red :
“BROOKLYN, NY’S LIFE OF AGONY FORMED IN 1989, AS SINGER KEITH CAPUTO, GUITARIST JOEY Z., AND BASSIST ALAN ROBERT PLAYED THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND SCENE WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT DRUMMERS. THEY PERFECTED THEIR ANGST-FILLED HARDCORE/HEAVY METAL HYBRID ALONG THE WAY, OBTAINING A DEVOTED AUDIENCE IN THE PROCESS. ON THE EVE OF SIGNING WITH ROADRUNNER RECORDS, THE BAND ENLISTED FORMER TYPE O NEGATIVE DRUMMER SAL ABRUSCATO AS A PERMANENT MEMBER. THE RESULTING ALBUM, RIVER RUNS RED, WAS SIMILAR TO THEIR STAGE SHOW AT THE TIME – STRAIGHT-UP ENERGY AND AGGRESSION IN A HARDCORE/THRASH FORMAT, WITH SHARDS OF HEAVY METAL CUTTING THROUGH AT TIMES, AND THE GROUP TOURED EXTENSIVELY UPON ITS RELEASE. IN 2009, LIFE OF AGONY PERFORMED RIVER RUNS RED IN ITS ENTIRETY IN FRONT OF A SOLD-OUT CROWD IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.”
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We just uncovered a few extra copies of some of our best vinyl releases… and we’re making them available RIGHT NOW! This is great news if you missed them the first time. But don’t hesitate to grab your copies today, because they’ll be gone again very soon.
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ATTENTION KISS FANS…
ACE FREHLEY FANS…
AND VINYL COLLECTORS ALIKE!
Our Ace Frehley Anomaly LPs have arrived! Now that we have these two gorgeous
new colors in our grubby little hands, we thought we’d give you a closer look.
See the stunning GREEN/BLACK SWIRL and OPAQUE BLUE vinyl!
Marvel at the fantastic gatefold packaging!
Notice the individual hand-numbering on each 2-LP set!
Only a couple hundred remain of each color…
ORDER NOW before they’re gone: http://bit.ly/1dMpM47
GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PRE-ORDERED… WE ARE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND ALL PRE-ORDERS HAVE SHIPPED AS OF TODAY. TRACKING INFO IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU PROVIDED AT CHECKOUT. ENJOY!!!
EXCITING NEWS FOR ACE FREHLEY FANS…
ANOMALY HAS RETURNED
IN TWO AMAZING NEW COLORS!
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 23, 2013:
ALL PRE-ORDERS HAVE SHIPPED! WE ARE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND AMAZED AT HOW QUICKLY BOTH NEW COLORS ARE MOVING. ONLY A COUPLE HUNDRED OF EACH COLOR REMAIN IN STOCK… AND IT’S NOT EVEN OCTOBER 1ST. SCROLL DOWN TO ORDER YOUR GREEN/BLACK SWIRL OR OPAQUE BLUE (…OR BOTH!) BEFORE THEY SELL OUT LIKE THE SILVER MARBLE DID. SHIPPING WORLDWIDE NOW.
Thanks to the overwhelming success of last year’s Anomaly release on Brookvale Records, we have commissioned a new pressing of Frehley’s 2009 solo album. Anomaly‘s initial release marked the debut of Ace’s first new material in 20 years.
Brookvale Records is proud to bring you Anomaly in two exciting new colors… Opaque Blue or Green/Black Swirl. Last year’s Silver Marble pressing sold out very quickly, and these new colors are expected to do the same. The new colors are available in LIMITED quantities… Only 750 of each! Once again, this is a 2-LP set, each individually hand-numbered.
Once they’re gone… they’re gone FOREVER!
The colors may be ALL-NEW, but we’re keeping the price the same: $27.99 for each 2-LP set. For a limited time, order BOTH new colors for only $50.00!!! The collector in you will get both limited edition colors, while the frugal financier inside will commend you for saving $6!
The new colors hit the street on October 1, 2013. But if you pre-order Anomaly TODAY, we will ship your order ONE WEEK EARLIER – on or around September 24th. You know what they say… The early bird gets the LIMITED EDITION HAND NUMBERED VINYL!
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A few words on Anomaly:
Ace Frehley intends his new “Anomaly,” the former Kiss guitarist’s first set of new material in 20 years, to “kind of pick up where I left off with my first solo album” — 1978’s “Ace Frehley,” which was recorded and released during Kiss’ commercial zenith.
“Prior to going into the studio, I listened to that first album, which everybody cites as their favorite Ace record,” Frehley tells Billboard.com. “I dissected it and tried to get into the same mind set this time around. I think I recaptured some of the musical textures and attitude and vibe that I had on that first record.”
Frehley recorded “Anomaly” on the third anniversary of his sobriety — at Schoolhouse Studios in New York and at his home studio in Westchester, N.Y. He produced all but one of the album’s 12 tracks — Marti Frederiksen, who mixed the album with Anthony Fox, helmed a cover of Sweet’s “Fox on the Run” that was suggested by Frehley’s stylist (and also features Meat Loaf’s daughter Pearl Aday on backing vocals). The album’s first single, “Outer Space,” is already out, and “Anomaly” also includes a track called “Fractured Quantum,” which completes a “Fractured” trilogy that Frehley began with “Fractured Mirror” on “Ace Frehley” and continued with “Fractured Too” on 1987’s “Frehley’s Comet.”
—Gary Graff, September 9, 2009 interview for Billboard Magazine