QUAH Featured in Newsday

Posted On April - 13 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

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.

 

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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 QUAHThough 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 RSD Announcement

Posted On March - 5 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

BROOKVALE RECORDS’ OFFICIAL RSD 2104 RELEASE IS… 

 

JORMA KAUKONEN

 

QUAH

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Selected as an official Record Store Day release for 2014, the legendary Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist’s enduring debut solo album returns to vinyl on the 40th anniversary of its original release. To celebrate this monumental 1974 album, we’re re-issuing it in two very limited edition colors.
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The beautiful Sunshine Yellow vinyl color will be available at participating Record Store Day independent retailers nationwide. In addition, we have pressed a very limited Yellow & Red Split vinyl variant exclusively for our retail outlet on Long Island, Looney Tunes CDs. This gorgeous color is limited to 500 copies and will be available exclusively in-store on Record Store Day.
 
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Produced by Jack Casady, Quah was recorded shortly after the breakup of Jefferson Airplane in 1972 and released two years later. Now painstakingly remastered from the original analog tapes by expert Bay-area engineer Jeffrey Norman, this hard-to-find folk-blues classic sounds better than ever. Kaukonen’s brilliant finger-picking guitarwork shines through like never before on old favorites like “Genesis” and “Hamar Promenade.”
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Much like the album’s distinctive sound, Quah ‘s cover art is instantly recognizable. That’s why, for this very special anniversary release, we turned to the prestigious Stoughton Printing Company for the album’s jacket. Their “Old Style” Tip-On Gatefold Single-Pocket Jacket™ is rich in style and detail, while the combination of a matte finish with high gloss spot UV coating allows the album’s beautiful “Flying Angel” painting (by Kaukonen’s then-wife Margareta) to leap off the cover like never before.
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Every LP is encased in a poly-lined sleeve and individually hand-numbered on the jacket by the manufacturer. Brookvale Records is proud to give new life to this great album, long considered an acoustic masterpiece from one of the world’s premier guitarists. On vinyl again for the first time in decades, Jorma Kaukonen’s Quah boasts evocative imagery and timeless authenticity from start to finish.
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For all the latest updates on this and all our vinyl releases, please be sure to LIKE Brookvale Records on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter and Instagram
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Guess Our RSD ’14 Release

Posted On February - 27 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

THE COUNTDOWN TO

RECORD STORE DAY IS ON!

 

(LITERALLY) 

CHECK OUT THE COUNTDOWN CLOCK IN THE SIDEBAR→

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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!

 

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If you haven’t already, please be sure to LIKE Brookvale Records on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter and Instagram!

 “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.

 

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kiss-kiss-debut-album/

 

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!

 

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CONTEST WINNERS!

Posted On January - 2 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

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WE HAVE OUR FACEBOOK CONTEST WINNERS!

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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.
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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.
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In a way… you’re all winners. But in a much more accurate way, Josh Dumford and Steve Armato are the winners!
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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!
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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!
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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!!!

Year-End Wrap-Up & 2014 Preview

Posted On December - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

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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,

 

Philip M.

New Media/Product Manager

Brookvale Records

 

 

 

 COMING SOON TO BROOKVALE RECORDS:

 

 

Quah

The 1974 album from Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame

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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.

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The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions

The 1971 “super session” LP from blues legend Howlin’ Wolf

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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 Bundle!

Posted On December - 20 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE…

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BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT, WE’RE PROUDLY OFFERING OUR FIRST-EVER

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DICK’S PICKS BUNDLE!

 

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KEEP THE FEEDBACK COMING… WE WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS!

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Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks Vol. 5

Posted On December - 14 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

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SHIPPING NOW!!!

 

5-LP SET ● 180 GRAM

LIMITED TO 1500 ● HAND-NUMBERED

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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.

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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.

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KEEP SCROLLING FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THIS INCREDIBLE NEW RELEASE…

INCLUDING:

  • TRACK LISTINGS

  • PHOTOS OF THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES INCLUDED IN PACKAGING

  • NEW COMMENTS FROM ENGINEER JEFFREY NORMAN ON VOL. 5

  • DETAILED SHIPPING INFORMATION

ORDER VOL. 5: 

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VOL. 3 AND VOL. 4 ARE AVAILABLE HERE IN VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES.

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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.

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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!-

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NEVER MISS ANOTHER DICK’S PICKS VINYL RELEASE!

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Grateful Dead Contest

Posted On December - 9 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

 

 

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

Posted On December - 9 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

 

 

 

LIFE OF AGONY CONTEST:

Attention Life of Agony fans! Love your brand new “River Runs Red” LPs? Prove it!

 

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/

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BROOKVALE RECORDS’ OFFICIAL

RSD BLACK FRIDAY RELEASE

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RED/BLACK BLOOD SWIRL VINYL

AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

 

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THE ONLY PLACE YOU’LL FIND THIS STUNNING COLOR

 IS RIGHT HERE… AND AT LOONEY TUNES CDs ON LONG ISLAND

 

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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

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LIFE OF AGONY – river runs red

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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.

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“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”
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  • 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

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SIDE A                  SIDE C
this time               bad seed
underground             my eyes
monday                  respect
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SIDE B                  SIDE D
through and through     method of groove
words and music         the stain remains
thursday                friday

 

 

PRE-ORDER NOW!!!

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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!

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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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SOLID BLUE
LIMITED EDITION OF 500
EACH INDIVIDUALLY HAND-NUMBERED
EUROPE ONLY
WHAT RECORDS (UK) IS THE EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR THIS COLOR.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT WHAT RECORDS' WEBPAGE FOR THIS ITEM.

 
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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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CLICK HERE TO FIND A PARTICIPATING INDEPENDENT STORE NEAR YOU

 

BE SURE TO LIKE BROOKVALE RECORDS ON FACEBOOK AND

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM!

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BACK IN STOCK

Posted On November - 1 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

EXCLUSIVE VINYL RELEASES BACK IN STOCK!

 

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.

 

These LPs are available in VERY LIMITED quantities… We have less than 20 copies each!

 

So stop reading this and go straight to our all-new online store to secure yours right now!!! Or if you’re in the New York area, come visit us at our retail location inside Looney Tunes CDs.

 

AVAILABLE NOW:

    
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Pyros TieDye 1          Pyros Blue 1

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YOU’VE SEEN THE PHOTOS…

NOW SEE THE VIDEO!

 

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE GORGEOUS NEW RECORDS

THROUGH THE MAGIC OF MOVING PICTURES!

THEN GET YOUR OWN AND TELL US WHAT YOU THINK.

POST A VIDEO RESPONSE & SHOW US WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT OUR NEW RELEASE.

AND DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL! 

 

 

 

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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

 

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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!!!

 

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EXCITING NEWS FOR ACE FREHLEY FANS…

ANOMALY HAS RETURNED

IN TWO AMAZING NEW COLORS!

 

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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!

 

Anomaly is available NOW for pre-order by clicking the ADD TO CART buttons below. All pre-orders are processed securely through PayPal, but you don’t need a PayPal account to order. PayPal also accepts all major credit cards.

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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

 

 

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All-New Online Store!

Posted On August - 14 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Hey Brookvale Records fans!

Brookvale Records BRW

Have you visited our online store lately?

 

If not, you should probably stop what you’re doing and visit it RIGHT NOW!

 

We’ve completely redesigned the store for your shopping pleasure. Take a look around and explore the many Brookvale Records exclusive vinyl releases, such as Dream Theater, John Frusciante, and of course the critically-acclaimed Dick’s Picks series.

 

It also features all the incredible artists we’ve proudly released on CD and Digital Download, like Grace Read and Hotel of the Laughing Tree.

 

Check it out now at http://brookvalerecords.com/store and get shopping!!!

 

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

 

We are on Instagram

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YES!  Please follow us on Instagram (@BrookvaleRecords) for special contests, behind the scenes goodness, product updates, and more … and make sure you tag us in your posts or use the hashtag #BrookvaleRecords , Thanks!

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What are we up to next??

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AS EXPECTED, DICK’S PICKS VOL. 1 AND VOL. 2 ARE NOW BOTH SOLD OUT.

GRAB DICK’S PICKS VOL. 3 AND VOL. 4 TODAY…

BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

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GUARANTEE YOUR COPY OF FUTURE BROOKVALE RECORDS

DICK’S PICKS RELEASES BY BECOMING A SUBSCRIBER!

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NEVER MISS ANOTHER DICK’S PICKS VINYL RELEASE!

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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.

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KEEP SCROLLING FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THESE INCREDIBLE NEW RELEASES… INCLUDING:

  • TRACK LISTINGS

  • DETAILED SHIPPING INFORMATION

  • PHOTOS OF THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES INCLUDED IN PACKAGING

  • INTERVIEW WITH ENGINEER JEFFREY NORMAN

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IF YOU ARE A CURRENT DICK’S PICKS SUBSCRIBER, YOU DO NOT NEED TO ORDER VOL. 3 & 4 — YOU ARE ALREADY IN OUR SYSTEM. ALL SUBSCRIBERS WILL GET A PAYPAL INVOICE THE WEEK BEFORE THEY SHIP. YOU WILL HAVE TWO (2) DAYS AFTER RECEIVING YOUR INVOICE TO COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE. AFTER PAYMENT IS RECEIVED, YOUR ORDER WILL SHIP. 

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We are very proud to announce that we will be releasing the Dream Theater album “Images & Words” on vinyl for the first time in the USA! We could not be happier with the it came out. The album was remastered just for vinyl with great care. We released the Dream Theater album “Metropolis PT2″ on vinyl in the fall of 2011 and that sold out right away. We expect this release to sell out even quicker! The release is 2 LP Set on 180gram vinyl for the highest fidelity.  We only made 2000 units. Each LP is hand numbered from 1 – 2000! This release is a joint venture with our friends at ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS. 

We are making 2000 pieces of this record. 1500 of them will be on BLACK VINYL. Those 1500 will be going out to stores across the world. 500 of them will be make special on a RED/GOLD SWIRL vinyl.  This pre order is for BLACK vinyl. This RED/GOLD Swirl is now already SOLD OUT.

PRE ORDER NOW!!

Artist - Dream Theater
Title - Images and Words
Configuration - 2 Lp Set – BLACK VINYL - 180 Gram
St Date - February 19th, 2013
Price - $59.99 (LESS THEN 10 LEFT AT $59.99 – was $29 selling of some we purchased ourselves from another store at full price – you may want to check amazon or somewhere else first ONLY FEW LEFT!)
Quantity Made - Only 2000
Pressing - Hand Numbered 1 – 2000

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RED/GOLD SWIRL IS NOW SOLD OUT!!!

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Artist - Porno for Pyros
Title - Porno for Pyros
Format - Vinyl Single LP 
USA Color - 1000 made for USA on Tie Dye Swirl Color Vinyl
UK Color - 1000 made for UK on Blue Color Vinyl

HEY IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA – head over to Looney Tunes in West Babylon NY. They have a few copies left!! 

We could not be happier about this release. We are releasing this album with our friends ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS. This will be an official 2013 Record Store Day release. There are two colors. One will be available in the USA (Tie Dye) and one will be available in Europe (Blue) we are making 1000 of each color. If we have extra after Record Store Day they will be available on this site starting Sunday April 21st. 

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Vinyl Shipping Boxes

Posted On March - 27 - 2013 1 COMMENT

We were so frustrated with the types of vinyl shipping boxes we were finding….so we created our own!! 

We have 3 styles of boxes

CLICK HERE TO ORDER!!! 

Two videos about our boxes

 

LP Vinyl Mailer Shipping Set: 25 sets = $56.25

SKU: brookvale_1

This vinyl mailer box has been custom manufactured to be one of the most secure ways to ship your vinyl records. The set consists of 2 pieces. The first hugs your vinyl with bumpers around it, to carefully protect the vinyl corners. The second piece covers the box to give it even more security.This set will hold 1 or 2 single LPS or one double LP set.

 

Deluxe LP Vinyl Mailer Shipping Set: 25 sets = $68.75

SKU: brookvale_2

This vinyl mailer box has been custom manufactured to be one of the most secure ways to ship your vinyl records. The set consists of 2 pieces. The first hugs your vinyl with large bumpers around it, to carefully protect the vinyl corners. The second piece covers the box to give it even more security. This box is made with thicker cardboard to give it extra protection.This set will hold 5 single LPS or one 12″ x 12″ LP box set.

Super LP Vinyl Mailer Shipping Set: 25 sets = $87.25

SKU: brookvale_3

This vinyl mailer box has been custom manufactured to be one of the most secure ways to ship your vinyl records. The set consists of 2 pieces. The first hugs your vinyl with large bumpers around it, to carefully protect the vinyl corners. The second piece covers the box to give it even more security. This box is made with thicker cardboard to give it extra protection.This set will hold 10 single LPS or two 12″ x 12″ LP box sets.

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Dear Brookvale Records Customers,

 

We here at Brookvale Records could not be happier to have you along with us on our journey as we breathe new life into the treasured Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks catalog, by giving them all a proper vinyl release.

 

With that being said we have some unfortunate news.  Due to a manufacturers delay, the street date for the next installment of our Dick’s Picks series (volumes 3 and 4) will be postponed until April 16th.  The product was originally scheduled for delivery this week, with orders shipping immediately seeing that the initial street date was Tuesday, March 19th.

 

Although this is not the greatest news to hear for those of us dying to sit down with our new Dead records, we can all breathe a little sigh of relief knowing that they will be here soon.  Product should be in our hands here at Brookvale by April 2nd with orders shipping immediately following their arrival.

 

Our manufacturer simply had to delay several important projects in order to meet the deadline demanded by that of our national holiday here in vinyl land known as Record Store Day! (April 20th this year for all of those wondering).  Brookvale Records is also proud to announce the release of Porno for Pyros self-titled album on VINYL this year as our contribution to the Record Store Day catalog for 2013.  Details will be made available soon at www.BrookvaleRecords.com

 

For most of us, this is a welcomed speed bump on the road to our next GRATE release.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your time and understanding. Please feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or concerns.  info@brookvalerecords.com

 

Artist- KEVIN DEVINE
Title – Circle Gets The Sqaure
Format- Vinyl LP
Price – $16.99

CLICK HERE TO GO TO ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS WEBSITE TO ORDER NOW!!!

Brookvale Records is proud to announce the release of Kevin Devine’s 2002 debut LP “Circle Gets the Square” on vinyl for THE VERY FIRST TIME! This release is a collaboration with Enjoy the Ride Records and Kevin himself. This album is very hard to find both digitally and on CD, so make sure to get a copy while they last. 

The pressing is limited to 750 total copies

250 on Maroon w/black smoke for Brookvale/ETR which will be available via the ETR webstore

All come with download code of the remastered audio as well.

OMG!!! We just got in the test pressings for Dicks Picks vol 3 and 4. I am SO SO SO happy we had Mr Jeffrey Norman master these from the original tapes. HOLY SH*T these sound like nothing I have heard before. WOW so so amazing!!! Pre Orders we promise to get up within the next week. I know we have been saying that but we had to wait for these!! I am going to try and see if we can post some sound clips from these. WOW I can not wait for you to hear these! If anyone is in the NY area – near West Babylon, come on down and check em out! What a way to start the new year!! Happy and Healthy everyone!!

PRESS RELEASE

Jeffrey Norman to work with Brookvale Records! Jeffrey talks about mastering Vol 3 and 4. 

Brookvale Records is proud to announce that we will be collaborating with mixing and mastering engineer, Jeffrey Norman. Brookvale Records will be releasing Dick’s Picks Series volume 3 and volume 4 this February on vinyl and Jeffrey will be doing the mastering for us. We would also like to announce that he will have access and will be using the ORIGINAL master tapes for this project. As we get more information we will let you know. Pre orders for these releases will go up next week. STAY TUNED!

For more information on Mr. Norman, you can click these links below:

http://www.mockingbirdmastering.com/

http://www.dead.net/features/interviews/mixing-and-mastering-dead-s-archives-jeffrey-norman

COMING SOON – FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!

Mr Norman talks about mastering vol 3 and 4.

“I was excited to get the chance to remaster the early Dick’s Picks’ releases for vinyl…they were originally mastered for CD in 1995-96, and I was looking forward to hearing the 1/4″ source tapes once again, 17 years later. What I didn’t expect was the dramatic improvement the new mastering gives to these classic releases. The original CD resolution is 44.1KHz/16bit (as is any released CD), while the mastering I am now doing for the vinyl releases is 96KHz/24bit. I’m now using a state-of-the-art analog to digital converter (Pacific Microsonics Model 2)….and I’ve probably gotten better at doing this over the years! I used the original CDs as a guide for the new mastering, but when listening to the CDs I feel like I’m listening in black and white, while the new mastering feels like I’m listening in color. It’s very exciting!

A few observations: the mixes for Dick’s Picks Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 couldn’t be more different. The Pembroke Pine show (Vol.3) is quite bass strong and powerful. The Fillmore East show (2/13-14/12) on the other hand is very bright and a little bass shy. Both represent the ears and interpretations of the mixers at the time (Betty Cantor Jackson at Pembroke Pines, and Bear at the Fillmore East), and both capture the quality and excitement of these shows. I did some equalization on both shows to enhance the presentation but kept true to what the original mixers intended. As typical of all Grateful Dead shows, both these two shows are very dynamic….there’s a wide range of volume from quiet to very loud. I tried to keep the dynamics intact, with very little limiting, using limiting mainly as protection against digital overs.

In choosing the songs for each side of vinyl, the goal was to be true to the flow of the show and keep the fidelity as high as possible. There is a physical limitation to the length of a vinyl side….if it gets too long there is a loss of bass and level. Ideally the sides would be no longer than 20 minutes, and for the most part that was accomplished. However there are a few sides that are longer than ideal, but because of the way the music lays out there was no way around a few longer lengths. Also because of those side length constraints, there are some songs that had to be split in two (i.e. Vol.4 Dark Star, The Other One, and Lovelight)…sorry, you’re going to have to flip the record to get the entire “good stuff”.

Considering that these tapes are 40 years old (in the case of Vol. 4, Fillmore East), they sound phenomenal! There are some issues on the original recording that can’t be fixed (i.e.. L/R movement side to side in Vol. 3 Eyes of the World), but that in no way takes away from this great music.”

VOLUME 3 TRACK LISTING
Show – Pembroke Pines, Florida 05/22/77
Set will be 4 LPS (Side 2 of the 4th LP will be blank)
Price will be $79.99
Release Date to be February 2013
Pre Orders will go up soon

 

VOLUME 4 TRACK LISTING
Show – Fillmore East 02/13-14/70 
Set will be 6 LPS (Side 2 of the 6th LP will be blank)
Price will be $109.99
Release Date to be February 2013
Pre Orders will go up soon

CHECK OUT THESE COOL IMAGES WHICH WE HOPE TO INCLUDE IN THE VOL 3 PACKAGING!! 

CHECK OUT THESE IMAGES FROM VOL 4 THAT WE HOPE TO INCORPORATE INTO THE PACKAGING!

 

 

 

 

 

Dick’s Picks Subscription

Posted On November - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

 

 

AS EXPECTED, DICK’S PICKS VOL. 1 AND VOL. 2 ARE NOW BOTH SOLD OUT.

GRAB DICK’S PICKS VOL. 3 AND VOL. 4 TODAY…

BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

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GUARANTEE YOUR COPY OF FUTURE BROOKVALE RECORDS

DICK’S PICKS RELEASES BY BECOMING A SUBSCRIBER BELOW!

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NEVER MISS ANOTHER DICK’S PICKS VINYL RELEASE!

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-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.

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-OUR NEXT HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RELEASE IS DICK’S PICKS VOL. 5, EXPECTED FALL 2013.

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WHAT YOU GET:

  • You decide which Volume starts your subscription  Vol. 3, Vol. 4, or Vol. 5
  • Guaranteed copy of each limited edition Dick’s Picks Vinyl Series release
  • A low number edition every time
  • Advance shipping on your order
  • Special discounts to other related product offers

 

HOW IT WORKS: 

  • Subscribe using the form below. You may also EMAIL US or call us at 631-587-7722
  • You will NEVER be charged anything for subscribing
  • When the next Volume is ready for release, you will receive an invoice via PayPal or email, depending on sign-up method
  • As soon as your payment clears, we ship your copy
  • After all subscriber copies have been shipped, we place all remaining units on sale to the general public via retail and online
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NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED ANYTHING FOR SUBSCRIBING. YOU ARE SIMPLY REQUESTING TO BE ADDED TO A LIST WHICH GUARANTEES YOU FIRST ACCESS TO EACH RELEASE. YOU MAY CANCEL AT ANY TIME. WHILE SUBSCRIBED, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO PURCHASE EACH VOLUME. IF YOU OPT OUT OF A VOLUME YOU WILL BE PLACED AT THE END OF THE LIST, AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL RECEIVE FUTURE VOLUMES.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL US OR CALL US AT 631-587-7722 

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A WORD FROM ENGINEER JEFFREY NORMAN

Brookvale Records is proud to announce our collaboration with

longtime Bay-Area engineer Jeffrey Norman.

 

 

MR. NORMAN ON MASTERING DICK’S PICKS VOL. 3 & 4 FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES:

 

“I was excited to get the chance to remaster the early Dick’s Picks’ releases for vinyl…they were originally mastered for CD in 1995-96, and I was looking forward to hearing the 1/4″ source tapes once again, 17 years later. What I didn’t expect was the dramatic improvement the new mastering gives to these classic releases. The original CD resolution is 44.1KHz/16bit (as is any released CD), while the mastering I am now doing for the vinyl releases is 96KHz/24bit. I’m now using a state-of-the-art analog to digital converter (Pacific Microsonics Model 2)….and I’ve probably gotten better at doing this over the years! I used the original CDs as a guide for the new mastering, but when listening to the CDs I feel like I’m listening in black and white, while the new mastering feels like I’m listening in color. It’s very exciting!

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A few observations: the mixes for Dick’s Picks Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 couldn’t be more different. The Pembroke Pines show (Vol. 3) is quite bass strong and powerful. The Fillmore East show (Vol. 4) on the other hand is very bright and a little bass shy. Both represent the ears and interpretations of the mixers at the time (Betty Cantor Jackson at Pembroke Pines, and Bear at the Fillmore East), and both capture the quality and excitement of these shows. I did some equalization on both shows to enhance the presentation but kept true to what the original mixers intended. As typical of all Grateful Dead shows, both these two shows are very dynamic….there’s a wide range of volume from quiet to very loud. I tried to keep the dynamics intact, with very little limiting, using limiting mainly as protection against digital overs.

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In choosing the songs for each side of vinyl, the goal was to be true to the flow of the show and keep the fidelity as high as possible. There is a physical limitation to the length of a vinyl side….if it gets too long there is a loss of bass and level. Ideally the sides would be no longer than 20 minutes, and for the most part that was accomplished. However there are a few sides that are longer than ideal, but because of the way the music lays out there was no way around a few longer lengths. Also because of those side length constraints, there are some songs that had to be split in two (i.e. Vol. 4 Dark Star, The Other Ones, and Lovelight)…sorry, you’re going to have to flip the record to get the entire ‘good stuff.’

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Considering these tapes are 40 years old (in the case of Vol. 4, Fillmore East), they sound phenomenal! There are some issues on the original recording that can’t be fixed (i.e.. L/R movement side to side in Vol. 3′s Eyes of the World), but that in no way takes away from this great music.”

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For more information on Jeffrey Norman:

http://www.mockingbirdmastering.com/

http://www.dead.net/features/interviews/mixing-and-mastering-dead-s-archives-jeffrey-norman

 

VOLUME 1 & 2 are now SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!  

Dear Friends,
Today I am very proud to announce that Brookvale Records will be releasing the entire Dick’s Picks Series on vinyl. We are working very closely with the Dead on every aspect of these releases. The Dead will be reviewing and approving all artwork, packaging, and mastering. We are honored to be working on this project.  Growing up my favorite bands were (and still are) The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead. To now own a record label and to be working with the Grateful Dead is truly a dream come true.  As a fan first, I realize that these vinyl releases must be handled professionally and meticulously put together. It is my responsibility to make sure these releases come to the fans in the very best packaging and sound possible.  It is with great pride we are today announcing the release of the beginning of this series with Vol 1 and Vol 2 coming out on November 20th, 2012.  Going forward we will continue the releases starting in early 2013 and hope to release at least one volume a month, if not more.  Details on Vol 1 and Vol 2 are below. We hope you enjoy these vinyl release as much as we do. They look and sound amazing!

Gratefully,
Karl Groeger Jr.
President Brookvale Records / Looney Tunes CD Store

PS – I have received a lot of questions about SOURCE, MASTERS and SIDE SPLITS. Please look at the bottom of this page and read my post from http://www.stevehoffman.tv/ addressing these issues. As always if you have any concerns or questions please reach out and email me HERE.

You can also find these titles as select Retail Store near you!! CLICK HERE for a list of stores that have ordered these.

PRE ORDER HERE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!
Release Date – Tuesday November 20th
Shipping Date – Friday November 16th
Please read below for shipping information.

 Artist - the Grateful Dead

Title – Dick’s Picks Vol  1
Format – 180 gram 4 LP Vinyl Box Set
Pressing – Limited to 2000 Copies, Hand Numbered 1 – 2000
Packaging – 12″ x 12″ Box Set, 4 LPs individually sleeved in deluxe poly lined sleeves, 180 gram

Artist – the Grateful Dead
Title – Dick’s Picks Vol  2
Format – 180 gram – 2 LP Gatefold
Pressing – Limited to 2000 Copies Hand Numbered 1 – 2000
Packaging – Gatefold with deluxe poly lined sleeves, 180 gram

TRACK LISTINGS:

A WORD ON TRACK LISTINGS. When manufacturing the Dick’s Picks for 180 gram vinyl we had some things to really consider. With the time limitations on vinyl sides we did our best to preserve the JAMS and make the vinyl flow as best as possible.  Vol 2 as you see has only 3 sides. We left side 4 blank to preserve the JAM on side 3. We will always preserve and keep any jams together where possible.

Dick’s Picks 1
Tampa, FL
12/19/73

Side 1
Here Comes Sunshine
Side 2
Big River
Mississippi Half Step
Side 3
Weather Report Suite
Big Railroad Blues
Side 4
Playing In The Band
Side Five
He’s Gone
Side 6
Truckin’
Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Side 7
Jam
The Other One
Jam
Side 8
Stella Blue
Around and Around

Dick’s Picks Vol 2
Columbus, OH
10/31/71

Side 1
Dark Star/Jam
Side 2
Sugar Magnolia
St. Stephen
Side 3
Not Fade Away
Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away
Side 4
(Intentionally left blank to preserve the jam on Side 3)

SHIPPING INFORMATION AND VIDEO

 POSTAGE METHOD  VOL 1 VOL 2 BOTH VOL 1 & VOL 2
 USA – Media Mail – Economy  $10.99  $9.99  $12.99
 USA – Priority  $22.99  $17.99 $26.99
 CANADA  $35.99  $18.99  $38.99
 Worldwide International Priority Air  $53.99  $45.99  $56.99

A word on shipping charges. These releases are VERY HEAVY and so is the box we ship them in. Vol 1 is 5 lbs, Vol 2 is 3lbs and both together packaged come to 6lbs. We will ONLY ship international with tracking information. That is why International is so expensive. We are not adding ANY money over what it costs to ship your item to you. The boxes and packaging we are using costs us $4. Canadian orders could not be shipped 1st class international due to the weight of the package, we have to ship priority international as its the cheapest way to ship a package of this size. Again YES these seem high, but it is just because of the box we are shipping in and the true cost to ship these out.


REVIEWS:
Paul Epstein

Owner – Twist & Shout
Denver, Colorado
www.TwistandShout.com

Dick’s Picks Volumes 1 and 2

It is hard to remember back to the birth of Dick’s Picks. It was a time before the internet had really   impacted music, and the series was an outlier of all things to come. The idea of archival and on-demand live music releases flowed from the fountainhead of Grateful Dead releases as supervised by the ultimate fan Dick Latvala. Looking back now one can see the Dead organization playing with various formats in order to hit upon the golden ticket to fan appreciation and financial reward.

Volume one comes from December 19,1973 a fertile and favorite year for band and fans alike. This release represents highlights of both sets but is not a complete show. This was an obvious way to go about it that would have worked for any fan base but The Grateful Dead’s. The release was greeted with some disappointment originally because it was incomplete, but with hindsight it hits all the marks of an important release. A largely un-circulated show, it boasts everything the band was doing well in 1973. Kicking off with Here Comes Sunshine it is clear from the get go that the band is in the mood to play. This song opens up into a breathtaking jam displaying the Dead’s much talked about “x-factor.” All the selections from the first set are top-notch, but the set closing Playing In The Band clocks in at over 20 minutes and ticks all the boxes of greatness. It is worth noting that having a song like this version of Playing In The Band stand alone on its own side of vinyl lends it a certain artistic logic and context that could be missing from a cd or tape. It allows one to appraise it as a stand-alone work of art. That ultimately is the greatest value of getting these releases on vinyl: the individual songs are given a certain weight, gravity and meaning when listened to as unique pieces of music as opposed to an entire show. It is essentially the power of editing. It is why the Dead’s first live offering Live Dead made such an impact on fans originally. The second set of this show is one long monster jam encompassing 6 songs and 2 sections of extended improvisation which again gain meaning in some ways from the ability to separate them from the entirety of the show (in other ways not so much). The standouts are a wide-ranging version of The Other One and the rarely played cover Nobody’s Fault But Mine.

Dick’s Picks Volume 2 sees another format change as Dick tried to create a single disc release that just presented one meaty chunk of what he would have called “primal Dead.” In many respects it succeeds wildly. Again choosing a lesser-known show, the release showcases just the heart of a second set from Halloween night 1971 in Columbus, Ohio. Side One is taken up by a long and exceptionally weird Dark Star, which again wins by being listened to alone. It conveys all sorts of moody shifts from scary to beautiful to deep and spacey. The remainder of the set is taken up by an early version of Sugar Magnolia and the kind of medley (Not Fadeaway>St. Stephen>Not Fadeaway) that made people Deadheads for life. The band twists and turns through a roaring jam and tons of heroic guitar leads by Garcia taking the audience on a wild cat and mouse trip through a psychedelic wormhole that ends up in a screaming, breathless finale.


Chris Schmidt
Music Reviewer
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I am lucky enough to be listening to Dick’s Picks 2 on vinyl this afternoon.  On vinyl you say?  Why yes, yes I am.  The good folks at Brookvale Records will be releasing both of these albums on Tuesday, November 20th at Looney Tunes CD’s here on Long Island and also at independent record stores around the country.  Both of these releases will be limited to 2000 copies, so you are going to want to look into this like yesterday because brother…they sound fantastic.

This is the shortest of the Dick’s Picks and it features a chunk of the second set from this show and it starts off with a stellar Dark Star > Jam.  Jerry just goes nuts on this one and leads the band into all kinds of tasty places.  I don’t always dig where Dark Star goes but this one is a favorite.  This seems  a little short at one cd (57:39) but on vinyl it spreads out over two lps. You can’t quibble with the set choices this night from a kickin’ Sugar Mag right on though GDTRFB and Not Fade Away.  It jams, it rocks and it is all kinds of sweet.

So how is the sound on vinyl?  They sound really good actually.  These were originally two track recordings so there are limits to how much can be done during remastering.  The spacing of the instruments is fine, but I find the vocals to be a bit too “out front” which can’t be helped based on the “warts and all” tapes.  Will it stop me from playing this one again…uh no it won’t.

DP #1 was never one of my favorites…it’s not bad rather it is a kind of weird place to have started the series.  I’ll start off by saying the sound is very good, perhaps a bit better than DP #2 which was pretty good to begin with.  This was recorded towards the end of 1973 kind of in the middle of the endless track to support Wake of the Flood.  This is a different Dead than you had only a year or so earlier.  PigPen is gone and the band is less bluesy and psychedelic and more jazzy sounding.  The 60′ are now clearly over and the 70′s are in full swing with the Dead morphing along with the times.

This set has some great moments in Here Comes Sunshine, a great jam during Playing in the Band and a wonderful He’s Gone.   What was great about the Dead is that they played a lot of these songs over their entire career and they had a different vibe in different eras.  Many of these songs would take on a whole new feel in a couple of years and its great to have such a wide selection to compare, contrast and enjoy.

I’m glad to see the Dick’s Picks series getting a vinyl release…now I want DP #8!!!

Go down to Looney Tunes or visit them online and grab yourself both of these fine additions to your Dead collection.


Steve Sandick
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Dick’s Pick Goes Back To The Future

For all you Dead Heads and vinyl junkies, Christmas will come a little early this year. Brookvale Records will be releasing the long overdue Grateful Dead “Dick’s Pick Vol. 1” & “Dick’s Pick Vol. 2” on 180-gram vinyl. The two releases will be ready on November 20, 2012, the Tuesday prior to this years’ Record Store Day Presents Black Friday.
Dick’s Pick is the creation of legendary Dead tape archivist Dick Latvala. Grateful Dead Records released 36 in all prior to his death. As of now, these shows were only available in CD format. Looney Tunes Record Store owner Karl Groeger and head of Brookvale Records had the insight to release these gems for the first time on vinyl.

Dick’s Pick Vol. 1 was recorded December 19, 1973 in Tampa Fl. The vinyl release will come as a 4 LP box set. Dick’s Pick Vol. 2, recorded on Halloween night in 1971, in Columbus, Ohio, will be released as a double LP gatefold package. Now this all sounds fine and well, but my concerns are considering the original source. Would the sound on vinyl be better than the CD predecessor?  The LPs were taken from the CD masters. After being presented with the test pressings of D.P.1 & 2, I immediately went home and played Dick’s Pick 2, side 2 starting with “Sugar Magnolia”, “St. Stephen” and “Not Fade Away” (always one of my favorites). After a careful listening, I was amazed at how clean and rich the old recordings had sounded on record. I had to be sure.  So, I did the old A- B roll test.  I got out the CD’s; I threw on a pair of headphones and started the record and CD at the same time switching from CD to vinyl. I was truly amazed on the sonic upgrade the vinyl had over the CDs from the same source. Proving once again another nail in the coffin for the CD.

Each set is hand numbered strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide. So, if you’re planning on purchasing these albums do NOT hesitate. I predict by Record Store Day they will be gone forever.


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Morning All,

My name is Karl Groeger and I am the owner of Brookvale Records and Looney Tunes. I am the one putting out the Dick’s Picks series on vinyl.

We have been working very closely with The Dead on these releases and I welcome your questions and concerns.

As a fan first, I knew there would be challenges going into this project and I think we are doing an amazing job with them. I would like to address 2 concerns I see brought up here. Sound source and side splits. Of course these are critical.

While we want of course the source tapes to every show, we are at the mercy of The Dead for masters for both ART and MUSIC. For the first shows the Dead simply does not have the original masters for them. We had no choice except to go from the CD.  My first reaction was, thats impossible, how do they not have the masters? Well after about 6 months of searching they just do not have them.  It looks like though for future releases they have about 90% of the masters on all the volumes.

OK so we don’t have the masters. Can we go from the CD? How is that going to sound? Well they sound great! (Check out the reviews on brookvalerecords.com).

We had a choice to use anyone we wanted to master this vinyl from the CD. We were suggested to use Rainbo pressing. I decided not to.  I have been a HUGE face of both RTI and GOTTA GROOVE RECORDS. I think both plants have been making some great QUIET records. After about another 6 months of discussions, we choose Gotta Groove to re master and manufacture the vinyl on 1 and 2. And I could not be happier. Although YES the CD is not ideal to go with. BUT I think it came out EXCELLENT! Or I would not put my name on it. I have actually made LPS from masters on another project that did not sound half as good as these dead records do. I hope you will enjoy them.

SIDE SPLITS. Yes this is going to be another challenge for sure. With vol 2 you notice that it is a 3 sided record???? WHY ??? I decided to not make a side 4 because I could keep the JAM going on side 3. Where ever possible I will also keep the jam and do our very best with track listings and side splits. It will be a challenge YES. BUT I DO NOT THINK that its a reason NOT to do these.

I love vinyl. I think it is the perfect way to listen to The Dead.

I welcome your comments. (crap…ha ha).

Thank you for your time guys I hope this addresses some concerns.

Best,
Karl

Brookvale Records as you know put out this amazing record on vinyl. We had the pleasure of having Mike Portnoy here for an Adrenaline Mob instore. While he was here he autographed a few copies of this record for us. What you are purchasing here is one of the autographed copies!!! There are only 3000 vinyl pressed for this record. About 10 were autographed. Each one is hand numbered on the back. 180 gram double album! 

ARTIST: Dream Theater
TITLE: Metropolis PT 2:Scenes from a Memory
FORMAT: VINYL
VERSION: 2 LP Set – Gate-fold Sleeve – 180 gram – Autographed by Mike Portnoy
PRICE: $99.99
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PICTURE OF THE GATE-FOLD INSIDE PANEL!


 

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