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.