Spandau Ballet’s new red double vinyl to include Simon & Garfunkel cover

A year since the ‘coral-coloured’ edition of Spandau Ballet’s Parade, we have news of a forthcoming vinyl compilation from the group, 40 Years. This new Best Of set will include a previously-unheard version of the Simon & Garfunkel classic ‘The Boxer’ and has 19 tracks across a double, ruby-coloured vinyl. Ruby as in the 40th anniversary of the group, of course. There’ll be an accompanying … Continue reading Spandau Ballet’s new red double vinyl to include Simon & Garfunkel cover

John & Ringo – Voiceover Pals

Back in July, when it was Ringo Starr’s birthday, we got a great response when we posted the original TV ad for easily the campest Ringo album of all time, Goodnight Vienna, to the Long Live Vinyl facebook. John Lennon helped Ringo out by doing the voice-over for that one. So, as part of our ongoing celebrations of Lennon’s 80th birthday, we thought we’d go one stage further and post the ad where Ringo returned the favour, for John’s Walls & Bridges LP… Continue reading John & Ringo – Voiceover Pals

How do you spend £29,105.58 on just 10 records?

So, how do you spend almost £30k on just 10 records? Simple, buy the 10 most expensive records sold on Discogs in August. And, if you did, as well as having one of the smallest and most expensive record collections in the world, you’d also have one of the most varied. Discogs’ ten highest hitters this month is a mixed back to say the least. … Continue reading How do you spend £29,105.58 on just 10 records?

Yazmin Lacey on Blue Note Re:imagined

Yazmin Lacey’s I’ll Never Stop Loving You is the latest 7″ vinyl from Blue Note Records, ahead of the label’s Re:imagined compilation, slated for 25 September. The 7″ is out now, and the compilation will be pressed on, of course, blue vinyl. Full tracklisting (and track-by-track provenance) after the album art. Shop Blue Note Re:imaged on Amazon. Jorja Smith “Rose Rouge” – from St Germain’s … Continue reading Yazmin Lacey on Blue Note Re:imagined

Coil – Musick to Play in the Dark

Coil’s most celebrated and hallucinatory creation, Musick To Play In The Dark is set to be reissued for the first time in over 20 years, on double (purple and black) vinyl editions with the complete, unedited versions of each song and an exclusive “D-side” vinyl art etching. Out 27 November on Dais Records. Housed in a sturdy matte jacket with embossed lettering and spot-gloss design … Continue reading Coil – Musick to Play in the Dark

Bob Dylan covered by ANOHNI for new 7″

Following up yesterday’s announcement of ANOHNI’s Secretly Canadian 7″, out 02 October, here she talks us through how and why she chose to cover Bob Dylan’s It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue for the A-side: “I recorded It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue with Kevin Barker one afternoon a few years ago. I listened to it recently and it reminded me of Now, a nausea … Continue reading Bob Dylan covered by ANOHNI for new 7″

ANOHNI covers Nina Simone for Secretly Canadian 7″

ANOHNI has today shared two new songs: versions of ‘It’s All over Now, Baby Blue’ by Bob Dylan and ‘Be My Husband’ by Nina Simone. The songs are available now, digitally, with a 7” following on 2nd October via Secretly Canadian. And she’s explained the background to this bewitching recording to Long Live Vinyl… “I saw Nina Simone perform at Carnegie Hall in 1991 while … Continue reading ANOHNI covers Nina Simone for Secretly Canadian 7″

Joy Division's Closer to be reissued for 40th anniversary

Joy Division have announced the re-release of sophomore album Closer on 17 July to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the LP. Joy Division will be re-releasing a 40th anniversary edition of their sophomore album Closer, on 17 July 2020. The release follows last year’s reissue of the ground-breaking debut album Unknown Pleasures, and will be pressed on clear vinyl. As well as the LP release, non-album singles Transmission, … Continue reading Joy Division's Closer to be reissued for 40th anniversary

#LoveRecordStores to support independent stores

The music community are encouraging customers to buy vinyl online from independent shops during the pandemic as part of the #LoveRecordStores campaign. The music community, with support from Record Store Day, are campaigning to keep independent record stores alive during the current pandemic with a new initiative: #LoveRecordStores. Independent record shops have long been under threat from music streaming services and chain stores, but pandemic lockdown … Continue reading #LoveRecordStores to support independent stores

The National High Violet

The National announce 10th anniversary edition of 'High Violet'

The 3-LP package contains several new-to-vinyl tracks… The National have announced they will be releasing a 10-year anniversary expanded edition of their 2010 album High Violet, on June 19. Originally released May 11, 2010, the critically acclaimed fifth studio album features the now-classic songs Terrible Love, Bloodbuzz Ohio, England and the perennial show closer Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks.  In addition to the 10 original tracks, the triple LP package includes a … Continue reading The National announce 10th anniversary edition of 'High Violet'