This Just In: Turning

While I try hard not to feature any non-vinyl titles besides the occasional cassette, I’m making an exception for the new Antony & The Johnsons DVD/CD release, Turning. Seems like people either completely love Antony’s music, or they find it totally unlistenable – I’ve yet to meet anyone who thinks it’s “just OK.” While this new release, a concert documentary of sorts, isn’t going to convert non-believers, it’s a strong reinforcement for die-hards of just how moving this music is. Combined with visuals from Charles Atlas and portraits referencing feminine identity, if Antony’s work didn’t make you cry before, it will now. You might want to watch/listen alone for the first time, just in case…

Antony & The Johnsons – Turning CD+DVD
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“TURNING – A concert film documentary captured during the critically acclaimed tour of Europe by Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas during the fall of 2006, it explores the heart and experience of that series of performances. Through it’s synthesis of Antony’s songs and unfurling video portraiture of the 13 beauties who performed on stage, TURNING creates an intimate and cinematic experience exploring themes of identity, transcendence and the revelation of essence.

Also included in the deluxe package is the full TURNING concert recorded live at The Barbican, London, Nov. 2006 and contains songs across the first three Antony and the Johnsons’ full length albums along with bonus tracks never before released songs – “Whose are These” and “Tears Tears Tears”. The classic lineup of Antony, Maxim Moston, Rob Moose, Julia Kent, Parker Kindred, Jeff Langston and Thomas Bartlett can be heard on these recordings as Charles Atlas’ projected portraits of the girls light up the stage from behind the band for the duration of the concert.

‘I would qualify TURNING as the most significant work of my career. We spent 7 years producing the film and have spent another year and a half showing the film at select festivals. In the last 6 years especially, the presence and recognition and embrace of transgendered people and the feminist cause has risen monumentally in popular culture around the world. I am so proud that we planted one of the seeds that would come to this fruition with our tour of TURNING in 2006, traveling with 13 women, many of whom were transsexual, and presenting a radiant exploration of identify and spiritual aesthetics. We shared our most private vision of modern feminine beauty with the world, bringing it from the late night stages of NYC to highly regarded theaters in Europe.'” -Secretly Canadian

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Running, (re)turning – new releases, reissues & restocks…
2Pac – All Eyez On Me 4LP
A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory 2LP
Air – Moon Safari LP
Aislers Set – How I Learned To Write Backwards LP
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls LP
Allman Brothers Band – Brothers & Sisters LP*
Alt-J – This Is All Yours 2LP
Arca – Xen LP*
Bedhead – Beheaded LP*; Transaction De Novo LP*; WhatFunLifeWas LP*
Big Star – #1 Record LP
Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was The Golden Age 2LP
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago LP
Can – Unlimited Edition 2LP*
Cannonball Adderley – Sextet In New York LP*
Caribou – Our Love LP
Celestial Shore – Enter Ghost LP*
Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm LP+CD
Codeine – Frigid Stars 2LP+CD
Cold War Kids – Hold My Home LP
Coldplay – Ghost Stories LP
Contact – First Contact LP*
Cult Of Youth – Final Days LP*
David Bowie – Narrates Prokofiev’s Peter & The Wolf LP*
Deafheaven – Sunbather 2LP
Deftones – White Pony 2LP
Disclosure – Settle 2LP
Dream Police – Hypnotized LP*
Earth – Primitive & Deadly 2LP
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 With Ginger Baker – Live! LP
FF – Lord LP*
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP
Flipper – Love LP
Flume – Flume LP
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways LP*, CD*
Frontier Ruckus – Sitcom Afterlife LP*
Gang Starr – Hard To Earn 2LP*
Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire LP
Grateful Dead – American Beauty LP; Workingman’s Dead LP
Gregory Isaacs – Cool Ruler LP*
GYBE – Don’t Bend! Ascend! LP
Hail Mary Mallon – Beastiary Picture Disc LP*
High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis 2LP
Homeshake – In The Shower LP*
Hookworms – The Hum LP*
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic 2LP*
Iggy Pop – Soldier LP*
Jay-Z – The Black Album 2LP
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Album LP
Joy Division – Closer LP
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3LP
LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening 2LP
Love & Rockets – Express LP*
Madlib – Shades Of Blue LP
Manu Chao – Clandestino 2LP+CD
Mark McGuire – Noctilucence EP 12″*
Mazes – Wooden Aquarium LP*
Medicine – Home Everywhere LP*
Minus The Bear – Planet Of Ice 2LP
Mirah – Changing Light LP
Misfits – Static Age LP
Nick Drake – Bryter Later LP
Outkast – Aquemini 3LP
Peter Tosh – Legalize It LP
Phoenix – Bankrupt! LP
Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You LP
Pink Floyd – Endless River 2LP*, CD*
Portishead – Dummy LP
Prince – Sound & Vision CD+DVD
Rolling Stones – S/T LP
Serengeti – Kenny Dennis III 2LP*
Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream 2LP
Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle LP
Stan Getz – Quartets LP*
Swingin’ Utters – Fistful Of Hollow LP*
Tame Impala – Lonerism 2LP
Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair LP*
The Juan Maclean – In A Dream 2LP
The Sensational Saints – You Won’t Believe It LP
This Will Destroy You – Another Language 2LP
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones LP
Tycho – Awake LP
United Nations – The Next Four Years LP
Various – Hohokum OST LP*
Xeno & Oaklander – Par Avion LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue