This Just In: Box Sets & Big Bands

This week we’ve got good things in small packages and bands that make big sounds. Also, a long list of new additions, new editions and restocks of essentials.

Velvet Underground – Singles 1966-69 7×7” Box Set:
“Features exact reproductions of Velvet Underground singles, two of them with their original picture sleeves. The singles are packaged in a distinctively designed box, along with rare vintage photos and new liner notes by Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke. The seven singles included in The Velvet Underground Singles 1966–69 comprise the four Velvets singles originally released in the U.S. on the Verve and MGM labels, plus an additional pair of singles that were prepared for release but never made it to the marketplace and a special radio-only promotional single. The singles feature alternate mono versions that differ in significant ways from the songs’ better-known stereo album versions. For instance, the band’s 1966 debut single ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ appears here in a special mono edit that amplifies the song’s melodic beauty and sonic tension, and a mono mix of their sophomore single “Sunday Morning” emphasizes the song’s haunting quality. Meanwhile, the mono single version of ‘White Light/White Heat’ exemplifies the vintage Velvets’ stark, distortion-laden fury, while a mono edit of ‘What Goes On’ accentuates that song’s inherent pop jangle. By presenting the Velvets as a singles band, The Velvet Underground Singles 1966–69 shows, in David Fricke’s words, ‘rock history the way it should have been: the Velvet Underground as the New York Beatles, guaranteed to blow up your radio and your mind.'” -Sundazed

Gorillaz – Singles Collection 2001-2011 8×7” Box Set:
10 years of Gorillaz singles in a limited edition 8×7″ box set with a double-sided fold out poster. All the 7”s are individually packed in picture cardboard sleeves with artwork from the original single release on each of the sides. Also includes non-album tracks + 2 remixes. Wait for it… A1. Clint Eastwood A2. Clint Eastwood (Ed Case & Sweetie Irie Refix); B1. 19-2000 B2. 19-2000 (Soulchild Remix); C1. Tomorrow Comes Today C2. Rock The House; D1. Feel Good Inc D2. DARE; E1. Dirty Harry E2. Kids With Guns; F1. El Manana F2. Stylo; G1. Superfast Jellyfish G2. On Melancholy Hill; H1. Rhinestone Eyes H2. Doncamatic.

Ancient Heat – Oh… You Bad 12″:
First vinyl release from Portland, OR future-disco 9-piece Ancient Heat. Their mission: keep it nasty, keep it deep and always satisfy. Whet your appetite (and dance party) with synths, horns, skip-beats and sexy vocals on this limited-edition, hand-screened EP. Side A : Oh…You Bad//Oh…You Bad (Hydroplane Remix), Side AA : Slap & Gallop//Oh…You Bad (Daddy Warbuxxx Crunkpocalypse Remix).

Also just in (take a deep breath)…
April March – Sometimes When I Stretch LP
Beach Boys – SMiLE Sessions 2 LP
Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 2LP+7
Beth Orton – Trailer Park 180g LP
Birthday Party – Prayers On Fire 180g LP; Junkyard 180g LP; Hee-Haw 180g LP
Black Belles – Black Belles 180g LP
Black Keys – “The Moan” / “Have Love Will Travel” 7” (Teal Vinyl)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Dandelion Gum (Deluxe Picture Disc)
Blowfly – Blowfly On TV LP
Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain LP
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Doc At The Radar Station LP; Ice Cream For Crow LP
Cocteau Twins – Garlands 180g LP; Treasure 180g LP
Cut Copy – “Need You Now” (Architecture In Helsinki Version) 7”
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
Das Racist – Relax LP
Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity 180g LP; Reveille 180g LP (Light Blue Vinyl)
Echo & The Bunnymen – Porcupine LP
Edith Piaf – La Vie En Rose LP
Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots LP
Flat Duo Jets – Go Go Harlem Baby LP
Fu Manchu – Covers LP (fan-club issue)
GG Allin – Kill Them All 10”
Herbie Hancock – Blow-Up 180g LP
Iggy Pop – Success (Live) 7” EP; Iggy Pop & The Stooges – I’m Sick Of You 7” EP
John and Tom (John C. Reilly & Tom Brosseau) – Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar 7”
Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” / “Transmission” (Alternate Versions) 7”
Kool Keith – Sex Style 2 LP
Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose 180g LP
Madlib – Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note 2LP
Mayer Hawthorne – The Walk 12”
Operation Ivy – Unity: The Complete Collection LP
Panda Bear – Tomboy 180g 4LP Box Set
Portishead – Dummy 180g LP; PNYC 2LP
Prince – “Controversy” (Peter Black Mix) 12”
Pulp – Different Class 180g LP
Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik 2LP
Reggie Watts – Third Man Live 12-02-2010 LP
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson Picture Disc
Spacemen 3 – Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To 2LP
Ted Leo – Third Man Live 05-10-2011 LP
Throbbing Gristle – Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits LP
Trans Am – Futureworld LP
Undertones – Undertones LP (White Vinyl)
Various – Mad Decent Vol. 1 2LP+CD
Various – 50 Years Of Bluegrass Hits Vol. 4 2LP
Various – Mississippi Blues 1927-1941 LP
Various Artists – Battle Of Rat Fink Hill LP
Various Artists – Rave On Buddy Holly 2LP
Velvet Underground & Nico – Velvet Underground & Nico LP
White Stripes – De Stijl 180g LP; Hello Operator 7”; Lord, Send Me An Angel 7”; The Big Three Killed My Baby 7”; White Stripes 180g LP