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Rhino Records Announces “30” Exclusive Vinyl For Record Store Day 2018

I’m continuing to share the scoop about the upcoming Record Store Day coolness as I learn about them because a lot of our readers are avid collectors of them and we aim to please here at the Media Command HQ. It was only a couple of weeks ago that I outlined the exclusives for UMe on THIS POST and now its time to see what our friends at Rhino Records will be offering up. There is a whole variety of stuff here and we’ve shared them all for good measure. Let’s go.

The Press Release:
Rhino, the catalog division of Warner Music Group, is announcing its most ambitious collection of vinyl to date for Record Store Day 2018 with a wide variety of titles from WMG’s labels including Atlantic, Elektra, Parlophone, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, and 679 Recordings. This year’s not-to-miss list includes 30 limited edition 12-inch, 10-inch, and 7-inch vinyl releases from the world’s most respected and celebrated artists. Some highlights include Led Zeppelin’s first-ever Record Store Day release and Cheech And Chong’s marijuana-shaped picture disc, complete with a scratch n’ sniff sticker to name a few! Full details on all titles are listed below. All releases will be available exclusively at select independent music retailers on April 21, 2018. For a list of participating stores, please visit the RSD website linked at the close.

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Air “Sexy Boy”

AIR – Sexy Boy – 12-inch picture disc; Limited edition of 6,000 copies, $21.98

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Cheech and Chong “Up In Smoke”

Cheech & Chong – Up In Smoke (40th Anniversary Edition) – 7-inch, scratch and sniff , marijuana- shaped picture disc, Limited edition, $17.98

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David Bowie “Bowie Now”

David Bowie – Bowie Now – 12-inch white vinyl; Limited edition, $21.98
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Fathom Events Presents “The Grateful Dead Movie” For One Night Only On 4/20

The fine folks at Fathom Events are at it again with something special and their one night only showing of the 1977 classic “The Grateful Dead Movie”. The film will be 40 years old later this year and you can learn more about this event down below. I’ve even got the promotional trailer for you to make sure all the bases are covered. Check it out.

The Press Release:
On 4/20, meet up with friends and fellow Dead Heads in cinemas nationwide for a Grateful gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Grateful Dead documentary, The Grateful Dead Movie. Co-directed by Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast, this concert film features live performances from the October 1974 5-night run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland held during the band’s so-called “retirement” prior to taking a two-year sabbatical. Performances include “U.S. Blues,” “One More Saturday Night,” “Casey Jones,” “Playing in the Band” and “Sugar Magnolia,” among other Dead classics. Before the show, audiences will get exclusive access to a special mini-documentary featuring fans reminiscing about the most famous Grateful Dead show of all time, which took place 40 years ago, on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall at Cornell University.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve never seen the film as a whole, I am pretty sure that I have seen clips from this in various documentaries that have aired over the years. In 1977 I was only getting myself into my heavier music like KISS and whatever else was loud on WNEW radio station. I have to see if I am free to attend this movie on 4/20 since April is proving to be a very busy month for me but I wonder what you readers think about this one. Maybe I will try to get a contest going as well since I have done some of these for Fathom Events over the last few months. Those who don’t want to miss out on a ticket for this can check out THIS LINK to get a spot straight away.

Follow the activities of the members of the Grateful Dead care of their official link below and learn about the film via its Wikipedia entry. I’ve also embedded a link to the Blu-ray on Amazon.com

Official Website: http://www.dead.net
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grateful_Dead_Movie

Live Dead ’69 Announces Spring 2017 Tour

My apologies for not being on point with this one when it was first announced a few short weeks ago but thanks to the efforts of a favorite promotion team, I am in the aware and now…..so are you readers 😊 Check out this scoop on a brand-new all-star Grateful Dead experience. I’ll return with some thoughts at the close. Here we go.

The Press Release:
LIVE DEAD ‘69 has announced inaugural headline concert dates in the Unites States, following their return from a triumphant debut tour in the United Kingdom earlier this month.

Comprised of: Tom Constanten, original Grateful Dead pianist who played all the keyboards on the “Live Dead” recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first ambitious/ experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa,” and tours.

Mark Karan, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones.

Slick Aguilar who played lead guitar in Jefferson Starship & KBC for 26 years and with David Crosby Band before that.

Tony ‘EngLESH’ Morley, Jefferson Starship bassist … and Pete Lavazzoli, drummer with JGB … have joined for spring headline dates.
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“Fare Thee Well” [Blu-ray/CD] by The Grateful Dead

Artist: Grateful Dead
Title: “Fare Thee Well”
Label: Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 11/20/2015
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4/5

Back in the Summer of 2015, the surviving members of The Grateful Dead, meaning Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreautzmann, were joined together in music with long time keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, Bruce Hornsby and Trey Anastasio for a series of shows under the “Fare Thee Well” banner. These shows would be celebrating the milestone 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead and also would be the last time that the name would be used for concerts and recording. There would be a total of five concerts with two being in California, while the remaining and final three would happen at Chicago’s Soldier Field and this Blu-ray/CD set delivers the full final performance of The Grateful Dead. Over the course of my life I didn’t initially enjoy what The Dead was all about but this was because a lot of my friends who did like them would always tell me that what I listened to sucked. My appreciation of Hard Rock and the burgeoning Metal sound found me alienating what the Dead offered up purely by association to those memories. I admit this to you readers because that was a long time ago and since that time I have learned to appreciate a whole lot of Grateful Dead music but mostly by way of the “greatest hits” that every single other casual fan might know. The concert is a long one and something like 180 minutes/three hours long and each set is delivered on separate discs. Let’s go over the first set.
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“30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story” by Grateful Dead

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Amazon.com says “30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story features one unreleased live song from each year of the band’s career plus one special re-released track from the band’s earliest recordings, under the name The Emergency Crew. Every year from 1965 1995 is represented. Also featured is an essay by Dead aficionado Jesse Jarnow dissecting every track in the collection. “. It comes care of Rhino Records.