If you’re in the UK, there’s still plenty of time to get your order delivered in time for Christmas. This week we look at what to buy for collectors of genuine Autographs, Japanese Pressings and for the very deep pockets, pieces that we feel are worthy of investment long term.
Originally published on FACT The one-of-a-kind album-art piece ended up with a “private American collector.” Wu-Tang Clan have sold Once Upon A Time in Shaolin to a “private American collector” for a price “in the millions.” The buyer will receive the album, described as “a retrospective soundscape that threads 31 […read more…]
CD I LP: A few days after George Harrison passed away in 2001, Yim Yames [aka Jim James of My Morning Jacket fame] was moved to record this six-song EP of Harrison covers. Paying tribute to a man that he never met, but with whom he felt a special connection, Yim Yames [aka Jim James from My Morning Jacket]'s 'Tribute To' album mourns the loss of a legendary spirit while celebrating his enduring influence. Yames performs beautiful renditions of four cuts from George Harrison's classic 'All Things Must Pass' album, as well as two of the Beatles' tunes that he penned. These six tracks have a raw, minimalist feel, featuring little more than Yames' vocals and acoustic guitar. With all the space, the room in which the tracks were recorded truly serves as another instrument in the mix, creating an ethereal aura for a backdrop. From his warm, multi-layered vocals on opening track 'Long Long Long' to his near-whisper at the end of album closer 'All Things Must Pass', Yames sings in a fittingly intimate manner. In the album's liner notes, he refers to Harrison as "a prime example of the healing power of music". These words apply just as much to this release. As the final chords on 'Tribute To' ring out, one can't help but feel a deep, satisfying sense of catharsis.
Paul Weller has unveiled a brand new track, Aspects, celebrating the artists 60th birthday. The track is taken from Weller’s forthcoming 14th studio album, True Meaning, which is due for release later this year. “I don’t know if it’s indicative of the album, but it’s certainly the cornerstone to the record for me’” […read more…]