RECORD CRACK: Willie Nelson’s “Teatro” gets a vinyl reissue for Record Store Day

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Willie Nelson has released tons of records in his career, and that’s not a lie. Deep fans can name a year and tell you what he released and when. For the sake of this article, let’s go to 1998 and some fans will say “that’s the year he released Teatro, the album he did with producer Daniel Lanois in Oxnard, California”. Those fans would be correct and those fans also know the album was only released on compact disc via Island. Next month, through Light In The Attic, Teatro is getting its first ever vinyl pressing, this one as a 2-record set pressed on “gold” vinyl with a deluxe cover and booklet. One of the bad things about album releases in the 1990’s is labels did deluxe things for the CD pressing while vinyl was primarily ignored. Now, it’s a chance to fix the error. Head to your favorite record shindigs on April 18th and pick up a copy while you can and by all means, play the record too. I know there’s a generation of record buyers who merely buy it to hoard and collect but open the cellophane and pop the record on.

VIDEO: J. Cole’s “G.O.M.D.”


As J. Cole begins his Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 1:Hometown shows, he released a new video for “G.O.M.D.” Meanwhile, the tour dates are just the first of three legs of the tour, this is the first batch:

March 23… New Orleans, LA (House Of Blues)
March 24… Baton Rouge, LA (The Varsity)
March 25… Mobile, AL (Soul Kitchen)
March 28… Tallahassee, FL (Coliseum)
March 29… Birmingham, AL (Iron City)
March 31… Columbus, OH (LC Pavilion)
April 1… Nashville, TN (Marathon Music Works)
April 3… Richmond, VA (The National)
April 4… Rochester, NY (Waterstreet Music Hall)
April 7… Providence, RI (Lupos)

VIDEO: Jan Hellriegel’s “For The Love Of Glory”


Released last week, “For The Love Of Glory” is a nice pop song by singer/songwriter Jan Hellriegel, who is taken part in a series of songs in what she calls the “year of the co-writes”, meaning all songs written are being co-written with others. This one was done with Martin Brown, who created the “lyrical imagery” of the song. I really like the video, as it is taken from an old super 8mm film done sometime in 1970. More music is on the way from this Auckland, New Zealand artist so follow her path.