Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set (7LP) plus another amazing vinyl

By , May 19, 2010 8:03 am

Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set (7LP)

7 x 10 inch vinyl box set, all 120 gram coloured vinyl; Individually numbered and limited to 500 box sets; Includes MP3 digital download of the album.

Produced by John McEntire (Tortoise & The Sea and Cake), the album features BSS alumni: Leslie Feist, Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric, Jason Collett, Ohad Benchetrit of Do Make Say Think and Years, John Crossingham, Marty Kinack, Leon Kingstone and Julie Penner.

Uniquely, the song Sentime

Rating: (out of 7 reviews)

List Price: $ 118.98

Price: $ 113.03

Valleys Of Neptune (2 LP Vinyl)

  • 2010 Experience Hendrix

This brand-new, completely unreleased studio album features 12 previously unreleased studio recordings totalling over 60 minutes of unheard Jimi Hendrix. Ten of these recordings were made between February and May, 1969, as the Jimi Hendrix Experience set out to create the sequel to their groundbreaking 1968 double-album Electric Ladyland. The album features “Valleys Of Neptune,” one of the most sought after of all of Hendrix’s commercially unavailable recordings, and includes exciting 1969

Rating: (out of 8 reviews)

List Price: $ 24.98

Price: $ 16.72

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10 Responses to “Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set (7LP) plus another amazing vinyl”

  1. Dr. Rock says:

    Another record, reviewed by Dr. Rock – Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set (7LP)
    I’m very critical when it comes to modern indie rock. I feel like a lot of bands like to slip by on fads, cookie cutter copies and cornball music that is very for-the-moment (basically, music we’ll look back on and laugh at). Broken Social Scene is not one of those bands. Everything I’ve heard them put out has been fresh yet classic sounding. Aside from a few creative decisions made here and there, I’d say this album is a good example of music that was made to last.

    Track by track:

    “World Sick” – The first song I heard from this album, thanks to the people at stereogum. This brought back the classic sound that I felt was missing from the last two “Broken Social Scene Presents…” albums. (I know a lot of people will disagree with me here, but I much prefer the collective band releases over the Kevin Drew/Brendan Canning semi-solo affairs.) Anyway, this song is the perfect introduction to an epic album. (10/10)

    “Chase Scene” – I still don’t know if I’m completely sold on this song. The synths and drumming pattern is very current and fits in nicely with the popular indie trends but that is also the problem. It might sound good to some this year but who knows what we’ll think in 2011. (5/10)

    “Texico Bitches” – Probably the best song title on the album – a toe-tapper with a great hook. The vocals, instrumentation, and the Yoshimi-style yelps in the background make this an instantly likable track with a few twists and turns. (9/10)

    “Forced to Love” – The verse is pretty typical BSS (which is a good thing), then the chorus explodes as they tend to do on most of the songs this band puts out. Overall, a catchy song but there’s definitely better stuff to be heard on the album. (7/10)

    “All to All” – This is the first song on the album where the girls come out to sing. The ethereal, swelling harmonies are a perfect accent to the chorus. The song chugs along at a good pace and the vocals become catchier as it goes. The strings add a perfect layer. My favorite part is the end of the song where it’s practically A capella. (9/10)

    “Art House Director” – This is hands down my favorite track on the whole album. The horns are very Tom Jones sounding (which sounds like a horrible thing to say) but I get a very 70’s vibe from this song. I only hope Levi’s doesn’t buy this song and use it for a skinny jeans commercial. (10/10)

    “Highway Slipper Jam” – This is like theme music for making breakfast in the morning. It’s very low key and whispery with crisp production. It tends to meander but remains pleasant. (6/10)

    “Ungrateful Little Father” – The first half is very in your face with guitars, loud vocals, and weird robot noises. Then, the second half sounds like some kind of a space journey score. Oddly enough, I think I prefer the second half. (8/10)

    “Meet Me in the Basement” – To me, this sounds like what would happen if Broken Social Scene asked Andrew W.K. to join the band and let him compose a song. By that, I mean it sounds very uplifting and epic. Great instrumental track. (9/10)

    “Sentimental X’s” – The second all-girl song, this one didn’t catch me as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still good but in comparison… meh. The horn part is nice though. (7/10)

    “Sweetest Kill” – Another favorite of mine. The effect put on the vocals is airy and fits well. Everything seems to click with this song. (10/10)

    “Romance to the Grave” – The backup vocals are my favorite aspect of this song. If you want to know the definition of bliss, listen from 3:40 on. (10/10)

    “Water in Hell” – Maybe it’s just me but I thought after hearing Romance to the Grave this song paled in comparison. It’s not bad or anything, yet it sounds like something that might play in a bar, especially the country outro. Take from that what you will. (7/10)

    “Me and My Hand” – This is by far the most bizarre track on the album and an interesting closer. I read online that the band just simultaneously released a short EP of soundscapes entitled “Lo-Fi For The Dividing Nights” and that this song was originally on it. I’m a huge fan of their ambient experiments, so I need to get that next! (10/10)

    I downloaded this album a little while ago so now I plan on grabbing it on vinyl when my local record store gets it back in stock – it sold out in one day! Anyway, thanks for reading and make sure to buy the new album.

  2. Andrew Vice says:

    Another record, reviewed by Andrew Vice – Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set (7LP)
    Not a fan of song-by-song reviews, so I’ll keep this brief. Anybody who is a fan of Broken Social Scene knows that their records are a true stylistic mash. You hear a little bit of everything from BSS, but they’re always tight and on-point when writing songs. The musicians are all talented players, so you can always count on a well-performed record, but Forgiveness is the first BSS album in a long while to scale back the band, and frankly, I think it benefits from that. Forgiveness recalls the genius of You Forgot It In People, with songs like All to All summoning the heartfelt melodrama of one of BSS’s best songs, Anthems of a Seventeen Year-Old Girl. True to BSS form, the album is a blend of pop songwriting and extended instrumental jamming, and as always, the songs are pertinent, topical, and sincere. Another great record for 2010, without a doubt, and the best BSS album in quite a while.

  3. Mark Wiatrowski says:

    Another record, reviewed by Mark Wiatrowski – Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set (7LP)
    This is one of the greatest albums I’ve bought this year. Broken Social Scene, I’ve never heard of them. But now I feel sorry I haven’t heard them, ‘cuz this is a cool album!!!

  4. Carol Pezet says:

    Another record, reviewed by Carol Pezet – Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set (7LP)
    It might be just that. EVERY SINGLE SONG on here is fantastic. I’ve been listening to it on a loop since I got it and I just keep falling more and more in love with it. Buy it, you won’t regret it.

  5. Bryant Phillips says:

    Another record, reviewed by Bryant Phillips – Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set (7LP)
    I can claim to be a BSS fan since they first released “You Forgot It In People,” and furthermore I can say I’m still a fan after hearing their latest album. That said, it’s nothing you haven’t heard before and it’s starting to get a bit stale. Now I’m all for a band sticking with what works and perfecting that unique sound. However, in BSS’s case they were founded on the platform of “progressive indie,” pushing the genre’s boundaries and redefining how we think of a rock band. This album fails to move them forward, and despite many highly entertaining and engrossing tracks, there isn’t a single “drop your jaw and gawk” song to be found.

    Many come close though. “World Sick” is their single, an anthem to youth with a very memorable riff. “Texico Bitches” has all the lazy exuberance of spring break. “All to All” fulfills all those fans’ desire for an ethereal Feist track. “Sentimental X’s” swells deliciously with Emily’s sweet vocals. Yet when you look at each of these tracks and some of the particularly weak tracks on the album as well (namely “Art House Director,” “Chase Scene,” and “Me and My Hand”), it all feels flatter than their previous self-titled album, and it all feels less inspired than “You Forgot It In People.” Even Kevin Drew’s solo effort had more of an experimental quality to it.

    Overall, you will enjoy this album if you have ever been a BSS fan. You will find tracks to treasure and lyrics to belt out loud in your car. But you may be left wanting. I give it 3 and 1/2 stars.

  6. J. P. Ziehlermartin says:

    Another record, reviewed by J. P. Ziehlermartin – Valleys Of Neptune (2 LP Vinyl)
    This is pressed on beautiful thick high quality audiophile vinyl. The sound quality is excellent. This is the way Hendrix should be heard. There’s nothing like listening to a musician as good as Jimi Hendrix through a 100 watt amp and floor standing speakers. If all you do is listen to music on an Ipod or on your computer than your missing out on a world of quality audio. The only shortcoming here is that there’s two excellent bonus tracks on the digital version that aren’t included on the vinyl. I downloaded the digital version for my Ipod and listen to the vinyl at home. This is a welcome addition to the Hendrix catalog. Whatever version you choose this release is not to be missed.

  7. A. Cromack says:

    Another record, reviewed by A. Cromack – Valleys Of Neptune (2 LP Vinyl)
    Last time I bought any music was a CD in elementary school when everyone was still carrying around portable CD players and thought it was cool (some of us were even still sporting cassette walkmen). Then I got into vinyls and started building up a small collection for the past couple years. This was the first vinyl I bought that was released as new on vinyl. Just received it today in the mail and been playing it on my turntable. All I can say is WOW. The quality is amazing, the music itself is something that cannot be explained, and the overall experience of this music and the fact of it being on vinyl put together makes for an incredible experience. I don’t even think I’ll get any sort of digital or other format of this album. This is how Jimi was meant to be heard, and I really cannot see it being as good any other way. As for the music itself, some of it is previously unreleased versions of songs you have heard before, and others have never been commercially released at all before. THANK YOU Hendrix family for releasing this, but I hate how now you’ve broken the flood gates that held back my bank account, and now it’s flooding the valleys of the vinyl world (or of neptune 😉 pun intended..) But really, if you have a turntable, and any interest in Jimi, do not think twice about this purchase. Great price for a 2LP set of amazing quality (180 gram). I’d start repeating myself if I keep going on, so I’ll save you that and just tell you to buy this now!

  8. Michael L. Knapp says:

    Another record, reviewed by Michael L. Knapp – Valleys Of Neptune (2 LP Vinyl)
    While I love the music on the album, my main objection is the way it was marketed. It was made to look like this was a concerted effort for Jimi to record a new album as a follow up to Electric Ladyland. That isn’t exactly true. Also,if you have some of the live albums the remakes of previously released songs is a bit redundant because as good as these are they pale next to the live versions. As for the rest of the songs. They have all been available on bootlegs for many years. What is great is finally being able to hear fully mixed & mastered versions in, with the vinyl version at least, stunning fidelity. These songs literally jump out from your speakers! In conclusion: this album is more than worth having as long as you aren’t looking for any major revelation. It fills in some blanks but doesn’t make you reimagine Jimi’s catalogue

  9. Mr. Lee says:

    Another record, reviewed by Mr. Lee – Valleys Of Neptune (2 LP Vinyl)
    Ordered this on 180g vinyl. Excellent double album set and Jimi never sounded so good. The mastering on these songs have been done exceptionally well. Some versions of these cuts I’ve never heard before. Highly recommended.

  10. Surfdaddy says:

    Another record, reviewed by Surfdaddy – Valleys Of Neptune (2 LP Vinyl)
    This is average at best. Definitely not among Jimi’s best material. It feels like he is just going through the motions. There is really no cohesiveness to this presentation, and I found myself wanting to go back and hear some of his earlier material which has a lot more emotion and power than anything on this bland offering.

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