Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

blackfridaylogoBlack Friday at CD Central doesn’t mean traffic jams and stampeding crowds. It means limited-edition records! These are releases that are created in small numbers, and we try to get as many of these as we can to offer to collectors in the Lexington area. They also make great gifts!
Because of the limited numbers, many of these will sell out quickly. Some of the artists releasing music on this date include David Bowie, Afghan Whigs, Miles Davis, Gov’t Mule, Ryan Bingham, Decemberists, Beatles, Hozier, Flaming Lips, They Might be Giants, Velvet Underground, and even the Guardians of the Galaxy cassette tape! Some of these are live recordings, some are archival recordings that have never been released on vinyl before, some are entirely new studio recordings. For all the details, see the Official List.
We will open our doors one hour earlier than usual at 9 a.m. on Friday morning, Nov. 28. By the way, we are closed on Thanksgiving as nature intended. Enjoy the holiday!

And the fun continues on Saturday, Nov. 29. CD Central will be taking part in the celebration of Small Business Saturday. ALL USED CDs and DVDs WILL BE ON SALE FOR 20% OFF, AND ALL USED VINYL WILL BE 10% OFF! And if you use your American Express card for any purchase over $10, you’ll be eligible for rebates directly from AmEx. Check their web site for details.

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New Releases — Nov. 24, 2014

Brian Adams – Reckless [Reissue/1984] CD/2xCD/2xCD+DVD+Blu-ray Audio (A&M)
Brian Adams’ 1984 smash (with the hits “Run To You,” “Summer Of ’69,” “Kids Wanna Rock,” etc.) has been digitally remastered and expanded with seven bonus tracks. Available in Regular, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus 12 track live CD. Super Deluxe version features the live disc plus Reckless: The Movie on DVD and a copy of the album on hi-res Blu-ray audio.

Attila – Guilty Pleasure CD (Razor & Tie)
“It’s been far too long since a heavy metal band could get the party started the way Attila can. Drinks will be pounded down, blunts will be blown, panties will be thrown, and everyone will have the time of their lives once they hear the Atlanta quintet’s sixth full-length album.”

Iggy Azalea – Reclassified CD (Def Jam)
Updated reissue of the Australian rapper’s debut album New Classic expanded with five bonus tracks. Guests include Rita Ora, Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding and Jennifer Hudson

Beyoncé – Beyoncé [Platinum Edition] 2xCD+2xDVD (Sony)
Expanded four-disc edition of the R&B/soul superstar’s 2013 album includes the original 14 track album and 17 track DVD plus a bonus CD containing six additional tracks — including new songs, ”7/11” and ”Ring Off” plus four new and unreleased remixes with some superstar collaborators — and a live performance DVD that chronicles the year-long ”Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.” Also includes a mini version of the official 2015 Beyoncé calendar, and more. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Nov. 17-23, 2014

newbasementtapes1. New Basement Tapes- Lost On The River
2. Wilco- Alpha Mike Foxtrot
3. Bob Dylan & The Band- Basement Tapes Raw
4. One Direction- Four
5. Lucinda Williams- Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
6. Pink Floyd- Endless River
7. Rolling Stones- From The Vault: L.A. Forum (live)
8. Wilco- What’s Your 20: Essential Tracks 1994-2014
9. Rolling Stones- From The Vault: Hampton College (live)
10. Bryan Ferry- Avonmore
11. Captain Beefheart- Sun Zoom Spark (box set)
12. Taylor Swift- 1989
13. In Flames- Siren Charms
14. Wiz Khalifa- Blacc Hollywood
15. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
16. Skeletonwitch- Serpents Unleashed
17. Damien Rice- My Favorite Faded Fantasy
18. Ariel Pink- Pom Pom
19. Antemasque- Antemasque
20. Ty Segall- Singles 2

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New Releases — Nov. 17/18, 2014

Ariel Pink – Pom Pom CD/2xLP (4AD)
Across its 17 tracks and 69 minutes, Pom Pom is unfiltered Ariel Pink, featuring infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes, and Jell-O. The album sees the L.A. native strike it out alone, returning to the solo moniker he has adopted for well over a decade.

Brandt Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band – Black Power Flower CD (Napalm)
Brandt Bjork, as cult figure of the Palm Desert scene, was founder/drummer of the now defunct stoner-rock legends Kyuss and is a permanent member of Vista Chino (formerly Kyuss Lives!). Now, he is sailing under his own flag, proving once again that his multi-instrumental skills know no creative boundaries. With his excellent occupied Low Desert Punk Band, Bjork lets the scorching heat of Nevada shimmer in his songs. He also scrubs his guitar through all sorts of psychedelic effect pedals and skillfully mixes stoner rock, blues and doom-bonds to a feverish hazy brew.

David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed 3xCD/3xCD/2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Nothing Has Changed (named after a lyric from the Heathen album opener “Sunday”) compiles tracks from every period of Bowie’s career from his earliest incarnations with “Liza Jane” and “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” right up to James Murphy’s “Hello Steve Reich Mix” of “Love Is Lost” from last year. CD version is available in Regular double-disc and Deluxe triple-disc editions. Vinyl is HQ-180gm.

Buzzcocks – The Way CD/LP/Cassette (1-2-3-4 Go!)
The Way is the follow up to 2006′s Flat – Pack Philosophy LP and is the band’s ninth studio album since their formation in Manchester in 1976. These 10 tracks penned by the group’s long-standing core of Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle were recorded this year in London, and were produced by the band and Dave M. Allen (best known for his production work with The Cure, Depeche Mode and Neneh Cherry). The Way packs the same classic UK pop punk punch they’ve been known for over nearly four decades. Available on CD, cassette and on white vinyl. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Nov. 10-16, 2014

PFFull1. Pink Floyd- Endless River
2. Foo Fighters- Sonic Highways
3. Pink Floyd- Endless River (w/DVD)
4. Coralee & The Townies- Criminal Pride
5. Taylor Swift- 1989
6. Neil Young- Storytone
7. Bob Dylan & The Band- Basement Tapes Raw
8. Damien Rice- My Favorite Faded Fantasy
9. Antemasque- Antemasque
10. New Basement Tapes- Lost On The River
11. Jerry Lee Lewis- Rock & Roll Time
12. Slipknot- 5: The Gray Chapter
13. First Aid Kit- Stay Gold
14. Sturgill Simpson- High Top Mountain
15. Weezer- Everything Will Be Alright
16. Robert Plant- Lullabye & The Ceaseless Roar
17. Daniel Lanois- Flesh & Machine
18. Deerhoof- La Isla Bonita
19. Antony & The Johnsons- Turning (w/DVD)
20. Birthday Massacre- Superstition

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