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Contest: Win the new Black Sabbath “Classic Albums” DVD

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We're officially 900 posts deep here at Addicted to Vinyl as we march towards our third year of existence (February 2011, for those that are keeping track).

To celebrate, we've got the chance for you to pick up a copy of the new Classic Albums DVD featuring the classic (of course it is!) album Paranoid by Black Sabbath.  Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the album, the DVD (also available on Blu-ray) features new interviews with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, and includes over 40 minutes of bonus features for a total running time of 97 minutes.

Check out a trailer:

Black Sabbath - exclusive clip from 'Classic Albums: Paranoid' from RawknRoll on Vimeo.

If you'd like to win a copy, send us an email with Sabbath in the subject line for your chance to win!


Classic Albums: Tom Petty “Damn The Torpedoes”

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Mark your calendars for this one, which will be out August 3rd via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray.  It's fantastic.  But then again, how could it not be awesome, watching Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Jimmy Iovine in the studio, breaking down multi-tracks of the songs that you love into the individual parts?

Here's a nice preview for ya.....and if you want to geek out a bit more, they're discussing the UK release (which came out earlier this year) here.

P.S. - bringing things back to the present, you can now stream the new Petty album Mojo in its entirety, here.


Eye Candy: The Rolling Stones in Exile

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Hey Stones fans - how about a documentary regarding the recording of Exile on Main'd be interested, right?

It's your lucky day - Stones in Exile will be out on DVD on June 22nd via Eagle Rock - check out the trailer:

Here are some more details from the press release:

In the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones reluctantly departed the UK to take up residence in

France. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became

the venue for the recording of much of the band’s masterpiece “Exile On Main Street”. “Stones In

Exile” tells the story in the band’s own words and through extensive archive footage of their time

away from England and the creation of this extraordinary double album, which many regard as the

Rolling Stones’ finest achievement.

Bonus Features

Extensive additional footage including interviews with all the band members, footage from

“Cocksucker Blues” and Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts returning to Olympic Studios and Jagger’s

country house Stargroves where a lot of the early work on the album was done.

And, because you asked nicely - here's the cover art:

Amazon is taking pre-orders for Stones in Exile via this link. And in case you missed it, there is also a deluxe reissue for Exile that will street on May 18th, which means you'll have plenty of Stones/Exile related material to carry you through the next few months.

Sounds good to us!


The King of the Blues and the Pied Piper of Prog-Rock

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Hey there music lovers, it’s time for some video to go with our audio.  Today, we’ll look at two recent DVD releases: B.B. King Live at Montreux 1993 and Jethro Tull: Living With The Past.

Smilin BB King

For those of you whose only reference to B.B. King is his appearance in the U2 film Rattle and Hum, it’s time for some education.  King is one of the finest American blues guitarists, living or dead, whose distinctive soloing and soulful vocals influenced such rock legends as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck in addition to anyone who has ever played the blues.  His Grammy award-winning version of Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins’ “The Thrill Is Gone” cemented his place as a star and a true crossover artist in the late sixties.

He reached out to rock audiences for the first of several times as the opening act for the Rolling Stones 1969 U.S. tour. His list of later collaborators is long and features Bobby “Blue” Bland, Albert King, Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Katie Webster, Gary Moore, Clapton and many others.