Saturday, November 19, 2016

SIERRA UPDATE: GENE CLARK THE LOST STUDIO SESSIONS 1964-1982

SIERRA UPDATE: GENE CLARK THE LOST STUDIO SESSIONS 1964-1982  
We're celebrating Gene Clark's birthday in style!    
I have been waiting for months to have the pleasure of making the following announcement. On Thursday, November 17, 2016, on what would have been Gene Clark's 72nd birthday, Sierra Records is proud to announce that we will begin shipping our long-anticipated release, The Lost Studio Sessions 1964-1982.  

To those of you that might have been waiting until now, the current prices at the Sierra website will remain in effect ONLY until November 28, 2016 (the official commercial release date of the album).  After that date, remaining copies of the ULTIMATE LIMITED EDITION, the single hybrid SACD/CD and the 2-LP audiophile vinyl set will increase as follows:  

Ultimate Limited Edition: $94.98
Hybrid SACD: $34.98
2 LP vinyl set: $45.98
(plus shipping and handling)  

As an extra bonus, all the 2 LP vinyl records are being pressed on 200 gram vinyl, not 180 gram as originally advertised, as soon as they are sold out, the 2 LP set will revert back to 180 gram vinyl. Hurry now and place your order to take advantage of the lower prices before we sell out of the first production run!

Lastly on this topic, please be advised that any current listings that you may see on Amazon other online websites for The Lost Studio Sessions as an "import" emanate from Sierra's distributor in Japan, to whom we will be supplying product in a few weeks after December 1.  The physical copies being offered on Amazon and other sites are identical to the ones currently being sold through Sierra directly.  Sierra's North America distributor, Alliance Entertainment Corp, will be offering the album as well to it's hundreds of retailers after December 1.

Happy Birthday to Us!  
This month also marks the 45th Anniversary of this company I founded back in 1971.  I had just returned to California after spending the last part of the summer living with and traveling up and down the Eastern seaboard with Doc and Merle Watson.  With encouragement from people like Doc and Clarence White I started the mail order company, with advertisements placed in Bluegrass Unlimited and Muleskinner News magazines.  It has been a rewarding journey and a unique opportunity to share the music I love with all of you.   But rest assured we're only getting warmed up! Lots more surprises on the horizon!      
RIP Leon Russell 1942-2016  
We at Sierra Records were saddened to learn of the death of Leon Russell, a pivotal figure in rock music during the 1960s and 1970s. An extraordinary musician/singer/songwriter/arranger, Leon’s arrangements on two of the songs from Gene Clark's sessions in early 1967 appear on the new album ("Back Street Mirror"/"Don't Let It Fall Through"), and stand as ample reminders of -- and tributes to -- his musical genius.  


 
Finally, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding through the challenges we have faced during the making of this album. In the end I'm sure you will agree that it was indeed worth the wait.    

Very truly yours,            

John Delgatto
Sierra Records
sierrarecords.net

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

John York Concerts

JOHN YORK is one of a small handful of musicians alive today who was one a member of the legendary 60s folk-rock band, The Byrds. But, he’s also played and toured with Sir Douglas Quintet, the Mamas and the Papas and Johnny Rivers. He has most recently recorded and toured with Barry McGuire along with his own band known as The Jangle Brothers featuring Chad Watson and Billy Darnell. Seeing York in concert is not only bringing classic folk-rock songs alive, but making them urgent and relevant to today.

John York Solo
Saturday, October 15, 2016 8pm $15
FRET HOUSE
309 North Citrus Ave. Covina CA 91723
626-339-7020 www.frethouse.com
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Tickets are available NOW at the Claremont Forum!!
John York Solo
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7pm
Advance: $12, At the door: $15
The Claremont Forum
Benefit concert for the Prison Library Project
586 West First Street Claremont, CA 91711
909-626-3066

Friday, October 7, 2016

New STARBYRD CD to be released on November 7th.

The new Starbyrd CD “Stardust” will be out on Nov. 7th.

The album features 12 brand new original songs rich in the jingle jangle sound of the 12-string Rickenbacker guitar. 

The release of the album is scheduled for November 7th, 2016.  

Extract from the liner notes written by "Jangle On" columnist Eric Sorensen: 

Stardust is the title of the latest offering of original tunes from the ever prolific German singer/songwriter Horst-Peter Schmidt.  Also quite appropriately, Stardust continues to carry the folk-rock torch from its 60s origins to the present. The majority of the songs on Stardust are mid-tempo tunes that feature Schmidt’s chiming Rickenbacker 370RM – with the snap, crackle and pop that only this guitar’s internal compressor can generate.  Starbyrd music continues to be linked to influential folk-rock predecessors like the Byrds and Roger McGuinn, as well as other 60s artists.[…]”

Sierra Records GENE CLARK BOX SET Update

Sierra Records will officially release Gene Clark-The Lost Studio Sessions 1964-1982 on November 17, 2016, on what would have been Gene Clark's 72nd birthday. The album will be released on audiophile hybrid SACD (SACD 7001-playable on standard CD players as well) and 2 LP vinyl  (SHF 1002) in the highest possible audio quality available today.  On  November 1, 2016, Sierra Records will also celebrate it's 45th Anniversary!

All pre-release, advance orders received will be shipped prior to that date.   Further updates with more specific shipping details will be announced through our newsletter and social media sites.   

There will be a price increase for any NEW orders after the shipping date as follows:  

Ultimate Limited Edition: $94.98
Hybrid SACD: $34.98
2 LP vinyl set: $45.98
(plus shipping and handling) 

All current orders and those placed up through the actually shipping date will not be affected by this price increase, those prices will only take effect on NEW orders once the shipping begins.   

The current pricing is still valid until that time at the Sierra Records website:  


In the meantime, here are few pictures below of the work in progress, the actual copper masters for the vinyl pressing and the test pressings from those masters.  

I do appreciate the Gene Clark fans' passion for his music.  

I understand your possible concern but please know that as soon as there are any updates, I will communicate that to everyone that has ordered. Again, please stick with us; your patience will be rewarded when you hear the finished product.  

Best personal regards,    

John Delgatto, Founder/President

John York Concert

John York Solo
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7pm
Advance: $12, At the door: $15
The Claremont Forum
Benefit concert for the Prison Library Project
586 West First Street Claremont, CA 91711
909-626-3066

Monday, September 5, 2016

Sierra Records' upcoming Gene Clark Set - update



On the heals of next month's release of our highly anticipated album, "Gene Clark-The Lost Studio Sessions 1964-1982",  we are extending through this upcoming holiday weekend (here in the USA) the various sales and offers that would have ended on August 31, 2016. 

The 4 song bonus CD and the additional 2 song extra CD of Gene Clark will be still be available through Monday, September 6, 2016 when purchase either with the "Ultimate Limited Edition (with DVD interview), the hybrid SACD/CD or the 2 LP vinyl set.  These bonus CDs will now be shipped with the full order this coming month.  After September 6, 2016, only the 4 song bonus CD will be included with the "Ultimate Limited Edition". 

Also ending after September 6, 2016 for those who have already purchased either the hybrid SACD/CD an or the 2 LP vinyl set only, the UPGRADE to the numbered "Ultimate Limited Edition" of only 1000.  If you already purchased the "ULE"  you don't need to upgrade.  It is only for those who already just purchased either the hybrid SACD/CD or the 2 LP vinyl set alone.  But it goes away after September 6, 2016.

Also in previously newsletters, we mentioned that once the full album is shipped, no matter the format, there would be a price increase but with no specifics.  Here are now will be the new pricing thereafter:


Ultimate Limited Edition (numbered):  $94.98  (plus shipping & handling)

Hybrid SACD/CD: $34.98  (plus shipping & handling)

2LP audiophile vinyl set:  $45.98 (plus shipping & handling)


Remember, the album is actually two full albums worth of never before released Gene Clark music that also includes extensive booklets (full color 36 pages with the hybrid SACD/CD and full size, color 12 pages with the 2LP vinyl set).  If you order now,  you will save considerably from these new prices. Your last chance at the lower prices.  Just click on this link:



Lastly, our sale of Clarence White related releases has also been extended through September 6, 2016.  After that, it will be back to regular pricing though still lower than most other outlets.  Just click on this link:




It's back to work getting ready for the release of "Gene Clark-The Lost Studio Sessions 1964- 1982"


Sincerely,


John Delgatto, Founder/President

Thursday, July 28, 2016

John York Concert

The JANGLE BROTHERS

John York, Billy Darnell & Chad Watson

The best music this side of Bob Dylan and the Band

Sunday, August 7, 7pm, $20

The Coffee Gallery Back Stage

2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Reservations: 626-798-6236

 

www.johnyorkmusic.com 

JOHN YORK is a former member of the legendary Byrds, and currently touring with Barry McGuire & P.F. Sloan. He has played with The Mamas and the Papas, Dr. John, Johnny Rivers, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, The Sir Douglas Quintet,  Nicky Hopkins, and Blues legend Lightnin' Hopkins.  Joining him on stage are BILLY DARNELL, who played guitar for the Gene Clark Byrds, The Everly Brothers, Dr. John, Doug Kershaw, and Roger McGuinn, and CHAD WATSON, amazing bass player for Janis Ian, Delaney Bramlett, Charlie Rich, Freddy Fender and countless other artists.