WMG Launches Fan-Driven, Vinyl-Only Label Run Out Groove

image from www.thevinyldistrict.comWarner Music Group has launched Run Out Groove, a fan-driven, vinyl-only record label. Initial offerings include Echo & The Bunnymen, Golden Smog, MC5, Secret Machines and Solomon Burke.

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Vinyl

Each month, WMG's new vinyl only label Run Out Groove has fans vote on the label’s next high-quality vinyl pressing, chosen from three selections of either unreleased material, out-of-print material or new collections compiled from the Warner Music vault.

Each RUN OUT GROOVE release will be limited edition and individually numbered, often including previously unreleased tracks or material that has never before been available on vinyl. Each title will be available to pre-order for a strict 30-Day window via the RUN OUT GROOVE website. After the pre-order closes, the only way to purchase a copy will be via participating music retailers across the U.S., while supplies last.

The second RUN OUT GROOVE pre-order campaign — and the first to be fan-chosen — is a new live collection from Echo & The Bunnymen, It’s All Live Now. Pre-orders for this album will close on Friday, March 31st.

“Warner Music Group is home to many legendary labels — Atlantic, Warner Bros., Reprise, Elektra, Sire, Rykodisc and more — which have produced a wealth of expertly curated music over the years,” said Billy Fields, Vice President, Sales, Account Management for WEA, the artist & label services arm of Warner Music Group. “What makes Run Out Groove unique is that the crate-digging community is steering the ship. We are crowd-sourcing niche, but in-demand, selections from our vast vault to be pressed on high-quality vinyl, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to see where the community decides to take us.”

Below is a list of past, current and potential upcoming RUN OUT GROOVE releases:  

Past

MC5 – The Motor City Five 

  • ROG’s 1sttitle, now sold out in pre-orders.
  • Check your local retailer for availability, or the store locator at www.runoutgroovevinyl.com

Current

Echo & The Bunnymen – It's All Live Now

  • ROG’s 2ndtitle, voted on by fans, and now available to pre-order.
  • 12-inch 180-gram multi-color vinyl pressed at Record Industry.
  • Single pocket UV gloss tip-on sleeve from Stoughton.
  • Individually numbered and limited to one pressing.
  • Includes the first vinyl release of selected live performances from 1983-85.
  • Features classic live covers of “Paint It Black,” “Soul Kitchen,” and “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue,” to name a few.

Titles to be Voted On

Solomon Burke – Best Of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965

  • 12-inch 180-gram vinyl pressed at Record Industry.
  • Single pocket UV gloss tip-on sleeve from Stoughton.
  • Individually numbered and limited to one pressing.
  • Brand new collection of the best Solomon Burke Atlantic tracks from the birth of the soul era, 1962-1965.
  • Includes such Burke classics as “Down in the Valley,” “Home in Your Heart,” and “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.”
  • Visit the RUN OUT GROOVE website to vote on this selection.

Secret Machines – Now Here Is Nowhere

  • 2-LP, 180-gram clear vinyl pressed at Record Industry.
  • Tip on gatefold aqueous gloss Stoughton jacket with printed inner lyric sleeves.
  • Individually numbered and limited to one pressing.
  • First time available on vinyl in the U.S. First re-press since 2004.
  • A lost Space-Rock classic from the 90s that was a favorite of David Bowie
  • Visit the RUN OUT GROOVE website to vote on this selection.

Golden Smog – Down By The Old Mainstream

  • 2-LP, 180-gram, color vinyl pressed at Record Industry.
  • Tip on gatefold aqueous gloss jacket with printed inner sleeves.
  • Individually numbered and limited to one pressing.
  • First re-press since 2010, when it was first issued on vinyl.
  • A classic album from the 1990s that includes Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Gary Louris of the Jayhawks and Jody Stephens of Big Star.
  • Visit the RUN OUT GROOVE website to vote on this selection.