Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's a TVD Autographed Vinyl Giveaway! | Smokey Robinson's 'Time Flies When You're Having Fun'

Autumn’s arrived and very soon the evening chill will seep through the window panes and you’ll hanker for someone to cuddle up with and get warm. Might we suggest the one and only Smokey Robinson?

Celebrating 50 years in the music industry, Smokey kicks off our random Fall Vinyl Giveaways with his new release ‘Time Flies When You’re Having Fun’ featuring appearances by Joss Stone, Carlos Santana, and India.Arie.

For this first Fall giveaway we’ve got TWO copies of ‘Time Flies...’ for two lucky winners. Smokey’s in top form on this new one, having recorded live in the studio with his stellar backing band which adds an element of warmth and immediacy to all the tracks on this set.

From a design standpoint, the LP sleeve itself is a knockout too. Shepard Fairy’s Studio One (the folks behind the iconic Obama ‘Hope’ image) have outdone themselves for Mr. Robinson. The 11 tracks span two 180-gram vinyl LPs which are housed in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve—and Smokey’s personally signed the cover of both LPs for TVD.

So, sing us a love song to the Motown legend in the comments (with contact info – important!) and he or she in the 50 States who croons the sweetest will win the LPs. We’ll choose two winners next Monday (9/28) so get to penning those notes!


Dan R said...

Wait, the contests are only open to readers in the USA? I've been writing entries for no reason! Oops.

Can't believe nobody has entered this one yet, though.

Jon said...

You raise a fine point that deserves a mention, Dan.

Not all of the contests are relegated to the 50 States. When they are, we make mention of it like this one.

Going forward that'll be made more clear.

Thanks for reading Dan...

Dan R said...

Good to know! Thanks, Jon.

Now let's get some entries on this one, it's SMOKEY ROBINSON we're talking about here!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe anyone entered this either! I'd love to have this record. I've always been a fan of Smokey!

Oldetymer said...

I certainly would enter this, but I'm trying to be fair (won an LP a week or so ago)Thanks Jon the autographed cover was awesome!

Anonymous said...

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were a huge part of my musical education growing up in Cleveland (just down the road from Motown). It's awesome that he's still around and still producing.

-- Virginia

annalene said...

oh man, this has got to be one of the best tvd giveaways to date (and thats saying a lot)! i really dig both smokey robinson (& the miracles) AND studio one/shepard fairey. i've seen this album cover many times already, but i had no idea it was done by studio one (i guess because the ubiquitous 'obey' logo is absent here), but the cover looks great. as everyone in my household is a fan of smokey, i would probably hang this up on the wall!

i remember my parents singing "tears of a clown", etc when i was a kid and watching the "U really got a hold on me" clips on sesame street (the one where the foam U is totally stalking smokey)... ahhh brings me back to the good old days before financial worries, headaches and economic recessions!