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Universal Music Enterprises Introduces Its First Virtual Pop-Up Store for the Holidays - Mom & Pop-Up Records!

December 4, 2013


Featured Box-Set Titles Include The Beatles, Nirvana, The Who and Much, Much More!

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This holiday season Universal Music Enterprises will launch its first ever virtual pop-up box-set store on December 4th, 2013. Named Mom & Pop-Up Records (, the virtual store will feature such artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, The Who, among many, many others. Additionally, on Green Monday, December 9th, there will be live store clerks at three Mom & Pop-Up Store locations in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago (more details to be announced). The live store clerks will be on site to help shoppers make their purchases and provide some free giveaways. Look for the Mom & Pop-Up store clerks in red sweaters for assistance.

At specific outdoor locations on the streets and in subway stations in New York, San Francisco and Chicago, shoppers using their smartphones will be able to virtually interact with physical murals. They'll be able to see, feel and virtually touch titles by using the UView Augmented Reality app (download at or and scanning the box-sets cover art featured in the murals as well as purchase their favorite box sets instantly. As a free bonus, shoppers will receive exclusives with any purchase (while supplies last) such as special edition flexis, shirts, posters, and lithographs. The virtual store will be open 24/7 throughout the holidays including Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Box sets available include the following titles:


Universal Music Enterprises commemorates the 20th anniversary of the unwitting swansong of the single most influential artist of the 1990s with a multi-format release that spreads more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased and live recordings over configurations ranging from a 3-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album. Material exclusive to the various versions of the In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue includes a veritable treasure trove of never-before-heard demos, B-sides and compilation tracks.


The Beatles Live at the BBC: The Collection pairs the acclaimed new 'On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2' with the remastered 'Live at the BBC' in a slipcase.

In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. Live at the BBC: The Collection presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K., number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. A new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 was released on November 11. On Air's 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts. Newly remastered, The Beatles' first Live at the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. At the time of its original 1994 release, Live at the BBC was hailed by Rolling Stone as "an exhilarating portrait of a band in the process of shaping its own voice and vision," and it earned a GRAMMY(R) Award nomination for Best Historical Album.


Available in various different formats - including a three-CD 50 track version featuring 50 tracks, and a four-CD Super-Deluxe version gathering a whopping 80 tracks - the collection tells the fascinating ongoing story of the Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band In The World, from their high octane version of Chuck Berry's Come On, their first single issued in June 1963, via the thrilling chart-toppers The Last Time, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Get Off Of My Cloud, Jumping Jack Flash and Honky Tonk Women and the perennial juke-box and concert favorites Brown Sugar, Tumbling Dice, Miss You and Start Me Up, all the way to the present day with the inclusion of Gloom And Doom and One More Shot, two new studio recordings recently completed by the group in Paris, France.


TOMMY, The Who's defining, breakthrough concept album - a full-blown rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy that launched the band to international superstardom - is now available as a two-disc Deluxe and a four-disc Super Deluxe edition, both featuring a 2013 remaster of the original album and a full, unreleased live bootleg of TOMMY. In addition, the Super Deluxe also includes 20 unreleased demos, a hi-fidelity 5.1 mix and a hardback, 80-page full color book.


LIVE AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC 1971 presents the best of The Band's four legendary year-end concerts, including the complete New Year's Eve set. The 4CD+DVD collection builds on The Band's 'Rock Of Ages' concert classic, unearthing much more from the acclaimed shows in new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes and also includes a deluxe, 48-page hardbound book with previously unseen photos, a reproduction of Rolling Stone's original Rock Of Ages review by magazine co-founder Ralph J. Gleason, an essay by Robbie Robertson, and appreciations of The Band and the set's recordings by Mumford & Sons and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.


The Beach Boys' career-spanning MADE IN CALIFORNIA set caps the legendary band's 50th Anniversary celebrations. Featuring more than seven and a half hours of music on six CDs, MADE IN CALIFORNIA boasts more than 60 previously unreleased recordings. The deluxe set is presented in a high school annual-inspired hardbound book with personal recollections from the band's members, replicated classic artwork and memorabilia, photos from the band's archive, and handwritten yearbook-style inscriptions from Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks. The collection was recently praised by TIME Magazine as one of "summer's best archival releases."


The 5-CD/1-Blu-Ray(TM) disc box set ERIC CLAPTON - GIVE ME STRENGTH: THE 1974/1975 RECORDINGS is beautifully housed in a 60-page book and captures a full year's worth of recordings, from April 1974 to June 1975. Featured are 88 remastered, remixed, rare unreleased and live recordings, including session outtakes, from his landmark studio albums 461 Ocean Boulevard and There's One In Every Crowd, and his legendary live album E.C. Was Here. Also included is a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of 461 Ocean Boulevard and original quadrophonic mixes of two milestone releases. 461 Ocean Boulevard and There's One In Every Crowd. The original 3 albums will also be released separately as a 3-LP set. A 2-CD Deluxe Edition is also being released.


The Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat is one of the most confrontational and inspirational second albums ever made by a rock band. Recorded in a matter of days at the end of the summer of 1967, a season in which everything seemed possible in rock and much of it happened at now-mythic speed, White Light/White Heat is an album that reeks of the gritty NY street life and could only have been made in New York, by one band. The Velvet Underground - WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT 45th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION, is a three-disc, 30-track set featuring both the original stereo and mono releases, completely remastered, with bonus tracks including alternate versions, unreleased outtakes, John Cale's last studio sessions with the band and the official release of their complete show at The Gymnasium in New York recorded on April 30, 1967, which includes 5 previously unreleased performances and culled from John Cale's personal copy.


JOHN MELLENCAMP: 1978-2012, is a uniquely comprehensive boxed set collection covering the legendary singer/songwriter's principal studio albums. Released by Universal Music Enterprises on December 10, 2013, this collection consists of a total of 19 CDs originally released over a recording career that spans 35 years and, for the first time, combines in one package, albums Mellencamp recorded as John Cougar, John Cougar Mellencamp and John Mellencamp for Polygram, Universal, Sony and Concord-affiliated labels. The set contains a total of 223 tracks and includes such mythic album titles as American Fool, Lonesome Jubilee, Scarecrow, Cuttin' Heads and the more recent Life, Death Love and Freedom and No Better Than This. Thirteen of the albums in the collection were RIAA(R)-certified as Gold, Platinum or Multiplatinum winners while ten of the albums achieved Top Ten status on Billboard's Top 100 Album Chart. Of special note is the fact that the collection includes the long out-of-print original soundtrack album to Falling From Grace, the Mellencamp-directed film that was a collaboration with noted author Larry McMurtry. That disc includes tracks by Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam, Nanci Griffith, Joe Ely, James McMurtry and John Prine.


Released on November 18, 2013, VERVE - THE SOUND OF AMERICA, THE SINGLES COLLECTION is a 5-CD collection featuring 100 singles from the Verve catalog, over 20 of which have been out of print for years, all packaged in a stylish two-part, lift-off box with a 48-page booklet and extensive liner notes. Included are tracks from jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Smith, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins and Astrud Gilberto.

Universal Music Enterprises Keren Poznansky, 310-865-7797

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