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The album chronicles a show performed by Baez in a bullring, naturally, in Bilbao, Spain, in 1988, and it demonstates what makes her such a draw overseas. Half of the collection (side two of the LP) consists of songs sung in Spanish.
"This record was made in a bullring in Bilbao, Spain, in 1988. It is dedicated to the Mayor and the people pf Bilbao, who came out between thunderstorms to see me perform. The song in Catalan TXORIA TXORI is about a sweet little bird...I want to thank Pasku who taught it to me, and thank the Bilbao public for singing it so beautifully." — Joan Baez. Illustrations by Joan Baez; additional vocals Mercedes Sosa.
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1. Diamonds and Rust
2. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
3. No Woman No Cry
4. Famous Blue Raincoat
5. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
6. Let It Be
7. El Preso Numero Nueve
8. Llego Con Tres Heridas
9. Txoria Txori
10. Ellas Danzan Solas (Cueca Sola)
11. Gracias A La Vida
12. No Nos Moveran
Redemption comes in a multitude of forms. For Ethan Miller, it has arrived amid catharsis and transformation. The Howlin Rain we thought we knew has evolved, on Miller’s newest, Mansion Songs, into something strange and true and beautiful, a sound made of cigarette ash and swollen moons, salt air and the eggshell light that comes just before the dawn.
The result is an album that pines and yearns, lusts and wails. “Meet Me in the Wheat,” “Big Red Moon” and “Wild Bush” push the album into high gear, up-tempo jammers that form the yang to the mellow yin of the album’s deep feel ballads. Tracks like “Restless” and “Lucy Fairchild” ache like raw wounds or sway like lost, half-sunken ships. “New Age” is bright and clear-eyed and full of wary joy. “Coliseum” prowls, red-veined and hungry - claws out and teeth sharp.
1. Big Red Moon
2. Meet Me In The Wheat
4. The New Age
5. Wild Bush
7. Lucy Fairchild
8. Ceiling Fan
Sun-kissed teen dream beach pop debut on Burger Records!
1. Don't Mean Jack
2. Our Love Will Always Remain
3. Guys Who Skate
4. Tweaker Kidz
5. Cool Cat
6. Better Off Without Her
7. So High
9. Long Hair Don't Care
10. I Like Fruit
11. Big Headed Alien
13. Wacky Surf Trip
14. Sinus Infection
15. Whoa Man
STUNNING 180 GRAM PURPLE VINYL REISSUE OF SAXON'S FIFTH ALBUM
Power & the Glory is the fifth studio album by heavy metal band Saxon released in 1983
This is the first Saxon studio album with new drummer Nigel Glockler.
1000 ONLY LIMITED EDITION
1. Power And The Glory
5. This Town Rocks
6. Watching The Sky
7. Midas Touch
8. The Eagle Has Landed
9. Denim & Leather (live B side)
10. Suzie Hold On 82 Version (Jeff Glixman version)
“I was very reluctant to put this stuff out because there’s a ton of rootsy cornballs out there doing this kind of stuff and all of them play guitar way better than me. But I think I have something here that doesn’t really
sound like anything else. The numbers that bounce really bounce. The numbers that drone really drone. I’m excited about this.” -Danny Kroha
As a mainstay on the Detroit music scene for over thirty years, Danny Kroha has consistently pushed himself to reinvention. As founding member of garage legends the Gories, he’s influenced countless imitators and poseurs. His axe work with Rocket 455 is the most quintessentially “Detroit” rock and roll this side of the MC5. And his turn as a pastied playgirl in the Demolition Doll Rods proved that even in drag, he was undeniably solid. So with his first full-length release under his own name, it may come as an unexpected turn that he’s dealing in classic gospel and folk songs. Playing every instrument himself, spanning guitar, banjo, baritone dulcimer, diddley bow, washtub bass, jug and mouth organ, the end result is a collection of
compelling, timeless traditional songs. Angels Watching Over Me is the real deal, seeming that it could've been recorded at any time over the past 70 years. With this album, Kroha firmly establishes himself as one of the pre-eminent practitioners of a genre in desperate need of someone with his creativity and vision in moving forward the classic American art form.
1. Angels Watching Over Me
2. I Want to Live So God Can Use Me
3. Rowdy Blues
4. Holy Ghost Don’t Leave Me
5. Take Me Back
6. John Henry
7. Walking Boss
8. Run Little Children
9. The Road is Rough and Rocky
10. Cannonball Blues
11. You Got To Move
13. Before This Time Another Year
14. Jack O’Diamonds
15. Pretty Little Pink
16. Lonesome Valley
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
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The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Their 1971 fusion classic self-titled debut Weather Report would go on to yield one of the biggest albums of
their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and R&B charts thanks to the progressive jazz, funk and rock cohesiveness and articulate musicianship of this power quintet.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with champions like Joe Zawinul’s brilliant Orange Lady, the powerful Milky Way by Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul and of course the prog leanings of Waterfalls and Eurydice all which made this a top charting album in 1971.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Weather Report also features the all-star
lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous (bass), Alphonse Mouzon (drums) and Airto Moreira (percussion). All in all, Weather Report took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time here on audiophile vinyl Weather Report by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago. To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being pressed on stunning translucent blue vinyl and is featured in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design by Ed Lee.
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their masterpiece Weather Report…an audiophile first time 180 gram vinyl Friday Music release.
1. Milky Way
3. Seventh Arrow
4. Orange Lady
5. Morning Lake
Formed in Melbourne in late 2008, Twerps enjoyed immediate success, releasing a series of vinyl singles and cassettes on various labels around the world. Their 2011 self-titled debut album was recorded with producer Jack Farley at Head Gap, marking the band’s first foray into a “bona fide” recording studio. The release of Twerps led to appearances at SXSW and CMJ and tours with Real Estate, Mac DeMarco, and others. Not wanting to wait until 2015 to unleash new songs on present and future fans, Twerps quickly recorded the delightful Underlay EP, which Pitchfork described as “songs fraught with universal, emotionally familiar sentiments.”
And now, Merge brings you Twerps’ second full-length album, Range Anxiety. Also recorded with Jack Farley, its title refers to a debilitating fear of running out of gas—both literally and metaphysically. As singer-guitarist Julia McFarlane explains, “The title Range Anxiety is both descriptive and comic. The album at times feels like it was built on uncertainties; some purely practical and some emotional obstacles were present around the start of writing.”
Twerps are a very collaborative band, with most songs being written in rehearsal rooms. “Obviously, we write the lyrics separately, but the band is best when everyone is being creative,” muses Julia. “Rick and Alex are big voices in the stylistic direction of the band. Rick is a genuinely curious mind and also a vast library of musical reference. As a graphic designer, he has a much more sophisticated ability to interpret and articulate ideas than most people I know, and he has introduced Martin and me to some of Twerps’ most coveted influences. Bringing Alex to the band also meant introducing another songwriter. He probably has made ten more records than us collectively and has been a real burst of energy in the band due to his militant
work ethic and enthusiasm for productivity.”
Range Anxiety is a worthy showcase of the creativity and vitality Twerps bring to their music. At first listen, nods to The Go-Betweens and the band’s beloved Flying Nun influences are clear, but upon closer examination, Twerps expand into a sound uniquely their own.
Twerps are Martin Frawley (guitar, vocals); Rick Milovanovic (bass, vocals,synthesizer); Alex Macfarlane (drums, guitar, vocals); and Julia McFarlane (guitar, vocals, keyboards).
1. House Keys
2. I Don’t Mind
3. Back to You
5. New Moves
6. White as Snow
8. Simple Feelings
10. Fern Murderers
11. Cheap Education
12. Love at First Sight
13. Empty Road
Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It's both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn't all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by frontwoman Maria Brink, the Los Angeles hard rock outfit strikes with a seductive metallic bite on their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Black Widow.
"Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness," explains Maria. "She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That's the album."
"We went into this with the title Black Widow," says lead guitarist Chris Howorth. "It fits the image of Maria as this powerful heroine. If you think of the boys in the audience watching our stage show, she's like the black widow pulling them all in."
The record, the first for the band on Atlantic Records, picks up where the group's 2012 breakthrough, Blood, left off. That album saw In This Moment debut at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest chart position to date, and eventually sold over 250,000 units in the U.S. alone. It also spawned the single "Blood," which rose to #9 on the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock Songs charts. A sold out headline tour, HELLPOP, followed, as well as appearances at the Uproar Festival and Rock On The Range, and jaunts with Shinedown and Papa Roach. After the whirlwind of Blood subsided, Maria and Chris retreated to Las Vegas in February 2014 to begin working on what would become Black Widow with longtime producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch].
1. The Infection
2. Sex Metal Barbie
3. Big Bad Wolf
4. Dirty Pretty
5. Black Widow
6. Sexual Hallucination (feat. Brent Smith)
7. Sick Like Me
1. Bloody Creature Poster Girl
2. The Fighter
4. Natural Born Sinner
5. Into The Darkness
6. Out Of Hell
For The Dodos “the best time to make a record is right after you’ve finished one” says vocalist and guitarist Meric Long. Having just wrapped up the sessions for their previous record Carrier, and fired up on the level of comfort achieved with brothers Jay and Ian Pellicci at Tiny Telephone studio, the duo immediately began laying to tape the batch of songs that would result in their latest and sixth record, entitled Individ.
“In a lot of ways making this record brought us back to making Visiter,” Long says, “relying heavily on the movement that occurs between just two instruments, guitar and drums. From the first take of the first song we tracked, things sounded huge and that set the tone for the entire thing.”
A purveyor and survivor of Britpop (with band Squeeze), solo artist, author, and television presenter, Jools Holland is prominent as one of British music’s most recognized and trustworthy.
A couple of years back, Holland’s talent for composition was refreshed with 2012’s The Golden Age Of Song, a star-studded effort. Holland must have had the itch to repeat that highly successful and pleasant experience, only this time around he’s kept it between him and the ladies. What emerges is 14 tracks of originals and reworked gems starring some of the best female voices in the business.
What Holland nails here are his choices of leading ladies for each track, which offer so much in the way of delightfully surprising and sublime covers. Jamaican songstress Ruby Turner sasses up Ray Charles’ Jumpin’ In The Morning, our own pop princess Kylie Minogue puts her pout to The Clash’s Should I Stay Or Should I Go, and Emeli Sandé admirably takes on 1920s standard Love Me Or Leave Me. Among the standouts, though, are Louise Marshall’s A Vow, a poem by one of Holland’s favourite English poets, Wendy Cope; Joss Stone’s soulful attack in Letting Me Down; and the playful ska in Monkey Man, brought to life by the late, great Amy Winehouse.
Holland’s orchestra never falters, nor do the man’s fingers on the ivories, and running throughout is a vibrant sense of celebration for not only these skilfull lasses but for the sheer act of making music with many different talents.
-Carley Hall (The Music)
1. Jumping In the Morning - By Jools Holland & Ruby Turner
2. Letting Me Down - By Jools Holland & Joss Stone
3. Love Me Or Leave Me - By Jools Holland & Emeli Sandé
4. A Vow - By Jools Holland & Louise Marshall
5. Monkey Man - By Jools Holland & Amy Winehouse
6. Should I Stay Or should I Go - By Jools Holland & Kylie Minogue
7. Sweet Bitter Love - By Jools Holland & Mabel Ray
8. See-Line Woman - By Jools Holland & Laura Mvula
9. Lost Mind - By Jools Holland & Rumer
10. Top To Bottom Boogie - By Jools Holland & Imelda May
11. Night & Day - By Jools Holland & KT Tunstall
12. I Wish - By Jools Holland & Melanie C
13. I Still Went Wrong - By Jools Holland & Ruby Turner
14. Ain't Misbehavin' - By Jools Holland & Eartha Kitt
Rats In Your Bed‘s short but sweet song structures mix Chandos’ pop sensibility with dread and urgency, creating a tense energy that gives the group a sound they feel they can call their own. The Boston-based group honed its craft in the local house show scene bands like Speedy Ortiz, Grass is Green, and Guerilla Toss also call home.
“It’s usually after a night of too many whiskey sours that I’ll lock myself away to get some writing done” singer and guitarist Dan Coulson admits. “If I’m at the tail end of a long weekend, I’m much more likely to find a chord or melody I find interesting and work off that. I think that’s where the album gets a good amount of its tension from, the fact that it was created in a setting of regret or self doubt.”
While this is not the trio’s first release, it is the first of this fashion. The band’s first two self-recorded EPs were
self-released on tape. “While the DIY approach was a great and fulfilling process, we felt the sound we developed needed a boost in quality,” says drummer Julian Moore, who also plays with Sneeze. The band intends to reach a wider audience with a higher fidelity, but not too high. “It’s definitely a pretty dirty sounding record,” according to bassist Sean Tracy. “It’s dirty, but more so that it sounds aggressive and tight, it’s not totally blown out by any means. Between the guitar and bass, there’s enough distortion to go around for everyone.”
For Chandos’ first studio sessions, they teamed up with engineer Ryan Stack of Format Audio (Now, Now; The
World Is…) where they recorded the instruments over a two day span. Vocals were finished in Chandos’ practice space/makeshift studio. The result is a record of dissonant, fast-paced, anxiety-filled pop songs containing endless drum fills, distorted strings, and vocals that teeter on the edge of frustration and desperation.
1. Drug Bros
2. Cobra Points
3. Rats In Your Bed
5. Fluorescence : Light :: Cubicles : Life
6. Swim Gym
7. ..Pretty Sure It’s ‘Tang Top’
8. Feel My Heat
10. Everyone’s an Expert
11. Early Peakers
Born in Louisville, raised in Georgia, educated in Michigan and bouncing between California and New York ever since, he has spent the last decade exploring a variety of approaches to psychedelic collage. In his audio
recordings, songs, videos, sculptures, digital paintings, chalk murals & written work he has attempted to harness the humour and ambiguous poignancy specific to the experience of dreaming.
The latest addition to Schuster-Craig’s unique and under-exposed body of work comes in the form of Teaspoon To The Ocean, his debut album for Weird World. The eleven acid-country pop songs of Teaspoon To The
Ocean combine the cut-up lyrical style of avant garde literary great Gertrude Stein with influences ranging from Lindsay Buckingham to Meat Puppets by way of Roy Orbison, Gary Numan and Indonesian Campursari
and Vietnamese slide guitar playing.
1. Remove A Tooth
2. In Between
4. The Waves
5. Situations In Love
6. World Of Machines
8. The Many
10. Melt Me
11. Wild Wind
“This is otherworldly soulful pop for now people” – Bruce Warren, WXPN/Paste Magazine
“… plays like a loose, sometimes literate, and often wry slacker song cycle about love, life, and good times.” – All Music
On Drgn King’s sophomore long player frontman Dominic Angelella tells the story of growing up in Baltimore, “Mobtown” (these days they like to call it “Charm City.”). The songs revolve around a community of disenfranchised kids looking for kicks while trying to make a world they can call their own. An underground punk rock scene in a church basement flourishes until drug abuse and other mayhem derails their DIY
dream. Baltimore Crush is a song cycle that trips through time, re-visiting rock ‘n’ roll ghosts, churning in the undertow of the present and imagining worlds to come. Angelella’s guitar playing is matched by Ritz Reynold’s keyboard soundscapes and a dynamic rhythm section that drive the songs home.
1. In The Future
2. St. Toms
3. Afraid Of
5. Alchemist’s Lament
6. Don’t Trust The Sad Boys
7. Hazy Memories
8. Lovers Rock
9. Fail Big
10. Solo Harp
With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds’ wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds’ music is inspired and authentic.
It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds 3), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz. He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians. It was at this time that he befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began. Tim eventually decided to relocate to Santa Fe, NM, and pursue a solo career. His musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that Reynolds is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today. After a number of years in New Mexico, Reynolds relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007. After a chance meeting with two talented musicians, bass player
Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier, a few rehearsals later and several stealth appearances throughout North Carolina, Reynolds decided to resurrect the electric TR3 and they’ve been touring ever since.
2. New Solutions
3. Everything I Believe In
4. In The Zone
5. All Over The Place
7. Mystery Calling
9. Missile coming At You
10. Running From People
11. The Glow
13. Something in the Air
For the past 14 years, Elephant Micah's Joseph O'Connell has quietly self-released his music, sometimes collaborating with the psych-folk imprint Time-Lag Records or other very small labels. Despite the project's almost secretive status, Elephant Micah has repeatedly caught the attention of NPR, and has been championed by an impressive cohort of like-minded artists including Jason Molina, Hiss Golden Messenger, Dark Dark Dark, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
1. By the Canal
2. No Underground
3. Albino Animals
4. Slow Time Vultures
5. Demise of the Bible Birds
6. Monarch Gardeners
7. Light Side
8. Rare Beliefs
Originally released by Blue Note Records in 1961, “Mosaic” by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. Performing with Blakey, “Mosiac” features critically-acclaimed jazz greats like Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and Curtis Fuller. This version of The Jazz Messengers performed together from 1961 through 1964.
2. Down Under
3. Children of the Night
Originally released by Blue Note Records in 1966, and featuring two bassists, “Unit Structures” by free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
2. Enter, Evening
3. Unit Structure/As of a Now/Section
4. Tales (8 Whisps)
“Adam’s Apple” by Grammy®-award winner, Wayne Shorter will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. Recorded in 1966, this is Shorter’s tenth album. This album includes the first recording of Shorter’s composition “Footprints” which was later recorded by the Miles Davis Quintet.
1. Adam’s Apple
2. 502 Blues (Drinkin’ and Drivin’)
3. El Gaucho
6. Chief Crazy Horse
SHADYXV will be the 15th release from Shady Records and the 4-LP collection will be split between brand new tracks from Shady Records recording artists including Eminem, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, + special guests, and greatest hits tracks from Shady Records’ prominent releases.
2. Psychopath Killer
3. Die Alone
5. Y'all Ready Know
6. Guts Over Fear
3. Fine Line
5. Right For Me
6. Detroit Vs. Everybody
1. I Get Money
2. Purple Pills
3. Lose Yourself
4. Cry Now
5. Let's Roll
6. Hammer Dance
8. You Don't Know
1. My Band
2. Wanna Know
4. The Setup
5. In Da Club
6. Fight Music
7. Pop The Trunk
Released in 1999, Houston-born pianist Jason Moran’s impressive, debut album “Soundtrack To Human Motion” will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
1. Gangsterism On Canvas
2. Snake Stance
3. Le Tombeau De Couperin/States Of Art
4. Still Moving
5. Jamo Meets Samo
9. Release From Suffering
10. Root Progression
Recorded in 1964, Herbie Hancock’s “Empyrean Isles,” will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. “Empyrean Isles” was Hancock’s fourth album for Blue Note and features Freddie Hubbard on cornet. This release debuts two of Hancock's most treasured songs, “One Finger Snap” and “Cantaloupe Island.”
1. One Finger Snap
2. Oliloqui Valley
3. Cantaloupe Island
4. The Egg
In 2014 UMe/Mercury reissued RUSH’s self-titled debut on heavy-weight vinyl in celebration of the album’s 40th anniversary. Now in 2015, let the RUSH 40 celebration continue with "12 Months of RUSH" reissues – in chronological order - starting with "Fly By Night". During the "12 Months of RUSH" all 14 Mercury albums will be remastered on 200-gram heavy-weight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road, all from original analogue masters. The 1975 release of "Fly By Night" was the first to feature drummer Neil Peart, who also became the band’s lyricist. The singles included the title track and “Making Memories". "Fly By Night" reached #113 on the Billboard chart, going platinum in both the U.S. and Canada.
2. Best I Can
3. Beneath, Between & Behind
4. By-Tor And The Snow Dog
5. Fly By Night
6. Making Memories
8. In The End
Tagged in the music press as a "Swedish supergroup", Amason are the collective talents of Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow), Gustav Ejstes (Dungen), Petter Winnberg (Little Majorette), Amanda Bergman (Hajen, Idiot Wind), and Nils Tornqvist (Little Majorette).
5. Went To War
8. Yellow Moon
10. Pink Amason
During the recording sessions Twiztid would keep the studio pitch black except for 6 lit candles scattered around the studio floor. They recorded until the early morning for weeks on end. Madrox and Monoxide took it back to their roots, they had the mind set of their first studio album Mostasteless and reinvented the creepy story telling music of their past. Behind every light, there's a darkness, come take a journey into Hell with The Demented Duo.
1. Why Won't You Answer
2. Afraid Of The Dark
3. In Hell
4. Back To Hell
5. Problems With Medication
6. A Little Fucked Up
7. Boogieman Skit
9. Down Here
10. Dr. Weasel
12. Take It Away
13. On And On
14. No Breaks
16. The Exorcism
18. Mind Goes Mad
19. A Place In The Woods w/Blaze Ya Dead Homie (Seven Remix)