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  • A Deeper Understanding A Deeper Understanding Quick View

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    A Deeper Understanding

    The War On Drugs has announced their fourth full-length album, A Deeper Understanding, set for release via Atlantic Records. A Deeper Understanding is the band's first album since 2014's universally acclaimed Lost In The Dream, and their debut album with Atlantic.

    For much of the three and a half year period since the release of Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs' frontman, Adam Granduciel, led the charge for his Philadelphia-based sextet as he holed up in studios in New York and Los Angeles to write, record, edit, and tinker-but, above all, to busy himself in work. Teaming up with engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), Granduciel challenged the notion of what it means to create a fully realized piece of music in today's modern landscape. Calling on his bandmates - bassist Dave Hartley, keyboarding Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez -- continuously throughout the process, the result is a band record in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn. Through those years of relocation, the revisiting and reexamining of endless hours of recordings, unbridled exploration, and exuberance, Granduciel's gritty love of his craft succeeded in pushing the band to great heights.

    1. Up All Night
    2. Pain
    3. Holding On
    4. Strangest Thing
    5. Knocked Down
    6. Nothing To Find
    7. Thinking of a Place
    8. In Chains
    9. Clean Living
    10. You Don't Have To Go
    The War On Drugs
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  • Eternal Kingdom Eternal Kingdom Quick View

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    Eternal Kingdom

    At long last, Cult Of Luna's 5th album, Eternal Kingdom, is available on vinyl once more! The first pressing of this album sold out on pre-order way back when the album was released in 2008 and has never been reprinted until now.
    LP 1
    1. Owlwood
    2. Eternal Kingdom
    3. Ghost Trail
    4. The Lure (Interlude)

    LP 2
    1. Mire Deep
    2. The Great Migration
    3. Osterbotten
    4. Curse
    5. Ugín
    6. Following Betulas

    Cult Of Luna
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  • Excitable Boy Excitable Boy Quick View

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    Excitable Boy

    The Jackson Browne/Waddy Wachtel produced album Excitable Boy broke Warren Zevon's career wide open in 1978. Empowered by decadence and excess not to mention a gang of collaborators that included Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, Zevon turned out unforgettable classics like Werewolves Of London, Johnny Strikes Up the Band and Lawyers, Guns And Money among others. This 180g audiophile vinyl reissue features half-speed mastering from the original Asylum vault tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering. Includes original graphics, lyrics and poly sleeve.
    1. Johnny Strikes up the Band
    2. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
    3. Excitable Boy
    4. Werewolves of London
    5. Accidentally Like a Martyr
    6. Night Time in the Switching Yard
    7. Veracruz
    8. Tenderness on the Block
    9. Lawyers, Guns and Money
    Warren Zevon
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980 Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980 Quick View

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    Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980

    For those unfamiliar with Document and Eyewitness, it really doesn't do it justice to describe it simply as a collection of live recordings from three turn-of-the-80s Wire gigs. What makes it more than that is the unorthodox nature of the main performance and the way it was presented on record. The centrepiece of the original vinyl release was a recording of the final gig of Wire's 70s phase. Wire's set was composed of largely new (and often under-rehearsed) work,accompanied by a series of artistic actions and interventions.

    The evening was memorable for the unusually hostile reaction from sections of the audience, which has perhaps elevated it beyond a simple passing moment. If the crowd was expecting a standard gig, the level of outrage, expressed in vociferous abuse suggested that the band's intentions were lost on those in attendance, who were instead confounded by the apparent artistic pretensions on display. The approach was to couple selected live tracks with a spoken commentary on the proceedings by long-term Wire fans Adrian Garston and Russell Mills. Hence the title, Document and Eyewitness. For the album, the Electric Ballroom material was supplemented with recordings from a July 1979 show at the Notre Dame Hall (a straightforward band performance), along with one track from a 1979 gig in Montreux.

    1. 5/10 (Electric Ballroom Version)
    2. 12XU (Fragment) (Electric Ballroom Version)
    3. Underwater Experiences (Electric Ballroom Version)
    4. Everything's Going to Be Nice (Electric Ballroom Version)
    5. Piano Tuner (Keep Strumming Those Fucking Guitars) (Electric Ballroom Version)
    6. We Meet Under Tables (Electric Ballroom Version)
    7. ZEGK HOQP (Electric Ballroom Version)
    8. Eastern Standard (Electric Ballroom Version)
    9. Instrumental (Thrown Bottle) (Electric Ballroom Version)
    10. Eels Sang Lino (Electric Ballroom Version)
    11. Revealing Trade Secrets (Electric Ballroom Version)
    12. And Then.. Coda (Electric Ballroom Version)
    13. Go Ahead (Notre Dame Version)
    14. Ally in Exile (Notre Dame Version)
    15. Relationship (Notre Dame Version)
    16. Underwater Experiences (Notre Dame Version)
    17. Witness to the Fact (Notre Dame Version)
    18. Two People in a Room (Notre Dame Version)
    19. Our Swimmer (Notre Dame Version)
    20. Heartbeat (Montreux Version)
    21. Our Swimmer (Single Version)
    22. Midnight Bahnhof CafÉ (Single Version)
    23. Second Length (Our Swimmr)
    24. Catapault 30
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Pageant Material Pageant Material Quick View

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    Pageant Material

    Second album from country music artist Kacey Musgraves.
    1. High Time
    2. Dime Store Cowgirl
    3. Late To The Party
    4. Pageant Material
    5. This Town
    6. Biscuits
    7. Somebody To Love
    8. Miserable
    9. Die Fun
    10. Family Is Family
    11. Good Ol' Boys Club
    12. Cup Of Tea
    13. Fine
    Kacey Musgraves
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  • Survival Survival Quick View

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    Features Original Artwork

    Containing what is considered Marley's most defiant and politically charged statement to date, Survival concerns itself with the expressed solidarity of not only Africa, but of humanity at large. The album was controversial right down to the jacket, which contains a crude schematic of the stowage compartment of a typical transatlantic slave ship.

    Survival is intended as a wake-up call for everyman to resist and fight oppression in all of its insidious forms. From Tyrone Downie's opening synthesizer strains on So Much Trouble in the World to the keyboard accents emerging throughout Zimbabwe, the sounds of Survival are notably modern. The overwhelming influence of contemporary African music is also cited with the incorporation of brass, á la Fela Kuti and his horn-driven Africa '70. While Top Rankin', Ride Natty Ride, and Wake Up and Live are the most obvious to benefit from this influence, there are other and often more subtle inspirations scattered throughout. Survival could rightly be considered a concept album. Marley had rarely been so pointed and persistent in his content. The days of the musical parable are more or less replaced by direct and confrontational lyrics.

    From the subversive Zimbabwe -- which affirms the calls for the revolution and ultimate liberation of the South African country -- to the somewhat more introspective and optimistic Africa Unite, the message of this album is clearly a call to arms for those wanting to abolish the subjugation and tyranny of not only Africans, but all humankind. Likewise, Survival reinforces the image of Marley as a folk hero to those suffering from oppression.

    1. So Much Trouble In The World
    2. Zimbabwe
    3. Top Rankin'
    4. Babylon System
    5. Survival
    6. Africa Unite
    7. One Drop
    8. Ride Natty Ride
    9. Ambush In The Night
    10. Wake Up And Live
    Bob Marley
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Purpose Purpose Quick View

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    The highly anticipated album features his recent hit singles "What Do You Mean," and "Where Are U Now," and
    draws influence from an array of genres and collaborations. The iconic album chronicles Justin's personal and
    artistic growth, as he solidifies his place among the biggest stars of our time. Purpose is one of those undeniable future classic albums that redefines an era and a sets the agenda for a new wave of pop.
    1. Mark My Words
    2. I'll Show You
    3. What Do You Mean?

    4. Sorry
    5. Love Yourself

    6. Company
    7. No Pressure
    8. No Sense
    9. The Feeling
    10. Life Is Worth Living

    11. Where Are Ü Now
    12. Children
    13. Purpose
    Justin Bieber
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  • Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Quick View

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    Avril Lavigne


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Gatefold Sleeve

    Includes 4-Page Booklet

    Featuring The Hit-singles "Here's To Never Growing Up," "Rock N Roll," And "Let Me Go"

    Avril Lavigne is the fifth studio album by Avril Lavigne. It was released in 2013.

    Lavigne collaborated with numerous producers including Martin Johnson, Peter Svensson, David Hodges, Matt Squire and her then-partner Chad Kroeger. The album features a more pop and upbeat sound combined with power and piano ballads. Avril Lavigne also incorporates electronic music, industrial and punk rock. The album features two vocal collaborations: Kroeger and American industrial metal singer Marilyn Manson.

    The album debuted in the Top 5 in album-charts of the US, Canada, Japan, China and many other countries.

    Five singles were released from the album. Its lead single Here's To Never Growing Up peaked at number one on the in Taiwan and The Philippines. Other singles, including the duet with Chad Kroeger Let Me Go, Rock n Roll, Hello Kitty and Give You What You Like became successful international hits.

    Avril Lavigne received two award nominations; The Juno Award for best Pop Album and World Music Award for World's Best Album.

    1. Rock N Roll
    2. Here's To Never Growing Up
    3. 17
    4. Bitchin' Summer
    5. Let Me Go Feat. Chad Kroeger
    6. Give You What You Like
    7. Bad Girl Feat. Marilyn Manson
    8. Hello Kitty
    9. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
    10. Sippin' On Sunshine
    11. Hello Heartache
    12. Falling Fast
    13. Hush Hush
    Avril Lavigne
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Push Pull Push Pull Quick View

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    Push Pull

    Ten million albums sold worldwide, countless top-notch chart positions and a hit that seems as fresh as ever: when newcomers Hoobastank released their second album / smash hit The Reason in 2003, the rock world held its breath in awe. Nowadays, Hoobastank are still going strong as one of the biggest American rock acts of our time, and are set to release their most varied and thrilling effort so far: their sixth full length Push Pull, lovingly fine-tuned by legendary producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5). The feather-light hooks of 'More Beautiful' will have you enamored in seconds, whilst the compelling chorus of 'True Believer' pulls you in for a tight embrace. The title track is brimming with pop goodness and displays the band`s versatility, while 'We Don`t Need The World', with its balladesque undertones, plays Hoobastank`s iconic trump card and rounds off an album that easily is one of the strongest of this much-praised hit factory!
    1. Don't Look Away
    2. Push Pull
    3. More Beautiful
    4. Head Over Heels (Tears For Fears cover)
    5. True Believer
    6. Just Let Go (Who Cares If We Fall)
    7. Better Left Unsaid
    8. We Don't Need The World
    9. Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)
    10. Fallen Star
    11. There Will Never Be Another
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  • Time Machine (Awaiting Repress) Time Machine (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Time Machine (Awaiting Repress)


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time!

    Gatefold & Printed Innersleeves

    Exclusive Artwork Created By Peter Curzon, Storm Studis

    On Air is the second solo release by Alan Parsons following the split of The Alan Parsons Project, however the album's chief creative force was the Project's long-time guitarist, Ian Bairnson. Its concept revolves around the history of airborne exploration. Musically, this album is very different from Try Anything Once and the Alan Parsons Project albums, opting for more of a soft rock sound and a stable band line-up rather than the funky rhythms, symphonic flares, or rotating vocalists of the past.

    1. The Time Machine (Part 1)
    2. Temporalia
    3. Out Of The Blue
    4. Call Up
    5. Ignorance Is Bliss
    6. Rubber Universe
    7. No Future In The Past
    8. Press Rewind
    9. The Very Last Time
    10. Far Ago And Long Away
    11. The Time Machine (Part 2)
    12. Dr. Evil Edit
    Alan Parsons
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Soho Lights Soho Lights Quick View

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    Soho Lights

    1. Road To Paradise
    2. Sympathetic Lies
    3. Pessimist
    4. Stay Up
    5. I Don't Want To (Love You)
    6. Everything I Want
    7. Here's To You
    8. Diamond Child
    9. Taking It All
    10. Sandra D
    11. Take You Home
    12. You Hero
    13. Live for Rock

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  • Walk Of Shame Walk Of Shame Quick View

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    Walk Of Shame

    Walk Of Shame is the debut album from IAMSOUND recording artist Nikki Lane. Throughout the 12-song set, Lane weaves in and out of ballads of heartache, one-night stands, leaving, lust and longing. She plays the rambler and sometimes drunkard with such an ardent aptitude shed fit right in alongside classic country icons like Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. Walk Of Shame was produced by David Cobb (Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings, Secret Sisters) and Lewis Pesacov of Fool's Gold (Best Coast).
    1. Lies
    2. Walk of Shame
    3. Coming Home to You
    4. Gone, Gone, Gone
    5. Sleep For You
    6. Look Away
    7. Hard Livin'
    8. Save You
    9. Come Away Joe
    10. Blue Star In The Sky
    11. I Can't Be Satisfied
    12. 30 Days In (vinyl only bonus track)
    Nikki Lane
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  • Bobby Rush - Upstairs At United, Vol 11 Bobby Rush - Upstairs At United, Vol 11 Quick View

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    Bobby Rush - Upstairs At United, Vol 11

    On February 4th, 2014, 73 year old Grammy nominated blues and R&B legend Bobby Rush added a generous helping of all analog, direct to tape, soul to Upstairs at United series. The set opens with a blistering take on the Beatles ''Come Together'' where most of the vocal is ''sung'' by the harmonica, followed by a sultry take on Otis Redding's ''Hard To Handle.'' Side two starts with a newly penned gem ''Why Do They Act Like That'' and finishes with Floyd-ish take on a Bobby Rush classic, ''2 Eyes Full of Tears.'' As traditional to the series, these recordings were done live to tape above the mechanical hum of the record presses at United Record Pressing then cut as a 45 RPM 12'' EP for the optimum listening experience.
    1. Come Together (Beatles)
    2. Hard to Handle (Otis Redding)
    3. Why Do They Act Like That
    4. 2 Eyes Full of Tears
    Bobby Rush
    12 Vinyl LP 45RPM - Sealed Buy Now
  • Empyrean Isles Empyrean Isles Quick View

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    Empyrean Isles

    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
    Herbie Hancock
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • The White Tape (Awaiting Repress) The White Tape (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The White Tape (Awaiting Repress)

    Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, Phish (aka The White Tape) was created from four-track recordings which the band and band members mixed, dubbed and circulated as a demo. It consists of an assortment of four-track recordings from 1984-1985 including four songs recorded by
    all the existing members of Phish as a band: Alumni Blues, AC/DC Bag, Slave To The Traffic Light and Dog Gone Dog (a/k/a Dog Log). The
    balance was recorded separately by the band members and blended together from 4-track cassettes to create the album as we know it. Trey
    has said The White Tape exemplifies, perhaps more than any other studio effort, the band's unbridled creative freedom of the day. The
    White Tape highlights Phish's early development with ethereal soundscapes and interesting sketches on Phish's classics-to-be such as an
    acoustic The Divided Sky as it existed then and even an acapella rendering of You Enjoy Myself.

    In 1998, The White Tape was re-mastered from the 2-track cassette master and sold as the first CD from the band's extensive archives.
    The original art for the cassette demo was created by Trey himself and was updated for the CD and LP release by artist Jim Pollock. A snapshot
    in time, The White Tape is a must-have for any fan and a perfect introduction to the band's studio work.

    1. Alumni Blues
    2. And So To Bed
    3. You Enjoy Myself
    4. AC/DC Bag
    5. Fuck Your Face
    6. The Divided Sky
    7. Slave To The Traffic Light
    8. Aftermath
    9. Ingest
    10. NO2
    11. Fluff's Travels
    12. Dog Gone Dog
    13. He Ent To The Bog
    14. Run Like An Antelope
    15. Minkin
    16. Letter to Jimmy Page
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Schumann & Grieg Piano Concertos Schumann & Grieg Piano Concertos Quick View

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    Schumann & Grieg Piano Concertos

    180 Gram Vinyl

    Newly presented on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl pressings, Decca are proud to present iconic albums from the
    analogue era back on vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at optimal GmbH, each release has been
    carefully mastered from the original Decca analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios. In this classic recording, pianist Radu Lupu records the piano concertos of Schumann and Grieg and AndrÉ Previn leads the London Symphony Orchestra.

    1. Allegro affettuoso
    2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso)
    3. Allegro vivace
    4. Allegro molto moderato

    5. Adagio
    6. Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Quasi presto - Andante maestoso
    Radu Lupu & The London Symphony Orchestra
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  • Brandy Brandy Quick View

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    Brandy is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer Brandy. It was originally released by Atlantic Records on September 27, 1994. The album contains a range of contemporary genres, mixing soft hip hop soul, pop, and contemporary mid-1990s R&B.
    1. Movin' On
    2. Baby
    3. Best Friend
    4. I Wanna Be Down
    5. I Dedicate (Part I)
    6. Brokenhearted
    7. I'm Yours
    8. Sunny Day
    9. As Long As You're Here
    10. Always On My Mind
    11. I Dedicate (Part II)
    12. Love Is On My Side
    13. Give Me You
    14. I Dedicate (Part III)
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  • Castlevania (Music From The Netflix Original Series) Castlevania (Music From The Netflix Original Series) Quick View

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    Castlevania (Music From The Netflix Original Series)

    Morris creates an exhilarating backdrop with intense orchestration - Tom Owen, Bloody Disgusting
    LP 1
    1. Main Title
    2. Wallachia 1455
    3. Lisa Of Lupu
    4. The True Science
    5. Vlad Searches For Lisa
    6. No More Do I Travel As A Man
    7. There Are No Innocents
    8. Hordes Descend on Targoviste
    9. Murdenu Tavern
    10. Tavern Brawl
    11. Bloody Gresit
    12. Bit Of Dried Goat
    13. Alley Fight
    14. We Can't Turn Away
    15. Trevor Fights The Cyclops
    16. War For The Soul Of Our People

    LP 2
    1. Twilight Descends
    2. I'm Trevor Belmont
    3. Trevor Fights The Mob
    4. Let Me Kiss You
    5. I Fight For Myself
    6. Night Hordes Besiege Gresit
    7. There's An Army Of Us
    8. Trevor And Sypha In The Catacombs
    9. Alucard Rises
    10. Trevor Fights Alucard
    11. Hunter, Scholar, Soldie

    Trevor Morris
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  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers - The Complete Recordings (Pre-Order) The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers - The Complete Recordings (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers - The Complete Recordings (Pre-Order)

    5x 180 Gram Blue Colored Vinyl Box Set

    Housed In A Collector's Box With A Blue Leather-Style Spine

    Limited To 8000 Individually Numbered Copies

    THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS - THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS on vinyl for the first time as a 5-LP boxed set. Housed in a collector's box with a blue leather-style spine, the collection is limited to 8,000 individually numbered copies on blue vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. Glamdring
    2. Elven Rope
    3. Lost In Emyn Muil
    4. My Precious
    5.Uglúk's Warriors
    6. The Three Hunters
    7. The Banishment of Éomer
    8. Night Camp
    9. The Plains Of Rohan
    10. Fangorn
    11. The Dead Marshes

    LP 2
    1. Wraiths On Wings
    2. Gandalf the White
    3. The Dreams Of Trees
    4. The Heir of Númenor
    5. Ent-draught
    6. Edoras
    7. The Court Of Meduseld
    8. ThÉoden King / The Funeral of ThÉodred (feat. Miranda Otto)
    9. The King's Decision

    LP 3
    1. Exodus From Edoras
    2. The Forests Of Ithilien
    3. One of the Dúnedain / Evenstar (feat. Isabel Bayrakdarian)
    4. The Wolves of Isengard
    5. Refuge At Helm's Deep
    6. The Voice Of Saruman
    7. Arwen's Fate / The Grace of the Valar (feat. Sheila Chandra)
    8. The Story Foretold

    LP 4
    1. Sons Of The Steward
    2. Rock And Pool
    3. Faramir's Good Council
    4. Aragorn's Return
    5. War Is Upon Us
    6. Where Is The Horse And The Rider?
    7. The Host Of The Eldar
    8. The Battle Of The Hornburg
    9. The Breach Of The Deeping Wall
    10. The Entmoot Decides

    LP 5
    1. Retreat / Haldir's Lament (feat. Elizabeth Fraser)
    2. Master Peregrin's Plan
    3. The Last March of the Ents (feat. Ben Del Maestro)
    4. The Nazgûl Attack
    5. ThÉoden Rides Forth (feat. Ben Del Maestro)
    6. The Tales That Really Matter
    7. Long Ways to Go Yet / Gollum's Song (feat. Emiliana Torrini)

    Howard Shore
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Splendido Hotel (Speakers Corner) Splendido Hotel (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Splendido Hotel (Speakers Corner)

    Just how much creative gunpowder had Al Di Meola ignited in his early career? First of all there was the flamenco firework in the best-seller Elegant Gypsy, and secondly his mega-successful live album resulting from a summit meeting in San Francisco with Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin. After this great start it was no wonder that such prominent colleagues as Jan Hammer, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson and Les Paul were eager to participate in the present album Splendido Hotel.

    This great line-up of musicians produce a rich, saturated sound and create numerous 'flavours' in this cocktail of sounds, which - as a double LP - can be likened to a fantastic long drink, as it were. Di Meola's idea of fusion starts off in the opening number as a slow, sluggish oriental-like melody, which develops to take on a rock rhythm. High-speed and lovingly detailed flamenco such as is found in Splendido Sundance alternates with subtle rhythms (Two To Tango) and good-humoured lighter numbers with an electronic undertone such as Roller Jubilee and a funky version of Bert Kaempfert's Spanish Eyes. With this great mix, the musicians create a wonderful atmosphere in which every Latin aficionado will feel at home.


    • Al Di Meola (guitar, cello, drums, percussion)

    • Chick Corea (piano)

    • Les Paul (guitar)

    • Jan Hammer (synthesizer)

    • Anthony Jackson (bass)

    • Mingo Lewis (conga, bongo, percussion

    • Philippe Saisse (keyboards, marimba)

    • Steve Gadd (drums)

    • Eddie Colon (percussion)

    Recording: 1979 at CBS Recording and Electric Lady Studios, New York, by Dave Palmer and Love Castle Studios, Los Angeles, by Bernie Kisch

    Production: Al Di Meola and Philip Roberge

    About Speakers Corner

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    LP 1
    1. Alien Chase On Arabian Desert
    2. Silent Story In Her Eyes

    3. Roller Jubilee
    4. Two To Tango
    5. Al Di's Dream Theme

    LP 2
    1. Dinner Music Of The Gods

    2. Splendido Sundance
    3. I Can Tell
    4. Spanish Eyes
    5. Isfahan
    6. Bianca's Midnight Lullaby

    Al Di Meola
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPS Sealed Buy Now
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