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  • Tchaikovsky - 1812 (Discontinued) Tchaikovsky - 1812 (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky - 1812 (Discontinued)

    This recording dates from the beginning of Andre Previn's golden era at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra and has been newly cut at EMI's Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo EMI Master Tapes. Produced and engineered by the legendary EMI team of Christopher Bishop and Christopher Palmer and pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl.


    EMI made the recording in both stereo and quadraphonic, an early attempt at surround sound for the now defunct SQ vinyl format. HiQ has used the superior balance of the stereo master tapes.


    If anyone still has a lingering suspicion that a former Hollywood film composer and jazz pianist might compromise on musical standards, let him hear this... with superb recording which allows for inner clarity in a rich texture, with fine discipline and sharp rhythmic pointing (sforzandos meticulously observed), the musical qualities are reinforced... this is a record to satisfy the most discriminating... - Edward Greenfield, Gramophone, July 1973.


    Features:

    180g Audiophile Vinyl

    Cut from original stereo EMI Master Tapes at EMI's Abbey Road Studios

    Original album artwork


    Musicians:
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Andre Previn


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    1. 1812 Overture, Op. 49
    2. March Slave, Op. 31
    3. Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
    Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
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  • Rossini - Overtures (Speakers Corner) Rossini - Overtures (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Rossini - Overtures (Speakers Corner)

    Although Gioacchino Rossini wrote 39 operas, they are rarely heard today - with the exception of The Barber of Seville. Many of his overtures have, however, remained extremely popular. This record presents five of them which were composed between 1812 and 1829. Rossini's orchestral works are famous for the magic of the almost inevitable "Rossini crescendo". The composer is said to have been so disheartened by the failure of his last opera William Tell that he gave up composing, and took his talents into the kitchen. He was an excellent cook and one can well imagine how the rich melodic inspiration of his overtures was transferred to his menus.



    Pierro Gamba's masterly interpretations convey the structure of the compositions, while the London Symphony Orchestra certainly sets off the fireworks.



    The sound quality has lost nothing of its brilliance and musically the recordings are of a very high standard, clear and animated.





    Musicians:



    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Pierino Gamba (conductor)




    Recording: May 1957 by Roy Wallace

    Production: James Walker





    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.



    1. The Thieving Magpie
    2. The Silken Ladder
    3. The Barber of Seville
    4. Seimramide
    5. William Tell
    Pierino Gamba with London Symphony Orchestra
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  • Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (Speakers Corner) Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (Speakers Corner)

    The 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky's musical tribute to celebrate victory over Napoleon's army, is one of those 19th-century works which is seldom performed in the concert hall due to the enormous number of instruments it requires. This programmatic symphonic work with its battlefield participants - male-voice choir, bell chimes, percussion, and cannon-fire - requires the utmost from everyone involved, from the tutti strings right up to the balance engineer.



    The gratifying result of a production made with only the very best ingredients can now be enjoyed once again with this re-release of a DECCA recording. The London Symphony Orchestra, led by Kenneth Alwyn, has achieved a remarkable feat, their rich timbre enhancing every nuance of this closely-knit score. Sonorous strings and polished brass wind passages ensure that the listener's attention will be riveted right to the very last bar.
    Less nerve-racking but certainly no less riveting in its beauty and lightness are the well-known Capriccio italien and the popular Marche slave. The purchaser of this LP can congratulate himself that he now possesses three of Tchaikovsky's greatest showpieces.





    Musicians:



    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)




    Recording: May 1958 at Kingsway Hall, London by Kenneth E. Wilkinson

    Production: Michael Williamson




    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.



    1. 1812 Overture, Op. 49
    2. Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
    3. Marche Slave, Op. 31
    Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Seven Seals Seven Seals Quick View

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    Seven Seals

    Having given birth to a music career and to a human child within the span of a few months, celebrated percussionist JAMES PANTS withdrew into solitude for some weeks in the year 2008. Hermetically ensuring his privacy in his remote cabin in and around Spokane, Washington, Pants spurned the noise and clatter of the globetrotting lifestyle, as he nurtured his seed in the form of beautiful baby girl Olive, and took to penning this concept album, now known as Seven Seals. For the momentwith the exception of his recent touring of Europe and China, wowing the throngs with his exhilarating live ensemble ROYAL ZODIACthe reclusive Pants occupies himself almost entirely with his offspring, and the disciplined study of oceanography, astronomy and gourmet Latin cooking.
    Side One
    1. The Eyes Of The Lord
    2. A Chip In The Hand
    3. Beyond Time
    4. I Live Inside An Egg
    5. Wormhole
    6. Sky Warning
    7. Seven Seals Theme


    Side Two
    8. Thin Moon
    9. Not Me
    10. I Saw You
    11. Now, Let Me Brush You
    12. I Promise I Lied
    12. Wash To Sea
    14. Aqua Sun
    15. Oceans

    James Pants
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  • American Don American Don Quick View

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    American Don

    1.Fire Back About Your New Baby's Sex

    2.Peter Criss Jazz, The

    3.Haven't Lived Afro Pop

    4.You Drink a Lot of Coffee For a Teenager

    5.Ones All Over the Place

    6.I Never Liked You

    7.Details on How to Get Iceman on Your License Plate

    8.Lot of People Tell Me I Have a Fake British Accent, A

    9.Let's Face It Pal, You Didn't Need That Eye Surgery
    Don Caballero
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Album Collection Vol. 2 (1987-1996) The Album Collection Vol. 2 (1987-1996) Quick View

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    The Album Collection Vol. 2 (1987-1996)

    10x Vinyl Box Set


    The Audio Is Sourced From The Highest-Quality Transfers Of Each Original Analogue Album Master


    Acclaimed Engineer Bob Ludwig And Springsteen's Long-Time Engineer Toby Scott Utilized The Plangent Process, Noted For Its Ability To Correct Pitch Errors And Distortions In The Magnetic Tape, Ensuring The Best Possible Quality Versions Of These Albums


    Featuring The First-Ever Vinyl Pressing Of The 1996 Blood Brothers EP


    Includes A 60-Page Book Featuring Rarely-Seen Photos, Memorabilia And Original Press Clippings From This Chapter Of Springsteen's Recording Career


    Includes Certificate of Authenticity (Numbered)


    Includes Onsert


    Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings is set to release Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996, a limited-edition, numbered boxed set comprised of material recorded and released by Springsteen for Columbia Records during that period. The long out-of-print LPs are available remastered for the first time on vinyl. In addition to Springsteen's four studio albums from the era, the boxed set includes a special 12" of 1988's live EP Chimes of Freedom, Springsteen's 1993 two-LP MTV Plugged special, and the first-ever vinyl release of the 1996 Blood Brothers EP for a total of 10 discs. All of this material comes in recreations of the original packaging, accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from the period.


    For The Album Collection Vol. 2, remastered albums from acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig and Springsteen's longtime engineer Toby Scott have been pressed on vinyl for the first time. The albums were transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system. 1987's Tunnel of Love and 1992's Human Touch have also been expanded across two LPs to maximize audio quality.


    All four of Bruce Springsteen's studio albums from this period were certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA, with three reaching the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. The Vol. 2 collection follows the 2014 release of Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984, which included newly remastered editions of the first seven Bruce Springsteen studio albums.


    Albums included:



    • Tunnel of Love (1987)* (2 LP)
    • Human Touch (1992)* (2 LP)
    • Lucky Town (1992) (1 LP)
    • In Concert / MTV Plugged (1993) (2 LP)
    • The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995) (1 LP)


    * expanded across two LPs to maximize audio quality


    12" EPs included:



    • Chimes of Freedom (1988) (1 EP)
    • Blood Brothers (1996)** (1 EP)


    ** First-ever vinyl release

    Tunnel Of Love
    1. Ain't Got You
    2. Tougher Than The Rest
    3. All That Heaven Will Allow
    4. Spare Parts
    5. Cautious Man
    6. Walk Like A Man
    7. Tunnel Of Love
    8. Two Faces
    9. Brilliant Disguise
    10. One Step Up
    11. When You're Alone
    12. Valentine's Day


    Human Touch
    1. Human Touch
    2. Soul Driver
    3. 57 Channels (And Nothin' On)
    4. Cross My Heart
    5. Gloria's Eyes
    6. With Every Wish
    7. Roll Of The Dice
    8. Real World
    9. All Or Nothin' At All

    10. Man's Job
    11. I Wish I Were Blind

    12. The Long Goodbye
    13. Real Man
    14. Pony Boy


    Lucky Town
    1. Better Days
    2. Lucky Town
    3. Local Hero
    4. If I Should Fall Behind
    5. Leap Of Faith
    6. The Big Muddy
    7. Living Proof
    8. Book Of Dreams
    9. Souls Of The Departed
    10. My Beautiful Reward


    In Concert / MTV Unplugged
    1. Red Headed Woman
    2. Better Days
    3. Atlantic City
    4. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
    5. Man's Job
    6. Human Touch
    7. Lucky Town
    8. I Wish I Were Blind
    9. Thunder Road
    10. Light Of Day
    11. If I Should Fall Behind
    12. Living Proof
    13. My Beautiful Reward


    The Ghost Of Tom Joad
    1. The Ghost Of Tom Joad
    2. Straight Time
    3. Highway 29
    4. Youngstown
    5. Sinaloa Cowboys
    6. The Line
    7. Balboa Park
    8. Dry Lightning
    9. The New Timer
    10. Across The Border
    11. Galveston Bay
    12. My Best Was Never Good Enough


    Chimes Of Freedom
    1. Tougher Than The Rest (Live)
    2. Be True (Live)
    3. Chimes Of Freedom (Live)
    4. Born To Run (Live-Acoustic)


    Blood Brothers
    1. Blood Brothers (Alternate Version)
    2. High Hopes
    3. Murder Incorporated (Live From Tramps)

    4. Secret Garden (With Strings)
    5. Without You

    Bruce Springsteen
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  • Dark Side Of The Mule Dark Side Of The Mule Quick View

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    Dark Side Of The Mule

    Gov't Mule have announced the release of a live Pink Floyd covers album entitled Dark Side Of The Mule. It was recorded in Boston in 2008, when Warren Haynes and co delivered a three-hour performance of Floyd tracks.


    Haynes says: "These new archival live releases just further that concept, and allow us to highlight some of our influences as well as how far we've come since the first album."

    LP1
    1. One Of These Days
    2. Fearless
    3. Pigs On The Wing, Pt. 2
    4. Comfortably Numb
    5. Shine On You Crazy
    6. Diamond, Pts. 1-5
    7. Have A Cigar


    LP2
    1. Breathe (In The Air)
    2. Time
    3. The Great Gig In The Sky
    4. Money
    5. Shine On You Crazy
    6. Diamond, Pts. 6-9
    7. Wish You Were Here

    Gov't Mule
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • iFi Audio micro iPhono2 iFi Audio micro iPhono2 Quick View

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    iFi Audio micro iPhono2


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Since its launch, the original iPhono became the 'benchmark' phonostage under US $1,000.


    In order to improve upon the sector-defining original iPhono, whilst keeping in essence the same design philosophy, our design team went back to the beginning and designed a ground-up, new iPhono2. The design, circuitry, the parts, the specifications and most important of all, the sonic performance meant the end justified the means.


    Ultra-wide gain from 36dB up to 72dB


    The iPhono2 allows any cartridge at any price to be accommodated optimally. The maximum gain is now an astonishing 72dB to handle the lowest of low output MC cartridges. Even the legendary Ortofon MC-5000 does not require sound-degrading step-up transformers.


    The original iPHONO already had a wonderful dynamic range of 90dB that had super-expensive phono stages looking nervously over their shoulder. Well, the iPHONO2 with its 106dB dynamic range has just pulled right out in front with something close to a 15dB bigger dynamic range than the best of the best phono stages.


    With infamous test tracks like Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture, the dynamism and wide-open sonic range is jaw-droppingly good and will take any audio system to a whole new level of enjoyment.



    Most accurate range of EQ curves


    The newly designed RIAA Equalisation circuit guarantees a +/- 0.2dB accuracy of the RIAA EQ from 20Hz - 20kHz, a reference class performance, period.


    The iPhono2 is also a perfect match for older non-RIAA LPs too. The iPhono2 retains the very popular 6 different Stereo EQ curves found in the original iPhono. So one will never have to put up with sub-optimal sound quality because of being unable to select the correct EQ curve ever again.



    Latest AMR trickle-down; Class A, TubeState®


    In the iPhono2, the Class A TubeState® has been further refined. There is an all-new Burr-Brown Soundplus® J-FET type amplifier at the heart of the new Class A, J-FET/BJT output buffer.


    This new circuit significantly reduces the loading seen by the main amplification circuit; which improves the circuit inherent linearity while allowing it to drive even punishing 600 ohm studio inputs with impunity.


    The power supply filtering has been increased 5X in value. The iPhono2 noise performance was further optimised to achieve a noise levels that approach what is feasible at room temperature. To achieve lower noise, cooling the circuit in liquid nitrogen would be needed.


    Drawing from admired AMR PH-77, the super-silent noise floor of the iPHONO2 is quite remarkable. It defies its price class to challenge money-no-object phono stages.


    The litmus test of any good phono stage design is that it is able to amplify the signal but not the noise. Hence, we advise customers to take the iPHONO2 home and to not listen to it. Why? They should lower the cartridge and turn the listening level as loud as possible. Then lift the needle again and listen for the lack of noise that just about every phono stage is affected with.


    The Signal-to-Noise ratio of the iPhono2 is 3dB quieter on MC and 10 dB quieter on MM than the original iPhono.


    More than ever, listening to vinyl, one can hear 'into' the recording itself with the blackest of backgrounds and every nuance, inflection is picked up by the system.



    DC-Infinity circuit is light-years ahead


    To guarantee an output free from DC, a 'textbook' high-end Phono Preamplifier# usual has up to 5 coupling capacitors from MC cartridge to output in addition to DC servos, all of which cause signal quality degradation.


    The original iPhono had only 2 coupling capacitors and no DC servo. In the iPhono2, with the all-new Direct-Drive Servoless 'DC Infinity' circuit, it has no capacitor AND no DC-Servo; so it adds zero noise nor distortion into the audio signal path.


    The example cited is literally from a textbook on audio circuit design - "Small Signal Audio Design" by Douglas Self.



    Reference class parts quality


    The iPhono2 employed even more Japan TDK C0G type capacitors. These are complimented by Japan Panasonic ECPU Film Capacitors explicitly designed for audio use with extremely low distortion (<0.00001% @ 1V/10kHz).


    iPhono2 also uses many more Vishay MELF type thin film resistors compared to the original. The proof is in the listening. The best just got better.


    iFi Audio
    $549.00
    Phono Amplifier Buy Now
  • Inter-Be Inter-Be Quick View

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    Inter-Be

    Inter-Be is the debut album by Peter Wolf Crier, the Minneapolis-based duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen. The album was born on a single summer night when Pisano felt a torrent of creativity after what had felt, to him, like an interminably long dry spell. He shared the songs with Moen, and over the months that followed, at Moen's home, these rough-hewed tunes became what they are now: a confident collection of songs, but deceptive in that their very guts still reflect the thoughts of a man in transition.


    Pisano's is not a new songwriting voice. He is best known for being part of the Wars of 1812, an ascendant Wisconsin-bred quartet. Their first album together, Status Quo Ante Bellum, was more than just an album. It was relocation and aspiration and Pisano's lyrical Eden. As the Wars went on hiatus, Pisano continued to hone his craft, keeping his days full as a teacher at a small private school while fine-tuning, at night, the songs that would soon become Inter-Be. Feeling confident in the songs, Pisano approached Moen, a seasoned drummer and engineer best known for his involvement in Laarks and Amateur Love. After being asked to add some percussive elements, Moen added his thundering drumrolls and perfectly timed fills, but he also added something much more: a melodic soundscape that would complete the evolution of the songs. So was born the partnership that is called Peter Wolf Crier.

    1. Crutch & Cane
    2. Hard As Nails
    3. Down Down Down
    4. Untitled 101
    5. For Now
    6. You're So High
    7. Demo 01
    8. Lion
    9. Playwright
    10. Saturday Night
    11. In Response
    Peter Wolf Crier
    $16.99
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  • Feelin' Good (Out Of Stock) Feelin' Good (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Feelin' Good (Out Of Stock)

    More than fifty years after the heyday of the postwar Chicago blues scene, people all over the world still thrill to its electrifying sound, and musicians strive to reproduce the raw-edged, yet delicately interwoven ensemble music, and to recapture the power and emotional intensity that ignite it. But better than just reproducing his Chicago-style blues, Jimmy Rogers, one of the very originators and stylists of that distinctive genre as a bandleader and as a member of Muddy Waters' band, continued creating it, and Feelin' Good is intoxicating proof of his success. Featured here are nine tracks from the CD release and two rare, previously unissued tracks from 1992.


    Limited Edition, HQ-180g vinyl pressed at Record Technologies, Inc. (RTI)

    1. Rock This House
    2. Tricky Woman
    3. Slick Chick
    4. Angel Child
    5. Chicago Bound
    6. St. Louis
    7. You DonÆt Know
    8. YouÆre So Sweet (Real Audio sample)
    9. Blue And Lonesome
    10. She Loves Another Man
    11. Out On The Road
    Jimmy Rogers
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • Undefeated (Out of Stock) Undefeated (Out of Stock) Quick View

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    Undefeated (Out of Stock)

    Bobby Bare, Jr. could've phoned in a career. He could've exploited the fact that he's the son of iconic Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, was born into Nashville's Music Row elite, and counted artists like Shel Silverstein as close family friends and George Jones and Tammy Wynette as next door neighbors. Instead, Bobby blazed a path of unique songwriting craftsmanship with a voice that blows through you like an unyielding wind on the desolate prairie.


    Undefeated is BBJ's first release since 2010 and what he calls his "break-up record," but the whole of it is much more involved: this isn't escapism; it's an emotional survival guide. Undefeated is ten songs of reality checks, clever wordplay, and daring arrangements, the aural companion to that buddy who pulls up a bar stool next to yours to help soak away your sorrows.


    Like a bespectacled, curly haired prizefighter whose opponent is on the ropes, Bobby goes at each release as if it might be his last round, focused, and full of energy and purpose. Undefeated is no different. The song list is a war chest of formidable uppercuts (e.g. distorted pop rock gems "North of Alabama By Mornin'" and "Don't Stand At the Stove"), eye-splitting right jabs (open and orchestral "Don't Wanna Know" and "The Elegant Imposter"), and sneaky left hooks (the crescendoing "As Forever Became Never Again").


    Undefeated is an album of distinct balance, but with raw and varied textures. "North of Alabama By Mornin'" leads with a murky, palm-muted electric guitar and striding, crunchy organ backbeat; a combination that is undeniably kinetic à la Humble Pie's '70s boogie grooves and sinister and sexy, like a Southern doppelganger to Greg Dulli/The Twilight Singers. Bare Jr.'s ghostly high/low vocal layers echo the bleak picture of a metaphorical road trip, when his confidence slips, "Am I holding the steering wheel or is it holding me?/ The transmission is slipping like a pigeon through a tiger's teeth." By the song's finale, though, jubilant yelps ("Oh! Ho! Ho! We're goin' home!") and the electric guitar's pinch-harmonic wailing, indicate that things are headed in the right direction.


    What's most striking about BBJ is his proficiency with a broad sonic palette that fluently conjures uncommon impressions of life's soul-arresting experiences. "The Big Time" is rock 'n' roll reinterpreted through the lens of soulful pedaled bass, celebratory and punchy brass, and the facade of big-city talk ("You're gonna miss me after I hit the big time/ Gonna get brand new famous friends."). In "Blame Everybody (But Yourself)" the band - Young Criminals' Starvation League - taps into a piano-inflected British invasion/Herman's Hermits sort of vibe, blended with the melancholic echo chamber aesthetic of My Morning Jacket.


    At other moments, Bobby channels his country DNA (like in the Hayes Carll co-penned "My Baby Took My Baby Away"), mirror-ball gazing '70s R&B/soul ("Undefeated"), and bright ballads from the hills and hollers of Venice Beach ("If She Cared"). From anyone else, this refusal to play it on the straight and narrow would sound cluttered and disjointed, but Bobby never breaks a sweat.

    1. North of Alabama By Mornin'
    2. If She Cared
    3. The Big Time
    4. Don't Wanna Know
    5. The Elegant Imposter
    6. Undefeated
    7. My Baby Took My Baby Away
    8. Blame Everybody (But Yourself)
    9. As Forever Became Never Again
    10. Don't Stand At The Stove
    Bobby Bare Jr.
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • Aerie Faerie Nonsense (Out of Stock) Aerie Faerie Nonsense (Out of Stock) Quick View

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    Aerie Faerie Nonsense (Out of Stock)

    Formed among friends in 1974, the Enid invented a school of intelligent, powerful and romantic rock music which is unique to them. The band have gone on to record 14 studio albums.


    Under the tutelage of Robert John Godfrey, The Enid have avoided all of the obvious traps - the learned/received riff-based music which distinguishes so much rock, the well-trodden harmonic progressions, familiar melodic lines and stock-in-trade rhythms.


    In 2009, after a ten year break, founder members Robert John Godfrey and Dave Storey put together a new version of the band. Since then The Enid has had fantastic receptions in gigs all over the UK, in Europe and the USA. The 21st century line-up, spanning three generations, released Invicta, their latest album in 2012.

    1. Prelude
    2. Mayday Galliard
    3. Ondine
    4. Childe Roland
    5. Fand Part I
    6. Fand Part II
    The Enid
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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