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This Year's Model (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 98/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The first record he made with his legendary backing band the Attractions, This Years Model is Elvis Costellos most explosive and urgent album. Picking up where his fine My Aim Is True left off, the British singer/guitarist blasts through 13 excellent tracks with the fervent purpose and headlong pace of someone who has a cab waiting for him outside.
Stylistically versatile, deeply varied, and melodically catchy, this where Costello came into his ownand where the chemistry between virtuosic keyboardist Steve Nieve, bassist Bruce Thomas, and drummer Pete Thomas produced one of rocks best groups. A dynamic maelstrom of emotional spite, bitter frustration, sexual angst, and caustic political commentary, the 1978 set boosted Costellos star and yielded innumerable standards: the undying MOR protest Radio Radio, fervent Pump It Up, smart (I Dont Want to Go to) Chelsea, and spunky No Action are all here.
While often cited as Costellos angry record, This Years Model has more to do with disappointments and denials. The album bursts forth with a savage energy not possible without the Attractions, which are responsible for the songs being built from the ground up. Where Costellos voice and twangy guitar dominate My Aim Is True, here, sizzling rhythms and Nieves colorful organ runs anchor the foundations. This is a group effort, with Costellos biting lyrics taking chances and forcing the listener to mull double meanings all the while the music zooms by at a fast clip.
More than 30 years after its original release, This Years Model will still leave you breathless. Railing against unachievable desires, Costello and company delight in the anguish, and spit such torment back out in the form of hook-ridden music that functions as a brilliant form of situational confirmation and emotional catharsis.
Half-speed mastered from the original tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180-gram LP brings This Years Models vicious songs to the forefront like never before. Punchier, gutsier, and livelier than any of the myriad CD remasters, this analog edition offers a transparent window onto the Attractions' loose interplay, Nieve's carnivalesque organ work, and rabid pounce of the Thomas-Thomas rhythm section. Here, for the first time, are previously buried tones, textures, and details. It took years to happen, but this is how This Years Model was always supposed to sound.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. No Action
2 .This Year's Girl
3. The Beat
4. Pump It Up
5. Little Triggers
6. You Belong To Me
7. Hand In Hand
8. Lip Service
9. Living In Paradise
10. Lipstick Vogue
11. Radio, Radio
$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
We Stitch These Wounds (Awaiting Repress)Be yourself and don't let anyone tell you otherwise, says Andy 6, lead singer of Black Veil Brides. Delivering songs with a message of hope and strength that is wrapped up in the theatrics and raw energy of an early Alic Cooper show, Black Veil Brides have been building a legion of followers that they call The Bridesmaids. With their fans supporting their every move, Black Veil Brides are set to explode onto the music scene with their unique brand of gothic screamo that has fans all over the world eagerly anticipating the release of We Stitch These Wounds.1. The Outcasts (Call To Arms)
2. We Stitch These Wounds
3. Beautiful Remains
4. Children Surrender
5. Perfect Weapon
6. Knives And Pens
7. The Mortician's Daughter
8. All Your Hate
9. Heaven's Calling
10. Never Give In$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
A Wizard A True Star (Awaiting Repress)
Celebrate 4 Decades Of A Wizard, A True Star On 2 Lp's For Maximum Audiophile Sound!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation Of This 1973 Masterwork!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes
Features The Original LP Cover Elements Not Seen In Decades
As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Todd
Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry's most prolific and
celebrated rock artists.
For his very lengthy (close to sixty minutes) 4th album A Wizard, A True Star, the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge
album event complete with 19 stellar performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his four decade career. As with
many of his solo albums, Todd played all of the instruments, sang, wrote 17 of the 19 tunes and produced this masterwork. The
album also catapulted Todd Rundgren's marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash radio hits Just One Victory,
Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel and his brilliant Philly soul R&B Medley: I'm So Proud, Ooh Ooh Baby, La La Means I Love You
and Cool Jerk.
Album opener International Feel immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only Todd Rundgren can
deliver. With solid tracks like You Need Your Head, filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery and his rockin' vocals, the
artist truly pours it all out on this album. More Todd favorites abound as When The Shit Hits The Fan: Sunset Blvd. sets the stage for
the rest of this masterwork into full swing.
Known to write some very key ballads in his long career, Todd nails one of his finest ever with his brilliant Philly soul sound
on the aforementioned Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel. Soon to be followed with more classic rockers like pop infused Does
Anybody Love You and the iconic album closer Just One Victory, all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some of his
most enduring work ever recorded.
This amazing album hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to announce for the
first time ever release on two (2) 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP's, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork A Wizard, A True Star. As a
continuing installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition stunning
sound 2 LP album will also be presented for a very short time in a colorful gatefold cover which will feature the original LP cover
elements not seen in decades.
Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars) at Friday
Music Studios, the A Wizard, A True Star album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released in 2014.
Todd Rundgren A Wizard, A True Star A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first
time 2 LP album release on 180 Gram Vinyl and Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends
at Friday MusicLP 1
1. International Feel
2. Never Never Land
3. Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off
4. You Need Your Head
5. Rock and Roll Pussy
6. Dogfight Giggle
7. You Don't Have to Camp Around
9. Zen Archer
10. Just Another Onionhead/Dada Dali
11. When the Shit Hits the Fan/Sunset Blvd.
12. Le Feel Internacìonále
1. Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel
2. Does Anybody Love You?
3. Medley: I'm So Proud/Ooh Baby Baby/ La La Means I Love You/Cool Jerk
4. Hungry for Love
5. I Don't Want to Tie You Down
6. Is It My Name?
7. Just One Victory$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
New Moon Daughter
Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Singer Cassandra Wilson, who has had a rather diverse career that has ranged from the free funk of M-Base to standards à la Betty Carter, has in recent times adopted a folk-oriented style a little reminiscent of Nina Simone. On New Moon Daughter her repertoire ranges from U2 to Son House, from Hoagy Carmichael to Hank Williams (I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry); it is certainly the only album ever that contains both the Monkees' Last Train to Clarksville and Strange Fruit.
- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)LP 1
1. Strange Fruit
2. Love Is Blindness
3. Solomon Sang
4. Death Letter
6. Find Him
7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
1. Last Train To Clarksville
3. A Little Warm Death
5. Harvest Moon
6. 32-20$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Diamond EyesDiamond Eyes was recorded after Deftones' bassist Chi Cheng sustained a debilitating brain injury from a car accident in November of 2008 and the newfound sense of purpose is readily apparent througout. The tangle of Stephen Carpenter's woozy, undulating guitar work and Moreno's soaring then secretive vocal style is the bittersweet dynamic behind each of Deftones' records, including Diamond Eyes.1. Diamond Eyes
4. You've Seen The Butcher
5. Beauty School
7. Rocket Skates
11. This Place Is Death$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hot Rod Dance PartyLimited Edition
As one of the busiest and most versatile session guitarists of the 60s, Jerry Cole recorded with a litany of legends, including Phil Spector, the Beach Boys and the Byrds. But to those in the know, hes renowned for his own incredible surf and hot rod instrumentals, which he delivered on a series of vintage albums with his band the Spacemen. Coles modernistic recordings, however, sound completely different from other surf-and-drag releases of the period, with expansive arrangements that often featured elements of jazz and exotica, the better to showcase the guitarists inventive, assertive playing.
One of Coles best-loved LPs is this amazing 1964 release, which includes contributions from many of the same L.A.-based musicians who played alongside Cole in the now-legendary session ensemble known as the Wrecking Crew. Coles powerful guitar work powers such turbo-charged numbers as Night Rumble, Border Run, Stinger and Hot Rod Queen, which live up to the albums title and then some!
Sundazed has lovingly remastered this masterful guitar extravaganza from the original analog tapes, carefully reproduced its complete original cover art and pressed it on high-quality 180 gram vinylall the better to keep this party humming!1. Night Rumble
2. Border Run
3. Mr. Wobble Wheels
4. Hot Rod Queen
6. Roadster Run
7. Boss Dance
8. T. Roadster Rock
9. Dancing Mags
10. Driving Little?Deuce
11. Night Drag$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Flash In The NightNew Collaboration featuring Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn And John & Joakim Ahlund of Teddybears!
The brainchildren behind two of Sweden's most beloved musical projects have combined to form one artistic force, the result being an infectious pop revolution. Smile is the collaboration of Björn Yttling, world-renowned writer, producer and bassist of international indie-pop powerhouse Peter Björn and John, and Joakim Åhlund of bear-masked electro outfit Teddybears. The duo is excited to announce the release of their debut LP, A Flash in the Night, as the first artist album from the Swedish creative collective and label Ingrid.
Ingrid made their official debut on Record Store Day with a 15-track compilation, aptly titled Ingrid Volume I. The release features new original tracks from Nordic musicians and label founder Lykke Li, Joakim Ahlund of Teddybears, Miike Snow and Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John.
The story behind the Swedish powerhouse label is anything but ordinary. Now they have all joined forces to record music as a single sonic entity highlighting Sweden's eclectic music scene, ranging from dark, lush electro-pop to ambient jazz to trobbing house music. 180g vinyl pressing with download card.1. Jeans Team
2. Satellite Blues
3. Clean Gloves, Dirty Hands
4. Jean Michel
5. Eating Dirt
6. Med hopp om battring
7. Second Hand Smoke
8. From Time To Time
9. School. Work. Dead.
10. Have Some Fun Tonight
12. Rescue Dog
13. A Flash in the Night$15.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Summer SkinSummer Skin, the new album from Amy Cook is set for release on Roothouse Records/Thirty Tigers. The 12-songs on Summer Skin feature an all-star band, special cameos and Cook's strongest songwriting and recording to date. Cook successfully achieves the perfect balance between intelligent, thoughtful singer/songwriter and strong rock chick. Rolling Stone desribes Cook as "a brassier, dusty Deborah Harry."
Summer Skin represents a new plateau for Cook as an artist. "This is the happiest I've ever been with anything I've ever recorded," says Cook, "I was working with people who really were able to get into my mind and help me let go of my expectations, instead of worrying 'is this gonna rock hard enough or be rootsy enough or be smart enough.'"
Those people begin with producer Craig Street, whose long list of credits includes Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henry and K.D. Lang. Then comes an all-star band, featuring David Garza (guitar), Me'Shell N'Degeocello (bass), Chris Bruce (guitar) and Jonathan Wilson (drums).
Cook had a few other friends make some special contributions to Summer Skin. Robert Plant sings harmony with Cook on the beautiful "It's Gonna Rain," and joins Patty Griffin on the moody "Airplane Driver." Ben Kweller co-wrote and sings back up on the catchy rocker "Getting To You."1. Waiting 4 the World 2 End
2. Sun Setting Backwards
3. It's Gonna Rain (with Robert Plant)
4. Summer Skin
5. Getting to You (with Ben Kweller)
6. Airplane Driver
8. Hello, Bunny
9. Who's Gonna Break Your Fall
11. When I Wake Up$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Western Suite (Pure Pleasure)In late 1957, jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, and iconoclast Jimmy Giuffre broke up the original Jimmy Giuffre 3 with Ralph Pena and Jim Hall. In early 1958, for a recording session, he formed a new trio without a rhythm section. For the album Trav'lin' Light, his new trio included Hall on guitar and the underrated trombone giant Bob Brookmeyer.
For a year, they gigged together up and down the West Coast and played summer festivals, recorded, and even played clubs in New York. They became a trio of adventurous musicians for whom form was not an obstacle to creativity. As the year wound down, Giuffre wanted to document the trio once more, sensing its life was coming to an end. He composed the four-movement Western Suite with the trio's strengths in mind, as a way of documenting how they had come together as a band during that year.
The piece itself stands as a crowning achievement in a career that included discovering the talents of Steve Swallow and Paul Bley and making the truly revolutionary recording Free Fall for Columbia three years later. The roots of that thinking lie in this set. Jim Hall's playing was dark, funky, ambiguous, sounding like drums and voices all at the same time -- particularly in the fourth movement. Brookmeyer became the pace setter. His lines were played as stage settings for the other two players to dialogue and narrate against. Giuffre, ever the storyteller, advanced the improvisation angle and wrote his score so that each player had to stand on his own as part of the group; there were no comfort zones.
ithout a rhythm section, notions of interval, extensions, interludes, and so on were out the window. He himself played some of his most restrained yet adventurous solos in the confines of this trio and within the form of this suite. It swung like West Coast jazz, but felt as ambitious as Copland's Billy The Kid. The record is filled out with two other tunes, one of Eddie Durham's, Topsy, and the final moment of mastery this band ever recorded, the already classic Blue Monk. The easy stroll of the front line with Brookmeyer's trombone strutting New Orleans' style is in sharp contrast to Giuffre's clarinet playing. Which carries the bluesy melody through three harmonic changes before he solos and then plays three more. Hall keeps it all on track, and somehow the piece sounds very natural this way, though unlike Monk, there are no edges here -- everything is rounded off. This is as solid as any of the earlier or later Jimmy Giuffre 3 records, and two notches above Trav'lin' Light in that it reveals a fully developed sense of the responsibilities, possibilities, and freedoms of reinventing jazz for the trio.
- Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor saxophone, bassoon)
- Jim Hall (guitar)
- Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)
Recording: 1958 by Heinz Kubicka, Herb Kaplan, and Tom Dowd
Production: Nesuhi Ertegun
About Pure Pleasure
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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Pony Express
3. Saturday Night Dance
4. Big Pow Wow
6. Blue Monk$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
2 LPs On Transparent Vinyl
One of the world's most celebrated pianists, HÉlène Grimaud presents a haunting call to nature, WATER, an experimental project combining HÉlène's two greatest passions: music and nature. Inspired by and recorded live in NYC at the Douglas Gordon installation "tears become streams become," an immense field of water that harnesses light, reflection, music and sound, HÉlène performs water-themed, romantic and contemporary classical pieces by composers Liszt, Debussy, Ravel and more.1. Wasserklavier per Antonio Ballista No. 3 from 6 Encores
2. Water Transition 1
3. Rain Tree Sketch II, In memoriam Olivier Messiaen
4. Water Transition 2
5. Barcarolle No.5, Op. 66 Allegretto moderato
6. Water Transition 3
7. Jeux d eaux TrÉs doux
8. Water Transition 4
9. Almeria. Allegretto moderato No. 5 from Iberia, Cahier II
10. Water Transition 5
11. Les jeux d eau à la Villa d Este No.4 from AnnÉes de pèlerinage. Troisième annÉe
12. Water Transition 6
13. Andante No.1 from In the Mists
14. Water Transition 7
15. La CathÉdrale engloutie No.10 from PrÉludes Livre 1
16. Reflections on Water$34.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ISL-1330xFall Out Boy
From Under The Cork Tree (Black Clouds & Underdogs Edition)From Under the Cork Tree is the second studio album by American rock band Fall Out Boy. It was originally released on May 3, 2005, through Island Records as the band's major label debut. The music was composed by lead vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, with all lyrics penned by bassist Pete Wentz, continuing the band's songwriting approach they took for some songs on their prior 2003 effort Take This to Your Grave. Neal Avron handled production duties. Commenting on the record's lyrical themes, Wentz said the lyrics were about the anxiety and depression that goes along with looking at your own life. In support of their release, the group headlined tours worldwide and played at various music festivals. For their Black Clouds and Underdogs tour, the album was re-released as From Under the Cork Tree (Limited Black Clouds and Underdogs Edition), featuring new songs and remixes.
*Artwork is subject to change.LP 1
1. Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued
2. Of All The Gin Joints In All The World
3. Dance, Dance
4. Sugar, We're Goin Down
5. Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner
6. I've Got A Dark Alley And A Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)
7. 7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen)
8. Sophomore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year
1. Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends
2. I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
3. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me
4. Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part To Save The Scene And Stop Going To Shows)
6. Snitches And Talkers Get Stitches And Walkers
7. The Music Or The Misery
8. My Heart Is The Worst Kind Of Weapon (Demo)
9. Sugar, We're Goin Down (Patrick Stump Remix)
10. Dance, Dance (Lindbergh Palace Remix)$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
AmarantineThe first album in five years from Enya follows the biggest-selling album of her illustrious career, the six-times platinum A Day Without Rain, which transcended all commercial expectations. Having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, Enya is one of the most successful female artists of all time and second only to U2 as the biggest selling Irish artist in history.1. Less Than A Pearl
3. It's In The Rain
4. If I Could Be Where You Are
5. The River Sings
6. Long Long Journey
7. Sumiregusa (Wild Violet)
8. Someone Said Goodbye
9. A Moment Lost
11. Amid The Falling Snow
12. Water Shows The Hidden Heart$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Under CoverLoud and proud as always, Motörhead's new album Under Cöver, due out via Silver Linings Music/Motörhead Music, is the ultimate raucous rock'n'roll rager, with the boys reminding everyone that they even did other people's songs better than they did! From the Rolling Stones to Twister Sister, Under Cöver brings together the Motörheading of firm rock favorites, and also features their epic take on David Bowie's Heroes which has never been heard before.1. Breaking The Law
2. God Save The Queen
5. Cat Scratch Fever
6. Jumpin' Jack Flash
7. Sympathy For The Devil
9. Rockaway Beach
10. Shoot 'Em Down
11. Whiplash$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Schumann / Saint-Saens: Cello ConcertosThis LP comes from the 5xLP boxset that was released in November 2017 for the 30th anniversary of death of Jacqueline du PrÉ; it uses the 24-BIT/96kHz remastering made at Abbey Road in 2011 for Japanese SACD versions. "It is good to be reminded of du PrÉ's vivid, intense and joyful music-making", wrote Gramophone of this pairing of cello concertos by Schumann and Saint-Saëns. "[The Schumann] has that kind of spontaneous freedom of line that made her account of the Elgar so famous. Her delicacy of response in the slow movement is matched by a romantic flair which carries the outer movements along so admirably. Barenboim directs a sympathetic accompaniment, following her subtle manipulation of rubato with complete understanding."Schumann: Cello Concerto In A Minor
1. Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129: I. Nicht zu schnell
2. Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129: II. Langsam - Etwas lebhafter - Schneller
3. Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129: III. Sehr lebhaft
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 In A Minor
4. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: I. Allegro non troppo
5. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: II. Allegretto con moto
6. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: III. Un peu moins vite$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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PowerKord PK14 Gold
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