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  • Rock 'N Soul Part 1 (Awaiting Repress) Rock 'N Soul Part 1 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Rock 'N Soul Part 1 (Awaiting Repress)

    Rock 'N Soul Part I On Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP From Mobile Fidelity


    The Definitive Hall and Oates Greatest-Hits Compilation: Rock 'n Soul Part I Loaded With Nine Top 10 Singles, Including Kiss On My List and Private Eyes


    Mastered From the Original Master Tapes and Pressed On 180 Gram LP At RTI


    All The Signature Songs From The 1970s And 80s Are Here, From Sara Smile And She's Gone To Maneater


    Other compilations have longer track lists and go farther back into their career, but no Hall and Oates greatest-hits collection surpasses Rock 'n Soul Part I. Originally released at the height of the duo's career in fall 1983, the 12-song set functions as a time machine back into an era when Daryl Hall and John Oates dominated the charts with songs that have long since become standards. While a majority of the anthology draws from the group's trio of mammoth RCA albums spanning 1980 through 1982, it also includes the pair's only three Top 10 smashes from the 1970s: Sara Smile, She's Gone, and the chart-topping Rich Girl. One-stop shopping for the absolute best of Hall and Oates doesn't come any easier.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog reissue presents nine Top 10 Hall and Oates singles with awe-inspiring detail and palpable realism. Lifelike tones grace the array of guitars, pianos, basses, and voices placed against synthesized backdrops. Each member's singing claims enhanced intimacy and balance. The collective harmonies sound sharper, the dynamics richer, and the soundstages wider and deeper. While the tandem's peers often relied on robotic mechanisms and now-dated keyboard devices, Hall and Oates wisely merge the period's savvy styles with tried-and-true soulful instrumentation.


    Indeed, with one listen to this definitive-sounding version of Rock 'n Soul Part I, and you'll understand why the duo's music not only ruled radio and record stores in the Reagan era but also continues to be referenced by influential artists today. You already likely know every song - or nearly every one of them - here by heart. Arriving upon a near-flawless fusion of dance grooves, soft rock rhythms, smooth vocals, romantic sentiments, catchy beats, and spotless hooks with #1 singles such as Kiss On My List and Private Eyes, the collaborators simultaneously crossed over into multiple markets and eradicated boundaries.


    All the trademarks - swinging verse structures, call-and-response choruses, stick-in-your-head bridges, sleek keyboard layers, doo-wop fills, and, in some places, reggae-nodding accents or cool saxophone lines to stir up the mood and atmosphere - that make the duo's music irresistible pulse throughout Rock 'n Soul Part I. Eight of the singles included here cracked the Top 5. They remain prototype intersections of blue-eyed soul, edge new wave, and dance, blueprints for pop mastery that catapulted Hall and Oates to becoming the most successful duo in rock history.


    Hear the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees' standard-setting equilibrium between polish, melody, muscle, and craft on their signature hits like never before.


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    1. Say It Ain't So
    2. Sara Smile
    3. She's Gone
    4. Rich Girl
    5. Kiss On My List
    6. You Make My Dreams
    7. Private Eyes
    8. Adult Education
    9. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
    10. Maneater
    11. One on One
    12. Wait for Me
    Hall and Oates
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  • Greatest & Latest Greatest & Latest Quick View

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    Greatest & Latest

    A colossal collection of super hit singles by '80s hard rock legends Warrant - now reissued for the first time on colored vinyl!


    Includes unique, alternate versions of definitive Warrant tracks such as "Cherry Pie," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "Down Boys," "Heaven" and so many more!

    1. Cherry Pie
    2. The Jones'
    3. Down Boys
    4. Southern Comfort
    5. Hollywood (So Far, So Good)
    6. Uncle Tom's Cabin
    7. Sometimes She Cries
    8. 32 Pennies
    9. Heaven
    10. Thin Disguise
    11. I Saw Red
    12. Bad Tattoo
    Warrant
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    Heart

    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    First Time Gatefold Cover Artwork


    Ann and Nancy Wilson have been continually hammering out some of the greatest rock recordings over the last several decades. Their staying power is second to none, and their status as one of classic rock's premier icon acts is legendary.


    After a major explosion with their first releases like Dreamboat Annie and Little Queen, Heart roared back to the top of the charts a decade later with their astounding debut Capitol album Heart. The mega-platinum 1985 smash contained their most successful 80's hit singles and rock tracks like the guitar blazing What About Love, the rock belters Nothing At All and Never, plus the acoustic powerhouse classic ballad These Dreams.


    Note for note, song for song, Heart's self-titled masterpiece Heart is recognized as one of the classiest, hippest and equally creative musical affairs ever waxed and continues to be one of their most loved albums in their very long and captivating catalog.


    It is with much respect and honor to continue the Heart /Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl series with the summer release of their incredible masterwork Heart. Impeccably mastered from the original Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso, Heart is truly a classic masterpiece now impeccably revisited in the audiophile domain.


    For this limited edition first time 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl release, we are also including a first time rare gatefold cover, which includes all of the original graphics as you remember them. It's just another special extra to go along with the amazing excitement that this HQ vinyl release delivers.


    Heart by Seattle's favorites Heart .. From your friends at Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl WHAT ABOUT LOVE!

    1. If Looks Could Kill
    2. What About Love
    3. Never
    4. These Dreams
    5. The Wolf
    6. All Eyes
    7. Nobody Home
    8. Nothin' At All
    9. What He Don't Know
    10. Shell Shock
    Heart
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  • Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Quick View

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    Greatest Hits Vol. 1

    Import

    Journey, the American Hard Rock band that was formed in 1973 and became a sensation in the early '80s, didn't fully break through until their 1982 hit 'Don't Stop Believin'.


    This Classic Rock anthem has been used in many a soundtrack, from Southpark and My Name Is Earl to Bedtime Stories, and most recently with great success as the theme tune for Glee. During their time together - both before and after their sabbatical - Journey has been prolific in their recording.


    So much so that one Greatest Hits compilation wasn't enough; Music On Vinyl is now releasing two Greatest Hits albums with 33 of Journey's best songs!


    Both volumes will be released on 180 grams audiophile vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.


    • 180 grams audiophile vinyl

    • Remastered Audio

    LP1
    1. Only The Young
    2. Dont Stop Believin'
    3. Wheel In The Sky
    4. Faithfully
    5. Ill Be Alright Without You
    6. Any Way You Want It
    7. Ask The Lonely
    8. Whos Crying Now


    LP2
    1. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
    2. Lights
    3. Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin
    4. Open Arms
    5. Girl Cant Help It
    6. Send Her My Love
    7. Be Good To Yourself
    8. When You Love A Woman

    Journey
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  • The Best Of The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delight The Best Of The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delight Quick View

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    The Best Of The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delight

    2 180 Gram Vinyl LPs


    The Sugarhill Gang's 1979 Hit rapper's Delight Is Arguably The First True Rap Song To Gain Widespread Recognition And, As Such, The Precursor Of One Of The Major Musical Genres Of The '80s.


    It is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world. The song is ranked #251 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #2 on both About.com's and VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. It is also included in NPR's list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. The song was also named as the Greatest Really Long Rock Song of all time by Digital Dream Door. It was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2011, calling it culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

    1. Rapper's Delight
    2. Hot Hot Summer Day
    3. 8th Wonder
    4. Showdown (The Furious Five Meets The Sugarhill Gang)
    5. Apache
    6. The Lover In You
    7. The Word Is Out
    8. Livin' In The Fast Lane
    9. Kick It Live From 9 To 5
    10. Girls
    11. Work, Work, The Body
    SugarHill Gang
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  • Walk Between Worlds Walk Between Worlds Quick View

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    Walk Between Worlds

    2018 studio album


    SIMPLE MINDS is a Scottish pop and rock band that
    achieved its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-80s
    to the early 90s, still playing to a massive fan-following
    today. The group, from the South Side of Glasgow, has
    produced a set of critically acclaimed albums in the early
    80s. It also has secured a string of successful hit singles,
    the best known being their #1 worldwide hit single
    "DON'T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME)," from the soundtrack
    of the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club and their
    worldwide hit single "ALIVE AND KICKING." The band
    has sold more than 40 million albums since 1979,
    breaking to the U.K. Top 40 chart a full 24 times.


    Founding members Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill
    (guitar, keyboards), along with drummer Mel Gaynor, are
    the core of the band. It also currently features Andy Gillespie
    on keyboards and Ged Grimes on bass guitar.

    1. Magic
    2. Summer
    3. Utopia
    4. The Signal And The Noise
    5. In Dreams
    6. Barrowland Star
    7. Walk Between Worlds
    8. Sense Of Discovery
    Simple Minds
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  • Something To Remember Something To Remember Quick View

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    Something To Remember

    Something to Remember is Madonna's second greatest-hits collection, compiling a selection of the singer's ballads. Several of her biggest hits are included, including the number ones Crazy for You, Live to Tell, This Used to Be My Playground, and Take a Bow, as well as a handful of first-rate album tracks (a remixed Love Don't Live Here Anymore, Something to Remember, and three new tracks, most notably a version of Marvin Gaye's I Want You recorded with the British trip-hop group Massive Attack. Only two tracks on the album overlap with The Immaculate Collection, and the disc also marks the first appearance of This Used to Be My Playground and I'll Remember on one of Madonna's albums. Throughout the album, Madonna proves that she's a terrific singer whose voice has improved over the years. Not one of the tracks is second-rate, and the best songs on Something to Remember rank among the best pop music of the '80s and '90s.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. I Want You
    2. I'll Remember (Theme from the Motion Picture With Honors)
    3. Take A Bow
    4. You'll See
    5. Crazy For You
    6. This Used To Be My Playground
    7. Live To Tell
    8. Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Remix Version)
    9. Something To Remember
    10. Forbidden Love
    11. One More Chance
    12. Rain
    13. Oh Father (Alternate Album Version)
    14. I Want You (Orchestral Album Version)
    Madonna
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  • The Great Crossover Potential (Awaiting Repress) The Great Crossover Potential (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Great Crossover Potential (Awaiting Repress)

    The Sugarcubes truly sounded like nothing else in the late '80s/early '90s or anything that came before, creating an unusual hybrid of pop, dance and the avant-garde. The tongue-in-cheek titled, The Great Crossover Potential is the Sugarcubes' greatest hits collection, originally released in 1998 and it includes tracks from the group's first three albums, with no additional new tracks or remixes.


    For all the audiophiles out there One Little Indian is reissuing 38 classic albums using the newest technology in vinyl manufacturing - Half Speed Direct Metal Mastering. The groove is cut directly in copper metal. Transient response is greatly improved. Stampers are plated directly from the DMM Copper Master, eliminating two of the three plating steps required for lacquers. In short, DMM yields better detail resolution and a lower noise ratio. This is especially good for long play albums, or audiophile material. All albums are remastered direct from the original master tapes and pressed on 45RPM heavy weight 200g virgin vinyl audiophile discs. Each release is strictly limited, housed in a plastic wallet and individually numbered. A chance to pick up classic One Little Indian albums in the most lavish vinyl format available.

    1. Birthday
    2. Cold Sweat
    3. Mama
    4. Motor Crash
    5. Deus
    6. Regina
    7. Pump
    8. Planet
    9. Water
    10. Hit
    11. Vitamin
    12. Walk About
    13. Gold
    14. Chihuahua
    Sugarcubes
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  • Voodoo (Awaiting Repress) Voodoo (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Voodoo (Awaiting Repress)

    First Vinyl Release Since its Original Release in 2000!


    With Original Artwork and New Liner Notes Featuring Interviews with ?uestlove, Pino Palladino, and More!


    Ranked 488/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Voodoo hit store shelves on January 25th 2000. But the first great album of the new millennium was born in the 1990s, and its muggy grooves capture the sound of premillennial anxiety. The album is the product of perfectionism, obsession and paranoia. 1995's debut Brown Sugar had already strategically positioned D'Angelo-born Michael Eugene Archer and Virginia-raised to a Pentecostal preacher father-as the next Hendrix-like deity in black music, after Prince and maybe Lenny Kravitz.


    Though inspired by the birth of his children and trips back to Virginia, Voodoo's roots are in 1960s, '70s and '80s funk and soul; a nostalgic nod to the ideas and inventions of black music trailblazers powered by avant-garde hip-hop and jazzinfluenced rhythms. D'Angleo's aim, he said, was to reclaim R&B. He wanted to be like Sly Stone, George Clinton and Al Green. And most of all, he wanted to be like Jimi Hendrix.


    The concept behind Voodoo was simple. Put together a brilliant ensemble of R&B musicians bent on grooving together. Record them live, in real-time, jamming face-to-face in an effort to capture their conviviality and chemistry. For Voodoo's core rhythm trio, D'Angelo recruited his friend and colleague, The Roots' visionary drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, plus Welsh journeyman Pino Palladino to hold down the bass. It was a combination that gelled immediately.

    1. Playa Playa
    2. Devil's Pie
    3. Left & Right
    4. The Line
    5. Send It On
    6. Chicken Grease
    7. One Mo'Gin
    8. The Root
    9. Spanish Joint
    10. Feel Like Makin' Love
    11. Greatdayindamornin' / Booty
    12. Untitled (How Does It Feel?)
    13. Africa
    D'Angelo
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  • Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers Quick View

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    Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers

    No Use For A Name is one of THE most successful and prolific acts to come out of the 90's skate-punk scene. But there's a lot more to it than that. Just have a look at their family tree, it has bands like Spazz, Foo Fighters, and Suicidal Tendencies to count among its branches. No really, think about that: the dude from that infamous grindcore band was in NUFAN?!? Their long, unpredictable journey has been full of twists, turns, and alternate routes that led them to be one of the best-selling outfits of their genre. They've done it all: Warped Tour's main stage, MTV, a live record, and an even a recent greatest hits album entitled, All The Best Songs. Hey, you know you've made it when you finally get a greatest hits collection! Not bad for some goofy kids from San Jose who started out with a couple hardcore 7s

    Early No Use releases appeared on New Red Archives, a San Francisco punk label operated by Nicky Garratt of the UK Subs. Believe it or not, in the late 80's it actually made sense that they would be labelmates with Reagan Youth, Social Unrest, and Christ On A Crutch. An AllMusic review describes their early material as, hulking hardcore with mighty fists full of metal. Angry and Threatening. This was a gritty, hardcore punk band, known mostly for their growling vocals and dark lyrical themes. Then came the first unforeseen occurrence: frontman Tony Sly unexpectedly developed into a proficient songwriter and mastered melody like few punk bands can ever do. Nobody knows where those gifts come from and you never see it coming, but suddenly No Use For A Name was starting to make music that people actually liked.

    As is natural, the band kept evolving, and things changed in a major way for the band when they signed to Fat Wreck Chords in the mid-90's. Their 8-song Fat debut, The Daily Grind EP, drew comparisons to Bad Religion and was a marked step up, but it was 1995's, ¡Leche con Carne!, that would cement No Use For A Name as a successful band for years to come. The album was their best yet and bore a hit song (Soul Mate) that landed them on alternative radio charts, which, for a scrappy punk band, was a complete deviation from industry norms. Stranger yet, was that they made a music video and MTV even played the damn thing! What followed obviously was commercial success in the form of six-figure album sales, another anomaly in the world of indie-punk bands and something that would set the stage for later melodic punk bands like Blink 182, et al. From then on it was steady sailing with a string of successful records and tours from the band. Most notably was 1997's darker, and somehow faster, Making Friends; followed by 1999's hyper-catchy More Betterness!. It was during these halcyon days that Chris Shiflett held down 6-string duties for NUFAN before accepting an offer to join Foo Fighters on lead guitar.

    The years went by for the perennial punk powerhouse and the band did numerous world tours, amassing album sales that would eventually total in the 7 figures. Pretty remarkable when you think about it. The new millennium was also a fruitful time for the boys. It started in 2001 with the release of their Live In A Dive album, which was very successful abroad where people were especially hungry for No Use's live performances. In 2002 they released their poppiest effort, Hard Rock Bottom, which was stocked with upbeat tempos and radio-friendly melodies. Their most recent and seemingly final studio album came in 2008. Ironically titled The Feel Good Album Of The Year, the album was a tinge darker and more aggressive than their recent releases and the band reminded us all that their songs still had urgency and bite.

    After 25 years, No Use For A Name disbanded in 2012 when frontman Tony unexpectedly passed away. Anthony J. Sly (November 4, 1970 - July 31, 2012) died at home, in his sleep on a Tuesday morning, at age 41. Fat Mike-label head and long-time friend to Tony-was staggered by the news and offered, One of my dearest friends and favorite songwriters has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed. No one could've predicted his passing, and needless to say, it shook the very foundation of the Fat Wreck family and the underground music community as a whole. Tony was loved and respected by a wide variety of artists and musicians, and nowhere is that more evident than the roster of contributors to The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute; a compilation of NUFAN songs covered by bands like Bad Religion, Frank Turner, The Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, and many more. Bands from the Americas, Europe, Australia, UK, and even Israel contributed to this final chapter in the storied career of No Use For A Name. The collection will be released on October 29th, 2013, and all proceeds will go towards the Tony Sly Memorial Fund, which has been established to help Tony's wife Brigitte and their daughters, Fiona and Keira.

    1. Turning Japanese
    2. Hybrid Moments
    3. I've Heard
    4. Selwyn's Got a Problem
    5. Enjoy the Silence
    6. Badfish
    7. Dream Police
    8. Fairytale of New York
    9. Making Our Dreams Come True
    10. 1945
    11. Don't Cry for me Argentina
    12. The Munsters' Theme
    13. Beth
    No Use For A Name
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  • Uh-Huh Uh-Huh Quick View

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    Uh-Huh

    A pop sensation in the 1980s, singer-songwriter John Mellencamp has evolved into one of rock's most enduring acts, and given voice to the small-town experience.


    Uh-Huh is an 1983 album by John Cougar Mellencamp, a stage name for John Mellencamp. It was Mellencamp's seventh album and the first in which he used his real last name. It charted at #9 on the Billboard 200.


    Uh-Huh contained three Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits: Crumblin' Down (#9), Authority Song (#15), and Pink Houses (#8). In 1989, it was ranked #32 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the 80's.

    1. Crumblin' Down
    2. Pink Houses
    3. Authority Song
    4. Warmer Place To Sleep
    5. Jackie O
    6. Play Guitar
    7. Serious Business
    8. Lovin' Mother Fo Ya
    9. Golden Gates
    John Mellencamp
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  • So: 25th Anniversary Box Set So: 25th Anniversary Box Set Quick View

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    So: 25th Anniversary Box Set

    Ranked 187/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Peter Gabriel's iconic So album remastered and expanded for the 25th anniversary edition


    One of the most successful and iconic music releases of the Eighties, Peter Gabriel's 1986 album, So, has been digitally remastered for a special 25th Anniversary Edition to be released by Real World Records/EMI. Peter Gabriel has confirmed a 16-date North American tour for September and October, with many of the musicians from his 1987 'So' tour joining him to perform the album from start to finish, as well as other hits spanning his solo career.


    Peter Gabriel's So topped charts around the world, hitting Number 1 in the UK, Canada, Italy, and Holland and Number 2 in the US and Germany. So became a decade-defining album and the best-selling release of Gabriel's solo career, landing an international array of multi-Platinum certifications, including quintuple-Platinum in the US with sales of more than five million copies.


    Launched with the huge hit single ''Sledgehammer'' and its groundbreaking music video (which remains MTV's most played video of all time), So also includes ''In Your Eyes,'' famously featured in Cameron Crowe's film 'Say Anything,' the haunting duet ''Don't Give Up,'' performed with Kate Bush, and ''Big Time,'' Gabriel's bombastic, tongue-in-cheek commentary on '80s extravagance. Co-produced by Gabriel and Daniel Lanois, the album also includes contributions from Laurie Anderson, Stewart Copeland, Jim Kerr, Bill Laswell, and Nile Rodgers.


    So's 25th Anniversary Edition will be available on a 4CD/2DVD/LP/12'' Deluxe, Limited Edition box set.


    The box set includes the remastered album on CD and on 180-gram vinyl which has been mastered at half speed to maximize the audio quality and re-sequenced so the tracklist, unlike that of the original LP, is as Peter Gabriel had originally envisioned. The set also features a bounty of previously unreleased audio and video content, including the two Athens concert CDs and a 'So DNA' CD of work-in-progress drafts of So's songs, mapping the album's evolution from concept to completion.


    One of the box set's two DVDs features the fully restored Athens concert, which was filmed and recorded by director Michael Chapman and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Gabriel's first concert to be filmed, the footage has been assembled for the first time from more than 150 reels of original 35mm negatives and its audio has been mixed in 5.1 surround. The box set's second DVD features a new 'So: Classic Album' documentary. The latest addition to the acclaimed and award-winning 'Classic Album' series tells the story behind the making of the album and its music videos, with contributions from many of those involved, including interviews with Gabriel and Lanois, among others.


    The box set also includes a 12-inch double A-side vinyl single with two previously unreleased tracks from the So sessions, ''Courage'' and ''Sangrada,'' plus an alternate version of ''Don't Give Up'' (Piano and Bvox Mix). A 60-page case-bound book with an introduction and 'So DNA' summary written by Peter Gabriel, new liner notes, and an extensive collection of rare and never before seen photographs completes the set.


    Box Contents:

    - The remastered 'So' album [CD]

    - So DNA [CD] - A unique insight into the writing and recording of So, experienced via a track by track evolutionary process leading you from the early moments when rhythms, melodies and lyrical ideas were discovered through the various stages of song development and recording.

    - Live in Athens 1987 [DVD] - Directed by Michael Chapman, Executive Producer Martin Scorsese. This previously unreleased Peter Gabriel concert live from Athens has now been fully restored and pieced together from over 150 reels of original 35mm negatives and remixed in 5.1, this concert is made available for the first time on DVD.

    - So: Classic Album [DVD] - This documentary tells the story behind the making of 'So' and features contributions from many of those involved in the album and videos, with interviews with Peter, co-producer Daniel Lanois and many more.

    - 180 gram So LP [Vinyl] - The vinyl has been mastered at half speed to maximize the audio quality & the track listing, unlike the original, is that favored by the artist.

    - Double A side 12'' [Vinyl] - Contains two previously unreleased tracks 'Courage' and 'Sagrada' plus Don't Give Up (alternative version piano and bvox mix).

    - Studio quality 24 bit digital download [Digital] - The 'So' album plus the tracks 'Courage' and 'Sagrada' plus 'Don't Give Up (piano bvox mix)' available via a unique download code.

    - A 60 page case bound book - Includes an introduction and So DNA summary by Peter, new liner notes and an extensive collection of rare and never before seen photographs.

    CD 1 - Original album, remastered:
    1. Red Rain
    2. Sledgehammer
    3. Don't Give Up (with Kate Bush)
    4. That Voice Again
    5. Mercy Street
    6. Big Time
    7. We Do What We're Told (Miligram's 37)
    8. This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
    9. In Your Eyes


    CDs 2 & 3 - 'Live In Athens 1987':
    This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
    San Jacinto
    Shock The Monkey
    Family Snapshot
    Intruder
    Games Without Frontiers
    No Self Control
    Mercy Street
    The Family And The Fishing Net
    Don't Give Up
    Solsbury Hill
    Lay Your Hands On Me
    Sledgehammer
    Here Comes The Flood
    In Your Eyes
    Biko


    CD 4 - 'So DNA'
    1. Red Rain
    2. Sledgehammer
    3. Don't Give Up (with Kate Bush)
    4. That Voice Again
    5. Mercy Street
    6. Big Time
    7. We Do What We're Told (Miligram's 37)
    8. This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
    9. In Your Eyes


    DVD 1 - 'Live In Athens 1987' concert film + 5.1 surround audio mix
    1. This Is The Picture
    2. San Jacinto
    3. Shock TheMonkey
    4. Family Snapshot
    5. Intruder
    6. Games
    7. No Self Control
    8. Mercy Street
    9. Family And The Fishingnet
    10. Don't Give Up
    11. Solsbury Hill
    12. Lay Your Hands
    13. Sledgehammer
    14. Here Comes The Flood
    15. In Your Eyes
    16. Biko


    DVD 2 - 'So: Classic Album' documentary
    1. Red Rain
    2. Sledgehammer
    3. Don't Give Up
    4. That Voice Again
    5. Mercy Street
    6. Big Time
    7. We Do What We re Told (Milgram's 37)
    8. This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)
    9. In Your Eyes


    LP - (sequence not confirmed)
    1. Red Rain
    2. Sledgehammer
    3. Don't Give Up (with Kate Bush)
    4. That Voice Again
    5. Mercy Street
    6. Big Time
    7. We Do What We're Told (Miligram's 37)
    8. This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
    9. In Your Eyes


    12-inch AA Vinyl Single:
    Courage
    Sagrada
    Don't Give Up (alternative version - Piano and Bvox Mix)

    Peter Gabriel
    $125.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 4 CDs + 2 DVDs + 12 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Okeh Sessions (Pure Pleasure) The Okeh Sessions (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Okeh Sessions (Pure Pleasure)

    Her mountainous stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the '50s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from down-in-the-alley blues to pop-slanted ballads. She appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958, and acquired a large following among lovers of the blues, rhythm and blues, jazz and rock and roll. Near the end of her life she even covered hits by the Beatles and Donovan. Big Maybelle's career was hampered throughout and cut short by a severe drug addiction, but she packed a lot of living into her shortened lifespan. It's worth mentioning how, almost half a century later, the power in her Okeh sessions is still palpable. With her bold, gritty sound, she comes off like nothing so much as a female Howlin' Wolf, and one can't imagine her not being an influence on the full-throttle blues of Etta James, Aretha, Janis Joplin and countless others. So Good to My Baby features typically microphone-distorting belting from the singer, and an appropriately blazing horn section. Gabbin' Blues, her 1952 Okeh debut smash, is a humorous dialogue between Maybelle and gossiping rival Rose Marie McCoy, the tune's co-writer. One of the most stirring cuts here is Ocean Of Tears, a percolating, minor-key tune in which Maybelle bemoans her sorrowful state with an unforgettably cathartic angst. Also impressive, though, are ballads such as You'll Never Know, Ain't No Use, and You'll Be Sorry, which show a pleasant, softer side to Maybelle's craft. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - a song that she took to the top of the R&B charts before Jerry Lee Lewis turned it into a rock & roll anthem -, her 1955 single One Monkey Don't Stop No Show and 1954's I'm Getting 'Long Alright, are also standouts. New York session wizards such as tenor saxophonist Sam 'The Man' Taylor and guitarist Mickey Baker provide great support throughout. The tracks contained on this album showcase one of the greatest blues singers of all time, at her prime.



    Recording: October 1952, June 1953, January and March 1954, March 1955



    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.



    LP1
    1. Just Want Your Love
    2. So Good To My Baby
    3. Gabbin' Blues
    4. My Country Man
    5. Rain Down Rain
    6. Way Back Home
    7. Stay Away From My Sam
    8. Jinny Mule
    9. Maybelle's Blues
    10. I've Got A Feeling
    11. You'll Never Know


    LP2
    1. No More Trouble Out of Me
    2. My Big Mistake
    3. Ain't No Use
    4. I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright
    5. You'll Be Sorry
    6. Hair Dressin' Women
    7. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
    8. Don't Leave Poor Me
    9. Ain't To Be Played With
    10. New Kind of Mambo
    11. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

    Big Maybelle
    $49.99
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    Satch Plays Fats (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    Based upon the artistic and commercial success of "Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy", George Avakian gathered the All Stars into the studio again for a second session to record tunes by Fats Waller. This is also a stunning album: the All Stars, at the top of their form, play great material by a single composer. All Stars vocalist Velma Middleton, (who was often underrated) is especially captivating.



    Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate's band and four years later in the New York revue Connie's Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression for Satchmo to record the tribute album Satch Plays Fats: The Music of Fats Waller in 1955 when such ideas were new. If you love Louis Armstrong, buy it. If you love Fats Waller, buy it. If you just love jazz with a swing beat, then this collection is for you. Satchmo gives us an incomparable interpretation of Waller's music that would have made the corpulent keyboard king himself very proud indeed. It is soooo SWEET! You won't be disappointed.



    Armstrong infuses these pieces with a style very true to Fats' own, including the humour and wit that Satchmo weaves into the lyrics. The sound is smooth, and the rhythm is HOT! Recording quality is very good, and the selection is impeccable -- some of Waller's greatest hits.




    Musicians:



    • Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocal)

    • Trummy Young (trombone)

    • Barney Bigard (clarinet)

    • Billy Kyle (piano)

    • Arvell Shaw (bass)

    • Barrett Deems (drums)

    • Velma Middleton (vocal)




    Recording: April & May 1955

    Production: George Avakian



    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. Honeysuckle Rose
    2. Blue Turning Grey Over You
    3. I'm Crazy Bout My Baby
    4. Squeeze Me
    5. Keepin' Out of Mischief
    6. All That Meat and No Patatoes
    7. I've got a feeling I'm Falling
    8. Black and Blue
    9. Ain't Misbehavin'
    10. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue
    11. I'm Crazy 'Bout my Baby
    12. Blue Turning Grey Over You
    13. I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling
    14. Squeeze Me
    15. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue
    16. Ain't Misbehavin'
    17. Blue Turning Grey Over You
    18. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
    19. Sweet Savannah Sue
    20. That Rhythm Man
    Louis Armstrong
    $34.99
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    The Great Paris Concert (Pure Pleasure)

    This set came about, in part, as a result of Ellington's signing to Frank Sinatra's Reprise label in November 1962, with the ending of his exclusive contract to Columbia. Six numbers from the three Paris dates were initially edited and released by Reprise as part of the ten-song Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits, but the bulk of the performances from those shows didn't surface until many years later as The Great Paris Concert on two LPs. This album "The Great Paris Concert" is raw and largely unedited, and depicts the full Ellington band in extraordinary form, oozing excitement -- from the saxophone showcase on the opener, Rockin' In Rhythm, the various sections of the band take flight at different points throughout this set, which includes such contemporary numbers as Ellington's theme music for an all but forgotten television series, The Asphalt Jungle, and excerpts from Such Sweet Thunder. Johnny Hodges is showcased in several solos, most notably on Suite Thursday, a work whose original studio incarnation he missed appearing on; Cootie Williams (Tutti for Cootie), Paul Gonsalves (Cop Out), Ray Nance (Bula), and Cat Anderson (Jam with Sam) get their own moments in the spotlight.



    Musicians:



    • Duke Ellington (piano)

    • Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams (trumpet)

    • Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper (trombone)

    • Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges (saxophone)

    • Russell Procope (clarinet, saxophone)
    • Ernie Shephard (bass)

    • Sam Woodyard (drums)

    • Milt Grayson (vocal)



    Recording: February 1963 at The Olympia Theatre, Paris, France

    Production: Neshui 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.

    LP1
    1. Kinda Dukish/Rockin' In Rhythm
    2. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    3. The Star-Crossed Lovers
    4. All Of Me
    5. Theme From Asphalt Jungle
    6. Concerto For Cootie
    7. Tutti For Cootie
    8. Suite Thursday In Four Movements:
    Misfit Blues
    Schwiphti
    Zweet Zurzday
    Lay-By


    LP2
    1. Perdido
    2. The Eighth Veil
    3. Rose Of The Rio Grande
    4. Cop Out
    5. Bula
    6. Jam With Sam
    7. Happy-Go-Lucky Local
    8. Tone Parallel To Harlem

    Duke Ellington
    $49.99
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    Swiss Movement (Speakers Corner)

    Les McCann had already been playing his way through the clubs and record studios on the US west coast for ten years when his appearance on 21 June 1969 at the relatively new and jazz-soaked festival in Montreux on Lake Geneva changed all that. There, he celebrated his greatest musical success, his number one hit. Half ironically, but proudly in later concerts, when the piano stool could hardly bear him due to his size and weight, he stressed that Swiss Movement had supported him, his wife, children and grandchildren.


    Compared To What is a catchy melody that is heard on the radio, again and again, all around the world, today, tomorrow and the day after It is unmistakable, still groovy, full of soul, humorous, stirring. And Cold Duck Time is no way inferior: Eddie Harris blows for all he is worth. Everyone can hear that Benny Bailey was challenged by the unknown themes, but this maestro still managed to capture the audience's ear and attention.


    Swiss Movement is, and will remain forever, a highlight among all the jazz LPs that have been recorded live and it shouldn't be missing from any collector's shelf. Along with Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Concert from 1938, Charlie Parker & Co.'s Massey Hall concert from 1953, and Ella Fitzgerald's Berlin concert from 1960 - and very few others


    Musicians:


    • Eddie Harris (tenor saxophone)
    • Benny Bailey (trumpet)
    • Les McCann (piano, violin)
    • Leroy Vinnegar (bass)
    • Donald Dean (drums)


    Recording: June 1969 live at Montreux Jazz Festival

    Production: Joel Dorn & Nesuhi Ertegun


    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. Compared To What
    2. Cold Duck Time
    3. Kathleen's Theme
    4. You Got It In Your Soulness
    5. The Generation Gap
    Les McCann & Eddie Harris
    $34.99
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    The Best Of Sade (Awaiting Repress)

    By the time this was released in 1994, something unexpected happened. Sade's early work became classic and the later additions boasted even better vocals and songs that nicely improved on the theme. The timeless sound and class always exhibited makes Sade Adu and her band a no-brainer for an appealing compilation.


    Like Al Green's Greatest Hits, The Best of Sade doesn't detract from the original albums and is a marker of time, not the end of the act. The ice-princess demeanor and detached vocals worked perfectly for the mid-'80s singles and radio samples Smooth Operator and Your Love Is King. The tracks from the make-or-break second album, Promise, seem less dolorous propped up and sequenced for a compilation. The sensual-to-a-fault The Sweetest Taboo and Never As Good As the First Time both retain their strength here. This set also includes tracks from Sade's comeback CD, Love Deluxe, including Kiss of Life and No Ordinary Love.


    As a bonus, The Best of Sade also includes a rare cover of Please Send Me Someone to Love from the Philadelphia soundtrack.

    LP 1
    1. Your Love Is King
    2. Hang On To Your Love
    3. Smooth Operator
    4. Jezebel
    5. The Sweetest Taboo
    6. Is It A Crime
    7. Never As Good As The First Time
    8. Love Is Stronger Than Pride


    LP 2
    1. Paradise
    2. Nothing Can Come Between Us
    3. No Ordinary Love
    4. Like A Tattoo
    5. Kiss Of Life
    6. Please Send Me Someone To Love
    7. Cherish The Day
    8. Pearls

    Sade
    $32.99
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    Brothers In Arms (Awaiting Repress)

    Blockbuster Brothers In Arms Helped Define 80s, Catapulted Dire Straits to Arena Status


    The End-All-Be-All Ultimate-Sounding Version of This Audiophile Standard: Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP Captures Nuances, Textures, Finite Information


    1985's Brothers In Arms Has Sold More Than Nine Million Copies in U.S. Alone, Ranked #351 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    There are hit records. And then there are blockbusters. One of the world's best-selling records, a winner of two Grammy Awards, an era-defining reference statement, an MTV favorite, and a set that catapulted an already-acclaimed band to arena status, Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms is the kind of epic spectacular that comes around only once or twice a decade. Surpassed only in fame and visibility during the period by Michael Jackson's Thriller, the 1985 album remains idiosyncratic for its covetable combination of adventurous songwriting, precision-based performances, and reference-caliber fidelity.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed on 45RPM LPs at RTI, and possessing a richness befitting the album's stellar reputation, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Brothers In Arms breathes with transparent highs, atmospheric heft, and lifelike tonalities. This is the hand-down ultimate-sounding version of this audiophile favorite ever made.


    The sense of realism this edition delivers will leave slack-jawed even the most hard-to-please audiophiles. As the recipient of the Grammy for Best-Engineered Recording, the album has always been a go-to sonic standard, but never has it sounded so reach-out-and-touch-it realistic as it does on this analog pressing. All of the hallmark characteristics-ample spaciousness, ideal balances, widescreen dynamics, immersive depth, lush production-are here in spades. As is music-making of enviable proportions.


    While it's easy to speculate that the colossal success of Brothers In Arms relates to its timing-its release during an era obsessed with catchy singles, flashy MTV videos, and whistle-friendly melodies-reasons for the album's chart-busting success primarily owe to the expertly crafted songs and memorable playing turned in by a group hitting its creative peak. Not to mention the spatial dimensions that cause instruments and vocals to naturally float in a fixed area.


    Anchored by "Money for Nothing," a caustically themed smash immediately identifiable via Mark Knopfler's resonant finger-picked guitar riff and Sting's "I want my MTV" vocal refrain, Dire Straits' fifth album is stuffed with bluesy signatures, jazz-rock motifs, clever lyrics, and organic accents. Diversity and consistency also extend to the songs' moods. Singing with his trademark light-to-the-touch timbre, Knopfler conjures feelings of poignancy, peacefulness, and mellowness, channeling wistfulness on the Top 10 single "So Far Away" and somber assurance on "Why Worry."


    Perfection abounds, not only in the manner in which the band nails its pop hooks and uptempo boogies with debonair flair-but also in the control room. Iconic session jazz drummer Omar Hakim supplies fluid beats and solid rhythmic foundations while Knopfler and Co. comb over grooves so smooth it seems that they're made of honey butter. Dire Straits would never play with such effortless again.


    Experience this era-defining classic in the best-possible fidelity!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. So Far Away
    2. Money for Nothing
    3. Walk of Life
    4. Your Latest Trick
    5. Why Worry
    6. Ride Across the River
    7. The Man's Too Strong
    8. One World
    9. Brothers in Arms
    Dire Straits
    $49.99
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    No Frontiers (Pure Pleasure)

    Mary Black's 1989 No Frontiers is nothing short of a masterpiece. This (and the follow up 1991's Babes In The Wood, Pure Pleasure PPAN002) was when Black was at her creative and vocal peak. No Frontiers (the song) has become something of an Irish classic, a party piece for so many (even the Corrs covered it on Unplugged) and Past The Point Of Rescue was a massive country hit in 1991 for Hal Ketchum. Both songs are superb and Black's versions are the greatest. Carolina Rua and Vanities (featured on the huge selling A Woman's Heart) are well known but it is the darker Columbus and the mesmerizing Fat Valley Of Pain that showcase both the heartbreak and the depth of the album.


    A fine introduction to Black's music - the right mixture of folk and contemporary and one of the finest albums to come out of Ireland in the 1980s.

    Musicians:



    • Mary Black (vocal)

    • Pat Crowley (piano, accordion)

    • Donal Lunny (synthesizer)

    • Carl Geraghty (saxophone)

    • Declan Sinnott (guitar)

    • Garvan Gallagher (bass)

    • Noel Bridgeman (percussion)



    Recording: 1989 by Dan Fitzgerald

    Production: Declan Sinnott




    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. No Frontiers
    2. Past The Point Of Rescue
    3. The Shadow
    4. Carolina Rua
    5. Shuffle Of The Buckled
    6. Columbus
    7. Another Day
    8. Fat Valley Of Pain
    9. I Say A Little Prayer
    10. Vanities
    11. The Fog In Monterey
    Mary Black
    $34.99
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    Body Talk (Speakers Corner)

    Just listen to the first thirty seconds of this LP and you know that it's all about the 'Godfather of Soul' - the unique James Brown.



    But it's just as obvious that such a great artist as George Benson doesn't just present "Greatest Hits" in a new guise. Six of his own compositions plus one by Donny Hathaway/Gene McDaniels provide the guitarist and singer with a great platform to launch from. He shoots off into orbit, accompanied by first-class guest soloists such as Jon Faddis, Frank Foster, Earl Klugh and Jack DeJohnnette. Ron Carter's bass doesn't boom in the low register but offers a light and airy, yet solid, base.



    Body Talk is by no means the declaration of a world-shaking, new and avant-garde jazz. It is, however, a successful blend of jazz, soul and fusion. And when such a superb arranger as Pee Wee Ellis has his finger in the pie - or rather: his pen on the manuscript paper - then one can be sure that the almost 50-minute-long LP is a great success from beginning to end. Finally, one shouldn't forget the helping hand of the producer Creed Taylor, who made a significant contribution to this milestone on the CTI label.



    Musicians:



    • George Benson (guitar, vocal)

    • Frank Foster (tenor saxophone)

    • Gerald Chamberlain, Dick Griffin (trombone)

    • Jon Faddis, John Gatchell, Waymon Reed (fluegel horn, trumpet)

    • Harold Mabern (electric piano)

    • Earl Klugh (guitar)

    • Ron Carter, Gary King (bass)

    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)

    • Mobutu (percussion)



    Recording: July 1973 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor



    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. Dance
    2. When Love Has Grown
    3. Plum
    4. Body Talk
    5. Top Of The World
    George Benson
    $34.99
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    1999 (Out Of Stock)

    Ranked 163/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.


    Lacquers Cut By Chris Bellman At Bernie Grundman Mastering


    1999 is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on October 27, 1982 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States (peaking at number 9) and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983 and was certified Multi-Platinum by RIAA. 1999 was Prince's breakthrough album, but his next album, Purple Rain, would become his most successful. The title track was a protest against nuclear proliferation and became his first top ten hit in countries outside the United States.


    It was also the first album to feature The Revolution. The band's moniker is written in reverse on the front cover.


    According to the Rolling Stone Album Guide, 1999 may be Prince's most influential album: Its synth-and-drum machine-heavy arrangements codified the Minneapolis sound that loomed over mid-'80s R&B and pop, not to mention the next two decades' worth of electro, house, and techno. In 2003, the TV network VH1 placed 1999 49th in its list of the greatest albums of all time. The album was also part of Slant Magazine's list The 50 Most Essential Pop Albums and the magazine listed the album at #8 on its list of Best Albums of the 1980s. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2003, the album was ranked number 163 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

    LP 1

    1. 1999
    2. Little Red Corvette
    3. Delirious
    4. Let's Pretend We're Married
    5. D.M.S.R.


    LP 2
    1. Automatic
    2. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
    3. Free
    4. Lady Cab Driver
    5. All The Critics Love U In New York
    6. International Lover

    Prince
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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