Vinyl. Our way of life since 2004 (877) 929-8729

VPI Dealer Authorized & Certified
Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
10% Off Vinyl - LP10
Home > Products for: '

A Man And His Music

'
Results per page:
  • A Man And His Music A Man And His Music Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    A Man And His Music

    180 Gram Vinyl Housed in a Gatefold Jacket


    50th anniversary reissue and part of the 2015 Sinatra Centennial celebration. Won Grammy for Album of the Year (1967), beating out Revolver by The Beatles.


    Instead of using the original recordings, which were made for RCA, Columbia and Capitol Records, and therefore not eligible for use by his then-current label, Reprise, Sinatra used re-recorded versions for the majority of the album's songs, culling tracks from his prior Reprise albums. Three songs were specifically recorded for the project: I'll Never Smile Again, Come Fly With Me and Love and Marriage. There is also a narration from Sinatra that runs throughout the album.

    LP1
    1. Put Your Dreams Away
    2. All Or Nothing At All
    3. I'll Never Smile Again

    4. There Are Such Things
    5. I'll Be Seeing You
    6. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
    7. Polka Dots And Moonbeams
    8. Night And Day

    9. Oh, What It Seemed To Be

    10. Soliloquy
    11. Nancy
    12. The House I Live In

    13. From Here To Eternity (Extract From Film) featuring Montgomery Clift


    LP2
    1. Come Fly With Me
    2. How Little We Know

    3. Learnin' The Blues
    4. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

    5. Young At Heart

    6. Witchcraft
    7. All The Way
    8. Love And Marriage
    9. I've Got You Under Skin
    10. Ring-A-Ding-Ding
    11. The Second Time Around
    12. The Summit (Comedy Routine) featuring Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr.
    13. The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game) featuring Bing Crosby & Dean Martin
    14. Luck Be A Lady
    15. Call Me Irresponsible
    16. Fly Me To The Moon
    17. Softly, As I Leave You
    18. My Kind Of Town
    19. The September Of My Years

    Frank Sinatra
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Mirror Man Mirror Man Quick View

    $29.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Mirror Man


    Captain Beefheart/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    The Return Of The Iconic Mirror Man Album!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Smashed Mirror Die-Cut LP Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Authorized Buddah Records Tapes


    Captain Beefheart will be forever known as one of the first
    originators of art rock, prog-rock and punk rock all rolled into
    one. With his Howlin' Wolfesque growl and blazing harmonica
    blues wailing, Don Van Vilet a/k/a/ Captain Beefheart truly
    delivered the goods with his legendary Mirror Man album.
    Originally recorded between 1965 and 1967, The Captain
    and his Magic Band created some of the most masterful funk
    and progressive rock ever waxed with this stellar session.


    Consisting of lengthy jam packed champions like his classic
    Tarotplane and 25th Century Quaker, Beefheart continues to
    rock further with the international title track hit Mirror Man and
    the funkified rocker Kandy Korn.


    Friday Music is very proud to announce the authorized 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Captain Beefheart's classic
    Mirror Man. Mastered from the authorized Buddah Records
    tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
    Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic
    heights in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    For a very short time, we are also including the super
    rare psychedelic die-cut gatefold LP cover artwork not seen in
    decades, to further enhance your listening pleasure, plus three
    poems on the back cover from the pen of Don Van Vilet.


    Enjoy!

    1. Tarotplane 19:00
    2. Kandy Korn 8:00
    3. 25th Century Quaker 9:50
    4. Mirror Man 15:38
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Ramblin' Man Ramblin' Man Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Ramblin' Man

    180 Gram Vinyl


    The Ramblin' Man is an album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1974. With a slightly more commercial sound than some of his previous records, The Ramblin' Man remained true to Jennings' outlaw country image and uncompromising musical vision.


    The album was released at what was still considered to be the height of the outlaw movement in Country music, and this was reflected in its chart success, with the LP peaking at #3 on the Country charts. Jennings produced it himself, with Ray Pennington co-producing Oklahoma Sunshine and I'm a Ramblin' Man.


    The album also includes a gutsy cover of the Allman Brothers' Midnight Rider, cementing Jennings' fearless reputation as a leader of the progressive Country sound.

    1. I'm A Ramblin' Man
    2. Rainy Day Woman
    3. Cloudy Days
    4. Midnight Rider
    5. Oklahoma Sunshine
    6. The Hunger
    7. I Can't Keep My Hands Off Of You
    8. Memories Of You And I
    9. It'll Be Her
    10. Amanda
    Waylon Jennings
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Memory Man Memory Man Quick View

    $14.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Memory Man

    With his breathtaking debut album Memory Man, Big Spiders Back (aka Yair Rubinstein) expands on the dreamy, psychedelic sample-based pop from his Warped EP, and pushes his unique sound into a mind-blowing array of new territory. Incorporating everything from British library music to Indian film soundtracks and field recordings, the album flows gracefully between ambient avalanches of sound and hauntingly ethereal vocals, sitting on top of a lush bed of hip-hop and dubstep-inspired beats. The album borrows themes based around memory from a wide array of classic sci-fi books and comics, ranging from J. G. Ballard to William Gibson.


    Recorded in the past year both in his garage studio in Seattle and new adopted hometown of Brooklyn, the record is Rubinsteins first effort completely recorded and mixed on his own, save guest contributions and production work from Seattle friends USF. His cross-country relocation coincides with big refinements in his sound, focusing on drum programming more than previous efforts. The more drum-centric approach presents a new style for Big Spiders Back, providing a solid foundation for his lush array of ecstatic, joyfully sung melodies that are staple for the young producer.


    At once melancholic, and other times joyful and ecstatic, Memory Man is a diverse and richly-detailed album that rewards repeated listens, and manages to stay consistent and emotionally resonant and compelling.

    1. Terminal Seat

    2. Dead Channel
    3. Secret Chiefs
    4. Far Light
    5. Familiarface
    6. Brigitte Bombay (feat USF)
    7. Black Chow
    8. Memory Man
    9. Megazone
    10. Playback Singer

    Big Spider's Back
    $14.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Delivery Man Delivery Man Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Delivery Man

    In celebration of their 10-year Anniversary, Lost Highway Records is re-releasing twenty of their most acclaimed albums including Elvis Costello's The Delivery Man on limited edition clear vinyl.


    With 2004's The Delivery Man, Elvis Costello & the Imposters' first release for Lost Highway, one of modern music's most admired and prolific talents delivered a remarkable album that draws on deep American musical roots more than any of his releases since King of America in 1986.


    Recorded in Oxford, MS and produced by Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Counting Crows, Buddy Guy & Cracker) and Elvis Costello, it is a collection that ranges from the ferocious, bass-driven opening track, Button My Lip, which speaks in the voice of a desperate man on the verge of committing a terrible crime, to a tender and timely closing rendition of, The Scarlet Tide, referred to by Costello's co-composer and fellow Oscar Nominee, T Bone Burnett as an anti-fear song.


    Like a lot of great things in music history, The Delivery Man can be said to have started with the late great Johnny Cash. The Delivery Man is actually a character imported from a song I wrote in about 1986 for Johnny Cash, Costello explains. He's based on a real character. I read this story in the paper about a man who confessed to murdering his childhood friend thirty years later, having been in prison for a number of other things. I thought this story was very interesting because he'd carried this burden of guilt of this childhood crime. I wrote a fictional version of that story in a song called 'Hidden Shame,' which John recorded.


    Beyond the Imposters, longtime Attractions Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve, and more recent revelation Faragher, The Delivery Man also features winning turns from two of Costello's own favorite artists, Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams.

    1. Button My Lip

    2. Country Darkness
    3. There's A Story In Your Voice
    4. Either Side of the Same Town
    5. Bedlam
    6. The Delivery Man
    7. Monkey To Man
    8. Nothing Clings Like Ivy
    9. The Name Of This Thing Is Not Love
    10. Heart Shaped Bruise
    11. Needle Time
    12. The Judgement
    13. The Scarlet Tide
    Elvis Costello
    $34.99
    Clear Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • With His Hot And Blue Guitar With His Hot And Blue Guitar Quick View

    $21.99
    Buy Now
    x

    With His Hot And Blue Guitar


    Johnny Cash's Debut Album, and the First Ever LP
    Release from Sun Records


    Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar is the debut
    album from the 'Man in Black', featuring hits like I
    Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues. Released in
    1957, it was the first LP ever issued on Sam Phillips'
    Sun Records label.

    1. Rock Island Line
    2. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
    3. Country Boy
    4. If The Good Lord's Willing
    5. Cry! Cry! Cry!
    6. Remember Me (I'm The one Who Loves You)
    7. So Doggone Lonesome
    8. I Was There When It Happened
    9. I Walk The Line
    10. The Wreck Of The Old '97
    11. Folsom Prison Blues
    12. Doin' My Time
    Johnny Cash
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye Quick View

    $23.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye

    Hailu Mergia is a one-man band. In 1985, master accordionist and veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist released the Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument cassette. In a nostalgic effort to bring back the vintage accordion sound of his youth, Hailu gave Ethiopian music a sonic makeover. He was already celebrated for his work with the groundbreaking Addis Ababa ethio-jazz and funk outfit Walias Band. With imagination and a visionary sense of the self-contained possibilities of modern music, he captured the popular sounds of the past using the modern tools of the day.


    The reissue of this recording brings back a moment when Ethiopian music was
    shifting from acoustic-based performances to recordings using more and more
    synthesized elements. While the resulting sound of that shift has its critics Hailu
    Mergia's initial experiments with switched-on solo instrumentals based on
    Ethiopian folk and popular music captures a singular feeling dripping in
    ambiance and a very human emotional energy

    1. Shemonmuanaye
    2. Sewnetuwa
    3. Laloye
    4. Wegene
    5. Hari Meru Meru
    6. Amrew Demkew
    7. Anchin Alay Alegn
    8. Ambasel
    9. Hebo Lale
    10. Belew Beduby
    11. Shilela
    Hailu Mergia
    $23.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • And His Mother Called Him Bill (Speakers Corner) And His Mother Called Him Bill (Speakers Corner) Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    And His Mother Called Him Bill (Speakers Corner)

    When Billy Strayhorn died of cancer in 1967, Duke Ellington was devastated. His closest friend and arranger had left his life full of music and memories. As a tribute, Ellington and his orchestra almost immediately began recording a tribute to Strayhorn, using the late arranger's own compositions.



    The album features well-known and previously unrecorded Strayhorn tunes that showcase his range, versatility, and, above all, the quality that Ellington admired him most for: his sensitivity to all of the timbral, tonal, and color possibilities an orchestra could bring to a piece of music.



    Full of informality and soulful verve, these recordings feel like they are an afterthought, an unwillingness to completely let go, a eulogy whose final words are questions, elegantly stated and met with only the echo of their last vibrations ringing in an empty room, full of wondering, longing, and helplessness, but above all the point of the questions themselves: "Is this enough?" or "Can there ever be enough to pay an adequate tribute to this man?"
    They are interesting questions, because only five years later we would all be saying the same thing about Ellington. For a man who issued well over 300 albums, this set is among his most profoundly felt and very finest recorded moments.






    Musicians:



    • Duke Ellington (piano)

    • Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington (trumpet)

    • Clark Terry (fluegel horn)

    • Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors (trombone)

    • Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone)

    • Russell Procope (alto saxophone, clarinet)

    • Jimmy Hamilton (tenor saxophone, clarinet)

    • Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone)

    • Aaron Bell (bass)

    • Steve Little (drums)




    Recording: August and September 1967 in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City, by Ed Begley

    Production: Brad McCuen





    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.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Boo-Dah
    2. U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
    3. Blood Count 9

    4. Smada
    5. Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note

    6. Rain Check
    7. Midriff
    8. My Little Brown Book
    9. Lotus Blossom
    10. Snibor
    11. After All
    12. All Day Long
    13. Lotus Blossom
    14. Day Dream
    15. The Intimacy of the Blues
    16. Charpoy
    Duke Ellington
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Man In Black Man In Black Quick View

    $32.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Man In Black

    180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering


    Features Rare Studio Photo From The Columbia Archives In The Gatefold Art




    In 1971 after a plethora of chart topping albums, a treasure trove of smash singles and a top rated t.v. show, Johnny Cash put together one of his finest albums ever with his masterpiece "Man In Black." Recorded in Nashville, TN, Cash wrote and sang some of his most personal and thought provoking songs from the era with such a conviction that he would forever be known as "The Man In Black."


    The "Man In Black" Lp features not only the amazing hit title track, but another top hit with the stellar "The Preacher Said "Jesus Said" featuring the great Billy Graham. More favorites like "Ned Kelly", the heart wrenching "Dear Mrs." as well as his tribute to the brave military with "Singin' In Viet Nam Talkin' Blues" all made this album the more introspective and top charter album that to this day is still loved by millions.


    In honor of The Man, the Music, the Legend, The Man In Black, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl release of the Johnny Cash classic Man In Black.


    As another classic installment in our exciting Johnny Cash 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its true audiophile glory. Mastered impeccably by long time fan and Johnny Cash reissue producer Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Man In Black will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Johnny Cash fans everywhere.


    For this exclusive presentation, we are also including the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the original LP cover elements as well as a rare studio photo of the legend in the inside gatefold art from the Sony Music Archives.


    Johnny Cash .Man In Black .A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release . first time gatefold cover ..is now an audiophile translucent blue vinyl dream come true .From your friends at Friday Music .

    1. The Preacher Said, "Jesus Said" (with Billy Graham)
    2. Orphan Of The Road
    3. You've Got A New Light Shining In Your Eyes
    4. If Not For Love
    5. Man In Black
    6. Singin' In Viet Nam Talkin' Blues
    7. Ned Kelly
    8. Look For Me (with June Carter Cash)
    9. Dear Mrs.
    10. I Talk To Jesus Every Day (with June Carter Cash)
    Johnny Cash
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Ice Cream Man Ice Cream Man Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Ice Cream Man

    Master P took his music to a new level of quality on Ice Cream Man, which is his first to feature the production stable known as Beats by the Pound (i.e., KLC, Mo B. Dick, DJ Daryl, Carlos Stephens, Ken Franklin, Craig B). Themes of drugs, violence, and ghetto life are prevalent and well exploited. Ice Cream Man was Master P's best-selling album to date, and it created a significant buzz in the hardcore rap underground, setting the stage for his chart-topping follow-up, Ghetto D (1997).

    - Jason Birchmeier (AllMusic)

    *Tracklist & Cover Art are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Mr. Ice Cream Man (feat. Silkk The Shocker)
    3. Time For A 187
    4. 1/2 On A Bag Of Dank
    5. Break 'Em Off Somethin' (feat. UGK)
    6. How G's Ride (feat. Big Ed, Silkk The Shocker)
    7. No More Tears (feat Mo B. Dick)
    8. The Ghetto Won't Change (feat. Mo B. Dick)
    9. Commercial 1
    10. Playa From Around The Way (Feat. Silkk The Shocker & Mo B. Dick)
    11. Sellin' Ice Cream (feat. Mo B. Dick)


    LP 2
    1. Time To Check My Crackhouse
    2. Bout It, Bout It II (feat. Mia X)
    3. Back Up Off Me
    4. Never Ending Game
    5. Watch Dees Hoes (feat. Mr. Serv-On, Silkk The Shocker, Tre-8)
    6. Bout That Drama (feat. Silkk The Shocker)
    7. Killer Pussy
    8. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
    9. My Ghetto Heroes (feat. Skull Duggery)

    Master P
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • An Innocent Man An Innocent Man Quick View

    $49.99
    Buy Now
    x

    An Innocent Man

    An Innocent Man on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Infectious Doo-Wop, Carefree Soul, Harmonious Pop a Testament to Music of Joel's Childhood


    Album Sounded Mediocre For the Longest Time-No Longer: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Allows You to Hear This Pleasing Set With Fresh Ears


    Another Joel Blockbuster: Seven-Times Platinum 1983 Affair Includes "Uptown Girl," "For the Longest Time," "An Innocent Man," "Tell Her About It"


    After making The Nylon Curtain, Billy Joel felt the need to exhale and get back to the carefree music of his childhood. He also met supermodel Christie Brinkley, who brought serious degrees of levity and romance to his world. In love, relaxed, and out to have fun, the singer crafted An Innocent Man, arguably the most easygoing and pleasing album of his career. Featuring four Top 40 pop singles and the same number of Top 5 Adult Contemporary hits to grace the Billboard charts, the record remains a commercial staple.


    An essential title in Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, An Innocent Man is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI. The resulting presentation effortlessly outshines that heard on all previous editions of this 1983 set. Particularly, the effervescent harmonies now possess an airiness and extension that lends to realistic tonal decay. Instruments are balanced and placed on a wider, deeper soundstage, contributing improved to improved imaging and spaciousness. Joel's voice, too, comes across with tremendous clarity, presence, and body. These songs have never sounded so contagious.


    Per usual, Joel proves a melodic jukebox. The vocalist's grasp on structure, hooks, and delivery help make this batch of songs among his most beloved, easy to hum, and impossible to ignore. Much of the appeal resides in Joel's understanding of the early rock and roll, doo-wop, and soul that he grew up hearing in New York, and the manners in which the popular songwriters favored simplicity over complexity, good-natured vibes over seriousness, and romantic charm over introspective sadness.


    Whether floating on a cloud on the giddy "Uptown Girl" (check out his falsetto), doubling as both the lead and background vocalist on the reminiscent-themed "The Longest Time," or tapping gospel undercurrents on the tribute "Keeping the Faith," Joel revels in 50s and 60s pop constructs, turning out amiable refrains and unforgettable moods. Love perfumes the air, and Joel can't get enough, and it's a feeling he passes on to his listeners.


    As the calm before stormier periods in his life, and a timeless connection to America's finest pop music traditions, An Innocent Man is indeed innocent-a guiltless pleasure that keeps on giving.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Easy Money
    2. An Innocent Man
    3. The Longest Time
    4. This Night
    5. Tell Her About It
    6. Uptown Girl
    7. Careless Talk
    8. Christie Lee
    9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone
    10. Keeping the Faith
    Billy Joel
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Man About Town Man About Town Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Man About Town

    Man About Town is the fourth full-length record from Grammy nominated recording artist, Mayer Hawthorne.


    On Man About Town, Hawthorne is back to handling the lion's share of production. He also played damn near every instrument on the album and penned every track. His songwriting pulls from his life and observations; his heartache and joy. Sometimes it's groovy, other times he's vulnerable and sincere. It's the shit people listen to when they wanna get drunk and stoned and sentimental. The reason? Mayer Hawthorne stays making that timeless, soulful, baby-making music.

    1. Man About Town
    2. Cosmic Love
    3. Book of Broken Hearts
    4. Breakfast In Bed
    5. Lingerie & Candlewax
    6. Fancy Clothes
    7. The Valley
    8. Love Like That
    9. Get You Back
    10. Out Of Pocket
    Mayer Hawthorne
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Journey Man The Journey Man Quick View

    $35.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Journey Man

    "In my music," says Goldie, "is everything I've learned, everyone I've met, everything I've experienced." And it's been an incredible trip. The maverick innovator - who rewrote the future of the jungle scene with landmark releases that still sound like they were kidnapped from tomorrow - has a unique story to tell. From children's homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK's most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS-One, Goldie has defiantly, definitively, done it his own way. "I'm an alchemist," he likes to insist. "I practice the dark arts of messing with the form of something solid."


    Though marriage and his passion for bikram yoga have, he says, proved a calming influence, these days he's just as full of inspired, out-there ideas as he was back in 1993 when he did his first cover interview for the rave magazine Generator. "My music is about fallout," he said then, "about the damage that has been done to the system." Today, in the office of one of his London-based contacts, the ideas are still sparking. "Drum'n'bass has done to electronic music what graffiti has done to the art world," he muses, before launching into a rapid-fire synthesis of art history, dancefloor evolution and his own hyperactive brand of self-actualization, which loosely translates as: "Why do something ordinary when you can do something extraordinary?"


    It sums up the reason why, in 1994, music critic Simon Reynolds famously observed: "Goldie revolutionized jungle not once but three times. First, there was Terminator (pioneering the use of time stretching), then Angel (fusing Diane Charlemagne's live vocal with David Byrne/Brian Eno samples to prove that hardcore could be more conventionally musical), now there's Timeless, a 22-minute hardcore symphony." Each of these were moments that shaped the musical fabric of the decade and beyond, presaging Goldie's transition from the underground rave scene into the world of bona fide A- list superstars.


    But it didn't start out like that. The boy who would become Goldie was born Clifford Price on 19 September 1965, just as The Rolling Stones hit the top of the charts with Satisfaction. His dad Clement, originally from Jamaica, had been plying his trade as a foundryman in Leeds. His mum Margaret, who had been born in Glasgow, was a popular singer in the pubs and clubs of the West Midlands. Barely more than a toddler, Goldie was just three when she placed him into foster care (though she kept his younger brother Melvin). He still remembers, he says, the day the social workers came to take him away.


    Over the next 15 years, he bounced between a series of foster homes and local government institutions around the Walsall area. His eclectic musical taste was forged, he reckons, in those same local authority homes listening to the sonic tangle of other teenagers' record collections. "In one room," he says, "a kid would be playing Steel Pulse while through the wall someone else had a Japan record on and another guy would be spinning Human League." On rare visits to see his dad, he'd lie sprawled over the living room couch, listening to Jazz FM, marveling at the lavishly-tooled '80s productions of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn and Michael Franks, adding further layers to his complex musicography.


    Already developing the irresistible urge to excel that has marked his inimitable musical career, Goldie's first love was roller-hockey. He earned a place as goalkeeper in England's national squad before the lure of music overtook the lure of sport. After discovering electro and hip hop, he grew his hair - the "goldilocks" that won him his nickname - and joined a breakdance crew called the B-Boys in nearby Wolverhampton. He also discovered graffiti. "They called me 'the spray can king of the Midlands'," he says proudly. His talent was undeniable, bringing him to the attention not only of Britain's Arts Council but to Dick Fontaine, producer of a Channel 4 TV documentary on graffiti. Fontaine's 1987 film Bombin' captured a visit to the UK by New York artist Brim Fuentes. Brim met Goldie and his B-Boys crew in Wolverhampton's Heathtown before heading a dozen miles away to Birmingham's Handsworth, where the producer filmed the aftermath of rioting that had left four dead, 35 injured and dozens of stores burned out. Several months later, Fontaine reversed the process and took Goldie to New York, introducing him to hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. For Goldie, on his first trip abroad, never mind his first trip over the Atlantic, the Big Apple was love at first sight. Back in Britain, he begged, borrowed and saved until he had enough to fund a return trip to the Bronx.


    "I started painting the trains and getting involved on the streets," he says, remembering his total immersion in what was still, at that point, an emerging culture. Art and music as symbiotic technologies. Rubbing shoulders with the Big Apple's best graffiti artists, his own distinctive style was accelerated and enriched. A move to Miami followed. He worked in the flea markets, he says, "painting trucks for drug dealers" and developing a sideline in gold jewelry that included the distinctive grills that became a trademark on his return to the UK. The magical properties of shaping, working and bending precious metals to his will - as close to alchemy as the modern world gets - became an analogue for the way he prefers to operate in the studio, chasing quicksilver dreams, mercury-fast rivulets of imagination into impossibly lush, breakbeat concertos. Back in Britain, Goldie found himself seduced by the sweetheart of the rave. Though it took him eight attempts to get entry into the club, at London's Rage in 1991 he marveled at the alternate sonic worlds being forged by Fabio and Grooverider behind the decks. "It really flipped me out," he remembers. Soon he found himself in the orbit of Dego McFarlane and Mark Clair. Their label Reinforced was in the vanguard of breakbeat, issuing astonishing records that stripped out boundaries and limits while setting the tone for the scene's sense of adventure. At first, he helped out doing artwork and a bit of A&R. But soon he was in Reinforced's Internal Affairs studio watching intently as Mark and Dego recorded tracks like Cookin' Up Ya Brain and Journey From The Light. "I was watching what they could do," says Goldie, "trying to gauge the possibilities of the technology." Soon he was getting involved. "I remember one session we did that lasted over three days," he says, "just experimenting, pushing the technology to its limits. We'd come up with mad ideas and then try to create them. We were sampling from ourselves and then resampling, twisting sounds around and pushing them into all sorts of places."


    What followed was a series of inspired break-driven releases such as Killa Muffin, Dark Rider and Menace. Then Terminator, with its writhing drum loop, dropped and suddenly Goldie's name was on everyone's lips. He followed up with the equally revolutionary Angel, tilting the axis towards the lush, trippy textures that made 1995's debut album Timeless the drum'n'bass scene's first platinum album. Incredibly, given what was happening elsewhere in the scene at the time, the recording of the album's epic title track began as far back as 1993, when most other producers were still focused on the original sonic tropes of hardcore rave.


    Timeless was a masterpiece - of production, of songwriting, of sonic perfection and breakbeat futurism. Even today, it still sounds as astonishingly new and inspired as it did back on those early pre-release cassettes circulated by London Records in the early months of 1995 when Goldie was still living on the 18th floor of a North London tower block.


    By then, Goldie had already set up his own record label - Metalheadz - with his friends the DJ duo Kemistry and Storm. Along with studio collaborator, Rob Playford's Moving Shadow and LTJ Bukem's Looking Good imprint, Metalheadz helped to define drum'n'bass as a distinct musical format with singles by J Majik, Asylum and Goldie himself. Still bursting with energy, he then launched a legendary club night, Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at London's Blue Note. The scene's best producers - among them revolutionary artists like Photek, Source Direct, Peshay and Dillinja - would compete to have their latest recordings debuted at the club and the scene's faithful came from far and wide to hear the best tunes before anyone else. "Those nights at the Blue Note were magical," he recalls. "It was an underground phenomenon that became an institution." David Bowie, who was making the drum'n'bass-influenced album Earthling at the time, fell in love with the place. "I remember popping out to take a break from all the madness inside the club," says Goldie. "He was outside having a cigarette, a bit of a breather. We chatted for a bit, looked at each other, grinned and then plunged back into it all. It was just that kind of place."


    Goldie is one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with Bowie - on the track Truth from the drum'n'bass pioneer's second album Saturnz Return. Released in 1998, the album also saw his vision become more expansive (the opening track, Mother, clocked in at just over an hour). The album's collaborative approach included guest spots from rap legend KRS-One, Sex Pistols manager and all-around provocateur Malcolm McLaren, super-producer Trevor Horn and Oasis main man Noel Gallagher (on the single Temper Temper).


    Fuelled by the limitless creativity that has been the hallmark of his career to date, Goldie next turned to acting. He reunited with Bowie in Andrew Goth's 1999 thriller Everybody Loves Sunshine then took the part of Bullion in the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. Other box office smashes - including Guy Ritchie's crime heist caper Snatch - followed before he joined the cast of BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, playing the gangster Angel Hudson.


    A series of blockbuster TV appearances - on shows such as Maestro (where he learned to conduct an orchestra), Classic Goldie (which saw him perform his own orchestral composition at the Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2009) and Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.


    The orchestral training proved useful. In 2014, he translated his original vision for Timeless into the stunning Timeless (Sine Tempore). Performed live with the Heritage Orchestra at the Wilderness Festival to suitably rapturous acclaim, the performance was repeated the following year as part of the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall. In between, he found time to unveil Fragments Of Gold, a piece inspired by medieval chants that he performed live in Glasgow Cathedral.


    Drum'n'bass, of course, has remained a consistent passion, both through his Metalheadz label and his releases under the Rufige Kru moniker (2007's Malice In Wonderland and 2009's Memoirs Of An Afterlife). "Technologically," he says, "breakbeat has managed to surpass all other forms of music to date. There isn't a recording engineer alive who can tell me there's any other form of music that is more complex than the music we make." Goldie has also recently announced he will be releasing a brand new double album 'The Journey Man' this year. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album.


    "I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You're drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It's like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they're all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I'm always inspired by great movie directors - people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson - and, if you think about it, it's quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film."


    Collaborators on 'The Journey Man' album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series 'Goldie's Band By Royal Appointment' and later provided the vocals for Goldie's 2012 single 'Freedom'. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, JosÉ James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie's wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.


    'The Journey Man' will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie's own record label, Metalheadz.


    Goldie's love affair with painting has remained consistent too and he continues to exhibit visual work that's just as dazzling as his sonic output. Beginning with Night Writers, the 1986 exhibition at Wolverhampton's art gallery that introduced Goldie and his Supreme Graffiti Team to the British Arts Council, his shows have defined a unique aesthetic that's all his own. And through them all, from 1987's Rockin' The City in Birmingham (where he exhibited alongside Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja) and the 1988 Crucial Creators exhibition in Walsall to more recent gallery events like 2007's Love Over Gold and 2012's Athleticizm collection (including portraits of London Olympics stars such as Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis), runs a consistent thread of energy, experimentalism and boundary-pushing. His 2013 collection, Lost Tribes, an innovative series of pieces fusing Goldie's style with the artistic expression of the ancient peoples of Africa, Asia and America was, he says, "my most important breakthrough".


    And for the kid who lay awake, gazing at the stars, through the window of a children's home, growing up has brought some surprises. In 2012, he was selected as one of the BBC's New Elizabethans, 60 people - ranging from David Hockney to Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee - who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. Four years later, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. It's acceptance, of course, on a grand scale. But at heart, he's still the gatecrasher, amped-up on ideas, buzzing on nothing but love, hope and the certainty that, while his way might not be the easy way, it's very definitely the path of a true artist.


    - Tim Barr, 2017

    LP 1
    1. Horizons (feat. Terri Walker & Swindle)
    2. Prism
    3. Mountains
    4. Castaway
    5. The Mirrored River


    LP 2
    1. I Adore You (w/ Ulterior Motive)
    2. I Think of You
    3. Truth (feat. Jose James)
    4. Redemption


    LP 3
    1. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
    2. The Ballad Celeste
    3. This Is Not A Love Song
    4. The River Mirrored (feat. Terri Walker)
    5. Triangle
    6. Tomorrow's Not Today
    7. Run Run Run

    Goldie
    $35.99
    Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Man & Myth Man & Myth Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Man & Myth

    Man And Myth, Roy's first studio album in 13 years, isn't just proof
    that one of the leading, most erudite and passionate orators of the
    British folk rock renaissance hasn't lost an iota of his gifts, but also
    timely evidence for anyone who has wondered why so many musical
    luminaries have been lining up to praise this enigmatic and legendary singer-songwriter.


    In 2011, Harper performed a special show at the Royal Festival Hall
    in celebration of his 70th birthday, playing with guests including
    Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Wilson and Jimmy Page of Led
    Zeppelin-who once penned a tribute called Hats Off To (Roy)
    Harper. David Gilmour not only played on record and stage for
    Harper, but Pink Floyd engaged him to sing Have A Cigar on the
    band's landmark album Wish You Were Here. Fellow collaborator
    Kate Bush has called Harper one of the greatest English songwriters while the late John Peel demanded, on his death, that cricket
    obsessive Harper's When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease be
    played at his funeral. Johnny Marr, meanwhile, has stated that
    Harper's 1971 opus Stormcock was intense and beautiful and
    clever.


    Four of the seven tracks that constitute Man And Myth were
    recorded with Jonathan Wilson at his studio in Laurel Canyon.
    Wilson had been assembling a Harper tribute album and the two
    struck up a friendship after meeting backstage at London's Borderline in 2012. Heaven Is Here and The Exile, the album's epic
    closing tracks, and January Man were subsequently recorded
    back in County Cork.


    Man And Myth is incontrovertible proof to everyone of Roy Harper's
    persisting brilliance, with many hallmarks of what has singled him
    out since his first album 47 heady years ago.

    1. The Enemy
    2. Time Is Temporary
    3. January Man
    4. The Stranger
    5. Cloud Cuckooland
    6. Heaven Is Here
    7. The Exile
    Roy Harper
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
  • Searching For Sugar Man Searching For Sugar Man Quick View

    $27.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Searching For Sugar Man

    The story remains one of the music world's most unusual tales of the 1970s: an obscure debut LP by a Detroit singer-songwriter becomes a source of hope and inspiration to the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. Now, the story of Rodriguez and his cult album Cold Fact is the basis for Searching For Sugar Man, a riveting new documentary by filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul. Light In The Attic Records in partnership with Sony Legacy are honored to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack, comprising tracks from Cold Fact and its 1971 follow-up Coming From Reality - both reissued in 2008 and 2009 by Light In The Attic. The soundtrack begins with the otherworldly "Sugar Man" and acts as a primer to this long-overlooked musician's fusion of gritty funk, political poetry and blissful psych-folk.


    Searching For Sugar Man, a Red Box Films & Passion Pictures Production in association with Canfield Pictures & The Documentary Company, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in the U.S., was a big hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival where it won the world documentary audience award and a special jury award, and then went on to screen at SXSW, Tribeca, and the Sheffield Doc Fest. The film opens in New York, Los Angeles, and London (via Studio Canal) on July 27th and will play in other cities throughout the coming months. For a complete release schedule, visit the film's website: www.SearchingForSugarManMovie.com.


    Back in the late '60s, Rodriguez was discovered in a Detroit bar by renowned producers Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore. They recorded a 1970 album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. Instead, Cold Fact bombed, and despite the release of a second LP, entitled Coming From Reality and produced by Steve Rowland, Rodriguez drifted into obscurity, even being subject to some fantastic rumors of a dramatic onstage death.


    Cold Fact took on a life of its own when a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid-era South Africa. Banned by the government, the album became a country-wide phenomenon over the next two decades, and the soundtrack to a resistance movement of liberal African youth. Back in Detroit, working in construction and renovation (he also ran for mayor), Rodriguez was totally unaware that he was not just a folk hero but a household name thousands of miles away.


    Decades later, two South African fans, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman and Craig Bartholomew-Strydom set out to find out what really happened to their hero, and their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the many myths they'd heard. Their story forms the basis of Searching For Sugar Man.


    Both sides of the story, Rodriguez's life in Detroit and the subsequent impact of his music in South Africa, proved fascinating to Stockholm-based documentary filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul. His short documentary films for Swedish Television's international cultural weekly show Kobra became the basis for such films as Men Who Stare At Goats (George Clooney) and The Terminal (Tom Hanks). The evolution of the financing, production, and filming of Searching For Sugar Man is as fascinating and complex as the life of Rodriguez himself.


    "I describe myself as 'musico-politico'," Rodriguez said recently. "I was born and bred in Detroit, four blocks from the city center. Back then, I was influenced by the urban sounds that were going on around me all the time. Music is art and art is a cultural force. As far as my work from Detroit comparing to the South African Apartheid, the similarities echo. The placards of the 1970s in the United States read things like: We Want Jobs and Stop the War - I was looking at the music from a working class perspective that was relevant, as it turns out, to the kids in South Africa."

    1. Sugar Man
    2. Crucify Your Mind
    3. Cause
    4. I Wonder
    5. Like Janis
    6. This Is Not A Song, It's an Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues
    7. Can't Get Away
    8. I Think of You
    9. Inner City Blues
    10. Lifestyles - Sandrevan Lullaby
    11. Street Boy
    12. A Most Disgusting Song
    13. I'll Slip Away
    14. Jane S. Piddy
    Rodriguez
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Man I Love The Man I Love Quick View

    $29.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Man I Love

    Johnny Griffin had a reputation as the world's fastest tenor. At this intense live date captured at Club Montmarte in Copenhagen in 1967, the saxophonist lives up to such a billing and more, attacking five compositions with dynamite energy and blinding speed. In addition, Griffin displays the warm and sensitive side he developed later in his career on a touching rendition of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Lady. Throughout, he's aided by a resolutely controlled and superbly dynamic rhythm section comprised of bassist Niels Pederson and drummer Albert Tootie Heath, who, with pianist Kenny Drew, match Griffin's red-hot bravado. This is a hard-bop set no one will want to miss.


    Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, The Man I Love is on par with Griffin's finest studio outings for Blue Note and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. Orchestrated by ORG Music, this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in audiophile production standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting the museum-like worth of this record's existence.


    Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180 gram LP was curated by legendary engineer Steve Hoffman and eq'd by Grundman himself. A better team you cannot find; every step involved serious quality-control measures to guarantee gorgeous sound. The superb vinyl jacket features exclusive artwork. This is what being a collector is all about.


    The title isn't as widely known as some of Griffin's other work, but this reissue preserves historically significant music that will be enjoyed by generations to come.




    1. The Man I Love
    2. Hush-A-Bye
    3. Blues for Harvey
    4. The Masquerade Is Over
    5. Sophisticated Lady
    6. Wee
    Johnny Griffin
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Hurdy Gurdy Man The Hurdy Gurdy Man Quick View

    $28.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Hurdy Gurdy Man

    With 1968's The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Donovan delivered one of his most full-realized works, with a psychedelic/progressive edge as well as an exotic Eastern flavor that reflects the influence of his then-recent trip with the Beatles to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-an experience that helped to inspire Donovan to renounce drug use and encourage his fans to try meditation instead of chemical consumption. While the title track introduced a heavier-sounding Donovan to AM radio listeners and became one of his biggest hit singles, the smash "Jennifer Juniper" maintains his gentle, romantic side. The album's playful experimental spirit is reflected in the innovative use of drones on such tracks as "Peregrine" and "Tangier," and in the music-hall diversion of "As I Recall It," while "A Sunny Day," "The River Song" and "The Entertaining of a Shy Girl" showcase Donovan's knack for idyllic, pastoral songcraft. Sundazed's vinyl edition of The Hurdy Gurdy Man features the album's rare, much sought-after original mono mix, doing justice to the sonic presence and creative imagination of this vintage gem.
    1. Hurdy Gurdy Man
    2. Peregrine
    3. The Entertaining of a Shy Girl
    4. As I Recall It
    5. Get Thy Bearings
    6. Hi It's Been a Long Time
    7. West Indian Lady
    8. Jennifer Juniper
    9. The River Song
    10. Tangier
    11. A Sunny Day
    12. The Sun Is a Very Magic Fellow
    13. Teas
    Donovan
    $28.99
    Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • American III: Solitary Man American III: Solitary Man Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    American III: Solitary Man

    For younger generations of musicians, having their song cut by Johnny Cash must be a little like scaling the Washington Monument. On his third album
    for producer Rick Rubin's American label, Cash makes Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down sound like a companion classic to I Walk the Line. He
    transforms U2's One into a sturdy testament of plainspoken faith, while he plumbs the netherworld of Nick Cave's The Mercy Seat and Will Oldham's I
    See a Darkness. Amid more familiar fare (including Neil Diamond's title track), the album's sing-along standout is the deadpan, down-and-out, talking
    blues of Nobody. Cash's recent originals have the age-old purity of Appalachian music, while the traditional closing of Wayfaring Stranger offers
    bittersweet benediction. Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow, and June Carter Cash provide vocal cameos. -Don McLeese


    Recorded at The Cash Cabin Studio, Hendersonville, Tennessee and The Akademie Mathematique Of Philosophical Sound Research, Los Angeles,
    California.Includes liner notes by Johnny Cash.Solitary Man won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. AMERICAN III
    was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

    1. I Won't Back Down
    2. Solitary Man
    3. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
    4. One
    5. Nobody
    6. I See A Darkness
    7. The Mercy Seat
    8. Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)
    9. Field Of Diamonds
    10. Before My Time
    11. Country Trash
    12. Mary Of The Wild Moor
    13. I'm Leavin' Now
    14. Wayfaring Stranger
    Johnny Cash
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • An Innocent Man (Colored Vinyl) An Innocent Man (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

    $32.99
    Buy Now
    x

    An Innocent Man (Colored Vinyl)


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Features # 1 Hits: Tell Her About It, An Innocent Man, Uptown Girl & Leave A Tender Moment Alone


    As another definitive installment in the Billy Joel 180 Gram Audiophile Series, Friday Music is very excited to announce the release of his 1983 classic An Innocent Man for the first time on 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and & pressed by R.T.I., this masterpiece album was perfectly made for the audiophile in all of us. His chart topping # 1 LP included a ton of number one singles like Uptown Girl, Tell Her About It, and Leave A Tender Moment Alone.


    As Billy Joel's An Innocent Man rode the top of the music charts well over two years from 1983 thru 1985, his popularity grew thanks to the clever videos and exceptional concert tours that followed.


    For this limited translucent blue vinyl edition release, a stunning exclusive gatefold cover is also enclosed, which includes the lyrics and photos from the original release.


    On tour throughout 2016, Billy Joel's An Innocent Man will truly be a audiophile dream release now for the first time on 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl.....Only from your friends at Friday Music.


    Tell Her About It.......

    1. Easy Money
    2. An Innocent Man
    3. The Longest Time
    4. This Night
    5. Tell Her About It
    6. Uptown Girl
    7. Careless Talk
    8. Christie Lee
    9. Leave A Tender Moment Alone
    10. Keeping The Faith
    Billy Joel
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Good News For Modern Man Good News For Modern Man Quick View

    $16.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Good News For Modern Man


    First Time On Vinyl For This 1999 Solo Album From Ex Husker Du Drummer/songwriter!


    No one has to ask what the hell happened to Grant Hart? anymore. When last heard from in 1994, he was releasing his second LP with Nova Mob. His absence since was perhaps atypical, but here he is again, resuming his solo career for the first time in ten years. The good news is that Good News doesn't sound like Nova Mob or 1991's visceral Last Days of Pompeii, nor does it repeat his more introspective 1989 solo LP Intolerance or 1988's accomplished 2541 EP. Production-wise, this is the most pleasant Hart has come across. A sugar rush is added to his pronounced hooks, adding warmth without robbing the attack of vitality. It's hard to describe -- the first thought might be the exuberance of Cheap Trick on Surrender, only not so thumping. Songs such as Nobody Rides for Free and Seka Knows are not traditional power pop as much as vaguely restrained, crunchy-under-the-surface melodic rock songs with slight '60s influence. This steady, understated exhilaration is consistent with Hart's affable personality. You see it most on the lightest selection, Run Run Run to the Centre Pompidou, a jaunty pop romp to nowhere in gay Paris. But it's just as prevalent in the slower, demure tracks such as You Don't Have to Tell Me Now and, most unique of all, the Chills-like New Zealand hush of Teeny's Hair. Hart's control now is as impressive as when he was contrarily blistering the night with such incredible intensity behind the drums in 1984. His best LP since he parted company with Bob Mould and Greg Norton? Very likely!


    - Jack Rabid (All Music Guide)

    1. Little Nemo
    2. Think It Over Now
    3. Nobody Rides For Free
    4. Run Run Run To The Centre Pompidou
    5. You Don't Have To Tell Me Now
    6. Teeny's Hair
    7. A Letter From Anne Marie
    8. In A Cold House
    9. Seka Knows
    10. Remains to Be Seen
    11. Let Rosemary Rock Him, Laura-Louise
    Grant Hart
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Fern Girl And Ice Man Fern Girl And Ice Man Quick View

    $15.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Fern Girl And Ice Man

    The Lowest Pair had been planning to release a new record in the Spring
    of 2016. So, in early 2015, Palmer convinced Kendl to spend a winter in
    Minnesota, with the temptation of working with local greats Dave
    Simonett and Erik Koskinen on the new material. The duo then set off on
    what would be a successful season of touring their second, critically acclaimed
    album, The Sacred Heart Sessions (Spin: "solemn and
    humble;" The Bluegrass Situation: "deeply felt"), and a new-old-time
    record, I Reckon I'm Fixin' On Kickin' Round To Pick A Little. In the fall,
    returning to the midwest to finish up the recordings they had begun a
    few months prior, Kendl and Palmer found themselves with a whole new
    batch of songs ready to lay down. After much deliberation, they
    ambitiously decided the two collections should be released together in
    2016.


    The new records, Fern Girl and Ice Man, as well as Uncertain As It Is
    Uneven, could be viewed as two windows into the growing and changing
    world of The Lowest Pair. Uncertain stays the course of their previous
    releases, being focused on stripped down, intimate arrangements to
    support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl is a
    more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio
    production directions, and what it might sound like for The Lowest Pair
    to be supported by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the
    rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning.
    Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after
    high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving
    music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia's indie label, K
    Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands
    before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer
    built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously
    inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective
    and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth
    fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival
    circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the
    Mississippi.


    So, back to that Spring of 2016 plan: with little attention to tedious
    practicalities and with an eye focused securely on delivering to their
    growing fan base a truly special treat; a rootsy, bluegrassy, old-timish
    version of meiosis has happened, as one new album became two new
    albums.


    Fans already know that the chemistry between Palmer's Midwestern
    charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van
    Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl's poetic and playful way with
    words, her unique approach to the banjo (just listen to "Dreaming Of
    Babylon"), and her barefoot-in-the-cool-river-water mystique combine to
    make a powerful sound, but what's new in 2016 is both the inclusion of
    those non-banjo sounds (harmonica, drum, bass, violin) and an
    incredible expansion of their songbook. In a way, two records, the playful
    and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the
    pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs
    that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has
    demanded from the band more than just "a new record." Fern Girl and
    Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven mark the arrival of America's
    next great musical duo, and it's over the course of these two albums that
    that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.

    1. The River Will
    2. Tagged Ear
    3. Stranger
    4. When They Dance the Mountains Shake
    5. Spring Cleaning
    6. Totes
    7. Trick Candlelight
    8. Shuck It
    9. Sweet Breath
    10. Waiting for the Taker
    11. How Can I Roll
    The Lowest Pair
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Man With The Iron Fists The Man With The Iron Fists Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Man With The Iron Fists

    On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers. A movie inspired by '70s Kung Fu movies and godfathered by Quentin Tarantino, The Man With The Iron Fists is RZA's first step into directing as one of his many contributions to this film: the fabled producer of the Wu-Tang Clan is credited as writer, director, main actor and score producer of this violent outburst of humor and action. Co-starred by Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe, this movie is destined for greatness. For the soundtrack RZA worked together with genre defining artists like Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan and Kanye West and takes things a step further than his legendary Ghost Dog soundtrack.
    1. The Black Keys & RZA - The Baddest Man Alive
    2. Ghostface Killah & M.O.P. & Pharoahe Monch - Black Out
    3. Kanye West - White Dress
    4. The Revelations feat. Tre Williams - I Forgot To Be Your Lover
    5. Idol Warship [Talib Kweli & RES] - Get Your Way
    6. The Wu-Tang Clan & Kool G Rap - Rivers of Blood
    7. Method Man & Freddie Gibbs & Street Life - Built For This
    8. Killa Sin - The Archer
    9. RZA & Flatbush Zombies - Just Blowin' In The Wind
    10. Pusha T & Raekwon & Joell Ortiz - Tick, Tock
    11. Corrine Bailey Rae - Chains
    12. Francis Yip - Green Is The Mountain
    13. The Wu-Tang Clan - Six Directions of Boxing
    14. Mable John - Your Good Thing (Is About To Come To An End)
    15. Wiz Khalifa & Ghostface Killah & Boy Jones - I Go Hard
    Various Artists
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

    Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll was curated by Peter Guralnick (Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley) and accompanies his landmark Sam Phillips biography of the same title. These tracks are a hand-picked selection of Sam Phillips productions that illustrate Phillips' unique (sounds and sense) approach to recording and his cosmic genius. A celebration of the period (1950 - 1961) in which Sam played a revolutionary role in the music business, this collection includes big hits, near misses and never-was tracks that encompass blues, country, gospel, r&b, and the birth
    LP1
    1. Jerry Lee Lewis - Hello Hello Baby
    2. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' At Midnight
    3. The Prisonaires - Just Walkin' In The Rain

    4. Howlin' Wolf - How Many More Years
    5. Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats (Ike Turner) - Rocket 88
    6. The Jones Brothers - Every Night
    7. Howard Seratt - Troublesome Waters
    8. Jimmy And Walter - Easy
    9. Willie Nix - Lonesome Bedroom

    10. Johnny Cash - Big River
    11. Dr. Ross - The Boogie Disease
    12. Elvis Presley - Baby Let's Play House
    13. Roy Orbison - Ooby Dooby
    14. Little Junior's Blue Flames - Love My Baby
    15. Carl Perkins - Matchbox


    LP2
    1. Billy Riley - Flyin' Saucers Rock N' Roll
    2. Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On'

    3. B.B. King - She's Dynamite
    4. Howlin' Wolf - Mr. Highway Man
    5. Joe Hill Lewis - Dorothy Mae
    6. Charlie Rich - Who Will The Next Fool Be
    7. Elvis Presley - Mystery Train
    8. John Prine - How Lucky
    9. Little Junior's Blue Flames - Feelin' Good
    10. Jerry Lee Lewis - You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven

    11. Carl Perkins - Turn Around
    12. Jimmy DeBerry - Time Has Made A Change
    13. Willie Nix - Seems Like A Million Years
    14. Rufus Thomas - Tiger Man
    15. Billy 'The Kid Emerson - When It Rains It Pours


    LP3
    1. Elvis Presley - That's All Right
    2. Jerry Lee Lewis - You Win Again

    3. Sleepy John Estes - Rats In My Kitchen
    4. D.A. Hunt - Lonesome Ol' Jail
    5. Charlie Rich - Sittin' and Thinkin'
    6. Carl Perkins - Movie Magg
    7. Roscoe Gordon - Booted
    8. Joe Hill Lewis - Gotta Let You Go
    9. Little Junior's Blue Flames - Mystery Train
    10. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
    11. James Cotton - Cotton Crop Blues
    12. Sonny Burgess - Red Headed Woman
    13. Jerry Lee Lewis - Settin' the Woods on Fire
    14. Million Dollar Quartet - I Shall Not Be Moved
    15. Elvis Presley - Trying To Get To You

    Sam Phillips
    $34.99
    Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Man Who Fell To Earth OST The Man Who Fell To Earth OST Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Man Who Fell To Earth OST

    Soundtrack to David Bowie's The Man Who Fell to Earth will finally be released. "Due to the recent discovery of lost master tapes," the score will be available 40 years after the film hit theaters.


    40 years ago, David Bowie starred in the sci-fi cult classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, which birthed one of his greatest personas: The Thin White Duke. In commemoration of its upcoming anniversary, the film will return to theaters. The film's soundtrack will be released commercially for the very first time.


    Bowie originally intended to handle the soundtrack himself, but director Nic Roeg ultimately decided to go in a different direction. Instead, the music was coordinated by The Mamas & the Papas' John Phillips, with contributions from Japanese percussionist-composer Stomu Yamash'ta and former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. Several of the songs Bowie wrote for The Man Who Fell to Earth - including "Subterraneans" - ended up on his 1977 album, Low.

    LP 1
    1. Poker Dice (Stomu Yamashta)
    2. Blueberry Hill (Louis Armstrong)
    3. Jazz II (John Phillips)

    4. The Bringer Of Peace (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Venus)
    5. Boys From The South (John Phillips)

    6. 33 1/3 (Stomu Yamashta)

    7. Rhumba Boogie (John Phillips)

    8. Try To Remember (The Kingston Trio)

    9. Mandala (Stomu Yamashta)

    10. America (John Phillips)

    11. Wind Words (Stomu Yamashta)

    12. Jazz (John Phillips)


    LP 2
    1. One Way (Stomu Yamashta)
    2. Space Capsule (John Phillips)

    3. Bluegrass Breakdown (John Phillips)

    4. Desert Shack (John Phillips)

    5. Memory Of Hiroshima (Stomu Yamashta)
    6. Window (John Phillips)

    7. Alberto (John Phillips)

    8. The Bringer Of War (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Venus)
    9. Liar, Liar (John Phillips)

    10. Hello Mary Lou (John Phillips)
    11. Silent Night (Robert Farnon)
    12. Love Is Coming Back (Genevieve Waite)
    13. The Man Who Fell To Earth (John Phillips)

    Various Artists
    $34.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Go to top