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SONM-LEG-52818xElectric Light Orchestra
A New World RecordJeff Lynne reportedly regards this album and its follow-up, Out of the Blue, as the high points in the band's history. One might be better off opting for A New World Record over its successor, however, as a more modest-sized creation chock full of superb songs that are produced even better. Opening with the opulently orchestrated Tightrope, which heralds the perfect production found throughout this album, A New World Record contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group. The Beatles influence is present, to be sure, but developed to a very high degree of sophistication and on Lynne's own terms, rather than being imitative of specific songs.
Telephone Line might be the best Lennon-McCartney collaboration that never was, lyrical and soaring in a way that manages to echo elements of Revolver and the Beatles without ever mimicking them. The original LP's second side opened with So Fine, which seems like the perfect pop synthesis of guitar, percussion, and orchestral sounds, embodying precisely what Lynne had first set out to do with Roy Wood at the moment ELO was conceived. From there, the album soars through stomping rock numbers like Livin' Thing and Do Ya, interspersed with lyrical pieces like Above the Clouds (which makes striking use of pizzicato bass strings).1. Tightrope
2. Telephone Line
4. Mission (A World Record)
5. So Fine
6. Livin' Thing
7. Above The Clouds
8. Do Ya
9. Shangri-La$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
From The New WorldRafael Kubelik conducts the Berlin Philharmonic for this audiophile recording of Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 from The New World.
Rafael Kubelik, conductorSymphony No. 9 in e minor, Op. 95
From the New World (Aus der Neuen Welt)
1. Adagio - Allegro molto
3. Scherzo: Molto vivace
4. Allegro con fuoco$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-KRE-3513xAngelo Spencer Et Les Hauts Sommets
World GarageInspired by Bollywood, a trip to Morocco, and Serge Gainsbourg, Angelo Spencers second full-length World Garage brings armloads of new instruments and the flavor of exotic locations to a compilation of songs that amount to more than just an album, but an experience of wildness. Hearing Spencer transition from English to French, from guitar to hand percussion, and from soft singing to auto tuned screaming, its easy to close your eyes and imagine that youre running barefoot through the soft grass of, somewhere. Somewhere else.
Backed by local musicians Ben Kapp, Karl Blau, Clyde Petersen, with guest vocals by Rebecca Redman (from the band Watercolor paintings), World Garage began as a bundle of unfinished songs that Spencer played for everyone, along with a mixtape of Algerian, Moroccan, and Bollywood selections meant to serve as inspiration for how he wanted the finished album to sound; from the sounds of it, it did the trick.1. Tanger, Tanger
3. 10 Feet Tall
4. La Marche
5. 3 Heures
6. Let You Down
7. Immune System Crashing Down
8. Dirty Blues
9. Les Haut Sommet
10. Gallop$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
World EaterAs humans, we are aware of our inner beast and should therefore be able to control it. We understand our hard-wired primal urges and why they exist in an evolutional sense. We understand the relationship between mind and body. Highly evolved and intelligent, we should be able to recognize these genetic hangovers and control them as a means to act positively and move forward as a compassionate species. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Recent global events have proven this. The human race is consuming itself. World Eater, the new album by Benjamin John Power's Blanck Mass project, is a reaction to this. There is an underlying violence and anger throughout the record, even though some of these tracks are the closest Power has ever come to writing, in his words, actual love songs.1. John Doe's Carnival of Error
2. Rhesus Negative
4. The Rat
5. Silent Treatment
6. Minnesota / Fas Fors / Naked
7. Hive Mind$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hello WorldThe first album of new material from the classic lineup of Information Society (Kurt, Paul and James) in over 20 years. After playing some festival dates in Summer, 2013 the band began to discuss working on a new album and the result, _hello world is the offspring. _hello world is rife with songs that have one foot firmly planted in their past and one foot confidently resting in the present; it is filled with classic INSOC dance floor fodder like Get Back, soaring epics like Jonestown, and cinematic textures like Creatures of Light and Darkness. Embracing the many faces of synthetic music while remaining organically Information Society, _hello world isn't as much a rebirth of INSOC as it is a nuclear-powered version that ups the ante. The first single, Land of the Blind, is a swirling, propulsive track that hearkens back to their signature sound yet infuses it with state of the art production values. Longtime InSoc hero Gerald V. Casale adds his vocals in a duet with Kurt on their cover of Beautiful World which adds a modern splash to the Devo classic. The group stormed the club charts in the mid '80s with their Freestyle classic Running. Inspired by the worldwide response to the single, the group seized the opportunity and moved to New York to record their major label debut, Information Society, for Tommy Boy/Reprise. Producer Fred Maher was brought in, fresh from his work on Kraftwerk's Electric CafÃ© album, and helped Robb & co. craft a tight pop sound. Initial buzz for the first single What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) was intense, and proved to be accurate; by the time the group got to its first in-store appearance, two days after the record's release, the album was sold out. 2014 is proving to be quite a year for the band. With history's tendency to repeat itself, it appears INSOC are poised for another takeover. _Hello World, indeed.Land Of The Blind
Where Were You
Dancing With Strangers
Beautiful World (Featuring Gerald V. Casale)
Creatures Of Light And Darkness
Above And Below
Let It Burn
Tomorrow The World$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rented WorldPhiladelphia-based band The Menzingers will release their new album Rented World via Epitaph Records. Rented World is the fourth studio release for the band and the follow-up to their critically-applauded album On The Impossible Past (2012).
In Remission is the first track from the new album, and one where the band observes, Maybe the future's just a little bit weird; a statement that sets the tone of Rented World.
The Rust Belt punks are in a crucial period of growth. Now in their mid-20s, members Greg Barnett (guitar/vocals), Tom May (guitar/vocals), Eric Keen (bass), and Joe Godino (drums), seek a greater wisdom in life, even if they are old enough to know better. A theme that strongly permeates throughout the album.
Things start to feel a little more serious, said May. When we were younger we wrote fiery songs because at that age it's your world view. Now I look at the world and think 'well, maybe I'm not right all the time.'
Another change for the former Scranton, Pennsylvania housemates is their studio location. They entered Miner Street Studio for the first time in Fishtown, Philly in the fall of 2013. Jonathan Low, whose rich Americana influences can be heard on his work with The National, Sharon Van Etten, and Kurt Vile was enlisted to engineer the album. When writing the new material, the band recognized their shifts in their craft, shifts they knew would best be handled by Low. "We wanted to go to somebody who wasn't used to recording punk records, though it wasn't in a pretentious way, like we wanted to become an indie rock band, stated May.
The end result is an album that fearlessly collides the snarl of emo with grungy, 90s grit and exploring the celestial expanse of post-rock. It's slightly new territory for a band coping with their mid-20s. And lyrically touches on matters that any red blooded human of that age can relate to.1. I Don't Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore
2. Bad Things
4. Where Your Heartache Exists
5. My Friend Kyle
6. Transient Love
7. The Talk
8. Nothing Feels Good Anymore
9. Hearts Unknown
10. In Remission
11. Sentimental Physics
12. When You Died$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-WAR-4918xEno & Hyde
Someday WorldBrian Eno and Karl Hyde (of Underworld) come together with a new album to be released this May on Warp Records. This is the first vocal/band project from Eno since 2008's David Byrne collaboration. Someday World comprises nine songs, composed and sung by Eno & Hyde together with a highly distinguished cast of supporting musicians, including Eno's Roxy Music bandmate Andy Mackay, Tessa Angus, Nell Catchpole, Marianna Champion, Will Champion, Kasia Daszykowska, Don E., Darla Eno, Georgia Gibson, John Reynolds and Chris Vatalaro. Following his 2013 Grammy nominated album LUX, Brian Eno produced this new album with 20 year old Fred Gibson, and continues an ongoing collaboration between Hyde & Eno which sees the two together on a complete album for the first time. "I had a big collection of 'beginnings' sitting around waiting for something to galvanise them into life, to make them more than just 'experiments'. That something turned out to be Karl Hyde." -Brian Eno1. The Satellites
2. Daddy's Car
3. A Man Wakes Up
5. Strip It Down
6. Mother Of A Dog
7. Who Rings The Bell
8. When I Built This World
9. To Us All$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
This WorldWatter is a new trio made up of close friends and
collaborators whose collective pedigree reads like a desert
island list of must-haves in experimental rock musicians.
Multi-instrumentalists Zak Riles (Grails) and Tyler Trotter
are anchored by legendary drummer Britt Walford (Slint,
Evergreen) on six genre-defying pieces of monolithic
mood music. For Riles and Trotter, it's a chance to dig
deeper into the sandbox in which Grails have sculpted
many mercurial masterpieces in recent years; for Walford,
it's the opportunity to play a substantial role in a new active
band for the first time in nearly twenty years.
Written, recorded, and produced entirely in the group's
collective studios in Louisville, KY, This World is a stunning
combination of heady psychedelic rock, vintage cinematic
New Age explorations, and sinister Krautrock, performed
with seemingly endless stamina. Born out of many
late-night jam sessions, many songs also feature fellow
Louisville icons - Rachel Grimes (Rachel's) provides
several of the album's most sublime moments, and The
For Carnation's Todd Cook lays the heavy, bass-driven
foundation for the penultimate epic, Seawater.
This World is the kind of album that inspires renewed
wonder in the mysterious powers of Louisville's water
supply. It draws impossibly broad inspiration from decades
of Eastern and Western folk, rock, ambient, film score,
library music, and neoclassical, and masterfully emerges
with an ever-enveloping suite perfectly befitting its
constantly curious composers.1. Rustic Fog
2. Lord I Want More
3. Small Business
4. Bloody Monday
6. This World$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wild WorldAt first glance the striking artwork for Bastille's hugely anticipated second album, 'Wild World', may prompt a number of questions. Who are the two individuals balanced precariously above a cityscape? Why are they there? What will happen next? But Dan Smith's own interpretation of the image is one that runs through many of the songs on Wild World, "To me, the image isn't about what's just happened or what happens next," he begins. "It's not about how they got there or how they get down. It's about sharing a moment - two friends existing in that split second in that exact space, two people framed in the vast context of this huge mad metropolis that we've all built. They're there out of choice."
The London four-piece release their hugely anticipated second album, 'Wild World' in 2016. The album follows the band's global four million selling, multi-platinum debut, Bad Blood.
The announcement follows a fever pitch build spearheaded by infectious new single 'Good Grief', which received an incredible reaction across media and charted as last week's highest new entry as well as achieving the most week-one streams ever for an alternative single. The surreal video for the track clocked up over half a million views in just 48 hours and the band's recent triumphant Glastonbury set drew one of the largest crowds of the weekend and was hailed by the NME as "A masterclass in how to win Glastonbury."
Wild World retains the vivid, rich, filmic song-writing of its predecessor but pushes the band's distinctive sound in exciting new directions. Lyrically, too, it's a leap forward, "If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it" Dan explains, "Our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it's presented to you through the media. It's also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it. We wanted the album to be a bit disorientating - at times extroverted and introverted, light and dark."
Written by Dan Smith and co-produced with Bastille fifth member Mark Crew, Wild World was recorded in the same tiny, South London windowless basement studio where the band recorded its predecessor. It's a collection of fourteen songs (nineteen on the deluxe edition) that sees Bastille at their boldest and most daring. Anthemic yet thought-provoking tracks include the fiery, string-laden, 'The Currents', a poignant and timely song that was written about, "Specific public figures on both sides of the Atlantic, and how it can be hard to believe they can think certain thoughts, let alone say them out loud or get on a podium and broadcast them." As well as the bombastic 'Send Them Off!' which boasts the attitude of a classic hip hop song set against the lyrical narrative and insecurities that are part of Bastille's own DNA, whilst referencing both The Exorcist and Othello. The track exemplifies Dan's belief in shuffle culture and the end of rigid genre boundaries. There's also the pensive, stripped back Depeche Mode-esque sound bed for the band's beautiful album trailer, 'Two Evils' which was recorded in one take; As well as the irresistible and rousing 'Snakes' and the guitar heavy 'Blame', which Dan describes as, "Our first foray into big guitar riffs, in a fictional standoff between two gangsters."
But at the heart of it all, there's a sense of escapism that runs through Wild World and a fascination with the human condition and the relationships we all forge, fight over and sometimes forget. "The world can seem a fucked up place," Dan concludes. "But people - well, people can be amazing. The relationships you choose to have in your life are the main solace. They're the things that make life awesome."1. Good Grief
2. The Currents
3. An Act of Kindness
7. Two Evils
8. Send Them Off!
10. Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)
12. Fake It
14. Winter of Our Youth$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SPCO-SPE-2289xIstvan Kertesz with Vienna Philharmonic
Dvorak - Symphony 5 - New World (Speakers Corner)
Dvorák's long experience with classical forms finds its culmination in his final symphony, whose first performance took place in New York in 1893. The work still enjoys an unwaning popularity thanks to its finely contoured orchestration and its original themes, all of which are based on American folksongs and negro spirituals.
To capture Dvorák's score in sound has always proved a challenge for both orchestra and recording team. This aim has been more than fulfilled in the present recording with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra led by István KertÉsz: the primeval power of the weighty brass, the glorious revelling of the strings, and the lyrical solo passages are all captured here. Musicianship of the highest degree combined with audio-technical perfection lend this recording, made in the early days of stereophony, the status of an historical sound document which, despite numerous other recordings, has no reason to fear competition.
- Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
- Istvan KertÉsz (conductor)
Recording: March 1961 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by James Brown
Production: Ray Minshull
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.$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Sound Of A New World Being BornBefore Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Lookout Records put the East Bay's burgeoning punk scene on the map, a trio of Berkeley kids were reinventing the genre with music that was melodic but full of feedback, and a singer who sounded like he gargled glass. Crimpshrine's debut EP was Lookout's fourth release, followed by an album, a second EP, and a slew of split singles and compilation tracks before the band imploded in 1989 after a ridiculous two-and-a-half-month tour in a Ford Pinto hatchback.
Formed around teenage binary stars Jeff Ott and Aaron Cometbus, Crimpshrine went through a series of lineups in their four-year run, utilizing future Tilt and Go Sailor bassists Pete Rypins and Paul Curran, and briefly including second guitarist Idon Bryant. Not overtly political, their fiery brand of introspective punk touched on homelessness, teenage pregnancy, drug use, friendship, isolation, and a grimy sort of romance.
Two collections have emerged posthumously: 1992's Duct Tape Soup and 1998's The Sound Of A New World Being Born, both falling out of print in 2002.
Ott went on to form Fifteen and author two books; Cometbus founded Pinhead Gunpowder with Billie Joe Armstrong and continues to edit his long-running fanzine.1. Another Day
4. Sleep, What's That?
6. 2nd Generation Junkies
7. In My Mind
11. The Direction Of Things To Come
13. My Friend
14. The Tour
15. Easy Answers
16. Inspiration$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
New MorningSublime 1970 Album Among Loosest, Jovial of Dylan's Career
Includes Hit Single If Not for You and The Man In Me, Featured in the Film The Big Lebowski
Dylan's Phrasing and Piano Playing Parallel Efforts of His Crack Backing Band
Stunning Reissue Boasts Phenomenally Open Sound: New Morning Has Never Enjoyed Better Fidelity
The album might have saved Bob Dylan's career. At the least, it proved the icon still relevant, and his wits still in tact. And it immediately followed what remains the artist's biggest disaster, the yet-unexplained and forever puzzling Self Portrait, a nearly unlistenable attempt that caused many to wonder whether Dylan had lost his mind. If intended as a joke, it bombed, making the sublime New Morning all the more important to restore faith in the singer's creativity and songwriting prowess. It did all this and more, and stands as his finest studio effort during a five-year span.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored analog version spotlights the open, woozy sound that welcomes wholeheartedly Dylan's piano, several eager guitars, female background singers, Al Kooper's organ, and snappy drumming into a world of their own. New Morning remains one of Dylan's loosest and jovial affairs, the instruments retaining an off-the-cuff sensibility relating to a nightclub atmosphere or live stage feel. On this reissue, notes naturally dangle and fade, allowing the playful vibes and humor to come through like never before. Consequently, the album can be experienced with a new perspective. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.
"Many of the songs seem to have been made up on the spot, with confidence in the ability of first-rate musicians to move in any direction at any time," wrote Dylan expert and cultural critic Greil Marcus in his original review for the New York Times. "The riffs, inventions, and studio jams of New Morning have their own personality the full joy of anticipating the right move and the exhilaration of hitting it square and bouncing off a chord into a new lyric."
These observations hold true today, for the 1970 effort claims a daring flair Dylan rarely exhibited on albums before or since. Enthusiasm and excitement surround his singing, and his work on the 88s underlines the liberating arrangements. Offbeat and eclectic, the record frolics and swings, with the Bard and his crack band pursuing jazzy steps ("Sign on the Window"), shuffling spoken-word experiments ("If Dogs Run Free"), and soulful rock ("The Man In Me," used to wonderful and prominent effect in the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski).
Throughout, Dylan's phrasing communicates joyousness and simplicity seemingly carried over from the stripped-down John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline. The record's dominant sentiments trace to the lead track, "If Not For You," one of the singer's all-time greatest singles, stitched with country threads and warmth that pervades everything that follows. Yes, New Morning may lack the iconic status of some of Dylan's better-known records. Yet the underdog stature makes repeat listens all the more rewarding.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. If Not for You
2. Day of the Locusts
3. Time Passes Slowly
4. Went to See the Gypsy
6. If Dogs Run Free
7. New Morning
8. Sign on the Window
9. One More Weekend
10. The Man In Me
11. Three Angels
12. Father of Night$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
New LoreNEW LORE - THE ALBUM:
I've always been tied to the idea of having each record sound different from the one before it, and there's no exception with this one. My writing on this one is really reflective of the story that I've been living out over the past few years--as a musician, a father, and a human trying to navigate this crazy world. It's also the stories that we all share: the everyday stuff, and the big stuff. As always, I poured my heart into these songs. When I came across the opportunity to link up with an internationally acclaimed producer who I have long admired, I knew he would be able to add some deep mojo to the recordings.
Matt Ross-Spang (Grammy-Winning engineer of Jason Isbell's Something More Than Free, one of my favorite records of last year) is a musical Willy Wonka, and his Chocolate Factory is the legendary Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis, TN. This place has an unmatched soul and a vibe that stems from the history of Memphis as a haven for many of my musical heroes. I'm incredibly honored and excited to have worked with Matt and the team at Sam Phillips to make this record the best that it can be.
-Sean Rowe1. Gas Station Rose
2. The Salmon
3. Promise Of You
4. I'll Follow Your Trail
5. The Vine
6. Newton's Cradle
7. I Can't Make A Living From Holding You
8. It's Not Hard To Say Goodbye Sometimes
9. You Keep Coming Alive
10. The Very First Snow$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
World Wide FunkPressed On 2x Funkalicious Splatter Vinyl!
Bootsy Collins was born a long, long time ago in a subterranean cavern full of shining dinosaurs deep below the Ohio River.... - Iggy Pop, introduction to World Wide Funk
The funk runs deep and rich on World Wide Funk, Bootsy Collins' first studio album since 2011's Tha Funk Capital of the World. Populated with musical friends old and new, and recorded in his Cincinnati home's Bootzilla Re-hab studio, World Wide Funk marks both a reckoning and significant reboot, if you will, for the Rhinestone Rock Star Monster of a doll baby baba! Blue-chip rappers like Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Quik, Dru Down, and Chuck D, along with guitar shredder Buckethead, join a Bootsy-curated posse of fresh new artists on a record that embraces everything from the classic P-Funk sound Bootsy pioneered to the closest Collins has ever come to radio-active, boots on the ground, friendly fire in a musical-P-rated-adventure.LP 1
1. World Wide Funk (feat. Doug E. Fresh, Buckethead & Alissia Benveniste)
2. Bass-Rigged-System (feat. Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Manou Gallo, Alissia Benveniste & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
3. Pusherman (feat. Dru Down, BlvckSeeds , Mr. Talkbox)
4. Thera-P (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt & Alissia Benveniste)
5. Hot Saucer (feat. Musiq Soulchild & Big Daddy Kane)
6. Heaven Yes
7. Ladies Nite (feat. MC Eiht & BlvckSeeds)
8. Candy Coated Lover (feat. X-Zact, Kali Uchis & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
1. Snow Bunny (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt, Snowbunny & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
2. Hi-On-Heels (feat. October London)
3. A Salute To Bernie (feat. Dr. G. Bernie Worrell)
4. Boomerang (feat. Justin Johnson)
5. Worth My While (feat. Kali Uchis)
6. Come Back Bootsy (feat. Eric Gales, Dennis Chambers & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
7. Illusions (feat. Chuck D, Buckethead & BlvckSeeds)$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BLU-9203xThe 3 Sounds
Out Of This World
Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
A light and groovy new take on standards, Out Of This World by The Three Sounds was recorded in 1962 and will be reissued as part of an overall Blue
Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.1. Girl of My Dreams
2. Out of the Past
3. Just in Time
4. I'll Be Around
5. My Silent Love
6. Sanctified Sue
7. Out Of This World
8. You Make Me Feel So Young$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
This Sweet Old WorldThree-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams is set to release This Sweet Old World - a re-recording of her beloved 1992 album Sweet Old World - to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release.
This Sweet Old World features updated interpretations of songs such as "Prove My Love", "Sidewalks of the City", "Memphis Pearl" and "Lines Around Your Eyes". Williams breathes new life into classics "Pineola", "Sweet Old World", "Something About What Happens When We Talk", "Little Angel, Little Brother" and Nick Drake's "Which Will". "He Never Got Enough Love" is transformed with additional verses, new sound and new title, "Drivin' Down A Dead End Street", which was the song's original title.
The arrangements on This Sweet Old World are tighter and rawer than the original and feature Williams' fantastic touring/studio band: guitarist Stuart Mathis, bassist David Sutton, and drummer Butch Norton. Guitarist Greg Leisz, who actually participated in the early sessions for the 1992 album, adds his masterful playing to the new recordings.
As if re-recording an entire studio album was not already an unprecedented move, Williams and company also chose to re-record the four tracks that were not included on the original release. This Sweet Old World features new versions of "Factory Blues", "Dark Side of Life", John Anderson's "Wild and Blue" and the John Leventhal/Jim Lauderdale-penned "What You Don't Know".1. Six Blocks Away
2. Something About What Happens When We Talk
3. Drivin' Down A Dead End Street
4. Sweet Old World
5. Little Angel, Little Brother
7. Lines Around Your Eyes
8. Prove My Love
9. Sidewalks Of The City
10. Memphis Pearl
11. Hot Blood
12. Which Will$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Natural WorldCoke Bottle Clear Vinyl
Land Lines is an impossible decade, some gap in history where the tines of early electric pianos shimmer in echo chambers, baroque cellos thrum minor chords, and modern percussive rhythms build with surgical precision. All culminating in sparing, angular pop melodies that find new creative spaces in an otherwise overpopulated musical landscape. 'Land Lines' arose from the ashes of Matson Jones, when Martina Grbac, Anna Mascorella, and Ross Harada regrouped and began crafting new songs. After releasing their self-titled LP on Denver's Cash Cow Records, Anna left the group to attend graduate school; James Han, who had been recording and touring with Nathaniel Rateli and Gregory Alan Isakov, joined and helped shape the new sonic direction of the band. In early 2014, Land Lines recruited Xandy Whitesel to record/mix and TW Walsh (Suan Stevens, The Shins, David Bazan) to master a second LP, 'The Natural World.' With sultry songs that saunter, thrust, and linger, 'The Natural World' is a treasure trove of heart breaking songs of love, loss, and human nature and ushers in the next era of Land Lines's sonic exploration.1. Rivers + Streams
3. Limb From Limb
9. Will + Worry$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bad To My WorldBacktrack returns in fullest form with Bad To My World, their first album since 2014's highly successful Lost In Life.
Along with longtime producer Nick Jett (Terror) they entered the Wild Arctic studio to lay down 10 brand new songs
with Dean Baltulonis (Madball, No Warning). Since 2008 Backtrack's been a force to be reckoned with, releasing
records on hardcore's most relevant labels, touring the world, and writing some of the most urgent, honest &
aggressive hardcore music in the last decade.1. War
2. One With You
3. Bad To My World
4. The Deep Is Calling
5. Dead At The Core
8. Crooks Die Slow
9. Never-Ending Web
10. Sanity$14.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
World Of JoyMinneapolis four-piece Howler are set to release
their second album World Of Joy on March 25 via
Rough Trade! It is their follow-up to the catchy,
youthfully brash debut America Give Up (2012)
which featured the singles 'Told You Once' and 'Back
Of Your Neck' .
Having recruited new member Rory MacMurdo on
drums, Howler's second album was written and recorded in Minneapolis at The Terrarium studio with
America Give Up producer Chris Heidman.
Howler is Jordan Gatesmith, (vocals/guitar), Ian
Nygaard (guitar), Max Petrek (bass/keyboards) and
Rory MacMurdo (drums).1. Al's Corral
3. Don't Wanna
4. Yacht Boys
5. In The Red
6. World of Joy
8. Here's The Itch That Creeps Through My Skull
10. Aphorismic Wasteland Blues$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-FAK-4067xSole And The Skyrider Band
Hello Cruel WorldOn Hello Cruel World, Sole aka Tim Holland returns with the Skyrider Band for his first full length since the split with Anticon, and his third album with the Skyrider Band. While much was made of Sole leaving the Anticon empire he helped create, there's a refreshing, new found confidence and focus not seen since his now-classic albums Selling Live Water and Bottle of Humans.
For Hello Cruel World, Sole has assembled an army of the most exciting voices in indie culture to be apart of the new record, recruiting everyone from LILBTHEBASEDGOD, Xiu Xiu, Pictureplane, Sage Francis, Ceschi, and more, to create a pretty stunning tapestry that is a new high water mark in Sole's creative output.1. Napoleon (feat. Xiu Xiu)
3. Hello Cruel World
5. Bad Captain Swag (feat. Lil B & Pictureplane)
6. We Will Not Be Moved (feat. Ceschi & Noah23)
8. Home Ain't Shit (written by Pedestrian)
9. Formal Designation 134340
11. Progress Trap (feat. Sage Francis)
12. Vaya Con El Diablo (feat. Isaiah Toothtaker, Mestizo & Ceschi)
13. Villon$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Goodbye Cruel World
Elvis Costello Goodbye Cruel World on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity
1984 Album Produced by Top Production Team of Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley: Several Songs Enhanced With Top-Flight Horn Arrangements
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP is the Sonically Definitive Version
Costello and the Attractions Survive Dreadful 80s With Songs Concerning Loss, Identity, and Matters of the Heart
Part of Mobile Fidelity's Elvis Costello Reissue Series: Singer-Songwriter's First Eleven Studio Albums Available on Sumptuously Sounding 180g LP
Elvis Costello wasn't in a happy place when he began writing Goodbye Cruel World. His marriage collapsed between the record's start and finish. He was also dealing with what he deems the dreadful 80s-a period in which the importance of videos trumped musical merit, the government in his native England engaged in controversial conflicts, and nuclear threats hovered over daily life like a black cloud. What possible good came out of the age? A smart batch of songs that stands up to many of the singer-songwriter's better-known works and an underrated record that now sounds better than ever.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, this collectable edition of Goodbye Cruel World joins Mobile Fidelity's acclaimed Costello reissues series in presenting the icon's most vital records in rich, dynamic, three-dimensional analog sound. Akin to many albums from the era, Goodbye Cruel World was hampered by bright, slick textures on the original pressings and digital counterparts. Here, Costello's fare is revealed to possess a warmer, more organic and intimate character. Costello's voice, as well as his band's nimble rhythms and Steve Nieve's R&B-spiked piano, occupy their own spaces amidst a wide, unconstrained soundstage.
The improvements rendered by this numbered, limited-edition LP bring significantly new perspective to Costello's mordantly witty songs addressing everything from stark romantic loss to erotic desire. Produced by the hit-making team of Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, Goodbye Cruel World reflects the polish of the day in places but now reveals a deeper soulfulness, grit, and honesty. Such aspects particularly come to fore on multiple tunes featuring saxophonists Gary Barnacle, trombonist Jim Paterson, and percussionist Luis Jardim-the very first guests ever welcomed on an Attractions album.
With added instrumental assistance, Costello and Co. traverse styles ranging from rambunctious new-wave rock (The Deportees Club) to frisky New Orleans-derived blues (Sour Milk Cow Blues) to suave, jazzy pop (The Only Flame In Town). In the closing Peace In Our Time, a sobering albeit optimistic song whose verses still apply to contemporary times, Costello crafts the finale to a socio-politically conscious trilogy that began with Shipbuilding and Pills and Soap. It alone is the worth the price of admission to a record that's long deserved a better reputation and, with Mobile Fidelity's reissue, finally gets its just desserts.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. The Only Flame In Town
2. Home Truth
3. Room With No Number
4. Inch By Inch
5. Worthless Thing
6. Love Field
7. I Wanna Be Loved
8. The Comedians
9. Joe Porterhouse
10. Sour Milk Cow Blues
11. The Great Unknown
12. The Deportees Club
13. Peace In Our Time$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cut The WorldAntony and the Johnsons' Cut The World is a collection of live symphonic performances of songs from the band's four full length albums (Antony And The Johnsons, I Am A Bird Now, Swanlights, The Crying Light).
Recorded in Copenhagen, DK with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Cut The World features arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston and Antony.
Additionally, the title track Cut The World is featured here for the first time. It is one of Antony's new songs for The Life and Death of Marina Abramovi, directed by Robert Wilson and staring Antony, Marina Abramovi and Willem Dafoe.
Cut The World was recorded live on September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the DK Concert Hall in Copenhagen, DK and represents Antony's continued meditation on light, nature and femininity. Antony discusses his ideas on the track Future Feminism, a speech he made during one of the concerts. Addressing the affects of patriarchy on the global ecology, Antony explores the possibility of shifting towards feminine systems of governance in a gesture to restore our world.1. Cut The World
2. Future Feminism
3. Cripple And The Starfish
4. You Are My Sister
6. Epilepsy Is Dancing
7. Another World
8. Kiss My Name
9. I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy
11. The Crying Light
12. Twilight$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WAR-7492xDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
It's A Corporate WorldDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a Detroit-based based recording and songwriting project created by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott. In July of 2010 Quite Scientific Records released the very first Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. material, the Horsepower EP, recorded entirely in Zott's basement studio using a single microphone and home recording gear.
Consisting of three original songs and a cover of Brian Wilson's God Only Knows, the EP drew instant praise from numerous outlets such as NPR, The Guardian, the New York Times and ever-pioneering U.S. radio stations KCRW and KEXP. In the months that followed their sound came to be described as everything from psych-retro pop to an inspired mix of hip-hop and folk to minimalist alterna-pop and beach wave.
Having taken the time to fully piece together a dozen carefully crafted tracks Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. barrels into 2011 with their first full-length album, It's a Corporate World. A project that started without expectations may suddenly have to contend with some, but by throwing aesthetic limitations out the window, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have allowed for the creation of the unexpected and a seemingly limitless future.1. Morning Thought
2. Nothing But Our Love
4. An Ugly Person On A Movie Screen
5. When I Open My Eyes
6. Husbands (Interlude)
7. It's A Corporate World
8. Simple Girl
9. If It Wasn't You...
10. Vocal Chords
11. We Almost Lost Detroit
12. The Fisherman
$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Man Of The WorldALO is not a band that dwells in the past. Their latest adventure, Man of the World finds the CA collective flexing their considerable creative powers to craft their finest album yet. Recorded almost entirely live, the 11-song collection is the sound of four players who have truly found their groove together. This is ALO at their most natural, their most organic and their most pure.
Man of the World was engineered by the bands steady studio partner Dave Simon-Baker and produced by none other than Jack Johnson, a longtime friend and musical collaborator. The singer/songwriter/producer was a natural fit with ALO. It felt like he joined the band for the album, drummer Dave Brogan admits. He was very hands on. If he thought he could add something to a track, he was willing to go for it. And we were more than happy to let him. For the recording, the quartet packed their bags, said goodbye to their friends and families, and headed off to Johnsons home studio on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
As they always have, they shared the songwriting and the vocal duties. Though all four members came to the studio with arrangements and parts of songs fleshed out, everything got scrambled as soon as everyone was together. There was a real workshop vibe, guitarist Lebo affirms. Arrangements were being torn apart and put back together in ways nobody could have imagined. The band had traditionally built their songs up track by track, but they abandoned that approach for a rawer, more organic, one. Songs that sprang out of the bands new recording approach span the sonic spectrum in classic ALO fashion.1. Suspended
2. States Of Friction
3. Man of the World
4. Put Away the Past
5. I Wanna Feel It
6. Big Appetite
7. Gardener's Grave
8. Time and Heat
9. The Country Electro
10. The Champ
11. I Love Music$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now