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Forever (Discontinued)A year plus on after the release of their debut LP, Sweden's Holograms have returned with their second full length, Forever. After a year and a half of touring, losing their jobs, parts of their sanity and returning home only with the hope that their hard work will eventually pay off, they embarked on a new record drawing from the experiences that had simultaneously excited and exhausted the members.
Forever is more than the next set of songs from Holograms. It's a fully realized album that fans will relish for years to come.1. A Sacred State
2. Flesh and Bone
8. Laughter Breaks The Silence
9. A Blaze On The Hillside
10. Lay Us Down$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hollywood ForeverFormed in 1986 at the height of the Sunset Strip metal explosion, L.A. Guns has become one of the Golden State's great musical dynasties, stretching into its fourth decade and showing no signs of fading. The band's first 3 albums are celebrated as definitive expressions of the no holds barred, melodic metal that consumed Hollywood and the nation in the late '80s and continues to find new audiences, generation after generation. Through numerous line-up changes and a wildly shifting musical landscape, the group has survived and thrived by staying true to the ethos and sound that earned the group its legion of dedicated fans.
It's been 7 whole years since the last L.A. Guns studio album, 2005's Tales From The Strip, but that long wait is about to end with the release of Hollywood Forever, the band's newest effort and perhaps their best yet! With vocalist Phil Lewis at the helm, this album draws on the group's greatest strengths including the propulsive drumming of longtime Gunner Steve Riley, the gigantic riffs of virtuoso guitarist Stacey Blades and the solid grooves of bassist Scotty Griffin. Add into the mix one of rock music's most celebrated producers, Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St., Led Zeppelin's IV), and this band is ready to once again conquer the Sunset Strip!1. Hollywood Forever
2. You Better Not Love Me
3. Eel Pie
4. Sweet Mystery
6. Dirty Black Night
8. Crazy Tango
9. I Won't Play
10. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Flowers Forever (Awaiting Repress)Inspired by late 80s / early 90s punk, the B-52s, David Hockney, Lou Reed, dumb conversations, bike rides, and all other normal things. After recording and posting those songs on the Internet, Flowers Forever played shows in Omaha, toured with The Faint, played SXSW, and signed to Team Love Records.1.Beautiful Tornado
6.Dirty Dollar Bill
8.Happy New Year
10.Smash the Cool
13.Black Pope$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Total Life Forever
Antidotes, the acclaimed debut album by UK quintet Foals, won them attention, and the opportunity to evolve in a space of their own. Coming two years after that impressive introduction is Total Life Forever, the sound of a band settling into and surveying the decay of old protocols. Written primarily in the basement of their Oxford HQ and recorded in Gothenburg, Total Life Forever is an album as persuasive emotionally as Antidotes was physically.1. Blue Blood
3. Total Life Forever
4. Black Gold
5. Spanish Sahara
6. This Orient
8. After Glow
10. Two Trees
11. What Remains$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
End Is ForeverFollowing up their breakthrough 1999 release Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits, Kris Roe and his band, the Ataris, offered up the dynamic, dangerously non-punk End Is Forever in early 2001. Along with singer/guitarist Roe, Chris Knapp (drums), Marco Pena (guitars), and bassist Mike Davenport wind their way through an expanse of post-grunge alternative and emocore more musical than anything the Ataris had previously released. Listeners familiar with the group's earlier recordings probably won't be too surprised by End Is Forever as Roe's quickly developing, gifted writing had always been the outfit's defining factor, making the transition away from punk's noisier elements predestined. Purists already dismissive of the entire emo genre will be mortified by Roe's polished heart-tugging trilogy Giving Up on Love, Summer Wind Was Always Our Song, and I.O.U. One Galaxy that opens the disc. Things degenerate further for credibility-obsessed punk fans when Roe and Co. kick out some old-fashioned big rock on tracks like Road Signs and Rock Songs. Listeners anxious about the Ataris unavoidable flight to the punk genre suburbs won't have to read between any lines to figure where the band was heading when they produced this 2001 release. After End Is Forever, all that remained to be seen is just how far the quartet's undeniable mainstream appeal would take them.
- Vincent Jeffries (All Music Guide)1. Giving Up on Love
2. Summer Wind Was Always Our Song
3. I.O.U. One Galaxy
4. Bad Case of Broken Heart
5. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
6. Road Signs and Rock Songs
7. If You Really Wanna Hear About It
8. Fast Times at Drop-out High
9. Song for a Mix Tape
10. You Need a Hug
11. How I Spent My Summer Vacation
12. Teenage Riot
13. Song #13
14. Hello and Goodbye$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Return To ForeverThe legendary first lineup of Chick Corea's fusion band Return to Forever debuted on this classic album (titled after the group but credited to Corea), featuring Joe Farrell on soprano sax and flute, the Brazilian team of vocalist Flora Purim and drummer/percussionist Airto Moreira, and electric bass whiz Stanley Clarke. It wasn't actually released in the U.S. until 1975, which was why the group's second album, Light as a Feather, initially made the Return to Forever name. Nonetheless, Return to Forever is every bit as classic, using a similar blend of spacy electric-piano fusion and Brazilian and Latin rhythms. It's all very warm, light, and airy, like a soft breeze on a tropical beach.1. Return To Forever
2. Crystal Silence
3. What Game Shall We Play Today
4. Sometime Ago / La Fiesta$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Instinct Is ForeverAfter recording and releasing 2012's critically acclaimed Dragged From Our Restless Trance LP via Forcefield Records, Bastard Sapling has ventured to push their other-worldly black metal creation further into the shattered abyss. After spending years crafting new material, they put their songs in the capable hands of Kevin Bernsten (Triac, Mutilation Rites, Ilsa) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, MD. Simultaneously starker and more serene than their previous efforts, Instinct Is Forever is a step forward in terms of Bastard Sapling's traditional Scandinavian influences being warped by their own geography and a new experimental approach. The new double LP, set to be co-released by Forcefield Records and Gilead Media on August 26, 2014, is armed with guest appearances by Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell, Evoken's Don Zaros, and Inter Arma's TJ Childers. Instinct Is Forever is sure to make a serious impact on North America's contribution to the medium.1. My Spine Will Be My Noose
2. Subterranean Rivers Of Blood
3. The Opal Chamber
5. The Killer In Us All
6. Splintering Ouroboros
7. Lantern At The End Of Time
8. Every Life Thrown To The Eclipse
9. Forbidden Sorrow$30.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Forever Out Of TuneAfter four albums, a steady regional following, and critical success - Mulehead called it quits. Kevin Kerby, the
band's leader and principle songwriter continued on unfazed releasing a string of stripped down record's
contemplating age, family, and religion.
But rock and roll bands don't die easily and time has thankfully brought Mulehead back together. And so it's with
great aplomb that the band makes it return with a particularly strong album of songs titled, Forever Out Of Tune.$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Together Forever: The Music City SessionsThe Two Things In One are a band that by rights should have been huge. The precociously talented, soulful quintet were popular in the early '70s in their native San Francisco Bay area, with the three local hit singles, Silly Song, Together Forever and Overdose, all sought after vinyl items today.
With an average age of 16 at the time these tracks were recorded for the legendary Music City label, this self-contained unit blended Stevie Wonder-like vocal chops and Meters/JB grooves with a rare ability for transforming unlikely covers like the Allman Brothers' Dreams and CSNY's Ohio into deeply funky workouts. During their time together, The Two Things In One recorded more than an album's worth of superb, mostly original material, all of which can now be heard on Together Forever: The Music City Sessions.
Members later played with Tower of Power, Maze, Sly & The Family Stone and the Two Things In One story is a fascinating rundown of what could have been. Produced in full cooperation with the band, Together Forever: The Music City Sessions gives props to an unheralded yet remarkably talented combo.1. Let's Get It Together
2. Over Dose (Of Your Love)
3. Snag Nasty
4. Silly Song
6. Stop Telling Me
7. Walk On By
9. You're No Good
10. Together Forever$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Master Of Reality (Deluxe Edition)Ranked 298/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The group's third album, Master of Reality, arrived in 1971 and introduced fans to essential Sabbath tracks like Sweet Leaf and Into The Void. The 2-LP deluxe edition builds on that legendary album with versions of Children Of The Grave and Sweet Leaf that have different lyrics. There is also an instrumental version of After Forever and an outtake for Solitude that features an alternative guitar tuning.LP 1
1. Sweet Leaf
2. After Forever (including the Elegy)
4. Children Of The Grave
6. Lord Of This World
8. Into The Void
1. Weevil Woman '71
2. Sweet Leaf (Studio Outtake Featureing Alternative Lyrics)
3. After Forever (Studio Outtake - Instrumental)
4. Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake feat. Alternative Lyrics)
5. Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake - Instrumental)
6. Orchid (Studio Outtake - With Tony Count-In)
7. Lord Of This World (Studio Outtake feat. Piano & Slide Guitar)
8. Solitude (Studio Outtake - Intro With Alternative Guitar Tuning)
9. Into The Void Spanish Sid (Studio Outtake - Alternative Version)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
City Of HeroesFrontiers Music Srl has announced the release of the anticipated new album from Kiske / Somerville, entitled City Of Heroes.
Kiske / Somerville is the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic, Place Vendome) and Amanda Somerville (Trillium, Avantasia) and this new recording is certainly going to be one of the highlights of the season in rock music. Kiske's soaring overtones seem to blend perfectly with the ethereal quality and diverse range of Amanda's voice and this time the results are truly over the top.
This brilliant new album sees Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) and Magnus Karlsson (Starbreaker, Primal Fear) handling most of the songwriting (with a song contribution "Breaking Neptune" from Sander Gommans formerly of After Forever and Amanda Somerville herself) and with Sinner overseeing the production in various recording studios in Europe. Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Primal Fear, Pretty Maids, Doro etc.) then took care of the mix of the album ensuring a sonic quality second to none.1. City Of Heroes
2 . Walk on Water
3. Rising Up
5. Lights Out
6. Breaking Neptune
7. Ocean Of Tears
8. Open Your Eyes
9. Last Goodbye
10. After The Night Is Over
11. Run With a Dream
12. Right Now$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Numbered, Limited Edition On Crystal Clear Vinyl
The W is the third studio album by the world's baddest Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Released in 2000, the album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, and instantly topped the R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart after release. Containing the hit Gravel Pit, the album was certified Platinum a few months later.
After their 1997 album WU-TANG FOREVER and several solo projects, The W has a more rugged, less polished sound than most Wu-Tang related albums from that era. Group mastermind RZA produced The W with roughed up Soul samples and tight, tough beats. Paranoid kung fu samples and bizarre sounds drive the fantastic nightmare. The back-to-basics approach (the group's massive debut ENTER THE WU-TANG comes to mind) works so well because it puts the focus back on some of the best rappers in the game.
The album also features guest appearances from Isaac Hayes, Redman, Nas, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg.LP1
1. Intro (Shaolin Finger Jab) / Chamber Music
2. Careful (click, Click)
3. Hollow Bones
4. Redbull (featuring Redman)
5. One Blood Under W (featuring Junior Reid)
6. Conditioner (featuring Snoop Dogg)
1. Protect Ya Neck (the Jump Off)
2. Let My Niggas Live (featuring Nas)
3. I Can't Go To Sleep (featuring Isaac Hayes)
4. Do You Really (Thang, Thang)
5. The Monument (featuring Busta Rhymes)
6. Gravel Pit
7. Jah World$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Available On Vinyl For The First Time
Despite Joe Cocker's tragic passing in 2014, his music will live on forever. After the Music On Vinyl releases of Maddogs & Englishmen [MOVLP355], Sheffield Steel [MOVLP540] and Live [MOVLP1254], we're proud to dedicate a fitting farewell to the man that has touched the hearts of millions.
Greatest Hits contains his most memorable tunes on a double gatefold album, with songs like Have A Little Faith In Me, Summer In The City, You Are So Beautiful, You Can Leave Your Hat On, a live duet with Eros Ramazotti (That's All I Need To Know) and of course a thrilling live version of With A Little Help From My Friends.
This particular selection of songs has not been released on vinyl before.LP1
1. Summer In The City
2. Could You Be Loved
3. The Simple Things
4. N'oubliez Jamais
5. Have A Little Faith In Me
6. What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted
7. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
8. Delta Lady
9. You Are So Beautiful
1. That's All I Need To Know (Live Duet With Eros Ramazzotti)
2. Let The Healing Begin
4. Night Calls
5. Don't You Love Me Anymore
6. When The Night Comes
7. You Can Leave Your Hat On
8. Unchain My Heart
9. With A Little Help From My Friends (Live)
7. Many Rivers To Cross
8. So Good, So Right
9. Talking Back to the Night
10. Just Like Always$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Al DiMeola's second album Elegant Gypsy proved to become one of the defining albums in fusion. While being still a member of Return To Forever, DiMeola delivered his sophomore solo record after Land Of The Midnight Sun by collaborating with jazz rock giants Steve Gadd, Jan Hammer and Anthony Jackson. He even enlists Flamenco superstar Paco De Lucia on "Mediterranean Sundance", a song which predicts the style DiMeola would eventually evolve into: Latin tinged acoustic wizardry. Elegant Gypsy was certified Gold in the United States.1. Flight Over Rio
2. Midnight Tango
3. Mediterranean Sundance
4. Race With Devil On Spanish Highway
5. Lady Of Rome, Sister Of Brazil
6. Elegant Gypsy Suite$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Beauty28-page, full-color book (11" x 11")
Extensive essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo) featuring all-new interviews
Abundant, never-before-seen photographs by Herbert Worthington (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours)
Brilliantly mastered by multi-GRAMMY® nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, Kinks, Cars,The Band)
Mastered for vinyl by multi-GRAMMY® winner Doug Sax (The Who, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd)
Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee's legendary psychedelic rock band Love, is available on 180-gram vinyl LP. Recorded in 1973 for the ambitious new label Buffalo Records,
the album remained unreleased when the company folded. Finally, after 39 years High Moon Records is honored to fulfill Arthur Lee's wish that Black Beauty be heard by music fans worldwide. Black Beauty is making its first-ever official release
in any format, anywhere! With unparalelled sound and state-of-the-art packaging, critics are hailing Black Beauty as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased,
full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical
genius. Black Beauty is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 1967 Love album the New York Times called "one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time. With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing 70's-rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting - topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the
album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee's fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.
It's tempting to play what-if with Love's lost labor, Black Beauty, which was recorded in 1973 but shelved for nearly four decades. What if Buffalo Records hadn't gone out of business just prior to the album's release? What if Black Beauty had actually hit stores? What if it hadn't languished in limbo until years after Arthur Lee's death? Would it have stopped Love's slide into obscurity? Would it have signaled a comeback for the man who masterminded Forever Changes, still one of the most complex and compelling artifacts of 1960s Los Angeles? Would his life and career have played out any differently? Would we think of him today as something other than a cult artist, inspired as well as damned by his era?
It's difficult to imagine any answers to those questions, but it says a lot about Lee that the album even raises these what-ifs and coulda-beens. The very qualities that made him such a fascinating voice-- restlessness, excitability, paranoia, perfectionism, single-mindedness-- may have doomed any commercial prospects more than his notorious fear of travel ever did. After recording Forever Changes, he fired the band and hired new musicians to take their places. Every subsequent album featured a different line-up, although the changes seem based more on personality than on musical direction or ability. Never stagnant, Love was in constant flux, always in a state of development but never quite arriving. So the operative question becomes: Was this the version of Love that Lee had been working toward?
For Black Beauty-- which is finally seeing release via High Moon Records, although the reissue has been delayed for two years-- Lee assembled guitarist Melvan Whittington, bass player Robert Rozelle, and drummer Joe Blocker. This may be the hardiest and most muscular of Love's post-Changes rosters, with remarkable force and range. With crisp production by Paul Rothchild, best known for his work with the Doors, Love build from a potent blues rock foundation not dissimilar to that of Jimi Hendrix, but without the distracting shamanistic persona and guitar pyrotechnics. "Walk Right In" struts into country rock territory, rewriting Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929 hit into a plea for empathy, and "Beep Beep" attempts a sort of pop reggae, albeit not entirely convincingly.
On the whole, this particular line-up sounds perfectly rough and unrehearsed, generating a tense energy on "Skid" and "Stay Away" even as they suggest a band still figuring out exactly what they can do together. It's a strong album, but it's not another Forever Changes, whose accomplishments in retrospect were unrepeatable, or even another Four Sail. On the other hand, Lee wasn't aiming to craft something in that vein. Still, especially considering the professional setbacks he had faced in the years leading up to Black Beauty-- which includes being dropped by Elektra and shuffling through a series of independent labels-- Lee sounds engaged and invigorated, forgoing the bitterness that had rankled the band for a slightly more hopeful outlook. On stand-out "Can't Find It", he sings, "Every time I cry my heart out, and every time I play the fool, but there's gotta be something in this lonely world for me." The confession is all the more bittersweet for being capped with the line, "but I can't find it without you." It's ostensibly a love song, but could just as easily be addressed to his audience. His creative satisfaction relies on having a listener to complete the circuit, which makes this album's long shelf life all the sadder.
-Stephen M. Deusner (Pitchfork, May 15, 2013)1. Young & Able
2. Midnight Sun
3. Can't Find It
4. Walk Right In
6. Beep Beep
7. Stay Away
8. Lonely Pigs
9. See Myself In You
10. Product Of The Times$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
School Days (Awaiting Repress)Mastered from the Original Epic Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at RTI/AcousTech
School Days was a game changer for the legendary Stanley Clarke in many ways. Not only did it forever etch the title superstar musician to his name all over the world, it also crossed his incredible music over to a whole new level of listeners, which to this day continue to flock to this album for the solid funk, rock, jazz and fusion release that only this master jam could achieve.
After a very successful run with Chick Coreas Return To Forever, world class bassist and multi-instrumentalist Stanley Clarke branched out on his own and made some very credible solo albums. When School Days hit in late 1976, it was not uncommon to hear tracks like Hot Fun and School Days being played on all formats of radio. Whether it be urban, rock, or jazz, the School Days album was the go to album of choice for many radio stations, as its rhythms and cosmic funk/rock/jazz energy would truly enhance the listening experience to a whole new realm.
And now, Friday Music is offering the legendary Stanley Clarke School Days album on 180g Audiophile Vinyl for the very first time. Mastered impeccably from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at RTI/AcousTech, this stunning album is a fusion masterpiece made for the audiophile vinyl domain.
For this star studded affair, Stanley Clarke reached out to some of the greatest musicians of all time like John McLauglin, George Duke, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Icarus Johnson and many others. Not only do you get the wonderful songs previously mentioned, but there are even more classics like Quiet Afternoon with some very solid drumming by Steve Gadd, Desert Song featuring a stunning duet with John McLauglin on guitar, as well as the apocalyptic album closer Life Is Just A Game, which features some very powerful bass and drum fireworks between Stanley Clarke and Billy Cobham, with George Dukes amazing keyboard expertise.
Comes housed in a very rare gatefold cover featuring all of the original artwork elements, which haven't been seen in years.1. School Days
2. Quiet Afternoon
3. The Dancer
4. Desert Song
5. Hot Fun
6. Life Is Just a Game$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Christopher Cross1st Time on 180 Gram Vinyl
Mastered from the Original Tapes
The legendary Christopher Cross set the music world on fire back in 1979 with his superstar brand of rock, pop and soulful
melodies which landed him at the top of the charts almost immediately with his debut self-titled masterpiece Christopher Cross.
Augmented with the brilliant musicianship of master musicians like Michael McDonald, Nicolette Larson, Don Henley, Eric
Johnson, Larry Carlton, Valerie Carter, Billy Payne, Michael Omartian and J.D Souther, the Christopher Cross album would prove to
become the huge catalyst for things to come.
For the next two years, the singles and hit album tracks would take the artist to the top of all the popular music charts as this
masterwork would eventually take the artist to the 1981 Grammy Awards, where he would go on to win in five major categories,
including Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist Of The Year. This historic feat hasn't been
matched since, and it's easy to hear why the music tells the story.
The nine performances contained within the Christopher Cross album were of legendary proportion, which still makes this
one of the most successful albums of the classic rock era.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit
with smashes like the number one Sailing which forever etched the title superstar to this legend, as well as more number ones and
top charters like his first hit single Ride Like The Wind which crossed unto all radio formats back in 1979. And who could forget the
amazing background vocals of fellow superstar Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers!
More Cross magic continues with the rockin' opener Say You'll Be Mine duet with the late great Nicolette Larson and his jazz
centerpiece Spinnin' featuring the golden voice of Valerie Carter.
As one of the most enduring albums in history, the Christopher Cross LP also shows the guitar showmanship of this legend with significant guitar workouts on tracks like Minstrel Gigolo, The Light Is On and the hit single Never Be The Same.
All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever associating the title superstar to the Christopher Cross name.
As another stunning release in our Friday Music Christopher Cross Original Master series, we are pleased to announce for the
very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl his amazing debut Christopher Cross. Mastered impeccably from the original Warner
Bros. Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music studios and at Capitol Records in Hollywood, this amazing classic truly shines
in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To enhance your limited edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in a wonderful gatefold cover presentation, showcasing the original lyrics sleeve not seen in years.
Welcome back to the amazing debut smash Christopher Cross by superstar Christopher Cross an audiophile first time vinyl
release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Sailing Takes Me AwaSide One
1. Say You'll Be Mine
2. I Really Don't Know
4. Never Be The Same
5. Poor Shirley
1. Ride Like The Wind
2. The Light Is On
4. Mistrel Gigolo$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Sunflower33 1/3 RPM Stereo Only
Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett
Audio Production - Mark Linett
For Brother Records - Elliott Lott
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available
Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!
Sunflower is considered by most fans - and some of the Beach Boys themselves - to be their finest work after Pet Sounds. More so than any other Beach Boys album, it's a true group collaboration, with Carl Wilson overseeing the production and mixdowns. Brian Wilson himself was very involved in the creation of this album, which includes one of his most enduring compositions, This Whole World, as well as an expansion of a fragment from the Smile sessions, Cool Cool Water, featuring some of the band's most intricate and playful interlocking vocal parts. Sunflower is also the home of some of Dennis Wilson's most enduring work, including the uptempo album opener Slip On Through, and the classic Beach Boys ballad Forever.
Sunflower, originally titled Add Some Music (after the group's initial single for Warners, Add Some Music To Your Day, which failed to garner enough airplay to become a hit), underwent several lineup revisions before its eventual release in the late summer of 1970. The album, hailed by the U.K. music press as The Beach Boys' Sgt. Pepper, failed to sell, despite glowing reviews and wide acclaim for its rich sonic texture (due in no small part to the efforts of Beach Boys' engineer Stephen Desper, a noted pioneer in quadrophonic and surround sound technologies).
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Slip On Through
2. The Whole World Add Some Music To Your Day
4. Got To Know The Woman
5. It's About Time
6. Tears In The Morning
7. All I Wanna Do
9. Our Sweet Love
10. At My Window
11. Cool, Cool Water$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Holy FireIt's all a long way from the group's early years in Oxford, where Yannis Philippakis (26), Jack Bevan (27), Walter Gervers (28), Edwin Congreave (28) and Jimmy Smith (28) convened after spells in various well regarded bands such as The Edmund Fitzgerald, whose intricacies were a league away from the Libertines-influenced indie skiffle and American garage rock that dominated at the time.
Debut album Antidotes (2004) attempted to capture the live energy and sense of spontaneity that had made Foals one of the most sought-after live acts in the UK. 2007 follow-up Total Life Forever was a surprise to many (Foals never sit still for long) dealing in more expansive, eloquent sounds and a more mellow feel inspired in part by Foals' long-time enthusiasm for weed. Now, as they approach their 30s, Foals are moving on from the kind of lost boys club element to how we've lived for the past six years to make their best music yet.1. Prelude
3. My Number
4. Bad Habit
6. Late Night
7. Out of the Woods
8. Milk & Black Spiders
11. Moon$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Kids In LoveLove is all you need. It's been said many times and many ways of course, but it's truer now than ever.
When The Mowgli's first landed on the scene, their message of positivity and love resonated with audiences everywhere. The group's 2013 major label debut, Waiting for the Dawn [Photo Finish], debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and yielded the hit "San Francisco". Following its release, the seven-piece-Colin Louis Dieden [vocals, guitar], Katie Jayne Earl [vocals, percussion], Dave Appelbaum [keyboards], Josh Hogan [guitar, vocals], Matthew Di Panni [bass], Spencer Trent [guitar, vocals], and Andy Warren [drums]-performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CONAN, Watch What Happens Live, and more. Between headline tours and runs supporting everybody from Walk The Moon to Manchester Orchestra, they even cut a song for the Relativity Media hit film Earth To Echo. Along the way, their interpretation of love became even clearer, and it defines their sophomore outing, Kids In Love.
"Our first album essentially said, 'What's up everyone? We're The Mowgli's, and we believe love can change the world," explains Katie. "Over the past couple of years, we really came to terms with who we are as a band. With Kids In Love we're exploring the intricacies of love. It's such a broad concept. This time around, we get into intimate love, personal love, as well as universal love. We've found art is the best vehicle to ponder what this really means."
"Before, the concept was painted in very broad strokes," Colin goes on. "Our intention was to start a movement and a culture around what we do. We put all of that under a microscope on this album and talked about personal experiences and stories, the lack of love, and finding it again."
"We've learned so much about the business, ourselves, and this message," adds Josh. "We've become more direct. It's a little wiser."
In order to properly convey that sentiment, the group teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer [The Kooks, Silversun Pickups, Fitz & The Tantrums] in his Los Angeles studio during the summer of 2014. With Hoffer at the helm, they fine-tuned their sound into an elegant amalgam of influences. Additionally, they recorded with prior collaborators Captain Cuts [Smallpools, Tove Lo] - a production team that includes Ryan Rabin of Grouplove, and worked with Matt Radosevich [Walk The Moon, One Direction] on two additional tracks. "We wanted to create songs that we knew we would enjoy playing live, songs we hoped that speak to people's personal experiences with love and life and loss and everything that comes with being a kid - or really anyone - in love," Katie explains.
"We've been on tour incessantly, and this album was really written all over the country," Colin recalls. "It was composed in green rooms, hotels, parking lots, and everywhere in between. I went to Nashville for a week on a whim and tried to learn how to write country music. I was so lucky to work with some of the best in the business. I wanted to bring some of those storytelling elements into the music too. We really grew up, and the songs reflect that journey."
The first released track "Through The Dark" builds from a shimmering acoustic guitar into an unshakable harmony between Josh and Colin. It shines its own kind of musical light.
"Everybody goes through dark times," Josh asserts. "We're trying to put a positive spin on that though, and show you can get through that darkness no matter what."
Colin continues, "In a weird way, it feels like the answer to Waiting for the Dawn. It's a hopeful and encouraging song."
Then, there's the first single "I'm Good." It begins with a sun-soaked clean guitar and resounding percussion before snapping into a delightful refrain that's undeniably unforgettable. You'll feel good after one listen
Elsewhere on the album, "Whatever Forever" is augmented by driving handclaps and a group chorus that proves infectious. Lyrically, it stemmed from some shared ink within the band. "Colin and I both got a tattoo of that phrase a few years ago in a hotel bar during Hurricane Sandy," smiles Josh. "We'd seen it on the wall of a bar, and it felt like the perfect new life motto. We're not worried about anything; we're just going for it."
"That's a personal favorite," concurs Colin. "After one show, I had a girl walk up to me and say, 'I've been dealing with so much and hurting so badly. I adopted 'Whatever Forever' as my mantra. I needed that.' Sometimes, you need to distance yourself from what hurts."
Ultimately, The Mowgli's open up their hearts once more, and the results are nothing short of inspiring. "We just want people to feel good," Katie concludes. "It's a domino effect. If someone leaves a show feeling great, maybe they pay it forward. If we can contribute a little bit of joy, companionship, and happiness, we're doing our part to make the world a little brighter."
"I want them to feel inspired to do something positive," Josh agrees. "It's all about sharing that." Colin leaves off, "I want this to be a positive transformative experience. It's almost like falling in love. When you're in a good mood, you tend to react positively. I hope it adds more positivity and love to the world."1. You're Not Alone
2. I'm Good
3. Bad Dream
4. What's Going On
5. Through the Dark
6. Whatever Forever
7. Make It Right
8. Love Me Anyway
9. Shake Me Up
10. Home To You
11. Kids In Love
12. Sunlight$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1Import
If one would ever have to start assembling a serious Blues collection, Robert Johnson's King Of The Delta Blues Singers vol. 1 would be the best purchase. The mythical figure that inspired the worldwide Blues revival in the Sixties will forever be credited with inspiring guitar greats like Clapton and Hendrix to pick up a guitar.
Johnson lived a short but impactful musical tenure in the Thirties. After apparently 'selling his soul at the crossroads', Johnson quickly became the best Country Blues singer in his time, however a tormented one. The devil eventually took his soul at a too young age of 27. The remastered audio of this original 1961 collection of material is simply stunning - Robert Johnson never sounded so alive.1. Crossroads Blues
2. Terraplane Blues
3. Come On In My Kitchen
4. Walking Blues
5. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
6. 32-20 Blues
7. Kindhearted Woman Blues
8. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
9. Preaching Blues
10. When You Got A Good Friend
11. Rambling On My Mind
13. Stones In My Passway
14. Traveling Riverside Blues
15. Milkcow's Calf Blues
16. Me And The Devil Blues
17. Hellhound On My Trail$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys40th Anniversary!
Mastered from the Original Island Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
Traffic was one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the '60s and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the '70s. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.
In 1972, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood sojourned on after a smash outing with John Barleycorn Must Die and continued the winning streak with the groundbreaking classic The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Along with new members Jim Gordon (Derek & The Dominoes), Rick Gretch (Blind Faith) and Rebop Kwaku Baah, Traffic was back and on a roll artistically unlike many other important acts of the classic rock era.
Known for more than its amazingly cube shaped album cover, the multi-faceted music inside was a non-stop enjoyment of sounds never heard or recorded since. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Jim Capaldi like the hard rocking Light Up Or Leave Me Alone or the powerful balladry of ancient sounds with the Winwood/Capaldi classic Rainmaker, this brilliant album will most certainly be known forever for its classic title track, the massive twelve minute plus epic, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Filled with explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood, the piano driven and vocal delivery of master musician legend Stevie Winwood and the percussive vibrations of the late great Jim Capaldi, Jim Gordon and the late Rebop Kwaku Baah, the song was destined to become a huge success.
Friday Music presents the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series as we begin with our first installment with their monumental classic of the ages The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys is a truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year. To make this an even more enjoyable limited edition happening, for a very short time, we are also going back to the original Tony Wright designed cube shaped die-cut album cover, for the first time in North America since its 1972 release!1. Hidden Treasure
2. The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys
3. Light Up Or Leave Me Alone
4. Rock n Roll Stew
5. Many A Mile To Freedom
6. Rainmaker$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Limited, Hand-Numbered First Edition LP
New Zealand via Paris/London pop sprite Connan Mockasin
follows up the widely acclaimed oddball-psych of 2010s
Forever Dolphin Love. Caramel boasts a unique brand of
mutated, lustrous soul that was almost wholly self-recorded
over a month in a Tokyo hotel room. Described by Clash
Music as "a true cosmonaut of inner space," the new album
explores different regions of Mockasins singular galaxy,
guided by his truly adventurous songwriting that favors
reconfigured pop structures with a skewed funk sensibility. If
Caramel wasnt enough, Mockasin has also been writing more
material for Charlotte Gainsbourg after penning the exquisite
Out Of Touch for the actress/singers 2012 mini-album,
Stage Whisper. Its another sign that Mockasin is going
places, but at his own pace - just as Caramel suggests the
process of melting and taking on a new shape, a new taste.
That is the true sound of Connan Mockasin.
"[Caramels] dreamy grooves sound like something Prince might
make, were he on strong prescription tranquilisers - in a good
way, of course"
- The Guardian
"Mockasins a more ambitious songwriter than his sleepy
demeanor would sometimes suggest"
" a fascinating headtrip from start to finish "
- Death and Taxes1. Nothing Lasts Forever
3. Im the Man, That Will Find You
4. Do I Make You Feel Shy?
5. Why Are You Crying?
6. Its Your Body 1
7. Its Your Body 2
8. Its Your Body 3
9. Its Your Body 4
10. Its Your Body 5
11. I Wanna Roll with You$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Speed of ThingsDetroit indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. return with their sophomore album, The Speed Of Things via Warner Bros. Records. The follow-up to 2011s It's A Corporate World was self-produced and largely inspired by today's current internet-obsessed world. The new LP features 13 songs, including two we're already familiar with -If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)andHiding- thanks to the band's Patterns EP released earlier this year.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a Detroit-based recording and songwriting process created by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott. It all started in 2009, after a chance encounter at one of Zott's shows. Recognizing musical genius when he hears it, Epstein sought Zott and embarked on a musical journey that would forever change the face of alternative pop. With the release of their first EP, Horsepower EP, DEJJ drew instant recognition from media critics who praised the duo as "an inspired mix of hip-hop and folk." Being noted as one of the 'best new bands' of 2010, DEJJ was quickly thrust into the spotlight, gaining them a growing fanbase for their 'psych-retro pop' style. Following the success of their first full-length album, It's a Corporate World, DEJJ has come back with a fresh new sound that will mark them as pioneers in the alt. pop world.1. Beautiful Dream
3. Knock Louder
4. If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)
5. I Can't Help It
7. Beautiful Dream (Reprise)
9. Dark Water
10. Don't Tell Me
12. A Haunting
13. War Zone$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now