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  • American Beauty American Beauty Quick View

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    American Beauty

    The Most American Folk-Rock Ever Made: Indelible Harmonies, Spare Playing, and Gorgeous Textures Surround Masterfully Crafted Songs


    Close Your Eyes As the Dead Serenade You in Your Room: MoFi Edition of American Beauty Epitomizes Realistic Space, Vocals, Instrumentation, and Ambience


    Ranked #261 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Includes "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," "Friend of the Devil," "Ripple"


    American Beauty is the most perfectly realized, superbly played, and openly natural folk-rock record ever released. They don't make albums like this anymore, but thankfully, Mobile Fidelity's extraordinary 180g 45RPM 2LP set allows you to experience this 1970 masterpiece with unrivaled intimacy, realism, detail, and perspective. The Dead might as well be sitting on a Persian carpet right in your living room.


    The pinnacle of the Dead's studio output, American Beauty lives up to its name-as well as that of the "American Reality" ambigram on the iconic cover. Airy vocal harmonies blow like fresh breezes. Strummed acoustic guitars amicably intermingle with plaintive percussive beats. Warmth, relaxation, and poignancy envelop the performances and create sensations of bliss, peace, and honesty. Songs flower with majestic melodies and emotionally direct lyrics. It's a rare album that invites and makes you feel, restores one's faith, and renews one's appreciation for all life offers.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, this deluxe analog set possesses seemingly limitless dynamics, reference-grade presence, and expansive soundstages. The seamless, effortless integration of the group's vocals has always been a high point of American Beauty, and when you hear it here, you'll want every record you own to sound half as good. Every member's distinctive singing resounds with tube-like clarity; the intended expressionism is as plain as day. Instruments, too, resonate in glorious Technicolor. The supple tension of Phil Lesh's bass lines, charismatic timbres of Jerry Garcia's pedal-steel fills, and interwoven dialogue between the pianos and percussion are rendered with lifelike scale and tone.


    Made just months after its companion release, Workingman's Dead, the San Francisco legends' second 1970 masterpiece furthers the former work's close-knit relationship between country and folk while adding extra rock and bluegrass currents. Understated amplified passages, graceful melodies, layered singing, and old-time string flavors-including mandolin work from masterful guest David Grisman-bestow the material with easygoing, comfortable vibes. Again taking advantage of the best songwriting of Robert Hunter's career, the Dead turns in its most collective studio performance, with every individual contributing equally and focusing on nothing but the songs at hand.


    Indeed, Garcia doesn't even indulge in a single guitar solo on the record. A majority of fare lacks any significant instrumental breaks. The Dead recorded the foundations (drums, bass, acoustic guitars) of nearly every track live, which helps explain why American Beauty sounds so powerfully rich and clear. Coupled with the band's personal reflections of the circumstances surrounding them-Bob Weir's parents had died, Garcia's mother and Lesh's father were in the process of passing, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan's health was in decline-these characteristics combined to yield a purity of heart that exceeds that managed by Dead peers (and roots revivalist leaders) The Band and Bob Dylan.


    From Garcia's breathtaking gospel-laden homage to his mother ("Brokedown Palace") to Lesh's healing salve in the form of the groove-based "Box of Rain," from Weir's jaunty and free-wheeling summer escape "Sugar Magnolia" to McKernan's eloquently simple homespun plea "Operator," all the way to the closing autobiographical anthem "Truckin'," American Beauty feels like the warm, spirit-infusing embrace of a loved one after a long journey away. Welcome home.


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    1. Box of Rain
    2. Friend of the Devil
    3. Sugar Magnolia
    4. Operator
    5. Candyman
    6. Ripple
    7. Brokedown Palace
    8. Till the Morning Comes
    9. Attics of My Life
    10. Truckin'
    Grateful Dead
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    American Beauty

    Ranked 258/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Widely regarded as the Grateful Dead's studio masterpiece, 1970's American Beauty is a further refinement of the roots direction the band undertook with Workingman's Dead which was released earlier the same year. Includes some of the Dead's best-known material in Sugar Magnolia, Friend Of The Devil, Ripple, Box of Rain and Truckin.

    1. Box Of Rain
    2. Friend Of The Devil
    3. Sugar Magnolia
    4. Operator
    5. Candyman
    6. Ripple
    7. Brokedown Palace
    8. Till The Morning Comes
    9. Attics Of My Life
    10. Truckin'
    Grateful Dead
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    Nostalgia

    Annie Lennox describes Nostalgia as the album she has been waiting her whole life to record. Produced by Lennox and frequent collaborator Mike
    Stevens, the collection features hauntingly beautiful takes on iconic American songs such as "Summertime," "Mood Indigo" and "Strange Fruit." While the
    album pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century (Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday), the songs were also chosen for
    their continuing ability to resonate in the 21st century. The Scottish artist has sold 80 million records and won four GRAMMYs, two MTV VMAs, an Oscar
    and a Golden Globe. VH1 named her "The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive" and Rolling Stone counted her as one of "The 100 Greatest Singers of All
    Time."
    1. Memphis In June
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. I Put A Spell On You
    4. Summertime
    5. I Cover The Waterfront
    6. Strange Fruit
    7. God Bless The Child
    8. You Belong To Me
    9. September In The Rain
    10. I Can Dream, Can't I?
    11. The Nearness Of You
    12. Mood Indigo
    Annie Lennox
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    American Beauty/American Psycho

    American Beauty/American Psycho will be released on Island Records & DCD2 Records. It is the follow-up album to the band's gold-certified fifth studio album Save Rock and Roll, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries upon its April 2012 release.


    Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums) has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, America s Got Talent, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more.

    1. Irresistible
    2. American Beauty/American Psycho
    3. Centuries
    4. The Kids Aren't Alright
    5. Uma Thurman
    6. Jet Pack Blues
    7. Novocaine
    8. Fourth of July
    9. Favorite Record
    10. Immortals
    11. Twin Skeleton's (Hotel in NYC)
    Fall Out Boy
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  • He Named Me Malala Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) He Named Me Malala Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    He Named Me Malala Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Pink Colored 180 Gram Vinyl


    He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan. She was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls' education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls' education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.


    Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide.


    The original score was composed by Grammy Award and Emmy Award winner Thomas Newman (American Beauty, Skyfall, Finding Nemo, Wall-E), one of the most respected composers in the movie industry. His music brought the film to life, pulling the characters' emotional inner lives to the surface, threading and bonding the story together and allowing it to be fully realized.

    1. A Pashtun Story
    2. I Am Malala
    3. Which Camera Now?
    4. July 12
    5. Ideology
    6. Headmaster
    7. Old Life New Life
    8. Bonfires
    9. Cat Burglar
    10. School V. Celebrity
    11. Courtship
    12. Birmingham
    13. Radio Mullah
    14. A Fiery Speaker
    15. Night
    16. Candies For Books
    17. No More There
    18. Peace Prize
    19. Refugees
    20. The Women
    21. Risk
    22. Speak What Is In Your
    23. Grievous Injury
    24. 66 Million Girls
    25. The Same Malala
    26. Who Really I Am
    Thomas Newman
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  • American Beauty American Beauty Quick View

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    American Beauty

    American Beauty is the newest full-length from former RAMONES bassist CJ Ramone.
    1. Let's Go
    2. Yeah Yeah Yeah
    3. You'll Never Make Me Believe
    4. Before the Lights Go Out
    5. Girlfriend In a Graveyard
    6. Tommy's Gone
    7. Run Around
    8. Steady As She Goes
    9. Without You
    10. Be a Good Girl
    11. Moral to the Story
    12. Pony
    CJ Ramone
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    Beautiful Trauma

    Beautiful Trauma is the upcoming seventh studio album by American singer Pink. It is set for release via RCA Records and features the single, What About Us.
    1. Beautiful Trauma
    2. Revenge

    3. Whatever You Want

    4. What About Us
    5. But We Lost It

    6. Barbies

    7. Where We Go

    8. For Now

    9. Secrets

    10. Better Life

    11. I Am Here

    12. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
    13. You Get My Love
    P!nk
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    Beautiful Freak

    Brand new batch for the Back To Black range. Exact reproductions of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.


    Beautiful Freak is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Eels. It was originally released on 13 August 1996 and was the first record released by
    Dream Works Records. It was largely the solo work of musician Mark Oliver Everett, and is his first album using the full band name Eels in an attempt to
    get the records in the same general location in the stores as his previous works under the name E.

    1. Novocaine For The Soul
    2. Susan's House
    3. Rags To Rags
    4. Beautiful Freak
    5. Not Ready Yet
    6. My Beloved Monster
    7. Flower
    8. Guest List
    9. Mental
    10. Spunky
    11. Your Lucky Day In Hell
    12. Manchild
    Eels
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  • American IV: The Man Comes Around American IV: The Man Comes Around Quick View

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    American IV: The Man Comes Around

    On first thought, the idea of the Man in Black recording such covers as Bridge over Troubled Water, Danny Boy, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your
    Face might seem odd, even for an artist who's been able to put his personal stamp on just about everything. But American IV: The Man Comes Around,
    which also draws on Cash's original songs as well as those by Nine Inch Nails (Hurt), Sting (I Hung My Head), and Depeche Mode (Personal Jesus),
    may be one of the most autobiographical albums of the 70-year-old singer-songwriter's career. Nearly every tune seems chosen to afford the ailing giant
    of popular music a chance to reflect on his life, and look ahead to what's around the corner. From the opening track--Cash's own The Man Comes
    Around, filled with frightening images of Armageddon--the album, produced by Rick Rubin, advances a quiet power and pathos, built around spare
    arrangements and unflinching honesty in performance and subject. In 15 songs, Cash moves through dark, haunted meditations on death and
    destruction, poignant farewells, testaments to everlasting love, and hopeful salutes to redemption. He sounds as if he means every word, his baritonebass,
    frequently frayed and ravaged, taking on a weary beauty. By the time he gets to the Beatles' In My Life, you'll very nearly cry. Go ahead. He
    sounds as if he's about to, too. Unforgettable. --Alanna Nash


    This is the fourth in a series of collaborations between the original Man in Black, Johnny Cash, and producer Rick Rubin. The Man Comes Around
    features new Cash compositions as well as a diverse array of cover songs, including Nine Inch Nails Hurt, Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could
    Cry, and Paul Simon's Bridge Over Troubled Waters. He duets with Don Henley on Desperado.

    1. The Man Comes Around
    2. Hurt
    3. Give My Love To Rose
    4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    5. I Hung My Head
    6. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    7. Personal Jesus
    8. In My Life
    9. Sam Hall
    10. Danny Boy
    11. Desperado
    12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    13. Tear Stained Letter
    14. Streets of Laredo
    15. We'll Meet Again
    Johnny Cash
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  • American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family Quick View

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    American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family

    The Carter Family, a family vocal group from Appalachian Virginia, were the most impactful discovery of talent scout Ralph Peer and the first vocal group to become country music stars. Apart from the beautiful harmonies that can only come from kin, Mother Maybelle Carter pioneered "scratch" style guitar picking, a clever synthesis of autoharp, banjo and guitar picking, and for years served as a matriarchal figure in the Grand Ole Opry.


    Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

    1. Lonesome Valley
    2. The Poor Orphan Child
    3. Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow
    4. The Wandering Boy
    5. Wildwood Flower
    6. The Foggy Mountain Top
    7. The CannonBall
    8. Worried Man Blues
    9. Engine One-Forty-Three
    10. Keep On the Sunny Side
    11. Sweet Fern
    12. John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man
    13. Anchored In Love
    14. I Will Never Marry
    15. When the World's On Fire
    The Carter Family
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    The Beautiful Struggle


    Universal Music Enterprises Continues Its "Respect The Classics" Tribute To Many Of Hip-hop's Finest With The Vinyl Reissue Of Rap Icon Talib Kweli's
    Historic Rawkus Records Catalog


    The Beautiful Struggle is the second solo album by American rapper Talib Kweli. The album was originally released in 2004, and features guest appearances by rappers such as Common and Jean Grae.


    The album featured production from Kanye West, The Neptunes, Supa Dave West, Just Blaze & Hi-Tek. The first single off the album, I Try featuring Mary J. Blige, was fairly popular as a music video, followed by the second single Never Been In Love.

    1. Going Hard
    2. Back Up Offa Me
    3. Broken Glass
    4. We Know
    5. A Game
    6. I Try
    7. Around My Way
    8. We Got The Beat
    9. Work It Out
    10. Ghetto Show
    11. Black Girl Pain
    12. Never Been In Love
    13. Beautiful Struggle
    Talib Kweli
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    Spectre Soundtrack

    For the 24th movie in the James Bond oeuvre, "Spectre," Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes has again enlisted 6-time Grammy winner Thomas Newman ('Skyfall,' 'American Beauty') to write a breathtaking original score. This soundtrack has the added bonus of an instrumental version of the new Bond theme song, "Writing's On The Wall." The "Spectre" theme song sung by fellow multiple Grammy-winner Sam Smith, is the first time a male solo has sung the theme song since "Thunderball."
    LP 1
    1. Los Muertos Vivos Estan
    2. Vauxhall Bridge
    3. The Eternal City
    4. Donna Lucia
    5. A Place Without Mercy
    6. Backfire
    7. Crows Klinik
    8. The Pale King
    9. Madeleine
    10. Kite In A Hurricane
    11. Snow Plane
    12. L' Americain
    13. Secret Room


    LP 2
    1. Hinx
    2. Writing's On The Wall (Instrumental)
    3. Silver Wraith
    4. A Reunion
    5. Day Of The Dead
    6. Tempus Fugit
    7. Safe House
    8. Blindfold
    9. Careless
    10. Detonation
    11. Westminster Bridge
    12. Out Of Bullets
    13. Spectre

    Thomas Newman
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  • Europe '72 Europe '72 Quick View

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    Europe '72

    Nearly 40 years ago, the Grateful Dead released Europe '72, a triple live album documenting its historic trek across Europe that became not only one of the band's best-selling releases, but also set the gold standard for live Dead.


    The Grateful Deads first tour outside of North America took them to all sorts of historic and unusual venues in England, Denmark, West Germany, France, Holland and even Luxembourg. Many members of the Dead family came along on what was really an extended working vacation that was designed to both expose the Dead to new audiences and also reward the band for their unlikely conquest of America during the preceding two years. As a hedge against the costs of the nearly two-month trip, the Deads label, Warner Bros., paid for the band to lug around a 16-track recorder to capture the entire tour.


    This was a band at the top of its game, still ascending in the wake of three straight hit albums: Workingmans Dead, American Beauty and the live Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses). It had been a year since the lineup had gone to its single-drummer configuration, six months since Keith Godchaux had been broken in as the groups exceptional pianist, and this marked the first tour to feature Donna Godchaux as a member of the touring band. This would also be Pigpen's final tour with the band.


    There was a ton of new, unreleased material that came into the repertoire in the fall of 71 (after Skull & Roses was out) and during the spring of 72, including Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Hes Gone, Ramble on Rose, One More Saturday Night and Mr. Charlie. All those future classics were interspersed with songs from the aforementioned hit albums such as Cumberland Blues and Sugar Magnolia, as well as spectacular versions of Truckin and I Know You Rider.

    LP1
    1. Cumberland Blues (Live in England 1972 Version)
    2. He's Gone (Live in Amsterdam 1972 Version)
    3. One More Saturday Night (Live in England 1972 Version)
    4, Jack Straw (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
    5. You Win Again (Live in England 1972 Version)
    6. China Cat Sunflower (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
    7. I Know You Rider (Live in Paris 1972 Version)


    LP2
    1. Brown-Eyed Woman (Live in Denmark 1972 Version)
    2. Hurts Me Too (Live in London 1972 Version)
    3. Ramble On Rose (Live in England 1972 Version)
    4. Sugar Magnolia (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
    5. Mr. Charlie (Live in England 1972 Version)
    6. Tennessee Jed (Live in Paris 1972 Version)


    LP3
    1. Truckin' (Live in London 1972 Version)
    2. Epilogue (Live in England 1972 Version)
    3. Prelude (Live in England 1972 Version)
    4. Morning Dew (Live in England 1972 Version)

    Grateful Dead
    $59.99
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  • Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30 Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30 Quick View

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    Sky 30 CineMag 1:15/1:30

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Ultra High quality laminations, lower inductance and superior sound. These transformers were especially designed and tested with several low-output moving coil cartridges. These are very difficult transformers to construct and require a precision manufacturing process that can only be done by David Geren at CineMag. The same construction techniques are used as in the 1131, except that the inductance of the SKY 30 is even lower due to the lower step up ratios.


    Hand Crafted, Moving Coil (MC) Cartridge Step-up Transformer (SUT) built with new CineMag SKY 30 (Blue Version) Transformers and gold plated hardware in a hand polished black powder coated cast-aluminum enclosure. All lettering is laser etched. Included are 2 switches: high/low gain and ground/lift.


    Includes premium construction with C&K Brand Silver contact toggle switches, and Deluxe Gold Plated RCA jacks.


    These specially designed transformers are wired to connect a moving coil cartridge (on a turntable) to a phono preamplifier, phono input of a receiver, or your preamp's phono input.


    Switchable for 1:15 (24 dB gain) or 1:30 (30 dB gain).


    Into a standard 47k phono preamp, the effective input impedance of the low gain (1:15 ratio) is 209 ohms. At 1:30, the effective input impedance is 52 ohms.


    The 1:30 ratio is perfect for most low output cartridges.


    Construction Techniques:

    All connections are Resistance soldered using the American Beauty system which avoids heat damage to the delicate insulation on the hair-like wires of the transformers. Test equipment is very low current to avoid saturating the transformer cores. You can count on a premier product that is state-of-the-art.


    This unit includes a grounding post that can be used to connect your turntable ground and your preamplifier ground. It also includes a ground lift switch. In all modes, the transformer cases and faraday shield internal to the transformers are connected to the ground screw. In the ground mode, the phono system minus sides (negative sides) are connected to the grounding lug. This configuration works well for those systems where the turntable ground is connected to the negative leads coming from the phono cartridge or where the negative inputs to the preamp are internally connected to ground. In the lift mode, none of the conductors in the RCA jacks are connected to the case, ground, or shield and there is no electrical connection between channels. This design allows you much flexibility to mitigate for ground loops regardless of the configuration of your other equipment.


    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Bob's Devices
    $1,250.00
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  • Porgy And Bess Porgy And Bess Quick View

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    Porgy And Bess

    On their second conceptual album together, Miles Davis and arranger Gil Evans offered up a profound reinterpretation of George Gershwin's famed opera Porgy and Bess. A landmark release in orchestral jazz and arguably the best of their many collaborations, Evans' adaptation of Gershwin's score here is a veritable tour de force and although the outing features strong performances from Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums), Davis' poignant trumpet playing is the unequivocal star. Transcendent material like Summertime and I Love You Porgy display the true beauty of Miles Davis and Gil Evans' collective genius, their ability to reach the listener on not only a musical level but an emotional one as well.
    1. The Buzzard Song
    2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
    3. Gone
    4. Gone, Gone, Gone

    5. Summertime
    6. Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
    7. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
    8. Fisherman, Strawberry and Devil Crab
    9. My Man's Gone Now
    10. It Ain't Necessarily So
    11. Here Come De Honey Man

    12. I Loves You Porgy
    13. There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York
    Miles Davis
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    Struggle For Pleasure

    Classical by Music On Vinyl proudly presents its first release. Wim Mertens has released Struggle For Pleasure in 1983 under the group name Soft Verdict. Later, it would be released under his own name.


    Mertens called the music on Struggle For Pleasure 'petite musique de chambre', small chamber music. The six compositions are topped by ''Close Cover'' that proved to be a massive single. There are lots of documentaries and films that still use this beautiful arrangement.


    While Mertens is strongly influenced by American minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass, he adds his own signature sound to the mix.

    1. Tourtour
    2. Struggle For Pleasure
    3. Salernes
    4. Close Cover
    5. Bresque
    6. Gentleman Of Leisure
    Wim Mertens
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  • Black Sheep Boy (10th Anniversary Edition) Black Sheep Boy (10th Anniversary Edition) Quick View

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    Black Sheep Boy (10th Anniversary Edition)

    In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of this iconic album, Jagjaguwar is proud to present the Black Sheep Boy 10th Anniversary Edition, a three-LP set combining the classic Black Sheep Boy album and its counterpart the Black Sheep Boy Appendix with an all new unreleased album entitled There Swims a Swan: full-band recordings made six months prior to the release of Black Sheep Boy which illuminate the album's roots in the traditional American songbook.


    Featuring beautiful, emotional readings of songs popularized by such artists as Washington Phillips, Lead Belly, the Louvin Brothers, and Roscoe Holcomb, There Swims a Swan takes the listener on a trip through the songs that inspired Sheff while composing Black Sheep Boy and reads like a run-through of that album's themes. Black Sheep Boy is celebrated for its album artwork as well as its music, and the Anniversary Edition collects that artwork in a meticulously reworked package, combining every previous element of William Schaff's imagery with a large new piece by Schaff depicting an updated Black Sheep Boy. The release also includes lengthy liner notes by Will Sheff walking the listener through the circumstances surrounding the album.


    For Okkervil River fans (the most high-profile of whom was recently revealed to be President Barack Obama, who included Down Down the Deep River on his 2015 summer playlist), the Anniversary Edition is a loving, comprehensive, richly expanded presentation of a record many consider to be one of the band's best. For those new to the band, this might be the best place to start, the first step on a long road, the opening to a forest you can get lost in.

    LP1 - Volume I
    1. Black Sheep Boy
    2. For Real
    3. In A Radio Song
    4. Black
    5. Get Big
    6. A King And A Queen
    7. A Stone
    8. The Latest Toughs
    9. Song Of Our So-Called Friend
    10. So Come Back, I Am Waiting
    11. A Glow


    LP2 - Volume II
    1. Missing Children
    2. No Key, No Plan
    3. A Garden
    4. Black Sheep Boy #4
    5. The Next Four Months
    6. Another Radio Song
    7. A Forest
    8. Last Love Song For Now


    LP3 - Volume III
    1. Goodnight Irene
    2. I'm In Love With Susan Smith
    3. See See Rider
    4. Knoxville Girl
    5. Satan Is Real
    6. Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
    7. Willow Tree
    8. Moonshiner
    9. Oh, The Wind And Rain
    10. What are They Doing in Heaven Today
    11. Trouble in Mind

    Okkervil River
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    The Haden Triplets

    Third Man Records is proud to present the debut album from The Haden Triplets. These are songs steeped in history and sung in a close harmony
    that could only be achieved from sharing a lifetime of sisterly togetherness and a near psychic vocal interplay that can only come from being born mere
    seconds apart from each other. It's been rendered and produced beautifully by American music legend Ry Cooder.


    This is an album expanding on an American musical tradition. It is not pastiche or a tribute, but rather a direct antecedent and extension of the original folk legacy that is being exhibited within these songs.


    Here's a little more about it in the Haden's own words.


    During our early life, we were surrounded by music on both sides of our family. We visited our dad's family in Missouri, where they taught us old country songs they used to perform on the radio as The Haden Family. Our grandparents on our mother's side used to sing us to sleep with old Yiddish songs. Growing up, we often had music playing in the house, whether it be our mom playing Billie Holiday and Nina Simone records, or our dad playing Keith Jarrett and Ornette Coleman in the living room.


    We met Ry when we played with his son Joachim, and Joachim asked him if he'd sit in for our show. Once Ry heard we were singing "Voice From On High" by Bill Monroe, he was in right away. The next day we got a call from Ry suggesting we record an album. We wrote down a collection of songs we all liked, then narrowed it down to the music that became the Haden Triplets album. These songs are rich in history, and by recording them we hope to help keep them alive. - Tanya, Rachel & Petra Haden


    Produced by Ry Cooder (Buena Vista Social Club, Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Paris, Texas)and mixed by Martin Pradler (Robbie Robertson, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy)

    1. Slowly I'm Falling
    2. Single Girl, Married Girl
    3. Voice from on High
    4. Memories of Mother and Dad
    5. Raining
    6. Making Believe
    7. When I Stop Dreaming
    8. My Baby's Gone
    9. Billy Bee
    10. A Tiny Broken Heart
    11. On a Lonesome Night
    12. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
    13. Oh Take Me Back
    The Haden Triplets
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    2009 release from one of the veteran Metal band. Nine studio albums, thousands of live shows and nearly three decades into a career that's made them one of the biggest and most important Metal bands in the world, the members of Slayer know exactly what kind of music they make: brutal but beautiful, punishing yet precise. A fresh Slayer record is a thing of terror but also one of trust: You can depend on what you're getting even if you're unprepared for it. As guitarist Jeff Hanneman says, ''At this point, I think a Slayer album pretty much speaks for itself.''
    1. World Painted Blood
    2. Unit 731
    3. Snuff
    4. Beauty Through Order
    5. Hate Worldwide
    6. Public Display Of Dismemberment
    7. Human Strain
    8. Americon
    9. Psychopathy Red
    10. Playing With Dolls
    11. Not Of This God
    Slayer
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    For the past 30 years, Lucinda Williams has channeled her perspective as a proud but vulnerable Southern female into a string of stellar albums, each of which weave Rock, Country, Folk and Blues so tightly that each of the elements seems to disappear. Lucinda Williams (1988) was her breakthrough disc, but her magnum opus, 1998's Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, sealed her reputation as a formidable singer-songwriter.


    It took three torturous years to finish this alt-country masterwork, but it was worth it. Williams writes songs that explore the rootlessness of American life, with vivid imagery and gravel-guitar beauty. The album features guest appearances by Steve Earl, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller. Williams co-produced the album and it was mixed by Rick Rubin & Jim Scott except Metal Firecracker, which was mixed by Ray Kennedy.


    The album won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album, and was Lucinda Williams' first album to go Gold. It was voted Best Album of the Year in the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. In 2003, the album was ranked number 304 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


    This is the first ever vinyl issue of this wonderful album!

    1. Right In Time
    2. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
    3. 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
    4. Drunken Angel
    5. Concrete And Barbed Wire
    6. Lake Charles
    7. Can't Let Go
    8. I Lost It
    9. Metal Firecracker
    10. Greenville
    11. Still I Long For Your Kiss
    12. Joy
    14. Jackson
    Lucinda Williams
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    Here with Feast of Wire, Calexico provides drama, atmosphere, tension and tenderness in this 15 track extravaganza. Their music is an intoxicating evocation of the mythology of the American Southwest. Seductive, stirring songs about crushed hope and the corruption of beauty melted together with some of their most ambitious arrangements to date.
    Sunken Waltz
    Quattro (World Drifts In)
    Stucco
    Black Heart
    Pepita
    Not Even Stevie Nicks
    Close Behind
    Woven Birds
    The Book And The Canal
    Attack El Robot! Attack!
    Across The Wire
    Dub Latina
    Gnero Canelo
    Whipping The Horse's Eyes
    Crumble
    Calexico
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    Austin-based songwriter David Ramirez will release We're Not Going Anywhere, the follow up to his 2015 breakthrough record Fables and second in partnership with Thirty Tigers.

    Most times, when a relationship ends, there is a season of mourning but then the clouds part, the sun rises, and we move on. What happens if and when the sun doesn't rise? What happens if, no matter how hard we try, we can't move on? Ramirez explained about the song.

    On the 10 vividly imagined and passionately performed songs on We're Not Going Anywhere David Ramirez takes in the world from his unique perspective: Being half white and half Mexican has made this current political climate especially interesting. So many cultures in this country are being viewed as un-American and it breaks my heart. My family have raised children here, created successful businesses here, and are proud to be a part of this country. Most of what I've seen as of late is misplaced fear. I wanted to write about that fear and how, instead of benefiting us, it sends us spiraling out control.

    For We're Not Going Anywhere, Ramirez partnered with producer Sam Kassirer, who has helmed albums by Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Bhi Bhiman, and many other artists. In January 2017 Ramirez and his band decamped to the Great North Sound Society, an eighteenth-century farmhouse in rural Maine that serves as Kassirer's studio.

    It's very secluded, which was part of the appeal. We were able to get out of our touring headspace and stay completely involved with the record and what we were doing, explains Ramirez.

    We're Not Going Anywhere turns that distance into a big-picture perspective- engaged and informed, compassionately political but not necessarily partisan. We'd take breaks during the day and watch the news and see all the rallies and marches and the disruption and the out-of-control feeling that was everywhere then-and, frankly, still is now. We were looking around and no one was around us. The closest house was a mile away, so it was just us. We were grateful just to retreat from that social tornado for a while and create something that we hoped would be very beautiful.

    1. Twins
    2. Watching From A Distance
    3. People Call Who They Wanna Talk To
    4. Time
    5. Good Heart
    6. Stone Age
    7. Telephone Lovers
    8. Villain
    9. Eliza Jane
    10. I'm Not Going Anywhere
    David Ramirez
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    Quantic Presents The Western Transient is the latest project from Will "Quantic" Holland, bringing together a handpicked band of some of his favorite American musicians to realize a set of new compositions paying homage to the rich, lively and intimate quality of the classic soul and jazz recordings. The resulting album, 'A New Constellation', is out on Tru Thoughts, in characteristically mercurial fashion this new outing sees Holland following up the explosive, worldly electronic and vocal direction of his hugely acclaimed last solo album, 'Magnetica', with a suite of traditionally recorded pieces that capture the spontaneous beauty in the old ways of music making.
    1. Latitude
    2. Jumble Sale
    3. A New Constellation
    4. Requiescence
    5. Nordeste
    6. Bicycle Ride
    7. Creation (East L.A.)
    8. Mirzan
    9. The Orchard
    10. Latitude (To The Point Version)
    Quantic
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    Cleveland born, songwriter/performer Joshua Radin has earned a loyal following for his wistful meditations and hit songs. His rootsy-pop track, "I'd Rather Be With You" from Simple Times topped the iTunes album chart at #1 and hit 'top 10' in ten different countries. The hushed, emotionally raw "Winter" and Closer from his 2006 album, We Were Here received a four-star review in Rolling Stone Magazine. Radin's compositions have a proven track record having been sound-tracked on shows like Grey's Anatomy, American Idol and House. His songs have been used more than 100 times in various films and television shows making him a 'behind the scenes' artist whose music is heard most everywhere.


    In 2008, Ellen DeGeneres asked Joshua to perform at her wedding. Radin said, "I played six of my songs and Ellen and Portia just sat right in front of me looking at each other, crying, and looking at me. I actually teared up a little-that's never happened to me before."


    Live performances have always been Radin's lifeblood. After stints as a screenwriter in New York and as an inner-city art teacher in Chicago, he moved to Southern California to test the waters as a musician. "More than drawing, I taught those kids in Chicago a general perspective of the world-looking at something and not being overwhelmed. And it's how I've always looked at life," he says. "I've always wanted to wake up every day and have the opportunity to be creative, to express what's going on in my head and heart, and to be able to connect with the world in that way. I may have started playing music later in life than my peers, but I love living with the idea that it's never too late."


    When his father gave him a guitar on a whim for his birthday, Radin taught himself how to play. Soon after, in 2004, he wrote his first song, "Winter," about a fractured relationship with his longtime girlfriend. The song so moved his college friend Zach Braff, that the actor passed it along to a producer on his TV show, Scrubs. Three weeks later, it was played on the show. Buzz from the Scrubs show was fast and furious, crashing the NBC site and winning Radin thousands of new fans. Afterward, he worked hard to build a grassroots movement on social-media sites and continued to build his fan base.


    For various albums, Radin has recruited 'dream teams' of musicians to enhance his sounds. Among them: pianist Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), drummer Jim Keltner (Bob Dylan, John Lennon), and string arranger Jimmie Haskell (Simon and Garfunkel). Joshua has sold over two and a half million singles and over 700,000 full-length albums.


    In 2015, Radin releases his sixth studio album, "Onward and Sideways." His first single, "Beautiful Day" features a duet with American, singer songwriter Sheryl Crow.

    1. We'll Keep Running Forever
    2. Belong
    3. Beautiful Day (feat. Sheryl Crow)
    4. Angels
    5. In Your Hands
    6. Let Our Sun Shine Down
    7. Another Beginning
    8. Blow Away
    9. Away We Go
    10. Worlds Apart
    11. One and Only
    12. Old Friend
    13. My Baby
    Joshua Radin
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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