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DawningMight the time finally be right for Mouth of the Architect? For a decade, the Ohio band has largely been ghettoized to cult status, familiar to Midwestern kids or those paying more than casual attention to what's clumsily called "post-metal," at least post-Isis. Between 2004 and 2008, Mouth of the Architect released three rather convincing-- if sometimes haphazardly indulgent-- records of unified doom and grace. Dependent upon extreme dynamics and grand composition, with track lengths that ticked into the teens and albums that stretched past the hour mark, Mouth of the Architect seemed like a natural recipient of the same "brainy metal" laurels then distributed by outlets as illustrious as The New York Times.
But the ascendance never came, and since 2008's teetering Quietly, the band instead lingered at the threshold of self-destruction. They released an EP in 2010, but, as a revealing Invisible Oranges look into the band's last half-decade suggests, they mostly tried not to die-- as a group, really, or as people. "Some of us were convinced that the end was coming, either the big picture or individually," drummer Dave Mann told Brad Sanders. "Some of us, me in particular, were in a downward spiral in a lot of ways."
The appropriately titled new album Dawning is their first in five years and their first featuring bassist Evan Danielson. It's also their best work to date, a fully realized resurrection. Dawning showcases a band that now moves with an intricacy and immediacy that indicate just what Mouth of the Architect is: a veteran group comprising members with long rÉsumÉs, who've now gotten a chance to begin again and know what to do with it. A wonder of tension and release, Dawning is designed to throw listeners into tailspins and, then, to lift them above the mess. That drama not only reflects the survival of the band that stuck around long enough to make this album but also of a group that's now pushed past the cloister of post-metal: Despite the hardened visage of tough-guy screams, burly guitar tones, and Mann's aggressive drumming, Dawning is a compulsively likable record, full of anthems meant for memorizing and environments meant for immersion. (Hell, "Sharpen Your Axes" could pass for millennial Incubus.) If you've ever liked Isis there's plenty for you here; on the other hand, if you like, say, Abbey Road-- or any music that tries to outstrip the structure of a single song while not abandoning its magnetism-- Dawning deserves your time, too.
Should the metal prefixes "progressive" or even "post-" suggest long-winded, self-invested excursions nestled within songs that require an almanac, scrap the notion for Dawning. Yes, these songs stretch between seven and 11 minutes each, but even the longest, centerpiece "How This Will End, hinges upon narrative thrust and musical selflessness. If there are any guitar solos here at all, they come toward the start and the finish of "How This Will End, when a neon electric tone arches over a mounting cavalcade of drums and bass. Rather than serve as breaks in the momentum, though, both passages lead tremendous swells that rise to meet the troika of vocalists in another instance of triumph. Not one moment among these 11 minutes seems squandered or lost, as the quintet keeps rising and falling, churning and rebuilding.
Opener "Lullabye" establishes that principle from the jump, or as soon as traipsing acoustic guitar and twinkling piano concede to a heroic riff wrapped within three-part, gang-style harmonies. Mouth of the Architect move constantly between parts; at various points, they leap from near-silence to a quake viscous enough to make plenty of stoner metal sound thin, from guitar leads that suggest Chicago blues moan to math-rock redirection. Behind the kit, Mann serves as the expert rudder, keeping the songs steady even as he navigates the transfers. This constant swivel also depends upon the split vocal duties of Steve Brooks, Kevin Schindel, and Jason Watkins. They trade verses, flip-flopping between pristine radio rock leads and malevolent growls, sometimes only for a line at the time. They often share choruses, delivering them the sort of group-vocal abandon that hints at a darkened Danielson Family. Their singing-- here, more charged and urgent than it's ever been-- gives all of the band's moving pieces a through-line from one side to the other.
Talk of the tide of intelligent or somehow otherwise-elevated heavy music hasn't faded during Mouth of the Architect's temporary absence. Though both Sunn O))) and the late Isis have only released one album since MotA's last one, the acceptance of and debate over nominally black metal acts such as Liturgy, Wolves in the Throne Room, Krallice and Deafheaven has kept that conversation current. Mouth of the Architect only nods to that au courant talking point during Dawning, most notably with the blizzard of tremolo guitars that open "It Swarms" and the clattering way the band emerges from an instrumental break during "Sharpen Your Axes". But at the very least, Dawning deserves mention alongside Deafheaven's Sunbather, a record that's most notable for its holistic approach to drama and romance and the complete cinema of itself. Mouth of the Architect has long written from a vantage of imminent apocalypse, a perspective Dawning does not forego. There's talk of collapsing systems and prevailing darkness, spent luck and idolized disrepair. But at record's end, when Mouth of the Architect's three singers trade and share lines about risking it all even if they come up short, it's hard not to hear a core of redemption and potential hope within the music itself. And after returning from the brink to make one of the year's most rapturous records, metal or post-metal or whatever, there had better be.
- Grayson Currin (Pitchfork)1. Lullabye
2. It Swarms
3. Sharpen Your Eyes
4. How Will This End
6. The Other Son$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
All Our Gods Have Abandoned UsARCHITECTS UK are a band who've never shied away from challenging the world around
them. Long lauded as some of modern metal's most progressive-thinking minds, for the
past decade, the quintet have pushed boundaries, redefined genres, and never feared
having to question themselves in order for their art to leave its mark on this Earth. ARCHITECTS
UK, are a band like few others; The quintet all practice a vegan lifestyle, tour
with a consciousness about their footprint on the world, and devote time and energies to
Their 7th studio album, All Out Gods Have Abandoned Us is the heaviest and darkest
work to which the band have ever put their name, both on and below its surface. "To me,
All Our Gods is about getting to the root of the dysfunctions and disillusionment that
cause all of this mess, be it personal or political or environmental," says ARCHITECTS
UK guitarist and principle songwriter, Tom Searle. ARCHITECTS UK lineup also includes
Tom's twin brother Dan on drums, Sam Carter on lead vocals, guitarist Adam Christianson
and Ali Dean on bass.
For the follow-up to their 2014 album Lost Forever/Lost Together, ARCHITECTS UK returned
to Gothenburg's Studio Fredman and the production team of Fredrik Nordström
and Henrik Udd and it was they who would once again be entrusted to help translate the
tracks penned by Tom Searle into a reality.1. Nihilist
3. Phantom Fear
5. Gone With The Wind
6. The Empty Hourglass
7. A Match Made In Heaven
9. All Love is Lost
10. From The Wilderness
11. Memento Mori$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The ArchitectThe Architect is the 4th studio album from Paloma Faith. The singer released her UK certified double platinum debut album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? in 2009, followed by Fall to Grace in 2012, and A Perfect Contradiction in 2014 which has been her most successful album to date.
The Architect album features the singles Guilty and Crybaby. In addition to a stellar collection of new songs, Paloma invited a supporting cast on this album that includes Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Rag 'n' Bone Man and David Arnold. Commenting on this body of work, Paloma says I was adamant with this record that I wouldn't write about love - I wanted to look outside of myself and write about wider issues facing our world, but ironically, when you listen to it, it's really a whole album about love.1. Evolution (feat. Samuel L. Jackson)
2. The Architect
5. I'll Be Gentle
6. Politics of Hope (feat. Owen Jones)
7. Kings and Queens
10. 'Til I'm Done
11. Lost and Lonely
12. Still Around Faith
13. Pawns (feat. Baby, Nym, & Janelle)
15. Love Me As I Am$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-TRA-3915xMouth Of The Architect
Quietly (Awaiting Repress)1. Quietly
2. Hate And Heartache
3. Pine Boxes
4. Guilt And The Like
5. Generation Of Ghosts
6. Rocking Chairs And Shotguns
8. A Beautiful Corpse$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Atrocities (Opaque White Vinyl) (Pre-Order)Limited Edition Pressing On Opaque White Vinyl
CHRISTIAN DEATH's 1986 album 'Atrocities continued their evolution as both the gothic/death rock genre's leading architects and provocateurs. Spearheaded by Valor Kand with long-time members Gitane Demone and David Glass, 'Atrocities' marked a lyrical shift to a more direct attack on organized religion rather than a subversive approach. This early period of the band is widely considered its finest era, and 'Atrocities' is unquestionably among their very best work. Out-of-print on vinyl for over 20 years, this legendary album can be enjoyed once again in its' full glory.1. Will-O-The-Wisp
2. Tales Of Innocence
3. Strapping Me Down
4. The Danzig Waltz
5. ChimÉre De-Si De-Lá
6. Silent Thunder
7. Strange Fortune
9. Gloomy Sunday
10. The Death Of Josef$22.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
DystopiaMegadeth storm back onto the scene with their 15th studio album, Dystopia. With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold).
Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia weaves together Dave Mustaine's intricate and unique songwriting style, trademark leads and lightning riffs , paying homage to Megadeth's influential roots while continuing to break new and heavy ground.1. The Threat Is Real
3. Fatal Illusion
4. Death From Within
5. Bullet To The Brain
6. Post American World
7. Poisonous Shadows
8. Conquer Or Die
9. Lying In State
10. The Emperor
11. Foreign Policy$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MolochProduced by Don Nix (widely credited as a key architect of the Memphis Sound), this hard-hitting collection of bluesy Acid Rock first appeared on Stax subsidiary Enterprise in 1970. Featuring the outstanding guitar playing of the late Lee Baker (later to play with Alex Chilton) and the original version of Going Down (covered by Freddie King, Jeff Beck, JJ Cale and others), this album is an essential purchase for all fans of blues-influenced rock and roll.1. Helping Hand
2. Maverick Woman Blues
3. Outta Hand
4. Same Old Blues
5. Going Down
6. She Looks Like An Angel
7. Gone Too Long
8. Dance Chancy Dance
10. People Keep Talking
11. I Can Think The Same Of You
12. Night At The Possum$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SONM-LEG-1311xBig Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968Starting in 1966, Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the
Holding Company became accidental architects of what
would be known as the San Francisco Sound. During that
important cultural watershed quaintly referred to as the
Summer of Love, they provided an unruly, party-tastic link
between the cool, cerebral music of the Jefferson Airplane
and the psychedelic covenant of the Grateful Dead.
LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL BALLROOM 1968 is a previously
unavailable live concert recording of Big Brother and
the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, recorded
by legendary soundman Owsley Stanley, a/k/a Bear,
who supervised the mastering of this release before his
fatal car accident on March 12, 2011. The release of the
album marks the one-year anniversary of his passing and is
dedicated to Bear.
This is Bears unique vision how he heard the band live,
and how he wanted to transmit it. From the very speciï¬c
(non)stereo mix, to the cover artwork he commissioned
from Stanley Mouse, to the liner notes written by those
who knew Bear best, this truly is Bears presentation of this phenomenal band and inspirational music.LP1
1. Combination Of The Two
2. I Need A Man To Love
3. Flower In The Sun
4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
6. Catch Me Daddy
7. Its A Deal
8. Call On Me
9. Jam Im Mad
10. Piece Of My Heart
11. Coo Coo
12. Ball & Chain
13. Down On Me
14. Call On Me (Saturday ShowJune 22, 1968)*
*Bonus Track$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Indian OceanBest known as the lead singer for well loved alt folk band The Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford's new album
confirms what we have always suspected - that a great unexplored talent for soul music lay just below
Following up her critically acclaimed solo album Obadiah, Miss Ford returns with the lush, redemptive
Indian Ocean, fulfilling a lifelong dream of working with the Hi Rhythm Section (made famous for
backing up Al Green and Ann Peebles) in the historic Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
The album's creative cycle spanned over two years, involving two recording trips to Memphis and multiple
studio sessions with Frazey's Vancouver musicians. The iconic architects of the Al Green instrumental
sound-Teenie Hodges (guitar), Charles Hodges (organ) and Leroy Hodges (bass) lent their almighty talents
to help Frazey's songs find their distinctive groove. The end result of all of this collective creative meshing
is Frazey's folk-soul hybrid record that feels both familiar and innovative simultaneously.
Indian Ocean was co-produced and mixed by Frazey's longtime creative partner John Raham in Vancouver
at Afterlife Studios1. September Fields
3. You're Not Free
5. Three Golden Trees
6. You Got Religion
7. Season After Season
8. Natural Law
9. Weather Pattern
10. Indian Ocean
11. September Fields (Acoustic)$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bidin' My TimeChris Hillman, whose credits include co-founding Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Byrds, as well as the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and Desert Rose Band, is truly one of the architects of American music. His newest solo work, Bidin' My Time, produced by Tom Petty and executive-produced by Herb Pedersen, captures a rarity: an icon who has never sounded better, making music with old friends for the sheer love of it.
Collaborators and admirers from Hillman's storied career appear throughout the record: Tom Petty; Hillman's Byrds bandmates David Crosby and Roger McGuinn; the Heartbreakers' Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, and Steve Ferrone; Desert Rose Band's John Jorgenson, Pedersen, and Jay Dee Maness; premier upright bassist Mark Fain; singer/guitarist Josh JovÉ; and fiddler Gabe Witcher.
The album kicks off with a new recording of Pete Seeger's and Welsh poet Idris Davies' 'The Bells of Rhymney,' which the Byrds recorded for their debut. 'Here She Comes Again' was co-written by Hillman and McGuinn and, until now, had only been recorded on a live Byrds album in Australia. 'She Don't Care About Time' was written by Byrds co-founder Gene Clark, and was the original B-side to 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' Covers of the Everly Brothers' 'Walk Right Back' and Petty's 'Wildflowers' round out this understated yet undeniable masterpiece.
Folk, rock and roll, bluegrass and the unmistakable country-rock Hillman himself helped pioneer come together seamlessly on the triumph that is Bidin' My Time.1. Bells of Rhymney
2. Bidin' My Time
3. Given All I Can See
4. Different Rivers
5. Here She Comes Again
6. Walk Right Back
7. Such Is The World That We Live In
8. When I Get a Little Money
9. She Don't Care About Time
10. New Old John Robertson
12. Wildflowers$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Worship Music (On Sale)Worship Music is the long-awaited new studio album from Anthrax, one of the four original architects of speed and thrash-metal. Not only is Worship Music Anthraxs first studio release in eight years, but the album marks the return of vocalist Joey Belladonna, whose last studio work with the band was 1990s Persistence of Time. Belladonna is now firmly back in the Anthrax line up with drummer Charlie Benante, guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, and bassist Frank Bello.
Getting Joey back in as our full-time, permanent singer solidified us as a unit like we hadnt been in years, said Ian. All of us were on the same page creatively, working together, writing together, and becoming a band again.
I get goosebumps listening to the new music, Benante admitted. Scott and Robs guitars are absolutely on fire, Frankie kicks butt on bass, and hearing Joey sing, well, the band sounds like Anthrax, Joeys back and its great.
The 11-track Worship Music was produced by Anthrax, Rob Caggiano and Jay Ruston and recorded over a four-year period at studios in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Belladonnas return to the band prompted some of the songs originally recorded to be re-crafted with fresh lyrics or tweaked to better suit his overall vibe and energy. Some of the songs were completely replaced with brand-new songs and, of course, all have Belladonnas inimitable vocal stamp on them.
Im very happy with the record, it sounds like Anthrax, said Belladonna. There are some interesting twists and turns on it, and plenty of tunes for fans to get their fingers on. I felt very comfortable working with Jay Ruston, and I think everyone brought to the table what they needed to. Now its time for the fans to listen and get what theyve been waiting for. Ill tell you, Im really excited.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Worship (intro)
2. Earth On Hell
3. The Devil You Know
4. Fight 'Em Til You Can't
5. Im Alive
6. Hymn 1
7. In The End
8. The Giant
9. Hymn 2
10. Judas Priest
12. The Constant
13. Revolution Screams$16.99 $8.99 Save $8.00 (47%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Prismic TopsIt's been a startling couple of years for instrumental beats of all persuasions: the likes of LA's Brainfeeder crew and Glasgow's LuckyMe collective have developed styles with a scope far beyond creating merely 'instrumental Hip Hop'. Amongst all the hype and promotion, one of the music's reclusive architects seems to have
been mysteriously overlooked.
But Dimlite's production was astounding from the start. His EPs of 2003 and debut album Runbox Weathers two years later revealed a Swiss producer beholden to no one, possessing a style as nuanced as his friend Prefuse 73 and yet enriched by a careworn romanticism and quirkiness that rewarded repeat listens and has,
over time, made him something of a 'producer's producer'.
Another album, singles, remixes and side-projects followed, taking Dimlite's sound further left, further into a singular world where soul music, latin rhythms, Hip Hop and more are reconstituted into dreamy, lovelorn beat constructions. And so he takes his place on Now-Again, home to a cadre of similarly singular spirits such as The Heliocentrics and The Whitefield Brothers, each bent on refracting music history through their own unique lenses.
And while copycat producers abound, Dimlite's uniqueness is only throw into sharper relief. It's clear the moment he sings, such as on EP highlight Elbow Flood or the astonishing (and miniature) closer, Can't Get Used To Those. It's apparent in
every one of his strangely abrupt changes. It's even in his song titles. Perhaps Prismic Tops will be the record that sparks a critical reappraisal of this gifted producer's work. And if not, Now-Again Records is still proud to present this, the latest in a line of remarkable releases from a quiet pioneer.1. Kalimba Deathswamp / Kurt Feelings
2. On The Same Picture w/ Elan Tamara
3. Firevomit (O.D.N.)
4. Sun-Sized Twinkles
5. Elbow Flood
6. Rump Studies
7. Can't Get Used To Those$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
What'd I SayRay Charles was the premier architect singer/songwriter/musician whose genius of combining jazz, blues with gospel most certainly began the American soul music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become an American way of life, forever etching itself in total with the release of his 1959 classic hit single and album What'd I Say.Other tracks included on this masterpiece are the soulful Rockhouse, You Be My Baby, & the shouter Tell Me How Do You Feel. First time on 180 G Vinyl! This limited edition lp is mastered from the original Atlantic mono tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.1. What'd I Say
2. Jumpin' In The Morning
3. You Be My Baby
4. Tell Me How Do You Feel
5. What Kind Of Man Are You
7. Roll With My Baby
8. Tell All The World About You
9. My Bonnie
10. That's Enough$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Sings BluesShake 'em up! R&B from the vaults of King/Federal Records!
The embodiment of the blues! A primal architect of the genre's structure, Hooker's hypnotic guitar work and commanding vocals influenced everyone who followed, and these tracks-originally released in the late '40s and early '50s as "Texas Slim"-find him at the peak of his playing and singing powers. Pressed at RTI on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, you'll hear every moan, gasp and string blast on this definitive edition of John Lee Hooker Sings Blues, from Sundazed.1. Wandering Blues
2. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
3. Heart Trouble Blues
4. Don't You Remember Me
5. Slim's Stomp
6. The Numbers
7. Shake 'Em Up
8. Happy Blues
9. Nightmare Blues
10. Moaning Blues
11. Don't Go Baby
12. Thinking Blues
13. Late Last Night
14. Devil's Jump
15. Blue Guitar Blues
16. Race Track$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dystopia (Picture Disc)The vibrant cover art of Megadeth's 15th studio album is now featured on vinyl. Thrash metal genre pioneers MEGADETH landed their new album, DYSTOPIA, at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN. With new band members in place Dystopia marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album.
Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia weaves together Dave Mustaine's intricate and unique songwriting style, trademark leads and lightning riffs, paying homage to Megadeth's influential roots while continuing to break new and heavy ground.1. The Threat Is Real
3. Fatal Illusion
4. Death From Within
5. Bullet To The Brain
6. Post American World
7. Poisonous Shadows
8. Conquer Or Die
9. Lying In State
10. The Emperor
11. Foreign Policy$34.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
All Harm Ends HereThe Early Day Miners Good Time Band is back with another platter of Midwest post-goth. Having already introduced their new rhythm section (Matt Griffin on drums and Jonathan Richardson on bass) to the world over the course of their last two tours, with All Harm Ends Here Early Day Miners have combined the lushness of their second album Let Us Garlands Bring with the conciseness of their last full-length Jefferson At Rest. Moreso than on any of their previous efforts, EDM take both musical and tonal cues from the principal architects of the 80's sad-as-hell dark underground - Echo & the Bunnymen, the Church, early-the Cure, and most notably the Bauhaus/Tones On Tail/Love And Rockets axis. While contemporaries like Bedhead and Interpol have mined primarily the darkest aspects of these long shadows, there lies in Early Day Miners' method an innate sense of hope that transcends even their darkest themes (decay, suicide, desertion). Perhaps this is most evident in the guitar interplay of long-time collaborators Dan Burton (Ativin) and Joseph Brumley. Arpeggios abound, the works of Roger McGuinn and The Edge come to mind in that there is a sense of hopefulness and sublimation which drives the songs to a better place. While the album is filled with death and ghosts of all sorts, its unifying theme is the individual's ability to escape the death and ghosts. Even the making of the album (which was done just outside of the band's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, on the outskirts of Hoosier National Forest) was plagued by ghosts and phantoms. Recorded at the Old Mt. Gilead Church - recently revamped into a recording studio and still immediately surrounded on three sides by a dozen acres of 150-year old cemetery - principal tracking for All Harm Ends Here was halted for days at a time on multiple occasions when inexplicable flutter infected the reels of tape, almost requiring EDM to relocate its principal tracking altogether. Mixing and overdubbing was done at Burton's own Grotto Home Studio in an effort to evade those ghosts in the machine which possessed Old Mt. Gilead. While the Early Day Miners don't make flashy music, their layered music rewards the repeat listener. If you listen closely enough, in fact, you can hear ghosts in the distance.Errance
The Union Trade
We Know in Part
The Way We Live Now
The Purest Red$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
You Are Not AloneSoul Gospel Legend at the Top of Her Game: Staples Declared Best Artist at 2010's Lollapalooza Festival
Hallelujah: You Are Not Alone Might Be the Best New Album You Hear in 2010
Stellar Set Produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Features Songs by Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Tweedy, Randy Newman, and More
The best album you hear in 2010? You Are Not Alone will be at the top of the list. This is music that's timeless, soulful, and pertinent, performed with an energy and commitment that burns with the same level of conviction as Mavis Staples' belief in a higher power. Here's a record that will change your life and elevate your mood. Just as its two main architects intended.
When Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples sat down to talk about what they wanted her new album to sound like, they both turned to the original spiritual roots of the Staples Singers as a backbone. Both wanted to make a record about connection, about reaching out to someone through the power of music. What they achieved is the album of Staples' career, a warm, powerful, spiritual, and fervent collection of brilliantly chosen and interpreted songs.
Produced by fellow Chicagoan Jeff Tweedy at Wilcos studio The Loft, the intimate and textured production--glorious on LP--mixes traditional gospel numbers with two new songs written for Mavis by Tweedy, plus her unique interpretations of songs by Pops Staples, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little Milton. Backed by Mavis smoking touring band (Rick Holmstrom, guitar, vocals; Jeff Turmes, bass, vocals; Stephen Hodges, drums; Donny Gerrard, background vocals) and featuring guest turns from Tweedy and Wilcos Patrick Sansone, with background vocals by Kelly Hogan and Nora OConnor, the album cradles Mavis exquisite voice, allowing her to stretch out emotionally on tracks like Randy Newmans Losing You and the Creedence Clearwater Revival chesnut Wrote a Song For Everyone.
The two songs Jeff wrote for Mavis meld seamlessly into the vibe and theme of the album: He would listen to my conversations, my words, and then feed off that. The songs he wrote take me places I wouldnt normally go, says Mavis.
Already one of the bestâ€received releases of 2010, Mavis message of joy and redemption has found the setting it has always deserved. Truly, a must-own album that will last you a lifetime.1. Dont Knock
2. You Are Not Alone
3. Downward Road
4. In Christ There Is No East Or West
5. Creep Along Moses
6. Losing You
7. I Belong To The Band Hallelujah
8. Last Train
9. Only The Lord Knows
10. Wrote A Song For Everyone
11. Were Gonna Make It
12. Wonderful Savior
13. Too Close To Heaven$19.99Vinyl 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
TrafficMastered from the Original Island Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
Traffic were 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 1968, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood sojourned on after a smash debut with Dear Mr. Fantasy and continued the winning streak with the groundbreaking self-titled classic Traffic.
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of this LP offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Dave Mason like the classic rock smash anthem Feelin' Alright? or the prog-rock masterpiece Winwood and Capaldi's classic Forty Thousand Headmen, the Traffic album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of the classic rock era.
Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Stevie Winwood, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late great Jim Capaldi, the Traffic album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career.
Even further classics ensued with each of the hard rockin' ten tracks that make up this masterwork. How about the smash sounds of Pearly Queen or another Winwood and Capaldi classic Means To An End, plus more Dave Mason treasures like You Can All Join In or Don't Be Sad. No matter what track is your favorite, it's all classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.
Friday Music continues with their second installment in the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the monumental rock classic Traffic. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, Traffic is a truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of 2012.
Friday is also including a very rare gatefold cover, which includes the original gatefold photo of Dave Mason, Stevie Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi, for the first time in North America since its 1968 release!1. You Can All Join In
2. Pearly Queen
3. Don't Be Sad
4. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring
5. Feelin' Alright?
6. Vagabond Virgin
7. Forty Thousand Headmen
8. Cryin' To Be Heard
9. No Time To Live
10. Means To An End$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Last ExitLimited 45th Anniversary Edition on 180 Gram Vinyl with Rare Gatefold Cover and Original UK Photos of Dave Mason, Stevie Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi
Mastered by Joe Reagoso from Original Island Records Tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the sixties and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the seventies. 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 1968, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood went back to the recording studio after releasing two smash albums with Dear Mr. Fantasy and Traffic and continued their winning streak with their groundbreaking third LP Last Exit.
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of Last Exit offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Dave Mason like his classic rock opener Just For You or the prog-rock Winwood and Capaldi's classic Withering Tree, the Last Exit album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of their highly embraced musical catalog.
Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Stevie Winwood, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late great Jim Capaldi, the Last Exit album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career.
Even further classics ensued with each of the hard rockin' seven tracks that make up this masterwork how about the smash sounds of Shanghai Noodle Factory or another Traffic classic Medicated Goo, plus more Windwood/Capaldi/Mason collaborations like Something's Got A Hold Of My Toe In addition to all of these brilliant tracks, there are two lengthy live performances captured at the Fillmore West with the jam vibes of Feelin' Good or the Bobby Blue" Bland belter Blind Man. No matter what track is your favorite, it's all about Traffic, classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.1. Just For You
2. Shanghai Noodle Factory
3. Something's Got A Hold Of My Toe
4. Withering Tree
5. Medicated Goo
6. Feelin' Good (from the musical production "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd")
7. Blind Man$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
45th Anniversary Limited Edition!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl And Gatefold Cover Presentation!
Mastered Impeccably From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA
After four plus decades of recording a staggering catalog of top charting albums, a plethora of successful worldwide
tours and basically being the original architects of the prog-rock genre, Yes have continually given the fans their all and it all
began humbly in 1969 with their first LP simply called Yes.
With an ever interesting line-up of world class musicianship, this highly regarded chapter of Yes consisted of Jon
Anderson (vocals), Chris Squire (bass/vocals), Peter Banks (guitars/vocals), Bill Bruford on drums and keyboardist Tony Kaye.
Yes truly stands as absolutely one of the most intriguing debut albums to begin the dawn of the prog-rock movement.
Yes fans continue to praise Yes as a truly inspiring masterwork. This important piece of music consists of eight amazing
Yes workouts such as the definitive side one opener Beyond and Before, the art rock driven interpretation of The Beatles'
Every Little Thing and of course the international fan favorite Survival. Also featured from the Vincent Gallo film Buffalo '66 is
the classic Sweetness from this incredible first album release.
Yes enthusiasts were superlatively rewarded with even more progressive rock favorites as the brilliant acoustic driven
balladry of Jon Anderson's Yesterday, Chris Squire and Jon Anderson's superb centerpiece Looking Around and the powerful
Bill Bruford, Jon Anderson and Chris Squire Harold Land truly made Yes one of the finest albums of the early classic rock era.
As we continue our exclusive and extensive Yes 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, Friday Music is very honored to announce their 1969 masterpiece Yes. Issued for the first time on premium sound 180 gram high grade audiophile vinyl, this
exceptional work is now mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Close to the Edge,
Drama, Tales From Topographic Oceans, 90125, Relayer).
To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of this amazing album, this limited edition masterpiece is housed in a beautiful first
time gatefold cover and includes the original stunning U.S. artwork by Haig Adishian, featuring the rare lyrics which are now
inside the inside gatefold art.
So, let us celebrate the audiophile dream recording from Yes with the exclusive Friday Music presentation of their debut
masterwork Yes. Another definitive treasure awaits you from the Yes 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series exclusively from
your friends at Friday Music. Look for more Yes 45th Anniversary releases this year from Friday Music as we continue to
celebrate the wonderful music of this incredible superstar act. Looking Around You!1. Beyond and Before
2. I See You
3. Yesterday and Today
4. Looking Around
5. Harold Land
6. Every Little Thing
8. Survival$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Yes Album (Box Set)
The Yes/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
45th Anniversary Limited Edition!
Stunning Gatefold Cover & Box Set Presentation!
Mastered Impeccably From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios
And Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA
After four decades of recording a staggering catalog of top charting albums, a plethora of successful
worldwide tours and basically the original architects of the prog-rock genre, the makings of their superstar reign
began during the recording sessions for masterpiece The Yes Album.
With an ever interesting line-up of world class musicianship, this highly regarded chapter of Yes consisted
of Jon Anderson (vocals), Chris Squire (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Kaye (keyboards) and the
introduction of Steve Howe (guitars/vocals), The Yes Album truly stands as absolutely one of the finest and most
revered rock albums of all time.
Yes fans continue to praise The Yes Album as a truly inspiring masterwork. This important piece of music
consists of six amazing Yes workouts such as the definitive album opener Yours Is No Disgrace, the hard rocking
Starship Trooper, and the brilliant I've Seen All Good People which featured the massive hit single Your Move.
From this moment on, there was no looking back for this superstar quintet.
Yes enthusiasts were superlatively rewarded with even more progressive rock favorites as the brilliant
acoustic driven guitar work of Steve Howe's Clap, Chris Squire and Jon Anderson's superb Perpetual Change
and the jazz-rock fusion of A Venture truly made The Yes Album one of the finest albums of the classic rock era.
As we continue our exclusive and extensive Yes 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, Friday Music is very
honored to announce their 1971 masterpiece The Yes Album. Issued for the first time on 2 LP 180 gram 45 rpm
audiophile vinyl, this exceptional work is now mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by
Joe Reagoso (Close to the Edge, Drama, Tales From Topographic Oceans, 90125, Relayer).
To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of this amazing album, this limited edition masterpiece is housed in a
beautiful box set and features a stunning gatefold cover inside, which includes the historic photography of Phil
Franks and Jon Goodchild's cover design.
So, let us celebrate the audiophile dream recording from Yes with the exclusive Friday Music Deluxe 45 rpm
2 LP Box Set presentation of their masterwork The Yes Album exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.
Look for more Yes 45th Anniversary releases this year from Friday Music as we continue to celebrate the wonderful
music of our incredible superstar act. I've Seen All Good People!LP 1
1. Yours Is No Disgrace
3. Starship Trooper
a. Life Seeker
1. I've Seen All Good People
a. Your Move
b. All Good People
2. A Venture
3. Perpetual Change$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM Box Set - 2 LPs Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-631xAlan Parsons Project
Gaudi was the tenth and final Alan Parsons Project studio album released in 1987. Inspired as he was by the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, Alan Parsons built a truly passionate concept album. Money Talks and Closer To Heaven, which were used in episodes of Miami Vice are, without a doubt, the tracks that sonically define this record. But then there's Paseo de Gracia, a fully orchestrated track in the typical vein of Alan Parsons Project, which can be counted as an exquisite instrumental masterpiece. The masterfully cut Gaudi album simply is yummy for the ears. We are extremely proud to extend the ever expanding catalogue by releasing number eight of the Project's discography!1. La Sagrada Familia
2. Too Late
3. Closer To Heaven
4. Standing On Higher Ground
5. Money Talks
6. Inside Looking Out
7. Paseo De Gracia (Instrumental)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Source of PrideCyan Haze On Milky White Colored Vinyl
Source of Pride is the second full-length album by Roman Ruins (Graham Hill). The album continues his exploration into the distinctive yet evolving sound of his solo recording project. The songs on Source of Pride formed as Hill moved his family from Oakland to New Orleans, where he now lives and works as an architect and a father to 2 young children. Hill often worked late at night, which helped define the aural landscape that belies each track. As the songs began to take shape, Hill's wife remarked how every time I'm pregnant, you're pregnant with an album. The lyrical themes on Source of Pride address the relationships, rituals, and revelations that constitute family.1. Loved One
3. Why Do You Cry
5. Family Ties
7. Drifting Home
8. Wedding Day
9. Loved One (Moss Of Aura Remix)
10. Loved One (Meanest Man Contest Remix)
11. Sister (High Chief Remix)
12. Why Do You Cry (Monster Rally Remix)
13. Family Ties (Yalls Remix)
14. Brothers (Conveyor Remix)$15.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now