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  • Dreaming Of You Dreaming Of You Quick View

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    Dreaming Of You

    UMLE is releasing Selena's English album in vinyl. Dreaming of You, Selena's final album, became the 1st Tejano album to reach #1 in America & was double platinum by the end of the year. Includes 13 all-time hits (6 Spanish+7 English) including: Como La Flor, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Amor Prohibido, I Could Fall in Love, Missing My Baby & Dreaming of You among others. Selena became the 1st recording artist to place 5 Spanish language albums simultaneously on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.
    LP 1
    1. I Could Fall In Love
    2. Captive Heart
    3. I'm Getting Used To You
    4. God's Child (Baila Conmigo)
    5. Dreaming Of You
    6. Missing My Baby
    7. Amor Prohibido
    8. Wherever You Are (Donde Quiera Que EstÉs)


    LP 2
    1. Techno Cumbia
    2. El Toro Relajo
    3. Como La Flor
    4. Tu, Solo Tu
    5. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
    6. Spoken Liner Notes By The Band And Family

    Selena
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    I Dreamt I Was A Cowboy

    Miniature Tigers mastermind Charlie Brand has been in a relationship with actress Mae Whitman for a while now, and things seem to be going great. How do I know this? Well, there are interviews from both Brand and Whitman out there that say so, but for the purposes of this review, Exhibit A is the new Miniature Tigers record. I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy is a loose concept album about being in love, complete with sappy ballads, angst that it's all going to fall apart, and even the concept album staple-a dream sequence.


    Two things are striking about this album from the get-go. There's a warmth and intimacy to opener "My Girl Forever" that sticks around for the length of the album. Brand, it turns out, is pretty good at producing indie-pop that sounds honestly romantic. That warmth makes a cheesy sentiment like, "You will be my friend forever / You will be my girlfriend" sound lovely. The other thing is the song's opening electric guitar riff, which sounds slightly out of tune. That riff runs through the entire song and eventually normalizes even though it never ends up being quite in tune. It's a weird element and a portent that Brand is going to re-embrace the off-kilter sounds that dominated Miniature Tigers' early records.


    "Dreaming" is a relaxed, slightly Caribbean-styled song dominated by a bassline played on a bass marimba and a repeating high register xylophone-esque note run. Both are cool effects that give the song a nice groove. This leads right into "I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy", where Whitman takes the lead vocals. Her breathy, quiet singing fits in snugly with the song's languid vibe. "I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy" also works as a transition point on the album. Afterward, the songs are more idiosyncratic and often more interesting.


    "Wish It Was Now" is a '60s-style folk song that hits all the right buttons. A pile of acoustic guitars is accompanied by a jangling tambourine while Brand sings possibly the best melody on the album. The multi-layered vocals on the chorus, a simple recitation of "wish it was now", are beautiful, and it all meshes together into a sublime moment. "Wheat" features a prominent pedal steel guitar and some nicely placed percussion rattles, giving the song a light Texas country feel.


    Then there's "Nobody Else", which features an out-of-nowhere sample of obscure '60s singer Millie Small with her lovely high-pitched squeak of a voice. The song opens with Small singing "What am I living for / If not for you, baby!", then uses that "baby!" as the song's anchor and hype man, punctuating many of Brand's lines. The song itself is a catchy, piano-based ballad with a warm '70s soft rock bridge, but the sample sells it. It's so effective that once you've heard the song a few times, you want to hear her "baby!" at the end of every line, not just occasionally.


    The record ends with two quiet songs, either of which would make a solid closer, but they represent two different moods. "I Never Want Our Love to End" is sparsely arranged with great harmonies, but the overwhelming feeling is melancholy as Brand sings about his insecurities. "I'm Awake Now" uses both chirpy and lush synths to provide a sunny, relaxed, early morning feel. Lyrically, though, the song starts out depressed as Brand contemplates the fact that he's so damn happy in bed with his new girl but that they're both going to have to leave, and it will be over. But the song ends with him deciding that he's going to do whatever it takes to make what's apparently a one-night stand into a relationship.


    This kind of unabashed romanticism shouldn't really work. And in the past, Miniature Tigers' attempts at straight-up love songs haven't always been successful. But Brand's honesty goes a long way here, and his willingness to use unusual sounds cuts through the cheese to make the album just a bit weird. I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy ends up effectively splitting the difference between the band's early days of twee sounds with strange lyrics and their middle period of big hooks but not very distinctive sounds.


    - Chris Conaton (popmatters.com)

    1. My Girl Forever
    2. Crying In The Sunshine
    3. Pictures Of You
    4. Dreaming
    5. I Dreamt I Was A Cowboy
    6. Wish It Was Now
    7. Wheat
    8. Nobody Else
    9. Before You
    10. I Never Want Our Love To End
    11. I'm Awake Now
    Miniature Tigers
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  • By The Time I Get To Phoenix By The Time I Get To Phoenix Quick View

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    By The Time I Get To Phoenix

    Glen Campbell's commercial breakthrough came by way of the title track, which was the direct precursor in production terms to Wichita Lineman, and by the same writer. The cover of Paul Simon's Homeward Bound is sincere if a little perfunctory, but Campbell's rendition of Ernest Tubb's Tomorrow Never Comes is a bravura performance, rich and soulful, as well as recalling Rodgers & Hammerstein's You'll Never Walk Alone as done by Gerry & the Pacemakers. Cold December in Your Heart harks back to Campbell's country-folk material, a piece of midtempo country-pop. Material like that and the similar Back in the Race, Dorsey Burnette's Hey Little One, Jerry Reed's You're Young and You'll Forget, and Bill Anderson's Bad Seed hold up better than more pop-focused numbers like My Baby's Gone, though the string backings on most of these very much date them. The final number here, the touching Love Is a Lonesome River, makes a brilliant coda.

    -AllMusic
    1. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
    2. Homeward Bound
    3. Tomorrow Never Comes
    4. Cold December (In Your Heart)
    5. My Baby's Gone
    6. Back In The Race
    7. Hey Little One
    8. Bad Seed
    9. I'll Be Lucky Someday
    10. You're Young And You'll Forget
    11. Love Is A Lonesome River
    Glen Campbell
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  • Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Quick View

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    Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes

    Import

    The Ronettes were a '60s girl group from New York City featuring the sisters Veronica and Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley. Produced by world famous Wall Of Sound inventor Phil Spector, their legacy include all time favourites like Be My Baby, Baby, I Love You, (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up and Walking in the Rain, the latter winning a Grammy award in 1965. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes (featuring Veronica) is the girl group's only studio album, and received a place in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. The group were even inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2004.

    1. Walking In The Rain
    2. Do I Love You?
    3. So Young
    4. (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up
    5. I Wonder
    6. What'd I Say?
    7. Be My Baby
    8. You, Baby
    9. Baby, I Love You
    10. How Does It Feel?
    11. When I Saw You
    12. Chapel Of Love
    The Ronettes
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  • Mourning In The Morning Mourning In The Morning Quick View

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    Mourning In The Morning

    For Mourning In The Morning, his 1969 album debut on Atlantic Records, southpaw blues guitar legend Otis Rush journeyed from his Chicago home to Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabamaa burg best known for seminal soul platters. Backed by a horn-powered band that included a young Duane Allman on rhythm guitar, Otis slashing axe and anguished vocals glowed on the tortured Youre Killing My Love, remakes of his Cobra Records classics My Love Will Never Die and It Takes Time, and a stunning revival of B.B. Kings Gamblers Blues. Half the set consisted of new compositions from producers Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites, and Rushs mile-wide string bending on a shimmering instrumental version of Aretha Franklins Baby I Love You is utterly breathtaking.

    1. Me
    2. Working Man
    3. You're Killing My Love
    4. Feel So Bad
    5. Gambler's Blues
    6. Baby, I Love You
    7. My Old Lady
    8. My Love Will Never Die
    9. Reap What You Sow
    10. It Takes Time
    11. Can't Wait No Longer
    Otis Rush
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  • Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Quick View

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    Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes

    Originally released in time for 1964's Christmas season, the Ronettes' one and only Philles LP is considered by many to be the crown jewel of the label's catalog, representing the ultimate expression of Phil Spector's girl-group ideal.


    Fronted by the impossibly charismatic Veronica Bennett, aka Ronnie Spector, the Ronettes combined girlish innocence and playful sexiness in a manner that struck a responsive chord with listeners in the '60s, and continues to do so five decades later. With Phil's surging Wall of Sound arrangements meeting their match in the kittenish vocals of Ronnie and her sister Estelle Bennett and cousin Nedra Talley, it's not hard to understand why the Ronettes effortlessly held their own with the British Invasion acts that otherwise dominated the pop scene in 1964.


    Although the Ronettes are principally known as a singles act, Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica is a remarkably consistent and cohesive set that collects all of the trio's early hits, including such enduring pop masterpieces as Be My Baby, Baby (I Love You), Walking In The Rain, Do I Love You?, (The Best Part Of) Breaking Up, You Baby and the Ronettes' original version of Chapel of Love (which predates the Dixie Cups' hit version). It's hard to imagine a more consistent collection of perfect pop bliss, or a more excellent expression of girl group greatness!

    1. Walking In The Rain
    2. Do I Love You?
    3. So Young
    4. (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up
    5. I Wonder
    6. What'd I Say
    7. Be My Baby
    8. You Baby
    9. Baby, I Love You
    10. How Does It Feel?
    11. When I Saw You
    12. Chapel Of Love
    The Ronettes
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  • The Legendary First Recordings In NYC 1957 The Legendary First Recordings In NYC 1957 Quick View

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    The Legendary First Recordings In NYC 1957

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    Includes Bonus CD


    Nina Simones first album is quite simply one of the finest debuts in the history of recorded music. Backed here only by Jimmy Bond on bass and Albert Heath on drums, this stripped down trio format brings Ninas considerable talents (as a classically trained pianist) to the fore. Her soulful versions of songs like Mood Indigo, My Baby Just Cares For Me and I Loves You, Porgy have all become standards in their own right and Nina the declared idol of many.

    Side 1.
    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Dont Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Hes Got The Whole World In His Hands
    8. African Mailman


    Side 2.
    1. Good Bait
    2. Plain Gold Ring
    3. Youll Never Walk Alone
    4. I Loves You Porgy
    5. Central Park Blues
    6. For All We Know

    Nina Simone
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  • Aretha's Gold Aretha's Gold Quick View

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    Aretha's Gold


    Astonishing Collection of The Queen of Soul's Greatest Songs for Atlantic Records: Aretha's Gold Includes Nine Top Ten Hits: Respect, Chain of Fools, and Think Among Them


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI: Breathtaking Sonics on Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold Get to the Heart of Franklin's Range, Emotions, Expressiveness


    Aretha Franklin made her Hall of Fame reputation at Atlantic Records between 1967-1968. This astonishing two-year period witnessed the singer score nine Top 10 hits and define soul music, a era chronicled on Aretha's Gold. Pairing with producer Jerry Wexler and a flawless Muscle Shoals studio band, Franklin unleashed bolder sides of her artistry kept under wraps during her tenure at Columbia. The rest is history - a history that, until now, has never been in heard in true audiophile sound. And if there's any voice you want to experience to the most realistic extent, it's that of the vocalist Rolling Stone crowned the Greatest Singer of All Time.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold presents Franklin's most seminal early Atlantic songs with reference-standard sonics. Finally, hear the full range of the Queen of Soul's depth, reach, and expressiveness. Complementing her timeless classics with tremendous dynamics, restored balances, and stunning clarity, this collectible analog set sheds new light on Franklin's power and technique, honesty and confidence, enunciation and directness.


    Hear why Franklin is even better than you likely think or remember. You just haven't been able to hear the Detroit native on a format that mirrors exactly what went down in the studios when she recorded songs that, to this day, remain the bar by which all other singers are measured. The same goes for Franklin's backing band, known as the Swampers, whose instrumental savvy, feel, and textures are so unique, the group is credited with creating its own style: The Muscle Shoals Sound. On this vinyl edition of Aretha's Gold, experience every picked guitar note, brushed snare, and fluid bass line. Seldom has a band and vocalist ever made a more formidable, memorable, and emotional combination.


    The evidence plays out across these 14 songs, each a soul landmark, each unforgettable thanks to Franklin's impassioned performances and empowering attitude. The Sweet Impressions (Franklin's backing vocalists) and sweeping string arrangements bolster the foundation, but the material belongs to Franklin. A veritable hit parade, the track listing on Aretha's Gold reads like a dictionary of soul.


    I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You), Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby), Think, The House That Jack Built, I Say a Little Prayer, Baby I Love You: All Top 10 hits. Plus five more tunes, including a riveting cover of Sam Cooke's You Send Me, that charted.


    You know the songs by heart. You know the voice by memory. But you've never quite known them so intimately. Aretha's Gold on Mobile Fidelity gives the Queen the royal treatment she deserves.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
    2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    3. Respect
    4. Dr. Feelgood
    5. Baby, I Love You
    6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    7. Chain of Fools
    8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    9. Ain't No Way
    10. Think
    11. You Send Me
    12. The House That Jack Built
    13. I Say a Little Prayer
    14. See Saw
    Aretha Franklin
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    Aretha's Gold


    The Aretha Franklin/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Queen Of Soul's Greatest Hits!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - #1 R&B Album In 1969!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes


    Aretha Franklin will be forever known as The Queen Of Soul and one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
    Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in gospel, soul, rock
    and pop.


    Aretha Franklin created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where she spent almost two decades creating
    some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music ever waxed.


    In 1969, Aretha was honored with her first greatest hits collection by our good friends at Atlantic Records simply
    titled Aretha's Gold. This stunning array of her biggest #1's and other smash hit singles, most of them featuring Duane
    Allman, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Roger Hawkins, Spooner Oldham and Jimmy Johnson, dominated the top
    of the soul and pop charts for over a year. Her songs and soulful delivery on these hits truly illustrate how important her
    force was then and still is today, over four decades since!


    Aretha was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not
    only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of her biggest hits have been covered by many artists over the years as
    well. Jam packed with the original Atlantic recordings of solid senders like her classics Chain of Fools, See Saw, Baby, I
    Love You and of course Respect, Aretha's Gold is virtually an encyclopedia of SOUL!


    Even more soul and pop classics abound as you'll hear her scream and shout with the best of the blues with Dr.
    Feelgood, one of her most beautiful ballads with (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and her soulful touch on Burt
    Bacharach's classic I Say a Little Prayer. This #1 charting 1969 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades...
    that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
    Aretha's Gold. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
    Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also
    included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Aretha Franklin by James J. Kreigsman, as
    well as the original back cover studio session photo collage not seen in LP cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray
    Charles, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Aretha Franklin 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will
    be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

    1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
    2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    3. Respect
    4. Dr. Feelgood
    5. Baby, I Love You
    6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    7. Chain of Fools
    8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    9. Ain't No Way
    10. Think
    11. You Send Me
    12. The House That Jack Built
    13. I Say a Little Prayer
    14. See Saw
    Aretha Franklin
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  • Twist Uptown Twist Uptown Quick View

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    Twist Uptown

    The Crystals' first LP Twist Uptown, originally released in the summer of 1962, occupies an important position in Phil Spector's remarkable body of work. As the first full album produced by Spector and the first LP to be released on his legendary Philles label, it's a crucial cornerstone in the building of the fabled Wall of Sound. Beyond its historic significance, though, Twist Uptown retains a timeless resonance, thanks to Spector's seminal studio wizardry and the Crystals' sweet-but-streetwise vocal magic.


    The New York-based Crystals, all of whom were still in their teens at the time, were handpicked by Spector as the first act signed to Philles, and the first performers to receive the full-on Wall of Sound studio treatment. The quintet quickly scored major successes with their Spector-produced singles There's No Other (Like My Baby) and Uptown. The latter, penned by Brill building stalwarts Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, also made history for introducing a new level of gritty social realism to pop.


    Indeed, Twist Uptown perfectly embodies the combination of yearning innocence and worldlier emotions that would come to define Spector's greatest work. In addition to the aforementioned classics and the minor hit Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby, the album features such lesser-known girl-group gems as I Love You Eddie, Please Hurt Me, What A Nice Way to Turn Seventeen and the one-of-a-kind oddity Frankenstein Twist, along with an early version On Broadway, actually recorded before the Drifters' reworked hit version, and an upbeat take on the Carla Thomas chestnut Gee Whiz.

    1. Uptown
    2. Another Country Another World
    3. Frankenstein Twist
    4. Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby
    5. Please Hurt Me
    6. There's No Other (Like My Baby)
    7. On Broadway
    8. What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen
    9. No One Ever Tells You
    10. Gee Whiz-Look At His Eyes (Twist)
    11. I Love You Eddie
    The Crystals
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  • A Wizard A True Star (Awaiting Repress) A Wizard A True Star (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    A Wizard A True Star (Awaiting Repress)


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of A Wizard, A True Star On 2 Lp's For Maximum Audiophile Sound!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation Of This 1973 Masterwork!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes


    Features The Original LP Cover Elements Not Seen In Decades


    As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Todd
    Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry's most prolific and
    celebrated rock artists.


    For his very lengthy (close to sixty minutes) 4th album A Wizard, A True Star, the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge
    album event complete with 19 stellar performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his four decade career. As with
    many of his solo albums, Todd played all of the instruments, sang, wrote 17 of the 19 tunes and produced this masterwork. The
    album also catapulted Todd Rundgren's marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash radio hits Just One Victory,
    Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel and his brilliant Philly soul R&B Medley: I'm So Proud, Ooh Ooh Baby, La La Means I Love You
    and Cool Jerk.


    Album opener International Feel immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only Todd Rundgren can
    deliver. With solid tracks like You Need Your Head, filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery and his rockin' vocals, the
    artist truly pours it all out on this album. More Todd favorites abound as When The Shit Hits The Fan: Sunset Blvd. sets the stage for
    the rest of this masterwork into full swing.


    Known to write some very key ballads in his long career, Todd nails one of his finest ever with his brilliant Philly soul sound
    on the aforementioned Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel. Soon to be followed with more classic rockers like pop infused Does
    Anybody Love You and the iconic album closer Just One Victory, all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some of his
    most enduring work ever recorded.


    This amazing album hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to announce for the
    first time ever release on two (2) 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP's, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork A Wizard, A True Star. As a
    continuing installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition stunning
    sound 2 LP album will also be presented for a very short time in a colorful gatefold cover which will feature the original LP cover
    elements not seen in decades.


    Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars) at Friday
    Music Studios, the A Wizard, A True Star album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released in 2014.


    Todd Rundgren A Wizard, A True Star A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first
    time 2 LP album release on 180 Gram Vinyl and Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends
    at Friday Music

    LP 1
    1. International Feel
    2. Never Never Land
    3. Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off
    4. You Need Your Head
    5. Rock and Roll Pussy
    6. Dogfight Giggle
    7. You Don't Have to Camp Around
    8. Flamingo
    9. Zen Archer
    10. Just Another Onionhead/Dada Dali
    11. When the Shit Hits the Fan/Sunset Blvd.
    12. Le Feel Internacìonále


    LP 2
    1. Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel
    2. Does Anybody Love You?
    3. Medley: I'm So Proud/Ooh Baby Baby/ La La Means I Love You/Cool Jerk
    4. Hungry for Love
    5. I Don't Want to Tie You Down
    6. Is It My Name?
    7. Just One Victory

    Todd Rundgren
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  • Mack Daddy Mack Daddy Quick View

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    Mack Daddy

    Mack Daddy is the third album from Sir Mix-a-Lot. It was originally released on February 4, 1992, on Def American Recordings and features the hit single, Baby Got Back. The single spent 5 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and sold more than 2 million copies. Only Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You sold better in 1992. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing this album back on vinyl after being out of print for over 10 years
    1. One Time's Got No Case

    2. Mack Daddy

    3. Baby Got Back

    4. Swap Meet Louie

    5. Seattle Ain't Bullshittin'

    6. Lockjaw

    7. The Boss Is Back

    8. Testarossa

    9. A Rapper's Reputation

    10. Sprung On The Cat

    11. The Jack Back

    12. I'm Your New God

    13. No Holds Barred
    Sir Mix-A-Lot
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  • Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973 Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973 Quick View

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    Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973

    Limited Edition Four LP Boxed Set Includes Newly Remastered Versions Of Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid And Clear Spot, Plus An Entire Disc Of Unreleased Outtakes.


    Recorded over a couple of weeks in the summer of 1970 at United Recording Group in Hollywood, Lick My Decals Off, Baby was released the following October. One of Van Vliet's favorites, the album represents the apex of his dissonant style and includes such standout tracks as the quirky-funny I Love You, You Big Dummy and the exquisite solo guitar piece One Red Rose That I Mean.


    Don Van Vliet was an American musician, singer-songwriter and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (1965-1982), with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range,Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition.

    LP 1 - Lick My Decals Off, Baby (October 1970)
    1. Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    2. Doctor Dark
    3. I Love You, You Big Dummy
    4. Peon
    5. Bellerín 'Plain
    6. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
    7. Japan In A dishpan
    8. I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
    9. Petrified Forest
    10. One Red Rose That I Mean
    11. The Buggy Boogie Woogie
    12. The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
    13. Space-Age Couple
    14. The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
    15. Flash Gordon's Ape


    LP 2 - The Spotlight Kid (January 1972)
    1. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
    2. White Jam
    3. Blabber 'N Smoke
    4. When It Blows Its Stacks
    5. Alice In Blunderland
    6. The Spotlight Kid
    7. Click Clack
    8. Grow Fins
    9. There Is not No Santa Claus On The Evenin 'Stage
    10. Glider


    LP 3 - Clear Spot (November 1972)
    1. Low Yo Yo Stuff
    2. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
    3. Too Much Time
    4. Circumstances
    5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
    6. Sun Zoom Spark
    7. Clear Spot
    8. Crazy Little Thing
    9. Long Neck Bottles
    10. Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
    11. Big Eyed Beans From Venus
    12. Golden Birdies


    LP 4 - Out-Takes (Previously Unreleased)
    1. Alice In Blunderland (Alternate Version)
    2. Harry Irene
    3. I Can not Do This Unless I Can Do This / Seam Crooked Sam
    4. Pompadour Swamp / Suction Prints
    5. The Witch Doctor Life (Instrumental Take)
    6. Two Rips In A Haystack / Kiss Me My Love
    7. Best Batch Yet (Track) [Version 1]
    8. Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
    9. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
    10. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
    11. Kiss Where I Kain't
    12. Circumstances (Alternate Vesion 2)
    13. Little Scratch
    14. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)

    Captain Beefheart
    $99.99
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    Best Of Bread (Awaiting Repress)

    Masterd by Joe Reagoso from the Original Elektra Records Tapes at Friday Music


    Bread were one of the finest pop rock bands of all time. Led by the unforgettable voice and songs of guitarist/keyboardist David Gates, alongside the vocals and superlative writings of guitarist James Griffin, Bread scored several #1 and Top Five singles and albums, which made them one of the most popular groups of the '70s.


    Supplemented by the super talents of Larry Knechtel, Mike Botts and Robb Royer, Bread recorded such huge smash recordings as their first #1 Make It With You, and more top charters like If, Baby Im A Want You, Diary and Everything I Own.


    Aside from the melodic rock and pop balladry of Bread, the band rocked with the best of them as showcased on Mother Freedom, Truckin and the fuzz guitar driven Let Your Love Flow.


    In 1973, Elektra Records honored the band with their first Greatest Hits album the multi-platinum The Best Of Bread. Now, Friday Music wants you to revisit that moment by announcing the first time ever HQ vinyl release of The Best of Bread. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Elektra Records tapes at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, this limited edition album was just waiting for the 180g Audiophile domain.


    To enhance your Bread listening experience, Friday Music has also included a very nice gatefold cover, which hasnt been in circulation since its original release back in 1973.

    1. Make It With You

    2. Everything I Own

    3. Diary

    4. Baby Im-A Want You

    5. It Dont Matter to Me

    6. If

    7. Mother Freedom

    8. Down on My Knees

    9. Too Much Love

    10. Let Your Love Go

    11. Look What Youve Done

    12. Truckin


    Bread
    $31.99
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    Nobody But Me

    Michael Buble's new album Nobody But Me is scheduled to be released via Warner Bros / Reprise Records. Nobody But Me is the multi-Grammy, multi-platinum award winning singer's first album in three years and is his 9th studio album. It follows the critically acclaimed To Be Loved album, which was his fourth album to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 Charts.


    The exciting new collection of original pop tunes and beautiful standards highlight Buble's talent as a profound interpreter of the American songbook as well as his gifted songwriting and producing style.


    Nobody But Me was recorded in Los Angeles and Vancouver and includes three new Buble' penned originals along with breathtaking reinventions of classics including "My Baby Just Cares For Me," "The Very Thought of You," Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows" and the Johnny Mercer classic "I Wanna Be Around". Guest artists on the album are Meghan Trainor and Black Thought (of The Roots). The new album is co-produced by Buble along with Johan Carlsson for MXM Productions, Alan Chang, Jason "Spicy G" Goldman, The Monsters and Strangerz.


    "I don't know that I've ever had this much fun working on an album. It was especially thrilling to collaborate with my band who understand that I want to sound better than I've ever sounded. I'm also very proud of the new songs. Having the opportunity to co-produce was a joy for me personally," commented Buble.

    1. I Believe In You

    2. My Kind Of Girl

    3. Nobody But Me (feat. Black Thought)
    4. On An Evening In Roma (Sotter Celo de Roma)
    5. Today Is Yesterday's Tomorrow
    6. The Very Thought Of You
    7. I Wanna Be Around
    8. Someday (feat. Meghan Trainor)
    9. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    10. God Only Knows
    Michael Buble
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    Dreamland

    Natalie Bergman has had her picture taken on countless occasions -- hundreds of studio portraits and live shots and backstage festival snaps. But the simple, gorgeous black & white photo of Bergman on the cover of Wild Belle's Dreamland that she describes as just me and this sort of abyss That one was lensed by the person who best knows how to capture her essence on celluloid: Her older brother and bandmate, Elliot Bergman. Besides being Wild Belle's multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Elliot has an equally impressive flair for visual arts, from painting and sculpture to bronzemaking and photography. An avid collector of vintage cameras, Elliot brought along a recently acquired Polaroid Land Camera to a show Wild Belle played in Denver this summer: The duo grabbed a quick moment at their hotel to take the portraits of each other that grace the front and back of their new record. The pictures Elliot takes of me are always really beautiful and it's because he knows me better than anyone else on this Earth, says Natalie. Adds Elliot: I like that it's a photo of Natalie just being Natalie. And the stark contrast of her in the foreground with the dark background really fit with these collages she has been doing. Natalie is in the light but the shadows are pretty heavy and you can't really tell where she is or what's back there.


    Recorded at studios in their native Chicago, Natalie's new home of Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, Dreamland -- Wild Belle's bold, evolutionary new album -- derives from an era in the singer's life when she was struggling to get control of what she describes as the anger and deep sorrow that plagued her at the end of her most recent romantic relationship. For a woman whose music has always been inspired by her desire to translate her complicated feelings into immediately relatable songs, there was certainly plenty of grist for the mill. Dreamland tracks such as Losing You and It Was You (Baby Come Back) offer glimpses of the darkness that Natalie battled during the early months writing for the duo's sophomore full-length. But there are also genuine moments of lightness and ecstatic triumph, like Giving Up On You -- an irresistibly kinetic, punk number Wild Belle recorded with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek producing.


    I was very heated when we were making this record. My body, my heart and my soul were filled with a flame, which sounds very dramatic but it's the truth, says Natalie. I had a healing moment when I moved to LA earlier this year, because I was far away from my ex and I felt like I was getting rid of a lot of baggage. That was the redemptive, triumphant time for my lyrics. On 'Giving Up On You,' I sing: 'Now I smile so bright, you can see me from outer space, look at me shine. Baby it's about time, I was so miserable and now I feel so alive.' All the songs I wrote near the end of making the album have that sentiment: 'Now look at where I am, after all the turmoil that was inside of me, I'm here and I'm happy and I'm ready for whatever comes my way.'


    The follow-up to 2013's Isles, Dreamland expands the band's ambitions in every way. It's deeper, it's more fun, it's more haunting, it's got more grooves, Elliot says. There's sorrow and pain but there's also hope and joy -- all those things can coexist in the songs because they coexist in life. He continues: Dreamland, that's not some kind of idealized notion of where we live and I hope people hear that as a question: What is the Dreamland What is our dream here The album doesn't get overtly political, but we're dealing with a lot of the things that are dark about what's happening now. 'Throw Down Your Guns' is about a relationship but is also kind of about the messed up situation that we're in right now. The chorus, 'Throw down your guns / In the name of love, I put my hands up,' to me can be heard in a number of ways, including as a prayer for peace or a cry out against violence.


    Importantly, the album also shares its name with one of the first songs Natalie remembers Elliot introducing her to: Bunny Wailer's 1970 reggae classic, Dreamland. One year for Christmas, he gave her a compilation of female artists who recorded at Jamaica's legendary Studio One, and it included Della Humphrey's version of the song. Natalie listened to it over and over and over again. I was so in love with it, she says. From there, I started my exploration of rocksteady and ska and lovers rock and anything that had to do with Jamaican music from the Fifties onward.


    The duo started writing music together several years ago, after Elliot took a sixteen year-old Natalie on tour to play percussion with his acclaimed Afrobeat ensemble, NOMO. I can present a song to Elliot and he has this foresight -- he can see things further than I see them, and he helps me realize things, she says. I'd been writing very simple melodic love songs since I was fifteen years old. I definitely have a pop sensibility in my style, and that's a great platform for Elliot to work from, because it's fun for him to have a cool little pop song and combine it with more eccentric sounds and make it into a weird, unique percussive jam. Sometimes he'll bring the jam to me and because we've got this routine together, we can write a song together wherever we are.


    Work on the album began in early 2014, in Chicago. The song that opens Dreamland -- Mississippi River -- was also the first one to come together in the studio. It was sparked by a moment of musical serendipity: The record starts with this pulsing ARP drone, says Elliot, which is a very expensive esoteric nerdy synthesizer that's complicated to program. Natalie and I had this weird, symbiotic thing where I was playing three chords off the ARP and she started playing different three chords on this out-of-tune autoharp she brought over. They were both completely in the wrong key, and yet perfectly in tune with each other. That was like the new bar for the record. It was like, 'Yeah, we're going to put synthesizers and saxophone and kalimbas on these songs, and we're going to have lavish string arrangements if we want to. We were getting comfortable with all of the materials that we love, and being like, 'I love this, so let's do it.


    They tracked several songs at home in Chicago last year, and then at the start of 2015, Natalie packed all of her belongings into the Wild Belle van and drove from Chicago to Venice, California. She rented a house where Elliot joined her a couple weeks later. When I had my place in Venice, Elliot would wake up earlier than I would and start making dope beats, says Natalie. One day he made this ridiculous song, 'The One That Got Away,' and the beat and underlying track were so exciting that it didn't take very long to write. Our friends came over and were jumping on the tabletops, dancing, getting naked because they loved the song so much.


    Playing the new songs at Lollapalooza for the first time with an eight-piece band, says Elliot, I had a feeling onstage that I'd never had before with Wild Belle, where you're part of a sound that's much bigger than you could make on your own. It's this charged-up badass feeling. It's about a groove and rhythmic energy and force and momentum and making a big, dark, deep sound -- something that moves people and makes you want to dance and makes you want to shout. It's tapping into a deeper musicality that I've always been looking for.

    1. Mississippi River
    2. Losing You
    3. Dreamland
    4. Coyotes
    5. Cannonball
    6. Giving Up On You
    7. It Was You
    8. Throw Down Your Guns
    9. The One That Got Away
    10. Our Love Will Survive
    11. Rock & Roll Angel
    Wild Belle
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    Imagene Peise - Atlas Eets Christmas

    ATLAST EETS CHRISTMAS was previously released in a very limited physical quantity on CD only under the pseudonym Imagene Peise (with a sticker that read Love Is The Answer - Merry Christmas From The Flaming Lips 2007). The pseudonym Imagene Peise is a John Lennon-esque spelling of Imagine Peace, ala Lennon's wonsaponatime, and likewise the album title sounds-out At last, it's Christmas. The alias credits are similarly punning: Imagene Peise - Piano Ominog Bangh - Laughing/Crying Glider Synthesizer Shineyu Bhupal - Drones, Sitar, and Baritone Tambura.


    From the Flaming Lips' presumably vast vault of curiosities comes Atlas Eets Christmas, a psych-jazz piano album that originally appeared in a very limited run under the pseudonym Imagene Peise during the 2007 holiday season. Billed as a lost album by a mysterious young Iraqi piano prodigy name Peise who committed suicide in 1978, the album plays like the soundtrack to some sort of unearthed educational filmstrip where science meets Santa.


    The same could be said about much of the Lips' more experimental output, which does include other Yuletide offerings, most notably the soundtrack to their 2008 film Christmas on Mars. Almost entirely instrumental and buried under the weight of a fabricated faux-vinyl crackle, Atlas frames their lovely piano arrangements of such classics as Winter Wonderland, Do You Hear What I Hear?, and White Christmas with buzzing sitars, spacy electronic noises, distant synths, and the band's hallmark Mellotron drones.


    The result is a warmly intended yet moon-cold Christmas album that is still surprisingly pleasant. Although Wayne Coyne does make his presence known singing lead on the Vince Guaraldi-esque title cut (most likely through an old telephone from his home office on Mars), this largely seems to be the baby of multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd, whose graceful piano playing makes up the bulk of this unusual venture.

    1. Winter Wonderland
    2. Silver Bells
    3. Christmas Laughing Waltz (including Jingle Bells)
    4. Silent Night
    5. Atlas Eets Christmas
    6. Do You Hear What I Hear?
    7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    8. White Christmas (Binson Echorec Sleigh Ride)
    9. Frosty The Snowman
    10. Christmas Kindness Song
    11. The Christmas Song
    The Flaming Lips
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    Trinity Lane

    This record was written mostly in the summer of 2016 in my apartment off of Trinity Lane. A few tunes came out on the road as well. After moving out of an ex's house, I settled into a new neighborhood down the road. Shortly after, I picked up a tour with my good friend John Moreland where we went to the West Coast and back. I was trailing them in my little 2002 Honda Accord that has literally been all over the country with me. A woman in my early 30s, I found myself sick of my same old shit. I was inspired by the landscape of the west. My faith was tested on the curves of the Highway 101 through the Red Woods. I got terrifyingly stoned on weed gummy bears in Denver. I saw real cowboys in Wyoming and drove through a flood in Arkansas. I felt displaced, but connected.

    Upon returning to the south, my home of Tennessee, I slunk back into my nook off of Trinity. I went over all the things I'd seen. There had been a freedom in being so far away - a lack of responsibility, a distance from some of the issues, if you will, though I'd carried them right with me, back to my birthplace of Los Angeles, peering over the ocean, wondering how you can come so far yet end up in the same place. I contemplated fleeing and just staying in California, but the south is my home and I had to deal with what needed to be dealt with. I started to write. And go to the park. And listen to records. And play my guitar every night. Every time I wanted a man, I picked up my guitar. Every time I wanted a drink, I picked up my guitar.

    Love will take you to the darkest places but also to the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I've always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I'd had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn't talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with - we didn't really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, Oh man, I'm just not used to any cars coming around this bend. She replied, This is our little hideout, baby. And it really was. The woods were behind me, Dickerson Pike was in the front.

    So after a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it's like to question home, intention, demons, love....I think most people understand that. I hope you love this record, I made it for you.

    1. All Kinds Of People
    2. The Night David Bowie Died
    3. Trinity Lane
    4. Everything I Had
    5. I Wanna Go Home
    6. Imposter
    7. Records
    8. Different, I Guess
    9. Rotterdam
    10. Sucker
    11. So Much You Don't Know

    12. See Ya Later
    Lilly Hiatt
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    Singin' The Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    Singin' The Blues was issued as Crown 5020 in spring 1957 and featured some of B.B. King's best-loved songs up to that point. The LP included four #1 R&B hits: 3 O'Clock Blues and You Know I Love You (1952), Please Love Me (1953) and You Upset Me Baby (1954); four other top ten hits; plus Blind Love from 1953 and covers of Tampa Red's Crying Won't Help You (1955) and Gatemouth Moore's Did You Ever Love A Woman from 1956. To fill out the album, a superior alternate take of Sweet Little Angel was included. As John Broven observes in his notes: In 1957 Singin' The Blues gave the first real indication that B.B. King was destined to be a major star. Absolutely seminal material; his classic hits.




    Musicians:



    • B. B. King (guitar, vocal)

    • The Maxwell Davis Orchestra



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Please Love Me
    2. You Upset Me Baby
    3. Every Day I Have the Blues
    4. Bad Luck
    5. 3 O'clock Blues
    6. Blind Love
    7. Woke Up This Morning
    8. You Know I Love You
    9. Sweet Little Angel
    10. Ten Long Hears
    11. Did You Ever Love A Woman
    12. Crying Won't Help You
    B.B. King
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    Live North America 2016

    Back when music was only available on a vinyl album, the pure excitement captured on a live album was considered the ultimate document coveted by hardcore music fans. Clark continues this tradition by bringing the live album to a younger generation of music fans. Live North America 2016 was recorded absolutely live, with no overdubs. What you hear is how it went down.


    The album includes all new and unreleased live recordings from Gary Clark Jr's 2016 tour in support of his internationally acclaimed 2015 album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. It features several songs from that album, including The Healing, Grinder, Our Love, Cold-Blooded, and Shake, featuring Leon Bridges and his saxophonist Jeff Dazey. The set is characterized by raw soul and funk, classic solo and blues performances, and several lengthy, tour de force guitar jams. It includes two previously unreleased covers, Jimmy Reed's Honest I Do and Elmore James' My Baby's Gone as well as You Saved Me and When My Train Pulls In - fan favorites from Clark's Warner Bros. Records critically praised debut Blak and Blu.


    Clark's incendiary performances were also beautifully captured on Gary Clark Jr. Live, which was released in September 2014 and met with tremendous critical and commercial acclaim. Both live albums chronicle Clark's evolution on stage as his songs expand and find new life beyond the studio recordings. Much like the great blues, jazz, and soul legends of past, these recordings are lightening in a bottle - historical moments in time for an artist who is ever-morphing and one of the truly great improvisers of his generation and our time.

    LP 1
    1. Grinder (Live)
    2. The Healing (Live)
    3. Our Love (Live)
    4. Cold Blooded (Live)
    5. When My Train Pulls In (Live)


    LP 2
    1. Down to Ride (Live)
    2. You Saved Me (Live)
    3. Shake (feat. Leon Bridges with Jeff Dazey) [Live]
    4. Church (Live)
    5. Honest I Do (Live)
    6. My Baby's Gone (Live)
    7. Numb (Live)

    Gary Clark Jr.
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    Live North America 2016 (Pink Vinyl)

    Pressed On Pink Colored Vinyl

    Back when music was only available on a vinyl album, the pure excitement captured on a live album was considered the ultimate document coveted by hardcore music fans. Clark continues this tradition by bringing the live album to a younger generation of music fans. Live North America 2016 was recorded absolutely live, with no overdubs. What you hear is how it went down.


    The album includes all new and unreleased live recordings from Gary Clark Jr's 2016 tour in support of his internationally acclaimed 2015 album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. It features several songs from that album, including The Healing, Grinder, Our Love, Cold-Blooded, and Shake, featuring Leon Bridges and his saxophonist Jeff Dazey. The set is characterized by raw soul and funk, classic solo and blues performances, and several lengthy, tour de force guitar jams. It includes two previously unreleased covers, Jimmy Reed's Honest I Do and Elmore James' My Baby's Gone as well as You Saved Me and When My Train Pulls In - fan favorites from Clark's Warner Bros. Records critically praised debut Blak and Blu.


    Clark's incendiary performances were also beautifully captured on Gary Clark Jr. Live, which was released in September 2014 and met with tremendous critical and commercial acclaim. Both live albums chronicle Clark's evolution on stage as his songs expand and find new life beyond the studio recordings. Much like the great blues, jazz, and soul legends of past, these recordings are lightening in a bottle - historical moments in time for an artist who is ever-morphing and one of the truly great improvisers of his generation and our time.

    LP 1
    1. Grinder (Live)
    2. The Healing (Live)
    3. Our Love (Live)
    4. Cold Blooded (Live)
    5. When My Train Pulls In (Live)


    LP 2
    1. Down to Ride (Live)
    2. You Saved Me (Live)
    3. Shake (feat. Leon Bridges with Jeff Dazey) [Live]
    4. Church (Live)
    5. Honest I Do (Live)
    6. My Baby's Gone (Live)
    7. Numb (Live)

    Gary Clark Jr.
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    Creation

    The garage-psychedelia explosion of the 1960s produced such a massive wave of incredible music that, four decades later, were still unearthing amazing unsung gems from this remarkable period. Thats the case with Creation, the lone album by the Druids of Stonehenge, which stands as a prime embodiment of the timeless sound and spirit of vintage garage-psych.


    The New York-based Druids of Stonehengefrontman Dave Budge, guitarists Carl Hauser and Bill Tracy, bassist Tom Workman and drummer Steve Tindallexemplified both the surly essence of teen garage-punk and the experimental spirit of psychedelia. The band formed in 1965 as a scrappy, R&B-influenced teen combo in the Rolling Stones/Pretty Things mold. (This period is documented on the earlier Sundazed vinyl EP The Druids of Stonehenge.) By 1968, the Druids had embraced psychedelia, relocated to the West Coast and signed with the UNI label.


    The Druids of Stonehenge unveiled their retooled sound with Creation, which revealed the quintet to be one of the toughest, most imaginative outfits of its era, maintaining both a forceful, earthy edge and an ethereal air of mystery. Those qualities were manifested in Budges snarling, Jaggeresque vocals and the bands tense, punchy playing, which elevated such memorable originals as Six Feet Down, Earthless and Pale Dream, as well as their distinctive reworkings of Bob Dylans Its All Over Now, Baby Blue, Loves Signed D.C. and Screamin Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell on You.


    Despite its obvious quality, Creation was largely lost in the shuffle in its initial release, and the Druids of Stonehenge broke up the following year. In the decades since, the band and the album have gained immensely in stature and prestige among garage-psych aficionados and 60s devotees, with original copies of Creation becoming sought-after collectibles. Now, this legendary cult item is back in circulation on high-definition vinyl, mastered from the original analog tapes and featuring complete original cover art.


    1. Six Feet Down
    2. Earthless
    3. I Put a Spell on You
    4. Speed
    5. Bring It on Home
    6. Painted Woman
    7. Pale Dream
    8. Signed D.C.
    9. Forgot to Be Begot
    10. A Garden Where Nothing Grows
    11. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    The Druids Of Stonehenge
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    Front Porch Sessions

    Southern Indiana-bred singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life frontman of Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David "Honeyboy" Edwards.


    That passionate inspiration has made Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band America's foremost country blues outfit and fuels the Rev's new release, The Front Porch Sessions. Peyton's dazzling guitar mastery is equaled here by his knack for vivid, emotionally impactful songwriting, and his originals are matched in their authenticity by the deeply felt vintage blues tunes that he covers. The album showcases the Rev's irrepressible personality while echoing the enduring spirit of such acoustic blues icons as Charlie Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White and Furry Lewis, whose "When My Baby Left Me" receives a memorable reading.


    "It started as a literal whim on my part, but it turned into something really special," Reverend Peyton says of this new collection. "I wanted it to feel like you're on my front porch. You can almost hear the wood creaking."


    The Front Porch Sessions maintains a potent level of intensity throughout, from the upbeat optimism of the album-opener "We Deserve a Happy Ending" to the blunt slice-of-life rural reality of "One More Thing" to the rollicking, playful swagger of "Shakey Shirley," "One Bad Shoe" and "Cornbread and Butterbeans." Meanwhile, the instrumentals "It's All Night Long" and "Flying Squirrels" demonstrate the Rev's nimble, imaginative guitar work."


    I didn't have much planned when I went into the studio," the Reverend notes. "I went into the studio with some new songs and some old songs that I've always wanted to try. At first, I thought 'Well, maybe we'll make it a download or release a single.' But it took on a life of its own, and when it was all said and done, I was as proud of it as anything I've ever done. To me, it was a lesson in not overthinking things; I just went in and let my gut guide me."


    We recorded this album at a studio called Farm Fresh, which is right down the street from my house," he continues. "It's in the shade of the oldest poplar tree in Indiana, and there's a graveyard next to it and train tracks run across there. In fact, I think you can hear the train on one track on this record. The studio's in an old church, and the main sanctuary is the tracking room, so the haunting reverb that you hear is that room.


    "We used a lot of vintage gear in the recording. I love that organic sound, and I'm always chasing that in everything I do. I just like things that feel timeless. Feeling timeless to me is way more important than feeling old. When you try to make something sound old, you're trying too hard."


    That lifelong pursuit of musical authenticity was instilled in his musical consciousness while Peyton was growing up in rural Indiana, where his early love for blues, ragtime, folk, country and other traditional styles gave him a sense of direction that would soon manifest itself in his own music. He and the Big Damn Band won a large and loyal fan base, thanks to their tireless touring efforts and high-energy showmanship, along with such acclaimed albums as Big Damn Nation, The Gospel Album, The Whole Fam Damnily, The Wages, Between the Ditches, So Delicious and the Charlie Patton tribute disc Peyton on Patton.


    Despite his prior achievements, the Rev views The Front Porch Sessions as a personal creative milestone.


    "This record's very personal for me, because so much of it is just me," he says. "The Big Damn Band is on there, but it's mostly me. There's washboard only in a couple of songs, and the drum kit is a suitcase drum set that we put together in the studio. It's a snapshot of the week we spent in the studio, but it also represents a lifetime of me building up to it."


    The Front Porch Sessions has also spawned a series of audio-vÉritÉ companion videos, many of them shot on the Rev's actual front porch, that embody the album's intimacy and immediacy. "A lot of these songs started on the porch, and that's what the videos are," he says. "I'd be pickin' and go, 'I like the way this sounds, let me get my camera.'"


    Reverend Peyton has already begun to integrate The Front Porch Sessions' spare approach into the Big Damn Band's expansive live shows, which are renowned for their intensity and abandon.


    "In a lot of our shows in the past few years, we'll take a break and I'll come out and do a song or two by myself," he explains. "That brings things down and allows me to do some songs like this. We're definitely gonna be doing more of that, so there's definitely gonna be moments in the shows where you're gonna hear a lot of these songs. We may also do some Front Porch Sessions shows, and maybe present some of our other songs in a more stripped-down way. We did one earlier this year as kind of a test, and that worked really well.


    "Over the years, our shows have gotten more dynamic," he continues. "The ups are more up and the downs are more down. That's something that's important to me. If I go and see a show and someone's just standing there and staring at their feet and singing their songs, I feel insulted. That's not a performance. I want to know that you're living that song, not just regurgitating it. I don't think artists should seem like they're too cool for their audience."


    The Rev's dedication to delivering the goods on stage is reflected in his flamboyant performance persona. "The Rev is me," he states. "Sometimes that freaks people out, because the person who's on stage is exactly the way I am offstage. I don't know how to separate myself from my music, because it's so personal to me. My mom calls me Rev; it's been my nickname since I was a teenager. It was a name that was given to me by some friends, and it sort of stuck.


    "I'm one of those people who feels everything really hard, for better or worse," he continues. "If I'm angry, I'm really angry. If I'm sad, I'm really sad. If I'm happy, I'm really happy. So onstage, I tap into that. There are certain songs that I can't play on some nights, because they're just too sad. That may be the rantings of a crazy person, but it's the God's honest truth."


    With The Front Porch Sessions showcasing his expanded musical palette, Reverend Peyton is excited about bringing his new music to his fans.


    "I really think it's one of the best things I've ever done," he asserts. "I'm interested in making hand-made American music, and the goal is to be timeless."

    1. We Deserve a Happy Ending
    2. When My Baby Left Me
    3. Shakey Shirley
    4. What You Did to the Boy Ain't Right
    5. One Bad Shoe
    6. It's All Night Long
    7. One More Thing
    8. Flying Squirrels
    9. Let Your Light Shine
    10. When You Lose Your Money
    11. Cornbread and Butterbeans
    Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
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    Takes To The Hills (Pure Pleasure)

    The incomparable and profoundly influential pianist/singer-songwriter Mose Allison - who's inspired everyone from Georgie Fame, The Who and The Clash to Van Morrison and Pixies - developed his own unique, idiosyncratic style that melded an ironic sense of wit and humour with country-blues inflections and a bebop-esque vocabulary. Besides cool playing and his uniquely smoky singing, has great taste in material. Hey Good Lookin' fits right in with revisited versions of I Love the Life I Live, I Ain't Got Nobody and Baby Please Don't Go, complete with what the singer himself calls his distinctive 'involuntary groan' during the piano solo. Teo Macero's intimate production makes it feel like you're right there in the studio.



    Musicians:



    • Mose Allison (piano, vocals)

    • Addison Farmer, Henry Grimes, Aaron Bell (bass)

    • Jerry Segal (drums)

    • Paul Motian, Osie Johnson (drums)



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. V-8 Ford Blues
    2. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
    3. Baby, Please Don't Go
    4. Hey, Good Lookin'
    5. I Live The Life I Live
    6. I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)
    7. Back On The Corner
    8. Life Is Suicide
    9. 'Deed I Do
    10. Ask Me Nice
    11. You're A Sweetheart
    12. Mad With You
    Mose Allison
    $34.99
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