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Back To The Future Soundtrack'
Back To The Future Soundtrack (Picture Disc)Picture Disc
Soundtrack to the hit film "Back To The Future," reissued for the first time on a stunning picture disc composed of the iconic cover art image of Marty Mcfly stepping out of the DeLorean on the front and the digital calendar found on the delorian dashboard on the back. The album includes two tracks culled from Alan Silvestri's compositions for the film, two tracks from Huey Lewis and the News, and two songs played by the fictional band Marvin Berry and The Starlighters.1. The Power Of Love
2. Time Bomb Town
3. Back To The Future
4. Heaven Is One Step Away
5. Back In Time
6. Back To The Future Overture
7. The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)
8. Night Train
9. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine?)
10. Johnny B. Goode$35.99Picture Disc Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Terminator SoundtrackPressed On 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
The classic soundtrack to the film that started it all is now available! Following a young woman caught up in schemes beyond time and pursued by a murderous robot from the future, The Terminator is widely considered to be one of the greatest action films of all time as well as the launching point of Arnold Schwartzenegger's career as an indestructible force in Hollywood. Brad Fiedel's timeless score has been remastered from the original tapes for this release and sounds as crisp today as it did in 1984. From the electric beat of Tech Noir to the mechanical thundering of Los Angeles' blood-soaked streets, the music of The Terminator transports you back in time.1. Main Title
2. Terminator Arrival / Reese Chased / Sarah on Motorbike
3. Terminator Gets Guns / Search for Sarah
4. Reese Dreams of Future War
5. Sarah Watches News / Enters Tech Noir
6. Matt & Ginger Killed / Sarah Calls Detectives
7. Reese & Sarah in Garage
8. Arm & Eye Surgery
9. I'll Be Back / Police Station & Escape
10. Future Flashback
11. Fuck You Asshole
12. Love Scene
13. Tunnel Chase
14. Death By Fire / Terminator Gets Up
15. Factory Chase
16. End Credits: Final Suite
17. The Terminator Theme (extended version)$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Predator: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackPressed On Blood Red And "Predator Dreads" Blue Splatter Vinyl
Limited To 1000 Copies
Sound Taken From Intrada's 2012 Complete And Definitive Edition Of The Score
Alan Silvestri's masterful score to Predator has been one of the most sought-after action film soundtracks of all time, sparking no less than three limited-edition CD releases that all successively sold out in short order. And it's little wonder; fresh from back-to-back triumphs with Romancing the Stone and Back to the Future, Silvestri employs a full orchestra, occasional, deft electronic touches, and - most of all - bruising percussion to fashion a score every bit as muscular and hard-hitting as the film itself. Among the truly inspired touches are the eerie, descending strings as the Predator descends to earth, the propulsive military march that introduces the commando team, and the simple trumpet fanfare in He's My Friend that laments the loss of a fallen comrade. Yet, because the film came out in the late-80s during the premature death of vinyl, Predator has NEVER been released on LP till now.
Real Gone is proud to present Alan Silvestri's score to Predator in a double-LP set featuring newly commissioned, custom front cover art by Rafa Wechterowicz that captures the Predator in all its ugly mother******ness, with additional stills from the production decorating the gatefold package. The sound to our release is taken from Intrada's 2012 complete and definitive edition of the score, and it comes on blood red and "Predator Dreads" blue splatter vinyl limited to 1000 copies. Get it before it disappears into the jungle!LP 1
1. Fox Logo
2. Main Title
3. Something Else; Cut 'Em Down; Payback Time
4. The Truck
5. Jungle Trek
6. Girl's Escape
7. Blaine's Death
8. What Happened?
9. He's My Friend
10. We're Gonna Die
11. Building the Trap
12. The Waiting
1. Can You See Him?
2. Dillon's Death
3. Billy and Predator
4. Dutch Builds Trap
5. Predator's Injured
6. Hand to Hand Combat
7. Predator's Death
8. The Aftermath; The Pick-Up and End Credits$44.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ready Player One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Pre-Order)Release Date: July 13, 2018*
The hotly-anticipated soundtrack to "Ready Player One" - Steven Spielberg's science fiction action adventure, based on Ernest Cline's best-selling book of the same name is set for release on vinyl via Water Tower Music. It features a brand-new score by Grammy award-winning composer Alan Silvestri (The Avengers, Back to The Future Trilogy, Forrest Gump)
The film's director/producer Steven Spielberg says, "While all sorts of culturally iconic references populate Ready Player One, the score that Alan Silvestri composed is completely and intoxicatingly original. It's bound together by multiple themes that identify plot and character and is infused by such percussive adrenaline and soaring strings that Alan has made Ready Player One appear to fly. I think his score is fantastic."
Though "Ready Player One" marks their first collaboration on a film directed by Spielberg, Alan Silvestri has scored a number of films produced by the filmmaker, including the "Back to the Future" films. The composer says, "An invitation to travel arrived just about a year ago, not just to a place, but to a time. Actually, to a number of times-primarily the year 2045, along with a few stops in the 80s. A rather detailed map had been drawn by Ernest Cline and the Captain of the voyage, none other than Mr. Spielberg himself. What could one possibly do or say? Pencil in hand, one firmly fastens one's seatbelt, says 'Sir, Yes, Sir,' and prepares for the trip of a lifetime."
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. The Oasis
2. "Hello, I'm James Hallida"
3. "Why Can't We Go Backwards?"
4. An Orb Meeting
5. Real World Consequences
6. Sorrento Makes An Offer
7. Welcome To The Rebellion
8. High 5 Assembles
9. Orb of Osuvox
10. Sorrento Punked
11. Wade's Broadcast
12. Arty On The "Inside"
13. Looking For A Truck
14. She Never Left
15. Last Chance
16. "Get Me Out Of This"
17. "Hold On To Something"
18. "This Is Wrong"
19. "What Are You?"
20. "There's Something I Need To Do"
21. Ready Player One - Main Title
22. Ready Player One - End Credits$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs (Box Set)
Includes Five Studio Albums Pressed On Heavyweight 180-Gram Vinyl
Presented In A Box The Design Of Which Has Been Inspired By The Custom Suits Made For Guitarist Billy F Gibbons' By Hollywood's Jaime Castaneda AKA "Jaime The Tailor"
Features Audio Sourced From The Original Masters
Artwork Faithfully Reproduces The Original Releases
Shipping On Or Around 6/01/18
ZZ TOP is set to dish out a second heaping helping of analog goodness with the sequel to its previous vinyl set. On the menu this time around are the albums that made That Little Ol' Band From Texas global superstars during the 1980s. The collection includes five studio albums pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, presented in a box the design of which has been inspired by the custom suits made for guitarist Billy F Gibbons' by Hollywood's Jaime Castaneda a/k/a Jaime The Tailor.
CINCO: THE SECOND FIVE LPs is set for release via Warner Bros. Records. Each album features audio sourced from the original masters and boasts artwork that faithfully reproduces the original releases.
Between 1979 and 1990, Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard released five groundbreaking and earth-shaking albums including DegÜello, El Loco, Eliminator, Afterburner and Recycler.
The new collection picks up where the previous set left off, beginning with the band's 1979 release DegÜello. A certified-platinum success, it was the trio's fourth consecutive album to be certified gold or better. The record features several standout songs that remain fan favorites, like Cheap Sunglasses, I Thank You and I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide.
El Loco followed in 1981 and featured radio staples like Tube Snake Boogie and Pearl Necklace. Certified gold, the album also was a turning point for the band's sound, introducing cutting-edge contemporary technology into the mix for the first time. Electronica gets its due on ZZ TOP's eighth studio album Eliminator. It went on to become the best-selling record of the band's career so far. One of the few albums ever to have received Diamond Certification from the RIAA in recognition of album sales in excess of 10 million units -- in the U.S. alone. Songs like Legs, Sharp Dressed Man, Got Me Under Pressure and Give Me All Your Lovin' were all massive hits on radio and MTV.
The band's popularity continued to soar with the 1985 release of Afterburner. Certified five-times platinum in America, it includes hits like Rough Boy, Velcro Fly and Sleeping Bag. The final album featured in the new vinyl collection is Recycler. Released in 1990, it achieved platinum status on the strength of a trio of hit singles: Doubleback, (as heard on the soundtrack to the film Back To The Future III in which ZZ Top played a version of themselves from the past, Concrete And Steel and My Head's In Mississippi.
Featuring the following albums:
LP 1: DegÜello
- DegÜello (1979)
- El Loco (1981)
- Eliminator (1983)
- Afterburner (1985)
- Recycler (1990)
1. I Thank You
2. She Loves My Automobile
3. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
4. A Fool For Your Stockings
5. Manic Mechanic
6. Dust My Broom
7. Lowdown In The Street
8. Hi Fi Mama
9. Cheap Sunglasses
10. Esther Be The One
LP 2: El Loco
1. Tube Snake Boogie
2. I Wanna Drive You Home
3. Ten Foot Pole
5. Don't Tease Me
6. It's So Hard
7. Pearl Necklace
8. Groovy Little Hippie Pad
9. Heaven, Hell Or Houston
10. Party On The Patio
LP 3: Eliminator
1. Gimme All Your Lovin
2. Got Me Under Pressure
3. Sharp Dressed Man
4. I Need You Tonight
5. I Got The Six
8. TV Dinners
9. Dirty Dog
10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
11. Bad Girl
LP 4: Afterburner
1. Sleeping Bag
3. Woke Up With Wood
4. Rough Boy
5. Can't Stop Rockin'
6. Planet Of Women
7. I Got The Message
8. Velcro Fly
9. Dipping Low (In The Lap Of Luxury)
LP 5: Recycler
1. Concrete And Steel
3. Penthouse Eyes
4. Tell It
5. My Head's In Mississippi
6. Decision Or Collision
7. Give It Up
8. 2000 Blues
9. Burger Man
10. Doubleback$114.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
- DegÜello (1979)
ADAD-EPI-0217xMotion City Soundtrack
GoMotion City Soundtrack have built their fanbase one fan at a time, through breakout tours with All American Rejects and Fallout Boy, on the 2006 Warped Tour and mtvU's Campus Invasion, and at festivals like Bamboozle and Lollapalooza. They have appeared on Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel, earned glowing press from Rolling Stone to Entertainment Weekly, and received solid support at MTV, FUSE, and MTV2.
Now Motion City Soundtrack are in the midst of a career renaissance as they return to their longtime label Epitaph to release Go, the most mature and developed album of their 14year career. Continuing a dichotomy between upbeat music and darker lyricism that stretches back to their breakout single "The Future Freaks Me Out," Go sees the band both maturing lyrically and musically while reinvigorating the signature melodic, keyboarddriven sound that their longtime fans love.
Despite the fullcircle musical evolution they've undergone with Go, the band members agree that in some ways they feel like the same way they did when Motion City Soundtrack was starting to make their mark in the early 2000s.1. Circuits And Wires
2. True Romance
3. Son Of A Gun
5. Everyone Will Die
6. The Coma Kid
8. The Worst Is Yet To Come
9. Bad Idea
10. Happy Anniversary
11. Floating Down The River$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Celestial Electric (Discontinued)The L.A. to London, transatlantic musical collaboration between AM and Shawn Lee was conceived after AM heard Lees Music And Rhythm album on the radio in Los Angeles and reached out to him via email. The two became quick friends sharing a love for vintage grooves and 60's and 70's soundtrack music, deciding to embark on making an album 21st century style.
With AM in Los Angeles and Shawn Lee in London the two began bouncing tracks back and fourth resulting in Celestial Electric; a musical match made in cyberspace propelling the duo into their best work yet. AMs honeyed vocals ride a driving percussion section straight into walls of shimmering guitars and glassy keyboards pulling elements as disparate as Gary Numan, Jorge Ben and Ariel Pink into perfect future pop.1. City Boy
2. Lonely Life
3. Cant Figure It Out
4. Dark Into Light
5. Different Forces
6. Jackie Blue
7. Somebody Like You
8. Promises Are Never Far From Lies
9. Down The Line
10. The Signal
11. Winter Sun
12. Callahan$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OutsidersBack in March Jesse Malin returned with his first album in five years, New York Before the War, a hymn to everything Malin believes in most: respecting your roots, grabbing the future by its throat, and creating a soundtrack for a life filled with meaning.
'Outsiders' meanwhile, recorded concurrently to that record is an altogether different beast.
And Jesse is no slouch when it comes to writing either - that album's 13 tracks were pared down from close to forty songs and post release it was apparent that there was a great deal of quality material left over. More significantly than that, Malin realized that the songs were thematically similar - "Outsiders is a record built out of optimism and disgust," says Jesse.
"It's autobiographical to the point where I even visit my own funeral! (laughs). I had recently cut ties with a lot of people and was really in my own dark bubble while we were recording it. We all made a deal to stay off the phone and the net during the making of this record, and it felt good to just live in the moment - we just let it roll."1. Outsiders
2. Whitestone City Limits
3. San Francisco
4. Here's The Situation
5. Edward Hopper
6. Stay Free
7. Society Sally
8. The Hustlers
9. All Best Are off
10. In The Summer
11. You Know It's Dark When Atheists Start to Pray$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Head AlternateCelebrate The Monkees 1968 Counter Culture Classic! Alternatively!!!
First Time Vinyl Rare Mixes, Rare Stereo Versions & Alternate Tracks
Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Translucent Gold Vinyl
Presented In A First Time Stunning Gold Foil Cover (Front & Back) & Full Color Back Cover With Alternate Photo Of Band
Mastered Impeccably From The Colgems Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
1968 was an interesting year for The Monkees. Aside from releasing more hit singles & another smash Lp with The Birds The Bees & The Monkees, future superstar and upcoming filmmaker Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson & The Monkees were developing the concept for a psychedelic film about this successful rock band who were trying to escape from their manufactured image. Albeit an underlying glimpse of reality, the movie wound up being a swan song for the original line-up of the band until 1996's Justus. As the Head movie was underrated at the time, it has since gone on to become ranked as one of the finest films in the rock genre.
The original soundtrack of Head by The Monkees has a history itself as being one of their strongest albums with stellar material ranging from The Monkees' Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, plus more great tracks from Harry Nilsson and Carole King with musical help from friends like Carole King, Stephen Stills and Dewey Martin from Buffalo Springfield.
A hit single emerged with Porpoise Song featuring the powerful lead vocal of Micky Dolenz, as the rest of the album is interwoven with keen Monkees dialog and skits that were in the original film, plus the stellar score by Ken Thorne.
In honor of The Monkees, Friday Music is once again pleased to continue the celebration of the Monkees Golden Anniversary with The Monkees Head Alternate. This first-time vinyl album features first-time vinyl versions of Porpoise Song, rarities like Can You Dig It with Peter Tork's vocal, Daddy's Song remixed with the long sought after Davy Jones' slow verse, and the rare stereo mix of Circle Sky.
Produced by The Monkees in 1968, this stunning new version is now impeccably mastered by Monkees fan and friend Joe Reagoso and pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl.
For the very limited Golden Anniversary edition, the LP cover will be manufactured with a stunning gold foil front and back, featuring a rare alternate color photo of the band on the back cover.
Simply one of the finest rock soundtracks of all time!1. Head Promo "Coming Soon"
2. Porpoise Song (Alternate Stereo Mix) (Theme From "Head")
3. Ditty Diego - War Chant (Alternate Stereo Mix)
4. Circle Sky (Alternate Stereo Mix)
6. Can You Dig It (Peter's Vocal-Stereo Rough Mix)
9. As We Go Along (Alternate Stereo Mix)
11. Daddy's Song (Remix With Slow Verse)
13. Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again (Rough Mix Acetate)
14. Swami - Plus Strings (Alternate Stereo Mix)$33.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
MaydayHe's the techno punk, the unboxable nomad: Berlin DJ and producer BOYS NOIZE will release his 4th solo album MAYDAY via Boysnoize Records. The third track off the new album, "Starchild", features Channy Leaneagh of Poliça, and has been chosen as the world record by Zane Lowe on his BEATS 1 show.
Alex Ridha, better known as BOYS NOIZE, made his DJ debut at the age of 15, taking a teenager´s love of house and techno to a global scale. Accolades have been bestowed by Rolling Stone, who named him one of the "Top 10 DJ's Who Rule The World" and Beatport, who elected him "Best Electronic Act" 3 years in a row. He´s rocked the world's biggest stages, lit up Coachella three times, took Lollapalooza by storm, and headlined festivals and clubs on every continent - from Berlin techno temple Berghain to Fuji Rock in Japan to Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires Festival in the woods of Wisconsin.
As an artist and producer, Ridha has created a sound and a vision that's peerless, uncompromising, and enduring - respected in the scene, banging from underground to mainstream, it flies in the face of convention at every turn. He's remixed Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, David Lynch, Feist and Nine Inch Nails, collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Erol Alkan, and Jarvis Cocker, worked on Mark Ronson's "Uptown Special" and most recently on the soundtrack for upcoming Oliver Stone's Snowden, and released group projects with genius pianist Chilly Gonzales (Octave Minds), Skrillex (Dog Blood), and Mr. Oizo (Handbraekes). The list of names alone speak volumes about Ridha's multifaceted approach.
Now BOYS NOIZE is back with MAYDAY, his most dynamic album to date. Infectiously energetic, fusing the energy and spirit of punk with the raw power of modern techno and the early days of rave, MAYDAY exists as a new expression entirely, transporting the innocence of a bygone era into the here and now without ever sounding anachronistic or nostalgic. Collaborations with POLIÇA, HUDSON MOHAWKE, BENGA, REMY BANKS, SPANK ROCK, and some special secret guests (the liner notes are worth a read) broaden the range further than ever. "I always try to challenge myself as a producer and a musician," says Ridha. "Keeping the purity of electronic music but taking it somewhere new is the most difficult, and most motivating. MAYDAY is me taking the music I love to the future, no matter how uncertain the future seems."
MAYDAY speaks for a generation that no longer gives a damn about boundaries. Walls are for breaking down. MAYDAY's for tearing them to shreds.LP 1
4. Euphoria (feat. Remy Banks)
5. Rock The Bells
6. 2 Live
1. Would You Listen
2. Starchild (POLICA)
4. Los Ninos
6. Birthday (feat. Hudson Mohawke & Spank Rock)$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-TEM-5118xLilacs And Champagne
Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made FleshInstrumental psychedelic hip-hop hybrid Lilacs &
Champagne spent their first two albums shining a light
on the darkest corners of vintage European cinematic
oddities. Their eponymous debut album and the
follow-up, Danish & Blue, were warped, psychedelic
takes on damaged funk and b-movie film scores. With
their palette now thoroughly smeared, coconspirators
Emil Amos and Alex Hall are flirting with the makings of a
masterpiece in Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh.
From the mournful opening breaths of "Roses & Kisses"
- a new career high point for the band - it's obvious they
are charting a dynamic new course that simultaneously
pays tribute to and explodes the legendary beatmakers
that came before. Midnight Features Vol. 2 skins
traditional hip-hop to its bones, then builds it back up with
the flesh of Eastern European private press psych
records, obscure film soundtracks, indistinguishable radio
broadcasts, library tapes, and who knows what else from
who knows where else.
The most remarkable feat of Midnight Features Vol. 2 is
not the impressive array of sound sources, but how Lilacs
have managed to orchestrate so many seemingly
disparate genres into one cohesive future music. They
execute sudden changes in mood and tone with uncanny
dexterity and grace. They've clearly found their groove,
and they're just starting to dig in.1. Roses & Kisses
2. Made Flesh
3. Longjohn's Lust
4. All The Room
5. Case Closed!
6. Playin' With Paul
8. Midnight Creeper II
9. Dreaded Stranger
10. Euro Blow
11. Burning Sensation
12. Wringing Hands
13. On Hold$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Santa Rosa FangsSanta Rosa Fangs is a stirring, stunning, and cinematic look and listen into the sometimes autobiographical, sometimes fictional journey of the venerable California musician Matt Costa through the tangled groves and grapevines of his home state.
Throughout the album's twelve songs, Costa illuminates what he has learned and how he has grown in the past 15 years of his career. His music has taken him around the world, allowing him to work with diverse, respected artists and to connect with people everywhere-from his albums released on Brushfire Records to recording with Belle and Sebastian in Glasgow, to penning film scores and releasing a variety of genre-bending EP's, and to finally coming home to Los Angeles's Dangerbird Records for his first new proper full-length release in nearly five years. A rebirth in a sense, through his keen pop sensibility, studious songwriting, technical mastery, and a modern-meets-vintage sound bursting with bite, Costa has recorded the album of his career, one sure to reach new shores and sailors alike.
"In the past 15 years of my career, I feel I've continually been breaking through, speaking out, and reaching different people," Costa says. "If one of my songs connects now to someone who didn't connect before, then we have a dialogue together. That's the point of music, to have that dialogue and tell a story, and to entertain with a sound that has depth."
He began the recording of Santa Rosa Fangs over a year and a half ago, though some songs here predate that mark. Over the past few years, Costa had challenged himself to explore new terrain, from the acoustic-fingerpicking/lo-fi garage/experimental sounds of 2015's EP's to the acid-washed and reverb-laden soundtrack to the film Orange Sunshine to another complete album that never saw the light of day. Realizing he sought a collection of dyed-in-the-wool songs rather than sonic experiments, in July of 2017 he and producers Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks) entered a studio to begin work.
"There's a difference when I sit down to write sonic textures and when I sit with a guitar or piano and write a song," he says. "These new songs went back to a traditional sense, and when stripped back to their purest form, they still work. They tell a story, the melodies aren't leaning on anything, and they make instrumentation around them come to life in a new way, but their core is strong. My goal for the EP's was to develop conceptual ideas, making each one in a short period and with their own concepts; Orange Sunshine was a bigger exercise in that. Now, this record is all of those things I was exercising come into their own. It's more of a visualized record that takes you into the world of the Santa Rosa fangs."
The tale of Santa Rosa Fangs centers around a young woman named Sharon, her two brothers Ritchie and Tony, and their story of love, loss, and coming of age in a timeless yet contemporary California. It is replete with long distance love affairs and nostalgic romances woven through the loom of tragedy and time. Interestingly, rather than setting out to create a specific narrative, Costa began noticing a theme in the new songs as he wrote them: an unconscious embodiment of the surroundings in which he himself had grown up. According to Costa, the titular teeth refer to that inescapable feeling of a romantic, tragic, and eternal bite that certain places and events will always hold on us.
"I've interwoven my own stories into a fictional idea of what 'Santa Rosa Fangs' is, from my own time spent living in Northern and Southern California and years driving up and down the coast, seeing the landscape and where life can pull you within one state," Costa says. "It is all these things-the 'bite that is eternal, the smile in the neon'-and it has fangs. They stick with you: the romantic, the tragic, all that. It's the characters' story and my story, too, contemporary but still tortured by the past. It's a window into a time period but spoken as if it's the present. The beauty of love and loss doesn't have a date on it; it's timeless."
The album follows the siblings as they search for love and meaning in their lives, which are ultimately cut short by the passing of both brothers in unrelated accidents. Sharon, left battling with her own mortality and forced to see through a shattered lens, becomes the story's grieving, guarded hero and, as Costa says, is "a little bit me, and a little bit everyone." Similarly, the origin of the characters has one foot in reality and one in the ether. The song "Ritchie" is based on a true family saga, as two of Costa's cousins were twin brothers who died within a year of each other in motorcycle and car accidents in the early 1980s. Likewise, "Phosphorescent Letter" is the story of a local friend's daughter who endured a long-distance, online relationship with a boyfriend in Australia; in that dramatic situation Costa saw a through-line for Sharon's tale. "Because she is so tortured by loss she's afraid of love, so she sets herself up for a distant relationship, illuminated on her phone," he says. "It's a real-love thing that happens frequently these days."
Other concrete inspirations found their way into Santa Rosa Fangs as well. Costa imagined his creations in a setting similar to that of a Jim Jarmusch film, with dramatic events unfolding around them as they attempt to go about their daily lives as earnestly as possible. He also cites Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska as an influence for its songs and characters as well as its moments of sparseness. Like that iconic record, the cover of Santa Rosa Fangs is a stark black-and-white photograph tinged with deep red text, featuring three youths running along a freeway overpass. It's not clear whether the trio-Costa's real-life Orange County neighbors-are sprinting for joy or to escape some unknown entity; Costa hints that to him they are running away from the grabbing hands of time. "The song 'Time Tricks' is about that, too: it's inevitable and coming for you."
Costa also found inspiration in working with Bauer and Stumpf, whom he had previously admired from a distance and whose music resumes he respects greatly. "I really connected with Pete and Nick and took their lead on several ideas," he says. "That's why you partner with someone-you want their input. I shaped things a little differently by listening through their ears than I would have otherwise." Costa cites "Real Love," an upbeat, heavy tune written in 5/4 time, as such a moment of collaboration. Originally intended as an acoustic song, he was encouraged by his producers to approach it from a fresh direction. "I had done that sort of thing before, a Nick Drake, fingerpicking type thing," he says. "Pete and Nick inspired me to take it to a new place. To write a driving rock song in 5/4 is a real challenge, but I had the basis in my pattern and we all drove it home with a really strong beat. On my own I might have stuck with a simpler take, but it felt good to tackle some new ground."
In another circumstance, Costa again came up with two variations of the same song, but rather than being forced to choose between the two, he simply used both. As a result, "I Remember It Well" bookends the album, first as a rollicking, piano-driven number that sets the record's tone and pace, and second as a sparser, quiet version to end it. The latter was the initial version and was also the first song written for the album some four years ago. "That song is both the entrance and exit to this world, and also shows the process of how you can take a song, do it two ways, and both can be impactful and give you different feelings."
No matter how his process or approach may change-in the present moment or in any era of coming-of-age throughout his decade-and-a-half-long career-Costa recognizes that one unique thing in his work will always stay the same: his perspective. "Essentially, what it comes down to is this: I sit down with a guitar, and these are songs," he says. "I've worked hard to understand how to produce them in certain ways. You can try to dress up a song and put a different sound to it, but if the song isn't that kind of song then it's not going to work. I've had to exercise both of those qualities equally-to know how to develop these sounds sonically, and then when I know sonically where I want it to go, I have to write to that. I guess that knowledge comes with 15 years of songwriting experience. I couldn't have made this record any other time than now."
For Matt Costa, the world of Santa Rosa Fangs is the past, present, and future of his life all rolled up into one long stretch of sunlit California coastline.1. I Remember It Well
4. Pacific Grove
5. Santa Rosa Fangs
6. Time Tricks
7. Coming Around
9. Phosphorescent Letter
10. Windy Smile
11. Real Love
12. I Remember It Well #2$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory (Awaiting Repress)40TH ANNIVERSARY OF TRAFFIC'S SHOOT OUT AT THE FANTASY FACTORY!!!
Mastered impeccably 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 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 1973, the legendary founding members Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and percussionist Rebop Kwaku
Baah went back to the recording studio after releasing their 1971 smash The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (FRM-9180)
and continued their winning streak with their groundbreaking prog masterpiece Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of these English superstars. Whether
standout tracks from the pens of Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi like their rockin' opener Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
or the prog-rock jam classics Roll Right Stones and (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired, or Chris Wood's stunning Tragic Magic,
the Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory 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, hard rocking guitar and vocals of the legendary Steve Winwood, the explosive
sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late Jim Capaldi, the percussion beat from
the late Rebop Kwaku Baah, and help from Memphis session greats Roger Hawkins and David Hood, the Shoot Out at the
Fantasy Factory album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career. No matter what track is
your favorite, it's all about Traffic, classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.
It is now with much anticipation and honor to continue the Traffic/ Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with
our fifth installment with their monumental rock classic Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray,
Traffic's Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory album is truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year.
To make this an even more enjoyable 40th Anniversary limited edition happening, for a very short time, we are also
including the very rare die-cut cover to go along with this first time 180 Gram Audiophile release!
Look to the Friday Music label for more Traffic masterpieces on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl in the very near future.
Welcome back Traffic with their amazing top five masterpiece Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory on pristine 180 Gram
Audiophile Vinyl a true rock classic only from your friends at Friday Music.Side One
1. Shoot Out at the Fantasy
2. Roll Right Stones
1. Evening Blue
2. Tragic Magic
3. (Sometimes I Feel So)
Uninspired$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Among The Ghosts (Pre-Order)Release Date: August 3, 2018*
Lucero's ninth studio album, Among the Ghosts, is their first for noted Nashville indie label Thirty Tigers. It was recorded and co-produced with Grammy-winning engineer/producer and Memphis native Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Drive by Truckers) at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Service, the studio built by the legendary producer after outgrowing his Memphis Recording Service/Sun Studio.
Recorded primarily live as a five-piece, Among the Ghosts eschews the Stax-inspired horns and Jerry Lee Lewis-style boogie piano featured on some of the band's past recordings for a streamlined rock & roll sound that pays homage to their seminal influences as it seeks to push that legacy into the future. For a band who carried the torch of the alt-country movement back in the 90's and helped pave the way for what is now called Americana, Lucero have re-discovered what inspired them in the first place. The sound is more their own and at the same time not exactly like anything they've done before. This is a band settling into their craft. The 10-song disc's title is both a tribute to the spirits which roam the streets of their fabled city, as well as the hard road the determinedly independent band set out on 20 years ago. The band played around 200 shows per year for many of those 20 years.
With a nod to his younger brother Jeff Nichols, an acclaimed filmmaker whose movies include Loving, Mud, Take Shelter, Midnight Special, and Shotgun Stories; Nichols has written songs that are cinematic short stories, steeped in Southern gothic lore. There are nods to regional authors like Flannery O'Connor and Faulkner, as well as newer writers like Larry Brown (Big Bad Love, Fay), Ron Rash (The Cove, The World Made Straight), and William Gay (The Long Home).
As the first album he's written since his marriage and the birth of his now two-year-old daughter Izzy, Nichols approached the task as a narrator rather than in first person. It's a dark palette that includes tales of a haunting ("Among the Ghosts"), a drowning ("Bottom of the Sea), a reckoning with the devil ("Everything has Changed"), a divorce ("Always Been You"), and a shoot out ("Cover Me"). And that's just Side A. Side B is a letter from a battlefield ("To My Dearest Wife"), a crime ("Long Way Back Home"), a straight-out rocker ("For the Lonely Ones") and even a spooky spoken-word cameo from actor Michael Shannon, who has appeared in every one of Nichols' brother's films. The song's title "Back to the Night" references a line from Nick Tosches' Jerry Lee Lewis biography, Hellfire. In addition, there's a song Nichols wrote for his brother's movie Loving, which appeared in the film and on the soundtrack, re- recorded for Among the Ghosts with the whole band.
"You could also say there's a rescue, a getaway, a survival story and a middle finger to Satan himself," laughs Nichols. "It's all in your perspective."
Several songs juxtapose going off to battle with a rock & roll band's endless touring, shifting time periods like the spirits which haunt the album, the happiness of domestic bliss undercut with fears of loss and the specter of mortality. Among the Ghosts simultaneously reprises the past and looks to the future, while being firmly anchored in the present.
Musically, the band highlights range from co-founding member Brian Venable's Dire Straits-meets-War on Drugs guitar pyrotechnics in "Bottom of the Sea" and "Cover Me" to the Springsteen vibe of "For the Lonely Ones," Rick Steff's skeletal piano lines on "Always Been You," John C's bass lines in "Everything Has Changed" and "Long Way Back Home," and drummer Roy Berry's dynamic shifts from the powerful and brutal title track "Among the Ghosts" to the marching drive of "To My Dearest Wife" and the subtlety of "Loving." Throughout, Nichols' bourbon-soaked growl has become even more distinctive and commanding.
Among the Ghosts offers a timeless perspective on Lucero's distinctive sound. The lyrics could've been written 200 years ago or yesterday. Representing a new South compared to the one that's been mythologized, Lucero have formulated their own ideas and culture which, in some cases, contradicts what came before them (no Confederate flags), but also updates and reconsiders those traditions in a new light.
"I think we've tried to remake this place that we love and cherish in our own fashion. We are very proud of where we are from and we've spent the last 20 years trying to bring a bit of our version of home to the rest of the world It may have taken 20 years, but everything has fallen in place right where it needs to be," acknowledges Nichols. "There were some dark days in those middle years, but we've learned how to do this and survive. We still write heartbreak songs, but now, with a family at home, it's a whole new kind of heartbreak."
Among the Ghosts lays out that new territory with alacrity, as Lucero shines their Morning Star, burning just as brightly, if not more so, 20 years later. As one of the album's song titles so aptly puts it, "Everything Has Changed," but one thing hasn't Lucero's music remains more vital than ever.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. Among the Ghosts
2. Bottom of the Sea
3. Everything Has Changed
4. Always Been You
5. Cover Me
6. To My Dearest Wife
7. Long Way Back Home
9. Back to the Night
10. For the Lonely Ones$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Batdance (Single)12 Maxi-Single Reissue
Featuring Batdance And 200 Balloons
Batdance was written for the 1989 Batman soundtrack. Helped by the film's popularity, the song reached number one in the US, becoming Prince's fourth American number-one single, and his first to achieve the feat of topping all 3 American charts since Kiss in 1986.
Batdance was a last-minute replacement for a brooding track titled Dance with the Devil, which Prince felt was too dark. It is almost two songs in one-a chaotic, mechanical dance beat that changes gears into a slinky, funky groove before changing back for the song's conclusion (except on the single version in which it eliminates the guitar solo before the middle section, then goes straight to the mechanical Joker laughter from the end of the movie and an earlier movie soundbyte of Michael Keaton saying Stop). The track is an amalgam of many musical ideas of Prince's at the time. Elements from at least seven songs (some unreleased) were incorporated into Batdance: 200 Balloons, We Got the Power, House in Order, Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic (later released on the album Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic), The Future, and Electric Chair. Some of these were mere snippets, and other segments showed up only in remixes of the track. The song was also loaded with dialog samples from the film.
The B-side to the Batdance is 200 Balloons, which was recorded for the film and serves as the musical blueprint for the main portion of Batdance. The song was rejected for the film by Tim Burton and replaced with Trust. The lyrics of 200 Balloons reference the scene which it was created for to a greater degree than the replacement track, which is only connected to the scene by the Joker asking Who do you trust? after the song ends. Prince did little more than replace the lyrics of 200 Balloons in its transition into Batdance. Only musical portions survived the transition, but full lyrics showed up in The Batmix(turn your head to the east, I be coming from the west). 200 Balloons also contains samples of House in Order and Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic; the latter was another song submitted for inclusion in the movie, but rejected (it was replaced by Partyman).1. Batdance (The Batmix)
2. Batdance (The Vicki Vale Mix)
3. 200 Balloons$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
Let Them Fall In LoveThe best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. It'd be easy to look back and rest on such illustrious laurels, but Winans has always had her eyes fixed firmly on the future, so it should come as little surprise that she jumped at the opportunity when her son, Alvin Love III, proposed she record the generation-bridging new album 'Let Them Fall In Love.' Her first in nearly a decade, the record finds Winans returning to the studio with gusto, working for roughly three years to craft her most confident, adventurous collection yet.
Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career. Her mantel today holds a staggering 10 GRAMMY Awards, 20 Dove Awards, and 7 Stellar Awards. She's been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She's sold in excess of 5 million albums in the US, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like "Count On Me," her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum 'Waiting To Exhale' soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts. She touched millions more with inspirational performances everywhere from Oprah to The White House, and even showed off her acting chops on television series like '7th Heaven' and 'Doc.'
While collaborating with family is nothing new for Winans, the recording sessions for 'Let Them Fall In Love" found the Detroit native working for the very first time with her son in the producer's chair.
"Alvin shared with me a vision that he had of a record that was bold and a little different than anything I'd ever done before," remembers Winans. "When I heard the songs he'd been writing, I got so excited. He has great ears and great style and a unique way of writing and thinking things through. It made it extra special that two generations of family were able to come together on this record."
Bringing together generations is Winans' specialty, and she drew inspiration for the album from her extensive work with the young men and women who attend the church she and her husband founded in Nashville.
"It's really important to me to share where I've been and to encourage young people to understand that they can go even further," reflects Winans. "I wanted to make an album that ties us together, something that young people would be able to learn from and be inspired by."
Written primarily by Alvin and co-produced by Alvin along with Winans' long-time collaborator Tommy Sims (Garth Brooks, Michael McDonald, Bonnie Raitt), 'Let Them Fall In Love' was mixed by Dae Bennett (Tony Bennett, Amy Whinehouse, Olivia Newton John) and Jimmy Douglass (Pharrell Williams, Micheal Buble). The album, recorded both in Nashville and New York City, finds Winans more confident than ever before, merging eras and genres in a glorious blend of past and present that simultaneously recalls the heyday of Motown and still sounds undeniably modern. Big band horns meet strings from the Nashville String Machine as Winans' soaring voice hits new heights, fueled in part by the encouragement and motivation of her son.
"Alvin was hard on me in the studio," remembers Winans. "He'd really work me during the songs, and I knew that was a good thing because it meant he was pressing me to get the best performances possible. Now I listen back and I know he was right. It was so important to get the right interpretation of each song."
Winans is able to inhabit each song on the record so fully in part because she's lived their stories. She describes album opener "He's Never Failed Me Yet" as "my personal testimony," "Run To Him" as her frequent act of refuge, and "Marvelous" as a musical embodiment of the black church. On "Hey Devil!," she's joined by fellow gospel powerhouses The Clark Sisters for a playful rebuke of temptation, while "Peace From God" is a prayer for light in an increasingly dark world, and "Lowly" is a lesson about pride and humility aimed at the young men who might need it most. Winans' eclectic ability shines through on the pedal steel country waltz of "Why Me," a song she discovered when she was invited to perform it live with its writer, Kris Kristofferson.
"I ended up getting sick and I couldn't perform it with him at the show, but my son heard it and knew it would be perfect for the album," explains Winans. "It's so different for me in this whole new field of country music, but it spoke to my heart and I felt like it was written just for me."
On the album's other cover, "Dancing in The Spirit," Winans is joined by Hezekiah Walker and his choir for a jubilant celebration, while "Never Have To Be Alone" finds her taking a far more somber approach, singing to the young members of her congregation. It's the album's closer and title track, though, that seems to light Winans up more than any other.
"That was the first song for this album and I knew right away that I wanted the record to be named 'Let Them Fall In Love,'" she explains. "I told my son that it had to be the heartbeat of the album. There's a lot of different styles and a lot of strong messages on there, but all of them are to bring us to this point. It's why I came back and recorded another album, to express my heart and my desire that people young and old can listen and fall in love with the higher power, fall in love with love, and fall in love with faith and joy and peace."1. He's Never Failed Me Yet
2. Run To Him
3. Hey Devil! (feat. The Clark Sisters)
4. Peace From God
5. Why Me
7. Never Have To Be Alone
8. Dancing In The Spirit (feat. Hezekiah Walker's Love Fellowship Choir)
10. Let Them Fall In Love$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now