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  • The Natural World The Natural World Quick View

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    The Natural World

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    Land Lines is an impossible decade, some gap in history where the tines of early electric pianos shimmer in echo chambers, baroque cellos thrum minor chords, and modern percussive rhythms build with surgical precision. All culminating in sparing, angular pop melodies that find new creative spaces in an otherwise overpopulated musical landscape. 'Land Lines' arose from the ashes of Matson Jones, when Martina Grbac, Anna Mascorella, and Ross Harada regrouped and began crafting new songs. After releasing their self-titled LP on Denver's Cash Cow Records, Anna left the group to attend graduate school; James Han, who had been recording and touring with Nathaniel Rateli and Gregory Alan Isakov, joined and helped shape the new sonic direction of the band. In early 2014, Land Lines recruited Xandy Whitesel to record/mix and TW Walsh (Suan Stevens, The Shins, David Bazan) to master a second LP, 'The Natural World.' With sultry songs that saunter, thrust, and linger, 'The Natural World' is a treasure trove of heart breaking songs of love, loss, and human nature and ushers in the next era of Land Lines's sonic exploration.

    1. Rivers + Streams
    2. Etiquette
    3. Limb From Limb
    4. Logic
    5. Help
    6. Plans
    7. Division
    8. Matter
    9. Will + Worry
    Land Lines
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  • Archiv Produktion: Classical Recordings 1956-1982 Archiv Produktion: Classical Recordings 1956-1982 Quick View

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    Archiv Produktion: Classical Recordings 1956-1982

    Numbered, Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    5 LP Box Set


    Original LP Front And Back Covers


    16-Page Leaflet, With Introduction On Archiv, And Facsimiles Of The Inner Pages Of The Original Archiv Gatefold LPs


    Archiv Produktion: Classical Recordings 1956-1982 features:



    • Helmut Walcha playing famous Bach organ works one of Archivs first stereo recordings

    • Karl Richter early recordings of two joyous Bach cantatas, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV 51 and the wedding cantata Weichet nur, betrÜbte Schatten BWV 202

    • Nikolaus Harnoncourts Court Music by Muffat and Biber with Concentus Musicus Wien one of only two recordings he made on Archiv

    • Reinhard Goebel and Music Antiqua Kolns classic French Baroque programme, Le Parnasse Francais

    • Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert with Handel Concerti Grossi op. 6 nos. 9 12: an LP to die for, with the clarity and airiness of its recording, and the rhythm and feeling of its performances

    LP 1
    1. Toccata - Helmut Walcha
    2. Fugue - Helmut Walcha
    3. 1. Vivace - Helmut Walcha
    4. 2. Lento - Helmut Walcha
    5. 3. Allegro - Helmut Walchav
    6. 1. Prelude - Helmut Walcha
    7. 2. Fugue - Helmut Walcha
    8. 1. (Allegro Moderato) - Helmut Walcha
    9. 2. Adagio - Helmut Walcha
    10. 3. Allegro - Helmut Walchav


    LP 2
    1. Aria: Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    2. Recitativo: Wir Beten Zu Dem Tempel An - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    3. Aria: Höchster, Höchster Mache Deine GÜte Ferner Alle Morgen Neu - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    4. Chorale: Sei Lob Und Preis Mit Ehren - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    5. 1. Adagio: Weichet Nur, BetrÜbte Schatten - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter, Hedwig Bilgramv
    6. 2. Recit: Die Welt Wird Wieder Neu - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    7. 3. Aria: Phöbus Eilt Mit Schnellen Pferden - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    8. 4. Recit: D'rum Sucht Auch Amor Sein VergnÜgen - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    9. 5. Aria: Wenn Die FrÜhlingslÜfte Streichen - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    10. 6. Recit: Und Dieses Ist Das GlÜcke - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter, Hedwig Bilgram
    11. 7. Aria: Sich Üben Im Lieben - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    12. 8. Recit: So Sei Das Band Der Keuschen Liebe - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    13. 9. Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter


    LP 3
    1. Ouverture - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    2. Les Courtisans - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    3. Rondeau - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    4. Les Gendarmes - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    5. Les Bossus - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    6. Gavotte - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    7. Sarabande Pour Le GÉnie de L'amitiÉ - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    8. Gigue - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    9. Menuet - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    10. 1. Sonata. Grave - Allegro - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    11. 2. Ballo. Allegro - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    12. 3. Grave - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    13. 4. Aria - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    14. 5. Giga - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    15. Sonata (Adagio-Presto) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    16. Die Pauern Kirchfahrt - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    17. Aria - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    18. 1. (Allegro Non Troppo) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    19. 2. (Poco Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    20. 3. (Adagio) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    21. 4. (Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    22. 5. (Adagio) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    23. 6. (Poco Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    24. 7. (Adagio) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    25. 8. (Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    26. 9. (Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    27. 1. Allegro - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    28. 2. (Presto) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    29. 3. Presto - Adagio - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    30. Sonata - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    31. Die Liderliche Gesellschaft Von Allerley Humor - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    32. Presto - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    33. Der Mars - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    34. Presto - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    35. Aria - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    36. Die Schlacht - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    37. Lamento Der Verwundten Musquetirer (Adagio) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt


    LP 4
    1. La Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève Du Mont de Paris - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    2. 1. Lentement / Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    3. 2. Vive / MarquÉ / Gay - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    4. 3. Lentement / Doux / RÉcit / Grave - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    5. 4. Doux / RÉcit / Vivement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    6. 5. Lentement / Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    7. 1. Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    8. 2. Gayment - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    9. 3. Air (Tendrement) - Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    10. 4. LÉgèrement - Vivement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    11. 1. Un Peu Grave - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    12. 2. LÉgèrement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    13. 3. Un Peu Gay - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    14. 4. Sarabande - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    15. 5. TRÈS Vivement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    16. 6. Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    17. 7. Gigue - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel


    LP 5
    1. Largo - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    2. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    3. Larghetto - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    4. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    5. Menuet - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    6. Gigue - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    7. 1. Ouverture - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    8. 2. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    9. 3. Air (Lento) - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    10. 4. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    11. 5. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    12. 1. Andante Larghetto, E Staccato - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    13. 2. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    14. 3. Largo, E Staccato - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    15. 4. Andante - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    16. 5. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    17. 1. Largo - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    18. 2. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    19. 3. Larghetto, E Piano - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    20. 4. Largo - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    21. 5. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert

    Various Artists
    $99.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Welcome Back To Milk Welcome Back To Milk Quick View

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    Welcome Back To Milk

    It's time for a revolution. Beth Jeans Houghton is dead. Du Blonde is born.
    Welcome Back To Milk is the Newcastle-born singer-songwriter's second
    album, but her debut as Du Blonde, and it's a complete reinvention: new name,
    new look, new band, new attitude - and attitude is a key word.


    Du Blonde is not a persona or a character, it's Beth Jeans Houghton ripping
    it up and starting again. Gone is the baroque chamber pop of 2012's Yours
    Truly, Cellophane Nose. Gone is the band she recorded that album with,
    The Hooves Of Destiny. In place of all that are heavy riffs, loud drums, vocal
    aggression and the sound of somebody finding their voice, whether screaming
    the chorus of Chips To Go, singing soul-bearing ballad Four In The Morning
    or cooing through wistful torch song After The Show.


    Aside from a track made with Youth, Welcome Back To Milk is produced by
    Jim Sclavunos, who knows plenty about capturing dark sounds as a member
    of Nick Cave's Bad Seeds. An unmistakable presence on the album is that of
    Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring, whose soaring vocals appear on
    Mind Is On My Mind.


    Where Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose threw everything at a song, Du Blonde
    strips everything down to the bare essentials. Black Flag, which opens the
    album, is bass, guitar, drums and a dose of rage. "I got really into hard rock
    and American hardcore while I was living in LA after we finished touring," she
    says. "I couldn't work out why I was having such trouble expressing myself with
    the music I was writing, but after a while I realised the instrumentation didn't
    lend itself to the anger I was feeling. I needed to release all of this pent up
    aggression and I was trying to do it over layers of vocal harmonies and nicely
    played instruments. It was never going to work."


    "I was hiding behind my guitar for so long, it was easy to feel safe there. I
    wanted to put myself in a position I wasn't comfortable with in order to grow
    as a performer. I want no choice but to look people dead in the eyes and give
    them all I have."

    1. Black Flag
    2. Chips to Go
    3. Raw Honey
    4. After the Show
    5. If You're Legal
    6. Hunter
    7. Hard to Please
    8. What Is It Like
    9. Mr. Hyde
    10. Four in the Morning
    11. Mind is on My Mind
    12. Isn't It Wild?
    Du Blonde
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  • Handel - Water Music - Fireworks Music (Speakers Corner) Handel - Water Music - Fireworks Music (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Handel - Water Music - Fireworks Music (Speakers Corner)

    Composed in the spirit of the Baroque, the Water Music and Royal Fireworks Music were written by the highly regarded George Frideric Handel on commissions from Kings George I and George II of England.



    The remarkable première of the Water Music - a suite of instrumental airs, fanfares, dances, and other delights - was played in 1717 by musicians in a barge who entertained the King and his entourage on a banquet held on board the royal barge which travelled up and down the river Thames. According to reports at the time, Handel's new work was greeted with unanimous acclaim.



    Music appeared equally fitting for the solemn but festive commemoration of a peace treaty. The Royal Fireworks Music - originally scored for brass, oboes and bassoons, plus timpani and the bizarre serpent horn - was composed in 1749 for the victory gala in London's Green Park celebrating the Peace of Aix-La-Chapelle.



    In both pieces Georg Szell and the London Symphony Orchestra conjure up the full splendour of baroque tonality. Orchestra and conductor are clearly in a festive mood. The strings show rare form, lush and radiant. The brass are brilliant but never shrill. The atmosphere is transparent, the spatial effects are impressive.



    For the outstanding quality of this recording we are indebted not least to its inspired recording engineer, Kenneth E. Wilkinson.






    Musicians:



    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • George Szell (conductor)




    Recording: August 1961 at Watford Town Hall, Watford by Kenneth E. Wilkinson
    Production: John Culshaw





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Georg Szell with the London Symphony Orchestra
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  • In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music Quick View

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    In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music

    One of opera's most outspoken and impassioned personalities, Joyce DiDonato reminds us with her new album In War and Peace that music "soothes turmoil, threatens power and the status quo, and gloriously exalts the spirit". Her selection of arias demonstrates how powerfully Baroque opera explores the extremes of human nature - from the tumult of Handel's Scenes of Horror, Scenes of Woeto Purcell's descent into despair, Dido's Lament. Joyce's longtime partners, the spirited Italian Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro, join her on this unique journey through sublime, challenging music; through chaos transformed by the eternal search for serenity.
    LP 1
    1. Jephtha, HWV 70, Act 1: Some dire event hangs o'er our heads... Scenes of horror, scenes of woe (Sesto)
    2. Andromaca, Act 1: Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro! (Andromaca)
    3. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act 1: Vani sono i lamenti... Svegliatevi nel core (Sesto)
    4. The Indian Queen, Z. 630, Act 3: They tell us that you mighty powers above (Orazia)
    5. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act 1: Figlio non è... Cara speme (Sesto)
    6. Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: Pensieri, voi mi tormentate (Agrippina)
    7. Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act 3: Thy hand, Belinda... When I am laid in earth (Dido)
    8. Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act 2: Lascia ch'io pianga (Almirena)


    LP 2
    1. Bonduca, or the British Heroine, Z. 574: Oh! Lead me to some peaceful gloom (Bonvica)
    2. Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act 1: Augelletti che cantate (Almirena)
    3. Attilio Regolo, Act 2: Sprezza il furor del vento (Regolo)
    4. The Indian Queen, Z. 630, Prologue: Why should men quarrel? (Girl)
    5. Attilio Regolo, Act 1: Par che di giubilo (Attilia)
    6. Susanna, HWV 66, Act 2: Lead me, oh lead me to some cool retreat.... Crystal streams in murmurs flo
    7. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, Act 5: Illustratevi, o cieli (Penelope)
    8. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act 3: Da tempeste il legno infranto (Cleopatra)

    Joyce DiDonato
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  • The Golden Age of Harpsichord Music (Speakers Corner) The Golden Age of Harpsichord Music (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Golden Age of Harpsichord Music (Speakers Corner)

    The harpsichord, sometimes disrespectfully referred to as a plucked instrument with keys, left its stamp on the musical language of the Baroque as no other. Whether employed as a continuous bass to accompany delicate chamber music, or heard in heady open-air concerts, or just as a solo instrument, its bright sound, rich in overtones, was highly esteemed by all important composers and musicians of the era. Due to the construction of the instrument it is not possible to play with a differentiated volume of sound, so performers made a virtue of necessity in that they concentrated upon lively phrasing and a well-considered choice of register.



    In the present recording Rafael Puyana plays a two-manual Pleyel harpsichord and interprets a wide and varied range of European keyboard works from the 17th and 18th centuries. Along with compositions by Louis Couperin and Domenico Scarlatti's, both of whom had a great influence on style in their day, this compilation has at its heart works by the English composers John Bull, William Byrd and Peter Philips, which are taken from the most famous collection of all Baroque compositions, the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Short notes on the back cover provide useful information on the works' historical context.



    Musicians:



    • Besard, Couperin, Francisque, Scarlatti, Freixanet, Bach, Bull, Byrd, Philips, Peerson, and AlbÉniz - Rafael Puyana (harpischord)




    Recording: April and May 1962 at Ballroom Studio A of Fine Recording, New York City, by C. Robert Fine and Robert Eberenz

    Production: Wilma Cozart-Fine and Harold Lawrence




    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Branle Gay
    2. Tombeau de M. de Blancrocher
    3. Branle de Montirande
    4. Sonata in E Major, K. 381
    5. Sonata in A Major
    6. Concerto in D Minor, after Alessandro Marcello
    7. Les Buffons
    8. La Volta
    9. Pavana Dolorosa-Galiarda Dolorosa
    10. My Lady Carey's Dompe
    11. The Primrose-The Fall of the Leafe
    12. The King's Hunt
    13. Sinata In D Major
    Rafael Puyana
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Imaginary Symphony - Minkowski: Les Musiciens Des Louvre The Imaginary Symphony - Minkowski: Les Musiciens Des Louvre Quick View

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    The Imaginary Symphony - Minkowski: Les Musiciens Des Louvre

    Une symphonie imaginaire is Minkowskis own collection of 17 orchestral pieces from 11 of Rameaus operas, compiled into a dramatic cycle that represents both the world of French Baroque dance music and the origins of French symphonic music. What emerges is a programme that is as dramatic as it is delightful and easily accessible!


    With this recording the musical universe of Rameau is captured in an entirely new programme concept by one of the most popular interpreters of French Baroque music. Marc Minkowski has collected about 20 orchestral pieces from 11 of Rameaus operas and has put them together into a dramatic cycle that represents both the world of French Baroque dance music and the origins of French symphonic music.

    1. Overture
    2. Scène funèbre
    3. Air tendre
    4. Premier Tambourin / Deuxième Tambourin
    5. Air tendre pour les Muses

    6. Contredanse
    7. Air gracieux
    8. Gavottes pour les Heures et les ZÉphirs
    9. Orage
    10. PrÉlude
    11. 1. La poule
    12. Musette tendre en rondeau, Tambourin en rondeau
    13. Ritournelle
    14. Rigaudons
    15. Danse des Sauvages
    16. EntrÉe de Polymnie
    17. Chaconne
    Rameau
    $49.99
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  • St. Carolyn By The Sea / Suite From 'There Will Be Blood' St. Carolyn By The Sea / Suite From 'There Will Be Blood' Quick View

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    St. Carolyn By The Sea / Suite From 'There Will Be Blood'

    Dessner: St. Carolyn By The Sea; Greenwood: Suite From 'There Will Be Blood'


    Never before have classical and rock converged in such an organic, compelling and sensual way as they do in the three short orchestral works written by and featuring The National guitarist Bryce Dessner on his new release St. Carolyn by the Sea, performed with the Copenhagen Phil and conducted by Andree de Ridder.


    Dessner presents three pieces of modern classical music, written from the perspective of a rock musician who is keenly aware of the raw emotional impact music any music can have on an audience. He draws on elements from Baroque and folk music, late Romanticism and modernism, minimalist music and the blues, among others, as well as referencing the work of such legendary figures as John Fahey, La Monte Young, Bela Bartook, Glenn Branca, Benjamin Britten, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Despite this broad spectrum of influences, his voice remains individual and distinct.


    With this album, which also showcases a suite drawn from Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwoods soundtrack for There Will Be Blood, Bryce Dessner and Jonny Greenwood open up a new frontier for symphonic music.

    BRYCE DESSNER
    1. St. Carolyn by the Sea
    2. Lachrimae
    3. Raphael


    JONNY GREENWOOD
    Suite from "There Will Be Blood"
    4. Open Spaces
    5. Future Markets
    6. HW/Hope of New Fields
    7. Henry Plainview
    8. Proven Lands
    9. Oil

    Andre de Ridder
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    Confessions

    Confessions is a collaboration between acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly and Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur. The lyrics, inspired by or culled from video and commentary the pair found on YouTube, are simple, matter-of-fact, fragmentary, funny, and strange, yet they attain a dignity paired with the gorgeous and expressive music, composed and arranged for Holland Baroque, which performs it on the album.
    1. Describe You
    2. Sick of Fish
    3. Cat Rescue
    4. Small Spaces
    5. Her First Confession
    6. I Smoke
    7. Nowheresville
    8. Coffee Expert
    9. Dog and Frog
    10. If You Wait a Little Longer
    11. Love Hits You Where it Hurts
    12. Printer in the Morning
    13. Don't I Know You From Somewhere
    14. Time to Dry
    Nico Muhly & Teitur
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  • Plays Bach No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Plays Bach No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Plays Bach No. 1 (Speakers Corner)

    As long as 40 years ago, at a time when Pop and Classical music were strictly separated from one another, Jacques Loussier's "Swinging Bach" thrilled both friends of Baroque music and jazz lovers alike. Other musicians have tried, and are still trying, to jump on this modern "Bach band wagon" - but not one of them has achieved anything like the international success of the French trio.



    "Play Bach" is to be taken at its word. If Prelude, Fugue or Toccata is on the label - then that's what one gets: the melodies and the harmonic structure of Johann Sebastian's original works are largely left untouched - you always know where counterpoint stops and groove sets in. Just as in Bach's day the keyboard is at the fore, but the double bass also has a good share of the polyphony, and the finely nuanced percussion swings along as though it has no cares in the world and adds its own sparks of fire to pearl-like scale passages.
    What better way to bring the Bach Year to an end than with the re-release of the first Loussier album? The first of Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues shows how it began - just as they show how Jacques Loussier began.



    Musicians:



    • Jacques Loussier (arranger, piano)

    • Pierre Michelot (bass)

    • Christian Garros (drums, percussion)




    Recording: 1959




    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Jacques Loussier
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    Donovan Blanc

    Joseph Black and Raymond Schwab spent the years of 2011-2013 as full-blown pop junkies
    in a group called Honeydrum. Seeking ephemeral moments of truth and self-relevance, the
    two spent day after day on the third floor of a run-down building in a hole of a city in New
    Jersey, churning out what would become Honeydrum's nine EPs. These releases stand as sonic
    manifestations of the two hook addicts' pop addled brainwaves buried deep in blurry mires
    of fizz and fuzz.


    As with all growth both physical and metaphysical, the inevitable mutation of their vision was
    governed by evolutionary laws beholden to no man; atop a cloud of rich vocal harmony,
    polished guitar arrangements, driving rhythmic momentum, angular meter and key changes,
    and breathy Mellotron passages, Donovan Blanc, a post-human entity began to appear.
    Incubated by the warm winds of spring and with a newfound focus and clarity, early versions of songs such as "Minha Menina" and "Girlfriend", rife with brown tones and muted
    sunshine, served as the foundation for Donovan Blanc's debut self-titled LP on Captured
    Tracks.


    Donovan Blanc is the realization of a purified version of the duo's work, fit for consumption by disciples of technicolor baroque and singer-songwriter pop music. The record's aim
    isn't to evoke nostalgia, but rather to re-contextualize the familiar and foreign to create new
    moments; some that are bold and exuberant, and others that are reserved and melancholic.
    Donovan Blanc delivers a glimpse of the lush textures and vivid colors of pop's golden age
    through a modern lens.

    1. Girlfriend
    2. Hungry A Long Time
    3. Shy Boy
    4. Without A Thing To Doubt
    5. Is It Natural
    6. Oh Donna
    7. Veronica
    8. Can't Wait To Me et You
    9. Minha Menina
    10. When You Believed Me
    11. That Summer Ago
    12. Traci Won't Wait

    Donovan Blanc
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    Cello Concertos

    The greatest cellist of modern time -- well, who could argue with a statement like that? After all, Mstislav Rostropovich is a supreme virtuoso, a charismatic performer, and a sublime interpreter and virtually every one of his recordings is as good as it gets for the repertoire. The key word, of course, is virtually: while Rostropovich's Dvorák concerto with Karajan, his Beethoven sonatas with Richter, his Brahms sonatas with Serkin, and above all his Shostakovich sonata with Shostakovich are definitive, can one say the same of his Boccherini, Vivaldi, and Tartini concertos with Paul Sacher? Or could one say that Rostropovich does not so much play the music of the great Italian Baroque composers as overwhelm it, that his virtuosity, his charisma, and his interpretations are more than the music can bear and that the listener is left not with fond memories of the music but instead with the overpowering impression of an unstoppable musical personality having his way with the music. The results are initially awe-inspiring but may ultimately prove to some to be empty. Accompanied -- the more appropriate word might be enabled -- by Sacher and the Collegium Musicum ZÜrich, the greatest cellist of modern times came, saw, and conquered the finest cello concertos of Baroque times. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to the listener.

    - All Music Guide


    Musicians:

    Mstislav Rostropovich, cello

    Side 1:
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
    Concerto for Violoncello and Strings No. 2 in D major
    1. Allegro
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegro


    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violoncello, Strings and Continuo in C major (P. 31)
    4. Allego
    5. Largo
    6. Allegro


    Side 2:
    Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
    Concerto for Violoncello and Strings in A major
    1. Allegro
    2. Larghetto
    3. Allegro assai


    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violoncello, Strings and Continuo in G Major (P. 120)
    4. Allegro
    5. Largo
    6. Allegro

    Antonio Vivaldi
    $44.99
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  • Walk Away Renee Walk Away Renee Quick View

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    Walk Away Renee

    Long Awaited Reissue of the 1967 Debut by the Baroque Rock Legends Sourced from the Original Stereo Master Tapes


    The work of the Left Banke has long been an elusive holy grail for vintage pop fanatics. The legendary baroque rock combos work ranks with the greatest American music of the 1960s, and remains beloved by discerning pop connoisseurs around the world. Out of print for decades and despite its longstanding unavailability, the Left Bankes music has attained an ever-increasing level of prestige over the years, and continues to exercise a powerful mystique amongst the groups legion of admirers.


    The Left Bankes 1967 debut album Walk Away RenÉe/Pretty Ballerina is widely regarded as one of the greatest debut albums of the 60s, thanks to frontman Steve Martins evocative lead vocals, the haunting harmonies of band members Tom Finn and George Cameron, the ambitious songwriting of keyboardist Michael Brown, and exquisite, classically-influenced arrangements that were unlike anything else in popular music at the time. Walk Away RenÉe, released the previous year as the bands first single, remains one of the eras most recognizable (and most-covered) standards. In addition to Walk Away RenÉe and its followup hit Pretty Ballerina, the album also features such memorable numbers as She May Call You Up Tonight, Barterers and Their Wives and Shadows Breaking Over My Head.


    The long-awaited reissue of this classic debut on 180 gram vinyl LP has been sourced from the original stereo master tapes and includes the albums original track listing.

    1. Pretty Ballerina

    2. She May Call You Up Tonight
    3. Barterers And Their Wives
    4. I've Got Something On My Mind
    5. Let Go Of You Girl
    6. Evening Gown
    7. Walk Away Renee
    8. What Do You Know
    9. Shadows Breaking Over My Head
    10. I Haven't Got the Nerve
    11. Lazy Day
    Left Banke
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    Souvenir Part 1

    The ensemble TrondheimSolistene was founded in 1988 by Bjarne Fiskum, and was for many years an arena for professional concert training for string-players at the Conservatory in Trondheim. As a result of many concerts throughout Europe as well as concert tours to the United States, Japan and Brazil, the TrondheimSolistene has grown to be an ensemble of international renown, receiving much critical acclaim and attracting attention with its combination of high standards, youthful vigor and lively enthusiasm for the music.


    New collaborations have pleased both performers and audiences alike, and the orchestra has been noted for its considerable musical versatility, performing music from the baroque and romantic repertoires as well as tango, jazz, rock and contemporary music. The ensemble is an important advocate of Norwegian music, has commissioned and given premiers of several works and invariably includes Norwegian works in its concert tour programs. TrondheimSolistenes discography includes over twenty recordings. Øyvind Gimse was appointed artistic director of TrondheimSolistene in 2002, continuing the ensembles broad programming profile and musical versatility. TrondheimSolistene collaborates regularly with soloists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Martin Fröst, Joshua Bell, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Arve Tellefsen and Anne-Sophie Mutter.


    Through its dynamic co-operation TrondheimSolistene (the Trondheim Soloists) and 2L has always stretched the boundaries of what is possible to convey to the listener, aiming for the ultimate recorded listening experience. With the Serenade the team has taken things one step further with the TrondheimSolistene truly justifying their name. By placing each individual next to someone from a different voice rather than sitting in conventional sections we are working at the very outer limits of what is possible and creating chamber music at the highest level - Øyvind Gimse, 2012.


    2L allocated two weeks in 2011 to record this new album. Artistic director Øyvind Gimse and his associate Geir Inge Lotsberg initially chose two pieces that represent, in their estimation, the most beautiful music ever composed for the string orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence and his Serenade for Strings. Aiming for a 90 minute program left 30 more minutes to record. So the orchestra and 2L logged on to Facebook and asked the listeners worldwide what they'd like to hear. And the audience responded: Nielsen's Suite Opus 1. A little gem that would exploit the Trondheim Soloists' singular way with Nordic repertoire.


    Inspired by Morten Lindberg's extensive work with choral music, the Tchaikovsky's Serenade was recorded with the ensemble placed in mixed voices, meaning no one is sitting beside anyone playing the same part, creating a totally new soundscape to the music. Carl Nielsen's Suite opus 1 is recorded in a more traditional way in these sessions.

    1. Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence
    2. Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings, opus 48
    3. Nielsen - Suite, opus 1
    TrondheimSolistene
    $38.99
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    Left Banke Too

    Beloved 1968 Lost Classic Available Again After More Than 40 Years!


    Sourced from the Original Stereo Master Tapes


    The Left Banke was one of the most distinctive pop bands of the 60s, renowned for the unique baroque rock that allowed them to stand out during that heady musical era. While the bands 1967 debut album, and its signature hits Walk Away RenÉe and Pretty Ballerina have long been acknowledged as classics, the bands 1968 sophomore effort The Left Banke Too has maintained a persistent under-the-radar mystique, beloved by a loyal cadre of followers yet little-known by the general public.


    The Left Banke Too emerged from a turbulent period of the bands brief but eventful history. Despite the success of their 1967 debut album Walk Away RenÉe/Pretty Ballerina, the Left Bankes lineup splintered soon after its release, with keyboardist and main songwriter Michael Brown exiting the group. His former bandmates Steve Martin, Tom Finn and George Cameron regrouped and rose to the occasion for The Left Banke Too, crafting a musically inventive, emotionally evocative set thats every bit as magnificent as its predecessor.


    The trios exquisite vocal interplay and adventurous songwriting are prominent on such intoxicating tracks as Theres Gonna Be a Storm, Goodbye Holly, Dark Is the Bark and the Brown-penned Desiree, which is widely regarded as one of the groups greatest studio achievements. Several of The Left Banke Toos tracks also feature backing vocals by a young Steven Tyler, several years before he achieved stardom with Aerosmith.


    This lost classic is once again available on 180 gram vinyl LP and has been sourced from the original stereo master tapes.

    1. Goodbye Holly

    2. Theres Gonna Be a Storm
    3. Sing Little Bird Sing
    4. Nice to See You
    5. Give the Man a Hand
    6. Bryant Hotel
    7. Desiree* (mono)
    8. Dark is the Bark
    9. In the Morning Light
    10. My Friend Today
    Left Banke
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    Womanchild

    When CÉcile McLorin Salvant arrived at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to compete in the finals of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, she was not only the youngest finalist, but also a mystery woman with the most unusual background of any of the participants. When she walked away with first place in the jazz world's most prestigious contest, the buzz began almost immediately. If anything, it has intensified in the months leading up to the launch of her Mack Avenue Records debut, WomanChild.


    "She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth and grace," Wynton Marsalis asserts. "I've never heard a singer of her generation who has such a command of styles," remarks pianist Aaron Diehl. "She radiates authority," critic Ben Ratliff wrote in The New York Times in response to one of her post-competition performances, and a few weeks later his colleague Stephen Holden announced that "Ms. McLorin Salvant has it all.... If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three-Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald-it is this 23-year-old virtuoso."


    Yet at almost every step of the way, McLorin Salvant has followed a different path from her peers. Born in Miami to a French mother and Haitian father, McLorin Salvant's first language was French. She immersed herself in the classical music tradition, long before she turned to jazz-starting on piano at age five and joining the Miami Choral Society at age eight. When it came time for college, McLorin Salvant bypassed all the US conservatories and jazz schools, heading instead to Aix-en-Provence in France, where she continued to develop as a singer, but with an emphasis on classical and baroque vocal music as well as jazz.
    There, thousands of miles away from jazz's land of origin, McLorin Salvant entered into a fruitful partnership with reed player and teacher Jean-François Bonnel, first as a student and soon as a performer. Before returning to the US, she gave concerts in Paris, recorded with Bonnel's quintet, and immersed herself in the early jazz and blues vocal tradition. By the time she returned to her home country to take the stage in the Monk Competition, she had drawn on this unusual set of formative experiences in shaping a personal style of jazz singing, surprising and dramatic by turns, and very much in contrast to that of the other participants and McLorin Salvant's contemporaries.


    In the aftermath of McLorin Salvant's triumph at the Monk Competition, the jazz world eagerly awaited the winner's first US recording. Answering that call with WomanChild, McLorin Salvant draws on songs spanning three centuries of American music. "I like to choose songs that are a little unknown or have been recorded very few times," McLorin Salvant notes. "While these songs aren't recognized as standards, many should be because they are so beautifully crafted."


    On the album, her repertoire ranges from the 19th century ballad "John Henry," refreshed in a spirited up-to- date arrangement, to McLorin Salvant's own 21st century waltz "Le Front CachÉ Sur Tes Genoux" which draws on a poem by Haitian writer Ida Salomon Faubert for its lyric. She is joined by a world class band who share her concern for creating jazz of today by drawing on vibrant traditions of the past: pianist Aaron Diehl and bassist Rodney Whitaker (both of whom are Mack Avenue label mates), guitarist James Chirillo and master drummer Herlin Riley.


    The old and new rub shoulders throughout this album, but this singer's attitude is neither beholden to the past nor trying to anticipate the trends of the future. Her captivating singing is immersed in the immediacy of the present moment. So much so, that those who have seen McLorin Salvant in concert marvel at how she radiates the confidence and poise of a mature artist even though she is just at the dawn of her own career.


    McLorin Salvant may have the deepest roots of any singer of her generation. She knows the sounds and styles of modern jazz but also possesses complete command of the classic blues and early American vocal tradition. She has studied the entire recorded legacy of the great Bessie Smith (1894-1937), often called the Empress of the Blues, and also has deep familiarity with Valaida Snow, Bert Williams and other early masters of American music. For her, these musicians are exponents of living traditions that she has drawn into the orbit of her own work.


    However, McLorin Salvant can't be pinned down as a jazz traditionalist. Alongside fellow Monk Competition winner Jacky Terrasson, she has recorded works by John Lennon/Yoko Ono and Erik Satie, and can sing in French, Spanish or English as the mood and situation warrant. Knowledgeable jazz fans will identify the influence and inspiration from some of the most distinctive modern jazz stylists, such as Betty Carter, Carmen McRae and Abbey Lincoln. She is also currently continuing her studies of the classical and baroque tradition. In short, McLorin Salvant is a seeker and a creative spirit who is determined to push ahead, even while she shows an extraordinary command of the tradition that has preceded her.


    In his article in The New York Times, critic Stephen Holden listed some of the virtues of McLorin Salvant's singing: "perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing, and a deep connection to lyrics." Her musical skills are considerable, but they are matched by an interpretive ability that is almost more akin to an actor's than a singer's. She draws out the story hidden inside the song, and can draw on the elements of her own personality and a full gamut of emotional stances-from the darkly troubling to the richly comic-in bringing lyrics to life.


    "I want to get as close to the center of the song as I can," McLorin Salvant explains. "When I find something beautiful and touching I try to get close to it, and share that with the audience."


    On WomanChild, McLorin Salvant gives music lovers the chance to hear why the illustrious judges at the Monk Competition gave her top honors. McLorin Salvant is still a bit of a mystery, but she will hardly be a secret any longer.

    1. St. Louis Gal
    2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    3. Nobody
    4. WomanChild
    5. Prelude/There's A Lull In My Life
    6. You Bring Out The Savage In Me
    7. Baby Have Pity On Me
    8. John Henry
    9. Jitterbug Waltz
    10. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
    11. Deep Dark Blue
    Cecile McLorin Salvant
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    Fleet Foxes

    Seattle's five piece band, Fleet Foxes traffic in baroque harmonic pop on this, their self titled full length debut. They draw influences from the traditions of folk, pop, choral, gospel, sacred harp singing, West Coast music, traditional music from Ireland to Japan, film scores and their peers from the Northwest. The subject matter ranges from the natural world and familial bonds to bygone loves and stone cold graves. Fleet Foxes is a supremely crafted and confident affair produced by the famous Phil Ek (Modest Mouse, The Shins).
    1. Sun it Rises
    2. White Winter Hymnal
    3. Ragged Wood
    4. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
    5. Quiet Houses
    6. He Doesn't Know Why
    7. Heard Them Stirring
    8. Your Protector
    9. Meadowlarks
    10. Blue Ridge Mountains
    11. Oliver James
    Fleet Foxes
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    Killed By Deathrock Vol. 1

    In 2007, Sacred Bones Records founder Caleb Braaten started unearthing rare
    and little-heard post-punk, deathrock and dark punk tracks for an eventual
    compilation. Seven years later, riffing on the tradition of the internationally
    known punk collector series, Killed By Death, those tracks are finally being
    released on vinyl, cD and digital formats as Killed By Deathrock Vol. 1. Bands from
    all over the world are represented on the comp, from the relatively well-known
    Scots in Twisted Nerve to the "completely un-Googleable" Move from Italy.
    Also featured are the French band known simply as Bunker on their first demo
    tape who later became Bunker Strasse, though still remained largely obscure.
    Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons formed as a sort of goof band in Sweden in 1980
    and only released a couple of 7-inches before disbanding a year later in 1981.


    The rest of the comp represents a vast spectrum of geography with the Us being
    represented by Your Funeral, Glorious Din, The Naked and the Dead and
    Afterimage. Screaming For Emily (Uk), Baroque Bordello (France) and Taste of
    Decay (Germany) round out the collection. What all these bands have in common, apart from their dark, icy atmosphere, is that they're quintessential pieces
    of the deathrock story whose music hasn't been heard by nearly enough people
    - until now.

    1. Your Funeral - "I Wanna Be You"
    2. Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons - "Liberty"
    3. Twisted Nerve - "When I'm Alone"
    4. Move - "Casa Domani"
    5. Bunker - "My Own Way"
    6. Taste Of Decay - "Factory"
    7. Afterimage - "Satellite of Love"
    8. Screaming For Emily - "The Love"
    9. Glorious Din - "Tenement Roofs"
    10. The Naked And The Dead - "Carousel"
    11. Baroque Bordello - "Put It Down"
    Various Artists
    $18.99
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    Evolution (Mono & Stereo)

    Double LP Package Includes Both Mono & Stereo Versions


    For many Hollies enthusiasts, Evolution (1967) is considered the band's most accessible blend of pop and psychedelia. The quintet were headed into musical territories beyond simply moon-June-bloom and boy-meets-girl lyrics coupled with the tightly constructed vocal harmonies that had become their calling card. Nowhere is this more evident than in the tripped-out cover art from Dutch multimedia artists Seemon Kooer, Marijke Kooer, Josje Leeger, and Barry Finch -- known collectively as Fool. Although Carrie-Anne could be considered an extension of the trite, somewhat predictable Brit pop, there are clear indications of new horizons on cuts such as the modish You Need Love, the arguably passÉ distorted electric guitar on Have You Ever Loved Somebody, and the wailing fretwork on the driving freakbeat rocker Then the Heartaches Begin. Graham Nash (guitar/vocals), Allan Clarke (guitar/vocals), Tony Hicks (guitar/banjo/dulcimer/vocals), Bobby Elliott (drums), and new recruit Bernie Calvert (bass/vocals) -- who replaced original member Eric Haydock in the spring of 1966 -- were also taking different approaches in their writing and arranging, as heard on the trippy Headed for a Fall. On this tune, most prominent is the unusual six-eight time signature, coupled with Hicks' inversion of the unmistakable banjo, which is similar to the sound he conjured up on the hit Stop, Stop, Stop. However, somewhat more atypical of the Nash-era band are the light and limber acoustic and uptempo Stop Right There, or the baroque Ye Olde Toffee Shoppe.


    -Lindsay Planer (Allmusic.com)

    LP 1
    1. Then The Heartaches Begin (Mono)
    2. Stop Right There (Mono)
    3. Water On The Brain (Mono)
    4. Lullaby To Tim (Mono)
    5. Have You Ever Loved Somebody (Mono)
    6. You Need Love (Mono)
    7. Rain On The Window (Mono)
    8. Heading For A Fall (Mono)
    9. Ye Olde Toffee Shoppe (Mono)
    10. When Your Light Turned On (Mono)
    11. Leave Me (Mono)
    12. The Games We Play (Mono)


    LP 2
    1. Then The Heartaches Begin (Stereo)
    2. Stop Right There (Stereo)
    3. Water On The Brain (Stereo)
    4. Lullaby To Tim (Stereo)
    5. Have You Ever Loved Somebody (Stereo)
    6. You Need Love (Stereo)
    7. Rain On The Window (Stereo)
    8. Heading For A Fall (Stereo)
    9. Ye Olde Toffee Shoppe (Stereo)
    10. When Your Light Turned On (Stereo)
    11. Leave Me (Stereo)
    12. The Games We Play (Stereo)

    The Hollies
    $29.99
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    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance


    "The Scottish indie-pop group has managed to
    build a fan base the old-fashioned way: by writing
    old-fashioned songs, the kind that brim with
    melody, sensitivity, cleverness, sophistication, and
    sheer beauty. It's hard to imagine groups like The
    Shins, Arcade Fire, or Vampire Weekend sounding
    like they do without its influence"
    - Entertainment Weekly


    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is the longawaited
    follow-up to 2010's Write About Love.
    Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta
    by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with
    Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury,
    among others, the band - who have been
    listening to things like vintage Detroit techno
    and Giorgio Moroder - have brought a danceparty
    element into their gorgeous tales of
    sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It
    is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching
    album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.


    Given that band leader Stuart Murdoch has
    openly declared himself pro-bubblegum before,
    it shouldn't come as a surprise that 'Enter Sylvia
    Plath', 'The Book Of You' and 'Play For Today' have
    keyboard hooks that recall Scandinavian pop
    machines past and present. The filmic loves,
    kitchen sink imagery and baroque touches are
    still there, too, don't worry. It's all about trusting
    in the restorative power of pop music. If you'd
    trust anyone to write a great Europop song
    about Sylvia Plath, you'd trust Belle & Sebastian.

    1. Nobody's Empire
    2. Allie
    3. The Party Line
    4. The Power Of Three
    5. The Cat With The Cream
    6. Enter Sylvia Plath
    7. The Everlasting Muse
    8. Perfect Couples
    9. Ever Had A Little Faith?
    10. Play For Today
    11. The Book Of You
    12. Today (This Army's For Peace)
    Belle And Sebastian
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    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance (Box Set)


    4 LP Box Set With Extended Album Mixes + 4 Bonus Tracks + Poster


    Limited To 3,750 Copies


    "The Scottish indie-pop group has managed to
    build a fan base the old-fashioned way: by writing
    old-fashioned songs, the kind that brim with
    melody, sensitivity, cleverness, sophistication, and
    sheer beauty. It's hard to imagine groups like The
    Shins, Arcade Fire, or Vampire Weekend sounding
    like they do without its influence"
    - Entertainment Weekly


    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is the longawaited
    follow-up to 2010's Write About Love.
    Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta
    by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with
    Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury,
    among others, the band - who have been
    listening to things like vintage Detroit techno
    and Giorgio Moroder - have brought a danceparty
    element into their gorgeous tales of
    sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It
    is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching
    album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.


    Given that band leader Stuart Murdoch has
    openly declared himself pro-bubblegum before,
    it shouldn't come as a surprise that 'Enter Sylvia
    Plath', 'The Book Of You' and 'Play For Today' have
    keyboard hooks that recall Scandinavian pop
    machines past and present. The filmic loves,
    kitchen sink imagery and baroque touches are
    still there, too, don't worry. It's all about trusting
    in the restorative power of pop music. If you'd
    trust anyone to write a great Europop song
    about Sylvia Plath, you'd trust Belle & Sebastian.

    1. Nobody's Empire
    2. Allie
    3. The Party Line
    4. The Power Of Three
    5. The Cat With The Cream
    6. Enter Sylvia Plath
    7. The Everlasting Muse
    8. Perfect Couples
    9. Ever Had A Little Faith?
    10. Play For Today
    11. The Book Of You
    12. Today (This Army's For Peace)
    Belle And Sebastian
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    Avos

    Albums of guitar duets are rare. Albums of guitar duets featuring one American and one Englishman, synthesizing their geographically specific approaches in a collection of new compositions, are rarer. Not since Stefan Grossman and John Renbourns partnerships of the 1970's has there been such a happy reconciliation of Merrie Old England and the good old USA, in which baroque meets the blues, music-hall steps out to ragtime, and Benjamin Britten sits down with Blind Blake.


    James Elkington moved from London to Chicago around the turn of the millennium and has since released a string of albums as leader of The Zincs for Thrill Jockey Records. After dissolving the band in 2008, Elkington has concentrated on acoustic, folk-tinged music with his band The Horses Ha (that he shares with Freakwaters Janet Bean).


    Nathan Salsburg is best known as an archivist and producer for the Alan Lomax Archive, curator of the Twos & Fews vernacular music imprint on Drag City Records, and host of the Root Hog Or Die program on East Village Radio. He appears on Tompkins Squares Imaginational Anthem Volume 3 compilation, and produced a tribute album to EC Ball, also on Tompkins Square.


    Elkington suggested a leap of faith into a collaboration, despite the fact that the two had never previously played guitar together. Avos, then, hither and thither over several seasons, between a porch in Louisville and a kitchen in Chicago, slowly took shape. Aptly, the name comes from the Russian word for the confident approach to new situations, and the faith that nothing tragic will occur once in them.

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    James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg
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    Caves

    Her strength seems to reside in her ability to be musically versatile. Utilizing various orchestrations, Tristen weaves a glistening web of thoughtful and extremely mature melodies that tremble with undeniable power.
    -American Songwriter


    "Pop hooks and pure inspiration"
    - NPR All Things Considered


    Her addictive debut is full of such moments: catchy refrains with multiple meanings, ear-tugging melodies with hidden hooks. She flaunts a philosophy major's palette amidst echoes of vintage rockabilly and girl group pop: Gods battle, queens bid their rule, girlfriends enable druggy lovers.
    - Rolling Stone


    Tristen Gaspadarek has crafted a confident, poignant folk-pop debut that never wants for hooks, and manages to undercut its sing-songiness at every turn with unflinching lyrics and mature songwriting.

    - The Onion AV Club


    Tristen comes from Nashville, TN and the Jenny Lewis school of modern, God-fearing country, but she caught up to her contemporaries and surpassed them in one fell swoop. As soon as the vocals kick in on the opener Eager for Your Love, it's impossible not to listen to this record all the way through. Man this girl can sing.
    -Bust


    "She's been Nashville's best-kept secret, but this single-named chanteuse is poised for bigger and better things with the recent release of her sprightly new album of baroque folk-pop. "Charlatans at the Garden Gate'' glimmers with traces of Neko Case, the Shangri-Las, and maybe just a touch of Loretta Lynn.

    - The Boston Globe


    With or without Tristen's acute capacity to portray relationships and ideology gone wrong, Charlatans is a musical document billowing over with rich, vintage hues and irrepressible hooks, her reverence for the lions of pop music and confident sense of self all meted out in the same breath.
    -Nashville Scene


    This week, with the release of her confident debut, Tristen reminds us just what it was we loved about her to begin with.
    - Paste


    She brings a blossoming pop sensibility to her witty, not-as-sweet-as-it-seems country.

    -Wall Street Journal

    1. No One's Gonna Know
    2. Goldstar
    3. Easy Out
    4. Catalyst
    5. Winter Night
    6. House of War
    7. Dark Matter
    8. Monster
    9. Forgiveness
    10. Island Dream
    11. Startling News
    Tristen
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    Begin

    The Millennium looms large in the hearts of fans of the '60s sunshine pop genre. The studio group was the creation of legendary tunesmith/studio genius Curt Boettcher, who had previously been instrumental in the formation of the fabled '60s cult acts the Ballroom and Sagittarius. In 1968, Boettcher assembled a group of talented California singers and musicians (including singer/guitarists Lee Mallory, Sandy Salisbury, Joey Stec and Michael Fennelly and Music Machine drummer Ron Edgar) to record the Millennium's sole album, Begin.


    Begin, produced by Curt Boettcher and Keith Olsen, with assistance by California rock legend Gary Usher, is an exquisite progressive pop opus, combining breezy melodies, ambitious baroque arrangements, stirring psychedelic touches and angelic vocal harmonies to create a suite-like concept album that perfectly captures the optimistic mood of the time in which it was made.


    At the time the most expensive rock album that Columbia Records had ever financed, Begin proved to be too melodic for the emerging underground FM radio format and too avant-garde for AM Top 40. Although it didn't find a large audience at the time of its release, Begin is now acknowledged as a landmark work and a sunshine-pop cornerstone. It retains a loving place in the hearts and minds of its fans, who hold it in the same high esteem as the works of such harmony-driven '60s acts as the Beach Boys, the Left Banke and the Mamas and the Papas.


    Begin is an absolute must for any fan of '60s pop and vintage psychedelia. Sundazed�s CD edition of the album adds two rare bonus tracks and extensive liner notes to the original album, while the vinyl version is an exact replica of the original 1968 LP. Both versions are sourced from the original stereo masters.'

    1. Prelude
    2. To Claudia on Thursday
    3. I Just Want to Be Your Friend
    4. 5 A.M.
    5. I'm With You
    6. The Island
    7. Sing to Me
    8. It's You
    9. Some Sunny Day
    10. It Won't Always Be the Same
    11. The Know It All
    12. Karmic Dream Sequence #1
    13. There Is Nothing More to Say
    14. Anthem (Begin)
    The Millenium
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