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    Friends

    Friends was the fourteenth studio album by the Beach Boys, originally released in 1968. The album was the first Beach Boys release in true stereo since
    1964's The Beach Boys' Christmas Album and was the first time a Beach Boys album had not been issued in mono. Back in the market after an extended
    absence, Friends is now available on 180 gram vinyl in original packaging.
    1. Meant for You
    2. Friends
    3. Wake the World
    4. Be Here in the Mornin'
    5. When a Man Needs a Woman
    6. Passing By
    7. Anna Lee, the Healer
    8. Little Bird
    9. Be Still
    10. Busy Doin' Nothin'
    11. Diamond Head
    12. Transcendental Meditation
    Beach Boys
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  • Beach Boys Party! Beach Boys Party! Quick View

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    Beach Boys Party!

    Stereo Edition Of Beach Boys Party!, Released On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    These stereo mixes were created between 2005 and 2012 using the first generation basic tracking session multitracks, synced with the overdubs that were later added on second and third generation masters, to create the first true stereo mixes!


    Apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    Capitol Records, which had already released ten Beach Boys albums in three years, was bugging the group for product that it could release in time for the 1965 Christmas season. To buy time while Brian Wilson began conceiving the Pet Sounds masterpiece, the group issued a set of covers, mostly of the '50s rock and R&B they had listened to as schoolboys. Packaged as if it had been recorded at an actual party, it was in fact recorded in the studio, with friends and romantic partners adding sounds and vocals to create an informal atmosphere. With the exception of a bass guitar, all the instruments were acoustic; the acoustic guitar-and-bongo arrangements, in fact, give this a hootenanny campfire feel. In recent years, this album has gone up a few notches in critical esteem, praised for its loose, casual feel and insight into the group's influences. ... It does have the massive hit 'Barbara Ann,' which actually features Dean Torrence (of Jan & Dean) on much of the lead vocals; other highlights include 'Mountain of Love,' an unexpected version of 'The Times They Are a-Changin',' and three Beatles covers. - AllMusic.com


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    1. Hully Gully
    2. I Should Have Known Better
    3. Tell Me Why
    4. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
    5. Mountain Of Love
    6. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
    7. Devoted To You
    8. Alley Oop
    9. There's No Other (Like My Baby)
    10. Medley: I Get Around/ Little Deuce Coup
    11. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    12. Barbara Ann
    Beach Boys
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Beach Boys Party! (Mono) Beach Boys Party! (Mono) Quick View

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    Beach Boys Party! (Mono)

    Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett


    33 1/3 RPM Mono Mixes Created Under Brian Wilson's Supervision


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, our Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson - famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger - intended. Mono mixes created under Wilson's supervision were how the surf rockin' California crew rose to fame! And we've got 'em!


    For the early part of the Beach Boys career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format - they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    We've taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory! But there's no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "Little Deuce Coupe" and more lend themseleves naturally to stereo. So we've got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well.
    Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Capitol Records, which had already released ten Beach Boys albums in three years, was bugging the group for product that it could release in time for the 1965 Christmas season. To buy time while Brian Wilson began conceiving the Pet Sounds masterpiece, the group issued a set of covers, mostly of the '50s rock and R&B they had listened to as schoolboys. Packaged as if it had been recorded at an actual party, it was in fact recorded in the studio, with friends and romantic partners adding sounds and vocals to create an informal atmosphere. With the exception of a bass guitar, all the instruments were acoustic; the acoustic guitar-and-bongo arrangements, in fact, give this a hootenanny campfire feel. In recent years, this album has gone up a few notches in critical esteem, praised for its loose, casual feel and insight into the group's influences. ... It does have the massive hit 'Barbara Ann,' which actually features Dean Torrence (of Jan & Dean) on much of the lead vocals; other highlights include 'Mountain of Love,' an unexpected version of 'The Times They Are a-Changin',' and three Beatles covers. - AllMusic.com


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Hully Gully
    2. I Should Have Known Better
    3. Tell Me Why
    4. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
    5. Mountain Of Love
    6. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
    7. Devoted To You
    8. Alley Oop
    9. There's No Other (Like My Baby)
    10. Medley: I Get Around/ Little Deuce Coup
    11. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    12. Barbara Ann
    Beach Boys
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged The Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged Quick View

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    The Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged

    Beach Boys' Party! was the tenth studio album by the Beach Boys and was mostly cover songs. When originally
    recorded, the band invited friends and family into the studio for a party. Those sounds were then layered over the recorded music for a true party sound. Uncovered and unplugged now strips away those party sounds so that the true sessions can be heard in their entirety.
    1. Hully Gully
    2. I Should Have Known Better
    3. Tell My Why
    4. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

    5. Mountain Of Love
    6. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
    7. Devoted To You
    8. Alley Oop
    9. There's No Other (Like My Baby)
    10. Medley: I Get Around / Little Deuce Coup
    11. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    12. Barbara Ann
    Beach Boys
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Nude Beach II Nude Beach II Quick View

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    Nude Beach II

    Growing up in the bucolic waterfront village of Northport, NY, Chuck Betz, Ryan Naideau and Jimmy Shelton played punk rock together since high school, in a succession of bands more than happy to set up at any house party, BBQ or makeshift venue that would have them. The familiar strain of classic rock is the go-to sound on the North Shore of Long Island, but they lived in an alternate universe where Ryan convinced his parents to let him turn the family basement into an occasional all-ages show space, hosting touring groups, and rounding out the bill with whatever band he and his friends were in at the time.


    Fast forward to 2008, the boys had based themselves in Brooklyn and Nude Beach was born; the group slowly integrated themselves into the local DIY community, performing in dive bars and warehouse lofts, often several times a week, playing more than 100 shows in less than four years together. They self-released cassettes and vinyl LPs, they booked their own tours, and played in infinite side-projects and spin-off bands at every punk venue in North Brooklyn and beyond.


    But while Nude Beach is very much a part of the Brooklyn DIY scene, it's always been more in spirit than in sound; sure, they're as beer-soaked, overdriven and raw as any group around, yet as hard as they've tried to ignore it, the trio could never quite shake the rock & roll of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen which sound-tracked their Long Island youth, and battered vinyl from the Byrds, the Replacements and the Jam sits side by side in their record collections with the hardcore and indie LPs and 7"s that brought the friends together in the first place.


    In an increasingly fractured music scene, Chuck, Ryan and Jimmy play against fashion and deliver straight up rock & roll, and moreover, they do it better than anyone has in a long time. They've got the songs, they've got the sound, and they've got the fuck-all attitude that just can't be faked. Nude Beach will rock you if you let them. Turns out it's still more fun than just about anything else going on. Just check out their most recent full-length, II, if you don't believe us!

    1. Radio
    2. walkin' Down My Street
    3. Some Kinda Love
    4. You Make It So Easy
    5. Keep It Cool
    6. Love Can't Wait
    7. Cathedral Echoes
    8. Don't Have To Try
    9. The Endless Night
    10. Loser in the Game
    Nude Beach
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  • 15 Big Ones 15 Big Ones Quick View

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    15 Big Ones

    15 Big Ones is the twentieth studio album by American rock group The Beach Boys released in July 1976. It was their first studio album since Holland three years earlier, and the first produced by Brian Wilson since Pet Sounds ten years earlier. With Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar having left the group, 15 Big Ones marks the first album to feature the classic five-piece lineup of the Beach Boys (brothers Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson; cousin Mike Love; and friend Al Jardine) since 1965's The Beach Boys Today!
    1. Rock And Roll Music
    2. It's OK
    3. Had To Phone Ya
    4. Chapel Of Love
    5. Everyone's In Love With You
    6. Talk To Me
    7. That Same Song
    8. TM Song
    9. Palisades Park
    10. Susie Cincinnati
    11. A Casual Look
    12. Blueberry Hill
    13. Back Home
    14. In The Still Of The Night
    15. Just Once In My Life
    Beach Boys
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Awaiting Repress) I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Awaiting Repress)

    Along with The Beach Boys, the legendary Brian Wilson, the rock and roll genius and ambassador of time honored classic rock and popular song, invented and helped shape the California sound for the entire world to enjoy for over 50 years. His distinct vision and musical imagery for The Beach Boys truly made them one of the first rock bands in history to sell multi-platinum and gold albums to millions of fans around the globe.


    In 1996, Brian Wilson and long-time admirer superstar producer Don Was collaborated on what was to become a much applauded project in Wilsons long time solo career. Pre-dating his own Smile album release by several years, I Just Wasnt Made For These Times was a soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary which went on to receive several Emmy and Sundance nominations during the films initial run at the theater and on the Disney Channel.


    Organically recorded with its minimalistic approach, Don Was reached for and delivered the soulful side of Brian Wilson. For this masterwork, Brian performs a number of his classic Beach Boys hits like The Warmth Of The Sun, Do It Again (featuring daughters Carnie and Wendy Wilson) and album track treasures like Meant For You from Friends, Til I Die from Surfs Up and of course the Pet Sounds classic Caroline, No.


    For this album, Brian Wilson also included some of his later solo hits like Love And Mercy, Melt Away and a very rare home studio demo of Still I Dream Of It, plus even more Beach Boys classics like This Whole World from Sunflower.


    In an effort to continually offer the consummate music fan with the greatest recordings of all time, Friday Music proudly presents for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Brian Wilsons classic masterpiece I Just Wasnt Made For These Times.


    Impeccably mastered from the original MCA Records tapes by long time Beach Boy friend and associate Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, I Just Wasnt Made For These Times is a brilliant recording for the audiophile vinyl domain.


    In addition to the wonderful music contained on this stunning release, to celebrate this limited edition album, Friday Music is also including a wonderful gatefold cover which features the original artwork elements from the compact disc release, rare photographs, as well as Don Was' recollections and Brian Wilsons special notes from the original artwork.

    1. Meant For You (originally from The Beach Boys Friends)
    2. This Whole World (originally from The Beach Boys Sunflower)
    3. Caroline, No (originally from The Beach Boys Pet Sounds)
    4. Let The Wind Blow (originally from The Beach Boys Wild Honey)
    5. Love And Mercy (originally from Brian Wilson)
    6. Do It Again (originally from The Beach Boys 20/20)
    7. The Warmth Of The Sun (originally from The Beach Boys Shut Down Vol. 2)
    8. Wonderful (originally from The Beach Boys Smiley Smile)
    9. Still I Dream Of It (unreleased 1976 demo)
    10. Melt Away (originally from Brian Wilson)
    11. 'Til I Die (originally from Surfs Up)
    Brian Wilson
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Pacific Ocean Blue Pacific Ocean Blue Quick View

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    Pacific Ocean Blue

    Import

    At first a somewhat un-noticed Wilson brother at the beginning of the Beach Boys' career, Dennis Wilson later matured into an excellent songwriter, producer, and vocalist. His heartfelt ballads and pop gems contributed heavily to the Beach Boys' late 60's and early 70's output.


    A 'target' of female enthusiasm, Dennis was assigned lead vocals for a few early novelty songs: Little Girl (You're My Miss America), Surfers Rule, and This Car of Mine. His first hit came in 1965 when Do You Wanna Dance opened the The Beach Boys Today! album and cracked the Top 20.


    After the high peaks and deep valleys of the Beach Boys career during the late '60s, Dennis began writing songs (Little Bird, Be Still) for 1968's 'Friends'. Throughout the early '70s, Beach Boys fans counted on at least two Dennis songs on each LP, often tender ballads. He made his first attempt at a solo album as early as 1970, but quietly released only one single. He started to work again in 1975, recording with friend and producer Gregg Jakobsen during 1976 to complete Pacific Ocean Blue.


    Though Dennis had started to work on his second album (provisionally titled 'Bamboo') even before the release of Pacific Ocean Blue, increasing problems caused several holdups.


    In late 1983 Wilson drowned while diving around his boat in Marina del Ray, CA. Pacific Ocean Blue is his only complete solo effort released to the public and we're pleased to offer it in audiophile quality!


    * 180 grams audiophile vinyl

    * Gatefold sleeve

    1. River Song
    2. What's Wrong
    3. Moonshine
    4. Friday Night
    5. Dreamer
    6. Thoughts of You
    7. Time
    8. You and I
    9. Pacific Ocean Blues
    10. Farewell My Friend
    11. Rainbows
    12. End of the Show
    Dennis Wilson
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • No Pier Pressure No Pier Pressure Quick View

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    No Pier Pressure

    New Album Features Collaborations with Beach Boys Bandmates, Kacey Musgraves, fun.'s Nate Ruess, She & Him's Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, and Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian


    He is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most gifted and influential composers of the past 50 years. For the release of his 11th solo studio album, titled No Pier Pressure, Wilson has returned to Capitol Records, his original label home with The Beach Boys.


    For the No Pier Pressure sessions, Brian Wilson reunited with longtime collaborator Joe Thomas, with whom he co-produced The Beach Boys' No. 3 Billboard album That's Why God Made The Radio for the iconic band's 50th anniversary reunion in 2012. In addition, Wilson was joined at Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios by talented musicians he personally invited to record with him, including his former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, as well as Kacey Musgraves, fun.'s Nate Ruess, She & Him's Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian, and trumpet master Mark Isham. Wilson has also brought in session all-stars Don Was, Jim Keltner, Dean Parks, and Kenny Aronoff. Members of Wilson's longtime touring band, including Scott Bennett, Paul Mertens, Darian Sahanaja, and Probyn Gregory also participated in the sessions, along with Matt Jardine, son of Al Jardine, and former bandmate Jeffrey Foskett.


    Wilson and Thomas began collaborating on the new songs during The Beach Boys' whirlwind 50th anniversary activities throughout 2012, a banner year for the band which also included a GRAMMY® Award win for Brian for The Beach Boys' long-awaited SMiLE Sessions release. He told family, friends, and journalists around the world that he looked forward to returning to the studio when he got back home to California.


    Always most inspired when creativity is given time and space to freely flow, Wilson initially envisioned the sessions for his new album with The Beach Boys in mind, but that was not to be. Wanting to find the right voices to complete his vision, Wilson saw an opportunity to finally become hip with his kids and recruited some amazing young vocalists who have been inspired by his music to do the job.


    Throughout his iconic career, Wilson has brought ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others. For more than 50 years, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from Wilson's imagination into glorious song.


    Camped out at Ocean Way, Wilson took a fluid, woodshedding approach to the recording process, deftly tailoring the vocal and instrumental parts and arrangements to each participant. Wilson worked to hone the arrangements, often assembling pieces from various takes, a signature style of recording he has enjoyed since his earliest sessions with The Beach Boys. In fact, several of the songs were written during the recording process.


    Brian Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin' Safari, that same year. The band's initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, and 1966's Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. Wilson's innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including "I Get Around," "California Girls," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," and the No. 1 smash "Good Vibrations" made The Beach Boys America's preeminent band of the 1960s.


    Brian Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 10 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the '60s, Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE, which reached Billboard's Top 20 and earned him his first GRAMMY® Award for a recording. Wilson won his second GRAMMY Award® for producing The Beach Boys' acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. Wilson has also performed major, sold-out SMiLE and Pet Sounds tours in recent years with his own band. Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a UK Music Hall of Fame inductee. As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY® Award in 2001.

    LP 1
    1. This Beautiful Day
    2. Runaway Dancer [featuring Sebu Simonian]
    3. What Ever Happened [featuring Al Jardine and David Marks]
    4. On The Island [featuring She & Him]
    5. Our Special Love [featuring Peter Hollens]
    6. The Right Time [featuring Al Jardine and David Marks]
    7. Guess You Had To Be There [featuring Kacey Musgraves]
    8. Tell Me Why [featuring Al Jardine]


    LP 2
    1. Sail Away [featuring Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine]
    2. One Kind Of Love
    3. Saturday Night [featuring Nate Ruess]
    4. The Last Song
    5. Half Moon Bay
    6. Don't Worry
    7. I'm Feeling Sad
    8. Somewhere Quiet

    Brian Wilson
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Unleash The Love Unleash The Love Quick View

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    Unleash The Love

    Solo Album Of Mike Love Co-Founder Of The Beach Boys


    2x Vinyl - One With Originals And One With Beach Boys Re-Records


    Featuring Mark Mcgrath And John Stamos


    Grammy® Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member,
    Michael Edward Love, grew up under the Southern California sun where
    he soaked up a life of music, surf, sand and sport. Beginning his singing
    career as a teenager, Mike along with his cousin, Brian Wilson, frequently
    sang at family get-togethers and holiday gatherings. These early influences
    served as the inspiration to form the legendary group, THE BEACH BOYS,
    which originally consisted of Mike and his cousins, Brian, Dennis, and
    Carl Wilson along with neighbor David Marks and High School friend
    Alan Jardine.


    Throughout his career, Mike has co-authored more than a dozen Top 10
    Singles, cementing The Beach Boys legacy, alongside The Beatles and
    Michael Jackson, as the only artists to have produced twelve Top 10
    Singles, within 5 years.

    LP 1
    1. All The Love In Paris (feat. David Koz)
    2. Getcha Back (feat. John Stamos)
    3. Daybreak Over The Ocean
    4. I Don't Wanna Know
    5. Too Cruel
    6. Crescent Moon
    7. Cool Head, Warm Heart
    8. Pisces Brothers
    9. Unleash The Love
    10. Ram Raj
    11. 10,000 Years Ago (feat. John Stamos)
    12. Only One Earth
    13. Make Love Not War


    LP 2
    1. California Girls
    2. Do It Again (feat. Mark McGrath and John Stamos)
    3. Help Me Rhonda
    4. I Get Around
    5. Warmth Of The Sun (feat. Ambha Love)
    6. Brian's Back
    7. Kiss Me Baby
    8. Darlin'
    9. Wild Honey (feat. John Cowsill)
    10. Wouldn't It Be Nice
    11. Good Vibrations
    12. Fun Fun Fun

    Mike Love
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    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Cocktail- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Cocktail- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Quick View

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    Cocktail- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


    The Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl Series Begins!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation - #1 Album In 1988


    Features #1 Smash Hits Kokomo By The Beach Boys And Don't Worry Be Happy By Bobby Mcferrin


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Elektra Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    1988 was a big year for a huge blockbuster movie called Cocktail. Its success truly
    made way for a number one soundtrack companion LP, which road to the top of both the
    sales and airplay charts with multiple format hit records for over a year.


    The Tom Cruise movie featured some of the biggest songs of the day including The
    Beach Boys # 1 worldwide smash hit single Kokomo as well as Bobby McFerrin's # 1 Don't
    Worry Be Happy, which also featured the late great Robin Williams in the music video that
    promoted the upbeat novelty tune.


    As with our continuing expansion into the original movie soundtrack genres, Friday
    Music is very proud to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
    Cocktail - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. This mega movie soundtrack rock classic
    comes with all of the great tunes you remember like John Mellencamp's stellar version
    of Buddy Holly's Rave On, The Fabulous Thunderbirds Powerful Stuff, Ry Cooder's blues
    workout of Elvis Presley's All Shook Up, and the original Specialty Records smash top chart
    version of Little Richard's Tutti Frutti.


    This stunning album is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Jefferson
    Starship/Brian Wilson) from the Elektra tapes and includes the original LP sized artwork,
    not seen since its original 1988 release.


    Cocktail Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Another rock soundtrack classic from
    your friends at Friday Music


    Way Down In Kokomo

    1. Wild Again (Starship)
    2. Powerful Stuff (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
    3. Since When (Robbie Nevil)
    4. Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
    5. Hippy Hippy Shake (The Georgia Satellites)
    6. Kokomo (The Beach Boys)
    7. Rave On (John Mellencamp)
    8. All Shook Up (Ry Cooder)
    9. Oh I Love You So (Preston Smith)
    10. Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
    Various Artists
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  • Born Under Saturn Born Under Saturn Quick View

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    Born Under Saturn


    Double Heavyweight LP Housed In Gatefold Jacket With Full Color Printed Inner-Sleeves


    Ribbon Music is excited to announce the release of Django Django's sophomore album,
    Born Under Saturn. This new collection of songs is the work of a confident and experienced
    band pushing beyond their DIY roots; it expands on the slippery, indefinable nature of their selftitled
    debut, applying all of its giddy art-rock imagination only across a much larger canvas.


    Django Django - producer/drummer Dave Maclean, bassist Jim Dixon, guitarist Vinnie Neff and
    keyboardist Tommy Grace - met at art school. They took their time evolving a unique openminded
    sound in which every influence is welcome yet remains clutter free.


    Like before, Django Django are oblivious to genre rules. You'll find Beach Boys harmonies and
    Link Wray riffs crisscrossing with house music pianos, classical keyboard flourishes with Jamaican
    and African rhythms, and all of it flows. Truly, Born Under Saturn finds magic in the unexplored
    spaces between genres.


    Underneath it all lies an undeniable knack for a hook, but as pop music this collection of songs
    is keenly intelligent. Tracks like the radio-friendly 'Shake & Tremble' ripple muscular guitar riffs
    before dissolving into harmonic choral bliss. Standout, 'Reflections,' builds pulsing piano house
    before surprising with a knockout clarinet solo - something you won't hear on any other rock
    record this year! The album fascinates with ambition, and pulls it off with pop aplomb.

    1. Giant
    2. Shake & Tremble
    3. Found You
    4. First Light
    5. Pause Repeat
    6. Reflections
    7. Vibrations
    8. Shot Down
    9. High Moom
    10. Beginning To Fade
    11. Falling Apart
    12. Life We Know
    Django Django
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    Forget The Mantra

    Nightlands is the recording project of Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Dave Hartley. The music he creates in his bedroom is itself a bed of delicate, chiming strings and bubbling synths beneath a blanket of choral vocal arrangements. Its dreamy in the literal sense, the seeds for the album were sown when Hartley began archiving musical ideas that occurred in his sleep with a simple bedside tape recorder. As a result his debut album Forget the Mantra is, in essence, a field recording of Hartleys dreams, a travel journal through pop music and a collection of psych-hymns from the first human lunar colony. The songs sound both huge and intimate, breathy and cavernous like massive echoes of a faraway concert. Its the big, shadow music from just across the lake.



    The album deals with themes of anxiety, fear and the limits of concentration. Therein, it mines Hartleys personal history as often as it does influences The Beach Boys, The Traveling Wilburys and Hawkwind. Side A pulses with layers of tom tom drums on wide-open standout slow jam 300 Clouds and nimbly-picked acoustic melodies on Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge), like Crosby, Stills & Nash gone comsic-kraut. The songs roll and gallop then stop to breathe, always exhaling with what sounds like a thousand voices. Through its experimental back half, reminiscent of Bowies Low or Kate Bushs The Ninth Wave from Hounds of Love, full of vocal samples from Hartleys real life, the more pop-leaning front end is given greater context, like a close study of a plants blossom before traveling down through its root architecture.



    Hartley, who for years has been a prolific sideman in many Philadelphia ensembles (most notably The War on Drugs), laid these songs to tape on a Tascam 388 iover several months, inviting friends along for feedback and ultimately, some additional tracking.

    1. Forget the Mantra
    2. 300 Clouds
    3. Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge)
    4. God What Have I
    5. 'Til I Die
    6. Glass Vacuum
    7. A Walk in Cheong, 1969
    8. WFMS, 1993
    9. Longways Homebound, 2010
    10. Slowtrain
    11. Fly, Neanderthal
    Nightlands
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    Time Takes Time


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl First Time Vinyl In North America


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Records


    Manufactured On Limited Edition Translucent Green Vinyl At R.T.I.


    First Time Gatefold Cover


    Often considered one of his finest albums since the classic Ringo Lp from 1973, Time Takes Time would become one of the Ringo Starr's most loved works and one of the finer rock recordings of 1992. Featuring the hit single Weight Of The World, Time Takes Time would be the centerpiece of this Beatle's highly successful All Starr Band tour later that year and beyond.


    Whenever the legendary Ringo Starr makes a record, there's always a little help from his superstar friends like producers Jeff Lynne, Don Was, Peter Asher and the late Phil Ramone, who all contributed their studio expertise into making Time Takes Time the stellar work that it is.


    Along with musicians the caliber of The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, the late great Harry Nilsson, Steely Dan's Jeff Baxter, and alternate rockers Jellyfish, Time Takes Time would soon become one of the more important albums of the year. While the hit single Weight Of The World became a Ringo Starr fan favorite immediately upon its release, more classics abounded as the rockin' Jeff Lynne produced classic Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go truly shines.


    More heartfelt classics like All In The Name Of Love and the magical Don't Know A Thing About Love (penned by Heartbreaker Stan Lynch), as well as The Posie's Golden Blunders truly made this a wonderful listen from start to finish. As CD's were the format of choice in 1992, this fine recording was only released for a short time only in most parts of the world until now ..


    Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time North American vinyl release of the Ringo Starr classic Time Takes Time. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, this amazing Lp also receives a first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Green Vinyl release. Pressed at R.T.I., for a limited time, this super fine Ringo Starr album will also be housed in a first time gatefold cover which includes rare photos and lyrics not seen in years.

    1. Weight Of The World
    2. Don't Know A Thing About Love
    3. Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go

    4. Golden Blunders
    5. All In The Name Of Love
    6. After All These Years
    7. I Don't Believe You
    8. Runaways
    9. In A Heart Beat
    10. What Goes Around
    Ringo Starr
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    Blue Hawaii (Colored Vinyl)

    Celebrating 5 Decades Of His Biggest Soundtrack Ever!


    Elvis Presley's Historic #1 Chart Topping Masterpiece Blue Hawaii


    180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl And Gatefold Album Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso. Pressed at R.T.I


    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. As a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.


    Over the next three decades, Elvis Presley would release dozens of hit albums and tons of smash singles, spend time in the Army, star in over 35 top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all time.


    In 1961, his career ignited even further thanks to his highly successful Blue Hawaii movie and companion multi-million selling soundtrack album. Already gaining popularity in thanks to two chart single smashes Can't Help Falling in Love and Rock-A-Hula Baby , this masterwork soundtrack album also included a treasure trove of Elvis Presley tracks that captured a very great time in the musical history of this iconic legend. As the movie would become a major box office smash, The King kept his audience wanting more as the LP would go on to become the biggest soundtrack album of his career and one of the biggest soundtracks of the sixties. Even more hits abound with the sensational classic Hawaiian Wedding Song , the blues rocker Beach Boy Blues , and the powerful title track Blue Hawaii.


    All in all, thirteen huge Presley smash recordings, all on one sensational album. In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King of Rock and Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time limited edition 180 Gram Translucent Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Records classic Blue Hawaii by Elvis Presley.


    We are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., this new blue vinyl limited edition of Blue Hawaii will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For this exclusive release, we are also including a stellar gatefold album artwork presentation. We are also enclosing a poly inner sleeve to help keep your limited edition Elvis vinyl album in mint shape.


    Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent BLUE vinyl is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music.

    1. Blue Hawaii
    2. Almost Always True
    3. Aloha Oe
    4. No More
    5. Can't Help Falling in Love
    6. Rock-A-Hula Baby
    7. Moonlight Swim
    8. Ku-u-i-po
    9. Ito Eats
    10. Slicin' Sand
    11. Hawaiian Sunset
    12. Beach Boy Blues
    13. Island of Love
    14. Hawaiian Wedding Song
    Elvis Presley
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    Runt

    TODD RUNDGREN'S DEBUT MASTERWORK!!!!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the original Bearsville Records tapes


    As founding member of the premiere late sixties power pop rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter
    and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey with success as one of the music
    industry's most prolific and celebrated rock artists.
    His first solo album Runt showed a dazzling array of songs, displaying not only his rock and roll side but ventures into
    jazz, R&B, eastern and blues. With help from his friends Hunt and Tony Sales, the power trio nailed one of the finest albums
    of the classic rock era and also catapulted Todd Rundren's marquee as a singer/songwriter with his smash hit single We
    Gotta Get You A Woman.


    Ever the rock journeyman, Todd Rundgren had already produced, mixed or played on albums by legendary recording
    artists like The Band and Paul Butterfield. Always called on to bring his musical genius for others, his initial hit recordings
    that make up the Runt album show how versatile and important the artist is. Check out his burning guitar riffs on album
    opener Broke Down And Busted or the gritty country blues feel of Once Burned, plus the New York funk/jazz of I'm In The
    Clique, three fan favorites that truly have stood the test of time.
    Known to write a hit ballad more than a few times in his career, Todd goes on record early here with one of his finest
    tracks ever with his brilliant Believe In Me. Followed closely by his masterpiece We Gotta Get You A Woman, even more pop
    sounds continue with his classic medley Baby Let's Swing/The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands, and the haunting
    Beach Boys/Gregorian Chant feel of There Are No Words.


    This amazing album hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to announce
    for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren debut masterwork Runt. As a first installment
    in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will also be presented for a short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original inner sleeve artwork, not seen in decades.
    Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Cheap Trick, Hall
    & Oates) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, the Runt album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums
    released this year.


    Todd Rundgren Runt A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first time
    180 Gram Vinyl and Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true .From your friends at Friday Music
    Stay tuned for more Todd Rundgren and Utopia original Bearsville Records and Warner Bros. Records audiophile recordings
    from Friday Music.

    1. Broke Down And Busted
    2. Believe In Me
    3. We Gotta Get You A Woman
    4. Who's That Man?
    5. Once Burned
    6. Devil's Bite
    7. I'm In The Clique
    8. There Are No Words
    9. Baby Let's Swing/The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands
    10. Birthday Carol
    Todd Rundgren
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    Chicago VII


    The Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of The Legendary #1 Chicago VII - First Time Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago!


    Chicago VII was another huge multiplatinum plus #1 smash for Chicago and a stunning return to the double LP
    format for this brilliant band. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm (lead vocals/keyboards),
    Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the legendary horns of Lee Loughnane (trumpet),
    Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds), James Pankow (trombone) plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago VII is
    undoubtedly one of their biggest selling albums and is also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog.


    Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like (I've Been) Searchin' So Long and Call On Me, their seventh album
    was filled with more smashes like the power driver Robert Lamm smash Lifesaver, the funk rocker Woman Don't Want
    To Love Me and the Chicago/Beach Boys duet smash hit single Wishing You Were Here.


    The wonderful 2 LP release also features a fine array of long band workouts on instrumentals which feature each
    bandmate laying down some serious grooves on tunes like Hanky Panky, Aire and Prelude To Aire, which of course
    feature the horn work of the founders Lee Loughnane, Walter Parazaider and James Pankow.


    Several of the fine tunes on this well-crafted album also feature the sorely missed vocals and guitar of Terry
    Kath, where he truly shines on tracks like the progressive jazz rock infused Song Of The Evergreens and the stunning
    Byblos, both of which make this fine album even more of a treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.


    Peter Cetera shines vocally throughout on the LP as well, especially on the hit acoustic ballad sounds of Happy
    Man. While being one of the more signature songs from this collection, the tune also was known for its false start
    making it one of Chicago's more collectable rarities if you were lucky to own the original vinyl version from 1974.
    It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of Chicago VII has been available that is until now!


    Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with their masterpiece Chicago VII. Mastered impeccably from the original Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday
    Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, with the supervision of Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is
    truly a thrilling first time audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in gatefold style for the
    first time since it was released in 1974, complete with the great music you will always remember from this historic
    release.


    Chicago VII from Chicago on impeccable first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends
    at Friday Music I've Been Searchin' So Long

    LP 1
    1. Prelude To Aire
    2. Aire
    3. Devil's Sweet
    4. Italian From New York
    5. Hanky Panky
    6. Life Saver
    7. Happy Man


    LP 2
    1. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
    2. Mongonucleosis
    3. Song Of The Evergreens
    4. Byblos
    5. Wishing You Were Here
    6. Call On Me
    7. Woman Don't Want To Love Me
    8. Skinny Boy

    Chicago
    $39.99
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    Familiar Touch

    It's been almost three years since DIANA released their critically-acclaimed LP, Perpetual Surrender. Now, the wait for new material has come to an end with the upcoming release of their second album Familiar Touch. The band have also shared the album's opening track, 'Confession' - a sharply focused example of their statement of intent, and which follows on from the previously shared 'Slipping Away'.


    Having initially conceived Perpetual Surrender as a one-off recording project, Kieran Adams (drums, drum machines, synths), Carmen Elle (guitars, vocals) and Destroyer touring band member Joseph Shabason (synths, samplers, saxophone) regrouped after a period of time that Elle describes as "learning how to be a band." Bigger, fuller and far more open and expansive, Familiar Touch takes all of Perpetual Surrender's gorgeous qualities and pushes the songs to the forefront, upping DIANA's game tremendously.


    'Miharu' is the perfect example of this: recalling the best mid-80's alt-pop, it mixes the lush soul signature of Flyte Time Productions (Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis) while delivering a massive pop chorus that liquefies into their modern production nous. "I really love the silky rub between Carmen's demure approach and Gary's [Beals, additional vocals] vibrant punctuations," Adams explains, his description also perfectly encapsulating 'Moment of Silence' - another sophisticated pop track with what Adams describes as having "a very smooth top layer" and synths that give the impression of "stretching time - being stretched thin in those moments." 'Confession' also builds upon those Jam & Lewis rhythms, with Adams describing it as sounding like the pair "if they worked with Annie Lennox."


    Where Perpetual Surrender was the unexpected success of a group of friends experimenting with different sounds, Familiar Touch is the sound of them taking those experiences and maximising themselves as a proper band. "There was a much different studio flow - we started working on things close to a year before we recorded them," says Adams. "Last time, we were obscuring what it was that we were doing - with washed out or distorted vocals, for example. With this album - particularly with the vocals - we conceptualised everything a lot more in advance and really committed to certain sounds and feelings. We tried to fight the instinct of trying to distort it."


    One thing that's clear this time around is how much more confidence DIANA have in themselves as musicians. The trio decamped to Adams' then-apartment, where the pressures of a second album and the time constraints of a regular studio were relieved. Renting their own gear, they made makeshift vocal booths of out of clothes cupboards and Star Wars sleeping bags (or "weird, fucked up musty vocal caves" as Shabason describes them). Upon listening to the record, it's hard to believe Familiar Touch was made in such a compact environment. With its emboldened production, it sits pleasingly alongside their personal influences and seminal recordings such as Prefab Sprout's Steve McQueen or Yellow Magic Orchestra's Naughty Boys.


    Mixed by Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Beach House, Grizzly Bear) and mastered by Heba Kadry, Familiar Touch is also lent a skilled hand by Thom Gill (guitars, keys, piano), Bram Gielen (bass), Vince Spilchuk (trumpet), and vocalists Robin Dann, Alanna Stuart of Bonjay and aforementioned Gary Beals - runner-up on the first season of Canadian Idol. By having the space and time to work with their new ideas on their own terms, this time around, DIANA have crafted an album that sounds unabashedly vibrant and distinctly 2016.

    1. Confession
    2. What You Get
    3. Slipping Away
    4. Moment of Silence
    5. The Coward
    6. Miharu
    7. Cry
    8. Helpless
    9. These Words
    10. Take it Over
    Diana
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    Carry Fire

    Carry Fire, Robert Plant's eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014's acclaimed lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, was produced by Plant in the west of England and Wales, at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire with additional recordings at Real World and Rockfield studios. As with lullaby, Plant is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters: John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t'bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, bendir; Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum, tambourine; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe, drum kit; and Liam Skin Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, twelve-string.


    Plant and the Space Shifters are also joined on Carry Fire by a number of special guests. Chrissie Hynde joins Plant on the duet Bluebirds Over the Mountain (written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys). Albanian cellist Redi Hasa performs on three tracks, as does the celebrated Seth Lakeman on viola and fiddle.


    Plant and the Space Shifters (which now includes Lakeman) celebrate Carry Fire's release by beginning a world tour in November 2017 starting in UK & Ireland and touring all corners of globe from thereon.


    Plant and the band spent two years on the road together supporting lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, their unique sound and vision ultimately evolving into something even more creative and powerful.


    Plant, who lived in Texas for a time before returning to his native England three years ago, together with his friends, present the songs Carry Fire, melding unusual rhythms with naturalism and smoldering power.


    It's about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation.

    LP 1
    1. The May Queen
    2. New World...
    3. Season's Song
    4. Dance With You Tonight
    5. Carving Up The World Again...A Wall And Not A Fence
    6. A Way With Words
    7. Carry Fire


    LP 2
    1. Bones Of Saints
    2. Keep It Hid
    3. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
    4. Heaven Sent

    Robert Plant
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    Allegory & Self

    Remastered Reissue Of The Classic Hyperdelic Record

    Legendary Conceptual Audiovisual Group Formed By Throbbing Gristle Co-Founder Genesis P-Orridge & Alternative TV's Alex Fergusson

    Vinyl Has Been Out Of Print Since 1988

    Guest Appearances By Dave Ball (Soft Cell), Rose Mcdowall (Strawberry Switchblade), Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson & Monte Cazazza

    Includes Psychic TV's Biggest Hit Ever, "Godstar"

    Beginning in 1982, the conceptual audiovisual troupe labeled Psychic TV set outon a multimedia journey filled with subversion, liberation, and rebellion. Materialized between Throbbing Gristle co-founder Genesis P-Orridge and AlternativeTV songwriter Alex Fergusson, Psychic TV started pulling in familiar faces with the likes of Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, Paula P-Orridge, Jhonn Balance,David Tibet, John Gosling, and countless others. While the members' previous works took root in the counterculture zeitgeist of late '70s UK punk and conceptual art, it was no longer a question of how to rebel against authority, but rather how to carefully subvert it through collective infiltration. Parallel to Psychic TV,its members formed the anti-cult faction The Temple of Psychick Youth, further propagating the Psychic TV message and vision.

    While the ensuing years saw Psychic TV's major label infection and record breaking live album release binge, it wasn't until 1988 that the band started to ready itself for a chart-friendly pop endeavor in the form of Allegory and Self.This would be the band's most notable and successful endeavor, but tragically, it would be the final songwriting collaboration between P-Orridge and Fergusson .Allegory and Self was a perfect storm of catchy pop melody along with subversive counter-culture reference and occult leanings, packaged in a perfect bundle of underground hits.

    The record's opening track "Godstar," a song gushing obsessive praise upon the fallen Rolling Stones member Brian Jones, would give the album its most notable identity. "Godstar's" melodic hooks and haunting, Phil Spector-era lyrical chant gives into to all the hallmarks of a chart-topping hit. "Just Like Arcadia"and "Being Lost" follows in similar footsteps, charging along with a somewhat whimsical Beach Boys-esque pop quality. The album also contained a sneak-peak into what direction Psychic TV was heading into going forward, apparent in the acid house number "She Was Surprised." Tracks like "Starlit Mire" and "Thee Dweller" reflect more of what the Psychic TV live experience was akin to in the '80s, aggressive and hypnotic. Altogether, Allegory and Self would stand alone as the band's signature apex from the original '80s lineup.

    1. Godstar
    2. Just Like Arcadia
    3. Southern Comfort
    4. We Kiss
    5. She Was Surprised
    6. Caresse Song
    7. Starlit Mire
    8. Thee Dweller
    9. Being Lost
    10. Baby's Gone Away
    11. Ballet Disco
    Psychic TV
    $20.99
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