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  • I Love Christmas I Love Christmas Quick View

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    I Love Christmas

    Sparkling performances of traditional and original Christmas songs by Tommy James, plus a special appearance by the original Shondells! In his illustrious career, Tommy has had 23 Gold singles, 9 Gold and Platinum albums, and has sold over 100 million records! During 1968-69 Tommy James & The Shondells sold more single records (45s) then any artist in the world, including the Beatles!
    1. I Love Christmas
    2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    3. Winter Wonderland

    4. Silent Night
    5. The Christmas Song (feat. "The Singing Toys")
    6. Born on the First Day of Christmas
    7. Little Drummer Boy
    8. Jingle Bell Rock
    9. It's Christmas Again (with original Shondells Mike Vale, Eddie Grey & Ron Rosman)
    10. Matthew 1:18 (The Birth of Jesus)
    11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    Tommy James & The Shondells
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  • 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


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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
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Ventures Christmas Album The Ventures Christmas Album Quick View

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    The Ventures Christmas Album

    As rocks biggest-selling and most influential instrumental combo, the Ventures are one of Americas most iconic bands. Long before anyone had heard of the Beatles, the Ventures influenced kids around the world to invest in electric guitars. The quartet delivered a sleek, instantly recognizable sound whose influence spread as far as Japan, where they remain bigger-than-life superstars. Having recently celebrated the groups 50th anniversary as well as their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Ventures continue to exercise a massive influence on nearly every instrumental guitar band that followed them.


    The Ventures were also one of the first rock acts to conquer the album market, selling large quantities of their LPs at a time when rock n roll was still largely a singles medium. One of the bands best-loved longplayers is The Ventures Christmas Album. Originally released in 1965, it finds the foursomefeaturing the legendary guitar-slinging frontline of Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards and Don Wilsonapplying their trademark style to a dozen familiar yuletide tunes, including Sleigh Ride, Santa Claus Is Comin to Town, Jingle Bells and White Christmas. The Ventures soup up these seasonal standards by adding snazzy guitar phrases that quote then-current rock n roll hits by the likes of the Beatles, the Searchers and Johnny Rivers, as well as a few older Ventures classics.


    In the years since its release, The Ventures Christmas Album has remained a holiday favorite, as well as one of the most popular items in the bands catalog. Tracks from the album continue to grace the radio airwaves during the holiday season, and are regularly included on Christmas-themed compilation albums. But the best way to experience these instrumental gems is on the complete original vinyl LP. Sundazed Music has mastered this vintage gem from the original analog tapes and pressed it on 180 gram vinyl, with complete original cover art.



    1. Sleigh Ride
    2. Snow Flakes
    3. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
    4. Jingle Bells
    5. Jingle Bell Rock
    6. Silver Bells
    7. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    8. Frosty, the Snowman
    9. Scrooge
    10. Blue Christmas
    11. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    12. White Christmas
    Ventures, The
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 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


    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
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Realism (Out Of Stock) Realism (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Realism (Out Of Stock)

    The Magnetic Fields' third Nonesuch disc, Realism, is the flipside to the industrial pop of Distortion, the quartet's brilliant 2008 homage to, of all things, the clangorous sound of the Jesus and Mary Chain. While Distortion was recorded quickly and noisily in the stairwells and rooms of the New York City apartment building to which singer-songwriter-bandleader Stephen Merritt was about to bid adieu for California, Realism was cut in the distortion-free environs of a Los Angeles studio, and its sound is as pristine as a plein-air painting. There are no drum kits to be heard, and the fascinatingly varied instrumentation - guitars, accordions, violins, cellos, tablas, banjos, tuba, even a smattering of mellifluous falling leaves - did not need to be plugged in. And, as with Distortion, the album credits emphasize: No Synths.


    With tongue only slightly in cheek, Merritt has taken to declaring Realism his folk album. To get the point across, there is an upbeat, sing-along number early in the set called We Are Having a Hootenany. Merritt's inspirations, however, were the orchestrated, mostly British folk of the late '60s/early '70s, which owe as much to '60s psychedelia as to traditional music, and the work of Judy Collins, who stretched the boundaries of folk with the chamber pop arrangements of such albums as In My Life and Wildflowers.


    Like Collins, Merritt favors variety and theatricality. She skipped from Jacques Brel to the Beatles; he goes from the trippy, toy-box melodies of The Dolls' Tea Party and Painted Flower to the foot-stomping rhythms of The Dada Polka. There's even a deceptively festive holiday number, Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree, featuring a lusty chorus sung in German. In content, Merritt's songs veer between longing and loneliness, desire and dismissal, romance and revenge. Reality is as distorted as ever, and the characters who populate his songs are never just plain folk.


    Along with his long-time band-mates Sam Davol, Claudia Gonson and John Woo, Merritt is joined again by vocalist Shirley Simms and accordionist Daniel Handler. Also on board: horn player Johnny Blood and violinist Ida Pearle, familiar to fans of Magnetic Fields' earlier, independently released work.

    1. You Must Be Out of Your Mind
    2. Interlude
    3. We Are Having a Hootenanny
    4. I Don't Know What to Say
    5. The Dolls' Tea Party
    6. Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
    7. Walk a Lonely Road
    8. Always Already Gone
    9. Seduced and Abandoned
    10. Better Things
    11. Painted Flower
    12. The Dada Polka
    13. From a Sinking Boat
    Magnetic Fields
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP & CD - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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