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Help!Ranked 332/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Pressed on 180 gram Vinyl
Cut from original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
Features the beautiful George Martin's 1986 stereo remix
Help! is the fifth album from The Beatles, and is also the soundtrack to their film of the same name. The album contains 12 original songs and only two covers and shows the band taking another giant foot step forward. The most string driven "Yesterday", shows McCartney's strength as a solo artist, while Lennon's "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" shows the growing influence of Bob Dylan further cementing itself into his song writing. This record also marks Lennon and McCartney using keyboards more, with the help of four track over dubbing helping to encourage more experimentation. Lennon also makes use of an acoustic rather than his standard electric guitar. Considered as one of the best Beatles albums before they dive into there dark rock phase.
A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. Treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs themselves, just polishing them up a bit.1. Help!
2. The Night Before
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
4. I Need You
5. Another Girl
6. You're Gonna Lose That Girl
7. Ticket To Ride
8. Act Naturally
9. It's Only Love
10. You Like Me Too Much
11. Tell Me What You See
12. I've Just Seen A Face
14. Dizzy Miss Lizzie$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
History: America's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)The legendary rock superstars America burst onto the rock music scene in the early-'70s with their much revered classic self-titled debut featuring A Horse With No Name which forever changed the fortunes of this very popular rock trio.
After many successful albums and top charting pop and album rock singles, Warner Bros. honored this legendary act with their first best of collection History: Americas Greatest Hits. Produced by the legendary George Martin (The Beatles), this 1976 platter was filled with a generous helping of their most popular hit singles and album tracks from many smash albums like Homecoming, Hearts and Holiday.
The 12-track masterpiece is loaded with original hit tracks like A Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair, I Need You and even more classics like Daisy Jane and Lonely People.
Being one of the most popular albums in their career, History: Americas Greatest Hits went on to collect multi-platinum accolades since its 1976 release. The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has not been available for decades, that is until now!
Friday Music presents for the very first time on audiophile vinyl, History: Americas Greatest Hits. Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (America/Doobie Brothers/Yes), this amazing rock classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Original vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like Sandman, Woman Tonight and Only In Your Heart truly resonate with the listener.
To enhance your limited edition LP, Friday Music has also included a poly bag for the much acclaimed Phil Hartmann (Saturday Night Live) album cover artwork and a poly lined sleeve for the vinyl LP.1. A Horse With No Name
2. I Need You
4. Ventura Highway
5. Dont Cross The River
6. Only In Your Heart
7. Muskrat Love
8. Tin Man
9. Lonely People
10. Sister Golden Hair
11. Daisy Jane
12. Woman Tonight$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Train A Comin'"Train A Comin" the 1995 release by Steve Earle was his first album since the "The Hard Way" five years earlier. Steve returned to basics on this all acoustic record with help from Peter Rowan, Norman Blake, Roy Huskey, and Emmylou Harris. "Train A Comin'" finds Steve mixing some of his older material written decades before, such as "Mercenary Song", with choice covers of the Beatles "I'm Looking Through You", Townes Van Zandt's "Tecumseh Valley" and The Melodians reggae classic "Rivers Of Babylon". A critical and fan favorite "Train A Comin'" is a gem and one of the best albums of Steve's career. Issued for the first time ever on vinyl with a double sided insert.1. Mystery Train Part II
2. Hometown Blues
3. Sometimes She Forgets
4. Mercenary Song
6. Tom Ames' Prayer
7. Nothin' Without You
8. Angel Is The Devil
9. I'm Looking Through You
10. Northern Winds
11. Ben McCulloch
12. Rivers Of Babylon
13. Tecumseh Valley$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WEA-6114xThe Flaming Lips and Fwends
With A Little Help From My FwendsThe band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley Cyrus, Moby,My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis,Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara,Grace Potter,Electric WÜrms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others.
All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (feat. My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost and J Mascis)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends (feat. The Flaming Lips, Black Pus and The Autumn Defense)
3. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds (feat. Miley Cyrus, Moby and The Flaming Lips)
4. Getting Better (feat. Dr. Dog and Chuck Inglish)
5. Fixing A Hole (feat. Electric Wurms)
6. She's Leaving Home (feat. Phantogram and Juliana Barwick)
7. Being For the Benefit of Mr Kite! (feat. The Flaming Lips, Maynard James Keenan and Sunbears)
8. Within You Without You (feat. Birdflower and Morgan Delt)
9. When I'm Sixty-Four (feat. The Flaming Lips and more)
10. Lovely Rita (feat. Tegan & Sara, Stardeath and White Dwarves)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (feat. Zorch, Grace Potter and more)
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - reprise (Feat. Foxygen and MGMT)
13. A Day In the Life (feat. The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-COM-2834xFever The Ghost
Zirconium MeconiumDebut full-length album from young psychedelic buzz-band. Since their formation, LA based band has toured
extensively, including tours with The Flaming Lips, Temples, Sean Lennon, and Morgan Delt. Contributed to last year's Beatles' tribute 'A Little Help From My Fwends' curated by Wayne Coyne.1. Metempsychosis
2. Rounder II
4. Peace Crimes
5. Surf's Up!...Nevermind.
6. Long Tall Stranger
9. Sun Moth
10. Vervain (Dreams of an Old Wooden Cage)
11. Equal Pedestrian
12. A Lonely Friend In Jesus$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WEA-5591xThe Flaming Lips
Oczy MlodyOczy Mlody is the Flaming Lips' follow-up to 2014's Beatles tribute album With A Little Help From My Friends, and first full-length of new material since 2013's The Terror. Singer Wayne Coyne describes the twelve tracks as sounding like "Syd Barrett meets ASAP Rocky and they get trapped in a fairy tale from the future.1. Oczy Mlody
3. There Should Be Unicorns
4. Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)
5. Nigdy Nie (Never No)
6. Galaxy I Sink
7. One Night While Hunting For Faeries and Witches and Wizards To Kill
8. Do Glowy
9. The Castle
10. Almost Home (Blisko Domu)
11. We A Family$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Oczy Mlody (Colored Vinyl)2xLP Pressed On Orange & Purple Vinyl
Oczy Mlody is the Flaming Lips' follow-up to 2014's Beatles tribute album With A Little Help From My Friends, and first full-length of new material since 2013's The Terror. Singer Wayne Coyne describes the twelve tracks as sounding like "Syd Barrett meets ASAP Rocky and they get trapped in a fairy tale from the future.LP 1
1. Oczy Mlody
3. There Should Be Unicorns
4. Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)
5. Nigdy Nie (Never No)
6. Galaxy I Sink
1. One Night While Hunting For Faeries and Witches and Wizards To Kill
2. Do Glowy
3. Listening To The Frogs With Demon Eyes
4. The Castle
5. Almost Home (Blisko Domu)
6. We A Family$39.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
September Of My Years180 Gram Vinyl Housed in a Gatefold Jacket
50th anniversary reissue and part of the 2015 Sinatra Centennial celebration. Contains "It Was A Very Good Year." Won Grammy for Album of the Year (1966), beating out Help! by the Beatles. 180 gram vinyl. Also available on vinyl: Ultimate Sinatra, A Man And His Music and Sinatra '65.1. The September Of My Years
2. How Old Am I?
3. Don't Wait Too Long
4. It Gets Lonely Early
5. This Is All I Ask
6. Last Night When We Were Young
7. The Man In The Looking Glass
8. It Was A Very Good Year
9. When The Wind Was Green
10. Hello, Young Lovers
11. I See It Now
12. Once Upon A Time
13. September Song$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Stiff Singles 1976 - 1977It was the summer of 1976 when Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies and Captain Sensible recruited guitarist and songwriter Brian James, they played their first gig supporting the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club and quickly signed to Stiff Records and began writing the very first chapter of the punk rock history books. Their debut 7" - New Rose - was written by Brian James and backed by a proto-thrash version of The Beatles' Help. It was recorded by Stiff's in-house producer, Nick Lowe and set the punk dream alight at exactly 9.00am when record shops opened for business on 22 October 1976, stealing a march on the Pistols by becoming what is widely acknowledged as the very first punk record ever released.
The band really came into their own with their second single - Neat Neat Neat - which had two cuts on the B-side, Stab Yor Back and Singalongascabies. Produced, like New Rose, by Nick Lowe, the vinyl had a message from one band member scratched in the run-out groove: "this is your captain speaking..." So what were Captain Sensible's favourite acts on Stiff, one journalist asked him in 2007? "I wasn't interested!" he insists. "It was mainly pub rock in the early days, which we despised and sneered at in our young and snotty way " After a special 7" - Stretcher Case Baby - cut to give away at gigs celebrating the band's first anniversary, they went back into the studio, this time with Pink Floyd's Nick Mason at the controls.
Third single Problem Child was written by Brian James with Rat Scabies and featured new recruit Lu Edmonds on guitar. An incendiary two minutes of the band in their prime, it failed to crack the UK top 40 but did make number 27 in NME's alternative singles chart. By the end of 1977, the Damned were ready to part with Stiff, just as Brian James and Lu Edmonds were ready to part with The Damned. Their last single was Don't Cry Wolf, backed with another Nick Mason-produced track, One Way Love.
BMG now proudly present this limited edition set comprising of 5 x 7 vinyl singles including the famed first ever punk single 'New Rose' and all the other early hits from the impressively chaotic punk quartet. All singles have been recreated with their original artwork, including the ultra-rare, previously fan club only 'Stretcher Case Baby'. These are all packed in a superb box, collaged with original press cuttings from back in the day. Also included is a Damned embroidered patch, exclusive to this boxset.7 Single 1
1. New Rose
2. Help (2018 - Remaster)
7 Single 2
1. Neat Neat Neat
3. Stab Yor Back (2017 Remastered)
7 Single 3
1. Problem Child
2. You Take My Money
7 Single 4
1. Don't Cry Wolf
2. One Way Love (2018 - Remaster)
7 Single 5
1. Stretcher Case Baby (2018 - Remaster)
2. Sick of Being Sick$59.997 Vinyl Box Set - 5 Singles Sealed Buy Now
Rubber Soul (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 5/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Sourced From the Original Master Tapes
Cut at Abbey Road Studios
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl
From a modern perspective, this is where things start to get very interesting. Breaking out of the routine of squeezing albums between touring, Rubber Soul is the result of their first extended period in the studio.
The production is open and spacious, adorned but not yet overcrowded with new instruments and ideas. The songs themselves are like little Pop Art vignettes, where the lyrics are starting to match the quality of the melodies and arrangements. Even a simple, witty rocker such as Drive My Car is played with such tight grooviness (listen to the synchronised bass and guitar) that it practically sparkles with self-amusement.
Lennon, whose personality and leadership has been strongly at the fore throughout the early Beatles, really raises his game on Rubber Soul, with such thoughtful, breakthrough classics as Norwegian Wood (which showcases Harrison on a sitar), Nowhere Man, Girl and the utterly majestic In My Life (replete with George Martin's flighty harpsichord solo), surely one of the most perfect songs ever written.
Lyrically, McCartney lags behind, but in some ways his lighter, poppier songs help keep Rubber Soul fresh and bubbly, while his melodic bass-playing takes a huge leap forward, propelling everything. There is a crisp innocence about this album, a sense of sweet delight and joyful discovery.
A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. Treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs them selves, just polishing them up a bit.1. Drive My Car
2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
3. You Won't See Me
4. Nowhere Man
5. Think For Yourself
6. The Word
8. What Goes On
10. I'm Looking Through You
11. In My Life
13. If I Needed Someone
14. Run For Your Life$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Hurdy Gurdy ManWith 1968's The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Donovan delivered one of his most full-realized works, with a psychedelic/progressive edge as well as an exotic Eastern flavor that reflects the influence of his then-recent trip with the Beatles to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-an experience that helped to inspire Donovan to renounce drug use and encourage his fans to try meditation instead of chemical consumption. While the title track introduced a heavier-sounding Donovan to AM radio listeners and became one of his biggest hit singles, the smash "Jennifer Juniper" maintains his gentle, romantic side. The album's playful experimental spirit is reflected in the innovative use of drones on such tracks as "Peregrine" and "Tangier," and in the music-hall diversion of "As I Recall It," while "A Sunny Day," "The River Song" and "The Entertaining of a Shy Girl" showcase Donovan's knack for idyllic, pastoral songcraft. Sundazed's vinyl edition of The Hurdy Gurdy Man features the album's rare, much sought-after original mono mix, doing justice to the sonic presence and creative imagination of this vintage gem.1. Hurdy Gurdy Man
3. The Entertaining of a Shy Girl
4. As I Recall It
5. Get Thy Bearings
6. Hi It's Been a Long Time
7. West Indian Lady
8. Jennifer Juniper
9. The River Song
11. A Sunny Day
12. The Sun Is a Very Magic Fellow
13. Teas$28.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
HolidayAmerica's 1974 Multi-Platinum Masterwork
First Time Audiophile Vinyl And Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes By Joe Reagoso
The legendary rock superstars America burst onto the rock music scene in the early seventies with their much revered classic debut America featuring A Horse With No Name which forever changed the fortunes of this very popular rock trio.
After three very successful albums and top charting pop and album rock singles, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek delivered their stunning masterpiece Holiday. Produced by the legendary George Martin (The Beatles), this 1974 platinum plus LP was filled with a generous helping of their most
popular hit singles and album tracks including number ones like Tin Man, Lonely People and stellar album tracks like Old Man Took, Hollywood and Another Try.
The twelve track masterwork became one of the most popular albums in America's career, as Holiday went on to collect multi-platinum accolades since its release. The original vinyl version has not been available for decades that is until now!
As another installment in our America 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, Friday Music is very honored to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Holiday by America. Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (America/Doobie Brothers/Yes), this amazing rock classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Original vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks truly resonate with the listener.
To enhance your limited edition LP, we have also included a first time gatefold cover presentation,
which include all the original song lyrics and inner sleeve artwork not seen in years. Both a poly bag for the LP cover and a poly lined sleeve are also included to protect your 180 Gram vinyl purchase for years of enjoyment.
The beautiful 180 Gram Audiophile sounds of America continue with their mega classic Holiday only from your friends at Friday Music.1. Miniature
2. Tin Man
3. Another Try
4. Lonely People
5. Glad to See You
6. Mad Dog
8. Baby It's Up to You
10. Old Man Took
11. What Does It Matter
12. In the Country$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
We're All Young TogetherNot wasting much time since The Walkmen announced their hiatus (and then reneged that announcement for a night), the band's multi-instrumentalist and co-writer Walter Martin has revealed details of his debut solo outing. Entitled We're All Young Together, the record is due out in 2014 from Family Jukebox.
The label name is especially apt as the spark for the album came when Martin's wife was pregnant with their first child. "It wasn't that I wanted to write songs to suit my new situation as a parent," Martin said in a press release. "It was more parenthood made relevant writing the kind of songs I've always loved most." He continued, "I began to imagine a record I really wanted to hear: something new and original that captured the essence of early rock 'n' roll - innocent but mischievous, romantic but funny, and unabashedly sweet."
Martin brought in the help of some big name friends for the record, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O and Nick Zinner, The National's Matt Berninger, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Alec Ounsworth, and - proving that their are no hard feelings - The Walkmen's own Hamilton Leithuaser and Matt Barrick.
Subject matter ranges from sibling similarities ("Hey Sister") to a treatise on the difference amongst The Beatles ("The Beatles (When Ringo Shook His Mop)"). Our first taste of the record, however, comes in the form of the acoustic lullaby "Sing To Me", featuring Karen O.
- Ben Kaye (Consequence Of Sound)1. We're All Young Together ft. Alec Ounsworth
2. We Like The Zoo ('Cause We're Animals Too) ft. Matt Berninger
3. I-M-A-G-I-N-A-T-I-O-N ft. Kat Edmonson
4. Rattlesnakes ft. Karen O and Nick Zinner
5. Sing To Me ft. Karen O
6. The Beatles (When Ringo Shook His Mop) ft. Hamilton Leithauser, Nick Stumpf, Josh Wise, and Matt Iwanusa
7. If I Were a Tiger ft. Martin McAlevey & Nina Dhongia
8. Costa Rica
9. Hey Sister ft. Kat Edmonson
10. It's a Dream$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wonderwall MusicRemastered From The Original Analogue Master Tapes And Cut At Capitol Studios To Ensure Exceptional Audio Quality Throughout
Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl
Released in November 1968, George Harrison's Wonderwall Music was the first solo album released by a member of The Beatles and the first LP to be released by Apple Records. The soundtrack music for director Joe Massot's debut feature-length film, Wonderwall, the predominantly instrumental album is an intricate, vibrant tapestry of Western rock music and compositions in an Indian classical style. In 1992, George recalled, "I decided to do it as a mini-anthology of Indian music, because I wanted to help turn the public on to Indian music." The booklet also includes a new essay of appreciation by the acclaimed musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawney and newly written historical notes by Kevin Howlett.1. Microbes
2. Red Lady Too
3. Tabla and Pakavaj
4. In The Park
5. Drilling a Home
6. Guru Vandana
7. Greasy Legs
9. Gat Kirwani
10. Dream Scene
11. Party Seacombe
12. Love Scene
14. Cowboy Music
15. Fantasy Sequins
16. On The Bed
17. Glass Box
18. Wonderwall To Be Here
19. Singing Om$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bobby Rush - Upstairs At United, Vol 11On February 4th, 2014, 73 year old Grammy nominated blues and R&B legend Bobby Rush added a generous helping of all analog, direct to tape, soul to Upstairs at United series. The set opens with a blistering take on the Beatles ''Come Together'' where most of the vocal is ''sung'' by the harmonica, followed by a sultry take on Otis Redding's ''Hard To Handle.'' Side two starts with a newly penned gem ''Why Do They Act Like That'' and finishes with Floyd-ish take on a Bobby Rush classic, ''2 Eyes Full of Tears.'' As traditional to the series, these recordings were done live to tape above the mechanical hum of the record presses at United Record Pressing then cut as a 45 RPM 12'' EP for the optimum listening experience.1. Come Together (Beatles)
2. Hard to Handle (Otis Redding)
3. Why Do They Act Like That
4. 2 Eyes Full of Tears$15.9912 Vinyl LP 45RPM - Sealed Buy Now
Signed, Sealed & Delivered (Braille Cover) (Pre-Order)Release Date: July 27, 2018*
Signed, Sealed & Delivered features the hit title track along with Heaven Help Us All, Never Had a Dream Come
True & Wonder's cover of The Beatles' We Can Work It Out.
In the tradition of Stevie Wonder's classic LP,
Talking Book, these this title includes Braille on the cover for the first time. They indicate the album's name & artist
to sight-challenged consumers.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1.Never Had A Dream Come True
2.We Can Work It Out
3.Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
4.Heaven Help Us All
5.You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover
7.Don't Wonder Why
8.Anything You Want Me To Do
9.I Can't Let My Heaven Walk Away
10.Joy (Takes Over Me)
11.I Gotta Have A Song
12.Something To Say$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
CodyCody isn't an album that changed everything for Joyce Manor, but Joyce Manor had to change a bit to make their album Cody. Since the release of their 2014 Epitaph debut Never Hungover Again, guitarist and singer Barry Johnson has taught himself the meditation techniques championed by the Beatles and director David Lynch, and he found he was suddenly wide open. Before, songs were labor; now they were revelations, appearing almost fully formed in his head before he had time to even catch them on a voicemail to himself.
For Cody, the band camped out in the studio for two months with producer Rob Schnapf, credited on classics by Elliott Smith, Guided By Voices, Saves The Day and Rancid, all in the Joyce Manor record collections, of course. With Schnapf's help, they'd explore deeper arrangements, new pre-production techniques, and different ways of working both together and with someone else. Johnson says, "It was the first time we really used the studio to our advantage. I felt like I could get a better grasp on what we could do. We always recorded like a punk band-go in and lay 'em down! Just get good takes! And this time we tried a lot more."
For Cody, they added new drummer Jeff Enzor to the band alongside bassist Matt Ebert and guitarist Chase Knobbe. With Rob Schnapf's able help as a de facto fifth member of the band, Joyce Manor found itself bristling with inspiration. Now more than ever, says Johnson, he felt he could trust himself and his bandmates to take the risks to make the music they wanted to make. The result is a record that dares to be humble, intimate and unapologetically human.1. Fake I.D.
3. Angel In The Snow
4. Do You Really Want To Not Get Better?
5. Last You Heard Of Me
6. Make Me Dumb
7. Over Before It Began
8. Reversing Machine
10. This Song Is A Mess But So Am I$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Singles (1966-1969)The Complete Electric Prunes Reprise-Label Singles 1966-1969
The Original Mixes From The Master Reels
The Electric Prunes perfectly bridged the edgy, fuzz-fueled garage-rock of contemporaries like the Blues Magoos and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators with a diligent, progressive studio craft reminiscent of the Beatles and Beach Boys. And now, we're extremely proud to present a deluxe Sundazed gatefold-edition double-LP set, compiling the legendary Prunes' single sides - all of which magnificently helped draw the road map of American Psychedelia, '66-69
With detailed, insightful liner notes by David Fricke, candid words from band leader James Lowe, rare photos and more, our release is sourced right from the vintage Reprise singles masters. This set features seldom-heard mixes and versions, exactly as they were originally unleashed on the band's legendary singles
So, dim the lights and turn that amp up loud - and blast into the world's first-ever vinyl collection of these mighty and intense A&B sides - it's a Prunes project twenty years in the making for us (no kidding) - and one of our most important releases ever!!LP 1
1. Ain't It Hard
2. Little Olive
3. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
5. Get Me To The World On Time
6. Are You Lovin' Me More (But Enjoying It Less)
7. Vox Wah-Wah
8. Dr. Do-Good
10. The Great Banana Hoax
11. Wind-Up Toys
12. Long Days Flight
13. The King Is In The Counting House
1. Everybody Knows You're Not In Love
2. You've Never Had It Better
5. Help Us (Our Father, Our King)
6. The Adoration
7. Hey Mr. President
8. Flowing Smoothly
10. Violent Rose
11. Love Grows
12. Fingers Keepers, Losers Weepers$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Imperial BedroomRanked 166/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Universally Hailed 1982 Pop Masterpiece Pairs Costello and Co. With Beatles Engineer Geoff Emerick
Record Topped Village Voices Pazz & Jop Critics Poll In Year of Its Original Release
Lavish Instrumentation, Involved Arrangements, and Piano-Based Melodies Frame Ambitious Songs That Address Domestic Malaise While Coming Off as Upbeat
Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Imperial Bedroom Joins Mobile Fidelitys Pristine LP Reissues of Costellos My Aim Is True, This Years Model, Armed Forces, Get Happy!!, and Almost Blue
Recorded with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, Imperial Bedroom stands as Elvis Costello and the Attractions most highly decorated traditional pop album. Boasting sumptuous arrangements, large-scale instrumentation, ambitious layers, Tin Pan Alley melodies, and orchestrated devices, the 1982 record is a testament to studio creativity and ornate production. Amidst the lavish settings beats the heart of Costellos biting, brutal lyrics that confront domestic malaise and sober emotional reflection. Its little wonder the intelligent effort took top honors in the Village Voices Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
Not that audiences back in the day ever had the privilege of hearing Imperial Bedroom at its maximum potential. Now they can. Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition 180g LP opens up the soundstages, expands the depth, and brings the genius of the grand arrangements into clear focus. In particular, the sound of the piano will have you believe that the 88s are situated right in your room, and never before has Emericks crafty sonic precision been so readily apparent. This is a huge-sounding record that demands full frequency extension and astute separation. Mobile Fidelitys reissue delivers on all fronts. You need to hear this!
Ranked in 2005 by Rolling Stone at #166 on the magazines prestigious list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Imperial Bedroom overflows with contagious pop, savvy torch, cabaret, chamber, and jazz-influenced fare. If its details you seek, then look no further. With Emerick's assistance, each tune is distinguished with painstaking sonic accents, blended rhythms, counterpoint bass lines, dazzling passages, and inventive motifs. Accordions, tremolo guitars, organs, harpsichords, marimbas, horns, and an assortment of other instruments help color the subtly dark canvases. A 40-piece orchestra graces the gorgeous And In Every Home.
Originally intended to be a stripped-down affair, Imperial Bedroom reflects Costello's migration to composing on piano as well as his listening tastes at the time: Billie Holliday, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Debussy. Intricate, expansive, and complex without ever sounding inaccessible, the record includes the now-classic Man Out of Time, Beyond Belief, and Almost Blue, the latter a ballad that Chet Baker included in his live sets until he passed away. In another stroke of brilliance, Costello used the record as an opportunity to address the melancholic changes in both his own personal situation as well as that of England, the songs functioning as smart, sometimes satirical dialogues on issues such as disenchantment, identity, and relationships.
Still considered by many the finest record released in 1982, don't pass up this extraordinary-sounding reissue.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Beyond Belief
2. Tears Before Bedtime
3. Shabby Doll
4. The Long Honeymoon
5. Man Out of Time
6. Almost Blue
7. ...And in Every Home
8. The Loved Ones
9. Human Hands
10. Kid About It
11. Little Savage
12. Boy with a Problem
13. Pidgin English
14. You Little Fool
15. Town Cryer$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bound For Glory
Previously unreleased early broadcast featuring rare versions of many early Springsteen hits!
April 1973 from The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia
By mid 1972 the rock landscape was looking decidedly dull. The search for a new Beatles or a new Dylan to re-unite the Woodstock generation and their younger siblings had come to nothing and the natives were getting restless. So when word began to filter through of new-kid-on-the-block Bruce Springsteen breaking out of home city Asbury Park, New Jersey, and playing shows nationwide that reconfirmed audiences faith in the redemptive power of rock n roll, hope began to restore. Bruce had signed a recording deal with Columbia in mid-72 and had been working on his debut record since. Greetings From Asbury Park saw the light of day in early 73, and within the week Springsteen, with a little help from three of the soon to be named East Street Band, were performing their first ever radio broadcast, aired on Boston's WBCN FM. A quite remarkable performance ensued with Bruce and the boys in excellent humour and fine form as they played a terrific set, although remarkably including just one cut from Greetings. The show was an intimate affair without an audience but gave listeners their first glimpse into Springsteen's infectious personality, enormous enthusiasm and unique sense of humour. It also drove home the message that here was an artist who could prove to be the new messiah, with songs that quite beggared belief. The second show featured on this LP is Bruce's very first broadcast from the Main Point venue in Bryn Mawr, just outside Philadelphia - the venue at which Bruce's most prestigious and highly regarded broadcast was made, the astonishing 1975 gig that has also recently been released. This April 1973 set differs widely from the January 73 show as the full band (drummer Vini Lopez joins proceedings) rock out, and comparisons with the largely acoustic Boston broadcast remain fascinating. That was pretty good, Bruce is heard to mutter as the final track of this broadcast draws to a close - providing the perfect understatement for the burgeoning talent heard maturing in these two broadcasts, and equally for the shows themselves, as just one listen to this remarkable LP will testify.LP1 - Live broadcast on WBCN-FM BOSTON 9th Jan 1973
1. Satin Doll
2. Bishop Danced
3. Circus Story
4. Song For Orphans
5. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
LP2 - Live broadcast on WMMR-FM PHILADELPHIA 24th
6. New York Song
7. Circus Story
8. Spirit In The Sky
9. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
10. Santa Ana
12. Thundercrack$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
On Stage - February 1970The Elvis Presley - Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!!!
Celebrating His Landmark Live Album - Over 10 Million Sold Worldwide
The Wonder Of Elvis Recorded Live At The International Hotel In Las Vegas
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - Black & Blue Swirl Vinyl
First Time Gatefold Cover Art & First Time 24 x 24 Striking Poster Insert
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering In Hollywood, CA
Pressed At R.T.I.
Features The Number One Single The Wonder Of You & More Smash Hits: Polk Salad Annie, Sweet Caroline, Runaway, Let It Be Me, Proud Mary
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, forever etching "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!
Throughout the late 60's into the early 70's, Elvis returned triumphantly to the stage and would go on to perform his hits in front of tens of thousands of Elvis fans every year until his untimely passing in 1977. It's no secret that his shows in Las Vegas were second to none. The whole world wanted to get a glimpse of the genius superstar powerhouse performances and RCA was lucky to be rolling tape in and recorded his On Stage-February 1970 Lp during appearances at the International Hotel.
Ever proving that he was always on top of his game, the amazing album featured his number one hit single The Wonder Of You as well as a treasure trove of his most important live renditions of Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline, CCR's Proud Mary and the funk soul vibe of Tony Joe White's classic Polk Salad Annie.
The blockbuster 1970 release soon went on to achieve gold and platinum status and become one of his most memorable live albums in his huge arsenal of masterful albums. Thanks to more great hits like his Release Me, his vocal prowess on the rocker See See Rider and of course the soul drenched Beatles classic Yesterday, these live performances of Elvis Presley were just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the framework of hit singles at the time and album tracks that spanned his later career.
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 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic On Stage - February 1970 by Elvis Presley. As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured for a very limited time at R.T.I. on first time black and blue swirl vinyl, Elvis Presley's On Stage - February 1970 will be a much-anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
We are also including first-time gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1970 artwork elements and a super rare 24 x 24 poster, truly enhancing your Elvis Presley listening hours. As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.
Elvis Presley's On Stage - February 1970 A history making rock album from an historic legend, an audiophile dream release from your friends at Friday Music.1. See See Rider
2. Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
3. Sweet Caroline
5. The Wonder Of You
6. Polk Salad Annie
8. Proud Mary
9. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
10. Let It Be Me (Je T'Appartiens)$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Spirit Electricity: LiveSeeing the legendary Bad Brains live is an incredible experience, and over four separate live albums, the band has never really been able to capture that experience perfectly on record...but Spirit Electricity comes close. Anchored by the bands best reggae song, The Youth Are Getting Restless, which clocks in at nearly eight minutes, the disc captures both sides of Bad Brains -- the punk legends and the lifelong reggae fans...with both sides heavily steeped in Rasta philosophy. A combined reggae cover of The Beatles' Day Tripper and the Rolling Stones' She's a Rainbow is the other gem here. The cover, a live favorite, is yet another example of how distinctive the Bad Brains sound...even if they're playing someone else's music. Guitarist Dr. Know really shines on the reggae songs, using his jazz-fusion background and unique style of rhythm playing to beautify what would otherwise be fairly harsh songs. The punk side of things is pretty righteous as well. The version of their standard Banned in D.C. found here is arguably the best recording the band has ever made, and the one-two punch of Return to Heaven and Let Me Help that kicks off the disc is incredible. Next time the band has a reunion tour (seems to happen every few years), check 'em out. If you can't do that, this is the next best thing. reggae-reviews.com1. Return to Heaven
2. Let Me Help
3. Day Tripper/ Shes a Rainbow
4. Banned in DC
6. Youth are Getting Restless$15.9910 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite40th Anniversary of the Historic #1 LP/Televised 1973 Concert!
Mastered by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the Original RCA Records Tapes & Manufactured at RTI!
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early-'50s, and 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. The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single "Heartbreak Hotel" forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name.
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 1968, his career ignited even further thanks to his Elvis TV Special on NBC and another series of hit singles and career making albums like his country soul smash From Elvis In Memphis.
As the '70s began, Elvis was selling out shows all around the country and began to plan out a series of groundbreaking performances in Hawaii. His show on January 14, 1973 was broadcast live via satellite across over forty countries and would become the most watched televised event by a solo artist in history. It's been said that over one billion viewers enjoyed his incredible concert! The show was choreographed and staged like nothing ever before and featured a multitude of musicians, the Hawaiian Islands, the appreciative and excited audience, and of course, The King Of Rock And Roll himself Elvis Presley.
The multi-platinum Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite set also was a blockbuster as it hit the top #1 spot on the charts in 1973, making this one of the biggest albums of his career as well as one of the most revered live concert albums of all time proving once again Elvis Presley's career was unlike any other in music history. This live masterpiece takes off with the Memphis blues rocker "See See Rider" and his huge '70 hit "Burning Love." He follows these up with his tip of the hat to his friends The Beatles with the soulful balladry of "Something." More of Elvis' own favorites follow with the Hank Williams' ballad "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and his rockin' interpretation of Chuck Berry's classic "Johnny B. Goode."
The album also features a nice helping of solid Elvis top chart hits like "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog," "A Big Hunk Of Love" and his smash single interpretation of James Taylor's "Steamroller Blues." As a tribute to his Hawaii audience, the ever thoughtful King Of Rock And Roll closed the show with his masterpiece "Can't Help Falling In Love" from his film Blue Hawaii. In total, the album showcases a very historic Elvis Presley performance which has truly gone onto become the definitive live concert album in his amazing catalog of hit gold and platinum recordings.
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 limited edition 40th Anniversary deluxe two album 180 gram audiophile vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite by Elvis Presley. As they further continue their exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, they are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original stereophonic RCA Victor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., the 40th Anniversary Edition of Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
- Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar, piano)
- The Sweet Inspirations (vocals)
- J.D. Sumner and The Stamps (vocals)
- Kathy Westmoreland (vocals)
- Ron Tutt (drums)
- James Burton (guitar)
- Jerry Scheff (bass)
- Glen Hardin (keyboards)
- Charlie Hodge (vocals)LP1
1. Introduction: Also sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)
2. See See Rider
3. Burning Love
5. You Gave Me A Mountain
6. Steamroller Blues
7. My Way
8. Love Me
9. Johnny B. Goode
10. It's Over
11. Blue Suede Shoes
12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
13. I Can't Stop Loving You
14. Hound Dog
1. What Now My Love
3. Welcome To My World
4. Suspicious Minds
5. Introductions By Elvis
6. I'll Remember You
7. Medley: Long Tall Sally/A Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On
8. An American Trilogy
9. A Big Hunk O' Love
10. Can't Help Falling In Love$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
FencesNew Album Produced By John Vanderslice (Spoon, The Mountain Goats, Samantha Crain)
Mastered By Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson's Thriller, Dr. Dre's The Chronic, Carole King's Tapestry)
180-Gram Vinyl Pressed By Quality Record Pressing
Vinyl Lacquers Were Cut Directly From Analog Tape
Fences is something new for our band Bombadil. It is more than just an album; it is a new path, a reset after several challenging years. The path began in January 2015, when a longtime member of Bombadil unexpectedly left our band. Daniel Michalak and I sat down to discuss our next steps. It was a time for soul searching. A duo of a bassist and drummer did not feel like a band. Moving forward seemed daunting, but we both felt like there was more to say with the band. We wanted to make music. So we began simply by making some. Writing and recording the Still Bombadil EP was fun. A fast and dirty exploration of a creative idea, no room for fiddling, deadline looming. Our last album, Hold On, had not been like that. It had been an ordeal.
Daniel suggested composing songs using guitar instrumentals our old bandmate Bryan Rahija had written, and of limiting ourselves to a small palette for the next album: guitar, piano, upright bass, harmony vocals. The goal was to make a folk record, something easy to understand, something beautiful. He shared a demo for "Binoculars" and I loved it. It was simple, elegant. We added it to the live set almost immediately. Daniel continued writing, focusing on guitar, harmony, and emotion. The songs inconveniently had no drums (what was I going to play?!). He instead wrote parts for me to sing and we began collaborating on composing tunes with a similar approach. "Fence" was written together at a friends house in Crozet, Virginia to kill time on tour. An old song of mine, "Long Life," was revived and extended. Percussion parts started to show up. Daniel's commitment to songwriting continued to inspire, a new demo was in my inbox almost weekly. Daniel enlisted the help of an old friend and data scientist, Nasir Bhanpuri, to analyze the success of our old catalog of songs and make suggestions to guide our writing and arranging. It was an experiment that pushed us to take the songs further than we might have in the past. In part, we were throwing ideas at the wall to see what would stick, but we were also searching for something new, actively trying to push ourselves to new creative heights.
We kept the Bombadil ship moving by accepting all shows, searching for more opportunities to play. We found wonderful people to tour in our band. There were good shows. There were bad ones, too. I learned to be a lead singer on the fly and on stage (with the help of an encouraging septuagenarian opera singer). And we kept writing, practicing, and recording. In July 2015, Stacy Harden sent me an email inquiring if we needed a musician. In his audition, he played through songs like he had been in the band all along. He even knew the harmonies. He had grown up a fan of the band, singing along in the car. In October, Stacy and I drove our equipment across the country for a West Coast tour in a four-day sprint and listened to every song the Beatles recorded. His easy-going spirit was infectious, his presence made the band more fun and more inspiring. We had found our man. "What's So Great About You" was the first collaboration between this new trio, and we started to discover what a new version of our band sounded like.
In January 2016, the three of us left North Carolina for Littleton, Massachusetts to spend several weeks at a friend's farmhouse. We recorded all day long, cooked together, spent our breaks around a roaring wood stove carefully tended to by Daniel. The resulting demo recordings gave us a roadmap to follow. Our label, Ramseur Records, suggested a producer, a departure after self-recording our last three records. John Vanderslice was given the demos and was enthusiastic about the material. He insisted that we listen closely to Paul Simon's first record. He told us the songs needed a sense of danger, that our demos felt like we were being too careful, and that the songs needed more percussion. John is opinionated, talented, and inspirational. And most of all, making the record with him over 12 days in September 2016 at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco was easy. And fun. And fast. We used only analog equipment, recording to tape through high-end vintage equipment. Bryan came to play his guitar parts (which by this point Stacy had learned for live performances of the material). The recordings were all first takes, new ideas were quickly embraced, mistakes were left alone as intention, very little artificial reverb was used but John's concrete echo chamber was used extensively. We hoped to catch lightning in a bottle and I think that we did.
To me, Fences represents the journey of the last two years. It is the discovery of a group voice, the willingness to explore collaboration between old friends, and an openness to let new voices into the fold. It is something I am proud to have been a part of and am excited to share with the world. To me, it is an example of the power and positivity of collaboration, of a group of human beings working diligently on a shared vision. If nothing else, I can say that we tried as hard as we possibly could. I can't wait to do it again.
Thank you for listening,
James Phillips/Bombadil1. What's So Great About You
2. Not Those Kind of People
4. Math and Love
7. Good News Sadie
8. I Could Make You So Happy
9. Long Life
10. Is This Danger
11. No Snow in the Valley$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now