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  • The Early Vinyl (Box Set) (Very Limited) The Early Vinyl (Box Set) (Very Limited) Quick View

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    The Early Vinyl (Box Set) (Very Limited)

    A box set bringing together the bands early albums Youth & Young Manhood, Aha Shake Heartbreak, Because of The Times, and a 4th LP made up of unreleased studio and live tracks picked by the band themselves. Also includes a 20 page booklet and a collectible poster.
    LP1 - Youth & Young Manhood
    1. Red Morning Light
    2. Happy Alone
    3. Wasted Time
    4. Joe's Head
    5. Trani
    6. California Waiting
    7. Spiral Staircase
    8. Molly's Chambers
    9. Genius
    10. Dusty
    11. Holy Roller Novocaine
    12. Talihina Sky


    LP2 - Aha Shake Heartbreak
    1. Slow Night, So Long
    2. King of the Rodeo
    3. Taper Jean Girl
    4. Pistol of Fire
    5. Milk
    6. The Bucket
    7. Soft
    8. Razz
    9. Day Old Blues
    10. Four Kicks
    11. Velvet Snow
    12. Rememo
    13. Where Nobody Knows


    LP3 - Because of the Times
    1. Knocked Up
    2. Charmer
    3. On Call
    4. McFearless
    5. Black Thumbnail
    6. My Party
    7. True Love Way
    8. Ragoo
    9. Fans
    10. The Runner
    11. Trunk
    12. Camaro
    13. Arizona


    LP4 - Rarely


    Side A - Studio
    1. California
    2. Molly's Hangover
    3. Head to Toe
    4. Woo Hoo
    5. My Third House


    Side B - Live
    6. Happy Alone
    7. Genius
    8. Wicker Chair
    9. Razz
    10. Joe's Head
    11. Tani

    Kings Of Leon
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    Just Because

    ATO Records has signed The Belle Brigade and will release the band's
    new album, Just Because, in 2014. Barbara and Ethan Gruska -
    the Los Angeles-based siblings who founded the band - recorded the album with engineer/co-producer Shawn Everett. Bram Inscore and Blake Mills,
    who also performed on The Belle Brigade's debut album, joined them in the studio and they once again enlisted the mastering talents of the legendary
    Bob Ludwig.


    The Belle Brigade's self-titled debut (co-produced with Matthew Wilder) was hailed as one of the best albums of 2011 by PASTE. Ann Powers, writing for
    the Los Angeles Times, took note of the memorable voices and considerable charisma within songs that gleam with hooks and pour over with earnest
    emotion" while Newsday praised the album's "sun-kissed '70s SoCal sound" and SPIN observed, "The brother and sister team from LA, bring beautiful
    harmonies to their quirky folk rock."


    The two gifted songwriters - who find inspiration in the works of Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Harry Nilsson, to name a few -
    penned 10 songs for Just Because, writing some together and others independently. The music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop
    harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara's drums and Ethan's guitars. Ethan has recorded as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist
    for many Los Angeles-based artists and Barbara is a sought-after drummer who has played with Fiona Apple, Jenny Lewis, Benji Hughes
    and many others.

    1. Ashes
    2. When Everything Was What It Was
    3. Likely To Use Something
    4. Be Like Him
    5. Miss You In My Life
    6. How I See It
    7. Not The One
    8. Metropolis
    9. Everything For A Stone
    10. Back Where You Began
    The Belle Brigade
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  • I Speak Because I Can I Speak Because I Can Quick View

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    I Speak Because I Can

    Ribbon Music is pleased to announce deluxe re-issues of Laura Marlings first two critically acclaimed albums; Alas I Cannot Swim and I Speak Because I Can on LP. I Speak Because I Can was the self assured second album from the young British singer/songwriter, originally released in 2010. The album was produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright) and featured backing vocals from Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons).


    Since her emergence onto the London music scene in 2007 Laura Marling has steadily secured her position as one of the most exciting musical talents of her generation. By the tender age of 21 she has already won a BRIT award and been nominated for the UK Mercury Music prize twice. While so many artists of any age attempt to locate their inner child, Marling with a sometime steely gaze, measures the prerogatives of youth against the looming realities of adulthood, the specter of mortality, the betrayals of love, the balm of sex, the yearning for companionship, the need for independence. As the Times Of London recently posited, Who else is making music as ambitious, as haunting, as centuries-straddling, as thought provoking and artistically tenacious as this? And the answer is: nobody. No, really. Not a soul.


    Marling, who started out, briefly but auspiciously, with a stint in the group Noah and the Whale, was a mere 16 when she independently released her first singles and almost immediately gained serious stature as a key figure on Britains burgeoning young folk scene, alongside such artists and friends as singer/actor Johnny Flynn and Mumford & Sons. The two startlingly self-assured albums that followed, Alas I Cannot Swim (2008) and I Speak Because I Can (2010), brought the self-effacing and relatively shy Marling an extraordinary level of acclaim in her homeland, with each of them in turn being nominated for the U.K.s prestigious Mercury Prize. Remastered on 180g vinyl with deluxe gatefold packaging.

    1. Devils Spoke
    2. Made By Maid
    3. Rambling Man
    4. Blackberry Stone
    5. Alpha Shallows
    6. Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)
    7. Hope In The Air
    8. What He Wrote
    9. Darkness Descends
    10. I Speak Because I Can
    Laura Marling
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    I Care Because You Do

    Reissue Of Third Album, Originally Released In 1995


    The Crowning Achievement In The Aphex Twin Canon


    First-Ever Domestic Vinyl Edition


    ...I Care Because You Do is the third studio album Richard D. James recorded under the Aphex Twin moniker and marks the end of his initial analog era. It's also the crowning achievement in the Aphex Twin canon. Veering from his previous acid house, ambient and general techno undertakings, James builds compositions out of lengthy and intricate drum machine loops, elaborately layered analog synths and intermittent string pieces. The final product comes off like a Replicant dance-party. Never one to take his art too seriously, James infuses ...I Care Because You Do with in-jokes and innuendos. "Ventolin," named after an asthma medicine, is one of the harshest tracks on the album and features a high-pitch frequency that mimics symptoms of tinnitus; "Alberto Balsalm" is named for a British line of hair care products; "Come On You Slags" samples dialog from a pornographic film. Additionally, several of the song titles are anagrams: Aphex Twin is reworked as "Wax the Nip", The Aphex Twin morphs into "The Waxen Pith," "Wet Tip Hen Ax," and "Next Heap With," and Richard David James becomes "Acrid Avid Jam Shred." ...I Care Because You Do's equal infatuation with hip-hop rhythms and melodic counterpoint provides an effective bridge between his pioneering early releases and the cunning explorations of his later work. As much as the front cover self-portrait captures a snapshot of the artist's own image, the music inside provides a glimpse of an artist on the cusp of an invigorating new period of sound experimentation, but still producing his unique blend of melancholy and aggression at an elite level. Generally seen as one of the quintessential IDM releases of all time (and once named by Q Magazine as one of the top 20 loudest albums of all time), the album finds a middle ground between Phillip Glass and the Wu-Tang Clan. Fans of either will not be disappointed.

    1. Acrid Avid Jam Shred
    2. The Waxen pith
    3. Wax the nip.
    4. Icct Hedral (edit)
    5. VENTOLIN (Video Version.)
    6. COME ON, YOU SLAGS!
    7. Start as you Mean to go on
    8. Wet tip hen ax
    9. mookid.
    10. Alberto Balsalm
    11. cow cud is a twin.
    12. next heap with.
    Aphex Twin
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    New Roman Times


    Expanded Reissue Of 2004 Reunion Album


    Contains Four Previously Unissued Tracks


    New Artwork Features Liner Notes From CVB's
    David Lowery


    Camper Van Beethoven reunited in 2000
    and even recorded and released a pair of
    records, but it was 2004's New Roman Times that
    was the "official" document of the band's reformation.
    The band's David Lowery states in his liner notes, that it
    was "the one that got all the press and fanfare. And it was a
    good thing, because it was an extremely ambitious record."


    Omnivore Recordings is proud to celebrate New Roman Times
    by presenting an expanded reissue on double
    LP. Released in conjunction with the band,
    and following in the footsteps of last year's Omnivore reissues
    of Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart and Key Lime Pie, New Roman Times
    features new artwork, extensive notes from Lowery and four
    previously unissued tracks culled from the sessions.
    This definitive edition of Camper Van Beethoven's
    "sci-fi alternate-reality rock opera" not only brings the
    fan favorite to vinyl for the first time, but expands
    and presents all formats in a way that proves
    these are indeed New Roman Times!


    All hail, Camper!

    1. Prelude
    2. Sons Of The New Golden West
    3. 51-7
    4. White Fluffy Clouds
    5. That Gum You Like Is Back In Style
    6. Might Makes Right
    7. Militia Song
    8. R 'n' R Uzbekistan
    9. Sons Of The New Golden West (Reprise)
    10. New Roman Times
    11. The Poppies Of Balmorhea
    12. The Long Plastic Hallway
    13. I Am Talking To This Flower
    14. Come Out
    15. Los Tigres Traficantes
    16. I Hate This Part Of Texas
    17. Hippy Chix
    18. Civil Disobedience
    19. Discotheque CVB
    20. Hey Brother
    Previously Unissued Bonus Tracks:
    21. Los Tigres Dub
    22. Alien Ghost Song
    23. It's Gonna Rain
    24. Might Makes Right Dub
    Camper Van Beethoven
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  • Hard Times Are Relative (Pre-Order) Hard Times Are Relative (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Hard Times Are Relative (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*

    Our favorite songs are like one-night stands: passionate or sad, capable of recalling moments with Proustian power. Our favorite artists are lifelong companions: fixtures we turn to for comfort and highs.


    Over the last two decades, Jason Boland and the Stragglers have delivered and become both.


    "We've always just wanted to entertain ourselves and put out music that would be a part of people's lives, not just something passing to them," says Boland. "We want to be something more monolithic." He pauses and grins as he adds, "We're just a social experiment at this point."


    Boland is talking about the deep body of work he's created with his band of jangly honky-tonk aces, the Stragglers--Grant Tracy on bass; drummer and background vocalist Brad Rice; Nick Worley on fiddle, mandolin, and harmonies; and Cody Angel on guitar and pedal steel. Fronted and co-founded by Boland with Tracy and Rice, the band has featured only a handful of other members over the last 20 years, all of whom--whether they're currently Stragglers or not--are like brothers. As they've independently sold more than half a million albums, the outfit has packed iconic dancehalls, theaters, and other big rooms across the country.


    With their new record Hard Times are Relative, Boland and the Stragglers stack the smart, road-ready outlaw country longtime fans have come to expect alongside creative risks that flirt with punk and psychedelic sounds. The 10-song collection is a rare blend of instantly gratifying and rewarding of closer listens--a definitively Stragglers accomplishment. "It's an upbeat album--a lot of fast songs, but it doesn't try to be fast," Boland says with characteristic insight. "It just sits in the pocket."


    No one has combined Woody Guthrie's conscience with Waylon Jenning's panache quite like Boland and the Stragglers. Since debuting in 1999 with the Lloyd Maines-produced Pearl Snaps, the band has matured without taming their refreshing irreverence. "We always joke that we try to take as much as we can from Lloyd and apply it to producing our own records," Boland says. "We've worked with him so many times. The most obvious thing he taught us is: just be musical. Don't hammer through the songs like a garage band all the time."


    That mix of subtle musical sophistication and unruly Oklahoma junkyard pedigree has resulted in some of the best independent honky tonk in recent memory. "You just have to be where you are--keep plugging away and doing the best you can at any moment," Boland says, reflecting on their career thus far. "For a bunch of slackers [like us], that's not too terribly tough."


    Co-produced by the Stragglers, David Percefull, and Adam Odor, Hard Times are Relative is the band's ninth studio record. All songs were recorded live to tape and without the use of any computers--now a Stragglers' hallmark. Upbeat steel guitar kicks off album opener "I Don't Deserve You" before Boland's signature baritone thunders in, smooth and stronger than ever. When fellow sly honky-tonk champ Sunny Sweeney joins him in out-front harmonies, the two become the rootsy dream team you never knew you always wanted.


    The album's title track is a masterpiece: an epic story song about a young orphaned brother and sister depending on the land and one another. Rich details layered over strings paint a scene that's compelling and lush. The song has become one of Boland's favorites. "Folk music is hard to write. Country music is hard to write," he says, reflecting on the difficulty of spinning a long tale while keeping it simple and engaging. "When you hit your own little tuning fork in your head, that one is a hard sell, even to me. But I enjoy that song."


    "Right Where I Began" sounds like vintage Stragglers: clever wordplay and muscly guitars ready for two-steppers. Fiddle and vocal showcase "Searching for You" shows off Rice's and Worley's harmonies that are downright divine. Crunchy guitars drive "Dee Dee OD'd" as Boland offers another round of wry observations. Easy gem "Going Going Gone" makes a solid argument for fiddle in rock-and-roll as Boland deftly turns a baseball metaphor into a classic leaving song.


    Gorgeous waltz "Do You Remember When" bemoans some of modern life's emphasis on disposability and the dismissal of heritage. Rollicking "Tattoo of a Bruise" picks up the same idea, and is tongue-in-cheek country doo-wop, fueled by fiddle, steel, and drums. "I'm not judging anybody," Boland clarifies. "Our music has always called it like we see it, right or wrong, smarter or dumber."


    Praise for the past but acknowledgement of nostalgia's limitations is a career-long theme for Boland, and one that this record continues to carry. "We don't want to lose the chili recipes and the Schroeder Halls because people are moving on to faster, louder, and newer," he says. "But instead of just hemming and hawing, remembering what's old and gone, we want to have new experiences within those frameworks--make memories with what's left of the good stuff."


    With lines like "Empty pockets don't mean you need money / It's just another place to put your hands / And focus on that rock you've been kicking / One day it's going to be a grain of sand," "Predestined" challenges listeners as it soothes. The song is a lyrical victory for Boland, who's long-since become a master of distilling heady ideas into digestible nuggets.


    Penned by Oklahoma music godfather Randy Crouch, "Grandfather's Theme" serves as the album's climactic closer. Attacked with psychedelic ferocity by the band, the song picks up the record's recurring concepts of the ground's insistence on shifting, inevitability, and our complex relationship with the past. Stripped down as Boland sings, the song soars off into a trippy, robust jam-band send-off--a serious triumph especially considering it's a defiantly analog recording. "We're fighting the digital world because they can make it so huge," Boland says, discussing the balancing act of filling out songs while letting them breathe. "I'm really proud if what we did."


    As he mulls over where the Stragglers have been and where they're headed, Boland comes back to one idea over and over again: he and his band are who they are, and with that genuineness comes grit, beauty, and staying power. "We're fortunate that we're not trying to fool anybody," he says. "That's what it comes down to. We're all loners but somehow a team. Now that I can look at it all, I can see: it's been fun."


    Here's to the next 20 years.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. I Don't Deserve You
    2. Hard Times Are Relative
    3. Right Where I Began
    4. Searching For You
    5. Do You Remember When
    6. Dee Dee OD'd
    7. Going Going Gone
    8. Tattoo of a Bruise
    9. Predestined
    10. Grandfather's Theme
    Jason Boland & The Stragglers
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    Part Time Love

    There were so many competent records coming out of Memphis that any burgeoning greatness can only be detected by a careful listening. Ann Peebles deserves that kind of extra care.
    Her style is so subtle and economical that the fi ner qualities of her talents might be passed
    over as being merely competent. This would be a crime because little Ann has so very much
    to offer.


    Ann stresses the melody (rather than rhythm for its own sake). This is not to say she can't
    sing funky; she can and does very effectively. It just means Ann shines extra brightly on the
    slower bluesy numbers. For example "Give Me Some Credit" is such a moving lament, filtering faint traces of early Smokey Robinson and the album's two most tender cuts, "I Still Love
    You" and "Steal Away" are the places where Ann Peebles makes such a great impression.
    These are the kinds of song that become "personal" classics.


    Ann sings seven up-tempo numbers on which she illustrates her tight, full-bodied voice and
    shows why she's presently way up on R & B charts all over the country. Her renditions of "It's
    Your Thing," "Part Time Love," and "Make Me Yours" are unfettered delights.


    Ann Peebles goes past the apparent and into the sublime. She stands beyond the predictably
    competent. And you know that's where it's at.

    1. Part Time Love
    2. I'll Get Along
    3. I Still Love You
    4. Make Me Yours
    5. It's Your Thing
    6. Generation Gap Between Us
    7. Crazy About You Baby
    8. Give Me Some Credit
    9. Steal Away
    10. Solid Foundation
    Ann Peebles
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  • Time Is A Riddle Time Is A Riddle Quick View

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    Time Is A Riddle

    I made an album that I was mostly proud of. But the process was hard and process matters to me. It colors the final work with a subtle significance. So now I look back with a bemused frown. Because all I remember is the process. And the process was too hard.

    When it came time to move on, things needed to change. I wanted control of the process back. I wanted to be small again. Big can be good, but big can be brittle. And small packs a punch when you can be nimble.

    So wrote Luke Sital-Singh in July 2015. He typeset his words using metal type and an old printing press, each sentence on a new line, no full stops required. It was a pause, a moment of reflection on the events of the preceding couple of years, specifically the release of his compromised debut album, 'The Fire Inside', the slightly bitter fruits of an ill-starred major label relationship. It was also a personal manifesto, a quiet, internal rallying cry. And it was a nice bit of writing, thought through and pored over and carefully presented. That's how he rolls. He rolls his own.

    Eighteen months on - he wasn't going to rush - comes 'Time Is A Riddle', that second album Sital-Singh was determined to make solely on his terms. No interference, no scheduling issues, nor elaborate musicianship, nothing big or brittle. Just care, and effort, and time well spent - values he shares with the Slow Movement to which he subscribes, and with the crafts people up and down the country with whom the musician has some special projects planned. It's a lovely record of self-written songs, a crafted distillation of the ideas and tastes that have been percolating through Sital-Singh since he was a teenager in suburban southwest London.

    1. Still
    2. Oh My God
    3. Until the Night Is Done
    4. Rough Diamond Falls
    5. Nowhere's Home
    6. Cynic
    7. Innocence
    8. Time Is a Riddle
    9. Hunger
    10. Killing Me
    11. Slow Down
    Luke Sital-Singh
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  • It's Monk's Time (Speakers Corner) It's Monk's Time (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    It's Monk's Time (Speakers Corner)

    With its three compositions by Thelonious Monk, one might call this LP from 1964 "3 Standards and 3 Monks". The 'High Priest' of bebop had reached a further pinnacle in his career and performed with his fantastic, skilful and well-rehearsed quartet at numerous festivals and concerts. As if in a dream, the musicians penetrate the apparently simple yet rhythmically complicated themes, interrupted again and again by Monk's solo escapades on the piano. On the stage, Monk often stood up and jigged around the piano like a lumbering dancing bear, with one of his distinctive hats on his head; he plonks down on the piano stool after the Charlie Rouse solo; his enormous feet tap back and forth to the beat; he constantly fiddles with the ring on his finger; and he creates the most wonderful improvisations ever heard with his 'false' fingering.


    Calling all jazz fans: Listen to Thelonious Monk, and you will have a ball - most especially if you put this super disc with the promising title "It's Monks Time" on your turntable!



    Musicians:



    • Thelonious Monk (piano)

    • Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone)

    • Butch Warren (bass)

    • Ben Riley (drums)

    • Teo Macero (producer)


    Recording: January - March 1964

    Production: Teo Macero



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Lulu's Back In Town
    2. Memories Of You
    3. Stuffy Turkey
    4. Brake's Sake
    5. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    6. Shuffle Soil
    Thelonious Monk
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  • The Right Time (Pure Pleasure) The Right Time (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Right Time (Pure Pleasure)

    I first heard Etta James as a young teenager when she had a hit with Tell Mama, a tune that has easily stood the test of time. She recorded this album a quarter-century later and sounded even better.

    For The Right Time she returns to the Muscle Shoals studio where she recorded Tell Mama, this time with producer Jerry Wexler, and it's an outstanding match. She hits nary a forced or false note and is backed with a stellar band that includes saxophonist Hank Crawford, guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Willie Weeks. They plow ahead like a great offensive line blocking for an all-star running back -- one who isn't afraid to lower the shoulder and knock somebody over.

    There's plenty of manufactured emotion on records, but you won't find any of it here. Etta just rocks naturally. It's like sitting next to a seasoned story teller in full command of the narrative. Nothing for you to do but sit back, close your eyes and listen.

    A sign of great singers for me is how they put a stamp on songs that have been done many times. In that regard, Etta makes Love and Happiness and Ninety And A Half Won't Do her own. She tears up The Night Time Is the Right Time with the help of Crawford's sax. Of course she has the blues well covered, my personal favorite being Down Home Blues, and flashes her humorous side with the trash-talking Wet Match. She hits any note she wants without straining and with total conviction.

    But all the songs are top-notch. The best advice for anyone reading this is to just pick up the album and discover the old-school glory of Etta James. - Tyler Smith

    Musicians:

    • Etta James (vocal)
    • Lucky Peterson (organ, guitar)
    • Steve Cropper, Doug Bartenfeld (guitar)
    • Hank Crawford (alto saxophone)
    • Jim Horn (bassoon)
    • Gary Armstrong (trumpet)
    • Kirk 'Jelly Roll' Johnson (harmonica)
    • Clayton Ivey (piano)
    • Frank Crawford (synthesizer)
    • David Hood(bass)
    • Steve Ferrone, Roger Hawkins (drums)

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. I Sing The Blues
    2. Love And Happiness
    3. Evening Of Love
    4. Wet Match
    5. You're Taking Up Another Man's Place
    6. Give It Up (Duet With Steve Winwood)
    7. Let It Rock
    8. Ninety Nine And A Half (Won't Do)
    9. You've Got Me
    10. Nighttime Is The Right Time
    11. Down Home Blues
    Etta James
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  • Once Upon A Time At King Tubby's (Awaiting Repress) Once Upon A Time At King Tubby's (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Once Upon A Time At King Tubby's (Awaiting Repress)

    Never Before Released On Vinyl

    All of those things happened up at Tubby's - Bunny Lee

    'Once Upon A Time At King Tubby's' captures from start to finish the full story of the most well-known, and certainly the wittiest, of all the wars of words that the highly competitive Kingston recording scene ever produced. I Roy and Prince Jazzbo were the principal players aided and abetted along the way by an assorted bunch of onlookers and minor characters who all helped the drama to unfold. Bunny 'Striker' Lee was the catalyst that started this particular schism and the producer of all but one of the tracks.

    Ever the entrepreneur 'Striker' hit the musical jackpot once again as he goaded both artists into making records that went 'straight to the head'. What had begun as a joke grew into an entire series of seven-inch singles that set the Jamaican recording scene alight in the mid-seventies. All but one of the tracks on this set were voiced and mixed at King Tubby's Waterhouse studio; I Roy voiced 'Padlock' at Channel One because the competition a get so crabbit and this gave veteran vocalist Derrick Morgan an opportunity to enter the fray. Johnny Clarke, Dirty Harry and Prince Far I also make cameo appearances.

    Insults and 'head' games are nothing new in Jamaican music but this album is the first to ever compile all the tracks from one of the best examples ever of these feuds here remastered and complete with full sleeve notes featuring interviews with the main protagonists.

    1. Do You Love Me? - Johnny Clarke
    2. Straight To Jazzbo's Head - I Roy
    3. Straight To Jazzbo's Head (Version) - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    4. Straight To I Roy's Head - Prince Jazzbo
    5. Straight To I Roy's Head (Version) - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    6. Padlock - I Roy
    7. Padlock Version - The Revolutionaries
    8. Gal Boy I Roy - Prince Jazzbo
    9. The Roots of Dub - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    10. Jazzbo Have Fe Run - I Roy
    11. Jazzbo Have Fe Run (Version) - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    12. I Roy The Chiney Commer Around - Derrick Morgan
    13. Straight To I Roy's Big Mouth - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    14. Straight To Derrick Morgan's Head - I Roy
    15. Straight To Trico Lee's Head - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    Various Artists
    $19.99
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    Right Place Wrong Time (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    This recording session was not released until five years after it was done. One can imagine the tapes practically smoldering in their cases, the music is so hot. Sorry, there is nothing 'wrong' about this blues album at all. Otis Rush was a great blues expander, a man whose guitar playing was in every molecule pure blues. On his solos on this album he strips the idea of the blues down to very simple gestures (i.e., a bent string, but bent in such a subtle way that the seasoned blues listener will be surprised). As a performer he opens up the blues form with his chord progressions and use of horn sections, the latter instrumentation again added in a wonderfully spare manner, bringing to mind a master painter working certain parts of a canvas in order to bring in more light. Blues fans who get tired of the same old song structures, riff, and rhythms should be delighted with most of Rush's output, and this one is among his best. Sometimes all he does to make a song sound unlike any blues one has ever heard is just a small thing -- a chord moving up when one expects it go down, for example. The production is particularly skilled, and the fact that Capitol Records turned this session down after originally producing it can only be reasonably accepted when combined with other decisions this label has made, such as turning down the Doors because singer Jim Morrison had »no charisma«. This record doesn't mess around at all. The first track takes off like the man they fire out of a cannon at the end of a circus, a perceived climax swaggeringly representing just the beginning, after all. Some of the finest tracks are the ones that go longer than five minutes, allowing the players room to stretch. And that means more of Rush's great guitar playing, of course. For the final track he leaves the blues behind completely for a moving cover version of Rainy Night in Georgia by Tony Joe White.


    Musicians:



    • Otis Rush (vocal, guitar)

    • Doug Killmer, John Kahn (bass)

    • Hart McNee (alto saxophone)

    • John Wilmeth (trumpet)

    • Ron Stallings (tenor saxophone)

    • Fred Burton (guitar)

    • Mark Naftalin (piano)

    • Ira Kamin (organ)

    • Bob Jones (drums)




    Recording: February 1971 at Wally Heider's Studio, San Francisco

    Production: Nick Gravenites and Otis Rush



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Tore Up
    2. Right Place, Wrong Time
    3. Easy Go
    4. Three Times A Fool
    5. Rainy Night In Georgia
    6. Natural Ball
    7. I Wonder Why
    8. Your Turn To Cry
    9. Lonely Man
    10. Take A Look Behind
    Otis Rush
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    By The Time It Gets Dark (Pure Pleasure)

    Hi Folks,

    Hard to believe it's been 30 years since the release of "By The Time It Gets Dark" in 1987. There's been a lot of water under the bridge since then and how time flies when you're busy and having a good time! As it's always been one of my favorite albums I felt that it deserved to be revisited to celebrate its 30th anniversary. With that in mind, we sent the old 24 track tapes to be baked (a process to preserve them) allowing us to do a complete remix and remaster the album. We enlisted the services of my great friend and sound engineer Billy Robinson to do the job and I'm delighted with the outcome - it sounds great, even if I say so myself! We added a few bits where needed and I'm happy to see it being released on vinyl again.

    It's been a nice journey revisiting that time and remembering the sights and sounds of life back then.

    As we listened closely to some of the tracks, the beautiful voice of Mandy Murphy came through and I felt so sad that she passed away, so young, last year. I wish to dedicate this release to her memory.

    Mary Black - January 2017

    Musicians:

    • Mary Black (vocal)
    • Pat Crowley (synthesizer, piano, accordian, vocal)
    • Declan Sinnott (synthesizer, guitar, vocal)
    • Carl Geraghty (soprano saxophone)
    • Garvan Gallagher (bass)
    • Noel Bridgeman (congo, percussion)

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. By The Time It Gets Dark

    2. Schooldays Over

    3. Once In A Very Blue Moon

    4. Farewell Farewell

    5. Sparks Might Fly

    6. Katie

    7. Leaving The Land

    8. There Is A Time

    9. Jamie
    10. Leaboys Lassie

    11. Trying To Get The Balance Right
    12. Moon River
    Mary Black
    $34.99
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    Rarely

    Now Available on Remastered 180 Gram Gatefold Double LP


    Rarities Hand-Picked by the Band


    Includes Limited Edition Poster


    In the past decade, there have been plenty of bands hawked as the one to save rock music and radio from the doldrums it's sat in for far too long. But few were agreed upon quite like Kings of Leon, whose Southern and blues influences, coupled with some alternative sensibilities and an arena-worthy sound, made them one of the hottest bands in the world of late. And this December, RCA is set to celebrate their path to "hottest band" status with The Early Vinyl, a lavish, seven-LP box set chronicling the first four years of their career.


    Features remastered, double-vinyl editions of the band's first three albums, Youth and Young Manhood (2003), Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004) and Because of the Times (2007), as well as Rarely, a bonus LP of studio and live rarities, including four live performances making their debut on any format.

    Housed in a beautiful, numbered lift-off box, the set also includes a 20-page book featuring liner notes by Austin Scaggs along with rare art and photos from the band's early years.

    LP 1
    1. Slow Night, So Long
    2. King Of The Rodeo
    3. Taper Jean Girl
    4. Pistol Of Fire
    5. Milk
    6. The Bucket


    LP 2
    1. Soft
    2. Razz
    3. Day Old Blues
    4. Four Kicks
    5. Velvet Snow
    6. Rememo
    7. Where Nobody Knows

    Kings Of Leon
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    Collectors' Items


    Special Vinyl Reissue In A Series Of Special 2014 Releases Commemorating The 65th Anniversary Of Prestige Records And The 90th Birthday Of Legendary
    Recording Engineer Rudy Van Gelder


    Originally released in 1956, Collectors' Items consists of two studio sessions recorded over roughly three years, with a menagerie of musicians taking
    part. Because of the amount of time between each session (1953 and 1956), fans will get an intimate peek into the artistic maturation of the esteemed
    artists who took part in the recordings. Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker (who recorded under the name "Charlie Chan" to avoid contractual issues while
    under a rival label), Paul Chambers, Art Taylor and Tommy Flanagan were just some of the names who joined Davis in the studio. Collectors' Items opens
    the studio doors to listeners, allowing them to take part in a moment-Charlie Parker trying out a new King tenor sax; Miles Davis informally improvising;
    the band recording "Round About Midnight" at six PM, due to the studio closing down for the night. Ira Gitler's liner notes recall details like this-adding
    dimension and a context to the album's tracks. This is most definitely a Collectors' Item for any jazz fan.

    1. The Serpent's Tooth [Take 1]
    2. The Serpent's Tooth [Take 2]
    3. 'Round Midnight
    4. Compulsion
    5. No Line
    6. Vierd Blues
    7. In Your Own Sweet Way
    Miles Davis
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    The Neon Demon Soundtrack


    Two 180-Gram Vinyl - One Blue And One Green


    Milan Records will release THE NEON DEMON - Original Motion Picture soundtrack. The album features the film's original score by Cliff Martinez (DRIVE, TV's THE KNICK), the original track "Waving Goodbye" performed by Sia, and two songs by Julian Winding ("Mine" performed by Sweet Tempest and "The Demon Dance"). The film is the third collaboration between Martinez and director Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES).


    THE NEON DEMON is a story about an aspiring model, Jesse (played by Elle Fanning) who moved to Los Angeles to chase her dreams. Her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she does. The film also stars Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Jena Malone. This is the third Nicolas Winding Refn film Martinez has a part of, first with DRIVE and secondly with ONLY GOD FORGIVES marking it as another trifecta of perfection for the duo.


    Perhaps it is because of his time in the punk scene that Cliff Martinez's approach to scoring is nontraditional. His scores tend towards being stark and sparse, utilizing a modern tonal palette to paint the backdrop for films that are often dark, psychological stories like PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1990), THE LIMEY (2009) WONDERLAND (2003), WICKER PARK (2004), and DRIVE (2011). Martinez has been nominated for a Grammy Award (Steven Soderbergh's TRAFFIC), a Cesar Award (Xavier Giannoli's A L'origine), and a Broadcast Film Critics Award (DRIVE).


    LP 1
    1. Neon Demon
    2. Mine - Sweet Tempest
    3. The Demon Dance - Julian Winding
    4. What Are You?
    5. Don't Forget Me When You're Famous
    6. Gold Paint Shoot
    7. Take Off Your Shoes
    8. Ruby At The Morgue
    9. Jesse Sneaks Into Her Room
    10. Real Lolita Rides Again
    11. Messenger Walks Among Us
    12. Runway


    LP 2
    1. Take Her To Measurements
    2. Who Wants Sour Milk
    3. I Would Never Say You're Fat
    4. Thank God You're Awake Remix
    5. Kinky
    6. Ruby's Close Up
    7. Lipstick Drawing
    8. Something's In My Room
    9. Are We Having A Party
    10. Get Her Out Of Me
    11. Waving Goodbye - Sia

    Cliff Martinez
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    Shaolin Soul (Episode 1)

    Import


    Cut From The Original Masters


    Reissues Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of The Original Release Of "Episode 1"


    2xLP Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve With CD Included


    Legendary Deep Soul French compilations featuring many Soul classics, sometimes forgotten, which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest Hip-Hop acts.

    LP 1
    1. Ann Peebles - Troubles, Heartaches & Sadness
    2. O.V. Wright - Let's Straighten It Out
    3. The Charmels - As Long As I Got You
    4. David Porter - I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over
    5. Willie Mitchell - Groovin'
    6. Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
    7. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - You're All I Need To Get ByB
    8. The Emotions - If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)
    9. Bob James - Nautilus


    LP 2
    1. Al Green - Gotta Find A New World
    2. Syl Johnson - Don't Do It
    3. Donny Hathaway - Little Ghetto Boy (Live)
    4. Syl Johnson - Could I Be Falling In Love
    5. Wendy Rene - After Laughter (Comes Tears)
    6. Lyn Collins - Ain't No Sunshine
    7. Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black
    8. The Dramatics - In The Rain
    9. Gladys Knight & The Pips* - The Way We Were
    10. O.V. Wright - Motherless Child
    11. Booker T & The MG's (Vocal By Judy Clay) - Children Don't Get Weary
    12. Barry White Mellow Mood (Part 1)

    Various Artists
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    Shaolin Soul (Episode 2)

    Import


    Cut From The Original Masters


    Reissues Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of The Original Release Of "Episode 1"


    2xLP Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve With CD Included


    Legendary Deep Soul French compilations featuring many Soul classics, sometimes forgotten, which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest Hip-Hop acts.

    LP 1
    1. Syl Johnson - I Hear The Love Chimes
    2. Ann Peebles - I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
    3. Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters - Hard Times
    4. The Emotions - I Like It
    5. Black Ivory - I Keep Asking Your Questions
    6. Jackson 5 - Maybe Tomorrow
    7. Syl Johnson - I Hate I Walked Away
    8. Al Green - Something
    9. Eddie Holman - It's Over
    10. Montana - Warp Factor II


    LP 2
    1. Detroit Emeralds - You're Getting Too Smart
    2. Labi Siffre - I Got The (Blues)
    3. Southside Movement - I've Been Watching You
    4. The Sweet Inspirations - Why Marry?
    5. Mad Lads - Gone! The Promise Of Yesterday
    6. George Jackson - Aretha, Sing One For Me
    7. Teddy Pendergrass - Come Go With Me
    8. Syl Johnson - That's Just My Luck
    9. Al Green - Simply Beautiful

    Various Artists
    $32.99
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    Shaolin Soul (Episode 3)

    Import


    Cut From The Original Masters


    Reissues Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of The Original Release Of "Episode 1"


    2xLP Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve With CD Included


    Legendary Deep Soul French compilations featuring many Soul classics, sometimes forgotten, which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest Hip-Hop acts.

    LP 1
    1. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - Creation (Epilogue)
    2. Ann Peebles - The Handwriting Is On The Wall
    3. The Dells vs. The Dramatics - Tune Up
    4. Sydney Joe Qualls - How Can You Say Goodbye
    5. Jackie Moore - If
    6. The Supremes - It's Time To Breakdown
    7. Judy Clay - It Ain't Long Enough
    8. Barbara & The Browns - In My Heart
    9. Willie Mitchell - Mercy Mercy Mercy
    10. Joe Tex - I'll Never Do You Wrong


    LP 2
    1. The Sweet Inspirations - You Roam When You Don't Get It At Home
    2. Bobby Bland - Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
    3. B.B. King - Chains And Things
    4. Rufus Thomas - The Breakdown Part 2
    5. Freddie Waters - Groovin' On My Baby's Love
    6. David Porter - Hang On Sloopy (Single Version)
    7. Dionne Warwick - You're Gonna Need Me
    8. Ann Sexton - I'm His Wife (You're Just His Friend)
    9. The Rimshots - Takin' It
    10. The Persuasions - Gypsy Woman

    Various Artists
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    Folila

    Import


    Amadou & Mariam have long cultivated a spirit of openness that they often put into practice with musicians from all backgrounds and styles. Their journeys have allowed the couple to forge lasting friendships. M. and Vincent Segal were their guests, Keziah Jones and K'naan also interacted, the Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf and British guitarist Johnny Marr were invited to jam while Manu Chao and Damon Albarn produced them with skill. No doubt, the Malian couple's history is written in the plural suggestive of their affinities.


    Their land, Mali, is currently one of the most attractive centers of globalized music. The couple still draws from their region's inspiration, a living spring they draw from beyond their region. Such is the strength of Folila, reflecting a growing openness to the world of music. The idea was to produce two albums: a crossover in New York, centered around meetings, and the other more roots in Bamako, with guests mainly African, says Marc-Antoine Moreau, their loyal manager and artistic director, with sound engineer Antoine Halet.


    Stage one was recorded in three weeks at the Cooper Square Hotel, which accommodated multiple guests, including Santigold, who puts her voice on Dougou Badia. Tunde and Kyp, the two poets of the combo TV On The Radio, slide naturally on Wally Katasso, a ballad mixed by Keni Takamoto, the sound engineer for Danger Mouse. As for Theophilus London, the young poet prints a subtle flow of soul-jazz onto Nebe Meri, perfectly fitting with Amadou's blues accents.


    Other esthete of great black music, Amp Fiddler brings some Detroit soul on Wari, before lending his keyboard lines onto Africa My Africa, boosted by Antibalas' section, the Afro-funk combo from Brooklyn, whose brass gleam here and there. As for Jake Shears, the soul of Scissor Sisters and a fan of the couple since a tour together in England, he served his high-pitched voice on the haunting disco blues of Metemya. Last but not least, Ebony Bones puts fire on C'est Pas Facile, a track that flirts with Congolese rumba and electro sounds.


    During stage two of the process, it was back to Bamako, for another three-week session, this time in the studios of Manjul, a prominent rastaman installed in Mali. He has a clear idea: to use the same basic track, the same tempo, the same tones, but putting it into perspective with long-time friends, like the percussionist Boubacar DembelÉ and Yaho the totemic bassist, and guests.


    Judge for yourself: Bassekou KouyatÉ and his ngoni, Idrissa Soumaoro on kamele ngoni, Toumani DiabatÉ on kora, Zu Tereta on monochord fiddle, Tuareg guitarist Abdallah Oumbadougou: all the best subtle strings of the universe are on this record. This album sounds at once organic and electronic, both roots and rock, both retro and futuristic, and totally unlike anything else.

    1. Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold)
    2. Wily Kataso (feat. Tunde & Kyp of TV On The Radio)
    3. Oh Amadou (feat. Bertrand Cantat)
    4. Metemya (feat. Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters)
    5. Africa Mon Afrique (feat. Bertrand Cantat)
    6. C'est Pas Facile Pour Les Aigles (feat. Ebony Bones)
    7. Wari (feat. Amp Fiddler)
    8. Nebe Miri (feat. Theophilus London)
    9. Another Way (feat. Bertrand Cantat)
    10. Bagnale (feat. Abdallah Oumbadougou)
    11. Mogo (feat. Bertrand Cantat)
    12. Sans Toi
    13. ChÉrie
    Amadou & Mariam
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    Crush

    The growling, choppy guitar sample that opens the first track here, It's My Life, is a virtual declaration of intent for the first Bon Jovi album in five years, a statement that they're updating the sound without abandoning the traditional virtues that made them one of the biggest bands on the planet. So make way for a hi-tech parade of smooth-but-gutsy rock anthems, almost any one of which will gladden the heart of every AOR radio programmer in the land. Unless the world has changed irredeemably, cuts like the midpaced heartbreak chugger Say It Isn't So are destined to become Bon Jovi standards, while an outbreak of scarf-waving and lighter-flicking is certain to accompany any live performance of the big weepie, Thank You For Loving Me. Arguably, everything on Crush is done by the numbers, but with consummate pros like Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora at the helm, these are the kind of numbers you have to take seriously, because by the second time they kick into the chorus of any song it's damn near impossible not to sing along. --Johnny Black
    1. It's My Life
    2. Say It Isn't So
    3. Thank You For Loving Me
    4. Two Story Town
    5. Next 100 Years
    6. Just Older
    7. Mystery Train

    8. Save The World

    9. Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen From Mars
    10. She's A Mystery

    11. I Got The Girl
    12. One Wild Night
    Bon Jovi
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    You Can't Stay Here (Awaiting Repress)

    Iron Chic's new record is two things: both the same as previous releases and absolutely incomparable to them.


    You Can't Stay Here addresses the same big questions that have plagued the Long Island punk group from their outset: anxiety, depression, relationships, substance abuse, mortality, life, death, what it all means, why we're forced to experience them. But this album is punctured with grief and devastation; while these are all familiar concepts, they're relayed with an added desperation, and the claustrophobic, inescapable reality of them. There's no punchline, no immediate silver-lining. That pervasive darkness goes right back to the record's title, a line from the song, You Can't Stay Safe. It's a manifestation of a general anxiety, a permanent lack of peace.


    No matter what you do in this world, there's always some danger or something lurking there for you, Lubrano sighs. Even when you kind of think you're okay, you might not be. That was just sort of like a desperation there: you can't really be safe anywhere.


    It's hard to not hear all of this as a product of the loss the band suffered in January 2016, when Rob McAllister, Iron Chic's founding guitarist, died unexpectedly.


    The band is still coming to terms with McAllister's passing. I've dealt with loss before in my life, Lubrano says. I lost my dad when I was 21, but he was sick and we kind of saw it coming, and I was able to process it in that sense. Rob was a unique thing because it was one of the &rst times a close friend has died, and someone my age.

    1. A Headache With Pictures
    2. My Best Friend (Is A Nihilist)

    3. You Can't Stay Safe

    4. Let's. Get. Dangerous.

    5. Thunderbolts!

    6. Planes, Chest Pains, And Automobiles

    7. Golgotha

    8. Profane Geometry

    9. Invisible Ink

    10. Ruinous Calamity

    11. To Shreds, You Say?
    Iron Chic
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    Johnny Winter And Live

    Mastered from the Original Columbia Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray


    There are live albums, and then there are definitive live albums from the classic rock era which were events on their release. Johnny Winter And Live is one of those rare releases. Recorded during his short-lived and much revered Johnny Winter And era, this early supergroup with Rick Derringer (The McCoys, Edgar Winter Group, Steely Dan), Randy Jo Hobbs (The McCoys /Johnny Winter) and Bobby Caldwell (Captain Beyond) were known for their incredible live rock performances. Two of these phenomenal shows are captured on this historical rock album.


    Bill Grahams Fillmore East in NYC and Pirates World in Florida were the settings for this live extravaganza, featuring stunning renditions of blues classics Good Morning Little School Girl and of course B.B. Kings Its My Own Fault. As a nod to his favorite rock and rollers, Johnny even found the energy for more foot stompin interpretations of tracks which became his own definitive versions like The Rolling Stones Jumpin Jack Flash and the legendary Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry. This album was so jam packed with excitement that rock radio at the time would play the entire album sides because of the ground breaking performances contained within the grooves.


    Friday Music announces another installment of their Johnny Winter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his gold album Johnny Winter And Live. This first time audiophile vinyl release is mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Johnny Winter/Deep Purple/Jeff Beck) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI.


    For this special release, the limited edition album comes in the original gatefold album cover featuring the stunning live photography of Norman Seeff. To keep your album in impeccable condition, also included is a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl investment and a poly bag for the stunning album cover art.

    1. Good Morning Little School Girl
    2. Its My Own Fault
    3. Jumpin Jack Flash
    4. Rock And Roll Medley:Great Balls Of Fire/Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
    5. Mean Town Blues
    6. Johnny B. Goode
    Johnny Winter
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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    Dagger Beach

    Dagger Beachwas Recorded at Tiny Telephone on 2 Analog Tape Without the Use of Computers.


    The Vinyl Release Will be Issued as a QRP 200 Gram Audiophile Limited Pressing.


    While it's true I did endure a terrible break-up at the beginning of writing this record, this is not a break
    up record. Dagger Beach is a put-me-the-fuck-back-together record.


    The break up came in late 2011, after endless months of White Wilderness touring. I returned home to an
    empty house, and, as that's pretty unbearable when you're not quite right in the head, I decided to set out
    walking. I hiked the Lost Coast (36 miles of off-the-grid splendor in Southern Humboldt County), I hiked
    the entire 150-mile trail system of Pt. Reyes, I hiked for days, deep, deep in the woods, usually alone.
    As I walked and walked, listening to records on repeat, I started obsessing about music again. Three
    records found their way into my psyche and inspired much of this new record: Joanna Newsom's Have
    One On Me, Silver Jews' The Natural Bridge, and Radiohead's King Of Limbs. I don't think you'll find
    traces of these records in Dagger Beach, but their spirit and fearlessness deeply affected me. (Hence the
    shout-out on the record to one of my lifelong heroes, David Berman.)


    The first two reminded me how crucial great lyrics can be, how your experience of a record can evolve
    and change as you slowly decode complex and thoughtful writing. King Of Limbsshowed me how
    powerful linear songwriting can be, when subtle changes in form and repeating motifs slowly shift into
    something else entirely (just try to follow Morning Mr. Magpie on headphones). There are many songs
    on Dagger Beach that take this approach: Damage Control and Gaslight were both written to drum
    patterns played by Jason Slota, my long-time partner. Jason played drums alone, without music, and I
    adapted to his structures and rhythms. Doing this keeps me from relying on my usual tricks and
    structures and forces me into brand new territory.


    This strange experience, the endless hiking and backcountry camping off the grid, it completely changed
    the songwriting process for me. I edited lyrics while walking, I worked out songs in my head. It didn't
    come easy: the first time I camped alone (I was deep inside the million-acre Mendocino National Forest) I
    freaked out, ended my trip early, and wrote Raw Wood the next day. By the end of 2012, I could stay out
    for a week on my own.


    As the experience changed me, it changed the record. Dagger Beach is looser, weirder, and more free
    because of it

    Raw Wood
    Harlequin Press
    Song for Dana Lok
    How the West Was Won
    Interlude #1
    Song for David Berman
    Damage Control
    Song for the Landlords of Tiny
    Telephone
    Gaslight
    Sleep it Off
    Sonogram
    North Coast Rep
    Interlude #2
    John Vanderslice
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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