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  • The Bends The Bends Quick View

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    The Bends


    Ranked 110/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Pablo Honey in no way was adequate preparation for its epic, sprawling follow-up, The Bends. Building from the sweeping, three-guitar attack that punctuated the best moments of Pablo Honey, Radiohead create a grand and forceful sound that nevertheless resonates with anguish and despair -- it's cerebral anthemic rock. Occasionally, the album displays its influences, whether it's U2, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., or the Pixies, but Radiohead turn clichÉs inside out, making each song sound bracingly fresh. Thom Yorke's tortured lyrics give the album a melancholy undercurrent, as does the surging, textured music. But what makes The Bends so remarkable is that it marries such ambitious, and often challenging, instrumental soundscapes to songs that are at their cores hauntingly melodic and accessible. It makes the record compelling upon first listen, but it reveals new details with each listen, and soon it becomes apparent that with The Bends, Radiohead have reinvented anthemic rock.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. Planet Telex
    2. The Bends
    3. High And Dry
    4. Fake Plastic Trees
    5. Bones
    6. (Nice Dream)
    7. Just (You Do It To Yourself)
    8. My Iron Lung
    9. Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was
    10. Black Star
    11. Sulk
    12. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
    Radiohead
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  • Hard Drugs Hard Drugs Quick View

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    Hard Drugs

    Hard Drugs is an indie rock opera that tells a twisted love story by putting emphasis on the songs themselves rather than an elaborate stage production. The final product is a 13-song double LP showcasing an orchestral mix of roots, rock, punk, savvy percussion and heartbreaking harmonies conceived by Jeffry Lee and executed with help from a cache of his talented friends. Collaborators include members of Blood Meridian, Black Mountain, Lightning Dust, Pink Mountaintops, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Limb Lifter, Bughouse, Bend Sinister, Fan Death, The Mohawk Lodge and Bison, among many others.
    Hard Drugs
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  • Bend Like Steel Bend Like Steel Quick View

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    Bend Like Steel

    Best known for her classic song, Killing Me Softly which was featured on her 1972 self-titled debut, Lori Lieberman has gone on to record a number of albums for Capitol Records, Pope Music and Drive On Records. Lieberman's early musical history formed in the '70s on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip and the West Coast club scene circuit that included singer/songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and the Eagles.


    Bend Like Steel is Lieberman's most personal record to date. The 11-song set was arranged by Lieberman and features her on guitar and piano along with a guest appearance by guitarist Lyle Workman (Sting, Beck). Mastered by Gavin Lurssen (Alison Kraus/Robert Plant).


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. If Not Now
    2. Mr and Mrs Make-Believe (feat. Monty Byrom)
    3. Cup of Girl
    4. Bend Like Steel
    5. Cecilia
    6. For More
    7. My Sister's Boyfriend
    8. Steady Heart
    9. These Things
    10. Netherlands
    11. There's A Harbor
    Lori Lieberman
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  • Apache (Bend In Cover) (Discontinued) Apache (Bend In Cover) (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Apache (Bend In Cover) (Discontinued)

    After ouring throughout Europe, landing viral videos with The Creators Project, remixes driving clubs wild around the globe, and collaborating with John Stanier (Battles), The National and more - Rone's musical universe expanded to include live shows and beyond in 2013. Culminating in a sold out hometown show at Paris' huge, prestigious Olympia concert venue, 2014 is a new day for Rone. On April 8th,Castex will be celebrating the release of his new single on his first proper American tour, including a concert at the legendary Coachella festival. Apache contains three brand new tracks, A-side, "Bachi-Bouzouk" asserts itself as a weapon for the dancefloor - a few crystalline notes before a sleazy acid loop drags the listener through its infinite variations. A deliciously cerebral ballad "Apache" provides a signature Rone break from the disco. On the B-side the celestial introduction of "Origin" soon transforms into an infernal torrent of noise and abstract tones.
    1. Bachi-Bouzouk
    2. Apache
    3. Origin
    Rone
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  • The Good, The Bad, & The Dread (Best Of) (Bend In Cover) (Discontinued) The Good, The Bad, & The Dread (Best Of) (Bend In Cover) (Discontinued) Quick View

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    The Good, The Bad, & The Dread (Best Of) (Bend In Cover) (Discontinued)

    The Clash begat Big Audio Dynamite.


    Big Audio Dynamite begat Dreadzone and so it began with Greg Dread and Leo Williams (B.A.D.'s rhythm section) along with Tim Bran forming the band in 1992.
    They were baptised as 'Dreadzone;' the cultural gatekeepers of the bass line.


    Respecting the past and embracing the future these brothers were dealing with the right now, creating the perfect blend somewhere between the technological and the organic.
    It's a sound that leaves room for the listener to put themselves in the mix and dance like nobody's watching
    The Roberts/Letts & Williams compositions continued the themes and parameters laid down by B.A.D.; a cinematic break beat dub regggae soundtrack that moves the head and the feet.


    Basically if you're standing still at the end of this 180 grams double audiophile vinyl, you're dead!

    Side 1

    1. Zion Youth (Dreadzone mix)

    2. Little Britain (vocal version)

    3. Ali Baba

    4. Captain Dread (single edit)


    Side 2

    1. Iron Shirt

    2. Digital Mastermind

    3. Biological Radio (2011 Edit)

    4. House of Dread


    Side 3

    1. Life, Love and Unity 96 (single mix)

    2. Fight The Power 95 (2011 Edit)

    3. Return Of The Dread

    4. Gangster


    Side 4

    1. I Know

    2. The Good, The Bad And The Dread (Part 1)

    3. Different Planets

    4. American Dread

    Dreadzone
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  • Nuclear Soul Nuclear Soul Quick View

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    Nuclear Soul

    "...Lionize might just be one of today's most successfully original rock acts." - Classic Rock

    "A mighty funk n roll rumble." - Metal Hammer

    "Tight beats and infectious riffs." - Powerplay

    Over six albums Lionize have streamlined their blend of funky riffs, cyborg tales and reggae sensibilities into an original, more-ish rock whole; culminating with the propulsive Jetpack Soundtrack in 2014. Now, with seventh LP Nuclear Soul, they're raising the bar again with their most fearless, expansive-sounding songs yet. Assinger/guitarist Nate Bergman tells us: "It [the music] has elements of bands like Clutch and Deep Purple, but its not quite that - it's something all its own. I think the beauty of the band right now is that all these elements touch on something familiar,but also sound new."

    In writing and road testing Nuclear Soul the band aimed to redefine what it means to be a classic sounding rock'n'roll band. Thematically, they also harnessed the present political climate to powerful effect.

    "We had no rules or ideals," he continues. "We just wanted to take people on a musical journey that excited them, and showed how emotionally moving the band could be."

    Ultimately this is Lionize at their most stadium-ready - without compromising on soul,sass or substance. It's that wonderful space where vintage style and contemporary fire collide.

    1. Darkest Timeline
    2. Face of Mars
    3. Fire in Athena
    4. Power Grid
    5. Aint It a Shame
    6. Election Year
    7. March of the Clones
    8. Let You Down
    9. the Mad Scientist of Sunshine
    10. Nuclear Soul
    11. Blindness to Danger
    Lionize
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  • Trouble In Paradise (Discontinued) Trouble In Paradise (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Trouble In Paradise (Discontinued)

    A. Trouble In Paradise (Variation On A Theme) - Carl Craig C2 Mix
    B. Hold My Hand - Innervisions Orchestra Dub Mix
    Unkle
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  • ...To The Beat Of A Dead Horse ...To The Beat Of A Dead Horse Quick View

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    ...To The Beat Of A Dead Horse

    New Pressing on 180 Gram Clear Vinyl!


    Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Touche Amore set themselves against the glamour and greed of their hometown culture with ...To The Beat Of A Dead Horse, their passionate debut LP. Where Touche Amore's demo 7 (No Sleep Records) was full of promise, ...To The Beat Of A Dead Horse feels fully realized: the guitars bend and weave but always maintain their drive, the rhythms are frequently off kilter but never off-time and the vocals are screamed at the edge of breaking up but they're always exciting, pleasing even. Features guest vocals by Geoff Rickly (Thursday) and Jeff Eaton (Modern Life Is War).

    1. And Now It's Happening In Mine
    2. Honest Sleep
    3. Cadence
    4. Throwing Copper
    5. Swimming With Sharks
    6. History Reshits Itself
    7. Suckerfish
    8. Broken Records
    9. Nine
    10. Always Running Never Looking Back
    11. Adieux
    Touche Amore
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  • Between The Needles And Nightfall Between The Needles And Nightfall Quick View

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    Between The Needles And Nightfall

    Between The Needles And Nightfall was conceived at Trout Recording in Brooklyn, NY where engineer Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family) tracked Marco Benevento and his trio over three days. To achieve the colors he envisioned, Benevento recorded on a baby grand piano bolstered by guitar pick-ups, amplifiers and a myriad of pedals and circuit bend toys, while overdubbing Moog, Optigan, Mellotron and Farfisa. He then transferred the tracks to his home studio, taking the next two months to cut, loop and shape the pieces into full-fledged songs.


    For the final mixes, Benevento handed off his work to three of his favorite engineers: Mell Dettmer (Sunn O))), Eyvind Kang, Jesse Lauter (Low Anthem, Elvis Perkins) and Vid Cousins (Amon Tobin, Kid Koala). The results range from the day-glo electro-rock of It Came From You to the simply-stated lullaby Illa Frost to the shimmering Arcade Fire-meets-Brad Mehldau anthem Two Of You.

    1. Greenpoint
    2. Between The Needles
    3. Two Of You
    4. Numbers
    5. It Came From You
    6. Ila Frost
    7. RISD
    8. You Know I'm No Good
    9. Music Is Still Secret
    10. Wolf Trap
    11. Snow Lake
    Marco Benevento
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  • Not Dark Yet Not Dark Yet Quick View

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    Not Dark Yet

    Critically acclaimed artists and sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer will release Not Dark Yet via Silver Cross Records / Thirty Tigers. Produced by Teddy Thompson, their first and highly anticipated album together is an extraordinary debut of the pair's transcendent musical bond.

    Not Dark Yet was recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. The album provides a potent look at the sisters' individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what's around the bend with a co-written Is It Too Much, to close out the ten-song set.

    1. My List
    2. Every Time You Leave
    3. Not Dark Yet
    4. I'm Looking for Blue Eyes
    5. Lungs
    6. The Color of a Cloudy Day
    7. Silver Wings
    8. Into My Arms
    9. Lithium
    10. Is It Too Much
    Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer
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  • Barton Hollow Barton Hollow Quick View

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    Barton Hollow

    Barton Hollow is the 2011 debut full-length from The Civil Wars, a duo comprised of California-to-Nashville transplant Joy Williams and her Alabaman partner, John Paul White. The bare-bones arrangements that fans hear on the road are fleshed out with just the barest of acoustic accoutrements herein and each song is an intimate conversation that is as gorgeous as it is haunting.


    Not only does Barton Hollow combine blues, folk, Americana, country and classic singer/songwriter material, the Charlie Peacock produced release boasts brilliantly universal narratives that are both elliptical and emotional. It all culminates in the critically acclaimed breakout single Poison & Wine and the band was awarded handsomely at the 2012 Grammy's for 'Best Country Duo/Group Performance' and 'Best Folk Album.'


    I do naturally bend pop, says Williams, who adds that she grew up on Billie Holliday and The Beach Boys. White, meanwhile, was raised on Kristofferson, Cash, and Townes Van Zandt by his retro-country-favoring dad. Somehow we're pulling from each other what we crave and what our strengths are, he says.

    LP
    1. 20 Years
    2. I've Got This Friend
    3. To Whom It May Concern
    4. Poison & Wine
    5. My Father's Father
    6. Barton Hollow
    7. The Violet Hour
    8. Girl with the Red Balloon
    9. Falling
    10. Forget Me Not
    11. Birds of a Feather


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    1. 20 Years
    2. I've Got This Friend
    3. C'est La Mort
    4. To Whom It May Concern
    5. Poison & Wine
    6. My Father's Father
    7. Barton Hollow
    8. The Violet Hour
    9. Girl with the Red Balloon
    10. Falling
    11. Forget Me Not
    12. Birds of a Feather

    Civil Wars
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    Something About Airplanes


    Newly Reissued 180 Gram Version


    The fact that Elsinor and Barsuk, two relatively small labels, conspired to co-release Something About Airplanes should give some indication as to its quality. It's a solid, emotive, and frequently amazing indie rock record that foreshadows Death Cab for Cutie's eventual ascent into the mainstream. Sonically, the band falls somewhere on the dreamier and more pop-oriented end of Built to Spill's sound (particularly on Keep It Like a Secret), alongside the Posies' most pensive tracks, or with Delta Haymax -- that is, dynamic, melodic, and somewhat atmospheric Northwestern rock. What's important, however, is that the composition, arrangement, and perfect vocal harmonies of Something About Airplanes are all hugely effective; the band uses light touches of flute, synth, or cello to add the necessary textures to its well-crafted pop songs, and the result has a consistently impressive and thoroughly engaging quality that rivals Built to Spill's Keep It Like a Secret. Which is quite a complement -- but tracks like Bend to Squares and Pictures in an Exhibition deserve as much adulation as one can offer.

    - Nitsuh Abebe (All Music)

    1. Bend to Squares
    2. President of What?
    3. Champagne from a Paper Cup
    4. Your Bruise
    5. Pictures in an Exhibition
    6. Sleep Spent
    7. The Face That Launched 1000 Shits
    8. Amputations
    9. Fake Frowns
    10. Line of Best Fit
    Death Cab For Cutie
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  • To Release Is To Resolve (Awaiting Repress) To Release Is To Resolve (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    To Release Is To Resolve (Awaiting Repress)

    On their 5th full length album, underground groove metallers Byzantine are poised to deliver their most consistent and genre bending release to date. Byzantine, widely hailed as the most underrated band from the Nwoahm movement, returned after a 5-year hiatus as an independent artist in 2013 to rave reviews, garnering multiple album of the year awards and solidifying the bands underground cult status.
    1. Scold's Bridal
    2. Justinian Code
    3. A Curious Lot
    4. The Agonies
    5. God Forsaken
    6. You Sleep, We Wake
    7. To Release
    8. To Resolve
    Byzantine
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  • MY WOMAN MY WOMAN Quick View

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    MY WOMAN

    Anyone reckless enough to have typecast Angel Olsen according to 2013's Burn Your Fire For No Witness is in for a rethink with her third album, MY WOMAN. The crunchier, blown-out production of the former is gone, but that fire is burning wilder. Her disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-center. Yet, the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain.


    Over two previous albums, she gave us reverb-shrouded poetic swoons, shadowy folk, grunge-pop band workouts and haunting, finger-picked epics. MY WOMAN is an exhilarating complement to her past work, and one for which Olsen recalibrated her writing/recording approach and methods to enter a new music-making phase.


    As the record evolves, one gets the sense that the my woman of the title is Olsen herself, absolutely in command but also willing to bend with the influence of collaborators and circumstances. An intuitively smart, warmly communicative and fearlessly generous record, MY WOMAN speaks to everyone. That it might confound expectation is just another of its strengths.

    1. Intern
    2. Never Be Mine
    3. Shut Up Kiss Me
    4. Give It Up
    5. Not Gonna Kill You
    6. Heart Shaped Face
    7. Sister
    8. Those Were The Days
    9. Woman
    10. Pops
    Angel Olsen
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    Amplifying Host

    Amplifying Host finds Richard Youngs wandering the guitar desert somewhere between Ry Cooders Paris, Texas score and Neil Youngs work on Dead Man. Yet, the randomly determined chord movements and Youngs stretched-out vocal passes across the record are, perhaps, more akin to Jandeks Six And Six, here, removed from its gauze and dipped in a dark gold. When Youngs bends strings in this anglo-americana vision, its like hes bending spoons.


    For more than 20 years, the UKs Richard Youngs has been at the forefront of progressive minimalism, through solo home recording projects and collaborations with the likes of Simon Wickham-Smith and Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple). Leaving a very human fingerprint on even the most far-reaching experimentations, Youngs has built an extensive, intriguing catalog that just begs one to go deep.


    Youngs is joined on Amplifying Host by Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon and Naomi), whose subtle, free-form drums sizzle and scatter around Youngs lunar dust bowl compositions.

    1. Furrows Again

    2. Too Strong for the Power
    3. Tessellations
    4. Holding onto the Sea
    5. A Hole in the Earth
    6. This is the Music
    Richard Youngs
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  • The Mother Of Virtues The Mother Of Virtues Quick View

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    The Mother Of Virtues

    New York City's progressive death metal newcomers PYRRHON (pronounced peer-on) emerge from the urban decay with a nightmarish offering of cerebral, extreme metal. The Mother of Virtues is a mind bending merger of clanging death metal, surreal psychedelia, dark jazz rhythms and delirious storytelling. Recorded with Ryan Jones (Today is the Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), The Mother of Virtues takes the listener on a harrowing journey into the darkest corners of musical extremity.
    1. The Oracle of Nassau
    2. White Flag
    3. Sleeper Agent
    4. Balkanized
    5. Eternity in a Breath
    6. Implant Fever
    7. Invisible Injury
    8. The Parasite in Winter
    9. The Mother of Virtues
    Pyrrhon
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  • Clouds Taste Metallic Clouds Taste Metallic Quick View

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    Clouds Taste Metallic

    1995's Clouds Taste Metallic is the seventh full-length release from Oklahoma City's otherworldly provocateurs The Flaming Lips. Further refining what pop music can sound like as well as how its presented, each of the album's 13-tracks are given mind bending titles and are elaborately adorned in a cosmic carnival like atmosphere, yet remain wonderfully universal at their core. Featuring the fan favorites This Here Giraffe and Christmas at the Zoo, Clouds Taste Metallic also served as the culmination of the Flaming Lips guitar-heavy vision since it would be the last to include guitarist Ronald Jones.
    1. The Abandoned Hospital Ship
    2. Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles
    3. Placebo Headwound
    4. This Here Giraffe
    5. Brainville
    6. Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World
    7. When You Smile
    8. Kim's Watermelon Gun
    9. They Punctured My Yolk
    10. Lightning Strikes The Postman
    11. Christmas At The Zoo
    12. Evil Will Prevail
    13. Bad Days (Aurally Excited Version)
    The Flaming Lips
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    II

    II is the second studio album by American R&B quartet Boyz II Men, originally released on August 30, 1994 on Motown Records. It contained the No. 1 singles I'll Make Love to You and On Bended Knee, the latter of which replaced the former at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making the group the third artist to replace themselves at No. 1 in the United States after Elvis Presley and The Beatles and the first to achieve the feat in 30 years.
    LP 1
    1. Thank You
    2. All Around The World

    3. U Know

    4. Vibin'
    5. I Sit Away
    6. Jezzebel


    LP 2
    1. Khalil
    2. Trying Times
    3. I'll Make Love To You
    4. On Bended Knee
    5. 50 Candle
    6. Water Runs Dry
    7. Yesterday
    8. Fallin'

    Boyz II Men
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    Mourning In The Morning

    For Mourning In The Morning, his 1969 album debut on Atlantic Records, southpaw blues guitar legend Otis Rush journeyed from his Chicago home to Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabamaa burg best known for seminal soul platters. Backed by a horn-powered band that included a young Duane Allman on rhythm guitar, Otis slashing axe and anguished vocals glowed on the tortured Youre Killing My Love, remakes of his Cobra Records classics My Love Will Never Die and It Takes Time, and a stunning revival of B.B. Kings Gamblers Blues. Half the set consisted of new compositions from producers Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites, and Rushs mile-wide string bending on a shimmering instrumental version of Aretha Franklins Baby I Love You is utterly breathtaking.

    1. Me
    2. Working Man
    3. You're Killing My Love
    4. Feel So Bad
    5. Gambler's Blues
    6. Baby, I Love You
    7. My Old Lady
    8. My Love Will Never Die
    9. Reap What You Sow
    10. It Takes Time
    11. Can't Wait No Longer
    Otis Rush
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  • Robert Pete Williams with Big Joe Williams (Pure Pleasure) Robert Pete Williams with Big Joe Williams (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Robert Pete Williams with Big Joe Williams (Pure Pleasure)

    REAL blues ... He took the pain in his soul and the dirt on his hands and made songs out of them ... Robert Pete Williams ... the most avant-garde blues performer ever recorded. No punk rock band has ever matched the jagged, acerbic fury of the riffs Williams played 35 years ago. No rapper has approached his ability to evoke the torment of life in prison or bend language to cast an eerie spell over a chance encounter with a seductive woman. His blues was extremely original, sometimes even hard to understand. No other performer has captured the emotional effect of a desperate situation like he did. He had never been recorded when he was discovered in Angola Penitentiary in Louisiana, convicted of murder.



    Robert Pete probably has the most unique blues style of all bluesmen. Neither his guitar work nor his singing can be categorized into any established regional style such as East Coast, Mississippi Delta or Texas Blues. His music and lyrics are spontaneous and original. No major influence of other bluesmen can be found in his idiosyncratic, intensely personal performances. Blues scholar Pete Welding described his music as tough, mean, and, above all, impassioned like the man himself.




    Musicians:



    • Robert Pete Williams (guitar, vocal)

    • Big Joe Williams (kazoo)




    Recording: March 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark



    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. Doctor Blues
    2. Got On His Mind
    3. Meet Him Over In Paradise
    4. Goodbye Baby
    5. It's Gotta Be Jelly 'Cause Jam Don't Shake Thataway
    6. Texas Blues
    7. Talkin' Blues
    8. Greyhound Bus
    Robert Pete Williams
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  • Love.Angel.Music.Baby Love.Angel.Music.Baby Quick View

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    Love.Angel.Music.Baby

    In her own unique way, Gwen Stefani has managed to shift our culture since coming on to the scene as the lead singer of No Doubt. With years of defining style and 30 million in album sales under her belt, she will again turn heads with this debut solo record that is as fresh as it is retro and as progressive as it is feel good familiar. With this project, Gwen has enlisted some of the biggest names in music (Dr.Dre, Eve, The Neptunes, Andre 3000, Nellee Hooper, Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Linda Perry, and Tony Kanal) to create a genre bending masterpiece that is guaranteed to be one of the most talked about records of this year and beyond.
    1. What You Waiting For
    2. Rich Girl
    3. Hollaback Girl
    4. Cool
    5. Bubble Pop Electric
    6. Luxurious
    7. Harajuku Girls
    8. Crash

    9. Real Thing
    10. Serious
    11. Danger Zone
    12. Long Way To Go
    Gwen Stefani
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    I'll Play The Blues For You

    The regal twang and moan of Albert Kings guitar has long been one of the most riveting sounds in urban blues.



    If King hadnt developed his way of bending notes into uncannily human cries, shouts and whispers, modern blues guitar would be a different phenomenon. King played his right-handed guitar upside down and backward, using his left hand. But there was nothing backward about the music he made. Literally pulling emotion from the strings, he created resonance and a sustained wail that distinguished him from all other blues guitarists.



    In Ill Play The Blues For You, one of the prime albums of Kings Stax period, we hear a thrilling live performance of his classic Ill Be Doggone and a hair-raising Dont Burn Down The Bridge. Throughout, the warm ruggedness of the masters singing complements his guitar.

    1. I'll Play The Blues For You (Parts I & II)
    2. Little Brother (Make A Way)
    3. Breaking Up Somebody's Home
    4. High Cost Of Loving
    5. I'll Be Doggone
    6. Answer To The Laundromat Blues
    7. Don't Burn Down The Bridge ('Cause You Might Wanna Come Back Across)

    8. Angel Of Mercy
    Albert King
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    Timez Are Weird These Days

    Following a series of wildly popular independent mixtapes and the Lovers Holiday EP that landed him a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman earlier this year, Timez Are Weird These Days arrives as Theophilus London's most fully realized work to date: a wide-open album of original music, genre bending sound, mesmerizing storytelling and inspired, honest emotion.


    Recorded in NYC, LA and Stockholm, Timez Are Weird These Days showcases Theophilus as a rapper and a songwriter working with a small clique of producers. With John Hill, Dave Sitek, Jokke and Ariel Rechstshaid at the controls Theophilus kicks off the album with rap credentials intact on Last Name London before moving through a surprising range of emotion, from party starting dance floor defiance to moments of quiet intimacy and introspection.


    Timez Are Weird These Days exclusively features two guest vocalists: indie star Holly Miranda on Love Is Real and Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara on Why Even Try.

    1. Last Name London
    2. Love Is Real (ft. Holly Miranda)
    3. Wine and Chocolates
    4. All Around The World
    5. She's Great (Interlude)
    6. Why Even Try (ft. Sara Quin)
    7. Stop It
    8. Girls Girls $
    9. One Last Time
    10. Lighthouse
    11. I Stand Alone
    Theophilus London
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Story Of Light

    'The Story of Light', a new solo album of original material by virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai. The title comes out on Favored Nations Entertainment, the label Vai founded in 1999. Its sprawling and expressive 12-song set continues a conceptual and cosmic narrative arc begun on the artist's acclaimed 2005 album 'Real Illusions: Reflections'.


    Throughout, three-time Grammy winner Vai's lead guitar is as lyrically resonant as it is technically masterful, his licks and solos bending sounds and in listeners' minds in equal measure. 'The Story of Light' follows the journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment, and redemption.


    'I m always pursuing knowledge. I'm a seeker of spiritual equilibrium and music is a big part of that,' says Vai. 'I've been obsessed with these kinds of ideas for years.'

    LP1
    1. The Story Of Light
    2. Velorum
    3. John The Revelator
    4. Book of the Seven Seals
    5. Creamsicle Sunset
    6. Gravity Storm


    LP2
    1. Mullach a'tSi
    2. The Moon and I
    3. Weeping China Doll
    4. Racing the World
    5. No More Amsterdam
    6. Sunshine Electric Raindrops

    Steve Vai
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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