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Berg: Violin Concerto / Rihm: Time ChantViolinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is here at her commanding, warm-toned best! Sensitive, sensuous, soulful and soul-baring, ravishing and ravaged, the music enters your living-room with a vividness you may find overpowering. Mutter and Deutsche Grammophon's commitment to new repertoire is in itself cause for celebration. Mutter performs with conductor James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel'
1. Andante - Allegro
2. Allegro - Adagio
'Gesungene Zeit' 1991/92 - Music for violin and orchestra
1. Beginning: quasi senza
2. Takt 179: meno mosso$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Build With ErosionThe Berg Sans Nipple are set to release their third album, Build With Erosion. After the critically lauded Along the Quai in 2007 they are poised to turn heads once again. Build With Erosion has been described as truly original and truly unique, a pretty incredible place, from dancehall to gamelan, from psyche/prog to minimal composition and electronics, from heart wrenching emotion to fun fun fun. The album dives into new sonic territory, with a vision of capturing the live impact of the duo on stage, which has often been the place that the band has fully broken through and captured audiences around the world.
For Build With Erosion, The Berg Sans Nipple returned to work with Along the Quai producer Antoine Gaillet (M83, NTM, Zombie Zombie). After 6 years of the duo, Shane Aspegren and Lori Sean Berg, living and playing in Paris, this is the first album to be made with the members separated by the Atlantic, and has been all about the slow simmer of ideas.1. Change the Shape
2. Build with Erosion
3. Dead Dinosaurs Rule the Earth
4. Convert the Measurement
5. There Is No Peak
7. Sunday Morning
9. Body Movement
10. All People
11. Pink Rays Sugar$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Limited edition of 265 copies on 180 gram black vinyl.
One night in 2007, Dirk Serries and Paul van den Berg visited Marc Verhaeghen at his lab - a studio space where, for over two decades, Belgian music history had been written. What was supposed to be nothing but a friendly visit spontaneously turned into an extensive jam session. Hardly a single note of it even remotely sounded like their individual voices, neither like the epic drones Serries was working on at the time nor the darkly captivating EBM of Verhaeghen's underground supergroup the Klinik. Instead, the four fifteen-minute tracks culled from the encounter can be said to represent the missing link between Klaus Schulze and a dirty garage band, with Verhaeghen twisting and turning the knobs to lay down a bed of glowing rhythmical sequencer pulses for Van den Berg's tormented guitar lines and Serries' intense atmospherics.1. 1
4. 4$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Suicide PactJJAMZ (pronounced "juh-Jamz") is a Los Angeles indie-pop group comprised of Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes), James Valentine (Maroon 5), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Michael Runion (solo), and Z Berg (The Like). Their Dangerbirds Records debut album Suicide Pact was self-produced by the band with the added talents of Jason Lader (Maroon 5, Rilo Kiley, Julian Casablancas).
From the churning, he-said, she-said "LAX" and the wistfully dark album title track "Suicide Pact," to the driving, Madonna-esque "Heartbeat," and the crooning, smooth vocal pairings between Berg and Runion on "Cleverly Disguised," each and every song stands on its own as a heart-wrenching narrative and a master course in lyrical prowess. With a band made up of five of music's most innovative artists, one would expect nothing less.1. Get What You Want
2. Suicide Pact
4. Square One
5. Never Enough
7. Cleverly Disguised
9. You Were My Home
10. Change My Mind$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fire AwayFire Away is the Grammy Award-winning bands fifth studio full length. Produced by acclaimed producer Tony Berg, Fire Away features eleven new Ozomatli songs, including the first single Its Only Paper, currently being serviced to radio. Ozomatlis music, a collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga, has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around the city of LA.
This certainly resonated with producer Tony Berg (Aimee Mann, Pete Yorn), who describes working with Ozomatli like visiting seven continents simultaneously. Berg believes the Fire Away sessions captured the spirit of the bands live show without being a live album, and he sensed Ozomatli stretching themselves in the studio, adding each of the members had grown as a writer and as a musician. I think Fire Away reflects their true songwriting talents, everyones point-of-view was captured. That is the spirit of Ozomatli. Theyre pan-cultural, and they somehow manage to be raucous and thoughtful at the same time.1. Are You Ready?
3. Its Only Paper
4. Elysian Persuasion
5. Gay Vatos In Love
6. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
7. Its Only Time
8. Nadas Por Free
9. Malagasy Shock
10. Love Comes Down
11. Caballito$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ImaginatureImaginature is HK119 (a.k.a. Heidi KilpelÄinen)'s third album, which is solely inspired by the beauty, power and mystery of nature. This album, produced by Christoffer Berg (The Knife / Fever Ray / Little Dragon, Depeche Mode) is the result of the manifestation of the world Heidi immersed herself in during the making, and the journey that ensued. The multifaceted nature of this project makes visiting it an intriguing and unique experience that urges you to see her live, in performances that have drawn flattering comparisons to the likes of Grace Jones, David Bowie, Nina Hagen and Iggy Pop.1. Wild Grass
4. Milky Way
11. White Owl$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
My New Moon (Pre-Order)Amos Lee has announced the forthcoming release of his new album and Dualtone Records debut, 'My New Moon.' The ten new songs on 'My New Moon' were all written by Amos, and are the product of a period of intense connection and loss, marking his most personal collection to date.
'My New Moon' was recorded at Zeitgeist Studio in Los Angeles and produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird) with contributions from an incomparable group of studio aces including multi-instrumentalists Ethan Gruska and Blake Mills, Benmont Tench and Patrick Warren on keyboards, Greg Leisz on pedal steel, Rob Moose on strings and many others.1. No More Darkness, No More Light
3. Little Light
4. All You Got Is A Song
5. I Get Weak
7. Hang On, Hang On
8. Don't Give A Damn Anymore
9. Whiskey On Ice
10. Don't Fade Away$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Memories Are NowJesca Hoop's new album Memories Are Now on Sub Pop Records wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation, and craftsmanship. The stark and reverberant title track opens the album with "a fighting spirit," says Hoop, serving as an anthem to push through any obstacle and put forth your very best work. And she has unequivocally done that here, with an album of stunningly original songs--minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth, and years of honing the craft of singing.
As riveting as it is reflective, the album, produced by Blake Mills (Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes), is a fresh debut of sorts for Hoop, as the first of her solo records made outside of Tony Berg's Zeitgeist Studios where she and Mills were mentored. Says Hoop, "Blake is so utterly musical and emotionally intelligent in his expression. I wanted to see what we could do, just he and I out from under Tony's wing." Mills pushed her to strip away layers, keeping it as close to the live experience as possible, using whole live takes and working very quickly. "It's still covered in embryonic fluid, for lack of a better way to put it," says Hoop.
However fast the work, Memories Are Now covers a great deal of ground, showcasing every edge and curve of Hoop's captivating voice, with sounds and themes ranging from the mythic to the deeply intimate. She sings of the religion that weighs heavily on her past and the world, of the imagination of myth, of the cruel nature of life and love.
The defiance that permeates Memories Are Now is both a product and necessity of a career that has been independently driven and self-funded from the beginning. "All of my successes have been won on the grassroots level, with handshakes and hugs from great people who believe in me," says Hoop, more than a decade into her career and with new paths to forge. As she sings in the title track, "I've lived enough life, I've earned my stripes. That's my knife in the ground, this is mine." -Evie Nagy1. Memories Are Now
2. The Lost Sky
3. Animal Kingdom Chaotic
4. Simon Says
5. Cut Connection
6. Songs of Old
9. The Coming$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Private Eyes (Speakers Corner)In the course of his sadly short life, Tommy Bolin was at least granted eight productive years during which he was able to contribute to what was probably the most innovative era of rock'n'roll. His outstanding skill on the guitar brought him legendary status during his lifetime when he replaced the - in many ways - unique Ritchie Blackmore as frontman with Deep Purple. Jon Lord, keyboarder with the group, once described Bolin as a »beautiful lost soul«, and as such he allows one a very private glimpse into his musical perspective in his second and final album. This is certainly dualistic: in numbers such as Post Toastee and Shake The Devil Bolin sings about drug problems in a dry rocker style that is enhanced by his superb guitar playing.
But this hard rocker shows just how stylistically assured he is in more gentle realms, as in the highly melodic ballad Sweet Burgundy, which makes for enjoyable listening. Bolin's subtle fingering creates a natural and electrifying Gypsy Soul and his Hello, Again is narrated softly to the sound of old-fashioned strings and winds. The relaxed tone of the recording is quite typical of the notions of sound at that time and reminds one yet again that the great voices of rock are now heard in heaven.
Not only jazz fans will be saying a big thank you that this recording - made in the early days of stereophony - is available once again on virgin vinyl with superb sound.
- Tommy Bolin (guitar, keyboards, vocals, piano)
- Mark Stein (keyboards, vocals)
- Norma Jean Bell (percussion, vocals, saxophone)
- Reggie McBride (bass, vocals)
- Bobby Berge (percussion, drums)
- Bobbye Hall (percussion)
- Carmine Appice (drums)
Recording: June 1976 at Cherokee Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Trident Studios, London by Tom La Tondre and Steve Taylor
Production: Dennis MacKay & Tommy Bolin
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. Bustin' Out For Rosey
2. Sweet Burgundy
3. Post Toastee
4. Shake The Devil
5. Gypsy Soul
6. Someday Will Bring Our Love Home
7. Hello Again
8. You Told Me That You Loved Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
- Tommy Bolin (guitar, keyboards, vocals, piano)
Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack (Awaiting Repress)Soundtrack partnership with HBO x Mass Appeal Records. Includes features from Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Danny Brown, DJ Shadow, Hudson Mohawke, Too $hort, and more.
Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack, music from the original series. Curated by show creators Mike Judge & Alec Berg, music supervisors Jason Alexander & Rudy Chung and Mass Appeal Records, Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack features a collection of new exclusive songs and song highlights from past seasons from an array of legendary and rising artists.1. Stretch Your Face - Tobacco
2. Systematic - DJ Shadow (feat. Nas)
3. Kool Aid - Danny Brown
4. Passports - Hudson Mohawke (feat. Remy Banks)
5. You Came To Party - Too $hort x Meter Mobb
6. Blue Flowers - Dr. Octagon
7. Fun House - Pregnant Boy (feat. OG Swaggerdick and Grip Plyaz)
8. Phantom (Redux) - Shirt
9. The Mule - E*Vax
10. Nobody Speak - DJ Shadow (feat. Run The Jewels)
11. Don't Stop - Wu-Tang Clan
12. On My Own - Old Man Saxon x Mount Cyanide
13. Problem Child - Onyx
14. BLOWN - Darnell Williams
15. Walking On Sunshine - Mariachi La Estrella (feat. Elio Armas)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
For LifeWhite Colored Vinyl
PHASES is a tight-knit and talented group of four friends, Z Berg, Alex Greenwald, Jason Boesel, and Michael Runion. True to their creativity and sense of humor, their record For Life is fun, but it also showcases their top-notch musicianship and dedication to next-level production. It fills a void in contemporary music of skilled musicians who don't take themselves too seriously-no surprise that they were inspired by bands of the early-80s, like Bananarama, Human League, and Tom Tom Club. But, while their album was created with the goal of making Blondie meets Thriller, PHASES lives decidedly in 2015.1. Silhouette
2. Betty Blue
3. I'm In Love With My Life
7. Part Of Me
8. Running Away
9. New Illusion
10. I Don't Know What's Right
11. Lonely Nights
12. Take Me There$20.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
King Arthur: Legend Of The SwordImport
First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Gold Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a brand new fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie. The film is loosely based on the Arthurian legends, the film stars Charlie Hunnam as the title character, with Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law and football star David Beckham in supporting roles.
The young Arthur runs the back streets of Londinium with his crew, unaware of his royal lineage until he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone. Instantly confronted by the sword's influence, Arthur is forced to decide when to become involved with his power. Throwing in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons, unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern - who murdered his parents and stole his crown - and become king
The score is written and produced by Daniel Pemberton, an English Ivor Novello Award-winning, Golden Globe Award and multi BAFTA Award-nominated composer. The soundtrack features Mercury Prize Winner and Folk musician Sam Lee.LP 1
1. From Nothing Comes A King
2. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
3. Growing Up Londinium
4. Jackseye's Tale
5. The Story Of Mordred
6. Vortigen And The Syrens
7. The Legend Of Excalibur
8. Seasoned Oak
9. The Vikings & The Barons
10. The Politics & The Life
11. Tower & Power
12. The Born King
13. Assassins Breathe
1. Run Londinium
3. Journey To The Caves
4. Camelot In Flames
5. The Lady In The Lake
6. The Darklands
8. King Arthur: Destiny Of The Sword
9. The Power Of Excalibur
10. Knights Of The Round Table
11. King Arthur: The Coronation
12. The Devil & The Huntsman$43.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
They Only Come Out At Night (Awaiting Repress)Mastered from the Original Epic Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray
Edgar Winter, the multi-talented superstar brother of blues rock legend Johnny Winter, has been a fixture on the rock music scene now for several decades. While launching his own successful career with his solo albums and Edgar Winters White Trash, the natural progression for this man was to develop his own supergroup which would become the platinum and gold selling The Edgar Winter Group.
Releasing their first album in 1973, They Only Come Out At Night was an overnight success, thanks to the mind altering studio jam Frankenstein which has since become one of classic rocks finest moments. This instrumental smash featured the stunning keyboard of Edgar Winter, the incredible guitar of resident shredder Ronnie Montrose, the thumping bass of the late great Dan Hartman and of course the solid percussive hits of Chuck Ruff.
The album went onto receive more attention from radio programmers across the globe as even further hit songs would rapidly develop including the blues rocker Undercover Man, the country rock feel of Round & Round and of course another top charter with the summer Top 40 Rock driving sounds of Dan Hartmans Free Ride. The Rick Derringer produced album would go on to stay on the charts for a long time and receive multiple platinum status in a very short time. Truly, one of classic rocks finest albums ever recorded!
Now for the first time ever on audiophile vinyl, Friday Music announces the first installment of their Edgar Winter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his platinum plus album They Only Come Out At Night. This first time audiophile vinyl release is mastered from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Johnny Winter/Alice Cooper/Boston) 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, which features the photography of Francesco Scavullo and Norman Seeff and artwork design of John Berg. To keep your album in impeccable condition, they are also including a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl investment as well as a poly bag for the classic album cover art.1. Hangin Around
2. When It Comes
3. Alta Mira
4. Free Ride
5. Undercover Man
6. Round & Round
7. Rock N Roll Boogie Woogie Blues
9. We All Had A Real Good Time
10. Frankenstein$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Are You Serious (Awaiting Repress)Andrew Bird has always been highly respected and has held a captive audience with his story telling prowess, but it's with his new album, Are You Serious, that he has made a breakthrough record. Coming out via his new label home, Loma Vista Recordings (Spoon, St. Vincent, HEALTH), and produced by Tony Berg, the album propels him into a new category of American songwriters. It's his most direct lyrically to date with key contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.
Three years ago while traveling west to California to start a new life with his wife and young child they stopped at the family farm in rural Illinois for two weeks to catch their breath. The previous two years had been intense to say the least: raising a child in New York City as his wife battled a serious illness. With these dark days behind them he spent the next seven days on the front porch writing the lyrics for what became Are You Serious. It's a breakthrough for him in that it gets to the quick of the matter. This is the record he needed to make right now and is certain to put him in the leading class of American songwriter.
The album was put together with a rigor akin to a novelist or playwright and musically crafted like a wrecking crew session where you have to be good right in that moment. There's little folksy quaintness or whimsical flights of fancy. There's less wordplay and more intent to process some difficult times that he went through. From the album art, created by the godfather of conceptual art John Baldessari to foregoing his traditional writing process, Bird has emerged from challenging times and a new process with an album that may be his best.
The first single Capsized" begins to take you down the path that Bird so carefully crafted on the record, speaking from an unguarded point of view while keeping with the melodic, syntactic standards that he has held true to since the beginning of his career.1. Capsized
2. Roma Fade
3. Truth Lies Low
5. Chemical Switches
6. Left Handed Kisses
7. Are You Serious
8. Saints Preservus
9. The New Saint Jude
10. Valleys Of The Young
11. Bellevue$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Brahms: Violin Sonatas No. 1 & No. 3 (Out Of Stock)
Features Gioconda De Vito On Violin And Edwin Fischer On Piano
Gioconda De Vito was an Italian violinist born on July 22, 1907. She began formal violin lessons with an uncle, who was a professional violinist, at the age of 8. Three years later, she entered the Pesaro Conservatory. She graduated two years after that and started her career as a soloist. By age 17, she was teaching at the Conservatory in Bari. At age 25, she won an international violin competition in Vienna. She was then hired (supposedly through the influence of Mussolini) to teach at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Since the Second World War interrupted her solo career, her London debut, which was very successful, didn't happen until 1948. She subsequently performed frequently in the major European venues, sometimes appearing with other important artists, including Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Rafael Kubelik, and Furtwangler. She also twice played for the Pope (Pius XII). De Vito was one of several famous female violinists of the early Twentieth Century who were quickly forgotten by the general public - Ginette Neveu and Janine Andrade were two others. In 1961, she retired from playing and virtually from the violin itself. She was then only 54 years old. Although she toured Europe and other countries (Australia, Russia, India, Israel), she never played in the U.S. A highly admired player, she was nevertheless, almost an anachronism during her career. Her repertoire was old fashioned and did not include the concertos of Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Elgar, Bartok, Barber, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Korngold, Glazunov, Berg, Walton, or Szymanowski. It is said that she was such a meticulous player, that she worked on the Brahms concerto for fifteen years before she played it in public.
- Prone To ViolinsJohannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78
1. Vivace ma non troppo
3. Allegro molto moderato
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Violin Sonata No. 3 in d minor, Op. 108
6. Un poco presto e con sentimento
7. Presto agitato$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock