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  • The Best Of The Grateful Dead: 1967-1977 The Best Of The Grateful Dead: 1967-1977 Quick View

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    The Best Of The Grateful Dead: 1967-1977

    The Best Of The Grateful Dead: 1967 - 1977


    LP1
    1. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
    2. Cream Puff War
    3. Born Cross-eyed
    4. Dark Star (Single Version)
    5. St. Stephen
    6. China Cat
    7. Uncle John's Band
    8. Easy Wind
    9. Casey Jones
    10. Truckin'


    LP2
    1. Box Of Rain
    2. Sugar Magnolia
    3. Friend Of The Devil
    4. Ripple
    5. Eyes Of The World
    6. Unbroken Chain
    7. Scarlet Begonias
    8. The Music Never Stopped
    9. Estimated Prophet

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  • Europe '72 Vol. 2 Europe '72 Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Europe '72 Vol. 2

    This exclusive Record Store Day vinyl version of Europe 72 Vol. 2. LP includes a bonus track not found on the CD version; Big Railroad Blues recorded at the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen (4/17/72).


    Europe '72, a triple live album documenting its historic trek across Europe became not only one of the band's best-selling releases, but also set the gold standard for live Dead. Now the group proves you can never get too much of a good thing when it revisits that legendary collection with Europe '71 Vol. 2, an essential continuation of the original that includes more than two hours of unreleased performances from that storied tour.


    Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux, who produced this 20-track compilation, says he only chose song titles that did not appear on Europe '72 as a way to complement the original. I think this album, coupled with Europe '72, represents a complete overview of the tour in every way, he says. In fact, songs like Beat It On Down The Line, Next Time You See Me and Sing Me Back Home were selected by the Grateful Dead for the first set, but were left off because there wasn't enough room.


    In a nod to the original, Vol. 2 features new cover art by Stanley Mouse, the artist who helped create the iconic artwork from Europe '72, which features the return of the legendary Ice Cream Kid. Trouble comes in many flavors. Ice Cream Kid is in hot water. The jury is out. His only defense is love, says Mouse of the Kid's return.


    Recorded at various locations during the band's 22-show tour, the collection captures the Dead in white-hot moments of improvisational revelry as the band explores a number of its most enduring songs, like Bertha, Sugaree and Playing In the Band, plus relatively obscure cuts like Black-Throated Wind and Pigpen's Chinatown Shuffle.


    As a special treat, the set includes an epic hour-plus jam that combines Dark Star and The Other One. Recorded at the Bickershaw Festival, it was the only show on this tour where the band broke out both of these beloved improvisational showpieces. Vol. 2 also includes Good Lovin and Dire Wolf from the April 26 show at Jahrhundert Halle in Frankfurt, West Germany. While much of that concert was released on 1995's Hundred Year Hall, these particular tracks were not included and have remained unreleased until now.

    LP1
    Side 1
    1. Bertha (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/1972)
    2. Me And My Uncle (Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/72)
    3. Chinatown Shuffle (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/1972)
    4. Sugaree (Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/3/72)


    Side 2
    1. Black-Throated Wind (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/1972)
    2. Loser (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/1972)
    3. Next Time You See Me (Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/4/72)


    LP2
    Side 1
    1. Beat It On Down The Line (La Grande Salle Du Grand Theatre De Luxembourg, Luxembourg 5/16/72)
    2. Dire Wolf (Jahnrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany 4/26/72)
    3. Good Lovin (Jahnrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany 4/26/72)


    Side 2
    1. Greatest Story Ever Told (Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/3/72)
    2. Deal (Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/4/72)
    3. Playing In The Band (Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/24/72)


    LP3
    Side 1
    1. Dark Star (Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 5/7/72)
    2. Drums (Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 5/7/72)


    Side 2
    1. The Other One (Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 5/7/72) [Part 1]


    LP4
    Side 1
    1. The Other One (Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 5/7/72) [Part 2]
    2. Sing Me Back Home (Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/26/72)


    Side 2
    1. Big Railroad Blues (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/17/1972)
    2. Not Fade Away (Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/72)
    3. Not Fade Away (Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/72)

    Grateful Dead
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  • Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly Quick View

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    Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly

    Friday Music is now releasing this LP as a 1st time 180 Gram Audiophile, mastered by Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray.


    Founded by keyboardist/vocalist Doug Ingle in 1966, Iron Butterfly hit the charts and soon became one of the key biker bands and west coast hard rockers alongside entities like Steppenwolf, Grateful Dead and The Doors. A year later, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" became a massive smash hit single & LP garnering the band multi-platinum success, making it one of the most important songs of our time. In 1971, Atco awarded their stellar hard rock champions with a greatest hits album "Evolution."

    1. Iron Butterfly Theme
    2. Possession
    3. Unconscious Power
    4. Flowers and Beads
    5. Termination
    6. In-A-Gadda_Da-Vida
    7. Soul Experience
    8. Stone Believer
    9. Belda-Beast
    10. Easy Rider
    11. Slower Than Guns
    Iron Butterfly
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  • When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate Quick View

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    When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate


    Two Brand New Exclusive Tracks


    700 Limited Edition Copies


    Following Wolf People's critically acclaimed 2013 release, Fain, comes this 4-track 12
    featuring two of the album's most accomplished songs and two brand new tracks. When the
    Fire is Dead in the Grate has quickly been established as a fan-favorite throughout venues
    during their European tour. Stewart Lee described the song as ....the album's first stone
    classic, a funky folk-metal workout that trails off into a compellingly extended coda, both
    guitarists circling and dovetailing and spiraling. A brand new track, Become the Ground,
    breaks new ground for the band, being, perhaps, their most obviously folk-influenced song to
    date. It's a beautiful duet between lead singer Jack Sharp and guest vocalist Nicola Keary before
    the song breaks into a swirling psychedelic jam.


    The B-side of the 12" is made up of the first
    track fans heard on Fain, All Returns, but now coupled with All Returns Part II, the song's
    original extended outro. It's Wolf People at their best, locking into a masterful groove, razor
    sharp guitars lines interlocking and intertwining.

    1. When The Fire Is Dead in the Grate
    2. Become The Ground
    3. All Returns
    4. All Returns Part II
    Wolf People
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  • The Best Of Mountain The Best Of Mountain Quick View

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    The Best Of Mountain


    The Mountain 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues On Friday Music!


    The Legendary Greatest Hits ..First Time On Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios.


    Manufactured By R.T.I.


    In 1973, the good folks at Windfall and Columbia Records compiled
    an amazing overview of Mountain's most memorable and fan driven
    favorites simply titled The Best Of Mountain. This collection featured the
    brilliant lead vocals and dangerous guitar work of Leslie West, the sorely
    missed bass guitar, lead vocals and production of Felix Pappalardi (Cream),
    the driving keyboards of Steve Knight and the heavy metal drums of Corky
    Laing.


    This mammoth collection had something for every one of its devoted
    fans as it culled tracks not only from the band's output on Windfall like their
    earth shattering smashes Mississippi Queen and Nantucket Sleighride, but
    it also included the rare LP edit version of Roll Over Beethoven. Therefore,
    a good majority of the hits and definitive Mountain tracks are included on
    this career overview of songs which will forever stand the test of heavy metal
    time.


    Their most familiar songs from Climbing!, Flowers Of Evil and
    Nantucket Sleighride are featured with hard rockers like Never In My Life,
    Don't Look Around and Crossroader. Plus even more Mountain classics are
    included like Tanuta, The Animal Trainer And The Toad and The Boys In The
    Band.


    The hard rocking progressive sound of Mountain is also highlighted
    with massive hits like their definitive interpretation of Jack Bruce & Pete
    Brown's Theme For An Imaginary Western and their stellar tribute to the
    Woodstock nation with the legendary For Yasgur's Farm.


    The music of Mountain has made them one of the most loved bands
    of all time. Even to this day, their concerts are important events worldwide,
    their albums and songs are of legendary proportion, and the undying energy
    between each of its individual members is second to no one.


    Friday Music is honored once again to announce another installment
    to our beloved Mountain/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
    with the first time HQ vinyl release of The Best Of Mountain. This audiophile
    event is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and features all of the original
    Windfall Records versions of their finest recordings ever.


    For this special 40th Anniversary limited edition release, we are also
    including for the first time in four decades, the original alternate front cover
    LP gatefold artwork not seen in years, which will truly enhance your hours
    of listening enjoyment. And as always, we include a protective vinyl sleeve
    for the fine album cover and poly-lined sleeve for the audiophile vinyl disc to
    help keep your musical investment in mint shape.


    The Best Of Mountain ..Relive your favorite hard rock moments
    once again with Leslie, Felix, Corky and Steve . now an audiophile vinyl
    reality .from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. Never in My Life
    2. Taunta (Sammy's Tune)
    3. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
    4. Roll Over Beethoven
    5. For Yasgur's Farm
    6. The Animal Trainer and the Toad
    7. Mississippi Queen
    8. King's Chorale
    9. Boys in the Band
    10. Don't Look Around
    11. Theme for an Imaginary Western
    12. Crossroader
    Mountain
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  • The Best Of Spirit The Best Of Spirit Quick View

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    The Best Of Spirit


    The Mountain 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues On Friday Music!
    The Legendary Greatest Hits ..first Time On Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios.


    Manufactured By R.T.I.


    In 1974, the good folks at Epic Records compiled an amazing
    overview of Spirit's most memorable and fan driven favorites simply
    titled The Best Of Spirit. This collection featured the brilliant and sorely
    missed vocals and guitar work of Randy California, the rockin' lead
    vocals of Jay Ferguson, the driving bass and vocals of Mark Andes,
    the powerful drums of the late great Ed Cassidy, plus the keyboard
    wizardry of the late John Locke.


    This mammoth collection had something for everybody as it culled
    tracks not only from the four superior albums on Ode and Epic Records,
    but it also included the rare hit 45 single 1984. Therefore, a good
    majority of the hits and definitive Spirit tracks are included on this career
    compendium of songs which will forever stand the test of time.
    Their most familiar songs from The Twelve Dreams Of Dr.


    Sardonicus and The Family That Plays Together are featured with tracks
    like Nature's Way, I Got A Line On You, Morning Will Come and
    Animal Zoo. Plus even more Spirit classics are included like Fresh
    Garbage, Uncle Jack and Dark Eyed Woman.


    The legendary L.A. sound of Spirit is also highlighted with massive
    smash hits like Mr. Skin and more rockers like Prelude: Nothing To Hide
    and Mechanical World.


    The music of Spirit has made them one of the most loved bands of
    all time. Their concerts were trendsetting events, their albums and songs
    were of legendary proportion, and the cosmic energy between each
    individual member is of unequalled dimension.


    Friday Music is honored once again to be the torchbearer for
    some of the finest music ever recorded, and it is with much honor to
    announce the first time audiophile vinyl release of The Best Of Spirit.
    This audiophile event is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and
    features all of the original versions of their finest recordings ever.
    For this special 40th Anniversary limited edition release, we are
    also including for the first time, the original LP artwork elements not seen
    in years, now in a gatefold format, which will truly enhance your hours
    of listening enjoyment. And as always, we include a protective vinyl
    sleeve for the fine album cover and poly-lined sleeve for the audiophile
    vinyl disc to help keep your musical investment in mint shape.
    Stay tuned to Friday Music as we will be releasing more of Spirit's
    classic recordings on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl and compact disc in
    the very near future.


    The Best Of Spirit ..Relive your favorite moments once again with
    these incredible songs from your favorite band . now an audiophile
    vinyl reality .from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. 1984
    2. Mechanical World
    3. Nature's Way
    4. Animal Zoo
    5. Fresh Garbage
    6. I Got A Line On You
    7. Prelude-Nothin' To Hide
    8. Uncle Jack
    9. Morning Will Come
    10. Dark Eyed Woman
    11. Mr. Skin
    Spirit
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  • Wake The Dead Wake The Dead Quick View

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    Wake The Dead

    It's a beautiful thing when a good band turns to great; when they put out an album that ends all skepticism concerning the band and turns everyone's head. Such is the case with Comeback Kid's spectacular sophomore effort, Wake The Dead.


    The band's passion-filled debut, Turn It Around, put this band near the forefront of the straight edge hardcore movement, with its breakneck speeds and heart-stomping breakdowns. Still, people argued that it was a bit too generic for comfort, and that the album's songs blended into one another after five songs, making for a rather boring listen after ten minutes. Now, I don't know if the band took those comments to heart, but Wake The Dead has remedied any problems the band has had in the past and has turned out to be a flawless effort from a band who will no doubt be name-dropped as one of the most elite bands in hardcore after this release.


    Where Turn It Around failed, Wake The Deaad excels; each song is rather distinct, not in the fact that there are a lot of "departures" to be found, but that each song has its own identity and its own parts that are unique to the song. Also, the length of the album has been cut short by four tracks, from fifteen to eleven, making for a more concise (but no less intense) listen. Lastly, the production is as in-your-face as a hardcore album could sound, making the move to Victory Records (I know, we all groaned when we heard it) a seemingly helpful move. Simply put, Wake The Dead sounds as amazing as the music is. The vocals are cleaner, the drums are more effective, and the gang vocals sound fuller. Check the end of the title track for proof; it's the best sing-along since Bane's "Can We Start Again."


    Comeback Kid's music has also taken a turn towards the more punk rock-influenced hardcore spectrum, exchanging breakdowns for sheer speed and surprisingly more melodic (but no less hard-hitting) riffs. In fact, there's almost nary a breakdown to be found here; you've got your typical slower-paced rhythms to get the kids stomping, but nothing as earth-shattering as the end of, say, "All In A Year," the opener from the band's debut. The most amazing part is that you will not even notice; the songs are that good. Besides, you can still get all of the breakdown mayhem found on their debut if you see them live, which I highly consider, for they're currently on the straight edge hardcore tour of a lifetime, opening for Bane and With Honor.


    There's also nothing like listening to an album for the first time and being ripped in half by an amazing album opener; "False Idols Fall" is the quintessential hardcore anthem. It's got speed, power, gang vocals, and a powerful closing, and all you can do after the song is over is smile because it was just so absolutely perfect. I can't remember the last hardcore song that made me smile. From the opening, to the insane gang vocals of "Wake The Dead," to the anthemic and soon-to-be crowd favorite "Partners In Crime," to the technicality of "Bright Lights Keep Shining," you're left in awe at how good this band sounds. Scott Wade's vocals are top-notch and unbelievably charismatic, and the guitar work is spectacular, not for its technicality and hard-to-play parts, but just for making some of the best hardcore riffs I've ever heard. Every song is excellent, and, as stated before, each has its own identity, something that is hard to come by in recent years with hardcore music.


    This is a hands down ten out of ten. I've heard very few albums that have knocked me on my ass past a month's worth of listening, but Wake The Dead has done it. This is one hell of musical accomplishment, and is 100% deserving of a perfect rating. Pick this up TODAY.


    - Dan Perrone (Punk News)

    1. False Idols Fall
    2. My Other Side
    3. Wake the Dead
    4. The Trouble I Love
    5. Talk is Cheap
    6. Partners in Crime
    7. Our Distance
    8. Bright Lights Keep Shining
    9. Falling Apart
    10. Losing Patience
    11. Final Goodbye
    Comeback Kid
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  • American Epic: The Best of Lead Belly American Epic: The Best of Lead Belly Quick View

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    American Epic: The Best of Lead Belly

    Louisiana delta native Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter is the master of twelve-string blues guitar. His story is one of high-highs and low-lows, from serving stints in prison after killing a man in a fight for a woman's heart, but then eventually earning early release by entertaining his fellow prison-mates and penning a song for the governor, thus cementing his reputation of singing his way out of prison. Folklorists John and Alan Lomax were early supporters that brought Lead Belly to the attention of Ivy Leaguers as well as a European audience. His songs have been widely covered by artists such as Elvis, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and the Grateful Dead.


    Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

    1. Mr. Tom Hughes' Town
    2. C. C. Rider
    3. You Can't Lose Me, Charlie
    4. Kansas City Papa
    5. Death Letter Blues, Part 1
    6. Death Letter Blues, Part 2
    7. Fort Worth and Dallas Blues
    8. Bull Cow
    9. Ox Drivin' Blues
    10. Shorty George
    11. You Don't Know My Mind
    12. Matchbox Blues
    13. My Baby Quit Me
    14. Baby Don't You Love Me No More
    Lead Belly
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Golden Butter: The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Golden Butter: The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Quick View

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    Golden Butter: The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band


    The First Time Audiophile Vinyl 40th Anniversary Presentation Of Their Legendary Elektra Recordings


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Elektra Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios & At Capitol Records With Ron McMaster


    Features The Original Gatefold Cover Album Art & Essay by Tony Glover


    Along with fellow superstars Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band and The Grateful Dead, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one of the first powerhouse rock acts of the sixties. With their phenomenal brand of Chicago blues music unlike any band before or after them, they helped to usher in the progressive underground rock movement.


    With its core line-up of Paul Butterfield (harmonica/lead vocalist), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), Elvin Bishop (guitar), Sam Lay(drums), Mark Nataflin (keyboards) and Jerome Arnold (bass), this amazing band truly delivered many legendary blues and rock recordings during their successful reign at Elektra Records.


    Blues masterpieces of the era still resonate today as Paul Butterfield and Co. foretold with their classic signature tunes like Born In Chicago, Look Over Yonders Wall, Mellow Down Easy and the mammoth blues prog-rocker East West. With the superstar talents that made up this band over the years, it was not uncommon to hear radio stations play entire sides of their revolutionary albums during the dawn of FM and underground radio.


    Later albums would reveal even further extensions of the blues rock genre with classic renditions like Marvin Gaye's One More Heartache, Michael Nesmith's Mary Mary, plus more of their own prolific standards like Last Hope's Gone, Morning Blues and of course their Woodstock 1969 anthem Love March.


    Elektra awarded The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and their huge fan base with a very extensive and amazing "Greatest Hits" package called Golden Butter back in 1972. Right from the start you get a healthy serving from their first monster release The Paul Butterfield Blues along with more solid tunes from other fine albums like East West, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw, In My Own Dream, Live and Keep On Movin'.


    Out of print on vinyl for many years, it is with great pride and honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band classic Golden Butter - The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on Friday Music.


    As a first installment in the Paul Butterfield/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this amazing album features 18 of their most important songs from their legendary albums from1965 through 1973. From the early blues rock sounds of Shake Your Money-Maker and the lengthy live epic Driftin' and Driftin' to later day album radio favorites like Blind Leading the Blind, One More Mile and the pivotal Willie Dixon favorite Spoonful, this album truly shows the relevance and importance of this sorely missed iconic band.


    Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records with Ron McMaster, this super limited edition album also boasts the original gatefold cover album art and wonderful essay by Tony Glover, not seen in years!


    The two HQ vinyl LP's are also protected by polylined sleeves as well as a polybag to help keep the album cover and albums in great condition for your blues collection.


    The Paul Butterfield Band Golden Butter First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Sounding blusier than ever Nothin' But Some Of The Finest Blues Ever From Chicago exclusively from your friends at Friday Music! In My Own Dream

    LP 1
    1. Born In Chicago
    2. Shake Your Money-Maker
    3. Mellow Down Easy
    4. Our Love Is Drifting
    5. Mystery Train
    6. Look Over Yonders Wall
    7. East-West
    8. Walkin' Blues
    9. Get Out of My Life, Woman
    10. Mary, Mary


    LP 2
    1. Spoonful
    2. One More Mile
    3. One More Heartache
    4. Last Hope's Gone
    5. In My Own Dream
    6. Love March
    7. Driftin' and Driftin'
    8. Blind Leading the Blind

    The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
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  • American Beauty American Beauty Quick View

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    American Beauty

    Ranked 258/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Widely regarded as the Grateful Dead's studio masterpiece, 1970's American Beauty is a further refinement of the roots direction the band undertook with Workingman's Dead which was released earlier the same year. Includes some of the Dead's best-known material in Sugar Magnolia, Friend Of The Devil, Ripple, Box of Rain and Truckin.

    1. Box Of Rain
    2. Friend Of The Devil
    3. Sugar Magnolia
    4. Operator
    5. Candyman
    6. Ripple
    7. Brokedown Palace
    8. Till The Morning Comes
    9. Attics Of My Life
    10. Truckin'
    Grateful Dead
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  • Europe '72 Europe '72 Quick View

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    Europe '72

    Nearly 40 years ago, the Grateful Dead released Europe '72, a triple live album documenting its historic trek across Europe that became not only one of the band's best-selling releases, but also set the gold standard for live Dead.


    The Grateful Deads first tour outside of North America took them to all sorts of historic and unusual venues in England, Denmark, West Germany, France, Holland and even Luxembourg. Many members of the Dead family came along on what was really an extended working vacation that was designed to both expose the Dead to new audiences and also reward the band for their unlikely conquest of America during the preceding two years. As a hedge against the costs of the nearly two-month trip, the Deads label, Warner Bros., paid for the band to lug around a 16-track recorder to capture the entire tour.


    This was a band at the top of its game, still ascending in the wake of three straight hit albums: Workingmans Dead, American Beauty and the live Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses). It had been a year since the lineup had gone to its single-drummer configuration, six months since Keith Godchaux had been broken in as the groups exceptional pianist, and this marked the first tour to feature Donna Godchaux as a member of the touring band. This would also be Pigpen's final tour with the band.


    There was a ton of new, unreleased material that came into the repertoire in the fall of 71 (after Skull & Roses was out) and during the spring of 72, including Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Hes Gone, Ramble on Rose, One More Saturday Night and Mr. Charlie. All those future classics were interspersed with songs from the aforementioned hit albums such as Cumberland Blues and Sugar Magnolia, as well as spectacular versions of Truckin and I Know You Rider.

    LP1
    1. Cumberland Blues (Live in England 1972 Version)
    2. He's Gone (Live in Amsterdam 1972 Version)
    3. One More Saturday Night (Live in England 1972 Version)
    4, Jack Straw (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
    5. You Win Again (Live in England 1972 Version)
    6. China Cat Sunflower (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
    7. I Know You Rider (Live in Paris 1972 Version)


    LP2
    1. Brown-Eyed Woman (Live in Denmark 1972 Version)
    2. Hurts Me Too (Live in London 1972 Version)
    3. Ramble On Rose (Live in England 1972 Version)
    4. Sugar Magnolia (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
    5. Mr. Charlie (Live in England 1972 Version)
    6. Tennessee Jed (Live in Paris 1972 Version)


    LP3
    1. Truckin' (Live in London 1972 Version)
    2. Epilogue (Live in England 1972 Version)
    3. Prelude (Live in England 1972 Version)
    4. Morning Dew (Live in England 1972 Version)

    Grateful Dead
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • American Beauty American Beauty Quick View

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    American Beauty

    The Most American Folk-Rock Ever Made: Indelible Harmonies, Spare Playing, and Gorgeous Textures Surround Masterfully Crafted Songs


    Close Your Eyes As the Dead Serenade You in Your Room: MoFi Edition of American Beauty Epitomizes Realistic Space, Vocals, Instrumentation, and Ambience


    Ranked #261 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Includes "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," "Friend of the Devil," "Ripple"


    American Beauty is the most perfectly realized, superbly played, and openly natural folk-rock record ever released. They don't make albums like this anymore, but thankfully, Mobile Fidelity's extraordinary 180g 45RPM 2LP set allows you to experience this 1970 masterpiece with unrivaled intimacy, realism, detail, and perspective. The Dead might as well be sitting on a Persian carpet right in your living room.


    The pinnacle of the Dead's studio output, American Beauty lives up to its name-as well as that of the "American Reality" ambigram on the iconic cover. Airy vocal harmonies blow like fresh breezes. Strummed acoustic guitars amicably intermingle with plaintive percussive beats. Warmth, relaxation, and poignancy envelop the performances and create sensations of bliss, peace, and honesty. Songs flower with majestic melodies and emotionally direct lyrics. It's a rare album that invites and makes you feel, restores one's faith, and renews one's appreciation for all life offers.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, this deluxe analog set possesses seemingly limitless dynamics, reference-grade presence, and expansive soundstages. The seamless, effortless integration of the group's vocals has always been a high point of American Beauty, and when you hear it here, you'll want every record you own to sound half as good. Every member's distinctive singing resounds with tube-like clarity; the intended expressionism is as plain as day. Instruments, too, resonate in glorious Technicolor. The supple tension of Phil Lesh's bass lines, charismatic timbres of Jerry Garcia's pedal-steel fills, and interwoven dialogue between the pianos and percussion are rendered with lifelike scale and tone.


    Made just months after its companion release, Workingman's Dead, the San Francisco legends' second 1970 masterpiece furthers the former work's close-knit relationship between country and folk while adding extra rock and bluegrass currents. Understated amplified passages, graceful melodies, layered singing, and old-time string flavors-including mandolin work from masterful guest David Grisman-bestow the material with easygoing, comfortable vibes. Again taking advantage of the best songwriting of Robert Hunter's career, the Dead turns in its most collective studio performance, with every individual contributing equally and focusing on nothing but the songs at hand.


    Indeed, Garcia doesn't even indulge in a single guitar solo on the record. A majority of fare lacks any significant instrumental breaks. The Dead recorded the foundations (drums, bass, acoustic guitars) of nearly every track live, which helps explain why American Beauty sounds so powerfully rich and clear. Coupled with the band's personal reflections of the circumstances surrounding them-Bob Weir's parents had died, Garcia's mother and Lesh's father were in the process of passing, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan's health was in decline-these characteristics combined to yield a purity of heart that exceeds that managed by Dead peers (and roots revivalist leaders) The Band and Bob Dylan.


    From Garcia's breathtaking gospel-laden homage to his mother ("Brokedown Palace") to Lesh's healing salve in the form of the groove-based "Box of Rain," from Weir's jaunty and free-wheeling summer escape "Sugar Magnolia" to McKernan's eloquently simple homespun plea "Operator," all the way to the closing autobiographical anthem "Truckin'," American Beauty feels like the warm, spirit-infusing embrace of a loved one after a long journey away. Welcome home.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Box of Rain
    2. Friend of the Devil
    3. Sugar Magnolia
    4. Operator
    5. Candyman
    6. Ripple
    7. Brokedown Palace
    8. Till the Morning Comes
    9. Attics of My Life
    10. Truckin'
    Grateful Dead
    $49.99
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    City Music

    City Music is an airplane descending over frozen lakes into Chicago. City Music is riding the Q Train out to Coney Island to smell the ocean and a morning in Philadelphia where great cranes reconfigure the buildings like an endless puzzle. City Music is also the new album by Kevin Morby.


    Full of listless wanderlust, it's a collection inspired by and devoted to the metropolitan experience across America and beyond by a songwriter cast from his own mold. It is a collection crafted using the other side of its creator's brain, the jumping off point perhaps best once again encapsulated by an image. Here, Lou Reed and Patti Smith stare out at the listener, explains Morby.


    City Music sees Morby joined once again by cohorts Megan Duffy (guitar) and Justin Sullivan (drums). Here the vocals were recorded at night, in darkness, overlooking a Pacific Ocean illuminated only by the stars, the wash and whisper of the ebbing tidal a distant soundtrack. The record was completed with Richard Swift in Oregon (producer of Foxygen, sometime member of The Black Keys). Here the album gives voice to all those cities speaking the same universal language of chaos and commerce and culture.

    1. Come To Me Now
    2. Crybaby
    3. 1234
    4. Aboard My Train
    5. Dry Your Eyes
    6. City Music
    7. Tin Can
    8. Caught In My Eye
    9. Night Time
    10. Pearly Gates
    11. Downtown's Lights
    Kevin Morby
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    Live & Louder

    Pressed On 2x 180-Gram Vinyl


    Includes Bonus CD


    'Live & Louder,' The Dead Daisies' highly-anticipated live outing, is set for release on Spitfire Music / SPV and perfectly captures the awesome vibe of their supreme, sweat-drenched, roof-raising live sets, recorded on a heady high at the end of an unbelievable 2016.


    Not to turn down a good opportunity, the band recorded a number of shows on their UK / European Tour with the same team that made 'Make Some Noise' blow speakers worldwide. The album was mixed by Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Bad Company, Metallica, Santana) at Focxhole Studios and mastered by Howie Weinberg.


    They assembled a true monster in the vein of the great live albums of the 70s. You can feel the sweat drip from the ceilings and the energy of the crowd becoming one with the band, as they scream, holler and forget about our often mundane reality for a night of true Rock'n'Roll.


    Warts 'n all, 'LIVE & LOUDER' is a document of a band in their prime; a raw slice of visceral energy, an in-your-face assault on the senses. Simply: THE DEAD DAISIES in their element and at their best!

    LP 1
    1. Song And a Prayer
    2. Mexico
    3. Make Some Noise
    4. Song And a Prayer
    5. Song And a Prayer
    6. We All Fall Down
    7. Lock 'N' Load
    8. Something I Said


    LP 2
    1. Last Time I Saw The Sun
    2. Join Together
    3. With You And I
    4. Band Intros
    5. Mainline
    6. Helter Skelter
    7. American Band
    8. Midnight Moses


    CD
    1. Long Way To Go
    2. Mexico
    3. Make Some Noise
    4. Song And A Prayer
    5. Fortunate Son
    6. We All Fall Down
    7. Lock ‚ N' Load
    8. Something I Said
    9. Last Time I Saw The Sun
    10. Join Together
    11. With You And I
    12. Band Intros
    13. Mainline
    14. Helter Skelter
    15. American Band
    16. Midnight Moses

    The Dead Daisies
    $19.99
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    Live & Louder (Box Set)

    Limited Box Set Edition Houses 2x 180-Gram Vinyl, 1x CD, 1x DVD, & 1x Red Colored Vinyl 7 Single (Live At Planet Rock Radio UK)

    Includes Poster, Sticker, Button, Patch, & Photocard

    'Live & Louder,' The Dead Daisies' highly-anticipated live outing, is set for release on Spitfire Music / SPV and perfectly captures the awesome vibe of their supreme, sweat-drenched, roof-raising live sets, recorded on a heady high at the end of an unbelievable 2016.

    Not to turn down a good opportunity, the band recorded a number of shows on their UK / European Tour with the same team that made 'Make Some Noise' blow speakers worldwide. The album was mixed by Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Bad Company, Metallica, Santana) at Focxhole Studios and mastered by Howie Weinberg.

    They assembled a true monster in the vein of the great live albums of the 70s. You can feel the sweat drip from the ceilings and the energy of the crowd becoming one with the band, as they scream, holler and forget about our often mundane reality for a night of true Rock'n'Roll.

    Warts 'n all, 'LIVE & LOUDER' is a document of a band in their prime; a raw slice of visceral energy, an in-your-face assault on the senses. Simply: THE DEAD DAISIES in their element and at their best!

    LP 1
    1. Song And a Prayer
    2. Mexico
    3. Make Some Noise
    4. Song And a Prayer
    5. Song And a Prayer
    6. We All Fall Down
    7. Lock 'N' Load
    8. Something I Said


    LP 2
    1. Last Time I Saw The Sun
    2. Join Together
    3. With You And I
    4. Band Intros
    5. Mainline
    6. Helter Skelter
    7. American Band
    8. Midnight Moses


    CD
    1. Long Way To Go
    2. Mexico
    3. Make Some Noise
    4. Song And A Prayer
    5. Fortunate Son
    6. We All Fall Down
    7. Lock ‚ N' Load
    8. Something I Said
    9. Last Time I Saw The Sun
    10. Join Together
    11. With You And I
    12. Band Intros
    13. Mainline
    14. Helter Skelter
    15. American Band
    16. Midnight Moses


    DVD
    Documentary "Live & Louder" (40 Min)
    1. Intro
    2. Looking Back At 2016
    3. Touring With The Daisies
    4. Doug Aldrich
    5. Show Preparation
    6. Stage Fright
    7. Song Favorites
    8. Cover Songs
    9. The Signing Sessions
    10. Looking To The Future
    Tour Recaps (25 Min)
    1. Recording
    2. Musikmesse / Hessentag
    3. Summer Tour
    4. Freedom To Rock Tour
    5. Arizona Cardinals
    6. Japan / South Korea - U.S.O.
    7. Kiss Kruise
    8. Fall/winter Tour
    Bonus Content (20 Min)
    1. Slideshow Best Of 2016
    2. Videoclip: Song And A Prayer
    3. Videoclip: Join Together
    4. Videoclip: Long Way To Go
    5. Videoclip: Make Some Noise

    The Dead Daisies
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    Live At The Carousel Ballroom

    Big Brother & The Holding Company might best be known for being the first band Janis Joplin sung in, a live recording like this one shows their prowess as a fivepiece band.


    Their June 23, 1968 show at the Carousel Ballroom would prove to be legendary on a number of levels. The venue was owned by members of Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead and would later become the Fillmore West. Janis would leave the band only two months after the show to pursue her solo career, making this one of the last times the ensemble worked together. The show was recorded by Augustus Owsley Stanley III , a.k.a. 'Bear', soundman of The Grateful Dead and a masterful LSDcooker, who also supervised the remastering of the recordings shortly before his death in March 2011.


    This is to be the first in a series of releases from his archive titled 'Bear's Sonic Archive', and it promises to be one hell of a ride. Though some of these songs have appeared on a 1972 Janis Joplin collection before in a very raw form, this is the first time these recordings are being released on vinyl.


    Dedicated to Bear, this live performance is a more than welcome addition to the Big Brother catalogue!

    LP1
    1. Combination Of The Two
    2. I Need A Man To Love
    3. Flower In The Sun
    4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
    5. Summertime
    6. Catch Me Daddy
    7. It's A Deal
    8. Call On Me


    LP2
    1. Jam - I'm Mad (Mad Man Blues)
    2. Piece Of My Heart
    3. Coo Coo
    4. Ball & Chain
    5. Down On Me


    Bonus Track:
    6. Call On Me (Saturday Show)

    Janis Joplin
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    Born With Stripes

    San Diegos The Donkeys strike a balance of smiling, surfer mysticism and winking, slacker mystique. They reanimate the charming hallmarks of sunshine-rock past without being sepia-toned retro or bubblegum-cloying. There is an innate playfulness and honesty to the music they make. Its a dynamic that has made public champions of keen-eared musicians like John Darnielle (Mountain Goats) and Craig Finn (The Hold Steady). It was Darnielle who claimed The Donkeys were benevolent keepers of what he called The Antidote to an unnamed sickness plaguing indie rock.


    Born With Stripes is an altogether less twangy affair than the bands 2008 Dead Oceans debut, Living On The Other Side. The nods to Grateful Dead and Buffalo Springfield are better balanced with echoes of other Cali arists, notably Pavement and Beck. The country-rock flairs are often overtaken by powerpop hooks. What some might call a lazy melody is really just a melody on its own clock. Nice and relaxed.


    Ceiling Tan, feels like a lost weekend in Tijuana with Mutations and Crooked Rain, and may well be the bands mission statement. I Like The Way You Walk also cops a 90s alt-rock lick, but ditches any esoterica for earnest yearnings and sweet nothings.


    What makes the Donkeys so potent is not their ability to rehash the past, its that their records embody a pureness, an authenticity that is unmatched in contemporary music. We were not the only ones to feel this undeniable connection. The Donkeys had a brush with Hollywood when Lost producer Eddy Kitsis heard the band, and cast them as Geronimo Jackson, a band he had written into the Lost story as an obscure San Francisco band from the 70s, who were peers of the Grateful Dead. Kitsis heard the Donkeys and felt they so embodied this fictitious band, that he actually had the band re-record their song Excelsior Lady as Dharma Lady and weaved it into the TV show.


    The album was mixed by Pernice Brothers Thom Monahan, whose involvement not only gives us the crispest, warmest Donkeys recordings to date, it also serves to remind us of the bands loose connections to an array of psych-dappled kindred spirits: Vetiver, Papercuts, BrightblackMorning Light, Devendra Banhart. Monahan was not the only outsider the band collaborated with on Born With Stripes. The playful album artwork was created by California illustrator and cartoonist Tony Millionaire, best known for his comics Maakies and Sock Monkey, and as the creator of the Adult Swim show Drinky Crow.

    1. Don't Know Who We Are

    2. I Like The Way You Walk
    3. Bloodhound
    4. Born With Stripes
    5. Kaleidoscope
    6. West Coast Raga
    7. New Blue Stockings
    8. Ceiling Tan
    9. Oxblood
    10. Bullfrog Blues
    11. Valerie
    12. East Coast Raga

    The Donkeys
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    Kickback City (Deluxe)


    * 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    * Includes 44-page Comicbook


    * 4 Crime Scene Postcards


    * 1 Studio LP: A Compilation Of Rory Gallagher's Film Noir Influenced Songs


    * 1 Bonus LP: Kickback City Live


    * Includes Audiobook CD ''the Lie Factory,'' Narrated By Aidan Quinn


    Throughout his life Rory Gallagher was a great fan of the crime noir genre and much of his work was inspired by the characters and themes found in the cult detective novels of authors such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Examples of Rory's best crime inspired material are central to the Kickback City album, providing the soundtrack to Ian Rankin's newly created novella 'The Lie Factory'. Rory's lyrics and song titles are cleverly woven in to the story.


    The unique album Kickback City is completed by the stunning visuals created by illustrator Timothy Truman (DC Comics / First Comics). Also a life-long Rory Gallagher fan, the musician, writer and illustrator has been working in the graphic novel industry since the 80's and is internationally known for his art design for the Grateful Dead.

    LP 1
    1. Kickback City
    2. Continental
    3. Kid Gloves
    4. Big Guns
    5. Loanshark Blues
    6. B Girl
    7. Slumming Angel
    8. Barley & Grape Rag
    9. In Your Town
    10. Sinner Boy
    11. The Devil Made Me Do It


    LP 2
    1. Continental Op
    2. Tattoo'd Lady
    3. I Ain't No Saint
    4. Off The Handle
    5. The Loop
    6. Messin' With The Kid

    Rory Gallagher
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    Knives & Teeth

    Tom Hamilton is best known as one of the founding members of the highly successful electro-rock band, Brothers Past, an endeavor that infused the song structures of The Grateful Dead into the experimental music of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher (a sort of "Pink Floyd with laptops," as Hamilton calls it). When the strictures of band life became creatively stifling, Hamilton decided in 2007 to form American Babies. A loosely-organized operation wherein Hamilton is the sole constant member, American Babies have released three sets over the course of six years: their self-titled debut, which won them numerous festival appearances as well supporting gigs with Sheryl Crow, Derek Trucks and The National; a 2010 EP called Weight of the World; and, in 2011, their second long player, Flawed Logic.


    Knives & Teeth is the powerful new American Babies album fromThe Royal Potato Family. The 10 songs range from uplifting to heartbreaking as Hamilton considers the secrets of childhood, the impending doubts of adulthood and the weight of strained friendships, all set to a soundtrack with the brashness of The Replacements, the sonic intensity of David Bowie and the acoustic majesty of Led Zeppelin.


    When asked to describe his new record, Knives & Teeth, Hamilton's answer is short and compact but, like his lyrics, is loaded with deeper meaning: "It's a 40-minute existential breakdown."

    1. When I Build My Fortune
    2. Cold Blooded
    3. Old Fashioned
    4. Bullseye Blues
    5. This Thing Ain't Goin' Nowheres
    6. Goddamn
    7. They Sing "Old Time Religion"
    8. Running In Place
    9. Fire Sale
    10. Telephone
    American Babies
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    Amid The Noise And Haste

    DC-natives SOJA are thrilled to announce the release of new album "Amid the Noise and Haste" via ATO Records. It is band's fifth full-length and was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend). Featured
    guests include Michael Franti, Damian Marley, J Boog and Collie Buddz.


    Jacob Hemphill (lead singer/guitarist) and Bobby Lee (bass) met in the first grade in Virginia. The two instantly became best friends, finding common
    ground through their love of hip hop, rock and reggae, which they performed together at middle school talent shows. Throughout high school, they met
    Ryan Berty (drums), Kenneth Brownell (percussion) and Patrick O'Shea (keyboards) and formed SOJA. Rafael Rodriguez (trumpet), Hellman Escorcia
    (saxophone) & Trevor Young (lead guitar) joined the band when things started to heat up.


    Over the course of the past few years, SOJA has sold more than 200,000 albums, headlined shows in more than 20 countries around the world,
    generated over 3 million Facebook fans, 60 million YouTube views, and attracted an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base that grows each
    tour, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city.


    SOJA will be hitting the road this month with stops at Hangout Music Fest and California Roots Festival and will follow with a national run of amphitheater
    performances on the Soulshine tour with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall.

    1. Tear It Down
    2. Your Song ft. Damian Jr. Gong Marley
    3. I Believe ft. Michael Franti and Nahko
    4. Easier ft. Anuhea and J Boog
    5. Shadow ft. Trevor Young
    6. Once Upon A Time
    7. Promises and Pills ft. Alfred the MC
    8. Signature
    9. She Still Loves Me ft. Collie Buddz
    10. Wait
    11. Better
    12. Treading Water
    13. Lucid Dreams ft. Nahko
    SOJA
    $21.99
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    Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968

    Starting in 1966, Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the
    Holding Company became accidental architects of what
    would be known as the San Francisco Sound. During that
    important cultural watershed quaintly referred to as the
    Summer of Love, they provided an unruly, party-tastic link
    between the cool, cerebral music of the Jefferson Airplane
    and the psychedelic covenant of the Grateful Dead.


    LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL BALLROOM 1968 is a previously
    unavailable live concert recording of Big Brother and
    the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, recorded
    by legendary soundman Owsley Stanley, a/k/a Bear,
    who supervised the mastering of this release before his
    fatal car accident on March 12, 2011. The release of the
    album marks the one-year anniversary of his passing and is
    dedicated to Bear.


    This is Bears unique vision how he heard the band live,
    and how he wanted to transmit it. From the very speciï¬c
    (non)stereo mix, to the cover artwork he commissioned
    from Stanley Mouse, to the liner notes written by those
    who knew Bear best, this truly is Bears presentation of this phenomenal band and inspirational music.

    LP1
    1. Combination Of The Two
    2. I Need A Man To Love
    3. Flower In The Sun
    4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
    5. Summertime
    6. Catch Me Daddy
    7. Its A Deal
    8. Call On Me


    LP2
    9. Jam Im Mad
    10. Piece Of My Heart
    11. Coo Coo
    12. Ball & Chain
    13. Down On Me
    14. Call On Me (Saturday ShowJune 22, 1968)*


    *Bonus Track

    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
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    Music From Big Pink

    Ranked 34/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Take a Load Off with the Very Best-Sounding Analog Big Pink Ever Pressed


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI


    Includes The Weight, I Shall Be Released, This Wheel's On Fire


    Youve likely heard the story. Now hear the results of one of the most famous sessions in history with a clarity and warmth never thought possible.


    In late 1965 and early 1966, Bob Dylan shattered the boundaries between folk and rock music on a controversial tour that found the generation spokesman plugging in and shocking purist audiences that reviled in horror at the sight of their hero playing electric with a bunch of ragtag Canadian mates. Then known as the Hawks, the Band was that backing group, serving Dylan not only on the road but, playing with him after his motorcycle accident, on his seminal Basement Tapes collection.


    Recorded in 1968 and ranked #34 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, The Bands Music From Big Pink stems from the same localea pink farmhouse in upstate Woodstock, New Yorkas the Basement Tapes and is just as rustic, timeless, and mysterious as Dylans celebrated work. A debut for the ages, the album features two songs co-written with DylanThis Wheels on Fire, Tears of Rageas well as whats universally recognized as the definitive version of Dylans I Shall Be Released. More famously, it also includes The Weight, a standard covered by everyone from the Grateful Dead to Weezer to Aretha Franklin. But the power of this set doesnt lie in one song but the entire album.


    A groundbreaking statement, Music From Big Pink lays bare the magnetism of the American South, Appalachian traditions, and country-rock innovations. That guitarist Robbie Robertson, pianist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, drummer/vocalist Levon Helm, and organist Richard Manuel are all household names only adds to the proof of this must-have records everlasting appeal. This is the majesty of what Greil Marcus called the old, weird America.


    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog version practically gives you a spot on the floor at Big Pink as the sessions went down. Curl up, close your eyes, and listen as the music's sublimely organic sounds appear with full-range dynamics, life-size imaging, and tremendous soundstaging. This is one of the reasons why you have a turntable. Prepare for your system, and your ears, to glow.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Tears Of Rage
    2. To Kingdom Come
    3. In A Station
    4. Caledonia Mission
    5. The Weight
    6. We Can Talk
    7. Long Black Veil
    8. Chest Fever
    9. Lonesome Suzie
    10. This Wheel's On Fire
    11. I Shall Be Released
    The Band
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    The High Frontier

    Lumerians release The High Frontier on through Partisan Records. The name for the album comes from a term coined by Gerard K. O'Neil in his illustrated 1976 book depicting human colonisation of space. The High Frontier contains Krautrock inspired exploration, Afrobeat's ritualistic rhythms, post-punk guitar noise and cracked-glacÉ synth lines culled from perverse 1970s sci-fi soundtracks.


    It's a cacophony of sound in which Lumerians acknowledge the role noise and rhythm has always played in transcendent and ecstatic rituals the world over, from the repetitious drums of tribal animists to the penetrating electronic pulses of neon dance clubs.


    The six tracks and 33 minutes that make up The High Frontier were recorded and produced in Lumerians' self-built studio/brewery: a room housed in a converted store-front church in a neighbourhood affectionately referred to as the "Murder Dubbs".


    The High Frontier brings back the sound of prog rock that was so familiar in the 70s. Uncut described the album as: "a fruitful collision between Boredoms, Neu! and the Grateful Dead" and they are spot on.


    Track one Dogon Genesis could easily fit itself into the 70s with no questions asked. Dogon Genesis is a fantastic first track that prepares the listener for the rest of the album. Dogon Genesis could refer to the Dogon tribe of Mali which gives a good indication of how bonkers the record is.


    Title track The High Frontier has a completely different sound to that of Dogon Genesis. It's a slower tempo with more deep, bass tones coming through. The drum beat produces a mesmerising rhythm alongside the swooping synth sounds.


    Previously disclosed track, The Bloom follows the same theme as The High Frontier. It's strange and eery. It is probably the most experimental song on the record which introduces lots of sounds and plays with the concepts of prog rock to create a brilliantly atmospheric track. The synth sounds heard at the beginning almost sound like sirens, building a sense of tension and fear into the listener.


    Koman Tong breaks the album away from eerie and unnerving and plunges it into summer happiness. Koman Tong is still very experimental but it starts to introduce the idea of world influences into Lumerians' music, the guitar is distorted leading it to sound faintly like a sitar in parts while gongs and bells can be heard in the background. It's the best track on the record by far. There is just so much to catch and involve yourself in that you will instantly become lost in the music - cliched as it may sound.


    Smokies Tangle turns the album back to its 70s prog rock style while the last track, Life Without Skin again oozes world influences, foreign vocals and jazz inspired drum beats to create a superb end track. It has a fantastic rhythm and melody and can easily be placed as one of the best songs on The High Frontier. It's also one of the only tracks on the album that uses influences from Lounge - think Bonobo vs prog rock and you're almost there.


    The High Frontier is a mesmerizing account of weirdness and oddity that will leave you wanting to hear more. Each track has so many layers to it that you really will become immersed in this record. It's 33 minutes of experiments, fusion of genres and rule-breaking in the music world. A triumph.


    - Rocking Republic

    1. Burning Mirrors
    2. Black Tusk
    3. Shortwave Fields
    4. Atlanta Brook
    5. Hashshashin
    6. Calalini Rises
    7. XuluX
    8. Melting Space
    9. Gaussian Castles
    Lumerians
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    FREEMAN

    Listening to Marvelous Clouds, Aaron Freeman's 2012 debut under his own name, fans might have felt that he was ignoring an elephant in his room-a drug-and-alcohol-related onstage flame-out that made viral headlines the year before. But Clouds, a deceptively chill Rod McKuen covers record, was just a warm-up for the artist once known as Gene Ween. In the opening minutes of FREEMAN, the self-titled debut from his new band, Freeman addresses addiction and its aftermath with the combination of merciless self-inventory and artful songcraft that earned Ween one of the most devoted fan bases in contemporary pop. This song, the unmistakably autobiographical Covert Discretion, is a quiet shocker. Save your judgments for someone else, Freeman sings. Be grateful I saved me from myself.


    As bitter as it sounds, the track clears the air. FREEMAN represents a new beginning- Aaron Freeman's first album of original material since disbanding Ween and getting sober-but it isn't a record mired in its maker's private struggles. It's simply a collection of gorgeous, subtly offbeat songs-in other words, a continuation of the thread that runs through the entire Ween catalog. The lush psychedelic pop of The English and Western Stallion; the melancholy plea of More Than the World; the unflappable, Plastic Ono Band-esque blues-rock of Gimmie One More-these are songs that bear the unmistakable Aaron Freeman stamp.


    And to hear Freeman tell it, they wouldn't have been possible if he'd stayed in his old band. There was so much of 'Aaron had to break up Ween because of addiction' and 'Aaron broke up Ween in order to pursue his solo work,' he says. But I broke up Ween because we were at a creative dead end way before our last record, La Cucaracha. Basically we were going through the motions, becoming a showcase band.


    Freeman stresses that FREEMAN is more about renewal than turning his back on the past. I want this record to pay homage to Ween, he says. These are the same songs I would've written in Ween-except without [ex-bandmate] Mickey. Several tracks hark back to the role-playing that was a hallmark of Freeman's back-catalog: (For a While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like a Man, a badass blues-rock meditation on lost mojo; or Black Bush, a trippy, heavily stylized ode to the natural beauty of Freeman's recently adopted hometown of Woodstock.


    But there's also a fresh perspective here, the sound of a shadow lifting. Delicate Green, which savors life's everyday blessings, is one of the sweetest, most sincere songs Freeman has written. And All the Way to China and El Shaddai reference Jewish texts-Kabbalah readings and James A. Michener's The Source, respectively-that guided him through his darkest times. There's a lot of spiritual stuff on here because that really helped me, Freeman says. I listened to a lot of reggae-'Jah gonna help me through Babylon,' you know? I listened to a lot of Paul McCartney too, and I thought, if he can do this, break up the fucking Beatles, I can certainly break up Ween and be okay.


    Aaron Freeman has also turned his back on substance abuse, a fact that might concern fans who mistake intoxication for inspiration. I wrote the songs I wrote in Ween despite all the drugs and alcohol I was doing, not because, Freeman says. Most people don't get sobriety at all. They assume you're this better-than-thou monk sitting on a mountain, judging everybody. It's not that way: You have to let everybody do their thing, and you get weirder. A song like FREEMAN's Golden Monkey, which rivals Ween's underrated Quebec for sheer mind-warping brilliance, proves Freeman's point.


    In order to get to FREEMAN, Aaron Freeman had to make a clean break. If I hadn't left my partnership, there wouldn't be anything, he explains. I'd probably be dead too. I know that at the end of the day, this is the best thing I could've done for me and for every Ween fan. FREEMAN, an album that distills the Aaron Freeman aesthetic-built on equal parts wonder and malaise, frankness and mysticism, defiance and vulnerability-to its headiest essence, proves his point. This man, known for so long by another name, is finally free.

    1. Covert Discretion
    2. The English And Western Stallion
    3. (For A While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like a Man
    4. El Shaddai
    5. Black Bush
    6. Gimme One More
    7. More Than the World
    8. All The Way To China
    9. Golden Monkey
    10. Delicate Green
    11. There Is A Form
    12. I Know A Girl
    FREEMAN
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