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  • Big Talk Big Talk Quick View

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    Big Talk

    Recorded at The Killers Battle Born studios in Las Vegas with producer Joe Chicharelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket), and mixed in London by star mixer Alan Moulder (U2, The Killers, Foo Fighters), Big Talk sees the Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci step out from behind the kit. As a member of one of the biggest bands of the past ten years, Vannucci has collaborated on many Killers songs, so it will come as no surprise to find that Vannucci has a way with a genius hook of his own. But Vannucci is more: a true multi-instrumentalist, superb vocalist, who has produced what is sure to be the rock soundtrack to the summer.

    1. Katzenjammer

    2. Getaways
    3. Under Water
    4. The Next One Living
    5. Replica
    6. No Whiskey
    7. Girl At Sunrise
    8. White Dove
    9. Living In Pictures
    10. Hunting Season
    11. A Fine Time To Need Me
    12. Big Eye

    Big Talk
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  • Two Devils Will Talk Two Devils Will Talk Quick View

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    Two Devils Will Talk

    Our favorite highlanders, The Real McKenzies, will be celebrating 2017 with a brand new album-Two Devils Will Talk- marking their 25th year as a band. There's a saying in Scotland: "Many a mickle makes a muckle." This translates to: "Many a small thing makes a big thing." This is especially true with the unique sound that The Real McKenzies' have cultivated over the years. Two Devils Will Talk is packed with fourteen rousing songs that incorporate classic punk, hard folk, acoustic and electric instruments, all weaving in the Celtic influence for which the band is known. The result of all these combined elements is one of the strongest albums in the band's entire career.
    1. Due West
    2. Weyburn
    3. One Day
    4. Seafarers
    5. Northwest Passage
    6. Float
    7. One Man Voyage
    8. Sail Again
    9. The Town
    10. Pedals
    11. Drunkards Lament
    12. Fuck the Real McKenzies
    13. The Comeback
    14. Scots Wha Ha'e
    The Real McKenzies
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  • Songs From The Big Chair Songs From The Big Chair Quick View

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    Songs From The Big Chair

    Tears for Fears' biggest-selling album, Songs from the Big Chair, will be released in its most spectacular format on November 4, 2014, via Universal Music Enterprises. The album spawned classic songs like "Everybody Wants To Rule the World," "Mother's Talk," "Shout" and "Head over Heels. Tears for Fears' phenomenal 10-million-selling second album marked a transition in the band's sound and catapulted them into international prominence.
    1. Shout
    2. The Working Hour
    3. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    4. Mothers Talk
    5. I Believe
    6. Broken
    7. Head Over Heels
    8. Listen
    Tears For Fears
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    Talking Dreams

    Los Angeles-based alt-pop quartet, Echosmith recorded Talking Dreams with producer Mike Elizondo (Tegan and Sara, No Doubt, Maroon 5), who signed them to Warner Bros. with WBR chairman and fellow producer Rob Cavallo.


    Echosmith might be just starting out on the newest chapter of their career, but that doesn't mean this Los Angeles-based four-piece are strangers to what it takes to make it as a band. In fact, they've known each other their whole lives.


    The four siblings - Jamie, Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass) and Graham (drums) - have been playing together as a band for several years, honing in on their sound and perfecting their collaborative song-writing process.


    Now that Echosmith have refined that sound into what can be described as alt-pop influenced by a lot of early-'80s new wave, they have big plans to share that sound with new fans.

    1. Come Together
    2. Let's Love
    3. Cool Kids
    4. March Into The Sun
    5. Come With Me
    6. Bright
    7. Talking Dreams
    8. Tell Her You Love Her
    9. Ran Off In The Night
    10. Nothing's Wrong
    11. Safest Place
    12. Surround You
    Echosmith
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  • Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band Quick View

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    Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band

    Before Charlie Watts became the best-known drummer on the planet with The Greatest rock 'n' Roll Band in the World he lived for a few months in Denmark. According to English trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Gerard Presencer, who is also a member of the Danish Radio Big Band, it was something he only found out about by chance when he and Charlie talked on the telephone in 2009


    "I landed a job with Danish Radio Big Band in 2009. A week or two after arriving in Copenhagen I got a call from Charlie. Later the idea dawned upon me for a return to his Jazz days over here after nearly 50 years. I spoke with my boss at the Danish Radio Big Band and went about putting this live project together. We agreed upon a week in Copenhagen in October 2010."


    They rehearsed for 4 days, then played a concert on the fifth day at the newly opened Danish Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen. This concert was recorded for broadcast by Danish National Radio. Charlie and his long-time bassist Dave Green went to record shops and strolled around the city, with no need for security guards. Charlie made it clear that he did not want to be placed on a big riser above the band, as he found that this did not help the musicians to bond.


    In choosing the material, it was important to focus on the groove. According to Prescencer, "Having Dave Green on bass as special guest was an essential ingredient, as these two boyhood friends (next door neighbours growing up in Wembley, North London) have unspoken psychic connections that bassists and drummers, so there are times on this recording where their abundant empathy makes the rest of the band comfortable enough to really play out and take chances."


    The album includes seven tracks, including two Mick and Keith compositions, 'Paint it Black' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', both arranged by Prescencer and another one, 'Faction' that is based on another Stones' classic. There are also two by Charlie himself, both written with fellow drummer Jim Keltner.


    A day or two after the broadcast Prescencer began to think that the concert was so good it deserved to be heard more widely. "The Danish Radio needed very little convincing to hand over the recordings to me to work on, as well as Søren Frost our regular drummer and rhythm section consultant from the big band and the brilliant recording engineer, Lars C. Bruun. So, after several years work on this, we have produced this collection of music from our gig."


    Charlie Watts meets the Danish Radio Big Band is the kind of album that many jazz fans had probably given up hope of hearing. In the glory days of big band jazz and arrangers like Oliver Nelson coming up with brilliant music, albums like this were, if not commonplace, at least more readily available. The truth is there is nothing commonplace about this album, it is a sheer delight.


    Anyone who knows Charlie, knows how much he loves jazz. A few years ago when he and I were looking at a photo of the Stones playing in the 1960s he pointed at a particular cymbal and said, "I've still got that cymbal, but I don't use it on Stones' gigs, it's too good for them. I just use it on my jazz gigs." There's no doubt, that's the cymbal you hear on the first part of the 'Elvin Suite'.


    Charlie Watts is one of the great ambassadors for jazz and every jazz lover will relish this record, and the fact that Charlie is involved may bring jazz to the attention of some that are not sure if they like jazz. Listen to this and you know you do.

    1. Elvin Suite - Part 1
    2. Elvin Suite - Part 2
    3. Faction (AKA Satisfaction)
    4. I Should Care
    5. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    6. Paint It Black
    7. Molasses
    Charlie Watts & The Danish Radio Big Band
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  • Back To Us (Deluxe) Back To Us (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Back To Us (Deluxe)

    CM Awards Vocal Group of the Year Nominee Rascal Flatts release their highly-anticipated tenth studio album BACK TO US (Big Machine Records) . The collection is reminiscent of the trio's distinct sound that catapulted their status as international superstars, while maintaining an edge that has kept them at the forefront of the genre. With 12 of 13 tracks produced by the group with bassist Jay DeMarcus taking the reigns the album explores the powerful emotions of relationships with songwriting credits from the trio throughout, adding a personal depth to the release.

    Stacked with multiple standout moments, including the vocally-driven collaboration with Lauren Alaina, Are You Happy Now, the trio also called upon songwriting powerhouses and friends Dan + Shay, alongside Cary Barlowe and Jesse Frasure for the optimistically, upbeat Hopin You Were Lookin and Chris Stapleton, joined by Luke Laird, for the effervescent Vandalized. Hands Talk also welcomes red-hot producer busbee, who co-wrote and produced the track for the deluxe album.

    The infectious song is turning heads as one of the fastest moving singles on country radio charts (Entertainment Weekly) while Rolling Stone proclaims it showcases the band's vocal harmonies and knack for sing-along hooks.

    1. Yours If You Want It
    2. Hopin' You Were Lookin'
    3. I Know You Won't
    4. Dance
    5. Back To Us
    6. Kiss You While I Can
    7. Vandalized
    8. Are You Happy Now (with Lauren Alaina)
    9. Hands Talk
    10. Thieves
    11. Love What You've Done With The Place
    12. Roller Rink
    13. Our Night To Shine
    Rascal Flatts
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    White Women

    We are officially on the cusp of the Canadian funk lords' fourth album's release. It's called White Women and it's a doozy. As a work of cultural theory, it posits that we are living in a post-nostalgia age. All previous genres and styles of music now coexist within a singularity of moves and gestures. (Ouch, sorry, got possessed by a cultural studies prof. for a second there but the foregoing is true of Chromeo, just FYI.) More importantly, as pure entertainment, White Women perpetuates and elevates Chromeo's existing blueprint: sexy funk, ass-targeting beats, melodic honey, and smart lyrics about the foibles of contemporary love.


    Chromeo is an electrofunk duo based in Montreal, Canada composed of P-Thugg on keyboards, synthesizers, and talk box, and Dave 1 on guitar and lead vocals. The two childhood friends jokingly describe themselves as the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture.World leaders, powerful CEOs, and assorted other fat cats could learn myriad lessons from Chromeo, but the number one tip that Dave 1 and P-Thugg have is this: Know thyself, know thy vibe, and stay thy course. The rest of the population will catch up. What this means is that Chromeo is really good at being Chromeo. The mission, the package, the vision-it's been a straight shot of pure intentionality from the jump. These Chromeo dudes? They have the whole being-these-Chromeo-dudes thing totally wired.

    LP 1
    1. Sexy Socialite
    2. Jealous (I Ain't With It)
    3. Come Alive (feat. Toro Y Moi)
    4. Over Your Shoulder
    5. Lost On The Way Home (feat. Solange)
    6. Play The Fool


    LP 2
    1. Hard To Say No
    2. Ezra's Interlude (feat. Ezra Koenig)
    3. Old 45s
    4. Somethingood
    5. Frequent Flyer
    6. Fall Back 2U

    Chromeo
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  • The Masterplan The Masterplan Quick View

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    The Masterplan

    Following a British rock tradition initiated by the Beatles and lovingly inherited by the Jam and the Clash, Oasis is the only band of the era to offer fans extra tracks on their singles that are often as good as, if not better than, the hits. Rather than saving his new songs for the next full album, Noel Gallagher prefers immediacy. Thus, this compilation of those various B-Sides works just great as a listening experience, offering metallic rushes (Acquiesce, The Swamp Song) and absolute melodic beauty (Talk Tonight, the marvelous Rockin' Chair), while conjuring up the ghosts of Mott the Hoople, T. Rex, the Fab Four, and Slade. -Bill Holdship
    LP 1
    1. Acquiesce
    2. Underneath The Sky 3
    3. Talk Tonight
    4. Going Nowhere
    5. Fade Away
    6. The Swamp Song
    7. I Am The Walrus (Live)


    LP 2
    1. Listen Up
    2. Rockin' Chair
    3. Half The World Away
    4. (It's Good) To Be Free
    5. Stay Young
    6. Headshrinker
    7. The Masterplan

    Oasis
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  • (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Box Set (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Box Set Quick View

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    (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Box Set


    Deluxe Box Set Of The Classic Sophomore Record From Oasis


    20th Anniversary Of This Title, Which Has Sold 4 Million Copies In The Us Alone!


    Features The Mega-hits Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Roll With It And More


    What's The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to debut album Definitely Maybe, is Oasis's biggest-selling album with 22 million copies sold worldwide. It was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2nd 1995 it spent 10 weeks at No.1, is the 5th biggest-selling album in UK chart history and became the band's breakthrough album in the US where it sold 4 million copies. The new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London's Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album's producer Owen Morris. A small army of contributors including original members of the inner circle who were involved in studio and live recordings came together to hunt down unheard demos and live material. The team also unearthed a wealth of never-seen-before photos and vintage memorabilia which will be included in the new artwork.


    Collectors Coffee Table Book - This beautiful 56 page hardback book contains rare and unseen photographs documenting the (What's The Story) Morning Glory? period by Stefan Batselier, Brian Cannon, Kevin Cummings, Grant Fleming, Jill Furmanovsky, Owen Morris, Tom Sheehan - plus private photos taken by the inner circle. Original artwork designer Brian Cannon explains the story behind each single cover art and sleeve notes are written by Neil McCormick.


    7 Inch Vinyl - This 7 inch vinyl includes demos of Hello and She's Electric, both of which were recorded in Definitely Maybe producer Mark Coyle's studio. The Hello (Demo) track is exclusive to the box set.


    12 Inch Vinyl - This 12 inch vinyl is a replica of the original promotional 12 inch, sent to industry contacts as a promotional item in 1995. Tracklisting features A side Cum on Feel The Noize and B side Champagne Supernova (Lynch Mob Beats Remix), which has never been commercially available


    Cassette - Exact replica of the original promotional copy of (What's The Story) Morning Glory? This rare cassette, only sent out to industry contacts, has never been commercially available. It includes Step Out which was removed from the album prior to its release


    Roll With It Cigarette Papers- These rolling papers were an original 1996 promotional item. They have been replicated solely for the box set and feature the lyrics for Roll With It printed on the back.


    180 Gram Double 12 Inch Vinyl In Gatefold Sleeve - Heavyweight vinyl of (What's The Story) Morning Glory? album, meticulously remastered from the original 1995 half inch tapes. Includes download code for B sides, plus unreleased and rare tracks including demos and live recordings.


    Deluxe 3 x CD Album - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? deluxe CD, meticulously remastered with B sides, plus unreleased and rare tracks including demos and live recordings.


    Postcards & Art Card Set - 3 photograph postcards and a 12 x 12 inch art card


    Highlights Of The Bonus Content Include:


    • Previously unheard demos of She's Electric and Rockin' Chair recorded at Mark Coyle's Manchester studio. Demos of Some Might Say, Hey Now, and Bonehead's Bank Holiday recorded by Mark Coyle for the first time at the band's soundcheck, Club Quattro in Tokyo in September 1994.


    • Live recordings from legendary gigs such as Knebworth House, Maine Road Stadium, Earls Court, and Bath Pavilion.


    • All of the Morning Glory singles and acclaimed B-sides including Talk Tonight, Acquiesce, The Masterplan, and Underneath The Sky.

    LP 1
    1. Hello (Remastered)
    2. Roll With It (Remastered)
    3. Wonderwall (Remastered)
    4. Don't Look Back In Anger (Remastered)
    5. Hey Now! (Remastered)
    6. [Untitled] (Remastered)
    7. Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Remastered)


    LP 2
    1. Some Might Say (Remastered)
    2. Cast No Shadow (Remastered)
    3. She's Electric (Remastered)
    4. Morning Glory (Remastered)
    5. [Untitled] (Remastered)
    6. Champagne Supernova (Remastered)


    CD 1
    1. Hello (Remastered)
    2. Roll With It (Remastered)
    3. Wonderwall (Remastered)
    4. Don't Look Back In Anger (Remastered)
    5. Hey Now! (Remastered)
    6. [Untitled] (Remastered)
    7. Some Might Say (Remastered)
    8. Cast No Shadow (Remastered)
    9. She's Electric (Remastered)
    10. Morning Glory (Remastered)
    11. [Untitled] (Remastered)
    12. Champagne Supernova (Remastered)


    CD 2
    1. Talk Tonight (Remastered)
    2. Acquiesce (Remastered)
    3. Headshrinker (Remastered)
    4. It's Better People (Remastered)

    5. Rockin' Chair (Remastered)

    6. Step Out (Remastered)
    7. Underneath The Sky (Remastered)
    8. Cum On Feel The Noize (Remastered)
    9. Round Are Way (Remastered)
    10. The Swamp Song (Remastered)
    11. The Masterplan (Remastered)
    12. Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Remastered)
    13. Champagne Supernova (Brendan Lynch Mix) (Remastered)
    14. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Remastered)


    CD 3
    1. Acquiesce (Live At Earls Court)
    2. Some Might Say (Demo)
    3. Some Might Say (Live at Roskilde)
    4. She's Electric (Demo)
    5. Talk Tonight (Live At Bath Pavilion)
    6. Rockin' Chair (Demo)
    7. Hello (Live At Roskilde)
    8. Roll With It (Live At Roskilde)
    9. Morning Glory (Live At Roskilde)
    10. Hey Now (Demo)
    11. Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Demo)
    12. Round Are Way (MTV Unplugged)
    13. Cast No Shadow (Live At Maine Road)
    14. The Masterplan (Live At Knebworth Park)


    12
    A1. Cum on Feel The Noize
    B1. Champagne Supernova (Lynch Mob Beats Remix)


    7
    A1. Hello (demo)
    B1. She's Electric (demo)


    Cassette
    1. Hello
    2. Roll With It

    3. Wonderwall
    4. Don't Look Back In Anger
    5. Hey Now!
    6. Untitled
    7. Some Might Say

    8. Step Out
    9. Cast No Shadow

    10. She's Electric
    11. Morning Glory
    12. Untitled

    13. Champagne Supernova

    Oasis
    $179.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 3 CD + Cassette + 7 + 12 Box Set - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • What For? What For? Quick View

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    What For?

    Opening to the scream of F1's speeding around a racetrack,
    and maintaining that intensity with booming guitar riffs and
    psychedelic effects throughout, the forthcoming album from
    Toro Y Moi is definitely making a statement. Or maybe a few
    statements. But Chaz Bundick, the frontman and songwriter,
    is leaving it up to you to figure out what they are. While it is
    obvious that each song is crafted around a personally meaningful
    experience, Chaz seems to purposefully leave the lyrics
    just vague enough to let each listener mold it into something
    unique. Chaz presents you with a few themes: love, beauty,
    nature; and gently lets go of your hand so you can wander off
    on your own.


    A feeling of searching for something threads its way through
    every song on the album, which is aptly named What For? It
    feels contradictory in a very human way, like Chaz is swinging
    between waiting for something and not being able to wait
    anymore. But the swinging isn't panicked or frustrated, it's just
    a situation that he's reflecting on. The songs are heavy with
    nostalgia, too, for simpler times, better music, more fulfilling
    relationships. Chaz references Weezer to warn you that "there
    is no one to destroy your sweater" and, in another song, recalls
    Big Star to declare that "rock and roll is here to stay." It feels
    like he misses everything (even things he wasn't around for
    yet), but is somehow excited for what comes next.


    What For? is a glimpse into the life of a guy trying to figure out
    what it all means. The music is influenced by bands like Big
    Star, Talking Heads, Tim Maia, Todd Rundgren, but it doesn't
    quite sound like any of them in particular. And it isn't trying to.
    It has that special something that Chaz imbues in every Toro Y
    Moi album, his personal filter on the world he experiences. So
    whatever message you take from the album, don't forget that
    it's good. As Chaz himself so candidly believes, "Good is good.
    Good finds its own audience."

    1. What You Want
    2. Buffalo
    3. The Flight
    4. Empty Nesters
    5. Ratcliff
    6. Lilly
    7. Spell It Out
    8. Half Dome
    9. Run Baby Run
    10. Yeah Right
    Toro Y Moi
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  • More Songs About Buildings And Food More Songs About Buildings And Food Quick View

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    More Songs About Buildings And Food

    The title of Talking Heads' second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food, slyly addressed the sophomore record syndrome, in which songs not used on a first LP are mixed with hastily written new material. If the band's sound seems more conventional, the reason simply may be that one had encountered the odd song structures, staccato rhythms, strained vocals, and impressionistic lyrics once before. Another was that new co-producer Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing. Where Talking Heads had largely been about David Byrne's voice and words, Eno moved the emphasis to the bass-and-drums team of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz; all the songs were danceable, and there were only short breaks between them.


    Byrne held his own, however, and he continued to explore the eccentric, if not demented persona first heard on 77, whether he was adding to his observations on boys and girls or turning his Psycho Killer into an artist in Artists Only. Through the first nine tracks, More Songs was the successor to 77, which would not have earned it landmark status or made it the commercial breakthrough it became. It was the last two songs that pushed the album over those hurdles. First there was an inspired cover of Al Green's Take Me to the River; released as a single, it made the Top 40 and pushed the album to gold-record status. Second was the album closer, The Big Country, Byrne's country-tinged reflection on flying over middle America; it crystallized his artist-vs.-ordinary people perspective in unusually direct and dismissive terms, turning the old Chuck Berry patriotic travelogue theme of rock & roll on its head and employing a great hook in the process.


    - William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)

    1. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
    2. With Our Love
    3. The Good Thing
    4. Warning Sign
    5. The Girls Want To Be With the Girls
    6. Found A Job
    7. Artists Only
    8. I'm Not In Love
    9. Stay Hungry
    10. Take Me To the River
    11. The Big Country
    Talking Heads
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  • Teach Me Tiger Teach Me Tiger Quick View

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    Teach Me Tiger

    Import


    One of the sexiest voices of the 50s, April Stevens hit Teach Me Tiger (often erroneously accredited to Marilyn Monroe) caused a minor uproar due to his sexual suggestiveness when it first came out on the Imperial label in 1959, and consequently did not receive airplay on many radio stations, reaching only no. 86 in the Billboard charts even though his fan-base had been ever-growing since her first big seller Im In Love Again came out on RCA Victor in 1951. Described as the girl with the pin-up voice, or the intimate miss with the musical kiss, this is her one and only, full-length album, in which, backed by famous arranger and composer Henry Rene, April introduces a
    new frontier in sexy-singing. As one of her many fan letters would explain: Other vocalists sing, but you actually talk to a guy and boy, the things you say!

    1. Do It Again
    2. Teach Me Tiger
    3. I Want A Lip
    4. In Other Words
    5. I Get Ideas
    6. Talk To Me
    7. I'm In Love Again
    8. That's My Name
    9. I'm Making Believe
    10. I'll Wait For Your Love
    11. It Can't Be Wrong
    12. When My Baby Smiles At Me
    April Stevens
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  • Red Beans And Weiss Red Beans And Weiss Quick View

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    Red Beans And Weiss


    Executive Produced By Johnny Depp and Tom Waits


    Includes CD


    Which Chuck E. Weiss do we talk about here? The one who so impressed blues legends Lightnin'
    Hopkins and Willie Dixon as a Denver teenager that they took him out in their road bands? The one
    who lived in LA's Tropicana Hotel in the 70s alongside Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones, ending up
    namechecked on the classic Waits albums Small Change and Nighthawks at the Diner, and in Rickie Lee Jones' hit "Chuck E.'s in Love"? The one who has recorded with Tom Waits, Muddy Waters,
    Howlin' Wolf, Roger Miller, Dr. John, Willie Dixon? Whichever Chuck E. Weiss you choose, he's a
    legend, and his new album Red Beans and Weiss delivers on the big personality. Executive produced
    by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits, Red Beans and Weiss blends blues, barrelhouse, and bluster into
    a highly entertaining whole.

    1. Tupelo Joe
    2. Shushie
    3. Boston Blackie
    4. That Knucklehead Stuff
    5. Bomb The Tracks
    6. Exile On Main Street Blues
    7. Kokamo (Boy Bruce)
    8. Hey Pendejo
    9. Dead Man's Shoes
    10. Old New Song
    11. The Hink-A-Dink
    12. Oo Poo Pa Do In The Rebop
    13. Willy's In The Pee Pee House
    Chuck E. Weiss
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    CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    WATCH OUT! PUNK IS COMING!


    By the end of 1973, New York City was bankrupt, Watergate had compromised the credibility of the U.S. government, and the Carpenters were the bestselling
    young recording act in America. Rock 'n' roll was dead!


    Enter Hilly Kristal, who dreamed of running a country & blues bar in the Bowery. Instead, the club he opened, CBGB (Country, Bluegrass, Blues) became
    the birthplace of punk and underground music. CBGB was the modern-day salon for the disenfranchised youth of New York City and Kristal gave these
    young local bands a stage. Artists such as the Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, Ramones, Dead Boys and Television all started at this iconic club.


    The story of Hilly Kristal and his legendary club will be coming to theaters this October when CBGB hits the big screen. The film has an all-star ensemble cast headed by Alan Rickman (the Harry Potter series, Die Hard) who plays Kristal. Co-starring with Rickman will be Malin Akerman (The Proposal,Suburgatory), Ryan Hurst (Sons Of Anarchy), Ashley Greene (The Twilight series), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Stana Katic (Castle) and
    Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter series).


    Omnivore Recordings is proud to present CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD and naturally, double-LP (with first pressing on translucent
    pink vinyl). An essential collection of songs that made the punk movement, CBGB presents twenty slices of original American music, many rarely
    compiled or unavailable for years. The soundtrack contains music from influential artists that informed the scene (The Velvet Underground, The Stooges
    and MC5), to acts that broke through with huge commercial acclaim (Talking Heads, Blondie and The Police). And there's even music from bands whose
    legendary status will forever be linked to the club that gave them a voice (Dead Boys, Television. Wayne County, The Dictators and more).


    PUNK IS HERE with CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    1. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
    2. Kick Out The Jams (Uncensored Version) - MC5
    3. Chatterbox - New York Dolls
    4. Soul Twist - Mink DeVille
    5. Careful - Television
    6. Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
    7. Slow Death - Flamin' Groovies
    8. I Can't Stand It - The Velvet Underground
    9. Out Of Control - Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
    10. Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
    11. All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll (Live) - Tuff Darts
    12. All By Myself - Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
    13. California Sun (Original DEMO) - The Dictators
    14. I Got Knocked Down (But I'lL Get Up) - Joey Ramone
    15. Get Outa My Way - The Laughing Dogs
    16. Sunday Girl (2013 Version) - Blondie
    17. I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
    18. Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
    19. Roxanne - The Police
    20. Birds And The Bees - Hilly Kristal
    Various Artists
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    THE CHARLATANS:- Tim Burgess, Mark Collins, Martin Blunt and Tony Rogers - release their twelfth album, MODERN NATURE on BMG Chrysalis. The album comes after a brutally difficult year for the band following the death from brain cancer of their old friend and drummer Jon Brookes last year. Rogers says that they were determined to carry on, to honour Brookes' memory - Jon was adamant that there was going to be another Charlatans record, and you have to put that into your own thoughts. The band went into their studio Big Mushroom in January 2014 and as Tim recalls We were aching for the summer when we wrote it. It was freezing and we were trying to write songs that made us happy. " The result is Modern Nature. Featuring eleven new tracks, including the recent limited edition 7" single and 6 Music A List record 'Talking In Tones', the album was produced by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead). The album features a cacophony of contributors from their three temporary drummers - Pete Salisbury of The Verve, Stephen Morris of New Order and Gabriel Gurnsey of DFA's avant-disco group Factory Floor, to Kate Bushs' backing singers Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O' Hagan and brass courtesy of Dexys' Big Jim Paterson. Q have already described the album as "one the finest of their career."
    1. Talking In Tones
    2. So Oh
    3. Come Home Baby
    4. Keep Enough
    5. Tall Grass
    6. Emilie
    7. Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
    8. Need You To Know
    9. Lean In
    10. Trouble Understanding
    11. Lot To Say
    The Charlatans
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    So It Goes


    "Perfect blend of old-school sensibility with modern energy." - Complex


    "Ratking unlock noise-rap stunner." - SPIN


    "Ratking not what the City expected, but it's exactly what it needs" - REVOLT


    "Aggressive, dark, and propulsive." - NPR


    Following a busy 2013 that saw them playing shows with acts as diverse
    as GZA, Death Grips, King Krule and Trash Talk as well as collaborating
    with legendary photographer and lmmaker Ari Marcopoulos, RATKING are
    ready to announce their debut album So It Goes. The album nds the group
    perfecting the balance between the raw, unbridled energy of their live set
    and the warm soulful, golden-era hip hop that the members grew up on,
    aided in large part by engineering from Young Guru (Jay-Z, The Diplomats,
    Notorious B.I.G.). So It Goes is a portrait of
    modern day New York City painted over the course of its 11 tracks.

    1. *
    2. Canal
    3. Snow Beach
    4. So Sick Stories (feat. King Krule)
    5. Remove Ya
    6. Eat
    7. So It Goes
    8. Puerto Rican Judo (feat. Wavy Spice)
    9. Protein
    10.Bug Fights
    11.Take (feat. Soloman Faye)
    Ratking
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    Dawning

    Might the time finally be right for Mouth of the Architect? For a decade, the Ohio band has largely been ghettoized to cult status, familiar to Midwestern kids or those paying more than casual attention to what's clumsily called "post-metal," at least post-Isis. Between 2004 and 2008, Mouth of the Architect released three rather convincing-- if sometimes haphazardly indulgent-- records of unified doom and grace. Dependent upon extreme dynamics and grand composition, with track lengths that ticked into the teens and albums that stretched past the hour mark, Mouth of the Architect seemed like a natural recipient of the same "brainy metal" laurels then distributed by outlets as illustrious as The New York Times.


    But the ascendance never came, and since 2008's teetering Quietly, the band instead lingered at the threshold of self-destruction. They released an EP in 2010, but, as a revealing Invisible Oranges look into the band's last half-decade suggests, they mostly tried not to die-- as a group, really, or as people. "Some of us were convinced that the end was coming, either the big picture or individually," drummer Dave Mann told Brad Sanders. "Some of us, me in particular, were in a downward spiral in a lot of ways."


    The appropriately titled new album Dawning is their first in five years and their first featuring bassist Evan Danielson. It's also their best work to date, a fully realized resurrection. Dawning showcases a band that now moves with an intricacy and immediacy that indicate just what Mouth of the Architect is: a veteran group comprising members with long rÉsumÉs, who've now gotten a chance to begin again and know what to do with it. A wonder of tension and release, Dawning is designed to throw listeners into tailspins and, then, to lift them above the mess. That drama not only reflects the survival of the band that stuck around long enough to make this album but also of a group that's now pushed past the cloister of post-metal: Despite the hardened visage of tough-guy screams, burly guitar tones, and Mann's aggressive drumming, Dawning is a compulsively likable record, full of anthems meant for memorizing and environments meant for immersion. (Hell, "Sharpen Your Axes" could pass for millennial Incubus.) If you've ever liked Isis there's plenty for you here; on the other hand, if you like, say, Abbey Road-- or any music that tries to outstrip the structure of a single song while not abandoning its magnetism-- Dawning deserves your time, too.
    Should the metal prefixes "progressive" or even "post-" suggest long-winded, self-invested excursions nestled within songs that require an almanac, scrap the notion for Dawning. Yes, these songs stretch between seven and 11 minutes each, but even the longest, centerpiece "How This Will End, hinges upon narrative thrust and musical selflessness. If there are any guitar solos here at all, they come toward the start and the finish of "How This Will End, when a neon electric tone arches over a mounting cavalcade of drums and bass. Rather than serve as breaks in the momentum, though, both passages lead tremendous swells that rise to meet the troika of vocalists in another instance of triumph. Not one moment among these 11 minutes seems squandered or lost, as the quintet keeps rising and falling, churning and rebuilding.


    Opener "Lullabye" establishes that principle from the jump, or as soon as traipsing acoustic guitar and twinkling piano concede to a heroic riff wrapped within three-part, gang-style harmonies. Mouth of the Architect move constantly between parts; at various points, they leap from near-silence to a quake viscous enough to make plenty of stoner metal sound thin, from guitar leads that suggest Chicago blues moan to math-rock redirection. Behind the kit, Mann serves as the expert rudder, keeping the songs steady even as he navigates the transfers. This constant swivel also depends upon the split vocal duties of Steve Brooks, Kevin Schindel, and Jason Watkins. They trade verses, flip-flopping between pristine radio rock leads and malevolent growls, sometimes only for a line at the time. They often share choruses, delivering them the sort of group-vocal abandon that hints at a darkened Danielson Family. Their singing-- here, more charged and urgent than it's ever been-- gives all of the band's moving pieces a through-line from one side to the other.


    Talk of the tide of intelligent or somehow otherwise-elevated heavy music hasn't faded during Mouth of the Architect's temporary absence. Though both Sunn O))) and the late Isis have only released one album since MotA's last one, the acceptance of and debate over nominally black metal acts such as Liturgy, Wolves in the Throne Room, Krallice and Deafheaven has kept that conversation current. Mouth of the Architect only nods to that au courant talking point during Dawning, most notably with the blizzard of tremolo guitars that open "It Swarms" and the clattering way the band emerges from an instrumental break during "Sharpen Your Axes". But at the very least, Dawning deserves mention alongside Deafheaven's Sunbather, a record that's most notable for its holistic approach to drama and romance and the complete cinema of itself. Mouth of the Architect has long written from a vantage of imminent apocalypse, a perspective Dawning does not forego. There's talk of collapsing systems and prevailing darkness, spent luck and idolized disrepair. But at record's end, when Mouth of the Architect's three singers trade and share lines about risking it all even if they come up short, it's hard not to hear a core of redemption and potential hope within the music itself. And after returning from the brink to make one of the year's most rapturous records, metal or post-metal or whatever, there had better be.

    - Grayson Currin (Pitchfork)

    1. Lullabye
    2. It Swarms
    3. Sharpen Your Eyes
    4. How Will This End
    5. Patterns
    6. The Other Son
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    "There's a moment in growing up when it becomes clear that the road you walk is your own to cultivate."


    A surprisingly profound sentiment for a band of 21-year olds. Nevertheless, it's a sentiment that animates much of landmark, the debut album from Minneapolis' Hippo Campus.


    From the resplendent "Way It Goes," a guitar led gallop about the Instagram-filtered church of cool, to the propulsive "Boyish," a horn-kissed rumination on children of divorce, landmark is shot through with a woozy dissonance between precocious wisdom and old-as-time coming of age stories. The result is a messy, brave, and earnest whole - not to mention, a tectonic shift forward for a young band still discovering itself.


    Of course, that should come as no surprise. Hippo Campus - comprised of vocalist/guitarist Jake Luppen, guitarist/vocalist Nathan Stocker, bassist Zach Sutton, and drummer Whistler Allen - have done their fair share of growing up since forming in late 2013. Their pair of 2015 EPs, Bashful Creatures and South, catapulted a freshly-formed band onto sold out tours, radio airwaves, late night TV stages, timelines, feeds, and glowing screens the world over. After a 10-month stretch of work informed by their surprising ascent, Hippo Campus' first full-length showcases not only their trademark ear for ringing melodies and impeccably constructed pop frameworks, but a desire to dig deeper-both into their talent and in their selves-for inspiration.


    landmark's recording, helmed by BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, etc.), primarily took place at Sonic Ranch, with finishing touches applied at Pachyderm Studios in the band's native Minnesota. The ranch, a residential studio located on a 2300-acre pecan farm near the border between Texas and Mexico, represented a big shift for four young men from the northern Midwest's cooler climes. "You're just in the middle of the desert, and there are these pecan trees for as far as you can see," says Stocker. "It's pretty surreal-kind of like a dream."


    Dreams are where the mind's deepest desires manifest, so it's fitting landmark is rife with up-close lyrics that reflect the struggles of crash-landing into an always-on world. "It's our most honest release yet, but it didn't start that way at all," says Luppen. "There are two halves to the record-the first half represents our first stage of writing, where we're showing off our ironic side and criticizing the culture of social media, and the youth culture that we're a huge part of now. It's a world we've been forced to plug into, whether we want to or not, and we talk about our qualms with that world."


    Perhaps nowhere on the album are those qualms more evident than on "Western Kids," one of landmark's most upbeat numbers, but also one of its most contemptuous: "I just love this, I swear I'll go viral, from the burbs to the streets now it's a revival," sings Luppen, tongue firmly planted in cheek. "The spirit is found in the idealistically idle, the age of excess."


    Meanwhile, "Sun Veins," the distortion-heavy track that opens the record, is a direct response to the expectations heaped upon the band as they grew: "'Sun Veins' represents an intense period in my life when I wanted to burn everything down, and it represents this moment of absolute clarity," says Luppen. "I'm talking about a person, but at the same time I'm talking about myself and us as a band. Throughout the past year, I thought that I had to be different and that the band had to be different, but it turned out that we had to look more inward and find ourselves again."


    Indeed, landmark invites introspection and close listening-even its most upbeat songs are rich with details, like the whistling break that lands in the middle of the galloping "Simple Season" or the spangles of guitar that slice through the clamor of "Tuesday." Elsewhere, the second half of landmark is dominated by a somber stretch that includes the lush "Monsoon," which slowly blooms into a quiet freak-out of reverb and synth, a revelation in the context of the band's catalog. "It was a breakthrough-we could use the studio and make something transcendent," says Luppen.


    Transcendence doesn't come easy. It's usually the payoff to a long journey. And while Hippo Campus' journey is still being written, with landmark, the band has never seemed more confident in the road they're walking.

    1. Sun Veins
    2. Way It Goes
    3. Vines
    4. Epitaph
    5. Simple Season
    6. Tuesday
    7. Western Kids
    8. Poems
    9. Monsoon
    10. Vacation
    11. Boyish
    12. Interlude
    13. Buttercup
    Hippo Campus
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    Phosphorescent Harvest

    The CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD unveil their third studio album PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST via Silver Arrow Records. The band--Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals)--will also hit the road in conjunction with the album's release.


    PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST is a treasure trove of 10 songs--including several the band road-tested over the last few years--that advances the band's kaleidoscopic sound, which is deeply soulful, rootsy and spacey all at once. There's strong songcraft here, with a free-flowing delivery; it is music that is in no hurry to reach its destination but firmly knows where it is going. From the beginning, the CRB set out to do something different from what they had done before, creating their own scene with a musical prowess, cohesive songwriting and a unified commitment to experimentation, both in the studio and on the road (they've performed over 230 shows since forming in 2011).


    The best perspective I have on what's going on in my life--good and bad--is what comes out in the songs, says Chris Robinson. As you move on in time, you get older, you have relationships. Some of them are good, some fail. Friends. Drugs. Life. Death. People come, people go. Songwriting is a completely different emotional response to your life and to what it means, to in some poetic nature, put it out there.


    PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST follows the release of the companion albums Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012) plus last year's live quadruple vinyl Betty's S.F. Blends, Vol 1. The group continues to record with producer Thom Monahan, and Robinson wrote all of the songs with Casal, save for two that are Robinson solo compositions (Tornado, Jump The Turnstiles).


    We're really going by the electricity and the vibrations that we can sort of tune in to, Robinson recently told Relix magazine (Jan/Feb '14). There's a psychedelic component to it. That's part of the greasing the wheels of the great cosmic engine, with psychedelic thought and philosophy and action. If you get my drift. He went on to talk about the more rock and roll feel on PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST, and his overall vision for the Brotherhood: I'm not going to have hit records. I don't write pop songs. But then again, I find a deep need to express myself and how I'm feeling and where I am and where I've been and where I'm going by writing songs. Why change something to make it easier for anyone else, when I think if we stay sincere and keep our energies in a real creative place, then people will wander into our small community, and it maybe would get more popular to tend that garden is a great responsibility. But I want it to grow. Check out the whole Relix feature here.


    Rolling Stone editor David Fricke picked the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD as one of his favorites of 2012, and praised their live performance in New York City, saying the singer's acid-country Brotherhood, with ex-Ryan Adams guitarist Neal Casal, were a sublime time onstage and across these two albums, recorded at the same sessions and issued six months apart. The Irving Plaza show was a characteristic live high. In the second set, Robinson steered out of a rattling 'Tough Mama,' from Bob Dylan's Planet Waves, into the long reverie 'Girl on the Mountain,' a song from an earlier side trip, New Earth Mud, given fresh air and a new coat of DayGlo paint (1/30/13).

    1. Shore Power
    2. About a Stranger
    3. Meanwhile In The Gods....
    4. Badlands Here We Come
    5. Clear Blue Sky & The Good Doctor
    6. Beggar's Moon
    7. Wanderer's Lament
    8. Tornado
    9. Jump The Turnstiles
    10. Burn Slow

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood
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    Lost Time

    It's been 12 years since the initial release of what would be the very last album by the late Minneapolis based
    12 Rods.


    Aptly titled, Lost Time, this last epic perfectly defines and captures how great this band was and how
    truly ahead of their time its members were. Not only that but for its city, a city fueled on such great
    music, both 12 Rods and this record have gone down as one of Minneapolis' finest.


    When musicians that I know gather, sit and talk about the greats, Ryan Olcott always comes up. It's
    very hard to try and calculate how deep Olcott's genius goes, when at the time, it felt as if the music
    12 Rods was making was in fact from the future. There is the 'Pop' music that is defined by paid-toplay
    radio, and the corporate avenues of selling music as a product instead of a
    natural commodity. But then there is the 'Pop' music that seems handed down, majestically, true,
    whole and unifying. There's little music and even fewer complete albums that live up to such 'Pop'
    majesty. Lost Time is one.


    At the time of its release, 12 Rods was in its final form, which included Ryan Olcott and his brilliant
    brother/engineer/producer Ev Olcott, sought after bassist Bill Shaw, and one of the best living
    drummers in the world today, Dave King. Lost Time was 12 Rods fifth studio album but their first
    after being dropped from the deathly heights of mainstream music's claws.


    The band was signed by V2 records in the late '90s and were poised to be the next big 'Rock'
    band. And so when you think back to 2002, the year Lost Time was released, or even two years prior
    when 12 Rods released its fourth studio album, the Todd Rungren-produced, V2-
    botched Separation Anxieties, you must consider the landscape of 'Rock' music. Like, the popular
    bands that were on MTV. Lit was one of those hugely popular rock bands that wrote catchy
    songs about putting hearts in zip-lock bags and had a logo identical to Miller Lite with just the e
    taken off. Though, regardless of aesthetic choices, this goes to show the disparity between what 12
    Rods actually was and what the industry wanted them to be. It's not that they openly defied their
    calling. No, it's just that the music was simply too advanced to be contained in the industries 'Rock
    'n Roll' zip-lock.


    Lost Time is one of my most listened to albums of all time. It's one of the only records I know of that
    is so full of hooks, yet never feels recycled or fake; it's just so fucking enjoyable from stem to
    stern. And now with its first ever vinyl pressing, I hope that this album can be as much a companion
    to you as it has for me. Solo listen, party listen, how can it be both? It just is.


    With this reissue, it means that Lost Time won't be lost at all - that great things always make their way
    through, even if it takes a decade.


    - Justin Vernon

    1. Universal Time
    2. Fake Magic 8-Ball
    3. Twenty Four Hours Ago
    4. One Thing Does Not Belong
    5. Boy In The Woods
    6. Summertime Vertigo
    7. Accidents Waiting To Happen
    8. Terrible Hands
    9. The Time Is Right (To Be Wrong)
    10. Lost/Found
    11. Telephone Holiday
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    Lady In Gold (Bone Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Of 500 Copies Pressed On Bone Colored Vinyl


    Very few modern bands are lucky enough to have such a unique, individual and inimitable style as well as blessed with such an incredible voice at the forefront, so it's very rare that a group representing traditional blues-rock can come along with all these characteristics and whip up such excitement in 2016.


    BLUES PILLS contain all these elements to create extraordinary music that sounds original and new but respects those long-held rules of blues and rock and roll tradition. Although, it's the individual characteristics of the band that makes this music electrifying; the steady bass of Zack Anderson, thumping rhythm of AndrÉ Kvarnström, technical and yet improvisational guitar of Dorian Sorriaux and the sensational soaring vocals of frontwoman Elin Larsson that set this band apart.


    The psychedelic sounds of the band may hail back to the prosperity of the 1960's and 1970's and it's true their distinctive sound may include a few ingredients of the past; a pinch of late 60's Americana, a sprinkling of blues, a heavy serving of rock 'n' roll, a big squeeze of soul but it's all shaken up into a brand-new cocktail of sound, and served into this heavenly new blend we call BLUES PILLS.


    That's why it seems to be a sign of destiny that the stars aligned for this exceptional group to be born in 2011, only one year later the striking, soulful and organic sound of first single 'Black Smoke' was fascinating countless listeners - followed up by the EP "Bliss". When in 2014 the self-titled album was released, the whole genre was turned upside down and BLUES PILLS were charting across Europe and continually selling out larger venues. Now the fans are calling on BLUES PILLS to present their second album "Lady In Gold".


    "'Lady Gold' is a character symbolizing death", explains singer Elin Larsson of the intriguing album title. "We wanted to get away from the typical stereotype of the Grim Reaper."


    The mystical and dark references of the album title are echoed throughout a lot of the album - there's the ode to the female "Keeper Of The Soul" on spiritual sounding title track 'Lady In Gold' and talks of failed salvation from a deceitful messiah in the soul anthem 'Little Boy Preacher'. There's emotive blues ballads in 'I've Felt A Change' and 'Burned Out' and empowering post-heartbreak tales in 'Won't Go Back' and 'Rejection'.


    Similarly to the self-titled debut "Lady In Gold" was produced in Sweden by producer Don Alsterberg and it captures everything that's made them one of the most talked about rock bands of the past few years.

    1. Lady In Gold

    2. Little Boy Preacher
    3. Burned Out
    4. I Felt A Change
    5. Gone So Long
    6. Bad Talkers
    7. You Gotta Try
    8. Won't Go Back
    9. Rejection
    10. Elements And Things
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    Endless Pain

    Remastered Versions By Andy Pearce And Overseen By Mille Petrozza


    Featuring New Art


    Packed With Rare Photos And Memorabilia And Notes By Mille And Malcolm Dome (Metal Hammer) Talking About The Creation Of The Albums


    Contains Two Of The Band's Original Demos (Blitzkrieg [1983] & The Other End Of The World [1984]) From When They Were Still Known As Tormentor


    Endless Pain was released in October 1985 by Noise Records. It was a savage debut; its crude thrashing quickly had the underground metal world abuzz with excitement. This album has been known to be viewed as a pivotal album to black metal bands that enjoy thrash metal elements, ultimately creating a thrash-influenced black metal sound. This version also contains the band's original demos when they were still known as Tormentor, one fittingly named Blitzkrieg (1983), and the other End of the World (1984). These fell into the hands of thousands of heavy metal fans engaging in the era's bustling underground tape-trading network. Positive word of mouth soon attracted the attention of Germany's own metal start-up, Noise Records, which signed the newly re-christened Kreator to a deal. This album presented in LP format contains remastered versions by Andy Pearce and overseen by Mille Petrozza. New art has been created packed with rare photos and memorabilia and notes by Mille and Malcolm Dome (Metal Hammer) talking about the creation of the albums.


    Formed in Essen, Germany in 1982, Kreator is arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, like many of their European speed metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica's thrash innovations with Venom's proto-black metal imagery. Kreator has been referred to as one of the Big 4 of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer death metal and black metal by containing several elements of what was to become those genres. The band has achieved worldwide sales of over two million units for combined sales of all their albums, making them one of the best-selling German thrash metal bands of all time. Kreator's style has changed several times over the years, from a Venom-inspired speed metal sound, later moving into thrash metal, and including a period of transitioning from thrash to industrial metal and gothic metal throughout the 1990s. In the early 2000s, Kreator returned to their classic thrash sound, which has continued to the present.

    LP 1
    1. Endless Pain
    2. Total Death
    3. Storm of the Beast
    4. Tormentor
    5. Son of Evil
    6. Flag of Hate
    7. Cry War
    8. Bonebreaker
    9. Living In Fear
    10. Dying Victims


    LP 2
    1. Satan's Day (Blitzkrieg Demo)
    2. Messenger from Burning Hell (Blitzkrieg Demo)
    3. Armies of Hell (End of the World Demo)
    4. Tormentor (End of the World Demo)
    5. Cry War (End of the World Demo)
    6. Bonebreaker (End of the World Demo)

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    Terrible Certainty

    Remastered Versions By Andy Pearce And Overseen By Mille Petrozza


    Featuring New Art


    Packed With Rare Photos And Memorabilia And Notes By Mille And Malcolm Dome (Metal Hammer) Talking About The Creation Of The Albums


    Contains Kreator's Out Of The Dark... Into The Light EP As Well As Live Tracks Record At Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Netherlands, In 1988


    1987's Terrible Certainty did nothing to dent the perception that Kreator was one of the genre's best bands, and for once, Petrozza had a little time to work out the songs beforehand. Kreator beefed up to a quartet once again with the addition of guitarist Jörge Trebziatowski. This version also contains the Out of the Dark... Into the Light EP which was originally released in 1988. The live tracks were recorded at Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Netherlands, in 1988.


    Formed in Essen, Germany in 1982, Kreator is arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, like many of their European speed metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica's thrash innovations with Venom's proto-black metal imagery. Kreator has been referred to as one of the Big 4 of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer death metal and black metal by containing several elements of what was to become those genres. The band has achieved worldwide sales of over two million units for combined sales of all their albums, making them one of the best-selling German thrash metal bands of all time. Kreator's style has changed several times over the years, from a Venom-inspired speed metal sound, later moving into thrash metal, and including a period of transitioning from thrash to industrial metal and gothic metal throughout the 1990s. In the early 2000s, Kreator returned to their classic thrash sound, which has continued to the present.

    LP 1
    1. Blind Faith
    2. Storming with Menace
    3. Terrible Certainty
    4. As the World Burns
    5. Toxic Trace
    6. No Escape
    7. One of Us
    8. Behind the Mirror


    LP 2
    1. Impossible to Cure
    2. Lambs to the Slaughter
    3. Terrible Certainty (Live at Dynamo Club, Eindhoven)
    4. Riot of Violence (Live at Dynamo Club, Eindhoven)
    5. Awakening of the Gods (Live at Dynamo Club, Eindhoven)
    6. Flag of Hate (Live at Dynamo Club, Eindhoven)
    7. Love Us or Hate Us (Live at Dynamo Club, Eindhoven)
    8. Behind the Mirror (Live)

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    Beulah

    Beulah. It's a small, complicated word with a tangle of meanings.


    It's the title of John Paul White's new album, his first in nearly a decade, a remarkably and assuredly diverse collection spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop. Gothic and ambitious, with a rustic, lived-in sound, it's a meditation on love curdling into its opposite, on recrimination defining relationships, on hope finally filtering through doubt.


    Beulah is also a White family nickname. "It's a term of endearment around our house," White explains, "like you would call someone 'Honey.' My dad used to call my little sister Beulah, and I call my daughter Beulah. It's something I've always been around."


    Beulah is also something much loftier. For the poet and painter William Blake, Beulah was a place deep in the collective spiritual unconscious. "I won't pretend to be the smartest guy in the world," says White, "but I dig a lot of what he's written. Beulah was a place you could go in your dreams. You could go there in meditation, to relax and heal and center B photo credit: Allister Ann 119 west 57th street, penthouse north, new york, ny 10019 t 212.741.1000 www.sacksco.com SACKS A CO. N D yourself. It wasn't a place you could stay, but you came back to the world in a better state."


    And perhaps the music on this album originated in that "pleasant lovely Shadow where no dispute can come." According to White, the songs came to him unbidden-and not entirely welcome. "When these songs started popping into my head, I had been home for a while and I was perfectly happy. I wasn't looking for songs. I didn't know whether any would pop back in my head again, and I was honestly okay with that. I'm a very happy father and husband, and I love where I live. I love working with artists for a label that I think is doing good work."


    Far from the grind and glamour of Nashville-where he worked for years as a working songwriter before stepping into the spotlight himself-White settled in his hometown of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a wellspring of gritty Southern rock and soul since the 1960s. Together with Alabama Shakes keyboard player Ben Tanner and Shoals native Will Trapp, he founded and runs Single Lock Records, a local indie label that has released records by some of the Yellowhammer State's finest, including Dylan LeBlanc, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and legendary songwriter and keyboard player Donnie Fritts. The label is based in a small ranch house a stone's throw from White's own home, which would come in handy when those songs started invading his head.


    "Honestly, I tried to avoid them, but then I realized the only way I was going to get rid of them was if I wrote them down. I got my phone out and I'd sing these little bits of melody, then put it away and move on. But eventually I got to a place where it was a roar in my head, and that pissed me off." Due to his experiences as a gun-for-hire in Nashville, White was reluctant to romanticize the creative process, to turn it into a spiritual pursuit. "Then one day I told my wife I think I'm going to go write a song. She was as surprised as I was. I went and wrote probably eight songs in three days. It was like turning on a faucet."


    Most artists would kill for such a downpour, but White was wary of the consequences. He knew that writing songs would lead to recording them, which would result in releasing them, and that means touring and leaving home for weeks at a time. "As soon as I write a song, I start thinking what other people might think of it. I've talked to friends about this: What is it about us that makes us do that? Why can't I just sit on my back porch and sing these songs out into the ether? I don't have an answer for it yet, but I think it's just part of who I am. I need that reaction. I need to feel like I'm moving someone in a good way or in a bad way. I need to feel like there's a connection."


    White threw himself into the project, no longer the reluctant songwriter but a craftsman determined to make the best album possible-to do these songs justice. He cut several songs at the renowned FAME Studios in his hometown, where Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, the Allmans, the Osmonds, Bobbie Gentry, Arthur Conley, and Clarence Carter recorded some of their most popular hits.


    One product of those sessions is "What's So," which introduces itself by way of a fire-andbrimstone riff, as heavy as a guilty conscience-the kind of riff you wouldn't be surprised to hear on a Sabbath album. But White's vocals are gritty and soulful, a product of the Shoals, almost preacherly as he sings about earthly and eternal damnation: "Sell your damn soul or get 119 west 57th street, penthouse north, new york, ny 10019 t 212.741.1000 www.sacksco.com SACKS A CO. N D right with the man, keep treading water as long as you can," he exhorts the listener. "But before you do, you must understand that you don't get above your raisin'." It's the heaviest moment on the record, perhaps the darkest in White's career.


    At the other end of the spectrum is "The Martyr," one of the catchiest tunes White has ever penned. The spryness of the melody imagines Elliott Smith wandering the banks of the Tennessee River, yet the song is shot through with a pervasive melancholy as White wrestles with his own demons. "Keep falling on your sword, sink down a little more," he sings over a dexterous acoustic guitar theme. This is not, however, a song about some unnamed person, but rather a pained self-diagnosis: "These are the wounds that I will not let heal, the ones that I deserve and seem so real." White knows he's playing the martyr, but he leaves the song hauntingly open-ended, as though he isn't sure what to do with this epiphany beyond putting it in a song.


    The rest of Beulah was recorded in the Single Lock offices/studio near White's home. "I can be more relaxed about the process. We can all just sit there and talk about records or baseball without feeling like someone's standing over our shoulders. That's a big deal to me, not to feel pressured. And I'm only about twenty yards away from home, so I can walk over and throw a baseball with my kids or make dinner with my wife."


    Some of the quieter-but no less intense-songs on Beulah were created in that environment, including the ominously erotic opener "Black Leaf" and the Southern gothic love song "Make You Cry." As he worked, a distinctive and intriguing aesthetic began to grow clearer and clearer, one based in austere arrangements and plaintive moods. These are songs with empty spaces in them, dark corners that could hold ghosts or worse. "There were certain moments when Ben and I would finish up a song, listen back to it, and think how in the world did we get here. But that's just what the songs ask for. These are the sounds in my head. This is the sound of me thinking and living and breathing and doing."


    Once White had everything assembled and sequenced, it was time to give the album a title, to wrap everything up for the listener. Beulah stuck-not only because of family history or Blake, but because White realized that making music was his own trip to Beulah. "If you had to sum up what music is for most people in this world, it's that. It's that escape. It's that refuge. You go there and you come back and you use that to help you with your life. You always have that as a place to go."

    1. Black Leaf
    2. What's So
    3. The Once And Future Queen
    4. Make You Cry
    5. Fight For You
    6. Hope I Die
    7. I've Been Over This Before (Feat. The Secret Sisters)
    8. The Martyr
    9. Hate The Way You Love Me
    10. I'll Get Even
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