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  • The Essential Rare Collection The Essential Rare Collection Quick View

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    The Essential Rare Collection

    Translucent Red Vinyl


    Collector's edition 12" translucent red vinyl pressing featuring Lady Day herself, Billie Holiday, and some of her signature tunes including "Lover Man," "God Bless The Child," "Don't Explain" and more!

    1. Any Old Time
    2. Lover Man
    3. Don't Explain
    4. God Bless The Child
    5. My Man
    6. All Of Me
    7. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    8. Swing, Brother, Swing
    9. I Can't Get Started
    10. Fine And Mellow
    11. The Blues Are Brewin'
    12. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
    Billie Holiday
    $22.99
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  • Lady In Satin Lady In Satin Quick View

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    Lady In Satin

    Import
    1. I'm A Fool To Want You
    2. For Heaven's Sake
    3. You Don't Know What Love Is
    4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    5. For All We Know
    6. Violets For Your Furs
    7. You've Changed
    8. It's Easy To Remember
    9. But Beautiful
    10. Glad To Be Unhappy
    11. I'll Be Around
    12. The End Of A Love War
    Billie Holiday
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Classic Lady Day (Pre-Order) Classic Lady Day (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Classic Lady Day (Pre-Order)

    Part of the vinyl Verve collections, the Billie Holiday boxed set contains a selection of each artist's best-loved
    albums on 180g vinyl in sleeves that replicate the original artwork. Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician
    and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed Lady Day by her friend and music
    partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing.
    Billie Holiday
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Lady In Satin Lady In Satin Quick View

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    Lady In Satin

    Billie Holiday is undeniably one of the most influential singers of the twentieth century. As the first vocalist to cite instruments and especially the horns of Louis Armstrong and Lester Young as her main inspiration, she was one of the most relentlessly individual singers of the jazz age, transforming silly Tin Pan Alley songs into jazz standards. But her biography also reads as one of the saddest tales of the modern age. Her talents came at a cost; the price seemed to be a predilection for bad men and an addiction to drugs.


    Lady In Satin is the last major recording of Billie Holiday that was released during her lifetime, and it is also the most controversial. Ray Ellis' seem like a harsh contrast to Holiday's broken and fragile voice. Ellis himself was, at first, disappointed by the quality of the recording. It was only after listening more closely that he realized the beauty of these sessions and understood why Billie ranked this album as her favorite. More than any of her other recordings, Lady In Satin calls for an emotional rather than a musical listening.

    1. I'm A Fool to Want You
    2. For Heaven's Sake
    3. You Don't Know What Love Is
    4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    5. For All We Know (Album Version)
    6. Violets for Your Furs
    7. You've Changed
    8. It's Easy to Remember
    9. But Beautiful
    10. Glad to Be Unhappy
    11. I'll Be Around
    Billie Holiday
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  • Lady Sings the Blues Lady Sings the Blues Quick View

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    Lady Sings the Blues

    Billie Holiday presents Lady Sings the Blues. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. Trav'lin' Light
    2. I Must Have That Man
    3. Some Other Spring
    4. Lady Sings The Blues
    5. Strange Fruit
    6. God Bless The Child
    7. Good Morning, Heartache
    8. No Good Man
    9. Love Me Or Leave Me
    10. Too Marvelous For Words
    11. Willow Weep For Me
    12. I Thought About You
    13. Stormy Blues
    Billie Holiday
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Songs For Distingue Lovers Songs For Distingue Lovers Quick View

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    Songs For Distingue Lovers

    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    It is undeniable that Billie Holiday's singing changed in her later years. Her voice darkened and shifted to a lower range. Her economy of means distilled her sound to its expressive essence - a kind of heightened speech. The classic LP Songs For Distingue Lovers has also deepened and become burnished with time. Maybe it's that still-arresting word, distingue; maybe it's that iconic, tinted image of Lady Day on the cover. But now that legendary LP, with the singer's best studio work of the Fifties, is available at 45 RPM!


    Originally released in 1957.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Day In Day Out
    2. A Foggy Day
    3. Stars Fell On Alabama
    4. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
    5. Just One Of Those Things
    6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    Billie Holiday
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Lady Day (Pure Pleasure) Lady Day (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Lady Day (Pure Pleasure)

    Excerpt from George Avakian's notes on the album sleeve:



    When planning this album, I had a hellish time trying to choose what I thought were the absolute cream of Billie Holiday. In the course of this wrestling, it struck me that not only were Billie's vocals incredibly perfect, but that I could not remember a single instance of anyone playing a bad solo or even a bad phrase among the hundred or more performances I had to choose from in the golden period of her work. Checking over records (which was almost unnecessary, because I could still remember them almost note for note) was a rather beautiful and somewhat shattering experience. Jazz, a product of so many things - musical evolution, the social scene of a particular time, the economic atmosphere of the moment, what somebody had for breakfast that day - and none of those tings will ever come together again as they did when these records were made.



    Musicians:



    • Billie Holiday (vocal)

    • Ben Webster, Lester Young (tenor saxophone)

    • Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone)

    • Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton (trumpet)

    • Benny Goodman, Art Shaw (clarinet)

    • John Truehart (guitar)

    • Teddy Wilson (piano)

    • John Kirby (bass)

    • Cozy Cole, Joe Jones (drums)




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Miss Brown To You
    2. I Wished On the Moon
    3. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
    4. If You Were Mine
    5. Summertime
    6. Billie's Blues
    7. I Must Have That Man
    8. Foolin' Myself
    9. Easy Living
    10. Me, Myself and I
    11. A Sailboat In the Moonlight
    12. I Cried For You
    Billie Holiday
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • All Or Nothing At All All Or Nothing At All Quick View

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    All Or Nothing At All

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...the third (Billie Holiday album) to receive the two-disc 45 RPM treatment by Analogue Productions. ... Billie sounds like she's at the microphone in your living room. The instruments are spread out between the speakers and there is plenty of depth. A pristine original has a bit more pronounced vocal sibilance and air, and this reissue smooths that out a bit. That aside, this is a fabulous reissue of essential music. Highest recommendation. - Recording = 9.5/10; Music = 10/10 - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 95


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957 - but the present collection is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer.


    Originally released in 1955.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Do Nothing'Till You Hear From Me
    2. Cheek to Cheek
    3. Ill Wind
    4. Speak Low
    5. I Wished on the Moon
    6. But Not for Me
    7. All Or Nothing at All
    8. We'll Be Together Again
    9. Sophisticated Lady
    10. April In Paris
    11. Say It Isn't So
    12. Love Is Here to Stay
    Billie Holiday
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM Mono - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • All Or Nothing At All (Bonus Track) All Or Nothing At All (Bonus Track) Quick View

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    All Or Nothing At All (Bonus Track)

    Import


    Includes Bonus Track, from the same session but not on the original LP

    1. Do Nothin' Till You Here From Me
    2. Cheek To Cheek
    3. Ill Wind
    4. Speak Low
    5. I Wished On The Moon
    6. But Not For Me
    7. All Or Nothing At All
    8. We'll Be Together Again
    9. Sophisticated Lady
    10. April In Paris
    11. Say It Isn't
    12. Love Is Here To Stay
    13. Moonlight In Vermont*


    *Bonus Track

    Billie Holiday
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Straight Ahead (Pure Pleasure) Straight Ahead (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Straight Ahead (Pure Pleasure)

    This is one of Abbey Lincoln's greatest recordings. It is a testament to the credibility of her very honest music (and her talents) that Lincoln's sidemen on this date include the immortal tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins who takes a memorable solo on Blue Monk), Eric Dolphy on flute and alto, trumpeter Booker Little (whose melancholy tone is very important in the ensembles), pianist Mal Waldron , and drummer Max Roach. Highpoints include When Malindy Sings, Blue Monk, Billie Holiday's Left Alone, and African Lady.



    Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach were married in 1962, an association that lasted until 1970. They worked together for a while but Lincoln (who found it harder to get work in jazz due to the political nature of some of her music) became involved in acting and did not record as a leader during 1962-1972. She finally recorded for Inner City in 1973 and gradually became more active in jazz. Her two Billie Holiday tribute albums for Enja (1987) showed listeners that the singer was still in her prime and she has recorded several excellent sets for Verve in the 1990s. Because she puts so much thought into each of her recordings, it is not an understatement to say that every Abbey Lincoln set is well worth owning.




    Musicians:



    • Abbey Lincoln (vocal)

    • Eric Dolphy (piccolo-flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

    • Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)

    • Booker Little (trumpet)

    • Julian Priester (trombone)

    • Mal Waldron (piano)

    • Art Davis (bass)

    • Max Roach (drums)

    • Roger Sanders, Robert Whiteley (conga)




    Recording: February 1961 at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Straight Ahead
    2. When Malinda Sings
    3. In the Red
    4. Blue Monk
    5. Left Alone
    6. African Lady
    7. Retribution
    Abbey Lincoln
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure)

    The Sound Of Jazz is a 1957 edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts, and was one of the first major programmes featuring jazz to air on American network television.
    The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.
    The Sound Of Jazz brought together 32 leading musicians from the swing era including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry 'Red' Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots, but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on Fine and Mellow.
    The show's performance of Fine and Mellow reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.




    Musicians:



    • Red Allen Stars

    • Billie Holiday & Band

    • Count Basie All Stars

    • The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    • Mal Waldron

    • Pee Wee Russell




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wild Man Blues - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars

    2. Rosetta -  Henry Allen And His Orchestra

    3. Fine And Mellow - Billie Holiday with Mal Waldron & The All Stars

    4. Blues - Jimmy Giuffre;Pee Wee Russell

    5. I Left My Baby - Count Basie with All-Stars featuring Jimmy Rushing

    6. The Train And The River -  The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    7. Nervous - Mal Waldron

    8. Dickie's Dream - Count Basie with All-Stars

    9. Wild Man Blues (Alternate Take) - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars
    Various Artists
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Lady In Satin Lady In Satin Quick View

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    Lady In Satin

    Billie Holiday presents Lady In Satin. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. I'm A Fool To Want You
    2. For Heaven's Sake
    3. You Don't Know What Love Is
    4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    5. For All We Know
    6. Violets For Your Furs
    7. You've Changed
    8. It's Easy To Remember
    9. But Beautiful
    10. Glad To Be Unhappy
    11. I'll Be Around
    12. The End Of A Love Affair
    Billie Holiday
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Pastel Blues Pastel Blues Quick View

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    Pastel Blues

    Pastel Blues features Be My Husband and was written by Andrew Stroud, Simone's husband and manager at the time. She sings it a cappella with her handclapping and a hi-hat as her only accompaniment. The song was later retitled as Be Your Husband and covered by Jeff Buckley on Live at Sin-É (2003). The album also features covers of Billie Holiday songs, Tell Me More and More and Then Some and Strange Fruit.
    1. Be My Husband
    2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
    3. End of the Line
    4. Trouble in Mind
    5. Tell Me More and More and Then Some
    6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
    7. Ain't No Use
    8. Strange Fruit
    9. Sinnerman
    Nina Simone
    $24.99
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  • Sings / An Evening With Sings / An Evening With Quick View

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    Sings / An Evening With

    Import


    Two Original Albums Together On One 180-Gram LP


    Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.


    "Billie Holiday Sings" was her first full-length album, released in the United States by Clef Records in 1952 in the 10-inch format. "An Evening with Billie Holiday" was the second 10 inch LP studio album released in 1953.

    Billie Holiday Sings (Side A)
    1. I Only Have Eyes For You
    2. You Turned The Tables On Me
    3. Blue Moon
    4. Solitude
    5. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
    6. Easy To Love
    7. You Go To My Head
    8. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
    An Evening With Billie Holiday (Side B)
    1. Stormy Weather
    2. Lover Come Back To Me
    3. My Man
    4. He's Funny That Way
    5. Yesterdays
    6. Tenderly
    7. I Can't Face The Music
    8. Remember
    Billie Holiday
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Body And Soul (45 RPM) Body And Soul (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Body And Soul (45 RPM)

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    Small jazz groups brought out the best in Billie Holiday - especially groups as good as the one heard on this classic 1957 recording. Ben Webster, Harry Sweets Edison and the other members of this stellar ensemble were not just gifted soloists but sensitive accompanists as well. Lady Day was rarely more ably supported than she was on this program of sturdy standards, including three gems by the Gershwin brothers -and she rarely sounded more luminous.


    Originally released in 1957.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Body and Soul
    2. They Can't Take That Away from Me
    3. Darn That Dream
    4. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
    5. Comes Love
    6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
    7. Embraceable You
    8. Moonlight in Vermont
    Billie Holiday
    $49.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Bare Bones Bare Bones Quick View

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    Bare Bones


    Acclaimed 2009 Gem Is Jazz Chanteuse's First Album Of Originals


    Extraordinary Sound Transports Listeners To A Small Coffeehouse: You Need To Hear This On Vinyl!


    Peyroux's Half The Perfect World And Careless Love Also Available On Mofi 180-gram LP


    Having proven several times over that shes among the premier vocal jazz singers on the planet with Half the Perfect World and Careless Loveboth available as limited-edition 180-gram LPs from Mobile FidelityMadeleine Peyroux makes her mark as a songwriter on the exquisite Bare Bones, her first album of originals. A thematic record that begins with wariness, moves to loss, builds to acceptance, and finishes with hope, the critically acclaimed set is Peyrouxs most soul-baring effort.


    The records title says it all. Deeply personal and eminently mature, the chanteuse strips everything down, from her emotional guard to the arrangements. Peyroux penned many of the songs with longtime producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell), and also co-wrote the standout You Cant Do Me with Steely Dan legend Walter Becker. As expected, a tart wittiness defines the lyrics, demonstrating Peyrouxs continual growth as an artist. Becker's contributions also spice the title track, while noted tunesmiths Joe Henry and Julian Coryell assist on other songs. As usual, the singer enjoys the sparse, elegant backing of a small group of first-rate musicians. Peyrouxs alto vocals shine.


    The empress of the jazzy, languid groove does what she has done on her two bestsellers (and her half-forgotten 1996 debut); purr intimately about life and the iniquities of love over retro backings of brushed drums and polite piano that evoke Billie Holiday. Neil Spencer, The Observer, March 2009


    Sonically, Bare Bones continues Peyrouxs tradition of making some of the best-sounding albums around. Her tunesdirect, emotional, beautiful, detailedbenefit from production that emphasizes her strengths and puts a spotlight on the songs, not on any unnecessary tricks or embellishments. This is strictly about the music, its emotional effects on the listener, and the universal healing power of feelings associated with lost love and recovery.


    Its hard to imagine a candlelit cocktail bar that wouldnt benefit from playing Madeleine Peyrouxs fourth album, Bare Bones. The ear loves to catch on the inflections of her supple alto, the clear picking on her acoustic guitar, the pacing as slow as a hand-stitched dress. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, March 2009


    Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelitys 180-gram 2-LP set enhances the experiences of hearing Peyrouxs languorous gems. Transparent, airy, three dimensional, fully textured, and featuring extended response from the acoustic bass and guitars, this analog pressing puts you in the middle of a coffeehouse, with Peyroux and her small ensemble seated a few feet in front of you. Its that good.


    Mobile Fidelitys collector's vinyl editions of Peyrouxs earlier hit studio albums have sold quickly. Dont wait on this.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Instead

    2. Bare Bones

    3. Damn the Circumstances

    4. River of Tears

    5. You Can't do Me

    6. Love and Treachery

    7. Our Lady of Pigalle

    8. Homeless Happiness

    9. To Love You All Over Again

    10. I Must Be Saved

    11. Somethin' Grand

    Madeleine Peyroux
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Holiday Soul (Don Patterson) Holiday Soul (Don Patterson) Quick View

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    Holiday Soul (Don Patterson)

    Available for the first time since its release in 1964, Holiday Soul finds organist Don Patterson, joined by guitarist
    Pat Martino and drummer Billy James, leading the trio in a high-energy set of Yuletide staples like "Jingle Bells,"
    "Merry Christmas Baby," and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."
    1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    2. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
    3. You're All I Want For Christmas
    4. Silent Night
    5. O Holy Night
    6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    7. Merry Christmas Baby
    8. Jingle Bells
    Don Patterson
    $21.99
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  • The Best of Donny Hathaway The Best of Donny Hathaway Quick View

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    The Best of Donny Hathaway


    The Donny Hathaway/friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate The Soulful Singer & Songwriter's Greatest Hits


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Tapes.


    Featuring The Rare Appearances Of This Christmas And You Were Meant For Me On Vinyl.


    Featuring Chart Topping Duets With Roberta Flack


    Donny Hathaway will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the
    70's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed songwriters during his
    short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new
    generation of musicians and fans, Donny Hathaway forever reigns as one of soul's
    pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him,
    Donny had the necessary ingredients of a stellar voice/musicianship and songwriting
    acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres


    Donny Hathaway created some of the greatest sides ever for ATCO, where he
    spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music
    ever waxed.


    In 1978, Donny was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled
    The Best of Donny Hathaway. This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles
    and stellar album staples, most of them featuring Joel Dorn, Billy Cobham, Arif Mardin,
    Jerry Wexler, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, King Curtis, Doc Gibbs and Cornell Dupree,
    continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four
    decades since!


    The Best of Donny Hathaway features a heavy menu of his finest moments like
    the funk infused The Ghetto, the definitive balladry of Leon Russell's A Song For You,
    and of course his duet chart topper with Roberta Flack Where Is The Love, which truly
    opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.


    Even more classics abound as you'll hear the only vinyl release versions of
    his beautiful last top charting r&b ballad You Were Meant For Me and his standard
    holiday gem This Christmas. The fine LP also includes one of the more poignant songs
    of our time Someday We'll All Be Free which is truly a milestone song for this artist.
    This 1978 Greatest Hits LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades... that
    is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Donny Hathaway. Mastered impeccably
    from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music
    Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic
    heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork
    elements by Sandi Young, the classic illustration of Donny Hathaway by Norman
    Green, as well as the original back cover studio session information not seen in LP
    cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original
    pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson
    Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Donny Hathaway 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock
    audiophile vinyl fans.


    Take It From Me .Someday We'll All Be Free

    1. You Were Meant For Me
    2. A Song For You
    3. You've Got A Friend (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    4. Someday We'll All Be Free
    5. Giving Up
    6. Where Is The Love (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    7. The Ghetto
    8. Valdez In The Country
    9. This Christmas
    Donny Hathaway
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    Songs For Distingue Lovers

    Import


    Classic Jazz LP

    Collector's Edition

    Newly Remastered

    One Pressing Limited Edition

    Deluxe Inner Sleeves

    1. Day In, Day Out

    2. A Foggy Day

    3. Stars Fell On Alabama

    4. Comes Love

     

    1. One For My Baby

    2. Just One Of Those Things

    3. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

    4. Moonlight In Vermont
    Billie Holiday
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    Wild Women Don't Have The Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    Although singer Nancy Harrow made a strong impression with this debut recording, she did not lead another record date until 1978 other than a lesser-known effort for Atlantic in 1966. Obviously the years of obscurity were not deserved, for this set is a near-classic. Harrow is heard in her early prime singing such veteran songs as All Too Soon, On the Sunny Side of the Street, the seven-minute Blues for Yesterday, and the title cut (originally done by Ida Cox in the 1920s). A more modern stylist (although influenced by Billie Holiday a little) than the material she performed at the time, Harrow is joined by such top mainstream players as trumpeter Buck Clayton (who provided the arrangements), tenorman Buddy Tate, trombonist Dickie Wells, and pianist Dick Wellstood. Highly recommended, Harrow's debut date has plenty of spirit and enthusiasm.




    Musicians:



    • Nancy Harrow (vocal)

    • Buck Clayton (trumpet, conductor, arranger)

    • Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone)

    • Dickie Wells (trombone)

    • Tom Gwaltney (clarinet, alto saxophone)

    • Danny Bank (baritone saxophone)

    • Dick Wellstood (piano)

    • Kenny Burrell (guitar)

    • Milt Hinton (bass)

    • Oliver Jackson (drums)




    Recording: November 1960 at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, by Bob d'Orleans

    Production: Nat Hentoff




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Take Me Back Baby
    2. All Too Soon
    3. Cant We Be Friends
    4. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    5. Wild Women Dont Have The Blues
    6. Ive Got The World On A String
    7. I Dont Know What Kind Of Blues Ive Got
    8. Blues For Yesterday
    Nancy Harrow
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    Special Requests (and other favorites)

    Kenny Burrell has appeared on so many essential jazz
    recordings that jazz history and his biography seem
    irretrievably intertwined. Billie Holiday's valedictory
    rumination Lady Sings the Blues, Jimmy Smith's epochal funk
    throwdown Back at the Chicken Shack, Tony Bennett's Carnegie
    Hall debut - Kenny Burrell played guitar for them all. Even Jimi
    Hendrix once remarked, Kenny Burrell - that's the sound I'm
    looking for. Here is Burrell captured live at the West-Coast jazz
    mecca, Catalina's, in an easy-going program of some of his
    most-requested tunes along with a few of his personal favorites
    thrown in. Jazz tunes by Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, the
    Duke and others are here all given the ever-tasteful Burrell
    treatment.


    Musicians:

    Kenny Burrell, guitar

    Justo Almario, tenor sax

    Tom Ranier, piano

    Tony Dumas, bass

    Clayton Cameron, drums

    1. Killer Joe
    2. Little Sunflower
    3. The Summer Knows
    4. Make Someone Happy
    5. Bye Bye Blackbird
    6. In a Sentimental Mood
    Kenny Burrell
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    Nostalgia

    Annie Lennox describes Nostalgia as the album she has been waiting her whole life to record. Produced by Lennox and frequent collaborator Mike
    Stevens, the collection features hauntingly beautiful takes on iconic American songs such as "Summertime," "Mood Indigo" and "Strange Fruit." While the
    album pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century (Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday), the songs were also chosen for
    their continuing ability to resonate in the 21st century. The Scottish artist has sold 80 million records and won four GRAMMYs, two MTV VMAs, an Oscar
    and a Golden Globe. VH1 named her "The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive" and Rolling Stone counted her as one of "The 100 Greatest Singers of All
    Time."
    1. Memphis In June
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. I Put A Spell On You
    4. Summertime
    5. I Cover The Waterfront
    6. Strange Fruit
    7. God Bless The Child
    8. You Belong To Me
    9. September In The Rain
    10. I Can Dream, Can't I?
    11. The Nearness Of You
    12. Mood Indigo
    Annie Lennox
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    The Bridge

    180 Gram LP Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


    This 1962 Record Marks Rollins' Return After Taking a Voluntary Break to Refine His Playing


    How badly did Sonny Rollins want to refine his playing? The saxophonist shocked the world in 1959 and took a break, returning in 1962 with this splendiferous set, named after the Williamsburg Bridge, where he practiced by himself. He's paired here with guitarist Jim Hall, whose communicative lines, along with Rollins' esteemed solos and melancholy patterns, gives The Bridge lofty status. The quartet tackles both originals and standards such as Billie Holiday's God Bless the Child and Cole Porter's You Do Something to Me, turning up aces every time.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, ORG Music's 180 gram LP presents this Bluebird/RCA classic in the finest analog sound it's ever known. Everything from each of Rollins' dip-and-dive patterns to the patter of Ben Riley's drums is heard with extreme detail and range.

    1. Without a Song
    2. Where Are You?
    3. John S.
    4. The Bridge
    5. God Bless the Child
    6. You Do Something to Me
    Sonny Rollins
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    Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol. 1

    Import


    Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1961 recording. This live set contains, as a bonus, Dolphy's first version of Billie Holiday's 'God Bless The Child', which would soon become one of his favorite features on solo bass clarinet.

    1. Fire Waltz
    2. Bee Vamp
    3. The Prophet
    4. God Bless The Child *


    *Bonus Tracks

    Eric Dolphy
    $27.99
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