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Enta Da StageEnta da Stage is the debut album of American East Coast hip hop group Black Moon, released on October 19, 1993 through Nervous Records. The album was produced by DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz. Enta da Stage features the debut of underground hip hop duo Smif-n-Wessun, as well as appearances from Havoc of Mobb Deep and Dru Ha, the co-founder of Duck Down Records.1. Powaful Impak!
2. Niguz Talk Shit
3. Who Got da Props?
4. Ack Like U Want It
5. Buck em Down
6. Black Smif-N-Wessun
7. Son Get Wrec
8. Make Munne
10. I Got Cha Opin
11. Shit Iz Real
12. Enta da Stage
13. How Many MC's...
14. U da Man$10.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Moon2017 Remaster
Black Moon is ELP's eighth studio album. It was released in 1992 when the band re-formed after 14 years, having split-up after their previous album, 'Love Beach' in 1978, and represents a real return to form. The music is a stripped-down, amped-up, more mainstream rock format, though in many places retaining the feel of their 70s prog epics. Expertly remastered for the first time by celebrated rock studio engineer Andy Pearce.
The LP is the complete, remastered original album, with original sleeve artwork. Features a foreword on the 140 gram LP format by Greg Lake.
Produced in association with Emerson, Lake & Palmer and management.1. Black Moon (2017 Remastered Version)
2. Paper Blood (2017 Remastered Version)
3. Affairs of the Heart (2017 Remastered Version)
4. Romeo and Juliet (2017 Remastered Version)
5. Farewell to Arms (2017 Remastered Version)
6. Changing States (2017 Remastered Version)
7. Burning Bridges (2017 Remastered Version)
8. Close to Home (2017 Remastered Version)
9. Better Days (2017 Remastered Version)
10. Footprints in the Snow (2017 Remastered Version)$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Moon SpellKing Tuff's new record is called Black Moon Spell.
It was produced and recorded by Bobby Harlow at Studio B in Los Angeles, California,
in the hot winter of 2014.
No one involved was prepared to make a record, but an invisible hand pushed them
to do it. Perhaps it was God or that special someone we all know and love called The
God and The Devil actually have very similar interests. They both love electric guitars
and they both want you to listen to Black Moon Spell and freak the fuck out.
There were many strange occurrences during the recording session- Dracula landlords,
flashes of mysterious light, haunted microphones, songs that mixed themselves,
demonic vortexes swirling in coffee cups, etc.
Under the Black Moon Spell you may experience euphoria, demented visions, wet
dreams, bouts of backwards laughter, and dazed confusion resulting in primordial
Fire played a very important role in the making of this album. King Tuff loves fire.
For some reason, no one can really explain how the Black Moon Spell came to be.
It just appeared one day and demanded heavy rock music and meatball subs.
Backwards messages may be found on this record.
Los Angeles, full of its screaming coyotes and creeping helicopters, surely slathered
its sexy, twisted, hairy, polluted spirit all over Black Moon Spell. The Sunset Strip
shat itself when it heard all these guitar solos.
Can you feel the Black Moon Spell creeping up the back of yr neck yet?
King Tuff would prefer not to tell you the full story of making this record because
its long and crazy and you wouldn't believe him anyway. Also, I am King Tuff.
Magic Jake, who played bass and is beautiful like sunshine, would like to take this
moment to give you a hug and invite you to a tanning party on a beach of your choice.
Old Gary, who plays drums and has the most glorious cackle, would like to take this
moment to crack a cold one with you and invite you to watch the old ballgame with
Old Gary was out watching the old ballgame, so a wild critter named Ty Segall played
drums on the song "Black Moon Spell". Ty enjoys speaking in a goblin voice in his
Night fell on Studio B. A Tarot card leapt from the deck and said, "No human
judgement is of any value here." King Tuff agreed.
Sub Pop first discovered King Tuff curled up in his palace in Vermont. It was basically
a shit hut made of moss, mud, and glimmering stones hidden near the graveyard,
and it was guarded by beautiful wild bullfrogs with silver fangs and baseball bats.
Punx, Squares, Skaters, Farmers, Bartenders, Grandparents, Stoners, Carpenters,
Hobos, Heshers, Babes, Babies, Plumbers, Strippers, Art Teachers, Teenagers, Townies,
Moms, Dads, Truck Drivers, and Witches will all love this record.
Every song on Black Moon Spell was written without giving a shining fuck about
Listen to Black Moon Spell, turn yr volume knob up to 666, put yr lover in a 69,
and let yr inner grinagog rear it's wicked, unwashed, smiling snake head.
Listen to Black Moon Spell and give yr ears what they've been begging for all year;
a heavily weird, heavenly dark, hysterically magical Rock & Roll Sexperience.
ps. the only part of this story that isn't true is the part about the shit hut. I actually
was living at my parents' house when I was discovered. Love, KT1. Black Moon Spell
2. Sick Mind
3. Rainbow's Run
5. Beautiful Thing
6. I Love You Ugly
7. Magic Mirror
9. Demon From Hell
10. Black Holes in Stereo
12. Eyes of the Muse
13. Staircase of Diamonds
14. Eddie's Song$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Moon SafariMoon Safari is the debut studio album by the French music duo Air, released in 1998. Rhino will be releasing reissues on heavyweight, black vinyl, remastered and with all original artwork.1. La Femme D'argent
2. Sexy Boy
3. All I Need - By Air - Beth Hirsch
4. Kelly Watch The Stars
7. You Make It Easy - By Air - Beth Hirsch
8. Ce Matin-Là
9. New Star In The Sky
10. Le voyage de PÉnÉlope$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Aloha MoonThe first full-length from alternative indie pop duo, Magic Wands is a follow up to their debut EP, Magic Love & Dreams. Aloha Moon includes all 4 tracks from the EP, remixedand remastered, as well as 6 brand new tracks. CD and digital versions of the album features mixes by D. Sardy (Oasis, Wolfmother, LCD Soundsystem) for Black Magic and Space, while the vinyl replaces Space with a mix by Sep V.1. Aloha Moon
2. Teenage Love
3. Kaleidoscope Hearts
6. Black Magic
9. Kiss Me Dead
10. Space$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Yellow MoonThe Neville Brothers made a bid for pop/rock stardom with the well-produced A&M debut album Yellow Moon. For this album, they enlisted the help of producer Daniel Lanois to meld their voices and rhythms with his swampy dreamscapes. Continuing with its vinyl reissue initiative, UMe will be reissuing this classic back on standard weight black vinyl for the first time in over 20 years.1. My Blood
2. Yellow Moon
3. Fire and Brimstone
4. A Change Is Gonna Come
5. Sister Rosa
6. With God On Our Side
7. Wake Up
9. The Ballad of Hollis Brown
10. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
11. Healing Chant
12. Wild Injuns$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Full Cold MoonCold Cave is the creative rebirth of acclaimed musician and writer Wesley Eisold. Cutting his teeth in underground bands American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) and Some Girls, Eisold's body of work has truly effected a generation of listeners. Through constant cross-pollination Eisold has gained mass appeal, influencing underground and popular culture with his ever evolving artistic vision.
With an already prolific number of releases, Cold Cave has become a name synonymous with the contemporary resurgence of Darkwave and Synth Pop sub-genres. Propelling Cold Cave to perform at world class museums The Getty and the Guggenheim, as well as performances with legends Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nine Inch Nails, among others.
Deathwish are proud to announce "Full Cold Moon" from Cold Cave, now for the first time on 12"LP vinyl format (a CD collection was released on Eisold's Heartworm imprint in 2014).
"Full Cold Moon" is a compilation of EP recordings originally individually released in 2013, now presented as one collection; "A Little Death to Laugh", "Oceans With No End", "God Made the World", "Black Boots", and "Nausea, the Earth and Me". Notably this is also the first vinyl appearance of the song "Dandelion" as well as the entire "Nausea, the Earth and Me" EP (previously only available on limited CD and Digital formats). This is Cold Cave at it's most artistically skeletal, similar to the celebrated "Cremations" and "Love Comes Close" releases. Twelve minimal compositions driven by Eisold's synth derived hooks, alluring vocals, and compelling character.1. A Little Death To Laugh
2. Young Prisoner Dreams of Romance
3. Tristan CorbiÉre
4. Oceans With No End
5. People Are Poison
6. God Made the World
8. Black Boots
9. Meaningful Life
10. Nausea, the Earth and Me
11. Don't Blow Up the Moon
12. Beaten 1979$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Feast Of The Hunters' MoonSugar Hill Records is proud to announce the upcoming release of Feast of the Hunters' Moon, the debut album from Portland, Oregon-based Black Prairie. Featuring three-fifths of The Decemberists and two of the city's finest folk stylists, the heavily acoustic debut was produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie) and embodies the rich sonic landscape of the Portland music scene while integrating the diverse backgrounds of its members. As described by dobroist Chris Funk, the band's sound bridges the music of Clarence White and Ennio Morricone in a way that defies genre characterization.
Decemberists guitarist Funk and bassist Nate Query hatched the plan to start a primarily instrumental string band while on the road. Funk began to spend time playing the square-necked Dobro guitar, and the pair recruited fellow Decemberist Jenny Conlee to play accordion. Portland musicians Annalisa Tornfelt and Jon Neufeld then filled out the ranks on violin and guitar, respectively.
Black Prairie's songs consist mostly of instrumentals; their arrangements draw from bluegrass and old-time string band traditions, while Conlee's accordion and Tornfelt's violin instill klezmer and gypsy elements to the band's unique and vibrant sound. The quintet sometimes takes an almost-classical approach to composition, with songs containing multiple movements that ebb and flow in a way that differs greatly from traditional pop or bluegrass structure. The band decided it would be a shame not to make use of Tornfelt's vocal ability, so she sings on a handful of tracks as well. The thirteen album tracks include mostly original compositions by the five band members, with a smattering of traditional material intertwined throughout.1. Across the Black Prairie
2. Red Rocking Chair
3. Back Alley
4. Ostinato Del Caminito
5. A Prairie Musette
6. Crooked Little Heart
7. Annie McGuire
8. Atrocity at Celilo Falls
9. Tango Oscuro
10. Single Mistake
11. Full Moon in June
12. Home Made Lemonade
13. The Blackest Crow$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Sun Moon & Herbs180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes Insert With Lyrics
Dr. John A.K.A. The Night Tripper is a singer, songwriter, voice actor, pianist, and guitarist, whose music combines Blues, Pop, Jazz, Zydeco, Boogie Woogie and Rock & Roll.
Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960's following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive music. He performed a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. This eventually resulted in his signature 'voodoo' music style.
The Sun Moon & Herbs is described by Allmusic as dark and swampy and best listened to on a hot, muggy night with the sound of thunder rumbling off in the distance like jungle drums.
The centerpiece of the album is Familiar Reality, a long cut based on one evil-sounding Stones-type riff. As usual, Dr. John's strength lies in his galvanizing; mesmerizing choruses. The ones on Black John the Conqueror and File Gumbo are unforgettable.1. Black John the Conqueror
2. Where Ya At Mule
3. Craney Crow
4. Familiar Reality--Opening
5. Pots on Fiyo (File Gumbo)/Who I Got to Fall On (If the Pot Get Heavy)
6. Zu Zu Mamou
7. Familiar Reality--Reprise$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Beauty28-page, full-color book (11" x 11")
Extensive essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo) featuring all-new interviews
Abundant, never-before-seen photographs by Herbert Worthington (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours)
Brilliantly mastered by multi-GRAMMY® nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, Kinks, Cars,The Band)
Mastered for vinyl by multi-GRAMMY® winner Doug Sax (The Who, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd)
Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee's legendary psychedelic rock band Love, is available on 180-gram vinyl LP. Recorded in 1973 for the ambitious new label Buffalo Records,
the album remained unreleased when the company folded. Finally, after 39 years High Moon Records is honored to fulfill Arthur Lee's wish that Black Beauty be heard by music fans worldwide. Black Beauty is making its first-ever official release
in any format, anywhere! With unparalelled sound and state-of-the-art packaging, critics are hailing Black Beauty as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased,
full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical
genius. Black Beauty is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 1967 Love album the New York Times called "one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time. With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing 70's-rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting - topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the
album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee's fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.
It's tempting to play what-if with Love's lost labor, Black Beauty, which was recorded in 1973 but shelved for nearly four decades. What if Buffalo Records hadn't gone out of business just prior to the album's release? What if Black Beauty had actually hit stores? What if it hadn't languished in limbo until years after Arthur Lee's death? Would it have stopped Love's slide into obscurity? Would it have signaled a comeback for the man who masterminded Forever Changes, still one of the most complex and compelling artifacts of 1960s Los Angeles? Would his life and career have played out any differently? Would we think of him today as something other than a cult artist, inspired as well as damned by his era?
It's difficult to imagine any answers to those questions, but it says a lot about Lee that the album even raises these what-ifs and coulda-beens. The very qualities that made him such a fascinating voice-- restlessness, excitability, paranoia, perfectionism, single-mindedness-- may have doomed any commercial prospects more than his notorious fear of travel ever did. After recording Forever Changes, he fired the band and hired new musicians to take their places. Every subsequent album featured a different line-up, although the changes seem based more on personality than on musical direction or ability. Never stagnant, Love was in constant flux, always in a state of development but never quite arriving. So the operative question becomes: Was this the version of Love that Lee had been working toward?
For Black Beauty-- which is finally seeing release via High Moon Records, although the reissue has been delayed for two years-- Lee assembled guitarist Melvan Whittington, bass player Robert Rozelle, and drummer Joe Blocker. This may be the hardiest and most muscular of Love's post-Changes rosters, with remarkable force and range. With crisp production by Paul Rothchild, best known for his work with the Doors, Love build from a potent blues rock foundation not dissimilar to that of Jimi Hendrix, but without the distracting shamanistic persona and guitar pyrotechnics. "Walk Right In" struts into country rock territory, rewriting Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929 hit into a plea for empathy, and "Beep Beep" attempts a sort of pop reggae, albeit not entirely convincingly.
On the whole, this particular line-up sounds perfectly rough and unrehearsed, generating a tense energy on "Skid" and "Stay Away" even as they suggest a band still figuring out exactly what they can do together. It's a strong album, but it's not another Forever Changes, whose accomplishments in retrospect were unrepeatable, or even another Four Sail. On the other hand, Lee wasn't aiming to craft something in that vein. Still, especially considering the professional setbacks he had faced in the years leading up to Black Beauty-- which includes being dropped by Elektra and shuffling through a series of independent labels-- Lee sounds engaged and invigorated, forgoing the bitterness that had rankled the band for a slightly more hopeful outlook. On stand-out "Can't Find It", he sings, "Every time I cry my heart out, and every time I play the fool, but there's gotta be something in this lonely world for me." The confession is all the more bittersweet for being capped with the line, "but I can't find it without you." It's ostensibly a love song, but could just as easily be addressed to his audience. His creative satisfaction relies on having a listener to complete the circuit, which makes this album's long shelf life all the sadder.
-Stephen M. Deusner (Pitchfork, May 15, 2013)1. Young & Able
2. Midnight Sun
3. Can't Find It
4. Walk Right In
6. Beep Beep
7. Stay Away
8. Lonely Pigs
9. See Myself In You
10. Product Of The Times$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Under A Funeral Moon (Picture Disc)Marking 30 Years Of Peaceville Records & Darkthrone, 'Under A Funeral Moon' Is Presented On Special Limited Picture Disc Vinyl With Cut-Out Sleeve, Featuring Artwork From The Original Album
Under A Funeral Moon, Darkthrone's third album was originally released by Peaceville in 1993.
Marking 30 years of Peaceville Records & Darkthrone, Under A Funeral Moon is presented on special limited picture disc vinyl with cut-out sleeve, featuring artwork from the original album.
Under A Funeral Moon is a bleak reflection of contemporary times; featuring harsh guitar riffage and hateful vocals all underpinned by Fenriz's rightly celebrated tight and complex drum patterns. Continuing with its highly impressive series of black and white covers, the band further nurtures its lo-fi approach with a sound that is powerfully focused and entirely unconcerned with modern-day aesthetics. Under A Funeral Moon is the album that many Darkthrone fans hail as the ultimate manifesto for Black Metal.1. Lifeless
2. The Beast
3. The Claws Of Time
4. Across The Vacuum
5. Ravishing Grimness
6. To The Death (Under The King)$28.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
By The Light Of The MoonMastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition 180g LP brings these 11 songs to life and out of the clouded, foggy sonic environment in which they've remained for more than two decades. For the first time, T Bone Burnett's stripped-back production functions as it should. Namely, Los Lobos sound as if they're playing at a small, sweaty neighborhood joint late on a Sunday night for an audience of locals, friends, and family.
The group's uncanny ability to switch between instruments and effortlessly play each as if it's their innate right-listen to the seamless fashion in which electric and acoustic guitars, marimbas, organs, saxophones, harmonicas, and percussion create strikingly memorable soundscapes-comes to light amidst a warmer, airier, more organic and deep-black background.David Hidalgo's sweet, honeysuckle timbre, he and Cesar Rosas' overlapping tremolo guitars, and stacks of interwoven rhythms jump with vibrant electricity.
Shifting into storytelling mode, Los Lobos use By the Light of the Moon as an opportunity to meditate on everyday America and channel the fate of normal communities. Issues of faith, mortality, love, disillusionment, and melancholy inform narratives that are on the same socially conscious level as those of period-era Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp. As for the songs, they crackle, waltz, shuffle, dance, tremble, and kick. The band almost dares listeners not to care.
Whether leaning into twangy two-step country-rock ("One Night In America"), dual-guitar shootout rockabilly ("Shakin' Shakin' Shakes"), swinging jump R&B ("Is This All There Is?"), tequila-spiked East Los Angeles-style rock ("Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)"), searing Latin-tinged blues ("My Baby's Gone"), or poignant gospel-lined folk ("River of Fools"), Los Lobos' Tex-Mex gumbo continually impresses and delights.
Don't pass up one of the best releases of the 1980s and one of Los Lobos' definitive statements. You'll never hear a better pressing. Boleros, rancheros, and more await!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. One Time One Night
2. Shakin' Shakin' Shakes
3. Is This All There Is?
4. Prenda Del Alma
5. All I Wanted To Do Was Dance
6. Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)
7. The Hardest Time
8. My Baby's Gone
9. River of Fools
10. The Mess We're In
11. Tears of God$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Swan Soundtrack
Including 4 Page Insert With Photos, Track Listing And Credits
Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder. The plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious New York City company. Usually described as a psychological thriller, Black Swan can be also interpreted as a metaphor for achieving artistic perfection, with all the psychological and physical challenges one might encounter.
The original score for the film was composed by Clint Mansell, an English musician, composer, and former lead singer of the band Pop Will Eat Itself. Mansell was introduced to film scoring when director Darren Aronofsky hired him to score his debut film, Pi. Ever since Mansell wrote the score for many of Aronofsky's films. Notable film scores include Pi, The Fountain, Moon, Smokin' Aces, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Doom, Black Swan, and High-Rise.1. Nina's Dream
2. Mother Me
3. The New Season
4. A Room Of Her Own
5. A New Swan Queen
6. Lose Yourself
7. Cruel Mistress
8. Power, Seduction, Cries
9. The Double
10. Opposites Attract
11. Night Of Terror
12. Stumbled Beginnings
13. It's My Time
14. A Swan Is Born
16. A Swan Song (For Nina)$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Reel To RealIncludes A Full-Color 28-Page Booklet
Pressed At RTI
High Moon Records presents the 1974 studio album from one of rock music's most gifted and enigmatic legends-back on vinyl after 40 years! Reel To Real captures Arthur Lee and Love at the peak of their rock/funk/soul powers. Originally released in 1974 on RSO Records, this deluxe reissue features over 74 minutes of vibrant, remastered audio from the original multitrack tapes, a 32- page booklet with an illuminating essay by Rolling Stone's David Fricke, and a trove of candid, unpublished photos.
What Arthur Lee began on Love's Black Beauty (released by High Moon to wide acclaim in 2013), he brought to fruition on Reel To Real. Armed with a major label budget, and a powerful, intuitive band, he dug deep into the blues, soul, and rock grooves that fi rst inspired him, reaching out to a new audience with his fi erce and forward-thinking personal vision. To a palette of stinging guitars, explosive brass, deep funk bass and clavinet, splashes of spacey synthesizer, and dream-team female backing vocals, Arthur Lee brought his funkiest and most soulful collection of songs, and channeled the most visceral vocal performances he ever committed to tape.
High Moon Records has unearthed 11 revelatory, previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions - including alternate takes and mixes, live-in-studio rehearsals, and 4 newly discovered Arthur Lee originals! This ultra-rare bonus material fills out the picture of a fearless, agile and very funky ensemble, led by a masterful singer-songwriter at his feral, exultant best.1. Time Is Like A River
2. Stop The Music
3. Who Are You?
4. Good Old Fashion Dream
5. Which Witch Is Which
6. With A Little Energy
7. Singing Cowboy
8. Be Thankful For What You Got
9. You Said You Would
10. Busted Feet
11. Everybody's Gotta Live$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In The Hot Seat2017 Remaster
Originally titled 'The Best Seat In The House', 'In The Hot Seat' is ELP's ninth and final studio album. It was released in 1994 following their successful 1992 world tour comeback album 'Black Moon'. The album comprises an interesting mixture of mainstream rock, classic ELP prog, melodic pop and finely crafted ballads. Among the well-produced ten tracks is the excellent 'Hand of Truth' and the deeply moving 'Daddy'. Expertly remastered for the first time by celebrated rock studio engineer Andy Pearce.
The LP is the complete, remastered original album, with original sleeve artwork. Features a foreword on the 140 gram LP format by Greg Lake.
Produced in association with Emerson, Lake & Palmer and management.1. Hand of Truth (2017 Remastered Version)
2. Daddy (2017 Remastered Version)
3. One by One (2017 Remastered Version)
4. Heart On Ice (2017 Remastered Version)
5. Thin Line (2017 Remastered Version)
6. Man in the Long Black Coat (2017 Remastered Version)
7. Change (2017 Remastered Version)
8. Give Me a Reason to Stay (2017 Remastered Version)
9. Gone Too Soon (2017 Remastered Version)
10. Street War (2017 Remastered Version)$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mountains Beaches CitiesNashville rock favorites, Moon Taxi, have really hit the ground running in 2013. February saw the release of their second studio album, Cabaret; a keyboard laden, indie-prog rock venture. The band has hit the festival circuit hard over the summer playing the Hangout Music Festival, Wakarusa and Forecastle just to name a few. Now Moon Taxi is ready to release their third studio and second album of 2013, Mountains Beaches Cities.
Mountains Beaches Cities comes as a continuation of Cabaret. The songwriting style and recording process discovered while making their second studio album fuels the songs on Moon Taxi's newest effort. Mixed by Vance Powel of Third Man Records, the album features enormous drum sounds, multiple layers of keyboards and guitars and are driven by steady grooving bass lines.
Moon Taxi has released two singles from the new album to wet audiences appetites. The first release, 'Running Wild', is an indie pop number that uses signature Moon Taxi guitar riffs backed by keyboard synth layers. The lyrics speak of taking in the moment and making the most of life while there's still time.
Their second single, 'The New Black', is a hypnotic, head bobbing tune that plays off of one progression over and over. The dynamics rise and fall with the addition and subtraction of subtle layers that support the southern rock/blues guitar riff that drives the song.
- Willie Guy Arnot, Examiner1. Running Wild
3. The New Black
5. Young Journey
7. River Water
9. Struck Me Down
10. Juniper$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Silver EyeSilver Eye, Goldfrapp's seventh album, is dance music which evokes a pagan ritual rather than a club soundtrack. Cold, metallic electronics with a hot current of blood running through them. A 21st-century moon dance. It weaves together the two strands of Goldfrapp's music like never before. If 2013's Tales of Us, a set of noirish folk fables, roamed the same pastoral landscape as Felt Mountain and Seventh Tree, then Silver Eye (a reference to the moon) belongs to the pulsing, electronic lineage of Black Cherry and Supernature only deeper and darker.1. Anymore
4. Become The One
5. Faux Suede Drifter
6. Zodiac Black
7. Beast That Never Was
8. Everything Is Never Enough
9. Moon in Your Mouth
10. Ocean$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jacuzzi BoysMiami FLA's always colorful, never dull, Jacuzzi Boys have created another sonic masterpiece to add to their astonishing catalogue of pop, glam, double-hubble rock!
Jacuzzi Boys lp opener Be My Prism pops and sizzles while tracks like Double Vision, Dust, and Domino Moon excite the night until you see the sunlight. Black Gloves provides a cool bedroom breeze while flowers melt when they hear the goregeous album stand out Heavy Horse. File under: RIGHTEOUS1. Be My Prism
2. Black Gloves
3. Double Vision
6. Over the Zoom
8. Heavy Horse
10. Domino Moon
11. Ultraglide$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ghosts Of The Great Highway (Pre-Order)One Time Only Vinyl Re-Press Of This Cult Classic
Originally released in 2003 on Jetset Records. One time only vinyl re-press of this cult classic. An album as good as Ghosts of the Great Highway should never go out of print. Ghosts continues-- even fine-tunes-- the work Kozelek did with his former band, Red House Painters. These songs are virtuously stoic Americana-- all shimmery guitars, measured tempos, malevolent moods, and wandering melodies. His voice sounds like Neil Young's, especially in the effortlessness with which he hits the high notes then returns to a lower, earthier texture.
Ghosts is a travelogue of sorts, speeding through the Midwest and the West; in this sense, it's the male equivalent to Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, especially in the imperfect mirroring of physical terrain and emotional geography. The band Kozelek assembled for Ghosts-- Anthony Koutsos (Red House Painters), Tim Mooney (American Music Club), and Geoff Stanfield (Black Lab), along with a few guests-- ably but subtly bolster his lyrics and vocals, generating a steady clip that never flags. The result is an album as hypnotic as highway divider lines whizzing past. Includes original bonus track "Gentle Moon (Acoustic).LP 1
1. Glenn Tipton
2. Carry Me Ohio
3. Salvador Sanchez
4. Last Tide
6. Gentle Moon
7. Lily And Parrots
1. Duk Koo Kim
2. Sí, Paloma
3. Pancho Villa
4. Gentle Moon (Acoustic)$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Bad Channels SoundtrackAfter 11 years of touring, Rock Legends Blue Oyster Cult went back to the studio to compose and original score for Bad Channels (1992). Double vinyl, one record blue, the other black!LP 1
1. Demon's Kiss
2. The Horseman Arrives
3. That's How It Is
4. Jane Jane (The Hurricane)
5. Somewhere In The Night
6. Blind Faith
7. Manic Depresso
8. Mr Cool
9. Myth of Freedom
10. Touching Myself Again
11. Little Old Lady Polka
1. Bad Channels Overture
2. Power Station
3. Power Station II
6. Cosmo Rules, But Lump Controls
7. Battering Ram
8. This Dude is F****D
9. Pick Her Up
10. Spray That Scumbag
11. Out of Station
12. Tree Full of Owls
13. Cookie in a Bottle
14. Corky Gets It
15. Eulogy for Corky
16. Spore Bomb
18. Ginger Snaps
19. Moon Gets It$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Elvis Is Back! (Pre-Order)40 Years Later..... The King Of Rock And Roll Lives On!
Friday Music Is Proud To Present His 1959 Rock & Rhythm & Blues Masterpiece Elvis Is Back
First Time 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl & Original Gatefold Cover Art & Original Front Cover Sticker Art
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Pressed At R.T.I.
Features His Classic Hits: Such A Night, Fever, Make Me Know It, The Girl Of My Best Friend, Reconsider Baby, Soldier Boy
Elvis Is Back! is the tenth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It was originally released on RCA Victor Records in April 1960. Recorded over two sessions in March and April, the album marked Presley's return to recording after his discharge from the U.S. Army.
In 1957, as Presley's fame was soaring, he received a draft notice from the Memphis Draft Board, but was given a deferment so he could finish his latest film production, King Creole. During Presley's two-year military service in Germany, RCA Victor and Paramount Pictures progressively released material he had completed prior to enlistment. During his last months in the Army, Presley experimented with new sounds and worked on further improving his performance. He also prepared material for his first session in Nashville, which was scheduled to take place upon his return. Presley returned to the United States on March 2, 1960. The singer reunited with his original band The Blue Moon Boys, excepting bassist Bill Black. The first session was held on March 20-21 and the second session was held on April 3-4, completing the album.
Elvis Is Back! topped the UK Albums Chart and reached number two in Billboard's Top LPs. Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became progressively more positive. The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999.1. Make Me Know
3. The Girl of My Best Friend
4. I Will Be Home Again
5. Dirty, Dirty Feeling
6. The Thrill of Your Love
7. Soldier Boy
8. Such a Night
9. It Feels So Right
10. The Girl Next Door
11. Like a Baby
12. Reconsider Baby$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Hot WaxWhite/blue swirled vinyl!
Grant Hart's first solo album of the 21st century is one of the best things he has ever done. The former Husker Du drummer and co-songwriter worked with the diverse cast of musicians from Godspeed You Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion on this new LP, Hot Wax, recorded in Montreal and Minneapolis. Grant on some of the some of the songs: the song Narcissus, Narcissus is my first attempt at combining ancient Greek mythology and American rock-a-billy. By merging those influences with an ice cream truck atmosphere I think I have found a style that defines this period of my career. You're the Reflection of the Moon on the Water is one of the most organic rock and roll songs that I have ever written. It's style owes a lot to my devotion for patti smith. It was inspired by a comment made by a monk during the selection process to find the next Panchen Lhama, who said of one candidate, he is the reflection of the moon on the water but he is not the moon.You're the Reflection of the Moon on the Water
Charles Hollis Jones
Schoolbuses Are For Children
I Knew All About You Since Then
My Regrets$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Different Arrangement"A study in aching, moaning, human emotions set against robotic rhythms... there's a sense of decay present in every note."- About.com
"[Their] darksider organ drone and Goth vocals charm rather than wear."- Capital NY
"A promising Hardly Art debut."- Seattle Weekly
Black Marble's Weight Against the Door was an auspicious, attention-grabbing debut that made the Brooklyn duo the go-to opening act for today's darkwave greats (Light Asylum, TRUST, the Soft Moon). Now, less than ten months later, bedroom producers Chris Stewart and Ty Kube follow that gritty, surgically-precise EP with A
Different Arrangement, a new full-length that is, as its title suggests, a departure from Weight's calculated
A Different Arrangement surveys a wide variety of sounds, from the radiant, bouncing ebullience of "A Great Design" to the haunted playground-bop of "Limitations" (which juxtaposes sampled rim-drum clacks with layers of sentimental synth melodies and Stewart's resonant, reverb-smeared baritone). The warm, Peter Hook-inspired basslines shapeshift across Arrangement's runtime, and vintage synthesizer arrangements by Kube (formerly of electropop outfit Team Robespierre) are likewise versatile-airy ("MSQ No Extra"), astral ("UK"), and at times so distinctly manipulated and sculpted as to be otherworldly ("Last").
The influence of early synth pioneers like Thomas Leer and Robert Rental is felt across A Different Arrangement's eleven tracks, as are the fingerprints of the record's hard-line do-it-yourself architects.
"All the music we gravitate towards has that quality where you can imagine the space it was created in and the people who made it. Not this handed-down-from-on-high sensibility. A certain handmade feeling is what we're after," Stewart explains. "The music doesn't have to be complex, but it's important to carry some residue of the
process, especially when working with what [can sometimes] be construed as cold-sounding electronics. It's humanizing."
If Weight Against the Door constituted a long, cold night, then A Different Arrangement heralds the moment when the radiator finally sputters to life, flooding the room with heat as the sun rises over a horizon of Brutalist tower blocks. The homemade soundtrack to a still, uncertain dawn, A Different Arrangement is a striking evolution in Black Marble's sound.1. Cruel Summer
2. MSQ No-Extra
3. A Great Design
4. A Different Arrangement
10. Safe Minds
11. Unrelated$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Full Tide (Pure Pleasure)As an album, Full Tide most closely resembles Shine in its breadth and depth. It's not the shiny production as much as the material itself. Recorded in Ireland and Australia, the album contains some stellar, perhaps career-defining performances of a number of tunes: her readings of Bob Dylan's Lay Down Your Weary Tune and To Make You Feel My Love completely reinvent them. The emotion in her voice is a warm fire for the battered soul to rest in. As moving and convincing as these performances are, they are not the true gems in the body of this album. In fact, her version of Sandy Denny's Full Moon, with a pianist, a bassist, and a string quartet, blows them away. Her voice, full and dark, yearns across time and space for the absent one. It's an elegy to a love, but also to love itself and friendship as well. This is key in that there are a total of four songs here by the late Noel Brazil - Black's longtime collaborator and favorite songwriter - who passed away in 2001.
- Mary Black (vocal, arranger)
- Pat Crowley (piano, accordion, keyboards, vocal)
- Bill Shanley (synthesizer, guitar, vocal)
- Phil Buston (guitar, percussion)
- Steve Cooney (mandolin; guitar, vocal)
- James Blennerhassett (bass, vocal)
- Fran Breen (drums)
- West Organ String Quartet
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. The Land of Love
2. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
3. Your Love
4. Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger
5. The Real You
6. Stand Up
7. Full Moon
8. Straight As I Die
9. Siul a Ru'n
10. St. Kilda Again
11. To Make You Feel My Love
12. Japanese Deluxe$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now