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  • Beyond The Black Rainbow (Original Soundtrack) Beyond The Black Rainbow (Original Soundtrack) Quick View

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    Beyond The Black Rainbow (Original Soundtrack)

    JAGJAGUWAR & Death Waltz Recording Company are proud and excited to release a true
    masterpiece into the world with the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos' BEYOND THE BLACK
    RAINBOW. Posited as a lost film of the 1980s, the picture is inspired by classic dystopian
    fiction and the obscure SF movies one used to see lining the shelves of the local video store. As
    such, the brilliant soundtrack blends seamlessly amongst its influences; Tangerine Dream,
    Wendy Carlos, and of course John Carpenter, with the latter's mark heard on the oppressive
    synth percussion of the main titles and the evocative melodies heard throughout. Created by
    Sinoia Caves, the ongoing project of Jeremy Schmidt, a disciple of the long-form cosmic
    synthesizer soundscape, and member of Canadian psych-and-prog-spiritual pioneers Black
    Mountain, this recording also features guest appearances by Joshua Wells, drummer of Black
    Mountain.


    Schmidt's score is many things - haunting, uncompromising, intense - but is always a
    fascinating listen. Incorporating touchstone elements such as mellotron choirs, glacial
    analogue synthesizer pads and arpeggiators, Schmidt artfully navigates the various sonic
    sensibilities of the 70s-80s genre aesthetic. What emerges from this schematic realm of the
    'almost familiar' evolves and manifests as a work of striking originality, an ominously
    beautiful, otherworldly and terrifying score. Simply put, BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW is
    an astounding piece of work and must not be missed. Do you read me?

    Forever Dilating Eye
    Elena's Sound-World
    Run Program: Sentionauts
    Arboria Tapes - Award Winning
    Gardens
    1983 - Main Titles
    1966 - Let The New Age Of Enlightenment Begin
    Sentionauts II
    Sinoia Caves
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  • Underneath The Rainbow Underneath The Rainbow Quick View

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    Underneath The Rainbow

    Atlanta's favorite sons Black Lips have announced the impending release of their first full length in three years, Underneath the Rainbow on longtime label Vice Records.


    Recorded at a variety of locations over the course of 2013, the twelve songs boast a stable of studio collaborators whose pedigree speaks to how much the band has grown and sonically matured over the course of their 15 year long career.

    1. Drive By Buddy
    2. Smiling
    3. Make You Mine
    4. Funny
    5. Dorner Party
    6. Justice After All
    7. Boys in the Wood
    8. Waiting
    9. Do the Vibrate
    10. I Don't Wanna Go Home
    11. Dandelion Dust
    12. Dog Years
    Black Lips
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  • Follow The Rainbow (Speakers Corner) Follow The Rainbow (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Follow The Rainbow (Speakers Corner)

    The fusion movement has a lot in common with a tropical storm: it rages fiercely in its early phases but becomes less wild later on, yet still blows a gale. In the eye of the storm that tore its path through the various musical styles and genres as from 1960 is George Duke, who entered into creative and stormy partnerships with such artists as Frank Zappa, Miles Davis and Jean-Luc Ponty. The rainbow colours with which Duke chose to tint this album are taken less from the paintpots of fusion jazz and rock, and rather more from the black, natural colours of rhythm and blues. Next to a relaxed love groove (Say That You Will) we find a polyphonic vocal number with solos (Sunrise), which conjures up the nostalgic atmosphere of Motown, now on the decline. Then there is snappy funk in all manner of variations, such as Party Down, which swings trendily along but then comes over unfiltered and dry as a bone.
    In Follow The Rainbow, genial musicianship, expert arrangements and a special feeling for resonance amalgamate to create a tightly-knit sound which is ever fresh and easy-going.



    Musicians:



    • George Duke (vocal, keyboard)

    • Larry Williams (tenor saxophone, flute)

    • Eric Culver (trombone)

    • Charles Icarus Johnson (guitar)

    • Byron Miller (bass)

    • Leon 'Ndugu' Chandler (drums)

    • Sheila Escovedo (percussion, vocal)

    • Napoleon Murphy Brock (vocal)




    Recording: 1979 at Westlake Recording, Los Angeles, by Kerry McNabb and Electric Lady Studios, New York, by Dave Palmer

    Production: George Duke





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    1. Party Down
    2. Say That You Will
    3. Funkin' For The Thrill
    4. Sunrise
    5. Festival
    6. I Am For Real (May The Funk Be With You)
    7. Straight From The Heart
    8. Corine
    9. Pluck
    10. Follow The Rainbow
    George Duke
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  • Rockplast 1995: Black Masquerade Vol 1 (Pre-Order) Rockplast 1995: Black Masquerade Vol 1 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Rockplast 1995: Black Masquerade Vol 1 (Pre-Order)

    Import


    2x Clear Vinyl


    'Black Masquerade' is one of the few known films of the final Rainbow line-up featuring singer Dougie White, bassist Greg Smith, keyboardist Paul Morris, drummer Chuck Burgi and singer Candice Night.

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Spotlight Kid
    3. Too Late For Tears
    4. Long Live Rock'n'Roll/Black Night
    5. Hunting Humans


    LP 2
    1. Wolf To The Moon/Difficult To Cure
    2 Keyboard solo
    3. Still I'm Sad
    4. Man On The Silver Mountain
    5. Temple Of The King
    6. Black Masquerade

    Rainbow
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  • Rockplast 1995: Black Masquerade Vol 2 (Pre-Order) Rockplast 1995: Black Masquerade Vol 2 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Rockplast 1995: Black Masquerade Vol 2 (Pre-Order)

    Import


    Pressed On Clear Vinyl


    'Black Masquerade' is one of the few known films of the final Rainbow line-up featuring singer Dougie White, bassist Greg Smith, keyboardist Paul Morris, drummer Chuck Burgi and singer Candice Night.

    1. Ariel
    2. Since You've Been Gone
    3. Perfect Strangers
    4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    5. Hall Of The Mountain King
    6. Burn
    7. Smoke On The Water
    Rainbow
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  • Holy Diver Live Holy Diver Live Quick View

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    Holy Diver Live

    Red Colored Vinyl


    Holy Diver is the debut album from American heavy metal band Dio. Released on May 25, 1983, the album has been hailed by critics as Dio's best work and a classic staple in the heavy metal genre. Dio has been hailed as one of the finest voices in Heavy Metal for over 30 years now and for good reason. Due to his stints in Rainbow, Black Sabbath and as a solo artist, Dio is one of the few people in the history of music that can honestly say they have played on three classic albums, each under a different moniker.

    LP1
    1. Stand Up And Shout
    2. Holy Diver
    3. Gypsy
    4. Caught In The Middle
    5. Don't Talk To Strangers
    6. Straight Through The Heart
    7. Invisible


    LP2
    1. Rainbow In The Dark
    2. Shame On The Night
    3. We Rock
    4. Sign Of The Southern Cross
    5. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
    6. Man Of The Silver Mountain

    Dio
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  • Sweatbox Dynasty Sweatbox Dynasty Quick View

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    Sweatbox Dynasty

    It's been almost two decades since baby TOBACCO first plugged in a tape deck, popped the top, and found the dark magic that's fueled so many sonic forays into his genreless bog of beat-blasted hypnagogia and otherworldly-yet-earthen pop. The Pennsylvanian experimentalist has since helmed countless Black Moth Super Rainbow releases, remixed outsiders as offbeat as HEALTH and unexpected as White Zombie, and produced MCs ranging from Aesop Rock to Beck.


    But it's on his fourth solo album that TOBACCO winds up coining an apt name for his vast empire of moldering electro-fied dirt: Sweatbox Dynasty. The new LP - his second for Ghostly International - finds the rural recluse resurrecting an old approach to hack a new path through the muck. This may be his most unintentionally psychedelic and left-field creation yet, full of rhythms that start and stop like a tractor on its last piston, resonating melodies made to fuel transcendental meltdowns, and vocals that hiss, gurgle, and growl.

    1. Human Om
    2. Hong
    3. Wipeth Out
    4. Gods In Heat
    5. Home Invasionaries
    6. Dimensional Hum
    7. Warlock Mary
    8. Suck Viper
    9. The Madonna
    10. Fantasy Trash Wave
    11. Memory Girl
    12. Let's Get Worn Away
    Tobacco
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  • Trying To Burn The Sun Trying To Burn The Sun Quick View

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    Trying To Burn The Sun

    Import


    First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On 'Burning Sun' Coloured Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Founded By Front Man Ronnie James Dio


    Elf was an American rock band founded by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein (Dio's cousin). The band was originally called The Electric Elves, but was shortened to The Elves and finally Elf in 1972. Elf disbanded in 1975 after recording three albums and after most of the lineup had been absorbed into Ritchie Blackmore's new group, Rainbow.


    Ronnie James Dio went on to a successful career in heavy metal, fronting Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio. David Feinstein also found a career in metal, leading the band The Rods for a number of years. Original keyboardist Doug Thaler went on to a career in music management.


    Recorded while the band was evolving slowly into the Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Trying to Burn the Sun is the third and final release from Elf, the band that finally earned Ronnie James Dio the attention he had been seeking since the late 50s. After writing and recording a few singles for Blackmore, Dio and Elf were solidly moving in a heavier musical direction.


    Trying to Burn the Sun is a great listen for all fans of 70s rock, not only Dio and Rainbow fans.

    1. Black Swampy Water
    2. Prentice Wood
    3. When She Smiles
    4. Good Time Music
    5. Liberty Road
    6. Shotgun Boogie
    7. Wonderworld
    8. Streetwalker
    Elf
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  • Hairspray: Soundtrack To The Motion Picture Hairspray: Soundtrack To The Motion Picture Quick View

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    Hairspray: Soundtrack To The Motion Picture

    Vinyl edition of the platinum selling soundtrack to the 2007 film version of Hairspray. Tracks feature vocals from the stellar cast including John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney and Nikki Blonsky. Pressed on black standard weight double LP and housed in a custom metallic rainbow foil gatefold package.


    *Cover art subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Good Morning Baltimore
    2. The Nicest Kids In Town

    3. It Takes Two

    4. (The Legend Of) Miss Baltimore Crabs
    5. I Can Hear The Bells
    6. Ladies' Choice

    7. The New Girl In Town,
    8. Welcome To The 60s
    9. Run And Tell That
    10. Big, Blonde and Beautiful


    LP 2
    1. Big, Blonde and Beautiful (Reprise)
    2. (You're) Timeless To Me

    3. I Know Where I've Been

    4. Without Love

    5. (It's) Hairspray
    6. You Can't Stop The Beat
    7. Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)
    8. Cooties

    9. Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now

    Various Artists
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  • The Oath (Awaiting Repress) The Oath (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Oath (Awaiting Repress)

    To master the dark and wring compelling creativity from its densest shadows requires vision, belief and, perhaps most importantly, a dash of synchronicity. These are all qualities that ooze from every pore of the debut album by The Oath. A band forged around the fizzing, feral chemistry between Swedish guitarist Linnea Olsson and German vocalist Johanna Sadonis, The Oath represent the wild magic that erupts when two blazing souls collide and fate is sent veering off course by sheer strength of the human will. This is heavy metal at its most mercurial and intuitive.


    "I had grown tired with the metal scene in Stockholm, and I wanted to experience something new and get out of my comfort zone," Linnea Olson recalls. "This resulted in me going to Berlin, a city where I had no friends, and just exploring everything that makes it so magical the creative energy, the sense of freedom, and the notoriously dark and debauched nightlife. I played my guitar as usual at home, and riffs started to pile up. By the time summer came, I felt the time was right to start a new band. My best friend Henke put me in touch with Johanna. On her end, she had been looking for a guitarist for a band that she wanted to call The Oath. We had an instant connection. And we looked almost identical."


    Having found each other and discovered that their obsessions, desires and musical urges were utterly compatible and swiftly and irrevocably interwoven, Linnea and Johanna set about devising an artistic masterplan. The results of that plan are now primed to emerge, fully-formed and thrumming with primal energy and pristine passion, in the shape of The Oath: a nine-song clarion call that simultaneously recalls the hallowed greats of heavy rock, punk and metal - from Sabbath, Trouble and Angel Witch through to the Stooges and Poison Idea, and further to Mercyful Fate and Danzig - while revelling in new ways to express the spirit of those revered archetypes. Recorded in ten days at Studio Cobra in Stockholm with producer Konie Ehrencrona at the controls and the raging rhythm section of Simon Bouteloup (bass, Kadavar/ex-Aqua Nebula Oscillator) and Andrew Prestidge (Angel Witch/Winters) underpinning Linnea and Johanna's otherworldly hymns to the black, The Oath is a triumph for soul and sonic ceremony, with conviction and integrity bursting from every artfully-crafted riff and ethereal melodic motif.


    "We had a die-hard dedication right from the beginning - if not, what's the point?" states Linnea. "As for the master plan, there was none. If things fall into place naturally, you don't need one. We felt that this was our shot, and we needed to go for it. We wanted this album to be primitive and minimalistic in the sense that the sound is fairly raw, and we kept overdubs to a minimal - most of what you hear on the album are live takes. But we also wanted to bring out the melody and richness that is within the songs. And these are all strong songs, which is very important to us."


    Veering from the strident grooves and shimmering menace of opener All Must Die to the breakneck, Luciferian clatter of Black Rainbow and on to the spine-tingling grandeur and grime of epic closer Psalm 7, The Oath is anything but just another addition to the modern pseudo-occult rock canon. Instead, it is an extraordinary glimpse into its creators' overpowering charisma and chemistry and a thrillingly, hyper-nourishing dose of authentic, 21st century heavy metal sorcery. With input from In Solitude's Henke Palm - who contributes some "improvised Voivod-style solos", according to Linnea - and logo designed courtesy of Watain's Erik Danielson, this is an album that exudes ageless style and irresistible substance: a potent antidote to the flimsy fripperies of the modern age.


    "This album represents Johanna and me and our dedication to our music," Linnea avows. "Everything about this band is about me and her - our relationship to each other, our differences as people and musicians, and the unity that we are in The Oath. She possesses strengths that I lack and the other way around. Musically, my riffs are the dirt and her vocals, the diamonds. I have a friend who cleverly put that the world is made up by two kinds of people: the werewolves and the vampires. By that standard, I am a werewolf and Johanna is a vampire. You can interpret that as you like."


    And now, this new ritual begins. The Oath has been sworn, the dice have been thrown. All that remains is the propagation of the divine but unholy art that these sisters-in-sound have wrenched from the depths of their harmonised psyches. The future belongs to those who believe


    "There are a lot of hopes, plans and ambitions," Linnea concludes. "But what's even more important is that there is only now and that now is forever."


    - Dom Lawson, January 2014

    1. All Must Die
    2. Silk Road
    3. Night Child
    4. Leaving Together
    5. Black Rainbow
    6. Silver and Dust
    7. Death Delight
    8. In Dream
    9. Psalm 7
    The Oath
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  • Epoch Epoch Quick View

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    Epoch

    Epoch is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011's Dive, then 2014's Awake. This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen's continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer and bedroom artist to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world.


    Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory. The album was produced and recorded by Hansen predominantly in his home studio in Berkeley, California. The album was arranged alongside long-time collaborator and partner in the project, Zac Brown. Brown contributed bass and guitar parts to the songwriting process. Rory O'Connor performed drums on the album. Hansen sees Epoch as a multi-dimensional artistic vision at the confluence of his graphic design work via ISO50 and music with Tycho. The graphic presentation of album artwork is as important as the music itself. The keystone is the central image of Epoch and the colors scheme red and black. This is a stark contrast to the almost rainbow palette of Awake.

    1. Glider
    2. Horizon
    3. Slack
    4. Receiver
    5. Epoch
    6. Division
    7. Source
    8. Local
    9. Rings
    10. Continuum
    11. Field
    Tycho
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  • Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol 2) Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol 2) Quick View

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    Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol 2)


    180 Gram Clear Vinyl


    This album was spawned by three coinciding events -- the need to acknowledge the death of band co-founder Brian Jones (whose epitaph graces the inside cover) in July of 1969; the need to get Honky Tonk Women, then a huge hit single, onto an LP; and to fill the ten-month gap since the release of Beggars Banquet and get an album with built-in appeal into stores ahead of the Stones' first American tour in three years. The fact that the Stones had amassed a sufficient number of hits since their last greatest-hits compilation in early 1966 (Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass) made this a no-brainer, and its song lineup was as potent at the time as any compilation of hit singles by any artist. From the group's excursions into fey psychedelia (Paint It, Black, Ruby Tuesday, She's a Rainbow, Dandelion), space rock (2000 Light Years From Home), punk decadence (Mother's Little Helper), and back to straight-ahead rock & roll (Jumpin' Jack Flash), some of it with a topical edge (Street Fighting Man), it's all incredibly potent, though also redundant to the extent that Ruby Tuesday and Let's Spend the Night Together had previously appeared on two U.S. albums. The presence of Honky Tonk Women propelled it to gold record status upon release on both sides of the Atlantic, although the simultaneously released British version (long out of print, except as a bootleg CD) is different and more confusing, but also more diverse and rewarding musically than the American version. Both this album and Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass have been supplanted by Hot Rocks and More Hot Rocks, but are still handy in their tight respective focuses.


    - Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)

    1. Paint It, Black
    2. Ruby Tuesday
    3. She's a Rainbow
    4. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    5. Mother's Little Helper
    6. Let's Spend the Night Together
    7. Honky Tonk Women
    8. Dandelion
    9. 2000 Light Years from Home
    10. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby Standing in the Shadow?
    11. Street Fighting Man
    The Rolling Stones
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  • Sincerely, Future Pollution Sincerely, Future Pollution Quick View

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    Sincerely, Future Pollution

    Timber Timbre's music has always traced a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. On its fourth record, Timber Timbre coats the stark, sensual sound of 2014's album „Hot Dreams" in an oil-black rainbow of municipal grime. It is the cinema of a dizzying dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time. Sincerely, Future Pollution is Timber Timbre's document of this generation's degeneration and disarray. With Kirk as narrator, a party to the play, we get caught in the folly of the echo chamber, awed by the contrast of this gothic modern age.
    1. Velvet Gloves & Spit
    2. Grifting
    3. Skin Tone
    4. Moment
    5. Sewer Blues
    6. Western Questions
    7. Sincerely, Future Pollution
    8. Bleu Nuit
    9. Floating Cathedral
    Timber Timbre
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  • A Fire In The Sky A Fire In The Sky Quick View

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    A Fire In The Sky

    3xLP Set Featuring 27 Songs Selected From Deep Purple's 19 Studio Albums Recorded Between 1968 And 2013

    Deep Purple stands alongside Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as part of the Holy Trinity of British hard rock. The list of the band's classic songs is legion, and the influence it's had on successive generations of musicians is both enduring and remarkable. Rhino will celebrate Deep Purple's history with three definitive collections.

    A FIRE IN THE SKY will be available as a three-LP set that includes a selection of 27 songs chosen from the 19 studio albums that Deep Purple recorded between 1968 and 2013. Among the highlights are the single edit version of Woman From Tokyo, the U.S. single edit for Burn, and the radio edit of Bad Attitude.

    In 2016, past and present members of Purple (being Blackmore, Coverdale, Evans, Gillan, Glover, Hughes, Lord and Paice) were finally inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame; it was long-overdue recognition of all they'd achieved in a near half-century career. But in truth, this was merely affirmation for what millions already knew. Deep Purple have sold over 100 million records, were once acknowledged by the Guinness Book Of Records as the loudest band on the planet (for a show at the Rainbow in London during 1972).

    LP 1
    1. Hell To Pay (Radio Edit)

    2. Vincent Price
    3. Rapture Of The Deep
    4. Sun Goes Down
    5. Any Fule Kno That
    6. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
    7. The Battle Rages On
    8. Bad Attitude (Radio Edit)
    9. Perfect Strangers


    LP 2
    1. You Keep On Moving (Single Edit)
    2. Soldier Of Fortune
    3. Stormbringer
    4. Burn (U.S. Single Edit)
    5. Might Just Take Your Life
    6. Woman From Tokyo (Single Edit)
    7. Highway Star
    8. Smoke On The Water
    9. Demon's Eye
    10. Fireball


    LP 3
    1. Strange Kind Of Woman
    2. Speed King (U.S. Album Edit)
    3. Child In Time
    4. Black Night
    5. Kentucky Woman
    6. Wring That Neck (aka Hard Road)
    7. Mandrake Root
    8. Hush

    Deep Purple
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  • Projections Projections Quick View

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    Projections

    Great dance music albums - albums that sound as good on headphones and home speakers as they do on club soundsystems - aren't easily made. In a form whose primary aims have been to move dancefloors and to move on, full lengths that thrill the head, heart and the feet with equal power are few and far between. We believe Romare has made one.


    With the gripping shock of the new that announces the best records of the genre - from Entroducing through Blue Lines to Ambient Classics - Romare has both a singular style, and great deal to say with it. Projections comes off like Voodoo Ray reworked by DJ Shadow; its drumming littered with infectious swing, its samples illuminating and attention gripping, its atmosphere pronounced and consistent, and its riffs and hooks heavy - and unabashedly joyous.


    The album is a heady mix of homage and fresh approach, a statement from a young artist unafraid to revel in his influences, and confident in his own originality. The songs on Projections are homages to elements of American/African culture in the USA - which Romare studied academically. Taking his name from Romare Bearden, the well-known cut'n'paste artist / collagist, and applying similar techniques to music.


    Rainbow is a homage to gay rights via disco in the 70's, and Work Song to the great American work song tradition. Opener "Nina's Charm" sets out the stall for the album. A tiny, near spoken snippet of Nina Simone's voice is set against a hypnotic synth riff and a dislocated gospel-choir chant. The result is something utterly fresh; a tone setter that worms through the ear and floods the brain in soothing catharsis. "Motherless Child" opens with a shuffling jazz swing, allowing its sample of the African-American spiritual from which it takes its title to shine in full. When a simple, riff-like melody arrives, the song transforms into a sultry, glorious slow-dance workout. "Lover Man's" striking, cut-up synth riff is set up against chiming stabs and slurred chords, a snatched, swing vocal enticing us in to the wonkiest of grooves.


    Romare reimagines the profound cultural impact of the collage technique for a new generation of music listeners. With his signing to Ninja Tune, coming hot on the heels of his excellent 12"s on underground institution Black Acre, and compilation inclusions by Tiga, Bonobo and Brownswood, the stage is set for his debut album. Projections, like the best albums from the dance music world, is informed by scenes and genres but not entirely of them. It's a self-contained universe that rewards much exploration. Most of all, it's excited about the possibilities within music, and vastly exciting itself.

    1. Nina's Charm
    2. Work Song
    3. Motherless Child
    4. Ray's Foot
    5. Roots
    6. Jimmy's Lament
    7. Lover Man
    8. Rainbow
    9. Prison Blues
    10. The Drifter
    11. La Petite Mort
    Romare
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  • Chord Mojo DAC Chord Mojo DAC Quick View

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    Chord Mojo DAC


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The new Chord Mojo is entirely designed and manufactured in England. Mojo stands for 'Mobile Joy' and Chord is justifiably proud to say that Mojo is a true reference-quality mobile DAC and high-level headphone amplifier; its performance can truly rival DACs at twenty times its price.


    YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS


    Its ultra-compact design is based on the Hugo platform, but Mojo uses the new Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, making the Chord Mojo the most advanced DAC of its type on the planet! It has been designed to be easily operated: there are no confusing or superfluous switches - it is devoid of the bewildering number of switch options common to similar devices.


    The Chord Mojo is capable of driving any headphone between 4 ohms and 800 ohms and can drive two pairs of headphones simultaneously. It can work with any music file from 44.1kHz up to 768kHz and DoP DSD files: DSD 64; DSD 128 and DSD 256. Mojo can decode a wide range of formats, too: PCM; WAV; AAC; AIFF; MP3 and FLAC files and is designed to work with all smartphones and music players. It has a full recall-memory for both input selection and previous volume set level.


    FULLY AUTOMATIC


    Input selection is fully automatic: if more than one input is active they are prioritized as USB first, coax second, optical third. The file frequency is shown clearly by an indicator color option on the power switch, from 44.1kHz (red), 48kHz (orange) and so on, up through a rainbow of colours to bright white for DSD. The highly accurate low-distortion digital volume is controlled via two color-illuminated buttons.


    Many low-cost apps now make high-resolution music files playable from all smart phones. Mojo has three different high-resolution digital inputs: optical to 192kHz, plus USB and RCA (mini-jack) which operate up to 768kHz.


    ADVANCED BATTERY TECHNOLOGY


    The Chord Mojo utilizes new advanced high-temperature battery technology that allows for faster charging (four hours) which is up to twenty hours faster than competitor units. Charging is via a standard USB port; Mojo Charging is via a standard USB port; Mojo may be played at the same time. Mojo's charging Micro USB port has a battery status and charging indicator light.


    Mojo's casework is machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminum and has a hard Matt black fine finish that does not finger-mark. All inputs are denoted with a fine laser ablated permanent white lettering.


    Chord Electronics
    $529.00
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  • Miles In The Sky Miles In The Sky Quick View

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    Miles In The Sky

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    1968 Record Marks First Time Davis Uses Electric Piano, Bass, and Guitar: Second Half is Acoustic


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Seminal Proto-Fusion Effort Explodes With Color and Vibrancy


    Final Effort With Davis' Classic Second Quintet Finds the Leader Looking to the Past and the Future


    Miles in the Sky reflects the intriguing curiosities and rainbow possibilities suggested by the album cover. Miles Davis' fifth and final album with his classic second quintet is kaleidoscopic in sound, forward-looking in structure, and contextually grounded in approach. As the legendary leader's first venture into what would become fusion, it's historical for containing the premier appearances of electric piano, bass, and guitar on a Davis effort. Laden with rich textures and style-bridging elements, Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM pressing brings the aural magic into focus.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, this collectable audiophile version of Miles in the Sky joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity. Afforded the benefits provided by the record's wider grooves, Davis' burnished trumpet resounds with utmost clarity, and the soundstage seems to extend for days. Reference-caliber separation and imaging give each musician their own space, allowing every passage to come across without any sonic limitations.


    The album's wide-open soundscapes soar. As do the fluid contributions of Davis' mates. Tony Williams' percussion, central to every composition here, transpires before your eyes. Herbie Hancock's piano hovers and fades with sublime purity. And George Benson, who sits on Paraphernalia, blows the equivalent of smoke rings with his bluesy guitar, which here takes on brilliant tonality and definition. The acoustic material that occupies the second half of the record is equally transparent and full-bodied.


    Granted enhanced production and a greater field of audible information, Miles in the Sky can finally be perceived as belonging to the same upper echelon as Davis' ubiquitously acclaimed Nefertiti and Filles de Kilimanjaro--the albums that precede and follow, respectively, this watershed title. Commonly branded a transitional work, Miles in the Sky showcases Davis already at ease with electric instruments and eager to venture into uncharted territories. Doubling as organized jams and bridges between jazz and rock, both the rhythmically challenging Stuff and frisky Paraphernalia glancing toward the future while keeping solid footing in the past.


    Similarly, so do Country Boy and Black Comedy. In his original review for jazz authority DownBeat, Larry Kart observes: Davis takes material from his earlier days and darkens its emotional tone. His opening phrase on 'Country Boy' recalls a fragment from his Summertime solo on the Porgy and Bess album, but here it is delivered with a vehemence that rejects the poignancy of the earlier performance. Even on 'Black Comedy,' his most straight ahead solo here, the orderly pattern of the past is displaced and fragmented.


    Flavored with humor, bossa nova, country, and even ballroom phrases, the compositions on Miles in the Sky explodes with creativity, purpose, and color.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Stuff
    2. Paraphernalia
    3. Black Comedy
    4. Country Son
    Miles Davis
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Wizard Of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Wizard Of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Wizard Of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Soundtrack to legendary film on black vinyl LP. Includes the 1939 Academy Award Winner for Best Original Song, "Over The Rainbow" by Judy Garland. Features "Over The Rainbow", "If I Only Had A Brain", "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead", "Follow The Yellow Brick Road/You're Off To See The Wizard. Film ranks #10 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years 100 Movies list of the 100 best American movies.
    1. Main Title - MGM Studio Orchestra & Chorus
    2. Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland

    3. Cyclone (Extended Edition) - MGM Studio Orchestra

    4. Come Out, Come Out... - Billy Burke & The Munchkins
    5. It Really Was No Miracle - Judy Garland, Billy Bletcher & The Munchkins

    6. We Thank You Very Sweetly - Joseph Koziel & Frank Cucksey

    7. Ding-dong! - The Witch Is Dead - The Munchkins

    8. As The Mayor Of The Munchkin City - Billy Bletcher, Pinto Cloveg & J.D. Jewkes

    9. As Coroner, I Must Aver - Harry Stanton

    10. Ding-dong! The Witch Is Dead (Reprise) - The Munchkins

    11. The Lullaby league - Lorraine Bridges, Betty Rome & Carol Tevis
    12. The Lollipop Guild - Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colveg & Harry Stanton

    13. We Welcome You To The Munchkin Land - The Munchkins

    14. Follow The Yellow Brick Road/ You're Off To See The Wizard - Judy Garland & The Munchkins

    15. If I Only Had a Brain (Extended Version) - Ray Bolger & Judy Garland

    16. We're Off To See The Wizard - Judy Garland & Ray Bolger

    17. If I Only Had a Heart (Extended Version) - Jack Haley

    18. We're Off To See The Wizard - Judy Garland, Ray Bolger & Buddy Ebsen

    19. If I Only Had The Nerve - Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, jack Haley & Judy Garland

    20. We're Off To See The Wizard - Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley & Judy Garland

    21. Optimistic Voices -MGM Studio Orchestra, The Debutantes & The Rhythmettes

    22. The Merry Old Land Of Oz - Frank Morgan, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger & Jack Haley

    23. If I were King Of The Forest (Extended Version) - Bert Lahr, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley & Buddy Ebsen

    24. The Jitterbug (Outtake) - Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Buddy Ebsen & Bert Lahr

    25. Ding-dong! Emerald City (Outtake) - Ken Darby & MGM Studio Chorus

    26. Delirious Escape (Extended Version) / Delirious Escape (Continued) / End Title - MGM Studio Orchestra
    Various Artists
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • NVM NVM Quick View

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    NVM

    Like a fluorescent-lit snack-aisle oasis in some desolate interstate road stop, brimming with Skittles and limited-edition Sno Balls, Tacocat's Easter-egg-hued pop-punk-pop is bubblegum-sticky with hooks, bound to brighten up the most drab stretch of bummer backroad.


    The band's four-person, seven-layer-burrito came together organically: Lelah Maupin (drums) and Eric Randall (guitar) met in their native Longview, WA-two hours south of Seattle, the very town that Green Day named their breakout debut single after. Lelah's family room was wallpapered with framed Magic Eye posters, hence Stereogram, the cross-eyed love letter to that bizarre '90s optical fad. She met lanky Eric while both worked at Safeway, wearing the chain's distinctive navy aprons before breaking north to Seattle. Eric's band The Trashies practiced and played in the basement of the 24/7 House in the Central District, where Long Beach, CA native Bree McKenna (bass) was living, amongst the dust, boxes, and spiders. Lelah met Butte, MT native Emily Nokes (voice, tambourine) in one excruciatingly early/boring graphic design class, slipping her a doodled-upon note; she soon noticed Emily's big voice while she sang along with R. Kelly on the radio. Emily and Bree hit it off one sloshy night at the Comet. Eric impressed Emily with his reenactments of scenes from Anaconda. Sometime around 2007, via countless raucous house party shows, the legend of Tacocat was born.


    The foursome would quickly make a name for themselves with their simply energizing power pop, drawing on classic Northwest energy with an uncommonly upbeat, surfy swag that could only come from gray skies and hydroponic sunshine. Their sly and unabashed '90s revivalism has, in the past, found the band pondering Evan Dando and Waterworld-and Bree herself explains finding about riot grrrl via Napster and Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You. They've described themselves variously as Feminist sci-fi and Equal parts Kurt and Courtney; oh well, whatever NVM.


    NVM-Tacocat's second full-length album and first for Hardly Art, opens up like some mystery shoebox, wistful, instantly nostalgic: snapshots of mortifying exes (You Never Came Back) and sketchy party situations (Party Trap), maybe a postcard with an alien smoking a joint. Cigarette cellophane-wrapped weed nugs, pain pill crumbs and wrapped tampons (all the girls are surfing the wave, surfing the crimson wave today"), all serve as a roadmap through Tacocat's bong-ripped reminiscences, scenarios all-too familiar and hilariously improbable. There's the notoriously inconsistent #8 Metro line (F.U. #8) and the accountability-allergic, black-clad brick-heavers of This Is Anarchy. The protagonist of Psychedelic Quinceañera-based on Bree-just wants to dance with rainbows, mind-expansion style, instead of having to wear a frilly dress in front of her whole family. Emily daydreams of a Bridge to Hawaii, where even the destitute could walk their asses to paradise-before being snapped out of it by cat-calls from construction workers, business dads, and drunk hobos (Hey Girl); sweaty jerks telling her that she should smile!


    NVM all that, though: you should, and will, smile-either a wry little corner-lifter or a big ear-to-ear equator-and shake what's yours, when you hear the whippet-smart latest album from the world's favorite palindromic band. Text a friend.


    --Larry Mizell

    1. You Never Came Back
    2. Bridge to Hawaii
    3. Crimson Wave
    4. Stereogram
    5. Pocket Full of Primrose
    6. Psychedelic Quinceañera
    7. Time Pirate
    8. This is Anarchy
    9. Hey Girl
    10. Party Trap
    11. F.U. #8
    12. Alien Girl
    13. Snow Day
    Tacocat
    $13.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mediolanium Capta Est (Out of Stock) Mediolanium Capta Est (Out of Stock) Quick View

    $29.99
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    Mediolanium Capta Est (Out of Stock)

    Mayhem formed in Oslo, Norway, in 1984 & are infamous as one of the early Scandinavian
    purveyors of black metal,made even more legendary after the well-documented murder of
    original Mayhem guitarist Euronymous in 1993.


    This live album was recorded at a performance at the Rainbow Club in Milan, Italy in November 1998. The line-up features original Mayhem vocalist Maniac, plus Hellhammer on drums,
    Necrobutcher on bass & Blasphemer on guitar. The show also features a guest appearance
    by now-current Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar on the track 'From
    the Dark Past'.

    LP1
    1. Silvester Anfang
    2. Deathcrush
    3. Fall Of Seraphs
    4. Carnage
    5. Necrolust
    6. Ancient Skin


    LP2
    1. Freezing Moon
    2. Symbols Of Bloodswords
    3. From The Dark Past
    4. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
    5. I Am Thy Labyrinth
    6. Pure Fucking Armageddon

    Mayhem
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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