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  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Quick View

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    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Import


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Etched D-Side


    Includes 4 Bonus Tracks


    When Black Rebel Motorcycle Club released their self titled-debut album in 2001, they immediately made an impact on the music scene. The self-produced debut album was praised as a group's cohesive, solid production overall. The American rock band from San Francisco is influenced by bands like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Led Zeppelin, The Verve, The Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain.


    From the album opener Love Burns to the ultra-fine space pop of Too Real to the track Spread Your Love, which was used in the film A Man Apart and features in the TV show Skins, B.R.M.C. is a very impressive debut. The re-issue of the album contains 4 bonus tracks, which weren't released on the original vinyl version. The fourth side of the 2 LP set contains a beautiful etch.

    LP1
    Side A
    1. Love Burns
    2. Red Eyes And Tears
    3. Whatever Happened To My Rock 'n' Roll (Punk Song)
    4. Awake
    5. White Palms
    6. As Sure As The Sun


    Side B
    1. Rifles
    2. Too Real
    3. Spread Your Love
    4. Head Up High
    5. Salvation


    LP2
    Side C - Bonus Tracks
    1. At My Door
    2. Screaming Gun
    3. Tonight's With You
    4. Loaded Gun


    Side D - Etched

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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  • Devil Is Fine Devil Is Fine Quick View

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    Devil Is Fine

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    Imagine this: Tarantino's Django sacrifices a goat on stage while intimidating slave chants roar and screeching guitar riffs burn in the background. Then the rhythmic chain rattling evoking a satanic summoning makes way for the eerily familiar melodies of Norwegian black metal. This genre mix that has been garnering attention online since April 2016 belongs to Zeal & Ardor.


    The forthcoming album 'Devil Is Fine' thematically revolves around more typical black metal fare - rituals, human sacrifice, fire, and blood. Zeal & Ardor take the blaspheme up a notch by delivering the lyrics in the fashion of slave spirituals sung by chain gangs. Black metal from the cotton fields.


    Zeal & Ardor is the one-man brainchild of Swiss-American musician Manuel Gagneux. His approach draws on an alternate history and stems from two thoughts: Christianity was imposed upon American slaves (just as it was imposed in Norway) and black metal in the '90s grew as a rebellion to monotheism. What would have happened if American slaves had rebelled in the same way? Or put bluntly: what would satanic spirituals sound like?


    Gagneux comments, Devil Is Fine was not created thinking that this many would ever hear it. There is no stylistic compromise or pandering on it. Only things I personally like."

    1. Devil Is Fine
    2. In Ashes
    3. Sacrilegium I
    4. Come On Down
    5. Children's Summon
    6. Sacrilegium II
    7. Blood In The River
    8. What Is A Killer Like You Gonna Do Here?
    9. Sacrilegium III
    Zeal & Ardor
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  • A Tribute To Michael Been A Tribute To Michael Been Quick View

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    A Tribute To Michael Been

    Feat. Robert Levon Been Of B.R.M.C.


    Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club pays tribute to his late father's music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father's
    legendary band The Call. Starting with their self-titled 1982 debut, The Call gained acclaim from countless critics and had their music hailed as "uncompromising," "urgent,"
    "bristling," and even "apocalyptic." Those in the know- from Spin to New Musical Express-have extolled The Call for the depth of their material and the
    passion with which it's performed. "If there is any justice," wrote the Philadelphia Daily News in the band's earliest days, "The Call will soon be heard and
    celebrated 'round the world as the best new rock band of the '80s."


    Over the next eight years, The Call would release seven heavily praised albums and earn considerable airplay with iconic hits songs like "Let The Day
    Begin" and "I Still Believe (Great Design)." After a seven-year break, the band reformed in 1997 to record To Heaven & Back which had a limited release.
    The Call then disbanded, paving the way for Been to begin serving as sound engineer for his son Robert Levon Been's band Black Rebel Motorcycle
    Club. But while working with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the 2010 Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, Been suffered a heart attack and passed away
    backstage.


    Now The Call have captured an incredible live performance, for the first time in over 20 years, with Robert taking over his father's role. He joins drummer
    Scott Musick, guitarist Tom Ferrier, and keyboardist Jim Goodwin at The Troubadour in Los Angeles for this historic and electrifying event. In addition to
    delivering passionate lead vocals, Robert played his father's signature fretless bass guitar (which had been stolen but returned in time for the event). The
    musical connection that was created is seamless, and all the crowd's expectations were exceeded. For Robert-who grew up going out on the road with The Call anytime he had a break from school-the performance offered the chance to honor his musical legacy and perform nearly a dozen and a half songs from the band's esteemed catalog. And for the original members, the show allowed the opportunity to move forward with the band while preserving the solidarity that Been very much treasured as the founder of The Call.


    "That's something I've wanted since I was 16 years old, when I heard The Band for the first time," Been once said of the band's uncommon cohesiveness. "When that happens-that chemistry between people-it's incredibly satisfying To know that we've done this together is what makes it all worthwhile."

    1. Everywhere I Go
    2. I Still Believe
    3. I Don't Wanna
    4. Floating Back
    5. Into the Woods
    6. Turn a Blind Eye
    7. Oklahoma
    8. You Were There
    9. Red Moon
    10. Let the Day Begin
    11. Modern Romans
    12. You Run
    13. The Walls Came Down
    14. Uncovered
    The Call
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  • Langsom Dans Langsom Dans Quick View

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    Langsom Dans

    Gliss is a Danish/American three-piece whose music is best described as late night art pop. They've toured with Glasvegas, The Horrors, The Raveonettes, Editors, BRMC, The Warlocks and more. Members include Victoria Cecilia, Martin Klingman and David Reiss. Gliss completed recording the follow up to Devotion Implosion in Los Angeles, which was mixed by Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor/NIN, Beck, Ladytron) and mastered by Henrik Jonsson (Lykke Li, The Knife). Experimenting with new sonics, atmospheres and voices.


    This West Coast threesome is shaking up airwaves and heartstrings with rather flattering comparisons to Jesus and Mary Chain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and the Stone Roses. - NYLON


    the feedback is molten-- the guitars fed through an untold assortment of pedals and blown amps. The volume is surging forward... and sure beats anything the Silversun Pickups have dreamt up. - Pitchfork

    1. Blood On My Hands
    2. A To B
    3. Into The Water
    4. Weight Of Love
    5. Blur
    6. Hunting
    7. Waves
    8. The Sea Tonight
    9. Through The Mist
    10. In Heaven
    11. Black Is Blue
    12. Kite In The Sky
    Gliss
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  • American X: Baby 81 Sessions American X: Baby 81 Sessions Quick View

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    American X: Baby 81 Sessions

    Originally released in 2007 as an add-on to Baby 81, this was supposed to be limited to 3,500 copies in the U.S. only, but has already sold over 9,000 copies to date. First time ever on vinyl, and with the added bonus track Not What You Wanted (Remix). Comes with exclusive poster insert with many previously unseen photos and complete lyrics.
    1. The Likes Of You
    2. Vision
    3. The Show's About To Begin
    4. MK Ultra
    5. Whenever You're Ready
    6. 20 Hours
    7. Last Chance For Love
    8. Not What You Wanted (Remix)
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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  • Songs Of Patience Songs Of Patience Quick View

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    Songs Of Patience

    The title of Alberta Cross' new studio album, Songs of Patience is, in many ways, literal. It's been three long years since the band last released a full-length album. The highs and lows of their journey raised a grander set of ideas, infusing the 10-song set's title with additional universal meaning.


    After touring extensively on their debut, Broken Side of Time, with bands like Them Crooked Vultures, Oasis, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and stopping at festivals like Bonnaroo and Sasquatch, Alberta Cross headed to an old, abandoned house in the middle of nowhere near Woodstock, NY. There, they braved the freezing winter and embraced a sense of the building's haunted past to envision ideas for a new records.


    In the end, the record is the sum of three years' worth of parts, a struggle that concluded in victory. Three difference producers: Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket), Mike Daly (Whiskeytown, Young the Giant) and Claudius Mittendorfer (Muse, Interpol). It opens new possibilities for the band's visceral live show, a notable facet of the group defined by their raucous, gritty onstage performances that swell the tracks into bigger, more expansive versions of themselves. Song of Patience has also, in many ways, become a decided source of inspiration for the band members, one they hope magnifies the personal battles and upsides of their fans.

    1. Magnolia
    2. Create Of Gold
    3. Lay Down
    4. Come on Maker
    5. Ophelia On My Mind
    6. Wasteland
    7. I Believe In Everything
    8. Life Without Warning
    9. Money For The Weekend
    10. Bonfires
    Alberta Cross
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  • In The Wilderness In The Wilderness Quick View

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    In The Wilderness

    Stranger Cat is the new project from Cat Martino, Sufjan Stevens' right hand woman for
    the Age of Adz tour and record, as well as All Delighted People. Cat was also a recording
    and touring member of Sharon Van Etten's band circa Epic. She appeared with The Shins
    on SNL and Williamsburg Park, played in Passion Pit at Governor's Ball, and sings on the
    Son Lux record Lanterns. She has had the pleasure to support Indians, Night Beds, Rufus
    Wainwright, Marissa Nadler, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Patrick Watson.


    Cat retreated from Brooklyn, NY to winter in the Sierra Foothills to write and record
    songs emerging from loops using her voice, synths, and percussion. With her pedal chain
    and gear in a small cottage she explored the gamut from ethereal to turbulence. Simple
    melodies or beats became powerful walls of sound melting through snowstorms, howling
    winds and stark silence nestled inside gargantuan oaks and the infinite starry dome.
    Joined by Sven Britt for a week, each of them traded making beats, or melodic parts on
    casios, synths, guitars, branches and spoons, while the other recorded. Often a cat would
    come to the door to listen, meowing to be let in. When it appeared daily they called it
    Stranger Cat, and observed its alien supernatural powers, as she'd heard tell of the
    Foothills' long history of UFO sightings and ghost haunts. One day they let Stranger Cat
    in. The plump feline ate all the kitty food and left.


    Out of this adventure was born In The Wilderness, the duo's debut full-length out on Joyful Noise Recordings

    1. Empty Little Word
    2. Sirens
    3. I Lost It
    4. Fig Tree
    5. In The Wilderness
    6. Remember Me
    7. Unzip Your Skin
    8. Ecstatic Energy
    9. R.E.D.
    10. I Promise
    Stranger Cat
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  • King Jammy Presents New Sounds Of Freedom King Jammy Presents New Sounds Of Freedom Quick View

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    King Jammy Presents New Sounds Of Freedom

    King Jammy is one of reggae's most prolific and innovative producers, with New Sounds Of Freedom he shows himself strong once again.


    New Sounds of Freedom adds a new chapter to a story that now bridges three albums. In 1977 Black Uhuru recorded "Love Crisis" a 10
    song classic from the defining era in reggae. The rhythms were laid at Harry J's Recording studio with Sly & Robbie, Chinna Smith, Johnny
    Osbourne, Winston Wright and Gladstone Anderson among others. Then voiced and mixed at King Tubby's studio. The album was later
    remixed by Prince Jammy at King Tubby's and released in 1981 as Black Sounds of Freedom.


    The 1981 version serves as the inspiration and jump off point for these raw and vibrant new tracks featuring original vocal performances
    from Chronixx, Gentleman, Alborosie, Dre Island, Tony Rebel and others. The 10 song collection will be released on CD and vinyl LP.

    1. Peace Treaty Style - Alborosie
    2. Walls Of Babylon - Dre Island
    3. King Selassie Throne - Chronixx
    4. Dog Nyam Yuh Suppa - Tony Rebel
    5. Another Day In The Ghetto - Bounty Killer
    6. Leave Satan Business - Gentleman
    7. Peace And Love - Kabaka Pyramid
    8. Mystic Chant - U Roy
    9. Leggo Babylon Wickedness - Shaggy & Beenie Man
    10. People Bawling - Louie Culture
    King Jammy
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  • It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Awaiting Repress) It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 78/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.


    25th Anniversary


    I hated that record, said Public Enemy's Chuck D. Believe it or not, he's referring to Bring the Noise, the frenetic first track of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, the group's 1988 agit-rap masterpiece and breakthrough album. Public Enemy had recorded the song in October 1987 for the soundtrack of the forgettable Less Than Zero. When Chuck (a.k.a. Carlton Ridenhour) first heard the final version, he said, I practically threw it out the window.


    He changed his mind later that year when Public Enemy were on tour in England. I kept hearing people ask, 'What's this record you've got out? People are going crazy over it,' he remembered. I was like 'OK, pull that acetate out, and let's play it [in concert].' People went berserk.


    Bring the Noise, along with Rebel Without a Pause and Don't Believe the Hype - all conceived in 1987 at the group's Hempstead, Long Island, studio, Spectrum City - would become the foundation of It Takes a Nation of Millions, an album that's loud, obnoxious, funky, avant-garde, political, uncompromising and hilarious all at once. Chuck may have been disgruntled over Bring the Noise, but he always liked Rebel Without a Pause, the track that introduced Public Enemy's trademark sirenlike horn squeals. Hank Shocklee of PE's production team, the Bomb Squad, says that Rebel started out as a response to Eric B. and Rakim's I Know You Got Soul. We were going for something that had the same feel but with more aggression, Shocklee said. Because we were angry.


    For Rebel, PE coupled piercing squeals (a snippet from the J.B.'s' The Grunt played backward) with James Brown's Funky Drummer (Because that song was my milk, said Shocklee). Then it fell on Chuck to write the lyrics. I remember locking myself in the house for 24 hours, Chuck said. He emerged with verses that emulated Rakim's off-the-rhythm flow but stayed true to his own booming-baritone persona (Soul, rock & roll, comin' like a rhino); Chuck also dropped the name of black activist Joanne Chesimard, hinting at the political direction that his rhymes would soon take.


    Don't Believe the Hype, recorded just before Bring the Noise, was Chuck's first foray into full-fledged polemics, in this case against the media. The lyrics were inspired by a slight against Chuck by New York-area radio DJ Mr. Magic. PE had serious doubts about that song, too. We thought 'Hype' was just garbage, said Shocklee. Again, they saw the response the song got when DMC (of the group Run-DMC) blasted the track out of his Bronco in Harlem on a Saturday night. The whole block was grooving to it, says Shocklee.


    In January 1988, it all fit together. You had the combination of the noise from 'Rebel,' says Chuck, the tempo of 'Bring the Noise' and the subject matter of 'Don't Believe the Hype.' It set off Takes a Nation pretty nice.


    - Rolling Stone

    LP 1
    1. Countdown To Armageddon
    2. Bring The Noise
    3. Don't Believe The Hype
    4. Cold Lampin' With Flavor
    5. Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
    6. Mind Terrorist
    7. Louder Than A Bomb
    8. Caught, Can We Get A Witness?


    LP 2
    1. Show 'Em Whatcha Got
    2. She Watch Channel Zero?!
    3. Night Of The Living Baseheads
    4. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
    5. Security Of The First World
    6. Rebel Without A Pause
    7. Prophets Of Rage
    8. Party For Your Right To Fight

    Public Enemy
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  • Ruins Ruins Quick View

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    Ruins

    Ruins is the new and eagerly awaited album from Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit. This new album finds First Aid Kit as you've never heard them before: wounded and biting back hard. While Ruins follows the traditions of the classic folk rock sound that First Aid Kit revived via their breakthrough album Stay Gold (2014) and previous releases The Big Black And The Blue (2010) and The Lion's Roar (2012), the difference is that this time they've lived, and the results are intense.


    Tracks such as Rebel Heart the album's opener documents a love doomed from the start. It's A Shame the lead single is a plea to live in the moment because everyone disposes of each other eventually. On Postcard and To Live A Life, you feel the breath-stealing weight of despair when a shattered love leaves you bereft of hope. Fireworks introverts the blame with self-loathing.


    In many ways, First Aid Kit's largest asset is their biggest problem. Their voices are so damn pretty. The [previous] records were always so perfect, says Johanna Söderberg. On Ruins, the duo didn't want it to feel perfect. They wanted it to feel rough and wrenching. Johanna comments further, Given the material, the lyrics had to be the focus. These sentiments didn't need to be dressed up. They needed to be naked.


    Ruins was made with one target in mind: make it sound more real a result the Söderberg sisters clearly achieved.

    1. Rebel Heart
    2. It's a Shame
    3. Fireworks
    4. Postcard
    5. To Live a Life
    6. My Wild Sweet Love
    7. Distant Star
    8. Ruins
    9. Hem of Her Dress
    10. Nothing Has to Be True
    First Aid Kit
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  • Highway Queen Highway Queen Quick View

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    Highway Queen

    Nikki Lane's remarkably dazzling third album,
    Highway Queen, sees the
    young Nashville rebel emerge as one of country and
    rock's most gifted songwriters. Produced by Lane
    and fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Tyler, and
    recorded in Denton, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee,
    Highway Queen is an emotional tour-de-force.
    Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and
    vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane's new music
    will resonate as easily with Black Keys and Lana
    Del Rey fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty.


    Highway Queen starts with the whiskey-soaked
    restlessness of "700,000 Rednecks," a rowdy call to
    action, and ends on the profoundly raw "Forever
    Lasts Forever," where Lane belts freely, mourning
    a failed marriage - the "lighter shade of skin" left
    behind from her wedding ring. Lane's journey to
    heartbreak takes exquisite turns. "Companion" is
    pure Everly Brothers' dreaminess ("I would spend a
    lifetime/ Playing catch you if I can"). Elsewhere, she
    goes on a Vegas bender on the rollicking "Jackpot,"
    fights last-call blues ("Foolish Heart") and tosses
    off brazen one-liners at a backroom piano ("Big
    Mouth").


    Lane, a Greenville, South Carolina native, is a unique
    songwriter who didn't take the traditional country
    artist path. Her backwoods roots are undercut by
    her chosen career as a fashion entrepreneur (she's
    the owner of vintage clothing boutique High Class
    Hillbilly) who has lived - and been heartbroken
    in - Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. So it's no
    surprise that her music seamlessly crosses musical
    genres with lyrics steeped in the doomed perseverance
    only a true dark horse romantic knows.


    Lane's rapid rise in music is thanks to the fervent critical
    acclaim of her debut record Walk of Shame
    and 2014's Dan Auerbach-produced All Or
    Nothin'. With Highway Queen, 2017 is poised
    to be Lane's major mainstream breakthrough. So as
    she sings on the title track: place your bets, if you
    ain't folding.

    1. 700,000 Rednecks
    2. Highway Queen
    3. Lay You Down
    4. Jackpot
    5. Companion
    6. Big Mouth
    7. Foolish Heart
    8. Send The Sun
    9. Muddy Waters
    10. Forever Lasts Forever
    Nikki Lane
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  • Lost On You Lost On You Quick View

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    Lost On You

    MUSIC DOESN'T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED.


    At the end of the day, it's all about being honest,
    taking no B.S., and getting right back up after every
    fall. New York-born singer, songwriter, and all-around
    rock rebel LP puts it even more succinctly, "I
    go Johnny Cash on that shit and just get through it."
    As her six-year romantic relationship failed and she
    split from her label, LP put her head down and wrote
    what would become 2017's album Lost On You.


    Its lead single "Lost On You" amassed over 191
    million YouTube views as well as 44 million Spotify
    streams and went triple-platinum in Italy, platinum
    in France, Poland, and Germany, and gold in
    Switzerland. Meanwhile, the title track, "Muddy
    Waters," soundtracked the Season 4 climax of
    NETFLIX's Orange Is The New Black.


    LP reunited with the team behind the lead-up EP Death
    Valley-producer POWERS' Mike Del Rio [Christina
    Aguilera, X Ambassadors] and writer Nate Campany
    [Tove Lo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Martin Garrix].


    "It's a weird thing," she says. "I feel more
    confident than ever before. I don't have to police
    myself anymore. For this record, I decided to
    unapologetically tress on, keep going, and run
    with my emotion."

    1. Muddy Waters
    2. No Witness
    3. Lost On You
    4. When We're High
    5. Switchblade
    6. Up Against Me
    7. Suspicion
    8. Other People
    9. Tightrope
    10. Strange
    11. Death Valley
    12. You Want It All
    13. Long Way To Go To Die
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  • Devil Is Fine (Picture Disc) Devil Is Fine (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Devil Is Fine (Picture Disc)

    Limited Edition Picture Disc


    Imagine this: Tarantino's Django sacrifices a goat on stage while intimidating slave chants roar and screeching guitar riffs burn in the background. Then the rhythmic chain rattling evoking a satanic summoning makes way for the eerily familiar melodies of Norwegian black metal. This genre mix that has been garnering attention online since April 2016 belongs to Zeal & Ardor.


    The forthcoming album 'Devil Is Fine' thematically revolves around more typical black metal fare - rituals, human sacrifice, fire, and blood. Zeal & Ardor take the blaspheme up a notch by delivering the lyrics in the fashion of slave spirituals sung by chain gangs. Black metal from the cotton fields.


    Zeal & Ardor is the one-man brainchild of Swiss-American musician Manuel Gagneux. His approach draws on an alternate history and stems from two thoughts: Christianity was imposed upon American slaves (just as it was imposed in Norway) and black metal in the '90s grew as a rebellion to monotheism. What would have happened if American slaves had rebelled in the same way? Or put bluntly: what would satanic spirituals sound like?


    Gagneux comments, Devil Is Fine was not created thinking that this many would ever hear it. There is no stylistic compromise or pandering on it. Only things I personally like."

    1. Devil Is Fine
    2. In Ashes
    3. Sacrilegium I
    4. Come On Down
    5. Children's Summon
    6. Sacrilegium II
    7. Blood In The River
    8. What Is A Killer Like You Gonna Do Here?
    9. Sacrilegium III
    Zeal & Ardor
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  • Who Can I Be Now? (1974 to 1976) (Box Set) Who Can I Be Now? (1974 to 1976) (Box Set) Quick View

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    Who Can I Be Now? (1974 to 1976) (Box Set)

    9 Albums on 13 LPs


    Newly Remastered


    Features The Gouster, Previously Unreleased As An Album


    Includes 84 Page Book With Rarely Seen Photos And Various Ephemera


    Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE 'WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976)' the second in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969.


    The follow up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE 'FIVE YEARS (1969 - 1973)' will contain the previously unreleased album from 1974 called 'THE GOUSTER'.


    The thirteen-piece vinyl set features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called 'American' phase of his career from 1974 to 1976.


    The box set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990's, includes 'DIAMOND DOGS', 'DAVID LIVE' (in original and 2005 mixes), 'YOUNG AMERICANS' and 'STATION TO STATION' (in original and 2010 mixes) as well as 'THE GOUSTER', 'LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM 76' and a new compilation entitled 'RE:CALL 2' which is a collection of single versions and non-album b-sides.


    This release includes tracks that have never before appeared on CD/vinyl/digital as well as new remasters.


    Exclusive to the box set is 'THE GOUSTER'. Previously unreleased as a complete album, it was recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia in 1974 and produced by Tony Visconti. The album was mixed and mastered before David decamped to New York to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on what became the 'YOUNG AMERICANS' album. 'THE GOUSTER' contains three previously unreleased mixes of 'Right', 'Can You Hear Me' and 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'.


    For the 2016 release, Tony Visconti has overseen the mastering from the original tapes and photos taken by Eric Stephen Jacobs have been put together for the sleeve based around one of David's original concepts for the album.


    Also exclusive to the CD, vinyl, standard digital and MFiT box sets will be the remastered 'DAVID LIVE (original mix)', the 2010 Harry Maslin mix of 'STATION TO STATION' (previously only available on an audio only DVD in 5.1 and stereo as part of the 'STATION TO STATION' Deluxe box set in 2010) and 'RE:CALL 2'.


    'RE:CALL 2' features the original single mix of 'Rebel Rebel', which has only featured on a 40th anniversary picture disc in 2014 since its original release on single in 1974.


    'RE:CALL 2' features newly originated artwork with 1975 in-studio images from the 'STATION TO STATION' recording sessions by David's friend and backing vocalist Geoff MacCormack aka Warren Peace.


    The alternative cover for the 2010 mix of 'STATION TO STATION' by Harry Maslin, features the originally intended colour sleeve for the album that never got further than a few colour proofs and was replaced by the more familiar black and white image.


    The vinyl box set is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.


    The box sets' accompanying book, 84 pages in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Eric Stephen Jacobs, Tom Kelley, Geoff MacCormack, Terry O'Neill, Steve Schapiro, and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.




    David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976)


    Diamond Dogs (Remastered) (1 LP)
    David Live (Original Mix) (Remastered) (2 LP) *
    David Live (2005 Mix) (Remastered) (3 LP)
    The Gouster (Previously Unreleased As An Album) (1 LP) *
    Young Americans (Remastered) (1 LP)
    Station To Station (Remastered) (1 LP)
    Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 Mix) (1 LP) *
    Live Nassau Coliseum '76 (2 Lp)
    Re:call 2 (Single Versions And Non Album B-sides) (Remastered) (1 LP) *


    * Exclusive to 'Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976)'


    LP 1: Diamond Dogs (Remastered)
    1. Future Legend
    2. Diamond Dogs
    3. Sweet Thing
    4. Candidate
    5. Sweet Thing (Reprise)
    6. Rebel Rebel
    7. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
    8. We Are The Dead
    9. 1984
    10. Big Brother
    11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family


    LP 2: David Live (Original Mix) (Remastered)
    LP 1
    1. 1984
    2. Rebel Rebel
    3. Moonage Daydream
    4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

    5. Changes
    6. Suffragette City
    7. Aladdin Sane
    8. All The Young Dudes
    9. Cracked Actor


    LP 2
    1. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
    2. Watch That Man
    3. Knock On Wood
    4. Diamond Dogs
    5. Big Brother
    6. The Width Of A Circle
    7. The Jean Genie
    8. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide


    LP 3: David Live (2005 Mix) (Remastered)
    LP 1
    1. 1984
    2. Rebel Rebel
    3. Moonage Daydream
    4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

    5. Changes
    6. Suffragette City
    7. Aladdin Sane
    8. All The Young Dudes


    LP 2
    1. Cracked Actor
    2. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
    3. Watch That Man
    4. Knock On Wood
    5. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
    6. Space Oddity
    7. Diamond Dogs


    LP 3
    1. Panic In Detroit
    2. Big Brother
    3. Time
    4. The Width Of A Circle
    5. The Jean Genie
    6. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide


    LP 4: The Gouster (Previously Unreleased As A Complete Album)
    1. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) - not on 'Young Americans', first released as a single in 1979 to promote the 'Changestwobowie' compilation.
    2. Somebody Up There Likes Me - alternative early previously unreleased mix
    3. It's Gonna Be Me - not on 'Young Americans', first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of 'Young Americans' in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of 'Young Americans'.
    4. Who Can I Be Now? - not on 'Young Americans', first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of 'Young Americans' in 1990.
    5. Can You Hear Me - alternative early previously unreleased version.
    6. Young Americans - same version that ended up on 'Young Americans'.
    7. Right - alternative early previously unreleased version.


    LP 5: Young Americans (Remastered)
    1. Young Americans
    2. Win
    3. Fascination
    4. Right
    5. Somebody Up There Likes Me
    6. Across The Universe
    7. Can You Hear Me
    8. Fame


    LP 6: Station To Station (Remastered)
    1. Station To Station
    2. Golden Years
    3. Word On A Wing
    4. TVC 15
    5. Stay
    6. Wild Is The Wind


    LP 7: Station To Station (2010 Harry Maslin Mix)
    1. Station To Station
    2. Golden Years
    3. Word On A Wing
    4. TVC 15
    5. Stay
    6. Wild Is The Wind


    LP 8: Live Nassau Coliseum '76
    LP 1
    1. Station To Station
    2. Suffragette City
    3. Fame
    4. Word On A Wing
    5. Stay
    6. Waiting For The Man
    7. Queen Bitch


    LP 2
    1. Life On Mars?
    2. Five Years
    3. Panic In Detroit
    4. Changes
    5. TVC 15
    6. Diamond Dogs
    7. Rebel Rebel
    8. The Jean Genie


    LP 9: RE:CALL 2 (Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-Sides) (Remastered)
    1. Rebel Rebel (original single mix)
    2. Diamond Dogs (Australian single edit)
    3. Rebel Rebel (U.S. single version)
    4. Rock 'n' Roll With Me (live - promotional single edit)
    5. Panic In Detroit (live)
    6. Young Americans (original single edit)
    7. Fame (original single edit)
    8. Golden Years (original single version)
    9. Station To Station (original single edit)
    10. TVC 15 (original single edit)
    11. Stay (original single edit)
    12. Word On A Wing (original single edit)
    13. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (single version)

    David Bowie
    $249.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 13 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers

    When Suzanne Vega first discovered the novelist and short story writer Carson McCullers as a teenager, she thought, "If I ever want to play a character at any point in the future, I could play this woman." That time has arrived. On Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers, Vega inhabits McCullers' extraordinary character and renders the life of a woman who, revolted by the politics and racism of her upbringing in the American South, arrived in New York in her early twenties and became one of the literary lights of the 20th century. In such esteemed books as The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941) and The Ballad of the Sad CafÉ (1951), McCullers used the South as a lens through which to view the painful, nearly always unrequited, search for love in a world that often punishes individual self-expression and rewards repression and emotional compromise. McCullers battled those limits in her life as well as her work - a personal heroism that makes her, in Vega's view, a figure of great contemporary significance. She was an instinctive rebel whose message of personal freedom resonates profoundly in our own insurgent age, nearly fifty years after her death at the age of fifty in 1967.


    "I feel that McCullers' ideas and thoughts are very modern," Vega says, "and she incarnates them in a way that other authors don't. She tried to live them and paid a price for it. She would refer to herself in a kind of transgender way - she would say things like, 'I was born a man' -- and she probably was bisexual even if she didn't always act on it. She was one of the first females to write about civil rights and the struggles of blacks in the South. Also, she suffered several strokes and was disabled for pretty much the second half of her life. To use today's parlance, her life and work embodied human rights on just about every level - race, gender, trans, queer, disabled, youth."


    The ten songs on Lover, Beloved are part of a two-act play in which Vega and another actress perform the role of McCullers at two historical moments that bookend her career: the first, set in 1941, when The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter propelled her to literary fame, and the second shortly before her death, as she movingly reflects on her life and work. There are also plans to perform it as a one-woman show. Vega wrote the script, and co-wrote eight songs with Duncan Sheik, the singer-songwriter whose keen theatrical sense helped create the Broadway hit show Spring Awakening and the current groundbreaking musical, American Psycho. (Two additional songs, "Carson's Blues" and "The Ballad of Miss Amelia," were co-written by Vega and pianist/composer Michael Jefry Stevens.) In songs like "New York Is My Destination," "We of Me" and "Lover, Beloved," you can hear the signature cool detachment of Vega's singing and revel in the characteristically incisive observation of her lyrics, many of which deftly draw on McCullers' own writing.


    But the songs' elastic melody lines, loping rhythms, idiosyncratic instrumentation (including clarinet, harmonium, banjo, ukulele, trombone and accordion), and surprising arrangements (by guitarist extraordinaire Gerry Leonard, who also produced the album) are like nothing we've heard from Vega before. "It was great working with Duncan Sheik," Vega says. "All you have to do is give him the barest bones of an idea and then he delivers this fabulous piece of music." For "Annemarie," an aching ballad about an androgynous adventurer with whom both McCullers and her husband fell disastrously in love, Sheik delivered a lovely, simple melody that, Vega says, "practically made me cry. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. I wanted something with all that yearning, and I love what he came up with." For "New York Is My Destination," which describes the youthful McCullers' vision of her future as a celebrated novelist, Vega says she wanted "something classic, something that sounded like Rodgers and Hammerstein, something glamorous," and, once again, Sheik delivered a melody that perfectly complemented the heady excitement of Vega's lyrics.


    Overall, Lover, Beloved finds a sound that exists outside of time. It's traditional enough to suit the iconic quality of its subject; clever enough to capture her originality and daring; and contemporary enough to help establish McCullers as an avatar for this century as well as the preceding one. Most of the instrumentation is acoustic, but, in particular, Gerry Leonard's evocative, atmospheric electric guitar playing lifts the music into another, more imaginative realm. That McCullers herself was an accomplished, classically trained pianist - and that the lyricism of her writing reflects that innate musicality - only further enhances the shivery dynamic between words and music on the album.


    In order to realize the theatrical quality of this project, Vega, with Sheik's encouragement and assistance, also handled her vocals in a different way. "Duncan really pushed me out of my comfort zone," Vega says. "I was shocked at how high he wanted me to sing. But he was like, 'No, no - you can hit that.'" Sheik's goal was to achieve a kind of sonic drama in Vega's vocals, "as much drama as he could squeeze out of me," she says. "It works for the character. McCullers is kind of childlike, and you can believe her singing in that naïve, simple way. I'm pushed beyond my limits in both the low notes and the high notes, and also the emotion. I definitely feel as if I was being pushed beyond what I usually do."


    Unquestionably, rendering a character like McCullers in words and in sound represented a serious creative challenge. All the songs on the album attempt to capture the innermost feelings of a writer who was highly ambitious, immensely complicated and fiercely dedicated to her conception of herself and her work. She was simultaneously shy, introverted and wildly provocative, as "Carson's Blues," the album's opening song, announces: "A childish liar/A devilish bitch/I can be innocent and charming/And suddenly switch." "Harper Lee," a song Vega describes as "upbeat and bitchy," chronicles McCullers' sense of her place in the literary pantheon - a spot, in her view, well above the wildly successful author of To Kill a Mockingbird. ("I'd like to kill more than just that mockingbird," she sings.) "Instant of the Hour After" and "We of Me" all explore the loving and loathing, the sexual adventurism and missed emotional connections, that swirled inextricably in McCullers' marriage to a bisexual man who shared her literary ambitions but was never able to realize them. On the title track, Vega limns the dizzying dance of unsatisfied desire at the heart of McCullers' work: "The lover pursues,/The beloved one flees Each one alone/In the land of the heart."


    "12 Mortal Men" indicts the provincialism and brutal racism of Columbus, Georgia, where McCullers grew up. "The Ballad of Miss Emilia" essentially recounts the plot of McCullers' novella, The Ballad of the Sad CafÉ, a saga, like so much of her writing, of failed joinings, loneliness, and proud, if isolated, survival. By the time the album concludes with "Carson's Last Supper," McCullers has abandoned the ideal of erotic desire in favor of a more universal love that could embrace all the various characters in her books and the many people in her life - as well as, perhaps most importantly, the ravaging contradictions within herself that both drove her art and caused so much hardship in her life.


    With Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers, Suzanne Vega achieves a new peak in her already distinguished career. With these songs and the play they inhabit, she hopes that "a new generation of people will discover Carson McCullers, that they will realize how cool she is and how compellingly her work can speak to them. I want to put her on the stage again so that her spirit lives. Really, no one is excluded from the vision she defined. I'm so excited by the possibilities." In these beautifully transporting songs, many of those rich possibilities have already been realized. - Anthony DeCurtis

    1. Carson's Blues
    2. New York Is My Destination
    3. Instant of the Hour After
    4. We of Me
    5. Annemarie
    6. 12 Mortal Men
    7. Harper Lee
    8. Lover, Beloved
    9. The Ballad of Miss Amelia
    10. Carson's Last Supper
    Suzanne Vega
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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