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The Ultimate Collection (Box Set)The Ultimate Collection is curated in conjunction with the band, the 31-track collection features the band's classic songs including Paranoid, Iron Man, War Pigs, N.I.B. and The Wizard as well as choice cuts from their classic albums and is the definitive accompaniment for all Sabbath fans as well as those with a love of hard rock.LP 1
2. Never Say Die
3. Iron Man
4. Black Sabbath
5. Children Of The Grave
6. Fairies Wear Boots
8. Rat Salad
1. Sweet Leaf
2. War Pigs
3. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
4. Hole In The Sky
5. Symptom Of The Universe
6. Spiral Architect
7. Rock 'N' Roll Doctor
1. Dirty Women
2. Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me
3. A Hard Road
4. Lord Of This World
5. Into The Void
6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
1. Tomorrow's Dream
2. The Wizard
4. Electric Funeral
6. Killing Yourself To Live
7. Am I Going Insane
8. Wicked World
9. It's Alright$59.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Memoirs of a Madman
Double 180 Gram Vinyl LP
MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN serves as a career spanning audio
release featuring 17 of Ozzy Osbourne's greatest hit singles
remastered and compiled in one place for the first time in his
career. This set offers fans of the multi-platinum recording artist,
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy(r)
winning singer and songwriter the ultimate collection from Ozzy's
distinguished solo career.
Ozzy's ongoing solo career spans four decades - as both a
successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath - and
his music is as relevant today as ever; it still resonates daily on TV,
in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events.
For all the things Ozzy Osbourne has been known for, Memoirs
Of A Madman puts the focus squarely on the thing he does best:
crafting some of the best, most passionate rock and roll of all time.LP 1
1. Crazy Train
2. Mr. Crowley
3. Flying High Again
4. Over the Mountain
5. Bark At the Moon
6. The Ultimate Sin
7. Miracle Man
8. No More Tears
1. Mama, I'm Coming Home
2. Road to Nowhere
3. Perry Mason
4. I Just Want You
5. Gets Me Through
7. I Don't Wanna Stop
8. Let Me hear You Scream
9. Paranoid (live)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sabbath Bloody SabbathSabbath Bloody Sabbath is the fifth studio album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, originally released in December 1973. It was produced by the band and Tom Allom and recorded at Morgan Studios in London in September 1973.
For the first time in their career, the band began to receive favourable reviews in the mainstream press, with Rolling Stone calling the album an extraordinarily gripping affair, and nothing less than a complete success. Later reviewers such as AllMusic's Eduardo Rivadavia cite the album as a masterpiece, essential to any heavy metal collection, while also displaying a newfound sense of finesse and maturity. The album marked the band's fifth consecutive platinum selling album in the United States.1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
2. A National Acrobat
4. Sabbra Cadabra
5. Killing Yourself To Live
6. Who Are You
7. Looking For Today
8. Spiral Architect$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SabotageSabotage is the sixth studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, originally released in July 1975. It was recorded in the midst of litigation with their former manager Patrick Meehan and the stress that resulted from the band's ongoing legal woes infiltrated the recording process, inspiring the album's title. It was co-produced by guitarist Tony Iommi and Mike Butcher.1. Hole In The Sky
2. Don't Start (Too Late)
3. Symptom Of The Universe
5. The Thrill Of It All
7. Am I Going Insane (Radio)
8. The Writ$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
13Black Sabbath's new studio album, one of the most anticipated metal releases of the year, already has a title. It will be called 13, so it is only fitting that the heavy metal band announced it today, on January 13th. We know now that it will be released this June (the exact date will be revealed later). The band also revealed what everyone wanted to know: who was the drummer that joined the recording sessions for the new album.
The original Black Sabbath line-up, Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass), recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles and were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine fame.
13 was produced by Rick Rubin and the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the US. The new studio album also marks the band's return to Vertigo, their original label, apart from being the group's first studio album together since 1978s Never Say Die.1. End Of The Beginning
2. God Is Dead?
5. Age Of Reason
6. Live Forever
7. Damaged Soul
8. Dear Father$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Holy Diver LiveRed 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
4. Caught In The Middle
5. Don't Talk To Strangers
6. Straight Through The Heart
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$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Vol. 4Originally released in 1972, Vol. 4 is the fourth album by British heavy metal legends Black Sabbath. The release was initially titled Snowblind in reference to the many tracks centered around drug use which was running rampant in the band at the time of the recording. Vol. 4 also found the band expanding upon their trademark sound with the tracks Wheels of Confusion, Tomorrow's Dream and Changes, while still offering up classic Sabbath fair like the ultra-heavy Supernaut.1. Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener
2. Tomorrow's Dream
8. Laguna Sunrise
9. St. Vitus' Dance
10. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Supersonic Years: The Seventies Singles Boxset
Box Set Features 10x 7 Singles from the band's 1970s output.
From Black Sabbath's debut single to their ultimate chart success with "Paranoid" & legendary ban on releasing singles, The Supersonic Years box set documents the band's run of hit singles during this decade.Disc 1
1. Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me)
2. Wicked World (Remastered)
1. Paranoid (Remastered)
2. The Wizard (Remastered)
1. Iron Man (Remastered)
2. Electric Funeral (Remastered)
1. Tomorrow's Dream (Remastered)
2. Laguna Sunrise (Remastered)
1. Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath (Remastered)
2. Changes (Remastered)
1. Am I Going Insane (Single Edit) [Remastered]
2. Hole In The Sky (Remastered)
1. Gypsy (Remastered)
2. She's Gone (Remastered)
1. It's Alright (Remastered)
2. Rock 'N' Roll Doctor (Remastered)
1. Never Say Die (Remastered)
2. She's Gone (Remastered)
1. Hard Road (Single Edit) [Remastered]
2. Symptom Of The Universe (German Single Edit)$89.997 Vinyl Box Set- 10 Singles Sealed Buy Now
Black Sabbath (Deluxe Edition)Ranked 241/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The new deluxe edition of Black Sabbath includes studio outtakes from the 1969 sessions for the album, including alternate versions of Black Sabbath and N.I.B., as well two versions of the UK single Evil Woman (Don't Play Games With Me). Also includes the 2012 remaster of the original album.LP 1
1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B.
4. Wicked World
5. A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning
1. Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me)
2. Black Sabbath (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studio, 11/17/69)
3. Black Sabbath (Instrumental: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69)
4. The Wizard (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69)
5. Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69
6. N.I.B. (Alternative Version: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69
7 Evil Woman (Alternative Version: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69
8. Sleeping Village (Intro) (Alternative Version: Regent Sound Studios, 11/18/69
9. Warning - (Part 1) (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studios, 11/18/69$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Die ScreamingSomething sinister is looming in the mist - a ghastly three-headed apparition, equal parts riffage & rancour and fuelled by a steady diet of garage rock 7-inches played at 33RPM and horror movies watched at 5AM, the primeval force of Satan's Satyrs is returned to the earth to lay waste to everything in its path.
Rising from the primordial ooze of Herndon, Virginia Satan's Satyrs hit the metal underground like a tidal wave of sulphur with their debut proper, 2012's Wild Beyond Belief. This almighty assault, almost entirely the work of chief Satyr Clayton Burgess, was a harrowing blast of fuzz-drenched aggro - a clash of Venom-esque metalpunk squalor and in-the-red garage-rock dementia.
With Jarrett Nettnin soon joining the fray on guitar and Stephen Fairfield on drums, the power-trio were soon invited by Electric Wizard to 2013's Roadburn Festival, which they graced with two scorching sets, one being entirely comprised of cuts by their heinous heroes Blue Cheer. Yet the three-piece, despite being barely into their twenties, weren't about to rest on their laurels. What's more, the result of their onward march into grisly pastures new is the more mature yet no less malicious new opus, 'Die Screaming' which sees it's European release via Bad Omen Records in 2014.
This time around, the band set about expanding their sound, maintaining their trash-obsessed aesthetic whilst sharpening their songcraft to produce an album possessed of both mighty heaviosity and incisive hooks. Bolstered by roaring Hammond and percussive ornamentation that bring still more Hammer Horror atmosphere to the fray, 'Die Screaming' transcends the band's Black Sabbath, Stooges and Black Flag influences to arrive at a relentlessly gory and gung-ho assault on the senses. One minute, this terror-troupe are dishing out the rotten rock n'roll of 'One By One (They Die) and Curse Of The Corpse, which stalk the Earth like the reanimated corpses of Budgie and Blue Oyster Cult records past. The next, on the jaw-dropping title-track, they're throwing Death SS, the Alice Cooper of Sick Things and Scott Reagers-era Saint Vitus into a bubbling cauldron and standing well back. Yet at all times Satan's Satyrs' gonzo attack is authentically red in both tooth and claw.
Rising high above the overkill of self-styled occult rock that lurks in the underground at present. Satan's Satyrs are blazing a trail through a nightmarish world of battered VHS videos, overheated ampstacks and dog-eared vinyl, and are a band fit to set the pulse of any self-respecting trash connoisseur racing. With 'Die Screaming', they're set to carry out the Devil's bidding across the globe with uniquely sordid and salacious style.1. Thumper's Theme
2. Instruments of Hellfire
3. Curse of the Corpse
4. Black Souls
5. Show Me Your Skull
6. One By One
7. Lucifer Lives
8. Die Screaming$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LiveThirty years ago this lineup stormed across the U.S. like a Blizzard, leaving audiences in complete awe! This live LP showcases the power and intensity of an Ozzy Osbourne performance from 1981, with legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads at his side and the solid rhythm section of Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Rudy Sarzo (bass).
Though many bands have succeeded in earning the hatred of parents and media worldwide throughout the past few decades, arguably only such acts as Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, and Marilyn Manson have tied the controversial record of Ozzy Osbourne.
The former Black Sabbath frontman has been ridiculed over his career, mostly due to rumors denouncing him as a psychopath and Satanist. Despite his outlandish reputation, however, one cannot deny that Osbourne has had an immeasurable effect on heavy metal.1. I Don't Know
2. Crazy Train
4. Mr. Crowley
5. Flying High Again
6. Revelation (Mother Earth)
7. Steal Away (The Night)
8. Suicide Solution
9. Iron Man
10. Children Of The Grave
12. Goodbye to Romance*
*Bonus tracks$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Master Of RealityRanked 298/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Black Sabbath's classic 1971 album Master of Reality is arguably the heaviest release of the band's legendary career, and certainly one of the most influential. Features the proto-metal gems Sweet Leaf and Children of the Grave.1. Sweet Leaf
2. After Forever
4. Children Of The Grave
6. Lord Of This World
8. Into The Void$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Master Of Reality (Deluxe Edition)Ranked 298/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The group's third album, Master of Reality, arrived in 1971 and introduced fans to essential Sabbath tracks like Sweet Leaf and Into The Void. The 2-LP deluxe edition builds on that legendary album with versions of Children Of The Grave and Sweet Leaf that have different lyrics. There is also an instrumental version of After Forever and an outtake for Solitude that features an alternative guitar tuning.LP 1
1. Sweet Leaf
2. After Forever (including the Elegy)
4. Children Of The Grave
6. Lord Of This World
8. Into The Void
1. Weevil Woman '71
2. Sweet Leaf (Studio Outtake Featureing Alternative Lyrics)
3. After Forever (Studio Outtake - Instrumental)
4. Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake feat. Alternative Lyrics)
5. Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake - Instrumental)
6. Orchid (Studio Outtake - With Tony Count-In)
7. Lord Of This World (Studio Outtake feat. Piano & Slide Guitar)
8. Solitude (Studio Outtake - Intro With Alternative Guitar Tuning)
9. Into The Void Spanish Sid (Studio Outtake - Alternative Version)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
BurnFor 1973s Burn, Deep Purple founders Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice and Jon Lord recruited the amazing vocal talents of rising new comer David Coverdale (Whitesnake and Coverdale/Page) and power bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Trapeze/Black Sabbath/Hughes Turner Project/Black Country Communion) for what turned out to be one of their best known and respected albums in their huge catalog.
Commonly referred to Purple fans as the Mark III line up, this dream team to this day is often considered one of the finest hard rock outfits of all time. The term arena act began with bands like Deep Purple in the '60s and '70s, and these masters of the game have carried the torch ever since!
Filled with heavy metal anthems like the title track Burn, Might Just Take Your Life, Mistreated and the hard rockin You Fool No One, Deep Purples Burn is still revered as one of the finest hard rock/metal albums of our time, as it truly shines in this audiophile vinyl domain.
Impeccably mastered from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Deep Purple enthusiast/reissue producer Joe Reagoso, this limited edition masterpiece continues the extensive Deep Purple 180 Gram Audiophile Series here at Friday Music.
Friday Music has also included the original candle cover artwork as you remember it from the first pressings issued over three decades ago, housed in a nice poly bag, as well as a poly lined record sleeve for the vinyl.1. Burn
2. Might Just Take Your Life
3. Lay Down, Stay Down
4. Sail Away
5. You Fool No One
6. What's Going on Here
8. A 200$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Never Say Die!Never Say Die! is the eighth studio album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in September 1978. It was the final Black Sabbath studio album to feature vocalist Ozzy Osbourne prior to his departure from the band in 1979.
At the time of the recording of Never Say Die! the members of Black Sabbath were all heavily involved in drug and alcohol abuse. Prior to the recording of the album, vocalist Osbourne quit the band and was briefly replaced by former Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Dave Walker. Some songs were written with Walker, and the new group even performed an early version of Junior's Eyes with different lyrics on the BBC programme, Look Hear. Osbourne eventually rejoined the band, refusing to sing any of the songs written with Walker. These particular songs were rewritten, including Junior's Eyes, rewritten to be about the then-recent death of Osbourne's father.
We had a few internal problems, Osbourne admitted to Sounds. My father was dying, so that put us out for over three months with the funeral and everything. I left the band for three months before we got back together to record it.
The album was recorded at Sounds Interchange Studios in Toronto. We went to Toronto to record it, and that's when the problems started said Tony Iommi. Why Toronto? Because of the tax, really. The studio was booked through brochures because people thought it might be a good one. We got there and it had a dead sound - totally wrong. We couldn't get a real live sound. So what we had to do was rip the carpet up and try to make it as live as we could. They were okay about it, but it took time to get it exactly right. There were no other studios available. Closing track Swinging The Chain features lead vocals from drummer Bill Ward, necessitated by Osbourne's frequent absences from the studio and inability to perform due to substance abuse.
It's a combination of what we've all been through in the last ten years, said Osbourne. It's a very varied album. Like, we started out playing in blues clubs, because British blues - like John Mayall and early Fleetwood Mac - was the thing at the time. We were into a twelve-bar trip and early Ten Years After-style stuff. So it's part of that sort of trip. Then there's the heavy thing and the rock thing. It's not just steamhammer headbanging stuff all the way through We got rid of all our inner frustrations: what each of us individually wanted to put down over the years but couldn't because of the pressures of work. So we put a lot of painstaking hours into developing this album.1. Never Say Die
2. Johnny Blade
3. Junior's Eyes
4. A Hard Road
5. Shock Wave
6. Air Dance
7. Over To You
9. Swinging The Chain$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The EndLive From The Genting Arena, Birmingham, 2017
Almost 50 years ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear-splittingly monolithic riff. The End is a celebration of Black Sabbath's final hometown concert in Birmingham in Feb 2017. This unforgettable farewell show from one of the biggest bands in the world is a hit-packed set list including Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs, and many more.LP 1
1. Black Sabbath
2. Fairies Wear Boots
3. Under the Sun / Every Day Comes and Goes
4. After Forever
5. Into the Void
1. Band Introductions
2. War Pigs
3. Behind the Wall of Sleep
4. Bassically / N.I.B.
5. Hand of Doom
6. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
7. Ra Salad / Drum Solo
1. Iron Man
2. Dirty Women
3. Children of The Grave
4. Paranoid$59.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Past Lives (Deluxe Edition)The live collection Past Lives, originally released in 2002 but long out-of-print, will be reissued as a 2-LP sets on the same date. It features performances recorded between 1970 and 1975 - when the band was at the height of its dark powers - and includes phenomenal live versions of essential tracks like War Pigs, Paranoid, Snowblind and N.I.B.LP 1
1. Tomorrow's Dream (Live 1973)
2 .Sweet Leaf (Live 1973)
3. Killing Yourself To Live (Live in 1973)
4. Cornucopia (Live 1973)
5. Snowblind (Live 1973)
6. Children Of The Grave (Live 1973)
7. War Pigs (Live 1973)
8. Wicked World (Live 1973)
9. Paranoid (Live 1973)
1. Hand Of Doom (Live)
2. Hole In The Sky (Live)
3. Symptom Of The Universe (Live)
4. Megalomania (Live)
5. Iron Man (Live)
6. Black Sabbath (Live)
7. N.I.B. (Live)
8. Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Live)
9. Fairies Wear Boots (Live)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Paranoid (Deluxe Edition)Ranked 130/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Paranoid has gone on to be certified 4x platinum. The 2-LP deluxe edition features phenomenal instrumental takes on War Pigs, Iron Man and more, along with versions of Paranoid and Planet Caravan with alternate lyrics.LP 1
1. War Pigs/Luke's Wall
3. Planet Caravan
4. Iron Man
5. Electric Funeral
6. Hand Of Doom
7. Rat Salad
8. Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots
1. War Pigs (Instrumental)
2. Paranoid (Alternative Lyrics)
3. Planet Caravan (Alternative Lyrics)
4. Iron Man (Instrumental)
5. Electric Funeral (Instrumental)
6. Hand Of Doom (Instrumental)
7. Rat Salad (Alternative Mix)
8. Fairies Wear Boots (Instrumental)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ParanoidRanked 130/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The second studio album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Released in September 1970, the album was the only one by the band to top the UK Albums Chart, and as a result is commonly identified as the band's magnum opus. Paranoid has been certified four times platinum by the RIAA and contains some of the band's best-known signature songs, including the title track, Iron Man and War Pigs.1. War Pigs
3. Planet Caravan
4. Iron Man
5. Electric Funeral
6. Hand Of Doom
7. Rat Salad
8. Fairies Wear Boots$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Black SabbathRanked 241/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The 1970 British heavy metal debut album that became the blueprint of the genre and set the stage for generations of bands that developed in its wake. Features the killer title track along with the classics The Wizard and N.I.B.1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/NIB
4. Wicked World
5. A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Closer To HomeImport
Produced by Terry Knight, Closer To Home is Grand Funk Railroad's third studio album, and was released in 1970. The album reached Gold record status the same year, making it the group's third Gold record in one year. The album's inside artwork shows a live photo of the band performing at Madison Square Garden in February 1970.
Closer To Home was the record that really broke them through to the commercially successful level of Metal masters such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Rather than rushing headlong into their typical hard, heavy, and overamplified approach, Grand Funk Railroad began expanding their production values.
Most evident is the inclusion of strings, the acoustic opening on the disc's leadoff cut, Sins a Good Man's Brother, as well as the comparatively mellow Mean Mistreater. But the boys had far from gone soft. The majority of Closer To Home is filled with the same straight-ahead rock & roll that had composed their previous efforts.1. Sin's A Good Man's Brother
2. Aimless Lady
3. Nothing Is The Same
4. Mean Mistreater
5. Get It Together
6. I Don't Have To Sing The Blues
7. Hooked On Love
8. I'm Your Captain$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Beat Club SessionsImport
Beat-Club was a German music program that ran from September of 1965 through December of 1972. It was broadcast from Bremen, Germany and is notable for being the first German show to be based around popular music, featuring artists like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, The Who, Black Sabbath, The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys and Kraftwerk in its seven-year run.
Rory Gallagher was one of the shows most frequent visitors performing four times in the space of just over two years. His first appearance on the program was with his band Taste in 1970 and he returned soon after with his own solo work. This 2-LP set features 12 classic versions of Rory's early solo material from three separate performances circa 1971-72. 180g double vinyl reissue from Rock Classics Records.LP1
2. Hands Up
4. Just The Smile
5. I Dont Know Where Im Going
6. I Could've Had Religion
1. Used To Be
2. In Your Town
3. Should've Learned My Lesson
4. Crest Of A Wave
6. Messin' With The Kid$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Secret Treaties (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)
Back in the days of hard rock and surrounded by fierce competitors with such great names as the Doors, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones, a band had to attract attention with far more than histrionic pathos, biker boogie, an adept lead guitarist and a sharp-tongued singer. The band Blue Öyster Cult, founded on Long Island in 1971, possessed all this and much more, relating short scenarios in their lyrics, which conjured up people's imagination. Rolling Stone magazine enthused that it was »like listenin' to Hitchcock and Kubrick swap stories about their wet dreams«, and that the group »mix aesthetics and ass-kicking rock to such good advantage«.
In their third studio album Secret Treaties, BÖC reached the pinnacle of their musical evolution with such memorable songs as Career Of Evil, Subhuman and Astronomy. The lyrics have literary value but are certainly not intended for sensitive souls - the phrases are direct and intentionally drily articulated. The music is as blatant and extroverted as the lyrics: the guitar sound is steely and straightforward, occasionally padded out with a see-sawing Hammond groove, and topped again and again by wonderfully rough string solos that speak the language of hard, merciless and full-bodied rock.
- Eric Bloom (guitar, keyboards, vocal)
- Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitar, synthesizer)
- Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser (guitar, vocal)
- Joe Bouchard (bass, vocal)
- Albert Bouchard (drums, vocal)
Recording: 1974 by Tim Geelan and Jerry Smith
Production: Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman
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. Career of Evil
3. Dominance and Submission
4. ME 262
5. Cagey Cretins
6. Harvester of Eyes
7. Flaming Telepaths
8. Astronomy$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Blizzard Of Ozz (Awaiting Repress)Originally released in 1980, Blizzard of Ozz is the debut solo album from Ozzy Osbourne and first of two with guitarist Randy Rhoads. The album was also the first release after his departure from heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. Features the classic Ozzy track Crazy Train.
Sony Legacy is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne's first two solo releases with Randy Rhoads; Diary of a Mad Man and Blizzard of Oz. For the first time since the 2002 re-releases, the original performances will be restored to these two classics.1. I Don't Know
2. Crazy Train
3. Goodbye To Romance
5. Suicide Solution
6. Mr. Crowley
7. No Bone Movies
9. Steal Away (The Night)
10. You Lookin' At Me Lookin' At You$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now