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Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Limited Edition Two-Tone Black On Black Picture Disc
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will continue its "Respect the Classics" tribute to many of hip-hop's finest with the vinyl release of rap icon Talib Kweli's
four historic Rawkus Records albums, including the underground classic, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, in a limited edition two-tone black on black
Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star was originally released on August 18, 1998, to critical acclaim. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping
company founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophies and life in Brooklyn. The two MCs had
planned to release solo albums around the same time, but decided instead to collaborate on a full-length album. The first single, "Definition (song)," is a
reaction to hip-hop's fascination with death, dedicated to both Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., with a chorus that gives a nod to Boogie Down
Productions' "Stop the Violence." "Children's Story" is a re-imagination of the Slick Rick original, featuring Mos Def cautioning against materialism. The
second single, "Respiration," featuring Common, includes a Hi-Tek produced beat that samples Don Randi's "The Fox" and another from the hip-hop
documentary Style Wars. The track offers a melancholy ode to city life, with references to organic life functions such as breathing, eating and sleeping,
but with an ominous edge, as Kweli raps about "sitting on shitty steps/we stooped to new lows, hell froze/the night the city slept." The album peaked at
No. 53 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 13 on the Hip-Hop Albums chart, but has become considered a classic since then.1. Intro
2. Astronomy (8th Light) [feat. Weldon Irvine]
5. Children's Story
6. Brown Skin Lady
7. B Boys Will B Boys
8. K.O.S. (Determination) [feat. Vinia Mojica]
9. Hater Players [feat. Apani Emcee]
10. Yo Yeah
11. Respiration [feat. Common]
12. Thieves In The Night
13. Twice Inna Lifetime [feat. Punch]$24.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Dark Star Soundtrack
Limited Edition Vinyl + 7 EP Pressed On ALIEN RED Wax
Limited To 500
Dark Star (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Extended & Remastered). Music composed by John Carpenter
WRWTFWW Records is ecstatic to bring back the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter's Dark Star (1974) with added bonuses that are sure to satisfy all cult sci-fi soundtrack completists of the galaxy (and further).
This limited edition double vinyl combo comes with a 12 and a 7. The former is a remastered version of the original motion picture soundtrack consisting of incidental music, sound effects, John Carpenter's synth experimentations, dialogue excerpts, and vintage interferences extracted directly from the film roll.
The 7 is red with a yellow label circled in black (in pure beachball alien fashion) and contains "Ode to a Bell Jar" remade by loyal Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth (Escape from New York, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live ), the fan favorite "Benson Arizona" remade by Dominik Hauser, the very sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings (in the real world *James Clarke's Spring Bossa), as well as endless loops of sound effects from the movie to turn your house into your very own scout ship. Oh and there is a very secret hidden bonus track too!
It all comes in slick thermostellar triggering packaging with a brand new artwork and invisible hyperdrive electronics - the best way to relive the Dark Star adventure and celebrate John Carpenter's first directorial feature film released in 1974 and co-written by (and starring!) all around legend Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce, The Return of the Living Dead). Let there be light!
- The most comprehensive vinyl edition of the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter's first feature film, Dark Star (1974). - For the fans of John Carpenter, sci-fi movie soundtracks, electronic experimentations, and strange vinyl releases. Also, for surfers. - Includes the sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings, for the first time ever on a John Carpenter-related release.LP:
1. Music, Sound Effects and Dialogue Excerpts Part 1 (Remastered)
2. Music, Sound Effects and Dialogue Excerpts Part 2 (Remastered)
1. Martin Segundo and the Scintilla Strings - When Twilight Falls on NGC 891
2. Alan Howarth - Doolittle's Solo (Remake)
3. Loop #1
4. Loop #2
5. Dominik Hauser - Benson Arizona (Remake)
6. Very secret hidden bonus track
7. Loop #3
8. Loop #4$37.99Vinyl LP + 7 - Sealed Buy Now
Tied To A StarJ Mascis' Tied to a Star is the follow up to his acclaimed Sub Pop debut
Several Shades of Why. The album, led by the songs "Every Morning"
and "Wide Awake," was recorded and produced by Mascis and mixed
by John Agnello at Bisquiteen in Amherst, MA.
It makes perfect sense that I was asked to write a bio for J Mascis.
Let's face it, he and I have a long history. It all started the first time I
saw him live. It was in New York City. I don't remember when or where,
but I think he was walking around. I was probably walking around, too.
The second time was also in New York, at a Mexican restaurant in the
East Village (the one that takes credit cards now, but didn't used to).
Years later I actually met him at the SXSW festival though a friend who
works at Sub Pop. I guess that meeting went well, because when that
friend from Sub Pop got married, she sat me at the same table as J.
Sounds unbelievable? I suggest you look at the picture below. Now keep
staring at that picture until... J's new acoustic
album Tied to a Star comes out on Sub Pop Records. It features
appearances by Ken Maiuri (Young@Heart Chorus), Pall Jenkins (Black
Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Chan Marshall
(Cat Power). Had I been in the area, I'm sure I would've been asked to
play on it, too.
-Todd Barry1. Me Again
2. Every Morning
3. Heal the Star
4. Wide Awake
6. And Then
8. Trailing Off
9. Come Down
10. Better Plane$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black PearlsRecorded in 1958 during a session at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, NJ, Black Pearls captures Coltrane at the height of his powers,
perfecting what would come to be known as his sheets of sound soloing technique. With an all-star combo in tow featuring trumpeter Donald Byrd and
the Red Garland Trio (Garland on keys, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums), Coltrane displays an absolute mastery of his craft in what
would be the group's last date together. Another gem in an illustrious career, Coltrane's Black Pearls offers in equal measure dazzling solos and
unmatched group unity. An essential recording for Coltrane fans and jazz-lovers alike, Black Pearls is now available on vinyl.1. Black Pearls
2. Lover, Come Back To Me
3. Sweet Sapphire Blues$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black MetalIn its review of Dean Blunt's The Redeemer - which they later named their top album of 2013 - FACT called Blunt "the premier art prankster
of our time," while acknowledging his earnestness; Tiny Mix Tapes,
who would give the album the #2 spot in their best of the year rank- ings, praise the work for its liberating "short-circuiting of the bound- aries of taste and instilled critical response," while speaking to the
album's near-paradoxical emotional depth.
Blunt's newest odyssey, Black Metal, rides this tension between criti- cal detachment and mainlined human feeling, and in fact he climbs
ever-steeper theoretical heights just as his emotionally stark songs
become, at times, startlingly intimate.
A true multi-media vanguard, Blunt employs original instrumentation
along with elements of pastiche and his unique vocal performances
to create songs and recordings that are not only beautiful, but also tie
into his larger project that incorporates music, visual art, and the writ- ten word to play with identity, cultural signifiers, and artistic agency.
But Black Metal is above all a brilliant, majestic collection of songs, encompassing everything from hypnotic long-form experiments to
ballads almost disarming in their sweet simplicity, swirling equally
with fascinating sounds and fascinating ideas. Blunt's influences are
wide-ranging, from rock's underground pioneers (he quotes Sonic
Youth in interviews; the album leads with a Big Star sample), to neo- classical composers, to early indie pop (another track samples The
Pastels), to classic rock, hip-hop, and R&B. But rather than coldly
compiling them, Blunt brings the works and genres he draws from
into a new musical and cultural conversation.
In the cover story to September's issue of The Wire, Blunt explains
his relationship to his listeners: "Whatever is communicated through
the purity of intention is out of my hands because I didn't know
anything beyond that." With his newest, most accomplished, and
most vexing album, Blunt invites us to draw our own conclusions in
his expansive and fascinating world.1. Lush
2. 50 Cent
6. Molly & Aquafina
13. Grade$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!
The Original 1976 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Black Market Album
Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna And The Debut Of Jaco Pastorius
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured By R.T.I.
The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would
take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1976 fusion classic Black Market would go on to yield
one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
R&B charts. Black Market also introduced the world to the late great bassist legend Jaco Pastorius.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul's title
track Black Market, the powerful Elegant People by Wayne Shorter and of course Zawinul's tribute to his recently
deceased bandleader Cannonball Adderley with Cannon Ball.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Black Market also features the all-star
line-up of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Chester Thompson (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
Friends likes Michael Narada Walden and Alphonso Johnson also contribute to the amazing recording sessions. All in
all, Black Market took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Black Market by Weather Report.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl
domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover.
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Black Market an audiophile first
time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Cannon Ball!1. Black Market
2. Cannon Ball
4. Elegant People
5. Three Clowns
6. Barbary Coast
7. Herandnu$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Black Swan SoundtrackImport
Including 4 Page Insert With Photos, Track Listing And Credits
Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder. The plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious New York City company. Usually described as a psychological thriller, Black Swan can be also interpreted as a metaphor for achieving artistic perfection, with all the psychological and physical challenges one might encounter.
The original score for the film was composed by Clint Mansell, an English musician, composer, and former lead singer of the band Pop Will Eat Itself. Mansell was introduced to film scoring when director Darren Aronofsky hired him to score his debut film, Pi. Ever since Mansell wrote the score for many of Aronofsky's films. Notable film scores include Pi, The Fountain, Moon, Smokin' Aces, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Doom, Black Swan, and High-Rise.1. Nina's Dream
2. Mother Me
3. The New Season
4. A Room Of Her Own
5. A New Swan Queen
6. Lose Yourself
7. Cruel Mistress
8. Power, Seduction, Cries
9. The Double
10. Opposites Attract
11. Night Of Terror
12. Stumbled Beginnings
13. It's My Time
14. A Swan Is Born
16. A Swan Song (For Nina)$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Red Hands Black DeedsPressed On Red Vinyl
After a very successful 2016 touring worldwide, selling out headlining shows, garnering millions of views for their music videos "Dangerous" and "In Chains," charting multiple times on Billboard's mainstream rock chart, and racking up over 31 million streams, Shaman's Harvest return with their new album 'Red Hands Black Deeds.'
With Keith Armstrong behind the boards, Shaman's Harvest decidedly wanted a more organic, analog sound for their sixth record. "We used analog effects pedals and vintage amps. This is the first record that we went with this approach. It was kind of like trying to find the melting point between Midwest and l.A. It still has the Shaman's Harvest Midwest vibe to it, but it definitely has organic l.A. written all over it."
Singer Nathan Hunt shares, "this past year has been a year of firsts for Shaman's Harvest and that's great and all, but we are only lookin' forward resting on our accomplishments makes us fat 'n lazy. If there's one thing rock 'n roll doesn't need it is complacency." Principle band members Nathan Hunt (vocals & acoustic guitar), Josh Hamler (guitar) and Matt Fisher (bass) have toured North America extensively mixing headline, support and festival appearances within an on-going odyssey that has delivered a broad fan base and positioning as one of rock's rising stars.1. Red Hands Black Deeds
2. Broken Ones
3. The Come Up
4. A Longer View
5. Soul Crusher
6. Off The Tracks
7. Long Way Home
8. The Devil In Our Wake
9. Blood Trophies
10. So Long
11. Tusk And Bone
12. Scavengers$15.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Capra Black (Pure Pleasure)Capra Black remains one of the seminal recordings of jazz's black consciousness movement. A profoundly spiritual effort that channels both the intellectual complexity of the avant-garde as well as the emotional potency of gospel, its focus and assurance belie Billy Harper's inexperience as a leader. Backed by an all-star supporting unit including trombonist Julian Priester and drummer Billy Cobham, Harper's tenor summons the brute force and mystical resolve of John Coltrane but transcends its influences to communicate thoughts and feelings both idiosyncratic and universal. This is music of remarkable corporeal substance that somehow expresses the pure language of the soul.
- Billy Harper (saxophone)
- Dick Griffin, Julian Priester (trombone)
- Jimmy Owens (trumpet)
- George Cables (piano)
- Reggie Workman (bass)
- Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones, Warren Smith (drums)
- Barbara Grant, Gene McDaniels, Laveda Johnson, Pat Robinson (vocals)
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Capra Black
2. Sir Galahad
3. New Breed
4. Soulfully, I Love You/Black Spiritual Of Love
5. Cry Of Hunger$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black On Both Sides (Awaiting Repress)Black on Both Sides is the debut album of American rapper Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, released October 12, 1999 on Rawkus Records. Prior to the album's recording, Mos Def had collaborated with rapper Talib Kweli for the duo's studio album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998), which raised high expectations for a solo effort. Black on Both Sides features an emphasis on live instrumentation and socially conscious lyrics.1. Fear Not of Man
2. Hip Hop
4. Ms. Fat Booty
5. Speed Law
6. Do It Now
8. Umi Says
9. New World Water
10. Rock n Roll
11. Know That
15. Mr. Nigga
17. May-December$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Easy Star's ThrillahFollowing up on the hugely successful reggae tribute albums of Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the reggae adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time - Michael Jackson's Thriller. The album, titled Easy Star's Thrillah will be released August 28, 2012 (a day before the 53rd anniversary of Jackson's birth). Easy Star's Thrillah brings back several of the reggae stars from previous albums, such as vocalists Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Steel Pulse, Luciano, Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage), alongside the diverse playing of guests Yossi Fine (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Stanley Jordan), Joe Tomino (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Andy Farag (Umphrey's McGee), and horn tracks courtesy of Israel's highly-acclaimed funk/hip-hop band Hadag Nachash. The album will be preceded by the July 10th digital release of the Billie Jean EP, which includes two album tracks, along with non-album remixes and a dub version.
In selecting Thriller, Easy Star Records co-founder Lem Oppenheimer says, We've always tackled the greats - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead - but while we wanted to take on another huge album, we also wanted to blaze new trails. In Thriller we found those new trails in a number of firsts for the series: the first album by an American artist, the first non-concept album, the first R&B/soul record, as well as the first release from the 80s.
For me, I was most excited for Thriller, says producer/arranger/guitarist Michael Goldwasser. I was always more of an R&B/soul and reggae kid growing up and I have an intense personal connection to Michael Jackson's music. As usual, the process initially involved Goldwasser spending a few months on arranging the songs. Writing the arrangements for this album was a cool challenge. I didn't have to try to make non-dance music into dance music as on our previous albums because the original Thriller is so danceable already, but I needed to find ways to make each song groove in a different way from the original version. I didn't want any of the arrangements to be obvious in that regard. In the end, Goldwasser's arrangements are some of the most interesting in his career.
Now that the hard work in the studio is done, the band is looking forward to bringing this music on the road, adding some dance/pop songs to their already varied sets. The band's live show, which was nominated for a UK Festy Award in 2009, already features tracks from the band's previous three tribute albums, along with original material. An extensive fall tour of the US and UK is already set up (US dates listed below), with more to come over the next year. As the original Thriller album comes up on its 30-year anniversary in November, what better way to celebrate this timeless album than to catch the Easy Star All-Stars perform their reggae-infused versions of this pop masterpiece.1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Baby Be Mine
3. Girl Is Mine
5. Beat It
6. Billie Jean
7. Human Nature
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. Lady In My Life
10. Dub It
11. Close to Midnight$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Black Mirror - Nosedive (Music From The Original TV Series)Deutsche Grammophon will release a soundtrack album for the Black Mirror episode Nosedive. Max Richter (The Leftovers, Waltz with Bashir, Miss Sloane, Disconnect, Testament of Youth) has composed the episode's original music. The Nosedive episode is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Hanna) and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, James Norton and Cherry Jones. The episode is written by co-written by Rashida Jones & Mike Schur and has been described as a social satire about identity in the social media age.
- filmmusicreporter.com1. On Reflection
2. Dopamine 1
3. The Sorrows of Young Lace
4. Dopamine 2
5. The Journey, Not the Destination
7. The Consolations of Philosophy$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
AudioQuest Star-Quad GO-4 Speaker Cable
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.
Full Range Termination with Banana (Silver) Plug*
Custom Lengths Available Upon Request
GO-4 is a step up in the Star-Quad series by virtue of offering higher-quality metal and the addition of AudioQuest's patented Dielectric-Bias System. These two advancements significantly better the performance of Type 4, the most successful speaker cable in our 30+ year history.
SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+ (PSC+) CONDUCTORS: GO-4 uses extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+ conductors. All conductors are solid, which prevents strand interaction, a major source of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure PSC+ eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers. The superior purity of PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.
CARBON-BASED NOISE-DISSIPATION and CROSS-TALK-DISSIPATION SYSTEMS (INSULATION): The two negative conductors in GO-4 are insulated with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material damps radio-frequency garbage from being fed back into the amplifier. The sonic benefit is exactly the same reduction in "hash" and better dimensionality that comes whenever RF garbage is reduced in an audio circuit. GO-4 uses air-filled Nitrogen-Injected Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on its positive conductors because air absorbs next to no energy, and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
STAR-QUAD GEOMETRY: The relationship between conductors defines a cable's most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even when those variables are kept in a reasonable balance, the relationship between conductors can be varied in ways that greatly affect the sound. The Star-Quad construction of GO-4 allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and information intelligibility than if the same conductors were run in parallel.
SPREAD-SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGY (SST): Any single size or shape of conductor has a specific distortion profile. Even though radially symmetrical conductors (solid or tubular) have the fewest discontinuities, any conductor of a particular size does have a sonic signature. SST is a method for significantly reducing the awareness of these character flaws by using a precise combination of different size conductors. The different SST-determined conductor sizes used in GO-4 allow an exceptionally clear, clean and dynamic sound.
DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest's DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.
*Different Terminations & Multi-Spade Plug Options Available Upon Request$449.95Prepared Speaker Cable (Pair) - Multiple Lengths Available Buy Now
Condolences (Gray w/Black Splatter)Pressed On Gray Vinyl With Black Splatter
A grimly glamorous ghoul who first slithered from the cobwebbed shadows of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the early 90s, WEDNESDAY 13 has firmly established himself as the world's premier purveyor of balls-out horror punk insanity. With a vivid and vile imagination that has endeared him to countless fans of riff-driven macabre over the last two decades, he has been one of rock's most prolific protagonists, spreading his credo of grave-robbing rock 'n' roll and Hallowe'en debauchery around the globe and unleashing a seemingly endless stream of blood-spattered albums and EPs.
"All my favorite stuff, like KISS and ALICE COOPER and TWISTED SISTER, those guys set the bar pretty high," he states. "I always wanted to do something in the worlds of those bands. That's the blueprint. It had to be as outrageous and crazy as that and I wanted to be on someone's wall one day and have their parents say 'Oh my god, what is that?' The formula's still there from when I started doing it as a kid and started wanting to be in a band. It's just GI Joe and Dracula!"
After several years of sharpening his creative teeth, WEDNESDAY 13 emerged from the fetid crypt of obscurity with his band FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13, those masters of snotty schlock rock that released an astonishing five studio albums and six EPs between 1996 and 2002. Always the leader of the revolting pack, WEDNESDAY 13 then became a bona fide international rock star as frontman for the MURDERDOLLS, his collaboration with SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison. The band took the world by storm, with Europe and the UK, in particular, succumbing to the feral charms of 2002 debut album, »Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls«; a raucous eruption of big tunes and bad attitude that noisily redefined the horror punk genre. After MURDERDOLLS went on an extended hiatus in 2004, WEDNESDAY 13 embarked on a widely lauded solo career that again provided him with an outlet for his relentless outpouring of fiendish musical and lyrical ideas. Albums like »Transylvania 90210« (released by Roadrunner in 2005), »Fang Bang« and »Skeletons« all cemented our pallid hero's reputation as the bastard son of ALICE COOPER and THE MISFITS, while his outlaw country project, BOURBON CROW and one-off glam metal vehicle, GUNFIRE 76 proved that he had sufficient versatility to survive outside the graveyard and abattoir.
MURDERDOLLS reconvened in 2010 for the vicious »Women And Children Last« album and another successful world tour before disappearing once more into the freezing midnight fog, leaving WEDNESDAY to revive his solo career with a few thousand volts of wicked electricity yet more highly praised albums and tours including 2014's scintillating acoustic opus »Undead Unplugged« and the following year's thunderous »Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague«. However, absolutely nothing that WEDNESDAY has created in the past has even touched upon the horrifying potency and allure of his brand new studio album, »Condolences«.
Frustrated with the arduous process of releasing his own music, our favorite black-hearted freak has thrown himself and his music into a whirling maelstrom of reinvention. The result is not just the heaviest and most authentically disturbing record of the great man's career but also a huge creative leap forward, neatly encapsulated by the new album's simple and direct title.
"It's more of a serious WEDNESDAY 13 record, I guess," he says. "The campiness has gone and it's taken a darker vibe. It's definitely not in the camp, sleazy world anymore. The band is visually stronger and that's taken things to a new level. Normally my album titles are parodies of something, like »Women And Children Last«, that's a VAN HALEN album title gone wrong! (laughs) So I wanted to make sure that this record came across as a brand new version of WEDNESDAY 13."
In musical terms, »Condolences« showcases WEDNESDAY's growing obsession with the world of heavy metal and its endless possibilities for exploring tales of horror and violence. Produced by renowned studio guru Zeuss, new songs like anthemic first single 'What The Night Brings' and the pile-driving 'Blood Sick' still exhibit a dash of B-movie weirdness and are full of WEDNESDAY's trademark twisted lyrics, but where previous albums were rooted in the worlds of punk rock and glam metal, »Condolences« is a full-on modern metal record with gigantic balls and the attitude to match. From the glowering menace of 'Good Riddance' to the grandiose hellishness of the album's 7-minute title track, it's living, breathing, murdering proof that the WEDNESDAY 13 of 2017 means business. And business is mean.
"The punk rock vibe has left the building and it's become a full-on metal vibe," WEDNESDAY agrees. "I've been the horror-punk guy for years, but this is horror metal. It's just evolution. Over the last ten years, I've become a metalhead for the most part. That second MURDERDOLLS record just amped the whole thing up, and the guys in the band have influenced me with so much other stuff. It's not just me with my SEX PISTOLS, ALICE COOPER and RAMONES records anymore! (laughs) Now I've got my band incorporating everything from death metal to rock'n'roll. It's all across the boards. There are no rules. We can do whatever we want, whatever fits."
Manifestly the strongest, heaviest and most individual album of his lengthy career, »Condolences« promises to push WEDNESDAY 13 into heavy music's upper echelons once again. With determined plans to tour relentlessly in support of the new record, the future is looking dark, dangerous, exhilarating and wildly, unapologetically theatrical.
"It's non-stop touring once the record comes out," WEDNESDAY concludes. "We just did our first video for 'What The Night Brings' and the visuals are really cool. I've incorporated a lot of stuff I've been doing live, like this devil character I've been transforming into at shows, and that got worked in. We're taking the music, the imagery and the entire stage show up a level. It's gonna be a full-on theatrical stage production, so I'll be busy as fuck on stage! I've been doing this shit for so many years, I started thinking 'How can I make this fun again?' (laughs)"1. Last Rites
2. What The Night Brings
4. Blood Sick
5. Good Riddance
6. You Breathe, I Kill
7. Omen Amen
8. Cruel To You
9. Eulogy XIII
10. Prey For Me
11. Lonesome Road To Hell
13. Death Infinity$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Skyfall Soundtrack (Black/Gold) (Awaiting Repress)
LP1 Pressed On Black/Gold Swirl Vinyl
LP2 Pressed On Half Black/Half Gold Vinyl
Housed In A Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve Featuring A Stunning 3D Pop-Up!
The SKYFALL motion picture soundtrack features original score music by Thomas Newman. Newman is one of the most respected and recognized composers for modern film. He has scored over fifty feature films in a career which spans nearly three decades. Newman has received a total of ten Academy Award® nominations on such diverse scores as Road to Perdition, Finding Nemo, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Steven Soderbergh's The Good German and most recently, The Iron Lady and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. He has won two Grammy® Awards, an Emmy® and has been nominated for a Golden Globe®. SKYFALL is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem. The film is the 23rd James Bond adventure and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the movie franchise.1. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
2. Voluntary Retirement
3. New Digs
5. Brave New World
6. Shanghai Drive
10. Day Wasted
12. Someone Usually Dies
13. Komodo Dragon
14. The Bloody Shot
15. Enjoying Death
16. The Chimera
17. Close Shave
18. Health & Safety
19. Granborough Road
24. Kill Them First
25. Welcome to Scotland
26. She's Mine
27. The Moors
28. Deep Water
30. Adrenaline$39.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Limited Edition Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Gold Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
Ranked First In All-Time Top Ten List Of Shred Albums By Guitar World Magazine
Rising Force is the first studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 5 March 1984 through Polydor Records. The album reached No. 14 on the Swedish albums chart, No. 60 on the US Billboard 200, and received a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1986 Grammy Awards. It is regarded as a seminal release in the shred and neoclassical metal genres.
Steve Huey at AllMusic gave Rising Force four stars out of five, calling it 'a revelation upon its release' and 'The true inauguration of the age of the guitar shredder'. He praised Malmsteen's technique and 'blinding virtuosity', as well as highlighting 'his obsessions with Bach, Beethoven, and Paganini'.
In a 2009 article by Guitar World magazine, Rising Force was ranked first in the all-time top ten list of shred albums. The staff wrote: 'Yngwie J. Malmsteen was, is, and always will be the greatest shredder of all time. Hell, he invented the genre with his debut.'
Black Star and Far Beyond the Sun have endured as two of Malmsteen's most popular songs, as well as being staples of his live setlist. In a 2008 Guitar World interview, Malmsteen said of the two songs: 'I'll probably play Far Beyond the Sun and Black Star until the day I die.'1. Black Star
2. Far Beyond The Sun
3. Now Your Ships Are Burned
4. Evil Eye
5. Icarus' Dream Suite Opus 4
6. As Above, So Below
7. Little Savage
8. Farewell$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HighwaymanDebut LP from the Mount Rushmore of country music! The Highwaymen: Cash, Willie, Waylon, and Kristofferson an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre's pioneering stars. Black Vinyl.1. Highwayman
2. The Last Cowboy Song
3. Jim, I Wore A Tie Today
4. Big River
5. Committed To Parkview
6. Desperados Waiting For A Train
7. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
8. Welfare Line
9. Against The Wind
10. The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Highwayman 2The second LP from the Mount Rushmore of country music! The Highwaymen: Cash, Willie, Waylon, and Kristofferson an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre's pioneering stars. Black Vinyl1. Silver Stallion
2. Born And Raised In Black And White
3. Two Stories Wide
4. We're All In Your Corner
5. American Remains
6. Anthem '84
7. Angels Love Bad Men
8. Songs That Make A Difference
9. Living Legend
10. Texas$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nefarious Dismal OrationsCult black metal act INQUISITION exploded from the underground with 2013's full-length 'Obscure Verses For The Multiverse'. Prior to the release of this critically-acclaimed masterpiece, the American duo had unleashed five other albums that all contributed in establishing INQUISITION as a rising black star on the extreme metal scene. Originally published in 2007 and long out of print, 'Nefarious Dismal Orations' further established the band's trademark chainsaw riffs and ominous vocals croaking odes to the infinite and satanic alike. Foreshadowing INQUISITION's arrival as the new kings of darkness and now adorned with brand new cover art designed Paolo Girardi, the album's original nine paeans to the occult are at once hostile, hypnotic, and bombastic.1. Ancient Monumental War Hymn
2. Nocturnal Gatherings And Wicked Rites
3. Strike Of The Morning Star
4. Through The Infinite Sphere Our Majesty Shall Rise
5. Infernal Evocation Of Torment
6. Where Darkness Is Lord And Death The Beginning
7. Nefarious Dismal Orations
8. Enter The Cult
9. Before The Symbol Of Satan We Bow And Praise$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Universal Music Enterprises Continues Its "Respect The Classics" Tribute To Many Of Hip-hop's Finest With The Vinyl Reissue Of Rap Icon Talib Kweli's
Historic Rawkus Records Catalog
After releasing a handful of essential 12s on various Rawkus Records projects in the late '90s, Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek were on the verge of becoming one of hip-hop's best-kept secrets. Yet their original incarnation as a duo expanded into a triumvirate with the inclusion of Mos Def and transformed their eventual manifestation into Black Star, thwarting their initial bid for acclaim. While Kweli's stardom may have been initially eclipsed by his more charismatic cohort, Mos Def, Reflection Eternal houses enough merit to establish Talib as one of this generation's most poetic MCs. Kweli is a rare MC, as his lyricism resounds with a knowledge that transcends his still tender age. He does not aspire to reprogram the masses with this album, just rehabilitate them, as he laments on The Blast: They ask me what I'm writing for/I'm writing to show you what we fighting for. In an effort to celebrate life, Kweli breaks down hip-hop's obsession with death on Good Mourning and Too Late. But it is his varied lyrical content that is most inspiring, effortlessly transitioning from the poignant circle-of-life epic For Women to the rugged Some Kind of Wonderful and Down for the Count, featuring Rah Digga and Xzibit. While the unassuming, largely minimalist grooves that Hi-Tek supplied on Black Star's debut longed for a dramatic flair, he displays a remarkable maturation on Reflection Eternal. In fact, Tek's loping keyboard wails, soulful staccato claps, and shimmering piano loops are often sublime in their arrangement and outcome. Though Kweli and Hi-Tek's debut harbors over-ambitious tendencies, clocking in at over 70 minutes in length, they are a duo that will undoubtedly stain their memory into hip-hop's collective memory with this noteworthy debut. Welcome to the new generation of Native Tongue speaking.
- Matt Conaway (All Music Guide)1. Experience Dedication
2. Move Somethin'
3. Some Kind Of Wonderful
4. The Blast
5. This Means You
6. Too Late
7. Memories Live
8. Africa Dream
9. Down For The Count
10. Name Of The Game
11. Ghetto Afterlife
12. On My Way
13. Love Language
14. Love Speakeasy
15. Soul Rebels
17. Big Del From Da Natti
18. Touch You
19. Good Mourning
20. Expansion Outro
$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Sides And In BetweenThe Sides And In Between is the new album from Atlanta band Gringo Star, their first for Nevado Records.
If you know a little about brothers Nick and Peter Furgiuele's roots, it all makes sense. Our grandad started out in radio in the 40s and 50s in Columbus, GA., Nick explains. He was a huge promoter of R&B back when it was still super segregated, and he was playing black music and putting on shows with Little Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers, a lot of Gospel shows. So we grew up hearing all these stories, listening to all this music. Our grandfather was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame posthumously. And my grandma all her photo albums are like Jackie Wilson shirtless backstage, hanging out. Not to mention how Nick and Peter used to raid their parents record collections, cutting their teeth on the likes of Buddy Holly, The Animals and The Kinks. Our favorite music comes from the 50s, Peter says, and that music influenced all the 60s bands we like.
The band has toured relentlessly across the U.S. and Europe building a diehard underground following while sharing bills with everyone from Cat Power and Feist to The Black Angels and Weezer, and also touring with Wavves, Best Coast, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead and fellow Atlantans The Black Lips.1. Rotten
3. Get Closer
4. Still Alive
5. Going Home
6. Knee Deep
7. Heading South
9. It's You
10. The Last Trace$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live In Memphis
Red Colored Vinyl
Only Known, Professionally Filmed Complete Big Star Concert!
The gig poster read: "BIG STAR IN THEIR FAREWELL U.S. PERFORMANCE." Luckily, this iconic Memphis band's homecoming show was
nothing of the kind. As Jody Stephens points out in his liner notes, "We
played Los Angeles three days later and went on to play together for
another 16 years. No one ever said anything about the poster."
Omnivore Recordings is proud to present Big Star's only known professionally filmed show in its entirety. Live In Memphis chronicles that
October 29, 1994 performance.
Contains Big Star classics like "Thank You Friends," "September Gurls,"
and "The Ballad Of El Goodo," Chris Bell's "I Am The Cosmos," and
covers of T.Rex, The Kinks, Todd Rundgren and more, performed by Big
Star: Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, and Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow
from The Posies.
Also included are notes from filmmaker Danny Graflund, Ardent Studios'
John Fry, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, and Ken Stringfellow. Per Omnivore tradition, the first pressing of the LP
will be 1,000 colored vinyl, with black to follow.
For the first time, you will not only be able to hear this legendary performance,
but see it, as well. You will be in the New Daisy Theatre experiencing
Big Star Live In Memphis!1. In The Street
2. Don't Lie To Me
3. When My Baby's Beside Me
4. I Am The Cosmos
5. Way Out West
6. Till The End Of The Day
7. The Ballad Of El Goodo
8. Back Of A Car
10. Daisy Glaze
11. Jesus Christ
12. For You
13. Baby Strange
15. September Gurls
16. Big Black Car
17. Thank You Friends
18. The Girl From Ipanema
19. Patty Girl
20. Slut$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
School Of Rock SoundtrackPressed On Red & Yellow Vinyl
The soundtrack that rocks as hard as the highly anticipated, laugh-out-loud hilarious film starring Jack Black and Joan Cusack. Featuring old-school hits from icons like Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, AC/DC, The Doors, and Black Sabbath - and teaching listeners a thing or two with newcomers The Darkness (The greatest rock'n'roll band of the last twenty years--Kerrang!) and two songs from Jack Black and his chorus of students. Rock Enroll...and educate yourself with a collection that plays like a virtual Cliff Notes of major hits.LP 1
1. School of Rock (School of Rock cast)
2. Your Head, Your Mind, Your Brain (vocal excerpt by School of Rock cast)
3. Substitute (The Who)
4. Fight (No Vacancy)
5. Touch Me (The Doors)
6. I Pledge Allegiance To the Band (vocal excerpt by School of Rock cast)
7. Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
8. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
9. Set You Free (The Black Keys)
10. Edge of Seventeen (Stevie Nicks)
11. Heal Me, I'm Heartsick (No Vacancy)
12. Growing On Me (The Darkness)
1. Ballrooms of Mars (T. Rex)
2. Those Who Can't Do... (vocal excerpt by School of Rock cast)
3. My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) (Anthology version - by Ramones)
4. T.V. Eye (Wylde Ratttz)
5. It's A Long Way To the Top (School of Rock cast)$32.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
AudioQuest Meteor Speaker Cable
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Full Range Termination with Banana (Silver) Plug*
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- Dielectric: Foamed-Polyethylene (For All Positive Conductors)
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- Metal: Solid 4 x PSS / 4 x PSC+