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  • Blood, Sweat, & Tears: 3 (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Blood, Sweat, & Tears: 3 (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Blood, Sweat, & Tears: 3 (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    1970 was a really good year for Blood, Sweat & Tears. The colourful, distinguished group was awarded a Grammy® in the categories "Album of the Year", "Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance", and "Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)".



    The concept of merging jazz, blues and arrangements of classical themes worked well, with music journalist Leonard Feather commenting that »it brought music into rock«.
    Everything seemed to be allowed - as long as it sounded good: almost spontaneously, it seems, the musicians develop a somewhat boozy, cheery Hi-De-Ho happening out of synthetically created chivalric fanfares, or conjure up a medieval scenario (The Battle) with the archaic sound of a harpsichord and solo voice. That caustic big-band soul (Lucrezia MacEvil) and seemingly familiar rock songs (Fire And Rain) find their niche here fits in with the free spirit of this third album, which boasts no otherwise specified title. One listens to this disc, wondering what surprise is in store in the next beat, the next phrase, the next number. And there is a wonderfully liberating feeling in knowing that nothing is a 'must' but all is allowed.



    Musicians:



    • David Clayton Thomas (vocal)

    • Fred Lipsius (alto saxophone, piano, vocal)

    • Lew Soloff (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Jerry Hyman (trombone)

    • Steve Katz (guitar, harmonica, vocal)

    • Dick Halligan (organ, piano, harmonica, trombone, flute, vocal)

    • Jim Fielder (bass)

    • Bobby Colomby (drums, percussion, vocal)




    Recording: 1970 by Roy Halee

    Production: Bobby Colomby and Roy Halee





    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. Hi-De-Ho
    2. The Battle
    3. Lucretia MacEvil
    4. Lucretia's Reprise
    5. Fire and Rain
    6. Lonesome Suzie
    7. Symphony For the Devil
    8. He's a Runner
    9. Somethin' Comin' On
    10. Forty Thousand Headmen
    Blood, Sweat And Tears
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    Blood, Sweat & Tears

    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Blood, Sweat & Tears are truly a worldwide gift to rock and jazz fusion enthusiasts everywhere. Over four
    decades in the music business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting singles continue to captivate millions of fans all over the globe.


    In 1968, BS&T's lead vocalist Al Kooper left and David Clayton-Thomas entered this stellar group of jazz
    and rock musicians, bringing a handful of new songs as they banged out their first major chart single with You've Made Me So Very Happy. The sound was new and exciting, the voice was thrilling, the horns meshed with rock and roll, fusing a brand new vibe, and the Blood, Sweat & Tears LP soared to the number one spot. It also received a Grammy for Album Of The Year in 1969.


    This masterpiece smash included enough traction to be called a greatest hits album in its own right. Especially when you get two more hit singles with Spinning Wheel (Grammy Award winner) and Laura Nyro's And When I Die. These radio and fan favorites graced the airwaves on the ever growing FM radio format and helped bolster even further the rest of the BS&T album with follow-up hits like the soulful tour de force of God Bless the Child, Traffic's Smiling Phases and of course Steve Katz's brilliant Sometimes in Winter. All in all, making this self-titled second album one of the most revered in their long-lasting and huge catalog of classic recordings.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears, as witnessed by their other
    fine recordings already on our label. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Blood, Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their second legendary masterpiece Blood, Sweat & Tears.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck, Yes, Deep Purple) for the first time on audiophile vinyl, the
    Blood, Sweat & Tears LP will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    titles in quite some time. We further enhance this limited anniversary edition with the original stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements. Blood, Sweat & Tears Impeccable first time audiophile stereo vinyl and gatefold cover From your friends at Friday Music.


    You've Made Me So Very Happy!

    1. Variations on a Theme By Eric Satie (1st and 2nd Movements)
    2. Smiling Phases
    3. Sometimes in Winter
    4. More and More
    5. And When I Die
    6. God Bless the Child
    7. Spinning Wheel
    8. You've Made Me So Very Happy
    9. Blues Part II
    10. Variations On A Theme By Eric Satie (1st Movement)
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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    Child Is Father To The Man

    Import

    Ranked 264/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Child Is Father to the Man is the debut album by Blood, Sweat & Tears. Originally released in February 1968, the album cover was considered quite innovative showing the band members sitting and standing with child-sized versions of themselves.


    Blood, Sweat & Tears was originally formed by Al Kooper. Members included at time of recording were Randy Brecker on trumpet, Bobby Colomby on drums, Steve Katz on guitar and Jim Fielder on bass amongst others. Child Is Father to the Man reached number 47 on Billboard's pop album chart and is considered an album which draws in folk, blues and jazz elements fusing with rock.

    1. Overture
    2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    3. Morning Glory
    4. My Days Are Numbered
    5. Without Her
    6. Just One Smile
    7. I Can't Quit Her
    8. Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
    9. Somethin' Goin' On
    10. House In The Country
    11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
    12. So Much Love/Underture
    Blood, Sweat And Tears
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Bloodlines (Box Set)

    4x Albums On 4x 33 RPM LPs


    In-Depth Essay By Lead Singer David Clayton-Thomas Highlights


    Booklet With Rare Photos


    Analogue Productions Box Set Tells The Story Behind The Groundbreaking Horn Band!


    Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Master Tapes


    Housed In A Custom-Designed Deluxe Hinged Box


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jackets From Stoughton Printing


    Now hear the music and read the complete story about how this legendary band succeeded, from the ultimate BS&T insider - singer David Clayton-Thomas himself! Bloodlines, from Analogue Productions, captures the BS&T sound as never before, on four remastered LPs - Child Is Father To The Man, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 and B, S & T 4. Each album was remastered from the original master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound in New York, and each was plated and pressed on deluxe 200-gram heavyweight vinyl at our own Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs. The jackets - from Stoughton Printing - are top-of-the-line, old-style tip-on showcasing immaculately reproduced artwork. The whole set comes in a custom designed deluxe hinged box.


    For this special box set, David Clayton-Thomas was gracious enough to contribute a wonderfully written essay telling the whole history of the band and its origins.


    Blood, Sweat & Tears was a runaway hit, spawning three gold-selling Top 10 singles, "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "Spinning Wheel," and "And When I Die," selling 3 million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.


    This is a momentous box set presenting a historically significant band in the deluxe fashion that it deserves.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Child Is The Father To The Man
    1. Overture
    2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    3. Morning Glory
    4. My Days Are Numbered
    5. Without Her
    6. Just One Smile
    7. I Can't Quit Her
    8. Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
    9. Somethin' Goin' On
    10. House In The Country
    11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
    12. So Much Love / Underture


    Blood, Sweat & Tears
    1. Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st And 2nd Movements)
    2. Smiling Phases
    3. Sometimes In Winter
    4. More And More
    5. And When I Die
    6. God Bless The Child
    7. Spinning Wheel
    8. You've Made Me So Very Happy
    9. Blues - Part II
    10. Variation On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement)


    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3
    1. Hi-De-Ho
    2. The Battle
    3. Lucretia Mac Evil
    4. Lucretia's Reprise
    5. Fire And Rain
    6. Lonesome Suzie
    7. Symphony For The Devil
    8. He's A Runner
    9. Somethin' Comin' On
    10. 40,000 Headmen


    Blood, Sweat & Tears 4
    1. Go Down Gamblin'
    2. Cowboys And Indians
    3. John The Baptist (Holy John)
    4. Redemption
    5. Lisa, Listen To Me
    6. A Look To My Heart (Instrumental)
    7. High On A Mountain
    8. Valentine's Day
    9. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
    10. For My Lady
    11. Mama Gets High
    12. A Look To My Heart

    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Child Is The Father To The Man (Speakers Corner)

    Ranked 264/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import

    There'll be disappointment in store for those who expect to hear the voice of David Clayton-Thomas when listening to the present Blood, Sweat & Tears LP, Child Is Father To The Man. Experts will know however that on the group's very first album they will get to hear the excellent Al Kooper. The man is far more than a singer, for he not only plays the piano and various other keyboards but has also composed almost all the numbers and made the arrangements for the string ensemble. Bluesy pieces such as I Love You More and I Can't Quit Her and the vocals from Kooper are the real gems here. The amalgamation of pop, classic and jazz, which was made so popular in the Sixties by such groups as Chicago Transit Authority, Colosseum and Soft Machine, is here combined by Blood, Sweat & Tears with the acid-folk-rock mix emanating from San Francisco.
    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Overture
    2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    3. Morning Glory
    4. My Days Are Numbered
    5. Without Her
    6. Just One Smile
    7. I Can't Quit Her
    8. Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
    9. Somethin' Goin' On
    10. House in the Country
    11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
    12. So Much Love/ Underture
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Blood, Sweat & Tears

    Import

    Originally released in 1963, Blood, Sweat and Tears is the fifteenth studio album by American icon Johnny Cash.


    Essentially the album is a collection of songs about the American working man. It includes the classic ballad The Legend of John Henry's Hammer and the single Busted. Five years after the release of Blood, Sweat and Tears, both songs appeared on one of Cash's most famous records, At Folsom Prison.


    The album's title is inspired by a quote from Winston Churchill, saying he can offer nothing but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. According to critics the album consists almost entirely of first-rate material and is an essential album in the Johnny Cash catalogue.

    1. The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer
    2. Tell Him I'm Gone
    3. Another Man Done Gone
    4. Busted
    5. Casey Jones
    6. Nine Pound Hammer
    7. Chain Gang
    8. Waiting For A Train
    9. Roughneck
    Johnny Cash
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3


    The Blood, Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Bs&t's Third Masterwork #1 Album - First Time Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover


    Featuring: David Clayton-Thomas, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Jim Fielder, Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius & Jerry Hyman


    Blood, Sweat & Tears are truly a worldwide gift to rock and jazz fusion enthusiasts everywhere. Over four
    decades in the music business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting singles continue to captivate
    millions of fans all over the globe.



    In 1969, BS&T's lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas entered this stellar group of jazz and rock musicians,
    bringing a handful of new songs as they delivered the monumental Grammy Album of the Year with Blood, Sweat &
    Tears.



    BS&T's sound was new and exciting, the songs were thrilling, their horns meshed with rock and roll, fusing a
    brand new vibe, which continued successfully on their third amazing album Blood, Sweat & Tears 3. Featuring a treasure
    trove of smash hit singles and FM radio deep track favorites, the LP soared to the number one spot.


    This masterwork smash included enough traction to be called a greatest hits album in its own right. Especially
    when you get 2 more hit singles with the Carole King favorite Hi De Ho and the David Clayton-Thomas rocker Lucretia
    MacEvil. These radio and fan favorites graced the airwaves for the better part of a year and helped bolster even further
    the rest of the BS&T album with follow-up hits like the soulful tour de force of James Taylor's Fire and Rain, another
    smash Traffic revisit with 40,000 Headmen and of course Steve Katz and Dick Halligan's brilliant The Battle. All in all,
    making their third album one of the most revered in their long-lasting and huge BS&T catalog of classic recordings.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears, as witnessed by their other fine
    recordings already on our label. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Blood,
    Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their third legendary masterpiece Blood, Sweat
    & Tears 3.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (BS&T, Chicago, Santana) for the first time on audiophile clear vinyl, the
    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 LP will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles
    in quite some time.


    We further enhance this limited anniversary clear vinyl edition with the original stunning gatefold cover featuring
    the original artwork elements. Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Impeccable first time audiophile stereo vinyl and gatefold
    cover From your friends at Friday Music. Hi-De-Ho!!!

    1. Hi-De-Ho
    2. The Battle
    3. Lucretia MacEvil
    4. Lucretia's Reprise
    5. Fire and Rain
    6. Lonesome Suzie
    7. Symphony for the Devil/Sympathy for the Devil
    8. He's a Runner
    9. Somethin' Comin' On
    10. 40,000 Headmen
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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    Blood, Sweat & Tears (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: July 13, 2018*


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Red Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears set the music world on fire back in the late sixties with their hypnotic blend of rock & jazz, augmented with brilliant & skillful musicianship. For their second LP Blood Sweat & Tears, Canadian powerhouse vocalist David Clayton-Thomas would help take the band to the top of all the popular music charts as the Lp would yield a plethora of hit singles.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like You've Made Me So Very Happy And When I Die & Spinning Wheel.


    As one of the most enduring albums in musical history, the Lp included significant album tracks like the Steve Katz masterpiece Sometimes In Winter & a stunning interpretation of Billie Holiday's classic God Bless The Child.


    The LP also includes a stellar rendition of Traffic's Smiling Phases & the blockbuster Blues Part II which truly makes this a memorable masterwork.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile red vinyl Blood, Sweat & Tears. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and pressed at R.T.I. The album will also be presented in the original stellar gatefold.


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. Variations on a Theme By Eric Satie (1st and 2nd Movements)
    2. Smiling Phases
    3. Sometimes in Winter
    4. More and More
    5. And When I Die
    6. God Bless the Child
    7. Spinning Wheel
    8. You've Made Me So Very Happy
    9. Blues Part II
    10. Variations On A Theme By Eric Satie (1st Movement)
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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    Blood, Sweat & Tears 4

    Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Blue Vinyl with Tri-Fold Cover


    For the first time in many years, Friday Music is proud to announce the new definitive remaster version of Blood, Sweat & Tears 1971 masterwork Blood, Sweat & Tears 4. Featuring the unmistakable voice of David Clayton Thomas, BST 4 yielded the band a platinum + l.p. effort with several hit singles like Lisa Listen To Me and the rocking Go Down Gamblin. The was the last album from the original line-up of charter members including David Clayton Thomas, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Lew Solof, etc. Even founder Al Kooper lends a hand on the project with his stunning arrangement and composition John The Baptist. Includes A+ remastering from the original Columbia vault tapes by Joe Reagoso (Boz Scaggs, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers) and original art elements
    not seen in years. The complete deal as you would expect from Friday Music. We can honesty say that we think this is the definitive best sounding version of this classic yet!

    1. Go Down Gamblin'
    2. Cowboys And Indians
    3. John The Baptist (Holy John)
    4. Redemption
    5. Lisa, Listen To Me
    6. A Look To My Heart
    7. High On A Mountain
    8. Valentine's Day
    9. Take Me In Your Arms
    10. For My Lady
    11. Mama Gets High
    12. A Look To My Heart (Duet)
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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    Blood, Sweat, & Tears

    With his Presley-like mystique, a strapping baritone voice and songs with universal lunchbucket appeal, Johnny Cash reached one of many career high-water marks with his sprawling 1963 epic, Blood, Sweat And Tears. From the perspiration-drenched, eight-minute version of The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer to Busted, Harlan Howard's down 'n' out hard-luck story, Cash made everything he recorded sound like it had been written just for him. This exact replica of Cash's 1963 classic -on rock-busting 180-gram Sundazed vinyl- shows Cash once again straddling the worlds of country, folk and pop like a black-clad behemoth: a once-in-a-generation artist whose revered work will live on forever.



    1. The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer
    2. Tell Him I'm Gone
    3. Another Man Done Gone
    4. Busted
    5. Casey Jones
    6. Nine Pound Hammer

    7. Chain Gang
    8. Waiting For A Train
    9. Roughneck
    Johnny Cash
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    Blood Sweat And Tears (Pure Pleasure)

    Winner of 3 Grammys in 1970 (Album of the Year, Best Arrangment for Spinning Wheel and Best Contemporary Instrumental Perfomance for Variations On A Theme By Erk Satie) this absolutely mind-blowing album peaked at #1 on the US Charts, staying there for seven weeks, going double platinum by the end of 1969 and stayed on the top 40 for 66 weeks. It's actually in the 13th place of the best selling albums from all time in the US with about 3 millions copies sold.


    Arguably, the Blood, Sweat & Tears that made this self-titled second album - consisting of five of the eight original members and four newcomers, including singer David Clayton-Thomas - was really a different group from the one that made Child Is Father To The Man, which was done largely under the direction of singer/songwriter/keyboard player/arranger Al Kooper. They had certain similarities to the original: the musical mixture of classical, jazz, and rock elements was still apparent, and the interplay between the horns and the keyboards was still occurring, even if those instruments were being played by different people.


    Kooper was even still present as an arranger on two tracks, notably the initial hit You've Made Me So Very Happy. But the second BS&T, under the aegis of producer James William Guercio, was a less adventurous unit, and, as fronted by Clayton-Thomas, a far more commercial one. Not only did the album contain three songs that neared the top of the charts as singles - You've Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel, and And When I Die - but the whole album, including an arrangement of God Bless The Child and the radical rewrite of Traffic's Smiling Phases, was wonderfully accessible. It was a repertoire to build a career on, and Blood, Sweat & Tears did exactly that, although they never came close to equaling this album.

    Musicians:



    • David Clayton Thomas (vocal)

    • Steve Katz (guitar, harmonica, vocal)

    • Dick Halligan (organ, piano, trombone, flute, vocal)

    • Fred Lipsius (alto saxophone, piano)

    • Lew Soloffm Chuck Winfield (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Jerry Hyman (trombone)

    • Jim Fielder (bass)

    • Bobby Colomby (drums, percussion, vocal)



    Recording: August and October 1968 by Roy Halee and Fred Catero

    Production: James William Guerico



    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. Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie
    2. Smiling Phases
    3. Sometimes in Winter
    4. More and More
    5. And When I Die
    6. God Bless The Child
    7. Spinning Wheel
    8. You've Made Me So Very Happy
    9. Blues - Part II
    10. Variations On A Theme By Erik State
    Blood, Sweat And Tears
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Blood, Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray from the original Columbia tapes!


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl: Blood, Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits. Pressed at R.T.I., long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles & solid album tracks like Spinning Wheel, And When I Die, & I Can't Quit Her truly resonate as you remember them now in the audiophile domain. To enhance your limited edition album experience, this first time audiophile release is now presented in a stunning gatefold cover!

    1. You've Made Me So Very Happy
    2. I Can't Quit Her
    3. Go Down Gamblin'
    4. Hi-De-Ho
    5. Sometimes In Winter
    6. And When I Die
    7. Spinning Wheel
    8. Lisa, Listen To Me
    9. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    10. Lucretia Mac Evil
    11. God Bless The Child
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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    Bloodlines (Box Set) (45 RPM)

    4x Albums On 8x 45 RPM LPs


    In-Depth Essay By Lead Singer David Clayton-Thomas Highlights


    Booklet With Rare Photos


    Analogue Productions Box Set Tells The Story Behind The Groundbreaking Horn Band!


    Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Master Tapes


    Housed In A Custom-Designed Deluxe Hinged Box


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jackets From Stoughton Printing


    Now hear the music and read the complete story about how this legendary band succeeded, from the ultimate BS&T insider - singer David Clayton-Thomas himself! Bloodlines, from Analogue Productions, captures the BS&T sound as never before, on four remastered LPs - Child Is Father To The Man, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 and B, S & T 4. Each album was remastered from the original master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound in New York, and each was plated and pressed on deluxe 200-gram heavyweight vinyl at our own Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs. The jackets - from Stoughton Printing - are top-of-the-line, old-style tip-on showcasing immaculately reproduced artwork. The whole set comes in a custom designed deluxe hinged box.


    For this special box set, David Clayton-Thomas was gracious enough to contribute a wonderfully written essay telling the whole history of the band and its origins.


    Blood, Sweat & Tears was a runaway hit, spawning three gold-selling Top 10 singles, "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "Spinning Wheel," and "And When I Die," selling 3 million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.


    This is a momentous box set presenting a historically significant band in the deluxe fashion that it deserves.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Child Is The Father To The Man (2 LPs)
    1. Overture
    2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    3. Morning Glory
    4. My Days Are Numbered
    5. Without Her
    6. Just One Smile
    7. I Can't Quit Her
    8. Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
    9. Somethin' Goin' On
    10. House In The Country
    11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
    12. So Much Love / Underture


    Blood, Sweat & Tears (2 LPs)
    1. Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st And 2nd Movements)
    2. Smiling Phases
    3. Sometimes In Winter
    4. More And More
    5. And When I Die
    6. God Bless The Child
    7. Spinning Wheel
    8. You've Made Me So Very Happy
    9. Blues - Part II
    10. Variation On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement)


    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (2 LPs)
    1. Hi-De-Ho
    2. The Battle
    3. Lucretia Mac Evil
    4. Lucretia's Reprise
    5. Fire And Rain
    6. Lonesome Suzie
    7. Symphony For The Devil
    8. He's A Runner
    9. Somethin' Comin' On
    10. 40,000 Headmen


    Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 (2 LPs)
    1. Go Down Gamblin'
    2. Cowboys And Indians
    3. John The Baptist (Holy John)
    4. Redemption
    5. Lisa, Listen To Me
    6. A Look To My Heart (Instrumental)
    7. High On A Mountain
    8. Valentine's Day
    9. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
    10. For My Lady
    11. Mama Gets High
    12. A Look To My Heart

    Blood, Sweat & Tears
    $264.99
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    Child Is The Father To The Man

    Ranked 264/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Although they would go on to become one of the most commercially successful acts of the 1970s, most observers agree that Blood, Sweat & Tears 1968 debut effort Child Is Father to the Man remains the ambitious ensembles finest and most enduring musical statement. The bands only album under the leadership of legendary singer / keyboardist Al Kooper, Child Is Father to the Man stands with such late-60s art-pop landmarks as the Zombies Odessey and Oracle and Loves Forever Changes in capturing the periods seemingly limitless creative possibilities.
    Child Is Father to the Man is a brilliant reflection of the desire of Koopera former member of the seminal Blues Project and a key collaborator in Bob Dylans early electric workto use an expanded instrumental lineup to explore a broader range of sounds, styles and compositional approaches. Towards that end, he launched Blood, Sweat & Tears, recruiting a stellar assortment of players from the worlds of rock and jazz, including ex-Blues Project guitarist Steve Katz, former Buffalo Springfield/Mothers of Invention bassist Jim Fielder, jazz drummer Bobby Colomby and noted jazz horn players Randy Brecker, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius and Jerry Weiss.


    The resulting album (produced by fabled studio genius John Simon) was a seamlessly eclectic psychedelic-rock-jazz-classical fusion, with such diverse tracks as Koopers gritty compositions I Cant Quit Her and I Love You More Than Youll Ever Know, as well as his playfully arty House in the Country and The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud, along with stirring readings of Tim Buckleys Morning Glory, Harry Nilssons Without Her and Randy Newmans Just One Smile.


    Koopers expansive musical vision may have been a bit too far ahead of its time. Although it was a favorite of early FM album-rock DJs, Child Is Father to the Man barely scraped the Billboard Top 50 and failed to produce a hit single. However, in the years since, the album has been widely recognized for its expressiveness and originality, and embraced by successive generations of listeners. For instance, it received a prominent placement in Rolling Stones 2003 ranking of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


    Now, Child Is Father to the Man is back in its original vinyl format with Sundazeds definitive new LP edition. With meticulously reproduced original cover art, this vintage musical landmark has been remastered from the original analog master tapes and is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl.

    1. Overture
    2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    3. Morning Glory
    4. My Days Are Numbered
    5. Without Her
    6. Just One Smile
    7. I Can't Quit Her
    8. Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
    9. Somethin' Goin' On
    10. House In The Country
    11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
    12. So Much Love/Underture
    Blood, Sweat And Tears
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    The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper

    In the wake of the success of their seminal 1968 Super Session release, blues-steeped guitar hero Mike Bloomfield (Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag) and multi-talented keyboardist/singer Al Kooper (Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears) teamed up again for a historic series of joint performances as San Francisco's legendary Fillmore West, which are documented on The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper.


    The resulting live album, culled from three nights' worth of shows and released in 1969, is a powerful testament to the formidable musical chemistry of these two rock legends, whose collaboration began when they played on Bob Dylan's classic Highway 61 Revisited. The Fillmore performances bring out the best in both musicians, who stretch out on assortment of tunes, including the Kooper/Bloomfield original Her Holy Modal Highness, Paul Simon's The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), The Band's The Weight, Booker T. and the MGs' Green Onions and Albert King's Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong, which features a rare Bloomfield vocal. The album also features guest appearances by Elvin Bishop and Carlos Santana.


    Unavailable in its original format for decades, The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper has been meticulously restored to its original double-LP form for this vinyl reissue, using Sundazed's exacting technical and aesthetic standards. The album is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl, and duplicates the album's original gatefold cover art, including legendary artist Norman Rockwell's iconic cover painting of Bloomfield and Kooper.

    1. Opening Speech
    2. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
    3. I Wonder Who
    4. Her Holy Modal Highness
    5. The Weight
    6. Mary Ann
    7. Together 'Til the End of Time
    8. That's All Right
    9. Green Onions
    10. Sonny Boy Williamson
    11. No More Lonely Nights
    12. Dear Mr. Fantasy
    13. Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
    14. Finale-Refugee
    Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper
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    Prisoner

    "...really freaky and psychedelic, so plan your drug usage accordingly. Not that one needs substances to dig this Dutch trio, whose instrumental makeup - guitar, organ and drums - and sound conjure hazy memories of The Doors, among other '60s greats. The group is already a big deal in France, and with the release of 'Prisoner,' they'll likely turn some heads - and blow some minds - here in the States." - Diffuser.FM


    After 97 shows in 2013 all over Europe and USA, Dutch psychedelic rockers BIRTH OF JOY have already proven to be a true live rock sensation! The band is Master in invoking a primal emotion that lays hidden in many of us. The kind of emotion that craves to burst out when you experience something pure, something real, something authentic. Well, these guys are exactly that, they ARE the real deal: sex, drugs and rock&roll! Blood, sweat and... well, mostly alcohol! Influenced by psychedelica, blues and steaming rock&roll this trio takes you back to the good old times of MC5, The Doors and even Pink Floyd. At the same time they introduce a modern twist influenced by stoner, grunge and punk and hence create their own sound! With a drum- player that could be John Bonham's son, an organist that harasses his instrument to death and a singer/guitarist that seems to be the power-incarnation of Jim Morrison, this band is bound to catapult psychedelic rock&roll back into our modern times with an energy you can't resist!


    The new album PRISONER was recorded and produced in November 2013 by Joris Wolff (e.g. De Staat, Within Temptation and Mister and Mississippi) and mastered by Brian Lucey (e.g. The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, David Lynch and Dr. John)

    1. The Sound
    2. How it Goes
    3. Keep Your Eyes Shut
    4. Three Day Road
    5. Grow
    6. Rock & Roll Show
    7. Longtime Boogie
    8. Mad Men
    9. Holding On
    10. Prisoner
    11. Clean Cut
    Birth of Joy
    $19.99
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    The Outsiders

    One of music's most electrifying entertainers and prolific songwriters, EMI Records Nashville's Eric Church, releases his fourth studio
    album, the aptly titled, THE OUTSIDERS. The release is the follow-up to his CMA and ACM Album of the Year, CHIEF, which has gone
    on to sell over 1.5 million records and produce two No. 1 singles, "Drink In My Hand" and "Springsteen" and three Top 10 hits since it's June 2011
    release.


    Church shared the news exclusively with Associated Press' Chris Talbott remarking, I'm interested to see what people think about them. I always say the
    songs are mine till the moment we release them, then they're the fans' (songs). I'm very anxious. I have a lot of anxiety to see what people think about
    what we've done."


    Church performed the album title and lead single, "The Outsiders," on The 47th Annual CMA Awards, airing live on ABC Television on Wednesday, Nov.
    6, where he was nominated for two CMA Awards this year: Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year (with Jason Aldean and Luke
    Bryan for "The Only Way I Know"). The song is an ode to the manner in which Church and his fans have built his career, as an inclusive group together
    fighting to have his music heard.


    Jay Joyce once again joins Church for production and songwriting collaborations. Church started writing for the release in 2012 while on his arena tour,
    Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. Talbott notes, "Some of the most striking moments [on THE OUTSIDERS] would seem odd to your local program director.
    There's a dark trilogy, for instance, that includes a dramatic recitation of the Shel Silverstein poem 'The Devil and Billy Markham.' 'Roller Coaster Ride'
    actually feels just like one. And album-closer, 'The Joint,' is an oddly affecting cross of Tom Waits and J.J. Cale."

    1. The Outsiders
    2. A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young
    3. Cold One
    4. Roller Coaster Ride
    5. Talladega
    6. Broke Record
    7. Like A Wrecking Ball
    8. That's Damn Rock & Roll
    9. Dark Side
    10. Devil, Devil (Prelude: Princess of Darkness)
    11. Give Me Back My Hometown
    12. The Joint
    Eric Church
    $34.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Shinola Runwell Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Shinola Runwell Turntable Quick View

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    Shinola Runwell Turntable



    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.


    Sourced From Manufacturers Across The Globe


    Built At The Shinola Audio Factory In The Flagship Detroit Store


    Shinola's first audio product is The Runwell Turntable, designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and easy to use by any music enthusiast. Featuring a built in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.


    Shinola partnered with VPI founder Harry Weisfield and his son Mat Weisfeld (President of VPI), the premier American maker of turntables for 40 years.


    After two years of work, blood, sweat, and tears our collaboration with Shinola has come to light," said Mat Weisfeld, President of VPI Industries. "This has been a labor of love to create an easy to use high end product with the quality and performance of a VPI and with the style and dedication of a Shinola product. The shared value of both companies is love for an American Made product and opportunity for the American worker."




    Shinola
    $2,500.00
    Runwell Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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    Smoke On This

    Who is Rex Brown?

    To the industry, fellow musicians, and a legion of fans around the world, he's the bassist for Pantera, one of the biggest hard rock and metal acts of the past few decades,alongside Nirvana and Metallica. They had Number One albums with minimal support from traditional commercial outlets and went platinum several times over. Pantera rode a groundswell of underground loyalty, earned through several years of blood, sweat, and road beers. Five major label albums, countless international tours, and a series of carnage-filled home videos cemented a legacy as large as their massive riffs and the band's insatiable appetites for mayhem, authenticity, and brotherhood.

    Brown wields a six-string guitar as confidently as he wore the bass in Pantera and Down. His engaging voice crackles with easygoing spirit and truth-telling power. It's a crunchy drawl that's down-to-earth, grippingly relatable, charmingly welcoming, and gritty, somewhere between the achingly resonant spiritual shamanism of Tom Waits and the instantly recognizable every man AM radio vibes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

    1. Lone Rider
    2. Crossing Lines
    3. Buried Alive
    4. Train Song
    5. Get Yourself Alright
    6. Fault Line
    7. What Comes Around...
    8. Grace
    9. So Into You
    10. Best Of Me
    11. One of These Days
    Rex Brown
    $23.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Shinola Runwell Turntable - Black/Silver (Open Box) Shinola Runwell Turntable - Black/Silver (Open Box) Quick View

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    Shinola Runwell Turntable - Black/Silver (Open Box)



    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.



    Open Box


    Sourced From Manufacturers Across The Globe


    Built At The Shinola Audio Factory In The Flagship Detroit Store


    Shinola's first audio product is The Runwell Turntable, designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and easy to use by any music enthusiast. Featuring a built in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.


    Shinola partnered with VPI founder Harry Weisfield and his son Mat Weisfeld (President of VPI), the premier American maker of turntables for 40 years.


    After two years of work, blood, sweat, and tears our collaboration with Shinola has come to light," said Mat Weisfeld, President of VPI Industries. "This has been a labor of love to create an easy to use high end product with the quality and performance of a VPI and with the style and dedication of a Shinola product. The shared value of both companies is love for an American Made product and opportunity for the American worker."




    Shinola
    $1,899.00
    Runwell Turntable - Open Box Buy Now
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    Surgical Steel

    Without a doubt, UK legends CARCASS have released several classic albums over the years and changed the trajectory of extreme metal with each consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (i.e. »Reek of Putrefaction«, »Symphonies of Sickness«) or creating the template for melodic death metal (i.e. »Heartwork«), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon their untimely demise in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would one day be exhumed from their premature grave. After an 18 year hiatus, CARCASS has been fully reanimated and it's safe to say, they haven't missed a pathological step.


    With »Surgical Steel«, CARCASS has risen to the occasion and given fans an album that holds up to their classic repertoire, delivering another milestone in their highly influential career. Everything a CARCASS fan could want is on this record, with every era of the band represented. Its genesis however was not without its fair share of blood, sweat and tears of course. Long-time producer Colin Richardson actually walked out on the mixing sessions after tracking, possibly burnt out from the stress of having to top such landmark productions as »Heartwork«. The equally renowned Andy Sneap (TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MEGADETH) stepped in at this time to mix the record, and put the finishing touches on their long-awaited masterpiece. The result is a combination of talent that should undoubtedly go unmatched for an undetermined stretch of time.


    In an era seemingly content to endlessly chug away at their e-strings in various rhythmic denominations, CARCASS has brought the power of the riff back to a generation. Songs like `The Master Butcher's Apron´, `Unfit for Human Consumption´, `The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills´, `Noncompliance to ASTM F899-12 Standard´, are sure to become classics and put an air-guitar in the hands of every man, woman and child within earshot. Only the choicest of cuts were made to bring us a record worthy of the CARCASS legacy. In short, »Surgical Steel« is just what the doctor ordered.

    1. 1985
    2. Thrasher's Abbatoit

    3. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
    4. A Congleated Clot Of Blood
    5. The Master Butcher's Apron

    6. Noncompliance To ASTM F899-12 Standard
    7. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
    8. Unfit For Human Consumption

    9. 316L Grade Surgical Steel
    10. Carcass
    11. Mount Of Execution
    12. Intensive Battery Brooding (DIGI bonus track)
    Carcass
    $24.99
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    The Recognitions

    While many couples can trace the real-time rise and fall of their
    relationship back to social media feeds and harried phone calls,
    Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church have channeled the highs
    and lows of their storybook courtship into something else
    entirely: the explosive, discomforting confessionals of
    Exitmusic. The mercurial project started the year they got
    married (2004) and all-but-imploded during their recent divorce,
    but not before the duo wrapped its most fully realized collection
    of beautifully damaged music yet titled The Recognitions.


    It wasn't easy, though, for the band has always had to balance
    its writing and recording sessions with Palladino's career as an
    actress in such acclaimed television shows as Halt and Catch
    Fire, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Storytelling and Before
    the Devil Knows You're Dead.


    Our relationship finally cracked when Aleksa took a break from
    recording to work on a film in Iowa, explains Church. It takes
    place on a lake so deep, indigenous people believed it had no
    bottom, and was a portal to the spirit world. When Aleksa
    returned from shooting, I could tell immediately something
    major had shifted. She described an experience of standing up
    in a boat on the lake and seeing her reflection in the water, and
    having the realization that we had only been living on the
    surface of life-that there were fathomless depths to be
    explored if we were able to set each other free.


    That feeling makes itself known right from the very beginning of
    The Recognitions, as Crawl abruptly shifts from a sinister-butsubdued
    intro-think: Beach House re-scoring Suspiria-to a
    full-on exorcism, a fearless, fang-baring fight for one's life that
    leaves a trail of blood, sweat, and tears behind. Things slow
    down slightly amid the quivering strings, bold shuffleboard
    beats, and minor-key melodies of Iowa, but there's no
    denying what a wildly expressive diary entry this album is by its
    end. That goes for everything from the bittersweet piano
    balladry of The Distance to the queasy rhythms and delirious
    hooks of Criminal.

    1. Crawl
    2. Iowa
    3. Closer
    4. Gold Coast
    5. To The Depths
    6. I'll Never Know
    7. Criminal
    8. Trumpets Fade
    9. Distance
    Exitmusic
    $20.99
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    Super Session (Speakers Corner)

    The musicians are aiming high with their desire for a "Super Session", for it's not something that can be planned. Only when the time, place, and audience play along, when one's lucky star is shining brightly, and the musicians have a good day, then one of music's great moments might be captured on tape. Not forgetting the recording technicians who also have to be in the mood!



    In 1968 this all happened to be the case with the majority of the nine numbers on the Columbia LP: Season Of The Witch (written by Donovan) in its present version is one of them, as well as You Don't Love Me and the Dylan classic It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry. All in all, one must consider the numbers with Steve Stills as most successful in the sense of a session because here each musician inspires the others. In the super session with Kooper and Bloomfield, the guitarist stands in the limelight while the other musicians back him up.



    Very often the three soloists even surpass the greatest moments of their own groups (Al Kooper's Blood, Sweat & Tears; Mike Bloomfield's Electric Flag; Steven Stills's Buffalo Springfield). In 1968 the magazine Rolling Stone judged this album to be one of the best releases of the year: an accolade which is completely justified and is still valid to this day. What better reason to get your copy of this "highly recommended" album without delay.



    Musicians:



    • Mike Bloomfield

    • Steven Stills (electric guitar)

    • Al Kooper (piano, organ, vocals, guitar, electric guitar)

    • Barry Goldberg (electric piano)

    • Harvey Brooks (bass)

    • Eddie Hoh (drums)




    Production: Al Kooper




    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.



    Albert's Shuffle
    Stop
    Man's Temptation
    His Holy Modal Majesty
    Really
    It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
    Season Of The Witch
    You Don't Love Me
    Harvey's Tune
    Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steven Stills
    $44.99
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    Afro Classic (Speakers Corner)

    In the Seventies, fusion was a popular pigeonhole for music somewhere between jazz and pop. At the same time it was also an often used, belittling term employed by critics and representatives of 'pure' jazz, who never wanted to listen to it, let alone include any of the numerous LPs in their collection.



    Forty years later, the dust has settled. Flautist Hubert Laws' recordings not only for the Atlantic but also the CTI labels are treasured - especially the present LP, which was produced by the 'Master of Sound' Creed Taylor. Now these crossover numbers from the worlds of classic, jazz, pop and easy listening are available once more. Discover, for example, Al Kooper's composition Fire And Rain (more familiar are the versions from Blood, Sweat & Tears and James Taylor), the famous theme music from the film Love Story, and three classical compositions by J. S. Bach and Mozart. All have been given a facelift and with such super sidemen ranging from Ron Carter to Bob James and a superb Freddie Waits on the drums, they are a real treat.
    So cast aside any preconceptions and enjoy this meticulous production and the clear reproduction on vinyl.



    Musicians:



    • Hubert Laws (flute)

    • Don Sebesky (arranger)

    • Fred Alston, Jr. (bassoon)

    • Bob James (electric piano)

    • Gene Bertoncini (guitar)

    • David Friedman (vibraphone)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Airto, Richie 'Pablo' Landrum (percussion)

    • Fred Waits (drums)




    Recording: December 1970 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

    Production: Creed Taylor





    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. Fire and Rain
    2. Allegro from Concerto No. 3 in D
    3. Theme from Love Story
    4. Passacaglia in C Minor
    5. Flute Sonata in F
    Hubert Laws
    $34.99
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