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  • Bloodlines (Box Set) (45 RPM) Bloodlines (Box Set) (45 RPM) Quick View

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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
    $299.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set 45 RPM - 8 LPs 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
    $199.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits Blood, Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits Quick View

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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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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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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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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Child Is The Father To The Man (Speakers Corner) Child Is The Father To The Man (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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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    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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    Child Is Father To The Man

    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
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blood, Sweat, & Tears: 3 (Speakers Corner) Blood, Sweat, & Tears: 3 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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

    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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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 4 Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 Quick View

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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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  • 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
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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

    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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    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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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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    Super Session

    This historic 1968 summit meeting features three of the era's greatest musical talents: blues guitar hero extraordinaire Mike Bloomfield, multi-talented keyboard visionary Al Kooper and Buffalo Springfield/CSNY founder and ace axeman Stephen Stills.


    After achieving prominence for his work as a member of the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears, and for his role in Bob Dylan's transition to electric rock, Kooper hit upon the idea of cutting a rock album using the same approach that was the standard methof for jazz recordings: Pick a leader or two co-leaders, hire appropriate sidemen, pick some tunes, make some up and record an entire album on the fly in one or two days.


    The project grew into Super Session, which combines a side of live-in-the-studio performances by Kooper and Bloomfield and a side featuring Kooper and Stephen Stills. Instrumental support was provided by bassist Harvey Brooks and keyboardist Barry Goldberg, both of the Electric Flag, and a veteran session drummer Eddie Hoh. Super Session proved to be both a commercial smash and a seminal influence, becoming the biggest-selling release of Bloomfield's career and inspiring countless other artists to attempt similar studio-jam recording projects.


    Out of print on vinyl for more than two decades, Super Session has been meticulously restored for the LP reissue, using Sundazed's usual exacting standards. The album is pressed on high-quality, high definition vinyl, and features the original cover art reproduced in its entirety.

    1. Albert's Shuffle
    2. Stop
    3. Man's Temptation
    4. His Holy Modal Majesty
    5. Really
    6. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
    7. Season of the Witch
    8. You DOn't Love Me
    9. Harvey's Tune
    Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steven Stills
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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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Blood, Sweat & Tears

    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
    $34.99
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  • 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
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Surgical Steel (Picture Disc)


    Limited Edition Decibel Tour Picture Disc


    Limited to 2500 Copies


    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 Abattoir
    3. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
    4. A Congealed Clot of Blood
    5. The Master Butcher's Apron
    6. Noncompliance to ASTM F 899-12 Standard
    7. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
    8. Unfit for Human Consumption
    9. 316 L Grade Surgical Steel
    10. Captive Bolt Pistol
    11. Mount of Execution
    Carcass
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
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    Return Of Saturn

    Just like the heavenly occasion which inspires its name, Return of Saturn, the latest album from Southern California rock band No Doubt, is best experienced with both feet firmly on the ground, and with eyes and ears held wide open.


    The album's title refers to the notion that in the first 29 years of someone's life (the same time it takes the planet Saturn to orbit the Sun), a person is only beginning to understand himself or herself, which, singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani explains, helped her to discern her own place in life as she turned 30 years old. I wrote the song 'Artificial Sweetener', Gwen says, which has the line, 'the Return of Saturn, assessing my life, second guessing.' From the time you're born till the time Saturn returns to that point is a time of reassessment and a growing period, where you second-guess everything, and you clear out things that are going to be in the way of moving on in your life. I really did feel like I was going through a transitional phase in my life as I made this album. I think the name Return of Saturn is relevant in the sense that it shows how we've grown as a band, and as songwriters.


    The culmination of two years of creative blood, sweat and tears for the quartet, Return of Saturn is a bold and exciting coming-of-age saga. An intimate view of the world as seen by a group of musicians and friends who watched their humble worlds turned literally upside-down by the unexpected (though well-deserved) success of No Doubt's third album, Tragic Kingdom. While that youthful recording reflects the concerns and observations of a band at the edge of possibility, Return of Saturn represents that same group looking collectively inward. What they saw and what they created those two years, will surprise and fascinate you. Who am I, and how did I get to this point in my life, when I thought I was going to be something completely different? -- that pretty much sums up the subject of this album, says Gwen.


    Return of Saturn was recorded in two Los Angeles studios during 1998 and 1999. Twelve of the album's 13 songs were produced by Glen Ballard, (Alanis Morissette, Aerosmith), whose contribution was a key ingredient in the album's creation. In our band, everyone has such strong opinions that if you put the four of us in the room together you could have some troubles, says bassist Tony Kanal. But if you get somebody as experienced as Glen, not only as a producer but as a songwriter, you can bounce ideas off him and get some really cool objective answers, and it helps level the creative playing field.


    One song on the album, New (also heard on the GO soundtrack) was produced by the band with Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, Live). It was fun to start with a clean slate and create something brand new, says guitarist Tom Dumont, who also wrote much of the album's music. We hadn't really done much writing on the road, so when it came time, we had to come up with the entire record. Every time we wrote a song it was like having a baby. It's such a good feeling to sit down with an acoustic guitar and a tape recorder, and later to have created something really cool.


    In light of the international success of Tragic Kingdom (more than 15 million copies sold worldwide, including over 11 million in the U.S.), the four band members were bound to be subject to any number of outside influences and pressures when it came time to make their follow-up.


    But as it turned out, the band was able to turn any outside distraction to their ultimate benefit, beginning with pre-production and writing sessions at a rented Hollywood Hills house. I remember being in a very open, optimistic mood, says Tony, getting the house up in the hills, and just feeling like we had time to do it right. There was no deadline to deliver a record, so I remember not feeling pressure. It just felt like a good place to be, creatively.


    Drummer Adrian Young agrees: We were just more conscious of the fact that we're following a huge record, and we need good songs, but I don't know what kind of album we wanted, or expected to make. It was very experimental most of the time. In fact, we didn't have any predisposition about it. That's always a good way for us to approach the music. We've always been across the board, stylistically, and I'm glad we didn't lose that part of the band, he says.


    Songs on Return of Saturn like Marry Me, Simple Kind of Life and the album's first single Ex Girlfriend show vocalist Gwen Stefani in a reflective and unashamedly romantic mood, traits which she says are often overlooked in her hectic life. I think I am a romantic at heart, but my life in a lot of ways these days doesn't reflect that, she remarks. So I have this inner conflict about it, and this guilt about it. I'm very hopeful that someday those things will happen in my life, because it's all I've ever dreamed of. But right now it seems like my life doesn't have any room for it, and I won't make any room for it because I'm so passionate about what No Doubt is doing right now.


    The music on each of No Doubt's three previous albums (1992's No Doubt, 1995's Beacon Street Incident, Tragic Kingdom) runs the stylistic gamut, mixing in as many influences as the band members can think of, and this collection is no different. Tom says the band has few rules when it comes to songwriting. We discovered a way to write on songs like Just a Girl and Spiderwebs and some of the older ones, which we incorporated when we started this album, and that was that there were no preconceived ideas at all. We would sit down in a room with a tape recorder and acoustic guitars and start improvising things. All the songs were written very spontaneously, starting from a blank slate every time.


    The truth is, I feel like I've been turned inside-out after writing this album, adds Gwen. It's everything that I have been in the last two years, which have been really hard years for me. I just feet this sense of accomplishment, and this lightness has come over me since the album has been finished. It's so rewarding to be done and feel so proud of it, I can't wait for people to hear it.

    LP1
    1. Ex-Girlfriend
    2. Simple Kind of Life
    3. Bathwater
    4. Six Feet Under
    5. Magic's in the Makeup
    6. Artificial Sweetener
    7. Marry Me


    LP2
    1. New
    2. Too Late
    3. Comforting Lie
    4. Suspension Without Suspense
    5. Staring Problem
    6. Home Now
    7. Dark Blue

    No Doubt
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Now That Everything's Been Said

    We all know the Carole King who wrote some of the biggest hits of the '60s, from "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" to "Pleasant Valley Sunday," via "The Locomotion" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." We also know the singer-songwriter behind Tapestry, the album that launched King as a solo singer in her own right. But in between-and not nearly as well known-is King's band, The City, and their album, Now That Everything's Been Said.


    By the mid-'60s, King's marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she'd written many of those wonderful hits, had hit the rocks. A divorce loomed, and King all but retired to raise their two daughters. She headed west to Laurel Canyon in '67, taking the children with her, and made the previously unlikely move of joining a progressive folk-rock band. King formed The City with future husband Charles Larkey on bass and Danny Kortchmar on guitar and vocals. With King on piano and vocals, they created a folk rock sound that pre-empted the singer-songwriter boom of the '70s.


    Produced by Lou Adler and featuring Jimmy Gordon on drums, The City's sound is deep and soulful, imperfect but passionate. And the songs, with King writing or co-writing all but one, are as exceptional as you'd expect and as widely covered as her factory work. "Now That Everything's Been Said" was a hit for American Spring, "A Man Without A Dream" was tackled by The Monkees, and "Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)" was a hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears. Central to the album's appeal is King's own stirring reading of her track "Wasn't Born To Follow," covered masterfully by The Byrds for the Easy Rider soundtrack.


    King had been used to a life on the sidelines, and her stage fright left the trio unable to tour the LP which adversely affected their fortunes. That, plus some behind-the-scenes distribution problems, meant the album was quickly deleted, and it remained so for the next thirty years-partly at King's request. Even so, its failure was a surprise to those concerned. "I was 26 when Now That Everything's Been Said was released in 1968," King says of the album. "[We] expected it to zoom to the top of the charts within, at most, a few weeks. Individually and together, we optimistically imagined the album's success as if it had already happened. Danny and Charlie kept telling each other, 'It's a great album. The City is gonna be Number 1 with a bullet!'


    Listening now, you can feel the threads that lead to Tapestry and to the hugely successful performing career that followed. It's not so much an oddity in King's work as the missing link between her two lives. Reissued here in deluxe vinyl, this is, at long last, a chance to own this lost album.

    1. Snow Queen
    2. I Wasn't Born To Follow
    3. Now That Everything's Been Said
    4. Paradise Alley
    5. Man Without A Dream
    6. Victim Of Circumstance
    7. Why Are You Leaving
    8. Lady
    9. My Sweet Home
    10. I Don't Believe It
    11. That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)
    12. All The Time
    The City
    $22.99
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    Jaco Pastorius (Out Of Stock)

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI


    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets


    Limited to Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies!


    Jaco Pastorius' eponymous 1976 solo debut was originally released in 1976 on Epic Records. Produced by Blood Sweat & Tears founder Bobby Colomby, the 9-song set features eight definitive originals and a transcription of the bebop standard Donna Lee, all showcasing Jaco's genius as both an instrumentalist and composer.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Donna Lee
    2. Come On, Come Over
    3. Continuum
    4. Kuru / Speak Like a Child
    5. Portrait of Tracy
    6. Opus Pocus
    7. Okonkole Y Trompa
    8. (Used to Be A) Cha-Cha
    9. Forgotten Love
    Jaco Pastorius
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Blood, Sweat And Tears (Out Of Stock)

    Winner of three Grammy Awards in 1970, this absolutely mind-blowing album peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, staying there for seven weeks, going double platinum by the end of 1969 and stayed on the Top 40 for 66 weeks.


    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 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.


    Features:

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    Double LP

    Pressed at RTI

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    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


    LP 2
    1. Spinning Wheel
    2. You've Made Me So Very Happy
    3. Blues - Part II
    4. Variations On A Theme By Erik State

    Blood, Sweat And Tears
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • Blood Sweat And Tears (Pure Pleasure) (Out Of Stock) Blood Sweat And Tears (Pure Pleasure) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Blood Sweat And Tears (Pure Pleasure) (Out Of Stock)

    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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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