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  • Blue & Lonesome Blue & Lonesome Quick View

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    Blue & Lonesome

    Pressed On Two 180 Gram LPs And Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve


    "This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do."


    -Don Was, Co-Producer of 'Blue & Lonesome'


    The Rolling Stones are set to release 'Blue & Lonesome', their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded in just three days in London, England, 'Blue & Lonesome' takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones.


    Their approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band - Mick Jagger (vocals & harp), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (guitar) were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and, for two of the twelve tracks, by old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.


    'Blue & Lonesome' sees the Rolling Stones tipping their hats to their early days as a blues band when they played the music of Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf - artists whose songs are featured on this album.

    LP 1
    1. Just Your Fool
    2. Commit A Crime
    3. Blue And Lonesome
    4. All Of Your Love
    5. I Gotta Go
    6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing


    LP 2
    1. Ride 'Em On Down
    2. Hate To See You Go
    3. Hoo Doo Blues
    4. Little Rain
    5. Just Like I Treat You
    6. I Can't Quit You Baby

    The Rolling Stones
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    New Moon Daughter


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Singer Cassandra Wilson, who has had a rather diverse career that has ranged from the free funk of M-Base to standards à la Betty Carter, has in recent times adopted a folk-oriented style a little reminiscent of Nina Simone. On New Moon Daughter her repertoire ranges from U2 to Son House, from Hoagy Carmichael to Hank Williams (I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry); it is certainly the only album ever that contains both the Monkees' Last Train to Clarksville and Strange Fruit.


    - Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Strange Fruit
    2. Love Is Blindness
    3. Solomon Sang
    4. Death Letter
    5. Skylark
    6. Find Him
    7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


    LP 2
    1. Last Train To Clarksville
    2. Until
    3. A Little Warm Death
    4. Memphis
    5. Harvest Moon
    6. 32-20

    Cassandra Wilson
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  • The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone Quick View

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    The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone

    Lee Ann Womack, one of the most distinctive and decorated vocalists in modern music, will make her debut for ATO Records with the release of 'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,' an album that mixes the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas, into an audacious, sharp-edged work of art. Produced by Womack's husband and fellow Texan Frank Liddell (fresh off a 2017 ACM Album of the Year win for Miranda Lambert's 'The Weight of These Wings'), and featuring songs mostly co-written by Womack, 'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,' is her most personal album to date, marking the culmination of a journey that began with her 2005 CMA Album of the Year 'There's More Where That Came From' toward an authentic American music that celebrates her roots and adds to the canon.


    'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone' features fourteen new songs, recorded with Womack's core band of top shelf musicians including bassist Glenn Worf, songwriters and guitarists Wright, Payne and Ethan Ballinger, and drummer Jerry Roe. The album was mostly recorded at the legendary SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX. Formerly known as Gold Star and open since 1941, SugarHill is one of the oldest continuously run studios in the country and home to seminal early recordings by many artists who had a formative influence on Womack, including George Jones, Willie Nelson and Lightnin' Hopkins. Among the album's three cover songs, Womack recorded a haunting version of George Jones' Take the Devil Out of Me standing on the same gold star linoleum floor where he cut the 1959 original.


    I wanted to get out of Nashville, and tap the deep music and vibe of East Texas, says Womack. I wanted to make sure this record had a lot of soul in it, because real country music has soul. I wanted to remind people of that.


    'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone' follows Womack's acclaimed 2014 album 'The Way I'm Livin',' which SPIN deemed the best of her career to date. Highlights from that career include performances for presidents and other world leaders, duets partners ranging from George Strait to John Legend, a Grammy, five Academy of Country Music awards, and six Country Music Association awards including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, and two Singles of the Year.

    1. All The Trouble
    2. The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
    3. He Called Me Baby
    4. Hollywood
    5. End of the End of the World
    6. Bottom of the Barrel
    7. Shine On Rainy Day
    8. Mama Lost Her Smile
    9. Wicked
    10. Long Black Veil
    11. Someone Else's Heartache
    12. Sunday
    13. Talking Behind Your Back
    14. Take The Devil Out Of Me
    Lee Ann Womack
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    Almost Blue

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Elvis Costello's impressive album of country covers is now available on 180-gram vinyl re-mastered from the original master tapes. This unique album includes "What A Good Year For The Roses" and country covers of classics from the likes Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons and more.


    Elvis Costello was so enamored with American country music when he finally discovered it, he was motivated to record Almost Blue. Renowned as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic covers albums ever made, the 12-song set finds the iconic singer/songwriter interpreting standards by the likes of Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and other legends. Replete with heartbreak, lonesomeness, boozing, cheating, and dreaming, it's laden with country and westerns customary themes and dignified by one of the finest performances of Costello and the Attractions peerless career.


    1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams)
    2. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson)
    3. Success (Johnny Mullins)
    4. Hot Burrito #1 (Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge)
    5. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
    6. Brown to Blue (George Jones, Virginia Franks)
    7. A Good Year for the Roses (Jerry Chesnut)
    8. Sittin' and Thinkin' (Charlie Rich)
    9. Colour of the Blues (Lawton Williams, George Jones)
    10. Too Far Gone (Billy Sherrill)
    11. Honey Hush (Lou Willie Turner)
    12. How Much I Lied (Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin)
    Elvis Costello
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    Almost Blue

    Costellos Soulful Country & Western Covers Album Tackles Standard Tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, and More


    Expertly Played 1981 Set Marks the Second of the Encyclopedic Pop Musicians Many Forays Into Multiple Styles


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Knockout Sonics Present Costellos Close-Up Vocals, Steve Nieves Piano, and the Pedal-Steel Guitars in Great Relief


    Elvis Costello was so enamored with American country music when he finally discovered it, he was motivated to record Almost Blue. Renowned as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic covers albums ever made, the 12-song set finds the iconic singer/songwriter interpreting standards by the likes of Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and other legends. Replete with heartbreak, lonesomeness, boozing, cheating, and dreaming, its laden with country and westerns customary themes and dignified by one of the finest performances of Costello and the Attractions peerless career.


    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition 180g LP opens up the soundstages, clears previously muddled midrange frequencies, and places the imaging of the various country-tuned instruments into clear focus. For the first time, listeners can hear just how much of himself Costello invests in the vocal performances, while the Attractions dont miss a beat, particularly pianist Steve Nieve and guest musician John McFee. Moreover, the strings (when employed) take on new life, and the records cover art, a take-off on Kenny Burrells Midnight Blue, is faithfully reproduced.


    At the time of the albums recording in 1981, Costello was admittedly emotionally shattered. The title of the effort isnt merely coincidental. Feeling dejected and disenchanted, the vocalist had been put through the ringer: His pop stardom yielded one incredible record after another, but Costellos marriage was in tatters, his behavior deplorable, and his reputation tarnished by a famous drunken incident that shamed him for decades. In addition, he chose to follow his string of original LPs up with the soul- and R&B-minded Get Happy, a creative masterwork that nonetheless caused some of his mainstream fans to believe hed abandon his hit-making pedigree.


    So he did what any self-respecting, astute musician would want to do: Cut a country and western record steeped in heartbreak, fragility, sadness, despair, and beer-glass-raising spirit. Largely informed by the stacks of country LPs he bought in used shops during U.S. tours, and in the ideal frame of mind, Costello sought out not to make standards such as Sweet Dreams, Too Far Gone, Honey Hush, and Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down his own but to put a unique spin on the darkness, surprise, soulfulness, foreboding, and authenticity that they contain within.


    With each note, Costello succeeds and exceeds expectations, turning in versions that sound both old and new. Such timelessness, and the confluence of contemporary and traditional, distinguishes Almost Blue from nearly every other country tribute album made by pop/rock artists before and since. Costello and the Attractions embody the deep sentiments attached to these weeping ballads, tear-jerking lullabies, honky-tonk rave-ups, and playful shuffles in an incredibly convincing manner. Producer George Sherrill, famous for working with the likes of Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and Marty Robbins, and brought on board specifically for the project, frames the music with the perfect blend of grit and professionalism.


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    1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams)
    2. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson)
    3. Success (Johnny Mullins)
    4. Hot Burrito #1 (Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge)
    5. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
    6. Brown to Blue (George Jones, Virginia Franks)
    7. A Good Year for the Roses (Jerry Chesnut)
    8. Sittin' and Thinkin' (Charlie Rich)
    9. Colour of the Blues (Lawton Williams, George Jones)
    10. Too Far Gone (Billy Sherrill)
    11. Honey Hush (Lou Willie Turner)
    12. How Much I Lied (Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin)
    Elvis Costello
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    Blue Moon Swamp

    20th Anniversary Edition


    Blue Moon Swamp is the fifth solo studio album by American singer/songwriter John Fogerty, originally released on May 20, 1997. Guest musicians, the Lonesome River Band, were invited to join in on backing vocals on Southern Streamline and Rambunctious Boy. Other vocal backing was provided by The Waters on Blueboy and The Fairfield Four on A Hundred and Ten in the Shade. Luis Conte accompanied on select songs as a guest percussionist.


    *Cover art is subject to change.

    1. Southern Streamline
    2. Hot Rod Heart
    3. Blueboy
    4. A Hundred and Ten in the Shade
    5. Rattlesnake Highway
    6. Bring It Down to Jelly Roll
    7. Walking in a Hurricane
    8. Swamp River Days
    9. Rambunctious Boy
    10. Joy of My Life
    11. Blue Moon Nights
    12. Bad Bad Boy
    John Fogerty
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    More Primitive

    "More Primitive" finds Seattle's Lonesome Shack exploring the depths of boogie and country blues. The trio's sound is raw and immediate with finger-picked guitar lines, soulful crooning and big danceable grooves. Ben Todd's introspective lyrics take the American blues tradition to a new level, examining personal history, loss of friends, and a burning desire to get to the primitive core of life.
    1. Wrecks
    2. Head Holes
    3. Old Dream
    4. More Primitive
    5. Die Alone
    6. Medicine
    7. Chompin At The Noose
    8. Trying To Forget
    9. Big Ditch
    10. Evil
    Lonesome Shack
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  • 20 Greatest Hits 20 Greatest Hits Quick View

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    20 Greatest Hits

    It's still sobering to realize that Hank recorded just 66 songs during his lifetime, almost all of them essential. Here are those that serve as a working definition of country music, and as an admonition to artists who try to get too wordy or try to lose themselves in minor keys. Your Cheatin' Heart, HonkyTonk Blues, Cold, Cold Heart, Lovesick Blues, You Win Again, I Can't Help It, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, and the rest.
    1. Your Cheatin' Heart
    2. Move It On Over

    3. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    4. Ramblin' Man
    5. My Heart Would Know
    6. Kaw-Liga
    7. Cold, Cold Heart

    8. Lovesick Blues

    9. Honky Tonk Blues

    10. Honky Tonkin'

    11. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
    12. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
    13. Hey, Good Lookin'
    14. Window Shopping
    15. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
    16. Half As Much
    17. Why Don't You Love Me
    18. You Win Again
    19. Baby We're Really In Love
    20. Take These Chains From My Heart
    Hank Williams
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    Carla

    Paired with Stax writing whiz-kids Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Thomas had her greatest chart run, beginning with the hit B-A-B-Y and continuing with Let Me Be Good to You. Both of those appear here, alongside evocative slabs of country-soul in covers of Hank Williams's I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry and Patsy Cline's I Fall to Pieces. For good measure, Thomas also tries her hand at the blues with covers of Howlin' Wolf's Little Red Rooster and Jimmy Reed's Baby What You Want Me to Do?

    - Rob Bowman (AllMusic.com)

    1. B-A-B-Y
    2. Red Rooster
    3. Let Me Be Good To You
    4. I Got You, Boy
    5. Medley:
    - Baby What You Want Me To Do
    - For Your Love
    6. What Have You Got To Offer Me
    7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    8. I Fall To Pieces
    9. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    10. Fate
    11. Looking Back
    Carla Thomas
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    Alone (Volume 1)

    First Time On Vinyl On Fat Possum Records


    Liner Notes By Robert Palmer


    This brooding lesson in the Three D's of the blues--despair, death, and desire--is a window into the melancholy soul of Hooker's art. Each of the two discs are separate sets from a '70s solo concert at New York City's Hunter College. And by the time Hooker asks How deep and how low can you git? near the performance's end, we already know. It's not merely the profound darkness of these tales--in which Hooker becomes a killer, a TB victim, an abandoned lover--but the pain with which he suffuses his pinched, red-clay voice. Then there's his guitar, constantly working idiosyncratic variations on his patented boogie; sliding and snapping out replies to the tense lyrics of Jesse James or his improvised lonesome wail Tired of Being Your Doggie. Throughout, Hooker exercises his command of tension and drama.


    - Ted Drozdowski

    1. I Miss You So

    2. Jesse James

    3. Dark Room

    4. I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive

    5. Boogie Chillum
    6. When My First Wife Left Me
    7. Boom Boom
    8. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    John Lee Hooker
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    Alone (Volume 2)

    First Time On Vinyl On Fat Possum Records


    Liner Notes By Robert Palmer


    This brooding lesson in the Three D's of the blues--despair, death, and desire--is a window into the melancholy soul of Hooker's art. Each of the two discs are separate sets from a '70s solo concert at New York City's Hunter College. And by the time Hooker asks How deep and how low can you git? near the performance's end, we already know. It's not merely the profound darkness of these tales--in which Hooker becomes a killer, a TB victim, an abandoned lover--but the pain with which he suffuses his pinched, red-clay voice. Then there's his guitar, constantly working idiosyncratic variations on his patented boogie; sliding and snapping out replies to the tense lyrics of Jesse James or his improvised lonesome wail Tired of Being Your Doggie. Throughout, Hooker exercises his command of tension and drama.


    - Ted Drozdowski

    1. Feel Good

    2. Some People

    3. T.B.

    4. Baby, Please Don't Go
    5. Mama Killed A Chicken

    6. Hobo

    7. Tired Of Being Your Doggie

    8. All Night Long

    9. Crawlin' King Snake
    John Lee Hooker
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    A Date With Elvis

    On Sevilla Orange Vinyl


    A Date with Elvis is the third full-length studio album by the American garage punk band The Cramps. It was released on Big Beat Records. It was recorded in the fall of 1985 and engineered by Steve McMillan and Mark Ettel at Ocean Way Studios Hollywood, CA. The Cramps reissued the album on their own Vengeance Records in 2001 with the bonus tracks Blue Moon Baby, Georgia Lee Brown, Give Me a Woman and Get Off the Road. The album was dedicated to Ricky Nelson, who had a hit with the song Lonesome Town, which was also covered by The Cramps and is available on their first EP Gravest Hits and compilation album ...Off the Bone.

    1. How Far Can Too Far Go?
    2. The Hot Pearl Snatch
    3. People Ain't No Good
    4. What's Inside a Girl?
    5. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?
    6. Kizmiaz
    7. Cornfed Dames
    8. Chicken
    9. (Hot Pool Of) Womanneed
    10. Aloha from Hell
    11. It's Just That Song
    The Cramps
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    Friends (Pure Pleasure)

    Friends is the accurate and revealing title for New York bluesman Eric Bibb's tenth album since 1997. The cuts here feature rootsy folk and blues collaborations with different 'friends' in differing small group settings. The set starts with a killer acoustic slide duet between Bibb and Guy Davis on the nugget 99 ½ Won't Do. The contrast between Davis' sweet and smoky delivery and Bibb's husky wail - akin to Blind Willie Johnson's in places - offers a double-sided dimension in interpretation for the listener, as well. Elsewhere, Charlie Musselwhite gives a killer snaky harmonica performance on Six O' Clock Blues. Taj Mahal makes two appearances; one in a duet on Goin' Down Slow, and one in a trio with Bibb and Malian guitarist Djelimady Tounkara on a medley of the traditional Kulanjan and Bibb's own Sebastian's Tune. Speaking of Mali, and Mahal, Bibb also covers the elder bluesman's classic Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes, with the great kora player Mamadou Diabate that rivals the original. There's also a gorgeous version of Guy and Susanna Clark's The Cape, with guitarist Martin Simpson, Bibb's moving For You with Ruthie Foster, and Tain't No Such Thing, a bright new folk song written and sung with legendary folksinger Odetta. Mohan Veena ace Harry Manx performs with Bibb on the high lonesome, droning blues of Needed Time, and with Kristina Olsen on her If I Stayed. The set closes with the tender Dance Me to the End of Love, (an original, not the Leonard Cohen tune) with the Lovin' Spoonful Jerry Yester playing piano. Given that most records of this type are mixed bags at best, with 'star-studded' collabs serving to muck up or water down rather than enhance performances, Friends is an anomaly. There is nothing that's obvious or overblown here, everything is subtly shaded, and the performers serve the songs and not themselves. The listener gets no sense of back-patting or self-congratulation, only the great pleasure of hearing this music in a revealing, emotionally honest way. Bravo.



    Musicians:



    • Eric Bibb (arranger, guitar, vocal)

    • Odetta (vocal)

    • Ruthie Foster (vocal)

    • Guy Davis (arranger, harpsichord, vocal, guitar)

    • Taj Mahal (guitar, vocal, banjo)

    • Charlie Musselwhite (harpsichord)

    • Mamadou Diabate (kora)

    • Martin Simpson (guitar)

    • Michael Jerome Browne (fiddle, vocal, guitar, mandolin)





    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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.



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    1. 99 1/2 Won't Do
    2. Six O'Clock Blues
    3. Goin' Down Slow
    4. Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes
    5. For You
    6. The Cape
    7. 'Tain't Such A Much
    8. Needed Time
    9. If I Stayed
    10. Connected
    11. Ribbons And Bows
    12. Just Look Up
    13. Cowgirl Queen
    14. Kulanjan/Sebastian's Tune
    15. Dance Me To The End Of Love
    Eric Bibb
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    Free State Serenade

    " Mead Is The Quentin Tarantino Of Rockabilly..." - Great Falls Tribune


    A wild ride of hillbilly blues and honky-tonk, Chuck Mead (best known for his work as front man for BR549) wrote his new album based on the stories and legends, crimes and the lonesome open road of his childhood and formative years in Kansas. He recorded it with his longtime band, the Grassy Knoll Boys.


    'Free State Serenade' jumps from jaunty mountain airs like "Neosho Valley Sue," where BR5-49's Don Herron lends his fiddle to what Mead calls a "coming of age ditty" to "Sittin' On Top Of The Bottom" a whip-smart ode to "Sittin' On Top Of The World." "The Devil By Their Side" is a dark, chugging rock n' roll number about William Quantrill's murderous 1863 Civil War raid of Lawrence, Kansas.


    Mead co-founded three-time GRAMMY nominated alternative country band, BR5-49, who have released seven full-length LPs and won a Country Music Association Award since the early 1990's. He also acts as Music Director for the hit Broadway show, Million Dollar Quartet, currently touring throughout North America to rave reviews. Mead has released two solo albums, "Journeyman's Wager," and "Back At The Quonset Hut," with his band, The Grassy Knoll Boys. 'Free State Serenade' was co-produced with Joe Pisapia (kd Lang, Ben Folds Five) and features BR5-49's Don Herron and Old Crow Medicine Show's Critter Fuqua.

    1. Knee Deep In The Walkarusa River
    2. The Devil By Their Side
    3. Neosho Valley Sue
    4. On A Slow Train Through Arkansas
    5. Little Ivy
    6. Evil Wind
    7. Ten Light Years Away
    8. Reno County Girl
    9. A Short Goodbye
    10. The Light Of Day
    11. Ain't Nothing Like The Love A Woman
    12. Sittin' On Top Of The Bottom
    Chuck Mead
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    Cattle Callin'

    Shelton Hank Williams, aka Hank III, presents two new projects: Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin. Both are intensely metal-driven records on which Hank III plays all instruments. Attention Deficit Domination is a pressure-dropping, doom rock statement that has been anticipated by his hardcore fans for years, and Cattle Callin explores a new mind-bending 'Cattle Core' sound, featuring Hank III's speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.


    Attention Deficit Domination allows the listener into Hank III's crunching metal world of the heavy and the slow, complete with his renowned fundamental percussion. The nine tracks hardly allow you to get up from the floor. With songs such as I Feel Sacrificed and the tormented Livin Beyond Doom, Hank III works a ground somewhere between devastation and high theater. Both A.D.D. and Cattle Callin' are very intense. It's very manic, Hank III explains. It's hard to follow, even for the guys I play with. I'm playing everything on these two. It's very complex.


    There are 23 tracks on Cattle Callin, featuring Hank III's driving, formidable guitar attack, with instrumentation built around the auctioneering tongue-in-cheek humor with titles such as Heavy Cattle and Angus of Death. Also fans of bluegrass will love the banjo-driven Cattle Callin Lonesome Blues, featuring Mason. I was raised around it (cattle auctioneering) and it's pretty amazing how fast these guys are, Hank III says. Hip-hop has looped auctioneers. Bluegrass has meessed around with it a little bit. This has never been done in the heavy metal world.

    1. Tim Dowler - Black Cow
    2. Joe Goggins - Now Theres A Bull
    3. Dan Clark - 37 Heffers
    4. Tim Dowler - Mad Cow
    5. Mitch Jordan Branded
    6. Tim Dowler - Square Bailor
    7. Jason Miller - Cuttin Hay
    8. Mitch Jordan - Y Bar Ranch
    9. Countin Cows
    10. Mad Cow
    11. Dominic Herrera - Lot 53
    12. Hugh Howell - Cow Sold
    13. Hugh Howell & Eddie Cope - Cow Mortal
    14. Gwynn Howell - Bull Balls
    15. Hugh Howell - Heavy Cattle
    16. Y Bar Ranch
    17. Black Cow
    18. Eddie Cope Longhorn
    19. Square Bailor
    20. Moo You
    21. Tim Dowler - Angus of Death
    22. Jason Miller - Cattle Callin Lonesome Blues
    23. Branded
    Hank Williams III's Three Bar Ranch
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    Attention Deficit Domination

    Shelton Hank Williams, aka Hank III, presents two new projects: Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin. Both are intensely metal-driven records on which Hank III plays all instruments. Attention Deficit Domination is a pressure-dropping, doom rock statement that has been anticipated by his hardcore fans for years, and Cattle Callin explores a new mind-bending 'Cattle Core' sound, featuring Hank III's speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.


    Attention Deficit Domination allows the listener into Hank III's crunching metal world of the heavy and the slow, complete with his renowned fundamental percussion. The nine tracks hardly allow you to get up from the floor. With songs such as I Feel Sacrificed and the tormented Livin Beyond Doom, Hank III works a ground somewhere between devastation and high theater. Both A.D.D. and Cattle Callin' are very intense. It's very manic, Hank III explains. It's hard to follow, even for the guys I play with. I'm playing everything on these two. It's very complex.


    There are 23 tracks on Cattle Callin, featuring Hank III's driving, formidable guitar attack, with instrumentation built around the auctioneering tongue-in-cheek humor with titles such as Heavy Cattle and Angus of Death. Also fans of bluegrass will love the banjo-driven Cattle Callin Lonesome Blues, featuring Mason. I was raised around it (cattle auctioneering) and it's pretty amazing how fast these guys are, Hank III says. Hip-hop has looped auctioneers. Bluegrass has meessed around with it a little bit. This has never been done in the heavy metal world.

    1. In The Camouflage
    2. I Feel Sacrificed
    3. Bend
    4. Make A Fall
    5. Livin Beyond Doom
    6. Demons Mark
    7. Aman
    8. Get Str8
    9. Goats N Heathans
    Hank Williams III's Attention Deficit Domination
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    Party Time

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    At the time he recorded this album in 1957, Arnett Cobb was in the process of rebounding from a serious automobile accident that broke both his legs. Cobb's indomitable spirit shines through in these tracks, whether he is calmly preaching on When My Dream Boat Comes Home, grooving down the Lonesome Road, or roaring through the song that is almost as closely associated with him as it is with Illinois Jacquet - Flying Home.


    There are plenty of good blues, too, and pianist Ray Bryant's eloquence in this idiom is well exposed. Ray Barretto's conga adds another flavor to the rhythm section, especially on Cocktails for Two. With Ray Bryant, Wendell Marshall, Arthur Taylor and Ray Barretto.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
    2. Lonesome Road
    3. Blues in the Closet
    4. Party Time
    5. Flying Home
    6. The Slow Poke
    7. Cocktails for Two
    Arnett Cobb
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    The Black Sabbath Covers (Pre-Order)

    When Jason Molina took on another artist's song, he willed his own universe into it, his own
    personal and artistic mythology. Be it Conway Twitty or Townes Van Zandt, their blues were
    infused with Molina's own entrancing blues. This pair of newly discovered, home-recorded
    Black Sabbath covers is no different. Molina, a through-and-through fan of metal (seek out his
    high school metal band the Spineriders' album if you haven't yet) peels back the sinister and
    stoned elements of Sabbath, zeroing in on the loneliness and brooding.


    He takes "Solitude,"
    from 1971's unfuckwithable Master of Reality - and one of Sabbath's more mystical, near-proggy
    songs - and doubles down on the title. Molina extracts Ozzy Osbourne's gorgeously
    cooed vocal performance and transforms it into a high and lonesome sound, a desert campfire
    howler. And on his cover of "Snowblind, from 1972's Vol. 4, it becomes obvious what a guitar
    hero Sabbath's Tony Iommi was for Molina. Molina seemed to pull from Iommi's odd, simple
    fingerings and tunings throughout his catalogue: from his first album (known informally as "the
    black album") to Magnolia Electric Co.'s Josephine. Molina's brief acoustic cover dials back the
    bombast, but you can surely connect "Snowblind"'s chord progressions with Molina's own on
    the black album and Axxess & Ace.


    Recorded in the midwest in the late '90s, during Molina's
    multi-season run of batting 1.000, these two intimate songs are a bittersweet artifact of one of
    the Rust Belt's titan songwriters.


    Note: Do not attempt to play Side B of this 7" release. Side B is a gorgeous etching of a
    black ram by artist Will Schaff. If you do attempt to play the etching on Side B it will sound
    absolutely awful.

    1. Solitude
    2. Snowblind
    Jason Molina
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  • The Times They Are A-Changin' The Times They Are A-Changin' Quick View

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    The Times They Are A-Changin'

    The Times They Are A-Changin' on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Stark, Austere, Acoustic Record Dylan's First With All-Original Material


    Title Track, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, With God on Our Side Establish Dylan as Voice of Social Consciousness


    The Bard Addresses Issues Such as Equality, Racism, and Poverty and Helps Ignite 1960s Political Movements


    Faithful to the Source: Information-Rich 45RPM Pressing Brings the Simple Sounds of Dylan's Voice, Acoustic Guitar, and Harmonica into Lifelike Perspective


    Immediately distinguished by the you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' sounds an unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement. One of the Bard's trademark songs, it remains a timeless anthem with a clear sense of common purpose, a musical line in the sand that helped unite various social movements and multiple generations. The reverential 1964 record feeds off the opening tune and its unmistakable sentiments, marching forward to confront racism, poverty, injustice, and upheaval in a stark, immediate manner unlike few albums before or since.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version delivers the landscape-shifting music in reference-quality sound that practically transports you to Columbia's Studio A. Reflecting the austerity of the topics and Dylan's mood, the sonics are direct and unadorned-each word hitting with weight, each phrase lingering until it pulls you under, each storyline echoing as fact. The hollow body of Dylan's guitar, internal mechanisms of his harmonica, and graininess of his throat come across in full-on detail. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    Marking a shift from the looseness and comedy that pepper the preceding The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' skirts any attempt at humor, sarcasm, or goofiness in favor of utmost seriousness and severity. Seemingly anticipating the dark events surrounding President Kennedy's assassination and the turmoil that followed, Dylan eliminates with conjecture and disguise. Akin to dispatches from the typewriter of literary icons John Steinbeck and William Faulkner, his songs give voices to the voiceless, challenge cultural precepts, upend traditional beliefs with rapier wit and truths, and underline tragedies swept under the rug.


    In doing so, Dylan creates stinging protest music that rallies against unchecked authority, discrimination, brutality, and division. A testament to the power of great art, The Times They Are A Changin' is a righteous assault on ignorance and agent for sweeping action, a necessary impetus for transformation and enlightenment. Via bold originals such as the nonfiction "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," assertive "Restless Farewell," and semi-autobiographical "North Country Blues," Dylan casts hardships, greed, and victimization in such relatable terms it's impossible to turn away and ignore their implications.


    As correctly relayed by Dylan expert and cultural critic Greil Marcus, "[The record] forever fixed Bob Dylan in the popular imagination: the protest singer, the young man 'able to see through metal' (again, from Chronicles), to see through the lie and find the truth, then to hammer the truth into words and send them out with a voice that would never break."


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
    3. With God on Our Side
    4. One Too Many Mornings
    5. North Country Blues
    6. Only a Pawn in Their Game
    7. Boots of Spanish Leather
    8. When the Ship Comes In
    9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    10. Restless Farewell
    Bob Dylan
    $49.99
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  • The Times They Are A-Changin' (Mono) The Times They Are A-Changin' (Mono) Quick View

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    The Times They Are A-Changin' (Mono)

    The Times They Are A-Changin' on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM Mono Vinyl 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Stark, Austere, Acoustic Record Dylan's First With All-Original Material


    Title Track, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, With God on Our Side Establish Dylan as Voice of Social Consciousness


    The Bard Addresses Issues Such as Equality, Racism, and Poverty and Helps Ignite 1960s Political Movements


    Strictly Limited to 3,000 Copies and Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM Mono Vinyl Set Presents Dylan's Voice, Guitar, and Harmonica in Superlative Sound


    Immediately distinguished by the direct mono sound and you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' sounds an unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement. One of the Bard's trademark songs, it remains a timeless anthem with a clear sense of common purpose, a musical line in the sand that helped unite various social movements and multiple generations. The reverential 1964 record feeds off the opening tune and its unmistakable sentiments, marching forward to confront racism, poverty, injustice, and upheaval in a stark, immediate manner like few albums before or since.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's restored 45RPM analog version delivers the landscape-shifting music in reference-quality mono sound that transports you to Columbia's Studio A. Reflecting the austerity of the topics and Dylan's mood, the sonics are direct and unadorned-each word hitting with weight, each phrase lingering until it pulls you under, each storyline echoing as fact. The hollow body of Dylan's guitar, internal mechanisms of his harmonica, and graininess of his throat come across in full-on detail. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    As the preferred mix at the time of the recording, the mono version presents Dylan as he and his producers originally intended. Since the separation of the stereo versions isn't as sharp, the mono edition places Dylan's vocals in the heart of the musical action and as one with the accompaniment. It paints listeners an incredibly accurate portrait of the attention-getting, concrete mass of sound that features no artificial panning and straight-ahead immersion into the music. This is how almost everyone first heard this timeless album-making the mono mix all the more historically valuable and truthful.


    Marking a shift from the looseness and comedy that pepper the preceding The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' skirts any attempt at humor, sarcasm, or goofiness in favor of utmost seriousness and severity. Seemingly anticipating the dark events surrounding President Kennedy's assassination and the turmoil that followed, Dylan eliminates with conjecture and disguise. Akin to dispatches from the typewriter of literary icons John Steinbeck and William Faulkner, his songs give voices to the voiceless, challenge cultural precepts, upend traditional beliefs with rapier wit and truths, and underline tragedies swept under the rug.


    In doing so, Dylan creates stinging protest music that rallies against unchecked authority, discrimination, brutality, and division. A testament to the power of great art, The Times They Are A-Changin' is a righteous assault on ignorance and agent for sweeping action, a necessary impetus for transformation and enlightenment. Via bold originals such as the nonfiction The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, assertive Restless Farewell, and semi-autobiographical North Country Blues, Dylan casts hardships, greed, and victimization in such relatable terms it's impossible to turn away and ignore their implications.


    As correctly relayed by Dylan expert and cultural critic Greil Marcus, [The record] forever fixed Bob Dylan in the popular imagination: the protest singer, the young man 'able to see through metal' (again, from Chronicles), to see through the lie and find the truth, then to hammer the truth into words and send them out with a voice that would never break.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
    3. With God on Our Side
    4. One Too Many Mornings
    5. North Country Blues
    6. Only a Pawn in Their Game
    7. Boots of Spanish Leather
    8. When the Ship Comes In
    9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    10. Restless Farewell
    Bob Dylan
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • New Moon Daughter (Pure Pleasure) New Moon Daughter (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    New Moon Daughter (Pure Pleasure)

    This is no easy listen ... sparse, complex, often brooding arrangements coupled with Cassandra Wilson's deep, earthy voice and complicated phrasing demand your attention. Waver and you're lost. But ... give this album the listening time & space it deserves and reap the rewards. Unusual, highly atmospheric tracks that combine superb singing and marvellously 'distant' musical backings to weave real magic.


    Cassandra Wilson's own excellent, jazz tinged compositions sit alongside a stunning set of ingenious covers from a highly diverse spectrum of composers. Last Train To Clarksville is transformed from a catchy pop song into a stripped-down and genuinely effective jazz vocal work-out. Harvest Moon slows down Neil Young's already wistful ballad to an almost painful level and, in so doing, takes it to an even higher level of gentle reflection. Hank Williams' I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry & U2's Love Is Blindness are transformed into three in the morning jazz club classics.
    The vocals and backing to Robert Johnson's 32-20 are simplified to the point where only the essence of the blues is allowed to shine and, Lewis Allan's Strange Fruit becomes as desolate and challenging as it's horrific lyrics.


    Clever, very effective and worth the required effort!

    Musicians:



    • Cassandra Wilson (vocal)

    • Graham Haynes (cornet)

    • Chris Whitley, Brandon Ross, Kevin Breit (guitar)

    • Charlie Burnham (violin)

    • Tony Cedras (accordion)

    • Gary Breit (organ)

    • Lonnie Plaxico (bass)

    • Dougie Bowne (drums, percussion)

    • Cyro Baptista (percussion)



    Recording: 1995 at the Turtle Creek Barn, Bearsville, NY / Sound on Sound, New York City / Beartracks, Suffern, NY / Bearsville Studio B , Bearsville, NY.

    Production: Craig Street




    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.

    LP 1

    1. Strange Fruit

    2. Love Is Blindness

    3. Solomon Sang

    4. Death Letter

    5. Skylark

    6. Find Him
    7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


    LP 2

    1. Last Train to Clarksville
    2. Until
    3. A Little Warm Death
    4. Memphis
    5. Harvest Moon
    6. 32-20

    Cassandra Wilson
    $49.99
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    Liquid Spirit

    Liquid Spirit is the remarkable major label debut from GRAMMY-nominated jazz and soul singer Gregory Porter. The 14-track album is further justification for Porter's quick ascent into the top ranks of jazz and R&B singers today, and it also features 10 new originals which showcase Porter's innate gift for writing poignant songs based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy. Also included is a stirring rendition of the jazz standard "I Fall In Love Too Easily," as well as covers of Abbey Lincoln's "Lonesome Lover" and Ramsey Lewis' hit "The 'In' Crowd."


    "I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel," says Porter. "Those elements make their way inside my music. And I've always heard them in jazz." Indeed, Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. In The New York Times, Nate Chinen wrote: "Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn't know you wanted." Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in the pages of JazzTimes by saying, "We haven't had a male singer like him in a long time. He's such a wonderful writer. He's a story teller."


    On Liquid Spirit, Porter retains the same core musicians that accompanied him on his previous two albums - pianist and music director, Chip Crawford, drummer Emanuel Harrold, bassist Aaron James, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott. On a few selections, Porter complements that ensemble with trumpeter Curtis Taylor, and organist Glenn Patscha. Producer Brian Bacchus also returns, as well as arranger and associate producer Kamau Kenyatta.


    Porter sees Liquid Spirit as a logical progression in his burgeoning discography as it touches on some of the same themes, particularly the highs and lows of romance, his childhood, and socio-political observations. More pointedly, he views the title-track, a rousing, hand-clapping gospel-jazz romp, dealing with replenishing "thirsty" listeners with more substantial music, as the flipside to last year's "Bling Bling," a blistering song on his previous album Be Good on which the protagonist had so many artistic gifts to give but no one to give them to. Similar sentiments occur on "Musical Genocide," on which Crawford hammers a dark rhythmic figure against James' bluesy bass accompaniment as Porter declares his refusal of accepting the insistent squashing of quality, diverse music and culture by a mainstream in favor of disposable, homogenized pap.


    In part, these songs are based upon Porter's reflections on new fans, worldwide, who come to him saying, "Where have you been?" or "How come I've never heard you before." "Not saying that I am 'what is,' Porter says, "But I think maybe what I'm doing is what people actually want to hear. There are some people who want that liquid spirit - a soulful, thoughtful sound - and they haven't been getting it."

    1. No Love Dying
    2. Liquid Spirit
    3. Lonesome Lover
    4. Water Under Bridges
    5. Hey Laura
    6. Musical Genocide
    7. Wolfcry
    8. Free
    9. Brown Grass
    10. Wind Song
    11. The 'In' Crowd
    12. Movin'
    13. When Love Was King
    14. I Fall in Love Too Easily
    Gregory Porter
    $24.99
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    Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite

    40th Anniversary of the Historic #1 LP/Televised 1973 Concert!

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the Original RCA Records Tapes & Manufactured at RTI!

    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early-'50s, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known. The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single "Heartbreak Hotel" forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name.


    Over the next three decades, Elvis Presley would release dozens of hit albums and tons of smash singles, spend time in the Army, star in over 35 top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all time. In 1968, his career ignited even further thanks to his Elvis TV Special on NBC and another series of hit singles and career making albums like his country soul smash From Elvis In Memphis.


    As the '70s began, Elvis was selling out shows all around the country and began to plan out a series of groundbreaking performances in Hawaii. His show on January 14, 1973 was broadcast live via satellite across over forty countries and would become the most watched televised event by a solo artist in history. It's been said that over one billion viewers enjoyed his incredible concert! The show was choreographed and staged like nothing ever before and featured a multitude of musicians, the Hawaiian Islands, the appreciative and excited audience, and of course, The King Of Rock And Roll himself Elvis Presley.


    The multi-platinum Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite set also was a blockbuster as it hit the top #1 spot on the charts in 1973, making this one of the biggest albums of his career as well as one of the most revered live concert albums of all time proving once again Elvis Presley's career was unlike any other in music history. This live masterpiece takes off with the Memphis blues rocker "See See Rider" and his huge '70 hit "Burning Love." He follows these up with his tip of the hat to his friends The Beatles with the soulful balladry of "Something." More of Elvis' own favorites follow with the Hank Williams' ballad "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and his rockin' interpretation of Chuck Berry's classic "Johnny B. Goode."


    The album also features a nice helping of solid Elvis top chart hits like "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog," "A Big Hunk Of Love" and his smash single interpretation of James Taylor's "Steamroller Blues." As a tribute to his Hawaii audience, the ever thoughtful King Of Rock And Roll closed the show with his masterpiece "Can't Help Falling In Love" from his film Blue Hawaii. In total, the album showcases a very historic Elvis Presley performance which has truly gone onto become the definitive live concert album in his amazing catalog of hit gold and platinum recordings.


    In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the limited edition 40th Anniversary deluxe two album 180 gram audiophile vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite by Elvis Presley. As they further continue their exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, they are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original stereophonic RCA Victor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., the 40th Anniversary Edition of Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    Musicians:

    - Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar, piano)

    - The Sweet Inspirations (vocals)

    - J.D. Sumner and The Stamps (vocals)

    - Kathy Westmoreland (vocals)

    - Ron Tutt (drums)

    - James Burton (guitar)

    - Jerry Scheff (bass)

    - Glen Hardin (keyboards)

    - Charlie Hodge (vocals)

    LP1

    1. Introduction: Also sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)

    2. See See Rider

    3. Burning Love

    4. Something

    5. You Gave Me A Mountain

    6. Steamroller Blues

    7. My Way

    8. Love Me

    9. Johnny B. Goode

    10. It's Over

    11. Blue Suede Shoes

    12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

    13. I Can't Stop Loving You

    14. Hound Dog

    LP2

    1. What Now My Love

    2. Fever

    3. Welcome To My World

    4. Suspicious Minds

    5. Introductions By Elvis

    6. I'll Remember You

    7. Medley: Long Tall Sally/A Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On

    8. An American Trilogy

    9. A Big Hunk O' Love

    10. Can't Help Falling In Love

    Elvis Presley
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
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    Elvis Is Back! (Speakers Corner)

    During the King's artistically unproductive period of military service, no costs or efforts were spared (e.g. A Date With Elvis, RCA LPM-2011), and no consolatory promises of things to come were left unsaid by the management in order to keep Elvis alive and well in the minds of his vast circle of fans. At last the great coup was landed: Elvis Is Back was what everyone was waiting to hear and American radio and television broadcasting stations made a gigantic medial feast of it.



    With the ink scarcely dry on his demobilization papers, Elvis entered the studio in March 1960 and recorded a whole series of numbers which later became worldwide hits, such as Are You Lonesome Tonight and It's Now Or Never. Released as singles, these tender ballads created a sensation, while the LP with numbers such as Dirty, Dirty Feeling, Like A Baby and The Thrill Of Your Love underlined Elvis's enhanced qualities as a rock, blues and gospel singer. That his voice - despite everyone's fears - had lost nothing of its erotic thrill is more than amply demonstrated in his rendering of Fever alone, which is accompanied merely by bass and percussion.



    With its amazing array of varying styles, this must surely be one of Elvis's most genial albums and was unrivaled right up until his great comeback in 1968 (From Elvis In Memphis, RCA LSP-4155).





    Musicians:



    • Elvis Presley (guitar, vocal)

    • Floyd Cramer(piano)

    • Scotty Moore (guitar)

    • Boots Randolph (saxophone)

    • Hank Garland (bass, guitar)

    • Charlie Hodge (harmony)

    • Bob Moore (bass)

    • D.J. Fontana (drums)

    • Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews, Gordon Stoker, Ray C. Walker (vocal)




    March 1960 at RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA. and April 1960 in Nashville, TS., USA,
    by Bill Porter

    Production: Chet Atkins





    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. Make Me Know
    2. Fever
    3. The Girl of My Best Friend
    4. I Will Be Home Again
    5. Dirty, Dirty Feeling
    6. The Thrill of Your Love
    7. Soldier Boy
    8. Such a Night
    9. It Feels So Right
    10. The Girl Next Door
    11. Like a Baby

    12. Reconsider Baby
    Elvis Presley
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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