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  • This Mother's Daughter (Pure Pleasure) This Mother's Daughter (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    This Mother's Daughter (Pure Pleasure)

    This Mother's Daughter remains the most soulful record cut by Nancy Wilson during her Capitol tenure -- producer Eugene McDaniels proves an inspired if surprising choice to helm the session, and his subtle but ingenious jazz-funk flourishes are essential to the project's immediacy and appeal. McDaniels couches Wilson in settings as smooth and rich as velvet, crafting a series of mellow, gently propulsive grooves that flirt with contemporary soul but pay heed to the singer's roots in jazz. Wilson responds with a performance that's sophisticated yet saucy, commanding the spotlight with an intensity that's missing from her lesser Capitol efforts.



    Musicians:



    • Nancy Wilson (vocal)

    • Blue Mitchell (fluegel horn)

    • Hugh McCracken, Jeff Miranoy (guitar)

    • Dave Gruisin, George Duke (piano, organ)

    • Chuck Rainey (bass)

    • Steve Gadd (drums)

    • Oliver Brown (percussion)



    Recording: 1976 at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, by Phil Boogie Schier

    Production: Eugene Daniels



    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. From You To Me To You
    2. Love Has Smiled On Us
    3. I Don't Want A Sometimes Man
    4. Tree Of Life
    5. China
    6. Now
    7. This Mother's Daughter
    8. He Never Had It So Good
    9. When We Were One
    10. Stay Tuned
    Nancy Wilson
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    Blue

    Ranked 30/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    This is a really wonderful album; Joni just laid it all out there for the world to hear. I feel this new version is the true giant killer. Parts were cut, plated and pressed at RTI and the actual 1971 Reprise master tape was used in disk cutting. Most of the songs on this vinyl version were cut without ANY equalization at all so this will be the closest you will ever get to the sound of the true master tape!
    Steve Hoffman, Mastering Engineer


    All I Want
    My Old Man
    Little Green

    Carey
    Blue
    California
    This Flight Tonight
    River
    A Case Of You
    The Last Time I Saw Richard
    Joni Mitchell
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  • Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Quick View

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    Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Includes 4-Page Booklet / Soft Touch Outer Sleeve


    First Time On Vinyl


    Featuring Bonus Track Blue, A Cover Of The Classic Joni Mitchell Song


    Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is the third album by Canadian singer-songwriter and Grammy Award Winner Sarah McLachlan and proved to be her worldwide breakthrough album. The album reached the Top 5 In Canada in no time and went certified platinum within a few weeks, eventually selling over 4 million copies worldwide.


    Besides the hit singles Possession, Hold On and Good Enough, the album contains the track Fear and Ice Cream, which became a favorite during Sarah McLachlan concerts over the years.


    As a bonus track, the album also includes a wonderful cover of the classic Joni Mitchell song Blue.

    1. Possession
    2. Wait
    3. Plenty
    4. Good Enough
    5. Mary
    6. Elsewhere

    7. Circle
    8. Ice
    9. Hold On
    10. Ice Cream
    11. Fear
    12. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
    13. Blue (Bonus Track)
    Sarah McLachlan
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    The Thing To Do

    During the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration the label released 100 essential Blue Note LPs and asked New York Times readers what titles they'd like to see make the list. This album is one of five new reissues that were hand-selected by Blue Note President, Don Was, based on New York Times reader recommendations.


    This classic 1964 Blue Note set is reminiscent of Blue Mitchell's lyrically melodic work with the Horace Silver group. The quintet here features Chick Corea, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor and Al Foster on a fine collection of jazz tunes!

    1. Fungii Mama
    2. Mona's Mood
    3. The Thing To Do
    4. Step Lightly
    5. Chick's Tune
    Blue Mitchell
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  • Capuchin Swing Capuchin Swing Quick View

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    Capuchin Swing

    Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat King Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!


    One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing any ballad cuts, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like Francisco and Condition Blue and choice renditions of Just for Now and Don't Blame Me. McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog.-- Stephen Cook


    Musicians:

    Jackie McLean: Alto Saxophone

    Blue Mitchell: Trumpet

    Walter Bishop, Jr.: Piano

    Art Taylor: Drums



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    1. Francisco

    2. Just For Now

    3. Don't Blame Me

    4. Condition Blue

    5. Capuchin Swing

    6. On The Lion
    Jackie McLean
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Blowin' The Blues Away (45RPM) Blowin' The Blues Away (45RPM) Quick View

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    Blowin' The Blues Away (45RPM)

    Everyone's favorite Horace Silver record featured the classic quintet with Blue Mitchell and Junior Cook. The title tune, the beautiful ballad Peace and the soulful Sister Sadie are now standards in the jazz canon. Even given Silver's astonishing track record, this one stands out.


    Horace Silver, piano
    Junior Cook, tenor saxophone
    Louis Hayes, drums
    Billy Mitchell tenor saxophone
    Blue Mitchell, trumpet
    Gene Taylor, bass


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    1. Blowin' The Blues Away
    2. The St. Vitus Dance
    3. Break City
    4. Peace
    5. Sister Sadie
    6. The Baghdad Blues
    7. Melancholy Mood
    Horace Silver
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Blowin' The Blues Away

    A Blue Note essential, Blown' The Blue Away by the Horace Silver Quintet & Trio, is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl.


    Everyone's favorite Horace Silver record featured the classic quintet with Blue Mitchell and Junior Cook. The title tune, the beautiful ballad Peace and the soulful Sister Sadie are now standards in the jazz canon. Even given Silver's astonishing track record, this one stands out.


    Horace Silver, piano
    Junior Cook, tenor saxophone
    Louis Hayes, drums
    Billy Mitchell tenor saxophone
    Blue Mitchell, trumpet
    Gene Taylor, bass

    1. Blowin' The Blues Away
    2. The St. Vitus Dance
    3. Break City
    4. Peace
    5. Sister Sadie
    6. The Baghdad Blues
    7. Melancholy Mood
    Horace Silver Quintet
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  • Fast Livin' Blues Fast Livin' Blues Quick View

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    Fast Livin' Blues

    Jon Hendricks helped to originate vocalese, which is an art form of adding lyrics to existing instrumentals and replacing instruments with vocalists. He is also considered to be one of the best scat performers. Jazz critic and historian Leonard Feather called him the "Poet Laureate of Jazz". Al Jarreau has called him "pound-for-pound the best jazz singer on the planet - maybe that's ever been".

     

    After his service in the Army during World War II, Hendricks attended the University of Toledo as a pre-law major. Just as he was about to enter the graduate law program, his G.I. benefits ran out, which forced him to choose a different career path. Recalling that Charlie Parker had encouraged him to come to New York two years earlier to look him up, Hendricks took him up on his offer and moved there and began his singing career. In 1968, he moved his family to London, England to further his solo career and so his five children could receive a better education.

     

    Musicians: 


    • Jon Hendricks, vocals

    • Pony Poindexter, soprano & tenor sax

    • Billy Mitchell, tenor sax

    • Joe Newman, trumpet

    • Al Grey, trombone

    • Gildo Mahones, piano

    • Stu Martin, drums 


     

    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! 


     


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    1. What Would You Do?
    2. Fast Livin' Blues
    3. Saturday Night Fish Fry
    4. Do You Call That A Buddy
    5. I'll Die Happy
    6. Another Get Together
    7. Good Old Lady
    8. Contemporary Blues
    9. Stop and Go Blues
    10. I Never Get Enough Of You
    Jon Hendricks
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Plays Cedar Walton Plays Cedar Walton Quick View

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    Plays Cedar Walton

    With Kenny Dorham, Leroy Vinnegar, Billy Higgins, Junior Cook, Blue Mitchell, Clifford Jordan, Richard Davis, Jack DeJohnette, Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker.
    1. Short Stuff
    2. Head and Shoulders
    3. Twilight Waltz
    4. Higgins Holler
    5. Jake's Milkshakes
    6. Spectrum
    7. Sabbatical
    8. Ugetsu
    Cedar Walton
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    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (Speakers Corner) I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (Speakers Corner)

    When Janis Joplin died in October 1970 at the early age of 27, thus involuntarily confirming the beatnik adage live fast, love hard, die young, it was only a matter of time before she was crowned the "Queen of Rock". Of greater importance than this posthumous entry into rock 'n' roll's hall of fame is the recognition during her lifetime of her explosive vocal style, which - so Vogue - turned the whole history of singing upside down.



    Janis Joplin's discography is just as short and changeable as her life. After two LP releases with the standard 'cast' of rock musicians in the band Big Brother And The Holding Company, with whose excellent musical support she obtained her first recording contract with Columbia Records in 1968, the company provided her with a group augmented with organ and winds. Their intention was to broaden her vocal expression with blues and funk elements, which, however, her most loyal fans regarded as betrayal of the ideals of rock music. Rock fans in the Old World were less critical, especially since Joplin and her Kozmic Blues Band went on a two-month tour of Europe. For those Woodstock fans whose ears are still ringing with the band's full, meaty wind sound and Janis's bluesy soul singing, this album is an absolute must.



    Musicians:



    • Janis Joplin (vocal)

    • Cornelius Snooky Flowers, Terry Clements (saxophone)

    • Luis Gasca (trumpet)

    • Richard Kermode, Gabriel Mekler (organ)

    • Sam Andrew (guitar)

    • Brad Campbell (bass)

    • Maury Baker, Lonnie Castille (drums)



    Recording: June - August 1969 by Sy Mitchell, Jerry Hochman, and Alex Kazanegras

    Production: Gabriel Mekler



    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. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
    2. Maybe
    3. One Good Man
    4. As Good As You've Been to This World
    5. To Love Somebody
    6. Kozmic Blues
    7. Little Girl Blue
    8. Work Me Lord
    Janis Joplin
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  • Song For My Father Song For My Father Quick View

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    Song For My Father


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


    Released in 1965, Song For My Father by jazz pianist, Horace Silver, features Carmell Jones on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor sax, Teddy Smith on
    bass and Roger Humphries on drums on the tracks "Song For My Father," "The Natives Are Restless Tonight," "Que Pasa" and "The Kicker." "Calcutta
    Cutie" and "Lonely Woman" feature Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor sax, Gene Taylor on bass and Roy Brooks on drums. A hard-bop
    masterpiece, Song For My Father will be reissued on vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by
    current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Song For My Father
    2. The Natives Are Restless Tonight
    3. Calcutta Cutie
    4. Que Pasa
    5. The Kicker
    6. Lonely Woman
    Horace Silver Quintet
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  • Capuchin Swing Capuchin Swing Quick View

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    Capuchin Swing

    One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing any ballad cuts, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like Francisco and Condition Blue and choice renditions of Just for Now and Don't Blame Me. McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog.
    1. Francisco

    2. Just For Now

    3. Don't Blame Me

    4. Condition Blue

    5. Capuchin Swing

    6. On The Lion
    Jackie McLean
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    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Caught Up In The Gears Of Application Caught Up In The Gears Of Application Quick View

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    Caught Up In The Gears Of Application

    Superjoint was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the now deceased Corey Mitchell ( co-founder of The Housecore Records Horror Film Festival) Superjoint founders, Philip H. Anselmo, Jimmy Bower & Kevin Bond teamed up with longtime associates from numerous musical endeavors, Steve Taylor & Jose "Blue" Gonzalez to reform the band. Mitchell's idea worked brilliantly, as the band members found much joy in playing together, and new material followed shortly thereafter. Their new LP, "Caught Up In The Gears of Application" is true to the style of the original-a vicious mix of Hardcore, Heavy Metal, and New Orleans-style angst.
    1. Today and Tomorrow
    2. Burning the Blanket
    3. Ruin You
    4. Caught Up in the Gears of Application
    5. Sociopathic Herd Dillusion
    6. Circling the Drain
    7. Clickbait
    8. Asshole
    9. Mutts Bite Too
    10. Rigging the Fight
    11. Receiving No Answer to the Knock
    Superjoint
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  • Jackie's Bag Jackie's Bag Quick View

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    Jackie's Bag

    Blue Note Reissue



    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    ...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana. - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com


    In terms of composition, leadership and playing, this is probably Jackie McLean's greatest album, culled from two different sessions, separated by 20 months. A sextet session with Tina Brooks and Blue Mitchell.


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    Quadrangle
    Blues Inn
    Fidel
    Appointment in Ghana
    A Ballad for Doll
    Isle of Java
    Street Singer
    Melonae's Dance
    Medina [*]
    Jackie McLean
    $54.99
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    Please

    An artist's capability to transform suffering into great work is one of humanity's great phenomena. When considering the "divorce" subcategory of suffering and the "music" subcategory of art, the manifestation has traditionally tended toward the dirge (e.g. Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks," Mitchell's "Blue). Please, Sondre Lerche's stunning new album, however, is a different animal: despite aligning with a recent divorce from his wife of eight years, it is brimming with crisp electronic flourishes, bold, economic production, and an infectious new energy and sense of purpose. Lerche doesn't just transform his suffering into art on Please-which was recorded between his hometown of Bergen and Brooklyn, his home-of-nine-years-he shows us how he's doing it. The juxtaposition of romantic idealism and the chaotic struggle to live up to said ideals is meticulously explored: for the first time in his career, Lerche is presented unraveled. The moans and wails are unedited, and the cutting room floor is clean. Lerche has always written about love, but never in such a primal, sexual way. His well-proven melodic instincts are sharper than ever, but he's moved from the brain to the body, from the soulful to the physical. The struggles themselves become the songs.
    1. Bad Law
    2. Crickets
    3. Legends
    4. At Times We Live Alone
    5. Sentimentalist
    6. Lucifer
    7. After The Exorcism
    8. At A Loss For Words
    9. Lucky Guy
    10. Logging Off
    Sondre Lerche
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    Ladies Of The Canyon

    Joni Mitchell's third release found her moving away from the wistful folk of her debut and Clouds, branching out into the progressive pop and jazz elements that would define her best work. The bright, poppy Big Yellow Taxi, the album's single, is here, as is her epoch-defining Woodstock, a soulful, stirring song about the 1969 rock festival that was later covered by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. But the material on Ladies Of The Canyon is uniformly strong, demonstrating the mature style and vision that made her one of the leading voices of the '70s. Ladies Of The Canyon was Mitchell's first classic album, one that helped pave the way for its watershed successor, Blue.
    1. Morning Morgantown
    2. For Free
    3. Conversation
    4. Ladies Of The Canyon
    5. Willy
    6. The Arrangement
    7. Rainy Night House
    8. The Priest
    9. Blue Boy
    10. Big Yellow Taxi
    11. Woodstock
    12. The Circle Game
    Joni Mitchell
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Valleys Of Neptune

    Jimi Hendrix Valleys Of Neptune on Audiophile-Quality 180g 2LP Set!


    12 Previously Unreleased, Fully Realized Jimi Hendrix Studio Recordings Available for the First Time Ever!


    Cut from the Analog Masters by Legendary Engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound and Pressed on 180-gram Vinyl at RTI!


    The Hendrix Family is Committed to Bringing you the Best Sound Quality Possible: Do Not Miss This Collection!


    Set Joins Exquisitely Remastered Versions of Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland, and First Rays of the New Rising Sun!


    The already insurmountable legacy of the greatest, most advanced rock guitarist to ever play a note just got better. Valleys Of Neptune, a newly curated album of 12 fully realized Jimi Hendrix studio recordings, contains more than 60 minutes of music never commercially available on any Hendrix album. Centered around tracks recorded during a pivotal and turbulent four-month period in 1969, Valleys Of Neptune unveils the original Jimi Hendrix Experience's final studio recordings for the very first time. Just as importantly, no expense has been spared in making sure this monumental release sounds as good as humanly possible. Mastered from the original analog tapes, cut by legendary engineer George Marino on upgraded equipment at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl at RTI, this 2LP set is a sonic knockout on par with the very best audiophile recordings. It's no wonder that this release spearheads Legacy Recordings' unprecented 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project of reissues and new releases from the greatest guitar player in history. Albums don't get more essential than this.


    Valleys Of Neptune provides a fundamental, compelling, and largely unseen view of what Jimi Hendrix was doing in the critical period between the release of Electric Ladyland in October of 1968 and the 1970 opening of his own Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village. The state-of-the-art facility is also where he would begin his final project, the ambitious double album First Rays of the New Rising Sun.


    Here, the group lays down the foundation for its follow-up to Electric Ladyland, alongside the guitar superhero's first sessions with bassist Billy Cox, an army buddy Hendrix had recruited into his new ensemble. As such, Valleys Of Neptune offers more than an hour of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix music, newly mixed for this historic release by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer, who first worked with the guitarist on 1967's Are You Experienced? Valleys Of Neptune is produced by Janie Hendrix, John McDermott (who contributes detailed liner notes), and Kramer. The Valleys Of Neptune single has long been one of the most sought-after of Hendrix's recordings. But it's not the only reason to grab this set.


    Other highlights encompass blazing studio covers of Elmore James' Bleeding Heart and Cream's Sunshine of Your Love, as well as premier performances of original Hendrix compositions like Ships Passing Through The Night, Lullaby For The Summer, and the original recording of the Jimi Hendrix Experience rendition of Hear My Train A Comin'. Also included is Mr. Bad Luck, a Jimi Hendrix Experience track, produced by Chas Chandler during the 1967 Axis: Bold as Love sessions.
    Specific personnel and recording dates of the tracks are as follows:


    Stone Free

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 7, 9, 14, May 17,1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Billy Cox

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell

    Backing Vocals: Roger Chapman, Andy Fairweather Low


    Valleys Of Neptune

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, September 23, 1969, May 15, 1970

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell

    Bass: Billy Cox

    Percussion: Juma Sultan


    Bleeding Heart

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 24, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Billy Cox

    Drums: Rocky Isaac

    Tambourine: Chris Grimes

    Maracas: Al Marks


    Hear My Train A Comin'

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 7, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Mr. Bad Luck

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, May 5, 1967

    Producer: Chas Chandler

    Additional bass and drum recording, Air Studios, London, June 5, 1987

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Sunshine Of Your Love

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 16, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell

    Percussion: Rocki Dzidzornu


    Lover Man

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 16, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Ships Passing Through The Night

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 14, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Guitar, Vocals: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Fire

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 17, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass, Backing Vocal: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Red House

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 17, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Lullaby For The Summer

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 7, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Mixed By Eddie Kramer

    Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Crying Blue Rain

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 16, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Additional bass and drum recording, Air Studios, London, June 5, 1987

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Percussion: Rocki Dzidzornu

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    1. Stone Free
    2. Valleys Of Neptune
    3. Bleeding Heart
    4. Hear My Train A Comin'
    5. Mr. Bad Luck
    6. Sunshine Of Your Love

    7. Lover Man
    8. Ships Passing In The Night
    9. Fire
    10. Red House
    11. Lullaby For The Summer
    12. Crying Blue Rain
    Jimi Hendrix
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    I Ain't Gonna Drink No More - Not Much

    Vinyl reissue of the session recorded by music historian George Mitchell in the summer of '67 in Memphis, TN.


    Corley was part of the same jug band scene that spawned Will Shade, Gus Cannon, Furry Lewis, etc.

    Dewey Corley & Walter Miller
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    Al Green Gets Next To You (Pure Pleasure)

    After the shaky start of Green Is Blues, Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell established their classic sound with Green's second album, Gets Next to You. The main difference is in the rhythm section. Abandoning the gritty syncopations of deep Southern soul, the Hi Rhythm Section plays it slow and seductive, working a sultry, steady pulse that Green exploits with his remarkable voice. Alternating between Sam Cooke's croon and Otis Redding's shout, Green develops his own distinctive style, and Gets Next To You only touches the surface of its depth. Although the album is filled with wonderful moments, few are as astonishing as Green and Mitchell's reinterpretation of the Temptations' I Can't Get Next to You, which turns the original inside out.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Ed Logan (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Mabon Teenie Hodges (guitar)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Al Jackson (drums)



    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. I Can't Get Next To You
    2. Are You Lonely for Me, Baby
    3. God Is Standing By
    4. Tired of Being Alone
    5. I'm a Ram
    6. Driving Wheel
    7. Light My Fire
    8. You Say It
    9. Right Now, Right Now
    10. All Because
    Al Green
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    Axis: Bold As Love

    Ranked 82/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Very few albums radically change the musical and cultural landscape, altering our perceptions by way of a mad combination of forward-looking performance, liberating lyrical narratives, spiritual overtones, and unimaginable sounds. Jimi Hendrix's sophomore Axis: Bold As Love is one of those records, a timeless and prophetic set that still seems as if it comes to us from the future. Unrelentingly ambitious, deeply mythical, and profoundly virtuosic, the stupendous 1967 collection dives into a pool of lustful psychedelia, earthy blues, cosmic soul, and unhinged rock. Along with jazz-schooled drummer Mitch Mitchell and melodic bassist Noel Redding, Hendrix establishes a new musical language, a foundation on which fellow guitar giants such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, and Prince would build. Ranked by Rolling Stone as the 82nd greatest album ever released, and leagues ahead of its time, Axis: Bold As Love is an absolute must-have for every music lover. Particularly now that it's finally been afforded the sonic treatment it's always deserved.


    Mastered from the original two-track mix-down analog master tapes, cut by legendary engineer George Marino on upgraded equipment at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl at RTI, this LP is a sonic knockout on par with the very best audiophile recordings. With all apologies to previous editions from Classic and Universal, this pressing blows away any competition. It's no wonder that this release spearheads Legacy Recordings' unprecented 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project of reissues and new releases from the greatest guitar player in history.


    Featuring seminal classics such as Spanish Castle Magic, Little Wing, and Castles Made Of Sand, Axis: Bold As Love stands as one of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's monumental moments, a tapestry scorched with color, sewn together with erotic threads, and varnished with rich personality. Do not miss this seminal pressing of a most seminal recording.

    1. EXP
    2. Up From The Skies
    3. Spanish Castle Magic
    4. Wait Until Tomorrow
    5. Ain't No Telling
    6. Little Wing
    7. If 6 Was 9
    8. You Got Me Floatin'
    9. Castles Made Of Sand
    10. She's So Fine
    11. One Rainy Wish
    12. Little Miss Lover
    13. Bold As Love
    Jimi Hendrix
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    Worry Off My Mind

    Born in 1903 in Western Mississippi, Teddy Williams started on guitar when he was 31 years old. Nobody taught me, I just listened to the other people. He played local rent parties in the country, and had also played for a time in Chicago.


    GEORGE MITCHELL: Do-Boy Diamond and Teddy Williams came from the same town. It was Teddy who told me about Do-Boy. Teddy was the older man, and even though Do-Boy said he learned from someone else, it sounded like he might have learned from Teddy. Or maybe they both learned from the same source. Teddy was an older man, he didn't work. He'd sit around the courthouse square in Canton, hanging out. Canton was a bigger town than most of these places, so the black section was livelier. Lots of people hanging out in the street, music coming out of cafes.


    Teddy Williams: Vocal and Guitar


    Recorded by George Mitchell in Canton, Mississippi, September 1967

    1. Shaggy Hound
    2. The Swing Blues
    3. Catfish Blues #1
    4. Down Home Blues
    5. Going Away Blues
    6. Catfish Blues #2
    7. Black Mattie
    8. Hard Time Blues
    9. Sun Don't Shine
    10. You See Me Laughing
    Teddy Williams
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    Mama Says I'm Crazy

    Since no one could copyright Mississippi, two major blues performers, Fred McDowell and John Hurt, adopted the state as part of their name. To confuse matters more, both performers made comebacks during the late '50s/early '60s and both specialized in prewar acoustic blues. While a blues novice might find such similarities confusing, the two men's singing and guitar styles are polar opposites. Whereas Hurt's smooth, deep vocals and Piedmont fingerpicking made him easily accessible to the folk revival crowd, McDowell's soulful vocals and forcefully rhythmic guitar represented something more primitive. In 1967, producer George Mitchell brought together McDowell and harp player Johnny Woods for an off-the-cuff session not unlike what one might have heard at a Como, MS, house party. Interestingly, the two men hadn't played together in eight years, but on songs like Standing at the Backdoor and the title track, one would never guess it. This isn't a polite affair, with one player holding back while the other solos. Instead, McDowell and Woods trade notes, overlap, and rush forward on Long Haired Doney and Shake Em' on Down as though they had an unlimited supply of energy. While McDowell's vocals and slashing guitar propel Goin' Away and I Got a Woman forward, Woods' harp adds pizzazz. Acoustic blues fans will warmly embrace Mama Says I'm Crazy and be thankful that Mitchell went to the trouble required to track down Woods for this earthy set.


    - Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr., Allmusic

    1. Shake Em' On Down
    2. Goin' Away
    3. Mama Says I'm Crazy
    4. I Got A Woman
    5. Red Cross Store
    6. Going Down To The River
    7. Standing at the Back Door
    8. What's Going to Become of Men
    9. Long Haired Doney
    10. John Henry
    11. I Walked All Night Long
    Fred McDowell
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    A Pebble To A Pearl

    Combining her own unique and distinctive blend of soul, blues, funk and pop, Pebble To A Pearl is Nikka Costa's boldest and most passionate record yet! Produced by Justin Mitchell Stanley (Jamie Lidell, Beck) as an analog recording on two-inch tape, with Nikka and band recording the songs live in the studio for a truly organic feel. Led by the first single Stuck To You.
    1. Stuck to You
    2. Cant Please Everyone
    3. Pebble to a Pearl
    4. Someone for Everyone
    5. Cry Baby
    6. Keep Wanting More
    7. Keep Pushin
    8. Love to Love You Less
    9. Without Love
    10. Damn I Said It First
    11. Loving You
    12. Bullets in the Sky
    Nikka Costa
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    Prayer For Peace

    Prayer for Peace is North Mississippi Allstars 8th studio album and self-produced by the Dickinson Brothers. It was recorded across the country at 6 different studios: including the famous Royal Studios in Memphis with Boo Mitchell & their legendary father Jim Dickinson's Zebra Ranch in Hernando, MS. Special guests on the album include bassist Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Company), Graeme Lesh (Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), vocalist Sharisse Norman, bassist Dominic Davis (Jack White), and singer/fife player ShardÉ Thomas, daughter of Mississippi blues giant Otha Turner. North Mississippi Allstars is a 3-time Grammy-nominated band for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
    1. Prayer for Peace
    2. Need to be Free
    3. Miss Maybelle
    4. Run Red Rooster
    5. Stealin
    6. Deep Ellum
    7. Bird Without a Feather
    8. You Got to Move
    9. 61 Highway
    10. Long Haired Doney
    11. Bid You Goodnight
    North Mississippi Allstars
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