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Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, John Coltrane's Blue Train is a hard bob jazz album released on Blue Note in 1957. Certified
Gold, Blue Train is Coltrane's second solo album and the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader although he was never formally signed to the
label. Featured on the album are Coltrane on tenor sax with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on
bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Blue Train 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. Blue Train
2. Moment's Notice
4. I'm Old Fashioned
5. Lazy Bird$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
All Aboard The Blue Train With Johnny CashAll Aboard the Blue Train with Johnny Cash is a collection of train-themed songs that was originally released by the legendary Sun Record Company in 1962. The album features prime selections from the Man In Black's recordings between 1955 and 1958, including classic songs like "Hey Porter" and "Folsom Prison Blues". The recordings were remastered and pressed on virgin vinyl.1. Blue Train
2. There You Go
3. Train Of Love
4. Goodbye Little Darling
5. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
6. Come In Stranger
7. Rock Island Line
8. Give My Love To Rose
9. Hey Porter
10. Folsom Prison Blues
11. The Wreck Of Old '97
12. So Doggone Lonesome$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blue Train (Extra Track)Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album by John Coltrane, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is Coltrane's second solo album, the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader, and the only one he conceived personally for the label. It has been certified a gold record by the RIAA. Arguably one of the most influential titles from Coltrane and one of the greatest Blue Note releases ever.
John Coltrane - tenor saxophone, bandleader
Lee Morgan - trumpet
Curtis Fuller - trombone
Kenny Drew - piano
Paul Chambers - double bass
Philly Joe Jones - drums1. Blue Train
2. Moment's Notice
3. East Bound (Extra Track)
5. I'm Old Fashioned
6. Lazy Bird$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blue Train (Picture Disc)Doxy present a picture disc reissue of John Coltrane's Blue Train, originally released in 1957. Blue Train is Coltrane's third session as a leader and one of the most iconic jazz albums of all-time. Featuring Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan, Paul Chambers, Kenny Drew, and Philly Joe Jones, this is an absolutely essential jazz album and the title track is one of the most celebrated in jazz history, maybe matched only in recognition by Miles Davis's So What or Dave Brubeck's Take Five.1. Blue Train
2. Moment's Notice
4. I'm Old Fashioned
5. Lazy Bird$32.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
A Girl A Bottle A BoatA Girl A Bottle A Boat is the from three-time Grammy-winning San Francisco based band Train. The lead single from A Girl A Bottle A Boat is the infectious pop smash Play That Song.
Train has released 7 studio albums, selling more than ten million albums worldwide and thirty million tracks across the globe. The band has been awarded numerous platinum/gold citations, 3 Grammy Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations. Led by passionate frontman Pat Monahan, the eight-time Grammy nominees have delivered riveting, roots-based pop for more than two decades. Signature hits include Angel In Blue Jeans, the multi-platinum smash Drive By, the Grammy winning classic Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me), the chart-topping Meet Virginia, Hey Soul Sister, and Calling All Angels among others.1. Drink Up
2. Play That Song
3. The News
5. Working Girl
6. Silver Dollar
8. What Good is Saturday
10. Lost and Found Train
11. You Better Believe$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Night Train180 Gram Vinyl
Includes Bonus Track
Oscar Peterson has thoroughly assimilated not just every piano style that preceded him but every ensemble idiom as well: swinging big bands, gospel, European classical, and, of course, the blues. Having mastered all of this, Peterson found the standard piano trio the perfect vehicle for exploring all of these types of music. In this classic LP, the crowning achievement in his greatest year, Peterson doesn't just explore these styles, he conquers them.1. Night Train
2. C Jam Blues
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. Bags' Groove
5. Moten Swing
6. Easy Does It
7. The Honeydripper
8. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
9. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
10. Band Call
11. Hymn To Freedom
12. Voltare$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Originally released in 1994, the Jimi Hendrix Blues album features 11 blues performances recorded by Jimi between 1966 and 1970 showcasing the guitarist's mastery of the 12-bar form. This double-LP audiophile edition of Blues is arguably the best packaged, richest sounding, most coherent post-mortem release from the Hendrix archives.
Framed by his 1967 acoustic 12-string rendition of "Hear My Train 'A Comin'" and a 1970 Trio performance of the same song, these 11 rough and ready tracks illustrate Hendrix's deep spiritual connections to his blues roots and his daring experimental take on the shape of future blues to come. And they've never sounded so vital, necessary or dynamic!
This 2LP version will forever stand as the definitive-sounding, high-performance edition of this historic collection.
- 180 grams audiophile vinyl
- 2010 Remastered Edition
- 8 page full colour booklet
- Gatefold Sleeve
1. Hear My Train A Comin' (Acoustic) (3:05)
2. Born Under A Bad Sign (7:37)
3. Catfish Blues (7:46)
1. Red House (3:41)
2. Voodoo Chile Blues (8:47)
3. Mannish Boy (5:21)
1. Bleeding Heart (3:26)
2. Once I Had A Woman (7:49)
3. Jam 292 (6:25)
1. Electric Church Red House (6:12)
2. Hear My Train A Comin' (Electric) (12:08)$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
BluesExperience Hendrix LLC & Legacy Recordings Continues Monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project With Second Wave of Audiophile Vinyl Reissues
Lacquers Cut from the Original Tapes at Sterling Sound by Iconic Engineer George Marino Under the Supervision of Eddie Kramer
Pressed and Plated at RTI: Amazing Analog Sound Betters All Prior Vinyl and Digital Editions
Hear Hendrix Propel the 12-Bar Blues Into the Future: 11 Extraordinary Songs Recorded Between 1966 and 1970
Originally released in 1994, the Jimi Hendrix Blues album features 11 blues performances recorded by Hendrix between 1966 and 1970 showcasing the guitarist's mastery of the 12-bar form. This double-LP audiophile edition of Blues is arguably the best packaged, richest sounding, most coherent post-mortem release from the Hendrix archives.
Framed by his poignant 1967 acoustic 12-string rendition of Hear My Train 'A Comin' and a stirring 1970 trio performance, these 11 rough and ready tracks illustrate Hendrix's deep spiritual connections to his blues roots and his daring experimental take on the shape of future blues to come. And they've never sounded so vital, necessary, or dynamic.
Cut from the original tapes at Sterling Sound by iconic engineer George Marino under the supervision of Eddie Kramer, and pressed and plated at RTI, this 2LP version will forever stand as the definitive-sounding, high-performance edition of this historic document. You know Hendrix and Co.'s penchant for thrusting the blues into new dimensions. Now experience it like never before.
Jimi's music is as alive today as it was 40 years ago, and the success of our most recent releases with Sony Legacy provides thrilling confirmation. We have long maintained that the power of Jimi's music and the power of his message would stand the test of time and provide its own bridge to the future, said Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC.
Being partnered with Legacy enables us to reach a more global audience with that message. And the best is yet to come. What we have in store will propel Jimi into a new decade, with unseen footage and unheard versions of his songs that will absolutely amaze today's music lovers. And we're confident that the distribution is in good hands, opening the door to new and fresh markets. The focus of our endeavors is, and always will be, all about Jimi's music.1. Hear My Train A Comin' (Acoustic)
2. Born Under A Bad Sign
3. Red House
4. Catfish Blues
5. Voodoo Chile Blues
6. Mannish Boy
7. Once I Had A Woman
8. Bleeding Heart
9. Jam 292
10. Electric Church Red House
11. Hear My Train A Comin' (Electric)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Julia With Blue Jeans OnSince January 2010, Spencer Krug has used Moonface as a venue for home-recorded instrumental and
conceptual experimentation, expanding the ideas he developed collaboratively with Wolf Parade, Sunset
Rubdown, and Frog Eyes. Releases under this moniker have come quickly, each distinct from the other. The
Dreamland EP and Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped were conceptual excursions merging
instrumental and thematic fixations. After moving from Montreal to Helsinki, Krug teamed up with the
Finnish band Siinai to create a lush rock record-2012's Heartbreaking Bravery-driven by the dark despair
of a breakup. Staying in Helsinki, Krug set off on yet another creative departure, driven by a rediscovery of
love and a reconsideration of the Moonface persona he'd created for himself. The quietly stunning Julia with
Blue Jeans On is the fourth Moonface release, bringing a degree of intimacy and self-reflection unlike
anything Krug has produced to date.
There are only two sonic elements on Julia: Spencer Krug's voice and his piano. Richly recorded, they interact
seamlessly with one another. On the opening track "Barbarian," the piano unfolds with the hypnotic energy
of Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert, Krug's right hand doubling his vocal melody. On the closing track "Your
Chariot Awaits," Krug's voice recedes after a minute as the piano swells for an extended showcase with
modern classical undertones. After nearly a decade, across a number of guises, we are well-acquainted with
Krug's inimitable town-crier vocals; on Julia, we are introduced to a facet of his musical skill that feels
conservatory-trained. This is Krug as singer-songwriter, moving beyond star poses to a vision that is at once
more elegant and comfortable.
Or, in Krug's own language, on "Barbarian II": "I have chewed through my beautiful narrative." Much of Julia
is taken with this chewing. "Love the House You're In" opens by masquerading as self-pity, with a statement
that reads like a press release from someone who's given up. "I regretfully withdraw my offer to try and
improve myself," Krug gently sings, establishing a self-reflexive foundation upon which he builds the album's
most universal, humanistic sentiment, and which he delivers via its most soaring melody.
Purposeful self-evaluation is one tactic for reinvention, but as Krug illustrates on Julia's title track, everyday
occurrences can prove transformative as well. The sight of a woman, clad in denim, briefly visible at the
bottom of a staircase, he learns, is capable of "obliterating everything I've ever written down." "Julia" is an ode
in the classical sense, pivoting around the beauty inherent in the most simple, taken-for-granted sights. Krug
acknowledges this, opening the song by admitting that "it's a madman's game, making the commonplace
unreal." What he leaves out in this admission, however, is the key to the countless charms of Julia with Blue
Jeans On: by expertly playing this ridiculous game, he can erase the madness that spawned it.1. Barbarian
2. Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark
3. Barbarian II
4. November 2011
5. Dreamy Summer
6. Julia with Blue Jeans On
7. Love the House You're In
8. First Violin
9. Black is Back in Style
10. Your Chariot Awaits$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blues of DesperationGRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his 20160solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). Like his previous solo disc, 2014's Top 10 Billboard hit Different Shades of Blue, this record features all-original material, and it sees the maverick superstar guitarist, singer and songwriter tossing away the rule book as he continues to reinvent and redefine the blues-rock genre like no other artist working today.
I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician, says Bonamassa, somebody who isn't resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.
The writing sessions for Blues of Desperation took Bonamassa back to Nashville, where he'd composed Different Shades of Blue, to work with some of Music City's top tunesmiths, people like James House, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele, Jerry Flowers and Gary Nicholson.
These are some of the best guys in the business, Bonamassa raves. Lyrically, you'll hear the proverbial trains, mountains, valleys and other blues references about heartbreak and loneliness but there are also some poignant moments about getting away from the stressful, crazy demands of life and losing yourself with your special someone. I think anybody will be able to relate.
Bonamassa and his longtime producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey) convened at Nashville's Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known as RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded 11 galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including drummers Anton Fig and Greg Morrow, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn players Lee Thornburg, Paulie Cerra and Mark Douthit, and background singers Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae and Juanita Tippins.
Of his decade-long collaboration with Shirley, Bonamassa says, I can explain our relationship with one word - 'trust.' I completely trust in Kevin and his musical promptings. He pushes my musical ability by challenging me to not just rest on my laurels or settle for 'good.' He expects more out of the other musicians as well and will not hold back when he sees us falling back into our usual routine.
Which sometimes calls for unorthodox measures, says Shirley, who admits that his idea of augmenting Bonamassa's usual recording band with second drummer Morrow was engineered to ruffle Joe's feathers.
I wanted him to work a little harder, like in his early years, he says, so I brought in an additional drummer, just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons. Of the results, Shirley raves, Recording 'Blues of Desperation' is one of the most exciting recording projects I've done. What a joyful noise we made!
Blues of Desperation is Bonamassa's most powerfully diverse and boldly realized album yet, with the material ranging from the gutsy, gritty blues call to arms of This Train (Joe's guitar is set to rude throughout) to the elegant yet emotionally shattering ballad What I've Known for a Very Long Time to the soul-nourishing, acoustic-based Americana of The Valley Runs Low, on which Bonamassa's voice rises up majestically to meet Barnes, McRae and Tippins in gospel-like rapture. And then there's the bleary, tequila-soaked Drive, dripping with the kind of raw, wicked and unsettling sensuality that could make David Lynch green with envy.
Throughout the record, Bonamassa's epic guitar playing conjures up stirring benedictions and explosive exorcisms of sound. No Good Place For the Lonely features some of the guitarist's most cauterizing licks yet, and the walloping title track is a white-knuckled, six-string thrill ride guaranteed to jolt the senses. Guitar fans everywhere (like those who recently voted Bonamassa Best Blues Guitarist in Guitar World magazine by an overwhelming margin) will consider Blues of Desperation a treasure trove of axe riches.
There are some long solos on this record and even some mini-jams in the middle of a track where the band would just jive and crank it out, he says. [During those jams], we do a tip of the hat to Beck and Clapton from the '70s. I think guitar nerds and music fans like myself will love it.
Packed with unparalleled musicianship and teeming with the most enthralling collection of songs in Bonamassa's career, Blues of Desperation is guaranteed to knock out critics and fans alike. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa is bound to shatter all other expectations with this record and reach new audiences - no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of hits now includes 15 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). 2014's Different Shades of Blue debuted at #8 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, making it his highest charting album, his first top 10 and accounting for his biggest sales week ever. In 2014, the guitarist received his first-ever Grammy nomination (for Best Blues Album) for the album Seesaw, his second collaboration with blues singing star Beth Hart, and was named 2014's Billboard Blues Artist of the Year.1. This Train
2. Mountain Climbing
4. No Good Place For The Lonely
5. Blues Of Desperation
6. The Valley Runs Low
7. You Left Me Nothin' But The Bill And The Blues
8. Distant Lonesome Train
9. How Deep This River Runs
10. Livin' Easy
11. What I've Known For A Very Long Time$34.99180 Gram Audiopbhile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
MVDR-LAS-1766xEmmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt
Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt: Live On KSWMTwo legends on vinyl, FM broadcast from the US.
Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt live in concert. This limited collectors edition feat. songs like The Blue Train, Blue Bayou, Feels Like Home and many more.1. The Blue Train
3. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
4. Blue Bayou
6. Born To Run
7. Feels Like Home
8. Rose Of Cimarron$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Come Fly With MeHerb Alpert returns with his latest album, Come Fly With Me, a mix of new Alpert originals and classic American tunes (Come Fly With Me, Blue Skies, and Take The A Train are just a few that are featured), performed as only the beloved trumpeter can.1. Come Fly With Me
2. Blue Skies
3. Got A Lot of Livin' To Do
5. Take The A Train
6. Love Affair
7. Windy City
8. Sweet and Lovely
9. Walkin' Tall
10. Night Ride
12. On the Sunny Side of the Street
13. Danny Boy$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-5317xThe Blues Project
Projections (Mono)The Blues Project was one of the most innovative and influential bands of the 1960s. Rising from the vibrant Greenwich Village music scene, the New York quintet created a visionary fusion of electric blues, folk-rock, jazz and psychedelia, and delivered it with gritty, effortless expertise. Although the Blues Project didn't stay together long enough to cash in on the musical innovations that they pioneered, they served as an inspiration for subsequent generations of roots-conscious rockers, and the band's small but seminal body of work remains beloved by'60s rock enthusiasts.
1966's Projections is generally regarded as the Blues Project's peak as a recording unit. The only studio album to feature the band's classic lineup of keyboardist Al Kooper, guitarists Danny Kalb and Steve Katz, bassist Andy Kulberg and drummer Roy Blumenfield, Projections is a potent manifestation of the Blues Project's electic approach and a persuasive showcase for the band members' varied talents.
At the time of its release, Projections became a fixture on the emerging underground FM album rock radio format, and such enduring tracks as the garagey Kooper-sung rocker Wake Me, Shake Me, Kalb's epic blues showcase Two Trains Running, Katz's resonant take on Bob Lind's folk-rock standard Cheryl's Going Home and the spacey instrumental Flute Thing, featuring bassist Kulberg on the title instrument.
Sundazed's new vinyl edition of this seminal LP features Projections' rare and unique original mono mix, along with complete original cover art, and is pressed on high-definition vinyl for optimum sound quality.1. I Can't Keep From Crying
2. Steve's Song
3. You Can't Catch Me
4. Two Trains Running
5. Wake Me, Shake Me
6. Cheryl's Going Home
7. Flute Thing
8. Caress Me Baby
9. Fly Away$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Moanin'On their second album, The Hive Dwellers make with a low, wailing expression of sorrow (or suffering). Moanin' is a collection of field recordings made at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, Washington. It's a noisy pop runaway freight train that stirs the blues soul rockin' of their debut album Hewn from the Wilderness to a new beat music recipe. The Hive Dwellers' Calvin, Gabriel and Evan have toured across the United States and left a wake of frug and shimmy shines that won't be forgotten any time soon. You beat the tambourine to "Streets of Olympia Town" in Knoxville; stomped the floorboards to "Montgomery Hammer" in Buffalo; knocked a heady bongo to "Baby Be Mine" in Oakland.
C'mon, join in Moanin' for a while.1. Baby Be Mine
2. Streets of Olympia Town
3. Ask You
4. Love Will Come Back Again
5. Your Kissing Me
7. Montgomery Hammer
8. Lynch the Swan
9. Love on the Wax
10. Daughters of Rebellion$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-BMG-0206xEmerson, Lake And Palmer
Works Volume 2Remastered For The First Time In 24 Bit / High-Density Formats From The Original Tapes
Works Volume 2 is ELP's sixth studio album, released in 1977, and now expertly remastered for the first time in 24 bit / High-Density formats from the original tapes. The album's brief, eclectic compositions cover an array of musical styles, combining stimulating originals and handsomely orchestrated renditions of 'Maple Leaf Rag,' 'Honky Tonk Train Blues,' and 'Show Me The Way to Go Home.' Works 2 showcases incredibly strong performances from all 3 band members - Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer. The album includes the massive hit 'I Believe in Father Christmas', Greg Lake's beautiful composition, highlighting his strong voice and vibrant acoustic guitar.
Formed in 1970, Emerson, Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first supergroups. The world-conquering, stadium-filling prog giants helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20.1. Tiger In A Spotlight (2017 - Remaster)
2. When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine (2017 - Remaster)
3. Bullfrog (2017 - Remaster)
4. Brain Salad Surgery (2017 - Remaster)
5. Barrelhouse Shake-Down (2017 - Remaster)
6. Watching Over You (2017 - Remaster)
7. So Far To Fall (2017 - Remaster)
8. Maple Leaf Rag (2017 - Remaster)
9. I Believe In Father Christmas (2017 - Remaster)
10. Close But Not Touching (2017 - Remaster)
11. Honky Tonk Train Blues (2017 - Remaster)
12. Show Me The Way To Go Home (2017 - Remaster)$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cleveland '78Orange Colored Vinyl
Two giants of classic rockabilly/early rock n' roll captured live on stage in one phenomenal concert performance from 1978, Robert Gordon & Link Wray! This limited edition orange vinyl pressing offers the ideal medium for Gordon's powerful yet supple croon and Wray's devastating, razor sharp guitar playing as heard on such classics as "Mystery Train," "Rawhide," "Summertime Blues," the instrumental "Rumble" and lots more!1. If This Is Wrong
2. Mystery Train
3. The Way I Walk
4. The Fool
5. I Sure Miss You
8. Red Hot
9. My Baby Left Me
10. Lonesome Train
11. Five Days, Five Days
12. Summertime Blues
13. Twenty Flight Rock
14. Fire / Let's Play House
15. Endless Sleep$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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
6. Find Him
7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
1. Last Train To Clarksville
3. A Little Warm Death
5. Harvest Moon
6. 32-20$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-MUT-2439xNick Cave And The Bad Seeds
The First Born Is DeadThe blues had long been a potent undercurrent in the Birthday Party's music, so it wasn't all that surprising that Nick Cave embraced the sound and feeling of rural blues on his second album with the Bad Seeds, The Firstborn Is Dead. What was startling was how well Cave and his bandmates -- Barry Adamson, Mick Harvey, and Blixa Bargeld -- were able to absorb and honor the influences of artists like Skip James and Charley Patton while creating a sound that was unmistakably their own. The moody obsessions of rural blues -- trains, floods, imprisonment, sin, fear, and death -- seemed made to order for Cave, and he was able to tap into the doomy iconography of this music with potent emotional force; on Tupelo, he makes a sweeping and disturbing epic of the rain-swept night when Elvis Presley was born, and Knocking on Joe is a tale of life on the work gang that communicates the pain of the spirit as clearly as the ache of the body. Also, the blues helped transform Cave's music as well as his lyrics; the brutal sonic pummel of the Birthday Party here gave way to a more subtle and dynamic approach that still made effective use of dissonance and bare-wired electric guitar noise while proving the balance of loud and soft only made each side deeper and more resonant. (The stark, barely there guitar and drums of Blind Lemon Jefferson are as startling and malignantly fascinating as anything in the Birthday Party's catalog.) The Firstborn Is Dead proved Nick Cave's musical palate was significantly broader than his debut album suggested and pointed to a path (channeling the sounds and emotions of American roots music) he would return to on many of his albums that followed.
- Mark Deming (All Music)1. Tupelo
2. Say Goodbye To The Little Girl Tree
3. Train Long Suffering
4. Black Crow King
5. Knockin' On Joe
6. Wanted Man
7. Blind Lemon Jefferson$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack)
Remastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Masters
Rainbow Bridge is being reissued on vinyl, reintroduced with original album art and track orders and remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.
Rainbow Bridge was compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love. Rainbow Bridge is often misconstrued as being an entirely live album, being that the film of the same name features excerpts of a live Jimi Hendrix performance in Maui. However, Hendrix had no role in the creation of the rambling, unfocused 1971 film which was directed by Chuck Wein. The film was not a Hendrix project in any way but instead an independent vision of his manager Michael Jeffery. After Hendrix's death in September 1970, Jeffery scrapped Hendrix's original vision of a double studio album titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun and called for Kramer, Mitchell and Jansen to compile two posthumous albums-including one that would that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.
Mitchell, Kramer and Jansen drew upon Hendrix's rich trove of studio recordings that the guitarist had been developing at Electric Lady Studios. Songs such as ''Dolly Dagger'' and ''Room Full Of Mirrors'' were bright examples of Hendrix's new creative direction. Other standouts on the album included a studio rendition of ''Star Spangled Banner'' as well as the majestic ''Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).'' The one live track on the album, an extraordinary rendition of Hendrix's original blues composition ''Hear My Train A Comin''' is taken from a performance at Berkeley Community Theatre in May of 1970, and not in the film at all. Buddy Miles and Noel Redding both appear on one track each, and the Ronettes provide backing vocals on ''Earth Blues.''
After Hendrix's death in September 1970, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun was scrapped and instead two posthumous albums were created from the sessions, including one that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.1. Dolly Dagger
2. Earth Blues
3. Pali Gap
4. Room Full of Mirrors
5. Star Spangled Banner (studio version)
6. Look Over Yonder
7. Hear My Train A Comin' (live)
8. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)$24.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live In ConcertHAROLD RAY LIVE IN CONCERT set stoic scenesters aflame with their genuine (not Ginuwine) R&B shuffle-with this live release, there's no stoppin' this blue-eyed soul train from infecting the nation with R&B mania! Heavy 60's soul meets garage rock a la The Dirtbombs, Geno Washington,.....for fans of In The Red Records,..etc.1. Turn Me Loose
2. Busy Body
3. Soul Dance No. 3
4. Dance All Night
5. Silly Savage
6. Ain't Nothin' But A House Party
7. Love Me One More Time
8. Tell Me That You Love Me
9. Mish Mash Soul
10. The Waycross
11. Crossin' Over
13. Twenty-Five Miles
14. Goin' Back To Miami$7.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Coming Forth By DayComing Forth By Day is described as Cassandra Wilson's moody, soulful showcase for contemporary yet timeless interpretations of standards associated with her musical inspiration, according to information from Legacy Recordings.
"Cassandra Wilson is one of the world's most elegant and tasteful artists. Her decision to channel the spirit of Billie Holiday on her new album is a perfect complement to Legacy's plans for celebrating Lady Day's centennial, said Adam Block of Legacy Recordings. "It's an absolute treat to work with Cassandra in the realization of this unexpected and sublimely beautiful music.
Coming Forth By Day was produced by Nick Launay, known as Nick Cave's producer for the last decade among many other adventurous credits. Wilson recorded the music at Seedy Underbelly studios in Los Angeles at Seedy Underbelly studios, accompanied by an A list musical team including producer Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Arcade Fire), guitarists T Bone Burnett and Nick Zinner of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, string arranger Van Dyke Parks and rhythm section The Bad Seeds (drummer Thomas Wydler and bassist Martyn P. Casey).
Wilson is a leading American jazz vocalist/musician/songwriter/producer who has received many awards and accolades, including: two Grammys (1996, Best Jazz Vocal Performance for New Moon Daughter; 2009, Best Jazz Vocal Album for Loverly);Down Beat's Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year (1994-1996); the Montreal International Jazz Festival's Miles Davis Prize (1999); named America's Best Singer in Time magazine (2001); honorary doctorate in the Arts from Millsaps College (2003); added to the Mississippi Blues Trail (2010); and taken home the BET Soul Train Award (2011, Best Traditional Jazz Album for Silver Pony).LP 1
1. Don't Explain
2. Billie's Blues
3. Crazy He Calls Me
4. You Go To My Head
5. All Of Me
6. The Way You Look Tonight
1. Good Morning Heartache
2. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
3. These Foolish Things
4. Strange Fruit
5. I'll Be Seeing You
6. Last Song (For Lester)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Defying GravityMr Big's new album, DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented MR. BIG blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut Open Your Eyes to the harmony-laden wonderment of Damn I'm in Love Again to the grateful/wistful nostalgia of 1992 (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international #1 smash To Be With You) to the barn burning slide-blues closer, Be Kind. Overall, DEFYING GRAVITY is prime evidence that the only thing MR. BIG remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence.
Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band's 1989 self-titled debut, 1991's LEAN INTO IT and 1993's BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.
It was great to get back in the studio with our original producer, Kevin Elson, says guitarist Paul Gilbert. Kevin recorded all of our original classic albums from the '80s and '90s, and we immediately felt that magic chemistry with him on DEFYING GRAVITY. We basically played live in the studio. Over the years, we've all had a chance to experiment with every recording technique possible, but it's still always the best just to play together as a band. Most of my guitar solos were tracked live with the band. I've worked hard on my improvisation in the last few years, and it really paid off on this record both melodically, and on the face-melting stuff.
DEFYING GRAVITY is the follow-up to 2014's THE STORIES WE COULD TELL (Frontiers Music Srl), which Ultimate-Guitar.com described as An exceptional offering of accelerated hard rock from one of the more dominant 'supergroups' of the late 1980s, MR. BIG return with a vengeance on THE STORIES WE COULD TELL.1. Open Your Eyes
2. Defying Gravity
3. Everybody Needs a Little Trouble
4. Damn I'm In Love Again
5. Mean to Me
6. Nothing Bad (About Feeling Good)
7. Forever and Back
8. She's All Coming Back to Me Now
10. Nothing At All
11. Be Kind$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Will The Guns Come OutHanni El-Khatib, touted as one of the most talented acts in L.A. right now is a a one-man band, singing, songwriting and producing all on his own. His debut album, Will The Guns Come Out features a synthesized mix of '50s and '60s garage rock, soul, blues and even a bit of folk. His attitude is his greatest attribute, claiming to strive to write songs about anyone whos ever been shot or hit by a train and he brings with him the rawness of Phil Spector, Jack White, the Shangri-Las and the Black Keys all at once.1. Will The Guns Come Out
3. Fuck It, You Win
4. Dead Wrong
5. Come Alive
6. Loved One
7. Heartbreak Hotel
8. Wait Wait Wait
9. Garbage City
10. You Rascal You$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Knew You WhenCapitol Records recording artist Bob Seger's 18th studio album, I KNEW YOU WHEN, was recorded in Nashville and Detroit.
The new set features Seger's tribute to Lou Reed, a rockin' cover of Reed's "Busload of Faith". Seger also includes tributes to his friend Glenn Frey, in the heartfelt self-penned "Glenn Song", and to Leonard Cohen with a timely cover of Cohen's "Democracy". Seger dedicates the album to the memory of Glenn Frey.
I KNEW YOU WHEN also features the reflective title track, uptempo rockers "The Highway", "Runaway Train", and "Blue Ridge", an ode to the history and beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, and the passionate guitar driven ballad, "I'll Remember You".
I KNEW YOU WHEN is Seger's first new studio album since his 2014 release RIDE OUT, which was Seger's highest charting debut entering Billboard's Top 200 Albums at #3 and Billboard's Rock Albums chart at #1.
With the new album Seger and Capitol mark their 49th year, extending Seger's record as the longest tenured solo artist in the storied label's history. Seger has been inducted in both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honored with Billboard's "Legend of Live" award at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards in 2015 for his significant and lasting impact on the touring industry.
Seger has earned 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards, including his studio albums BEAUTIFUL LOSER, NIGHT MOVES, STRANGER IN TOWN, AGAINST THE WIND, LIKE A ROCK, THE DISTANCE, THE FIRE INSIDE, FACE THE PROMISE and his double live albums LIVE BULLET and NINE TONIGHT. Earlier this year, Seger's GREATEST HITS album was certified diamond by the RIAA for achieving 10 million units sold in the U.S.1. Gracile
2. Busload of Faith
3. The Highway
4. I Knew You When
5. I'll Remember You
6. The Sea Inside
8. Runaway Train
9. Something More
10. Democracy$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now