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  • Kiss: MTV Unplugged Kiss: MTV Unplugged Quick View

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    Kiss: MTV Unplugged

    Celebrating four decades of decibels, KISS, Mercury Records and UMe proudly announce reissuing the legendary KISS albums on 180g audiophile vinyl
    starting in 2014. Remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity, these albums have never sounded so amazing and now
    vinyl collectors will get what they've been demanding. All posters, sleeve art, stickers, etc that appeared in the original LP release where applicable have
    been faithfully reproduced for the KISS Army.


    On April 10, KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - which will be broadcast in May -
    and then will kick off a summer co-headlining tour with Def Leppard starting in June.


    After sinking deep into this musical celebration, even the not-so-avid listener will surely know something more about Kiss, a classic rock icon of the '70s roaring back in vibrant and passionate form. This recording of a session done expressly for the program MTV Unplugged in 1996 brought together a special group for a remarkable, if unexpected, reunion. Throughout this record, you can feel the support and raw adoration of the audience present, certainly a mixture of long-time fans and new admirers. The members of Kiss got together to rock hard on their axes and crash big on the drums, bringing a renewed sense of freshness and excitement. Nearly rock & roll legends, they exceeded expectations and, given their newfound energy, charisma, and love for the music, their performance provided the catalyst for the beginning of a successful world reunion tour. Coming Home delivers a feverish and electric opening that gets the crowd on its feet in a hurry. Soon the emotion and presence of this group are brought back with startling grace and wisdom on Plaster Caster, and the beautiful acoustic medley Goin' Blind. The decades of Kiss, their costumes, and their wild stadium shows roll back in a heartbeat through the crashing tune Do You Love Me. Perhaps one of the most bewildering tunes that really reflects the image of Kiss is the rocking blues tune Domino. The crowd is really fired up now, next experiencing the charming and soulful power rock ballad Sure Know Something. A World Without Heroes is very subdued and reflective. Rock Bottom is delicate and mysterious in the opening seconds, with a lush minor harmony delivered picking style on the acoustic. Now it gets rough, expresses Stanley, grooving in a racy blues statement. See You Tonight is a romantic and pretty ballad delivered with sweetness, and the group sings, I'll see you tonight/And if I can't, I'll cry, I'll cry/I see you tonight, outside. Then on comes the darker resonance of the band with I Still Love You, expressing grave longing after a grueling breakup. I got to make you see, is a gripping line in a haunting bridge section, before the shouted, emotional, sometimes painful chorus: Girl, it seems the price I have of losing you/Will be my hell to pay/It makes me want to die/'Cause I still love you. The solo during the bridge is reminiscent of the chord structure of the Guess Who's Undun. After this painful, depressing song, new breath is found with Every Time I Look at You, a song of forgiveness, delivered with sincerity and the feeling of hope: Every time I hold you/The things I never told you seem to come easily/'Cause you're everything to me. The bridge is brilliant and seems to elevate the melody to a gratifying level, before breaking into a chilling guitar improv, layered over with a shimmering string orchestra. Beth is the most heartwarming song of Kiss' power ballads: Beth I know you're lonely/And I hope you'll be alright/'Cause me and the boys will be playing all night. Finally, a Kiss show wouldn't be complete without the ultimate party song, Rock and Roll All Night, a tune still electric without electric guitars.


    - Shawn M. Haney (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Comin' Home
    2. Plaster Caster
    3. Goin' Blind
    4. Do You Love Me
    5. Domino
    6. Sure Know Something
    7. A World Without Heroes
    8. Rock Bottom


    LP 2
    1. See You Tonight
    2. I Still Love You
    3. Every Time I Look At You
    4. 2,000 Man
    5. Beth
    6. Nothin' To Lose
    7. Rock 'N' Roll All Nite
    8. Got To Choose

    Kiss
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  • Almost Blue Almost Blue Quick View

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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
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ortofon MC Quintet Cartridge Blue Ortofon MC Quintet Cartridge Blue Quick View

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    Ortofon MC Quintet Cartridge Blue

    Ortofon


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    MC Quintet Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details


    The Quintet Blue is a very homogeneous cartridge whose sound image will tend to more smooth reproduction compared to Quintet Red and moderate dynamic strength compared to Quintet Bronze.
    It features a Nude Elliptical diamond mounted on an aluminium cantilever.


    The Quintet Blue will bring more space, depth and detail into the sound and is a very good choice for any kind of music, especially rhythmic.

    Ortofon Cartridges
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  • Little Girl Blue (Awaiting Repress) Little Girl Blue (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Little Girl Blue (Awaiting Repress)

    Nina Simone presents Little Girl Blue. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Good Bait
    8. Plain Gold Ring
    9. You'll Never Walk Alone
    10. I Loves You Porgy
    11. Central Park Blues
    Nina Simone
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Kind Of Blue (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Kind Of Blue (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Kind Of Blue (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 12/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    Best-Selling Album in Jazz History Receives the Prestigious Mobile Fidelity Treatment: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


    Mobile Fidelity 180 gram 45RPM 2LP Box Set is Definitive Analog Version and Intended to Be Passed on to Generations


    If There's a Stairway to Heaven, This is the Soundtrack: Epochal 1959 Record the Mt. Rushmore of Jazz Sessions


    Dream Team of Davis, Adderley, Coltrane, Evans, Kelly, Chambers, Cobb Make History


    How does one properly introduce an epochal record? Perhaps by unequivocally stating that it is the best-selling jazz album in history. Or by affirming that, every year, it sells tens of thousands of copies more than five decades after its original release. Theres also the matter of its status as the most-referenced, and arguably, most important, jazz recording of all-time. And the Dream Team lineup of Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Yes, Kind of Blue is utterly inimitable.


    Part of Mobile Fidelity's Miles Davis catalog restoration series, the landmark has been given the ultimate white-gloves treatment. Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, and pressed on 45RPM LPs at RTI, this sumptuous box set of the often-reissued album is a must for even fans that already possess multiple versions. Such is the illuminating transparency, reference dynamics, organic warmth, and instrumental detail exposed by the thoroughly scrupulous mastering process. If there's a stairway to heaven, this is the soundtrack.


    In its three-decade-plus history, Mobile Fidelity has never been prouder to have the honor of handling efforts as important as Davis key recordings. Its why the labels engineers took every available measure to transport listeners to the March and April 1959 sessions that parlayed modal jazz into mainstream language. The blueprint for melodic improvisation and vamping, Kind of Blue simplifies tonal organization and chordal progression into an eminently beautiful, introspective tapestry stitched with swinging poetry, mellifluous soloing, compositional lyricism, transcendental harmonies, and group interplay of the highest caliber.


    While no one has ever completely identified the magic behind the records allure the otherworldly nature is part of its inherent charm much of the success lies with the band members. Davis intentionally handpicked these musicians to comprise this particular cast, with everyone from former foil Evans to blues maestro Kelly to percussive genius Cobb interacting and reacting with peerless skill.


    An audiophile favorite from the day it was issued, Kind of Blue takes on nirvanic sonic proportions via Mobile Fidelitys reissue. The expressive warmth, imaging clarity, frequency extension, and window-on-the-world breadth afforded by this new edition places music lovers right in the studio with the sextet. Close your eyes and, no matter how many times you may have heard it before, your experience will parallel that of the players that recorded these gems. Everyone shares in the excitement of not knowing what will happen and, as the music begins to lie out in front of you, you'll feel as if you've been whisked away to a jazz holy land. Quintessential.



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    1. So What
    2. Freddie Freeloader
    3. Blue in Green
    4. All Blues
    5. Flamenco Sketches
    Miles Davis
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM Box Set - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Out Of The Blue (40th Anniversary Picture Disc) Out Of The Blue (40th Anniversary Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Out Of The Blue (40th Anniversary Picture Disc)

    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Electric Light Orchestra's 'Out Of The Blue' with this brand new double picture disc vinyl package! Written and produced by Jeff Lynne, 'Out of the Blue' is ELO's bestselling album, certified platinum in both the U.S. and U.K. and featuring the worldwide hit singles Mr. Blue Sky, Turn To Stone and Sweet Talkin Woman. All four sides feature images from Shusei Nagoka s iconic sleeve art, including ELO's instantly recognizable spaceship logo.
    LP 1
    1. Turn to Stone
    2. It's Over
    3. Sweet Talkin' Woman
    4. Across the Border
    5. Night in the City
    6. Starlight
    7. Jungle
    8. Believe Me Now
    9. Steppin' Out


    LP 2
    1. Standin' in the Rain
    2. Big Wheels
    3. Summer and Lightning
    4. Mr. Blue Sky
    5. Sweet Is the Night
    6. The Whale
    7. Birmingham Blues
    8. Wild West Hero

    Electric Light Orchestra
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  • Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (Pure Pleasure) Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (Pure Pleasure)

    House's recording session ran over a few days and saw the studio set up like a small club with an invited audience. I remember John (Hammond) running around crazed, as was Son's manager, Dick Waterman (a man to whom Son owed everything). Al Wilson of Canned Heat was sat alongside Son, and once the recording started occasionally played harp and guitar. He appeared to have a decidedly calming influence on House, who throughout would turn to him to discuss various things. Once things had begun Son was quite nervous but ever so slowly, as time wore on, the emotional intensity of his performance transported one back to the Mississippi Delta c. 1930 when Son, as a young man, ruled the roost along with Delta legend Charlie Patton. And today, many years later, the images are frozen pieces of time, forever stored in my memory.



    Excerpt from a piece by Lawrence Cohn who was present at the session.



    Musicians:



    • Son House (vocal, steel-guitar)

    • Al Wilson (guitar, harmonica)




    Recording: April 1965 at Columbia's studios, New York City

    Production: John Hammond and Frank Driggs




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Death Letter Blues
    2. Pearline
    3. Louise McGhee
    4. John The Revelator
    5. Empire State Express
    6. Preachin' Blues
    7. Grinnin' In Your Face
    8. Sundown
    9. Levee Camp Moan
    10. Death Letter Blues (alternate take)
    11. Levee Camp Moan (alternate take )
    12. Grinnin' In Your Face (alternate take )
    13. JohnThe Revelator (alternate take )
    14. Preachin' Blues (alternate take )
    15. President Kennedy
    16. A Down The Staff
    17. Motherless Children
    18. Yonder Comes My Mother
    19. Shake It and Break It
    20. Pony Blues
    21. Downhearted Blues
    Son House
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Ortofon MC Cadenza Red Cartridge (Moving Coil) Ortofon MC Cadenza Red Cartridge (Moving Coil) Quick View

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    Ortofon MC Cadenza Red Cartridge (Moving Coil)

    Hi-Fi High Ortofon


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The sound picture of Cadenza Red is more relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic in the perspective compared to the Cadenza Blue and has great space and depth in the stereo image.


    Nude Fine Line Diamond


    The Cadenza Red model is using a nude fine line stylus with a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40 µm. The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999%) pure silver wire. An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance.

    Ortofon Cartridges
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  • Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Quick View

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    Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

    Ranked 12/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Best Selling Jazz Album of All-Time Gets the Super Deluxe Treatment for its 50th Anniversary!


    Includes the Original Remastered CD, a CD of Bonus Material, a DVD of the Making of Kind of Blue, an Incredible Full-Color Book, Photos from the Sessions, Miles' Notes and the LP of the Original Album Pressed on Blue Vinyl!


    In 1958, after a string of critically acclaimed and successful albums, Miles Davis was searching for a new direction to take the music, and signs were pointing him off the chordal highway into a new jazz style: modal. His innovations would open up the world for improvisers. He recruited key players with the potential to solidify his new approach, forming his famed sextet with rising jazz giants John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans & Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Miles hired the little-known Evans because he needed a pianist who was into the modal thing. Davis and Evans both had developed personal voices characterized by a melodic flow that suggested, rather than defined, musical structure. It was his relationship with Evans that created the spark that resulted in the album Kind of Blue.


    In only two impromptu sessions in March and April of 1959, Miles Daviss sextet created a tour de force 5 original tunes built on simple scales. Davis is committed to getting something spontaneous out of his musicians. The entire album was composed as a series of modal sketches and was conceived only hours before the recording dates. The outcome? Pure inspiration, and the stuff of legend an album made up of the first full take of each tune, captured at the historic Columbia 30th Street Studio. The album was originally released on Columbia Records in 1959, stunning the jazz world by practically creating a new language of music. Its influence goes far beyond jazz. Kind of Blue is universally considered to be one of the best albums of all time, of any genre. Fifty years later, Kind of Blue the epitome of spontaneous inventionis still the best selling jazz album ever.


    This Collectors Edition marks the 50th Anniversary with an unprecedented presentation of music, images, insight and history to celebrate the album that is essential to any music collection, the ideal gift item for any jazz lover, especially fans of Miles Davis a true collectors set.


    Do Not Miss this Limited-Edition Collector's Edition!

    Blue Colored Vinyl LP:

    1. So What

    2. Freddie The Freeloader

    3. Blue In Green

    4. All Blues

    5. Flamenco Sketches


    Disc 1 - CD:

    1. So What (9:22)

    2. Freddie Freeloader (9:46)

    3. Blue In Green (5:36)

    4. All Blues (11:32)

    5. Flamenco Sketches (9:25)

    6. Flamenco Sketches (alternate take) (9:31)

    7. Freddie Freeloader - studio sequence 1 (0:51)

    8. Freddie Freeloader - false start (1:26)

    9. Freddie Freeloader - studio sequence 2 (1:34) (*)

    10. So What - studio sequence 1 (1:55) (*)

    11. So What - studio sequence 2 (0:12) (*)

    12. Blue In Green - studio sequence (1:57) (*)

    13. Flamenco Sketches - studio sequence 1 (0:43)

    14. Flamenco Sketches - studio sequence 2 (1:10) (*)

    15. All Blues - studio sequence (0:19) (*)

    (*) previously unreleased


    Disc 2 - CD:

    1. On Green Dolphin Street (9:48)

    2. Fran-Dance (5:48)

    3. Stella By Starlight (4:43)

    4. Love For Sale (11:46)

    5. Fran-Dance (alternate take) (5:51)

    6. So What (17:28) (**)

    (**) previously released in unauthorized form

    • Rare musical material including the first session by the Miles Davis sextet, May 26, 1958

    • Over 30 minutes of studio material

    • First authorized release of two extended live performances from April 9, 1960 Den Haag Concert and The Zurich Concert.


    DVD:

    • Documentary - Story Behind Kind of Blue

    • April 2, 1959 TV program, Robert Herridge Theater: The Sound of Miles Davis

    Miles Davis
    $109.99
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  • Unrepentant Geraldines Unrepentant Geraldines Quick View

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    Unrepentant Geraldines

    Unrepentant Geraldines is Tori Amos' 14th studio album and first album of original pop/rock songs in 5 years and a return to the unique brand of singer
    songwriter style that catapulted her to stardom over two decades ago.


    During her career Tori Amos has sold over 12 million albums worldwide.


    Unrepentant Geraldines is an album in which Amos once more zeroes in on the writing of brightly melodic, deftly evocative singer song-writer soul-poems.
    The album title was inspired by a painting of Daniel Maclise, depicting the Irish folk tale character Geraldine in the pose of the repentant Magdalene. This
    sparked a process of thoughts about women's repentance and their struggles throughout history.


    Fusing themes such as women in society, motherhood and contemporary events, and also drawing inspiration from the work of visual artists, painters
    such as Cezanne, she has created a landmark album, demonstrating why she is regarded as one of the most remarkable artists of recent times.
    Unrepentant Geraldines was written over the past few years and entirely recorded in her Cornwall studio with long-time collaborators Mark Hawley and
    Marcel Van Limbeek, "working as a triangle".


    2014 brought a fresh approach to creating and working for Tori. The album features "Trouble's Lament", an eerie Southern blues song in which Amos's
    matchless voice conjures up images of how the "flames from Satan's tongue are charged and licking at her heels "


    Other highlights include "Promise" a touching duet with her 13-year old daughter Natasha, that documents the mother/daughter relationship and the
    promises they make to each other, "Giant's Rolling Pin." a pithy, spry, jig-like satire on the NSA/Edward Snowden affair and "Oysters" a classic Amos
    piano ballad, evocative of her timeless breakthrough album, 1992's Little Earthquakes.

    1. America
    2. Trouble's Lament
    3. Wild Way
    4. Wedding Day
    5. Weatherman
    6. 16 Shades of Blue
    7. Maids of Elfen-mere
    8. Promise
    9. Giant's Rolling Pin
    10. Selkie
    11. Unrepentant Geraldines
    12. Oysters
    13. Rose Dover
    14. Invisible Boy
    15. Forest of Glass
    Tori Amos
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    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Forever Changes Forever Changes Quick View

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    Forever Changes

    Ranked 40/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The third and final album by the original Love lineup, Forever Changes has consistently drawn epic praise both upon its 1968 release on Elektra Records and to this very day. Rolling Stone described Forever Changes as "elegant armageddon" when listing it as #40 in the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time while another rave review considered it, "one of the most distinctive masterpieces in that era of masterpieces." A landmark work that is without question the L.A.-based psychedelic folk-rock pioneers' most fully realized studio effort, Forever Changes was produced by band co-founder/frontman Arthur Lee and The Doors' engineer/producer Bruce Botnick.


    Lee's metaphysically super-logical lyrics, warbled sweetly over the band's full-bloom psychedelia, a swirling current of guitars, strings, and horns layered into a mind-expanding wall of beauty. The album's song titles read like signs along the long and winding road to Nirvana: "Andmoreagain," "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale," "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This," "You Set The Scene." Forever Changes exploded the personal into the universal and uncovered the eternal tucked away inside the familiar.


    "In the summer of 1967 a billboard appeared on Los Angeles' legendary Sunset Strip telling all who looked skyward to 'watch for the third coming of LOVE.' Emblazoned with an image of the group painted in oozing pink, purple, blue, and green meant to resemble an organic heart, Love were barely recognizable in their collective obscurity. Though they had followed hot on the heels of The Byrds to rule the L.A. club scene a year earlier, the band (at the time perhaps the most progressive and uncompromising in pop) never made the leap to mainstream acceptance or the Billboard Top 10. Ironically, that same summer their Elektra labelmates and former opening act, The Doors hit #1 with 'Light My Fire.' Meanwhile, the five members of Love (Arthur Lee, Johnny Echols, Bryan MacLean, Ken Forssi, and Michael Stuart) struggled to complete an album that would barely chart on initial release. In most stories Love would be the group that promised more than they delivered. That would be had 'the third coming' not been Forever Changes, a long-player widely rated above any other waxing of that idyllic era." - Andrew Sandoval/liner notes for the 2008 reissue

    1. Alone Again Or
    2. A House Is Not A Motel
    3. Andmoreagain
    4. The Daily Planet
    5. Old Man
    6. The Red Telephone
    7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
    8. Live And Let Live
    9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
    10. Bummer In The Summer
    11. You Set The Scene

    Love
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  • 12 x 5 (With Unframed Litho) 12 x 5 (With Unframed Litho) Quick View

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    12 x 5 (With Unframed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Lithographic Print (Not Framed)


    12 x 5 by The Rolling Stones was their October 1964 release that told the world that they loved the blues and rock 'n roll. The evolution from blues to rock accelerated on this, their second American LP. 12 X 5 included material recorded by the Stones at Chicago's Chess Studios (home to the band's idols Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf) during their first US tour. Though this album of the group's early R&B period kicks off with covers from unsurprising sources (Chuck Berry's Around and Around,) Mick and Keith waste little time in displaying their own compositional acumen.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, with a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time of recording.


    12 x 5 LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album 12 x 5 and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity


    1. Around And Around
    2. Confessin' The Blues
    3. Empty Heart
    4. Time Is On My Side
    5. Good Times, Bad Times
    6. It's All Over Now
    7. 2120 South Michigan Avenue
    8. Under The Boardwalk
    9. Congratulations
    10. Grown Up Wrong
    11. If You Need Me
    12. Susie Q
    The Rolling Stones
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    12 x 5 (With Framed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Framed Lithographic Print


    12 x 5 by The Rolling Stones was their October 1964 release that told the world that they loved the blues and rock 'n roll. The evolution from blues to rock accelerated on this, their second American LP. 12 X 5 included material recorded by the Stones at Chicago's Chess Studios (home to the band's idols Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf) during their first US tour. Though this album of the group's early R&B period kicks off with covers from unsurprising sources (Chuck Berry's Around and Around,) Mick and Keith waste little time in displaying their own compositional acumen.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, with a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time of recording.


    12 x 5 LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album 12 x 5 and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity



    1. Around And Around
    2. Confessin' The Blues
    3. Empty Heart
    4. Time Is On My Side
    5. Good Times, Bad Times
    6. It's All Over Now
    7. 2120 South Michigan Avenue
    8. Under The Boardwalk
    9. Congratulations
    10. Grown Up Wrong
    11. If You Need Me
    12. Susie Q
    The Rolling Stones
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    A Reality Tour

    3 LP Box Set On 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Includes Two Poster Inserts


    3 Bonus Tracks


    Friday Music is proud to announce the reissue of David Bowie's A Reality Tour. The album is essentially his greatest hits live, taken from his last tour during his two-night stint at The Point in Dublin, Ireland, in November 2003. This 3 LP box set contains beautiful 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl, with two first time poster inserts featuring the wonderful 12" x 12" front cover image as well as a 12" x 24" double-sided poster featuring unique live performance shots, and 3 bonus tracks.

    LP 1
    1. Rebel, Rebel

    2. New Killer Star

    3. Reality
    4. Fame

    5. Cactus

    6. Sister Midnight
    7. Afraid

    8. All The Young Dudes

    9. Be My Wife

    10. The Loneliest Guy

    11. The Man Who Sold The World

    12. Sunday


    LP 2
    1. Fantastic Voyage

    2. Hallo Spaceboy

    3. Under Pressure

    4. Life On Mars

    5. Battle For Britain (The Letter)

    6. Never Get Old
    7. Ashes To Ashes

    8. The Motel

    9. Loving The Alien

    10. Changes

    11. I'm Afraid Of Americans


    LP 3
    1. Heroes
    2. Bring Me The Disco King

    3. Slip Away

    4. Heathen (The Rays)
    5. Five Years

    6. Hang On To Yourself

    7. Ziggy Stardust

    8. Fall Dogs Bomb The Moon (Bonus Track)
    9. Breaking Glass (Bonus Track)
    10. China Girl (Bonus Track)

    David Bowie
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  • Let It Bleed (With Unframed Litho) Let It Bleed (With Unframed Litho) Quick View

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    Let It Bleed (With Unframed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Lithographic Print (Not Framed)


    Released in 1969, Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones extends their rock and blues feel into a harder rocking sound. Recorded at what some call their creative peak, this album includes the now famous Stones' classics "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want."


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, with a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time of recording.


    Let It Bleed LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album Let It Bleed and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity

    1. Gimme Shelter
    2. Love In Vain
    3. Country Honk
    4. Live With Me
    5. Let It Bleed
    6. Midnight Rambler
    7. You Got The Silver
    8. Monkey Man
    9. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    The Rolling Stones
    $269.99
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    Let It Bleed (With Framed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Framed Lithographic Print


    Released in 1969, Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones extends their rock and blues feel into a harder rocking sound. Recorded at what some call their creative peak, this album includes the now famous Stones' classics "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want."


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, with a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time of recording.


    Let It Bleed LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album Let It Bleed and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity


    1. Gimme Shelter
    2. Love In Vain
    3. Country Honk
    4. Live With Me
    5. Let It Bleed
    6. Midnight Rambler
    7. You Got The Silver
    8. Monkey Man
    9. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    The Rolling Stones
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    Anutha Zone

    Import

    For those of us who long for the days when Dr. John smeared himself with face paint, wore impossibly large headdresses, and sang about gris-gris, gumbo ya-ya, and croker courtbullion, Anutha Zone is indeed a heartening development.


    In the late 60s Dr. John was a visionary musical alchemist, working with psychedelic imagery and funky rhythms to nab the rock crowd, then plying them with spooky swampland mythology and raw Southern R&B.


    On Anutha Zone, Dr. John digs deep into that murky musical well once again, with stunning results. John Gris, Party Hellfire, and Soulful Warrior brilliantly fuse slow-burn grooves, sly musicianship, and Dr. John's elegantly gruff vocals, conjuring images of dark revelry down French Quarter back alleyways. This was the comeback of 1998, hands down.


    The Music On Vinyl re-issue also contains the insert with a beautiful picture of the mystic man and credits information.

    1. Zonata
    2. Ki Ya Gris Gris
    3. Voices In My Head
    4. Hello God
    5. John Gris
    6. Party Hellfire
    7. I Don't Wanna Know
    8. Anutha Zone
    9. I Like Ki Yoka
    10. The Olive Tree
    11. Soulful Warrior
    12. The Stroke
    13. Sweet Home New Orleans
    Dr. John
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    Band of Gypsies (Awaiting Repress)

    Following the breakup of the Experience, Jimi Hendrix took a sabbatical in Woodstock, New York, hooked up with bassist Billy Cox and began jamming with a wide variety of musicians, including R&B drummer Buddy Miles. He had become self-conscious about his image as a showman and rocker and about the limitations of thrashing through the same repertoire night after night. Band Of Gypsys was Hendrix's attempt to redefine himself, and in a way heralded his return to the ethos of the blues and R&B, a return assisted by a powerhouse, groove-oriented rhythm section. Band Of Gypsys was certainly different from Hendrix's work with the Experience, but rivals it in terms of scope, vision and beauty.

    1. Who Knows

    2. Machine Gun

    3. Changes

    4. Power To Love

    5. Message To Love

    6. We Gotta Live Together

    Jimi Hendrix
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    Keb' Mo'

    Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity


    1994 Self-Titled Major-Label Debut a Folk-Blues Classic


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Gorgeous Vocal Inflections, Astonishing Acoustic Guitar Lines Possess Incredible Detail


    Pure Blues: National Steel Guitar Playing, Raw Harmonica Solos, Soulful Strumming Infuse Originals and Pair of Covers


    In an age where most contemporary bluesmen strive to mimic the past and pattern their music after the greats, Keb' Mo' is content to be himself. Original, charismatic, and immensely gifted, the guitarist/vocalist (born Kevin Moore) brings country blues in the late 20th century on his stunning self-titled Epic debut, which quickly climbed the charts and turned the former backing instrumentalist into a household name. Replete with gritty textures, close-up vocals, and resplendent acoustics, Mobile Fidelitys scintillating analog version of this 1994 set finally possesses the fidelity that brings Mos Delta strains out of the backwoods and onto a lively back porch.


    Half-speed mastered from the original tapes, this numbered limited-edition 180g LP represents the very first time that Mos watershed album has been given a much-needed sonic facelift. Gone are the hazes that obscured his singing, artificial ceilings that blunted the highs, and digital fog that interfered with the multitude of illuminating tones, details, and notes. Whats revealed is startling intimacy and soothing emotion, Mos gorgeous vocal timbres and inflections given equal space with his guitar, harmonica, and pace. Finally, a great-sounding contemporary blues record that does not resort to derivative recycling and bland revivalism.


    The son of Southern parents, Mo' channels his heritage via a batch of superb folksy songs that relax, refresh, and regale. While hes since traveled in a more commercialized pop-oriented direction, Mos initial salvo is nothing but raw, pure blues played with unbridled passion, tremendous conviction, and what is best deemed the essence of heart and soul. Keb' Mo' engages with a compelling mix of tradition and modernity, the headliner refraining from any attempt at assuming an artificial personality and instead basing his reputation on quality songs. As such, Mos material resonates with deep, mellow vibes and extraordinary National steel guitar work, which complements his fluid, acoustic finger-picking and soulful strumming.


    Mo' occasionally teams with an ensemble. But this record is mostly all about the basics: guitar, voice, and harmonica. Tunes such as Victims of Comfort and Angelina testify on behalf of his phenomenal country-blues songwriting; his covers of Robert Johnsons Come On In My Kitchen and Kindhearted Woman Blues speak to his reverence for the past. Shuffles, ballads, dance songsMo nails them all.


    You owe it to yourself to hear this master musician in the finest possible sound. Every movement on the guitar fretboard, every breath Mo' takes before exhaling words, every crisp and gutsy pluck of the strings they have never possessed more dynamics, detail, or life. Imaging and soundstaging are incredible.


    Keb' Mo' remains one of the finest blues albums made in the post-Stevie Ray Vaughan era. Don't miss this American gem that so many have since tried to copy.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Every Morning
    2. Tell Everybody I Know
    3. Love Blues
    4. Victims of Comfort
    5. Angelina
    6. Anybody Seen My Girl?
    7. She Just Wants to Dance
    8. Am I Wrong?
    9. Come on in My Kitchen
    10. Dirty, Low Down and Bad
    11. Don't Try to Explain
    12. Kindhearted Woman Blues
    13. City Boy
    Keb' Mo'
    $34.99
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    Try! Live In Concert

    Import

    Back in 2005, longtime listeners could have seen it coming: it was only a matter of time before John Mayer dropped the pop star burden and proved he could really bring it on the six-string! Chalk it up to one too many Dave Matthews comparisons, or his image after the success of Your Body Is a Wonderland, but something convinced Mayer it was time to take it to the next level.


    With help from studio pros Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino, he succeeds on Try!

    His covers of Jimi Hendrix's Wait Until Tomorrow and Ray Charles' I Got a Woman should convince even the most purist Guitar Player magazine subscibers. Or else, the blues-rock opener Who Do You Think I Was will do for sure.

    Mixed in with the Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton-esque stuff are a few mellow numbers (Daughters most notably), but even those songs seem juiced up with rock-God hormones.


    Play on, John!

    LP 1
    1. Who Did You Think I Was
    2. Good Love Is On The Way
    3. Wait Until Tomorrow
    4. Gravity
    5. Vultures
    6. Out Of My Mind


    LP 2

    1. Another Kind of Green
    2. I Got A Woman
    3. Somethings Missing
    4. Daughters
    5. Try

    John Mayer
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    Murder On The Orient Express Soundtrack

    Import


    First Pressing Of 750 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Blue Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect.


    One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including PenÉlope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.


    The score is composed by multiple award winner Patrick Doyle. (Donnie Brasco, Thor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)


    The 2 LP set of Murder on the Orient Express is pressed on blue vinyl This limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies contains a 6-panel booklet with exclusive pictures and liner notes on one side and a poster, the image of the train, on the other side. Look out for secret inscriptions in the run-out groove; clues are everywhere

    LP 1
    1. The Wailing Wall
    2. Jaffa To Stamboul
    3. Arrival
    4. The Orient Express
    5. Departure
    6. Judgement
    7. Touch Nothing Else
    8. Macqueen
    9. Twelve Stab Wounds
    10. The Armstrong Case
    11. Mrs. Hubbard
    12. This Is True
    13. Keep Everyone Inside
    14. Confession


    LP 2
    1. Geography
    2. One Sharp Knife
    3. Ma Katherine
    4. True Identity
    5. Dr. Arbuthnot
    6. It Is Time
    7. Justice
    8. Poirot
    9. Never Forget - Michelle Pfeiffer
    10. Orient Express Suite

    Patrick Doyle
    $39.99
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    What The Toll Tells

    On their second full-length, Two Gallants weave urgent back-alley storytelling with no-frills instrumentation that alternately boils with visceral fervor and mourns with plaintive restraint. The youthful duo play a strain of rock that falls somewhere between folk, punk, and old-time blues and the resulting sound is much more than the sum of its parts. Two Gallants draw on Old West images and themes of revenge, redemption, and shifty morality to create wide-swinging moods trafficking in brash ferocity, repentant regret, and freewheelin' Americana.
    1. Las Cruces Jail
    2. Steady Rollin'
    3. Some Slender Rest
    4. Long Summer Day
    5. Prodigal Sun, The
    6. Threnody
    7. 16th St. Dozens
    8. Age of Assassins
    9. Waves of Grain
    10. Big Lucille
    11. Negrophilia Blues
    Two Gallants
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  • Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress) Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress)


    Six LPs, 800 Digital Tracks, Two Definitive Large-Format Books. All Housed In A Polished Aluminum Case Evoking The Era's High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism.


    800 Newly-remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 175 Artists


    90+ Fully-restored Original 1920s-30s Paramount Ads From Chicago Defender


    6 X 180g LPs Pressed On Alabaster-white Label-less Vinyl, Each Side With Its Own Hand-Etched Numeral And Holographic Image


    250 Pg. Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Book Featuring Original Paramount Art And The Label's Curious Tale


    400 Pg. Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Bios & Portraits And Full Paramount Discography


    Polished Aluminum And Stainless Steel Cabinet, Evoking 1930s High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism


    First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App Containing All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Sculpted Metal USB Drive


    Last November, Jack White's Third Man and John Fahey's Revenant issued The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), the first installment of the curious tale of America's most important record label. It was called spectacular (New York Times), unprecedented (Rolling Stone), breathtaking (Boing Boing), a cabinet of wonder, indeed (Pitchfork), and the most perfectly realized attempt to combine music and documentation (Fretboard Journal) and damnedest musical objet d'art (Nashville Scene) folks had ever seen.


    Third Man-Revenant now presents the final volume in the Paramount story - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32).


    As Volume Two begins, Paramount is entitled to a breather - in the previous 5 years it's been home to giants like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter, Blind Blake, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, Big Bill Broonzy, Roosevelt Sykes, James P. Johnson, Jaybird Coleman, Clarence Williams, and Fats Waller.


    But just as it seems the label might be losing steam, it begins a second act that threatens to dwarf its first. In its final 5 year push from 1928-32, Paramount embarks on a furious run for the ages, birthing the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted recordings in the history of wax - a staggering playlist including Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Little Brother Montgomery, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Ramblin' Thomas, Jaydee Short, George Bullet Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Charlie Spand, Jabo Williams, Louise Johnson, Blind Joe Taggart, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, and The Mississippi Sheiks.


    Paramount simply killed. But more than that, it changed how this country thought of itself. It was the first and most comprehensive chronicler of what America really sounded like in the 1920s and '30s - on its street corners, at its fish fries and country suppers, in its nightclubs and dance halls and showtents. In the process, Paramount - not some preservationist-minded enterprise like the Library of Congress - inadvertently created the most significant repository of this young nation's greatest art form.

    6 LPs feature tracks from the collection.


    USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 175 artists across the Paramount family of labels.

    Various Artists
    $469.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 Books - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1927) Box Set


    * 800 Newly-Remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 172 Artists


    * 200+ Fully-Restored Original 1920s Ads And Images


    * 6x 180g Vinyl LPs Pressed On Burled Chestnut Colored Vinyl W/ Hand-Engraved, Blind-embossed Gold-Leaf Labels, Housed In A Laser-Etched White Birch LP Folio


    * 250 Page Deluxe Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Art Book


    * 360 Page Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Portraits And Full Paramount Discography


    * Handcrafted Quarter-Sawn Oak Cabinet With Lush Sage Velvet Upholstery And Custom-forged Metal Hardware


    * First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App, Allowing User Mgmt Of All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Custom-Designed USB Drive


    How did a Wisconsin chair company, producing records on the cheap and run by men with little knowledge of their audience or the music business, build one of the greatest musical rosters ever assembled under one roof? The answer lies in 'The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932,' an epic, two-volume omnibus of art, words and music housed in a limited-edition, hand-sculpted cabinet-of-wonder, to be jointly released by Jack White's Third Man Records and John Fahey's Revenant Records.


    'Volume One,' which covers the label's improbable rise from 1917-1927, will be released exclusively through Third Man on October 29, and worldwide on November 19. The project is co-produced by leading Paramount authority Alex van der Tuuk, and 'Volume 2' will be released in November 2014.


    Paramount Records was founded on a modest proposition: produce records as cheaply as possible, recording whatever talent was available. Over its lifetime, the label would become a "race records" powerhouse, its sound and fortunes directly linked to the Great Migration.


    By the time Paramount ceased operations in 1932, it had compiled a dizzying array of performers still unrivaled to this day, spanning early jazz titans (Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller), blues masters (Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Son House, Skip James), American divas (Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters), gospel (Norfolk Jubilee Quartette), vaudeville (Papa Charlie Jackson), and the indefinable "other" (Geeshie Wiley, Elvie Thomas). Paramount would also directly influence the style of Robert Crumb and countless other 20th century artists and illustrators, through a series of hand-drawn ads promoting its releases in the pages of the Chicago Defender.


    The 'Rise and Fall' wonder-cabinet gives equal status to page-turning narrative and new scholarship; original and newly created graphic art; industrial design; and compelling analog and digital music experiences.

    6 LPs feature 87 tracks from the collection.


    USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 172 artists across the Paramount family of labels, including the earliest recordings of:
    King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Blind Blake, Fats Waller, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Alberta Hunter, Papa Charlie Jackson, Ethel Waters, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny and Baby Dodds, Bo Weavil Jackson, Jimmy O'Bryant, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Tiny Parham, Jimmy Blythe, and Jaybird Coleman.

    Various Artists
    $469.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 Books - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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