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Nick Of Time
Remastered From The Original Analog Tapes
Capitol Records/UMe will release a special vinyl-only edition of Bonnie Raitt's classic NICK OF TIME in honor of the album's 25th
anniversary. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's tenth album still stands as her signature work and as a turning point in her legendary career. It topped the
Billboard 200 album chart, sold five million copies, and won three GRAMMY® Awards, including "Album of the Year." Rolling Stone ranked NICK OF
TIME as number 230 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The NICK OF TIME - 25th Anniversary album was remastered from the original analog tapes, overseen by both the albums producer, Don Was and
engineer Ed Cherney and is being released on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.1. Nick Of Time
2. Thing Called Love
3. Love Letter
4. Cry On My Shoulder
5. Real Man
6. Nobody's Girl
7. Have A Heart
8. Too Soon To Tell
9. I Will Not Be Denied
10. I Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again
11. The Road's My Middle Name$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dig In Deep180 Gram Double LP
With Dig In Deep, her twentieth album, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt comes out swinging. The follow-up to 2012's triumphant Slipstream-the Grammy-winning, Top Ten-charting first release on her own Redwing Records label-the new record illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risk-taking that has defined Raitt's remarkable career for more than forty-five years.1. Unintended Consequence Of Love
2. Need You Tonight
3. I Knew
4. All Alone With Something To Say
5. What You're Doin' To Me
6. Shakin' Shakin' Shakes
8. If You Need Somebody
9. Gypsy In Me
10. The Comin' Round Is Going Through
11. You've Changed My Mind
12. The Ones We Couldn't Be$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SlipstreamBonnie Raitt's new album Slipstream is daring, bluesy and steeped with the inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals that could only be hers. Slipstream marks her first new release in seven years, and the debut for her newly minted label, Redwing Records.
While most of Slipstream is self-produced and features Raitt's longtime touring band, four of the album's songs were helmed by celebrated producer Joe Henry (Allen Toussaint, Solomon Burke) and showcase his unusual crew of extraordinary musicians. Additional guests include Bill Frisell, Al Anderson (NRBQ), Ireland's Paul Brady and Maia Sharp.
The album's 12-tracks feature Raitt's renditions of songs by such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Joe Henry and Loudon Wainwright III. An updated, reggae-fied version of Gerry Rafferty's Right Down the Line leads the charge here as the album's first single.1. Used to Rule the World
2. Right Down the Line
3. Million Miles
4. You Can't Fail Me Now
5. Down To You
6. Take My Love With You
7. Not Cause I Wanted To
8. Ain't Gonna Let You Go
9. Marriage Made in Hollywood
10. Split Decision
11. Standing in the Doorway
12. God Only Knows$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Snakes And Ladders: The Best of Faces
Celebrate 4 Decades Of Rod Stewart/faces With Their Greatest Hits LP From 1976!!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Mastered From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes
In 1976, superstars Rod Stewart/Faces were rewarded by their label Warner Bros. with their first
greatest hits album, Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces. Featuring the classic line-up of Rod Stewart,
Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones), Kenney Jones (Small Faces, The Who, The Law), Ronnie Lane (Small
Faces), Ian McLagan (Small Faces, Bonnie Raitt) and Tetsu Yamamuchi, the Snakes and Ladders album
has become one of their most loved works in their stunning gold and platinum career.
With hard pub-rock classics like Stay With Me and Around the Plynth and brilliant rock standards
like Ooh La La and Flying, the Snakes and Ladders album would go on to become one of the best-selling
albums in their extensive catalog. The long out of print original version of this greatest hits masterpiece
also includes the only appearance of the super rare Pineapple and the Monkey.
Dig deeper into the grooves and there you find even more rock and blues belters like the masterful
Miss Judy's Farm, the powerful rocker Had Me a Real Good Time, plus the English folk-rock ballad Sweet
Lady Mary, making Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces one of the finest overviews ever of this sorely
Therefore it is with much excitement to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release
of the legendary Rod Stewart/Faces greatest hits masterpiece Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, this stunning LP was
long overdue for an audiophile vinyl release.
In addition to all the great album tracks, this collection also gathers up rare single only tracks like You
Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything, truly making this LP the five star masterwork that it is. We believe
this wonderful new audiophile release of Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces will become one of the
most anticipated classic rock releases of the summer!
Ooh La La!1. Pool Hall Richard
2. Cindy Incidentally
3. Ooh La La
4. Sweet Lady Mary
6. Pineapple and the Monkey
7. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything
8. Had Me a Real Good Time
9. Stay With Me
10. Miss Judy's Farm
11. Silicone Grown
12. Around the Plynth$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Southern Nights (Colored Vinyl)Rust Colored Vinyl
Featuring some of the best songs he's ever written, Southern Nights was Allen Toussaint's 1975 swing for the fences attempt at an all out masterpiece. Somewhat of a concept album, with reoccurring instrumental themes popping up between songs, this album spawned at least two hits for other artists. The title track (minus the Lennonesque rotary speaker vocal effect) was a giant hit for Glen Campbell, while What Do You Want The Girl To Do? was one of several singles on Boz Skaggs' 1976 smash Silk Degrees and was also recorded by Bonnie Raitt. On dark red vinyl.1. Last Train
2. World Wide World Wide
3. Country John
4. Basic Lady
5. Southern Nights
6. You Will Not Lose
7. What Do You Want The Girl To Do?
8. When The Party's Over
9. Cruel Way To Go Down$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert CelebrationMavis Staples: I'll Take You There, An All-Star Concert Celebration captured performances from the historic, one-night event that honored the music of Mavis Staples, one of the most beloved cultural icons of our time.
This hour-plus LP features 15 once-in-a-lifetime performances from the likes of Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Michael McDonald, Glen Hansard, Aaron Neville, Eric Church, Taj Mahal, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, and Jeff Tweedy. Each artist honors Mavis Staples by singing her classic tunes, culminating in a full ensemble jam session of The Weight.
Selections from the concert's audio recording include some of Mavis' classics, like I'll Take You There, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, and People Get Ready.LP 1
1. Buddy Miller - Woke Up This Morning (With Jesus on my Mind)
2. Patty Griffin - Waiting For My Child To Come Home
3. Emmylou Harris - Far Celestial Shore
4. Michael McDonald - Freedom Highway
5. Glen Hansard - People Get Ready
6. Mavis & Aaron Neville - Respect Yourself
7. Eric Church - Eyes On The Prize
8. Taj Mahal - Wade In The Water
9. Gregg Allman - Have A Little Faith
10. Mavis & Bonnie Raitt - Turn Me Around
1. Gregg Allman, Taj Mahal, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, & Mavis Staples - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
2. Mavis, Win Butler & RÉgine Chassagne - Slippery People
3. Mavis & Jeff Tweedy - You Are Not Alone
4. Mavis Staples - I'll Take You There
5. Full Ensemble - The Weight$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
PiecesAfter recording his second solo album, Stills formed Manassas in 1971 with a talented group of musicians that included Chris Hillman, a former member of the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers. Manassas released two albums, 1972' eponymous double-album debut and the 1973 follow-up, Down The Road. Pieces features alternate versions of two songs from Down The Road: Do You Remember The Americans and Lies(featuring guitarist Joe Walsh). The collection also includes the legendary group's unreleased performances of Sugar Babe and Word Game a pair of songs Stills recorded in 1971 for his second solo album. The remaining tracks include Like A Fox, a song recorded with blues guitarist Bonnie Raitt on background vocals and the Latin-tinged Tan Sola Y Triste (Spanish for So Alone and Sad).1. Witching Hour
2. Sugar Babe
4. My Love Is A Gentle Thing
5. Like A Fox
6. Word Game
7. Tan Sola Y Triste
8. Fit To Be Tied
9. Love And Satisfy
10. High And Dry
11. Panhandle Rag
12. Uncle Pen
13. Do You Remember The Americans
14. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke [And Loud, Loud Music]
15. I Am My Brother$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Thanks I'll Eat It Here
The Lowell George & Little Feat 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Lowell George's Final Masterpiece + 1 Bonus Track Not On Original Vinyl
Featuring Bonnie Raitt, Billy Payne, Richie Hayward, Fred Tackett, Nicky Hopkins, David Foster & More
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes
For an artist who first gained success as a songwriter and moved on to a stunning career with his band of
renown Little Feat, the late great Lowell George continually proved to be a major force on the music scene for his short
time on earth. His music transcended all genres of music styles, fusing rock, R&B and folk landscapes with thought
provoking and stellar lyrical content during his successful reign on the album and radio charts.
After reaching very successful heights with Little Feat, Lowell decided it was time to record a solo album with
1979's Thanks I'll Eat It Here.
Thanks I'll Eat It Here finds Lowell George groovin' back to the earlier boogie and New Orleans rock and R&B
feel found on his earlier Little Feat albums. Released a very short time before his untimely death, the album included
his brilliant 20 Million Things, a funk infused Little Feat revisit with Two Trains, plus several inspiring collaborations
with notable friends like Van Dyke Parks and Little Feat's Fred Tackett, as well as significant cover versions like Allen
Toussaint's What Do You Want the Girl to Do, which the late artist truly made his own.
The all-star recording sessions included some of the finest talents and close friends like Bonnie Raitt, John David
Souther, John Phillips, Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins (Quicksilver, Rolling Stones) David Foster, Floyd Sneed and Jimmy
Greenspoon (Three Dog Night), David Paich and Jeff Porcaro (Toto), and of course a handful of the original Little Feat
alumni like Richie Hayward, Fred Tackett and Billy Payne.
Out-of-print on viny for several decades now, Friday Music is very honored to offer Lowell George's first and only
solo album Thanks I'll Eat It Here/The Deluxe Edition. For this special occasion, we are including the rare original CD
only release of Heartaches featuring a stellar duet with Valerie Carter.
In addition to the newly impeccably mastered original recording, we are also enclosing the original LP sized
artwork elements in a first time rare gatefold cover featuring Neon Park's stunning front cover, as well as liner notes
from Lowell George to enhance this wonderful and classic self-produced album.
Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (Warren Zevon/Boz Scaggs/Elvis
Presley), this amazing rock classic truly shines once again.
The legacy of Lowell George continues with his 1979 classic recording Thanks I'll Eat It Here/The Deluxe
Edition finally available once again on an impeccably mastered LP only from your friends at Friday Music.1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do
2. Honest Man
3. Two Trains
4. I Can't Stand the Rain
5. Cheek to Cheek
6. Easy Money
7. 20 Million Things
8. Find a River
9. Himmler's Ring
10. Heartaches$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Feats Don't Fail Me NowOne of those bands that perfectly epitomized so many things about the 1970s, Little Feat created a strangely smooth and sexy pastiche of Southern-spiced blues-rock. Main man Lowell George's undulant slide guitar marked the group's early recordings. His vocals, meanwhile, were distinctive in the manner in which he toyed with vowels as if they were yo-yos, tossing them up and down, this way and that.
The albums recorded prior to George's 1979 death reflected a jazz influence (albeit one that would grow more pronounced as his influence in the band waned). Being based in Los Angeles also gave them a certain patina they may have lacked if they had been based in, say, Memphis. Feats Don't Fail Me Now features visiting guests Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris and a collection of tight, wryly observant songs. Don't Fail Me's 1973 predecessor, Dixie Chicken, is generally seen as Little Feat's must-have outing, but this album, too, holds up a stunningly strong demonstration the appeal of the band's rock-blues-jazz hybrid. --Lorry Fleming1. Rock & Roll Doctor
2. Oh Atlanta
3. Skin it Back
4. Down the Road
5. Spanish Moon
6. Feats Don't Fail Me Now
7. The Fan
8. Medley: Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Strong PersuaderOne of the most popular and successful blues albums ever released!
200-gram vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Robert Cray is a musician that critics describe as one of the all-time great blues guitarists, and small wonder. No less than Rolling Stone describes his playing as distinctive and razor-sharp. They go on to say that Strong Persuader introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues. As much as anyone next to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cray helped the blues not only survive, but thrive, says Acoustic Sounds' owner Chad Kassem.
Cray, a five-time Grammy winner, originally released Strong Persuader, his fifth studio album, in 1986 - his major label debut. Stinging urban blues by way of Texas and Memphis distinguish Cray's guitar mastery - since the release of Strong Persuader, Cray has gone on to record 15 Billboard-charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. And although Cray can look back over an astonishing three decade-long career, punctuated by his trademark sound and distinct playing style, he is far too busy moving forward as the amazing journey continues. 2012 saw Robert release his 16th studio album, Nothin' But Love and embark on yet another world tour.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Smoking Gun
2. I Guess I Showed Her
3. Right Next Door (Because Of Me)
4. Nothin' But A Woman
5. Still Around
6. More Than I Can Stand
7. Foul Play
8. I Wonder
10. New Blood$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Richland Woman Blues (Pure Pleasure)
Best known for that ditty about camels, Maria Muldaur has since established herself as one of the finest folk/country/jazz/blues/gospel interpreters ever to have a Top Five single. After 26 years and 24 solo albums, Muldaur -- inspired by a trip to Memphis' Beale Street -- digs deep into her roots and pays tribute to the classic blues women of the '20s and '30s. Aided by the similarly inclined Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, and Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart, Muldaur breezes through 14 tunes from icons Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie, as well as obscurities from the Reverend Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, and Blind Willie Johnson. Keeping the unplugged accompaniment stripped way down to a single guitar or piano and occasional bass, Muldaur has room to maneuver her evocative vocals that shift from gritty groans to a high-pitched edgy trill. Far from a dry history lesson, these songs are performed with the strength and tenacity of the women who originally sang them. Whether spinning saucy, double entendre lyrics in Me And My Chauffeur Blues (»the way you ride so easy, I can't turn you down«) or longing for her Southern home after moving north during the Depression in Bessie Smith's Far Away Blues, the singer remains invigorated and inspired throughout. By returning to her late-'60s Jim Kweskin Jug Band coffeehouse days, Maria Muldaur has discovered her middle-aged oasis with Richland Woman Blues. And there's not a camel in sight.
- Maria Muldaur (vocal)
- Alvin Youngblood Hart (guitar, vocal)
- Bonnie Raitt, John Sebastian (guitar)
- David Wilkie (mandocello)
- Dave Mathews (piano)
- Roly Salley (bass)
- Angela Strehli, Tracy Nelson (vocal)
Recording: 2001 by John Jacob
Production: John Jacob & Maria Muldaur
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. The One To Sing The Blues
2. I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)
3. No Voices In The Sky
4. Going To Brazil
6. Love Me Forever
7. Angel City
8. Make My Day
10. Shut You Down
11. 1916$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Genius Loves Company
Half-speed mastered from original tapes.
The last studio album completed by the untouchable Ray Charles before his death. Charles sings a dozen duets with a dazzling array of guest artists from virtually every genre. »We cover it all,« Charles said, »from country to R&B, pop, rock and blues. I've never let them put me in a little box, and this (record) expresses that open feeling. A beautiful song is a beautiful song - and to sing with so many beautiful singers is a blessing from God.« Genius Loves Company stands as a remarkable hallmark in a remarkable career, including duets with Norah Jones, Elton John, Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, B.B. King, Gladys Knight and Johnny Mathis.
Mastered for Pure Audiophile Records by Stan Ricker from half-inch analog tape at 30 inches per second.
2005 Grammy Awards for Genius Loves Company:
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Gospel Performance
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Best Surround Sound Album
- Ray Charles (p, voc)
- Norah Jones
- James Taylor
- Diana Krall
- Elton John
- Natalie Cole
- Bonnie Raitt
- Willie Nelson
- Michael McDonald
- B.B. King
- Gladys Knight
- Johnny Mathis
- Van Morrison
1. Here We Go Again - (featuring Norah Jones)
2. Sweet Potato Pie - (featuring James Taylor)
3. You Don't Know Me - (featuring Diana Krall)
4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - (featuring Elton John)
5. Fever - (featuring Natalie Cole)
6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? - (featuring Bonnie Raitt)
7. It Was A Very Good Year - (featuring Willie Nelson)
8. Hey Girl - (featuring Michael McDonald)
9. Sinner's Prayer - (featuring B.B. King)
10. Heaven Help Us All - (featuring Gladys Knight)
11. Over The Rainbow - (featuring Johnny Mathis)
12. Crazy Love - (featuring Van Morrison)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Don't Cry Now (Awaiting Repress)After her breakthrough on Capitol Records with The Stone Poneys (Different Drum) plus some acclaimed solo releases, Linda Ronstadt jumped to David Geffens bourgeoning Asylum roster, joining The Eagles and Jackson Browne to form the genesis of the California Country-Rock sound.
Dont Cry Now, her first for Asylum was released in 1973 and would help solidify Ronstadt as one of the premiere female pop vocalists for the next two decades. This is one of the most exceptional sounding female vocalist recordings of the 1970's.
Various tracks were produced by John Boylan, J. D. Souther; and, for the first time in what would be a long and highly successful relationship, British musician (Peter & Gordon) Peter Asher. The album spent more than a year on the Billboard chart and peaked at No. 45. Featured hit singles are the Eagles' Desperado, Bonnie Raitts Love Has No Pride, Randy Newmans sly observation on slavery and southern culture Sail Away plus a nod to both Dusty Springfield and the Grand Ole Opry with Silver Threads and Golden Needles.
Guest appearances include guitar work by both the Eagles Glenn Frey and super-sessionman Larry Carlton, plus harmonica by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Bands Jimmy Fadden, bass and drums by L.A.A-teamers Lee Sklar and Russ Kunkel respectively, plus last but certainly not least, the legendary Sneeky Pete adding his tasteful pedal steel throughout.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. I Can Almost See It
2. Love Has No Pride
3. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
5. Don't Cry Now
6. Sail Away
8. The Fast One
9. Everybody Loves A Winner
10. I Believe In You$34.99Gain 2 Ultra Analog 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Just Like YouImport
Available On Vinyl For The First Time
Featuring Bonnie Raitt & Jackson Browne
Just Like You is the third album by three-time American Grammy Award-winning blues musician Keb' Mo' (born Kevin Moore). Keb'Mo' has been described as a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America. His post-modern Blues style is influenced by many eras and genres, including Folk, Rock, Jazz and Pop.
Originally released in 1996, the album features guest artists Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt, both on the title track Just Like You. Unlike the first album, Just Like You features a more Blues-Pop to Blues Rock feel and more of its tracks feature a full band. The album was produced by John Porter (Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal, a.o.).
In 1997, Just Like You won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. This is the first ever vinyl issue of this classic album!1. That's Not Love
2. Perpetual Blues Machine
3. More Than One Way Home
4. I'm On Your Side
5. Just Like You
6. You Can Love Yourself
7. Dangerous Mood
8. The Action
9. Hand It Over
10. Standin' At The Station
11. Momma, Where's My Daddy
12. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
13. Lullaby Baby Blues$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary) (Awaiting Repress)Upon its release in 2004, few could have predicted the extraordinary, game-changing effect that Ray Charles' final recording would have on both his career and the industry as a whole. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legend's milestone recording, Concord/Hear Music will release a special 2LP, 45RPM, 180-gram Vinyl Edition.
One of Charles' most inspirational and historically significant albums, Genius Loves Company captures the genius of the music icon in his last studio recording pairing him with legendary guest artists including Norah Jones, Diana Krall, James Taylor, Elton John, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt to name a few. The album went on to receive an astounding 8 GRAMMY® Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. To help launch a then-groundbreaking consumer marketing campaign, Genius Loves Company was tapped as the first original release through the Starbucks Hear Music imprint in conjunction with Concord Music Group. Since its release on August 31st, 2004, Genius Loves Company has been certified multi-platinum with worldwide sales in excess of 5 million copies.
Produced by John Burk, Concord Music Group's chief creative officer, and co-produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, Genius Loves Company garnered critical acclaim upon its release. NPR All Things Considered hailed, "It's got flashes of fire you wouldn't expect from such a setting, gems of phrasing that remind you how Ray Charles transformed the wreckage of heartbreak into poignant sound," and Rolling Stone added, "the tone is reverential and warm, as the Genius sings "
"Ray was shocked that these people wanted to sing with him," recalls Ray Charles Foundation president Valerie Ervin. "He just didn't understand the magnitude of where he was in the industry. As weak as he became he made sure he gave his best for every artist that was there for him."
"Ray Charles was one of those rare artists who, throughout his incredible career, had far-reaching impact that forever changed the conventions of popular music as well as the music business," said Concord Music Group chief creative officer John Burk. "Looking back at the last 10 years, it's clear that this album was certainly no exception. We are humbled, honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a musical giant, and we are eternally grateful to Ray for elevating both Concord Records and Hear Music to new heights, far beyond our wildest dreams ten years ago."1. Here We Go Again with Norah Jones
2. Sweet Potato Pie with James Taylor
3. You Don't Know Me with Diana Krall
4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word with Elton John
5. Fever with Natalie Cole
6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? with Bonnie Raitt
7. It Was A Very Good Year with Willie Nelson
8. Hey Girl with Michael McDonald
9. Sinner's Prayer with B.B. King
10. Heaven Help Us All with Gladys Knight
11. Over The Rainbow with Johnny Mathis
12. Crazy Love with Van Morrison$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Live at Bangor AbbeyFoy Vance released his Glassnote Records debut album, Joy of Nothing, to critical acclaim last fall. Since the
release of Joy Of Nothing, Foy has had an incredible year -- bringing home the inaugural Northern Irish Music Prize for Best Album, sharing the stage with artists as Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt on tour, and now, returning to his hometown to record 2-sold out shows at the legendary Bangor Abbey, which makes up this gorgeous record.1. At Least My Heart Was Open
2. Joy Of Nothing
3. Be The Song
4. Closed Hand, Full of Friends
5. Regarding Your Lover
7. Paper Prince
9. Two Shades Of Hope
10. Feel For Me
11. Be My Daughter
12. You And I
13. Concerning The Horizon
14. Shed A Little Light
15. Guiding Light$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Whistle Down the WindJoan Baez remains one of the most celebrated and influential artists of her generation. Her impact on successive
generations of singer/songwriters and female artists in particular is wide-reaching and crosses all genres and
Fellow artists from Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt to Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter and
Indigo Girls cite her as a primary influence on their own careers. A new studio album from Baez is an event that will
be celebrated by the media.$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Deuces WildReissued for the first time on vinyl, 'Deuces Wild' is released as a special gatefold edition double LP set, on
180 gram vinyl. This set features King performing duets with a series of noted partners, including Bonnie Raitt, the Rolling Stones and D'Angelo amongst others. This double album was the 35th studio album in his career, and was nominated for a GRAMMY® in the Best Traditional Blues Album category.LP 1
1. If You Love Me
2. The Thrill Is Gone
3. Rock Me Baby
4. Please Send Me Someone To Love
5. Baby I Love You
6. Ain't Nobody Home
1. There Must Be A Better World Somewhere
2. Confessin' The Blues
3. Paying The Cost To Be The Boss
4. Dangerous Mood
5. Keep It Coming
6. Cryin' Won't Help You Babe
7. Night Life$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Available on vinyl for the rst time!
Randy Newman's Faust is a 1993 musical based the work on the classic story of Faust. Newman borrowed elements from the version by Goethe, as well as Milton's Paradise Lost, but updated the story to the modern day and infused it with humorous cynicism. In this retelling, God and the Devil ght for the soul of Henry Faust, a student at the University of Notre Dame. Vocal duties are co handled by James Taylor, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Don Henley.LP1
1. Glory Train
2. Can't Keep a Good Man Down
3. How Great Our Lord
4. Best Little Girl
5. Northern Boy
6. Bless The Children of the World
8. Relax, Enjoy Yourself
9. Life Has Been Good To Me
1. Little Island
2. The Man
3. My Hero
4. I Gotta Be Your Man
5. Feels Like Home
6. Bleeding All Over the Place
7. Sandman's Coming
8. Happy Ending$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Anthem (Pre-Order)Eight albums and 22 years since her debut 'Dreamland', Madeleine Peyroux continues to challenge the confines of
jazz, venturing into the fertile fields of contemporary music with unfading curiosity. Peyroux's new album, Anthem,
finds the singer-songwriter collaborating with writers/musicians Patrick Warren (Bonnie Raitt, JD Souther, Bob
Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Lana Del Rey, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Brian MacLeod (Sara Bareilles, Leonard
Cohen, Tina Turner, Ziggy Marley) and David Baerwald.LP 1
1. On My Own
2. Down On Me
3. Party Tyme
5. All My Heroes
6. On A Sunday Afternoon
7. The Brand New Deal
2. Honey Party
3. The Ghosts Of Tomorrow
4. We Might As Well Dance
5. LibertÉ$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
CITH-4ME-1414xAllen Toussaint (Tousan)
Southern NightsFeaturing some of the best songs he's ever written, Southern Nights was Allen Toussaint's 1975 swing for the fences attempt at an all out masterpiece. Somewhat of a concept album, with reoccurring instrumental themes popping up between songs, this album spawned at least two hits for other artists. The title track (minus the Lennonesque rotary speaker vocal effect) was a giant hit for Glen Campbell, while What Do You Want The Girl To Do? was one of several singles on Boz Skaggs' 1976 smash Silk Degrees and was also recorded by Bonnie Raitt.1. Last Train
2. World Wide World Wide
3. Country John
4. Basic Lady
5. Southern Nights
6. You Will Not Lose
7. What Do You Want The Girl To Do?
8. When The Party's Over
9. Cruel Way To Go Down$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
4 Nights of 40 Years LiveContemporary blues icon Robert Cray will be celebrating his 40 years of performing with an incredible live release, '4 Nights of 40 Years Live'. This live album was recorded at Venture, Belly Up, Saban Theatre and his rehearsal studio in Dec 2014. Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain 90 minutes of concert footage from multiple camera angles creating an incredible perspective. It also contains personal in-depth interviews with Robert Cray, his band members and testimonials from legends as Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Jimmie Vaughan and Bonnie Raitt.LP1
2. I'll Always Remember You
3. Poor Johnny
4. Won't Be Coming Home
5. The Road Down
6. Sittin' On Top of the World
7. Wrap It Up
1. Love Gone To Waste
2. Bad Influence
3. These Things
4. Right Next Door (Because Of Me)
5. The Forecast (Calls For Pain)
6. Time Takes Two$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-CON-4656xTaj Mahal & Keb' Mo'
TajMoTajMo marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who've already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that's firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. The album features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright and Bonnie Raitt, who lends her voice to a distinctive cover of John Mayer's anthemic 'Waiting on the World to Change.'1. Don't Leave Me Here
2. She Knows How To Rock Me
3. All Around The World
4. Om Sweet Om
5. Shake Me In Your Arms
6. That's Who I Am
7. Diving Duck Blues
8. Squeeze Box
9. Ain't Nobody Talkin'
11. Waiting On The World To Change$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Terms Of My SurrenderJohn Hiatt adds another chapter to his storied career with the release of Terms Of My Surrender. Produced by longtime collaborator and Combo member, Doug Lancio, Terms of My Surrender is rooted in the blues. It adds an exciting dynamic to one of America's finest singer-songwriters.
Hiatt and his band, The Combo, have gained a reputation for captivating crowds at their live shows as The Tennessean depicts: He prowls the stage, delivering the bluesy stuff in a whiskey-burn howl, shouting the rock stuff and fronting a formidable band that can turn on a dime, from ballads to bombast. John Hiatt's career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt and Iggy Pop has covered his work.
1. Long Time Comin'
2. Face Of God
4. Wind Don't Have To Hurry
5. Nobody Knew His Name
6. Baby's Gonna Kick
7. Nothin' I Love
8. Terms Of My Surrender
9. Here To Stay
10. Old People$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now