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From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. The Book Of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. The Book Of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
The score was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla. The Argentinian is a multi-faced artist that is best known for his work writing movie scores and producing albums. He is also the founder of the alt-tango band Bajofondo. As a composer, he has won two Academy Awards® for Best Original Score for his work on Babel and Brokeback Mountain, for which he also won a Golden Globe® Award. Santaolalla also won two Grammy® Awards as an album producer: Best Latin Pop Album for Juanes' La Vida...Es Un Ratico and Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for Cafe Tacuba's Cuatro Caminos. Most recently, Santaolalla composed the score for the Jack Kerouac movie, On The Road, and the video game The Last Of Us.LP1 - Soundtrack
1. Live Life - Jesse & Joy
2. The Apology Song - La Santa Cecilia
3. No Matter Where You Are - Us The Duo
4. I Love You Too Much - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
5. I Will Wait - Diego Luna, Joe Matthews & Gustavo Santaolalla
6. Más - Kinky
7. Cielito Lindo - Plácido Domingo
8. Creep - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
9. Can't Help Falling In Love with You - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
10. Ecstasy of Gold - Gustavo Santaolalla
11. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Gabriel Iglesias & Gustavo Santaolalla
12. Just a Friend - Biz Markie & Cheech Marin
13. El Aparato / Land of the Remembering - CafÉ Tacvba & Gustavo Santaolalla
14. Visiting Mother - Gustavo Santaolalla
15. The Apology Song - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
16. No Matter Where You Are - Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana & Plácido Domingo
17. Te Amo y Más - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
18. Si Puedes Perdonar - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
LP2 - SCORE
1. Special Tour
2. The Book Of Life Theme
3. The Tale Begins
4. Visiting Mother
5. Lullaby Theme
6. The Medal
7. A Lover's Tango
8. Manolo Vs Joaquin
9. The Boar
11. The Apology Song Demo
12. Sanchez Bullfighting History
13. The Banditos Are Coming!
14. Maria Is Gone
15. El Aparato / Land Of The Remembering
16. The Sanchez Clan
17. Reunited With Mother
18. I Love You Too Much Demo
19. Going to See La Muerte
20. Maria Agrees to Marry Joaquin / Traveling to the Cave of Souls
21. The Maze
22. Welcome to the Cave of Souls
23. The Book of Life Theme 2
24. He Gave Him The Medal
25. A Wager
27. Victory / Don't Forget Me
28. Manolo is Alive
29. The Apology Song Latino Americano$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Open BookFred Hersch has long been acclaimed as an exploratory artist, an outspoken activist, an influential educator and a uniquely revelatory and lyrical pianist. As one of the most expressive voices in modern jazz, Hersch has never been shy about letting listeners glimpse his most intimate thoughts and emotions. In September, however, Hersch's fans will be treated to even deeper, more revealing insights into the story of the renowned pianist when he publishes his much-anticipated memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz. As a companion piece, Hersch decided to present an equally direct and vulnerable glimpse into his private musical thoughts with his 11th solo release, Open Book.
The seven pieces on Open Book (set for release via Palmetto Records) offer some of the finest, most unguardedly emotional solo music that Hersch has created in a career unique for its profound poignancy and passion. Recorded in a South Korean concert hall on a superb Hamburg Steinway concert grand piano, the album captures the vital essence of the revelatory adventurousness and intense beauty that have made Hersch one of the most important solo artists in jazz. With more than 40 albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, Hersch remarkably continues to discover new areas of inspiration and depths of feeling.
For the last two and a half decades I've been pretty open about who I am, what I like and what I'm dealing with at times, Hersch says. But I've always got to dig deeper, and I thought this might be a chance to make an album that's a window into the kinds of things that I play at home or don't play in public all that much.
The album arrives during a momentous month for Hersch. On September 12, the esteemed publishers Crown Archetype (Penguin Random House) will release Good Things Happen Slowly, Hersch's bravely confessional memoir. The book covers the pianist's meteoric rise in jazz from his sideman days alongside masters like Art Farmer and Joe Henderson to his gradual recognition as one of the most individualistic and innovative artists of his generation, a ten-time Grammy Award nominee and winner of countless accolades including being named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist as well as the same year's Jazz Journalists Association Pianist of the Year. But it also frankly reveals his story as the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz musician, tracing his path through hedonistic post-Stonewall New York City to the dramatic two-month medically induced coma in 2007 from which he emerged to make some of the most stunning and captivating music of his career.
Later that month Hersch will reprise his ambitious Leaves of Grass full-evening piece at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room, the first time the song cycle has been performed in New York City since 2005. Vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry will reprise their roles from the original project, which sets the verse of American bard Walt Whitman. The legendary poet's timeless ode to the miracle of nature and openhearted love of all beings seems especially vital in our present socio-political moment.
The centerpiece of Open Book, and the spark that ignited the album, is the nearly 20-minute improvisation Through the Forest. Unique in Hersch's extensive discography, the stream-of-consciousness gem is a miniature masterpiece of narrative development, a compelling journey through an abstract, glimmering landscape, revealing that in his early 60s Hersch continues to take creative risks and daunting inventive leaps.
The creation of Through the Forest was as unplanned and spontaneous as the music itself. In Seoul for a pair of solo concerts during a break in a tour of Asia with his esteemed trio, Hersch overslept during an after-breakfast nap and rushed to take the stage at JCC Art Center Concert Hall for his afternoon performance. The titular forest is, in part, a jetlag and coffee-fueled dreamscape through which Hersch wanders, applying his vivid powers of observation to unusual terrain. I was a little groggy, my defenses were down, and rather than fight it I just gave in to it, Hersch recalls. I'd never really done anything of that length in public where I had no agenda and was able to stay in that zone for such an extended period of time. I realized it was something special, something different that might be the core of an album.
Through the Forest became the leaping-off point for an album intended to be singularly divulgent and reflective. A few months later, Hersch returned to the same hall and recorded the remainder of Open Book alone in the empty venue (with the exception of Benny Golson's classic Whisper Not, taken from a concert during that return engagement).
The album opens with the stark musings of The Orb, taken from Hersch's autobiographical music-theater piece My Coma Dreams. A love letter to Hersch's longtime partner, AIDS activist Scott Morgan, The Orb is the final dream depicted in the show, and in this solo rendition becomes a nakedly heartfelt outpouring of raw but tender emotion. The mood then takes a turn for the playful and swinging on Whisper Not, a longtime staple of Hersch's repertoire that here becomes a vibrant, virtuoso marathon of thematic exploration.
The piece also serves as an ideal mirror to the album's other composition from the pen of a jazz icon, Thelonious Monk's Eronel. Hersch has long been recognized as one of the premier interpreters of the Monk songbook, but despite including one of the iconic composer's pieces in every one of his sets for most of his career, Hersch had never tackled this particular tune, co-written by pianist Sadik Hakim. Monk's original stride-inflected lines come in for a dizzying array of variations in Hersch's endlessly imaginative take.
The music of Brazil has also been a constant in Hersch's career, in particular the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the subject of one of the pianist's earlier solo efforts, 2009's Fred Hersch Plays Jobim. Picture in Black and White is a new addition to that repertoire, majestically transformed from a bossa nova feel to a crystalline hybrid with Chopin's last nocturne. On the other side of Through the Forest in the album's symmetrical structure comes Hersch's own classical-flavored Plainsong, a spare, lyrical piece composed in the bucolic setting of the MacDowell Colony, the inspirational artists' retreat in rural New Hampshire.
Open Book ends on a meaningful ellipsis, Billy Joel's moving And So It Goes. In title alone it's an apt conclusion, suggesting an embrace of life as lived and hinting at its open-ended continuation. The full lyrics, which Hersch has performed in duo settings with singers including frequent collaborator Kate McGarry, remain unspoken here but obviously deeply felt in every note. I connect with the sentiment of the words, Hersch says, and it felt like a good benediction to the whole album.1. The Orb
2. Whisper Not
4. Through The Forest
7. And So It Goes$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-POL-1519xJoan of Arc
Life LikeLP Includes 12-page 12 x 12 Full Color Collage Book & Album Download
Life Like is Joan of Arc distilled down to/embracing its rock essence. Gone from the bands music (for now) are the electronics and layers upon layers of tracks. Gone from their liner notes are an extensive list of musicians and instruments. Instead, Life Like is the result of four men adhering to Thoreaus famous principle, Simplify, simplify, simplify!
Life Like is the first Joan of Arc to feature Victor Villarreal (Capn Jazz, Owls) as a member. The album was recorded at Chicagos Electrical Audio with Steve Albini (who has previously engineered records for two other Kinsella projects: Owls and Make Believe).1. I Saw the Messed Binds of My Generation
2. Love Life
3. Like Minded
4. Life Force
5. Night Life Style
6. Howdy Pardoner
7. Still Life
8. Deep State
9. After Life$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Personal LifeOver the course of seven years and four LP's, The Thermals have tackled religion, politics, and death with no small amount of passion and fervor. With their fifth LP, Personal Life, the band has battled (and perhaps even conquered!) the deepest and darkest of all popular art themes: love. The album amounts to the indie-rock equivalent of a brilliant but ultimately doomed love affair.
Personal Life is something of a retro-technical achievement. Producer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara) recorded The Thermals the same way in which he produced their 2004 LP Fuckin' A. The sonic care Walla gave to Personal Life assures an enjoyable listen for audiophiles as the vinyl was mastered straight from tape.1. I'm Gonna Change Your Life
2. I Don't Believe You
3. Never Listen To Me
4. Not Like Any Other Feeling
5. Power Lies
6. Only For You
7. Alone, a Fool
8. Your Love Is So Strong
9. A Reflection
10. You Changed My Life$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Secret LifeToronto duo Moon King have crafted a raw, rapturous and emotional new record, which documents their ascent from an intimate conceptual project into a powerful live band. A first preview of the record comes with the chugging propulsion, soaring harmonies and cosmic haze of album opener 'Roswell'.
In 2013, Moon King, made up of songwriter Daniel Benjamin and singer/guitarist Maddy Wilde, played over 100 shows to support a pair of EPs, Obsession I and II, which were released on Fucked Up's One Big Silence label in North America and Tough Love in UK/Europe. After a year spent on the road, it became evident they should capture the energy of their live show while it was fresh. Following a performance at Iceland Airwaves, Daniel & Maddy relocated to a cottage in northern Ontario to record the album with a group of Toronto music scene luminaries, all of whom had played in various incarnations of the live band.
Most of the tracks on the album were recorded live off the floor, with little except the vocals added, put to tape by live sound engineer Noah Giffin (Owen Pallett, Austra, Diana). Though only five days of recording were booked, an ice storm prevented them from leaving, resulting in an extra couple of days work. The record was then mixed in New York with Jacob Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra/Blouse.
The album's production introduces further nuance to the wall-of-sound approach of the EPs, stripping back dense layers to unearth spellbinding vocals and melodies. Daniel's lyrics focus on catharsis and the weight of emotional trauma, as well as dealing with the self-doubt that stands in the way of recovery.
Frequent show-opener "Apocalypse" begins with the confession "somehow I feel no release when I'm alone with anyone else / somehow I fall to pieces when I wake up to nothing where you should be" and builds intensity and speed until overflowing in a rush of noise, an oddly structured pop song with no repeating sections. "It's impossible / you've been run through with fear / love's a landfill / just another burning spear" chants the soaring chorus of 'Impossible'. The ultimatum at the climax of "Golden Age" - "all I want is to be wanted" channels an honest and tangible fear not common in today's pop landscape.
This sense of loss and longing permeates the album throughout, each song carrying with it both a weight and a sense of urgency.1. Roswell
2. Secret Life
4. Come Back
8. Golden Age
9. Medicine$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Spoon's Life (Pure Pleasure)
A beautifully recorded session of top quality blues performed by masters of their art. On paper it may look like a slightly odd coupling of KC shouter with a Chicago blues band. The results confirm that Jimmy Witherspoon is a blues singer full of passion and throughout this session all the musicians compliment each other admirably. A beautiful slab of music.
- Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal)
- George Smith (harmonica)
- Johnny Dollar, Sammy Lawhorn (guitar)
- Nick Charles (bass)
- Roosevelt "Snake" Shaw (drums)
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Night Life
2. Help Me
3. Big Boss Man
4. Cold Cold Feeling
5. Worried Life Blues
6. Did You Ever
7. Blues With A Feeling
8. Big Leg Woman
9. Bags Under My Eyes$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Permeable LifeSinger-songwriter Carrie Newcomer is releasing her twelfth
studio recording this spring, A Permeable Life, produced and
engineered by Paul Mahern (John Mellencamp, Over the
Rhine, Willy Nelson, Lily & Madeleine). Newcomer is simultaneously
releasing a companion book, A Permeable Life: Poems and
Essays. Newcomer has attracted a devoted following with
her warm voice, exquisite melodies, and an irreverent yet
spiritual view of the world. As in the work of poets Mary
Oliver and Wendell Berry, Newcomer's songs are based in
the ordinary, and infused with images from the natural world.
"A Permeable Life is about what presses out from the heart,
what comes in at a slant and what shimmers below the
surface of things," Newcomer says. "To live permeably is to
be open-hearted and audacious, to risk showing up as our
truest self, and embracing a willingness to be astonished."
On this album, Newcomer's signature deep voice-which the Austin American-Statesman called "as rich
as Godiva chocolate"-takes on a quiet conversational tone, close and intimate. Open and elegant arrangements
showcase lyrics that balance introspection and interior monologue with love and fascination for the shared
human story. The concept of this album was creating a musical framework as intimate and elegant as the songs
themselves. Each individual part have clarity and beauty, tting perfectly together like the gears of a ne clock,
and yet uid and never ridged or contained but remaining open and seemingly effortless. Newcomer states, "We
wanted this album to be very intimate. We wanted the listener to feel very close as if in conversation with me.
The vocals on this album were sung as if I were sitting at the kitchen table with the listener."
In "Every Little Bit of It," Newcomer delights in the small experiences that give our life meaning, and the
importance of embracing these moments while we can "drain the glass drink it down, every moment of this,
every little bit of it." In "A Light in the Window," she reects on the feeling of seeing a light in the window at a
distance. We don't know what the next threshold will bring, and yet there is always a whisper, a light in the
distance giving us hope and encouragement. In "Writing You a Letter," Newcomer describes the process of
traveling with an open heart, and how it will inevitably change us: "Every place I go leaves it's own tattoo." But
she also knows that we make impressions when we leave: "That's how it is laying stone on stone, building little
altars by the side of the road." "The Ten O'clock Line" and "Abide" (co-written with author Parker J. Palmer),
explore themes of loss and new thresholds, musing on the possibility that what may look like a hole in one's
life, may be only a space. In "Visitation," Newcomer describes the experience of how memories do not arrive in
a linear fashion, but wash over us throughout the day. In the haunting "Thank You Good Night" she describes
the evolution of a prayer of gratitude. "A Room at the Table" is an anthem for a new diverse world where she
writes "This is how it all begins, let us sing the new world in," calling us to allow this troubled world to
transform us and move us to action. In "An Empty Chair" she explores one woman's story in the wake of
unexpected gun violence. And "Forever Ray" and "Don't Put Me On Hold" reect Newcomer's mischievous
humor.1. Every Little Bit of It
2. The Ten O'clock Line Featuring Lily & Madeleine
3. Writing You a Letter
4. A Light in the Window
5. The Work of Our Hands
7. Room at the Table
8. Thank You Good Night
9. Forever Ray
10. An Empty Chair
12. Please Don't Put Me on Hold$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Brought Back To LifeThis heady mix of revved-up slapback bass and swampy guitar tremolo steeped in a voodoo stew of punk attitude and youthful frenzy will grab fans of 50s horror movies, rockabilly, Tales From The Crypt comic books, psychobilly, and punk.1. Intro
2. Bloody Holiday
3. Monster Movie Fan
4. Driller Killer
5. Jack The Stripper
7. Reincarnated Love
8. Back From The Grave
9. Monster Metal
11. Dial 666
12. Luni Lab
13. Brought Back To Life
14. Nekrofelia$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Once In Every LifeMastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Master Tape
200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Johnny Hartman's next-to-last album (he made a record for Audiophile 12 days later) finds the 57-year-old singer still in prime form. His rich baritone voice is joined by a sextet also including Frank Wess (on tenor and flute), trumpeter Joe Wilder and pianist Billy Taylor.
The ballads range from slow to a brighter medium-tempo pace, and Hartman (particularly on such tunes as Easy Living, Wave and I Could Write a Book) shows that he still had it this late in his career, writes AllMusic. In his film The Bridges of Madison County Clint Eastwood used four tracks from Once in Every Life.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Easy Living
2. It Was Almost Like A Song
4. By Myself
5. For All We Know
6. Will You Still Be Mine
7. Nobody Home
8. I Could Write A Book
9. I See Your Face Before Me$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trying To Live My Life Without YouOtis Clay is one of the premier deep soul and gospel singers working today. His raw, fiery vocals drive an energetic and danceable blend of soul, r&b and blues in the tradition of such deep soul singers as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke.
A master showman, Otis Clay stays in demand for festival and concert appearances in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Noteworthy recent appearances include headlining The 2006 Japan Blues and Soul Festival Tour, headlining the opening night and being Honorary President of The 2006 Blues Passions Festival in Cognac, France a special guest appearance at The Chicago Emmy Awards in Nov., 2006 and the 2007 Chicago Gospel Music Festival.
Born in Waxhaw, Mississippi, Clay began his career in gospel singing with groups such as The Pilgrim Harmonizers, The Gospel Songbirds and the legendary Sensational Nightingales. His recording of When The Gates Swing Open was a hit in the mid-80's and is included on The Gospel Truth cd released on Blind Pig Records. Both When The Gates Swing Open and The Gospel Truth remain staples on gospel radio today. As a singer and producer, Otis Clay remains very active in gospel. Walk A Mile In My Shoes, a new cd featuring Otis' version of this classic song has been released on his own Echo Records label.
Clay launched and established his career as a deep soul singer with his first recordings made in the mid-60s for George Leaner's One-derful label in Chicago. A series of hit singles including Trying To Live My Life Without You produced by Willie Mitchell in Memphis for Hi Records followed in the '70's. Otis has also recorded for the Cotillion, Kayvette, Elka and Rounder labels as well as his own Echo Records. The intensity and passion of his live shows are captured on Soul Man: Live in Japan (Rounder) and Respect Yourself (Blind Pig) recorded live at The Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland.
A long time resident of Chicago's West Side, Otis Clay is actively involved as a board member of People For New Direction, a community-based non-profit creating economic initiatives to address a number of issues on the West Side. People For New Direction consists of West Side businessmen and women, doctors, ministers and others who believe strongly in giving something back to the community where they live and work.
As Chairman of The Board of the non-profit Tobacco Road, Inc. (TRI, Inc.), Otis was heavily involved in the extensive planning, fundraising and development of The Harold Washington Cultural Center at 47th and King Drive which has served as the cornerstone for the revitalization and redevelopment of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. The Cultural Center, which includes the state-of-the-art 1,000 seat Com-Ed Performing Arts Theatre, is built on the former site of The Regal Theatre, the legendary venue for national and Chicago-based r&b/soul, blues, jazz and comedy stars.
Whether bringing audiences around the globe to their feet with his fiery brand of soul and gospel or working tirelessly with community and church leaders to provide better economic and cultural opportunities for West and South Side Chicago residents, Otis Clay has proven himself to be a national treasure.1. Trying To Live My Life Without You
2. I Die A Little Each Day
3. Holding On To A Dying Love
4. I Can't Make It Alone
5. That's How It Is
6. I Love You I Need You
7. You Can't Keep Running From My Love
8. Precious Precious
9. Home Is Where The Heart Is
10. Too Many Hands$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-BAN-4146xTrampled By Turtles
Life Is Good On The Open RoadLife Is Good On The Open Road is the welcome return that the group's legions of passionate fans have been waiting for. Led by the songwriting of lead singer Dave Simonett, the new songs touch on key elements from the entire spectrum of Trampled By Turtles body of work, while creating something that sounds fresh and invigorated. Simonett, and bandmates Erik Berry, Ryan Young, Dave Carroll, Tim Saxhaug and Eamonn McLain reunited at a cabin in the Minnesota woods to see if the special chemistry they once shared still existed. It did not take long for the magic to reveal itself with a renewed sense of purpose and the result shines brightly on Life Is Good On The Open Road.1. Kelly's Bar
2. We All Get Lonely
3. The Middle
4. Thank You, John Steinbeck
6. Right Back Where We Started
7. Life is Good on the Open Road
8. Blood in the Water
9. I Went to Hollywood
10. I'm Not There Anymore
11. Good Land
12. I Learn the Hard Way$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Talking BookRanked 90/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Talking Book is the fifteenth album by Stevie Wonder. You Are the Sunshine of My Life, hit #1 on Billboard's Hot
100 and earned Stevie his first Grammy Award. The album's first single, Superstition, also hit #1 on Billboard's Hot
100 and Hot Soul Singles charts. This reissue is newly remastered from original analog. The package features
Braille inscriptions originally available only on the album's rare first pressing.1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
2. Maybe Your Baby
3. You And I (We Can Conquer The World)
4. Tuesday Heartbreak
5. You've Got It Bad Girl
7. Big Brother
8. Blame It On The Sun
9. Lookin' For Another Pure Love
10. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Life's A Riot With Spy Vs Spy (30th Anniversary Edition) (Awaiting Repress)To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his seminal 1983 debut recording 'Life's a Riot with Spy vs Spy', Billy Bragg releases a special edition comprising the original album re-mastered, plus a new, live solo version by Billy recorded as a unique encore at his London Union Chapel show on Wednesday 5 June 2013.
Billy says "Life's a Riot with Spy vs Spy has a very special place in my heart, being the first step on a 30 year journey that has seen me travel to places that I could never have imagined back in '83. Also, as it's only 17 minutes long, I can knock the whole album out as an encore if the fancy takes me - no need to book the Royal Albert Hall and the London Symphony Orchestra"1. The Milkman of Human Kindness
2. To Have and to Have Not
4. A New England
5. The Man in the Iron Mask
6. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty
7. Lovers Town Revisited
8. Intro (Live)
9. Lovers Town Revisited (Live)
10. To Have and to Have Not (Live)
11. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty (Live)
12. The Man in the Iron Mask (Live)
13. Richard (Live)
14. The Milkman of Human Kindness (Live)
15. A New England (Live)$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
ADAD-NAP-8633xLife Of Agony
A Place Where There's No More PainLife Of Agony emerged from the New York music scene in the early ‚90s with one of the most distinctive
sounds in its genre. Best known for its 1993 metal/crossover debut River Runs Red, the band instantly
built a die-hard, cult following. For over two decades, the group toured relentlessly all over the world,
sharing stages with the biggest names in rock, including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo
Fighters, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. After the much-praised Ugly (1995), LOA opted for a highly
energetic alternative rock approach on Soul Searching Sun (1997) and Broken Valley (2005) - the latter
produced by Greg Fidelman (Slipknot, Metallica). Life of Agony has sold over one million albums to date.
In 2016, LOA signed a deal with Napalm Records to record the group's 5th studio album, titled A Place
Where There's No More Pain. Rolling Stone hailed it as „One of the Most Anticipated Albums of the Year".
The album is produced by Matt Brown & Life Of Agony and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains,
Machine Head, Deftones). The drive and intensity these ten blistering new tracks possess, surpass all
expectations that built up in the past 12 years - a cathartic Sturm & Drang experience for the listener that
matches the ferocity of River Runs Red with gut wrenching rock melodies. Raging guitar riffs, heartfelt
lyrics and killer grooves mark the return of LOA's signature sound and turn A Place Where There's No
More Pain into a passionate, soul-searching affair.
The highly emotional lyrics by singer Mina Caputo link all songs by the four-piece together, then and
now: born as Keith Caputo, she had her Transgender coming out in 2011, changed her name, but kept
her inimitable style of writing deeply from the heart. „And I just want to disappear and hide," she sings
and shines a light on the path of all lost souls - while steadily walking her own. „Many of our fans have
told us over the years that sharing our personal struggles has been cathartic for them in healing the pain
in their own lives. That uplifting energy we share at the shows, gives us hope that there's light at the end
of the tunnel. And for us and hopefully our fans, that short time when we're all together is a place where
there's no more pain."1. Meet My Maker
2. Right This Wrong
3. A Place Where There's No More Pain
4. Dead Speak Kindly
5. A New Low
6. World Gone Mad
7. Bag Of Bones
8. Walking Catastrophe
9. Song For The Abused
10. Little Spots Of You$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham (Book)
Exclusive 7" Vinyl Record Featuring Rare Unreleased B-Sides From Manchester Orchestra And Minus The Bear
Ryan is one of the greatest photographers working today." - Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
"Ryan is an exceptional talent." - Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Celebrated rock photographer Ryan Russell has announced plans to release his first travel photography book, "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham," via No Sleep Records.
Known best for his ability to brilliantly capture timeless photos of some of rock's biggest acts, from Death Cab For Cutie and Against Me! to Paramore and Blink-182, Russell recently tackled a different subject entirely for "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham." In the summer of 2013 he embarked on a life-changing, cross-country journey, moving from his native city of Birmingham, AL to the Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA. Russell documented his trip, capturing the back roads, ghost towns, national parks and historical sites of America with stunning photos of everything he saw.
"Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham" will also include an exclusive 7" vinyl record featuring rare unreleased B-sides from Manchester Orchestra and Minus the Bear, two bands that Russell has shot extensively over the last several years.
Ryan is one of those rare photographers that can truly put you at ease while he takes superb and entirely honest photos," says Cory Murchy of Minus the Bear. "A master at capturing the most fleeting and candid of moments, we always look forward to working with him so we were extremely honored to be asked to be apart of this project.1. Manchester Orchestra - Sure Shot
2. Minus the Bear - Surf-N-Turf$35.99Book + 7 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
No EnergyAs a robust rock underground got swallowed alive by the
Major Label Industrial Complex, the very autonomous
Unwound-Olympia, Washington's Great Noise Hope-toed the troublesome line between pay check and Check
Engine light. Captured in the gaps of a ruthless touring
schedule, defining fourth and fifth albums The Future
of What and Repetition were issued in the back-to-back
springs of 1995 and '96. Both find the band severing their
post-hardcore roots, for gripping detours into Echoplex,
kraut, D&B, and Mingus, as guided by a sun-worn copy of
Book Your Own Fuckin' Life.
No Energy collects both of these 1990s masterworks,
beginning with Justin Trosper's home-made haircut
stabs on "New Energy," continuing with Vern Rumsey's
reanimating bass on "Corpse Pose," and closing in a wall
of Sara Lund crash cymbals on "For Your Entertainment."
This 33-song collection is buttressed by singles and
period live tracks, a pile of double-exposed photographs,
and a 10,000 word essay by latter-day Unwound diarist
David Wilcox.1. New Energy
3. Natural Disasters
4. Re-Enact the Crime
5. Equally Stupid
6. Pardon My French
8. Accidents on Purpose
9. Petals Like Bricks
10. Vern's Answer to the Masses
11. Here Come the Dogs
14. Message Received
15. Corpse Pose
16. Unauthorized Autobiography
17. Lowest Common Denominator
19. Lady Elect
20. Fingernails on a Chalkboard
21. Murder Movies
22. Next Exit
24.Go to Dallas and Take a Left
25. For Your Entertainment
26. Corpse Pose (Single Version)
27. Everything is Weird
28. Seen Not Heard
29. Next Exit
31. Usual Dosage
32. Swan$51.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Stand For Love (Pre-Order)Release Date: September 14, 2018*
The legendary recording artist, Peabo Bryson, is pleased to announce his highly-anticipated twenty-first studio album, Stand For Love. .
"Music is my passion and when it feels right, like Stand For Love does, the whole world has an opportunity to experience the same energy," said Bryson. "All of the right elements fell into place for this project and I challenged Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to make me current while maintaining the integrity of what I have built as an important body of work. I have to say, it is nothing less than amazing!"
"Stand For Love" showcases Peabo's broad vocal range and musical skill as he continues to delight fans eager to hear from him, while welcoming new fans who appreciate great music. Counted among the world's most dynamic and gifted vocal talents, Peabo is a world-renowned balladeer with a career that includes two GRAMMYs®, two Oscars®, multiple gold albums, multiple #1 songs and chart-topping singles in R&B, Pop and Contemporary Jazz.
The album adds to the fabric of great R&B music and the soundtrack of our lives, by providing music that feels good and includes the one thing that we all need love. "Stand For Love" reminds people of the fundamentals of life while engaging them in an emotional, yet experienced, vocal journey.
"Peabo is just one of the greatest voices of our time," said Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis in a joint statement. "He exudes a class and sophistication that's so needed in music today. I know R&B needs Peabo Bryson especially now. And his fans both old and new will fall in love with "Stand For Love."
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. All She Wants To Do Is Me
2. Love Like Yours And Mine
3. Looking For Sade
4. Stand For Love
5. Goosebumps (Never Lie)
7. Here For You
9. Peabo's Classics Medley Live From Los Angeles ("Feel The Fire", "I'm So Into You", "Tonight I Celebrate My Love")$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Red Colored Vinyl!
Previously Unreleased Performances from January 28, 1981 at Parnell's Seattle, WA!
Cut at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster!
Just in time for what would have been jazz great Art Pepper's 87th birthday (September 1st) and in cooperation with Art's widow, Laurie Pepper and her label, Widow's Taste Music, Omnivore Recordings is pleased to release the first volume in a series of previously unissued live recordings by Art Pepper called Neon Art.
From his early recordings with Stan Kenton's and Shorty Rogers' bands and sessions with Chet Baker, Henry Mancini or Quincy Jones, to his own recordings like classics made for Contemporary and Galaxy Records (The Art Pepper Quartet and Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section) Art Pepper built a legacy of recordings that can only be described as legendary. Thankfully, he also left us a narrative, tracing the history of his life and the roadmap with details of his great recordings in the shape of the book, Straight Life, which Art and Laurie authored together.
The first volume of Neon Art features two tunes drawn from the unissued performances at Parnell's in Seattle, WA on January 28, 1981. Side one features a workout on Art's composition, "Red Car," while side two features "Blues For Blanche," also a Pepper-composed track. Cut at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster and pressed on red vinyl in a see-through jacket, this first volume is aimed at both the longtime Art Pepper aficionado and collector, and to those just coming to know Art's work. It's an entry point into the multifaceted colorful world of Art Pepper. Download card included.1. Red Car
2. Blues For Blanche$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Limited Edition Of 1500 Numbered Copies On Yellow Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Including 4-Page Booklet With Lyrics
Includes Galaxie, Skinned And New Life
Ranked Number 357 In Rock Hard Magazine's Book Of 'The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums Of All Time'
Soup is the second studio album by American rock band Blind Melon, released eight weeks before vocalist Shannon Hoon's fatal drug overdose. The album proved to be a challenging, gripping record that is just as strong and perhaps even more rewarding than their debut album.
2 X 4 is about Hoon's experience at a drug detox, Galaxie is about Hoon's experience with his car, a 1964 Ford Galaxie and Skinned is about serial killer Ed Gein.
The producer of the album, Andy Wallace, is seen on the cover, sipping soup.
In 2005, Soup was ranked number 357 in Rock Hard magazine's book of 'The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.' This album is now available as a limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on yellow vinyl. The records are housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket with the original 4-page Menu booklet.1. Galaxie
2. 2 x 4
5. Toes Across The Floor
8. Car Seat (God's Present)
10. The Duke
11. St. Andrew's Fall
12. New Life
13. Mouthful Of Cavities
14. Lemonade$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Higher!77-Track, 8 LP Overview And Rarities Box Set
180-gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressed At RTI
17 Previously Unreleased Tracks
Includes Mono Single Mixes, Live Recordings, Studio Outtakes, Rare Instrumentals And More!
Deluxe 12 x 12-inch Packaging
104-Page Book With Extensive Liner Notes, Track-By-Track Annotations, And Timeline Of Sly's Life And Career
Stunning Rare And Unseen Photographs, Posters, Picture Sleeves, Single Labels, Ticket Stubs, Recording Documents, Vintage Advertisements And Other Memorabilia
All through the brilliant highs and the murky lows of the late '60s and early '70s, Sly & The Family Stone had the globe dancing to the music. The creativity of the mixed-race, mixed-gender, and mixed-genre band shines in this new 77-track, 8 LP box set. This incredible collection showcases the classic hits not just in stereo format, but in the good ol' mono mixes which went missing long ago with the transistor radio, and in unheard early versions, and concert performances.
Also included are gems from Sly Stewarts' pre-Family Stone period, studio outtakes, and potent instrumentals from this archetype of jam bands. With 17 previously unreleased tracks, it's a lot more music than you knew was there - all remastered to hit the pinnacle of sound on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.
This powerful music is accompanied by a stunningly colorful and evocatively detailed 104-page, 12-inch book of rare photographs, posters, picture sleeves, recording documents, vintage ads, and other memorabilia, along with extensive liner notes by Jeff Kaliss (author of Sly's only authorized biography), track-by-track annotations, and a detailed timeline of Sly and The Family's life and career.
The legacy of Sly & The Family Stone persists through four decades of movie and TV soundtracks, commercials, radio playlists, and parties worldwide, and influenced countless makers of rock, funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Here's a chance to take it Higher!LP 1
1. I Just Learned How To Swim* (by Sly Stewart)
2. Scat Swim* (by Sly Stewart)
3. Buttermilk (Part 1)* (by Sly)
4. Dance All Night* (by Sly and Freddie)
5. Temptation Walk* (Part 1) (by Sly)
6. I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)
7. I Can't Turn You Loose
8. Higher* (single master)
9. Underdog* (single master)
10. Bad Risk* (single master)
11. Let Me Hear It From You* (single master)
13. If This Room Could Talk*
1. I Cannot Make It*
2. Trip To Your Heart*
3. I Hate To Love Her*
4. Silent Communication previously unissued
5. I Get High On You (version one) previously unissued
6. I Remember previously unissued
7. My Woman's Head (instrumental) previously unissued
8. What's That Got To Do With Me previously unissued
9. Fortune And Fame previously unissued
10. What Would I Do
1. Only One Way Out Of This Mess
2. I Know What You Came To Say previously unissued
3. Dance To The Music* (single master)
4. Ride The Rhythm
5. Color Me True
6. Are You Ready
7. Don't Burn Baby
8. We Love All
9. Danse A La Musique* (by The French Fries)
10. Small Fries* (by The French Fries)
11. Chicken* (single master)
1. Into My Own Thing
2. Life* (single master)
3. Love City* previously unissued mix
4. M'lady* (single master)
5. Dynamite! (featuring Johnny Robinson on vocals) previously unissued
6. Undercat (instrumental) previously unissued
7. Everyday People* (single master)
8. Sing A Simple Song* (single master)
9. I Get High On You (version two) previously unissued
10. Wonderful World Of Color (instrumental) previously unissued
1. I Want To Take You Higher* (single master)
2. Seven More Days
3. Feathers (instrumental) previously unissued
4. Somebody's Watching You
5. Sex Machine
6. Hot Fun In The Summertime* (single master)
7. Everybody Is A Star* (single master)
1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)* (single master)
2. Stand! (Live)
3. You Can Make It If You Try (Live)
5. Dance To The Music (Live) previously unissued
6. Medle: Music Lover / I Want To Take You Higher / Music Lover (Live) previously unissued
7. Luv N' Haight (single master)
8. Family Affair
1. Brave & Strong* (single master)
2. Runnin' Away* (single master)
3. (You Caught Me) Smilin' (single master)
4. Spaced Cowboy
5. You're The One (Live)* previously unissued
6. In Time
7. If You Want Me To Stay (single master)
8. Frisky* (single master)
9. Skin I'm In
1. If It Were Left Up To Me* (single master)
2. Time For Livin'* (single master)
3. Can't Strain My Brain (single master)
4. Loose Booty
5. Le Lo Li (single master) (by Sly Stone)
6. Crossword Puzzle (single master) (by Sly Stone)
7. Family Again
8. Hoboken (by Sly Stone)
9. High (by Sly Stone) previously unissued
* Mono$199.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 8 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Kickback City (Deluxe)
* 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
* Includes 44-page Comicbook
* 4 Crime Scene Postcards
* 1 Studio LP: A Compilation Of Rory Gallagher's Film Noir Influenced Songs
* 1 Bonus LP: Kickback City Live
* Includes Audiobook CD ''the Lie Factory,'' Narrated By Aidan Quinn
Throughout his life Rory Gallagher was a great fan of the crime noir genre and much of his work was inspired by the characters and themes found in the cult detective novels of authors such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Examples of Rory's best crime inspired material are central to the Kickback City album, providing the soundtrack to Ian Rankin's newly created novella 'The Lie Factory'. Rory's lyrics and song titles are cleverly woven in to the story.
The unique album Kickback City is completed by the stunning visuals created by illustrator Timothy Truman (DC Comics / First Comics). Also a life-long Rory Gallagher fan, the musician, writer and illustrator has been working in the graphic novel industry since the 80's and is internationally known for his art design for the Grateful Dead.LP 1
1. Kickback City
3. Kid Gloves
4. Big Guns
5. Loanshark Blues
6. B Girl
7. Slumming Angel
8. Barley & Grape Rag
9. In Your Town
10. Sinner Boy
11. The Devil Made Me Do It
1. Continental Op
2. Tattoo'd Lady
3. I Ain't No Saint
4. Off The Handle
5. The Loop
6. Messin' With The Kid$51.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD + Book - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition (Deluxe)The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Will Be Pressed On 2x 180 Gram Red / Black Marbled Double Vinyl
This First-Time Vinyl Release Includes 3 Re-Imagined Tracks
Deluxe Vinyl Casebound Book Will Be A Limited Edition, Numbered, 28-Page Book
Featuring A DVD Which Includes The Making Of The Album And Music Videos For "Life Is Beautiful," "Tomorrow," Pray For Me," And Accidents Can Happen
The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is set for a first-time vinyl release via Eleven Seven Music.
Originally released in 2007, The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack was created as a companion piece to Nikki Sixx's book, The Heroin Diaries, which chronicles his severe heroin addiction in 1987. Including the singles "Life Is Beautiful," "Pray For Me," "Tomorrow," and "Accidents Can Happen," this release was SIXX:A.M.'s debut album and has sold over 350k copies.
The deluxe vinyl casebound book will be a limited edition, numbered, 28-page book that also includes 180 gram red/black marbled double vinyl including 3 re-imagined tracks, a DVD which includes the making of the album and music videos for "Life Is Beautiful," "Tomorrow," Pray For Me," and Accidents Can Happen," and a personal journal.1. X-Mas In Hell
2. Van Nuys
3. Life Is Beautiful
4. Pray For Me
6. Accidents Can Happen
8. Dead Man's Ballet
9. Heart Failure
10. Girl With Golden Eyes
11. Courtesy Call
13. Life After Death
14. Life Is Beautiful 2017
15. Accidents Can Happen 2017
16. Girl With Golden Eyes 2017$119.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + Book + DVD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Man With The Golden Arm Soundtrack (Pre-Order)Import
Limited Edition Of 750 Copies On 180-Gram Gold Colored Vinyl
One of the finest jazz soundtracks to come out of the '50s, "The Man With The Golden Arm" is taken from the Otto Preminger film of the same name. Preminger was always very jazz influenced, and on this film he took his chances with Elmer Bernstein. The 1955 movie is about a former heroin addict, Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra). For this movie, Elmer Bernstein composed perhaps the most brilliant jazz score. The drum, Frankie's own instrument, provides the rhythmic basis of the score. In the film's opening it's beat is alternately steady and agitated, just like Frankie's life; meanwhile, the brass screams and whirls out of control, mirroring Frankie's desperation as he runs off in search of one "last" fix1. Clark Street: The Top / Homecoming / Antek's
3. Frankie Machine
4. The Fix
6. Breakup: Flight / Louie's / Burlesque
7. Sunday Morning
10. The Cure: Withdraw / Cold / Morning
11. Finale$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
RelishJoan Osborne's Relish is grounded in blues, soul and gospel. The Kentucky native wields her gritty voice with
personality and forceful presence. Osborne's passion for life oozes from the grooves. There's an uplifting fervor to
her material and delivery, as if every second, every note was being individually savored. Key track One of Us sets the album's optimistic tone. It's a simple, direct statement of faith, honest and unadorned, one framed in a near-perfect chorus.1. St. Teresa
2. Man In The Long Black Coat
3. Right Hand Man
5. Dracula Moon
6. One Of Us
8. Spider Web
9. Let's Just Get Naked
10. Help Me
11. Crazy Baby
12. Lumina$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now