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  • Bridge Over Troubled Water (UltraDisc One-Step Box Set) (Pre-Order) Bridge Over Troubled Water (UltraDisc One-Step Box Set) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Bridge Over Troubled Water (UltraDisc One-Step Box Set) (Pre-Order)


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes with Mobile Fidelity's One-Step Process: Bridge over Troubled Water UD1S 45RPM Box Set Is the Ultimate Analog Version of Simon and Garfunkel's Masterpiece


    Lavish Packaging Includes Opulent Box and Special Foil-Stamped Jackets: Deluxe Audiophile Pressing Strictly Limited to 7,500 Numbered Copies (Limit Two Per Customer)


    A Beacon of Hope and Hymn of Reassurance: Grammy-Winning 1970 Work Features Meticulous Production, Watershed Performances, Gorgeous Songwriting, and Healing Spirit


    Unifying, soothing, comforting: Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water quickly became the album of an era upon release in 1970, the benchmark set serving as a beacon of hope and hymn of reassurance during a time marked by polarizing changes, social unrest, uncertain politics, and the dawn of a new era. These uplifting reasons - to say nothing about the gorgeous songwriting, meticulous production, and watershed performances - attest to why it is more relevant than ever in our current climate. Music, Bridge over Troubled Water simultaneously suggests and proves, heals all wounds and lifts all boats. Music Direct is honored to give the seminal effort Rolling Stone named the 51st Greatest Album of All Time unsurpassed treatment befitting the most important recordings.


    Simon and Garfunkel's epochal album reaches three-dimensional sonic and emotional heights never before attained on Mobile Fidelity's opulent UD1S (UltraDisc One-Step) box set. Strictly limited to 7,500 numbered copies, this ultra-hi-fi collector's edition literally and figuratively brings you closer to music that picks up where the duo's Bookends leaves off. You'll enjoy deep-black backgrounds, boundless soundstaging, pointillist details, staggering dynamics, and arguably, the most lifelike tonalities and nuances ever committed to vinyl. Experienced via UD1S, Bridge over Troubled Water places Simon, Garfunkel, and their cadre of session pros in your listening room. Every note, breath, and movement is reproduced with exquisite accuracy, wowing clarity, and impeccable balance. Consider this edition your new go-to reference.


    The lavish packaging and beautiful presentation of Mobile Fidelity's Bridge over Troubled Water pressing befit its extremely select status. Housed in a deluxe box, this UD1S version contains a unique print, special foil-stamped jackets, and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendor of the recording. No expense has been spared. Aurally and visually, this reissue of Bridge over Troubled Water exists a curatorial artifact meant to be preserved, poured over, touched, and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality and creativity, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the art - and everything involved with the album, from the images to the textures and liner notes.


    The best-selling record in the U.S. for several years running, and winner of six Grammy Awards - including nods for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Engineered Recording - Bridge over Troubled Water endures as a staple of accessible sophistication, angelic elegance, effortless singing, unhinged ambition, and therapeutic spirit. While it would turn out to be the final studio set for a duo surrounded by creative and personal disagreement, Simon and Garfunkel's collaborative ethos and soaring harmonies - combined with reflective narratives centered on the American experience, friendship, romance, and farewells - combine to turn the 11-track work into a paean to resolution, reconciliation, calm, and balance.


    Home to the legendary title track graced by Garfunkel's pacifying solo lead vocals as well as the equally famous folk ballad The Boxer, Peruvian-based El Condor Past (If I Could), upbeat Cecilia, and rock n' rolling Baby Driver - recently the inspiration behind the film of the same name - Bridge over Troubled Water remains as renowned for its musical diversity as its lyrical poignancy. Moving beyond the templates they'd perfected on four prior albums, Simon and Garfunkel embrace a then-unimaginable swath of styles. Rock, pop, gospel, country, R&B, South American, and jazz strains course throughout the songs, each sparked with bold experiments yet grounded in a well-orchestrated melange of melody, rhythm, and classicism that makes every note feel personal, familiar, and warm.


    Not for nothing is Bridge over Troubled Water one of the finest-sounding albums ever made. Featuring instrumentation helmed by members of Los Angeles' fabled Wrecking Crew as well as multiple choral and string sections, songs took hundreds of hours to complete and involved pioneering recording techniques. Evoking both Phil Spector's liveWall of Sound approach as well as inventive effects, Bridge over Troubled Water is a triumph of texture, atmosphere, and architecture. Mobile Fidelity's premier UD1S edition brings the record's unique traits to the fore. Whether the reverberation generated by Garfunkel's cassette recorder on Cecilia, echoing drums captured in a corridor heard throughout The Boxer, automobile noises peppering Baby Driver, layer upon layer of voices dotting The Only Boy Living in New York, or echo-chamber percussion on the title track, each and every detail comes through with unprecedented accuracy, clarity, and dimensionality. In every regard, Bridge over Troubled Water exudes genius.


    More About Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc One-Step and Why It Is Superior:

    Instead of utilizing the industry-standard three-step lacquer process, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's new UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) uses only one step, bypassing two processes of generational loss. While three-step processing is designed for optimum yield and efficiency, UD1S is created for the ultimate in sound quality. Just as Mobile Fidelity pioneered the UHQR (Ultra High-Quality Record) with JVC in the 1980s, UD1S again represents another state-of-the-art advance in the record-manufacturing process. MFSL engineers begin with the original master tapes and meticulously cut a set of lacquers. These lacquers are used to create a very fragile, pristine UD1S stamper called a convert. Delicate converts are then formed into the actual record stampers, producing a final product that literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music. By skipping the additional steps of pulling another positive and an additional negative, as done in the three-step process used in standard pressings, UD1S produces a final LP with the lowest noise floor possible today. The removal of the additional two steps of generational loss in the plating process reveals tremendous amounts of extra musical detail and dynamics, which are otherwise lost due to the standard copying process. The exclusive nature of these very limited pressings guarantees that every UD1S pressing serves as an immaculate replica of the lacquer sourced directly from the original master tape. Every conceivable aspect of vinyl production is optimized to produce the most perfect record album available today.


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    1. Bridge over Troubled Water
    2. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
    3. Cecilia
    4. Keep the Customer Satisfied
    5. So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
    6. The Boxer
    7. Baby Driver
    8. The Only Boy Living in New York
    9. You Don't Write Me
    10. Bye Bye Love
    11. Song for the Asking
    Simon & Garfunkel
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    Vinyl LP UltraDisc One-Step 45 RPM Box Set - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Paul Simon Paul Simon Quick View

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    Paul Simon

    If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon's post-split debut. From the opening cut, Mother and Child Reunion (a Top Ten hit), Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death. From there, it was off to Paris for a track in South American style and a rambling story of a fisherman's son, Duncan (which made the singles chart). But most of the album had a low-key feel, with Simon on acoustic guitar backed by only a few trusted associates (among them Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel, David Spinozza, Mike Manieri, Ron Carter, and Hal Blaine, along with such guests as Stefan Grossman, Airto Moreira, and Stephane Grappelli), singing a group of informal, intimate, funny, and closely observed songs (among them the lively Top 40 hit Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard). It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated. You didn't miss Art Garfunkel on Paul Simon, not only because Simon didn't write Garfunkel-like showcases for himself, but because the songs he did write showed off his own, more varied musical strengths.

    - William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)

    1. Mother and Child Reunion
    2. Duncan
    3. Everything Put Together Falls Apart
    4. Run That Body Down
    5. Armistice Day
    6. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
    7. Peace Like a River
    8. Papa Hobo
    9. Hobo's Blues
    10. Paranoia Blues
    11. Congratulations
    Paul Simon
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Aretha's Greatest Hits Aretha's Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Aretha's Greatest Hits

    Aretha's Greatest Hits is the third compilation album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Originally released on September 9, 1971 on Atlantic Records, the compilation featured three new recordings at that time: Spanish Harlem, You're All I Need to Get By and Bridge Over Troubled Water. The album reached Billboard's Top 20 and eventually sold over 500,000 copies. It was never released on compact disc and has been out of print since the 1980s.
    1. Spanish Harlem
    2. Chain of Fools
    3. Don't Play That Song
    4. Say A Little Prayer
    5. Dr. Feelgood
    6. Let It Be
    7. Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
    8. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    9. RESPECT
    10. Baby, I Love You
    11. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    12. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
    13. You're All I Need To Get By
    14. Call Me
    Aretha Franklin
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • American IV: The Man Comes Around American IV: The Man Comes Around Quick View

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    American IV: The Man Comes Around

    On first thought, the idea of the Man in Black recording such covers as Bridge over Troubled Water, Danny Boy, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your
    Face might seem odd, even for an artist who's been able to put his personal stamp on just about everything. But American IV: The Man Comes Around,
    which also draws on Cash's original songs as well as those by Nine Inch Nails (Hurt), Sting (I Hung My Head), and Depeche Mode (Personal Jesus),
    may be one of the most autobiographical albums of the 70-year-old singer-songwriter's career. Nearly every tune seems chosen to afford the ailing giant
    of popular music a chance to reflect on his life, and look ahead to what's around the corner. From the opening track--Cash's own The Man Comes
    Around, filled with frightening images of Armageddon--the album, produced by Rick Rubin, advances a quiet power and pathos, built around spare
    arrangements and unflinching honesty in performance and subject. In 15 songs, Cash moves through dark, haunted meditations on death and
    destruction, poignant farewells, testaments to everlasting love, and hopeful salutes to redemption. He sounds as if he means every word, his baritonebass,
    frequently frayed and ravaged, taking on a weary beauty. By the time he gets to the Beatles' In My Life, you'll very nearly cry. Go ahead. He
    sounds as if he's about to, too. Unforgettable. --Alanna Nash


    This is the fourth in a series of collaborations between the original Man in Black, Johnny Cash, and producer Rick Rubin. The Man Comes Around
    features new Cash compositions as well as a diverse array of cover songs, including Nine Inch Nails Hurt, Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could
    Cry, and Paul Simon's Bridge Over Troubled Waters. He duets with Don Henley on Desperado.

    1. The Man Comes Around
    2. Hurt
    3. Give My Love To Rose
    4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    5. I Hung My Head
    6. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    7. Personal Jesus
    8. In My Life
    9. Sam Hall
    10. Danny Boy
    11. Desperado
    12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    13. Tear Stained Letter
    14. Streets of Laredo
    15. We'll Meet Again
    Johnny Cash
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Always On My Mind Always On My Mind Quick View

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    Always On My Mind

    180 Gram Blue Colored Vinyl


    Produced By Chips Moman + Bobby Emmons


    First Time Audiophile Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccablty By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Willie Nelson is a musical phenomenon and an American icon. His
    legendary musical career began in the 50's, followed with a plethora
    of hit songs written for the likes of Ray Price, Patsy Cline and Roy
    Orbison, and then his own six decade long recording career in the
    country, rock, pop, adult, and even jazz genres, sharing his legendary
    vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans worldwide.


    With 1982's Always On My Mind Lp, Willie Nelson created one of the
    most successful top charting hit albums of all time. The Lp features
    Willie's stellar vocal and guitar interpretations on the definitive outlaw
    version of Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade Of Pale (featuring Waylon
    Jennings), his melancholy #1 title track Always On My Mind, plus an
    incredible reading of Aretha Franklin's Do Right Woman, Do Right
    Man.


    Alongside great versions of tunes like Bridge Over Trouble Water
    by Simon & Garfunkel, you also get some masterful Willie Nelson
    originals like the LP closer The Party's Over. All in all, making Always
    On My Mind the legendary album it is and always will be.


    This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and it
    is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    presentation of Always On My Mind by the legendary Willie Nelson
    on Friday Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now
    impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited
    time is pressed by R.T.I. on translucent Blue Vinyl, and features from
    the original LP artwork not seen in years, in a first time gatefold
    presentation.


    You Were Always On My Mind ..

    1. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
    2. Always on My Mind
    3. A Whiter Shade of Pale
    4. Let It Be Me
    5. Staring Each Other Down
    6. Bridge over Troubled Water
    7. Old Fords and a Natural Stone
    8. Permanently Lonely
    9. Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning
    10. The Party's Over
    Willie Nelson
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  • The Pretty Things (Out of Stock) The Pretty Things (Out of Stock) Quick View

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    The Pretty Things (Out of Stock)

    180 Gram Vinyl Reissue Of The Band's Debut Studio Album From 1965


    Re-Cut Directly From The Original Abbey Road Master Tapes


    The Pretty Things created some of the most exciting and innovative records of the late sixties and early seventies. The band first burst onto the scene in 1965 with a blend of raw, explosive R&B, this their debut album which reached no. 6 in the UK album charts. Over the course of several albums they evolved into psychedelic pioneers, releasing the first ever rock opera, with SF Sorrow, in 1968. They followed this with 1970's Parachute, which was named Rolling Stone's album of the year (ahead of Let It Be, Bridge Over
    Troubled Water, Atom Heart Mother and Led Zeppelin III).

    1. Roadrunner
    2. Judgement Day
    3. 13 Chester Street
    4. Big City
    5. Unknown Blues
    6. Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
    7. Honey, I Need
    8. Oh Baby Doll
    9. She's Fine She's Mine
    10. Don't Lie To Me
    11. The Moon Is Rising
    12. Pretty Thing
    Pretty Things
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • That's The Way It Is (Out Of Stock) That's The Way It Is (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    That's The Way It Is (Out Of Stock)

    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during The Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.


    The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long term deal, forever etching "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. In 1970 after a plethora of chart topping albums and a bevy of number one singles, Elvis Presley continued to build his marquee value even further while starring in a staggering amount of feature motion pictures. More incredible fame followed as the That's The Way It Is movie starring Elvis Presley became another box office hit for the King. The 70's epic documentary captured Elvis's first concert tour in over a decade, as the brilliant soundtrack album recorded live in Las Vegas and in RCA Studios, Nashville, was also was a blockbuster as it rose to the upper rungs of the album charts, making this his 40th hit album in a row! Both the That's The Way It Is movie and soundtrack LP truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.


    Filled with more winners than in a Las Vegas casino, That's The Way It Is takes off with several smashes in a row, including the classic I Just Can't Help Believin' which became a UK smash, plus the definitive hit single version of You Don't Have to Say You Love Me plus an LP live only version of the killer rocker Patch It Up featuring James Burton's trail blazing guitar work. More soundtrack treasures follow with the beautiful ballads I've Lost You and Mary in the Morning. The album also features his stellar rendition of You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' featuring the vocals of The Sweet Inspirations as well as the superlative Simon & Garfunkel interpretation of Bridge Over Troubled Water. In total, the album showcases 12 very important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics.


    In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic That's The Way It Is by Elvis Presley. As another classic installment in our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its true stereophonic hi-fi glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., That's The Way It Is will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere Especially during the celebration of his birthday month!


    For this exclusive anniversary presentation, we are also including the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover elements from this historic Elvis Presley era. We are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner
    sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.
    Elvis Presley's That's The Way It Is A history making rock soundtrack album from a historic legend, an original stereophonic audiophile
    dream release first time gatefold cover is now an audiophile Anniversary vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay
    tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Record audiophile recordings from Friday Music.

    1. I Just Can't Help Believin'
    2. Twenty Days and Twenty Nights
    3. How the Web Was Woven
    4. Patch It Up
    5. Mary in the Morning
    6. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
    7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    8. I've Lost You
    9. Just Pretend
    10. Stranger in the Crowd
    11. The Next Step Is Love
    12. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Elvis Presley
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Temporarily out of stock
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