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  • Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles: Live! (Speakers Corner) Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles: Live! (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles: Live! (Speakers Corner)

    'Live' was the watchword of the liberated and permissive post-Woodstock era, when anyone and everyone could do wonderful things and musicians really let themselves go - and it opened the door for Santana and his musicians. While devotees of pure styles found it hard to dip into the bubbling melting pot of progressive rock, others - hungry for emotion - plunged eagerly into the moloch world known as 'Sounds of the 70s'.



    Among the great events during this time was the get-together of Santana and a grandiose group of musicians together with Jimmy Hendrix's ex-drummer Buddy Miles at the Sunshine Festival in Hawaii. Inspired by the electrifying atmosphere we hear the smacking sound of an organ in John McLaughlin's Marbles, lush rocking Latin grooves (Lava) and gospel-like vocal artistry (Evil Ways). After an intensively re-worked version of the old favourite Them Changes, in which the band certainly lets one know that they can be 'heavy' when they want, the musicians let themselves go in 25 improvised minutes in Free Form Funkafide Filth. Such unleashed power could never be tamed and captured on tape in the studio simply because it can only be created in the freedom of an open-air stage.



    Musicians:



    • Carlos Santana (guitar)

    • Buddy Miles (drums, vocal)

    • Robert Hogins (organ)

    • Luis Gasca (trumpet)

    • Hadley Caliman (saxophone, flute)

    • Neal Schon (guitar)

    • Ron Johnson (bass)

    • Coke Escovedo (percussion)

    • Gregg Errico (drums)

    • Victor Pantoja, Michael Carabello (conga)



    Recording: January 1972 live in the Diamond Head Crater, Hawaii, USA,

    Production: Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles



    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Marbles
    2. Lava
    3. Evil Ways
    4. Faith Interlude
    5. Them Changes
    6. Free Form Funkafide Filth
    Santana
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  • Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show - 12/31/1969 Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show - 12/31/1969 Quick View

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    Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show - 12/31/1969

    As the '60s came to a close, Jimi Hendrix pushed the boundaries of funk, rock and R&B with a brand new group, Band of Gypsys. Together with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, Hendrix unveiled stunning, newly written material across four shows at the legendary Fillmore East in New York City. Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 marks the first time Band of Gypsys' first show has ever been released in its entirety, newly mixed by Eddie Kramer from the original 1 eight-track masters and released on 2xLP 180 gram vinyl.
    LP 1
    1. Power of Soul
    2. Lover Man
    3. Hear My Train a Comin'
    4. Changes
    5. Izabella
    6. Machine Gun


    LP 2
    1. Stop
    2. Ezy Ryder
    3. Bleeding Heart
    4. Earth Blues
    5. Burning Desire

    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Band Of Gypsys Band Of Gypsys Quick View

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    Band Of Gypsys

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience disbanded after 3 albums, but Jimi quickly formed a new band with bassist Billy Cox and his drummer friend Buddy Miles; the Band of Gypsys. Musically the Band of Gypsys leaned more towards Jimi's funk/R&B roots than the psychedelic rock sound of the Experience.


    The Band of Gypsys made their live debut at the Fillmore East on New Year's Eve, 1969, for a series of four shows spread over two nights. A compilation of these shows saw the light as the eponymous live album 'Band of Gypsys'. Containing definitive versions of Machine Gun and Who Knows!


    Incl. 8-page full-colour booklet (12x 12)

    1. Who Knows

    2. Machine Gun

    3. Changes

    4. Power To Love

    5. Message To Love

    6. We Gotta Live Together

    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Band of Gypsies Band of Gypsies Quick View

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    Band of Gypsies

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

    1. Who Knows

    2. Machine Gun

    3. Changes

    4. Power To Love

    5. Message To Love

    6. We Gotta Live Together

    Jimi Hendrix
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  • The Cry Of Love The Cry Of Love Quick View

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    The Cry Of Love


    Remastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Masters


    The Cry Of Love is being reissued vinyl, reintroduced with original album art and track orders and remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.


    Originally released in 1971, and last issued on CD in 1992, The Cry Of Love was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of these tracks were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of an ambitious double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun. Commercially, The Cry Of Love was a huge success, reaching #3 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK, and spawned favorites such as ''Angel,'' ''Freedom,'' and ''Ezy Ryder.'' While Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox comprised the rhythm section on the lion's share of the tracks, Buddy Miles played drums on ''Ezy Ryder'' and Noel Redding played bass on ''My Friend'' (recorded in 1968, before his departure from the Jimi Hendrix Experience). The Cry Of Love also includes the participation of notable guest musicians including Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Buzzy Linhart among others.

    1. Freedom
    2. Drifting
    3. Ezy Ryder
    4. Night Bird Flying
    5. My Friend
    6. Straight Ahead
    7. Astro Man
    8. Angel
    9. In From the Storm
    10. Belly Button Window
    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! Quick View

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    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live!


    The Santana Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues


    First Time Platinum Plus Release On Vinyl In The Us In Over 3 Decades


    Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Cover & Psychedelic Artwork Insert Not Seen In Years


    On New Year's Day 1972, Carols Santana and his great friend Buddy
    Miles (Jimi Hendrix/Electric Flag) played a very special and incredible show
    inside the Diamond Head Crater in Oahu, Hawaii for thousands of lucky fans.


    To ring in the New Year, Columbia Records ran tape and the rest is rock and roll
    history. Released a few months later, Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! sold well over a
    million copies in no time and rode easily into the top of the album charts.


    Featuring a cross section of both Santana and Buddy Miles' hits like Evil Ways
    and Them Changes, this monumental pairing of geniuses even took the psychedelic
    rock and funk trip further with stellar interpretations of John McLaughlin's Marbles
    as well as the superlative jam of all jams, the 26 minute Free Form Funkafide Filth.


    The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has been out of circulation for
    many years - that is until now ..Friday Music continues their exclusive Santana
    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the groundbreaking 1972 platinum
    smash Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday
    Music Studios, and pressed at RTI, this limited edition wonderful masterwork is
    truly one of the finest live albums to ever be released, and we are very excited to
    offer you this authorized 180 Gram LP today.


    Along with the legendary Carlos Santana and the late great Buddy Miles,
    future Journey superstar and Santana's own Neal Schon shares guitar chores,
    as well as Greg Errico on drums from Sly & The Family Stone, plus even more
    original Santana alumnus like Mike Carabello on congas and the great Pete
    Escovedo on percussion.


    As an added bonus, the original gatefold cover art and the special psychedelic insert artwork are restored to their full glory which will further enhance your
    listening experience.


    Let's all celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic mega rocker Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! Authentic, Authorized, Free Form Funkafide Filth as only you would
    expect from your friends at Friday Music!


    Oh My Mind Is Going Through Them Changes

    1. Marbles
    2. Lava
    3. Evil Ways
    4. Faith Interlude
    5. Them Changes
    6. Free Form Funkafide Filth
    Santana
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  • Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix Quick View

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    Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix

    Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix is a compilation album of Jimi Hendrix songs originally released on CD in 1997. This 2xLP collects 20 songs spanning his career from his first recordings with the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966 to his last with Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell in 1970.


    It is the first comprehensive collection of Hendrix's songs overseen by Experience Hendrix, a family company that took over management of his recording legacy in 1997. Fifteen songs with the Experience are included and five with Hendrix's later groups often referred to as Gypsy Suns and Rainbows and the Cry of Love touring band. No songs from the Band of Gypsys lineup with Buddy Miles are included.

    LP 1
    1. Purple Haze
    2. Fire
    3. The Wind Cries Mary
    4. Hey Joe
    5. All Along the Watchtower
    6. Stone Free
    7. Crosstown Traffic
    8. Manic Depression
    9. Little Wing
    10. If 6 Was 9


    LP 2
    1. Foxey Lady
    2. Bold as Love
    3. Castles Made of Sand
    4. Red House
    5. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
    6. Freedom
    7. Night Bird Flying
    8. Angel
    9. Dolly Dagger
    10. Star Spangled Banner (Live at Woodstock)

    Jimi Hendrix
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  • One Way or Another One Way or Another Quick View

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    One Way or Another

    One Way... Or Another was the second studio outing of supergroup Cactus. Existing of Vanilla Fudge rhythm section Carmine Appice (drums) and Tim Bogert (bass), as well as former Amboy Dukes lead vocalist Rusty Day (vocals/mouth harp), and Jim McCarty (guitar) from Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and the Buddy Miles Express.


    The album offers eight tracks of which are six originals and two covers. Kicking off with one from the latter column, it's the unexpected slow and heavy take on Little Richard's Long Tall Sally. The other cover, a version of Chuck Willis' Feel So Bad, is more than serviceable but it's really the originals that are the stars of this show. Highlights are including Rock N' Roll Children, Big Mama Boogie - Parts I & II, and the title track, which closes the album in suitably kick-ass fashion.


    This album is well crafted and flows dramatically from one song to the other without a dull moment. Anyone with a liking for early 70's blues oriented rock will love this album.

    1. Long Tall Sally
    2. Rockout, Whenever You Feel Like
    3. Rock N' Roll Children
    4. Big Mama Boogie - Parts I & II
    5. Feel So Bad
    6. Song For Aries
    7. Hometown Bust
    8. One Way...or Another
    Cactus
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  • Oceana Oceana Quick View

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    Oceana

    Recognized by many as the premiere rock keyboardist of his generation, Derek Sherinian has performed for millions via Black Country Communion (of which he is a current member alongside Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Joe Bonamassa), Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Buddy Miles and as an off-stage performer accompanying KISS. He also enjoyed tenures with Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen and many others.


    Favoring a guitar heavy rock based approach to fusion ala one of his musical heroes Jeff Beck, his newest release, Oceana once again displays the power and energy Sherinian creates in the studio, setting him apart from most jazz fusion ensembles in the process. He displays the rare combination of being a musical chameleon, while maintaining his signature style in no matter what genre he is playing in. With Oceana, the stage is set for Sherinians inspiration to be propelled in to the mainstream.


    Sherinian has carved out a niche for himself in the progressive metal scene. He has attracted the best players on Earth to his solo album sessions, some of whom include luminaries Al DiMeola, Steve Lukather, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, John Petrucci, John Sykes and Zakk Wylde. With Oceana, again an assemblage of some of the most talented players to ever strap on a guitar join Sherinian in the studio.


    Steve Lukather once again collaborated with the keyboardist for the tracks Mulholland, Euphoria and Seven Sins. Former Planet X guitarist and fusion legend Tony MacAlpine laid down performances for Five Elements and Mercury 7. The one and only Steve Stevens is featured on Ghost Runner and the title track Oceana. Black Country Communion band mate Joe Bonamassa makes an appearance as well on I Heard That, while Doug Aldrich performs on El Camino Diablo. Simon Phillips performs all drums on Oceana, while Jimmy Johnson laid down the bass on all tracks outside of Ghost Runner and the title track which features Tony Franklin.


    The 1970s saw the creation of keyboard legends, when titans including Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Jon Lord were superstars. It was a time when talent on the keys was not only appreciated, but celebrated in popular music. With Oceana, perhaps a rebirth is upon the precipice of change for the Santa Cruz-raised, Berklee School of Music educated Sherinian to witness a new dawn where keyboardists once again are heroes. Inevitably, it is only a matter of time before Sherinian is recognized as the premiere rock keyboardist of this generation.

    1. Five Elements
    2. Mercury 7
    3. Mulholland
    4. Euphoria
    5. Ghost Runner
    6. El Camino Diablo
    7. I Heard That
    8. Seven Sins
    9. Oceana
    Derek Sherinian
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  • Welcome Welcome Quick View

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    Welcome


    40th Anniversary Limited Edition


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Pressed At R.T.I.


    In 1973 Carlos Santana and The Santana Band were now one of the world's most loved rock and fusion
    bands of all time. After several studio albums and the two collaboration albums with Carlos Santana & Buddy
    Miles Live and Love Devotion Surrender with John McLaughlin the world was now
    buzzing around the energy that these superstars would lay down on vinyl with the soon to be rock/jazz/funk
    powerhouse Welcome.


    Featuring a cross section of Santana classics like Going Home, Light Of Life and When I Look Into Your Eyes,
    plus the exotic rhythms and jams on workouts like Santana and John McLaughlin's Flame-Sky, and the stellar
    John Coltrane masterpiece interpretation Welcome, Carlos Santana's guitar was truly a voice heard around the
    musical world.


    The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has been out of circulation for decades - that is until now
    Friday Music continues our exclusive Santana 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the groundbreaking first
    time North American audiophile vinyl release of the 1973 smash Welcome. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso
    at Friday Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., this super limited first time North American 180 Gram masterwork
    is truly one of Santana's finest ever, and we are very excited to offer you this authorized audiophile vinyl LP today.
    Along with the legendary Carlos Santana on guitar and vocal, he is joined with original Santana band mates
    Michael Shrieve on his dynamic drums, Doug Rauch on his prolific bass, Jose Areas on hard hitting percussion,
    plus the brilliant acid jazz superstar Leon Thomas on vocals, the celebrated Latin percussionist Armando Peraza,
    the legendary John McLaughlin on guitar, Joe Farrell on flute, and the stellar keyboard work of long time Santana
    associate Tom Coster.


    As an added 40th Anniversary Welcome bonus, we are including a super fine gatefold cover, restoring the
    original album cover elements to their full glory which will further enhance your listening experience.
    Let's all celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic mega rocker Welcome by Santana. Authentic,


    Authorized and Absolutely Santana as only you would expect from your friends at Friday Music!

    1. Going Home
    2. Love, Devotion & Surrender
    3. Samba De Sausalito
    4. When I Look Into Your Eyes
    5. Yours Is The Light
    6. Mother Africa
    7. Light Of Life
    8. Flame-Sky
    9. Welcome
    Santana
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  • Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack) Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack) Quick View

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    Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack)


    Remastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Masters


    Rainbow Bridge is being reissued on vinyl, reintroduced with original album art and track orders and remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.


    Rainbow Bridge was compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love. Rainbow Bridge is often misconstrued as being an entirely live album, being that the film of the same name features excerpts of a live Jimi Hendrix performance in Maui. However, Hendrix had no role in the creation of the rambling, unfocused 1971 film which was directed by Chuck Wein. The film was not a Hendrix project in any way but instead an independent vision of his manager Michael Jeffery. After Hendrix's death in September 1970, Jeffery scrapped Hendrix's original vision of a double studio album titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun and called for Kramer, Mitchell and Jansen to compile two posthumous albums-including one that would that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.


    Mitchell, Kramer and Jansen drew upon Hendrix's rich trove of studio recordings that the guitarist had been developing at Electric Lady Studios. Songs such as ''Dolly Dagger'' and ''Room Full Of Mirrors'' were bright examples of Hendrix's new creative direction. Other standouts on the album included a studio rendition of ''Star Spangled Banner'' as well as the majestic ''Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).'' The one live track on the album, an extraordinary rendition of Hendrix's original blues composition ''Hear My Train A Comin''' is taken from a performance at Berkeley Community Theatre in May of 1970, and not in the film at all. Buddy Miles and Noel Redding both appear on one track each, and the Ronettes provide backing vocals on ''Earth Blues.''


    After Hendrix's death in September 1970, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun was scrapped and instead two posthumous albums were created from the sessions, including one that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.

    1. Dolly Dagger
    2. Earth Blues
    3. Pali Gap
    4. Room Full of Mirrors
    5. Star Spangled Banner (studio version)
    6. Look Over Yonder
    7. Hear My Train A Comin' (live)
    8. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Electric Ladyland Electric Ladyland Quick View

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    Electric Ladyland

    Ranked 54/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Cut from the Analog Masters by Legendary Engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound and Pressed on 180-gram Vinyl at RTI!


    First-Ever Audiophile Edition of Hendrix's Pioneering Third Studio Album: The Wait Is Over!


    The Hendrix Family is Committed to Bringing you the Best Sound Quality Possible: Do Not Miss This Pressing!


    Set Joins Exquisitely Remastered Versions of Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, First Rays of the New Rising Sun, and the previously unreleased Valleys of Neptune!


    The great manifesto of the psychedelic rock era, the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland is the culmination of resounding experimentation and several years of band chemistry, as well as Hendrix's continual development as a guitarist seemingly capable of anything and limited only by what he couldn't think of doing. As the trio's final studio recording together, it's also the band's most adventurous, and collaborative, as Steve Winwood, Al Kooper, Buddy Miles, Jack Casady, and Chris Wood all make guest apprarances. Featuring everything from sensitive wah-wah playing (Burning of the Midnight Lamp) to the all-time best version of Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower, with Hendrix infusing the song with requisite mystery and mayhem, to the magnetic riff passages of Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Electric Ladyland remains one of the most fully realized and referenced recordings in history. And until now, it's never received the sonic facelift it's not only needed, but deserved.


    Mastered from the original analog tapes, cut by legendary engineer George Marino on upgraded equipment at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl at RTI, this 2LP set is a sonic knockout on par with the very best audiophile recordings. This is also the first-ever audiophile edition of Electric Ladyland. We guarantee it will absolutely blow away whatever analog or digital version you've heard before. It's no wonder that this release spearheads Legacy Recordings' unprecented 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project of reissues and new releases from the greatest guitar player in history.


    Ranked by Rolling Stone as the 54th greatest album ever made, Electric Ladyland epitomizes the passion, soulfulness, exoticism, and emotion that makes music such a part of our life. You will not want to live without.

    1. And The Gods Made Love
    2. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
    3. Crosstown Traffic
    4. Voodoo Chile
    5. Little Miss Strange
    6. Long Hot Summer Night
    7. Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)
    8. Gypsy Eyes
    9. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
    10. Rainy Day, Dream Away
    11. 1983(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
    12. Moon, Turn The Tidesgently gently gently
    13. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
    14. House Burning Down
    15. All Along The Watchtower
    16. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Macroscope Macroscope Quick View

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    Macroscope

    MACROSCOPE, the fifth album and Mack Avenue
    debut by his adventurous trio The Nels Cline Singers,
    provides a measure of the long-running group's
    staggering range. Captivating and continually
    surprising, the album finds the instrumental
    trio with the slyly deceptive name veering
    in one off-kilter direction only to suddenly be
    overwhelmed by another drastic stylistic shift,
    often within the space of a single tune.
    Serrated psychedelia becomes consumed
    by soulful Brasiliana, blissed-out electronica
    overwhelmed by garage-rock skronk. Then
    there's the wholly unexpected "Red Before
    Orange," where a howling Hendrix-inspired solo
    suddenly erupts in the middle of a slick lounge-jazz
    number, Cline unleashing the inner George
    Benson that few of us expected he even had.


    "The title MACROSCOPE speaks to the idea of
    the mutt within," Cline says, "the fact that I'm
    not in any one genre, and never have been.
    I was a rock and roll kid, but after hearing
    Coltrane and Miles and Weather Report, then
    Indian music and Nigerian pop and that sort
    of thing, there was no turning back. From that
    point on, the idea of purism just was not possible.


    Produced by Nels Cline and David Breskin


    Nels Cline - guitars, effects, voice, Quintronics Drum Buddy

    Scott Amendola - drums, percussion, electronic treatments/loops, mbira

    Trevor Dunn - basses, effects


    Additional musician guests:

    Yuka C. Honda - electric piano, OP-1

    Cyro Baptista - percussion universe

    Josh Jones - congas, other percussion

    Zeena Parkins - electric harp

    1. Companion Piece
    2. Canales' Cabeza
    3. Respira
    4. Red Before Orange
    5. The Wedding Band
    6. Macroscopic (for Kusama-san)
    7. Climb Down
    8. Seven Zed Heaven
    9. Hairy Mother
    10. Sascha's Book Of Frogs
    The Nels Cline Singers
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    Lies & Wishes

    Edward David Anderson is an artist as ancient as he is modern. In a time when the music business desperately flails about, grasping at any new trend that will save its sinking ship, he exists far beyond its confines. Best known for his work with the revered Midwestern rock band Backyard Tire Fire who released a string of acclaimed albums in the previous decade, Anderson returns to the national stage with his highly anticipated solo debut, Lies & Wishes. Produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, it finds Anderson creating his own mythology through a collection of songs that embrace vulnerability, while remaining grounded in his working class roots. Anderson sings, I'm the son of a plumber, from a God fearing mother. The lyric says much about where his story begins as an artist. He was born and raised just west of Chicago and lives a simple life, spending winters in an RV alongside the Gulf of Mexico in lower Alabama. Anderson's an American songwriter on an existential quest who seeks and who searches through song.


    I feel like every experience, every mile, every interaction, every tune, sort of got me to where I am at this moment, Anderson recounts while shedding light on the over-arching theme that ties together the 10-track collection. The songs on the record are confessional by nature. They are songs about loss and love and living and hope. Halfway through my life, it's an honest look in the mirror.


    Anderson's journey over the last five years and his response to the challenges he faced is what sets the lifers apart from those that concede the artistic pursuit. The dissolution of Backyard Tire in 2011 was the first obstacle to overcome. The band had built a devout cult following around the U.S., counting Cracker, Reverend Horton Heat and Clutch among their fans, all of whom took BTF on the road exposing them to a wider audience. It was around this time that Steve Berlin of Los Lobos was first drawn to Anderson's songwriting.


    "Backyard Tire Fire opened a show for us and I remember being backstage and listening to their music and I was like, 'Wow, that song sounds really familiar. Whose cover is that? It's a classic tune,'" says Berlin. "It turns out that they were all Ed's originals. They just had that instantly memorable quality to them. So, I introduced myself at the show and we became buddies and then collaborators. Ed's music is so evocative, so well written. I honestly think he is as talented as anyone in the songwriting world and it is important that he be heard."


    Anderson adds: I was just starting to get back on the road again after Tire Fire split, touring with my friend Johnny Hickman and I got inspired to get back in the studio. I had these songs and had something pretty interesting to say based on the experiences I just went through. I knew if I could get Steve Berlin involved, who is an old friend that I've worked with in the past, it could be something special."


    It was just prior to this that Anderson's mother passed away, while the previous winter his wife lost her mother, both to extended illnesses. It was a defining moment for the 40-year old artist and culminated in a torrent of songwriting. Indeed, songs like Lies & Wishes Lost & Found and Chain Reaction delve deep into the human condition, asking difficult questions of both himself and his loved ones.


    "A lot of the subject matter on this record came from reflecting on these painful experiences" says Anderson. After losing my mom, I decided I've got to make a record and dedicate it to her and make a statement here on my own.


    Musically speaking, the core of Lies & Wishes is built around refined melodies, acoustic guitars and sparse arrangements, yet Berlin's production colors the tracks with squalls of electric guitar, affected vocals, drum loops and assorted analog keyboard flourishes. It should also be noted that fans of Anderson's vintage rock and roll songwriting from his Backyard Tire Fire days will find plenty to love on tunes like "Nothing Lasts Forever," "Taking It Out On You" and "The Next Melody," which deliver the big hooks and classic refrains on which he so effortlessly hangs his hat.


    This is where we find Edward David Anderson today. His heart's on his sleeve and it's that of an artist. Nobody ever said it was going to be easy, but as the songs on Lies & Wishes bare out, when the muse calls, he will be there to answer.


    I needed to make this album, he concludes. I feel like it's undoubtedly my finest work to date, the beginning of the next chapter for me.

    1. Lies & Wishes
    2. Lost & Found
    3. Son Of A Plumber
    4. Pins & Needles
    5. Taking It Out On You
    6. I Missed You
    7. Nothing Lasts Forever
    8. Chain Reaction
    9. Fires
    10. The Next Melody
    Edward David Anderson
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    'This is a masterpiece of jailhouse blues and cinematic street rap... it deserves its growing reputation as a lost classic.' * * * * - Uncut


    'A cornerstone in the development of what is now a part of global culture' Fab 5 Freddy 'a verbal bible' - Chuck D (Public Enemy)


    Brought to life by Lightnin' Rod a.k.a Jalal of the Last Poets and backed by music from Kool & The Gang, Buddy Miles, Billy Preston and more, Hustlers' Convention is a concept album documenting the rise and fall of Sport, a street gambler who ends up in jail after a shoot-out with the police.


    His street tales of card games, throwing dice and chasing women influenced Wu Tang, Ice T, Public Enemy, Jungle Brothers and many more while also playing a key role in establishing rap as an accepted modern musical art form.


    A documentary about the album and its pivotal role in the evolution of hip hop is currently being made. The film features interviews with Chuck D, Melle Mel, KRS One Fab 5 Freddy and more.


    This vinyl edition is pressed on heavyweight (180g) vinyl and is packaged in a gatefold sleeve.

    Sport
    Spoon
    The Cafe Black Rose
    Brother Hominy Grit
    Coppin' Some Fronts For The Set
    Hamhock's Hall Was Big
    The Bones Fly From Spoon's Hand
    The Break Was So Loud, It Hushed The Crowd
    Four Bitches Is What I Got
    Grit's Den
    The Shit Hits The Fan Again
    Sentenced To The Chair
    Lightnin' Rod
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    40th Anniversary Limited Edition


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Presentation!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Pressed At R.T.I.


    1974 shows Carlos Santana and The Santana Band evolving into one of the world's most loved and arena
    packing bands of all time. After several studio albums and the two live albums with Lotus and
    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live!, the world was now buzzing around the energy that these
    superstars would lay down on vinyl with the classic Borboletta.


    Featuring a cross section of Santana hits like Mirage, Practice What You Preach, and Give and Take, plus
    the exotic rhythms and jams on workouts like One With the Sun, and the stellar orchestrated Aspirations, Carlos
    Santana's guitar was explosive as ever.


    The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has been out of circulation for decades - that is until now


    Friday Music continues our exclusive Santana 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the groundbreaking first
    time North American release of the 1974 smash Borboletta. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday
    Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., this super limited first time North American 180 Gram masterwork is truly
    one of the best Santana albums to ever be released, and we are very excited to offer you this authorized 180
    Gram LP today.


    Along with the legendary Carlos Santana on guitar and vocal, he is joined with original Santana band
    mates Michel Shrieve on his dynamic drums, both Doug Rauch and David Brown on his prolific bass, Jose
    Areas on hard hitting percussion, plus the brilliant r&b and funk superstar Leon Patillo on vocals, the celebrated
    Latin percussionist Armando Peraza, the legendary team of Airto on percussion and Flora Purim on vocals,
    Stanley Clarke on bass, and the stellar keyboard work of long time Santana associate Tom Coster.


    As an added 40th Anniversary Borboletta bonus, we are including a first time gatefold cover, restoring the
    original album cover elements to their full glory which will further enhance your listening experience.


    Let's all celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic mega rocker Borboletta by Santana. Authentic,
    Authorized and Absolutely Santana as only you would expect from your friends at Friday Music!

    1. Spring Manifestations
    2. Canto de los Flores
    3. Life Is Anew
    4. Give and Take
    5. One With the Sun
    6. Aspirations
    7. Practice What You Preach
    8. Mirage
    9. Here and Now
    10. Flor de Canela
    11. Promise of a Fisherman
    12. Borboletta
    Santana
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    Seesaw reunites force-of-nature blues-rock vocalist Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa for a second album of choice covers from various musical eras. As with their first outing, Don't Explain, the project is in collaboration with producer Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Crowes). Each of the three principals suggested and selected tracks for the 11-song set list, which mines soulful classics previously made famous by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, and Nina Simone.


    The one-two punch of Hart's powerhouse vocals and Bonamassa's scorching solos both honors and reinvents the original recordings. They are backed by the same world class band that kept the grooves going on Don't Explain: Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Carmine Rojas (bass), Blondie Chaplin (rhythm guitar, backing vocals and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (organ, piano). This time out, their mighty sound is augmented by a horn section, with Lee Thornburg on trumpets and trombones, and Ron Dziubla on saxophones.


    For Hart and Bonamassa, making music together grew out of the friendship and mutual artistic appreciation they developed after crossing paths on the road numerous times, particularly on the festival circuit in Europe. Bonamassa wanted to do a project with her, and came up with the idea for a soul covers record. Shirley, who's produced 12 of Bonamassa's albums, was enthusiastic, and Bonamassa contacted Hart. "When I got the call that he wanted to do a soul record with me, I figured I'd be the background singer. He said 'no, you're singing lead.'" The chemistry clicked, and Don't Explain was released in 2011, followed now by 2013's Seesaw-in between, both Hart and Bonamassa have toured, recorded solo albums, and reached new career highs.


    "What's so cool about these projects is that when Joe and Beth enter the studio, he comes in as a guitar player, and she comes in as a singer," says Shirley. "They're getting together just to play fun music, sing some favorite songs, without the pressure of career issues they might have on solo projects. The point is to pick up and celebrate songs that didn't get their due in the day, and to pay homage to ones that were truly classics. The vibe this time is more upbeat than on Don't Explain, lots of big band horns."

    1. Them There Eyes
    2. Close to My Fire
    3. Nutbush City Limits
    4. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    5. Can't Let You Go
    6. Miss Lady
    7. If I Tell You I Love You
    8. Rhymes
    9. A Sunday Kind of Love
    10. Seesaw
    11. Strange Fruit
    Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
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    Cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes


    Pressed 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI


    Top Quality Gatefold Packaging with Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos!


    Considered one of the great young pianists of the mid-to-late 1950s, Sonny Clark was practically the house pianist at Blue Note during 1957-62 before his tragically early death in 1963 when he was just 31. He began his career playing and recording with Teddy Charles and Wardell Gray in the early 1950s. Inspired by Bud Powell, he made a particularly strong impression during his period with clarinetist Buddy DeFranco's group. He also worked with Dinah Washington, Serge Chaloff and Sonny Criss in addition to leading his own trio. But he is most famous for his work for Blue Note In addition to leading seven albums for the label, Clark was on many sessions as a sidemen, uplifting every date with his adventurous and swinging playing. His playing was full of joyful discoveries, constant swing, and an optimistic creativity that was indescribable and quite infectious. Cool Struttin,' the pianist's most famous and rewarding album, features Sonny Clark in a quintet with altoist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Art Farmer, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. On this 1958 gem, Clark is featured on four lengthy performances, including Miles Davis "Sippin' At Bells" and the exotic "Deep Night." The music is filled with magical moments where the five musicians seem to think and create like one. The greatest jazz performances include moments like those heard on "Cool Struttin'" where the music has a life of its own beyond the individual players. The more one plays this superb album, the more it is obvious that this is one of the truly essential Blue Note recordings.


    Features:

    Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies!

    Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes!

    Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

    Pressed 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI

    Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

    Stereo


    Musicians:

    Sonny Clark, piano

    Art Farmer, trumpet

    Jackie McLean, alto sax

    Paul Chambers, bass

    Philly Joe Jones, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Cool Struttin'
    2. Blue Minor
    3. Sippin' At Bells
    4. Deep Night
    Sonny Clark
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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