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  • Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Box Set) Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Box Set) Quick View

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    Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Box Set)

    Belafonte At Carnegie Hall - The Complete Concert


    5-LP Set Includes Bonus Tracks Previously Unavailable On Vinyl


    Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original 3-Track Analog Tapes


    200-Gram LPs Cut At 45 RPM, Plating By Gary Salstrom, Pressing At Quality Record Pressings


    45 RPM Custom Designed Slipcase Box


    Described by reviewers as "the quintessential Belafonte package,"
    Belafonte at Carnegie Hall captures the excitement of
    a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. What
    Analogue Productions has done with this 5LP box set release
    exceeds other vinyl versions.


    We've included the entire concert. The fifth disc in this premium
    set includes tracks heretofore missing from prior editions due to
    space limitations. They include Belafonte's spoken introduction
    before launching into the touching and tender "Scarlet Ribbons,"
    followed by the orchestral overture.


    What AllMusic.com describes as "The grandaddy of all live albums,"
    was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were
    recorded outside of the studio environment. A major financial and
    artistic success, the live performance stayed on the best-selling
    album charts for over three years and remained in print until RCA
    discontinued pressing LPs.


    The concert is divided into three sections: "Moods of the American
    Negro," "In The Caribbean," and "Round The World." All the hits
    are here: "Day O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Mama Look a Boo Boo,"
    and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals,
    and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of
    package of Belafonte's first decade with RCA Victor.


    Wait no more if you haven't heard this marvelous record. We've
    gone all out for this deluxe reissue. Starting with premier mastering
    by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog
    tapes. Then plating and pressing by Gary Salstrom and the crew
    at Quality Record Pressings, where the finest quality LPs in the
    world are pressed. But it doesn't stop there: We've enhanced
    the original studio photography and housed the collection in a
    custom-designed slipcase box.


    Belafonte's mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed
    then here, a mastery that resulted in him becoming one
    of the most popular concert draws in history. From the opening
    trumpet fanfare to the epic 12-minute version of "Matilda" (which
    set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets
    up!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Introduction/Darlin' Cora
    2. Sylvie
    3. Cotton Fields
    4. John Henry
    5. Take My Mother Home


    LP 2
    1. The Marching Saints
    2. Day O
    3. Jamaica Farewell
    4. Man Piaba
    5. All My Trials


    LP 3
    1. Mama Look A Boo Boo
    2. Come Back Liza
    3. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
    4. Hava Nageela
    5. Danny Boy
    6. Merci Bon Dieu


    LP 4
    1. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
    2. Shenandoah
    3. Matilda


    LP 5
    1. Harry Belafonte (Spoken Intro)
    2. Scarlet Ribbons
    3. Overture Medley (Instrumental)

    Harry Belafonte
    $149.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set 45RPM - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Calypso Calypso Quick View

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    Calypso

    The biggest album from beloved entertainer Harry Belafonte. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl with striking cover art.


    This is the album that made Harry Belafonte's career, and it remained at #1 a staggering 31 weeks! Calypso is also the first LP record album to sell over one million copies. This release is pressed on audiophile-grade 180 gram vinyl, with fully-restored, striking cover art. Contains his biggest hit Day O (Banana Boat Song) along with other calypso gems that made this album an immediate smash.

    1. Day O
    2. I Do Adore Her
    3. Jamaica Farewell
    4. Will His Love Be Like His Rum'
    5. Dolly Dawn
    6. Star O
    7. The Jack-Ass Song
    8. Hosanna
    9. Come Back Liza
    10. Brown Skin Girl (Calypso)
    11. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
    Harry Belafonte
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Calypso Is Like So... Calypso Is Like So... Quick View

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    Calypso Is Like So...

    Import

    In 1956, at the height of the short-lived calypso craze that saw Harry Belafonte top the charts worldwide, Robert Mitchum filmed two movies in the British West Indies, Fire Down Below and Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison. Calypso originated in Trinidad, and Mitchum filmed Mr. Allison in Trinidad's sister island, Tobago. As his co-star, Deborah Kerr, remembered, He possessed enormous musical knowledge and sense of rhythm. He'd mastered the West Indian songs with their complicated rhythms before a week was up in Tobago. By the time they'd finished filming Fire Down Below, Mitchum was singing calypsos at local clubs, and he continued to do so after he returned to the United States. Someone from Capitol Records heard him sing at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, and signed him up. Over the course of several nights in the Spring of 1957, Mitchum recorded his classic calypso LP, Calypso Is Like So... Using his droll sense of humor, he made up new calypsos from older numbers he'd heard in the islands. The result, a lounge classic.

    1. Jean And Dinah
    2. From A Logical Point Of View
    3. Not Me
    4. What Is This Generation Coming To
    5. Tic, Tic, Tic
    6. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
    7. I Learn A Merengue, Mama
    8. Take Me Down To Lover's Row
    9. Mama Looka Boo Boo
    10. Coconut Water
    11. Matilda, Matilda
    12. They Dance All Night
    Robert Mitchum
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Midnight Special (Speakers Corner) The Midnight Special (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Midnight Special (Speakers Corner)

    No attempt has ever been made to compare Harry Belafonte with other singers of his own generation or generations following. Perhaps this is because there simply is no other singer in the American folk scene who possesses anything remotely comparable to his uniquely silky yet dusky voice, or his genial mix of calypso, blues, gospel and traditional songs. The present album provides a wonderful testimony to the Jamaican singer's flexibility and multifariousness, which he learned to perfection of New York's jazz clubs. It includes songs such as "Midnight Special", a prisoner's nocturnal prayer for freedom, and "On Top Of Old Smokey", which Belafonte instils with intricate rhythm and Caribbean flair. And the tailor-made arrangements are no less thrilling: whether possessing all the drive of a stomping big band, filled with the intimacy of a smoochy small ensemble (with Bob Dylan on the mouth organ!) or with an earthy, folksy, blue grass sound - there's all that and plenty more! To put it in a nutshell: a veritable feast of traditional music which doesn't sound the least 'traditional'.



    Musicians:



    • Harry Belafonte (vocal)

    • Jimmy Jones (conductor, arranger)

    • Bob Dylan (harmonica)

    • Joe Wilder (trumpet)

    • Jerome Richardson (saxophone)

    • Millard Thomas, Ernie Calabria (guitar)

    • Norman Keenan (bass)

    • Don Lamond, Percy Brice (drums)




    Recording: 1962 by Bob Simpson

    Production: Hugo Montenegro





    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.



    1. The Midnight Special
    2. Crawdad Song
    3. Memphis Tennessee
    4. Gotta Travel On
    5. Did You Hear About Jerry?
    6. On Top Of Old Smokey
    7. Muleskinner
    8. Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad
    9. Michael Row The Boat Ashore
    Harry Belafonte
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Everybody's In Show-Biz Everybody's In Show-Biz Quick View

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    Everybody's In Show-Biz


    4-Panel Gatefold


    150 Gram Vinyl


    Two Inserts: Original Lyric Sheet Plus Second Insert With Bonus Track Info


    Contains The Original 2-LP Plus A Third LP With 9 Previously Unreleased Live And Studio Tracks


    First released in August 1972, Everybody's In Show-Biz was The Kinks' tenth studio album, arriving within a year of the acclaimed Muswell Hillbillies (the group's debut album for RCA Records). The original double-LP Everybody's In Show-Biz contained a complete studio album (which premiered the all-time Kinks classic Celluloid Heroes among other tracks) and a live disc chronicling The Kinks' Carnegie Hall appearance in March 1972.


    The 2016 Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes the original album, produced by Raymond Douglas Davies, in its entirety alongside a full disc's worth of previously unissued studio sessions outtakes (recorded for the album in 1972 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London) and live material (recorded March 2-3, 1972 during The Kinks' triumphant Carnegie Hall concert run).


    The new edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes in-depth liner notes penned especially for this release by noted rock scholar David Fricke.


    A concept album of sorts, Everybody's In Show-Biz drew its themes and inspirations from the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life as a touring musician. (The raucous Carnegie Hall recordings on the album come from one of the first North American concerts performed by The Kinks after the lift of a four-year ban imposed on the group by the American Federation of Musicians in 1965.) The songs on Everybody's In Show-Biz were initially intended to serve as the soundtrack to The Colossal Shirt, a never-realized feature film about The Kinks on the road.


    Life keeps using me, keeps on abusing me, mentally and physically, Davies sings on the album's Maximum Consumption. I gotta stay fit, stay alive, need fuel inside, eat food to survive . Stylistically, Everybody's in Show-Biz finds Davies further exploring his interest in Americana-inspired musical arrangements as heard on Muswell Hillbillies.


    Everybody's In Show-Biz showcases the second great classic Kinks line-up: frontman Ray Davies, guitarist Dave Davies, bassist John Dalton, keyboardist John Gosling and drummer Mick Avory, joined by brass and woodwind players Mike Cotton, John Beecham and Alan Holmes (all of whom played on Muswell Hillbillies).


    The Carnegie Hall recordings include a variety of Kinks originals in addition to unconventional covers including Mr. Wonderful (from the Sammy Davis Jr.-led musical of the same name), the 1920s popular standard Baby Face (made famous by Al Jolson) and The Banana Boat Song (a calypso-folk perennial popularized by Harry Belafonte).


    The new Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes never-before-heard live versions of Sunny Afternoon, Get Back in Line, Complicated Life and the rarely-played Long Tall Shorty as well as alternate versions of Supersonic Rocket Ship, Unreal Reality and the debut release of History, which foreshadowed The Kinks' next concept album, 1973's Preservation Act 1.

    LP 1
    1. Here Comes yet Another Day
    2. Maximum Consumption
    3. Unreal Reality
    4. Hot Potatoes
    5. Sitting In My Hotel
    6. Motorway
    7. You Don't Know My Name
    8. Supersonic Rocket Ship
    9. Look A Little On the Sunny Side
    10. Celluloid Heroes


    LP 2
    1. Top of the Pops (Live)
    2. Brainwashed(Live)
    3. Mr. Wonderful(Live)
    4. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues(Live)
    5. Holiday(Live)
    6. Muswell Hillbilly(Live)
    7. Alcohol(Live)
    8. Banana Boat Song(Live)
    9. Skin and Bone(Live)
    10. Baby Face(Live)
    11. Lola(Live)


    LP 3
    1. 'Til the End of the Day (Live)
    2. You're Looking Fine (Live)
    3. Get Back In Line (Live)
    4. Have A Cuppa Tea (Live)
    5. Sunny Afternoon (Live)
    6. Complicated Life (Live)
    7. Long Tall Shorty (Live)
    8. History
    9. Supersonic Rocket Ship (Alternate mix)

    The Kinks
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