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Candy-OHow did the Cars move beyond their smash 1978 debut (also available on Mobile Fidelity 180-gram LP) and secure their status as one of musics leading bands for years to come? Look no further than the quadruple-platinum Candy-O. Continuing along the streamlined pop paths of its predecessor, the sophomore effort is preoccupied with desirable women that are as mysterious, sexy, and cool as the groups musicand the records pin-up cover.
With rare exception, few new-wave artists enjoyed much of a career outside of a one-hit wonder. Candy-O proves the Cars were anything but. Its loaded with minimalist atmospherics, pulsing bass lines, catchy refrains, and labyrinthine synthesizers that stick in your mind for days. And while retaining a simplicity thats a Cars hallmark, the album also takes myriad stylistic detours: the glam-rock accents of Dangerous Type, a song whose title references the records mysterious and lusty matter; the percolating riffs of the contagious title track; the dizzying garage-rock nature of the upbeat Got a Lot on My Mind, complete with a tooting Farfisa organ. Nothing drags or feels out of place.
Through it all, vocalists Benjamin Orr and Ric Ocasek keep their heads about themselves, singing in direct albeit detached tones that convey the tension, excitement, and risky promise inherent in the lyrics. Hook-laced choruses abound. Yet all is not what it seems.
Hooks are mechanical by nature, but the affectlessness of these deserves special mention; only listeners who consider alienation is the craze a great insight will find much meaning here. On the other hand, only listeners who demand meaning in all things will find this useless. Cold and thin, shiny and hypnotic, it's what [the Cars] do best--rock and roll that is definitely pop without a hint of cuteness. Robert Christgau, The Consumer Guide
Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition LP brings the Cars distinctive melodies and exotic arrangements to the fore in ways that have never been heard outside of the recording studio. For the first time, Roy Thomas Bakers vocal production shines, with each members contributions rescued from a cold sonic murk that detracted from the musics impact on both vinyl and the extremely compressed CD. Once you hear the newly uncovered dynamics and rich textures, youll be wondering where they were all of these years. Chalk this up as an essential addition to your pop collection.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Let's Go
2. Since I Held You
3. It's All I Can Do
4. Double Life
5. Shoo Be Doo
8. You Can't Hold On Too Long
9. Lust for Kicks
10. Got A Lot On My Head
11. Dangerous Type$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Candy-O (Expanded Edition)D-Side Etching
The Cars' second album, 1979's Candy-O will be reissued as an expanded edition.
This new 2017 edition of Candy-O comes with seven bonus tracks: 'Northern Studios' versions of four songs (including previously unissued song They Won't See You), two monitor mixes and a B-side. This edition uses the Ric Ocasek supervised mastering from last year's The Elektra Years box set.
Candy-O is being reissued as a 2LP vinyl edition with all the extra audio. The gatefold vinyl has music on three sides and an etching on the fourth.1. Let's Go (Remastered)
2. Since I Held You (Remastered)
3. It's All I Can Do (Remastered)
4. Double Life (Remastered)
5. Shoo Be Doo (Remastered)
6. Candy-O (Remastered)
7. Night Spots (Remastered)
8. You Can't Hold On Too Long (Remastered)
9. Lust For Kicks (Remastered)
10. Got A Lot On My Head (Remastered)
11. Dangerous Type (Remastered)
12. Let's Go - Roy Thomas Baker Monitor Mix
13. Candy-O - Northern Studios Version
14. Nights Spots - Northern Studios Version
15. Lust for Kicks - Roy Thomas Baker Monitor Mix
16. Dangerous Type - Northern Studios Version
17. They Won't See You - Northern Studios Version, Previously Unissued
18. That's It - Let's Go B-side$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (Picture Disc)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the soundtrack of music from the 2000 American film of the same name, written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson and John Goodman.
With the film set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, the soundtrack uses American bluegrass, country and folk music appropriate to the time period. With the exception of a few vintage tracks such as Harry McClintock's 1928 single Big Rock Candy Mountain, most tracks are modern recordings. Produced by T-Bone Burnett.1. Po Lazarus -- James Carter & The Prisoners
2. Big Rock Candy Mountain -- Harry Mcclintock
3. You Are My Sunshine -- Norman Blake
4. Down To The River To Pray -- Alison Krauss
5. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- The Soggy Bottom Boys
6. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues -- Chris Thomas King
7. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- Norman Blake
8. Keep On The Sunny Side -- The Whites
9. I'll Fly Away -- Alison Krauss And Gillian Welch
10. Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby -- Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, And Gillian Welch
11. In The Highways -- Sarah, Hannah, And Leah Peasall
12. I Am Weary (let Me Rest) -- The Cox Family
13. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- John Hartford
14. O Death -- Ralph Stanley
15. In The Jailhouse Now -- The Soggy Bottom Boys
16. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- The Soggy Bottom Boys
17. Indian War Whoop -- John Hartford
18. Lonesome Valley -- Fairfield Four
19. Angel Band -- The Stanley Brothers$39.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
The Elektra Years 1978-1987: Complete Albums Box
Limited Edition Vinyl Boxed Set With Each 180-gram LP Pressed On A Different Color Vinyl
The extensive set retraces the band's musical journey in the studio and includes: The Cars (1978), Candy-O (1979), Panorama (1980), Shake It Up (1981), Heartbeat City, (1984) and Door To Door (1987). Among the 60 tracks are the band's biggest hits - My Best Friend's Girl, Good Times Roll, You Are The Girl, and Drive.LP 1: The Cars (1978)
1. Good Times Roll
2. My Best Friend's Girl
3. Just What I Needed
4. I'm In Touch With Your World
5. Don't Cha Stop
6. You're All I've Got Tonight
7. Bye Bye Love
8. Moving In Stereo
9. All Mixed Up
LP 2: Candy-O (1979)
1. Let's Go
2. Since I Held You
3. It's All I Can Do
4. Double Life
5. Shoo Be Doo
7. Night Spots
8. You Can't Hold On Too Long
9. Lust For Kicks
10. Got A Lot On My Head
11. Dangerous Type
LP 3: Panorama (1980)
2. Touch and Go
3. Gimme Some Slack
4. Don't Tell Me No
5. Getting Through
6. Misfit Kid
7. Down Boys
8. You Wear Those Eyes
9. Running To You
10. Up and Down
LP 4: Shake It Up (1981)
1. Since You're Gone
2. Shake It Up
3. I'm Not the One
4. Victim of Love
6. A Dream Away
7. This Could Be Love
8. Think It Over
9. Maybe Baby
LP 5: Heartbeat City (1984)
1. Hello Again
2. Looking For Love
5. Starnger Eyes
6. You Might Think
7. It's Not the Night
8. Why Can't I Have You
9. I Refuse
10. Heartbeat City
LP 6: Door to Door (1987)
1. Leave or Stay
2. You Are the Girl
3. Double Trouble
4. Fine Line
5. Everything You Say
6. Ta Ta Wayo Wayo
7. Strap Me In
8. Coming Up You
9. Wound Up On You
10. Go Away
11. Door To Door$99.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Cars Greatest HitsFirst Time Audiophile Vinyl Release!
Mastered from the Original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
The legendary alternative rockers The Cars set the music world on fire back in 1977 with their superstar brand of rock and
roll. Augmented with the brilliant musicianship of members Ric Ocasek (Benjamin Orr, Elliot Easton, David Robinson and Greg
Hawkes), their initial offerings would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
For their next sixth smash albums, The Cars, Candy-O, Panorama, Shake It Up, Heartbeat City and Door to Door, the singles and hit album tracks would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts as these masterpiece albums would become classic rock manna for the ages. Their performances were of legendary proportion, which still
makes them one of the most successful live acts of the classic rock era.
With massive radio airplay and of course an amazing
string of number one singles and hit albums, The Cars to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion
of fans worldwide.
After delivering a plethora of hits in rapid succession for Elektra Records, the label honored this hugely popular band with
their incredible greatest hits album simply titled The Cars Greatest Hits.
Filled with a treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks from their smash albums, this incredible 1985
effort awarded these rock legends with one of the biggest greatest hits albums ever released, with over six million units sold!
No stone is left unturned, as this 12 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like Just What I
Needed, Drive, Let's Go, Good Times Roll, Shake It Up and My Best Friend's Girl.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, The Cars Greatest Hits includes even more significant
hit tracks like the power ballad I'm Not the One and more hard rock classic hits like Touch and Go, You Might Think and the
number one rocker made especially for this album Tonight She Comes.
All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by
storm, forever associating the title superstars to The Cars franchise.
As a another fine installment in The Cars Friday Music Original Recording Master Series, we are pleased to announce for
the very first time ever on audiophile vinyl The Cars Greatest hits. Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes
by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To enhance your limited edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being
offered in a wonderful gatefold cover presentation.
Welcome back to the amazing The Cars Greatest Hits an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at
I Like The Nightlife BabyJust What I Needed
Since You're Gone
You Might Think
Good Times Roll
Touch And Go
Tonight She Comes
My Best Friend's Girl
I'm Not The One
Shake It Up$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Wear Your Love Like Heaven (Speakers Corner)Donovan Philip Leitch may well share a proletarian origin with several of the folk bards of his time. But comparisons with the top dog Dylan have worn thin and are not worth the effort since Donovan never was neither vocally nor thematically brusque - and moreover he created his own standards. He quickly converted the pacifist message of The Universal Soldier into positive thoughts and his poetry was concerned with history, sagas, myths and magic. »Lord, kiss me once more, fill me with song« he prays in Wear Your Love Like Heaven, and if this makes you sentimental then you are on the right wavelength. However, the »seller of hope« (Donovan on Donovan) triggers off a few psychedelic nerve tracts: whether it be a personal experience in echo form (Sun) or the sprechgesang and whistling of a vocal group (Little Boy In Corduroy) - light, gentle but perceptibly formed. That Donovan set far more than cheerful texts to the guitar is proven by the use of sawing stationary sound of the organ, low-register string passages and subtle rhythms, which raises his song repertoire miles above routine. A nice 'folksy guy' who merely loves the sun, moon and stars just cannot exist in times of war.
This Speakers Corner production was manufactured 100% analogously, with the use of the analogue mastertape and analogue mastering. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
- Donovan (vocals, guitar)
- Mike O'Neil (organ,piano, harpsichord,)
- Eric Leese (guitar)
- Harold McNair (flute)
- Mike Carr (vibraphone)
- Jack Bruce, Cliff Barton (bass)
- Keith Webb (drums)
- Candy John Carr (conga, bongo)
Recording: October 1967 at CBS Studios London by Michael Ross Trevor
Production: Ashley Kozak
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 emphasize 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. Wear Your Love Like Heaven
2. Mad John's Escape
3. Skip-A-Long Sam
5. There Was a Time
6. Oh Gosh
7. Little Boy in Corduroy
8. Under the Greenwood Tree
9. The Land of Doesn't Have to Be
10. Someone Singing$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Odd BloodSince the release of their critically acclaimed 2007 debut All Hour Cymbals, Yeasayer has been around the world and back again. While their first record was conceived in total artistic isolation, constant touring forced Yeasayer to finally engage with their contemporaries. Inspired by musicians hell-bent on sonic experimentation as well as those more comfortable in a pop context, Yeasayer find their domain spanning across the musical spectrum. Studied, road worn, and eager to begin phase two, Yeasayer retreated to upstate New York to begin work on their new album titled ODD BLOOD.
If All Hour Cymbals was Yeasayer's attempt at global and ambient cultural mash-up then ODD BLOOD takes place in an off-world colony sometime after the Singularity. Glimmering reverb haze is eschewed and replaced by a cavalcade of disorienting pitch effects and flickering ectoplasmic wisps. Instead of layered vocal harmonies the processed vocals congeal into blots and blobs of otherworldly chatter. Many organic elements are left behind and replaced by sounds and rhythms that inspire the body as much as the mind. At times Yeasayer sound as if they would be at home playing live in scene from Blade Runner or inside one of Oscar Neimeyer's concrete modernist temples from the 1960s.
ODD BLOOD is an album divided into two halves; the first being top heavy with pop songs, while the latter full of the playful and strange.
Side One. The album begins with The Children, a twisted chopped and screwed stomp, full of sub bass and spooky keyboards. Distorted vocals create hidden hooks and it's immediately clear: this isn't the same Yeasayer. After the rubble clears the album leaps into Yeasayer's version of the pop anthem with Ambling Alp, Madder Red, I Remember, and O.N.E. Yeasayer have plunged into the craft of pop music, and the exercise has paid off.
Side Two. The second half of ODD BLOOD is slightly more experimental in nature. Sci-fi musical jams (Mondegreen), maniacal rants (Grizelda), and paranoia (Love Me Girl) show the band exploring more paranoid motifs, yet never deprive the listener of hooks and ear candy.
ODD BLOOD plays out at a blistering pace, yet it never sacrifices depth or content. It is immediately evident the band has advanced in songwriting as well as sonic craft. Lyrically, it is a more mature and honest album than the first, as the band demonstrates a confidence to explore more personal themes alongside vividly depicted tales. One thing is certain: Yeasayer are accomplished audiologists who are willing to pilfer decades of pop sensibilities and cultural history to create something that is uniquely their own.Side A
1. The Children
2. Ambling Alp
3. Madder Red
4. I Remember
1. Love Me Girl
3. Strange Reunions
5. Grizelda$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Candy Man Blues (Out of Stock)
180 Gram Blue Vinyl Albums From Original Blues Artists
Remastered with printed inner bags and sleevenotes
Thirteen tracks from the 1928 sessions from the folk-blues legend, including "Candy Man Blues", "Stack O'Lee Blues" and "Louis Collins".1. Frankie
2. Louis Collins
3. Nobody's Dirty Business
4. Aint' No Tellin'
5. Stack O' Lee
6. Avalon Blues
7. Big Leg Blues
8. Praying On The Old Camp Ground
9. Candy Man Blues
10. Blessed Be Thy Name
11. Blue Harvest Blues
12. Spike Driver Blues
13. Got The Blues (Can't Be Satisfied$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock