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  • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Pre-Order) Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Pre-Order)

    2016 Remastered


    Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy is the ninth studio album by Elton John. The album is an autobiographical account of the early musical careers of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

    1. Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy
    2. Tower of Babel
    3. Bitter Fingers
    4. Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
    5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
    6. (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. Writing
    9. We All Fall In Love Sometimes
    10. Curtains
    Elton John
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  • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Awaiting Repress) Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Awaiting Repress)

    Originally released in 1975, this concept album showed Elton John and Bernie Taupin at the peak of their game. The album shows off a variety of genres including hard rock and country music and contains the standout track, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight." Now available on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, Captain Fantastic is one in a series of vinyl releases to mark Elton John's 50th anniversary in the music industry.
    1. Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy
    2. Tower of Babel
    3. Bitter Fingers
    4. Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
    5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
    6. (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. Writing
    9. We All Fall In Love Sometimes
    10. Curtains
    Elton John
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Rock Of The Westies Rock Of The Westies Quick View

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    Rock Of The Westies

    Rock of the Westies, originally released in October 1975, is the tenth official album release for Elton John. As with Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Rock of the Westies debuted on the US Billboard 200 chart at No. 1, the only two albums at that time to have done so. It was less successful in the artist's home territory of the UK, where it reached No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart. Robert Christgau ranked it as No. 7 on his list of the best albums of 1975. The title is a play on the phrase West of the Rockies.
    1. Medley (Yell Help / Wednesday Night / Ugly)
    2. Dan Dare (Pilot Of The Future)
    3. Island Girl
    4. Grow Some Funk Of Your Own
    5. I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford)
    6. Street Kids
    7. Hard Luck Story
    8. Feed Me
    9. Billy Bones And The White Bird
    Elton John
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  • The Singles 1979-1984 (Discontinued) The Singles 1979-1984 (Discontinued) Quick View

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    The Singles 1979-1984 (Discontinued)

    Girlschool First Emerged In The Late '70s As Part Of The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Movement


    Closely Associated With Motörhead, With Whom They Shared The Hit Single "Please Don't Touch" Found On This Compilation


    The Singles 1979-1984 Includes All The Classic Single Sides Girlschool Cut For City Records And The Legendary Bronze Label


    Features The Hits "Race With The Devil," "Hit And Run," "C'mon Let's Go," And "Wildlife"


    Compiled, Produced, And Annotated By Mark "Captain Oi" Brennan


    Gatefold Packaging Showing Rare Picture Sleeves


    Orange Vinyl Release Limited To 700 Copies


    If your knowledge of hard-rockin', all-female bands from the late '70s is limited to The Runaways, friend, it is time to broaden your horizons and cast your eyes across the pond to the British rock institution that is Girlschool. Closely associated with fellow New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends Motorhead (with whom they shared the hit single Please Don't Touch found here), Girlschool is still kickin' out the jams 40 years later with three (Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams, and Denise Dufort) of the four original members of the band. And here, collected inside a gatefold package sporting original picture sleeves and great liner notes by compiler Mark Captain Oi Brennan, are all their classic early singles, including their first one, Take It All Away, for the City Records label, followed by all those fantastic Bronze-label sides featuring hits like Race with the Devil, Hit and Run, C'Mon Let's Go, and Wildlife. We're putting this one out in orange vinyl limited to 700 copies, and you might want to buy two you're liable to wear out your first copy!

    1. Take It All Away
    2. Emergency
    3. Nothing to Lose
    4. Race with the Devil
    5. Yeah Right
    6. Please Don't Touch
    7. Hit and Run
    8. C'Mon Let's Go
    9. Wildlife
    10. 1 2 3 4 Rock and Roll
    11. 20th Century Boy
    12. Burning in the Heat of Love
    Girlschool
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  • Boomer's Story Boomer's Story Quick View

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    Boomer's Story

    Ry Cooder Is A Master Sonic Archeologist And Cultural Historian On Boomer's Story: Guitarist Pays Tribute To The Past And Updates Music For Future On Rustic Record Steeped In Folk, Blues, And Soul


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes, Pressed At RTI, And Strictly Limited To 3000 Numbered Copies: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Of Boomer's Story Sounds Fantastic With Vibrant Textures


    Ry Cooder's development as a peerless musician capable of grasping virtually any style began with his time spent with Taj Mahal and Captain Beefheart, but for all intents and purposes reaches epic proportions on Boomer's Story. With two ambitious albeit uneven studio albums behind him, the California native plunged into roles that still define him today - that of sonic archaeologist and cultural historian, shaping his 1972 Reprise effort with enlightened selections carved into the bedrock of America's folk, blues, and soul landscapes. Inspired, virtuosic, and poignant, Boomer's Story endures as a ravishing portrait of inspired translation and inventive craftsmanship that after years of neglect finally boasts sonics deserving of the performances.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP of Cooder's breakout teems with natural tones, front-to-back imaging, and vintage tube warmth. Boomer's Story benefits from vibrant textures and organic openness, two prized traits that come to fore with breathtaking realism on this analog reissue. Details ranging from the audible resonance of the drum skins, drifting reverb on the guitar, and the inner cavity of the piano take up residence on deep-black soundstages. Individual notes appear and recede with lifelike decay. Cooder and company sound as if they're in the room, playing in real time with one another. This record has never been more dynamic or involving.


    Having initiated his self-taught learning of customs established by the likes of Josh White, Woody Guthrie, Charlie Johnson, and Robert Johnson as early as age four, and grown up a son of parents obsessed with Folkways Records, Cooder never suffers from the retro rehash fakery plaguing countless contemporary revivalists. A true original, the guitarist simultaneously pays tribute to the past and updates it for the future. Boomer's Story brims with traditional tunes (the title track, Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man), classic blues (Ax Sweet Mama, Cherry Ball Blues), and World War II standards (Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer).


    A spellbinding blend of personality, respect, and innovation grace every song. Evoking the timeless rusticism and weird, old America vibe of Bob Dylan and the Band's Basement Tapes, Boomer's Story unfolds with a relaxed ease and back-porch chemistry underlined by the musicians' unpretentious demeanors and potent abilities. Drummer Jim Keltner, percussionist Milt Holland, and bassist Jim Dickinson (also a producer) are among the cast fleshing out Cooder's visions. The headliner also welcomes country-blues legend Sleepy John Estes to sing on his own President Kennedy and leans on pianist Randy Newman to help him transform the normally bellicose Rally 'Round the Flag into a patient, mournful protest.


    Cooder attains equally meaningful, emotional results on a definitive wordless interpretation of the staple soul ballad The Dark End of the Street, expressing unfathomable depths of regret and longing via slide-guitar work that draws a line back to Blind Willie McTell's immortal spiritual Dark Was the Night - a song Cooder called the most transcendent piece in all American music. Indeed, the degree of interplay attained by twinkling keys, rambling beats, brass accents, and dazzling guitar lines - also finger-picked and strummed - on Boomer's Story breathes with a rare air increasingly endangered in an era of on-demand immediacy and auto-tuned imitation. This, as it's said, is the real deal.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Boomer's Story
    2. Cherry Ball Blues
    3. Crow Black Chicken
    4. Ax Sweet Mama
    5. Maria Elena
    6. The Dark End of the Street
    7. Rally 'Round the Flag
    8. Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer
    9. President Kennedy
    10. Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man
    Ry Cooder
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • U-Men U-Men Quick View

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    U-Men

    This 3xLP Box Set Collects The Entire Studio-Recorded Output Of The U-Men


    Remastered


    Plus 5 Unreleased Songs


    With 16 Pages Of Photos, Liner Notes & Interviews With The Band


    Executive Produced By Jack Endino


    The U-Men are one of the best bands I've ever seen. They were
    hypnotic, frenetic, powerful and compelling. It was impossible to
    resist getting sucked into their weird, darkly absurd world. They
    effortlessly blended The Sonics, Link Wray, Pere Ubu, and
    Captain Beefheart. Their shows were loose-limbed, drunken
    dance parties and no two shows were alike. The U-Men were
    avant-garage explorers and, most importantly, they fucking
    rocked. I was lucky enough to live in their hometown and I saw
    them every chance I could.


    From 1983 to 1987, the U-Men were the undisputed kings of
    the Seattle Underground. No one else came close. They ruled a
    bleak backwater landscape populated by maybe 200 people.
    They were the only band that could unify the disparate
    sub-subcultures and get all 200 of those people to fill a room.
    Anglophilic, dress-dark Goths; neo-psych MDA acolytes; skate
    punks who shit in bathtubs at parties; Mod vigilantes who
    tormented the homeless with pellet guns; college kids who
    thought college kids were lame; Industrial Artistes; some random
    guy with a moustache; and eccentrics who insisted that they
    couldn't be pigeonholed: all coalesced around the U-Men.


    Sub Pop co-founder, Bruce Pavitt released the first record by the
    U-Men, a 4-song 12" EP on Bombshelter Records. By the time
    they had recorded songs for another record, Bruce was too broke
    to release it on his proto-Sub Pop label, so he hooked them up
    with Gerard Cosloy at Homestead Records. This was a big deal.
    Homestead had a heavy rep at the time with recent releases by
    Foetus, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, and Big Black. I was sure that
    the release of their second 12", Stop Spinning, would propel the
    U-Men into the ranks of those Homestead acts and the
    worldwide underground would get hip to Seattle's finest.
    Following the departure of bassist Jim Tillman (replaced by Tom
    Hazelmyer of Amphetamine Reptile Records, and then Tony
    Ransome), the band recorded two fantastic singles, and recorded
    their one full-length album, Step on a Bug, for Black Label,
    which was run out of Fallout Records. They became increasingly
    disenchanted with the direction the Seattle underground was
    heading and called it quits in 1989.


    The U-Men had nothing to do with Grunge. They were their own
    unique thing. I loved them and I still miss them. I remember
    thinking at the time that most of their recordings were a little
    soft and didn't capture the power of the band live. Now, thirty
    years later, their records sound great to me and we are lucky that
    they exist. I'm stoked that Sub Pop complied these long
    out-of-print records and scrounged up some unreleased songs so
    that everyone has a chance to take a trip back to old weird
    Seattle.


    - Mark Arm, Seattle, August 2017

    LP 1
    1. Blight
    2. The Fumes
    3. Flowers DGIH
    4. Shoot 'em Down
    5. Gila
    6. Trouble Under Water
    7. Mystery Pain
    8. Last Lunch


    LP 2
    1. Clubs
    2. Cow Rock
    3. Green Trumpet
    4. A Year and a Day
    5. Ten After One
    6. They!
    7. U-Men Stomp
    8. Solid Action
    9. Dig It a Hole


    LP 3
    1. Whistlin' Pete
    2. 2 x 4
    3. A Three Year Old Could Do That
    4. Juice Party
    5. Flea Circus
    6. Too Good to Be Food
    7. Willie Dong Hurts Dogs
    8. Papa Doesn't Love His Children Anymore
    9. Pay the Bubba
    10. Freezebomb
    11. That's Wild About Jack
    12. Bad Little Woman
    13. Selfish

    U-Men
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  • Ready Player One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Ready Player One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Quick View

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    Ready Player One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    The hotly-anticipated soundtrack to "Ready Player One" - Steven Spielberg's science fiction action adventure, based on Ernest Cline's best-selling book of the same name is set for release on vinyl via Water Tower Music. It features a brand-new score by Grammy award-winning composer Alan Silvestri (The Avengers, Back to The Future Trilogy, Forrest Gump)


    The film's director/producer Steven Spielberg says, "While all sorts of culturally iconic references populate Ready Player One, the score that Alan Silvestri composed is completely and intoxicatingly original. It's bound together by multiple themes that identify plot and character and is infused by such percussive adrenaline and soaring strings that Alan has made Ready Player One appear to fly. I think his score is fantastic."


    Though "Ready Player One" marks their first collaboration on a film directed by Spielberg, Alan Silvestri has scored a number of films produced by the filmmaker, including the "Back to the Future" films. The composer says, "An invitation to travel arrived just about a year ago, not just to a place, but to a time. Actually, to a number of times-primarily the year 2045, along with a few stops in the 80s. A rather detailed map had been drawn by Ernest Cline and the Captain of the voyage, none other than Mr. Spielberg himself. What could one possibly do or say? Pencil in hand, one firmly fastens one's seatbelt, says 'Sir, Yes, Sir,' and prepares for the trip of a lifetime."

    1. The Oasis
    2. "Hello, I'm James Hallida"
    3. "Why Can't We Go Backwards?"
    4. An Orb Meeting
    5. Real World Consequences
    6. Sorrento Makes An Offer
    7. Welcome To The Rebellion
    8. High 5 Assembles
    9. Orb of Osuvox
    10. Sorrento Punked
    11. Wade's Broadcast
    12. Arty On The "Inside"
    13. Looking For A Truck
    14. She Never Left
    15. Last Chance
    16. "Get Me Out Of This"
    17. "Hold On To Something"
    18. "This Is Wrong"
    19. "What Are You?"
    20. "There's Something I Need To Do"
    21. Ready Player One - Main Title
    22. Ready Player One - End Credits
    Alan Silvestri
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  • How To Die In The North How To Die In The North Quick View

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    How To Die In The North

    Lost treasure needn't be found in the distant past; the 21st century hides many artists who disappeared into the great wide yonder. BC Camplight is one such example. The alter-ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007, both gems of a certain psych-pop vintage, combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent. Christinzio certainly knew it - he's described himself as, "the guy who blew it."


    But this sublime talent with the keening vocal and fearless approach to lyrical introspection has another chance. His new album 'How To Die In The North', recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester, England, is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip. From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that's part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune.


    Originally from New Jersey, Christinzio started playing piano aged just four, inspired by his mum's Jerry Lee Lewis and Nilsson records and his Dad's classical collection. Depression and crippling hypochondria clashed with captaining the football team and a penchant for boxing. Post-school, he fell in with people, "willing to go through shit to be a musician," which saw him relocate to Philadelphia where he occasionally played live with Philly faves The War On Drugs and guested on Sharon Van Etten's album 'Epic'.


    He's already done two sessions for long-term fan Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music, which featured Christinzio's band of Mancunians who he met at The Castle Hotel pub, a watering hole in the city centre particularly popular with musicians. Christinzio also heard John Grant's album on the jukebox there, which encouraged him to approach Bella Union. Grant's cocktail of depression and self-sabotage thwarted an outrageous talent, but he took his second chance. The same deserves to happen to Christinzio, a similarly outsize, sharp and funny personality with a non-conformist streak. Far from dying, BC Camplight has been reborn in the North!

    1. You Should've Gone To School
    2. Love Isn't Anybody's Fault
    3. Just Because I Love You
    4. Grim Cinema
    5. Good Morning Headache
    6. Thieves In Antigua
    7. Atom Bomb
    8. Lay Me On the Floor
    9. Why Doesn't Anybody Fall In Love Anymore
    BC Camplight
    $22.99
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    Alone

    The Pretenders are set to release their first album in eight years, Alone, via BMG. Recorded in Nashville and originally intended as a solo follow-up to 2014's 'Stockholm', it soon became obvious that those driving guitars, ragged but righteous arrangements, tough yet tender lyrics delivered by the most beautifully distinctive voice of a generation, sounded fantastically familiar. The Pretenders were back. 36 years after their remarkable first album, 'Alone' could be the older, wiser, badder sister to that exhilarating debut.


    Chrissie Hynde recorded the album in Nashville with Dan Auerbach, from The Black Keys, who stood as captain, producer and multi-instrumentalist on the record, an album which sees Chrissie at her searingly honest, most incisive best.


    The full band joining Chrissie and Dan on the album features Johnny Cash's former bass player Dave Roe and country rocker Kenny Vaughan on guitar plus sundry members of Dan Auerbach's side project The Arcs: Richard Swift, drums, Leon Michels, keyboards and Russ Pahl providing sly curlicues of pedal steel. The album was mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello). Duane Eddy also features on the punchy 'Never Be Together'.


    Of the new album Chrissie Hynde said the following: "This record is what I love the most - real people playing real music. I sang and recorded every vocal in a 48 hour period - 48 hours to sing them, 40 years of preparation!"

    1. Alone
    2. Roadie Man
    3. Gotta Wait
    4. Never Be Together
    5. Let's Get Lost
    6. Chord Lord
    7. Blue Eyed Sky
    8. The Man You Are
    9. One More Day
    10. I Hate Myself
    11. Death Is Not Enough
    Pretenders
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